September 26th, 2009


Vanness Wu in 'Next Stop Happyness'

His blog:

The TV drama that I’v been working on is finally coming out…OCT 4th next Sunday. It’s not an action flick, or a hip hop stick, street culture thing…um…not even close…this ones for all fans who have asked me over and over again when am I going to shoot a love story…well it’s been 6 years…so to all the people that want a love story…here you go. Next Sunday Oct. 4th at 22:00 - 23:30 set your tv sets to TTV / SETTV (in taiwan) and make a night of it. And for all the haters who are rolling their eyes…I still have nothin but love, (The Love we give away is the only Love we keep - Hubbard) God bless y’all~

I’m really enjoying this whole experience. I’m exhausted, barely have time to think, eat, sleep, or shizznits but constant prayer of peace, positivity, joy, and love…makes a world of difference. C’mon~ Let’s Go4God~!!!

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He's been Tweeting lately about messing up lines, lol


Top 10 Mandarin Albums (September 18 - September 24)

1. Super Junior-M and ‘Super Girl’ with 16.88% sales (NEW!)
2. Alisa Gao (高以愛) and ‘Self-Titled Debut Album (首張個人專輯) with 8.21% sales
3. New Artist Family (新藝人家族) and ‘Faith Map’ (信心地圖) with 7.61% sales
4. Cosmos People (宇宙人) and 'Self-titled Album' (同名專輯) with 7.05% sales
5. Shaun Yong Bang (永邦) and ‘Devil’s Tears’ (魔鬼的眼淚) with 6.92% sales
6. Jam Hsiao (蕭敬騰) and ‘Princess’ (王妃) with 4.28% sales
7. Sodagreen (蘇打綠) and 'Fever' (夏‧狂熱) with 3.7% sales
8. Khalil Fong (方大同) and ‘Timeless’ (Timeless:可啦思刻) with 3.12% sales
9. Nylon Chen (陳乃榮) and ‘Paradise’ with 2.39% sales
10. Multiple Artists (合輯) and K.O.3an Guo OST (強辯之[終極三國]三團鼎立SUPER大鬥陣) with 2.23% sales


Free For All SATURDAY!

★Free★For ★All!


Try to make this week a little more participatory than last, kk?  I guess we're just not as hyper as the other


NO spam
NO porn
NO more than 5 pics/3 gifs per comment (we want pages to load)
NO huge pics (that will make everyone scroll sideways)
NO advertising
NO fighting
NO lurking (c'mon post!)

Talk about the week's news, music, movies/dramas you're watching, share a few pics or vids, introduce yourself, WHATEVER. You can even talk about something other than Chinese stuff, IF you want.


We now have 532 members, 12 more than last week.  C'mon in and introduce yourself, guys. :)

Also, it has been suggested that we should try to get spotlighted.  If you all agree this is a jolly good idea, go HERE and fill that out. :D

I'm considering making a Twitter and maybe Last FM group for AYTD.  Less enthused about the latter because I hate Last FM groups.  But the Twitter seems like a good idea, y/n?

I was ttly annoyed this week when I got all excited to watch Overheard with English subs, but then the subs turned out NOT to be in English.  Lying uploader.  D:  It looked exciting too.

Guinea pig1

"Forever Enthralled" Bids for Oscar

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The State Administration of Radio Film and Television has selected the biopic drama "Forever Enthralled" as the country's entry to compete in the best foreign language film category at the Oscar awards next year, the news website reports.

Chen Hong, the film's supervisor, lead star and wife of director Chen Kaige, confirmed the news when contacted by Sina on Saturday.

"It is a big honor that 'Forever Enthralled" was chosen," she said.

The article cited unidentified sources who said the administration's China Film Bureau had voted to nominate the film about the life of Peking opera master Mei Lanfang and filed the relevant materials with the Oscar awards organizers in Los Angeles, California.

This marks director Chen's third attempt to vie for an Oscar, following another Peking opera hit, "Farewell, My Concubine," and the fantasy epic "The Promise."

"Forever Enthralled" hit screens on December 4 and earned record box office revenue of 113 million yuan (US$ 17 million).

Chen Kaige was named outstanding director for "Forever Enthralled," and lead star Zhang Ziyi grabbed the best actress award for the film at the 13th Huabiao Awards, the highest film honor given biennially by the Chinese government, in August.

Other competitors for next year's best foreign language film at the Oscars are the Taiwan tear-jerker "No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti" by director Leon Dai and "Prince of Tears" from Hong Kong.


So has anyone seen this? I only watched about half of it, but considering the awards mentioned, maybe I'll finish it. I'm curious abut the other two films from HK and TW now, too.
Guinea pig1

China's 'City of Life and Death' wins San Sebastian film prize

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SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain: "City of Life and Death", Chinese director Lu Chuan's account of the Japanese occupation of Nanjing in 1937, won the top award on Saturday at the San Sebastian film festival.

A Spanish actor with Down's Syndrome, Pablo Pineda, picked up the best actor prize at the festival in the northern Spanish coastal city for his role in "Yo, Tambien" ("Me Too"), the jury announced.

Spain's Lola Duenas won best actress for her role in the same film, while best screenplay went to the four writers of the Australian film "Blessed".

"City of Life and Death" won the top Golden Shell award over 14 other films in the competition, as well as the prize for best cinematography.

The film deals in gruesome detail with the capture and brutal occupation of Nanjing by the Japanese imperial army in which hundreds of thousands of Chinese were killed.

Original source via Asianfanatics

ETA: read a review of this film @Cfensi
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Sodagreen’s Qingfeng Composes for Laure Shang

I’m disappointed how precipitously Sodagreen’s album dropped on Taiwan’s G-Billboard charts. From 1 to 7…I don’t get it. Anyway, Sodagreen’s Qingfeng has been composing all over the Greater China region apparently. First for Taiwanese artists, then recently for Eason Chan, and most recently, and surprisingly for mainland’s Laure Shang, who is right now Hua Yi’s top female artist (after Jane left). This is the first time I’ve actually heard of a famous Taiwanese artist composing for a mainland singer so that’s pretty awesome.

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Originally posted at cfensi.
breathe - genie for your dream

Can a Mixed-Race Contestant Become a Chinese Idol?

Lou Jing, center, is seen during a TV show in Shanghai on Sept. 4, 2009

In many ways, Lou Jing is a typical young woman from Shanghai. Pretty and confident, she speaks Mandarin heavily accented with the lilting tones of the Shanghai dialect and browses the malls of this huge city for the latest fashions.

But there is one thing that distinguishes this 20-year-old from her peers, something that has made her the unwitting focus of an intense public debate about what exactly it means to be Chinese: the color of her skin. Born to a Chinese mother and an African-American father whom she has never met, the theater student rocketed into the public consciousness last month when she took part in an American Idol–esque TV show, Go! Oriental Angel.

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This article really interested me, so I decided to do some further research...
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Gary Chaw and Justin Lo - Fists of fury in HK streets

Friday September 25, 2009


HONG KONG: Award-winning Malaysian singer Gary Chaw and Hong Kong artiste Justin Lo are normally the best of friends. But the two pop stars turned into the worst of enemies during a roadside brawl after drinks at a pub here. The local paparazzi were rewarded with dramatic photos of Chaw and Lo punching each other and Chaw kicking Lo while the latter was in the back seat of a taxi.

Lo, better known as Zak Tin, was even invited as the guest singer at Chaw’s concert in Malaysia last year.

At about 1am, Chaw left the pub in anger while Lo followed with a “red face”. They then had a heated argument by the roadside. Hong Kong’s Oriental Daily News reported that Chaw punched Lo until he collapsed on the side of the road. Lo got up and fought back. After a while, they were pulled apart by their friends.

In a dramatic turn of events, the duo left in a taxi together with two male friends but the vehicle made an emergency stop soon after. Chaw alighted and was seen jumping on the street and calling out to Lo to step out for a one-on-one fight. The latter refused. The 30-year-old Malaysian then kicked at Lo who was in the back seat.

After a while, the 33-year-old Lo got off and was seen grimacing in pain, using his hands to cover his groin. Then Chaw grabbed a road sign and attempted to hit Lo with it, but was stopped by their friends. Half-an-hour later, both of them left separately accompanied by friends.

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The Youtube clip of them fighting:

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Sources : The Star Online (Fri) ; The Star Online (Sat) ; China Times Youtube Channel

:3 I'm a fan of Gary's music. It's saddening to know that the two good friends went into a fight. ;___; It must be painful for Justin to be hit by him because I've once read (somewhere) that Gary was trained in boxing though. :3  /gets shot for being too random.  First time posting in Aiyatheydidnt ^^;;

btw, tag for Justin Lo, please? TQ