Tara Lee, Fans and Their Demand

Tara Lee, Fans and Their Demand

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Today I found something ridiculous regarding my fandom world. If you wanted to know what it was, this was about crediting title in Kris Wu soon to be release movie, Mr. Six.

Well, this started when Li Yifeng’s fans demanded to change list order in the movie credit. The things went worse when Huayi took the demand; official database in IM Global changed the order list and official trailer in China Lion’s Youtube channel removed without prior noticing.

This lead International Meigeni sparked anger. Many big fan accounts question the matter to international Mr. Six distributor and of course, soon various Kris Wu’s fanbases posted receipts mostly about how Kris Wu’s fandom would affect the movie internationally.
Meigeni international’s power was no joke, I admit that but then again, it was not our job to talk or question. Sure as fans we would like to see our bias on top of the priority but please, set your mind right.

I think crediting list was producers’ job. It was behind-the-scene thing. I was aware about movie billing and such and if you use that thing to justify, then do you even know how much percentage of Kris Wu would appear in the movie, in addition he supposed to be antagonist too. Only producers and those who involved in the movie production knew the portion. Beside, was it done beforehand?

If this billing makes you hesitate to support Kris Wu’s movie just because Kris Wu would not get the share from the box office revenue then are you his real fan? Kris Wu could not always get lead cast in his every movie. How about Mermaid? Won’t you refuse to sit at the cinema? Because he is only cameo and surely premiere counted as box office, if you go to the cinema to watch, your money you spend won’t go to Kris Wu’s pocket. How does it sound? Please be rational before makes an excused.

Huayi have absolute power to change everything and they didn’t oblige to tell fans about that. Fans demand an explanation but they have right not to respond it, it’s makes sense. On top of everything, Kris Wu has professional management to take care the matter better than we do. They know what to do without us instructed them. Kris Wu is the boss, he knows everything about the movie contract, role, paychecks and whatnot. His situation right now is different with him back then. His career developed by himself, his team member chosen by himself and if they did not say anything regarding the matter, it was because why they bother to speak up if everything already settled?

I doubt if Huayi discreet about the change toward Kris Wu’s side and even if Huayi did, I’m pretty sure Kris Wu’s side would solve the matter quietly.

As Meigeni, why were you still make fuss over everything when you bias tend to keep everything low and quiet?

I do really hope that Meigeni take chill pill and just enjoy the movie without fuss. Movie production is something beyond fans can imagine, you keep on going justice for A, justice for B, but in the end of the day it only make your fandom look bad. Kris Wu teaches us how to respect everyone and everything, why did not you go after his lead?

He kept on telling us “Do not fight the hate with hate,” it was not only hate he means, but more than that.

Can we just follow him?

Think again, no matter how much we put on pressure to producers, distributors, we have no power whatsoever to change everything, the bad side will go to Kris Wu, he was the one on the bad side and worse because his fans that put him on that place.

Maybe we think, by putting on pressure then they would listen to us. Maybe yes, but what it the bad side took them, Kris Wu would be on the difficult situation. Kris Wu well known of being polite and humble newbie in the entertainment world. Everyone acknowledge it; why didn’t we follow him?

Once again, why can we trust Kris Wu studio regarding this matter? They know everything better than any of us.

Friendly reminder to everyone takes chill pill or cool shower to cool your head down.

PS: And I’m very disappointed with my fellow Meigeni.

Wu Yifan, When Fashion Icon Strikes Again

Wu Yifan, When Fashion Icon Strikes Again

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It still early in the morning when Beijing International airport filled up by number of girls with various cameras on their hand. I don’t know if they were equally surprise as international Meigeni who was at home and anticipating his airport fashion turned to be speechless.

He known among fans as airport fashion king and this very morning he proves it once again!

So today was Michael Jackson 5th death anniversary and Fanfan had to do something to tribute him which he chooses to do a cosplay!
Came out with long purple wig, he woke my sleepy eyes and I fell silence for moment before I bursted in to hard laughter. It’s likeWTF, what did you do to yourself?

He update his weibo, said he took his sister to go to the show (he will attend Paris Fashion Week, invited by Givency) and both of his Studio (Wu Yifan’s management team) and Official fanclub explained about his style today was for the late Michael Jackson.

So, I can wait for the Fashion Night because I really am anticipating about his appearance. And I don’t expect any clean cut look from him XD

He was not a prince but he was fashion icon 🙂

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Well, these are his other eye catching airpost fashion, which one is your favorite?

Photo courtesy various fansites

Wu Yifan, the Twist for the Rookie

Wu Yifan, the Twist for the Rookie

Well, hello again, it’s been while since my last post in here. All this while I don’t feel to write anything but here I am right now, ’cause twitter seems can’t handle my opinion anymore,  well so I guess I’ll start to write again.

There many things happened during this span of time and to be quite honest, I don’t know where do I have to start. So I picked up the most recent issue going on in my twitter which I have many pro and contra, well, it’s no other than my bias, Wu Yifan.

So, the recent issues were all about movie posters and Harper Bazaar photoshoot.

Why those two became issues? Trust me, I don’t know either because I don’t see much problem in there especially for Bazaar photoshoot.

Well, let’s get started with the movie poster.

Some fans upset with the poster for many reasons and here I show you several posters and official casts photoshoot they released those far

The two photos released shortly after the official announcement of Somewhere Only We Know production and the two didn’t drew any bad comments yet and fans begin to wonder what kind of story of the movie be like since in China, movie or drama production always kept under the wrap. There so little things about the storyline or anything about the movie that revealed to public.

New posters been released again and it was nothing ‘cause it still consistent with the previous two or the other promotional photo that officially released, there alwas four of the casts.

However the talk begin when the first movie clip released, in the 30 second video, there only Yifan and Likun couple and Gordon Alexander and Jinglei couple, the other two, ChangZhao and Yizha all of sudden vanished from the sight.

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Second teasers

The questions begin, from, where did Changzhao and Yizha dissapeared? And did Grdon Alexander and Jinglei couple did so much in the movie? Or, what kind the storile of this movie exactly? But many comments and opinion were over promoted of Yifan and Likun couple (I don’t like to say but I think the opinion is true).

The arguments went on as the new posters came out

The posters only consist by two couples and from here Changzhao and Yizha were definately out of sight. And so, when the official teasers came out, all the clip was all about Yifan, Likun, Jinglei and Gordon Alexander.

Even me, I was fooled by the storyline before. All this time I was thinking that the main story would revolved around Yifan, Likun, Changzhao and Yizha. But I guess, I surprised by the — abrupt — change of the promotional photos and posters.

All the more when the cinema version poster came out, all the bad comments toward the director rising once again. Some of fans accused her to use Yifan for promoting the movie, as if there only her and Yifan.

For me personally, from the photos that released earlier (where there always four casts in it) and the official posters, I think it was inconsistent from the SOWK team. I know, the whole storyline only the team themselves so all they can do whatever they want for the posters or teaser clips. My point is, if there four from the start then ideally will still four in the end because movie is not like the real life where none of us can’t handle the future. In the real life is still possible we begin with four and end up with three or two, but hey, this is movie, there a director, a script-writer and whole team to control where the story will going and how it will ended.

If you asking me I like this final poster or not, well, I don’t like it. My reason why I don’t like the poster is, SOWK can hired a better graphic designer. I don’t care about how many of them in it (though I still rooted five or six of them on one frame) or how huge Xu Jinglei face will be, the only one that intriguing me is the design. They should do much more better than this.

From the poster, the storyline seems ambigous. Especially the one where Xu Jinglei, Yifan and Likun on one frame, people can suspect that Yifan was involved in love triangle where the fact is not.

Another issue was, Bazaar photoshoot. And this issue is the most ridiculous things I ever heard. Some upset about Jinglei see-through blouse and saying Yifan shouldn’t do such kind of photoshoot. Other upset and questioned, why did Jinglei even follow Yifan to appear in the cover, why didn’t she leave Yifan alone on the cover?

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Well, for the first issue about Jinglie’s see-through blouse, I don’t have problem with it so, I let you to judge it by yourself. If anything, I like the photoshoot, Jinglei can pulled of her sexy look with someone much younger than her and most of all, she didnt need to reveal her skin.

The second issue, I’m not Bazaar editor so I don’t know the motif, why they took the couple for their cover. FYI, I’d been a editor so quite sometimes and even if it’s not magazine, but I know how they work. I don’t think it was Jinglei’s request to appear in the cover with Yifan. It must the editor of the magazine (in this case is Harper Bazaar) itself.

Honestly I, myself, I don’t see any problem with them being the cover. I don’t know if there many mind that.

Lastly, there one opinion thar drew me to write more in here. Last night, I came acrross with the funny opinion to me. It said, to those who obligated to be thankful to Jinglei with all her decisions and everything is insult Yifan because surely even without Jinglei, Yifan still can do so much.

I’m agree with that but also I’m disagree.

I’m agree that we should thankful to Jinglei to give Yifan so much — great and rare — opportunity he was dearly wished for. To me, SOWK is like Yifan’s experiment project. Why? He’s rookie (and please not that he was never been in acting before unless for his group MV or CFs) but he took lead cast for a movie, secondly, have you ever heard an amateur up for the big chance of being songwriter and even producer for the movie OST?

I’m sorry to called Yifan as an amateur because for me he is. Sure he worked in musical field before but please notice that he was a performer, he only sung — well, he was a rapper before — the song the team given to him, he didn’t write or produce or anything, all he did was sung the song according the score, nothing else.

If I was Jinglei, SOWK is my movie, why I do trust an amateur to do the soundtrack where obviously I can find the better musician to do it because let’s face it, music is doing big thing in the movie too? The answer is either Yifan request to her to do the OST and she sees the potential in this rookie, so she trust him.

If you argue, but Jinglei was still supervising the MV.

Let make this clear, MV and music is DIFFERENT I don’t think Jinglei has something to do with There is a Place because there only mentioned Yifan and Bingyang.

But again, just because I’m thankful to her doesn’t mean I agree with all her policy, I have some dissagreement toward her since the beginning of the SWOK promotional, but at that time, fans accused me as Yifan antis and now when I’m already move to think something else, fans starting to protest to her with the same reason I did before. It’s so funny to me.

And, I’m still believe that even without Jinglei, Yifan can do so much, of course he can because he is Wu Yifan. He can do everything he can and wants. But unfortunately, it was the woman named Xu Jinglei who took him under her wings for his first project, so, you liek it or not, Jinglei, SOWK and There is a Place playing huge role in Yifan’s future career as solo artist AND it was normal that you should be thankful to her, because I think, Yifan personally also thankful to her.

Actually, the relation between Yifan and Jinglei is mutual benefit, Yifan need the chance and room to explore himself and Jinglei need his popularity and fans to give her movie so much love and attentions. This is win win situation for both parties.

If you can’t see her as someone who give great chance to your idol and I don’t think you can appreciated someone who help you in real life either.

Well, it’s enough I think, I need to stop writing before I can’t stop myself. LOL

I welcome opinion from you all as long as we can discuss and talk with chill head and appropriate language ^^

See you next time

Photo by various weibo outlets

Video by galaxy fanfan

Written and posted bt Tara Lee

Wu Yifan and the Milestones to Come

Wu Yifan and the Milestones to Come

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Wu Yifan, today was marking his path in the world for 24 years already.

Today 24 years ago, right on the 6th November 1990 there was born a baby boy, the ordinary baby boy. The baby was growing up in such various surrounding which lead him to be extraordinary boy ever walk on earth.

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He spent his early life in two different surrounding, in his birthplace China and in the different world of western, Vancouver, Canada for specific. Having to adapt in the polar opposite of culture just enriched his personality.
The ordinary boy soon become extraordinary boy with his all round talent. Started off by basketball player, the boy named Kevin Li even brought his team become champion back in China.

Went back to Vancouver, soon he kicked of his entertainment destiny after pass the SM Global audition.

His new journey was begun in Korea.

Spent nine years in that country with all the sweat, pain, blood, tears; he left.

As expected, his adventurous soul can’t let himself stuck in one place and one thing too long. Gathered all his brave, he took one big and controversial step by leaving the team that already make his name big.

Why did he leaving? Just one answer.

A dolphin is need a bigger place to see her beautiful dance, in this case, she need a big and beautiful ocean.

That was he does.

He took up the chance for another opportunity, the one he may never have if he choose to stay.

So here he goes today, actor/singer/songwriter/composer/producer Wu who kick off his new journey right on his birthday with his very first self-composed and produced song as his movie’s OST, entitled “有一个地方(You yi ge di fang) – Somewhere/There is a Place”

Listen to the song here 有一个地方 (by clicking the link you will leave the page)

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This maybe not the best, but surely, this song will be very much memorable for him and for meigeni because this is his very first step for a new journey.

Hope that he can keep stepping forward because meigeni will always back him up, there is a place for him to turn into whenever he needed it

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有一个地方* (its not song lyric)

There is a place for the story to be born
There is a place for the start to begin
There is a palce for the gate to open

And there is a place for you to turn into

A place for you to shine
A place for you to smile
A place for you to cheer

One place

One place only you know

You may go somewhere
You may hide somewhere
You may leave somewhere

But there only one place you may return to

Somewhere, where the skies are blue
Somewhere, where the stars are shining bright
Somewhere, where we can fly together

Somewhere

Somewhere only we know

~by 蝶蝶~

Happy Birthday Galaxy 生日快乐凡凡

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Posted by Tara Lee @ bpb decoded

Tara Lee, Music and I

Tara Lee, Music and I

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It’s been while since my last post in here.

Well, I’ve been busy with my book project that I’ve never imagine before that solely being writer is busy enough for me keep in touch with my fan girl’s life before. I still around CNBOICE though, but since my translators also decrease gradually, the fan site is also not as active as before. That sad to admit but well, even admin has life and work to life LOL

There some change for my self too and if you guys notice, in my last few posts in here is about EXO and Wu Yifan, did I switch fandom?

No, I’m not, I’m still Boice.

It just that, CNBLUE’s music recently changes their direction which was nae style aniya if Kris said.

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Then is EXO my style? Not either, just new things to distract me.
The frequent questions to me recently are, why I keep on complaining about CNBLUE — be it music, appearance, drama or crazy schedules (well for schedules I complaining for EXO too — especially M) — but shut my mouth about EXO?

The answer is easy.

CNBLUE and EXO are different. That’s all.
From the start CNBLUE being prepared to be band, to be musician while EXO being prepared to be entertainer, performer that is why I have never complain about their appearance or outfit they wear on or off stage (I even love EXO when they’re wearing suit like Growl era ^^ but sorry for CNBLUE Can’t Stop :|)

Then what about Mayday, L~arc~an ciel?

L~arc~an ciel is visual kei band and even if Mayday is not either, but from the start they have that style which is hard to justice. Meanwhile, CNBLUE is not in between. Their Japanese style was cool before but recently is not my style, sorry.

And speaking of CNBLUE, maybe there question why I didn’t say much about Go Your Way and Wave. Yes, as expected, the only two songs I fancy about, Control and Paradise and if you listen to them you will know why I like those songs. I won’t say much ‘cause there nothing new to say.

I’m still waiting for Yonghwa and Jonghyun to back on their track and giving me wonderful excitement just like they did for Come On single. Up until now I still remember how excited I was when the teaser was out and even stay up till morning just to wait for the PV released.

Oh and my promised I made is still on.

If CNBLUE release a full-length album and 75% song go with Come On and Get Away’s style, I’ll buy the entire versions and go to their tour, all tour.

I don’t know if they do that in the future though.

Actually my most problem with CNBLUE is not with their music, but more, I don’t like they being follower, I like them as trendsetter. Just like they did before as new leader of new Korean music, unlike what they did recently.

If you ask me what band that never fails me, my answer is only one. LINKIN PARK!!! From the beginning until now, all they do to create new trend without losing their original sound as LP even though every member have side project.

Can CNBLUE follow or even to better than them?

Enough for CNBLUE and now let’s talk about my baby, yes, he is, Fanfan hahaha

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left to right, Sam Ku, Kris Wu, Kevin Wu photo by Kevshin7

There lot of things to talk about him but I prefer to talk about what happen yesterday when I almost shrieking upon seeing the picture on Instagram.

At that time, there no confirmation it was Fanfan or not but, BUT not me if I can’t recognize him from the back, I know it was him then Kevin confirmed it.

It was like heaven for me. It was simple, but meaningful.

I almost can imagine what kind of music they’re working on right now.

If you ask whether their music is my style, my answer is still no, but why I keep rooting to them? Simple, the same reason with CNBLUE why I like their Japanese song more than Korean. Although I can’t deny their Korean songs were cool, perfect in many ways, but sorry. I’m not.

I’m not racist

But for me, being musician it means you work on your own music with all you heart and might, that is why self composed song is very demanding to me. For me, I better listen to underrated song but self-composed rather than high rated and popular but it was another composer’s work.

Ever since I listen to lullaby, I keep hoping that one day, Fanfan will have their own music and collaborate with Kevin (which is now happening). I don’t know if they will collaborate in a song or just being producer, but either way, they will produce a music that help Fanfan out of his box he’s been inside for 9 years.

High hope for their work!!!

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EXO Kris, When Tears Can’t Stop Falling

EXO Kris, When Tears Can’t Stop Falling

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In the past few days with unclear fog under your circumstances right now, I have no mood to follow any of EXO updates. I know the rest of the members trying their best to pull their long awaited concert with the best they can.

Seeing FA or any story about it, I can’t help but wishing some miracle and I see your airport picture for you to comeback to them.

Today is also Suho’s birthday, imagining how hard his situation right now, I seriously want to punch you for being jerk. How come you let him being single parent?

Dear Wu Yifan, your wife surely missing you in her birthday and so your 10 kids.

Did you know I don’t have a heart to watch EXO’s concert message? ‘Cause it seriously bad feeling to see your item was pulled out, or your poster being photoshopped, as if it’s already confirm that you’re really leaving. Because I almost fly there just to see you for the first time. Who knows things will end up this way.

Because surely, I wish there ‘Waddup I’m Kris from Galaxy’

But I know very clearly, there no more Galaxy on EXO as well as Fanfan.

I think, I’m not the only one who miss the Galaxy here. And how come I’m not tearing up seeing this picture proudly expanded on my twitter?

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This Panda surely miss you very much Mr. Galaxy.

And I really am miss you Fanfan.

I hope wherever you are right now, you will always be happy and healthy. Because when you’re happy, you will smile and your smile the most beautiful sight in the whole galaxy.

 

Photo Credit Becca and Stef

Written and Posted by Tara Lee bpb decoded

 

EXO Kris, When Hope is Falling, Wu Yifan

EXO Kris, When Hope is Falling, Wu Yifan

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I can’t believe that my first post about EXO will be such a heart breaking post.

I can’t believe that my first post about EXO will be such a heart breaking post.

Maybe not many people know that I grew fond toward that dozen of wolfs (well it’s not likely they will be dozen anymore – at least for me) but I do and I the most heart breaking for me is that I have to post something about great damage caused by my ultimate bias.

It’s merely less than 3 months I know Wu Yifan which known as EXO Kris, and less than couple of months I know EXO.

Yifan lead me into EXO and that’s how everything was started for me. Another boy to fond of. But right in the early morning (afternoon in Asia) when I was about to check my work, it was like a bomb explode under my nose when I read series of articles in China portal news.

WU YIFAN FILED TERMINATION OF HIS EXCLUSIVE CONTRACT

What the hell was that?

I can’t process those articles properly, what happen with sudden storm in the bright sunny day?

I know Yifan wasn’t with the boys after their Showcase in Shanghai, I didn’t suspect anything that day, instead I felt slightly happy since finally he got day off since he looked unwell in the past few weeks.

Who’s going to expect that his disappearance that day is the beginning for me and for all the EXO fandom scattered into pieces?

Now it’s been three days after his official filing the termination. And I don’t know how thing will goes and surely it’s bad.

I don’t know what actually going on between him and the company and the real reason behind his coward action. Because for me this case is bearing a big black hole and many things could fit in. but whatever it is I’m not in the position to say anything or assuming and carelessly post in.

Back to my word why I called coward action, yes, for me it’s such a coward. If the whole things are like what we see – that the other 11 members didn’t have any clue about his termination demand – I’ll go on Tao’s word and this is unforgivable betrayal.

Being one of the leader, being one of the eldest in the team, and being one of the longest in the company he shouldn’t just left without word. If he does really want to leave at least give them warning, give them sign if they will go without him, so they can preparing themselves.

Because dancing unlike how band will do covering the missing. If you’re band member even the last minute one of your member missing, you can just put additional player, sit them in and give them the scores and show will go on but not with dance (I’m not minimize the difficultness of being band member because I’m big fan of band in the first place and EXO is my first dancing idol I like, I just saying the fact).

As we’re all know EXO’s dance is complex, its okay if he didn’t have much line to sing – for me honestly, his disappearance won’t affect the whole singing lines – but surely the team can’t just put somebody else to step in his dance position.

Seeing how the rest of the boys struggle, I just can’t forgive him that easy. Especially for EXO-M, they lost their leader and if EXO will able to cover his absence, EXO-M will be much in trouble. Also for other Chinese members, Luhan, Yixing and Tao, because it would be them who faced the damages caused by their fellow countryman.

Everyone has a dream − big dream − , ambition, and selfish side but then again pursuing personal dream by ruining other’s dream is just not right. I’m not saying he shouldn’t leave, he can leave, he can. But still, don’t left without word, don’t let them hanging. And if that exactly he’s doing – leaving without word – I’ll say he’s on the wrong side and I won’t defend him because of that.

But then again, it was like endless circle, if Yifan is all happy with everything he had and the company offered he wouldn’t go this far, would he? And again, law things isn’t something you can do just by one night, no it’s not. As I said before, there something behind this case that only them who involved know.

I’m not taking side here, I’m still Yifan’s fan, I won’t leave him whatever his decision is, no matter he did mistake or whatever people call him. But I’m this kind of fan, I can’t just close my eyes seeing my bias doing mistake. It’s hurt to admit but it was him doing.

Some say, there other parties who help him in this matter, and I kind of agree. I don’t think he would be able to do all of these mess by himself. This case is too reserved to begin with. But then again, I won’t assuming or help the EXO’s hater to ruin their image further.

EXO is innocent, they hurt more than everyone can imagine right now. They can do nothing but going through this mess.

Here is the song I listen for million times since yesterday, Caihong which mean Rainbow original song by Jay Chou once Yifan and Yixing cover this song. I hope Yifan will remember this song.

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Rainbow

Tell me where there are rainbows
Can you give me back my wish?
Why is the sky so tranquil?
All the clouds have come to where I am

Have you got a mouth mask you can give me?
I let go and said too much, then those things can’t be realised
Perhaps time is a kind of cure
It is also the poison I am taking right now

If I can’t see your smile
How can I get to sleep
Your voice is so near yet I can’t hold you
The sun will still spin without the earth
I can still walk by myself without a reason

You need to leave
I know it’s very simple
You said that reliance
Was our obstacle
Even if you let go
But can you not confiscate my love?
Just pretend that I only understood at the end

If I can’t see your smile
How can I get to sleep
Your voice is so near yet I can’t hold you
The sun will still spin without the earth
I can still walk by myself without a reason
I let go and say too much, then those things can’t be realised
Perhaps time is a kind of cure
It is also the poison I am taking right now

 

Oh here I just found other opinion about this case read here

Photo Credit SM Ent

Rainbow English Lyric Credit Jay Chou Studio

Video Credit Juju Apples

Written and Posted by by Tara Lee