Sunday, December 10, 2017

People : Alan Yu Meng Long

Dear All,

Now I would like to introduce my new idol. Well, actually idol is not really correct. Let's just say that I like him and want to support him. You maybe ask why ???? The answer is simple. It was because for some reason I cannot explained I am attracted to him. He is not handsome, not good singer, not charming but I can say he is hard working and mysterious. 

His name is Yu Meng Long (Alan Yu). He was born on June 15, 1988 in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China. Maybe you can guess that he is Dragon and Gemini. Don't know whether this is good combination. Anyway, he is very shy. I am serious. To be honest I am a little surprised to find very shy Gemini. Anyway, he was graduated from Beijing Institute of Performing Arts. From what I heard, he has good academic performance. He likes to sing and become top ten in Super Boy competition in 2013. I really like his voice. Not the best but I really like it. Here is one of his song that I really like. 


There's another song that I really like but unfortunately I cannot find it again on youtube. I will post it when I find it. It was really sad but not mellow. I really like the melody. 

I know about him from Xuan Yuan Sword Han Cloud. I really like his character and acting there. I can see that he really works hard. Not to mention about his accident because performing dangerous stunt himself. There's rumor that he is gay but personally I don't care whether it is true or not. I mean even if he is gay. And still more bad rumors but I will still keep supporting him. To be honest, I am scared for him. China entertainment industry is very notorious for black campaign and the so called "keyboard warriors" to hurt rival from other companies. Many actress already become the victims of it. Hope his company can protect him. 

Anyway, cannot wait to watch his next TV series. Wish him successful in his career both as actors and singers.  

Best Regards, 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

TV series : Xuan Yuan Sword Han Cloud

Dear All, 

It's been a very long time since I last review my favorite TV series. Now I want to review another great one. I really like this show. It was called Xuan Yuan Sword Han Cloud. Yes, it was China period TV series, more likely fantasy period series. It was adapted from popular game. This is the sequel from Xuan Yuan Sword Rift of the Sky. But personally I like this one much better because the story is mature and sad. Now what's special about this TV series ? Let's get to it. 

Xuan Yuan Sword Han Clouds tell story about Xuan Yuan Sword. Basically, the famous divine sword used by Xuan Yuan Emperor to seal Demon lord, have been shattered into 2 parts and become human. They are Fen Yang from Fei Yu (Yao Han) and Muyun from Tanque (Xiao Yue). The only way for the sword to become one again is for both of them to kill each other. Tragically, both of them are siblings that have been separated since childhood. Their journey in this story is full of pain and suffering. There are many people die in this story. But fortunately, at the end, they can overcome their differences and bring peace to the world. 

I really like the characters. I mean all characters really served their purpose. And the actors really play it very well. One character I like the most is Muyun, played by Alan Yu Menglong. I think he is the most sympathetic character in this story. His life is tragic and you can feel his pain and feelings. Besides, the actors have an accident when filming. From what I heard there's accident involving flying scene and as the result, he has 5 fractured bones. And only after 1 week that he already back to work. What dedication. I really respect that. 

About the song, I don't quite like the opening. It's not bad but not great either. It was unfortunate. But I really like ending song. Quite sad. One thing I like about the production team is they let their actors song the sound track. I really respect that whether I like it or not. 

Even though I really like it, there's certain aspect that can be improved. It was the animation. Seeing that this is adapted from game, I can say that standard is quite good but of course below high budget TV series. Still, I take what I can get. I am glad they make this series. I really like it. Hope someday they can make another great story like this. 

Rating : 9.5 of 10 stars