The Weekly Recap (162)

Posted February 22, 2021 by Rowena in Books, Features, Movies, Music | 3 Comments

The Weekly Recap is pretty self-explanatory. It’s a feature where I recap my week in books, movies, and kdramas. Since we’re still in a pandemic, I’m not doing much outside of my house and I really doubt you guys want to hear about my trips to the grocery store so stick around and let’s see what I got into this week.

Off the Blog

What I Watched

A Love so Beautiful
Run BTS!
Sisyphys

What I Read

The Beast of Beswick by Amalie Howard | 4 out of 5

What I Listened To

What if I by Ailee

One Step by Hyolyn feat. Jay Park

24/7=Heaven by BTS

What I Got

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

What I Got for Review

The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary
The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He

On the Blog

Eye Candy Friday

Kim Namjoon
RM from BTS

What I Reviewed

Nothing again. Get it together, Wena!

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (161)
The Weekly Playlist (3)
Eye Candy Friday: Kim Namjoon, RM from BTS

What Made Me Laugh

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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Eye Candy Friday: Kim Namjoon, RM from BTS

Posted February 19, 2021 by Rowena in Features, Music | 1 Comment

Eye Candy Friday is something that I’ve been doing since I first started my personal blog way back in 2003. That first personal blog is long gone but I’ve never really grown out of the eye candy phase. I’m always up for some eye candy. Whether it’s a character from a book (male or female, I don’t discriminate), a character from a movie or TV Show, if I loved them and want to gush about how much I loved them, you’ll find them here. Thanks for coming along for the ride.

This week, I’m featuring Kim Namjoon, but known as RM from BTS. RM is the last member of the group that I’m featuring here on the blog. I saved him for last because this guy is the most special of all members and you save the best for last. Every member is special but RM, he’s just a smidge more special because of the heavy burden he took upon himself at such a young age. He led 6 young boys (a few, who were minors at the time) from South Korea into an uncertain future with a company that was on the brink of bankruptcy. He was just a baby himself but he worked through problem after problem between both the company and the boys and between the boys themselves.

He worked tirelessly to lead his team through obstacle after obstacle with a big ol’ chip on his shoulder. He made mistakes, he learned from them and he faced them head-on while making sure to acknowledge them and truly learn from them. He led his team through interview after interview in different countries all over the world, because he was the only person that could speak English but English was still his second language. He stood his ground and made a place for himself and for his team in the industry and through it all, he was still incredibly humble.

He is a great role model for younger generations, but even for older ones too. I love that through everything he’s been through, he’s still just…Namjoon. He’s incredibly patient and you can see the love that he has for his team and the love that his team has for him and that is why I’m featuring him today. He’s just…the best and I’m so glad that he didn’t give up because we are all blessed to have RM in our lives.

Here are some of my favorite RM moments in gifs..

Until next week…enjoy!

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The Weekly Playlist (3)

Posted February 18, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 4 Comments

One of my favorite things to do when I was back home in L.A. was to take drives with my friend B Nice so that we can listen to our newly discovered favorite songs by BTS. We both discovered BTS over the pandemic and have been crazy for all things BTS. When I moved to Vegas, those drives stopped but I decided that I’m going to use my blog to share what songs I’m listening to each week with both B Nice and everyone else who reads this blog.

This was my top song of 2020 and two months into 2021 and I’m STILL loving this song. I think I’m close to declaring this song my top favorite BTS song. My first favorite song by BTS was Just One Day and though that’s still in my top 3, my favorite favorite song right now remains Magic Shop. The message this song brings for Army all over the world, the way that the boys sing it with so much emotion, I absolutely love all of it.

My absolute favorite line from the song is when V sings this at the end…

“Would you believe if I told you that I, too, was afraid of everything – all the true hearts and all the remaining time.”

And then when Jimin finishes it off?

“All your answers are in this place where you found, in your galaxy, in your mind”

This song is a message to Army that we’re not alone. Every time we want to disappear, every time we feel low, BTS invites us to create a space in our hearts for them to help us through all of our sad times. We just need to open our own little magic shops in our hearts and BTS will be there with their music, with their RUN episodes to make us smile, make us laugh, to give us a little hope that we’ll make it through. We’re never alone because they got us, just like we got them.

This is another song that I absolutely love. It’s a really sad song though and I know that a lot of fans were scared that when they released it, the song felt like a farewell from the boys. They’ve come a long way in their career and they’ve had to fight obstacle after obstacle in their quest to the top so I would have been scared about the message this song brings too. No matter how sad, it’s still a really beautiful song and their performance of it is just as spectacular.

Oh man, the first time that I read the lyrics to this song, I cried. BTS really finds you when you need them most and I was going through a really hard time with personal stuff when I first heard this song. It was the exact thing that I needed to hear to pick myself up. No matter how bad our days get, midnight will always come and the whole world will hold their breath for a brief moment, and then a new day will begin. A new beginning. Yesterday’s worries are gone and today is a new chance to have a better day. To be happy. To turn this all around. You always have another shot to turn your bad days around. Zero o’clock.

What songs are you on your playlist this week? Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be BTS. Share in the comments!

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The Weekly Recap (161)

Posted February 16, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

The Weekly Recap is pretty self-explanatory. It’s a feature where I recap my week in books, movies, and kdramas. Since we’re still in a pandemic, I’m not doing much outside of my house and I really doubt you guys want to hear about my trips to the grocery store so stick around and let’s see what I got into this week.

Off the Blog

What I Watched

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before 3: Always and Forever | 4 out of 5
The Uncanny Counter | 5 out of 5
Time to Hunt | 4 out of 5
Burning | 3.5 out of 5

What I Read

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho | 4 out of 5
Time Magazine Collector’s Edition: BTS | 5 out of 5

What I Listened To

Love Yourself: 轉 Tear
Skool Luv Affair
BE

What I Got

Love Yourself: 承 Her
Love Yourself: 轉 Tear
Love Yourself: 結 Answer

I’m collecting all of the BTS albums (the actual albums, not just on Apple Music or whatever) and so far, I’ve got the first three (2 Cool 4 Skool, O,RUL82?, and Skool Luv Affair) then I have the special edition of the Skool Luv Affair and the BE album. This weekend, I added these three albums to my collection so it’s been a super great week for me in terms of my BTS collection. As far as photo cards? I got a J Hope, a Jimin, and a Suga so woo hoo for more photo cards! I’m still waiting for a V since he’s my bias but I get just as excited for any photo card so I’ll patiently wait for my turn to nab a V photo.

On the Blog

Eye Candy Friday

Park Jimin
Jimin, from BTS

What I Reviewed

Nothing. I really need to start writing more reviews and posts. Yikes.

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (160)
Eye Candy Friday: Park Jimin, Jimin from BTS

What Made Me Laugh

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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Eye Candy Friday: Park Jimin, Jimin from BTS

Posted February 12, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

Eye Candy Friday is something that I’ve been doing since I first started my personal blog way back in 2003. That first personal blog is long gone but I’ve never really grown out of the eye candy phase. I’m always up for some eye candy. Whether it’s a character from a book (male or female, I don’t discriminate), a character from a movie or TV Show, musicians, if I loved them and want to gush about how much I loved them, you’ll find them here. Thanks for coming along for the ride.

This week, I’m featuring Park Jimin from BTS, otherwise known as Jimin. Jimin is probably my favorite dancer in the group. I love watching J Hope dance but for some reason, every single time that I watch a live performance of Serendipity, I am in freaking heaven. That performance gets me every time. I was super obsessed with that song for a while and I’m still pretty obsessed with it but I’m obsessed with a lot of other songs too so it’s not just Serendipity these days.

What I love most about Jimin, is his caring nature. He takes great care of V and Jungkook and I was in legit tears when V read the letter he wrote to Jimin on Bon Voyage. V was thanking Jimin for being a better friend to him than he’s ever been to Jimin and the letter embarrassed V and made Jimin cry. I’ve seen plenty of footage where Jimin is there to cheer up his fellow members who look down. He’s there with a quick hug, a meeting of eyes to make sure that the other is okay, and he’s just a giant sweetheart that I adore. I adore everything about him, really, His personality, his dancing, his singing voice, hell, I even adore his tiny pinkies. Haha…and that is why Jimin is this week’s eye candy.

Favorite Jimin Meme

Until next week…enjoy!

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