The South Korean audience will get to see A-do performing!
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!
This was originally recorded for Habitat for Humanity last year, and is the theme song of the Taiwanese organ donation campaign as well.
After the Sichuan earthquake, he recorded a duet version of the song with Chen Hong.
Ai Jiu Shi Ni《爱就是你》from the China edition of A-do’s 2004 album《醇情歌》
Huo Guo《活过》from A-do’s 2008 Hong Kong best hits album Do the Best/2007 Just Follow Law soundtrack
Yue Guang Ri Ji《月光日记》(duet with Winnie Hsin) from Winnie Hsin’s 2007 album《爱的回答》(I think I will just go buy the CD…)
Hokkien (both duets with Judy Chiang)
《梦中的情话》from Judy Chiang’s album 《10个爱人(跨世纪对唱精选)》
《思念哟》from Judy Chiang’s 2005 album《爱做梦的鱼》(By the way, this is a cover of Natsukawa Rimi's Lullaby - translated title strictly my own)
Tian Hei《天黑》 (May 2002): Andy, Li Bie《离别》
Hello《哈啰》 (December 2003): Wu Neng Wei Li《无能为力》 (Powerless)
I Do (November 2005): Tai Qi Tou《抬起头》, Ru Guo Ni Ai Wo Yin Wei Wo Ai Ni《如果你爱我因为我爱你》 (my personal favourite in this album), Zhe Shou Ge Shi Shui Xie De《这首歌是谁写的》
Sa Ye《撒野》 (September 2007): Sa Ye《撒野》(nu-rock)
Jian Chi Dao Di《坚持到底》 (November 2002): Tian Xie Hu Die《天蝎蝴蝶》(reggae)
I Do (November 2005): Shui Bu Zhao《睡不着》(hip hop)
Sa Ye《撒野》 (September 2007): Ai Shang Shui《爱上谁》 (a-cappella), Bu Rang Ni Zou《不让你走》 (Brit pop)
2. A few months back, I read in the papers about A*mei going to Japan to perform in the musical Turandot, and a Chinese transliteration of the title happens to be杜兰朵.
3. Subsequently I read in Yuki Nakaji’s manga Zig Zag about a girl performing a solo extract from Turandot at her school’s open house.
4. A few weeks ago I looked up Zig Zag in Wikipedia… and discovered that the girl’s name is pronounced as Mei! (A*mei’s name was written in her album as Mei Chang.)
Wow… what a coincidence! Regretfully, I do not have the artistic talent to draw a comic of my expression upon making this discovery. I find it quite interesting though. (*^_^*)
Ms. Tilda Swinton as the White Witch is brilliant! In the book, the narrator tells the readers at her first appearance that she is on the bad side. However, with no narrator in the movie, the White Witch’s sweet talking is very convincing, down to the last action.
The gathering of Aslan and the Narnian folk, as well as the White Witch and her followers as they prepare for war, is much more organised and grander than I imagined from reading the book.
The children’s Narnian friends get a bit more screen time at the ending, as they are actually given the honour of carrying the children’s crowns and crowning them.
What could be improved
Compared to the original book, the Pevensies (with the exception of Lucy) are more reluctant to stay in Narnia to fight for her freedom. While that is a more realistic portrayal of their reaction (imagine yourself entering a strange new land and being told that you are needed to fight for its freedom… would you be apprehensive?), I felt that the movie could have cut down on the children’s arguments.
Also, the part on how the children escape from the White Witch’s wolves with their newfound Narnian friends is longer, much more exciting and original in the book than in the movie.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
xin.sg (Singapore): http://www.xin.sg/article.php?article=20438
omy (Singapore): http://www.omy.sg/showbiz/enews/200806/20080630_4470.html
ChinaPress.com (Malaysia): http://www.chinapress.com.my/content_new.asp?dt=2008-07-02&sec=entertainment&art=0702ed90a20.txt