Eddie Peng, Hu Ge, Ken Chang, Kevin Yan Kuan, Mainland China Entertainment, Qiao Zhen Yu, Wallace Huo

The Handsomest Men of the (Ancient) World

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I just stumbled upon this MV and couldn’t help but share. (Click here for the original on Weibo and here for Vietnamese subs of the song.) The song is Zhang Jie’s “Tian Xia”. I used Ken’s picture because that was where I first saw the video being share.

Anyway, did you see your favorites in here?

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Mainland China Entertainment, Qiao Zhen Yu

Healing Love: Qiao Zhen Yu

*Images credit: Weibo

Mainland China Entertainment, Qiao Zhen Yu

Healing Love: A Qiao Zhen Yu and Wallace Chung Collaboration

I saw the news of the two collaborating the other day on one of the fan pages but I didn’t really believe it. I meant I know they collaborated in the past already but thought I hunt down for more legit sources. A quick check on Weibo clarified matters even more since the official page was already created for the drama and pictures were added.

So excited! They’re two of my favorites so it’s good news for me. I tried to search around some more to see if it was adapted from some novel–like it was with the majority of the dramas of recent, but haven’t found anything yet. Looking forward to the drama anyway.

The female lead is Lolita Wang. I haven’t seen her in anything that I could remember so I’ll look forward to her performance also.

*Images credit: Weibo

Mainland China Entertainment, Qiao Zhen Yu

As Long As You Love Me: Adaptation

I first noticed this when Perfect World Pictures posted. This is adapted from the novel of the same name and will be broadcast on iQiYi and Jiangsu TV respectively. The filming locations will include Vancouver, Shanghai, and Taiwan. This drama will be about 40 episodes. (Click here to follow their official Weibo page directly.)

Wallace Chung will portray Zhou Yan Zhao (周衍照 ).

The other male lead is Qiao Zhen Yu and he will portray Jiang Ze (蒋泽).

Ying Er rounds out the main cast and she will portray the female lead, Zhou Xiao Meng (周晓萌).

I have never read the novel but I’m interested in the cast and want to see Ying Er leading at long last. Well, she was sort of having important roles in the past too but I think this one might be her opportunity thus far to show her talent.

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

General

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!