Month: July 2016

Foreign Music -Choi Min Ho

  My boy is singing a new  solo.  Where can I possibly get this song?  I know I brag about him all the time, but please -not only can he play soccer, basketball, run, jump, swim, do obstacle courses, sing, dance and rap he has now proven that he has an amazing arm for baseball. Is there anything Choi Min Ho can’t do?  If there is -I don’t want to know it. Way to go Min Ho -You are truly amazing!  Saranghaeyo  

Book -Crossing Boarders

Crossing Boarders by Debra Sue Brice I met Debra Brice at the Akron Readers & Writers Book Expo, this last Saturday.  There was probably 40 authors there, with lots of amazing titles.  Debra and I were prepared to speak during the Christian Fiction panel.  Since the whole expo was pretty much a bust, Debra and I got to know each other. We exchanged novels, and I took Crossing Boarders back to my sisters house and began reading it.  I finished the novel that night and loved it. If you love horses, and dressage this book will bring back so many thrilling moments you’ve spent in the saddle.  Several times I burst out laughing with the witty one-liners Debra added to this novella. Not only did book bring back memories, it also had a sweet little romance where the up-and-coming champion female trainee and the barn manager discover unexpected feelings for one another. This book is great for young teenagers, but if you are an old woman (like me) who loves to read about horses -you’ll enjoy …

Foreign Drama -New Dramas on Viki.com

New Dramas Out Now! Lee Jong Suk and Han Kyo Joo are starring in the new drama – W.  It is a Taiwanese drama and only available (I am unsure if this will change) on Viki.com.  I can’t wait to dive into Jong Suk’s new drama. Another drama on Viki is Ji Chang Wook’s new drama, co-starring An Yui Zi,  Whirlwind Girl 2. Ice Fantasy starring Feng Shao Feng, Victoria Song, Ma Tian Yu, Zhang Meng.  This Chinese drama, available on Viki, looks like an epic new romantic sci-fi. I don’t have a subscription to Viki.com, so I will have to suffer through the commercials (and lock-ups), but these dramas look like they are worth the suffering.

Foreign Drama -Master’s Sun

Master’s Sun 17 episodes 2013 Why did it take me so long to watch this drama when it received such high recommendations?  I’m just not into paranormal. This is a drama by the famous Hong Sisters (Hong Jun Eun & Hong Mi Ran).  They are screenwriters who wrote some of my favorite dramas. Warm and Cozy/ Jeju Island My Girlfriend is a Nine-tailed Fox The Greatest Love and one nearly all Kdrama fans will recognize: You’re Beautiful The most recent drama for Jo Si Sub, the hero in this drama, was Oh My Venus.  For me, the character he played was dull in comparison to the lead female, Kong Hyo Jin -who is fabulous in everything she does. I’m not saying I didn’t like the lead male, just that he was dull.  The kisses lack luster, and how could your really get into a guy who constantly said, “Get lost.”?  Yet, there were very sweet moments.  Those precious moments where he would touch her and worry over her were especially endearing.  Still, the moment he …

Foreign Drama -Autumn’s Concerto

Autumn’s Concerto 34 episodes 2009 Taiwanese This is a masterpiece.  After rejecting it many times over, I finally watched a couple of years ago and it is still one of my all time favorites. Vanness Wu (Wu Jian Hao) is sexy, virile, and a superb actor.  I love him so much, I have all of his music, especially loving songs like I’m A Different Man Ming Ding Marry Me Eternity Is This All Ai Mei Zou Plus many more. Vanness portrays a young man tormented by his father’s suicide. Sadly, this is the only drama I’ve seen Vanness in but he has made 16 movies and 12 dramas.  I found this one on Netflix, but it is available on Drama Fever. Born in 1978, in Santa Monica, California, Vanness moved to China as a young adult and married his high school sweetheart.  This is to the best of my understanding.  I also understand that Vanness is a Christian.  Yeah! He was originally with the boy band, F4 -but is now a soloist. Andy An (a truly beautiful woman) …

Foreign Drama -Beautiful Gong Shim

Beautiful Gong Shim 20 episodes 2016 Namgung Min is a talented actor.  I still think he impressed me the most as the evil man in The Girl Who Sees Smells.  Yet, his wonderful talent at being silly, is endearing.  This is an actor you see over and over. Wild Chive’s and Soybean Soup I Need Romance 3 Cheongdam-dong Alice Becoming A Billionaire My Secret Hotel He also participated in TV show, We Got Married Season 4.  I never got to see that, but I really enjoyed those shows.  If you haven’t seen the two available, you should check them out.  One has Heechul and Hong Ki, the other one has Key and another guy. Bang Minah is so cute wearing that stupid looking wig, believing it is better then people potentially seeing her bald spot.  By the end, I was convinced she was cuter with the wig then without.  Currently, I am watching The Master’s Sun, where she is a high-school student.  Minah is part of the girl group –Girl’s Day. Minah also sang a song …

Foreign Drama -Mojin: The Lost Legend

Mojin: The Lost Legend (The Ghouls; Touching Gold: The Lost Legend) 125 minutes 2015 This is a great movie that is like a combination between the Indiana Jones series and The Tomb Raiders.  I found it on Netflix but I believe it can be watched on YouTube, also. I loved the way they combined theories from the Chinese calendar, forces of the earth (wind, fire, water, etc.) and ancient Mongolian tombs.  When we watch a adventure/action film like this, most of us aren’t interested in the similarities of the sets, but in the action, death defying moments and sacrifice for love and/or money.  This movie provides all of those dimensions. It is the highest grossing IMAX for China.  According to Wikipedia, it earned a record 27.1 million dollars, as of January 2016.  Pretty impressive. As much as I loved this film, the beginning was lackluster.  The comedy relief, played by Huang Bo, got better as the story went along -but overall I didn’t care for his part.  Although, that isn’t saying he didn’t do a good job -I just believe the …

Foreign Drama -The Werewolf Boy

The Werewolf Boy 125 minutes 2012 Song Joong Ki is incredible.  He portrays a dog better than anyone I’ve ever seen.  For a country that has not valued their pets, Joong Ki must have studied dog’s months before playing this part.  Small details that others often miss, he brings to the surface with expertise. I put off watching this movie until I learned Joong Ki was the primary male actor.  This I still didn’t watch it -however, today there was nothing I  was interested in.  I’ve caught up with the releases in my fav dramas hitting Drama Fever screens right now -Top of my list is the new drama with Kim Woo Bin (Uncontrollably Fond), Beautiful Gong Shim, and Ji Hyun Woo’s new drama (Wanted).  I don’t want to forget Park Shin Hye’s new drama (Doctor Crush). I can hardly start a day without appeasing my Kdrama addiction -so I chose this movie.  I loved it! Park Bo Young -most recently seen in Oh My Ghost, was perfect.  All young girls can remember when her first love consumed her …