Dec 25, 2007

9 End 2 Outs

Who say that a guy and a gal can't be just friends? Meet Byun Hyung Tae (Lee Jung Jin) and Hong Nan Hee (Soo Ae), two steadfast loyal bestfriends. They had been friends for as long as they can remember in their 30 years. Hyung Tae works at a successful advertising agency, hitting on any beautiful females that pass by - the ultimate romeo-casanova-kind-of-guy. While Nan Hee works at small publishing company as an editor; it is just a stepping stone towards attaing her long life goal - to be a published author.

They make a pact that by the time Nan Hee celebrate her 30th birthday, and they are still single and no other prospect to marry, they would marry each other. However, when the time comes, they laugh it off....
Circumstances, make them share a house together. Eventhough, they have their similarities, they still get on each other nerves, living in such close quarters. Not enough though, to ruin their solid friendship. Hyung Tae was there through the ups and downs of Nan Hee's romantic liasion with a 22 years old baseball athlete, and when the affair ended -help her go on with her life and continue with her writing. Just like Nan Hee was there before, when Hyung Tae's great-love walk out of his life. She was there to pick up the pieces, and prod him to stand up again.

Spoiler Alert!!!!!!!!

Fudge! It turns out that they were each other first love! They keep it hidden, buried it so deep inside for fear it would ruin their friendship. They would rather remain as friends, and forever be part of each other life. Because the thought of life without the other....even thinking of it couldn't be beared.

A weekend getaway craziness, unleash the hidden feelings, making them want to take the risk that their friendship could become something more. But the return of their second love, makes them take a step back. What if it doesn't work? Then the friendship that they treasured so much would come to a stop...they would be wary of each other presence and sooner or later drifted apart. Would they rather take a chance again with their 'second love'?

For me, I would not even consider giving the 'second love' another chance. She walk out on him, for godsake. And him, who does he think he was giving her ultimatum...and now he want her back- forget the previous ultimatum? Huh! Bleh Blah.......

Oh yeah, Im Yoon Ah (You Are My Destiny) debuted her acting career in this drama I think, here she was this pesky teenagers who had a crush on Nan Hee's young-baseball-player- boyfriend

p/s: I have a new resolution for the incoming 2008, I would replace 'damn/darn/shit' with 'fudge'. cute when DW said it....

Dec 19, 2007


Nothing seems to ruffle you more than a lack of discipline, disloyalty and decorum. But Arians are also known to go into a rage very easily when challenged. Those of you who have been on the receiving end of the Aries temper know that if not calmed down they can even get violent. But one thing is certain if the opponent remains calm and does not react to their outburst, Arians cool down very fast. They are also the first to apologies, which makes them easier to forgive.

You are generally quiet (100% yes!) and have control over your emotions (errrr...). It is difficult to predict what will upset you (is it?) , so when you do lose your cool, people don’t know how to react (as far as I remember I only lost it once, and I even surprised myself!) . Your temper is like that of a raging bull (nah...) , and anyone trying to pacify you will be the first one to get a verbal bashing ( I do prefer to be left alone when I'm in a bad mood, so that I won't have to regret what I said or did - and apologize for it. I hate apologizing!). You generally get upset when you are cornered or when people accuse you of doing something wrong (helow! wouldn't anyone?). You also hate being reminded about mistakes you’ve made in the past (oh yeah! I may not have a perfect memory, but you don't have to remind me everytime!). You also have the potential to be terribly vindictive if rubbed the wrong way (hehe...vengeance is SWEET).

GEMINI MAY 21 – June 29
You are recognized by your cheerful disposition and your jovial nature is easily susceptible to anger. In fact, you are the best person to have around when there is an ugly scene at a party you can bring the warring factions together quite diplomatically. But when you lose cool, you yell and scream and will not listen to reason. You must have the last word in a wordy duel. Your capacity to argue aggressively is matched only by your seductive charm.

Considering how charming, caring and kind you are, you dislike unpleasant scenes, much less creating one yourself. You have great tolerance and rarely get provoked into losing your temper. If someone is unreasonable or trying to create trouble, you are more likely to walk away quietly. But that does not mean you do not have a temper. When angry, in your effort to control your emotions, you tremble, your hands get sweaty and sometimes you fumble for words. Tears roll down your eyes easily and the opponent is touched by your innocence and will seek an apology immediately.

If anyone has total control over their emotions, it is you. But then, you can be described as stiff, cold and uncaring. You are known to lack spontaneity but you really don’t care about opinions. You don’t like to create scenes and will never accept invitations to a party where you suspect the presence of an unruly lot. But your very presence seems challenging to some and they take vicarious pleasure in your disquiet. When angry you can use critical language. A dressing down can humiliate your opponent, causing a strain between both of you forever.

Most of you are gentle and have full control over your emotions but those of you given to temper tantrums can certainly get violent. When see things with rage, you yell and shout and tend to break things lying close at hand. You can even harm yourself by banging your hands on a glass top table or wall. You should never get into any argument, for you are a sore loser. You feel that others are trying to persecute you and don’t quite respect your opinions. When hurt, you can also hold grudges forever.
Did someone say that you are the charmers of the zodiac? Well, it’s true. Few have ever seen you ruffled or angry. You are very conscious of your image, and you believe that anger distorts your face and personality. You also think you are above things like anger. But wait before you get into self-congratulatory mood. Your family or those very close to you know you better. You have an unmatched temper amongst all the zodiac signs, and what makes it worse is your capacity to justify it.

Of course you don’t lose your cool. But your very demeanour (manner) projects haughtiness (arrogance, pride), pride and grand disdain (disregard) for lesser mortals (human). Others are often found saying that anger sits on your nose and you are raring to give your piece mind to the first person that try to be funny with you. You are selective in the choice of your friends, and have a low tolerance for the superfluous (extra) types. Your tongue-lashing (attack) is generally in a soft hissing tone for when you scream, your voice tends to get shrill and loud and you do hate drawing attention to yourself! When upset, you are angrier with yourself for having shown weakness, for the last thing that Scorpio wants to show is being out of control.

You are insensible and generally have no complete control over your emotions. You do get angry quickly and others marvel at your anger levels even when provoked. Actually, you get tongue-tied when angry and you will remove your anger waiting for the other person to calm down. Then you will reason with your opponent and convince the other person in a very gentle manner that the whole thing was just his mistake. You’re also likely to totally sever ties with someone when you’re upset with them.

Few will believe that a hardcore practical and materialistic person like you is capable of sensitivity and genuine emotions. You project a hard exterior but are actually very sensitive, a trait you successfully hide from others. You can see thing with anger but will not betray your feelings. But then, there are times that even you cannot control your temper. Under such circumstances you can shout and scream, more with frustration at the situation than with anger at any particular person. Your outbursts can shock others and can make them feel guilty too.

You are noble and kind and dislike losing control over your emotions. It is very rare for you to get angry. You are also the pacifier in situations that involve arguments. It is always your endeavor to be perfect and socially correct in your behavior and attitude, but if misunderstood and slighted you can give in to an angry outburst. You will shout and scream and then walk out from the scene. You cannot easily forget the situation and will be bitter about it for a long time.

The only thing that can be said about you dreamers is that you appear even more attractive when angry. You are very sensitive to others’ feelings, so you rarely hurt them. But when others tend to hurt you, then things take a nasty turn. You will yell and use harsh words and feel inclined to shake everything and everyone up. Your creative imagination is at its best when angry, and you tend to get pretty dramatic. When upset, you refuse to listen to reason and wish to be left alone. But once you calm down, you repent your tantrums and seek forgiveness. SO nobody can be upset with you for too long.

Nov 5, 2007

Dawson's Creek

I remember watching this series in Malaysian TV2 yearsssss ago - when I was still a teenager. I stayed up late and waited patiently since it aired around 11pm, and feel frustrated if for some unknown reason the station didn't aired the show for the night. I watched until the middle of season 3 then, when the storyline just got interesting; Pacey falling in love with Joey.
So anyway, I started buying the series DVD since June 2007, then because of Season 2 was so boring....I lost momentum and turn to Korean dramas again. I finally finished watching Season 2 in late August and buying a new season episodes everytime I finished watching the current one. Then tadaa....yesterday, 4th November, I finally watched the entire series.....and this is what I have to say about it.

Yes, I'm satisfied that Joey chose Pacey in the end - but the thing is he never stop loving her, and she admits she knows all along whom she loves, it's just she's afraid of making a commitment, thats why she's keep running away- running away from Pacey and every other guy she had relationship with. So if they are still in love with each other, wow! what inner strength they have for the 3 seasons to watch the person they are in love with falling in love with someone else - or at least having a relationship with another person - and still can show that person their best friend's face. And I still don't like the idea that one person can love more than one person me romantic, dreamer, whatever, its just not....'romantic' (wakaka....)

And whats so special of this Joey character anyway, that guys fall in love with her left and right.... to me Jen has more character, or maybe she's so wise that its not idealfor men to chase after her? Maybe I'm biased also since Katie Holmes that played Joey end up and marrying Tom Cruise, euww! of all Hollywood actors...Tom Cruise??? Got to remember "Love is Blind" thats why we fall, not rise up to Love ^_^

Apart from Joshua Jackson natural talent in acting I have to applaud Kerr Smith also, in the series he's so beautiful, kind-hearted, funny and unfortunately - as in real life - so gay. And that Meredith Monroe, she is so beautiful in the season finale, how could she agree to 'uglyized' herself to make herself look like a teenager in the 3 seasons she was in.

My favourite scene that make a very lasting impression even years after I seen it for the first time was in Season 3, Weekend In The Country episode. "You know you love someone when you can spend the entire night, sitting by the fire, watching them sleep" thats what Grams has said to them and at the ending of the show, Pacey was sitting by the fire, watching Joey sleep. That was the first inkling of Pacey feeling for Joey in the show...

The dialogues that I like are so many.... mostly i remembered from the series finale...
Joey: Dreams aren't perfect Dawson... They come true, not free

Jen: ... Be sure to make mistakes. Make a lot of them, because there's no better way to learn and to grow, all right? And, um, I want you to spend a lot of time at the ocean, because the ocean forces you to dream, and I insist that you, my girl, be a dreamer... And remember, to love is to live.
Jen: I think they overestimate it, too. I mean, as much as you want to, you can't rely on someone else to make you feel alive. It's an inside job.

Then there is this scene in Season 3, Secrets and Lies between Pacey and Andie

Andie: I slept with another guy six months ago! I knew it was wrong when I did it. I keep trying to tell you this and make you understand it. How many times do I have to say it?
Pacey: Andie, If you wanted to sleep with him, if even just for a second, then maybe it wasn't wrong.
Andie: It was...
Pacey: Maybe. Maybe that was just your heart's way of telling you that I'm not the one. 'Cause that's what my heart's telling me right now... it's telling me that you're not the one.

Darn! this has become a long post. I was supposed to do something else when I switched on my PC.... ..

May 7, 2007

Hana Yori Dongo 1 and 2

Another referral from someone Blog or something I read over the internet (like Facebook Groups or something) Hana Yori Dongo - the Japanese version of Taiwan's Meteor Garden

The story revolved around a bunch of rich kids (who call themselves F4) -with more money than they know what to do with and Makino Tsukushi, a poor girl studying at rich private highschool. Her family, had to pinch their expenses to send her studying in that school, and so proud of it that Makino didnt have the heart to tell them that she didnt like being there. For years she played it safe and stayed out of touble, out of the radar of F4 but the arrival of a new girl at school brings trouble. To cut the story short, Makino stands up for herself and fight the leader of F4, Damyougi Tsukasa (punch him to be exact) - which never happen before. He falls in love with her but she was attracted to the silent and brooding member of the group, Hanazawa Rui, but he was at first still in love with some former love (thus the brooding).

In the sequel Rui later he realised he start to have feelings for Makino also, but it was too late, Makino is already given her heart to Tsukasa. When Tsukasa's mother start to interfere with the relationship again and force him to an arranged engagement with another rich girl to save their company, Rui thinks he have another chance to win Makino's heart. But alas, Makino only love the spoiled, quick-tempered Tsukasa and regards Rui as a very good friend only. Just when you think, finally they would be able to be together, Tsukasa go and fall down a small hill, and have amnesia about Makino only. Sigh! Can their love strong enough to overcome all obstacles?

Spoiler: It took me 3 weeks to finish this series, due to in the end I know she will choose Tsukasa . If I were her, Hanazawa Rui seems to be the logical, rational, safe and BETTER man to be with.....

Inoue Mao as Makino Tsukushi
Matsumoto Jun as Domyoji Tsukasa
Oguri Shun as Hanazawa Rui
Matsuda Shota as Nishikado Sojiro
Abe Tsuyoshi as Mimasaka Akira

I would recommend others to stick with the Taiwan's version ^-^

Apr 9, 2007

1 Litre of Tears

Just finished watching the Japanese Drama '1 Litre of Tears'. After so many dissapointing experiences watching jdrama, I was kinda hesitated to watch it at first, but I remembered the great review I once read in someone's blog, so I decided to give japanese another try.

The end result? Wakaka... I got to work with a swollen eyes after watching till 3 am. No, the swollen eyes was not because I stayed up late! (Gosh! I stayed up late so many times - I lost counts - and it didn't alter my appearances. Only my alertness hehe....). I didn't remember in which episode or at which scenes that my tears just start coming out... this drama is really a tear jerker and maybe because it is based on a real life story, it jerks on your heart strings more.

The storyline is that a 15 years old girl finds out that she suffers from a non-curable disease called 'Spinocerebellar Degeneration'. Basically the disease would incure her bed-ridden, unable to move and unable to speak. But she didn't let that ultimate end to drag her down. She strive to live a normal llife as long as she can, when us common mortals would just cry and hide in our corner of the world. She kept diaries of her daily experiences and feelings until she can no longer hold a pen. Erika Swajiri is such a superb young actress, even when she smiles you wants to cry for her.

The supporting casts are great also. When I saw Ryo Nishikido as Haruto Aso at first, I was crestfallen because I didn't find him good-looking but he's kinda grow into you. I longed for close shot of him. Riko Narumi who played Ako (Aya's younger sister) makes me wants to be a better siblings, I remembered I cry hardest when she scolded her younger brother for not defending Aya when his friends were making jokes of Aya. You would've thought that she played the spoiled, spiteful younger sister till the end, but the loyalty and dedication she showed to Aya makes you wonder, would you be able to do the same?

This drama raised many questions to me. Would I be able to be strong and positive thinking as Aya? If I was her siblings, wouldnt I be spiteful because all my parents attention was on her? Would I be able to be that loyal, loving, supporting and dedicated for years? Or would I Just wish that she dies fast - hiding behind the reasons that she wont suffer more- so that I wont suffer more? If I was her bestfriend, will I remain her friend for long? If I was Haruto, knowing that not only she will die soon but her condition would get worse, would I choose that road and fall deeper into misery as I watch her suffer and dies? Would I really expose myself to that hurt? Take the happiness that I can have now, knowing for a fact that sooner or later, your heart would bleed? I dont know... I prayed I would not be tested...

Feb 12, 2007


I changed my mind for creating this blog. Well, not really changed it so much, but it will be more dedicated to put into words what I think of books that I had read, movies/dramas that I watched and other things that I do that I had no one suitable to discuss it with.... I just dont want to bore people c",)