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Kim Woo Bin and Park Shin Hye attend the annual Anhui TV Drama Awards

Perhaps you were scrolling through your Weibo (the most popular Chinese microblog for those who don’t know) feed last night…. and you may have discovered that Kim Woo Bin decided to FINALLY UPDATE his status* after months of inactivity. He wrote it in Korean, therefore nobody could understand it without a quick visit to Google Translator, but that didn’t stop the thousands of comments from flowing in, in response to the surprise update. Turns out, his costar Park Shin Hye and himself were in China, at an awards show, representing The Heirs! Why does it make me so excited that it was Kim Woo Bin instead of Lee Min Ho? And it’s Kim Woo Bin’s first time in China! Haha I feel like two worlds are colliding or something… My chinese and korean fandoms that is. In fact, they were the big guests of the night at the annual year-ends Anhui Drama Festival (watched it last year and the year before)! Award show…. meaning lots of adorable, shippy pictures, and gorgeous eye candy all around. Pictures below! Before I forget here’s other people who attended this awards ceremony: Tang Yan, Qi Wei, Luo Jin, Ying’er, Chen Xiao, Zhao Liying, Liu Tao, Bao Jian Feng, Li Yi Feng, Jimmy Lin, Joe Chen, Nicky Wu, Yan Kuan and his wife.


*Kim Woo Bin’s account on Weibo

Keep in mind the official pictures and the program are not released yet, so these stills will have to do for now :3

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Super Boys Top 6 Recap: Yang Mi seduces Yu Tian and then melts under the smoldering gaze of Nicholas Tse

OH MY, Yang Mi is chosen to be this week’s v-goddess! *My little buddies and I are shocked to the core.  Nah, it’s totally cool. I for one, really like her real life personality and stage presence. Welcome to this week’s Super Boy 2013 recap:

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A devastating start, as devastating as competitions go: the remaining 7 competitors were taken to a secret room and each had to vote for the weakest singer – according to the theme for this week – which is rock music. One thing to point out, this round introduces the “Car Wheels War”. In other words, it means A will challenge B. If A wins, then B will challenge C. So like a dominos effect? Hard to explain and is better understood watching the video. Watch the video to follow along with this recap: HERE

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Surprisingly, some really good singers (and popular with fans) Ning Huanyu, Bai Ju Gang, and Zhang Yang Yang tied with 2 votes each. Then V-goddess chooses the weakest one based on a poll Read More…

Super Boys Top 7 Recap: Who Made Guo Jingming Cry?!

Welcome back to another week’s recap of Super Boys! To see the last one, where the Super Boys compete for eight spots: go here.

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Whose singing made Guo Jing Ming (v-god) tear up?

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Introducing the eight Super Boys…. No, I mean, eight flight attendants? All the singers all decked in navy, tailored suits – and man, Zhang Yang Yang and Ning Huanyu look fine (read as: dayum fineeeeeee).

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Super Boys Top 8 Recap: Fan Bing Bing steals the show as v-goddess

For last week’s recap of Super Boy (10 battle for 9) – go here.

Everybody gave it their all in this round. Props to Bai Ju Gang, who sang wholeheartedly despite having a hurt throat before competition. Hands down my favorites – Zhang Yang Yang and Bai Ju Gang’s performances. A touching story about Ning Huanyu was revealed in his VCR before he went on stage. Near the final, Fan Bing Bing and costar-music producer Aarif Lee steal the show, singing One Night Surprise‘s theme song. To follow along with this recap, you can watch today’s Super Boy competition here

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So Fan Bing Bing is actually the first one onscreen as she cheers on the boys – football huddle style. Unlike her goddess image, Fan is quite humorous and constantly jokes around with the other judges.

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Nicholas Tse is back as Super Boy judge, but now Chen Kun is absent from his usual judge seat for this week. *tears*

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Well at least Nicholas and Fan reunites! Read More…

Super Boys Top 9 Recap: Follow along!

As for as favorite singers, I think all the fans already have ones in mind by now.

Fan Bing Bing and her male escort, Aarif Lee

Fan Bing Bing and her male escort, Aarif Lee

(read carefully) This is a recap of Super Boy Top 10 into 9: today’s episode, they are only going to eliminate one singer out of the ten. Only one. I will, at the end, include links to the three videos that are most worth checking out.

Ou Hao is the first person in line to perform and he gets to select one person to compete with – which he picks Zuo Li. Those two guys are on opposite ends of the spectrum by the way, in terms of the types of singing. Whoa. Can’t wait to see how this plays out.

*information may still be inaccurate because this is written as I watch, so stay tuned for updates on this post

Judges: what – WHAT? Not only is Fan Bing Bing appearing on the show, both her and her movie costar Aarif Lee are treated to a VIP seat. And get this, FBB can choose to replace – temporarily of course – one of the three Super Boy judges (Li Yuchun, Chen Kun, or Tao Zi). So basically she has the power of a judge in this show now. To clarify, FBB just represents the votes people from social networking site Weibo (so yes, it is democratic voting process, don’t worry).

How the judges determine winners: This is pretty cute. They can draw pictures on a small whiteboard who they choose. For example, Tao Zi drew a cartoon of Ou Hao with bulging biceps:

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Basically, Ou Hao ended up getting all three votes, so that just means he will directly get into Top 5. Yay! Not surprised though. Meanwhile Zuo Li is in ‘waiting/to be determined’, not eliminated. Eventually Zuo Li will have a chance to PK with other singers put in the ‘waiting’.

Watch it along with me: here

Second to be challenged: Zhang Yang Yang. Read More…

Beginning of the End of Super Boys Broadcast: Who Will Make Top 5? Commentary chart….


While anticipating Friday’s battle, some thoughts….

Alien brother Hua Chenyu is finally, finally performing a Chinese song for us! Can’t wait. I know everyone loves his shaking and slightly creepy gestures on stage whilst screaming “SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW”…. but a Chinese song will show the full range of his abilities, since the judges will actually understand it enough to accurately judge, you know. I saw a nice preview of it on Sing if You Want (Xiang Chang Jiu Chang; basically a video recap of the exciting things that happen to the competitors)

Does Zhang Yang Yang remind anyone else a bit of Taecyeon? He does for me. Both have thick eyebrows, that bowl-shaped hairstyle ( Taec did in Cinderella’s Sister), can make puppy eyes, and the same lanky awkwardness.


Bumbleberri Predicts the Top 5:

1. Bai Ju Gang

2. Hua Chenyu

3. Zhang Yang Yang

4. Yu Tian

5. Ou Hao/Ning Huanyu

(omg what if – two of them have to PK? Please let’s not do PKs at this stage of the game.)

Actually on Friday, from my understanding, only five out of the ten are competing and then NEXT friday, the next five will compete. If that is the case, we shall only see a bit of bloodshed here. They have already picked the order of who’s going (in order): Ou Hao, Zhang Yang Yang, Rao Wei, Jia Sheng Qiang, Yu Meng Long, Zuo Li, Bai Ju Gang, Yu Tian, Hua Chenyu, Ning Huanyu.

Hunan’s official website dedicated a section to predicting who will become the next Super Boy Champion. That’s right, folks, we’re talking about predicting who will be number one. Well, here’s my take on it: Interactive chart ^-^ Who do you want to be number 1? Go vote for your favorite! It’s fun, I promise. And you will see who the Chinese netizens voted for. And you’ll probably be shocked at the number of votes Yu Menglong received. Did some people honestly think he will lead the pack?

who's gonna be NUMBER 1? Guesses.

FUN CHART *Purely speculation