Meteor Garden: Where it all began and where it comes to full circle

Meteor Garden occupies a special place in my fan life even if I have moved on to other things.

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a fan’s work is never done

(For all my fan-friends from old and new fandoms) Or a fan’s spark is never gone. How did you start as a fan? I’m sure everyone has their own story to tell, the artists they’ve fangirl-ed (Dear Oxford Dictionary, please include fangirling/fanboying–for the sake of gender equality, spazzing and kyaa as new words) and the…

confirmed! member of super popular idol group to marry

Okay, here’s the confirmed wedding news: a member of a super popular idol group has registered his marriage to his longtime girlfriend. Guess who?     Shuukan Josei… did you mean him? Oh. Wrong country? Oh. Wrong group? Oh. No longer super popular? But F4 was the super popular idol group of their time! I…

those F4 memories

The idea for this post came when @blissful_days tweeted: “F4 reunion harks back to memories of fun Pahiyas trip, exchanging vids w/ an officemate and marathoning MG2 at dawn before leaving for ofc!” For the last few days, social media has been abuzz with the long-awaited F4 reunion. It started when @VanNessVanWu tweeted this photo…

remember F4? they’ll be back for CNY

So the “big brothers” of Asian boybands will be back for a special Lunar New Year performance to be aired on Jiangsu Satellite TV that reportedly paid them 6 million yuan or roughly US$952,000, or nearly US$1 million. News of an F4 reunion usually crop up especially around the LNY period that it’s become a…

100 reasons why I ♥ Taiwan

Taiwan marked its 100 years last October 10 and to mark it, I have decided to list the 100 reasons why I love the country. I haven’t really been all over the tiny island that is shaped like a leaf so the list could be limited. But that is my dream, to take one month…

Jerry Yan… nekkid?!

EDITED If you are looking for naked photos of someone who looks like Taiwanese actor Jerry Yan, sorry, I had to remove them after Jerry’s management demanded that the photos be taken down, I’m guessing from the source which was from an account called “Huayi staff”. Jerry himself probably wanted to see the photos too.…

F4: a bunch of depressed guys?

It wasn’t really a surprise to read today about Vic Chou’s depression. This has been written extensively with the press noting of his tendency to lock himself up at home for months playing video games. But this was one of those rare times he talked about it, and even acknowledged it. But ZaiZai is not…