Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Diaoness Updates: Taipei Wedding

A thousand apologies for not writing for a while but there was just so much information and images from the Taipei leg of the Jay and Hannah Wedding Show that it was all I could do to keep up with the Facebook posts on Diaoness and more importantly, 昆伦 Jayannah, which is now approaching 6000 Likes, a number I never thought it would reach.
I guess it does show the amount of interest generally in our favourite couple and my co-admin, Irene and I have a lot of fun running the Page.

Anyway, this will thus be another summary post with links to articles and vids.
NB: The adorable Pomeranian the couple is marching in with is Hannah's and not Jay's.
However, it is safe to say that Machi is henceforth the Chou family dog. ;)

Vid of the entry:

Jay thanks family, friends and especially his grandma:

With Fei Yuqing:

Jay feeding Hannah fruits and taking a group shot with his friends:

Apple Daily's news clip which shows part of the MV of the photoshoot in Europe....what wouldn't I give to see the proper version??

See what I mean about Machi??

I tell you, no one wears a mermaid gown as beautifully as our Hannah!

More pics on the Facebook Page album:

My thoughts

Yet another stroke of  Diaoness on the part of our Jay!
Just who else could possibly pull something like a full-on circus-themed wedding party for senior members of the entertainment industry and make it all so frolicky and fun??
It was also nice that he (or rather, his mother) really kept the guest list tight to include his closest friends and notable personalities whom he had been closely associated with over the years.
There was, however plenty of speculation over the non-invitation of Jacky Wu, who is widely regarded as the man responsible for Jay's rise to fame.
(With all due respect to Jacky, I think that credit should actually go to Mr Yang Junrong, who was the one who first heard Jay sing and realised what a jewel the company had been unwittingly hiding!)
I have my own theories on this matter and apart from the well-known falling-out between the two Js when Mr Wu sold off Alfa Music (and Jay), there was also the Double-J situation.
There may also be other reasons but I will not discuss any further.  
Suffice to say, JVR Music said that Mama Chou had the final say on the guest list and that was that.

And the icing on the cake after the wedding?

They look so peaceful and blissfully in love, standing cheek to cheek and Jay's arm protectively around Hannah. :)

After the party, Hannah was off to New York for a fashion assignment and from the latest news today, Jay is filming Now You See Me: The Second Act in England and Hannah will be joining him,
They will be spending the Chinese New Year period there....together. :)

Keep watching the Pages for more news!

Monday, 2 February 2015

Diaoness Updates: Mentor, Movie, MV and more.

Loads to update since the last post.
Here goes!


Jay Chou has been in a guest/judge on various reality shows in China. 

It started with The Brain. 
Next was The Great Magician.
And of course producers would kill to get him for a singing talent show, of which there have been at least three or four in China over the past few years.
However, he had always declined, citing reasons such as being not mature enough to having too busy a schedule.

But it looks like he is now ready to get involved, according to reports and updates from The Voice Of China:

"Taiwanese multi-hyphenate Jay Chou accepted the offer to go on the new season of Chinese singing programme, The Voice of China, as a mentor, making it his first appearance on a reality singing programme in his career. He would also be the youngest mentor on the show.
Earlier in 2012, the 36-year-old had received love calls from the show’s producers before the its debut. However, Jay turned down the offer, citing reasons like ‘being stringent when considering offers from a music competition programme’ and ‘would only consider the offer when he is more mature’. Jay was also tied down with a busy schedule then.
However, Jay frankly spoke about his thoughts of the show recently. “I have always been watching this show closely as many of the mentors on the show are my close friends. Their excellent performance on the show has led me to have confidence in the show.”
It was also speculated that A-Mei, a mentor on the second season of the show, kept in close contact with Jay and was essential in his decision to accept the offer this time.
Jay is expected to be paid NT$7.5 million (approximated S$320,000) for each episode of the show, racking up a total of NT$110 million (approximately S$4.719 million) from filming for three months.
When asked about his thoughts on being a mentor, Jay replied, “I believe it is important to perform on a good stage to find your muse. The entertainment industry is increasingly trying and it is very difficult for newbies to stand out from the rest now. Thus, I hope I would be able to discover newbies with potential and help them to become successful.”
Apart from Jay, it was also rumoured that other distinguished singers like Jonathan Lee, Jacky Cheung and Leehom Wang were also invited as mentors for this season."
As expected, this news was greeted with elation by fans who are looking forward to seeing him in action on television every week, imparting his words of wisdom in his own DIAO way.
Note that he would be the youngest ever mentor so far.
What a feather in his cap!.
Haha...I hear fans are also signing up for the show in order to get a chance to meet and be mentored by him!


Jay gave a phone interview from the London set of Now You See Me: The Second Act, which was uploaded on youtube:

Nutshell translation:
"He may write a new song for the movie or use one of his own.
More importantly, he is relishing the chance to experience the movie-making process again and learn more about magic and directing.
He plays a supporting role as the owner of a shop selling magic props.
However, he is not very customer-friendly.
Hopefully, the audience will enjoy his performance."

Haha,,,I loved the first NYSE movie and am already very excited about the sequel.
Jay being in it, is of course, the icing on the cake!
Looking forward to June 2016!


The official MV for Listen To Dad was released last night in true JVR style, at midnight.
Worth waiting for!

Jay looks and sounds awesome and it was so nice to see Yuhao in action again!
Not to mention that the director of this MV was none other than dear Du Ge, Jay's longtime makeup artiste and go-to guy for many roles in his MVs and movies.

More about a competition

An inter-school competition with the winner getting a chance to sign on with JVR and work with Jay!

More on Taiwan wedding banquet

I'm not at all surprised that he has chosen this course of action.
Jay respects his elders in the industry greatly and keeping the guest list as such would lend the event more propriety and dignity.
Well done, Jay and Hannah!

And a cute pic to round off this post. :)