Saturday, December 26, 2009

Broken youyou links removed

I went through primarily the posts tagged "news" and "videos". Please let me know if you find any other broken links. :)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

成义国杜 is now on Facebook

The forum is down again... :( but we are now on Facebook as well. :D The latest photos are there.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

《成义国杜》is online again!

《成义国杜》is now accessible again. :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

A-do’s November messages on Baidu

《成义国杜》is currently down, so I went to search for videos instead. And I found this verified page where A-do leaves messages:

http://tieba.baidu.com/i/26276972

I will be adding this as one of the sidebar links.

What’s that song on One Million Singer/Don’t Forget the Lyrics?

This is one very belated post.

A-do’s song《单向的爱》appeared as one of the song choices in《我要唱下去》 (Chinese version of Don’t Forget the Lyrics in Singapore). After that, I saw《撕夜》and《离别》showing up in different episodes of《百万大歌星》 (One Million Singer – the Taiwanese equivalent of Don’t Forget the Lyrics but with slightly different rules) However, all these songs weren’t given much airtime in Singapore (and I think Taiwan too) at the time of their release, so I wasn’t too surprised that the contestants didn’t choose these songs.

《撕夜》and《离别》are both from A-do’s 2002 debut《天黑》Tian Hei, while 《单向的爱》is in 2007’s《撒野》/《差一点》(mainland Chinese title)/Release.




《单向的爱》doesn’t have an official music video, so what I am posting here is the opening footage from 2007’s《爱情烘焙屋》/Love Bakery, where A-do was the main lead. The other related videos from CTV’s Youtube channel can be seen here:

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Apologies to whoever came in from New South Wales and clicked on a broken link

Any links starting with "ado.youyou.com" are now broken... will have to fix these after my exams end in early December.

Friday, November 13, 2009

成义国杜has moved!

Our new URL is www.yesado.com. Re-registration is required.

Friday, November 6, 2009

6 November 2009: A song worth SGD$4,688.35

http://ent.qianlong.com/4543/2009/11/06/3442@5249942.htm

I am certainly looking forward to hearing this song.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

4 November 2009 Sina blog update!


New album due year end... hope there won't be further delay.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Updates will be slow for the next month or so...

In the meantime, for the latest news in Chinese, here's the Facebook group set up by the Taiwanese fan club: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=128690009899&ref=nf

There's also the 成义国杜 forum at http://ado.5d6d.com. Hopefully when my exams are over in early December, I will have more to write about. :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A-do in Singapore Hit Awards flashback video

(the video seems to have been taken down, so I am removing the URL and "videos" tag)

He sang the theme song as a newcomer in 1999 (unfortunately this is not in the video, but it was shown on TV a few years ago), and won the Best Newcomer (Gold) and Best Local Singer (with Stefanie Sun) in 2002 and 2003 respectively.
No nominations this year, but hopefully next year I will be filing more posts under the “Singapore Hit Awards” label with his album tentatively due this November.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

8 August 2009 photo

This was taken at the 7th Anniversary Singapore Chamber of Commerce & Industry in China dinner in Beijing.


More photos at http://hi.baidu.com/%CE%A4%C9%DC%B7%E6/blog/item/f747c83f7c4706cb7c1e71c8.html This blogger generously uploaded more photos when he learnt that they were being reposted to the A-do board on Baidu.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

We’ve got a top Arts student in our ranks!

News report at http://www.china315.asia/html/news/1539.htm

Zhang Tianyang from Liaoning did pretty well for Maths in the recent National College Entrance Examination too. I had seen her posting on youyou previously, and she just registered on 国杜 to tell us the good news herself.

Friday, July 31, 2009

A word on A-do’s foreword for Queenie Tai’s Budget Study Travel

I have already gotten my copy, thanks to my dad, and I have seen the foreword. A-do and Ming Dao wrote their forewords individually, it’s just that they are both on the same page. Sorry for giving the wrong information!
What I wrote previously: http://much-a-do-about.blogspot.com/2009/04/do-co-writes-foreword-for-queenie-tais.html

Monday, July 27, 2009

18 July 2009 inner Mongolia photos

These are some Sina photos which were posted on 成义国杜.


Sunday, July 26, 2009

A-do in Inner Mongolia on 18 July 2009 at official opening of a friend’s barbeque eatery

News link《阿杜青城与歌迷共进晚餐》:http://news.163.com/09/0720/02/5EKNH7E2000120GR.html
hanruonan333’s account of attending the event: http://tieba.baidu.com/f?kz=612082272

Friday, July 10, 2009

Poll for male singers to go on 2010 CCTV New Year’s Gala

http://bbs.cctv.com/viewthread.php?tid=1074561

Voting can be done every 6 minutes. This may or may not influence the choice of performers for next year’s event, but we are giving it a try.

10 July 2009: A-do’s role in Atlantica confirmed

To briefly translate, he plays an artillery role (incidentally, someone once posted an article on one of the fan forums about him doing something similar in National Service – Singapore’s compulsory military conscription for male teens).

Friday, July 3, 2009

A-do’s full-page interview in this week’s UW

Sorry for the late notice, because I just got my own copy. The interview is in the supplement.

Monday, June 29, 2009

In case anyone from France pops in...

Here's A-do's 《一首情歌》Yi Shou Qing Ge subtitled in French for you. :)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

哈啰MV

I am posting this, because of the first few seconds and the Youtube comments.

26 April 2009 欢乐中国行-魅力鄱阳

差一点Cha Yi Dian (Almost)http://space.tv.cctv.com/video/VIDE1242718905493175

他一定很爱你Ta Yi Ding Hen Ai Nihttp://space.tv.cctv.com/video/VIDE1242718851567234

Thursday, June 25, 2009

October-November 2007 charity auction

According to a note made below the video, the highest price offered as of 30 November 2007 was NTD$8000 (SGD$354.44 currently).

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I wish I had this passage as my exam question in secondary school

His songs are a bit sad, but his boy-like smile can quickly warm you up! And people love A-do for both reasons.

He sings for only two years, but he's already a bit star in Asia's pop world. The Singaporean(新加坡)singer has already (已经) made three albums (专辑).Together they have sold more than five million copies across Asia.
Last Friday, China's Music Radio named "the Asian King of Pop."A-do said he didn't expect the award (
奖励)."It's great for me. It makes me want to work even harder."

His new album "Hello" came out in December. He sings with the same rough (
粗糙的) voice, and he puts in some rock music. In the "Hello" music video, Vicky Zhao (赵薇) is with A-do outside on a cold day in Northern China.
A-do was a huose builder before he became singer. Every day after work, he would sing by himself. Other workers heard him and told him he should be in a contest (
比赛).
A-do doesn't change much. He still gers nervous in front of cameras (
镜头).Peng Yiting a Junior at Beijing's No 80 Middle School, says, "He's real and doesn't show off(炫耀).He's an everyday hero and shows anyone can do well if they work hard."

1 How are A-do's songs, according to the text?
____________________________________________
2 Where is A-do from?
____________________________________________
3 Which word in the story describes A-do's voice?
____________________________________________
4 What did A-do do before he became a singer?
____________________________________________
5 Why do his fans like him so much?
____________________________________________

(I spaced out the words, but left the spelling as it is.)

From http://ado.5d6d.com/thread-917-1-1.html

Saturday, June 20, 2009

成义国杜seeking affiliates!

Forum URL: http://ado.5d6d.com/bbs.php

Logo URL: http://oo.a.5d6d.com/userdirs/4/5/ado/attachments/month_0904/20090409_d67bc6ec50b9585a5bd0A6l5A2L9l0gG.gif

If you are interested, please reply to this post or post on our forum (especially if you want to join in our other discussions as well). Thanks! :)

Friday, June 12, 2009

11 June 2009 blog update

http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_50d071b90100dvdq.html

Great to know that the next album is in progress.

《完美英雄》Wan Mei Ying Xiong on Y.E.S. 93.3

2 ways to vote: i-weekly coupons or SMS “POTP933 《完美英雄》/Wan Mei Ying Xiong” to 72346. Voting closes each week on Wednesday 12am.

Monday, June 8, 2009

News report of A-do’s Wuhan performance yesterday

http://ent.qq.com/a/20090608/000178.htm

Because of H1N1…

(Deleted the previous video because I couldn’t encode it not to automatically start playing after loading, so will repost it once the previous video has moved to the next page of entries.)

Due to the emergence of the first locally transmitted case of H1N1 in Guangzhou, temperature screening has been stepped up at the local airport. taozideshouhou who studies medicine said that her coursemates are on duty there to do the screening. “So A-do, don’t come to Guangzhou, or I will be putting in an application to take your temperature!”

I replied, “I believe the airports use thermal scanners (which the passengers just walk through)?”

“Oh, is it? That’s just the 1st stage, if anyone’s temperature exceeds 37 degrees Celsius they will be taken aside to have their temperature taken again manually.”

Of course, all of the above was said with no ill intention.

Original Chinese posts at http://ado.5d6d.com/viewthread.php?tid=109&extra=&page=10

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Fanfiction stories featuring A-do

I was reading about fanfiction on a favourite author’s blog, and then remembered, in the first one or two years after A-do released his first album, that I had seen fanfiction with A-do as a character. I was even inspired to write some of my own, featuring mainly Singaporean artistes, but never posted it anywhere public.

This is a story I was reading at that time:

http://winglin.net/fanfic/julia_lsh2/contents.shtml

And these are others I just discovered:

http://winglin.net/fanfic/LuGuang/contents.shtml

http://winglin.net/fanfic/LuV_ToRo/contents.shtml

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

《完美英雄》Wan Mei Ying Xiong on radio 1003

How to vote:

1. SMS “Uchart 《完美英雄》 Name IC number” to 97171003

2. Vote online at uchart.omy.sg

3. UW coupons

Voting period: Friday 8pm to Wednesday 12am, one vote per song per week

Voting restricted to Singapore citizens and permanent residents.

Information from www.radio1003.com

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

28 April 2009 blog update

http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_50d071b90100dae9.html

View photo here: http://www.wretch.cc/blog/yuan0311/8432400

Thursday, April 16, 2009

A-do co-writes foreword for Queenie Tai’s new book Budget Study Travel


http://queenietai.pixnet.net/blog/post/27290270

(cover photo from above link)

Queenie is the female lead for Love Bakery, and this is her second book on her experience studying in the United States. From the content page listed it looks like A-do co-wrote one of the recommendation forewords with Ming Dao, another of Queenie’s previous co-stars. Pre-orders are currently being taken in Taiwan.

Wonder if this will be out in Singapore as well?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

New forum 成义国杜

(My apologies for only linking to the image earlier)

All are welcome! :)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

If you like A-do’s new song《完美英雄》Wan Mei Ying Xiong (Perfect Hero)…

Do drop a note at the Let’s Play Ball official blog, we are hoping to see this song released as a single/part of the soundtrack or even better, as one of the songs in A-do’s new album!

Let’s Play Ball official blog: http://blog.iset.com.tw/playball/

youyou thread: http://bbs.youyou.com/viewthread.php?tid=80788

Related post: http://much-a-do-about.blogspot.com/2009/03/dos-new-songwan-mei-ying-xiong-perfect.html

Saturday, March 28, 2009

《坚持到底》Jian Chi Dao Di (Perseverance) in Ah Long Pte Ltd Malaysian soundtrack

See the full track list on sinchew-i.com.

Other songs from OB artistes include 《天冷就回来》Tian Leng Jiu Hui Lai by Kit Chan, 《不打烊的店》Bu Da Yang De Dian (Store Forever) by Rynn Lim Yee Chung, and 《小师妹》Xiao Shi Mei by Kym Jin Sha.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Another photo!

http://forest.ob-i.com/news.php?id=107

(Courtesy of taozideshouhou from youyou)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A-do’s new song《完美英雄》Wan Mei Ying Xiong (Perfect Hero) going on air in Taiwan

http://www.superfm99-1.com.tw/news/news_show.php?NID=638

It will be aired tomorrow 20/3/2009 (Friday), on the 3pm-5pm and 10pm-12am shows. It will also be the theme song of an upcoming Taiwanese serial, 《比赛开始》Bi Sai Kai Shi (Let’s Play Ball).

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

A-do’s blog updated today

http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_50d071b90100cr1w.html

All of us are anticipating his new album, hope it comes out soon!

Friday, March 13, 2009

2009 birthday wishes for A-do blogged

http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_518342d60100cfl4.html

In the light of certain things I have learnt from and about the people around me, I found this morale boosting.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A-do’s 《新家》(Xin Jia/New Home) lyrics translated

I have seen a few people (including those outside Singapore) coming in to look for A’do’s 《新家》(Xin Jia/New Home) lyrics, so here’s the link to the Chinese lyrics as well as an English translation I found on the Habitat for Humanity website.

http://www.hfhap.org/informationcenter/admin/Files/564/XinJiaWTransltn1.pdf

Thursday, February 26, 2009

1-3 October 2007 Taiwan radio recordings

http://princessruby.pixnet.net/blog/archives/200710

For those 3 days A-do was the guest DJ on this radio show. The last recording on the DJ’s blog entry, when someone requested Stanley Huang’s 《音浪》Yin Lang (Sound Wave), is hilarious. A few days later during my Physics lecture on sound waves I held in my laughter at the memory of hearing the recording, and on Let’s Dance 2 weeks ago, one group performed accompanied by a medley of Stanley’s songs, one of which was 《音浪》, and I could feel the laughter bubbling up within me again.

The Youtube videos on the blog entry has been deleted, but the audio recordings are still there.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bahasa Indonesia forum thread on 《爱情烘焙屋》 Ai Qing Hong Bei Wu/Love Bakery

http://www.lautanindonesia.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=e68d1265af19c04aee9b63d25e471f57&topic=3545.0

The one who started the thread did mention A-do a few times.

Any recommendations for a Bahasa Indonesia-English free online translator? Or any kind souls able to briefly translate what they are talking about? Thank you so much!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Warmth just when I needed it

I was shivering a lot in the lecture theatre this afternoon. It was only when I went out for a toilet break that I realised that it had rained for the first time since Chinese New Year.

My bus home doesn’t stop near my lecture theatre today, so I had to walk out in the rain to take a shuttle back to my home faculty, then take the homeward bus. Fortunately, I got a seat, but on the flip side, I was seated under an air-con nozzle blasting out cold air. I started my phone’s music player and thought, “Now the song I would like to hear most now is 《温暖》(Wen Nuan/Warmth sung by A-do and Vicki Zhao on CCTV’s 2003 Chinese New Year countdown)…” Guess what, it was indeed the first song I heard. (My music player is usually on shuffle mode, so I get a variety of songs every time I listen.)

However, the air-con continued at full blast, so I got up a few stops before home and stood at the exit where there aren’t any nozzles. After I alighted I was (and still am) thankful it is a tropical climate I live in.

PS for passing Vicki fans: Just before I got up I think I heard someone playing Vicki’s 2005 song《我和上官燕》 (Wo He Shang Guan Yan/Me and Shang Guan Yan) on his phone.

My Chinese post on youyou.com: http://bbs.youyou.com/viewthread.php?tid=78886

Saturday, January 31, 2009

A-do’s Love Bakery videos on CTV’s Youtube channel

One grouse we have about the show is that A-do is dubbed. Otherwise, I think the storyline is OK.

Trailers




愛情烘焙屋的四角恋情

Theme song 《单向的爱》Dan Xiang De Ai/One Way Love

《差一点》Cha Yi Dian/Almost

阿杜&戴君竹

意外之吻

沈傲君向阿杜告白

曜瀚重拾跆拳道

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009

18 October 2007 videos

Singing Colin Raye’s Love, Me

prettyfish’s camera ran out of power towards the end, so the song isn’t complete

Singing 《差一点》Cha Yi Dian/Almost

Interview


4 October 2007 Hitoradio interview

http://hitoradio.im.tv/music/1i_1.php?inter_id=170

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Friday, January 2, 2009

News reports on Far East Christmas concert

udn.com (Taiwan):

Doggie lyrics for JJ’s 《不潮不用花钱》

I Do has a Korean title in the Gracenote database?


All the song titles are written in Chinese characters, apart from 你 being replaced with 汝.