Tagged, You’re It!

I don’t know what’s the purpose of this post, but it’s just another excuse for me being random, I guess. But anyway, like the title said, it’s about tags. Since I usually hide my tags, this is what this post is all about. Yes, me sharing the most popular tags circulating my blog.

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So let’s get started on the top ones. I know it seems obvious with who’s leading by looking at ‘Categories’, but the ‘Categories’ count is misleading. It’s because sometimes I tag people or topics but I don’t put it in ‘Categories’ because it belongs to ‘General’ only or such. So in this post, I will disclose the exact number as of the time of the cap above (which is actually Friday, January 24th in case anyone wants to keep track). I’ll list it backwards so it would get even more exciting to see who’s the real winner, lol.

183 Club – 31 posts

Novia Lin, Su Yan Pei, Wilber Pan – 32 posts

Shen Shi Peng – 34 posts

Ai Cheng, Hu Ge – 37 posts

Becky Chang – 38 posts

Calvin Chen – 40 posts

Chen Bo Han – 43 posts

Dian Wan Da Lian Meng (Game Union) – 44 posts

Angela Chang – 45 posts

Ady An, Pan Bo Xi – 46 posts

Derek Chen, Ye Jia Yu – 47 posts

Jiro Wang, Lin Dao Yuan, Li Xing Wen, Nicholas Teo – 48 posts

Hao Zi , Xia Zheng Feng, Yao Yuan Hao – 49 posts

Ah Xiang, Debbie Huang – 50 posts

Ah Gan, Liu Xiang Ci, Qian Jun Zhong – 51 posts

Fahrenheit – 52 posts

Fu Zi Chun – 53 posts

Pang Yong Zhi aka Ah Pang – 54

TVB – 64 posts

Cyndi Wang – 72 posts

Wallace Huo – 73 posts

Rookies’ Diary – 84 posts

Jacky Chu – 97 posts

FTV – 98 posts

Joanne Zeng aka Qiao Qiao – 107 posts

Denny Tang Feng (Tang Jia Hao) – 112 posts

Achel Chang/ Zhang Xin Yu aka Xiao Xiao Yu – 125 posts

AND THE GRAND WINNER IS

Zhao Jun Ya

WITH 128 POSTS

Who knew, right? Well, I sort of knew he was one of the top 5. Yet I didn’t realize he ended up leading. Nice?

What about the others? It’s obvious from the majority of the people, it was because of Rookies’ Diary at one point that cranked the stats up for them. 43 episodes and they ended up with lots and lots of posts. It’s the same for some others, as long as I do some episode summary or recaps of stuffs, they would benefit from it. However, the ones truly gaining posts because I had posted about them since the beginning are Xiao Xiao Yu, Tang Feng, Qiao Qiao, Jacky, Wallace, Cyndi, Nic, Ady, Angela, Hu Ge, and 183 Club. Calvin and Jiro only came into the picture in later years since I wasn’t that into Fahrenheit from the start, considering how some fans were scaring me away more than get into them. Too bad Chun didn’t make it into the most used tags because he only has 9 posts. YES, sadly. But not too bad since it was partially due to my laziness with updating on him. And yeah, same with Will as in he came into the picture later for me than the initial obsessions with some people.

So, talking about the top 5, excluding FTV (since I already explained how it had to do with their dramas), what about them? Jacky made it, Wallace didn’t, why? Um, like I mentioned many times before, I listen to music more than watch stuffs. Wallace just got really unlucky because at times, I couldn’t find time to catch up on his stuffs or I decided to give up. *shrugs* Jacky’s posts only slowed down when I was so mad at him that I didn’t want to bother anymore. Yet he always managed to find his way back into my posts somehow. (YES, he’s evil. He knows some voodoo OR something.) Moving on, it’s too obvious that Qiao Qiao would gain so many posts on my blog, but what was surprising was finding out she lost to Tang Feng. Then I realized the same thing that had happened with most of the people mentioned here. Rookies’ Diary happened, lol. Have no fear though, several more posts then Qiao Qiao would pass him to claim the 3rd spot. (LOL!) Now, about the little fish, lol. Xiao Xiao Yu had a lot of advantage because of the amount of summary posts I did. She would have more if I had continued on with updating some of the summaries. Yet that’s not too bad with being in the 2nd spot–only 3 posts behind Jun Ya. And talking about Jun Ya, how in the world did it happen with me only blogging about him since like 3 years ago? I don’t know. It just happened. I only managed to slow down a tad because I got occupied with other real life matters, and then there was the whole thing about his dramas being a tad vague like for the last bit of 2013. Yeah, he practically fell off the radar after Lucky Touch though I did hear some new drama in progress at that time, but I wasn’t too sure. It wasn’t until now that I could be sure of something and could continue with updates again. In fact, there are several posts in the background regarding him but I still haven’t gotten around to it yet. At least not in a sense of a good post. But as I’m writing this, I realize before this post publishes, Jun Ya will jump up 5 more totaling his posts count to 133. So yes, he will continue to lead even though Achel, Joanne, and Jacky will jump up in posts as well.

Oh yeah, I initially didn’t want to tag them in this post since it would be too funny. It’s like “Are you kidding me? Tag them in the tag post?” kind of thing. But I decided to tag them anyway, but will minus one the next time I update on the tags again. Nice? So see you next time! Whenever that is that I feel crazy enough to get random about tags again. But I probably will only update on the top 10, and it will be on people, skipping topics/titles/station names. And who will gain the upper hand with the next update? Who knows?

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Rookies' Diary: Episode 42

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

So the scheme with trying to get Hao Zhi and Su Qing back together continues. OMG! So exaggerated but they were definitely putting Hao Zhi on the edge. Oh well. He’ll get over it later. Wow! They had no idea that Hao Zhi was pretty good! It was turning into a mess yet they were all in the dark – literally – so can’t explain now. Lucky Tian Bin managed to hit the lights or they’ll be killed by Hao Zhi for real. Geez whiz. But mission accomplished still. They were all hiding in the closet to watch? Hao Zhi sharpened up after the 2nd person though. Gosh, so nosy. Guess they couldn’t help it since they did help with the whole matter.

A touching reunion indeed. But will this dissolve when he finds out the worst? I found it extremely funny though that An Bang managed to find them again after everything’s already taken care of. Great or what? Yes, in time for the reunion of their family of three. (And always like the song in the background for their moments.) So the misunderstandings are cleared. The better.

Two down, one to go, right? Well, there are more than one. But for now, this is one of the most important issues they have to face. Yup, Sheng Nan’s mother is super worried about her joining the special operations unit. Don’t blame her. What to do now? Only Ding Hao could reassure her? Or… YUP, Shan Ren’s going as well to protect Sheng Nan. Like she needs anyone protecting her, but it’s a way to reassure Sheng Nan’s mother indeed. It’s funny that she’s touched yet doesn’t want Sheng Nan to go either? Not surprise. I meant who would be touched enough to hand their daughter over to danger? Being touched about the action is one thing, being cautious about the future is another. Shen Ren called Sheng Nan’s mother ‘Mom’? LOL! Well, he slipped and Sheng Nan gave him the evil eye again, LOL!

Just a minute earlier or a few minutes later then the inevitable could be avoided. But I guess it would come out eventually so it doesn’t matter? or does it matter since it’s always better to be told directly right from the start than having to hope and be shattered later? Yup, and the confrontation came out. It seriously is too perfect with his ending, especially for Luo Gang. So of course he’s bitter and pissed off. Can’t blame him. Yup, everyone knows but him. That outta hurt. It’s not about saving face or anything, but the feeling of being left in the dark.

An Bang’s reminiscing about the past. How those frustrating moments would bring his blood pressure higher yet now it seems funny? Maybe because they already learned and grew so it seems worth it? (DUH, right?) So, what is his decision? Not really hard to guess, especially his strong sense of responsibility and all.

Yup. Ding Hao trying to convince An Bang? He seems determined, will it work? Yet I have to agree with Ding Hao. Why give up when he’d been through so much? And if he gives up, that meant all of Ding Hao’s past efforts in helping him had been in vain? Can’t blame him for thinking that way either. He can’t just drop everything and leave. Ding Hao is definitely their leader though, always manage to steer things around.

Luo Gang was thinking things over. Yup, An Bang’s definitely a good brother, no doubt about it. What to do now? It’s not like it would be easy to get over the fact that his future’s gone. But… so many things to consider.

I’m ready for a change in atmosphere all right. (For the record, I do feel pissed off and really terrible for Luo Gang’s situation but really need a break from it all – if only for a while.) Eh…even Xiao De Ji and Wu Tian Liang came? NICE… OMG! That was so cheating! Hai Sheng was saying the title of the drama that they were all in. (Well, at least the new drama that stars Zhao Jun Ya and Ye Jia Yu – with Fu Zi Chun appearing as a guest, LOL!) And Xiao De Ji’s at it again, trying to score points with Xiao Yan. So funny that Wu Yong hit his hand ’cause he was trying to make a move on Xiao Yan! LOL!

Hai Sheng and Yu Ting, lol. And why were the other two guys spying on them? How rude, LOL! And they dared to sing and tease them? Well, the other two were there as well. Yu Ting scolded them, LOL! Serves them right. Aww…Wu Yong and Xiao Yan were equally cute. And the song accompanying the following scenes sang by Ai Cheng was quite nice.

Aww…so cute. YET Wu Yong just had to blow it by saying the wrong words. He had no idea. Xiao De Ji jumped in, wanting to give Wu Yong advice while Wu Tian Liang exposed him? NICE…

After all that work, they get to eat now. Great. Very nice scene for the episode. Not to mention lightening up things a bit. Like taking a break. Nice ending for the episode also.
Previews. Oohh..special festival under the fire? Nice. They’re showing parts of the 2nd part as well. OY!
NGs. So funny – always. I knew they would mess up at the part where Hai Sheng was talking nonsense to Yu Ting again, LOL! It’s just too funny not to mess up.
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Father and Son: Favorite Couple

I’m only at episode 3 so it’s really early to say anything. But I thought my favorite couple so far is Zhong Ming and Ruo Shui. They’re the most matured couple in here but could exude the somewhat playful side at times that it’s really cute and addicting to watch. I guess the main attraction is trying to wait and see how they could prove themselves with Zhong Ming’s father and see what the outcome is. As I mentioned in the other post that it’s really a repetitive formula with Zhong Ming being stuck between his kingdom and the beauty. Yet maybe it’s the feeling that it brought forth with this couple that makes it addicting to watch.

What I like about Ruo Shui is her mixture of gentle exterior but having a strong and determined mind. She’s so strong-willed that makes her so graceful and attractive in many ways. Maybe it also has to do with Chu Xuan’s portrayal. Of course it’s nothing new with wanting acknowledgement from the other side’s family and in this case the father; and the overused plot would be either she’s the understanding one willing to work hard and wait patiently–or the nagging impatient, hot-headed girl. I guess there couldn’t be any other approach so the writers chose to let Ruo Shui be the understanding one. But I think it’s more convincing this time because of how her character was developed. I meant it was always all talks with how the understanding girl would be waiting but would be seen with conflicting thoughts or actions when the guy’s not present, making the whole thing so unconvincing with her supposedly patience nature. (Yeah, I do understand that the wait would eventually make one go insane and it’s an important matter but I’m not really convinced when there are just too much of the conflicting actions/thoughts with what the girl’s saying.) This time, I’m willing to hang on because of how Ruo Shui seems to actually understands Zhong Ming and would actually do what’s good for Zhong Ming. Her effort in luring Zhong Ming to the gathering at the beginning of the drama is already proof that she’s not just talks. She could do those things to help him without needing to be given credit or being acknowledged by the father. Yes, she’s waiting silently, but she’s not forcing her presence into the father’s path, knowing that it would anger him. And not to mention, I actually felt her feelings for Zhong Ming are genuine, not just the typical ‘5 years’ label that other dramas slapped around to give us an idea of their history BUT made it so contradicting later with coming up with lame conflicts or misunderstandings between them. (Which I honestly hope isn’t going to be the case here.)

Zhong Ming, of course, has to prove to his father that he knows what he’s doing–personally and professionally. Again, another typical plot where the oldest son is with a woman who has somewhat of a shady background and needs approval from the father. But again, I actually don’t mind it this time around because I could actually sympathize with him. Honestly, he has every right to want a part of the empire his father established since he did work quite hard for it too. It’s not about just severe the ties and that’s it. How he’s approaching it seems mature enough as it can be. Yes, he gets so mad at times and wants to lash out at people for just judging Ruo Shui by just looking on the surface. But he’s still patiently wanting acknowledgment and acceptance. The conflict is ongoing and because he wants to maintain a good family relationship also so he can’t do anything but work hard and wait, proving that it’s not one of those ‘flings’ people think his relationship is with Ruo Shui.

To get back to some of the scenes they have, spending their time together and all, my favorite part thus far is episode 3 when they were having coffee at this one restaurant surrounded by the tung oil tree’s flowers. It was so nice and soothing–and yes, romantic at the same time. At that scene, we could also see how in sync they were, actually giving each other their own version of ‘high five’ and all. Very cute and playful–without going overboard.

I just can’t get enough of their scenes and can’t wait for future interactions. I just hope they don’t get broken up for real. Honestly, for once, I want to be greedy with letting Zhong Ming have both the kingdom and the beauty. (‘Cause with past records, the main guy couldn’t have both, one or the other–unless it’s some melodramatic, childish drama.) But I guess it’s not up to us viewers to decide since it’s probably going go on and on for Heaven knows how many more episodes, considering how many characters are involved.
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Rookies' Diary: Episode 41

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

Didn’t Luo Gang say that they shouldn’t alert his mother? I guess An Bang’s not much for taking orders from others. Even if that person is his brother. Oh well… so he heard her but pretended to be sleeping? Nice… I had a feeling about that though. (The typical cliches scene but it’s okay.)

So funny, Hai Sheng trying to convince Shan Ren? LOL! Yup, Hai Sheng definitely know where to hit, lol. Who else but Sheng Nan, right? And suddenly they were best buddies again, huh? Well, so much for best buddies. Shan Ren’s threat: If you dared trick me, you’re definitely dead! (LOL!)

Indeed Sheng Nan was there with Yu Ting and Xiao Yan so Hai Sheng’s safe for now, LOL! Oh, so they were teaching Yu Ting how to swim.

But if Hai Sheng wasn’t lying, why was he dragged into the punishment too? OY! Funny how they were pretending to be so focused on cleaning, LOL!

They were having a decent conversation for the first time? At least not jabbing at one another. Seems like it. (But watch out for Shan Ren! LOL!) She asked him regarding the other day? How romantic could it get? Imagine confessing at such a location. LOL!

Wu Yong edged right out of it so it ended up with a swim off instead? NICE! We’ll see what happens this time. What’s with their little dance? Well, it was all with the warm-ups, etc BUT it’s just so funny. Shan Ren cheering Wu Yong on? LOL! Aww…Hai Sheng and Yu Ting. He was still jumping around? Hai Sheng was supposed to be the judge? Great! It would be too unbelievable if Wu Yong could beat Xiao Yan though since his past records said otherwise. Shan Ren was getting on the edge, LOL! How could Shan Ren catch up now? Xiao Yan gave Sheng Nan a head start. Oh…Yu Ting fell. It made sense now since the previews just showed her falling in. Now that we know she’s not that pro with swimming, possible. Time for Hai Sheng to be the hero now!

And the truth unfolded as Shan Ren seek Sheng Nan out for a talk. The flashback conversation between Shan Ren and Luo Gang. OY! So that meant it was the answer we’re waiting for? NOT really since who knew it was that way, right? Yup, Hai Sheng overheard them and Shan Ren signaled to him.

I guess the promise only applies to not telling Luo Gang and not others? For the last time, it wasn’t Hai Sheng’s fault. And Wu Yong’s right. What’s the point of playing the blame game now? The damage has already been done. And the last speech from Shan Ren to them.

YUP, need to remind them that An Bang’s supposed to tell Luo Gang. IF anyone slips it before An Bang tell him, I’m so writing that person off. NO EXCUSE.

So here they are, visiting Luo Gang. Let’s not mess it up, everyone! Wu Yong’s not present and is the only one who could get away with it this time. That was funny that Hai Sheng almost slipped. Well, everyone expected Da Tong to slip, right? BUT lucky Hai Sheng steered it around. Tian Bin slipped? Not surprise. He sort of slipped like one other time too. They knocked him over the head? Well, gotta remind him of matters. Yay, they’re celebrating Luo Gang’s birthday! Well, something to look forward to.

Can’t avoid this so I’ll include it too since it’ll occupy part of the episode. Hao Zhi and Su Qing waiting for someone. YET they had no idea something would happen soon. Notice how You Shun was saying let him handle matters earlier in the episode. Hahahaha, Tian Bin was the one in disguised and cleaning the sidewalk. Yup, You Shun was directing the whole scheme from his walkie-talkie. Kidnapping? GREAT! If only they don’t get caught, like involving others hence getting into trouble – for real. Then that would jeopardize their chance in being in the special operations unit. The sloppiest kidnapping scheme I’ve ever seen. GOSH!

So while that was going on, Ding Hao was tipped off by Xiao De Ji that Chen Hao Nan was on his way to cause troubles again. An Bang was on his way to get Luo Gang out of there and to safety. We’ll see if it would work. But based on the previews, tough luck! They really want to make sure Luo Gang couldn’t even walk, right? To think that there’s a slim chance he might miraculously (and unbelievably) recover to join the special operations unit. GREAT…

So the kidnapping continued with You Shun taking over the whole talking. Geez, it would be more effective actually. The others were so sloppy. It’s a wonder they didn’t get caught yet. Oh well. Just when I was praising You Shun for being effective, he slipped. How could he claimed that he knew all of Hao Zhi’s history (dating back to 18 generations), but do not know their phone number? LOL! Seriously, Lai Hu, Da Tong, and Tian Bin were SO off. They should be in exiled for now. Kept making You Shun clean up their mistakes. But then again, why did he even recruit them in this whole scheme? It’s just too risky.

Close call but Luo Gang’s catching on. Not hard to detect suspicions. Yeah sure, like Luo Gang was going to stay put. Yup, Luo Gang saw Chen Hao Nan’s gang cruising around, looking for him. And what do you know? Didn’t An Bang told their mother not to come? I guess the “Don’t” always have the opposite effect. Honestly, I hate to say it, but if she can’t help in any way, don’t get in the way. I know she’s worried YET she can’t do anything anyway. Why make them worry even more? She thinks she can help because it’s all about money, right? NOPE. It’s not always that. Look at those guys. YUP, Luo Gang’s definitely going down the crippled route. Okay, mission completed. YET… but then it had helped Luo Gang see through his mother’s good side – or at least how it was different with his POV before. Okay, I’m just plain impatient. Well, at least that’s solved now. Moving on to the next item? Yup, impatient. Wonder how he would react to his condition then.

Hmm… getting WAY impatient. Come on. Move faster since I’m not really that into watching Hao Zhi and Su Qing. MEAN, but honestly, I rather see them being random together than seeing the whole Su Qing dramas. I like it that they’re helping each other and are bonding yet not really the best subject to focus on at this point. Hope it doesn’t drag anymore. Not that it’s dragging but then again, I’m impatient. Okay, so things are moving forward a bit. Geez…I was getting on the edge with it. The episode wrapped up with You Shun discovering that Su Qing’s password is actually ‘Wo Ai Zhi Zhi’ (5244). NICE?
Previews. So Luo Gang found out. And then Shan Ren jumping up to make his declaration! NICE… They have to save important stuffs for this episode. Wu Yong messed up! Aww…so close. Hai Sheng and Yu Ting! Aww…so Wu Yong and Xiao Yan actually got together? YAY! They better not tease us AGAIN.
BTS. So cold! Poor the girls. Brave indeed. They’re all so funny. Hai Sheng rescuing Yu Ting scene? LOL! I like the NGs more this time since there others parts aren’t as exciting to see how it was filmed, unlike some of the past scenes. I guess after all those powerful scenes with the routines and/or trials, these can’t match up. Ah Pang said it wrong. Li Ban Zhang since Wang Ban Zhang pulled the disappearing act again.
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