Just Watched: My Only Love Song

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If you are a We Got Married fan, I am sure you have no reservation in watching My Only Love Song. And if you are not, you will still enjoy this drama regardless. I just completed it and it was the best 10 hours of my time. What a juvenile show with plenty of humor, crazy romance, maniac villain, full of dorky moments, and lots and lots of cliches! Furthermore, My Only Love Song is a time travel rom-com concept drama where it takes the female lead back to sageuk time!

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Wednesday Eu-Mak: Terrace House

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I found Terrace House on Netflix by chance. I didn’t expect that it will be aired this soon. Since I started it last week, I have been glued to this show. It is so addictive. It reminds me of MTV’s Real World. But Terrace House is more decent and classier. Real World was catty. I can’t stand catty. Well, perhaps due to culture, the Japanese are more down to earth and well-mannered. *shrugs* This is my observation anyway…

So ever since I started Terrace House, the theme song has been stuck in my head. I really love it. And you will be surprised, including this week, I’m been featuring songs in English! Two weeks in a row! It is just coincidence. The title of the song is Slow Down and it is performed by 5 Alarm. The singer reminded me of 5 Maroon’s Adam Levine. I don’t know, maybe it is just me but please give it a hear… This is my first post featuring a non-Asian performer. I hope you like the song!

pst: I’ll be on hiatus after this – I’m flying off to another continent. I won’t be back until 2 weeks later… See you in August!

Currently Watching: Road No 1

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*Happy Veteran’s Day to all veterans (in States and anywhere else)*

Road No 1 has been on my suggested Netflix list for quite sometimes. By sometimes I mean it’s been there since last year. I looked at it, read the synopsis and tossed it away. It sounded very, very dull, and dull and Nelly doesn’t get along very well. Our relationship is just never meant to be *shrugs*. But lately, dull met up with Nelly again and for some strange reason, they fall in love and Nelly is now in heaven!!! How did it all started? It’s by Grace, an angel from Musings of a Twinkie who suggested it. When Grace said it was good, I got intrigued! A woman whom I never met (but we will soon ;)) is madly in love with So Ji Sub’s character Lee Jang Woo and her daily date with him on a treadmill got me thinking… Did I just bamboozled myself again with my untrustworthy feeling? Hmmm?

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Road No 1 is based on true event. This Saving Private Ryan meets Band of Brothers drama is all about action and cliffhanger. Not a single episode I found it dull at all… The writings are brilliant, the acting are superb and surreal and the stories are intensely heartbreaking yet powerful. The selfless triangle romance is extraordinary. Never in my kdrama history have I seen two grown men who are deeply in love with the same girl can face each other, pour their heart out to one another and exchange their reasons for loving the same woman. Yup, you heard me right… And yes, just grown up talk and no fist fights! Indeed, a revolution! Hey writer-nims, can we get more of these??? *winks*

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Road No 1 depicts a story of a young lad, Lee Jang Woo, who invested and dedicated his love and life to Su Yeon. The love bird was in separable since they were teens. Unfortunately, when the country was under attack by the north, Jang Woo was called for duty for his country. Meanwhile, Su Yeon received a hard breaking news one day that Jang Woo did not survive the war (a mistake you see). While grieving, she met Tae-Ho, another officer. They fell in love and later, on the eve of their wedding, Jang Woo came back *whimpers* and the wedding was called off. Se Yeon couldn’t let go of Jang Woo and broke her engagement with Tae-Ho. Like any other man with crushed heart, Tae-Ho couldn’t forget Su Yeon either and upset that his engagement ended in abrupt. Just after he came back, Jang Woo was called to the war again. So did Tae-Ho. Both men were immediately sent to the battlefield again to fight side by side against the north. The men left the woman they both love dearly, with hesitation but vow to come back to the Su Yeon.

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As much as I wanted to say this is a romance drama, it isn’t. Road No 1 is a story of brotherhood. Each and every one of them are counting the days when they can go home and see their loves one, including Jang Woo and Tae-Ho. The struggles they had to go through in their daily fighting life is extremely painful and it shown on their faces. I believe this is my first Korean war drama and I really like it! It was artistically well made, top notch acted, brilliant story and very epic! If you haven’t seen it, what are you waiting for? Go!

Just Watched: Miao Miao

miaoMiao Miao. Doesn’t it sound cute to your ears? And yes, you are sooooooooooo right! I watch this drama because of the name. Call me shallow *yes, I am* but the title is so welcoming to my ears I can’t help but watching it. This 2008 Taiwanese movie is unlike I ever thought. The pace is very slow. It was very slow that I took a month break from it!!!! When I decided to continue watching it again, I kept wanting to do something else. I guess this movie is not for me. Getting distracted by my own thought, I think this movie could have been better had the pace was a little bit quicker or the mood of the characters lifted up a bit. Anyway, I finished it. What a big relief! Phew! The story line is pretty simple. And even though I said the pace of the movie is very slow, it is also very calming to your heart. Unfortunately, I’m not one to like this style of movie pace… Did I say pace wayyyy too many times? 😛

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Miao Miao is a movie of two high school girls. Miao Miao is a nickname given by Ai to her new high school friend, who happens to be an exchange Japanese student. They both share a passion for baking (Miao Miao is better at it, Ai… yeah, let’s just say she tried hard). Despite their different background, Miao Miao and I are somehow inseparable. They do things together all the time. One day, Miao Miao who was searching for a baking store and found that the shop has turned into a CD shop. She became fascinated and spent more time browsing on CDs than prepping for her baking competition. Because she’s a regular there, she started to hang out more with lao ban (boss in Chinese), owner of the CD shop. Eventually, she started falling for him. There is nothing special about this lao ban but I guess she fell for his cool, eclectic persona he has in him. Ai, on the other hand, is craving for that special friendship she never had. She live with her dad but their relationship is unlike any other. Sh resented him ever since her mom passed away. Her understanding of partnership became more intense as she slowly discovering that she’s falling for Miao Miao as Miao Miao falling in love with lao ban. However, neither any of the characters know that they are being loved by another person.

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Miao Miao is a very interesting movie. It is a story that we can all relate. The homosexual relationship portrayed in this movie is definitely not as jarring as Hollywood movies. Homosexuality is still a hush hush in Asian dramas and movies. Having said that, I salute Miao Miao’s producer and director for tapping into homosexuality without going overboard. For a 2008 movie, it is kind of obvious! Now, would I recommend you? I’m not too crazy about it. I’d like to say NO but maybe a few of you can tolerate this slow pace movie.