TV: anti-Korean Wave

I am not a fan of Korean pop but as someone who writes about the region’s pop culture, I have to check it out every now and then. I may not be updated with every song, singer or drama that comes out in the Kpop market as compared to Mandopop and Jpop, but I roughly…

Jay Chou’s a lover, not a fighter

At the press conference in Beijing yesterday for The Viral Factor, Jay Chou said his hand is not for holding a gun but playing the piano. This is not exactly his first action movie if one would consider Initial D and Kung Fu Dunk as action movies. I mean they were not exactly the same…

One Craze-eeeee Night!!!

Craze was crazy!!! The power of music really. These guys, who are otherwise ordinary offstage (I mean, I’ve met and interviewed those that would make you quiver in their mere presence) transform into rock stars onstage. They brought the entire hall into their feet, even the “mature” Taiwanese which is not really their market. There…

Round 3 for Double J

This gotta be the cutest Double J appearance. The first one during Jay’s concert last year was hot; the one in Jolin’s Shanghai concert last week was bland. But this one is just sweet. For the link to the video, click here.

Jay Chou’s Era

The Taiwanese superstar marks 10 years of his music through a $15-million-world tour that showcases 3D technology By Yasminka Lee in Kuala Lumpur More than 10 years ago, a 21-year-old young man with looks unlikely to qualify him into Taiwan’s idol-obsessed entertainment industry released an album. The album was made up of songs he wrote…

The Whimsical World Of Rainie Yang

Entertainers need to acquire additional skills to sustain the interest of fickle-minded fans By Yasminka Lee in Taipei These days, it’s not enough that you can sing or act if you want to stand out from the crowded world of pop stars that the entertainment industry churns out regularly. You have to be like Taiwan’s…