Chinese Celebrities Glam Out for #TencentVideoAll-StarNight 2020 – Part 2

Here is the final part of the red carpet looks from Tencent Video All-Star Night 2020. If you haven’t seen the previous post, use this link 👉🏽 Chinese Celebrities Glam Out for #TencentVideoAll-StarNight 2020 

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

Zhao Yiqin is so handsome. I love the clothing + jewelry combo, and green truly makes his outfit – 


My baby🥰 Chen Linong served in two beautiful suit looks –


Yang Mi‘s looked stunning!!! I can’t pick a favourite in her case because I love the fluffy look of the pink gown, but I also like the simple/classy style of the other dress – 


My first time seeing Angela Hui, and she’s beautiful + her baby blue gown is so pretty- 


Zhang Meng came through with some traditional elements. The papered wall/twigs truly set the antique vibe for these pictures – 


Jeremy Jones Xu came to serve face. This man should be made illegal; how can someone be so good looking? –


Yang Yang looked great in his Dunhill suit. His studio was probably like, “no need to post too many pictures. He could slay and bewitch in just four.” Don’t mind me😂😂😂😂 –


Xu Kai‘s round eyeglass is the main point of his outfit, in my opinion. He makes me want to get new glasses in the same style – 


Yang Chao Yue is such an attractive lady. Her long black hair, the gown, + the setting for her pictures were all flawless –


Rachel Mao was serving vintage princess vibes with her first look. I love the yellow gown on her, it compliments her skin tone so well, and she’s gorgeous – 


Greg Han kept it simple. He’s got the face to shine all day long, so he looked charming – 


Another suited up look from Vengo Gao. The textured blazer brought the right amount of bougie to his outfit –


Xing Zhaolin and his green suit are indeed fated. He looks remarkable good; I’m in awe –


The two outfits for Chen Yuqi did her justice. I love both dresses, but the black & yellow one has a special place in my heart – 


To close off, I have Maggie Jiang. I think she looked better in the black gown; it hugged her body perfectly. All the same, she’s pretty – 

Chinese Celebrities Glam Out for #TencentVideoAll-StarNight 2020

I do my best to resist posting two pictorial faves on the same day, but I couldn’t hold back after seeing all the stunning photos of celebrities at Tencent Video All-Star Night 2020. Due to the number of pictures I have to share, I will be using the slideshow format, + I might also have to split this post into two parts. Enjoy😍

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

Dilraba Dilmurut served queen vibes for her first outfit, and the second look was equally beautiful –


Zhao Lusi was the prettiest angel with her first look. Then she went traditional for her performance outfit –


Wang Yibo arrived at the event dripped in Chanel. I believe he had three different looks, but I’ll just be sharing my two favourites –


Xiao Zhan came through!!! I love the way they took his pictures. The background and lighting was perfect + he looked stunning in every shot –


Zhao Liying had three dress changes, but my favourite is her first outfit: the gorgeous black + gold embroidered Georges Hobeika gown. The blue Dior gown was also a great look for her – 


Victoria Song served legs + Chanel for the red carpet. She is captivating in the black gown –


Yang Zi was giving me fairy vibes with her gown and aesthetics for these pictures – 


Arthur Chen had two looks for the event, and he suited up in both – 


Leo Luo also graced the event in a suit, and as expected, he looked great – 


Wang Zhuocheng probably didn’t change outfits because this is the only look I found for him – 

Bambi Zhu stayed within the standard two change of outfits. I prefer her in the brown ball gown – 


Tiffany Tang is also another celeb that impressed me more with her second look. She severed sparkling beauty queen vibes –


Liang Jie served classic beauty with her first look. The white gown did justice to her body, and I couldn’t stop staring –


Second to last on this 1st part compilation is Ryan Ding, and he got quite creative with his photos by including his prepping stage – 


To close, I have Kris Wu’s two looks for the event, and my favourite is the black blazer outfit –

My Pictorial|Poster Faves: The Older, The Better🥰

If you’re an older Asian drama fan or just a well-versed watcher, then you probably have certain older actors (i.e. 30+ years) that continuously amaze you with their acting skills and beauty!!!. Yes, that’s the focus of this post. I will be sharing pictures of some of my favourite older Korean actors. Also, I’m discussing how I discovered them + some recommendations of their dramas/films. To keep this post brief, I will create a female/Chinese version later.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

Lee Joon-gi was born on April 17th, 1982, making him 38 years old. He recently starred in ‘Flower of Evil’, and he is one actor with a very secure place in my heart. When I dived into the Korean drama scene, Lee Joon-gi was the first older actor that caught my eye. It all started with ‘Iljimae’ (2008) and then every other drama/movie from him because I fell in love with his acting style, charisma and beauty. So here are some recent photos of the actor from Allure Korea.

Recommended film/dramas of Lee Joon-gi (click photos to see titles)


Lee Dong Wook, who recently starred in ‘Tale of the Nine-Tailed’, was born on November 6th, 1981, making the actor 39 years old. He sure is ageing like fine wine, both physically and career-wise. I first saw Lee Dong Wook in ‘Blade Man’ (2014), and I’ve found him to be a great actor after watching his other movies/dramas. Hence he is my second feature with recent shots from GQ Korea.

Recommended film/dramas of Lee Dong Wook (click photos to see titles)


Lee Je-hoon is more of a film actor. Hence, I haven’t had the time to dive into his works because that would require some days of sitting through different stories. For some reason, dramas are much easier for me to watch😆. All the same, after watching ‘Signal’ (2016), I have been obsessed with him. He’s such an engaging actor that always brings distinction and life to his character. Lee Je-hoon was born on July 4th, 1984 (36 years old). Here are some recent shots of the actor from W Korea.

Recommended dramas of Lee Je-hoon (click photos to see titles)


Rain (Jung Ji Hoon) was born on June 25th, 1982, making him 38 years old. Most people knew him as a singer, but I discovered him as an actor through the 2014 drama – ‘My Lovely Girl’. Honestly, that drama did not do much for me, which affected my perception of Rain’s acting skills. Thankfully I watched ‘Please Come Back, Mister’ (2016) and then began to notice his strengths as an actor. Plus, we all have to admit that the man is fine!!!! Hence why he is my last feature on this post with some photos from GQ Korea.

Recommended dramas of Rain (click photos to see titles)

My Pictorial|Poster Faves: A Guan Xiaotong and Wan Qian Exclusive

It’s the weekend!!! Which means pictorial faves times. This post will share some recent picks of two gorgeous Chinese actresses – Wan Qian and Guan Xiaotong.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

First off is Wan Qian on the cover of L’Officiel China. I believe these photos are from the magazine’s November 2020 Issue. She is rocking the short hair so effortlessly –


Following up is Guan Xiaotong on the cover of Men’s Uno China – November 2020 Issue. I love the sporty/classy theme for this photoshoot –

The Blogger Recognition Award 2020

Christmas is around the corner, and although 2020 hasn’t been the best, I still have things that made my year. One of such items on my list are bloggers who dedicated their time throughout this year to provide beautiful content that comforted readers. The Blogger Recognition Award serves as an appreciation for them. 

First off, I would like to thank Hallyureviews for nominating my blog; it truly means a lot. Although I discovered hallyureviews quite late this year, I love their take on Korean music and dramas + it sometimes feels like we’re in sync with our content, and that’s so fun😄. Kindly check them out. 

THE RULES OF NOMINATION:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and feature a link to their blog in your award post.
  2. Post the award banner somewhere on your blog.
  3. Share the reason why you started your blog.
  4. Share two pieces of advice that could benefit new bloggers.
  5. Nominate a maximum of fifteen other bloggers.
  6. Tell your nominees about your award post so they can participate!

Why I started this blog?

I always enjoyed sharing my thoughts on Kpop/Kdramas with my friends, so at some point, I felt the need to share my love for these things with a broader audience. After researching various platforms, I decided to start a blog.

My advice for newbies:

Once you have an idea, write!! It might not be perfect, but it is undoubtedly a good beginning. Trust me, with time, everything will fall into place, and you will find your niche.

While you research and try to get ideas from other people’s blogs, never forget your originality. Always leave a piece of you in every post by appreciating your unique writing style.

To close off, here are my nominations, please check them out –

Cfensi @ cfen.si

Anime Tokoyo @ animetokoyo.home.blog

SHAN SHANS JACKET @ ckdrama.home.blog

dramapearls @ dramapearls.com

FORTRESS @ nostalgicwalksblog.wordpress.com

 

LeeHi & Crush Have A Festive Tune Just ‘For You’🎄

This Christmas melody from LeeHi came at the perfect time. It’s such a sweet birthday gift + Crush is on this. I’m so excited😄. Now let’s see what “For You” has to offer.

(Please note – this is a real-time review, meaning I am typing down my exact thoughts while listening to this song.)

Reaction to Official Live Video:

  • Just one note from LeeHi, and I am in love.
  • She sounds lovely, and her English pronunciation is clear.
  • The set designer for this live video did such a fantastic job. The place looks magical with all the beautiful Christmas decorations.
  • LeeHi is stunning. She’s ageing like fine wine, and I love her so much.
  • The drum sections on this are excellent, + the soft guitars/piano are a perfect combo.
  • Ooo, I love the chorus. It’s so soothing, and the backing vocals on there are top-notch.
  • I also love the instrumental transition after the chorus.
  • I just realized that this song is entirely in English, which means I can understand everything.
  • Yes, Crush came in smoothly with his sweet voice.
  • I want similar earrings to the one Crush has on because he looks good.
  • It’s a nice touch to have LeeHi back up while Crush sings. Their harmonies are beautiful.
  • Did you all catch that cute fist bump at the end? Crush and LeeHi’s friendship is adorable.🥰
  • I love everything about “For You”, therefore it gets 10/10
  • LeeHi Crush did a great job as a duet.

Let’s Get Into Some Korean Jazz Music With The BLANK Shop’s Album💿- ‘Tailor’

Since I have been away for a while, I decided to give an album recommendation for this week instead of one song. My chosen album is Tailor by The BLANK Shop.

Yun Seok Cheol, also known as The BLANK Shop, is a South Korean jazz pianist and composer. He gained popularity in the Korean jazz scene after participating in various national jazz competitions. His first album – Growth, was released in December 2009. He collaborated with two other artists – Jung Sang Yi (bassist) & Kim Yong Jin (drummer), and they were known as SC Yun’s Trio. Yun Seok Cheol’s current label is Antenna. His latest record – Tailor, is a jazz feast that features various singers like Wonpil (DAY6), Yerin Baek, Sunwoojunga, 10cm, Ha Heonjin, CADEJO, Lee Jin Ah, and Hello Ga-Young.

I love the sound and overall vibe of this album so much. My rating for it is a bulletproof 10/10. Tailor is refreshing and different from what Korean mainstream music has to offer. It is the perfect relaxation kit that everyone deserves. Ever since I discovered this album, no day has gone by without listening to at least one track. That’s how much I enjoy this jazz feast from The BLANK Shop. Also, the variation of voices on this record is another exquisite aspect. Each artist that Yun Seok Cheol worked with brought a unique and beautiful attribute into the mix. Although I enjoy listening to all fourteen songs, the ones I replay the most are – “AmoneThat’sCapone” – “How can I live without love” – “Lazy mornings – “LAN escape” “Mold in closet” & – “What I can’t do”

I hope you all take some time to check out Tailor by The BLANK Shop because it is outstanding. Plus, if you’re someone who is into jazz music, this is specifically designed for you. Trust me, because I feel this is one of the best records I have stumbled on this year. 

Until my next post, continue to have a beautiful day, everyone💕💕💕.

King TAEYEON Returns With ‘What Do I Call You’ – Album Review

Hello everyone🤗🤗🤗

It’s been exactly 23 days since my last post. I had to take time off to sort out some essential things, and I also needed quality ‘me time.’ I feel a lot better now, and I am so pumped because Taeyeon is back + tomorrow is my birthday!!!! Yaayyy me!!!🎉🎉🎉. I love this early birthday gift. Honestly, 2020 has been a lot, hence why I am super grateful to have reached this point of the year.

Enough about me, let’s get into TAEYEON’S new release. What Do I Call You is her 4th mini-album. This record has five songs, including the title track of the same name.

(Please note – this is a real-time review, meaning I am typing down my exact thoughts while listening to each song.)

Reaction to Title Track/MV:

  • I can never get over how pretty Taeyeon is. How can she be so gorgeous and talented?
  • I didn’t watch any of the teasers, so I wasn’t expecting an upbeat sound.
  • The instrumental is beautiful. I love how well the guitar pairs with the bass beat +Taeyeon’s perfect vocals.
  • The music video’s visuals are so crispy clear with a hint of earthy tones—effortless but stunning aesthetics.
  • This song is about figuring out how to relate to an ex-lover because that person can’t exactly be called a stranger after spending together. At the same time, an ex cannot always become a friend after the breakup, which means they’re just someone you know?
  • I adore this song’s progression, most significantly, the way the beat deepened during the chorus.
  • Wow, smooth backing vocals!!! In general, Taeyeon’s sounds so captivating in this song.
  • The bridge is the standout point of this song for me. The way Taeyeon’s voice scaled throughout that section is pure bliss.
  • I LOVE “What Do I Call You” It’s catchy and beautiful as expected from TAEYEON. Trust that I will be replaying it for a long time.

Album Review:

  1. What Do I Call You – I already added this to my playlist. It’s such a groovy song even though it’s about a sad topic.
  2. Playlist – Exciting intro. I also got a similar vintage-jazzy vibe from the title track, but it was quite subtle. I enjoy this style of music, and Taeyeon is pulling it off so well. “Playlist” is the perfect mid-tempo dance song. The instrumentalization/production on this track is excellent, + the smooth top-notch vocals add an extra touch of perfection. I love everything about this song.
  3. To the moon – Ooo, another captivating entry + the vocal quality is serving already. This song is a bop and a half!!! I am over here, body rolling💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼. YESSSS!!!! TAEYEON. She did not come to play with anyone on this track. I have nothing more to say than “To the moon” is THAT SONG!!
  4. Wildfire – Not to come off repetitive, but I adore how catchy the intros are for each track. In my opinion, the first few seconds can make or mar a song because not everyone has a long attention span. Getting any listener’s interest in the first few seconds is crucial, and Taeyeon has been doing that for me on this album. “Wildfire” has an odd, quirky, but intriguing sound + Taeyeon’s voice on this is very powerful. It’s something that I would love to jam out to during a road trip. 
  5. Galaxy – Okay, are we getting a slow jam to wrap up things? I’ve noticed that this record had guitars as one of the main instruments in all five tracks, and I love the soulful vibe that brought to each mix. “Galaxy” is just a chill song and a perfect way to close this sweet album. I love it.

Final Thoughts:

First off, I am so happy to be back. I didn’t realize how much I missed doing music reviews. I sincerely enjoy discovering new songs/artists and having a good time. With that said, TAEYEON did such a fantastic job with this mini-album. She served quality vocals, + the production on all five tracks are excellent. I appreciate the subtle vintage-jazzy vibe for “What Do I Call You” & “Playlist”. I think those two, along with “To the moon”, are my favourites on this record.

Overall, TAEYEON’s 4th mini-album – What Do I Call You, gets a solid 10/10 from me.