Blog Name: K for TVB
Owned by: Kerry (aka KTVB, K)
Launched since: 10 September 2006
URL: http://tvb.dearchibi.com (since February 2021)
Previously known as K-tvb.net (since 7 February 2008 Chinese New Year – February 2021)
Highest Number of Unique Visitors per day:
2,289 (07-Sep-2008) According to CQ Counter
Video Clips: KTVB’s Video Channel @ Youtube
About the Blog
K for TVB was created by Kerry- back then a 19 year old University student from Sydney, Australia. Her blog had been actively running from 10th September 2006 until about 2014. Being an Australian-born Chinese, Kerry has been exposed to a limited number of TVB series at a young age when her parents rented them on Video tapes. Along with anime that was airing back then (like Bishoujou Senshi Sailormoon), Kerry has been influenced by the Asian culture. It wasn’t until 2006 when Kerry had TVBJ satellite installed at home that she was truly exposed and aware of every series that was released. In the same year during its release, her love and obsession for TVB’s Face to Fate (2006) was evident, and she wanted to share her thoughts on the series. Thus, her TVB blog, K for TVB was created!
Since the creation of the blog, Kerry has remained dedicated and committed by posting thoughts on the TVB series she was watching on episode by episode basis each day, containing spoilers. Some of the posts would include summary, some others would just focus on specific scenes or events which left her thinking. The blog quickly grew into one of the largest TVB Blogs on the TVB online community, with increasing visitor hits, averaging over 1000 unique visitors per day since February 2008 and 1700 unique visitors during 2009. The site popularity has influenced and changed the blog more into a fan site, including: Synopsis, Screen captures, Themesong Downloads, Lyrics, Highlights and upcoming TVB series information.
Using the Blog
Using Contents from this Blog
All written content, translations and screen captures (excluding ones from the official TVB Website which has Photo (c) TVB on it) are done by the blog owner KTVB, unless otherwise stated. If you would like to use some (not all, for your blog, website or forum etc), please use common courtesy and provide full credit to K for TVB.
- Upload the picture on your own server AND
- Put “Screen captures credits to: K for TVB with a link back
If you like whole entries, please provide a link to the actual entry rather than copy and pasting the whole thing.
No direct linking is allowed for any of the images! Please re-upload them in your own server. Leaving a comment would be much appreciated too. I’ve seen people copy whole chunks of my summaries and thoughts and posted them on forums without giving any acknowledgement. Please don’t do that, it is really discouraging for me. I do not appreciate having my work stolen, so please show me some respect.
How to Navigate around the Blog
Some people get lost trying to find their way around this blog, but its actually quite simple. All my latest posts are on the main page at the top. Each of the posts will be allocated a “category” which you can also access on the side links. I have also created pages on this site (can be accessed via the link on the left hand side) based on substantial certain TVB series where I have compiled all related posts there for easy access. For your starting point of every post related to a specifc series, click here.
Meeting the Stars
TVB Stars I’ve met/seen in real life! 😀 Most of them are from TVB JadeWorld Carnivals held in Sydney each year 🙂
* 2007- Raymond Lam, Shirley Yeung, Yoyo Mung @ Jadeworld Carnival
* 2008- Moses Chan & Tavia Yeung @ Jadeworld Carnival
* 2009- Linda Chung & Moses Chan @ Autograph Session
*2010- Steven Ma @ Miss Sydney Chinese Pageant (Chibi went, not me)
*2010- Michael Tse, Joe Ma & Susanna Kwan @ Autograph Session
*2011- Wayne Lai & Nancy Wu @ Autograph Session
*2012- Shirley Yeung & Kenny Wong @ Press Conference ; Raymond Lam/Kate Tsui @ Sydney- Live Up my Live Concert
*2013- Moses Chan & Joey Meng <–(not going to this one!)
TVB Stuff I own
A few autographs here and there ^^ Click here to see my small collection.
Favourite TVB actors: Raymond Lam, Julian Chilam Cheung, Anita Yuen,Kenneth Ma, Selena Li, Tavia Yeung, Steven Ma, Michael Tse, Raymond Wong
Favourite TVB Series:
Some of these I’ve seen ages back and haven’t seen since, but have left me a deep enough impression for me to remember that I really liked watching it back then. So here’s the list~ until I can think of more that I’ve accidentally left off.
More recently though, I’ve grown to really like period/pre-modern/costume dramas. I initially did not like this period because of the fashion and felt the series looked kind of boring. However, time and again, TVB prove me wrong! Some of my favourite series are in that genre, such include: Rosy Business, A Fistful of Stances, In the Chamber of Bliss, When Easterly Showers falls on the Sunny West, The Silver Chambers of Sorrow, The Master of Taichi. They fail to disappoint me and hence is the period I have most faith in TVB.
- Line Walker (2014)
- A Change of Heart (2013)
- Bottled Passion (2012)
- Tiger Cubs (2012)
- Highs and Lows (2012)
- Ghetto Justice (2011)
- Relic of an Emissary (2011)
- Grace Under Fire (2011) Buy from YesAsia!
- Life and Times of a Sentinel (2011)
- Growing Through Life (2010)
- Sisters of Pearl (2010)
- A Fistful of Stances (2010)
- Beyond the Realm of Conscience (2009)Buy from YesAsia!
- Born Rich (2009)
- In the Chamber of Bliss (2009)
- You’re Hired (2009)
- Rosy Business (2009) Buy from YesAsia!
- E.U (2009)Buy from YesAsia!
- When Easterly Showers falls on the Sunny West (2008) Buy from YesAsia!
- Legend of Demi Gods (2008)
- Moonlight Resonance (2008)Buy from YesAsia!
- The Silver Chambers of Sorrow (2008)
- Love Exchange (2008)
- Catch Me Now (2008)
- The Master of Taichi (2008) Buy from YesAsia!
- Men Don’t Cry (2007) Buy from YesAsia!
- The Drive of Life (2007)
- Heart of Greed (2007)Buy from YesAsia!
- A Change of Destiny (2007)
- Dicey Business (2006)
- Face to Fate (2006) Buy from YesAsia!
- Forensic Heroes (2006) Buy from YesAsia!
- The Shades of Truth (2005) Buy from YesAsia!
- Square Pegs (2003)
- Survivor’s Law (2003) Buy from YesAsia!
- Golden Faith (2002) Buy from YesAsia!
- Eternal Happiness (2002) Buy from YesAsia!
- Take My Word for It (2002)
- Whatever it takes Buy from YesAsia!
- Gods of Honour (2001) Buy from YesAsia!
- Legal Entanglement (2001)
- The Green Hope (2000)
- Heavenly Sword Dragon Sabre (2000)
- Crimson Sabre (2000)
- Untraceable Evidence (1997)
- Time Before Time
- Demi Gods and Semi Devils (1997) Buy from YesAsia!
- Lady Flower Fist
- Journey to the West
- The New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung: The Legend of Bats (1984)
Frequently Asked Questions!
1. Where do you get the screen captures from?
I make them myself =) I watch my TVBJ from the Jadeworld Satellite TV. I don’t have any MP4 or software to transfer TV contents onto the computer, so to make screen captures, I download some of the episodes after watching them (usually only series that are really good ^^). I use “EO Player” to open up the files, and screen captures are taken manually using the “Print Screen” button on the keyboard etc and are then edited and added on this blog. Screen captures taken from the EO player were of lower quality. During the [Life Art] series recently (April 2007), I’ve changed to using Media Player Classic instead.
2. How do you get the time to update so frequently? It’s almost every day!
I try to keep my frequent visitors happy with lots of update, something new to read each day. So..basically I make time! Time to watch the series, time to blog! I usually blog a lot more if I’m really into a series. The better the series, the more posts =) The main thing is staying motivated to update. The motivation is from the continuous support from the visitors by leaving comments in the posts and tagboard. It’s their encouragement that keeps me going, so I really want to thank you guys for your support! 🙂 It makes me really happy and I feel a sense of self satisfaction from maintaining this site. The visitor hits are increasing and I really like to see K for TVB keep growing!