When I thought that 2016 was a terrible year for me, I was wrong. 2017 continued to tank to a new level of crappiness. There were many frustrating things–one after another. It was like when I asked, “How much worse could 2017 be?”, it was like a challenge to the universe. So stuff happening in real life obviously affected how much time I have for this blog or attempted to keep some sort of activity. I did better than last year regarding updates, but that was a lot of effort, because I’m still way behind on some news that I wanted to talk about. Yet no time or more like didn’t feel like it at the moment. I continued to get drained to another level that I thought might not be possible–like several days before. Then the pattern just repeat itself at different intervals. I think somewhere along the way, I ended up revamping my blog by getting rid of the too random posts. Like those general update ones. Although my blog already is random on many levels, but I didn’t want to just post for the sake of placeholders too much. Anyway, here are some stats for this year. Total Posts in 2017: 155 (11.7% of all time).
January: 18 (% of the year)
February: 10 (%)
March: 21 (%)
April: 20 (%)
May: 11 (%)
June: 18 (%)
July: 6 (%)
August: 4 (%)
September: 20 (%)
October: 14 (%)
November: 9 (%)
December: 4 (%) Books Reviews: Sad, because I actually read a bit this year but didn’t feel like doing reviews for some of them. Maybe I’ll go back to do them later.
Fan Fiction: Complete failure–unlike what I promised last year about getting things done. I started looking over some of the fan fics again and managed to get going on some, but I can’t promise on how fast it would be rolled out. I’ll get it out when I’m happy with what I wrote. Songs Translations: I used “You’re Always Beautiful” to start the year, thinking that if I continue to retain some sense of positiveness, somehow things will get better. But it didn’t. Anyway, how was this year regarding translations? I didn’t realize I was that productive. Mostly, I tried to push the majority of 183 Club’s songs out.
I didn’t want to do this update like I said last year. However, I felt like I needed to persuade myself to continue on. Not to mention, I want to keep some sort of teeny, tiny bit of hope that 2018 will actually be better. So we’ll see, right?
Not long after I updated last time, Ehlo shared two more videos of them singing “A Date So Sweet” and “One Umbrella.” And interestingly, Ming Dao jumped off the stage during “One Umbrella” to drag Angel Wang on to the stage with him, joining the rest of them in the spotlight.
Omg! It’s happening! At long last! Yes, it’s true this time.
I wasn’t paying attention too closely last time regarding how they were performing and all, but they were getting together to practice. It was actually a surprise.
Angel Wang from We Are In Love (我們相愛吧) was also there. She was sitting near Ming Dao’s parents. She also got to go onstage and perform some songs with Ming Dao. It was a dream of hers to hold a concert (or something like that). It was indeed a touching moment for her. (Click on articles here, here, and here for details.)
Anyway, they performed four songs (Pure Love, Once Again, Affective Line, and Enticing Trick), not just the two mentioned in the articles. (Click here for Ehlo’s version of the upload.) Sadly, Johnny (according to Ehlo) had to work overseas so he wasn’t able to make it. But this was as close to a 183 Club reunion that we got as far as performing-wise so I call this a success. By the way, happy birthday to Jacky!
Notice that the other three guys changed their shoes after they changed their outfits, but Sam kept wearing his sneakers. (How cute!) At least he wasn’t persistent in sticking with his pajamas fashion, right? (Kidding, lol.)