Year 2014 in Recap

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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

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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!

Seasons in the Sun: DVD Release

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The official English title is finally known, lol. OR at least it was for me.

Here’s the DVD boxset for those who are interested: http://www.yesasia.com/us/seasons-in-the-sun-dvd-end-taiwan-version/1036312582-0-0-0-en/info.html

Chun Nuan Xiang Yang Tian: Characters

Yes, I’m attempting the “Character Descriptions” seen here. I’m not translating all since I got lazy halfway through, LOL! Or more like it’s taking up too much time. I might go back to fill in other details later.

Zhao Jun Ya (趙駿亞) as Wu Fu Chuan (吳福川)

Wu Fu Chuan is a handsome young native Taiwanese. Growing up in an economically challenged household, with his father absent, he uses his hard-earned money to support his mother and brother.

Upon setting sights on the fine-looking Run Lian, he found her unforgettable. Adding on Run Lian’s graceful and gentle demeanor as well as her sense of filial and love for her family that has deeply touched Fu Chuan’s heart.

Lin Ruo Ya (林若亞) as Xu Run Lian (徐潤蓮)

Run Lian was born into a simple and honest Miaoli Hakka family. At a young age, she had to leave her village life and traveled to the city to work in a factory. Her graceful, tranquil demeanor, her diplomatic manner when dealing with life situations, and her persistence in the goodness, has allowed her to be well-received at the factory. In addition, Run Lian’s refreshing demeanor along with her graceful, stunning outer appearance has drawn in many pursuers. However, only the candid, kindhearted, filial, and caring Fu Chuan could deeply touch Run Lian’s heart. In the end, both were able to get married.

They mutually acknowledged, cherished, and support one another, experiencing the lifestyle of impoverished, hardworking and facing adversity within many trials. Finding a way out for their livelihood, taking hold of all the hardships and turning it into a scenic view. Two people’s beautiful destiny yet upon blossoming, they were met with challenges and trials.

Zheng Ping Jun (鄭平君) as Fu Chuan’s father (福川父)

As Fu Chuan’s father, he has been busy taking care of his business outside of the household. As hospitable as himself, he has friends everywhere (as well as investments).

Wang Mei Xue (王美雪) as Fu Chuan’s mother (福川母)

As Fu Chuan’s mother, she’s a person who really understands the principle of “dealing with relationships between people (人情世故).

Jiang Gui Pei (蔣桂沛) as Run Lian’s father (潤蓮父)

As Run Lian’s father,

Ding Ning (丁寧) as Run Lian’s mother (潤蓮母)

As Run Lian’s mother,

Liang Jia Rong (梁家榕) as Wu A Qiao (吳阿巧)

Fu Chuan’s oldest sister.

Su Bing Xian (蘇炳憲) as Tong Bao (通寶)

Fu Chuan’s brother-in-law.

Wu Huai Zhong (吳懷中) as Wu Fu Zhi (吳福枝)

Fu Chuan’s younger brother.

Wang Shu Qiao (王書喬) as Xu Xiu Zhen (徐秀貞)

Run Lian’s younger sister.

Wang Jia Liang (王家梁) as Zhu Qi He (朱溪河)

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Wei Ru (韋汝) as Wu Xin Ying (吳欣穎)

Fu Chuan and Run Lian’s oldest daughter.

Yvonne Yao (姚采穎) as Shi Cui Bi (施翠碧)

Lady Boss of a breakfast lounge. Because of Run Lian’s ongoing support and suggestions, both become good friends. Frequently go with Run Lian on different quests.

*All images were from DaAi’s Official Website net hence belonging to their rightful owners. All translations were done by DTLCT.

Chun Nuan Xiang Yang Tian: Promos

Jun Ya recently posted up some pictures from a promotional event that they did.

It seemed like a success.

And they had a lot of fun together. However, I think she didn’t successfully feed him because he had to take it into his own hands, lol.


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