Calvin Chen, Ehlo Huang, Jacky Chu, Leon Jay Williams, Sweety, Taiwanese Entertainment, Zhao Jun Ya

2020 Recap

Okay, it’s over but, of course, we would be deceiving ourselves if we think that would mean all the troubles of the previous year were gone by some magic barrier of time or something. So, I’m just going to recap all of the positivity that happened this past year. Because there was enough of the bad news already, right?

First off, Qiaoru announced their happy news at the beginning of the year. Many friends and fans sent them well-wishing. It was indeed a shocker to some, but all in all, it was a piece of hopeful news for the beginning of the year. (Click here for specific translations of the news.) Oh yeah, for all Qiaoru fans who stuck it through, we got bragging rights, eh? LOL! (Kidding!)

Then right on April Fool’s Day, Ehlo chose that eventful day to tell us that he got married like in 2018 already. Congrats to him for dodging the paparazzi for so long. Leave it up to him to announce it on his birthday, right? Ehlo’s wife is Cai Yi Zhi (蔡ㄧ支). According to her profiles, she’s from Hawaii, but I can’t confirm other information, lol. They’re sooo cute, by the way. I saw some of the interactions he posted and I laughed so hard. They’re a match made in heaven all right. Also, they’re one of those people who created an Instagram account for their dog. Not judging, lol. I enjoyed the posts, lol. They adopted the dog in 2019—according to the profile information and named her Bao Zhu (寶珠). The funniest thing was that Jacky had called Ehlo “Yu Rong Ge” in his congratulation clip to the blissful couple. I know we all know Jacky’s younger than Ehlo. But for Jacky to not try and gain an upper hand with Ehlo? Was it the effects of 2020? Or because I missed something?

By June, news broke that Ming Dao had become a father. He, of course, got married already. He also hid it well from the paparazzi. Team 183 Club 2, Paparazzi 0. To be honest, I didn’t know about the news either. But Leon posted a congratulations message on his page, so I went hunting for news, lol. I went to stalk the other 183 Club members too and they also congratulated Ming Dao, of course. Jacky even bragged about how his prediction came true that Ming Dao was the first one to have a kid. Anyway, Ming Dao got married in 2019. His wife is Wang Ting Xuan (王婷萱). She was a member of a band called KISS. I went and searched around a bit and saw that the group disbanded already. Oh yeah, to be fair, the paparazzi did catch them before and asked if they were dating and they replied that they were just friends, lol. I’m all for people who deceive the paparazzi. So, my previous declaration about the scores stands. Regardless, congrats to them once again!

Aside from those, Jun Ya launched his YouTube channel to share his various adventure trips called Sergeant Will Take You There, which was a reference to his role in Rookies’ Diary. (It was a while back but I just didn’t have time to go check it out yet.) They’re both informative and fun to watch. For example, there was a segment where he filmed with some of his close friends, which included Ehlo, Derek Chen, Kurt Chou, Kai Hsu, and Liang Zhe. (Click here, here, and here to check out the clips.) What was really funny about the first clip was them performing the intro to “Enticing Trick.” The final reveal was Ehlo because he had his back to the camera initially. It was a funny one because they messed up on the band’s name when they tried to introduce themselves. Derek scolded them for getting it wrong. It was hilarious and brought back a lot of fond memories of 183 Club in general. Also, it was really funny that when they introduced themselves, they were disclosing their heights. Kurt even disclosed his weight. Derek made a comment about how he should just disclose all his measurements as well, lol. (Probably hinting at how they would disclose their measurements during beauty contests, lol.) What got everyone hysterical was how Ehlo said he was an actual member of the 183 Club band, but he was only 178 cm. (Again, I love him! But that was hilarious!) Everyone picking on Kai because he was the youngest, lol. Not really, but Jun Ya was making a comment about him being young and being able to beat the challenge, lol. Hey, it wasn’t like Kai was going to take it from them, because he called them “elders” at various points of the segment. (Click here if you want to watch the whole challenge at one go from Kai’s channel. Since it’s his channel, he would be the main narrator of the clip. Also, he misplaced his GoPro during the third waterfall jump and had to go back and retrieve it later. If you watch Jun Ya’s version, you couldn’t tell the difference except there was a pause and they were yelling about it and weren’t able to find it. He went back later with another diver and they managed to locate it at last but, of course, since the GoPro sank already, he wasn’t able to record some of the later events after his own jump.) The weather was cold the time they were there hence their jackets. Jun Ya disclosed Ehlo’s marital status in the second clip, but I guess if anyone who watched wasn’t paying attention, they didn’t realize it or thought the guys were joking. This clip was loaded in December 2019, so it was before Ehlo announced it in April. (Someone has a bigger mouth than Jacky, lol.) Anyway, those were really fun episodes to watch and I won’t spoil it anymore. So enjoy!

Regarding YouTube channels, Derek Chen had launched his awhile back (Xiao Lie’s Cook Show) but I didn’t bother updating so this is a back update for several of them. It’s a cooking channel, mostly, and the first video was loaded six years ago, but I think he either forgot about it or the circumstances of last year hence him getting back into it more actively. (Go here if you want to check it out.) He and Jun Ya are actually closer than some of the others so there was another outing that they did together. (Go here for Derek’s version, here for Jun Ya’s version, and here for Xiao Fei’s version. The other guy talking during the challenge is Xiao Fei, he has his own channel also. They were doing another cross show. It was another fun watch.) Anyway, I remember a clip that Jun Ya shared like awhile back and how passionate Derek was about cooking and his pro tips. So both guys not only shared their adventurous side but also their cooking skills. Jun Ya referred to Derek as “Chef” on many occasions, so it was his own acknowledgment of Derek’s talent. (Of course, it was so obvious that Derek did most of the cooking during their waterfall challenges, and how on one occasion, the guys were all agreeing on how Derek had to survive or they would starve, lol.)

Jun Ya’s cousin, Henry, also launched his YouTube channel to teach English with his daughters called Learning With Henry. There was an episode where they did a crossover with Jun Ya and it was really funny. (Go here for Henry’s version and here for Jun Ya’s version.) What’s the difference between the versions? Henry’s focused on the English part while Jun Ya focused on the journey outside. Jun Ya’s nieces were so cute though, lol. Their sass was also top-notch, especially the questions, lol. Then I wondered if they got influenced by their father or Jun Ya’s attitude at times, lol. Anyway, not to troll but it was supposed to be teaching English after all, they spelled “sergeant” wrong. They were several other mistakes also, but I think overall, the humorous take of various local cultures was worth it. You learn more about Taiwan if you didn’t know before. Oh yeah, Henry apologized for his terrible singing at one point and then proceeded to end the episode with more terrible singing, lol.

I think the rest of the year sort of deteriorated to the point that I didn’t bother to keep up anymore although I did follow some projects that some people were working on. Yet once again, I want to keep this post on the positive side, so I will stop at that. I would also want to save the drama-related news for future updates.

Side-Note: I will not be doing tags update for this year since my lack of updates for last year sort of said a lot that they barely moved.

*Images Credit: from the Facebook pages of Calvin Chen, Joanne Tseng, Ehlo Huang, Leon Jay Wiliams

Taiwanese Entertainment, Calvin Chen, Sweety

In Time for the Lunar New Year: QiaoRu Got Married!

(image credit: Joanne Tseng’s Facebook page)

Oh, happy day! No jokes! This is not a drill! QiaoRu got married! This came out as a surprise for me too since I was just scrolling down my Facebook page out of boredom. Then I saw Qiao Qiao’s post.

Translation:

We got married! ❤️

We’ve known each other for so long. Mr. Chen has witnessed me from a little girl turning into a woman, and continues to accompany me with much tolerance.

From this day on, I am Ms. Tseng and also Mrs. Chen. 🙂

People who love us are numerous, thank you for everyone’s caring and blessing. We will work together in the upcoming days, and will help each other to continue to grow.

A new page has opened up in our lives, please give us lots of advice. 🙏🏼🙏🏼

Joanne Tseng

I thought she was putting us on. Seriously, even after I read the message. I just thought they finally worked on a drama together. Yet a quick stalking of Weibo confirmed the news and also because Aaron posted his congratulations to both parties.

Translation:

Yu Tang, congrats!

Wishing you a lifetime full of happiness.

Chen Yi Ru, congrats!

Wishing you a lifetime of success.

We’ve been together in each other’s lives and grew up together. Having encountered such fate isn’t easy.

Thank you both.

Aaron Yan

I ended up checking Calvin’s page also and indeed, he had posted up a message of his own as well–with the same picture shared.

Translation:

Life has entered a new phase. Unplanned, but every one of us has our own pace, right? We’re married! In the new year of 2020, our responsibilities will be heavier. Thank you to our families and friends who have accompanied us. This road has been full of laughter and tears. Thank you for everyone’s concerns. Thank you for everyone’s blessings. For the new year, wishing everyone a progressive growth of goodness. Happy New Year! Most importantly, a year full of health!

Calvin Chen

Different articles could be found on the UDN site. (Go here for more.) One of the articles mentioned that Jiro had also sent his blessings for Calvin and Qiao Qiao. Esther from Qiao Qiao’s band Sweety had also congratulated her. Other friends and those within the industry had also sent their good blessings as well.

Anyway, how do I feel? So excited! I couldn’t be happier! Life has been tough lately SO this is one of the sunshine moments that I could use. Having followed them since their failed collaboration and then finally a successful collaboration, I’m beyond happy to learn of the news. Congrats to them and wish them all the happiness in the world!

Calvin Chen, Taiwanese Entertainment, Wu Zun

Fahrenheit Reunion: Calvin and Chun

The other day, Calvin posted some pictures of him and Chun, tagging Chun in it. I thought it was hilarious.

(And how in the world did I miss Chun having a Weibo account since November 2013?)

Anyway, I went to Chun’s Weibo and discovered him also sharing a picture of their latest with an equally hilarious caption:

He loved me since Fahrenheit. It has been twelve years already, I should reluctantly marry him and let him be my second (other half).

Wu Zun

That reminded me of the days they were filming Romantic Princess together and both were goofing off so much that BTS became my favorite parts of the drama. What was more, one time Chun was giving Calvin this obnoxious look that caused Calvin a NG. Calvin apologized and immediately threw Chun under the bus for messing him up, lol.

*Images were captured by DTLCT.

Calvin Chen, Sweety, Taiwanese Entertainment

Joanne Tseng: Flowers and Life


(credit image: CTE)

A new article came up outlining Qiao Qiao’s achievements, latest dramas, and her recent album release. However, what was new to me this time was her flower arrangement abilities and somewhat tying it to her life philosophies. The article also mentioned Calvin briefly. Anyway, click here for the full article. Short article, but still worth reading.

Calvin Chen, Taiwanese Entertainment

Exchanging Lives by Calvin Chen

Song Title: Exchanging Lives (交換人生)

Lyricist: Zhang Peng Peng (張鵬鵬)

Composers: Wang Yin and Huang Zhou (王寅、黃舟)

Key:
Bold = Original
Royal Blue = Pin Yin
Pale Yellow = English
Sea Blue = Vietnamese

別怕 就算 天塌下來還有我在
bie pa   jiu suan   tian ta xia lai hai you wo zai
Don’t be afraid. Even if Heaven shall collapse, I’m still here.
Đừng sợ. Dù cho trời có sập xuống, còn có anh đây.
這雙 瞳孔 最容不得見你為難
zhe shuang   tong kong   zui rong bu de jian ni wei nan
This pair of pupils is the most intolerant of seeing you in difficulties
Đôi ngươi này không nở nhứt là thấy em trong khó sử

像守護天使陪伴
xiang shou hu tian shi pei ban
Like a protective angel accompanying
Giống như thiên thần hộ mệnh đi cùng
你的慌亂和不安
ni de huang luan he bu an
Your frenetic and restlessness
Sự hoảng loạn và bất an của em
讓我來收藏保管
rang wo lai shou cang bao guan
Allow me come to collect and safeguard them
Hãy để anh lại thu lượm và bảo quản chúng
你曾受過的傷害
ni ceng shou guo de shang hai
The pain that you endured in the past
Những đau thương mà em đã phải chịu
我多想 代替你替你承擔
wo duo xiang   dai ti ni ti cheng dan
I often wanted to endure it on your behalf
Anh luôn muốn thay thế em mà gánh lấy

願意給你我有的所有
yuan yi gei ni wo you de suo you
I’m willing to give you all that I have
Anh tình nguyện cho em hết tất cả những gì anh có
用來交換你要的人生
yong lai jiao huan ni yao de ren sheng
Using it to exchange the life you wanted
Dùng nó để đổi lấy cuộc sống mà em muốn
你最渴望的 讓我來為你完成
ni zui ke wang de   rang wo lai wei ni wan cheng
What you desired the most, allow me to come and accomplish it for you
Những khát vọng của em, hãy để anh lại vì em mà hoàn thành

所有能夠幸福的可能
suo you neng gou xing fu de ke neng
All the possibilities of happiness’ capabilities
Tất cả sự có thể trong năng lực của hạnh phục
全都交換你要的人生
quan dou jiao huan ni yao de ren sheng
All to exchange the life that you wanted
Tất cả đều để đổi lấy cuộc sống mà em muốn
看你微笑著 找到未來了
kan ni wei xiao zhe   zhao dao wei lai le
Seeing you smile, having found your future
Nhìn thấy em mỉm cười vì đã tìm được tương lai
我才能夠遠遠 微笑著
wo cai neng gou yuan yuan   wei xiao zhe
I could smile from afar
Anh mới có thể từ xa mà mỉm cười

(music)

比你 更懂 你執著著的是什麼
bi ni   geng dong   ni zhi zhe zhe de shi shen me
Comparing to you, I understand even more what your perseverance is
So với em, anh càng hiểu hơn sự kiên trì của em là gì
你的 眼淚 落在我眼裏更心痛
ni de   yan lei   luo zai wo yan li geng xin tong
Your tears, falling in front of my eyes, causing me to be even more heartbroken
Giọt lệ của em nhỏ trước mặt anh, làm anh càng đau lòng hơn

若不是那些不堪
ruo bu shi na xie bu kan
If it wasn’t for those unbearable things
Nếu không phải những sự khó chịu đựng đó
躲在回憶的深海
duo zai hui yi de shen hai
Hiding deep within the sea of memories
Đang trốn ở nơi tận cùng của biển hồi ức
糾纏著不肯上岸
jiu chan zhe bu ken shang an
Entwining and not allowing it to come ashore
Quấn quít và không cho nó lên bờ
怎麼捨得放棄你
zen me she de fang qi ni
How could I give up on you
Làm sao anh có thể bỏ rơi em
讓自己 在你離開前離開
rang zi ji   zai ni li kai qian li kai
Allowing myself to leave before your departure?
Mà để cho chính mình rời khỏi trước khi em rời khỏi

為你付出我有的所有
wei ni fu chu wo you de suo you
Devoting all that I have because of you
Vì em mà trao ra hết tất cả những gì anh có
用來交換你要的人生
yong lai jiao huan ni yao de ren sheng
Using it to exchange the life you wanted
Dùng nó để đổi lấy cuộc sống mà em muốn
你最渴望的 讓我來為你完成
ni zui ke wang de   rang wo lai wei ni wan cheng
What you desired the most, allow me to come and accomplish it for you
Những khát vọng của em, hãy để anh lại vì em mà hoàn thành

所有能夠幸福的可能
suo you neng gou xing fu de ke neng
All the possibilities of happiness’ capabilities
Tất cả sự có thể trong năng lực của hạnh phục
全都交換你要的人生
quan dou jiao huan ni yao de ren sheng
All to exchange the life that you wanted
Tất cả đều để đổi lấy cuộc sống mà em muốn
看你微笑著 找到未來了
kan ni wei xiao zhe   zhao dao wei lai le
Seeing you smile, having found your future
Nhìn thấy em mỉm cười vì đã tìm được tương lai
我才能夠遠遠 微笑著
wo cai neng gou yuan yuan   wei xiao zhe
I could smile from afar
Anh mới có thể từ xa mà mỉm cười

(music)

為你付出我有的所有
wei ni fu chu wo you de suo you
Devoting all that I have because of you
Vì em mà trao ra hết tất cả những gì anh có
用來交換你要的人生
yong lai jiao huan ni yao de ren sheng
Using it to exchange the life you wanted
Dùng nó để đổi lấy cuộc sống mà em muốn
你最渴望的 讓我來拼命完成
ni zui ke wang de   rang wo lai pin ming wan cheng
What you desired the most, allow me to come and risk my life accomplishing it
Những khát vọng của em, hãy để anh lại xá mệnh mà hoàn thành

所有能夠幸福的可能
suo you neng gou xing fu de ke neng
All the possibilities of happiness’ capabilities
Tất cả sự có thể trong năng lực của hạnh phục
全都交換你要的人生
quan dou jiao huan ni yao de ren sheng
All to exchange the life that you wanted
Tất cả đều để đổi lấy cuộc sống mà em muốn
看你微笑著 找到未來了
kan ni wei xiao zhe   zhao dao wei lai le
Seeing you smile, having found your future
Nhìn thấy em mỉm cười vì đã tìm được tương lai
我也能夠安心 退場了
wo ye neng gou an xin   tui chang le
I could also feel assured to leave
Anh cũng có thể an tâm mà rời khỏi

*All translations were done by DTLCT.