Watching Hong Kong Heavenly King Aaron Kwok's performance at his concert in Singapore yesterday, I found it hard to believe that the singer hit the big 5-0 a few days ago.
The star, clad in a glittery, skin-tight blue-and-white bodysuit, kicked off his 2 1/2-hour gig with fast and difficult acrobatic dance moves while singing the Mandarin songs The Charm Of Blue and Song Meets Dance.
Even though the performances were physically demanding, he showed no signs of slowing down.
As the concert continued, the Cantopop dance king, also known as Asia's Michael Jackson, performed gravity-defying b-boy headstands and leaped to and from tailor-made dance boxes placed on stage, impressing the 5,000 fans.
Kwok is in town for a two-night concert at Marina Bay Sands as part of his latest Aaron Kwok De Showy Masquerade World Tour Live 2015.
At one point, he got his fans excited when he unzipped his long-sleeved jacket during the song Fly, baring his tanned, muscled hot bod to deafening screams from the audience.
The good-looking singer also worked his charm on his fans, greeting them with words like: "I am so happy to be back in this beautiful city to see all my fans.
"Do you miss me? How much do you miss me?"
He spoke calmly in a mix of Cantonese and Mandarin, in a cheeky yet sincere and confident tone.
During the popular chart-topping hit Sharing Love, Kwok went offstage to interact with his fans and caused a commotion as the audience surged forward to get up close with him.
The seasoned performer, who debuted in the 1980s, showed his emotional side when he reminisced about his career on stage.
"I just turned 50 recently. How many 50s can one get in a lifetime?" he asked.
"Everyone will age, but whenever I am working, I always feel that I am getting younger.
"I am very blessed to have the support of you guys," he told the crowd.
Saving the best for last, the radiant age-defying singer belted out his top classics such as Loving You Never Stop (1990) and The Wild City (1994) before obliging with an encore of popular hits including Para Para Sakura.
At the end, the bachelor expressed his desire to start a family, saying: "It's about time I find someone to settle down with."
He asked the crowd: "If I have a family, will you be jealous?"
The fans enthusiastically replied with a loud "No".
Judging from that, it seems like the popular singer is now ready to enter the next phase of his life.
Not a bad way to turn 50 indeed.
This article was first published on Oct 31, 2015.
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