Bii Ventures into Acting in New Drama with Megan Lai

1When I See You Again is almost finished with its run and while it wasn’t anything spectacular, it was quite a fluffy and cutesy drama that I enjoyed watching. Seems like SETTV is deciding to stick with rom-coms after its experiment with the melo Someone Like You as the follow-up drama will too be a rom-com. The follow-up drama has yet to have an English name but the literal translation would be “Falling in Love With the Guys” and from that and the promotion material that has been surfacing, it seems like there will be some gender-bender in play. Read more

Ariel Lin Arm in Arm with Vic Zhou and Bolin Chen at 50th Golden Bell Awards


Ariel Lin with Vic Zhou (left) and Bolin Chen (right)

Last Saturday hosted the prestigious 50th annual Golden Bell Awards, and a star-studded event it was with everyone looking stunning. There were some big winners who I was so glad to take home an award. Of course, fashion is always something to look forward to in events like this and it was definitely glam glam. But I don’t think anyone was as glam as Ariel Lin, only because she herself is a two-time Golden Bell Award winner walked down the red carpet with two arm candies side by side – Bolin Chen and Vic Zhou – who themselves are also Golden Bell Awards winners. The trio were clearly there to promote their upcoming movie Go Lala Go which will be out by year end (can’t wait!) but it was nice to be able to see Ariel reunite with Bolin after their winning drama In Time With You which brought them together as best friends.  Read more

My Opinion on When I See You Again: Episodes 7-12


When I See You Again has been such a cute and fluffy drama to watch and even now as we are hitting the middle point of the drama it still remains ever as cute and fluffy to watch. I love this because I don’t have to necessarily be up-to-date with the drama to feel like I am in it on the drama action. Its fluffiness makes it such a great watch for me, especially during my studies break because I don’t necessarily have to be up-to-date with it to feel like I am clued in on the drama action. WISYA isn’t a drama with substance, but it is a drama that packs a punch despite lacking the substance. It manages to keep me engaged ep after ep and I personally think that is a wonderful achievement for any drama, and especially so for this drama as it feels so minimal yet is able to achieve the achievement that many emotionally heavy dramas struggle to achieve. That in it of itself is already a winner for the drama. Read more

In Time With You vs. The Time We Were Not In Love


The Time We Were Not In Love

I was really looking forward to The Time We Were Not In Love as the remake of the hit Taiwanese drama In Time With You. I wholeheartedly adored ITWY and to date, it is one of my favourite dramas of all time. I had high expectations for TTWWNIL but I knew not to keep them up too high, but despite my low expectations of the drama, it still managed to really disappoint me, so much so that I just gave up watching it and had to push myself to finish it for the sake of finishing it. In fact, now that I look at it, TTWWNIL completely butchered ITWY. I did finish TTWWNIL in the end and it was nice to see a final closure to the couple who could have had their love story drawn summed up in two eps. The couple already knew themselves that their hearts belong to one another and this was the main reason why the drama was so draggy to watch. Read more

The Time We Were Not In Love Episode 10 Recap

Screen Shot 2015-08-01 at 4.47.08 pmThis ep was actually pretty boring which all the steps forward not actually being steps forward. It’s supposed to be a simple one with two people involved but it’s complicated when the two parties are being wishy-washy with their feelings. Guess they have a few more games to play before they will be able to unleash their true feelings for one another. The vacation didn’t seem to do much for Won who has come back with his heart still torn while Ha Na is still trying to understand whether she has made the right decision in getting back together with her former flame. It’s all about decisions, decisions that will lead to better decisions in the future but for now they have to live with the consequences of their current decisions.  Read more

The Time We Were Not In Love Episode 9 Recap

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This ep was all on Ha Na as she follows her heart and whether that is a good decision or not, that will be up to her to find out in due time, but as of now, she is chasing her heart and it’s going to take her on an adventure of a lifetime as she rediscovers love with an old flame. Even though Seo Hoo is a baddie kind of guy but I really like him together with Ha Na and it’s for some unexplainable reason. My heart just prefers him with together with Ha Na. He does love her, just in a way that makes Won’s love for Ha Na superior. Won’s the nice guy and has sidelined his own happiness for Ha Na to chase after her own happiness. He has loved Ha Na for 17 years from the sideline so what more can he lose by continuing to love her from the sideline?  Read more

The Time We Were Not In Love Episode 8 Recap

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:'( I am so sad because the recap I wrote for ep 7 didn’t save properly so everything I wrote disappeared! This is why this ep’s recap is out first.

There’s a saying that goes “timing is everything” and this has never been truer for both Won and Seo Hoo who were both just at the wrong place, wrong time so they missed out the opportunity to be together with Ha Na. For Won, he just never found the appropriate time to confess while for Seo Hoo, he was not there with her when she needed him most and because of that he crushed her heart. Won had 17 years to confess but could never muster the courage to do so. Seo Hoo had three years to find her, explain and apologise but never did so until now. For both these men, following their heart both comes down to timing. Now, they are given the opportunity to win her once and for all and timing will be the crucial deciding factor. Read more

The Time We Were Not In Love Episode 6 Recap

Screen Shot 2015-07-16 at 9.48.16 pmLove takes people on a journey, one that is full of self discoveries. It’s a journey that is very complex, not that it is ever simple to begin with, and for Won and Ha Na finding love has never been more complicated. Ha Na has never had much success in the field of love; just when she think she has got a good hold on love, she loses grip and it all comes crashing down beneath her eyes. It is no wonder she loses more and more confidence with each relationship. The guy who she almost walked down the aisle with has returned and ready to start anew with her but the question is whether she has the confidence to give their relationship another shot? Won will, regardless of her decision, remain by her side and catches if she falls, though he will definitely protect her from falling over like the protector he has been to her for the past 17 years. Read more

The Time We Were Not In Love Episode 5 Recap

Screen Shot 2015-07-15 at 11.50.33 pmIt’s all about the ex-lover as Seo Hoo enters back into the game and is ready to fight for another chance to be with Ha Na. Won is not happy to see the jerk who once broke his best friend’s heart back in town and Seo Hoo’s appearance only pushes Won to realise deep down how he feels towards his best friends. It is becoming clearer and clearer that the feelings are no longer platonic, not that it ever was. For 17 years, he has been in love with her. He has witnessed every one of her past relationships just as she had with his. While Ha Na is still lost in her complicated love life, Won is not and is certain with his heart that counter to always telling Ha Na that he will never love her, he does in fact love her. But first he must get through that pesky ex of Ha Na’s before he can take her heart and one thing for certain is that Won will definitely put up a fight with Seo Hoo and that Seo Hoo will also put up a fair game. Read more

My Opinion on When I See You Again: Episodes 3-6

17When I See You Again continues to be very light and fluffy, something that rests easy on my eyes. I have always been more of a rom-com kind of gal and as long as the drama is nice and fluffy enough, I will be sure to have some sort of liking towards it. WISYA is that kind of drama and continues to build up with lots of fluff which is just my cup of tea. These few eps gave the drama an overall backbone, something that the first two eps was a bit wobbly in doing and now is revving up the romance. It really set in ground the shaky beginning that was introduced in the first two eps. These few eps also firmly directed where the drama is to be headed. I think that’s really nice because the drama was quite slowly paced in the first two eps and took its time to settle down and into the main intention of the drama. Read more