Saturday, 2 December 2017

Drama Feels

After finishing Descendants of the Sun, I didn’t watch any drama. Well, I tried but failed to finish even one. I had a hard time getting over my favorite captain and compared every drama with Descendants of the Sun. I’d start watching a drama but would eventually get bored because the show was not as interesting as Descendants of the Sun or the couple didn’t have a great chemistry as Song-song, or the leading man wasn’t as cute as Song Joongki. I saw the trailer of W: Two worlds and decided to watch a few episodes. It has a unique plot and Lee jong Suk’s character has a mysterious vibe. The drama started great with the mystery intensified as the show goes on but half way through it, I started to get confused. I couldn’t understand the turn of events and found myself just waiting for the cute bodyguard to appear on the scene.

I still tried to continue for the sake of Lee Jongsuk but got stuck in Episode seven and decided to wait for a few months until I’ll be ready to watch a new drama without comparing to Descendants of the Sun. Maybe, I still have a hangover from Song Joongki and fantasy is not really my kind of show.
A friend who has a huge crush on Ji changwook recommended her favourite drama, Healer. I like Ji changwook and find cute and saw that the drama was on my watchlist so I decided to give it a try. It was the best decision of my fan girl life.

I immediately saw the chemistry between Ji Changwook and Parkminyoung on their first scene together. It was during the time when Park Bongsoo ( Ji Changwook) needed to take a DNA sample from Chae Young-shin (Park Minyoung). It wasn’t even a romantic scene but I instantly fell in love with them as a couple. And yes, I finally got over Descendants of the Sun.
I was a bit unsatisfied with the ending. It left me hanging with a lot of unanswered questions but would suffice as long as I get to see the couple happy.

Anyway, I decided to give a short review about my two favorite dramas.

Healer

Synopsis:

A decades-old incident involving a group of friends who ran an illegal broadcasting station brings together three different people—an illegal mercenary with the codename “Healer” (Ji Chang-wook) who happens to possess top-notch fighting skills, a reporter from a second-rate tabloid news website (Park Min-young), and a famous journalist at a major broadcast station (Yoo Ji-tae). In trying to uncover the truth from that 1992 incident, they grow into real, honest reporters, while dealing with the conflict between truth and fate. (Source: Wikipedia)

Characters: Park Bongsoo/ Seo junghoo ( Ji Changwook) is not a perfect guy. He actually has a lot of flaws and a bit of a dark character due to his past. But you can’t entirely hate him because despite of his bad ass persona, he’s just lonely deep inside. Ji Changwook is perfect as Seo Junghoo.
Chae youngshin (Park Minyoung), a girl with a cheerful character despite having a tragic past, became the reason for Seo Junghoo to see life in a different perspective. I love how carefree she is and although I used to find characters that act childish a bit annoying, it’s hard not to like Chae youngshin.

The cast were perfect with interesting characters like Ahjumma and Moonho. And there was this detective who kept me guessing if he was a villain or a good guy.

Couple Chemistry: Perfect. They should date in real life.

Ending: Hanging but sweet. I would love to see what happened to the other characters especially to the antagonist but a kiss in the rooftop is perfect too.

Rate: 5/5 Recommended if you love action with romance type of drama.

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Descendants of the sun Synopsis: Shi-Jin (Song Joong-Ki) is the captain of the special forces. He catches a motorcycle thief with Sergeant Major Dae-Young (Jin Goo). The thief is injured during his capture and is sent to the hospital. Dae-Young realized his cellphone was stolen by the thief and went to the hospital to retrieve his cellphone. In the emergency room, Shi-Jin met Dr. Mo-Yeon (Song Hye-Kyo) for the first time. He falls in love with her immediately. Mo-Yeon mistakenly assumes Shi-Jin is part of thief’s criminal gang. He proves to her that he is a soldier with the help of army doctor Myeong-Joo (Kim Ji-Won). Shi-Jin and Mo-Yeon began to date, but due to their jobs their dates didn’t go well. Shi-Jin took an order to lead his soldiers on a peacekeeping mission to the country of Uruk. Meanwhile, Mo-Yeon became upset that she failed to become a professor due to a colleague’s privileged background. When Shi-Jin and Mo-Yeon meet again, they talked about their views on life and realized how different they are. Shi-Jin, as a soldier, kills to protect lives and Mo-Yeon, as a doctor, tries to save all lives. They said their goodbyes. Eight months later, Mo-Yeon rebuffs the sexual advances of hospital chairman Suk-Won (Tae In-Ho) and as retribution was assigned to lead a medical team in Uruk. There, Shi-Jin and Mo-Yeon met again. (Source: Asianwiki) The first time I saw the trailer of Descendants of the sun, I didn’t find it interesting. Aside from the apparent age gap between Song Joongki and Song Hyekyo, Song Joongki is too cute to be a soldier. Until a friend showed me a video clip of Yoo Si Jin flirting with his pretty doctor, I finally decided to give it a shot, and well, I got totally hooked especially when I found out that some scenes were shot in Greece.

Characters: Yoo Sijin is adorable but well respected by his comrades. I’m glad they gave SongJoongki the role of captain Yoo SiJin. I couldn’t imagine the captain being played by other actors aside from him.
  





















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Mo Yeon is a bit immature to be honest and I got annoyed during the time when she was planning to build her own clinic and the way she acted infront of the Arabian king. She was a bit irritating sometimes and it didn’t help that she dumped Yoo Sijin and tried to push him away but they still make a perfect couple. Aside from the lovable Song-Song couple, there is the equally crazy but adorable Daeyoung and Myeong Joo, which honestly almost stole the limelight from the main couple. Onew was a revelation too. If I didn’t know that he was a member of a boy band, I would have thought of him as a professional actor.

Ending: The drama is unforgettable and deserves all the praises. The ending was unrealistic but who cares? As long as it’s a happy ending. Honestly, I would have wished for a tragic one if the role of Yoo Sijin didn’t go to Song Joongki.

Couple Chemistry: Crazily perfect together Rate: 5/5



















I recently finished a 62 episodes Chinese drama. It was the first historical drama that captured my interest and my heart. I will never forget this beautiful show that introduced me to Wallace Chung and Angela baby. I didn’t know Chinese historical drama could be so addicting. I’m planning to devote an entire post about General and I.


  *Photos are not mine unless stated

Why Do Bad Things Always Happen On Thursday?

I had a not so good day at work and I needed to applaud myself for getting through the four remaining hours until I could finally go home. It didn't help that our apartment was infected with fleas and I dreaded going home being welcomed by hungry fleas waiting to feast on me. I suddenly noticed how bad things always happen to me on Thursday. Why can't I go through the week without a few trouble or misfortunes? I want to believe that I'm a trouble magnet and I will always be in trouble no matter how I try to avoid it.

I received a call from my aunt and she wanted me to come over because she has a problem with her internet connection. Even if I knew that I wasn't the appropriate person to be called, I decided to pay her a visit. We haven't catch up in a long time and I thought I needed a company to cheer me up a bit. As expected, I couldn't fix the problem and told her to call her internet provider instead. She asked me to stay after to pack my things that were still in her house. I could leave it there as long as they were packed neatly, which I thought was a good idea so I started packing my things, putting my stuff in a huge brown box.

I didn't realize I have accumulated so many things in my seven years of stay in Greece. I had this sudden desire to send them to the Philippines, resign from my job and book a flight home. I wonder how nice it would be if I'm packing my things because I'm already going to my country to stay there for good. Whenever I'm having a bad day, it seems going home is the first thing that comes to my mind. But I know, I will change my mind once everything is well again. And I hope, it would be. Sometimes, there is something missing in our lives which not even job satisfaction nor love ones can fulfill.

Anyway, I'm a bit worried that I will have a hard time sending my things in the Philippines. I think I should get rid of some of the books that I don't even read. I'm starting to think that hoarding is not healthy and I shouldn't have gave into the temptation of buying those second hand books in the first place. Well, I can sell them again after reading. But I have others that I could never get rid of as they possessed sentimental values, and now, I have to think of how to send them home and where to store them once they arrive as we only have a tiny house and I'm sure my mom will find a way to throw what she thinks are "garbage" without asking for my permission.

Sometimes, I wish I wasn't a sentimental person. Perhaps, life will be less stressful once I let go of my useless belongings.

I should start collecting memories and not material things that one day will collect dust in the stockroom. I promise to practice minimalism and not hold on to things that can't replace people and memories.

It's funny how a lot of things came to my mind just because of this bad day.

Aegina Island
















Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Morning Rush

I decided to take some photos on my way to work and here are two of the best and most interesting photos I took.


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Should I quit my job and apply as a nanny?
Monastiraki Train Station

Twelve times Minguk Describes My Life


1. How I eat when I'm hungry


2. How I stare at my favorite food.

3. When my order finally arrives.

4. When a plan I was bored to go suddenly got cancelled.


5. That time an important event I anticipated didn't happen.


And the times when I couldn't stop thinking about how miserable I was and asked myself why bad things happen to good people.



But I remember that there are many reasons to be happy.






and be fabulous...



6. When I try to console a friend




8. When I'm bored


9. When I try to ignore annoying people in my life


10.When someone makes a comment about my weight


11. And that time I tried to learn taekwondo



12. I'm just a happy and loving person.




I love watching the Korean series, Superman Returns where celebrities were being filmed taking care of their adorable kids. I was sad upon hearing the departure of Song Ilguk and the triplets from the show for they are my favorite among the families. I'll truly miss Daehan,Minguk and Manse. 

*Photos are not mine. Credits belong to the owner.

Crimson Peak



            Crimson Peak is a gothic romance, set during the Victorian era, that tells the story of young, budding writer, Edith who fell inlove with Baronet Thomas Sharpe, barely aware of his terrible past. This is a wonderful movie that will make viewers symphatize with all the characters and is definitely worth watching.

           My favorite character is Lucille, although she's supposed to be the villain in the movie. I could feel her desire to protect the only precious thing she has, Thomas, who unfortunately fell inlove with someone else. I would lose my sanity too if that ever happens to me. It was the first time I cried during a horror movie.

       “The horror was for love. Things we do for love like this are ugly, mad, full of sweat and regret… It is a monstrous love, and it makes monsters of us all.” This statement from Lucille made me feel for her even more and think that this is hers and Thomas' tragic lovestory and not with Edith. For me, it wasn't the ghost that made it scary, it's the thought that you could do everything for someone and still be left behind once they've found someone new.

        I would have watched it on the big screen but the movie was already pulled out from local cinema. I'm hoping for a sequel though, and would surely buy the novel version. Tom Hiddleston, the guy who played Thomas Sharpe, should also be credited for his outstanding performance.







       

One Day In Kalavryta



I found these photos from my old blog which I took during an excursion in Kalavryta, Greece. That was my first time to see the mountains covered with snow. I wasn't prepared at that time so I was shivering the whole trip. I'll promise to buy myself a decent snowboarding gear this winter.