I love Korean Dramas. There. I said it. I have a subscription to Dramafever and Viki because…why not? Korean Dramas are amazing. There’s always a beginning and an end – each show is about 16 to 20 episodes long. Most of the time, the writers have the entire script for all episodes before shooting begins, so there’s never an ending that just peters out (I’m looking at you Lost). Sometimes they fail at the ending, but most of the time they wrap it up nice and neatly.
With all this said, there are tropes that are found in almost every Korean Drama.
Chaebols – A chaebol is an insanely rich person that usually owns some huge conglomerate in Seoul. They are always good looking, arrogant, rude, self-entitled, but most of all they are looking for someone to fill the empty void in their heart. Enter the poor sassy girl.
It sure has been a long time since I posted anything and I feel sorry about that, but life happened. 😛 Anyway, I have an exciting piece of news! 🎉
If you’ve followed me for a long time, you would know that I first started learning Korean through Talk To Me In Korean 🇰🇷 8 years ago (shocking how fast time flies!). I loved how their lessons were easy for beginners like myself back then to follow, which is the reason it is always the first site that I recommend to beginners or anyone interested in starting their Korean language learning journey.
That’s why I’m thrilled to share that one of my very first Korean teachers and the brain behind TTMIK, 현우쌤, will be in Singapore 🇸🇬 for a talk next week on October 10th! 👏🏻
He will be answering all of your burning questions about the Korean culture and learning Korean so if you’re just interested in coming to ask questions or just listen to him share his knowledge, do sign up via this link! I’ve already signed up so maybe see you there too! 😉
I realised that I’ve never really expressed my feelings about a single song on here before, but this song feels like my life’s theme song of the moment so I had to share.
I followed JJ Project when they first debuted and when they debuted as part of GOT7, I never thought they would ever come back as a unit again, but I guess never say never? I was so excited when they announced their comeback. 😭
Their new album sounds nothing like their debut album but in a good way. It is SO much better and I fell in love with it instantly. In it, my favourite song is 내일, 오늘 (Tomorrow, Today), which is such a meaningful song and I’ve had it on constant replay since the album was released. The lyrics speak volumes to anyone who has ever felt uncertain about their lives. It feels like the theme song of my life of late, especially now that I’ve reached my late 20s and feel thrown into another quarter-life crisis. 😭 In order to understand how I feel, let’s take a look at the lyrics. 💕
M2 has graciously decided to bring us the ‘ASMR Lyric Live’ series, and while I don’t like ASMR in general, Jinyoung’s version of the song sounded so emotional and heartfelt that it touched me even more. 😭 역시 “아프니까 청춘이다”? 😔
Okay, I know this post is years overdue along with posts about my trip, but all I can say is that work then, and now school, took over my life and this ended up gathering dust in my drafts. I’ve decided it’s time to post them now that I’m just several days away from my 2017 trip. :p
I’d like to say a HUGE thank you to CheapTickets.sg for the tickets! I was really very surprised to receive a call at work that told me I won tickets to Korea. This is the biggest prize I’ve ever won in my entire life, and I’m glad that I took the chance to join the Facebook contest then. :p It was fun bringing my parents around, showing them the place I lived for 9 months and also walking with them the road I walked every day to school. It was also great seeing my friends again. :)
I love that tvN uploads highlights (above) and even behind the scenes videos (below!) of some of their dramas.
This drama holds so much meaning for me because not only do I love Standing Egg, Coffee Boy, and many other Korean indie bands (#인디밴드사랑), I am feeling the woes of my age and it is just such a relatable drama.
To be honest, I actually enjoyed the drama! I didn’t think I’d like it because I wasn’t sure about 박규리 Park Gyu Ri‘s acting, but I won’t say everyone’s acting is exactly good in this drama, hahaha. The storyline isn’t fantastic, but it’s really not that bad of a fluff drama, giving me all these feels. xD It ended with a twist that felt a little awkward though.
With all the stress lately, I like that I didn’t have to think much while watching the drama. I’m curious about what happened to 전지후 Jeon Ji Hu though. His last production was in 2014?! Where did he go?