Dear family members of linichen.net:
Happy New Year!!!^^ After a hectic six months, I can finally take a break over lunar New Year. And let out a loud yelp of happy tidings to you all!
It seems like forever since we had a heart to heart … please forgive Ariel for her time away~ a “white tweety” kept me company on the journey away; but sorry I could not convince it to leave you a message either… Actually I should say there wasn’t enough time to think up a message …(when a “white condor” hovers overhead, it is rather difficult to think of anything else … !
After three months of intense filming in Guangdien for Condor Heroes, came the last day of shooting. But I did not cry. As I breathed a sigh of relief, I was hit by a strong sense of loss and by the emptiness of a vacuum. Whether intentional or not, all those days I was isolated from Taiwan or even news from the “modern” world. The only thoughts on my mind were how to help Jing reach the highest mountaintop, reach “number one in the world of martial arts”; how to maintain and project the delightful lightness of little Rong, and her shrewd savviness; how to interact with Grandpa Seven, Daddy, Old Poisonous One, Old Naughty Kid, Yang Kang, Sister Mu….. In that era it was difficult for love and duty to co-exist. My heart and soul were filled with the emotions of separation and reunion. Towards the end, I actually believed that I will faithfully guard the vow taken with Jing to “Live or die as one”. Until one day into the near future, when together, we will faithfully guard the city of “Shenyang”, until death do us part…
好了好了！我終究是得回來的！因為我還有另一個老公在苦盼著我回來盡義務呢！(宣傳啦… )臺灣始終還是我的家，見到熟悉的一切令我心頭一熱，高中以前總嚷著好想到外地唸書，住學校宿舍或在外頭賃屋而居，好好體驗所謂 “獨立” 的感覺。沒想到開始演藝生涯後愈來愈常離鄉背景，一離家就好幾個月，迎接我的有時好像除了新鮮感、成就感，更多了些許的孤寂與力不從心～或許，我心底最掛念的，永遠都是原本的家和裡頭的人兒吧!
Alright, alright! I returned in the end! Because I have another “hubbie” patiently waiting for me to attend to my obligations! (publicity work ok…) Taiwan is still my home where the familiar gives me a rush of warmth. When I was in high school I wanted badly to study abroad, to live in a school dorm or in off campus housing. I wanted to experience the meaning of “independence”. Who knew that my acting career would take me further away from home each time? As I leave for months on end, what awaits me is not just novelty or a sense of achievement but also loneliness and a deep sense of fatigue~ perhaps, what matters deep in my heart will always be my home and those within it!
This year, I won’t dare say it is the year for Ariel’s big makeover. But it is a year of change for my image. I think it will be meaningful, and eagerly anticipated change! ^_^y
An aside, about an interview from a few days ago when Ariel discussed her youthful experience with guinea pigs; it aroused many comments such as “not respecting life”, and “setting a bad example”. I apologize. Ariel was recounting her memories during primary and middle school with guinea pigs. At that time because of my incorrect treatment of the pets, Mom scolded me severely. It never happened again. I apologize for recounting my youthful memories in such a jocular manner. What I should have emphasized was that this was behavior that needed to be rectified. If it brought discomfort to anyone, I apologize. If there is a chance on other media outlets, I will bring forth to everyone the right, affirming attitude towards life!
> Happy Chinese New Year!!!
Happy Chinese New Year!!!