Hotel Del Luna

She’s a warrior of old, damned to manage this hotel of the dead for who knows how long. He’s a young man who’s father promised him to her 20 yrs before when he stumbled into the hotel, being somewhere between life and death. I must say that Oh Ji Ho is still very handsome to me, and he has great comedic timing although I think he should ALWAYS be a romantic lead in romantic mode, lol.

The first episode got pretty much to the point in letting us know what’s going on with the hotel, but the why is a mystery. The heroine is very pretty, and our hero is much more handsome than he looks in the promos for this drama. I’m guessing this is going to be a series of episodic stories related to the deaths of the characters involved, and where good and evil—— and their consequences prevail. Nice mix of fantasy with the real. Hope I like this!

Robin, I watched the short……

But delightful “A Sharply, Graceful Girl.” I enjoyed it, and found myself wanting more. Very interesting historical tidbits about the city of Kyoto, and the blooming friendship ( romance?) between these two young people. I believe Yorichan said it best regarding Kyoto— “ this small, cramped city,” but the beauty of it couldn’t be denied. What amazed me most, believe it or not, was how tangled, but orderly the vast amounts of wires connected to the electric and telephone poles were! They were everywhere! I was like “ Wow!” with one major storm to hit the power, the city of Kyoto would light up and spark like the light and laser show at Disneyland!! Beautiful cinematography, sweet relationships, and kind and thoughtful characters— even though the locals were snobs, lol……

Pi Squared

So I finished “Something in the Rain,” and sadly for me, regardless of the size and content of certain dramas, the formula will always equal pi. Don’t get me wrong, I mostly enjoyed the two leads together, except for a few unnerving, unnecessary moments. They seemed to really enjoy each other as they fell in love, and like couples who can’t enough of each other during the honeymoon stage, their appeal was satisfying on many levels. But the repetition of parental interference, coworker angst, relationships put through needless tests, and that ever present “time apart-separation” thing turns me off to some extent.

I’ve taken breaks many times for that purpose alone, but the formula remains like a ghost with no eternity to escape to. It’s become a bit like telenovelas, only shorter.

Something In The Rain……

Not exactly sure what drew me to this drama… I do like Son Ye Jin. I think she’s very pretty and I’ve liked her overall persona in previous dramas that I’ve seen her in. Jung Hae In, her male lead, I’m unfamiliar with, but I like him so far. She’s a supervisor at a coffee company, and he’s the younger brother of her best friend. He’s just returned to Seoul ( I guess it’s a Seoul) after being in America for the past 3 yrs perfecting his craft— whatever that is—- haven’t figured it out yet. She just got dumped by her boyfriend of a year, and is pretty bummed of course. The ex is a real jerk who was cheating on her with another “younger” girl. Our heroine is 35 yrs old and the pressure to get married is, of course, at an all time high— especially from her Mother.

It’s clear she and the hero of this story have a good relationship. I’m sure he was like a younger brother of “sorts” to her, because she was very happy to see him upon his return. It’s obvious to me that he’s probably always had a “thing” for her, but would never act on it—- at least before he left.

There’s the typical office stuff going on, jealousy, backstabbing, men who rule the roost simply because they are men. Our heroine currently lets these “freely touchy” guys take liberties and say things that we would’ve punched them in the face for, but I know, I know,——the culture and the respect your elder thing is something that they live for in these Kdramas.

I already really like the leads together, so while the other hijinks will definitely make my blood boil to an extent, I’m going to enjoy these two.

The “Song” Couple

I’m not surprised…..and they would’ve made some beautiful babies together. Still, the disintegration of so short a seemingly loving courtship and marriage is disheartening for whatever “undisclosed “ reason……

#song-hye-kyo, #song-joong-ki

Sad to hear this…

Micky Yoochun was arrested on charges of buying and using illegal drugs. I knew the allegations were out there, but now that he was actually arrested over destruction of evidence, being a possible flight risk and dropped by his management company, I can only hope that he has a good lawyer. I’m not judging cause I know what drugs can do, but his career is sadly over, at least for now. Hopefully Korea loves a good “comeback” story as much as America does…

#micky-yoochun, #park-yoo-chun

Just an observation

Last week, I had a patient of Korean descent and AMA (advanced maternal age) who had a beautiful baby boy. While I found her pleasant enough ( considering she was over 40, had a big 8+lb baby, and hemorrhoids the size of an avocado) other nurses on my unit found both her and her husband somewhat demanding, abrupt and eager to express their unhappiness with any and everything.

Now we have had many Chinese patients intermittently, who, for the most part, act completely the opposite. I don’t know whether it was just them, or if it was a cultural thing, but I was still excited about actually having people that I can relate to my beloved Kdramas.

It was fun to recognize certain words and phrases that I’ve come to know, and I found it very endearing that she “Oppa-ed” her husband to death! Lol… We don’t get many Korean patients at our community hospital, but they didn’t leave a good impression on my co-workers…

#korean-culture