Chinese Song "On The Other Side Of The Water"

I was fascinated by this song several times. Here's the meaning of this sweet romantic song to those who want to understand it such as myself:

綠草蒼蒼 白霧茫茫
(lu cao cang cang, bai wu mang mang)
Deep green grass, endless white fog
有位佳人 在水一方
(you wei jia ren, zai shui yi fang)
A beautiful lady is on the other side of the water
綠草萋萋 白霧迷離
(lu cao qi qi, bai wu mi li)
Green grass thinning out, white fog getting blurry
有位佳人 靠水而居
(you wei jia ren, kao shui er ju)
A beautiful lady lives by the waterside.

我願逆流而上 依偎在她身旁
(wo yuan ni liu er shang, yi wei zai ta shen pang)
I am willing to go against the current, cuddling next to her
無奈前有險灘 道路又遠又長
(wu nai qian you xian tan, dao lu you yuan you chang)
Pity that there are rapid beaches, and paths far and long
我願順流而下 找尋她的方向
(wo yuan shun liu er xia, zhao xun ta de fang xiang)
I am willing to go downstream to pursue her direction
卻見依稀仿佛 她在水的中央
(que jian yi xi fang fu, ta zai shui de zhong yang)
As if vaguely seeing her stand in the middle of the water

我願逆流而上 與她輕言細語
(wo yuan ni…

My Early Impressions Of Kamen Rider Build's Main Cast Of Characters

After updating my celebrities blog, I thought I'd give this blog another entry. I know it's been quite vacant for some time but I'll give another reaction. It's no secret that I prefer new school Kamen Rider over the Showa era so I can say I'm excited for what Kamen Rider Build will bring. I'll put the descriptions from Tokusatsu News Network in italics while I present my views on the main cast of characters.

Atsuhiko Inukai as Sento Kiryu/Kamen Rider Build the main protagonist

The protagonist, a genius physicist with phenomenal mental and physical abilities. Sento is taken in by the owner of the café “nascita” after collapsing in front of him and losing his memories. He now lives in a secret base within the café’s basement. He transforms into Kamen Rider Build using the Build Driver and Full Bottles to protect the people of Touto but neither the government nor the police know Build’s identity. On recommendation of nascita’s owner, Build joins the Touto Institut…

My Early Thoughts On The Kamen Rider Build Leaks

Here's a preview of what to expect from Kamen Rider Build from Hero Taku:

Recently new details for Kamen Rider Build have surfaced online, which reveals major plot details for the series.

The series will feature the main hero, Kamen Rider Build, who is a genius physicist.

The Build Driver will utilize two Full Bottles that are based on either animals or machines. By using the best combination of Full Bottles, Kamen Rider Build will be able to initiate an hissatsu attack. His base form will be using both the Rabbit and Tank bottles to become RabbitTank form. His catchphrase will be, ” Well, let’s start the experiment.”

The story begins with the Japanese archipelago being split into three sections by a huge wall called the “Sky Wall.” The wall is created by the mysterious object called the “Pandora Box,” which was discovered on Mars. In the capital city of Toto, Saito & Kita were born. Saito & Kita are two unidentified living organisms called “smash” who drives humanity in…

Wishful Thinking: Actresses Who Could Have Played As Guan Yin/Avalokitesvara In Journey To The West

It's nice to enjoy the incarnations of Journey to the West in both TV and film. I was thinking of a couple of times that Hong Kong and Taiwanese films and series end up hiring foreign actors to play in their scripts. I could remember having Korean actors and half-Chinese, half-something actors play the parts. One particular character comes to mind namely Avalokitesvara in the Journey to the West. In Chinese, she is known as Kuan Yin Pusa. I could talk of some actresses I wish played as the said character.
The Singaporean actress Michelle Zheng Saram is half-Indian and half-Chinese. I remembered her appearance in Meteor Garden as a runaway princess from Bhutan known as Yesha. Speaking of which some legends say that Avalokitesvara was actually an Indian princess who became a Boddhisatva. If she could play as a runaway princess in Meteor Garden then I don't see any problem with her playing as a runaway Indian princess who went her own way. It's said that Avalokitesvara aband…

Hiiro Kagami's Manly Tears

I thought of Hiiro Kagami's defection to Masamune Dan's side because his girlfriend Saki's data is still there. He contradicted himself when he decided to put feelings before his duty. Several episodes, we see a Taiga who's someone who puts his duty before his feelings. He berates Emu for his perceived view of being "too emotional" but he's trapped in that maze. Masamune has the data of his girlfriend Saki Momose. He could have had her back (assuming Masamune could really do it) but he ended up choosing not to.
The condition was that he performs surgery on Taiga Hanaya and fail on purpose. Masamune is really that sick making him responsible to why Kuroto's also a genocidal maniac. I really loved the emotional drama shown in this scene. He chose his duty over Saki. He couldn't bring himself to kill Taiga just to get his girlfriend back. I also thought how he refused to get others involved. He lost the chance to get Saki back (assuming it could hap…

I Still Care About New School Korean Shows

I didn't care too much about Korean shows. I remembered how it annoyed me that much when the Korean invasion came in until I started enjoying Korean food. All that happened when I took a break from Tokusatsu to focus on other new stuff. I didn't like Korean shows that much but I started giving them a try anyway. Then I thought I had really dumb reasons to watch Korean shows considering I had a bad crush on Kim Tae Hee, Han Hyo Joo and Song Hye Kyo. I can't forget watching Forbidden Love, Autumn in My Heart, Spring Waltz, My Brilliant Legacy and Full House for eye candy. Ironically, I end up throwing any bad show with eye candy while I overrate those good ones with lot of them then I end up enjoying better written shows with so little or no eye candy.

So I wonder why do I still care about new school Korean shows? I didn't really care about K-Pop music unless if the music was that good. I still prefer J-Pop and C-Pop over K-Pop. I'm still more concerned about learni…

Why I Find South Koreanized Versions Of Japanese Shows Way Better Than Americanized Versions Of Japanese Shows

This is a pretty touchy topic especially if you think how there are some people with the U.S. is always better mentality. I thought I might write on why I think South Koreanized versions of Japanese shows are better than that of the Americanized version. This is pretty much going against a group of certain people who think everything American is better or that Americanized versions means "turning crap into legend". Let's get started shall we?

I don't deny some K-Drama are based on Japanese Manga, Anime or TV drama. But why do I like them better than the Americanized versions? I thought about why I prefer K-Drama versions of Japanese shows over the Americanized versions of Japanese shows? Let's take a comparison of how the localization is carried out by South Koreans and the American media. Looking at both sides of the coin should help explain.

The South Korean live TV versions of Japanese shows only localize the story but they never use any footage from the sour…