Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
This dog is a Springer Spaniel trained to sniff out flammable fluids at a shopping centre in Beijing. It (don’t know if it’s a male or female dog so I have to say “it”) started work two days ago.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
There’s more on the stones mentioned in yesterday’s blog entry on A-do’s Sina blog.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Me: (inwardly) Hey wasn’t the floral tea shop in Love Bakery called 黄金菊 Huang Jin Ju (Golden Chrysanthemum)?
As we wanted to watch Forensic Heroes on Channel U, we changed channels. After a while a scene where Yoyo Mung was driving past a Mercedes-Benz sign came on.
Me: (inwardly again) In Love Bakery A-do was working at a Mercedes-Benz workshop…
Read my Chinese text at
my Baidu blog: http://hi.baidu.com/%B3%CF%D0%C4%B3%C9%D2%E5%D4%C2%C3%F7%D7%D3/blog/item/2638df010d8bf6097aec2ce9.html
Monday, December 1, 2008
Listen to Xue Rong Hua on sina: http://ent.sina.com.cn/y/v/2006-08-16/19591203754.html
Friday, November 28, 2008
And he will be singing 2 songs.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Now, I wish that would happen to me.
Friday, November 14, 2008
I particularly like the transliteration of Jose (A-do’s character) for In Love with Carmen. The usual transliteration is 荷西, but the name of A-do’s role here is 何曦, which can also be interpreted as a Chinese name, with 何 as the family name He, and 曦 as a personal name meaning “dawn”.
I think I will still watch A-do’s episodes first on the ntv7 website though.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Time: 25 December 2008, 8pm
Venue: The Colosseum at Caesers Palace, Las Vegas
Ticket prices: US$88/US$128/US$228/US$288
Thanks to ob_greenny at JJ’s official youyou forum: http://bbs.youyou.com/viewthread.php?tid=74423
Monday, November 10, 2008
View ad on A-do’s official pixnet blog: http://snowado.pixnet.net/blog/post/9055926
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I heard it was also a song in 《爱情烘焙屋》 Ai Qing Hong Bei Wu (Love Bakery). (Speaking of which, I hope the DVD set Ping sent to me hasn’t been lost, it’s been 2 months! I emailed MDA last night to enquire if they are checking my copy of the 25-30 episode show.)
Saturday, October 25, 2008
A-do has received a total of 3 awards in 2002 and 2003 combined: Best Newcomer (Gold) and Local Newcomer with the Most Potential in 2002, and Best Local Singer (together with Stefanie Sun) in 2003. These are the screenshots from the Singapore Hit Awards official site this year:
And here are the photos!
Making acceptance speech for Best Local Singer. The presenters were Selina and Hebe from S.H.E. (standing behind) and David Tao (not in photo).
Presenting the Best Newcomer Awards with Fish Leong. A-do had the pleasure of presenting JJ's Gold award.
There is also a group photo of all the award winners from Teens/Teenage, will dig it up when my holidays begin.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
The good news is that registration is not restricted to Malaysians.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Like when he and a fan were supposed to act out a skit where she forgot to buy for him and the number he wanted came out as the 1st prize, his response was, “What…!” and then “Never mind… I am sure I will win the 1st prize again next week.” It was only a skit, but it spoke volumes of how he didn’t want to hurt another person’s feelings.
When he was throwing posters to the crowd, one fell onto the downward escalator which was some distance away from the stage. He immediately said, “Oh, careful!” to the people who were fighting for the poster near the railing. (I saw one guy from that group run down to retrieve the poster later.)
During my turn onstage, my hands were full with the album and camera and I was so engrossed in passing on the message from the forum people that I almost forgot to shake A-do’s hand. After hearing the message, his reply was, “Thank you, thank you for your support!” and then he stretched out his hand. Not too different from my 1st time in 2004, when my camera had switched off and he told us, “Your camera flash wasn’t on just now.” This is why I have been so eagerly awaiting his albums for the past few years.
The people in charge of running the session were generally nice, just like what I saw when I went to get A-do’s signature in 2004 and 2006. Miss Xiao Xiong, who accompanied A-do to Jurong Point yesterday, said thank you to the fans who went onstage to get their albums signed, and the people from radio 1003 were keeping an eye on the little kids who were present.
One more thing I almost forgot to mention: The booth selling albums at the venue were soon out of stock, looks like more people than expected showed up!
xin.sg report and video: http://www.xin.sg/article.php?category=81&article=13439
Incidentally, the covers of the Singapore and mainland Chinese/Taiwan editions of the album are different. This is my Singapore edition album.
And this is the official wallpaper with the photo used for the mainland Chinese/Taiwanese album cover. I downloaded this from the Ocean Butterflies website in Taiwan after the album release and set it as my computer wallpaper.
This song has been out for nearly 6 years, and I have been listening to it through secondary school, JC (Singaporean equivalent of high school) and now university. It never fails to cheer me up! (*^_^*)
四个字 坚持到底 喔~~
四个字 坚持到底 喔~~
不管有多苦 我会全心全意 爱你到底
你竟然温柔的说一句 感觉累的时候 让我抱紧 喔~~
Listen at A-do’s official youyou website: http://ado.youyou.com/skin/ado/player/YouYouPlayer-debug.html?cmd=PLAYSONG540
I believe this photo was taken by Malaysian newspaper Sin Chew Daily in early 2006, because of this next photo:
Translation of message: To Sin Chew Daily readers, may you prosper in the year of the Dog and have your wishes come true.
But by then, all of us will probably have long gone.
This made me think of JJ Lin’s 2005 song, 《一千年以后》Yi Qian Nian Yi Hou (A Thousand Years Later), one of my favourites from that album.
Listen at JJ’s official website at youyou: http://jj.youyou.com/skin/jjv2/player/YouYouPlayer-debug.html?cmd=PLAYSONG52
Friday, October 17, 2008
Dug this up when checking my visitor statistics just now.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
A-do said he hopes his album will be out by the end of this year. I hope so too, it’s just been over a year since his last Release.
Poll on sina (simplified Chinese): http://ent.sina.com.cn/f/s/2008mrdcsurvey/index.shtml
Multiple voting is possible. A-do is listed as a Hong Kong/Taiwan male singer on the list.
Part 1: Hu Ling’s account of her birthday celebration on 5 July 2008
Part 2: 30 July 2008: Sequel to Kiki Hu Ling’s birthday party
Thursday, October 9, 2008
The tune may sound familar, because this song was eventually recorded by Hong Kong girl duo Twins as 我很想爱他 (I really want to love him) A-do recorded this song in 2006 for a charity organisation in Taiwan called 阶梯梦想基金会 (which I shall take the liberty to translate as Step Dreams Organisation) which sends children from poor families to school, if I remember correctly. It's a nice and simple song, and I was a little disappointed when it wasn't chosen as one of the songs in his album.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
This is another blog entry linked to Sally’s post, written by an Anita: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_49a9f0590100ap4z.html
She gave A-do the Best Live Performance Award. :) One photo from the Chinese media up there.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Date: 22 October 2008
Time: 9:45pm (Singapore/Malaysia time)
Each episode will be uploaded on the website by the next day. As the video pages include the coding to paste the video on your own page like what Youtube does, I will be pasting the videos here too. More details when my midterm ends next Wednesday and I return to youyou.
Based on the Google results, it seems that he specialises in Korean folk drama.
Discovery of the day: not only can you register the character 杜 in a Japanese personal name, you can also do so in a Korean name.
Much A-do about...: A Japanese阿杜?
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I said, “Luckily it didn’t roll inside, or we will need A-do’s help to retrieve it.”
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
We can all heave a sigh of relief now! And nice photos!
But why wasn't there any prominent ad in the media about this event? Or should I say, why no mention that A-do would be there?
My previous post:
Much A-do about...: If you have read the report in today’s papers
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Thank you so much JJ. And you look quite cool in period costume. Been popping by your photo sub-forum on youyou for the past few days to get photos from that day.
Sina report (mainland China): http://ent.sina.com.cn/y/2008-09-11/04012164735.shtml
I walked into the nearest cubicle and then
Saw a book lying on the ledge behind the toilet bowl.
On closer examination I discovered it was I Write A Page by Kit Chan, A-do’s 师姐 shi jie/先輩 senpai. It wasn’t a library book because it didn’t have any library labels. And it was almost new, complete with a CD.
I put the book in my bag before I did what I had to do, and then brought the book to the enquiry counter after I was done.
So if you are a female (I assume the book owner is female because I found it in the Ladies) who misplaced this book in a local university library, that might have been your book I found today.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I received the following SMS from lanmei this morning:
(《抬起头》is a rock song of A-do’s I wrote about here.)
It’s just slightly less than 2 hours to the end of the day, but still, happy Mid Autumn!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
One of the first thoughts to pop into my head was, “Oh, so now A-do is not the only 大先輩Dai-Senpai /大师兄Da Shi Xiong I know of now.”
Actually there are 2 terms for 先輩senpai /senior in Chinese, 学长xue zhang (for guys) /学姐xue jie (for girls) for those you knew in school, and 师兄shi xiong (for guys)/师姐shi jie (for girls) for other contexts. For the latter, this is the definition given in HansMaster:
1. senior fellow apprentice
2. the son of one's master (older than oneself)
3. father's apprentice (older than oneself)
And OB has a 大後輩Dai Kohai /大师弟Da Shi Di/oldest junior! That’s Jeff Chang who joined OB in August 2006. I am trying to find the page where I first read that.
But in this report Rynn Lim Yee Chung is introduced as Jeff Chang’s “师弟shi di”? Was that based on number of years as a singer?
In any case, I like A-do the most. (*^_^*) And if any other seniors of mine are reading this, it’s nice being with you. :)
Friday, September 12, 2008
There were many Japanese web pages where one can purchase A-do’s albums, even 2007’s release, and Hong Kong best hits album Do the Best released in January this year.
And I found these 2 blogs:
This blogger studied in China and can write in Chinese, so all her posts related to A-do has Chinese text.
I left a comment and she replied!
Me: Hi, I am Singaporean. Thank you (for your support towards A-do)! Your Chinese is pretty good. I have been listening to his songs since 2002 and (as a Singaporean) feel proud of what he has done. A-do’s official website is at http://ado.youyou.com/ I am a member here, feel free to drop by.
ami2026: Hi! So you are from Singapore! What a pleasure. I really like him a lot and will definitely take a look at his official website!
This is written by a freelance writer living in Beijing.
She was talking about visiting A-do’s official page on OBMspace (the official website then) and hoping to meet him one day.
I feel so happy there’s so much information on A-do in Japanese out there. If I knew enough Japanese at the time, I would have posted my thanks on every page open for commenting.
This is the original thread with my Chinese text on youyou: http://bbs.youyou.com/viewthread.php?tid=54776&extra=page%3D1
Hopefully during the next school holidays, with slightly improved Japanese, I can resume my Japanese search.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
A-do will be performing in Vancouver, Canada on 1 November! This is news I am happy to report. Watch this space for the video link.
This looks like the results of a Japanese primary school swim meet.
In general, 阿杜 is a Chinese nickname for anyone with the Chinese surname 杜. And apparently, it can be registered as a personal name in Japan too…
I would have liked to get a photo of it as my description in words does not seem enough, but the bus had a fair number of people on it and I didn’t want to look like I had lost my mind.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
This is an English translation of what I wrote:
Regarding the 9 September 2008 report on A-do
(The report came out in mainland China and Taiwan yesterday.)
I believe all of us have read it.
We are still waiting for Ocean Butterflies’ Singapore office to release their official statement, so we are currently not in any position to comment on the validity of the report.
For the past 6 years, A-do has brought us many moving songs. Even though he is a star, he does not put on airs and treats the people he knows very well, including us fans.
Whatever the result of this incident may be, we will still be behind him all the way.
Registration at youyou is needed to reply this thread. We are going to put this on A-do’s Baidu board too.
If you would like to comment, please do so courteously. Thank you for your cooperation.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Remember JJ’s friends shouting the names of Singapore food at the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony? JJ gave a demonstration of what they did in this interview with ourvoicebox.sg.
Read more at ourvoicebox.sg: http://ourvoicebox.sg/posts/jj_interview
They also have footage of him coming onstage at the Raffles City celebration with his (flameless) torch.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Link: http://kib0sh-t0tz.blogspot.com/2008_08_01_archive.html (August 27 2008 entry)
Sunday, August 31, 2008
所谓的永久 放下无助 换自由
This evening, this song really struck a chord with me (pun fully intended) as I listened to it on the bus.
I got together with some friends from JC, and learnt that a guy who was part of our group no longer wants to have anything to do with us.
I won’t go into the details here, but it reminded me that just as strangers can become friends or even a couple, friends or even your boyfriend/girlfriend can go back to being a stranger if things don’t work out.
And if your affinity has come to its end… if you are the only one hanging on, it can’t come back. It takes 2 hands to clap.
We will cry, but there will be other people waiting in the future to enter our lives and touch them.
To translate the last few lines of this song, if we can let go, we exchange our helplessness for freedom and keep the memories in our hearts. And maybe even plant a seed that will bud into well wishes.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Post on JJ’s youyou forum: http://bbs.youyou.com/viewthread.php?tid=69295
My reply: http://bbs.youyou.com/viewthread.php?tid=69295&page=4#pid1464346
Thursday, August 21, 2008
This update includes 2 pictures taken in China! :)
But it seems that I am unable to see the new entry by going directly to the blog's home page via a Singapore connection. This happened to me too when Kiki Hu Ling wrote about her birthday party on her Sina blog. If any kind soul is able to see this post on the home page, do reply this post. Thanks! :)
Getting back to A-do’s blog entry, A-do is not the only one who has been busy lately. I just started school, so that’s why my blogging (both here and on my personal blog) has slowed down.
Monday, August 18, 2008
(retrieved from youyou)
While watching the live telecast, A-do said that it was as if what was on the TV screen was in a dream; until he rubbed his eyes to be sure he was awake.
ourvoicebox.sg report: http://ourvoicebox.sg/posts/jj_beijing_olympic
I was particularly amused (and so were the JJ fans when I posted this on the JJ board) by what happened at the Bird Nest when JJ got his friends, Jaycee Chan and S.H.E. to cheer for the Singapore contingent as they came out.
They ended up shouting, “Satay, Ya Kun (they sell local breakfast sets of kaya toast, half-boiled eggs and coffee) and pandan cake”! JJ didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
Quite a number of non-Singaporean JJ fans responded, “Haha that is a very creative cheer!”
Saturday, August 16, 2008
(A-do comes in at around 8:10.)
The songs he sang were 《坚持到底》Jian Chi Dao Di (Perseverance) and 《他一定很爱你》Ta Yi Ding Hen Ai Ni (He Must Love You A Lot)
Wow, looks like A-do gets lots of opportunities to appear at Olympic-related performances for this current Olympics. I really hope that he will get chances like these when we host the first Youth Olympics in 2010!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
What happened was that he wrote about the pun in Rynn’s March 2007 album Rynn’s in the Rain (Chinese album title淋雨中).
Rynn started out as a music producer with OB, and then later signed a recording contract to become a singer. His first album 1st was released December 2005 in Taiwan, and hit Singapore stores in January 2006. I had seen his name in A-do's 2002 debut album Tian Hei as composer of 你很好Ni Hen Hao (that was the first song he managed to sell) and thought when I heard he was going to release an album, "Oh, I am going to buy it then."
From young, every time it rained his friends would mention his Chinese name.
This was one of the times it didn’t rain on Rynn.
sohu.com report on 14 April 2007 Taiwan autograph session: http://music.yule.sohu.com/20070415/n249443917.shtml
Last October, I saw one of Rynn’s Taiwanese fans say mention him on either the OB forum or in our chat room and then add: Yes, I am calling him淋雨中because he brought that typhoon back with him when he returned to Taiwan (for work). So now it’s extended to his fans and even his friends’ fans (or is it just me? *looks around* :P).
Even as recently as 17 July 2008, when we were running around playing Treasure Hunt, it started raining halfway… and Rynn was due in Singapore to promote his new album, Homely Life (Chinese album title 干物世界Gan Wu Shi Jie) the next day.
复活Reborn: A duet between Rynn and Kym Jin Sha, also from Ocean Butterflies. This is the theme song of the popular Korean computer game Granado Espada, and I do get an “across the ages “ feeling when listening to this song.
对调Switch: Theme song of the movie Just Follow Law. I like the lively music accompaniment.
空秋千Abandoned: I became familiar with this theme song while following the drama The Beginning, in which Rynn had a lead role. It reminds me of my childhood, and the lyrics are closely related to the storyline. (Another song in Rynn’s in the Rain, Hide and Seek, has a similar effect on me.
Melodi (one of the bonus songs in the Singapore edition): A duet between Rynn and veteran Malay singer Sheila Majid, with some Malay interspersed in the lyrics. I knew why Shelia Majid is respected in the Malay music scene when I heard her voice, it’s really great! Combined with Rynn’s talent, it’s another good song!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I was looking for A-do’s videos when I saw the videos from the 2001 Singapore 同一首歌Tong Yi Shou Ge. (The show came back to our sunny island again in 2006 and A-do, JJ and their fellow OB singers were in it; those were the videos I was looking for.)
Although PEACE released 2 songs, unfortunately, they never got to release an album of their own. Gary released an album in Malaysia, and is hosting an entertainment news programme which airs every weekday evening (A-do was a guest on it in early 2004). Jeff’s album, I hear, is due early next year, and he has already finished the songs and filmed some of the music videos.
I still watch Jeff’s shows on TV; Say It If You Dare (有话好好说You Hua Hao Hao Shuo) is pretty entertaining and informative, and he’s got a new food show with Dennis Chew that started on Friday night.
Thank you so much, CCTV.
小人物的心声Xiao Ren Wu De Xin Sheng
Friday, August 8, 2008
Watch the music video at youyou: http://ado.youyou.com/mv.php?id=1197
More about the song (with lyrics) at sina.com (mainland China): http://ent.sina.com.cn/y/2005-04-28/1734714188.html
According to the sina article, when Chinese immigrants came to Singapore in the early days, the red thread tied on their wrists was often a reminder of home, and the family they left behind to make a better life for them all. Even today, the red thread features a lot in traditional rites at various stages of people’s lives.
Since this is the Olympic song which A-do is a part of, and JJ who also sang this song mentioned that he will be there, let’s all keep our eyes (and ears) out for A-do tonight!
Singapore telecast of Olympics opening ceremony
Channel 5: 8pm
I am sorry, but I think I wrote the wrong date at the side under “Who’s A-do?”
I just was talking about this with a friend, and she reminded me that it was in April.
A-do’s official website gives the date as 1 April 2002. I did the Chinese equivalent of your Google search, and the different April dates listed on various websites include 1 April 2002, 3 April 2002 and 21 April 2002. Since The Straits Times music review dated 3 May 2002 mentioned that the album had been released for about a month by that time, it is more likely to be 1 April 2002. 1 May 2002 was most probably the day of the Taipei press conference for the album release instead.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
It’s in my Baidu avatar…
In this company, the artistes and the fans (and sometimes even the staff) share jokes!
Part 1: Kiki Hu Ling’s blog entry on her birthday party: http://much-a-do-about.blogspot.com/2008/07/hu-lings-account-for-her-birthday.html
lanmei was saying that she heard about this particular performance from Hu Ling’s fan club i/c. On youyou where everybody’s (A-do, JJ, Kym Jin Sha, Hu Ling, Rynn Lim Yee Chung and the other OB artistes) discussion boards are, we post news about each other’s favourite stars if we happen to see anything. Some friends from JJFC came to show support for A-do at his Singapore autograph session in January, and even filmed a few videos. Most of us say “海蝶一家亲Hai Die yi jia qin” (OB is one family) and I hope it will be this way for a long time to come.
Friend: Hey, do you know what happened when (narration of part of the story)?
Me: No, I didn’t watch the show.
Friend: But A-do’s song is the theme song right?
Me: Erm well, A-do’s album is already out… （so I don’t have to turn on the TV every night to listen to his song.）
Kym Jin Sha’s songs were also chosen as the closing themes for both part 1 and part 2 of Kinship. When I posted on her board on this, her non-Singaporean fans were curious about the show for which the song had been chosen as the closing theme. If the show is good, the publicity can work both ways.
For more information on which of A-do’s songs have been chosen as opening/closing themes previously, this is the thread I started on A-do’s youyou board: http://bbs.youyou.com/viewthread.php?tid=41826&extra=page%3D6%26amp%3Bfilter%3Dtype%26amp%3Btypeid%3D38
To give another example outside Singapore, at the recommendation of a friend, I watched 《绝对彼氏》Zettai Kareshi (Absolute Boyfriend), a J-drama about an OL (Japanese term meaning “office lady”), Riiko, who is out of luck in love. After being approached by a salesman and answering a few questions, she has a robot in the form of her dream boyfriend delivered to her doorstep, much to her surprise. The robot, being a robot, in his earnestness to make his “girlfriend” happy, sometimes does things at the wrong place and time (the main source of the humour in this show). What I can tell you without giving away the ending is that Riiko’s life does change (as the “salesman” says in the first episode) after the robot enters her life. Although the script is based on the shoujo manga of the same title by 渡濑悠宇Watase Yuu (the Singapore title is《绝对男友》Jue Dui Nan You), the character backgrounds, settings and some of the plot details have been changed. Personally, I prefer the drama.
Getting back to this post’s focus on theme songs, the closing theme of Zettai Kareshi is 《おかえり》Okaeri (Japanese for “returning”) by 绚香Ayaka, the singer and composer of I Believe. This song really grew on me as I went through the 11 episodes of the show. Apparently, Ayaka was approached by Watase sensei to do the theme song for this live action drama, and she read through the manga series before working on the song with her music producer.
Both A-do’s and Ayaka’s singing styles change a little for Xin Jia and Okaeri respectively. While you can feel how powerful their vocals can be in some of their other songs (逃离Tao Li/Escape for A-do, I Believe for Ayaka), they go easy on the power (but not the emotion) for these 2 heart warming songs.
While Ayaka’s Okaeri is about the ordinary happiness of returning home to one’s loved ones, A-do’s Xin Jia was originally written for Habitat for Humanity Singapore last year and later chosen as one of the relief songs for the Sichuan earthquake. So the lyrics say, “We build with love, forgive what has passed and embrace hope again,”（我们用爱打造／原谅过往／再拥抱希望）and are generally on finding the courage to live life again after a disaster.
Ayaka’s official website in Japanese: http://www.ayaka.tv/
45 second preview of Okaeri on Warner Japan website
Ayaka’s Oricon interview about writing this song (English translation): http://forums.tokyograph.com/showthread.php?t=3357
Wikipedia entry on Okaeri: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okaeri
Usually the cover for the cardboard box and the liner notes is identical, so when I pulled out the CD case I inwardly exclaimed, “强いです！”(Sugoi desu, Japanese for “wow!”)
Apart from 《月光日记》Yue Guang Ri Ji (because of A-do), my personal favourites in this album are 《空窗》Kong Chuang (This literally means “empty window”. If someone says in Mandarin that “My romance status is currently “empty window”,” it means that the person does not have a boyfriend/girlfriend.), the 4th track, and 《你还记得爱情吗》Ni Hai Ji De Ai Qing Ma (Do You Still Remember (Our) Love?). Kong Chuan has a faster beat compared to the Winnie Hsin songs usually aired on radio, and Ni Hai Ji De Ai Qing Ma has a Chinese flavoured accompaniment, this being the theme song for the musical 《粱祝》Liang Zhu. (I believe it is the 2003 musical where she acted as the female lead.)
Winnie Hsin’s official fan site: http://www.winniehsin.net/winnie.htm
The songs from this album are in this website’s musical player, and you can listen to part of Yue Guang Ri Ji here.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
The South Korean audience will get to see A-do performing!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
On 2 September 2007, A-do appeared at a The Body Shop event promoting the welfare of sharks in Taiwan. They showed his shark ad, but I can’t seem to find clear footage of it. There’s a glimpse of it in the CRI online news footage though.
CRI online (mainland China): mms://media.chinabroadcast.cn/chi/ent/eb070903101.wmv
mop.com report (mainland China): http://star.ent.mop.com/starnews/hk_tw/2007-09-03/64301.shtml
sooostar.com (mainland China): http://www.sooostar.com/bbs/content.asp?ArticleID=114711
News and video links (apart from ACAP link) retrieved from A-do’s youyou forum
Monday, July 21, 2008
A-do’s performance is from 2:40-9:14, and he sang 《惠安之春》 (theme song of mainland Chinese show《小城故事》) as well as《梦中的情话》.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Day: 20 July 2008
Time: 7:30pm (Singapore time)
Telecast URL: http://www.eddy.com.cn/html/TVonline/cctv/20070924/232.html (no additional downloads necessary)
News sources: youyou and Baidu
The podcast will be uploaded onto the CCTV website later, so watch this space.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
omy.sg (Singapore) report: http://www.omy.sg/showbiz/enews/200807/20080717_5247.html
There was also a music review in this week’s UW.
Previous entry: A-do's song in compilation album Super Man Hits 《男得好歌》
Friday, July 18, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
The song that Hu Ling singing for the first few minutes is 2 Become 1 by the Spice Girls.
The original video is of much better quality, this is the link: http://tieba.baidu.com/%BA%FA%C1%E9/shipin/play/92ceb68ba2d3d9b16b2ed197/
From Hu Ling’s baidu board and youyou.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
By the way, the background music that starts playing towards the end is Linkin Park’s What I’ve Done, a song which A-do introduced during a radio interview in Taiwan last year.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
A-do's ourvoicebox.sg interview
A-do's 2008 Chinese New Year greeting
(Text not available until 11 November 2008 as ourvoicebox.sg is undergoing a revamp.)
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Due to an error in the mastering (if I translated correctly) process, there is another version with A-do singing both his own lines and JJ’s lines (the lyrics displayed on most of the web pages are correct).
Notice on JJ’s official youyou forum: http://bbs.youyou.com/viewthread.php?tid=58917
Another song A-do recorded was《唱响世界》Chang Xiang Shi Jie with the other OB artistes.
View《唱响世界》MV at JJ’s official website: http://jj.youyou.com/mv.php?id=934
Watch《刹那间》MV at Kym Jin Sha’s official website: http://kym.youyou.com/mv.php?id=1100
Monday, July 7, 2008
More photos at youyou.com (registration required): http://bbs.youyou.com/redirect.php?tid=65709&goto=lastpost#lastpost
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Mr. A-do, Singapore-born pop singer, a celebrity in China, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore.
It’s supposed to be promoting Singapore as a “great place to work in”. What is worth noting is that he is the only local male singer featured in the URA Singapore City Gallery.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
12. 林俊杰：SARANG HAE YO只对你说
The track list can be found on the window ads at Sembawang Music Centre outlets.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
A secondary school girl in Hokkaido discovers a golden retriever puppy wandering into her garden and decides to keep her. What follows is both the girl’s and the puppy’s growth, the final goodbye and after.
Don’t miss the pictures and additional photos of the dog and her family during the credits!