Friday, August 03, 2018

Farewell to Lee Lin

So, it is farewell to Lee Lin Chin who has read the news at SBS for 20 years and worked at the station for 30 years. Along with other great SBS news readers such as George Donikian, Mary Kostakidis and Anton Enus (he is coming back after an illness), Lee Lin is moving on. Anton gets a bit a bit wordy in his tribute, so you may want to skip on to 2:40 after the introduction. Do note what happens at 5:20.

A snip from her entry in WikipediaIn July 2018, Chin announced her resignation stating that "...working two days a week didn't give me enough time to devote to the pub and re-reading the complete works of Shakespeare. So now that I work zero days that issue has been addressed".

26 comments:

  1. Such a very stylish star...
    Who will continue to shine brightly, just not as publically. Which I regret.

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    1. EC, she is a class act. Very proper mostly, but with another side.

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  2. I never watched her often. I read somewhere in the papers over the past weekend that she said she was open to offers from SBS (?) and other TV stations...so she probably will pop up somewhere again.

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    1. Lee, even if she wasn't open to offers, it is the kind of thing she would say. We only rarely watch SBS news too.

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  3. I will miss her lips and lipstick shades..... how I wish I had lips like hers - nice size and shape!!
    * far better than old Angelina Jolie's IMO !!!

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    1. Lady J, hers are natural, Jolie's were not. So do you have thin lips then?

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  4. She seems like quite a character. One of a kind. I'm not enamored with the news broadcasters we have nationally here in the USA. Seems there is no one who really gets the news and certainly no one that makes it interesting!

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    1. Maribeth, here they bang on about our best newsreaders being journalists. I don't think that is necessary. Competent news reading is surely about just that. I didn't mind the tv newsreaders when we were in NYC, it was rather the lack of content in the evening news that bothered me.

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  5. I hate change :( We have relied on Lee Lin Chin for decades.

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    1. Me too Hels. She was a very competent newsreader, but with an off news personality.

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  6. I like her glasses.

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    1. Yeah Cro. Is that damning with faint praise?

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    2. No, I really like them on her.

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  7. She's certainly unconventional, I always thought her clothes were quirky.
    All the best for her future. I had no idea Anton had been away sick, I like him too.

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    1. Sami, you probably remember him as much younger, like I do. He had some cancer treatment.

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  8. Sounds a lot like my reason for quitting Coles. Working three days a week and spending more time at bus stops and on the buses than I actually spent at work, just wasn't worth the effort for me.
    So hooray for Lee Lin giving herself more reading time and pub time.
    I never liked George Donikian.

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    1. River, I get your point about when you worked. I never liked Donikian either, but I did admire his foreign word pronunciation.

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  9. re-reading the complete works of Shakespeare is not a small feat.

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    1. Haddock, to read them once is surely enough.

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  10. Such a shame she is fabulous! But good on her for wanting to get on with her life. So you aren't the only one with an eye for the handsome reporters Andrew 😀😀

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    1. Grace, it seems I am not. I have been saying to R this week past, when I see someone nice looking, who is that handsome man.

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    1. Indeed she is Ad Rad. Interesting upbringing.

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