Year 2014 in Recap

You know what? I’m beginning to feel like the year in review from WordPress doesn’t even justify my accomplishments, especially this past year. So I decided to go all out on the rebellion and make my own post. It might not look as glamorous as WordPress’s version but at least it doesn’t make me look that lazy, lol.

Starting off with some general stats.

Total Posts in 2014: 139 – Yes, posts ONLY. But the number would have gone up if I counted the pages since I usually use ‘pages’ for fanfic updates, except if it’s a one-shot.
January: 19
February: 16
March: 13
April: 14
May: 6
June: 12
July: 8
August: 10
September: 7
October: 9
November: 8
December: 17

Times Updated on People on the Poll: 63 – Looking at the breakdown, it goes to show that I update on whoever I feel like, not having to do with the who is leading the polls, etc. It’s nothing new, it’s like what I said before. It’s not that I placed in the poll just for kicks or just messing with people. But it’s more like I was curious (like I mentioned in the past already) and try not to put myself on pressure as to update according to votes. What I do feel bad about is not updating on Vic and Janine or Nic more like I should have.
Wallace Huo: 8
Ady An: 1
Hu Ge: 1
Vic Chou: 4
Joanne Tseng: 4
Janine Chang: 2
Angela Chang: 1
Xiu Jie Kai: 1
Nicholas Teo: 1
Yvonne Yao: 3
Zhao Jun Ya: 16
Achel Chang/ Zhang Xin Yu: 5
Sophia Chou: 3
Van Fan: 1
Eric Suen: 3
Penny Lin: 3
Jacky Chu: 10
Bianca Bai: 1

Music Reviews: 13 – Not bad, right? I managed to empty the majority of the list I had up. So it’s something to celebrate here.

Movies + TV Series Reviews/Episode Summaries: 22 episodes and 6 reviews – I could have done better here but still not too bad.

Fan Fiction: It has been a sad case here since I don’t know when. But I really do apologize for all those waiting for certain stories that have been lagging for the past few years now. It’s just that I didn’t find inspiration to do work with it and didn’t want to end up ruining it more than I already did.

  • Slanted Thoughts 2
  • The Dating Game 45 – Mad progress on this saga, right? Sadly, it could only be said for this one, lol.

Songs Translations: 12 – Hey, it’s a record here! I’m serious! Translations are hard! It’s harder for my case since I’m still learning in some areas.

Chinese: 9

Vietnamese: 3

Side Updates: 41 posts – YUP, these have been occupying my time as well. At times, I cheated and posted pictures only, but I swear, some of them were kind of too secretive to talk about. Or some were adaptations that I hadn’t read about yet.

  • Fu Rong Jin: 5 – It’s going to show like next year, right?
  • Favorite Scenes Saga: 1 post, but I did have a lot to work on so it wasn’t like I was slacking on purpose
  • Worth Watching Saga: Managed to publish all 3 I have in the background for the recommendation posts. Plan to launch another one this upcoming year.
  • Seasons in the Sun: 5
  • Love Knows No Distance: 2
  • Gold Pretty Girl/Dan Shen You Yue: 3 – Seriously, been waiting for this to air.
  • Dong Jiang Heroes: 6
  • Never Ending Love: 2
  • Royal Tramp/ The Deer and the Cauldron 2014: 4
  • Yuan Yue Wan Dao: 1 – Seriously, when is this airing?
  • Shen Yi Da Dao Gong 2013: 4
  • Throwback Thursday Saga: 3
  • Reasons to Stay Positive Saga: 2

What do I want to focus on for this next coming year? More on Couples posts and pages. Not to mention the “Special Profiles” pages that I had suddenly abandoned. There’s also the “All About” saga that I halted all of a sudden as well. So are these my New Year resolutions? No. I seriously don’t want to force myself into that, considering how this is just a blog to share all the randomness that I like. So putting pressure on that would lose the purpose of the blog itself even more. I’m just bringing it up because I want to say I’m not abandoning those completely yet. Although what I would want more is to finally finish some fanfics that I have been lagging since whenever. Wouldn’t that be something?

All right, have a great year next year, everyone! Happy blogging or stalking if you don’t blog! (LOL) See you next year for another random update of the wrap-up from me!

Dusk by Steve Chou

(Uploaded by: 大仟張)

Song Title: Dusk (黃昏)

Music by: Steve Chou (周傳雄)

Lyrics by: Chen Xin Rong (陳信榮)

Bold = Chinese
Burnt Orange = Pin Yin
Orange = English
Amber  = Vietnamese

guo wan zheng ge xia tian
A whole summer has passed
Qua trọn một mùa hè
you shang bing mei you hao yi xie
Yet all the pain and sadness haven’t left me
Nhưng những nỗi đau thương vẫn chưa nguôi
kai che xing shi zai gong lu wu ji wu bian
Driving on a public road with no destination in mind
Lái xe trên con đường không có mục tiêu
you li kai zi ji de gan jue
There’s this feeling of self-abandonment
Có chút cảm giác muốn rời bỏ chính mình

chang bu wan yi shou ge
Unable to finish singing a song
Bài hát không thể nào hát trọn được
pi juan hai sheng xia hei yan juan
Fatigue is still visible within the dark sockets
Sự mệt mỏi vẫn còn đọng lại trên khóe mắt thâm huyền
gan qing de shi jie shang hai zai suo nan mian
In the world of love, injury is unavoidable
Trong cuộc tình, trải qua những nỗi thương đau là lẽ dĩ nhiên
huang hun zai mei zhong yao hei ye
The beautiful sunset will eventually turn into a night of darkness
Hoàng hôn thật đẹp rồi cũng sẽ biến thành đêm tối

yi ran ji de cong ni kou zhong
Still remembering all the words coming from your mouth
Vẫn còn nhớ rõ những lời thoát ra từ đầu môi em
shuo chu zai jian jian jue ru tie
Saying a determined goodbye
Nói lên hai chữ giã từ thật rất quả quyết
hun an zhong
Within the dark night
Trong đêm tối
 you zhong lie ri zhuo shen de cuo jue
There’s this phantom of being burned by the sky’s fire
Có một ảo giác như bị thiêu đốt bởi lửa trời

huang hun de di ping xian
The sunset’s horizon
Chân trời của hoàng hôn
hua chu yi ju li bie
Had drawn out its departure
Đã vẽ ra một câu ly biệt
ai qing jin ru yong ye
Letting love disappear into the eternal darkness
Cho cuộc tình rơi vào đêm tối vĩnh viễn

yi ran ji de cong ni yan zhong
Still remembering from your eyes
Vẫn còn nhớ trong mắt em
hua luo de lei shang xin yu jue
The tears of sorrow rolling down
Những giọt lệ u sầu tuôn rơi
hun luan zhong
Within the chaos
Trong sự hỗn loạn
you zhong re lei shao shang de cuo jue
There’s this phantom of being hurt by the hot tears
Có một ảo giác như bị tổn thương bởi những giột lệ nồng

huang hun de di ping xian
The sunset’s horizon
Chân trời của hoàng hôn
ge duan xing fu xi yue
Had severed all the happiness and joy
Đã cắt đứt đi những niềm vui và hạnh phúc
xiang ai ji jing huan mie
Our love also dissolved
Tình ta rồi cũng dần tan

*All translations were done by DTLCT.