hello from the August boys

I asked them to greet their fans, particularly those from China and Taiwan, to promote their latest film and album. Here’s Pchy, Tor and Ong: My story on them coming out in popasia this Friday.

crocs man

I’m not a Crocs fan, I always thought they’re ugly but Lee Min-ho sure makes them look classy that I wanna buy a pair now. And preferrably, in that color too. Though I have a vague idea that it won’t look half as good on me as it does on a Hallyu star. I mean,…

Pchy’s heartbreak

Everyone who watched “Love of Siam” will be familiar with Pchy (don’t make me spell his Thai name please). Mew has grown up and so has August Band, which was born during that movie. The band is into its third album now and some of them got to write songs including Pchy who wrote “Love…

they could be brothers

Let’s do a separated-at-birth post. I’ve always been fascinated with how these three actors look very similar they could be brothers. Or, the next best thing is, they could play brothers in a pan-Asian production. Wu Chun: former model, singer, actor, born in Brunei on Oct 10, 1979 Ryu Soo-young: model, actor, born in South…

the boys of august

I watched Love of Siam at a friend’s prodding. That friend is celebrating his birthday today and he came to Bangkok to celebrate his pre-birthday in one of his favorite cities (because I bet New York and Tokyo are other faves). I had the luck to be able to arrange for him a birthday treat…

movie: China’s propaganda film part deux

So… it’s no longer “The Founding of a Party” but “Beginning of the Great Revival” whatever the hell that means. I’m talking about the film to mark the 90th anniversary of China’s Communist Party. The red movie of all red movies, if you may. Of course there has been early controversy, particularly on why Tang…