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CeeJay's Pick of the Month (September) - C AllStar - 此刻無價

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Wow, it's hard to believe that it's already the end of September, and autumn is already here!
 This month, the song that stood out most to us is C AllStar's 此刻無價. If you have been following our Pick of the Month posts, you would know that we have consistently recommended C AllStar songs. They are a wonderful music group in the HK music industry known for their distinctive use of harmonization in their songs. 
Right when the intro of the song began to play, we were already drawn into the comfort and calmness of the guitar. C AllStar's voices continue to bring this soothing feeling right until the end of the song. We like how this song strays from the overused topic of love and heartbreak, and instead, it focuses on the friendships that will last people a lifetime and the memories created with these people.
We really love the white border in the music video as it reminds us of memories captured in Polaroids, giving the whole piece a nostalgic feeling which fits the song…

Line Walker: The Prelude - 使徒行者2 TVB Theme Songs Review

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Hello! 
Hope you are all excited for the approaching anniversary drama season of TVB, since it seems like many big productions (including this one) are coming out soon for the 50th anniversay!
Today we will be reviewing the theme songs for the new TVB series, Line Walker: The Prelude (LW2), which is the second installment to Line Walker, a considerably successful TVB show of 2014. We have watched 5 episodes of this new show already, and we are loving the fast-pace and contrast of characters! It seems really promising right now, so we hope they won't mess up the middle or the ending (though it seems like a habitual thing in TVB dramas). 
The main theme song is called 天網 and is sung by Pakho Chau, who recently joined The Voice Entertainment Group, after leaving Warner Music Group. It seems pretty obvious that Voice Ent. is boosting Pakho to the "yat gor" position, especially with Alfred Hui gone. It's also surprising that Pakho is playing such a big role in this series, c…

CeeJay's Pick of the Month (August) - 林奕匡 Phil Lam - 有淚多好

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Happy August to everyone!


First of all, we have been busy redesigning our blog, so we have been slow on getting posts out. We hope you all like the new look of our blog. We also would like to apologize for the advertisements that appear on the site, as they come with the picture slider we are using and we cannot get rid of them. We will be looking for alternative sliders without ads; in the meantime, we hope that they won't hinder your experience at CeeJay's. 
Secondly, we want to introduce our August Pick of the Month which is Phil Lam's 有淚多好. It's been released in iTunes and other music platforms in July, but the official music video came out on August 8th on YouTube. This is our first time introducing one of Phil's songs, but we have always enjoyed his songs since his release of 高山低谷, a hit that greatly boosted his popularity.

One of the main reasons we liked this song is because it's not the common cantopop songs about love and breakups and all that. The son…

Blogging in the Summer

Hi Everyone,


Hope summer has been going well for all!

Cee will be away for the whole summer, so it is unlikely that Cee will be able to contribute to any posts on the blog during this time. In the meantime, Jay will try to keep the blog running, but Jay will also be unavailable most of July.

Thank you for your understanding and we hope to have some new posts up in August, so be sure to check back with us later on!



-CeeJay

Poll on the side

Hey everyone!

We hope you all are ready for summer! Today we are introducing a poll for our blog regarding which CeeJay Pick of the Month songs you guys have enjoyed the most.  It's been a year since we first started these posts and we have been posting new HK or Chinese song releases each month. We want to have some feedback so we have an idea of what songs to consider featuring next time. This poll will be up until August 31st so make sure you head to the sidebar of our blog and select the songs you like! If you want to hear or re-listen to the songs, go to the "Labels" section on the sidebar and click on the "Pick of the Month" label to view all our CeeJay Pick of the Month Posts which include the youtube videos of the featured songs.


Thanks and see you next time!

-CeeJay

CeeJay's Pick of the Month (June) - 王浩信 Vincent & 譚嘉儀 Kayee - 陪著你走 (合唱版)

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It's crazy how fast time passes! It felt like yesterday when we published our first CeeJay's Pick of the Month post, but that was actually last June!

We got a few requests to feature Vincent Wong and Kayee Tam's duet rendition of Lowell Lo's 陪著你走 for June. We previously did a review on My Unfair Lady (不懂撒嬌的女人) theme songs and already talked about Kayee's version of the song which was the sub-theme for the drama. Because Vincent's character, Saving, sang this song to the Cherry, played by Natalie Tong, fans have been swooning over these romantic scenes and requesting him to release an official recording of the song.

Although, a solo version was not released by Vincent, he did collaborate with Kayee to sing a duet after the drama aired.

We think that Vincent has a pleasant voice that complements the song very well and we are glad he got to sing a good portion of the song. Kayee's part is the same as her sub-theme, which is comforting and warm. There's no …

CeeJay's Pick of the Month (May) - 鄭世豪 Hoffman Cheng - 逐格回味

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Hey!

Our last post for this month will be the Pick of the Month. This time we picked Hoffman Cheng's new song that came out a couple days ago. We've liked him since The Voice because of his powerful voice and stable vocals. He didn't have much musical development with The Voice Entertainment so now he's with Star Entertainment and seems to be getting more singles out. His hit song last year won a couple awards and he's back again with 逐格回味.

The MV was filmed in Tokyo which is a nice switch of setting. We liked how simple it was and there wasn't any guessing with complicated storylines. His voice is distinct in here and it's quite dynamic as well. The melody isn't too catchy after the first few listens though, so this is something we will have to listen to a couple more times. It's definitely his style so there won't be second-guessing on the artist but it's harder to distinguish his songs from one another.

It's definitely been harder to …

My Dearly Sinful Mind 心理追兇 Mind Hunter TVB Review

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Hello!

It has been a long while since we've posted drama reviews for TVB because to be honest, we watched a few episodes of Provocateur and Married But Available, but they just didn't keep us interested. Surprisingly, we have been pretty up to date with My Dearly Sinful Mind as we usually enjoy crime and mystery dramas. We know it's been a while since this has aired but we have been quite busy.


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Plot Overview: In this crime thriller, psychologist Chung Tai Yin (Kenneth Ma) attempts to seek the truth behind a murder case which indirectly caused his girlfriend (Roxanne Tong), Icy's death. In the case, Lo Kin Keung (Willie Wai), a campus worker is found to have killed three girls and stabbed two. Icy was Lo Kin Keung's psychologist and had previously reported that he was not aggressive. This caused an argument between Tai Yin or TY and her, causing her to get run over by a car. As TY…

My Unfair Lady -不懂撒嬌的女人 TVB Theme Songs Review

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Hey! We're gonna be introducing the two new songs for My Unfair Lady, TVB's first 4K drama filmed entirely out of the studio. 
The theme song is sung by Stephanie Ho. She's never really had a song that we didn't like and that goes for this song too. 
For the most part the lyrics fit the drama well and the meaning is quite literal. There are just some weird phrases that we felt were awkward like 才換到結果花開. Normally it would be 開花結果 but probably because of the tune, they had to rearrange the saying... still makes sense? What's lacking for us is the melody, this one is not to memorable and catchy. We were hoping for such a hyped drama, the song would be longer and easier to catch onto. Instead this is just the first verse repeated at the very end and then three repeated choruses to fill up time that still doesn't make 3 minutes.
何雁詩 Stephanie - 我不會撒嬌 (劇集 "不懂撒嬌的女人" 主題曲)

曲:張家誠  詞:張美賢  編:張家誠  監:何哲圖/韋景雲 
殘酷世代 置身千次競賽 才學會自強忍耐 沉悶有害 難道必須裝可愛 才換到結果花開
當 群眾喧嘩太紛擾 誰又聽到我…

CeeJay's Pick of the Month (April) - C Allstar Singles

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Hello everyone,

We have been rather slow on updates for our thoughts and opinions on dramas because we haven't been watching a lot of them this year unfortunately. We are still keeping up with the songs though because its a faster way to connect to the HK entertainment scene than to watch an episode a day for us.

This month we have four songs that we are going to introduce. They're all singles from C Allstar, each song is sung by one of its members. We thought that this idea was pretty interesting since we only know the group but have no idea who the individual members are.

The first one that was released was Take Your Time by Jase

We actually enjoy this one because it's easy going and chill. The other 3 songs are all MV's about bad breakups so this is a good break from the same themes. This sounds the most raw and authentic of the 4 songs and we enjoy seeing this side of C Allstar.

Jase@C AllStar - Take Your Time

曲:Cousin Fung/Ronald Tsui/Nic Tsui@MOYAO 詞:黃偉文 編:Cousin …

CeeJay's Pick of the Month (March) - 關楚耀 Kelvin Kwan - 死亡之吻

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Hey everybody!
Today, we are introducing  "死亡之吻", by Kelvin Kwan as our Pick of the Month song. 
It felt like it has been a while since we've heard Kelvin Kwan's songs, so we thought this song was pretty fresh. The MV isn't bad either, although we wish the story line was more clear of what exactly was going on between Kelvin and the female character. What we really mean is that we want to know the purpose as to why the main characters cannot be together in a relationship and what is stopping their "kiss" near the end of the MV. We do see the woman go into another car after - so maybe Kelvin is the third party and he doesn't know it.  This theory is supported with the lyric "然後你和誰偷走". At the end, Kelvin has takeout in his hands and it looks like he's maybe going to the woman's house (the food is for her). The video ends as soon as he begins to unlock the door and may be suggesting that Kelvin will discover the truth of being a part…

Two Year Anniversary!!!

Hello everyone!!

Today is our two year anniversary and we would just like to thank everyone who's been checking out our blog and reading our posts. This past year, we have definitely gained a lot of viewers and we hope that you can continue to support us and let your friends and family know about our small blog. We especially appreciate the commentators on our blog for always providing your insights on our posts. Also, thanks to Ah Tao, our part-time contributor, for all your hard work!

This year we were able to write more reviews and even started a new monthly post introducing new music. The start of 2017 has been slower for posts on our part because of how busy our lives have been and how we haven't been watching too many dramas. As new dramas come out, we hope to share more of our thoughts and opinions with everyone!

Please let us know what you would like to see in the future.

Thank you for supporting CeeJay's!

-Cee and Jay

Tiger Mom Blues 親親我好媽 TVB Review

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Hello! We are going to talk a bit about our thoughts on Tiger Mom Blues! We apologize for the very late review; we have been very slow with dramas lately, due to other work.

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Cee:

Initially, I told myself that I would be skipping this drama since it looked bland and the cast wasn't all too appealing. The theme of children and how hard school is in HK has been done with Daddy Dearest and such so I felt like this was a skip for sure. I was wrong. I ended up really enjoying this drama because it was so real, relatable, and the storyline was simple. I've had issues with the inconsistent plots that TVB has been churning out because they're always trying to overcomplicate things and have like 8 storylines at once. This time, there is a central focus on the Yim Family (Elena Kong, Ben Wong) and the drama talks about events that revolve around them and their friends.

One thing that I enjoyed about this drama was the…