Andy Hui Chi-On is a Hong Kong singer and film actor. Hui was the First Runner-up in the fifth Annual New Talent Singing Awards in 1986. Hui has appeared in about 25 films.
Hui is considered one of the most successful Chinese music celebrities, with an extensive list of Cantonese and Mandarin hits to his credit. His first music contract came in 1986, and his singing career reached stellar status in 2001 as he won awards of the most favourite male singer.
In 2004, Hui was named by Alan Tam as one of the ‘New Four Heavenly Kings’ along with Hacken Lee, Leo Ku, and Edmond Leung which would be replacing the once lustrous title awarded to Jacky Cheung, Andy Lau, Aaron Kwok, and Leon Lai.
In October 2005, Andy was declared one of Ten Outstanding Young Persons where his hard work on his music and film career, and his excellence in commitment to the community was recognised.
He married his long-term collaborator Sammi Cheng in 2013.
This song was released in 2002 in his album Roma which was also used in a Hong Kong drama. Here’s the translation of the lyrics:
Though there are no lights, people are still there.
We were lucky to have had each other once.
Even after the tea has turned bitter, it still tastes sweet to one who needs it.
O, how fortunate, those happy people!
Once your heart has been broken, you learn to be more cautious.
The addiction you left behind has become an antidote.
Even though the kisses you gave me were kisses that scarred,
And happiness has turned to cruelty, you are still deep in my heart.
Though the love we shared is now broken, do not wallow in pity.
The pain we suffered through is like the Ten Commandments,
Commanding you and I to live on.
After bitterness has been drunk, sweets will be given to me.
The past will be healed.
Go and wipe away your tears.
No matter how hard it is to lose what you once had, in the end, the pain will slowly fade away.
How many years will you and I live?
No matter how much you love something, you will eventually tire of it.
No matter how perfect yesterday was, it will also melt away like the snow.
The flow of tears will one day ebb.
One day, we will share happiness with our other half.
Looking back, the beautiful snowscape still lives in your heart.
If you remember, my old love,
Breaking up wasn’t completely a bad idea.
Lovers who survive through anguish and heartache emerge with a stronger loving bond.
This world is so full of people; love can easily be gifted to another.
The face that bears your slap will be passionately kissed by another.