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Lollipop F’s charm has been increasing, and they have visited Korea 4 times in 2 years. Following their role as ambassadors for Jeju-do in 2010, and being invited on STAR KING in 2011, they were invited to the Korean Expo last weekend (25th May), being the only Taiwanese group that got invited. The local media compared their Love Love Dance with KARA’s Butt Dance and HyunA’s sexy dance, praising Lollipop F’s dance skills as the pride of C-pop.
On the day of the event, Lollipop F also went to visit the exhibits about green energy and marine technology. When they visited the exhibit about robots, they were all excited about the improvement in modern technology, especially when they saw the exhibit of a female robot. AoQuan expressed he would want a male robot. “My mum would be jealous. Her wish is to be my girlfriend in her next life. I already promised her during Mothers’ Day this year!” AhWei said “It’d be good to have someone preparing meals for you. I’d clean the robot everyday just in case it malfunctions when it’s cooking!” WeiLian then teased AhWei saying “Your muscles are so big, I think you are already a robot!” XiaoYu is hoping to see a robot which you can bring around. “This way, next time when we go overseas for work we can just bring the robot around. The company would be able to save a huge sum of money!” They were also really excited to see a robot dancing to Super Junior’s Sorry Sorry and they also played soccer with a robot. AhWei said “Previously we have seen it on the news but it’s still really exciting seeing the robot perform in real life! Maybe next time everyone would just wear an armor suit like Iron Man and we won’t have to work out anymore”
That night, Lollipop F also stood on the stage of the Korea Expo, and performed Love Conquest and DANCE. The crowd of more than 20000 people screamed when they did the Love Love DANCE. At the end of the event, the organizers specially arranged for Lollipop F to meet MBLAQ back at the hotel. They two groups promised to take care of each other next time.
During this trip to Korea, the boys were all excited when they saw the hotel room. The rooms were really huge. Each room had 4 beds and 2 bathrooms, and a living room, dining room and a balcony. Initially it was arranged for 2 members to share one room, but the 4 boys decided to relive the feeling of staying together, leaving the other room to their co-workers. WeiLian said “The room is really huge. The 4 of us have been staying separately for 2 years, so we decided to relive the feeling of “cohabitation”. They played pillow fights and just rolled around the bed and reminisced about the past when they were staying together. XiaoYu said “I remember when we were staying together, we all had our own habits. We would often get into disagreements over cleanliness but AoQuan would always be the first to step out and manage the mess!” AhWei said “Whenever someone locks himself in the room, we’ll drag him out to talk and share about their troubles.” However, after 1 hour, the 4 of them decided that it’d be better for them to stay separately! It’s because the boys couldn’t change their habits and the room was in a mess. AoQuan said “We were just talking and unpacking our luggages, and then the room just exploded, so we decided it’d be better to stay separately.”
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When reporters interviewed Lollipop F back in February, AoQuan had asked reporters to help him pass the message to Michelle Chong, saying that he had seen reports that Michelle Chong was interested in looking for him and Jam Hsiao to act in her 2nd movie, and that he is really willing to act in it.
However, at that time, Michelle told reporters that her 2nd movie was going to be in English and AoQuan was unsuitable for that at the moment.
Recently, Michelle had asked on twitter “Can AoQuan speak English?”
When asked about it 2 days ago, she verified that she had set her eyes on AoQuan for her new movie which would start filming at the end of May. She will be contacting him soon. She explained that her plans for the English movie has been delayed and would start filming the Chinese film first. When she saw AoQuan expressing his interest in the movie, she had AoQuan in mind all the time when crafting the script. “I crafted the character based on AoQuan’s style.”
Michelle describes the character as a mischievous and outgoing guy who did a lot of things to attract the girl’s attention.
Michelle confessed that when she saw AoQuan in “You are the apple of my eye”, she wasn’t sure if he would be suitable for the character because he didn’t have much screen time. After that, she went online and watched a few of AoQuan’s interviews and thought that he had his own thinking and is really suitable for the role.
Michelle added that this character is the one she is most satisfied with among all the characters she has written. She said “There’s so much to explore. If I was a guy and 10 years younger, I would definitely act!”
The movie is about the love story between 2 guys and 1 girl. As for the other male lead, Michelle had actually revealed it on Twitter when she tweeted “anyone from BigBang can speak English?”
She verified that she was looking for a Korean star to act as the other male lead, and Big Bang is the ideal. However it is too expensive to get them to act.
Although it is a Chinese movie, the male leads need to know English because the story revolves around 3 Asian students who studied in Australia. When asked about the requirements to speak English, Michelle said “There wouldn’t be a lot of English lines, maybe one or two, or maybe 5 or 6. No, I think it’s 7! Haha”
As for the Korean role, because he is a person who would not understand Chinese, he would have to speak in English throughout the whole show. As for the female lead, Michelle is hoping for a new face and is looking for potential candidates. If you are aged between 17 and 24, and can speak Chinese, she welcomes you to email your personal details, resume and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who don’t know, Michelle Chong is a Singapore actress/director and had previously filmed a movie with XiaoGui.
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Following Ethan Ruan and Ming Dao’s enlistent, 23 year old member of JPM, WangZi, was said to have received his enlistment order, and is scheduled to serve national service in March.
WangZi had studied in Taichung’s Xin Min High School, but transferred out to Zhuang Jing High School (where a lot of other artistes study) after joining Mo Fan Bang Bang Tang. He then went into Xing Wu Technological University to study English. As there are many male artistes who use education as an excuse to delay their enlistment, “XingWu” made a rule that every student cannot take more than 5 absent leaves in a term. However, it was said that WangZi took too many leaves the previous term and hence was expelled. The new term has started but he had not managed to complete his school transfer procedures. Hence he received the enlistment order.
Reporters had called XingWu’s student affairs office, and a staff verified that WangZi had been expelled as he took more than 5 leaves the previous semester.
MingDao studied for 11 years in university to delay his enlistment, while 31 year old Huang Zhi Wei is still struggling. Last year, the national service order was changed that the maximum age to serve national service is 28. WangZi is 23 this year, and he can still delay for a few more years. To add on to that, he just took on SETTV’s new idol drama “Ai Shang Qiao Ke Li”, and JPM is preparing to release their second album. The enlistment order came as a shock to him.
JPM flew to GuangZhou yesterday for an event. With regards to this piece of news, Andy expressed that he was quite shocked, and added that WangZi had attended his mid-terms and end-terms examinations the previous term and had obtained pretty good results. However he wasn’t aware that WangZi couldn’t take leave for more than 5 times.
I wonder if he’s really going in. I’m going to miss him and like it has been long since any of them appeared in an idol drama and I really want to watch him appear in the drama ):
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Taiwanese boyband Lollipop F’s leader Owodog says he willfully avoided interacting with Gillian Chung after he was implicated in a romance with the Hong Kong singer-actress.
Rumours started flying last September when the two were seen tweeting each other on Weibo frequently. Gillian was also seen attending a gathering at Owodog’s home, and catching You Are The Apple of My Eye with him in Taipei.
Owodog plays one of the sidekicks to lead actor Kai Ko in the movie, a top-grossing Taiwanese film on high-school romance. He is also widely known for his close resemblance to Edison Chen, the man responsible for Gillian’s downfall following their photo scandal.
He did however say that his friendship with Gillian remains unchanged, although the rumours did make him feel uneasy at first.
“It was quite awkward for a while…We tried to remain low-key, because we didn’t want anything to be blown out of proportion,” said Owodog. “But we’ve met at some award shows recently, and we are still good friends.”
Together with band mates William and Fabien, Lollipop F was in Singaproe to promote their new album Dance.
They also talked about their dance battle experience against Korean pop royalty Super Junior, on hit Korean variety show Star King.
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Lollipop F expresses that they have adjusted their attitude and mood since the members left, and they all still keep in contact.
Lollipop F is back in Singapore for the promotion of their 2nd album, DANCE. Because AhWei was in China for the filming of a movie, he did not manage to take part in the media interviews.
In their new album, DANCE, they portray a more matured and sexy feeling, exhibiting the Love Love Dance in their title track, DANCE. Lollipop F received an interview with xinmsn and talked about their dance lessons in Korea. AoQuan laughed and said “Initially, we thought our stamina was not bad. But when we reached there, we realised all of us were not good at all!”
Interview 1 (video)
Interview 2 (video)
In 2010, WangZi and XiaoJie left BangBangTang. In August last year, they formed a new group JPM, together with WangZi’s brother, MaoDi. There were rumours that Lollipop F fell out with WangZi and XiaoJie over this.
In response to this, WeiLian clarified that they still kept in contact and would discuss their songs and dances, giving advice to each other.
However, both JPM and Lollipop F focused on dance songs, making it hard for the media to not compare. WeiLian said “Actually, we can understand where the media is coming from, so no matter what headlines is put, we know how deep our relationship is, and won’t question the other party.”
Lollipop F emphasized that they treated JPM as friendly competition and would not hate them. “We still interact. After all, we have all grown up.”
Nevertheless, it is still difficult to adjust when people you worked alongside with suddenly became your competitors. XiaoYu said “After that, we decided to look at things from a different angle. We took “Bang Bang Tang” as an university. After everyone graduated, we would all do our own things. Perhaps we would be in the same industry, and might become competitors, but that is normal.”
As Lollipop F matures, the members start to think of expanding their career in different areas. AoQuan is currently preparing to release a sketchbook, AhWei and WeiLian are looking into acting.
XiaoYu, who has a number of compositions in Lollipop F’s album, is looking into releasing his solo album this year.
XiaoYu said that most of his inspiration come from when he is showering, and would often rush to finish showering to record the melody in his phone. He is currently selecting songs for his album.
“I will start recording really soon. As to how I would release them, it’s still unsure.”
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Taiwanese boyband Lollipop F went for a radio interview. They expressed that they would be trying out different jobs next year. For example, XiaoYu would be releasing his solo EP, AhWei and WeiLian would be acting, and AoQuan would be acting and releasing his sketchbook. AoQuan would also be starting his own label. He said, “previously, WeiLian’s fried chicken shop closed down. To help him “take revenge”, I would be investing with a few of my friends. (Would you look for WeiLian?) No! His way of doing business is a little weird.”
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Lollipop F went for an award ceremony in Hong Kong last weekend with 2 of their members having flu, and AhWei danced till his hand bled. This was the second time they saw blood during the promotional activities for this new album, DANCE.
Recently, AhWei and XiaoYu had fallen sick. During the rehearsal for Hong Kong’s TVB 8 award ceremony, lead singer XiaoYu nearly fainted. During the break time between the rehearsal and actual show, XiaoYu kept saying that he was “about to die”. When he went off tune during the performance, nobody had the heart to reprimand him. AhWei was wearing a pair of gloves which Elva had given during the performance, but discovered that his hand was bleeding after the performance.
Lollipop F’s “Love love dance” had managed to bring up the atmosphere. While the 4 of them were shaking hard on stage, Zhang Yunjing was dancing along off stage. Lollipop F brought home TVB 8’s Golden Melody Award as well as Best Group Silver Award. Zhang Yunjing won the Golden Melody Award for XiangFanDeWo, as well as the Most Popular Female Artiste Award. Derrick Hoh won his first composing award that night.
Yesterday, Lollipop F continued staying in Hong Kong for filming. There was a lion dance show, and AhWei bled a second time. On 23rd, they would be returning to Taipei for an award ceremony. They would also be counting down at Macau. They had prepared a special gift for the Taiwan fans. For more information, stay tuned to their official website.