Year 2017 in Recap

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When I thought that 2016 was a terrible year for me, I was wrong. 2017 continued to tank to a new level of crappiness. There were many frustrating things–one after another. It was like when I asked, “How much worse could 2017 be?”, it was like a challenge to the universe. So stuff happening in real life obviously affected how much time I have for this blog or attempted to keep some sort of activity. I did better than last year regarding updates, but that was a lot of effort, because I’m still way behind on some news that I wanted to talk about. Yet no time or more like didn’t feel like it at the moment. I continued to get drained to another level that I thought might not be possible–like several days before. Then the pattern just repeat itself at different intervals. I think somewhere along the way, I ended up revamping my blog by getting rid of the too random posts. Like those general update ones. Although my blog already is random on many levels, but I didn’t want to just post for the sake of placeholders too much. Anyway, here are some stats for this year.

Total Posts in 2017: 155 (11.7% of all time).
January: 18 (% of the year)
February: 10 (%)
March: 21 (%)
April: 20 (%)
May: 11 (%)
June: 18 (%)
July: 6 (%)
August: 4 (%)
September: 20 (%)
October: 14 (%)
November: 9 (%)
December: 4 (%)

Books Reviews: Sad, because I actually read a bit this year but didn’t feel like doing reviews for some of them. Maybe I’ll go back to do them later.

Movies + TV Series Reviews/Episode Summaries:

Fan Fiction: Complete failure–unlike what I promised last year about getting  things done. I started looking over some of the fan fics again and managed to get going on some, but I can’t promise on how fast it would be rolled out. I’ll get it out when I’m happy with what I wrote.

Songs Translations: I used “You’re Always Beautiful” to start the year, thinking that if I continue to retain some sense of positiveness, somehow things will get better. But it didn’t. Anyway, how was this year regarding translations? I didn’t realize I was that productive. Mostly, I tried to push the majority of 183 Club’s songs out.

Chinese:

Vietnamese:

I didn’t want to do this update like I said last year. However, I felt like I needed to persuade myself to continue on. Not to mention, I want to keep some sort of teeny, tiny bit of hope that 2018 will actually be better. So we’ll see, right?

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The Missing 2017: In Theaters

Yes, it’s out! I didn’t realize it until I saw Jacky’s post about urging others to go watch it. Yes, I was stalking Jacky’s page again, but realized he and Ming Dao had a mini reunion.

Jacky said that he could miss anything yet couldn’t miss his good brother’s movie. So yeah, he had to go support Ming Dao. But the message with “183 forever” got me all sentimental again. Speaking of “brothers”, today is also Ehlo’s birthday! Nice?

*Images credit: Jacky Chu’s Weibo

The Missing 2017: Ming Dao’s Comeback

I just stumbled upon this since I was just doing my random browsing on Weibo. (Click here for the movie’s Weibo page.) Anyway, this movie will be in theaters on April 1st. (No jokes!) It’s a crime drama produced and directed by Xu Jing Lei (徐静蕾).

I have to say that this might be the drama that allows me to take Ming Dao seriously again as an actor (since Angel Lover). It’s not like he’s a bad actor, but I seriously think he has been doing more popular dramas than the more serious ones so I sort of lost interest. Not to mention how there are too many TV dramas around to catch up on, etc.

Ming Dao will be portraying a police officer in here, obviously from the stills above. His character is Lu Ran (陆然).

Aside from Ming Dao, the other main cast include Director Hsu herself, Stanley Huang, and Bai Bai He.

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