K-Drama Watch – Familiar Wife

Today I am going to talk about one of the many K-dramas that I’ve watched and if you have not watch it yet and don’t want any spoilers, stop now.

This drama is about a married couple, JooHyuk and WooJin who has been married for many years.

Life is a daily struggle for both of them as they had to balance work and family obligations.

It got too much for WooJin who felt that she shouldered more responsibilities to a point that it impacted her mental health.

Meanwhile JooHyuk felt like he has been in an abusive relationship and began to question if life could be better if he did not marry WooJin.

He went through a magical toll booth using a magical coin and he found that he was able to travel back to the year he first met WooJin. The next time he woke up, he would be back in his present time, but for a minor thing that he changed in the past, he could see the effect of that action.

So then he decided to change the one thing that he thought was making his life miserable, which is his first encounter with WooJin.

When he woke up, he found that his first encounter with WooJin never happened and he is living a life that he thought was the best he could ever have.

Apparently WooJin has a good life of her own too and JooHyuk began to learn the reasons why his wife from the previous timeline behaved the way she did.

JooHyuk finally understood that he was equally to blame for how bad his marriage was in the previous timeline and in the end he tried to return back to the past so he could go back to the life that he desperately longed for. But he couldn’t.

Did they end up together again?

Well, yes.

How you ask?

They fell in love with each other again.

Now, the moral of the story are:

  • Respect your partner, communicate and listen well.
  • Take responsibilities together.
  • Appreciate what you have and make the best of it. You may not get another chance at it.

Ending was good and deserving for a romance, fantasy drama. The couple restarted a timeline where they had a fulfilling life with ups and downs thrown at them, but they kept supporting and loving each other.

Personally, this drama resonated well with me. Life isn’t all about the destination, but the journey to get there.

Well worth the 16 episodes!

Hello 2019!

Hello and welcome to my first post in 2019! I hope the new year has treated you well now that we’re almost a month into it.

I had a rather busy December leading up to Christmas as it was also the time when school and kindergarten wound up their sessions and there were lots of packing up, gift giving and parting wishes.

I had an interesting break over Christmas with a trip to Singapore before commencing with Christmas festivities and wedding celebrations over the new year in Malaysia.

Regular posts should be back next week (hopefully!) as the school reopens (and hopefully I’ll have more quiet time to work on my posts).

Until then, have a wonderful week ahead!

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How Parents Pack and Travel

Recently I read a thread on how elderly parents pack and get ready for air travel.

There were many stories and people who could relate to this and I found that almost all who had similar stories were late teens to young adults.

Kids, let this aunty enlighten you on why elderly parents pack and get ready the way they are now.

Have you ever pack for 2 adults and one or more kids for lets say, a 3 days 2 nights interstate trip?

If you have not, then don’t ever question your elderly parents on why they get ready the way they do. Chances are, they have had multitude of experiences packing for you and your siblings for most of their lives. If they don’t pack and get ready the way they are now, you and your family won’t ever be ready to venture outside of your house while you were growing up.

It’s fine to question on issues that you feel are exaggerated and in this case it’s getting ready 5 hours before departure time. Please don’t ridicule them though, you don’t know what they’ve been through.

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Historical Drama and Why I Love Them

I love watching historical dramas. Specifically, Asian historical dramas.

What’s not to like about them? The characters wear lots of beautiful clothes and most of the time they have elaborate costumes or make-up.

It’s very easy to see that a lot of thought were put into the extensive layers being worn. They are gorgeous and artistic. 

Have you seen the headpieces adorned in Chinese historical dramas? Absolutely elegant and exquisite.

Historical drama is also the reason why I love YangMi because she never disappoints.

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Yang Mi and Her Conflicted Look

That is Yang Mi and this is the story of why I’ve watched several of her dramas.

Yang Mi is an actress from Mainland China and has acted in numerous dramas and movies.

I’ve watched her in modern dramas and also in historical/fantasy dramas.

I prefer her in historical/fantasy dramas. Why? I just feel that she looks more regal when she acts in historical dramas. She has taken main roles in dramas, made them her own and you could feel the conflicted feelings of the role she’s playing….and it’s very real, the tears and all.

I’ve watched her in The Interpreter, Three Lives, Three Worlds:Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (or Eternal Love), The Negotiator and Legend of Fuyao.

And I hope I’ll be able to watch more of her work in the future.