Sunday, April 29, 2012

K Drama - Boys Over Flowers

Alternate Names:Boys Before Flowers
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 25
Network: KBS2
Broadcasted: 2009-Jan-05 to 2009-Mar-31
Lead Actors: Lee MinHo, Goo Hye Sun, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum, Kim Joon, Kim So Eun

My Rating: ♥♥♥.5/5

So so so HUGE in Korea! I mean, it's still probably one of the most top rated Korean Dramas out there. I mean, it's to the point of iconic and it has boosted the popularity of it's actors sky high. Lee Min Ho (City Hunter) is one the hottest and most talented actors out there! I mean he plays a hot headed spoiled brat pretty well but I liked him better as a secret assassin in City Hunter better. It also took Kim Hyun Joon of SS501 and made him an actor and boosted Kim Bum's (The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry) acting career. And look at rookie actress, Goo Hye Sun, she definitely got more attention and hype. She's not doing too much right now, except staring in the Taiwanese drama "Absolute Boyfriend."

This drama is based on the shoujo Japanese manga, "Boys Before Flowers" by Hana Yori Dango and like a said, was a huge success in Korea. They actually offer Korean tours based on the filming of this drama! I hear it's very popular with Japanese tourists... O.o There's also a Japanese and Taiwanese version to this drama.

Basic Synopsis:JanDi is the daughter of a family who owns a dry cleaning business near the elite school Shin Hwa College. When she saves a student from committing suicide she's admitted on a full scholarship for swimming. There the infamous F4 (Flower Boys- beautiful men) rule the school. JanDi does all she can to stay out of their way until she is forced to wage war on them when her friends gets ice cream on the leader of F4, Goo Joon Pyo.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A.W.W. [ OTAKU ]

pronounced: oh-tah-kew

Defined by UrbanDictionary.Com:

1. Otaku is a Japanese word for house. 2. Refers to someone who has a devotion to a subject or hobby (not necessarily anime) to the point of not leaving home.


Who is that guy??? I really loves Jessica Alba, is he an otaku?

Oh my god, AnimeCon is coming to town, let the otakus see daylight.

For me, otakus are crazy anime and manga people who cosplay/obsess over Japanese culture. They collect Pokemon, Yugioh cards and even play geek stuff like Magic cards. So yes it extends to more than just Asian things. They're White, Black, Asian anyone who is overly obsessed!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

K-Pop Obsession: Sunny Hill's Is the White Horse Coming?

So many great music videos are coming out this month! I'm still laughing over Girl's Day "Oh My God" music video! LOLz! And B.A.P. is coming back with their new single "Power" this Friday! What's even better is my favorite group, Sunny Hill has comeback with "Is the White Horse Coming?" I'm soooooo happy they're back and they do not disappoint. Sunny Hill always likes to change up their style and be totally different from what the K-pop world is doing. Is the White Horse Coming? questions/makes fun of the "prince charming" or "lovely princess" ideal. You rock Sunny Hill!!!

Visual Concept: ♥♥♥♥/5 Video Concept: ♥♥♥♥♥/5 Singing Talent: ♥♥♥♥.5/5 Music/Sound: ♥♥♥♥.5/5 Dancing: ♥♥♥♥.5/5 English Usage: ♥♥♥♥/5

Overall Rating: ♥♥♥♥.5/5

Sunday, April 22, 2012

K Drama - My Lovely Sam Soon

Alternate Names:My Name is Kim Sam Soon
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 16
Network: MBC
Broadcasted: 2005-Jun-01 to 2005-Jul-21
Lead Actors: Kim Sun Ah, Hyun Bin, Jeong Ryeo Won, Daniel Henney

My Rating: ♥♥♥/5

It's been a while since I lasted posted about a Korean drama, I really loved "The Moon Embracing the Sun" so here it goes!

My Lovely Sam Soon is one of the classic dramas that everyone seems to have seen at one point. Don't get it mixed up with My Sassy Girl, totally different. They call this show the "Bridget Jones Diary" of Korea and it certainly has those elements. I hate Bridget Jones by the way, maybe it's that comedy or maybe it's just Renee Zellweger's squinty eyes. But the actress Kim Sun Ah (Scent of a Woman) actually gained weight for this part, she is really talented.

Basic Synopsis:Kim Sam Soon is a talented baker who's luck with guys is very bad. After finding out her boyfriend was cheating on her on Christmas Eve and then breaking up with him that same night, she runs into Hyun Jin Heon. Who hires her as a baker for his restaurant and proposes she be his fake girlfriend to get his mother off his back.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


pronounced: gang-goo-roh

Defined by:

1. An alternative fashion trend of blonde or orange hair and tanned skin among young Japanese women. 2. The term is a portmanteau of the Japanese word gangankuro "ガンガン黒", meaning extremely dark, and guro "グロ", meaning grotesque, and the word ganguro translates to "blackface" or "charbroiled face", meaning heavily-sunburned face.


Oh my...your girlfriend is a ganguro...

Can we please dress up as ganguros for Halloween!

The Ganguro fashion scene is quite intense. Orange clown make-up and bright neon hair has never looked so terrifying. I wonder what it's like taking all that off at the end of the night??? Young teenage women take on this look in rebellion to traditional Japanese society. You can find many Ganguro's in Tokyo's Shibuya and Ikebukuro districts. There are even guy version of Ganguros! I think they're called "center guys?" O.o

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

K-Pop Obsession: Girl's Day Oh My God

OH MY GOSH! It's Girl's Day! Back with a music video that carries on from "Twinkle Twinkle." And it is hilarious! I love in the beginning how she grabs that guys face (teheeheeheehee). These girls are hilarious, they're really good a slapstick! Some of the worst Engrish I've ever heard, but the song is catchy and the video is so funny!

Visual Concept: ♥♥♥♥/5 Video Concept: ♥♥♥.5/5 Singing Talent: ♥♥♥.5/5 Music/Sound: ♥♥♥♥/5 Dancing: ♥♥♥♥/5 English Usage: ♥♥/5

Overall Rating: ♥♥♥♥/5

Friday, April 13, 2012

A.W.W. [ AEGYO ]

pronounced: ag-yeoh

Defined by Urban Dictionary.Com:

1. A korean word that derives from the Chinese characters "love (ae)" and "beautiful (gyo)". 2. generally attributed to women who can charm men and elders through a careful balance of sweetness, cuteness, poutiness, modesty, thoughtfulness, and submissiveness.


Eeek! I fall prey to Minho's aegyo!

Her aegyo gives me goosebumps.

HUGE thing in Korea. Honestly, it can get over the top very quick. I really hope there are not guys out there who really really enjoy this kind of "adorableness." Actually, I've tried some of this, not to the extremes...I've gotten varied results. The best way to explain aegyo is to show you an example of it. There are a lot of female and male examples of aegyo, SNSD's Sunny is notorious for aegyo that gives you goosebumps or aegyo that makes you want to hit her over the head.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

K-Pop Obsession: 4Minute's "Volume Up"

This week's obsession features a group I don't often listen to, it's 4Minute's newest single "Volume Up." They went for a vampire kinda theme, I mean it seemed more vampire in their teaser but it didn't really get transfered to the music video. SISTAR also just released "Alone" and that one is just as sexy as this one. I still preferred 4Minute because it has a very good dance beat. Honestly, I always get 4Minute and Sistar confused because I find them to be so similar. Hyunah toned it a bit down on the sexy vibe, I like her out of all the members but it's nice to see the rest of 4Minute as well.

Visual Concept: ♥♥.5/5 Video Concept: ♥♥♥/5 Singing Talent: ♥♥♥.5/5 Music/Sound: ♥♥♥/5 Dancing: ♥♥♥♥/5 English Usage: N/A

Overall Rating: ♥♥♥.5/5

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Tiger Pup

Hello and Happy Easter to all of you! Not going to feature a drama today, but please enjoy this picture of a tiger pup! Dying you animals is huge in China, Korea and Japan right now! You've seen the panda pups already, right?! Even Simon and Martina of has dyed their dog, Spudgy's tail blue! Is it animal abuse??? I don't think long as you treat your animal well and be careful not to use harmful chemical's on your pet! >.<

Friday, April 6, 2012


OMG! Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the views! I'm well on my way to reaching more than 8,000 views this year, but I haven't gained as many followers as I wish... T^T So please follow me! It's pretty easy to sign up if you have a gmail account! Read More Below -->

In thanks, I've done a similar look to the album covers of SHINee's Sherlock. You likey? It's not exact, so just give me a break. Lately, I've been having a lot of people tell me they love, love, LOVE my blog! Thank you so much! It's important to have confidence in yourself when you start something you're passionate about, but it's just as important to have the support of others around you. Please continue to visit and follow me!

Thursday, April 5, 2012


pronounced: net-ee-zen

Defined by Urban Dictionary.Com:

1. This word is a variant on citizen. 2. A person who interacts with others on the internet.


Netizens go to far when it comes to celebrity privacy.

I am very popular...among netizens.

I guess I would consider myself a netizen...though I only think a true netizen is someone who is on the borderline obsessive or stalker-ish. ^-^; I never heard this term before getting exposed to a lot of Korean stuff, so I believe it's mostly used in the Korean entertainment industry. Netizens have the power to support or ruin idols, create scandals and dig deeper and deeper into the private lives of idols.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

K-Pop Obsession: SHINee's Sherlock

Babadabada da da da da, SHINee's back! SHINee's back! The boys are back and their new album, Sherlock, is the best so far! The only thing is the consistency of their comeback. Are they going for the old-timey Sherlock Homes sort of deal or is it the modern American Indian look? I'm not sure if the two blend too well. And did you see the five different album covers you can get?! Wow! I'm liking the graphic design...geekin'

Visual Concept: ♥♥♥♥/5 Video Concept: ♥♥♥.5/5 Singing Talent: ♥♥♥.5/5 Music/Sound: ♥♥♥♥/5 Dancing: ♥♥♥♥♥/5 English Usage: ♥♥/5

Overall Rating: ♥♥♥♥/5

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Wisteria Tunnel

It's so beautifuuuuuul! I love Wisteria! I want to go to there! Please take me there!!! Check out these gorgeous images of Wisteria Tunnel at the Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu, Japan.