The Archives is just a short walk from the Sai Wan Ho MTR stop. Maybe a few blocks. Lucky for us (again, luck!) that the weather was amazing for the entire length of our stay. It was a nice walk. Upon entering, the Archive wasn't anything special. My wife and I were the only ones there, aside from the security guard. To be fair, it was only a few minutes after opening and on a weekday. A bunch of film flyers were available to take, and I took. All of them. One room on the first level housed an art instillation that wasn't film related but actually the artwork of King Hu himself! (Thanks YTSL) So, after perusing the masters artwork, we made our way to the elevators to head up to the second floor where the King Hu film exhibit was stationed. As the elevator doors opened, my wife and I stood aside to let the handful of people exit. And as I smiled and slightly bowed my head at the exiting passengers, I did the double takes of all double takes. Well, at least it was the double takes of all double takes since the previous double take of all double takes I had a few days earlier. We'll get to that one in a future post.
We got off of the elevator, my legs still gelatin. We looked around the King Hu exhibit for maybe 5 seconds, none of it registering. My wife, getting a kick out of me being a blubbering mess, coerced me back downstairs to try and get a picture or an autograph. Back downstairs, swimming in sweat, we discovered Pei-Pei and her party looking at the art instillation. Not wanting to bother her, we milled around the lobby like two sketchy dummies for about 15 minutes until she emerged. I know that Pei-Pei can speak English, but I'm a wuss and asked my wife if she could ask her, in Mandarin, for a picture. I'm more than a wuss. A starstruck puss*. Pei-Pei entered the lobby and my wife approached and kindly asked if she would take a picture with me. She was more than happy to oblige this losers request, as you can see by the above pic. That smile!!!! Love was in the air. I was too nervous to talk to her or gush at how I'm such a big fan. After the picture, I slightly bowed my head again, said thank you, and got the heck out of there. Puss*.