So I've been meaning to make a blog entry but am too lazy to get started because I've been busy catching up on my dramas & work as well as doing a short trip. The trip was fun despite the bad start ... the train trip was delayed by 6 hours in arriving because a commuter train was derailed and we had to spent a couple of hours waiting for the train company to figure out a backup plan to get us to our destination. And then more waiting in between switching from train to bus and to train again to finally reach my destination. Craziness ... my mom said we could have reached London by plane the amount of time we spent on the road. Anyway, I lost 6 hours of shopping time ... keke ... but still I manage to have a great time. Thanks to a couple of members of this blog. The food & company was awesome. :=) Thank you so much gals. *hugz*
I also managed to meet up with a close college friend of mine ... an amazing girl. We've known each other like forever and although we don't keep in touch as often as we like being busy with our own lives but everytime I meet up with her, it's as if I just met up with her yesterday. I would say she's the only friend I have who never forget a single birthday of mine no matter which part of the globe she happens to be in. I hope she knows how much I love & appreciate her ... not because she remembers my birthday ... keke ... but for not changing over the years we've known each other. Oh and I made a new discovery this trip ... she's a recently converted kdrama fan. How awesome is that? ... another thing we could connect on. But urmmn... she thinks Summer Scent is great ... I must so brainwash her though ... hehehe.
I'll stop boring people with personal life story & write a little on what I've been watching lately.
A Bold Family (2005)
Casts - Gam Woo sung, Kim Soo ro, Shin goo, Kim Soo mi, Sung ji roo, Shin ee
It was an enjoyable movie although it didn't stand out in anyway for me. Although it started off as a comedy with both GWS & KSR's characters doing every inconceivable thing to maintain the North & South Korea reunification lie they told to their father at his dying bed because it's his lifelong wish to be able to see his family in North Korea again ... the movie got on a solemn mode towards the end and the reunion scene made me teared somewhat. It made me feel sad for those families who can't ever see their loved ones because of country politics. So if that's what this film is trying to convey then it did get to me. The one person who really stood out for me though in this movie ... is the guy who was the mafia boss in the Miss Kim drama with Kim Hyun Joo ... he's absolutely hilarious although his was a minor role. What a funny guy.
Sarangni/Close to You/Blossom Again/Wisdom Tooth (2005)
Casts: Kim Jung eun, Lee Tae sung
I find this movie urmmn... rather disturbing actually. Maybe I was in a morally preachy mode when watching this but if that's the case then Green Chair should have me traumatized. Despite similar topics of much older woman and barely out of school young boy and despite Green Chair being a more sexually explicit movie ... I could actually sympathize with the protagonists in Green Chair but not this movie. Kim Jung-eun's character in this movie seems quite mental to me and maybe it bothers me more because she's a teacher and she seems like she has behavioural problem. But then maybe it's me totally not getting this movie. I did read somewhere that this movie is about coming of age ... I wonder if she did ... ooops ... or is it the guy who did? Keke ... This is only recommended because I wanted to know if anyone else gets this movie & could explain to me what I'm not getting. :P
Bimbo note ... I find the guy who lived in with KJE's character really cute though and there's the translator in F70s that some of us are drooling over when we should not be paying attention to him since he's just an extra although his scenes are minimal in this movie.
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Lovely Week/All for Love (2005)
Cast: Uhm Jung hwa, Lim Chang jung, Kim Soo ro, Hwang Jung min, Joo hyun, Yoon Jin suh, Jung Kyung ho
I had to think a long time to try and recall what this movie is about. I guess it's not that memorable huh since I didn't watch it too long ago. Either that or my memory is getting progressively worst. Anyway, after thinking hard ... I could kind of recall what this movie is about ... and as I sit here writing this ... I'm getting flashbacks of scenes after scenes of this movie. So it's not as totally forgettable as I thought.
This movie is similar to Sad Movie minus urmmn... the sadness? Anyway, I really enjoyed this movie ... the casts are great although there are no hunky Jung Woo sung or cute Lee Ki woo etc ... but overall the story plot works for me more. Jung Kyung-ho played a similar role to his Misa Yoon I thought. Gosh ... I can remember each & everyone role's in the movie except for Kim Soo-ro ... my mind is still blank on that. Oh wells ... I do recommend this movie though.
Life In Pink (2005) - Excellent performances all around from the stellar casts but I do find it over dramatic at times the way they tried so hard to make the audiences feel sad & sorry for Choi Jin Shil's character. It's like ... give that woman a break. Everything that could go wrong did for her. That didn't stop me from shedding copious amount of tears through the writer manipulations while watching this though thanks to the excellant casts & acting.
I've yet to finish watching this 'coz the Chinese subbers have stalled this project which is sad because things are starting to get interesting with the introduction of Nam Goong min. I manage to watch up to 14 with subs and can only manage to find an unsubbed episode 15 but his interaction with Lee Tae-ran is soo cute. I didn't think he was all that on first few looks but he's totally sweeping me off my feet now. Can't wait to see how things will work out between him & LTR.
I've watched a lot more than this but this is taking way too long so it will have to be continued. I was gonna rant about something else but end up writing this instead.