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Good news! Finally an airing date for this drama. It’s on June 11, supposedly. Check out the 90-seconds trailer (credit: HLBN Official Channel 華錄百納官方頻道):
I totally forgot about updating on this. Here are more from the main cast.
*All images were collected around the net hence belonging to their rightful owners.
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.
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%)
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.
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.
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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Just saw this so I decided to share. These are the ones people searched for the most on Weibo, etc.
1. Li Yi Feng / Lý Dịch Phong
2. Yang Yang / Dương Dương
3. Wallace Chung / Chung Hán Lương
4. Wallace Huo / Hoắc Kiến Hoa
5. Li Chen / Lý Thần
6. Hu Ge / Hồ Ca
7. Michael Chen He / Trần Hách
8. Hawick Lau / Lưu Khải Uy
9. William Chan / Trần Vỹ Đình
10. Chen Xiao / Trần Hiểu
11. Zhang Han / Trương Hàn
12. Ryan Zheng / Trịnh Khải
13. Deng Chao / Đặng Siêu
14. Huang Xiao Ming / Huỳnh Hiểu Minh
15. Lu Yi / Lục Nghị
16. Wu Lei / Ngô Lỗi
17. Lee Jong Suk
18. Kim Soo Hyun
19. Ray Ma Tian Yu / Mã Thiên Vũ
20. Du Chun / Đổ Thuần
21. Luo Jin / La Tấn
22. Lee Min Ho
23. Ma Ke / Mã Khả
24. Jia Nai Liang / Giả Nại Lương
25. Bosco Wong / Huỳnh Tông Trạch
26. Huang Bo / Huỳnh Bột
27. Qiao Zhen Yu / Kiều Chấn Vũ
28. Jing Bo Ran / Tỉnh Bách Nhiên
29. Ji Chang Wook
30. Wu Jing / Ngô Kinh
31. Nicky Wu / Ngô Kỳ Long
32. Tong Da Wei / Đồng Đại Vỹ
33. Chen Xiang / Trần Tường
34. Qiao Ren Liang / Kiều Nhậm Lương
35. Aarif Rahman / Lý Trị Đình
36. Zhu Ya Wen / Chu Á Văn
37. Ren Zhong / Nhậm Trọng
38. Liu Ye / Lưu Diệp
39. Yuan Hong / Viên Hoằng
40. Jin Dong / Cận Đông
41. Wang Bao Qiang / Vương Bảo Cường
42. Wu Xiu Bo / Ngô Tú Ba
43. Zhang Ruo Yun / Trương Nhược Quân
44. Wang Kai / Vương Khải
45. Zhang Dan Feng / Trương Đan Phong
46. Eddie Peng / Bành Vu Yến
47. Sun Hong Lei / Tôn Hồng Lôi
48. Wei Qian Xiang / Ngụy Thiên Tường
49. Ken Chang / Trương Trí Nghiêu
50. Mickey He / Hà Thịnh Minh
This is an update from last time’s post. Go here to check it out. Again, I know Baidu is NOT a reliable source for news since it’s like Wiki in a way. But it’s the other slim source I could get my hands on. The supposed leads are Wei Qian Xiang for Guo Jing and Zhang Rui as Yang Kang. The role of Huang Rong’s at a toss between Zhang Meng and Wu Qian. The rest of the characters are unknown still. The total episode is listed as 56. No surprise since it’s a long story and most of the series nowadays are like that anyway. I’m not going to pick on them for it.
Okay, so somewhat of new development. (Or I’m just plain late again, lol.) But honestly, if it’s a toss between Zhang Meng and Wu Qian, I would say I want to see Wu Qian in the role. Not that I don’t like Zhang Meng, but I just don’t see her as Huang Rong. Wu Qian has this freshness to her and how she has taken on a variety of roles that allow me to see her range. Of course, more waiting, but something to be excited about? (Or not, lol.)