October 20, 2011

Joanna Wang 王若琳 - 迷宮 Let's Start From Here




迷宮 by Joanna Wang 王若琳

看著你 看窗外 悄悄變紅的葉
輕輕的 你的手 又握緊了一些
該不該讓你到我的世界

Let's start from here 無所謂 慢慢來
迷宮一樣的未來 轉一個圈 會到那裡
我喜歡愛情有點神秘
I don't care where we go .Let's start from here

陪著我 喝咖啡 愛在空氣裡
暖暖的是你的笑 趕走心情的灰
我想我不在意你曾愛過誰

Let's start from here 無所謂 就算愛
像空沙發在等待 擁抱著是不確定
我喜歡愛情多點驚喜
I don't care where we go .Let's start from here Let's start from here

愛一個人怎麼開始啊
像街上走過那些人們
轉一個彎 遇見美好

Start from here 無所謂 慢慢來
迷宮一樣的未來 轉一個圈 會到那裡
我喜歡愛情有點神秘
無所謂 就算愛
像空沙發在等待 擁抱著是不確定
我喜歡愛情多點驚喜

I don't care where we go .Let's start from here Mm.....
Let's start from here Let's start from here Let's start from here

October 18, 2011

In Time With You Episode 6 Preview



WHOAAAAAAAAAAAA!

 He said it! He finally said it!

我愛程又青.

He hugged her too~~~

Is anyone else jumping for joy~~~~

I'm melting again.

JJ Lin 林俊傑 - I Still Think of Her 我還想她



我还想她
By: JJ Lin

泪水将我淹没 (tears are drowning me)
到底谁该难过 (who should actually be sad?)
究竟是谁放掉 (who actually gave up)
这段感情 (this relationship)

我才终于明白 (i finally come to know)
办不到的承诺 (unachievable promise)
就成了枷锁 (became shackles)
现实中幸福永远缺货 (in reality, happiness is forever in shortage)

请告诉她我不爱她 (please tell her/him, i don't love her/him)
笑着难过自我惩罚 (sadly laughing, self punishing)
想终止这一切挣扎 (want to stop all these struggle)
横了心说真心谎话 (set my heart to say a truthful lie)

别告诉她我还想她 (don't tell her/him, i still love her/him)
恨总比爱容易放下 (hate is always easier to put down than love)
当泪水堵住了胸口 (when tears blocks the chest)
就让沉默代替所有回答 (let silence represent all answers)

我不爱我不痛我不懂 (i don't love, i don't feel pain, i don't understand)
我的心早已掏空 (my heart is already emptied)
真心话言不由衷 (heartfelt words are not truthful)

别告诉她我还想她 (don't tell her/him, i still love her/him)
就让沉默代替所有回答 (hate is always easier to put down than love)

Credits: song lyrics and English translation to mxyx @ http://asianfanatics.net/ 


Perfect song for a rainy day. Why do rainy days always evoke this kind of sad feeling, this kind of lingering of the past?

October 15, 2011

Ariel Lin 林依晨 - Wings 翅膀




作詞:Flyn Zeng
作曲:Flyn Zeng

你终於 勇敢 牽起我的手
你說你愛了我 好久好久
我點了頭
緊握你的手 然後我們一起了


你說會帶我遊整個地球
我們要在一起直到最後
有你保護我 心都可放了
手已牽了 天更遼闊

因為有你陪 我的世界不再黑
我的天空有你從此不再亂飛

你就是我的翅膀 陪我到前方
讓我學會了雨和雷後 一定看見彩虹
你就是我的翅膀 帶著我飛翔
累了之後有你為我取暖
你讓我更勇敢 更堅強


你說會帶我遊整個地球
我們要在一起直到最後
有你保護我 心都可放了
手已牽了 天更遼闊

因為有你陪 我的世界不再黑
我的天空有你從此不再亂飛



你就是我的翅膀 陪我到前方
讓我學會了雨和雷後 一定看見彩虹
你就是我的翅膀 帶著我飛翔
累了之後有你為我取暖 你讓我更勇敢 更堅強
我只希望有你一直陪在我身旁

你就是我的翅膀 陪我到前方
讓我學會了雨和雷後 一定看見彩虹
你就是我的翅膀 带著我飛翔
累了之後有你為我取暖 你讓我更勇敢 更堅強


You’ve finally hold my hands bravely.
You said you’ve loved me for a long time
I nodded
Holding your hand, and we’re together.

You said you will bring me to travel around the world
We are going to stay till the end of the world
With you protecting me, my heart can be set free
Hands are held, sky is broader

Because of your accompaniment, my world is no longer dark
My sky no longer flies recklessly because you are there.
You are my wings, accompanying me ahead 
Letting me learn that after rain and thunder,  we can definitely see the rainbow 
You are my wings, letting me fly 
After I get tired, I have you to warm myself 
You let me be more brave, more strong 

You said you will bring me to travel around the world
We are going to stay till the end of the world
With you protecting me, my heart can be set free
Hands are held, sky is broader

Because of your accompaniment, my world is no longer dark
My sky no longer flies recklessly because you are there.

You are my wings, accompanying me ahead 
Letting me learn that after rain and thunder,  we can definitely see the rainbow 

You are my wings, letting me fly 
After I get tired, I have you to warm myself 
You let me be more brave, more strong 
I just hope that you'll be always by my side. 
You are my wings, accompanying me ahead 

Letting me learn that after rain and thunder,  we can definitely see the rainbow 
You are my wings, letting me fly 
After I get tired, I have you to warm myself 
You let me be more brave, more strong 


Lyrics from Mojim

Translation by styX & Celsius 



October 13, 2011

The Geometry Behind Serendipitous Meetings

In dramas, we often encounter scenes where one half is looking for the other half. And usually, three things happen. Either they find each other across the street, they find each other on the other end of a bridge, or they don't find each other at all.


Finding each other across the street adds an element of surprise and defies the laws of nature. The first time you see it, it's like "Wow, that won't happen in real life". The second time, it's =/. The third time, it becomes a clique. It defies the laws of nature (or mathematics). Since when do points on parallel lines ever meet? The answer is never.

Imagine that the streets were parallel lines and people on the streets are points on the lines. Then the most that point a on Line A and point b on Line B can do, is wave at each other, because parallel lines will never intersect. So geometrically, finding each other across the street and then running towards each other is impossible. 


Finding each other across a bridge is very romantic, especially in Asian cultures, where bridges are connected to the story of the cow herder and silk weaver. Meeting across a bridge sends a very powerful message about the two people's relationship. Again, three things can happen. First, when both parties' backs are turned towards the direction they came from, then they are meeting each other at the center like the cow herder and the silk weaver.

Second, if both parties' backs are turned towards the same direction, then one party is leaving while the other is looking on with tears in thy tears or they are walking together hand in hand. If both parties' backs are opposite each other, then they have separated and are walking their own paths.

Geometrically speaking, the direction matters the most here since they are both on the same line. If they're going in opposite directions, they're done. One is going to go to negative infinity, the other to positive infinity.


Apparently there is a fourth outcome. Episode 4 of "In Time With You" broke the norm and went for something even better.


Ariel and Bo Lin have their first phone conversation after a particularly awkward period in their friendship. Ariel yells joyfully into the phone and Bo Lin looks up from his phone. They turn their heads and make eye contact. At first, it looks like they are on opposite sides of the street. But then the camera pans out...and OH MY GOD, they are on a circular fountain path! They spotted each other on a circle! I know I'm making a big deal out of this, but it IS a big deal! They're on a circle! Director, you are so brilliant!


Why am I so excited that they met on a circle and not a line? Because geometrically speaking, a circle is round which means every starting point is also an ending point. Take two points to be anywhere on the circle. Those two points will always see each other, no matter where they are located. Also, it doesn't matter which direction either point travels, they will always meet because they are on a circle.

You must must watch In Love With You. It's a cleverly directed drama that has extremely insightful views on love and friendship. 

Favorite Weibo of the Day



The adventure of life is to learn. 
The purpose of life is to grow.
 The nature of life is to change, 
The challenge of life is to overcome. 

生活的冒险是学习。
生活的目的是成长,
生活的本质是变化,
生活的挑战是征服。

Office Girls Episode 2 Summary

Office Girls is a very typical idol drama. It screams idol drama in every sense and scene. Exaggerated actions and expressions, rich guy and poor girl, male lead is the silly one, male second lead is the talented one, female lead is gullible, female second lead is pretty and evil, topped off with the wacky suporting actors. It uses the same old formula but yet it's so darn addicting. And that has to do with the chemistry among the cast, the acting skills of the actors, and the tiny quirks that they inject into their characters.

Roy's acting has improved by leaps and bounds. There's something very special about him that makes me focus all my attention on him whenever he comes on the screen. Another scene stealer is Patrick Li, the very wacky manager who likes to play with dinosaurs. He's so over with his expressions and actions. He's hilarious! Put the two scene stealers together, and it's a battle of the wits.

Recapping Office Girls is turning out to be quite difficult. Most of the laughing points are with the actors' expressions and actions.  Recapping it totally can not express the silliness in their expression and actions. For Office Girls, it's actually better to watch it than read it. But I'm not giving up, kekeke. Here goes episode 2:


October 09, 2011

Office Girls Episode 1 Summary

I promise I'll finish my Autumn's Concerto episode summaries one day. But here is my newest addiction. Office Girls, starring Roy Qiu and Alice Ke! Roy, Roy, Roy~ boy oh boy. He's sooo charming, and dashing, and silly, and soo creative. This guy is exploding with popularity. Almost every idol drama male lead is a rich guy. This drama follows the same exact idol formula, but there's some freshness to it because of the chemistry between the leads and the supporting characters. Well, here comes episode 1, enjoy while I still have that fire

October 06, 2011

Amber Ann 安心亞 - I Can Be Brave 我可以很勇敢




我可以很勇敢
詞曲:衛斯理

愛沒有對錯 不在乎別人怎麼去說
因為你是我 願意豁出去愛的理由
我 像站在雨中孤單的花朵
而你 是撐傘的手

流言那麼多 這樣的愛能夠走多久
我沒懷疑過 因為你的手那麼溫柔
走 一起到生命最美的以後
有你 才完美了我

我可以很勇敢 也可以很簡單
經歷了 燦爛的孤單寂寞終於平凡
外面再大的風風雨雨
吹不進我們的小天地
你眼裡的堅定
是最美的寧靜

如果當時可以重來
我的選擇也不會更改
就算再難捱
你值得我勇敢去愛

我可以很勇敢 也可以很簡單
背對整個世界 擁抱著你 就不孤單
永遠守護我的每一天
是你對愛的承諾永遠
原來幸福不難
愛讓一切簡單 很簡單



There's no right or wrong in love, doesn't matter what others say. 
Because you are the reason why I'm willing to risk everything to love. 
I'm like a lonely flower standing in the rain 
And you're the hand that holds the umbrella

A love with so many rumors, how long can it last
I never doubted because your hand was so warm 
Let's go, together to the most beautiful afterwards in life
Having you, perfects me. 

I can be very brave, I can also be very simple 
Experienced it, splendid loneliness and silence is finally ordinary
Outside, no matter how big the winds and rains 
It can't enter our small world 
The firmness in your eyes 
Is the most beautiful serenity. 

If time could be reversed
My decision won't change 
Even if it gets more difficult 
You are worth my courage to love 

I can be very brave, I can also be very simple
Back towards the whole world, hugging you, then I won't be lonely 
Forever protecting my everyday 
Is your eternal promise to love 
So happiness is not hard 
Love makes everything easy, very easy


October 05, 2011

Happy Birthday Autumn's Concerto

I've finally walked out of my Autumn's Concerto depression. I still miss this drama but not like crazy anymore. It'll definitely still be a drama that I'll remember and treasure. It was the first drama that made me go totally crazy for it. I became a big fan of Ady and I started to pay more attention to Van Ness. Ding Dang also got my attention with her powerful voice that sung the theme song of Autumn's Concerto. 

Yesterday was the second anniversary of the premiere of Autumn's Concerto. Happy Birthday, dear drama! (People must think I'm crazy for celebrating the birthday of a drama, hahaha) Thank you for everything! 



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