Sunday, October 28, 2012

"Touch of the Light" the film OST released, Yu-Hsiang Huang inspires supporters' hearts with his performances

"Touch of the Light", an undisputed inspirational movie in Taiwan described about a real story of a blind pianist named "Yu-Hsiang Huang" pursuing his music dream in his blind but not disabled life, released its original soundtrack in recent officially. After its release, the production team held an outdoor thanksgiving recital to favor movie supporters and invoke a spirit of blind but not disabled in the public.

As of the production team, this movie was not only awarded and recommended in several events including Busan International Film Festival and Taipei Film Festival but also evaluated as the best positive inspirational movie without any negative commentaries in the public.

"I hope my story can be spread to anywhere in the world because I have positive aspects to overcome any difficulties when I performed music with my favorite piano in the public," as Yu-Hsiang Huang, main actor of the movie "Touch of the Light", mentioned during this event.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Special: Culture-creative industry shamed in Taipei? A historical fountain damaged in Taipei

[Breaking Current Event]

As the Department of Information and Tourism of Taipei City Government promoted "Taipei, Always More Delights!" tourism project, a Facebook user revealed a photo evidently witnessed that several deliberated manuscripts damaged a historical fountain in the 228 Memorial Peace Park in Taipei, Taiwan.

This incident echoed the public discussed on several social networks, but most people considered this behavior as a great vandalism because it hurt not only the first positive impression of the Taipei City but also hearts of victims' family from the 228 incident in Taiwan.

Although the officials didn't handle on this vandalism in the presence, but the culture-creative industry is firmly shamed in Taipei City.

2012 ICCIE Taiwan: National and traditional music cultures in a glance

"An exposition showcased not only just images from several notable and potential brands but also varied cultures from music to traditional art performances such as puppet drama brands, that's why the TICCIE should be an representative brand of the culture-creative industry in Taiwan." 

-- Lawrence Chang, Chairman of General Chamber of Commerce.

Don't think the TICCIE (Taiwan International Culture and Creative Industry Exposition) is only just an exposition to showcase creative products and services, when finding some interesting performances, you will be able to know about the spirits from several indie cultures such as traditional music, performing arts.

Different from the pasts, some music labels in the 2012 TICCIE were mostly noted as some newbies are awarded in the 23th Golden Melody Awards.

"Physical albums form awarded singers were frequently asked. Because of positive factors from the Golden Melody Awards, some visitors will consider buying (or collecting) albums from award-winning performers. Several rare or varied music sects or cultures in Taiwan can be highly valued in addition," according to some participants in the 2012 TICCIE.

As of positive factors from the 23th Golden Melody Awards, the traditional music culture in Taiwan is valued again in the public.
In another way, some of governmental and academical units marketed their brands with current event topics or representative activities in the 2012 TICCIE. For example, to echo the awareness of environment issue, not only several participated units used eco-friendly materials to construct their booth or pavilion, but also some flags related to citizen movements were displayed during this event.

Continued with recently-held "2012 Eslite Rooftop Music Festival", a local participant showcased anti-nuke citizen movement flag for awareness to the public.
The Chiayi City Government marketed the 2012 Chiayi International Band Festival in the 2012 TICCIE.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

2012 ICCIE Taiwan: Discover the Centenary of Puppet Drama in Taiwan

"Thinking Puppet Drama, Thinking Taiwan."
The culture of "puppet drama" has a historical track from the basis of traditional drama to the extension of creative works including audio clips and albums, visual works, and peripheral products about a centenary in Taiwan.

To promote the traditional culture of puppet drama in Taiwan, "Centenary Pavilion of Puppet Drama in Taiwan" is planned by the Ministry of Culture to showcase developments and variations of puppet drama in Taiwan during the 2012 Taiwan International Cultural and Creative Industry Expo in the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall.

This pavilions will display theme topics including characteristics of several fictional characters in different drama series, variations and evolution of music works, and common types of puppet dramas in Taiwan.

Information for The 2012 Taiwan International Cultural and Creative Industry Expo

  • Organizer: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China, Taiwan.
  • Undertaker: General Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of China, Taiwan.
  • Date and Time:
    • Oct. 18 ~ Oct. 20: 10am to 6pm
      • Oct. 18 10am to 12pm for Trade Visitors Only
    • Oct.21: 10am to 4pm
  • Venue: Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall 1F
  • Official Site:

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Regulation disputes on area registration exposed in the 2012 Konami Asia Championship

"2012 Konami Asia Championship", a major arcade tournament by Konami, exposed a major dispute on regulations for area registrations in recent.

According to the official announcement below (in picture), this announcement evidently exposed the lack of regulations on area filtering when registering.
According to the official sites from Japanese version and English version, the organizer just mentioned about registration times. Except for Bemani Masters, "cross-area registration prohibited" seemed not to be noted at all the game divisions' introduction pages by the officials. As of this announcement released after some division qualifiers started about a week, the "2012 Konami Asia Championship" seemed to be criticized and disputed from the public and several participants.

The Asian Finals for the 2012 Konami Asia Championship is scheduled to be held on Nov. 24 to 25 at Tom's World Jin Wan Nien Store in Taipei, Taiwan.