Bob Lam (林盛斌) hosts a new show (人夫放假約出去滾) and invites Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) as guest in the latest episode. He prepared a hot pot feast and both expressed they were bad boys and loved to go to pubs when young: “Yes, I was playful when young and it is normal to go to pubs. I patronised most pubs at the Central and drunk one alcoholic drink for the whole night.”

When Bob asked about his acting career, Ruco confessed he had no intention to become an actor and followed his classmates blindly: “I remembered an acting school accepted me but I had no idea that I had to pay fees. I also registered in technical school and taught children about table tennis. TVB acting classes accepted me as well and it is quite fun.”

After going for acting classes, Ruco felt happy and fun but it was not a smooth journey: “I reckon everyone has a bumpy road in show business but it is interesting and enjoying experience. I have insufficient rest and it is quite suffering for the first 2 to 3 years. I used to be a sportsman and went to bed at 11pm. Upon working in TVB, I needed to wake up at 4am and finished work only after sunset. During the break, I do not even have a chair and stand for 10 hours sometimes. I could not handle the pace and stamina. After a year later, my acting career begins to show progress and my monthly wages increases from $3000 to $6000. At the time, it is considered high pay including filming shows as well.”

Asking if he chose singing or acting, Ruco disclosed PolyGram Records invited him to sign singing contract when he was 18 or 19 year old. After signing the contract, his acting job stopped immediately and he said: “I feel very disappointed. I was working in TVB and thought I could act and sing at the same time. I left PolyGram Records in less than 2 years and was totally clueless and did not want to return to TVB. I then proceeded to film movies but was jobless again in less than 12 months. My life is full of ups and downs and I lost to myself for that 5 to 6 years. I worked at a construction site and was paid $300 daily without any scoldings.”