October 27, 2012

Series Review: I am Legend



Title: I am Legend

Storyline


Jun Seol Hee recently divorced after realizing that she deserved to be treated better by her high-flying lawyer husband, Cha Ji Wook, and his arrogant family. Determined to get her life back on track, she returns to her rock band roots, becoming the leader of the Comeback Madonna Band. Her bandmates are fellow 'ahjummas' who have personal problems of their own, and together they search for happiness and personal fulfillment through music.

Thoughts

I was hesitant on watching this series because I don't think it has the atmosphere of the dramas I wanted to watch. But then, I enjoyed watching this drama. I love Kim Eun Jun's fashion statement. Plus she looks like a rocker. She's very fashionable! I love her clothes and her hair style too. But most of all, the OST of the drama is a hit! I love it! Super! Whoever the composer of the songs are, I salute you. Besides the catchy melody of the songs, the lyrics are also good. I'm just a little sad because the ending seems to be open-ended. I don't know if she's going to end up with the composer or the lawyer. The band members are also very talented especially the guitarist (Reum ah). Kang is very pretty, she doesn't look like an ahjumma. Fa-ja is the comedienne in the group. She's really funny and plays the bass guitar well.

I also loved the soundtrack. Here are some of their songs:





Series Review: Princess Hours (Goong)


Title: Princess Hours

Storyline

Spirited art student Shin Chae-Kyung's life turns upside-down when she is told she has been betrothed to her classmate, Lee Shin, who also happens to be the crown prince of South Korea. To save her family from debt, she agrees to the marriage. But complications arise from all sides. The newlyweds can barely stand each other. Shin still pines for former girlfriend and ballerina Min Hyo Rin. Chae-Kyung finds adjusting to palace life difficult. And after years abroad, Lee Yul returns. A past family scandal had displaced him from the line of succession. Now, he is caught between his mother's machinations and his growing feelings towards his cousin's young bride. Source: IMDb

Thoughts

This was shown in the Philippines way back 2006 or so (can't remember when). I've watched it before, but I guess I missed some parts of the series so I decided to watch it again. When I first saw this drama, I had a crush on the Crown Prince (or Lee Shin), but when I watched it again I switched to Yul Goon. Perhaps my taste changed. LOL! I like him more than Lee Shin because I think the latter seems to struggle just to smile while Yul Goon does it with ease. Shin Chaegyung (played by Yoon Eun Yeh) is very cute. She’s very carefree and does not seem to be afraid if she commits mistakes. She's a joyous girl and a little childish at times. YEH played her part well. I 'm just bothered with the way she cries. It annoys me sometimes. The girl who plays Hyo Rin is pretty (Ul-zhang as Koreans say). I really like her face. The Great Queen added spice to this drama. She's funny and a she's the cutest Grandma I've ever seen in Koreanovelas. LOL! Overall, the drama is good and "bitin" as usual. :))

October 10, 2012

Book Review: The Lover's Dictionary


Title: The Lover's Dictionary
Author: David Levithan
Publication Date: January 4, 2011
ISBN: 0374193681
Rating: 


basis, n. 

There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you’re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself. 

If the moment doesn't pass, that’s it—you’re done. And if the moment does pass, it never goes that far. It stands in the distance, ready for whenever you want it back. Sometimes it’s even there when you thought you were searching for something else, like an escape route, or your lover’s face. 

How does one talk about love? Do we even have the right words to describe something that can be both utterly mundane and completely transcendent, pulling us out of our everyday lives and making us feel a part of something greater than ourselves? Taking a unique approach to this problem, the nameless narrator of David Levithan’s The Lover’s Dictionary has constructed the story of his relationship as a dictionary. Through these short entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being within a couple, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.

October 2, 2012

Book Review: Still Alice


Title: Still Alice
Author: Lisa Genova
Rating: 


Alice Howland - Harvard professor, gifted researcher and lecturer, wife, and mother of three grown children - sets out for a run and soon realizes she has no idea how to find her way home. She has taken the route for years, but nothing looks familiar. She is utterly lost. Medical consults reveal early-onset Alzheimer's. 

Alice's slowly but inevitably loses memory and connection with reality, told from her perspective. She gradually loses the ability to follow a conversational thread, the story line of a book, or to recall information she heard just moments before. Genova's debut shows the disease progression through the reactions of others, as Alice does, so readers feel what she feels - a slowly building terror.

October 1, 2012

Book Review: North of Beautiful


Title: North of Beautiful
Author: Justina Chen Headley
Rating: 


As he continued to stare, I wanted to point to my cheek and remind him, But you were the one who wanted this, remember? You're the one who asked-and I repeat-Why not fix your face? 

It's hard not to notice Terra Cooper.

She's tall, blond, and has an enviable body. But with one turn of her cheek, all people notice is her unmistakably "flawed" face. Terra secretly plans to leave her stifling small town in the Northwest and escape to an East Coast college, but gets pushed off-course by her controlling father. When an unexpected collision puts Terra directly in Jacob's path, the handsome but quirky Goth boy immediately challenges her assumptions about herself and her life, and she is forced in yet another direction. With her carefully laid plans disrupted, will Terra be able to find her true path?