Saturday, June 30, 2012

Long Missed X Can’t Cease: Drama Feast

2012.06.30

half of 2012 is almost gone

and congratulations

 

I watched the first ever episode of

Taiwanese drama

in my life

thanks to Mark Jau 趙又廷, again

 

《Black & White 痞子英雄首部曲全面開戰》the movie

列印

 

then I dug back to the 2009 drama

actually the movie is supposedly the prelude

that was the one he won awards, isn’t it

so I decided to give it a try

吳英雄 - 痞子英雄

 

episode 1

not too bad

except the partner of his, that dude!!

from the way he dressed to the car his drove..

Vic Zhou & Mark Jau

 

probably because it has been awhile

I can’t remember which was the last drama

of any genre or language

I have watched

 

continued on

now at the third episode

no, proceeding to the forth one, already 

 

that’s the privilege of

watching old drama

complete series is available

 

by the way

at the same time

watching this as awhile

oh my, thanks to the movie 《Love 愛》

looked like I have been doing

a carpet research on these Taiwanese hunks

 

these is “killing 3 birds with 1 stone”

Eddie Peng 彭于晏, Ethan Ruan 阮經天 and

Mr. Director Doze Niu  鈕承澤

are all in there 

 

《Wayward Kenting 我在墾丁*天氣晴》

我在墾丁天氣晴 Wayward Kenting

 

Eddie Peng

it wasn’t since the movie 《Love 愛》

it was after 《Jump! Ashin 翻滾吧!阿信》

he is like… wow!

a post on AShin, is on the way

 

here you are

Beaming Dream X Inspiring Scenes: Jump Ashin!

翻滾吧! 阿信

翻滾吧 阿信 Jump Ashin

 

what the heck am I doing

I don’t know

how long this dig is going to last

 

thank goodness

it’s not too difficult to track

since Mark Jau is relatively new

 

and Taiwanese dramas are not usually lengthy

unlike those in Taiwanese dialect

which my mom and aunties can watch up to years

Friday, June 29, 2012

Sit Back X Above Air: The Definition of HEA

HEA is basically a HK English term

it’s simply an abbreviation for “Hang Around”

 

which can be interpreted as below:

HEA (verb):

hang around leisurely,

quite the literal meaning

 

HEA (verb):

wasting time loitering

 

HEA (verb):

drifting along life,

flowing with the big crowd and time

 

HEA (adjective):

something which is done very

half-heartedly and lackadaisically

 

I realized I have used loads of

HEA in conversations,

especially like “Wat cha doing?”

 

“nothing… hea-ing at home”

doing nothing

 

but in fact

I am doing something of course

how could a person just sit around do nothing,

staring into the four walls?

 

but HEA is a

completely different concept from SLACK

I HEA, but I never SLACK

yes, i am a communications major.  no, that doesn't mean i am a slacker

 

I go shopping, yes

but I come back to

compile a marketing report

 

I go for movie, yes

but a movie review would be

uploaded two hours later

 

I go for long walk, yes

but my eyes never fail to notice

every single signboard, billboard

along the way

 

I take photos, yes

I would think of something to

link to in advance

rather than bulk upload to Facebook

 

that’s HEA!!

doing casual stuffs

yet without losing the purposes

 

HEA is acting lazy

but actually doing something

 

yet

SLACK is completely the opposite

you know that kind of S-hole

 

SLACK is pretending busy

but actually doing nothing

 

yet

speaking all loud and proud

 

I know right

the world could have been a better place

there would be less blood-puking

during group work

if there are less slackers,

busy-ing around

 

I have seen enough of these slackers

to identify one

but good thing that I get exposed to them

so that sooner or later

I would be immunized

 

HEA is an attitude,

to see the world goes by

and learn at least something from it

 

in a long term

it does make a significant difference, really

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wheel Play X Speed Fray: Motorway 車手

車手 Motorway 車手 Motorway 02車手 Motorway 03車手 Motorway 04

 

it wouldn’t convince you

if I tell you this movie is pretty good

probably you would think

I am biased since Shawn Yue is in there

 

me, myself wasn’t convinced either

because it’s all about car

which I do not know nothing about

and I seriously hate racing

and I do not enjoy scenes like that

all smokey racing scene

 

but thank goodness

it’s a pretty practical and simple story

nothing grand, complicated

 

and definitely

it’s nothing funny,

like Playboy Cop

or cool like Initial D

 

a serious cop

and his veteran partner

Shawn Yue & Anthony Wong

 

versus two baddies

who one of them is a superb racer

so no cop could ever stopped them

after they fled the scenes

two baddies in Motorway

 

and the war accelerated

after the veteran partner was killed

and the baddies were robbing again

trying to overcome his own shortcoming 

 

basically

that’s the storyline

therefore the movie evolves around

the psychological and physical chase

between the cop and the bad racer

Shawn Yue as the cop, Motorway

 

then, in short

is it good?

that’s quite difficult to say

阿翔, Ar Cheung

 

from the perspective of

a Shawn Yue’s fan

I would say

yup, it is

since this is the all-serious him

very much different from Jimmy Cheung

Shawn Yue the cop racer, Motorway

 

if you are not,

then probably this movie is still pretty good

under the genre of

a HK cop movie

 

if you are neither a fan of Shawn Yue

nor do you watch HK cop movie

then you can probably give it a try

can’t you

 

because

after all

the twists of the storyline are

something out of expectation

despite being

a conventional cop versus thief movie

 

by the way

just a little thing

I do not like the appearance of

this lady, particularly in the movie

on top of the dubbing 

Barbie Hsu, Motorway

 

Motorway 車手 / trailer 預告片

 

Motorway 車手 / OST 主題曲 / Shawn Yue 余文樂

 

沉迷 / 余文樂 

作曲:馮翰銘

填詞:陳詠謙

編曲:馮翰銘

監製:馮翰銘

 

輕輕的我伸手 搔癢
為甚麼會變成 抓狂
淌血 流淚 我回不了頭
有夢 只能往前走

想知道
別了多少心愛 才不值得
虛耗多少青春 才不捨
沉迷是一條船 揚帆了
啟航了 從海面消失了
誰說夢是真的

幾多天 廢寢忘餐
面無血色 演活一齣
追逐自由 公路電影
把一切 卻留在身後

別了多少心愛 才不值得
虛耗多少青春 才不捨
沉迷是一條船 遺失了 指南針
沉沒了 迷茫了

別了多少心愛 才不值得
虛耗多少青春 才不捨
夢想是一片海 無盡的
抓不住 雖然天空開揚
一顆心是灰的

本來我只伸手 搔癢
最後怎麼變成 抓狂

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Victorian Awe X Artistic Soar: Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert HallRoyal Albert Hall from the side

 

The Triumph of Arts and Sciences

Around the outside of the hall is

a great mosaic frieze,

depicting "The Triumph of Arts and Sciences",

in reference to the Hall's dedication.

The Triumph of Arts and Sciences

 

Proceeding anti-clockwise from

the north side the sixteen subjects of the frieze are

  • Various Countries of the World bringing in their Offerings to the Exhibition of 1851
  • Music
  • Sculpture
  • Painting
  • Princes, Art Patrons and Artists
  • Workers in Stone
  • Workers in Wood and Brick
  • Architecture
  • The Infancy of the Arts and Sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture and Land Surveying
  • Astronomy and Navigation
  • A Group of Philosophers, Sages and Students
  • Engineering
  • The Mechanical Powers
  • Pottery and Glassmaking

 

The Prince

Prince Albert statute and another across the road

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 

(26 August 1819 – 14 December 1861)

was the husband of Queen Victoria.

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, 1854

 

A man of progressive and relatively liberal ideas,

Albert not only led reforms in university education,

welfare, the royal finances and slavery,

he had a special interest in applying science and art

to the manufacturing industry.

 

The Great Exhibition

The Great Exhibition

In 1851, the Great Exhibition was held in

Hyde Park, London, for which

the Crystal Palace was built.

 

The exhibition was a great success and

led Prince Albert, the Prince Consort, to

propose that a permanent series of facilities

be built in the area for

the enlightenment of the public.

 

Progress on the scheme was slow and

in 1861 Prince Albert died,

without having seen his ideas come to fruition.

 

However, a memorial was proposed for

Hyde Park, with a Great Hall opposite.

The proposal was approved and

the site was purchased with

some of the profits from the Exhibition.

 

Once the remaining funds had been raised,

in April 1867

Queen Victoria signed the Royal Charter of the

Corporation of the Hall of Arts and Sciences which

was to operate the Hall and on 20 May,

laid the foundation stone.

Why They Were Built: The Albert Hall. The opening of the Albert Hall by the aging Queen Victoria in 1871. Original artwork from Look and Learn no. 441 (27 June 1970).

 

The official opening ceremony of the Hall was

on 29 March 1871.

A welcoming speech was given by

Edward, the Prince of Wales;

Queen Victoria was too overcome to

speak although she did comment that

it reminded her of the British constitution.

 

The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace

was a cast-iron and plate-glass building originally

erected in Hyde Park, London, England, to

house the Great Exhibition of 1851.

More than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world

gathered in the Palace's 990,000 square feet of

exhibition space to display examples of the

latest technology developed in the Industrial Revolution.

 

Because of the recent invention of

the cast plate glass method in 1848,

which allowed for large sheets of

cheap but strong glass,

it was at the time the largest amount of

glass ever seen in a building and

astonished visitors with its clear walls and

ceilings that did not require interior lights,

thus a "Crystal Palace".

 

After the exhibition,

the building was rebuilt in an enlarged form on

Penge Common next to Sydenham Hill,

an affluent South London suburb full of large villas. The Crystal Palace at Penge

 

It stood there from 1854 until

its destruction by fire in 1936.The Crystal Palace at Sydenham Hill after the fire

 

The Mourn

Queen Victoria in Mourning Dress

Victoria never fully recovered from

Albert's death in 1861 and

she remained in mourning for the rest of her life.

 

She entered a state of mourning and

wore black for the remainder of her life. 

Albert's rooms in all his houses were

kept as they had been, even

with hot water brought in the morning, and

linen and towels changed daily

 

She avoided public appearances, and

rarely set foot in London in the following years. 

Her seclusion earned her the name "widow of Windsor"

Queen Victoria in Mourning Dress 02

 

Albert Memorial

P1140178

right across the road from

Royal Albert Hall

 

Frieze of Parnassus

Frieze of Parnassus

The central part of the memorial is surrounded by

the elaborate sculptural Frieze of Parnassus

(named after Mount Parnassus,

the favorite resting place for the Greek muses),

which depicts 169 individual

composers, architects, poets, painters, and sculptors.

 

The Private Boxes

Royal Albert Hall Private Boxes Seats

The boxes were originally sold on

999-year leases when the Royal Albert Hall opened

in 1871, to help finance its construction costs.

It gives the owner the right to

see most performances.

If they do not wish to use their tickets,

they can give them to friends or family or

sell them back through the Albert Hall.

 

Most boxes are passed from

generation to generation of the same family.

Or bought and sold as a private property.

 

The Standing Places

up to 14000 standing places available

the idea was to provide entertainment equally

for those who can’t really afford a ticket

 

The Events

BBC Proms

The Hall has played host to

over 150,000 different events and

has been affectionately titled "The Nation's Village Hall".

 

List of events held:

  • opera
  • ballet
  • classical and rock concerts
  • conferences
  • ballroom dancing
  • poetry recitals
  • education & graduation
  • motor shows
  • marathons
  • circus shows
  • boxing
  • wrestling
  • tennis

Monday, June 25, 2012

Mark趙又廷 X 高圓圓:愛情紀念

yet another post about Mark Jau

Mark Jau X Gao Yuanyuan

appear to be the hottest couple of the day

 

frankly speaking

these photos look like

that sort which appear in wedding album

 

in several interviews

Mark always insisted that

he would like to get married by the age of 30

(which is like in 2 years time)

 

wish them all well

and see you in theatre soon

Mark x Gao Yuanyuan 趙又廷 高圓圓 07Mark x Gao Yuanyuan 趙又廷 高圓圓 01Mark x Gao Yuanyuan 趙又廷 高圓圓 02Mark x Gao Yuanyuan 趙又廷 高圓圓 03Mark x Gao Yuanyuan 趙又廷 高圓圓 04Mark x Gao Yuanyuan 趙又廷 高圓圓 05 Mark x Gao Yuanyuan 趙又廷 高圓圓 06

 

photo credit: fashion.news.cn

redirected from:

http://www.china.org.cn/photos/2012-06/25/content_25729754_7.htm

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Money Can’t Buy X Moments of Mine: First Time 第一次

Movie 《第一次 First Time》

starring Mark Jau / Chao 趙又廷 and Angelababy 楊穎

First Time 第一次 02First Time 第一次 03First Time 第一次 05FT_4sheet_fFirst Time 第一次 04First Time 第一次

 

it is better than I have expected

screenplay, setting, characters and all

above average

 

just one little thing about the storyline

although I still couldn’t accept

how could a person sacrifices life

just to fulfill a childhood dream

they could have made a good couple

 

but this is an adapted script from a Korean movie

therefore.. you know

that kind of story

 

in short,

this isn’t that kind of movie

you expecting to give you the oh, ah and wows

but it’s a comfortable watch

 

and that kind that doesn’t really inspire you

to be a better person or what

but you come out feeling pretty good

 

frankly speaking

I was lured into cinema, after so long

moreover, going for it solo 

because I couldn’t get enough of Mark

after the Valentine’s movie 《LOVE 愛》

 

the leading character Gong Ning 宮寧

or later on turned out to

carry another identity, Lv Xia 呂夏

he is such a sweetheart

 

and I kind like Angelababy

in the first place

if she is some actress I could not stand

probably I would go crazy

seeing them kissing and hugging over and over again

I like this collaboration, indeed 

 

Mark Jau cried pretty a lot in the movie

just like the OST, 《哭得像小孩 Crying Like a Child》

not only for his girl

but also for his broken home and drunkard father,

who is Mark’s father for real

Mark Jau & his dad

 

Mark Jau X First Time 第一次之趙又廷

(I) the pretty blue side (!!!!!)

kill me, baby

it’s kinda silly

Mark Jau on a bicycle, First TimeMark Jau the walking jogging busMark Jau the walking jogging buse201213810225114fb5b27bdcbb7Mark Jau: Brown leather jacket x chambray shirt, First Timethe bright yet comfortable to eyes blue jacketbaby blue shirt with ethic print x cardibaby blue shirt with ethic print x cardithe all-blue cyclistthe navy blue jacketthe blue tracksuit

 

(II) the pretty sweet side

the rocker garage the snowing birthday surprise for Babyi love all the outdoor scenesStand By Me, Mark Jau, First Time, performed in a campus the "crazy" night, the borrowed oversized shirt from the bf wardrobebubbles-blowing scene, First Timethe ex GF, who made him smashed the guitar

 

the pretty dark side

the emo lead singer in a struggling bandthe rockers fightthe guilty conspirator the finally-turning sincere BF哭得像小孩,趙又廷,第一次 Crying like a Child, First Time OST

 

the son-ny side

the rainy days are when the dad got into troubles againthe only son who struggles in a broken home

 

the pretty silly side

the Donkey song in the theme park, 我有一只小毛驢how Anglebaby and Mark first bumped into each other 宮寧與宋思喬的相遇the sunburnt rocker

 

anyway

I got to find out that

all the clothes are sponsored by some specific brands

from Mainland China

so in other words,

these are not really what he wears as Mark Jau

 

but it’s a good job performed by

the costume design team and the sponsors

 

anyway

I probably will enter cinema for more Mark again

Mark Jau 趙又廷

 

First Time Movie Trailer / 《第一次》 電影預告

 

First Time Movie Trailer / 《第一次》 電影預告

 

First Time Movie Trailer / 《第一次》 電影預告

 

Stand by Me / Mark Jau 趙又廷 / First Time 第一次

 

the OSTs

theme song is written by Jay Chau

that is not the major attraction right here

sometimes, OSTs make more sense

after watching the movie, agree

lyric and scene which go hand in hand linger on

cover

 

哭得像小孩 / 趙又廷 / Crying Like a Child / Mark Jau

 

都要微笑好嗎 / Angelababy / First Time OST

 

安排 / Cindy 袁詠琳

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