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?