Sunday, September 28, 2008

A secondary school memory

Once during recess I was playing with a racket and a ball with a few friends in the school courtyard. One of us hit the ball so far that it rolled all the way up to just before a barrier erected at one end of the courtyard, behind which renovation was taking place.

I said, “Luckily it didn’t roll inside, or we will need A-do’s help to retrieve it.”

Monday, September 22, 2008

News hiatus

With mid term tests around the corner, I won't be going to youyou to check the news, so no news-related updates. But I will be here everyday to check for tags and comments.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

21 September 2008 A-do himself has spoken! (Singapore) report: (link removed because it has expired)

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

A-do’s 2008 Entertainment Association of Malaysia Awards nomination

(English translation of awards ceremony name from Fish Leong Wikipedia entry)

A-do is in the nomination list for the top 20 international (non-Malaysian) Chinese singers. The award ceremony will be held in Genting on 22 November 2008.

Monday, September 15, 2008

What JJ said regarding the 10 September 2008 report

When reporters asked, he spoke up for A-do at a press conference for the Red Cliff Online (translated from Chinese) game ad he was filming.

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):

There are reasons why fate arranges for you to change your plan

I wanted to use the Ladies nearest the school library entrance today, but there was a queue. So I went 2 floors down. (The Ladies and the Gents are alternated.) Thankfully, it was empty.

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

Happy Mid Autumn 2008

(URL to A-do's 2007 Mid-Autumn video broken)

I received the following SMS from lanmei this morning:
(《抬起头》is a rock song of A-do’s I wrote about

It’s just slightly less than 2 hours to the end of the day, but still, happy Mid Autumn!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

On seniors

My CCA’s new exco just took over, so the previous president is now “Dai-Senpai” (Japanese for “oldest senior”).

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

A-do in Japanese blogs

One day in March this year, I decided to do a search of the keyword “A-do” on Japanese pages.

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.

On《醇情歌》Those Love Songs:
I left a comment and she replied!
(translation of the Chinese/Japanese text)

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 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:

Hopefully during the next school holidays, with slightly improved Japanese, I can resume my Japanese search.

To the person who came in from

Hi, could you please tell me what the nuffnang link to my Star Wars subtitle blog entry was like? I was checking my visitor stats and it appears to be a page only accessible to nuffnang members. Thank you. :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

A-do in 《中华情—亲情中华欢聚温哥华》Our Chinese Heart in Vancouver

Yahoo China report:

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.

A Japanese阿杜?

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…

ADO on a SPC oil truck?

That’s what I saw this morning on the bus as I was looking out of the window. 4 ADO signs on top of 4 tubes on the side of the truck, which look like the places where they connect a pipe to for the petrol to flow out at the petrol station. I couldn’t help smiling to myself.

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

If you have read the report in today’s papers

A few of us got together on MSN to discuss how we can show our support for A-do and the result is this thread on youyou:

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

More on JJ at the Beijing Olympics

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


They also have footage of him coming onstage at the Raffles City celebration with his (flameless) torch.

Monday, September 1, 2008