Monthly Archives: October 2014

Quick Picture Recap BOTC


A family curse is passed down: the first bride of the first son of the family will die.


Doo Rim’s 1st meeting with the ghost when she tries to save someone.


Yi Hyun notes the similarity between Doo Rim and his sister after she rescued him from a falling brick.


Kang Joo receives flowers from fiancee, Yi Kyung. Kang Joo has no feelings for her and treats her like his puppet.


Yi Kyung and her mother plots to make Doo Rim who resembles her the first bride of Kang Joo.


Roo Mi likes Kang Joo and cannot give up on him.


Doo Rim follows family ghost and saves a cat. She passes the cat to Kang Joo so that she can bury the mother cat (since Kang Joo does not have enough strength to shovel).


Doo Rim gets splashed by tomato on Kang Joo’s behalf.


Jin Joo prevents Doo Rim from being discovered that she cannot play the piano unlike Yi Kyung.


Doo Rim participates in a cake-eating contest to win a television for her grandmother but ends up making the headlines.


Kang Joo kisses Doo Rim in his brother’s concert.


Family ghost changes direction of signboards to make Doo Rim go back to Kang Joo.

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Doo Rim sprains her neck while washing her dirty clothes (caused by Kang Joo).

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Doo Rim climbs over the fence to avoid Kang Joo but is spotted.


Kang Joo watches a horror movie with Doo Rim in place of Yi Hyun to make up for misunderstanding her. Doo Rim watches it happily, not even knowing he is present.


Yi Kyung switches back with Doo Rim to play the piano for the children.


Doo Rim is about to leave and is glad to see Kang Joo one last time.


Kang Joo’s mother plans to make Roo Mi Kang Joo’s bride, thinking that the first bride will die.


Kang Joo angrily asks if it is true that his first bride will die. Family ghost appears. Seems like the family ghost takes care of young Kang Joo when he is ill or tired.


Kang Joo wants to break up with Doo Rim to protect her.


Doo Rim hugs Kang Joo from the back as she does not want him to leave her.

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They gather their courage and decide to face the future together.


Kang Joo realises that Yi Kyung is not the person he knows. He follows Doo Rim to the hospital where she takes good care of Yi Hyun who protected her from Yi Hyun’s stepmother’s attack.

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Kang Joo’s father’s first bride was killed by Kang Joo’s maternal grandmother after reading the first bride’s diary that the curse is not true.


Kang Joo confesses his love for Doo Rim in front of Doo Rim’s grandmother.


Out on a sauna date!


Family ghost’s history unfolds.


Kang Joo finally manages to find Doo Rim after she leaves to let Yi Kyung have a chance to start over.


Kang Joo pays his respect to Doo Rim’s grandmother.


Family ghost is happy that she finally gets her deserved offerings after 100 years as she helped to continue the family line. She plays with Kang Rim in the outhouse.

Click here for Bride of the century review.

All About Bora(got the most votes in polling 6), Lee Seung Gi and Han Hye Jin Episode 174

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Arrival of Guests

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Jong Kook talking about the idol special, about him dancing that sexy and hot dance.

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The first picture at the top left corner is Gary and Ji Hyo couple playing the game that need to squat and lift up the person while piggybacking it. The second picture at the top right hand corner is Lee Seung Gi piggybacking Giraffe. The third picture shows Han Hye Jin and Yoo Jae Suk eating the steaming hot potato. The fourth picture is Kim Jong Kook and Bora thinking of what is the answer to solving the code. The next picture is Gwang Soo and Lee Seung Gi happy to have won. The next picture is Ji Suk Jin and Haha eating the steaming hot potato. The next picture is Yoo Jae Suk piggybacking Han Hye Jin. The rest you can see it yourself.

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Korean Drama Review BOTC

Bride of the century (2014) 百年新娘

Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Family, Fantasy, Comedy

Enjoyment: 10/10  Pace: 9/10  No. of times I watched it: 1

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starring Yang Jin Sung as Na Doo Rim / Jang Yi kyung / Boon Yi and Lee Hong Ki as Choi Kang Joo. Other casts: Sung Hyuk as Jang Yi Hyun (Yi Kyung’s older brother/operations manager of Oh Sung Construction) and Park Jin Joo as Oh Jin Joo, Jang Ah Young as Lee Roo Mi and Kim Ah Young as Sung Joo Shin, family ghost.
Plot: The Taeyang Corporation is the largest conglomerate in South Korea. The family that runs Taeyang has been under a curse for 100 years. The curse began when the first bride of the family’s first son died and many others died of illness or accidents. Under this situation, a love like fairy tale occurs while conspiracies run rampant. Kang Joo is the heir to Taeyang and people who know of the curse are making good use of it to get what they want. As everyone is trying to use Kang Joo’s first bride as a sacrifice, who will become the dead first bride and who will take over her place? Is the curse true in the 1st place?

Zoom into characters: Yi Kyung is about to be married to Kang Joo to help in her family business. However, she has been having nightmares about the curse and her mother who knows of the curse decides to use Doo Rim to make Yi Kyung the last bride standing. Kind-hearted Doo Rim who needs money for her grandmother’s surgery becomes the substitute girlfriend of Kang Joo. She resembles Yi Kyung by looks and Kang Joo, the irritable person who does not care much about his fiancee, does not notice the difference. Kang Joo starts to develop feelings for Doo Rim (and vice versa) as time goes by and his father becomes fond of her. Kang Joo’s mother who believes in the curse is willing to allow Kang Joo to marry Yi Kyung as she wants to replace Yi Kyung (who will supposedly become dead) with Roo Mi who grows up with Kang Joo. The family ghost is always on the move to match-make Doo Rim and Kang Joo.

MV+ Favourite osts: What I wanted to say by Lee Hongki of FTISLAND and Into my heart by FTISLAND

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Quick Picture Recap AE


Dong Joo feels Soo Won’s pain in being blind.


Dong Joo finally makes his unrequisited love into his girlfriend.


Dong Joo’s mother wants to donate her eyes to Soo Won if anything happens.


Dong Joo’s mother passed away even though the surgery was successful. It is due to a mysterious killer who added a drug into a tube and partially because of Soo Wan’s father reluctance to save her for Soo Wan to see.


Dong Joo has to leave so that his sister can get operation in United States.


Meeting as doctor (Park Dong Joo/ Dylan Park) and firefighter (Yoon Soo Won) after many years. Dong Joo’s childhood dream was to be a firefighter.


Dong Joo watches but cannot do anything as Soo Wan is in her fiance’s arms.


Soo Wan feeling something familiar.


Recognition in progress.


Soo Wan meets Dong Joo’s sister whom she was close with when they were young. At first, she thought Ellie is Dong Joo’s girlfriend. Ellie is happy for Soo Wan that she can see now.


Soo Wan discovers the letters Dong Joo had sent which her father hid.


Soo Wan’s father disapproves of Soo Wan and Dong Joo, introducing Dong Joo as his son whom Soo Wan’s father sponsored.

Good times:

 

Bad times:


Dong Joo rejects Soo Wan.


Dong Joo says his goodbye to Soo Wan through a recording.


Soo Wan breaks up with Dong Joo.

 


Soo Wan’s father passes away, leaving Soo Wan in Dong Joo’s care.


Soo Wan becomes blind again due to her guilt towards her father. She rejects Dong Joo’s help.


Soo Wan leaves Dong Joo after she gets her eyesight back.


Ji Woon tells Dong Joo about Soo Wan’s news.


A car accident occurs as Dong Joo saves a young girl. Dong Joo finally awakes. Soo Wan promises to be with him and cherish him forever.

Click here for Angel Eyes Review.

Singapore Drama Review Mystic Whispers

Mystic Whispers (2014) 听

Genre: Mystery, Romance, Horror, Comedy

Enjoyment: 9/10  Pace: 8/10

starring Romeo Tan as Zhang Jien 张吉恩and Sheila Sim as Mo Xiaoyun莫晓芸.

Plot: This drama shows the journey of Jien and Xiaoyun as their relationship develop with every ghost they help to leave without regret. Each ghost who remains on Earth is filled with grievance and wants to finish what they did not manage to do when they are alive. Jien and Xiaoyun often go to the same cafe and argue over the bread that Xiaoyun always manage to snatch when there is only 1 left, marking the start of their relationship. Xiaoyun only starts to see ghosts when she is with Jien and Jien can see ghosts only when he is holding on to Xiaoyun’s hand.

Zoom into characters: Mo Xiaoyun lost her sense of hearing in her left ear after an accident one year ago and started hearing strange sounds. She has a hunch that she is hearing strange sounds from another world, but chooses to feign ignorance, hoping that she will be fine if she ignores it. Zhang Ji’en is an exorcist cum mortician who have many equipment to deal with ghosts but they may not be effective. He also do the make-up for the dead. Actually, Zhang Jien caused the car accident of Xiaoyun. He was in a rush to be by his girlfriend’s deathbed so he beats the red light and caused Xiaoyun’s accident indirectly. He feels regretful that he cannot see the last sight of his girlfriend and remorseful towards Xiaoyun.

The most funny scene is when Xiaoyun 1st discovered that she can see ghosts. Jien cannot even see the ghost, Ken, yet still say he caught the ghost and get paid for it. Jien is always enthusiastic about seeing ghosts but when he really sees them when Xiaoyun holds on to him, he is always so frightened and escapes whenever possible. Ken (Yuan Shuai)  is such a hardworking ghost and even thinks about handing in his completed work after his death. Too bad he cannot stay alive for a while more or he would have been promoted to creative director. Although he may be competent, he still needs rest. At least his boss takes notice of him or it would have been a waste. We should take care of our health, resting when needed and not be too eager to meet tight deadlines.

Other ghosts are a fat woman who wants to slim down, a boy addicted to smartphones who does not want his parents to divorce because of his death, a maid who wants to protect her young master, a man who does not want to leave the house as he thinks his children are murderers of his wife, another man that wants to prevent the car accident of his wife and daughter and Jien’s ex-girlfriend. I guess all of the ghosts appear in a threatening way as they are filled with unhappiness and hope they can “force” people into helping them. Isn’t gaining sympathy good enough?

The ghost of the fat woman even possessed Xiaoyun to eat a lot of food while the ghost of the boy addicted to smartphone (Aloysius Pang) possessed Jien to surf the net all he wants and at the same time catch Xiaoyun’s attention. It is such a coincidence that the boy addicted to smartphone is killed by an I pad that is thrown out from a building. Haha. We should not care about our appearance so much as what matters may not be our appearance but our attitude and mindset. The fat woman could have led a happy life and not choke to death as there is someone who likes her positive attitude towards life despite her appearance. As part of phubber generation (低頭族), we should take more notice of our surrounding and care for the people around us while we can.

Why you should watch: I am not a fan of horror movies but since Romeo Tan is acting in it with lots of humour, I decided to try it with the sounds off. I did not expect it to be heartwarming as the drama unfolds. It is comical at times when they try to escape from the ghosts but to no avail with the horrified expression on their faces. There are many learning points and one learns to live life without regrets.

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Mystic whispers original theme song  Mystic whispers spooky opening

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Quick Picture Recap 2 Weeks


Funny scene when Tae San thought that In Hye is a statue. This marks the start of their relationship.


Tae San forces In Hye into an abortion to protect her. He is threatened to be scapegoat for a crime.



Due to In Hye’s request, Tae San went to the hospital to test if he is suitable for a bone marrow transplant. He meets Soo Jin who puts her stuff toy monkey in his care and makes him promise he will return it.


Tae San grins as his bone marrow matches Soo Jin and the surgery is two weeks later.


Mi Sook offers to help her life saviour, Jae Kyung, with her revenge. Jae Kyung’s father was killed in the past and she wanted the bad guys to pay for all their crimes.


Tae San wakes up in a pool of blood and found Mi Sook dead.


Tae San is arrested for a murder he did not commit.


Seung Woo, In Hye’s fiance, does not believe that Tae San is framed.


Tae San assures imaginary Soo Jin that he will ask the prosecutor for help to save Soo Jin.


A car accident occurs. Tae San thinks that escaping is the best plan to save his daughter’s life as he was almost strangled to death in jail and no one believes him. The start of his two weeks escape as a fugitive begins.


Tae San narrowly escapes in a truck filled with sand.



Tae San helps grandma catch chicken but leaves hurriedly after a short meal due to police hot on his heel.


Tae San ties up mother and child in order to survive. He helps them repair burglar alarm before leaving.


Tae San’s best friend is killed. One more crime added to him. Sigh, such a worthless sacrifice.


Tae San helps a mother give birth before proceeding with his escape.


Tae San is exhausted. Imaginary Soo Jin gives him strength.


Tae San is shot due to someone “disrupting” Seung Woo’s aim.


Tae San manages to escape with a swollen face.


Tae San secretly visits his daughter.

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Flashback to Tae San eating In Hye’s favourite food, shrimp, even though he is allergic to it.


Tae San does not want to be made use of anymore. He wants to fight back!


Another escape.


Tae San realises the cop hot on his heel is In Hye’s finance. He is ashamed a person like him is Soo Jin’s father.


After Tae San lost the camera that holds evidence that Jae Kyung needs, he feels useless. He also feels sorry towards Soo Jin as he made her long for father love just like him.


Tae San finally meets his daughter after setting some traps for the bad guys and escaping well.


Tae San’s criminal record is cleared as he is being proven innocent with Jae Kyung’s help. The bad guys are finally caught.


Family outing!


Tae San promises to become a father Soo Jin can depend on before leaving.

Click here for Two Weeks Review.

All About Gong Yoo(most votes for Polling 5) Episode 195

Sorry for the late “All About Running Man Guest” Episode. I am currently still having my last examination before I relax. However, I did not want to make you all wait any further for this. Thank you for your support!!!:D

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Pictures of Gong Yoo when he entered as a criminal for being handsome(if I am not wrong).

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The rm members and the guests in the jail preparing to do their mission.

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Random picture of Gong Yoo’s team

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A game that the rms were suppose to escape from the hole after the music. This is a picture of Gong Yoo, Haha and Kwang Soo.

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The people who escape would use a key to open the cooker to get the steamed bun. Everybody is saying that they are hungry.

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A at the swimming pool climbing the bar and hitting people into the water mission. A random picture of Gong Yoo smiling.

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