March 29, 2014

Getaway No. 1

Yes this is the first getaway with my friends in Jogja (I think). We went to Alun-Alun Kidul last week which was close to the Keraton Jogja (place where Sultan/King lives) after we'd dinner at around Taman Siswa area. I was surprised at first because I never thought it would be that crowded at night. There were lots of people and a kind of attraction like cars but with shining lamps and we cycled it by ourselves. I dont know how to explain. We also can see people eating together in what we called as angkringan (place where we sit on the ground while eating) and selling many toys including those bubbles we blew during our childhood. I enjoyed the time we were there, and maybe I'll go back again.

March 22, 2014

Drama review: The Master's Sun (주군의 태양)

Actually I've watched this last year during its airing but too bad I didnt have time to do the recap because I forgot about it and then moved on with new dramas. This is considered as one of my best dramas in 2013, airing at the same time as Good Doctor. I didnt even finished Good Doctor because I think starting in the mid the story went worse and I didnt get the hype like the first part of the story. The main lead here is Joo Jong Won (acted by So Ji Sub), a CEO of Kingdom who owns many hotels and department stores in Korea and his love interest is Tae Gong Sil (acted by Gong Hyo Jin), a woman with a good life until she got into an accident few years back and after waking from coma, she can see ghosts. Coincidentally, she met Joong Won and when she touched him, the ghosts are all disappeared. Because of this, she does everything that can make her get close to Joong Won who can prevent her from seeing ghosts. Joong Won himself is also a complicated character; he has a painful past which makes him distrust people and suffer from dyslexia. As you might have guessed, this will all lead to a loveline. I should say Gong Hyo Jin is really good at portraying her character; she looks absolutely worse and creepy and I like it. She's one of my favorite actress because she can pull off any character give to her with her own style, not to mention Pasta which is also my favorite drama. This is also the very first time for So Ji Sub acting in a romcom so people did anticipate much and of course he didnt disappoint us. He has trademark gestures and words which can make me laugh everytime I see it. There are so many reasons why I love this drama: the creepy and ghost-themed plot, pairing of Gong Hyo Jin and So Ji Sub which make them ridiculously good, a little mystery, and of course a good OST. OSTs have always been an important factor for me to enjoy the drama because when you watch a good drama with good storyline and pairing but accompany with a bad OST, everything will be ruined. Personally, recommend this one to Good Doctor. 주군의 태양 짱!
PS: They also have so many great poster photos kyaaaaa!!

Joo Joong-won (So Ji Sub) is the stingy and greedy CEO of Kingdom, a conglomerate that includes a major department store and hotel. He meets the gloomy Tae Gong Sil (Gong Hyo Jin), who started seeing ghosts after an accident. Their lives take a new turn as they work together to deal with the terror and sadness brought about by the spirits, while delving into a kidnapping incident in Joong Won's past.


my favorite scene !! *faint*

March 21, 2014

Cycle x Cycle.

This block has been going for a week and I feel it's not as interesting as the previous one. To be honest, sometimes I just bored with the cycle because every 6 weeks we start again with something similar as what we have done. The worst part is I still cant control my habit of watching dramas and reading novels although my addiction to k-pop has far way decreased. My drama list is getting longer from what I've predicted; at first I want to watch Emergency Couple, Three Days, and God's Gift. Suddenly Im hooked into Bride of The Century starring Lee Hong Ki and Yang Jin Sung which is ridiculously good and I add this to my list too. After that, now Im bored of Emergency Couple because it's a few more episodes to the end but why hasnt the OTP gone back together? I just dont want the writer to push everything to the end and make a nonsense ending. Still only Bride of The Century and Three Days are on my list, mostly because Three Days stars Yoochun as the main lead and you know why Im watching it. Going to do a recap after those dramas end. Ciao! xx

March 16, 2014

Book review: Amazing Guardian (Ran Orihara) (1 & 2)

At first I thought these books were translated from the Japanese novels but turned out it was locals haha Im being fooled! Nope dont make it wrong I always love local novels and Im one of those hardcore readers. This series contain 2 books and I've been eyeing them since last week before my exam was done. The story tells about Hogosha Gakuen, a high school in Tokyo suburb. There's a legend that has been kept for 17 years and still going on which is called "Guardian". Guardian protects the school quietly but no one knows who they are. They have a website where Hogosha's students can send email of their request and they will make it come true. As long as they are students of Hogosha and they send an email when they're at school, the email will be considered to be fulfilled. So there are these guys: Asa, Naito, Kaze, and Izumi who are students' council members and they're considered as the highest hierarchy besides the headmaster. In the morning they are just students but at night they're the Guardian. I find this book so cool by the way the writer describes the characters. I have never met books like these where the stories are purely told in a very Japanese way. The cover is drawn like a comic one which is also another plus point for me: comic-like novel. I love it when they called Asa as Princess Asa when she is at school but nobody actually knows in fact she's a super bad-tempered girl since she always acts elegantly in front of others. Naito is also my favorite: he is cool and charismatic and Asa's childhood friend. I can sense something is going on between Asa and Naito but too bad Asa is not sensitive HAHA this book is my recommended one for March and I hope you'll love this one like I do. Adios!

March 15, 2014

After study hard, play hard.

Life's been so good that exam has over. My eager to blog has come out again with no burden of having exam. Yesterday after exam, I and my group decided to go to Candi Ratu Boko, one of Jogja's tourism place which was close to Prambanan. I've been there once, but it's been like almost 2 years ago. It's cloudy and raining for a while when we reached there. Luckily we managed to capture the orange sky because of the sunset though it's not clear enough.

March 01, 2014

Manse manse

March is here and I've got lots of friends who celebrate their birthday this month. My daily life is still the same, but I enjoy this block a lot. It tells about how adolescence behave and why those things happen. It's also been raining for a whole week and pretty good that all the ashes are swept away. Routinities have been back as they were before, not to mention that this block is going to finish in 2 weeks. I think as time flies, my craving for kpop is not as big as it was before. I dont know if it's just me or what but kpop is just getting worse gradually. I like the old hype and to SMent please bring me the old TVXQ. I only keep updating about dramas and films as Korean's is sooooo good now. Their dramas really improve a lot compared to a few years back. Im still following Emercency Couple now, and trying to catch up with Beyond The Clouds (Full Sun) and next week Yoochun's drama Three Days is premiering!
PS: I just hope mom comes here again to celebrate my birthday together. Fingercrossed xx