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The Weekly Recap (184)

Posted November 21, 2022 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

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Two days after my birthday, I was laid off from work. No notice or anything, just a phone call from my boss at 10 am letting me know that the industry is down, our company isn’t bringing in enough money to keep all of our staff and even though I’m one of the best staffers in our department, I was chosen to be let go. She wanted me to know that it wasn’t a performance-based decision, but a financial one. The layoff was immediate and I have two weeks to send my work equipment back to our corporate offices. Tomorrow it’ll be a full week of my being unemployed and even though I’m still reeling from the abrupt nature of my layoff, I’m okay. I pouted for two days, and then I got to work.

I started the process of filing for unemployment (which isn’t really getting me anywhere, gah), I updated my resume, and I took a look at job openings in my area. I compared stay-at-home work with on-site work and looked at what each job and company is offering salary-wise and got a little discouraged because to make what I have grown accustomed to making, I’ll need to get two jobs. But with the help and guidance of some fantastic friends, I have a plan of action in place that will start after the Thanksgiving holiday. That plan of action includes figuring out my own financial situation and calculating how long I have before I’m in dire straits. Fortunately for me, I’m not in dire straits and I won’t need to rush into anything super quick.

I’m going to go home to L.A., spend a week with my Dad, hang out with my family, stream BTS, and then when I get back, I’m going to figure everything else out. I don’t normally talk about my personal life but I needed to get that out so that I can move forward, you know? Anyway, as thrown as I was this week, I still managed to watch all of my dramas…aiain’t nothing coming in between me and my dramas, I guess. Haha.

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

What I Watched

Weak Hero Class 1 | 5 out of 5

I watched this entire show in one sitting. I was that engrossed in everything going on and even though there was a lot of darkness and a lot of shit that pissed me off and frustrated the hell out of me, I really enjoyed this one. I was gripped from beginning to end and I cannot wait for the next season.

Love is for Suckers: I watched the first episode of this week’s two and it’s another week of disappointment on my end, I guess I’m just not very forgiving of stupidity and fucking with peoples lives and after the way that episode 11 ended, I’m just…throwing in the towel on this one. I don’t even care about anything anymore. On to the next…

May I Help You?: So far, this is my favorite show that is active right now. I enjoy this drama so much that I have re-watched the previous episodes multiple times before starting the new episodes. This drama is my jam. So much goodness. Lee Hyeri and Lee Jun Young are such a charming pair and after each episode, I have the cheesiest smile which makes my week. This week’s episodes were no exception. I love love love this show.

Behind Every Star: Hmm, this show is still interesting to me but it’s not without its faults. I thought I’d be a lot more interested in the actors and the different situations at the office but aside from a few of the employees and like one actor, I’m not that interested in everything else. I’ll keep with it for the time being and see if it picks up at all. Fingers crossed.

Revenge of Others: This show is a lot darker than I was expecting. Watching it makes me worry about the kids in Korea because holy shit, the amount of dramas that I’m watching with horrible bullying in the schools is something else. This show may be dark but man is it interesting. Every episode, I’m surprised at how violent and dark this show is but I can’t stop watching so this show ain’t going nowhere on my weekly watch list.

The First Responders: I’m liking this show. I like every one of the mains, especially the cop. He’s fun. It’s a lot of fun watching them figure shit out, fight the good fight, and then clown each other. This is a great addition to my weekly watch lists.

Reborn Rich: Hooked. I am hooked after only watching two episodes. I am looking forward to where the revenge plot takes us because right now, Hyun Woo is me. I am Hyun Woo.

Fan Letter, Please: If this isn’t the cutest show right now, I don’t know what is. I absolutely love these kinds of shows and I’m already a huge fan of the daughter, the Dad, and the actress. I cannot wait to see where the rest of this show takes us. So far, this show is such a delight.

What I Reviewed

Shooting Stars | 3.5 out of 5
Why Her? | 3 out of 5

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (183)
The Wednesday Five: K-Drama Male Besties
Eye Candy Friday: Park Chang Ho from Big Mouth

Eye Candy Friday

Park Chang Ho

Big Mouth

What Made Me Laugh

Nothing. I wasn’t in the laughing mood this week. Maybe this week, haha.

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

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The Weekly Recap (183)

Posted November 14, 2022 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

Yesterday was my birthday and I celebrated it exactly the way that my introverted ass wanted. I got dressed up in all of my birthday presents and hung out at home, haha. Bren ordered my meals for the day, I FaceTimed with my Dad, and then I spent the day working on my photocard collection, watching k-dramas, and working on blog posts and it was such a delightful way to spend the day and I am the happiest of campers right now! I’m blessed with another year of life and with the knowledge that I am cared for and loved by loads of people. And yesterday was a big day in these Borahae streets. It was the anniversary of when Namjoon and Yoongi first moved in with each other, and the anniversary of when V coined the term, “I Purple You”. AND…Bangtan dropped the dance practice for Run BTS.

All in all, it was a fantastic day and I loved how low key it was. With the holidays coming up, I’ll be traveling back and forth to California for Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I was really looking forward to relaxing on my own this weekend. I even had a cinnabon birthday cake this year and that is just the perfect icing on my perfect birthday.

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

What I Watched

Little Forest | 4.5 out of 5
Minari | 4 out of 5
One Ordinary Day | 4 out of 5
Confidential Assignment | 3.5 out of 5
Rookie Cops | 4 out of 5

I binge-watched two dramas from beginning to end this week and enjoyed the heck out of both of them. I cried so much during One Ordinary Day but I thought that Kim Soo Hyun did such a fabulous job with his entire character arc. That show had me at the edge of my seat throughout the entire thing and my heart went out to him in the end and gah…just so good. Rookie Cops was another delightful drama. I adored all of the characters, loved their whole squad, and even shed some tears but enjoyed the whole thing.

I watched a few movies this week as well and enjoyed all of them. My favorite of the bunch was probably Little Forest. I really enjoyed both Kim Tae Ri and Ryu Joon Yeol in this one.

Bad Prosecutor: This was a fun drama. I enjoyed the entire thing and was bummed that it wrapped up this week. I really enjoyed D.O. and was pretty happy with the entire thing.

Behind Ever Star: Episodes 1 & 2 dropped for this one this week and already, I’m interested. I’m interested in seeing what happens to the company, I’m very interested to see what the heck the connection between Ma Tae Oh and So Hyun Joo is. I’m definitely going to continue this one.

Curtain Call: I got halfway through the third episode and I’m not very interested in what’s going on right now. I thought about continuing in hopes that it’ll pick up for me but ehh, November is going to be busy enough for me without forcing myself to wait for a show to pick up eventually so I dropped this one, my first dropped drama of November.

Love in Contract: This drama ended this week and I was so sad to see it go. I have to come love the hell out of all three main leads and the rest of the cast. This was such a sweet show and I’m SO glad that I watched it.

Love is for Suckers: It’s been a while since I watched an episode and I’m a little sad that the new episodes that dropped this week were a little on the boring side. Actually, not boring but maybe my interest in this show has waned because I still don’t quite like the female lead? Hmm…I’ll finish this one til the end though.

May I Help You?: Holy cow, I’m REALLY loving this show. There were times when I wanted to spank Dong Joo last week but I’m well over all of that now. I adore both of the main leads and when he gave her a ride back to their house and put her arms around his stomach, telling her to hold on tight? *swoon* And don’t even get me started on when he tells her about her hands. AHHHHH, LOVE THIS SO MUCH! Also, holy shit!!! His worlds are colliding! I can’t wait for next week!

The First Responders: I knew that I was going to like this one and after only two episodes, I’m hooked. I am looking forward to sticking with this drama. I’m enjoying all three of the main leads so far.

Revenge of Others: This drama kicked off this week and I’m intrigued. I have a lot of questions just from the first two episodes and they all center around black hoodies and the main male lead. Just in the world is going on??

What I Reviewed

Again My Life | out of 5
Money Heist: Korea | out of 5

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (182)
The Wednesday Five: K-Drama OST Songs I Love, Pt.2
Eye Candy Friday: Dan Hwal from Bulgasal: Immortal Souls

Eye Candy Friday

Dan Hwal

Bulgasal: Immortal Souls

What Made Me Laugh

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

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The Weekly Recap (182)

Posted November 7, 2022 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

This year was my first Halloween here in Vegas. I moved here after Halloween in 2020 and then I was in L.A. last Halloween saying bye to my nephews that were leaving on their missions. So it was the first year that I prepared to have my very own Halloween at home. I went to the store, stocked up on candy, and I turned my porch light on and stayed near the front door so I didn’t miss any kids and this is how I looked the entire freaking night…

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Not one damn kid was out trick or treating and not one damn person came to my damn door. NOT ONE. I got ZERO trick-or-treaters. ZERO!!!! Who the hell is gonna eat all of this candy? Sigh. anyway, I’m back on my regular schedule and because it’s getting cold out here, I don’t want to do shit but watch k-dramas and drink hot drinks. It’s soup season so I’m looking forward to eating a whole lot of soups.

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

What I Watched

The Policeman’s Lineage | 3 out of 5
Soundtrack #1 | 4 out of 5
Double Patty | 3.5 out of 5
The Bros | 3.5 out of 5

I watched a lot of movies this week and while I liked them, I didn’t LOVE any of them. Oh well. I also re-watched Soundtrack #1 again and really enjoyed that one. I just wish it was longer. Still, Park Hyung Shik is fine as shit and it’s always nice to remember that.


Bad Prosecutor: This is that show. I am loving every little thing about this show. The suspense portion of it, D.O’s acting, and all of the action. Every week, this show just keeps getting better and better and this week wasn’t an exception. This one is so good.

Blind: This show ended this week and it was wild ride from beginning to end. The plot twists were twisting and I was here for it all. All the way up until the end, I had no clue where the story was leading us but that ending? Yeah, that ending was great.

Curtain Call: This is the newest drama to my weekly line up and the first two episodes were a little slow moving but I’m curious enough about where this show takes us that I’ll continue on for the time being. It’s good to see Kang Ha Neul in a new drama though so there’s that.

Gaus Electronics: This show was so damn good and I was sad to say goodbye to it. This cast of characters had me cracking up (out loud) every single week. This show was the right amount of cute, interesting, and silly to catch and keep my attention and I’m going to miss all of these guys.

Love in Contract: Holy cow this drama is so good! I am in love with Jung Ji Ho. He is the perfect imperfect boyfriend and I adore him to pieces. I am also LOVING Kang Hae Jin. Everything that he’s doing to turn his family business around is making me happy swoon all over the place. I can’t wait to see how this show wraps up. It’s been a fun ride.

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (181)
The Monthly Recap: October 2022
The Wednesday Five: Places I Want to Visit from K-Dramas
My TBW Pile: November 2022
Eye Candy Friday: Han Sunwoo from Soundtrack #1

Eye Candy Friday

Han Sunwoo

Soundtrack #1

What Made Me Laugh

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

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The Weekly Recap (181)

Posted October 31, 2022 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

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Happy Halloween!

Stay safe out there if you’re celebrating on the streets this year. Halloween’s not really my thing so I’ll be in the house, probably watching some k-dramas. My thoughts and prayers are with the families that were affected by the sad events in Itaewon over the weekend. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about all of that. Between that and Jin’s military enlistment, I’ve been a giant ball of emotions. So if you’re going out tonight, please, please, please be safe.

I’m back home so this week was for catching up on my rest, catching on my k-dramas, and relaxing in my own space. I’m also all caught up on all things Bangtan and to all of those people that showed up at the airport and were stalking the guys lives…I hope you step on three legos every day for the next 20 years. SMH.

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

What I Watched

Twentieth Century Girl | 4 out of 5


Blind: I am finally all caught up on this show and I’m hooked. The way that I can’t figure out who’s good and who’s not and what the heck is going on but I can’t stop watching. The actors and actresses in this show are doing a fantastic job of carrying this story. I’m invested and super curious about how this is all going to pan out so yeah, I’ll be tuning in every week until the very end.

Gaus Electronics: This show is a lot of fun to watch. I’m glad that I added it to my weekly k-drama line up. I’m enjoying the heck out of this one.

The Law Cafe: This show wrapped up this week and I’m a little bummed that the ending dragged for me. The first half of the season was strong and I was totally invested but somewhere along the way, the show lost steam and I lost interest in what was happening. While I did enjoy the show overall, I wasn’t that bothered that the show came to its end.

Love in Contract: This weeks episodes were good ones. I didn’t know that I would enjoy this show as much as I am when I first started watching it. With each passing episode, it gets better and better for me. What an impossible situation to be in for all three leads but they continue to shine through their struggles. Gah, so good.

Bad Prosecutor: I finally started this one and holy shit, this drama is good. It’s my style of drama and I’m here for another drama with DO from Exo leading the story. This has the right amount of mystery, thrills, and humor to keep me coming back for more. I’m all in on this one!

Love is For Suckers: This one is a mess but I’m invested in what is going on. It started off so great. It was cute, it was fun, and I adored the friendship between Yeo Reum and Jae Hoon but then episode 4 and 5 happened and now I want to burn shit down. I’m hooked though so I need to see how it all comes together and fixes itself but gah….the mess! I’m not even going to front, I watched episode 5 screaming, “THAT’S WHAT YOU GET!” But even I feel bad for all the shit going on right now. Gah again.

May I Help You?: I started this drama this week and I’m glad that I did. I love Lee Hyeri and would watch her read her grocery list if she released it. I’m super glad that this show has an interesting premise and I already love Hyeri’s character so much. I’ll continue to watch it to see everything unfold.

What I Reviewed

Military Prosecutor Doberman | 3.5 out of 5
Our Blues | 4.5 out of 5

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (180)
The Wednesday Five: My K-Drama Best Friends
Eye Candy Friday: Park Tae Joon

Eye Candy Friday

Park Tae Joon

Love All Play

What Made Me Laugh

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

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The Weekly Recap (180)

Posted October 24, 2022 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

Happy Monday! I took last week off without realizing I was going to take it off because I was traveling and spending time with my best friend but also with my family. I had a great time, had some not so great times, and I’m back home and ready to get back to my regular degular life.

I first traveled to Utah for a funeral on my Dad’s side, my niece’s gender reveal party, and a farewell dinner for my nephew who reports to the Army boot camp this week. Yep, lots of people I love are getting ready to enlist in the military, haha. My niece Chaylene, and her husband Isaiah, are having a baby girl and I’m thrilled for them even though I was hoping for a baby boy. Our family has a lot of women. We need some men to even things out a bit. Chaylene is so extra too but I loved it. She recreated the dinner party in her favorite movie, Coraline, and not a detail was missed. I felt bad for her because after we got everything set up exactly to her liking, the Utah wind decided to act up that day and blew all of our hard work away. We didn’t even get to take pictures of it and I had the hardest job. I had to make a fireplace that was sturdy enough to hold the desserts and gender reveal chocolates. And I had to make it out of cardboard boxes! It took me most of the day to get it figured out but once I finally did, it came out great and a huge part of that is thanks to Isaiah’s sister, Chalet. She’s a great painter and she brought our fireplace to life in the most spectacular way. It was so pretty.

Last Sunday, after we had dinner for my nephew Chance, who leaves for bootcamp today, I flew to L.A. with my Dad. I spent the week in L.A. before returning home to Vegas yesterday. While in L.A. I attended my niece Meghan’s Recognition Night at her old school for holding the record in Women’s Basketball for every single record. Meg really is the best. But now, I’m home. My introverted ass is super glad to be home too. I’m glad to have all of my things around me again and to sleep in my own bed for the first time in over a week.

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

What I Watched

The Law Cafe: I’m all caught up on this show and the last four episodes were a lot better than the previous four episodes and I’m glad that I kept going. I really like the dynamic between the team members. I love how they each bring something different to each case and I really like seeing them all work together to defend those that can’t defend themselves against the rich people. I can’t believe this series is already ending this week. What a ride it’s been.

Young Actor’s Retreat: I need to watch more variety shows. I’m thoroughly enjoying this show. I loved seeing the poor guys being ejected from their seats into the pool, while it was pouring rain and everyone laughing their asses off.

Love in Contract: Things are definitely light and fun in this one and I’m really enjoying it. I like the three main leads and though I feel bad for the second lead and wouldn’t be mad if he got the girl, I’m really rooting for the first main lead. I adore him in this one.

Gaus Electronics: This show is warming up to me. I didn’t care for the first episode because I detest bullying but I’m glad that I stuck it out because this has been a surprising delight for me each week.

What I Reviewed

The Sound of Magic | 3.5 out of 5
My Liberation Notes | 4.5 out of 5

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (179)
The Wednesday Five: K-Dramas I Dropped Recently
Eye Candy Friday: Lee Jun Ho from Extraordinary Attorney Woo

Eye Candy Friday

Lee Jun Ho

Extraordinary Attorney Woo

What Made Me Laugh

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

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