183 Club’s First Album

Old album, but for sentiment’s sake, I’m digging it out and reviewing it anyway. First thing I want to say is: I regretted not getting the other version. ‘Cause I got the simple version so I could take advantage of a certain deal. I swear it was a bad idea. Free stuffs aren’t all that. So yes, I wished I had gotten the other version where I could have the MVs as well. But I guess what has passed already passed. Can’t whine about it anymore. Or at least it wouldn’t amount to anything anyway. Maybe except to remind myself to never go for free stuffs in the future.

So, moving on to the actual album. Quite a good deal. ‘Cause it was their first album at that time, it was interesting in many ways. Because it sort of veered away from the overly pop theme that many fans were used to while listening to different soundtracks they participated in. However, the pop was still present. It was just taking on a different form.

1. Chess For 2 (兩個人的西洋棋). Strong, powerful song for the opening.

2. One Umbrella (一把傘). The epic song that punned on their band’s name. So sad yet so touching at the same time. Love Jacky and Ehlo’s voices in here. Then the others accompanying. Beautiful ballad.

3. Deceive (欺騙). ‘Til this day, I still don’t get this song. Not regarding the language either. But the way it was written, lol. But still a nice song to listen to.

4. Conquer The Whole World (為你征服全世界). This song surprisingly brings back a lot of memories. Or maybe because the MV had indicated of different appearances and/or events they attended at one point and with fan’s support. Those were the days, right?

5. Anniversary (紀念日). Again, love Jacky and Ehlo’s singing in this one. So sentimental also.

6. Lemon Dream (夢裡). This song made me soooo sleepy. LOL! I swear. I remember it being on my playlist for “sleeping aid” ages back, lol. I guess it still is. I’m not saying it’s not a nice song. But I guess it served its purpose with being a dreamy song, lol.

7. I’m So Hot. Fun yet hilariously silly in many ways as well, lol.

8. Love On Sale (愛情特賣). I used to not like this song as much and also felt annoyed that there was talking in the song, etc. However, when I ended up liking Xiao Qiao, I enjoyed those parts more and felt like it was a nice contribution to the song.

9. Once Again (再一遍). I didn’t come to appreciate this song until later. But it’s a really nice, touching song. Not to mention this song was written by Jacky’s brother, James. (James joked at one point that he had written this song for money, lol.)

10. Hero. This song used to be one of my favorite songs when I listened to the album in the past. I think it still is until this day.

Doing this review had brought back lots of memories. And in a way, it made me feel kind of soapy, lol.

*All images were scanned by DTLCT.

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I’m So Hot by 183 Club

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Song Title: I’m So Hot

Lyrics by: Ke Cheng Xiong (柯呈雄)

Music by: Lu Shao Chun (吕绍淳)

Key:
Bold = Original Lyrics
Dark Green = Pin Yin
Blue = Jacky
Golden = Ehlo
Pink = Johnny
Green = Ming Dao
Purple = Sam
Royal Blue = Chorus

我己看透你的內心
wo ji kan tou ni de nei xin
I could see through your heart
就像是一座魔法的森林
jiu xiang shi yi zuo mo fa de sen lin
Just like a forest full of enchantment
你從水晶看見愛情
ni cong shui jing kan jian ai qing
You could see love through the crystal
我卻在你眼中掉入陷阱
wo que zai ni yan zhong diao ru xian jing
Yet I’ve fallen into a trap right in front of your eyes
愛你 是最自然的反應
ai ni   shi zui zi ran de fan ying
Loving you is the most natural reaction
每個眼神觸碰我敏感神經
mei ge yan shen chu peng wo min gan shen jing
Each glance touching my sensitive nerves

Oh Sweet Heart, Your Heart, My Heart
我的心慢慢融化
wo de xin man man rong hua
My heart is slowly melting
快點來安慰我的 Cold Cold Heart
kuai dian lai an wei wo de cold cold heart
Hurry, come and comfort my cold, cold heart
Oh Sweet Heart, My Heart So Hot
一點點愛的火花
yi dian dian ai de huo hua
A little sparkle of love
無法的自拔愛你
wu fa de zi ba ai ni
Can’t stop myself from loving you
Oh Baby, I’m So Hot

你真的與眾不統一
ni zhen de yu zhong bu tong yi
You really can’t blend in
就像是蒙娜麗莎的秘密
jiu xiang shi meng na li sha de mi mi
Just like Mona Lisa’s secret
強面有力的發光體
qiang mian you li de fa guang ti
Tough face, a body full of energy and emanating light
我像是飛蛾誤闖了禁區
wo xiang shi fei e wu chuang le jin qu
I’m like a moth, breaking into a forbidden zone
愛你 是一種蝴蝶效應
ai ni   shi yi zhong hu die xiao ying
Loving you is a butterfly effect
每次微笑都快震掉了北極
mei ci wei xiao dou kuai zhen diao le bei ji
Every smile would quickly dissolve all of North Pole

Oh Sweet Heart, Your Heart, My Heart
我的心慢慢融化
wo de xin man man rong hua
My heart is slowly melting
快點來安慰我的 Cold Cold Heart
kuai dian lai an wei wo de cold cold heart
Hurry, come and comfort my cold, cold heart
Oh Sweet Heart, My Heart So Hot
一點點愛的火花
yi dian dian ai de huo hua
A little sparkle of love
無法的自拔愛你
wu fa de zi ba ai ni
Can’t stop myself from loving you
Oh Baby, I’m So Hot

愛像一顆蜜糖
ai xiang yi ke mi tang
Love is like honey
是最好特效藥
shi zui hao te xiao yao
Is the most special, effective medication
所有的能量來自這心臟
suo you de neng liang lai zi zhe xin zang
All energy would come from the heart
我的臉紅心跳
wo de lian hong xin tiao
My face is turning red, heart beating fast
我的心亂如痲
wo de xin luan ru ma
My heart is in turmoil
要怎樣去預防
yao zen yang qu yu fang
How could I take precautions
徹底把你忘掉
che di ba ni wang diao
To completely forget you?

Oh Sweet Heart, Your Heart, My Heart
我的心慢慢融化
wo de xin man man rong hua
My heart is slowly melting
快點來安慰我的 Cold Cold Heart
kuai dian lai an wei wo de cold cold heart
Hurry, come and comfort my cold, cold heart
Oh Sweet Heart, My Heart So Hot
一點點愛的火花
yi dian dian ai de huo hua
A little sparkle of love
無法的自拔愛你
wu fa de zi ba ai ni
Can’t stop myself from loving you
Oh Baby, I’m So Hot

*All translations were done by DTLCT.

I’m So Hot

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I remember stumbling upon a review about 183 Club’s first album during its release. One of the comments made regarding their song selection that I still remember was: “No other boyband would ever pull this song off” in regards to “I’m So Hot” and I was laughing my eyes out reading it since I must agree with the reviewer and the words that followed.
Just for the sake of this song, maybe I should go into details about the topic also. (Though I don’t usually discuss about appearances or ‘hotness’ much or care for it.) But for once, let’s have some fun, right?

So…to move on, how hot are they? As a band, NOT so much anymore! They’re so yesterday–to say the least. (That’s mean and I don’t want to admit it after a year or so already. But let’s not lie to ourselves any longer, right?) And you guys thought that I was talking about physical appearances, right? (I meant public appearances.)

For starters, who has the most public exposure as of now?


Ehlo Huang Yu Rong (黃玉榮) – Off the radar as far as news has it. And My Queen doesn’t count since he only appears for a bit.


Jacky Chu/Zhu Fan Gang (祝釩剛) – Minimal since he has been trying to make a comeback. But he’s not fending so bad himself. We just need an album release (which some fans are getting quite long-necked by now). 


Johnny Yan Xing Shu (顏行書) – On a bigger scale since he has gone back to basketball.


Matthew Lin Ming Dao (明道) – He has been receiving work left and right so he is getting more than enough exposure as it is. Oh yeah,  Always Smile is airing right now so there you go with more exposure.


Sam Wang Shao Wei (王少偉) – Enough since Mo Nu 18 Hao is airing right now and also because of his appearances with 5566. (I guess being in two bands helps a lot.) Not to mention that he has a bakery so…

Rumors were circulating after Jacky and Johnny left that there was going to be a recruitment for new members. Many fans objected to it despite the fact that it was a possibility to resurrect the band’s activeness. However, in the end, those were rumors after all. Let’s say that those weren’t rumors and they’d gone through with recruiting new members. Though I do not doubt the remaining members for having a kind nature to accept new members, fans won’t take it lightly since there would be comparisons. Whether talented or talentless, there is already a frame of mindset in for the band as a group and also as individuals having their own unique personality that fans had come to like.

I know I promised a follow-up with them regarding singing and acting when I was doing the “Yi Ba San” post but got carried away with this one since I was searching through old MVs and found these so listened to it and couldn’t help but blog this.

*All images were captured by DTLCT