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KDrama: Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010)

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This is a repost from my drama blog that was posted on August 2012.

Main Characters:
Micky Yoochun or Park Yoochun as Lee Sun-joon (nickname: Ga-rang')
Park Min-young as Kim Yoon-hee (nickname: Dae-mul)
Song Joong-ki as Gu Yong-ha (nickname: Yeo-rim)
Yoo Ah-in as Moon Jae-shin (nickname: Geol-oh)
Genre: Historical, Romance Comedy

I finished watching this drama last year but just thought of posting a review of it today. If I am not  mistaken, this was the first drama i've watched of Micky Yoochun (forgive me but I was no big fan of Kdramas before until Boys Over Flowers) and he got me impressed by his acting right away, making him one of the K idols I am fantasizing nowadays.  Park Min Young, on the other hand, shouldn't be left out because aside from this drama's catchy synopsis, she is one of the main reasons why I started watching this.

Sungkyunkwan Scandal is not the kind of scandal you might be thinking right now. I found it a one interesting drama, worthy of note. …

My Say on The Innocent Man

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This drama started with a climax and I expected that as it progressed it would offer something more...but it didn't. It had some thrills and puzzles, which would make a viewer think, entice to watch farther and expect. And for me, every episodes promises nothing but boredome. Please don't get me wrong though, It wasnt the actors coz I love them and there was no problem with their acting.  The problem is the story. It didn't meet my expectation basing the plot. It seemed like this drama was aired only to advertise Song Joong Ki's freshness. Lol!


I was entertained by it there is no doubt but I did not totally fall in love with the storyline. I'd expected a much better filmography from that of the plot. I expected more action from Song Joong-ki and this drama made him do nothing but be cute in front the camera (well, at least there were those scenes). I as well expected more action from the lead girl. Gosh I liked how tough she was at the start...and then later on, a…

Nice Guy | The Innocent Man

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Title: Nice Guy | The Innocent Man (2012)
Genre: Melodrama
Casts: Song Joong-ki as Kang Ma-ru, Moon Chae-won as Seo Eun-gi and Park Si-yeon as Han Jae-hee.

The story is about a nice guy Kang Ma-ru (Song Joong-ki) who turns into not really a bad bad person but into someone who is stern, with a heart full of hatred, unforgiving, and vindictive. In a shorter sense, a used-to-be nice and respectful guy Kang Ma-ru no longer existed after a sudden turn of event in his life. And that was after his girlfriend Han Jae-hee turns his back on him for a rich man, choosing money over love. After 5 years of serving in prison due to admitting a crime done by the ex-gf Jae-hee, sacrificing his dream of becoming a doctor, he plans on getting back at her by using the ex-gf's step-daughter Seo Eun-gi, the heiress to a large corporation Taesan. Eun-gi, not knowing his real motive, falls in love with him while he as well falls in love with her in the process that he would do everything to keep Eun-gi …

Flower Boy Ramen Shop

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Title: Flower Boy Ramen Shop | Flower Boy Ramyun Shop (2011)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Written by :Yoon Nan-joong
Directed by: Jung Jung-hwa
Episodes: 16

Main Casts:
Jeong Il-woo as Cha Chi-soo, Lee Chung-ah as Yang Eun-bi, Lee Ki-woo as Choi Kang-hyuk, Park Min-woo as Kim Ba-wool and Jo Yoon-woo as Woo Hyun-woo

Synopsis:
A romance between a 19 year-old high school student and a 25 year-old student teacher, both ended up working together in Flower Boy Ramyun Shop.

Yang Eun-bi (Lee Chung-ah) is a struggling university student in her mid-20s preparing for her civil service exam with the dream to become a high school teacher. She accidentally encounters Cha Chi-soo (Jung Il-woo), the arrogant heir to the biggest food conglomerate in South Korea on his first day of arrival from New York escaping his watchful bodyguards.

That sudden encounter isn't the last because Eun-bi finds herself assigned as student teacher to a high school owned by Chi-soo's family. And not only that, she is assig…

My Fair Lady

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Title: My Fair Lady | Take Care of My Fair Lady (2009)
Also known as: Take Care of the Young Lady, Take Care of Agasshi or Lady Castle
Director: Yeong-su Ji
Writer: Eun-kyeong Yun, Eun-hee Kim
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 16

Main Casts:

Yoon Eun-hye as Kang Hye-na
Yoon Sang Hyun as Seo Dong-chan
Jung Il Woo as Lee Tae-yoon
Moon Chae Won as Yeo Eui-joo

Synopis
Of the high-rolling top 'hot celebrities' of the wealthy upper class in Korea's high society, Kang Hye Na (Hena) is the one desired by the men, feared and hated by the women. Being the only successor to the largest conglomerate company, Kang-san Group, Kang Hena has both the looks and the background. She is the owner of the ‘Lady Castle’ and lives a ‘princess-like’ life with her servants. Until one day, out of pure coincidence, she comes across Suh Dong Chan who turns her life upside down. Not only does he make her do community service, he even kidnapped her... and now he's the new household manager!!! Even after s…

Butch Turns 25

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You may wonder who this Butch is, well I am not referring to any lesbian butch in the family (lol) but a brother who was given Butchie as a nickname by our late father. Our late father made him into his junior giving him the privilege to use his name Ramier hoping they could be buddies but the brother grew up to be a black sheep. Instead of being buddies, the two always ended up in a fight. Despite that, I knew they loved each other.


He turned 25 today, June 07, 2013. He spent his birthday in a simple yet meaningful way. He visited our father's grave around 3:00 p.m. He stayed there for about half an hour. I can imagine what he was doing while there in 30 minutes. He was sobbing while talking to father's grave, asking for forgiveness probably and some guidance and strength. When he came back home, we already had our little birthday preparation for him set and ready. The preparation wasn't much but he was very thankful.


At 25, I know that he is starting to feel the pressure …

Mango Bonding and "Cam-Whoring" with Little Sister

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My bad! I was invited to a baptismal ceremony on Saturday as one of the godmothers to my college friend's son but sadly, I had to accompany my youngest sister to a dentist on that day. It was bad of me because I didn't inform her (my friend) that I won't be able to make it to the ceremony. Still though, I am counted as a godmother. It is funny I am counting godchildren but I don't even have my own child yet. Soon....hopefully. I want a baby girl!. 
Anyway, my youngest sister (in red) and I had a really awesome bonding on Sunday. We bought about 10 kilos of apple mangoes and we munched on it until we get fully loaded. We were belching mangoes afterwards. Lol! We just couldn't get enough of the mangoes. Yum and Sweet!


My youngest sister is still enjoying her school break with us though she is making sure she finishes her dentist appointments before her school begins. Last Saturday was her last dentist visit so by Sunday, we were able to bond before she left for the …

Crazy Days and My Pink Frankenstee

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Goodbye May, hello June! Wow, it is amazing how time flies! It is the first day of June and it is Saturday. Since it is Saturday, it means time for Chiessy to share something pink. And not only that, it is the first day of the month to share a photo for the ever-loved daily meme, the 366 Blog Photo Challenge (hosted this month by Emzkie). Yey, I have something to write here. It is a very good thing for my mind really can't think of a nice topic to talk about at the moment.

So it's Pink Saturday and the first day of the month for the 366 Photo Challenge. My share for this day would be a flashback. Recalling the days with the really fun and crazy friends can only make me wish I have the power to turn back time. How I really wish! Like that day for instance when we drunk Emperador nonstop for two days at a friend's house and were crazy the next day taking crazy photos after we've sobered up.

This one's one of those crazy photos. I got a really nice glasses on in this…

The Lazy Day, The Attraction and The Fast and Furious

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If yesterday was a lazy day, today is a very lazy day for me. I've done nothing today but get up after lunch time (people here didn't even bother waking me up), eat a quick lunch alone (I hate it), play Wartune and then slack around. Good thing I thought of writing an update here, as what I am doing right now (if you call this talk an update).
I stayed up until 1 last night watching a Korean drama while browsing/stalking Vin online and while talking to my new love interest. Yehah, I have one and his name is "Mr. Seal Look-Alike". Yes, he is a chocolate guy and he is sweet. Sorry Vin Diesel and Chris Hemsworth for being unfaithful but I can't help the attraction. It was only last night that I had realized I am attracted to Seal. 

And he and VS angel Heide Klum do look great together...and ahmm...I'm jealous. ^-^  Who among you here are attracted to Mr. Seal? Raise your hands with me. 
Anyway, As I was head down stalking my hunks on the internet (fine, I keyed…

Love Rain - 1970's Vs. 2012's 3 Seconds Love

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((This is an imported post from my drama blog Labzkie (expired) posted on 11-8-12))
I finished watching this Korean drama two weeks ago. It is one of those dramas that kept me awake. For short, this got me hooked watching 'til its end. This is the newest drama that stars Jang Geun Suk, who was the main reason why I decided to watch the drama in the first place. Jang Guen Suk became one of my favorite K idols since I watched that drama he led entitled He's Beautiful.  If you've seen the drama, you'll understand why.
Love Rain, I would say, is the second best drama of JGS that I've watched so far. I was disappointed with that last drama he starred, the Mary Stayed Out All Night with Moon Geun Young. Thinking this newest drama of him might offset that disappointment, I gave it a try. Thankfully, it didn't fail me. A week I spent watching this drama was worth it!
Sypnosis:
"Love Rain" depicts a 1970's pure love and a love from the present day at the sam…

Saturday Night with The Good Old Friends

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How's everyone? I have just fully recovered from the worst hang-over I've ever experienced in my life from our Saturday night-out. According to my mother, I was taken home by my friends around 3 in the morning and I was walking to our gate barefooted, carrying my pair of 6 inches wedges. Lol! I cannot picture myself in that scenario. I threw up as soon as I woke up in the morning until afternoon. Shaking heads. I remember I swore lots of times that I won't drink alcohol anymore...but I know I am still going to drink again. 
I was invited to a night-out last night by a close friend who just got home from Chicago for a vacation. She wanted to have a little batchmates party while she's here and I am one of fortunate friends whom she invited. She picked me up around 4 in the afternoon yesterday to Dipolog City. We dined, we sung and then we rocked the dance floor of Fat Cat. Rocked really? That is what I can remember. 
Going to a night-out party, there is one thing that i…

Chiessy, In Its Simple Cheesy Dress

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If you are a blogger, you know what a dress is for a blog. It is the template/layout or the look of the blog. This blog has just gotten its new dress, a cheesy template I designed last night. I decided to dumped that gloomy ambiance and welcomed some lights and glows.
For the last 3 days, I have been sleeping early at around 7 or 8 in the evening. That makes me wake up at 4 a.m. or 5. Whoah, I am back to normal! : ) ) But last night was different. I was so lively, hyper and energetic about designing a new layout for this blog. It happens when I get so excited for having a new blog. Hmmnn, should I create a new blog everyday to always have the energy? Anyway, when I want a new layout I would do everything to make it happen. After gathering all my withering creativity, I came up with this simple but chic design using my life-savior PowerPoint.
Chiessy's New Look Project - Accomplished!
I am grateful to the awesome designers of these graphics I used for my layout. My heartfelt thank…

Back in The Blogosphere

I have been MIA in the blogosphere for quite a while, blame it to Wartune. I never thought I would be that easy to get hooked by a mere browser game. No online game has ever captured my interest before to the extent of prioritizing it than my blog, which is my source of income. Worst, I am cashing to the said game.Uh-oh! I am shaking my head with disbelief. I started playing Wartune last January and now I am down to my 5th and hopefully, my last character.

Okay, enough with Wartune...this post is about my comeback to the Blogosphere.

It feels good to be back. I have this enthusiasm again for blogging and it is really a good thing. Even with all stresses I had to face brought by my comeback like renewing domains, looking into advertisers inquiries and complaints, posting updates and revamping blog layouts (which I did last night in this blog - as you can see it is a bit wider now), I am still thankful that I suddenly feel the drive and determination again to go back in blogging. Bloggin…

Flower Boy Ramen Shop

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Title: Flower Boy Ramen Shop | Flower Boy Ramyun Shop (2011)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Written by :Yoon Nan-joong
Directed by: Jung Jung-hwa
Episodes: 16

Main Casts:
Jeong Il-woo as Cha Chi-soo, Lee Chung-ah as Yang Eun-bi, Lee Ki-woo as Choi Kang-hyuk, Park Min-woo as Kim Ba-wool and Jo Yoon-woo as Woo Hyun-woo

Synopsis:
A romance between a 19 year-old high school student and 25 year-old student teacher, who ends up working together in a Flower Boy Ramen Shop.

Yang Eun-bi (Lee Chung-ah) is a struggling university student in her mid-20s preparing for her civil service exam with the dream to become a high school teacher. She accidentally encounters Cha Chi-soo (Jung Il-woo), the arrogant heir to the biggest food conglomerate in South Korea on his first day of arrival from New York after escaping his watchful bodyguards in the airport.

That sudden encounter isn't the last because Eun-bi finds herself assigned as student teacher to a high school owned by Chi-soo's family. And not only…

Just What the Heck Am I Doing?

Yes, as a Blogger, I am being irresponsible and along with that is being unproductive, which is not good. Just what the heck am I doing? Well, I am just wasting my time and hard-earned blogging money on a game. Or it isn't really a waste of time because I am having fun, it's just that it does me no good for it is taking my mind away from blogging - my source of daily bread and self maintenance.

So i have another plans in mind regarding blogging. Since I am irresponsible at the present, and since I feel that I can't fully correct it for now coz I am really hooked to Wartune (fine, it is wartune!), I decided to cut down the number of my blogs. I keep only those that I can maintain with niche that I fully know about. I have been confused anyway with my blogs' niche and to solve the confusion is to kick it away (just lol).

I decided to keep this blog and will wave goodbye to Labzkie. I will then just merge that blog's posts and topic in here. Anyway, if you haven…