The Weekly Recap (171)

Posted July 19, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 6 Comments

Work has been kicking my ass in the last couple of weeks (more so than normal) so I skipped last week’s Weekly Recap so this week, you get two weeks of what I’ve been up to.

Before I start, I want to give two of my besties the biggest shout-out because they are always thinking about me, and I appreciate them so much. I got a package from them in the mail this week with a BTS magazine that Therese saw in the store and picked up for me and some of the cutest BTS stickers that BNice included in the package. It brightened my day so THANKS GUYS! I HELLA LOVE Y’ALL!

Here’s a JK hand kiss just for you guys! Haha.

Next week, I’m hosting a girl’s weekend here in Vegas for my nephew’s fiance. We’re doing our side’s bridal shower and everyone is coming to my house for it. We’ll be doing touristy things around town but our home base for the weekend will be my house and I’m thrilled to be hosting my first party with my fam. This weekend was for deep cleaning the shit out of my house. I took everything out of my pantry and washed all of the glass storage containers, I took the rice out of the giant rice jar and washed that. Did the same thing all around the house. I cleaned the base boards, I scrubbed my bathroom from top to bottom and made myself a little dizzy with all of the bleach fumes but everything is clean. This week is for washing all the towels, hand towels, blankets, and everything so that folks will have clean things to use. This coming weekend, Ingrid and I plan on starting our Family picture wall so I’m pretty excited about that. I’ll be sure to take pictures and share them afterward.

Now, let’s get into all of the things that I did last week…

What I Watched

My Roommate is a Gumiho (2021) | 4.25 out of 5
Search: WWW (2018) | 3.5 out of 5
The 8th Night (2021) | out of 5

I can’t believe that My Roommate is a Gumiho is finished. I enjoyed the hell out of that show and the chemistry between everyone involved was evident in each episode. I’ll be reviewing it soon on the blog so be on the lookout for that. I also finished watching Search: WWW and that was another solid drama but not my favorite. I enjoyed the secondary romance more than the main one but both romances drove me a little up the wall. I loved that the show featured three very different, but super strong women figures and told their individual stories. I also watched and enjoyed The 8th Night on Netflix.

I also decided that I was going to start a series re-watch of one of my all-time favorite shows, One Tree Hill and I think I’m going to start this week…right, Therese? Haha. I’m roping my bestie into watching it with me from L.A. and I don’t plan on binge-watching it so I won’t be rushing through this re-watch. I’ll watch a few episodes each week until I’m done. I was inspired to do a re-watch after listening to my three favorite gals, Hilarie Burton, Sophia Bush, and Bethany Joy Lenz talk about the show and giving us fans a behind the scenes look back into their experiences and their memories from shooting the show.

Their podcast is such a fun listen and I make sure to never miss an episode. If you guys are fans of One Tree Hill, you should check out their podcast called Drama Queens. I listen to them on Spotify but you can check them out on all sorts of places. I’ll definitely be blogging about my OTH re-watch so that’s something I’m looking forward to.

Thoughts on This Week’s Episodes from the Drama’s I’m Watching

Racket Boys (2021): This week’s episode continues to be so freaking wholesome that I can’t stand it. Just kidding, I love this show. I loved that it’s a lot different from the other shows that I’m watching and I absolutely adore each and every single team member on the girls’ and the boys’ badminton teams. They’re finally playing in the Nationals tournament and the girls aren’t as confident as the boys and I really like Se Yoon’s character. She’s Team Hae Kang so he better win his match against Park Chan better stay in his lane.

Imitation (2021): I started this show this week on a whim, after seeing it while browsing Viki. I’m glad that I did because I’m enjoying it. I’m really liking the female lead and though I’m much more into the second male lead (but not with the main female lead, her friend from her girl group who has an obvious crush on the second lead). It’s an interesting look into the kpop world and man, all of that work and shit that these idols have to go through, only for them to lose their privacy and have their every waking minute scheduled – couldn’t be me but it makes me feel better to help my idols in any way that I can. By supporting them, streaming their music, and buying their merch.

What I Read

Battle Royal (Palace Insiders #1) by Lucy Parker | 4 out of 5

This was another solid book by Lucy Parker. She never fails to deliver delightful romances and I’m glad that I read this one.

Song of the Week

Permission to Dance

July 9th was Army’s birthday and BTS gifted us with a song that Ed Sheeran co-wrote for them. It was another upbeat song with a hopeful message and included sign language in their dance choreography for Disability Pride month and I’m really digging the song. The song, the vibe, the dance, all of it is wrapped up in a happy BTS performance that just makes me super happy. I know that it wasn’t for everyone and I saw all over YouTube, TikTok, and even Twitter that there was a part of Army that didn’t love the song for one reason or another. I’m not going to say anything on that. Folks can love or not love anything but me? I love the song, I love the music video and I loved what BTS continues to do for us fans. I love that they continue to give us hope that spring will come through the music they release. So let’s dance through the tough times. Let’s laugh and be happy because we may need permission to do most everything right now but we don’t need permission to dance so let’s do that.

What I Got

Last Guard (Psy-Changeling Trinity #5) by Nalini Singh
Isn’t it Bromantic? (Bromance Book Club #4) by Lyssa Kay Adams

What I Got for Review

This is how I looked through Edelweiss and Netgalley this week, trying to see if any new review copies looked interesting to me but I didn’t see anything that I absolutely had to read so I didn’t get anything. Hmm. Maybe next week.

Eye Candy Friday

Shin Woo Yeo

My Roommate is a Gumiho

Han Joon Hwi

Law School

What I Reviewed

The Nun (2018) | 3.25 out of 5
Law School (2021) | 4.25 out of 5
The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary | 3.5 out of 5
Taxi Driver (2021) | 4.75 out of 5

What I Posted

The Monthly Recap: June 2021
The Weekly Recap (169)
My TBR Pile: July 2021
The Weekly Recap (170)
Eye Candy Friday: Shin Woo Yeo
Five K-Dramas I Quit Recently
Eye Candy Friday: Han Joon Hwi

What Made Me Laugh

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

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6 responses to “The Weekly Recap (171)

  1. Bnice

    Morning – lots going on for you last week and even more to look forward to this week. You stay busy hosting- great job! Glad you like the stickers and the magazine has good info and photos. So much to do and little time to do it all. Have a great time with family this week!

    • Yeah, everyone starts trickling in on Thursday so I’m trying to get the house in order. Thanks again for the package, I loved it!!

  2. I did a clean up of my bookshelves and dropped off a bunch of books all over the city. Actually looking forward to my week long vacay just to do a thorough cleaning of my house.

    I hope you’ll have fun hosting your fam. 🙂

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