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Year 2015 in Recap

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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 a challenge of trying to keep up posts for 365 days SO had to brag here. It wasn’t easy and some posts were less impressing 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.

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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 Zeng: 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 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 stuffs. 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!

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Dung Hoi Vi Sao by Philip Huy

Vietnamese Title: Đừng Hỏi Vì Sao (Dung Hoi Vi Sao)

English Translation: Don’t Ask Why

Composer(s)/ Lyricist(s): Sỹ Đan và Lê Đức Long (Sy Dan and Le Duc Long)

Rồi một ngày mưa không đến
There was a day that rain didn’t come
Có tiếng bước chân ai qua
Yet someone’s footsteps were heard
Người hẹn từ muôn kiếp trước
The person whom I’ve a date with since the previous lifetime
Với ánh mắt đen như trời khuya
With eyes as dark as the night sky

Đến lay hồn anh
Came to stir my soul
Đến lay cuộc đời
Came to stir life up
Đời anh đang héo hon
My life is withering

Em đến thay làm mưa
You’ve came to replace the rain
Tưới trên khô cằn
Sprinkling on the drought
Giọt mưa mát tim anh
The raindrops that have cooled my heart

Đừng hỏi vì sao, anh hát vu vơ
Don’t ask why, I’ve been singing nonsensically
Đừng hỏi vì sao, anh ngu anh ngơ, anh thức trắng đêm
Don’t ask why, I’ve been absentminded, I stayed up all night
Đừng hỏi vì sao, anh đã yêu em
Don’t ask why, I’ve loved you
Đừng hỏi vì sao, tim anh bây giờ, riêng bóng hình em…
Don’t ask why, my heart is now, filled with your images…

(music)

Đừng hỏi vì sao em nhé, nếu đã biết anh yêu em
Don’t ask why, my dear, when you’ve already known I love you
Đừng hỏi vì sao em nhé, hãy đến với nhau chia ngày vui
Don’t ask why, my dear, come to my side and share this happiness
Núi cao biển xanh, sóng xô êm đềm
Tall mountains and blue oceans, waves crashing peacefully
Mình yêu nhau nhé em
Let’s love one another

Em…dấu yêu của anh
My dearest love
Đến đây vui vầy
Let’s have some fun
Đời dài có bao lâu
Life could only be so long

Đừng hỏi vì sao, anh hát vu vơ
Don’t ask why, I’ve been singing nonsensically
Đừng hỏi vì sao, anh ngu anh ngơ, anh thức trắng đêm
Don’t ask why, I’ve been absentminded, I stayed up all night
Đừng hỏi vì sao, anh đã yêu em
Don’t ask why, I’ve loved you
Đừng hỏi vì sao, tim anh bây giờ, riêng bóng hình em…
Don’t ask why, my heart is now, filled with your images…

(music)

Đừng hỏi vì sao em nhé, nếu đã biết anh yêu em
Don’t ask why, my dear, when you’ve already known I love you
Đừng hỏi vì sao em nhé, hãy đến với nhau chia ngày vui
Don’t ask why, my dear, come to my side and share this happiness
Núi cao biển xanh, sóng xô êm đềm
Tall mountains and blue oceans, waves crashing peacefully
Mình yêu nhau nhé em
Let’s love one another

Em…dấu yêu của anh
My dearest love
Đến đây vui vầy
Let’s have some fun
Đời dài có bao lâu
Life could only be so long

Đừng hỏi vì sao anh đã yêu em
Don’t ask why I’ve fallen in love with you
Đừng hỏi vì sao anh đưa em đi theo mỗi bước chân
Don’t ask why why I’ve accompanied you until my feet were worn out
Đừng hỏi vì sao anh đã yêu em
Don’t ask why I’ve fallen in love with you
Cuộc đời từ đây anh xin dâng người dâng hết tình anh
From now on, I’m going to dedicate all my life and love to you

(Girl: Đừng hỏi vì sao anh hát vu vơ
Đừng hỏi vì sao anh ngu anh ngơ anh thức trắng đêm)
(Don’t ask why, I’ve been singing nonsensically
Don’t ask why, I’ve been absentminded, I stayed up all night)

Đừng hỏi vì sao, anh đã yêu em
Don’t ask why, I’ve loved you
Đừng hỏi vì sao tim anh bây giờ riêng bóng hình em…
Don’t ask why, my heart is now, filled with your images…

*All English translations were done by DTLCT.

Fan Fiction: Inspirational Songs

This is more like out of fun and to fill the blog with more randomness. One time I was talking to one of my fellow fan fic writers and she was surprised that I actually write with music on since it’s more of a distraction for her than inspiration. So I started to wonder what other fellow writers’ routines are. For this post though, I’m going to reveal all the songs that I ever used for the stories I wrote – that are posted so far on this blog. (Though I won’t list all since sometimes the music is just background and it didn’t really have a major impact for writing some scenes, etc.) Feel free to jump in and share your own experiences, etc.
One-Shots:
Afraid of Darkness – Afraid of Darkness (怕黑) by Bianca Bai
Haunting Past – Don’t Say You Love Me When I’m Feeling Lonely (不要在我寂寞的时候说爱我 ) by Jacky Zheng
Men Don’t Cry – Men Don’t Cry (男兒無淚) by Andrew Yuen
Your Number One – Obviously the song ‘Your Number One’ (你的第一) by Wallace Huo
Misty Morning – A Wound In The Heart (痛彻心扉) by Nicholas Teo
More long-winded Stories:
Heaven’s Gift:

  • Courageous Happiness (勇敢的幸福) by Sweety
  • Primrose (樱花草) by Sweety
  • Rainbow Tears (彩虹眼淚) by Sweety
  • Ghost of You & Me by BBMak

HIDE & SEEK

  • Embrace (擁抱) by Yu Hao Ming
  • Torture (折磨) by 183 Club
  • Peaceful Breakup (和平分手) by Eric Suen

Honey In Tea –
Neurotic

  • Part I
    • Call My Name (叫阮的名) by Eric Moo
    • Give up (放棄) by Dylan Kuo
    • Your Number One (你的第一) by Wallace Huo
  • Part II
    • Still Good Friends (還是好朋友) by Cyndi Wang
    • Waiting (等) by Jacky Zheng
  • Part III
    • Tinh Dau Mai Yeu by Huy Vu
    • Really (真的) by Angela Chang
    • It’s All Right To Forget Me (忘了我也不錯) by Cyndi Wang
    • Invisible Wings (隐形的翅膀) by Angela Chang
    • Listen With Your Heart (用心聽) by Van Fan
    • The Sky Within A Pocket (口袋的天空) by Angela Chang
    • The Rainy Season Has Started (雨季開始了) by Achel Chang
    • Yesterday (昨日) by Chris Wang
    • Too Immersed In The Role (入戲太深) by Jacky Zheng

Payback

  • Find A Word To Replace (找一個字代替) by Samuel Tai
  • Dusk (黃昏) by Steve Chou
  • To Your Side (너의 곁으로) (Piano Instrumental Version)
  • Forever And A Day by Ian Brown
  • Who Understands A Wanderer’s Heart? (誰明浪子心) by Dave Wang
  • How Could You Let Me Suffer? (你怎麼捨得我難過) by Michael Wong
  • Unyielding (倔强) by Mabel Yuan Shan Shan
  • Really (真的) by Angela Chang
  • Love Story 1 (愛的故事 – 上集) by Eric Suen

Scheming Nature:

  • One Person’s Eternity (一個人的天荒地老) by Phil Chang

Slanted Thoughts

  • Part I
    • Mua Thu Co Nho by Tam Doan
  • Part II
    • Heartache (心痛) by Dave Wang
    • Waiting (等) by Jacky Zheng
    • Loved You Once (曾經愛過你) by Jacky Zheng
    • Carefree (消遙) by Wallace Huo
    • Sau Mot Tinh Yeu by Tien Dung
    • For Get Me Not (該忘了) by Amber Kuo
    • Painted Heart (畫心) by Nicole Wang
    • This Is Love (就是愛) by Nicholas Teo and Amber Kuo
    • One Person’s Eternity (一個人的天荒地老) by Phil Chang
    • You Said You Would by Freya Lim

Slicing Boundary:

  • A Wound In The Heart (痛彻心扉) by Nicholas Teo

The Business

  • Painted Heart (畫心) by Nicole Wang
  • Sai Lam Van La Anh by Nhat Hao
  • A Wound In The Heart (痛彻心扉) by Nicholas Teo
  • Rift (缺口) by Freya Lim

The Dating Game

  • Part I:
    • Let Me Love You (讓我愛你) by Vic Chou and Barbie Hsu
    • A Date So Sweet (甜蜜约定) by 183 Club
    • Affective Line (感情线) by 183 Club
    • Can’t Bear To Be Lovers (捨不得當情人) by Jacky Chu
    • I Want You (我要你) by Jacky Chu
    • Joke (笑話) by Jacky Chu
    • Love Is Over (逝去的爱) by Ou Yang Fei Fei
    • Invisible Wings (隐形的翅膀) by Angela Chang
    • Song Ends, People Leave (曲终人散) by Phil Chang
    • Xin Shi (心事) by Tony Sun
    • My Heart Is Like A Cloud (心雲) by Jimmy Lin
    • Torture (折磨) by 183 Club
    • Listen With Your Heart (用心聽) by Van Fan
    • Chuyen Tinh Hoa Ngoc Lan by Ngoc Ho
    • Khong The Chia Xa by Quang Ha
  • Part II:
    • The Rainy Season Has Started (雨季開始了) by Achel Chang
    • I Don’t Regret (我不後悔) by Jimmy Lin
    • Love Letter (情書) by Van Fan
    • Dare to Love (去爱吧) by Hu Ge
    • Em Se Den by Ngoc Huong
  • Part III:
    • White Fox (白狐) by Ai Yi Man
    • Tormented (煎熬) by Tony Sun and Cyndi Wang
    • Nguoi Hay Noi Di Nguoi Oi by Phung Ngoc Huy
    • Love You 10,000 Years (愛你一萬年) by Vic Chou
  • Part IV:
    • You’re My Only One (你是我的唯一) by Eric Moo
    • Every Night (夜夜夜夜) by Jacky Chu
    • Love Story 1 (愛的故事 – 上集) by Eric Suen
    • Admitting Fault (認錯) by Sophia Chou
    • Things Those Girls Taught Me (那些女孩教我的事) by Victor Wong
    • 999 Doa Hoa Hong by Anh Tu
    • Sai Lam Van La Anh by Nhat Hao
    • Belong To (屬於) by Fish Leong
    • Love Is Empty (愛太空) by Cyndi Wang
    • In Love, There’s No Wrong Party (愛情里沒有誰對誰錯) by Jacky Zheng
    • Heartache (心痛) by Dave Wang
    • Lent Heart (心借過) by Cai Xiao Hu (蔡小虎)
    • Don’t Say You Love Me When I’m Feeling Lonely (不要在我寂寞的时候说爱我) by Jacky Zheng
    • Anh Khong Con Yeu Em Nua Dau by Ly Hai
    • One Person’s Eternity (一個人的天荒地老) by Phil Chang
    • Priceless (千金難買) by Phil Chang
    • For You (送給你) by Long Qian Yu
    • Really (真的) by Angela Chang
  • Part V:
    • Noi Nho by Phung Ngoc Huy
    • To Your Side (너의 곁으로) (Piano Instrumental Version)
    • A Wound In The Heart (痛彻心扉) by Nicholas Teo
    • The Rainy Season Has Started (雨季開始了) by Achel Chang
    • Love Won’t Change In This Lifetime (今生情不變) by Kenny Lin (KTV version)
    • Tinh Yeu Don Phuong by Ngoc Ho
  • Part VI:
    • Affective Line (感情线) by 183 Club
    • Dare to Love (去爱吧) by Hu Ge
    • Song Ends, People Leave (曲终人散) by Phil Chang
    • Don’t Say You Love Me When I’m Feeling Lonely (不要在我寂寞的时候说爱我) by Jacky Zheng
    • One Person’s Eternity (一個人的天荒地老) by Phil Chang
    • Admitting Fault (認錯) by Sophia Chou
    • Let Me Love You (讓我愛你) by Vic Chou and Barbie Hsu
    • Invisible Wings (隐形的翅膀) by Angela Chang
    • Priceless (千金難買) by Phil Chang
    • You’re Still Here (你還在) by Freya Lim
    • Too Foolish (太傻) by Eric Moo
    • Don’t Want To Understand (不想懂得) by Angela Chang
    • Dusk (黃昏) by Steve Chou
    • Khong The Chia Xa by Quang Ha
    • Find A Word To Replace (找一個字代替) by Samuel Tai
    • Dung Hoi Vi Sao by Philip Huy
    • I Don’t Regret (我不後悔) by Jimmy Lin
    • Afraid of Darkness (怕黑) by Bianca Bai
    • Dau Co Biet Truoc by Lam Nhat Tien
    • One Umbrella (一把傘) by 183 Club
    • Torture (折磨) by 183 Club
    • Cuoc Tinh Cay Dang by Luong Tung Quang
    • Feeling So Right by Jacky Chu
  • Part VII:

The Other Extreme:

  • Every Night (夜夜夜夜) by Jacky Chu

True Friendship:

  • I Know (我知道) by Shi Xin Hui

Wan Xin Bang:

  • Part I
    • Love Won’t Change In This Lifetime (今生情不變) by Jackie Lui (Canto version)
    • Love Won’t Change In This Lifetime (今生情不變) by Kenny Lin (Mando version)
    • Your Number One (你的第一) by Wallace Huo
    • Men Don’t Cry (男兒無淚) by Andrew Yuen
    • To Your Side (너의 곁으로) by Jo Sung Mo (조성모)
    • To Your Side (너의 곁으로) (Piano Instrumental Version)
    • One Person’s Eternity (一個人的天荒地老) by Phil Chang
    • Don’t Say You Love Me When I’m Feeling Lonely (不要在我寂寞的时候说爱我) by Jacky Zheng
    • Crossroads (分岔路) by Chen Guo Hua (陳國華)
    • Things Those Girls Taught Me (那些女孩教我的事) by Victor Wong
    • Waiting (等) by Jacky Zheng
    • Dem Buon Tinh Le by Truong Vu
    • Heartache (心痛) by Dave Wang
    • For Get Me Not (該忘了) by Amber Kuo
    • The Smile In Your Bosom (在你懷裡的微笑) by Rainie Yang
  • Part II
    • A Mark (記號) by Eric Suen
    • Too Foolish (太傻) by Eric Moo
    • Jiang Dao Li De Shi Zhi Ji (讲道理的是知己) by Dai Rao (戴娆)
  • Part III
    • Suffer For You by Jeff Chang
    • Loi Noi Yeu Dau Tien by Vu Tuan Duc
    • Resenting Heaven For Changing His Heart (怨蒼天變了心) by Sophia Fang
    • When Will We Meet Again? (何日再相見) by Teresa Cheung
    • Two Unwavering Hearts  of Love (情義兩心堅) by Teresa Cheung
    • Commemorating Today’s Love (留住今日情) by Teresa Cheung
    • Men Don’t Cry (男兒無淚) by Andrew Yuen
    • Rouge Tears (胭脂淚) by Luo Yong Juan
    • Fairy in the Water (水中仙) by Steven Ma

When Wishes Come True:

  • Invisible Wings (隐形的翅膀) by Angela Chang
  • The Sky Within A Pocket (口袋的天空) by Angela Chang

*Information will be updated from time to time just for fun.

Nho by Philip Huy

Vietnamese Title: Nhớ (Nho)
English Translation: Missing / Remember
Composer/ Lyricist: Nguyễn Tâm (Nguyen Tam)
(music)
Khi tình yêu vụt bay, tiếc nuối, em yêu đã xa tầm tay
When love suddenly flees, feelings of regrets arise since you’ve gone from within reach
Đêm từ giã, chợt nghe buốt giá con tim anh như chiều nay
Night of separation, frostbites fill up my heart just like this afternoon
Đâu vồng tay ấm áp yêu em cuồng say
Where are those warm arms that loved you passionately?
Không chịu đâu, nụ hôn đấm đuối khi xưa em trao tặng anh
Don’t want to (part with) those kisses that you’ve once gave me
Không chịu đâu, vòng tay ân ái em yêu anh đến cuồng say
Don’t want to (part with) those caring arms that loved me passionately
Anh nằm đây với nỗi ưu tư ngập lòng
I’m lying here with much sorrow flooding my heart
Nhớ! (Nhớ…) Đường vắng theo bước chân anh,
Remember! (Remember…) The deserted street that followed me,
Em đưa anh vào biễn mơ
You’ve pulled me into an ocean of dreams
Giờ thì thầm gọi tên em mãi
Now silently calling your name continuously
Nào ai biết trong anh, giờ đây con tim tan nát
Does anybody know that my heart is breaking apart…?
Em ơi! Khi xa lìa nhau
Oh darling! When we separated.
Không chịu đau người ơi, hãy đến bên anh cho anh đêm nay
Don’t want to (part). Please come closer and accompany me through the night
Khi đã yêu, tình anh cho hết con tim, cho riêng mình em
When in love, I give all my heart exclusively to you
Trong vòng tay ấm áp, yêu như thuở nào
In warm arms, loving you like once ago
*All English translations were done by DTLCT.

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