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?

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. 

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. 

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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Kids and Science

I’ve always tried to get my children to be excited about science. Because science is life, you know? Maybe also because I was a student of science. Never a brilliant learner but nevertheless I was always in awe of how science can explain (almost) everything about life itself.

My daughter does not respond well to suggestions of a home-made science experiments when she was younger. I have not asked how she feels about it now, but when I tried doing home-made science experiments with her a couple of years back, she just didn’t want to participate. Partly because she just didn’t know why we should be doing something called SCIENCE. It’s too big of a word for a little kid right?

So since then, I never tried doing any science related stuff with her.

Until a few days ago when she requested to help me fill up the ice cube tray. She filled the tray with water until it overflowed and I told her to remove the excess water. She asked me why, and I said solidified water expands and the excess water will form a solid surface on the tray making it difficult to twist the tray when we need the ice cubes later. I thought that was it.

The next night she wanted to put a toy whistle in a container filled with water, and to put the whole set in the freezer section. She told me that she wanted to see how it looks like when the whistle is in ice. So I said to her, that she might break the whistle while it is in ice because solidified water will expand, just like the water we put in the ice tray. She stopped to think and said she doesn’t want to break the whistle. Instead she put the whistle in the fridge because she wants to blow a cold whistle. I would have suggested another toy that she doesn’t want to play with anymore to be frozen, but I guess I made my point in teaching her a little bit of science?

If only it was just a little bit, but it worked, so it means I’ve done something marvellous, right?