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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 2

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Welcome back everyone! Let’s move onto Day 2 of this challenge:

Actor(s) that proved you wrong about their acting abilities

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“Somewhere Only We Know” (2015) Movie Review: Hmmmm, what was I really expecting??

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Hey everyone, how are you all doing? I’ve been slightly busy over the past week with my part-time job (working at one of the most busiest supermarkets in the area for five days in a row saps everything out of you) so I do apologise for not being able to post over the past week. I’ve been trying to maintain a routine of posting something once a week over the past month or so, which I’ve felt is manageable and a solid routine. Sadly, I couldn’t do that last week, but I hope to make it up to you all with this review!

Today, it is a Chinese movie review, and in fact the first movie review of the year! I finished watching this movie in the cinemas just yesterday, and let’s just say that I went in not expecting much from it, despite the hype.

And, no matter how sad it is to admit this, I kinda thanked myself afterwards for that…Kris gege, I’m so sorry!! Please forgive me and let me explain myself!

So, let us discover together the reasons why, together.

Oh, by the way there is a small spoiler but don’t worry because I’ve noted it beforehand kekeke~

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“It’s Okay, That’s Love” Review: One of the most refreshing dramas that I have ever seen in a LONG time

A drama definitely worth experiencing, with lessons worth learning...

A drama definitely worth experiencing, with lessons worth learning…

Overall Review:

A drama that never enters the realm of absurdity; it seemed too good to be true at times.

Hello lovelies and welcome back! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday; I sure did! As the title (and fantastic picture) has already hinted to you, this review has been placed on hold for too long and so it is finally time for me to share with you all what I thought of “It’s Okay, That’s Love”, possibly one of the best dramas I have ever seen in 2014 (and when I mean dramas, I mean out of any Taiwanese, Chinese, Korean etc. that I have seen all year!) There is just so many positive aspects to say about this drama, but not enough negatives for it to seem fair. Anyway, let’s get started, shall we?

As per usual, I will try to make this review as spoiler-free as possible, which actually may happen this time hehehe~

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“It’s Okay, That’s Love” First Impressions: Oh yeah, I’m so going to enjoy this :3

Hey hey everyone, and welcome back to the blog! As we are all aware, some new K-dramas are starting to roll in over the course of the next couple of weeks. One drama in particular that I have been keeping a close eye of is, as the title may have already mentioned,”It’s Okay, That’s Love”. After hearing that both In-Sung oppa and Hyo-Jin unni were going to be co-starring in the drama, I already had such high expectations for the drama. And, as expected, they did not fail me at all!

Sooooooooo let’s get started!

Such pretty people...they look great together btw >///<

They are so pretty~…they look great together btw >///<

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I finally return to…lawsuits and break ups…WHAT the hell??!

Pfft, I wish LOL!

Pfft, I wish LOL!

I am finally returning!!! Hooray!

Oh my, how I’ve have missed you all! *Kisses and hugs thrown everywhere* Exams are now all complete, essays have all been handed in and I’m slowly gaining my sleeping routine back (staying up for five consecutive nights is the worst sort of pain to ever experience. Trust me, DON’T DO IT!!! ><) So, I’ll be slightly slow, but I’ll get there.

The purpose of this post is simple – it’s just going to be short and sweet, and it’s just a way to say “Thank You for waiting” and that “Yes, I’m still alive!”

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Super Junior-M’s “Swing” teasers have been released, and I will probably not concentrate all day tomorrow…Youtube stalking, here I come!

Hey guys and welcome back to another post in relation toooooooooooooooooooooooo

C-POP!!! Yay for C-pop! 

So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything involving C-pop. I’ve missed so many exciting and potential reviews that it’s truly saddening *tear drop* Not to mention, I’ve missed so many opportunities to review on anything about Super Junior, which in my books seems like a sin I’ve committed (I’m so sorry Oppas, please forgive me!)

Well, as the title may have hinted already (honestly Hyunnie, how thick can you get?!) this post will be relevant to the official teasers for Super Junior-M’s “Swing”! HOORAY FOR THE COMEBACK OF SJ-M! God I’ve missed them so much ><

And so, without further ado, let’s get started with the release of Super Junior-M’s teasers for “Swing”!

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The Asia Reviewer Maniac Awards 2013 – Part 1 of 2

Hahaha what a cheesy title huh?I AM BACK FROM THE DEAD!!! Finally! After suffering from days of no blogging, I’m finally able to come back with this; the Asia Reviewer Maniac Awards of 2013! Yes I know, a bit late past Christmas but hey, Christmas is family time peoples; I had to spend it with some of the special people in my life (even though you readers count as a portion of that, sorry!)

2013 has been a huge year for Asian pop culture, whether it is music, dramas or even animes. In particular, Kpop has been huge this year, where the international community has also begun to notice even more about what Korean music has to offer. Nonetheless, other aspects of Asian pop culture such as anime, dramas and other styles of music have also been shone in the spotlight and has been taken notice by other parts of the world as well. God I’m so proud to be Asian :3

Alright so the awards are all based on my own personal opinion, and also what I have been able to see and discover this year. Yes, there will be some categories which will be slightly lacking than others, but please understand that I am but only one person, and it is simply not possible to get around to everyone and everything >< If you aren’t that satisfied with the results I’ve concluded with, then leave a comment below stating what or who you think should have won what category. Also, if you haven’t noticed already from my blog site, it is pretty Kpop biased, so the Kpop section of the awards will take a major portion of the awards lol. Hope you all don’t mind that! And so, here goes!

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The list below I discovered from Saphirya’s Kpop Award 2013 blog post. She has given a fantastic list, which is what I have based my results from. Go check out her blog site for more Kpop awesomeness! http://saphirya.com/

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EXO FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY RELEASES MIRACLES OF DECEMBER…albums…NEED I SAY MORE?!

Alright, enough joking around –  it’s gone on for WAY TOO LONG! The albums are finally out now, and I’m reminded even more that Christmas is literally just around the corner (hmmm is it guilty of me that I haven’t been too into the spirit yet?)

I don’t know what’s wrong with me guys…can someone save me from this Christmas depression I’m going through at the moment?

Anyways, let’s finish this once and for all!

By the way, I am aware that I’ma bit delayed; it was released over the weekend after all but…WHO CARES?!

YOU ARE FINALLY HERE! Yep, my Christmas list is complete...I think.

YOU ARE FINALLY HERE! Yep, my Christmas list is complete…I think.

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EXO FINALLY FINALLY RELEASES MIRACLES OF DECEMBER…MVs. Yep, just the MVs…WHERE’S THE ALBUMS GODDAMMIT?!

An amazing song, in both Chinese and Korean *tear drop*

An amazing song, in both Chinese and Korean *tear drop*

I am literally melting here.

I’m probably suffering from post-traumatic fangirl syndrome or something; I don’t know.

The only thing I am well aware of is the fact that I have to still wait another 4 more days for the rest of the album to be released, which to this woman here *points at herself* sounds like a death sentence!

*Intake deep breath*…Now, let us begin…

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