Eric Suen, Hong Kong Entertainment, Vivien Yeo

I’ll Teach You How To Break Up

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I became  a fan of the ‘Eric & Vivien’ pairing after watching the mini-movie called Break-Up Agency that was in Eric’s In The Name of…Love album.

It was also the reason I could not accept the story weaved into Pages of the Treasures for their characters. It was too scripted and so typical of TVB. (If I didn’t know better, I thought the whole ice cream thing was stolen from the Break-Up Agency plot with them eating ice cream together at various points in the movie.) I really like their collaborations and hope that they could somehow collaborate again in the future–and this time it would work.

To get back to the song titled in my post, I really liked this song because it was very well written. It fitted Eric’s style very well, giving a natural appeal to it.

On another note, I just discovered recently that Vivien sings too. Her voice sounds nice. (I didn’t say anything about good singing but I like her voice.) Maybe she could sing alongside Eric in the future as well? (Wishful thinking but possible.)

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Chen Yi, Taiwanese Entertainment

Yi Xiang Tian Kai

This album was quite unexpected in many ways. I would have never expected Chen Yi to have such a voice, considering his boyish image. I am not much a fan of those heavy music either but I must admit I really enjoyed this one. Talking about his style, I must say that he could really rap in various songs that he did the rap parts for Sweety, like in “Hua Yan Qiao Yu” and “Tian Shi Jia You”. I’m not much into rap music either but he’s one of the few that makes me want to listen to those types of songs more.

Aside from several upbeat tracks, there are also songs from Mean Girl Ah Chu, such as “Childhood Friends” sang with Joanne Zeng and “Need Love”. (Which reminds me I need to go finish the drama, lol.) Anyway, I really like his duet with Joanne and somehow wishes that they could collaborate again in the future.

So what has he been up to lately after leaving Tangerine? He’s going to be in “Summer’s Bubbles” as well since after joining a different talent agency. (It’s the same one with Peter Ho hence getting to be part of the production.) He’s probably going to get a small role but still some type of project, right? He can handle it.

Want to show more support? Go on his blog.

Yes, he has two.

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Ehlo Huang, Jacky Chu, Taiwanese Entertainment

Yi Ba San

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I know it has already been mentioned on Never An Idol Moment, but I just want to cover this again although it seems a bit too late to jump on the bandwagon and start analyzing them. (Their activity level as a band is like practically gone already.) Another reason might be for the sake of the song and the fun it could be in tearing the guys down, eh? (Just kidding!)

First off, height:

Ehlo Huang Yu Rong (黃玉榮) – 177 cm

Jacky Chu / Zhu Fan Gang (祝釩剛) – 184 cm

Johnny Yan Xing Shu (顏行書) – 183 cm

Matthew Lin Ming Dao (明道) – 180 cm

Sam Wang Shao Wei (王少偉) – 180 cm

Their Average Height: 180.8 cm  (Short by 2.2 cm)

After Jacky got kicked out, their average went down to 180 cm. It doesn’t seem much but they’re now short by 3 cm. It gets sadder than that since after Johnny leaves, they’re down to 179 cm, which would make them short by 4 cm. At this rate, even an umbrella wouldn’t help.

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Taiwanese Entertainment, Wilber Pan

Will Power

To name the most hard-working artists of all time, how can anyone not put Wilber Pan on that list? In fact, he honestly deserves to be on top of that list and it would not be exaggerating at all. His commitment and dedication to his work is just so amazing. The hard-working vibe just radiates off him and shows that he truly values what he has and always pushes his limits to the max–regardless of the consequences. His positive attitude and his full of energy personality is really admirable on many levels.

After giving us Miss No Good and his album Will’s Future, he thrives forward again this year, working hard as always. Despite his injury from the fall during one of his concerts, he tries to make a speedy recovery to deliver to us his latest album, 007--another amazing album with variety and content.

However, it would be nice to see him have a good rest and not strain his energy too much. It wouldn’t be good if all the strains giving way to other health future problems.

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Eric Suen, Hong Kong Entertainment

Admirable Record

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While half of the world is out there admiring whichever hunk is making the charts at the moment, I must say one of the most admirable ones has been forgotten. Yes, he was recognized by certain parties and fans, but was not brought into the limelight as much. So what exactly did he accomplish to make such an impression? Just by releasing two Cantonese albums during last year–2008. What’s so extraordinary about that? It has not been tried by most of the famous singers for years. Those singers would rather play it safe and release one Cantonese album and one Mandarin album per year. Eric broke the record and braved the public by doing so. What was the outcome? Instant success. During the time when he was releasing So Far, So…Close, his fans were ecstatic. They were just excited that he was back with a new album. They’ve never guessed that he would release another one at the end of the year. Even when “Here I Go” was brought out, most thought that it would be in the second version or other releases of So Far, So…Close. No one knew there was going to be In the Name of…Love until the end of last year.

Some may say, “What’s so amazing about this guy anyway?” But have you ever thought how he never changed? I meant his voice. It just seems that he’s so stable that his style might have changed but his voice is still the same as before. It’s still that clear voice, not losing an edge at all. Even some of the most notable singers has stepped down a bit or their voice has changed due to age. But his is still amazingly familiar as always. It might have changed like slightly but not that noticeable. That…is something that needs some major acknowledgment.

Eric’s achievements do not stop there since he has always been trying out new things and hoping to bring us more good music–from his perspective.

So what is his latest album? It’s somewhat a quiet release, but it’s called Only Want To Be With You with 11 tracks and 3 MVs, including the main theme song from the TVB series Pages of Treasures. Will he surprise us again with another Cantonese release this year?

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