k-drama review

My ID Gangnam Beauty

January 28, 2019

Good morning ~~ Assalamualaikum ! Okay this drama is kind of popular as many of my friends recommended this drama to me. And I also had encounter several clips of the drama here and there on socmeds. So, here it is.

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Title : My ID is Gangnam Beauty / ID : Gangnam Beauty / Nae Aidineun Gangnamiin / 내 아이디는 강남니인
Episodes : 16 Episodes
Genre : Romance, Comedy
Network : KBS2
Plot :

Due an ugly appearance, Kang Mi Rae was bullied during her schools year. She became timid and started to giving score to people faces. To avoid another bullying in her collage years, Kang Mi Rae decided to do a full course plastic surgery. She became a hot topic in her department as she has a beautiful faces. Even so, she still had the timid personality. When her secret was out openly, people began to talk behind her and calling her Gangnam beauty. Do Kyung Seok used to attend the same middle school as Mi Rae. He however did not judge a person by appearance and thinks that inner beauty is more important than outer beauty. He then started to like Kang Mi Rae.

One little fun facts, Cha Eun Woo is a member from a boy group, ASTRO. He is known as a face genius due to his handsome face and appearance.

SPOILER ALERT

One thing that make me annoyed from the beginning of the drama until the end is, the 'old' Mi Rae. We never knew who she is. Well, but I do understand that the production crew wanted to protect her image. Butttt, if you googled, there are few articles revealing the actor of young Mi Rae, soooo. 

This drama touch about what people talk nowadays. It is always about appearance. Nowadays, if you wanted to be someone to remember, you need to be beautiful. It is a tragic facts that we had to face. To the people who had a rough childhood, especially due to her or his appearance, it will leave scars to them. They might take it either positively or negatively. Without knowing, the bullying might end someone life. Kang Mi Rae is born with ugly face, thus, her classmates laugh at her, bully and saying bad things to her. When she grew up, she changed her appearance, but she didn't felt the confidence. Another character, Yoon So Ah, a girl with natural beauty, grew up as an ugly, dirty child. When her mother dress her up, her classmates began to like her. She grew older and thinks that to gain people to like her, she must be pretty and must play innocent. Due to that, she became a monster who did not like when there's a person that are more likable than her.

There was one thing that did not match Kang Mi Rae personality. Her way to dress up. This is strictly my personal opinion. As a person who was judged by her appearance and her timid personality, she would not dare to reveal much skin. But instead of that, Kang Mi Rae usually dress more revealing. And when she was assigned as a server at their department stall, the skirt given to her is on almost the same length as her usual short. So, I did not get it when she wanted to refused using the skirt, like whaaaat.

Do Kyung Seok. Honestly speaking, Cha Eun Woo is a bit stiff, maybe he is still new to acting. But, he did a good job on portraying a cold handsome prince character. But, he seems can't get comfortable when acting sweet. I don't know but it was awkward watching him trying to sweet talk to Mi Rae.

Overall, this is a good drama, very light and not much of headache.  There are also scenes that could make you laugh out loud. This is a well-balanced drama with a little bit of every elements. Well, I might have been frustrated because of too much couples to ship on the drama because every one of them is cute. This drama used a large scale of supporting actors and yeah, I had a hard time figuring who is who. It took me to third or forth episode to figure out.

So, I would leave with a quote,

It's not like some people do not deserve to be loved or are not allowed to be attracted to someone. There are no such rules. And no one has the right to laugh at you. Also when you are attracted to someone, you cant control your feelings - Senior Woo Young


7.5/10 

-thes

blogging

Thoughtless Thursday #013

January 24, 2019

Assalamualaikum ! Hey, so, I have started my new and final semester of diploma for one week, so far, it is okay as there was a lottttt of cancelled classes.

my mood for the whole week
(not mine; credited to the rightful owner)

So, the results for last semester was supposed to be out tomorrow but I don' know what happen because it is out today. And, I had checked my result. To be honest, I am shocked that I managed to score this high. Even thought my targeted GPA is not achieved but my targeted CGPA is achieved, thus, I am happy. Very happy that I could dance.

I am this shocked
(not mine; credited to the rightful owner)
I'm a happy birdie ~
(not mine; credited to the rightful owner)
Now, I only have to struggle for one semester to get a very good result so that I could further my study somewhere else. I had my eyes on a university in south Malaysia that offers the course that I wanted. I really really hope that my plan will go accordingly. Insya-Allah.

p/s: sorry for all bts gif, but, theyre part of my life
pps : yoongs looks soooo cute when he acted this way

-thes

blogging

Birthday Giveaway by Mya Rosli

January 22, 2019

Birthday Giveaway

Happy birthday to you ~~ Even tho saya tak kenal Mya secara rapat dan hanya berjaya menjadi rakan blogger sahaja, tapi tak salah kalau saya wish awak cause sometimes a stranger can be more familiar than a family.

So, I'm wishing you :

  • sentiasa berada dalam keredaan dan rahmat-Nya,
  • dipermudahkan segala urusan seharian
  • bahagia bersama keluarga, sahabat sepanjang hayat,
  • dipanjangkan umur serta dimurahkan rezeki 

and the most important thing, berjaya menjadi seorang muslimah sejati. Once again, happy birthday !! 

china

The Witness

January 21, 2019

Assalamualaikum ~ Did anyone have a good day ? For today movie review, I will be doing a movie from China. I found this movie on my YouTube recommendation so I give it a shot.

not mine; credited to the rightful owner


Title : The Witness / I Am The Witness
Runtime : 112 minutes
Genre : Drama / Investigation / Crime
Country : China
Released year : 2015
Distributor : Beijing Enlight Pictures
Cast : Yang Mi, Lu Han
Plot :

Lu Xiao Xing was involved in an accident that caused her to lost her sight and her brother. She was a rookie cop at that time. Three years later, she tried to persuade her senior to let her work as a police officer again. Due to her mistake on the day of her accident, she was unable to return as a police officer. Xiao Xing then called for a taxi that night. Without her knowing, the taxi that she get into was not a taxi. The taxi then hit a girl but the taxi driver denied, saying that it was a dog. Little did she knows, Xiao Xing became a witness to a hit and run case that was also connected to the missing girls in the town.


I assure you, this is one hella good movie, so I think I did one hella good review. Enjoyed =)) Oh, one more thing, this movie is a remake of 2011 South Korea movie, Blind.

SPOILER ALERT

First and foremost, even though this is a crime-related movie, the screenplay aren't always dark and thrilling. It has a good balance for bright and dark scenes. Aspects of suspense, romantic, and comedy all included with the right flavor. One more thing, the movie doesn't hold some very twisted fate of the characters, so there's not much of headache.

Second of all, every actor plays a good part portraying their characters. For example, Lu Xiao Xing character used to be a police officer, even for a short amount of time. So, when she was involved in the incident, she knows what she was dealing with. The most impressive things is the was she acted as a blind woman. If I don't know better, I might think that she is blind. The saddest scene is when her dog protected her from the kidnapper. The dog died.  Lin Chong is acted by Lu Han. He is a reckless teenager who is also a witness of the incident. Lu Han's acting never disappoint, he able to give his best to be a teenager who never thinks other than himself. Despite that, he helped Xiao Xing escape from the kidnapper.

Next, the kidnapping case. I was really curious about the motive of the kidnapper. The girls was kidnapped and there was no sign of murder or any sign that could lead to their existence. There is one shocking things about this kidnapping case. It might cause by the guilt or anger of the kidnapper, I believed. This is sure one interesting part of the movie.

And lastly, I would loveeeee to talk about the OST of this movie. Honestly, I never really get attached to OST of a movie, if it's drama, I might. As the kidnapper use lyrics from a song to conceal his identity, so the song constantly played throughout the movie. It is called 'Fireflies' and sung by Lu Han. Even it is a short song, it is still good and pleasant. So, I will left the YouTube video below for you to enjoy.


I have not watch the parent movie of this movie (Blind), but I am pretty sure that it has a similar plot. So, if you prefer to watch a Korean movie, might as well watch Blind

9./10 for this movie =D

this is the my favorite quote <3


p/s : the last semester of my diploma is here ㅠ_ㅠ
-thes

blogging

Thoughtless Thursday #012

January 17, 2019

Assalamualaikum, holla ! I think I have begun this 'Thoughtless Thursday' segment ever since second of 2018 and it has been half of January of 2019. My first intention by doing this segment is to make sure that I will had at least one post per week. But seeing that the number for this post is only at 012, I think, I failed, ha ha. Nevertheless, I will still continue this.

So, the 10 days break is coming to the ending. And I only had 2 days more or less to enjoy. Last week, I had mentioned what I wanted to do during my so called holidays, so today I will update what exactly happened for the past days.

In my first plan, I wanted to finish my pile up k-dramas. What a joke, I only got to finish one drama and a few movies and there is more than five dramas waiting *facepalm. I guess, I am not the person that could sit still all day long in front laptop and watch drama, I get bored. On the bright side, I had managed to immediately did the review of the drama and movies that I had finished and they are on que to get posted, stay tuned!

Second, renovating blog. This. Is. Not. Happening. Yet. Not in the near time, maybe soon. Like soooooooon. I need time to carefully dealing with the codes and all, so yeah, the mood are not right to deal with those.

Third, exercising. Honestly, I really really really wanted to go jogging every morning. But, Allah has better plan for me as every morning since the holiday, it will start raining. Thus, I didn't exercise. I guess I only went out of the house three times since the break start. Well, I'm a homebody and I'm broke. End of discussion.

meme's not mine;credited to the rightful owner. ( Yoongi being so relateable )


Lastly, read novel. I had finished three novel. One, my favorite novel written by Hana Ilhami. And the other two is Teme novel, 'Arkitek Jalanan' and 'Impian Jalanan'. I only heard from friends that Teme books is a must read books for bookworm, but yeah I never had the opportunity. So, I am really grateful when I win the giveaway. Now, I almost finished with 'Hikayat Putera Tanpa Nama'. Once I finished that book, I will do review on it. As for 'Arkitek Jalanan' and 'Impian Jalanan', I might not do the review. If I do, I might will combined it together, as one set of post.

For the last two days, I will continue with drama, finishing the novel, scheduled some movies/drama reviews. One more thing, I started to write fiction on a website nowadays. It is a fanfiction tho. But yeah, I am trying to get productive.

So, these will sum up my holidays week. Chao.

-thes

movie

Rampant

January 14, 2019

Holla assalamualaikum people ! How are you doing ? This is a review of Rampant, a korean movie which was released around October last year. I watched this movie with a friend of mine, she constantly pursuing me that I should watch this, so I did (only to shut her up). Well, it is not a bad choice actually. So, here is the review ~

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Title : Rampant / Outbreak / Rage / Changgwol / 창걸
Runtime : 121 minutes
Country : Korea
Distributor : Next Entertainment World
Genre : Action, Zombie
Plot :

Lee Chung is a prince of Joseon, but he was taken hostage by the Qing Dynasty. He is a womanizer, and enjoys gambling. Despite that, he is an amazing swordsman. When his brother, Lee Young the crown prince succeed the throne, he brought Lee Chung back to Joseon. At a village, he faced a human that acts like monster during the night. Despite didn't wanted to take responsibility for the villagers, Lee Chung are forced to as he return to the palace. 

Basically, this is a zombie movie that happened during Joseon era. Fun facts, this movie was premier at 19 countries during the same period.

SPOILER ALERT

Okay, since this is a movie that I had watched few months back, and had no intention to watch it, this review might be a bit blurry and confusing ? But I will try my best. First, I was confused with the story line because one, it happened during Joseon era where I had a hard time to identify who is who (sorry but I don't really recognized Hyun Bin and Dong Gun to differentiate them), and two, it is a zombie movie, so the cinematography is usually at a dark places. But, it was soon resolve when Lee Chung arrived at the palace. It is clear to me then.

Just like how fast 'Train To Busan' story develop, Rampant is also a fast moving movie. There was not even one moment where I lost interest to watch the movie. Every scenes filmed, is a must to watch, especially when we are wondering the reason why there was a zombie at the era. And yeah, it was not revealed at the end of the movie. During the falling action of the movie,  the reason why the zombie rampant exist in Joseon era was revealed, although it is a bit unclear how the first zombie got the you know, the zombie DNA.

I really love Hyun Bin character in this movie. He acts as a prince who didn't want the throne, he even went against his father. He had no intention to rule the nation. When his people asked him to protect them, he was reluctant, saying that he had no potential to do so. But the situation change his perspective and he eventually thinks that he needed to be on the throne, to protect his people.

Out of 10, I would rate this to be 8.7. It is a great movie and I was actually glad that my friend insist that I should watch this. It is definitely worth it.

-thes


china

Saving Mr Wu

January 11, 2019

Assalamualaikum and hi everyone. Here is another movie review and it is a Chinese movie. I found this movie while I was scrolling on my favorite website. I was attracted because this is based on a real case happened in China.

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Title : Saving Mr Wu / Jiějiù Wú Xiānshēng
Runtime : 105 mins
Country : China
Genre : Drama / Thriller / Action / Crime
Plot :

Mr. Wu is a well known action actor was kidnapped by Zhang Hua and three other accomplices who was disgusted as a police. The witness then reported the case to the police. The police force then form a unit led by Chief Xing. Zhang demand a total ransom of RMB 3 million. Before leaving to get the money, Zhang told his accomplices to kill Mr. Wu at 9PM regardless he got the money or not. The police successfully caught Zhang and it is a matter of time to save Mr.Wu.

I personally liked how the story develop. Even thought it is based on a real case, the scenes are not necessarily exactly how it happened. With a minimal involvement of actors make it easier for me to figure out who is who.

SPOILER ALERT

To start my review, I would like to talk about the character, Mr.Wu. The way he was abducted was so easy. Even though he did question the real identity of his abductor. They pretended to be police officer and tried to fool Mr. Wu. It was unsuccessful and they had to force Mr.Wu to get into the car. When he called his friend to get the ransom money from the banks, Mr Wu dropped few hints to him. Given that he used to be a soldier with that friend, he gave out infos that only both  of them would understand. When Zhang left to collect the money, he tried to do some psychological talk with one of the abductor. He tried to convince him to betray his friends and released him. 

Second, the unit that was supposed to catch Zhang and his gang was on guard all night and day since Mr.Wu's friend reported his situation. They catch up with his pattern but never catch him. Zhang was caught by coincidence when he visited his girlfriend house. It was nerve-wreaking moment whenever the team supposed to caught Zhang but lose him. I don't know how many times did I felt so frustrated but when Chief Xing caught him, I swear that it was the second happiest moment for me. 

I can't say much about this movie as it is quite straightforward and the plot is easy to understand. Although it is not a movie that I would give a high rating ( 6/10 ) but it is worth watching again. So, I will leave it as it.

-thes

personal life

Thoughtless Thursday #011

January 10, 2019

Assalamualaikum and good evening everyone ~~ I think it has been tooooo damn long since my last post (other than me doing reviews *rolleyes). So, to update about my life, currently, I'm in semester break for 10 freaking days only. And truth to be told, I did not go home. Don't ask me why because me myself didn't know.

this is not mine; credited to the rightful owner ( The I'm not crying JK meme)

So, for the ten days holiday, I'm going to watch all of my pile up dramas, maybe a more frequent blog update, more reviews of what I watched ? I also thinking of 'renovating' my blog but then, it is not my main priority and I'll do when I'm in the right mood. And I'm going to maybe do some exercise? And last but not least, I'm going to read novels (the one that I won from Giveaway buku from Teme by skblog if I'm  not mistaken). Anddddd I just hope that I will survive this 10 days. And today is D-10. I have 9 days to go. 


Hold up, it is still not too late for me to say Happy New Year , right ? Hehe. I was thinking to do a scheduled post for new year but then I forgot. Well, I had my final exams on the last day of 2018 so, yeah, no time. So, I hope everyone of you will had another wonderful year ! 

seems familiar ? yeah, this is what I edit for 2018 new year and yeah, I'm lazy to edit a new one.

I guess this is it from me, till then ~

-thes

k-drama review

Life

January 05, 2019

Assalamualaikum ~ Now I'm having a 3 days gap to my final paper for this semester so here is another k-drama review ^^ 

not mine; credited to the rightful owner


Title : Life / Laipeu / 라이프
Episodes : 16
Genre : Medical, Management
Network : JTBC
Plot :

Sangkok University Hospital is getting its new president as the hospital has changed its management. The new president, Go Seung Hyo is a businessman that put revenue as the top priority. He planned to moves department that generate more losses than revenue to a rural hospital. One of the department involved is emergency department which is an essential department for a general hospital. Ye Jin Woo, a doctor at the emergency  department and few more doctors from various part of hospital tried to get rid of Go Seung Hyo.

Honestly, I thought that this gonna be a one typical challenging doctor lifestyle type of story but it is not that typical.

SPOILER ALERT

At the beginning of the drama, I think that this is a very good drama as there is almost no story of medical staff going against management of the hospital. Indeed, it is. But not so good. As the story develop, it became quite boring and the drama had successfully make me slept while it is playing. 

If you asked me if I wanted to re-watched this drama, I don't think I will. Even the plot is simple
and predictable. Even so, I still kept watching because I really love the relationship of Go Seung Hyo and one of the pediatricians, Lee No Eul. Their kind of cute scene makes me keep going. Oh, and also the real reason of Director Lee (former director of Sangkok University Hospital) death.

I can say that it is a bit of heavy for me. Why ? Because I keep relating the management in this drama to what I have learnt, which is sucks. Nevertheless, it is a good lesson for me. Handling a big company / organization / corporation are not a simple thing (keep reflecting on what I should do after diploma, lol). You might want to give it a try, then do it.

-thes

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