Surprised to see a second “Friday Fun” post from me today? Let’s just say that I’ve been trying to motivate myself to be productive today–I have stacks of papers and exams that need to be graded by Monday–and finally convinced myself to return to Real Life after posting this music video and getting it out of my system by sharing it with you all. Gotta love my convoluted thinking, huh? 😉
Anyhow, for those of you with Bang Sung Hoon on the brain–comme moi–below is the solo version of one of my favorite songs with clips of the man singing in the studio…wearing glasses!!! *hangs head* I’m such a sucker for eye candy in glasses. *chuckles ruefully*
Happy Friday, Twinkles! I have a fun little ditty for you today! In honor of Hangul Proclamation Day, AKMU collaborated with WooriCard to bring us a youthful, exuberant song that celebrates and promotes the beauty and correct usage of the Korean language.
In classic AKMU style, Lee Chan Hyuk delivers a smooth blend of music and lyrics that tickles the fancy and delights the auditory senses with his partner and sibling, Lee Soo Hyun, grounding the song with her powerful and melodious voice.
As this is the first Wednesday of our Musings birthday celebration, I thought that this month should be as much of a walk down memory lane for us as possible. So for the Twinkles who were part of the community from the beginning, this month will feel truly like a blast from the past while for the recently joined Twinkles, this month will feel like a montage of what you’ve missed before you joined.
So without further ado, let’s talk “Wednesday What?!” Last week’s challenge was easily answered by Newbie, truly a “newbie” to our community. Congratulations! You’re this week’s Kdrama aficionado! If you’re curious about the comments, you can view them here.
OK, I have a confession to make: I debated whether to blog about this final episode or to simply prolong it for an indefinite amount of time and just pretend that the end didn’t happen. *sigh* Obviously, I decided to be “adult” about the whole thing and blog what is to be our final segment of this lovely show. *swallows tears* Sung Hoooooooon, my swimming ACE! I’m going to miss you!
As you can already tell from my introduction, this is a bittersweet episode for me to blog…all the more so because of what happens to my dear swimming ace. *sigh* Let’s just delve right in…before I decide to not be an “adult” after all. 😛
Hello, Twinkles! It’s that time of year again when you and I “walk down memory lane” to one of our previous K-drama loves, and this year, I’ve settled on revisiting The King 2 Hearts, starring Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won.
If you’re new to the Musings community, then this will be your first trip down our memory lane. We’ve only done three of them thus far. We started in 2012 with Sungkyunkwan Scandal, continued in 2013 with A Thousand Kisses, and ended last year’s in 2014 with High Kick 3. Since K2H holds a very special place in my heart, I thought that I should showcase this in celebration of our fifth year together. 😉
We’re turning 5 today, Twinkles! Can you believe it? *stunned by the passage of time*
Musings of a Twinkie is a big F-I-V-E years old today on this October 4th. *sniffles* Our little baby is growing up so quickly. *wipes tears*
To celebrate our community turning five, you’ll be seeing the return of the “Walk down Memory Lane” and a few other surprises. I hope you’re ready to forge boldly into our fifth year as a community with me! 😉
Happy Sunday, Twinkles! I hope you’re all doing well this glorious and beautiful Sunday! 😉
The season of massive paper grading and midterm grading has once again descended upon me, but despite this crunch for time, I’m going to try to keep to my usual blog schedule. So…without further ado, let’s get to the announcements! Continue reading Bulletin Board: October 4, 2015
Let me introduce you to this “Sunday Concert” corner in which I share with you a musical “concert” that may just help you enjoy your Sunday all the more. I did a similar post for The Tourist (here)a while back and thoroughly enjoyed watching a concert from the comforts of my home. Hope you think so, too! Let’s take a look at the performances from the following: Fly to the Sky, CNBLUE, MIWOO, and Eun YeoulContinue reading Sunday Concert: Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook
Happy Friday, Twinkles! I hope you made it safely through yet another week and are ready to relax or catch up on things this weekend.
I know that we’re in the middle of fall and most definitely not anywhere close to winter, but for this Friday Fun post, I hope you’ll indulge me as I dedicate today’s post to two dear friends who are currently grieving the loss of one of their greatest hopes and dreams–the reality of a second child. Unfortunately, I know that they are not the only ones to mourn such a loss, nor will they be the last, so today’s song really goes out to all the parents and would-be parents who have had to or are dealing with the acute and oftentimes overwhelming pain of loss and helplessness. May you find comfort and solace in knowing that each day will bring a bit more healing as you deal with the capricious and cruel aspect of life. Continue reading Friday Fun: The Tourist – “The Winter Cabin”
Happy Wednesday, Twinkles! Woohoo~! It’s Wednesday and the halfway mark of the week! Plus, it’s also She Was Pretty day!!! *warm fuzzies at thought of the show* How many of you are watching it and finding the characters heartwarming and the story compelling enough to prioritize the show above all the other Wednesday-Thursday shows? 😉
Anyhow, let’s get to the topic of this post: the Wednesday Challenge! Last week’s mystery challenge wasn’t fully answered, although Kfangurl came close by answering two of the three. What she missed was the second component: Min Soo realizes just how unconditionally loving his mother is when she tells him that she protected his secret even though he ratted her out to his father. *happy sigh* Love moms!!!! *double warm fuzzies* Anyhow, if you’re curious about the comments, you can view them here.
Whoever said that all good things must come to an end needs to revise that statement.
*huffs and puffs in indignation* Seriously! Why must all good things come to an end? Why?
Episode 123 marks the first part of a two-part finale of the Cool Kiz on the Block: Swimming segment. *heavy sigh* The good news is that the producers took pity on us viewers and filmed the final episode in two parts so that we can thoroughly enjoy the goodness that has become this variety show. On the other hand, though, the end is most definitely in sight. *bawls* Why, oh, why must all good things come to an end?! *sniffles*
Dost thou think that I am being too melodramatic? If so, I doubt thou hast seen this celebrity team of swimmers, their camaraderie, the cuteness of their Ace, the various stand-out characters like the “Real Body,” etc. Because if thou had, thou wouldst understand the acute sense of loss that viewers like me are experiencing right now…and feeling the same emotions as well.
*gathers self together and shakes off the doldrums*
Enough silliness for today! When I get melodramatic, I tend to get a bit silly. 😉 On to the wonderful episode!
Woohoo~! It’s Friday, and can I just say that I’m very thankful for my webmaster (aka brother-in-law)? After being offline for about 2 days due to some unexpected complications with the blog, he was able to get us back online. Whew~! Webmaster P, you’re awesome!
Now, Friday just wouldn’t be Friday without a song to help us usher in another weekend, so I hopped on here as soon as the blog was fixed to write my post for today. It’s one that I’ve been impatiently patiently waiting to present to you all and one that I’ve been listening to and watching throughout this week. I absolutely adore it! *resists going into fangirl mode and fails miserably*
Hi, Twinkles! Thanks for your patience while my webmaster took care of the technical problems with the blog. As you can see, the website is running on a simplified theme right now until more permanent measures can be established.
I’ll definitely keep you posted. In the meanwhile, I wish you all a relaxing weekend! Keep your eyes out for this week’s bulletin board post; I’ll be making some big announcements then.
Happy Wednesday, Twinkles! Woohoo~! It’s Wednesday and the first day of autumn! *happy Snoopy dance* I can now officially say that my favorite season of the year has begun! *happy sigh* Colorful bursts of foliage, pumpkin spiced lattes, sweet-smelling candles that keep me company as I grade, etc. What is there not to like about fall? 😉
As for last week’s mystery challenge, I must confess that I was surprised by the enthusiastic responses. I had no idea that New Tales of Gisaeng was such a popular show, especially at 52 episodes! But then again, since I’ve been recently swept into its lure–several years after its broadcast–I can totally understand the attraction of this particular series. Hmmm…the only question now is how long it’ll take me to actually finish the series from beginning to end. lol. In any case, if you’re curious about the comments, you can view them here. Nayong accurately answered all three components of the mystery. Woohoo, Nayong~! You’re our true K-drama fan for this week! 😉
Happy Tuesday, Twinkles! Here’s the next installment of my new corner featuring Cool Kiz on the Block: Swimming. You can check out the post for Episode 121 (here).
Episode 122 features Hong Seok Cheon, Jo Hyeon Ju, and a rival team of siblings. This episode packs in a whole lot of goodness starting with the comedic antics of Hong Seok Cheon, transitioning to the impressive swimming feats of Olympic hopeful Jo Hyeon Ju, and then culminating with a thrilling relay race against a team of siblings.
Starring: Yoo Ah In as Jo Tae-Oh, Hwang Jeong Min as Det. Seo Do-Cheol, Oh Dal Su as Team Leader Oh, Yu Hae Jin as Dir. Choi, Yoo In Young as Da-Hye, Jung Man Shik as Manager Jeon, Jin Kyung as Joo-Yeon, Kim Shi Hoo as Det. Yoon, and Jeong Wung In as Trucker Bae
I hope you enjoyed your weekend, or enjoy what’s left of it. I’ve got about 1 more hour left of Sunday here on the Pacific Coast as I type this post before the day draws to an end. Thankfully, I’m still able to make my “Sunday” deadline for this bulletin board post.
This week is relatively light on “new” announcements, but I think that’s understandable considering how the studios are already running full-blast on some very entertaining dramas. Ha~! If only we had enough time to watch them all and still attend to Real Life duties, huh?