Meteor Garden, and 17 years in between

Meteor Garden as a drama still makes us swoon over the leads, sing along to foreign songs and make us want to go places.

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[blog] three’s a charm: the fangirl list

So apparently, it’s my third year on wordpress though I started blogging on Blogger in 2001 and moved to vox until it closed down. So in honor of my third year here, I decided to do an All-Asian Fangirl-Related “List of Threes”: Films: My Sassy Girl Infernal Affairs The Classic Dramas: Meteor Garden Lucky Seven…

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…

it’s White Day. honmei- or giri-choco for who?

It’s White Day. You know, that day in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan when it’s the men’s turn to give chocolates to women. In China though, it’s the women’s turn to give to the men; perhaps the rest of the world should adapt the Chinese tradition since it’s also the men who are expected to…

the 2013 Jiangsu TV reunion: F4 forever!

Finally, it has happened on the first night of the year of the snake: the long-awaited reunion of F4. Long before K-pop idols and Johnny’s boys stepped over their countries’ borders and conquered fangirl’s hearts, when Psy hasn’t even dreamed of Gangnam Style and the flower boy nextdoor was not even a drama yet, four…

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…

blog: interviewing stars

There’s a lot of hoohah going around in Philippine blogosphere about an entertainment journalist’s cringe-worthy interview with Anne Hathaway during her promo tour of LES MISERABLES. I did not have the heart to watch the video of the interview but I read the transcript, which already made me cringe. Below is the video of that…

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…