Year 2017 in Recap

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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.

Movies + TV Series Reviews/Episode Summaries:

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.

Chinese:

Vietnamese:

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?

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183 Club Reunion: Onstage! – Part II

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.

*All images were from Ehlo Huang‘s Facebook and Ming Dao‘s Weibo.

183 Club Reunion: Onstage!

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.)

*All images were from Ehlo Huang‘s Facebook, Sam Wang‘s Facebook, James Chu‘s Facebook, and Ming Dao‘s Weibo.

183 Club Reunion: June 2017

The other day, James (Jacky’s brother) posted an article from Apple Daily of the guys hanging out and getting caught. What was controversial about it was how Ming Dao was seen with one of the star actresses from the popular TV drama Nirvana In Fire (琅琊榜), Angel Wang. Ming Dao and Angel previously collaborated in a reality show called We Are In Love (我們相愛吧).

Aside from that, their gathering was missing one person, which was Johnny. So the gang felt incomplete. According to the article, Ming Dao’s management team hadn’t disclosed anything regarding the band’s future professional-wise. However, it was mentioned that they are still pursuing their individual careers at the moment.

It was also mentioned that Jacky’s new drama, Prince Coffee Lab, will be airing in August.

What the article failed to mention was that Ehlo’s new drama A Railway Life (車站人生) is currently airing. It’s also available on DaAi’s YouTube channel. (Click here to watch.)

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