Taiwan Stars Gather to Bid Farewell at Shone An’s Touching Memorial Service

It’s hard to write about the sad events in entertainment, and nothing is as sad than the death of an entertainer. It’s so final, turning the reel enjoyment into a real sadness that seeps through the screen even if the viewer never knew the entertainer in real life. Taiwanese actor-singer Shone An (An Jun Can) passed away last week at the young age of 31 years old of fast onset liver cancer, which is itself not an indictment of his drinking or even non-drinking lifestyle since even non-smokers can get lung cancer and plenty of non-drinkers find the liver failing regardless.

Shone wasn’t an A-lister in the Taiwanese entertainment industry by any means, but he was very well-liked in general and specifically had a very tight knot group of girl friends who are all A-listers now. His best friends Ady An, Chen Qiao En, Bianca Bai, Esther Liu, and many more were at hand for his memorial service this past weekend in Tainan, Taiwan. Chen Qiao En basically held the hand of a barely hanging in there Ady An to get through the event, and even living abroad Da S and the recovering from illness Xiao S showed up with their respective husbands. As Shone’s family and friends bid farewell to this kind and talented young man, apparently his one wish before dying was not to be forgotten so hopefully his memory will be preserved. Continue reading

The Best of TW Acting Talent on Display at the Gorgeous 49th Annual Golden Bell Awards

The 49th Annual Golden Bell Awards totally snuck up on me when it flooded all the TW-ent media portals this weekend with picspam galore. The TW-version of the Emmy’s celebrated the great television programs and performances of 2014 and most of the … Continue reading

Taiwan Stars Assemble for Vogue Fashion Night Out 2012

Another year, another edition of Vogue Magazine’s Fashion Night Out, a celebrity call to shopping if you will. I posted about 2011’s FNO in Taiwan, and 2012’s affair is even more glittering and star-studded. The celebrity pictorial follows the same … Continue reading