Chu Wai Kwan is a Hong Kong professional footballer who plays for Hong Kong Premier League club Happy Valley. Chu trained as a member of the Rangers academy while attending Yan Chai Hospital Tung Chi Ying Memorial Secondary School, he moved to Chelsea Soccer School with whom he won the HKFA Youth Cup in 2015-16. Although he was invited by both Metro Gallery and South China to train with their respective first teams, he declined to do so until he finished high school. Due to Chelsea Soccer School's partnership agreement with Happy Valley, Chu was registered as a Happy Valley player for the 2016-17 season, he scored 12 goals in helping the club win the Third Division title. In July 2017, Chu signed with top flight club Dreams FC, he made his debut on 26 August, playing 12 minutes in a 1–1 draw against Tai Po. In August 2019, Chu signed with Happy Valley again following the self relegation of Dreams FC. Happy ValleyHong Kong Third Division: 2016-17 Chu Wai Kwan at Soccerway Chu Wai Kwan at HKFA
Vayala Vasudevan Pillai was a Malayalam-language playwright from Kerala, India. He was the disciple of eminent playwright G. Sankara Pillai, he directed over 40 plays. Some of his popular plays include Viswadarsanam, Agni, Varavelpu, The Death of Nestling, Ethile... Ethile?, Kunji Chirakukal, Swarnakokkukal. Agni won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 1981 and Thulaseevaram won the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi Award. Vayala received the Kendra Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2009 for his contributions to theatre - playwriting in Malayalam, he was the director of School of Thrissur for more than two decades. He was born on 22 April 1945 in Vayala, near Anchal, Kerala as the son of Neelakanta Pillai and Kalyani Amma. Pillai had his elementary school from Narayana Vilasam Upper Primary School Vayala. Pillai completed his degree and masters in English literature from Mar Ivanios College. On completion of his post-graduation, he entered the profession of teaching at Mar Ivanios College and proceeded to do his doctorate in Theatre and Drama.
He was awarded theatre fellowships of various countries and was able to do research in theatre in well-known universities such as University of Rome and New York University. He was a visiting professor of theatre in Meiji University, Tokyo. In 2001, Vayala researched on'The Semiotics of Beckett's Plays' at the Paris University and on'Space in Greek Classical Theatre' at University of Athens in 2008, he specialised on the works of Irish playwright J. M. Synge. A disciple of eminent playwright G. Sankara Pillai, Vayala was groomed by the Kalari theatre movement started by Sankara Pillai. Vayala joined the School of Drama, Thrissur as assistant director and head of the department in 1984, he succeeded Sankara Pillai as director of the School of Drama and retired from the post in 2005. During his stint in Thiruvananthapuram, Vayala formed an avant-garde theatre troupe named Suvarnarekha; the troupe presented more than 30 plays, including modern European plays. Vayala Vasudevan Pillai died at a private hospital in Kochi, Kerala on 29 August 2011.
He had been undergoing treatment for cancer. He was survived by wife and they do not have children. Drvayala.com Bhanuprakash, ed.. Vayala Vasudevan Pillai: Life, Theatre. Dr. Vayala Vasudevan Pillai Trust for Research on Theatre and Gandhian Studies