Conquer The Whole World by 183 Club

Song Title: Conquer The Whole World (為你征服全世界)

Lyrics by: Ke Cheng Xiong (柯呈雄)

Music by: Lars Quang

Key:
Bold = Original Lyrics
Indigo = Pin Yin
Blue: Jacky
Golden: Ehlo
Pink: Johnny
Green: Ming Dao
Purple: Sam
Royal Blue: Chorus

忘了他!我說 真的不值得你難過
wang le ta   wo shuo   zhen de bu zhi de ni nan guo
“Forget him!” I said. It’s not worth your sorrow
“Quên anh ta đi,” Tôi nói. Nó không xứng đáng để em đau buồn
別忘記!從前的你快樂而且自信
bie wang jie   cong qian de ni kuai le er qie zi xin
Don’t forget how happy and confident your past self was
Đưng quên rằng trước đây em vui vẻ và tự tin như thế nào
就像是夜晚 霓虹在閃
jiu xiang shi ye wan   ni hong zai shan
Just like a sparkling neon sign in the night
Giống như tấm bản ne-ông lóng lánh trong đêm tối
連笑起來都是那麼自然
lian xiao qi lai dou shi na me zi ran
Even if smiling, you’re always a natural
Dù là mỉm cười, em lúc nào cũng tự nhiên nhứt
迷人的雙唇和眼神如今卻不再
mi ren de shuang chun he yan shen ru jin que bu zai
Yet your enchanting lips and eyes aren’t present today
Nhưng đôi môi và cặp mắt mê người hôm nay không còn nữa

就算有天他不在你身邊
jiu suan you tian ta bu zai ni shen bian
Even if there’s one day he’s not by your side
Dù cho có ngày anh ta không có bên cạnh em
請你記得曾經的笑臉
qing ni ji de ceng jing de xiao lian
Please remember your past smiling face
Xin hãy nhớ khuôn mặt tươi cười của em trước đây
因為那是獨一無二的美
yin wei na shi du yi wu er de mei
Because that is the most unique beauty
Bởi vì đó là nét đẹp độc nhứt vô nhị
可以為你征服全世界
ke yi wei ni zheng fu quan shi jie
I could conquer the whole world because of you
Tôi có thể vì em mà chinh phục cả thế giới

睡了嗎?沉睡的你如此Beautiful
shui le ma   chen shui de ni ru ci beautiful
Already asleep? Your slumbering state is beautiful like this
Ngủ rồi sao? Trạng thái ngủ say của em đẹp như vậy đó
忘了他!徹徹底底不再為他癡狂
wang le ta   che che di di bu zai wei ta chi kuang
Forget him! Don’t act foolishly because of him again
Quên anh ta đi! Triệt để đừng vì anh ta mà si cuồng nữa
我是這麼乖 像個小孩
wo shi zhe me guai   xiang ge xiao hai
I’m so obedient, just like a child
Tôi ngoan ngoản như vậy đó, giống như một đứa nhỏ
靜靜作著功課等著你的回來
jing jing zuo zhe gong ke deng zhe ni de hui lai
Silently doing my homework, waiting for your return
Lẳng lặng làm bài tập để mà đợi em quay về
你會帶顆糖果給我 謝謝你的愛
ni hui zai ke tang guo gei wo   xie xie ni de ai
You would bring candy to give me, thank you for your love
Em sẽ đem kẹo tới cho tôi, cám ơn tình yêu của em

把你的心一點點的打開
ba ni de xin yi dian dian de da kai
Take your heart and open it up a little
Hãy đem tấm lòng của em mà mở ra một chút
讓我還有資格去比賽
rang wo hai you zi ge qu bi sai
Allow me to have some qualifications to compete
Để cho tôi còn có tư cách để mà đi tranh đấu
難免受傷難免有些遺憾
nan mian shou shang nan mian you xie yi han
Getting hurt and having regrets are unavoidable
Tổn thương và hối hận là những chuyện khó tránh
至少有天你一定會明白
zhi shao you tian ni yi ding hui ming bai
At least, one day you will understand
Ít nhứt, một ngày nào đó em sẽ hiểu được

就算有天他不在你身邊
jiu suan you tian ta bu zai ni shen bian
Even if there’s one day he’s not by your side
Dù cho có ngày anh ta không có bên cạnh em
請你記得曾經的笑臉
qing ni ji de ceng jing de xiao lian
Please remember your past smiling face
Xin hãy nhớ khuôn mặt tươi cười của em trước đây
因為那是獨一無二的美
yin wei na shi du yi wu er de mei
Because that is the most unique beauty
Bởi vì đó là nét đẹp độc nhứt vô nhị
可以為你征服全世界
ke yi wei ni zheng fu quan shi jie
I could conquer the whole world because of you
Tôi có thể vì em mà chinh phục cả thế giới

我希望你會記在心裡
wo xi wang ni hui ji zai xin li
I hope that you will remember that
Tôi hy vọng em sẽ nhớ rõ trong lòng
你永遠都是那麼的美
ni yong yuan dou shi na me de mei
You will always be so beautiful
Em vĩnh viễn đều đẹp như vậy đó
不管對愛多失望
bu guan dui ai duo shi wang
It doesn’t matter much hopelessness you’ve faced with love
Không cần biết đối với tình yêu có bao nhiêu thất vọng
別忘記你是誰
bie wang ji ni shi shui
Don’t forget who you are
Đừng quên đi em chính là ai

Don’t U Don’t U Lose My Words No Baby
Don’t you, don’t you lose my words, no, baby
Em yêu, xin em đừng đánh mất những lời tôi từng nói
你的美己勝過全世界
ni de mei ji sheng guo quan shi jie
Your beauty surpasses the world
Nét đẹp của em chiến thắng cả thế giới
請你記得保持你的笑顏
qing ni ji de bao chi ni de xiao yan
Please remember to preserve your smiling expression
Xin hãy nhớ bảo trì nét tươi cười của em
可以為你征服全世界
ke yi wei ni zheng fu quan shi jie
I could conquer the whole world because of you
Tôi có thể vì em mà chinh phục cả thế giới

就算有天他不在你身邊
jiu suan you tian ta bu zai ni shen bian
Even if there’s one day he’s not by your side
Dù cho có ngày anh ta không có bên cạnh em
請你記得曾經的笑臉
qing ni ji de ceng jing de xiao lian
Please remember your past smiling face
Xin hãy nhớ khuôn mặt tươi cười của em trước đây
因為那是獨一無二的美
yin wei na shi du yi wu er de mei
Because that is the most unique beauty
Bởi vì đó là nét đẹp độc nhứt vô nhị
可以為你征服全世界
ke yi wei ni zheng fu quan shi jie
I could conquer the whole world because of you
Tôi có thể vì em mà chinh phục cả thế giới

把你的心一點點的打開
ba ni de xin yi dian dian de da kai
Take your heart and open it up a little
Hãy đem tấm lòng của em mà mở ra một chút
讓我還有資格去比賽
rang wo hai you zi ge qu bi sai
Allow me to have some qualifications to compete
Để cho tôi còn có tư cách để mà đi tranh đấu
難免受傷難免有些遺憾
nan mian shou shang nan mian you xie yi han
Getting hurt and having regrets are unavoidable
Tổn thương và hối hận là những chuyện khó tránh
至少有天你一定會明白
zhi shao you tian ni yi ding hui ming bai
At least, one day you will understand
Ít nhứt, một ngày nào đó em sẽ hiểu được

把你的心一點點的打開
ba ni de xin yi dian dian de da kai
Take your heart and open it up a little
Hãy đem tấm lòng của em mà mở ra một chút
相信有天你一定會明白
xiang xin you tian ni yi ding hui ming bai
I believe that you will understand one day
Tôi tin rằng một ngày nào đó em sẽ hiểu được

睡了嗎?沉睡的你如此Beautiful
shui le ma   chen shui de ni ru ci beautiful
Already asleep? Your slumbering state is beautiful like this
Ngủ rồi sao? Trạng thái ngủ say của em đẹp như vậy đó

*All translations were done by DTLCT.

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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.

Conquer The Whole World

I almost forgot about this song. Maybe it’s because I had gotten rid of it on my mp3 player already after putting certain songs on repeat for too long. However, this reminds me of their popularity overall. I wish it was like the song’s title that they could ‘conquer the whole world’ with their accomplishments but I guess that was just wishful thinking. I think that it is a bonus that this group could harmonize with one another so well–unlike some other bands that do not sound that good together or would block one or two out with only two voices noticeable. In 183 Club’s case, you could not tell whose voice when they’re singing together because they could harmonize so well with each other. Their live was not that good (minus Jacky and Ehlo that is) at the beginning but it became better as a band as time passed.

I honestly thought that 183 Club would last longer than this. However, after having read several sources of information in regard to Jungiery Star and their management techniques, especially the famous manager–Sun De Rong, I am no longer surprised that 183 Club could fade away so fast. Although their fame was somewhat short-lived, I guess they still have many fans up until this day. I know they did not disband but having been short 2 members, they seem to have crumbled already.

Dwelling on the past is not really a good idea but just for old time’s sake, I’m going to discuss a bit about their individual talents. This is for fun (and it’s my opinion) so don’t take it to heart.


Ehlo Huang Yu Rong (黃玉榮) – Believe it or not, but I think that Ehlo has all–acting, singing, and dancing. He just doesn’t get the chance to shine yet–though he always manages to deliver his part in making a drama work. Perhaps because he is given supporting or minor roles that he has more experiences and the opportunity to work with the character developments for each, unlike the main characters who often possess the same type of personalities. He could make you laugh or cry or feel embarrassed or frustrated with his characters at times. Although the majority of the dramas he took part in required some degree of exaggerations he does it with this natural gist that makes you wonder. It’s like when he steps into his character, he’s that person. It is not because of the wardrobe and/or attire that he was given to go along with the roles either. But it is his portrayal that makes it convincing of his characters. (I rarely feel that way for actors nowadays anymore.)

His singing is no doubt good because he is able to carry a song and complement with the other members as see fit. He has a unique voice and really contributes a great deal for the band as an overall. His dancing has been praised by professionals so it shows that he has talent in that area. Ehlo’s weakness–which is so obvious because even his manager would pick on it–is his confidence. However, I believe that it is because he is not given the right support and acknowledgment by J-Star that makes it worse. I do understand the amount of pressures he has to face if he is given the lead or other major roles but IF he does not get the opportunity to try, how would they know he cannot handle it?


Jacky Chu/Zhu Fan Gang (祝釩剛) – Jacky’s strongest point is his singing and there’s like this automatic acknowledgment about it. He is of course not perfect with it, but his constant acknowledgment of it and his willingness to seek help in improving it, not fearing criticism is very admirable. His live performance is unbelievably strong and he is able to sing a variety of songs with the right amount of emotions put in, making the song different yet not ruining it. He also has the ability to control his voice–unlike some so-called pro singers–when he sings and could lower his voice (because it is very strong and could block out the others) so that it complements with the other four. In other words, he could manipulate his voice as see fit in different songs, bringing out his own style in it. Dancing for him seems like a breeze for some reason. He might not be the best there is (since I’m looking at all possibilities) but probably because of his confidence and the ability to carry on that he could deliver with much natural and style when dancing.

As for acting, he does get better with each role he is given so I must say he does have potential in this department. He is like Ehlo in a way that because he is given those least admirable roles or just minor ones that’s why he also has a lot to work with. Every time he appears in a drama, you could see there’s a difference. You would not feel the clash of characters or personalities of that particular character that he’s trying to portray. Whether it was the loan shark debt collector slash gangster Ying from Heaven’s Wedding Gown or the love-driven, hot-headed Michael from Hi-Fly or the typical Mr. Popularity aka Michael who all the girls would cling to in school in Prince Turned Into Frog or the Love Saint Fei Nan Du from The Magicians of Love.


Johnny Yan Xing Shu (顏行書) – Fans or not, people often wonder what Johnny’s main purpose is in the band. Saying that he’s the least favorite among the band members is one thing, but saying he does not have talent is just plain extreme. I must say I was once confused as to what part he plays but when I understand more about J-Star’s operations, I begin to see the pieces falling into place. Johnny–extremely good at basketball hence his involvement in the basketball team thus long–may not be good in acting or singing or dancing, but he is a good leader. He’s the glue keeping everyone intact and in line for various reasons. There has to be someone sane enough to maintain them all, right? (Every one of the band member–even the not easily controlled Jacky–admits that Johnny’s a great leader and really respects him.) I blame the management people for not giving him more power as to how to handle the group’s goals thus making the band sink slowly into the pit of invisibility. (Jacky should only be partially blamed for it since 183 Club’s activity’s level as a band has already deteriorated to the point of excruciatingly painful to fans that Jacky’s expulsion could only be used as a scapegoat for the management’s inability to deal with the band’s activities and exposure as a group.)

Although many say he cannot act or sing, I think that it’s an exaggeration. I did not watch his earlier dramas but IF he did so poorly at first, I think somehow he did improve. It is not the best but it shows that he works hard and keep it up with his efforts. His voice is unique–although not as strong as some others. He cannot dance–it’s a fact–and he’s often made fun of by the other members. Maybe it’s because he’s not as comfortable doing it as the others. However, he’s still capable of learning the steps gradually and tries his hardest.


Matthew Lin Ming Dao (明道) – Ming Dao–is NOT perfect–like most of his fans want to think. He does have a knack for acting and his passionate portrayal of different characters make it admirable but he soon became type-casted into those rich guy roles. I like it better when he does not have those ‘perfect’ roles hence my favorite character that he portrayed is actually Yang Tian You from Angel Lover. Yang Tian You is just more of a guy next door image (differing from his other roles of the rich, arrogant guys). Tian You does have this smart mouth and somewhat silly behavior that reminds me of his character Tao Si from Legend of Star Apple but his background story and how his character became who he is, makes me like it more. Another reason why I like Yang Tian You more than the others is that he’s not invincible like it is often portrayed in the other ones (or what the script led us to believe) because he would often need guidance and help from his fellow colleagues within the Angel Lover Agency. He is simple-minded and is hard-working, hoping to accomplish something to fulfill his dream of earning enough money to provide for his family. (It sounds similar to some other typical character in another drama but with Ming Dao, I rather see this side of him more.) What gets more annoying with his rich guy role is that fans get overboard with it and tends to step on other characters (and possibly actors) to praise Ming Dao. Just because he is cast in that role, it does not mean he is perfect. Aside from being typecast, I think what I like about Ming Dao and his acting style is his ability to use his eyes and voice to act more than exaggerate his facial expressions. (Those exaggerations get on my nerves more if it is not done appropriately.) Ming Dao is known to talk very fast in dramas, especially in Angel Lover. His voice is his gift since it helps convey his emotions and his personalities of the characters he portrayed. (However, I could not say the same for his singing since I do not like his voice when he sings that much. I actually like Johnny’s voice more although Johnny’s kind of weak in the sense of the ability to control it.)

Talking about singing, sometimes, it’s funny how people could be mistaken of Ming Dao’s voice for Jacky or vice versa. But I guess it happens because if you’re not really familiar with them, you could mistake it since they do sound similar when singing. However, Jacky has this huskiness to his voice that it’s undeniable. Also, Jacky’s voice is more powerful and could carry the high notes better while Ming Dao does better in mushy songs or those really soft ones. (“Affective Line” is different since that requires a lot of effort, changing from highs and lows, etc.) Dancing? Um…let’s just say he’s not the best at it since he does not pay attention enough. He could do it with proper training and time put in but if he’s given the moves on the dot, he would fail miserably. (This is the truth if you watch that one show with the guys passing on the dance moves to each other. This is also the reason why Jacky, Ehlo, and Sam are in front for most of their songs that required dancing.) Perhaps if Ming Dao would use those times he puts in to ‘look good’ to continue with his improvements on all level, he could break out of the typical idol image since he still has a long way to go.


Sam Wang Shao Wei (王少偉) – Sam is one of those you can call an ‘all around artist’ because he could do a lot of things at the same time and because he’s so hard-working and passionate about his work. (It does not mean that the others aren’t but his personality reflects on his face and actions more than the others do.) But the fact that he could do all does not mean he is good at it. It’s just a matter of knowing how versus being good at it. At first, it seems like Sam’s really good at acting and is capable of showing his emotions really well, but if you watch carefully, you’ll see that he always uses the same techniques to show his emotions. You begin to realize that he is not that good as it seems. It’s just the roles that he is given. (I have watched the majority of his dramas.) I must admit I fall into his trap as well with his really good roles like in Westside Story or The Magicians of Love (just to give some examples). Sam has this habit of wrinkling his face and his morbid or sad look that tugs at your heart, giving him more sympathy for what his character has gone through. However, it is always the same type of expressions. I could only give him credit for The Magicians of Love since he works a lot with trying to show his emotions through his eyes more than the facial expressions.

As for singing, um…let’s not even go there. Although I said I will be cruel with the criticism, I could not imagine the after effects of fan bashing. (It gets super scary.) I already pointed out the typical formula of his acting. I wouldn’t want to get bashed for his singing skills either. (However, it boggles my mind that he’s in two bands but his vocal abilities haven’t improved that much. Or is it because he’s busy doing other things that he could not focus 100% on training with his singing?) His hosting is decent, depending on people’s taste of jokes, of course. To save the best for last, I must say that I really like his dancing style. It really shows because he has a knack for it. He could learn the moves and remembers it well. (In the same show mentioned above about how they had to learn the moves from the instructor and then teach it to the rest of the group, he did quite well until someone messed it up for him.) He’s very creative in terms of dancing since if you watch the BTS for the MVs, you could see how he tries to get in as many moves as he could with different varieties. Maybe it is his wanting to do everything that diverts his attention or prevents him from focusing on mastering all his skills.

What’s up next? I think that should be enough for now since I want to save other topics for future updates. The next subject? Not sure, I’ll think of something. But it could possibly be bonds and/or collaborations.

*All images were scanned by DTLCT