F4 (Jerry, Vic, Ken and Vanness) reunites for Chinese New Year

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Well actually that greeting came a bit late! Haha.. but I still wanted to say it! Happy Seollal!

I have been so excited for the past few weeks when I read that the original F4 (Jerry Yan, Vic Zhou, Ken Chu and Vanness Wu)  were reuniting for a show for Chinese New Year.

f4 reunion

I knew that the show was pre-recorded and I have seen some fancams already but I actually waited for the video of the broadcast to be available before making this post. And today, I finally found a video!

Meteor Rain 流星雨

First Time 第一时间

I am not sure if a lot of the new Asian fans would recognize them, but to me they were the reason why I succumbed to the Asian invasion. Before them, I only knew of boy bands who were from Europe or North America. Didn’t really cared that much about Asian boys. Until there was F4!!!

I could still remember how crazy I was over them. Not only me, this craziness swept the Philippines and it opened doors to having more Taiwanese, Japanese and Korean dramas being show in the country. But they were always the first. They were the original Flower Boys! Before everyone knew Go Jun Pyo, everyone was talking about Dao Ming Si! Before Boys Over Flowers (Korean) and Hana Yori Dango (Japanese) there was Meteor Garden.

Now, as I see them together again, I can’t help grinning from ear to ear! OMG!!  I know they have become mature now (I don’t want to use old!!), but it doesn’t stop me from liking them still. I have honestly waited for this reunion to happen. I have read that they have wanted to have one for the last 3 years but because of their schedules, they couldn’t do it. But this year they did and thank heavens they did! And goodness me, they are still so handsome! Zai zai ai ni! (pardon this crazy fan!).

This really really made my day! Wish they would do something like this again!

Note: I have to say thanks to koalasplayground.com for posting this. My Chinese is not as good as my Korean so I couldn’t find the videos. To see the original post, please click here.

**credits: Jake Wang@yt + as tagged + koalasplayground.com

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All The Things You Never Knew – Wang Lee Hom

It’s an old Wang Lee Hom song released in 2010.. It’s 2012 and I’m just posting this now! kk

Actually I just finished watching his movie Love in Disguise, which he wrote, directed and starred in — and he also composed and sang the theme song. What can’t Wang Lee Hom do? 🙂 Not that I am complaining kk 🙂

I honestly did not know about this movie or about this song up until today. Yes, I know who Lee Hom is, but in 2010 I was pretty much adored Fei Lun Hai and Wilber Pan to notice him. Ergo, I’ve never seen this movie — only today. It’s not really a favorite of mine maybe because at this point it has become a common plot (see this is what happens when you watch too much dramas!).  But I really do like the music of the movie especially the theme song All The Things You Never Knew (你不知道的事).

I like the lyrics of the song! See this is what I like about Wang Lee Hom’s songs — the meaningful lyrics. It’s a slow ballad and in the video we sing him play the piano. Is it just me or he looks gorgeous playing that! kk fan girl alert! Anyway.. though this has been release awhile back, it’s still a very nice song!

Lyrics anyone?

All The Things You Never Knew (Pinyin)

 Wo fei xing Dang ni zui luo zhi ji
Hen kao jing Hai ting jian hu xi
Dui bu qi Wo que mei zhuo jin ni

Ni bu zhi dao wo wei shen me li kai ni
Wo jian chi bu neng shuo fang ren ni ku qi
Ni de lei di xiang qing pen da yu Sui luo man di
Zai xin li qing xi
Ni bu zhi dao wo wei shen me hen xia xin
Pan xuan zai ni kan bu jian de gao kong li
Duo de shi Ni bu zi dao de shi

Hu die zha ji chi yan jing
Cai xue hui fei xing
Ye kong sai man le xing xing
Dan ji ke hui luo di

Wo fei xing Dang ni zui luo zhi ji
Hen kao jing Hai ting jian hu xi
Dui bu qi Wo que mei zhuo jin ni

Ni bu zhi dao wo wei shen me li kai ni
Wo jian chi bu neng shuo fang ren ni ku qi
Ni de lei di xiang qing pen da yu Sui luo man di
Zai xin li qing xi
Ni bu zhi dao wo wei shen me hen xia xin
Pan xuan zai ni kan bu jian de gao kong li
Duo de shi Ni bu zi dao de shi

Wo fei xing Dang ni zui luo zhi ji
O O

Ni bu zhi dao wo wei shen me li kai ni
Wo jian chi bu neng shuo fang ren ni ku qi
Ni de lei di xiang qing pen da yu Sui luo man di
Zai xin li qing xi
Ni bu zhi dao wo wei shen me hen xia xin
Pan xuan zai ni kan bu jian de gao kong li
Duo de shi Ni bu zi dao de shi

All The Things You Never Knew (Translation) 

 How many times does a butterfly blink
Before it learns to fly?
The sky is sprinkled over with countless stars
But how many there will remain?

Even as I fly, you fall
So close I can hear you breathe
So sorry I didn’t keep hold of you

You don’t know why I had to leave you
How could I ignore your every cry
All the while the downpour of your tears shattering the ground
So clearly pierced my heart
You don’t know why I had to keep away
Circling in the sky above, just out of sight
So many are the things you never knew

How many times does a butterfly blink
Before it learns to fly?
The sky is sprinkled over with countless stars
But how many there will remain?

Even as I fly, you fall
So close I can hear you breathe
So sorry I didn’t keep hold of you

You don’t know why I had to leave you
How could I ignore your every cry
All the while the downpour of your tears shattering the ground
So clearly pierced my heart
You don’t know why I had to keep away
Circling in the sky above, just out of sight
So many are the things you never knew

Even as I fly, you fall
Oh Oh

You don’t know why I had to leave you
How could I ignore your every cry
All the while the downpour of your tears shattering the ground
So clearly pierced my heart
You don’t know why I had to keep away
Circling in the sky above, just out of sight
So many are the things you never knew

All The Things You Never Knew ( 你不知道的事)

蝴蝶眨几次眼睛
才学会飞行
夜空洒满了星星
但几颗会落地

我飞行 当你坠落之际
很靠近 还听见呼吸
对不起 我却没捉紧你

你不知道我为什么离开你
我坚持不能说放任你哭泣
你的泪滴想倾盆大雨 碎落满地
在心里清晰
你不知道我为什么狠下心
盘旋在你看不见的高空里
多的是 你不知道的事

蝴蝶眨几次眼睛
才学会飞行
夜空洒满了星星
但几颗会落地

我飞行 当你坠落之际
很靠近 还听见呼吸
对不起 我却没捉紧你

你不知道我为什么离开你
我坚持不能说放任你哭泣
你的泪滴想倾盆大雨 碎落满地
在心里清晰
你不知道我为什么狠下心
盘旋在你看不见的高空里
多的是 你不知道的事

我飞行 当你坠落之际
噢噢~

你不知道我为什么离开你
我坚持不能说放任你哭泣
你的泪滴想倾盆大雨 碎落满地
在心里清晰
你不知道我为什么狠下心
盘旋在你看不见的高空里
多的是 你不知道的事

**credits: sunset2712@blogspot + officialwangleehom@yt

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Dui Bu Qi 對不起我的中文不好 – Transition 前進樂團

A friend of mine shared this to me.

It’s a song from an English indie rock group called Transition called Dui Bu Qi.

From the english translation of the song, its talking about someone saying sorry because his Chinese is not good. This is a fun song and I am sure a lot can relate to this especially when you are trying to learn another language. I know I can (though the language I am learning is not Chinese, but it gives you the same feeling nonetheless).

A friend of mine actually shared this to me. When I first saw it I was laughing because that’s what I feel nowadays! So I wanted to share it. Its a very simple song with a simple melody and very easy to sing a long to! It hits the spot. According to their wiki profile, the guys have a large fan base in Asia and they like Taiwan. Maybe they may have had that experience while staying in Taiwan.

This is a fun fun fun song!

**credits: transitionofficial@yt

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Still In Love With You 依然愛你 – Wang Lee Hom 王力宏

OMG! Wang Lee Hom + Wong Fu Productions!! Can it get any better than this?

I know it has been about a week  since the video has been released but I still can’t get over it!

This is the video of Still In Love With You by Wang Lee Hom.

I have been a certified Wong Fu Production addict since I was in college (and let’s just say that about a few years back). I mean ever since I saw them doing the I’m Yours video for their friend’s wedding I’ve been hooked and I’ve never stopped watching their videos, even if its just a Vlog. There is just something about Wes, Phil and Ted! I sometimes wish I live in the States to see ISA! sigh… but anyway, their youtube videos always make me feel happy and sometimes sad.

Now Wang Lee Hom on the other hand is not only.. ahem.. handsome but he is such a talented person! I mean is there anything this man can’t do! He sings (oh yes he has a very nice voice and he is very popular in Taiwan and to those who listen to Mandopop).. He acts (Lust Caution and Little Big Soldier).. He plays musical instruments (violin, guitar, drums).. He even conducted an orchestra one time (believe me! they even documented that on CNN).. I can describe him in two words.. amazingly talented!

Now if you put them together you get an amazing MV. This is probably one of the best Mandopop MVs that I have seen. The concept is simple but the execution was fresh and its something you have never seen done. I love how they used the electronic calendar and the montages of the pictures on the calendar — telling the story of finding love then losing it and then finding it again. This is what I love about Wong Fu the most because they can make something so simple be something so extraordinary. And to think they only had limited time (very limited, I think it was one day or two days) to shoot it! Oh how adore thy talent!

I actually kind of miss Wang Lee Hom making this kind of music, so I am very very happy about this song. And of course his voice is so good.. again what can this guy not do (sorry I put too much emphasis as if he were a god or something, but give him a break the guy’s too talented)!! And did I mention how handsome he is? wahaha ok I have to stop being a fan girl. Though the song sounds a bit like a faster version of Tong Hua. Does anybody feel that way

I am just sooo elated about this collaboration! Kudos to Wong Fu Productions and Wang Lee Hom!

*credits: WongFuProductions@yt

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Lonely Northern Hemisphere – Ocean Ou

Before I became a fan of Kpop, I pretty much started with Chinese (Mandarin) songs. That was because I watched a lot of Taiwanese dramas. Blame it on Meteor Garden! That drama started my asian addiction.

One of the dramas I watched before was called Love Contract that starred Ariel Lin and Mike He. There was a song from the OST that really liked called Lonely Northern Hemisphere. It was sung by Ariel Lin. But little did I know that it was a cover!! Thanks to one of my Taiwanese friends. The original singer is Ocean Ou De Yang.

This is the song.

Apparently, Ocean Ou started out as a singer who used images for his videos and never showed his face at first. He only did so when he had a concert. But his songs are a hit in Taiwan. And this song has become a favorite of mine. Though I like Ariel Lin’s version, I like the original better. If you listen to both, there is a slight difference in the lyrics. His voice is sweet and relaxing and that’s why I like it better.

This is Ariel Lin‘s version… thumbs up for Mike He being in the video!!

 

 Anyway, I am posting the lyrics and translation for Ocean Ou’s version. For Ariel Lin’s version, there are a lot available online so it would not be too hard to search.  Enjoy singing

Lonely Northern Hemisphere (Pinyin) 

 yong wo de wan an pei ni
chi zhao can
ji de ba xiang nian
chun zai pu man
wo wang zhe man tian xing zai shan
ting niu lang dui zhe nu shuo yao yong gan

bei pa wo men zai di qiu de liang duan
kan wo de wen hou
qi zhe mo tan
fei yong guang shu fei dao
ni mian qian
yao ni neng kan dao shi zi xing you bei ji xing zhou ban

sao le wo de shou bei dang zhen tou
ni xi bu xi guan
ni de wang shu jing wang bu dao wo bei ban qiu de gu dan
tai ping yang de chao shui gen zhe di qiu lai hui xuan zhuan
wo hui nai xin de deng
sui shi huan ying ni kao an
sao le wo de huai bao dang nuan nu
ni xi bu xi guan
E gei ni zhao pian kan bu dao wo bei ban qiu de gu dan
shi jie zai da liang ke zhen xin jiu neng
hu xiang qu nuan
xiang nian bu hui tou lan
wo de meng tong tong ge ni bao guan

bei pa wo men zai di qiu de liang duan
kan wo de wen hou
qi zhe mo tan
fei yong guang shu fei dao
ni mian qian
yao ni neng kan dao shi zi xing you bei ji xing zhou ban

sao le wo de shou bei dang zhen tou
ni xi bu xi guan
ni de wang shu jing wang bu dao wo bei ban qiu de gu dan
tai ping yang de chao shui gen zhe di qiu lai hui xuan zhuan
wo hui nai xin de deng
sui shi huan ying ni kao an
sao le wo de huai bao dang nuan nu
ni xi bu xi guan
E gei ni zhao pian kan bu dao wo bei ban qiu de gu dan
shi jie zai da liang ke zhen xin jiu neng
hu xiang qu nuan
xiang nian bu hui tou lan
wo de meng tong tong ge ni bao guan

sao le wo de shou bei dang zhen tou
ni xi bu xi guan
ni de wang shu jing wang bu dao wo bei ban qiu de gu dan
tai ping yang de chao shui gen zhe di qiu lai hui xuan zhuan
wo hui nai xin de deng
sui shi huan ying ni kao an
sao le wo de huai bao dang nuan nu
ni xi bu xi guan
E gei ni zhao pian kan bu dao wo bei ban qiu de gu dan
shi jie zai da liang ke zhen xin jiu neng
hu xiang qu nuan
xiang nian bu hui tou lan
wo de meng tong tong ge ni bao guan

Lonely Northern Hemisphere (Translation)  

Use your morning to accompany me to eat dinner
Remember to put feelings of longing into the piggy bank
I am looking at the shining stars all over the sky
Listen to Niu Lang tell Zhi Nu that she must be brave

Not scared that we are in different parts of Earth
Watch your greetings sit on a magic carpet
As it flies to me at the speed of light
You allow me to see the North Star become a companion of the Cross Star

I still have not gotten used to having your arm as my pillow
Your telescope cannot capture the loneliness of my northern hemisphere
The Pacific Ocean’s tide whirl along with Earth’s rotation
I will patiently wait, wait until the day you approach shore
I still have not gotten used to having your bosom as my warming stove
In the picture I e-mailed you, the loneliness of my northern hemisphere cannot be seen
No matter how big the world is, our sincerity will keep each other warm
My feelings of longing will not slack off; all of my dreams have been stored for you

Not scared that we are in different parts of Earth
Watch your greetings sit on a magic carpet
As it flies to me at the speed of light
You allow me to see the North Star become a companion of the Cross Star

I still have not gotten used to having your arm as my pillow
Your telescope cannot capture the loneliness of my northern hemisphere
The Pacific Ocean’s tide whirl along with Earth’s rotation
I will patiently wait, wait until the day you approach shore
I still have not gotten used to having your bosom as my warming stove
In the picture I e-mailed you, the loneliness of my northern hemisphere cannot be seen
No matter how big the world is, our sincerity will keep each other warm
My feelings of longing will not slack off; all of my dreams have been stored for you

I still have not gotten used to having your arm as my pillow
Your telescope cannot capture the loneliness of my northern hemisphere
The Pacific Ocean’s tide whirl along with Earth’s rotation
I will patiently wait, wait until the day you approach shore
I still have not gotten used to having your bosom as my warming stove
In the picture I e-mailed you, the loneliness of my northern hemisphere cannot be seen
No matter how big the world is, our sincerity will keep each other warm
My feelings of longing will not slack off; all of my dreams have been stored for you

Lonely Northern Hemisphere (Chinese)  

用我的晚安陪你吃早餐
记得把想念存进扑满
我望着满天星在闪
听牛郎对织女说要勇敢

别怕我们在地球的两端
看我的问候骑着魔毯
飞用光速飞到你面前
要你能看到十字星有北极星作伴

少了我的手臂当枕头你习不习惯
你的望远镜望不到我北半球的孤单
太平洋的潮水跟着地球来回旋转
我会耐心地等随时欢迎你靠岸
少了我的怀抱当暖炉你习不习惯
E给你照片看不到我北半球的孤单
世界再大两颗真心就能互相取暖
想念不会偷懒我的梦通通给你保管

别怕我们在地球的两端
看我的问候骑着魔毯
飞用光速飞到你面前
要你能看到十字星有北极星作伴

少了我的手臂当枕头你习不习惯
你的望远镜望不到我北半球的孤单
太平洋的潮水跟着地球来回旋转
我会耐心地等随时欢迎你靠岸
少了我的怀抱当暖炉你习不习惯
E给你照片看不到我北半球的孤单
世界再大两颗真心就能互相取暖
想念不会偷懒我的梦通通给你保管

少了我的手臂当枕头你习不习惯
你的望远镜望不到我北半球的孤单
太平洋的潮水跟着地球来回旋转
我会耐心地等随时欢迎你靠岸
少了我的怀抱当暖炉你习不习惯
E给你照片看不到我北半球的孤单
世界再大两颗真心就能互相取暖
想念不会偷懒我的梦通通给你保管

If you like it, click here for Ocean Ou’s version and here for Ariel Lin’s version

**credits: chinesemusicblog.com + bokashi and churongnho07@yt

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