drama: most trashy characters in a drama… EVER.

I just need to vent. I lack sleep so maybe that’s why I’m easily irritable. But please tell me: aren’t they the most annoying characters in a Taiwanese drama ever? These two actors play the parents of Yang Guang, played by Rainie Yang in Sunshine Angel (with Wu Chun). They are scammers and freeloaders. There…

behind the story: Wu Chun

(This is part of the series on behind-the-scenes while covering celebrities.) I nearly lost three precious photos today. Precious because they were personalized autographed photos for my friends from Wu Chun. I left or dropped them by accident at Krispy Kreme in Siam Paragon and almost didn’t get them back. I couldn’t blame the staff…

movie: Mayday in 3D

Mayday is my favorite Taiwanese band. I love how they are sort of some movie stars having been featured in Love of May, which starred Chen Bo-lin and introduced Crystal Liu (Wang Lee Hom’s leading lady in Love in Disguise). And now, they have a new movie, or rather, a “concept film”, Mayday 3DNA, that…

quirky Asia: Maru the cat

I have been spending most of this Saturday watching videos of Maru, dubbed as the “funniest cat on the planet”. Maru is a Scottish Fold cat who lives in Japan and loves boxes and paperbags. Watch his video here: I love dogs (yes Jay Chou, gou, gou, gou, gou). The only reason why I don’t…

Jay Chou’s game with the (dogs) paps

I like Jay Chou but his current favorite game of playing cat and mouse with the paps, then taunting them afterwards, is no longer fun to watch. I know. He’s perhaps the most-chased star by the paps in Taiwan. And his hate-hate relationship with the paps has been immortalized in one of his songs, Besieged…

movie: Ananda, Mario & Ploy in Kurosawa

I am able to watch a Thai movie whenever @jovefrancisco is in town and tonight, it was this period movie called The Outrage that was inspired from Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon. I attempted to watch Rashomon, trying to be a good student of Japanese films, but I stopped midway. So shoot me. And I was ready…

it’s just another birthday eve

By the time I’m done writing this entry, I’d have turned another year older. And it’s funny how my birthday and Arashi’s is just a day away. Which means, Arashi is a Virgo? I share the same birthday as Singapore’s grand ole daddy, Lee Kuan Yew. It’s also Malaysia’s birthday. What does that make me?…