Monthly Archives: November 2007

And the winner is…

I feel like this result was a foregone conclusion, but I’m going to announce it formally: Qingfeng wins the kissing contest. By a landslide. (I feel like there must be some way to say that in Chinese and/or English slang, … Continue reading

Posted in Fish Leong, Leehom Wang, Mayday, Sodagreen | 8 Comments

So much for Macau

Okay, there really isn’t a lot of Mayday news right now, and I’ve been a bit snowed under so I haven’t been out browsing what’s going on with the non-Mayday set. But two little points. First, there were reports that … Continue reading

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The Unified Theory of Ashin’s Pants

I’m home for Thanksgiving, and as The Fam was gathered around the kitchen table this morning eating breakfast and drinking coffee, we discussed these new pictures of last night’s latest Random Awards Ceremony (more on that in a minute). This … Continue reading

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The Odd Couple

At first glance, this looks like a pretty random pairing: Let’s see, we have a 30-something Chinese American musician, Leehom Wang, and a 50-something Taiwanese politician, Ma Ying-jeou. (Ma Ying-jeou is a former mayor of Taipei. He is, I believe, … Continue reading

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Ashin: Fahrenheit or Mayday. Choose.

[Aaah, I have *no* time for this today, but I laughed out loud when I saw the headline of Ashin’s latest blog entry this morning, and it being Monday, I thought others could use the laugh as well. This is … Continue reading

Posted in Mandopop, Mayday | 7 Comments

Fact and Fantasy in Mandopop Sales Figures

Okay, this story has gotten enough media attention that it’s worth mentioning (and it finally hit upon a Mayday connection earlier this week), but it’s a bit complicated so bear with me for a minute here. With his own album … Continue reading

Posted in Leehom Wang, Mandopop, Mayday | 5 Comments

Qingfeng could teach Ashin a thing or two

Sodagreen has been around for a few years now, and they’ve been getting more and more famous lately, so it should not be at all surprising to see that there are a bunch of stories out speculating on whether lead … Continue reading

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Ashin Denim Suspenders Watch: Day 80

I would just like to point out that when I first noticed them, they didn’t bother me so much. It is only their constant reappearance that has driven me to distraction. Today Mayday made an appearance in Tianjin to announce … Continue reading

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The unparalleled beauty of sodagreen

The title track off their new album, Unparalleled Beauty (at least, that’s what I’m calling it for now; I’m still not sure what the official English title is, and historically Qingfeng has given official English titles, so we’ll wait and … Continue reading

Posted in Sodagreen | 7 Comments


There’s some sort of music awards ceremony in Fuzhou, Fujian Province tonight that Mayday is attending (along with about half of the mandopop industry). Here’s a picture from the red carpet: Uh oh. You don’t think Masa has run off … Continue reading

Posted in Fish Leong, Mandopop and the Olympics, Mayday, Victor Wong | 3 Comments