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!

Fail by Chun Yu Shan Shan

Song Title: Fail (告吹)

Lyricist: Lin Wu Xian (林武賢)

Composer: Chen Jing Shi (陳敬詩)

Bold = Chinese
Blue = Pin Yin
Purple = English
Green = Vietnamese

zen yang zuo cai dui
What should be done to be considered right?
Làm sao mới đúng đây?
zen yang zuo cai bu ba zi ji kun wei
What should be done so that one won’t be surrounded by grief?
Làm sao mới không bị sầu vây?
人說寂寞 不解自退
ren shuo ji mo   bu jie zi tui
People say loneliness will disappear by itself without needing to be dissolved
Người ta nói cô đơn không giải nó cũng tan
rang shi jian jiang zi you wan hui
Let time freely flow back to its course
Cứ để thời gian từ từ thôi đưa lại như xưa

bu wen shi yu fei
Don’t ask about right or wrong
Đừng hỏi tới những chuyện thị phi
duo wen zhi hui rang ai geng kuai ku wei
Asking too much would cause love to wither even quicker
Hỏi nhiều quá sẽ làm cho tình cảm tan biến mau hơn
ruo bu xiang zai yi leng xin hui
If you don’t want to be disappointed by love again
Nếu không muốn tình yêu làm cho càng thất vọng
jiu ba xin shou qi bie zai rang ta fei
Just pick your heart up and don’t let it soar again
Hãy thu trái tim lại và đừng để cho nó cao bay

你的眼 你的眉
ni de yan   ni de mei
Your eyes, your eyebrows
Đôi mắt của em, đôi mài của em
你的笑 你的淚
ni de xiao   ni de lei
Your laughter, your tears
Nụ cười của em, nước mắt của em
ni de yi qie he wo sheng ming xiang ban xiang sui
Your everything and my life accompany one another
Tất cả của em và sinh mạng của anh đã nối liền với nhau
you ren wei ni bu neng shui
There’s someone who’s sleepless because of you
Có người vì em mà ngủ không được
xin you jia you bu neng gui
Though the heart contains home yet can’t return
Dù lòng có nhà mà vẫn không về được
ai yi ci dai jia bu fei
The price of loving for one time isn’t luxurious
Cái giá yêu một lần không đắt lắm

ni de xin gei le shui
Who did you give your heart to?
Trái tim của em đã trao cho ai?
ni de ren bian le mei
Have you changed yet?
Người của em có thay đổi hay chưa?
zai qu zhui gen jiu di qi shi you you he wei
Chasing and searching for the truth and what other reasons once again
Lại một lần theo đuổi sự thật và tất cả lý do
ai yao jin qing lai yi hui
Love fully for once
Hãy yêu hết minh một lần đi
bie zai hu shui fu le shui
Don’t care about who betrayed whom
Đừng quan tâm tới chuyện ai phụ ai
wei qing shang ye yao wu hui
Don’t regret because of love’s pain
Đừng hối hận vì đã bị tổn thương bởi tình yêu

*All translations were done by DTLCT.