When Bel said Yamapi is back, I squeeeeeeed so hard! But wait, we still haven’t finished Flowers for Algernon! Oh well, it can wait. But another dose of Yamapi? Sign me up! And when I heard that he is playing a monk in love, *hands on cheeks* can I be in line??? Who doesn’t want to marry a handsome lookin’ monk, right? *giggle* This drama gets a lot of attention in my home now. Since my husband is a full time househusband, I made him watching it too. And of course, so is my son! We are all actually enjoying 5-ji kara 9-ji made. It is freaking hilarious!!!Ooooh wait, did I tell you that this is a Japanese drama? Wow, I need to count how many Japanese dramas I have seen this year! So far, my love for Korean dramas is slowly decreasing. I don’t know if I am bored or what, none got my attention as much as Jdramas. Besides, Japanese dramas are way interesting and shorter in the number of episodes. Kinda like 5-ji kara! It’s only 10 episodes long and I just finished watching episode 9. This is my first time finding a Japanese drama frustrating, though. The story keeps going back and forth. I mean they managed to recycled the plots twice in the past 9 episodes. The only consolation: the OTPs are too cute to resist and hence why I’m still watching! It’s a mixed of modern and traditional romance world and the show itself is funny!The concept of this drama is very unique. Who would have thought a Buddhist monk could fall in love!!! Well, it is happening here in 5-ji kara 9-ji made! I mean, it is a blasphemy for a Buddhist monk to have a wife. I know since my in-laws are dedicated Buddhist and both my sister in laws are Buddhist nuns! Takane is the monk’s name and he fell in love with Junko, an English language teacher. She made such a great impression on a funeral service when she flipped the burning ash from the burning incense onto Takane. At the time, Takane was leading the prayer service. Junko was embarrassed but felt that she won’t be meeting him again so she should just suffer a one time humiliation. Wrong! She was asked to go for a blind date by her family and it turns out that Takane is her date! *screams*For Takane, it was love at first sight and since then he’s been working hard to get closer to her. The funny thing is that his style of getting to know Junko seems stalkerish, creepy and pushy. He did not give a room for her to breathe and think. I can’t blame him though… No one has thought him the art of dating *laugh*. Junko was never interested with Takane because she has her eyes on her sensei, Makoto, the man that made her became an English teacher. Takane is under pressure by his grandparents to marry as he is entrusted to lead the monastery as the next chief. Sadly, his grandmother chose Kaori as his bride and Takane prefers Junko. He brought Junko into his monastery by force and made her show to his grandmother that Junko is fit to be a monk’s wife. Junko was not ready and her mind is on her teaching work. Junko left but Takane did not give up. He persistently pursuing her until one day she realized his love for her is real. What happened to Makoto? She found out that he was married, too! Poor Junko but she was so happy that Takane loves her and she then loves him back. They both are determine to be together and face the challenges his grandmother throw to her. She moved in and failed again. Takane is at lost and by the end of episode 9, he told Junko that he will be marrying Kaori! I nearly exploded when he told Junko that! He had to marry Kaori in order to save the monastery from being teared down by his evil younger brother, Amane. What a sacrifice he made!I was sad by the end of episode 9. Takane was pushed to the corner by evil Amane and selfish grandmother. Takane is the best thing had happened to Junko since Makoto and now she is left in a limbo. What would happened to her life next? We have one last episode to wrap up this entire mess. Could they do it though? I feel that the final episode will either give us a messy or breeze ending. Am I ready to see it ends? Hell yeah! Amane needs a kick in his butt! Takane’s grandmother needs a slap on her face! Takane and Junko needs to be happily married by the end of it!