Year 2016 in Recap

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Year 3 in doing this. I really want to keep doing this, but I felt that 2016 had been a complete letdown on my part. Granted, it was a terrible year on many levels. It had affected me so much, draining me emotionally that I didn’t feel like keeping some kind of streak anymore. I only did some posts when I felt like it. Then I also tried to pick myself up by the end of the year by trying to release songs translations back-to-back at times, not even saving them for later so cushion posts could do the honor. I just didn’t feel like updating a lot of things. At first, I had prepared a post about a particular pairing, but I felt like I’m better than that. Not to mention how I wouldn’t want to cause even more misunderstandings between fans. At times, it’s very hard to restrain. But in the end, real life got in the way. I took the actions that wonderful couple took, instead of arguing with senseless people who are full of evil thoughts for them. Yet I will say that can’t be epic like them so maybe one day I will break out of my silence to go at it in one post to unleash all the bottled up frustrations. Because I know one of those days I will just blow up.

Total Posts in 2016: 77 (6.5% of all time).
January: 18 (23% of the year)
February: 3 (4%)
March: 1 (1%)
April: 3 (4%)
May: 9 (12%)
June: 7 (9%)
July: 14 (18%)
August: 3 (4%)
September: 3 (4%)
October: 6 (8%)
November: 2 (3%)
December: 8 (10%)

Notice that I took the poll out for the stars. Partially, it was due to what happened earlier this year. The other part was because I felt kind of wrong with teasing readers about possible updates if they voted more or whatever. I’m grateful to those who participated and continue to follow my blog–even in silence. I appreciate the constant likes and all as well. I really do. It’s just that I don’t want to be leaving you hanging on that. Sure, I will continue to update for my favorites from time to time, but that will depend on how long before I take care of some real life matters.

Books Reviews:

Movies + TV Series Reviews/Episode Summaries:

Fan Fiction: I think the year reached a new low for fan fiction updates because of my distractions of other stuffs. I can’t promise it’ll get any better this coming year. I’m sorry that I made those of you who are reading those story wait for too long. But I can promise you that I will finish regardless of obstacles since I don’t usually scrap stories away when it’s well on its way. I’ll try to do a separate fan fiction update later this year to clarify some matters.

  • Payback – Chapters 4-5

Songs Translations: Using Rebirth to start the year didn’t help at all. Despite the fact that I was having high hopes at that time. The year continued to dive with a lot of forced positiveness. But what else could I do, right? Hopefully the coming year will be better.

So, what now? I don’t think there is any other choice except to move forward. I want to keep being positive, ignoring trolls in general and just focus on my own matters. I want to get back on writing posts about Jun Ya and Xiao Xiao Yu. I have been active on Xiao Xiao Yu for the first part of the year and then somehow faded. But I did update more on Qiao Qiao in the later parts of the year. I just have to continue on that track. Not to mention getting back into fan fics, because I seriously miss them. Focusing on just real life stuffs really suck all the energy right out of me. I’ll try to work on a balance. Somehow. Because I seriously miss this blog. What I did do though was letting this blog becoming somewhat official with its own domain. Yes, that was a mini-Christmas present for myself since I managed to find a deal. Oh yeah, how could I forget Janine? Although I did update on her this year but I was somewhat neglecting her and only updating randomly. I also want to get back to Penny. More importantly, I want to actually watch and finish reviewing some dramas I’ve been holding back on.

This might possibly be the last year I do this type of update since I don’t find the fun in it anymore. Maybe resorting back to the typical data from WordPress next year. Not sure. But we’ll see.

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Irises by Sophie Chen

Song Title: Irises (鳶尾花)

Music by:

Lyrics by:

Key:
Bold = Chinese
Blue-Violet = Pin Yin
Red-Violet = English
Orange-ish Red = Vietnamese

誰, 誰輕易地愛上他
shui, shui qing yi di ai shang ta
Who, who was the one whom fell in love with him so easily?
Ai, ai là người mà đã quá dễ dàng yêu anh ta?
不矜持一下
bu jin chi yi xia
Not being a little more aloof
Không một chút xa lánh nào hết
忘記過 傷心過
wang ji guo   shang xin guo
Having forgotten, having been heartbroken
Đã từng quên, đã từng vỡ lòng
一轉眼又是盛夏
yi zhuan yan you shi sheng xia
Just a blink of an eye and it’s already midsummer
Chỉ một cái chớp mắt mà đã là giữa mùa hạ

誰, 誰輕易地摘一把
shui, shui qing yi di zhai yi ba
Who, who was the one whom pluck with one hand so easily?
Ai, ai là người mà đã quá dễ dàng nhặt nó đi?
不遲疑一下
bu chi yi yi xia
Not even hesitating a little
Không một chút ngần ngại
成長過後的罌粟花
cheng zhang guo hou de ying su hua
The blossoming poppy
Hoa anh túc khi nở
美麗而且狂妄啊
mei li er qie kuang wang a
Although it is beautiful but also presumptuous
Tuy đẹp nhưng lại tự phụ

停在什麼十字路口啊
ting zai shen me shi zi lu kou a
Halting at some intersection
Ngừng lại tại một ngã rẽ nào đó
前後飄蕩著木棉花
qian hou piao dang zhe mu mian hua
Surrounded by the scent of the cotton tree
Trước sau đều phất phới mùi hương của cây bông gòn
愛情在奔走
ai qing zai ben zou
Love is fleeting
Tình yêu đang vỗ cánh bay
我在哭
wo zai ku
I’m crying
Em đang khóc
知道嗎
zhi dao ma
Do you know?
Anh có biết không?

停在什麼十字路口啊
ting zai shen me shi zi lu kou a
Halting at some intersection
Ngừng lại tại một ngã rẽ nào đó
誰抱著一束鳶尾花
shui bao zhe yi shu yuan wei hua
Who is holding a branch of irises?
Ai đang cầm một cành diên vĩ?
愛情在重複
ai qing zai zhong fu
Love is replicating
Tình yêu đang được tái tạo
笑著看我
xiao zhe kan wo
Smiling and looking at me
Nó đang nhìn em cười
醉吧
zui ba
Intoxicated?
Ngây ngất không?

(music)

誰, 誰輕易地摘一把
shui, shui qing yi di zhai yi ba
Who, who was the one whom pluck with one hand so easily?
Ai, ai là người mà đã quá dễ dàng nhặt nó đi?
不遲疑一下
bu chi yi yi xia
Not even hesitating a little
Không một chút ngần ngại
成長過後的罌粟花
cheng zhang guo hou de ying su hua
The blossoming poppy
Hoa anh túc khi nở
美麗而且狂妄啊
mei li er qie kuang wang a
Although it is beautiful but also presumptuous
Tuy đẹp nhưng lại tự phụ

停在什麼十字路口啊
ting zai shen me shi zi lu kou a
Halting at some intersection
Ngừng lại tại một ngã rẽ nào đó
前後飄蕩著木棉花
qian hou piao dang zhe mu mian hua
Surrounded by the scent of the cotton tree
Trước sau đều phất phới mùi hương của cây bông gòn
愛情在奔走
ai qing zai ben zou
Love is fleeting
Tình yêu đang vỗ cánh bay
我在哭
wo zai ku
I’m crying
Em đang khóc
知道嗎
zhi dao ma
Do you know?
Anh có biết không?

停在什麼十字路口啊
ting zai shen me shi zi lu kou a
Halting at some intersection
Ngừng lại tại một ngã rẽ nào đó
誰抱著一束鳶尾花
shui bao zhe yi shu yuan wei hua
Who is holding a branch of irises?
Ai đang cầm một cành diên vĩ?
愛情在重複
ai qing zai zhong fu
Love is replicating
Tình yêu đang được tái tạo
笑著看我 不說話
xiao zhe kan wo bu shuo hua
Smiling and looking at me, not saying anything
Nó đang nhìn em cười, không nói lời nào
醉吧
zui ba
Intoxicated?
Ngây ngất không?

*All translations were done by DTLCT.