Last weekend was actually Xiao Qiao’s wedding. I previously saw pictures but was confused since aside from her pictures, others didn’t post anything. I thought I misunderstood or it was for a show. But then last weekend’s updates clarified everything and it was very exciting.
The majority of the J-Star family came to support and celebrate with her. In fact, the other members of the 7 Flowers were her bridesmaids. The best men were Johnny Yan and Sam Wang from 183 Club and GINO from K-One. From other pictures, there were other pairings as well.
Of course, there were also other non-J-Star members who came.
Liang Zhe was seen next to Ehlo at the reception.
Jun Ya, Derek Chen, and Ada Pan posed together at one point.
My favorite one must be of Doris and Sam, lol. Because she said the “before picture” was closer to their real life selves. She paired with Sam so Johnny and Jade were paired together (just like some past events).
Anyway, it was a huge event yet was also heartwarming in many ways and brought back memories for those previously following J-Star events. And I only posted up some pictures from the people I do follow so I don’t know the rest of the details. Also, some people I follow didn’t post up pictures so I wasn’t sure if they were there or not.
*Images credit: Joyce Zhao, Doris Lai, Sam Wang, Ehlo Huang, GINO Tsai, Tony Sun, Derek Chen, and Zhao Jun Ya
Okay, so since I couldn’t get my brain cells to work properly to finish some much needed to finish fanfics, I decided to roll out this activity where I confess about changing my mind and ideas get tossed around. I’m sure it happens to most writers.
NOTE: The following contains spoilers (obviously from the title), SO if you haven’t read my stories yet, DO NOT proceed.
+ Destiny + – At one point, I got so stuck on it that I ended up going the ‘morbid’ route for the middle parts of the story. That wasn’t supposed to happen since it was just a funny story in general.
Heaven’s Gift – Hebe’s twin was a last-minute addition yet I thought it was fun to include it.
Slanted Thoughts – Wallace replaced Ming Dao. I only wrote the first scene (aka the part where he was walking around monitoring his employees) before I replaced Ming Dao with Wallace so it wasn’t too much of a loss. Why did I replace Ming Dao though? I somehow fell out of the trance of ‘obsessing over Ming Dao’ so yeah, Mr. Huo once again returned to save the day, lol. What was more, Wallace/Ming Dao was supposed to end up with Angela and Nic with Cyndi. Then I got into somewhat a “Jindi” phase at one point hence breaking Nic and Cyndi apart. AND also because someone drove me bananas with kept implying that Nic couldn’t measure up to Cyndi (OR something like that) hence I broke them apart AND added Yvonne and Tammy, they ended up taking bigger roles. (NO one makes fun of Nic and gets away with it. I don’t care if you’re kidding, keep nagging about it and it would become SUPER annoying.) What about Wallace and Angela? I don’t know. I got into obsessing over Wallace and Yvonne at one point so I sacrificed Angela, lol.
Slanted Thoughts 2: Edge of Darkness – This part wasn’t supposed to happen. But I couldn’t resist when I finally added in Yvonne and Tammy for part 1.
Slicing Boundary – Cynthia wasn’t supposed to die.
The Dating Game – Ehlo was supposed to end up with Wei Ru BUT I was writing “When Wishes Come True” at the same time and even finished that before I went back to this hence changing the ending slightly the first time around. Also, some might have known, I changed the details regarding Ming Dao and Qiao Qiao. Scroll up and it’s there regarding how I got over Ming Dao already. (NOT to mention some fanbase were pissing me off with attacking Qiao Qiao.) Though the thing was I had planned it out with Chen Yi and Qiao Qiao ending up together if I hadn’t implemented the whole ‘voting’ activity when I first posted it on Winglin. Yet when I finally changed the ending again, I didn’t want to break Chen Yi and XXY up because I grew to like this new pairing as I write. Oh yeah, Ming Dao was supposed to end up with Bianca when I first write it. But again, the ‘voting’ thing so after that, I had to shuffle the pairings around. Angela was supposed to end up with Johnny or Wallace or stay single and be a career woman; that also meant if Johnny didn’t end up with Angela he would be single till the end but things totally changed as I wrote the story because my mood was obviously different at various points. Also, at one point, I remembered Ming Dao’s character in Angel Lover, Yang Tian You, said that he would introduce Bianca’s character, Li Xi Ai, to Johnny Yan so I went with that. The connection was easy to make around the time when the votes already locked in because I already paved out the detail with some characters reading the same book. Talking about Mr. Huo, he was either ending up with Angela or Cyndi. There was NO Penny when I put the list up, but someone had requested the “Wallace and Penny” pairing. I added it in and planned to see how fun it could get, but couldn’t make it happen. (Hey, I never promised it would happen so it wasn’t like I was going back on my words.) No Gino either but since I shuffled so had to pair Wei Ru with someone. (Since she did look quite cute with Gino in Smile Pasta.) Tony and Esther weren’t supposed to be together, I set their ages like that on purpose but again, the voting thing got in the way. It shows that it’s really unpredictable when there’s ‘voting’ involved. It was a fun experience for me and I learned I wasn’t cut out for it.
The Dating 2: A Whole New Game – I kind of fell out of the obsession with “Vincent and Alyssa” though they’re still one of my favorite pairings so Tang Feng came into the picture.
The Dating Game 3: Original Course – Jacky and Sonia weren’t supposed to break up. Same with Wallace and Cyndi. I just got bored. And there was the whole idea with me shifting toward James Wen and Sonia that made it convenient to change the plot, lol. Sorry if people were tearing their hairs out. It was just a happy accident that the title was “The Dating Game” in the first place SO I got away with shuffling around.
The Dating Game 4: Bridge of Hope – Tang Feng wasn’t supposed to die. I got bored. YES, I so could sympathize with TVB people now, LOL! I also got bored with Tony and Esther so yeah. But who knows? I might let them have a reunion later. NO guarantee though. Jiro was supposed to be “Josh”, but since I let Cyndi portray a not so likable character, I felt I couldn’t get away with making Jiro too stupid. SO yeah, I changed that part. And I felt like seeking revenge for Tang Feng when he was placed as the despicable, irresponsible older brother in HWG SO YES, I placed his so-called sister on the platter this time around. Nice?
The Other Extreme – Jacky wasn’t supposed to die, Cyndi and Sharon were. But I ended up twisted it around a bit. And at one point, I even thought of letting Jindi die together. But that felt like “Romeo & Juliet” formula SO I didn’t do that.
True Friendship – I initially wanted to write 3 endings and have a ‘voting’ activity with letting the readers decide in regard to who Xiao Qiao should end up with. But time changed things and I didn’t want to complicate things even more. The story, like “+Destiny+” ended up being placed aside for a while. It was just that I started posting it when I was almost done. Yet somehow, I was glad I was stuck and managed to steer the direction of the story a bit more. Because the ending was supposed to be Jacky proposing to Joanne and Derek proposing to Joyce at that same picnic, but on their own–until they join the group again and break the news. It felt so lame now. I rather have the current ending because life wasn’t just about focusing on the major characters. It was refreshing to me.
Wan Xin Bang – Though it’s no longer there in the links and all, I will bring it back in the future. This is the ancient version of “M.I.T./C.R.A.” and somehow I changed some cast and details. As I’m continuing on right now, I’m thinking of switching out some cast again.
Winds & Rain – It was supposed to be longer but I got stuck so I rolled it out as a short story anyway.
So, what are your changes?
NOTE: More will be added in the future
With the growing trends of celebrities having their own blogs or other networking methods to stay in touch with fans or share their thoughts with the general public, there are also the downside of encountering false pages. However, based on information collected on various sites and my own searching, I’ve actually found some that are trustworthy over the years and would like to share them with everyone.
Angela Chang/ Zhang Shao Han: Official Facebook Page | Official Website | QQ | Weibo | Angmuzik Weibo | Official YouTube Channel | Temptation Styles Official Website | Temptation Official Facebook Page | Temptation Styles Weibo | Temptation Styles Youtube Channel
Jade Qu Min Jie: Weibo
James Wen Sheng Hao: Weibo
Joyce Zhao Hong Qiao aka Xiao Qiao: Weibo
Liang Zhe: Pixnet Blog
Michael Chang/ Zhang Xun Jie: Weibo
Sonia Sui Tang: Weibo
Wu Zun: CHUN ZONE (Official Fan Club)
*This page will be updated from time to time
Note: If I did not list a link, it is because: (a) I do not follow those celebrities actively to know if it’s real or fake; or (b) I do not know about it yet.
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When Xiao Jie referred to Jacky as “Jacky Ge” on Big Brothers (綜藝大哥大) several years ago, she was teased by one of the hosts, causing nervousness all around. That one stuck with me until now. It was another reason why I never got used to the whole idea of “Jake” and whatever else came with it. So he wanted to start anew with a clean slate. But some of us rather cling on to past memories–even the bad ones.
Actually, those memories weren’t so bad. It reminded us that every one of us is human after all, right? No, that was not an attempt at an excuse to get anyone’s forgiveness. It is true. Whether each of us is willing to acknowledge it or not, but down that road called ‘life’, we will eventually regret. None of us could see the future. Some of us choose to let go and be oblivious of the current situation until the consequences follow. Some of us are so lost or hurt or for some unexplainable reason and just want to take it to the extreme–regardless. But in the end, we will somehow overcome it and move on. (Of course, there are exceptions where some of us might not see the light at the end of the tunnel.) Along that same path called ‘life’, we are presented with many temptations also and will eventually fall for at least one trap. The rest of us can scatter apart, looking in shame and disappointment at the one who fell for it or we can choose to stay and support one another to the end. Therefore, those who stayed are survivors.
Those who pulled through and endured the long hiatus of Jacky can finally take a deep breath out now because he is back and promises for the better because he wants a second chance of pursuing his dream. (Let’s cross our fingers and see.) His recent appearances on shows and events showed a more respectable image, proving his seriousness in his wanting to pursue his dream. Let’s hope that he will continue to work hard and give us more great music.
So jia you, Jacky Ge!
P.S. You don’t have to agree since we all have our priorities and where we draw that line. I just choose to look at it differently since I don’t put celebs on a mantel and worship and then get disappointed afterward because they’re not GOD/perfect (duh). I just support because they are singers. That’s it. PEACE!