Year 2015 in Recap

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Oh joy, I’m bringing this back since it’s another year of madness. How did it go? Let’s check the number first, lol. Yes, before I start bragging and realized it wasn’t worth bragging over, lol. But before I actually go into the stats, I would like to thank The New World and iHero for making some of the impossibles happen. Because if it wasn’t for the dramas, I wouldn’t have updated so much or kept it so consistent for the better half of the year. Also, anyone wanting to check out the stat report from WordPress, click here.

Total Posts in 2015: 365 (35% of all time). Yes, I took a challenge of trying to keep up posts for 365 days SO had to brag here. It wasn’t easy and some posts were less impressing than others. However, I think it was already tough that I managed it all year long. For this year, will I be continuing on this pattern? I want to but I would say no. Since quality trumps quantity so I’ll still be updating, still be my random self at times, but I won’t force it as an everyday thing. If it happens, it happens. Now, moving on to the breakdown of different categories.

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Times Updated on People on the Poll
: 284 (78% of overall). I took out Ady and Hu Ge early on so I didn’t feel like I needed to include them in this section. Anyway, because I did the 365-day challenge, everyone benefited–one way or another. However, Achel had a surge, leaving Jun Ya behind with only 22 posts, because Wallace, Joanne, Bianca, and Jacky ended up having more posts than him for the year. That knocked him off top 5 for the year yet didn’t damage his overall record too much. Talking about that, he was the reason why I held off so long of not publishing this post since I needed to calculate some of the posts again. Yet I decided to gamble and take out some and possibly double back next year to correct it all. Oh yeah, I didn’t count general updates for some people, especially those with higher numbers already.
Wallace Huo: 26 (9% of the year)
Janine Chang: 16 (6%)
Vic Chou: 12 (4%)
Joanne Zeng: 25 (9%)
Nicholas Teo: 18 (6%)
Xiu Jie Kai: 12 (4%)
Angela Chang: 12 (4%)
Zhao Jun Ya: 22 (8%)
Yvonne Yao: 7 (2%)
Penny Lin: 16 (6%)
Achel Chang/ Zhang Xin Yu: 34 (12%)
Sophia Chou: 6 (2%)
Ruby Lin: 16 (6%)
Van Fan: 9 (3%)
Eric Suen: 5 (2%)
Bianca Bai: 25 (9%)
Jacky Chu: 23 (8%)

Books Reviews:

Music Reviews:

Movies + TV Series Reviews/Episode Summaries: I will say that I was both proud and also a bit ashamed, because I was cheating for several dramas by inserting placeholders. I was trying to motivate myself to watch faster and/or fill the spaces yet things got in the way and I fell behind once again.

Fan Fiction:

Songs Translations: I think that it was too obvious that it was a Phil Chang year for me. Yes, I love that guy. Okay, mostly his songs, lol. But he is funny. Getting back to this, totally outdone myself on some levels. Overall, I translated 51 songs. OMG, that’s like major achievement for me in this area. The previous year, I only did 12, but that was because I didn’t really take it as a challenge. I think this number will drop the upcoming year since I won’t be forcing myself to update every day.

Chinese: 46

Vietnamese: 5

Side Updates: 130 posts – My randomness seriously has gone way past normal. I didn’t count some of the side stuffs. But The New World and iHero obviously dominated the scene for the beginning of the year.

For this year, I hope to bring out more quality posts, like I said earlier. I also hope to finish up the placeholder posts that I haven’t previously. Wish me luck and see you all next year!

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Status of Fan Fiction XX

I initially wanted to wait until I finish more but I thought I delayed it enough. Even if the progress is still sad. The total number is now 61.

Past Fan Fic(s):

Neurotic: Tainted World – 1 Vote – That’s it. Told you guys it’s the last one. And so happy that I could finally finish it! Major relief indeed! The saga is finally complete – after long last. If you were following, you knew it was already done ages back.

Current Fan Fics:

Hide & Seek – 24 Votes – Still stuck. No surprise.

Honey In Tea – 8 Votes – Still in background.

Payback – 3 Votes – Moved forward somewhat, but not really either. Planned part 2. Yeah, I know. Not even done with part 1 yet planned for part 2? I don’t know. It happens.

Stranded – 2 Votes – Not moving either. I want to cancel it. But I don’t want to put people who voted through nothing. Although the majority weren’t really helping.

The Business – 4 Votes – Moved forward somewhat but still debating some stuffs so haven’t posted yet.

Upcoming Fan Fics:

Gossip Mill – Feel like canceling it. NOT sure.

The Dating Game 6 – I’m working on it in the background. So I will post it up once I feel like it.

One-shots is still at 20. I’m nowhere near wanting to plan one OR have the inspiration to.

Empowering Banners Collection

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Yes, you saw it right. Mabel Yuan Shan Shan is on the banner. While half of the population are out there hating on her–for whatever reasons, I’m one of those that actually like her. I will say that I haven’t even watched enough dramas OR anything to form an opinion or go after her on that front. But I quite like her off-screen presence thus far. Reading some articles and watching some shows, I think she has an awesome attitude toward life and is quite hardworking. Regardless of the troll backing her up with some drama projects I don’t care for, I still think she’s quite capable of working on her own–and that shouldn’t be held against her. Not to mention those repeated roles won’t help her grow at all. I like her recent works more, plus it would be a bonus if it steers clear of that particular troll. I also choose to focus on the goods.

So, in the future, there will be more banners of hardworking artists that I really admire. I started with Mabel because I always wanted to do some kind of layout using this set of pictures she shot awhile back. It’s just a coincident that I finally decided to do such a collection.

Possible future banners will include the following:

  • Dou Hua Mei – Cai Huang Ru – Yes, she has been on the banner for several months now–whether it was regarding one drama or another. But I quite like her–both acting-wise and off-screen presence.
  • Janine Chang – Just so graceful and awesome on many levels.
  • Sweety – Joanne and Esther – I want to place them in together like once upon a time just for kicks, lol.
  • Angela Chang – Yes, another hardworking person deserving the spot.
  • Sophia Chou – Yes, I want to make up for all the times I didn’t update on her, lol.
  • Penny Lin – Yes, I’m back with obsessing over Penny so why not?
  • Cecilia Han Xue – Why not?

And so, so sorry to those who are already married or taken. Because I admire the ones working on their own and surviving the world without caving into the public’s pressure more. NOT that I want to discredit those who are married or taken for their hardworking attitude, but seriously, they have their significant other to weep over stuffs. (And I do congratulate those whom had found their true love already, but they have a support team.)

Will I include the guys in the future? Possible. Because I think I’ve been focusing on the guys too much on the blog so I want to restore the balance a bit, lol. And yes, I do feel guilty for running after the guys all the time with dramas and all.

Here are list of possible candidates:

  • Nicholas Teo – Epic music always. Totally down to earth on many levels
  • Ehlo Huang – Yes, I need to place him in.
  • Zhao Jun Ya – I miss him! Yes, on the banner. So this will be a good excuse to put him back on there, lol.
  • Wallace Chung – Yes, I like him ages back, before the whole craze with those adaptations of novels or whatever of recent years. So why not, right?
  • Ken Chang – How could I forget him?

And also like the girls, I won’t put in the ones who are married or taken. So sorry, Vic Chou! But I wish I could make an exception.

I want to also add, the less scandals surrounding them, the better. So some I might like on another front but might not place in for that reason. NOT because I want to follow the illusion of wanting everyone to be perfect. I’m just so tired of some people’s rumors instead of seeing their works.

*EDIT*: I had to take some people out and shuffle around since I abandoned this project awhile back but might be returning to it in the future.

Status of Fan Fiction XIX

Okay, I wasn’t going to update until I clear more stuffs out of the way. Yet I swear I’ve not been making any progress lately. So going to update anyway to put in some notes. So the current total is 59.

Past Fan Fic(s):

The Dating Game 5 – 1 Vote -YES, it’s done! I slowed down a bit but then it was like whoa, suddenly got inspiration so yeah. And yes, it’s a cliff hanger! I was going in a different direction, and not ending it right there for this part because I was stuck. So yes, it was intentional in case anyone’s confused.

Current Fan Fics:

Hide & Seek – 24 Votes – Working on it. I kept backspacing but trying to make it work so it wouldn’t be rushed or lame. It’s hard at this point since I just want to finish it and get it over with. But I have like 1 and a half chapter left so I don’t want to ruin it. At least not ruin it so bad.

Honey In Tea – 7 Votes – Unfortunately, not making progress at all with this one. Still in the background.

Neurotic: Tainted World – 1 Vote – I worked on it somewhat, but still not anywhere near what I wanted so taking my precious time. Yes, I want to finish strong. I could say right now that it’ll be 15 chapters. There are lots of explanation to wrap up the saga so it would take some creative manipulation to tie the last 2 parts in so yeah.

Payback – 2 Votes – Slowed down again. It happens.

Stranded – 2 Votes – And I managed to think up some stuffs already, just need to get it on paper.

The Business – 3 Votes – Interestingly popular, and I’m so sorry that I got stuck. But I kept backspacing.

One-shots is now at 20. Still not making progress, but I think it’s better that I focus on getting some of the current ones done. And yet again, that’s my sad lack of progress. Hopefully next time there will be more.

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 fan fic 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 Zeng: 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 about 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 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 fan fics 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!