It’s been more than three years since the first post about hanbok was posted on this blog. Time does fly very fast nowadays, huh? After doing the introductory post, I also made several short posts focusing on the court attires and ornaments used during Joseon Dynasty. In fact, this was supposed to be the the third installment to the Joseon’s Court Attire posts, but I decided to change it into the second part of the main post, that was the Traditional Korean Clothing: Kdrama Style. Thanks to the world wide web and the never ending interest in hanbok, I have found more details about traditional Korean clothing and I feel that it should be shared with fellow enthusiasts about hanbok, especially those featured in the dramas. I still love to spot the ornaments and the attires worn by the cast, so for those who are in the same boat as me, this detailed post focusing on the court attires might be for you!
New season and new dramas! We can never predict what is going to happen and the same thing goes with dramas. In my case, the excitement of watching the previews and teasers of upcoming dramas does not mean that I will love the dramas because it’s up to the drama itself to draw me in. The recent batch of new dramas is a mix of everything: from romantic comedies to melodrama, modern and historical. I am sure that there’s something for everyone and one of these might end your drama drought, if you’re having any.
It’s hard to believe that we’re almost halfway through the year 2014 and I feel like I haven’t accomplished anything yet for this year. Looking back at my dramalist, I realize that I only completed four dramas this year, excluding those which started airing in 2013 (King’s Daughter Soo Baek Hyang, Empress Ki). Unlike myself in several years back who could fit more than ten dramas in my watchlist at a time, my current watching habit is different. I only pick two or three shows to be watched at a time since it will allow me to focus on the plots and the stories that the dramas want to tell. Yep, I take my drama watching seriously!
Another reason to blame Jang Ok Jung, Live in Love is that it makes me study South Korea’s history, particularly Joseon Dynasty. Since I am currently enjoying my holiday, it can be said that I read about the Joseon kings almost all the time when I’m not watching dramas. It has now gotten to the point of jotting down the names and tracing their family lineage, especially the relationships they had with each other, aside the usual father and son relationship. I was planning to post this later but I know I have to write it all before I forgot all the things I read. I also want to thank Msbtrixie for giving the suggestion that prompted me to do this. It doesn’t hurt to learn something while watching our dramas, right?