Thursday, August 21, 2014

Lee Jong Suk Covers InStyle Men's September Issue

Lee Jong Suk recently took a trip to New York city for a photo shoot in the upcoming September issue of InStyle. Looking confident in casual chic attire, the actor shoots dreamy glances at the camera. Yup, I dare you not to swoon.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Kang Dong Won and Song Hye Kyo are a Classy Parisian Couple for Vogue

In a beautiful pictorial for September's issue of Vogue, Kang Dong Won and Song Hye Kyo have a lovely date in the romantic city of Paris. The two stars can also be seen in the upcoming family melodrama movie My Brilliant Life which comes out next month.

While I had no doubts about Kang and Song looking absolutely gorgeous together, I am a little surprised at their natural chemistry. Not only do they make a stunning couple, the two seem to be having a lot of fun goofing around as well. 

Tweeting Dramas: Discovery of Romance Ep. 1, My Secret Hotel Ep. 1

These days I feel like there are too many dramas airing. I'm already behind with most of my dramas that are currently airing (not to mention those that I'm trying to complete from the previous seasons) and new ones keep coming out. Of course, I just have to check them all out at once, which is obviously a mad decision on my part.  

So forgive me if I don't have time to write First Impressions for all those new dramas I'm watching. At this busy drama season, it feels impossible.

As a consolation gift, here's another Tweeting Dramas post for the first episodes of Discovery of Romance and My Secret Hotel. Curiously enough, the two dramas have quite similar premises, but I did like one of them better than the other.   

Monday, August 18, 2014

T.O.P. Makes Us Crave for Coffee in New Ads for Khawah French Cafe CF

I wish I was that coffee cup...

I's T.O.P. looking as magnetic and handsome as ever in the official ads for Khawah French Cafe CF. Why there's so much Photoshop on some of these pictures is beyond me because this man (nor his coffee cup) needs no Photoshop, but it's still T.O.P. and that's all we care about.

Choi Jin Hyuk Looks Confident in Daring Colours in August's Edition of Céci

While everyone else who's watching Fated to Love You is gaga over Jang Hyuk, I am trying to console my aching fangirl heart with pretty pictures of Choi Jin Hyuk

Thankfully, Céci answered my prayers with this breezy pictorial. Although wearing a little more colour than usual, Choi Jin Hyuk still looks suave. I'm not saying pink is my favourite colour on a guy, but the actor sure has a way of making it look good on him (he's even working it seamlessly on the drama set).  

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tweeting Dramas: Surplus Princess Episodes 1-2

As I was watching the two first episodes of the new and wacky tvN drama Surplus Princess, I couldn't help but take screencaps and post them with my reactions on Twitter, as I oftentimes do. 

In order not to let these tweets go to waste, I thought why not make a little post about it and share them in my blog. In that way, those of you who are not on Twitter can see what I'm up to when I'm not blogging. Another plus is that now I don't need to do a separate First Impressions post about the drama as these tweets already convey my immediate impressions of the series. And well let's be honest - I'm just lazy. 

Anyways, hopefully you don't mind :)

Lyrical Saturday: HA:TFELT - "Ain't Nobody"

In this Lyrical Day edition, I will be sharing the awesomeness of HA:TFELT's "Ain't Nobody". You might notice while reading that I will be doing slightly more talking today because I won't just be focusing on the lyrics, but also give my thoughts about the whole song, including the music video and choreography. Rather than being just a tribute to beautiful lyrics, today's post is more like a mini-review of sorts. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

K-drama Review: Let's Eat

I almost didn't watch Let's Eat

The premise didn't really catch my interest that much at first. Korean cuisine is yummy, but in my experience most dramas that are centered around cooking/eating tend to get rather repetitive. Oftentimes there isn't much plot besides the foodstuff, which means there's no reason to torture myself by craving after dishes that I've never even heard about, much less know how they even taste (or most importantly, food that I cannot have!). So, as a genre, food dramas don't really have a particular appeal to me, or at least not in the way some other genre dramas might (e.g music dramas). 
Yet, against all odds, I decided to watch the show and even more surprisingly happened to love it. It resonated well with me, so well in fact that I found myself more engaged in a drama that I have been in a while.

 Plot summary: 

Lee Soo Kyung (Lee Soo Kyung) is a 33-year-old single woman, who lives alone in an ordinary apartment complex and has a passion for food. She works in a lawyer's office, where her celf-centred and overbearing boss Lawyer Kim (Shim Hyung Tak) annoys her with menial tasks. Having divorced when she was in her twenties, Soo Kyung has no intention of marrying again. Instead, she prefers to live her life in peaceful and happy solitude.

But her solitude comes to an abrupt end, when the unexpected death of a lady in the apartment starts off her reluctant acquaintance with the two neighbours living right next door - the cheerful Yoon Jin Yi (Yoon So Hee) and the smooth-talking Goo Dae Young (Doo Joon from BEAST)


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Lyrical Saturday: Epik High ft. Younha - "Umbrella"

Epik High's "Umbrella" featuring singer Younha was first released back in 2008, along with an artistic music video. It is one of my favourite Korean rap ballads of all time. 

What makes this the perfect time to discuss the song today is that Younha just recently released a solo remake of "Umbrella" and achieved her first #1 single on Gaon Charts. Although the original remains my favourite, I am also linking Younha's solo version here as I warmly recommend that one as well. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Newly Discharged Lee Je Hoon is Already Cast in a Movie

Let us rejoice! Actor Lee Je Hoon has finally completed his military service!

After enlisting in October 25, 2012 as a member of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency riot police, it is announced that he returned to civilian life on 24th of July.