Year 2015 in Recap

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Oh joy, I’m bringing this back since it’s another year of madness. How did it go? Let’s check the number first, lol. Yes, before I start bragging and realized it wasn’t worth bragging over, lol. But before I actually go into the stats, I would like to thank The New World and iHero for making some of the impossibles happen. Because if it wasn’t for the dramas, I wouldn’t have updated so much or kept it so consistent for the better half of the year. Also, anyone wanting to check out the stat report from WordPress, click here.

Total Posts in 2015: 365 (35% of all time). Yes, I took a challenge of trying to keep up posts for 365 days SO had to brag here. It wasn’t easy and some posts were less impressing than others. However, I think it was already tough that I managed it all year long. For this year, will I be continuing on this pattern? I want to but I would say no. Since quality trumps quantity so I’ll still be updating, still be my random self at times, but I won’t force it as an everyday thing. If it happens, it happens. Now, moving on to the breakdown of different categories.

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Times Updated on People on the Poll
: 284 (78% of overall). I took out Ady and Hu Ge early on so I didn’t feel like I needed to include them in this section. Anyway, because I did the 365-day challenge, everyone benefited–one way or another. However, Achel had a surge, leaving Jun Ya behind with only 22 posts, because Wallace, Joanne, Bianca, and Jacky ended up having more posts than him for the year. That knocked him off top 5 for the year yet didn’t damage his overall record too much. Talking about that, he was the reason why I held off so long of not publishing this post since I needed to calculate some of the posts again. Yet I decided to gamble and take out some and possibly double back next year to correct it all. Oh yeah, I didn’t count general updates for some people, especially those with higher numbers already.
Wallace Huo: 26 (9% of the year)
Janine Chang: 16 (6%)
Vic Chou: 12 (4%)
Joanne Zeng: 25 (9%)
Nicholas Teo: 18 (6%)
Xiu Jie Kai: 12 (4%)
Angela Chang: 12 (4%)
Zhao Jun Ya: 22 (8%)
Yvonne Yao: 7 (2%)
Penny Lin: 16 (6%)
Achel Chang/ Zhang Xin Yu: 34 (12%)
Sophia Chou: 6 (2%)
Ruby Lin: 16 (6%)
Van Fan: 9 (3%)
Eric Suen: 5 (2%)
Bianca Bai: 25 (9%)
Jacky Chu: 23 (8%)

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Music Reviews:

Movies + TV Series Reviews/Episode Summaries: I will say that I was both proud and also a bit ashamed, because I was cheating for several dramas by inserting placeholders. I was trying to motivate myself to watch faster and/or fill the spaces yet things got in the way and I fell behind once again.

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Songs Translations: I think that it was too obvious that it was a Phil Chang year for me. Yes, I love that guy. Okay, mostly his songs, lol. But he is funny. Getting back to this, totally outdone myself on some levels. Overall, I translated 51 songs. OMG, that’s like major achievement for me in this area. The previous year, I only did 12, but that was because I didn’t really take it as a challenge. I think this number will drop the upcoming year since I won’t be forcing myself to update every day.

Chinese: 46

Vietnamese: 5

Side Updates: 130 posts – My randomness seriously has gone way past normal. I didn’t count some of the side stuffs. But The New World and iHero obviously dominated the scene for the beginning of the year.

For this year, I hope to bring out more quality posts, like I said earlier. I also hope to finish up the placeholder posts that I haven’t previously. Wish me luck and see you all next year!

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CSI: Cross Jurisdictions

I finally made my way around to catching up on the original show that started it all. I especially like this particular episode because of the two teams were working together on the case. This episode was also used to introduce CSI: Miami. It was a very fun episode and brought back many memories. Catherine and Horatio had great chemistry. It was wishful thinking if she could have been part of the Miami team, lol. Well, I sort of loved the scene where they were at “The Hive” and their little exchange was funny. Then the part where Delko had to go into the water and Speedle was making a joke about it. Horatio had to break it up since they needed to move forward with the case and all. All in all, a fun episode with seeing the two teams working together and joking around in their different ways.

CSI Crossovers

I don’t know. It’s just so cool to see those episodes, seeing the teams work together, even with one or two members from here and there calling back and forth or actually meeting up. CSI: Trilogy was especially intriguing with the three teams working together. Even if they’re not seen on screen at the same time, but it sure was quite hectic and lived up to the hype. There were many tragic stories along the way too, but the overall story was intriguing with the cases, trying to track down the killers and the whole hybrid behind it. Not to mention different set of groups resorting to any type of method to earn money, i.e. by using others. Scary and tragic.

CSI: Miami – The Downhill

I think the downhill must have happened during Season 6. It wasn’t bad like some other shows. But I just plain lost it after they brought in Elizabeth Berkley. It’s not that I don’t like the actress. I liked her in Saved by the Bell, but that was ages ago. It was getting repetitive for me when they had sneaked in the whole Horatio has a son from the past. It just got quite repetitive with how his brother was BUT of course it was different. Still, suddenly everyone has children from the past springing up. Exaggerating here, but just to show my annoyance. I got over that since it was just part of the background plot. But like I said, what sent me over the edge was Julia Winston and her ongoing appearances throughout. I didn’t think it add to the story or add more hype or whatever else like how people think it would be necessary to crank up to the hype or change the formula. I just got over the death of Marisol OR barely and they had to irritate me even more with bringing in some psycho? Even if she was a character supposedly WAY in the past, WAY before the Marisol days, but I actually wanted to believe no one could melt Horatio’s heart except for Marisol–even if it was just wishful thinking (since it seemed like he had something going on with his sister in law too–NOT outright have it but the looks between them were too obvious). What became a bigger joke was how Horatio supposedly know what Julia had done (but they didn’t have solid proofs to link her to some of the murders yet) and still aided her throughout at times? I got it it was hard to severe ties since there was his son, Kyle. But it was a waste of time. The story made me annoyed with Horatio. And I swear I liked him from the start, along with the rest of the cast. That reminded me, if they wanted him to be alone, why were they taunting us with the whole Marisol story? I read that it was an unexpected storyline and they had fun working that story arch out. But what was the freaking point of adding in Julia Winston and Kyle story arch? I rather they focus on the cases, like they still do but that overlapping of stories was getting really annoying, like ‘in your face’ type of thing. And while I’m at it, why did they take Kim Delaney out? I read it was because she lacked chemistry with David Caruso. But really? It was supposed to be a crime show. They didn’t have to click on everything to work together. I liked her. Kicking her out and then adding in some weird side thing with Yelina was just ugh for me. I like Yelina, but not in that way that the story was implying. If they wanted to have some continuation with showing how Horatio care for people and his family (or how he cited throughout), why didn’t they have more scenes with him and Madison and Susie? Madison was sooo cute. Those short, subtle scenes (after the initial introductions–of course) made my day more than the overly dramatic scenes since Season 6 with Julia and Kyle. Okay, so if they wanted to add Horatio’s son, go ahead with Kyle. Yet adding in his psycho mother too? Why didn’t they just make up a vague story about it and then move on? The dramatic story arch failed. At least for me.

Oh yeah, if they wanted to create more stories, why didn’t they just make up more story arches for Wolfe? He didn’t really have a romantic story arch (at least not up to the point that I’m still catching up on). Well, he had dated Natalia in the past but that didn’t work out since they weren’t clicking. That was okay with me. I didn’t want too much romances anyway since I was in for the cases. AND yes, I do understand they must create side stories for the characters too. But too much on Horatio! They were dragging him through the mud already. By the time Season 7 rolled around, Horatio had dropped from my list of favorite male characters, and Wolfe became No. 1, followed by Frank Tripp. I don’t know who else the writers are out to get after almost killing Wolfe’s career (several seasons ago with the eye incident and then the gambling problems later on) and then Eric. I read that Marisol was brought back for an episode in Season 10. Was that compensation for all the damages they’d done by bringing in Julia Winston? Because apology is not accepted. Not from me. Even if I would be looking forward to that and would love seeing a little of Marisol again.