fight for my way

I Believe In A Thing Called Korean Dramas

2:24:00 AM

More than a year ago, I posted this entry here called "The Thing with Korean Dramas". If you can remember, I was pretty much into Descendants of the Sun during that time, then that was it. For the year 2016, DoTS was the last K-drama I've watched.

Then last December, I signed up for a Netflix trial because I've been dying to watch Sense8 Christmas Special, and I found out that there were some Asian Dramas to watch. I found Noble My Love with Sung Hoon (Oh My Venus) and Kim Jae Kyung. I binged the show for one whole night because it only has 20 episodes with around 15 minutes each. And it was funny, cheesy, and enjoyable as heck! With that, I was left wanting more. Thanks to a certain Crown Prince of Joseon, I was able to quench my thirst.

Love in the Moonlight has been one of my favorite k-dramas. I binged it for two days, with school in between. I really love Park Bo Gum, although this has been the first drama I've seen of him. His loveteam, Kim Yoo Jung is also great. I've seen her from Moon Embracing the Sun and she was amazing. Plus, I really love historical Korean dramas because of the visuals of their culture.

Love in the Moonlight is about the story of a girl (Hong Ra On) disguising as a boy (Hong Sam Nom). As Sam Nom, she is famous for being a love doctor. Under one circumstance, Sam Nom met the Crown Prince Lee Young, posing as a commoner. That's where their story unfolded. This series was a mix of comedy, drama, and politics and I really enjoyed watching it.

From this drama, I went on binge-watching more. In a span of four months, I was able to watch more than five k-dramas. It's a really great escape from all the stress from school and other extra-curricular works I've signed onto. Probably the ones memorable were Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, W: Two Worlds, Reply 1988, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, and Lovely Love Lie but I'll save this for another post.

Also earlier this year, Summit Media sent me a copy of Descendants of the Sun photo essay book, which I really enjoyed staring at every time. It features photos of the characters, locations, and different scenes from the drama series. It even includes signed (digital though) photos of the four main characters. 

I'd love to see more photo essay books from other K-dramas, especially from some of my favorites like Weightlifting Fairy and Love in the Moonlight. I'm sure other K-drama fans would enjoy those.

Now, I'm following My Secret Romance, and this is quite different from my usual binge-ing because the show is still on going so I have to wait every week for the new episodes to come out, like what I did with DoTS last year. It's quite thrilling actually because I get to feel kilig every week hahaha! I'm also started Ruler: Master of the Mask, a historical drama starring Yoo Seung Ho and Kim So Hyun; Fight For My Way, starring Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji Won. Since these three are all ongoing series, I'm sort of burning my waiting time with Let's Fight Ghost, featuring Taecyon and Kim So Hyun, while reading I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo, which features a Korean-American main character!

Call me obsessed. I won't mind.


headspin, happiness, death

6:52:00 AM

Last September 9th, my favorite band, Bastille, dropped their sophomore album titled Wild World and it's absolutely brilliant! I'm honestly so amazed by the sheer talent this band has brought into the music industry and I'm really glad they're getting the recognition they deserve.

At the time of writing, Wild World has peaked the UK charts for two consecutive weeks. They've also played some gigs in which they performed their new tunes. I think they're up for Apple Music festival in a few hours and I'm excited to see it. Hopefully I can. And hopefully, I could catch them live again as well.

Speaking of more music, another one of my favorite bands, COIN, recently released a music video for their newest single, Talk Too Much, and it's super cool.

I'm actually just trying to write here just to get my creative juices to flow because I have this really cool plot bunny in my head that I can't seem to get off.

Anyway, I guess I should sign out.


What's on my playlist?

11:06:00 PM

It's one of those days where I'm stuck. I have absolutely no idea what to do. I want to be productive but it's not kicking in. What a shame yeah?

For days, I resorted into just listening to music. And, well reading some books of course! Would you believe there are currently 8 books listed on my currently reading shelf on Goodreads? I'll have a book review up on Thursday in my book blog so I'm reading that, but in addition, I'm also listening to the audiobok of Illuminae, while delving into its sequel, Gemina. Call me crazy already.

So what's up?

Well, I'd like to share the songs I'm currently enjoying for the past week.

Our Own House - MisterWives
Good Grief - Bastille
Heart Like Yours - Willamette Stone
Talk Too Much - COIN
Wherever I Go - OneRepublic
Hello Hello - Lewis Watson
Settled - The Ransom Collective
Killer Whales - Smallpools
Fire and the Flood - Vance Joy
Are We Ready? (Wreck) - Two Door Cinema Club
Take It or Leave It - Great Good Fine Ok