Year 2016 in Recap

Year 3 in doing this. I really want to keep doing this, but I felt that 2016 had been a complete letdown on my part. Granted, it was a terrible year on many levels. It had affected me so much, draining me emotionally that I didn’t feel like keeping some kind of streak anymore. I only did some posts when I felt like it. Then I also tried to pick myself up by the end of the year by trying to release songs translations back-to-back at times, not even saving them for later so cushion posts could do the honor. I just didn’t feel like updating a lot of things. At first, I had prepared a post about a particular pairing, but I felt like I’m better than that. Not to mention how I wouldn’t want to cause even more misunderstandings between fans. At times, it’s very hard to restrain. But in the end, real-life got in the way. I took the actions that wonderful couple took, instead of arguing with senseless people who are full of evil thoughts for them. Yet I will say that can’t be epic like them so maybe one day I will break out of my silence to go at it in one post to unleash all the bottled-up frustrations. Because I know one of those days I will just blow up.

Total Posts in 2016: 77 (6.5% of all time).

January: 18 (23% of the year)
February: 3 (4%)
March: 1 (1%)
April: 3 (4%)
May: 9 (12%)
June: 7 (9%)
July: 14 (18%)
August: 3 (4%)
September: 3 (4%)
October: 6 (8%)
November: 2 (3%)
December: 8 (10%)

Notice that I took the poll out for the stars. Partially, it was due to what happened earlier this year. The other part was because I felt kind of wrong with teasing readers about possible updates if they voted more or whatever. I’m grateful to those who participated and continue to follow my blog–even in silence. I appreciate the constant likes and all as well. I really do. It’s just that I don’t want to be leaving you hanging on that. Sure, I will continue to update for my favorites from time to time, but that will depend on how long before I take care of some real-life matters.

Books Reviews:

Movies + TV Series Reviews/Episode Summaries:

Fan Fiction:

I think the year reached a new low for fan fiction updates because of my distractions of other stuff. I can’t promise it’ll get any better this coming year. I’m sorry that I made those of you who are reading those stories wait for too long. But I can promise you that I will finish regardless of obstacles since I don’t usually scrap stories away when it’s well on its way. I’ll try to do a separate fan fiction update later this year to clarify some matters.

  • Payback – Chapters 4-5

Songs Translations:

Using Rebirth to start the year didn’t help at all. Despite the fact that I was having high hopes at that time. The year continued to dive with a lot of forced positiveness. But what else could I do, right? Hopefully the coming year will be better.

So, what now? I don’t think there is any other choice except to move forward. I want to keep being positive, ignoring trolls in general, and just focus on my own matters. I want to get back on writing posts about Jun Ya and Xiao Xiao Yu. I have been active on Xiao Xiao Yu for the first part of the year and then somehow faded. But I did update more on Qiao Qiao in the later parts of the year. I just have to continue on that track. Not to mention getting back into fanfics, because I seriously miss them. Focusing on just real life stuffs really suck all the energy right out of me. I’ll try to work on a balance. Somehow. Because I seriously miss this blog. What I did do though was letting this blog becoming somewhat official with its own domain. Yes, that was a mini-Christmas present for myself since I managed to find a deal. Oh yeah, how could I forget Janine? Although I did update on her this year, I was somewhat neglecting her and only updating randomly. I also want to get back to Penny. More importantly, I want to actually watch and finish reviewing some dramas I’ve been holding back on.

This might possibly be the last year I do this type of update since I don’t find the fun in it anymore. Maybe resorting back to the typical data from WordPress next year. Not sure. But we’ll see.

Rain Butterfly by Hu Xia

(Uploaded by: remy5466)

Song Title: Rain Butterfly (雨蝶)

Music by: Phil Chang (張宇)

Lyrics by: Xu Chang De and Qiong Yao (許常德, 瓊瑤)

Key:
Bold = Chinese
Blue = Pin Yin
Dark Red-Violet = English
Sea Green = Vietnamese

愛到心破碎也別去怪誰
ai dao xin po sui ye bie qu guai shui
Love until the heart has been smashed into pieces yet still do not blame anyone
Yêu đến lúc nát cả tim can rồi mà vẫn còn không trách gì ai
只因為相遇太美
zhi yin wei xiang yu tai mei
Only because the meeting was so beautiful
Chỉ vì cuộc gặp gỡ quá đẹp
就算流乾淚 傷到底
jiu suan liu gan lei   shang dao di
Even if tears had drained, pain had reached its limit
Cho dù lệ cạn, nỗi đau đã đến tận cùng
心成灰也無所謂
xin cheng hui ye wu suo wei
The heart turned into ashes, it still didn’t matter
Trái tim biến thành tro tàn cũng không sao

我破繭成蝶願和你雙飛
wo po jian cheng die yuan he ni shuang fei
I’m breaking through the cocoon to turn into a butterfly, hoping to fly by your side
Tôi phá ra khỏi vỏ thành hồ điệp, nguyện cùng em song phi
最怕你會一去不回
zui pa ni hui yi qu bu hui
Fearing the most that you wouldn’t return after leaving
Sợ nhứt là khi em đi rồi sẽ không quay về
雖然愛過我 給過我
sui ran ai guo wo   gei guo wo
Even if loving me, giving me
Cho dù yêu tôi, trao ra cho tôi
想過我就是安慰
xiang guo wo jiu shi an wei
Thinking of me were just out of comfort
Nghĩ về tôi chỉ là những sự an ủi

我向你飛 雨溫柔的墜
wo xiang ni fei   yu wen rou de zhui
I flew toward you while rain fell gently
Tôi bay về hướng của em trong lúc mưa nhè nhẹ rơi
想你的擁抱把我包圍
xiang ni de yong bao ba wo bao wei
Missing your embrace, enveloping me
Nhớ nhung vòng tay em bao bọc lấy tôi
我向你飛 多遠都不累
wo xiang ni fei   duo yuan dou bu lei
I flew toward you, not feeling fatigue regardless of distance
Tôi bay về hướng của em dù có bao xa cũng không mệt mỏi
雖然旅途中有過痛和淚
sui ran lu tu zhong you guo tong he lei
Even if the journey contained pain and tears
Cho dù hành trình chứa đau thương lẫn nước mắt

我向你追 風溫柔的吹
wo xiang ni zhui   feng wen rou de chui
I chased after you while the wind blew gently
Tôi đuổi theo em trong lúc gió đang nhè nhẹ thổi qua
只要你無怨 我也無悔
zhi yao ni wu yuan   wo ye wu hui
Only wanting you to have no resentment and that I also have no regrets
Chỉ muốn em không có những oán hận và tôi cũng sẽ không hối hận
愛是那麼美 我心陶醉
ai shi na me mei   wo xin tao zui
Love is so beautiful that I am infatuated by it
Tình yêu sao mà đệp quá, khiến cho tôi mê mẩn
被愛的感覺
bei ai de gan jue
The feeling of being loved
Cảm giác được yêu

*All translations were done by DTLCT.

Year 2015 in Recap

 

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 the challenge of trying to keep up posts for 365 days SO had to brag here. It wasn’t easy and some posts were less impressive 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.

 

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 Tseng: 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 a 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 stuff. 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!

Step Forward by Hu Xia

(Credit: 胡夏 HuXia)

Song Title: Step Forward (學著走)

Lyricist: Shi Fang (十方)

Composer: Tan Zhi Hua (譚志華)

Key:
Bold = Chinese
Maroon = Pin Yin
Blue = English

你那時候的溫柔 變成此刻的狂風
ni na shi hou de wen rou   bian cheng ci ke de kuang feng
Your gentleness at that moment has changed into this moment’s fierce wind
傷捲進胸口 好痛
shang juan jin xiong kou   hao tong
The wound has traveled through the chest, very painful

你最後的笑容 縱放過後迎來寒冬
ni zui hou de xiao rong   zong fang guo hou ying lai han dong
Your last smile has released to welcome winter
背影揉進眼眸 散成惡夢
bei ying rou jin yan mou   san cheng e meng
Back view brushed past the eyes, turning into a nightmare

回憶像荒蕪的樂園 觀笑聲逃出從前
hui yi xiang huang wu de le yuan   guan xiao sheng tao chu cong qian
Memories are like uncultivated gardens, sounds of past laughter unleashing
海盜船廢 摩天輪斜 木馬不旋
hai dao chuan fei   mo tian lun xie   mu ma bu xuan
Pirate’s abandoned ship, slanted Ferris wheels, unrevoling wooden horses

離開痛 學著走
li kai tong   xue zhe zou
Leaving pain, learning to move forward
往事太重我再也背不動
wang shi tai chong wo zai ye bei bu dong
The past is so heavy that I can’t even lift it
不能逗留 人越是回頭 越有漩過 越往上游 越向下落
bu neng dou liu   ren yue shi hui tou   yue you xuan guo   yue wang shang you   yue xiang xia luo
Don’t stop, the more one looks back, the more one will go in circles; the higher one tries to go, the more one will fall
想小時候 學著走
xiang xiao shi hou   xue zhe zou
Reminiscing of childhood, learning how to walk
第一步總是擔心害怕和惶恐
de yi bu zong shi dan xin hai pa he huang kong
The first step always is worrisome, full of fear, and living in fear
時間回伸出變手 抱往我別難過
shi jian hui shen chu bian shou   bao wang wo bie nan guo
Time stretches and changes hand, surrounding me so don’t be sad
淚水中找彩虹要勇敢的像孩童
lei shui zhong zhao cai hong yao yong gan de xiang hai tong
Finding the rainbow within tears, be courageous like a child

(music)

心是個拉圾掩理場 收集著件件破爛
xin shi ge la ji yan li chang   shou ji zhe jian jian po lan
The heart is like a garbage dump, collecting pieces of rags
半個永遠 斷句誓言 情感碎片
ban ge yong yuan   duan ju shi yan   qing gan sui pian
Half of forever, broken promises, fragments of love

離開痛 學著走
li kai tong   xue zhe zou
Leaving pain, learning to move forward
往事太重我再也背不動
wang shi tai chong wo zai ye bei bu dong
The past is so heavy that I can’t even lift it
不能逗留 人越是回頭 越有漩過 越往上游 越向下落
bu neng dou liu   ren yue shi hui tou   yue you xuan guo   yue wang shang you   yue xiang xia luo
Don’t stop, the more one looks back, the more one will go in circles; the higher one tries to go, the more one will fall
想小時候 學著走
xiang xiao shi hou   xue zhe zou
Reminiscing of childhood, learning how to walk
第一步總是擔心害怕和惶恐
de yi bu zong shi dan xin hai pa he huang kong
The first step always is worrisome, full of fear, and living in fear
時間回伸出變手 抱往我別難過
shi jian hui shen chu bian shou   bao wang wo bie nan guo
Time stretches and changes hand, surrounding me so don’t be sad
淚水中找彩虹要勇敢的像孩童
lei shui zhong zhao cai hong yao yong gan de xiang hai tong
Finding the rainbow within tears, be courageous like a child

離開痛 學著走
li kai tong   xue zhe zou
Leaving pain, learning to move forward
孤單變成我最好的朋友
gu dan bian cheng wo zui hao de peng you
Loneliness has become my best friend
帶我看懂 愛那時候的風 那年的冬 那傷的錯 那黑的夢
dai wo kan dong   ai na shi hou de feng   na nian de dong   na shang de cuo   na hei de meng
Letting me understand, that time’s love storm, that year’s winter, that pain’s mistake, that darkness of dreams
想小時候 學著走
xiang xiao shi hou   xue zhe zou
Reminiscing of childhood, learning how to walk
下一步會讓不知所措變成熱
xia yi bu hui rang bu zhi suo cuo bian cheng re
The next step is to let the loss turn into familiarity
日曆飄出了窗口 過去己經去過
ri li piao chu le chuang kou   guo qu ji jing qu guo
Time flies out the window, the past is already gone
你不再愛我忘記疼痛要像孩童
ni bu zai ai wo wang ji teng tong yao xiang hai tong
You don’t love me anymore, forgetting pain like a child

*All translations were done by DTLCT.

Change It Over by Hu Xia

Song Title: Change It Over (改變)

Lyricist: Yan Yun Nong (嚴云農)

Composer: Chen Zhong Yi (陳忠義)

Key:
Bold = Chinese
Maroon = Pin Yin
Royal Blue = English
Red Violet = Vietnamese

停在街頭 吹吹風
ting zai jie tou   chui chui feng
Stopping at the intersection with wind blowing
Dừng chân tại ngã tư nghe gió thổi rì rào
好像找機會到國外走走
hao xiang zhao ji hui dao guo wai zou zou
It seems like searching for an opportunity to take a stroll abroad
Giống như đang tìm cơ hội để ra ngoại quốc đi dạo
停下來 問一問自己 在忙什麼
ting xia lai   wen yi wen zi ji   zai mang shen me
Stopping, asking myself a question, “What are you so occupied with?”
Dừng lại, tự hỏi chính mình: Đang bận chuyện gì đây?
選夢想或工作 愛或自由
xuan meng xiang huo gong zuo   ai huo zi you
Choosing dream or work, love or freedom
Chọn lựa mộng tưởng hay công tác, tình yêu hay tự do
選擇越多 越迷惑
xuan ze yue duo   yue mi huo
The more decisions there are, the more baffling it is
Có càng nhiệu sự lựa chọn thì sự việc trở nên càng mơ hồ
害怕自己 己被掏空
hai pa zi ji   ji bei tao kong
Fearing that I would be emptied out
Sợ bản thân sẽ bị trống trải đi

男生是應該溫柔
nan sheng shi ying gai wen rou
Men should be gentle
Là nam nhi thì phải nên ôn nhu
還是該獨立 靠自己行走
hai shi gai du li   kao zi ji xing zou
And should be independent, relying on oneself to move forward
Còn phải tự lập, nhờ chính mình để tiến tới
世界對我們的期待那麼多
shi jie dui wo wen de qi dai na me duo
There are a lot of expectations the world has for us
Thế giới đối với chúng ta có rất nhiều kỳ vọng
不管堅強能夠維持多久
bu guan jian qiang neng gou wei chi duo jiu
It doesn’t matter how long perseverance could hold up strength
Không cần biết rằng kiên trì có thể bền vững được bao lâu
總有疲憊的時候
zong you pi bei de shi hou
When the moment of exhaustion comes
Khi sự mệt nhọc đã kéo đến
可不可以 允許脆弱
ke bu ke yi   yun xu cui ruo
Is it possible to allow weakness?
Có thể nào cho phép được yếu đuối không?

每次 遇見要自己放棄 的我
mei ci   yu jian you zi ji fang qi   de wo
Each time meeting up with the part of me that wanted to give up
Mỗi lần đối diện với sự muốn bỏ cuộc của bản thân anh
我總是聽見 你說
wo zong shi ting jian   ni shuo
I always hear you say
Anh lúc nào cũng nghe được em nói rằng
勉強自己是 幸福的
mian qiang zi ji shi   xing fu de
Forcing oneself is happiness
Miễn cưỡng bản thân là một sự hạnh phúc
每次浮現了 渴望愛的念頭
mei ci fu xian le   ke wang ai de nian tou
Each time memories emerge, the desire for love also occurs
Mỗi lần ký ức khơi dậy thì khát vọng tình yêu cũng khơi theo
不管我會往哪走
bu guan wo hui wang na zou
It doesn’t matter where I go
Không cần biết đi tới đâu
我想這都是該改變的時候
wo xiang zhe dou shi gai gai bian de shi hou
I think that those are the times that I should’ve changed
Anh nghĩ rằng những lần đó là những lần anh nên thay đổi

擁抱身邊 的朋友
yong bao shen bian   de peng you
Embracing friends by my side
Ôm lấy những bạn bè bên cạnh
大家都有被羨慕的理由
da jia dou you bei xian mu de li you
Everyone has a reason to be envious
Mọi người đều có lý do để ghen tỵ
卻難免 有各自的不安出沒
que nan mian   you ge zi de bu an chu mo
Yet what is unavoidable is the occurrence of each haunting instability
Nhưng chuyện khó tránh là khi mỗi lần sự bất an lại lai vãng
愛上了一個人 或者分手
ai shang le yi ge ren   huo zhe fen shou
Falling in love with someone or breaking up
Yêu thương một người hay chia tay với ai đó
不管充實或寂寞
bu guan chong shi huo ji mo
It doesn’t matter substantial or loneliness
Không cần biết đó là sự dồi dào hay lẻ loi
我想我們會幸福的
wo xiang wo men hui xing fu de
I think that we will experience happiness
Anh nghĩ rằng chúng ta sẽ được hạnh phúc mà 

每次 遇見要自己放棄的我
mei ci   yu jian yao zi ji fang qi de wo
Each time meeting up with the part of me that wanted to give up
Mỗi lần đối diện với sự muốn bỏ cuộc của bản thân anh
我總是聽見你說
wo zong shi ting jian   ni shuo
I always hear you say
Anh lúc nào cũng nghe được em nói rằng
受點傷害實值得的
shou dian shang hai zhi de de
Enduring a little pain is gaining
Chịu được chút đau thương là đã được lời
每次浮現了 相信愛的念頭
mei ci fu xian le   xiang xin ai de nian tou
Each time memories emerge, the desire for love also occurs
Mỗi lần ký ức khơi dậy thì khát vọng tình yêu cũng khơi theo
不管我會往哪走
bu guan wo hui wang na zou
It doesn’t matter where I go
Không cần biết đi tới đâu
我想這都是該改變的時候
wo xiang zhe dou shi gai gai bian de shi hou
I think that those are the times that I should’ve changed
Anh nghĩ rằng những lần đó là những lần anh nên thay đổi

我應該更開心
wo ying gai geng kai xin
I should be happier
Anh đáng lẽ phải rất vui
做想做的事情
zuo xiang zuo de shi qing
Doing things that I love
Làm những chuyện mà mình thích
盡量少說不可以
jin liang shao shuo bu ke yi
Give it your best and saying less of impossibility
Nên làm hết sức mình và bớt nói tới chuyện không thể
我也許可以改變自己
wo ye xu ke yi gai bian zi ji
Perhaps, I could change myself
Có lẽ anh có thể thay đổi chính mình
不管未來 有沒有榮幸
bu guan wei lai   you mei you rong xing
It doesn’t matter, in the future,  if I would have the honor
Không cần biết rằng sau này anh có còn vinh hạnh
遇見你
yu jian ni
Of meeting you again
Gặp lại em hay không

每次遇見要自己放棄的我
mei ci yu jian yao zi ji fang qi de wo
Each time meeting up with the part of me that wanted to give up
Mỗi lần đối diện với sự muốn bỏ cuộc của bản thân anh
我總是聽見 你說
wo zong shi ting jian   ni shuo
I always hear you say
Anh lúc nào cũng nghe được em nói rằng
在等待一下是對的
zai deng dai yi xia shi dui de
Waiting a little more is right
Đợi thêm một chút nữa mới đúng
每次浮現了相信愛的念頭
mei ci fu xian le   xiang xin ai de nian tou
Each time memories emerge, the desire for love also occurs
Mỗi lần ký ức khơi dậy thì khát vọng tình yêu cũng khơi theo
不管我會往哪走
bu guan wo hui wang na zou
It doesn’t matter where I go
Không cần biết đi tới đâu
我想我都該改變
wo xiang wo dou gai gai bian
I think I should change
Anh nghĩ rằng anh nên thay đổi

每次遇見想要遇見你的我
mei ci yu jian xiang yao yu jian ni de wo
Each time meeting up with the part of me that wanted to see you
Mỗi lần đối diện với sự muốn gặp mặt em của bản thân anh

每次浮現了相信愛的念頭
mei ci fu xian le   xiang xin ai de nian tou
Each time memories emerge, the desire for love also occurs
Mỗi lần ký ức khơi dậy thì khát vọng tình yêu cũng khơi theo
不管我要往哪走
bu guan wo yao wang na zou
It doesn’t matter where I want to go
Không cần biết muốn đi tới đâu
我想這都是該改變的時候
wo xiang zhe dou shi gai gai bian de shi hou
I think that those are the times that I should’ve changed
Anh nghĩ rằng những lần đó là những lần anh nên thay đổi

*All translations were done by DTLCT.

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!

Silly Tango

The other album that I got because of True Love 365. However, not a single regret, just like the other one.

1. Static Electricity (靜電). The thing about this song is the mix is all wrong. I swear! I wanted to forward it so many times. Yet I tried to be patient for the lyrics. The lyrics are good, but I think if the music was better mixed/composed, it would be even more appealing. Or it’s just me.

2. Change It Over (改變 – 偶像劇 求愛365 片尾曲). A very good song. It was the ending theme of True Love 365 for the latter half of the drama. (Since the ending theme was a different song at the beginning of the drama.) Very suitable for the drama as well. Like how some of them were already breaking out on their own or independent individuals trying to survive each day and work toward their goals. Sometimes there are ups and downs, wanting to give up, etc. Yet somehow, they managed to work past that, etc.

3. Silly Tango (傻瓜探戈). Catchy. Why wasn’t this one the first track? Or perhaps if they changed the mix for the first track, I felt it would be better for the opening. Anyway, this song is the one responsible for the title of the album. Lived up to it!

4. Could We Make It? (我們會不會). It’s hard to believe that this songwriter would actually write a bad song. So yeah, I wasn’t disappointed. Nice, thoughtful lyrics. Like always crafty.

5. My Smiles Belong To You (微笑的人). This song takes a while to grow on you. Seriously. Well, that was what happened to me. At first, I was like nothing special. But it got better as the song continued on and even the mix helped.

6. Step Forward (學著走 – 偶像劇 求愛365 – 插曲). The sub-theme of True Love 365. First played when Bi Ting fell asleep in Yu Xiang’s car. It was the first time he even considered draping his jacket over her. Love the song. Possibly loving it more than the 2nd track.

7. Away From Home (離家以後). A very uplifting song. Encouraging and urging one forward. Mostly have to do with those leaving home and striking out to be independent, being strong, etc.

8. Love, One Meter Away (愛情離我一公尺 -韓劇 浪漫滿屋2 片頭曲). Nice.

9. Black Frame Glasses (黑框眼鏡). Another nice song.

10. Always You (一定有個妳). A nice and slow song. Somewhat meaningful, but I wasn’t into it. No idea why. Maybe it was too slow for me.

What can I say about Hu Xia? He has a very unique and addicting voice to listen to. In fact, quite warm and sincere the way he sang the songs. I couldn’t like all the songs. But he made ’em better for some reason.

All in all, an enjoyable album.

*All images were scanned by DTLCT

Fan Fiction: Inspirational Songs

This is more like out of fun and to fill the blog with more randomness. One time I was talking to one of my fellow fan fic writers and she was surprised that I actually write with music on since it’s more of a distraction for her than inspiration. So I started to wonder what other fellow writers’ routines are. For this post though, I’m going to reveal all the songs that I ever used for the stories I wrote–that are posted so far on this blog. (Though I won’t list all since sometimes the music is just background and it didn’t really have a major impact for writing some scenes, etc.) Feel free to jump in and share your own experiences, etc.

One-Shots:

Afraid of Darkness

  • Afraid of Darkness (怕黑) by Bianca Bai

Haunting Past

  • Don’t Say You Love Me When I’m Feeling Lonely (不要在我寂寞的时候说爱我 ) by Jacky Zheng

Men Don’t Cry

  • Men Don’t Cry (男兒無淚) by Andrew Yuen

Your Number One

  • Your Number One (你的第一) by Wallace Huo

Misty Morning

  • A Wound In The Heart (痛彻心扉) by Nicholas Teo

More long-winded Stories:

Heaven’s Gift

  • Courageous Happiness (勇敢的幸福) by Sweety
  • Primrose (樱花草) by Sweety
  • Rainbow Tears (彩虹眼淚) by Sweety
  • Ghost of You & Me by BBMak

HIDE & SEEK

  • Embrace (擁抱) by Yu Hao Ming
  • Torture (折磨) by 183 Club
  • Peaceful Breakup (和平分手) by Eric Suen

Honey In Tea

Neurotic

  • Part I
    • Call My Name (叫阮的名) by Eric Moo
    • Give up (放棄) by Dylan Kuo
    • Your Number One (你的第一) by Wallace Huo
  • Part II
    • Still Good Friends (還是好朋友) by Cyndi Wang
    • Waiting (等) by Jacky Zheng
  • Part III
    • Tinh Dau Mai Yeu by Huy Vu
    • Really (真的) by Angela Chang
    • It’s All Right To Forget Me (忘了我也不錯) by Cyndi Wang
    • Invisible Wings (隐形的翅膀) by Angela Chang
    • Listen With Your Heart (用心聽) by Van Fan
    • The Sky Within A Pocket (口袋的天空) by Angela Chang
    • The Rainy Season Has Started (雨季開始了) by Achel Chang
    • Yesterday (昨日) by Chris Wang
    • Too Immersed In The Role (入戲太深) by Jacky Zheng

Payback

  • Find A Word To Replace (找一個字代替) by Samuel Tai
  • Dusk (黃昏) by Steve Chou
  • To Your Side (너의 곁으로) (Piano Instrumental Version)
  • Forever And A Day by Ian Brown
  • Who Understands A Wanderer’s Heart? (誰明浪子心) by Dave Wang
  • How Could You Let Me Suffer? (你怎麼捨得我難過) by Michael Wong
  • Unyielding (倔强) by Mabel Yuan Shan Shan
  • Really (真的) by Angela Chang
  • Love Story 1 (愛的故事 – 上集) by Eric Suen

Scheming Nature

  • One Person’s Eternity (一個人的天荒地老) by Phil Chang

Slanted Thoughts

  • Part I
    • Mua Thu Co Nho by Tam Doan
  • Part II
    • Heartache (心痛) by Dave Wang
    • Waiting (等) by Jacky Zheng
    • Loved You Once (曾經愛過你) by Jacky Zheng
    • Carefree (消遙) by Wallace Huo
    • Sau Mot Tinh Yeu by Tien Dung
    • For Get Me Not (該忘了) by Amber Kuo
    • Painted Heart (畫心) by Nicole Wang
    • This Is Love (就是愛) by Nicholas Teo and Amber Kuo
    • One Person’s Eternity (一個人的天荒地老) by Phil Chang
    • You Said You Would by Freya Lim

Slicing Boundary

  • A Wound In The Heart (痛彻心扉) by Nicholas Teo

The Business

  • Painted Heart (畫心) by Nicole Wang
  • Sai Lam Van La Anh by Nhat Hao
  • A Wound In The Heart (痛彻心扉) by Nicholas Teo
  • Rift (缺口) by Freya Lim

The Dating Game

  • Part I:
    • Let Me Love You (讓我愛你) by Vic Chou and Barbie Hsu
    • A Date So Sweet (甜蜜约定) by 183 Club
    • Affective Line (感情线) by 183 Club
    • Can’t Bear To Be Lovers (捨不得當情人) by Jacky Chu
    • I Want You (我要你) by Jacky Chu
    • Joke (笑話) by Jacky Chu
    • Love Is Over (逝去的爱) by Ou Yang Fei Fei
    • Invisible Wings (隐形的翅膀) by Angela Chang
    • Song Ends, People Leave (曲终人散) by Phil Chang
    • Xin Shi (心事) by Tony Sun
    • My Heart Is Like A Cloud (心雲) by Jimmy Lin
    • Torture (折磨) by 183 Club
    • Listen With Your Heart (用心聽) by Van Fan
    • Chuyen Tinh Hoa Ngoc Lan by Ngoc Ho
    • Khong The Chia Xa by Quang Ha
  • Part II:
    • The Rainy Season Has Started (雨季開始了) by Achel Chang
    • I Don’t Regret (我不後悔) by Jimmy Lin
    • Love Letter (情書) by Van Fan
    • Dare to Love (去爱吧) by Hu Ge
    • Em Se Den by Ngoc Huong
  • Part III:
    • White Fox (白狐) by Ai Yi Man
    • Tormented (煎熬) by Tony Sun and Cyndi Wang
    • Nguoi Hay Noi Di Nguoi Oi by Phung Ngoc Huy
    • Love You 10,000 Years (愛你一萬年) by Vic Chou
  • Part IV:
    • You’re My Only One (你是我的唯一) by Eric Moo
    • Every Night (夜夜夜夜) by Jacky Chu
    • Love Story 1 (愛的故事 – 上集) by Eric Suen
    • Admitting Fault (認錯) by Sophia Chou
    • Things Those Girls Taught Me (那些女孩教我的事) by Victor Wong
    • 999 Doa Hoa Hong by Anh Tu
    • Sai Lam Van La Anh by Nhat Hao
    • Belong To (屬於) by Fish Leong
    • Love Is Empty (愛太空) by Cyndi Wang
    • In Love, There’s No Wrong Party (愛情里沒有誰對誰錯) by Jacky Zheng
    • Heartache (心痛) by Dave Wang
    • Lent Heart (心借過) by Cai Xiao Hu (蔡小虎)
    • Don’t Say You Love Me When I’m Feeling Lonely (不要在我寂寞的时候说爱我) by Jacky Zheng
    • Anh Khong Con Yeu Em Nua Dau by Ly Hai
    • One Person’s Eternity (一個人的天荒地老) by Phil Chang
    • Priceless (千金難買) by Phil Chang
    • For You (送給你) by Long Qian Yu
    • Really (真的) by Angela Chang
  • Part V:
    • Noi Nho by Phung Ngoc Huy
    • To Your Side (너의 곁으로) (Piano Instrumental Version)
    • A Wound In The Heart (痛彻心扉) by Nicholas Teo
    • The Rainy Season Has Started (雨季開始了) by Achel Chang
    • Love Won’t Change In This Lifetime (今生情不變) by Kenny Lin (KTV version)
    • Tinh Yeu Don Phuong by Ngoc Ho
  • Part VI:
    • Affective Line (感情线) by 183 Club
    • Dare to Love (去爱吧) by Hu Ge
    • Song Ends, People Leave (曲终人散) by Phil Chang
    • Don’t Say You Love Me When I’m Feeling Lonely (不要在我寂寞的时候说爱我) by Jacky Zheng
    • One Person’s Eternity (一個人的天荒地老) by Phil Chang
    • Admitting Fault (認錯) by Sophia Chou
    • Let Me Love You (讓我愛你) by Vic Chou and Barbie Hsu
    • Invisible Wings (隐形的翅膀) by Angela Chang
    • Priceless (千金難買) by Phil Chang
    • You’re Still Here (你還在) by Freya Lim
    • Too Foolish (太傻) by Eric Moo
    • Don’t Want To Understand (不想懂得) by Angela Chang
    • Dusk (黃昏) by Steve Chou
    • Khong The Chia Xa by Quang Ha
    • Find A Word To Replace (找一個字代替) by Samuel Tai
    • Dung Hoi Vi Sao by Philip Huy
    • I Don’t Regret (我不後悔) by Jimmy Lin
    • Afraid of Darkness (怕黑) by Bianca Bai
    • Dau Co Biet Truoc by Lam Nhat Tien
    • One Umbrella (一把傘) by 183 Club
    • Torture (折磨) by 183 Club
    • Cuoc Tinh Cay Dang by Luong Tung Quang
    • Feeling So Right by Jacky Chu
  • Part VII:
    • How Sorrowful is Love? (情愛幾多哀) by Michael Kwan
    • Really (真的) by Angela Chang
    • Love Won’t Change In This Lifetime (今生情不變) by Kenny Lin (Mando version)
    • Xin Mua Ngung Roi by Johnny Dung
    • Chi Co Ban Be Thoi by Truong Vu
    • Ngay Sau Se Ra Sao by Manh Quynh
    • Love Letter (情書) by Van Fan
    • Sai Lam Van La Anh by Nhat Hao
    • Admitting Fault (認錯) by Sophia Chou
    • Can’t Bear To Be Lovers (捨不得當情人) by Jacky Chu
    • Won’t Let You Cry (不讓你哭) by Jacky Chu
    • Affective Line (感情线) by 183 Club
    • Infatuation A Whole Life (一生痴心) by Leon Lai
    • Eraser in the Head (腦海的橡皮擦) by Ehlo Huang
    • A Wound In The Heart (痛彻心扉) by Nicholas Teo
    • Rain Keeps Falling (雨一直下) by Phil Chang
    • Once Acquaintances (也曾相識) by Alan Tam
    • Courageous Happiness (勇敢的幸福) by Sweety
    • Xin Shi (心事) by Tony Sun
    • My Heart Is Like A Cloud (心雲) by Jimmy Lin
    • Chan Tinh by Van Truong
    • Step Forward (學著走) by Hu Xia
    • You’re My Only One (你是我的唯一) by Eric Moo
    • A Thousand Heartbreaking Reasons (一千個傷心的理由) by Jacky Cheung
    • Noi Nho by Phung Ngoc Huy
    • Priceless (千金難買) by Phil Chang
    • Dream (夢想) by Zhao Jun Ya
    • Love Is Over (逝去的爱) by Ou Yang Fei Fei
    • I Know (我知道) by Shi Xin Hui
    • Tear Stained Face (一臉淚痕) by Edward Cheung
    • Khong The Chia Xa by Quang Ha
    • White Fox (白狐) by Ai Yi Man
    • Afraid of Darkness (怕黑) by Bianca Bai
    • You’re Still Here (你還在) by Freya Lim
    • Chuyen Tinh Hoa Ngoc Lan by Ngoc Ho
    • Gazing Toward the End of the World (天涯凝望) by Aaron Kwok
    • The Rainy Season Has Started (雨季開始了) by Achel Chang
    • Flower in the Mist (霧中花) by Christopher Wong
    • Yesterday (昨日) by Chris Wang
  • Part VIII
    • Gazing Toward the End of the World (天涯凝望) by Aaron Kwok
    • Once Acquaintances (也曾相識) by Alan Tam
    • Flower in the Mist (霧中花) by Christopher Wong
    • Infatuation A Whole Life (一生痴心) by Leon Lai
    • I Know (我知道) by Shi Xin Hui
    • Yesterday (昨日) by Chris Wang
    • Affective Line (感情线) by 183 Club
    • There’s Still Tomorrow (还有明天) by Cally Kwong
    • Farewell (目送) by Freya Lim
    • The Next Page of Me (下一頁的我) by Cyndi Wang
    • A Thousand Heartbreaking Reasons (一千個傷心的理由) by Jacky Cheung
    • Hay Xem La Mot Giac Mo by Ly Hai
    • Nguoi Hay Noi Di Nguoi Oi by Phung Ngoc Huy
    • There’s Love on Heaven and Earth (天地有情) by Gallen Lo
    • While There’s Still Time (趁早) by Jacky Chu
    • Truth (真相) by Jacky Cheung
    • Prisoner by Adam Crossley
    • Forever And A Day by Ian Brown
    • Khoc Trong Mua by Ngo Kien Huy
    • Tinh Ta Chi La Mo by Ngo Kien Huy
    • Sau Mot Nu Cuoi by Ngo Kien Huy
    • Niem Dau Rieng Anh by Ngo Kien Huy
    • Mona Lisa’s Tears (蒙娜麗莎的眼淚) by Terry Lin
  • Part IX
    • La Nguoi Em Da Yeu by Ngo Kien Huy
    • Mi Tinh by Ngo Kien Huy
    • The Rainy Season Has Started (雨季開始了) by Achel Chang
    • Can’t Cry (哭不出來) by Yao Ting
    • Jiang Dao Li De Shi Zhi Ji (讲道理的是知己) by Dai Rao (戴娆)
    • Taking Sorrow And Keeping It Within Self (把悲傷留給自己) by Bobby Chen
    • A Wound In The Heart (痛彻心扉) by Nicholas Teo
    • While There’s Still Time (趁早) by Jacky Chu
    • Ruminate (玩味) by Phil Chang
    • Rain Keeps Falling (雨一直下) by Phil Chang
    • Deformation (走樣) by Phil Chang
    • Xin Mua Ngung Roi by Johnny Dung
    • Noi Nho by Phung Ngoc Huy
    • I Know (我知道) by Shi Xin Hui
    • Don’t Say You Love Me When I’m Feeling Lonely (不要在我寂寞的时候说爱我) by Jacky Zheng
    • I Really Am Not Perfect (我是真的不完美) by Sean He
    • Autumn Night (晚秋) by Christopher Wong
    • Who Understands A Wanderer’s Heart (誰明浪子心) by Dave Wang
    • Hay Xem La Mot Giac Mo by Ly Hai
    • Nguoi Hay Noi Di Nguoi Oi by Phung Ngoc Huy
    • Fate Arrives (緣來) by Zhang Wei
    • Reparation (賠償) by Edith Chung
    • Singing 4 Love by JPM
    • 1000 I Will (一千個願意) by Kevin Cheng
    • Courageous Happiness (勇敢的幸福) by Sweety
    • Fragile Woman (容易受傷的女人) (Mandarin Version) by Faye Wong
    • Really (真的) by Angela Chang
    • Gazing Toward the End of the World (天涯凝望) by Aaron Kwok
    • Mona Lisa’s Tears (蒙娜麗莎的眼淚) by Terry Lin
    • Still Friends After Bidding Farewell (再見亦是朋友) by Sam Tsang and Elaine Ho
    • Rain Butterfly (雨蝶) by Hu Xia
    • When You (當你) by Cyndi Wang
    • Your Number One (你的第一) by Wallace Huo
    • Tormented (煎熬) by Tony Sun and Cyndi Wang
    • Love You 10,000 Years (愛你一萬年) by Vic Chou
    • Fragments (碎片) by Wallace Huo
    • Infatuation In Exchange For Affectionate Love (痴心換清深) by Vivian Chow
    • Prisoner by Adam Crossley
    • Forever And A Day by Ian Brown
    • Dream to Awakening (夢醒時分) by Sarah Chen
    • Perfect Lover (完美情人) by 183 Club
    • Tomorrow Will Be Better (明天會更好) by Various Artists
    • Single Person Song (單身情歌) by Terry Lin
    • Deformation (走樣) by Phil Chang
    • It’s A Long Story (一言難盡) by Phil Chang
    • It Doesn’t Matter (沒關係) by Phil Chang
    • Forget Love (忘情) by Wang Xiang Qin & Yang Yan Qing

The Other Extreme

  • Every Night (夜夜夜夜) by Jacky Chu

True Friendship

  • I Know (我知道) by Shi Xin Hui

Wan Xin Bang

  • Part I
    • Love Won’t Change In This Lifetime (今生情不變) by Jackie Lui (Canto version)
    • Love Won’t Change In This Lifetime (今生情不變) by Kenny Lin (Mando version)
    • Your Number One (你的第一) by Wallace Huo
    • Men Don’t Cry (男兒無淚) by Andrew Yuen
    • To Your Side (너의 곁으로) by Jo Sung Mo (조성모)
    • To Your Side (너의 곁으로) (Piano Instrumental Version)
    • One Person’s Eternity (一個人的天荒地老) by Phil Chang
    • Don’t Say You Love Me When I’m Feeling Lonely (不要在我寂寞的时候说爱我) by Jacky Zheng
    • Crossroads (分岔路) by Chen Guo Hua (陳國華)
    • Things Those Girls Taught Me (那些女孩教我的事) by Victor Wong
    • Waiting (等) by Jacky Zheng
    • Dem Buon Tinh Le by Truong Vu
    • Heartache (心痛) by Dave Wang
    • For Get Me Not (該忘了) by Amber Kuo
    • The Smile In Your Bosom (在你懷裡的微笑) by Rainie Yang
  • Part II
    • A Mark (記號) by Eric Suen
    • Too Foolish (太傻) by Eric Moo
    • Jiang Dao Li De Shi Zhi Ji (讲道理的是知己) by Dai Rao (戴娆)
  • Part III
    • Suffer For You by Jeff Chang
    • Loi Noi Yeu Dau Tien by Vu Tuan Duc
    • Resenting Heaven For Changing His Heart (怨蒼天變了心) by Sophia Fang
    • When Will We Meet Again? (何日再相見) by Teresa Cheung
    • Two Unwavering Hearts of Love (情義兩心堅) by Teresa Cheung
    • Commemorating Today’s Love (留住今日情) by Teresa Cheung
    • Men Don’t Cry (男兒無淚) by Andrew Yuen
    • Rouge Tears (胭脂淚) by Luo Yong Juan
    • Fairy in the Water (水中仙) by Steven Ma
    • There’s Still Tomorrow (还有明天) by Cally Kwong

When Wishes Come True

  • Invisible Wings (隐形的翅膀) by Angela Chang
  • The Sky Within A Pocket (口袋的天空) by Angela Chang

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