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What I’m Watching, Real Life Updates, & More!

The past three months, I’ve been noticeable absent because I’ve been using all of my time to raise money for the local community at work. It was a very successful effort and we’ll be able to help 5 needy families in our school district this Christmas. Also, November marked my 3 year anniversary at my job that actually came with a raise and a bonus, so I’m feeling very inspired to regularly bring k-drama (also Thai!!) back into my life. While I’m busier than ever at work, I want to make note that my drama watching has been very sporadic up until recently, so I haven’t had much to blog about.

Recently, I finished watching Because This is my First Life, which I loved to pieces. Has anyone else watched this one yet? I think this will easily fit into my top ten dramas of the year. There’s just something that draws me to the dramas where the characters pretend to be in a romantic relationship and are living together. Plus, Nam See Hee was a far cry from the usual male leads in drama land, so he he was an immense joy to watch.

Next k-drama on my list is Just Between Lovers.

As far as Thai dramas go, I’m currently working through an older backlog and watching The Cupids series. I’ve recently finished Kammathep Hunsa, so I will be doing a brief overview of that drama. I also finished up the Thai drama Slamdance and I’m also watching My Dear Loser: Monster Romance.

I’m currently planning a total site redesign. My current theme/layout, is my favorite of the free offerings from WP, and I’ve certainly used it the longest, but I’m ready to change things up a bit. I’m not sure when those changes will roll out, but it will hopefully come with the new year.

Also, I’m going to attempt to branch out my blog a bit. My local CVS added a k-beauty section and I’m anxious to give some of these products a try. I also ordered from Rosegal tonight, so I can’t wait to get the clothing, try it on, and talk Asian fashion. As a plus size woman, this will be an interesting experience, so hopefully the sizes I ordered will work. Fingers crossed!

As you can tell, I have a lot going on right now, so I do apologize for the lack of content lately. My twitter account was hacked and suspended among all of this, but thankfully twitter support reversed that decision, so I can finally access my account and tweet again. Hooray! On top of that, it’s been hectic at work as Christmas approaches and then my birthday is a few days after Christmas, so it’s going to be a bit chaotic going into the new year.

Before I go, let’s add a quick question.

What was your favorite k-drama of 2017 and why?

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K-Drama: ‘Strong Woman Do Bong Soon’ Review

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon was ultimately a diamond in a rough. It wasn’t perfect and it could have used some tightening in the story line as the story struggled to fill up time with characters and plot lines I cared about. This drama excelled in viewership and created a lot of buzz due to the likability and chemistry between the two leads, Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young) and Ahn Min Hyuk (Park Hyung Sik). With some polishing, the diamond could have shone a bit brighter. Aside from some minor setbacks, Strong Woman Do Bong Soon was just a lot of fun to watch. And after the end of a particularly long and taxing day, it’s the kind of story I really, really appreciate.

If you’re ready for a HEA (happily ever after), come on in!

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Drama Roundup: What I’m Currently Watching & More

2017 has been an interesting year for k-dramas, but I find myself stuck in a bit of a rut. Lately, there hasn’t been much that I’ve loved. Voice was excellent and My Shy Boss was a decent watch, but I just can’t seem to find the right k-drama to fill my strange, seemingly endless void. I’m a sucker for an upbeat romantic comedy. Yep, you guessed it. I’m a hopeless romantic. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. There are plenty of other dramas I enjoy without the romantic element (like Voice), but I generally stick to the styles I love; there are always exceptions to that, though.

Nonetheless, I’m having a really, really tough time finding a new drama to love. There has been one major exception, which I list below. But other than that, nothing is wowing me, guys. There are usually 2-3 dramas that I watch in every cycle, but I’m down to one. Yep, one is the loneliest number. The only advantage of having nothing new to watch is that I have an insanely long list of older k-dramas I’ve been meaning to watch. Maybe this is a sign from the k-drama gods telling me to ignore the current mediocre offerings and do what I do best: binge-watch a completed drama.

At this point, I’m open to recommendations. And it doesn’t have to be strictly Korean dramas as I do occasionally watch Taiwanese, Thai, and Filipino dramas as well.

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Strong Woman Do Bong Soon: Sometimes you don’t realize how much you need a fun drama until you start watching it. I have to admit that I initially wasn’t sold on the premise of the show. To say that I’m sick to death of the super hero/super power genre is putting it lightly. Surprisingly, I gave it a shot and I was hooked by episode 3. There’s just something about the Korean style of dramas that manages to make me like the dramas I least expect. Also, can we please talk about the fact that Ji Soo needs to nab a leading role soon? Poor guy always seems to be sidelined as the second male lead and I definitely think he has enough charisma and acting ability to carry a drama. (Drama gods, are you listening?) I digress, I’m not feeling second lead syndrome here, I’m just thinking that I’d really love to see Ji Soo flourish in a leading role one of these days. Nonetheless, I am loving Park Bo Young and Park Hyung Sik to pieces together as they have such a fun, earnest, effortless chemistry together. And the height difference between them. Omo. This drama has become my guilty pleasure. It’s generally so upbeat, fun, and quirky that it takes me back to all the lovely and great feelings I had when I was watching Shopping King Louis last year. I can’t give this one enough thumbs up. In fact, as I’m typing this, I’m about to start episode 10.

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Any drama suggestions? Mostly everything I’ve watched until this point is listed here. I’m open to any and all suggestions.

I’m holding out hope that something will catch my eye. Everything else that’s new on Viki and DramaFever hasn’t caught my attention at all. And I’ve had enough of workplace dramas for a while, so Radiant Office is out with a resounding no. Sorry Ha Suk Jin, maybe another time!