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!

Love Knows No Distance: Promo + Trailer

Yes, finally airing and doing promotions. As indicated on the poster, it will begin airing on August 5th.

Some promo event they were at together.

And here’s the trailer:

(Credit: 大愛戲劇一部)

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

Qing Qian Wan Li

I don’t know what the official title is yet hence putting in that for now. It actually wrapped up filming a while back already but I haven’t gotten the time to update on that after learning of the drama being true, etc. Yes, it has been a while after just some articles leaning on the controversial topic surfaced. They filmed for five months so it seemed like a longer drama than DaAi’s usual 5-episode stories? Or was it on and off, etc? Anyway, I actually read the news last year about how Jun Ya’s new project was with his ex-girlfriend, Jean Gao. (Go here.) The article title was so teasing them and trying to stir things up. In fact, many had pondered the ‘fate’ of it all. In response to the rumors, Jun Ya was already cast in that drama previously but they hadn’t begun filming yet. Later, the production team felt that Jean was really good with Taiwanese so they cast her in the leading actress role–alongside Jun Ya. So that was when tales began to weave whether the two could work together or not, because of their past breakup and all.

Five months later and it was obvious that they were professional enough to work through this production. Yet humorously, there was also news saying how they had gotten back together already hence the high spirits from both. (Click here.) Nice? Both denied through their managers. They were good friends and were able to work together professionally, that was it.

Aside from that, other cast included Nylon Chen, Enson Chang, Sharon Kao, Artie Tsao, Yuan Li Shan, and Ge Lei. (There are probably more but only those were tagged in the wrap-up party.) The drama revolved around Jun Ya and Jean’s characters from when they were 18 until 60 years old. (So changing roles or put on more makeup to make them old?) Or so one of the articles had revealed.

In one of her posts, Jean humorously disclosed that Nylon was her son. So I guess that answered with another character in the drama.

With some of people’s posts, especially Jun Ya’s earlier ones, he didn’t mark it with the drama’s names, so I won’t post it up to decrease confusion, but will update later when I finally sort it out. (Since he was working on something else at one point too.)

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