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AsiaReviewerManiac’s Embarrassingly Lacking Year In Review (2015): Just don’t bother asking…

Hey all! *pindropping silence* I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday spent with your family and friends!! I know I know, possibly no excuses could ever save my ass for the unprecedented hiatus from blogging and from life in general. It has been one wacky second half of 2015 both in my uni life and also in my work life. All I can kinda say is that my random disconnection from the outside world kinda paid off, gifting me with my first 2 HDs EVER IN ALL OF MY UNI LIFE (it has been 3 years too long I’d say) soooooo I guess the break kinda paid off?? I don’t really want to say that leaving my blog like that was a great decision from the start, but this is kinda what happens when ‘life’ takes over. Uni just drained my desire to seek for dramas to watch as enjoyment, and so no drama-driven juices to write with was present, which in turn didn’t really give me enough ‘stuff’ (for lack of a better word) to blog about.

However, over the last 2 ½ months or so (once I finished the uni semester really) I just had the random desire to just watch anything, which led me to go on a random tangent of watching just Chinese dramas, one after the other. Sure, there was some Korean dramas in between (which were indeed much needed once you see this heavy list) but if you see literally have an overview glance of the list, it is literally just Chinese dramas. And each one is just heavy, heavy, HEAVY! *awkward silence* …You’ll understand once you see the list, trust me.

So, the main reason why I was convinced to make this long post is simply…I was just not in the mood to write a review for each and every drama that I’ve watched over the past 2 months. After starting and not finishing multiple multiple reviews over the past month and a half or so, I knew that enough was enough; I was definitely not gonna get any of these reviews out by the end of the year, full stop. And so, in order to give justice to some of these dramas that were in fact quite good and enjoyable, this post is going to be published as both a way to say “hey, I’m still alive” and also a way to say goodbye to a wacky, crazy and a clusterf*** of a year FOR ME! Ummmm, so without further ado, let’s get on with it!

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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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Temporary hiatus, and my sad reality (sob)

 

*Sigh* If only it were that easy...

*Sigh* If only it were that easy…

Hey everyone; this is going to be quite brief.

I am going to probably going to be MIA for the next two weeks. This is due to the fact that I have two 3000 word essays due in under two weeks time, both of which I have had hardly any progress in over the last couple of days. I’m trying, honestly I am, but I am just having so much trouble with them, especially my US History one; that one is just over my head now.

So, I do apologise that I won’t be able to post anything up. I really wanted to pump out my Empress Ki review tomorrow, but I’ve decided to place it on hold for now, and post it up first thing once I get a chance to actually do so. I really want to put a little bit more effort into it since I believe it requires a little bit more than just say “Hey, I liked it, and the ending sucked; finished”. NO, that is not my opinion about the drama, and it will remain this way 😉

Also, there was a bunch of things that I wanted to do too besides it. Here is a miniature list:

  • First Impressions: “步步惊情 (Bu Bu Jing Qing)” (Yep, it finally started, and it feels like a MESS!)
  • First Impressions: “Conspiracy in the Court” (JIN YI HAN!!!)
  • First Impressions: “A New Leaf” (…JIN YI HAN!!!) Hey, can’t help but support Tal-Tal, right?
  • Final Review: “You From Another Star” (Yes, I finally finished it! Thank goodness~)
  • First Impressions: “Golden Rainbow” (It seemed interesting enough to watch)

Phew, that was a list huh? And it’s all just sitting here, collecting virtual dust for at least the next two weeks 😦   Hopefully, I will jump back on the bandwagon ASAP once everything is done!

I love you all, and I hope that this will not take me away from you all for too long. I am sorry that I haven’t been as active as I could be, but uni work is just biting up my butt at the moment, and I can’t just ignore it – it is practically impossible to do so! Seriously, I really need to get a working timetable on both my uni and blogging life; this is getting terribly out of hand!

Thank you all for the continuous support you all have provided me, and I promise to see you all very soon~~

ThankYou

❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~

P.S. Have some beautiful and handsome Tal-Tal pics while you’re at it 😉    No need to thank me!

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I will forever ship this couple...FOREVER I TELL YA!

I will forever ship this couple…FOREVER I TELL YA!


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Girl’s Day’s “Something” is out, and it’s looking to be like Hyuna and the girls, but instead it’s Minah…*sigh* here we go again…

Hello, hello and I am back with my first K-pop review of the year!!! WOW, it has been such a long time; I almost forgot how reviews actually work around here LOLOLOL as if that could happen ><

Beautiful, sexy ladies...geez, as a woman myself I'm a bit thrown back as to how perfect they look >//<

Beautiful, sexy ladies…geez, as a woman myself I’m a bit thrown back as to how perfect they look >//<

Anyway, the first review of the year is Girl’s Day first comeback of the year called “Something”, which came out on the 3rd this month. The song is great, and reminds us of what Girl’s Day is capable of doing. However, the MV itself may speak a different story…is it just me, or is it a bit too Minah-biased?

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Important Announcement to all! (I’m going…)

…to the Gold Coast for a mini holiday! Yes, I should have planned to announce this much earlier however there is something called ‘urgent packing’ and ‘so much to do, so little time to do it’.

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I’ll be going up to the Gold Coast (Surfer’s Paradise to be more accurate) for a week to spend some time with the family and to also celebrate my birthday as well (January 12th  for those who are curious and yes, I know it’s the same date as D.O’s birthday too ^^) Since I’m pretty sure that I won’t be having a stable, consistent internet connection on hand once I’m there, that means that I probably won’t be posting anything for the next week or so. Hopefully, I’ll post something the moment I get back home safe and sound but until then, nothing can be certain.

So now, I am going to go and quickly finish off that second part of the awards (hopefully) and get it posted up by tomorrow in time for my flight. If I’m lucky, another review (first of the year!) will be posted up too. So sorry that I’ve been in a mess guys; hopefully when I get back I will be steaming forward and actually doing something.

Anyway, I wish you all a lovely break (if you’re having one at the moment) and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas/New Year holiday!!! See you guys in a week!

❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~

P.S. I will miss you readers *tear drop*


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Did I really just do that?! 5 habits we’ve picked up from K-dramas – Post on DramaFever

Hello everybody!

I will explain my mini hiatus after I come back from my exam today but I just wanted to post up this article before I forget. I have done another guest post on DramaFever after a week-long hiatus (I need to/can get back on track now), and I hope that you can all enjoy!

Laugh like a maniac? Check!

Laugh like a maniac? Check!

There are a few surefire signs that tip off those around you to the fact that your life has ultimately been consumed by both K-dramas and Korean culture. Below are 5 habits that every K-drama addict can relate to, and you have to admit that you have at least one of them, right?

http://www.dramafever.com/news/did-i-really-just-do-that-5-habits-weve-picked-up-from-k-dramas/

Thanks for sticking around guys, and have a lovely day ^^

❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~