This summer, the k-drama gods weren’t kind to me. None of the shows appealed to me. So, what does a couch potato like me do? Go search for entertainment elsewhere. My wandering eyes settled in China where I read a lot of Ding Mo novels and watched the shows produced from said books.
I’ve also learned to do more outdoor stuff… like gardening. Although I have to admit, it’s not my favorite past time.
But fall has arrived and despite the chill in the air not making the air crisper, the drama gods have come back and given people like me the opportunity to grab the remote and curl up on the couch to watch episodic shows (rather than doing a marathon) worth yammering about.
My current obsession is Because This Is My First Time. Loving this show right now, so much so, I’ve written about it. Not only do the characters resonate but they are people I’ve come across in my daily life. I may have been them in the many stages of my life.
If you’re looking for one show to occupy your days, this is one worth perusing. You’ll thank me later.
Ah, writing… My fickle muse. I’ve written half a chapter on a story, completely skipping the second half of it and writing the following chapter.
Because my muse decided she wants to go and write a sexy scene without having a natural way of getting there.
I swear, at times, I just want to abandon said muse and get a new one.
However, this one is fun… And quirky… And sarcastic.
Now if only she stays on task!
I’ve written another article (it’s not posted yet) about watching Train-Wreck shows. They’re also known as guilty pleasure shows but I tend to reserve the latter label to shows that actually have substance. Train wrecks don’t. What shows have you watched that fall in this category?
Lastly, I’m working hard on translating Master Devil Don’t Kiss Me. I have 2 betas who’re working hard with me and I can’t thank them enough. Chapters 12 and 13 go up tomorrow and it’s because of them this is getting relatively easier.
Kumowoyo, @lhie and @pumpkingirl920. Saranghe, chingua!
I’ve recently been “invited” to write articles for one of the sites I commonly visit. I have to admit, I was quite unsure what kind of response I’d get.
I mean, I’ve not written an article since my school paper days… and I won’t tell you how long ago that was!
I’ve stated I’m a closet Korean drama (k-drama) fan. I’ve watched probably about 50 of them in the past 2 years or so. I’ve also watched a few Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, and Thai (also known as lakorn) dramas. You know what I’ve realized after I’ve catalogued the Asian shows I’ve watched? K-dramas probably show the least amount of “sismance” (some people call it wo-mance), compared to other Asian dramas.
Sismance? Yes, it’s a play on words similar the term, bromance.
Should this be an issue? Not in the “oh-my-gosh-the-world-is-ending” kind of scenario but it’s worth taking a gander especially if a woman limits her viewing to k-dramas.
I don’t hold a psychology or psychiatry degree but if the shows a woman watches shows isolation, inability to make friendships with the same gender in fear of feeling inferior, or female friends won’t help move her life down the right path, then something is seriously wrong.
I have to come clean: I do have a lot of male PLATONIC friends. However, they can never replace my girlfriends. Without them, I’ll be nothing but one of the bros who happens to wear a skirt occasionally. Again, nothing wrong with that, but it’s definitely different. Take it from someone whose siblings are male.
Anyway, let me know what you think once you’ve read my article.