Weibo Wednesday: October 29, 2014

Chen Xuedong on Grade One reality show
陈学冬: 一口塑料普通话的我也是醉了[拜拜]一年级好看吗?
Celebrities plus cute kids is always a plus, right? Hunan TV recently began broadcasting a new reality show called Grade One (一年级), in which actor Chen Xuedong and actress Song Jia are put in charge of a new first-grade class. Watch the show on Hunan TV’s YouTube account.

Me with my mouth full of plastic Mandarin*, I’m also intoxicated. Is Grade One fun to watch?

* “Plastic Mandarin” is a way of referring to Mandarin that is heavily influenced by the Hunan dialects.

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“Dad 2” reveals character posters, promo

With six kids, Dad 2 is trying to prevent unnecessary love triangles and going for a 1-1 pairing instead.
With six kids, Dad 2 is trying to prevent unnecessary love triangles and going for a 1-1 pairing instead.

Where are we going? Dad 爸爸去哪儿 season 2 recently revealed character posters and videos of its five new families –  Lu Yi, Huang Lei, Gary Cao, Francis Ng, and Yang Wei. In addition to the original families, the show has also confirmed Yao Ming as a guest star.  The series will replace Divas on the Go 花儿与少年 on Hunan TV on June 20th.


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Weibo Wednesday: July 3, 2013

冯绍峰: 狼爸不是白当的,有massage服务 还是狼族泰式的massage!

Who’s the guy getting cozy with the adorable wolf? Why, none other than Feng Shaofeng, who is currently filming in Inner Mongolia for the French-Chinese co-produced film Wolf Totem (狼图腾). Kudos to you if you could recognize him from the back of his head (and without looking at the watermark, hehe).

I haven’t been a wolf dad in vain, there is a massage service. And it’s a wolf-clan Thai-style massage!

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Weibo Wednesday: May 1-May 8

黑人建州: 感謝妳包容我的一切,兩週年結婚快樂喔!love u 4 ever

Blackie Chen and Christine Fan Weiqi celebrated their second wedding anniversary on May 7th! Congratulations to the happy couple, who were playing around with paint earlier in the week.

Thank you for being forgiving of everything. Happy two-year wedding anniversary! love u 4 ever

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New Years All Across China and Taiwan

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The fearless Jane Zhang

Thanks to Bluelily for making a new banner for January!

So this is a little late, but I tried to wait to see if I could find any videos of certain people I liked but that didn’t happen. Chinese people need to support Chinese artists and put up HQ videos. Seriously. I have little time on my hands so what I have here are mostly vids that others bothered to put up.

China is really way too big . There were too many choices this year. CCTV, the main national channel had its own New Years shindig targeted toward the elderly demographic. In addition to this Jiangsu, Hunan, Zhejiang, and Dragon TV were four of the bigger stations vying for the younger viewers. There were also lots of smaller stations. I feel sorry for Americans, who only have parades to watch for their big holidays.

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