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I am building a new home which is practically the same as this one although I am trying to make it better than this, hopefully. I will still continue writing for this one…hahaha…I know I have not written any lately…too many distractions!

However, my new home is at http://asiandramaaddict.com or you just simply click here.

It may be down sometimes because I am still trying to organize and fix things. The whole COFFEE PRINCE recaps are already there and I am on the process of trasnferring HANA KIMI. I am painstakingly transferring the posts manually for God knows why… it will take too many hours for me to tell you all about it anyway you are all invited to go over there…I hope I can fix it before the month ends…

See yah!

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Cha Tae Hyun is back on top! His latest movie called Speed Scandal is raking millions in the box office. Less than two weeks before Christmas so this comedy is truly a great movie to watch.

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CTH is a successful popular entertainer/DJ. One morning he was surpised by a girl who claimed to be his daughter. She brought along a son and so this mid-30’s guy is already a grandfather.

The self proclaimed daughter followed CTH wherever he goes and when the media notice it, a scandal was born saying that they are a couple. The dilemna of telling the whole world that he is now a grandfather is making his head spin.

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My friends who already watched the movie said that the little boy is gaining so many fans as he was so funny in the movie. It is nice to see CTH again and the role was  just perfect for him.

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One of my korean crushes, Joo Jin Mo playing a gay role is quite disturbing.

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I think it’s getting a trend now, more actors are accepting homosexual roles and korean viewers are very receptive. Just look at Antique. However, this new movie, Frozen Flower is a historical one where in the Goryu King played by JJM will have a relationship with another korean hunk Jo In Sung.

Movie insiders believe that it will draw a huge box office sales when it hit the theaters in December. Just the thought of seeing both the korean hotties in bed with a lot of skin showing will make people buy the tickets even during global economic recession.

I will be one of those waiting in line. Ha ha ha…

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Heartbreak Library is a Lee Dong Wook and Eugene movie. The shallow and cheesy part in me made me like the movie. Why? Gosh, the two actors are so pretty to look at in the widescreen, so why not?!

Before, I get to the how I felt during and after watching the movie part, let me give you some info about the story.

Heartbreak Library is just the official english translation of the movie with a korean title that means “Page 198 of His Book”. Lee Dong Wook’s character is a lonely and sad chef named Jun-oh. He went to the library and began tearing page 198 from some books and Eun-soo played by Eugene, the librarian caught him and of course, was so furious.

Jun-oh explained to her why his fixation on the page 198. Apparently, his former girlfriend told him to check page 198 because she left a note for him there but the problem is she forgot to mention from what book, hence, the title – Page 198 of His Book. Weird but romantic although quite a blasphemy from a book lover like me. Oh, but the unbelievable things we do for love…

Eun-soo who is equally lonely just like Jun-oh was able to symphatize with him and helped him find the lost note. People who was able to watch this movie questions Eun-soo’s fascination with Jun-oh…duh??!!…don’t you have eyes at all. The guy is totally cute and kinda helpless so, the combination is quite potent for women are are quite nurturing by nature. Nurturing??? as you have probably guessed by now, I am a sucker for cute guys…hahaha…the guy is cute period!

The korean title was what sparked my interest for this movie but it does not come across as something romantic so maybe that is the reason why they chose Heartbreak Library as the official english title. Personally, I think it was all about letting go about certain things in our lives. Memories made it more painful but we are humans so we do undergo that process whether we like it or not. Some people are just fast in coping up with a loss but there are some that just takes too much time before realizing that “letting go” is an important step for one to move on.

I do concede to those who felt that this movie will not be regarded as one heading for awards but its light and easy on the eyes. It may have typical cliches in the story but Eugene and Lee Dong Wook did a great job so if you just want to enjoy something that won’t make you think that hard and analyze each scene then, go and watch this movie.

Watch this music video so you can get a feel of the movie. OST was sung by Kim Hyun Joong(SS501).

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I am catching up. It is really hard to squeeze in my addiction to asian dramas and movies but this is a different weekend for me. I have a long list of Chinese and Korean movies to watch. I might even be able to watch a few episodes of recent dramas.

The movie, Going By The Book was a good way to start my date with asian actors. I missed a lot of movies and dramas this year and I will try my best to see them all this weekend.

In the past year, I was trying to remember two chinese movies I watched several years ago. I fell in love with the story and I totally forgot the titles. I am just glad that I was able to accidentally bump into one of them. I wrote an article about Wu Chun’s new movie, Butterfly Lovers a couple of days ago and when I read about the synopsis of the movie, I immediately realized that the older version of Butterfly Lovers was what I was looking for so long. I was so happy that I found the older version in crunchyroll.

Now, my only dilemna is finding the other one. All I can remember from the other movie was there was two people who I believe is in love with one another and somehow they can transport to another time via electricity or light. It was a chinese period movie. If you guys have any idea on that movie, pls give me a holler.

I am looking forward in watching the following movies:

Red Cliff, Three Kingdoms, Lust and Caution, Girl Scout, Frivolous Wife, The Chaser, Le Grand Chef etc. Some of these movies are already with me but some of them I am still waiting for a good friend to send over. Plus a few episodes of Gourmet, Strongest Chil Woo and When Night Comes.

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Have you seen this korean movie called Going By The Book? I had the grand time watching it. It was released last year and I was just lucky that I read somewhere this morning when I was browsing the world of kimchi in the net and a lot of korean fans commented that it was hilariously funny.

Director:  Ra Hee-Chan    
Writer: Jang Jin, Lee Gyu-Bok
Cast:  Jung Jae-Young, Son Byung-Ho, Lee Young-Eun, Ko Chang-Seok, Lee Han-Wi, Ju Jin-Mo

Immediately after reading a wonderful review from the moviegoers, I searched for the movie and downloaded it. I swear I was laughing so hard. What a way to start my weekend.

The movie is all about the police force and how they deal with robberies and hostages. There is a newly appointed Chief of Police in a city that was hit by a string of robberies. His solution is to have his police force undergo a reality training where they all will act on a role during one of the heist. The bank also was contacted to cooperate while the whole city watch on TV as the reality training is being covered. He appointed a traffic policeman who he thought was just a naive ordinary cop to be the robber. It was full of twists and turns as the “robber” performed his role so well.

I tell you it does not sound so promising when you read the synopsis of the movie but I swear I had fun. I laugh until the very end.

If you are interested to watch it, go to crunchyroll. Their copy was good enough for me.

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This was shown way back in 2006 but I only had the chance to watch it two days ago. I learned that it was based from a fanfic.  

 

Basically, it’s a story of two guys, Eungyu, (played by cutie Jang Geun Suk) and Heewon (I’m not familiar who played him) liked the same girl Jungwon (played by Cha Ye Ryun). 

Eungyu and Jungwon had a disastrous meeting in an amusement park. She was under a mascot’s uniform and he was with his friends bullying her. She dumped a can of soda to his head without him knowing of the mascot’s identity.

They met again this time without the mascot’s costume. Apparently, they are neighbors. Without so much fanfare, they have become friends and more than friends. It was supposed to be a happy time in their lives but the situation now became complicated with the entrance of Eungyu’s band mate, Heewon who turned out to be Jungwon’s longtime friend.

 

 

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There is some kind of a mystery on why Heewon is bent on making Jungwon’s life miserable. He kept on telling her to avoid Eungyu. It turned out that Jungwon was sort of responsible for making Heewon’s life miserable and so in turn, he do not want to see her happy. 

I think you better watch the movie yourself and discover the twists and turns in the story. I am not saying I really liked it because they somehow tried to squeezed in the whole story in one movie so they kind of rushing everything in. 

The guy is a cutie and sings well. There are cute moments but I felt the ending was too cheesy for me although I am quite happy that it has a happy ending. As you all already know, I am a sucker for a happy ending. No matter how they executed it, I will always go for a happy ending Traditional or unconventional, it does not matter to me. 

 There is angst everywhere. This is a teen flick. This was done two years ago. I got nothing more to say except that Jang Geun Suk was cute in this movie. 

Judge for yourself…watch it here

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