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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BAZAAR Charity Event: Angela and Chun

One of the surprises for fans was their reunion at the event. They were assigned to the same team for activities, but didn’t arrive together. This was taken during the reception.

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

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.

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!

Rebirth by Fahrenheit

Song Title: Rebirth (新生)

Lyricist: Chen Xin Yan (陳信延)

Composer: Lin Mai Ke (林邁可)

Key:
Bold = Original
Orange = Pin Yin
Amber = English
Green = Vietnamese

嘴巴換了新的 耳朵換了新的
zui ba huan le xin de   er duo huan le xin de
Exchanging the mouth with a new one, exchanging the ears with new ones
Cái miệng đã được đổi mới, lỗ tai cũng đã được đổi mới
預購的鼻子來了 頭髮換新顏色
yu gou de bi zi lai le   tou fa huan xin yan se
Preparing to buy a nose, changing the hair to a new color
Dự định sẽ mua lại lỗ mũi, đầu tóc đã được đổi màu mới
撕掉入門手冊 自創新的守則
si diao ru men shou ce   zi chuang xin de shu ze
Tearing up the introduction manual, creating new rules
Xé đi cuốn sách giới thiệu để sáng tạo ra luật lệ mới
基因換了新染色 靈魂換了新軀殼
ji yin huan le xin ran se   ling hun huan le xin qi qiao
Exchanging genes with new coloration, exchanging the soul with a new body
Những gene sẽ được nhượm màu mới, linh hồn sẽ được đổi thân thể mới

昨天的我己死去 今天的我剛落地
zuo tian de wo ji si qu   jin tian de wo gang luo di
The yesterday of me already died, The today of me has just been born
Tôi của ngày hôm qua đã chết đi, tôi của ngày hôm nay mới vừa được sinh ra
刪除了舊的胎記 獲得了新的姓名
shan chu le jiu de tai ji   huo de le xin de xing ming
Deleting the old birthmark, obtaining a new surname and name
Xóa đi dấu thai ký cũ, tiếp thu danh tánh mới
讓雙手放掉回憶 去抓住新鮮玩具
rang shuang shou fang diao hui yi   qu zhua zhu xin xian wan ju
Allowing both hands to let go of memories, grasping fresh, new playthings
Để cho đôi tay buông xuống hồi ức để nắm lấy những đồ chơi mới mẻ
煥然一新的身體 歸零的年紀
huan ran yi xin de shen ti   gui ling de nian ji
Exchanging a new body, resetting age to zero
Đổi lấy một thân thể mới, điều chỉnh lại tuổi tác thành con số không

一天寫一本傳記 每一天創一個世紀
yi tian xie yi ben zhuan ji   mei yi tian chuang yi ge shi ji
Each day writing one biography, each day creating a century
Mỗi ngày viết một bản tiểu sử, mỗi ngày sáng tạo một thế kỷ
對世界充滿好奇 我就是 忘舊貪新
dui shi jie chong man hao qi   wo jiu shi   wang jiu tan xin
Full of curiosity for the world, I will just forget the old and long for the new
Đối với thế giới tràn đầy sự hiếu kỳ, tôi sẽ chỉ quên cũ để khát khao những cái mới
淚腺破了就更新 若觀念舊了就丟棄
lei xian po le jiu geng xin   ruo guan nian jiu le jiu  diu qi
The broken lacrimal glands will be replaced as are old  ideologies will be discarded
Tuyến lệ hư rồi sẽ bị thay thế giống như quan niệm cũ cũng sẽ bị vứt đi
一輩子一秒開機 今天起 誕生新的自己
yi bei zi yi miao kai ji   jin tian qi   dan sheng xin de zi ji
One lifetime, one second of booting up; starting today, I have been reborn
Một đời, một giây để khởi máy; từ hôm nay trở đi, tôi đã được tái sanh

(music)

夜空換了新的 地球換了新的
ye kong huan le xin de   di qiu huan le xin de
Exchanging the night sky with a new one, exchanging the earth with a new one
Đêm tối đã đổi mới rồi, địa cầu cũng đổi mới luôn
MP3灌了新歌 胃口愛上新菜色
MP3 guan le xin ge   wei kou ai shang xin cai se
Mp3 will record new songs, taste buds will fall in love new delicacies
Mp3 sẽ thu những bài hát mới, khẩu vị sẽ yêu thích những món mới
夢想那麼多個 充滿新的轉折
meng xiang na me duo ge   chong man xin de zhuan zhe
There are just too many dreams, full of new twists and turns
Mộng tưởng sao mà quá nhiều, tràn đầy những bước ngoặt mới
每一天都是新生 天天昌生日快樂
mei yi tian dou shi xin sheng   tian tian chang sheng ri kuai le
Each day will always be rebirth, every day singing Happy Birthday
Mỗi ngày đều là sự trùng sinh, ngày ngày đều hát sinh nhật vui vẻ

昨天的我己死去 今天的我剛落地
zuo tian de wo ji si qu   jin tian de wo gang luo di
The yesterday of me already died, The today of me has just been born
Tôi của ngày hôm qua đã chết đi, tôi của ngày hôm nay mới vừa được sinh ra
刪除了舊的胎記 獲得了新的姓名
shan chu le jiu de tai ji   huo de le xin de xing ming
Deleting the old birthmark, obtaining a new surname and name
Xóa đi dấu thai ký cũ, tiếp thu danh tánh mới
讓雙手放掉回憶 去抓住新鮮玩具
rang shuang shou fang diao hui yi   qu zhua zhu xin xian wan ju
Allowing both hands to let go of memories, grasping fresh, new playthings
Để cho đôi tay buông xuống hồi ức để nắm lấy những đồ chơi mới mẻ
煥然一新的身體 歸零的年紀
huan ran yi xin de shen ti   gui ling de nian ji
Exchanging a new body, resetting age to zero
Đổi lấy một thân thể mới, điều chỉnh lại tuổi tác thành con số không

一天寫一本傳記 每一天創一個世紀
yi tian xie yi ben zhuan ji   mei yi tian chuang yi ge shi ji
Each day writing one biography, each day creating a century
Mỗi ngày viết một bản tiểu sử, mỗi ngày sáng tạo một thế kỷ
對世界充滿好奇 我就是 忘舊貪新
dui shi jie chong man hao qi   wo jiu shi   wang jiu tan xin
Full of curiosity for the world, I will just forget the old and long for the new
Đối với thế giới tràn đầy sự hiếu kỳ, tôi sẽ chỉ quên cũ để khát khao những cái mới
淚腺破了就更新 若觀念舊了就丟棄
lei xian po le jiu geng xin   ruo guan nian jiu le jiu  diu qi
The broken lacrimal glands will be replaced as are old  ideologies will be discarded
Tuyến lệ hư rồi sẽ bị thay thế giống như quan niệm cũ cũng sẽ bị vứt đi
一輩子一秒開機 今天起 誕生新的自己
yi bei zi yi miao kai ji   jin tian qi   dan sheng xin de zi ji
One lifetime, one second of booting up; starting today, I have been reborn
Một đời, một giây để khởi máy; từ hôm nay trở đi, tôi đã được tái sanh

*All translations were done by DTLCT.