Most definitely! Jacky Wu was so SO WRONG, when he declared that Jay was 'not handsome' enough to be a pop star, waaay back in those Alfa Music days.
Beyond a doubt!
My dear Jay Chou:
Do you even realise what you're doing to your devoted fans??
Yes, he loves his cars:
Yet, he is SUCH a DECENT guy who loves his Mum and has strong values and principles regarding love, relationships, marriage (from many interviews he has done) and his film-making:
Call me naive and unrealistic but I totally agree with what he says and it's also a well-known fact that his songs are quite devoid of vulgarities and sexual innuendos, which was a major reason why I embraced his music so wholeheartedly and became such a firm fan.
"I want to have a Jay Building. When my friends start families, each friend will live on one floor, and after we get old, we'll all be together."
Awww!!!! What a sweetheart he is!
One of my friends, B, said it best:
"He is just like a big boy. In some ways, I feel he is quite innocent despite the fame and complicated industry."
I couldn't agree more. :)
I attribute it to a good upbringing, an innate sense of self-confidence in his own abilities and a refusal to follow the crowd.
To be honest, when I first got into the throes of Jay Chou fandom, I did wonder how long this particular phase would last, given that hardly any of my usual crowd of friends were into Mandopop, much less Jay Chou.
But thanks to Jay Chou Studio and the bunch of enthusiastic members I met online there, the flames of fandom were fuelled and led me to having my own youtube channel (fandomizfun1318, primarily for Jay stuff), starting this blog and more recently, a fan Page in English for The Rooftop.
I realised from my participation in JCS and when I started my DIAOness blog, that many Jay fans were not Chinese and really appreciated the translations I tried my best to provide. It was very heartwarming when they thanked me for helping them understand what Jay said in various programmes and articles.
Somewhere along the way, I also got to know more friends in the Jay Chou Singapore and Malaysia fanclub, and realised what a diverse bunch they are but all united firmly in their love and admiration for Jay; the males are as fervent, if not more so, than the females!
All in, loving His Royal DIAOness has been a wonderful ride so far. Life has certainly not been the same and now I'm wondering what to do beyond The Rooftop Facebook Page.
I suppose I'll keep it going until the Golden Horse Awards where Jay hopes to win something and also wait for the DVD release.
Perhaps my next step should be a Jay Chou fan Page in English of my own, although there are such Pages already and it would take a lot more effort to maintain, as it would encompass so much more of Jay's many facets and ventures.
Well, I'm still ruminating over this.
Here are a couple of cute snippets to put another smile on your face: :)
And a nice picture collage I made of His Royal DIAOness: