Bulletin Board: Jan. 25 – 31

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Hi, Twinkles!

I hope you’ve all been well this week and ready for today’s announcements. :) Let’s get started!

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First Impressions: Heart to Heart (2015)

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My first Kdrama of 2015 is tvN‘s quirky rom-com Heart to Heart, directed by Lee Yoon Jung (Coffee Prince) and starring Choi Kang Hee, Chun Jung Myung, Lee Jae Yoon, Joo Hyun, Ahn So Hee, and Kim Ki Bang.

This 16-episode drama (Fridays and Saturdays) isn’t one of those all-consuming Kdramas, but it has enough charm and idiosyncrasies to merit a viewing. Shall we take a look at my first impressions? Continue reading

Friday Fun: Hi Su Hyun (feat. Bobby) – “I’m Different” (나는 달라)

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Woohoo~! It’s Friday! And this week’s “Friday Fun” selection is dedicated to all you fangirls and fanboys who can relate to this video. :) For some reason, watching this music video made me think of a number of my Musings friends here. *amused chuckle* Imagine what some of you would do if your Kdrama biases moved next door? ;) Continue reading

Wednesday What?!: Jan. 21

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Happy Wednesday, Twinkles!

After missing last week’s Wednesday What?!, I made sure to pen in this blog post on my weekly agenda. Heh…I know: It’s a sad state of affairs when blogging has to be scheduled into my calendar. LOL

In any event, we have a lot of catching up to do as answers to the Jan. 7th challenge need to be revealed and a new “mystery” issued. Ready, Twinkles? The game’s afoot! ;)

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Movie Monday – Broken (2013)

Starring: Jung Jae Young as Sang Hyun and Lee Sung Min as Detective Eok Gwan

Rating: R, subject matter and violence

Running Time: 122 min

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The Return of Superman: Song Il Gook and His Three Boys…Let’s Eat Together!

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Someone once said that a family that eats together stays together, and this little clip of our Song Triplets seems to convey that message quite powerfully as Min Guk asks his big brother, Dae Han, for a bite of ice cream, making sure to open his mouth extra wide for the spoonful. Aww…and Dae Han shows how much of a generous soul he is by not only feeding Min Guk but also Man Se. *warm fuzzies galore!* I did mention that he’s my favorite, right?  :D

If you’re in need of some warm fuzzies, you’ve come to the right place because these little kids are going to literally melt your hearts~!  You can take a look at the video clip here.

Bulletin Board: Jan. 18 – 24

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Hi, Twinkles!

Raise your hand if you’re currently under the weather. *looks through the many hands lifted high in the air all over the international skies* Hmmm…I think it’s fair to say that a number of Twinkles all around the world are coming down with something…That goes for me as well. :( Unfortunately, in my case, it was a sad case of not making wise decisions concerning my health–not taking my daily vitamins, not sleeping at the “human-decent” hour that I promised myself I would, not getting in my regular dose of exercise, etc. *sigh* I’m such an unwise little twinkie, huh? I should know better than to mess with my health. *tsk tsk*

LOL. In any case, today’s the start of another week, and you know what this means: Another “Bulletin Board” post! *throws confetti* And for this week, I have yet another fun little quiz for you all. ;) Shall we get to this week’s announcements?

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Friday Fun: Eric Nam – “Melt My Heart” (녹여줘)

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Woohoo~! It’s Friday again! :)

Is it just me, or does the weekend seem to come a bit too quickly? Not that I’m complaining, of course. :) It’s just that the year’s barely begun, and I feel as though time’s already flying. *shakes head* It must be the 6-week winter term that I’m currently teaching. LOL

In any case, it’s that wonderful time of the week when we can look forward to another end of a work/study week and take in a lovely song. For this week’s selection, I offer you a song that’s guaranteed to “melt your heart,” or if not that, then at least a song that will warm your heart. ;) Continue reading

Movie Monday – Grand Prix (2010)

Starring: Kim Tae-Hee as Seo Joo-hee, Jang Dong Gun as Lee Woo-seok, Ko Du Shim as Ko Yoo-jeong, Lee Hae-Eun as Oh Kang-ja, Park Geun-Hyeong as Hwang Man-chool, Park Sa-Rang as Yang So-sim, Song Jae-Rim as Lee In-jae and Hyeon Woo as Park Gwang-ho
Rating: PG, subject matter

Running Time: 109 min

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Giveaway: New Year’s Winner

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Many thanks to those who participated–although I was surprised by how “few” Lee Min Ho fans we have here lol–and to Nayong for sponsoring this giveaway!

Without further ado, let’s announce the winner…*cues drumroll*

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Bulletin Board: Jan. 11 – 17

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Hi, Twinkles!

As we begin to settle into the new year, I’ve been thinking a bit about our little community and how it has evolved over the past year. I’ve witnessed our hearty band of Kdrama lovers continue to expand not only in numbers but also in diversity! :) In step with our growing community, I have decided to make a few changes…I hope good ones in your opinion. ;)

Shall we get to this week’s announcements?

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Eye Candy of the Moment

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Happy New Year, everyone! *throws confetti & pops the champagne*

It’s been a long while since my last Eye Candy post, but here I am, back for a moment to share with you my latest visual treat!

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Friday Fun: Sweet Sorrow – “Morning”

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Happy Friday, Twinkles~! Woohoo~! We’ve survived our first full work/study week of 2015!!!

I can’t express to you how much I’ve been looking forward to Friday, my one “rest” day of the week. :) And to make today even sweeter, shl sent me a suggestion for today’s Friday Fun selection. What a pleasant surprise! Many thanks, shl! Shall we take a look at her song? ;) Continue reading

Wednesday What?!: Jan. 7

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Happy Wednesday, Twinkles!

Since I missed last week’s Wednesday What?!, today will be the very first Wednesday What?! pictorial of 2015! :) And in honor of our newly crowned (pun intended) 2015 Eye Candy, I thought that today’s picture should reflect the new selection. ;) (Yes, the bulletin board post for this week has been revised now that the picture-uploading issue has been resolved.)

Ready, Twinkles? The game’s afoot! ;)

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Movie Monday: The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014)

Starring: Choi Min Shik as Admiral Yi Sun-Sin, Seung‑yong Ryoo as Admiral Gurujima, Jin Goo as Im Jun-yeong, Kwon Yul as Yi Hwoe and No Min-woo as Ha-ru

Rating: PG-13, and some violence

Running Time: 127 min

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Giveaway: New Year 2015

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Today’s giveaway starts not only the first giveaway of 2015, but also the first of the seasonal giveaways. What does this mean? It simply means that in 2015, I will be doing seasonal giveaways–i.e. New Year, Valentine’s Day, Easter, etc.–instead of monthly ones.

As I mentioned before, this first 2015 giveaway is sponsored by our very own Nayong, who decided to kindly part with her beloved Lee Min Ho souvenirs…at least two of them! ;) I hope all you LMH fans are ready…!Continue reading

Bulletin Board: Jan. 4 – 10

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Hi, Twinkles!

Woohoo~! Our first bulletin board post of 2015! I hope you’ve all been enjoying the new year! How have I been spending the first few days of 2015? Cleaning and reorganizing three rooms in my house…NOT an easy undertaking. ;)

Anyhow, shall we get to this week’s announcements…and the crowning of our new weekly celebrity for 2015? ;)

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Friday Fun: Hong Jin Young – “Let It Go” (Cover)

Video: Released February 9, 2014, compliments of Mnet via YouTube

Hi, everyone!

For our first Friday Fun of 2015, I thought that this upbeat version of my 2015 mantra, “Let It Go,” would be a nice way to ring in the first weekend of our new year together. :) Have a great weekend, everyone!

Musing for Today: 2014…Let It Go

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Let me first start by wishing everyone a happy New Year!

As 2014 draws quickly to a close for me–and for some of you still in the 2014 time zone–I wanted to spend a bit of time to articulate to some extent my thoughts on 2014 before the year ends. Hopefully, many of you are enjoying the last of the year with loved ones as I will be doing in just a few hours from now.

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Year End Review 2014 Part Deux – Best Saguek Drama for 2014


Well, this shouldn’t be a surprised to anyone that knows me! Why? Even though this drama started in September 2013, it didn’t finish until March, 2014; however, I don’t think I stopped talking about it until June 2014! When I was watching it, I was by my lonesome as everyone was fascinated with what I thought was a boring drama, Empress Ki. Sorry folks. Even my love for all that is Ha Ji Won couldn’t keep me watching that drivel of a drama! I deplore love triangles! I avoid them religiously! So, it was with my Soompi website friends that I got to discuss King’s Daughter, Su Baek Hyang with everyday! At that time, no one had the drama subbed on any website. It was through the rare (and sorely missed now) doings of MBC America that the drama was subbed and provided on Hulu website. So, if you can imagine having to wait daily for an episode to show up on Hulu as well as the 2-4 commercials you had to sit through to watch a 35 minute drama, this should give you an indication of how good this drama was!
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