the mask of a celebrity

I never really understood the penchant of celebrities to wear face masks when they go out thinking they’re going to blend with the crowd and not be recognized. Okay, I get it. In countries like Taiwan, even the slightest cold would prompt the wearing of a face mask. I was there once suffering from sniffles…

my 2011 in interviews

(This has got to be the fussiest blog post I had to do. Editing audio is really mafan!) To paraphrase Forrest Gump, journalism is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. Sometimes you get an assignment to interview someone and it happens to be a celebrity. Sometimes also the interview…

it’s going to be F4 day, sorta

(Dateline Taipei part 4) Been really busy running from one place to another. And tomorrow is gonna be a crazy schedule because after starting it off with a visit to the presidential office for a tour, I’d be meeting him: Then him… … to talk about this movie: …where he sort of parodies himself. Then…

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…