anniversary

61 Years with Independence

August 31, 2018

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Assalamualaikum, hello, ni hao, vanakkam dear Malaysian ! So, today is the day when the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al Hajj had declared that Federation of Malaya ( former name of Malaysia ) was independence from the British Empire. Thus, to commemorate the event, 31st August 1957, it was later announced as national holiday.

As we know, every year, there would be a theme for The Independence Day and as for this year, Sayangi Malaysia which could also be translated as Love My Malaysia. Bunkface's 'Kita Punya Malaysia' was selected as the official song theme.


As I was in semester break, watching YouTube is my daily thing now. So, I actually found some interesting video about Malaysia that I could share it here.



I don't know why, but this video actually came up on my recommendation, so I just watch it. I think this video is fun and easy to understand as the guy who explain every word are really good. I have never learnt history in English, but I can understand what he was trying to say. This channel is really fun, check it out yourself here


This one is another interesting video because you could actually find out what foreigner said about Malaysia. I was very surprised when one of the guy mention that Malaysia is famous for photography because, I don't really think so. This channel is very fun to subscribe and they upload their videos weekly, check it out here !


This channel was actually conducted by a traveller so he usually uploaded his travelling vlog.And as you can guess, that video is about Malaysia, and how diverse it is. If you are interested in travelling to other country, check out his channel here.

I hope that we as Malaysian could continue to live in peaceful, harmony and respecting each other. Happy Independence Day Malaysia ! And, happy holiday =DD. There was a few quizzes about Malaysia that I found online, so I guess, I will leave with those quizzes as my closing. Good luck ~

Quiz 1

Quiz 2

Quiz 3

-thes 

EXO

Rich Man, Poor Woman

August 29, 2018

Assalamualaikum and hi. This entry will cover another k-drama review. At first, I wasn't going to watch this drama as it is not in my favorite genre, but as I scroll through my Instagram, I found one interesting clip of this drama, so I decided to roll the dice. Another reason is because of Suho. Since I am a fan of EXO, I always keep up with the members individual activities, and I decided to watch it. And the reason that convince me to watch this drama is the plot summary. As this drama had mentioned one of neurological disorder, prosopagnosia ( inability to recognized faces ) which I never knew about, I decided to watch it.

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Title : Rich Man, Poor Woman /
Episodes : 16
Network : MBN, Dramax
Genre : Romantic Comedy
Cast : Suho, Han Yeon Soo, Oh Chang Suk
Plot :

Lee Yoo Chan is an IT genius who is also one of the founder and CEO of Next In. He built the company seven years ago with Min Tae Joo, his brother-like friend. Next In became the most desired place to work at for the young professionals. Despite his success, Lee Yoo Chan actually suffers from prosopagnosia, which he can't recognize faces. Kim Bo Ra is a last year college students who is having difficulties finding jobs. She failed almost all of her interview. When she was about to give up, she met with Min Tae Joo, who suggest her to attend Next In interview session. Kim Bo Ra had a skills to memorize things quickly. During the interview session, Lee Yoo Chan insult her ability by saying that it was useless, but then she was hired for her ability.


!!! SPOILER ALERT !!!

To be honest, this drama are not really that great. Maybe it wasn't my type, but yea, it is quite boring. But, but, but I loves the main actress, Han Yeon Soo. She is cute, like, her face is really really small. And her eyes are really big. OMG

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( she's cute aren't she >< )
  

I think the plot is quite realistic, for example, how hard it is to pass an interview. Despite her ability to memorize things quickly, Kim Bo Ra was continuously rejected. All of the employer thought that her skills are not practical and might not benefit the company. When she went to Next In, I thought that Yoo Chan would be impressed and accept her but man, no. He, being a complete jerk, insult her in front of the other candidates. Another part is, when Yoo Chan decides to leave Next In, he planned to take his staff, which was his team that are directly involved with the 'Big File' project. Unfortunately, none of the team members wanted to leave the company. Even Kang Chan Soo, the one who really likes Yoo Chan decides to stay.

Another than that, I think everything is predictable. Like, you could guess when will Tae Joo backstab Yoo Chan, how Yoo Chan will get up again, the connection between the characters and everything. There was no thrill, at all. The only thing that kept me from discontinuing is, Bo Ra's relationship with Yoo Chan's past girlfriend.

There was another character that make me stay. It was Cha Do Jin, the former worker of Next In also boyfriend of Mi So, Bo Ra's bestfriend. I think, this couple caught my eyes more than the Yoo Chan and Bo Ra. They were always bickering after the break up. It was funny because they obviously attracted to each other. And the moment when they found out about the baby, it seriously funny. And they ended up get married instead of aborting the baby which was the original plan. And, the morning of their wedding, they actually forget the ring ! Like, seriously ? LOL.

I think this is all that I could came up with. As for this drama, I think 6/10 ? Okay, that's it. Thank you for reading ~

-thes

k-drama review

Lawless Lawyer

August 26, 2018

Assalamualaikum, so here is another k-drama review. To be honest, I really anticipate this drama ever since I read the synopsis, plus the main actor is my one of all my favourite, Lee Jun Ki ( a fan since Scarlet Heart).

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Title : Lawless Lawyer / Moobeob Byeonhosa / 무법 변호사
Network : tvN
Episodes : 16
Genre : Law
Cast : Lee Jun Ki, Seo Ye Ji, Lee Hye Young
Plot :

Bong Sang Pil is a thug-like lawyer with a high winning rate. He work as a lawyer to take a revenge for his mother - who was killed by an influenced judge, Cha Moon Suk's subordinate, right in front of his eyes. When he was trying to escape from the bad men, he met a detective who he thought that he will help him, but the detective was on Cha Moon Suk side. When he escaped, he went to find his uncle outside of Gisung. 18 years later, he went back to Gisung to start taking revenge on people who killed his mother. Ha Jae Yi, who got her law license suspended because she beat an unjust judge returned to Gisung, her hometown. Bong Sang Pil then approached Ha Jae Yi and get her to work with him. He also knew the secret of Ha Jae Yi's mother disappearance.

Seo Ye Ji is an actor who is in Hwarang, as Princess Sook Myung ( that's why I felt like her face is familiar to me, I re-watch Hwarang before this drama ).

!!! SPOILER ALERT !!!

This drama has successfully broke my expectation of villains. First, Cha Moon Suk's most loyal subordinate, Ahn Oh Joo became one of the candidate for the Mayor of Gisung ( with the help of Cha Moon Suk ), he literally ruins Cha Moon Suk's father ceremony by promoting himself. He took the spotlight which was supposed for Cha Moon Suk. I actually very satisfied when he was slapped by Cha Moon Suk. It was quite funny.

Unlike other crime-based drama with heavy law term and cruel villain, this drama is rather light. With the present of not-so loan shark, who later became Sang Pil trusted people, this drama is fun to watch. My favorite is when they did their 'Lawless Lawyer' trademark moves.

Even thought this drama point out the misused of power ( just like other drama ), the only people that stood out is the so-called-just judge, Cha Moon Suk and the CEO of OhJu Group and also Mayor of Gisung, Ahn Oh Ju. These two is the only people with power that were highlighted in the drama even thought there were another five people.

The romance between Sang Pil and Jae Yi started during the rising of the drama. What I liked about this couple is there was less and close to no cheesy line between them. Besides, the actor who act as Jae Yi had a typical cold-princess type of face. Based on Hwarang and this drama, I don't think she will be suitable for an innocent, playful type of character. Same goes to the actor who act as Sang Pil. It will be weird if he did not do some stunt act in his dramas or movies.

Best part of this drama is the plot twist. The first one was something that I could guess randomly ( and hey I got it ! ). And the second one, it was totally unexpected, it was jaw dropping ( at least for me ). In the beginning of the drama, Sang Pil had received a notebook, from an unknown person. I don't want to ruin the fun and spill the beans, so to those who are curious, watch it yourself. I guaranteed that this drama is worth watching.

I would give 8.5/10

-thes

BTS

My Thought on IDOL

August 25, 2018

Hey fellas. So, yesterday was quite a day for me as I anxiously waited for the clock to hit 5PM. Every ARMY must also had the same feeling as me. Yes, yesterday, Love Yourself  series, Love Yourself : Answer was finally out after along wait. And now the series are officially ended ㅠㅠ

The MV for the title track of this album, IDOL was released at 6PM KST on 24 August 2018. When I first watch the MV, my very first thought is,

'am I watching some bollywood movie right now ?' 

The reason why I had that kind of thought is, there  is one specific scene ( near to the end of the MV ) that shows BTS members dance with a large number of dancers plus with the music somehow resemble the music of bollywood movie where the actors will sang together with a lot pf dancers. ( people who watch SRK, Amir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor should know exactly what I am talking about ).

The MV is full of colors and it might hurts your eyes ( be careful ! ). And some people even said that their MV had broke the stereotype of K-POP MV which I don't really understand. There is this one scene with drawings of some members, Jimin, SUGA, and Jin. At first, I thought that there are drawings of all members but as I kept watching the MV, I did not found the other four drawings of the members, but well, I don't really have a keen eye. And the scene with shark, it reminds me of the time when Jimin sung 'baby shark dooo dooo' in Summer Package.

(this video are not mine ; credited to the rightful owner, @myalogue on Twitter )


As we are talking about BTS, we had to discuss a little bit of the lyrics. As usual, I have my favorite line from every song. As for IDOL, the bridge part, which was sung by Jimin and Jin is the first in my favorite.

" I'm so fine wherever I go,
Sometimes I find the longest way to go around,
It's okay, I'm in love with myself,
It's okay, I'm happy in this moment "
Another part that I love is sung by Jungkook and V, 

" There are tens and hundreds of myself in me,
I welcome another me, today,
After all, all of them is me,
I just go at it, rather than sit on it,
Runnin' man. "

 And of course the line is,

" You can't stop me loving myself "

 The song itself is catchy. Honestly, EDM is not my favorite genre but I do listen to them from time to time, so I guess, this song will be able to keep my mood up, just like other EDM song does. I haven't yet heard of another song in the album ( internet was so slow and I got lazy everytime ) but I have heard 'Trivia : Seesaw'. It was really good ! One more thing, there is another version featuring Nicki Minaj of this song and the MV will be upload later days, ( I will update this post when the time comes =D )

I think this is all I could share, so I'll leave with the official MV of IDOL, enjoy ~


p/s : when the clock hit 5PM, I hit the refresh button on ibighit channel countless times and the MV wasn't in so I had to search, up until now the MV was not in their channel and I also did not receive any notification*facepalm* ( did it only happened to me ? )

-thes

BTS

Thoughtless Thursday #009

August 16, 2018

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(this will be me after diploma *facepalm)
Holla people ! It's been so long since I wrote on Thoughtless Thursday entry. Since I'm on my semester break until early of September, I had no idea what I should do to fill my days. I only had my long list of k-dramas to watch. I currently watched on Wok of Love and once I have finished, I will make sure to put it on review que !

And, not to mention, I have more or less one week before BTS comeback ! YEAYYY. Make sure you guys check out the intro for the upcoming album.



-thes

k-drama review

Suits

August 16, 2018

Assalamualaikum. This is kind of a very late review because I have finish this drama about a month ago. So, expect a bit of confusing plot.

Alright, aku sendiri tak pasti apa sebab aku tengok cerita ni sebab based on summary yang aku baca, cerita ni tak bagi big impact pun dekat aku. But I still ended up watching this. So, here is my honest opinion.

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Title : Suits / 슈츠
Network : KBS2
Episodes : 16
Genre : Law
Cast : Park Hyung Sik, Jang Dong Gun
Plot :

Go Yeon Woo adalah seorang anak yatim piatu yang dibesarkan oleh neneknya. Dia ada cita-cita untuk jadi seorang peguam, tapi disebabkan oleh latar belakang dia yang miskin, dia tak dapat nak further dalam bidang tu. Instead, dia jadi valet boy untuk tanggung kos hospital nenek dia. One day, kawan dia mintak tolong hantarkan drug dekat one of hotel room. Mulanya dia tolak tapi disebabkan terdesak untuk bayar bil hospital nenek dia, he forced to take the job. On his way to the hotel room, dia sedar yang dia sebenarnya diperangkap sebab ada police. So, dia pun escape. At the same time, ada satu interview untuk hire attorney dekat hotel tu. Choi Kang Seok, merupakan seorang attorney yang sangat berkaliber dekat Kang & Ham Law Firm. Go Yeon Woo yang masa tu tengah desperate nak lari daripada polis terus menyamar as one of the interviewee yang dipanggil untuk masuk interview. Given the eidetic memory, Go Yeon Woo berjaya impressed kan Choi Kang Seok walaupun Choi Kang Seok sedar yang Go Yeon Woo bukan the right applicant. He then hired Go Yeon Woo walaupun dia tahu yang Go Yeon Woo takda licence untuk practice law.

A little head up, story line drama ni tak heavy mana sebab theres a lot of funny scene. And romance also.

!!! SPOILER ALERT !!!

First of all, aku jenis manusia yang suka kumpul quote, especially from what I watched, heard. Dan drama ni sangatlah baik sebab every episodes akan ada satu quote yang somehow berkaitan dengan content episode tu. Tapi tak semua quote aku dapat relate and faham sebab bila dia relate dengan certain episode, quote tu jadi applicable only on that episode. Aku nak share few quote yang aku faham.

"Fate gets decided by the choice you make, not coincidence"

"There always lies a dark side behind the face of the truth. Therefore, the truth doesn't always win just because it shows itself."

And aku akan share one most favourite at the end of the entry.

Honestly, aku still a bit confuse dengan relationship Yeon Woo dengan Kang Seok because there was these flashback scenes yang menunjukkan Yeon Woo masa kecil and Kang Seok masa muda. Dorang macam know each other and macam share a history before. Masalahnya, takde scene yang confirm or deny yang dorang kenal each other. Aku tak sure sama ada writer decide to get rid of the scene or they forget. *facepalm

Bagi aku watak Choi Kang Seok dalam drama ni sangat best sebab dia sangatlah self-centered and suka down kan orang. Dia seorang lawyer with a 99% ( or was it 100 % ? ) chance of winning. Dia lawyer yang takkan bawak case to trial, he thought it as troublesome. Prinsip yang dia pegang, never take it to trial. Dan paling penting, dia tak guna emosi masa deal dengan opposite site. Yang dia tahu, dia kena menangkan client dia ( he never care about other people than his client ).

Go Yeon Woo pulak, sangat opposite dengan Kang Seok. Masa dia mula-mula diiktiraf as one of the associate and not trainee and took case, dia sangat menjaga kebajikan everyone, including his client opponent. Dia merupakan seorang lawyer yang fix the situation. Maksud aku macam, kalau client dia did something wrong, dia akan cari cara untuk make it right. At least, make up to his opponent. Sangatlah tak make sense sebab, kenapa dia perlu kisah, kan ? But yeah, he was like that. Dia banyak kali jugak kena marah and warning dengan Kang Seok.

The moment identiti Go Yeon Woo terdedah, dia kena tahan sebab, well, he broke the law. Masa dia kantoi ni tak salah aku law firm tu baru je lepas one big crisis and Yeon Woo berjaya selamatkan law firm tu daripada terpaksa merge dengan another law firm yang kononnya nak tolong. Kang Seok yang bertanggungjawab hired dia despite tahu Yeon Woo tak berlesen was asked to be responsible. Owner law firm tu tak boleh nak fired dia sebab dia banyak sumbangan dekat law firm tu. So, dia diminta untuk turun pangkat. Kang Seok setuju, tapi dia nak bela Yeon Woo dekat court. After a few argument dengan owner law firm tu, dia dapat bela Yeon Woo. Hukuman Yeon Woo dapat dikurangkan atas sebab dia tak pernah salah guna fake title dia as lawyer and the good deed he had done.

One thing yang perk interest aku is, the additional cast of this drama. First, love interest Go Yeon Woo, Kim Jina. Pelakon yang pegang watak Kim Jina ni is the same actor in 'Mother 2018', Go Sung Hee. Watak yang dia pegang dalam dua dua drama sangatlah contra. In 'Mother 2018', dia pegang watak as an abusive mother, dalam drama ni, she is really sweet girlfriend. And the fact that 'Suits' air ( April to June 2018 ) after 'Mother 2018' ( January - March 2018 ) buat aku wonder sangat macam mana dia boleh change her character in such a short time. Dan lakonan dia sangat wow.

Second is, watak David Kim, one of Kang Seok punya opponent and rival, yang suka challenge dia. He is the same actor in 'Mother 2018', Son Seok Koo . The one yang pegang watak as boyfriend of the abusive mother. Yes, dia adalah boyfriend kepada love interest Yeon Woo. Masa aku perasan both of these actors, aku terus macam speechless sebab they are in a drama again ! Nasib baik dorang takde scene sama-sama.  Kalau tak memang they work on the same project twice lah kan. Tapi watak David ni is more to cameo.

Actually, aku tak berapa faham kenapa drama ni dinamakan Suits. Well, whatever, don't really care. For this drama aku rasa out of five, aku bagi 3. So, I will end this with my favourite quote of this drama,

"Everyone wants to be a jaguar, but they are all hyena"

-thes

me and my life

What Should I Do ?

August 11, 2018

Assalamualaikum. Okay, this just gonna be a quick post. Actually, aku tengah sangat keliru, pening, serabut sangat. Kenapa ?

First, aku ada final paper, lusa tapi aku tak baca apa-apa lagi. Second, aku balik rumah malam final paper dan aku tak kemas apa apa lagi. Third, for next semester, apparently student tak boleh apply for asrama and aku sangatlah perlukan asrama sebab mak aku tak bagi duduk luar T_T. And last, aku tak tahu nak teruskan post review in english ke malay. Actually aku post in english just to improve my english, tapi aku rasa ramai tak berminat nak baca post that was written in english (ada but some).

For the first problem, it can be fixed, kalau aku rajin. Second problem wasn't really problem. As for the third one, ini sangatlah membebankan kepala otak aku. Sangat sangat pening aku dok pikir. Then, aku decide untuk duduk dekat bilik sewa area Nasar Homestay ( idek where it is ). Kawan aku kata permohonan duduk asram bukak first week of new semester. So, aku masih lagi contemplating sama ada nak balik lewat ( and miss out whole lesson for one week ) ataupun stay dekat bilik sewa tu for one week ( tupun kalau aku dapat asrama ).

Aku rasa macam kepala aku nak meletop fikir. Only if management bukak application for asrama before the sem break, it will be better. Like, takdelah aku nak pening kepala nak letak mana barang barang semua, balik awal ke lambat ke apa ke. But, I know that everything will be fine. It should be fine. Hopefully.

And as for last problem, lantak la, I'm gonna write with whatever language. Chaw

-thes

interest

Steel Rain

August 06, 2018

Assalamualaikum and hi. Okay, I came across to this movie when I was scrolling through Twitter. There was a clip of one of the part in the movie that perk my interest. Then, I immediately look for this movie online. Countless websites only provide the english subtitles and not the movie. But then, I successfully found the movie !

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Title : Steel Rain / Gangchulbi /
Release year : 2017
Distributor : Next Entertainment World
Genre : Action
Runtime : 139 minutes
Starring : Jung Woo Sung , Kwak Do Won,
Plot :

Eom Chul Woo is a former top agent from North Korea. One day, he received an order to kill two closest person to their Number One from Lee Tae Han, a high ranking military officer. He was told that the two person are planning a coup. He then accepted the assignment and bade goodbye to his family. While he was waiting for his target at the public appearance of Number One, bombs suddenly drop upon the crowds. Rogue North Korean soldiers descend upon the area and shoots at anyone still movingEom Chul Woo then risks his life to protect the wounded Number One. The only safest place that he could bring the leader is to South Korea.

Kwak Chul Woo is the Chief of Foreign Security Affair in South Korea. He then heard about the active coup in  North Korea and receive an information that Number One is on their way to the South. He then met with Eom Chul Woo and try to come up with a plan to stop the war between the two country.

the situation when Eom Chul Woo was suppose to kill Number One's people.

The gynecologist that suppose to save Number One ( far right ) and two North Korean that follow Eom Chul Woo ( two ladies in pink jacket )

Honestly, I had a hard time trying to understand this movie because I can't figure out who is on the good side and bad side. I came to understand this movie after it run for almost an hour.

!!! SPOILER ALERT !!!

Misunderstand #1

At first, I thought Eom Chul Woo was suppose to kill Number One. So, when he saved Number One from the bombing and brought him to South Korea, I was hella confuse. Turn out that he suppose to kill Number One's right man. The bombing situation was unexpected and Eom Chul Woo thought that the person he suppose to kill was behind the bombing

Eom Chul Woo with two North Korea people brought Number One to a gynecology clinic in South Korea and demand the doctor to save Number One. And when Kwak Chul Woo found Eom Chul Woo with an injured Number One and two North Korea citizen, I honestly thought that he wanted to kill Number One.  The plot was actually quiet hard for me to understand.

Misunderstand #2

The second thing that got my head spinning round n' round is their names. As you can see, both of the main cast had the same name. The only different is their nationality and surname. I'm glad that I could differentiate them before the movie ended.

Kwak Chul Woo with Eom Chul Woo ( they first acknowledge that Lee Tae Han is behind the coup )

Despite the hard to understand story line, this movie is actually worth watching. I like how realistic they tried to potray inside the story. This movie doesn't only show the controversial between the South and North Korea but also their allies. When North Korea launch the nuclear bomb, South Korea asked America ( if I'm not mistaken ) for their support and advice.

Honestly, besides the movie 'Secretly, Greatly', I think I rarely cried really hard because of an action movie. This movie is actually heartbreaking. Why ? First, when Eom Chul Woo was first given the assignment, he was told that his family (wife and daughter) will have to move to Cuba. He tried to left when his family was sleeping but his wife woke up and immediately chased after him to say goodbye, as if they knew that that was the last time they would see each other.

Second, during his stay in South Korea, Eom Chul Woo constantly reported his current position to his leader, Lee Tae Han, to ask for help, but he was attacked instead. He didn't realized that he was used by Lee Tae Han until the person he supposed to meet and kill was killed by his own men. Eom Chul Woo was also injured. During his stay in the hospital, he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Honestly, this is one unique plot because who would have thought that the hero had a deadly diseases.

And the scene that had my tears non-stop falling from my eyes is the climax. Eom Chul Woo had realised that he was used by Lee Tae Han, he then offered himself to stop the war by him going back to the North to meet Lee Tae Han and asked him to stop the war. He said if he failed, he wanted the South to bomb his location when he gave the signal. Kwak Chul Woo was actually disapprove his suggestion but Eom Chul Woo insisted that it was the only way. When Kwak Chul Woo was in his way to send Eom Chul Woo to finish his mission, Eom Chul Woo asked to borrow his card, he then bought a few gifts for his family. He asked Kwak Chul Woo to give it to his family, if he was able to go to North Korea. I was honestly crying really hard when these two bade their final farewell.  And when Kwak Chul Woo was monitoring and finally received the signal from Eom Chul Woo, he was still debating, but for the future of both country, he had to. I was sobbing hard at this point. TT

on their way to sent Eom Chul Woo back to his country
The final farewell

The saddest thing is, Eom Chul Woo's daughter wasn't told that she had lost her father. Kwak Chul Woo went to North Korea to accompany Number One to go back to his country. He then went to Eom Chul Woo's family to deliver the gifts.

The war was successfully stopped but people will never know the sacrifices of Eom Chul Woo.

Honestly, this is the first Jung Woo Sung's movie that I watched. The catchy title and that video clip that I watched got me to this movie and I am not regretting  it. It was worth watching.

Eom Chul Woo tried to negotiate with Lee Tae Han

Eom Chul Woo was shot and was called as betrayer by Lee Tae Han. He then send the signal to bomb his location.

-thes

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