Dec 20, 2009

When you're king you can change that...

I first bought the Merlin's dvd because I hate the thought of being cheated even for merely $2. And me being me, always been intrigued by stories of magic, time-travel, life reincarnation and -now because of the twilight frenzy to my embarassment -vampire. So among all the available TV series, Merlin caught my interest as well as Legend of The Seeker but I choose Merlin.

Once I watch Merlin, I kinda like it. Colin Morgan as Merlin was so cute, funnily-sarcastic and dorky, and his smiles are so endearing with a mochievous lit to his eyes. While Prince Arthur though he was a "royal prat" to quote Merlin, he really has a good heart; it shows how much he cares for the people's of camelot and especially for his trusted manservant Merlin that he would risk his life for him
Haha...among the first thing I notice about Bradley James was he had a plump backside but that just it. I continue watching Merlin for the sake of Merlin and Colin Morgan. However, now in season 2, I kinda fall for Prince Arthur too, when he started wearing his heart on his sleeves. First on the Once and Future Queen episode where he started to know Gwen more, than during the Lancelot and Guinevere episode where Lancelot and Arthur came to Gwen rescue (Btw, I'm disappointed with chosen female casts). That was the point where I began to rewatch the first season again and begin to appreciate the camaderie between Merlin and Arthur. If I have to choose now between Merlin and Arthur, I couldnt make up my mind whereas before I would not have to think at all and answered without hesitation, Merlin
Then now, as I was tumblring and surfing the net about the show, the legendary Arthur, Camelot and Merlin. I have come across some site about the "gayness" of the show... and it makes me go urghh! about the dirtiness about some people's mind, how they could see subtext -whether the writer intentionally put them in or not- in the show. But alas, I'm gonna still watch the show, but I think their opinions will gonna ruin my enjoyment of this show. Now, I'm gonna "see" what they "see" also. Why can't men be so close to one another without being thought of as gay?

Dec 2, 2009

Short Break...

Was done watching Queen Seon Duk Vol.1, I should have waited until Vol.2 was available cause now I'm frustrated to know the continuation of the story. To watch streaming will be to slow... Argh!!! I only browse wiki to get to know the casts and get a general gist who's gonna end up with whom...makes me curiouser to knw who falls for who, Yoo Shin and Duk Man? Yoo Shin and Chun Myung? Duk Man and Bi Dam? Fudge! Please be soon....

Was not really a fan of Go Hyun Jung before. I do like her but she didnt make a lasting impression, although I read praises of her acting everywhere. But now after watching QSD, I was blown away by her. I love-hate her Mi Shil characters, every nuances she utter, every lifts of her eyebrow (yes, no 's', a single eyebrow - I can do that too!), every subtle movements of her eyes is just so ... I cant find the perfect word to describe it. She's just perfect for the role of Mi Shil, a beloved-feared-ambitious character.

I am also currently watching Cruel Temptations aka Temptations of Wife, a revenge drama so its sorta depressing, and the casts are not that great looking so... I'm taking a break for the moment.

Last night, just watch the latest eps. of Supernatural that I had downloaded. Thanks to my eldest noece, now I know how to d/l english series. Am not keen to d/l kdrama at the moment, the thought of hours sitting infront of the pc...just not appealing to me. Anyway, Jo died?????!!!!! Why?????!!!!! I thought she would be Dean salvation, who brought him back to his charming-carefree-devilmaycare-funny former self. Would she be back alive? Only in Heroes and Supernatural can they be back alive -i think - in other show if you're dead, you're dead. Only chance you came back is as another character with similar features...

I should have sleep early tonight, tomorrow we got a meeting in the morning and the documents are not ready yet, so have to arrive at the office bright and early. Okay,I'll just watch 1 ep of Glee for a cheerful dose before calling it a day.....

Queen Seon Duk Vol 1

Lady Mi Shil (Go Hyun Jung) broke her promise, betray the love of her life, the man who gave her everything and wants nothing in return except her happiness - to gain name and power. She serves King Jinji steadfastly and loyalty and what she got in return? Her ordered her to be put to death when he himself was nearly at death's door, for he could see her greed for power would destroy Shilla and the royal family once he's gone. The thing is, he ordered Mi Shil's lovers to carry out the dirty deed. So they planned to ambush the palace and forced the king to drink poison, alas they were too late, the reaper was already ahead of them so the poison was unnecesary.

Jin Heung was not the chosen heir to the throne, although he was the king's own son. The king passed down the throne to his still young nephew Jin Pyeong but the only one who knew this was Mi Shil. So she went to Jin Heung and strike a deal, she help him to become the king and he would soon make her his queen. Jin Heung agree and was soon enthroned to be the king. However, even after Mi Shil borne him a son, he still refuse to marry her and make her the queen. So Mi Shil abandoned the baby who is no longer usefull to her and began to plot to dethrone Jin Heung and thus making Jin Pyeong the king. However, there is only one glitch in her plan, Jin Pyeong is already married to Princess Maya - him so much younger than her was no even considered an obstacle. So they tried to do away with her but she survived Mi Shil scheme and come back alive heavyly pregnant.

But 'heaven' were on her side then, Princess Maya was carrying a twin and there is a prophecy passed down for hundred of years in Shillla that once a king have twin children than the male line of the royal family will come to an end. So when the moment twin was born the king in order to save his wife and one of his baby girl had to forsake the other twin. He gave her to his personal maid and told her to take the baby away from Shilla so that she can survive too.

Years later....

Mi Shil still look as beautiful as ever, while King Jin Pyeong and Queen Maya aged faster than her, that it seem they were much older than her....

Fudge, its gonna be a long post if I continue to summarize the story. Lets just say the abandoned twin Deok Man come back to Shilla to find who she really is. She posed as a man and become one of the trained Hwarang. She thought no one knew her secret - how could it be possible no one catch on??!! even in this day and age with private washroom and everything it will be hard to posed for a long period of time with person who are you in close proximity of -as in sharing the same room, sleeping beside you.

Anyway, one upon another began to know that she really is a woman, and then they began to find out she was the other princess. So Mi Shil wants her captured as evidence that the Queen does gave birth to twin and thus eliminating the Queen and make it possible for her to take the Queen's seat. I also asked myself, why dont she just simply kill the Queen and make it look like an accident? Haha..then the story will be simple and short and uninteresting. So Deok Man have to run away from the palace, and Yoo Shin accompanied her, since she wasnt really good at defending herself even after years of Hwarang's training.

Anyway, to cut the story short. Yoo Shin know all along that she was a she and even aide her without her knowing to keep her secret so that she can remained by his side. He gave up his family, his tribe and his country for Deok Man. He wished to run so far away and live as common people. However Deok Man didn't, her heart was full of hatred and revenge now after all that Mi Shil had done to her and her family. She wants to weakened Mi Shil power and take over the throne.

Yoo Shin: For me, serving a king requires everything from me and loving you also requires everything from me. But I do not know how to divide my everything. That is why from now personal feelings for you... I am ending my love for you as a man. I can serve you, help you, and lead you, but I cannot love you as a man. I chose you but you chose the throne. That is why I have chosen you as my ruler. Other than that, there's no other way for me to give you my heart so other than that there's no no other way for you to accept my heart. Don't misunderstand. From now on, even though I'm by your side, we cannot give each other comfort as common people. We cannot do that for each other. You said you are afraid to think of me as a pawn on a chessboard, but compared to my suffering your own suffering will be greater.

Haha... if Iwere Deok Man rather than standing like a statue with tears running down my face. I will grab hold of him and tell him I've changed my mind. Lets live like common people. Lets forget the palace and the family I never knew I have. Why does it matter then that my name will not be recorded in history, to me that's not living forever. I only get one life to live, so lets make it as happy as possible, with less strife and struggle just to hold onto a cold hard throne.

Sigh! I knew Yoo Shin ended up marrying someone else later. but its okay, maybe if its someone else other than Uhm Tae Woong I will trully be dissatisfied but I didnt find him as 'yummy' as dramabeans do. And there's Bi Dam, hopefully something flourish there, I like Bi Dam's character - smart and reckless ^_^ I remember I wrote on my previous post that I will wait for the boxset of the next volume. Wont watch it online. But I cant help myself. I dont whether its out of impatience or curiousity. Form the previous 4 paragraphs before this one, I watch the ep. on viikii but now I'm gonna stop - exercise self control; dont wanna end up as a panda. Please come soon Vol.2, or the cds shops will get sick of seeing my face visiting everyday but not buying LoL!


Extended Cast

Nov 15, 2009


My sister lends this book to me about a wk ago, but i have not got the time nor the interest to read it then, but then last night heavy rainfall accompanied by kilat and guruh so nda boleh online or watch tv, so i grab the novel that i toss under the bed. Thought i’ll just read til i feel sleepy….but by the time i feel sleepy i’m already hook on the storyline, curious to knw the ending.

The novel is about this average girl who fall in love with a man beyond her means, in looks and also social circle. But she knw herself, she dont dream to be anythng to him, just adore him frm afar - he dislike her. However, circumstances change when a black heart forced them to get married, the guy hates her more - thought she had engineered it so that she can live in a lap of luxury, so he makes life as his wife hell and goes to all means to take away her dignity… I dont want to go into details but basically somthng bad happens to him and he turns a new leaf and realise what a gem he has for a wife. I get it that she forgive him, but to return back to him???!!! And then he doesnt 100%ly change, he still the arrogant, egoistical hot -tempered jerk when he wins back her heart - so he hurts her again; still she loves him???!!! Argh!!!! I get it that when you love someone you accept their good and their bad, but if their bad was sooooo bad - hw cud you love them in the first place???

But I sure cry a tumbler over this novel, waking up with swollen eyes…

Oct 29, 2009

Dunia yang melalaikan...

Haha... I know there are so many better things to do with the limited time we are given. I know I should resist temptations but I couldn't help it... Gimme stength, gimme courage -_-

Well, currently I'm watching You're Beautiful at whenever I have the time... at the moment only til eps.3!!!! whereas now they have uploaded til ep. 7 already! i was also planning to watch Smile, You; Angel Temptations and Iris after I have watched all the uploaded eps of YB (in that order!). Home-viewing time is ltd nowadays, my niece always sleep late so only after 11pm onwards I'll be able to turn on the pc by which me, myself are already tired and sleepy :( Office-viewing? darn, not only workload is piling up, the wireless membuat perangai tia jua... Can't even relax and watch kdrama during lunch hour :( Haha...turns out by the time I finally able to finish all the drama, the boxset will be available at the shop tia karang!

You're Beautiful, although a common theme udah, a girl masquerade as a guy (Coffee Prince!) but the way the story develops, the characters - I can't remember the last time I watched a drama I was really laughing at loud! Thank god, that time at the office- I was watching when one of Mi Nyeo marbles fall off and she and the stylist was putting it back in place- it was during lunch hour and no one stayed back but me... or else kedapatan tia streaming, or my office mate will think I'm losing my 'marbles' LOL! At home, my brother was also commenting how I was giggling every now and then infront of the pc... And this even after reading dramabeans review before I even watched the episodes; spoil jua udah tu but I still found the scenes funny!
I can't decide at the moment who Mi Nyeo should end up with...

Tae-Kyung (who knows she's a she and Mi Nyeo knows that he knows) cause there's a good and caring guy underneath that tough-I-don't-care-exterior

Shin Woo (who also know she's a she but lost the oppurtunity to tell her, so he's just content to be her 'hyung', for now?) cause he's so darn schweet

or even Jeremy (the only one yet who doesn't kow she's a she but feels an attraction to her anyway) ^_^ cause he's just simply Jeremy! cutay!

Oct 21, 2009

Brilliant Legacy @ Shining Inheritance

This could be a modern, korean version of cinderella story. A step mother who mistreated her step daughter when her husband has passed away while protecting and lavishing her own daughter.

But Go Eun Sung is no helpless Cinderella. She don't wait for fairygodmother to conjure her a large coach, beautiful dress and glass shoes nor does she wait for prince charming to find her, recognize her and swept her off her feet. "She work hard for the money, so hard for it honey, she work hard for the money, so you better treat her right!" :D

After her father died, her step-mother, Baek Sung Hee, saying that all her father's asset was used to pay his debts; even their house had to be sold. She gave Eun Sung a small amount of money, for her and her autistics brother, Eun Woo to fare for a little while. She said the room she rented was too small for the four of them.

Just as she was trying to make ends meet, misery come her away again, her younger brother disappears! This wont be much of a spoiler, not long after you'll find out it was because of the step mother. When Eun Woo runs into trouble, he recite his sister's handphone number but at the time someone damaged her phone so she can't be reached, so he recite his stepmom's number. Sung Hee come to take him away, that was then she realised Eun Woo's special capabilities to almost memorize anything, any numbers he had seen or heard. She knew that if she let it be, she'll always be burdened when her stepchildren runs into trouble. So she took him away, far away from Seoul and told him not to say anything or else he wont be able to see his sister again; and left him there.

Despite this heartbreak, Eun Sung preserveres and never gave up, she works hard to find enough money, she works hard to find Eun Woo. Her true friend was also there to help in these trying times; Lee Hye Ri (Min Young Won) and Park Jun Se (Bae So Bin). Although she was also having a hard time, she did not a hesitate herself to help Jang Sook Ja who suffered from temporary amnesia. She was really a president of a large food company and the grandmother of Sun Woo Hwan(Lee Seung Ki), who she crosses many paths before with and were not in good terms because of several misunderstanding.

Jun Se confessed that he had developed stronger feelings for Eun Sung but Eun Sung told him she was not ready, she wants to find her brother first. Jun Se said he will wait, it wont be hard waiting since he's gonna always be by her side anyway. But Eun Sung put in close proximity with Hwan and the misunderstanding cleared, started to develop tender feelings for him when she started to get to know him better, same goes for Hwan . And Hwan got Seung Mi- Eun Sung's step sister- who he kept close because of habits; he knows of her feelings for him but choose to ignore the issue and kept her hanging and hoping (Men!)

It took me a long time to finish this drama not only because it was hectic time (Raya!) but because I know Park Jun Se will be heartbroken in the end. Atypically, the second guy do not went to all means to get the love of his life while second gal;Seung Mi did, she who at first was against her mother's machinations and manipulations went along and even aid her, in her effort to keep Hwan to herself. Maybe, this is what happen in reality, people do bad things not because they want to be mean, but it's just the way to survive. Sung Hee who can't live in poverty anymore, Seung Mi because she think can't live without Hwan... but for Sung Hee to be so creative and strategic... haha I do think it takes a mean-smart-mind... or am I just too complacent, easy to give up, take whatever life throw at me, too lazy to fight that my brain can't conjure up such thinking? Cause I don't claim to be un-mean. HAHAHAHA!
This drama raise Bae So Bin's name that he's offered the lead role in Temptation of Angel - currently airing! But I don't like watching online, the slow buffering! :( then there's You're Beautiful, Smile, Iris and not to mention new season of Supernatural, Heroes, Leverage, Merlin etc. where can I find the time?


South of The Border

I wouldn't pick up this dvd if it wasn't because of Cha Seung Won, and this movie wouldn't make an impression to me if I have watched before I watch City Hall.
The movie plot follows Sun Ho (Cha Seung Won), a bumbling kind French horn player in a North Korean propaganda band, who falls in love with straight talking museum guide Yeon Hwa (Jo Yi Jin). Unfortunately, just after he asks her to marry him, his family receives news that their communist hero grandfather is not actually dead, but is alive and well in South Korea . Terrified that the government will send them to a concentration camp, the family flees across the border. Sun Ho wants to bring Yeon Hwa with him, but Yeon Hwa asked him to go ahead first and then send someone to fetch her and her parents later when he reached his grandfather; as his grandfather is well off there it wouldnt' be hard to hire someone.

Unfortunately, as they finally arrived safely in South Korea, they found out that the grandfather had already passed away. So Sun Ho had to work hard and saving and scraping to pool up funds to hire someone to get Yeon Hwa. Luck was not on his side, when he finally save enough and loan some, he got swindled by some gang who targeted people like him who wants to bring family from the north. He had to start from scratch all over again, which takes years. His sister seeing his gaunt face, told him to just forget Yeon Hwa but he stubbornly refused so she hadto tell him that she heard from a passing missionary that Yeon Hwa was already married.

After some tears, beers and years later, Sun Ho married the kind lady who had helped him. They modified her restaurant to cater to north cuisine delicacies. Just as Sun Ho was settling in to be a husband, he received good news - some north korean refugees has seek asylum in third countries and now have reached the south, among them is Yeon Hwa.

What was he supposed to do? In one hand he still can't forget his first love and feels guilty of the hardship she had to endured to get to him on the other hand, he was a kind and responsible man, how can he just abandon his wife and family now for his selfish heart?

I know this is typical, separated lovers who believe the other half is dead or had moved on so they too had moved on but later find out it wasn't so. So that person had to make decision which path they would choose, the path that hurt many or the path that hurt two? Hmmm... would I hate Sun Ho character for being so weak in deciding his life if it wasn't played by Cha Seung Won? I don't know, haha...I'm soooo a-little-too-much-into him now, darn City Hall's Ju Gook.

You would think that from the title it will have some demoralising view of one country's politocs and lifestyles over another, but I found none, just human tragedy without any finger pointing on which regime is wrong or right. I do find it funny though when Sun Ho point out similarities in religious preaching in the South and propaganda speeches in the North.

Oct 19, 2009

City Hall (4.5)

Isn't it ironic the reason I hesitate to buy and watch this drama was because not only I'm not a fan of Kim Sun Ah but mostly because I don't think the hero was good looking enough? But now he's the reason I love this drama so much from his expressive eyes to his goofy laugh. Anyway, City Hall as you can deduct from the title revolves around the world of politics (which I have no interest in and clueless about)and include some romantic comedy elements.

Shin Mi Rae is a level 10 civil servant (the lowest level in the hierarchy), at Inju City Hall while Jo Gook is a young elite government official who was raised by a single mother, with the ambition of someday becoming the President of South Korea after he successfully passed all civil service and law exams. He was sent over to Inju City Hall by his mentor to pave the way for this mentor of his to get back to the politics world. He was told to get rid of the current mayor and put his own "puppet" mayor for Inju City.

Shin Mi Rae, learn earlier on that life consists of making choices and the best choice sometimes is to remain neutral and the safe policy to remain in the background. She work her way to support her single mother and lend a hand to whomever needed her help. When she heard that the Bandaegi Paegent organized by the city hall will give a huge sum of money to the winner, she summarize this would be the ideal way to pay off her debt - left by her jerk of ex-boyfriend - and spare some to help the needy ones. Thus, she had to appeal to Jo Gook the new deputy mayor of Inju City who was left in charge of the paegent.

Well, one thing led to another....Shin Mi Rae ended up as the youngest mayor of Inju City, and though Jo Gook and Mi Rae bicker constantly, though they know they have different principles,; huge ravine separating them because of Jo Gook's ambition, they ended up falling in love.

Though I have finished watching the drama, I still wanting to read the episode recaps by dramabeans' guest blogger, but what to do she's currently preoccupied with her nearly coming baby. I'm gonna buy if there's another boxset with better subtitles that the one I've got! cause trying to make sense of what the bad subs means to convey is really irritating!

Name: 차승원 / Cha Seung Won
Birthdate: 1970-Jun-07
Height: 188cm
Weight: 80kg

Not bad for a 40 years old! Read somehwere he got 2 kids and the eldest was 20 years old already! I'm gonna search high and low for his other works (my niece already bought me South of The Border, gonna watch it tomorrow!) cause I simply fall in love in his character here. I was not envious of Kim Sun Ah, for having acted beside Hyun Bin or Gong Yoo before, but now I'm turning Incredible Hulk. Hmm... come to think of it I dont think I've bristled over any actresses starring beside a handsome actor even Jo Hyun Jae. Maybe, because Cha Seung Won seems like a 'man' while the others just a handsome guy. Sigh! are all korean guys as loving as potray in movies and dramas? or is this just another myth? Oh yeah, read also somewhere someone commented his eyes remind them of So Ji Sup, nah....I think he got better eyes!

I like also Mi Rae's best friend and supporter Jung Boo Mi (Jung Soo Young - she always play weird characters), and Choo Sang Mi, the 'lating' opponent of Mi Rae. She has many adorable facial expression and when she cries her heart out, it makes me uncomfortable. Oh yeah she was born on the same date as me also! Now I have found 3 Korean celebrities with same birthday as mine ^_^ The there is Lee Joon Hyuk, Jo Gook's personal assistant, he's also adorable in this drama, wish there was romantic ending for him in this drama also.

I'm trying to find the song that keep playing over the entire dramas but couldnt find it. But these MVs could speak better than the words I written above.

Loving, Loving You - Park Sang Woo

My Heart, I'm Sorry - Lee Ji Hoon

Can You Hear Me _ Tae Yeon

If- Tae Yeon

on a happier note....

Sorry Sorry - Super Junior

Oct 9, 2009

Tsunami at Heundae (Where had the time gone?)

One of the supernatural powers that I wish to have is the ability to freeze time. How time flies by nowadays even if you're not having fun...its already nearing the last quarter of 2009, and ahead I know busy work schedule awaiting; I had my normal workload, then there is the big national meeting my dept was organizing early Jan next year, the new budget preparation, and finally by tomorrow our hectic preparation for the ministry's hari raya celebration will be done with.

Talking bout the Ministry's Hari Raya preparation, haha for 2 weeks in a row I woke up early, earlier than I normally woke up during normal working days to go to Tamu Kianggeh. Today, met up my collegues at Sheraton by 0730hrs and we went to Kianggeh, done our shopping in jiffy but somehow we went to get breakfast at 0830hrs...hmmm, maybe its the walk from the parking lot to the tamu that takes a lot of time. So arrive at the 0ffice around 9ish and then straight to decoration tasks. Tick tock tick tock, the next time I look at the watch its already 3.30pm and I had to pick up my niece from her tuition class at 4pm. Me and my one remaining collegue start to clean up the mess we had made and I drive like a candidate to F1 to pick up my niece. Haha...I know she wont mind waiting a few minutes, but we had a date to watch the 4pm Tsunami, Korean Movie - but I didnt tell my collegue SHUSH!

Now my right arm hurts cause for more than 12hours I wear that arm-glove-thingie cause my sleeves are short, therefore lack of blood circulation made my arm feels numb, but i still manage to play FB's Treasure Mania and harvest my Farmville, and wrote a few words here hehe... I've been meaning to write abour korean drama Brilliant Inheritance (Bae Soo Bin!) that I have finished watching weeks ago, but couldnt find the time....maybe sometime next week lah. At the moment I'm watching City Hall which I had hesitate to buy at first cause I'm not a fan of Kim Sun Ah and the hero does not look dashing from the cover of the boxset, but heck dont judge the guy by his look alone! haha...I'm falling with his character bit by bit (though his assistant was much cuter), he was this arrogant, ambitious, self-righteous jerk but underneath he's just a softie who dont want to wear his heart on his sleeve. I like that scene when he asked Min Rae if she can handle the truth? He doesn't ask her to go on the overnight trip because to ask her about 'this' but he use 'this' as an excuse to go on a trip with her. More on that later in another post....

Back to the movie, Tsunami starring what some well known actors that I know like Ha Ji Won (What Happened in Bali), Lee Min Ki (Dalja's Spring) and Uhm Jung Hwa (The Man Who Can't Get Married), we saw lots of disaster movies from Hollywood so I was intrigued to see how South Korea would do it. Like most good movies from Korea,Tsunami at was full of drama, comedy, romance and now a disaster scenario.

I think we missed out around 15mins of the beginning of the movie (I'm gonna find the dvd with good subtitles!), but I think it concentrate on Korea's most popuilar beach resort that have around a million visitors each year. The movie revolves around three main couples, there is no hero here just story of people's lives before and after the aftermath, so there's more attention given to the characters and their emotion.

Couple no 1, Choi Man-Shik (Sol Kyung-gu), who lost his best friend at sea during the earlier 2004 tsunami and has never returned to deep-sea fishing since and his deceased friend's daughter Gang Yeon-Heui (Ha Ji-won) who runs a small seaside fish eatery who has been dropping him hints and waiting for him to propose. Though Min Shik also have feelings for Yeon Heui, there something about the 5 years ago tragedy that keeps haunting him.

Couple no 2, Man-Shik's handsome lifeguard brother Hyeong-Shik (Lee Min-Ki) on the other hand, gets more than he bargained for when he rescues drowning university student Hee-Mee (Gang Ye-weon) and has to deal with her crazy stalking ways. Lee Min Ki as always was adorable in his dorky ways....

Couple no 3, a divorce couple, a marine geologist Kim Hwi (Park Jung-hun) tries in vain (it's always the case, isn't it?) to persuade the Disaster Prevention Agency to issue an evacuation following an undersea earthquake that he suspects will trigger a mega-tsunami. He also stumbles upon his ex-wife Lee Yu-Jin (Uhm Jung-Hwa) who's in town with the seven-year-old daughter he has never met.

With so many characters, you feel pushed and pulled with their story, and trying to catch up how one relates to another, and the special effects!, it can really compete with Hollywood's, sitting in the cinema seat I feel like I want to cowered back from the incoming waves or dashed to save the little girl while the huge wave was so near!

And the ending..... I shed a few tears (really just a few!) but my niece had to wipe her face and her eyes are a bit red. The movie will be more umph! I think if they depict how the survivor struggle to survive rather than they were being swept away by the water and then they were on top of a roof waiting to be rescued. And I dont understand how could the couple who are on one of the highest building couldnt survive while the one who just around 4 storey up could? And isnt when you are at sea, you can feel the wave of the tsunami but it was not as huge as it was coming to land? I'll give it a 3.8 stars lah because of the ending...

Sep 16, 2009

Bae Soo Bin

I have so many 'oppas' not only because they are so good looking but also because they are so good at what they do - acting. They are on my watchlist. Well, my no.1 is still

1. Jo Hyun Jae

2. Yoon Kye Sang

3. Kang Ji Hwan

4. So Ji Sup

5. Oh Man Seok

6. Gong Yoo

7. Ji Jin Hee

Well, now move over So Ji Sup and make room for Bae Soo Bin! He already caught my eye in Jumong, then Emperor of the Sea, after that Painter of The Wind... and now Shining Inheritance aka Brilliant Legacy. Who wouldn't fall for Jun Se Oppa then? His name rise up after this drama, even get noticed by that weird designer Andre Kim. But I was so sad for I know in this drama he won't get his happy ending, the heroine falls for that spoiled brat! Maybe that is why I've been taking my sweet time watching this drama, cause I know his sad moment will come soon :'(

didn't he look good with specs? frankly his eyes are what caught my eyes...
I think most guy with long locks at the front are good looking...
Or some facial hair hehe...

Sep 12, 2009

Boiling Point!!!!!! Soon.....

I was so close to boiling point today, not only have tons to do, it doesn't help that everyone is knocking mengusut they need this and that urgently. Helllllllooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I'm only human, with 1 brain and 2 hands as well as equivalent working hours as YOU! Well, a little bit more in fact if you count that I didn't go home on time or before time!
Exactly 2pm today, when my office-roommate had gone home, I close the door. If terasa why, then terasa..... STOP BOTHERING ME! I DONT CARE BOUT YOUR PROBLEM, I HAVE MY PROBLEM TOO!
I hate it when someone said 'can you please look into this matter'? as if I don't want to do the damn job! If I could I would like to do it from A-Z so that I know it is done, but hell...not only my time is ltd, if I would do that someone will be getting gaji buta. I'm not a perfectionist but pleassssse some people who can easily shrug off their duty make me want to kick their behind! Allah grant me patience, understanding and endurance!
When I was on leave, I promise myself I would take it easy, if it didn't get done by the time office hours end for the day, then continue the next day. Other people do the same. They still get the same salary they supposed to have. The same performance appraissal (maybe even more!). So just let it be... But then I can't help it when every outstanding comes back at me! ARGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Now that I vent my frustration here, I'm going home now....hopefully with a better mood so that I won't blow innocent people's heads off at home

Sep 7, 2009

East of Eden (3.9)

I started watching this drama early in July and just finished it yesterday. So I might not remember all the details frm the early 2 volumes. I remember the story start off in a small mining town. The mining general manager Shin Tae Hwan ias an ambitious power hungry man. While Lee Ki Chul was just another ordinary miner, but he was the leader of the labour union fighting for the welfare of the miners. Shin Tae Hwan wants to prove himself to his father-in-law who's the real owner, he decided that to getting rid off Ki Chul would made the mining problem go away.

Oh yeah, before he got rid of Ki Chul, both their wives gave birth to a son in the same hospital on the same night. A nurse at the hospital, who Shin Tae Hwan had seduced, impregnated, forced to abort her baby and then abandon wants to seek revenge. At first, she wants to murder the innocent baby just like Shin Tae Hwan has stole the lives of her own but then she couldnt bring herself to do it. In a burst of panic, she switched the two babies instead, not knowing the war brewing between the two families.

So even after Ki Chul's death Shin Tae Hwan made his remaining families' live a living hell and several times nearly played a hand in the torture that nearly end his biological son's life. Maybe he would forget about Ki Chul's family if only his widow would led a quiet life and not raised her sons to hate him. That's is just what I don't' understand, how could a mother do that to her sons, to make their purpose of life to seek vengeance on the death of her husband and their father. A mother love would seek that her son would live a happy life, and raised him to be a better man, not to lead a life full of bitter hatred and vendetta.

Myung Hoon was the first to discover about the switch, he was so torn to find out the man call father is the monster who killed his real father and the harsh treatment he had given to his real mother and brother in the past. Then Dong Chul finds out the brother he raised, protect and love had his sworn enemy's blood running through him. He live his live for this brothers of his, was all his sacrifice and preseverance before useless? Can he stop loving Dong Chul now that he know he's the enemy son? I think all will remain intact if only Myung Hoon was satisfied with where he was now as STH's son, but he's not. He disagree with STH's way and longed to have a brother like Dong Chul. Dong Chul tries to push him away at first for the sake of Dong Wook but he can't stand to know that his family is suffering so he lends a hand.

Even from the start I don't like Dong Wook, he was such a self righteous selfish brat. In this last volume I hate him more, if my tv can project a 3D figure out, I would stand up and beat Dong Wook whenever he comes on screen. How could he accuse of Dong Chul to be selfish for his grand love and abandon him and his carreer. He was so hypocrite! What worth saving more, the lives of others (even if she is not someone he love) or your damn career. If not for al Dong Chul's sacrifices in the past, your career will be non-existence in the first place. And to top it off, how dare he say that he never asks for all that from Dong Chul! He and his law and his justice, he only sees what he wants to see, but turns a blindeyes to what won't serve him best. Argghhh! the last few episodes make me so emo to the point of boiling. Haha...maybe I'm also emo because its the time of the month.....

I don't think I can watch other Yun Jung Hoon's work without feeling hatred for his Dong Wook. And Ji Hyun, Myung Hoon's wife...oh how I wish I could strangle her. How could she think it was the same, Dong Chul's hatred for STH for murdering his father and her hatred for his mother for saying harsh words to her. Laughable! How I wish Myung Hoon don't love her so much, therefore can live without her. I can't remember clearly how Myung Hoon look like in Vol 1 & 2, but here how I feel for him. Thats the thing for korean actors (good one that is), you just can feel their emotional state from the look of their eyes.

There are so many characters here that I don't think are necessary, the most obvious the character of Hye Rin, did they get the famous Lee Da Hae to sign in and just casts her wherever they can slot in? If she isn't such a well known name and put on the drama's poster it won't stand out much that her characters lack substance in this drama... I hate how this drama ends, if thats how Rebecca intends her vengeance to end why don't she just do it right from the beginning and save lots of people from heartache...