At around this time last year, an extremely rare phenomenon occurred: one of hell’s circles froze over. Well, I have crawled out of hibernation to let you know that the deep freeze has extended its reach and if you listen closely, you might just be able to hear the faint ringing echoes of a crazed maniacal laugh.
When word got out that there was going to be a remake of Fated to Love You, I took it as another sign that K-dramas had run out of ideas. There are already 3, 765, 430 co-habitation/fake marriage /girl meets ass rom-coms out there. Why the hell does the universe need another one to add to the tally? (Thankfully for everyone else, the Powers That Be rarely pay any attention to me.)
At any rate, I have no idea what possessed me to watch this drama. Whatever the source of this divine intervention (and I suspect it has something to do with a certain social networking site that rhymes vaguely with “time waster”), I thank you from the bottom of my calcified heart for opening my eyes to the smoking HOT specimen of man flesh multi-faceted thespian known as Jang Hyuk. I once was blind but now I see — and let’s just say that the last few weeks have been nothing short of revelatory, starting with the eyeful I got from Innocent Thing.
This, gentle reader, is the story of my journey to enlightenment.
How many times does someone have to answer the same asinine question about his/her ideal type? Can interviewers not come up with new questions? Are viewers not sick of listening to the same answers being repeated again and again? [ETA: I remember when Furukawa Yuki was doing the rounds for Itazura na Kiss ~ Love In Tokyo. By the third interview, I could recite his answer by heart. Do entertainment reporters not do their research or is there a rule somewhere that states they have to include this question all the time?] That said, kudos to KHJ for this. You can say whatever you want about his acting abilities (or lack thereof) but I love his sense of humour.
KHJ, here’s my two cents: You are wasting your talent on dramas. Please ask Yon-sama to let you host your own variety show so you can troll all the celebrities who appear on it. I have a feeling you’d enjoy doing this more than another soul-crushing idol drama.
ETA: So here’s my two cents on the GF-beating debacle that he’s now embroiled in: KHJ, it’s time to man up and accept whatever punishment comes your way. If this means having to rebuild your career from scratch, so be it. Everyone has a lesson to learn in life. Maybe this is yours. Quit hiding behind your agency. Apart from making you look like an even bigger asshole, it isn’t doing you any favours.
Considering that I have not been the most consistent of bloggers, I was very surprised when Jenny of Kdrama&More told me that she had nominated me for a Liebster award. Thank you very much for this, Jenny. I am v. v. flattered to be included on your list given that I completed only one K-drama last year (and haven’t even gotten around to writing about it yet =.=)
I’m aware that there’s another component to the Liebster Awards but I think I’ll answer your questions first because knowing me, it will take another five billion years before I get around to the rest of it. So here goes:
1) If you could go on a date with an actor/actress for one day who would you choose and why?(more…)
At first, I thought it was the Korean version of the man-bra that the Japanese had come up with a few years ago (no really, you can buy it on Rakuten) but upon, um, closer inspection, Vivien appears to be a lingerie brand targeted solely at women. Parent company Namyeung has a separate line for men called Gentoff but from what I can see, its range of underwear seems to be limited to briefs. (On a separate note, why are they hiring Caucasian models when there are so many Korean actors who can fill those pants more than adequately? I have a list of guys I would like to see model those briefs, starting with a certain baseball pitcher, but I digress.)
Perhaps Japanese lingerie label Peach John should take a leaf out of Namyeung’s book and hire a few of J-ent’s finest to endorse their wares instead of relying on the same AKB48 faces all the time. Of course, this being Japan, the male celebrity would probably have to model the bras to, you know, demonstrate their cleavage-enhancing properties. I’m sure they wouldn’t mind. Here are my top three candidates for the job: (potentially NSFW unless you live in France or a Scandinavian country) (more…)