SETTV Holds Lunar New Year Party with Plenty of Star Power Attendance

It’s Lunar New Year on February 19th this year, much later than the usual early February or late January dates during most years. That’s because the Lunar calender only has 30 days in every month so after a few years it gets so out of sync with the seasons and the Gregorian calendar that a month gets added back. That happened this year which is why Lunar New Year is towards the end of February when it’s starting to feel more like spring in some parts of the Northern hemisphere. Regardless of when Lunar New Year hits, most Asian countries that still celebrate it do so with tons of parties and plenty of red envelope well-wishes to go around.

Taiwanese cable network SETTV held its annual Lunar New Year End party (尾牙) outside the network headquarters in the traditional old-school Taiwanese style of erecting a tent and stage for all the employees to participate in some fun times. There was a stage with performances as well as thank you awards given out to particular star performers that brought in high ratings or produced a stellar product. All the familiar faces from the latter half 2014 SETTV dramas were in attendance including Chris Wang and Lego Lee with the cast of Aim High, Aaron Yan with his Fall in Love with You crew, and Lin Yo Wei and Mandy Wei from Say Yes Again I Do, among others. Continue reading

Taiwan Stars Bring the Glamour for the 2014 SETTV Drama Awards

It’s a bit of a downer to feel so nonchalant about the Taiwan idol dramas of 2014. SETTV dumped a lot of drama hours but overall the buzz seems to have died down. Despite producing one of my all-time faves … Continue reading

SETTV Holds Thank You Banquet with Stars and Brand Sponsors in Attedance

Taiwan’s biggest producer of nicely packaged idol dramas SETTV held a thank you banquet at the Taipei Le Meredien over the weekend, the second successive big celebrity packed event at the fancy hotel after Mark Chao and Gao Yuan Yuan‘s … Continue reading

Acclaimed C-actor Chen Jian Bin Nets Triple Win at Star-studded 2014 Golden Horse Awards

The 51st Golden Horse Awards took place last night in Taipei to celebrate the best of film in Greater China for 2014. It was an unprecedented triple win for Chinese actor-director Chen Jian Bin (who walked the red carpet in … Continue reading

Winners and Star-studded Red Carpet at the 50th Anniversary Golden Horse Awards in Taipei

Two major Asian film awards took place this weekend, there was the Blue Dragon Film Awards celebrating Korean cinema held in Seoul, and further South in Taipei the annual Golden Horse Film Awards feted the Chinese-language movies of 2013. It … Continue reading