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They Kiss Again cast went to Japan; 3000 fans healed from ‘Kiss Syndrome’

Posted by diopatra on July 22, 2009

Source: Mainichi Daily News
Translated by: Notla @ TKA Subbers

Actor Joe Cheng and actress Ariel Lin of the popular Taiwanese TV series “They Kissed Again”, an original Japanese comic, have arrived in Tokyo to face their fans in a “Kiss Consultation”. Getting on stage in a white robe, Joe’s intimate interaction with the 1,500 fans ‘healed’ them from the ‘Kiss Syndrome’.

“It Started with a Kiss” is the last comic that Tada Kaoru produced due to an accident that caused her death in 1999. The story is about a high school girl, Kotoko (Xiang Qin), who fell in love with an all-rounded genius, Naoki (Zhishu) but was rejected by him. By chance, Kotoko (Xiang Qin) moved in to live with Naoki’s (Zhishu) family and that’s how the story began. “They Kissed Again” is the sequel that ended the 5 year love-sick relationship and finally, Naoki (Zhishu) and Kotoko (Xiang Qin) were married. Together with their friends, they grow and learn. It’s this type of love story. In Japan, it’s being broadcasted on local TV and the DVDs are also being sold.

Danson, who plays ‘Gan Gan’ in the series, also attended the 2 functions. A total of 3,000 fans were present. During the function, Joe Cheng who plays Naoki (Zhishu) smiled and said in Japanese, “They Kissed Again is very interesting, you must watch it.” Since arriving in Japan, he hasn’t had time to go shopping in Shibuya and looking disappointedly, he said “What a pity” in Japanese. Ariel Lin who plays Kotoko (Xiang Qin) then said “The malls in Japan are having sales but no time to visit…” and Joe said again “What a pity”. Apart from that, Danson also mentioned that “Initially, I planned to go for a delicious food adventure and as expected, no time”. As soon as this was said, all 3 of them said “What a pity!”. The reporters who were there all laughed.

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Ariel Lin’s CD holds a hidden surprise, Joe Cheng scrambles to buy it

Posted by diopatra on July 8, 2009

Source Liberty Times
Translated by Elvenstar @

For the release of Ariel Lin’s solo album, Liu Yue openly ordered 100 copies, Figaro showing his support ordered 50 copies and her “on screen lover” Joe Cheng has also expressed his support!

Personally packaging CD randomly sending out happiness

Ariel Lin’s album “meeting happiness” will be released on the 10th, yesterday she headed to the CD packaging factory to personally write out 10 small cards, randomly putting them into the CD’s to give her lucky fans a surprise, she said “these cards were collected one after the other, and I spent a whole afternoon on them, in every card the written content is different, I hope the fan that buys it will get a surprise and the feeling of happiness,”

The first time seeing her own completed album, Ariel was ecstatic, it was written all over her face, she couldn’t resist and begged the staff to allow her to bring a copy of the album back home early as a commemoration.

Liu Yue and Figaro disregards everything buying 150 copies

For her album, her best friends spare no efforts, her and Liu Yue in “my secret garden” had acted as sisters, Liu Yue openly ordered 100 albums, and also within the same management company Figaro was also willing to buy 50 albums to give to family and friends. While Joe Cheng also supported his “on screen lover” Ariel, how much albums he bought remains a secret but it must be enough to satisfy his good friend.

As to releasing the album, up on stage she will try to do numerous promotions but off stage is the opposite, Ariel Lin expressed she was really embarrassed phoning up her family and friends to tell them she would be releasing a CD, “the pressure is really big, so embarrassing!”

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Joe Cheng picking actors in Guangzhou; reveals that he has a ‘secret mission’

Posted by diopatra on June 30, 2009

Source: Sina
Translated by: Kassy @

Taiwan’s popular idol Zheng Yuan Chang appeared in Guangzhou to attend the “GIFTOUR —- Creative Competition Fan Meeting in Guangzhou”. Zheng Yuan Chang turned himself into GIFTOUR team leader and picked out 30 team members, together they will complete the short clip of his first internet reality show. During the event, he gets a taste of being a ‘director’, currently busy with stage play performances and doesn’t have any filming jobs has reveals that he will be having a ‘secret mission’ soon.

Once recorded a creative horror story
Attending the event held by the creative brand, Zheng Yuan Chang can’t help but revealed some of his creative ideas in his daily life, for example during special events or anniversaries he will create special drinks or delicacies, when talking about creative presents, Zheng Yuan Chang reveals that when he was small he and his older sister will record a story together for their parents, introducing his own life, sometimes he will make sounds effect, telling ghost story and using his mother’s high heels to make walking sounds. Among the presents given by his fans, Zheng Yuan Chang said that the self made cards made by the fans are the most unique, making a mini size of himself with a cardboard and recording his journey in the entertainment industry, very thoughtful.

About Japanese fans giving him a star, Zheng Yuan Chang gives recognition for their ideas and also curious to know the price that they have paid for the star. You can’t measure creativity with money, it’s the heart and thoughts that are most important. When asked what kind of creative present he will give to the girl that he likes, Zheng Yuan Chang reveals that he will pick something that is very useful, like fridge, home appliances etc but he will wrap them up in a very creative way.

Will be having a cross domain [secret mission]
When talking about his next job, Zheng Yuan Chang introduces his stage play [Design for Living] that he is going to have in Hong Kong this coming July, as for movies and tv series, he can only have more general plans at the end of the year. But Zheng Yuan Chang also excitedly said that at this moment he has a cross domain [secret] mission, it is something that he has never experience before for the past 5 years in his career, it allows him to enhance his senses more fully, as for what kind of job it is, Zheng Yuan Chang asked us to anticipate for it.

As for why he still hasn’t has any new filming productions, other than busy with stage play tour performances, rumor has it that Zheng Yuan Chang is also very picky with the script. With this, Zheng Yuan Chang said that actually his demand for the script is very simple, as long as the story is touching then he will take it, choosing a script is like getting a girlfriend, depends on fate, once both sides are match, it will receive the blessing and well-loved by everyone.

Once think of Ariel Lin as a killer mechanical doll
Been filming so many idol series, when asked which one will the his signature character, Zheng Yuan Chang thinks that every character is his signature character, and probably the fans will have their own too but if he really has to pick one, he will more favor on his first tv series [The Rose], the feeling is like first love, very refreshing.

Rose to fame while working with Lin Yi Chen in [It Started With A Kiss] series, when talking about having future collaboration with Lin Yi Chen, Zheng Yuan Chang said that Yi Chen is a very very important working partner for him, and believe that in the future they still have a lot of opportunities to work together. And not necessary just be acting, maybe some time in the future, both of them will get to work together under a wider working field. Actually during their normal conversation Zheng Yuan Chang has once imagine Lin Yi Chen as a totally different character, for example being a very cute mechanical doll but it’s actually a cold-blooded killer. As for his own imagination character, Zheng Yuan Chang reveals that he would often imagine unrealistic characters, for example able to fly or having special powers like telepathic etc.

During the night he had attended a competition in Guangzhou, the organizer has especially arranged the fans to sing birthday song to Zheng Yuan Chang, he was especially touched by it. After [GIFTOUR — Creative Competition] in Guangzhou the same events in Shanghai, Chengdu, Shenyang and Beijing are going to start soon. The team mates of these 5 cities will be competing against each other, getting 30 team mates from the 1500 GIFTOUR contestants of each city. Then the 30 team mates will have to create a creative and fun clip within a week, in the clip, the team mates has to show a nice interaction and interest with the creative products by GIFTOUR, then the clips will be uploaded to the event website organized by GIFTOUR. After going through 2 weeks of reviewing and voting by the professionals and netizens, they will then pick out the top 5 to go for the final round [GIFTOUR Team]. In this round the fashion icon celebrities like Zheng Yuan Chang, KIMI Qiao Ren Liang, Wang Yue Xin, Ma Tian Yu, Zhang Jie will be included for the filming of this event, they will be leading their [GIFTOUR Team] to challenge the last mysterious mission.

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Joe Cheng has a superstar mum; a fan and looks after the home

Posted by diopatra on June 26, 2009

Source UDN
Translated by Elvenstar @

Being a superstar mum is hard, for Sylvia Chang’s stage play [Design for living], the last half-year Joe Cheng (Xiao Zong) has been in China touring, the time spent at home was never been longer than a month. Mother Cheng 54 years old to show support for her son’s journey, she secretly joined Joe Cheng’s fan club group on the internet, even paying the joining fee. She also left encouraging messages on the website to tell his son to Jia You.

While he was far away in a strange land, when Joe saw it, very emotionally he said ” I really feel regretful, almost wanting to cry, after becoming an artist it’s been a few years since I’ve spent new years at home”.

Although his parents have split, Joe lives with his mum but still has a good relationship with his dad, his parents are his most loyal fans. After the performance of the stage play in Taipei, mother Cheng used the computer to type a “feedback” to her son as a gift, reviewing herself as being a mother raising her son, could it be that through the process she has lost her desires.

Receiving this “gift”, Joe said ” my mum is really great, normally when she calls me on the phone she will be like a normal mother warning me about this and that, but she will join the members club, or write feedback and with a lot of effort absorbing into my work to show her support.”

Taking advantage of the free time from the stage play, Joe shoot this newspapers [star’s taste] feature, from head to toe wearing LANVIN mens clothes and stylish accessories, within the many styles that PIAGET prepared for him, with one look he fell in love with a PIAGET Polo series inset with 884 pieces of diamonds, shining with colorful radiance a chronograph watch. The reporters laughed at the fact that he actually loves high-class diamond watches, he seriously said “whatever you wear and whatever you put on the most important is to look at the venue, diamonds really do suit artists”

But after hearing that the watch had cost $3.21 Million NT, Joe shocked said “Oh god, that compared to the redecoration of my new house is even more expensive.” Never of bought diamonds before, he has started the mission to look for a 1 carat diamond, who does he plan to give it to? Joe said, he loves things that are useful for example this times shoot the LANVIN paper thin trench-coat, his mum is his “forever long-lasting” diamond, but girls loves diamonds, he laughed saying ” If I gave one to my mum, she would be really happy.”

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Joe Cheng’s Name to Become a Star Sign

Posted by diopatra on June 18, 2009

Source: China Times
Translation by Syyang @

Xiao Zong Joe Cheng is celebrating his 27th birthday on 19 June and he celebrated his birthday in advance with 500 over fans (from different parts of the world) in Okinawa, Japan last week. Amongst them, the Japanese fans expended the most effort to enquire and purchased a star from the Astronomical Society of Australia (based on literal translation) in order to name it after their idol. The star named as [JOSEPH CHENG], can be seen clearly even by the naked eye on 19 June. Xiao Zong was holding onto the star’s certification and said, “I will treat this as my family heirloom and passed it on to my descendants.”

During the 2day-1night international fans birthday celebration, Xiao Zong enjoyed privileges like that of Hollywood stars and even got to be ferried on a speedboat towards the pier to wave to his fans. During the well-wishes VCR segment, his good friend ELLA teased him, “I think you were thinking of seeing pretty babes clad in bikinis instead!”

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