Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sergeant Tabloid: Episode 12-13

This is a really funny scene in episode 12. Niki's character was often teased and pranked by Michael's character, who is a reporter. This time, Niki decided to get him back. When Michael was about to confess to the girl he loves, Niki suddenly popped up out of nowhere and said to him how she knew he has liked her (Niki) all this time and she likes him too, which made Michael feel really awkward in front of his girl. Of course he rejected her in the end but Niki knew she has gotten her revenge!!

Look at both of their faces. Priceless!!

When Michael was about to leave, Niki even said that she'll wait for him!! :D
Michael looked so troubled!!

And after he left, look at her...

I love the evil smile in the last picture!!

One thing I really like about this series is the bond Niki and her friends share. They treat each other like sisters. This is definitely much better than those palace/family scheming scenes. Normally when they get together, they do boxing.

When one person has trouble, they all come out and comfort that person. Like this scene in episode 13 when Koni was crying, they called each other out and talked to her.

Friday, April 6, 2012

[Movie] You Are the Apple of My Eye 《那些年,我們一起追的女孩》

This is non-TVB related but I want to share this with you guys. I don't follow movies so I didn't know about this when it came out last year. I first came across its theme song, I love it so I did a quick search on it and learned that this movie is quite popular. I finally got a chance to watch it last month and I want to post something about it before I forget.

This movie is a semi-autobiography by the Taiwanese author Giddens Ko. It's technically a romantic story between the two leads told from the guy's perspective. The story began in 1994 and ended in the present time. It follows their journey from high school to university to adulthood. The love depicted here is nothing gross. It's rather simple, pure and genuine. The whole movie has none of the so-called "dramatic" factors or any must-watch scenes but it will sneakily evoke your emotions. For those who have experienced or gone through the Asian educational system, this movie really did bring back a lot of memories. The strict school uniform/hairdo rules, the announcing-your-grades-to-the-whole-class custom, the out-of-nowhere punishment, the cruel never-ending "final" examinations that will determine your future, etc, etc..., everything was shown here.

The story line is rather simple. A group of high school students had a crush on their classmate and each of them would try to impress her in their own ways. After graduation, each person went on a different path in life but everyone still maintained his genuine love for her. And finally, they all met again in a wedding party. The ending was bittersweet. It showed the cruelty of fate and time, the innocence and ignorance of youth. However, everything doesn't matter anymore in the end because they all learned that loving one person is to see that person happy, no matter what the outcome is. And more importantly, the friendship they shared was able to survive and stand strong till the end.

I would give this movie an 8/10 and I do think that everyone should watch it. The theme song Those Years《那些年》 sung by Hu Xia fits this movie perfectly and is really nice. It is one of my favorite songs now.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Cherry Blossoms!!

I was stunned when I saw them the other day when I was walking around my campus. They didn't fully bloom yet but were still lovely!!

Status update - I'm almost done Let It Be Love and Bottled Passion. I will try to finish these two during the long weekend. I'm watching Sergeant Tabloid right now. It's ok but sometimes a bit overdramatic. However, it managed to have some humorous scenes along with some teary moments... Overall, enjoyable!!

P.S. I was so happy to hear that Psychological Warfare (心戰) is airing after Gloves Come Off. I don't know if it's confirmed yet but please tell me that it's true!! Lots of Chik's series this year eh?!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Random picture of Kenneth and Tavia

I found this pic at Tavia's weibo. I thought it's really cute. Love Kenneth and Tavia here!!

Credit to Tavia's Sina Weibo

P.S. I suddenly really miss Kenneth from A Fistful of Stances so I made a new banner featuring his character Koo Yu Tong :)