Blog: To Do List

Okay, so I thought I keep a little tab on things and let on with what I’m currently doing as in blog posts and whatnot.

Music Reviews: I actually need to re-organize my music collection again.

  • Nicholas Teo’s Let’s Not Fall In Love Again – Honestly, I’ve been procrastinating though I already scanned images and listened several times.
  • Eric Suen’s Never Said Goodbye – So procrastinating, right?
  • Shine Huang’s Shine album – It had some songs from Endless Love, lol.
  • Yang Mi’s Close To Me – Talking about catching up, right?
  • Nicole Wang’s Queen of Chanson Melody – I found it browsing around one day and purchased it
  • Jacky Zheng’s Yuan Qing Ge – I totally forgot about reviewing this.
  • Eric Suen’s A Second Thought – YUP, got it.
  • Angela Chang’s Visible Wings – YES, I got it anyway.
  • Amber Kuo’s Hear, There, and Everywhere
  • Cecilia Han Xue’s They Say
  • Wilber Pan’s The Story of Billy
  • Just Singing And Dancing OST
  • Freya Lim’s Love, Suddenly
  • Cyndi Wang’s Love Or Not
  • Eric Suen’s Love Actually
  • Hu Xia’s Silly Tango
  • Kevin Cheng’s It’s A Long Story
  • Van Fan’s Let’s Rock, Love Songs
  • JPM’s 365 (Special Version)
  • Angela Chang’s Self Titled Album (Limited Pre-order Edition)

Movies Reviews:

  • Linger
  • Tea Fight – YES, I meant to do this a long time ago but I kept getting into other obsessions. Major apology to Vic fans!
  • Love You 10,000 Years – I actually haven’t watched it yet though I have the dvd, lol. Talking about being behind.
  • Dancing Without You – Again, still haven’t watch though I got it.
  • Magic To Win – Got this awhile back.
  • Citizen King – Johnson Lee’s movie
  • Sleepless Fashion
  • Any Other Side
  • Saving General Yang
  • Mini-Movie: Refresh 3+7
  • Touch of Light

TV Series Reviews:

  • Gu Jian En Chou Ji 1984: Part III – OMG, I totally forget that I didn’t finish posting it. BUT I need to watch the last bit again to remember accurate, lol. However, notice that I divided it into 10-years gap SO hope it wasn’t too much of a cliff hanger.
  • Legend of Star Apple – Episode 6 – YES, need to finish the episode summaries.
  • Love Together (FTV) – Episode 4 – Honestly, I know, I’m lagging on bringing out reviews for this though I finished the drama ages ago already. YET couldn’t help it. I will get back into trying to finish the review since I’m watching it again recently and lifting off some quotes, etc.
  • Only You (TVB) – Episode 2 – YES, I finally finished it and had some notes, just need to write the posts and post it up, etc.
  • [CANCELLED] Show Me The Happy (TVB) – Finished this ages ago, but haven’t gotten time to do the review. NOT really. Might just scrap it off since it has been a long time now but might come back. Don’t know.
  • [CANCELLED]Life at Sanyuan County – Honestly, I had some beef about this and wanted to get things out of my system. OR maybe I’ll just forget about it since I should focus on the positive anyway, right?
  • [CANCELLED] Tiger Cubs (TVB) – I thought it was decent, but was lazy to do a review for it.
  • [CANCELLED] Bountiful Blessings (Singapore) - Interesting take on things but just need to do the review.
  • Ji Gong 1995 (TW version) – Need to get this out, but had too many notes regarding it so will be awhile.
  • [CANCELLED] King Maker (TVB) – Finished, just need to write review for it.
  • Detective Di Ren Jie – Mainland China version, NOT others
  • Detective Tang Lang – On the boiler, NOT really that hype over it anymore
  • [CANCELLED] The Legend of Dragon Pearl (TVB) – This seemed so long ago BUT just watched it recently, just hadn’t gotten around to the review. Sounds too familiar, right?
  • [CANCELLED] Li Wei’s Resignation – YES, I totally forgot about this too but I think I will review it sometime in the future
  • [CANCELLED] The Blood Sword (ATV) – Kenny Ho’s version
  • [CANCELLED] Lord of Imprisonment – Totally forgot about this too.
  • Zhong Wu Yan – Episode 1 – NOT on top of my priority list but might as well put it here for tracking purposes.
  • Autumn’s Concerto – Episode 1 – Also the same as the previous but just keeping track here.
  • Mei Ren Long Tang – DONE!
  • [CANCELLED] Just Sing And Dancing – Actually planning to watch it during airing as well. I decided to do individual,l random posts on it instead of the typical episode summary.
  • True Love 365 – DONE!
  • Borrow Your Love – Episode 14 – DONE!
  • Bao Qing Tian: Huang Jin Meng

Translations:

  • Full Moon Curved Sabre – It’s an ongoing project AND probably the most challenging because wuxia is actually VERY hard to translate.
  • More songs – Mostly Viet, but we’ll see.
  • More articles – IF I could just do it, lol.

Special Profiles: Stuffs that still need to be fine-tuned, mostly graphics

  • Bianca Bai
  • Cynthia/ Chloe Wang
  • Denny Tang Feng
  • Enson Chang
  • Eric Huang
  • [CANCELLED] Jacky Chu
  • James Chu
  • Joanne Zeng
  • Ken Chang
  • Margaret Wang
  • Penny Lin
  • Sophia Chou
  • Yvonne Yao

Couple Posts + Pages – Seriously, been lagging because I couldn’t make up my mind regarding it BUT possibly will focus more on it when I’m done with fixing the ‘special profiles’ section.

Fan Fiction:

  • Hide & Seek – Chapter 7 – Vic & Cyndi
  • Honey In Tea – Chapter 1 – Joe & Janine
  • Neurotic: Tainted World – Chapter 2 – Wallace, Nic, Tony, Angela, and Calvin
  • Payback – Chapter 2 – Xiu Jie Kai, Cynthia, and Nic
  • Slanted Thoughts 2: Edge of Darkness – Chapter 13 – Wallace, Tammy, Nic, Angela, Amber, and Yvonne
  • Stranded – Voting process
  • The Dating Game 4: Bridge of Hope – Chapter 11 – Joanne, Jacky, Sophia, Ehlo, Angela, Wallace, and Yvonne
  • The Dating Game 5: Rebirth – Chapter 8 – Joanne, Jacky, Ehlo, Angela, Wallace, Yvonne, and Bryant
  • The Business – Chapter 3 – Wallace, Penny, Van, Tammy, and Enson
  • Poster to-do/re-do:
    • Afraid of Darkness
    • Haunting Past
    • Payback
    • Scheming Nature
    • Slanted Thoughts I
    • The Dating Game 1-4 (ALL 4 POSTERS LOOK LAME TO DEATH)
    • The Other Extreme

Other Randomness:

  • Dian Wan Da Lian Meng – I finished catching up to all the remaining episodes already. Just need more cushion posts to bring it out.
  • Finally launching the “Song of The Week” sagas.
  • More “Favorite Quotes” posts.

*To-Do List will be update from time to time OR it will disappear when I finally finish aka all caught up with stuffs (LOL)…

Love Actually

OMG, finally reviewing this. But what could I say about it? Let’s say that I like this one better than “Never Said Goodbye” although NSG was also a very good album. It was just that it had taken on another arch that it felt weird to me. (Or maybe I’ve been listening to pop for too long that I couldn’t appreciate quality stuffs anymore.)

CD

1. Party Life. Featuring Mike Kasem. Very lively and addicting after awhile when you get into it. Indeed living up to the opening track.

2. Petty and Low (卑微). Just a few tune of this song and I was hooked already. I was surprised how fast I stopped what I was doing to see what the song was. A very nice flowing song, along with beautiful lyrics also.

3.  You Are My Queen (妳是我的女王 [偶像劇「女王的誕生」主題曲] ). The main theme of “The Queen”. Lived up to being the main theme, drawing one into the drama. But it could also be a nice, cute song on its own too.

4. Letting Go With Happiness (幸福的忘記 (feat. 梁文音) [偶像劇「女王的誕生」插曲] ). Featuring Rachel Liang. The sub-theme of “The Queen”. Didn’t expect to like the song so much. But it was very enjoyable. Sad, mellow song. A great duet overall.

5. Disheartened Joke (傷心笑話). Depressing song, obviously, I know. Intense. It reminds me of some song I can’t really recall at the moment, but maybe it’s because from that same songwriter so it has the same feelings.

6. The Most Favorable Breakup Time (最愛時放手). Nice, soothing song. Although there’s an underlying sadness, but it’s still a good feeling one since it’s NOT too much over on the overly depressing zone.

7. Elegant Lie (謊言秀). Upbeat song. I could get into it. But the mix is bugging me to death so yeah. Have to pass on this one.

8. I Don’t Love You (我不愛妳了). I swear this sounds like another song that I dare not name, in case fans go after me. Not that I’m implying something. Yet I feel like it really reminded that one song I listened to more than once in recent years. Not really my favorite, but still feel it’s a good song.

9. Skipping (跳針). This song is a tad longer than the other ones. Or it feels that way.

10. Love…Is Not (愛…不是 [偶像劇「女王的誕生」片尾曲] ). The ending theme of “The Queen”. Totally living up to be the ending theme of the drama. Not to mention the exit song for the album.

DVD

1. Letting Go With Happiness (幸福的忘記) MV. (feat. 梁文音). Featuring Rachel Liang. Nice MV. Like the artistic direction. Enjoyed their collaboration – though subtle. Because it was suitable for the theme of the song itself.

2. Love…Is Not (愛…不是) MV. Average. Okay, maybe I’m nitpicking but it was just some scenes from the drama, and that was it.

Conclusion? Totally living up to my expectations. Or maybe because I’m an Eric fan so I can’t say no. Although I wished there were more MVs. But I guess I was just being greedy and not having enough of Eric’s performance, etc. If I could pick though, I want to see the MV for track #2. But overall, another good album from Eric.

Shen Yi Da Dao Gong 2013: Boxset Releases

Yes, I was doing my usual browsing on YesAsia today and saw it. The boxsets for the China versions are available in special edition and the H-DVD format. I have yet to watch it so I think I’ll hold off on collecting for now.

The Soul of Porcelain: Jacky’s Cuts

 
(Credit as marked on image)

Okay, so after much searching and how I totally forget about it, lol. I finally found some traces of it. Found Jacky’s cuts only though. Still, pretty cool to see some scenes of it. The Bai siblings are at it with the revenge plots and all. I like their filming technique and all, without those blinding special effects for fight scenes, etc. But my only complaint is some of the dubbing sounds really fake. It bothers me even more with Jacky’s dubbing, because it’s very different from his voice so that makes it very hard to concentrate. I’ll try harder when I find the full version, lol.

Baby Daddy: Ruining Ben’s Character In Its Totality

Okay, I’m actually one of those people who didn’t care about the triangle or who Riley should be with, because I hate triangles in general. Yet somehow, through other shows, I just learn to move on past it. But this one’s just getting ridiculous. Just because of the triangle, it had ruined Ben’s character to the point of annoying. I actually felt it was nice seeing Ben took up responsibility and tried to make it work with Emma, not giving her up for adoption. The whole Ben and Emma team as father and daughter – along with the rest of the Wheeler clan chiming in to help from time to time had felt like a good plot for me. It roped me in because I felt Emma’s just super cute and how their family – along with some friends – tried to move forward with their lives by welcoming a new addition to the clan. However, the whole Ben-Riley-Danny triangle had really ruined the plot to the point of ridiculous. IF anyone’s thinking that it was a good plot device to keep audience on the edge, it didn’t work for me. I could see why there were some really frustrating comments on their page now. I had to catch up on Season 3 on Netflix, since ABC Family no longer lets you watch it for free on streaming for their website. But I finally understood why there are lost in interest. If they wanted to favor Danny, go ahead. I think he’s such a sweet guy too, though not too bright. And they seriously made his character such a cliche with the athletes not so bright. (Because believe me, I know some smart athletes in real life.)

Anyway, as I was saying, if they want to favor Danny with Riley, go ahead. Stop making Ben dumber and dumber AND even more annoying by episode. I get it that he has to live his life too and couldn’t just change for Emma’s sake in two shakes. But I would appreciate it if the change is consistent instead of stepping backward from previous seasons. If I must address the matter with who Ben should end up with, I think I prefer Megan. Yeah, the Megan whom Ben and Tucker met at the daycare center that one time and I swear they really clicked. She looked past his cunning nature and ended up finding it cute and/or touching that he was willing to go that far to secure his daughter’s daycare spot. At the rate the production’s going, they might as well throw Ben under the bus literally, instead of dragging it out like that with pushing his character down even more. Like I said before, I don’t need him to be sooo virtuous that it’s boring the rest of the population, but I don’t like it that it’s like going backwards with his character development. I do understand it is a comedy and they want to toss out stuffs for us to laugh. But killing Ben’s character by making him beyond annoying and making the rest of us wanting to kill him isn’t going to cut it.

Then somehow halfway through Season 3, they gave Danny’s IQ some justifications. Which was all right with me for making Danny smart, but seriously? Reducing Ben’s character to beyond annoying and then trying to restore his character back into a likeable zone later on? I meant I don’t want to make it into the whole competition between the two brothers, but making the triangle about the two brothers had really pissed me off. Like it was trying to stretch out the whole triangle with making Ben and Riley get together and then they’re off. Then they’re back on again. YET she’s now thinking of Danny with Danny leaving and all. What’s up with that? Not only does it make the whole thing even more senseless, but it has reduced all characters to a joke. Really? Could everyone just plain make up their minds already? It seems to imply more than anything that everyone in here always wants something they can’t have. Like how Riley chases after Ben – or attempted to in the past – and then now that she has his attention, she wants Danny because she finally realize he’s the guy for her. Or so it seems to imply at this point. Then with Ben and Danny, chasing after her or is jealous when Riley’s with others. Yet at other times, they’re chasing after random girls too. It’s like an endless cycle. Even the side characters in here are like that with chasing after things they can’t have. The only saving grace at this point is hanging on for Emma. Because I just lost all respect for all characters involved. Okay, maybe Tucker shouldn’t take the hit either – even if I’m frustrated with the developments thus far. Since he’s actually just trying to get his career soaring right now, and his love life is less complicated. Sure, he chased after girls too and tried to work his charms at times, but it wasn’t like he kept shuffling back and forth like some of the characters in here.

I know no one cares. But I just need to get this rant out of my system and move on.

In the World of Book-Lovers

So  I stumbled upon this article while doing my daily browsing. It totally made my day and I cracked up throughout the article. But my ultimate favorite reaction to those who do not read must be: “We’re done here.” ‘Cause seriously? And the other reason is because I don’t like to force stuffs onto people. So after the initial shock wears off, I’ll probably just walk away. Or whatever they say after that is a buzz to me. Not to sound super arrogant over it or anything, but after all the name-calling (weirdos, bookworm, and you name it) over the years, I seriously think I could react however I want regarding the others. I met quite a few non-readers over the years, but I never picked on them for reading. Yet it’s okay for them to pick on me for having my nose in a book all the time? Wow! So yeah. That’s my mini story. And this will be one of those rare updates about me.