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Death of Kimi Qiao Ren Liang + Tribute

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It is heartbreaking to be typing this. I am still in shock. Mainland actor, Kimi Qiao Ren Liang is dead. This fact have been confirmed by his studio via weibo. He was only 28.

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[First Impressions]: Jerry Yan and Shen Yue’s Count Your Lucky Stars Trailer

When Meteor Garden worlds collide


You must have been living under a rock if you have not witnessed the pandemonium brought about the release of the upcoming 2020 Chinese rom-com drama, “Count Your Lucky Stars”, starring Jerry Yan and Shen Yue.

In this post, I will air out all my thoughts based on the trailer and what to expect next now that we know all of those things. Let’s start counting our lucky stars, shall we?

Credits to Jerry Yan Thailand and the respective Weibo owners for the lovely photos (see watermark).

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Drama Review: Before We Get Married (2019)

“Before We Get Married” used cheating as its mask to cover the characters’ deeper struggles in life

How long has it been since we have been hooked by a Taiwanese drama? Let me highlight that it’s not just a Taiwanese drama, but a non-idol Taiwanese drama. It was presented as a drama about cheating, betrayal, and sexual desires but this drama is more than what meets the eye.

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First Impressions + Drama Discussion: Before We Get Married

Yes, it’s all because of this drama that I have become a wreck again!

As an avid drama-watcher and blogger for five years, I was just in complete denial that I was experiencing this so-called “drama slump” for months. Then came “Before We Get Married” and to say that I have become alive again in drama land is just an understatement.

I wrote this article for it to be a venue for my thoughts on the drama but most especially, for everyone watching it to share their sentiments here! I have been reading many people who wanted to talk about the drama but have not really found people to have that kind of discussion with.

So I hope this post can help!

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Fangirl Diaries: Dylan Wang’s Fun Meet!

The stage looked amazing and perfect for someone like Didi – – full of energy and character!

Let it be known that I am not Didi’s biggest fan (but yes, I lovingly call him that nickname). Heck, I’m not even a big fan. So why should you read this fangirl diary of mine if that’s the case, right?

Read more to find out if his fun meet was actually hmmm well, fun?

This post is not sponsored by BENCH/. All images are owned by the author.

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Fangirl Diaries: Jerry Yan at the Golden Melody Awards 2019 + Barbie Hsu’s Hotel

Golden Melody Awards is Taiwan’s most prestigious music awards (Think: Grammys in the US)

Yes, I came to see him again! I swear I’m not obsessed 😉 Read more about my whirlwind weekend in Taipei here!

*All photos were taken by the author

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Fangirl Diaries: Meeting Jerry Yan in Tokyo

Fresh from seeing my favorite man in Taipei has made me realize that I was never able to share my first meeting with him last October! I have written everything about this momentous time of my fangirling life on Twitter but I have more thoughts shared if you want to read more!

Bonus content: Answered some FAQs!

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Review: Secrets In The Hot Spring (切小金家的旅館)

I really enjoyed this film a lot as well. I had zero expectations going into the film and it brought me so much laughter. In fact, I watched this in a cinema on a weekend and there were less than ten people in the theatre. I was pretty convinced it would be bad… but I ended up loving it. The key to enjoying this movie is to not take it too seriously and you will find that it does bring you a lot of joy 🙂

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Image result for secrets in the hot springSynopsis:
Xiao Jin is a 20 year old delinquent high schooler who gets a call from his grandparents and returns to the old family spa hotel with his friends, Lu Qun and Little Princess, only to find out that the hotel is haunted.

Review:

Taiwan seems to be on a roll for “youth films” with films like Boyfriend, GirlfriendYou’re The Apple of My Eye and Our Times that every time I see a “youth movie” from Taiwan I’m almost tempted to lap it up. Of course, I’ve experienced many, MANY disappointments where I cringed at another dumb slapstick classroom humour and shallow characters dangling their legs as while looking out into the far off horizon.

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