seasonal shippers are in season again

Every time there’s a new drama on TV, shippers come to town and paint it red. They declare their new “OTP” (one true pair) as the greatest onscreen tandem everrrrr and that it would be cool if they date in real life too. They search for forums to look for like-minded individuals, exchange notes and…

drama: when Roy Qiu sings…

(Roy Qiu…why you so hot part 14) I have one of the many answers to that question. Because he also sings. Lest everyone forgets that Roy is also a singer, composes his own songs and even has an album or two to his name. But that was part of his frustration before that prompted him…

music: Ragtime + Hiphop + B-box = Jay Chou

I guess this will be one of several Jay Chou posts to come as I go through his album. I love Jay’s MVs. They’re fresh and cool, but they also tell stories like I’m Not Worthy. I’d say the dude is a storyteller, he tells stories through his songs and movies, including, yes, his music…

music: same old Jay Chou

So Chou Jie Lun has released his newest album, Exclamation Mark, on 11.11.11. How does it fare? If you follow Jay’s discography, you’d know the routine. The first track always sounds the same: upbeat with a mix of rap and rock, and you might as well expect it to be the opening act in his…

Arashi can be anything

An Arashi drama per season, ain’t life good. Just as there is Butler Sho this season, next season we’ll have Detective Jun. Before that, we’ve had Lawyer Ohno, Freeter Nino, Bartender Aiba. It’s fun to be an Arashi fan because you can see the boys in varying roles. Ohno He was the devil/lawyer in Maou…

drama: 11.11.11–the ELEVEN list

I’m reposting this from my old tumblr site. That’s 10 on the list but since it’s a once-in-a-lifetime day today, I want to commemorate it by listing my 11 favorite dramas, order according to year. Meteor Garden, 2001 The drama that started it all for me. I watched it first out of curiosity and was…

when a drama turns bad, who’s to blame?

We watch dramas to be entertained. Of course we have different standards of what an entertaining drama should be. But I guess we can agree on the basics: the story must draw us in, the actors must sustain our interest, and the product must make us feel we did not waste an hour of our…