Calvin Chen, Taiwanese Entertainment

Exchanging Lives by Calvin Chen

Song Title: Exchanging Lives (交換人生)

Lyricist: Zhang Peng Peng (張鵬鵬)

Composers: Wang Yin and Huang Zhou (王寅、黃舟)

Key:
Bold = Original
Royal Blue = Pin Yin
Pale Yellow = English
Sea Blue = Vietnamese

別怕 就算 天塌下來還有我在
bie pa   jiu suan   tian ta xia lai hai you wo zai
Don’t be afraid. Even if Heaven shall collapse, I’m still here.
Đừng sợ. Dù cho trời có sập xuống, còn có anh đây.
這雙 瞳孔 最容不得見你為難
zhe shuang   tong kong   zui rong bu de jian ni wei nan
This pair of pupils is the most intolerant of seeing you in difficulties
Đôi ngươi này không nở nhứt là thấy em trong khó sử

像守護天使陪伴
xiang shou hu tian shi pei ban
Like a protective angel accompanying
Giống như thiên thần hộ mệnh đi cùng
你的慌亂和不安
ni de huang luan he bu an
Your frenetic and restlessness
Sự hoảng loạn và bất an của em
讓我來收藏保管
rang wo lai shou cang bao guan
Allow me come to collect and safeguard them
Hãy để anh lại thu lượm và bảo quản chúng
你曾受過的傷害
ni ceng shou guo de shang hai
The pain that you endured in the past
Những đau thương mà em đã phải chịu
我多想 代替你替你承擔
wo duo xiang   dai ti ni ti cheng dan
I often wanted to endure it on your behalf
Anh luôn muốn thay thế em mà gánh lấy

願意給你我有的所有
yuan yi gei ni wo you de suo you
I’m willing to give you all that I have
Anh tình nguyện cho em hết tất cả những gì anh có
用來交換你要的人生
yong lai jiao huan ni yao de ren sheng
Using it to exchange the life you wanted
Dùng nó để đổi lấy cuộc sống mà em muốn
你最渴望的 讓我來為你完成
ni zui ke wang de   rang wo lai wei ni wan cheng
What you desired the most, allow me to come and accomplish it for you
Những khát vọng của em, hãy để anh lại vì em mà hoàn thành

所有能夠幸福的可能
suo you neng gou xing fu de ke neng
All the possibilities of happiness’ capabilities
Tất cả sự có thể trong năng lực của hạnh phục
全都交換你要的人生
quan dou jiao huan ni yao de ren sheng
All to exchange the life that you wanted
Tất cả đều để đổi lấy cuộc sống mà em muốn
看你微笑著 找到未來了
kan ni wei xiao zhe   zhao dao wei lai le
Seeing you smile, having found your future
Nhìn thấy em mỉm cười vì đã tìm được tương lai
我才能夠遠遠 微笑著
wo cai neng gou yuan yuan   wei xiao zhe
I could smile from afar
Anh mới có thể từ xa mà mỉm cười

(music)

比你 更懂 你執著著的是什麼
bi ni   geng dong   ni zhi zhe zhe de shi shen me
Comparing to you, I understand even more what your perseverance is
So với em, anh càng hiểu hơn sự kiên trì của em là gì
你的 眼淚 落在我眼裏更心痛
ni de   yan lei   luo zai wo yan li geng xin tong
Your tears, falling in front of my eyes, causing me to be even more heartbroken
Giọt lệ của em nhỏ trước mặt anh, làm anh càng đau lòng hơn

若不是那些不堪
ruo bu shi na xie bu kan
If it wasn’t for those unbearable things
Nếu không phải những sự khó chịu đựng đó
躲在回憶的深海
duo zai hui yi de shen hai
Hiding deep within the sea of memories
Đang trốn ở nơi tận cùng của biển hồi ức
糾纏著不肯上岸
jiu chan zhe bu ken shang an
Entwining and not allowing it to come ashore
Quấn quít và không cho nó lên bờ
怎麼捨得放棄你
zen me she de fang qi ni
How could I give up on you
Làm sao anh có thể bỏ rơi em
讓自己 在你離開前離開
rang zi ji   zai ni li kai qian li kai
Allowing myself to leave before your departure?
Mà để cho chính mình rời khỏi trước khi em rời khỏi

為你付出我有的所有
wei ni fu chu wo you de suo you
Devoting all that I have because of you
Vì em mà trao ra hết tất cả những gì anh có
用來交換你要的人生
yong lai jiao huan ni yao de ren sheng
Using it to exchange the life you wanted
Dùng nó để đổi lấy cuộc sống mà em muốn
你最渴望的 讓我來為你完成
ni zui ke wang de   rang wo lai wei ni wan cheng
What you desired the most, allow me to come and accomplish it for you
Những khát vọng của em, hãy để anh lại vì em mà hoàn thành

所有能夠幸福的可能
suo you neng gou xing fu de ke neng
All the possibilities of happiness’ capabilities
Tất cả sự có thể trong năng lực của hạnh phục
全都交換你要的人生
quan dou jiao huan ni yao de ren sheng
All to exchange the life that you wanted
Tất cả đều để đổi lấy cuộc sống mà em muốn
看你微笑著 找到未來了
kan ni wei xiao zhe   zhao dao wei lai le
Seeing you smile, having found your future
Nhìn thấy em mỉm cười vì đã tìm được tương lai
我才能夠遠遠 微笑著
wo cai neng gou yuan yuan   wei xiao zhe
I could smile from afar
Anh mới có thể từ xa mà mỉm cười

(music)

為你付出我有的所有
wei ni fu chu wo you de suo you
Devoting all that I have because of you
Vì em mà trao ra hết tất cả những gì anh có
用來交換你要的人生
yong lai jiao huan ni yao de ren sheng
Using it to exchange the life you wanted
Dùng nó để đổi lấy cuộc sống mà em muốn
你最渴望的 讓我來拼命完成
ni zui ke wang de   rang wo lai pin ming wan cheng
What you desired the most, allow me to come and risk my life accomplishing it
Những khát vọng của em, hãy để anh lại xá mệnh mà hoàn thành

所有能夠幸福的可能
suo you neng gou xing fu de ke neng
All the possibilities of happiness’ capabilities
Tất cả sự có thể trong năng lực của hạnh phục
全都交換你要的人生
quan dou jiao huan ni yao de ren sheng
All to exchange the life that you wanted
Tất cả đều để đổi lấy cuộc sống mà em muốn
看你微笑著 找到未來了
kan ni wei xiao zhe   zhao dao wei lai le
Seeing you smile, having found your future
Nhìn thấy em mỉm cười vì đã tìm được tương lai
我也能夠安心 退場了
wo ye neng gou an xin   tui chang le
I could also feel assured to leave
Anh cũng có thể an tâm mà rời khỏi

*All translations were done by DTLCT.

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Love Together, Rookies' Diary, Taiwanese Entertainment, Zhao Jun Ya

Zhao Jun Ya: Tales of Introduction

So I meant to do something like this ages back yet never got around to it even though I noticed some things about it in the past already. I’ll go by drama and somehow work my way back since I haven’t watched all his dramas yet. (Guilty but I’ll try to do that like maybe this year. Good luck, right?)

Rookies’ Diary. No introduction, you just know it’s him and that’s it.

Love Together: “I’m Lin Zhong Zhe. Zhong from middle (中間), Ze from principle (原則).”

His first meeting with the General Street’s people yet they were quite welcoming (except for the minor setback with the little enthusiastic craziness from some parties). Instead of calling him Zhong Ze, the head of the town opted to call him “Ah Ze” (阿則) so he was known to them by that close nickname from then on. They were a friendly bunch, so they didn’t care to be formal, etc.

Lucky Touch: “My name is Luo Sen (羅森). Luo from Luo Sen, Sen from Luo Sen.”

This one is especially funny. Hello! What kind of introduction was that? Arrogant much?

*NOTE*: This post will be updated from time to time.

*All images were captured by DTLCT

Bianca Bai, Love Together, Rookies' Diary, Taiwanese Entertainment, Zhang Xin Yu, Zhao Jun Ya

All About Zhao Jun Ya

Okay, the saga continues with the 2nd candidate. Or should I say victim? YES, like having a ‘Special Profiles’ page for him wasn’t enough (and him hogging the banner for months wasn’t enough either).  But I think that the ‘Special Profiles’ page is too general at times so I need to talk about him more in details and get it out in one post, considering how I’m lazy at times to do serious discussions with individual posts about some dramas.

HIS ROLES:

ULTIMATE Favorite Character: Wang Wei (from Rookies’ Diary). YES, I’m that sure to put ‘ultimate’ in. I don’t think any upcoming role could be that good. Sure, other roles could be complex and different from this role yet it couldn’t beat the aura this role was built around, earning him even more attention from viewers. This role has so much grace and charm that it’s hard to beat. And the humor at times is just an added bonus to his already awesome persona in the drama itself.

2nd Favorite Character: Lin Zhong Ze (from Love Together). Could be categorized as the typical “cold/cruel” person on the surface yet is a good person deep down character in most dramas. Yet this one has more complexity to it. Having him in constant conflict with himself because of the uncontrolled events unfolding around him one after another kind of made one think differently of him than just the typical ‘cruel’ guy. Then he wasn’t just some ‘cold-blooded’ person but there was also the ‘revenge’ thing thrown in so it was much harder to blame him for some of his actions.

Impressed: Qin Mo (from King Flower). I made a post about it so it’s hard to miss how impressed I was with him in that role. (Though I didn’t care for the rest of the soap.)

HIS DRAMAS:

Favorite Serious Drama (so far): Love Together. Though the ending made me a bit sore about some things not completely covered, but overall, I loved it. It was the chemistry between Jun Ya and Jia Yu. Then there was the hilarious random scenes at times. The revenge plot also made it interesting to see how things would unfold.

Favorite Random Drama: Rookies’ Diary. This had a lot of subplots so it wasn’t boring in that way. However, because he wasn’t around for some of the middle scenes, it kind of made me impatient at one point. (Yes, I have to admit that.) Then I was thinking perhaps it was due to the fact that he was filming Love Together with some of the other cast so it made sense he wasn’t around as much during the middle parts. But still, the middle of Rookies’ Diary was kind of frustrating – though I did understand the conflicts, so this sort of have to rank lower on my list.

Unbearable: King Flower. Honestly, I didn’t understand the hype. AND I’m still sore over the fact that I got ‘lashed’ at when I was stating my opinion about it being a typical plot. (YET it was okay that others were saying that a certain drama I actually enjoy was boring. NOT saying everyone must agree with me, but I’m saying if others get to say that they do not like the stuffs that I like, it would make sense that I could say I don’t like what the majority are enjoying.) It was one of those times when I skipped around to watch some scenes and NOT all the way through.

HIS CO-STARS:

Favorite Female Pairing: Tang Zhen. Perhaps it was his first pairing that I watched so it stuck with me. They were indeed so cute though. So little scenes too. Yet I guess they (the script-writers) didn’t want to overwhelm us with his ‘romance’ story versus his duty within the military. I should be happy that it was another nice touch to the overall story, not letting it be draggy with just focusing on one couple or another too long. (Except for some I could name but I won’t even try to say it here since it’s irrelevant to his story.) I actually talked about this couple in another post already so I don’t want to get repetitive regarding my views of them in this post as well.

2nd Favorite Female Pairing: Ye Jia Yu. OMG, I’m still not over them yet. They have such great chemistry. (Even if I like some of their other pairings as well.) I think they turned a typical formulated drama convincing for me because of their maturity like the roles they were cast. There were, of course, hilarious immature moments between them too in the drama, but I felt what made me even more hooked was because of their age. I guess what I’m trying to say is I was more convinced because of the realistic elements in there, not just the usual ‘kiddish’ formulas. And I never waited longer (though the drama didn’t seem that long with the pace being just right) for the main leads to get together. They seemed to spend a lot of time together and only had to be apart during the parts in the middle, but it was like so frustrating to wait until they were actually together. Then they were torn apart again. It was driving me crazy and I was scared that they wouldn’t end up at all because of so much misunderstandings and confrontations throughout. Yet it worked out in the end.

Favorite Male Co-Star: Ah Pang. They became the sole reason why I stuck through season 2 of Rookies’ Diary. (I didn’t say it was ‘that bad’ but it was driving me insane sometimes with not being able to watch more of some characters at times.) I really liked their friendship and how they were providing the comic relief at times for the drama. His character seemed so strict with the recruits yet he was really funny and random when he was hanging out or making random comments with Shan Ren/Ah Pang in there.

2nd Favorite Male Co-Star: Tang Zhi Wei. His mentor and somewhat of a friend in Love Together. They were the only ones in the know regarding the revenge plot and I felt Ah Sir had been there for him throughout, either supporting him or mocking him at times about his revenge plot. But Ah Sir could be so serious about his advices too, trying to tell Zhong Ze that he didn’t have to burden himself with all the revenge and the hatred inside him.

NOT SOLD YET: Li Xiang Lin. I need to catch up some more on Lucky Touch to decide but I’m putting her in this category for now.

A Funny Team: Xiao Xiao Yu. Seriously, I enjoyed their interactions on the “Game Union” for the time that it lasted. And I have to say that was the first time watching a show just because of the hosts. (Though the games were cool too but I don’t usually watch those to know what was out of recent, I usually do that at the local store or online to check for prices, etc.) If they work together in the future in some drama together, that would be cool. Off-screen, they’re like brother and sister (since it was mentioned at one point of the show) but he could get all random with her and the rest of the cast of Rookies’ Diary at one point that it was really funny.

AS A SINGER:

Dream (夢想): A very inspirational song and very suitable for his voice.

Under The Same Sky (同一片天空): Liked the song but there were too many people in there (though I do like some of their voices) for me to enjoy his singing. I remember one time when he and some of the cast went to promote and he was sick BUT there were only 2 guys there (including himself) and two girls so he had to try and wing it through. It seemed obvious that he was still able to carry on.

Point? OMG, I wish he has some more opportunities to sing in the future. One could only repeat a song after so many times.

REAL LIFE:

How random is he? YES, he’s one of the most random people I’m following. It seems like he’s operating on his own wavelength or something. But that makes it funnier to follow him on Weibo or Facebook. At times, from some references he made with the posts, he’s quite intelligent with the stuffs that he reads. Yet other times, he gets super silly as well. (I guess it’s hard not to.) Then there’s surfing. (Yeah, he loves posting those to showing off his surfing skills.) He also knows how to cook (from this one show I saw this one time) – and could possibly be a pro at it. But other than those, he’s just really fun to follow at times, not afraid to share even his not so notable moments. Still funny though.

*Will be updated in the future for more rants.

*Images were captured or scanned by DTLCT

*This will be filed under the “Special Profiles” section

Taiwanese Entertainment, Zhang Xin Yu, Zhao Jun Ya

Trending Question #1: Is Zhao Jun Ya Gay?

Okay, it’s very clear (if not all clear) by now that I hate to get into all sort of controversial stuffs or engage in those debates. But I couldn’t resist this one. It just popped into my blog hits with the search terms. Possibly because I blog about him so the ‘tags’ had led some people here. Anyway, as soon as I was checking search terms to see what was popular of recent and if I should update on someone, I saw this question and I almost fell off my chair. I’m not saying it’s impossible since I’m not planning to marry him or have weird fantasy that might get crushed if it were true. (And for the record, I don’t have anything against gay people in case it’s going to turn into some bloody battle about discrimination.) But I never thought people would ask this one about him.

Was it because of what Chris had implied in the BTS in one of the Jin Da Hua episodes? (Go here for more details regarding that.) Or was it because of his occasional picture updates of cross-dressing of recent?

But anyhow, the reason why I never thought him as the gay type is because since watching and following his news since the days of Rookies’ Diary, it had been a lot of fun and his real life persona was so much different from the cool Wang Ban Zhang. He had been made fun of for being ‘old’ or ‘pervert’ numerous times on Game Union by his co-host Xiao Xiao Yu. And sometimes on Weibo, he would post weird comments that could border into the ‘pervert’ zone. (Though I must give him some kudos for being that brave since most celebs would be covering their tracks and try to be a ‘real role model’ when it comes to image, etc. At least he’s not flaky in that sense. Some people might be thinking he’s not that famous anyway so it doesn’t matter if he keeps it under wrap or not, but he’s really in the limelight of recent so it’s not surprising that he should build a good reputation. But he’s still very consistent.)

Another reason why it never really occurred to me was because of his break up last year with girlfriend, Jean Gao. (Now ex-girlfriend.) During that time, there were several rumors flying around. One being how Megan Lai was the third-party hence the breakup, which Megan had clarified that she had nothing to do with it. That rumor was probably due to the fact that Jun Ya was filming for Miss Rose (螺絲小姐要出嫁) with Megan and Roy at that time so it was convenient for the paparazzi to find some party to blame–and spice things up even more to sell their so-called news. Then there was also one about how Jean Gao was having problem focusing on filming and had cried on the set of Tian Xia Nv Ren Xin (天下女人心) while doing a scene with Eric Huang. Regardless of what happened or didn’t happen, he still got the ‘asshole’ title for hurting Jean. (Or so some people had made it out to be.) I seriously didn’t care at that time and I couldn’t care less now. Not that I’m heartless or taking his side, but since we’re on the outside and will never know what happened between them anyway, I don’t think it’s relevant to participate in it. Or more like I refuse to be manipulated by the media. I only want to focus on his career–as an outsider.

As for getting back on the topic, was it because of his role in Jin Da Hua that had triggered such curiosity? What would happen next when people witness his scenes on the currently airing Lucky Touch (我愛幸運七)?

To end this post, we probably wouldn’t know unless he comes out to admit it himself. However, as for me, it wouldn’t affect my support for him. Unless he does something really stupid to jeopardize his career, I wouldn’t drop him. And stupid could equal to anything like excessive partying or ruining himself purposely by doing a certain activity. But I actually have confidence in that for once since he’s quite active and would go out surfing when he has time.

*Most images were either captured by DTLCT, one was collected around the net.