Jun 27, 2009

Life's a Climb but the view is great...

Watched Hannah Montana the movie last night, DVD of course, hehe... my niece so wanna watch this movie, so I just bought her the dvd instead of bringing her to the cineplex. Movies like this are not worth spending extra bucks on movie tickets and popcorn methinks :)

Anyway, I'm not a fan of Miley Cyrus or Hannah Montana (I like the bestfriend character of Lily better) but I like this song at the end of the movie. Life is a pain in the ass, a struggle, but in the end somehow it was all worth it... Hmm...doesn't it contrast with 'Life's a journey, not the destination that matters'???

The Climb lyrics
(Songwriters: Alexander, J; Mabe, J)

I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But there's a voice inside my head saying
"You'll never reach it"

Every step I'm taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking

But I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb

The struggles I'm facing
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down
But no, I'm not breaking

I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I'm gonna remember most, yeah
Just gotta keep going

And I, I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on

'Cause there's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb, yeah!

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Somebody's gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb, yeah!

Keep on moving, keep climbing
Keep the faith, baby
It's all about, it's all about the climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith, whoa

Jun 22, 2009

Frozen Flowers, My Wife Got Married, Naked Kitchen

Watched 3 Korean movies yesterday (thanks to fast forward button), which mostly convey the issue of loyalty and infidelity, trust and betrayal, love and jealousy...

The Naked Kitchen
She grew up alongside him, who always cared for and protected her. She married him. She never knew another man apart from him. Years after marriage, she met this guy and he kissed her. She said he tasted strange, it makes her wonder... It doesn't make matter easier when the guy is none other than the guy her husband asked to move in with them to help him with his new restaurant business. So, does she truly love her husband? or does she feel only indebted and grateful? IDK, I don't understand the ending....

My Wife Got Married

Haha... If man can be in love with 2 persons at the same time and can have a life together with those 2 persons also at the same time, why can't a woman? That's what she questioned and tried. If this is real, what a wonderful, rare, special woman she must have been for two men to go along with her ways. Then, trouble abounds when she's pregnant, who is the biological father? She wouldn't go along with DNA testing when her daughter is born, for to do that will alienate one of the guys. But really, will the ego of men can sustain all this?

Frozen Flower

I can't remember my first notice of Jo Jin Moo, is it 200 Pounds of Beauty or is it Fashion 70's? He's not such a great actor per se, but there's just something about him....hmmmm, maybe potential to be the next Jang Dong Gun? Then, there's Jo In Sung, i'm kinda like him after Memories of Bali, such a pathetic poor soul he potrayed there. Anyway, was excited when i saw the poster of this movie, can't wait for the dvd to be available or maybe for it to be at mysoju...

Sigh! That's why you shouldn't put your expectation to high, cause when reality landed the distance was great and you hurt your bottom tremendously (haha... too much Anne Shirley). When I saw the picture I thought at first, like usual the girl came in between the two leading man. It's a love triangle alright but it's In Sung's character that was pulled in both direction. Oh yeah! viewers should bear in mind that the story is purely fictional.

The Goryeo's King (Joo Jin Mo) was under pressure by the China's Yuan Dynasty to produce an heir, or else the Yuan Dynasty will appoint a crown prince of their own for Goryeo. The Goryeo King do have a lovely queen and several concubines but none of them are producing as he never touched them; he swings in another direction. The love of his life ever since he was just a young prince is none other than his chief bodyguard Hong Lim (Jo In Sung).
Alas, what else is there for him to do, he cannot perform with a woman and no one he can trust more than Hong Lim, so he the king orders Hong Lim to sleep with his wife - the queen (Song Ji Hyo). This idea is based on his assumption that all his political problems will go away once there is a royal son.

Hong Lim who never knew any bed partner except for his king, founds himself totally enslaved by the Queen's charms. Oh yeah, they were both feeling dreadful and hesitant at first, but after the 2nd or is it the 3rd bedding ritual, the attraction was more than they could resist.

Love triangle established, the plot sprints ahead with a portrayal of the uncontrollable anger and jealousy of the king, leaving heads rolling in the process. I think Hong Lim was only being dutiful and loyal to his King from the start as opposed to having any real romantic feeling. Hong is a mere subordinate, while the king has all the power, including the right to order his death. The queen, for her part, discovers the liberating exhilaration when she falls in love with Hong Lim after years of neglect and inattention. She suffers a deep sense of guilt initially but she finds herself indulging in the dangerous liaisons with Hong Lim.

I do like the storyline in a sense, but the movie would have been better where there is more 'feeling' potrayed rather than 'action'; I want more emotional-thoughtful state of the parties involved! JJM showed better acting than Jo In Sung with his popped vein and all; JIS is like a beautiful robot who showed no feelings. How much does Song Ji Hyo get paid for this movie I wonder, will this brought forward more movie offers or repulsed the audience of her acting, *shrug* doesn't matter, never really like her anyway before (not that I dislike her, just 'not' like). So the movie was first Brokeback Mountain and turned into star-crossed lover alike Romeo and Juliet, doomed to end tragically.....

Jun 10, 2009

In Life and Death

It's been 3 mths since I last blogged about korean drama that I had watched! Wow! Does that mean that in these 3 mths I had not watched from start to finish a single drama???? Well, I can blame it on the long winded East of Eden...been checking the cd-shops for East of Eden Vol.3 but so far in vain. Last week then I found Kingdom of The Winds Vol.1 and bought it without hesitation! Hah...let the other movies, dramas, novels collecting dust... 2 episodes remain for me to watch. Hmmm...gonna drop by the nearest cd shop later to check if Vol.2 is already on sale ^_^

Love the soundtrack! haha... I like korean sad love song, eventhough the lyrics are simple but the sad melody just touch ur heart

In life and death
by Wheesung

Sarang Haesun Andwel Saram Erago
Saying that you should not love that person

Eje Guman Usu Dolasurago
Saying that you should turn away right now

Meeryun Jocha Nae Dng Ul Dduminun Gabwa
Even lingering emotions push me to leave

Jiwu Nedo Jiwujijiga Anna
Even if I try, I can't wash you away

Miwu Hedo Miwujijiha Anna
Even if I try, I can't hate you

Guriumman Duhae Ganungul
I just miss you more and more...

Nurul Saranghamyunsu
When I'm in love with you

Nan Nul Wihe Apado
I can fall ill for you

Sumdo Mot Shil Mankum Himi Gyupjiman
I can't even breathe because it's so hard but

Chunbun Manbun Teunado Ddodashi Nul Saranghae
Even if I was to resurrect thousands of times, I will love you again

Guju Nu Upsin Andwe Nan Andwe Oh Nae Sarang
I can't be without you, I can't be, oh my love

Nul Muli Itda Haedo Nun Euarowu Ma
Even if you are far away, don't be lonely

Salado Jugudo Nae Maumun
In life and death,

Hangsang Ne Gyutte Nama Itsul Tenikan
My heart will always by your side