Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Apple In Your Eye (妹妹)Episode 4


An animation of the young Zhou Ji Wei and Dai Yao Qi at the secret place. Dai Yao Qi wanted to see the world differently . He mentioned to Zhou Ji Wei that he is looking for another dimension to escape. Zhou Ji Wei tried to imitate him but failed. Back to the present, Zhou Ji Wei parents know about her situation. She was reprimanded for being foolish enough to purchase those biscuits. 

On the way back to Taipei on the train, Dai Yao Qi was occupied with his game boy. He asked Zhou Ji Wei to continue the game while he go to the washroom. However, when he comes back, Zhou Ji Wei had already lost the game. In order to divert the attention,  Zhou Ji Wei suggest to play truth or dare. 

Dai Yao Qi started by asking Zhou Ji Wei why did she lied about the letters. She replied honestly that she like him. Dai Yao Qi looked at her with disbelieving eyes and ordered her to crawl on the floor. Zhou Ji Wei thought back at the past, how much hardship she went through in order to meet Dai Yao Qi. She wondered is it all worth it? She crawled embarrassedly on the floor while the other passengers laughed at her. However, there is something weird about Dai Yao Qi expression. 

Fang Shao Min wanted to go for a short trip with Dai Yao Qi. However, Dai Yao Qi is not keen on this idea. He suggested to visit some popular places in Taiwan and to try the famous foods at the market. He asked Zhou Ji Wei to be the "third wheel" and join them for this trip.

Zhou Ji Wei reluctantly joined them. She was fuming with jealousy while looking at the couple intimacy.  It was weird that everything that they ate was what Zhou Ji Wei wanted to try. It seems like Dai Yao Qi was carrying out what he had promised her. Zhou Ji Wei accidentally blunted the secret out while eating, to the dismay of Fang Shao Min. 

At home, she questioned Dai Yao Qi about this and she demanded to know his first girlfriend. Dai Yao Qi avoided answering this question. Zhang Shao Min was disappointed and she left the house. Alone, Dai Yao Qi played his game boy while the image of his mother appeared in his mind. The next day, Zhang Shao Min demanded an explanation about Zhou Ji Wei relationship with Dai Yao Qi. The latter assured her that their relationship is nothing more than siblings and Fang Shao Qi is his first love. 

However, Fang Shao Qi revealed to her that she heard from Dai Yao Qi friend that he had a girlfriend before they dated. Both of them were curious about this first girlfriend. After talking to her close friend, Fang Shao Min decided to reconciled with Dai Yao Qi.

Zhou Ji Wei decided to return to her hometown since nothing works out for her. Before she leave, she pays a visit to the elderly house. At the house, she met her benefactor who happens to be their grandson. They had a short conversation and the man insisted to send her off to show his gratitude. However, due to the numerous "memories things" in her bag, everything dropped out. The gentleman brought her a new bag to stuff all the memories. At the coffee house, they introduced their name. The gentleman name is Yuan Fang.

At home, Zhou Ji Wei accidentally realized a secret that her mother had hide from her all these years. Dai Yao Wei had purchased a pair of sports shoes for his first girlfriend many years ago while still studying in high school. She suspected that he had brought the shoes for her. However, due to her mother objection, they were seperated. 

Zhou Ji Wei mother admitted to being judemental to Dai Yao Qi and she did everything to protect them. Zhou Ji Wei refused to listen and dashed out of the house. A flashback to the past with the use of animation showed us that Dai Yao Qi hurt his leg and Zhou Ji Wei visited him. At the secret hideout, Zhou Ji Wei mentioned to Dai Yao Qi about the sports shoes that she desire. However, Dai Yao Qi did not give any response. After that there was another scene when Dai Yao Qi chased away Zhou Ji Wei secret admirer. 

My thoughts

I like the side story of Zhou family, Dai Yao Qi grandmother, the elderly couple , the workers at Dai Yao Qi eatery shop and Fang Shao Min close friend. They were all interlink into this story. The way the scriptwriter blended in family ties and friendship in the storyline was marvelous. 

There are times when we thought that we knew everything but the actual fact we don't. This episode talks about what we assumed from the surface of things. It was obvious that Dai Yao Qi tried to conceal his feelings for Zhou Ji Wei. He showed signs of having soft spots for Zhou Ji Wei. We can't blame Fang Shao Min for being cautious or paranoid about Zhou Ji Wei presence. 

Zhou Ji Wei is about to find out Dai Yao Qi hidden feelings for her. Actually, I think Zhou Ji Wei is being stubborn about love. She is contradictive as in wanting to prove that Dai Yao Qi love her before and insisting to find out despite knowing about Fang Shao Min.

I can't help but to pity the supporting cast since they will eventually be sacrifice when Zhou Ji Wei and Dai Yao Qi realized that they need each other. There is nobody that I particularly hated but Zhou Ji Wei still came across as the third party in someone else relationship. She is digging out the past just to state a point that they do love each other. 

We all know that Dai Yao Qi love Zhou Ji Wei and perhaps Fang Shao Min is just a subsitute? After watching this episode I am seriously suspicious of Dai Yao Qi love. He could be hiding many things in his heart and only time will reveal all these secrets. 

Yuan Fang and Zhou Ji Wei so coincidentally met again. It's so fated that they meet each other a couple of times till it is unrealistic. However, come to think of that a novel is mostly plain imagination. Therefore, this type of coincident may occur in a drama script but it does not always reflects on real life. Anyway, I look forward to their development which will further complicate this messy relationships. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Takashi Kashiwabara Weibo update: Expression in one's eyes is important for an actor

转发了 柏原崇 的微博:皆様ご無沙汰してます。!^^~ この度中国スタッフの方々から、書き込みの中で一つ気になる相談があったので是非回答をと要望がありました。 アドバイスになるかわかりませんが、僕なりにお答えさせていただきますね。 文が長くなると思うので、画像化して添付しておきます。 -柏原崇-

翻译: 大家好久不见。这次中国的工作人员给我发来苦恼中,其中的某个烦恼让我很上心。 虽然不知道有没有用,但我还是想给一些我个人的建议。 文章稍长,所以以图像的形式上传。 -柏原崇- 

Translation: Hello everyone, it had been a long time since we met. A fellow worker in China had send me a message about his problems, one of his worries raised my concern. Although I do not know if it is of any use, I still would like to offer some of my advice. The article is a little long, therefore I took a picture and post it online. -Kashiwabara Takashi-

The content of the article

I started to work in the show business from 17 years old till now, I have always held on to a belief. That is "expression in one's eyes". I was never trained in acting performance class. As a newbie, I was always scolded by the director while filming drama series. That was a difficult period of my life. At that time, the director taught me that it is alright not to possess any good points but you must not forget meaningful glance. Even if there is no time to rest, insufficient sleep, tired and restless, but the eyes must always be bright. I think the director is trying to convey this message to me - Even if you have no acting skills, no strong points, but your eyes must project motivation. 

In the showbiz, there will always be a stream of people who are good looking and have good body structure. I came across people that have longer legs than me and are tall. If I did not hear what the director says, I may feel inferior. However, after I listened to the advice from the director, I begin to place more emphasis on acting skills in compare to appearance. I believe in the power of expression in one's eyes. Subsequently, that will naturally transform into confidence. As a result, I begin to receive good drama script. Everyone have their own area of inferiority and there will be ways to overcome these inferiority.

Keep it up!!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

柏原崇 写真集 Part 10

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太单纯。有时也会觉得是优点。不过因为单纯,容易被人骗。初中时有个很要好的朋友,周围人都传他各种不好的话,像"那家伙借东西从来不还"等等。我觉得他绝不会是那样的人,一直和他交往。那时候很流行super famycom,他说"只要借两天"时,我就信了他,二话没说借给他,结果那家伙拿了东西就失踪了,不来学校,也不回家。到现在,小事情上还是会常被骗,但像那次那麼惨的倒没有过。







柏原崇 写真集 Part 9

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我去唱卡拉OK,大家都说"棒。太棒了!",哈哈~哈~~一般常唱"KOJI 1200"的"now romantic",想活跃气氛就会唱"暴风slmp"的"murida",大多和收史一起唱。不过在女孩面前会紧张,唱不来优美的歌,一向是唱baraetyi那一类的。






常和社长吵架(笑),我非常感激社长对我说"按两人各50、50的意见行事",所以在工作上社长也让我自己发表意见的, 当然,社长也会明白说出他的意见,那就难免常会有冲突。到目前为止,最厉害的一次是在去年吧。大马路上两个人就大声争吵起来(笑),其实彼此都理解对方的意思,就是都硬头顽固不肯退让。不过,总用不著在马路上吵吧。(笑)

柏原崇 写真集 Part 8

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很熟的人常叫我KASHI,学校里的朋友也都是叫KASHI、KASHI的,后来在圈里被叫"Kassy"是从岩井导演开始的。拍"love letter"见面时,问我"柏原君平常怎麼称呼啊?"我就说"KASHI,有时候是kassy"。

柏原崇 写真集 Part 7

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柏原崇 写真集 Part 6

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有,不过现在已经克服了。以前我很自卑我的耳朵,觉得形状怪怪的,但在junon boy面试被问到"charm point?"时,就故意给他回答"福耳"。当时想最好说自己最没自信的地方,后来发觉到这样回答会场反映常常蛮接受的,这样就终於从耳朵的自卑中解脱出来。所以你看这次剪的"将太头"耳朵全暴露了吧(笑)