Moving and Playing Catch Up

Today I did something which I consider a big leap in my life, and it’s related to this blog! This blog has become a big part of me and I am proud to announce that it’s now getting its own domain! Look at your address bar! If it shows https://thetalkingcupboard.com/ , then you have the new address to this blog. I am so excited because it has been a dream of mine since last year and I’ve achieved that dream πŸ™‚

The old links will be automatically redirected to the new ones so you don’t have to worry of losing those links, if you’ve been bookmarking them or linking them anywhere. I am relieved that everything progressed smoothly, but there are little things (such as featured images without heads) which need to be tweaked since I also changed the theme, just to give the blog a makeover for the move! Ah, I was (and still) so excited that I stared at the new URL for almost 30 minutes, unable to believe that it happened.

I guess this week has been very kind to me, blessing me with lots of good things although not without challenges. From a lengthy trip to the bank to set up my account for the process to the time spent to set up PayPal (which was challenging for first-timers like me!), not to mention the hours spent pondering whether this would be a right thing to do. Yeah, I take this blog thing very seriously because I love my little cupboard and I treasure the friendship I have through this blog. So..I hope this will become one of more milestones for this precious little talking cupboard! Thank you for your support~

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Okay, enough with the long speech. I’m also enjoying the good mood I have right now and I am watching a number of currently airing dramas: something that I rarely do in the recent years. It’s a relief when a drama I’m interested in before it starts airing turns out to be a drama I can get into, and there are a few dramas like that!

The Girl Who Sees Smells/Scents (and the many alternate titles and nicknames, like Smelly Girl, heh) is, in my opinion, a perfect drama to watch this spring. I tried out the first two episodes because I was curious on how Park Yoochun would be faring after his Sea Fog days, but he’s not the only reason I’m sticking with the series right now, and I’m pretty confident that I will be able to follow it until the end.

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There are lots of things to love about it but the best thing has to be the rediscovery of Shin Se-kyung. This is not the first time I watch her because I’ve seen her before in one of her earlier works, which was the movie My Little Bride as Moon Geun-young’s best friend. It’s always nice to see her getting praise and recognition through this drama and it is possible for her to break the stigma about her acting this time. Oh Cho-rim is one lovely girl and Shin Se-kyung truly shines in her role as the smell-seeing girl.

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Plus, she has a very cute and adorable chemistry with Yoochun, and his character Mu-gak is a complete opposite of her: she has heightened senses while he’s void of any senses. He lost his ability to feel anything: from pain to taste, and even his limit of staying awake. They’re so different from each other but share one common thing: they’re also different from the rest of the humans because of their unique abilities.

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I won’t say that Mu-gak is disabled with his inability to feel anything, because it does have its own perks, especially in his job as a policeman (although it can be quite painful to look at at times). Mu-gak has this straight face he tends to use most of the time but that doesn’t mean he is a boring person. I have a feeling that Yoochun truly enjoys filming this drama because he gets to unleash his infamous Chunface when the situation calls for it.

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Cho-rim and Mu-gak’s fates are bound together thanks to the Bar Code Serial Murder Case happening in the drama, and things are getting really interesting in the recent episodes. The drama knows how to balance the light and happy scenes with the heavy and dark ones, and watching Cho-rim’s sight of scents coming alive and floating around on the screen is very enchanting. It’s like watching the scent bubbles in Febreeze commercials but this is definitely better! Do pick up the series if you haven’t already and don’t spoil yourself!

I’m also watching Falling for Innocence and to be honest, I cried more than I laughed while watching the first four episodes. I blame Jin Gu for bringing alive one of the most perfect guys in dramaland, Dong-wook. I was tearing up while skimming through the first episode to take the screencap above. When I first started the series, I thought that Soon-jung (Kim So-yeon) was so fortunate to have a boyfriend like him but after a few episodes, I can see that he’s also lucky to get such a strong and level-headed lady like her. They deserve each other..

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Anyway, I won’t spoil too much but I’m also warming up to the real leads of the show: Jung Kyung-ho’s Min-ho and Yoon Hyun-min’s Joon-hee. Min-ho is cold and cruel in his effort to bring down his enemy, but I’m warming up to the softer side of him. Still, I acknowledge that he’s an a** (sorry for the language, but that’s the best adjective to describe him) because even his friends approve that he’s a garbage, and he doesn’t argue with them about it, acknowledging that he IS one.

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Joon-hee has been carrying a torch for Soon-jung from a long time ago, but he had to be satisfied with second next to Dong-wook, and he’s just her very best friend. I really like how he treats her, although he should learn that giving someone shoes will make that person run away from him. I do hope that they will remain friends, and Joon-hee is not going to do anything foolish in the future.

I have just realized that it’s been one month since the blog ‘s anniversary. We’ve already passed the middle of April and before I know it, May will be here! Where did the time go? 2015 is shaping to be a good year, and I really hope it does! Hopefully, with the new URL and new look, I will have more motivation to keep blogging. Ah, it still feels so surreal to me…

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52 thoughts on “Moving and Playing Catch Up

  1. Congrats Mimi for getting your own domain! It one of those milestones many bloggers dream of accomplishing. Here’s too many happy blogging years ahead! \o/

    Agree with you on your musings on Falling for Innocence and Smelly Girl. I am currently watching and they did not disappoint so far. I thought the scene where Soon-jung monologued to Dong-wook in ep 3 at the columbarium was so touching. Tears were starting to well up in my eyes there. Don’t care for that new Min Ho hair πŸ™‚ but liking the fact that he has not suddenly become a teddy bear. I enjoy the fact that there is an edge to his character.

    As for Smelly Girl…wow, that last episode was epic whodunnit drama…creepy and scary. I am worried for Cho-rim!

    1. Thanks! Yeah, hoping that there’s more to come for this little cupboard πŸ˜€

      Soon-jung is an amazing woman. The more I’m watching the series, the more I’m falling for her. It breaks my heart to see how perfect she is with Dong-wook and how cruel the fate was to them. Ahh…I can’t stop crying when she’s thinking of him and cried while visiting him (γ… γ… )

      Min-ho is still his old self at time when he’s not being ‘possessed’ by the new heart and boy, do I enjoy his confusion after causing so much heartaches for our Soon-jung! Hehehe

      Smelly Girl (still laughing at this) is fast becoming my favourite after ep 6. I need the next episode ASAP!

  2. Congratulations!

    Hey I also saw Shin Se Kyung for the first time in My Little Bride.. She is lovely in Smelly Girl and it’s such a cute show. Yoochun is ADORABLE.

    I’m not as much impressed by FFI but 4 ep finally sealed the deal that I’ll watch it. Jin Goo was really good, as was his Dong Wool.

    1. Thanks! I can’t stop grinning at the thought of Smelly Girl and the OTP is one of the cutest pairings this year~

      Ah, Dong-wook will always be remembered. Hopefully Descendants of the Sun will give Jin Gu a role as good as this one πŸ™‚

  3. Love the new theme and the fact that it’s all rightfully yours now!

    (though I’m curious- why the need to open a bank account for this, really that much work? :O)

    1. I woke up this morning and still found it surreal. I have never thought that this blog will make me so happy like this!

      It’s because of the PayPal. In Malaysia, only RHB has the option of topping up your PayPal account, so I have to make a new bank account for easy access to that option. Plus, it’s been a while since the last time I opened an account and I was quite nervous. Haaaa

      1. Oh no wonder! Glad you got it all sorted out though! And hehe, filing this for future info just in case πŸ™‚ did you upgrade with WP btw or did you use something else like Heisui did?

        1. I’m using the WP upgrade for the time being. The plan to do what heisui did is there but I need more money and resources research before I’m confident to make the move πŸ˜€

  4. Whoa, I totally forgot Shin Se-kyung was in My Little Bride! And here I was thinking I hadn’t ever seen SSK in anything until TGWSS, haha. She’s doing a fine job so far πŸ™‚ I might even check out Blade Man for her, provided I first mentally prepare myself for the weirdness…

    Also, congrats on the move!! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks!

      Haha she was so young in that movie! She suits bubbly roles more compared to the melo she did in the recent years (with the exception of Tree with Deep Roots – her character was amazing there) and she’s lovely in Blade Man too! The weirdness might be difficult to deal with at first but I wash you best of luck! I should find some time too so that I can watch it properly ^^v

  5. Congratulation Mimi! (Resisting the urge to call you Mini Minhee, your name keep reminding me that name from Naeil’s Cantabile.) I’ve said this before, but I really admire your effort on keeping the blog alive, even more commendable that you turn your passion into something fruitful and equally enjoyable to others. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say your blog is turning into a safe haven for some. Best of luck and thank you for your hard work on the recaps. Cheers~!

  6. Thanks! Hehehe you’re welcomed to call me that because I adore Do-hee ❀

    Thank you so much for the kind words, buddy! I’m happy that what started out as a little drama journal has made people happy, even with my small (and often lacking) contribution. Seeing the cupboard grow into a safe haven is very touching and I do cry from time to time because of this blog πŸ˜€ Thank you again for your support, and here’s to many more spazzes together in the future! πŸ˜‰

  7. Congratulations for this awesome new milestone! I absolutely love the blog’s new look! Really professional, yet quirky πŸ™‚

    Funnily enough, I am planning changes to my own blog as well and I think there are few other drama blogs that are getting makeovers, too. It seems like the spring is the best time for changes and improvements and it’s nice to see that our blogosphere keeps evolving over time πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks! It’s really nice to know that you’re planning changes too! I think there are a number of blogs which have been around for a while, so it’s about time for us to advance to the next step πŸ˜€

  8. Congratulations 🎊! I accidentally saw your blog while searching for KMHM recaps .. I’m so thankful for your fast recap that time. And I’ve been checking your blog since then. Arigato for your hard work. Keep it up πŸ™‚

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