Favourite OSTs from TVB Series – Part I

One of my favourite ships back in the days.  ^^

One of my favourite ships back in the days. ^^

The quality of TVB drama series nowadays has definitely gone downhill since probably more than a decade ago.  However, if one was to observe the story plots of TVB’s productions, then she might realize that this TV station is actually quite the pioneer.  Although, most TVB drama series are not to the taste of the younger generations mainly because of the way the productions are executed.

Anyways, who cares about TVB dramas (after all, I rarely watch them nowadays).  I just want to spazz about some of my favourite original sound tracks from TVB, that’s all!  =P  Surprisingly, unlike their terrible drama series nowadays, their OSTs have consistently proven to be pleasant surprises to the ears.  The main musical genre of most TVB’s OSTs is ballad (rock ballad in some cases).

Remember to Forget (記得忘記) sang by Raymond Lam – Ending theme song for Eternal Happiness (再生緣).  This drama is one of my all time favourites and I remember that I have shipped Raymond Lam/Michelle Ye so hard because of this drama.   Continue reading

Music Throwback: the “Original” F4

Just very recently, I started trolling a few friends (especially Food Critic, just because she cringes very badly to “it”).  Unfortunately, I feel that I’ve trolled a bit too much that I’m actually starting to wonder if “it” is one of my “guilty pleasures”.  So, what is “it”?

This is “it”:

Man, just let your precious eyes marvel over these long-hair, handsome, camera-seducing men!  Look at that fearless fashion (especially the glamouring stars beaming desperately from Ken Zhu’s galaxy t-shirt)!  Then, close your eyes and let the music kiss your ears — just as Vanness Wu and Ken Zhu (again) sang in one part of the lyrics, “Who cares if the wind becomes stronger?  As long as you have me, you will never be lost.”  Meteor Rain (流星雨) is the name of this great song.

Ha, seriously, this song makes me lmao every single time without fail. XD  The wind certainly blew a hell lot in this MV.

Anyways, jokes aside, I have to admit that other than this particular MV (above), most of F4’s songs are quite nice to listen to (despite of the cringe-worthy MVs and below par singing skills of these fellows, with exception of Vanness, back in the days).  For example, Continue reading

Chinese Equivalents of Sunbae/Hoobae or Senpai/Kohai

I really didn’t realize that there are so many Chinese equivalents of the terms, “sunbae” & “hoobae”, until I started listing them recently (and thanks to a friend from AFF for kindly pointing it out).  O___O”

Anyways, here are the equivalents and their usage (please do kindly point out if you see any inaccuracy here):

Sunbae (Korean), Senpai (Japanese), Senior (roughly translated):

Qianbei (前輩) – this is probably the term that sunbae and senpai derived from as they sounded the closest, phonetically-speaking (also, Japanese use the same kanji).  This term can be used in most settings.

Xuezhang (學長) – refers generally to older male students in school (or older male alumni who graduated from the same school as you).

Xuejie (學姐) – female version of xuezhang (學長). Continue reading

A Drabble: If Zhang Wuji and Little Dragon Lady…

Another drabble that messes with Mr. Jin Yong’s wuxia world.  ^^”  This drabble is a bit of a satire on my two least favourite characters from Mr. Jin Yong’s stories, Zhang Wuji and Little Dragon Lady.  A friend questioned how did I find the motivation to write about the characters that I loath and dislike?  Well, here’s my short answer for her:  hatred can be a muse too and thus, fuelled my motivation to write this.  >=]  Anyways, I tried to depict Zhang Wuji as a wishy-washy guy (but I think I went overboard and he sounded like an airhead instead @___@) and Little Dragon Lady as boring as “boring” can ever be.  =P

No drabble poster of the characters and drabble is much shorter this time just to show how much I dislike these two characters.  XD

Summary: AU and again, sets at the beginning of Ming dynasty (actually in the same world as Zhao Min & Yang Guo from my last drabble).


 

A Drabble: If Zhang Wuji and Little Dragon Lady…

 

Many colourful lanterns of red, pink, yellow, and green hang highly above the crowd, enhancing the already beautiful night sky.  Music and chattering are mixed in almost to a point of indistinction and many people are drinking to their hearts’ content.  Many locals are high in spirit as they celebrate the beginning of a new era under the ruling of the first emperor of Ming.  Zhang Wuji is no exception as he enthusiastically pulls his childhood friend, Little Dragon Lady, through the crowd hoping to find some interesting street performances to watch. Continue reading

Favourite Songs from Nicholas Tse

Been spazzing lately…anyways, one thing led to the next and suddenly I remembered that Nicholas Tse has some songs that I really enjoyed back then.  Thought I should be “nice” and share some my favourite songs sang by him here….you know, for inspiration purposes, just in case.  😉

無聲仿有聲 (Imitation of Sound Through Silence) – I’m pretty sure that I was just an elementary school student then, but for some reasons, I just couldn’t get enough of this song.  A very Romeo & Juliet story for the mv.  ^^

愛後餘生 (The Rest of Life After Love)  another favourite ballad from him.  ^^  Man, he was sooo young and nosebleeding hot back then.  >< Continue reading

Ma Tianyu – The Tough Dreamy Prince

I don’t know what’s up with me these days, maybe it’s the weather that’s changing or maybe it’s because I’m getting older, but I’ve been revisiting a lot of old films and songs lately.  O___o

Today, my “target of spazz” is Ma Tianyu.  Hm…I realize that I’ve been disproportionately “fangirling” about male singers/groups in general since the beginning of this blog even though I actually have tons of female singers/groups that I like to rave about like an idiot.  XD  But meh~ I’ll leave that for another day.

Ma Tianyu, Chinese of the Hui ethnicity. Ranked in 6th place in the Chinese singing competition, My Hero back in 2006/2007.

Ma Tianyu, Chinese of the Hui ethnicity. Ranked in 6th place in the Chinese singing competition, My Hero back in 2006/2007.  Hm…why am I so smitten with contestants from My Hero nowadays?  Another guy that I would fangirl about from time to time is Jing Boran, who’s also from this competition (asides from Li Yifeng).

When I watched My Hero back then, contrary to what others might assumed, my eyes were initially “deadly” focused on this manga-like prince and actually didn’t pay much attention to Li Yifeng.  XD   Continue reading

The “Continue Reading” Tag

After an eternity plus one day, I’ve finally realized that there’s a “more” (or shows up as “Continue Reading”) tag that I could have used to make it easier for the readers to scroll down from one post to the next (especially since most of my posts are quite lengthy).  Just went back and added in this handy tag to all of my posts.  Honestly, I admit that not only am I techno-challenged but I’m also rather on the slow side at times.  ^^”  Don’t laugh.  O___O