Dong Jie Before & After

A relatively low budget movie by legendary director Zhang Yimou and newcomer Dong Jie 董洁 who played a blind Cinderella sort of character. Before I begin, the scene captured in the thumbnail is just a click bait. It was taken from a censored segment in the original movie. You won’t find it in the review. Nevertheless, I think it’s a touching, heartwarming movie. Do watch the excellent review below.

You have just seen Dong Jie playing an innocent blind girl in a movie. What about Dong Jie as herself. In her 40s now, Dong Jie went through numerous ups and downs in both her career and her personal life. I don’t think we should judge her, but suffice to say that acting is an art of pretending. The character played by someone onscreen, no matter how convincing, doesn’t tell us anything about the actor in real life.

https://youtu.be/FPgQMHh8KZs


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只是太愛你 – when a star is reborn

Veteran Taiwanese singer 張克帆 is one outstanding singer who had my full attention when I first stepped into the real world after graduation. With his amazing talent, he rose to stardom very quickly, but at the height of his success, he made a few bad investments and went bankrupt in 2002, disappearing from the public eye. Admirably, just 3 years later in 2005, he made a roaring comeback as a participant in various reality shows. He has effectively cast his flamboyant past behind, maintaining a modest, self-effacing yet outstanding disposition.

The recent video embedded below shows 張克帆 ( now 49) doing an unplugged cover version of a contemporary song 只是太愛你 by Hins Cheung 张敬轩。This is what a mature, truly talented influencer looks like.

Below is my favourite song by 張克帆 .”我爱过哭过痛过笑过这一生就已足够” I still live by this ideology.

This is another one of my favourite songs by 張克帆 .

The unplugged version:


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