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!

Noi Nho by Phung Ngoc Huy

(Uploaded by: Nguyễn Tuấn Vinh)

Vietnamese Title: Nỗi Nhớ (Noi Nho)

English Translation: Longing

Composer/ Lyricist: Minh Thụy (Minh Thuy)

Có nỗi nhớ bao đêm anh thầm giấu
There’s this longing I’ve been secretly hiding
Vây quanh anh bao nhiêu nỗi sầu
Surrounding me with its infinite sorrows
Phải chăng ngày qua anh đã dối gian nhiều
Is it because of how I’ve been deceitful in the past?
Để giờ đây một mình anh với nỗi nhớ
Henceforth, now I’m alone with this longing

Sao quên đi tháng năm ta gần nhau
How could the months and years that we’ve spent together be forgotten so easily?
Bao yêu thương quanh ta lấp đầy
The presence of love is so overwhelming
Giờ thôi người đi mang hết những yêu thương
Now that you’re leaving, you’ve taken along with you all the love
Phải chăng em không còn yêu?
Is it because you no longer love?

Những phút giây ngày ấy
The moments of that day
Những dấu yêu còn đây
The traces of love are still visible
Cớ sao vụt bay?
How could it fly away just like that?
Tình yêu đã lỡ thật rồi
Love is really gone just like that

Vẫn cứ ngỡ em nơi đây
Still believing that you’re here
Vẫn cứ ngỡ chưa chia tay
Still believing that we haven’t broken up
Vẫn hay em đang gần bên anh
Still under the acknowledgement that you’re by my side

Cố giấu đi niềm nhớ
Trying to hide the longing
Cho qua ngày bơ vơ
To forget the loneliness
Có chăng lầm lỡ
Perhaps the lost was
Vì anh chẳng biết đợi chờ
Due to the fact that I didn’t know how to wait

Đến phút cuối em ra đi
Til the last minute that you’re leaving
Nuốt nước mắt khi chia ly
Swallowing back tears during the separation
Người đi, giờ mình anh với nỗi nhớ chơi vơi
Since your departure, I’m left with intense longings
Bao đêm khóc thầm
Along with the endless nights in silent tears

(music)

Có nỗi nhớ bao đêm anh thầm giấu
There’s this longing I’ve been secretly hiding
Vây quanh anh bao nhiêu nỗi sầu
Surrounding me with its infinite sorrows
Phải chăng ngày qua anh đã dối gian em
Is it because of how I’ve deceived you in the past?
Để giờ đây một mình anh với nỗi nhớ
Henceforth, now I’m alone with this longing

Sao quên đi tháng năm ta gần nhau
How could the months and years that we’ve spent together be forgotten so easily?
Bao yêu thương quanh ta lấp đầy
The presence of love is so overwhelming
Giờ thôi người đi mang hết những yêu thương
Now that you’re leaving, you’ve taken along with you all the love
Phải chăng em không còn yêu?
Is it because you no longer love?

Những phút giây ngày ấy
The moments of that day
Những dấu yêu còn đây
The traces of love are still visible
Cớ sao vụt bay?
How could it fly away just like that?
Tình yêu đã lỡ thật rồi
Love is really gone just like that

Vẫn cứ ngỡ em nơi đây
Still believing that you’re here
Vẫn cứ ngỡ chưa chia tay
Still believing that we haven’t broken up
Vẫn hay em đang gần bên anh
Still under the acknowledgement that you’re by my side

Cố giấu đi niềm nhớ
Trying to hide the longing
Cho qua ngày bơ vơ
To forget the loneliness
Có chăng lầm lỡ
Perhaps the lost was
Vì anh chẳng biết đợi chờ
Due to the fact that I didn’t know how to wait

Đến phút cuối em ra đi
Til the last minute that you’re leaving
Nuốt nước mắt khi chia ly
Swallowing back tears during the separation
Người đi, giờ mình anh với nỗi nhớ chơi vơi
Since your departure, I’m left with intense longings
Bao đêm khóc thầm
Along with the endless nights in silent tears

(music)

Khi yêu nhau em luôn nói bên nhau dài lâu
During the times we’ve loved each other, you’ve often said we’ll be together forever
Và khi xa nhau em không nói với anh một câu
And upon our separation, you didn’t even utter one phrase to me
Lặng thầm đi mãi…
Only walked away silently…

Những phút giây ngày ấy
The moments of that day
Những dấu yêu còn đây
The traces of love are still visible
Cớ sao vụt bay?
How could it fly away just like that?
Tình yêu đã lỡ thật rồi
Love is really gone just like that

Vẫn cứ ngỡ em nơi đây
Still believing that you’re here
Vẫn cứ ngỡ chưa chia tay
Still believing that we haven’t broken up
Vẫn hay em đang gần bên anh
Still under the acknowledgement that you’re by my side

Cố giấu đi niềm nhớ
Trying to hide the longing
Cho qua ngày bơ vơ
To forget the loneliness
Có chăng lầm lỡ
Perhaps the lost was
Vì anh chẳng biết đợi chờ
Due to the fact that I didn’t know how to wait

Đến phút cuối em ra đi
Til the last minute that you’re leaving
Nuốt nước mắt khi chia ly
Swallowing back tears during the separation
Người đi, giờ mình anh với nỗi nhớ chơi vơi
Since your departure, I’m left with intense longings
Bao đêm khóc thầm
Along with the endless nights in silent tears

Giờ còn mình anh với nỗi nhớ chơi vơi
Now I’m the only one left with intense longings
Bao đêm khóc thầm…
Along with the endless nights in silent tears…

*All English translations were done by DTLCT.