Anyone who’s been around this blog for a while has probably noticed that I’m not too hot on romance. 😀 It’s not that I don’t watch any but that I don’t actively go searching for romance themed dramas. I do watch a few every now then, if I happen to come across one that appeals to me. Warm on a Cold Night is one such drama. I did like it from the start but it was only after I got to the end that I realised how much. Which was quite a lot. 🙂 I’ve caught myself thinking about the storylines at odd moments and recalling certain scenes makes me genuinely happy. Even hearing the first few bars of the ending song always puts a smile on my face. I’ve now even skimmed through all the episodes again to take screencaps, ha. That’s generally a sure sign that a show is truly to my liking.
Yes, I’m still here and watching stuff too. I’ve even somehow managed to amass a full roster right now. 😀 It’s just that RL issues have not magically disappeared, soooo… still not much time nor energy to be dedicated to blog posts. Unfortunately this will be the state of things for quite some while yet, but at least I know there’s an end in sight… some time next year. Continue reading →
This is such a chill song! I’ve been vibing here, carried along by the melody, ha. Just what I needed after a mega stressful work week with multiple 10-11 hour days. The vocals are sooo smooth and calming. I’ve always loved Jinyoung’s voice and he’s improved quite a bit over the years. The songs he’s composed for GOT7 are pretty much always the ones I seem to navigate towards. There’s just something about them that “speak” to me. 🙂
Here’s a live version with 편지 (Letter) as a bonus song. As he tells in the video, 편지 is perhaps his fave song of this new solo album of his (Chapter 0: WITH) and a genre he wanted to try out. I really like it too, it reminds me of the korean folk inspired kpop ballads from early 2000s… ah, the nostalgia.
I could probably copypaste most of last year’s end of the year post here as nothing much seems to have changed. Well, save for the dramas I did manage to watch. quirkycase @dramabeans pretty much said it in her post – “There were some dramas I enjoyed, but not many stuck with me afterward or made a strong impression.” Which is one reason I struggled with trying to write something, anything about most of those I watched. So I didn’t. The dramas I enjoyed the most were Under the Skin, Kikazaru Koi ni wa Riyuu ga Atte and New Life Begins. No surprieses there as those are the ones I was compelled to make a proper post about. All three were excellent in their own way and gave me planty of happy drama hours. Continue reading →
Well, techincally it’s just half of Shinhwa but still. 😀 My fist and forever kpop love. It’s been SO long since they were active as a group. I’d more or less given up hope ever seeing them together again, so half of Shinhwa is better than none.
Flash is such a fun, happy bop and I just can’t stop moving along. It puts a big smile on my face.
Here’s the performance video (one take version). These ahjussis still got it. 😍
I am not a huge fan of romcoms or romantic dramas in general but that does not mean I don’t watch any. Every now and then I come across one that draws me in, almost against all odds. 😀 New Life Begins is one of those. It’s unabashedly romantic fluff and I appreciate that it doesn’t try to pretend to be anything else. Which is what so many kdramas don’t seem to grasp these days. Drama has 40 episodes, which might sound a lot but I haven’t felt like it, so far anyway. Every epi has something to offer, some are slower and some are busier but I’ve enjoyed them all. And I haven’t done much FFing either! 😲
I would have tittled this “Fandoms Colliding” but I’m not a ‘fan’ of neither N.Flying nor League of Legends, I just enjoy watching both, ha. Anyways, I came across N.Flying doing a cover medley of couple of League of Legends songs and they did great. Riot makes rather awesome animated vids (for a game company)… and the songs ain’t that bad either. 😀
Well, it’s actually not that far off in the past, but it is a blast from my kpop past. 😀 In one of the comment threads at kfangurl’s Queen In Hyun’s Man group watch post, there was a discussion about Ji Hyun Woo’s music carreer. This got me thinking about his first band, The Nuts whom I was a big fan of back in the day. Which in turn sent me to my old tumblr account in search of a tribute post I once made for them. Yup, I used to have a kpop dedicated tumblr. It didn’t last very long and got left by the wayside when I lost interest in it, ha. I never cancelled the account though, so it’s still around, gathering dust. Anyway, I got the notion of re-posting the whole thing here (with a few updates and edits). Might be of interest to some… or not.
Kikazaru Koi ni wa Riyuu ga Atte (There’s a Reason for Dressing Up Love) is a drama I watched quite a while ago but never managed to write about then, despite of how much I liked it. And I did like it a lot! There’s something about slice-of-life jdramas that just seem tailormade for me. 🙂 No high drama just for drama’s sake or convoluted plots, relatable characters who feel like real people with real jobs they actually go to and not one uber rich asshat in sight (yey!). I’ve also come to appreciate characters that are generally really nice, even when they are supposed to be e.g love rivals. Thumbs up for loving, supporting parents as well. It’s all so refreshing after, say… kdramas with all these nasty, borderline basket cases. 😀 Besides ticking off all the right boxes, Kikazaru Koi put a big grin on my face and that is something I love in dramas these days. If you are looking for a heartwarming, “healing” drama, this might just be it.