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.

Fan Fiction:

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: Grave Danger

One of the most intense episodes in the series. Probably because Quentin Tarantino is the director. If anyone need a little recap, Nick Stokes was kidnapped so the rest of the team had to used all their resources and talents to find him before it was too late. This episode actually cranked the hype a bit more. Of course, considering how they not only had to race with the time to save Nick but they were also thrown an extra special surprise in the end. I had somewhat felt disappointed that the team had fallen apart after Ecklie had divided them into two teams. Yet this episode brought back the much needed teamwork essence of the show. Well, they were still close and had fought on some levels because of differences of opinions at times but they seemed distant toward one another, except for Nick and Warrick whom were joking around so comfortably at times during and after their shift. The spirit of the team in this episode was heightened to a new level. In fact, the whole lab had come together to solve the puzzles. Archie Johnson got to actually participate in different discussions regarding the case. He managed to narrow down the area of the webcam feed yet it was still a large area. Grissom, whom had previously managed to capture an image of the ant, had successfully identified it hence giving Catherine and Sara–respectively–enough information to narrow the the location even more. Of course, Greg and Warrick had also helped with their own research and gathering of information. That moment was really fast yet showed their talents and deduction skills at work. This episode also shown the powerful friendship between Nick and Warrick. Even Catherine was willing to beg her father for the ransom money, even though she didn’t want to associate with him anymore. All in all, a very good episode.

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.