{music} Les Temps des Cathedrales

Okay, so I was listening to new kpop songs, and I happened to find IU's new English song, The Age of Cathedrals. Although her English pronunciation makes it hard to understand sometimes, I still like it. 

The comments said that it was an English cover of a French song, Les Temps des Cathedrales. I really love the original version. It's also making me want to relearn my French. :) 

{tvb} The Day of Days Final Thoughts

It's quite unfortunate that things ended up being as I expected and that this series did not get any better. I expected things to change after Lai Wo turned out to be the mayor's son, but the plot did not really move forward. Most of the characters stayed static the whole series, and even after they did change, it was a drastic and unbelievable one. None of the romantic storylines made any sense, and the ending was just another cliched happy ending churned out by TVB. 

Characters

Sunny Chan as Lai Wo/Wong Sai Kit
I was really disappointed in how this character was written. He was a typical good guy, albeit a little ignorant and powerless. At first, I thought that Lai Wo would be turn more assertive and maybe even evil, but I was wrong. I think that this series would have been better if Lai Wo became Acting Mayor earlier in the series. His character would have been more fleshed out. 

Sonija Kwok as Tong Nga Wun
I don't see how she was the female lead of this drama, seeing as she did not have much screen time. The same could also be said for Sunny as well. I liked her strong, independent character, but her actions at the end of the series confused me. It was obvious that she did not like Lai Wo in a romantic sense, but the writers forced her to be in love with him at the end. I thought it would have made more sense for her to not marry, but I guess TVB always wants their female and male leads to end up together.


Raymond Wong as So Fei
A flirtatious yet romantically innocent gang leader - he's a good boss, but that's pretty all much to say about him. He's a regular, hot headed guy who falls in love with a pretty girl. I still liked his scenes, since this is Raymond Wong we are talking about here, lol. He doesn't really change during the course of the whole series at all.

Lin Xia Wei as Tong Nga Man
I don't like these type of female characters - the spoiled, rich girls who use people. It's true that she changed after Nga Wun got put in jail, but her ending change was too drastic for me. I liked how she got responsible, but it seemed out of character for her to give up her rich lifestyle and become the Ah So of the coolie gang. I also do not believe that she fell in love with So Fei after he rescued her; she hated him a lot. 

The plot was not interesting at all until the last episode, in my opinion. I guess it was just all build up to the fifth day of the new year, when all the action happened. The bad guys got their usual comeuppance. I was disappointed Wong Tsan Bong (Matt Yeung) didn't die in the end, haha. I wouldn't recommend watching this series, unless you have nothing better to do. I don't regret watching this, since watching Raymond Wong and Sammy Sum in the last episode do lion dancing was worth it, haha. 

{tvb} The Day of Days Initial Thoughts

When this series just started, I thought it would be different from the nonsensical comedies that TVB has been releasing recently. However, I was wrong. The recent episodes proved that TVB needs to freshen up their writing skills and try not to ruin a comedy by exaggerating everything. 
At first, I was intrigued by the movie concept that appeared in the first few episodes. The characters would sit in the movie theater watching a silent film, and the words that appeared on screen would be relevant to their conversation. I thought it was interesting that while the characters were saying one thing, the film would be telling us viewers their true meaning. 
I know that Lai Wo (Sunny Chan) is supposed to be the main character, but it's annoying how little screen time he gets. Instead of telling us more about his character, TVB spends a ridiculous amount of time on the Qing loyalists. I get that their actions are supposed to be exaggerated, but they look pretty stupid to me. The "comical" scenes that Tai Ying and Siu Ying (Vivien Yeo and Katy Kung) are in aren't the least funny. Hopefully after Lai Wo becomes the mayor of Guangzhou, his scenes will greatly increase. 
In addition to the things that irk me, Lin Xia Wei's character Nga Man is very unlikeable. This might stem from the fact that she wronged So Fei (Raymond Wong), since I like him, haha. But it's also due to the fact that she's so spoiled. The only times that I like her are her scenes with Lai Wo. I think she'll make a better pair with Lai Wo than Lai Wo and Nga Wun (Sonija Kwok), since Nga Wun doesn't think much of Lai Wo. 
The Day of Days started out interesting, but now I'm just watching it just for Raymond, Sunny, and Sonija. I'm hoping that the comedy would improve that that they would spend less time on the Qing loyalists...

{music} Chinese New Year songs

It's CNY today~ I was too lazy to make any edits, so here are a bunch of throwback songs to listen too and get in the holiday spirit! haha