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The First Half of My Life: Learning Process

I’ve been wanting to watch this cdrama for a while now, but I finally pushed it up the list and finished it 🙂 Jin Dong, together with a whole group of experienced casts, what’s not to love? And I must say that I’m sooo glad I placed my priorities well – frankly I didn’t expect myself to like it, but the moment you get into it you kind of see the thought they put into producing this through the scenes, lines and lyrics. Overall, I feel that a group of inexperienced actors wouldn’t have been able to pull this off; kudos to the casting director for this because they are just so good. Wow. All of them gave impressive performances which made them feel like real human beings and not mere characters.

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February Movie Watch: the Sageuk Edition

New year, new movies of course! Although there’s not much changes except for changing number in years and age (when you’re old like me LOL), there’s something we can be sure of: new movies in production will come out. I’m ecstatic to see not one. but THREE sageuk movies making it into the list of premiering titles in February 2018: one is the ‘Joseon Sherlock Holmes’ 조선명탐정 Joseon Detective 3; the other one is the much anticipated 흥부 Heungbu; last but not least is the second part of the Korean Confucian ‘mechanics’ series, 궁합 Gunghap.

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Ji Jin Hee and Jung Woo Sung for Esquire

Happy new year everyone! Actors Ji Jin-hee and Jung Woo-sung are featured on Esquire Korea’s January issue – it has been a while since I shared pictorial(s) here so I picked this one 🙂 Since it’s for the same magazine, I decided to compile the two separate pictorials into one. Jung Woo-sung continues to be active in chungmuro, whereas Ji Jin-hee is coming back this year with jtbc drama Misty alongside Kim Nam-joo. It airs on 2nd February, which is quite soon. (Yay! This will be his comeback since Second to Last Love in 2016.)

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2016: Closing Remarks

I know, there is literally only 3 months left to 2017 – at this point a post for 2016 seems pointless, hah. As unbelievable as it sounds, this post has been in the works for the longest time, just that it never made its way to the ‘publish’ mode. I was actually contemplating to forget about it for good, but in the end I decided to put it up regardless of how late it turns out (I apologize).

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Secret Forest – Layers to Unravel

I always say that time flies, but… how is it already September?! Despite me still trying to grasp its arrival, I realise that it’s almost the end of another year once again. Admittedly, I haven’t been on task with watching kdramas lately (the newest one I’m currently following though is Live Up to Your Name). Prior to this I caught Secret Forest (aka Stranger) and I am glad to report that I wasn’t disappointed – it had everything I just needed in a drama. Not everything needs to be dramatic and real happening; mere, small moments if enacted sufficiently well are enough to impact viewers. Every week, I found myself looking forward to watch it and at the end there was a point I actually felt that we got there so quick, hah. From the news release about the drama to the anticipation (it was Jo Seung-woo’s and Bae Doo-na’s dramaland comeback after 3 and 7 years respectively) all the way until it finished its run, it was actually months long. But oh boy, how hard the withdrawals hit.

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Baek Jin Hee for Oh Boy! September 2017

Baby-faced Baek Jin-hee is back with another pictorial after a while with Oh Boy! magazine. It feels like forever since the last time I posted her pictorial because of the time constraint (I even missed her pretty Jeju pictorial with allure back in May ;~;) and I’ve been a bad fan, not watching her recent shows except for few early episodes of My Daughter Geum Sa-wol (I couldn’t keep up with it huhu). Here’s hoping that I can get behind Missing Nine one day despite the mixed reviews, but for now, let me appreciate the beauty~!

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Challenge: Accepted

Gosh, I miss blogging terribly. My fingers are itching to hit the keyboard like bullets, hence here I am, accepting a challenge; just like how it all started SEVEN years ago (has it been that long?!), I am starting all over again through a 30-Day Challenge. This will surely bring back fond memories of those beautiful days, plus I’ll have something to write about instead of hitting my office keyboard out of boredom. I’ll be posting the excerpts on Twitter, while the long thoughts will be updated in this post. Dig in!

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Lee Jun Ki for Marie Claire

[Hi everyone, sorry for the lack of posts the past few months and this year especially – life happened and I haven’t made enough time to write a proper post on the blog.. I have some posts in the works but they’re still incomplete. I really miss blogging (and all of you), so I should get myself together and start posting more frequently. My sincere apologies; nevertheless I hope you all continue to stick around and thank you from the bottom of my heart for the continuous support. – Jas]

After doing Two Weeks back in 2013, Lee Jun-ki is finally back with a modern-day drama Criminal Minds, which is a remake of the US crime procedural of the same title. He’s done mostly sageuks and I cannot agree more that he looks fabulous in hanbok, but seeing him in a drama set in present day definitely excites me! Honestly speaking, I don’t have much expectations for the show but I will still check it out, for oppa (lol). Criminal Minds premieres on tvN this fall, and its cast also includes Moon Chae-won (who is also under Namoo Actors which is Lee Jun-ki’s agency as well), Son Hyun-joo, Lee Sun-bin and more. Pictures and stills of the drama’s filming have already been floating around, now I can’t wait to see their collaboration together~

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Chicago Typewriter: Closing Remarks

I don’t think I’ll be able to move from Chicago Typewriter anytime soon. Sometimes, it’s the drama you promised not to invest in too much ended up owning your mind, body, and soul, not to mention the tears. CT was like that to me. It was during the pre-emptions between episodes 8 and 9 that I realized that I was lost without the drama to bury myself in, proving that I was already too deep into it. I blame the drama and its soothing, lullaby-like background songs (despite the heavy themes looming behind), which became my respite from the real world in the past two months. The wait was worth it, and I’m left feeling hollow after the finale.

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Park Yeol, the Anarchist from Colony

Director Lee Joon-ik delivers the first teaser for his anticipated movie Park Yeol earlier today, with a lighter tone as compared to the heavy premise everyone expected it to be based on the subjects alone. With its English title Anarchist from Colony, the movie’s first teaser is considerably campier compared to Sado’s breathless and Dongju’s subdued teasers, the two most recent productions from the director. At least the wait won’t be that long, since Park Yeol will be gracing the Korean big screens in June.

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