Saturday, August 6, 2016

July Favourites

I only have two things to talk about this month so I'm going to dive right in.


1. Uncontrollably Fond

I ~ L O V E ~ THIS DRAMA. Remember how much I loved Reply 1988? I won't go as far as saying this beats that but it comes a close second. 

I'm not a big fan of bright, cheery, predictable dramas. I like ones that dig deeper into the characters, their backgrounds and the overall themes of the show. This one is dark and twisty (ahh... I miss my Grey's Anatomy) and is a lot more than just what the trailer shows. It has a lot more substance and it's just very very emotional. I suck at describing a show but this feels a lot different than your average drama which is something I definitely appreciate. I trust Woo Bin and Suzy to be picky in their projects so I'm super glad they chose a great one... together. And it's so emotional (episode 10 KILLED ME!) and you should know how much I love emotional dramas. The more crying scenes, the better! 

A drama, for me, is as good as its two leads. And I really really really love the two leads; Woo Bin and Suzy. Their chemistry in this drama hits the spot for me. I knew it from the get go that I'll love them. If I don't feel a drama's main couple, then I won't watch (like with how Lucky Romance, as much as I loved Jun Yeol, I couldn't watch the drama because I could not get over how ingenuine their romance felt). This one, sighhhhhhhh, it's bringing me back to my Taemin/Naeun feels where I shrieked and smiled like an idiot at every scene. Also want to just tell the world how much I love the acting in this drama. I'm so sooooo impressed by Suzy (this is my first time watching her act) and even more taken by Woo Bin whom I've always regarded as an incredible actor. I'm just so into this drama, guys, I won't shut up about it! Right now it's 10 episodes in so I have 3 weeks to bask in this well-made, well-written drama. I love the script also please ugh I CANNOT deal with a great script. 

I don't want to say much because I don't want to spoil the good stuff but it's currently the one drama that I ridiculously look forward to watch every week. Like count the days and hours kinda thing. I've stopped watching Doctors because the whole teacher/student relationship was a little too strange for me to comprehend (and like). I'll probably try to finish it one day but not now I don't think.

Also another Korean drama that I am loving is 38 Task Squad. This is not a romance. It's about a bunch of con guys who are trying to do good by being bad. It's essentially about these guys trying to con the bad guys to pay their taxes and it's just an overall entertaining drama to watch. This is my second non-romance drama after Signal (which btw if I've not already raved about it on this blog, was ~ amazing ~) and I reallllyyyyyy like it. It's a bit underrated I think because of how they have Doctors, W and Uncontrollably Fond as rivals on prime time TV. But nevertheless, really really good. I'm still so pleasantly surprised with the quality these Korean dramas offer to audiences. Something Malaysian dramas need to learn a thing or two about. Ok, I was being nice, I mean for them to learn a LOT about.

If you're a Korean drama fan, I highly recommend this drama. Even if it's to see Woo Bin and Suzy act. So much emotions flying around like nothing else and it's so refreshing to see an odd and strange dynamics in a couple relationship. But I love it gimme some of that Woo Bin lovin' any day any time.

2. Hoop earrings

I've always had a soft spot for earrings; I think it's my favourite accessory. It just makes an outfit better even when you're feeling super lazy. Which is what I am - lazy. All the time. My favourite go-to is a pair of hoop earrings. So simple but yet kinda flashy? Not too quaint like a pair of studs nor is it too out there like a pair of door knocker earrings. Was out karaoke-ing the other day with Tania and must've danced way too hard that I lost my left hoop earring........ note to self : don't wear your good pair when out dancing. 


I met my dad's friend just now whilst having dinner and he asked me what my plans are now that I've graduated. Which is a question I get all. the. time. 

Not that I'm annoyed by it but it's just having to answer, "I don't know" which sounds pretty demotivating the more times I say it. And then questions that follow are pretty much, 

"Have you started looking for work?" 
"You're not going to do your Masters?" 
"But like, what do you wanna do?"

I wished I had a plan but I also am pleased that I don't. I have some friends who are bonded with a company for x number of years and I personally think it's great because that means they have a path they know they're getting themselves on. They might look at it as something they're tied to with not much choice, at least not for a few years, but I think it's ok to have a safety net like that. Especially when finding work can be quite tough these days. But I'm glad I don't because that just means I get to try my hand out at as many things as I like. And be fun with it. I'm going into this whole working thing with a try-all mindset. I just want to do a lot of things and challenge myself at as many things as I can. Because when else do I have this kind of freedom, right? 

Seeing how traditional some parents can be, when this uncle asked and I replied, "I don't know", I was expecting him to either i) recommend someone/somewhere or ii) say, "But you should know...". 

To my surprise, he said

"Take a year off and just chill, go travel or whatever, but just take a year off! You're young, just be young"

I'm not going to do the drastic and take a whole year off and travel. I don't have the money (which was what I replied with and he said, "Who cares!!! You have parents who do!!!"). I like him. Hahaha. But on a serious note, I get that people are curious or at least pretending to be, of what I'll be off doing next but I just need to have a stable and normal sleeping pattern first before even thinking of employment. I feel that makes me sound really really lazy but I do wanna work but I wanna have just chill time first before I do, does that make sense?? 

I don't know lah, we'll see what happens. I'll try to make things happen but the universe has to also work its ways so we'll see. 

Also, I was thinking of changing my blog to a dot com. 

Should I?



  1. Replies
    1. I've heard! I will soon! Thank you for recommending!

  2. I'm not sure if you've seen Cheese In The Trap, but if you haven't please do! It's beyond romance, and there's a lot you can learn from the characters! I have a feeling you'll love it :)

  3. Thank you, Nadira! I have actually watched it but not all the way; stopped midway! I'll try and give it a second go, thanks again!! :)