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!

Moonlight by Yang Pei An

Song Title: Moonlight (月光)

Music & Lyrics by: Chen Guo Hua (陳國華)

Bold = Chinese
Grayish Blue = Pin Yin
Indigo  = English

yue er wan wan jing jing gua zai tian kong shang
The arched calm moon hanging high in the sky
wei guang zhong shi jie chong man zhe xi wang
Glimmering in the center of the world, overflowing with hope
滿天星 星滿天 像母親的光輝
man tian xing   xing man tian  xiang mu qin de guang hui
Sky full of stars, stars all over the sky, resembling a mother’s radiance
nuan nuan de shou hu zhe ren jian
Warmly protecting this world

ye xu ming lian chang chang kao yan zhe ni wo
Perhaps fate often test you and me
hui hui shou hui chen jiu neng gou bai tuo
Waving off the dust could enable an escape route
這一段 坎坷路 讓我來陪你走
zhe yi duan   kan ke lu   rang wo lai pei ni zou
This one, even path had allowed me to accompany you
wen rou yue guang hui zhao liang zhe yi lu
The benevolent moonlight illuminated brightly on this path

不要怕不要慌 有我在你身旁
bu yao pa bu yao huang   you wo zai ni shen pang
Don’t be afraid, don’t be nervous, I’m right here by your side
shou qian shou jiu neng di dang zhe feng lang
Holding hands will allow us to push off this obstacle
別擔心別徬徨 有信心一定強
bie dan xin bie pang huang   you xin xin yi ding qiang
Don’t worry, don’t hesitate, having confidence will make you strong
you wei xiao jiu neng ju ji zhe neng liang
Having a smile will gather this energy

chang chang ting shuo bu ru yi shi you ba jiu
Oftentimes having heard unfavorable things are 8,9 out of 10
xue xue feng jiu neng qing ying you zi you
Learn to be just like the wind, graceful and liberating
悲與恨 都放手 用真愛來歌頌
bei yu hen   dou fang shou   yong zhen ai lai ge song
Letting go of grief and hate, using true love to honor
yuan ni wo dou neng ping an de du guo
Hoping that you and I will go through safely

*All translations were done by DTLCT.

The Heart’s Regret by Yuki Hsu

(Uploaded by: seeme96)

Song Title: The Heart’s Regret (心中的遺憾)

Music & Lyrics by: Xiao Mi (小米)

Bold = Chinese
Dark Green = Pin Yin
Light Red = English
Sea Green = Vietnamese

xi huan dui zhe tian kong fa dai
Like to stare at the sky in a daze
Thích nhìn lên trời cao một cách ngơ ngẩn
xiang zhe ni de xiao rong chu xian zai yun duan
Thinking of your smile appearing in clouds high above
Nghĩ tới nụ cười của anh xuất hiện trên những án mây
你總是能讓我開懷 忍耐我的懷
ni zong shi neng rang wo kai huai   ren nai wo de huai
You’ve always given me my space, being patience with my ideologies
Anh lúc nào cũng cho tôi một không gian tự do và nhẫn nại với những tư tưởng của tôi
只是這一切將 煙消雲散
zhi shi zhe yi qie jiang   yan xiao yun san
But all of this will vanish like smoke in thin air
Nhưng tất cả những thứ đó sẽ biến mất như khói tan trong gió

ye xu yu jian ni shi ge cuo
Perhaps meeting you was a mistake
Có lẽ quen anh là một sự sai lầm
cuo zai wo men shen chu bu tong de shi kong
A mistake because we were at difference points in our lives
Sai lầm là vì chúng ta đang ở điểm khác nhau trong cuộc sống
二顆心交會的時候 一分鐘就足夠
liang ke xin jiao hui de shi hou   yi fen zhong jiu zu gou
The moment of two hearts beating, a minute was enough
Khoảnh khắc của hai trái tim cùng đập, chỉ một phút cũng đủ
gou wo yi bei zi xiang nian hen jiu
Enough for me to think about for an entire lifetime
Đủ cho tôi có thể tưởng nhớ cả đời

我會選擇離開 微笑告別傷害
wo hui xuan ze li kai   wei xiao gao bie shang hai
I should choose to leave, smiling and bidding farewell to pain
Tôi nên chọn lựa ra đi, tươi cưởi để chào biệt đau khổ
我知道你 心中的那份遺憾
wo zhi dao ni   xin zhong de na fen yi han
I know that feeling of regret in your heart
Tôi biết được sự hối tiếc trong trái tim của anh
dang ni wei ta dai shang xing fu de tou gai
When you placed happiness on your head because of her
Khi anh đặt hạnh phúc lên đầu vì cô ta
我含淚祝福你 有美的未來
wo han lei zhu fu ni   you mei de wei lai
I hold back tears to give you my blessings for a beautiful future
Tôi nén lại giột lệ để chúc phúc cho anh có một tương lai đẹp

想飛到千里外 期待一切重來
xiang fei dao qian li wai   qi dai yi qie zhong lai
Wanting to fly far away, hoping for a chance of starting over
Muốn bay xa ngàn trùng và hy vọng có thể bắt đầu trở lại
想洗去你 對你的所有依賴
xiang xi qu ni   dui ni de suo you yi lai
Wanting to wash away all of your self dependence
Muốn rửa sạch đi những sự ỷ lại vào mình của anh
dan xie xie ni rang wo ti hui le zhen ai
However, thank you for allowing me a chance to experience true love
Nhưng cám ơn anh đã cho tôi cơ hội để thể nghiệm được tình yêu chân thật
我永遠記得你 心中的遺憾
wo yong yuan ji de ni   xin zhong de yi han
I will always remember your heart’s regret
Tôi vĩnh viễn sẽ nhớ sự ân hận trong tim anh

*All translations were done by DTLCT.

Love Together: Episode 13

*WARNING*: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

*Placeholder, will update in the future

*All images were captured by DTLCT

Love Together: Episode 12

*WARNING*: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

*Placeholder, will update in the future

*All images were captured by DTLCT