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.

  • Kevin Cheng’s It’s A Long Story
  • Van Fan’s Let’s Rock, Love Songs

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.
  • Detective Tang Lang – On the boiler, NOT really that hype over it anymore
  • 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.
  • Bao Qing Tian: Huang Jin Meng
  • The New World – DONE!
  • iHero – Episode 6 – Will post on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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
  • [RESURRECTED] 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
  • The Dating Game 5: Rebirth – Joanne, Jacky, Ehlo, Angela, Wallace, Yvonne, and Bryant
  • The Business – Chapter 6 – 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 1-6 (ALL 4 POSTERS LOOK LAME TO DEATH)
    • The Other Extreme

Other Randomness:

  • 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)…

Movies Recommendations

Hollywood/Western:

  • Air Bud
  • Alice in Wonderland (2010)
  • Baby’s Day Out
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Beverly Hills Ninja
  • Bourne Identity
  • Bourne Supremacy
  • Bourne Ultimatum
  • Bourne Legacy
  • Brother Bear
  • Bushwhacked
  • Cashback
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Crash
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Face Off
  • Fantastic Four
  • Finding Nemo
  • From Hell
  • Forrest Gump
  • Grease
  • Home Alone
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • Identity
  • Just Like Heaven
  • Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Mary Poppins
  • Mindhunters
  • Nick of Time
  • Ocean’s Eleven
  • Ocean’s Twelve
  • Ocean’s Thirteen
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Sleepless In Seattle
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • The Burbs
  • The Green Mile
  • The Majestic
  • The Mighty
  • The Perfect Score
  • Uptown Girls
  • You’ve Got Mail

Hong Kong/Mainland China/Taiwan

*Will update list in the future

It’s All Right To Forget Me by Cyndi Wang

(Credit: universaltwn)

Song Title: It’s All Right To Forget Me (忘了我也不錯)

Lyricist: Lin Xi (林夕)

Composer: Yu Heng (宇珩)

Key:
Bold = Chinese
Olive = Pin Yin
Brown = English
Sea Green = Vietnamese

聽說你現在 要寄情工作
ting shuo ni xian zai   yao ji qing gong zuo
Heard that you’re currently focusing on work
Nghe nói rằng anh đang tập trung trong công việc
可又不斷找朋友 整夜陪坐
ke you bu duan zhao peng you   zheng ye pei zuo
Yet also continuously seek out friends to accompany you through the night
Và còn không ngừng rủ bạn bè ngồi cùng anh qua đêm
他們都累了 你一臉的失落
ta men dou lei le   ni yi lian de shi luo
They’re tired already, and you looked lost
Họ mệt rồi, còn mặt anh thì đang đượm nét thất lạc

說不如分開那刻的瀟灑 跑到哪裡了
shuo bu ding ru fen kai na ke de xiao sa   pao dao na li le
Where have the ability to say words of breakup so easily gone to?
Lời nói chia tay dễ dàng kia đã chạy đi đâu rồi?
無法回頭的事情很多
wu fa hui tou de shi qing hen duo
The are many things that couldn’t be undone
Có rất nhiều chuyện không thể nào quay đầu lại được
分手後的經歷卻有更多
fen shou hou de jing li que you geng duo
Yet the breakup aftermath are even more
Nhưng hậu quả của sự chia tay lại càng nhiều hơn

說不定你剛知道最需要什麼
shuo bu ding ni gang zhi dao zui xu yao shen me
Perhaps you’ve known exactly what you wanted
Có lẽ anh đã biết rõ mình thật sự muốn gì
說不定你只留戀過去那個我
shuo bu ding ni zhi liu lian guo qu na ge wo
Perhaps you only couldn’t let go of the past me
Có lẽ anh chỉ là không thể bỏ được em của ngày xưa
你會捨不得 曾經的美好
ni hui she bu de   ceng jing de mei hao
You couldn’t let go of that one beautiful time
Anh không thể bỏ được thời gian đẹp trước kia
而不會像從前的愛我
er bu hui xiang cong qian de ai wo
And couldn’t love me the same way like in the past
Và không thể nào yêu em như những ngày trước kia

愛自由的人只是更換感情寄託
ai zi you de ren zhi shi geng huan gan qing ji tuo
People who love freedom are the ones whom entrusted in love even more
Người càng yêu tự do thì càng ký thác lên tình yêu càng nhiều
怕束縛的人終於更怕寂寞
pa shu fu de ren zhong yu geng pa ji mo
People who fear commitment in the end will fear loneliness even more
Người càng sợ bị ràng buộc thì cuối cùng càng sợ cô đơn hơn
很久沒連絡 你現在怎麼了
hen jiu mei lian luo   ni xian zai zen me le
Haven’t kept in touch for a long time, how are you now?
Lâu rồi không liên lạc, anh lúc nầy sao rồi?
有時候 想想我也不錯
you shi hou   xiang xiang wo ye bu cuo
Sometimes, it would be all right to think of me
Có lúc, nghĩ tới em cũng không sao

(music)

不管你是為誰而難過
bu guan ni shi wei shui er nan guo
Regardless of who had caused you grief
Không cần biết ai đã làm anh tổn thương
這不是我們想要的結果
zhe bu shi wo men xiang yao de jie guo
This isn’t the ending we wanted
Đó không phải là kết cuộc mà chúng ta muốn

說不定你剛知道最需要什麼
shuo bu ding ni gang zhi dao zui xu yao shen me
Perhaps you’ve known exactly what you wanted
Có lẽ anh đã biết rõ mình thật sự muốn gì
說不定你只留戀過去那個我
shuo bu ding ni zhi liu lian guo qu na ge wo
Perhaps you only couldn’t let go of the past me
Có lẽ anh chỉ là không thể bỏ được em của ngày xưa
你會捨不得 曾經的美好
ni hui she bu de   ceng jing de mei hao
You couldn’t let go of that one beautiful time
Anh không thể bỏ được thời gian đẹp trước kia
而不會像從前的愛我
er bu hui xiang cong qian de ai wo
And couldn’t love me the same way like in the past
Và không thể nào yêu em như những ngày trước kia

愛自由的人只是更換感情寄託
ai zi you de ren zhi shi geng huan gan qing ji tuo
People who love freedom are the ones whom entrusted in love even more
Người càng yêu tự do thì càng ký thác lên tình yêu càng nhiều
怕束縛的人終於更怕寂寞
pa shu fu de ren zhong yu geng pa ji mo
People who fear commitment in the end will fear loneliness even more
Người càng sợ bị ràng buộc thì cuối cùng càng sợ cô đơn hơn
很久沒連絡 你現在怎麼了
hen jiu mei lian luo   ni xian zai zen me le
Haven’t kept in touch for a long time, how are you now?
Lâu rồi không liên lạc, anh lúc nầy sao rồi?
有時候 想想我也不錯
you shi hou   xiang xiang wo ye bu cuo
Sometimes, it would be all right to think of me
Có lúc, nghĩ tới em cũng không sao

oooh… … …

一直在懷念 又能夠怎麼了
yi zhi zai huai nian   you neng gou zen me le
Always reminiscing, is that what should be done?
Cứ hồi tưởng hoài, có đổi được gì không?
我覺得 忘了我也不錯
wo jue de   wang le wo ye bu cuo
I think that it’s all right to forget me
Em nghĩ rằng, quên đi em cũng không sao

*All translations were done by DTLCT.

All About Janine Chang

Another candidate for this saga, lol. Quite deserving too.

HER ROLES:

Calm, Cool, and Collected: Lan Xi Ying (from Black & White). There were some who criticized her for her dead eyes and boring expressions, saying that she should stick to modeling. And I couldn’t disagree more. Seriously, that was how her character was. She was the type who didn’t jump up and down or scream or panic when things happened. Considering how her job was, it fitted. She couldn’t be easily upset or worked up over stuffs. She needed to stay calm and analyze the evidences. It wasn’t like she didn’t know how to laugh or cry or joke. At least she was one of the rare ones that found Pi Zi funny with his jumpiness at first when they met in her lab.

Sophisticated Yet Complicated Writer: Ding Xiao Wei aka Endless Rain (from Wayward Kenting). Again, it could never satisfy people with whatever role she took on since I again see people criticizing her for such a role. What does it say then? She’s just versatile in picking her role. Unlike the so-called ones who others support for keeping taking ‘flashy’ roles to shine, she takes on many challenges along the way with different roles. This one was quite daring for some people’s taste. But it fitted in with the rest of the characters of the story, some of them were sunshine – others tainted by their past and needed to find the courage or a reason to move on.

Kind of Random BUT still cute: Fang Yong Yong (Sunny Happiness). Really hardworking and all, but wasn’t a doormat. She had quite a sharp tongue in there and was at times hilarious – without even trying.

Mad Crazy, ALMOST Maniac: He Ya Gong (from Honey & Clover). She was scary in there, lol. Just plain crazy! Okay, maybe at the beginning since things got quite serious later. But she managed to show another set of personalities. It was hard to hate her in there, even if at times it seemed there were mixed feelings going on between different pairings. It was a mad drama anyway so it was hard to predict with where it was going (except if you read the manga, lol). But still, no one knew how the Taiwanese adaptation of the drama would be until the end.

HER DRAMAS:

HER CO-STARS:

Favorite Male Co-Star: Vic Chou. I wouldn’t mind if they work on another project together. They only ended up once in “Tea Fight”. Then I had hoped that they ended up together in “Black & White” through my analytical post from last year. I still haven’t finished “Home” yet so can’t tell for that one.

2nd Favorite Male Co-Star: Eddie Peng. I used to really love this pairing but somehow they faded for me when Vic came into the picture. So yes, after that, Eddie just have to take the 2nd spot in regards to Janine’s pairings. I still loved them in “Wayward Kenting” and then eventually briefly somewhat in “Honey & Clover”. Very cute and funny together.

3rd Favorite Male Co-Star: Joe Cheng. YES, even if “Honey & Clover” was quite crazy and random at times, but I loved them in there. And the fact that I haven’t started on “You Light Up My Star” yet wouldn’t qualify me for discussing more about them, lol. I need to do major catch up, once again.

4th Favorite Male Co-Star: Mike He.

REAL LIFE:

She’s very intelligent, no doubt about it. Her educational background said it all. Not only that, but she seemed to exude the intelligent aura naturally. It also seemed like her sense of fashion is quite good as well. (Except for some occasions, but understandable.)

*Will be updated in the future.

*All images were collected around the net hence belonging to their rightful owners.

*This will be filed under the “Special Profiles” section

Status of Fan Fiction XIX

Okay, I wasn’t going to update until I clear more stuffs out of the way. Yet I swear I’ve not been making any progress lately. So going to update anyway to put in some notes. So the current total is 59.

Past Fan Fic(s):

The Dating Game 5 – 1 Vote -YES, it’s done! I slowed down a bit but then it was like whoa, suddenly got inspiration so yeah. And yes, it’s a cliff hanger! I was going in a different direction, and not ending it right there for this part because I was stuck. So yes, it was intentional in case anyone’s confused.

Current Fan Fics:

Hide & Seek – 24 Votes – Working on it. I kept backspacing but trying to make it work so it wouldn’t be rushed or lame. It’s hard at this point since I just want to finish it and get it over with. But I have like 1 and a half chapter left so I don’t want to ruin it. At least not ruin it so bad.

Honey In Tea – 7 Votes – Unfortunately, not making progress at all with this one. Still in the background.

Neurotic: Tainted World – 1 Vote – I worked on it somewhat, but still not anywhere near what I wanted so taking my precious time. Yes, I want to finish strong. I could say right now that it’ll be 15 chapters. There are lots of explanation to wrap up the saga so it would take some creative manipulation to tie the last 2 parts in so yeah.

Payback – 2 Votes – Slowed down again. It happens.

Stranded – 2 Votes – And I managed to think up some stuffs already, just need to get it on paper.

The Business – 3 Votes – Interestingly popular, and I’m so sorry that I got stuck. But I kept backspacing.

One-shots is now at 20. Still not making progress, but I think it’s better that I focus on getting some of the current ones done. And yet again, that’s my sad lack of progress. Hopefully next time there will be more.

iHero: Episode 6

*WARNING*: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

A body was found near some river. The victim was seen at a bar the previous night. The victim was a man dressed as a woman. The cause of death was drowning. There were drag marks found so the victim was probably to the water and then drown. Another victim was found near the river. The cause of death and arrangements were similar. This second victim was a hairdresser.

After somewhat of roundabouts, they were able to locate the costume shop that the victims had wore during the time of the deaths. Trying to hide, the shop-owner slipped hence giving Yang Qian and Jing Ling some leverage. They learned of the bar that the others circulated and ended up being caught. But first, they must dress the part to capture the suspect. Lei Gong was the most reluctant, because he was what the shop-owner described to be the suspect’s type. However, they weren’t able to lure in the fish since the fish had somehow left the scene before they could close in on him or her.

Interestingly, the second time Yang Qian and Xiao Xiang came to speak to Mr. Hou, he once again told them that his wife wasn’t available. The first time, it was because she was unwell. This second time, he told them she had traveled overseas already. Xiao Gao confirmed that Xu Jia Jia (許佳佳) was indeed Hou Bo Yu (侯伯宇)’s wife. However, she already passed away a year ago. What was more, Jing Ling pointed out that the ring wore on the victim along with the ring that was wore by the person whom offered wine to Lei Gong at the bar were the same styles as the one Xu Jia Jia wore. The note that was  given to Lei Gong was from the same handwriting as the notes written at the Hou resident’s wall that Yang Qian saw previously.

Hou Bo Yu was indeed involved with kidnapping and keeping some other people. He gave them food and then returned as a cross-dresser to scold at them. Then he dragged someone out for a kill again. He was arrested and all evidences pointed to him – with the wigs and all. Yet he was still playing dumb, not admitting to the crimes – or so Yang Qian thought. He kept blurting out that another person was responsible. When Yang Qian grabbed the dolls he was playing with away from him, he was quite worked up and scolded her. Yang Qian wasn’t buying his schemes, thinking he was still faking it. She wasn’t as patient as some of the others, so she told him to tell her where his friend was. Based on what the other survivors said, it was obvious that Hou Bo Yu was suffering from multiple personality disorder. (Or was he?) Lin Sir said that there were lots of criminals playing the ‘crazy’ card to dodge serving their sentences so even if Hou Bo Yu was the real deal, he didn’t want to make it easy either.

Having no other option, they decided to hook Hou Bo Yu up to a lie detector and have Jing Ling interrogate him. They were able to establish that he was really suffering from multiple personality disorder. However, they weren’t able to lure the killer personality out. Only when they had Jing Ling brought Hou Bo Yu home and ended up pressuring him about his wife that things moved forward. Yet that wasn’t the crucial moment. The crucial moment in luring the killer personality out was when Lei Gong had to cross-dress again and walked past the place for that personality to jump out and attack him hence Yang Qian and the others trapping him in the end. Their success also caused Lei Gong another around of tease from Jing Ling. All kidding aside, it was indeed tragic with Hou Bo Yu’s case, going through childhood traumas of different sorts hence developing multiple personality disorder.

Lei Gong ended up giving Yang Qian a plant. It was the one that she claimed she feared. He reminded her to take her own advice – with being brave and facing her fears. He suggested that she went and have a talk with her father to clear things out with him. She indeed took Lei Gong’s advice and had dinner with her father at the same stall that she ate with Lei Gong days ago.

Brief but a very touching moment between the pair of father and daughter.

*All images were captured by DTLCT