What We All Want: Milestones, Smut, and Shahrukh Khan

November 6, 2009 at 1:26 am 6 comments

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SRK forgets to wear a shirt

Holy cow! After less than a year of existence this blog reached  100,000 hits this week. Coincidentally, this week also marked Shahrukh Khan’s 44th birthday, which is only significant because SRK is one of the main reasons for the healthy traffic on this site. Along with fellow semi-naked movie star Edison Chen, SRK’s posts have received fully one-quarter of the total visits to this blog. Nothing like a little celebrity skin to draw an audience–

Interestingly enough, the next-most-popular posts are about the Star Trek reboot and the Tiananmen Square tank man, so it’s not just thrill-seekers stopping by. Other popular search topics are fairly diverse, including Kinatay, Brillante Mendoza’s controversial new flick, asiansartmuseum’s parody website Lord, It’s The Samurai, the late Pinoy poet Al Robles, and President Obama’s brother-in-law Konrad Ng.

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Good friends Edison Chen & Bobo Chun, naked, 2007

But the double-barreled combination of a starkers Badshaah of Bollywood and Edison Chen’s sexual escapades are the all-time hit kings here on this site. Considering the popularity of on-line porn, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that people would be so fascinated with looking at their favorite actors in the altogether. When I started blogging it wasn’t my intention to be a way station for pictures of bare-assed Asian movie stars, and I don’t think I’ve catered to that need too flagrantly, but I’ll take the traffic however it comes.

Probably only a fraction of the flesh-seekers explore the site any further but I’d like to think that I’ve lured a couple unwary readers into my clutches with promises of semi-nude celebrities, then pried open their brains and poured in some radical knowledge. For me one of the great joys of blogging is throwing my random thoughts up on the web, without knowing how they’ll be received or who’s going to come across them, then seeing how they play out. I have to say that I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.

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There's a new sheriff in town, Francis Ng, Fierce West Wind, 2010

PS: Just because I can, here’s a nice picture of Francis Ng in his upcoming movie Fierce West Wind. He plays a bounty hunter in what looks like a classic Eastern Western. Cowboy Francis! Be still, my heart–

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  • 1. Ed Waffle  |  November 6, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Having been lured here by the insanely enticing combination of Francis Ng, Shahrukh Khan Konrad Ng, Asian’s Art Museum, “The Oak Park Story”, Brillante Mendoza’s disturbing movie, I stayed to read every post and am happy I have and will continue to do so.

    Actually I found Valerie’s blog after she posted a comment on the Hong Kong Movie Data Base. A quick google search later here I was with the feed from “beyond asiaphilia” on my google reader.

    One hundred thousand congratulations, Valerie.

    Reply
    • 2. valeriesoe  |  November 7, 2009 at 7:50 pm

      Hi E,

      Thanks so much! I’m glad to have an erudite and well-informed reader such as yourself visiting my blog.

      v.

      Reply
  • 3. Marie  |  November 6, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    More Francis Ng eye-candy! From the stills I’ve seen of this production, I hope it will be as wacky (and entertaining) as the pics are.

    Reply
    • 4. valeriesoe  |  November 7, 2009 at 7:52 pm

      Hi Marie,

      I try to slip in as much Francis Ng eye candy as I can, since it’s my blog and I can do whatever I want. Did you know that he says his haircut is a tribute to Leslie Cheung? I recently saw a movie from 1992 where Francis has the exact same haircut as this one so I can totally believe it.

      v.

      Reply
  • 5. Becky  |  November 8, 2009 at 1:13 am

    For me, the semi-naked celebrities are a cherry-on-top bonus! Liked what I’ve read so far, Ms. V. Nice to have you in the blogosphere.

    Reply
    • 6. valeriesoe  |  November 17, 2009 at 7:33 am

      Thanks, Becky! Coming from a long-time veteran of bloglandia I’m flattered! I’m having a blast–

      v.

      Reply

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