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

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?