Author: Rowena

The Wednesday Five: Acting Pairs I Wanna See in a Drama

Posted January 19, 2022 by Rowena in Dramas, Features | 0 Comments

I’m a list person. I have a list for every single thing in my life from a to-do list, a list of books that I want to read, a running shopping list, and in the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing different k-entertainment lists that I’ve been keeping track of. You’ll be seeing my top 5 lists of stuff like my current celebrity crushes, my favorite k-drama female protagonists, my favorite k-drama male protagonists, my to-be-watched k-dramas, and you know, stuff like that.

This week’s Wednesday Five will feature the Acting Pairs I Wanna see in a Drama.


1. Gong Yoo and Song Hye Kyo


I’d love to see these two as main leads in a grown folks k-drama. I adore Gong Yoo’s fine ass and I’d watch him sleep if he recorded it. I love watching him in k-dramas (even in that god awful Big k-drama that I just could not get behind) and I’d love to watch him in a suspenseful romantic drama with Song Hye Kyo. Something where they’re both big-shot lawyers who hate each other but have to work together to take down the bad guys and through it all, they fall in love.


2. Park Seo Joon and Lee Hyeri


It is not a secret that Park Seo Joon is my #1 boo thang. I love him like whoa and I’ve been waiting ever so patiently for his next project. I would love to see him in a romantic comedy with my #1 girl crush, Lee Hyeri. I’d love to see the two of them in a show where he had a rough childhood and the minute he could get out, he left and never came back. But then his horrible parents died and he comes back to town for the funeral and to clean up their space and runs into his best friend’s younger sister, played by Hyeri, who brightens his world up and changes his jaded view of life…and they fall in love and live happily ever after.


3. Park Hyung Sik and Go Yoon Jung


I love me some Park Hyung Sik and I just finished watching him in Happiness so I’m already looking forward to his next project. The actress that I’m curious and very interested in seeing him work with is Go Yoon Jung. I saw Yoon Jung in Law School and really enjoyed her acting so I’d love to see her in a light romantic comedy where she’s our struggling female lead who runs across her high school crush, played by Hyung Sik of course, years later and he asks her to pretend to be his girlfriend to get his family off his back and …they fall in love.


4. Park Bo Gum and Han Hyo Joo


Park Bo Gum and Han Hyo Joo are so freaking beautiful that I would love to watch the two of them be beautiful together in a k-drama. I can see them doing the whole best friends to lovers thing. He has been in love with her since they were kids but they could never get their timing right and when he starts to move on, she develops feelings for him and goes through goofy hell trying to get her man and in the end, he realizes that of course it’s always been her and they get married and live happily ever after.


5. Lee Je Hoon and Nam Ji Hyun


I have enjoyed these two in every single drama that I’ve watched them in and I would love to see them pair up in a drama where they’re both married to each other but living secret lives as like, I don’t know, assassins or something and well, I’d love to see them in a Mr. and Mrs. Smith kind of drama where they find out that they’re both bad asses after they get married and then they join forces to find out who killed their dog and then rain hellfire down on those bitches. Yeah, I want to see them in that.

Can you tell that I read a lot of romance novels? LOL. I still want all of this.

Which acting pairs would you love to see star in a k-drama together? Share in the comments!

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The Weekly Recap (177)

Posted January 17, 2022 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

Hey everyone!

The second of 2022 was pretty quiet on my end. I worked every day but even work was quiet. This is usually our slow quarter at work so I expected to be slow but I’m low-key bored, not that I’m going to complain because I know that this period isn’t going to last long. Before I know what’s what, the jobs will be pouring in and I’ll be in hell again so I’m going to enjoy this peace and quiet for however long it lasts.

This week was also the week that our water heater went out. We were without water for two whole days because not only did the water heater go down but we had some serious irrigation issues in our front yard and back yard that caused some slight flooding so we had to get all of that fixed. The water heater was replaced, so I was able to take an actual shower which made me happy. We’re in the process of getting the irrigation issues dealt with so that should be over soon and all will be well again. Fingers crossed.

Now, let’s get into all of the things that I did in the last two weeks since I missed last week’s post…
What I Read


Human Acts by Han Kang | 4 out of 5
Save Me by BTS, Lico | 4.5 out of 5
Bombshell (Hell’s Belles #1) by Sarah MacLean | 4 out of 5
Getting Played (Getting Some #1) by Emma Chase | 2.5 out of 5

My reading has definitely picked up this week but I don’t want to jinx it so I’m just going to be happy that I’m reading again and hope that it continues. I started the year with a buddy read and some book club reads. I’ve already started my fourth read of the year but it’s slow going because I started and almost finished an entire drama in two days. I don’t regret it though because the drama was good.

My favorite read of the week goes to the webtoon, Save Me. The story was fun and though the ending felt a bit rushed, I still rather enjoyed the story as a whole. It was fun to see Jin trying to save all of the boys, getting it wrong and then trying again. If, at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again. It was great. My least favorite read of the week goes to Getting Played (Getting Some #1) by Emma Chase. This is a re-read for me and I don’t remember the dialogue being so cheesy and the characters being so corny.
What I Watched


School 2021 | 3.5 out of 5
Encanto | 4.5 out of 5
Dear My Friends | 4 out of 5

I enjoyed School 2021 and was a little sad that it ended this week. I was really happy with the way that it all ended but was it my favorite k-drama ever? Nah. Still, it was good. Brenna has been telling me over and over how much she loved Encanto so I watched it for myself this week and am super glad that I did. I cried, I rejoiced, and I just loved it all. Great recommendation and if you haven’t watched it yet, I highly recommend that you change that.

I spent my long weekend watching Dear My Friends on Netflix. I wasn’t expecting this drama to be as emotionally charged as it was and I’m super glad that I gave it a go. I can see me and my bestie, Therese acting up like these old ladies and calling Brenna to come and save us from our shenanigans. I can’t wait, haha.


Our Beloved Summer

I’m sad that there are only four more episodes left of this drama. This wasn’t one of those action-packed, fast-paced dramas but I thought the pacing worked for the story being told here. I enjoyed the past and the present lives of Choi Wung and Kook Yeon Soo. Seeing these two finally come together in truth, instead of assumed truths, was so satisfying.

I really love me some Choi Wung and every single time that V’s voice comes on, singing Christmas Tree, my heart breaks and soars because I love hearing V sing.


Ghost Doctor

I started this drama last week because I like Kim Bum but after four episodes, I am still not locked in. I fell asleep in every single episode that I watched and I’m thinking that I’m going to drop this one, which bums me out because I thought that I would enjoy this one a lot more. But, it’s low-key boring to me.

I’m not sure if my boredom is due to the actual storyline or if it’s because I’m not in the mood for it right now but either way, I’m dropping it. I’m not sure if I’m dropping it for good, or if I’m dropping it for now. I guess we’ll find out.


Demon Slayer, Season 2

The highlights of my week continue to be watching Demon Slayer with Therese every Sunday and this week’s episode was too good.

Seeing Nezuko finally get the chance to feel everything that she’s been suppressing ever since she turned into a demon was more emotional than I was expecting. So far, this season is my favorite season and I’m super obsessed. I’m collecting the print manga’s so that I can read everything ahead of the episodes released each week. I’m also watching everything that I can find on YouTube as well. Needless to say, this anime is good as shit.
What I Posted
The Weekly Recap (176)
My Year in Review: 2021 in K-Dramas
The Wednesday Five: My Favorite Dramas of 2021
My To Be Watched Pile: January 2022
Eye Candy Friday: Jung Yi Hyun
The Wednesday Five: Favorite OST Songs
Eye Candy Friday: Lee Yool from 100 Days, My Prince
Eye Candy Friday


Jung Yi Hyun

Happiness



Lee Yool

100 Days, My Prince
What Made Me Laugh

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

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Eye Candy Friday: Lee Yool from 100 Days My Prince

Posted January 14, 2022 by Rowena in Dramas, Features | 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 Lee Yool from 100 Days My Prince. This was my introduction to actor D.O. from EXO and I am so freaking here for it. I’m here for it, for him, and everything in between. He’s my bias wrecker from EXO and I thought he did an excellent job of bringing Lee Yool to life. He had a certain charm that I just couldn’t resist so check him out for yourself. He is so damn fine and that is why he’s this week’s eye candy.











Until next week…enjoy!

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The Wednesday Five: Favorite OST Songs

Posted January 12, 2022 by Rowena in Dramas, Features | 2 Comments

I’m a list person. I have a list for every single thing in my life from a to-do list, a list of books that I want to read, a running shopping list, and in the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing different k-entertainment lists that I’ve been keeping track of. You’ll be seeing my top 5 lists of stuff like my current celebrity crushes, my favorite k-drama female protagonists, my favorite k-drama male protagonists, my to-be-watched k-dramas, and you know, stuff like that.

This week’s Wednesday Five will feature my Favorite OST Songs.


1. Sweet Night by V from BTS for Itaewon Class


This is one of my favorite songs, like, ever. Itaewon Class is my absolute favorite k-drama, it being my first drama probably has a lot to do with why but this song was such a huge part of why I loved it. I didn’t even know who V was when I watched this show and the one time that I heard it play during an episode, I immediately looked the song up on YT and played it over and over again. It’s such a sweet song and I just love it so stinkin’ much.


2. Every Second by Baekhyun from Record of Youth


Every time this song played on Record of Youth, I knew that I was about to ugly cry and it was true every single time. This song was my introduction to EXO. Being a BTS stan, I don’t listen to a lot of EXO stuff, at least I didn’t before hearing this song. Now, I know everyone’s names and I have a bias in their group though I don’t own any merch or anything like that. Baekhyun is my bias from EXO and this song is just one of my favorites from him. I also think I like this song more than I liked the show, Record of Youth.


3. Breath by Sam Kim from It’s Okay to Not Be Okay


This is another song that made me ugly cry every time it started playing on the show. It’s such an emotional song and pairs really well with the couple in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay. Sam Kim has such a beautiful singing voice and I listen to this song at least once a week even though I don’t ugly cry anymore. I love this song so much.


4. It’s Definitely You by Jin and V of BTS for Hwarang


Are you guys surprised that another BTS song made it onto my list? Can I be any more obvious that I’m a huge fan of their work? V is my bias and his singing voice melts me every time I hear it and pairing him with Seokjin brings together two beautiful voices that bring me so much joy. I love singing this song even though I never finished the drama. It’s just a damn good song.


5. Everytime by Chen and Punch from Descendants of the Sun


This was the first Korean song that I actually took the time to learn and I know this entire song by heart now. I wasn’t a huge fan of the show that this song is from but this song is too damn good and I just love singing along to it.

There are a lot of other songs that I absolutely love from all of the shows that I watch but these five songs are my top favorites.

Do you have favorite songs from the k-dramas that you watch? Any OST songs that I should add to my playlist? Share in the comments!

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Eye Candy Friday: Jung Yi Hyun from Happiness

Posted January 7, 2022 by Rowena in Dramas, 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, 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 Jung Yi Hyun from Happiness. I freaking loved this man from episode 1 all the way through to episode 12. There were ups and there were downs and through it all, I never stopped rooting for him and Sea Bom. It didn’t hurt that Park Hyung Sik’s fine ass was…fine as hell. I loved him hella and that’s why he’s this week’s eye candy. Check him out!











Until next week…enjoy!

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