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.ย 

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

Historical drama is also the reason why I love YangMiย 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.ย 

The Future of Take-away

Now that the single-use plastic bags are banned in supermarkets (other shops are free to use it still) in Victoria, I start to wonder, what will the future of take-away be if plastic containers were to be banned in years to come.

I guess there isn’t much problem with the fish & chips shop because they have been packing their food in butchers paper.

What about the tasty Asian take-away such as the fried or soupy noodles? Or even the soup dishes? How will those be packed in an environmentally friendly packaging and still be able to hold liquid or gravy dishes?

Paper straw is taking over plastic ones
This might appear only in the history books in generations to come
Typical take-away containers

BTS and A Wishful Collaboration ๐Ÿ˜

Does anyone not know BTS?

Photo source : LG Electronics’ official Flickr

I used to know only the name and just some promotional materials of the band over the years. I wasn’t into them at all.

But several weeks back I read about them and their song-making. It sounded interesting so I decided to give their music a chance.

It was AMAZING, CRAZY AND BEAUTIFUL!

And the dance moves too…OUT OF THIS WORLD!

This mind of mine is having a wishful thinking right now..what if BTS does a collaboration with Michael Jackson???

Wouldn’t that be just AWESOME!!!

What I Post on My Facebook

I love my social media channels.

I don’t have too many, and the ones I have are frequently accessed.

I love my blog website. I have had a few others over the years but I couldn’t find my main motivation to maintain those blogs. But this current blog has been a channel for me to find my voice, explore my mind and express my creativity.

What else? Hmm, I have Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and each one has it’s own strengths and weaknesses.ย 

I post photos on Instagram.

I look for ideas and inspirations from Pinterest.

And I post updates on Facebook.

Do I like what I see on my social media accounts is the question that I would like to answer today. I will only refer to my Facebook account since that is where all the actions are.

Well there are days when my feed is fun and exciting. Some days though they are bearable. I don’t like reading swearing status updates. I understand that they only need an outlet to express their frustrations but if you want to do it on Facebook and it’s set to public, then be prepared for a backlash. Not from me though. I don’t give a hoot. Unless you’re a close friend or family member, then I’ll ask how’s your day been.ย 

Having said that, I only post my blog updates on my blog’s Facebook page, and once in a while posting updates on the goings-on in my life plus a photo or two.

Over the years though, Facebook has not been as exciting as it used to be. Maybe because I’m a lot older now. Or I’m just over that quick, meaningless ramblings status updates.

How I see Facebook now is it is an exclusive, member only bulletin board.

Get rich quick business opportunities. Cheaper political stage. Real or fake news. Food to eat to achieve long life. Places to visit before you die.ย 

I welcome all cat photos and videos. They really make my day.

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A Tale of Love and Modern Witches

Today I am going to talk about a summer Korean drama that I am half way watching.

Witch’s Love
Image Source : MBN

It is called Witch’s Love and like most other summer K-dramas, it has a simple and light story line, packaged in 12 episodes. Let me tell you that even for a 12 episodes drama, the kissing scenes are too many to count and it actually surpasses past K-dramas with more high profile actors.

For those who are planning to watch this drama and have yet started, please stop reading because what I’m about to say will contain spoilers.

So we know that ChoHong lost her powers and in order to get it back, she has to kiss her fated man.

The moment she heard the ringing bells while wearing the elf looking ears, she was on the phone with JaeWook and Director Ma was tapping her shoulder at the same time. Who is the ringing bells meant for?

When she got to kiss Director Ma, the rose sign on her chest flickered. What does that mean? She hasn’t gotten her powers back yet at that time, and she was supposed to get her powers back instantly after getting the kiss from her fated man, but she did not.

And we know later on when she fainted and JaeWook gave her CPR, she got her powers back when she was at the emergency department.ย 

What was the flickering rose all about?

Maybe JaeWook wasn’t her fated man but Director Ma is, and when her powers came back to her while she was at the emergency department it was really a delayed reaction kinda thing?

I don’t know and I can’t wait to find out the conclusion.

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How I Think Religion Affects Us

I am not a very spiritual or religious person. Growing up I joined religious activities because it was expected of me and I feel that I never fully understood why I did what I did back then. It was either you do or you don’t.

Despite all that, I have had experiences where my faith and belief were tested and I would say that if I did not have my basic religious knowledge, it may have been rather difficult to overcome them.

I’m not here to talk about any religions.ย 

I am here to share about how I see the role a religion plays in our lives.

I see a religion as a concept that can be all powerful in terms of how it drives people to act in a prescribed law.

I see religion as a code of conduct.ย 

I believe religions are good.

But the people who choose to believe those religions may not always be good.

There are people who choose to leave their religion for all sorts of reasons.

There are also people who choose not to be affiliated to any form of doctrine.

When I was younger, I felt that religion wasn’t that important. Nice to have, but it did not have to be relevant.

As I am much more older now and I live in a place where not everyone has a religion, I could see how lives could be improved upon if only they have some sort of moral conduct or a spiritual compass.

I think human beings are ambitious creatures. Creative thinkers. Adaptable.

As they grow older, their personalities are shaped based on their life-long experiences. Some may have had a lot of successes in their life. Some may not. And as they get much much older, some may have some level of resentment towards other people just because their situation is not as what they expected it to be.

Now I feel that if you have some sort of spiritual awareness, you would know that we can’t have everything in life. We are all gifted with different abilities and they are all blessed upon us. If we could just look at what we have and count them as a blessing, wouldn’t we all lead at least a fulfilling life?

This is where I believe that religion keeps you grounded and thus giving you a peace of mind. Even if someone does not believe in a spiritual deity, being aware of the fact that there is such a thing as a circle of life means nothing lasts forever.

What goes up must come down

Isaac Newton

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