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The Wednesday Five: K-Dramas I’m Thankful For

Posted November 23, 2022 by Rowena in 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.

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the U.S. and this week’s Wednesday Five will feature the K-Dramas I’m Thankful For. These dramas are special to me in one shape or form.

1. Itaewon Class

Starring: Park Seo Joon, Kim Da Mi, Ahn Bo Hyun

I feel like I talk about this drama a lot but it really can’t be helped. I’m grateful that I watched Itaewon Class because it introduced me to the world of Korean Dramas. It was my first one and you never forget your first one. This drama was such a great introduction and I’m a massive fan of all things K-Dramas now because of this show.

2. Goblin

Starring: Gong Yoo, Kim Go Eun, Lee Dong Wook

I’m super thankful for this show because it made me take notice of Gong Yoo and introduced me to Kim Go Eun. I saw Gong Yoo in Train to Busan first but I spent so much of that movie wanting to smack some damn sense into him that I didn’t fully appreciate how beautiful he was. LOL. No, but for real. When I watched him in this show, I was drooling all over the place. I was also ugly crying too. This man is fine as hell and made this show for me.

3. Dear My Friends

Starring: Go Hyung Jung, Kim Hye Ja, Na Moon Hee

Some of my favorite stories are stories that really make me sit up and take stock of my own life. Stories that make me reflect on how I’m living my life right now and if I’m doing all that I can to live a happy and healthy life. This was one of those dramas. Watching this drama made me miss my Mom and worry about my Dad. It made me want to be a better daughter and be more present in my Dad’s life. It made me want to treasure each day that I still have my Dad in my life and I’m thankful for that.

4. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Starring: Kim Soo Hyun, Seo Ye Ji, Oh Jung Se

I hadn’t intended to watch this drama. The dark theme and the female lead didn’t interest me at all but holy cow am I glad that I watched it. This was another drama that had me deep in my feelings and made me see things from several different perspectives and the life lessons that I learned from watching this one were such good lessons to learn. I’m grateful for each lesson, too.

5. My Mister

Starring: IU, Lee Sun Kyun, Park Ho San

This drama was my introduction to IU. I adore her to pieces so that alone would make me grateful but it was such a great drama as well. This is probably one of the dramas that cemented my love for all things Korean dramas. The overall story being told is woven so well and the emotional pull this one had on me was pretty great. I absolutely adore this drama and am so glad that I watched it.

What are some Korean Dramas that you’re thankful for?

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The Wednesday Five: K-Drama Male Besties

Posted November 16, 2022 by Rowena in 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 five k-drama male characters that I want to be besties with. These are male characters that will round up my bestie squad quite nicely, I think.

1. Jo Eun Seob from The King: Eternal Monarch

I can’t remember much about this drama, which sucks because it’s a Kim Go Eun drama but you know what I do remember? Jo Eun Seob. I remember how much I loved him. In every single scene, he was such a delight. No matter which world he was in, he stole the show. Every single time. I would have the best time with him. We would laugh so much and I know that he would have my back no matter what cause he was loyal to the soil. He’d make a great bestie and I would never forget to tell him how handsome he is, haha.

2. Ryu Dong Ryong from Reply 1988

Life would be so much fun with Ryu Dong Ryong as your best friend. He’s one of the funniest characters I’ve ever watched but more than how silly he is, there were moments in Reply 1988 where he was also very insightful and gave some of the best advice to his friends. He was loyal and an all around fun character so why wouldn’t I want to be his best friend? He can also sing the hell out of Stevie Wonder’s I Just Called to Say I Love You.

3. Kim Ju Meok from Crash Landing On You

Kim Ju Meok from Crash Landing on You is me. We would be such great friends. We already have so much in common. We love South Korean dramas and we rope everything in our lives to a Korean Drama plot point and when he meets his K-Drama favorite actress?? I about died because he is all of us. I want to be his bestie because we’d spend our days eating jjajangmyeon, watching k-dramas and spinning wild conspiracy theories about our favorite dramas. It would be great!

4. Lee Sang Sik from Gaus Electronics

This guy is a riot. He’s also extremely unlucky and I want to befriend his ol’ goofy ass all the same. He’s such an optimistic person, and the way that he kept pissing everyone at the office off with his personality and the way that he’s a bit of an airhead would round out my friendship circle for the better. I would love to tease him about his love story with Cha Na Rae and it would be a whole lot of fun to hang out with him, Na Rae, and Aziz.

5. Woo Gwang Nam from Love in Contract

Gwang Nam’s a great best friend to Sang Eun that I know that we would be great besties as well. I’m pretty mean in real life so I would slay all of his dragons for him while he beats everyone up for me because he’s a jiu jitsu teacher. Everyone needs a champion in their lives just like Gwang Nam. I would slay all of his dragons because he is precious. So yeah, we need to be besties.

Who are some male k-drama characters that you want to be besties with?

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The Wednesday Five: OST’s That I Love

Posted November 9, 2022 by Rowena in 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 a part two of my favorite Korean Drama OSTs. You can catch part one right here. This week’s list features some more of my favorite songs from different Korean Drama OSTs.

1. Christmas Tree by V from Our Beloved Summer

V’s smooth voice singing this song never failed to get me in my feels when I was watching this drama. I already loved the show like, a lot but there was something hauntingly beautiful about this song that made my love for the show even bigger. It fit so well with the story from the drama and every time it came on, I knew that my ass was going to start ugly crying and I always did. This song is just…too stinkin’ good.

2. With You by Jimin & Ha Sung Woon from Our Blues

I watched this drama because of this song. The song didn’t debut on the show for a few episodes and at first, I wasn’t that invested in the drama but I kept watching because I knew that Jimin and Ha Sung Woon’s song was going to be on there. By the time the song dropped on the show, I was super invested in every single character on the show. I thought the song matched the storyline of the characters so well that the song strengthened my love for the show. As an ARMY, I’m heavy into the streaming part of my ARMY duties but because I love this song so much, it’s not a chore. Jimin and Sung Woon’s voices blend together so nicely and this song just freaking rocks.

3. Yours by Jin from Jirisan

I really like this song. It’s soft and Jin’s voice suits the song extremely well. Unlike the last song, no matter how much I like this one, it couldn’t save the drama for me. The drama was boring and I couldn’t connect with any of the characters so that was a bummer but this song? This song is still in regular rotation on my listening playlists on Spotify. I love it that much.

4. Start Over by Gaho from Itaewon Class

I love this song. Like, a lot. Every single time that this song comes on, I want to burn Jangga down all over again and this song makes me feel like I actually could. This song makes me so happy and super pumped to tackle the day. Gaho has such a great singing voice and a lot of my favorite Korean Drama songs are sung by Gaho and this song is at the very top of the list of Gaho songs that I love.

5. Stay with Me by CHANYEOL, and Punch from Goblin

One of the most memorable songs off the Goblin soundtrack is Beautiful and while I love that song, for me, it’s this song that I absolutely adore the most. It was one of the first Korean songs that I learned to sing by heart and it’s been a long, long time since I first heard this song but I still love it just as much now, as I did then. This is such a great song.

What are some of your favorite OST songs?

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The Wednesday Five: Places I Want to Visit from K-Dramas

Posted November 2, 2022 by Rowena in 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 places I want to visit from K-Dramas.

1. Seoul Land

Featured in K-Dramas: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, She Was Pretty

I’m not as into going to theme parks as I used to be but I really adored the scene in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon where Ahn Min Hyuk and Do Bong Soon go on a date here. The whole thing was so damn wholesome and charming that I want to go there just for the vibes and replay that scene for myself. I don’t like going to amusement parks all the time but I’m down for a day every now and again.

2. Jumunjin Beach Breakwater, Gangneung-si

Featured in K-Dramas: Goblin, Racket Boys

I LOVED Goblin and Racket Boys so much. Both dramas are near and dear to my heart and I’d love to visit this beach for this iconic picture alone but also, the bench from the You Never Walk Alone album cover for BTS is here as well so that’s another reason why I’m itching to go visit myself.

3. Itaewon

Featured in K-Dramas: Itaewon Class

My first k-drama was Itaewon Class and I absolutely adored it. Once Park Sae Royi gets to Itaewon, everything becomes super colorful and the atmosphere looks super vibey and I’ve wanted to visit that place ever since. I want to visit all of the places that they show in the drama, even the bar where my homie was blocked from. Yeah, I want to see it all.

4. Deoksugung Palace Stonewall Walkway

Featured in K-Dramas: Goblin, Extraordinary Attorney Woo, Do You Like Brahms

I’ve seen this stonewall walkway in plenty of dramas and I’ve wanted to visit it every time that I saw it. Being so close to where Gong Yoo walked in so many episodes of Goblin and being in the same place where Lee Jun Ho and Woo Young Woo were on their date? Yeah, I want to be there too.

5. Yongin Daejanggeum Park

Featured in K-Dramas: Alchemy of Souls, The Red Sleeve

I’ve seen this place featured in many k-drama but I’m not going to lie. The biggest draw for me wanting to go there is because this is where the music video for Agust D’s Daechwita was filmed. I adore me some Suga and I LOVE that song and that music video so yeah, I so want to go there but I also want to see where The Red Sleeve and Alchemy of Souls was filmed too.

What are some of the k-drama filming locations you want to visit?

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The Wednesday Five: My K-Drama Besties

Posted October 26, 2022 by Rowena in 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 my top K-Drama Besties. These are some of my favorite k-drama characters that I would love to be besties with in real life. These characters have captured my heart and I adore them to pieces and know that we would have the best of times if we were really best friends.

1. Ji Eun Tak from Goblin

I want to be besties with Eun Tak because if anyone needed someone in their corner, it was her. I mean, I know that she eventually finds her found family but before she found them, she was living life on her own and I got a mean mouth so I could have stood up for her at school, I could have fought some bitches for her, especially her cousin. I could have definitely fought that bitch. I wanted to protect Eun Tak so much because she was such a sweet person, even with the shitty hand she was dealt. She’s a much better person than I am.

2. Naksu, from Alchemy of Souls

Naksu is a bad bitch and I always want to be around bad bitches. Naksu is such a bad bitch that she could protect me from anything and everyone. And since I have this big ol’ mean mouth, with Naksu, I could run it without fear of consequence because having Naksu as a best friend, she’d handle all of my light weight, haha. Let’s not talk about my love for her boo thang. LMAO.

3. Sung Deok Sun from Reply 1988

Deok Sun is one of the funniest and most fun female leads that I’ve ever watched. She was funny as shit, silly as shit, and just looks like she’d be a good time, no matter what we were doing. She’d be the best best friend because of everything I mentioned. We all need a goofy bestie to make life more interesting and Deok Sun fits that bill perfectly. Let’s not talk about my love for her boo thang either, haha.

4. Na Hee Do from Twenty Five, Twenty One

Ain’t nobody as loyal to the soil as Na Hee Do. She’s one of those best friends that take all of your secrets to the grave so she’d be a great bestie. She’s also really good at fencing so I’d carry her bags so that I could travel all over the world so she could play and I could see the world. It would be a fun friendship, I promise. I would be her loudest cheerleader at all of her matches, too. See? So much fun.

5. Jin Yeong Seo from A Business Proposal

I really loved Jin Yeong from A Business Proposal. I thought she was a great best friend to the main female lead. She was thoughtful, she was funny, and just the right amount of silly that would be a good time. She’s the kind of bestie that sleepovers were made for. We would have so much fun together. Our girls nights in would be full of laughter for sure.

There you have it. The five k-drama characters that I want to be besties with. Who’s on your list?

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