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I am building a new home which is practically the same as this one although I am trying to make it better than this, hopefully. I will still continue writing for this one…hahaha…I know I have not written any lately…too many distractions!

However, my new home is at http://asiandramaaddict.com or you just simply click here.

It may be down sometimes because I am still trying to organize and fix things. The whole COFFEE PRINCE recaps are already there and I am on the process of trasnferring HANA KIMI. I am painstakingly transferring the posts manually for God knows why… it will take too many hours for me to tell you all about it anyway you are all invited to go over there…I hope I can fix it before the month ends…

See yah!


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Oh, I moved on to a new home, check asiandramaaddict.com or simply click here to get the full article.

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ISWAK and TKA fans are probably drooling these days since we are in for another Joe Chen and Ariel Lin drama series entitled, Love or Bread.

Look at these photos and be thrilled! I know you guys can’t wait for it.

This drama series will be shown in Taiwan on November 16, 2008. For more info, check this site, GTV. If you want to get a glimpse on their newest collaboration, watch this:

Photo Credit: as labeled

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Before Fated To Love You was aired, it did not sparked any interest from me at all. Although, I was familiar with the lead stars, I just never thought that both actors will have any chemistry at all. When I think of Chen Qiao En I immediately thought of Ming Dao. I find it ironic that Ethan Ruan looked so similar to Ming Dao. I thought this will just be another typical drama. I guess I was wrong.

One thing I hate most is over extended dramas. This is no different, the story and the situation keeps on repeating BUT since I enjoyed Xin Yi and Cun Xi, why not extend it more. If you guys are looking for artsy dramas with poignant and lifechanging themes/messages/concepts, this is not for you.

They started holding the number 2 position in the nationwide ratings game but when Episode 2 aired they went up to No. 1 and stayed there for the duration of the whole series. They broke the record of the highest TV rating for a drama series when they aired Episode 11 with 8.13. It was previously held by The Prince Who Turn Into Frog, a Ming Dao and Chen Quiao En starrer. They did not only broke the record but set a record each time an episode was aired. The highest was on the 20th episode with a 10.91 peaking at 13.64.

This is comedy with a little bit of drama here and there. The good thing about it is that it never pretended to be anything else rather than a romantic comedy. It is was all about an ordinary girl who was often overlooked by everyone or taken for granted. She does have a boyfriend and wanted to really get serious with him but unfortunately the boyfriend is a loser. Anyway, they went on a cruise together, she paid for it, why? oh well, girls who is in love tend to be stupid sometimes. She really wanted to upgrade their relationship to the next level a.k.a have sex with the guy. She took some cold medicine, made her super drowsy and she ended up in Cun Xi’s room.

Cun Xi on the other hand, was planning to propose to his beautiful ballerina girlfriend named Anna, so he invited her to join him in a cruise. On the way to the luxury ship, Anna received an invitation to dance in a major theatre abroad and it is definitely a huge career achievement. Anna chose career advancement over Cun Xi.

There are other players on the story, a couple of islanders who wanted to take revenge on Cun Xi, placed some drugs on to Cun Xi’s drink. He became disoriented, drowsy enough that when he went back to his room, he thought that the girl sleeping on his bed is his girlfriend, Anna.

The inevitable happened. Two drowsy people, in love with their partners are thrown into a bed and both who were planning a night of lovemaking got what they wish for. The only difference is that, they did it with another person.

She became pregnant and that my friends is how the whole thing started. Cun Xi’s grandmother insists that they get married. Cun Xi, understandably is not agreeable to that. He is waiting for his precious Anna to return and she did. However, he never thought that he’ll fall in love with Xin Yi. To make matters worse for Cun Xi, there’s another guy lurking aroud who is pretty wealthy as well who is totally into Xin Yi.

So, how it did it all end? You need to watch it 🙂

If I will look at the drama objectively, the writer and the director could have shorten the whole thing into 16 episodes but most Taiwanese dramas are written to be shown for longer number of episodes and besides generally fans want anything and everything to be extended plus they also want a never-ending sequels or prequels. 

A shout out to Christine who left a comment on a previous post about Taiwan dramas. Thanks for reminding me about the beauty of Taiwanese dramas, highly appreciated! I was about to change my banner but since Taiwan drama addicts out there love it, I decided to let it stay there longer.

 Thanks also to asiancelebshops.blogspot.com for my banners.

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I saw the first couple of episodes of Hot Shot and since I do not have any type of expectation, I enjoyed it. Alan Lou was a revelation to me. The guy is so darn funny in his role. He totally nailed his character. Jerry Yan is still a hottie. I dont think anyone will argue with me when I say the guy is really, really gorgeous. His role here is a rich guy which is so in his demeanor. I love it. There are some actors who plays a rich guy but cannot deliver but Jerry Yan for some reason, even with plain clothes, looks elite and loaded. I have not seen much of Wu Chun yet but from what I have seen of him in the first two episodes, he’s also hot. No wonder this series is called Hot Shot.

It’s all about basketball and the lives of the three guys plus a love interest here and there. By the way, the NBA consultant turned college basketball coach is quite pretty and tall. The other girl which is being paired with Jerry and subsequently will be on a love triangle with Alan is cute but quite ordinary.

I do not know how this will turn out. With my busy schedule, I do not have the time to go and read forums about these series. However, some net buddies told me that it will not be a long series. Thank God for that. Taiwan series unfortunately have a bad habit of prolonging the story, hence, the agony of the viewers and somehow making the last episodes kinda predictable and boring.

If you guys want the OST of Hot Shot, click here.

Photo: Credited as labelled

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A Romantic Comedy 


  • Chen Qiao En (Ying Ye 3 Jia 1, A Game About Love) as Chen Xin Yi 
  • Ethan Ruan (Summer X Summer, Green Forest, My Home) as Ji Cun Xi 
  • Baron Chen as Dylan
  • Bianca Bai as Anna
  • Na Wei Xun as Anson
  • Plot:

    A really unfashionable working class girl Chen Xin Yi has the desire to tie down her handsome boyfriend to be with her. Due to certain reasons, her boyfriend gets her to go on a love cruise and she started to ponder on how to lose her virginity and tie down her boyfriend. Xin Yi ended up taking cold medicine which made her drowsy and went into Ji Cun Xi’s room. Cun Xi is the sole male heir to his family’s company and has been in love with his girlfriend, Anna, for a long time. He planned to propose to Anna on the boat but she didn’t turn up on the cruise. An island owner added drugs into Cun Xi’s drink and Cun Xi became disorientated and returned to his own room. Xin Yi and Cun Xi end up having a one night stand. Xin Yi later finds out that she’s pregnant and Cun Xi’s grandmother forces them to get married. Will a couple forced to marry for the sake of their unborn child find love with each other? (Source: Dramawiki)

    This series started airing last March 16.

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