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…

just sayin’ #4

This post was prompted by Charlene Chua’s article on The Rubbish New Paper (Singapore). I don’t wish to contribute to her fame notoriety as an entertainment writer because apparently, this is not the first time she has “offended” (her word, not mine) fangirls, and I’m sure it won’t be the last time. But she’s not…

the bell finally tolls for Zai Zai

After The Big Upset in 2009–that not only upset his fans but ruined his friendship with Mark Chao as well–Zai Zai finally won Best Actor at the Golden Bell, Taiwan’s version of the Emmy’s. Well done, Zhou Yu Min!!!   (credit on the photo) I was reading the Vic Zhou thread on Asianfanatics and I…

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…

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…