New Years All Across China and Taiwan

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The fearless Jane Zhang

Thanks to Bluelily for making a new banner for January!

So this is a little late, but I tried to wait to see if I could find any videos of certain people I liked but that didn’t happen. Chinese people need to support Chinese artists and put up HQ videos. Seriously. I have little time on my hands so what I have here are mostly vids that others bothered to put up.

China is really way too big . There were too many choices this year. CCTV, the main national channel had its own New Years shindig targeted toward the elderly demographic. In addition to this Jiangsu, Hunan, Zhejiang, and Dragon TV were four of the bigger stations vying for the younger viewers. There were also lots of smaller stations. I feel sorry for Americans, who only have parades to watch for their big holidays.

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Chinese Celebrities When They Were Young

I said I would do a special fun post in exchange for someone making my banner when site hit 10,000. Well, here it is as promised, although nobody ever made me a banner. :( This is still incomplete…I don’t have a few people in here, and I wanted to put an after pic of everyone, but I got way too tired of that so I only put some for some people I didn’t think people would know (like all the mainland guys apparently), but eventually I will update this and make it the most comprehensive Chinese celeb baby picture list ever.

Love or hate her, you’ve got to admit Liu Yifei was one of the most adorable children ever.

More of cute adorable children behind the cut. I think it’s really rare for Chinese people to do plastic surgery (as of now) so this won’t be one of those “spot the differences” posts. This took a lot of time and effort to put together, so PLEASE DO NOT COPY AND POST ANYWHERE ELSE, w/o permission.

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Boyband Trend in China?

Ok, first of all, my original reason for starting this blog, to translate articles and improve my Chinese, has really not panned out the way I thought it would. I find myself translating less, and putting more of my own commentary on articles. But if you haven’t noticed I focus a lot on entertainment trends that are happening in Chinese-speaking regions. Because especially mainland China, is very immature in terms of entertainment and it’s exciting to see how it’s changing as the middle class grows. Like I said in my “What is the point of Cfensi” page, economic boom happened there later and only now are we feeling the maturation of that industry. I also predicted there would be boybands and other frivolities and whatnot in 2020. Well, that particular trend has started a bit early…

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Fahrenheit Supports Wu Zun’s New Movie

They were at the Taiwan premiere of the movie, and got to watch Wu Zun feed Charlene. Calvin, as you can see, may have realized his hair is simply not acceptable in public and has begun wearing a hat.

Also the article I found this from had a very interesting comment, paraphrased here: “Recently in Taiwan there’s been a trend relating stripping to good ratings, and all want to see Zun strip however Zun firmly stated that he will not strip, and does not wish to follow this trend.”

I’m sure Charlene would look a lot happier in this publicity still if you had actually meant that.

Anson Hu, Farenheit, and Karen Mok at Asian Song Festival

The three representatives from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong respectively were all winners at the annual Asian Song festival, held in Korea, where everyone is a winner and the “Best Asian artist”. Not very interesting I know. The real story is Calvin’s hair. How did he end up looking like this:

when he could look like this? I’ll never understand boyband fashion stylists.

And yet it’s completely mesmerizing. I can’t stop looking at his head.

As for Anson, I can’t even find picture proof that he was at this thing. Maybe he was too embarrassed to be surrounded by idol groups spanning across all of Asia. Or he knew he just couldn’t compete. Both may be true.