Okay, so I thought I keep a little tab on things and let on with what I’m currently doing as in blog posts and whatnot.
Songs To Be Translated:
Where You Are (有你的地方) – Chris Wang
A Date So Sweet – 183 Club
Discover Love (發現愛) – Alex To
Discover True Love (發現真愛) – 183 Club
Bai Bai De (白白的) – Angela Chang
That Year (那一年) – Nicholas Teo
Music Reviews: I actually need to re-organize my music collection again.
Kevin Cheng’s It’s A Long Story
Calvin Chen’s It’s Still Summer
You Sheng’s Mr. Perfect?
Elisa Lin’s Adventures Music Journal
Nicholas Teo’s Long Vacation
Nicholas Teo’s To Be…
Angela Chang’s Head Over Heels
Tea Fight – YES, I meant to do this a long time ago but I kept getting into other obsessions. Major apology to Vic fans!
Love You 10,000 Years – I actually haven’t watched it yet though I have the DVD, lol. Talking about being behind.
Dancing Without You – Again, still haven’t watch though I got it.
Magic To Win – Got this a while back.
Citizen King – Johnson Lee’s movie
Any Other Side
Saving General Yang
Touch of Light
Kiasu – Xiu Jie Kai + Dou Hua Mei
TV Series Reviews:
Gu Jian En Chou Ji 1984: Part III – OMG, I totally forgot that I didn’t finish posting it. BUT I need to watch the last bit again to remember accurately, lol. However, notice that I divided it into 10-years gap SO hope it wasn’t too much of a cliffhanger.
Legend of Star Apple – Episode 6 – YES, need to finish the episode summaries.
Love In Penghu – Episode 2 – Placeholder is done BUT actual summaries haven’t been filled yet.
Only You (TVB) – Episode 2 – YES, I finally finished it and had some notes, just need to write the posts and post it up, etc.
Zhong Wu Yan – Episode 1 – NOT on top of my priority list but might as well put it here for tracking purposes.
Autumn’s Concerto – Episode 1 – Also the same as the previous but just keeping track here.
Bao Qing Tian: Huang Jin Meng
The Good, The Ghost, And The Cop (隔離差館有隻鬼) – Felix Wong
8 Avatar (八仙全传) – Roger Kwok
You Are My Sisters – Hawick Lau & Loura Lou
Inspector Gourmet (為食神探) – Kenneth Ma
Raising the Bar (四個女仔三個BAR) – Ben Wong
Nothing Special Force (雜警奇兵) – Ben Wong & Mandy Wong
Ghost Dragon of Cold Mountain (寒山潛龍) – Kenneth Ma & Selena Li
The Legend of Qin (秦时明月) – Lu Yi and Michelle Chen
God of War, Zhao Yun (武神赵子龙) – Lin Geng Xin, Jia Qing, Nazha
Come On, Cousin – Roger & Joey
Secret Battle of the Majesty – Kwong Wah, Erica Choi, etc
The Sword Rules – Old Singapore wuxia
The Year of the Chameleon – Eric & Joey before MDWAV
Love & Again – Alex Fong & Sonija Kwok
Angels & Devils – CYF + Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Full Moon Curved Sabre – Prologue
Hide & Seek – Chapter 7 – Vic & Cyndi
Honey In Tea – Chapter 1 – Joe & Janine
Payback – Chapter 5 – Xiu Jie Kai, Cynthia, Nic, and Dou Hua Mei
Stranded – Prologue – Wallace, Hu Ge, Ray Ma, and others
The Business – Chapter 7 – Wallace, Penny, Van, Tammy, and Enson
Afraid of Darkness
Slanted Thoughts I
The Dating Game 1-6 (ALL 4 POSTERS LOOK LAME TO DEATH)
The Other Extreme
More “Favorite Quotes” posts.
*To-Do List will be updated from time to time OR it will disappear when I finally finish aka all caught up with stuff (LOL)…
I realized I totally forgot to do one for last year. Not to mention how it’s going into summer now so this post is considered really late. However, I thought it was time I update on some things.
First off, I managed to fix formatting for the majority of the posts already. I’m still reconsidering about getting rid of some of the drama updates or not. But that could be saved for a later time in the future.
Next on the task list? I’m trying to fix the formatting for all the fanfictions right now. It’s lagging since I’ve been busy with real-life stuff again. But this could help me with finishing some of the long-awaited fanfictions still in limbo. The random activity the other day with critiquing my own fan fiction sort of stirred some interest up again so who knows? I’m keeping it on the positive right now, just for the sake of my sanity. Considering all the things happening lately–and that it actually impacts the rest of the world too. I’m not going to go into detail because I want to reserve whatever it is left for the relevancy of this blog only.
I need to fix the links from my Pinterest account too so it reflects and directs back to this blog as intended. Other than that, probably going to check that task list again and debate whether to still review some of the series or not. Because it has been a long time. I have forgotten most of the details already. We’ll see.
Anyway, let’s get right into the stats since it’s what this post is supposed to be about. I actually captured the stats above before I published two posts so it’s a little off. The actual draft count should be 124. I actually have some more posts that should have been published ages ago but most are actually songs translations so I kept it back as cushions. I will probably try to insert them in whenever I get some more posts out.
Notice that the post count for published content has been reduced by about 30 posts since 2018. It’s because I removed some of the irrelevant posts already. It was either too random or those were just placeholders to insert other types of posts. So yeah, had to get rid of them.
What else? I’m mostly active on my Facebook page nowadays, but not by much. Again, like I said in a past post, it’s easier to update with my phone about a random tidbit than hop onto my blog and try to update with a more extensive post. I would feel less like cheating if it’s so short, lol.
So that’s that for now. I’m not making any big promises this year. Since it seems to not worked out so well in the past. So just mini tasks here and there for now.
Song Title: Your Life, I Only Borrow A Journey (你的一生我只借一程)
Music by: Mu Cheng (慕城)
Lyrics by: Zhang Han Yuan (张瀚元)
Key: Bold = Original Burnt Orange = Pin Yin Orange = English Amber = Vietnamese
生命中和你偶然的相逢 sheng ming zhong he ni ou ran de xiang feng I’ve incidentally met you in life Trong đời ngẫu nhiên cùng em tương phùng 讓我走出了寂寞的圍城 rang wo zou chu le ji mo de wei cheng Allowing me to escape from this siege of loneliness Để cho tôi thoát ra khỏi sự vây hãm cô độc này 沒有熱烈的海誓山盟 mei you re lie de hai shi shan meng Not having a fiery oath of eternal love Không có một lời thề non hẹn biển nhiệt liệt nào 我們卻相信愛能穿越時空 wo men que xiang xin ai neng chuan yue shi kong Yet we believe that love could overcome time and space Nhưng chúng ta tin tưởng rằng tình yêu có thể vượt qua không gian và thời gian
人海裡我們緊緊的相擁 ren hai li wo men jin jin de xiang yong Within a crowd, we embrace each other tightly Trong biển người, chúng ta ôm chặt nhau 彼此溫暖了午夜的寒夢 bi ci wen nuan le wu ye de han meng Warming up our midnight’s cold dream Sưởi ấm giấc mộng lạnh lẽo của nhau 就算以後會各自啟程 jiu suan yi hou hui ge zi qi cheng Regardless that we’ll set out on our own journeys afterwards Cho dù sau này chúng ta sẽ phải đi con đường riêng của mình 我們的重逢已然不再可能 wo men de chong feng yi ran bu zai ke neng Our reunion is probably unlikely Có lẽ sau này cũng chúng ta sẽ không còn sự trùng phùng
你的一生 我只借一程 ni de yi sheng wo zhi jie yi cheng That life of yours, I only need to borrow a journey Cuộc đời này của em, tôi chỉ cần mượn một chặng đường thôi 走過這程也許會變得陌生 zou guo zhe cheng ye xu hui bian de mo sheng After walking through this journey, perhaps, we’ll become strangers Đi xong chặng đường này, có lẽ chúng ta sẽ trở thành người xa lạ 我是你的曾經 你是我的永恆 wo shi nie de ceng jing ni shi wo de yong heng I’m your past, you’re my eternity Tôi là dĩ vãng của em, em là vĩnh viễn của tôi 擦肩而過纏住了相思的藤 ca jian er guo chan zhu le xiang si de teng Passing by and getting entangled by the acacia confusa tree Đi ngang qua và bị vướng phải cây tương tư
你的一生 我只借一程 ni de yi sheng wo zhi jie yi cheng That life of yours, I only need to borrow a journey Cuộc đời này của em, tôi chỉ cần mượn một chặng đường thôi 走過這程也許會變得陌生 zou guo zhe cheng ye xu hui bian de mo sheng After walking through this journey, perhaps, we’ll become strangers Đi xong chặng đường này, có lẽ chúng ta sẽ trở thành người xa lạ 既然沒有約定 也不必為誰等 ji ran mei you yue ding ye bu bi wei shui deng Since there was no promise, there’s no need to wait because of someone Đã không có lời hẹn ước thì cũng không cần vì ai mà đợi 變作路人的我們守住記憶的城 bian zuo lu ren de wo men shou zhu ji yi de cheng Becoming strangers, we protect the castle of memories Đã trở thành người xa lạ, chúng ta lại bảo vệ lâu đài chứa đầy kỷ niệm
Years ago when I was still active on Winglin and other online communities, there was an explosion of different authors and readers alike coming out with websites or their own page to critique different fan fiction authors. Whether it was to help the authors improve their writing techniques or just something fun to do, it was quite an experience. I never submitted my stories to any of those websites but found them intriguing because I learned of how an author’s perspective could be versus how readers see it. It’s so obvious for everyday, published authors to go through this process. But at that time when I started posting my stories online, it was a new experience for me and it opened my eyes to some levels.
So, what’s the point of this post, right? Especially when I’ve been lagging soooo much on stories. This is an attempt to get back into it. Because the following will be an activity like the title said. I’m going to have fun and critique all the fanfictions I’ve ever written. Yes, I won’t leave anything untouched. But before I do, here’s a disclaimer for those who haven’t read the stories yet (so don’t say I didn’t warn you):
NOTE: The following contains spoilers (obviously from the title), SO if you haven’t read my stories yet, DO NOT proceed.
The beginning of the story had great potential and felt refreshing. It paved a nice and peaceful picture and a hopeful feeling because it described the two major characters’ feelings and goals in life. The humorous exchanges between several characters led readers to believe it would be a fun story. Although it had some typical formula of a small-town family with the scenic backdrop to pave the way, there was some mystery with various characters that readers could look forward to exploring. All in all, it paved a promising picture.
The problem with this story was that it was too wordy. It was one of my first attempts at writing fanfiction so it got so messy with descriptions. It didn’t take into account “show instead of telling” so it felt flaky and corny. In addition, because there was a setback with the last few chapters so it dived into the morbid side without intending to in the first place. It completely took away from the main plot and its lighthearted feeling that was established in the first place. A bad call. Like the feeling when the writers totally gave up and just wanted to end it already like how I often criticize them, lol. Also, the feeling of the celebs chosen was so random and unorganized, like lumping a bunch of people together just because. It felt like a test run.
The setting at the beach at the beginning of the story was promising and lighthearted. It presented a typical picture yet also let readers see a glimpse into each major character’s personality with a dash of humor. It seemed like they didn’t change much over the years, except for the circumstances around them. Light humor continued to occupy the scene, paving the story and pushing the major characters together–or apart–as time went by. There were some surprising details to the plot but it lacked some details here and there, not allowing the full potential of the plot to be explored.
Like some other stories, it started out describing the scenery and then introducing the characters. The weather, once again, like some other stories, gave hints to what the plot was going to be like. There was some side humor but just subtle, not too much. It was saying like the story meant business and it was no time to joke around, not really.
It was an interesting concept although it didn’t take in a lot of rules of sci-fi and went off the rails regarding technicalities. However, what made up for it was the layout of the major characters. It kept consistent and featured three female leads. What broke the rule for the third one was leading into a happier, hopeful ending than was predicted. It also gave more character and depth to one of the so-called villains and even allowed for that person to redeem himself and had a start over.
This was a typical setup of two pairings that were living on the opposite side of society. They met and interacted and somehow became entangled in a complex scheme. It provided a sense of mystery to the overall story and made the readers want to know what was to come and where the story was heading toward. The ending was a bit of an unknown, especially after the intense confrontations between two of the major characters and how it went down. However, it proved to be going on a typical route with allowing all problems to be resolved in a more favorable manner.
This story attempted to mock the life of gangsters and how it was supposed to be yet failed because, in the end, it was equally cliche and was corny in a sense of allowing some bizarre details to come into play. Although having the theme of gang-related activities as the backdrop for the plot, it failed to achieve its intended effect because of the halfway compromise of the mood as an overall. Sometimes, it edged toward the side of intensity or darkness that could push past the barriers of safety but it was shy of making it into something much more.
The story started out really random, bordering childishness because of the constant fights between two of the major characters. However, it evolved into a sadder story because of what happened at the end. Although it attempted to resurrect the atmosphere with some side humor, the plot never recovered with the happiness felt at the beginning of the story. It was later explained in the second part why it was so and eventually leading the plot into a darker path than was originally intended to–or so it seemed when compared to the beginning of the first part. What the plot lacked severely was the explanation and more details into a certain mysterious organization that impacted some characters’ lives so many years and ongoing. Some of the undertones provided a hint about how they were a big deal and were not to be messed with. Yet it failed to back up the claim as the story went along and eventually wrapped up. It also never explained why Tammy’s character had so much impact on what Wallace’s life was going to be and yet left him alone after he had apparently restored his memories. Or was it because it was to emphasize how scary he was if he returned to his past self? Or because the organization didn’t care how things turned out and that it was only important they kept everything a secret? Some things were never answered.
This was a fun read, at least at the beginning. Sure, there were childish humor and constant competition between the two siblings–or so readers thought as it was with typical siblings rivalry. However, it took a dark turn, killing a major character unnecessarily. Was that an attempt to be overdramatic? Or was it because the writer just decided to give up and end it that way?
The story seemed really random but that wasn’t a bad thing. It hinted potential with so many major characters involved and how each was at a different point in their lives. It was fascinating to see how they all met and would become important–one way or another–in each other’s lives. The story shifted between humor and intensity and back again. Yet always managed to push the plot forward, introducing new characters or circumstances into their lives and how they would react to those situations.
Although the cast was so extended that it provided an outlet for many story arches yet because it was so crowded that it didn’t allow for a focus on some characters. Also, some of the characters had suffered from the inconsistency of personality, except for the main characters. It also created an unrealistic atmosphere with so many of their gatherings and their strong bonds over the years. It could be both good and bad but mostly it was unrealistic. Not to mention how ridiculously meddlesome most of them were of one another’s lives. The occasional stalking of various parties was equally bizarre.
The first scene already gave a snapshot of what the story was going to be about and how the dark mood predicted the inevitable ending for some characters. The weather foreshadowed a lot of the scenes that were to come for the story. The layout wasn’t bad yet the constant side randomness and humor involving the characters downplayed the overall theme for the majority of the story. It was actually character-based and not plot-based like it should have been. The lack of information on both gang’s background made it hard to relate and didn’t allow for more interest toward that side of the story. It became a wannabe gangster story because it didn’t say how or why they were fighting or fleeing for their lives. It was only covered briefly at the beginning of how both sides had been fighting since forever yet never revealed the real reason why.
The storytelling style was strange yet intriguing. It made readers want to read more and find out what was going on and what was the deal with these characters. Or if they could get out from the current prison they were in. However, there were only glimpses here and there and some side details of the characters. They could have been extended to a much more complex story.
This story started out introducing the main characters right away and hinted at their established relationship and how it would come into play later on. The story began lighthearted with some side humor and then took a more serious turn as the characters acknowledge much more complex issues surrounding their lives. In some sense, the story allowed the characters to face reality with a hard punch. But in other sense, it felt a little dramatic and forced. Yet the story was still written a dialed down sort of way, like some subtlety of daily life happenings that could edge toward blandness but jumped back with a kick to tell us that reality will strike again. It was a mixture of complexity and simplicity. It had this balance and one tip of the scale would lead the story spiraling away.
The story introduced some promising aspects, such as the story being told from the main character’s point of view. There were also inspirational quotes involved. So that sort of gave a feeling of a legit book. However, it took a shaky turn and ended up being a typical high school, mean girl type of war. There were some interesting ideas but the execution was terrible and the plot dull. If at all, that was.
Extremely disappointing because it seemed like an attempt to crank out something that involved the two main characters. It seemed like an unfinished story and didn’t involve a lot of details. It would have been better to wait for some sort of idea to come forth before continuing with the story. It should have been a one-shot, then it would make more sense.
So, aside from being random for this post, what’s the point here? Of all the stories I’ve written, I only liked True Friendship. Yes, that sad. I took it slow and made it through without feeling like I needed to rush anything or wanted to write to please readers. It wasn’t like I didn’t add in random conversations or some bizarre humor. The story had both. But what was different was how the two main characters didn’t end up together but also didn’t downplay their relationship throughout. It acknowledged some of the more realistic aspects of life, even if it didn’t allow for the story to cover all. I did get stuck on it at one time but the time spent thinking about the plot as an overall and side brainstorming, it had allowed me to change the ending for the better, at least to me.
I also realized some things about my writing styles. Well, I already realized it for a while now but here’s an outright confession, lol. Some characters, especially the main ones, tend to fall into one formula. So I think that’s something to take into account to try to make it different in the future. Or least mix it up a bit.
If anyone noticed, I think I got influenced by Gu Long and Jin Yong at times, lol. No jokes. Sad, but I read those two a lot so I got influenced, especially with describing sceneries and stuff. But of course, I couldn’t go to their level. Not yet. The reason I said “not yet” is because I at least want to reserve some hope that one day I could reach another level. Or like find my own styles. For now, just recognizing the flaws is enough.
So that’s the fun post. More to come in the future, hopefully.
NOTE: This post will be updated from time to write as I add more stories to my blog or finish the current ones.
I couldn’t help myself since once again, courtesy of Netflix that I dived into this one.
This was one of the few times that I watched Gao Yuan Yaun since I wasn’t a major fan of her back in the days. It wasn’t her fault–as I later realized–because she was often cast in similar roles so I thought her acting was lacking. However, I felt that she did better in modern series and/or movies than in ancient settings. She was so lively and lovable that lit up the whole movie and set the stage for what was to come. So, we soon found out that her life was much more complicated than the early morning wakeup scene led on. However, her sorrowful days were short-lived–thanks to her encounter with Kevin and how they ended up changing each other’s life perspectives for the best. That also unleashed a chain of events as she became more confident with herself and took notice of her surroundings thus leading to her finally meeting Sean. Her world became quite chaotic and unpredictable as her fate was tied with Sean for the upcoming years. However, in some ways, she still retained her innocence and kindness. Sure, she could get so mad and became so scary at times, but overall, she was a gentle person. I felt Yuan Yuan brought out all those sides of Chi Yan really well. It was like walking into her world and going on a journey with her–whether through the good or bad. It was somewhat addicting to watch in a sense. Sometimes the plot was ridiculous–to say the least, but her character was never dull.
Despite reading a bit of spoiler–mostly how the second movie was perceived, I felt like I enjoyed the second movie more. Yes, I said it. The first movie was somewhat innocent and genuine–mostly because of Chi Yan’s personality and how she saw the world along with Kevin’s character. Yet I felt the second movie had its own charm. Although there was a lot of repetition of the first movie playing itself into the second movie, I felt it worked well with tying in with the first one because it reminded us of how such details in life could repeat or could also happen to someone else. For instance, Paul and Yeung Yeung having a pet octopus, Genie, like how Chi Yan and Kevin had Froggie. Interestingly, both pairings also failed in the end. The similarity with how Sean also filmed Yeung Yeung and tried to guess her song–but failed. Hilariously, his ring ended up being used by Paul to propose to Yeung Yeung later when he told her he had figured out the song she was singing already.
Daniel’s lack of appearance in the second movie angered many people–as I read various reviews. I totally understand that for loyal fans of the first movie–and also for his own fans as well. However, I felt the addition of Mariam and Vic–although sending the plot off the rails–made the movie tenfold more hilarious and also cranked up the hype. Daniel fans will probably kill me for it, but I felt the first movie was really bland at times with Daniel’s story. I guessed his character was supposed to be a counterbalance to Louis’ craziness, considering how they were from the opposite spectrum. However, I think I lost interest in his character around the time he became perfect when he met up with Chi Yan again. I didn’t want him to continue moping in sadness and drowning in his wine. Yet I felt his perfection was a turn off for me, feeling like his character just stepped out of an idol drama, too good to be true. Although it completely made sense with Chi Yan’s decision at the end of the first movie with her choosing Kevin, I felt they could have developed her story with Kevin a little more. It was like Johnnie To was already planning the second movie hence leaving it open or something. Because seriously, I saw it coming a mile that it wasn’t going to end well, especially how she looked back when she saw Sean on the way to the restaurant right before the proposal happened. There was still too much baggage and too many unresolved feelings. Not to mention how I was never completely sold on their pairing because of their lack of chemistry. They radiated off the “friends” vibe major time. Yes, they had some intense scenes and even shared a passionate kiss near the end of the first movie, but I didn’t feel anything at all. Hell, I felt Yuan Yuan had way better chemistry with Vic–who was supposed to be portraying her brother. Perhaps, that was why Vic was chosen and how it ended up being a misunderstanding for the majority of the parties thus leading to the big fight near the end of the second movie.
Once again, although having Mariam and Vic in the second movie sent the plot off the rails, it had somehow in its twisted way helped majorly with the main plot. It ripped right through the so-called normal lives of the others–or how Chi Yan had wanted to move on and was ready for the wedding ahead. What brought the second movie to a whole new level of craziness was the confrontation between Sean and Chi Yan and eventually leading to the big fight in Suzhou. I couldn’t even imagine what in the world the plot was going toward even. Everything was so chaotic, so random yet had to happen for things to finally resolve. In fact, the big fight wasn’t the highest level of craziness either. Because at least that fight was somewhat relating back to the fight between Sean and Kevin like the first movie. In actuality, the plot reached peak craziness around the time the wedding rolled around. Who could have guessed Sean would pull such a move? He scared half of the population present to death–while the other half just wanted to film it on their cameras to share it online (probably). What made it crazier yet hilarious was the part where Paul decided to spring a proposal and added to the already chaotic atmosphere after Kevin and Paul had succeeded in rescuing Sean from his crazy climb. I literally laughed out loud because I couldn’t believe it. We got to hear Vic sing “It’s Not That Simple” (沒那麼簡單) but that was seriously random. Also, Paul acted like it wasn’t a big deal after he got rejected and then even jumped into the pool to retrieve Yeung Yeung’s other shoe before heading to the elevator to send her off and even helped her put ’em back on again.
Many are probably thinking that I side with Louis’ character, Sean, hence downplaying Daniel’s character, Kevin. But honestly, I didn’t even like Sean at all throughout. Partially, it had to do with the plot. But overall, he was a let down throughout. Okay, saying “at all” might be a stretch. I actually quite liked his character as the movie started–as it was with Daniel’s character as well. I initially thought his character had more depth than that. Seeing how he saw her and wanted to cheer her up. I knew he had a crush on her at the beginning and was trying to get her attention. It was cute and all. But it went completely downhill as in he was dead to me right after he fell to temptation and slept with Angelina. He didn’t have to explain anything to her, seriously. She misunderstood. If he didn’t show up, it was obvious that she got the wrong idea. So if he wanted to be a gentleman and explain, fine, do it and leave. Yet it turned out, he was just using his weakness as an excuse. Whether his high testosterone issues were a real medical condition or not, it was never addressed throughout. So that led me to assume that it was just there to add to the humor, which wasn’t funny to me. It just degraded women or put the blame on them just because he couldn’t control himself. With Angelina, it could be said that she tried to seduce him but it was his choice to react or not. But the other women appearing throughout in there? It was hard to swallow with making it like it was partially their fault or something for dressing sexily. Then there was also the whole saying about there were two types of men, etc. Sean wasn’t the only one who said it but Joyce also said it later to Sean. I felt it was a slap in the face that it was a principle in general that they just accepted. (Not to mention how it wasn’t just sending a message to women to just accept it or live alone in misery–or something to that extent, but also send out a message that men are all alike–aka generalizing them.) So yeah, those two things combined made me despise Sean even more. Sure, it was his life, he could live it however he wanted. But I found it super hypocritical that he would get overly jealous–whether it was Chi Yan or Yeung Yeung–when they were spending time with another man. Then what bugged me more was seeing how his turnaround after his failed proposal to Chi Yan had led to his out of control womanizing schemes. It reminded me of the whole disaster with How I Met Your Mother steering Barney right back to his old habits just like that and dismissing his past growth completely. Anyway, contrary to the character, I felt Louis’ portrayal was very convincing.
In a way, to sum up Sean, Chi Yan, and Kevin’s relationships all around, Kevin was actually the one who brought Sean and Chi Yan together. If it wasn’t for Kevin, Chi Yan wouldn’t be able to change her outlook on life and gain her confidence again thus finally seeing Sean–who was trying to get her attention for so long. Their links were different on many levels but it wasn’t possible without one or the other being because their course of actions had affected all one way or another. Again, I seriously felt Chi Yan was better off with Kevin like the first movie had ended, considering how it was ironic that she ended up with such a womanizer–and how she had detested what her ex-boyfriend did to her. But I guess the second movie wanted to take back Chi Yan’s safe choice and chose to let her end up with the one she actually loved–for better or for worse. It was just how Yeung Yeung said, telling her not to hide anymore.
Aside from that, I felt that it was such a shame that Paul and Yeung Yeung couldn’t end up together. It would be seriously chaotic if they did since Yeung Yeung and Sean would end up in the same family. Well, even more chaotic than before. But I felt it was just a shame that Vic and Mariam didn’t end up together. Their chemistry wasn’t bad at all. I enjoyed watching the scenes where they went out to eat and talked and just be random at times. Their interactions were so natural and so addicting to watch. The fact that both of their portrayals were so on par that saved the movie a little more.
After all that was said, my favorite character was surprisingly John. Yes, John was such a minor character or so it seemed yet I found him hilarious throughout. Regardless of how intense the main plot got, he was always there to contribute with much humor. Of course, he had no clue how comical he was yet his silly actions seemed to dissolve somewhat of the hectic atmosphere. I initially thought he would be Chi Yan’s asshole boss who would eventually fire her. The reason why I thought that was because during the meeting at the beginning of the first movie, he was trying super hard to deescalate the situation during the meeting and he was sweating so bad, I thought he would use Chi Yan as a scapegoat to get past that obstacle. But it turned out, he was really supportive of her and actually acknowledged that she was really hardworking and talented. He even risked his job to defend her when she saw Sean and called Sean “asshole” but he diverted it to himself. He also tried to convince Chi Yan not to quit and later became her ally with spying on different parties for her and reporting the events to her. It was refreshing, especially how it was known within those industries that there was major backstabbing going on. In the second movie, he was seen chiding Chi Yan and telling her that he shouldn’t be seen with her because he might get fired yet he still managed to give her information at times regarding Sean–or others. Yes, he seemed nosy overall but he truly cared for Chi Yan as a friend.
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Oh, happy day! No jokes! This is not a drill! QiaoRu got married! This came out as a surprise for me too since I was just scrolling down my Facebook page out of boredom. Then I saw Qiao Qiao’s post.
We got married! ❤️
We’ve known each other for so long. Mr. Chen has witnessed me from a little girl turning into a woman, and continues to accompany me with much tolerance.
From this day on, I am Ms. Tseng and also Mrs. Chen. 🙂
People who love us are numerous, thank you for everyone’s caring and blessing. We will work together in the upcoming days, and will help each other to continue to grow.
A new page has opened up in our lives, please give us lots of advice. 🙏🏼🙏🏼✨✨
I thought she was putting us on. Seriously, even after I read the message. I just thought they finally worked on a drama together. Yet a quick stalking of Weibo confirmed the news and also because Aaron posted his congratulations to both parties.
Yu Tang, congrats!
Wishing you a lifetime full of happiness.
Chen Yi Ru, congrats!
Wishing you a lifetime of success.
We’ve been together in each other’s lives and grew up together. Having encountered such fate isn’t easy.
Thank you both.
I ended up checking Calvin’s page also and indeed, he had posted up a message of his own as well–with the same picture shared.
Life has entered a new phase. Unplanned, but every one of us has our own pace, right? We’re married! In the new year of 2020, our responsibilities will be heavier. Thank you to our families and friends who have accompanied us. This road has been full of laughter and tears. Thank you for everyone’s concerns. Thank you for everyone’s blessings. For the new year, wishing everyone a progressive growth of goodness. Happy New Year! Most importantly, a year full of health!
Different articles could be found on the UDN site. (Go here for more.) One of the articles mentioned that Jiro had also sent his blessings for Calvin and Qiao Qiao. Esther from Qiao Qiao’s band Sweety had also congratulated her. Other friends and those within the industry had also sent their good blessings as well.
Anyway, how do I feel? So excited! I couldn’t be happier! Life has been tough lately SO this is one of the sunshine moments that I could use. Having followed them since their failed collaboration and then finally a successful collaboration, I’m beyond happy to learn of the news. Congrats to them and wish them all the happiness in the world!