Dilraba opens up, and what is a Booting Ceremony? [Chinese Entertainment Update]

Dilraba opens up, and what is a Booting Ceremony? [Chinese Entertainment Update]

Hi guys, Marcus here and welcome to Chinese
Entertainment Update October 11th 2019 edition. Make sure to watch till the end where for
your convenience I do a recap of all the dramas with premiere dates. In this edition, what is a booting ceremony?
and Dilraba opens up, but first.. Love in Shanghai
is an upcoming modern drama starring Victoria Song, Zhang Jianing, Li Chun and Selina Jade. The drama tells the story of four career-minded
women and the problems they face in their career and love lives. Their male counterparts are played by Zheng
Kai, Tony Yang, Wang Yaoqing and Huang Zheng. The drama is slated for 36 episodes and held
it’s booting ceremony in August so it will be a while before it gets released. Speaking of booting ceremonies, I have been
asked on many occasions, what exactly are those? Great question! I speak of booting ceremonies so often that I’ve never stopped to think maybe some people aren’t familiar with what they are. Well simply put they are like a small opening
ceremonies held on the first day of filming. The cast and crew are all in attendance and
they burn incense and offer a prayer for a smooth shoot. They will also unveil the cameras which are
initially covered with red cloth. There are red banners, red cloth, red carpets,
pretty much red everywhere – it’s a symbol of luck and happiness. It’s also serves as a great marketing opportunity
for the production as usually the stars will be there for the media to take photos. I’ve been to a couple of small ones for Chinese
productions here in Vancouver but never a full fledged booting ceremony
in China. I would love to go to one though, they can
be quite the party atmosphere. On the topic of booting ceremonies, I introduced
Cecilia Liu’s comeback drama My Dear Selfin a previous video and
spoke about how low key it was. Well it now has an official Weibo page and
released these booting ceremony stills. The drama’s English title is now To Dear Myself. It’s is a female-centric story about three
women, played by Cecilia Liu, Adi Kan and Chen Miqi
and their troubled romances and careers. Their male counterparts are played by Zhu
Yilong, Peng Guanying and Li Zefeng. Ding Hei, who helmed Nothing Gold Can Stay,
directs. And still sticking with topic of booting ceremonies,
here’s a drama that recently started shooting. Don’t Lie to Your Lover
is an upcoming modern drama starring Liang Jie and Xin Yunlai. It is based on the comic of the same name
and they held their booting ceremony yesterday October 10th. The drama tells the story of a girl who loses
her job and relationship in one unfortunate night. She then lands a new job at an architecture
company but is tasked with having to constantly lie for her boss. I haven’t the seen the trailer or the comic
but this has got comedy written all over it. It is produced by one of Hong Kong’s finest
directors Gordon Chan. Liang Jie is probably best known for her The
Eternal Love series with Xing Zhaolin. This is Xin Yunlai’s first lead role in a
drama. He recently had a supporting role in Waiting
For You In The Future. And now a rundown of some dramas that have
premiere dates. All I Want For Love Is You
is a youth drama starring Lu Zhaohua and Liu Yuhan
and it premiered earlier today. It tells the story of a martial arts and action
loving girl who studies hard to get into the same school as her crush, a book smarts guy
who wants to major in medicine. In university, they get into hilarious situations
and fall in love over time. I watched the trailer and it totally reminded
me of A Love So Beautiful with Shen Yue and Hu Yitian. If you enjoyed that drama, then this one might
be your cup of tea. It is available on Youtube. The Gravity of a Rainbow
is an upcoming modern drama starring Godfrey Gao and Xuan Lu
and it is slated for an October 16th premiere. The drama tells the story of a girl who, on
her search for her soulmate, falls in love with a young professor. However, her mother is against it and wants
her to marry the son of wealthy family friend instead. Not the most original story but we’ll see
what they can bring to it. It will be available Tencent and probably
on Youtube too. Dilraba opens up and gets emotional on a Chinese
travel show. Feel the World is a Chinese travel show where
guest stars go to different destinations and live life like a local. Dilraba starred in an episode in season 2
where she traveled to Greece and stayed with an elderly couple. In one of the scenes, she watched as the elderly
woman prepares lunch and she got emotional. When she spoke to the camera she said, “Seeing
the grandpa and grandma’s happy lifestyle and tasting this familiar taste
made me feel like I was at home. ..whenever I see elderly people, I will think
about my grandmother”. She continued, “My grandmother was a very
quiet person. ..when she became ill, the whole neighborhood,
a few hundred people went to see her.. except me”. It’s been reported that Dilraba’s grandmother
fell ill in 2014 during the time she filmed Diamond Lover. She wasn’t able to take the time off to pay
respects to her grandmother for one last time. Whether she was denied permission or whether
she decided on her own not to hold up production is unclear,
but she soldiered on with filming. If you search “Feel the World Dilraba”, you
can find links to the episode on Youtube. It would take incredible circumstances to
stop me from saying goodbye to someone I love, especially a family member. That said, I’m not in Dilraba’s shoes so I’m
not going to speak like I know what she was going through. It was obviously an agonizing decision. On film sets, situations like this can be
hard to deal with especially if you’re a lead actor because they can’t simply replace
you, they have to completely shut down the days
of work, as oppose to say an office job where they can keep operating. If you ever find yourself in a dilemma like
this, here’s one way of looking at it. Think of what the person who you’re saying
goodbye to will honestly want you to do. Some who will absolutely want you to be there
with them and some will be stoic and they will insist that you
stay at work or that you sit for that exam. Whatever happens after, at least you have
the peace of mind of knowing that you made the decision with that person in mind. And now a quick recap of the dramas with premiere
dates. All I Want For Love Is You 满满喜欢你
premiered on October 10th. The Gravity of a Rainbow 彩虹的重力 will
premiere on October 16th. So that’s it for today guys but while I have
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Comments (54)

  1. I literally stopped my comic for this video lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  2. Holly cricket..! Chines drama are coming up and I got no time😭 but I'm going to watch no matter what it takes.. Again thanks mascur..I'll Never ever loose your channel… Marcus when will the' hot blood' will come out? πŸ‘πŸ’ž

  3. God bless you. I love it. Great job Marcus.

  4. As you said it well, we will never really know the situation about Dilraba not visiting her granny when she was dying… But I hate to see her cry! Thanks again for the great job Marcus πŸ˜‰

  5. Marcus hello!
    I certainly like your videos very much.
    but it is a lot of information that I may not be able to see, because still, some do not come out, and others are in transmission hahaha
    but as always thanks!
    Have a nice weekend β–ˆβ†„

  6. Hi Marcus, is there any new drama/movie for Elvis Han? I liked him in Secret of the Three Kingdoms and would love to see him again, perhaps in another costume drama/movie.

  7. Hi Marcus, happy weekend, the story you share about Dilraba, brought a tear to my eye, what ever her reason was, she is left with a sadness that only she would feel, nostalgia most for a lost love.

    I couldn't find 'your secret' with English subs, even with vpn, so I'm putting it on hold, in the meantime, I got a new tvbox I'm playing with πŸ˜‰. Have a wonderful blessed weekend and Cheers πŸ₯‚β€οΈπŸŒΉ

  8. Thank you for the nice video again πŸ₯° also poor Reba 😒 that made me emotional

  9. I love your advice and will keep it in mind if I ever be in that situation.

  10. Hi Marcus ❀ thanks for ur updating 😍
    Pls where can i watch jade dynasty

  11. I love your comment about Dilraba's situation. It is such a positive comment, which nowdays so hard to find.

  12. Thank you dear for the updates. I'm glad Liang Jie will have a new drama. I kind of missed her since the Eternal Love I and II.

    As for Raba's situation, I feel for her. Way back 2015, I was still working in a hospital and it might not be known to some but during Christmas season, we don't get to spend it with our families (lucky ones do, we do shift raffles so, if you've drawn O, you're good, but if not, better luck next year) 🀣 usually, it's all hands on deck because it's "peak season" imagine, fire cracker injuries, stray bullets and drinking gone wrong, stuff like that. I was with the E. R team then, my mom called to say that my grandfather was having another attack, but I failed to answer because of what's going on with the hospital. To make things worse, I was on duty for 36 hrs. Unfortunately, my grandfather is a devout Muslim (I'm not, I followed my mom's religion) so, the moment I arrived home, he was already buried.

    At the surface, no one really blamed me, however, I had this one cousin – do note that I'm not close with her🀣- she was actually gossiping behind my back. The only consolation was that, her parents took my side and b*tch slap her with the truth.

    Praying for both Raba and her grandmother and loved ones as well. Death is always only painful to those who are left behind. Her grandma will definitely understand, that's how grannies are. ❀️ Again, thank you very much dear, Marcus. ❀️

  13. All I want in love is you ,,,,where I can watch it Marcus please it's kinda cute story,,

  14. love dramas are all good but I just wish when they make doctor dramas or crime dramas(or other types) it would not be warped into a love drama

  15. Hi Marcus thanks for ur updates.. For i really love da u update dramas ad i love ur voice thx for ur hardwork πŸ™πŸ™

  16. Coincidentally Im currently watching Diamond Lover on Netflix and it's a pretty good romcom

  17. @Marcus sim so I just found out that The Wolf will be out on Netflix on December 31 of this year. Is this fact or fake news?

  18. Thanks for the update Marcus.

  19. Liangji is the type of actress who really draws out the best of her co actor. She's very charming and charismatic and also a lot of fun.

  20. Is it true that Dilreba and Xiao Zhan will star in THE MIRROR TWIN CITIES? I just saw a video about it but don't know if it's true..

  21. Thanks πŸ‘πŸ˜GOD BLESS YOU

  22. Wow that modern drama looks great!

  23. Thanks very much for the INFO Marcus
    Current ones watching
    Love is deep episode 20/40
    Santorium for love episode 7/12
    His girlfriend episode 6
    Chong ming wei episode 1/24
    The weaver episode 1/37

    Cheers drama time

  24. Hi Marcus, I’m a new subscriber to your YouTube channel, just kind of curious how you can speak both English and Chinese so well, are you Canadian born Chinese?

  25. I didn't know what booting ceremony was. Love both Cecilia Liu and Dilraba.

  26. I hope Dilraba will have peace at heart soon. Thanks for the updates,Marcus! Always something interesting.

  27. Your the best dood … Your so sweet…

  28. personally, i'm one of those cranky people who would yell at my love ones for taking time off to see me die. i would want some peace and quiet before i leave this world.

  29. did the modern drama starring the reunion of liang jie and xin zhao lin finished shooting? would be nice to know when it premiers.

  30. i just watched the first episode of 'all i want for love is you.' the combination of wuxia-like actions and modern elements is a good mix. i think i will continue watching it to see where it's going. i love the interaction between the father and daughter.

  31. If I ever find myself in the same kind of situation like D, I will remember yo words Marcus….

  32. Hi marcusπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹how are you?
    Thanks as always! ❀❀❀
    Well,we have ups and down in life and sometimes we cannot control the circumstances and even the situations coming to our lives Dilraba has a reason that's why she became an emotionalπŸ’” and good for her she has the courage and strength to open up about it and sometimes it's a way to burst the pain for someone you miss in heaven πŸ’”β€

    PS: Do you any news about jackie chan lately?
    Take care!
    Go bless!

  33. I have not been a fan of Dilraba’s acting (no hate please, just my opinion), but she is a beautiful lady. Like you said, only she knows what led her to the decision she made. Wish the best for her. πŸ’—

  34. I love and respect for the advice u shared, Marcus. Thank u. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œ

  35. Kia ora Marcus, thanks for explaining the depth of theπŸ€™πŸ’‹πŸ€ "Booting" ceremonies. It feels like the Chinese really engage in the emotional and traditional need to bring a good solid start to a movie or drama to ensure it's successful. Māori kind of have the same feel where we have huge karakia (Prayer with traditional practices) gatherings to bless a new project, building, job, all sorts of reasons. Always followed by food and sometimes drinks lol. πŸ’₯πŸ’£πŸ’₯Your so in tune with Dilraba's πŸ’•loss re grandmother's passing…your advice regarding paying last respects is spot on πŸ‘…you really have a great insight into people.πŸ’– Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and I'm still waiting for you to sing πŸ’Žagain. Much love for this awesome episode β€πŸ’›πŸ’šox

  36. Just wanted to let you know I caught an ad for Princess Agents on a local TV network here in the country of Peru (we're in South America in case some people don't know their geography that well). It immediately reminded me of how it's suddenly not available on Youtube. I'm unsure whether they have sold the rights just here or if they're selling the drama to multiple worldwide markets. Nonetheless, I think it's safe to say them taking it off Youtube has to do with the rights being sold to a third party.

    Received info that drama SWORD DYNASTY TO AIR IN NOVEMBER 2019


  38. Good to see there’s other country people interested in Chinese dramas.

  39. Hi Marcus, What do we do to change the English translation of the name of Chinese dramas?
    I have no idea how they do it but they rarely seem to get it right.
    The sub titles have mistakes as well but at least if the title could be made to sound right in every sense of the word it would make the English speaking public heave a sigh of relief.
    I don't mind helping with suggestions?
    Eg: Princess Agents …..
    I guess the correct title should have been "Prince's Agents"

  40. What happened to β€˜My Mowgli’ ending? I didn’t like the ending? It was sad 😒. Yang Zi & Ma Tian Yu.

  41. Thank you for your nice complementing about Diliraba, We love her so much ❀😘 So sad about what happen to her beloved grandma 😒 she wasn't able to visited her for the last time πŸ˜”πŸ˜’ Keep strong and have faith our Queen Diliraba ❀ Solid fans are all here for you to support, defend, care and love you unconditionally 😘😘😘 God bless you always ❀

  42. Omg my iPad auto uploaded with 4 modern drama
    All I want for love
    Lucky's first love
    Ji qing De su yue
    Adventurous romance

  43. To all wuxia drama lovers
    CHINA TIME 1900 hours

    Drama plot developments
    The princess to marry to a foreign Prince.initially lots of disagreements and quarrels.She used her Chui min su to let the Prince recalled the past……………

    Cheers great and EXCITING drama time

  44. Hi marcus!!! Am back!!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜„πŸ˜Ž haven't commented in a while, I've been a little busy but am glad to resume again!!😎😎😊☺. Like the background and loved this update, especially how you explain booting ceremony, also I feel sorry for dilraba that see couldn't see her grandma before she passed πŸ˜―πŸ˜” but I hope she feels better but anyway thanks for this update as always ur the best!😎😊.

  45. Dear Marcus,beside updating, you are giving very good advises too.Good job n chapoo to u.Thank u.

  46. So many modern dramas. Bleh..CCP must be celebrating their own booting ceremony…on costume dramas

  47. Dilraba was the best part about Diamond Lover. In the beginning of her part she was nondescript and uninteresting. Then suddenly it was like she had a fire lit within her and she outshone everyone else after that. She was amazing, although the price for her performance was high. I am quite sure her grandmother understood, but that doesn’t mean Dilraba’s pain was any less.

  48. oo sht im from vancouver too!

  49. Or they can make you charter go to America or visit their dead grandmother

  50. Pleaseee do you know something about TLTW the pillow book??

  51. Will dilireba, ever marry a han chinese actor or guy ?! Well, I don' t think so, considering she is an uyghur gurl, after all !! πŸ€”πŸ˜£πŸ˜₯πŸ˜πŸ’πŸ’‘πŸ‘ͺπŸ’«πŸ‘°πŸš«πŸ‘²πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³

  52. moslem.uyghurs & han chinese, is very rarely intermarried, each others !! I don' t think dili, has the guts, to be an exception, to that rules , custom & bigoted tradition !! lol…πŸ€”πŸ˜£πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚πŸ’”πŸ’”

  53. That advice about handing passing of family was very insightful. Thank you

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