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June 29, 2021

Call It What You Want 2 จะรักก็รักเหอะ2 (Thai Series OST)

OK, I must admit I gave up on watching season 1 of Call It What You Want 戀愛無名氏 after 3 episodes due to the plot being told so slowly it sent me to sleep, LOL… I know they have good intention of showing us what happens behind the scenes of the BL industry, but like many BL shows, the plots are usually simple yet they told it in such a way that it drags along without anything much happening for most of the time, just a lot of fan-service scenes. So you might be asking, why am I bothering with the upcoming Season 2 now? Well, it is because of the OST!

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June 27, 2021

House of the Dark Shadows / Always เรือนร่มงิ้ว 孽宅 (Thai Series OST)

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Hmm, this is a conundrum, not sure how to translate the name of this Thai drama… Anyway, the drama is เรือนร่มงิ้ว and basically everyone online just called it Reuan Rom Ngiw in English, which doesn’t make any sense for us international viewers. In Chinese the title has been translated as either 孽宅, meaning Evil House, or 同舟共基, meaning Gay Together in the Same Boat, LOL… Who thought up this translation! After some searches, I think the drama is based on a novel written by ภาคินัย, and the novel has an English name, Always, so I am using this as the English title of this drama here. If I got it totally wrong, please let me know!

Update July 3, 2021: Came across this news article in English which gave the English title for Reuan Rom Ngiw as House of the Dark Shadows, so I will add this name to the title.

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June 26, 2021

Plat du Tour 2 (2021)

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Season 2 of Plat du Tour starts tonight, June 26, 2021 on SBS.

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June 25, 2021

Golden Blood รักมันมหาศาล (Thai Series OST)

Golden Blood is a new BL series from Thailand that premiered on June 23, 2021. This is a bodyguard/gangsters story which thankfully is moving away from the omnipresent Thai BL series set inside universities. The proper OST is not available yet, but they have released 2 songs sung by the two lead actors.

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June 24, 2021

Hometown’s Embrace อ้อมกอดบ้านเกิด (Thai Series OST)

Stumbled onto this new 8-episode BL series from Thailand called Hometown’s Embrace. I have not heard of this series until it popped up as a YouTube recommendation. It looks like it is a web series, as I have not seen or heard any promotion for it? Episode 1 is now available to watch on YouTube, and it looks interesting with the story set in the countryside of Isan, northeast Thailand. Thus the setting has that same feeling of the rural areas of Thailand in 1000 Stars which is refreshing from all the university BL settings. I also like the theme song, so here it is…

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June 21, 2021

Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield 11 (2021)

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Season 11 of Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield starts June 21, 2021 at 4pm on Channel 10.

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June 20, 2021

Random Ramblings on BL Novels – Jiang Chao Ge and the Spirit Weapon 魂兵之戈

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Jiang Chao Ge and the Spirit Weapon 魂兵之戈 is a fantasy, action adventure genre BL novel written in 2014 by Shui Qian Cheng 水千丞, who also wrote the 188 series of BL novels. It is also the third novel in this genre from this author I’ve read after Dragon Blood 龍血 (also called Foster Father 養父) written in 2012, and The Return of Cambrian Period 寒武再臨 written in 2013.

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June 19, 2021

【廚娘香Q秀】Steamed Meat Buns 鮮肉包

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Just saw this video yesterday about the Chinese Steamed Bao 包 or Baozi 包子 (also spelt as Pau in Malaysia or Singapore) and it has quite a detailed explanation of how to wrap the buns into goldfish-mouth 金魚嘴 shape. This style of wrapping the dough is used for raw meat filling as the little opening (the goldfish mouth) on top of the bun allows the steam to penetrate the inside of the bun to ensure proper cooking of the filling. Keeping the video here for future references.

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June 12, 2021

Pass By 擦肩而過 – Sam Lee 李聖傑

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Recently Zhejiang Satellite TV 浙江衛視 has been showing old music clips of songs from their 2016 variety singing show Sound of My Dream 夢想的聲音 on their YouTube channel. As a result, a song performed by Sam Lee on the show became one of the most viewed music clips the last couple of weeks on their music channel. Hmm, and then I realized I haven’t listened to his songs for a number of years, and dug out one of his hits from 2008 to listen to again. Interestingly I have not seen a lot of the Mandopop music videos pre-2010, or until music companies started to upload old MVs onto YouTube, so it is also the first time I have watched the MV for this song! So here it is…

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June 11, 2021

Light of Sanctuary 裹著心的光 – JJ Lin 林俊傑

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This is a new MV from JJ, a song to commemorate the end of his two-year, 43-city Sanctuary World Tour concerts which will culminate on July 10, 2021 with an online finale. The Chinese title of the song translated as the Light that Wraps around the Heart. The song is very heart warming, while at the same time bringing with it a melancholy feel, and after first listen, in my mind it very much felt like a graduation song, LOL…

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