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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 20



Welcome welcome to Day #20! Can’t believe that we’re 2/3s into this challenge already…Today’s question is in fact:

Your favourite drama from a non-romance genre

I used to watch quite a couple of non-romance dramas in the past since so many good ones came out awhile back. Looking at my drama lists for today’s challenge, I kinda realised that I need to go and explore some more recent non-romance dramas since so many good ones have come out in recent years. But anyway, below are just some past personal favourites.

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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 19



Hey everyone, it’s lovely to see you all again. Today for Day #19, our question is:

Drama that started your obsession towards a particular actor/actress

For those who have followed the blog for quite a while now, I’m sure you can guess who my choice might be (at least in terms of actress more so than drama) since I perhaps obsess about her more than it is necessary. She has been an actress that I have adored for years and someone who I am sure to follow for many more years to come.

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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 18


Hello and welcome back to the 30 Day Asian Drama Challenge! Today’s question is:

Your favourite second female lead character in a drama

I really love this challenge simply because it asks questions that really allows you to step back for a moment and think “Huh…I’ve never really thought about that before”. It asks about some really unique questions which I believe most asian drama watchers don’t think about often, especially today’s question.

Rarely do we see the second female lead in a good light. For some bizarre reason, writers and directors always paint these specific characters as either annoying, conniving or just a bitch all round. Thankfully however, we meet some pretty decent ladies who are amusing, understanding and act as normal people. Perhaps because they are so rare to come by, that we keep them within our hearts for many years to come.

1. Ji Hye (Emergency Couple)

Credit: Dramabeans

Credit: Dramabeans

It is really rare to see a likeable second female lead in dramas, especially ones that are not only nice but also rational. Ji Hye was really the true winner in this drama, as she always seemed to be on the ball and professional when everyone else was too preoccupied with the atypical love drama across the department. I hope to see someone similar to her character in a future drama because trust me, the K-drama world needs them.

2. Jeong Hyang (The Painter of the Wind)


This one I feel could be disputably unfair/incorrect but I kinda don’t care since I adored her character in this drama too much. Obviously aside from the fact that this drama features the main relationship between a student and mentor, most would agree that the other pairing of this drama was truly memorable too. Jeong Hyang is just such a mature and beautiful character both inside and out. She was painted (pun unintended) as such a delicate and dedicated woman who just simply fell in love with Yoon Bok as any woman would. She was neither distasteful nor obsessive; she was just a lovely character to watch and follow.

Here’s the 30 Day Asian Drama Challenge if you are interested in joining!  I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s answers to these questions.


❤ Hyunnie ^^~

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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 17



Hey hey~ It is day #17! For today’s question, it’s:

Your favourite sidekick character in a drama

Today’s question is super super fantastic because a while back, I had posted something similar onto Dramafever. Now, I can dig it up what I wrote back then, and add/subtract anything for today’s answer. Hooray!

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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 16



Is it day 16? It sure is! Welcome back everyone~ Today’s question iiiissssss:

Drama that ruined your fondness for an actor/actress you previously liked

I honestly feel like the whole blogverse will agree with me on this, since I believed most have answered with the same actor…

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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 15



Hello and welcome back to Day 15 of the Asian Drama Challenge! We are halfway already!!! How even?? Anyway, let’s jump right into it.

Drama you watched in full, but it was a waste of your time in retrospect

This question today does pose a challenge, since I’m one of those people who tend to drop dramas if they don’t hook me in from the first couple of episodes. But, I guess this question gives me some time to reflect on which dramas at the end of the day, really did waste my time now that I think about it.

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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 14


Hello and welcome back to the blog! For today’s question, it is:

Drama villain that you loved to hate or sympathised with

To settle on one memorable villain is slightly difficult, as some dramas actually take the time to try and develop backstories for them, which tends to be a neglected aspect typical of any drama villain. As for the two that I list below, they are just a small representation of some drama villains that I’ve come across which have stuck with me all this time.

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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 13



Hey~~ Today’s question proved to be my biggest challenge yet…because I rarely watch series that would feel great as a new asian drama adaptation, and most movies I feel that are good, should just stay as is. Anyway, today’s question:

Western series (or a movie) you think could be adapted into a drama

After seeing recent adaptations such as The Good Wife succeed in Kdrama world, I was thinking along the lines of something that could be at times serious like Vampire Prosecutor yet still funny and quirky like Goblin is right now. And that’s when I remembered one of my childhood favourite US series.

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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 12



Hello my lovely readers back to the blog. Hopefully, some of you won’t kill me after reading today’s entry xD

Actor or actress you dislike for reasons you can’t explain

Now, I’m not someone who seems to have an opinion on everything, so to be honest, this list was slightly difficult to put together. To ensure that I don’t start an uncontrollable rant, I’ve condensed this list to 2 actors and 2 actresses (hopefully that ain’t a lot in retrospect)

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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 11



Welcome back everyone! It’s Day 11 already?? How…Anyway, today’s question is gonna be fun fun fun (if you can’t tell, that was spoken with sarcasm xD)

Drama pairing that you thought would have great chemistry, but they didn’t

Following yesterday’s question, today’s asks about the opposite, and I’ll try to explain why the following pairings just didn’t meet my expectations. There are quite a couple of pairings out there whose chemistry is indeed questionable, but the ones below are more of the recent ones that I can think of.

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