drama: Taipei 101 + Office Girls = ♥♥♥

I can’t complain whenever I see Taipei 101 being used as backdrop in Taiwanese dramas because it’s one of my favorite landmarks in the league of London’s Big Ben, Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia and Tokyo’s Tokyo Tower. So I’m really looking forward to tonight’s episode 14 of Office Girls and this scene (shot at the park…

TV: Kohaku and Arashi make history

If this year’s NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen is a movie, it would top the boxoffice. If it were an album or single, it would top the charts. This year’s audience applications broke the 1 million mark and totaled 1,264,923. This year’s hosts are Arashi (second time) and howdoyouspellhername Inoue Mao (first time). Only 1,234 (what’s…

it’s tea time!

I can’t help but laugh whenever Kageyama (Sakurai Sho) stops everything he’s doing in Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de to make way for what he calls as “tea time”. It reminds me of a British friend, who, a few minutes before 4pm, would be puttering about and making herself tea. Without fail. I actually…

the tricks that artists play

There’s much hoohah about an anti-pig page on Facebook set up by some people disgruntled over his tricks in order to get to the top of the charts. According to this translation, just some of the tricks that the pig uses are as follows: – multiple versions of the album (with one of his albums…

MatsuJun, the beauty guru

It’s no longer rare to see male celebrities endorsing make-up and other “girlish” items, including sanitary napkins. Kimura Takuya must have been the first one to do it for Kanebo in 1996. Won Bin has done it for Missha, so has Mark Chao for the same brand. Kwon Sang-woo was the face of The Face…

Ariel Lin’s love or bread choice

It’s all over Sina Weibo tonight on the reported break-up of Ariel Lin and her boyfriend Cheng Jia Yao, who allegedly cannot take the heat of her intimate scenes with that tattooed actor in In Time With You. I can just imagine the torture of someone not to the ebiz born having to deal with…

drama: cringe cringe bell

Yes, I’m still watching Ring Ring Bell probably because I have a lot of time in my hands I don’t have a life I need a punching bag to destress, and right now, it’s Xiao Xiang. How many times was the word “idiot” used in episode 7? I have lost count. Could it be that…