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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%)

Books Reviews:

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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The New World: Interviews

(Credit: 星地標 IDOL)

Found the clip with some of the main cast and they shared some of their filming experiences–whether fun, bitter, or meaningful that they could take away from it. And also their humorous side outside of the intense drama thus far. Also, they wished everyone a happy new year!

The songs in the background (if anyone’s interested) are: Genie Chuo’s Be Yourself, Freya Lim’s Farewell, and Nine Chen’s So Close Yet So Far.

Be Yourself by Genie Chuo

(Credit: 滾石唱片 ROCK RECORDS)

Song Title: Be Yourself

Music by: Chen Yi Fen (陳怡芬)

Lyrics by: Genie Chuo (卓文萱)

Key:
Bold = Chinese
Royal Blue = Pin Yin
Purple = English
Lavender = Vietnamese

看著我你感覺到什麼
kan zhe wo ni gan jue dao shen me
Seeing me, what are your feelings?
Nhìn thấy tôi, người cảm nhận được gì?
是否能輕易看透我
shi fou neng qing yi kan tou wo
Is it that easy to see through me?
Bộ dễ dàng nhìn thấu tôi vậy sao?

如果我也不是很懂我
ru guo wo ye bu shi hen dong wo
If I’m also not able to understand myself
Nếu cả chính tôi cũng không hiểu rõ mình
那最後結果是什麼
na zui hou jie guo shi shen me
Then what would the final outcome be?
Vậy thì cuối cùng kết quả sẽ ra sao?

我不想太慌張
wo bu xiang tai huang zhang
I don’t want to be too flustered
Tôi không muốn quá bối rối
不想被猜測被放大
bu xiang bei cai ce bei fang da
Don’t want to be speculated or magnified
Không muốn bị suy đoán hoặc phóng đại
不想裝模作樣
bu xiang zhuang mo zuo yang
Don’t want to be masqueraded
Không muốn bị ngụy trang

我不想太緊張
wo bu xiang tai jin zhang
I don’t want to be too tensed
Tôi không muốn quá khẩn trương
不想被揣測被捆綁
bu xiang bei chuai ce bei kun bang
Don’t want to be presumed or bound
Không muốn bị sự phỏng đoán hoặc ràng buộc
推翻無謂的假象
tui fan wu wei de jia xiang
I want to overthrow those meaningless semblance
Tôi muốn lật đổ những giả tượng vộ vị đó

誰能真正的懂
shui neng zhen zheng de dong
Who could truly understand?
Ai có thể thật sự hiểu rõ được?
不需要有太多理由
bu xu yao you tai duo li you
Don’t ask for too many reasons
Đừng đòi hỏi quá nhiều lý do
能感受我
neng gan shou wo
To be able to feel me
Để cảm nhận được tôi
誰能真正的懂
shui neng zhen zheng de dong
Who could truly understand?
Ai có thể thật sự hiểu rõ được?
虛情假意拋去腦後
xu qing jia yi pao qu nao hou
False affections should be pushed toward the back of your mind
Hư tình giả ý nên được loại ra phía sau tâm trí
換個生活
huan ge sheng huo
Change your lifestyle
Hãy thay đổi cuộc sống của chính mình

也許會很難懂
ye xu hui hen nan dong
Perhaps it’s hard to understand
Có lẽ rất khó hiểu
也許會心痛
ye xu hui xin tong
Perhaps it’s heartbreaking
Có lẽ rất đau lòng
也許會犯錯
ye xu hui fan cuo
Perhaps mistakes will be made
Có lẽ sẽ phạm sai
也許不受控 沒什麼
ye xu bu shou kong   mei shen me
Perhaps there will be no endurance of accusations
Có lẽ sẽ không cần chịu đựng sự du khống của ai

不要囉囉梭梭
bu yao luo luo suo suo
Don’t be so chatty
Đừng quá nhiều lời
你就是你我就是我
ni jiu shi ni wo jiu shi wo
You’re you and I’m me
Người là người, tôi là tôi
誰都沒錯
shui dou mei cuo
No one is wrong
Không có ai sai cả
Be Yourself
Cứ làm chính mình

*All translations were done by DTLCT.

Voting: Most Influential Figure

Yes, voting time! I’m putting Janine’s photo up as inspiration! LOL! But there are other people on there, which I tagged some. Go here to vote. You can vote for 5 different people per day. There are about 19 days left so hurry! I voted for Janine (obviously), Alec, Ruby, Angela, and Calvin.

Prince William is back

(image credit: net)

Leon Jay Williams is finally back on the radar with a new Taiwanese idol drama titled River Lovers with Genie Zhuo. He will also sing the main theme of the drama with Genie. What will he bring this time? There are words floating around saying that he has improved–both acting and singing–so we’ll just have to wait and see.

Anyway, this is a fresh pairing and a new collaboration so hopefully, there will be many things to see. This will air on PTV so there will be less news slash exposure. But Prince William has promised to update fans with the production, so feel free to stalk his blog: http://blog.sina.com.cn/liweilianblog

The most awesome thing about Prince William is that he blogs in both English and Chinese so fans could be up to date to his activities and the like. (Isn’t he a considerate guy at that?)

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