Did the movie Pretty Woman pave the way for the “sugar daddies” of our time ?

Before I start talking about the main subject in this new article, I would like to point out that I’m trying to raise awareness about how some ideas are being implemented in our minds or in the minds of our children. Actually I’m a young adult who will turn 27 this year and because of my experience of going through so much at a young age, I want these things to be out and I don’t want to hear anyone tell me “oh, it’s okay, you know, that’s just the way it is“, NO, it’s not. I wish I had someone back then to teach me those things. Anyway, most of the time I will use movies I’ve been watching as an example. In today’s article, I will focus on Pretty Woman, famous movie released in the early 90’s about a billionaire who end up falling in love with a prostitute.

Let’s have our first Critical Thinking…

I remember when I first saw this movie I thought to myself: why would I take this woman as an example? I mean there’s nothing to be proud about being a prostitute, these women are having a really hard time out there, and instead of helping them, raise awareness and protect them, this society is making money out of their misery… what was the true purpose of this movie?

Then… the sugar daddies started to become popular (or sugar mommies). At first you might think it’s nothing, but then you start to realize that these men and women are just disgusting pedophiles with pervy minds who just want to take advantage of young girls or young boys who are struggling to make ends meet…

Nowadays, you can find these kinds of movies anywhere which includes babysitters having sexual intercourses with the kids’dad for money or gifts and more. I used to watch a lot of them because I thought something was off, but I didn’t know what it was. Now, it’s obvious that they are trying to force this on us subconsciously so that when time comes with a Law, we won’t be able to do anything about it, just like some other Laws which are forced on us. 

What’s the impact in 2018?

Well, You know what they say: “(the love of) Money is the root of all evil” and 2018 (since 2007) has shown and continue to show us that some people are willing to do absolutely anything to become rich and famous.

Today, it’s particularly difficult to have a decent life when you have a child, bills to pay even more for us students. Some of us may have our parents to support us, but for those who are completely depending on themselves, life becomes unbearable. And why is that? Because we live in a consumption society and all the advertising is driving people crazy. They want new clothes, new shoes, new phones, computers, tablets etc, and if you’re not part of it you are stigmatized by everybody around you which oftentimes leads to depression, anxiety and let’s go as far as to add that some people even commit suicide because they can’t take it anymore… 

Following these situations, some young students started to look for new ways to get more money and live comfortably, like having a SUGAR DADDY. Let’s read a definition from the Urban dictionary: A Sugar Daddy is a boyfriend who comes with financial benefits. Sugar benefactors can help to cover tuition, bills, and frequently enjoy bestowing gifts upon their partners. Sugar Daddies exist on three levels. The Splenda Daddy is on the lowest end. He promises to shower a partner with cash and gifts, but often is limited by his income. Next is the Sugar Daddy who has a budgeted amount of sugar funds that he allocates to his sugar partner on a weekly or monthly basis. Last is a Honey Daddy who is the cream of the crop. His income has no bounds, and he can easily support multiple sugar partners. According to this definition, isn’t it a sort of “new age” prostitution? I think so and it would be either hypocritical or delusional to think otherwise. There is a major influence and we all dream at times of having our very own Edward Lewis. Moreover, this Society is pushing it with huge marketing campaigns, you can find Apps or websites promoting these kinds of relationships. A new kind of social platform where you sign in and you can choose the kind of men you want to date. You can find many profiles and have access to the man’s CV and yearly income. And trust me, it works! These platforms are very popular. I remember one day when I was randomly watching the news on TV, they did a little documentary presenting a man with his girlfriend, she was 22 and he was 55. They were very comfortable and open about sharing their story with us. He was paying for her school tuition, giving her money for her bills, plus gifts and in exchange she was available for him whenever, wherever. A second guest, and this one was a young boy about the same age, he was making around 1,000 euros. He had an allowance given to him by his parents but thought it wasn’t sufficient enough to meet his needs. 

Are people becoming more and more greedy? I think so too… It certainly because we are constantly comparing ourselves to others, we are not grateful for our lives. We want more and we want it NOW. Patience and hard work have become dull, we all choose the easy way out of our economic misery. I’m not trying to judge, I’m just saying that we should be aware of what kind of messages this Society is trying to convey through these movies. I will continue with another article entitled “How does the Entertainment Industry manage to shape our behavior using non-rational persuasion?” on the same subject.

Física o Química

Dans cette série, le téléspectateur assiste au quotidien d’un lycée espagnol, le lycée Zurbarán, selon le point de vue de jeunes enseignants. Les appréhensions des personnages principaux au sujet de leur nouveau travail d’éducateurs, les conflits et interactions entre les professeurs et leurs élèves, ainsi que les premières amours des étudiants sont décrits au cours des épisodes de cette série.


Pretty Li Hui Zhen 漂亮的李慧珍

Release date: January, 2017

Main lead: Dilraba Dilmurat (Li Hui Zhen), Peter Sheng (Bai Hao Yu)

Li Huizhen was a pretty girl when she was young, but years of hardship have taken a toll on her physical appearance. Her childhood friend, Bai Haoyu was short and chubby, but grew up to be successful and attractive. 12 years later, Haoyu tracks down Huizhen to reconnect with her. They decided to meet, but Haoyu was unable to recognize Huizhen. Embarrassed by her looks and situation, Huizhen sends her stylish best friend, Xia Qiao to appear in her place. Things turn complicated when Huizhen lands an internship at a fashion magazine company she’s been wanting to get into, and finds out that Haoyu is her new boss. Not knowing her true identity, Haoyu openly berates her clumsy nature. Meanwhile, Huizhen’s colleague, Lin Yimu falls in love with her, and Xia Qiao also begin to develop feelings for Haoyu.

Source: Wikipedia

My comment?

Same old Same old, if you’ve been reading my posts about some american love stories that I really loved, then you will find some similarities here… Hui Zhen and Baoyu, the kind of love that I used to yearn for, they met each other in primary school, they fell in love and parted ways then Baoyu come back and looks for Hui Zhen… It’s a bit like the popular american TvShow Ugly Betty, the ugly assistant working in a Fashion Magazine or again the German version with Lisa Plenske. How is this story different? Well, I will mention the BEST FRIEND Xiao Qiao who is beautiful, rich and a fashion killer. Baoyu mistook her for Hui Zhen because of a physical appearance, let’s be honest have you seen the real Hui Zhen? (cf photos) Hui Zhen was so embarrassed as the little fatty boy turned out to be this handsome and remarkable man, she couldn’t face him… so she asked Xiao Qiao to take her place as Hui Zhen and get rid of Baoyu.

Li Hui Zhen
Xiao Qiao (right), Hui Zhen (left)

As the story unfolds, Xiao Qiao starts to fall in love with him and he starts to fall in love with the real Hui Zhen, the clumsy and ugly assistant. This story wa so cute and what I found cuter is that Hui Zhen may not be rich or beautiful, she has a kind heart, she is positive about her life and has hope. She neither envy nor hate her best friend even when Xiao Qiao starts to fall in love with Baoyu and sees him without telling her the truth…


Have you been Notebooked? I have…

Sometimes we need to be apart to understand just how much we love each other

The Notebook

Lately I felt the need to write about this movie. Actually I didn’t want to be cliché or else whatsoever but honestly I’m in love with Love itself so naturally I had to mention this movie on my Website: The Notebook. I first heard of it while watching the TvShow One Tree Hill in which I also learned the expression “to be notebooked” or “to have been notebooked”, basically someone who cries during the movie. Let’s have a little introduction from Wikipedia and then I will give you my thoughts…


Release date: September 8, 2004

Actors: Ryan Gosling (Noah Calhoun) and Rachel McAdams (Allison Hamilton)

At a modern-day nursing home, an elderly man, Duke, reads a romantic story from his notebook to a fellow patient.In 1940, Seabrook Island, South Carolina, poor quarry worker Noah Calhoun sees 17-year-old heiress Allison “Allie” Hamilton at a carnival and they have a summer love affair. Noah takes Allie to an abandoned house that he intends to buy for them. They try to make love for the first time, but are interrupted by Noah’s friend Fin with the news that Allie’s parents have the police looking for her.When Allie and Noah return to her parents’ mansion, Allie’s mother Anne calls Noah trash and they ban her from seeing Noah. Noah walks out and Allie chases after him. They have an ensuing argument and break up. The next morning, Anne announces that the family is returning home to Charleston. Allie attempts to contact Noah, but is unable to find him, so she asks Fin to tell Noah that she loves him. When Noah gets the message he rushes to Allie’s home, only to find the house gated up and empty.Noah writes to Allie every day for a year but Anne intercepts the letters such that they never reach Allie. Noah enlists with Fin to fight in World War II, where Fin is killed in battle. Allie volunteers in a hospital for wounded soldiers, where she meets captain Lon Hammond Jr., a young lawyer who comes from old Southern money. After a few years being together, the two become engaged, to the delight of Allie’s parents.When Noah returns from the war, his father has sold their home so that Noah can buy the abandoned house. While visiting Charleston, Noah witnesses Allie and Lon kissing at a restaurant; he convinces himself that if he restores the house, Allie will come back to him. Later, while Allie is being fitted for her wedding dress, Allie is startled to see in the newspaper that Noah has completed the house to the specifications she made years before.After Allie asks permission from Lon to take a little trip before the wedding, Allie returns to Seabrook to find Noah living in the restored house. The two renew their relationship and make love. Several days later, Anne appears in the morning on Noah’s doorstep to warn Allie that Lon has followed her to Seabrook. Anne reveals that, in her youth, she had been in love with a lower-class young man and was still thinking about him; Anne then gives Allie the letters that Noah wrote to her as an admission that she had hidden them from Allie. Subsequently, Allie confesses to Lon that she had spent time with Noah, and eventually returns to her relationship with Noah.In the present narrative, it is revealed that the elderly woman is dementia-stricken Allie, Duke is actually Noah and that he had been told by Allie during the early stages of her illness to reread their journals to help her recall her past. She briefly remembers Noah but soon forgets. Her ensuing panic forces medical personnel to sedate her. Noah suffers a heart attack and is sent to the hospital while Allie is sent to a dementia ward in the same hospital. Noah visits Allie’s room in the middle of the night causing her to remember him again and proceeds to remind her of her illness, though he reassures her that they can do anything with the love they share. While sleeping, both Noah and Allie pass away and a nurse discovers them in the morning.

Well, isn’t it the most beautiful story ever? probably not but it depends on the kind of love stories you are craving for. As far as I’m concern, I’ve always wanted to meet my husband at a young age and grow old with him but Life is so unpredictable, you can’t really know what’s going to happen. My last relationship four years ago was entirely based on that idea, I don’t think I was in love with him when I come to think about it, I think I was in love with the idea of him, of us having known each other in High school and reunited years later. We lived together for a year and a half and we broke up because we weren’t meant to be together, we were too different and expected different things from life: I want to be a Conference Interpreter and travel the World and he just wanted to live a simple life in the countryside. Anyway, it might have been the most difficult time of my life, seriously, I didn’t know I could suffer that much; four years later I’m still single because I can’t imagine going through something similar, and I don’t know what I want. People don’t really show their real intentions when coming at you and I don’t want to waste my energy on someone just because I don’t want to be alone. I’ve been there and now I have more self-love and respect for myself to not fall back into these traps. This movie helped me not to give up on Love, I still believe in Love.

Allison and Noah were meant to be together, they had a strong connection from the beginning and it wasn’t just sexually or physically, it was mentally and in every possible ways. They were best friends, they played together, they were young and they weren’t trying to pretend to be anyone else in front of each other. It was them against the whole World. Even when her mother tried to marry her off to a rich and handsome military officer, Noah was still Noah seven years later ! The kind of Love you can only see on TV.

Had I ever known this kind of Love with a capital “L”? I had… When I was very young, he was my first love actually. Funny thing is, he was in love with a friend of mine for a long time but she didn’t know it and at that time I was just fooling around with him, nothing serious, I wasn’t even trying to get him to fall for me or anything, it just happened. I was 11-12 years old at the time in Ivory Coast, it was before I move to France. I used to stay at my uncle’s house to be with my cousins’ because my dad was busy so it was more convenient for me not to be alone. He was my cousins’ neighbour and his sister was a good friend of my older cousin. Long story short, it was a bit complicated, me moving to France, having a new Life, meeting new boys and people etc, like I just said before Life is unpredictable and it failed ! Actually, I don’t even know if we had anything, in fact we never discussed about anything, let’s just say we weren’t meant to be together because I feel like some things were left unsaid, there’s a big question mark but we’ve grown up, we have our lives and I’m happy if he’s doing good so leave it in the past. Anyway, that was the first time I thought I would be with someone my whole life at such a young age, yearning for an Allison and Noah kind of love…

But what is love anyway? I mean do we actually love honestly or are we driven by the ideas that Society brings about all the time through movies and ads etc? I actually try to understand Love but I can’t put myself to find the exact answer so I thought about the kind of love that I would like to encounter if I happen to fall in love again in this lifetime… I think I would like to be pursued, courted, and how is that? I might sound a bit corny but a guy who offers gifts, flowers, knows exactly what you like and put in the efforts to be accepted by you because he knows your worth. This is the kind of relationship I would like to find, not the ego-based one in which you never communicate and it’s always about who’s going to take the initiative. My idea of love is very simple: destiny can’t be forced, if you are meant to be with someone, just be patient, he will come eventually and if he doesn’t, well, being by yourself is not a shame, Life has so much to offer !

Can we go back to the 80s?

Did you ever wish you were born in a different generation?

Well, I did and still do…
Ever since I started speaking English, I always wanted to find a way to improve and the best way to do so is to immerse yourself in the culture whether it’s movies, music, books or else, I’m totally buying it ! But the problem is, you need to get the proper English not only the colloquial one spoken on the streets. So I figured it would be best to listen to Rock bands (e.g. The Beatles) and watch movies starting from the 80s. That’s how I discovered and fell in love with Molly Ringwald, I learned to dance with “Footloose”and Patrick Dempsey taught me that we cannot buy Love.

Before starting to introduce you to my favorite movies (cf photos), let me explain why I chose the 80s. Indeed, I’ve always been a helpless romantic and dreamer. I’m in love with Love itself and especially good love stories based on Respect and Kindness. Nowadays, people take their relationship for granted. A man will no longer fight for the woman he loves, he will no longer pay any attention to the details (gifts, flowers…) because he thinks “there are plenty of fish in the sea”. Actually, he just needs to download an application like Tinder, Happen and it’s a done deal, the same goes for the woman I know it because I’ve been there myself. In 2018, Love has become a temporary emotion and sex is its mean of satisfaction, and I feel like this is the kind of message that’s being sent in movies and TVshows nowadays. To be honest, I used to watch a lot of them but now I feel like this is not the way I want to live anymore, I’m having an awakening and starting to embrace my true-self, not trying to please anyone and if they don’t like it, fine, I can live with it. As a woman, I thing it’s very important to be cherished, loved, taken care of without having to give anything in return. A man should treat his wife the way he treats his mother and the way he would like his sister to be treated. This is a basic rule of nature, treat the people around you the way you would like to be treated, I don’t think that’s complicated. But today, in the Western World (or elsewhere), people do whatever they want without even respecting the sensibility of others !! It’s completely outrageous and beware of the names they will call you if you’re not a good “sheep”. Well… I’m sorry, this is the way it is, I’m a human being, I’m conscious and I can make the difference between good and evil, and what’s acceptable and what is not. I don’t need bogus theories which are complete nonsense to please the masses. It might be a bit cliché but “BE yourself and THINK for yourself”…

Anyway, after all’s been said, let’s get to the quick introduction of the movies cited below and I will begin with FOOTLOOSE (main lead: Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer) which totally relates to my point stated in the second paragraph of this post. What’s the story? A boy moves from Chicago and ends up living in the small town of Bomont. He loves dancing but can’t fulfill his wish because there are some restrictions in the little town where people go to Church on Sundays and consider dancing as evil. He will start fighting these laws alongside his new friends Willard and Ariel (Wikipedia) Do you understand my point so far? If you don’t and I’m pretty sure that is the case, then it doesn’t matter because when I first watched this movie few years ago, I was footloosing and dancing around the house and talking about freedom of dance etc. Well, today I realize that it may be a whole agenda going on here because in our society it’s like a shame to be talking about God, Faith, Spirituality, actually it’s boring and not “cool” at all. People who go to Church or to the Mosque are oftentimes ridiculed, insulted, marginalized by society. The more young, wild and free you act, the more you get praised by society and the propaganda started right in the 80s. You might think that the word “propaganda” is a be strong here but I think not. Indeed, it’s exactly what’s going on. Some talk about “Tolerance”, “Equality”, “Freedom of speech” but it’s clearly a myth because when you are against or when you don’t accept the popular beliefs you are automatically stigmatized… It goes on and on and my question would be: Are we building a godless society? When I was studying in Barcelona we had a lesson about religions in our society and the teacher asked us what is our greatest fear, and a girl from Russia answered: A Society in which there would be no God. I was totally surprised because it’s very rare to meet this kind of people with such thoughts today…

Next on the list, we have CAN’T BUY ME LOVE (main lead: Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson), is the typical american love story, the NERD who falls in love with the Prom’ Queen… The story? Ronald Miller is a typical high school nerd living in suburban Tucson, Arizona. He has spent all summer mowing lawns to save up for a telescope. At an opportune moment, he makes a deal with next-door neighbor and popular cheerleader Cynthia “Cindy” Mancini. Cindy had borrowed her mother’s expensive suede outfit without permission, to wear to a party, only to have Quint accidentally spill red wine on it. Cindy reluctantly agrees to help Ronald look “cool” by pretending to be his girlfriend for a month for $1000, even though she already has a boyfriend named Bobby who is attending the University of Iowa (Wikipedia)I know it might be a bit corny but honestly it’s pure and simple just how I think life of a normal teenager should be, there’s nothing wrong with being a NERD everybody deserves to love and be loved in return…

Finally, last but not least, the best of the best, to me she’s the best teenage actress of the 80s: Molly RINGWALD (Molly Kathleen Ringwald (born February 18, 1968) is an American actress, singer, and author. She was cast in her first major role as Molly in the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life (1979–80) after a casting director saw her playing an orphan in a stage production of the musical Annie. She and several other members of the original Facts of Life cast were let go when the show was reworked by the network. She subsequently made her motion picture debut in the independent film Tempest (1982), which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year. Ringwald is known for her collaborations with filmmaker John Hughes, having appeared in three of his films.After appearing in the successful Hughes films Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), and Pretty in Pink (1986), Ringwald became a teen icon. She later starred in The Pick-up Artist (1987), Fresh Horses (1988) and For Keeps (1988). She starred in many films in the 1990s, most notably Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story (1992) and The Stand (1994). Ringwald is part of the “Brat Pack” and she was ranked number 1 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Teen Stars. Ringwald currently portrays Mary Andrews on The CW television series Riverdale). Wikipedia

. I’ve seen all her movies and selected 3 of them as the best:

  1. PRETTY IN PINK (High school senior Andie Walsh lives with her underemployed working class father, Jack, in a Chicago suburb. Andie’s best friend, Phil “Duckie” Dale, is in love with her, but is afraid to tell her how he truly feels. In school, Duckie and Andie, along with their friends, are harassed and bullied by the arrogant “richie” kids, specifically Benny Hanson and her boyfriend Steff McKee, who is secretly interested in Andie.) Wikipedia
  2. THE BREAKFAST CLUB (On Saturday March 24, 1984 at Shermer High School in Illinois, Pampered Claire Standish, champion wrestler Andrew Clarke, geek Brian Johnson, outcast Allison Reynolds, and delinquent John Bender gather in the school library for weekend detention. Assistant principal Richard Vernon instructs them not to talk, move from the seats, or sleep until they are released that afternoon. He assigns them a 1,000-word essay in which each must describe to him “who they think they are”. He leaves, returning only occasionally to check on them.) Wikipedia
  3. SIXTEEN CANDLES (High school sophomore Samantha “Sam” Baker struggles to go through the day on her 16th birthday, which her entire family has forgotten about because her older sister, Ginny, is getting married the next day. She is also plagued by infatuation with a popular and attractive senior, Jake Ryan. At school, she fares no better when she finds out that a completed “sex quiz”, which she tried to surreptitiously slip to her friend Randy, never reached her and, unbeknownst to either of them, was picked up by Jake. Despite her name not being on the quiz, Sam is still a bit panicked because the quiz contains sensitive information, such as how she is a virgin and is saving herself for Jake.) Wikipedia

Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossom 三生三世十里桃花 (Movie & TvShow)

Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossom (TvShow)

Release date : 2017

Main lead: Yang Mi (Bai Qian), Mark Chao (Ye Hua)

Available on: kissasian.ch

Also know as: Eternal Love

After a devastating war, the immortal tribe paid a heavy price to seal the ghost lord Qing Cang through the sacrifice of their God of War, Mo Yuan. 70,000 years later, in an attempt to re-seal the ghost lord who was about to break free, Bai Qian (Yang Mi) memories and powers were sealed by the ghost lord, and she was sent to the mortal realm to undergo a trial as part of her ascension to a High Goddess. Living as a mortal girl, she meets Ye Hua (Mark Chao) and the two fell in love, and Ye Hua gifts her the name of Su Su. In order to prevent the same tragedy (that happened to Sang Ji and Shao Xin) from befalling, Ye Hua attempts to fake his death while hiding Su Su from the Nine Heavens after she became pregnant. However, Ye Hua’s plans were eventually thwarted and Su Su was brought to the Nine Heavens. Su Jin (Huang Mengying) who is jealous of Ye Hua’s love for Su Su, intentionally creates a series of misunderstanding between them and causes Su Su to lose her eyes. Thinking that Ye Hua has betrayed her, the devastated Su Su jumps off from the Zhu Xian Terrace, an act fatal to all mortals. Instead of dying, the seal on her memories and powers is broken, restoring Su Su back to her goddess status. Unable to deal with the psychological trauma, Bai Qian consumes a potion to erase all her memories of the events after her powers were sealed, and she forgets Ye Hua.Three hundred years later, Bai Qian and Ye Hua meet again as deities. Another lifetime, another world, Ye Hua recognizes Bai Qian as the woman he loves, but the latter remains indifferent. Ye Hua begins to pursue Bai Qian for the second time to regain her affections, and eventually succeeds when his love is requited. From beginning to end, time continues to flow and the lines of their fates continue to cross: an entanglement of three lives and three worlds and a road of peach blossoms.

(Source: Wikipedia)


Mon Commentaire?

En un mot: WOUAOUH ! Honnêtement, LA meilleure série que j’ai vu en 2017. Elle a été regardée plus de 30 milliards de fois sur internet et nous ne sommes que 7 milliards sur terre, c’est-à-dire que beaucoup de gens ont fait comme moi et l’ont regardé plusieurs fois… et je ne suis même pas étonnée! C’est comme dans un rêve, les effets spéciaux, les costumes, le script (même si je ne comprends pas encore totalement en chinois, la traduction en anglais est presque parfaite en rendant les émotions recherchées dans la langue de départ), la BO… non, il n’y a rien a dire à part BRAVO aux producteurs et aux acteurs/actrices, chanteurs qui ont fait un excellent travail. Il n’y avait pas de faux-semblants ni même de petites erreurs, tout est parfaitement cadré, les épisodes se suivent et on ne se perd jamais dans les différentes histoires. Un vrai régal pour les amoureux de l’amour, de l’action et de belles histoires avec un Happy Ending sous haute-tension!

C’est dans cette série que j’ai découvert Yang Mi (cf photo ci-dessous, courtesy of Google), une actrice chinoise très en vogue en ce moment. Elle est belle, très populaire et elle a un jeu inégalable. Sa beauté semble naturelle contrairement à certaines actrices qui se font arrondir les yeux ou autres, je le sais car j’ai eu à voir des pubs qu’elle avait réalisées étant enfant et elle a gardé la même bouille. Elle a la trentaine et elle ne les fait même pas ! Elle peut jouer n’importe quel rôle et ses films sont très attendus et très appréciés en Chine. J’ai regardé plusieurs de ses films notamment “The Interpreter” dans lequel elle joue le rôle d’une future Interprète de Conférence, ce qui m’a permis de la voir pour la première fois dans un rôle moderne. Elle a déjà une carrière bien installée et j’ai hâte d’en voir plus !

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Yang Mi

Ensuite, j’ai fait la connaissance de Dilreba Dilmurat dans le rôle de Bai Feng Jiu (cf photo ci-dessous, courtesy of Google), la nièce de Bai Qian dans la série. Une autre actrice chinoise à la carrière prometteuse!! En fait la première fois que je l’ai vu jouer, c’était aux côtés de Tiffany Tang et Luo Jin dans “Diamond Lover“. Elle avait un rôle secondaire mais elle était déjà très performante. Son jeu est très sensuel, aguicheur, un peu provocateur mais reste propre, elle est aussi très douée pour les rôles dans les Wuxia (dramas historiques) et j’aurai l’occasion de vous en présenter quelques-uns dans lesquels elle a joué. Bref, elle a beaucoup de charme et en ce moment elle est l’une des actrices les plus en vue en Chine. Cette année elle est dans pratiquement tous les dramas et j’ai vraiment hâte de voir jusqu’où elle va aller !

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Dilreba Dilmurat

On garde le meilleur pour la fin, Mark Chao, un acteur taiwanais, dans le rôle de Ye Hua (cf photo ci-dessous, courtesy of Google). Pour moi, il a été la révélation de l’année, avec une nomination dans la catégorie Meilleur Acteur au Shanghai Television Festival. Lui et Yang Mi étaient parfaits à l’écran, le couple parfait, ils allaient bien ensemble et étaient synchros dans leur jeu. Je n’aurai pas choisi un meilleur Ye Hua pour ce rôle, il est né pour jouer Ye Hua le mari de Bai Qian, end of story. Vous comprendrez pourquoi je souligne bien ce point dans la suite de ce post quand je vous présenterai la version du film avec deux acteurs que j’apprécie énormément… Pour ce qui est de sa carrière, je n’ai vu qu’un seul de ses films en dehors de ce drama et je n’étais pas très impressionnée, il peut mieux faire, je pense, l’avenir nous le dira!

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Mark Chao
Once upon a time (Movie)

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Release date: August 3rd, 2017 (China)

Main lead: Yang Yang (Ye Hua), Liu Yi Fei (Bai Qian)

Bai Qian is the youngest of five in the Bai family, a family of fox deities and the rulers of the mystical land, Qing Qiu. One day, Bai Qian is invited to the East Sea to attend a party. There, she runs into a little boy who steals her fan. When she notices the boy missing, she spots a lady dropping the fan. The lady is recognized by Bai Qian to be Xuan Nu, the Demon Clan’s Queen and a shapeshifter. Xuan Nu runs away, only for a man to come running to the boy. Bai Qian, thinking that he is Xuan Nu, tries to stop him from approaching the boy, named Ah Li. While fighting, the man stops and calls her Su Su, suddenly recognizing her as her mask comes off. The man is revealed to be Ye Hua, her betrothed, Ah Li’s father, and the Heaven Tribe’s Crown Prince. After Ye Hua apologizes, she leaves.Back in Qing Qiu, Ye Hua and Ah Li have decided to stay with Bai Qian. Ye Hua is determined to make Bai Qian fall in love with him while Ah Li believes that she is his mother. While Bai Qian is with Zhe Yan, a family friend, Mi Gu, a tree spirit, informs her that someone has come to Qing Qiu to take Ah Li away. While Ah Li is running away from a lady, they both happen to stumble into a cave. The lady sees a man in an ice block and recognizes the man as Mo Yuan. When Bai Qian arrives, the lady introduces herself to be Su Jin, a princess consort of the Heaven Tribe, who happens to be in love with Ye Hua. Ye Hua walks in and tells both of them that Ah Li will be returning to the Heaven Tribe after celebrating his birthday in the mortal realm with his mom and dad.In the mortal realm, Ye Hua explains that three hundred years ago, he was mortally wounded in a battle and was too exhausted to use his powers. Su Su, a human girl, ended up taking care of him, and as a repayment for her kindness, Ye Hua agreed to marry her. Ye Hua realizes that Su Su and Bai Qian are the same person and wishes that Bai Qian could remember and forget all that happened in the past.Back in Qing Qiu, Bai Qian visits Mo Yuan, the god of war and a highly respected person in the Heaven Tribe. She preserves him with her blood and talks to him, calling him her master. It is revealed that she has been waiting for him to awaken for seventy thousand years after he had trapped the Demon King, Qing Cang, in a bell. She tells him that she met someone recently who reminded her of Mo Yuan.After an incident involving Ah Li drinking too much alcohol, Bai Qian and Ye Hua argue. Bai Qian, having developed a close bond with Ah Li, wants them to stay a while longer and doesn’t find fault in her actions. Ye Hua, an overprotective dad, dismisses Bai Qian’s excuses and leaves for the Heaven Tribe.


Bon, je ne vais pas y aller par quatre chemins pour commenter et comparer ces deux productions… Le film est un vrai FLOP, il est naze (excusez mon langage cru mais en tant que future Traductrice/Interprète je dois pouvoir m’exprimer dans n’importe quel registre de langue, et dans ce cas précis le mot est parfaitement adapté) ! Franchement, je m’attendais à quelque chose de spectaculaire au vu de tout le tapage médiatique auquel nous avons eu droit sans oublier les affiches et surtout le duo Yang Yang et Liu Yi Fei !!! J’étais vraiment déçue et bouche-bée devant mon écran parce que j’étais tombée sous le charme de Yang Yang dans Love O2O, il avait très bien joué donc je l’attendais dans un rôle plus imposant mais ce n’est certainement pas celui de Ye Hua. En plus, quelques temps auparavant, le bruit courait qu’il avait le béguin pour Liu Yi Fei qui avait même participé à son anniversaire, ce qui avait été très médiatisé, donc je m’attendais à plus… Ensuite en ce qui concerne Liu Yi Fei, le sentiment est le même, je n’en croyais pas mes yeux. J’ai regardé TOUS ses films disponibles sur kissasian.ch, je suis tombée amoureuse de son visage d’ange et de sa douceur, son style nonchalant, c’est une excellente actrice au même titre que Yang Mi et Tiffany Tang mais le rôle de Bai Qian devrait lui être interdit…

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En fait rien n’allait à commencer par le jeu en lui-même. Je trouvais que les acteurs n’étaient pas fusionnels, ils avaient l’air gêné et timide, c’est à peine si on ressentait la moindre émotion. Même le petit garçon qui a joué le rôle de leur fils A-Li n’était pas aussi mignon que celui de la série, pourtant un enfant est toujours mignon à l’écran… Ensuite, au niveau de l’histoire, ce n’était qu’un vague copier/coller des moments forts du drama. En même temps comment voulez-vous faire contenir un drama de plus de 50 épisodes dans un film d’1h30?! C’est artistiquement impossible, soyons réaliste ! Alors on assiste à un film avec des scènes entrecoupées qui n’ont ni queues ni têtes. Je vous conseillerais de regarder le film avant le drama afin de vous consoler parce qu’honnêtement je lui mettrais un 3,75/10 pour le décor et les effets spéciaux; de ce côté-là, rien à dire, tout est en 3D, parfois un peu trop parfait. Ça donne l’impression surtout qu’ils ont voulu surpasser la série, en mettre plein la vue. Je respecte les efforts fournis mais ça reste too-much, ça ne m’a pas fait rêver du tout…

Quoiqu’il en soit, je vous invite à regarder quelques dramas chinois pour vous donner une petite idée de ce dont les chinois sont capables et jusque-là je suis plus que satisfaite. Le flop décrit ici est le seul que j’ai rencontré, tous les autres dramas ou films sont presque parfaits. A vrai dire, je ne regarde même plus de séries occidentales parce que les messages et les valeurs transmises dans les productions chinoises sont un vrai régal pour l’esprit, et en plus vous progresserai plus rapidement en chinois !


Rubí (La descarada)

Date de sortie: 17 mai 2004

Actrice principale: Barbara MORI (Rubi)

Rubí est une jolie fille qui vit avec sa mère, Raphaëlle et sa sœur, Christina. Sa mère est une femme réservée, travailleuse et traditionnelle et son seul désir est de voir ses filles mener une vie simple et tranquille. Elle aime ses deux filles mais se sent plus proche de Christina. Gâtée dans son enfance par son père, Rubí a l’habitude de toujours obtenir ce qu’elle désire. Depuis la mort de celui-ci, Rubí ne parvient pas à accepter la situation financière désastreuse dans laquelle sa famille se trouve. Pourtant, sa mère et sa sœur font de leur mieux pour lui rendre la vie aisée. Christina, en travaillant jour et nuit, subvient aux besoins de la famille. Grâce à cette rentrée d’argent, Rubí a obtenu une bourse afin de poursuivre ses études dans une université privée. Elle n’a désormais qu’une seule ambition : devenir une femme riche et enviée. À l’université, elle s’est liée d’amitié avec Maribel de la Fuente, une jeune fille jolie et surtout très riche. Elle a perdu l’usage de sa jambe gauche après un accident de voiture dans lequel sa mère est décédée. Elle vit avec son père, Arthur et sa gouvernante Paula, qui veille sur elle car celle-ci se méfie de Rubí. Maribel pense avoir trouvé en Rubí, plus qu’une amie, une sœur. Elle ne voit pas que Rubí est une jeune femme vénale et calculatrice. À cause de son handicap, Maribel est une jeune fille timide qui manque de confiance en elle. Elle a rencontré un certain Hector sur Internet. Beau, brillant, fortuné et passionné, Hector est un architecte talentueux. Au fil des mois, ils sont devenus plus que des amis…

Hector, décidé à rencontrer Maribel, arrive à Mexico avec son meilleur ami Alexandre Cardenas, un jeune orthopédiste. C’est un homme sûr de lui, volontaire et intelligent. C’est le coup de foudre immédiat entre Rubí et Alexandre. Malheureusement, Rubí apprend à ses dépens par le père de Maribel, qu’Alexandre n’est pas si fortuné qu’il semblait l’être. Rubí choisit de poursuivre son rêve de devenir une femme riche et, n’écoutant que son ambition, elle décide de rompre avec lui. Elle séduit alors Hector, le fiancé de Maribel. Rubí et Hector s’enfuient à Cancun le jour de la noce. Malgré tous ses efforts, elle est toujours éperdument amoureuse d’Alexandre.

Après cela tout le monde déteste Rubi davantage, et au fil des épisodes on découvre les manigances de Rubí et la fin tragique qu’elle aura.


Mi comentario?

Esta serie era ciertamente la mejor que he visto al principio de los años 2000. Salió en 2004 en México, y de Costa de Marfil (mi país en Africa) hasta Francia, pienso que le he visto más de 10 veces !!! La historia es básica, es una telenovela entonces sabemos lo que vamos a ver con antelación, que sentimientos vamos a tener y aquí el sentimiento dominante es la rabia !! Rubí es una chica o podemos decir una mujer bella y lo sabe más que nadie. Los hombres se mueren cuando la vean por la calle y en la universidad. Vive con su madre y su hermana en un barrio demasiado pobre de México. Su hermana trabaja para mantener a la familia y además pagar para la universidad de Rubí. Rubí también tiene una mejor amiga quien se llama Maribel de La Fuente, ella tiene un problema a la pierna desde pequeña cuando tuvo un accidente de coche con sus padres en el que perdió también su madre. La verdad es que Maribel es muy sincera con Rubí pero Rubí la envidia mucho por ser rica y por tener un padre millonario. Rubí piensa que ella merece lo todo por su belleza, y lo todo que es ? Casas, dinero, ropas… Ella utiliza todo lo que sea hasta quitarle el novio a su mejor amiga Maribel para alcanzar su sueño, pero en esta vida la felicidad no solo depende del dinero. Va a tener una miserable vida por haber abandonado un hombre tan hermoso como capable como Alejandro. Cuando vemos el fin de su vida y las vidas que ha destrozado a su alrededor, sentimos la rabia pero también una gran satisfacción cuando Maribel alcanza el amor con Alejandro… Porque una gran satisfacción? Pues, ella sigue siendo enamorada de Alejandro quien ahora es un doctor famoso y demasiado rico ! De hecho, escribiendo estas palabras me recuerdo de este episodio en el que no quería quedar con Alejando porque acababa de enterarse que no es rico como lo pensaba y le dicho esas palabras: “no voy a quedar con un muerto de hambre como tú”. La verdad es que sí, no era rico al momento pero es un doctor muy inteligente, con poco de paciencia, Rubí habría podido vivir una historia maravillosa; pero eso es uno de los defectos de los seres humanos: todo lo que queremos, los queremos ya…y a veces no es la mejor opción…

Que podemos decir para concluir ?

Pues, la felicidad no depende del dinero eso es cierto pero si uno quiere tener dinero y una vida de lujo, es mejor trabajar para alcanzarlo si mismo. Por ejemplo, en el caso de Rubí, su ambición solo era encontrar un hombre rico pero había olvidado que sería totalmente dependiente de Hector y por eso casi no tiene la libertad de hacer lo que quiere…

En la vida, la felicidad en realidad depende de la libertad total. La libertad de elegir su manera de vivir y con quien sea ! Hoy en día, hay muchas personas que se parecen a Rubí. Por culpa de la envidia, pueden hacer lo que sea para destrozar la vida de los demás y eso puede pasar con los amigos o también la familia. Somos seres Humanos y tenemos la capacidad de elegir el buen camino. Para mi, prefiero trabajar y tratar de tener un buen corazón generoso, querer mi trabajo, disfrutar de lo que tengo y luchar para alcanzar más. No pienso que soy mejor que nadie o que tengo que tener todas las riquezas del mundo porque de verdad a mi no me importa, tengo el dinero en mis manos y fuera de mi corazón. No se debe olvidar que aquí todo se paga entonces si uno hace lo peor para tener dinero, es cierto que va a terminar como la Rubí, más pobre que antes y sin pierna o peor !

Terminamos con un proverbio de la Biblia:

Los que quieren enriquecerse caen en la tentación y se vuelven esclavos de sus muchos deseos. Estos afanes insensatos y dañinos hunden a la gente en la ruina y en la destrucción.

1 Timoteo 6:9 | NVI