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My Origin Story February 18, 2017

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So I wanted to talk about my origin story, how exactly did I get into watching Korean dramas or any other Asian dramas? I want to your story as well since it seems like an uncommon hobby! So first of all it started around 2010/2011 Netflix first came out in Canada! So I tried it and I watched anime for the first time, well I have seen anime before this with my brother but nothing that I really loved. Netflix was streaming Fruits Basket and that completely got me hooked. How did they put so much emotion into a animated series! It was just really different from the North American view of animation. I then watched Ouran High which was also really enjoyable. I then looked up Ouran High on the internet and found that it was a manga and I could read what happens past the anime.

I then was introduced into the world of manga. I then started searching for more anime’s online and I came across Nana and that series blew everything out of the water. It took my heart out and stomped it on the ground! I seriously have never felt so invested in a story before. I of course then turned to the manga to find out what happened and sadly the writer has stopped writing the series due to her health. I am still holding out hope that she will finish it one day.!

So after that I was at my local library looking at books and came across a manga section in the library which made me excited, I picked up all the copies of the manhwa Goong and took it home. I quickly read through the few books that there was and of course then turned to the internet to find out more about it. So I kept reading it online and one day I was searching it and came across a live action of the series. I thought it was like a movie so I watched about two hours and was so confused that it wasn’t ending. I then did more research and realized it was a Korean TV series. Weirdly enough I didn’t like it that much to keep watching it and so I left it for a while. But for some reason I went back to the Korean dramas and I found one that was recommended and so the first drama that I completed was Boys Over Flowers which completely sold me into the world of Korean dramas. I haven’t really looked back and have fallen into the wonderland hole of Korean Dramas! So how did your addiction start?

 

Ghost in the Shell Controversy April 18, 2016

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Here is a link to an article discussing the controversy if you want more information.

http://www.zimbio.com/Screen+News/articles/lC4xdn3FBlw/Producers+Reportedly+Considered+Making+Scarlett

So I just wanted to comment on this controversy as I keep seeing it in the news.I just want to talk about the controversy in the new hollywood remake movie for Ghost in the Shell. This is a live action remake of the anime. First of all I have not watched the anime but this does make me want to watch it. It is one of the most popular anime’s ever and the producers have cast Scarlett Johnansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi who is Japanese in the story. They even considered thinking of digitally altering her to look more Asian, apparently this isn’t true but who really knows. As an Asian actor in America I could not imagine how frustrating it is, the few roles that even have Japanese characters are not even given to you. I just think this is crazy after all that has happened at the Oscars with the boycott because of the lack of roles and oscar nominations for African Americans and other races. For some reason they only focused on African Americans where meanwhile Asians were not even given a mention. Here is a movie where they could help change the way people see Asians by making an amazing anime and making it authentic and they instead dismiss this chance and give the role to white person again.

I think the main problems with this is because it has happened so many times before where movies just cast white people as other races, and frankly it is disrespectful and it has never helped a movie before. It becomes a joke and no one takes it seriously. I really hope the director changes his mind and casts someone that is better suited for the role.

 

Liebster Award April 17, 2015

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Wow I have never even heard of such an award but it sure sounds like a fun one!! I never thought that anyone would be reading my blogging on dramas especially because there are many out there! but thank you everyone!

The thanks goes to https://sparklingkay.wordpress.com . Go check out all of her lovely reviews and posts!

So, a Liebster Award is an award given by a blogger to other blogger/s. It is said that the Liebster award was created to recognize and/or discover new bloggers and welcome them to the world of blogging. In my opinion, this seems like a nice gesture for creating connections among bloggers.

There are 6 rules and they are very easy to follow:
1. Link back to the wonderful person that nominated you
2. List 11 facts about yourself (it’s optional )
3. Answer the 11 questions given to you by the person who nominated you for the award.
4. Nominate 11 blogs/bloggers
5. Think up 11 different questions for the people you are nominating to answer.
6. Then you need to notify your nominees so that they know and can answer and join in!

 

11 facts about myself

1. Netflix was my start into everything! I watched fruits basket and the rest was history.

2. I am really upset that the manga author of Nana has not continued writing this manga 😦

3. I am currently having a hard time with my health and doctors have not been able to help me 😦

4. I have been currently been listening the music of Oh Wonder.

5. I have two puppies who I adore!

6. I have not been watching too much anime lately maybe someone could recommend some good ones?

7.  I am definitely a sucker for a good romantic drama! too bad life isn’t more like that!

8. I have recently gotten into making thread bracelets!

9. I want to write a book someday!

10. I have long hair ! I have been trying to figure out when I need to cut it?

11. My face is really round!

 

1. Black or White?

Not sure to what you are referring but I prefer to wear black?

2. If you would star in a drama or movie, which one is it?

I have always liked Personal Taste, the humor with all the love and support through sadness!
3. Printed books or Ebooks?

Printed books are still best to me right now!
4. Favorite Song?

Currently I love You’re my best friend by The Once
5. What do you do when you’re stressed or depressed?

When I’m stressed I try to lose myself in a drama or show?
6. The one skill or talent you wished to be born with?

The skill to make lots of money! lol
7. Who is your favorite actor?

Currently it is Jo In-Sung I basically watched winter that wind blows just for him!
8. Cap or Umbrella?

Probably umbrella?
9. What language do you want to learn?

I would love to learn Korean!! lol
10. Which anime/drama/movie character best describes you or is similar to you?

Probably Dok-Mi(Park Shin-Hye) in Flower Boy Next Door. I don’t get out much!
11. That one place you wish to visit, where is it?

I would love to go to anywhere in Asia would be fun like Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea!

 

Okay I nominate

thedramacorner.wordpress.com

https://dramajjang.wordpress.com

 

Okay 11 questions for you now!

1. What is your favorite era?

2. If you could be an animal what would you be?

3. What is your favorite drama?

4. If you could join a Kpop group which one would you join?

5. If you could spend a day with a celebrity who would you choose?

6. Where would you like to study abroad?

7. If you could change anything about yourself what would it be?

8. What is your favorite song currently?

9. What is the last anime you have watched?

10. What is the last drama that you have completed?

11. What drama do you wish you never spent time watching?

Wow this was more work that I thought! but still lots of fun!

 

 

Thoughts on the second lead July 16, 2014

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Seriously Every TIME!! Why do I always fall for the guy that isn’t the lead?? Oh Young-Do I would take you and your motorcycle too!!

 

Asian Men In Hollywood June 12, 2014

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So I have noticed after watching a lot of asian dramas that asian men are just not given many roles in Hollywood. So when I do see an Asian man on television I get excited because it feels so rare. I mean there are exceptions and asian men can do well I mean Jackie Chan has done really well for himself but he is an exception. Often asian men are stereotyped as nerds or martial artists but they never become the hero or the love interest much in movies etc. This of course affects how the west sees Asian men and they are not seen as desirable as European men. This may also be the case for other countries in the world not portrayed in Hollywood. I mean if you have European descent you are seen as attractive in the West. Anyways I was watching a music video on tv and came across this music video that had an asian man as the love interest and that made me excited and I thought I should share it with everyone. The singer is called Sebell and the song is called  Till The Sun Burns Out. I tried to find the name of the actor but couldn’t! Anyway I hope you all check it out and enjoy!! Picture 1 Picture 2 Picture 3

 

After All We’ve Been Through August 20, 2013

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I realize that this is a reference to books, but I feel like this can be relateable to dramas and mangas!

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