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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Theater inside my Heart

Believe me this is not a off-topic post, it just that I appreciate even more of having own place, where I can do things I love such as watching movies or drama series and reading books.   That's apart from I'm now a home-based worker and entrepreneur. But now I'm also dreaming of putting a home theater or create an entertainment room inside my own house.

A room is different from a house 

I'm such a passionate lady with lots of interest and works to do. Most of the time it's equal to messy room especially that the main venue of my activities is my bed room. what are they?
  • watching my all time favorite films and series.  - My problem now is how to organize my VCD/ DVD collections.
  • reading books -  I'm not a wild reader but definitely when  I'm one of those who want to finish an interesting book in one sitting.  my bookshelf is actually mixed of  my movie collections and  book
  • work - since 2007 I accept sideline and part time jobs given a chance. But now  I embrace the idea of full timely get various side line jobs I can take. But currently, I only have two regular freelance/ part time jobs. still looking for more? yes!
  • business -  I also enjoy serial entrepreneurship nowadays especially the online one - I'm a Global Pinoy dealer of Unified Products and Services 
When I joined a tour around Lancaster New City  in Cavite, I realized someday I need a full house for all my wants and needs  especially if I'll be like this for life - movie buff, couch potato, blogger and want to read more.  I'm such a simple person who is just ultimate dream is to enjoy life the way  I see  it.

Why I like Catherine House model in Lancaster? 

 There are  7 house models in Lancaster, but I like Catherine because of it's price (affordable at 1.2 million Philippine pesos or  27,522.972 US Dollar / 2,826,055.61 Japanese Yen)  and structure. It has three bedrooms, powder room, living area, dining area, kitchen and one-car garage.  It's perfect for home office and actualize my dream room dedicated for my pleasure. 

Dreaming what I'm dreaming?  Do you want to know more about Lancaster?

Please read Hoshi's post - 

    Saturday, July 5, 2014

    The Heirs...romantic and cheesy

    It's been a while since I watched a "recent" Korean series and about High School students.  Blame it on my real world but I can't relate anymore in cheesy lines that I used to love when I was a still student. So why I tried The Heirs  or the Inheritors? Was it because of Lee Min-ho? or I want to believe in their story?

    Perhaps it's because of the media hype and the story.  Watching this show is like unwinding from things that I do for a living.  I believe that Lee Min-Ho (LMH) is popular and handsome as well as Park Shin Hye is talented lass but they're not enough reasons for me to finish watching this  drama series that's so like Boys Over Flowers' plot.

    The Story is cliche with Punch of cheesiness

    What we expect  in a story about a rich boy meets poor girl plot?
    a. Parents' disagreements
    b. self-pity of the poor girl
    c. trying to fight the odds for the sake of love
    d. Love triangle
    e. all of the above plus other familiar scenarios

    And like the other series, The Heirs grabs all the choices to make meet hopeless romantic individuals' expectations. So given these notes, I think there are reasons that make it a top notch one such as:

    Impressive acting prowess from Main to supporting actors

    I watched LMH in Boys Over Flowers and Personal Taste. And I can see that he's been trying to do different roles to level up his skills. Though The Heirs is very idol drama, it showcase tasteful dialogues, great turn of events and impressive acting skills from LMH ( Kim Tan), Park Shin Hye (Cha Eun Sa), Kim Woo Bin ( Choi Yeong-do) , Kim Ji Won (Rachel Yoo), Kang Mhin Yuk (Yoon Chan Yeong), Krystal (Lee Bo Na),  Kang Ha-Neul (Lee Hyo-Shin), Choi Jin Hyuk (Kim Won), Park Hyung Sik ( Jo Myung-Soo), Kim Song-Ryoung ( Han Ki-Ae), Kim Mi Kyung (Park Hee-Nam), Choi Won Young ( Yoon Jae-Ho) and others.

    Apart from LMH and PSH; I commend Kim Mi Kyung and Kim Song-Ryoung because in some scenes I almost cry out of pity in their characters. I also like the bida-kontrabida stand of Choi Jin Hyuk, Kim Woo Bin and Kim Ji Won-I. But to be honest, I like Krystal's acting and character. Usually, I'm annoyed with this kind of role but she gave different interpretation.  Her tandem with Kim Mhin Yuk adds coolness to her  and his story.

    Tasteful characters and intense scenes

    I can see questionable scenes but I  don't think they are big loopholes  to affect the entire series. For me the big edge of the film is it's equal treatment for every characters to stand out with or without  long exposure.

    • I sympathize with Yoon Jae-Ho's old flame with Ester Lee or mother  of Rachel Woo (played by Yun Son-Ha) as well as to frustration of Hyo Shin with his parents. 
    • I don't know if a mature person like Kim Won exists in the real world for he's truly insecure with Kim Tan to the bones but I can't hate him. His character  is well-defined and yes crown is truly heavy to bear.
    •   Bullying - Choi Yeong do is well known bully not only to Kim Tan and Cha Eun Sang but also to his other classmates especially Moon Joon-Yoing ( played by Joo Yoon Wo).  But he has set of frustrations, regrets and mistakes too that drives him to be ask for forgiveness, concerns and love. 
    All in all , I like this series. Congrats to cast and crew of this series. 


    Sunday, March 23, 2014

    Now Playing: Winter Sonata Rewind

    ABS-CBN brings back the series that started the invasion of Asian series in the Philippines with their rerun of Meteor Garden starring Barbie Hsu, Jerry Yan, Vic Zhou, Ken Zhu and Vaness Wu. Well, I'm touch but I'm not too excited because I'm also watching again the Korean series that inspired me to travel in South Korea and admired Bae Yong Joon - Endless Love series: Winter Sonata

    Conquering my Fear  to watch it  again

    I first watch  Winter Sonata on GMA 7 in 2004, if I'm right.  I'm glued to the show's characters, conflicts and setting.  I had so many reasons and  chances to watch it again but I refuse to due to fear I feel same sad feeling I experienced when the show ended up sort of sad note.

    So after 10 years I rewatch it again because  I was able one their setting of the program - Nami  Island. if you happen to go there and don't know about Winter Sonata, you'll probably check it  because this show is well promoted there.

    Of course, after 10 years I would like to think I matured and can handle now my emotion. hehehe!

    Reuniting with the characters

    Some change in my perception about the show especially the actors and their characters.  Of course, the way I see Park Yong Ha is different now knowing his gone by committing suicide. Choi Ji Woon was so fine for me before but now I hate her portrayal or simply hate her slow motion reaction .   But now I appreciate Park Sol Mi  ( who married  Four Sisters and All About Eve actor Han Jae Suk last year). One remain the same - I like Bae Yong Joon's acting.  Plus the songs. 

    Apart from Winter, I also rewatching Mars starring Barbie and Vic, and later Mary Stayed Out Last Night