While I (and probably most of the Chinese diaspora my generation) grew up watching TVB dramas, I have drifted away from them after discovering c-dramas as they have become very run-of-the-mill with type-casted actors/actresses. The last one I watched was A Fist Within Four Walls (2016) with Ruco Chan who I think is one of the better actors left in TVB’s stable.
Esquire China‘s 14th ‘Man At His Best’ Awards (MAHB) is an star-studded award ceremony that was held in Beijing on November 22nd 2017. Although it mostly awards males, there were also females who won as well 🙂
Tribes and Empire: Storm of Prophecy aired November 21st. Starring Huang Xuan, Shawn Dou, Zhou Yiwei, Janice Man, and Xu Lu, this is a story of power struggle and prophecy (as the name suggests) between tribes. This is one of the dramas that I most look forward to! Super excited to catch the first few episodes. =D I’m gonna try to do a recap for this drama but…. (Fingers cross) 80 episodes scared me. It’s been awhile since I try watching a drama that long.
Alibaba’s Singles Days or Double 11 Sales is China is biggest shopping holiday. I would like to compare it to our Black Friday or Amazon Prime Day but the sales here are almost 10x that! We’re talking about $25. billion dollars in sales compared to ~2.2 billion dollars for Prime day! Shopping aside, the performance for this day is also a huge attraction! This year we’re seeing huge celebrities like Kris Wu, Liu Tao as well as international stars like Pharrel Williams and Jessie J in the performances!