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Update 11: Love in Disguise

As I didn't understand the translation made by Google, I might have put the pictures instead. Well, pictures say thousand words, rite?

What were they doing?

Why didn't he use Hewlett-Packard?
(psst... it's my employer, huehehe)

I know this one. It's the dorm house where
Du MingHan stayed during his undercover.

not sure about these. I think these were not from the movie. Leehom looked like he's having a meeting. But why did he have to wear that necklace? I thought he wore it in front of camera only, not off camera.

this one is my fave... OK???
OK boss! ;p

source: sina/loveindisguise

Must Read: West Meets East [Part Two]

Out into the World

Andy Jaffe ‘74, a Berklee alumnus and a former Berklee faculty member, has taught at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, for 22 years. During the 1990s, he worked with Wang Leehom ‘99 on jazz theory and piano. “He started playing jazz piano at Williams,” Jaffe recalls. “His jazz piano playing is quite good now. In addition to everything else he does, Leehom is a fantastic violinist. He was the best violinist at Williams the moment he got there and won the concerto competition his first year. I was cleaning up my office recently, and I found a copy of his senior thesis. It was a musical titled The Bite That Burns . . . about Dracula. Leehom is a very versatile musician and a bona fide intellectual.”

In the spring of 2009, Jaffe taught at Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan and in concerts with his famous student, revisited material they played years before. “These were major Leehom concert events,” Jaffe says. “At one, we played jazz and Leehom sang the Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross version of ‘Cottontail.’ We did it with three voices at Williams, but for this concert, Leehom learned the highlights of each of the three parts and sang them-even Annie Ross’s parts. It was pretty impressive. He also played vibes on a tune he’d written when he was at Berklee. The other concert featured his band and I just sat in when he sang ‘I Feel Good’ by James Brown. It was a switch for me to be thronged by autograph seekers as I left the stage. I’m used to jazz gigs where there are more people in the band than in the audience! I appreciated Leehom walking me to the train station when I left because I know it can be a nuisance for him to go out in public. All these people were coming up to him [and] wanting to get a picture with him.”

After Leehom graduated from Williams, Jaffe never anticipated how the career of his student would unfold. “He’s got a lot of different talents,” Jaffe says. “He’s already doing fantastic things, but nothing he does in the future will surprise me. It is the greatest pleasure for a teacher to see what their students end up doing when they go out into the world.”

Leehom's Performance with Andy Jaffe
For complete performance, pls visit wonderHOM's Playlist

Must Read: West Meets East [Part One]

Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and movie star Wang Leehom '99 has become a cultural icon for a generation of Asian youth.
By Mark Small at : Berklee Today, Cover Story, Vol 21 Issue 2, Fall 2009

Among the many fantastic careers of Berklee alumni, that of singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and movie star Wang Leehom '99 stands out for its artistic depth and breadth and its impact on millions throughout the Chinese-speaking world. Leehom's name and face are so instantly recognizable in Asia that a simple trip to the grocery store quickly becomes a tabloid event. He has had numerous radio hits and million-selling records, and his acting talents have led to silver-screen collaborations with major figures in the film world. He is also ubiquitous in Asian ad campaigns for McDonald's, Coke, Suzuki motorcycles, Elite Shoes, and many more.

Raised in Rochester, New York, the second of three sons born to Chinese immigrants, Leehom grew up fully immersed in American culture and English was his primary language. In addition to undertaking serious classical studies in violin and orchestral percussion at Eastman School of Music, he also played electric guitar and sang classic-rock songs with his garage band. His diverse musical interests and talents have provided experiences ranging from rocking out before tens of thousands at huge stadium concerts to an appearance as a guest conductor and violin soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic performing music by Leonard Bernstein, Aram Khachaturian, and of course, Wang Leehom.

After finishing high school, Leehom enrolled at Williams College in the Berkshires region of Massachusetts, where he pursued music and Asian studies. His explorations of Mandarin Chinese and jazz piano illuminated his career path. His music professor, Andy Jaffe '74, pointed him toward Berklee after graduation for further musical rounding [see "Out into the World" on page 25]. Throughout high school, Leehom had been recording his songs, and BMG Taiwan started issuing his records. It didn't take long for his style of rock, pop ballads, and hip-hop (with Chinese lyrics) to catch on. He was named the best new artist for 1996 by People's Daily newspaper in Taiwan and a steady stream of awards, accolades, platinum album sales, and roles in six feature films has followed. Leehom's latest movie role finds him costarring with Jackie Chan in the upcoming film Big Soldier. Previously, Oscar-winning director Ang Lee tapped Leehom for a major role in his 2007 film Lust, Caution.

In a phone call from his home in northern Taiwan in late August, Leehom mentioned his involvement in relief efforts for victims of the late-summer typhoons that devastated southern Taiwan. He lent his celebrity to telethons and a 30-hour fundraising concert organized by the Christian charity World Vision. When he returned to work the next week, he headlined with his band at a 45,000-seat stadium in Beijing. Leehom told me that massive mainland China has more than 300 cities with populations of more than a million people, so he has many places to play. While Leehom is not as well known among Western music fans, his stature throughout Asia is such that he was chosen to bear the Olympic torch for one leg of its trek to Beijing in 2008 and was among the celebrities who performed at the closing ceremonies of the games.

His musical output blends cutting-edge Western popular music styles and beats with folkloric Chinese elements and instrumentation. Leehom refers to his blend as "chinked out" music, a term his Chinese fans don't consider a slur but an accurate descriptor. His American roots and serious approach to Chinese language and culture have yielded a winning combination, making Leehom a cultural icon for a rising generation of Asian youth.

You have a huge following in Asia. In what country do you have the largest concentration of fans?

My music's in Chinese, and there are a lot of Chinese-speaking regions throughout Asia: Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China. China is probably where I have the largest following.

Is it true that you didn't speak Chinese at home but learned it later?

I grew up speaking English. My brothers and I were the first generation in my family born in the States. My parents would speak Chinese to each other when they didn't want us to know what they were saying. But we'd pick up some of the words.

What kind of music did you listen to?

In elementary school, I guess it was mostly classical. I was always going between violin, the drums, piano, and guitar. I also sang. Later I got into the Beastie Boys pretty hard core. Their music kind of changed my life.

Did you play songs by the Beastie Boys?

I had a band, and we played classic-rock stuff. We didn't have a DJ or do scratching, so we couldn't sound like the Beastie Boys. I probably wouldn't be able to sound like the Beastie Boys today, either, if I tried. I started writing songs back then. I think I wrote my first song in junior high about my first girlfriend.

Did you study music formally then, or were you self-taught?

Living in Rochester, New York, was great because that's where the Eastman School of Music is. I think I was about six or so when I started formally studying violin and orchestral percussion. I took voice lessons after my voice changed.

When it came time for college, you attended Williams College.

That's right. I studied Chinese and jazz there. In my first year, I sought out the head of the jazz department, Andy Jaffe. He had actually taught at Berklee for four years before he came to Williams. That was really the beginning of a wonderful friendship and the best musical education that I've ever had. I studied jazz piano with Andy for four years at Williams.

He wrote the book Jazz Harmony that is a pretty definitive text. It was extremely helpful for jazz theory. I recently got him to teach for the spring [2009] semester here at the [Tainan National University of the Arts]. He took a sabbatical from Williams. He took the kids from zero to 100 percent in one semester. It was amazing.

After you graduated from Williams, what prompted you to come to Berklee?

Andy suggested that I check it out. At Berklee I had great [voice] lessons with Cheryl Bentyne from the Manhattan Transfer. I was very fortunate that she was on the faculty then. I also worked with Rich Mendelson [MP&E faculty member] on a couple of singles, and both turned out to be big hits in Asia. One is called "Descendants of the Dragon," which was a huge hit in 1999 and a very important song for the direction that pop music took in Asia. It was one of the first songs that had the vibe that I call "chinked out." It's basically hip-hop with a lot of Chinese elements and Chinese instrumentation, pentatonic melodies, and rap in English. It was a real blend of East and West.

When you attended Berklee, were you just launching your music career?

No. I actually recorded my first album when I was a freshman in high school. So I was already doing it when I came to Berklee.

Where did your career begin to take off?

Everything began in Rochester, New York. I didn't go to Taiwan until after high school. My interest in recording started when I was 13 or 14 years old. I bought my first four-track tape recorder and just locked myself in the basement to write and arrange songs. The first album came out in my sophomore year on the BMG label.

How did you connect with BMG at such a young age?

It was through a talent competition that I got my first contract through BMG Taiwan. After that, everything just kind of happened. I entered this competition on a whim the summer before my senior year of high school. That was when I made my first trip to Taiwan. I saw a poster on the wall of a restaurant advertising a talent competition. It was the type of thing that I would do just for fun and to meet the other kids there. It turned out to be kind of a scouting program for BMG.

One thing led to another, and during high school and college I was making albums during summer vacation or winter vacation. I didn't really think of it as the beginning of a career; it was more like a summer job. I was getting paid, but I wasn't a professional. I didn't really have any chops as a producer, and I didn't know my way around the studio at all. It took me a few albums to actually understand the studio. After that, I had the career launched in my mind.

Was it your plan to develop your career in Asia rather than America?

I never really had plans to launch an American career. I think I'm lucky that things started in Asia, because I was able to develop as a pure musician, to be known for my music and let the music speak for itself. In America, I'd rather be known for my music than as the "Chinese artist." In Asia it's easier to let my music speak for itself.

The production values on your albums are extremely high, and the playing is very sophisticated. Do you use American or Asian players?

I pretty much play all the instruments myself. I play all the guitars and do all the programming. On the latest album, the drums were played by Eric Fawcett from the group N.E.R.D. He's based in Minneapolis, but he tours with me.

I'm interested in how you work in the studio. Do you like to track live with other musicians in the room, or do they send tracks via the Internet?

I've done it all ways. I don't have many rules, except that I try to stay out of the studio as long as possible. I like tricking myself into integrating work and leisure as much as I can. I often write or arrange a track when I'm on the road, in airplanes and cars. I think that's when I do the best work. That way, I hear the music like the audience hears it.

When I go into the studio and turn on my computer, it becomes work. I open up the piano and think that I have to write a hit song. That's not fun. It's a lot less painful when you're just kind of chilling out somewhere and sort of writing in your subconscious. When a great idea surfaces, I just pull it out of the air and write it down or record it into my cell phone or something else. Once I get a whole bunch of songs I think are really strong, the lyrics are done, and I've arranged them in my laptop, then I go to the studio to track them. That's really fun because you can get creative and completely crazy and lose yourself if all the preproduction is done before. I don't want to go into the studio and start rolling tape when I don't know what I'm doing.

Do you take sequences of your tunes into the studio and replace synthesized parts with live instruments?

I do that sometimes. It depends on the style of the song and the arrangement. Sometimes you don't want live instruments. I may lay down a live instrument and then think the track doesn't sound as good as what I had originally. If you're recording with MIDI, you can try listening to the song with a different drum sound. In the mixing, I enjoy being able to change from a Yamaha piano sound to a Bösendorfer piano with plug-ins. It's nice to have that flexibility.

Do you produce your albums, or do you have a producer work alongside you?

I self-produce, but I'm vigilant about playing my music for other producers or friends and getting constructive criticism. I do everything at my private studio at home. It's wonderful to be able to just wake up and hit the space bar and listen to what you did the night before. It's like being an artist who always has an easel right there. You can really get immersed without worrying about the cost per hour.

How many hit songs and albums have you had in Asia?

Well, I don't know how you qualify hits, but since 1995 I've made 14 original solo albums. There have also been greatest-hits albums or soundtracks for movies that have a song of mine on them. I don't know how to define a hit, but at my concerts, people are singing along and we've got a set list with 30 songs on it.

Your Shangri-La album is celebrated for your use of Chinese and folkloric influences and reflects the indigenous music of regions such as Mongolia.

After Shangri-La came out, people really got what the "chinked out" vibe was, but I'd been doing it for a long time. There are 54 different ethnic minorities in China, all tribal cultures. They all have their own language and songs, and a lot of them have their own instruments as well. I have large a collection of Chinese instruments. The stringed instruments are easiest for me to learn because of my background in violin and guitar.

What prompted you to blend Western pop elements with Chinese folkloric music?

I was inspired by classical musicians like [Béla] Bartók, who looked to Hungarian folk music for ideas for his composing. He went out and transcribed rhythms and watched folk dancing and was able to infuse that into his writing. [Claude] Debussy heard the gamelan. Each made deliberate decisions to differentiate [his] sound from that of other composers. That made me realize that indigenous music was what I should be digging into. I think there was a period of time in Chinese pop music where everything was just really Western. People were just copying what was on the radio in the States. I wanted to make music that was recognizably pop but had a different twist. My vision for Chinese music is for it to be international, but at the same time to have its own sound, like Indian pop music. Indian musicians always try to keep Indian elements in their songs, even though you hear that they're international-sounding productions. That music also inspired me in developing my sound.

As the world gets smaller and smaller, it becomes even more important for us to dig into these roots. Traveling to areas in China with ethnic minorities made me realize that some of the tribal cultures are endangered. The young kids are moving to the cities and aren't preserving their cultures. A lot of the younger kids don't speak the tribal languages anymore; they all speak Mandarin Chinese now. I'm glad to have shined some light on these cultures while they're still around.

Which musical directions have you considered for future albums?

I'm really interested these days in creating music that is driven by the language. To me, Chinese is a very musical-sounding language, and a rich source of inspiration for melodies and songwriting. I've become interested in linguistics, the aural qualities of Chinese, the grammar, and how sentences are structured. There are many idioms in Chinese that are extremely interesting. There are unique qualities in the language that younger languages such as English don't share. Old Chinese proverbs and sayings that everyone knows just pop up in conversation every few sentences. They're very unique to the language and interesting to me as a composer.

I trust you'll still include r&b, rock, and hip hop elements.

Yeah. hip-hop and r&b are newer genres and open for doing weird stuff, like sampling a Tibetan monk or something like that. Put that in a hip-hop track, and it sounds OK. Put it in a rock song, and it doesn't work as well. For a lot of rock songs, you need the sound of electric guitar coming from a Marshall amp, and you need drums and bass. If those sounds aren't there, it's just not rock. Rock is already a very mature genre, whereas hip-hop is very edgy and still maturing. You can still push the envelope.

Was your performance at the closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics a career highlight?

It was incredible to play for 90,000 people-really amazing. It literally took my breath away when I walked into the performing area, and the place was completely packed: a thousand performers. I'll never forget the feeling of seeing 90,000 people out there.

Few artists have acting and music careers in the American entertainment industry. Is this more common for artists in Asia?

Yeah, it's common. You get a lot of flak for it-sometimes from the States-for being a singer who tries to act, and vice versa. A lot of times it doesn't work for audiences. They can find you unconvincing because they seem to accept your persona in only one medium. But to me, it's a perfectly natural extension of the creative process. Nowadays, if you're a pop musician, you're shooting music videos. I've done over 50 music videos, and I've directed 15 or 20. I realized it wasn't that big a leap.

Have you gotten seriously into the art of acting?

I take it pretty seriously. Working with Ang Lee was a huge educational experience. He's just an amazing teacher and, of course, an amazing director. He kind of threw me into actor boot camp, and it was sink or swim.

I've just finished a movie called Big Soldier with Jackie Chan that will come out next February.

That was difficult. There was a lot of kung fu, a lot of fighting, and a lot of injuries. It's basically just Jackie and me for the whole film. We got to spend a lot of time together. We've been friends for 10 years but never really got to work together; it was great. He's quite a legend

With your diverse musical background and other interests, you've developed an amazing career.

I've been lucky. I think about it all the time. I think about where my music is going and about my film career as well. I'm also a scriptwriter and have written a couple of screenplays that will go into production starting in November. So whether it's writing a song or writing a story, it's the creative part that's most exciting to me.

Signed Lobster

This was an old picture, and as there weren't many pictures of Leehom recently.. I thought a signed lobster picture was cute too :)

Posted by Leehom's cousin at her blog
She said, after Connecticut Mohegan Sun Concert (2006), out of nowhere Leehom decided to put his signature on a lobster!

Feed Yourself, Leehom

Leehom needs more foods! He looks skinnier and skinnier and it got me worried. I heard this guy is really workaholic but what if he falls sick and cannot do movie & album promotion?

And look what he had during his busy time editing the movie... a piece of sandwich for dinner. Ooh Leehom, please eat more....

Source: sina/loveindisguise

Update 10: Love in Disguise

Can't tell you how happy I am to see this picture. Out of the pictures we have seen from the movie set, this was the best. I think it's gonna be very cool to have 2 Leehom in 1 movie. One is with that silly look, the other is with the superstar look just like this.

However, I can't get the translation correctly. Let me quote it here for you to have your own guess or interpretation. Don't shoot me if you're confused too. LOL!

"Joan teachers "love circular" play an Leehom's manager JOAN sister, 17 years, all the efforts are on "Du Minghan" on the teacher and parent! Actress really is a very imposing appearance too!"

Other pictures.
"High School Musical" ??

Source: sina/loveindisguise

Visited a New Born Baby

Leehom visited his stylist's new born baby in Taiwan on May 22, 2010. *I hope I got it right, as the whole translation in the page was quite weird. lol*

I don't know if this was part of Nikon's promotion but aah well, I'm happy to see casual pictures of Leehom... actually, no obviously, I'm always happy to see his pictures :D.

And, he's such a good endorser coz ..... *taramtamtam!!* I think I really wanna buy that "COOLPIX" Nikon Camera soon.

Source: Leehom's Special Nikon Site

His Sexy Voice

I think now I'm getting more and more biased. Not only that I love Leehom's voice when he's singing... I also LOVE it when he's talking ... super duper HOT HOT HOOTTTTTT!!!!


So.... the new movie that Leehom is working on right now, the one that he plays as the leading role and the one that he directs.. also the one that will link to his new album, the one that I have been waiting for..... now has an official name: LOVE IN DISGUISE

That's what Leehom called it in his FB.
I like it better than Love's Announcement.

Visit "Love in Disguise" Official Blog, here.
Use Google translator coz it's in Chinesse.

Kangxi Festival 2010

Leehom performed at Kangxi Festival on May 22 2010. It's an annual concert held in China and he sang 5 songs there.

"The Sun Washed Away by Rain"
"Descendants of the Dragon"
"Big City Small Love"
"What's Up with Rock"

    Oh my!! Leehom looked so skinny in the pictures.
    I guess, he's just working too hard to finish his movie and album altogether.

    Watch his performance Part 1

    Watch his performance Part 2

    source: AsianFanatic, Our Home China,

    Leehom Recommends Yen-J

    In his Facebook, Leehom promoted other artist/musician who's not in the same label company as him. Whatever his reason was, I believe it's because he's truly sincere and honest, the combination that is now rare in the competitive music industry in China, where at least, there's 1 album released almost every single week.

    Leehom once said, he's just trying to make good music and didn't really care about the commercialism success. I agree with him. When an artist let profit influence his/her works, there won't be such a genuine art anymore. But I guess it's hard for him to be in the situation between his passion to create good music and "pressure" from his label company to create good music that they can sell. He did a great job though. If he's just feeding the demand, I don't think he successfully continued giving us surprises and maybe he'd just stick to his famous "chinked-out" style. As he said many times, he likes to do things differently. That, IMHO, is what keeping his fans anxious of waiting for his new album.

    Anyway.. I looked at the artist he recommended and agreed with him. 
    This Yen-J is really not bad at all. 

    HOT!! Leehom's Album 2010

    Somebody posted a track list of Leehom's new album at and said that the album will be called "STRAIGHT". Whether it's true or not, I don't know, I'm just really super excited already!

    The list consists of 15 songs and some are with English titles.. Although I dream of having English songs, I doubt it that they will be in English. However, considering that the album will be tied with his new movie, I think 15 tracks are logically acceptable.

    01 Intro (Music-Man)
    02 直
    03 转转转
    04 恋爱通告
    05 Curtain (大幕)
    06 双面世界
    07 Be used to be(和过去一样)
    08 守密者
    09 Real face(真面目)
    10 Spotlight(聚光灯)
    11 Buy love (买爱)
    12 问题论
    13 珍藏版的我
    14 Sharp and flat(升降调)
    15 Out of tune(不入调)

    Even the Track #07 has already have English lyric. Not sure if they're correct, cos actually I found some of it are linguistically quiet funny. The first phrase is already weird "In Heaven is Bliss ALL" what does it mean? Also it should be a word "to" after the word "say" in the 3rd line, or is it "won't" ? And that word "U.S." LOL! what does it mean? was it supposed to be "us" ?

    Track #07 - Be Used To Be

    In Heaven is Bliss ALL
    ALL is Misery In hell
    On Earth between the two, both one Thing and the other
    I Want say it is hard to love you
    Many times have passed by U.S.
    I know that you are Gonna have it your way
    But you do not realize you hurt me so much
    I think you are Moving too fast
    Do not change your faith
    Still in the rivers and the lakes that you used to
    Be used to be, be used to be

    source : baidu

    The Nose

    I remember few years ago, there were some discussion in the internet among Leehom's fans to list 1 thing of Leehom that was considered "not perfect". And the only 1 thing I agree immediately was... his big nose! Oh yeaa... Leehom has a big nose. Fans said it was like his father. Well, I have never seen his father's pictures, but I know his mother doesn't have a nose like him.. so I guess fans were right.

    Nobody is perfect. I think it's cool that Leehom fans understand that pretty clear. They discussed Leehom's "flaw" freely and openly without afraid of hurting each other. And more importantly, they way they love and respect Leehom, didn't put them inside the irrational blind idol's worship things.

    So, don't sue me for saying that your nose is big, okay Leehom?? Take it as a compliment :) I always think people with round nose (like yours) to be more friendly and more approachable rather those with sharp nose. Moreover, Chinese said, you're lucky when you have a big nose, that would mean you have more blessings in life. I dont know.. maybe because with your big nostril you'll be getting more oxygen that the others ? LOL!!!

    Picture was taken when he was visiting Shanghai World Expo, 1 May 2010.
    Picture source : Our Home China

    Update 9: Love in Disguise


    @ the last 2 below: 
    are they playing some sort of "Chinese Ghosts Story"? LOL!!

    Taken from Our Home China

    Old "Springstreeters" Poster

    Wow, I found a precious treasure from Leehom's old days. 

    This was a poster of his early performance with his a cappella group, The Springstreeters when he was still in Williams College.

    Source: Our Home China

    China Fans were AWESOME!!!

    Time: 16 May 2010
    Meeting Point: EOGO Tren Atrium (Chunxi Road), Chengdu
    1. Voluntary Blood Donation
    2. Visiting Elderly at the Old Folks Home and Children at the Orphanage
    3. Traffic Duties Assistants
    4. Public Shopping Assitants
    5. Environmental Volunteer

    On September 9, Mid-Autumn festival, Wang Leehom will be holding his Chengdu Music Man concert at the Chengdu Sport Stadium, sharing his "Sun and Moon of the Heart" with the city. Today is Leehom's 34th birthday. In order to give Leehom a unique gift, yesterday Wang Leehom's fans from Chengdu organized a group consisting of fans from all over, including Japan, Korea and Singapore called "Love Leehom, Love Charity – XXXXX". After thousands of fans shouted "Happy birthday Wang Leehom! We will meet you on September 9!" together, they split into smaller groups to spread their love, increase awareness on environment issues and took part in the National Day of Assisting Disabled charity event. 

    Visiting elderly in the Old Folks' Home

    Yesterday, the first group of fans led everyone to buy fresh fruits and flowers and went to the Old Folks' Home. Some chatted with the elderly, others helped them trim their nails, comb their hair, wash their clothes etc...These young people sent regards to the elderly similar to that of a kin's, touching the hearts of many elderly. Before they left, the fans agreed with each other to visit the Old Folks' Home the next time.
    Wang Leehom celebrates birthday, thousands of fans' huge gift to him

    In the SOS Orphanage, the children were elated to receive gifts such as stationery and reading materials from the older brothers and sisters. They even read the children stories, taught them songs and fans that could sing and dance performed for the children. There were much laughter from the children, and they felt a lasting feeling of warmth. 

    Working to donate to Yushu disaster area

    Among the 5 smaller groups of fans, one of them is responsible for selling newspapers at the streets of Chengdu and the members had already collected the newspaper at 5AM. Although this is the first time they were selling newspaper, none of the fans complained of fatigue or difficulty, in fact, they were enthusiastically promoting the newspaper in hand and warmly encouraged everyone to show their love and concern for Yushu disaster area. 

    The other part of the fans walked into large-scale shopping centers and hypermarket to help out, answering customers' questions patiently and warmly, helping them. After a day's hard work, the members took all their earnings out and donated through the Red Cross Society to the people of Yushu disaster area under Wang Leehom's fanclub. Many fans believe that even though it isn't a huge amount of money, every cent refers to their love and hard work. 

    Taking part in traffic control, promoting civilization

    At Shui Nian He Street yesterday after some training, a group of Wang Leehom fans became voluntary traffic police, holding a small red flag int heir hands, looking very much like professionals. They even gave out little posters they made themselves to promote civilization. The hard work contributed by the members were greatly appreciated as they received thumb-ups. The members expressed that they "felt for themselves how hard it is for the traffic police, although they have stood for the whole day and their mouths were all dry, it was extremely worth it!" 

    Among all the little groups, one was really special - the fans from Japan, Korea and Singapore came together with health certificates from major hospitals in Chengdu in their hands, joining the group that is donating blood. 

    Picking up rubbish, cleaning the railings for a beautiful Chengdu

    At the streets yesterday, there was this group of youngsters. They picked up little pieces of paper on the floor, and other rubbish. Some even brought cloth and water to wash and clean the railings by the road. The rest gave out the recycling bag made by the fanclub in an effort to encourage recycling, proposed "Love my city, start with me", "lessen use of plastic bags, one-time-only lunch boxes, reduce emissions, reduce use of water" to the people in Chengdu. They influenced many citizens and one by one the citizens joined them in promoting environmental protection. We've heard that the recycling bags they gave amounted to more than 30,000.

    Article from yxlady, translated by Gibberish from AF
    Pictures and other source from: Our Home China

    Update 8: Love in Disguise

    Oh nooooo.... I thought, based on the script, I was gonna see a superstar look in his coming movie.. but look at these pictures....

    It's kind of scary, I have to keep reminding myself that it's really Leehom behind that hairy face. Bhwahahaa...

    I really hope Leehom didn't make some sort of "idiot & ridiculously not funny" movie. *finger crossed*

    source: Cpop

    Happy Birthday, my dear LEEHOM

    I have never seen anyone put a "dorky" pose on his/her birthday but Leehom. LOL!! And for that pose, he got more than 8,000 comments, thousands of "Birthday Messages" at his wall, and still counting..

    Visit his Facebook for proof ;)



    Update 7: Love in Disguise

    Leehom and Yifei secretly went to Shanghai for a magazine photo shoot. It must be related to the movie's promotion. Hmm.. really can't wait for it!

    credit: HOM2usic STATION

    Leehom's Bio Part-1 : 1976 - 2001

    To be honest, I didn't have any plan to put Leehom's bio at wonderHOM, as I was not sure if all the information was accurate. But actually, some are correct, and some are really "preciously cute" that I want to keep them here. For more accurate information, visit Leehom's official website:

    Alexander Wang Lee Hom

    17th May 1976

    Rochester, New York, USA




    English, Mandarin, Cantonese, French

    Violin, piano, guitar, drums, vibraphone, accordion

    Musician (singer, lyricist, composer, producer), actor, graduate college student

    • Sutherland High School, graduated Valedictorian. Scored perfect on the SAT. National Merit Scholar (highest honor for US k-12 schools).
    • Williams College, BA with honors - Major in Music. Minor in Asian Studies (Williams College is Harvard's cousin).
    • Berklee College of Music, currently attending for MA degree.
    Family members: Parents, Older brother (+3yrs), Younger brother (-9yrs)
    Horoscope Sign: Taurus
    Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
    Blood group: O+
    Horoscope: Taurus
    Favourite Colour: Blue
    Favourite Foods: Peking duck, pizza, Japanese cuisine, grapefruit juice
    Favourite Artists: Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Prince, George Michael, Sting
    Favourite Sport: Baseball
    Favourite Subject: Jazz piano
    Favourite Pet: Dog
    Favourite Attire: T-shirt and jeans
    Favourite Entertainment: Baseball, symphony orchestra and concerts


    1976 - LeeHom was born in Rochester
    1978 - LeeHom's ambition was to become a policeman or a cowboy
    1979 - Started to sing
    1981 - LeeHom played with magic stuff, learned to draw and do somersaults (LeeHom can do the splits!)
    1982 - He started to learn violin and went into primary school
    1983 - Started playing baseball
    1984 - Learned how to play the piano and followed his elder brother as a newspaper boy
    1985 - Younger brother, Lee Kai, was born and LeeHom became a young babysitter
    1987 - The season of baseball, LeeHom joined a summer camp

    1989 - 13 years old
    • Joined Rochester Philharmonica Youth Orchestra. He was the youngest violinist in the group.
    • Recommended to John's Hopkins University's 'Young Talent Search Program'
    • Awarded Model Student High Honours Awards.
    • Took part in school's musical "Once Upon A Matress".
    1990 - 14 years old
    • Enrolled in Pittsford Sutherland Middle School. 
    • Played in musical "Bye Bye Birdie". 
    • Awarded Model Student High Honours Award.
    1991 - 15 years old
    • Started to compose and write songs
    • Performed in "Music Man". 
    • Was the pitcher for the school's baseball team. 
    • Won 'Phenomenal Freshman Award'. 
    • Won 'Most Musical Student Award'. 
    • Won 'Character Development Award'.
    1992 - 16 years old
    Performed in musical "Briyadoor".

    1993 - 17 years old
    his drawing, "Eagle", won him an award and he also won in a thesis competition

    1994 - 18 years old
    • Performed in musical "Kiss Me Kate". 
    • Graduated from Pittsford Sutherland High School or Monroe County High School (not too sure...) as the VALEDICTORIAN and role-model student that earned him NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLAR (USA's High School highest honour!)
    • After passing the Eastman Music School violin exam, Lee-Hom qualified for Williams College. 
    • Won 'National Merit Scholar'. 
    • Won 'Monroe Country Council Award'. 
    • Won the Pittsford Musical Inc. Musical Scholarship Award.
    1995 - 19 years old
    • Performed in musical "Pippin". 
    • Performed in "King Lear". 
    • In December the same year, Lee-Hom released his debut Mandarin album titled "Beethoven, My Rival", which includes three songs written by himself "Listen to Rain", "Last Night" and "Hate to Say Goodbye".
    1996 - 20 years old
    • Performed in musical "Merrily We Roll Along". 
    • In July, released his second album titled "If Ever You Heard My Song", in which Lee-Hom not only wrote the title track, but songs such as "Headline Rock", "Calling Me a Thousand Times", "As Long As I Have You" and "Better Off Alone", amongst others. 
    • Released his third album in December titled "Missing You", in which he composed two songs, "An Appointment For Your Love" and "Noah". 
    • Nominated for Ming Sheng Bao's Top 'Ten Newcommers'. 
    • Held his first concert in K K Disco.
    1997 - 21 years old
    • Lee-Hom released his fourth album "White Paper", which contains five of his compositions "Wishing To See You Every Second", "Exile In Missing", "Homesickness", "Will It Still Snow In April" and "Dream Again". 
    • Music Director for Williams College Acapella Group called "Spring Streeters".
    • Nominated for "Best Foreign Male Vocalist". 
    • Nominated for "Top Ten Advertising Star".
    1998 - 22 years old
    • In April, Lee-Hom directed, composed songs and wrote the script for his very own musical "The Bite That Burns", his final year thesis project. 
    • Lee-Hom released his fifth album in August, "Revolution". Half of the album's tunes are written and produced by him. 
    • Revolution sold 100,000 copies in a week.
    1999 - 23 years old
    • Enrolled in Berklee Music School for vocal and jazz lessons. 
    • His song Revolution came in as one of the top 20 songs in Channel [V]'s top 20 songs prize ceremony. 
    • In MTV Asia's final year records, his album Revolution came in 13th with 17 weeks on the chart! 
    • In the top 10 singles for 1998, Lee-Hom's "Revolution" was one of the top 10 singles. 
    • Lee-Hom was nominated for 3 awards in Golden Melody Awards 1999, out of which he won the Best Producer and the Best Male Singer. 
    • He released his sixth album Impossible To Miss You on June 24. 
    • Held his concert which sells tickets in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with the Kuala Lumpur Symphony Orchestra on July 17. 
    • Second concert in Taipei. 
    • TVBS top 15 hits - "Impossible To Miss You". 
    • Stopped studies for a semester. Took up singing lessons from teacher recommeded by Sony. 
    • Nominated for Best Producer and Best Male Singer Revolution album in Singapore Hit Awards. 
    • Lee-Hom won the Best Producer Award in the Singapore Hit Awards 1999 on 13 November. 
    • Lee-Hom did his first voice over of a cartoon character in Iron Giant. 
    • Lee-Hom wrote his first song for other singers. A-Mei's "Love Will Never Disappear" was recorded in her compilation album which was released on 30th December 1999.
    2000 - 24 years old
    • "Impossible To Miss You" single came in 22 in 1999 Top Singles. 
    • "Warmth" won the runner up award for the Best Duet Award in Jade Solid Gold (Hong Kong). 
    • Lee-Hom got the GOLD award for the Most Promising Newcomer in RTHK's 22nd Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs. 
    • "Julia" came in as one of the top 20 songs in Channels [V]'s top 20 songs prize ceremony.
    • In the Chinese Music Conference, "Impossible To Miss You" was one of the top 10 albums of 1999, "Crying Palms" got the top 10 singles of 1999. 
    • In the 11th Golden Melody awards, Lee-Hom was nominated for 2 awards, Best Composer ("Crying Palms") and Best Male Singer ("Impossible To Miss You"). 
    • Lee-Hom become the spokesperson of Cotton USA. 
    • Released his 7th album, "Forever's First Day", on June 8. He produced the entire album and composed 10 out of 11 songs. He also wrote the lyrics for 5 songs! 
    • Lee-Hom came in as the Best Male Singer (Taiwan) in MTV Asia's Annual Award Ceremony. 
    • Filmed his first movie co-staring Aaron Kwok, Ruby Lin and Norika Fujiwara
    • Became the 'Captain' for Taiwan 's 'Special Rescue Unit.'
    2001 - 25 years old
    • Released 8th album "The One and Only" on September 27th, 2001
    • won three awards at Malaysian Golden Melody Awards:
    • Best Album Producer - "The One and Only"
    • Best Male Composer
    • Top Ten Golden Melodies - "The One and Only"
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    An Early Birthday Message

    Thanks again to Google translator I was able to post a birthday message for Leehom at Taiwan's fans board. I guess, I'm the only one who wrote in English there... LOL.

    Click here if you want to post your birthday message too.

    Coca Cola Anniversary - Shanghai

    Finally another news and appearance from Leehom.

    May 5, 2010 - Leehom went to Shanghai to attend Coca Cola's Anniversary.

    Visit ourhomechina for more pictures and video of his performance. Attention to English speaking fans : please use Google translation, it's really helpful :)

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