Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Ha Ji Won's Go Go With Unnie - Ep 6

Sorry this took a while! I've been watching The Time I Loved You instead >< I did a short review but I'll only post it after I finish the recaps for this!

Ep 6

We start off with Jiwon in the recording studio to record her song about Zoe the donkey. She says she wrote some of the lyrics in Grasse and finished them on the day after they returned to Korea.
But she's very worried about recording. "Can I disappear for awhile?"
Music producer: Seeing the lyrics, they're really good
Jiwon: Really??

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Ha Ji Won's Go Go With Unnie - Ep 5

Ep 5

They're headed to Nice this ep!

In an interview, Jiwon says "To be honest, it's not like every moment is good. There are hard times and frustrating times and times when I want to cry but....it feels like I'm on a roller coaster."

Hahaha it was super hot in the car so Jiwon was trying all sorts of ways to use her hat to shield the sun but it wasn't working.

So she used her sister's scarf to cover her whole face:

Upon reaching Nice, they start squealing over how gorgeous the place is. "Look at the colour (of the sea)!"
Then she starts talking a whole bunch of nonsense about how they're from this neighbourhood and how the people from the other neighbourhood (just random passersby) are chic.

Jiwon did a lot of research so they go to the place she found which serves bouillabaisse.
Omo she says she only eats 1.5 meals in Korea, but here she's really hungry and eats all 3 meals. No wonder she can stay so slim!
"I think Grasse and South France's soul and energy matches me. When we were going out this morning, the donkey even shouted loudly. It's so cute."

Next on their checklist is a shop selling French candy. On the way to Nice Jiwon said that she wanted something sweet and was even researching about it on the plane. As usual, Jiwon's reactions to these stuff are lol-worthy.

And because she's so likable, she gets free stuff again!!

Jiwon wants to buy a gift for her sister in return for the Pinocchio puppet she bought so they enter a shop where there are handmade skirts and figurines and stuff.
Yookyung: Hey there's Zoe here!
Jiwon: Really? But it is not as cute as our Zoe.
Jiwon wants to buy a skirt for her sister but thankfully she thinks to check the price since it's handmade and its about 453eur so nope, too expensive! 'I'll sew one for you at home with a machine!'
In an interview later, Yookyung says that honestly the skirt wasn't really her style haha.
Jiwon ends up buying a scarf for her unnie.

They go the beach for a stroll and to take pictures. Yookyung managed to take a series of pretty shots while Jiwon was running to her.
So they tried to recreate it but Yookyung wasn't happy with the result LOL.

And then suddenly, Jiwon hears someone calling 'Ha Jiwon!' A bunch of French fans spotted her and she's super happy haha.

She spots a merry go round ahead and starts skipping towards it. And they decide to ride on white horses cos Jiwon likes horses. 'Usually the parents will wait and then you have to wave to them when you pass by.' so they do that to random people and look a bit crazy.

They end up in a park and Jiwon falls in love at first sight with this handsome little boy so they start playing. Gosh she's really like a child. And she gives him a kiss! Actually she wanted to kiss him on the cheek but he turned his head so in the end she kissed him on the lips :OOOO

At night, they suddenly start drawing the places they've visited and the house. Jiwon: "We must draw the donkey! It. is! very! important!" So Yookyung drew it, and it looks a bit strange.
And worse, Jiwon colours him the wrong colour!! He's grey not brown!

Jiwon asks unnie to draw the dog, and she just collapsed when she saw it

And then they realise there's no road. Jiwon wants to discard the thing and redo it but Yookyung is like no!!

When they finally finish, they talk to the camera and ask for it to be turned off since they're done and want to sleep. Jiwon is so happy she starts dancing hehe. 

Then we skip to another day where they're headed to a couple's house for a lunch made of olive stuffs.
In the interview, Yookyung says that Jiwon and her have many differences (eg their reactions to stuff - Jiwon will squeal while Yookyung will just say wow quietly) due to their age gap, they have many similarities too like being sensitive to scents and liking olive trees.  

After the greetings and admiring the view, they visit the compound. Omg so cute there's a hotel for fleas!!

Jiwon is very fascinated by this plant with heart shaped leaves.

Next is the lunch. Wowwww the food looks amazing.

When the hosts were about to remove one of the dishes that she hadn't finished but put aside, she hurriedly took it back and was like 'I'm going to eat that!' So cute haha.
Jiwon: "Can I faint for a while?" because the food was so amazing.

Jiwon's english has improved so much. So proud of her ^^ She started telling the man about how Yookyung made a massage for her using olive oil and concluded "We love olive oil." hehe.

That's it for this ep!
And Merry Christmas everyone! 

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Ha Ji Won's Go Go With Unnie - Ep 4

Ep 4

We're on the day that they went to the market to buy raclette cheese. Now, they gotta make dinner with that cheese!
In her interview, Jiwon still can't pronounce raclette.
She can't find the cheese....

Friday, 18 December 2015

Ha Ji Won's Go Go With Unnie - Ep 3

Ep 3

We start with the sisters back in Seoul in their house. It's been exactly 2 weeks since they returned from Grasse. She brought back the cardboard cutouts of Zoe the donkey and Nita the llama from the press conference hahaha.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Ha Ji Won's Go Go With Unnie - Ep 2

Ep 2

We rewind to when Jiwon was preparing her fail dinner.
There's this sequence of Jiwon staring at stuff in the kitchen looking confused, preparing coffee, washing dishes, keeping dishes and looking confused again, then washing more dishes before she finally starts working on her kimchi pancake.
I love the question marks that the editor puts haha. She's so adorable when confused.

Ha Ji Won's Go Go With Unnie - Ep 1

Recently, Empress Ki started airing in my country on the public broadcast channel so it reinvigorated my HJW love. But since I've already rewatched Empress Ki like 50 times, I decided to watch her reality travel show to Grasse, France that she filmed in April earlier this year.

She's so so cute in it but unfortunately not many people watched it because of the lack of subs. I'm downloading the torrents and watching them raw. I don't understand Korean fully so I can't sub (and I got no time anyway :/) but I understand enough to get most of the jokes and so I decided to do mini recaps for the episodes. Mostly about the scenes I found particularly funny. It's really quite entertaining, especially if you're a HJW fan because she's ridiculously adorable.

One thing I find annoying is that the editing is done such that the events aren't in chronological order, so random parts of different days of their trips get mashed into 1 ep. (You can tell since their clothes changed.) So it's abit confusing.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Ha Ji Won's interview in iWeekly (English)

I translated Ha Ji Won's interview in iWeekly from Mandarin to English because it was so interesting! The first part is the journalist's introduction. Enjoy~

She is ever-changing. No matter whether incarnating as an evil lady, action female or empress, it is always convincing.
I like the her in the show who is unyielding, strong, and never bows her head.
In real life, she happens to possess similar qualities.
"I have experienced countless failures. Before debuting, I failed more than 100 auditions. When filming, I experienced many setbacks. But without these failures, I would not have achieved any success."
Success, is never accidental. Behind it is always painstaking hard work.
Last year, while promoting in the little red dot (Singapore), she went to the extent of preparing 5 outfits, changing clothes quickly during the short breaks between the marathon interviews. The reason? Only to maintain the freshness for the local media.
We have never met, but this is already the second time we have done an e-mail interview.
She remains the same as that in my impression - seriously answering with long answers. A big Korean star like her does not need to but chooses to. It is impossible to be unable to feel the brimming sincerity.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

July 2015 - Austria & Czech Republic (Part 3) - Cesky Krumlov + Prague

I'm back with the last recap of my trip! Gosh I took so long to write this because school's been crazyyyyy. Finally got some time now as holidays are approaching which also means I can finally watch my dramas! My progress has been horrendous!

Day 7 - 21Jul2015
Headed to another country today!
We woke up early to check out and left the hotel at 815. Made our way to the meeting point which was really near our hotel, and had some pastry for breakfast while waiting for the shuttle van that we booked to come. 
We booked under Bean Shuttle for 800CZK per person. We shared the van with 2 other couples cos the van can fit 8 passengers. The service is really good - the driver was really friendly and we were given bottles of water, which is pretty useful for holidays. And the driver drove really really quickly so we only took 2.5h to reach Cesky Krumlov! Also, I never knew that you didn't have to go through customs going from one EU country to another. I was so fascinated haha.