Return Of Iljimae

I’m glad i get to watch this now.
I wasnt able to watch this as it aired for 2 reasons…..

1. Boys Before Flowers
2. Subbing groups did not pick this up right when it aired.

And i thought my life would be so empty with BBF!!!!

Although, it didnt get many rave reviews, and dramabeans stopped recapping the series midway through the drama – see reason 1, i still feel that it has great potential none the less- i’ve been planning to watch this Wed-Thu drama since BBF airs Mon-Tue -but see reason 2.

Now, thanks to aja-aja – i can dl the episodes, and to Haru2 for
subbing this now, i get to watch this drama that i have been
anticipating – while waiting for WITHS2 – to finish subbing the current
episodes of A Man’s Story.

like i said in previous blogs – no drama right now will take the place of BBF, and Love and Marriage – but i will still be in awe……

So i started to watch the first 2 episodes – and i know i cant wait to watch more
i like the narrating part, it makes me feel like i’m here being taken to another era…..not too many people appreciate that – i do. not to mention that Jung Il Woo is HOT HOT HOT – yes, he can’t take the place of the original Iljimae – Lee Jung Ki, but for my preference, i prefer JIW much more.

i’m just glad that i get to catch up with this drama – as the last episode aired in Korea last Thursday. that would fill part of the hole that BBF left me.

Iljimae whaiting!
Iljimae fighting!

My Precious You

Another drama ends….

Just as Boys Before Flowers ended last tuesday, another Kdrama that I have been following came to an end today.

My Precious You aired it’s final episode – Episode 54. It was originally contracted to air 50 episodes – but because the drama was received warmly by both Korean and non Korean drama fans, and exceeded rating expectations, they extended the drama for another 4 episodes.

I’m so used watching this drama as it aired here in CA. Unlike BBF, I watched this drama here first. Then, during the weekend that my daughter isnt with me, I caught up on episodes that I’ve missed and was able to be up to date with the lates episodes.

Already feeling empty from the HUGE hole BBF left me, I’m still in shock and can’t really accept that another drama that i like ended today. And again, the ending that i wanted didn’t happen. (I think it’s a culture thing!)

Now, I really feel at loss – I always have Mon-Tue nights to look forward to, watching mostly subbed versions of BBF, Tue-Wed reading the english summaries, Wed-Thu watching the drama again with complete english subtitles, Fri-Sat-Sun catching up on My Precious You and Iron Empress.

I’m waking up tomorrow knowing that I dont have a video to watch at lunch, or summaries/spoilers to read at soompi, or read comments on dramabeans. I guess my passion for Korean dramas just went up a few notches – for me to feel this way. Either that, I’ve really gone bonkers.

I must admit though, this drama didn’t have much of an impact on me as I thought it would – knowing that the story is about a single mom to be, dealing with everyday issues. In the end, the story ended with who she needs to be with. That doesnt really happen especially with a situation like that. Speaking from experience???

But still, losing 2 dramas in a week is like having both my kids spend the whole weekend with their “respective” dad at the same time – very quiet and lonely.

Since, i have spent most of my spare time to BBF, and MPY, the drama’s that I’ve anticipated to watch has already aired….I missed 7 episodes of one drama already, that and it’s not 100% subtitled yet… i can’t really watch it…..i guess it’s because of the whole BBF frenzy (it aired right in mid-season). I guess i can catch up on this drama, but then again, i could use this week as a break and SLEEP, and watch the drama(s) that airs after these – if subbed by a group in a timely manner.

On a good note, I still have one more weekend drama to watch, and it is still halfway through. I’m not watching this right when it airs since I’m waiting for subtitles to come. Who knows, i may “fall in love” with another drama while waiting for subtitles. As for weekday dramas, I really don’t have much of an option – not too many fans subbed Wed-Thu dramas….so again, i have to wait.

Oh well, I can always try to be busy with something…..until i find another drama that “speaks” to me…..

Boys Before Flowers

Life after…..

… Boys Before Flowers

For 3 months this drama captivated not only mine, but all the
hearts and lives of all Kdrama fans. As we all know, the last episode aired
last Monday 3/31. For me, the past 3 months are the best months of my life as a
Kdrama fan. In the 9 Kdramas I’ve watched, been watching so far, only 4
really caught me off guard and somehow changed something in me. Boys Before
Flowers is one of them.

Boys Before Flowers is the one drama that rolled my love for
Japanese anime/manga and Korean drama into one. To me, this drama was made to
teach me a few lessons. 1.) I need to be optimistic just like Guem Jan Di, 2.)
I can’t give up on love, and 3.) My soulmate is out there somewhere. Even
though Yoon Ji Hoo is not real, there is someone out there like him for me. Of
course, he won’t have Ji Hoo’s gorgeous smile, but my
soulmate’s smile will still melt my heart none the less.

So, what’s next for me??

Well, I have to first come back from BBF world and get back
to my real world. Now, I have to go back to focusing being a Mom, an employee
to my work, and everything else. I must admit, I still feel lost, and I mostly
feel empty. I feel like I have no reason to wake up and go to work. BBF was my
motivation to work hard, so I can go home and watch it. I still watch it since it’s
currently airing here in CA, it’s just not the same as watching it when
it airs in Korea
– don’t get me started on those reasons!

I also have a few shows that I’m still anticipating to
watch. I’m just not sure if I want to do it the same way I watched this
drama. I watched BBF right when it aired in
Korea , ok, not right when it aired –
I do wait for a few hours for the subbers to add the subtitle, instead of
waiting 3-4 weeks to air here in CA. One thing I know though, for sure, that
even as I watch other dramas, it won’t have the same effect on me as BBF
did. I will still appreciate the drama I’m watching regardless. BBF really
moved me in a way that words can’t describe.