Year 2017 in Recap

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When I thought that 2016 was a terrible year for me, I was wrong. 2017 continued to tank to a new level of crappiness. There were many frustrating things–one after another. It was like when I asked, “How much worse could 2017 be?”, it was like a challenge to the universe. So stuff happening in real life obviously affected how much time I have for this blog or attempted to keep some sort of activity. I did better than last year regarding updates, but that was a lot of effort, because I’m still way behind on some news that I wanted to talk about. Yet no time or more like didn’t feel like it at the moment. I continued to get drained to another level that I thought might not be possible–like several days before. Then the pattern just repeat itself at different intervals. I think somewhere along the way, I ended up revamping my blog by getting rid of the too random posts. Like those general update ones. Although my blog already is random on many levels, but I didn’t want to just post for the sake of placeholders too much. Anyway, here are some stats for this year.

Total Posts in 2017: 155 (11.7% of all time).
January: 18 (% of the year)
February: 10 (%)
March: 21 (%)
April: 20 (%)
May: 11 (%)
June: 18 (%)
July: 6 (%)
August: 4 (%)
September: 20 (%)
October: 14 (%)
November: 9 (%)
December: 4 (%)

Books Reviews: Sad, because I actually read a bit this year but didn’t feel like doing reviews for some of them. Maybe I’ll go back to do them later.

Movies + TV Series Reviews/Episode Summaries:

Fan Fiction: Complete failure–unlike what I promised last year about getting  things done. I started looking over some of the fan fics again and managed to get going on some, but I can’t promise on how fast it would be rolled out. I’ll get it out when I’m happy with what I wrote.

Songs Translations: I used “You’re Always Beautiful” to start the year, thinking that if I continue to retain some sense of positiveness, somehow things will get better. But it didn’t. Anyway, how was this year regarding translations? I didn’t realize I was that productive. Mostly, I tried to push the majority of 183 Club’s songs out.

Chinese:

Vietnamese:

I didn’t want to do this update like I said last year. However, I felt like I needed to persuade myself to continue on. Not to mention, I want to keep some sort of teeny, tiny bit of hope that 2018 will actually be better. So we’ll see, right?

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The Legend of the Condor Heroes 2017: Trailer + Airing Date

That’s right! It’s airing soon! On January 9th to be exact.

Are you ready? Or are you unsure like Guo Jing? Go and hunt down the trailer before you decide.

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

The Legend of the Condor Heroes 2016: The Five Invincible Beings

Okay, back with another update. This time on the legendary five invincible beings in the story. Sorry for terrible translation but it’s hard, lol. But here goes.

Many have known already but Michael Miu is portraying Huang Yao Shi (黃藥師), Huang Rong’s father. He definitely kept up with the time, dyeing his hair and all, LOL!

Hei Zi is portraying Ou Yang Feng (歐陽鋒).

Ray Lui will be Reverend Yi Dang (一燈大師).

Zhao Li Xin is portraying Hong Qi Gong (洪七公).

Lastly, Han Dong will be Wang Chong Yang (王重陽). Yes, he ended up being part of the cast yet it wasn’t what some of us initially thought with rumors and all. But not too bad, right? And here’s a bonus, Ning Wen Tong as Zhou Bo Tong (周伯通):

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

The Legend of the Condor Heroes 2016: The Main Couples

Yes, the moment of anticipation is finally here! Li Yi Tong (李一桐) is Huang Rong (黄蓉).

William Yang Xu Wen (杨旭文) is Guo Jing (郭靖).

Meng Zi Yi is Mu Nian Ci (穆念慈).

Chen Xing Xu (陈星旭) is Yang Kang (楊康).

As of for now, I think it’s quite refreshing, even if I haven’t watched some of them. (Or maybe that was the point.) I will leave other opinions for later when I finally watch.

So anyway, I just had to check the Baidu page and I ended up laughing so hard, like a maniac that I couldn’t stop for a while. It wasn’t bad, just funny. It was when I saw that Michael Miu was going to portray Huang Yao Shi (黃藥師), Huang Rong’s father. Why? Come on now, he portrayed Yang Kang in the ’83 version, lol. So it was too funny to take him seriously for it. But then, we’ll have to see.

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

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