The New 'Oppas' Of Meteor Garden's F4 Are Totally Gorgeous

7 Nov 2017 by Johanna Teo

Are you ready for what’s arguably the hottest version of F4? 

Another year, another Meteor Garden remake. One of the most popular manga adaptations to date, the aforementioned drama is just one of the many many versions that have been released – Taiwan’s Meteor Garden, the eponymous Hana Yuri Dango, Korea’s Boys Over Flowers, and at least three other ‘inspired’ variations. And it’s starting to seem like the film industry has collectively decided that every generation needs an F4 to swoon over, because 2018’s cast of ultra rich heartthrobs totally fit the bill. 

Photos: Harper’s Bazaar China

Appearing on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar China for the very first time, the new F4 – comprising Darren Chen, Connor Leong, Caesar Wu and Dylan Wang – quelled the speculations that’ve been running ever since Meteor Garden 2018’s producer, Angie Chai (who was also at the helm of 2001’s production) announced the remake. There’s no word yet on who’s set to play which character, but one thing’s for sure: with each episode budgeted at NT$15 million, which costs roughly 3,000% times an episode of the original series, the pressure is on for these up-and-coming actors.

Darren Chen


Our prime pick for Dao Ming Si/ Gu Jun Pyo, 22-year-old Darren Chen is a Taiwanese actor who most recently played the second lead role in a 2016 web drama titled Proud of Love

Connor Leong 


Sporting bad boy looks that could fit Xi Men/So Yi Jung, this 23-year-old triple threat was a regular on an idol reality show and has had a few minor acting roles prior to landing this gig. 

Dylan Wang 


We can’t quite decide if Dylan could play Mei Zuo/Song Woo Bin or F4 leader Dao Ming Si/Gu Jun Pyo. After all, he has the chiselled good looks for both characters, albeit having an air of nonchalance that befits F4’s resident casanova. Alternatively, Dylan could also play the mysterious Hua Ze Lei/Yoon Ji Hoo… Needless to say, this 19-year-old is a definite wild card. 

Caesar Wu


It might be the curls and boyish smile, but Caesar Wu kinda reminds us of Harry Styles back during his X Factor days… And he seems to be relatively new on the scene, with little to no info about him on the Internet. Could we be looking at F4’s knight in shining armour, Hua Ze Lei/Yoon Ji Hoo? 

Shen Yue


No prizes for guessing who this doe-eyed beauty plays in Meteor Garden 2018! 20-year-old Shen Yue’s a new kid on the block (like the rest of her cast mates) with a starring role in A Love So Beautiful. We can’t wait to see how she’ll bring out Shan Cai/Jan Di’s fiesty personality! 

Which is your favourite version F4? Tell us in the comment section!

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Sam Smith might be known for his soulful ballads, but he sure knows how to belt a pop jam too.

Fresh off the release of his sophomore album The Thrill Of It All, Sam Smith took to the latest edition of The Late Late Show With James Corden‘s beloved segment Carpool Karaoke to remind us why we fell in love with him in the first place. Between pitch perfect renditions of emotional cuts like ‘I’m Not The Only One’ and his latest single ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’, the British crooner dished on everything from his noticeably slimmer frame to his opinion of the hottest celeb (the answer is Ryan Gosling btw). 

But when elaborating on his dream wedding – which includes a pre-nuptial funeral for his “single self” and guests dressed in all-black before unveiling white outfits – Sam also revealed that the march-in song of his choice would be Fifth Harmony’s scorcher, ‘Work From Home’. Lest we forget James Corden’s knack for landing guests literally wherever and whenever, the host made a quick call. And lo and behold, the fabulous foursome showed up, greeting an ecstatic Sam who couldn’t believe his luck. 

Cue the bubbling synths of ‘Work From Home’ and it’s like the girl group had it’s original lineup of five members, with Sam taking charge – ad-libs, hand gestures and all. We always knew Sam Smith had diva-worthy vocals, but we’ve never seen him unleash his inner diva quite like this! Sam even commemorated their surprise meet-up with an Instagram post captioned “That moment when all your carpool karaoke dreams come true”. Hmm… could this be a sign of a collaboration in the works? We sure hope so!


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Watch the full Carpool Karaoke segment and listen to Sam Smith’s latest album below: 

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TWICE is officially the fastest K-pop girl group to reach 40 million views after releasing their MV for ‘Likey’! Fresh off their latest album Twicetagram, here are 9 moments from the MV that we totally heart (like).

Filmed in Vancouver, TWICE’s ‘Likey’ MV has no shortage of Instagram-worthy backdrops, stunning visuals and #WardrobeGoals. And with its peppy bubblegum pop beat, it’s no wonder this song has helped the powerhouse girl group break YouTube records in only six days and 17 hours – we recap our favourite MV moments! 

When TWICE Brought Us Back In Time

 ‘Likey’ starts out with Jihyo throwing her ’90s inspired locker open and fishing out a camcorder, giving us an ironic blast to the past considering the song’s all about smiling for the cam and pressing hearts – you know, millennial-type things. 

Going ‘Behind The Scenes’ 

Showing us a glimpse of an average day in TWICEland, this scene has a ‘home video’ treatment that makes our favourite girls that much more relatable. You see Sana dancing around goofily, Tzuyu giving aegyo and even a peek of Mina feeding fowl friends. Ah, we likey. 

That Hilarious Makeover 

‘Likey’ has TWICE singing about dolling up with BB cream and lip stick (not that they need it), but here we see Momo getting a ‘makeover’, courtesy of her mischievous group mates. A pencil here, a plastic tiara there… Voila! She’s ready to impress her date. 

TWICE’s K-pop Dance Cover Fever 

Making use of the camcorder once again, the girls set forth filming their very own dance routine in a way that’s probably very familiar to all the K-pop dance cover fans. We’re talking handheld, alternating angles and perfectly synchronised beats – TWICE is so ready for their closeup! 

When They Cemented Yet Another Signature Move

TWICE has become famous for their ‘TT’ move, and the girls have incorporated yet another letter: ‘L’, presumably for ‘Likey’ along with it, ensuring that dance-challenged fans can bop easily along to their moves. Plus, we totally adore the pastel basketball-themed area that the girls are dancing in! 

That “I Need This Dress” Look

The 2017’s take on Audrey Hepburn’s iconic Breakfast at Tiffany’s scene, we see Jungyeon nonchalantly skating by (as she had been doing all over town), only to stop short when something in the storefront catches her eye. Only fellow shopaholics will understand that electrifying feeling of spotting the perfect dress! 

When TWICE Dropped The Beat

Who says TWICE is all sugar and no spice? ‘Likey’ showed off the girls’ rapping talents and added an extra edge to the synth-pop laden tune – we have no idea how TWICE managed to deliver ‘dem rhymes while still looking super cute while at it. 

Those Fiery Momo Moves 

Fans have showered praise on Momo for her ‘Likey’ dance solo and we’re cheering on with them! But what else can we expect from the member who helped create this sizzling dance routine? 

Bonus: When Dahyun Brought Back The Dab

Dabbing is a move that honestly belongs back in 2016, but Dahyun’s effortless move (while flanked by the rest of the TWICE members) has us wondering if it’s officially cool again. 

Congratulations to TWICE and ONCEs for breaking the YouTube record! What are your favourite songs off TWICE’s discography? Tell us in the comment section! 

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Here Are All The Music Acts Coming To Town This November

3 Nov 2017 by Chew Hui Ling

Just when you thought 2017 couldn’t get any better for avid concertgoers, November welcomes yet another massive lineup of fresh faces to support and new gigs to attend. From Ed Sheeran to Harry Styles, SHINee to Red Velvet, get ready to snap up those tickets!

Park Seo Joon

Park Seo Joon Singapore

With a slew of hit K-dramas under his belt, the Fight For My Way actor is undeniably the heartthrob of the moment. And if you’re reading this as of 3 November, chances are you’re already breathing the same air as oppa! Fans are in for a treat during the fanmeeting as you’ll not only be blessed by his glorious vocals, but also get the chance to get upclose and personal with the man himself.

Park Seo Joon Live “Guess Who?” in Singapore
Date: 4 November 2017, 7pm
Venue: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa
Tickets from $158, www.sistic.com.sg

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran Singapore

Sheerios went into panic mode when our favourite gingerhead broke his arm back in mid-October, which caused many to wonder if the ‘Shape of You’ singer would be continuing the Asian legs of his tour. Great news: the Singapore show will be going on as scheduled! Although a part of us were glad that it wasn’t cancelled, we do hope he’s healthy enough to perform…

Ed Sheeran Live in Singapore (Sold out)
Date: 11 and 12 November 2017, 8pm
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium



Power to the ladies! Hot on the heels of her latest EP Lune Rogue, Cali-based femme DJ TOKiMONSTA (also known as Jennier Lee) is set to bring her sultry blend of moonlit music to the Overeasy decks, alongside all-girls collective ATTAGIRL.

Moonbeats Asia Presents: TOKiMONSTA
Date: 18 November 2017, 11pm
Venue: Overeasy Orchard
Tickets from $35, www.moonbeats.asia

Harry Styles

Harry Styles Singapore

We all know that the Brit crooner adores his fans – from stopping his London gig midway to help a fan who was having a panic attack, to standing up for the LGBTQ community at the San Francisco stop, it’s safe to say that attending a Harry Styles concert will truly be one for the memories, and we’re sure the former 1D member’s upcoming show in Singapore is no exception.

Harry Styles Live On Tour Singapore (Sold out)
Date: 23 November 2017, 8pm
Venue: The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre


POND Singapore

If indie pop is more your thing, you’ll certainly dig this long-awaited set from POND – think psychedelic synths, melancholic guitar riffs and brooding lyricism off their seventh LP The Weather. Homegrown musician The Analog Girl will be joining the Aussie rockers onstage.

POND Live in Singapore
Date: 23 November 2017, 8pm
Venue: Esplanade Annexe Studio
Tickets from $78, www.sistic.com.sg


HYUKOH Singapore

When you’ve got an indie outfit that knocks even K-pop powerhouses like Girls’ Generation and BIGBANG off the charts, you know their stuff is pretty legit. And we’re calling it: if you haven’t already heard of ’em, HYUKOH’s gonna be your new favourite K-band. Soak up their infectious surf-rock tunes live in concert, and you’ll see what we mean.

HYUKOH Live in Singapore
Date: 24 November 2017, 8pm
Venue: [email protected]
Tickets from $98, www.apactix.com

SHINee & Red Velvet

Shilla Beauty Concert SHINee Red Velvet Singapore

Couldn’t get enough of SHINee and Red Velvet during their last visit for the Music Bank world tour back in August? Fortunately, Shawols and ReVeluvs won’t have to wait long as the two SM groups will be heading back for a one-night-only concert on the 24th. Psst… if you’ve yet to get your tickets, we have a giveaway coming right up so keep a lookout for that!

Shilla Beauty Concert
Date: 24 November 2017, 8pm
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre Hall 601-604
For more info, visit concert.shilladutyfree.com

MØ Singapore

You probably know her name from the chart-topping collaboration of ‘Cold Water’ featuring Justin Bieber and Major Lazer, but the Danish singer-songwriter proves that she can hold her own just as well. Don’t miss the indie darling’s first ever show in Singapore as she brings the Zouk roof down with her unique brand of electropop.

MØ Live in Singapore
Date: 26 November 2017, 7pm
Venue: Zouk Singapore
Tickets from $88, www.ticketbox.sg


alt-J Singapore

Following a successful performance at The Coliseum in 2015, it’s about time the English indie trio makes their way back to our alt-J-lovin’ shores. Expect a dizzying night of eargasmic ditties and thematic stylings off their ambitious third studio album Relaxer.

alt-J Live in Singapore
Date: 29 November 2017, 8.30pm
Venue: Esplanade Theatre
Tickets from $88, www.apactix.com

But hey, don’t be too dejected if you can’t make it to these events – we’ll be dishing out live updates on our socials so be sure to follow @TeenageMagazine on Instagram and Twitter!

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Heads up: The Weeknd and Selena Gomez have called it quits, and Justin Bieber is officially back in the ‘Wolves’ singer’s life.

It’s been a confusing week for fans of Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and The Weeknd. The latter pair reportedly broke off their 10-month relationship a few days before media reports of Justin and Selena’s friendly reconciliation started streaming in. The exes have since been spotted together on numerous occasions this week, from going to brunch to taking cosy bike rides and showing up at JB’s hockey game together. And according to US Weekly, #Jelena is definitely a thing now. 


“Selena and Justin are back together,” an ‘insider source’ revealed to US Weekly, “Selena and The Weeknd just fizzled and ended amicably — it wasn’t dramatic and it wasn’t about Justin. But Selena always had feelings for Justin. Her friends want her to be cautious because she has been in such a good place post-surgery.” 


Sel’s friends aren’t the only ones who want the Disney alum to stay on her toes. While Selena, Justin and even The Weeknd has stayed mum on the situation, netizens have had a mixed bag of reactions to Justin and Selena’s reunion, ranging from cracking “Call Dua Lipa!” jokes to straight up reactivating the #Jelena ship that died along with their (what seemed like the final) breakup three years ago. 

Are you riding on the Jelena ship? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section! 

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