Ady An's Wedding

Last weekend (I think), Ady posted a wedding picture of her up and mentioned that she was ready, hoping that Shone was too. It was her special day, so she wanted to share it with Shone too (even if he was attending in spirit). And I think most people already know that Shone passed away due to cancer in 2015. He was a close friend, like a brother to Ady, and the two of them formed a group called “An Corporation”, which they joked it was an exclusive club.

Early members included Kim Hsia and Esther Liu. The later members included Bianca Bai and more. I lost track later on since I sort of neglected my following of Ady. But I got sentimental when Ady and the others posted pictures up.

I think by this time almost every news outlet or popular blog has reported on it. But I just want to put up a congrats notice to her anyway and sort of reminiscing about the good old days of how the group got started.

*All images were from ELLE magazine and Facebook pages of Ady An, Kim Hsia, Esther Liu, and Bianca Bai.

Green Forest, My Home: Prince William and Sophie’s Reunion

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Leon and Esther had a reunion at the Sanlih Drama Awards Ceremony (華劇大賞) the other night, causing an uproar around the fandom since the drama Green Forest, My Home had aired 11 years ago. (Go here and here for articles.)

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When asked about their feelings of that year regarding filming the series together, Esther expressed that she didn’t think much of it yet just followed instructions from the director. The reason they asked because Esther was only 17 years old in 2005 (when they filmed the series). Leon expressed that he was touched to have been invited back to be one of the presenters since SETTV was like his second home. He also mentioned that if there was a chance of collaborating in the future, he was excited to collaborate with the new generation, hoping to be portraying the main lead’s brother or father. (LOL!)

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Happy about the reunion, both Leon and Esther had shared various links and photos on their respective Facebook accounts. Also, side note, Ady An had also returned to be one of the award presenters. She and Esther are actually good friends since they both are in An Corporation together and Esther was one of the first members to join after its establishment. (Go here for the article relating to Ady.)

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

Fight the Fairy 2: Online Game

Ady shared the pictures and posted the link on Facebook, making a joke of it being a cross between The Outsiders (鬥魚) and Chinese Paladin (仙劍奇俠傳).

For the umpteenth time, why red? But I guess it’s a game so I won’t question that anymore.

Whoever wants to play, go here.

Epiphyllum Dream: A Qiao Zhen Yu and Ady Reunion

Okay, I meant to blog about this ages back but kept getting side-track and then I totally forgot until now, lol.

This is an adaptation from a novel of the same name by author Chen Juan (陈娟). Another pre-modern drama on my list. Yet I don’t know, there has been quite a few in recent years so I couldn’t help it with so many people I like in one or another (or more). Willing to give this one a try since it has the detective aspect in it.

This is indeed Qiao Zhen Yu and Ady’s reunion since Tian Di Bu Rong. Hopefully, it won’t be a frustrating drama like the other one. For those of you who didn’t remember which role he portrayed, he was Li Fei Er’s brother in there, Su Xin Hai. (He died somewhere along the way because he was accused of killing the stupid girl’s stupid brother. YES, I’m mean but I’m still sore over that.)

Also, I almost fell off my chair after reading a certain post somewhere. To clarify, Qiao Zhen Yu was in the drama Legend of the Ancient Sword, which became a sensation for the first half of the year. However, he wasn’t the white-haired man as someone had mistakenly posted. That was Ken Chang. (Check my other post for more info.) Qiao Zhen Yu portrayed Ou Yang Shao Gong (欧阳少恭), the main villain of the series.

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

Saving General Yang: The New Team

I meant to blog about this since last year. But I kept pushing it back because of other stuff. Let’s face it, movies/TV series have been doing stories about the Yang family for a long time now. So it’s hard not to get comparison here and there. But what I’m looking forward to this time is to see how they could squeeze everything into one movie. How long will it be? It’s never enough when it’s a movie. Yet there are different ways to focus on certain characters or not.

Adam Cheng is going to be portraying the father of the Yang family. At first, I’m like “Seriously?” Okay, don’t get me wrong, I grew up watching Adam Cheng so it’s not like I’m not familiar with his past ‘hero’ images and the roles he often portrayed. Though after they put him in some armor, I guess not so bad. Just have to see how the story is now.

Ekin’s portraying the oldest brother among the seven sons. (If anyone was following from the start, Louis was supposed to take the role but he was injured while filming something else? OR something like that and had to cancel.) Because they lured us in with the initial cast list, I think I could rant, right? There was a time when I was into Ekin’s series. But now? I don’t know. It’s not to the point that I can’t stand him now, I could still watch him. But I wonder what if Louis could have stayed in. Oh well…

Yu Bo’s the second brother. He sure looked cool in the armor and all.

Vic is the third brother. He looks so cool with the bow and arrow! The first time I see him in ancient setting drama. Talking about Vic, he seems to gain some weight again from looking at recent promotion events. So that’s good.

Li Chen is the fourth brother. He does look fierce all right, lol. (Fierce in a cool way, not bad way.)

Raymond is the fifth brother. I swear he still looks too young. Reminded me of his old days with his baby face and all. NOT that he doesn’t look young in modern settings, but it’s like his looks have matured. Yet for this one, they make him look like a ‘kid brother’ again, lol. But I read some articles saying that he really loves this role so can’t wait to see how his scenes are.

Chun is the sixth brother aka possibly the main focus. OR usually, they do that for series, etc. But there are exceptions. At least he will get more screen time. (Coincidentally, he’s also #6 in my fanfic WXB. Though I didn’t know he was portraying 6th brother before writing my fanfic. Anyone who followed my blog would know that I had been working on WXB for a while now, though it’s no longer available for viewing at the moment.) Anyway, he’s supposed to pair up with Ady. OMG, that’s like forbidden in my book. BUT not because I support her other pairings. It’s more like how I associated them in my story, lol. Back to this movie, lol, definitely looking forward to Chun scenes.

Fu Xin Bo is the seventh brother. SAD. NOT because of him since I liked him when watching this one other drama. But because he’s going to die a very horrible death. (We all know what happened, right?) But FXB does look tough for his role here.

So that’s all from the Yang family. But only 4,5, and 6th brothers are the lucky survivors. The rest, better luck next time! (LOL!)

The worldwide release is supposed to be April 4.

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