February 27, 2011

Reluctance


Kenji Weibo

HOLYSHUCKLEMUCKLE! Kenji Wu's post describes exactly how I feel whenever I watch a really good drama!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!! There's actually loads of people like that! Hahaha! We are all one.

His post reads: "Watching a drama that you really like. When you reach the last few episodes, you'll be reluctant to finish watching it...you'll force yourself to slowly watch it, slowly watch it. Because you're afraid of that empty feeling after you finish watch it. I think, love is like that too. Just that you will always see the ending of a drama. "

That's EXACTLY what I do. I force myself to watch it very very slowly. Remember Autumn's Concerto, I delayed the ending for two whole weeks!!! I was itching to watch it but I hated the fact after I watch it, there wouldn't be anymore to watch.

Kenji, you nailed it! You know how I feel! or we (drama addicts) feel.

February 21, 2011

BTS Photos of Terracotta Warrior

What a nice picture of "father" and "son"! Hahahahaaa!


I is envious of Liang. He gets to take pictures with beautiful people! So luckkyyyy! Don't worry, Liang! I still like you! hehehe!

Uh Oh~ Xiao Le will be jealous~

Grandmas are so freakin cool and Xiao Jing's grandma is no different! I love how she makes things up all the time. Like how Liang suddenly became Xiao Jing's brother and then later Xiao Jing's son with Kai Ping! Or the time when she made Kai Ping her grandson in law!!!


Flawless acting. Gallen Lo. A formidable actor with a thundering aura. This is what TVB lacks, along with a bunch of other things. But anyways, Qin Shi Huang had one of the saddest ending in the show. Not only was his love unrequited, but he had to suffer the backstabbing of two of his most trusted people, possibly, the only two people he trusted. He even had to personally order their death and watch them die in front of him.


This was taken during mid Autumn's Festival, I think.

MOTHER AND SON BONDING TIME! YOU GUYS ROCK!

Where in the dynasty did they get that headgear from? It looks hilarioussss!!! By the way, this scene is bullsh*tting at its highest level. Crazy Mastery of Hoodwinking, I tell you.

Look whose here to visit Adyyyy! It's Joe, William, and Shone!!! They sure came to visit at the right time, *ahem* if you remember this scene...HAHAHAHAA.


I MUST ADMIT THAT I LIKE THAT NERD ON THE LEFT! He's so darn cute and clueless at times! I loved his storyline with Annie in the third lifetime, I just wished it was little more developed. And please, nerd, please do not turn your back on Annie ever again! Wish you happiness, Peace!

Asians love peace sign!

February 19, 2011

Ady the Angel



A breathtaking MV made by a dear fan of Ady. Wonderful piece of artwork. What touches me the most is the clip at the very end and the words left by the fan. In the short clip, Ady talks about how she's not her own angel because she can't make herself happy but she can make others happy. I feel a bit down hearing that but I guess if the people around you are safe and happy, then you'll be happy yourself. The words at the end reads: Ady, you are our angel. If you are safe and sound, then it is a sunny day. I agree a million times!

February 18, 2011

Mickey He To See or Not to See


@limindy

片尾曲:见或不见
作词:仓央嘉措
作曲:谭旋
演唱:何晟铭
合唱:香香

你见 或者不见我
It doesn’t matter whether you come to see me or not
我就在那里
I am there
不悲不喜
without sorrow or joy

你念 或者不念我
It doesn't matter whether you miss me or not
情就在那里
Feeling is still there
不来不去
Neither coming nor leaving

你爱 或者不爱我
It doesn't matter whether you love me or not
爱就在那里
Love is still there
不增不减
Neither adding nor subtracting

你跟 或者不跟我
It doesn't matter whether you follow me or not
我的手在你手里
My hands are in your hands
不舍不弃
Neither leaving nor giving up

来我怀里
Come to my embrace
或让我住进你的心里
Or let me enter your heart
默然相爱
Love silently
寂静喜欢
Love quietly


你爱 或者不爱我
It doesn't matter whether you love me or not
爱就在那里
Love is still there
不增不减
Neither adding nor subtracting

你跟 或者不跟我
It doesn't matter whether you follow me or not
我的手在你手里
My hands are in your hands
不舍不弃
Neither leaving nor giving up

来我怀里
Come to my embrace
或让我住进你的心里
Or let me enter your heart
默然相爱
Love silently
寂静喜欢
Love quietly

默然相爱
Love silently
寂静喜欢
Love quietly

The lyrics to the ending themesong of Jade Palace is amazing! So poetic! Actually, I just found out yesterday that the lyrics are from a love poem written by a 6th century Dalai Lama. And according to this site, the writer was a skilled Buddha who fell in love with a girl. I don't know whether he gave up Buddhahood but he certainly couldn't have both. This was also the reason why in Chinese Paladin 3, Chang Qing was never able to reach his full potential until the very end, when he and the girl he loves decide to go their separate ways.

February 16, 2011

2011




Wow! Someone had a lot of time to do this! It's beautiful! Especially October~hehe

February 15, 2011

A Random Tangent

Hahahaha! I'm going biking on Friday! I'm so happy I just wanted to spread the news because I'm so tired of -30 degrees temperature and white slush sprinkled with puddles of yellow.

And Chrome, you suck for not letting me type in large font!!! I had to type this in firefox.

February 12, 2011

Jade Palace Lock Heart 宫锁心玉 Themesong


I think it's the first time I've seen a drama with two different versions of the theme song and both versions are used. This version is sung by the female lead, Yang Mi. If you don't remember her, she was also in Chinese Paladin 3 with Hu Ge. Someone over at Baidu mentioned that almost everyone involved in Chinese Paladin has been time traveling lately! That's sooo true! Hu Ge time traveled via The Myth. Ady recently kinda time traveled via The Terracotta Warrior. And now Yang Mi is time traveling via Jade Palace Lock Heart. Now we're just waiting for Tang Yan and Wallace Huo to time travel. Hahahaha~ Oh, I didn't forget Liu Shi Shi, she's going to be time traveling too soon via Xin Xin Jing Bu. Just to make it even more interesting, Hu Ge and Ady both time traveled to the same era, the dynasty of the First Emperor, the Qin dynasty. Yang Mi and Liu Shi Shi also time traveled to the same dynasty, the era of Emperor Kang Xi in the Qing dynasty! 2011 is the year of time traveling dramas!



This version is by Mickey He, or the Fourth Prince in the drama. He sings it soo nice! I like this version a tad more than Yang Mi's version but her version is pretty good too! Ahhh~ Fourth Prince, he has like the most quotable lines in the drama. Almost everything he says is soo deep and meaningful. No wonder Qing Chuan likes Yong Zheng. But Eighth Prince is alsooo sooo cute whenever he's with Qing Chuan! Can I be both a Fourth Prince and Eighth Prince supporter? Hahahahahaa!

February 05, 2011

February 04, 2011

The Whole World in a Grain of Sand

To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.

一沙一世界,
一花一天堂,
掌中握无限
刹那成永恒.

By William Blake

These four lines, though contradictive, is deeply meaningful.

"One can find vast truths in the smallest of things"

February 02, 2011

The Mystery of Lan Tian


So what really happened to Lan Tian? Let's backtrack.

Lan Tian first gets bitten by the poisonous moths. Now here's where the questioning begins? What does this poison do? Does it cause death? Memory Loss? Headaches? Unfortunately, we don't know. Han Fu Zi only said that these were very poisonous moths. The chance of death is very high BUT Lan Tian didn't die BUT it could've also been that Meng Tian Fang's memory and his water crystal saved Lan Tian.

Next, only Lan Tian heard "Meng Tian Fang" breathing. Li Li could not hear it at all. This suggests there's a connection between Lan Tian and "Meng Tian Fang". Lan Tian is Meng Tian Fang's reincarnation. BUT in order for that statement to hold true, Meng Tian Fang must have died 2000 years ago in the fire with Dong Er.

Lan Tian retrieves the water crystal from Meng Tian Fang and then a ghastly white floating thingy flies into Lan Tian. Lan Tian then becomes "Meng Tian Fang". What is that white floating thingy? Is it Meng Tian Fang's soul? Or is it just his memories? Following the logic from the above paragraph, if Meng Tian Fang died 2000 years ago, then that thingy is not his soul. It's most likely his memories. In fact, there's a person at ATW's Baidu Forum that suggests that Meng Tian Fang's memories were absorbed by the water crystal and when Lan Tian touched the water crystal the memories were released and entered Lan Tian's body. The reason it entered Lan Tian and not Li Li is because the memories belong to Lan Tian's previous life. So that means, there was never a revived Meng Tian Fang and Lan Tian has always been Lan Tian.

English Translation of yiluyoun24510's interpretation of Lan Tian's Identity

Lots of friends who've watched "A Terracotta Warrior" believe Lan Tian was possessed by Meng Tian Fang's soul, at first that was what I thought too, but afterwards a lot of circumstances changed my mind.

1. After Zhu Li Li died, Lan Tian cut his wrist to die in the name of love, if at that time he was really possessed by Meng Tian Fang, then due to the powers of the longevity pill, even if he died, his soul would continue to live on, even possessing the body of his third life. But in the third life, Meng Tian Fang's soul never appeared, and thus I believe the longevity pill's powers did not work, so this thing about Meng Tian Fang living 2000 years and possessing Lan Tian does not exist.

2. In the ending, third life Luo Kai Ping saw with his own eyes the skeletons of Lan Tian and Zhu Li Li, which proves that longevity people do not exist in this world, the person who originally entered the Emperor's Mausoleum was Lan Tian and not the revived Meng Tian Fang. I think the water crystal worked its power, remember that Lan Tian was bitten by the poisonous moth, afterwards, he suddenly forgot why he was in the mausoleum. I think this poisonous moth makes people lose their memory, and the water crystal could preserve memories from previous life. Because when Lan Tian took Meng Tian Fang's water crystal and Zhu Li Li's crystal, two become one, and Meng Tian Fang's statue collapsed, from there, Meng Tian Fang's memories were released, and at the time Lan Tian's memories because of the poison, were lost, Meng Tian Fang's memories entered Lan Tian's body, making him lose his willpower and obtain Meng Tian Fang's willpower. So I think Lan Tian is Lan Tian, he is Meng Tian Fang's reincarnation, he received Tian Fang's memories, but is not Tian Fang. The main guy character of the second life was Lan Tian all along.

3. This would also explain Zhu Li Li's mystery. Although, the water crystal could protect one's memories, but when the first life Han Dong Er ran into the fire, her crystal fell, thus her memories were not preserved, that's why the second life Zhu Li Li, from start to end, never realized she was Han Dong Er. And back then Tian Fang was turned into a terracotta warrior with the water crystal so his memories were preserved. Hence, Han Dong Er and Meng Tian Fang already died 2000 years ago, this matter of long living souls do not exist. The second lifetime is about Lan Tian and Zhu Li Li's love story, and not Meng Tian Fang and Zhu Li Li.

This is just my personal thoughts, you guys all have your own opinions, this writing is for reference.

Chocoturtle88 A Terracotta Warrior MV



An MV made by chocoturtle88. It's really a video well done! The song is "Traveling Through Space and Time Meeting You" by Kelly Chen. My favorite part is at 0:32. The scene matches really well with the lyrics. Woo!

"我 為甚麼心理 有強烈的感應"

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