Zhang Yi Jie (Chinese Actor)

Actor

Zhang Yi Jie (Chinese Actor)

Zhang Yi Jie

BioData

  • Frist Name: Yi JIe
  • Surname: Zhang
  • DoB: 2 September 1999 (19)
  • PoB: China
  • Height: 1.78 m
  • Civil Status: Single
  • Education:
  • Occupation: Model, Actor
  • Work Period: 2012 – Present

Dramas & Films

Global Christmas Lights – The Filipino Paról.

As I mentioned in my earlier blog (O (Old) Christmas Tree) about Christmas decorations and how we get them from storage in our loft/attics etc at the beginning of each Christmas season. We check the plugs and fuses of our old Christmas lights and see how many bulbs still work. I think the oldest lights I have are over 40 years old and we drape them around our 45-year-old Christmas tree I had when growing up.

Last Christmas when we were in the Philippines visiting our family, we saw amazing Christmas decorations and lights almost everywhere. We bought back from halfway around the globe, one particular Christmas decoration which is popular in the Philippines. It is called a  paról.

A paról is a star-shaped or star patterned lantern, the shape representing the Star of Bethlehem that guided The Three Kings to the birthplace and manger of Jesus. A paról can come in various sizes and designs/patterns as long as it is a five-pointed star shape and can be illuminated.  They are traditionally made out bamboo and paper. Nowadays they can be constructed from materials such as plastic, glass, thick strong polythene & light metal strips  They are illuminated by candles or electric light bulbs. paróls are traditional to Filipinos at Christmas as the Christmas tree is to us.  Modern electric/battery powered paróls can produce colourful complex patterns like some of our home Christmas lights.

 

Global Christmas Lights – The Filipino Paról.

Parol, photo by PH Morton +

Parol by PH Morton

 Paról Light in our NW London house!

 

The Dark Lord (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

Drama

The Dark Lord (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

The Dark Lord still

  • Genre: Historical Costume Drama fiction, Romance, Policing, Magistrate
  • Date Released: 2018)
  • Origin: China. Based on a novel by Yue Guan
  • CDrama: 48 Episodes

Cast:

  • Song Zuer as Xia Ying Ying
  • Joe Xu as Ye Xaoi Tian
  • Yu Tong as Tian Miao Wen
  • Luo Guan Lin as Xu Bo Yi
  • Emily Chen as Lady Ya

Episode 1`

Xiao Tian is a money grabbing prison officer, who was begged by an imprisoned corrupt government official to deliver his last will and testament to his wife to ensure that his young daughter from his concubine get enough money for her dowry one day and not to suffer from his wife’s tightfistedness.

After traveling miles to reach the Yang mansion, he realised that the family was very unpopular for good reason.

They were a bunch of tugs and get away with it as the wife is sister to the magistrate.

Xiao Tian declared that prisoner Yang, before he was executed had given her hand in marriage to him, wrongly thinking that  Ying Ying was the daughter instead of a 6 years old girl.

Anyway, he can’t go back on his word so he took both Ying Ying and the little girl with him to get out from the mansion.

Outside he told them to make their own way as he was out of there.

As fast as he walked, he can see the two just behind him.

He noticed some horseback riders, who he surmised were there to kill them.

Ching Ching begged Xiao Tian to take them to the little girl’s aunt.  He asked her who she was exactly.  she told him that she was running away from a forced marriage.  She then came to the rescue when she saw the maid beating up the little girl.

Xiao Tian said that there is only one reason, he would help them and that is if she becomes his wife..

Episode 2

Xiao Tian, Ching Ching and the little girl tagged along with the new magistrate of Haiyan on their dangerous trek into the mountains.

While the three were answering the call of nature, the magistrate and his men were attacked by bandits killing everyone.

After burying the bodies in a shallow grave the three continued on to Haiyan where they reported what happened to the magistrate.

The government officials were in a panic as the minister of taxation was about to deign them with his presence.

To report that the new government official was dead would be catastrophic.

They forced Xiao Tian to pretend to be the dead magistrate.

Episode 3

Xiaotian doesn’t have much choice but takes the temporary position of a magistrate.

He asked them thought to arrange for the little girl to be delivered safely to her aunt in Tongren, while ensuring that Ching Ching must stay with him.

 

Chen You Wei (Chinese Actor)

Actor

Chen You Wei (Chinese Actor)

Chen You Wei

BioData

  • First Name: You Wei
  • Surname: Chen
  • DoB: 7 July 1998 (20)
  • PoB:
  • Height: 1.85 m
  • Civil Status: Single
  • Education:
  • Occupation: Model, Actor
  • Work Period: 2017 – Present

Dramas & Films:


Facts & Factoids

  • Chen You Wei was very charismatic as Liu Shang in The Eternal Love 2.

 

Song Zuer (Chinese Actress)

Actress

Song Zuer (Chinese Actress)

Song Zuer @ the 17th Huabiao Film Awards

BioData

  • First Name: Bijuan
  • Surname: Sun
  • Anglicised/Stage Name: Song Zu’er, Lareina Song
  • DoB: 23 May 1998 (20)
  • PoB: Tianjin, China
  • Height:
  • Civil Status: Single
  • Education: Beijing Film Academy
  • Occupation: Model, Actress
  • Work Period: 2005 – Present

Dramas & Films:

Facts & Factoids:

  • Zu’er started at the Beijing Film Academy in 2018 after placing third at the entrance examination.  What a very clever girl.
  • Zu’er was a child actress.

My Love From The Ocean (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

Drama

My Love From The Ocean (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

My Love from the Ocean poster

  • Genre: Romance, Drama, Fantasy, Mermaid
  • Date Released: June 2018
  • Origin: China
  • CDrama: 28 Episodes

Cast:

  • Li Hong Yi as Chi Lu
  • Zhou Yu Tong as Dai Xi
  • Howie Hwang as Dai Tao
  • Wang Xiu Zhu as Gu Yan
  • Hu Hao Bo as Cheng Hao
  • Chen Mei Lin as Gao Yi Wen

 

I must say this drama escaped my drama radar.  It was first shown during the middle of this year but I did not really hear anything about it.

I hope it is a good story.

 

Episode 1

I have to say the first episode is not exciting enough.  In fact, it was a bit boring, with over-acting, terrible action.

Dai Xi runs a bookstore that has very uneven hours as she leaves and closes the shops when she feels like it.

One day, she had a customer.  She saw him while cleaning the glass windows from the outside.  The customer was Chi Lu who was sitting by the window.

For very strange reason Dai Xi started touching the back of his neck.  🙁

At the moment I am not sure if I wanted to continue with this drama but perhaps I shall give it another try just because it stars Li Hong Yi.

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