Sunday, June 30, 2013

J-Dorama Recommendations: Part II

 1 Litre of Tears
Hong Kong DVD - The Movie

How could I possibly miss this out in my first entry, seriously? But this one is definitely one of the unforgettable dramas that surely made me appreciate life even more. 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Review: Nice Guy

Release Date: September 12, 2012
Genre: Melodrama, Romance

Song Joong Ki - Kang Maru
Moon Chae Won - Seo Eun Gi
Park Shi Yeon - Han Jee Hee

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Review: Chuno

Genre: Period, Drama, Action, Romance
Release Date: January, 2010

The story followed the life of Lee Dae Gil, a slave hunter that holds a painful memory of the past. he used to be a young master of a household until one of their servants, the brother of the woman he cared for (Un Nyun) put the household on fire, killing the family members except for the young master who was left with a mark on the left side of his face due to the intentional course of event. This caused Lee Dae Gil to seek revenge to the siblings by trailing his ex-lover whom he believed abandoned him. On their next encounter, Un Nyun no longer exist as she changed her identity as Kim Hye Won.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Review: Heaven's Postman

Release Date: September 25, 2010
Genre: Romance, Fantasy


Shin Jae Joon is a heaven's postman given with ability to travel back and forth between the two worlds, the heaven and the preset time. Meanwhile, Joo Ha Na is a loved one, hopeful for her messages to a lover who passed away reach the heavens. They crossed each others' paths through a mailbox which is believed to deliver letters/messages in the afterlife. 

They were caught in a complex situation, however, they decided to work together in sending the said letters back to the owners. The postman's mission is that he should be able to answer the letters through his own judgment and understanding in place of the deceased loved ones. Little to Joo Ha Na's understanding of their task, Shin Jae Joon is only visible to her.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Review: Paradise Ranch


Genre: Romance, Drama
Release Date: January 24, 2011

Movie Review: Gwanghae (Masquerade)

Release Date: September 13, 2012
Genre: Period, Political
It tells the story of the King's doppelganger, Ha Sun who temporarily assumed the role of a King in the palace. It started when King Gwanhae felt a conspiracy building up against his throne. He suspected the perpetrators of plotting to poison him. To avoid such danger, he ordered the councilor to find someone who would look exactly like him as his replacement in the palace while he exits to avoid the danger and also, to sneak into his mistress' home during the night in his advantage. With the process of searching, they found Ha Sun, a clown who greatly resembles King Gwanghae and could even imitate the way he speaks.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Review: K-drama Dump

1. Boys Over Flowers - Episode 10
Korea Version

Scans: Junsu - Marie Claire Magazine July 2013

Let's have an eye feast of Junsu~bb!!

Review: Cinderella's Sister

We're used to seeing Cinderella as the main character in the old Disney classics which has became the norm to every story. However, this time around, the story was rewritten to revolve around the life of her step-sister, Eun Jo. Because of Cinderella's anticipation of developing a close relationship to the new additions to their family, with her usual clingy self, to her attempt scared step-sister away. She has pushed the button to Eun Jo's resistance towards her; moreover, doubting her sincerity to communicate. As step mom is now focused in pleasing Cinderella, Eun Jo has thrown bricks of jealousy but more of disgust in awareness that mother is just faking it. Due to conflicting attitude and character between the step-sisters; added with guilt towards the unreciprocated overwhelming act of kindness which suffocates Eun Jo, exhausted Cinderella's effort as well to some point; nonetheless, she was persistent of wooing Eun Jo with every ounce of strength she has. While on the process of making things work, the chances of a good sibling relationship has slimmed by the man that stands in between them. The prince charming, who is contrary to the tales, has treated Cinderella like  his sister and nothing more but has also shown great interest and care to Eun Jo - who was eventually touched by such gentlemanly gestures. As Cinderella can't win step sister's approval, she tried to win over Prince Charming but to her poor judgment, it happened to cause misunderstandings, enough to break relationships. Bearing the guilt from the past, Cinderella will face the consequence of her mistake. From here, the story really gets interesting after years have passed.


Monday, June 17, 2013

Recap and Spoilers: Chuno The Slave Hunters Episode 13

Yesterday I finally managed to continue watching Chuno from epsiode 9 to episode 13. Considering that I find this series exceptional, I should have finished this by now if only real life commitment doesn't get in the way. Anyhow, I think it's worth it to stretch this series while I'm busy not only because it makes me really look forward to everyday entertainment but also I have this kind of attachment to not putting an end to this series. <sadface> While I appreciate Jang Hyuk through this series, I thought it would be really nice to make a much deserved JANG HYUK APPRECIATION POST

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Fan Account: CN Blue Press Conference in Megamall

I'm not the biggest fan of CN Blue but I was there when these guys first started. They've grown and reinvented themselves a lot as a band from that time so the transition that took place in their music career is probably still  unknown to most people even to their fans. Back when the streets was their main stage as an alternative indie band, I believe that it was their prime as a musician. They used to produce music as CN Blue which is totally different from kpop that they ventured in. Unfortunately, I didn't sustain myself to follow their music career as their followers doubled when Yong Hwa took his first acting role in You're Beautiful together with Jang Geun Suk and Park Shin Hye. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Review: Chuno The Slave Hunters

Oh My Goodness. If I were to put this in one word, it's BADASS! Gaaaad, I'm only at episode 8 of Chuno and it's making me want to give it a perfect 10/10 ratings already! I really want to give this series a special treatment because they deserve it, I felt like the story is a well thought of together with the mind-blowing scenes. Everything is just perfect based on what I've seen so far that it makes me want to shed some tears right here. *insert incomprehensible spazz here and there*  I'm so hyped up right now, I can't even think straight! Goodness this series is too good to be true, how the heck was it possible? I'm 3 years late and I'm only seeing this now, where in the world have I lost myself into to miss this out?! Heck. Honestly, I am pressured to do a review so I'm not gonna do that, I will fail badly and there won't be any redemption to that I suppose. HAHA!! So I think it's a better idea to share in this blog what I feel regarding this series as I go on watching. Hopefully, it will turn out to be a decent entry which I think is hard. There will be a lot of spazz that will take place. 

Review: Iljimae

Release Date: May 21, 2008
Genre: Period, Comedy, Action, Drama

Monday, June 10, 2013

Review: Hong Gil Dong

Release Date: January 2, 2008
Genre: Period, Drama, Comedy, Action

Kang Ji-hwan as Hong Gil Dong
Sung Yu-ri as Heo Yi-nok
Jang Keun-suk as Lee Chang-hwi


One of our heroes in the Joseon Dynasty and was dubbed as the Korean Robinhood, popularly known as Hong Gil Dong, is a burglar of corrupt government officials. He's done his job to return the favor to the people who was rubbed of their money and rights by the greedy authorities. As he was able to do his mission a la ninja, Hong Gil Dong eventually won the hearts of the people. Sounds interesting, right? To continue the story with my blurry memory of 2009, I will recall what it had made me feel, that which is incomparable, irreplaceable and one of a kind. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Red Ocean: Time Tour in Osaka Day 2

Review: Capital Scandal

Release Date: June 6, 2007
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Period, Political


It is a story about the 1900s revolution of Korean activists to the Japanese Emperor who runs their government. Based on the history told in the drama, the characters were fighting for independence from the Japanese colonization that hinders their people to experience leadership and freedom. From this overview, it requires the characters to be courageous, nationalistic and passionate in forming a rebel group against their oppressors.

Review: Reply Me 1997

Release Date: July 24, 2012
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Youth

My August-September 2012 twitter timeline was mostly filled with rants over Reply Me 1997. At first I wasn't confident in giving it a try for two reasons. First, I wasn't familiar with the casts and second, they are rookie actors not to mention idols as considered by Kpop fans. Thus, I was hesitant in putting my time and effort on it until last February. Beforehand, I have heard good reviews about this tvN drama made mostly by TVXQ fans and even TVXQ themselves. They once shared in a radio show that they were an avid follower of each episode of the drama despite of their tight schedule. That gave me interest to the series despite of pushing it aside for other dramas which are readily available to watch. By  February this year, it was recommended to me by a friend and she's lend me a copy of it for me to watch.

Review: Wolf Children Ame and Yuki

It is an animated film with a box office hit success in Japan on 2012. It received numerous recognition from the different award winning bodies and positive reviews from critics. The movie was highly recommended by JYJ's Yoochun which he mentioned in one of his interviews  and that's how it caught my attention.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Review: Liar Game 2

This drama is as described in its title, a liar game which is about deceiving the players who are part of the competition to advance to the next level. However, there's more to this drama than what the title tells about it for everyone to expect. As the drama unfolds, there are revelations that you must find out yourselves so I will try not to spoil it for you.

New Beginnings

Welcome to my blog! This is my first entry and I think it would be good to introduce myself with the basics of how this blog was inspired.

Everyone should know that I'm a part-time masters degree student and a full time fangirl so basically I have spent most of my time enjoying myself I believe so. Because I know that a lot of people could relate to the path I'm taking, I decided to put up this blog in dedication to friends whom I could share my interests and happiness with. I have mixed feelings but more of excitement because I haven't done this for a long time even though real life gets in the way sometimes. I'm really hoping to incorporate my feelings to my rants everyday and meet new friends through this blog.