In most TVB series, the characters ages are never revealed. For the most part, the slightly older females tend to play younger characters. Those in their 40s play someone in the early 30s while ladies in the 30s would play characters in their 20s. In The Stew of Life, Christine Ng not only plays someone close to her age, she also plays someone older! In the series, she is 45, although in real life she is only 40. I was just surprised to see this because age seems like a sensitive matter in Hong Kong and some female actresses would never want to reveal their real age or play someone older than they actually are because of vanity issues. By the way, I think Christine Ng is gorgeous and she still looks as young (and possibly even better) than she was in Cold Blood Warm Heart and other older series that she was in.