Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Aimless Ramblings: When Tastes Change...

The other day, I started thinking about my taste in dramas and I realized that it has changed quite a lot over my drama-watching career. Having watched dramas for years now, it only makes sense - tastes change all the time, be it with music, books or films. 

But what's interesting is that it has changed not just in the sense of what kind of dramas I watch, but perhaps even more in the sense of how I enjoy to dramas in general. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

We Got Married Couple Song Jae Rim and Kim So Eun Heat Up the Pages of December's Allure

Newlyweds Song Jae Rim and Kim So Eun of MBC's variety show We Got Married snuggle up close to each other in the long-awaited pictorial for the upcoming December issue of Allure.

While their marriage is merely a romantic make-believe created for us hopelessly gullible fans, I definitely see lots of real chemistry between the pair which could easily be made use of in a future drama project. Or so we all wish.

Park Shin Hye for @star1 and W Magazine + AGATHA Paris 2014 F/W Collection Ads

Park Shin Hye is one of my favourite Korean actresses to model for fashion photo shoots. Although the actress usually plays innocent and youthful roles in dramas, she's very often a total opposite in her fashion pictorials - sexy, confident and feminine. The same goes for her these three pictorials below.

In the November's issue of @star1, Shin Hye is sultry yet elegant and ladylike, posing in beautiful dresses that show off her legs, shoulders and back. 

A while back, Shin Hye also modelled for W magazine, looking flirty and self-assured in chic autumn fashion.

In addition, the actress also took time to pose for AGATHA Paris' new Fall/Winter jewelry collection.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Kara's Gyuri Rocks the Retro Look for Sure

The November issue of Sure magazine features girl group Kara member Gyuri in a stunning retro-themed photo shoot. The idol singer looks absolutely mesmerizing in doll-eye make-up and the 60's half-updo hairstyle.

Kang Sora Poses for a Seductive Lingerie Pictorial + Misaeng Cast for Cosmpolitan

Actress Kang Sora recently modelled for her very first lingerie photo shoot in the recent October issue of 1st Look. The pictorial is sexy yet tasteful, allowing Kang Sora's own confidence and natural beauty shine through above all.

In addition, the actress also posed with her Misaeng co-stars Im Shi Wan, Lee Sung Min and Kang Ha Neul in a photo shoot for Cosmopolitan. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Steven Yeun and Sandara Park Collaborate and It's THE BEST THING EVER!

Guys, THE MOST GLORIOUS thing has happened! 

Two of my most favorite things from two different corners of the entire entertainment world have somehow ended up in a collaboration. Did Christmas arrive early this year?

But seriously though, I first heard about the collaboration few weeks ago and I was anxiously waiting for it to get released. And here it finally is - The Walking Dead meets Hallyu! Well...kinda as it's not really about zombie-killing K-pop idols (that would be awesome too), but just the fact that the project involves Steven Yeun is more than I ever could have wished for!

Apparently, the crew behind this collaboration is Be Funny Studios that has done a few other collaborations between American and Korean stars before (Anna Kendrick with f(x) and Rita Ora with HyunA), which is great because funny videos are a great way of bringing fans together.

While I can't post What's Eating Steven Yeun? videos here, all three short episodes  can be watched on Be Funny Studios website, so be sure to check that link out. And even if you're not a fan of The Walking Dead or Steven, you can still watch it because it requires no previous knowledge about either. Just watch, and you'll love it. I promise, now GO WATCH IT!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Drama Check-In: Birth of a Salaryman

It has been a while since the last Drama Check-In and I have lots to talk about. Since that last post, I've dropped several shows from my currently-watching list, added a lot of new dramas to fill the empty slots, and even managed to check one drama as "completed". 

Yup, I've been keeping my drama-schedule rather busy. In fact, it's been so busy that I'm gonna post ANOTHER Drama Check-In sometime after this one because I still have more shows to talk about and one post just isn't enough to cover all of them. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

When Inspiration Strikes: Misaeng [Fan Art]

So for the very first time in this blog's history, I am actually posting some K-drama fan art. Say what?

Honestly, it's a very weird experience for me because I'm not used to sharing any of my drawings online and I'm not even sure whether any of the readers of this blog would even care about stuff like this. 

And perhaps these two rough sketches (scroll down to view) might be a somewhat sad excuse for fan art because I haven't colored them and overall didn't spend all that much time on making them either. But for me, this is kind of a personal challenge as I'm trying to to force myself to pick up drawing again, and to do that I want to start out easy: sketch by sketch. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Video of the Day [Throwback Edition]: Big Bang - "A Good Man" Live

Today's Video of the Day is kind of a throwback edition as my pick comes from year 2009 which was actually five years ago, can you believe it? God, time flies.

Anyways, while YG is trolling fans with cryptic math equations in the interwebs and not giving any updates on that Big Bang comeback that was supposed to happen AGES ago (Sorry for being pissy, but I just think it would be awkward if they released the album when I'm like 80 and my grandchildren are like, "Gran, what's that weird music you're listening to? Wait, why are these old Asian people wearing guyliner?"), I found myself searching Youtube for Big Bang videos and came across this awesome live performance that I had forgotten about. 

The song is "A Good Man" from Big Bang's mini album Stand Up (2008). It is actually one of my favourite songs ever from the group and I still listen to it to this day. It has a unique sound to it and despite being a more serious song, it doesn't veer too much into the dramatic ballad territory. 

The performance is amazing. What I like most is how all of the members seem really into the song, but of course T.O.P. in particular. The man seems his normal statue-like self at the beginning of the performance, but once his part comes up he delivers his raps with fierce passion and dedication. It's just so magnificent. 

And for our convenience, the video also includes English translation of the lyrics which, by the way, were written by T.O.P. himself.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Between Wor(L)ds' Third Birthday - What It Means to be Three?

Yup, this little blog has finally turned three!

First of all, I should probably clarify that Between Wor(L)ds' official birthday was actually 5 days ago, on October 27th. But since I had just come down with a nasty cold, I really couldn't focus on writing anything on that day nor for the next few days either. So for the sake of it, let's just pretend that I'm posting this on time.

I gotta admit that there's something oddly grand about the number three. What I mean is that it sounds like a pretty important milestone, even for such a small blog like mine. And when I think about it, the number three itself reveals quite a lot about me.