It's official! Perfect Hong Kong couple Gigi Leung (
The model ex-couple even broke up in a graceful way, stressing that the break-up didn't involve a third party nor hard feelings between them. Some gossip insiders believe distance was the reason for the split, as Leung often travels abroad for work and Cheng spends most of the time playing computer games at home. Others think Cheng's contin-uing close relationship with his previous girlfriend, sexy star Maggie Siu (
Either way, the prince-and-princess-living-happily-ever-after fairly tale has once again, proved unattainable in real life.
After a failed attempt to woo Patty Hou (
When asked to comment on the story, Jay Chou (
According to the Liberty Times, Lau Wai-keung (
Chou exposed his shy side to Jet Li (
At the press conference held to announce the movie's theme song, Li said he was a bit worried to learn that Chou was responsible for the tune, as "his beats are even faster than my kicks."
Li did however express his pleasure at the outcome.
Li also spoke favorably of Chou's directorial talent and asked the Mando-pop king not to forget to cast him in his films when he becomes a director one day.
And his majesty's response? Nervous and almost speechless on meeting with his life-long idol Li, Chou said he would not dare to direct the action hero.
Winning the first place on the Mando-pop bill board in the first month of this year, Wang Lee-hom's (王力宏) new album Unparalleled Hero (蓋世英雄) has already sold 1 million copies across Asia. The key to his success? Apart from his pretty face, Wang creatively combines Chinese traditional music with hip hop beats to create a new fusion style called "chinked-out" music.
As one of Pop Stop's showbiz informers pointed out, "chink" was and is a racial slur referring to Chinese people. By turning the negative connotation upside-down, Wang said the term would be given a new meaning in relation to a musical style that is international and Chinese at the same time.
Judging from the success of Wang's new sound, the word "chink" will soon become a moniker of cool like "taike" has.
The second expedition of Commodore Matthew Perry of the US to Japan in 1854 sent ships to Formosa on the way back to the US to assess Keelung’s potential as a coaling station. Far-sighted, Perry recommended that the US establish a presence on Formosa, as Taiwan was then known. His suggestion went unheeded, but others were watching, few more closely than Prussia. The Prussians had wanted to follow up the Americans with an expedition of their own. In 1858, when William I became regent, the idea of entering the colonial race in the Far East began to take shape in the
June 27 to July 3 “The Sacred Tree (神木) is on fire!” Tseng Tian-lai (曾添來) didn’t believe it at first as it was pouring rain, but he sensed the urgency in the caller’s voice. The Alishan Forest Railway station master stepped out and saw smoke billowing from the direction of the beloved 3,000-year-old red cypress. The tree was struck by lightning in the afternoon of June 7, 1956, and a fierce blaze raged inside the eroded trunk, requiring nearly 200 people 20 hours to put it out. The authorities were especially nervous, according to a 1997 Liberty Times
In the space of a few decades, Taiwan has changed from a place where characterful old buildings were thoughtlessly bulldozed to make space for wider roads or bigger homes, to a society much more likely to cherish physical reminders of the past. The authorities have poured money into restoration and renovation work. According to a Nov. 10, 2020 post on Tainan City Government’s Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage Web site, in the first nine months of 2020, the Ministry of Culture’s (MOC) Bureau of Cultural Heritage approved 13 such projects in the southern city, setting a total budget of NT$281.6 million.
Born in Aldershot in 1959, Russell Foster is a professor of circadian neuroscience at Oxford and the director of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology. For his discovery of non-rod, non-cone ocular photoreceptors he received numerous awards including the Zoological Society scientific medal. His latest book — the first he has written without a co-author — is Life Time: The New Science of the Body Clock, and How It Can Revolutionize Your Sleep and Health. The Guardian: What is circadian neuroscience? Russell Foster: It’s the fundamental understanding of how our biology ticks on a 24-hour basis. But also it’s bigger than that —