Tagged, You’re It!

I don’t know what’s the purpose of this post, but it’s just another excuse for me being random, I guess. But anyway, like the title said, it’s about tags. Since I usually hide my tags, this is what this post is all about. Yes, me sharing the most popular tags circulating my blog.

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So let’s get started on the top ones. I know it seems obvious with who’s leading by looking at ‘Categories’, but the ‘Categories’ count is misleading. It’s because sometimes I tag people or topics but I don’t put it in ‘Categories’ because it belongs to ‘General’ only or such. So in this post, I will disclose the exact number as of the time of the cap above (which is actually Friday, January 24th in case anyone wants to keep track). I’ll list it backward so it would get even more exciting to see who’s the real winner, lol.

183 Club – 31 posts

Novia Lin, Su Yan Pei, Wilber Pan – 32 posts

Shen Shi Peng – 34 posts

Ai Cheng, Hu Ge – 37 posts

Becky Chang – 38 posts

Calvin Chen – 40 posts

Chen Bo Han – 43 posts

Dian Wan Da Lian Meng (Game Union) – 44 posts

Angela Chang – 45 posts

Ady An, Pan Bo Xi – 46 posts

Derek Chen, Ye Jia Yu – 47 posts

Jiro Wang, Lin Dao Yuan, Li Xing Wen, Nicholas Teo – 48 posts

Hao Zi , Xia Zheng Feng, Yao Yuan Hao – 49 posts

Ah Xiang, Debbie Huang – 50 posts

Ah Gan, Liu Xiang Ci, Qian Jun Zhong – 51 posts

Fahrenheit – 52 posts

Fu Zi Chun – 53 posts

Pang Yong Zhi aka Ah Pang – 54

TVB – 64 posts

Cyndi Wang – 72 posts

Wallace Huo – 73 posts

Rookies’ Diary – 84 posts

Jacky Chu – 97 posts

FTV – 98 posts

Joanne Zeng aka Qiao Qiao – 107 posts

Denny Tang Feng (Tang Jia Hao) – 112 posts

Achel Chang/ Zhang Xin Yu aka Xiao Xiao Yu – 125 posts

AND THE GRAND WINNER IS

Zhao Jun Ya

WITH 128 POSTS

Who knew, right? Well, I sort of knew he was one of the top 5. Yet I didn’t realize he ended up leading. Nice?

What about the others? It’s obvious from the majority of the people, it was because of Rookies’ Diary at one point that cranked the stats up for them. 43 episodes and they ended up with lots and lots of posts. It’s the same for some others, as long as I do some episode summary or recaps of stuff, they would benefit from it. However, the ones truly gaining posts because I had posted about them since the beginning are Xiao Xiao Yu, Tang Feng, Qiao Qiao, Jacky, Wallace, Cyndi, Nic, Ady, Angela, Hu Ge, and 183 Club. Calvin and Jiro only came into the picture in later years since I wasn’t that into Fahrenheit from the start, considering how some fans were scaring me away more than get into them. Too bad Chun didn’t make it into the most used tags because he only has 9 posts. YES, sadly. But not too bad since it was partially due to my laziness with updating on him. And yeah, same with Will as in he came into the picture later for me than the initial obsession with some people.

So, talking about the top 5, excluding FTV (since I already explained how it had to do with their dramas), what about them? Jacky made it, Wallace didn’t, why? Um, like I mentioned many times before, I listen to music more than watch stuff. Wallace just got really unlucky because, at times, I couldn’t find time to catch up on his stuff or I decided to give up. *shrugs* Jacky’s posts only slowed down when I was so mad at him that I didn’t want to bother anymore. Yet he always managed to find his way back into my posts somehow. (YES, he’s evil. He knows some voodoo OR something.) Moving on, it’s too obvious that Qiao Qiao would gain so many posts on my blog, but what was surprising was finding out she lost to Tang Feng. Then I realized the same thing that had happened with most of the people mentioned here. Rookies’ Diary happened, lol. Have no fear though, several more posts then Qiao Qiao would pass him to claim the 3rd spot. (LOL!) Now, about the little fish, lol. Xiao Xiao Yu had a lot of advantages because of the number of summary posts I did. She would have more if I had continued on with updating some of the summaries. Yet that’s not too bad with being in the 2nd spot–only 3 posts behind Jun Ya. And talking about Jun Ya, how in the world did it happen with me only blogging about him since like 3 years ago? I don’t know. It just happened. I only managed to slow down a tad because I got occupied with other real-life matters, and then there was the whole thing about his dramas being a tad vague like for the last bit of 2013. Yeah, he practically fell off the radar after Lucky Touch though I did hear some new drama in progress at that time, I wasn’t too sure. It wasn’t until now that I could be sure of something and could continue with updates again. In fact, there are several posts in the background regarding him but I still haven’t gotten around to it yet. At least not in a sense of a good post. But as I’m writing this, I realize before this post publishes, Jun Ya will jump up 5 more totaling his posts count to 133. So yes, he will continue to lead even though Achel, Joanne, and Jacky will jump up in posts as well.

Oh yeah, I initially didn’t want to tag them in this post since it would be too funny. It’s like “Are you kidding me? Tag them in the tag post?” kind of thing. But I decided to tag them anyway, but will minus one the next time I update on the tags again. Nice? So see you next time! Whenever that is that I feel crazy enough to get random about tags again. But I probably will only update on the top 10, and it will be on people, skipping topics/titles/station names. And who will gain the upper hand with the next update? Who knows?

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Rookies’ Diary: Couples

As the title indicated, I want to focus on the couples in the drama for this post. I think what made this drama good for me was having romance BUT did not focus only on one or two couples yet extended to include stories involving all couples–whether major or minor, making it even more realistic. Not to mention how it didn’t just focus on the ‘love’ part and astray from the whole military theme. The romance was only a part of it, and that was enough for me.

The following will include all possible couples from parts 1 and 2–though I won’t include the really far-fetched ones:


Sun An Bang (Yao Yuan Hao) and  Qiu Jing Wen (Novia Lin). Are they cute or what? Well, in their own way. I liked how it appeared that he was the strong one and she was the weakling YET they (the scriptwriters) extended that whole thing with making her being the only one that could tease him and how he would go clueless when he was around her. Well, somewhat at first. That was interesting since he seemed so tough the majority of the drama. It was different to show that he reacted differently around her. Then there was the whole thing with her not being able to tell directions at times, which restored their balance since she had a mix of this and that within her. Not too one dimensional or cliche either. They seriously complimented each other quite well with their own talents/abilities and/or personalities.

Sun An Bang (Yao Yuan Hao) and Jin Bi Ying (Debbie Huang). The reason why this pairing wouldn’t work was too obvious. Not because I support the other pairing since Jing Wen appeared later on, etc. But it was more like he couldn’t really relax around Bi Ying, and even though she did show her support toward him but he was just too serious around her. Treating her like a friend was already a push for him because he would often refer to her–or at least seemed to act that way around her–with her ranks and much respect in regard to that. Not to mention how they couldn’t communicate too well at times, like her jokes were lost on him, lol.

Yang Hai Sheng (Fu Zi Chun) and Zheng Yu Ting (Ye Jia Yu). A mixture of cuteness and cleverness, lol. Their banter was quite addicting to watch. They seriously were somewhat of a cliche couple with her liking him since little and him being somewhat of a player and all. But it wasn’t unrealistic or too dramatic so it was a nice touch. Their constant challenge–whether known or unknown by both parties–were too hilarious. What made the whole thing even more addicting to watch was not making one or the other too weak. She was seriously too cute but wasn’t clueless about things. Though at times she faked innocence to lure him into her traps but it was quite graceful how she did it. She did go overboard that one time but it somewhat made him realize about his past behaviors and the funniest thing was using his morbid mode to deceive her (with Da Tong’s help). YET when she found out, it was all over again with the competition, LOL! Anyway, they were on the same level but their story differed from the other couples’ hence making it unique for the overall drama.


Lin Bo Wen (Derek Chen) and Tian Xin (Kelly Pai). A somewhat lost cause for them already but maybe they could start anew in the future? Considering how Bo Wen had seriously thought things over, wanting to do more with his life than just focusing on love? Maybe after some time apart and pursuing their own path, they could one day reunite?


Yu Shan Ren (Ah Pang) and Wang Sheng Nan (Liu Xiang Ci). Okay, from past posts, it’s obvious that I’m shipping for this pairing more than the other. And again, it was mostly due to the fact that the scriptwriters had teased us so much at the beginning with their possible pairing. AND oh hey, they did have chemistry. There were hilarious scenes as well as scenes where he was quite considerate toward her. I honestly thought they complemented each other better since they were on opposite sides. He was more relaxed at times and was quite supportive of her when she wanted to conquer her fear or other times where he cheered her up. She could get quite worked up with his perverted behaviors at times or when he was goofing off too much, but it was still funny and enjoyable. And maybe I’m just too stubborn. But maybe it was better they didn’t end up together because of the lapse between their ranks. Well, like he would care so much, but who knows what happens in the future? Off-screen though, I thought they had a lot of chemistry as well. Maybe because they worked together hosting on that one show so they understood many of the subtle signals at times. (I’m talking about their signals during one of the concerts.)


Luo Gang (Tang Feng) and Wang Sheng Nan (Liu Xiang Ci). They matched wit-per-wit already, not backing down regardless of how much they cared for one another. I have mixed feelings for them at times. It’s not only because of the reasons mentioned above (aka shipping for Shan Ren and Sheng Nan) more but it had to do with the clashes in their personalities. But was glad that they ended up together anyway, considering how they really cared for one another. (AND it would be a shame if she had to settle.)


Cai Hao Zhi (Hao Zi) and Liu Su Qing (Becky Chang). Not really my favorite couple. Though I no longer blame her for her schemes at the beginning. Maybe because the show already ended so I don’t really care anymore. But their story wasn’t as appealing to me. Okay, so they had their fair share of moments too with him being jealous and finally realizing he did care for her. Yet I guess I wasn’t into the formula for their story. I admit their story indeed was quite different from the others too since she was quite daring, fighting for her love. Yet I wasn’t as into it.


Cai Hao Zhi (Hao Zi) and Ye Xiao Yan (Achel Chang). It was only a little scheme with Hao Zhi trying to get Su Qing jealous but I thought they were quite cute together too, acting so close and all. LOL! It sparked some jealousy from Wu Yong as well. And it was really a riot. One of those classic moments.

Qiu Yu Shun (Ah Xiang) and Ye Xiao Yan (Achel Chang). At first, I thought they were really cute together and would make it to the end–with the possibility that Da Tong would approve more. Like those typical formula with earning the older brother’s trust. Yet it wasn’t so since You Shun’s one wrong decision tore them apart. The others understood his situation and Xiao Yan understood too later on. Yet the trust was already gone and perhaps call it that they didn’t pass the test. NOT that I don’t like them because I was really into them at first too hence I was really torn between him and Wu Yong later on–as to who she should end up with. I guess the plot development did make sense so I can’t complain about that.


Wang Wei (Zhao Jun Ya) and Yan Xiao Rou (Tang Zhen). Okay, did I say the others were cute? I think I overused it already. But I don’t know. It’s hard not to use it on these two. I think out of all the pairings, they had the least screen time together yet the point wasn’t miss. They were mad cute all right. She was somewhat a klutz and perhaps a tad on the naive side? YET it wasn’t too fake either. It was enough. He was sort of protective of her at times and was really patient with her, especially trying to help her gain confidence during the haircut incident. Then there was also the whole thing with shielding her from Shan Ren’s teasing words, lol. Their other scenes were equally addicting to watch, especially the scene where he was tending to her hand–because she cut herself. (DARN, clumsy girl all right.) But he was really attentive and dropped his books right away to go and take care of her. Aww… What was kind of funny was how he asked her out later but didn’t know the difference between a typical dinner and a date? OR was that it? I had somewhat forgot already. Need to watch again later. But it was really cute seeing the role reversal with her being the one ‘knowing it’ while he was somewhat clueless. He was so boyish at that point and she somewhat became the experienced one.


Wu Yong (Xia Zheng Feng) and Ye Xiao Yan (Achel Chang). OMG, I didn’t see it coming since though it seemed like they were the odd bickering couple but I thought it was just him liking to tease her. Like sometimes it happens with the older bro’s friend. YET it showed some possibilities when the guys saw her at the pool swimming and they had the challenge. They were honestly too cute later on though. Not that they weren’t at first. Their story was really well developed–with how it wasn’t really trying to convince. Maybe because it was the lapse in the story at times so it wasn’t forcing us into acknowledging them but more like it fitted in perfectly with other events of the story. (Just like most of the relationships in here.) The transition with their story and how their feelings changed toward one another–mostly for the better–was really nice. Like I said already, not forced at all. It was just how it happened with her and You Shun, and she needed time to cool down before she would realize of Wu Yong’s existence. Okay, she knew he was around BUT he was still her brother’s annoying friend. But her views changed toward him later. It was slowly as well. They (the scriptwriters) had him liking her and realizing her considerate side first, and then moving on to develop her side of the story. The result? Tying it together at last. Quite suitable.

So, what about favorite couples? Well, I’ll be lying if I say I don’t have a particular favorite and all couples contributed to the story. True that they all did. But my favorites were actually a toss between Hai Sheng and Yu Ting, Wang Wei and Xiao Rou, and finally Wu Yong and Xiao Yan. What about the others? Um…it either didn’t happen or I felt kind of robbed, LOL! I did get over it already, especially An Bang and Jing Wen AND Shan Ren and Sheng Nan, but that did not mean I would let it go completely. What about least favorite? Hao Zhi and Su Qing, and then Bo Wen and Tian Xin. It would be too unrealistic if I say I liked those two couples as well. Hao Zhi and Su Qing were too silly for me at times. Then there was the whole poor timing toward the end with putting in their get together. (Yeah, the part where Luo Gang was still moping in the hospital and all. Though I’m being somewhat unfair because they did have the get together with the other guys at Wu Yong’s place too BUT that seemed less random? I don’t know.) Regarding Bo Wen and Tian Xin, again, NOT about blaming her but I found them kind of too boring, lol. NOT their characters, just their story together, etc. Kind of cliche and somewhat too dramatic.

Okay, so I’m not going to include part 2 anymore because honestly, it focused on the operations most of the time. Though there were obvious signs of some people pursuing others YET they had no wrap-up? OR had no time? So I’ll skip that for now. Maybe I’ll come back later. We’ll see. Possibly I need a second watch to discuss more.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot, but what made me love the whole formula of this drama was seeing how they didn’t force a new pairing into the picture when they entered part 2–even though some of the characters’ significant others weren’t around anymore. Like how they did mention Hai Sheng and Yu Ting and also Wu Yong and Xiao Yan. It was an ongoing story and it made sense that those characters didn’t appear in part 2. But it did not mean they needed to break Wu Yong and Xiao Yan up and made him pair up with one of the new characters. The consistency made it even more realistic and lovable. Like one person not being around did mean he/she had to be replaced. Xiao Yan wasn’t around but it did not mean she ceased to exist just because the focus was no longer on the base (and other characters there). I will admit I was scared they would pair Wu Yong up with one of the new characters as well. Though I have no problems with the additional female characters in part 2, but I was against the idea of establishing a new relationship just like that. I meant it wouldn’t make sense that it took Wu Yong and Xiao Yan so much to get together and then break up just because? YEAH, so I was glad no one pulled that trick in part 2. (BEAT THAT TVB! YES, childish, but I had to put that in.)

And that wraps up the discussion for this time. What’s the topic for the next time? Favorite characters?

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Rookies’ Diary: Episode 42

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

So the scheme with trying to get Hao Zhi and Su Qing back together continued. OMG! So exaggerated but they were definitely putting Hao Zhi on the edge. Oh well. He’ll get over it later. Wow! They had no idea that Hao Zhi was pretty good! It was turning into a mess yet they were all in the dark–literally–so can’t explain now. Lucky Tian Bin managed to hit the lights or they’ll be killed by Hao Zhi for real. Geez whiz. But mission accomplished still. They were all hiding in the closet to watch? Hao Zhi sharpened up after the 2nd person though. Gosh, so nosy. Guess they couldn’t help it since they did help with the whole matter.

A touching reunion indeed. But will this dissolve when he finds out the worst? I found it extremely funny though that An Bang managed to find them again after everything’s already taken care of. Great or what? Yes, in time for the reunion of their family of three. (And always like the song in the background for their moments.) So the misunderstandings are cleared. The better.

Two down, one to go, right? Well, there are more than one. But for now, this is one of the most important issues they have to face. Yup, Sheng Nan’s mother is super worried about her joining the special operations unit. Don’t blame her. What to do now? Only Ding Hao could reassure her? Or… YUP, Shan Ren’s going as well to protect Sheng Nan. Like she needs anyone protecting her, but it’s a way to reassure Sheng Nan’s mother indeed. It’s funny that she’s touched yet doesn’t want Sheng Nan to go either? Not a surprise. I meant who would be touched enough to hand their daughter over to danger? Being touched about the action is one thing, being cautious about the future is another. Shen Ren called Sheng Nan’s mother ‘Mom’? LOL! Well, he slipped and Sheng Nan gave him the evil eye again, LOL!

Just a minute earlier or a few minutes later then the inevitable could be avoided. But I guess it would come out eventually so it doesn’t matter? or does it matter since it’s always better to be told directly right from the start than having to hope and be shattered later? Yup, and the confrontation came out. It seriously is too perfect with his ending, especially for Luo Gang. So, of course, he’s bitter and pissed off. Can’t blame him. Yup, everyone knows but him. That outta hurt. It’s not about saving face or anything, but the feeling of being left in the dark.

An Bang’s reminiscing about the past. How those frustrating moments would bring his blood pressure higher yet now it seems funny? Maybe because they already learned and grew so it seems worth it? (DUH, right?) So, what is his decision? Not really hard to guess, especially his strong sense of responsibility and all.

Yup. Ding Hao trying to convince An Bang? He seems determined, will it work? Yet I have to agree with Ding Hao. Why give up when he’d been through so much? And if he gives up, that meant all of Ding Hao’s past efforts in helping him had been in vain? Can’t blame him for thinking that way either. He can’t just drop everything and leave. Ding Hao was definitely their leader though, always manage to steer things around.

Luo Gang was thinking things over. Yup, An Bang’s definitely a good brother, no doubt about it. What to do now? It’s not like it would be easy to get over the fact that his future’s gone. But… so many things to consider.

I’m ready for a change in the atmosphere all right. (For the record, I do feel pissed off and really terrible for Luo Gang’s situation but really need a break from it all–if only for a while.) Eh…even Xiao De Ji and Wu Tian Liang came? NICE… OMG! That was so cheating! Hai Sheng was saying the title of the drama that they were all in. (Well, at least the new drama that starred Zhao Jun Ya and Ye Jia Yu–with Fu Zi Chun appearing as a guest, LOL!) And Xiao De Ji was at it again, trying to score points with Xiao Yan. So funny that Wu Yong hit his hand ’cause he was trying to make a move on Xiao Yan! LOL!

Hai Sheng and Yu Ting, lol. And why were the other two guys spying on them? How rude, LOL! And they dared to sing and tease them? Well, the other two were there as well. Yu Ting scolded them, LOL! Serves them right. Aww…Wu Yong and Xiao Yan were equally cute. And the song accompanying the following scenes sang by Ai Cheng was quite nice.

Aww…so cute. YET Wu Yong just had to blow it by saying the wrong words. He had no idea. Xiao De Ji jumped in, wanting to give Wu Yong advice while Wu Tian Liang exposed him? NICE…

After all that work, they get to eat now. Great. Very nice scene for the episode. Not to mention lightening up things a bit. Like taking a break. Nice ending for the episode also.

Previews. Oohh..special festival under the fire? Nice. They’re showing parts of the 2nd part as well. OY!

NGs. So funny–like always. I knew they would mess up at the part where Hai Sheng was talking nonsense to Yu Ting again, LOL! It’s just too funny not to mess up.

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Rookies’ Diary: Episode 41

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

Didn’t Luo Gang say that they shouldn’t alert his mother? I guess An Bang’s not much for taking orders from others. Even if that person is his brother. Oh well… so he heard her but pretended to be sleeping? Nice… I had a feeling about that though. (The typical cliches scene but it’s okay.)

So funny, Hai Sheng trying to convince Shan Ren? LOL! Yup, Hai Sheng definitely know where to hit, lol. Who else but Sheng Nan, right? And suddenly they were best buddies again, huh? Well, so much for best buddies. Shan Ren’s threat: If you dared trick me, you’re definitely dead! (LOL!)

Indeed Sheng Nan was there with Yu Ting and Xiao Yan so Hai Sheng’s safe for now, LOL! Oh, so they were teaching Yu Ting how to swim.

But if Hai Sheng wasn’t lying, why was he dragged into the punishment too? OY! Funny how they were pretending to be so focused on cleaning, LOL!

They were having a decent conversation for the first time? At least not jabbing at one another. Seems like it. (But watch out for Shan Ren! LOL!) She asked him regarding the other day? How romantic could it get? Imagine confessing at such a location. LOL!

Wu Yong edged right out of it so it ended up with a swim off instead? NICE! We’ll see what happens this time. What’s with their little dance? Well, it was all with the warm-ups, etc BUT it’s just so funny. Shan Ren cheering Wu Yong on? LOL! Aww…Hai Sheng and Yu Ting. He was still jumping around? Hai Sheng was supposed to be the judge? Great! It would be too unbelievable if Wu Yong could beat Xiao Yan though since his past records said otherwise. Shan Ren was getting on the edge, LOL! How could Shan Ren catch up now? Xiao Yan gave Sheng Nan a head start. Oh…Yu Ting fell. It made sense now since the previews just showed her falling in. Now that we know she’s not that pro with swimming, possible. Time for Hai Sheng to be the hero now!

And the truth unfolded as Shan Ren seek Sheng Nan out for a talk. The flashback conversation between Shan Ren and Luo Gang. OY! So that meant it was the answer we’re waiting for? NOT really since who knew it was that way, right? Yup, Hai Sheng overheard them and Shan Ren signaled to him.

I guess the promise only applies to not telling Luo Gang and not others? For the last time, it wasn’t Hai Sheng’s fault. And Wu Yong’s right. What’s the point of playing the blame game now? The damage has already been done. And the last speech from Shan Ren to them.

YUP, need to remind them that An Bang’s supposed to tell Luo Gang. IF anyone slips it before An Bang tells him, I’m so writing that person off. NO EXCUSE.

So here they are, visiting Luo Gang. Let’s not mess it up, everyone! Wu Yong’s not present and is the only one who could get away with it this time. That was funny that Hai Sheng almost slipped. Well, everyone expected Da Tong to slip, right? BUT lucky Hai Sheng steered it around. Tian Bin slipped? Not a surprise. He sort of slipped like one other time too. They knocked him over the head? Well, gotta remind him of matters. Yay, they’re celebrating Luo Gang’s birthday! Well, something to look forward to.

Can’t avoid this so I’ll include it too since it’ll occupy part of the episode. Hao Zhi and Su Qing waiting for someone. YET they had no idea something would happen soon. Notice how You Shun was saying let him handle matters earlier in the episode. Hahahaha, Tian Bin was the one in disguised and cleaning the sidewalk. Yup, You Shun was directing the whole scheme from his walkie-talkie. Kidnapping? GREAT! If only they don’t get caught, like involving others hence getting into trouble–for real. Then that would jeopardize their chance in being in the special operations unit. The sloppiest kidnapping scheme I’ve ever seen. GOSH!

So while that was going on, Ding Hao was tipped off by Xiao De Ji that Chen Hao Nan was on his way to cause troubles again. An Bang was on his way to get Luo Gang out of there and to safety. We’ll see if it would work. But based on the previews, tough luck! They really want to make sure Luo Gang couldn’t even walk, right? To think that there’s a slim chance he might miraculously (and unbelievably) recover to join the special operations unit. GREAT…

So the kidnapping continued with You Shun taking over the whole talking. Geez, it would be more effective actually. The others were so sloppy. It’s a wonder they didn’t get caught yet. Oh well. Just when I was praising You Shun for being effective, he slipped. How could he claimed that he knew all of Hao Zhi’s history (dating back to 18 generations), but do not know their phone number? LOL! Seriously, Lai Hu, Da Tong, and Tian Bin were SO off. They should be in exile for now. Kept making You Shun clean up their mistakes. But then again, why did he even recruit them in this whole scheme? It’s just too risky.

Close call but Luo Gang’s catching on. Not hard to detect suspicions. Yeah sure, like Luo Gang was going to stay put. Yup, Luo Gang saw Chen Hao Nan’s gang cruising around, looking for him. And what do you know? Didn’t An Bang tell their mother not to come? I guess “Don’t” always have the opposite effect. Honestly, I hate to say it, but if she can’t help in any way, don’t get in the way. I know she’s worried YET she can’t do anything anyway. Why make them worry even more? She thinks she can help because it’s all about money, right? NOPE. It’s not always that. Look at those guys. YUP, Luo Gang’s definitely going down the crippled route. Okay, mission completed. YET… but then it had helped Luo Gang see through his mother’s good side – or at least how it was different from his POV before. Okay, I’m just plain impatient. Well, at least that’s solved now. Moving on to the next item? Yup, impatient. Wonder how he would react to his condition then.

Hmm… getting WAY impatient. Come on. Move faster since I’m not really that into watching Hao Zhi and Su Qing. MEAN, but honestly, I rather see them being random together than seeing the whole Su Qing dramas. I like it that they’re helping each other and are bonding yet not really the best subject to focus on at this point. Hope it doesn’t drag anymore. Not that it’s dragging but then again, I’m impatient. Okay, so things are moving forward a bit. Geez…I was getting on the edge with it. The episode wrapped up with You Shun discovering that Su Qing’s password is actually ‘Wo Ai Zhi Zhi’ (5244). NICE?

Previews. So Luo Gang found out. And then Shan Ren jumping up to make his declaration! NICE… They have to save important stuffs for this episode. Wu Yong messed up! Aww…so close. Hai Sheng and Yu Ting! Aww…so Wu Yong and Xiao Yan actually got together? YAY! They better not tease us AGAIN.

BTS. So cold! Poor the girls. Brave indeed. They’re all so funny. Hai Sheng rescuing Yu Ting scene? LOL! I like the NGs more this time since there others parts aren’t as exciting to see how it was filmed, unlike some of the past scenes. I guess after all those powerful scenes with the routines and/or trials, these can’t match up. Ah Pang said it wrong. Li Ban Zhang since Wang Ban Zhang pulled the disappearing act again.

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Rookies’ Diary: Episode 40

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

Yup, it’s serious. It’s not rocket science. Yet there was always hope lingering around them.

I think the person who should be apologizing didn’t even say it yet. It’s honestly not Hai Sheng’s fault. Yes, it’s mean, but it’s the truth–regardless of their good deeds and/or intent at that time. It’s just too frustrating and too hard not to feel strongly against the situation. Shan Ren had to ruin the moment with their bond YET it’s true. It’s going to affect them more than that. Ding Hao’s going to get creamed again. But I could feel the irony when someone was thinking they were a bunch of babies before. So which way is it, people? Either be hard on them so they could learn and grow or baby them. Can’t pick both.

Who could eat or drink, right? It was getting too hectic. Wow, what a birthday present for Luo Gang, knowing that he won’t be able to join the special operations unit anymore. They had no idea. The others were all heart yet it’s just so sad seeing the inevitable unfolding.

More dramatic scenes as Su Qing was confronting Hao Zhi. I’m getting irked again. Just because Su Qing had ruined Wu Yong and Xiao Yan’s chance. It wasn’t like Wu Yong would progress any faster yet it was like so funny to see them being teased by others. Sort of like acknowledgment. Yet it was cut short. Su Qing pulled the ultimatum on him? Honestly, I don’t like it that she was saying how he was ignoring her and/or not talking her since he’s a tad BUSY here. It wasn’t like he volunteered to come for a vacation. He was serving his duty. It was a misunderstanding and a childish attempt to get her jealous with the Xiao Yan situation, but otherwise… Ah Hou’s ‘Tian Bin Ren Sheng’ comment, LOL! Aww…Wu Yong lost his chance again after Su Qing, Hao Zhi, and You Shun left. OY! It’s getting too frustrating. Or I’m just plain impatient. To think that Wu Yong wouldn’t dare to confess. But I guess regarding important matters, he couldn’t help but hesitate.

So it was just the two of them again, brothers only. Luo Gang had no idea so he was still able to joke. Wonder how he would react when he realized he couldn’t enter that future anymore. From his past reactions, it seems obvious, but have to wait and see.

Familiar scene? Yup, some things never change. OMG! I didn’t expect to laugh but it was just so funny. Miss those old times. But this time, Hao Zhi’s there to help You Shun advertise. Interest sure decreased when You Shun announced the price, LOL! Oh, sounds better when he offered the special price, LOL! And Da Tong was trying it out or something? Looks too weird. Was he putting them on? Yup, he put them on. Poor Tian Bin and Ah Hou!

It was a once in a lifetime chance that Hai Sheng would share some tips so better shape up and listen, right? Oy, poor Ah Hou. Wu Yong already pulled him aside so can’t do anything – even if he tried. And was Tian Bin seriously believing in Hai Sheng’s technique? Like seriously? And Wu Tian Liang’s attempt to pray. OMG, it was getting out of control. Seriously. Were they using these scenes to undo the intense atmosphere created in the previous episode? Seriously. OMG! That was so messed up! Xiao De Ji traded Wu Tian Liang’s deity for the magic water? That was sooo messed up! Yet it wasn’t out of Xiao De Ji’s style, LOL!

And the important day arrived. Let’s see if all those protective methods and/or items would help them. (Yet when the powerful song was singing in the background, I kept thinking of the time they fixed the lyrics to help Hai Sheng confess to Yu Ting, LOL!) Oh, this would explain where they’re going to transfer to – according to the number they picked up from the box. So Ah Hou got into the air force. Wang Wei yelling at them again, LOL! Bo Wen was so happy. Great to see him striving toward his goal and feeling strong about something else other than his love life, lol. Shan Ren noticed Tian Bin’s ‘magic eye’, LOL! Tian Bin got into the special force. (OF course for those already seeking out info for part 2 and watch would know.) He had to ask? LOL! Wu Tian Liang couldn’t distinguish from left or right? LOL! Shan Ren rolling his eyes at Xiao De Ji’s comment, LOL! He has to endure them for several more days. Jia you, lol. 600? LOl! That’s 9, LOL! How could it be, right? There are like 10 numbers so… He rubbed the substance into his eyes. LOL! So much for luck.  So after You Shun was done with his tea-time chat, it was his turn to come up and chose a number. But before that could happen, Wang Wei summoned Xiao De Ji to his side to give some advice. LOL! You Shun made it into the special force operations, what was he frowning about? Hao Zhi was still hogging the deity doll? LOL! Well, he made it. They were still making fun of Xiao De Ji? So wrong yet it was so funny. He brought it onto himself. I think the deity was super good all right, punishing Xiao De Ji for snatching Wu Tian Liang’s possession and exchanging it with the magic water. LOL! (And just with the meeting among the officials, we know An Bang’s fate. Though not something that An Bang could accept yet it wasn’t too unrealistic since the transfer was the higher ranks officers’ decision. Not everything in life could work the way he wants. Well, it wasn’t some extreme sentence yet he looked so reluctant to leave for the training at that point.)

Were they celebrating too soon? But I guess they deserve the break. It was finally over. And Ding Hao stepped in to announce some news to them. After the announcements, they were left to celebrate again. Hai Sheng urging the others to cheer Luo Gang on. YAY! What? They brought wine into the place? Well, at least Da Tong did. What? A little? Do they know how it all begins with just a little? Honestly…yes, hope they don’t get caught. Could they control themselves? Da Tong wanted to switch games? LOL! They’re playing truth or dare? NICE… Let’s see what would unleash. YUP, I’m right, ‘a  little’ turned into much more.

Yup, party’s over. They didn’t get caught with the wine. But still… So they managed to negotiate some more time. Let’s keep it down this time. No one believed Wu Yong’s answer, LOL! Well, everyone who witnessed the almost confession scene wouldn’t be fooled. Yun Lin Wang Zi? OKAY… YUP, Ding Hao caught them. Who would drink water like that? Darn, he gave them one last chance and they pointed to Da Tong right away, LOL! So much for buddies. But it was true. That was funny that Da Tong didn’t hesitate to point out those who had drunk it earlier. Great, the blame game after Ding Hao left. So much for being buddies.

It was too torturing with Luo Gang holding so much hope. Yet An Bang couldn’t tell him. At least not at that time when he was still in the process of recovering. Sheng Nan’s words brought some more hope to Luo Gang with the promise of PK. Yes, she had no idea. An Bang couldn’t bear to listen anymore and made an excuse to leave. I don’t blame him. It was too torturing to listen, knowing he can’t do anything to change it. And An Bang, Heaven wasn’t toying with Luo Gang’s fate, the director and the script-writers were. (LOL!) But that scene was truly moving–with An Bang’s words, Sheng Nan’s words, and the flashbacks. Of course the song in the background as well.

Previews. Hey, Wu Yong and Xiao Yan’s face off? NICE… So Sheng Nan told Shan Ren the truth behind Luo Gang’s condition–AND Hai Sheng overheard them. OY! They were packing. Yup, it was getting to the point that they were going home anyway. What? Chen Hao Nan back to cause trouble? Great, something else to deal with. And then Hao Zhi and You Shun’s little show.

BTS. OMG! Ai Cheng really cranked it up. Darn, he let them apply the thing for real? Darn, sucks to be him! Jia you! Lucky Zhao Jun Ya did it super fast? Or at least it seemed to be one take? Ah Pang called out ‘Tang Feng’, LOL! GREAT! Thanks to him they had to do another take, LOL!

They played the song sang by Xiao Xiao Yu after the BTS. I haven’t paid attention to the MV much until now. Nice.

*All images were captured by DTLCT