Legend of the Ancient Sword 2: Press Con

The production team just held a press con recently so I got excited.

They managed to get the cast to interact and talk a bit more about their roles.

I guess the focus was on these four since Ken had to post his own set of photos, lol. (And no Dylan.)

*All images were collected around the net hence belonging to their rightful owners.

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Legend of the Ancient Sword 2: Main Cast

So I was waiting for this or more news of this. I meant I knew it was happening and saw the initial posters when they started to work on the project. But now that they released more stills, I decided to post.

And of course I don’t know anything about the game so I’m just sticking around for Ken Chang. But I will update on others, considering how I don’t have problems with the cast and all.

Supposedly, Ken’s playing a totally different role in here versus how some thought he would return as the white-haired god-like being in the previous part. However, it doesn’t matter. I’m looking forward to see him take on this new challenge.

Aside from Ken, my other most anticipated performance would be from Dylan. This was actually the reason he was stressing over with one of his New Year posts. Possibly a totally different role for him versus past shining or dashing roles.

I’ve always been impressed with his past improvements so I’m confident Dylan will do well.

Other main cast involved Ying Er, Shao Bing, Coco Jiang Wen, Fu Xin Bo, Aarif Rahman, etc.

*All images were collected around the net hence belonging to their rightful owners.

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!

Status of Drama Watching V

As promised, this is an update on my drama watching – and not delaying it like I used to, lol. Although I did wait quite awhile so I could do some reviews before doing this update. Not much of an update since I barely moved on some of them. But I’ve been occupied with lots of other stuffs, so yeah.

Past Dramas:

Current Dramas:

  • Empress Conquers (天后之征) – Episode 5 – NOT done with part one yet so can’t jump back to this one.
  • Home (回家) – Episode 2 – Still halting.
  • IUUI – Episode 2 – Might just plain cancel the episode reviews and watch it straight, seriously.
  • Love Family – Episode 15 – Yup, I halted it a bit since I was busy with other stuffs.
  • Monga Yao Hui – Episode 3 – Still halting.
  • The War of Beauties – Episode 39 – I had to halt again ’cause it was getting repetitive with some stuffs. I ended up watching the ending and then planning to go back later.

Upcoming Dramas:

  • 7 Friends.
  • Aquarius.
  • Blissful Dandelion.
  • Biao Men/ The Great Protector.
  • City of Angels.
  • Dan Shen You Yue aka Single & Still Dating.
  • Full Moon, Curved Saber 2012.
  • Fu Rong Jin.
  • Murphy’s Law of Love.
  • RPOGE.
  • TiAmo Chocolate.
  • The Crossing Hero.
  • The Four Horsemen.
  • The Queen.
  • The Way We Were.
  • Women on the Breadfruit Tree.

On-Hold – STILL:

  • Autumn’s Concerto.
  • Channel X.
  • Chinese Paladin III.
  • Disclosed – Episode 2 –
  • Father and Son (父與子) – Episode 12 –
  • Galileo II – Episode 2 –
  • Garden of Life – Episode 2 –
  • Love Buffet.
  • Lucky Touch – Episode 2 –
  • Sunshine Angel – Episode 2 –
  • They Are Flying.
  • Tong Flowers Love – Episode 2 –
  • Zhong Wu Yan.
  • Xiao Ao Jiang Hu 2012.
  • You Are My Sisters – Episode 2 –

Cancelled:

  • Evil Spirit 05 – I should have placed it here last time but didn’t think it through so yeah. YUP, I think my task list is too long for me to even have hope for this.

See you all next time again!

Heart of the Sword by Zhang Jie

(Uploaded by: BELLA PING)

Song Title: Heart of the Sword (劍心)

Music by: Tan Xuan (譚旋)

Lyrics by: Duan Si Si (段思思)

Key:
Bold = Original
Teal = Pin Yin
Orange  = English
Green  = Vietnamese

塵封在星蘊重明的魂魄
chen feng zai xing yun zhong ming de hun po
The dust covered soul is hiding within the stars, sun, and moon
Cát bụi phủ đầy linh hồn đang ẩn núp trên những ngôi sao lẫn mặt trăng và mặt trời
叫醒了恍惚夢魘的無措
jiao xing le   huang hu meng yan de wu cuo
Waking up the helplessness of a hazy nightmare
Đánh thức sự bất lực của cơn ác mộng mờ mịt
揭開這宿命的脈絡
jie kai zhe su ming de mo luo
Unveiling this thread of fate
Mở ra đường vận mệnh này
跳不開 這一世的寂寞
tiao bu kai   zhe yi shi de ji mo
Can’t escape from this lifetime of loneliness
Không thoát được sự cô đơn của kiếp này

往後是陰霾 往前是山隘
wang hou shi yin mai   wang qian shi shan ai
Behind me is a dark cloud, before me is a mountain pass
Phía sau tôi là một án mây, phía trước tôi là một sơn ải
想跳也跳不開
xiang tiao ye xiao bu kai
Wanting to escape yet can’t escape
Muốn thoát nhưng lại thoát ra không được
命運再主宰
ming yun zai zhu zai
The fate once again dictates my life
Vận mệnh lại một lần nữa khống chế cuộc sống của tôi
執著的心也不會更改
zhi zhe de xin ye bu hui geng gai
Yet it couldn’t change my stubborn heart
Nhưng nó không thể thay đổi được con tim cố chấp của tôi
哪管桑田 哪管滄海
na guan sang tian   na guan cang hai
It doesn’t matter how much changes occur in time or events
Không cần biết tới thế sự thay đổi đến thế nào và thời gian xay vần ra làm sao

聽琴聲瀟瀟 該忘的忘不掉
ting qin sheng xiao xiao   gai wang de wang bu diao
Listening to the sound of the forlorn ancient instrument, I can’t forget what should be forgotten
Nghe tiếng đàn đìu hiu khiến không thể nào quên được những chuyện nên quên đi
紅塵 困住我年少
hong chen   kun zhu wo nian shao
The mortal world has entangled my youth
Hồng trần đã vây lấy tuổi thiếu niên của tôi
原諒我藏在心裡燎燎的狂傲
yuan liang wo cang zai xin li liao liao de kuang ao
Forgive me for hiding the burning arrogance in my heart
Tha thứ cho tôi đã giấu giếm sự cuồng ngạo nóng cháy trong lòng
去戰 面對天地盪浩
qu zhan   mian dui tian di dang hao
I’ll go and battle the grandiose forces of Heaven and Earth
Tôi sẽ đi chiến đấu với những sự hùng vĩ của Thiên Địa

人生也瀟瀟 魂牽夢繞
ren sheng ye xiao xiao   hun qian meng rao
Life is also full of misery, I’ve been captivated
Nhân sanh cũng tràn đầy những sự bất hạnh khiến tôi cũng đã bị cuốn vào
像烈焰燃燒
xiang lie yan ran shao
Like a burning, raging flame
Giống như ngọn lửa đang cháy bừng
前塵 看浮沉走一遭
qian chen   kan fu chen zou yi zao
The past watch as I drift along life
Quá khứ nhìn tôi phiêu bạc giữa dòng đời
用冷的鋒刃 琴的寂寥
yong leng de feng ren   qian de ji liao
Using the blade’s cold edge and the ancient musical instrument’s desolation
Dùng cán kiếm lạnh buốt và tiếng đàn đìu hiu
寫往事今朝
xie wang shi jin chao
To write of past and present events
Để viết lên những chuyện quá khứ và hiện tại
古劍 指尖 談笑
gu jian   zhi jian   tan xiao
With the ancient sword against my fingertips,  I could talk and laugh cheerfully
Cầm cổ kiếm trong tay, tôi có thể tự do đàm tiếu

(music)

人世間有沒有一種解藥
ren shi jian you mei you yi zhong jie yao
Is there an antidote within the human realm
Hỏi thế gian có một liều thuốc giải
能覆蓋是非恩仇的喧囂
neng fu gai shi fei en chou de xuan xiao
That could cover up the noise of rights and wrongs and the debts of gratitude and vengeance?
Để có thể bao phủ được những âm vang của thị phi ân thù?
屠俘了焚寂的劍鞘
tu fu le fen ji de jian qiao
The sheath that has imprisoned Fenji**
Bao kiếm mà đã giam cầm Phần Tịch
斬不斷 這一生的桀驁
zhan bu duan   zhe yi sheng de jie ao
Can’t sever off its unyielding nature in this lifetime
Không thể nào trấn áp được sự không khuất phục của kiếm trong kiếp này

往後是陰霾 往前是山隘
wang hou shi yin mai   wang qian shi shan ai
Behind me is a dark cloud, before me is a mountain pass
Phía sau tôi là một án mây, phía trước tôi là một sơn ải
想跳也跳不開
xiang tiao ye xiao bu kai
Wanting to escape yet can’t escape
Muốn thoát nhưng lại thoát ra không được
命運再主宰
ming yun zai zhu zai
The fate once again dictates my life
Vận mệnh lại một lần nữa khống chế cuộc sống của tôi
執著的心也不會更改
zhi zhe de xin ye bu hui geng gai
Yet it couldn’t change my stubborn heart
Nhưng nó không thể thay đổi được con tim cố chấp của tôi
哪管桑田 哪管滄海
na guan sang tian   na guan cang hai
It doesn’t matter how much changes occur in time or events
Không cần biết tới thế sự thay đổi đến thế nào và thời gian xay vần ra làm sao

聽琴聲瀟瀟 該忘的忘不掉
ting qin sheng xiao xiao   gai wang de wang bu diao
Listening to the sound of the forlorn ancient instrument, I can’t forget what should be forgotten
Nghe tiếng đàn đìu hiu khiến không thể nào quên được những chuyện nên quên đi
紅塵 困住我年少
hong chen   kun zhu wo nian shao
The mortal world has entangled my youth
Hồng trần đã vây lấy tuổi thiếu niên của tôi
原諒我藏在心裡燎燎的狂傲
yuan liang wo cang zai xin li liao liao de kuang ao
Forgive me for hiding the burning arrogance in my heart
Tha thứ cho tôi đã giấu giếm sự cuồng ngạo nóng cháy trong lòng
去戰 面對天地盪浩
qu zhan   mian dui tian di dang hao
I’ll go and battle the grandiose forces of Heaven and Earth
Tôi sẽ đi chiến đấu với những sự hùng vĩ của Thiên Địa

人生也瀟瀟 魂牽夢繞
ren sheng ye xiao xiao   hun qian meng rao
Life is also full of misery, I’ve been captivated
Nhân sanh cũng tràn đầy những sự bất hạnh khiến tôi cũng đã bị cuốn vào
像烈焰燃燒
xiang lie yan ran shao
Like a burning, raging flame
Giống như ngọn lửa đang cháy bừng
前塵 看浮沉走一遭
qian chen   kan fu chen zou yi zao
The past watch as I drift along life
Quá khứ nhìn tôi phiêu bạc giữa dòng đời
用冷的鋒刃 琴的寂寥
yong leng de feng ren   qian de ji liao
Using the blade’s cold edge and the ancient musical instrument’s desolation
Dùng cán kiếm lạnh buốt và tiếng đàn đìu hiu
寫往事今朝
xie wang shi jin chao
To write of past and present events
Để viết lên những chuyện quá khứ và hiện tại
古劍 指尖 談笑
gu jian   zhi jian   tan xiao
With the ancient sword against my fingertips,  I could talk and laugh cheerfully
Cầm cổ kiếm trong tay, tôi có thể tự do đàm tiếu

**Fenji (焚寂) is the ancient sword in the game and TV series hence the term used.

*All translations were done by DTLCT.