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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.
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.

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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The Weekly Recap (159)

Posted February 1, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 10 Comments


This week, there was a funeral in my family and I sat through the 7 hour funeral feeling bad for my niece. My cousin’s grandson passed away last month and they were finally able to lay him to rest on Friday. He was the same age as my Lukey so I’ve been thinking about Luke a lot lately. Hold your babies close because you just never know.

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

Off the Blog

What I Watched


Run BTS: This week’s Run BTS follows the boys as they play games. In order to go home, they have to complete all 14 games and let me tell you, Suga, Jin, and J Hope are terrible at games. I laughed plenty of times watching the boys try to finish and win the games and just…failing. When Jin and RM watch V make his way through the laser games so smoothly and without hitting the bells, it was super funny.

True Beauty: This show continues to make me smile with each and every episode. It hasn’t been super perfect because I feel like Im Ju-gyeong be doing the most when trying to hide her bare face from everyone. But I’m really liking the romance between her and Lee Su-ho and though I do enjoy the friendship between her and Han Seo-jun but for me, and this is coming from someone who didn’t read the webtoon, I’m Team Su-ho through and through.

Naruto: I started watching this show because my friend B Nice wanted to show some love to our other friend Therese because we’re constantly forcing Therese to do things that we love and she does it (I have the best friends) so to show her that we love her, we both started watching Naruto because it’s Therese’s favorite show. B Nice and I started it together but B Nice has blown way past me. I started watching it on Netflix and for some reason, I could not understand what the heck is going on so everyone told me to watch it on Hulu, and even though it’s the same show, it’s heaps better on Hulu. Now that I’m all caught up on everything, I’m finally understanding what the heck is going on and who is who so yesss I’m enjoying it so much more now.

Sweet Home: I binge-watched the entire first season this weekend and enjoyed every single minute. This just might be the year that I get into horror stuff because I’ve watched a couple of movies and now this show and I think I’m hooked. I’ll review this one soon.



The Forgotten | 3.5 out of 5
The Call | 4 out of 5
Finding Ohana: | 2.5 out of 5
What I Read


The Roommate by Rosie Danan | 4 out of 5
The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan | 4 out of 5
What I Listened To


Map of the Soul: Persona
Map of the Soul: 7

On the Blog

Eye Candy Friday


Jeon Jungkook
Jungkook from BTS



Kim Seokjin
Jin from BTS

What I Reviewed


The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen | 4.5 out of 5
Record of Youth | 3.75 out of 5
Scandal of the Year by Laura Lee Guhrke | 4.5 out of 5



The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt. 1 & 2, Young Forever
What I Posted
The Weekly Recap (158)
The Weekly Playlist (2)
Eye Candy Friday: Jeon Jungkook, Jungkook from BTS
Eye Candy Friday: Kim Seokjin, Jin from BTS
What Made Me Laugh

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

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Review: The Witch: Part 1, The Subversion

Posted October 6, 2020 by Rowena in Movies, Reviews | 0 Comments

The Witch: Part 1, The Subversion

Starring: Kim Da Mi, Choi Woo Shik, Go Min Si, Jo Min Soo, Park Hee Soon, Kim Byeong Ok, Choi Jeong Wook, Jung Da Eun, Jeong Ye Jin, Tae Won Kwon
Year Released: 2018
Genre: Action, Mystery
Country: Korea
Where I Watched It: Netflix
Watched It For: Kim Da Mi

When she was young, Ja-yoon escaped from a government facility, but lost all her memory. 10 years later, when she appears on a nationally televised competition to win money for her family, her life is turned upside down by faces from her past.
I watched this movie when I saw that my girl Kim Da Mi from Itaewon Class starred in it. I’m super glad that I did watch this movie because Yi Seo was badass in this. She played this part so well that I was super impressed throughout the entire movie. From beginning to end, she just flat out rocked. When she shows up at that farm, all bloodied and scared til the end, when she’s sitting in that house and with no kind of expression, threatening the girl that steps up to kill her, I was impressed.

So this movie is about a young girl named Ja Yoon who was taken in by an older couple when she shows up on their farm, bloodied and bruised and scared out of her pants. Out of the kindness of their hearts, they take her in and they raise as their own. Ten years later, she in high school, and in order to help her parents with their failing farm, she enters a singing contest that the winner will win 500 million won. Once she starts singing on the show, weird things start happening. Weird things like strange guys showing up on the train and scaring the pants off her friend and asking her the weirdest questions, and a group of people including the guy from the train, showing up in her town and telling her to run home to her parents and making her do just that. Then there were the thug-like men who showed up and tried to take her from the singing competition and when she wakes up in the middle of the night to a house full of people that are trying to harm her family, her internal instincts kick in and she turns into freaking Black Widow on crack…and better.

The movie just kept getting better and better with all of these twists and turns and I thought that Kim Da Mi was the bomb in this. I loved her as Yi Seo in Itaewon Class because I thought that she was a total bad-ass but she’s just as bad-ass in this movie so I really think that she plays these bad-ass characters really well. I’m a great big fan of her so far and I’m looking forward to seeing more of her stuff.

I also liked seeing Choi Woo Shik as the villain in this one. I became a fan of his while watching Parasite and really enjoyed seeing him be a bad guy in this movie. He really played that part well because I wanted to kick his nuts every time that he came onto the screen and that fight scene between him and my girl Da Mi was bloody fantastic. The ending to this movie was pretty abrupt and I’m wondering if there’s more to this story that we have yet to see and I hope that’s the case because I’m interested in seeing that. All in all, this was a pretty fab action movie that I enjoyed a great deal. I recommend it for sure.

Final Rating

4.25 out of 5

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Review: Be with You

Posted September 29, 2020 by Rowena in Movies, Reviews | 2 Comments

Be With You

Male Lead: So Ji Sub
Female Lead: Son Ye Jin
Also Starring: Park Seo Jun, Go Chang Suk, Lee Yoo Jin
Year Released: 2018
Genre: Contemporary, Fantasy, Romance, Family
Country: Korea
Where I Watched It: Viki
Watched It For: Park Seo Jun

On her deathbed, Soo Ah (Son Ye Jin) makes a promise to her husband, Woo Jin (So Ji Sub), and her son, Ji Ho (Kim Ji Hwan), that she will return to them a year after her passing. Wishing, rather than believing she would keep her word, Woo Jin and Ji Ho say their final farewells. With broken hearts, they do their best to pick up the pieces of their old life and try to move on.

A year later, the unbelievable happens. True to her word, Soo Ah returns home, the problem is, she has no recollection of her past life. With no idea of who she was or what Woo Jin and Ji Ho meant to her, Soo Ah does her best to find a place in their lives once again. Eventually settling into this new life, Soo Ah and her family experience happiness in ways they never dreamed would be possible again. But their happiness is short-lived.

Only able to stay with Woo Jin and Ji Ho for a short while, Soo Ah soon realizes that her time at home is quickly coming to an end. With hearts breaking all over again, Soo Ah must say goodbye to her family, only this time it’s forever.

Adapted from Takuji Ichikawa’s novel of the same name, “Be With You” is a 2018 romantic fantasy drama film directed by Lee Jang Hoon.
I’ve been meaning to check out something with So Ji Sub in it because my friend B Nice is a huge fan of his so when I came across this movie with you guessed it…Park Seo Jun, you know your girl had to watch it. This is another one of those movies where Park Seo Jun is in a very small part of the movie but it was still an enjoyable movie. It was sad and it was hopeful and in the end, it was warmed my heart to see how far both father and son have come.

So this movie is about a young boy and his father who are both grieving over the loss of their mother and wife. The boy, Ji Ho, misses his Mom a great deal but is hopeful that she will keep her deathbed promise to him about returning to him after a year has passed. His father, Woo Jin, doesn’t believe it and though he’s having trouble moving on, he’s doing the best that he can. When the year mark comes up, the unthinkable happens. Soo Ah, the mom, and wife that Ji Ho and Woo Jin have been missing shows up just as she promised, the story really picks up. A huge bulk of the story takes place during the time that Soo Ah returns to her family. She’s only there for a short period of time and part of that time is spent trying to catch up. When Soo Ah returns, she doesn’t remember Woo Jin or Ji Ho or her life with them so she does her best to get to know them again and rebuild what they had before.

This was a very emotional story and I connected with every single family member. They’re all trying their best to keep the memories alive and I really enjoyed seeing them bond as a family while Soo Ah was back. I loved the connection between Soo Ah and Ji Ho. I loved seeing how happy he was for her return, how hard he worked to make her return more comfortable for her, and I really, really loved seeing how happy he was when she showed up for his performance. The same for Woo Jin. I really loved seeing him fall in love with his wife all over again. I loved seeing the two of them get to know each other all over again and seeing their relationship told from his pov since she didn’t remember much of it was just great. There was enough romance in this movie to warm my romance-loving heart.

There was a lot going on in this movie and the emotions, the warmth, it all got to me. I really connected with this story and seeing Woo Jin and Ji Ho being able to move on with a heavy heart but hopeful for the future made me so happy that I watched this movie. It’s another good one and even though we only got to see Park Seo Jun, who played an older Ji Ho, for like five minutes, I was happy to see him when he finally enters the picture. Goodness, that guy is bomb. Anyway, if you’re in the mood to cry and want an enjoyable but emotional movie, this is the one for you. I definitely recommend it.

Final Rating

4 out of 5

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The Monthly Plan: September 2020

Posted August 26, 2020 by Rowena in Books, Features, Movies, TV Shows | 4 Comments


I’m changing up my Monthly TBR Pile feature since I want to add the movies and shows that I plan on watching as well. From here on out, The Monthly Plan will feature all of the books, movies, and k dramas that I plan on watching each month. I’ve always been the kind of person that plans out the stuff that I’m going to read and watch and I’ll continue to track all of that stuff here.

So, here’s my battle plan for the month of September. I’m super excited about all of these and hope that I actually get around to reading the books listed below. Check it out.
Books to Read


Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews
Shine by Jessica Jung
Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao
The Perfect Rake by Annie Gracie
Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade

I’m in a three-month reading slump and I’m hoping and praying that September is the month that I kick the slump and get at least these five books read. Of all the books on my TBR Pile, these are the ones that I’m most interested in reading right now so wish me luck, yeah?
Movies to Watch


Miss Baek
A Company Man
The Table
The Wailing
Tune in for Love

I’ve had my eye on these five movies for a while now but I’m going to actually watch them in September. I’ve become a big fan of So Ji Sub, thanks to my friend B Nice and I’m making my way through his filmography so watching A Company Man is a must for me. I’m also a new fan of Jung Hae In so I’m definitely going to watch Tune in for Love since it stars him and my girl Kim Go Eun. Lots of great movies to look forward to in September.
Shows to Watch


Her Private Life
One Spring Night
My Shy Boss
Signal
Extracurricular

I’ve had these shows on my radar for the last few weeks and the more I think about it, the more I want to watch them. I haven’t seen anything with Park Min Young in it since What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim so I’m eager to dig into Her Private Life. And don’t mind if I do check out another one of Jung Hae In’s work in One Spring Night. Nick suggested Signal a little bit ago so I’m mighty interested in checking that one out and September is the month that I’ll finally get around to it.

There you have it, my plan for the month of September. What are some books, movies, and shows that you’re looking forward to? Share in the comments!

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