Random, Yet Amusing

So I was looking at the “top searches” terms in the blog’s stat and was surprised to see “kang ji hwan flower pin” on the list. Out of curiosity, I ran the search through Google, and found this.

I dunno why, but seeing the blog at the top of the results page made me giggle. It’s amusing because I don’t think this has ever happened before, and especially for something as random as coordinated flower pins on suits. I guess this means I owe a big “thank you” to Ki Joon and his love of floral accessories. Thanks, man!

Also, apologies to those who stumbled here expecting to find a shopping site to purchase said pins, only to find a couple of shallow screencaps. At least, your eyes liked the mancandy treat?

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Currently Watching

Surprisingly, none of the dramas that I’m actively following at the moment are Korean dramas. The biggest surprise of all is that one of them includes a Taiwanese show called Sunny Happiness. Seeing how I managed to finish one and only one TW drama ever since I started watching dramas in general, TW dramas are usually more miss than hit with me. Soon, you’ll be lonely no more, Why Why Love because Sunny Happiness and perhaps even ToGetHer will join your company.

Per E.G.’s gushing, I’m also watching Tatta Hitotsu No Koi and really enjoying it. I’m only on the earlier episodes and I’ve gotten misty eyes a couple of times already. Why do I have the feeling that THnK is going to make me into a blubbering mess in its final stretch, similar to Sunao ni Narenakute? (Linda!!!) I mean, what the…? I usually don’t cry while watching dramas or movies because I’d like to think that my heart is encased in ice, covered by a few feet of snow. But darn you, dramas for making me feel real human emotions. Darn you! *hugs laptop screen*

So I guess this means that I’m taking a vacation from kimchi land for the time being. However, don’t worry K-dramas because I still love you the most and won’t be gone for too long.

Too Many Chiefs, Not Enough Indians…

This is something that I’ve observed at work over the past couple of days: too many people, regardless of whether or not they have the experience or authority, want to be in a high and mighty comanding position, which leaves not that many who would obey willingly. It doesn’t sound like a very good situation, does it? Which am I? I try to be neither and just do my job.

What’s the point of sharing this observation? There’s really no point. Quiet frankly, I’m just blogging as a way to procrastinate doing other, more important things, which include eating and showering, but you probably didn’t to know that. Heehee.

Anyway, back to our regular scheduled programming… which is, K-dramas. After the monster, that is Jumong ended its run, most of the shows that premiered are so good and diverse in theme and storyline. Thus far, I’ve seen Hello! Miss, Witch Amusement, H.I.T., and The Devil. Based on high recommendations, I’m probably going to check out Thank you and Que Sera Sera. Wow, that’s a lot of drama-watching. And I haven’t even finished the shows that I started previously. Ah geez, otoke?

Also, I came across this great blog, which has episodic summaries of several of the latest dramas. Do check it out here! Thank you, javabeans dear for your time and effort in maintaining the blog.

De-stressing…

I’m starting school this coming May and I’ve just received the paperwork, which include the usual orientation information, health record, etc. So, I was looking at the immunization form, thinking this is going to be easy since I still have access to my immunization form. Boy, was I wrong! It turns out that most, if not all, of my vaccinations have expired, which means that I would have to get these done all over again. And you know what that means, right? My two arms will most likely go limp from all those shots and since I have no health insurance, they’ll burn a giant hole in my wallet at a time when I need to save money to prepare for my move to a different city, where the school is located. In addition, I have to go down to the school for a scholarship interview, come back home, and then go to the school again for some uniform fitting and to take a math test prior to entering the program. Math test? What the..? Do I even remember how to do math?! Damn, this sucks!

I need to do some major de-stressing. I must think happy thoughts… Hence, I shall go watch my K-dramas now. A good dose of it will lift my mood, I hope. That is, if I’m not going to watch People In Love because not only will it not help me, it will instead aggravate me and make me want to throw heavy objects or break something. My current addiction: Witch Amusement. Actually, I feel bad for not being into H!M as much as WA because my favorite girl is in H!M and I should give her my full support. But WA is so fun and entertaining! What a dilemma! Wait a minute, am I stressing myself out again? Aish, I need to stop. WA episode 2, here I come!

Random Rant

I’m not feeling well at the moment. I think I got food poisoning or something along those lines. Note to self and those who are reading this: do not consume leftover pizza that is four days old, no matter how “normal” it looked or tasted. I repeat, do not! Trust me on this one.
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I finally finished watching Save the Last Dance for Me after it has been taking space on my computer for months. I also finished The Snow Queen. So that’s a total of 36 hours of my life, mostly wasted on nothing more than eye candies. Surprisingly, I liked the former more than the latter even though it doesn’t have Hyun Bin. I’m not that shallow, you know. I can be objective too, sometimes.
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I’m also done with Hwang Jin Yi and I loved it! One of the best dramas I’ve seen to date. I’ve been wanting to write a review of sort for the drama but it’s quite difficult coming up with right wording and organizing all my thoughts into one that’s coherent and detailed. I’ll try and see if I can get one together because I really want to get the word out on how great this show is. Highly recommended!
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The premiere for Witch Amusement will be pushed back as Surgeon Bong Dal Hee will be extended to 18 episodes due to its high ratings.

I also read that the airing date for Time Between Dog and Wolf will be further delayed until September. Aish, really. Let this be the official date. Please, no more delays!
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Thanks to this blog, my respect for Hollywood has changed dramatically. Not that Hollywood cares about what a little person like me thinks about them, but I’m writing this as a kind of “just so you know..” type thing.
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I’m probably going to do episodic summaries and/or screencaps of Hello!Miss because this blog is, after all, “mukgu-fied.” March 19th is the premiere. It’s next Monday! Woot woot!

MUI-YAH?!

(Mui-yah means “what” in Korean.)

What am I reacting to? The 79th Oscars nomination. I am shocked and disappointed about several things.

First, The King and the Clown is not nominated for best foreign language film but Pan’s Layrinth is?! So let me get this straight. The dialogue of the entry just needs to be in a foreign language, regardless of whether it’s an American production team behind the movie?

Secondly, if The Departed wins for Best Picture, I might boycott American award shows and film critics.

My other thoughts on this issue are in agreement with those of a fellow blogger. Read her post here.

The Oscars Nominee List

I’m Annoyed

Stupid people annoy me.

Incompetent smart-asses annoy me. (In other words, people who don’t do their job well yet have the nerve to tell me what to do.)

Whiny people annoy me. It’s like, just do your job. You’re getting paid to do this; you’re working, not volunteering. Geez, is that too much to ask?!

People who make “mountains out of molehills” annoy me.

Rude people annoy me.

Rude people who are telling me to be nice when, in fact, it should be the other way around, annoy me.

Selfish people annoy me.

Immature and bratty people annoy me.

Superficial people annoy me. I know you don’t give a rat’s ass about me so stop asking about how I’m doing.

Arrogant people, those who act like they’re hot sh*t and that you should worship the ground they walk on, annoy me.

Difficult-to-please people annoy me. Okay, so it was our mistake for not getting the order right. However, we apologized and had it corrected for you. So please, get over it and stop complaining.

People with little or no sense of urgency annoy me.

In conclusion, people annoy me.

On top of that, my Mini Ipod suddenly stops working today. It doesn’t turn on and I can’t even recharge the battery. What sucks is that it’s going to be costly to have the battery replaced and it’s most likely that I’ll do that because I don’t have the luxury of purchasing another player. What sucks even more is that although I’ve had it for a few years now, I don’t even use it that often. Damn!

Some Other Things…

Those who are fans of Goong and Se7en and are looking forward to Goong SGoong S premieres on January 10th on MBC. WITH S2 will be providing the English fansubs for this drama.

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If you look to your right under “Currently Watching,” the list includes 101st Proposal, Please Come Back, Soon Ae and Spring Waltz. The question is: am I ever going to finish watching these three shows? At the moment, the answer seems to be “never.” 101st Proposal is getting repetitive and Spring Waltz is dreadful. I just hate dropping a drama and not finishing what I’ve started. But must I torture myself so? Even the gorgeous Daniel Henney isn’t enough motivation for me to keep going. And trust me, he’s beyond drool-worthy in here.

Please Come Back, Soon Ae is decent so that will probably be the first one I complete.

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I’m also watching The Snow Queen to support Hyun Bin. As a music video, it works beautifully. However, as a good, solid drama, the same cannot be said. Too cliche and too melodramatic. I was also very creeped out during the beginning of the drama because of the pairing of Hyun Bin and the actress who played the young Bo Ra. (Grown-up Bo Ra is played by Sung Yu Ri.) The actress they chose looked like she was twelve. Even if she did look like she was fourteen, which was the character’s age, pairing her with Hyun Bin, who looked like he’s 25, when he’s supposedly 18, is just… ew. Why can’t they find a younger looking actor to play the young Tae Wong (Hyun Bin’s character)? That would have been better.

Any good points? Yes.
1) Nice soundtrack
2) Hyun Bin’s hotness. He has really nice hair in here. His hair has the triple S quality: soft, shiny, and silky. Seriously, if Tae Wong/Deuk Gu can’t be a boxer or chauffer, he can always be a model for Pantene Shampoo & Conditioner.

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Watch Jumong if you haven’t already. I can’t wait until more English subtitles come out. It’s a great show!

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When will I finish writing the episode summaries/commentaries for Alone In Love? I don’t know. I have that “illness,” you know, the one that begins with an L and ends with Aziness. That’s right, you guessed it: laziness. But no one really reads them, right? Except for maybe one person besides myself.

Welcome 2007!

Happy New Year, everyone!

Be safe and don’t party too hard.

Please click here for something special from yours truly. See ya next year!

My New Year’s Resolutions

10. Find that gosh darn musical snowglobe/ball thing.

9. Get a promotion at work.

8. Exercise more.

7. Try out other leisure activities instead of watching Korean dramas at every available minute, like reading or something.

6. Sleep on a regular schedule and not stay up too late.

5. Eat on a regular schedule. Skipping meals is not a good thing.

4. Be more frugal. Save!

3. Stop being so darn lazy.

2. To borrow a line from “The Remedy” (a song by Jason Mraz): *sing* I won’t worry my life away.

1. Be happy.

Happy Holidays!


Animation courtesy of http://www.millan.net

Happy Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year, etc. everyone!
Enjoy your presents and remember that it’s the thought that counts.

A friend of mine sent me this psychology-related holiday humor. It’s quite funny.

Christmas Carols for the Disturbed

1. Schizophrenia – Do You Hear What I Hear?

2. Multiple Personality Disorder – We Three Kings Disoriented Are

3. Dementia – I Think I’ll be Home for Christmas

4. Narcissistic – Hark the Herald Angels Sing About Me

5. Manic – Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets
and Stores and Office and Town
and Cars and Buses and Trucks and Trees and…..

6. Paranoid – Santa Claus is Coming to Town to Get Me

7. Borderline Personality Disorder – Thoughts of Roasting on an
Open Fire

8. Personality Disorder – You Better Watch Out, I’m Gonna Cry, I’m
Gonna Pout, Maybe I’ll Tell You Why

9. Attention Deficit Disorder – Silent night, Holy oooh look at
the froggy can I have a chocolate, why is Italy so far away?

10. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle
Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,

Jingle, Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle
Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle
Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle
Bells, Jingle …….