Sunday, March 20, 2016

Who is SpeXial?

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SpeXial  is a uprising Taiwanese idol group. Some of the members are more popular due to acting, while some are talented in other areas. They resemble some Korean idol groups and they are definitely the pin-up boys in town. Recently, Sam Lin was called to serve in the army. Many fans missed him during his absence. I look forward to his return after the army. SpeXial is cute and funky and their music are pretty good too. Next, I have a ranking chart for them based on their looks. This is to introduce the members in the group too.

Sam Lin

Sam Lin is the most handsome among the rest of his group mates. Although he is shorter than the rest of the guys, he has a good looking face. No doubt, he is in Charge of Visual in the group. I think Sam is charismatic and is able to act in drama. I hope to see more of him in the future!


Simon is cute and boyish, whereas Sam is cool and handsome. They are two cute and good looking but my bias is still Sam Lin. 


Evan look gentle and soft spoken. What do you think?


Wayne look gentle and kind. He looks like a cute little boy next door. 


He is the leader in the group and his English name is wes.


Teddy  is the typical pretty boy. He look friendly and bright.


He is cute and pleasant looking. 


Matthew look friendly and approachable.


He is cute and boyish.


He is the new member in SpeXial. 

Drama review: Moon River

Synopsis: This is an idol drama extracted from a popular novel - Moon River. It is a story about a university student name Ming Xiao Xi who comes from a poor village and attend a school build for wealthy heirs. She is a kind-hearted and righteous girl who has a martial art background. In the prestigious school, there is a famous elite club lead by chairman Mu Liu Bing and his childhood friends Feng Jian Che and Dong Hao Nan.  

Mu Liu Bing has a sad childhood and is angry with his father. He is a capable and handsome university student. He has a independent and cold personality toward other people, except for close friends. On the other hand, Ming Xiao Xi stick like a sore thumb among her wealthy friends. Due to a misunderstanding, Xiao Xi had a fight in school and got into trouble. On top of that, he was accused of cheating during exam. Mu Liu Bing found out that Xiao Xi is innocent and decided to help her discreetly. Soon, Mu Liu Bing  moved into Xiao Xi rented house after he had conflict with his cowardly father. Due to a promise with Mu Liu Bing, Xiao Xi have to honor her promise to fulfill one of his wish, which is to share her room and bed with Mu Liu Bing. 

In a series of events, Ming Xiao Xi begin to fall in love with the icy cold Mu Liu Bing. However, his heiress childhood friend Tie Sha Xin is in love with Mu Liu Bing. His buddy Dong Hao Nan has a crush on Tie Sha Xin. Feng Jian Che like Ming Xiao Xi too. What will happen to this complicated love connection? 

Moon River OST Subtle love by SpeXial

Season of rain sang by Pets Tseng

Drama Queen's  comments 

This is the first idol drama that I have watched after so many years. I am glad to find a drama which I have interest and decided to marathon the drama to the end. We were introduced to a Taiwan idol group SpeXial. The handsome and charming rapper Sam is the lead actor in this drama. First of all, he does have the look and charisma to be Mu Liu Bing. However, Sam expression can be a little stiff at times. Most of the time, his acting is generally convincing as the icy cool Mu Liu Bing who has a sad childhood. His interaction and chemistry with Pets Tseng is excellent. In my opinion, Sam Lin does have the potential to be a good actor, he just need more experience in acting in order to be more consistent in his acting skill. I definitely hope to see more of him in the future. 

It had been years since I last seen Pets on television and i only remember her as a singer not an actress. She surprised me with her role as Ming Xiao Xi in this drama. However, I don't like Pets Tseng in this hairstyle. Although we know that is a wig on her head, she look terrible with that appearance. However, that is image that our village girl have in this series and i agree that she has to act in this way. Unfortunately, I still cannot get used to her village style even after watching her for some time. Despite that, Pets Tseng acting skill is considered more consistent among her co stars. She has good chemistry with Sam acting as a couple that bicker constantly but in their heart cares so much for each other. 

Evan is the typical second lead in this drama that is destined for a sad ending. Feng Jian Che has a gentle and warm personality that draws people to him. Unfortunately, he is destined to be hurt from the beginning since Xiao Xi obviously love Mu Liu Bing only. Evan acting is raw but this role suited him very well. I like the way he cares for our Ming Xiao Xi and be her guardian angel to her. Many fans say that he is a better choice than Mu Liu Bing. 

Chinese actor Xu Kai Pin is good as the devoted heartbroken man Dong Hao Nan. This drama is obviously promoting the Spexial but he is able to shine on his own despite being cast aside most of the time. 

Wu Xiong act as Dong Hao Xue, the younger sister of Dong Hao Nan. She has a secret crush on Feng Jian Che. Her performance is basically the same throughout the show. Nothing bad but is not outstandingly either. 

Chao Yi Yue act as the arrogant and stubborn Tie Sha Xin. She is always picking on Xiao Xi and is jealous whenever Mu Liu Bing shows interest in Xiao Xi. She acted well in this drama but she need to improve on her speech and expressions in acting. 

A special mention to Quinlivan Hannah who acted as a bimbo Lucy in this drama. She does a good job and excel in this role which grab my attention in this drama. 

It is obvious that this drama is promoting Taiwan idol group SpeXial through this idol drama. I like the storu in the beginning because of the wacky scenes and funny plots. This story line resembles Meteor garden but in different setting and characters. In fact, the two story is somewhat familiar for idol drama fans. It is the typical spiky poor girl falling in love with a icy cool handsome man who love to "play pranks" with the female protagonist, showing his playful side to the girl.  

Unfortunately, the drama became dramatic and somewhat ridiculous towards the end. It is a shame as this drama does have a promising start and  it gradually lost its magic and direction in the middle and the ending is mediocre. Moon River is a predictable story but I would expect more sweetness in this drama. I am always happy to see this couple two bickers and play with each other, but after they became a couple the story line became boring and lost its humor. 

It is really Pets Tseng and Sam Lin who carries the whole drama on their shoulders and I would say that they did their job pretty well. However, the script is a letdown when they turn the whole thing into a drama spurred by revenge and bitterness. It is not only the inconsistency in story line that upsets me, our heroine Ming Xiao Xi character is inconsistent too. She is portrayed as a righteous marital arts expert. However, she immediately give up when she was accused of cheating in an exam? She will be accused to be a thief and she just accept it? Yes, it may be urged that she is supposed to be silly and native. However, through this minor incident, we can see that Ming Xiao Xi do not act base on her own belief and morale value, which is totally out of character. 

I like the beginning when Mu Liu Bing and Ming Xiao Xi bicker around and acted childishly. Xiao Xi calling his boyfriend Lao Mu Liu Bing sound sweet and cute too. Although Pets Tseng is older than Sam, she tried her best to fit into this role with that mushroom haircut. In my opinion, the editing and pace of the drama is weird. Towards the end, the drama became heavy and depressed. In the end, I insisted on watching this drama because of the main characters. In conclusion, this drama succeed in promoting the main characters and SpeXial but the script writing is inconsistent and the character growth cannot be seen throughout the drama except for Mu Liu Bing. I would recommend this drama if you like to watch eye candies. In addition, the original soundtracks were good too.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

就是喜欢你 JUST SO LOVING YOU - 第十页 Chapter 10

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10) 千金小姐梁依静。






张信哲精选集 - 光辉岁月

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大家是否记得这位风度翩翩,帅气十足的情歌王子张信哲呢?他就是90年代刺扎乐坛的巨星,甚至和当时很红的四大天王处在平起平坐的地位。我记得在念国小时就知道有一位既斯文又可爱的台湾歌手名字叫-张信哲。我记得大批粉丝都亲切地称他为阿哲。我喜欢阿哲已经很多年了,这也透露自己的年龄了吧? 这二十多年阿哲都演唱自己擅长的抒情歌曲,之后在发专辑时也开始尝试演唱关于亲情的歌曲。张信哲是华语音乐的一个传奇人物,他所演唱的经典歌曲大家都耳熟能详,每一首都可说是KTV必点歌曲。



1) 宽容


2) 忘情忘爱








6) 太想爱你


7) 直觉



阿哲这首歌充分发挥哲式情歌的精髓。痛苦撕裂的伤痛,是疗伤必备的KTV 必点的歌曲。阿哲爱到深处人孤独的心痛,歌迷们深深体会歌曲中所要传达的无助情感和哀怨。



10) 回来

我喜欢这首歌的歌词尤其是最后一句- 你的心回不去了,对不对,不能去怪谁,最后只能掉眼泪。感觉这个男人好可怜,很想好好安慰他。阿哲唱出了令人心疼的感觉。







14) 做你的男人



我很喜欢歌曲的起伏变化。阿哲唱得好仔细好感动。背景音乐配合的恰到好处, 每一个音符和旋律都带到整首歌的感觉。在演艺圈里能够碰到这么多好作品的阿哲可说是非常幸福的。











Wednesday, March 02, 2016




















黄致列的表现目前为止都不错。面对全部都是华语歌手,压力一定很大吧!幸好之前有"The One"作为开路者,让接下来的韩国歌手顺利进入中国市场。黄致列直到目前为止给我印象最深的是"Bang,bang,bang!" 这也没什么特别的,但是这首单曲让我看见了黄致列的另一面。韩流来袭亚洲,可见威力无比强大!














这龙争虎斗的竞赛究竟奖项花落谁家呢?大家的预测会是什么呢?按以往的惯例冠军是否落在老将 李玟,李克勤,容祖儿或是张信哲的手中呢?又或者是芒果台尝试突破新格局,把奖项颁给外国人(黄致列),或是创作歌手(徐佳莹)呢?

Sunday, February 28, 2016

就是喜欢你 JUST SO LOVING YOU - 第九页 Chapter 9

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永和住院, 文妍经常来探望受伤的他。永和也渐渐地喜欢上文妍。随着时间,永和的伤口复原了。文妍最终回到工作岗位努力工作,然而她已不再和丽颖来往了。离开丽颖后的文妍和依静一起从新开始再战演艺圈。 虽然一切从新开始,生活却十分充实快乐。 


数天后,依静在拍片现场看见永和与丽颖偷偷约会。顽皮的依静把事情告知骏胜。他们安排了一个聚会把这对情侣邀请到这里好好地拷问这对地下情侣。 永和鼓起勇气向大家表明自己正与文妍交往。大家听得目瞪口呆,完全没有料到永和如此勇敢。 依静感谢永和公布恋情,并且对文妍是认真的对待。

大家祝福文妍和永和这段甜蜜的恋情。依静之后也勇敢的向骏胜告白自己的心意,可是骏胜却表现酷酷的回绝她的爱意。大伙看在眼里,心里都清楚这两个欢喜冤家是如此的登对。虽然骏胜时常躲避依静的猛烈攻势,大家都发现骏胜的举动声明了自己其实是在暗中观察着依静。难道这就实现了这句话,“男追女隔成山,女追男隔成沙” 这个道理吗?依静和骏胜究竟是否能成为一对呢?

Movie Review Alice: Boy from Wonderland


Hye-Joong (Jung Sung-Min) has suffered from severe nightmares and lost her memory before four years old. The nightmares actually happens in reality and finally endanger her life. Unable to cope with the nightmares anymore, she heeds the advice of a shaman and goes back to the villa where her family stayed 24 years ago. The villa is now known as "Wonderland." There, she meets a mysterious enchanting man Hwan (Hong Jong Hyun), a beautiful woman Soo-Ryun (Jang Yeon-Joo) and a white rabbit. During the next 15 days, Hye-Joong has to find what she lost. If she succeeds her nightmares will stop, otherwise everybody will die. 


The story begins with Hye-Joong having nightmares which seem to threaten her life. Her mother is worried about her daughter but does not know how to help her. Desperate for help, she engaged the help of a spiritual medium. 

Recently, Hye-Joong suffers greatly from the Nightmare every night and there were signs of self destruction. Her mother sought help from the medium who advises her to solve the problem as soon as possible, or else Hye-Joong will meet death in time to come. The medium advice Hye-Joong to go to a place to solve the mystery behind her nightmares and resolve her problem.

Hye-Joong browse through the internet and saw a place where she intend to stay for a while. On the way to the house - Alice in the wonderland, she meets a young man. 

This handsome and charming young man is Hwan. He lead Hye-Joong to his house and there is another occupant, a young woman name Soo-Ryun awaits them at the house. Soo-Ryun look at Hye-joong with suspicious eyes. It is as though Hye-Joong and Hwan know each other long ago, as Hwan plays a guitar and sings a song to her. Soon, he falls asleep, while Hye-Joong look over at him. 

On the other hand, the medium is trying to find out what is the reason behind the nightmare. In order to resolve the problem, she needs to dig out the past with Hye-Joong mother. Meanwhile, Hye-joong is settling down in the house and she received a call from her mother who is worried about her safety. Knowing that her mother is worried about her well beings, Hye-Joong reassures her mother that she is fine and that she is determined to stay here. 

Soo-Ryun seem to have a special relationship with Hwan. She talks to Hwan secretly and takes care of him very well. The next day, Hye-Joong discovered a few scratches marks on the wall and wonder what it means as it seems familiar to her. 

Hwan sleeps beside Hye-Joong on the bed and look after her. However, he seems to be hiding something from Hye-Joong and protecting her at the same time. Hwan is tending the wound at his heart area as he showers in the bathroom. What are the secrets hidden in this house and these suspicious looks between the occupants?

Hwan becomes closer to Hye-joong and holds her fingers while he falls asleep. Hye-Joong begins to have some connections to the past as she recalls bits and pierces. Everything seems so confusing and only Hwan seem to be the only one that Hye-Joong can trust.   

Hye-Joong shares about her problems with Hwan who look over her with concern. He listens to her trying to fix the puzzles in her life. He advice her not to probe into the past anymore. 

They are talking about the rabbit, suddenly Hwan feels dizzy and uncomfortable. A mysterious woman carrying a cat can be seen from far away looking at them. Soo-Ryun immediately run to Hwan and help him back to the house.

While Hye-Joong mother and the medium is trying their best to dig the past and resolve the problem, Hye-Joong encounter another danger. Hwan rescue Hye-Joong and Soo-Ryun look at him in a painful manner. What is the secret between them?

Hwan rescue Hye-Joong from danger again when she walks into the room. Despite his injuries, he manage to move his fingers to close the door. It is very clear that Soo-Ryun intend to kill Hye-Joong. It is obvious that the three of them knew each other. However, Hye-Joong has lost part of her memories. Let the mysteries unfold!

A woman give Hye-Joong a protection sachet and ask her to keep it with her and it will help her to escape danger . Hye-Joong continue to stay in the house to investigate. She is attracted to a room and intend to open the door. While she place her hand on the door knot, Hwan pull her away and covers her mouth.

Hye-Joon suspects that Hwan knows what is happening in this house, he even knows when to protects her from danger. She demands to know what is happening but Hwan did not give her a direct answer. He said that he will continue to watch over her and Hye-Joong is upset that everyone is hiding some secret from her.

Hye-Joong knows that the only person she can trust and rely on Hwan. She stay close to him. Hwan look at her lovingly and reassure that everything will be fine. On the other hand, Soo-Ryun places a hand on Hwan heart and look at him sadly.

The spiritual medium seems to know something and uses her power to protect Hye-Joong. Every now and then, Hye-Joong life is threaten and she does not know anything at all. She continue to investigate, hoping to end her nightmares. 

Hwan and Hye-Joong relationship continue to progress as they spend more time with each other. Soo-Ryun look at Hwan with sadden eyes. We can pretty much guess that they share a special relationship. What exactly is their relationship? At this point, we can conclude that Hwan is a ghost and the three of them share a destiny. Something must have happened in this house and she is here to end everything. 

It is very clear that Hwan and Hye-Joon have fallen in love with each other. However, Hye-Joon is trying to avoid him. Hwan look at Hye-Joon longingly as she runs away from him. 

The woman leads Hye-Joong to the wilderness and point at the ground. Hye-Joon recalls that incident in the past when she was a little kid. She kneel over the ground and cry aloud. Hwan hug her from behind as the blood flows down his hand. The ground is where Hwan was buried when he was a baby. 

Hwan carries Hye-Joon into the room and lay next to her on the bed. Soo-Ryun look at Hwan helplessly as though she has many things to say. She simply cannot do anything to harm Hye-Joon while Hwan is around. 

The next day, Hwan open the wardrobe and inside are all white shirts? Yes, he changes into a white shirt again and the pair of socks were worn in a weird and funny way. 

Hwan continue to stay around Hye-Joon to protect her but his heart is bleeding! On the other hand, the medium and the mother go to a house and ask for a bundle from the family. What is that?

Soo-Ryun hand a cup of water to Hwan and talk to him tenderly, asking him why he chose to protect that person. What did Hye-Joong did to them that cause Soo-Ryun to harm her? It has to do with the little girl that holds a knife. Did she kill Hwan and the woman? what is their purpose? 

Hwan plead with Soo-Ryun not to harm Hye-Joong. However, the woman refuse to let it go after what she had done to them, she wants revenge. Hye-Joong looks at them and cried. The medium throw the bundle into the fire and hopes that everything will be resolve soon.

Hwan heart is bleeding, just like a knife stabbed into his heart. Why did this incident happen? How did Hwan and Hye-Joong know each other? Hwan has a soft spot for her and love her. 

Next, we have the two confess their feelings for each other and kisses on the lips and forehead. They are going to spend a romantic night with each other.

They kisses each other tenderly and hug lovingly. Okay, i get it! They are supposed to be in love with each other but when did it start to accelerate their puppy love into passionate love?

Hwan is hurting physically but he is still determined to stay by Hye-Joon side to protect her. That shower scene is to show Hong Jong Hyun buffed body and it does look good onscreen. 

Next, we jump to the scene whereby Hye-Joon suddenly recalls everything. When she was a young girl, she stayed in this house with her father. 

Hye-Joon play with a knife at the kitchen used the knife on a baby. She scratched his face which caused a scar. After that, she stabbed the baby with the knife, causing a bloody scene. This baby is Hwan. That explains why his face and heart bleeds. 

Soo-Ryun is the servant who had an affair with Hye-Joon father. His wife knows about the affair and confronted her husband. Soo-Ryun play with Hye-Joon and takes care of her,  while Hye-Joon mother is still sitting on the wheelchair.

Having lost her child and practically everything, Soo-Ryun hang herself on the tree in despair. Hye-Joon mother discover the baby photograph and recalls the incident in the past. 

Now that Hye-Joon knows everything, Soo-Ryun is here to kill her to take revenge for her son. Hwan appears in front of her and tell her that he does not blame her. 

Hwan mother insist on taking revenge for his son to end his suffering. She pick up the knife and walk closer to Hye-Joon. 

The sachet drop out and Hye-Joon life is in danger again. Hwan uses his entire strength to stop her mother from causing any hurt to Hye-Joon. Soo-Ryun cries and hug Hwan in her arms.

Hwan plead with his mother not to hold grudges and to let it go. He ask her mother to bring him away and she covers Hwan with a green cloth. He look at Hye-Joon lovingly as he go away with his mother. Hye-Joon escape death and is tossed back to life.

Hye-Joon look at the baby photograph and the rabbit, as  Hwan left with his mother. Tears rolled down her eyes. Did everything ends here? Will they meet again? 

One day, Hwan arrives in the campus while playing guitar and sing. The audiences crowd over and surround him. Hye-Joon sees the rabbit in the cage and a baby photo falls on the floor. What is happening? Are they going to be together? Probably yes...


Alice in the wonderland tries every genes from horror to romance and mysteries. However, the movie fails to achieve any of the above in the end. It is neither scary nor romantic enough to be categorize in any of these genes. The story line makes no sense that the baby is actually Hwan and he has a relationship with Hye-Joon. It is kind of gross, to love the girl that stab you at the heart. The fact that he dies as a baby is tragic enough, after that he is in love with the girl? What is the logic? Does it mean that he love the girl as a baby? I don't get the last scene where Hye-Joong, her father and baby Hwan is in the pram. What does it symbolize? They are lovers? or siblings? what is the writer trying to convey? I am kind of confuse along the way.

Hong Jong Hong is a eye candy and i totally love him as a model, but he lacks acting skills. Most of the time, his expression looks plain or robotic. There is really nothing much to comment on his acting since he portrays the same boring expressions every time. I find it hard to believe that Hwan and Hye-Joon love each other so much. All the while, they look like having crush on each other but not to the extend of passionate love. It is not convincing enough to say that they do love each other deeply. Jung Sung-Min is a good actress but she is only moderately good in this movie. Anyway, both of them may lack some chemistry as a couple, but they looking compatible in appearance wise. 

Despite some flaws, i do enjoy the movie as it keep its suspense till the end when everything was revealed. Although some of the parts lack logic and common sense, i like the way the movie is executed out. The truth was revealed a little at a time and we finally realize what is going on and the pace is just nice for us to follow the story. I would recommend this Korean movie to movie goers who enjoys watching good looking actor in the movie. Do not expect too much from a simple story, but the drama is enough to get you entertained. In addition, the camera captured the dreamy scenes very well. our flower boy Hong Jong Hyun look so dashing in the movie.