Wednesday Eu-Mak: Come back, Aaron!!!!

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Where are you, Aaron? I’m pretty sure the ladies are waiting for you. But please…… PLEASE choose your next drama wisely! Your previous drama was a tragedy but, as your loyal fan, I stood by you till the end. But ya know, I can’t guarantee you that I will be loyal again if your next drama ends up to be another disaster! I have my limits too *sticks tongue out*.

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So yeoreobun, yes… you guessed it right! I’m dedicating today’s posst to Aaron and his recent awesome songs. The first one is called No Cut. And Puff Guo is in it! Don’t they look fine together? She’s too adorable… They both could be the modern Bonnie and Clyde! Ohhh wait wait! The Taiwanese Troublemaker! What do you think? But if you watch this video carefully, *cringes* Puff cannot dance! Hey, I thought she’s in a famous girl group so how can she not know how to dance? Yikes! Anyway, enjoy the song! No Cut has the typical mandopop vibe and the beat is awesome. I love the sound of the guitar. Aaron is awesome, as always. *wink* And the song is somewhat contagious… I cannot stop humming to it!

The next song is called Unstoppable Sun. I tell you… Aaron shirtless for the entire vid? My imagination could have gone wild!!! Oooph, I need to get back to my senses! And Puff in the vid again? Wow! I totally ship these two! Their chemistry is just off the chart! Can we have another round of drama staring these two adorbs again? Plllllease! Now, about the song… there is something mysterious that is definitely hard to explain it. I’ve listen to it gazillion times and I still can’t get over it. It is just the way Aaron sing it… So beautiful. And the language is just beautiful. Thank you, Aaron, for singing it beautifully…

Lovely song, isn’t it? Hope you took your time and appreciate the song *smiles*. Well anyways, you will not see eu-mak post in the next three weeks. I’ll be away on work trip again and I can’t guarantee that I will have a great internet connection or the time to blog! But no worries, this will be my final work trip this year. I’m very happy and excited to go on this trip. I’m feeling blessed to travel for work and getting on my usual adventure. I hope you won’t miss me too much *wink*. Until then… enjoy October!

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Hello, Sunshine!

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Wow! Apparently I’m someone’s Sunshine!!! Gomawoyo to Sue, SnowGirl and Kakashi for nominating me for this award. To be honest, I have no clue what Sunshine Award is about. I did some digging into this award and thanks to Sue, Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers who are positive, inspiring and spread a little sunshine with their blogs. I guess I made a few of readers happy even though I occasionally thought that my posts are meaningless to people but me. Wow, this is good to know! To my ladies who nominated me, I’m truly honored! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will do my best to inspire people with my sometimes crazy posts!

Sunshine Blog Award

Like Liebster Award, there is a guideline for this award too. They are:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer the questions from the person who nominated you
  • Nominate a few other bloggers
  • Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you nominated
  • Notify their bloggers on their blog
  • Put the award button on your blog

Okay, so let’s get started!

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The first set of questions came from Sue aka Mama Fangirl. We met on Twitter and Sue are extremely kpoppers! I love kpop fangirls and I’m so happy to get to know her. One of these days, I shall make time and meet her since she’s US-based. I must meet her!

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

Currently, I’ve been pestering my hub to move us to Taiwan. Why Taiwan? Well, it is closer to the countries I work in and it makes life easier for me. My husband’s side of family is from there and two of his sisters are there as well. So when I do travel, I have family to care for my precious son. Also, it helps that Seoul is closer. I can travel there easily for concert! Let’s hope my scheme works!

What was the best concert, gig, performance, or festival you’ve ever been to?

I don’t go to concert often but the recent Infinite concert that was held in my state was impressive to me. I attended the concert with kpopkolorado and we had fun at the concert.

What is your go-to karaoke/noraebang song (or your hairbrush-mic in the mirror song if you’re shy)?

Hah! At this moment, the go-to song is Pretty Girl by MBLAQ. My son loves this song so much we sing the chorus part all the time, whether in the car or in the shower. It’s pretty addictive, I must say… Give it a hear ^^.

Choose one: Would you want to be a rock star or a movie star?

I rather be a movie star. I came from entertainment family – kinda sorta. I’m exposed to everything acting so I’m cool with being an actress. I think life as a rock star is pretty hard and I have no voice for it. The minute I open my mouth, I’m sure people will start pick themselves up and run as fast as they can. Yeap, I’m terrible.

If money or time was not a concern, what one thing would you love to try or learn how to do?

I want to run my own bed and breakfast. An organic kind with cows in the yard (I love cows) and grow my own veggies and fruits. Do I sound too old? Hehehe.

Who was your very first celebrity crush?

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I was 8 or 9 years old, I couldn’t remember but Steve Ma aka Ma Jing Tao, was my first crush. He is a Taiwanese actor and I fell in love in Green Green Grass by the Rive. It’s an old Taiwanese drama, back in early 1992 or 1993. Oh em geeeeee, he was dashing! I wanted to watch everything he was in. Unfortunately back then, it was hard to watch dramas. I never get to watch much of his dramas but I’ve seen a few of his. He is a good actor. I hope to see him again one day .

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The next set of questions came from Snow Girl. I get to know her through blogging and she recently dip her toes into Twitter land. I’m sure she’s loving the experience. I have never met Snow Girl but when I found out she is based in India, I think I might take my time to meet her next year since I’ll be in the country for work. I hope this dream will come true!

What is your favourite thing to do when you are not watching dramas?

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Sleep. I love to catch on my beauty sleep. And cuddle with my son.

Which is your all time favourite movie in the following categories: [1] Thriller [2] Romance [3] Comedy.

Wow, this is tough. I don’t watch movie often enough so my choices are probably too old for some. For Thriller, I would say the saga of Jason Bourne. The action was extremely juicy, I can’t get enough of it. For Romance, my choices goes to Runaway Bride. The reason why I love it? She can’t decide on which egg style she like! Oh em… She’s just like me! And for comedy, wow… this is tough but I would go with Miss Congeniality! You can’t beat that, can you?

Your favourite book.

Wow! I have read too many books but my favorite one is Kane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer. I haven’t read it in a while but I would love to get my  hand on that book again! It’s my absolute favorite!

Your go-to drama.

It used to be Playful Kiss but I’m starting to grow out of it (not because of Kim Hyun Joong) and now it is replaced by Goong.

In your opinion, the best drama couple is………..

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I keep going back and forth on this one but I’ve decided that Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won is the best drama couple! No one can top them until now…

What is the best smell in the world?

Jasmine. I’m drawn to it.

Your dream pairing for a drama.

Yoo Seung Ho and feisty Song Ji Hyo! Don’t ask me why! It could work, right? Hehehe

Your favourite character from Friends (if you haven’t seen it, then from any other American T.V. show)

Phoebe! She is so quirky and cute, how can you not love her!

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And my final set of questions came from Kakashi. I love this woman! I adore her and she gives me some good advice on drama and raising a kid! And I have met her! She was here in late August for convention and I took the opportunity to spend time with her and other bloggers of The Problematic community! They are the funnest ladies around!

Which scene in a drama would you like to re-enact?
I’ve been telling my husband over the cute scene in Goong when Lee Shin woke up and pull Chae Kyung to him! Oh my, how seductive that scene was! Wow… I think I  need to do a rewatch again!
What is your favorite KDrama hair?
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Aaron Yan’s character as Lu Tian Xing in Fall in Love with Me. Geez, I almost wanna say the reason I stick to the show to very end is because of his hair! Geez, if I could run my fingers through it…
Which drama gave you your first case of Second Lead Syndrome?
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Wow, I’ve had a lot of SLS but the hardest to move on was with Shin Woo from You’re Beautiful. How can I move on from him? Jjeoltae andwae!
Now, for a really objective question: Why, in your honest opinion, is Song Jae-rim the most adorkable husband ever in We Got Married? (Feel free to invent reasons.) Hmm… that doesn’t sound right. How about: Song Jae-rim is such a cute dork. Yes or not no? Nope. Not that either.If Song Jae-rim is the answer, what is the question? Then, just a silly one: If you are the answer, what is the question?
This is too deep, Mary. I know this is yours. I wanna say… Who loves MBLAQ G.O? The answer is ME.
Of the many, many, MANY bad endings you have lived through, what is the ONE drama ending that you would re-write, and how?
You Who Came from the Stars ending!!! Why do they have to do that to our OTP??? If I could rewrite it, I’ll make Min Joon give up his abilities and longevity to live and become more human-like and live with Song Yi forever ever and ever and ever. Too fairytale? Well, I was extremely hopeful!!!
Chose someone from k-ent that you would like to have a meal with. Then choose what the main course would be, and what you wish they would wear to the dinner table.
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Hehehe at this moment, it would have to be MBLAQ G.O. I know he is a cool guy so eating any kind of hawker food with him would ideally be the best. I love him in casual clothes so if he show up with hoodies, I’m extremely content!
What is your favorite OST? And your favorite individual OST song?
Thanks to Kakashi, I started watching Warrior Baek Dong Soo. And I love the entire songs in this drama. They are perfect! Very perfect! Individual OST song? You Are So Beautiful by JYJ Junsu for Scent of a Woman. Have you heard it? It’s a goosebumps song!
If you could hot tub with 3 k-ent people, who would you pick?
Wow! Really? This is easy! I want to be the only woman in a tub! No judging, okay??? MBLAQ G.O, Yoo Seung Ho and Jo In Sung! Kekeke
Okay, now I get to ask questions! Wow… Hmmmmmmm kay, here are my questions!
1. Who is your favorite third wheeler in kdrama?
2. Name a kdrama you love but no one else seems to enjoy it.
3. If you can go noraebang with, who would you go and why?
4. If there’s a song that can sum up all about you, what song is it?
5. What is one Korean food you have been craving but yet to try?
6. Who is your favorite singer/group?
And the nominees are:
Grace and the crew of Musings of A Twinkie
Drama Fan & Gumi of Stuck on Hyuk

Currently Watching: Fall In Love With Me

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I had so much fun watching Aaron Yan in Just You last year. By watching Aaron means literally… Watching Aaron. The man is beautiful. Skinny yet beautiful. His dark, deep brown eyes are very attractive! And his hair… Yes, I have hair fetish. I love looking at his hair. No matter what he does, that hair stays the same. The hair!!! The jewel of the crown! *beams* So when I found out he’s staring in Fall In Love With Me, without hesitation, I said I do!!!! But on the back of my mind, the devil in me asked if I’m sure I wanna do this… Wei shenme? Yingwei I just finished In A Good Way. Even though the drama was great, the draggy part of every Taiwanese dramas really turning me off big time. But for the love of beauty Aaron, I forced myself to suffer the consequences of it.

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Back to Fall In Love With Me, his leading lady is Tia. This is my first time seeing her but I heard so much negative about her I became a bit paranoid. But I did some self pep talk. Why don’t you judge her yourself? Why must you listen to people? Give herself a chance. And so I did. Now, her character on the other hand, that’s another chance. She’s quite weak and I thought she is not strong enough to fight for the family business. I’m a little disappointed… If Tia could bring her character as Tao Le Si up a notch, I think the tug of love war would have been even better. Do I sounded like I’m asking too much? *nods* I am, sadly. Again and again, Taiwanese drama continues to fail me…

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So what Fall in Love With Me is all about? It’s about Lu Tian Xing, a successful advertising mogul who disguise himself as Xiao Lu and take up an internship position in Tao Le Si’s growing advertising agency. Tao Le Si is very inexperienced and the agency was owned by her late brother and she vowed to keep the business alive. Unfortunately, it never picks up no matter how much she tried it. The agency is risk of being sold to Tian Xing. At first, she suspected Xiao Lu as Tian Xing but their personalities are too different. Lu Tian Xing is very arrogant and have no empathy and sympathy. Xiao Lu is very diligent, smart and humble. She embraced Xiao Lu so hard she actually fell in love with him. Tian Xing on the other hand was torn between staying undercover as Xiao Lu or reveal the truth to Le Si. Of course, his undercover was blown as he was caught in between act as Xiao Lu and Tian Xing. Le Si was pissed and immediately cut her ties with him.

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Fall in Love With Me started really well. It took off in flying colors. It was funny and witty and so effing bubbly! Aaron was super duper handsome and cute! Unfortunately after episode 11, the show turned into something else. Everything went downhill thereafter. Everyone I know that are watching this with me are disappointed with the show. It has taken many weird turns and became so draggy. I myself had really hard time focusing it too. On the bright side, the weird turns did not go southward unlike other Taiwanese dramas… I frankly would not recommend this drama. It’s a train wreck! *facepalm* As much as I love Aaron so, so much… This drama was poorly assembled in terms of the direction it is heading. Boooooooo! The writers seem to lost their mojos and I hate that they turned this drama from romcom to melo to revenge. I hate them writers! As for me, I’m still watching for the sake of Aaron… What a waste of 20 episode drama. Seriously, Aaron better pick a better project next time!

Wednesday Eu-Mak: While I Was Away…

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Hello and happy Wednesday, chingu! How was your week? Mine was terrible! *cries in the corner* If only there are 48 hours in a day… time tick tocking really fast and as you read this, I’m on my way back to the States. I hate to leave my family behind but what can I do, I chose to live far, far away…. Anyway, let’s not dwell on the past and march forward to a better life! And while I was away, so many freaking daebak songs were released! Frankly, I’m very behind in my kpop music. But I must thank Michele (my partner in crime) from  The Fangirl Adventure Log and d Erl from A Mix of Anything and Everything for sending some of the greatest songs every! These songs has been keeping me company throughout my two weeks of work. I have been listening to these songs religiously! And to be honest, they are my favorite songs at the moment!

The first song is by Aaron Yan for Fall in Love With Me OST (I’m currently watching). The song is titled The Unwanted Love. The lyrics is too sad yet the song is so addictive! How can this be? *scratches head* I simply can’t parted from this song. Aaron’s voice is very clear and he made this song easy to sing for us non-native Chinese speaker (I speak very little Chinese). I could understand nearly 75% of what he sing! I’m impressed with myself! The song is very catchy although at times, I found it super confusing. Is it a ballad? Is it a techno? What is it do you trying to make, Mr. Songwriter? Please clarify because my brain just keep wonders and wouldn’t let me enjoy the song entirely. Anyone knows?

The next song is by *raises brows twice happily* MBLAQ GO for Dr. Stranger OST. The song is called As If Tomorrow Won’t Come… This song is dear to my heart! Ok, I’m biased because I love G.O to the moon and back. But if you listen to this song carefully, the way G.O sings it… he’s really breaking my heart to pieces. His sweet voice really penetrates my heart I could break down and cry! He is THAT good! Unlike The Unwanted Love, I have no complain whatsoever with this song. It is perfect! It is well written and written with G.O in mind. Mr. Songwriter, you’re jjang!

What did you all think? Aren’t my friends the best? They took care of me really well while I’m away… *fingers heart* to Michele and Erl! I haven’t decide for next week’s theme but stay tune, ya? *winks*

 

Currently Watching: Just You

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Deng yi xia! Is this my first Taiwanese drama this year? Hmmmm, I think so. Wow! I guess Just You just popped my cherry this year *laughs*. What? It’s true! I can’t believe it… For the record, I have nothing against Taiwanese dramas but I just can’t handle the girls. Now now, I understand 50% Mandarin (or more) but the language is never the reason I shy away from TWDrama. It’s the girls! I seriously can’t stand high-pitched voice girls trying to act super cute! Goodness it is so annoying they drive me insane!!!! It really takes me awhile to tolerate that high-pitched, whiny and draggy “noise” and once I passed that stage, I’m cool as ice *winks*

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This recent wrapped up drama is 21 episode long and each episode is 1.5 hour long *rolled eyes*. I never expected to watch this drama at all. It was all peer pressure by two of my good Tweeter gals, Belinda of It’s My World-NewKDramaAddicts Drama Sandbox and Cass. They both nonstop raving over this drama for weeks and weeks until one day, I suddenly succumbed to their mischievous plot of recruiting Just You followers. I mean who wouldn’t… Belinda is an anti-romance drama gal and Cass is the queen of romance! And when a self-proclaimed anti romance gal enjoyed it, how can I not convinced? *nods*

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Just You told a story of a group of colleagues who suddenly tied down by a new office policy imposed by their new dictator….. er, I mean director, QiYi. Therefore, office romance is a BIG no-no and Chen Liang Liang, the most junior employee in the office is working really hard to sabotage this new ridiculous policy in order to save her colleague friends from getting sack because of their office romance. And to make matter worse, QiYi bought his childhood home unknowing to him that Liang Liang is the occupant of the house. So now not only QiYi has to deal with Liang Liang’s annoying confrontation  in the office, now he can’t escape her at home too since she refuse to leave the house because she felt it is ridiculous to move out since her rental contract hasn’t ended. This awkward relationship was hard especially on QiYi. He doesn’t want people to know that they live together, it will definitely creates tension and dampen his own policy. So what happens next? All Liang Liang’s friends are teaching her how to seduce QiYi and made him realize office romance is acceptable. Dean, QiYi’s friend and also representative for a company partner came into the picture and started to have a cutesy little love feeling towards Liang Liang. QiYi started to develop some kind of feeling towards her too  but brush this feeling aside to focus solely on his work. In the process of suppressing his feeling towards Liang Liang, his ex-fiancee emerged into the picture and tried to get rid of Liang Liang so she can have him all to herself. Oooooh, that wench! Chaos I tell you…

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My only complain about this show is it can be quite draggy. There are many unnecessary filler stories which are completely unnecessary. Also, I feel that 21 episodes is way too long for this show and 1.5 hours per episode can be tiresome and annoyed, in my opinion. I have no patience to sit this long for each episode. Just You is win-loose drama for  me. It is a winner because of the cute story but a loser with too many unnecessary fillers. I feel kinda bad to recommend it to you if you are as impatient as I am but for someone who watches Korean drama most of the time, Just You is a drama you would want to consider. Most of my friends that saw it recommend it. *shrugs* Oh, what the heck…why not, go watch it…! And for the icing on the cake for ya, the kissing scene is schupa awesome!!!!! Hehehe *winks*

Song of the Moment: Unstoppable

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I just can’t get enough of this song! Zhende zhende wo bu ke yi! I haven’t been listening to Chinese songs for quite sometimes now and when I heard this song, there is something sweet I just can’t stop humming it. And when I found out Aaron Yan (the male lead) sing it, it makes my love for this song much stronger, greater and sweeter!!! How I wish I know this handsome guy much earlier… What a romantic song and it felt so dreamy when you listen to it. Aaaaaaa *screams loud* I need to download this song! Love it so, so much! Aaron, you have a new follower and I’ll be watching you now *fingers heart*

Here’s the song Unstoppable taken from Just You OST. I guarantee you’ll love it as much as I am…