Fan Fiction: Critiquing Your Own Stories

Years ago when I was still active on Winglin and other online communities, there was an explosion of different authors and readers alike coming out with websites or their own page to critique different fan fiction authors. Whether it was to help the authors improve their writing techniques or just something fun to do, it was quite an experience. I never submitted my stories to any of those websites but found them intriguing because I learned of how an author’s perspective could be versus how readers see it. It’s so obvious for everyday, published authors to go through this process. But at that time when I started posting my stories online, it was a new experience for me and it opened my eyes to some levels.

So, what’s the point of this post, right? Especially when I’ve been lagging soooo much on stories. This is an attempt to get back into it. Because the following will be an activity like the title said. I’m going to have fun and critique all the fanfictions I’ve ever written. Yes, I won’t leave anything untouched. But before I do, here’s a disclaimer for those who haven’t read the stories yet (so don’t say I didn’t warn you):

NOTE: The following contains spoilers (obviously from the title), SO if you haven’t read my stories yet, DO NOT proceed.

The beginning of the story had great potential and felt refreshing. It paved a nice and peaceful picture and a hopeful feeling because it described the two major characters’ feelings and goals in life. The humorous exchanges between several characters led readers to believe it would be a fun story. Although it had some typical formula of a small-town family with the scenic backdrop to pave the way, there was some mystery with various characters that readers could look forward to exploring. All in all, it paved a promising picture.

The problem with this story was that it was too wordy. It was one of my first attempts at writing fanfiction so it got so messy with descriptions. It didn’t take into account “show instead of telling” so it felt flaky and corny. In addition, because there was a setback with the last few chapters so it dived into the morbid side without intending to in the first place. It completely took away from the main plot and its lighthearted feeling that was established in the first place. A bad call. Like the feeling when the writers totally gave up and just wanted to end it already like how I often criticize them, lol. Also, the feeling of the celebs chosen was so random and unorganized, like lumping a bunch of people together just because. It felt like a test run.

Heaven’s Gift

The setting at the beach at the beginning of the story was promising and lighthearted. It presented a typical picture yet also let readers see a glimpse into each major character’s personality with a dash of humor. It seemed like they didn’t change much over the years, except for the circumstances around them. Light humor continued to occupy the scene, paving the story and pushing the major characters together–or apart–as time went by. There were some surprising details to the plot but it lacked some details here and there, not allowing the full potential of the plot to be explored.

HIDE & SEEK

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Honey In Tea

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Neurotic

Like some other stories, it started out describing the scenery and then introducing the characters. The weather, once again, like some other stories, gave hints to what the plot was going to be like. There was some side humor but just subtle, not too much. It was saying like the story meant business and it was no time to joke around, not really.

It was an interesting concept although it didn’t take in a lot of rules of sci-fi and went off the rails regarding technicalities. However, what made up for it was the layout of the major characters. It kept consistent and featured three female leads. What broke the rule for the third one was leading into a happier, hopeful ending than was predicted. It also gave more character and depth to one of the so-called villains and even allowed for that person to redeem himself and had a start over.

Payback

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Scheming Nature

This was a typical setup of two pairings that were living on the opposite side of society. They met and interacted and somehow became entangled in a complex scheme. It provided a sense of mystery to the overall story and made the readers want to know what was to come and where the story was heading toward. The ending was a bit of an unknown, especially after the intense confrontations between two of the major characters and how it went down. However, it proved to be going on a typical route with allowing all problems to be resolved in a more favorable manner.

This story attempted to mock the life of gangsters and how it was supposed to be yet failed because, in the end, it was equally cliche and was corny in a sense of allowing some bizarre details to come into play. Although having the theme of gang-related activities as the backdrop for the plot, it failed to achieve its intended effect because of the halfway compromise of the mood as an overall. Sometimes, it edged toward the side of intensity or darkness that could push past the barriers of safety but it was shy of making it into something much more.

Slanted Thoughts

The story started out really random, bordering childishness because of the constant fights between two of the major characters. However, it evolved into a sadder story because of what happened at the end. Although it attempted to resurrect the atmosphere with some side humor, the plot never recovered with the happiness felt at the beginning of the story. It was later explained in the second part why it was so and eventually leading the plot into a darker path than was originally intended to–or so it seemed when compared to the beginning of the first part. What the plot lacked severely was the explanation and more details into a certain mysterious organization that impacted some characters’ lives so many years and ongoing. Some of the undertones provided a hint about how they were a big deal and were not to be messed with. Yet it failed to back up the claim as the story went along and eventually wrapped up. It also never explained why Tammy’s character had so much impact on what Wallace’s life was going to be and yet left him alone after he had apparently restored his memories. Or was it because it was to emphasize how scary he was if he returned to his past self? Or because the organization didn’t care how things turned out and that it was only important they kept everything a secret? Some things were never answered.

Slicing Boundary

This was a fun read, at least at the beginning. Sure, there were childish humor and constant competition between the two siblings–or so readers thought as it was with typical siblings rivalry. However, it took a dark turn, killing a major character unnecessarily. Was that an attempt to be overdramatic? Or was it because the writer just decided to give up and end it that way?

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The Dating Game

The story seemed really random but that wasn’t a bad thing. It hinted potential with so many major characters involved and how each was at a different point in their lives. It was fascinating to see how they all met and would become important–one way or another–in each other’s lives. The story shifted between humor and intensity and back again. Yet always managed to push the plot forward, introducing new characters or circumstances into their lives and how they would react to those situations.

Although the cast was so extended that it provided an outlet for many story arches yet because it was so crowded that it didn’t allow for a focus on some characters. Also, some of the characters had suffered from the inconsistency of personality, except for the main characters. It also created an unrealistic atmosphere with so many of their gatherings and their strong bonds over the years. It could be both good and bad but mostly it was unrealistic. Not to mention how ridiculously meddlesome most of them were of one another’s lives. The occasional stalking of various parties was equally bizarre.

The Other Extreme

The first scene already gave a snapshot of what the story was going to be about and how the dark mood predicted the inevitable ending for some characters. The weather foreshadowed a lot of the scenes that were to come for the story. The layout wasn’t bad yet the constant side randomness and humor involving the characters downplayed the overall theme for the majority of the story. It was actually character-based and not plot-based like it should have been. The lack of information on both gang’s background made it hard to relate and didn’t allow for more interest toward that side of the story. It became a wannabe gangster story because it didn’t say how or why they were fighting or fleeing for their lives. It was only covered briefly at the beginning of how both sides had been fighting since forever yet never revealed the real reason why.

Tri-Visual

The storytelling style was strange yet intriguing. It made readers want to read more and find out what was going on and what was the deal with these characters. Or if they could get out from the current prison they were in. However, there were only glimpses here and there and some side details of the characters. They could have been extended to a much more complex story.

True Friendship

This story started out introducing the main characters right away and hinted at their established relationship and how it would come into play later on. The story began lighthearted with some side humor and then took a more serious turn as the characters acknowledge much more complex issues surrounding their lives. In some sense, the story allowed the characters to face reality with a hard punch. But in other sense, it felt a little dramatic and forced. Yet the story was still written a dialed down sort of way, like some subtlety of daily life happenings that could edge toward blandness but jumped back with a kick to tell us that reality will strike again. It was a mixture of complexity and simplicity. It had this balance and one tip of the scale would lead the story spiraling away.

When Wishes Come True

The story introduced some promising aspects, such as the story being told from the main character’s point of view. There were also inspirational quotes involved. So that sort of gave a feeling of a legit book. However, it took a shaky turn and ended up being a typical high school, mean girl type of war. There were some interesting ideas but the execution was terrible and the plot dull. If at all, that was.

Winds & Rain

Extremely disappointing because it seemed like an attempt to crank out something that involved the two main characters. It seemed like an unfinished story and didn’t involve a lot of details. It would have been better to wait for some sort of idea to come forth before continuing with the story. It should have been a one-shot, then it would make more sense.

Conclusion

So, aside from being random for this post, what’s the point here? Of all the stories I’ve written, I only liked True Friendship. Yes, that sad. I took it slow and made it through without feeling like I needed to rush anything or wanted to write to please readers. It wasn’t like I didn’t add in random conversations or some bizarre humor. The story had both. But what was different was how the two main characters didn’t end up together but also didn’t downplay their relationship throughout. It acknowledged some of the more realistic aspects of life, even if it didn’t allow for the story to cover all. I did get stuck on it at one time but the time spent thinking about the plot as an overall and side brainstorming, it had allowed me to change the ending for the better, at least to me.

I also realized some things about my writing styles. Well, I already realized it for a while now but here’s an outright confession, lol. Some characters, especially the main ones, tend to fall into one formula. So I think that’s something to take into account to try to make it different in the future. Or least mix it up a bit.

If anyone noticed, I think I got influenced by Gu Long and Jin Yong at times, lol. No jokes. Sad, but I read those two a lot so I got influenced, especially with describing sceneries and stuff. But of course, I couldn’t go to their level. Not yet. The reason I said “not yet” is because I at least want to reserve some hope that one day I could reach another level. Or like find my own styles. For now, just recognizing the flaws is enough.

So that’s the fun post. More to come in the future, hopefully.

NOTE: This post will be updated from time to write as I add more stories to my blog or finish the current ones.

We’re All Afraid of Pain by Wilber Pan

(Uploaded by: Diana Sim)

Song Title: We’re All Afraid of Pain (我們都怕痛)

Music by: Lin Zi Liang (林子良)

Lyrics by: Lin Zi Liang / Wang Ya Jun (林子良 / 王雅君)

Key:
Bold = Original
Blue = Pin Yin
Faded Red = English
Royal Blue = Vietnamese

她說她再也不相信 眞愛
ta shuo ta zai ye bu xiang xin   zhen ai
She said she doesn’t believe in true love anymore
Cô ta nói rằng cô ta không còn tin tưởng vào tình yêu chân thật
我能給的安全感 也用完
wo neng gei de an quan gan   ye yong wan
What I could give her as feeling of security has already been used up
Cảm giác an toàn mà tôi có thể cho cô ta cũng đã dùng hết
原本的孤單 己變成不安
yuan ben de gu dan   ji bian cheng bu an
The original feeling of loneliness has turned into insecurity
Cảm giác cô đơn đã biến thành bất an
像看穿卻又放不下 依賴
xiang kan chuan que you fang bu xia   yi lai
Like being able to see clearly yet couldn’t let go of dependency
Giống như đã nhìn thấu được nhưng không thể buông xuống sự ỷ lại

看著她低頭 勇敢牽著她就走
kan zhe ta di tou   yong gan qian zhe ta jiu zou
Seeing her with her head down, I courageously hold her hand and walk on
Thấy cô ta cúi đầu, tôi dũng cảm nắm tay cô ta và tiếp tục đi
別怕 只要在一起就能穿越黑晝
bie pa   zhi yao zai yi qi jiu neng chuan yue hei zhou
Don’t be afraid, only being together could overcome the dark days
Đừng sợ, chỉ cần gần bên nhau mới có thể vượt qua những ngày u ám
她的眼晴說 愛太迷人卻猜不透
ta de yan qing shuo   ai tai mi ren que cai bu tou
Her eyes say that love is enticing yet couldn’t be guessed
Cặp mắt của cô ta nói lên sự mê ly của tình yêu nhưng không thể đoán được
她的脆弱只有我能 看懂
ta de cui ruo zhi you wo neng   kan dong
Only I could see her vulnerabilities
Chỉ có tôi mới hiểu được sự yếu đuối của cô ta

我們都怕痛 但又好想試著牽手
wo men dou pa tong   dan you hao xiang shi zhe qian shou
We’re all afraid of pain, but still want to try and hold hands
Chúng ta đều sợ đau khổ, nhưng vẫn cứ thử nắm tay nhau
兩個心 隱藏在背後不敢承諾
liang ge xin   yin cang zai bei hou bu gan cheng nuo
Hidden behind the two hearts is the fear of making promises
Ẩn sau hai trái tim là sự không dám hứa
不想再難過 丟棄回憶重新來過
bu xiang zai nan guo   diu qi hui yi zhong xin lai guo
Don’t be sad, discard the memories and start over again
Đừng buồn nữa, bỏ đi những hồi ức và làm lại từ đầu
讓我永遠牽著你 把手給我
rang wo yong yuan qian zhe ni   ba shou gei wo
Let me hold your hands forever, give me your hand
Hãy để tôi vĩnh viễn có thể nắm tay em, hãy trao tay cho tôi

(music)

她說她再也不相信 眞愛
ta shuo ta zai ye bu xiang xin   zhen ai
She said she doesn’t believe in true love anymore
Cô ta nói rằng cô ta không còn tin tưởng vào tình yêu chân thật
我能給的安全感 也用完
wo neng gei de an quan gan   ye yong wan
What I could give her as feeling of security has already been used up
Cảm giác an toàn mà tôi có thể cho cô ta cũng đã dùng hết
原本的孤單 己變成不安
yuan ben de gu dan   ji bian cheng bu an
The original feeling of loneliness has turned into insecurity
Cảm giác cô đơn đã biến thành bất an
像看穿卻又放不下 依賴
xiang kan chuan que you fang bu xia   yi lai
Like being able to see clearly yet couldn’t let go of dependency
Giống như đã nhìn thấu được nhưng không thể buông xuống sự ỷ lại

看著我低頭 她說她願跟我走
kan zhe wo di tou   ta shuo ta yuan gen wo zou
Seeing me with my head down, she said she’s willing to walk with me
Thấy tôi cúi đầu, cô ta nói rằng cô ta nguyện đi cùng tôi
好怕 讓她心碎的痛又反覆折磨
hao pa   rang ta xin sui de tong you fan fu zhe mo
Really afraid that she would be heart-broken once again
Rất sợ rằng cô ta lại bị cõi lòng tan nát
我的眼晴說 笑或淚我都會守候
wo de yan qing shuo   xiao huo lei wo dou hui shou hou
My eyes say that whether in laughter or tears, I would be by her side
Đôi mắt tôi nói lên rằng dù cười hay khóc, tên cũng vẫn ở cạnh cô ta
她是我唯一執著的執著
ta shi wo wei yi zhi zhuo de zhi zhuo
She is my one and only perseverance
Cô ta là sự kiên trì duy nhứt của tôi

我們都怕痛 但又好想試著牽手
wo men dou pa tong   dan you hao xiang shi zhe qian shou
We’re all afraid of pain, but still want to try and hold hands
Chúng ta đều sợ đau khổ, nhưng vẫn cứ thử nắm tay nhau
兩個心 隱藏在背後不敢承諾
liang ge xin   yin cang zai bei hou bu gan cheng nuo
Hidden behind the two hearts is the fear of making promises
Ẩn sau hai trái tim là sự không dám hứa
不想再難過 丟棄回憶重新來過
bu xiang zai nan guo   diu qi hui yi zhong xin lai guo
Don’t be sad, discard the memories and start over again
Đừng buồn nữa, bỏ đi những hồi ức và làm lại từ đầu
讓我永遠牽著你 把手給我
rang wo yong yuan qian zhe ni   ba shou gei wo
Let me hold your hands forever, give me your hand
Hãy để tôi vĩnh viễn có thể nắm tay em, hãy trao tay cho tôi

*All translations were done by DTLCT.

Celebs Real Life Couples

Okay, I was just bored and wanted to start a list. But I will only include the ones I know for sure of OR care about somewhat. So if you don’t see your favorites on there, DON’T freak out. Also, I’m not including any past relationships OR rumors. AND–yes, this is the last one–I’m dividing them by region since I was getting a headache trying to group ’em one way or another.

Hong Kong

  • Andy Hui and Sammi Cheng
  • Angela Tong and Chin Ka Lok
  • Edmond So and Winnie Lau
  • Eric Suen and Macy Chan
  • Ekin Cheng and Yoyo Mung
  • Felix Wong and Leung Kit Wah
  • Frankie Lam and Kenix Kwok
  • Hacken Lee and Emily Lo
  • Jacky Cheung and May Lo
  • John Chiang and Lee Lam Lam
  • Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan
  • Leila Tong and Desmond Tang
  • Liu Kai Chi and Barbara Chan
  • Michael Miu and Jamie Chik
  • Noel Leung and Gary Chan
  • Power Chan and Mimi Lo
  • Roger Kwok and Cindy Au
  • Simon Yam and Qi Qi
  • Stephen Fung and Shu Qi
  • Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Carina Lau
  • Wong Cho Lam and Leanne Li

Mainland China

  • Benny Qian and Coco Lv
  • Deng Chao and Betty Sun Li
  • Dong Xuan and Gao Yun Xiang
  • Fu Xin Bo and Ying Er
  • Kevin Yan and Sunny Du
  • Qiao Zhen Yu and Wang Qian Yi
  • Tiffany Tang Yan and Luo Jin
  • Tong Li Ya and Chen Si Cheng
  • Zhang Jie and Xie Na

Taiwan

  • Alice Ko and Kunda Hsieh
  • Alyssa Chia and Xiu Jie Kai
  • Ann Hsu and Roy Chiu
  • Blue J and Sandrine Pinna
  • Blue Lan and Jade Chou
  • Calvin Chen and Joanne Tseng
  • Chen Yu Feng and Ye Jia Yu
  • Eric Huang and Jenny Lu
  • June Tsai and Lee Yi
  • Justine Ji and Wu Jian Xin
  • Leroy Yang and Jiang Zu Ping
  • Nylon Chen and Lene Lai
  • Phil Chang and Shi Yi Lang
  • Vic Chou and Reen Yu
  • Wallace Huo and Ruby Lin
  • Wesley Chia and Amanda Chu

Singapore

  • Christopher Lee and Fann Wong

MIXED

  • Ada Choi and Max Zhang
  • Archie Kao and Zhou Xun
  • Dicky Cheung and Jess Zhang
  • Gallen Lo and Sophie Su
  • Mark Chao and Gao Yuan Yuan
  • Michelle Chen and Chen Xiao
  • Nicky Wu and Cecilia Liu Shi Shi
  • Sonija Kwok and Zhu Shao Jie

*This list will be updated from time to time.

Golden Bell Awards 2014: Winners

Okay, here are the results for this year. All are listed in the order they were presented.

Best Film Editing – Presenter(s): Liang Xiu Shen ( 梁修身) and ?:
An Bang and Zheng Xin Kai (安邦、鄭心愷) – Double Happiness (主桌)
Ke Wen Li (柯汶利) – Freeman (自由人)
Fan Yang Zhong and Lin Xin Min (范揚仲、林欣民) – Almost Heaven (回家的女人)
Chen Bo Wen and Li Yi Shan (陳博文、李宜珊) – Youth’s Advancement – In Regards To 20 Onward (青春的進擊—關於二十,以及¬¬。) (PTS)
Yang Shou Yi and Lin Xin Min (楊守義、林欣民) – Discovery – Army Frogmen (台灣特戰部隊)

Best Cinematography – Presenter(s): Liang Xiu Shen ( 梁修身) and ?:
Li Ming (李鳴) – Cigarette Ends (菸蒂)
Chen Tian Bao (陳添寶) – Record Standpoint – Boiling Sand River (紀錄觀點—滾滾沙河) (PTS)
Ma Hua (馬華) – Freeman (自由人)
Chen Yu Jie and Lin Hou Cheng (陳鈺杰、林厚成) – Rite of Spring (曉之春)
Chen Jun Kang, Xu Zhi Wei, Zhu Pei Ji, and Ye Dao Hong (陳俊康、許智為、朱培基、葉道宏) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)

Best Lighting – Presenter(s): Ye Tian Lun (葉天倫) and Chen Bo Zheng (陳博正):
Ding Hai De (丁海德) – Lonely River (在河左岸)
Li Shao Yun and Wang Zhi Zheng (李少雲、王知政) – Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩)
Deng Ji Xuan (鄧紀璿) – Cou Zhen (湊陣) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Xie Jian Fa (謝建發) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)
Su Liang Zhi (蘇良志) – Once Upon A Time In Beitou (熱海戀歌)

Best Sound Editing – Presenter(s): Ye Tian Lun (葉天倫) and Chen Bo Zheng (陳博正):
Shen Sheng De and Li Ying  (沈聖德、李穎) – Housework Proposal (家事提案)
Du Du Zhi (杜篤之) – PTS HD Record Version – Golden Horse Series  (公視HD紀錄片—金馬系列【戰酒】)
Zhou Zong Kun and Chen Yi Qi (周宗崑、陳羿棨) – Life Journey – Hello Brain! (生命旅程—Hello Brain!) (PTS)
Jiang Tao (蔣韜) – To-Go Station (客家電視電影院—《到站》) ( Hakka TV)
Xue Yi Xin, Wu Xin Ying, and Yu Zheng Xian (薛易欣、吳欣穎、余政憲) –  Freeman (自由人)

Best Art and Design – Presenter(s): Ye Tian Lun (葉天倫) and Chen Bo Zheng (陳博正):
Fan Jia Qi (范家綺) – The Snail School (慢吞吞小學)
Peng Wei Min and Ye Cheng Da (彭維民、葉承達) – Freeman (自由人)
Pu Shi Rong (蒲士榮) – Almost Heaven (回家的女人)
Liu Ji Fu and Lin Zhi Ming (劉基福、林智明) – Lonely River (在河左岸)
Su Yao Tang and Li Jian Yu (蘇耀堂、李建裕) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)

Best Supporting Actor – Mini-series/ Tele-movies – Presenter(s): Joe Cheng (鄭元暢) and Amber Kuo (郭采潔):
Lv Fu Lu (呂福祿) – Land of Purple Pearl (紺珠之地) (PTS’ Student Life Story Collection)
Rock (洛可杉) – Wu Di Zhan Jian Xie He Hao  (無敵戰艦協和號)
Xi Xiang (喜翔) – Cigarette Ends (菸蒂)
Cai Ming Xiu (蔡明修) – Freeman (自由人)
Pan Qin Yu (潘親御) – Summer Trifles (夏日紀事) (PTS’ Student Life Story Collection)

Best Supporting Actress – Mini-series/ Tele-movies – Presenter(s): Joe Cheng (鄭元暢) and Amber Kuo (郭采潔):
June Tsai (蔡君茹) / Liu Yue (六月) – Go Ah Wen! (加油喔!阿文) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Chen Ying Liu (陳英柳) – Forward, Sir! (轉。大人) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Yang Jie Mei (楊潔玫) – Thank You, Patronage(銘謝惠顧)
Jenny Wen (溫貞菱) – Rite of Spring (曉之春)
Rao Xing Xing (饒星星) – Freeman (自由人)

Best Screenwriter/ Script – Tele-movies:
Wang Jia Jun and Fu Kai Ling (王傢軍、傅凱羚) – Land of Purple Pearl (紺珠之地)
Chen Yu Li (陳昱俐) – Freeman (自由人)
Chen Yu Jie, Wang Li Wen, and Li Zhang Qing Hui (陳鈺杰、王莉雯、李張清慧) – Rite of Spring (曉之春)
Liang Mo Fei and An Zhe Yi (梁莫非、安哲毅) – Thank You, Patronage (銘謝惠顧)
Zhang Qi En and Wang Chuan Zong (張綺恩、王傳宗) – Just Want To Challenge You To Live Another Day (只想比你多活一天)

Best Director – Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
Wang Chuan Zong (王傳宗) – Just Want To Challenge You To Live Another Day (只想比你多活一天)
An Zhe Yi (安哲毅) – Thank You, Patronage (銘謝惠顧)
Ke Wen Li (柯汶利) – Freeman (自由人)
Chen Yu Jie (陳鈺杰) – Rite of Spring (曉之春)
Liao Shi Han (廖士涵) – Cigarette Ends (菸蒂)

Best Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
PTS’ Life Story Collection – Just Want To Challenge You To Live Another Day (只想比你多活一天)
PTS’ Student Life Story Collection – Freeman (自由人)
PTS’ Life Story Collection – Almost Heaven (回家的女人)
PTS’ Life Story Collection – Ming Xie Hui Gu (銘謝惠顧)
Rite of Spring (曉之春) (CTV)

Best Leading Actor – Mini-series/ Tele-movies – Presenter(s): Long Shao Hua (龍劭華):
Wang Xi Rui (王錫瑞) / Wang Rui (王瑞) – Just Want To Challenge You To Live Another Day (只想比你多活一天) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Shi Ming Shuai (施名帥) – Freeman (自由人)
Gao Meng Jie (高盟傑) – Almost Heaven (回家的女人)
Huang He (黃河) – Cigarette Ends (菸蒂) (CTV)
Xi Xiang (喜翔) – Wu Di Zhan Jian Xie He Hao  (無敵戰艦協和號) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)

Best Leading Actress – Min-series/ Tele-movies – Presenter(s): :
Yin Xin (尹馨) – Almost Heaven (回家的女人)
Lee Kang Yi (李康宜) – Rite of Spring (曉之春)
He Ai Yun (何璦芸) / He Xiu Lan (何秀蘭) – Just Want To Challenge You To Live Another Day (只想比你多活一天)
Zheng Jia Yu (鄭家榆) – Ming Xie Hui Gu (銘謝惠顧)
Megan Lai (賴雅妍) – Housework Proposal (家事提案) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)

Best Supporting Actor – Drama – Presenter(s): Chris Wang (王宥勝) and Leroy Yang (楊一展):
Wang Jing Guan (王鏡冠) – Lonely River (在河左岸)
Jacky Ku (古理德) – Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩)
Jay Shih (是元介) – In A Good Way (我的自由年代)
Chen Bo Zheng (陳博正) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)
Yankee Yang (楊子儀) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)

Best Supporting Actress – Drama – Presenter(s): Chris Wang (王宥勝) and Leroy Yang (楊一展):
Riva Chang (張可昀) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)
Lin Nai Hua (林乃華) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)
Jo’elle Lu (陸明君) – Once Upon A Time In Beitou (熱海戀歌) (SETTV)
Xi Man Ning (席曼寧) – A Good Wife (親愛的,我愛上別人了)
Isa Hsieh (謝瓊煖) – Lonely River (在河左岸)

Best Screenwriter/ Script – Drama – Presenter(s): Li Li Qun (李立群):
Wang Xiao Di, An Zhe Yi, Zhan Jun Jie, Gao Miao Hui, and Yu Zhi Wen (王小棣、安哲毅、張可欣、詹俊傑、高妙慧、余智珉) – Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩)
Li Ding Wei, Wen Cai, and Wang Gong Cheng (李定偉、文采、王公誠) – Amour et Pâtisserie (沒有名字的甜點店)
Chen Zhang Lun, Ke Shu Qing, and Lin Jia Hui (陳長綸、柯淑卿、林佳慧) – Lonely River (在河左岸)
Xu Yun Qi and Wu Pei Zhen (許芸齊、吳佩珍) – In A Good Way (我的自由年代)
Wen Yi Hui and Li Yi Ze (溫怡惠、李義澤) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)

Best Director – Drama – Presenter(s): Li Li Qun (李立群):
Wang Xiao Di and An Zhe Yi (王小棣、安哲毅) – Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩)
Wu Meng En (吳蒙恩) – In A Good Way (我的自由年代)
Zhou Xiao Peng and Ye Hong Wei (周曉鵬、葉鴻偉) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)
Chen Zhang Lun (陳長綸) – Lonely River (在河左岸)
Zheng Fen Fen (鄭芬芬) – Kiss Me Mom! (媽,親一下!) (TVBS)

Best Marketing Program – Presenter(s): Christopher Lee (李銘順) and Tian Xin (天心):
In A Good Way (我的自由年代) (SETTV)
Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩) (PTS)
Lovestore at the Corner (巷弄裡的那家書店) (CTS)
Super Taste: Summer Day Heated Battle, Fated Program (食尚玩家(夏日熱鬪篇命運規劃局)) (TVBS)
A Good Wife (親愛的,我愛上別人了) (GTV)

Best Leading Actress – Drama – Presenter(s): Christopher Lee (李銘順) and Tian Xin (天心):
Tian Xin (天心) – A Good Wife (親愛的,我愛上別人了)
Zhong Xin Ling (鍾欣凌) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)
Sandrine Pinna (張榕容) – Amour et Pâtisserie (沒有名字的甜點店)
Cheryl Yang (楊謹華) – The Queen (女王的誕生) (CTV)
Yan Yi Wen (嚴藝文) – Lonely River (在河左岸)

Best Leading Actor – Drama – Presenter(s): Vic Chou (周渝民) and Chen Bo Lin (陳柏霖):
Han Yi Bang (韓宜邦) (Junior) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)
Hans Chung (鍾承翰) – Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩)
Christopher Lee (李銘順) – A Good Wife (親愛的,我愛上別人了) (GTV)
Zhang Ting Hu (張庭瑚) – Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩)
Blue Lan (藍正龍) – CHOCOLAT (流氓蛋糕店) (GTV)

Best Dramas – Presenter(s): Vic Chou (周渝民) and Chen Bo Lin (陳柏霖):
Amour et Pâtisserie (沒有名字的甜點店) (PTS)
In A Good Way (我的自由年代) (SETTV)
Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽) (NEXT TV)
Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩) (PTS)
Lonely River (在河左岸) (Hakka TV)

Woohoo! Another exciting year! Well, some stuff spoiled my moods a bit. Yet the later parts made up for it. Not because of the winners, since they deserved it with all their hard work! It was one of the side things. Anyway, congrats to all winners!

*All information was translated and verified by DTLCT, therefore, NOT 100% accurate. IF mistakes were found, please leave a comment. Thanks!

Golden Bell Awards 2014: Nominations List

Okay, I’m late this year, but oh well. It’s not like I watched that much this year. Still, some of the nominations are actually on my to-watch list, just that I haven’t gotten time to watch it yet. But it sure is all over the place this year. It’s not that I’m complaining. I just feel that it’s a bit strange. Yet I guess it’s refreshing in a sense.

Best Dramas:
Amour et Pâtisserie (沒有名字的甜點店) (PTS)
In A Good Way (我的自由年代) (SETTV)
Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽) (NEXT TV)
Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩) (PTS)
Lonely River (在河左岸) (Hakka TV)

Best Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
PTS’ Life Story Collection – Just Want To Challenge You To Live Another Day (只想比你多活一天)
PTS’ Student Life Story Collection – Freeman (自由人)
PTS’ Life Story Collection – Almost Heaven (回家的女人)
PTS’ Life Story Collection – Thank You, Patronage (銘謝惠顧)
Rite of Spring (曉之春) (CTV)

Best Leading Actor – Drama:
Han Yi Bang (韓宜邦) (Junior) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)
Hans Chung (鍾承翰) – Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩)
Christopher Lee (李銘順) – A Good Wife (親愛的,我愛上別人了) (GTV)
Zhang Ting Hu (張庭瑚) – Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩)
Blue Lan (藍正龍) – CHOCOLAT (流氓蛋糕店) (GTV)

Best Leading Actress – Drama:
Tian Xin (天心) – A Good Wife (親愛的,我愛上別人了)
Zhong Xin Ling (鍾欣凌) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)
Sandrine Pinna (張榕容) – Amour et Pâtisserie (沒有名字的甜點店)
Cheryl Yang (楊謹華) – The Queen (女王的誕生) (CTV)
Yan Yi Wen (嚴藝文) – Lonely River (在河左岸)

Best Supporting Actor – Drama:
Wang Jing Guan (王鏡冠) – Lonely River (在河左岸)
Jacky Ku (古理德) – Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩)
Jay Shih (是元介) – In A Good Way (我的自由年代)
Chen Bo Zheng (陳博正) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)
Yankee Yang (楊子儀) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)

Best Supporting Actress – Drama:
Riva Chang (張可昀) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)
Lin Nai Hua (林乃華) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)
Jo’elle Lu (陸明君) – Once Upon A Time In Beitou (熱海戀歌) (SETTV)
Xi Man Ning (席曼寧) – A Good Wife (親愛的,我愛上別人了)
Isa Hsieh (謝瓊煖) – Lonely River (在河左岸)

Best Director – Drama:
Wang Xiao Di and An Zhe Yi (王小棣、安哲毅) – Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩)
Wu Meng En (吳蒙恩) – In A Good Way (我的自由年代)
Zhou Xiao Peng and Ye Hong Wei (周曉鵬、葉鴻偉) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)
Chen Zhang Lun (陳長綸) – Lonely River (在河左岸)
Zheng Fen Fen (鄭芬芬) – Kiss Me Mom! (媽,親一下!) (TVBS)

Best Screenwriter/ Script – Drama:
Wang Xiao Di, An Zhe Yi, Zhan Jun Jie, Gao Miao Hui, and Yu Zhi Wen (王小棣、安哲毅、張可欣、詹俊傑、高妙慧、余智珉) – Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩)
Li Ding Wei, Wen Cai, and Wang Gong Cheng (李定偉、文采、王公誠) – Amour et Pâtisserie (沒有名字的甜點店)
Chen Zhang Lun, Ke Shu Qing, and Lin Jia Hui (陳長綸、柯淑卿、林佳慧) – Lonely River (在河左岸)
Xu Yun Qi and Wu Pei Zhen (許芸齊、吳佩珍) – In A Good Way (我的自由年代)
Wen Yi Hui and Li Yi Ze (溫怡惠、李義澤) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)

Best Leading Actor – Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
Wang Xi Rui (王錫瑞) / Wang Rui (王瑞) – Just Want To Challenge You To Live Another Day (只想比你多活一天) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Shi Ming Shuai (施名帥) – Freeman (自由人)
Gao Meng Jie (高盟傑) – Almost Heaven (回家的女人)
Huang He (黃河) – Cigarette Ends (菸蒂) (CTV)
Xi Xiang (喜翔) – Wu Di Zhan Jian Xie He Hao  (無敵戰艦協和號) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)

Best Leading Actress – Min-series/ Tele-movies:
Yin Xin (尹馨) – Almost Heaven (回家的女人)
Lee Kang Yi (李康宜) – Rite of Spring (曉之春)
He Ai Yun (何璦芸) / He Xiu Lan (何秀蘭) – Just Want To Challenge You To Live Another Day (只想比你多活一天)
Zheng Jia Yu (鄭家榆) – Ming Xie Hui Gu (銘謝惠顧)
Megan Lai (賴雅妍) – Housework Proposal (家事提案) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)

Best Supporting Actor – Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
Lv Fu Lu (呂福祿) – Land of Purple Pearl (紺珠之地) (PTS’ Student Life Story Collection)
Rock (洛可杉) – Wu Di Zhan Jian Xie He Hao  (無敵戰艦協和號)
Xi Xiang (喜翔) – Cigarette Ends (菸蒂)
Cai Ming Xiu (蔡明修) – Freeman (自由人)
Pan Qin Yu (潘親御) – Summer Trifles (夏日紀事) (PTS’ Student Life Story Collection)

Best Supporting Actress – Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
June Tsai (蔡君茹) / Liu Yue (六月) – Go Ah Wen! (加油喔!阿文) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Chen Ying Liu (陳英柳) – Forward, Sir! (轉。大人) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Yang Jie Mei (楊潔玫) – Ming Xie Hui Gu (銘謝惠顧)
Jenny Wen (溫貞菱) – Rite of Spring (曉之春)
Rao Xing Xing (饒星星) – Freeman (自由人)

Best Director – Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
Wang Chuan Zong (王傳宗) – Just Want To Challenge You To Live Another Day (只想比你多活一天)
An Zhe Yi (安哲毅) – Thank You, Patronage (銘謝惠顧)
Ke Wen Li (柯汶利) – Freeman (自由人)
Chen Yu Jie (陳鈺杰) – Rite of Spring (曉之春)
Liao Shi Han (廖士涵) – Cigarette Ends (菸蒂)

Best Screenwriter/ Script – Tele-movies:
Wang Jia Jun and Fu Kai Ling (王傢軍、傅凱羚) – Land of Purple Pearl (紺珠之地)
Chen Yu Li (陳昱俐) – Freeman (自由人)
Chen Yu Jie, Wang Li Wen, and Li Zhang Qing Hui (陳鈺杰、王莉雯、李張清慧) – Rite of Spring (曉之春)
Liang Mo Fei and An Zhe Yi (梁莫非、安哲毅) – Thank You, Patronage (銘謝惠顧)
Zhang Qi En and Wang Chuan Zong (張綺恩、王傳宗) – Just Want To Challenge You To Live Another Day (只想比你多活一天)

Best Cinematography:
Li Ming (李鳴) – Cigarette Ends (菸蒂)
Chen Tian Bao (陳添寶) – Record Standpoint – Boiling Sand River (紀錄觀點—滾滾沙河) (PTS)
Ma Hua (馬華) – Freeman (自由人)
Chen Yu Jie and Lin Hou Cheng (陳鈺杰、林厚成) – Rite of Spring (曉之春)
Chen Jun Kang, Xu Zhi Wei, Zhu Pei Ji, and Ye Dao Hong (陳俊康、許智為、朱培基、葉道宏) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)

Best Film Editing:
An Bang and Zheng Xin Kai (安邦、鄭心愷) – Double Happiness (主桌)
Ke Wen Li (柯汶利) – Freeman (自由人)
Fan Yang Zhong and Lin Xin Min (范揚仲、林欣民) – Almost Heaven (回家的女人)
Chen Bo Wen and Li Yi Shan (陳博文、李宜珊) – Youth’s Advancement – In Regards To 20 Onward (青春的進擊—關於二十,以及¬¬。) (PTS)
Yang Shou Yi and Lin Xin Min (楊守義、林欣民) – Discovery – Army Frogmen (台灣特戰部隊)

Best Sound Editing:
Shen Sheng De and Li Ying  (沈聖德、李穎) – Housework Proposal (家事提案)
Du Du Zhi (杜篤之) – PTS HD Record Version – Golden Horse Series  (公視HD紀錄片—金馬系列【戰酒】)
Zhou Zong Kun and Chen Yi Qi (周宗崑、陳羿棨) – Life Journey – Hello Brain! (生命旅程—Hello Brain!) (PTS)
Jiang Tao (蔣韜) – To-Go Station (客家電視電影院—《到站》) (Hakka TV)
Xue Yi Xin, Wu Xin Ying, and Yu Zheng Xian (薛易欣、吳欣穎、余政憲) –  Freeman (自由人)

Best Lighting:
Ding Hai De (丁海德) – Lonely River (在河左岸)
Li Shao Yun and Wang Zhi Zheng (李少雲、王知政) – Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩)
Deng Ji Xuan (鄧紀璿) – Cou Zhen (湊陣) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Xie Jian Fa (謝建發) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)
Su Liang Zhi (蘇良志) – Once Upon A Time In Beitou (熱海戀歌)

Best Art and Design:
Fan Jia Qi (范家綺) – The Snail School (慢吞吞小學)
Peng Wei Min and Ye Cheng Da (彭維民、葉承達) – Freeman (自由人)
Pu Shi Rong (蒲士榮) – Almost Heaven (回家的女人)
Liu Ji Fu and Lin Zhi Ming (劉基福、林智明) – Lonely River (在河左岸)
Su Yao Tang and Li Jian Yu (蘇耀堂、李建裕) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)

Best Marketing Program:
In A Good Way (我的自由年代) (SETTV)
Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩) (PTS)
Lovestore at the Corner (巷弄裡的那家書店) (CTS)
Super Taste: Summer Day Heated Battle, Fated Program (食尚玩家(夏日熱鬪篇命運規劃局)) (TVBS)
A Good Wife (親愛的,我愛上別人了) (GTV)

*All information was translated and verified by DTLCT.

Blue J and Sandrine: Sealed the Deal

It’s official, Blue J posted an update on the progress of paperwork and all. I don’t usually obsess over real-life couples (though sometimes I do admit they’re cute), but these two are starting to really grow on me. They’re so cute with their interactions!

2013.2.22 2:22! How exciting, right?

Another cute one! (LOL)

Once again, congrats to this cute couple! All the best!

*All images were captured from Blue J and Sandrine‘s Weibos

Double Congrats

That’s right, Sandrine Pinna is engaged! To Blue J! I thought it was a hoax at first when I saw some news articles (mostly the title). But when I spotted the official message on Weibo (the above image) and also saw her response “Oh yeah” (with hearts included), I finally realized the news is true. Many messages from their friends and others poured in with words of congratulations. Among those comments, Allen Chao (who portrayed her father in Endless Love) had chided her for not telling him earlier. (LOL) Chen Yi was excited according to his well-wishing message. Esther Liu had written that they beat her (by getting married first) but had expressed her happiness for them as well. Eddie Peng had forwarded Esther’s comment, even attaching his own words of congratulations to the couple. Janine Chang (whose comment was attached within the same chain as Eddie and Esther’s, behind two more people) wrote that she was surprised but also sent her well-wishing to them. (I guess they could really keep secrets, eh? LOL!) Interestingly enough, the media had gotten ahold of the news (hard NOT to since most news places had actively monitored Weibo after it had become popular with being a medium for celebs to connect with friends and fans all around). Anyway, they had asked questions and dragged Wilber Pan (Sandrine’s on-screen husband in Endless Love) into the story. NICE? But no surprise since the media loves to stir up stories after all. Will already expressed his feelings regarding the news via Weibo (which was touched) and had also congratulated them. Of course, he didn’t have a problem with their happiness, Endless Love was only a TV drama. But to get back to the main couple here, I lost track of who had sent their well-wishing first or how many since I do not follow all of their friends. But it was indeed a great moment to witness on Weibo, considering how it could be known for another outlet of causing ruptures and fan wars too (just like any other sites out there).

Meanwhile, elsewhere in Taiwan, Miyake Tseng’s M Palace had its grand opening ceremony. I first noticed of it when Enson Chang was posting a group picture of him, Miyake, and other mutual friends on Facebook with a message of congratulations. I saw several familiar faces and went to scourge Weibo for more information. Lo and behold, Chen Yi posted a picture later, tagging everyone–thus making it easier to identify them all. (To which Enson forwarded soon after on Weibo and added words of congratulations as well.)

Aside from his well-wishing to Miyake, Chen Yi went even further by posting another picture of him, Qiao Qiao, and Sam.

Nice, eh? Mean Girl Ah Chu team once again! (And a touching yet powerful message of their bond.) But don’t want to veer off topic too much so I’ll save those obsessions for another post.

Once again, congrats to both parties! All the best!

*Images were captured by DTLCT, however, it belonged to their rightful owners (aka the parties mentioned above).

Endless Love: Line 15

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

They cheated again but not some random scene, just that they were several minutes more over with repeating the previous episode’s ending scene. It’s okay though. Last episode so they needed more time to stretch the last episode. To get some things out of the way, Xin Jie got the message from Min Shuo and rushed in to talk to Jing Hao, pouring her hearts out, etc.

As for Min Shuo, he couldn’t stand it anymore after some hesitation and reconsideration. During one of the walks with Rui En, he couldn’t stand how she kept saying that Jing Hao was despicable and was only thinking of money. Not to mention how her father wanted them to get married. Though he really wanted to be with Rui En, I guess after what he’d seen Jing Hao sacrificing for Rui En, he had to say it. His conscience wouldn’t let him? ‘Cause before, he had thought Jing Hao was the bad guy too, but after that little conspiracy, he’d seen to understand Jing Hao more. He told Rui En what really happened so they went to the hospital to see Jing Hao but found his bed empty. That was when they went to the company to ask for words of Jing Hao. NoQ volunteered to go with Rui En and Min Shuo to Jing Hao’s place to find him gone.

Meanwhile, Xin Jie was seen having a meeting with her mother. She finally got the courage to sever her ties with her mother and fight for her own freedom. She was leaving and was also seeking legal help so her mother wouldn’t and couldn’t control her anymore. The mother totally lost this time yet I don’t pity her because Xin Jie never learned or received any love from her so how could Xin Jie give it back?

Min Shuo managed to persuade Rui En to head home and think up of a new plan. One of Kun Ge’s henchman approached them and gave them a package. It was specifically for Rui En, an answer to his strange comment the other day when they were captured and then released. What was inside was an old fashion recorder. It was compact but effective because it held all the evidence to which Rui En’s father had confessed to Kun Ge as to why he’d done so much these past years. The crime of Rui En’s father did not extend from the accident he’d caused toward Jing Hao’s mother. That was really an accident, and he couldn’t really be blamed. Yet what made the whole thing despicable was kidnapping Jing Hao’s father and hiding him all these years so Jing Hao and Rui En wouldn’t get married. Song Wan Ji’s reason for sabotaging the marriage was that he feared Rui En would suffer after they married because Jing Hao might abuse her or do other things to her because of what her father did–just for revenge. Yet he had miscalculated and things had gone haywire. If he hadn’t mess with Kun Ge, he would’ve succeeded. Yet the truth must be revealed after all, right?

The confrontation between Rui En and her father was really emotional. Her father’s image was completely ruined in her heart. It wasn’t just about choosing the one she loved and her father, but about ruining Jing Hao’s family’s life and then eventually causing grief for them all. Things had gone out of control and he hadn’t expected some of the dramas. But he was the driving force of the whole thing. I felt Sandrine did extremely well at that scene. She doesn’t cry pretty, she never did. But that was what made it so emotional and more realistic. After that confrontation, she left the place–with Min Shuo and NoQ chasing after her.

With so much happening and how she couldn’t find Jing Hao anymore, it was hard to blame her for breaking down completely. Everything in her life was a big joke, especially how her father was such a person. I think what she said was true though, by doing all those, he only loved himself and not her because hadn’t she suffered so much too? Min Shuo took over and encouraged her on, not wanting her to give up after hearing her devastated rant.

After disappearing for days, Xin Jie finally appeared again and even contacted them. First Min Shuo and then the others to inform them about the wedding, wanting them to come and give their blessings to the two–her and Jing Hao that was. NoQ wanted to break the phone yet it was Xue Zhe’s, LOL! NoQ said the screen of Xue Zhe’s phone was bigger? LOL!

What got even funnier was how NoQ and the gym owner were arguing over whether NoQ should sabotage the wedding or not. Yet they ended up killing each (not really but were just reacting too strongly) because NoQ was saying the gym owner wasn’t any better off than him–appearance-wise–and that the gym owner looked like a gorilla. Man, that was priceless! One of the scenes worth laughing over. They were too cute and hilarious. Something to ease off the tension with?

The wedding finally arrived and most of the key characters were there to attend the wedding. Though some were reluctant, just wanting to see some type of show or maybe voiced their objection like NoQ. Possible. Yet Min Shuo was looking all relaxed when he came with Rui En? Was he changing back to a character where he was thinking about his own happiness? Kind of impossible since he’d made quite an effort to help Rui En. Or was that another point-scoring scheme? Before anyone else could figure it out, Rui En was pulled away by Xin Jie to the dressing room. Xin Jie wanted Rui En to help her with something, which we do not know yet–not quite.

The ceremony soon started and Jing Hao was forced to play the game with the application they created to ensure that the person he was marrying would be his fated other half. Jing Hao, we know, had tossed his phone toward Kun Ge during that one confrontation so he didn’t have his anymore. Kun Ge soon reached into his pocket and fetch it for him, tossing the phone to him. So they were ready. No detection or reaction from the software at first while they waited. Jing Hao said the application was only made to seek for a dating partner, it didn’t have anything to do with marriage. But before he could say further, his phone finally responded and it was successful. He and his bride to be was indeed fated to be together.

The big surprise everyone hadn’t known about was that the bride to be was Rui En, not Xin Jie. Jing Hao was confused and so were some of the parties who had arrived to witness the wedding. Xin Jie soon appeared to explain that she had dumped Jing Hao because the application said he wasn’t suitable for her hence allowing him to be with his destined person, which was Rui En. That meant that Xin Jie was in on that conspiracy with Min Shuo when they met up that one time. He’d planned everything with her to the point of making sure everyone got together and attended the wedding that day. After learning those few details, NoQ raised his hand up to say that he had no objections, lol. As of the others, of course, they had no objections as to Jing Hao and Rui En’s marriage. One of the funniest responses was Kun Ge’s 800% support and that he announced their application had succeeded with its purpose. (Great time for advertising their product, eh? LOL!) Yet Jing Hao, himself, objected. What? Weird, eh? But he repeated his words by saying the application they created only proved to find a match for dating, not marriage. He wanted to ask others to give him their blessing instead, specifically Min Shuo. Min Shuo took up the role and asked Jing Hao to tell them how much he loved Rui En before he could give his blessings. So Jing Hao took up the challenge and told everyone present about their story.

After Jing Hao’s recounts, Xue Zhe continued with the usual questions between the bride and groom. Rui En replied ‘I do’ before Xue Zhe was finished while Jing Hao told Xue Zhe to shut up. That sort of scared him (and possibly the guests) but Jing Hao soon told Xue Zhe to finish up with the ceremony and that if anyone was objecting, he would kill them. (LOL!)  Rui En could finally smile and joke with Jing Hao naturally–like once upon a time. The funniest was seeing how hard she hugged him that his wound got affected by the force, which she didn’t care since she declared she didn’t want to let go of him again. Funny that everyone was yelling for them to kiss–and Jing Hao responded by saying like he needed them to say it. Yup, a happy ending indeed.

Some of the things near the ending were a bit rushed yet we could guess that Xin Jie had seen what was going on or at least realized some of the things after what happened so she decided to give up? Then there was Min Shuo finally understanding what type of person Jing Hao really was, so of course, he had no objection. Not to mention how small he must have felt to misunderstand Jing Hao and how much Jing Hao could sacrifice for Rui En. So he got together with Xin Jie and planned it up to the wedding. (I want to take this opportunity to praise Lin Yo Wei again. I seriously, seriously had underestimated him. Yes, I’m making up for past wrongs with scolding him and not even going back to change some comments ’cause I wanted it to reflect my emotions while watching those parts. Now, I just want to say that he seriously brought out his character well with unwilling to lose, to the point that he could resort to some other means, causing grief to others and himself. Then the genuine, concern look, later on, was totally convincing, not the arrogant, fake pitiful look anymore.) As for Song Wan Ji? Anyone felt he got it too easy after that emotional confrontation with Rui En? I did, but after watching the ending, I guess there was no other way. What else could he do, right? If the others had already forgiven him, then that was that. They could move on. Or more like if he didn’t want to lose his daughter, then he should go forth with helping them. Kun Ge was a key character in revealing everything, because if he hadn’t exposed Song Wan Ji then Jing Hao and Rui En could never be together. What I don’t get though was, wasn’t Jing Hao’s father missing like before Jing Hao told Song Wan Ji that Song Wan Ji was the one who ruined his family by running over his mother? So it didn’t make sense. Or maybe he just didn’t want Jing Hao and Rui En together but learned the facts afterward? Or did he go and investigate Jing Hao’s background already before the day? He was capable. I might have missed something and need to go back and pay attention to some details. But last thing, was Min Shuo going to end up with Bi Yun? I meant since he already apologized for being an asshole earlier and how she had hugged him at the wedding for being such a nice guy? Possible.

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Endless Love: Line 14

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

Not really that cheating with the showing some scenes that hadn’t really appear yet. But this one cheated with showing too much of the last scene of the previous episode.

Liang Ba Ba was so glad Xin Jie came home, but it wasn’t because he had gotten attached to her. It was just because he wanted her to help him find Rui En. So she broke down and begged him not to find Rui En anymore. Well, Liang Ba Ba still used his wife’s name for her so Xin Jie wanted to replace Rui En instead. Liang Ba Ba, of course, backed down when he saw Xin Jie crying and tried to comfort her and told her not to cry anymore. That was when Jing Hao came home and called out to his father. Liang Ba Ba rushed to explain that he didn’t bully Xin Jie, he just wanted to find Rui En and then Xin Jie cried so he cried as well. When Jing Hao asked her what was wrong, she just ran the stairs. (How in the world could she run so fast in those heels?) The typical and inevitable confrontation unfolded when Jing Hao finally caught up to her at the rooftop. (YUP, the cliche spot for any types of emotional confrontation.) I guess that was kind of surprising, just kind of though. I meant I would’ve expected that Jing Hao would lie to cover up his tracks and sink deeper, making things even more dramatic (thank the scriptwriters though) in the later scenes. Yet he actually admitted that he couldn’t lie to her anymore? In a way, Jing Hao and Rui En were the same, when confronted with everything already fallen into places, they would admit it instead of diving anymore. Well, after that dramatic attempt to commit suicide, Jing Hao managed to save her (and she fainted–how cliche or what?) and took her back to his place, putting her to bed.

As he was considering things over in his mind, looking at Rui En’s portrait again, Rui En called him. The sound of the cell phone ringing caused Xin Jie to wake up and eavesdropped on their conversation. What was said between them was really sad though since they both knew they could never return to what was before, mostly because they mutually know (without saying it out loud) that they couldn’t hurt Xin Jie. Rui En only had one request and that was to see him again so she could sketch an image of him to save for the future (since we all know Eunuch Min Shuo got rid of the other ones already).

As if things weren’t getting to the point of beyond hysterical already with some of the events going on, more bad news was to be delivered. Yup, their project/idea got stole and it was on Jing Hao’s head because Xue Zhe saw Song Wan Ji leaving Jing Hao’s place that one night, making Jing Hao prime suspect to have betrayed them. The big boss had every single right to be mad, even if NoQ had vouched that Jing Hao wasn’t that type of person. The banter between NoQ and Xue Zhe had escalated to another height but the mob boss jumped in, telling both to shut up. From his expression, he was ready to let heads roll. AND why was the other dude smiling like a maniac the whole while since hearing the news with the project being announced, etc? NOT Xue Zhe, but that other new dude that came at the same time as Rui En and NoQ.

Oooohhh…OMG! So we or maybe more like I had underestimated that pretentious, faking pity Song Wan Ji. He sure knew how to hide things and pretended he was in a regretting mode all these years. So he sent that dude in to spy and steal? Not to mention pinning it on Jing Hao. No wonder he was so good at planning every move. He was staying silent all along or looking like he trusted Min Shuo yet was just letting Min Shuo do whatever so others could focus on Min Shuo and hate him instead? Or he didn’t really care? (Regardless though, I swear Min Shu wasn’t that nice either, kept wanting to control others. It didn’t matter how he thought it was good for others.)

As Jing Hao and Rui En were making their way to their last meeting, both were thinking of the past. But as fate would have it (or more like the scriptwriters wanted to make it even more dramatic), Rui En was detained by a little accident with her wheelchair and fell. Attempting to get up, she was approached by some dude. Two guesses who he was sent by. Jing Hao, of course, got there first and waited until he received a call. It wasn’t from Rui En though, but Xin Jie, saying that it had to do with her mother and begging for Jing Hao to save her. (I can’t believe she was using this type of tactics, but I guess when her bridge of emotions had already been broken, she would resort to anything. It was, of course, fake because she called her mother earlier so of course they had it planned or something.) Wanting to rush to wherever it was to find Xin Jie, Jing Hao remembered of his meeting so he called Rui En yet she wasn’t picking up either. He left a message and told her to wait for him.

Well, I guess that made two of them since Xin Jie’s mother was equally surprised as Jing Hao when he demanded some answers from Xin Jie’s mother. Xin Jie actually came right out and told Jing Hao she heard it all with Jing Hao and Rui En meeting up. Just to be fair though, when you eavesdrop, make sure you know the full story before jumping to conclusion? BUT I guess can’t blame Xin Jie since she wouldn’t know what was real or fake anymore, not after being deceived for a while now.

Okay, I’m getting surprised like the second time. I meant like I thought he would feel guilty. Because of the typical main guy formula, right? Since he did lie to her in the past. Yet he said he was disappointed in Xin Jie? (Didn’t he lie to her too? So she was going crazy?) So Jing Hao just left like that. After some smart remarks, Xin Jie’s mother left as well while Xin Jie was scheming up another set of traps for Jing Hao and Rui En. At least she didn’t want them to meet up. Who else but to call that Min Shuo? I seriously think Min Shuo should be responsible for half of the troubles that were going on too, not just Jing Hao and Rui En for lying or whatever else. (Failed to mention it probably qualified as lying.) After all, Min Shuo did force Jing Hao to marry Xin Jie before he would release information on Jing Hao’s father’s whereabouts. So why should Jing Hao take the fall for this and be slapped on the slogan as an asshole when Min Shuo could walk away? Come on now.

Yup, Rui En got captured and now her father had to deal with the mess. Did he think he could get away with it and was celebrating too soon on his victory of causing Jing Hao more grief? WRONG! Seriously though, whatever he was doing always backfire on him because it ended up that his daughter would receive the punishment in his place. The person who called was, of course, Kun Ge, the mob boss (aka Jing Hao’s current boss). Song Wan Ji knew him? I meant because he had recognized the guy’s voice. OMG! I was thinking it might be some major misunderstanding yet it was true. Song Wan Ji not only wanted to cause a misunderstanding between the two parties but he actually said Jing Hao offered the deal to him? What? I actually laughed out loud when Kun Ge was asking about how come Jing Hao was the one responsible yet Song Wan Ji and his daughter had nothing to do with the whole thing and that if Song Wan Ji was trying to fool the ghosts or something (aka Kun Ge was seeing through how Song Wan Ji was just pinning things on Jing Hao). Man, I’m having a blast with Kun Ge’s phrases. I don’t know. I shouldn’t even laugh at this time since Rui En’s in danger but it was just so funny that Song Wan Ji was just trying to wing it through and push everything on Jing Hao (aka manipulating things) but Kun Ge refused to cooperate, lol. (I swear Song Wan Ji’s so much like Min Shuo or vice versa, always manipulating and wanting to make sense to convince others to do it their way.)

After hanging up on Song Wan Ji, Kun Ge called Jing Hao up. Jing Hao had returned to the meeting location to continue waiting and thought that it was Rui En who called since Kun Ge had used Rui En’s phone to call Jing Hao. Some initial ‘I thought could trust you’ type of thing were rattled out, Kun Ge got right to business, saying how he had been betrayed, etc. Jing Hao was, of course, stumped by the fact that Song Wan Ji had admitted the truth (or the weaved-up version of the truth).

As if he wasn’t worried to death already after Kun Ge hung up on him, that Min Shuo had to show up and attacked him too. (Again, what in the world was Min Shuo to Rui En, her husband? Or her father?) Well, they finally got it out of the way by prioritizing the situation. Yet Jing Hao stopped a distance from the supposed place that Rui En’s imprisonment location. What now? Jing Hao stopped Min Shuo from proceeding by saying that he wanted Min Shuo to promise him something.

Okay, I was watching and didn’t want to recount much but that was a powerful scene and great planning from Jing Hao with trying to get Min Shuo and Rui En out of there. (YET it sucks that he has to let Min Shuo be the hero. Even if it was to distract Kun Ge so the other two could run yet it means that he would be a bad guy forever, without anyone knowing the truth.) But Heaven decided to help Jing Hao because Xue Zhe came in time before Kun Ge shoot Jing Hao to tell Kun Ge that the traitor was actually that other dude, who actually work for Song Wan Ji. Jing Hao was rushed to the hospital while Min Shuo and Rui En were recaptured once again. Of course, since Rui En was the useful bargaining chip that could work either way, with her father or Jing Hao–it would register some reaction. Kun Ge wanted a meet up with Song Wan Ji, what would this result in? Of course, Kun Ge won’t let someone make a big joke out of him. Song Wan Ji will have to pay.

The day when Song Wan Ji got to play the hero in saving his daughter. How touching, eh? Everyone get to play the hero to save Rui En while Jing Hao was dubbed as the bastard who only cared about money to the point that he didn’t think twice with using others to benefit. (OF COURSE I’M BEING SARCASTIC.) Kun Ge’s my favorite character right now since he’s going to make others suffer for making a fool out of him. But we were cut short of that, probably because they wanted to save stuffs for later.

Everyone found out about Jing Hao’s condition and rushed to the hospital, except for Rui En of course, since she still thought he was the bad dude. Kun Ge was right, she was sure living in a happy world, not knowing the truth, etc. Then there was also the whole flashback with Jing Hao and Min Shuo’s conversation before they went to save Rui En. It seemed like Min Shuo was looking more and more regretful or somewhat feeling torn like he wanted to tell Rui En the whole thing. (I think I underestimated Lin Yo Wei since he managed to bring out the actual genuine, sincere kind of feeling toward the character at that point versus the fake, pretentious pitiful look Min Shuo exuded in the past.) Perhaps I should forgive him? Yet if he told the truth or something, then he would be forgiven more. But that had to wait for the next episode because it ended where Jing Hao finally woke up.

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