Probably the most creative fashion event photoshoot of the year, Sina Fashion Awards gave everyone a shadow from an alternate universe.(more…)
Set in an alternate universe where dragon princes compete in the Olympics and manhua fans become entangled in jianghu clan fights, Sweet Tai Chi 淑女飘飘拳 is the first modern wuxia rom-com since I believe The Legend of Brown Sugar Chivalries. Based on the book of the same name, the series stars Bii (In a Class of Her Own) and Sun Qian (Meteor Garden) and is set to be released soon on Youku. Synopsis and stills below:
Feng Piaopiao seems ladylike enough to the rest of the world – artistic, well-read, musically-inclined, and always carrying a book with her. But between the tomes are hidden manhua, and all her paintings and calligraphy are actually by her grandfather.
When she accidentally saves a classmate Wei Chu with Tai chi learned from her grandfather, she realizes that her skills are far more advanced than she had thought. From then on, her life becomes entangled with that of Wei Chu and Tai chi. Yet because her grandfather once betrayed his Tai-chi clan, she must constantly chose whether to use her skills to save lives at the risk of their identity be revealed.
Soon, she learns that Wei Chu has a secret of his own – he is the heir to the same Tai chi clan that her grandfather once betrayed. Will he find out her secret first before she figures out how to clear her grandfather’s name?
We are adding a new section to this week’s Music Monday – Nostalgic, where we dig up oldie classics. Also, many thanks to Benji for covering Music Monday last week and maybe for the next few weeks as well.
First, Nana Xu Yina‘s MV for her new single Want Love was released awhile ago, but I never got around to posting it. Nana first debuted in 2010, but was met with little success. She then participated on Amazing Voice (天籁之声) and gained a spot on CCTV’s New Gala. This slightly rock song is a nice change from the purely innocent or sexy image common among cpop females singers.