drama: AMOUR ET PATISSERIE (first impressions)

I rather like the alternative title of this PTS drama: A PATISSERIE WITH NO NAME, rather than the literal LOVE & PASTRY.     So obviously, it’s going to be about food, in particular, pastries. I’ve been craving for sweets myself (after missing all the delicious desserts when I was back home recently because I…

take that Kato, Lee Hom gets his own Hollywood debut

And not just one Hollywood movie, but two. Okay, I know it’s inevitable to compare Jay Chou and Wang Lee Hom. They’re both Taiwanese superstars, singers, songwriters, actors and directors. I like them both though I have to admit that I like Jay more as a singer/songwriter and Lee Hom as an actor. And yes,…

Double J and their melody

Jay Chou and Jolin Tsai perhaps make up one of the most mythical pairings in Asian entertainment. They are literally a myth because they have never confirmed that they dated when they were just starting out. That’s why until now, more than a decade later, they’re still referred to as “rumored ex-couple”. Isn’t that funny?…

YouTube launches ‘Asian Pop’ Channel

Yes, the title says it all: YouTube has launched what it calls the A*Pop channel for your fill of Chinese, Japanese and Korean pop. You can visit the site here.     Among the channel’s upcoming events is “A-Pop Star of the Week”, which obviously features music artist/s each week. Here’s the schedule:   March…

music: Jay Chou’s Opus 12

So we’re clear, I’m a Jay Chou fan. But I’m not going to look the other way and say that his latest album released on December 28, Opus 12, is extraordinary. Because it’s not. Am I disappointed? Let’s just say, I expected it. Saying that of course is an insult to Jay’s talent but really,…