Forbes China – Top 100 Successful Celebrities 2017

(image credit: Zhao Li Ying’s Studio Weibo)

I usually don’t do this, but I just thought I do it since year since I saw the list the other day.  (Go here for the list in its originality.) And I know she’s not ranked first, but I just like the picture, lol.

Anyway, here goes the translation for the list:

  1. 1. Fan Bing Bing / Phạm Băng Băng
  2. 2. Lu Han / Lộc Hàm
  3. 3. Yang Mi / Dương Mịch
  4. 4. Zanilia Zhao Li Ying / Triệu Lệ Dĩnh
  5. 5. Yang Yang / Dương Dương
  6. 6. Tamia Liu Tao / Lưu Đào
  7. 7. Jackie Chan / Thành Long
  8. 8. Angelababy / Yang Ying / Dương Dĩnh
  9. 9. Jay Chou / Châu Kiệt Luân
  10. 10. Wu Yi Fan / Ngô Dịch Phàm
  11. 11. Li Yi Feng / Lý Dịch Phong
  12. 12. Deng Chao / Đặng Siêu
  13. 13. Betty Sun Li / Tôn Lệ
  14. 14. Tiffany Tang Yan / Đường Yên
  15. 15. Chen Kun / Trần Khôn
  16. 16. Huang Xiao Ming / Huỳnh Hiểu Minh
  17. 17. TFBOYS
  18. 18. Hu Ge / Hồ Ca
  19. 19. Cecilia Liu Shi Shi / Lưu Thi Thi
  20. 20. Lay Zhang Yi Xing / Trương Nghệ Hưng
  21. 21. William Chan / Trần Vỹ Đình
  22. 22. Wallace Huo / Hoắc Kiến Hoa
  23. 23. Crystal Liu Yi Fei / Lưu Diệc Phi
  24. 24. Jing Bo Ran / Tỉnh Bách Nhiên
  25. 25. Huang Zi Tao / Hoàng Tử Thao
  26. 26. Wu Xiu Bo / Ngô Tú Ba
  27. 27. Andy Lau / Lưu Đức Hoa
  28. 28. Vicki Zhao / Triệu Vy
  29. 29. Li Bing Bing / Lý Băng Băng
  30. 30. Huang Bo / Huỳnh Bột
  31. 31. Wallace Chung / Chung Hán Lương
  32. 32. Lin Chi Ling / Lâm Chí Linh
  33. 33. Jia Nai Liang / Giả Nại Lương
  34. 34. Chris Lee / Li Yu Chun / Lý Vũ Xuân
  35. 35. Sally Jing Tian / Cảnh Điềm
  36. 36. Mark Chao / Triệu Hựu Đình
  37. 37. Dilraba Dilmurat / Địch Lệ Nhiệt Ba
  38. 38. Tong Li Ya / Đồng Lệ Á
  39. 39. Zheng Shuang / Trịnh Sảng
  40. 40. Cheney Chen Xue Dong / Trần Học Đông
  41. 41. He Jing / Hà Cảnh
  42. 42. Wang Kai / Vương Khải
  43. 43. Kenny Lin Geng Xin / Lâm Canh Tân
  44. 44. Xue Zhi Qian / Tuyết Chi Khiêm
  45. 45. Faye Wong / Vương Phi
  46. 46. Eddie Peng / Bành Vu Yến
  47. 47. Lu Yi / Lục Nghị
  48. 48. Shu Qi / Thư Kỳ
  49. 49. Nicky Wu / Ngô Kỳ Long
  50. 50. Jin Dong / Cận Đông
  1. 52. Liu Wen / Lưu Văn
  2. 53. Guo De Gang / Quách Đức Cương
  3. 54. Michael Chen He / Trần Hách
  4. 55. Li Chen / Lý Thần
  5. 56. Jiang Xin / Tưởng Hân
  6. 57. Jacky Cheung / Trương Học Hữu
  7. 58. Eason Chan / Trần Dịch Tấn
  8. 59. Donnie Yen / Chân Tử Đan
  9. 60. Zhou Xun / Châu Tấn
  10. 61. Louis Koo / Cổ Thiên Lạc
  11. 62. Huang Lei / Hoàng Lỗi
  12. 63. Wu Lei / Ngô Lỗi
  13. 64. Sun Hong Lei / Tôn Hồng Lôi
  14. 65. Show Luo / La Chí Tường
  15. 66. Tony Leung Chiu Wai / Lương Triều Vỹ
  16. 67. Ryan Zheng / Trịnh Khải
  17. 68. Ruby Lin / Lâm Tâm Như
  18. 69. Sun Yang / Tôn Dương
  19. 70. Zhang Yi Shan / Trương Nhứt Sơn
  20. 71. Zhou Dong Yu / Châu Đông Vũ
  21. 72. Ni Ni / Nghệ Ni
  22. 73. Yang Zi / Dương Tử
  23. 74. Victoria Song / Tống Thiến
  24. 75. Xie Na / Tạ Na
  25. 76. Hawick Lau / Lưu Khải Uy
  26. 77. Mayday
  27. 78. Huang Xuan / Huỳnh Hiên
  28. 79. Sandra Ma / Mã Tư Thuần
  29. 80. Guan Xiao Tong / Quan Hiểu Đồng
  30. 81. Chen Dao Ming / Trần Đạo Minh
  31. 82. Carina Lau / Lưu Gia Linh
  32. 83. Jolin Tsai / Thái Y Lâm
  33. 84. Nicholas Tse / Tạ Đình Phong
  34. 85. Aaron Kwok / Quách Phú Thành
  35. 86. Gao Yuan Yuan / Cao Viên Viên
  36. 87. Olivia Wang Zi Wen / Vương Tử Văn
  37. 88. Kevin Tsai / Thái Khang Vĩnh
  38. 89. Liu Hao Ran / Lưu Hạo Nhiên
  39. 90. Han Han / Hàn Hàn
  40. 91. Feng Xiao Gang / Phùng Tiểu Cương
  41. 92. Xu Zheng / Từ Tranh
  42. 93. Zhang Jia Yi / Trương Gia Trạch
  43. 94. Zhang Ruo Yun / Trương Nhược Quân
  44. 95. Ray Ma Tian Yu / Mã Thiên Vũ
  45. 96. Jason Zhang Jie / Trương Kiệt
  46. 97. Zhang Hui Mei / Trương Huệ Muội
  47. 98. Zhang Yimou / Trương Nghệ Mưu
  48. 99. William Feng Shao Feng / Phùng Thiệu Phong
  49. 100. Li Qin / Lý Thấm

Stick To You by Cyndi Wang

YES, finally because it was delayed!

First off, whoever made the packaging should be shot not ONCE, but TWICE. I’m so serious here because after I get the plastic wrap off (carefully since I plan to store the whole package in that plastic bag afterward to protect its paper wrapping) and tried to study the whole package to see which way was the correct way to open it (so I don’t wreck it), the CD came flying out before I could catch it. Lucky it landed the artwork face down OR there would be major careful blowing to get the dust off. NOT to mention how it didn’t break. (PHEW!) Moving on, the second complaint about the packaging. Okay, I’m grateful and happy that someone went out of his/her way to get all creative with the clever design, BUT it was a pain to scan stuff. But I managed so no damage to the whole package. (Another PHEW!)

Now that we got that out of the way, I’m going to move onto the relevant parts like let’s say the songs. I had to listen several more times to drive away from the initial opinions since it had to do with a lot of impatience.

1. Miss You (想你想你). A cute song. However, I swear I didn’t like it even the third time around listening to it. In fact, I felt it was kind of lame with repeating ‘Xiang Ni’ too many times. Like a kid whining about something and kept nagging to drive the point. SORRY, that was way mean. But that was my feeling. Then it felt kind of weak for an opening of the album song. Maybe I was spoiled by the fact that “Happy Loving” was a strong one for an opening of the last album. SO there goes another thing. Okay, so I agree there must be fun songs in our lives to make it less depressing but I sort of couldn’t tolerate it even after three tries SO I gave up altogether.

2. Love Is Empty (愛太空). The album redeemed itself by having this song. Because I was ready to skip it altogether if I ran across another somewhat of a ‘flaky’ flavor song. I guess that was the benefit of shuffling the songs so it would be one upbeat and one more light-noted song. This song was quite bitter–like most of those really sad, depressing ones with lost love and all. But it was quite good. Her voice didn’t disappoint either. It brought out all of that bitterness quite well. And the other thing was she was able to put some vocal work in this one with the different ranges.

3. Stay With Me Till The Future (陪我到以後) – Featuring Show Luo (羅志祥). A somewhat sweet, mushy song. I swear I didn’t pay attention when Show was singing when I was listening to the first and second time around. YET I forced myself to listen hard the third time around and no wonder I missed it. Since he sang so little. Not to mention did his voice change? Just wondering since I haven’t listened to him for ages now. Anyway, back to the song, the lyrics were creative enough I guess. Yet I couldn’t tune into it. Not quite. It was somewhat catchy but didn’t really lure me in yet. Not sure if it would in the future.

4. Stick To You (黏黏黏黏). Another cute song. What did I say about cute songs now? Scroll up. But anyway, I must admit it was catchy enough since the lyrics fitted with the mixing of the music. However, still felt it was too cutesy. I could get the hang of it though. But the whole ‘ai ai ai’ repeating over and over again sort of annoyed me.

5. Rock Girl (搖滾吧姑娘). Why does this sound like a folk song more than a rock song? (At the beginning mostly.) Just wondering. And why wasn’t this song the first track instead of the other one? I swear I like this song better than some of the other upbeat songs in here. Not to mention how she sounded more natural? NOT sure. A tad silly sometimes but I didn’t mind for this case. At least it wasn’t too cutesy.

6. Don’t Cry (不哭). I actually quite liked some parts of the lyrics yet I can’t seem to get into it, mostly because of the music arrangement. And it seriously sounded like a folk song again. LOL! Was it supposed to be?

7. Romance With Myself (自行浪漫). Wow. Surprised. It was surprisingly enjoyable. This could have been the first track as well. Yet it wasn’t? (Or was ‘Xiang Ni Xiang Ni’ sounding more catchy than the title of this song?) It brought upon quite a good feeling. Sort of made me feel like in the ‘jianghu’ realm, LOL! Though it was so upbeat and irrelevant to that of the wuxia world. But a good, encouraging song overall. Sometimes, it only takes oneself to go on some trip to feel good or better, not keep whining about a loss over someone, etc. Though I have to complain again about the ‘ai ai ai’ thing repeating. What’s with people and putting that in this album? Once, okay. All the time? It’s driving me insane here.

8. The Next Page of Me (下一頁的我). OMG! My faith in Cyndi (and the people working on this album as well) resurrected just through this song. It almost made me cry. (YES, that good.) Not too bitter but quite touching. The music sounded like it was some ancient series though. (Yeah, me and my wuxia mood but it did make me think of ancient settings, etc.) Quite inspirational in a way because it contained a sense of courage to move on and strive harder for one’s dream, not getting beat down because of obstacles or just after one fall. And not to mention the whole learning to be independent and all. (I repeated it one more time during my third time around listening to the album.) Nice music arrangement indeed, very suitable for the lyrics. Talking about lyrics, it was much more complicated for this one than some of the other songs in here. Made me like it even more.

9. Forever Happiness (一直幸福). Another wow. ‘Cause seriously, I thought another one of those cutesy songs. NOT that I hate cute songs but I had about enough of those lame songs. Yet this one was different. The lyrics managed to go beyond the typical screaming out ‘ai ai ai’ all the time, LOL! Sorry, but had to put that in. Then the cute tone of it wasn’t too much either. It was just about right. The music was catchy, not too upbeat to block out the cute parts. It brought out the excitement of being in love and all those cute promises yet not too much on either end of being too trying.

10. Love ATM (愛的ATM). Cute, upbeat song. Catchy song but didn’t really think much of it. I guess I could let it slide. Not bad, but not really my favorite either.

Favorite songs? Yeah, after all that rant, I would at least make up my mind, right? First place goes to #8. No surprise ’cause only when I listened to that song did my faith restored. Second place goes to #2 (interestingly the same number, LOL). Third place is #9. Then #7. Next would be #5. And that’s it for me. The rest I pretty much don’t care for.

Overall opinion? I was a tad disappointed at first because I thought the songs would divert toward the more mature route, considering how she had declared in the past about taking that route since she wasn’t feeling like being cute anymore. Yet I became a little more understanding after the second or third time listening to the songs. Not by much, but I’m trying to be hopeful that some things will change in the future. Yes, this was definitely a step back from her previous works–at least to me, except for some songs. What I really appreciated about this album was the artistic side was still there and the pictures weren’t too sexy thus retaining its sense of expression for the music instead of the typical “beautiful photos” packaging just to lure us in.

Oh yeah, by the time it got to the third track (and my third time around listening to it), I realized that her voice has changed. At least from the past albums. OR did it happen in the last one too and I didn’t notice? Like it wasn’t so clear anymore but had this feeling like something sticky. YET was that the point for this album? (I don’t mean her pronunciation of the lyrics either but the way her voice sounded.) Then it seemed weaker too. I’m not even sure anymore. Or because of my recent mood that had affected my judgment in her vocal and music selection. Though I must clarify that the reason why I’m even being harsh on her is I have really high expectations of her based on her past work. (Even if there are tons of haters out there.) So…please surprise me again in the future with your unique vocal, Princess Cyndi.

Last rant: I’m a bit saddened that there was no MVs version though since I actually enjoyed some of the MVs more than in the last album. (NOT that I don’t like the other one so don’t jump at me. Just like the feel of the MVs for this one a tad more.)

*All images were scanned by DTLCT

The GBA Aftermath

Okay, I wasn’t even going to participate in this ridiculous, beyond childish “game” this year. Yet I had to after reading some things. I refrained from wanting to even blog or care about it after reading some news (which was my first mistake in a long time now because I had cut myself off with anything that’s related to the stretch of the media and anti-fans) last night. But I could no longer hold out after reading an exchange between Will and Mark:

(Image Credit: Will’s Weibo)

YES, it got to Will. In this day and age and leave it up to the media to add in more oil to the blazing fire, OF COURSE, IT GOT TO HIM. Thank you for those who were making things even worse. I hope you all are happy now! (YES, that was sarcasm.) Now that I got that part out of the way, I will attempt to tear everything apart one by one and beat the already “dead horse” to death again (IF POSSIBLE). These points were influenced by a collection of various discussions around the net BUT might not cover everything because I stopped reading for the sake of keeping whatever of sanity is left in me. Luckily, Will didn’t get beat down yet and will continue to strive forward.

First and foremost, who should have won? Everyone loves this question, right? Since most people (or what seems like it) have been yelling out injustice since the result was announced. Biased or unbiased, I think Will deserved every ounce of the award–regardless if the other nominees are veterans or not. Well, it’s easy for me to say because I’m some obsessed fangirl, right? WRONG, I thought James Wen would win this year–finally. Does that mean I have no faith in Will? NO, it was because Endless Love was too underrated AND the fact that the hype was built around The Fierce Wife and many others all along.

Additional reasons?

  • Picking on the new guy is just so fun. People are so against Will because he’s new. Technically, he isn’t new anymore in the industry, but at least he’s one of the new nominees and some people wouldn’t expect to show up on the list. It’s the same reason why Mark got bombarded to the point that it could be compared to a massacre two years ago. AND also the mockery that followed after Show got beat by Wu Cheng Di. I just want to say that when it comes to these things, it’s not a matter of who’s senior/junior but it should be based on that one performance only. That’s why they attached the title of the drama after reading out the nominees’ name, hence the next point.
  • Acting? The obvious reason for thinking his acting isn’t up to it. Those who think so based on Miss No Good and never watched Endless Love should not even have a say in it. After all, the award was based on his performance in Endless Love. Endless Love received some attention when it first aired–yet for all the wrong reasons (thanks to the media), but that was it. So it was hard for those who lost interest and never watched the rest of it to criticize Will’s acting. He had improved heaps since Miss No Good–if that was possible. Not to mention how with people’s first major lead role, they would end up all nervous. (AND because he and Rainie are really good friends outside, too familiar with one another that made him nervous and less natural in Miss No Good than in Endless Love.)
  • Fanbase and the personal support team. This is important because this is where everyone gets overly emotional because of course, they would be supporting their friends, favorites, etc. YET if they’re unwilling to step back and analyze the whole situation, it’s just group-bullying the winner in the end. Even more so, just because someone you support wins it means it’s fair? And if someone you don’t support wins, that means the whole thing is corrupted? More on that later.
  • Different interpretation of what ‘good acting’ is. YES, this is why sometimes we have a room full of people and they can’t seem to get along. We all have a different perception of what good acting is. SO the people on the panel are like that as well. Ever heard the phrase “9 people with 10 opinions”? (I’ll leave some other questions about doubt for later as well.)

Who handled the outcome better? Of course, it’s easy to be happy and all when you’re winning, right? YES, but Will had to deal with the combined pressure from the other nominees–and their supporters, the media, and the audience. This is one of those rare times when he rather not win. Being the winner is worse than being the loser this time around. But I must say that out of all the other nominees, Jin Shi Jie handled it pretty well, even congratulating Will based on this post. I’m not sure about Long Shao Hua since I haven’t heard much about him afterward–or the media focused less on him. NOT sure. Joseph Chang looked sad from some of the photos captured afterward–with Rainie comforting him–AND he has every right to be. Yet the most disappointing reaction must be from James Wen. He has every right–like the other nominees–to be upset yet calling injustice? Okay, here is the part where everyone would be arguing about there’s never a wrong way to react after losing since it’s hard to control one’s emotion and how it hurts to lose four times already. YET why didn’t he react so strongly before? (Okay, people are rolling their eyes and saying, “Maybe it’s because this is the fourth time.” How could I miss it when I wrote “four times” up there, right?) Lei Hong won in 2008–and no reaction just because he’s a veteran? Or was it because it was the second time (after some years) so no real effect yet (but just the whole flaunting around about “being honored with having the nomination”)? My turn to roll my eyes here. But if Eddie Peng had won over him that year, how would he feel? (Though if Eddie had won, I wouldn’t mind either because I felt his performance in Wayward Kenting was so convincing as some clueless guy. But for the record, I was rooting for Zhang Chen Guang also SO I wasn’t too happy with Lei Hong winning YET I got over it. YES, I said it that I didn’t agree with the winner BUT I wouldn’t go about bashing another for it. I just moved on.) Then come last year’s The Happy Times of That Year and he didn’t win either AND what was his reaction? Sorry that I have forgotten but most of the heat was on between the winner and Show Luo–or so it seemed. AND is this year an appropriate time to come out pondering if the audience could vote as well? (I get it the part about him being sad and disappointed that he doesn’t know where he went wrong. YET I didn’t like some of the attitude going on like he was sure he would win. No one wants to lose OR so others would be arguing right now, but he has let the whole hype get to him and building himself up too much hence not being able to accept the outcome–like some others who have taken it lightly. I’m sure it’s hard not to get pulled in because of how much The Fierce Wife Team has built itself up for getting awards, but he must understand that acting is not about awards only. Or was that his goal all along? And IF anyone wants to pull the veteran card out now, he has to understand how the industry is since he has been around for a while now.) Back to the whole questioning about the panel, he could question the panel all he wants but touching the audience? Nice move. This goes back to prove that everyone has a different opinion on how and what is good acting. YET what is he implying? (I’m sure the media could be twisting his word, but some of the reactions from him and the rest of The Fierce Wife Team are obvious already without the media adding in more.) Talking about TFW (The Fierce Wife) Team, Sonia sure disappointed me with her reaction as well. (YES, this is the part where people are saying about how it’s natural for her to not be able to control emotion because she just lost the leading actress award to Tian Xin previously–and that she was just supporting James–AND how she already apologized afterward via Facebook. YET Miss Sui was saying in this one article that she didn’t care about winning and seemed like she was taking it easy. She must have underestimated herself and reacted differently when the moment finally came and she couldn’t predict that YET it proved that the response was just a publicity stunt after all. And if what she said before had been taken out of context with her not caring about the award and she had clarified about that–aka she does care, then I’m sorry. But that was kind of not so graceful with her reaction–regardless of how much damage control was done afterward. It had allowed for the TFW fanbase to bash others since it was okay their idols were against a certain victory as well. Yeah, here comes the whole “idols couldn’t control their emotions” again, BUT they’re NOT new. People want to use the “veteran/senior card” to their advantage? I will use it too if you want to play that way.)

SIDE-NOTE: I want to stop here and clarify that I really like both Sonia and James Wen. I liked Sonia since watching The Magicians of Love–even if people thought her performance wasn’t all that, but I saw the potential in her. (NOT to mention how I have included her as one of the key characters in The Dating Game series of my fanfiction–regardless of how lame and random the story-line tend to get.) James? I only watched him in bits and pieces in The Happy Times of That Year but really liked his chemistry with Sonia in there, and loved them as an on-screen couple since then. Not to mention how I think James could really act. Yet I’m just disappointed in their reaction of recent, that’s all. SO if anyone thinks it’s just my cheap attempt to defend Will by dunking both James and Sonia, that’s fine and I can’t stop you, but it’s not the truth. I will continue to support both and wish their time will come in the future. I also hope that they would both learn to handle situations better as well. (NOT to mention the whole ‘TFW Team’ also.)

Moving on…to the next point.

The results were fixed. This couldn’t be helped when an award ceremony comes around–or some sort of competition. I read somewhere that someone was mentioning about Angie Cai (the producer of Endless Love) was behind the whole thing with getting Will to win. Honestly? Someone also pointed out through the same post that: “Why couldn’t she do the same last year for Show and Hai Pai Tian Xin?” I must agree with that response. Don’t tell me because she learned better this year. Unless you can prove it, don’t even go there. It does happen in the industry at times and who knows what else behind those curtains YET unless you can prove it, it’s just a bunch of baseless assumptions. To make it even worse, someone else blurted out that Will was actually the one buying himself the award. Again, honestly? This, I could say is impossible without proof. Why? He focuses his career on music because that’s his passion, but does one drama per year (or so he had announced one time) because of fans who would want to see him in the dramas. He’s known to be one of the most extreme workaholics in the industry, never stopping even when he injured his leg performing that one time onstage. Would he resort to that method to win?

Why didn’t I defend Mark when everyone and their cousins were after him for winning two years ago? The obvious: I didn’t watch Black & White yet and could only read the news that was surrounding the matter. A lame answer to dodge out of the sticky situation, but it’s the truth. I wouldn’t want to be talking about a subject that I have no idea about because it would end up worthless when I need to back up my argument. Have you ever sit there and listen to some friends talk about a certain popular movie recently shown in the theater and they talked it to death YET you have no idea what it’s about? But you ended up pretending you do AND they cornered you with a question regarding the plot or trap you with some questions about the cast (how did you think so and so did)? The sad outcome would be they made some stuff up to test you yet you didn’t even realize it until they told you in the end, making you look like an idiot because they knew all along you were bluffing (and just want to teach you a lesson). SO, yes I didn’t want to be that idiot. Though I never agree with people targeting others, even resorting to name-calling, etc. SO now that I already watched Black & White, how about not dodging the question anymore? Did Mark deserve the win? Honestly, I think he did. I pondered about it a lot when I was watching Black & White–and if I had to go raw without any real first-hand information, I would be too blinded and biased to answer that question. But I was glad to hold my judgment while I was watching. It seemed like a slow start with Mark’s character–though there was some excitement with the cases and the chase scenes at various points. Yet there were more actions than scenes where it allowed Mark to show off his ability to express his emotions. But somewhere near the ending when the plot focused on revealing more of Ying Xiong’s identity and the trap he fell into, Mark got more chances to prove his talent. It was indeed fascinating to watch. It wasn’t Mark’s fault that there were less emotional scenes for him. It was the way the plot was built. It was just that Pi Zi had a harsh life and the ups and downs of the stuff he went through were ten times worse hence allowing Vic more chances to prove his abilities. I’m not saying that Vic doesn’t deserve it SO don’t put words into my mouth. But I’m saying that other elements must be considered before jumping to a conclusion about who deserves it more than whom. I think either one of the guys winning would already be a victory for the drama itself.

Who got it worse–Mark or Will? YES, I had to address it too. During the commotion and the announcement of the result, Mark must have gotten it worse. Though both were equally shocked and emotional to pay attention to other sideshows. Yet I think Mark got it worse after the acceptance/appreciative speech and the after-party. Just because he was right there witnessing everything. People must be whispering and some doubts are out there–thanks to the media’s interpretation as well. Mark saw it all and had to endure the whole night. Will was in China performing and was watching it on TV. Just to get some things cleared out of the way before people assume otherwise, Will had agreed to perform in China first and did not want to cancel the show just because of the award show. Some people had interpreted that he didn’t show up because he knew he wouldn’t win (possibly thanks to the media again). That might be true to some extent, BUT I think it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that he didn’t want to disappoint the people who were coming to see his performance with the show in China (since he had been known to be quite considerate and always work his best with preparations for the shows). If he didn’t care, he wouldn’t even watch, right? Of course, he was beyond surprised that he won and even went into extremely shocked mode after learning that he won. (It could be seen in this clip that he included after thanking the cast and crew of Endless Love because he said the award did not belong to him only, but to them also.) To get back to the point in bold again, I think it’s about the same after the show was over and the media begin weaving stories–and the audience’s reaction. And I don’t think there would be anyone who could comfort Will better than Mark since Mark really, truly understand EXACTLY what Will is going through (like both had said in that message above).

So after all those rants from me, who should be blamed then? (YES, I know we must blame someone for our frustration, right? SO, of course, I got that part covered.) The most obvious answer: GBA panel aka the judges. It was them who determined the winner. Whatever it was said and done, it was up to them. They were the ones who people should be targeting–regardless of what you assumed happened behind the scenes. But it’s natural to blame the winners because we couldn’t change anything or have a say in the panel, right? NO! Come on now, could someone come up with a lamer reason to hate? To get back to the subject again, if the nominees don’t trust the panel OR care for the GBA, why didn’t they just file some report/statement stating that they DO NOT want to be involved in it altogether? Oh, we’re back to the whole “I thought I would win thing again.” Scroll up and it goes in circles. LOL!

To get way off-topic but still somewhat on topic, did anyone consider that some of the best dramas of the year didn’t even get mentioned? SO how could you rate the fairness of everything or feel the injustice of it all? I’m sure every one of the production team of all the dramas aired last year (and all of the years in the past, in the current, and in the future as well) did their best and put in a lot to work to create all of those dramas for us to see–regardless if we care for the genre or not, BUT they didn’t get mentioned. What I’m getting at is if you complain about those not winning, what about those who didn’t get nominated? The list goes on and on, not just the cast–or the usual upfront producer/director teams either. But the people who spent hours to put up the set and get the scenes ready for the shoot. Or say those people who spent hours after to clean up after the others are done with the scenes and already went home? Do they ever get mentioned? We know they exist, but the attention’s always on the forerunners. SO imagine how they feel when they are not mentioned at all. OR like some people thought they could carry on a show without the help of the so-called “little people.”

Am I trying to act all mighty and teach people stuff? NO, I’m just fed up with seeing so much negativity and what one human being would do to another just because of something they couldn’t change. You might think I’m making too big of a deal out of this because they’re entertainers. BUT does that mean entertainers DO NOT have feelings or deserve to pursue their dreams or follow their ambition? Every one of us has a dream or a goal we’re working toward. You might think one is silly or another. You might choose to be a doctor because you want to save lives, others could choose to become singers/song-writers/actors–or whatever you name it. But it doesn’t make one career/profession more superior than the other. We’re just all different from one another and the path we choose makes this world a place with variety.

This was a rant about the male side mostly since it has to do with Will and all. Yet I think it could apply for all of the categories that were mentioned in the award as well. Because honestly, it doesn’t make much of a difference. The bottom-line: Get over it.

Princess Cyndi: Birthday 2011

The 5th was Cyndi’s birthday and it really proved who remembered and who didn’t. (We don’t count people who are WAY too busy with their lives, right? NOT! It’s a matter of effort.) Anyway, not counting the girls and some of the guys that I am not familiar with (regarding friendship/history/rumored), BUT the ones I do sort of followed are listed by the time (earliest to latest)–with Cyndi’s responses to them:


Nicholas Teo/ Zhang Dong Liang (張棟樑)WINNER – He’s mad busy with his new album YET still beat everyone! (No excuse from the others!)


Joe Cheng/ Zheng Yuan Chang (鄭元暢)1ST RUNNER UP – Joe delivers! He’s her good friend all right.


Wilber Pan Wei Bo (潘瑋柏) 2ND RUNNER UP – Another good friend. They’re going to celebrate together! Yay!


JJ Lin (林俊傑) – A promising one from JJ! Do we get to see more pictures then? Or is it in the distant future that they meet up?


Eli Shi Yi Nan (施易男) – The other leading guy didn’t abandon her yet her leading man did? LOL! I haven’t watched Love Keeps Going yet but it’s great to know they’re keeping in touch.


Jacky Chu/ Zhu Fan Gang (祝釩剛) – I so didn’t know this, but no surprise that they’re not that closed? But still cool that he’s admitting that. Always a first for everything? (She still didn’t add him. It’s okay. He’ll get over it. I hope.)


Calvin Chen Yi Ru (辰亦儒) – Calvin’s time is actually 21:28. I went to his page and made sure of it regarding the time-stamp. Cool that they’re still interacting and he beat someone! mwuhahahaha (Okay, just kidding…)


Danson Tang Yu Zhe (唐禹哲) – Just one second behind Calvin. (Blame it on the technology, lol.) I just began stalking Danson recently. So cool that their birthdays are 3 days apart.


Jiro Wang Dong Cheng (汪東城) SAD CASE – There are no other words to describe it except those two, LOL! Or are Jindi fans going to come up with those things about ‘saving the best for last’? (Okay, just messing around here since thoughts do count…)

Okay, so unless they don’t have Weibo–or had already said ‘happy birthday’ to her through another way, who knows? The others, better luck next year, LOL!

Thoughts?

Princess Cyndi and Prince… – Part 2

Back to this one! Looks familiar? Yeah, ’cause it’s connected to the previous post. I missed two people so I had to do a new one to put them in. Yeah, after receiving complaints, I guess I’ll have to be fair about it? (YEAH…RIGHT…)

So I added in 5, not just 2. Nice? Another difference is updating a few of their recent interactions on Weibo! Or any other things that I missed last time.

Wallace Huo Jian Hua (霍建華) – Still behind on my stuff. Since no news or links of them lately, I guess I’ll just have to rely on fanfic. Still too caught up with Jindi stuffs to write an appropriate one for them. I’m re-writing Desperate Moments in the future. So maybe there’s something?

Sam Wang Shao Wei (王少偉) – Recently he and Cyndi (and a bunch of other celebs) attended the event to help Japan. Anyway, they were spotted together and was also asked a bunch of questions. Possible? Sam’s always so boyish and shy so I don’t know. BUT we’ll see. (More hexing for Jindi fans?) Just kidding. It would be too weird for me though since they have the same last name.

Tony Sun Xie Zhi (孫協志) – No signs? But can’t really rule anything. He’s still around and they’re probably still keeping in touch. And no worries, I’m still working on a possible new Tony and Cyndi fanfic. (YES, he’s the only one within the so-called family that I would accept.)

Zax Wang Ren Fu (王仁甫) – No chance but just leaving him in as part of the list anyway.

Jason Hsu/ Xu Meng Zhe (許孟哲) – Still impossible? Just kidding…

JJ Lin (林俊傑) – One of the first guys she added on Weibo so…

Leon Jay Williams (立威廉) – Still impossible.

Matthew Lin Ming Dao (明道) – Cyndi added him (finally). That was a while back but was all right. Nothing much. Let’s keep it that way? LOL!

Jacky Chu/ Zhu Fan Gang (祝釩剛) – Why am I even putting him in when he was just the evil loan-shark person in Heaven’s Wedding Gown? Ummm…hey, he was tagging Cyndi on Weibo. They were once under J-Star together and had worked together so it made sense that he knows her. AND also follows her stuff. He calls her Wan Xin Ni (丸心妮). And he begs her to follow him. (Sort of…just kidding…) So how did she respond? NOPE, no response yet. She’s still too busy stalking others. (It took her a while to add his buddy Ming Dao SO why should he be any different?) What I found funnier was some of his fans jumped in and begged Cyndi to add him too. LOL! (I wasn’t one of them, that’s why I’m still laughing.) We’ll see when she does get around to adding him. (IF at all.)

Lee Wei (李威) – When in the world did the rumors start? Not sure but it came up again in the recent months. But interesting. They’re probably good friends.

Kenji Wu Ke Qun (吳克羣) – No connection on Weibo yet. But that doesn’t mean anything, right? Oh well. I said in last post’s comment that I’m not really into their interactions. But just putting him in here so fans could be happy that I do know about their interactions? LOL! Oh yeah, he was almost cast alongside her in Smile Pasta but that failed. It didn’t matter anyway since he was supposed to portray Nic’s brother aka no chance.

Nicholas Teo/ Zhang Dong Liang (張棟樑) – He’s still stalking her on Weibo–along with some others. But it’s good to see the consistency in their interactions. She doesn’t respond much lately, but it’s okay. Still, fun to stalk.

Gino from K-One (蔡尚甫) – Ah Zhe! LOL! He’s still in exile with Jacky aka haven’t added him yet but he had made an attempt to talk to her? Another J-Star family member. We’ll see when he’s out of exile status. LOL!

Joe Cheng/ Zheng Yuan Chang (鄭元暢) – Okay, so they are good friends and work together in the N + a ADs. Major cuteness! (But let’s not get too into it since some people might get on her case like some would do to Amber’s current collaboration in Channel X. We know why. Let’s not get there.) But I’m thinking of a possible story for them in the future? If it’s not a pairing, would still have some interactions.

Jiro Wang Dong Cheng (汪東城) – Still stalking Cyndi. Probably the only one she talks to a lot? (Aside from her brothers?) NOT sure, but Jindi fans would be happy.

Calvin Chen Yi Ru (辰亦儒) – He finally joined Weibo recently so there’s even more excitement going on. But they haven’t added each other yet? No, wait. He added her but she didn’t add him yet. (At least Qiao added him so he should be happy? LOL!)

Vic Chou/ Zhou Yu Min (周渝民) – No signs of anything after ADs. I miss that.

Show Luo Zhi Xiang (羅志祥) – Not much of interaction lately? Or did I miss something? They’re still under the same company so I guess there’s something to think about. (IF you want to…)

Mike He Jun Xiang (賀軍翔) – They were caught at the movies together! Well, it was with other friends too. But the press made it look like something. (Mike doesn’t want to get creamed by Jiro?)

Wilber Pan Wei Bo (潘瑋柏) – Still stalking her. And some other people. It’s still fun.

Any changes in my decision? I don’t know. Still too early to say anything.

AGAIN, NO  BASHING LIKE LAST TIME. I have my own favorites as I said before, but that doesn’t mean we have the license to bash other pairings.

Princess Cyndi and Prince…

Another Cyndi update since she’s at 21 already (on the poll). In fact, she deserves her own category by now! (Oh, look! It’s there now!)

What game are we playing today? Choosing a prince for our princess! Fun, eh?

Wallace Huo Jian Hua (霍建華) – No, I’m not listing him first because he’s my #1 (LOL), but because he paired with Cyndi first. I was so obsessed with them in Westside Story and swore they got robbed. Well, I’m still obsessed with them hence the many stories I tried to re-create AND FAILED MISERABLY. It’s like a really, really slim chance that they would work together one day. But who knows? Never say never, eh? I can still hope and write some more fanfics. Not ranting about them much here because I’m saving it for my future updates regarding Westside Story. (Surely someone remembers about those entries?)

Sam Wang Shao Wei (王少偉) – I just remember that Sam was technical first–according to the events of the story and NOT Wallace, BUT NO, I’m not switching it. (LOL) I don’t know about their interactions off-screen, except that they work together in “Love You” (愛你) MV and some other times too. But they were all right in Westside Story. Kind of tragic, but I felt it was one of those one-sided things and how it was more pitying for him than love so I didn’t buy it as much. Still, I liked their characters in there though, but not as a couple. Off-screen? Probably no chance? (Mean, I know. But haven’t heard anything lately.)

Tony Sun Xie Zhi (孫協志) – I was so tempted to list Tony first. I’m so serious here. They are seriously cute together but didn’t have a solid story in Westside Story. I remember saying that I would’ve preferred it if they focused the story on the ‘Tony-Cyndi-Wallace’ triangle. (NOT because I dislike Yan Yan since I really like her too but not her character in there.) It was really intense at first between them but it was really cute and funny how she was tossed in the trash dump area and he was helping her clean up. Then he was carrying her on his back, trying to take her home. I loved that scene! AND loved how Wallace was being so jealous. It was a riot! Off-screen, they still maintain a very good friendship. She calls him “Xie Zhi Ba Ba”, LOL. But it reinforces the whole idea with what Tony was saying on this one game show when they were promoting Westside Story. Tony said that reason he, Cyndi, and Sam won was because they were a family. It was really sweet. Hey, they not only rule in that area, BUT they were really awesome in “Tormented” (煎熬). I still put it on repeat on my mp3 player. Almost forgot, but another instance of their interaction I remember was behind the scenes for this one concert. They were getting ready to go onstage and Tony was fixing his hair? NOT sure but they were just making sure they were good to go. But Cyndi was in the way and Tony pushed her out and then she kept jumping in front of him, blocking his way. It was really funny though. I think they seemed the most playful among Cyndi’s co-stars (though having no romantic relationship in the drama–like said before) aside from Zax that is. And then maybe it’s like what Tony said with them being like family so she’s more comfortable with him?

Zax Wang Ren Fu (王仁甫) – Okay, I didn’t even want to put him in because of the memory I have with how his character was in Westside Story, but just to be fair so I did. However, it doesn’t really matter if I put him in or not, considering how he’s happily married already. Though I really like their friendship off-screen. It’s really funny how he teases her at times. Then I remember the part where she was on his show to promote her album and she was calling him “Ren Fu Ge” and he was really happy, saying how usually she would call him “Ren Fu Ba Ba”. It was always good to be referred to as a youthful person, right?

Jason Hsu/ Xu Meng Zhe (許孟哲) – Hey, he was in her “When You” (當你) MV and I’m sure they interacted in the past, considering how they were under J-Star for a period of time. Not bad actually since they were so cute in the MV. I would buy it. Not sure about now, but one could ponder.

JJ Lin (林俊傑) – I saw them in some short story, not sure for what, once and thought they were cute together. It was the one where she was outside (in the park or street?) and he was carrying some water bottle. (He was making a delivery, I think.) Another thing is JJ calls her “Smart Little Princess” (聪明小公主). They interact from time to time so they must be good friends.

Leon Jay Williams (立威廉) – I think the majority is against them, considering how much Leon was bashed in HWG. (Not only because of his lack of acting talent either.) But I found them addicting to watch because of the story. Not to mention how I was so into watching them that I was delusional for a while with HWG. I wasn’t into Zi Hao at first when I was watching and not really understanding. I got the dubbed version and watched, I was hooked. Then later watched the Mandarin version with subs, it was really something, considering how some stuff was cut off in the dubbed version that did not make sense at all. The fact that I made a lot of wallpaper/Xanga skins for them at one time showed my obsession. Off-screen? They’re okay. I guess it’s safe to keep a distance since they do not want to attract rumors. Leon’s taken so wouldn’t want any misunderstandings. Oh yeah, almost forgot that they reunited briefly in Wei Xiao Pasta and she even took pictures with both guys, LOL. (Nic and Leon that is.)

Matthew Lin Ming Dao (明道) – I used to find them fun to watch, but not anymore. After I analyze the story to death, it was hard to say, “It was a hard choice between Zi Hao and Hai Nuo” because it honestly was NOT hard. I felt pity for Hai Nuo at first and thought, “What a great guy.” But I soon found out something and it wasn’t Ming Dao’s fault. (MARK THESE PLEASE SINCE I SAID IT’S NOT MING DAO’S FAULT SO FANS DO NOT HAVE TO REACT SO STRONG.) The scriptwriters had sacrificed Ai Qing’s spunky nature for Hai Nuo to shine. I’m so serious here! Because from the beginning, she was really strong and capable of taking care of herself, not backing down to obstacles, except with the moments she had with caring for her pets’ well-being and worrying for grandpa, etc. YET she was reduced to a complete weakling as the story progressed, making it seemed like she needed to be protected 24/7. It was all because the scriptwriters DIDN’T know how to work Hai Nuo’s storyline better SO they needed to make him the ‘hero in shining armor’ in Ai Qing’s life. PUH-LEASE. But get back to off-screen, I thought I like the idea of them together, especially with watching various ADs and all. I wouldn’t mind another collaboration, BUT HWG was a disaster because of the reason I listed above. Ming Dao mentioned that Cyndi’s kind of distance from him, etc but I think it made sense since she was afraid of rumors. But IF it’s real life, ummm…I have second thoughts. More like I fear for Cyndi’s well-being IF such rumors were to fly around, not to mention IF it was real. Other Ming Dao pairings’ fans will have a field day. I shouldn’t even put plural with ‘pairing’ since I know only one of his other pairing’s fans are extreme, NOT the rest. Strange.

Nicholas Teo/ Zhang Dong Liang (張棟樑) – OMG, they have such awesome chemistry in Wei Xiao Pasta. It was really fun and enjoyable though how ridiculous the plot seemed at times. (NOT talking about the love thing, BUT like the reality thing with how the students’ lives revolved around the celebs too much rather than studying, LOL!) It was so funny watching the NGs scenes as well. Hilarious how they kept messing up. Heard that Cyndi kept a distance from Nic again while they were filming? Well, more like both of them were. Probably shy or nervous! Still funny. BUT the way they’re interacting on Weibo lately, it’s really fun to see. (If Nic doesn’t use his other times to stalk Cynthia Wang, LOL! Just kidding, he stalks other people too!)

Jiro Wang Dong Cheng (汪東城) – Shi Lang and Tao Hua! Who could forget? NOT those who have been visiting my blog for the past months or so. It’s hard to miss, really! I meant it’s really fun to watch because the impression I have on them was from the light comedy so no strong feelings. Just really fun to watch and analyze. It would drive us fans crazy trying to see their interactions on Weibo as well. It’s really funny how much other fans could detect them and their similarities. I’m working on two fanfics right now AND can’t seem to get the titles going at all. But hey, it’s a start. I think Jiro’s kind of protective/defensive towards Cyndi though. (Watch him jump in when Show was interacting with Cyndi! It was really funny! At least I thought it was funny.) He calls her “Tao Hua” still and calls the four crazy protective brothers “brother-in-law” (and the others returned the favor, LOL). Acknowledgment on both sides. Don’t you just love that? Cyndi used to call him “Shi Lang” but now she reverted to calling him “Wang Dong Dong”. (His mother calls him that! Coincidence?)

Calvin Chen Yi Ru (辰亦儒) – I honestly felt it was funny and they were sort of cute in Momo Love–IF only it wasn’t for the fact that we were supposed to root for Shi Lang (lol). It was really funny watching Zhi Qiang trying too hard. (YES, Calvin was really funny! He’s the type who could exaggerate without making it overboard. Gotta give him that!) But off-screen, I’m rooting for QiaoRu so it’s okay. Interesting collaboration. That’s it.

Vic Chou/ Zhou Yu Min (周渝民) – I would never get an idea until I saw their various ADs. Okay, that reminds me I abandoned my fanfic again! Darn! I was just stuck. I haven’t dropped it yet. Don’t worry, everyone! Anyway, I think it would be really cute with them. It would be awesome to have a drama in the future. But it’s all right with the ADs. At least it’s refreshing.

Show Luo Zhi Xiang (羅志祥) – Saw some pictures and clips of them with concerts and all. YET I think Jiro’s jealous so let’s not even think about it. (JUST KIDDING…) Fun to see various concert collaborations.

Mike He Jun Xiang (賀軍翔) – So far? I thought it’s different with various pictures and BTS. I meant since they gave Cyndi a mature image in MLJY, I hope it’s a different character and something that would stick. Creating a different spark between them would be cool. I’ll have to see what happens. BUT of course, it’s fine that they’re just getting along for the collaboration since wouldn’t want RM fans to go after Cyndi. (I like Mike and Rainie together too, but fans could get overboard.)

Wilber Pan Wei Bo (潘瑋柏) – I’ve been stalking them on Weibo lately too and their interactions are just hilarious and cute at times. Hey, who knows? They bumped into each other at the airport like last month (or so) and even took pictures, sharing it on Weibo. It was really cute how she was referring to him as “Jing Hao Ge Ge” (his character in Endless Love).

So who is her suitable prince? Nic! One of his albums was titled Prince, right? mwuhahahaha JUST KIDDING! Messing with you guys only. Who knows? Watch Weibo more. You guys might detect some signs!

Personally, though, I would have to say it’s between Wallace and Nic. Maybe after I think about it some more, Tony too. It’s hard between those three. It’s funny that Cyndi only collaborated with them once? So if it doesn’t work OR if it does, it would leave an impression anyway? (Leon doesn’t count since he was only a guest in Wei Xiao Pasta with her, not like a triangle or something.) I don’t know. Too hard. But if counting my fanfic, I either pair her with Wallace or Tony. Trying to work on something for Nic right now. BUT I’m also working on some stories for Jiro as well so Jindi fans do not have to give me the look. (I meant you, syko!)

Your thoughts? Please keep it positive. I don’t mind obsessive comments, but no bashing, please! Thanks and PEACE!

NOTE: No pictures this time because I’m lazy. Forgive me since I only want to get a post out and not fish around like crazy for pictures. (My back-up drive crashed so it’s one of the most discouraging things with doing caps again for certain situations as well.)

Awards Season

The worst season. I think winter is less cruel than this season. Honestly, the whole battle is dragging on and on. Old grudges are brought up. New expectations are drawn out. YET there ought to be bias all right. Sadly, I also get pulled into it. This year, I have patted myself on the back too early, considering how I thought I wouldn’t get drawn in. At least not one of them.

The good news? Hey, the GBA is over! No more anticipation. No more fighting among fans, right? WRONG! It gets even more complicated because everyone’s digging past results and comparing which one is the worst. Show Luo got robbed, by a kid? Sounds familiar? OKAY. Anyone stopped to realize James Wen got robbed the most? (Or should I say again?) Though I only watched the ending of Na Yi Nian De Xing Fu Shi Guang, I could tell he was great. As for the winner, I have no aches since it has been done and over with; and I honestly think that he deserves it too. I did not watch but heard from others that he was great in there. Whatever it was that the panel made in error or other pressures, it was their fault, not the kid’s fault since he delivered for his role. It was up to them. As for the female lead side? I should be glad that Rainie got it AND not Amber. Though I like Amber’s performance in Na Yi Nian De Xing Fu Shi Guang, I don’t think fans would’ve agreed. Being the newcomer (at least in dramas?), she would face too much pressure and probably major criticism from the public. IF she had won, Rainie fans would never let her off easily. It would end up being like the whole Show debate for now–possibly worse. (The same fate would go for the other nominees as well, NOT just Amber if things were different.) I like Rainie, believe me, I do, but I’m just pointing out that it has become an award for favoritism more than actual acknowledgment for their performances in those running dramas. (At least it seems that way to fans.) The panel made the wrong call? I feel so sorry for the person who would eventually get attacked by the public.

What most people get confused by these awards shows are that they DO NOT stick with the present. I know there are a lot of impressive actors/actresses out there. YET the awards are grading on the current project, NOT on the person’s history. That’s why some people win–though their past performances had been nothing impressive. It’s the per performance concept, NOT pulling up past records. What is this? Dividing the pig? That’s why I get irked the most when someone rants about someone’s past achievements OR it’s okay for a veteran to win IF the choices are too nerve-racking among the younger generation actors/actresses. Let me get it clear that I love veteran actors/actresses AND I DO respect them for contributing to the ET industry all these years. BUT it doesn’t mean because they are veterans that they get the nod without a say. It is about their performances in the dramas mentioned (for that year) that they’re being graded on. (I do know there’s a possibility the results might be rigged though there are things people must acknowledge before pointing fingers. Do you disagree with the results because you feel that person didn’t perform the best according to acting standards OR because your favorite didn’t win?) SO it comes to my next point regarding the panel of judges. They let public pressures influence them so much that they usually end up taking the easy way out instead of awarding to the most deserving individual (or their initial choice).  What I totally feel turned off specifically about the GBA is I read from a source (sorry can’t recall) that they usually pick an episode out of the drama and grade someone’s performance just on that episode. I agree that in order to be called good, one must be able to perform consistently throughout so it makes sense to see if one can act or not just based on that performance. BUT if they have ONE YEAR to watch it, at least do it correctly. Though they won’t know for sure what the nominations are yet, but should make time to watch for the fairness of it all. (I do know everyone has his/her own schedules AND not all can make time to watch BUT they are on the panel, after all, SO if they can’t do it, then they DON’T have to. Depending on the drama’s length, it might take them forever, but they should consider watching as much as possible.) It is even less reasonable if they have to based on just one episode to know if the drama is good or not. (Okay, IF they are pros and they take those classes to determine with the pattern, then okay, I have no say for that BUT is everyone on the panel experts? IF they are really pros, then why let the public influence them so much AND not just focus on the art itself?) If I had gotten the information wrong regarding the ‘one episode’ thing, please correct me for my ignorance because I would love to learn more and shed light on the matter (just for the kick of it).

What’s up next? The TVB Awards Show. Words have it that Fung is out of the race. I heard some people mentioning about the Charray year earlier somehow or it seemed like TVB was paving way for them this year. However, that plan bombed major time because Growing Through Life didn’t make it. (Yes, MOL received high ratings BUT honestly, the hype had somewhat died down with his possible TV King title.) The race now is between Wayne, Moses, Steven, and Felix. Though Felix might as well sit back and let the others fight. He has other things to worry about–and probably better things to do. The fact that TVB’s awards have become a political game is just plain funny and sad at the same time. Either they cave into the public OR they’re actually fighting internally among themselves to get their favorites in. Either way, the real problem is being stuck in between it all. Honestly, I guess wanting to be popular is a sin by now. (I’m sure the rest of us in society DO NOT want to advance forward and gain some recognition–regardless of the fields we work in. So let’s just all give them a hard time since they don’t do anything but sit around YET get paid–unlike the rest of us hardworking individuals, right? PUH-LEASE!!!) So as I was saying, take out Felix and we have three left. Though I think Moses could do much more than run the race with a comedy, he has it tough this time (aka public radar). The only way anyone’s going to get any peace out of this whole thing–IF possible–is let Wayne or Steven win. (Honestly, I just love them both BUT they’ve also been used by fans to push forth the pressure as well. Like anyone’s better than TVB by shoving stuff in our faces. Fans are doing the same thing as TVB, not even realizing it. Seriously, do you honestly support someone to the ounce that you would cry out in joy if they won? OR you just want to be right?)

Moving on to the female side. It’s the battle between the Zhou Zhi Ruos this year. Once again, please let Sheren win BECAUSE the rest of us will have to suffer years and years after, hearing how someone got robbed again–AND who knows when the next time TVB will cave in? While last year’s hype is still fresh in mind, it would make sense to just shove it out to the public again. (Seriously, the year Charmaine didn’t even get nominated in anything–was that last year? Well, not totally sure, but she wasn’t as acknowledged or put out in front. I remember some of us celebrating in her thread that year since we were so glad she was out of the public’s attacks.)

I think I should quit right here and now since it would go on forever if I move on to music awards, etc.