Since its release in Taiwan in August last year, the movie “Our Times” has caused a sensation, and continues to set box-office records. The theme song, “A Little Happiness,” sung by Hebe Tien Fu-chen, has also been a big hit. As the number of views of its music video on YouTube exceeds 100 million, it has now become the first Taiwanese song to receive more than 100 million hits online.
“A Little Happiness” was nominated for Best Original Film Song Award at the Golden Horse Awards last year, as well as Song of the Year at the Golden Melody Awards this year.
At a party celebrating the movie’s success last year, Hebe admitted the “bad boy” role Hsu Tai-yu in the movie played by lead actor Darren Wang is exactly her “type,” and said that her ex-boyfriend in high school looked just like Hsu.
The MV for “A Little Happiness” is also the first of its kind to attract over 100 million views. Korean singer Psy’s music video for “Gangnam Style” still holds the title for the world’s most viewed video, at over 2.6 billion views. (LIBERTY TIMES, TRANSLATED BY EDDY CHANG)
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Huang Ming-ying, a prosecutor from the Ministry of Justice’s Tainan City Investigation Bureau, was in the middle of investigating a case in June when he discovered that the suspect under investigation was keeping an owl as a pet. It transpired that the owl in question was a collared scops owl, which is categorized as a class-2 rare and valuable species under the Wildlife Conservation Act. Huang decided to expand the scope of the investigation. During a search in July, five radiated tortoises were also found in the suspect’s possession. According to prosecutors, the asking price for a radiated tortoise is NT$10,000,
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