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Rest in Peace, Godfrey Gao

I am in shock. And this is not good shock. I haven’t been paying attention to entertainment news for the longest time ever and I definitely didn’t thought that the next time I came back to write a post here would be because of such an incident.

Godfrey Gao, 35, passed away after suffering from a cardiac arrest during the filming of a sports reality show, Catch Me.

(In case anyone is wondering why there are two similar posts, I do realise that Marian had already shared her tribute post earlier but I only saw that after deciding I would like to share my thoughts about this whole incident and also document my journey with Godfrey. I guess writing everything out does help with rationalising and accepting the fact.)

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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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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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Year-End Special: 2018 Drama Round-Up

2018 dramas

Better late than never? This is a long overdue post since the holidays never gave me a chance to lie down and write my drama thoughts. 2018 was a combination of bad and good things that happened in my life — and so, the dramas that I have watched this year were no different.

This year was definitely more productive than my last (click here for my 2017 round-up) but it was not necessarily a good thing as this year has proven that less is more when it comes to watching dramas.

I will have a lot more to say here so come with me in looking back at the dramas that I have watched this year!

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[NEWS] China Bans Palace Dramas


Popular historical dramas Story of Yanxi Palace and Ruyi Royal Love (Legend of Ruyi) are victims of the state media’s latest ruling.

There has been a rise in popularity of palace dramas since Legend of Zhen Huan. Scarlet Heart (Bu Bu Jing Xin), Legend of Miyue and the recent Story of Yanxi Palace and Ruyi’s Royal Love have all proved to be a great hit with audiences.

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Meteor Garden 2018 Episode 48 Review

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Repeat after me: “Hua Ze Lei deserves better!”

I expected more from this episode given that it is our one step closer to the ending… But what did I just watch? Feel free to relive the WTF moments of this episode with me in this recap!

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