1, 2, 3, 4, 5…SIX

Oh hey, this is mimi aka thetalkingcupboard’s founder. You might not notice it but the blog has turned six two days ago. Time sure flies faster than a bullet train or the lightning these days, and I hate to admit that this year is the first time I’m late for the annual blog birthday post. Shame on me, but I’m not slacking without a reason, I promise! Anyway…I really hope there are still people hanging around here, although it’s kind of quiet with less posts compared to the cupboard’s heyday…

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2015: One in a million

It’s already April (time really flies), and I thought I should sum up my 2015 with dramaland. My apologies for it coming so very late, but here’s the list of last year’s dramas I’ve completed and some thoughts about them. As usual, Korea has lots of titles to offer each year but abundance also means that really good dramas can be hard to come by. It’s almost a one in a million chance for us to find a show that can fully blow us away! However, that is also why I continue to be a drama fan even as time passes: because there are gems not to be missed 🙂 The drama choices we have seem never-ending now that there are cable networks (compared to just the Big 3 back then). Furthermore, 2015 is also the year I discovered some great shows outside kdramas!

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“I am Five!”

Said the cupboard. I thought that it would be a phase, but it has come a long way to become my pride and joy. I thought that the cupboard would last at most two years before I went MIA, but the blog pulled me out of my lowest points and made me write, write, and write to distract myself. From a little space for me to write about dramas, the talking cupboard has become a big part of me that I cannot let go just like that. It’s not too much to say that this is one of the places I spent most of my twenties, and I intend to do so for years to come.

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Thank you for the wish, WP!

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2015 in Retrospect

Well, it’s the last day of February, and it is special because we get one extra day this month thanks to the leap year! I think it’s about time for me to have a proper post to say goodbye to 2015. It’s late (I know, I know), but I can’t seem to sit back and write coherent sentences about the dramas I watched last year. Maybe because I don’t really finish that many dramas? That, and my attention span that is getting even shorter year by year. So, expect lots of rants and ramblings in this post while I reminisce about the dramas that made me experience a roller coaster of emotions over the year of 2015.

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(Re)discovering Cdramas

Yup, you read that right. I’m not really sure what brought upon the sudden decision to watch a Chinese drama again after more than ten years, but I blame it on the nostalgic feeling I have these days. I have to be grateful that a great drama is the one bringing me back into the wonderful world of Cdramas, and it is no other than Nirvana in Fire/ Lang Ya Bang! Just when I think I’m going to wait until I finish watching Nirvana in Fire before embarking on another drama, I made a mistake of clicking on Love Me, If You Dare/ Ta Lai Le Qing Bi Yan‘s banner on Viki. Oh, no…

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Awards, Awards!

I am no celebrity to receive big awards but it is heartwarming to have fellow kdrama bloggers nominating me for various blogger awards. This time, they are from the cool ladies of The Crazy Ahjummas and the veteran reviewer LeeJIN of LeeJIN‘s Drama Corner. Thank you so much for the love, lovelies 😉 

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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 🙂

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Fourth Year – Thank You!

Another year passes by and the blog turns four today! It’s hard to believe, but four years seems so short when I look back at the time when I first started the talking cupboard. There were times when I felt unsure of what to do with this blog before spazzing like there’s no tomorrow, or stressing over the possibility of quitting this blog altogether. So many ups and downs but I am glad that I am still here, typing these words for the fourth year celebration of this cupboard. This post is dedicated to you, you, and YOU! Thank YOU, for making it possible for the talking cupboard to last until today!

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The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Another blogging award is making its round among the drama blogs and this time, it’s sisterhood-centric! We just celebrated the International Women’s Day last Sunday and it’s fitting to be able to receive this award from fellow bloggers Hazelle from The A-Philosopher’s Chair and Kfangurl from The Fangirl Verdict. Thank you so much, girls! In case you are not aware of it yet, yes, I am a lady 😉

~Oh, Nelly from MyMyooz and Kwon from Dramajjang had also nominated me last week, and I just got into the mood to answer the questions. Thank you and sorry for the late response ^^;

~Thank you Soori from Four Seasons Dramas and Mitta for the nominations! Hehehe ❤

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2014 in Retrospect

2014 was actually a strange year overall for me. Sometimes it felt so fast, but there were moments when I thought that time moved at the speed of a crawling tortoise. It was not a great year personally and even to the world’s population in general, but I am reflecting on what had happened to make 2015 a better year. Despite all the challenges, I come to realize that blessings come in small packets of full of warmth, just like some of the dramas which aired in 2014.

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