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Ariel Lin endorsing well known beverage, specially sang the theme song and also attempted writing the lyrics

Posted by diopatra on May 15, 2009

Source: LibertyTimes
Translator: Kathykel @ TKA Subbers

Celebrity Ariel Lin has previously been the spokesperson for the well known beverage’s Heisong and because of her fresh image, she naturally gets the approval of the company and was recently assigned a second time to endorse Heisong’s beverage. To capture the best real side of Ariel, Heisong specifically spent ten millions for the advertising budget. It allows the filming crew to proceed to Hualian and capture Ariel who is wandering about in the green pasture, the most natural and sweet side of her.

During the filming process, it not only used a fresh and natural background to lay emphasis on Ariel, the company also especially allows Ariel to sing the song in the commercial, the lyrics of which were written by her. As Ariel is often involved in commercial shoots but had no experience in singing songs with her own lyrics, she seemed to have some difficulty adjusting (to that situation). Ariel expressed that [When the video’s images and voices belong to you, you get this feeling that you are scrutinized with a magnifying glass and forced to a corner! However, I personally like my current job very much. Although the feeling is strange, I am still learning to adjust to it.]

Since the commercial’s song this time is written and sang by her, Ariel is exceptionally more involved in her commercial’s role. In this commercial, it shows the feeling of being lost in the faint touch of happiness and desire. When asked whether she felt ‘in love’ during the commercial shoot, Ariel Lin smiled and said [(I’m) Open mind(ed) on embracing love but I’m not in a hurry to settle down; let’s talk about it after being friends first! As what the lyrics describes: Just like the clear bright sunlight in my heart, the warm strength; let happiness starts soaring! ]

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Ariel Lin: Organized and strong-minded person, with realistic dreams to fulfill; Exclusive interview with Idol Drama’s little princess

Posted by diopatra on May 14, 2009

Source: Flower, Beauty Pioneer [2009-05-11]
Translated by: Kathykel @ TKA Subbers

“I often pictured that 40, 50 years later, I will be staying at a garden’s residence in Nankang, walking barefooted on the sand in places I go, spending my life rearing dog, planting and cooking…” When talking about her dream, the excitement in her emotions and her swift talking was felt by the editor sitting opposite her; and that is definitely not a fairytale but a well planned practical dream. Ariel Lin told us whenever she was released early from work; she would go for lessons on wine-tasting, French cuisines, interior designing, etiquette and courses related to life enrichment. She is looking out and consistently learning on things which are of values to her life as she is worried that she might regress if she stops.

On regards to her figure, she is working hard on researching the best diet coordination for her body as she wants to slim down in a healthy manner. Mentioned below are Ariel’s best examples of her way of living.

1.) Happy to be a morning person, waking up daily at 4.50am.
When she is not busy filming, Ariel will sleep at 10pm and wakes up at 4.50am. She uses the time in the peaceful morning listening to English broadcasting, reading scripts, books, and fans’ letters and writing diary. Immersing everyday in the moment when the sky turns from dark to bright and chuckling to herself in satisfaction of her success in [stealing comprehensive time (for herself).]

2.) 45 minutes of night exercising + hot bath, no supper.
Those who met Ariel in person will definitely say “She is injusticed by the camera’s angle.” We observed off the camera that in actual fact, she has an oval shaped face, her arms and legs belong to the result of ‘well toned because of sport activities’. When asked about it, she insisted on running for 45 minutes after dinner, followed by immersing herself in a warm bath in order to perspire before going to sleep. She is firm about not eating supper.

3.) Breakfast: Sweet potatoes + self made soyabean milk or coarse grain’s porridge + meat floss
Speaking about eating, Ariel’s sentences will never left out ‘organic’, especially breakfast in particular. She would patronize organic products’ shops to purchase soy beans and use blender to mix soybeans and water to produce soyabean milk (no added sugar!); or eating coarse grain’s porridge with meat floss as it aids in digestion and detoxifying. Born in 1982 and due to her work’s scope, Ariel is more particular on her diet’s regime than the other girls with the same age. It consists mainly of unprocessed ‘coarse’ food and she would not touch on food which is too ‘cooling’ like tangerines.

4 Cutting down on nutrients for dinner, eating raw or cooked green vegetables
Before meal, I will consume fruits to increase the feeling of being full. I eat normally for lunch and dinner consisting mainly of green vegetables and food that are of less fat. Since the nutrients between the raw and cooked vegetables will be different, eating them together will make up the different nutrients needed.

The life role she played in reality (private)
Ariel was describing that people’s first impression of her was “cold and distant”. Frankly speaking, the editor also did have the feeling of ‘coldness’ (from her) at the initial photo shoot. For some reason, the editor arranged a second phone interview and understands that she is not cold but ‘just being slow in opening up’. She is actually very obliging! Having a cute appearance with a ‘silly big sister’ personality and in particular when she gave her opinion on her ‘roles’, and situations when people is stuck in sticky situations in love or family; they contain very deep values and understanding which are of useful reference.

I am “sincere in my intention, (having) smart strategy” as a role of a girlfriend
Her ideal of a 100% perfect girlfriend and nurturing a relationship are like irrigating plants; if you gave too much in a short time span, it will die faster instead; thus, finding out your other half’s movements which shows habitual behavior and dependence towards you. [What’s your strategy?] [“I will use cooking to grab hold of him. At the initial stage of the relationship, let him have a good taste of dishes like plain porridge and side dishes. After that, I will then introduce and serve him with ‘Royal feast of complete Manchu-Han courses’. You must control the intensity level well and lengthen the time as it will help to strengthen the relationship.”] In order to grab the other half’s heart; it’s ok to have well intentioned strategies.

At home, I portrayed an initiating role, I do everything myself.
Besides having her parents separated since she was young, she also needs to help her dad in clearing debts. Being the ‘household head’ of the family, Ariel believed that since she is the initiator, she feels that for any matter, she should not wait for other people to accomplish them. She should do it herself if she want to encounter anything in her own expectation. When asked [What is the recent activity you initiated?] She said: [Inviting family members for breakfast, strengthening the family’s bond and atmosphere and also making the initiative to open up and get closer to my dad.] To renew oneself, one must start by making changes in their current situations.

Idol drama’s little princess, Ariel Lin 10 Q&A

Q. Your definition of the ‘perfect celebrity’ is?
A: It’s tough to become that!! Need to have [talent, passion, ability to response] these three qualities. Able to talk about her inner thoughts, Ariel laughed and claimed that she failed in her ability to response with the media. If she meets media with bad intentions, she tends to stone easily when getting interviewed.

Q. Favourite idol?
A: Maggie Cheung. Among the female celebrities, 98% of them would state Maggie Cheung as their idol. It is not only her fashion sense which attracted Ariel, she also yearns to progress towards her supposedly unattainable ‘balanced condition’ in regards to her life in private or work. Love, family, health, beauty… all of them balanced and attained.

Q. Favourite magazine?
A: GISELE. I read it every month. My favourite section is seeing candid street photos of the celebrities and models, hoping to cultivate my fashion’s taste.

Q. Favourite fashion icon?
A: Nicole Richie.

Q. Favourite trendy brand?
A: Alasha, Bread n Butter, Whiple.

Q. Her good friends in the entertainment industry?
A: Traveling queen Janet, Chocolate sweetheart Stella Huang.

Q. One cosmetic item which you must bring out?
A: Lash curler.

Q. Favourite restaurant?
A: PAUL (breakfast), Fan Hong Hua (Indian cuisines).

Q. What kind of book attracts you the most when step into a bookstore?
A: Novels like ‘The kite runner’, ‘The memory keeper’s daughter’, ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Jin Yong’; I am now reading ‘The last lecture’.

Q. In this economy recession, what is that little yet significant happiness in your heart?
A: When people are feeling insecure and dejected in this economy recession, being able to eat breakfast with her family members is Ariel’s most significant and cherished happiness she has everyday.

Q. What is the praise does she want to hear the most?
A: It will be [You are gorgeous] for now but [Peerless grace and talent] in the future.

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Joe Cheng anticipating Ariel Lin in low-cut dresses

Posted by diopatra on May 9, 2009

Source: The Sun
Translated by: Kassy @ asianfanatics.net

Previously Zheng Yuan Chang was the guest in the opening ceremony of HUGO BOSS’s new shop outlet in Taiwan, modeling their latest collection with Ruru Lin. Zheng Yuan Chang who has always been very considerate has been praising how the suit of this brand is able to hide his weaknesses and he intends to buy some female merchandise of this brand for his mother as mother’s day present, he says: [That day I will be going to Shanghai for stage play performances so I have to celebrate in advance with my mother over a meal, other than the clothes that I’ve prepared for her, I will also pick a more high class vegetarian restaurant for our meal. She has already watched the stage play last time and it was so thoughtful of her as to write out the comment for me, very sweet.]

About his best friend Lin Yi Chen who has just signed the record company AVEX in Taiwan and is planning to release an album soon, Zheng Yuan Chang says: [I am very looking forward to what her image is going to be, whether or not she will be in low-cut dresses or maybe she will become a very sexy diva.]

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Ariel Lin arrived at her contract signing conference in a grand limousine

Posted by diopatra on May 6, 2009

Source: Libertytimes.com
Translated by: Kathykel @ TKA Subbers

Yesterday, GBA best actress Ariel Lin gloriously joined her new (music) company and was expected to release her solo album during this year’s summer vacation. When asked about the differences between acting and singing, she thought that it is more relaxing being a singer. She laughed and said: “Filming focuses more on the concept of ‘militarization’ whereby I only had 20 minutes to eat. But when I was recording, I can rest for one and a half hours just to eat.”

Since her brain surgery in February, she had lost 3 kg. She said “It’s easier to lose weight once my endocrine disorder was solved.” Yesterday, she rode in a Rolls Royce limousine to attend her contract signing conference. She had signed with AVEX for a 3 years contract with 3 albums to cut.

Actually, Ariel once took part in 6 drama original soundtracks (OST) by lending her voice and the most popular of all was ‘Lonely Northern Hemisphere’, the theme song for ‘Love Contract’. At her recent recording, her good friend Joe Cheng came to visit her and Stella Huang often encouraged her to release an album. She hoped that she can ask for advice and tips on singing’s skills from Rainie Yang if she had a chance.

Ariel Lin also mentioned that she did not sleep for 6 days 6 nights when she was filming LOCH and actually broke down when she finally saw sunrise. Transforming to a singer now, she said “I have been thoughtful and considerate to others for too long already. I want to be (my) Ariel Lin (now).”

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Ariel Lin: Never too late to compromise to yourself

Posted by diopatra on May 6, 2009

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Source: Common Health Magazine
Translated by: Felicia @ TKA Subbers

“I got a tumour in my pituitary, God treats me so well!”

It sounds like a joke, but it’s really said by Ariel when she had an interview with a magazine after her brain surgery.

At the beginning of 2009, Ariel found that she had a 2cm-big tumour in her brain through MRI. Luckily, doctor’s sentence finally became a blessing. Ariel went through the ups and downs in a couple of months and deeply felt that when God shuts a door, he opens another.

As the publisher Hao Ming Yi said in his book after he told the public he’s a Buddhist, if you got a real bad luck, it must be something good inside. In the contrary, if you got something amazing, there must be a bomb somewhere.

After the surgery, Ariel’s mother fell ill and fainted at home, then was sent to the hospital urgently and was diagnosed as second stroke in the cerebellum.

However, some time ago when Ariel won as Best Actress in the Golden Bell Award, she didn’t cry. Instead, she is very calm. She said the mission of actors is to show the audience the deeper human nature.

Ariel deserved to win the prize, no matter what is it, the Pretty Subway Girl Contest or the Golden Bell Awards.

In TKA, which helped Ariel gain the award, which is more than just an idol drama, it’s also a sequel in which it was hard to convince the critics. But the critics said Ariel showed a different level of drama, and this series will collapse without her. Privately, Ariel reached her goal and spent years of hard work to buy the first house of her life. She even invited her high school classmates to come to her new home.

However, the bomb behind the treasure had been lighted up.

Last year, Ariel was shooting the series “The Legend of The Condor Heroes” in mainland China. And she didn’t sleep for 6 days and 6 nights. While dressed very little and was shivering due to the low temperature, her tears could not help but to fall down during breaks. Ariel told the media that it’s the way her body takes it out.

Actually, her body has already objected mentally and physically. On the surface, it is caused by the tumour in pituitary, but Ariel annotated that she was beaten down by herself.

Physically, she has difficulty in losing weight for a long time and always looks as if she has baby fats. What’s worst is that her period never comes on time. And mentally, she couldn’t sleep well and always had a nightmare wherein she was often chased down or jumps down from a tall building.

She was scared when she took the surgery for the first time. She even thought that she would be dead on the surgery bed. She was counting every second when the doctors did the anaesthesia. After her surgery was done successfully, she suffered from the side effects.
Before the surgery, the doctor said that the side effect is that she might be emotional, but Ariel is going through her rebel time.

She talked and talked ceaselessly like a teenager. She spoke out the fear and rage for the past 7 years. She said she was dominated too much by others. She said she was a suck kind-hearted person. She could not stop talking for 6 days and 6 nights, even her mom begged her not to talk anymore which resulted to inflammation of her throat.

Be relax, treat herself good

She took this opportunity to untie the ropes around her.

The first rope is the relationship with her mother.

When she was a teenager, she’d never been to Ximending or in a KTV, and never rode on a motorcycle. Her classmates said that her dream is to study in the Journalism Department, that’s why she was reading newspaper all the time.

Although her mom used to take her brother and her to the ZhongZheng Memorial, she hasn’t played nor did the crazy things like other young girls. It seems that she had never been young. She told her mom that she treated her too strict.

On one hand, Ariel complained that her mom is too strict, on the other hand, she also understands her mom.

When she was in high school she finally knew that her father, whom she was told was doing business outside, had actually divorced with her mom when she was 5. Her mom raised her brother and her up by poor salary and credit card loan.

At that time, her mom had a stroke for the first time. One scenario in the ISWAK drama, Ariel crouched at the corner of the hospital and made a phone call tremblingly, and then she couldn’t help but to weep her heart out. That’s what Ariel told the media, acting is kind of stealing things from her own life.

The second rope following her mom’s strict education is the perfectionism in her personality.

Ariel used to show her bag to the media. It’s very clean and in order. Everything is placed where it should be. The furnishings in her house are in order also, so she will know at once when someone moves them a little. But the reason why Ariel makes everything clean is because she cares about how others look at her, not for convenience. She said that now she put all the little things on the desk disorderly and found it’s happy to be being imperfect.

The perfectionism also impacts her daily life. She will go to sleep at 10pm and wakes up at 4:50am to listen to English Radio to strengthen her language skill when she don’t have work. “I am very self-regulated, but I’m not happy about that”.

Ariel has good manners. She always goes back to school and visits her teachers every Teachers’ Day in the past 7 years. She also calls her good friends to greet on their birthdays, no matter where in the world she was or how late it was. That’s what her mom taught her. But nowadays Ariel would like to relax a little and try to feel from others’ perspective. “It will give others pressure when they associate with me if I keep on treating myself and others so severe”.

Never say NO is her third rope.

Although Ariel was not that serious when she got into the entertainment circle, she finally found the happiness and inspiration from acting after she performed with all her heart.

However, she felt something is wrong later on. Because she used to act too devoted to forget the time, but “one day I started to wait for getting off to work early”. She got lost at that time. She could not feel the happiness even if she worked so hard to perform her role.

She became a superwoman who breaks the record time after time. At the beginning, she could work 2 days long, and then 6 days, and then 8 days. “I was oppressed too much by others for so long” Ariel said so.

Now she realized, “I used to ask myself to get 95 points, so I felt depressed even if I got 92 points. I won’t push myself so hard in the future.” She needs moderate life.

Change her mind, change her life

Little does Ariel thinks that her voice is changed when she changed her mind.

Many of her fans know that Ariel expects so much to release her album because she liked singing from childhood and was a soprano of the Glee Club. And many music companies are also willing to help her to release an album.

She always said she was not ready though she used to sing the theme song of her idol series. But the weird thing is that she could not control her voice well in public.
She can hardly break away from the nightmare of out of tone on live. She insisted on practicing since 2004 and changed 4 or 5 teachers.

“I think I’m ready now” Her voice is smoothing unexplainable when she got relax.

So does her work.

The most disputed role she ever had is Huang Rong in The Legend of The Condor Heroes. The media of mainland China sneered that she was the chubbiest Huang Rong before the shooting to indicate that she’s not slim enough. In addition, there has been many classical Huang Rong acted by others. Ariel thought she could act well as long as she worked harder. But now she said “I could also act Huang Yao Shi, or Lao Wan Tong”.

Because the hardest role is being herself. When she understands that she could care nothing about others expectation or distaste, she could be anyone.

It’s the same for emotion. Although Ariel fell in love with the actors in the series all the time and she became the most wanted girl of the boys out of the series, she has no rumours for 7 years unexpectedly. Even if there’s rumour, no one believes it at all.

Actually she fell in love with a boy secretly with all her heart and soul in the past 4 or 5 years, so she refused many other opportunities. Now she unties the rope around her and finds that many people around her cared about her so much.

She did the difficult thing which middle-age people could not do. She made up with her father in the end.
Her father, who was in economic hard time, came back to meet her last year, and he hoped to drive her to work to earn the money for living. On their second appointment, Ariel said “I’m an actress, so I could feel that he is sincere”. So she accepted it in spite of her mom’s opposition. Tears bathed her father’s cheeks immediately.

Now her father is her driver and bodyguard. Every time at the sight of her father marking down her schedule in the notebook, Ariel reminded her father’s handwriting in her student book.

On the day of interview, Ariel even brought her father to the dentist because he couldn’t eat well because of his bad teeth. “At least let him eat his favorite Pineapple bread”. Ariel finally knew that Pineapple bread is his father’s favorite food after all these years. “I used to blame my father that he had never done anything to us. But what we did to him?”

“He is eligible as a father.” Ariel giggled that her father would teach her which kind of man she shouldn’t approach by his own experience. “You have to believe that man will change,” Ariel said firmly.

To sum up after going through all these things, Ariel expects to be the one who is willing to be herself.

Be Yourself

What’s Ariel’s expectation from others?

“I used to hope people think I’m elegant and talented” Ariel smiled again,” Now I wish they could know that I’m a real person who is willing to be myself“

It depends on how you think to balance all these restrictions in the future.

Ariel said,” I will take it easy. It’s hard to judge the right from the wrong just by the surface. I’ll take my time”

She has a deep apperception even though she’s only 26.

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