C-Drama Watch – Goodbye My Princess

Goodbye My Princess

By the time this post is out, the series with 52 episodes would have ended.

I have watched 41 subtitled episodes and I have many questions than answers regarding the plot and relationship statuses of the characters.

Based on a novel, this mainland Chinese drama is about the fifth prince of the Li empire, bent on revenge for his birth mother’s death and as strategic and cunning as he could be, nothing could prepare him for this thing called love.

Through a series of cruel deaths and misunderstandings, the lead female character called the ninth princess, decided to jump off a cliff in order to erase all the painful memories and the fifth prince followed suit.

A few months later, the ninth princess is at the Li empire’s palace, destined to be married to the crown prince of the Li empire and the fifth prince is on the sidelines, bidding his time and scheming his way to get rid of the current crown prince.

With no memories of each other, they both set out to make their mark in the palace without ever meeting each other.

And what happened when they finally meet?

No sparks flying that’s for sure! Both were struggling with amnesia and no knowledge of their past love affair.

By now are you wondering about those around them who witnessed their love story?

NO ONE said a thing. They sort off entered into a silence pact.

By episode 41 and with no knowledge of how the story unfolds in the novel, I was already fearing that this drama is going to be one of those with tragic, unsatisfactory ending. Impatient for subtitles to come out for the remainder episodes, I watched raw episodes up to episode 48 and I can conclude this drama with this one sentence :

This drama is going to end tragically and I will feel like I’ve wasted 48 hours of my life on such sad and wretched drama.

I guess it’s fine if you prefer sad or melancholic endings. I like happy endings better just because real life has a lot of sadness already and I want my entertainment to ENTERTAIN me, not make me feel more forlorn.

I might watch just the finale when the subtitle is out, but I’ll be doing a lot of fast forwarding just to be done with the drama.

What do you want from a drama? Are you like me too?

Plastic Life

Supermarkets in Victoria has phased out the single use plastic bags from 1 July, with Woolworths already doing that since 20th June.

I think we have now and then seen or heard of the devastating effect plastic has on our environment. 

Yes plastic is bad, but I would also like to thank the typically organic polymers of high molecular mass for its initial contribution to the advancement of humankind.

I’ve been taking my own shopping bags whenever I do my top ups just to get in the habit of not depending on the single use plastic bags since March.

Not everyone likes the idea of getting rid of the single use plastic bags. It’s free, and many people or households have used it for lining their rubbish bin at home.

I understand the sentiment, but I also feel that the best way forward is for us to change our habit and move on. Even if you don’t feel an inch of compassion to the dead marine life due of plastic bags, then do it because it’s just how life is in a progressive society.

If you’ve used the single use plastics for lining your rubbish bin at home, then buy the bin liner rolls to line your bins or start a compost bin.

Used the plastic bags to collect your dog poop? Buy the dog poo bags.

Who says being green or environmentally conscious is easy? In fact it is neither easy nor cheap.

I read that you could also line your rubbish bin with several layers of newspaper, then just wrap it up when you’re ready to throw it away.

Just who still reads newsPAPER nowadays?

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Here Comes the Bride!

 

Photo sourced from Pixabay

So we all know about the American actress who married a British prince not too long ago.

It was televised world-wide, a lot of press coverage and intense scrutiny surrounding the couple from the very beginning until now.

Sure, people can say what they want about the motives, the event, the past lives and so on about the couple.

What annoys me the most is the unflattering titles of news articles, specifically about the bride.

Why do you guys (journalists) like to start off your piece with….. being snubbed/not dressed as per protocol/not sitting the proper way/showing too much skin/not showing skin at all/not being herself/being pretentious/has already spent more than $XX on her wardrobe and so on.

PLEASE :

1.  Write about her current work/initiatives

2. Leave the girl alone. Being married is the start of a new life, and to someone who is the total opposite of herself makes it a lot harder for her to adjust.

3. Write more positive articles. The world has too much negative press already, I don’t need any more.

4. Don’t compare her to anyone else. She only knows how to be herself.