News: Jiro Wang Stranded in Holland

22 04 2010

Jiro Wang who went to Amsterdam, Holland to do some photoshoots for his art photobook, was supposed to be back in Taiwan April 19 but due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland, he has been forced to stay in Holland. Luckily Jiro is a very optimistic guy because he won’t be able to take a flight home until Friday at the earliest. Due to too many tourists left stranded in Europe as a result of the eruption, food and accomodation costs have trebled, with a crew of over 10 people in Holland, it’s expected that they will have to spend an extra $NT1.5 million.

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Besides this, the meteorological office of South Korea has predicted that the volcanic ash will reach the Korean Peninsula and China’s north/east on April 20. In regards to the weather in Taiwan, the weather bureau has expressed that the chance of the volcanic ash affecting Taiwan shouldn’t be very big.

Not knowing when he’ll be back, many fans have been very worried even communicating online with fans from Europe, trying to find out whether Jiro is okay. Artist Jiro Wang, “Hello everyone, I’m tourist Da Dong. Originally I was going to return to Taiwan but have a look behind me.”

The entire airport was empty, there weren’t even any workers at the counter. Originally Jiro was going to return to Taiwan on April 19 but due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland, he has become stranded. Jiro Wang: “But I’m still fine you see, full of energy Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »





TWDramas (Ratings & Reviews): It Started With a Kiss

23 01 2010

It Started With a Kiss (惡作劇之吻)

Summary: Based on the popular Japanese manga Itazura na Kiss (イタズラなKiss), this 2005 drama was a huge hit in Taiwan. Yuan Xiang Qing is a clumsy, bumbling high school girl with a longtime crush on the school’s handsome genius, Jiang Zhi Shu. During their senior year, she finally summons up the courage to confess her feelings in a love letter. However, Zhi Shu pointedly ignores her and doesn’t even take the letter. Publicly humiliated, Xiang Qing decides to give up her feelings. But an earthquake strikes and Xiang Qing’s poorly constructed house collapses. With nowhere to go, she and her father move in with one of her father’s old friends, only to discover that he’s the father of none other than Zhi Shu! Living under the same roof means that they have no way of avoiding each other. It’s a complicated love game, especially since Zhi Shu seems to warm up to Xiang Qing more and more. Starring Ariel Lin (林依晨), Joe Cheng (鄭元暢), Jiro Wang (汪東城).

Review: Okay, I’m just going to say this, I loved it. This was my FIRST (and I repeat, FIRST) Taiwanese drama. My sister introduced me to it. I think that Ariel and Joe have a great chemistry, although Read the rest of this entry »





Celebrity of the Day: Rainie Yang

22 01 2010

Rainie was born Yáng Chénglín (楊丞琳) in Taiwan. She first debuted in the entertainment industry as a member of the girl group, 4 in Love. There, all the girls were assigned names with references to weather. The group achieved mediocre success and disbanded in 2002. Yang continued pursuing a career in the industry, hosting television shows (such as ‘Guess Guess Guess’).

Her big break came when she starred in the hit CTV drama, Devil Beside You (惡魔在身邊), in 2005. The same year, she also released her first album, My Intuition (曖昧) which included two songs from the TV drama.The album achieved a high level of success and created a record of being the only debut album in the Chinese music industry to reach platinum status.

Soon after, Yang released her second album Read the rest of this entry »