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Foreign Drama -One More Happy Ending

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One More Happy Ending

16 episodes 2016

Jang Na Ra is a wonderful, endearing actress that always steals my heart each time I see her on the screen.  There is something about her face that leaves you feeling she is precious.  I adore her.

This is the second time I’ve watched her.  The first drama was Fated To Love You and oh how I loved that drama.  She is also in Mr. Baek, School 2013 and will be in Housewife Detectives in 2017.

Jung Kyoung Ho is not one of my favorite actors, but he always reminds me how much I like him each time he appears before me.  The first time was in Fall in Love with Sung Jung.  I guess he was in Because It’s the First Time but I don’t remember him.  I’m currently watching him in Missing Nine.  I’ve only watched one episode so far, so don’t ask me what I think.

Kwon Yool is new for me.  I wasn’t in love with him but he had some good scenes.  Apparently, he was in Lie to Me but I don’t remember.

Yoo In Na was so precious in this drama.  Her desire to have a husband yet repeatedly failing was sad and cute at the same time.  She was perfect for the role.  Nobody’s hair can get quite as wild as hers can.  There is the freaky hair of Hwang Jung Eum, but hers isn’t as pretty when it goes wild.  However, I love this actress too.

Ahn Hyo Soep -this boy may not have had a lead but after talking about Yoo In Na, this is the perfect place to insert him.  Hyo Soep plays the nine year the junior boyfriend.  He wants to wait five years to get married, and her biological clock is ticking.  She decides to date other men -setting this boy off to claim her forever.  It is sooooo cute!  Not to mention that he is adorable!

You Da In followed this drama up with Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo.  She also had a part in Doctors as well.  Busy woman.  Her and her husband must rekindle their love and begin attending a marriage retreat of sorts.  As this relationship finds its path you will fall in love with them.  However, I never understood the beginning of this marriage.  I could have skipped all of that mess and gotten straight to the funny and memorable moments.

Kim Tae Hoon is You Da In’s husband for this drama.  I’ve never seen a man work so hard to get a divorce and save his marriage all at the same time.  He was in My Love Eun Dong and Reply 1988.  The other dramas and movies I am unfamiliar with, but there are many.

In 2016 he also made the drama, Fantastic and the movie, A Quiet Dream; Trick; and Snow Paths.

Seo In Young is quirky in this drama.  She’s engaged but not sure she wants to marry the guy.  In the end, she goes through with the wedding and discovers her husband is a player.  Well, maybe.  Anyway, their relationship is cute.

This is only her third drama since 2009.  I say she earned herself a few more times on the screen from her performance here.

Park Eun Suk portrays In Young’s husband.  He is cute!  This is his fourth drama since 2012.  He was also in The Village: Achiara’s Secret.  For 2016, he also made The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop/or Laurel Tree Tailors.

Song Joon Hee was an adorable young boy who just wants his parents to sleep in the same room.  He’s also been in Orange Marmalade.

Kim Dan Yul is the teenage son of Kyoung Ho and was also in Let’s Eat 2, Potato Star, I Summon You Gold, and SungKyunKwon Scandal.

Ko Kyu Pil was simply adorable in this drama as Kyoung Ho’s friend and work partner.  His advice as seen from his relationship with his wife, is sweet.

Cinematography 8
Script 8
Music 8
Acting 9
Story 9
Total Score 8.4






Foreign Drama -The Wave

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The Wave

105 minutes 2015 Norwegian Film

They say this film won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film even though it wasn’t nominated.  I don’t know how that happened.

I loved this movie.  If you like catastrophe movies, like me, this is one to see.  I wouldn’t say it has the hefty detail of some American made movies, but it was well done and entertaining for its genre.

The movie is actually based on truth.  In Norway, most of the area is mountainous and rocky.  Rock slides happen like we watch for tornadoes.  They have to monitored like an earthquake and centers are dotted throughout the land to monitor this movement.  When a rock slide happens these massive stones fall into the lakes around them and can cause a tsunami.

Kristoffer Joner plays the scientist that first warns of the danger from current readings.  He could be handsome cleaned up but in this movie he looks pretty rough.  Although, he does a wonderful job.

He is most well known for his work in Villmark and The Man Who Loved Yngve.  This actor has a long list of movies over the years, and has been acting since he was 14 according to Wikipedia.  Check out the list and see if there is some more of this actor you can get in your area.

Ane Dahl Torp portrays his wife.  Her portrayal of a mother’s courage and love is brilliant.  I wonder if I would take a life to protect my child.  I believe I would, but in the moment would I?  -well, I still believe the answer is a yes.

Like Kristofer, Ane won an Amanda Award.  Her award was from her performance in the movie, Svarte penger, hvite logner.

Jonas Hoff Oftebro plays their teenage son.  Oh, he is a cutie.  You younger girls should check him out.  He was born in 1996 and has been acting since 2008.  His latest film is Borning 2.  I am unsure if we can see this on any sites like Amazon, Netflix, etc.  You’ll just have to look around.

I watched this film on Netflix.

Edith Haagenrud plays their young daughter.

This is the third film I’ve watched from this area, and I’ve loved all three.  I would be happy if more of them would become available.

Cinematography 9
Script 9
Music 6
Acting 9
Story 9
Total Score 8.4









8 Myths Uncovered About Nutritional Food For Pets


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Pets are adorable to their owners. Along with the other playful activities, providing the best food is also an expression of love and affection towards a pet.

Unfortunately, most people are ignorant or don’t realize that not following an accurate diet guide, can be harmful to their pets.

Pet food cannot be generalized for all type of animals. Selecting the right diet sheet becomes a huge responsibility, as there are many determining factors like breed, size, life stage, activities of a pet.

Ideally a pet’s food guide should be checked for nutritional benefits, ingredient quality and manufacturing standards. Also, ensure that it should be easily digestible and safe, free from toxins or any harmful chemicals.

Have a clear understanding on how various type of food, such as dry or raw food, meat or even the byproducts react in different animals. One…

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Foreign Drama -Romantic Doctor

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Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim

21 episodes 2016-2017

I believe this was intended to end at 20 episodes but due to its popularity they gave us a bonus show.  Sweet!

Han Suk Kyu has only made a handful of dramas since 1990.  The only one I’ve watched (and haven’t finished yet) is Tree With Deep Roots.  This isn’t true with movies.  He’s made 23 movies since 1995.  The most resent is The Prison.  It looks really good.  He is an inmate and thinks he is the ruler over the prison.  I’d watch it, given the opportunity.  We just don’t get access to many movies.  This drama was his first work since 2014.

Yoo Yeon Suk has been a fav of mine since Warm and Cozy.  I was thrilled to discover he’d made a new drama.  Some other dramas you may have seen him in are Mrs Cop, Reply 1994 and gu Family Book.

Seo Hyun Jin is a busy actress.  In 2016, she made 3 dramas and 2 movies.  She has earned record approval for Another Miss Oh, but she’s also been in The Three Musketeers, Let’s Eat 2 and Horse Doctor.

Here is a list of her 2016 work.

  • Another Miss Oh
  • Let’s Fight ghost
  • Because I Love You
  • Romantic Doctor
  • Familyhood

Kim Min Jae is also starring with gong Yoo in The goblin.  It isn’t a big role, but he adds to the fun.

He also starred next to Choi Min Ho in Because It’s The First Time.  He received the New Star Award at the SBS Drama Awards for this drama.

Jang Se Jong -This is his first drama and what a fine job he did.  He obviously made an impact because he has a new role for this year: Siamdang, Lights Diary where he plays the young version of Sung Seung Heon’s character.

So many talented actors that I’ve talked about many times before so I will just provide their names.

  • Jin Kyung
  • Choi Jin Ho
  • Lim Won Hee
  • Joo Hyun
  • Jang Hyuk Jin
  • Kim Hye Soo

Seo Eun Su has only made one other drama besides this one.  Jealousy Incarnate was her first -although I can’t say I remember her.  Yep, it was a small role.  Again, she had a small role, but she stood out.

This drama didn’t have enough romance for me, but I enjoyed every episode.  The surgery’s were realistic and they tackled some tough subjects, such as operating on a person with AIDS.

It rips me up how people will pick and chose who to bring up in this world and who to cast aside like discarded lab animals.  When it happens to us, we’d all love to et revenge the way Master Kim does here.  However, most of us never have such an opportunity.  Against giants, we ants are hard to see.

It also brings to light some of the more difficult choices hospitals and doctors face every day.  A doctor must love his job to deal with the daily ambush of family members, staff shortages, limited space and surgery schedules.  I will look at them with a new wonder to their endurance, and patience while giving their all.


Cinematography 9
Script 9
Music 8
Acting 9
Story 10
Total Score 9♥







Foreign Drama -Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

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Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

16 episodes 2016-2017

This is a love that is pure and simple, yet filled with joy.  Every moment of this crazy drama was endearing as these two polar opposites turn their friendship into  romance, defying the odds with dignity and honor.  If I could chose the perfect love story for my daughters -this would be the relationship I would wish for them.

Nam Joo Hyuk is adorable.  Jung Joon Hyung is childish, warm, cozy and true to his heart.  It doesn’t hurt that he is ever so handsome.  Joo Hyuk was loved in Moon Lovers, Cheese In The Trap and Who Are You: School 2015.  I can’t wait to see where he goes next.  On December 30th he won Best New Actor award at MBC Drama Awards.

Lee Sung Kyung also won an award for Excellent Actor at this same day.  She was incredible in Cheese in The Trap -proving she could win over the hearts of anyone who watched her.  She was also in Doctors, and It’s Okay, This is Love.  It is hard to believe this is only her 5th drama.  She does have a movie in 2017.  Broker will star Kim Young Kwan and Lim Ju Hwan.  I hope we get to see it.  A daughter of the minister of Justice gets murdered.

Who is there not to love in this drama?  Every character was endearing.  Her best friends are played by Choi Hye Jung and Lee Joo Young.  His best friend is played by Ji Il Joo.

His brother was performed by Lee Jae Yoon.  We can hardly look over Bok Joo’s coaches –Choi Moo Sung and Jang Young Nam.  Or her father and uncle –Ahn Kil Kang and Kang Ki Young.

At least once in our lives we dream about being loved by one of the most popular kids in our school.  Bok Joo doesn’t dream of being with Joon Hyung nor does she believe a boy such as him would even look at her.

Bok Joo is a weightlifter.  She lives to eat and the smell of sweat with metal in the weightlifting room of her college.  Her dad lifted weights and the two dream of her making it into the biggest weightlifting competition of her career.  She is considered “overweight” and far from the “popular” group.  I know this is hard to picture since Sung Kyung is thin and ultra attractive.  I believe she may have put on some weight for this drama -but mostly I believe she wore some padding in her shorts.  She still doesn’t come off as heavy.

Joon Hyung is a fast swimmer and extremely popular.  His ex-girlfriend believes she is the only one suited to stand at his side.  This gymnast is played by Kyung Soo Jin.

The two met in grade school where she saved his life as he fell from a classroom window.  When he recognizes her, a friendship forms.  Soon he realizes he’s fallen in love and is both surprised and filled with pleasure, joy that pours out of him.  He pushes her to see him as more then a friend.  Her own surprise at discovering her feelings for him turns this drama into a crazy romance with all the foolish discoveries that come along with it.

This is certainly one of my favorite dramas ever.  I enjoyed each episode as it brought back memories of innocence, and fairy wishes that (at least in this case) did  come true.

Cinematography 9
Script 10
Music 8
Acting 10
Story 10
Total Score 9.4♥






I don’t say “I’m sorry” very often. My husband comments on this because he feels that he is the only one who says these words. I find “I’m sorry” lacks meaning unless we genuinely mean it. I agree with what she wrote. Us women do need to hear these words but for my husband I don’t just spill out words without meaning (which us women often do) I show him each day that I forgive his unforgivable and aggravating behaviors by loving him and allowing him to Feel my love, every day. This is a great article.

See, there's this thing called biology...

Continuing my quest for justice in conversations across the intertoobz, I encountered this  interesting gender tendency around saying sorry. “Justice” within marriage requires an interest in your spouse’s perspective, sorrow for their suffering, and a willingness to name evil for what it is. Empathy. On both sides. No empathy, no connection.

This is a very feminine perspective of course, but in order to feel loved, women need safety and justice. You want women to feel loved because, well because there are great perks there. Women function best when we feel loved. What is it to feel loved? Safety, justice, protection, provision. Men tend to feel love as something more entwined with respect.

Someone smart once said the secret to a good marriage is just one-act of forgiveness after another. I think that is really true, and we are just speaking of the trials and tribulations of daily living here. Unforgiveness…

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