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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Music : BoA 6th ‘Hurricane Venus’ Korea Album

It’s been a very very long time waiting between her last album in Korea “Girls on Top, released in 2005” with her newest 6th”Hurricane Venus" Korea album which will release on 2 Aug 2010.


This newest album also will mark the ten-year anniversary since her debut in the music industry. BoA alos stated that she is very happy and excited just thinking about making her comeback performance in her own country as we all know that recently BoA is very busy with her debut in US and Japan. Enwei, BoA is one of the most active K-pop stars in the international scene and she is rock :D, a very talented dancer and singer… ~ can’t wait for her new album :)

Photos from her newest Japan MV “Woo Weekend” ~ a very cute song indeed


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Monday, July 19, 2010

Celebrity : BoA on Harper’s Bazaar

BoA is back again…here’s her newest pic for Harper’s Bazaar

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fyen[8] A lil bit older here…but still she is BoA :) Love her..

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Photography : Melissa Rodwell

Love all she captured the images…especially the one for Mirrin Magazines

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fyen[8]Melissa’s Portfolio Sites:

www.melissarodwell.com - Fashion, Editorial, and Music.
www.melissarodwell.net – Melissa’s Photography Exhibition “The Boy’s Collection”

Myday : My cooking virtual guru

I love to watch cooking videos from youtube… Just enjoying the way they cook and make the dishes :)

Here’s some recommended guru that I love to subscribe :D

1. maangchi02  Maangchi

Korean, cute, lovely, friendly and talented….I love all her videos….love the way    she prepare,cook and present. She always respond to all her fans whether on her website or youtube website…she even give you some tips and try to do some research for us so that we know where we can get the korean ingredients in our country (so that’s why I say she is very friendly).

2. cwd-thumbCooking with dog

Love the way she do all the dishes…very easy steps to follow…has her own style which seems like everything just so easy (actually not cause I failed to do it haha LOL). A very good chef for Japanese food, a next iron chef ? :D

3. nicko Nicko’s Kitchen

Oz, a more western style foods…He has some youtube channel’s such as Nicko’s baby food recipe, Nicko’s bakery and Nicko’s kitchen.

4. onepotchef  One Pot Chef

Oz as well, cute,love his blue eyes haha…love the way he talk :P…anyway he is just a very fun chef :).

fyen[8] For the moment, they are all my top 4 virtual chefs…

Friday, July 16, 2010

Music : Wang Lee Hom newest album - Eighteen Types of Martial Arts (十八般武藝 - Shi Ba Ban Wu Yi)

It’s Lee Hom again…another new album after his “Heart Beat” album…Oh my gosh..time flies…and I’m waiting for his next concert in Singapore, absolutely must goooo…yeay…

Anyway…this new album , Eighteen Types of Martial Arts (十八般武藝 - Shi Ba Ban Wu Yi), is sold officially on last 14 July 2010 in Taipei. Haven’t got mine yet…maybe it is still a pre-order in here.  And have you guys check out his newest MV? a lovely MV, a very simple song, simple lyrics but a very good and deep meanings inside. 柴米油鹽醬醋茶 (Chai Mi You Yan Jiang Cu Cha - firewood, Rice, Oil, Salt, Paste, Vinegar, Tea ~ Daily Necessities) which he collaborated with Vivian Hsu to paint a picture of simple and ordinary happiness. As he believed that woman will know more about family than a man hehe…

As a superstar, Leehom absolutely have no time for his family and himself and sometimes he just feel regret. If you ask him how many times he had a family dinner at home in one year, it will be no more than five times.

From his baby nephew growing up to his friends getting married and starting families, these are things Leehom can only hear of, but not experience it himself. Others are busy towards advancing their lives, while he is busy working towards his dream. Year after year, there is always a new dream waiting for him to pursue. When his mother went to Taipei to visit him, all she could do was watch him working from behind. Hurrying here and there, Leehom forgot to pour his mother a cup of tea and could not settle down enough for a good meal with her. Sometimes when he worked, he didn't even spare her a glance from start to end. Even after he heard the door close, it wasn't until much later before he realized: she had already left.

Having dabbled as a movie director, Leehom placed even higher demands on the quality of the MV. Besides spending NT$2,000,000, hiring 30 staff members, renting professional movie cameras, and using 35mm film for shooting, he also personally demonstrated how to walk into place and speak the lines. In one kitchen scene, "Director Wang" personally went into battle and picked up the knife and saucepan, bringing out the rare sight of him at home.

In the year and a half since Leehom came out with an album, he has been pursuing his directing dream. Day and night, he planned for his self-directed and self-starred movie, "Love in Disguise." However, while he was working on every aspect of the movie, he could not disregard his duties as an Asian superstar. He had to promote his album overseas, make his Music-Man concert rounds, act in "Little Big Soldier," promote the movie, be the spokesperson for advertisements, and prepare for his new album. Bustling to and fro, there was no time for him to rest. Thus, he decided to used an ancient saying: "早晨開門七件事─柴米油鹽醬醋茶" (Roughly translates to: The seven things needed when opening the door in the morning - firewood, rice, oil, salt, sauce, vinegar, tea) to describe his busy entertainment career and the feeling of his heart's longing to return to the ordinary.


Pursuing a dream requires paying a high price, but his family has supported him since the beginning. That kind of acceptance suddenly made him feel of twinge of guilt. On a morning when he was trying to relax himself, despite his mind still working away searching for inspiration for an album, he saw the quiet and lonely kitchen of his own home. There was a stove that had only been used to boil water and never used oil, salt, rice, vinegar, sauces... He wrote down this song starting from the thirst of his heart. He knows that there are many people like him, pursuing their dreams, forever running without stop. He knows that the world is already flowing quickly -- no one can calm down their hearts to listen to a simple story.

As a result, he wanted, even more, to use a simple title song to share happiness -- to give you a warm embrace. With its simple warm melody, the song, flavored with an erhu accompanying the guitar, brings the feeling of an ancient place hidden in a remote area -- a simple yet meaningful taste of ordinary happiness. Through this song, he wants to tell everyone that he is like everyone else, working hard to live, working hard to find his own happiness, working hard as a person pursing his dream. There might be tears and separations in the process, but he has always believe that everyone will find their place. He wishes to tell everyone that to pursue a dream in life is very important, but you should also cherish the people around you. And, more importantly, happiness is not far away, it's right in front of you as long as you know how to treasure it.leehom
Simple happiness hides in every drop of daily life waiting for you to taste.
The pre-order version of the album comes with a "Home Love" molded key, bearing Leehom's signature, of your choosing.This key is made from a real key mold. Leehom hopes that when you meet the right person in your life, you can give this key to the other. It represents a family, a room, and a heart wishing for another to come open. And, together, make the promise of happiness.

Sources: leehom-cn.com, UDN, Sony Music, YesAsia,officialwangleehom@youtube

(Is it mean that Leehom did it by himself :P)

Lyrics : Chinese, translation and pin yin ~ enjoy:D
小時候 你想要什麽
Xiao shi hou ni xiang yao shen me
When you were young, what did you want

Wo yao yi tai da da lan se de fei ji
I wanted a large blue airplane

Dai wo huan you shi jie
To take me around the world

Dai di qiu mei yi ge jiao luo
To every corner of the earth

Zai lan tian bai yun zhong chuan suo
Going back and forth among the white clouds in the blue sky

而長大以後 我想要什麽
Er zhang da yi hou wo xiang yao shen me
And after I grew up, what did I want

Wo yao yi tai xiao xiao hong se dai lu ji
I wanted a tiny red answering machine

He ni yi qi lu xia
To record together with you

喂 我們現在不在家
Wei wo men xian zai bu zai jia
Hello, we are not home right now
Lan se bian cheng hong se yin wei ni
The blue turned into red because of you

Chai mi you yan jiang cu cha
Firewood, rice, oil, salt, paste, vinegar, tea

Yi dian di dou shi xing fu zai fa ya
Every single drop is happiness sprouting
Yue er wan wan ai de sha
The crescent moon shines over love's foolishness

You le ni shen me dou bu cha
I lack nothing when I have you

Back to *
Back to **
Gei ni kuai le wu lun bai tian hei ye
Providing you with happiness whether it's day or night

Wo jin shuang shou jiu suan gua feng xia yu
Grasping both hands tightly even if it's windy and rainy

Wo jiu shi yao ni
I just want you

Yao ni dai zai wo shen bian
Want you to stay by my side

Bao hu ni zhi dao yong yuan
Protecting you eternally

Back to **
Yue er wan wan ai de sha
The crescent moon shines over love's foolishness

Mei you yi ge li you
There is no reason

Huo de name fu za
To live so complicated

You le ni shen me dou bu cha

I lack nothing when I have you



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Health : Reveal the Korean Actresses’ dieting secrets

junjihyunJun Ji Hyun has a body that every woman will die for; what’s her secret to this? It’s the Da Vinci Diet. Simply put, its means the intake on carbohydrates, protein and fats to follow the ratio of 52: 20: 25. She thinks this diet is best for her due to her weakness for bread and other carbohydrate-rich food. It does not require her to get off carbohydrates totally and thus is not difficult to follow. Her personal view on this diet is that it is not a get-thin-quick program, it only shows results in the long-term and exercise is still a must to shed off those calories. So ladies, if you have a weakness for noodles, rice, pasta, bread and etc, this diet might be worth to try since it’s about eating in moderation. Since carbs take up 50%, perhaps you can work out in such a way where you consume carbs during one of the main meals like breakfast and then stay off carbs for lunch and dinner.
Lee Hyo Lee has to thank Pilates for her washboard abs. In fact, a lot of Korean female celebrities love Pilates. The exercises and stretches are great for toning up the body and increasing flexibility. However, do take note that one should not rely solely on Pilates. Like Yoga, it’s great for toning and flexibility. For losing weight, the best way is still through cardio exercises for burning off the fats and then Pilates or yoga for toning up or building flexibility.
Ock Joo Hyun is famous for her transformation from being an overweight actress to one with a hot-hot-hot body! What is her success secret? It’s a combination of Yoga plus cardio exercises and intake of food that are rich in protein. She follows a strict diet of not taking any complex carbohydrates and salty food, and mainly consumes vegetables and chicken breast meat. As for Yoga, she claims that doing the half-moon pose on a daily basis is very effective for slimming down the waist area.
BOA has to credit ballet for her svelte figure. Besides being great for building good postures, ballet is also good for shedding off the fat and maintaining a slim waist. Due to a higher amount of legwork in ballet, it is great as a form of lower body exercise and is especially good for toning the legs. However, ballet only work in long-term and one has to practice it for at least 6 months before it shows any results.
In the drama <Love Generation>, Sun Ye Jin acted as swimming coach, where she had the chance to flaunt her to-die-for figure. She had to thank crunches for giving her rock hard abs. Besides this, she also does toning and stretching work for an hour everyday and end it off by spinning with a hula hoop to give the abs area a complete workout.
Chae Yeon
Sexy Korean actress Chae Yeon’s has a very interesting way to keep her tummy flat, and that is using her belly button. She will place a button in her belly button and then tighten her abs to prevent the button from falling down. This exercise also helps to improve blood circulation around the tummy area and helps to release toxins from the body. Some people even claimed that this exercise had help them to reduce tummy fats, prevent constipation and reduce weight. – Korean Fashion Online
Kim Ah Jeong
Another ‘S’ league actress, Kim Ah Jeong, credits skipping as her way to keeping her tummy flat. Not only this exercise is beneficial to the overall body, it is particularly helpful in slimming down the tummy area. Like her, by keeping up the discipline to skip 3000 times daily, you will notice the fat around your abs will melt away slowly. Besides skipping, Kim Ah Jeong also drinks black vinegar to reduce the fat and sugar content in the blood.
Lee Tae Ran
Lee Tae Ran is well known for her flexibility in the Korean entertainment circuit. She does stretches & toning activities whenever she has the time for it. Besides this, she also workout in the gym, golf and ice-skate regularly to maintain her fab figure.
fyen[8]Which one will you choose? :P eniwei happy dieting in this summer to look fabulous and good Yay!!!

Fashion Inspiration : Sneakers with a skirt or dress

I love this idea, dress or skirt doesn’t always goes with high heel like burger doesn’t always go with mustard :D.
Sneakers like Converse, Vans, Pumas etc as long as it is called sneakers are better than actual running shoes. Pair them with your dresses and skirts. You will get absolutely cute plus sporty looks. Also try high-tops…it really give you a nice retro feel.
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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Photographer : Carl Kleiner

Carl Kleiner still life photography are superbly creative, even if its fashion, food or advertising, Carl has an impressive imagination. I really heart the color…soft and love the food presentation haha…give me inspirations from there :P

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