Okay, so the source is Dramabeans: http://www.dramabeans.com/2010/03/j
Jang Geun-Seok (You're Beautiful, Beethoven Virus) is going to be in the Korean movie remake of Kimi wa Petto! Apparently the guy who had played Ji Hoo from Boys Before Flowers was offered the part but turned it down. Thank the Lord.
For anyone who doesn't remember, "You Are My Pet" was a 20-30 year old woman working in a company meets a homeless dancer who she calls her pet (because living with a person who's male just wouldn't work for her). I'm sure there's a better summary on dramawiki, but I'm just really excited. Let's hope this movie is good!
Mostly sports, some music, and a few stereotypical characters. In my humble opinion.
I just realized that my heading was all "You're Beautiful" and I've yet to say a word about it! And I don't want to sleep or work.
Whoo! What a drama!
What you might not like:
Little to no comedy
Matsuyama is a frighteningly convincing crazy guy
What you might like:
philosophical conflict about money and having money
Matsuyama is a frighteningly convincing crazy guy
There is character development!
Interesting ending (I really liked it. It fit, and made for a wistful end)
There's a Death Note kind of feeling to it without the over-complicated parts
Character stuff will be up later. I actually typed it all up and accidentally pressed back, and the autosave feature didn't save everything. ><
Broadcast network: NTV Broadcast
period: 2009-Jan-17 to 2009-Mar-14
Theme song: Sayonara by Kariyushi 58 http://www.mediafire.com/?mtz4wy2hmtm
We're going to embark upon an adventure of experiments.
One: staying up late because I can't sleep and therefore will fall asleep during Father Fred's homily even though the man is a very good speaker and I like it when he takes out his mickey mouse stuff or puts on his huge kingdom glasses.
Two: I was going onto a stream of consciousness before I decided to start. :( Anyway, two, I want to see how this works. and i'm bord. i just don't want to sleep.
Joshua Bell. Cool dude. Speaking of experiments, he did this social experiment where he played at a subway for 45 min. He earned roughly 30 dollars. A week before, he played at a concert hall in which moderately good seats sold for 100 dollars. Whoo!
He was all, "They were ignoring me" Well tough, Bell. Y'see, when our orchestra plays at dinner, we're not only ignored, but we're somewhat of a nuisance. People clap because it's polite, but they're really thinking, "Why is there a mediocre high school orchestra playing while I'm trying to talk to other rich people about being rich?"
I have no idea where that came from. From whence that came. Or whence that came. Do I need "from" if I use "whence"? Is it implied?
That reminded me of Latin. And how I'm apparently going to major in it. Meh. Maybe. Classics seemed like the best alternative. After all, i'm staying away from majoring in math or science. It would be kind of pathetic if I'm in honors for all these liberal arts classes and I try to major in science. But English? Not for me. I'll stick to Latin, even if I'm not that good at it.
This isn't a very successful stream of consciousness. During that last paragraph, my mind kept jumping to other stuff, dolphins, and whales, and I kept dragging my mind back to what I was trying to write. Maybe if something pops up, I'll let it. Foxes. I'll just type whatever comes to mind. Oranges in thongs.
I don't even know if it's a thong. I think it is. Orange Range is the band. Sang Asterisk (boo!) and Shanghai Honey (w00t!).
weaboo...is what came to mind for some reason when i typed w00t.
i'm not sure why. I've realized I stopped capitalizing my I's at some point. I've started to again, but I won't correct the old ones or else this'll be just weird.
I should sleep.
I just slouched a little more on the couch. On one arm is a watch I got for christmas. Didn't capitalize that either. And I have my St. Agnes ring on the same hand. The other arm boasts a very fashionable, very noisy but not really charm bracelet. PANDORA
Like from Phantom of the Opera. "you little prying pandora!" you little viper? is that right? is this what you wanted to see?
The mind jumps from one thing to another too quickly for my finger to type them all. not to mention all the typos. I've just given up on correct grammar and capitalization. who cares.
speaking of correctness, YOU HAVE ALL BEEN SPELLING HALLOWEEN INCORRECTLY. I spelled it incorrectly.
Apparently, according to OED and NPR (I remember about two months ago around that time of year)
f yea. didn't see that coming.
I wish I'd had sugar. then this would all make sense.
TIRAMISU IS HEAVENLY OMGOMGOMGOMG, I LOVE IT. I WOULD LIVE ON TIRAMISU IF IT WASN'T MADE UP OF MASCARPONE, SUGAR, LADYFINGERS (creepy name), ESPRESSO, RUM, AND RAW EGGS
how did the Italians even come up with this? putting espresso and rum in the same dessert? with raw eggs? and who ever thought of mixing the mascarpone with the sugar and the rum and with the yolks? and then you take the whites and you hand wisk them until it's fluffy and stiff like snow. sluffy and fiff.
and then you mix that. then you lay down the lady's fingers and you drench them with half a cup failrly odd parents of espresso. santa claus. and saunta clause. is th emove called the santa claus or the santa clause? i never knew. anyway, you let the espresso soak into the lady's fingers, and then you carefully pour GENTLY! pour the mascarpone (with the now added fluffy yet stiff snowness of egg whites) onto the drenched lady's fingers, making sure to spread it without hurting the fingers. ow.
then you put on more ladyfingers on top of the marcarpone mix, and you drench those fingers with another cup of espresso. no wonder i get jittery when i eat too much tiramisu. then you put even more mascarpone mix on top of that. glasses. getting sleepy. if you're smart, you'll have had cocoa prepared to drizzle on top, but if you're like me or my brother, you'll not think of that and get a packet of hot chocolate and sprinkle that on top. realizing that it looks disgusting, you'll find some truffles that your mother got from a coworker, and you'll use a cheese grater to grate the truffles so that long flakes will rain down upon the weird-looking tiramisu. If you're Morimoto, you'll forego the cocoa entirely and sprinkle on some green tea powder. I didn't finish watching that episode of iron chef. i wonder how the judges reacted to green tea powder.
that is another unsuccessful stream of consciousness. I thought of Yugioh at least twice neopets between my recipe-reciting, though I'm not sure why. I find myself longing for my days as a child when I could watch cartoons without being judged. though i did watch phineas and ferb, which is oddly entertaining. more entertaining than ni hao cai lan. i don't remember a single chinese word from cai lan, but i do remember that "we won't stop until we get some. it's the principle of the thing" should be part of we wish you a merry christmas.
is that it? i could stop now. apparently it's 1:05. idk.
my bff allison and christine in no particular order it's alphabetical. marcus, are you here? kate, kelsey, my goodest freshman pals, *sobs* it's like i'm drunk or something, but i'm not smiling!
I feel like my post sounds happier than my face looks. It's frowning at hte computer as i type because i spelled 'the" incorrectly for about the fifth time. i finished my american applications. the canadians can just wait. o canada! my home and native land! not really. even my cousins are lying when they sing that, though some have never left canada.
I wanna go home.
Where am I?
Protect the VOTE!
People of the world, your vote is being violated!
Mahmoud, we want our votes to count.
I just found a drama called 'My Name is Kim Sam Soon', or 'My Lovely Sam Soon'. It's different from the other stuff I've watched...
Firstly, the main character is a middle-aged. overweight patissiere. She's really not that fat. She's just not as skinny as all the other attractive asian girls you see in dramas. Anyway, there's a rich, young, handsome restaurant owner Jin Heon. He first meets her after she's dumped by her cheating boyfriend on Christmas. A little while later, he finds Sam Soon and wants her as his patissiere. Well, she agrees, but only on the condition that she could be known as 'Hee Jin' rather than 'Sam Soon'. Jin Heon fights this, and I mean, he really doesn't want to call her Hee Jin. Eventually, he loses the argument and she starts work as a Patissiere at his restaurant, Bon Apetit.
One day, Jin Heon interrupts Sam Soon's blind date (which was going really really well), and pretends that he's her boyfriend so that his blind date would leave him alone. Sam Soon, incredibly angry, goes the entire day doing random stuff, while Jin Heon follows her. She gets drunk, and stuff happens, and she wakes up in Jin Heon's apartment. His mother comes the next day, and that's when the idea of a love contract comes together.
At some point, to make his mother happy, he asks Sam Soon to pose as his girlfriend. In turn, he pays (50 million won, I think) so that Sam Soon doesn't lose her house. It all looks normal, right? Everything's the way a drama should be. There's some funny stuff that goes down. There are ups and downs, and you expect that after after a dozen episodes, they'll start liking each other and everything will be wonderful, right?
Not at all.
Jin Heon's ex-girlfriend, Hee Jin, from the states comes back, claiming they never broke up. He's all mad at her for not calling or communicating for three years, and she's mad that he didn't wait for her. At first, it seems ridiculous to expect him to wait when she apparently didn't give him any notice, but as the series continues, it makes more sense, and you feel a sort of pity for her. Hee Jin just complicates everything.
So, I have never been so conflicted when it comes to pairings. I kind of want Jin Heon and Hee Jin together more than he and Sam Soon. They seem so perfect. But Sam Soon deserves happiness, and she probably could find it with Jin Heon. Hee Jin deserves happiness too, and she has an amazing back-up guy who also deserves happiness, but dammit, the only way she feels she'll be truly happy is with Jin Heon! And I really don't care whether he's happy or not, because he's a bit of a jerk who has a few good points. He looks so peaceful and happy with Hee Jin, that I can't help but believe they are perfect for each other!
So this drama does feature a song or two you might recognize. I found a link for the sheet music if anyone's interested: Sheet Music Cafe. It has sheet music from KPop and Dramas, and other things. I haven't browsed the entire thing yet. But it's amazing.
^Gif, created from episode 9 of Love Contract 愛情合約, starring Mike He 賀軍翔(from one of my favoritest Taiwanese dramas, Devil Beside You) and Ariel Lin 林依晨 (from famous works, such as Seventh Grade 七年級生, It Started With a Kiss (1 and 2) 惡作劇之吻, Tokyo Juliet 東方茱麗葉, Fairy from Wonderland 天外飛仙, and Legend of the Condor Heroes 射雕英雄传). I've seen many of Ariel's dramas, at least all of these listed, save Seventh Grade and Legend of the Condor Heroes. I'll watch LoCH when I can...
Love Contract isn't so bad. Ariel Lin plays Xiao Feng (which means Little Wind. You do not understand how amazed I was that I knew that) who is a rough-ish tomboy. Mike He plays Ken, and I think his character is either half Japanese or full Japanese, because his mother and uncle speak Japanese. Xiao Feng is captain of the kendo club in which all her friends involved. So, Xiao Feng's two friends, Xiao Bai and Ah Kai join the swimming team under Ken, also known as the Sea Monster because of his callousness. Firstly, just know that Xiao Feng has some serious issues. I mean, some really serious issues. O.o
The day of Xiao Feng's birthday, after storming out/being kick out of a bar by Ken (who works there), she and her friends (Xiao Bai, Ah Kai, Mu Tou, Xin Lei, and Xiao Xiao) go to the beach instead. They ask her what she wants, and going kind of away, she shouts that she wants to fall in love. She shouts it really really loudly. Ken comes out of the water, apparently having finished scuba diving, and gets mad at her for being noisy. She gets mad and challenges him to a competition, including kendo, boxing, and I guess wrestling/jousting on the pier. She falls in the water, and since she apparently can't swim, Ken jumps in to save her. He has to give her CPR, and once she revives, Xiao Feng slaps him and runs away. She goes home and chats on the computer with someone about the day, asking if CPR can be considered a first kiss.
So anyway, at some point (I think it's still in the first episode, but I might be mistaken), Xiao Bai and Ah Kai come up with a plan called the 'Love Contract', in which the two promise to find more members for the swimming team if Ken goes on a movie date with Xiao Feng and fulfills the 'Love Contract'.
The first episode is kind of interesting. Mike is attractive, as always, and his character is more mature than his character in Devil Beside Me. This reminds of 10 Things I Hate About You. As you see Xiao Feng and Ken falling in love, you are almost deluded that they'll sail smoothly for the rest of forever...but there's always the threat of Xiao Feng discovering the 'Love Contract'. You know things get better at the end, but sometimes, dramas don't go that way...I think this drama will go the way of all the others and have Ariel Lin and Mike He get through it.
Both main characters have family problems, but since we're in Xiao Feng's head more than often, we don't get to really understand what's wrong with Ken's family other than his single mother's health. Instead, we get insight into Xiao Feng's troubled home, where her father has affairs on the side and rarely ever comes home, her mother is more often than not out of the country, and her sister, although seemingly the closest comfort she'll ever have in her family, is romantically screwed. Xiao Feng's sister (whose actress also played sister to Ariel Lin in Fairy from Wonderland) incites your pity, or at least, she incites mine. At first, Xiao Bai and Ah Kai seem like the same character, split into two for convenience, but you see that there is a difference. The difference is most easily seen in their treatment of Ah Kai's girlfriend, Xin Lei. I won't say too much, but every character looks really conflicted, except for maybe Xin Lei and Xiao Xiao, both of whom seem to know who they want (Xiao Bai and Ah Kai, respectively). Mu Tou, well, you'll see. It's not that obvious in the first episode, but it gets really clear soon enough.
The show has a watery theme, of aquariums, fish, and mermaids. There are several references to it, probably inspired by Ken's swimming and furthered by the oceanic animal decor in Xiao Feng's room. It's cute, and not at all irritating or overbearing. The cinematography in the competition scene took a really weird humorous tone...it seemed so not right for the drama, and so far, it's the only scene that's been done that way. There are bits of humor snuck in there, mostly Xiao Feng being mischievous. There are some that are just adorable. Like this v