Thursday, 3 August 2017

Drama Reviews - Dear My Friends (2016)

Dear My Friends is a slice of life drama about a bunch of ahjummas (+ a few ahjussis) who have been friends since elementary school, and their children. It's a rare drama focused on the elderly, and it is certainly not for marathoning imo. It's rather short at 16 episodes but I took more than a week to finish it because I can only watch 2-3 episodes in one sitting before feeling completely emotionally drained.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Drama Reviews - Forest of Secrets/Stranger (2017)

The first 2017 drama I've watched! Actually started on Dear My Friends after Age Of Youth because I wanted a similar vibe about friendships, but DMF is super draining on my emotions and not great for marathoning, so I looked for something else. Saw a lot of people recommending Forest of Secrets/Secret Forest/Stranger (LOL why so many names) and hyping it to be even better than Signal, plus I saw that crazy cast, so I watched the 1st ep and was hooked. Thankfully, I marathoned it just in time for the last episodes so no wait agonisation here. It was GREAT.

The story starts with a murder, which brings Prosecutor Hwang Shi Mok (Jo Seung Woo) in acquaintance with Lieutenant Han Yeo Jin (Bae Doona) from the police, and they slowly start to work with each other to unravel more and more secrets behind the victim, the prosecution service & police force. 

Monday, 24 July 2017

Drama Reviews - Age Of Youth (2016)

Age Of Youth is a slice of life drama about 5 girls with vastly different personalities sharing the same house, Belle Epoque. It starts off with the introduction of newcomer Yoo Eunjae (Park Hyesoo), who is the youngest. Her roommate is Yoon Jinmyung (the phenomenal Han Yeri), who is the oldest, a business major juggling many part time jobs to make ends meet. Then there is Kang Yina (Ryu Hwayoung), an escort pretending to be a college student, Song Jiwon (Park Eunbin), a super off kilter and crazy girl who has never dated, and Jung Yeeun (Seungyeon) who is dating a douchebag. Each of them have their own demons that they have to work through.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

December 2016 - Thailand (Bangkok & Chiangmai)

Spent 5 days in Thailand this December with family! I was always averse to holidaying in Thailand due to some preconceived notions and fear of Thai food but this trip changed my perspective on this beautiful country! Also I'm craving some Thai food now. Tom yum, pad thai, basil chicken!!!

We were looking for a place with cool (but not cold) weather to go to so usually people will suggest Australia & Hong Kong, but I've already been to those 2 places this year, so we decided to visit Chiangmai, and added Bangkok since it's the capital after all.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Drama Reviews - The Good Wife (2016)

Whew. It's been a crazy 4.5 months semester, and we've finally gotten our FIRST break. Only 2 weeks, but better than nothing.
I started watching The Good Wife in August and finished ep 8, but I had to stop because I simply didn't have time to dedicate full hours to watching a drama. So I just finished it. Still loved it.

The Good Wife is an adaptation of a US series of the same name. In the korean version, Kim Hye Kyung (Jeon Do Yeon) goes back to work as a lawyer after 15 years of being a stay home mum after her prosecutor husband, Lee Tae Joon (Yoo Ji Tae) gets arrested for receiving sexual favours and bribes. She ends up working in MJ law firm, run by Seo Joong Won (Yoon Kye Sang), Hye Kyung's law school friend, and his sister, Seo Myung Hee (Kim Seo Hyung). She is assisted on her cases by super talented examiner Kim Dan (Nana), while she has to compete with Lee Joon Ho (Lee Won Geun) for a permanent spot in the firm. The show is rather episodic with each episode featuring a different case for Hye Kyung & MJ firm to tackle, but the overaching theme of Hye Kyung's growth as a woman and lawyer ties the threads together.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

August 2016 - Hong Kong

My 3rd trip to Hong Kong! I went there first in Dec 2002, then in Jan 2012 where I also went to Macau, both with family. This time it was with friends so it was a bit different. And the weather....the previous 2 times was winter so it was cool. It was rainy and humid and hot this time. The best thing was...just a day before we flew, there was a typhoon alert!! Much excitement. But because of that, one person decided not to go and I ended up having the whole room to myself as I was travelling with 3 other guys who shared the other room.
And our flight got delayed too! We got a $10 voucher or something by Changi Airport that we could use to get food! We flew SQ because it was fairly cheap, only around $250 per person. And after taking budget airlines, I much better appreciate SQ service and professionalism.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

July 2016 - Australia - Cairns (Part 2)

Long time no see! Finally going to complete my recap of my trip to Aussie this past July. I've been super duper busy with since I started 3rd year of med school. The time I spend in the hospital is longer than working hours, and I still need to study after I come home. I still spend time keeping up with kpop, but that's all.