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…

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…

and the award goes to…

(this post is dedicated to mehmeh) So another award-giving season is over in Taiwan (though there is still the Golden Horse next month) and what of the results? I am happy that Bolin Chen won best actor. He deserves it. His role as Daren Ge in In Time With You was the more difficult one.…

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…

movie: Black & White without Zai Zai is just grey

I don’t know about other people but a movie version of Black & White without Zai Zai is just grey. Lifeless. Boring. Zai Zai’s Pi Zi was the perfect foil to Mark Chao’s Ying Xiong. Without Pi Zi, Ying Xiong looks flat. Not even mainland actor Huang Bo can turn the grey to full color…