Category: Features

Eye Candy Friday: Cha Min

Posted October 30, 2020 by Rowena in Features, TV Shows | 0 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 Ahn Hyo Seop as Cha Min in the Korean Drama, Abyss. He’s another great actor who did a fantastic job in Abyss. His character accidentally dies and is brought back from some aliens using this ball called the abyss. Only thing is, he comes back as a gorgeous man and spends the length of the show trying to find out who killed his best friend, who also dies but he uses the abyss to bring her back and they ride around Korea chasing clues on who killed her and why.

I’m not lying. Ahn Hyo Seop acted his ass off in this show but as great as he was, I keep coming back to this. He’s freaking gorgeous and that’s probably the real reason that he’s this week’s Eye Candy Friday. Seriously, enjoy.

Until next week…enjoy!

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Eye Candy Friday: Moon Gang Tae

Posted October 23, 2020 by Rowena in Features, TV Shows | 0 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 Kim Soo Hyun as Moon Gang Tae in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay. Gang Tae was a very compelling character that I completely adored and ugly cried getting to know. He was like a single father who took care of his autistic older brother, Sang Tae. His Mom was a single mother and when she died back when Gang Tae was 10 years old, Gang Tae had to grow up and be the caretaker for the both of them. So they moved around a lot until Gang Tae was old enough to not be in the system anymore. He shouldered so much responsibility at a young age and spent his entire life living to take care of his brother. He never had a life of his own and nobody has ever cared enough to want to make him happy. Until Ko Moon Young came back into their lives.

He hardened himself against developing relationships because relationships came with more responsibilities and he had enough already. But man, seeing him fight his feelings for Moon Young and shoulder the burden of caring for his older brother all alone hit me every single episode. It was hard to see him push everyone away until there was only him and Sang Tae but he had a great support system in his squad that wouldn’t leave him alone and he had a great supporter in Moon Young.

He was also so stinkin’ gorgeous, I mean check it out…

This guy is someone you guys should know. He’s everything that we love in our heroes in our books and his story was equal parts heartbreaking and joyful. Gang Tae had me captivated from episode one and by the time episode 16 came around, I was a complete mess over this guy. Absolutely loved him. And that kiss in that last picture? MOOD!

Until next week…enjoy!

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The Weekly Recap (155)

Posted October 19, 2020 by Rowena in Features | 6 Comments

Happy Monday! Sorry for disappearing on you guys, one of my best friend’s Dad died and so my mind has been with her and her family. He was laid to rest last week and my friend is getting ready to go back home to Utah so yeah, I’ve been thinking about my friend. It’s never easy losing someone close to you so losing someone as close as your father is super hard and I’m trying to be available for her. On top of burying her Dad last week, they also celebrated his birthday without him.

As for me, I’m not sure if I ever mentioned it here on the blog but in two weeks, I’m moving from L.A. to Las Vegas so I’ve been getting ready for my move. Brenna and I are ready to start a new chapter in our lives and that chapter is taking us away from the only home the both of us have ever known. California is home, will always be home but I’m ready for a change so the countdown has begun.

Pretty soon, this will be me to L.A.

I’ll still be Lakers and Dodgers gang though and after last night…my Dodgers are going to the ship, y’all!! Oh man, I’m going to be a mess for the next series but holy shit, we came from behind to win this series and I hope that the Dodgers bring a trophy home just like the Lakers did. Let’s fucking go!!!!

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

What I’m Currently Watching

Record of Youth
Tale of the Nine Tailed
Itaewon Class
BTS Bon Voyage, Season 2

I’m still watching Record of Youth and Tale of the Nine Tailed every week and they’re both really good. I was SO happy last week when my boo thang Park Seo Jun did his cameo on Record of Youth. The entire time he was on, I had a giant smile on my face and acted just like Hye Jun’s manager, Min Jae.

Man, I’ve missed watching him on my screen. I missed him so much that I started watching Itaewon Class again. My nephews RJ and Chance started watching it so I started watching it too. I still love that damn show to the moon and back. Along with my re-watch of Itaewon Class, I’m watching the second season of BTS Bon Voyage. The boys are in Hawaii and I normally watch it right before bed and I be cracking up, all loud and shit in the middle of the night because when Jungkook was singing Paper Hearts by Tori Kelly and then ran off with the money? That shit was so funny and then when Jimin started chasing him?? Hahahaha, oh man. I freaking love those boys.

What I Watched

I haven’t been binge-watching any Korean drama’s lately and that’s due, in large part, to discovering BTS. The more songs I hear by them, the more I fall in love with their music, with their message, and with every single member of the group. I have consumed so many different shows, songs, performances from BTS and show no signs of quitting any time soon. I’m complete Army now. Baby Army, sure, but Army all the same. It’s been so much fun diving into the BTS world and discovering new songs and I had no clue that I would enjoy singing in Korean. I get a lot of shit from my family but I don’t give a damn. BTS is the bomb and I hella love them. So this week, I’ll be sharing the Youtube videos that I’m watching and loving.

Hey Charlie | Can You Guess 60 BTS Songs By Emojis (Challenge): Watching Black YouTube react and discover BTS has been so much fun for me. Hey Charlie is probably my favorite BTS reactor. This guy is hilarious and I’ve found myself playing all of the BTS trivia games along with him, wanting all the smoke because I beat him on the emoji game, haha.

BTS LIVE TOUR 7 | BTS Magic Shop [Live Video]: Along with their shows like American Hustle, Bon Voyage, and In the Soop, I’m watching a lot of their live performances on YouTube and I caught all of their performances on Jimmy Fallon (for BTS week), the BBMA’s, the NPR tiny desk at home performances and every damn performance leaves me more and more in awe of how freaking good they are. They sing a lot of my kind of music and I love so many of their songs. This performance of Magic Shop is one of my favorites. Magic Shop is also one of my favorite songs right now. The boys did their thing with this one.

btsfilming | [ENG SUB] BTS – Ddaeng Live Performance (Vocal Line Vers.): This is probably my favorite performance of all BTS performances. I love how goofy they are and how much fun they’re having on stage and I’m not gonna lie, I laughed my ass off the entire time that I was cheering for Rap Man Jin. Mr. Worldwide Handsome had me dying but I was super proud of all of the vocal line because they killed the rap line’s song. I was shocked by how well V delivered Suga’s part of the song. I knew that Jungkook was going to kill RM’s part though. He ain’t the Golden Maknae for no reason. I loved every minute of this performance and cannot wait to see them live in concert.

Eye Candy Friday

Ri Jung Hyuk
Crash Landing on You

What I Posted

Eye Candy Friday: Ri Jung Hyuk

What Made Me Laugh

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

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Eye Candy Friday: Ri Jung Hyuk

Posted October 16, 2020 by Rowena in Features, TV Shows | 0 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 Hyun Bin as Ri Jung Hyuk in the Korean drama, Crash Landing on You. Man, here’s another example of that get you a man that loves you the way that Ri Jung Hyuk loved him some Yoon Se Ri. She literally crash-landed on him while paragliding. She went up in the air in South Korea, got caught up in a hurricane thing and landed on Ri Jung Hyuk in North Korea. LOL, only in K-Dramas.

I fell head over heels in love with Ri over the course of the show because he really did try everything under the sun to sneak Se Ri back into South Korea. He hid her in his house, protected her from his nosy neighbors and got shot trying to protect her from those that wanted to harm her. He also searched for her when she got lost at the market and I cried during that scene. There are many reasons to love Ri Jung Hyuk and that’s why he’s this week’s Eye Candy Friday. It didn’t hurt at all that he was very easy on the eyes, as you can see from the pictures above. Haha, Happy Friday!

Until next week…enjoy!

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Eye Candy Friday: Sung Joon

Posted October 9, 2020 by Rowena in Features, TV Shows | 0 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 Park Seo Jun (haha, yes…again!) as Sung Joon from the Korean drama, She was Pretty. This was another fantastic character for Park Seo Jun. I’m convinced that he can’t play a bad character as far as I’m concerned. I’m biased, I know but since this is my blog, I do what I want. LOL.

In She was Pretty, Park Seo Jun plays a young professional who reunites with his childhood best friend, only things are a lot different. When he moved away when they were teenagers, Sung Joon was a chubby boy that didn’t get any girls while his best friend, Kim Hye Jin was gorgeous but a little nerdy and liked him anyway. Over the years, they lost touch but when Sung Joon comes back to Korea, he looks Hye Jin up and wants to meet up. Sung Joon is gorgeous now while Hye Jin has frizzy hair and acne, thanks to her father’s genes. Shenanigans happen but seeing Sung Joon struggle to find the best friend he adored back in the day made for a great viewing adventure. I loved seeing him grow into his feelings for the Hye Jin as she is now and I loved that when he finally realizes his best friend was right under his nose the entire time, I loved seeing him rejoice in her. That’s why he’s this week’s Eye Candy Friday. *swoon*

Until next week…enjoy!

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