Friday, November 28, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A-do's 16 November 2008 performance blogged

News updates will be a bit slow until 2 December 2008, the last full day I have to study for exams. In the meantime, here's what Chen Li, the Sichuan fan club president wrote on her blog about Sunday's performance:

On popups

Recently, I started seeing pop ups when I come in here to check the shoutbox.
I don't have any arrangement with whoever's advertising through these popups or make any profit from popups. In fact, I didn't start this blog for profit to begin with.
I have been clearing my cookie cache every time the popups start appearing, but there are some cookies I need to store my login names for other websites, so will be scouting for a cookie management freeware to block everything else.
In the meantime, do leave a comment if you see popups here. I hope it's just me who's having this problem.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A-do’s Hokkien song in a Taiwanese music class

I was talking with Victoria, a Taipei JJ fan, on MSN the other day. She said that in music class that day, her teacher had played A-do’s 雨衣 (Raincoat; read as Ho Sa in Singaporean Hokkien and Ho Mua in Taiwanese Hoklo) MV for them, and they would be tested on it subsequently.

Now, I wish that would happen to me.

Friday, November 14, 2008

爱上卡门 In Love with Carmen

Looks like there won’t be any performances of In Love with Carmen in the near future, which is a pity, because I heard the Taipei performance was very moving. That’s why a Singapore run tops my sidebar wishlist.

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”.

In the meantime, if you want an idea of the story, here’s a translated script of the 1999 Carmen adaptation by Takarazuka, a famous all-female performing group in Japan.

Addicted to Love to be aired on Channel 8 next year?

At least that’s what they said on Wikipedia. (The reference to the show has been removed from the Wikipedia page.)

I think I will still watch A-do’s episodes first on the ntv7 website though.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

2002 i-weekly clipping of A-do at SPCA

This is one of my favourite cuttings!
In summary, what he did was to feed the dogs, clean the kennels, brush the dogs' fur, take one German Shepherd out for a walk and then answer some questions on pet ownership.

A-do’s Christmas performance at Las Vegas

Other artistes performing include JJ Lin and Vivian Hsu.

Time: 25 December 2008, 8pm
Venue: The Colosseum at Caesers Palace, Las Vegas

Thanks to ob_greenny at JJ’s official youyou forum:

Monday, November 10, 2008

4 November 2008 Update on A-do’s blog

A-do’s organ donation ad in Taiwan

Seeing the organ donation ads on Singapore streets lately has reminded me of A-do’s Taiwanese organ donation ads.

View ad on A-do’s official pixnet blog: