Ode to Lee Sang Woo: Hagit Grossman

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For this year’s second ode to Lee Sang Woo, I thought that I would introduce you to a new poet whom I just discovered…yesterday at a school meeting, in fact! ” She was recently published in The New Yorker and her book of poetry, titled Trembling of the City, is set to hit the bookstores this March in its translated English version.

Shall we take a look at 2016’s second ode then? It’s a poem that celebrates what true friendship can look like in the midst of our otherwise daily tough world.  Continue reading Ode to Lee Sang Woo: Hagit Grossman

Preview of the Week: That’s the Way It Is (그래, 그런거야)

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There’s a new weekend drama in town, and it’s filled to the brim–and then overflowing!–with star power. Since it’s late as I type this and this little twinkie has to go to bed, I’m just going to share with you two videos and let you see for yourself just how jammed pack this show is going to be…with talent and stories. Dang…!  Continue reading Preview of the Week: That’s the Way It Is (그래, 그런거야)

Movie Monday: For Love or Money (2014)

Starring: Rain as Xu Cheng Xu, Liu Crystal as Xing Lu, Chen Joan as Mother Xu, On Andy as Brother Lian, Li Yan Xi as Xiao Ding, and Tang Tiffany as Ming Zhen

Rating: PG-13/R, subject matter and some adult content

Running Time: 98 mins.

Twinkies: 3 stars (being slightly generous)

You can read the rest of the review here.

Happy Lunar New Year, Twinkles!

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Happy New Year, Twinkles!

This year, the lunar new year falls on February 8, 2016, and since I wanted to have some little munchkins in my life help us celebrate the occasion, I asked my sister for a picture of her children in traditional Korean garb–their beautifully fashioned hanboks and accompanying little teddy bears. 😉  Continue reading Happy Lunar New Year, Twinkles!

Ode to Lee Sang Woo: Pablo Neruda

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If you were a part of the Musings community back in February of 2015, then you’ll probably remember reading a little corner that I had posted sporadically throughout that month in honor of Lee Sang Woo‘s birthday. Well, it’s that time of year again! *blows noisemaker* Our beloved eye candy celebrates his birthday on the 13th of this month! Hmmm…It just dawned on me that another of my eye candies, Sung Hoon, celebrates his birthday this month, too (Feb. 14th).

In any case, this year marks the second year that I’ll be posting the “Ode to Lee Sang Woo” poetry corner. I hope you’ll indulge me as I share with you some of my favorite poetry this month with these weekly Friday posts. If you’re interested in reading last year’s posts, simply click on the “Ode to Lee Sang Woo” tag below for a streamlined list of the three posts from last year.

Shall we take a look at 2016’s first ode…? Continue reading Ode to Lee Sang Woo: Pablo Neruda

The Return of Superman: New Munchkin on the Block

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Yup, you read the title correctly. There’s a new little munchkin on The Return of Superman block, and it’s an adorable little 8-month-old girl named, Ki Ro Hui. Let’s take a quick peek at the newest members of the Superman family.  Continue reading The Return of Superman: New Munchkin on the Block

Movie Monday: The Heaven Is Only Open to the Single (2012)

Starring: Choi Yoon So as Yoon So, Lee Neung-Ryong as Neung-Ryong, Lee Sang-Soon as Sang-Soon, Jun Ji-Hoo as In-Sung, Lee Ha-Yul as Jin-Woo, and Seo Bum-Suk as Dept Head Seo

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 95 mins.

Twinkies: 3 stars

You can read the rest of the review here.

Movie Monday: Champion (2002)

Starring: Yoo Oh Sung as Kim Deuk Gu, Chae Min Seo as Lee Kyeong Mi, Jung Doo Hong as Lee Sang Bok, Yun Seung-Won as Kim Hyeon-ji, Byeong-seo Kim as Park Jong-pal and Ji Dae-Han as Hwang Jun-seok

Rating: PG-13, subject matter and some violence

Running Time: 108 mins.

Twinkies: 4 stars

You can read the rest of the review here.

Friday Fun: CNBLUE (씨엔블루) – “Feel Good” (필 굿)

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Happy Friday, Twinkles!

I know…I’ve been quite remiss in my blogging this year, huh? *sheepish grin* Let’s just say that I’m trying to streamline a number of things in 2016, and blogging is in queue for some major revamping…in a good way. 😀 Anyhow, until then, my blogging schedule is going to be a bit erratic, so I hope you’ll bear with me. :)

In any case, today is Friday!!! And to energize us for a fun-filled weekend, I give you an “old” song that was recently brought to my attention. Enjoy~!
Continue reading Friday Fun: CNBLUE (씨엔블루) – “Feel Good” (필 굿)

Movie Monday: The Priests (2015)

Starring: Kim Yoon Suk as Father Kim, Kang Dong Won as Deacon Choi, and Park So Dam as Yeong-sin

Rating: PG-13/R*, subject matter

Running Time: 105 mins

Twinkies: 4 stars

You can read the rest of the review here.

*Snoopy’s Twinkie added “R” just in case some of you are more squeamish like her. 😉

Movie Monday: Northern Limit Line (2015)

Starring: Jin Goo as Staff Sergeant Han Sang Kook, Kim Mu Yeol as Captain Yoon Young Ha, Lee Hyun Woo as Medic Park Dong Hyeok, and Lee Chung Ah as Captain Choi

Rating: PG-13, depiction of war

Running Time: 130 mins.

Twinkies: 4 stars

You can read the rest of the review here.

Movie Monday: The Himalayas (2015)

Starring: Hwang Jeong Min as Uhm Hong Kil, Jung Woo as Park Moo-Taek, Jo Sung Ha as Lee Dong-Gyoo, Kim In Kwon as Park Jung-Bok, Ra Mi Ran as Jo Myung-Ae, Kim Won Hae as Kim Moo-Young, and Lee Hae Young as Jang Chul-Goo

Rating: PG

Running Time: 125 mins.

Twinkies: 5 shining stars (and tissue boxes)

You can read the rest of the review here.

Movie Monday: Memories of the Sword (2015)

Starring: Lee Byung Hun as Deok Ki, Jeon Do Yeon as Seol Rang, Kim Go Eun as Seol Hee, Lee Kyeong Yeong as Teacher, Kim Tae Woo as Jon-Bok, and Lee Jun Ho as Yool

Rating: PG-13/R, subject matter and some violence

Running Time: 121 mins.

Twinkies: 4 1/2 stars

You can check out the rest of the review here.

Friday Fun: Hyolyn (효린) – “Turn Around” (턴어라운드) from The Little Prince (어린왕자) OST)

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Happy Friday and Merry Christmas, Twinkles!

It seems fitting that we close out the “Friday Fun” corner for 2015 with this new song from Hyolyn (of Sistar) as she sings one of the songs from the upcoming movie, The Little Prince…at least the Korean version of it that was released in Korea on December 23, 2015. For those of us in the US, we’ll have to wait until March 18, 2016, for the US release date (Check here for movie release dates in your country).

Shall we delve into this beautiful song and ease our way into the last weekend of 2015? 😉
Continue reading Friday Fun: Hyolyn (효린) – “Turn Around” (턴어라운드) from The Little Prince (어린왕자) OST)

Merry Christmas, Twinkles!

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This time of year may be a joyous occasion for some as they gather with friends and family in cheer and merriment while it may also be a difficult time for others as they reflect on the loss of loved ones, struggle with hardships, etc.

On this Christmas day of 2015, regardless of whether you believe in Jesus Christ or not, I wish you all the peace and love of the Christmas season and the hope of new things to come in 2016! Merry Christmas, Twinkles! Thank you for being a part of this little community!

Movie Monday: Wonderful Nightmare (2015)

Starring: Song Seung-Heon as Sung Hwan, Uhm Jung-Hwa as Yeon Woo, Kim Sang-Ho as Director Kim, Seo Shin-Ae as Ha Neul, Ra Mi-Ran as Mi Sun, Jung Ji-Hoon as Ha Roo, and Lee Seung-Ho as Kyeong Ho

Rating: PG-13, some language

Running Time: 125 mins.

Twinkies: 5 stars

You can check out the rest of the review here.

Friday Fun: Ra. D (라디) – “Thank You” (고마워 고마워)

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Happy Friday, Twinkles! I’m “officially” back! Needless to say, I’m ecstatic to be able to romp in my happy place again with you all…and without deadlines looming before me! :)

With only one more Friday left of 2015–and that’s Christmas day!–I thought that I would take the time to use today’s penultimate FF post of 2015 to not only help us ease our way into another weekend, but take another stroll down memory lane via this music video as we reflect on some of our own past relationships of this year…and say “Thank you.”
Continue reading Friday Fun: Ra. D (라디) – “Thank You” (고마워 고마워)