Why I Want to See The Mermaid

Stephen Chow’s most recent fantasy scifi movie The Mermaid “美人鱼” becomes the highest grossing Chinese film of all time (3.4B yuan), using advanced computer graphics technology to bring to life the story of  a playboy businessman (Deng Chao) who falls in love with a mermaid (Lin Yun) who was sent to assassinate him. Judging from the film’s trailer […]

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Princess Jie You: Ep. 13

This episode really pisses me off, specifically, Jie You’s bodyguard Huai Tian Xia. He’s crossing the line of the role as bodyguard again by blocking Weng Gui from seeing Jie You in the palace. I officially hate him. He is acting more like a protective father or brother when all he really is, is a […]

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Napa Cabbage and Radish Kimchi

Today’s post is not a Chinese recipe but  I was craving for kimchi, a traditional and popular Korean pickled delicacy often served as side dish or as a main ingredient for soups and other dishes. It’s simple  and easy yet very tasty. This recipe is inspired by the delicious kimchi I had at Momofuku Ssam and Maanghi‘s technique by […]

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Princess Jie You: Ep. 11 and 12

Episode 11 and 12 further reveals the political landscape of Wu Sun, letting us see who is standing behind the Han-Wu Sun alliance and who is favoring the XiongNu-alliance.  Chang Shan Hou Hou befriends (and sucks up) to Hu Gu, the “beauty” from Xiong Nu who’s also bethroted to Kunmi,  while Weng Gui’s father urges […]

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Princess Jie You: Ep. 9 and 10

These episodes marked the new chapter in Jie You’s life where she has accepted that it’s impossible, despite their own wills, to have a future with Weng Gui.  She’s witness with her own eyes how innocent people like the villagers that Weng Gui cared about can die as a result of their actions. It’s heartbreaking […]

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Princess Jie You: Ep. 7 and 8

Bittersweet is the most appropriate word to describe episode 7 and 8 as Jie You and Weng Gui finally met and their real identity’s revealed. The shock from both were apparent as neither had any clue they’d be caught in such an awkward and challenging situation that prevents them from furthering their romantic relationship. The […]

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Princess Jie You: Ep. 5 and 6

There are two words that describe how I felt watching these two episodes – frustration and dread. Watching episode 5 and 6 left me dreading what’s going to happen next to Weng Gui and Jie You. They separated thinking they’d be back together after just a few days. But the situation has snowballed into something […]

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Princess Jie You: Ep. 3 and 4

I’m in love with these two characters! Like I mentioned in the first two episodes’ review, Jie You and Weng Gui are so natural and very believably made for each other. They argue nonstop when together and that’s when sparks fly between them and it’s hard for others to not notice. In episode three and four,  Jie You’s birth story is […]

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Princess Jie You: Ep. 1 and 2

I love these first two episodes of Princess Jie You. For starters, I got a chunk full of laughs several times in each episode. Second, there is a good amount of kick butt fight scenes that should be expected in a Chinese historical drama. Princess Jie You is a story about the political tensions  among  Han, Wu […]

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