Song Title: This Kind of Feeling is Love (這種感覺就是愛)
Music by: Chen Zhi Yuan (陳志遠)
Lyrics by: Qiong Yao (瓊瑤) Key: Bold = Chinese Magenta = Pin Yin Amber = English Teal = Vietnamese 當散步時會想到你 dang san bu shi hui xiang dao ni The moment when I took a stroll, I would think of you Trong lúc mà em tản bộ, em sẽ nghĩ đến anh 當遊盪時會想到你 dang you dang shi hui xiang dao ni The moment when I roamed about, I would think of you Trong lúc mà em lang thang, em sẽ nghĩ tới anh 當你臉孔會出現在我的夢裡 dang ni liang kong hui chu xian zai wo de meng li The moment when your face would appear in my dream Trong lúc mà khuôn mặt của anh xuất hiện trong giấc mộng của em 當你的聲音會出現在我的耳祭 dang ni de sheng yin hui chu xian zai wo de er ji The moment when your voice would be heard by my ears Trong lúc mà thanh âm của anh lảng vảng bên tai của em 我才知道 你己經住在心底 wo cai zhi dao ni ji jing zhu zai xin di Only then that I know that you’ve resided at the bottom of my heart Trong lúc đó em mới biết được rằng anh đang ở tận trong lòng em 當散步時又想到你 dang san bu shi you xiang dao ni The moment when I took a stroll, I would once again think of you Trong lúc mà em tản bộ, em lại nghĩ đến anh 當遊盪時又想到你 dang you dang shi you xiang dao ni The moment when I roamed about, I would once again think of you Trong lúc mà em lang thang, em lại nghĩ tới anh 當你的臉孔又出現在我的夢裡 dang ni de lian kong you chu xian zai wo de meng li The moment when your face would once again appear in my dream Trong lúc mà khuôn mặt của anh lại xuất hiện trong giấc mộng của em 當你的聲音又出現在我的耳祭 dang ni de sheng yin you chu xian zai wo de er ji The moment when your voice would once again be heard by my ears Trong lúc mà thanh âm của anh lại lảng vảng bên tai của em 我這才驚覺 我己經被你佔據 wo zhe cai jing jue wo ji jing bei ni zhan ju Only then that I suddenly realized that I’ve been occupied by you Trong lúc đó em mới đột nhiên nhận ra rằng em đã bị anh chiếm cứ 當手機裡沒有你的呼喚 dang shou ji li mei you ni de hu huan The moment when my cell phone doesn’t have any calls from you Trong lúc mà điện thoại di động không có một cú gọi nào của anh 當電話裡沒有你的留言 dang dian hua li mei you ni de liu yan The moment when my phone doesn’t contain any of your messages Trong lúc mà điện thoại không có một tin nhắn nào của anh 當你的身影 不再陪伴我身邊 dang ni de shen ying bu zai pei ban wo shen bian The moment when your silhouette isn’t accompanying mine Trong lúc mà hình bóng của anh không có bên cạnh em 我才知道 你己經是我最大的依戀 wo cai zhi dao ni ji jing shi wo zui da de yi lian Only then that I know that you’re my greatest reluctant to part with Trong lúc đó em mới biết được rằng anh là sự quyến luyến lớn nhứt của em 當我習慣你的存在 dang wo xi guan ni de cun zai The moment when I’m used to your presence Trong lúc mà em đã quen với sự tồn tại của anh 當我害怕你的離開 dang wo hai pa ni de li kai The moment when I’m afraid of your departure Trong lúc mà em sợ rằng anh sẽ ra đi 當我們小別的時候 我痴痴等待 dang wo men xiao bie de shi hou wo chi chi deng dai The moment of our brief separation, I would foolishly wait Trong lúc mà chúng ta tạm thời xa cách, em sẽ dại khờ chờ đợi 當我們吵架的時候 我默默發呆 dang wo men chao jia de shi hou wo mo mo fa dai The moment when we quarrel, I would silently stare in dazed Trong lúc mà chúng ta gây gổ, em sẽ lặng lẽ nhìn một cách ngây ngô 我才知道 這種感覺就是愛 wo cai zhi dao zhe zhong gan jue jiu shi ai Only then that I know that this kind of feeling is love Trong lúc đó em mới biết được rằng cảm giác này chính là tình yêu
*All translations were done by DTLCT.
I just found this clip that someone put together in regard to Joanne’s journey up until now. Well, for the most part. But it really brought back lots of memories. She had gone a long way, worked really hard, and now becoming an established artist. I’m so proud of her.
Favorite Role: Jiang Qing Mei (from Liu Mang Xiao Zhang). A princess role yet didn’t lose too much touch with reality. She was funny and silly but wasn’t overly obnoxious with her tricks. Her bubbly side made it cute but other times, she was as normal as how a typical student should be. Qiao Qiao expressed that she was so happy when she received this role because she finally got a chance to portray a princess with beautiful wardrobes and I must agree. It was a different role for her and she wasn’t too over with it. Just the right touches here and there. This princess role wasn’t too much either or stayed the same because she did learn something and become an even more matured person in that she did in the end.
2nd Favorite Role: Zhang Bi Ting (from True Love 365). I never liked a role more than this. Perhaps it helped because it was fresh on my mind. But it was like she was portraying an independent girl but wasn’t WAY too silly like some past dramas. Sure, she got a tad too weird when she was meeting her ‘prince in shining armor’ at first but that was understandable with how people acted silly when they were in love (at least that was what I saw with some people). Other times, she really lived up to being an independent girl, living alone in some unknown place and trying to make a living, saving money to fulfill her dream but it wasn’t too silly of a dream. She was able to take care of herself and didn’t need help or rescuing. (Though she was helped at some point, she didn’t act super pitiful to earn more points or anything. Those people just happened to be there, etc.) Then there was the whole idea with her fashion wasn’t too badly snubbed as it was in other dramas where it kept saying how the main lead had poor fashion sense, etc. Though she seemed to not be up to ‘perfection’ with some other females in here, she didn’t need to dress in weird outfits either to make the other characters WAY better. After all, she was in a business where she knew how to handle herself professionally and didn’t need to be told about everything. It sure added to her independent image and all.
Totally Ruined: Bei Ruo Yi aka Xiao Bei (from The Magicians of Love). I swore I tried to make a lot of excuses for her actions in here and how she couldn’t be blamed. Yet I find it really frustrating at times too. Though I had rooted for her with Ya Si/Ming Dao since the beginning, I felt there were many things that could have been better. In the end, I realized it was the plot that had dragged her character down more and more–to make the guys seemed so heroic and all. It seemed that way to me. I read comments in the past that blamed her lack of chemistry with both guys and that her acting was also lacking hence not being able to exude the cute/lovable image, etc. YET I think many had looked past the way the plot had been crafted. It didn’t help her cause at all. Then I wondered if that was another excuse I used to make myself feel better. But when I went and searched around for more information, I realized that there was an extension of episodes hence making it even worse and worse for her case.
Favorite Male Co-Star: Ray Chang. Honestly, I finally found someone opposite her that I really like without needing to make an excuse for her actions (whether regarding the character or other factors). It’s not just because it’s still fresh on my mind either but finally a guy who I felt the chemistry too strongly because of their interactions and also appearance-wise. (Go here and here for more discussions about them.)
2nd Favorite Male Co-Star: Chen Yi. I had to struggle a bit to think since it has been a while with their last collaboration in a drama. But I remembered how cute they were together at times. Off-screen? They’re like brother and sister (mostly visible through interactions on Weibo).
3rd Favorite Male Co-Star: Alien Huang. So cute and unexpected. I liked how their relationship developed in there. First, I thought it was another typical crazy girl scheming to go after the guy who saved her (which was true with her bizarre switching school at first), but it turned into a much more mature relationship than I expected.
4th Favorite Male Co-Star: Sun Quan. Don’t be mistaking this guy for one of Sodagreen’s band members. He collaborated with her in Dreams Link. Though there were many things I disliked about that drama, I loved them in there. They were like the comic relief for the show in general.
Missed Chance Pairing: Calvin Chen. OMG, how many fanfics must I write before I could finally see them collaborate for real? After the failed collaboration the previous time, I’m more than eager to see them in another drama together. Hope it would be a good script too so it’s not just about having them in the same drama for the sake of viewers, etc. Note that this was written way before her collaboration for the MV with Calvin so it would sound odd. So yes, their collaboration finally happened but I greedily want a drama too. (UPDATE January 2020: they got married in real life! Go here for more information.)
SO History: Ming Dao and Sam Wang. YES, I used to like her with them too. But I fell out of the obsession. Half due to other fanbase attacking her AND half because I no longer care. Maybe one day when I go back to watch those dramas again (which is rare of recent), I’ll get back into obsessing over these two pairings again. Who knows?
But talking about Sam, he and Qiao Qiao are also close outside, not just for the sake of promotion of dramas either. Or more like she, Chen Chen Yi, and Sam. Chen Yi’s message that one time said it all. (Click here.)
Frustratingly Unbelievable: Tang Feng. I couldn’t believe the day that I rooted for the bad guy more than anything when I watched Mr. Fighting. I enjoyed her chemistry and interaction more with Tang Feng for that role. I could even conjure up a side fanfic to change the ending too. It wasn’t because of his appearance either that made me root for him but more like how the plot was full of holes hence making me sympathize with him more than the supposed “good guys.”
Hope to enjoy: Wei Qian Xiang. I haven’t watched Our Love yet but the pictures showed a lot of promise. Just that I need to actually watch before I make more comments about it.
Interesting Pairing: Jacky Chu. Disregard all his ‘colorful’ lifestyles off-screen, I always thought they would make an interesting on-screen couple. There were some scenes in The Magicians of Love that had made me curious. First hilarious then later how their interactions suggested that they could make an interesting pairing. Like how she was giving him looks so he could explain and cover for them during the wedding reception. There were also signs of him being overly happy when she was able to stay at Neo-Image at one point (or so it was when the camera moved toward his direction). Yes, those little signs got me into writing fanfics for them. But what got even more interesting and the dream almost coming true for me was seeing them together in Liu Mang Xiao Zhang. Though that didn’t work out, I enjoyed their interactions in there. Off-screen, though they probably aren’t close (except for the few times they worked together and were even under the same management at one time), I still enjoyed the few genuine interactions on shows or BTS.
AS A SINGER:
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*Images were either collected around the net (hence belonging to their rightful owners) OR were captured by DTLCT and ShadowoftheNight
I thought the ending was somewhat on the side of corny. I felt it did not need to tell us that Zi Ling still cared for Chu Lian so deeply since it complicated the matter even more. Though her action and the test told it all that she chose Yun Fan in the end, I felt it was leaning back on the side of ‘fake-sy’ all over again. I actually liked the idea of Yun Fan and Zi Ling being together but somehow I just hate the whole link with Chu Lian and all. It ruined their funny stories at times or their romantic scenes.
What I thought was the dumbest was them NOT seeing what was in front of them OR how they did not force Lu Ping to go through psychological help sooner. It was too obvious. BUT they had to drag it out (possibly selling more episodes/DVDs). Whatever. I was glad that Lu Ping was able to have a good life again. I especially liked how Jian Bo was there for her throughout and finally got to see the person he loved start over with her life.
Chu Pei and Yu Shan were so funny and cute as always. I especially liked their scenes–as I said many times before–than others. It was what drove me to finish the whole series in the first place.
What was typical and I’d seen of Qiong Yao stories was the whole ‘forgive’ factor. I felt that it was unnecessary or too much of a joke. IF they did not hurt Lu Ping, why would they need to seek for forgiveness in the end? It was like saying it was all right to hurt them (just because they were family) and then try to do damage control later, expecting them to forgive like that, etc (just because they were family and should forgive you). Yes, it sounds judging and wanting them to be perfect, BUT I thought it was like an unsaid rule with not touching your sister’s boyfriend. (Same goes with brothers-siblings situation.)
So here I declare, unless it has a strong storyline, I won’t even touch a Qiong Yao related one again. Even if it has my favorite actors/actresses in there.
Chu Lian finally was not able to withstand the lie that he lived with for so long and told Lu Ping the real version of events in episode 42. It was probably the only time that anything he said made sense. It was his version of things or at least how he felt was supposed to be like. Though I still do not feel it was a good reason OR excuse to be forgiven like I mentioned in the other post. I meant even if it was not how he thought ‘love’ was supposed to be, but that did not make sense to push all the blame on Lu Ping either. I have to give Chu Lian credit for admitting that his dating Lu Ping was because of his longing for some sense of fame and acknowledgment when others looked at them and made him feel proud to have such a girlfriend.
It sounds repetitive from the previous post of discussion, but I honestly believe that all of them were responsible for the misunderstanding, not just one person that should be carrying on the blame. It was hard to blame them since they could not truly see what was going on nor could they predict the future, BUT it was super obvious with certain things. We all have will power and self-control. Whether we meant for something to happen or not, it still happened, what was the point in forcing others to accept us or forgive us so fast when they were hurting too? Yes, Lu Ping was hurting the others and herself so much that it was irreversible but it did not mean she was the devil. I actually felt that because she seemed the most wicked that made her despicable YET I was able to recognize the whole pattern all over again with shifting the blame fully to her just because she was behaving so out of control. People who were able to be gentle and acted pitiful received more brownie points than ever. That was how life was.
Other than that, I was finally seeing some sign of Bao Jian Feng’s acting in that scene with Chu Lian revealing the awful, cruel truth to Lu Ping. It was like I was able to feel all the feelings hold up inside him and why he never really felt guilty for what he’d done. It was because he honestly believed his version of the truth and the reason he had to marry Lu Ping made him a bigger person–or so it seemed.
It was kind of obvious that the whole scheme with them portraying a wonderful family, getting along, etc did not work since it was lying all over again. Though they did it for the good, I thought it was lying too or forcing Lu Ping to the corner so of course, she didn’t fall for it. She thought of it as a trap (and indeed it was) so how was she able to accept it? That was what I understand from Lu Ping’s point of view, but I must agree with Yun Fan that IF Lu Ping wanted to play that kind of game with the reporters and all, it was fair game for both.
To get back to the original topic, I had a feeling and it was very obvious that it had to be Chu Lian to undo the knots of the past. YET I did not realize that Qiong Yao would go that way with finally letting Chu Lian reveal the truth version of it all. Though it did not make me like any one of the characters more, Chu Lian seemed less fake to me afterward.
Somehow, I had a feeling the truth was always the worst one. Though they were living in hell before with Lu Ping’s constant schemes and never-ending yelling, when she was reverting to her old self, it was much scarier. It was not because she wanted to start over. But it was the end of everything. Once again, I must compliment Qin Lan for bringing out her character so well. It made all the differences with transitions from the carefree and innocent girl from the beginning, to someone full of hatred and hurt in the later parts, and at the point where she realized she had nothing, to begin with–it had changed her into someone giving up finally. It was like she had let go, not because of wanting to start over but to end it all for herself. The worst of all was not having too much love or hate in the heart, but having nothing at all. For the first time, I actually feel or could understand why anyone would want to end his or her life just like that. I still do not approve of it as a way to escape from all the emptiness inside, but I actually could sympathize for Lu Ping at that point. She was not hiding or dodging away, but it was because it was the only way she feel she could do to release everyone from their guilt. If they honestly felt that she was in the wrong and she was their ‘burden’, then she wanted to help them move on with their lives, so they could no longer feel like they need to do anything for her. Those things were not what she wanted anyway.
The hospital scene was quite touching with the recounts and the events that followed. However, I think Zi Ling’s words sort of ruined it. Lucky it did not trigger Lu Ping anymore since she was more than ever regretful of her actions because of what her parents had done for her. In all fairness, I think she only needed to apologize to her parents and not anyone else. Since they (her parents) were the ones who brought her up and cared for her regardless of who she was or how stubborn she’d been these past times.