Year 2017 in Recap

year_review
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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183 Club Reunion: November 2017

(image credit: Ehlo Huang’s Facebook page)

This happened like in mid-November, but I was caught up with other stuffs so didn’t update. Anyway, it finally happened! All five of them managed to meet up again. Ehlo was excited when he shared the pictures of his wall, lol.

Joanne Tseng: A Long Journey

(image credit: Shine)

I just found this clip that someone put together in regard to Joanne’s journey up until now. Well, for the most part. But it really brought back lots of memories. She had gone a long way, worked really hard, and now becoming an established artist. I’m so proud of her.

183 Club Reunion: Onstage! – Part II

Not long after I updated last time, Ehlo shared two more videos of them singing “A Date So Sweet” and “One Umbrella“. And interestingly, Ming Dao jumped off the stage during “One Umbrella” to drag Angel Wang on to the stage with him, joining the rest of them in the spotlight.

*All images were from Ehlo Huang‘s Facebook and Ming Dao‘s Weibo.

Make A New Start by Ming Dao, Ehlo Huang, and Jacky Chu

Song Title: Make A New Start (從頭)

Lyrics by: Ke Cheng Xiong (柯呈雄)

Music by: VJ-Victor Lau and Helen Ng

Producers: Ke Cheng Xiong and VJ-James Chu (柯呈雄, 祝鏘博)

Key:
Bold = Original Lyrics
Navy Blue = Pin Yin
Blue: Jacky
Golden: Ehlo
Green: Ming Dao
Royal Blue: Chorus

你是光 散發著能量
ni shi guang   san fa zhe neng liang
You’re the light that emits with energy
Em là ánh sáng, tỏa ra năng lượng
我是影子緊緊把你綑綁
wo shi ying zi jin jin ba ni kun bang
I’m the shadow that tightly binds you
Tôi là cái bóng, chặt chẽ trói buộc lấy em
我害怕 失去的方向
wo hai pa   shi qu de fang xiang
I’m afraid of losing my direction
Tôi sợ rằng sẽ mất đi phương hướng
沒有我你應該開心微笑
mei you wo ni ying gai kai xin wei xiao
Without me, you would be able to smile happily
Không có tôi, em sẽ vui vẻ mà mỉm cười

你愛我嗎? 只有天知道
ni ai wo ma   zhi you tian zhi dao
Do you love me? Only Heaven would know
Em có yêu tôi không? Chỉ có trời cao mới biết được
再回不到那些美好時光
zai hui bu dao na xie mei hao shi guang
We can’t return to those beautiful times
Chúng ta không thể nào quay lại những chuỗi ngày tươi đẹp đó

Please don’t go 你不再愛我
please don’t go   ni bu zai ai wo
Please don’t go. You don’t love me anymore
Xin đừng đi. Em không còn yêu tôi nữa
你忘記 曾給我的承諾
ni wang ji   ceng gei wo de cheng nuo
You’ve forgotten the past promise that you gave me
Em đã quên những lời hứa đối với tôi trước đây
Please don’t go 什麼都別說
please don’t go   shen me dou bie shuo
Please don’t go. Don’t say anything at all
Xin đừng đi. Đừng nói một lời nào hết
空氣裡 只剩我一個難過
kong qi li   zhi sheng wo yi ge nan guo
Within the atmosphere, I’m the only one that is sad
Trong không khí, chỉ còn lại mình tôi buồn bã

(music)

都忘掉 我對你的好
dou wang diao   wo dui ni de hao
You’ve forgotten all how good I treated you
Em đã quên đi hết những lúc tôi đối tốt với em
就像腦海裡的塊橡皮擦
jiu xiang nao hai li de kuai xiang pi ca
Just like an eraser in the mind
Giống như là một cục tẩy trong đầu vậy
我清楚 什麼叫幸福
wo qing chu   shen me jiao xing fu
I understand what is called happiness
Tôi hiểu rõ cái gì gọi là hạnh phúc
就是看你慢慢把我忘掉
jiu shi kan ni man man ba wo wang diao
Just like seeing you slowly forgetting me
Giống như là nhìn thấy em từ từ đem tôi quên đi

你愛我嗎? 只有天知道
ni ai wo ma zhi you tian zhi dao
Do you love me? Only Heaven would know
Em có yêu tôi không? Chỉ có trời cao mới biết được
再回不到那些美好時光
zai hui bu dao na xie mei hao shi guang
We can’t return to those beautiful times
Chúng ta không thể nào quay lại những chuỗi ngày tươi đẹp đó

Please don’t go 你不再愛我
please don’t go ni bu zai ai wo
Please don’t go. You don’t love me anymore
Xin đừng đi. Em không còn yêu tôi nữa
你忘記 曾給我的承諾
ni wang ji ceng gei wo de cheng nuo
You’ve forgotten the past promise that you gave me
Em đã quên những lời hứa đối với tôi trước đây
Please don’t go 什麼都別說
please don’t go shen me dou bie shuo
Please don’t go. Don’t say anything at all
Xin đừng đi. Đừng nói một lời nào hết
空氣裡 只剩我一個難過
kong qi li zhi sheng wo yi ge nan guo
Within the atmosphere, I’m the only one that is sad
Trong không khí, chỉ còn lại mình tôi buồn bã

Please從頭 好好的愛我
please cong tou   hao hao de ai wo
Please, from the start, love me properly
Xin hãy, ngay từ lúc đầu, yêu tôi một cách thích đáng
不可以讓一個人承受
bu ke yi rang yi ge ren sheng shou
Can’t just let one person bear it all
Không thể nào để cho một người phải chịu đựng hết
Please從頭 什麼都別說
please cong tou   shen me dou bie shou
Please, from the start, don’t say anything at all
Xin hãy, ngay từ lúc đầu, đừng nói một lời nào hết
我願意 重新的和你生活
wo yuan yi   zhong xin de he ni sheng huo
I’m willing to make a new start, living with you once again
Tôi tình nguyện làm lại từ đầu mà cùng em chung sống trở lại

*All translations were done by DTLCT.