Last year, Sire Ma (馬賽) was involved in a lesbian dating scandal with mainland Chinese producer, Wang Ziqi (汪子琦).
The couple had a messy breakup, in which Wang Ziqi accused Sire to be a liar. Facing intense public scrutiny, TVB postponed Sire’s activities after the scandal broke out, telling her to stay at home for a few months.
Now back to work, Sire expressed that she is actually thankful for the scandal. “Many friends have told me that a person can only grow with experience.”
Admitting that her jobs have declined over the past months, Sire remained calm and said, “My mindset is calm. Whether it is jobs or other things in life, I will face it with tranquility. During the [hiatus], I’ve continued to educate myself.
"I’ve learned dancing, piano, and acting.” Sire hopes to find new opportunities for a breakthrough in 2014 and is ready to take on any challenge, whether it is hosting variety programs or acting in dramas, reports ihktv.
“Whether it’s an evil role, good role, or anything else, I will cherish each and every opportunity. A senior once told me that good acting needs experience, and after this incident, I feel like I have grown in every way.”
Through the hiatus, Sire has learned how to fully enjoy and cherish her time with family and friends. For the New Year holidays, Sire and her family vacationed overseas – it was the first New Year vacation Sire took since debuting in 2008.
“I’ve come to realize that I never had the opportunity to live a self-controlled life before. I usually have others taking care of me. A while ago, my friends and I rented a house when were on vacation in Spain.
"We all went to the supermarket to find the food to make breakfast. This kind of lifestyle is interesting.” Sire said she has learned to cherish the family and friends, “There will be a brand new Sire Ma in the new year!”