heads up!

I cut the Saranghae Korea! into different links. I separated each Korean TV Series to give way to Leila’s request. She wanted to comment on separate TV Series. I think it’s a very good suggestion because it made the article more organized and “clean”.  Thanks Leila!  By the way, check out her newly set up blog site -> Vaindulgence

Have fun reading everyone! More articles will be posted in a flash!  Saranghae!

thecuriousme 🙂

Hearts of 19

Hearts of 19

I saw this series being shown in Singapore and I got captivated! I admire the female lead’s “never say die” attitude. Incidentally, she’s also the female lead in Boys Over Flowers. I admit that triggered me to watch the show. 🙂

I can’t say much since I haven’t finished it yet. Nevertheless, I’m loving it to the maximum level!

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My Lovely Samsoon

My Lovely Samsoon

This is another good show for unattached individuals who are chubby and with a very odd name which is “unacceptable” in the society. I fit the bill for being single and fat. Well, my name is unique and strange… but i love it! :p

The series also emphasized that being vocal is an asset. Know what you want, voice out how you feel and fight for your rights!

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Soulmate

Soulmate

This made me stop and ponder on things. It truly hits home!

Whether we admit it or not, we all want to meet our soulmate. There are relationships that are not meant to be, no matter hard you try to make it work. Tragic but it’s reality. Accept the inevitable and move forward. It’s such a waste to live a pathetic life. :p

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Marry Me


Marry Me

It’s a story about an old spinster (a.k.a. old maid) who wants to get married badly. This series kept me glued for two reasons:

  1. The male lead is so cute (he’s also one of the characters in the Boys Over Flowers)
  2. I can relate well to the story because I’m also an old maid. LOL I also want to get married but for the right reasons, otherwise, I’d rather stay single. Ha!

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I Really Really Like You


I Really Really Like You

At first, I don’t like the plot of this series including the title (it’s corny!) but after watching few episodes, I finally find it appealing.  The male lead is very charming and has an endearing hilarious antics.  The way the male and female leads tried so hard to avoid the love that they feel for each other makes me think of some people I know. Indenial stage eh?

Also, this series made cooking an interesting and artistic undertaking as well as provided helpful tips and tricks.

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Bad Couple

Bad Love

It’s kinda weird because the female lead’s plan to have a child without a husband coincide with mine. Hush hush! I even sent a text message to my prospective “donor” two (2) years ago. We did not yet talk about it. I think he’s ignoring it on purpose. I wonder why.  Maybe… Just maybe… He has something else in mind that I will know soon? Or it’s just my wild imagination?

Hmmm… Whatever it is, he has still six (6) months to think things over. You know who you are. Ha! If I don’t receive a reply after that period, I will resort to plan B. :p

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Saranghae Korea!

Aneong Ha Sae Yo! (Hello!)

As promised in my previous article (Korean Aficionado), below are the Korean TV Series that I’ve watched for the past two (2) months.  You may click the links to view:

Note: I prefer watching the original series with subtitles than the “Tagalogized” (dubbed in Tagalog) version.

I’ve also watched Boys Over Flower (multiple times!), Coffee Prince, Sassy Girl, Temptation of a Wife,  Full House, Baker King (partial)  and… I forgot the others. I plead guilty. I’m a sucker for Korean TV Series and reached the point of becoming proficient in the art of reading subtitles!

iPhone crunchyroll app provided a convenient way to watch Korean shows whenever and wherever. Thanks much Steve Jobs and the Apple people for developing the iPhone!  I hope the Flash Player issue will be sorted out soon so that I can watch more. Ha!

As for the Hearts of 19, it’s not yet in the crunchyroll so I have to watch it in mysoju.com. I hope the crunchyroll guys will soon add it in their list. Wheey! Time to stop! This blog entry has gotten way too loooooooong! :p

See you all in a bit! Saranghae (I love you)! Aja!

saranghae!

boys over flowers

A new craze hit the Philippines during the time when I was in one of the lowest point of my life. It’s a Korean show that’s “tagalogized” (translated into Filipino) and was aired in one of the biggest network in the country.

I ignored it for awhile because I thought it’s just a hype. However, my interest definitely increased when the Filipino celebrities were discussing the characters of the show on air. The Pinoy Channel site didn’t help much to satisfy my curiosity because the first three (3) episodes were  nowhere to be found. Thus, I opted to use youtube instead. And voila, I found the episodes I was looking for.

I was glued to my screen watching one episode after the other. I was hooked! In three (3) days time, I finished watching all the 25 episodes… Talk about youtube marathon! O_O The story was simple but it was the excellent portrayal of he characters that made it interesting. They were all magnificent that you can literally feel that you’re with them (if you know what I mean  ).

The main characters, Gu Jun Pyo and Geum Jan Di, were always arguing. Their fights were nicely done and well executed. I really like the show because it’s fast paced and you can see that the scenarios were realistic and everyone can relate to it (in my point of view that is… :p).

I was so stressed out at that time but whenever I remember a scene, it always brought an automatic smile on my face. And guess what, I’ve watched Boys Over Flowers for five times and I’m planning to watch it again soon.

Call me nuts… I don’t care. Aja!

F4 and Geum Jan Di. Aja!

melason addiction

Melason (coined word from the names, Melanie and Jason) is a hot topic in the Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) because of their unconventional characteristics in the Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) reality show. Still, it didn’t trigger any interest on my part because I prefer shows from the Kapuso network (GMA 7) over Kapamilya (ABS-CBN). :p

However, when Ram and Betha Joy persuaded me to watch the PBB Big Night (kinda the culmination of the reality show and announcement of the winner) with them… I finally got curious about the Melason mania and the doll named “Dengue”.

From then on, YouTube is my source for Melason updates. Watching Melason banter is definitely refreshing and stress reliever. I haven’t been like this since the Boys Over Flowers fever.

In my point of view, people love Melason because they keep it real and their chemistry is absolutely genuine. No pretensions. No unnecessary drama. Also, they don’t give a damn to what other people say. 😉

Melason inspires us that despite being “us” with all the flaws, there’s one person in the universe who will accept and love us as we are. Melason brings hope to people who are seeking for love and acceptance.

They’re a concrete example that we don’t need to find love because love will find us.;)
I pray that Melason will be forever and will bring forth a real baby “Dengue” followed by their next offspring, baby “Malaria”.

Of course, the first person who will be so ecstatic when they finally tie the knot is BIG BROTHER! Who knows, finally, we will get to see him because of Melason. Let’s wait and see.:D

melai, dengue, & jason