News: Rainie’s Waiting for Love

1 04 2010

From “girl group” to “cute princess”, then stepping into “half mature lady”, before finally becoming a “woman waiting for love”, it has already been 10 years since Rainie Yang entered showbiz. This year is her 5th as a solo artist, and with the opportunity to have a concert in Taiwan, her career is progressing quite smoothly. However, her love life has been quite empty. Seeing her good friend Isabella Leong with a blissful married life, Rainie wishes her happiness, but at the same time isn’t jealous. “My happiness comes from performing onstage, and being loved by my fans.”

10 years ago, Rainie was a member of the four girl group 4 in Love, and after they disbanded and went their various ways, Rainie started her solo career 5 years ago. Entering her fifth year this year, Rainie will be having her first ever paid show in Taiwan. Previously, Taiwanese artists had to give free performances, but because of a large market, it was considered a promotional fee to perform. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Taiwanese Stars Head to India for World Vision

27 03 2010

World Vision Taiwan spokespeople, actress and actors Sylvia Chang, Mike He, Joe Cheng headed on a plane to visit a Taiwan funded program for poor children in India. Sylvia Chang plans to raise money for a school for these children. Joe Cheng and Mike He will be preparing nutritious food for them so that they will grow up healthily.

Five years ago, Sylvia Chang was in India for an interview. A girl named Nitya told her that she was afraid of going out to school. So Sylvia helped pay for Nitya’s study, medical and basic expenses and warmly encouraged the girl to go to school. Nitya then had the chance to go to school and introduce herself to new friends.

With tears in her eyes, Sylvia said: “Even though Nitya passed away not long ago, she had the chance to experience love and being loved in her short life. This is a privilege all children should be entitled to!”

Sylvia will be guiding Joe Cheng and Mike He when they head to India. She expressed that she Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrity of the Day: Ariel Lin

27 03 2010

Ariel Lin (林依晨) was born in Taipei on October 29, 1982. She is amongst the most prominent Taiwanese actresses of today and also debuted as a singer. Not only that, she also released two books: ‘Ariel Lin’s New York Bagel Diary (林依晨的紐約貝果日記)’ and ‘Ariel’s Blog (林家女孩依晨的青春部落格)’.

Her first drama was ‘True Love 18 (十八歲的約定)’ in 2002. After, she acted in a variety of shows. Her big break came in 2004 when she starred alongside Mike He (賀軍翔) in the hit drama ‘Love Contract (愛情合約).

But Ariel’s biggest hit came the year after, in 2005 when she starred in the Taiwanese drama, ‘It Started With a Kiss (惡作劇之吻)’ with Joe Cheng (鄭元暢). The drama met with wild reviews and helped her rise to fame. The two later co-starred again in the drama’s sequel: ‘They Kiss Again (惡作劇2吻)’ as well as another drama: ‘Love or Bread (我的億萬麵包)’.

She also starred as Huang Rong (黃蓉) in the 2008 wuxia TV series, Legend of the Condor Heroes (射彫英雄傳). This was a television adaption of Read the rest of this entry »

Fashion & Style: Get Kim So Eun’s Hairstyle

11 02 2010

Kim So Eun (김소은) is a rising young star in South Korea. And her hair is absolutely beautiful. I first noticed it in Boys Before Flowers. It just always seemed so shiny and silky and bouncy!

For her Chu Ga Eul hairstyle, she’s layered it quite a bit at the front and parted it at the side. It’s lovely how Read the rest of this entry »

Download: Ariel Lin (林依晨) – Blissful Encounter Album

27 01 2010

Download the Taiwanese actress and singer, Ariel Lin’s (林依晨), newest album, Blissful Encounter (幸福遇見).


01. 淚光雨 (Tears In The Rain)
02. 螢火蟲 (Firefly)
04. 依靠 (Rely On)
05. 你的味道 (Your Flavor)
06. 接近無限的藍 (Closer To The Unlimited Blue)
07. 惡作劇 (Mischief)
08. 甜蜜花園 (Sweet Garden)
09. 麵包的滋味 (The Taste Of Bread)
10. 愛 (Love)

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Celebrity of the Day: Inoue Mao

27 01 2010

Plenty of people have seen the extremely popular Japanese drama, Hana Yori Dango. The pretty Inoue Mao (井上 真央), born January 9, 1987, was the main actress of the drama. She has been acting for a long time, starring in small roles ever since the young age of five. But it was in 1999 in the drama, Kids War (キッズ・ウォー ~ざけんなよ~) that audiences began to really take notice of the rising star.

In 2005, Mao dominated the screens with Hana Yori Dango (花より男子) where she starred as Makino Tsukushi (牧野 つくし) alongside the band, Arashi’s, member Matsumoto Jun (松本 潤). The drama was hugely successful (note: see JDrama section for Ratings & Review) and the sequel, Hana Yori Dango Returns (花より男子 ~リターンズ~) aired in 2007 under great anticipation.

Mao enrolled in Meiji University at the age of 19 where she studied theater and literature. Her Read the rest of this entry »

News: Nino and Asami Seen Together

27 01 2010

The latest Shuukan Josei reports that Arashi member Ninomiya Kazunari (二宮 和也) and Nodame Cantabile actress Mizukawa Asami (水川 あさみ) went out for a meal together at a nabe restaurant in Shibuya. While Ninomiya is rumoured to be dating Nagasawa Masami (長澤 まさみ), many speculate it was done behind her back, or that he was seeing both of them at the same time. However, it’s said that Ninomiya and Mizukawa became good friends after collaborating together in Abunai Hokago back in 1999. Mizukawa also collaborated with Nagasawa in the 2008 drama Last Friends. So perhaps it was entirely a friendly outing.

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