spotting good entertainment

I was just chatting yesterday with KVS, the director of the annual World Film Bangkok Festival, and he was saying he’s been watching films since he was five years old. There was a time he’d sit through an entire film no matter how bad it was thinking and hoping that it would get better as…

no girlie things for Ah Ze

Roy Qiu on allegations that he had plastic surgery: “I’m an athletic person. I don’t do girlie things.” Roy is in the new SETTV drama Office Girls, that topped the ratings when it debuted on August 21. Quite interesting that the drama followed Love You, that starred his ex-girlfriend, Rainie Yang. And Roy’s drama is…

music: China’s banned romance

At least they didn’t ban Bad Romance. It’s all over cyberspace now how China has banned the music of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Backstreet Boys and Simple Plan. I don’t really listen to Western music and the only song I know from the list is Backstreet Boys’ old hit, I Want It That Way.…

the J-girls

With Taiwan media hot on the heels of Jay Chou’s supposed romance with half-Taiwanese, half-Australian Hanna Quinlivan, let’s take a look at his romantic history. Vivian Hsu – they were rumored when she wrote Ke Ai Nu Ren for his first album, Jay, in 2000. The two apparently had a bitter falling out over some…

Jerry is sick of what?!

Two weeks after I blogged that F4 is a bunch of depressed guys, reports came out that Jerry Yan has hypomanic disorder. Say again? Jerry is hypomanic? I can tag this as part of my “selling the drama” series since these rumors started when Jerry went to China to start filming his My Wonderful Life…

movie: apple of Taiwan’s eye

It’s the season for nice, successful films in Taiwan right now. After Eddie Peng’s Jump Ashin, here comes The Apple Of My Eye, based on the love story of famous writer Giddens Ko. Angie Cai, Taiwan’s most famous and powerful female impresario, co-produced this through her Star Ritz. When I interviewed her last January, she…

TV: anti-Korean Wave

I am not a fan of Korean pop but as someone who writes about the region’s pop culture, I have to check it out every now and then. I may not be updated with every song, singer or drama that comes out in the Kpop market as compared to Mandopop and Jpop, but I roughly…

Pacman fails to KO Uncle Steve

I didn’t know that HP has launched a TouchPad. I am so much an iPad baby (I wouldn’t say Apple because I am not into the iPhone, the only Steve Jobs product I’m not keen on). HP even got Manny Pacquaio as endorser for the TouchPad. Unfortunately, he couldn’t knock out Uncle Steve’s iPad. And…