Sunday, December 30, 2012

My Top 7 Dramas of 2012 [and Year-End Gifs Galore Party]


I know, 7 is a weird number for a list. Why not 5 or 10? And no, not because I'm obsessed with se7en either, but because 7 is my favorite number. I've always been associated with 7 all through my life. My college students ID is a square of 7 and my employee ID ended with four 7s. And don't get me started on my elementary to high school year. But.. when it comes to list your favorite things, shouldn't 7 be the perfect fit? Because you know you just want to add more to your top 5 list but you don't really want to go all the way to 10. So without further ado here goes my top 7 dramas of 2012 accompanied with gifs galore...

1. Gaksital


SURPRISEEEE!! Yes, I know this seems  to come from the left-field with the amount of Gaksital and Joo Won spazzings I have here in my blog. HA! But yes I'm sticking to my guns and letting Gaksital sail through to top the list of the dramas I've watched this year. And in case I didn't stress it enough in this blog, it also topped the list of my favorite dramas of all time. Granted, Gaksital was not a perfect drama. In fact, I still can recall some details and plot holes that felt a bit jarring: why the policeman in charge of trailing Kang To seems to always forget his main duty during pivotal moment? And how did Kang To managed to change into Gaksital's costume so quickly, was there a conveniently located magical phone booth in Gyeongseong that enables him to transform to Gaksital in just a split second? And how or rather where did he stashed his Gaksital costumes? [Some people have investigated deeply into this matter and come into the conclusion that the tightly-fitted pants seems to hold the clue..]

Friday, December 28, 2012

Finally! A Moving and Dancing Gil-ro!

Finally! A teaser for 7th Level Civil Servant is out! Woot! 



credit: sofaraway25


And yes it's a bit short and left me wanting more at the end. I mean, I just want to see his cute smile all day (yeah I know, that won't be called a teaser then)! But... I'll take a briefly moving and dancing and laughing Gil-ro any day. January 25th, why are you so far away?


P.S. After paying close attention, I think Gil-ro is the one from 00:01s to 00:05s, while Joo Won (the one who is laughing and looking a bit awkward) is the one from 00:06s to 00:10s 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Mr Dimples' Christmas Videos


So Christmas might be over, but the spirit of Christmas is still in the air especially with these two cute videos from Mr Dimples! :)
I hope these will brighten your day the way it brightened mine!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

THIS Made My Day!

Ok! So today's this-made-my-day post won't be about Joo Won.. But! Another favorite actor of mine: So Ji-sub. I found these clips by chance while I was looking for videos for making gifs I plan to use in the second part to my guest post. It's an old clip from summer last year when So Ji-sub was guesting on Infinity Challenge.. And poor guy... the things the guys at Infinity Challenge do to him.. It wasn't pretty, but at the same time I was laughing my head off watching it. That dirty look that Park Myeong-soo gave him just killed me!


video
So Ji-sub gets lap dance

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Long Goodbye


I hate goodbyes. I hate it with a burning passion of ten thousand suns. I hate it even more when I am the one who is being left behind. I hate having people around me the day before or an hour before and then suddenly having... no one.

Two of my friends from back home left G-town today. We only know each other for a couple of months, but it felt like I was saying goodbye to two of my very dear friends. There's something about living in a foreign country that makes you even more attached to the things or people from back home. We come from the same culture, we have similar sense of humor, and that made us bond quickly.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

My Top 7 1 Night 2 Days Season 2 Games

I love 1 Night 2 Days! It's definitely one of my favorite k-variety shows at the moment. I started watching this show last year even though I've been reading recaps on Dramabeans waaaay before watching the episodes. Long story short, I found a website with links to many of the episodes and 15 minutes into the episode (which I picked randomly), I was hooked! Watching these guys playing all sorts of games was like being transported back to my childhood where I would laugh hysterically at every single childish prank and silly body gag.  

At first I wanted to list my top games from 1N2D, but then I realized the infinite number of games from the first season combined with second season. So I decided to list them by season instead*. 

Here goes...

Friday, December 14, 2012

That Was Then...

When I started writing this blog, I never planned to write a serious/sad/sentimental entry. But you know how sometimes you are so overwhelmed with emotions that you just want to vent it somewhere to make you feel better? Well that is what I thought. So forgive for going all melodramatic right now. But as we all know, even the light and fluffy K-dramas have to veer towards melodramatic territory at some point, right?

I miss home. My mom. My brother. But today in particular I miss my dad. A LOT. It just one of those random times that the feeling of missing home and your loved ones suddenly swept over you. Well it's not exactly random in my case. One of my friends on Facebook just shared a link to a clip on YouTube. And what else should it be other than... Dance with My Father by Luther Vandross (Celine Dion's version). I know better that I shouldn't have listened to that song. I cried while listening to that song in a room full of people once. Imagine what kind of blubbering mess I would turn into when I listened to it by myself? Not a pretty one for sure!



Yeap.. No! I can't cry prettily with JUST one single tear rolling down my cheek

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A girl does not live by latte alone. Have a spinach feta pie!

Hmmm.. My precious! Oh please, as if you never saw someone whispering "my precious" to their delicious mug of vanilla latte and spinach feta pie before.

Monday, December 10, 2012

It's Over...

Yeay! Finals is over! (I'm grinning and dancing on the inside! Wait make that doing backflips and windmill moves -it's my inside anyway!)
 
I just finished my last finals today and I almost didn't make it. Yes, after being paranoid all year round about missing an exam, yours truly ALMOST missed her finals this morning. What is that phrase again? self-fulfilling prophecy? I almost fulfilled that this morning. I thought the exam was going to be held at 2 pm, but thank God I text my friend to make sure about the time, and turned out it's at 10 freaking am! Can you imagine what would happen if I never asked my friend? 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Finals, Coding, and Stills from Level 7 Civil Servant

I'm so happy now I just passed one of my finals this semester. To be honest, I don't think I deserve to feel THAT happy judging from the amount of time (or the lack of) I've put into preparing. Sure I lost hours and hours of my beauty sleep, but most actually went to finishing my last homework and procrastinating. Yep, me and procrastination are best friends for life. Even when I realized that I only have less than 3 days to revise for my finals, I still used that time for rewatching Gaksital.. aish, hopeless! (still it was fun though!)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Pretty Joo Won as Orange Caramel


LOL! This just made my day! He's just like the cutest thing ever, isn't he?!
Btw, watch out for the hand that reject Joo Won's kiss at minute 1:40! Oh boy, you do realize that there are gazillions girls out there who would trade place with you, right?

~It's official! I have the Joo Won disease! and I don't want to be cured..~

Monday, December 3, 2012

There's nothing better than Joo Won singing Nothing Better



I have a feeling that I will turn this blog into a Joo Won and Gaksital related blog. Which... definitely not a bad thing, and who cares right? It's my blog and I can put anything I want in it. Anyway I just found this video on YouTube today... And GAH, why are you so charming Joo Won? I know for sure that you can sing, but that falsetto is just too beautiful! <3 It makes me all mushy and gushy and just every possible feeling that involves happiness! If there's a camera on me watching this, then the girl at minute 2:02 would be ME!

Dear lovely Joo Won, please put an album out already! And please remember, if you ever gonna hold a fan meeting in Indonesia, please wait until I'm back! Pinky promise, okay! Pyong!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Lazy Weekend and Rerun of Gaksital Ep 1-2

I just spent a lazy weekend after a week full of deadlines, where I got an assignment due on Monday, Wednesday, and a paper which was due on Friday at 5 PM. I watched some movies after submitting my paper and then hibernated from Friday night all the way to Saturday noon to reward myself. Then I spent the rest of my Saturday just lazying around the apartment Hotaru no Hikari style and went out for dinner to eat Pho with other lovely Indonesians and I finally got a sim card for my blackberry (yes -finally!)


OK! That should be enough as a prologue to justify my first half of blog title and let me start on what really matters.. :D I watched the first two episodes of Gaksital today. I have to say that it is still as good (if not better) as when I watched it the first time. It reminded me why I got so hooked on this drama 6 months ago (phew, time flies..)! The actions, the story, the characters, *ehem* Joo Won.. And to think that I only picked it up because the sub on Ghost (a cyber crime drama by So Ji Sub) was so excruciatingly low at that time and Gaksital was the only drama that's fully subbed by Viki? It's good decision after all to click that play button six months ago.

I just have to upload a screenshot with this Viki comment! Pfftt..