The 3rd Annual DramaFever Awards was such a BLAST! It was really fun seeing the stars arrive on the red carpet and then watching them live on stage. I was sitting near the back of the orchestra level so I still had a great view of the stage, and felt so close to the stars. I could have sworn Lee Tae Hwan was looking at me!
And here it is! The ebook for I Need Romance 2012. Starring Jung Yoo Mi, Kim Ji Suk, and Lee Jin Wook, this was an interesting take on romance because it’s all about timing. For the main couple, they would have been perfect for each other if they were at the same emotional level at the same time, and that’s the only reason why they kept breaking up.
So not sure if anyone knows what my real job is. Gasp, you don’t watch K-dramas all day?! I watch quite a fair amount of K-dramas, but I’m also an editor. Video editor, podcast editor, my family’s personal movie editor… And I’m really happy to say that I’m part of this new podcast team called Something Sunshine headed up by my friends Ahnmin Lee and Bobby Lin.
It’s a new year, and a new awards season! Okay, I have to admit I haven’t really been following the Academy Awards/Golden Globes/SAG awards in the States, though I hear about snubs and lucky nominees. (The Lego Movie – how could thou be snubt!?) In any case, it’s a busy time for dramas too! And I’m happy to say that I’m attending the DramaFever Awards again!
So here’s a new project that I’ve embarked upon. Simply put, it’s the recaps I’ve written for all of Joseon Gunman in ebook form. That makes it easy to download the entire series and read it on-the-go!
The countdown to the new year begins! Or, Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/every other possible holiday should come first I guess, before January 1. Ever since December 1 it’s felt like Christmas for me so I kind of forget that it’s still happening on December 25.
In any case – one more personal update before we get back to original programming! I hope you’ve noticed that I’ve got a new site! I know I change it around a lot every year or so, but this should be it. I hope that this is the site layout that will support me and grow with me in the years to come. Hope you like it, and do let me know if something goes wonky for you on a certain platform via the contact page! Thanks, and happy holidays everyone!
Hello all. I just felt like I had to say something as I have admittedly not been very active in updating this blog. I hate to blame it on such a lame excuse, but simply put: I was busy. From going on vacation for two weeks, to catching up on work while battling jet lag, to heading to another city to celebrate Thanksgiving with family, it’s been a bit of a whirlwind as I have not been able to really sit down and watch my dramas, and catch up with the world. I still feel like I’m in a bubble as I was in Shanghai: removed from the world socially, and not aware of current events.
Anyways, I do hope fellow Americans enjoyed their Thanksgiving, and ate and shopped to their hearts’ content. And for the rest of the world – I hope you had a good week? (Not familiar with more worldwide holidays that happened in the past week.) Now that it’s also December, I hope everyone no one gets stressed over the holidays as Christmas is only 22 days away! Whoopee! And the year is coming to a fast close.
Second time in Seoul – ever! And I marked it with a visit to the Studio Ghibli exhibition and more food than ever before. This time I was taken around to the good places to eat, so none of that random “duck into random restaurants and hope for the best” type of thing – not that that isn’t a good plan either. It’s just this time I got to experience really good Korean food from people who told me it was the best.
So the Great Firewall of China and the lack of consistent internet has caused me to delay any posting of my trip in Shanghai. It has also prevented me from getting online at all. The last time I was in this city was five years ago, and it was never this difficult to get online or to visit social media sites. I even had a hard time just letting my family know I was okay via email!
In any case the city has changed in many ways while retaining some of its familiar flavor. I am both comfortable and in awe in this city at the surrounding sites, having last been here five years ago. Things change ridiculously quickly…
(Also, in the picture above, there was a LOT of smog on our first day. It was actually dangerously high, and affected the view of The Bund. Sadly, this is the only picture of the Shanghai skyline I have. Five years ago, the building with the square hole in the middle, Shanghai World Financial Center, was the tallest building ever. Now it’s the Shanghai Tower, that tall spiral that’s still being finished off.)