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Just got my copy of Scandal Album (thanks to vannessmom @ vannaddicts).

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Jerry's back once again ... He's very gorgeous!!! arrggggh!!!


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Hate Comparing

I really hate those people who always COMPARE Jerry and Rain
Magkalayo po sila.

Sa Looks
Sa Talent
Sa Acting
Sa Nationality


I used to like Rain ... Full House (days), but when you watched the way he performs, hmmm ... some friends says, he doesn't have any originality *winks, this is my blog so i have a right to say anything and this is from a friend's opinion* the first time i watched his Rainy Day DVD Concert, hmmm some performances actually kinda boring for me, the music is the same for 2 hours of performances!!! R&B, Pop ... he doesn't have any originality when he sings ... also when he dances ... why? just watched "Michael Jackson, Usher, Justin T" ... hehe! I won't forget nasa Quiapo ako, i was with my friend ... nakita ko pinapalabas ang Usher Concert DVD, nakinood muna ako ... then, ayun ... parehong-pareho ng style ... pati costume ah...black ang kay rain, white lang suot ni Usher...natawa ako bigla...sabi ko napanood ko na yun ah! hehehe!

Anyways, back to my SENTIMENTS ... ABS-CBN said in their advertisement that Rain is the Asian Superstar, Most Influential Man (Time Magazine) Actually, He is one of the Nominees, not the winner! ... It's ok to say that he is an Asian Star...not Asian Superstar ...

As i've always said ... Kelangang ma-beat nya ang Meteor Fever, then i'll call him an Asian Superstar ... hahaha! Punuin ang Hong Kong Coliseum ng 4days ... Mag-Autograph Signing ng straight 3 days ...

Agree? if not ...GO AWAY haha!

I remebered Jerry's previous ad --sabi --- Asian Heartthrob ---Asian Superstar ... hmm sa White Tower, ano kayang promotion? hahaha!!!

Congratulations to Vanness and Kangta --- Number 1 ang Album nila sa Taiwan! China! Thailand! wuhooooo ...

Toycon 2006

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"it's our 3rd time to participate in this much awaited - funfilled - exhibit, wish to be there next year!"


5th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2006

Toycon Poster


Greetings from Collectibles Unlimited!

It has been our pleasure to hold the annual Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention in the Megatrade halls for the past four years. We have enjoyed four years of unparalleled success as far as this gathering is concerned. Almost 20 thousand people have been a part of this event since it began in 2002, and enjoyed the diversity of collecting as a hobby and the enthusiasm of the toys and gaming communities.

Now on its fifth year, we are gearing up for the biggest Toycon yet, as 2006 is the year of the Supercon, as we have chosen to call it.In line with the showing of two superhero blockbuster flicks, Superman Returns and X-men 3: The Last Stand, we are organizing the most awesome, exciting and activity-filled event of the year!

In this regard, we would again like to invite you and your family to be our valued guests for this auspicious event.

This year's convention also marks the first time the Toycon will be held for two days and is scheduled to take place on June 17 and 18, from 10:00 Am to 9:00 PM in SM Megamall, Megatradehall 2. 80 exhibitors joined this two day event and we bring you our new activity for kids and lots of convention contest like Customized Action Figure Contest, Cosplay contest, Drawing Contest, Battle of the Tribute Bands, Video Game Tournament, Transformers Speed contest and a lot more

5th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2006
June 17-18, 2006
SM MEGAMALL, MEGATRADEHALL 2

www.toyconph.tk


ORGANIZER'S NOTE:
Only exhibitors are allowed to sell any items at the event.In fairness, to all, we will report any unauthorized selling to the Management.

Message from Mr Chih 6/22

Message from Mr Chih 6/22

Dear All,

Previously, ongoing events and functions have kept me entirely occupied, I can only answer a short reply to everyone’s questions.

Regarding the red carpet event on the 17th, until the day of the event we were still not sure if we were going or not. With the clashing schedules of both the film festival and TV festival, Ken had an entry in both events, and both events included consecutive crew members walking the red carpet…
The decision of which to attend changed by the hour. Ultimately the final decision was the walk with the crew of ChuLiuXiang, by that time it was 20 minutes away from departure time….

ChuLiuXiang’s image, for now all I can say is that the hairstyle you have seen may not be the final result. You will know the hairstyle is finalized when the production members want you to know. As an artistes’ managerial company, we will respect all decisions made by the crew upon accepting the offer to act in this production.

Because of the extremely hectic and tight schedule of the entire incident, Ken and us have all tried our best to meet all schedules related to the production, and have thought that perhaps fans would understand our behavior in such unstable circumstances. The initial idea of having this website was to hope for better communication and relations with fans, a more direct way of receiving news about any events or functions, to gather everyone’s energy and power to support their idol. If fans choose not to trust us, by following the act of the media before hearing or trying to understand our situation, by complaining and giving unreasonable opinions and judgments before any clarification, it makes me wonder if it is no longer necessary to hold this website, to update news frequently to you all. Seems like we’re drifting further and further away from our original concept…
Chih (06. 06. 22)

hay, ibang fans kasi demanding masyado ... pag sinara yan, patay tayo! la tayong infos!

Shanghai Film Festival Opens Saturday

Shanghai Film Festival Opens Saturday

June 16, 2006

Film fever grips Shanghai starting Saturday, with "The White Countess" opening the 9th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF).

The film directed by U.S. director James Ivory tells the love story of a blind American diplomat who develops a curious relationship with a young Russian refugee in 1930s Shanghai. The screening follows the opening ceremony at Shanghai Concert Hall. For the next eight days, more than 300 films from some 40 countries and regions will be shown at 19 Shanghai cinemas.

Stars expected at the opening include Andie MacDowell, Edward Norton, Catherine Deneuve, Sigourney Weaver, "The Banquet" cast members and Chinese directors and actresses Zhang Guoli, Xu Jinglei, Chen Hao and Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada.

The festival closes June 25 with Pedro Almodovar "Volver."

French director Luc Besson "The Fifth Element, The Professiona" heads the festival jury, the first time a foreign director has been given the honor.

One of the highlights of the festival, 17 films from 13 countries were selected to compete for the Jin Jue Award.

Other events include the Asian New Talent Award, the Jin Jue International Film Forum, and, getting down to business, a forum on the International Film and TV Market.

According to a SIFF organizer, this is the first year that the festival has accepted online submissions, contributing to the record number of 746 films received. This was an increase of 48.3 percent from last year.

World premieres

Four of the 17 films competing for the Jin Jue Award will hold their world premieres at the festival. The last-minute-arrival "Four Minutes," by German director and screenwriter Chris Kraus, only reached Shanghai on Wednesday. This is Krauf's second feature film. His feature debut, "Shattered Glass," won 10 national and international awards.

The Canadian film "Lucid," the Argentinean film "Cities and Love," and the Italian film "The Land" will also premiere in Shanghai, something new for the festival.

Two other global premieres and two Asian premieres for films not in the Jin Jue competition will also take place during the festival.

Young and talented directors

Canadian director Sean Garrity and former journalist Chris Kraus are two of the leading young directors at the festival.

Director and screenwriter Garrity "Without Her" tells the story of a young violinist discovering the truth behind her motherfs disappearance two years earlier. In "Four Minutes," an 80-year-old piano teacher transforms her pupil into the musical wunderkind she once was after discovering the secret that she once killed someone. The German writer-director has numerous screenplays to his credit, including gay activist male filmmaker Rosa von Praunheim's gay biopic "The Einstein of Sex."

Chinese films

Two Chinese films, "The Music Box," by the late artist and director Chen Yifei and "The Forest Ranger" by young director Qi Jian will compete for the Jin Jue Award.

"The Music Box" tells a love story of a simple barber living in turbulent times. "Forest Ranger' is a realistic film about contemporary rural life.

Four other Chinese films, "Drinking Tea," "Judgment in Tokyo," "Glorious Anger" and "Silent Man" will compete for the Asian New Talent Prize.

Source : Zhong Li @ Shenzhen Daily
Translated by: Francesca of Asian Fanatics

Legendary Chu Liu Xiang

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The Legendary Chu Liu Xiang: An impressive array of stars present themselves at the Shanghai Television Festival.
Breaking News: Sina Entertainment


This news has been hot item for half a year already, at the Shanghai Television Film Festival the roles have been revealed Zhu Xiao Tian, Chen Hao Min, Cui Peng, Xiao Qiang, Hu Jing, Liu Jia etc. make a show of force to the media to promote the new drama, Southern TV, Huan Le Media, Tang De International joint press conference attracted many reporters, TV station buyers came even without invitation, but the press conference was “red hot,” it was practically out of control, TV festival organizers had no choice but to increase security to maintain order and control the situation.

The great and luxurious “Chu Liu Xiang”

After 5 years of preparations, 6 months of choosing the cast, this June 18 at the Shanghai TV Film Festival, “The Legend of Chu Liu Xiang” announced for the first time its line-up: Ju Jue Liang and Liu Feng Sheng are the directors, Zhu Xiao Tian will play the role of Chu Liu Xiang, Cui Peng will play Wu Hua, Chen Hao Min will be Hu Tie Hua, Chen Jian Feng will play King Gui Zi, Wang Zhuan Yi plays Zhong Yuan Yi Dian Hong, Xiao Qiang plays Shui Mu Yin Ji, Hu Jing plays Su Rong Rong, Lin Jing plays Liu Wu Mei, newcomer Liu Jia plays Song Tian, this line-up comes from Mainland, HK and Taiwan, and overseas these are the actors with the most appeal its really a such an elegant cast. Shi Guan Yin, Li Hong Xiu, Li Hong Xiu are still being selected and its becoming a concern.

“The Legendary Chu Liu Xiang,” since the election of this role, the response has been very warm, competition was very fierce, and in the end Zhu Xiao Tian became the big winner. Producer You Jian Ming cites two reasons for the choice: the first is: choosing Zhu Xiao Tian is a fresh idea, it’s the first time for F4 member; Zhu Xiao Tian’s Shuaiqi causes the viewer to feel everything is fresh and new; the second is that he is really a logical choice because his frame of mind is already “Chu Liu Xiang.” “This XiangShuai is a China (tradition) martial arts hero” and “film’s handsome and debonair 007,” Zorro’s double character, his naughtiness is precisely what we are looking for.

Chu Liu Xiang’s loves affair.

Unexpectedly distinguished and admirable, Yu Shu Lin Feng’s Chu Liu Xiang is a world famous novel about swordsmen. Will this Chu Liu Xiang have a He Feng Cai? Producer You Jian Ming indicated they will strive to make a drama worthy of this Chinese tradition and at the same time blend a modern flavor to it people will accept its versatility and chivalrous spirit, the biggest breakthrough will be Chu Liu Xiang will meet his true love.

In the novel, Chu Liu Xiang has Su Rong Rong, Li Hong Xiu, Song Tian, three loves, and numerous other girls, who will he fall in love with?

50,000,000 a huge amount to make the new XiangShuai.

On the basis of the original work of Mr. Long they will revise the plots of Chu Liu Xiang’s “Xue Hai Piao Xiang,” “Da Sha Mo” “Hua Mei Niao,” this three plots will be revised. They will be filming in three locations Xin Jiang, Yu Nan and Zhe Jiang it is expected that all filming work will finished November 2006 and post production work will be complete by March 2007. For this reason the producers have thrown in huge amount of 50,000,000 for the production.

F4 Talkasia Transcript

F4 Talkasia Transcript

Friday, June 16, 2006 Posted: 0701 GMT (1501 HKT)

LH: Lorraine Hahn
JER: Jerry Yan
VS: Vanness Wu
KEN: Ken Chu
VIC: Vic Zhou

BLOCK A:

LH: They are known collectively as F4 -- pop idols who have been inspiring fan frenzy all through Asia since coming onto the scene in their native Taiwan in 2001.

Jerry Yen, Vic Zhou, Ken Zhu and Vanness Wu beat hundreds of other candidates in a casting call for the drama series "Meteor Garden," based on the wildly popular Japanese comic "hana yori dango."

The TV series and its sequel became such hits that it made superstars of the group overnight, leading to more drama roles, product endorsements and a string of successful albums and concert tours.

Gentlemen, welcome to Talk Asia. Thank you very much for being here with us. Its good to see you all.

The series, Meteor Garden, that made you virtually instantaneously famous, did that come as a surprise to you?

VS: Bit of a shock, yeah. We didn't expect it. I remember me and Jerry, we were supposed to have a fan meeting. Our very first one. But then, there was complete chaos where it was packed and then the fire department said we can't show up otherwise it would get too crazy. So the first ever fan meeting was cancelled. (bit of banter with Vic) So that's when we realized, wow this is bigger then we've ever expected and blown away by it.

LH: Was that hard to deal with?

JER: Yes, it was really difficult at the beginning when I wasn't used to it. But later, it got better when we learnt to accept it. And as more and more people started paying attention to us, we found that the attention made us want to work harder and do better for our audience.

LH: I mean you didn't have much, and forgive me if I'm wrong, but you didn't have very much acting training, right, before Meteor Garden?

JER: You're right, we never had any training, we just... went along with the flow.

VS: It was like a learning process...learning in progress. (KEN: I think we had a very good director at the time.) Yes our director was really good and he helped us a lot with everything. He really built the backbone of each character as well. I mean, he would give us certain parts and just really go with it, you know, he really helped us.

LH: Right, and Vic how close is your character, for example, to your true self?

VIC: I actually feel like the four characters in Meteor Garden are quite like our personalities, in real life. And that's the reason we were chosen. I had accompanied a friend to the audition and was waiting for him in the corridor of the office. The light was very dim and I hid in a corner against the wall. And when the director was going into his office, he saw me sitting there and thought, "Why is this person here?" And then he looked again and said, "This person's manners really seems like the character of Hua Ze Lei!" So he invited me to the audition.

LH: Some people said that you know, the story was focused on the wrong values -- you know, that it set poor examples for the young people. What do you think?

VS: I think a lot of times the media does blow everything out of proportion. Just by a single sentence, you know, they can say one word and then everybody will catch up with me all of a sudden and be like "Oh you're right you're right! We think this is wrong, the values are all gone." But then if you really look at the story, what is it really saying at the end? Just follow your heart! You know, is it wrong to follow your heart? Who can judge? You know, so ...

JER: Actually I think that it's just a television drama, not something that anyone should be taken too seriously. It was a bit of entertainment and escapism for some people. At best it gave some viewers something to think about.

VIC: That's Jerry's lifestyle! (laughs) Actually, it really is just a drama. You won't find many people in society like the ones in the show. Really, it's just entertainment, something for viewers to enjoy.

LH: Okay gentlemen we're going to take a very, very short break. When we come back, Talk Asia will talk with Jerry, Vanness, and Ken and Vic about their solo work and what they think about each other. Stay with us.

Block B:

LH: Welcome back to talk Asia, I'm sitting with Taiwanese pop idol group, F4. Gentlemen I heard that you all have very different personalities. Is that very difficult for you when you work as a group?

VS: Not really, I don't think so. I mean, cause when we work together we work as a team, and we're pretty good as a team. I think that's one of the things that is, that stands out about us, is because our personalities is so different in a group. Mostly when you see a group, a lot of the personalities, they are kind of like, in unison. But then for some reason our individuality makes us that unison.

LH: Interesting. And do you see each other, Jerry for example, as colleagues? Brothers?

JER: You mean the other 3 members of the group? (VS: Be careful!) hahaha...

LH: Wait till you hear the next question! (VS: We're more like partners)

JER: Actually, you could say that the four of us are like a unit, a small family. Vanness is like a... (Someone says mother, they all laugh) No, actually, Ken is more like the mother. Vic is like the cute lovable little brother. And Vanness, he's the serious and hardworking father. (VS: Hah! Just call me daddy! Hahaha! LH: Yeah. Exactly!)

LH: Is there a leader?

JER: No, not really. There isn't one person who always takes the lead or who must make all the decisions, if that's what you mean. Everyone shares their opinions freely. Everyone helps to make the decisions.

LH: Now all of you have sort of gone off, as you mentioned to me earlier, gone off and done your own work right? You come together for F4 and then you go off to do your own work. Why do you do this? Why don't you just stay as F4?

VIC: We don't really split up. After Meteor Garden, the four of us were offered a lot of other projects. And not all the projects were appropriate for the four of us. So we had to be selective. Like when I go to do a drama, maybe Ken would make an album instead, or maybe someone else would go and make a movie. We each have our own interests, our own strengths. I guess we all just got busy. But we always make time for F4. Like for this concert tour, we made an effort to clear our schedules so that we can do this together.

JER: (teasing) Actually, what happens is that Vic is always going off to make movies and the three of us would be left here with nothing to do. So we'd have to find our own projects... just to keep busy! (everyone laughs)

VS: I think in the long run, it reverts back to our personalities as well. Because our personality is so different and we have so many different interest as well. You know, so we of course, as a human being, would want to peruse our own interests, to do other things that we have more passion for. But then yet, when the timing calls for us to come back again, we will always be here.

LH: Jerry let me just continue with you. A little bit on the personal for each of you individually since you're such individuals. You started as a model. Was show business, entertainment, movies, TV always an ambition of yours?

JER: Er... yes I think so. When I was a model, it was natural to think about going into entertainment. That's why I was happy for the opportunity to act in a drama. Then after I had a chance to try acting, singing and dancing, I realized that I really enjoyed it and that performing was something I wanted to do more of.

LH: Vic you were studying engineering. What did you want to do? Did you really want to be an engineer?

VIC: Actually there's a funny story in that. At the time, the reason I chose to study engineering was because of my older brother. I was lazy, and I thought it'd just be easier to just follow in his footsteps. Whatever he did, I just did the same. Whatever school he went to, I wanted to go too (laughs). Then in the third year of studying engineering, when we were about to graduate, I realized I didn't really want to be an engineer! I thought, why did I choose this course? (laughs)

In the end I think I was lucky that in my first job, I met these guys, the other 3 members, and I found them inspiring... All these years, I've learnt so much from them.

LH: Right. Vanness, born in the United States of America, what brought you to this part of the world?

VS: Well I was always interested in performing. I was into dancing when I was at a very young age, so...and plus a lot of my friends were older then me and they were in the entertainment industry already. So I was pretty much surrounded by it when I was growing up and then I was working at a dead end job so...

LH: And what was that?

VS: It was customer service, if you can believe that. And then my friend told me you know, 'what are you doing in America right now?' I said nothing much. He said well why don't you go back to Taiwan and do nothing much in Taiwan and who knows, maybe you'll get famous. And luckily enough gods blessed me so... I'm here!

LH: Right, now you've worked with people from all kinds of backgrounds. How do you feel about this sort of blending of different backgrounds?

VS: I love it, I love it! I think it's a wonderful thing and it's a great opportunity to have a mixture of so many different cultures and personalities. It's a real gift -- you know you really see the world and get to meet different people, so I'm really blessed I think.

LH: Yeah I can imagine. Ken you were born in Taiwan, but you lived for some time in Singapore right?

KEN: Yeah, (LH: I cant hear that Singapore accent) -- oh if you want it I can ... but you got to give me a Singapore accent first (LH: Okay, okay, okay la!) Okay, la and stuff. I try not to you know -- because Singapore accent is for the local stuff. When I go to Singapore I do the Singapore accent.

LH: I'm fascinated by your cook book. It's called Darling Let's Cook Together right? I mean how did that idea come about?

KEN: Well actually I, I cook for myself all the time. (LH: Do you cook for these guys too?) Yeah sometimes (LH: Right!) Sometimes! If someone's heart broken and stuff... (all laugh)

LH: Heartbroken!

KEN: I'm just kidding! I cook because I don't like to eat outside food you know, it makes me feel sad.

LH: So is it fun, relaxing to you or just something you love to do?

KEN: It's just something I love, something that keeps me sane!

LH: Good. Good for you! It seems, and I mention this very briefly just now, that you go on tour as F4, then you go and do your solo work and this sort of continues right. Will there come a time when you have to say, okay I've got to choose between staying with F4 or doing my own solo career.

KEN: I think it is up to our fans, you know.

VS: Yeah, pretty much. I don't really see that anywhere in the future that there will be a decision like that. Because this has been working so well already -- we do our own thing, and then we come back. And then so...

LH: How does the solo work that you do compliment the work that you do as F4? Or does it?

KEN: Actually this concert we are having, we have a lot of personal stuff inside it. You know. For each part we have individual parts and the time for us to do different performance. And then we have the combined performance. So I think the solo stuff does help us in, you know, getting us more and more ready for the new challenge and stuff.

VS: Yeah we grow as an individual and we grow as a group. So...

LH: Is it important to you to come across with a very clean image, with a very proper image -- an image that maybe parents would be happy with? Is that important to you when you have so much influence with younger people?

VS: I think that's important in Asia. Yeah, in Asia you really have to have a clean image. But we're only human (laugh), and we just try to do our best and try to live, you know, a proper and right life that is for us.

LH: Does it require a lifestyle adjustment for you?

VS: Oh yeah, I mean there are times when we want to go out but we can't. You know, especially around here too -- the paparazzi follows us.

LH: Yeah I was just going to say, how do you keep them away?

VS: We can't!

KEN: By not leaving the house!

JER: Just DVDs! (laughs) DVDs keep me company. I spend a lot of my time indoors watching movies on DVD.

LH: (laughs) It sounds pretty boring to me.

KEN: That's why I started cooking! That's why I actually started cooking! (VS: That's why I exercise!) That's why I have pets. (LH: You have pets, wonderful!) I have three cats.

LH: Great. Was it worth it gentlemen. Is it all worth it?

VS: For me it is. I think so. I came out with three good friends, a career, you know, a chance to travel and meet new people.

VIC: Yeah, it's worth it. It actually hasn't really impacted my life. I'm the sort who would normally stay home quietly anyway! (laughs)

LH: Gentlemen, we're going to take another very, very short break. When Talk Asia comes back we'll find out what F4 thinks about the competition from Japan and Korea. Stay with us.

Block C

LH: Welcome back to Talk Asia, I'm with Jerry, Vanness, Vic and Ken of F4. Gentlemen you are hot in Japan right now. I mean is that an important market for you?

VS: I think every market is important to us right now. You know it's another chance to explore a different country, get to better know a different part of the world, you know.

LH: So do you feel, Jerry for example, that there is a need to break into different markets now in order to stay ahead of you know -- so many new singers coming out these days, right? I mean they're young, they're energetic -- I mean there's so many of them. In order to stay ahead do you feel that it is important to break new ground, break into new markets?

JER: How we do as a group depends on fate. I really believe that. My own personality is such that when I make a TV show or movie, I just want make it as good as possible and have as many people as possible watch it. To me, it's not about the competition. Working hard is all about growing and improving my talent, so that I can develop as a person and entertainer.

LH: Ken?

KEN: I'm just trying to make a living, you know. (LH: laughs) It is okay for me because I'm not...I love this job, I do love my job but it is not like a career to me. I mean, I am growing up, I am getting older, I have got to think of something else, you know. Because I don't think this is permanent to me.

LH: Yeah but I mean there's so many new faces coming out Vanness, they are competition right? I mean in a sense?

VS: Well in a sense if people look at it that way. I think for us we try to do our jobs and you know, try to, try new things, you know. I'm always up for different roles, different type of things. The market... my dream -- my ambition -- to pursue right now is, I really want to break through into acting in America, so you know. (LH: Wow.) It's hard because Asians as a whole, we do get type-casted and stereotyped, especially in America. You know, its either you're really good in martial arts or you know, you're a math genius, you know? So yeah, but hopefully we can bring new depth to the American market.

LH: You're Taiwanese, you travel around the world to a lot of places. Do you ever get drawn into politics?

VS: Not really, no. Our job is too time consuming to get dragged into politics.

LH: But how did you feel when let's say the TV series was banned in China and your two concerts were cancelled?

KEN: We have to thank them actually. (LH: You have to thank them? Why?) This is how we got famous in China. (VS: Good point! Laughs) It is. (LH: Any publicity is good publicity). No, okay, when we first went there our show was banned in China, we were all... (VS: Pretty distraught.) Yeah. And then after a while, we kind of realized that the more the government wants to ban, the more the people want to see, and that's how we got famous actually.

LH: Is there a new album you're working on at the moment?

VS: I am working on my next solo album.

LH: Your next solo album right. Anything different from previous?

VS: It's... well right now the producers and the lyrics are done by myself and my group of people that I've come work with, so its basically like my own personal music diary.

LH: Right, anybody else working on a new album or...?

KEN: Actually the four of us are going to have a new album coming out, I think this year (LH: Great. F4?) Yeah. (LH: Great.) The exact time we don't know yet.

LH: Anything special, anything different from the previous albums?

KEN: I think the very different part will be our vocals because the previous time we record an album was about 3-4 years ago.

VS: Three or four years ago, and I think our vocals have improved since then! (laughs)

LH: All this non stop lifestyle that you have, how do you deal with it? I mean has there come a point where you really just want to shut off for a little while? I mean you seem to go for F4 to solo and then F4 -- you know its like non stop.

JER: Oh it's not like that at all. It's not a bad thing. What we gain is more than what we lose.

KEN: Actually we do enjoy working with each other. That's the thing you know, when we don't see each other for a while and we meet each other, it feels better actually.

LH: What is the best thing about being in F4?

VS and KEN (stare at the ceiling in deep thought): Hmmmmm. (laughs)

LH: Aww, it shouldn't take that long!

KEN: I never think about that...

VS: There's so many, there really is. (LH: Just one) Just one. Me personally, I can help my family out more. So I can take care of my family, so that's the best part of it.

VIC: I think the best thing about being in F4 is the sense of unity that we have among the four members. I've never felt like I was alone or had to do a job by myself. Regardless of what challenges I face, I always have three other people whom I can go to for help. These people also inspire me to do better. And their inspiration has been what's helped me grow and improve.

LH: Right. Ten years from now, lets suppose the name F4 is still out there in conversation. How would you like to be talked about?

JER: If our fans, all the people who have followed us and who have worked with us...if they all have some good memories, that would be enough.

LH: Well gentlemen, thank you all very, very much for spending time with us. Vic, Ken, Vanness, Jerry -- thank you all very, very much. (F4: Thank you.) And that has been talk Asia this week, my guests have been Taiwanese pop idols, F4. I'm Lorraine Hahn, let's talk again next week.

credit to cnn.com

F4ever.org's Club Magazine , Vol. 3 - Jerry's part

F4ever.org's Club Magazine , Vol. 3 - Jerry's part

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1. What is the most difficult part when preparing for the F4 concerts?

The actual rehearsal didn't start until I arrived at HK on the 12th. I had about 10 to 14 days in total only.
Regarding the number of playing piano, as I haven't taken any formal lessons in the past, I needed
to start learning from the basic hand movements. Besides, I also needed to sing as I played the piano,
therefore, it was the most difficult part. When the filming of WT was delayed earlier, staff also worried
that playing piano might be too difficult for me due to the limited rehearsal time. However, I have always
thought that a man playing piano can fully display his temperament/disposition and it looks very handsome,
so I really wanted to try. Actually, I have wanted to learn playing piano since youth, but there were no
opportunities due to the poor environment.

With these F4 concerts, the four of us could work together again after a long time, not just Chai Jie and
Director Cai came to the concerts, even the photographer was the same one who worked for MG1 as well.
All of a sudden, I remembered a lot of the old days. Some days ago, when I needed to record late in the
studio, when I was resting, all of a sudden I heard some guitar sound. Then I found out that it was Vanness
who was practising guitar for the concerts. At that moment, I was very touched by the unity of the four of
us' trying our best to finish the same project.


2. Regarding the solo parts?

When I had meetings with the production team before the concerts, I found out that we had similar ideas
regarding the design of my images in the concerts. The team tried to create the images based on the
concepts of "sexy", "wild", and "bad boy" in mind. Coincidently, I had the same ideas and I really liked
to try some different than usual images. Moreover, I really like the feeling of the whole audience singing
together with me, therefore, when I had the meeting with the concert director, I suggested to include
more opportunities for interacting with the fans during my solo parts, so we didn't arrange too much
specific performance during my second solo part. We hope that we would just follow our mood/feelings
at the moment, so I feel like being closer to the fans.

3. It seemed like your dance in the concert was quite wild. Is it true that you even bumped your head?

The first dance was pretty wild, especially the last move at the end. I needed to kneel down and to fall
back to the floor with full force. Due to a lack of experience, after the concerts, I found bruises on both
of my knees. When Vanness knew about it, he said, "I always wear knee pads, how come you didn't wear
any at all?" At the first concert, I really bumped my head against the floor really hard. Although it hurt
very badly, I was ok.

4. What were you thinking when performing? Did you pay attention to the audience at all?

During the first two concerts, I was too focused when performing. After being reminded by the concert
director, I realized that I needed to pay more attention on interacting with the audience. For instance,
during the concerts, opportunities were arranged for us to shake hands with the audience, and the
purposes were to increase the excitement, and to create the interaction between the performer and
the audience. However, at the beginning, I was too serious and too polite when shaking hands with them,
it ended up that I could only shake hands with 3 people when others had finished 10 already. After I
realized the problem, I tried to interact with the fans as much as possible after the first two concerts.

5. What is the message to the ones who couldn't attend the concerts this time?

It is really a pity, as we, F4, have worked together again after approximately four years. We have all
put in a lot of effort this time. I hope that next time we will have the opportunities to go to other countries,
such as Japan, Korea, and a lot of other countries. We can bring the same kind of performance to the
audience there, so everbody can see it. I hope that everybody will be looking forward to it.

Certified International Stalkers

"most memorable part in HK Concert was ... we were on HK NEWS"

Together ... Forever


"They are so sweet ... It was "very unforgettable" seeing them onstage!"

What’s new:

What’s new:

Jerry :

- Post production of "The Hospital"

Ken :

- Jun 18, 2006 Press conference for TV drama series "Chu Liu Xiang" in Shanghai
- Jun 17, 2006 Red carpet opening of "Shanghai TV Festival" in Shanghai
- Jun 8, 2006 Chongqing "Sun Yanzi Concert" as guest performer
- May 19, 2006 1:00-2:00pm Radio interview at SPAIN-ZAKA STUDIO - PARCO PART 1, SHIBUYA, JAPAN
- May 18, 2006 "City of the Sky" promotion in Japan
- Apr 22, 2006 7:00pm Taichung National Music Theatre "Rainie Yang Concert" as guest performer
- Apr, 2006 - New movie pre-production

- Vanness :

- Jul 8-9, 2006 Solo concert in Tokyo, Japan
- Jun 17-18, 2006 Album SCANDAL Autograph Sessions in Taiwan (4 sessions in total)
- Jun 16, 2006 Korea Video Fair Opening Concert in Qing Dao
- Jun 10, 2006 Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan
- May 27, 2006 IVI China Korea Charity Concert in Macau (Cancelled)
- May 23, 2006 SBS-TV 2006 Worldcup Special Programme for Victory
- May 14, 2006 SBS TV live programme in Korea
- May 10, 2006 New album release press conference in Korea
- May 8, 2006 Disney movie "Cars" press conference in Taiwan
- May 6, 2006 MTV Asia Award in Bangkok, Thailand
- May 2, 2006 Solo concert press conference in Tokyo, Japan
- Apr 30, 2006 Shanghai F1 Racetrack to cheer for the S&K car racing team
- Apr 2006 New album recording in Korea

Vic :


- May 18, 2006 "Silenece" media preview and two TV programmes recording in Taiwan
- Filming of new TV drama series "Delicious Relations"

source: http://chihchat.com

Forever ....

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F4 finishes, Can't Bear to


F4's 4 concerts in a row can to an end the night before, helping Ren Ci Hospital to get a sum of 138 Wan. After 3 nights of performance, their performance on the 4th night was even more opened up. Vanness and Jerry jumped out of stage to dance even during their solo dance part. Vanness even took out his gun and shot Jerry. Other than singing korean song, Vanness pulled up 2 Japanese fans and sang Xiang Bei Ai Shuo Zai Jian all of a sudden. Zaizai played the guitar with Ken and played wrongly at the start, making everyone laugh.
Whether his rumoured girlfriend have came ? Jerry publicly thank his assistant, Fenny who have never left him and also the manager whom he quarrelled with, Cai Zhi Ping. He even pulled Cai Zhi Ping upstage and hugged her. And even said, without her, there would be no F4 today, making her so touched that she cried his his arms.
Among F4, the only who did not strip was Ken. The night before, he became the victim of all. The other 3 got the fans and asked him to strip. In the end, he only took off his jacket, leaving only the stripes shirt inside. In the end, he was being poke fun by Zaizai as being a criminal.
It's not always the 4 of them can gather together to perform. So during the last night, they couldn't bear to part. All of them gathered together and the last concert only ended at 1140pm. Even though they had already encore once, fans refused to leave and waited for their idols for ten minutes and only left when stage crew started to take down everything. The night before, Vanness and Jerry's family, Li Xi Lei, Tai Bu, Zheng Chu and Ka Qi were there to support.
When F4 was being asked about fans refusing to leave at the post party, they explained they had to do this interview the moment it finishes. Saying that if they had known earlier, they would definately come out again to meet their fans. Zaizai expressed that his family did not come because his way of interacting with his family was different from the rest. He said if he were to see his family when he was performing, he would feel very shy.
Jerry expressed he don't think Lin Zhi Ling came. In regards to Lin Jia Qi who said she have given the 1st model title to Lin Zhi Ling, crew came out to stop the question even before Jerry could reply.
Ken was very satisfied with his last performance while Vanness said, his sister who also performed this time loved performing.
Thanks to Mingpao.
27th March 2006

Jerry





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F4 HK Concert Pictures

Just want to share some of F4 concert pictures ...

credits to f4 international fan club - philippines

Zaizai