update: dramafocus; Table of Glory 乒乓圆; 5 movie reviews

greetings to all my readers!!

it’s been a while since i’ve blogged; really sorry about not updating!

i’ve been busy with the preparations for the official opening of my new site “Drama Focus ~i’m the girl who reviews~” (http://dramafocus.com)
the site is actually done already, so i hope all of you can visit, read, comment there, and PLEASE SUPPORT ME BY CLICKING THE ADS!!! :)
it’ll be great if you could click everytime you visit and exit!! :) thanks, that will be greatly appreciated!

please also join the forum (http://dramafocus.com/forum)

Drama Focus ~i’m the girl who reviews~” (http://dramafocus.com) was set up on 14 March 2009.
However, i’ll set the official launch date on 14 April 2009. this day will also mark the end of my 2 year and 5 month wordpress journey, and will signify the start of my blogging journey using a .com url!

thank you, my dear readers, for the continuous support you’ve given me over these past 2 years. i hope i’ll continue to have your support and encouragement over at the new site :)
let’s make the new site and forum a success!!

best wishes,



currently airing at 9pm on Ch 8 on weeknights is “Housewive’s Holiday 煮妇的假期“. i only watched the 1st episode, and didn’t feel that it was worth spending time to watch. it was quite funny, but i’d expect more of the same antics and ranting, raving and similar situations which appear in any other drama. i’m so sorry to announce that i won’t be reviewing this series.


what i’m really looking forward to is the debut of “Table of Glory 乒乓圆” on Wednesday, 1st April 2009, at 9pm on Channel 8.

this drama stars: “new ah-ge” Dai Yangtian, Joshua Ang, Teresa Tseng, Kym Ng, Guo Liang, Kola Zhou (from Star Search 2007), Koh Yah Hwee, Constance Song, Zheng Geping, Rayson Tan, Zhang Wenxiang… (i haven’t found a full cast list yet!)

i got this synopsis from the Mediacorp forum–

After the untimely death of his mother, Ah Woo (Joshua Ang) became withdrawn and spends most of his time paddling a table tennis ball against the wall. His best and only friend, Mai Xiao Fen (Teresa Tseng) is a national table tennis player coached personally by her mother Mai Tian Tian (Kym Ng). However Xiao Fen is dogged by the stigma of always winning fourth place in all competitions, which affected her confidence.

Xiao Fen’s team mate Zhang Zi Yi (Kola Zhou Ying) takes a liking to Ah Woo and encourages him to play professionally. While everyone else has their doubts, Ah Woo is talent scouted by Lin Da Di (Zhang Wenxiang), a prominent player in the field but with a set of unorthodox training method. When Ah Woo started winning competitions, everyone took notice. His success caught the attention of He Jia Jun (Dai Yang Tian), the best male player in the national team, but how will Ah Woo measure against the best? Will he fulfill his dreams to become a world-class player?

Cast: Dai Yangtian, Joshua Ang, Teresa Tseng, Kym Ng, Guo Liang, Kola Zhou, Zheng Geping, Rayson Tan, Zhang Wenxiang…

this drama looks really exciting! even though a sports-themed drama like 2004’s “The Champion” and 2008’s “Beach.Ball.Babes”, this drama has so much more publicity than its predecessors, with trailers starting in February!
it’s Joshua Ang’s 1st official drama role (his role in “Crimebusters x2” was only a cameo)! it’s also Dai Yangtian’s 3rd role, and this will be his 1st main role. wow, he progressed from unknown newbie to “new ah-ge” in only a year! i’m still amazed.

i typed “乒乓圆” into youtube, and it came up with a slew of trailers and interviews. if you’re interested, CLICK HERE!

more behind-the-scenes pictures and info from Paul Chan:
feature on DYT and Joshua Ang
feature on Kola Zhou

photo gallery from Joshua Ang’s blog

– feature with links to interviews HERE (courtesy of mysteryblogger)




since i’ve not been watching the 9pm drama, or the 7pm ATV drama, or the 7pm Korean drama, i’ve got nothing much to review.

of course i could do all my overdue reviews (The Little Nyonya and Love Blossoms), or review all the TVB dramas which i’m supposed to and which are super overdue too.
(by the way, i’m trying to integrate my ~i’m the girl who reviews: TVB~ site into dramafocus too, but that will take a bit longer. there are some complications!)

but in light of my pending official launch date, i’ve decided to do something special. unfortunately for die-hard drama fans, it’s got nothing to do with the TV-dramas we all love. instead, i’ll review 5 movies i’ve seen in the cinemas recently :) hope you’ll enjoy my reviews. i don’t think i’ve done movie reviews before!

  1. Marley and Me (3.0/5.0)
  2. Dragonball: Evolution (4.0/5.0)
  3. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li (1.5/5.0)
  4. Race to Witch Mountain (3.5/5.0)
  5. Hotel for Dogs (4.0/5.0)

these reviews will all be in situated in the new site dramafocus.com.


  1. i.love.DYT

    hi..could you pls include Dai Yang Tian’s Fanclub site under your links? tks!^^

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