drama: what if Roy Qiu didn’t play Qin Zi Qi?

(Roy Qiu…why you so hot part 23) Gong xi fa cai! Since there is no Office Girls tonight due to the airing of TTV’s version of Kouhaku, I’m reduced to watching previous episodes. And the more I watch, the more I wonder what if Qiu Ze did not accept the role of Qin Zi Qi…

drama: Office Girls’ ‘Paul’

Can someone give this guy a lead role already? I’m talking about 許騰方 or Paul Hsu, who plays “Paul”, the best friend of Qin Zi Qi in Office Girls. I was curious on who the actor is but there is limited information on him unless of course you read and write Mandarin. Then they uploaded…

what SOPA means to a pop culture fan

(The following post is strictly from the POV of a pop culture fan.) The past week has been an eventful day online. Oh, not only because of the usual dramas that we watch, but because of the protest that some websites have launched against the very controversial SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect…

dear Hannah, so you wanna be a journalist?

Dear Hannah, So you want to be a journalist. I wonder why that is? So that you can interview Jay Chou, your rumored boyfriend, and get him to admit about your relationship? You get the scoop, and the others don’t, is that it? Or is it that Jay planted the idea in your young little…

movie: Seediq Bale

(Dateline Taipei part 14) Something funny happened when I watched Seediq Bale part 1 (Flag of the Sun) and 2 (Warriors of the Rainbow). I watched it in a small cinema in Ximending and it did not have English subtitles, which I found strange because all of the local films I watched in Taipei all…

movie: The Flowers of War

“Don’t do anything foolish. So many people have died. Even hell is full. Why should you add to the crowd?” – Mo Zhang Yimou, why did you do something foolish and made The Flowers of War? As a cinematic work, The Flowers of War is visually very appealing. But the story, at best, is contrived…

Roy Qiu, will you marry me???

(Roy Qiu…why you so hot part 22) Dang, a four year-old girl has beaten me to proposing to Qiu Ze. At the fan event of Office Girls where the cast turned over the Rilakkuma bears baton to the drama Love Forward that will replace them on the Sunday idol time slot, this little girl asked Roy…