Women on the Breadfruit Tree (Chinese Drama)

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  • Genre: Romance, Friendship, Drama, Comedy
  • Date Released: December 2015
  • CDrama: 38 Episodes
  • Netflix: Available

Cast:

  • Tiffany Tang as Cheng Yun
  • Bosco Wong as Lin Fang Wen
  • Sonia Sui as Zhu Di Zhi
  • Chris Wang as An Shao Lu
  • Liu Jocelin as Shen Guan Hui

 


This drama is rather addictive.  I am currently watching it at Netflix.  The story is about three best friends and their experiences in love, at work and family.


Women on the Breadfruit Tree (Chinese Drama)

Episode 1-9

The story begins with the three girls in their early teens becoming best of friends.  Over the years they have encountered different situations and these started to shape their life and personality.

Cheng Yun lives with her older brother and his pregnant wife. And she goes to the same university as the mysterious Lin Fang Wen, an up and coming lyricist.

Cheng Yun overheard her brother talking to his mistress on the phone.  She doesn’t know whether to confront her borther or tell her sister-in-law what was going on.

In the end she went to meet the mistress and pretended that she was her sister-in-law.

Miss Devil (Japanese Dorama)

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Miss Devil (Japanese Dorama)

  • Genre: Romance (Unrequited Love), Business Ethics, Office, Strong Woman
  • Date Released: April 2018
  • Dorama: 10 Episodes

Cast:

  • Nanao as Mako Tsubaki
  • Shori Sato as Hiroshi Saito
  • Yoshino Kimura as Chichiro Ito

Mako Tsubaki works as a Human Resources Consultant, who troubleshoots issues regarding, sexual harassment, disputes between employees, ageism, discipline, and everything that is problematic than can happen in a work place.

Mako has to be strong in all aspects for her too do her job efficiently.


Episode 1

Bosco Wong (Hong Kongese Actor)

Bosco Wong

Bosco Wong (2015)

 

BioData

  • AKA: Bosco Wong Chung-Chak
  • DoB: 13 December 1980 (37)
  • PoB: British Hong Kong
  • Height: 1.8 m
  • Career: Model, Singer, Actor

 

I first saw him in that excellent and so hilarious television drama called Destined to Love You.  He was the second male lead but he was my favourite.

 

Bosco Wong (Hong Kongese Actor)

Dramas & Films

(Those seen by GG)

Meteor Garden 2018 (Chinese Drama)

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  • Genre: ROMANCE, Youth, School
  • Date Released: 9 July 2018
  • CDrama: 48 Episodes

Cast: 

  • Shen Yue as Dong Shan cai
  • Dylan Wang as Dao Ming Si
  • Darren Chen as Hua Ze Lei
  • Liang Jing Kang as Feng Mei Zuo
  • Wu Xi Ze as Xi Men Yan

Many are already familiar with this drama as it has been remade by several countries over and over.  It is based on a Japanese manga called Hana Yori Dango (Boys Over Flowers)

It is about a girl, who came from an ordinary family and now enrolled in a posh and prestigious school for the children of the  rich and famous.

The school is ruled by four uber gorgeous boys, known as the F4.  They reign in terror amongst the children of the rich.  Anyone found lacking is given a red card, which means his/her life and happiness within the school are in jeopardy.  The victim would then rather transfer to another school or bear with all the punishments until the F4 get bored and cease the tortures.

Shan Cai is a brave girl who went against the F4.  Despite the red card, she stood her ground and gave Dao Ming Si a good kicking.  Instead of giving her an even harsher time, he fell in love with her. 🙂  She was the first one who ever tried to put up a fight.

Hua Ze Lei actually was helping her in the background and she knew it.  She had a bit of a crush on him.

Thus the drama developed into a love triangle.

I can’t wait for this new Shen Yue drama! Roll on 9 July 2018!


 

 

Wallace Chung (Hong Kongese Actor)

Wallace Chung

Wallace Chung

BioData:

  • Birth Name: Chung Hon Leung
  • DoB: 30 November 1974 (43)
  • PoB: British Hong Kong
  • Height: 1.83 m
  • Civil Status: Allegedly married already to a Rita Tse with a child, a daugther
  • Career: Singer, Actor

Wallace Chung is one of my favourite actors.  He looks intelligent in his dramas as if he is forever contemplating something. 🙂

Wallace Chung (Hong Kongese Actor)

Dramas & Films:

(just those seen by GG so far)

Ethan Juan (Taiwanese Actor)

Ethan Juan

Ethan Juan

BioData

  • Birth Name: Juan Ching-Tien
  • AKA: Ethan Ruan
  • DoB: 8 November 1982 (35)
  • PoB: Taichung, Taiwan
  • Height:  1.84 m
  • Civil Status: Single (ex: Tiffany Hsu)
  • Education: Hsing Wu University, majored in Tourism
  • Career: Model, Singer, Actor

Ethan Juan (Taiwanese Actor)

Films & Dramas:

(Seen by GG)

 

Legend of Fuyao (Chinese Drama) Review

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  • Genre: Historical, Romance, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Adventure, CGI
  • Date Released: June 2018
  • CDrama: 66 Episodes

Cast:

  • Yang Mi as Fuyao
  • Ethan Juan as Zhangsun Wuji;
    Yuan Shaoxu

 

Apparently this story will revolved around Fuyao, who had been destined to collect the secret order of the five kingdoms.

I love the cast.  Two of my favourites: Yang Mi and Taiwanese actor, Ethan Juan.  I have to say watching and waiting for subbing of 66 episodes is a bit punishing.

Legend of Fuyao (Chinese Drama) Review

World Cup 2018 (Russia)

World Cup 2018 (Russia)

Another four years had passed and here we are again, England that is, trying our damned hardest to win the trophy, which has been unattainable since 1966.  As ancient as the history of the Magna Carta of 1066.  🙂

Surprisingly enough despite my lack of confidence of an England win, this world cup has been enjoyable and simply exciting.

The game between Spain and Portugal was heart-stoppingly exciting.  Surely it was the best game of this tournament.  Ronaldo had proven he is still a force to be reckoned with when he scored a hat-trick.  His penalty shoot-out was a reminiscent of a Beckham free kick specialty.

Fairly early on in this tournament, there have been unexpected results, the lose of Germany to Mexico and if Mexico has a better finishing, they could have scored at least a couple more against Germany, Iceland containing the world class Messi of Argentina and then Brazil did not shine against Switzerland.

I am looking forward to the two games tomorrow.  South Korea vs Sweden should be gorgeous, lots of oppas from SK and of course no matter what I still support England who would be playing against Belgium.  I am slightly excited about the England game so I  might put up some England banners and flag as well.  LOL

England, don’t let me down!

 

Classic Brownie Recipe

Brownie with Love, by Mae Mercado-Sanguer

Brownie is easily a favourite with everyone.  But then again, why ever not?!!!

I had a bit of a conundrum categorising this recipe.  Should it go under baked cakes or baked cookies?  I did a bit of research and found out that it should be classified as a cookie?

Why?

Apparently it has something to do with the manner it is eaten.  Brownie is a finger food, just like cookies and biscuits.  Cakes are eaten with a fork or even a desert spoon, if cake is rather runny.

So that’s it

Below is a recipe that is easy to follow for such a delicious treat.

Classic Brownie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 200 g butter or margarine
  • 165 g cocoa powder
  • 400 g  brown caster sugar
  • 1¼ teaspoons vanilla 
  • 125 g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g  walnuts or unsalted peanuts

Method of Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Line a brownie tin/tray or grease a 20 x 18 cm tin.
  3. Melt the butter and cocoa together in a saucepan, under a low heat.
  4. Add the sugar and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Remove from the heat and mix in the flour and half of the nuts then the eggs.
  6. Pour into the already prepared brownie tin.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or when press the top is soft and bounce back up.
  8. As soon as it comes out of the oven, tip in the rest of the nuts all over the top of the hot brownie.  Run a wooden spoon over the top to gently press in the nuts.
  9. Cool and cut into serving pieces.

 

Enjoy!  Sometimes I like my brownies still slightly warm and then served with a bit of ice-cream on the side.   Hmmm I think this is when brownies become a cake! 🙂

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