A (Long-Awaited?) Blog Update

Hi all! My last post was published three months ago — wow. I realize I have been neglecting this blog, and I can only say that I have returned with a better image and will not disappoint my fans — sorry, was channeling Kpop idol apologies right there.

I guess a mix of things happened. I began dating someone for the first time in my life. I started living in an apartment. My roommate got a cat. I started taking upper-division courses at school.

These aren’t really excuses for not blogging, though, since I guess I technically still have time. I’m just horrible at managing time. But I hope that these circumstances provide a better context for why I was gone for so long.

No worries, however! I am bringing this blog back to life, since I missed writing so much. I plan on shifting my blogging focus to Kpop rather than dramas, though I’m not super committed on this plan yet. Regardless, I’m just glad to get back into blogging, and I hope y’all enjoy the future posts to come!

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Jdrama Recommendation: Long Vacation

The iconic OST for the drama, La La La Love Song:

The number one reason to watch this drama is for its well-written script.

Have you ever watched a drama where the plot progresses so fast that it’s almost like you’re watching a Dramabeans recap instead of the actual show? Or have you watched a drama that is so slow that you give up on the show and start reading Kpop forums instead?

Well, I think I’ve found a drama with perfect pacing — Long Vacation, a 1996 Japanese drama starring Kimura Takuya and Yamaguchi Tomoko as two housemates who start out as friends but gradually begin developing romantic feelings for each other.

There’s a lot of dialogue, but it doesn’t make the show boring. Instead, their conversations are always interesting, and are structured in a way that seems natural, rather than simply existing to further plot along.

Score: 9/10

Sing China Season 3 Episode 1 Recap

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It’s that time of year again.

Sing China is back. Season 3, can you believe how fast time flies? Goodness, I myself just turned 20 a few months ago and I’m still finding that hard to believe.

And by popular demand (and by that I mean one comment on one of my recent posts), I guess I’ll be recapping this show once more. But it’s not going to be detailed, okay? I’ve sort of lost patience for recapping over the years. It takes a lot of time and devotion to write lengthy posts. I’ll basically be posting links to individual performances in the episodes and also reviewing the performances. Continue reading