March 31, 2010

Kevin Lin & ZYJ - When did forgetting start



Niceee songgg! I like it very muchie!

P.S. Is it me or does Zhang Yun Jing look like Arron Yan in the MV?

March 28, 2010

He is Xiao Le~



Hahahahahaa! Ella is jealousss!!! Xiao Xiao Bin was at Down with Love party and he referred to himself as Xiao Le from Autumn's Concerto, An Yi Xuan/Mu Cheng's son~

wooo~ go xiao le!

March 24, 2010

Tuo Ye Ge's Letter



Here is my heartfelt thanks...
to every crew member and persons who participated in Autumn's Concerto...
You've all become a precious part of my memory...
I am very lucky...to have met you all...
and also thanks to everyone who supported Autumn's Concerto

Because of you guys...
Every crew member, back stage and front stage...
let these few months of hard work...
turn into a smile...totally worth it...

Hope everyone...
can bring courage with them on the road to their next stop...
experience the beauty...
perhaps...not every time will turn out to be like the perfect ending in dramas
but your courage to act will let you live with no regrets...
after the next stop...there's still...another next stop

P.S. Thanks to everyone who supports me! I will keep it up!

- Chris Wu 2010.3.5

(His writing is so neat~)

March 22, 2010

Ady An visits auto-show in Germany

Ady An took a short break from filming and visited an auto-show in Germany. It looks like she couldn’t resist but to take a few photos with these prestigious and suave cars. Well, who wouldn’t? Male fans would surely say that the event wouldn’t be complete without some car show girls. To relieve some thirst, Ady gave five hot and seductive poses with the cars.











Ady has returned to Mainland China to continue the filming of Terracotta Warrior. Meanwhile, her recent Taiwanese idol drama hit, Autumn’s Concerto, has already begun broadcasting in Mainland (CETV) on the 18.

Credit: fufu @ CpopAccess

Mu Cheng/Ady! Miss you miss you! Can't wait for Terracotta Warrior to come out! I've nothing to watch! Talking about terracotta warriors, I plan to visit the terracotta warrior exhibit at Washington DC this spring break! =) wooo~

March 20, 2010

A Comical Side of Autumn's Concerto

http://tieba.baidu.com/f?kz=706150424
Some hilarious comics made in this post by
小狐v幸福! I've decided to translate a few of them. Hope you laugh till your stomach hurts! Hahahaha!

Comic 1


Stomach in lots of painnn


oh my god, your water broke


Heard that Guang Xi is giving birth today


Guang Xi is finally giving birth

Comic 2


I am astonished!!!


ah~ you scared me!


don't know how to face this...


you're face is too funny looking!

Comic 3



Why are you in pajamas? Guang Xi!


The person wearing pajamas is funny!


Everyone is laughing at me


Guang Xi: I was only wearing pajamas, don't need to break up because of that!
Mu Cheng: Let go of me, don't let others see, so embarrassing!

Comic 4


Guang Xi: Finally home from work, let's eat beef
over rice today!


Mu Cheng: Today there's no beef, only carrots. Honey, where's your salary this month?


Ummm.....


Xiao Le: Mommy, where's Daddy?
Mu Cheng: It's too hot, your daddy stripped and went to sleep on the road.

Comic 5


Guang Xi: Ms! You've violated the law. Get out!


Mu Cheng: But I am sitting in a bus...


Guang Xi: Quit whining and follow me


Mu Cheng: Mr. Police, what kind of punishment is this?

Comic 6


Let's go, I want to bring you somewhere


I want to leave behind a beautiful memory with you


*touched*


Mu Cheng: You didn't bring money?
Guang Xi: yea...

Comic 7


Mu Cheng: Guang Xi, promise me one thing.

Guang Xi: What is it?

Mu Cheng: Use the razor that I picked up yesterday.


Mu Cheng: Heard this razor has magical powers.
Guang Xi: What magical powers? Will it make me handsome?


Mu Cheng: Weird...can't seem to wash it off
Guang Xi: feel so horrible, how am I going to face other people now


If I knew earlier, I wouldn't have picked this up...

Comic 8


Guang Xi: Xiao Le, I love you, let's get married.


Mu Cheng: How can this be! I've waited for sooo long for you!


Fang De Rong: This is Guang Xi and Xiao Le's wedding invitation, please accept it.
Yi Qian: Did not expect Guang Xi to have this hobby, no wonder I couldn't catch his heart.


Xiao Le: This is the place where Guang Xi and me are getting married at, please drive me there.
Driver: Isn't that my house?
Xiao Le: we've been discovered...

Analysis of TVB’s ‘Parties’ and ‘Cliques’: Real-life Beyond the Realm of Conscience? Part 2

Source: Sina News
http://news.sina.com...17232020s.shtml

Translation: llwy12@ http://asianfanatics.net


Part 2: Competition


Tsang Party vs Leung Party: Won’t Concede to Each Other

Between Catherine Tsang and Tommy Leung, all this time, they refuse to concede to each other. Back in the days, at the height of the “Tsang/Leung Competition”, Catherine forced out Tommy’s wife Siu Siu Ming, which solidified his desire to stand in opposition to Catherine. Subsequently, Siu Siu Ming’s “favorite” – Louis Koo – also left TVB. Not too long after, Catherine also forced out ‘golden’ producer Gary Tang Duk Hei, which resulted in the demise of popular series such as Healing Hands . In this particular battle, the Leung Party was defeated.

Every year’s anniversary gala is the event where the ‘competition’ between all the Parties is the most intense – for years, the Tsang and Leung Parties have battled each other for the awards.

In 2001, the TV King award went to Leung’s party [Louis Koo], however the TV Queen award could not be fairly settled between the parties, so it eventually went to Liza Wang.

In 2002, the Tsang Party sacrificed Ada Choi in order to guarantee that Charmaine Sheh would get into Top 5, so the Leung Party had no choice but to sacrifice Jessica Hsuan, however the results were opposite of what was expected [Flora Chan became TV Queen].

In 2003, with the hit series Square Pegs favored to ‘bag’ the major awards, which would mean a victory for the Leung Party, Catherine Tsang sacrificed Charmaine Sheh and Ada Choi in favor of Maggie Cheung to win the TV Queen award – not only that, but Gigi Lai and Kenix Kwok also became “fish in the pond.”

In 2004, with the overwhelming popularity of the series War and Beauty, it was pretty much a guarantee that the Tsang Party would ‘bag’ all the awards this time, however the audiences would not vote for Charmaine Sheh, causing Sheren Tang and Gigi Lai to be the top 2 contenders for TV Queen. As for Ada Choi, she didn’t even get into the Top 5, so she obviously became the sacrifice that year.

In 2006, the Leung Party’s Drive of Life was poorly received and miserably defeated – in addition, Tommy’s actions of promoting his daughter Toby Leung harmed his years-accumulated image of being fair and just. Another defeat for the Leung Party.

In 2009, the Tsang Party’s Beyond the Realm of Conscience also defeated the Leung Party’s Born Rich.



Lok Party vs Tsang Party: Mutually Restricting

Catherine Tsang is known for reacting swiftly and decisively, therefore, she has made countless enemies throughout the years. In 2003, Virginia Lok “took flight” at TVB, becoming the ‘artists manager’, which undoubtedly put some of the Tsang Party artists in an awkward position; Catherine’s “god-son” Steven Ma was one of those affected and ended up having to ‘reduce his workload’. However, the series that the Tsang party produced were traditionally highly regarded in terms of public praise as well as ratings (series like War and Beauty and Beyond the Realm of Conscience for example).

In the 2004 Anniversary Awards battle, Gigi Lai’s actions of ‘exchanging her contract’ for the TV Queen award stifled the Lok Party’s Charmaine Sheh from rising to the top, so she (Charmaine) had to wait until 2006 to successfully become TV Queen.

Therefore, it can be seen that the struggles between the Tsang Party and Lok Party would rise and fall in succession, oftentimes surrounded by peril.


Chan Party vs Lok Party: Not Accepting of Each Other

The relationship between Stephen Chan and Virginia Lok can be said to one filled with contradiction – primary reason is because the 2 of them refuse to be overruled by each other, which made their competition especially fierce. Virginia Lok’s ‘rule’ for promoting artists is pretty much in line with TVB’s conventional method – “loyalty” is number one and “internal conflict” is frowned upon. Stephen Chan’s method is completely opposite – his approach is “if you are not able to promote them to stardom, I will” – which, in a sense, was a means of “belittling” the opposing Party. Fala Chan is the ultimate example of this, as she was single-handedly ‘promoted’ by Stephen Chan to the position of Best Supporting Actress; it was rumored that Fala’s personality was too ‘open’ – every couple days, she would be ‘in the news’ or ‘out getting attention’ – causing both Catherine Tsang and Virginia Lok to dislike her. So Stephen took Fala under his wing and started promoting her.

Over time, internal conflict escalated between Stephen and Virginia.


****************


Part 3: Possibilities

Will Virginia Lok ‘smile’ until the end? Will the Leung Party and Lok Party collaborate to ‘overcome’ the Tsang Party?


With Stephen Chan’s arrest and the chances of him returning to TVB very slim, the ‘Party politics’ that has played out behind the scenes at TVB for ages will undoubtedly undergo significant changes. Due to Virginia Lok’s advantage of having a group of immensely popular younger generation ‘siu sangs’ and ‘fa-dans’ in her Party, plus the so-called ‘support’ of Mrs. Shaw (Mona Fong) behind the scenes, there is a high possibility that the Lok Party may join forces with the Leung Party to “stifle” the Tsang Party. However, Catherine Tsang has been known to have “Nine Lives” [comes back strong each time she gets beaten down], so this particular “battle” will definitely be very interesting.


The Lok Party: Siu sangs and fa-dans become the ‘pillars’ of TVB

It is rumored that Stephen Chan’s “fall from grace” will ‘elevate’ the status of the various siu sangs and fa-dans in the Lok Party. Virginia Lok’s number one favorite (and god-son) Kevin Cheng, other favorites Bosco Wong, Raymond Lam, Moses Chan, Myolie Wu, Charmaine Sheh, Linda Chung, etc will likely be heavily promoted. Even Kate Tsui – who chose to ‘get close’ to Virginia Lok on her own accord – will probably have a lot of acting jobs coming up. In addition, rumor has it that TVB’s internal production team has received “secret orders” to promote all the above artists – whether through new series or variety shows – so that they can eventually become the ‘pillars’ of TVB. As Mona Fong’s ‘favorite’, there is a huge possibility that Virginia Lok could be ‘smiling’ until the end [come out on top].


The Tsang Party: Rely on true talent and praiseworthy performances to stay on top

Though Catherine Tsang may not be as strong in the competition between the Parties, it cannot be denied that her view of people as well as series is extremely accurate – in addition to the palace-scheming, war-themed hit series War and Beauty and Beyond the Realm of Conscience (which were produced by her Party), part of the success of last year’s award-winning Rosy Business can also be contributed to her, as she was the one who personally picked Wayne Lai to star in the series. Also, she possesses the ‘big card’ that will surely be an advantage to her Party: “Golden Producer” Lee Tim Shing. With the high anticipation for this year’s Rosy Business sequel (produced by Lee), there is almost sure to be a ‘ratings surge’ for the series.


The Leung Party: Continue to “run with the pack”; possibility of joining Lok Party

With veteran artists Jamie Chik, Ray Lui, Kenix Kwok, Gallen Lo, and Anita Yuen returning to TVB last year, the Leung Party seized the opportunity to have their series Born Rich elevated to the status of ‘grand production anniversary series’ alongside the Tsang Party’s Beyond the Realm of Conscience. Unfortunately, the ratings for Born Rich did not even come close to those for Beyond, with Born Rich lagging way behind. From this it can be seen that Tommy Leung’s “golden years” have long since passed and his Party is pretty much in the position of ‘running with the pack’ now. However, because Tommy Leung is enemies with Catherine Tsang, if he is not able to make amends with her, there is a possibility of him joining forces with Virginia Lok to go against Catherine.



Part 4: Conversation

Hong Kong veteran media reporter Huang Si Nong accepted an interview with our paper yesterday. He analyzed Stephen Chan’s “fall from grace” situation as well as the impact on TVB. He states that Stephen Chan being arrested by the ICAC is not necessarily a bad thing – it’s like knocking down a beehive so that it can’t do any more harm. In addition, Huang feels that even though this situation is very damaging to TVB at the moment and ATV may jump on the opportunity, it is his belief that the grand TVB Entertainment Empire that Run Run Shaw created will not be destroyed that easily.


Q = Reporter
A = Huang Si Nong

Q: Have you heard of Stephen Chan’s arrest already? Did you get a chance to look into the details yet?

A: I’ve been in Hong Kong the past few weeks, so I did hear the news. In my observation, the ICAC has never been this ‘high profile’ in terms of arrests – in the past, it was always “invite for coffee” type situation (drink coffee, have a conversation) – plus they are usually very protective of the person they are “inviting” for coffee. This time, it’s directly “arresting,” which shows that ICAC must have some type of confirmed information. Also, there were reports that TVB themselves were the ones who “unveiled” the scandal – if that is true, then the situation is like the real-life version of TVB’s palace wars dramas.


Q: This time, TVB did things very publicly and high profile, which has caused people to speculate that this was planned all along by them and was a result of internal power struggles. What do you think is the primary internal struggle/contradiction within TVB?

A: Internal power struggles within an organization is usually due to people not being able to get along with each other. It’s just like animals will always try to compete and fight with each other. For instance, I own a few rabbits as pets and sometimes when they fight, one usually tries to kill the other one that it perceives as its enemy. Not sure if using this animal analogy makes sense.


Q: Currently, TVB is controlled by Mrs Shaw (Mona Fong) and internally they are separated into 4 ‘parties’ or ‘cliques’. What role do you feel each of them play in TVB?

A: I’m not too familiar with the so-called ‘parties,” but I am familiar with Mr. Run Run Shaw. In terms of the battle between the 4 parties, I’m not too clear.


Q: What do you feel will be the impact of this situation on TVB?

A: It will help eliminate the “cancers.” In a huge organization, if there is someone who utilizes their power [within the organization] to earn outside money, it is a very serious matter. Especially since the creation of the ICAC, they are very strict on this type of stuff. Back when I was a social reporter, we had to interact with many people as part of our jobs and of course with that came financial implications; therefore, we set a policy that we absolutely were not allowed to receive any “red envelopes.” As for Stephen Chan, he’s a public figure and already has high pay, so for him to still take money (if true) is really a shame. One good thing though is that the situation being revealed can serve as a “warning” to others. If someone does this and they are captured, then it is good because it can serve the purpose of eliminating the “cancers” in the organization.

Q: TVB’s biggest competitor ATV has been going through management changes again recently. With Stephen Chan’s situation, is this then the perfect opportunity for ATV to rebound?

A: If I were ATV, I would absolutely seize this opportunity tightly! In a competition, those in the same industry are usually like enemy nations in a war – whenever there is a “weak point”, it should be immediately grabbed up. It’s just like with horseracing – when the opponent starts to slow, you need to take advantage of it and crack the whip to go faster in the hopes of overtaking the competition.


Q: So will ATV take this opportunity to recruit TVB’s resources, thereby causing even greater harm to the network?

A: This can be answered with another rabbit analogy – a rabbit will go in the direction where there is fresh green grass. However, currently, TVB is still an Entertainment Empire – a massive mother ship created by Mr. Run Run Shaw – so it won’t be easily destroyed. This “punch” (the current situation) will perhaps be a heavy blow, but after the air clears, the empire will still remain standing. Also, one last point – ATV’s talent pool can’t compare to TVB’s, as TVB is full of resources.

Wow. That was an eye opening drama, even more intense than Moonlight Resonance. A lot of people dislike Virginia Lok because she promotes favorites over talents, among other things. But I think it'll be a loss to TVB if they decide to fire her, because she's got connections to a lot of people in the industry. If they fire her and she decides to go to ATV, that's not too good for TVB. The only solution I can think of is she suddenly changes and goes for talents instead of favorites but that *hahaha* is not very possible...

Analysis of TVB’s ‘Parties’ and ‘Cliques’: Real-life Beyond the Realm of Conscience?

Source: Sina.com
http://news.sina.com...17232020s.shtml

Translation: llwy12@ http://asianfanatics.net

The recent scandal over TVB GM Stephen Chan’s arrest for alleged corruption has so far played out like one of the station’s own dramas. Though Stephen Chan and 4 others have now been released on bail awaiting further investigation, there does not seem to be an end in sight to the ongoing saga, with one person after another ‘spilling the beans’ on the inner workings and disarray at TVB. Of course, the ‘biggest’ news so far has been the rumors that Stephen Chan was ‘turned in’ to the ICAC by none other than his employer TVB due to his ‘falling out of favor’ with top management. As for TVB being overrun by ‘parties’ and ‘cliques’, this is a well-known ‘secret’ by almost everyone in the industry. Virginia Lok, Catherine Tsang, Tommy Leung, and Stephen Chan are the ‘head’ of the executive team and have the power to control and promote artists. If Stephen Chan loses all power due to the scandal, then the competition of the ‘4 parties’ will be greatly affected, resulting in only 3 parties remaining (Virginia Lok, Catherine Tsang, Tommy Leung). Out of the 3, it has been rumored that Mona Fong’s ‘favorite’ Virginia Lok would likely prevail and the group of young artists under her would become the ‘face’ of TVB in the future.

With the commotion surrounding Stephen Chan’s case now, the developments and the way things are playing out in the media rival that of the inner palace conflicts and struggles in TVB’s highly-rated hit from last year Beyond the Realm of Conscience -- except that the real-life events are even more dramatic and interesting.


Part 1: The 4 Parties



The Chan Party – Leader: Stephen Chan

Stephen Chan: TVB’s General Manager, used to be a DJ. Prior to being arrested, he did the ‘voiceovers’ for various TVB variety and specialty shows and simultaneously hosted the interview show Be My Guest. Since becoming GM, Stephen’s presence has been quite strong and his flamboyance has attracted many to him. It is rumored that Stephen ‘loves’ promoting the artists that others [managers] don’t want – the greatest example is Fala Chan, whom he single-handedly pushed to the “Best Supporting Actress” position. TV Queen Sheren Tang, who is known for constantly going against Virginia Lok, is also highly favored by Stephen. In addition, Patrick Tang, Amigo Chui, etc. – also his favorites – were able to win many awards at the 2007 TVB Anniversary Awards ceremony, though there was a lot of backlash afterwards.

Favorite Male Artists – Amigo Chui, Sammul Chan, Patrick Tang, Wong Hei, etc.

Favorite Female Artists – Sheren Tang, Fala Chan, Tavia Yeung, etc.



The Lok Party – Leader: Virginia Lok

Virginia Lok: TVB’s Production and Resources Manager, with primary jurisdiction over all matters related to TVB’s artists; also one of the “official” representatives and spokesperson for the artists. The “Lok” Party consists primarily of the newer generation ‘siu sangs’ and ‘fa-dans’. With her position, it can be said that the fate of ALL TVB artists is in her hands. Virginia Lok has made quite a few new artists popular through promotion – Kevin Cheng is the biggest example of this. Back in the days, Kevin Cheng had been in the industry for a long time, but was never able to become popular until he officially became Virginia Lok’s “god-son” – after that, he started getting lead roles in series after series (most of them grand productions), which paved the way for his ‘TV King’ award in 2006.

Favorite Male Artists – Kevin Cheng, Moses Chan, Raymond Lam, Ron Ng, Bosco Wong, etc.

Favorite Female Artists – Charmaine Sheh, Myolie Wu, Linda Chung, Kate Tsui, etc.



The Tsang Party – Leader: Catherine Tsang

Catherine Tsang: TVB’s Production Department Head (Series); was once a broadcaster at RTHK; affectionately nicknamed “Jen Jie” by the artists. Catherine started with TVB in 1974 and has been credited with launching the careers of HK’s biggest stars such as Chow Yun Fat, Andy Lau, Tony Leung, etc. She has gone through both the ‘Run Run Shaw era’ as well as the ‘Mona Fong era’ and has remained strongly standing to this day. The Tsang Party consists almost entirely of the most skilled and talented artists (in terms of acting) in TVB, however because Catherine’s focus has always been on directing behind the scenes, coupled with much of the power being in Virginia Lok’s hands, so her artists are never heavily promoted.

Favorite Male Artists: Bobby AuYeung, Steven Ma, Wayne Lai, etc.

Favorite Female Artists: Ada Choi, Maggie Cheung, Shirley Yeung, etc.



The Leung Party – Leader: Tommy Leung

Tommy Leung: TVB Producer; Head of Series Production. Started with TVB in 1973 and is considered an ‘elder’-type figure [started with the company from the beginning]. His specialty includes grand commercial productions. 2001 was the “Year of Leung’s Party”, as the ‘siu sangs’ and ‘fa dans’ under him at that time – Louis Koo, Gallen Lo, Jessica Hsuan, Flora Chan, etc. – were all “high ratings guarantees”. After strong competition with Tsang’s Party for many years, Leung’s Party had already lost some of it’s steam – then, when Virginia Lok came to power in 2003, his Party had to battle with hers as well. Currently, almost all of Leung’s artists have left TVB.

Favorite Male Artists: Gallen Lo, Roger Kwok, Louis Koo, etc.

Favorite Female Artists: Sonjia Kwok, Jessica Hsuan, Flora Chan, etc.

HOLY CARROTS! Why is this more interesting than their dramas....

March 19, 2010

Danny Chan - Ripple



Today I found another song from the past.

It's very clear like the sky

It's very peaceful like the water

It's very elegant like its singer

A touching piece that is hard to find nowadays...

Aaron Yan spends NT$35K in shopping spree, strips naked in Japanese hot spring



Source: Apple Daily
Credit: Pauli@CpopAccess

Last week, Aaron Yan of Taiwanese boy band Fahrenheit fame went to Tokyo to do some shopping, bringing along 3 pieces of luggage but only 2 sets of clothes. On his return trip to Taiwan, not only did Aaron fill his suitcases to the max, but he also came back with 4 sacks of clothes. The result of his economic stimulus for the Japanese economy? A shopping spree grand total of NT$35K (approx. US$1,100). Aaron later remarked, “I just bought 10 pairs of shoes, and also bought clothes and presents for my mom.” He also took an opportunity to strip off his clothes at a spa in front of other Japanese people without fear of being photographed.

While Aaron had eight days of freedom, Japan at that time had an average temperature of 4°C (39°F). Fortunately it was snowing during his time there, so he treated himself to some bathing fun at a hot spring. Since Aaron rarely had the chance to linger around aimlessly in Taiwan, when he arrived at a hot springs museum in Japan, he came across an ancient Edo-era building which had different kinds of spas such as mud and foot hot springs to immerse himself in.

Could it be that he wasn’t afraid of getting photographed? Aaron laughed, “As soon as I get nervous, I’ll grab a towel. But it’s very misty inside, and everyone’s Japanese, so it’s common to be naked.”



Pressed by talent scouts while on the train

Aaron spent his time in Tokyo’s suburbs by taking the train around the parts. Starting from the high-class Daikanyama of Shibuya, Aaron wandered around the trendy and youthful Harajuku, and after getting tired from strolling around, he settled down with some dessert and afternoon tea to replenish his strength. While the Fahrenheit member didn’t meet a beautiful girl, when he was out on the streets, he came across some Japanese talent scouts pressing him with business cards on the train, asking to photograph him for a magazine dedicated to street fashion. It wasn’t until Aaron made it clear to them that he was a Taiwanese celebrity that they gave up their efforts as they responded, “No wonder you’re so handsome!”

There was also a slight mishap during his journey, as Aaron took the wrong train car back in his attempt to head back to his accommodations in Shinagawa. When he discovered that he transferred to the wrong train car, there was only one more train car left on the platform. He and his friends had to then make a mad dash back to the platform to catch that last train car. “Fortunately, we were able to keep up,” he said. “There were also many people running with me to catch up to the train. It was incredibly fun.”

Long time no see, Arron!!! And you're still handsome as ever!!! =)

March 17, 2010

March 16, 2010

Celsius' Drama Philiosophy 101

"Drama draws inspiration from life; life draws conclusions from drama" - Celsius

When we watch dramas, we get into drama mode, focusing at least 90% of our attention on the drama. As a result, when watching dramas during dinner time, we forget to eat, our eyes are glued to the TV, and minutes later we'll feel a whack on our head from our moms. Parents often say that homework and TV do not go together. Trying to prove our parents wrong, we attempt to multitask between homework and drama, but we end up forgetting about homework until the drama finishes its run. One could argue that all this could only happen if the drama is a good drama.

What is the difference between a good drama and a bad drama? The easy answer is a good drama keeps you interested, a bad drama doesn't. Well, guess what! There's more than meets the eye.

A good drama changes YOU, the viewer, whether it be your views on some topic or taste in food...*cough*AC and carrots*cough*

Have you ever been called a shallow person? I had a conversation with a friend a few months ago; we were talking about *cough* someone. I said I didn't like the person because of his ugly hair in the drama, and then my friend called me shallow. I felt so sad I cried for 3 days and 3 nights *sniff sniff* just kidding~ hahaha. Anyway, the point I'm trying to get across is that everyone is a shallow person when it comes to drama whether you want to admit or not. But that can change depending on the drama; a good drama turns a shallow person into a profound person.

Put the lifespan of a drama on a time line. At the beginning of the drama, don't we all look at the characters first? Within the first 5 seconds of just seeing the character, we're already making judgments based on the person's appearance and such, thus we're shallow. Now here is where the distinction between a good drama and a bad drama comes in. A good drama shifts our attention from outside appearance to inside appearance, from the facades of characters to the storyline and locks our attention to the storyline. So that by the end of this time line, we have turned from shallow people to insightful people or not so shallow people. On the other hand, a bad drama has almost no effect on us, we're shallow from beginning to end. Remember all those times you say, "I watch this drama because so and so is in it." If that statement doesn't change when the drama ends, I guess the storyline wasn't strong enough to catch and retain your attention.

Good dramas end too fast; bad dramas never seem to end. Don't you think? When you're watching a drama that's really enticing, you watch episode after episode after episode. And by the time, you're reach the last episode, you can hardly believe your eyes. You're at the last episode alreadyyy!!! You see, good dramas are good food. The first bite tempts you to take the second bite, the second bite lures you to take a third bite, and by the time you know it, you've finished eating. (<- I drew this from a Korean drama called Pasta, recommended by Arrow! You should all watch it! ) On the other hand, bad dramas only tempt for the first bite. After that, you can put it aside. I admit that sometimes the first episode of dramas aren't exactly enticing, so what I do, is continue for another few episodes and if it's still not good, I stop and wait for the last episode. I've always been told that if you start something, you must also have an end to it. A head cannot be without its tail.


Well that's it for Celsius' Drama Philosophy 101!

Celsius' Drama Philosophy 102, anyone? =)

March 14, 2010

梁慕橙! 生日快樂!



Happy Birthday to you! Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthdayyyy to Mu Cheng! Happy Birthday to you!

Wish you happiness to the end of time!
May all your wishes come true!
Wish Xiao Le good health and good grades!
From now on, it's not next stop, happiness, it's every day, happiness!

Your dad is watching over you from another world. I'm sure he's happy to see that you've entered the realm of happiness with Guang Xi and Xiao Le.

Happy Birthday, Liang Mu Cheng~

Update:


Autumn's Concerto Episode 6 when Mu Cheng hands a tube over to the nurse

72 + 1911 = 1983

Mu Cheng's Birthday: March 14, 1983.

A Long Lost Song



A forgotten song I heard from my high school era and recently found again...

I remember one time when some friends came over and I forced them to listen to this tranquil piece...

I love listening to this melody...so soothing...it's a great studying music too~

This show was the ending theme of Flying Daggers with Julian Cheung and Ruby Lin...

The series wasn't that great but this song is that great...

Does anyone know what this song is called?

March 13, 2010

A refreshing toothpaste



I just started using this Aquafresh Iso-Active toothpaste and it's really fun! This toothpaste is not like your regular Colgate or Crest, this thing comes in a canister instead of tube! That's soo fun to use! And once you put this into your mouth, the toothpaste turns into foam! I love brushing my teeth now! Plus, the toothpaste leaves a refreshing minty feel in my mouth! A very entertaining toothpaste! Hahahaha~

Have you got your can yet? If not, here's a coupon for $1 off!

March 11, 2010

You Might Have To Go To The Dentist After Seeing These Photos

...because your jaws will drop on the floor!

Are you ready! Here we go:




























Credit: baidu, sina, sohu

So how's your jaw? Hehehe~

I think this is an advertisement for an online game. Either way, these pictures are stunningggg! Gotta go catch some more of her ancient dramas!

Edit: Read article here! Provided by Meh~