September 14th, 2009


Elva Hsiao's S$13,000 diamond-studded headphones

Slated to release her latest album in October, Elva Hsiao's management company spent S$50,000 on an image makeover for the Taiwanese pop singer. Following Elva's image as the fashionable dance queen last year, the company hired five top stylists to come up with a brand new image for her this year.

These five stylists spent five days and five nights continuously sewing and making her new outfits. During Elva's fitting session, they squatted around her for at least four hours, making amendments and sewing little embellishments onto her outfit.

Apart from her brand new image, the next most captivating piece of accessory from her new wardrobe includes the S$13,000 vintage headphones encrusted with a variety of different gemstones and diamonds. This pair of captivating headphones was personally decorated by Elva and her stylists.

Despite the headphone's beautiful exterior, the singer grimaced about its heavy weight, "Pasting all these onto the headphones has increased its weight to more than 1kg. After wearing it for more than five minutes during the photoshoot, my whole head felt heavy and my feet felt light. I started to get dizzy spells!"

Sporting a short crop for the first time since her debut in 1998, Elva appeared visibly pleased with her new hairdo, "I feel as if I am back to the little boy look I had in junior school. I think this hairstyle enhances my stylish look and will mesmerize a lot of girls!"


Ahh, I love her.  Yay new album!


Mike He calls Ah Sa; will challenge F2 in October!

After a few months of Taiwanese vs. Korean drama, the Sunday idol drama battle will start afresh in October. Ken Zhu's 'Momo Love' will replace Korea's 'Boys Over Flowers' and take on Vanness Wu's 'Next Station, Happiness' as well as Mike He's 'Calling For Love' which will be airing on CTS. Poor Mike is about to be brutally killed by F2!

Taiwanese vs. Korean battle over; changes to battle of the 3 hot guys

The Taiwanese vs. Korean idol drama battle is almost over, and the Sunday idol drama battle will start afresh in October. Vanesss Wu's 'Next Station, Happiness' will be up first, followed by Ken Zhu's 'Momo Love' & Mike He's 'Calling For Love'. The 3 all haven't revealed their faces in idol dramas for some time. Mike practically disappeared from the idol drama battlefield since 'Bull Fighting' finished last year in February. Instead, he took on the big screen, filming movies 'Future Cops' & '7 Days'. Only this year did he return back to idol dramas, and collaborate with Ah Sa in 'Calling For Love'. Recently, he has ended his work relationship with his old boss TVBS. He has only just been awarded freedom, but he is about to welcome F2's brutal kill, plus he is facing obstacles in finding a new boss; indeed is a difficult career choice.

'Momo Love' rushes filming

'Momo Love's director Winnie You is renowned for his slow but detailed directing. Although 'Momo Love' is set to replace 'Boys Over Flowers' but according to sources, since the drama began filming in May, they've been filming different scenes from different episodes, jumping all over the place. Only 3 episodes have been fully completed, and whether or not it will be ready for October, the crew & the actors may have to rush filming.


Ohhh, I did not know that Mike He and Charlene Choi were in a show together.


Fahrenheit braves summer heat to sign 7000 copies of new book

Fahrenheit's new pictorial book, 原點.飛輪海/The Beginning: Fahrenheit (by Reading Times), was released on the 13th. The group help a 7-hour "marathon" book autograph session; the four signed until they couldn't take it anymore! Arron Yan YaLun asked some workers for a massage, Jiro Wang DongCheng donned a wrist guard, and Wu Zun and Calvin Chen YiRu repeatedly cried out that they were hot, downing water wildly to replenish their energy.

There were fans from all over at the autograph session-- fans from Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the Mainland numbered more than 700. Some fans were in kimonos; there was even an 80-year-old Taiwanese grandma who brought her elementary school-aged granddaughter with her on stage. The sharp-eyed, observant Fahrenheit even recognized her: "Ama (Grandma) comes to every one of our events!" The four young men signed nearly 7000 copies of their book yesterday. 50,000 copies were printed; it has been enthusiastically received in all channels.

Fahrenheit said that they were very much involved in the preparation and execution of this pictorial book ("We 管很大 guan hen da (managed a lot)!"*); from the photo shoot locations to the styling and proofing of each member-- the four members did it all! The four donated items were also delivered to the hands of their respective charity auction winners; the $780,000 NTD in proceeds will be used to help children affected by Hurrican Morakot resume their studies.

By coincidence, Rainie Yang ChengLin, who has been rumored to be with Jiro in the past, was right next to the autograph session for her own activity, an Adidas spokesmodeling event. She said that she and Jiro are friends, and that they contact each other via MSN and send each other "Happy Birthday" texts (SMS). When asked whether or not she'd purchase a copy of their book to support her friend, she replied frankly: "No, I'd be afraid that people would misunderstand and think I'd fallen for him. I'll wait for him to give one to me!"

News Source: Yahoo! Taiwan, ChinaTimes,
Translation Credit: tammiest @

Lol, I see Jiro is still sporting that ridiculous helmet/rug hair thing.