Quite impressed with Miss Lin. And, I see some familar posters here (swimyfishyswim06, who seems to head the fan squad, and Sugar).
I think her fine performance enabled me to actually watch a Taiwanese idol drama again (ISWAK, TKA). So fine in fact that I've read some comments that seem to stereotype her to the 'dumb, ditzy' character. Which I find ridiculous considering she is very good in serious takes and is so mature off screen. And, I do actually like her singing voice...I thought I'd never see an actress except Liu Tao who has a true balance of singing and acting talent.
Good on her for her 'learning passions', I very much understanding as I'm in the same boat . Although, I think it's a strange reason she gave for learning wine tasting (despite being probably part of the 'learning package'). Wine instead of sleeping pills...uhh, the reliability of wine to ease insomnia is low. Have heard it works for some people, but I'm sure there are other more genuinely therapeutic methods...I think she needs to get a second opinion for her mother.
I have just been on a 'defending rampage'...happen to like Ariel Lin at the moment so I think I've been defending her shows e.g. ISWAK, Love Contract.
I'm usually quite sceptical about acting leads' off-screen 'couple rumours'. However, I think from the promos and interviews, this 'Arjoe' thing may be an exception. From Joe's manner and responses, he seems to be quite keen for a relationship. Ariel, though typically reserved, I thought was quite interesting to see her side-step a direct 'are you dating' question with explanatory ramble when she could've just answered with a simple no if it was the case. And that 'I-have-a-crush-on-someone-I-met-on-the-Indonesion-promo' is such a red herring IMO. Oh dear, drowning in media gossip I am.