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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Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace: Janine Chang – Part II

The wrap-up was awhile back, but once again, I’m the slow poke that didn’t update, lol.

What compelled me to update at long last was this scene. Now I’m more eager to watch it.

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

Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace: Janine Chang

I know about this drama since last year. It was just that I didn’t care for it. I meant some people I like are in here, but in general, I try to avoid palace dramas. It has been out of control since the Huan Zhu Ge Ge phase, lol. It has not stopped since then. I get it, people are so intrigued by those palace schemes or whatever. Yet, I’m not a fan of those types of dramas. So yeah. What’s the point of doing this post, right? Read the title. I’m just interested in Janine’s character, lol.

What’s more, she’s collaborating with Wallace. Although she’s not the main lead, obviously, since that goes to Zhou Xun (so deserving for the title role too). But just for this post, I’m focusing on Janine since I know plenty other sites out there are already gushing over the astonishing stills of the main couple.

Anyway, Janine’s portraying Yong Qi’s mother in here. If you watched Huan Zhu Ge Ge, that was Wu A Ge. This, of course, was years before when the parents were much younger. To me, Wallace and Janine–their worlds do not collide, except for my fan fics, but they were still paired with other people. Yet they’re finally collaborating in this drama. Maybe I’m intrigued enough to jump in and watch.

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