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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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Smiles, Tears, and Glares Abound in Seven-Day Queen’s Early Promo

I know that getting too excited for a drama this early might not be good for me as I tend to grow tired of the promotional materials, but right now, I just want to enjoy myself and get immersed in the pretty (but short!) teaser for Seven-Day Queen. Good thing KBS is at least being generous now that we’re already in May, and it’s great to know that the premiere has been moved to the end of this month instead of June as reported earlier. I’m crossing my fingers and toes that it will deliver in both visual and story; go ahead, make me smile and make me weep for the beautiful story! Continue reading “Smiles, Tears, and Glares Abound in Seven-Day Queen’s Early Promo”

Lee Je Hoon – Allure May 2017 Interview

Although his drama Tomorrow with You has ended its run, that does not mean we won’t be seeing Lee Je-hoon around as much as we did in the last few months. This workaholic guy is still busy jumping between filming his upcoming movie I Can Speak, shooting pictorials here and there, attending fashion events, and participating in charity event under OXFAM Korea. He shot a pictorial together with his label mates, actor Kwon Yul and actress Lee Honey to promote OXFAM’s upcoming event in May, and did an interview for the magazine spread. Enjoy~!

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Cast Lined Up for Seven-Day Queen

This might have been circulating in media for few days already, but I only found out about it earlier yesterday! That is how out of touch I am with kdramaland these days >.< KBS is gathering the lineup for its first primetime sageuk this year, entitled Seven-Day Queen (7일의 왕비) and word is out that the main cast has already confirmed to star in the romance sageuk. The title is what makes me super excited at first, because there is no other queen in Joseon Dynasty other than Queen Dankyung who fits the title, plus the cast is already promising!

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