Hiatus…..

Hi all,

As you noticed, it’s been a while since I last reviewed any drama. No, it’s not because I lost interest in review and no, it’s not because I lost interest in Ch. 8 Drama.

In case some of you are unaware, XinMSN (formerly MobTV) has blocked all drama access for overseas account and they did it without warning (which frustrated me to no end!). I tried to get a response from XinMSN management one way or another and so far, I don’t have any luck. Obviously, I can’t review if I don’t get the chance to watch. So frustrating! especially when you grew up with Ch. 8 serials and so happen you need to move to other country for school/work!!!

Ok, enough of my whining! 🙂
So, will I keep this page? Absolutely! However, I doubt I’ll do any new review on new drama (unless I managed to watch it somehow and somewhere).

I am pulling out my old notes and will upload old drama reviews. If there’s particular drama that you like to get review (or summarize), let me know and if I have it, I’ll make it priority for uploading….

Thank you all for the e-mails and notes!!!! Each and every one of them is very important for me.

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Star Awards 2010 (红星大奖 2010): THE RESULTS

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The annual Star Awards is here again! Has it really been a year? Time flies. It is also been a while since I put something in this blog and thought I really need to start pay more attentions to this blog (considering that my daytime job is finally on a secured place).

Hopefully, this is a new “start” is my motivation to start writing again.

So, here’s the results for 2010 Star Awards.

* 2010 Best Drama

Together ( 当我们同在一起)

There isn’t a surprise in this category (well, at least for me). I know a lot of the buzz is for “The Housewives Holiday”, but I was rooting for “Together”.

* 2010 Best Actor

Chen Hanwei (陈汉伟)

In all honesty, just like last year, I was hoping for Tay Ping Hui to grab this award. His performance in “The Ultimatum” was brilliant.

But, with “auntie-look Ye Zhengkang” from Chen Hanwei, Tay Pinghui is really up with tough opponent.  With 4th win, Chen Hanwei will soon stand side by side in “Best Actor” record with Xie Shaoguang.

* 2010 Best Actress

Chen Liping ((陈莉萍)

She made it again! She is truly a dark horse in the catagory (since all the focuses were on Ann Kok and Jeannette Aw). Veteran rules! 🙂

* 2010 Best Supporting Actor

Zhu Hou Ren (朱厚任)

Well deserved award! He was brilliant  in “Reunion Dinner”. Adorable yet heartwarming character at the same time. Although, I agree that all nominees delivered their own briliant perfomances, none deserved this award more than Zhu Houren.

* 2010 Best Supporting Actresses

Constance Song (宋怡霏)

This year is truly a “veteran” year! No, she is not a famous star and no, she is your typical idol, but she always delivered a great perfomance for every characters ever thrown at her. Consider her tough opponents in this category, she was the dark horse, but she made it at the end! Another well deserved award.

* 2010 Top 10 Most Popular Actors (alphabetically)

1.  Bryan Wong (王禄江)

2.  Chen Han Wei (陈 汉玮)

3.  Dai Yang Tian (戴阳天) – 1st win

4. Dennis Chew (周崇庆) – 1st win

5.  Elvin Ng (黄俊 雄)

6.  Guo Liang (郭亮) – when was the last time he made it to the top 10?

7.  Qi Yuwu (戚玉武)

8. Tay Ping Hui (郑斌辉) – 9th win

9.  Zhang Yao Dong (张耀栋)

10. Zheng Ge Ping (郑各评)

With both Christopher Lee and Mark Lee ascend to the elite pedestal, 2 spots open up for grab. Again, like all previous years, this is one catagory that you really can’t predict. All 20 actors had equal chance until the very last minute. This year mark the 1st nomination and 1st win for newcomer Dai Yangtian. With smooth sailing, Tay Ping Hui will join the elite rank in 2012. Trailing close behind him is Chen Hanwei with 7th win this year.

* 2009 Top 10 Most Popular Actresses (again, alphabetically)

1.  Felicia Chin (陈靓瑄)

2.  Jeanette Aw (欧萱)

3.  Jessica Liu (刘芷绚)

4.  Joanne Peh (白薇秀)

5. Michelle Chia (谢韵仪)

6.  Quan Yi Fong (权怡凤)

7.  Rui En (瑞恩)

8.  Vivian Lai (赖怡 伶)

9.  Xiang Yun (向 云) – 10th win

10. Yvonne Lim (林湘萍)

The ladies list is the same as last year, except for Ivy Lee. She is replaced by Michelle Chia this year. Xiang Yun scored her 10th! Next year, she will be up at the pedestal for “All Time Favorites”

Interesting fact: it seems the ladies and the men are alternating the spotlight for “All Time Favorites”. ’09 was Huang Biren (& no male), ’10 is Mark and Christopher Lee (& no female), ’11 will be Xiang Yun (& none of the male will qualify), and if everything goes well, 2012 will be Tay Pinghui’s turn (& none of the female will qualify).

So, that will be all my comments. Again,  I am not too into other categories as some of them I am not even familiar with. I am not to go open that can of worm just yet…: D

For Best Theme Song (Drama) is Together《当我们同在一起》 – 《我们》 by  Kelvin Tan Wei Lian 陈伟联. It is my favorite so I am happy! 🙂

For complete list of the results, click here.

For all the winners, once again, CONGRATULATIONS! For all the rest, no worries. We will have next year!

Singapore: The Unbroken Cycle (解连环)

This 5-episodes serials was produced back in 1996 by TCS (present day Mediacorp). Is it 12 years already? Shesh! I was like yesterday! Anyhow, it is one of my favorite serial! I love Thomas Ong and Fann Wong pairing. I remember I was totally smitten by Thomas Ong’s boyish charms =D.

While it was a short drama, I found the storyline very interesting. I get the chance to re-watch it recently and I am still find the storyline interesting.  I hope readers find it interesting too…  The review can be find on right panel under “Mediacorp review”. Click away then! and enjoy…

Singapore: The Little Nyonya (小娘惹)

The reviews for Little Nyonya is finally done.

Please refer to the right panel under “Singapore Reviews”

Reviews…reviews…and more reviews…

Hmm…Finally find time to start on my drama reviews. The fact that my friends will definitely be cheering on. LOL

So, here is the first page, and it happen to be one of TVB classic “Detective Investigation Files” that I recently re-watch.

Just a word of caution: ALL the reviews that I write or will write will most probably contain spoilers. I know some of them are old serials, but not all of you watched what I already watched – I know some of my friend haven’t. Another thing is I write the review because of my particular interests in drama, especially Mediacorp (Singapore) and TVB (HK). Most of them are the series that I recently watch and some of them are based on my memories. Basic line: it is not perfect.

Obviously, I can’t tell readers what drama to like and not to like (or even hate), so whatever I put in my reviews is purely my opinion. So, I certainly welcome any suggestions, info, or even opinions on any particular series. Just don’t throw me hate mails…:D

Healing Hands I (妙手仁心 I)

My friend(s) – you know who you are – told me like 100 times, “You need to watch this TVB drama if you like ER”. I was like, what is has to do with ER? Then I decided to give it a go. Mind you it is very tough for me to watch TVB drama because first and foremost, I don’t understand Cantonese. So, I finally find the Mandarin version and rent it. I told myself, serial with Lawrence Ng and Bowie Lam should not be that boring. 2 episodes in, I called my friend and she said, “I told you so!” I am totally into the series and I finished the entire serial (22 episodes) in a week!

Healing Hands I is Hongkong version of ER and first broadcast in 1999 ( I know I am a bit late but oh well). It is not as tense and blood everywhere scenes as ER, but it is a medical drama that surround not only the patients but also the life of the doctors. Starring HK famous male leads Lawrence Ng Kai Wah, Bowie Lam Boo Yee, William So Yong Hwing, etc. Female leads are Ada Choi, Flora Chan, etc…

Lawrence Ng gave me a totally new impression. I can totally see the different between this one and his previous works and his chemistry with Ada Choi is wonderful.   I am not surprised when my friend told me that they won favorite on- screen couple with this drama and its sequel back in 1999.

So, I guess a detail review page should be up soon about this drama …. hopefully 🙂

Hello world!

I always want to start a blog so I tell myself: it’s 2008, a new year, a new start.. Voila! Here is my first blog ever.

No solid plan on what I will write in this blog, but I am pretty sure that will mostly contain reviews of drama serial (Mediacorp or TVB)  that I ever watch. The one that I love, like, and/or hate…. 🙂