I love watching Taiwanese and Korean (modern) series. Too bad I don't understand the Korean language. So during my free time, I just help to segment and sub selected Taiwanese/Chinese series at Viki.
Being a lot busier at work now, I'll contribute if time permits.
George Hu, Annie Chen Set to Reunite Soon in 'Ai Ni Zai Tian Liang' ?
Some may go, ‘Oh, no! Not again for the 3rd time!’ But I’m super excited, reading about
and awaiting confirmation that my favourite on-screen couple, George Hu Yu Wei and
Annie Chen Ting Ni will head the cast in ' ài nǐ zài tiān liàng' (爱你在天亮) – Literally:
‘Love You At Dawn’.
Supposedly, it will be aired every Friday from 27 March, 2015 till 30 November. But
the ending date given falls on a Monday. So does it end on 27 November, 2015 – making it
a 39-episode series???? Anyway, I’m writing myself happy, thinking about the prospects
of ‘having a date with’ WeiNi every Friday till the end of this year.
Looks like actors who played some of my favourite characters in ‘Sweet, Sweet Bodyguard’
are also in this series – namely, little cutie pie Lucas Luo and Li Li Ren. (Yuan Ai Fei and
Xie Kun Da’s names have also been mentioned). I'm hoping that Viki will secure the licence
for it. Anyway, my countdown to 27 March has already begun ! :)
<Credits: Vgers @ afspot, MyDramaList, Facebook >
Christmas & New Year 2015 Greetings
Annie Chen Ting-Ni's Sizzling Hot in New T-series 'Boysitter'
Catch Viki's Ep.1 Live Screening (Wed Dec 10 at 7pm PST/ 3am GMT)
I'm very excited to see Annie Chen Ting-Ni back on the small screen in her
current Taiwanese series 'Boysitter'. She looks sizzling hot in all the preview
more about 'Boysitter' and details of the live screening event, click on
Annie Chen sizzles with her new leading man, River Huang, in 'Boysitter'.
* Clip on Fully English-Subtitled 'Sweet, Sweet Bodyguard'
In between writing reports, I've worked on a final clip for the Taiwanese series which is now fully subtitled in English, 'Sweet, Sweet Bodyguard'. Watch how Cupid's arrow wrought its love magic on a cocky and pain-in-the-butt young General Manager's heart. See He Zhong-Qi's views concerning his bodyguard Zhen Ai-Jia turn around 180 degrees! Here's the Youtube LINK.
What's bodyguard Zhen Ai-Jia and her cocky boss, He Zhong-Qi up to now, covered in white stuff?
* 'Sweet, Sweet Bodyguard' now fully subtitled in English
* Limited Activities at Viki till early Dec
Yayy！I managed to stay on with the 'Protect the Boss Team' subbers to help complete subtitling in English, the whole 2012 Taiwanese series 'Sweet, Sweet Bodyguard'. No minor feat for us, to have worked on all 82 episodes. It takes time to provide good quality subtitles. In my opinion, the team has done just that. Credit goes to every team member for a job well-done.
I really love this series. It's only the 3rd 'over-70-episode' Taiwanese series I've helped to complete subtitling in English.The other two being: 'Love Now' and 'Inborn Pair'. The whole team has put so much time and effort into it. So if anyone enjoys watching 'Sweet, Sweet Bodyguard' too, please spread the word around that the whole series can now be watched, fully subtitled in English, at Viki:
Summer Meng and Alien Huang
as the bickering pair of boss and bodyguard
in this delightful Taiwanese romantic comedy series,
Sweet, Sweet Bodyguard.
Currently, it's peak period at work again and Viki-related stuff will have to take a backseat for the next few weeks, I'm afraid :(
Sweet, Sweet Bodyguard OST &
Will Zhen Ai-Jia Compete With Qin Ming-Yu
for He Zhong-Qi's Attention?
In the most recently subbed episode, Qin Ming-Yu donned a very sexy outfit to work so that she could keep He Zhong-Qi’s gaze fixed on her. That caused the little green monster to rear its ugly head in Zhen Ai-Jia. Could Ai-Jia’s friend Du Cai-Jie, who was a self-professed ‘love guru’, succeed in dressing her up to make Zhong-Qi‘s eyes pop out? Find out in the next episode to be subbed at this Sweet Sweet Bodyguard Sheng Nv Bao Biao 剩女保镖 channel.
Happy to be back...
...after a wonderful two-week working holiday in Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Bali. Indonesia's simply a vacation paradise. However, I'm still recovering from exhaustion and from tying up loose ends at work. Will start getting some work done at Viki today.
Songs in Taiwanese Series
'Love Cheque Charge'
The songs in new series 'Love Cheque Charge' a.k.a. 'Happiness Voucher' starring George Hu Yu-Wei and Phoebe Yuan Ai-Fei are:
Opening: Love Is (ai jiu shi爱就是 )
Sung by George Hu Yu Wei
Better to be Proud (bu ru jiao ao不如驕傲)
Sung by Della Ding (Ding Dang 丁当)
Stealthily (tou tou de偷偷的)
Sung by Magic Power MP魔幻力量
I’m Still Loving You (wo hai shi ai zhe ni 我還是愛著你)
Sung by Magic Power MP魔幻力量
Upcoming Taiwanese Series Starring George Hu:
'Love Cheque Charge'
Here's an English-subbed Teaser Clip put together for this new series 'Love Cheque Charge' a.k.a. 'Happiness Voucher'. George Hu Yu-Wei will star opposite Phoebe Yuan Ai-Fei, who played Du Cai-Jie in Sweet, Sweet Bodyguard.
Fated to Love You
I'm dog-tired from writing tonnes of reports. I shouldn't be but can't help concurrently watching the Taiwanese and Korean versions of 'Fated to Love You'. Love both. To my surprise, the Korean one's quite different from the original (Taiwanese series). At first I couldn't stand Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk)'s devilish laughter but it grew on me. Zhang Na Ra's great playing Kim Mi-Young. They have great on-screen chemistry and I can't wait to catch the final two episodes of 19 and 20, airing Wed and Thurs.
While I prefer Jang Hyuk to Ethan Ruan, I equally like Joe Chen and Zhang Na Ra's performances. Now, the Korean OSTs just take my breath away... Check them out, especially:
More OSTs can be found in the Clip Section of the Korean Fated to Love You
The link to the Taiwanese version of Fated to Love You.
Sweet, Sweet Bodyguard OST:
'Yes, I Do' sung by Elleya Tao Yan Lin
Being out of town at the moment, with limited and expensive internet available, I decided to work offline, putting together a clip, before uploading it. So here's an OST from the English-Subbed Taiwanese Series Sweet, Sweet Bodyguard entitled Yes, I Do. It does contain some upcoming He Zhong-Qi-Zhen Ai-Jia scenes. Look out for them as the episodes are subbed. Catch this series at: www.viki.com/tv/23407c-sweet-sweet-bodyguard.
A 'Sweet, Sweet Bodyguard' OST Yes, I Do, sung by Elleya Tao Yan Lin.
Sweet, Sweet Bodyguard: Upcoming Scene
He Zhong-Qi and Zhen Ai-Jia Analyse Their First Kiss'
The Kiss Analysis - A scene in an upcoming episode from the English-Subbed Taiwanese Series Sweet, Sweet Bodyguard. Watch He Zhong-Qi and Zhen Ai-Jia's analysis of their first kiss in this amusing 'He Said, She Said' bit of the CLIP. Catch this series at: www.viki.com/tv/23407c-sweet-sweet-bodyguard.
Sweet, Sweet Bodyguard:
Clip: He Zhong-Qi's Love Woes
Featuring the Song: Dao Dai 倒带 (Jolin Tsai & Jay Chou)
After ages of not being update anything on my profile page, I can finally do that now.
Just completed A CLIP on He Zhong-Qi's love woes. Watch him hit a brick wall as he renlentlessly pursues the love of his life, his bodyguard, Zhen Ai-Jia. It also features the song REWIND / Dao Dai 倒带 sung by Jolin Tsai and Jay Chou.
From the clip: He Zhong-Qi's Love Woes
English-Subbed Song: 'Adoring You'
Featuring George Hu, With Annie Chen
George Hu Wins 'Tall & Handsome Man Poll'
Here's the song Adoring You (崇拜你) sung by Jeno Liu Liú Lì Yáng 刘力扬, which I pinched from Taiwanese series'Down with Love' and used it for a clip on my favourite couple. The clip was also to announce the 'Tall and Handsome Man' poll VIKI was conducting. But my Profile page could not be updated then. George Hu won (thanks to everyone who voted) and is now in the final poll. Unfortunately, he's trailing behind Puff Guo. Remember to vote for him.
Catch Cheryl Yang and Kingone Wang in 'Tie the Knot'
Premiering 28 May 2014
I have loved Cheryl Yang as an actress since watching her in 'My Queen'. The last time I saw Kingone Wang, he played second fiddle to Joseph Chang, who ended up with Rainie Yang in 'Love You'. I've been wanting to watch him in a lead role ever since. So here he is, paired up with Cheryl in Tie the Knot (mā mī de nán péng yǒu 妈咪的男朋友). The name of the series in Chinese is literally: 'Mummy's Boyfriend'.
Below are the synopsis and links to five series-related clips, all fully subbed in English. Do check them out and catch 'Tie the Knot' Ep. 1, to be subtitled in English and other languages, premiering 28 May 2014. Don't forget to click the 'Fans Favorite' button! This Taiwanese series also stars Nylon Chen Nai Rong (from the series Spring Love).
5 'Tie the Knot'-related Clips, all fully subtitled in English:
To watch the clips, you can also click the link below and access the CLIP section:
Yes! Another Milestone at Viki...
My deepest gratitude goes to an awesome Sensei, my mentor AmyPun.
I couldn't have made it without her teaching, guidance and encouragement.
Special thanks to all the Ninja Segging and Subbing Academy Segmenting Graduation panelists
who graded my 98% Sensei Certification video:
cgwm808, AmyPun, Narin78, Mazza, Dudie, SignsofSerendipity, shms, Luzclarita81, LeoGregory, s14950, Wafaahs, Jojoo, Mihaelagh, iJUSTloveYOU.
He Zhong Qi (Alien Huang) and Zhen Ai Jia (Summer Meng) make such a cute pair. In this CLIP of more cute scenes, even though people and circumstances often frustrate his attempts at pursuing the girl of his dreams, Zhong Qi presses on. Finally, Zhong Qi's persistence and determination in wooing Ai Jia pays off as she caves in and asks him out on a date. He Zhong Qi (Alien Huang) really has such gorgeous dimples...
I spent 4 days off work watching all 82 episodes of 'Sweet, Sweet Bodyguard' (Sheng Nu Bao Biao 剩 女 保 镖). Simply love watching He Zhong Qi (Alien Huang) fumbling in his pursuit of his sweet, sweet bodyguard, Zhen Ai Jia (Summer Meng). Here is a CLIP of some cute scenes I've put together. It encapsulates the story of this delightful 2012 Taiwanese romantic comedy.
from 'Sweet, Sweet Bodyguard'
If you have watched the clip and you like what you've seen, then catch the whole series, subtitled in English and other languages at: www.viki.com/tv/23407c-sweet-sweet-bodyguard#
While segmenting 'Sweet, Sweet Bodyguard' (Sheng Nu Bao Biao 剩 女 保 镖), I came across and instantly liked Alien Huang Hong Sheng (黄 鸿 升) 's rendition of Zhang Zhen Yue (张 震 岳) 's song 'Freedom' (Zi You 自 由). So here is the English subbed version CLIP of Alien Huang and also Zhang Zhen Yue singing this very upbeat song. I absolutely adore Zheng Ya Lun (Li Li Wei), a gamophobic plastic surgeon and Du Cai Jie (Yuan Ai Fei), a private eye originally hired to investigate him. Just starting to really warm up to Alien Huang (He Zhong Qi) and Summer Meng (Zhen Ai Jia) as the boss and his bodyguard in this 2012 Taiwanese romantic comedy. Check it out, perhaps you might like it too.
It's a long wait till 8 Aug 2014 to watch one of my favourite Taiwanese actresses, Ady An on the small screen again in My Pig Lady. So I decided to explore and stumbled upon an MV of Ady together with Du Chun, in A Terraccotta Warrior. (The song 'Cool Girl', is actually an OST of Rent a Girlfriend Back Home for New Year.) To my disappointment, the series is now (temporarily, I hope) unavailable in my region. So I decided to pinch the song and create a clip featuring my favourite on-screen couple, George Hu Yu Wei and Annie Chen Ting Ni. Their last collaboration was last year. They'll be together again tonight (Sun 27-4-14) presenting an award at Singapore's Channel 8 StarAwards20. Catch them on ChannelU at 10pm Singaporean time if you can. Drats, lucky, lucky Singaporean fans! I can't wait to see them and get more news! If you've not yet watched Love Now and Love Around starring those two Taiwanese stars yet, view the clip below and you might just want to watch them now:) <Note: Click on any highlighted parts to access the relevant pages.>
English subbed 'I've Lost' ( wo shu le 我 输 了 )
An OST of 'Rent a Girlfriend Home for New Year'
On a mini break from work, I'm suddenly in the mood to rewatch a 2010 series from Mainland China, Rent a Girlfriend Home for New Year (zū gè nǚ yǒu huí jiā guò nián 租个女友回家过年). Culture-rich, it beautifully blends life in modern China and ancient tradition. Of all the OSTs in it, I like one of Zhāng Zhì Lín's songs the most. Here's a CLIP on that OST, I've Lost (wǒ shū le 我输了) and the synopsis of the series. Do give this 24-episode romantic comedy a go. You might find yourself pleasantly surprised like I was.
The bickering pair: Sun Yi Wei (Du Chun) & Chu Xiao Xiao (Xue Jia Ning).
Latest Revised Broadcast Date for
'My Pig Lady' a.k.a. 'Go, Single Lady'
Well, we've already waited so long, so what's another 4 months, right? GRRrrr...!!!! Yes, according to a Soompi thread, we'll only catch Mike He and Ady An in Ep. 1 of 'My Pig Lady' on 8 August, 2014. Fingers crossed, there won't be any more delays.
Check out Taiwanese Romantic Comedy
'Sweet, Sweet Bodyguard'
A 'must watch' for fans of Alien Huáng, huáng hóng sheng / xiǎo guǐ (黄鸿升 / 小鬼), Teresa / Summer Mèng, mèng gěng rú (孟耿如), lǐ lǐ rén (李李仁) and yuán ài fēi (袁艾菲).
Want to find out what's the plot all about? Check out the Sweet, Sweet Bodyguard channel for more information. Don't forget to click on the 'Fans Favorited' button if you like the series. There's also a Youtube Clip about the series.
Two OSTs, the opening theme song and the ending song, have been subtitled in English at Viki. Click on each song title to watch the clips on:
You don't Know sung by Coke Lee, lǐ wéi fēng (李 唯 楓).
Finally! I'm Proudly a Seg101 Graduate.
I'm officially out of bootcamp. My training's complete and I'm ready to start segmenting again. Many thanks to countless people who've helped me reach this point, through their contributions, making the Seg101 Project happen, and through their guidance, honing my segmenting skills. To all of them, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks. Last but not least, I owe my success to the most awewome mentor any student could have wished for, AmyPun. Sensei, I've made it with your help. Here's a simple clip of my tribute to you....:) AmyPun-SImplyTheBest
Viki’s Segmenter 101 Project: Progress Chart
Mentor: AmyPun Student: terata1
Graduated with 5 passes each
in Graduate Videos 1 (Spanish) and 2 (Korean).
Thanks to my awesome mentor AmyPun
and special thanks to
the Graduate Panel members who each graded both videos: mihaelagh, cgwm808, RoxieHar, marykarmelina and honnas.
Go, Single Lady: Extended Trailer
Finally! An extended trailer for this series. Airing date? No mention of it yet but at least we know it's going to be aired sometime. Here's an English-subbed extract from the Extended Trailer. EXTRACT
Read more about the PREVIEW (thanks to Bongsd @ Viki for this information and to ockoala for the writeup).
Unfair (bu gong ping 不 公 平) Sung by Jenny Yang
Opening Theme Song for GTV's Taiwanese Series 'The Outsiders 1'
For some reason, I can't get an opening theme song out of my head. Heard it yesterday while subbing the Taiwanese series 'The Outsiders 1'. Catch the series, subtitled in English and other languages at Viki. Perhaps you might like the song, too. Here is the song: Unfair (bù gong píng / 不公平)
I now find myself watching 'The Outsiders 1', primarily because Ady An acted in it. A consolation I guess, after her new series 'Go, Single Lady' failed to air as scheduled. She's great here, caught between two hunks, Dylan Kuo and Blue Lan. I say: What lucky guys, getting to act with the beautiful Ady An!
Go, Single Lady to Premiere After Summer 2014?
Go, Single Lady a.k.a. Upper-Class Common Girl is scheduled to be broadcast in Taiwan after summer 2014? That's the current hearsay. The broadcast date has changed several times now. What else can I do but patiently wait to see Mike He and Ady An lip-locking and in wedding attire? When it's aired, this series will be subtitled in English and other languages here at Viki.
I've taken on another project as a subber. Ke Wei Xiang (Chris Wang in 'Inborn Pair') is back in another very promising series 'Family Love'. Check it out if you like.:) I loved working on and watching his 84-episode 'Inborn Pair' series and suspect I'd love this one too.
Go, Single Lady: Mike He Swoops Down on Ady An
With Mike He, the Kissing King, there's no such thing as half-hearted peck on the lips. Here's a taste of what's to come in 'Go, Single Lady'. Let the sparks fly!
(Picture thanks to weibo.com/anyixuan)
Upper-Class Common Girl: Who's Who
Michael Zhang's Set Visit
Mike He (hè jūn xiáng 贺军翔) as Fàn Jiāng Yǔ (范姜禹)
Ady An (ān yǐ xuān 安以轩) as Wáng Màn Líng (王曼玲)
Jiàn Xìn (见信) as Wèi Zhī Sū (未知苏)
Fù Xīn Bó (付辛博) as Wěi Chéng (伟成)
Elaine Wan (wàn wěi qiáo 万纬乔) as Wèi Zhī (未知)
Hè Yī Háng (贺一航) as Màn Líng’s dad
Lín Měi Xiù (林美秀) as Màn Líng’s mom
Fu Xin Bo, Ady An Yi Xuan, Mike He Jun Xiang, Michael Zhang Xun Jie & Amanda Zhou Xiao Han.
ETtoday reported that Michael Zhāng Xūn Jié (张勋杰) recently brought along coffee for the staff and crew members of Upper-Class Common Girl (shàng liú sú nǚ 上流俗女), when he visited good pals, Ady An and Mike He on the set. Michael’s junior, Amanda Chou (zhōu xiǎo hán) looked very photogenic posing with her short hairstyle and grabbed attention showing her lovely legs.
Introducing Ady An's family in 'Upper-Class Common Girl' ...
Here's a picture of Ady An's family in 'Upper-Class Common Girl'.
[Credits: Picture and information thanks to moo1304 @ Asianfanatics' 'Upper-Class Common Girl' Forum.]
Oh, by the way, did anyone know that Elaine Wan (万玮乔), who will be appearing in the drama, is actually the cousin of Ady An?
Highly-Anticipated Upcoming Series:
'Upper-Class Common Girl' with Mike He & Ady An
Co-stars: Mike He Jun Xiang and Ady An Yi Xuan
Cameras started rolling for GTV's highly-anticipated new Taiwanese idol drama on April 9, 2013. It's brought together Mike He / hè jūn xiáng (贺军翔) and one of my favourite Taiwanese actresses, Ady An / ān yǐ xuān (安以轩). Other cast members include: Shin / sū jiàn xìn (苏见信), fù xīn bó (付辛博) and Elaine Wan (万玮乔). Watch this 22-episode series with English subtitles at VIKI's Upper-Class Common Girl (shàng liú sú nǚ 上流俗女) channel when it is aired.
I like the plot which will see a reversal of fortunes for a mean, rich boy and a poor pig-farm girl. Can't wait to see Mike He's character eating humble pie at the hands of Ady An's. More on the storyline here. The last time I watched an Ady An series was when she was in the second highest rated Taiwanese idol drama of all time, Autumn's Concerto. Let's watch sparks fly as kissing king Mike He collides with beautiful Ady An in this upcoming series.
Georgie + Annie = Sizzling Chemistry
[Credit: Picture thanks to Bongsd @ Asianfanatics 'Love, Now' Forum]
.Series I've committed to:..
Second Life (Taiwan) - Subtitler (Part-time)
Strands of Love (Taiwan) - Segmenter, Subtitler
Love Around (Taiwan) - Segmenter, Subtitler
Big Red Riding Hood (Taiwan) - Segmenter, Subtitler
Spring Love (Taiwan) - Segmenter, Subtitler
Love Actually (China) - Segmenter, Subtitler <16-3-2013>
Love, Now (Taiwan) - Segmenter, Subtitler, Forumer <11-3-2013>
Summer Fever (Taiwan) - Segmenter, Subtitler
Inborn Pair/True Love (Taiwan) - Moderator (Eng), Segmenter, Subtitler, Forumer
The Queen of SOP (China) - Subtitler
Happy Michelin Kitchen (Taiwan-China) - Segmenter, Subtitler
I Love You So Much (Taiwan-China) - Segmenter
Office Girls (Taiwan) - Subtitler
Bodyguard (China) - Subtitler
My Pig Lady (Taiwan) - Moderator, Segmenter (abandoned - unable to segment due to 'shaky' video clips)
Completed subbing Ep.82 (finale) of 'Sweet, Sweet Bodyguard' - November 2014.
Graduated as a Ninja Sensei from Viki's Ninja Segging and Subbing Academy.
98% Sensei Certification Video (Taiwanese/Mandarin) final grade: 99.09 - Mon 26 May 2014.
Graduated from Viki's Seg101 Project with 5 passes each in Korean & Spanish - Mon 17 Mar 2014
Started bootcamp training (Viki's Seg 101 ) with mentor AmyPun - Sun 10 Nov 2013
Completed subbing Ep.72 (finale) of 'Love, Now' - 2.40pm, 11 Mar 2013
Cut 100,000 segments while working on 'Love, Now' Ep.44 Pt.4
- 22 January 2013
Completed subbing Ep.84 (finale) of 'Inborn Pair/True Love' - 08 Dec 2012
Granted Power Segmenter Status - 27 June 2012
Cut 20,000 segments upon completing 'Happy Michelin Kitchen' Ep.18 Pt.2
- 24 June 2012
Granted QC Status - 20 May 2012
Barely active, highly demotivated.
Should I still go all out to segment and subtitle at Viki? After all:
1. Who knows when the licence of a series will expire, wasting any time and effort spent on creating hundreds if not thousands of segments and subtitles?
2. This could happen when a fan channel gets licensed - found out one whole part of a series I had subbed with subtitles attributed fully to Viki Admin after it was licensed.
3. Out of the blue I received a message from Viki informing me that some fan channels would cease to exist within the week. So I wrote to Viki, hoping to find out which ones to watch before they disapper. Five days later (it's 26-2-15 now), there's still no response from Viki. I guess it's too late for me to watch any of them now.
4. I've found series on other sites showing subtitles which I'd contributed at Viki.
5. On top of everything, real life workload is getting heavier all the time.