2007 Super Boys reunite!

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I can’t tell if the tears in my eyes are because of the boys, or that giant logo blocking them.

The 2007 Super Boys, probably the group of Supers with the most brotherhood, reunites once more after over 5 years. Through these 5 years, they’ve survived fires, run away and disappeared, got married, had a kid, and even went to jail. Watch the video below, with either interviews or performances by all of them but Su Xing. I think it’s really warming how almost all of their individual songs were written by themselves or another Super Boy.

“So Young” trailer features artsy nostalgia

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New director Zhao Wei channeling her graduate adviser Tian Zhuangzhuang for her first film, “To our fading youth.”

Zhao Wei’s directorial debut, “So Young 致我们终将逝去的青春” starring Han Geng, Mark Zhao, Yang Zishuan, Tong Liya, Huang MIng, Zheng Kai, etc. released its first trailer today.   The film,  set to be released on Valentine’s Day this year, is based on the book of the same name. The film feels surprisingly artsy despite it being a commercial film. That’s no surprise, though, considering her graduate adviser in directing was Tian Zhuangzhuang, whose traces can be felt in the trailer.

Watch the trailer below, although I wish the trailer was of higher quality, though.

Qi Wei releases two new MV’s

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Gorgeous and fierce – Qi Wei returns to the music scene with an upcoming  solo album.

After making a name for herself in the drama world by portraying fierce, independent female roles, Qi Wei returns to her original occupation of musician with a series of new songs and MV’s.

First up is In order to meet you ft Aska Yang. The song is a theme for an upcoming drama, Love Destiny, finally starring Qi Wei along with iPartment leads Lou Yixiao and Chen He. Watch the MV below English subbed by Jo!

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SingerSen releases “Blue Jellyfish” MV

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“Blue Planet, won’t you be lonely without me?” – cries of a jellyfish

The hypnotic singer SingerSen releases another MV from her debut album, The World in My Eyes.

The self-composed song tells of “a beautiful but dangerous blue jellyfish who stumbles upon a man in the sea and her first defensive instinct is to want to kill him with her deadly poison. But instead she is entranced by the charm of his smile, and she swims over and embraces him in love.  However, in due course, the sad stain of the human as hunter plays out as he eventually captures her and strikes to kill her. ”

Read more about SingerSen in her interview with Amy from YAM here and watch the MV below.

Stills from “Beauty at the Crossfires”

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Anyone else think he would be a great Lanling King aka the Masked Beauty?

The gorgeous costumes, sets, faces not to mention camera has been inherited by “Beauty at the Crossfires 烽火佳人” , the second in the “Beauty” trilogy following Tang Yan/Luo Jin/Sammul Chan’s “Gone with the Wind 乱世佳人.” It’ll be worth watching just for the visuals with a cast of Shu Chang, Sammul Chan, Qiao Zhenyu, Li Zhinan, and Shi Xiaoqun.

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Guess which hottie Li Zhinan is in love with in the novel? Sammul Chan or Qiao Zhenyu?

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Photoshoots round-up : men in B&W

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Why would Feng Shaofeng need to put on a mask in war and not me? I’m so much prettier.

An all-male photoshoot round-up? Don’t get used to it. But in this testosterone filled drama season, with the top dramas all being war/uprising dramas like the two Sui-Tang dramas as well as The Legend of Chu-Han, there are actually plenty of male photoshoots this time around. Photoshoots from Zhang Han, Yan Kuan, Jing Boran, Jia Nailiang, Zheng Kai, Chen Xiaodong, Huang Haibo and Han Dong in mostly black and white.

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Cry me a sad river by Guo Jingming, translated selected sections

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Different people live in different worlds. Red ones; blue ones; green ones; white ones; yellow ones; even pink ones.
Why is it that only you live in a black world?

Jessie had requested this, so I’m going through my old files to put this up again. I’ve only translated parts of it, but it should be enough to understand what’s going on, although there’s a lot of subplots and nuances you’ll be missing.  I’ve added the section numbers for easier comparison to the original.  Here are the first few parts.

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Two endpoints make a segment.
One endpoint makes a ray.
No endpoints make a line.
Qi Ming and Yi Yao are like two different rays beginning on the same point but going separate directions, so they grew further and further apart. Each day is even more different than the previous one. Their lives were written separately in print and cursive, only to lose their color with the brushing of time until it’s hard to tell the two apart. (more…)