Descendants of the Sun (태양의 후예)

태양의 후예 – need I say more?

The hottest k-drama for 2016. There are plenty of articles out there on “Why you should watch”or “How it changed so many people’s lives/relationships” therefore I wont dwell in that. I’m just going to babble on and on and fangirling just a whee bit.

When I first heard about this drama was late last year when they were filming it and I was interested to watch it because of Song Hye Kyo. I think she’s one of the most beautiful Korean actress out there, not that I know a lot. I got to know about her from Full House, my first K-drama, hence the sentiment.

She’s still freaking pretty!!! Even when she cries! What sorcery is this! I knew that I will be so obsessed with this drama before I watch it so I was determined to wait it out. If I watch 2 episode per week, I think I would have gone crazy. The week the last episode was out, I started watching ep1 1-3 and thought it was just alright.

Was busy with work, so lapsed for a week before I have the time to continue watching it. By that time, most of the girls around me are already in the depression stage -__-|| Together with my housemate, with K encouragement, we finished it off over the weekend and right now, I’ve been having the OST on loop, day and night.. hahaha

Of course knowing it’s a drama, a lot of the plot should’t make sense. The below gif was me for 50% of the drama.

One of my favorite scene from the drama. Totally unexpected and so comical. Looking at the below gif, the song and exact lyric automatically runs by my mind. Hahaha

My favorite song out of the entire OST but they do have some really good ones!

So what’s the point of this post?

There’s no point to it. Just want to log down on the drama that I’ve watched. Just like there’s no explanation why I love this drama even though the plot doesn’t make sense. Maybe that’s the secret. Feeding all the fantasy with cheesy lines but we gobble it all up greedily.

Last year hit drama was the Producer, but I didn’t watch it.
My Love from the Star, 2014 – I think it’s just so-so
The Inheritor – Nice! but it’s very predictable.

I still think It’s Okay, That’s Love will still be my favorite drama to date followed by this one.

Year of Do Minjoon(no idea whats the name of the lead actor) is over. This is the year of Song Joong Ki! Quite happy too since I’ve watched him since RM which means it was yearsss already.

K is being the sweetest and I felt one of the most understanding partner among my friends as he’s saying things like

  • Watch the drama, the most it will take is only 16 hours max (daydreaming and stalking time wasn’t take into consideration) 
  • It’s just a phase, you will feel better soon.
  • You will get through this! It’s just a matter of time.
  • Watch the next episode la, you need to rip it off like plaster.

Too cute! As if I’m going through a break up and he’s consoling me. In fact, come to think about it, I do have all the symptoms. smilesweat

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2016 Day 52

First post of the day started when Chinese New Year ends 🙁 That’s my second favorite season of the year after Christmas.

Where everyone gather and stuff ourselves silly and just be merry. Hopefully earning some extra pocket money along the way.

First Day of the year with K and the doggies.
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My dysfunctional family which makes it unique and awesome
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The annual gathering on the 3rd day of CNY with friends since high school. We go way back. Even before the birth of this blog. Its truly precious to me that we try our best to make it the gathering albeit everyone getting busier and busier as we grow older. Now that 10 years have passed, we have new faces like babies and partners.
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With those that are already now based in KL
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Meeting up with these lovelies. Used to hang out with them all the time in Penang. Now in KL i only hang out on my couch or work desk mostly *Sad

My awesome colleagues which making life at work a little brighter and the walk to the office lighter.

My last year on the receiving end.

So much to story about. So much to look forward towards to in year 2016.
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Another Year, Another Chapter

What a year it has been! Cliche, Cliche, but the year really did zoomed past. I really can’t believe, here I am again, writing this post in the airport while waiting to catch my final flight for 2015 back to Penang.

As much as I’ve always busy or lazy to write any post throughout the year, I’m quite determine to at least keep up with the tradition of posting my year highlight. Anyone close to me will know how taxing my work has been and will continue to be. There’s no avoiding it when I’m in this industry,     serving this particular client. Career has been good to be but I’m anticipating an even more crazier year.

Personal Goals – Travel More!
I believe I did well in that albeit my work schedule.

I went to Cameron Highlands again after not been there since 6 years ago.
I went to Perlis with the crazy bunch and turns out to be the really just nothingness there.
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Vientiane, Laos and NongKhai for my cousin’s wedding.
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Bangkok stopover just to eat all the food!
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Hong Kong and Macao for the first time ever. Can you believe it? 8 hours of transit in the airport doesn’t count. No one ever believed me when I told them I’ve never been to Hong Kong before. Not anymore!!

And the highlight was going to Disneyland for the very first time!!!IMG_6168

I think I’ve been quite into Korean entertainment for quite a few years now and who wouldn’t know who BigBang is. Even way before I started watching Running Man, I absolutely hated BigBang because my first encounter with them was Fantastic Baby mtv

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Never say never, because now I know how they started, their real name, their age, and even most of their songs  -______-

Earlier of this year, me and cousinTing won ourselves a pair of tickets to watch TaeYang and the photo caption that went on my Facebook was
“First concert for the year! …..Next aim: to watch GD/BigBang live!” 

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Guess what!!!!!
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Passes to sound check, best seat in the house and sending them off, all that jazz.

Best of all, it’s all complimentary!!! Woot Woot! To date, I still think getting to watch BigBang live was the highlight of  my 2015. Definitely it sits damn high on my chart.

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Of all the concerts I’ve been to, this one will be hard to beat. The sound and lighting and fireworks were all so on point. And they were sooooo near to me…..Okay, enough of fangirling. Moving on..

Entering my thirties with fireworks. Who uses candle anymore? I would think that in the next decade, no kid will know how to blow out candles on their anymore.

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At this age, I would say wedding season would be at their PEAK while babies birthday are slowly but surely catching up. I counted I’ve attended at least 10 weddings last year alone excluding ROMs.. Not that I hated any of it. I love weddings to bits because I am very picky on the ones that I attend. I love to watch the people I know so well and love unite for life with their other half. I love it even more when they exchange meaningful vows. It could be just me, all sentimental and hopeless romantic.

The world is so big, why did we meet?
Could it have been chance?
Could it have been destiny?

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I also noticed that I have 10 new dresses in my wardrobe too smilesweat

Top highlight of the year?

My only chance of becoming a small face person, title also take

MrsSmallface-to-be sparkling heart

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Next year is gonna be another whirlwind year for me. Bridezilla mode: ON!

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The big Three-Ohhhh

10 years back, I would have definitely imagined and expected a very different kind of party for my 30th birthday.

Instead of cooking for the closest friends and family, I would have thought I will be out all night, partying. Champagnes, VIP area, and all that jazz. After all, I’ve already reach a milestone in life and when I’m at 20, 30 seems so far away and definitely I can afford it by then. It’s called dirtythirty for a reason. That’s the life isn’t it? Apparently not anymore.

Dressing up and going out is a hassle. Getting to stay home and cook is a luxury, especially when all the people I love to be with are at the same place. Having my best friend over to help me with the cooking is love. No need to wash up the dishes after all the cooking is major love.

When we are at this stage of life, time is so scarce. We set our priorities right especially during the weekends, where we choose carefully how and who we spend it with. It’s definitely a blessing the people here chose to spend it at our humble abode and with me. love

I had the loveliest time ever!

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My Merdeka Weekend

In my younger days, Merdeka Eve’s will be spend watching fireworks with my parents from the TV and if I’m lucky, my dad will drive us out to the ever crowded Esplanade.

Then, I would spend it at one of the many countdown parties around. It was purely an excuse to stay out late and have fun. Then, it slowly mellowed down to house parties or just a night in, glad that I’m not working the next day.

This year was very different from any of the above. From the moment BERSIH announced that this would be an overnight rally, I was very sure it will not happen. But it did. So I went almost prepared, everything was in ziplock bags. Almost, because I was a noob at rallies like this. I was expecting the worse. Yet, what I witnessed was the best sides of Malaysians.

Rakyat Malaysia mudah lupa. That’s what they always say.

But let’s not forget this weekend.

  • When we all come together, people from all walks of life, regardless of social status, when you enter the sea of yellow, we were there for pretty much the same reason.
  • where most of us are picking up ourselves or some others rubbish. No litterbugs allowed at an event called Bersih.
  • where everyone is being tolerant of others despite the unforgiving heat during the afternoon.
  • where people are volunteering to keep things organize. Like the guy who held the signage “Toilet & Medic –>” up high. Some arm exercise there.
  • when I actually walked/explored the inner streets of KL despite living here for so long.
  • when silence fell through the streets of thousands during waktu solat.
  • the beautiful moment where thousands of us were singing/humming together under the stars.
  • when everyone was singing the most heartfelt “Negaraku”

Let’s not make these just for this weekend only. We all know we don’t behave that way in real life, so let’s try practice this in our everyday life, for a better Malaysia. Of course there were some parts of the rally which made me feel ??? like, why were there so many place cards in Chinese? But let’s not dwell on that. I’m penning this down as a reminder to myself too. The list can go on and on, but for me, those are the most memorable moments to me.

Day 1

Gathering point, Menara Maybank. Before some of the group went missing.
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Saw this monk marching infront of me. Very intriguing sight. 佛都有火
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I spotted several water stations but while resting on the side walk, this huge lorry pulled up and the driver came down exclaiming it’s free water! Without being asked, men went up to the lorry and help carried these boxes down the streets to distribute. Irony is that I was afraid access to water might be limited so I’ve prepared 4 bottles in my backpack -_-
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Day 2

We went again around 6pm on the second day, with a much lighter feeling.
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Can feel that the spirits were still very high from the crowd and people are still coming into the city at 11pm. The view from Masjid Jamek LRT.
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I do not expect any change will happen today nor tomorrow. But I hope that with this, it will somehow carry some sort of ripple effect towards the future we hope for.

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