August 28, 2012

Pray for Korea.

As you all have known, typhoon Bolaven is now striking Korea. It occured just a few days after I left Korea. According to my friend living in Korea, almost a hundred houses in Korea are blackout and many flights were cancelled. I dont know what cause this typhoon because when Im about to go back on Saturday everything was alright. At the week when I was staying in Korea, it's was raining almost everyday in Seoul even though it's summer and at the time im at Seoul, it was just cloudy but no rain. I thought this was a good sign. Suddenly my friend bbm and told about the typhoon news and I was shocked for a while knowing it just happened 2 days after I left. Korea is such an amazing country. I hope everything will be okay soon. Everybody please be safe.

*photos are sent by my friend


August 26, 2012


Hi im back (again)! Im currently at my room, just arrived home after a 10-day-vacation to Korea. It feels like I dont want to go home and stay in Korea longer. I really enjoyed this vacation as my tour group is also full of crazy people lol our tour leader is a 25yo girl and she's also a kpop lover. She's so funny and makes our vacation really fun. We got a tour guide and a photographer and lucky for us, both of them are typical korean guys you always watch in drama: clean, tall, white, blablabla. Our tour guide is a Korean but his parents are staying in Indonesia and he took Indonesia literature subject in his university class so he can speak Indonesian well. Our photographer can speak English a little and a big NO to speak Indonesian. Both of them are kind and funny and our tour group often tease them. At first our tour guide is so calm and dont speak to much but after we played roller coster together at Everland (only youngsters in my group), his real attitude came up. He is actually that funny crazy guy who can make people laugh all the time. Our photographer is a fully opposite from him; he's quiet but smile all the time and always around to help us. He's the favorite among mommys in our group. We went to many places and I really like all of them. I took so many useless photos such as: the streets, cute korean couple, cute babies, and almost for everything I saw. It's has become one of my dream to travel to Korea and thanks to my parents for making one of my dreams come true.

which one is the tour guide and which one is the photographer?

August 16, 2012

Drama review: A Gentleman's Dignity

완전 대박! It's really entertaining. You can enjoy every episode with different emotions and that's what I like from this drama.You cant ever guess how they will portray the story because the way is different from ordinary drama. Most of the reaction I got while watching this drama: 'wow', 'so sweet', 'ohmygod', 'HAHAHAHA'. The story itself is about F4 in their 40s with life, love, and friendship conflict. Jang Dong Gun as Kim Do Jin who I think his character is really unique. He can do something that other people never think about and he makes it THAT sweet. Kim Ha Neul as his lover, Seo Yi Soo, a 36-year-old ethics teacher in high school who at first secretly in love with Do Jin's bestfriend, Im Tae San played by Kim Soo Ro. He is described as the perfect guy loved by women and he dated Hong Se Ra, Seo Yi Soo's roommate, played by Yoon Se Ah. Kim Min Jong acted as Choi Yoon, a very loyal husband to his died wife and Lee Jong Hyuk as Lee Jung Rok, a married-playboy whose wife is the owner of Gangnam street.(rich people area). I find the story itself is really fresh since it is a project by writer-director behind Secret Garden series. Just like what they did before, here we also got signature scenes: cherry blossom kiss, window kiss, and floor kiss. The series was postponed for almost 2 weeks during the Olympics leaving episode 19 & 20 behind. I was glad to know that SBS decided not to extend the series since usually Korean dramas are likely to do so if the rating are high. Another plus point: usually when they make F4 as the main point of the drama, they'll just focus the story in one character but here they make it balance where all 4 men have their own problems and loveline. They also had a lot of cameos, not just one two three but really A LOT. CN Blue's Jonghyun also played an important role here, considering him as the cause of one of the conflict. One of my personal reason why I watch this drama is the main casts. I've watched Kim Ha Neul acting in Blind and You're My Pet and no doubt she is one of Korea's most popular actress. A Gentleman's Dignity also remarks as Jang Dong Gun comeback drama in silver screen after 12 years which his last one was All About Eve in 2000. If you are a drama addict, I highly recommend you to watch this drama. You'll never get bored even once. For the OST, I will include the link to download the songs below listed from my most favorite one.

OST. 신사의 품격
1. 종현 - 내 사랑아 HERE
2. 이현 - 가슴이 시린 게 HERE
3. 김태우 - High High HERE
4. 장동군 - 나보다 더 HERE

A drama about the careers and love lives of urban professionals. It will tell the story of four men in their forties as they go through love, breakup, success and failure. Kim Do Jin, an architect with a scathing tongue have romantic relationship with strict high school teacher Seo Yi Soo, who moonlights as an umpire at amateur baseball games. Im Tae San is dating a cold-hearted woman but wonders if there is someone else out there for him. Choi Yoon tries to heal his heart after losing his wife four years ago. Lee Jung Rok marries an older woman for money but may lose his comfortable lifestyle in a divorce.

'Boys dont mature, they just age. But aged boys know how to flow with a different destination and shine with a different color. Thanks to these ladies, we earn our chances to be a gentleman.' - Kim Do Jin (A Gentleman's Dignity)

*photos and songs are creditted to google
Kim Do Jin and Seo Yi Soo first meeting
cherry blossom kiss
window kiss

August 13, 2012

Drama review: Ghost

This drama is absolutely awesome! I've ever said that I liked rom-com drama so much and I wont watch any drama without romance in it. But this drama is indeed an exception. I made the review the minute I finished this drama. Ghost is mostly about cyber crime investigation squad which members are Kim Woo Hyun (So Ji Sub), Yoo Gang Mi (Lee Yeon Hee), Lee Tae Gyun (MBLAQ G.O), Han Yong Suk (Kwon Hae Hyo), Gang Eun Jin (Baek Seung Hyun), and Lee Hye Ram (Bae Min Hee). Kim Woo Hyun was the team leader and then something happened made him got changed by another police official, Kwon Hyeok Ju (Kwak Do Won). One of this drama's plus point is we know who the villain is but he cant be arrested because of his power. You have known him like since the mid of the drama and the rest will be how they're going to arrest him. Kim Woo Hyun has a friend named Park Ki Yeong (Daniel Choi) who is his bestfriend during their training as police but one day he suddenly decided to quit becoming a policeman. Later on the reason why he quit will be the main point of this drama which causes much trouble. As the villain we got Jo Hyeon Min (Uhm Ki Joon) who you may previously see him in Scent Of A Woman as the kindhearted doctor. In this drama he is really really that nappeun namja. Except for all their good points, there's a thing I hate: in the few beginning episodes, they often used 'Phanton Of the Opera' song. This made me feel horror a bit and I hate anything related to horror. Overall I like this drama a lot. I will give 9.5 out of 10 stars.

A drama based on a cyber investigation squad. Kim Woo-Hyun is the only son of a high ranking police officer. Woo-Hyun entered the police academy ranked first and graduated from the academy ranked first. As a detective, he then joins the cyber investigation department. Woo-Hyun then works to reveal the secrets of those that hide within the cyber world. - hancinema

twitter: @gpratini

*all photos are creditted to google

August 01, 2012

BBQ 2012.

Last wednesday we had a BBQ at pinle's house. Considered it as a farewell party because she will go to Jakarta on Sunday. This is the first time I gather with my classmates again after a long time, probably since the BBQ held at my house in April. We can only meet like maybe once a year? I will miss all of them, especially asoi, ceha, makjul, pinle, and avel :(