Chen Yi, Kingone Wang, Sweety, Taiwanese Entertainment

Golden Bell Awards 2016: Winners

A year full of excitement and also some unexpected appearances. There was also some awkward moments but somehow the show managed to go on. Congrats to all winners!

Best Supporting Actor – Drama – Presented by Peter Ho and Tiffany Hsu:
Wu Cheng Di (吳政迪) – The Youth! (谷風少年) (Hakka TV)
Andy Chen Yi (陳奕) – The Day I Lost You (失去你的那一天) (CTV)
He Yi Hang (賀一航) – Baby Daddy (長不大的爸爸) (PTS)
Zheng Ren Shuo (鄭人碩) – La Grande Chaumière Violette (紫色大稻埕) (SETTV)
Jason Zou (鄒承恩) – Youth Power (哇!陳怡君) (TTV)

Best Supporting Actress – Drama – Presented by Peter Ho and Tiffany Hsu:
Tian Xin (天心) – A Touch of Green (一把青) (PTS)
Lin Mei Zhao (林美照) – Baby Daddy (長不大的爸爸) (PTS)
Ke Shu Qin (柯淑勤) – Youth Power (哇!陳怡君) (TTV)
Joanne Zeng (曾之喬) – Marry Me or Not? (必娶女人) (CTV)
Linda Liu (劉瑞琪) – The Day I Lost You (失去你的那一天) (CTV)

Best New Actors / Actresses – Mini-series/ Tele-movies – Presented by Long Shao Hua and Li Li Ren:
Chen Ding Zhong (陳鼎中) – The Island of River Flow (川流之島) (CTV)
Xu Li Qi (徐力琦) – The End of Toby’s Morning (托比的最後一個早晨) (PTS)
Zhang Yuan He (張元赫) – The End of Toby’s Morning (托比的最後一個早晨) (PTS)
Peace Yang (陽靚) – Love, Lost and Found (愛我請回頭) (Videoland TV)
Wei Ru Xuan (魏如萱) – Ambiguous Time (曖昧時代) (PTS)

Best Screenwriter/ Script – Tele-movies – Presented by Long Shao Hua and Li Li Ren:
Li Quan Yang (李權洋) – Coin Boy (銅板少年) (PTS)
Tu Fang Xiang (涂芳祥) – The Black Box (黑盒子) (Hakka TV)
Chen Yu Ji (陳宇詰) – Lost Daughter (再見女兒) (PTS)
Zeng Ying Ting and Lin Yi Ling (曾英庭、林怡鈴) – The Cat in the Closet (衣櫃裡的貓) (PTS)
Zhan Jing Lin (詹京霖) – The Island of River Flow (川流之島) (CTV)

Best Cinematography – Presented by Chen Mei Feng and Pauline Lan:
Li Ming (李鳴) – Laugh 24 Hrs (藥笑24小時) (PTS)
Chen Zong Zhi (陳宗志) – La Grande Chaumière Violette (紫色大稻埕) (SETTV)
Chen Qi Wen (陳麒文) – The Island of River Flow (川流之島) (CTV)
Zhao Guan Heng (趙冠衡) – The Cat in the Closet (衣櫃裡的貓) (PTS)
Han Ji Xuan (韓紀軒) – A Touch of Green (一把青) (PTS)

Best Lighting – Presented by Chen Mei Feng and Pauline Lan:
Ding Hai De (丁海德) – A Touch of Green (一把青) (PTS)
Zhuang Hong Bin (莊宏彬) – The Island of River Flow (川流之島) (CTV)
Liu Chen Wei (劉宸瑋) – The Cat in the Closet (衣櫃裡的貓) (PTS)
Liu Chen Wei (劉宸瑋) – Join For Dinner (登入晚餐)
Xie Han Yang (謝漢諹) – La Grande Chaumière Violette (紫色大稻埕) (SETTV)

Best Film Editing – Presented by Chen Mei Feng and Pauline Lan:
Li Jun Hong (李俊宏) – The Cat in the Closet (衣櫃裡的貓) (PTS)
Du Su Ling and Liu Zhen Nan (杜素鈴、劉振南) – Laugh 24 Hrs (藥笑24小時) (PTS)
Du Min Qi (杜敏綺) – A Touch of Green (一把青) (PTS)
Zhan Jing Lin (詹京霖) – The Island of River Flow (川流之島) (CTV)
Xiao Ru Guan (蕭汝冠) – La Grande Chaumière Violette (紫色大稻埕) (SETTV)

Best Sound Editing – Presented by Chen Mei Feng and Pauline Lan:
Wang Xi Wen and Jian Feng Shu (王希文、簡豐書) – Under the Water (溺境) (PTS)
Wang Min Xu, Chen Yong, Jiang Zhen Dao, Xu Lan Ting, and Thomas Foguenne (王敏旭、陳灉、蔣震道、許嵐婷、Thomas Foguenne) – The Cat in the Closet (衣櫃裡的貓) (PTS)
Qiu Sheng Yuan, Wang Yong Lin, and Ye Yue Se (邱昇元、王詠霖、葉約瑟) – The Island of River Flow (川流之島) (CTV)
Chen Xiao Xia, Zhang Yi, Wu Bo Chun, Huang Da Wei, Lin Zhuan Zhi, and Chen Jie Han (陳小霞、張藝、吳柏醇、黃大衛、林傳智、陳玠含) – A Touch of Green (一把青) (PTS)
Zheng Hong Li (鄭宏澧) – Lost Daughter (再見女兒) (PTS)

Best Supporting Actor – Mini-series/ Tele-movies – Presented by Megan Lai and Baron Chen:
Wang Zi Qiang (王自強) – Mini For You Movie Theater: Light Rain (迷你4U電影院 毛毛雨)
Chen Ding Zhong (陳鼎中) – The Island of River Flow (川流之島) (CTV)
Hou Yan Xi (侯彥西) – Fresh Meat Dad (鮮肉老爸)
Renzo Liu (劉亮佐) – Coin Boy (銅板少年) (PTS)
Lan Wei Hua (藍葦華) – The Black Box (黑盒子) (Hakka TV)

Best Supporting Actress – Mini-series/ Tele-movies – Presented by Megan Lai and Baron Chen:
Wang Xuan (王琄) – Lost Daughter (再見女兒) (PTS)
Peace Yang (陽靚) – Love, Lost and Found (愛我請回頭) (Videoland TV)
Wei Er Sen (葳薾森) – Hate You, Murder Him, Love Me (三角犯罪) (PTS)
Xie Qiong Yuan (謝瓊媛) – Lost Daughter (再見女兒) (PTS)
Yan Yi Wen (嚴藝文) – The Fool and Sleeping Beauty (傻瓜與睡美人) (Videoland TV)

Best Leading Actor – Mini-series/ Tele-movies – Presented by Kaiser Chuang and Jacqueline Zhu:
Mark Lee (李天柱) – Lost Daughter (再見女兒) (PTS)
Roy Chiu (邱澤) – Rock Records In Love (滾石愛情故事): The Last Time of Tenderness (最後一次溫柔) (PTS)
Michael Chang (張少懷) – The Thin Blue Lines (奉子不成婚) (GTV)
Joe Chang (張書偉) – The Black Box (黑盒子) (Hakka TV)
Zheng Ren Shuo (鄭人碩) – The Island of River Flow (川流之島) (CTV)

Best Leading Actress – Min-series/ Tele-movies – Presented by Kaiser Chuang and Jacqueline Zhu:
Yin Xin (尹馨) – The Island of River Flow (川流之島) (CTV)
Zhu Zhi Ying (朱芷瑩) – The Black Box (黑盒子) (Hakka TV)
Kelly Ko (柯素雲) – The Cat in the Closet (衣櫃裡的貓) (PTS)
Mei Fang (梅芳) – Laugh 24 Hrs (藥笑24小時) (PTS)
Xie Ying Xuan (謝盈萱) – The Sweet Place (加蓋春光)

Best Director – Mini-series/ Tele-movies – Presented by Miao Ke Li and (?):
Qiu Hao Zhou (邱皓洲) – The Black Box (黑盒子) (Hakka TV)
Ke Zhen Nian (柯貞年) – Under the Water (溺境) (PTS)
Chen Yu Ji (陳宇詰) – Lost Daughter (再見女兒) (PTS)
Zeng Ying Ting (曾英庭) – The Cat in the Closet (衣櫃裡的貓) (PTS)
Zhan Jing Lin (詹京霖) – The Island of River Flow (川流之島) (CTV)

Best Mini-series/ Tele-movies – Presented by Miao Ke Li and (?):
The Island of River Flow (川流之島) (CTV)
Lost Daughter (再見女兒) (PTS)
The Cat in the Closet (衣櫃裡的貓) (PTS)
Coin Boy (銅板少年) (PTS)
The Black Box (黑盒子) (Hakka TV)

Best Art and Design:
Wang Xiao Tian (王筱恬) – The Cat in the Closet (衣櫃裡的貓) (PTS)
Tang Jia Hong (唐嘉宏) – When Miracle Meets Math (愛情算不) (GTV)
Xu Ying Guang, Yao Jun, Xu Shu Hua, and Yan Zhen Qin (許英光、姚君、許淑華、嚴振欽) – A Touch of Green (一把青) (PTS)
Xu Ying Guang (許英光) – La Grande Chaumière Violette (紫色大稻埕) (SETTV)
Jian Chun Yu (簡春玉) – Rock Records In Love (滾石愛情故事): Xiao Wei (小薇)

Best New Actors / Actresses – Drama – Presented by Alice Ko, Roy Qiu, and Joanne Tseng:
Nguyễn Thị Thúy Hằng / Nguyen Thi Thuy Hang (阮氏翠恆) – Tân Nương Giá Đáo‬ (新娘嫁到) (FTV)
Ben Wu (吳思賢) – Love Cuisine (料理高校生) (SETTV)
Hai Yu Fen (海裕芬) – War Family (我家是戰國) (GTV)
Huang Yu Lin (黃宇琳) – La Grande Chaumière Violette (紫色大稻埕) (SETTV)
Cindy Lien (連俞涵) – A Touch of Green (一把青) (PTS)

Best Screenwriter/ Script – Drama – Presented by Alice Ko, Roy Qiu, and Joanne Tseng:
Yu Shang Min and Liu Rui Xuan (于尚民、劉蕊瑄) – Sunset (落日) (Hakka TV)
Lin Guan Zhong (林貫中) – Ba Ji Teenagers (一代新兵 八極少年) (CTS)
Huang Shi Ming (黃世鳴) – A Touch of Green (一把青) (PTS)
Zheng Xin Mei, Zheng Wen Tang, and Yang Hui Wen (鄭心媚、鄭文堂、楊惠文) – The Best of Youth (燦爛時光) (PTS)
Jian Qi Feng and Lin Xin Hui (簡奇峯、林欣慧) – Marry Me or Not? (必娶女人) (CTV)

Best Director – Drama – Presented by Alice Ko, Roy Qiu, and Joanne Tseng:
Yu Zhong Zhong (于中中) – Marry Me or Not? (必娶女人) (CTV)
Lin Hong Jie and Lin Qing Fang (林宏杰、林清芳) – Ba Ji Teenagers (一代新兵 八極少年) (CTS)
Qiu Hao Zhou (邱皓洲) – Sunset (落日) (Hakka TV)
Cao Rui Yuan (曹瑞原) – A Touch of Green (一把青) (PTS)
Zheng Wen Tang (鄭文堂) – The Best of Youth (燦爛時光) (PTS)

Best Leading Actor – Drama – Presented by Blue Lan and Tian Xin:
Kingone Wang (王傳一) – The Day I Lost You (失去你的那一天) (GTV)
Chris Wu (吳慷仁) – A Touch of Green (一把青) (PTS)
Roy Chiu (邱澤) – Marry Me or Not? (必娶女人) (CTV)
Fu Meng Bo (傅孟柏) – Ba Ji Teenagers (一代新兵 八極少年) (CTS)
Shan Cheng Ju (單承矩) – Sunset (落日) (Hakka TV)

Best Leading Actress – Drama – Presented by Blue Lan and Tian Xin:
Cindy Lien (連俞涵) – A Touch of Green (一把青) (PTS)
Cheryl Yang (楊謹華) – A Touch of Green (一把青) (PTS)
Alice Ko (柯佳嬿) – Marry Me or Not? (必娶女人) (CTV)
Nana Lee (李千娜) – The Day I Lost You (失去你的那一天) (CTV)
Gail Lin (林嘉俐) – Life is Full of Beauty (吉姊當家) (DaAi TV)

Best Dramas:
Ba Ji Teenagers (一代新兵 八極少年) (CTS)
A Touch of Green (一把青) (PTS)
Marry Me or Not? (必娶女人) (CTV)
Sunset (落日) (Hakka TV)
The Best of Youth (燦爛時光) (PTS)

*All information were translated and verified by DTLCT.

Taiwanese Entertainment, True Love 365, Van Ness Wu, Vic Chou

Give Me A Taiwanese Boyband To Idolize

(Credit: itsJPMofficial)

This topic came forward because of how I had this conversation with Vanadia about the recently popular boyband “Super 131.” She was saying how they seemed to have dropped off the radar or disband or possibly just moved on to other things. She was really getting unease with not having a boyband to chase after. She wants me to give her a band? I’ll not only give her one but many more to think over! In an attempt to bring forth the right atmosphere to discuss this topic, I decided to use JPM’s catchy song “365 Days” to emphasize my point. (Go here for lyrics translation.) Anyway, without further ado, here are the Taiwanese boybands worth mentioning:

First off?

Mayday (五月天). Probably one of the longest formed bands and still active to this day. Ah Xin’s really talented with his songwriting and I really love his style. Although ironically, I like it more when Ah Xin writes songs for other singers, lol. But I must admit, they’re a strong band. With all the awards and recognitions they received, I don’t think they need me to praise them, lol. So yeah, they’re one of the coolest bands around.

F4/JVKV. Although they have sort of scattered in the previous years to do their own thing, they still haven’t officially disbanded yet. Their last performance together was in 2013 for the Spring Festival. Who knows? Maybe they will get together again to bring out another album, if not another round of performances.

5566. They’re still around. Even if they are not as active together. They’re actually quite strong during their more active years so they still have a solid fanbase regardless.

Chemical Monkey. I will say that I’m not really a big fan of them, because I have my weird moments, lol. But I think that they’re a genuine, artistic band. Indeed very talented in their own way.

SpeXial. The ten-male members’ band. YES, there are ten members in this band. All male. What’s amazing about them is the ability to harmonize so well. You could get addicted to them by listening to just one song. They bring a refreshing feeling to the pop genre. (And yes, there are two members missing from the picture, because they’re busy right now so can’t join in with the recent album.)

831 (八三夭). Another band that brings forth a refreshing feeling to their music. I especially love their “Why I Cried” song. They lean toward the rock and roll path more than the usual pop so it might take getting used to. But they have their own uniqueness.

io Band (io樂團). Rock band. They sure have style. If you like rock, it’s a must check out.

Gentleman. Their name tripped me since it’s more than one person so it should be “Gentlemen.” But other than that, I guess I’ll live, lol. Seriously though, they could be fun to listen to.

MIXION. Max and Steven. Looks and voice. Nice? They do have some fun songs as well.

Last but not least?

JPM. Yup, I saved them last on purpose. I will tell you that I’m already past the age that I could listen to loud music and enjoy it. LOL! But JPM’s one of those bands that I could enjoy both heartwarming songs and at times, like the song at the beginning of this post–upbeat, uplifting, energetic ones. I will also say that I wasn’t into their previous bands that much, mostly because of the number of bands within the industry so it was SO hard to keep up. But what got me into listening to them was none other than the drama I had followed for several months and fell in love with, True Love 365. If you want to get a sample, you could go hunt them down on YouTube (i.e. click on the credit and it should take you to their official channel) or check out my review of their second album.

Okay, SO not all of them are eye candies, considering some of the new bands. But they make up in talents and variety. Some of the coolest bands out there aren’t considered all that “hot” either but are known for their music.

*Images were either scanned by DTLCT or were collected around the net hence belonging to their rightful owners.

Cyndi Wang, Jacky Chu, Mike Ho, Momo Love, Nicholas Teo, Taiwanese Entertainment, Tony Sun, Vic Chou, Wallace Huo, Wilber Pan

Princess Cyndi and Prince… – Part 2

Back to this one! Looks familiar? Yeah, ’cause it’s connected to the previous post. I missed two people so I had to do a new one to put them in. Yeah, after receiving complaints, I guess I’ll have to be fair about it? (YEAH…RIGHT…)

So I added in 5, not just 2. Nice? Another difference is updating a few of their recent interactions on Weibo! Or any other things that I missed last time.

Wallace Huo Jian Hua (霍建華) – Still behind on my stuff. Since no news or links of them lately, I guess I’ll just have to rely on fanfic. Still too caught up with Jindi stuffs to write an appropriate one for them. I’m re-writing Desperate Moments in the future. So maybe there’s something?

Sam Wang Shao Wei (王少偉) – Recently he and Cyndi (and a bunch of other celebs) attended the event to help Japan. Anyway, they were spotted together and was also asked a bunch of questions. Possible? Sam’s always so boyish and shy so I don’t know. BUT we’ll see. (More hexing for Jindi fans?) Just kidding. It would be too weird for me though since they have the same last name.

Tony Sun Xie Zhi (孫協志) – No signs? But can’t really rule anything. He’s still around and they’re probably still keeping in touch. And no worries, I’m still working on a possible new Tony and Cyndi fanfic. (YES, he’s the only one within the so-called family that I would accept.)

Zax Wang Ren Fu (王仁甫) – No chance but just leaving him in as part of the list anyway.

Jason Hsu/ Xu Meng Zhe (許孟哲) – Still impossible? Just kidding…

JJ Lin (林俊傑) – One of the first guys she added on Weibo so…

Leon Jay Williams (立威廉) – Still impossible.

Matthew Lin Ming Dao (明道) – Cyndi added him (finally). That was a while back but was all right. Nothing much. Let’s keep it that way? LOL!

Jacky Chu/ Zhu Fan Gang (祝釩剛) – Why am I even putting him in when he was just the evil loan-shark person in Heaven’s Wedding Gown? Ummm…hey, he was tagging Cyndi on Weibo. They were once under J-Star together and had worked together so it made sense that he knows her. AND also follows her stuff. He calls her Wan Xin Ni (丸心妮). And he begs her to follow him. (Sort of…just kidding…) So how did she respond? NOPE, no response yet. She’s still too busy stalking others. (It took her a while to add his buddy Ming Dao SO why should he be any different?) What I found funnier was some of his fans jumped in and begged Cyndi to add him too. LOL! (I wasn’t one of them, that’s why I’m still laughing.) We’ll see when she does get around to adding him. (IF at all.)

Lee Wei (李威) – When in the world did the rumors start? Not sure but it came up again in the recent months. But interesting. They’re probably good friends.

Kenji Wu Ke Qun (吳克羣) – No connection on Weibo yet. But that doesn’t mean anything, right? Oh well. I said in last post’s comment that I’m not really into their interactions. But just putting him in here so fans could be happy that I do know about their interactions? LOL! Oh yeah, he was almost cast alongside her in Smile Pasta but that failed. It didn’t matter anyway since he was supposed to portray Nic’s brother aka no chance.

Nicholas Teo/ Zhang Dong Liang (張棟樑) – He’s still stalking her on Weibo–along with some others. But it’s good to see the consistency in their interactions. She doesn’t respond much lately, but it’s okay. Still, fun to stalk.

Gino from K-One (蔡尚甫) – Ah Zhe! LOL! He’s still in exile with Jacky aka haven’t added him yet but he had made an attempt to talk to her? Another J-Star family member. We’ll see when he’s out of exile status. LOL!

Joe Cheng/ Zheng Yuan Chang (鄭元暢) – Okay, so they are good friends and work together in the N + a ADs. Major cuteness! (But let’s not get too into it since some people might get on her case like some would do to Amber’s current collaboration in Channel X. We know why. Let’s not get there.) But I’m thinking of a possible story for them in the future? If it’s not a pairing, would still have some interactions.

Jiro Wang Dong Cheng (汪東城) – Still stalking Cyndi. Probably the only one she talks to a lot? (Aside from her brothers?) NOT sure, but Jindi fans would be happy.

Calvin Chen Yi Ru (辰亦儒) – He finally joined Weibo recently so there’s even more excitement going on. But they haven’t added each other yet? No, wait. He added her but she didn’t add him yet. (At least Qiao added him so he should be happy? LOL!)

Vic Chou/ Zhou Yu Min (周渝民) – No signs of anything after ADs. I miss that.

Show Luo Zhi Xiang (羅志祥) – Not much of interaction lately? Or did I miss something? They’re still under the same company so I guess there’s something to think about. (IF you want to…)

Mike He Jun Xiang (賀軍翔) – They were caught at the movies together! Well, it was with other friends too. But the press made it look like something. (Mike doesn’t want to get creamed by Jiro?)

Wilber Pan Wei Bo (潘瑋柏) – Still stalking her. And some other people. It’s still fun.

Any changes in my decision? I don’t know. Still too early to say anything.

AGAIN, NO  BASHING LIKE LAST TIME. I have my own favorites as I said before, but that doesn’t mean we have the license to bash other pairings.

Cyndi Wang, Mike Ho, Momo Love, Nicholas Teo, Taiwanese Entertainment, Tony Sun, Vic Chou, Wallace Huo, Wilber Pan

Princess Cyndi and Prince…

Another Cyndi update since she’s at 21 already (on the poll). In fact, she deserves her own category by now! (Oh, look! It’s there now!)

What game are we playing today? Choosing a prince for our princess! Fun, eh?

Wallace Huo Jian Hua (霍建華) – No, I’m not listing him first because he’s my #1 (LOL), but because he paired with Cyndi first. I was so obsessed with them in Westside Story and swore they got robbed. Well, I’m still obsessed with them hence the many stories I tried to re-create AND FAILED MISERABLY. It’s like a really, really slim chance that they would work together one day. But who knows? Never say never, eh? I can still hope and write some more fanfics. Not ranting about them much here because I’m saving it for my future updates regarding Westside Story. (Surely someone remembers about those entries?)

Sam Wang Shao Wei (王少偉) – I just remember that Sam was technical first–according to the events of the story and NOT Wallace, BUT NO, I’m not switching it. (LOL) I don’t know about their interactions off-screen, except that they work together in “Love You” (愛你) MV and some other times too. But they were all right in Westside Story. Kind of tragic, but I felt it was one of those one-sided things and how it was more pitying for him than love so I didn’t buy it as much. Still, I liked their characters in there though, but not as a couple. Off-screen? Probably no chance? (Mean, I know. But haven’t heard anything lately.)

Tony Sun Xie Zhi (孫協志) – I was so tempted to list Tony first. I’m so serious here. They are seriously cute together but didn’t have a solid story in Westside Story. I remember saying that I would’ve preferred it if they focused the story on the ‘Tony-Cyndi-Wallace’ triangle. (NOT because I dislike Yan Yan since I really like her too but not her character in there.) It was really intense at first between them but it was really cute and funny how she was tossed in the trash dump area and he was helping her clean up. Then he was carrying her on his back, trying to take her home. I loved that scene! AND loved how Wallace was being so jealous. It was a riot! Off-screen, they still maintain a very good friendship. She calls him “Xie Zhi Ba Ba”, LOL. But it reinforces the whole idea with what Tony was saying on this one game show when they were promoting Westside Story. Tony said that reason he, Cyndi, and Sam won was because they were a family. It was really sweet. Hey, they not only rule in that area, BUT they were really awesome in “Tormented” (煎熬). I still put it on repeat on my mp3 player. Almost forgot, but another instance of their interaction I remember was behind the scenes for this one concert. They were getting ready to go onstage and Tony was fixing his hair? NOT sure but they were just making sure they were good to go. But Cyndi was in the way and Tony pushed her out and then she kept jumping in front of him, blocking his way. It was really funny though. I think they seemed the most playful among Cyndi’s co-stars (though having no romantic relationship in the drama–like said before) aside from Zax that is. And then maybe it’s like what Tony said with them being like family so she’s more comfortable with him?

Zax Wang Ren Fu (王仁甫) – Okay, I didn’t even want to put him in because of the memory I have with how his character was in Westside Story, but just to be fair so I did. However, it doesn’t really matter if I put him in or not, considering how he’s happily married already. Though I really like their friendship off-screen. It’s really funny how he teases her at times. Then I remember the part where she was on his show to promote her album and she was calling him “Ren Fu Ge” and he was really happy, saying how usually she would call him “Ren Fu Ba Ba”. It was always good to be referred to as a youthful person, right?

Jason Hsu/ Xu Meng Zhe (許孟哲) – Hey, he was in her “When You” (當你) MV and I’m sure they interacted in the past, considering how they were under J-Star for a period of time. Not bad actually since they were so cute in the MV. I would buy it. Not sure about now, but one could ponder.

JJ Lin (林俊傑) – I saw them in some short story, not sure for what, once and thought they were cute together. It was the one where she was outside (in the park or street?) and he was carrying some water bottle. (He was making a delivery, I think.) Another thing is JJ calls her “Smart Little Princess” (聪明小公主). They interact from time to time so they must be good friends.

Leon Jay Williams (立威廉) – I think the majority is against them, considering how much Leon was bashed in HWG. (Not only because of his lack of acting talent either.) But I found them addicting to watch because of the story. Not to mention how I was so into watching them that I was delusional for a while with HWG. I wasn’t into Zi Hao at first when I was watching and not really understanding. I got the dubbed version and watched, I was hooked. Then later watched the Mandarin version with subs, it was really something, considering how some stuff was cut off in the dubbed version that did not make sense at all. The fact that I made a lot of wallpaper/Xanga skins for them at one time showed my obsession. Off-screen? They’re okay. I guess it’s safe to keep a distance since they do not want to attract rumors. Leon’s taken so wouldn’t want any misunderstandings. Oh yeah, almost forgot that they reunited briefly in Wei Xiao Pasta and she even took pictures with both guys, LOL. (Nic and Leon that is.)

Matthew Lin Ming Dao (明道) – I used to find them fun to watch, but not anymore. After I analyze the story to death, it was hard to say, “It was a hard choice between Zi Hao and Hai Nuo” because it honestly was NOT hard. I felt pity for Hai Nuo at first and thought, “What a great guy.” But I soon found out something and it wasn’t Ming Dao’s fault. (MARK THESE PLEASE SINCE I SAID IT’S NOT MING DAO’S FAULT SO FANS DO NOT HAVE TO REACT SO STRONG.) The scriptwriters had sacrificed Ai Qing’s spunky nature for Hai Nuo to shine. I’m so serious here! Because from the beginning, she was really strong and capable of taking care of herself, not backing down to obstacles, except with the moments she had with caring for her pets’ well-being and worrying for grandpa, etc. YET she was reduced to a complete weakling as the story progressed, making it seemed like she needed to be protected 24/7. It was all because the scriptwriters DIDN’T know how to work Hai Nuo’s storyline better SO they needed to make him the ‘hero in shining armor’ in Ai Qing’s life. PUH-LEASE. But get back to off-screen, I thought I like the idea of them together, especially with watching various ADs and all. I wouldn’t mind another collaboration, BUT HWG was a disaster because of the reason I listed above. Ming Dao mentioned that Cyndi’s kind of distance from him, etc but I think it made sense since she was afraid of rumors. But IF it’s real life, ummm…I have second thoughts. More like I fear for Cyndi’s well-being IF such rumors were to fly around, not to mention IF it was real. Other Ming Dao pairings’ fans will have a field day. I shouldn’t even put plural with ‘pairing’ since I know only one of his other pairing’s fans are extreme, NOT the rest. Strange.

Nicholas Teo/ Zhang Dong Liang (張棟樑) – OMG, they have such awesome chemistry in Wei Xiao Pasta. It was really fun and enjoyable though how ridiculous the plot seemed at times. (NOT talking about the love thing, BUT like the reality thing with how the students’ lives revolved around the celebs too much rather than studying, LOL!) It was so funny watching the NGs scenes as well. Hilarious how they kept messing up. Heard that Cyndi kept a distance from Nic again while they were filming? Well, more like both of them were. Probably shy or nervous! Still funny. BUT the way they’re interacting on Weibo lately, it’s really fun to see. (If Nic doesn’t use his other times to stalk Cynthia Wang, LOL! Just kidding, he stalks other people too!)

Jiro Wang Dong Cheng (汪東城) – Shi Lang and Tao Hua! Who could forget? NOT those who have been visiting my blog for the past months or so. It’s hard to miss, really! I meant it’s really fun to watch because the impression I have on them was from the light comedy so no strong feelings. Just really fun to watch and analyze. It would drive us fans crazy trying to see their interactions on Weibo as well. It’s really funny how much other fans could detect them and their similarities. I’m working on two fanfics right now AND can’t seem to get the titles going at all. But hey, it’s a start. I think Jiro’s kind of protective/defensive towards Cyndi though. (Watch him jump in when Show was interacting with Cyndi! It was really funny! At least I thought it was funny.) He calls her “Tao Hua” still and calls the four crazy protective brothers “brother-in-law” (and the others returned the favor, LOL). Acknowledgment on both sides. Don’t you just love that? Cyndi used to call him “Shi Lang” but now she reverted to calling him “Wang Dong Dong”. (His mother calls him that! Coincidence?)

Calvin Chen Yi Ru (辰亦儒) – I honestly felt it was funny and they were sort of cute in Momo Love–IF only it wasn’t for the fact that we were supposed to root for Shi Lang (lol). It was really funny watching Zhi Qiang trying too hard. (YES, Calvin was really funny! He’s the type who could exaggerate without making it overboard. Gotta give him that!) But off-screen, I’m rooting for QiaoRu so it’s okay. Interesting collaboration. That’s it.

Vic Chou/ Zhou Yu Min (周渝民) – I would never get an idea until I saw their various ADs. Okay, that reminds me I abandoned my fanfic again! Darn! I was just stuck. I haven’t dropped it yet. Don’t worry, everyone! Anyway, I think it would be really cute with them. It would be awesome to have a drama in the future. But it’s all right with the ADs. At least it’s refreshing.

Show Luo Zhi Xiang (羅志祥) – Saw some pictures and clips of them with concerts and all. YET I think Jiro’s jealous so let’s not even think about it. (JUST KIDDING…) Fun to see various concert collaborations.

Mike He Jun Xiang (賀軍翔) – So far? I thought it’s different with various pictures and BTS. I meant since they gave Cyndi a mature image in MLJY, I hope it’s a different character and something that would stick. Creating a different spark between them would be cool. I’ll have to see what happens. BUT of course, it’s fine that they’re just getting along for the collaboration since wouldn’t want RM fans to go after Cyndi. (I like Mike and Rainie together too, but fans could get overboard.)

Wilber Pan Wei Bo (潘瑋柏) – I’ve been stalking them on Weibo lately too and their interactions are just hilarious and cute at times. Hey, who knows? They bumped into each other at the airport like last month (or so) and even took pictures, sharing it on Weibo. It was really cute how she was referring to him as “Jing Hao Ge Ge” (his character in Endless Love).

So who is her suitable prince? Nic! One of his albums was titled Prince, right? mwuhahahaha JUST KIDDING! Messing with you guys only. Who knows? Watch Weibo more. You guys might detect some signs!

Personally, though, I would have to say it’s between Wallace and Nic. Maybe after I think about it some more, Tony too. It’s hard between those three. It’s funny that Cyndi only collaborated with them once? So if it doesn’t work OR if it does, it would leave an impression anyway? (Leon doesn’t count since he was only a guest in Wei Xiao Pasta with her, not like a triangle or something.) I don’t know. Too hard. But if counting my fanfic, I either pair her with Wallace or Tony. Trying to work on something for Nic right now. BUT I’m also working on some stories for Jiro as well so Jindi fans do not have to give me the look. (I meant you, syko!)

Your thoughts? Please keep it positive. I don’t mind obsessive comments, but no bashing, please! Thanks and PEACE!

NOTE: No pictures this time because I’m lazy. Forgive me since I only want to get a post out and not fish around like crazy for pictures. (My back-up drive crashed so it’s one of the most discouraging things with doing caps again for certain situations as well.)

Mainland China Entertainment, Taiwanese Entertainment, Zhang Xin Yu

Jia You Ba! Xiao Xiao Yu

Before she was an adorable young artist, she was a star swimmer. That was the main reason how she got the role of the cute Rui Rui in Legend of Star Apple. Before she was cast as  Cao Ke Rui, she took a small part in Chinese Paladin I as one of Li Xiao Yao’s girlfriends at his home town, the silly Ai Qie. Fellow Tangerine colleague Joanne Tseng was also seen by her side as the other girlfriend, Xiu Lan. Those who have watched Chinese Paladin might not even remember her. So Legend of Star Apple was actually her break and also her first starring role. She proved to have a lot of potentials although some anti-fans who preferred a certain pairing might disagree. She brought out the many sides of Rui Rui very well–from the simple-minded, uncouth yet cute girl at the beginning to the more matured young woman toward the end of the drama.

Around that same time, she also managed to bring out her debut album, titled A Little Fuss (鬧鬧), and coincidentally, it was also the opening theme song for Legend of  Star Apple to which she sang with fellow Tangerine colleagues Esther Liu and Joanne Tseng of the band Sweety. The album also included the ending song of Legend of Star Apple called “The Rainy Season Has Started (雨季開始了).” Other tracks in the album showed different ranges and variety that young fans might enjoy.

As fate has it, her next drama was another collaboration with Ming Dao. However, as fate likes to play with people, she was not paired up Ming Dao, but with 5566 member Jason Hsu in Ying Ye 3 + 1. On a more positive note, it seemed that she and Ming Dao still maintained a good friendship within the set. Luck was more on her side when she brought out another album, Jia You Ba! Xiao Xiao Yu, with four tracks and a special DVD with MVs as well as clips of her working behind the scenes with the crew to make it happen. Her image for this album had transformed from the typical cute girl to the more mature girl. However, there were still traces of cuteness within her that was hard to hide.

While fans are wondering if she will bring out another album, fans could wait to catch her latest drama, Always Smile!, very soon. This is–coincidentally–another collaboration with Ming Dao. And as funny as it gets, she will not pair up with him either. Anyway, she’ll be busy–like the rest of the cast–in promoting the drama and participating in other events. I guess we can wait for the upcoming album since she’s already so busy, right?

*All images were scanned by DTLCT