Holy Crap, Tablo’s New Video Is Awesome!

25 Jun

Let me preface this by saying I love cover songs — I love hearing how artists interpret (or reinterpret) others’ work. So the YG cover project caught my attention when they put out the first one, a cover of Taeyang’s Eyes, Nose, Lips covered by Akdong Musician. But I wasn’t majorly interested in that one, since even though I like Taeyang, the original song is R&B, which just isn’t my style. Today, Tablo released his cover of the same song, and, wow, how one cover can change your outlook. Check out the video, and you’ll see what I mean.

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Yoona’s Street [Initial Thoughts]

22 Jun

Yoona's Street 1I took a drama side trip this weekend to check out Yoona’s Street, and I’m really enjoying this little ensemble cable show, currently airing on JTBC in South Korea. Well, I’ll admit I don’t know how big or little it is in South Korea, but there’s not much information out there for international fans, at least. I finally tracked down English subs, and even though there are only four episodes subbed so far, it looks like they’re industriously working to catch up with the aired episodes. (Have I mentioned recently how thankful I am for the subbers in dramaland? Thanks guys and girls for making it possible for me to enjoy the quality writing, acting, and overall drama goodness — my life wouldn’t be the same without you in it.)

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Imo & Joka: Yay, No More TMBoU Withdrawals!

23 Jul

Imo & Joka Header-2After many weeks of busy-ness (on my part) and summer vacation away from home (on her part), I finally got to spend some quality watching time with The Mystical Being of Unicorns (aka my niece).

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Conversations with Cherry and Stephanie: The Eunhyuk Edition

19 Jul

Cherry Cordial: Ooh, I found the cutest video of SUJU in Hawaii, and Eunhyuk is front and center with a big smile on his face.

Stephanie: YAY — ! Eunhyuk. I now watch SUJU videos for him.
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Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Episodes 1-4 Photo Collages

17 Jul

SKKS FB Cover

As you know, I’ve been rewatching Sungkyunkwan Scandal and discussing it over at Operation: Kdrama Chat, and for some reason, this time I’ve been inspired to make photo collages from some of my favorite quotes and scenes. I’ve been posting them in the discussion and on some of my social media channels, but I thought I’d share them here, too for the readers of my blog.

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Operation: Kdrama Chat, Number 7

10 Jul

OKC Icons-2 At Operation: Kdrama Chat, we’ve already had our next round of theme and show polls, but I was a bad blogger and didn’t post the news here. But! I’m here now to let you know we have a new drama for discussion starting Thursday, July 11!

In the theme poll, our options were Girl Power (kickbutt heroines) and My So Called Kdrama (teenage dramas), with Girl Power winning in a horribly one-sided Kai Bai Bo faceoff between Stephanie and me.

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The Mystical Being of Unicorns Isn’t Fooled

26 Jun

Imo & Joka Header-2

Happy Wednesday, everybody! I’ve got something fun here to help you get through the week. Have you seen the gwiyomi videos going around? Most of them are cute, but every so often I find one that’s… odd. And then, of course, have I share it with The Mystical Being of Unicorns.

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Barefoot Friends Club Update

25 Jun

Barefoot FriendsI watched Barefoot Friends tonight with Stephanie and kfangurl, as usual for a Tuesday night, but tonight, unlike the past eight Tuesdays, we didn’t do our usual dividing of the sections for recap, electing the MVP, or choosing our favorite quotes and screencaps. This week is different because our time with the Barefoot Friends Drama Club at DramaFever has ended. We were asked to continue, but for various reasons, it was just the right time for all of us to move on.

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The Mystical Being of Unicorns Battles the Flu

25 May

Imo & Joka Header-2This won’t be a regular Imo & Joka Update, but I just had to share with you guys a Facebook message* I got earlier this week from The Mystical Being of Unicorns (aka my niece):

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God’s Quiz [Initial Thoughts]

13 May

God's Quiz Poster We have a winner, and the next show we’re discussing on Operation: Kdrama Chat will be God’s Quiz. It’s not the one I voted for, but I’ve heard good things about it, and I’m looking forward to watching it.

So here we go. We have Han Jin Woo, a quirky genius doctor who’s just changing jobs from doing active surgery to work more in research, I think. When he gets there, his mentor has pulled a bait and switch on him and assigned him to work with a mixed team of people that do more than just an autopsy to figure out cause of death. That means that in conjunction with the autopsy, they work with a police detective to go on site to homes and workplaces to figure out what could have happened. In this respect, it’s very episodic, meaning the mystery is solved by the end of the show. I’ve heard — and I’ll have to trust you on this, Stephanie — that there’s a season-long story arc as well.

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