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Map of China – where dat handsome men at?

Note that this is not to be taken seriously, so don’t come to me red-faced or scream “you lie!” if you can’t seem to discover any array of charming locales in the likes of babyfaced Lu Han or smoldering-gaze-Chen Xiao outside your Chinese hotel room. Truth to be told, it is impossible to statistically measure subjective things such as the degree of attractiveness. Oh, and to clarify, this is not the most handsome Chinese actors, but the more well-known and representative ones.

China's hot men

link back to UnderratedGems if you want to use this >.<

According to nonstatistical methods, there are three things to note off the bat:

  1. most of them grew up along the coastal cities of China, with exception to Chen Xiao, Luo Jin, Deng Chao, and Zhang Junning. (so here’s a tip: live close to bodies of water and locations where the climate is warm, which is good for the skin)
  2. Cities like Shenyang and Shanghai hmm — so we can assume it is possible that we can expect to encounter men in the likes of Lin Geng Xin and Yan Kuan?
  3. Note that attractive people have attractive company. The northern, the central, and the southern groups. You pick.

Purely speculation: as you may have seen from dramas, our Shanghainese men seem to have exquisite features which make them look exceptionally fitting and charismatic for ancient drama heroes. What up – Hu Ge and Yan Kuan. Whereas the northern Dalian men have less prominent facial features but instead, make it up by generally having tall and well-built physiques. It has been said that Dalian boasts some of the most handsome men in China. Go figure.

For the curious, all the men featured are [from top to bottom]: Jia Nailiang, Lu Hong, Wang Yang, Ren Quan, Han Geng, Fu Xingbo, Zhu Zi Xiao, Zhang Rui, Lin Gengxin, Wang Lei, Tao of Exo-M, Han Chengyu, Huang Xiaoming, Yang Yang, Bao Jian Feng, Feng Shao Feng, Hu Ge, Jones Xu, Chen Xiao, Luo Jin, Deng Chao, Zhang Junning; Couldn’t fit them all but here are the ones who should have been on the map: Gao Junxiang, Luhan Exo-M,

What are some traits of an ideal man? Which cities would you like to visit in China? (my personal favorite is Beijing, SO much culture there and shopping centres, but you have to know where to go… don’t go on packaged tour trips)

A Beauty in Troubled Times (Luan Shi Jia Ren) Review


  • Republican era romance
  • Episodes: 44
  • Broadcast period: 2012-Dec-07 to 2012-Dec-21

In a nutshell: Cut through the plotting, corruption, gunfights, and our heroine’s three men, you really have a strong girl’s determination and will to change her destiny and her subsequent rise up the ranks in Shanghai’s upper society. Actress Tang Yan’s strongest performance by far. The story was intriguing enough, but I don’t think I could stomach it again.

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Digimon Character Fashions

You can begin to understand how television serials from your childhood can influence you in the present… when you’ve seen Digimon. Digimon is exactly the kind of anime series that can bring tons of laughter, excitement, and joy – you can be 8 or 18 or 28 and still be drawn to the series. The plot leaves you in suspense and the adventures are engaging to follow along. Just have a look at that Digimon logo! It can bring a wave of nostalgia (or you’re like pssh Pokemon was way better). One thing we can all appreciate, however, is how the whole concept of Digimon reflected Japan’s rapid technological developments during the 80s and 90s, which makes it an important series in addition to its entertainment value.


Facts to Know:

  • Fox Kids was a Saturday morning and weekday afternoon programming block that aired from 1990 to 2002 on FOX. (television tropes & idioms) For the record, I saw the  English dubbed Digimon (loved it!!!) The dubbers were so good at it.
  • Digimon aired in 1999, then came Digimon Adventure 2, Digimon Tamers.
  • Digivolution is a process used by Digimon; monsters that inhabit a parallel universe called the Digital World that spawned from Earth’s telecommunications network. Through Digivolution, a Digimon can develop into a more powerful being. (Digimon Wiki)

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Links to Check Out — Chinese Actresses Look-Alikes, Cute Baseball Caps, and “Hengdian” Film Studios

said 90% similarity. What do you think?

they said 90% similarity. What do you think?

  1.  Do you think these flight attendants 航空小姐 look like Chinese celebrities? You be the judge, but me thinks Ma Yi Li and the attendant (picture 2) have a striking resemblance! At least they could have been long lost sisters or something. Personally I disagree with the girl who’s supposed to look like Wang Yan (picture 1), nobody can come close to the unique beauty of our Qing Ge Ge! ^^
  2. Hengdian is not only a Chinese Hollywood, it is a kingdom (literally); well, made up of palaces at least. If you follow any ancient or period television, you are probably familiar with this giant film studio located in the Zhejiang province of China. A lot of entertainers have filmed here for wuxia, dynasty, and fantasy dramas. You know, I’ve entertained the thought of actually visiting this place, but it would take a while to find the time and have the dough to go. In the meanwhile, anyone who are going or have been to Hengdian should let us know and send your pics!
  3. Want to know what kind of guys qualify for the coveted top male models list? There’s one Chinese ranked in the top 10 and a Japanese made the top 20. And of course! Brazillian models Marlon and Francisco (*swoon*) topped the list. I think I can safely say now, that the well-worked formula is having nice choco abs, being taller than half the guys at school, thick eyebrows, a chiseled jaw, sensuous lips, smoldering deep-set eyes, AND a husky voice.
  4. Women use feminism as a cover not appreciating love? Yale senior Alexandra Lin relays some wise words for her fellow college grad sisters and for the rest of us as well.
  5. I’m in the market for cute baseball caps, but damn do these girls look good in their hair wear! Fan Bing Bing is gorgeous already, but with a wide brim and shades, she takes the Bing to a new level (lol I don’t even know what that means). If you are also in the market for a cute hat, avoid the ones with fur (faux or genuine) at all costs!

What’s your opinion on this week’s favorite links? I want to know which ones were the most interesting or fun to know. 

Most In-depth Chen Xiao and Zhao Liying Interview

陈晓 赵丽颖

I’m in a rush to get somewhere, so I’ll add some translations of what they’re saying later. Watch this clip! This is hands-down my favorite interview done of Chen Xiao and Zhao Liying (ever). The leads of hot cdrama Legend of Lu Zhen appear on the May 22nd airing of Teng Xun Celebrity Interview.

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TaecGui Couple Meets Nichkhun (WHAT IN THE WHAT?)

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On Global We Got Married, Taecyeon and Gui Gui finally meet 2pm member Nichkhun at their house-warming party. If you’ve been watching WGM, recall that Gui Gui commented on Nichkhun’s good face (but also Taec’s nice body) when asked about her ideal type of guy:

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Ever since the first episode, Gui Gui has been making it an ongoing joke to the hilariously entertaining dismay of her husband-to-be, Taecyeon. Knowing Gui Gui’s sense of humor from Taiwanese shows she’s been on, it’s obvious she mentions Nichkhun to tease and to get a reaction from Taec. It has made a lot of fans wonder, what if Nichkhun actually showed up on Global WGM. What would Taec and Gui Gui’s reactions be?! Well that episode has finally arrived! Nichkhun arrives to the housewarming party along with 2pm members Woohyung (yes, its Jason from Dream High!) and Joonho. And Gui Gui could not contain her surprise and delight. Meanwhile, Taec sighs in surrender.

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What I really like is how how, after her initial delight at seeing Nichkhun, Gui Gui shows her respect for her husband and doesn’t try to embarrass him in front of his buddies. When asked by the other members how she felt about Nichkhun now, she says “Oppa and I are married now.” Aww.

By the way, she makes the boys do the “10 out of 10” dance in this episode. Sooo funny.