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So TVB recently made a sequel to one of my all-time favourites, Triumph in the Skies. 10 years later. FINALLY.

But they decided to kill off the female to my favourite pairing/ship even before the sequel started. I got so worked up about this one day I just decided to type out a huge post about them. The pairing just holds so much significance towards the way I judge other pairings and the enjoyment I got out of the series... and 2/3 way into Triumph in the Skies II, I still cannot empathize why they did what they did with Sam and Zoe.

So yeah, as a way of venting, I just wrote. I needed to remind myself why they were perfect and always will be.

The points are a little repetitive, so I apologize. HAHA.

Here's my essay, okay.Collapse )

Most of this was typed around the time episode 15 was aired, so there's a lot of Sam/Zoe flashback points I didn't add. Besides, it's just too depressing to think about anyway......
 
 
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I've been meaning to do this in awhile now, but having been away from utattemita/utaite fandom for so long, I had to re-institute myself and relearn a lot of stuff since the fandom has grown soooooo huge this past year or so.

Just to start off, Tourai (トゥライ) is an amateur nico nico douga singer (also known as 'utattemita' and you can find out more here). I've also seen people call him Tolie or Tulay. He also goes by minato or ryuusei-P (流星P), when he is producing vocaloid music and performing in live concerts as a keyboardist. He is my first encounter with utattemita and my absolute favourite, even as the community of utaites have expanded over the years, and hopefully I'll be able to have him introduce new people into the fandom as he did with me.

Tourai's mylist on NND → mylist/17091190
minato(流星P)'s mylist on NND → mylist/4348647
Tourai/minato(流星P)'s NND community → community/co127285
Tourai@Usacolony → community/co172708
His blog → http://tolie618.blog63.fc2.com/
Twiiter → http://twitter.com/minato_k
Wiki (japanese) → http://www41.atwiki.jp/niconico_singer/pages/587.html


As a NND producer...Collapse )

As a singer & origin of his name...Collapse )
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Conclusion: How does he look like?Collapse )

I hope you like the post and consider investing some time in this fandom if you haven't already. ( ゚ヮ゚) I really think these people deserve a chance to make it big, much more so than a lot of people in jpop who are already popular... ( ̄ー ̄)
 
 
28 September 2010 @ 02:25 am

WIN WIN AND WIN. I mean, COME ON. Ekin Cheng, Sammi Cheng AND Chapman To in the same MV all dressed up!! :O And I love how Sammi and Andy had this reflexes contest in the MV, lol:

"In the end, Sammi’s performance won applause and made everyone burst into laughter, especially when she display her leg’s reflexes as she lift her leg to rest over her leg to challenge Andy, it’s an eye opener for everybody. Andy admitted defeat to Sammi and quipped: “I did told you to shoot action films!”"

That last quote there (telling her to shoot action), he's referring to Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame. Did you know Andy Lau had originally wanted Sammi to be in the movie? And that she actually was asked to be casted?

Ugh, or is this just news to only me? D: SHE WAS SUPPOSE TO BE IN DETECTIVE DEE, OMG! </3

lol, anyway...

It's not all that win if you don't know Sam Hui's songs, I guess. But I thought I'd share since my dad and I are huge fans of the Hui brothers. Sam's music appealed mostly to the working class people in Hong Kong much around the 70's and 80's, and is still very influential today. It is especially popular amongst the poor because most of Sam's songs use a lot of Cantonese "slang" which a lot of richer individuals find a lack of elegance in. And it's just something the poor can better relate to, I guess. I'm sure if your parents are Chinese, they will know Sam Hui and his brothers.

This is Andy's recent cover of Sam Hui's "人辦". It's actually one of the very few songs I don't know too well, tbh. But I know Sam's style of music very well, and I always thought Andy Lau's voice don't suit it very well. BTW, this also isn't the first time Andy has done Sam's covers. He released an entire CD of Sam's songs a very long time ago (which I own and religiously keep safely because my love for both Sam Hui & Andy Lau know no boundries lol), and likes to sing his songs in charities and stuff. I just think Andy's voice is too flowy and artistic for Sam's style of music.

But it does bring in his own style into Sam's songs, I guess. There are a few covers Andy did that I liked - so I'm not say it's bad. It's just that if his aim was to recreate Sam's style, it just sounds a bit lacking, y'know?

Check it out, ya? And yes, that's Andy playing as Charlie Chaplin. lol.