Honesty, to some Hong Kong reporters, does not seem to be the best policy. Just ask Hong Kong TVB actress Linda Chung.
In an interview with Life! on Wednesday, the sweet-faced 29-year-old revealed that some journalists would say nice things to her and then turn around and slam her in their articles the very next day.
Take, for example, her first solo concert Love Love Love that was held at Kowloon Bay Trade & Exhibition Centre last month.
Looking bemused, the Canadian-born star said in English: "You know, these magazine reporters are so nice in person but their reports are the complete opposite.
"After my concert, they said, 'Oh, you sang so well. You can dance and you also sang and played the piano'. But when I read their articles, they wrote things such as, 'She sucks, she can't sing, she's terrible'. I mean, it was really a 180-degree change."
Her performance has drawn negative reviews from the audience too, with some netizens commenting that she appeared awkward and failed to hit the high notes.
But she is unfazed by these discouraging reports. After all, she has her ways of fighting back.
"It's cool because we have things such as Weibo, Instagram and stuff now, so we can always go online to clarify rumours or say what we want to say," she pointed out.
Chung was in town to grace the opening of jewellery boutique Mikimoto at Marina Bay Sands. Looking elegant in a strapless silver and teal dress, she was chatty and bubbly.
No matter what others think, she said she will continue to pursue music as she "loves it so much".
Chung, who has four albums to her name, including My Love Story (2009) and her latest Love Love Love (2012), added: "I thought the concert went great. It turned out better than I thought. So I've spoken to my record company and it wants to continue pushing me in music and to see if I can put on even bigger shows in future."