Lu Han revisits his Beijing childhood


Complete with kite flying, Beijing yogurt (aka the best yogurt), youtiao, and a friendly match of Chinese chess in the shadows of the imperial palace under writings of Mao Zedong,    this  photoshoot of Beijing native Lu Han is probably one of the best from Chen Man in a long time.

Lu Han’s currently starring in his first drama, Fighter of the Destiny. The series is too draggy for me but he’s very pretty in it.

Q: Can a fan tell me if Lu is his last name?

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Lu Han releases Forbidden Palace collaboration

Who doesn’t want a Forbidden Palace X themself themed gift?

Lu Han has the best fan memorabilia ever and I’m beyond jealous. With a theme around  deer (Lu 鹿 means deer) and reading, the collaboration with designer Wu Tong takes inspiration from books from the Royal Library as well as architectural accents from the Forbidden Palace.

The collection includes a pencil case, a six-sided  stamp that doubles as a necklace pendant and a incense burner, a paperclip, a bookmark,  a journal, and envelopes with designs from the Royal Library.

You can buy it here (taobao now ships abroad!). I also highly recommend the National Museum souvenir shop, which has pretty creative and awesome gifts for both yourself and friends. Continue reading

Fighter of the Destiny has release date

Release date’s here!

Fighter of the Destiny 择天记 has a scheduled release date of April 17th.  Starring Lu HanGulnazarWu QianYao DiZeng ShunxiXu LingyueJu XianhaoZhang JunzhuGao HanyuChen Shu, and Eric Tsang, trailers and other goodies for those interested.

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Stills for Fighter of the Destiny

GAH!! What happened to all my past posts?!?

Fighter of the Destiny 择天记 stills today.  Starring Lu HanGulnazarWu QianYao DiZeng ShunxiXu LingyueJu XianhaoZhang JunzhuGao HanyuChen Shu, and Eric Tsang, I apologize if there are repeats since something seems to have messed up the images in my previous posts and now I am having trouble finding out what has already been posted in the past.

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Fighter of the Destiny stills

Costume influences seem to draw from all over the Chinese history timeline.

Fighter of the Destiny 择天记 has released stills of more of its characters.  Starring Lu HanGulnazarWu QianYao DiZeng ShunxiXu LingyueJu XianhaoZhang JunzhuGao HanyuChen Shu, and Eric Tsang, those who are looking forward to this drama can get a glance through this post.

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Fighter of the Destiny releases teaser

It’s nice to see productions in all different genres coming through the works as opposed to every other drama being a palace period or any other of the genres that have been popular lately.

Fighter of the Destiny 择天记 has released more stills and a teaser.  Starring Lu HanGulnazarWu QianYao DiZeng ShunxiXu LingyueJu XianhaoZhang JunzhuGao HanyuChen Shu, and Eric Tsang, it seems like as of late, a decent production team is only covering the basics of what it takes to make a successful drama as other production teams ramp up on these regards.  Dramas with productions that may have once commanded hoards of fans and dominated ratings are finding it harder to do so with other productions in the line-up.

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Fighter of the Destiny releases sets

Hold on a second… Is it just me or does this look kind of like the White House?

Fighter of the Destiny 择天记 has released images of the sets.  Starring Lu HanGulnazarWu QianYao DiZeng ShunxiXu LingyueJu XianhaoZhang JunzhuGao HanyuChen Shu, and Eric Tsang, at least these images are good.

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Fighter of the Destiny improves costumes

Much easier on the eyes.  Just lay off the glitter and stop trying to skewer my eyes out with how shiny everything was from the character posters.

Fighter of the Destiny 择天记 has released stills of the cast.  Starring Lu HanGulnazarWu QianYao DiZeng ShunxiXu LingyueJu XianhaoZhang JunzhuGao HanyuChen Shu, and Eric Tsang, those looking forward to this adaptation can get a look through this post.  Those interest can see the comments section of the last post for a detail of the synopsis.

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Fighter of the Destiny begins filming

In the case of some of these more recent dramas, I really wish they took the money from making pretty character posters and re-allocated it to the actual production or costumes… since some things still… just look off to me… DX

Fighter of the Destiny 择天记 has started filming.  Starring Lu HanGulnazarWu QianYao DiZeng ShunxiXu LingyueJu XianhaoZhang JunzhuGao HanyuChen Shu, and Eric Tsang, this seems to be based on the novel of the same name by Mao Ni.

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