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I still love Leehom.. so much!

I know... I have been a very lousy fan these couple of months. I didn't update this blog as much as before. Not that I feel bored of Leehom, not that I don't love him anymore... It's just that my works, I cannot leave. These past few months have been crazy, but actually, I didn't see many big updates from Leehom, or.. have I missed a lot?

These pictures were taken by a fan name Happy from HK. Leehom's latest performance in Dongguan, Nov 29 - 2010. How can I not love him?? He's just as charming as always.

Leehom and Bed Scene

I now understand why the song "Need Someone by Yourside" is favorite to many fans. The lyric is about loneliness, so I guess fans really relate the whole meaning of the song with Leehom's life. I have mentioned here that this song is my least fave song in Leehom's new album. However, Leehom loves it so much that he decided to do something extraordinary in the MV!

When I said Leehom and extraordinary... would you ever think of "S-E-X"?

Well, I believe most of Leehom fans didn't think that far beyond. Leehom's image for all these 15 years of his music career is a "sweetheart". No scandalous gossip except for that "gay" and "ShuQi" rumors which no media can ever show any proofs. Not sure whether he is every girls's desire of a boyfriend, but I bet with all of my money in my wallet (hahaah) that he is every mothers' dream of a son-in-law.

In my eyes as a fan, oh yeaaah.. I do have a confession to make, he is a cute fun loving person, but in the eyes of a woman (me *shy*), he is just not that "hot" enough. Is it because I have never seen any "scenes" of Leehom doing some "stunts"? The most daring stunt he goes was his short close up kissing scene with Liu Yifei in "Love in Disguise". But I still didn't think it's hot enough :P Compared to Tom Welling's kissing in Smallville, Leehom looks so amateur. ahaha..* Gosh! I still feel dizzy after watching the clip heuehuee....*

Then this MV is out today!
It's only 2 mnts, but has turned my whole world upside down. Leehom.. in my eyes, has transformed himself to "the object of my fantasy". LOL! Still a bit skinny but he definitely looks so mature, manly and HOT!!

Aaaand, I got these pictures which are not in the 2 mnts clip. I guess they will be in a full version of the MV that is sold together with a commemorate edition of the 18 Martial Arts album. To buy, visit YESASIA.

uh-oh ... where am I? who am I? what am I?
*dizzy - faint - dead*

Music-Man Turned into Rabbit-Man, LOL!

OMG!! This clip was beyond cute and adorable...
Leehom's playing "babababa games" with his fans at Music-Man Concert, NanJing - Sep 2010

In case the clip is not embedded properly, click here to watch

New MV "Mei" is So f...... HOT!!!

I'm burning... I need the fire fighters!!
Can't wait for the complete MV, I love the song so much!

Wait.... wait... do you really think I call those pictures HOT? Leehom in nice white suit, Leehom with sun-glasses and weird fur coat, Leehom in front of piano ... are those what I call HOT? LOL!! of course he's hot.. he's looking hot in every possible and impossible way to me... but those are not the ones I call HOT.

What I meant is the MV. I have the pleasure of capturing the images of the 90' MV of "Mei" and .. won't you all agree that .. the MV is HOT????

Seeing is believing ...

Personal note:
The girl is not too pretty ... *oops* sorry no offense, but I got this idea that actually Leehom intentionally picked "not too pretty" girls for his HOT MV. He seldom does hot scenes with his MV female co-stars. Other MVs are romantic and the female co-stars are all so pretty.. Shangrila, Heartbeat, Forever Love.. all are pretty, including Shu Qi in First Morning MV. I notice so far only "Kiss Goodbye" and this new song "Mei" where he did some hot scenes.

In "Kiss Goodbye" MV, he had to kiss the girl and I read that he personally picked his own co-star for the MV. Second is this "Mei". I wonder if he also chose himself. Whatever. That girl was just so lucky to get Leehom laid his hands on her. LOL!!!!

I Got Killed by a Picture!

This picture is killing me.

It's making me dizzy, giving me a heart attack, causing a strange feeling inside my stomach, a drying mouth... lost all the saliva for drolling over his beautiful face... I can't eat because my jaw has just dropped, I have a problem to blink my eyes while staring at it and some other symptoms that literally CAN kill me.

Leehom is DDG! (Drop Dead Gorgeous)

I wish I knew who took the picture, I want to thank him/her for "torturing" me.

Leehom Wang - Mature and Refined

Article is taken with permission from To read directly click here

Leehom Wang – Mature and Refined
Posted by heyyaa! on July 12th, 2010

Original article by Aura, Interview by Justin Lin, Photography by Tommy, Translated by heyyaa!

Fifteen is the number of years it takes for whiskey to mature and age to perfection. For Asian American c-pop singer Leehom Wang, fifteen years has had little effect on his good looks as time has left virtually no trace on his almost perfect complexion. The shy and sunny smile from his youth can still be found on him. Only through his eyes might traces of his real age show through – the stare of someone who is a mature veteran in his industry and is comfortable with its intricacies. But beyond that, one can still see the passion that glows continuously from his eyes, with the same intensity as fifteen years ago.

When people hear “Leehom Wang”, they often conjure up positive adjectives such as “clean”, “comfortable”, or “ideal idol”. However, “film director”, a heavy duty artistic profession that usually requires a dose of rebelliousness, seems to have little or no connection with Leehom. Nevertheless, in the Summer of 2010, Leehom will be making the rounds with media interviews and attending film festivals as a real film director. Not only will he debut as the director for the movie “Love in Disguise”, but he will also star in the movie as the male lead.

Natural Path toward Directing
“Love in Disguise” was not Leehom’s first foray into directing. Years earlier, Lehom had already started directing his own music videos [i.e. “In the Depths of Bamboo Forest”, or his latest music video "Firewood, Rice, Oil, Salt, Sauce, Vinegar, Tea", shown below]. After debuting on the silver screen as a film actor, in Ang Lee’s “Lust, Caution”, Lee was intrigued and although unplanned he made his first steps toward becoming a film director.

“I normally go with the flow for everything. I didn’t set a goal to release an album at the very beginning, nor did I set a goal to become an actor from the onset. Similarly, I didn’t say I want to become a director at the beginning. My thoughts in becoming a director came naturally. It follows my thought pattern and attitude in creating better products. If this song can be done in a better way, why not try to produce it on my own? This way of thinking is what I would like others to understand. I have these thoughts naturally, and that doesn’t mean I would necessarily need to be titled as a director or a producer. I just love to improve my creations. That’s why for this movie, it’s also simply a way to express my ideas and my creative side to my audience, and that’s why I decide to handle it directly.”

With an astrological sign of Taurus, Leehom exhibits the quality of his sign: steadiness and great emotional control. In a gentle and resolute manner, he told us the reason why he chose to become a director. His way of thinking is unobtrusive, and yet it contains a great imploding power – perhaps, this comes from the experience Leehom accumulated over the years.

Strange Bearded Man’s Directing Experience
“Love in Disguise” is a movie that allows viewers to explore the witty and comedic side of Leehom. Not only was he the film director, he also wrote the screenplay and acted as the lead. This metro romantic comedy has many funny jokes and it also mixed in some real life experiences of Leehom’s.

“The main character is a famous star. In the story, he pretends to be a very strange minority student with a big beard. This plot is definitely inspired by my real way of life. When I go to a foreign country, and nobody recognizes me, I normally introduce myself as a piano teacher. And when I normally go out in Taiwan, I do have some wigs, fake beard, etc. prepared… Of course, the movie has exaggerated these fun stuff, but it does reflect certain parts of my life. From different levels or angles to watch this film, you can simply say, it’s a romantic comedy, or you can say it’s a musical, or a combination of pop and traditional music. It is a collection of the interesting and funny side of the entertainment industry that I observed over the years.”

English subtitled trailer of mandarin film “Love in Disguise”:

Even though he is the film director, Leehom stressed that the shooting atmosphere was cheerful and funny, due to the fact that it was a romantic comedy. Supporting cast and comedian Chen Han Dian often imitated him during the shoot. Of course, filmmaking has always been a difficult business, regardless of the atmosphere. There was a time when almost everyone in the crew caught a cold, and yet everyone soldiered on to finish the movie.

This is Leehom Wang’s first attempt at directing and acting in the same film. This time around, there is a great contrast between his performance on the more serious movies such as “Lust, Caution” or “Little Big Soldier”. So, which character is the real him? In reality, none of them are. As Leehom likes to explore new stuff all the time, we believe viewers will be anticipating a surprising new “him” in his next project.

Being Himself as a Director
Thirteen years ago, on the first issue of men’s uno magazine: At the time, Leehom was only in the public eye for two years. With a fresh young image, he was presented on this new and unknown magazine. Within these thirteen years, he reappeared on men’s uno for around eight to nine times. The youthful, innocent look is no longer there, instead, a mature Leehom has also slowly changed his image from “ideal idol” to a multidirectional creative intellect. Perhaps in our minds, he is still the boy with a sunshine smile. But who would have thought… he has already been in the entertainment circle for fifthteen years.

“Maybe it’s because I have never stopped working!” He smilingly said, “I have always kept myself at “ready” mode, I have never let myself relaxed. Perhaps that’s the secret formula on letting others believe I have not aged at all!”

Continually trying new things, Leehom always amazes his fans with his latest creations. And perhaps it’s part of his personality, he loves to try out new things , such as learning new musical instruments, different languages, and even Khoomi singing (Mongolian throat singing). He doesn’t want to be sold and presented as merely a product, and hopes others will take note of his art. He never sets a limit on his performance in different areas. From his debut fifteen years ago, he has grown into a respected and successful entertainer, but at the same time he wishes to become more like his idol entertainer Prince, or a director such as Stanley Kubrick, who seemed to be perpetually inspired, constantly producing multi-dimentional pieces.

This year, Leehom enters a new phase of his life as a film director. Not only can he direct a story, he also keeps adding new elements and new colors to his own life. I believe that he is not just a good singer and a good actor, but also a naturally good director.


Full Chinese article is published on Taiwan Mens Uno Magazine, Issue 131.
Article is published electronically on on July 12th, 2010.
(This is a translation of the UDN version, with some additional information provided by heyyaa. Article’s English translation is provided by heyyaa! Translation is copyrighted by heyyaa! Do not copy or re-post on other websites or blogs without permission!)

Leehom with His Killer Burp

Coca Cola can definitely make Leehom drunk.. LOL!!

Leehom, you are...

Words taken from "You Are" sung by Dolly Parton
a very sweet song, watch here

I'm Bored; Where's Leehom?

Not that Leehom is MIA again... coz his schedule is unbelievable!! Look at below ...

hope he has all the strength and health to do all of those and gets 1 month break afterwards. I need him to be chubby again.. LOL!

No wonder he said that many times he forgot in which city he woke up in the morning.. ummm.. not always in the morning I guess. I bet he stayed awake till almost dawn, and woke up at noon. But from recent article, I found out that actually Leehom can easily fall asleep in less than 3 minutes ... anywhere!

on the last picture: "Thank You, Leekai .... "

Leehom answered fan's question in an event in Singapore (Brand Anniversary) that "LOVE WHAT YOU DO" was the thing that has kept him motivated. His brother Leekai said, he'd be happy if he can have half passion of what Leehom has toward his music.. Love and Passion to what we do, to our work, to our job.. will give us strength to persistently give the best and Love and Passion will also make us happy during rough times. I believe him.

Then, I guess I don't love blogging that much. I have many things to write and to share, but I just don't know why I'm too lazy to start. Not that I didn't update myself about Leehom from the internet, I have spent hours reading Our Home China, as it's the only most updated site on Leehom, and I don't mind getting lost in translation there.. LOL! I have been saving so many recent pictures, some are just priceless like these:

I have even downloaded 170MB of MusicMan ChongQing concert that turned out to be useless. Very bad quality .. but at least I can watch him playing Guqin live!

But I'm still bored.
I need to find Leehom, can somebody help me??

Leehom and I are the Earth Keepers

The concept of "Change Me" album in 2007, although not my fave album, was indeed a great one. It's about starting to do something with yourself if you want to change the world. A small change will and can change the world. Since then, Leehom has been constantly talking about how to protect the environment in any possible way.

Read some of those proofs of Leehom action to protect the world, here

Leehom "Cuts The Strings" with the help of Mayday's Ashin

Leehom Wang’s latest track “Bo Ya Cuts The Strings (伯牙絕弦)” marks his second collaboration with Ashin of Mayday after "Beside the Plum Blossoms" in 2005. The song was inspired by the famous story of Bo Ya and Ziqi (伯牙與子期) from the Spring and Autumn Period (春秋時代). Leehom had wanted to pen the lyrics himself, but after three days without any sleep or lyrics, he went to Ashin for help. Leehom was apparently so satisfied with the results that he called Ashin a “Genius Contemporary Lyricist”!

In the lyrics of "Bo Ya Cuts The Strings", it described the meeting of musician Bo Ya with his listener Ziqi, in which the latter could understand his music like no other. As the song title suggested, Bo Ya cut the strings off his guqin (a string instrument) after he found out Ziqi has died. The story resumed a thousand years later with the musician playing his melody again, dedicating it to the one who truly understands him.

The story of Bo Ya and Ziqi was also incorporated into Leehom's movie Love in Disguise. He played the role of Bo Ya, while costar Crystal Liu played Ziqi, along with his song "Bo Ya Cuts The Strings" as the movie's theme. In the music video, Leehom transforms himself into a modern day "Bo Ya" who travels back in time in search of "Ziqi". Unfortunately Crystal Liu was busy filming a new film at the time, so the production team found a lookalike that has long hair and plays the Guzheng. But on a closer look, she actually looks more like Sandrine Pinna than Crystal Liu.

Source: Cpopaccess

The official MV

personal note:
Even I've watched the MV, twice ok... I still don't get it. If Leehom is BoYa then why did the lady who cut the string... LOL! Yeaa I usually slow... ahahaah, maybe after a couple of watching. But I really love to see Leehom playing that GuQin. I hope Leehom will post the Vid on his youtube channel and put the English Sub, as usual.

Fans Review: 18 Martial Arts Album

I love this review, it gave me deeper understanding of the album. It's the privilege of being a fan who understand Chinese to be able to appreciate the album more than non-Chinese speaking fans. Gosh.... how I wish I'm expert in Chinese language and culture. I felt a little regret because back in college, I didn't take Chinese Major but English instead.

Source n Credit: Stellar Shadow

1. Dragon Dance
Not exactly what I had imagined a “dragon dance” would sound like. But this is one of the longest album intro I’ve heard so far. Most of it were excerpts of his latest movie, Love in Disguise. As for the actual lyrics part, he’s introducing his new Wushu of Music that’s fresh to our eyes and ears and remind ‘em why ’til the end he don’t quit. Great way to start another volume of his Chinked-out style.

2. 杜 U ♥ Me [Do You Love Me]
The melody starts of similarly as with several k-pop releases lately. This song is also part of his movie. 杜 was used as a play on words as this was the last name of his character, Du Ming Han, and also used as “do” in this song. He’s asking the female protagonist if she loves him. Very catchy yet too repetitive. It’s not his common style either so this is one of his new sounds as he mentioned in Dragon Dance.

3. 十八般武藝 [The 18 Martial Arts]
This song now starts with the Chinked-out style as traditional instruments were used for the intro. He’s saying he’s been away but now he’s back with more. Yes, this is CHINKED-OUT symphony, sent out to the entire world and I hope it does reach new ears this time around. Here’s to hoping people around the world will recognize the 十八般武藝 (idiom: versatility) of Leehom.

4. 你不知道的事 [All The Things You Never Knew]
Another song from the movie, this is the main ballad in the album. The piano melody is what you can always expect from Leehom’s ballads. Along with his powerful emotional vocals, this is the main ballad in the album.

5. 伯牙絕弦 [BoYa Cuts The Strings]
This song is based on a story about BoYa, a man who played a guqin. I had an opportunity to try and translate this song with a friend and I think the lyrics by Mayday’s Ashin and 831′s Ah Pu is just plain genius. They got to incorporate the story and the visuals well into the song. Part of the message says that knowing someone is to know someone’s music. The guqin instrumental at the end still gives me goosebumps whenever I hear it.

6. 柴米油鹽醬醋茶 [Firewood, Rice, Oil, Salt, Soy Sauce, Vinegar, Tea]
The first single off the album. This simple song, along with simple lyrics, written by Vivian Hsu, demonstrated well, the artist’s desire for a simple and normal life. He used the idiom 柴米油鹽醬醋茶, the seven things you need to have each morning (to open the door), which is basically just having the essentials for living. This is one easy song for KTV.

7. 美 [Beauty]
Warning: this song is extremely repetitive. But once you’ve seen the lyrics, you’ll realize that the repetitive “mei” is three different characters. 美 – beauty/beautiful, 媚 – charming, and 妹 – little sister. As with the earlier songs, he used a bit of ancient Chinese legends, The Four Beauties, of which two were mentioned in the song as an example of the beauty he was describing.

8. 需要人陪 [Need Someone By Your Side]
Another emotional ballad with a piano melody. Just by listening to his voice, you’ll know this is such a sad and lonely song. At his age, he might be starting to think that he’ll need to settle down soon so he feels the need to have someone just by his side. (Not too far off with track 6, about wanting a normal life)

9. 天涯海角 [Ends Of The Earth]
From the melody and vocals, this seems a little more hopeful. From being alone, now he has someone he wanted to be with that he’ll travel the Ends Of The Earth for them to be together. I found this song a little more sweet and lighter the the other ballads.

10. 你不知道的事(宋曉青 版本) [All The Things You Never Knew (Song Xiao Qing Version)]
A shorter version of the original song. It sounds more raw and unplugged which makes it sound more emotional. I prefer something as plain/unedited as this song over the more played original.

11. 自己人 [One Of Us]
Leehom ends his album with a special message with the help of some kids from Sierra Leone. Singing glory alleluia amen… African beats add a twist to his usual Chinked-out along with a little violin melody in the background. It makes the song more internationally tuned.

Before the album came out, I was actually expecting a more acoustic album but I wasn’t disappointed in knowing that most of the songs were more upbeat that I’ve expected. He came back with a new style of Chinked-out that’s truly new and refreshing even for long-time fans. As I had an opportunity to translate a few songs with a friend, I’ve discovered a new side of his music, lyrics and more of the legends of ancient China. His dream of having people more exposed to Chinese culture with his music will be easy to realize with this latest album that shows his versatility in the arts.

Leehom Won A Nobel Prize for the MOST ATTRACTIVE MAN 2010!!

When I found the title, I almost jumped off my chair! As if there's even a Nobel Prize for the Most Charming Celebrity, LOL.

The official announcement

The honor of being the winner

The "gaga" all over the continents:
Pls note: for ASIA, I think we will need the whole web to proof.

some jealousy from other male celebrities, of course :)

and Wang Leehom's reaction for the Award he won:

It's pretty hard to fully understand the article as it's in Chinese and Google translated whatever they wanted to translate, but yeaaa... JOKE is a universal language, just like music ... we can laugh at something we dont quite understand. So.... HAHAHAHAHAHA ...

Congratulation Mr. Wang Leehom. If there is such an award, you surely deserve it!

read the full article here 

Love in Disguise Free Gimmick

I have just browsed Our Home Singapore and found out that they are offering a beautiful handbag hanger exclusive for fans club members who preorder Love in Disguise DVD which will be out sometime in September... and I just want it sooooo bad! The preorder ends today :(

But..... I am  a die hard fan who's fighting and striving to get the best collection of my idol (those within my budget, of course LOL!) So, I've sent them an email and surprised! .. They replied me pretty quick like less that an hour. 

So, here I am declaring myself that I officially become one of the owners of that beautiful gift. Ho ho ho ...

As my friend complained about Leehom's picture in the comment, here was it coming from. Not so bad, rite?

Leehom VS Stallone

I always love people who are not afraid of making fun of themselves, laughing at themselves.. to me, that is sexy! And I was not surprised if Leehom is one of them, coz he's just "adorkably sexyyyy" .... yaaayy! I invented new English word. LOL!!

His movie "Love in Disguise" was doing really very well on the first week since it's launched. He's thanking fans and joking that he has to "fight" against Stallone's Expendables this weekend, hopes fans will still support A-De (his character in LID). Niceee ..... and I think it's really him who did the PS! LOL!!

I read there will be some spoofs in Love in Disguise, that he's doing it against himself or against others. Like for example: the gay gossip, the paparazzi, and Du Ming Han doing a toilet's paper ads. I read that he's making fun of celebrities who accept any jobs even a ridiculous one.

Ummm.... btw. I can't really imagine Leehom with a body like that...  uugh! He's better not because he will not be able to move and dance nicely while singing. He won't be able to stand on on one hand either (like he used to) .. the body is too  heavy. And his giant fingers may not be used to play guitar or violin or piano. Maybe just a drum. lol! But on the other hand.... I think it will benefit him. He will not need bodyguards anymore. ahahaaa.. Crazy crowd who are trying to pinch him will get nothing but a stony muscle.

Source: Leehom's FB

Did Leehom Lip-Sync?

Leehom's youtube channel "officialwangeehom" has just uploaded 3 new video of his "18 Martial Art" Press Launch held in Taipei on Aug 13. And there have been a discussion whether he did "lip-sync" in the event. Well, the answer is NO. He did not lip-sync, nor has to lip-sync... He is one of the greatest live singers in the world. He doesn't have to lip-sync. But why those 3 video really look like he did?

It's actually 3 "audio edited video" that had been uploaded. Leehom sang live on the event, but the original voice was replaced with the recorded voice, from the released CD. Oh yeaaah... *sigh of disagreement*

I have 7 points that "officialwangleehom" must not upload an audio-edited video:
  • it's an official channel, the source has to be original and credible. The channel has some sort of "responsibility" to provide the trustworthy quality video to protect Leehom's image.
  • the "edited-vid" is not professionally well-done. I know that his concert DVDs were edited, but I dont mind at all because I know it's for commercial purpose and professionally well-done. They recorded live, along with the conversation, cheers, applauds and fans scream. It's not just a voice over using contents from a released CD.
  • youtube is a free channel. Everyone can watch and comment, sometimes the comments are just irresponsible and ignorant for the whole world to read. So you decide yourself, is it good for Leehom himself?
  • fans who understand that it's an edited vid, have to defend Leehom and posted clarification again and again and again for others who posted a comment like "it's a lip-sync" without reading the other comments first. Ouch, I mean come on! That is not gonna happen if the vid are not uploaded, rite?
  • It's a free live event where everyone came with handycam. For me, it's just a shame if the audio coming from the same event is totally different from one another. It's like cheating, isn't it?
  • And last... Leehom doesn't need it. As I said, he is one of the greatest live singers in the world. His live performances are just as good as the recorded ones and even better because.... he is so damn good in doing improvisation (ad-libs). I collected many of his live performance and noticed that he always sings 1 same song differently. There are just too many proofs on this. Good example are his "WeiYi, Gong Zhuan Zhi Zuan (Revolution)" and most of his hits, he didn't sing them the way he recorded them in the CD. And I love him for that, a lot.
I have no idea whether it's Leehom's idea or not, but I personally think that if it's just a voice over edited video, "officialwangleehom" should not upload it. 

Here are the links to the 3 Video from Leehom's channel:
Part One (18 Martial Arts)  |  Part Two (Bo Ya)  |  Part Three (All the Things You Never Knew)

And here are the fan vid video to compare the singing :

18 Martial Arts

Bo Ya Cuts the String

All the Things You Never Knew

18 Martial Arts - Album Review

Unlike other fans who think Leehom’s new album "18 Martial Arts" is not that good, I, on the contrary love it so much. I mean, I love all the tracks of the album. So, I’m giving it 9 out of 10. And this is my first album writing ever since I become Leehom’s fan 4 years ago. I’m not someone who is expert on music let alone review it. It’s just from a personal point and for a sharing purpose only.

From some source that I found and limitedly understand, coz mostly in Chinese translated using Google translation, I read that Leehom continues his Chinked-Out Style with different approach. His “Shangrila” was using Tibet traditional music instrument. “Heroes of Earth” was using Peking Opera music. And this time, Leehom tried “Chinese classical music” and coined them with some modern sounds. And it’s a super well done!

01. Dragon Dance
It's a genius track. I dont know how many surprises he put into one song. Several different vocals from singing, talking, rapping, whispering, there's a female voice too, even one that sounds like somebody who's annoyingly sobbing. I don’t think all voices in this track is Leehom's only voice, but if it is... wow! his skill of impersonating others voice is really great. The music is awesome, sounds modern but mixed with traditional Chinese music instrument. The only thing's lacking is that it's too short. ENCORE! ENCORE!

02. 杜 U ♥ Me (Du U Love Me)
It's a very catchy song, very easy to like. This track shocked me the most, because I never thought I would like this song so much. I have always preferred Leehom's ballad, but for this one... it definitely wins over his beautiful ballad "Firewood, Rice...." It reminds me of his "Doll" in "Heartbeat", a playful song that sticks in your head. “Do you love me? Do you want me? Do do do do do, do do do do .... you love me??” YES I DO, LEEHOM!! I LOVE YOU, SO MUCH.

03. 十八般武艺 Shi Ba Ban Wu Yi (18 Martial Arts)
OMG! He did it again. Leehom proves himself once again as the master of chinked-out. I dont know what kind of traditional Chinese music instrument Leehom used in this track, but it sounds like I was watching a classical kung fu movie, just like watching Jacky Chan doing his drunken kungfu style. Although personally I think Heroes of Earth is better, but I love this song too. I love how he blends that classical sound with modern beat of an electric drum. A small note: the way Leehom sings "heeeeiy...." aarrghh... I’m just melting.

04. 你不知道的事 Ni Bu Zhi Dao De Shi (All the Things You Never Knew)
What can say? The first time Leehom shared the first 48 second of the song thru his FB, I'm already in love with it. It's like magic. The more I listen, the more I'm drawn to it. I'm so thankful to God who has let Leehom created such a beautiful beautiful song. it's just too perfect, the piano, the guitar, the background orchestra, the voice. Everything is perfect. Ok Ok... I will say no more. It's so easy to understand that everybody will love this song too.

The official MV, with English sub by Leehom

05. 伯牙绝弦 Bai Ya Jue Xian
It's the fifth tracks.. and so far I don’t have any complain yet. Not with this song too. I love it! It sounds like an easy listening song, but actually it has rich unique musical instrument that is composed and played beautifully. Leehom is just genius, and his voice is the best compliment to this song. Toward the end, at first I thought it's a bit annoying with that harpa (it's called "qin"), but as I listened more and more... again, it is actually beautifully arranged, composed and played.

06. 柴米油盐酱醋茶 Chai Mi You Yan Jiang Cu Cha (Daily Necessities in Life)
I notice a lot of people think that this song is too simple. But when there are so many others who are touched by and cried because of it... is it still too simple? Leehom has successfully conveyed an important message thru this song. Simple thing can really touch your heart. At first, I didn't really like it, I even complained about the way he sings "Wei wo men xian zai bu zai jia" on the second verse. But when I understand the meaning.. I agree with Leehom, it can be sang that way. He's genius. And after a few listening, it really grew on me.. On his youtube channel I commented that Leehom has transformed words "Firewood, Rice, Vinegar, Oil and tea" into a very beautiful song... Plus, the MV is also very good. So, yeah... it's great job!

The Official MV with English Sub by Leehom

07. 美 Mei
I don’t understand why this can be least fave track for some fans. To me, it's another catchy track that's been haunting my head and never fails to make my body and head move along with the melody. When they say it's too simple, is it because the lyric? I mean, almost the whole song Leehom just goes "ni ce me mei, ni ce me mei..." again and again. I'm sure the spelling is wrong (Lol) and I dont know the meaning either. But it's a nice song, it's a super nice song.

08. 需要人陪 Xu Yao Ren Pei
Another nice ballad, but I have to say that this song probably is not my fave ballad of the album. To me it's just too ordinary, nothing too special about it. I think, Leehom can produce song like this easily, like 10 songs in a day.. maybe. Lol. But I read many fans love it.. so I guess I've missed something here. Could it be the meaning? Any rough translation, please?

09. 天涯海角 Tian Ya Hai Jiao
I'm totally blown away .... I dont think I have ever felt like this with any of his latest ballad songs, except with “Trust and Losing You”. It’s his voice that makes this song so beautiful. It’s so soulful, so deep with emotion, an emotion I don’t understand.. but I believe it’s a sad feeling. I love this song so very very much. It’s a song that makes me fall in love with Leehom each and every single time I listen to it. I wish I can get the English translation soon.

10. 你不知道的事 (宋晓青版本) Ni Bu Zhi Dao De Shi (Song Xiao Qing Ban Ben)
Short version of All the things You Never Knew. I personally think this version is much more sadder than the previous one. Leehom always knows how to sing sad song so good. I think that is one of his dozens specialties.

11. 自己人 Zi Ji Ren
Wohooo! The first line is something I never expected coming from Leehom’s song. Is it a religious song? I dont know. But the violin part is so good and the whole song is also nice to listen to. A bit like reggee, a bit like an an African country music too, I think. However, I have to admit that this my least fave track from the album.  REVISED : after hearing to this song more, I really love it. It's not my least fave track anymore. And, aaaarghh... I can't choose which one that I dont like. I love all the tracks!

Just a note, please try to listen to Leehom songs using a headphone. We will appreciate the so many eclectic and unique sounds he put into one. And we can also enjoy his flawless voice, including a better sound of his soft sighs and other adlibs words like “oooh, yeah, hooo, heiiy, hmmm, uuuuh....., owoowoo...” that have been his trademark in all of his songs.

Let's visit some websites that show us the so many types of Chinese Instrument:
String Instrument
26 Traditional Chinese Instruments

18 Martial Arts Album Launch - Taipei

Some pictures and a great news to share from the event held in Aug 13, 2010

Quoted from Asian Fanantics:

Leehom new album 十八般武藝 [18 Martial Arts] reached no.1 spot in Taiwan G-Music Billboard in just 1 day after released..That's amazing as people usually release album on every Friday to accumulate sales til the next Friday..But Leehom release it on Thursday and reached the 1st spot the next day with 9.37% in whole Taiwan and 17.15% for Mandarin Albums Only sales..Congratulations to Leehom

onleehom 王力宏 | TNB