Year 2015 in Recap


Oh joy, I’m bringing this back since it’s another year of madness. How did it go? Let’s check the number first, lol. Yes, before I start bragging and realized it wasn’t worth bragging over, lol. But before I actually go into the stats, I would like to thank The New World and iHero for making some of the impossibles happen. Because if it wasn’t for the dramas, I wouldn’t have updated so much or kept it so consistent for the better half of the year. Also, anyone wanting to check out the stat report from WordPress, click here.

Total Posts in 2015:

365 (35% of all time). Yes, I took the challenge of trying to keep up posts for 365 days SO had to brag here. It wasn’t easy and some posts were less impressive than others. However, I think it was already tough that I managed it all year long. For this year, will I be continuing on this pattern? I want to but I would say no. Since quality trumps quantity so I’ll still be updating, still be my random self at times, but I won’t force it as an everyday thing. If it happens, it happens. Now, moving on to the breakdown of different categories.


Times Updated on People on the Poll:

284 (78% of overall). I took out Ady and Hu Ge early on so I didn’t feel like I needed to include them in this section. Anyway, because I did the 365-day challenge, everyone benefited–one way or another. However, Achel had a surge, leaving Jun Ya behind with only 22 posts, because Wallace, Joanne, Bianca, and Jacky ended up having more posts than him for the year. That knocked him off top 5 for the year yet didn’t damage his overall record too much. Talking about that, he was the reason why I held off so long of not publishing this post since I needed to calculate some of the posts again. Yet I decided to gamble and take out some and possibly double back next year to correct it all. Oh yeah, I didn’t count general updates for some people, especially those with higher numbers already.
Wallace Huo: 26 (9% of the year)
Janine Chang: 16 (6%)
Vic Chou: 12 (4%)
Joanne Tseng: 25 (9%)
Nicholas Teo: 18 (6%)
Xiu Jie Kai: 12 (4%)
Angela Chang: 12 (4%)
Zhao Jun Ya: 22 (8%)
Yvonne Yao: 7 (2%)
Penny Lin: 16 (6%)
Achel Chang/ Zhang Xin Yu: 34 (12%)
Sophia Chou: 6 (2%)
Ruby Lin: 16 (6%)
Van Fan: 9 (3%)
Eric Suen: 5 (2%)
Bianca Bai: 25 (9%)
Jacky Chu: 23 (8%)

Books Reviews:

Music Reviews:

Movies + TV Series Reviews/Episode Summaries:

I will say that I was both proud and also a bit ashamed because I was cheating for several dramas by inserting placeholders. I was trying to motivate myself to watch faster and/or fill the spaces yet things got in the way and I fell behind once again.

Fan Fiction:

Songs Translations:

I think that it was too obvious that it was a Phil Chang year for me. Yes, I love that guy. Okay, mostly his songs, lol. But he is funny. Getting back to this, totally outdone myself on some levels. Overall, I translated 51 songs. OMG, that’s like a major achievement for me in this area. The previous year, I only did 12, but that was because I didn’t really take it as a challenge. I think this number will drop the upcoming year since I won’t be forcing myself to update every day.

Chinese: 46

Vietnamese: 5

Side Updates:

130 posts – My randomness seriously has gone way past normal. I didn’t count some of the side stuff. But The New World and iHero obviously dominated the scene for the beginning of the year.

For this year, I hope to bring out more quality posts, like I said earlier. I also hope to finish up the placeholder posts that I haven’t previously. Wish me luck and see you all next year!

A Chinese Ghost Story 2015: Another Cast Change

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Once again, Baidu page has changed information. Eddie and Cecilia’s names are still there, but Zanilia’s name has been replaced with Tiffany Tang Yan. Although I’m curious and sort of updating this, but I think I’ll still wait for more reliable news.

A Chinese Ghost Story 2015: New Development

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I just checked their Baidu page again the other day and I was stumped. Okay, okay, it’s not like Baidu is 100% accurate since it’s like Wiki, but I haven’t been paying attention recently so I didn’t know the cast changed. Well, it’s still in its initial planning so nothing could be for sure at this point. At least not until they film it. But I was sort of looking forward to a new collaboration between Han Dong and Zhang Meng. (And I don’t want to watch that other one, lol.)

The cast has been changed to Eddie Peng, Cecilia Liu Shi Shi, and Zanilia Zhao Li Ying. The drama will still be 60 episodes. As much as I like this cast, I don’t feel so hype about it anymore, lol. I have no doubt of Zhao Li Ying’s performance after The Journey of Flower for such a theme. However, in the back of my mind, I automatically jump to thinking of her as the main girl and Wallace could be the main guy. There, they could continue their chemistry in this story. Nice? (NOT like it’s going to happen but just saying.) But all of this is either delayed or scrapped because news seems non-existence. If anyone knows, please enlighten me. (Thanks!)

A Chinese Ghost Story: 2015 Adaptation

When I saw HuaCe put up a poster on their Facebook page, I wasn’t sure if they were just being random or if they were going to re-make the drama. A search around the net and I found this. I must say that I’m curious, and also waiting for further news from their official page. I’ll probably be stalking their Weibo more actively since I haven’t been back there for a while now.

Zhang Meng will be portraying the female lead.

Han Dong will be the male lead.

Before, I would’ve objected to the pairing, but after watching their previous collaboration in DOMD, I can’t wait. And the fact that I was sore about the main couple in the previous version that I watched, I’m more than happy to see how they do this one. (Not talking about the Hu Ge and Yang Mi one since I enjoyed their story and collaboration.)

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