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Li Bing Bing’s Secrets to Youthful Face At 40: Face Masks, Ice Water, and Yoga


Born in 1973, Li Bing Bing, one of China’s most successful A-list actresses has turned 40 this Feburary. This is the age where women are freaking out about their skin and getting wrinkles. Despite the age, Bing Bing appears to defy the laws of nature by showcasing her gorgeous face with no signs aging at promotional and fashion events.

In a scene of American film “Snowflower and the Secret Fan”, actress Li Bing Bing had to become a highschool student along with 1981-born korean costar Jeon Ji Hyun. It is difficult to tell Li’s true age with her radiant, youthful face and beautiful smile that is comparable to Jeon.

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Song Of the Week: “Fool” By Juniel and Yonghwa (CN Blue)



Can we first comment on those biceps and those lips? Let us revisit those You’re Beautiful days when Yonghwa was the second choice for protagonist Minam. Second choice?! Not anymore, Mr. Biceps. All kidding aside, check out Juniel and Yonghwa’s duet song “Fool”, which was released in mid-2012. Juniel’s voice is soothing yet powerful and solid, very much like what netizens like to dub her, the young IU. Her voice is paired with Yonghwa’s smooth-as-chocolate vocals in this acoustic ballad. And to comment on the music video, the directors made the perfect decision to combine this song with an equally dreamy backdrop, a roadtrip/RV trailer setting, which fits with the innocent summertime love theme. “Fool” has a catchy beat with lullaby undertones, what’s not to love?


Have a listen and tell me what you think.

Chinese Romance Movies to Watch for in 2013

Before I say anything, I want to apologize for the lack of updates. It has been difficult getting back into the swing of blogging after winter break and final exams. I shall try and try and try some more. Thank you to all the readers who has checked back for new posts for the last two months. three movies

To: All romance lovers, c-novel readers, and fans of Eddie Peng/Yang Mi/Han Geng/Zhao Wei/Ke Zhen Dong (and the list goes on), you are in for a treat this spring. Without doubt, two high profile novel-to-film adaptations Tiny Times and So Young are making their marks in the box office. Adding to the fun is A Wedding Invitation starring Bai Baihe (Love Is Not Blind) and Eddie Peng (Hear Me), will be released early this April. For for more information on these films and my commentary

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Introducing the Characters of Guo Jingming’s Tiny Times movie adaptation


Despite what I said earlier about my hesitation for the chemistry of Yang Mi and Ke Zhen Dong in upcoming Chinese movie Tiny Times 1.0 (小时代), I am more than excited now that the entire cast is revealed, and the fact that first press for Guo Jing Ming’s movie was misleading after all, no Yang Mi and Ke don’t play lovers. This ensemble cast is the most beautiful I’ve laid eyes on in Chinese entertainment thus far. That’s saying a lot. You just need to know that it’s a lot of pretty. Below the cut are character stills (yay! we finally figure out who our main leads are for Tiny Times!). Oh my. Feng Xiao Yue is my new obsession thanks to this movie.Those sexy half-Asian chiseled model types who have the ability for explosive chemistry with a rock aren’t exactly bad for our eyeballs. .


Feng Xiao Yue (aka Rhydian Vaughan) looking dapper next to Yang Mi


The girls having fun posing next to famed author, Guo Jing Ming

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