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April 2013 Highlight: Answer Me 1997! (2012)

April 15, 2013


“There is nothing more urgent than now. Because later might never come. Life isn’t long enough to speak of the next opportunity, rather than the now that’s before our eyes.” “If you give up on now because of laziness or a lack of courage, there is no hope of another opportunity. If you love now, […]

February 2013 Highlight: Flower Boy Ramyun Shop (2011)

February 12, 2013


“The most important thing when eating ramyun is timing. Ramyun tastes the best when you eat it while it’s bubbling hot” First off, I know it’s been a while…  There was so much going on in 2012 that I had to forfeit Kdramaland and writing on this blog altogether – to the point that I […]

My New Crack

February 17, 2012


In the past few months, I finished 5 sageuks consecutively: Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Tamna the Island, Painter of the Wind, Damo, and Conspiracy in the Court . (Notice that the intensity increases with each project.) After that long parade, I’ve decided to shift gears for a moment. Yes, I love sageuks because they generally display more fervor, […]

January 2012 Highlight: Damo (2003)

February 7, 2012


“A far off mountain… A mountain with a deep green forest… A destiny… that could not foresee that divide A love I could not measure… A love that tore apart my heart… Not again… Never again… Do not live for me…”  Time to rack my brain to write about Damo, a decade old sageuk (well..almost) that’s […]

Unleashing my inner teenager

February 5, 2012


Two high school-musical dramas premiered last monday: Dream High 2 and Shut Up: Flower Boy Band. I am such a sucker for high school dramas/movies when they’re done well. They bring on a feeling of youthfulness that I miss and give me the excuse to be shallow. (It’s high school! I’m just going to enjoy […]

January 2012 Update

January 18, 2012


New year, more dramas! Bring it on, Dramaland! With the recent cable additions to the big three plus my long to-watch list that keeps expanding, I don’t know how I’m going to find the time to see everything. But you know, I am all for quality over quantity. Trying a small bite of everything isn’t […]

October 2011 Highlight (2): Tamna, the Island (2009)

January 9, 2012


“Exile!” ….. “Troublemaker!”   Warning: It is going to be a  somewhat long, incoherent, fangirly gibberish. Please bear with me :] Just a pre-note: I watched the 21-episode director’s cut version in lieu of 16-episode MBC’s curtailed version. (Darn you, MBC! What a sacrilege to Park Kyu.) The original 21-episode DVD version was so much […]

October 2011 Highlight (1): Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010)

December 21, 2011


WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD. Read on your own discretion. ” 一笑一少, 一怒一老. (One smile makes you a year younger, one frown makes you a year older.) It was a joke, don’t be angry anymore.” “子曰:「中道而廢.今女畫 」(Confucius says, one should not start something he/she can’t finish.) Stopping in the middle is worse than not having started at all.” “知彼知己,百戰百勝. (Know […]