183 Club’s First Album

Old album, but for sentiment’s sake, I’m digging it out and reviewing it anyway. First thing I want to say is: I regretted not getting the other version. ‘Cause I got the simple version so I could take advantage of a certain deal. I swear it was a bad idea. Free stuff isn’t all that. So yes, I wished I had gotten the other version where I could have the MVs as well. But I guess what has passed already passed. Can’t whine about it anymore. Or at least it wouldn’t amount to anything anyway. Maybe except to remind myself to never go for free stuff in the future.

So, moving on to the actual album. Quite a good deal. ‘Cause it was their first album at that time, it was interesting in many ways. Because it sort of veered away from the overly pop theme that many fans were used to while listening to different soundtracks they participated in. However, the pop was still present. It was just taking on a different form.

1. Chess For 2 (兩個人的西洋棋). Strong, powerful song for the opening.

2. One Umbrella (一把傘). The epic song that punned on their band’s name. So sad yet so touching at the same time. Love Jacky and Ehlo’s voices in here. Then the others accompanying. Beautiful ballad.

3. Deceive (欺騙). ‘Til this day, I still don’t get this song. Not regarding the language either. But the way it was written, lol. But still a nice song to listen to.

4. Conquer The Whole World (為你征服全世界). This song surprisingly brings back a lot of memories. Or maybe because the MV had indicated of different appearances and/or events they attended at one point and with fan’s support. Those were the days, right?

5. Anniversary (紀念日). Again, love Jacky and Ehlo’s singing in this one. So sentimental also.

6. Lemon Dream (夢裡). This song made me soooo sleepy. LOL! I swear. I remember it being on my playlist for “sleeping aid” ages back, lol. I guess it still is. I’m not saying it’s not a nice song. But I guess it served its purpose with being a dreamy song, lol.

7. I’m So Hot. Fun yet hilariously silly in many ways as well, lol.

8. Love On Sale (愛情特賣). I used to not like this song as much and also felt annoyed that there was talking in the song, etc. However, when I ended up liking Xiao Qiao, I enjoyed those parts more and felt like it was a nice contribution to the song.

9. Once Again (再一遍). I didn’t come to appreciate this song until later. But it’s a really nice, touching song. Not to mention this song was written by Jacky’s brother, James. (James joked at one point that he had written this song for money, lol.)

10. Hero. This song used to be one of my favorite songs when I listened to the album in the past. I think it still is until this day.

Doing this review had brought back lots of memories. And in a way, it made me feel kind of soapy, lol.

*All images were scanned by DTLCT.

Anniversary by 183 Club

Song Title: Anniversary (紀念日)

Lyrics by: Toro and Ke Cheng Xiong (柯呈雄)

Music by: Terry Lee

Key:
Bold = Original Lyrics
Dark Green = Pin Yin
Golden = Ehlo
Blue = Jacky
Green = Ming Dao
Purple = Sam
Dark Azure = Chorus

有些話那一天 還來不及對你來講
zhe xie hua na yi tian hai lai bu ji dui ni lai jiang
There was something that day I told you too late
那是我在心中 早醞釀了很久的話
na shi wo zai xin zhong zao yun niang hen jiu de hua
That was what my heart have been thinking of for a long time
等不到春天的杜鵑 還靠在牆上
deng bu dao chun tian de du juan hai kao zai qiang shang
Couldn’t wait until spring’s rhododendron climb onto the wall once again
它為誰而漂亮
ta wei shui er piao liang
Because of whom was it turning beautiful for?

記得你握著我的手說 一定要堅強
ji de ni wo zhe wo de shou shuo yi ding yao jian qiang
Remembered that you took my hand and told me to be strong
就算是哪天突然 你不在我的身旁
jiu suan shi na tian tu ran ni bu zai wo de shen pang
Given that which day, suddenly, you weren’t by my side
別忘了要走出去 曬一曬這太陽
bie wang le yao zou chu qu shai yi shai zhe tai yang
Don’t forget to keep walking, shining in that sun
不准再悲傷 我是這麼的想 著你
bu zhun zai bei shang   wo shi zhe me de xiang   zhe ni
Don’t continue wallowing in sorrow, I’ve missed you that much

愛你 要永遠牢牢記住 你的笑
ai ni   yao yong yuan lao lao ji zhu   ni de xiao
Love you, wanting to always remember your smile
想你 再沒誰對我 像你這麼好
xiang ni   zai mei shui dui wo   xiang ni zhe me hao
Miss you, there will never be anyone who will treat me as good as you
為你 我怎能輕易的 把你忘掉
wei ni   wo zen neng qing yi de   ba ni wang diao
Because of you, how could I allow myself to forget you so easily?
一直 守到天亮
yi zhi   shou dao tian liang
Always protect you until daylight

愛你 是我這今生 最大的驕傲
ai ni   shi wo zhe jin sheng   zui da de jiao ao
Loving you is my proudest moment in this lifetime
想你 沒有人可以 取代你一秒
xiang ni   mei you ren ke yi   qu dai ni yi miao
Miss you, no one could replace you in a second
為你 我該要如何 撐過這煎熬
wei ni   wo gai yao ru he   cheng guo zhe jian ao
Because of you, I could get past this suffering
忘了所有悲傷 紀念你的好
wang le suo you bei shang   ji nian ni de hao
Forgetting all the sorrows, remembering  your goodness

我永遠無法忘記 你那可愛模樣
wo yong yuan wu fa wang ji   ni na ke ai mo yang
I could never forget your cute appearance
那是我見過 最美最純潔的神話
na shi wo jian guo   zui mei zui chun jie de shen hua
That was what I saw, the most beautiful, the most pure myth
你像是天使 展開那雙白色翅膀
ni xiang shi tian shi   zhan kai na shuang bai se chi pang
You’re like an angel, spreading those white wings
飛向永恆天堂
fei xiang yong heng tian tang
Flying toward the eternal haven

你走後那天突然 颳起滿天的風霜
ni zou hou na tian tu ran gua qi man tian de feng shuang
After you left that day, suddenly, there were wind and frost blowing for a full day
這世界就像來到末日 一樣的絕忘
zhe shi jie jiu xiang lai dao mo ri yi yang de jue wang
That world was just like the arriving of Judgment Day, the exact same hopelessness
我難過的連話都忘了要怎麼講
wo nan guo de lian hua wang le yao zen me jiang
I was sad to the point of not knowing how to speak
差點忘了心跳 我是這麼的想 著你
cha dian wang le xin tiao   wo shi zhe me de xiang   zhe ni
Almost forgetting to allow the heart to beat, I’ve missed that much

愛你 要永遠牢牢記住 你的笑
ai ni   yao yong yuan lao lao ji zhu   ni de xiao
Love you, wanting to always remember your smile
想你 再沒誰對我 像你這麼好
xiang ni   zai mei shui dui wo   xiang ni zhe me hao
Miss you, there will never be anyone who will treat me as good as you
為你 我怎能輕易的 把你忘掉
wei ni   wo zen neng qing yi de   ba ni wang diao
Because of you, how could I allow myself to forget you so easily?
一直 守到天亮
yi zhi   shou dao tian liang
Always protect you until daylight

愛你 是我這今生 最大的驕傲
ai ni   shi wo zhe jin sheng   zui da de jiao ao
Loving you is my proudest moment in this lifetime
想你 沒有人可以 取代你一秒
xiang ni   mei you ren ke yi   qu dai ni yi miao
Miss you, no one could replace you in a second
為你 我該要如何 撐過這煎熬
wei ni   wo gai yao ru he   cheng guo zhe jian ao
Because of you, I could get past this suffering
忘了所有悲傷 紀念你的好
wang le suo you bei shang   ji nian ni de hao
Forgetting all the sorrows, remembering  your goodness

如果能重頭 一切再重頭
ru guo neng zhong tou   yi qie zai zhong tou
If I could start over, everything could be done again
如果能重頭 我不會再錯過
ru guo neng zhong tou   wo bu hui zai cuo guo
If I could start over, I wouldn’t make a mistake
如果能重頭 把心留在我這裡
ru guo neng zhong tou   ba xin liu zai wo zhe li
If I could start over, I will keep my heart by myself

如果有選擇 重新再選擇
ru guo you xuan ze   zhong xin zai xuan ze
If I could choose, starting over I would still choose
如果有選擇 我不要再選錯
ru guo you xuan ze   wo bu yao zai xuan cuo
If I could choose, I wouldn’t choose wrong
如果有選擇 可不可要是你
ru guo you xuan ze   ke bu ke yao shi ni
If I could choose, could I just have you?

愛你 要永遠牢牢記住 你的笑
ai ni   yao yong yuan lao lao ji zhu   ni de xiao
Love you, wanting to always remember your smile
想你 再沒誰對我 像你這麼好
xiang ni   zai mei shui dui wo   xiang ni zhe me hao
Miss you, there will never be anyone who will treat me as good as you
為你 我怎能輕易的 把你忘掉
wei ni   wo zen neng qing yi de   ba ni wang diao
Because of you, how could I allow myself to forget you so easily?
一直 守到天亮
yi zhi   shou dao tian liang
Always protect you until daylight

愛你 是我這今生 最大的驕傲
ai ni   shi wo zhe jin sheng   zui da de jiao ao
Loving you is my proudest moment in this lifetime
想你 沒有人可以 取代你一秒
xiang ni   mei you ren ke yi   qu dai ni yi miao
Miss you, no one could replace you in a second
為你 我該要如何 撐過這煎熬
wei ni   wo gai yao ru he   cheng guo zhe jian ao
Because of you, I could get past this suffering
忘了所有悲傷 紀念你的好
wang le suo you bei shang   ji nian ni de hao
Forgetting all the sorrows, remembering  your goodness

*All translations were done by DTLCT.

Anniversary

Hurray, another 183 Club update, right?

In an interview like months back (possibly last year but I’m not totally sure), Ming Dao said something about the possibility of 183 Club holding a reunion concert in the future. Fans will be more than happy to see this reunion. However, that’s just talks. At least for the moment. Will they wait for the ten-year mark instead? Meanwhile, what’s going on with their lives as of recent?


Ehlo Huang Yu Rong (黃玉榮)

I would like to make some clarifications regarding what I wrote about Ehlo Huang on the last post of changes. Ehlo is still with J-Star and under his new manager, Tony Sun Xie Zhi. Yes, Senior Xie Zhi has become Manager Xie Zhi. Tony seems to be doing just fine with getting Ehlo’s career back on track. Ehlo mentioned in his Weibo of various projects. Can’t wait to see the developments of those.


Jacky Chu/Zhu Fan Gang (祝釩剛)

Jacky was recently seen on Jin Qu Chao Ji Xing (金曲超級星) again helping one of the current contestants. That was a successful collaboration between him and Xiao Lu. Also, it was fun to see the Chu siblings standing alongside each other on stage again.

In the previous update post regarding Hong Ju Zi artists, I mentioned about Tang Feng and Xiao Xiao Yu being in Rookies’ Diary together. I found out several days later that Jacky’s actually in it too. Great or what? He mentioned in his Weibo that he has not filmed for three years and is a bit worried about it. However, I can’t wait to see it either. This time, he’s portraying a medical examiner. It’s a new type of role for him–as any other, but this seems to be a positive sign that he’s making his way back gradually. Now, where in the world is that long-awaited album?


Johnny Yan Xing Shu (顏行書)

I have no idea what he’s doing nowadays but I’m guessing still in basketball?


Matthew Lin Ming Dao (明道)

There’s no need to worry about Ming Dao’s career, like always. He’s actually shooting Zhong Wu Yan right now with Cheryl Yang. It’s their reunion since Angel Lover. And interestingly enough, Xiao Xiao Yu’s also in this drama–as Cheryl’s friend this time around. This is another reunion taking place since Ming Dao and Xiao Xiao Yu was last seen together in Always Smile. Fourth time’s the charm? When will they get to reunite for a drama that they pair up once again? Wishful thinking on my part actually.


Sam Wang Shao Wei (王少偉)

What is Sam doing? Probably still maintaining his bakery. But of course, he’s out of J-Star already. He mentioned about returning to help his good brothers if they needed him.

Short updates and that’s so cheating for the sake of updates, BUT maybe I’ll do a better one next time. Just feeling like updating about them since I haven’t for a while.

*Most images were captured by DTLCT, some were by SoTN