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Blog: To Do List

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:

  • Will Never Change My Love For You – Hu Ge
  • Where You Are (有你的地方) – Chris Wang
  • Love Journey (愛情旅程) – Angela Chang
  • In Love, There’s No Wrong Party (愛情里沒有誰對誰錯) – Jacky Zheng
  • 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

Movies Reviews:

  • Linger
  • 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 awhile back.
  • Citizen King – Johnson Lee’s movie
  • Sleepless Fashion
  • 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 cliff hanger.
  • 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
  • Refresh 3+7

Translations:

  • Full Moon Curved Sabre – Prologue

Fan Fiction:

  • 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
  • Poster to-do/re-do:
    • Afraid of Darkness
    • Haunting Past
    • Scheming Nature
    • Slanted Thoughts I
    • The Dating Game 1-6 (ALL 4 POSTERS LOOK LAME TO DEATH)
    • The Other Extreme

Other Randomness:

  • More “Favorite Quotes” posts.

*To-Do List will be update from time to time OR it will disappear when I finally finish aka all caught up with stuffs (LOL)…

Here To Heart: 3-Minute Trailer

The drama’s page recently released a 3-minute trailer. (Click here to view it.) It looks super intense! Wah! I guess can’t have it all, right? I guess better modern soapy drama than if they put all the soaps in an ancient one. And as always, I’m behind on a lot of stuffs so I’ll be sharing and gushing over some details.

Anyway, Hebe Tian will be singing the main theme of the drama. (If you haven’t recognized her voice for the song in the trailer already.) Exciting, eh? If you want to listen to the full version of the song, go here.

Hunan TV recently shared this collage that hey made of Janine and Zhang Han, comparing their past and recent roles, wondering about time travel or possible reincarnations, lol. How cute though! Just because of this, I think I’ll try to be more patient and stick around. I’ve gone through worse, lol.

The page shared this image to celebrate International Women’s Day awhile back. I thought it was pretty cool. All right, until next time.

*All images were collected around the net hence belonging to their rightful owners.

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Stitch Fix: Fix #8 – March 2018

I wasn’t going to touch this for a while. However, I saw some of the items from the spring collection so curiosity got the better of me.

Nine Britton’s Johnson Hacci Tie Front Knit Top. Color: Dark Green. Price: $46.00. Status: SENT BACK. Seriously, it wasn’t my style. I do like green, but I didn’t think I was going to pull it off.

Tinsel’s Millicent Short. Color: Dark Grey. Price: $38.00. Status: KEPT. I didn’t know why, but I kept it. Maybe because it matched with two of the items so well.

Daniel Rainn’s Bernal Split Neck Blouse. Color: Green. Price: $64.00. Status: SENT BACK. Again, I like green, but it wasn’t cutting it. I didn’t like the style and usually wearing it on would change my opinion at times, but this one just didn’t do it. The material was nice, but I didn’t like the style.

American Able’s Mallina Cross Front Knit Top. Color: Black. Price: $32.00. Status: KEPT. Usually I don’t like this type of top or blouse or whatever, but this one was a good fit and wasn’t too embarrassing for me so I kept it. Who knows? Maybe I’ll wear it one of these days. This was one of the tops that fitted well with the shorts above.

PINK CLOVER’s Cobden Raglan Sleeve Knit Top. Color: Grey. Price: $40.00. Status: KEPT. This was a nice oversized top. It was very comfortable and this was the other reason that I kept the shorts.

My stylist this time was Nicole. I didn’t leave a note so Nicole did an awesome job introducing some new styles to me. I thought I would keep all five, considering how I saw two green items. But I couldn’t see myself ever wearing it anywhere so yeah, had to return. Not to mention it was a shame that the other two items didn’t work out. Since for the first time, all items were reasonably (more or less) priced (aka I wouldn’t feel guilty for keeping it).

*All images were snapped by DTLCT

Status of Fan Fiction XXI

The last time I updated this was more than two years ago. I thought I need to bring this up again, despite having literally no progress at all for almost two years now. What happened? The crazy and/or dramas just kept piling up that I couldn’t catch a break to do it. Well, I did write a lot but I kept backspacing or just scratching it out altogether. To be totally honest, my focus for the past few years has been the three parts of Wan Xin Bang (萬心幫). It’s listed in the some of the other updates, but I pulled it in the fan fiction section because I was changing it around too much. When I’m finally done, like absolutely no more changing my mind about the plot, I will post it up. Yes, there are three parts of Wan Xin Bang. It’s also my first wuxia attempt ever so it’s really hard but also fun. I also ended up starting my second wuxia, which would also be having multiple parts, lol.

Anyway, getting back to this current update, the current total vote is 69.

Current Fan Fics:

Hide & Seek – 25 Votes – One vote up from last time YET I’m still not moving. Again, I’m trying to preserve some sort of light tone to it, even if some details are leaning toward a more serious route. I don’t want to end up killing some characters senselessly just to finish the story off. So yeah, sorry, but I’ll try somehow to finish it. It’s just hanging in limbo for now.

Honey In Tea – 9 Votes – One up from last time I updated. Once again, didn’t want to ruin it.

Payback – 3 Votes – Regarding this, I merged part 2 with part 1 so now there’s only 1 part, nice? Yes, hence the updated poster to include Dou Hua Mei. She will be an essential character, and that’s all I’m saying for now.

Stranded – 3 Votes – Totally scrapping it. Or more like some of the cast/characters and revamping it to make it my version. It’s not working out. Not to mention a tragedy happening at the beginning of last month also drove my decision.

The Business – 7 Votes – Will finish it. I actually like this one so I’m not giving up on it. It just needs time for me to not ruin it.

Upcoming Fan Fics:

I know it’s like ridiculous to still maintain this section when I’m up in my heads with lack of updates for all the others. Yet I’m just couldn’t help myself.

Slanted Thoughts 3 – Okay, I know. You’re all like: This thing needs a 3? Yes, it’s crazy. I actually thought of part 3 like two years back. It’s mostly the first chapter and notes. But I think it’s going to happen. But rest assured that like some of my past sagas, this will only be three parts.

The Dating Game 6 – I’m almost done with this. Just need a few more chapters. I actually want to do another read over to see if I should go with that route or backtrack. I might post it up to keep my lack of updates for fan fics less pathetic.

One-shots is now at 22. I’m not sure what I should be writing about, even if it’s just one-shots. I actually have some drawn up, but then ended up scrapping it, because of recent events, etc.

So overall, all I can say is I can’t promise anything regarding updates, considering how the craziness just keeps piling up. Now, I have other more pressing things in my life to take care of. Maybe when that front is more stable and I’m less stressed, updates will happen. If you haven’t noticed yet, I don’t want to get updates out for the sake of it.

Rouge Tears by Luo Yong Juan

(Uploaded by: 飛翔鹿)

Song Title: Rouge Tears (胭脂淚)

Music by: Shu Shi Hao (舒世豪)

Lyrics by: Zhang Tao (張濤)

Key:
Bold = Chinese
Blue-Violet = Pin Yin
Red-Violet = English
Orange-ish Red = Vietnamese

那離愁 深秋 再回首
na li chou   shen qiu   zai hui shou
That sorrow of separation has been recalled by the end of autumn
Nỗi sầu ly biệt kia đã được khơi lại vào cuối mùa thu
離別恨 己過幾秋
li bie hen   ji guo ji qiu
That resentment of separation, having endured several autumns already
Nỗi hận ly biệt kia đã trải qua bao nhiêu mùa thu rồi

上紅樓 交杯酒 執子之手
shang hong lou   jiao bei jiu  zhi zi zhi shou
Appearing at the red mansion, exchanging cups of wine with crossed arms, holding hands
Lên lầu hồng, uống rượu giao bôi, tay trong tay
緊握那顆相思豆
jin wo na ke xiang si dou
Holding tightly on to that lucky red bean
Nắm chặt những hạt đậu tương tư đó

心有千千結 不忍吐離別
xin you qian qian jie   bu ren tu li bie
The heart contains thousands of knots, unwilling to utter out the word of farewell
Lòng chứa đầy muôn ngàn cái kết, không nỡ thoát ra lời ly biệt
只求能與你化繭成蝶
zhi qiu neng yu ni hua jian cheng die
Only beseeching that we could turn from cocoons to butterflies together
Chỉ cầu được cùng anh từ kén biến thành bướm

相見難 這般愁斷腸
xiang jian nan   zhe ban chou duan chang
Seeing each other is hard, this sorrow is heartbreaking
Gặp nhau khó, nỗi sầu này như là đoạn trường
天上人間 兩茫茫
tian shang ren jian   liang mang mang
Heaven and earth are vast and obscure
Thiên thượng và nhân gian mênh mông

淚成霜 花殘 獨留暗香
lei cheng shuang   hua can  du liu an xiang
Tears turn into mist, flowers withering, leaving behind only a mysterious scent
Lệ thành sương, hoa tàn, chỉ còn lại một mùi hương huyền bí
對鏡梳妝 淚千行
dui jing shu zhuang   lei qian hang
Facing the mirror and applying make up, tears flowing endlessly
Đối diện tấm kiến trang điểm, lệ chảy không ngừng

此情成追憶 綿綿無絕期
ci qing cheng zhui yi   mian mian wu jue qi
This love has turned into a past memory, continuously stirring up without dissipating
Tình này đã biến thành hồi ức, mãi mãi không kết thúc
若離別 此生無緣
ruo li bie   ci sheng wu yuan
If we separate, then that means we’re not fated to be together in this lifetime
Nếu ly biệt, kiếp này coi như vô duyên

不求殿宇宏 不求衣錦榮
bu qiu dian yu hong   bu qiu yi jin rong
Not beseeching humongous mansions nor luxurious outfits
Không cầu mong cung điện rộng lớn, không cầu mong áo gấm quang vinh
但求 朝朝暮暮生死同
dan qiu   zhao zhao mu mu sheng si tong
But only beseeching to be with you day and night, in life or death
Nhưng chỉ nguyện cùng anh sớm tối sống chết có nhau

心有千千結 不忍吐離別
xin you qian qian jie   bu ren tu li bie
The heart contains thousands of knots, unwilling to utter out the word of farewell
Lòng chứa đầy muôn ngàn cái kết, không nỡ thoát ra lời ly biệt
只求能與你化繭成蝶
zhi qiu neng yu ni hua jian cheng die
Only beseeching that we could turn from cocoons to butterflies together
Chỉ cầu được cùng anh từ kén biến thành bướm

心有千千結 不忍吐離別
xin you qian qian jie   bu ren tu li bie
The heart contains thousands of knots, unwilling to utter out the word of farewell
Lòng chứa đầy muôn ngàn cái kết, không nỡ thoát ra lời ly biệt
只求能與你化繭成蝶
zhi qiu neng yu ni hua jian cheng die
Only beseeching that we could turn from cocoons to butterflies together
Chỉ cầu được cùng anh từ kén biến thành bướm

*All translations were done by DTLCT.

Fahrenheit Reunion: Calvin and Chun

The other day, Calvin posted some pictures of him and Chun, tagging Chun in it. I thought it was hilarious.

(And how in the world did I miss Chun having a Weibo account since November 2013?)

Anyway, I went to Chun’s Weibo and discovered him also sharing a picture of their latest with an equally hilarious caption: He loved me since Fahrenheit. It has been twelve years already, I should reluctantly marry him and let him be my second (other half).

That reminded me of the days they were filming Romantic Princess together and both were goofing off so much that BTS became my favorite parts of the drama. What was more, one time Chun was giving Calvin this obnoxious look that caused Calvin a NG. Calvin apologized and immediately threw Chun under the bus for messing him up, lol.

*Images were captured by DTLCT.