Let’s Eat

Recently I found a new refreshing Korean Drama! It’s called Let’s Eat.

It tells about a woman in her 30s who loves to eat. So it is like a culinary show. The foods…OMyGod-ly looked delicious, plus their face expressions…make you drooling to the max! Caution: DON’T EVER ever watch this when you are hungry, or even when you are rather full, you will crave for those foods.

PS: I am going to grab some Korean foods with my friends this weekend at Myong Ga because of this drama. And why is it still wednesday??Β  T.T

By the way, the love story in between is amazingly hilarious. I don’t expect the love story will be that funny, since I got rather bored at first few episodes, but continued watching because of the foods. And as the story develops, it becomes more and more interesting and HILARIOUS thanks to Attorney Kim (Shim Hyung Tak). And one more person to thank to, is Choi Kyu Sik (the office secretary who is bald). His expressions and gestures are Daebak!

So, enjoy the show and happy craving! πŸ˜›

 

Japanese addiction!!

Dear Blog…

Sorry karena akhir2 ini saya… membelot! Huahahahahhaha..

Padahal header Blog ini udah saya tekankan dengan kata2 “my everlasting Korean addiction” tapi saya tiba2 beralih jadi Japanese addict. Zzzzz….

Bermula dari hari dimana saya nonton ulang Hana Kimi, lalu dilanjutkan nonton ulang Nodame Cantabile. Dua seri Jepang itu berhasil mbikin saya ngakak gak karuan dan ngerasa film buatan Jepang itu memang asli lebih konyol, lebay and refreshing daripada buatan Korea.

Dari situ saya tergiur banget untuk beli Itazura na Kiss versi baru 2013, padahal saya udah nonton yg versi lama (1996). Karena drama itu bagus BANGET sampai nempel di kepala padahal saya nonton itu waktu SMP klo gak salah. Mau,gak,mau,gak, akhirnya saya beli deh DVD nya. Dan hasilnya.. MEMUASKAN. Gak kayak versi Taiwan dan Korea yg ngecewain banget. Kotoko nya lucu bangett disini dan Irie berhasil banget meranin cowok dingin yg bener2 dingin. Dan ganteng. Huahahah..

Dan saya mulai browsing2 segala jenis film Jepang dengan search term artis2 Jepang favorite saya tentunya: Tamaki Hiroshi, Ikuta Toma, Mukai Osamu, Masaki Okada..

Nah, berkat Masaki Okada nih, saya jadi nonton satu film yg bener2 psychopath, judulnya Confession. Ceritanya bener2 gak disangka2, keren dalam cara yang berbeda, meskipun saya gak suka sih film psychopath gitu, tapi idenya memang brilliant. Ini ngingetin saya sama Battle Royale yg saya tonton jaman dahulu kala.

Satu lagi artis yang saya kebetulan temukan berkat browsing sana sini, yaitu Kengo Kora. He’s hott!! Tapi perannya kok banyak jadi orang freak yang suka bunuh2 sih =.=; Ada dua film dimana dia jadi pembunuh psychopath: Shotenin Michiru no Mi no Uebanashi atau The Life Story of Bookstore Clerk Michiru, dan Tsumi to Batsu: A Falsified Romance. Keduanya biasa aja sih menurut saya, tapi boleh lah ditonton kalo lagi gak ada yg lain yg bisa ditonton. πŸ˜› Saya juga berniat nonton Solanin yg dia peranin dan desas desus di internet sih, katanya bagus. Juga Into the White Night/ Byakuyako, yang mana disini katanya dia juga berperan jadi pembunuh. (Ampun deh cowok satu ini, kok demen ya meranin pembunuh? Zzz.. Saya jadinya mesti nonton film2 genre begituan dong demi ngeliatin dia. :P)

Trus, baru2 ini saya juga nonton Mirai Nikki (diperanin Masaki Okada juga), yang mana ceritanya KEREN banget. Meskipun kata orang2 di internet, versi manga jauh lebih bagus dll dsb, tapi saya sih gak peduli karena saya gak seberapa doyan baca manga sih. Hahaha.. Tapi emang saya akuin agak lacking disana sini, but overall, yang nulis cerita itu bener2 BRILLIANT.

Habis itu gara2 suka ngeliatin Masaki Okada, saya terus nonton Otomen, yang mana agak membosankan. Ceritanya hampir mirip sama Hana Kimi. Tapi yg jauuuuuuhhh lebih bagus tentunya Hana Kimi.

Anyway, sejak main Hana Kimi jadi Sekime,yg mana peran yg agak gak penting, si Masaki Okada ini laris manis loh di dunia perfilman Jepang. List movie yg dia peranin panjang bangettt, ngalah2in Ikuta Toma yg mana perannya jadi Nakatsu di Hana Kimi JAUH lebih penting daripada Sekime. Hahaha.. We can never predict one’s shining period.

Dan kemarin ini, saya baru nonton Bokura ga Ita (We were There) yang diperanin Ikuta Toma. Jalan ceritanya sweet, mengharukan tapi gak selebay komentar2 di internet yg harus nyediain sekotak tisu lah, dll dsb. Nonton itu bikin kita pengen banget ngunjungin kembali sekolah kita bareng temen2 lama, suer!

Masih ada banyak nih, list film Jepang yg blum saya download (beli DVD JepangΒ  susah banget diΒ  Indonesia, lantaran kurang diminati kali ya? T.T) antara lain: Brain Man-nya Ikuta Toma, Saiko no Rikon-nya Eita, Fireworks from the Heart-nya Kengo Kora, Yellow Elephant-nya Mukai Osamu, BECK-nya Osamu n Mizushima Hiro, Manatsu no Orion-nya Tamaki Hiroshi.. DLL. DSB.

Sekian cuap2 dari saya. Sayonara. Mata aimasho~

Nodame Cantabile – Indeed the Best Dorama Ever! *Mukyaa

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A few days ago, I re-watched this series after a long time. Actually, I like to re-watch dramas that I list in my All Time Favorite. So, this time, its the x-times Nodame Cantabile re-watch session (too many times that I forget the x :P).

And… I’m SUPER enchanted, as much as the first time I saw this series. Actually I just wanna watch it a little bit in my leisure time, but I turn out to watch the whole series, until 4 AM! Indeed, the allure is too powerful to escape from. =.=”

These are the reasons why Nodame Cantabile is the best dorama ever:

#1 The Casts

The damn hot Tamaki Hiroshi as Chiaki-sama and the cute Ueno Juri as Nodame is indeed the top reason. But the whole other characters are as important as Chiaki and Nodame’s characters for me.

Masumi-chan is toooo hilarious! Can’t get enough of him! πŸ˜›

Mine Ryutaro and Miki Kiyora is very adorable together!! And Mine is such a great leader for an orchestra group. His charm is almost reaching Chiaki’s. Two thumbs up!

Stresemann is hilarious too. The way he talks and the pervert acts :P.

Eto sensei / Harisen. He is the second male character I like after Chiaki. He has a huge charm in his age with that role.

The S-Oke members, Rising Star-Oke members (especially the Oboe player Kuroki-kun), Saiko, Mine’s father, and even the number two ‘famous’ in conducting department. I love them all!

#2 The Music

I looove the music very much in this series. I never realized that classical music is so enchanting. I downloaded all the soundtracks in this series and they will become my all time favorite OST, ever!

#3 The Technique

I don’t know anything about music instruments, but the way they play those instruments in this dorama seems very REAL! And the way they play them, the expression on their face, seem like a REAL professional! Four thumbs up to the dorama director and crews!!

#4 The Perfect Storyline

I haven’t seen any other Japanese Dorama that has a perfect storyline like this one. Not even a second I get bored. I laughed (a lot) and cried with them throughout the episodes. A really GREAT dorama ever!

PS: You will NOT regret watching this dorama. Try it! πŸ˜›

REASONS WHY “I HEAR YOUR VOICE” IS A MUST WATCH

This is EXTREMELY RECOMMENDED DRAMA TO WATCH!!!

These are the reasons why we MUST watch this…

#1 Lee Jong Suk – CUTENESS to the max! This is the main reason to watch this drama. And he is GREAT at acting, not just a mere flower-boy actor.

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#2 Noona-Dongsaeng Love – I love this kind of huge-age-gap couple. You can see the boy try hard to be a ‘man’ to protect his noona, but still, he is a boy anyway. And that’s cuter than a real man who acts like a boy. πŸ˜›

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#3 The Cases – This drama is similar to Prosecutor Princess. But this one tells about being a lawyer, not a prosecutor. And I found out that the cases in this drama are much much more touching than in Prosecutor Princess (which are mostly boring, I think, and I feel like the cases are just addition side stories to the main storyline). Maybe it’s because lawyers are ‘defending’ people, not ‘attacking’ like prosecutors do. I enjoyed every cases in this drama and didn’t skip any of them, like I did in Prosecutor Princess.

#4 The TEARS – I cried a LOT in this drama. But it’s not stressful to watch like a heartbreaking dramas. The scenes ‘touch’ your heart, not breaking it. You might cry at least once in every episode. And this drama taught me about life. I realize how blessed I am, compared to those people out there who are struggling very hard to live their life.

#5 The Third Party – I like this kind of kind hearted third party, not a tricky, annoying one.Β  Yoon Sang Hyun played it very well in here. (Although I briefly hated him in you-know-what-case-after-watching :P)

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#6 The rival – The rival too, is not a tricky one in here. Moreover, you might love her more and more as the story develop. And she is beautiful! (Played by Lee Da Hee)

Lee Da Hee

#7 Other people around – There is no ‘nobody’ in this drama. Everybody has their own meaningful part here. I like Kim Choong Ki (Soo Ha/Lee Jong Suk’s classmate) who hated Soo Ha in school because he lost to him in a fight, but turn to be kind to him then. And the cute Seong Bin who had crush to Soo Ha. And the kind police officer in Hye Sung noona’s rented house neighborhood. And that assistant in Hye Sung’s lawyer office (he played in Cheong Dam Dong Alice too as Park Si Hoo’s secretary). And the head lawyer Shin. And many more..

#8 The Ending – A great drama can turn to be bad with a bad ending. And fortunately, that’s not happening for this drama. Yey! I looove the writer! PS: the writer is Park Hye Ryun who wrote for Dream High too back then. Great job!

Nangis Huwahuwa part 2

Lanjut lagi tentang nangis huwahuwa :P. Sering juga ternyata saya nangis gara2 film wkwkwk. Tapi anehnya saya lebih sukaΒ sering nangis gara-gara adegan2 hubungan keluarga gitu. Jadi kalo orang-orang umumnya nangis waktu lakon cowok/cewek di film mati atau nangis gara2 pisah gitu, saya sih kebanyakan anteng, biasa2 aja (huahaha). Tapiii kalo soal pengorbanan n cinta tulus mama papa ke anaknya, atau pas adegan anak2 yang nangis (yg berhubungan sama mama-papanya), saya bisa nangis huwahuwa! πŸ˜›

Ini beberapa drama/movie yg punya adegan pendorong nangis huwahuwa:

#1 Gu Family Book/ Kang Chi The Beginning

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Di sini saya nangis bukan gara2 Lee Seung Gi loh, tapi PAPAnya. Ceritanya, papanya Kang Chi (papa angkat) tuh pejabat pemerintah yang baik banget sampe dihormati smuaaa penduduk Joseon. Pernah ada pencuri beras masuk ke rumah dia n ketangkep. Pencuri itu bilang dia terpaksa, soalnya anak istrinya belum makan bla3 sambil mohon2 ampun. Tau reaksi papanya? Dia maafin dan ngasih beras banyak buat dia, n bilang separuh untuk kamu makan, separuh lagi harus buat cocok tanam biar ke depannya kamu n kluargamu gak bakal kelaparan lagi. Baik n bijaksana banget kan?

Nah adegan huwahuwa nya itu waktu papanya mati dibunuh sama penjahat, apalagi matinya itu gara2 jadi tameng ngelindungi Kang Chi! Kebayang gak sih sayangnya dia ke anak yang bahkan bukan anak kandungnya dia?

Disini tuh ada adegan flashback tentang dulu waktu Kang Chi kecil, dia berantem sama temen2nya gara2 diejek, dikatai anak yang dibuang di sungai. Terus papanya interogasi di depan Kang Chi sama anak2 itu,” Apakah kamu malu dikatai begitu?” Si Kang Chi bilang malu. Trus si papa bilang dia malah bersyukur, gara2 Kang Chi dibuang di sungai, dia bisa ketemu sama Kang Chi, bisa angkat dia jadi anaknya, n dia bangga sama Kang Chi. Trus papanya bilang ke anak2 itu jangan pernah ejek Kang Chi lagi, itu berarti ngejek dia juga. OMG T.T mata saya banjir disini.

Lanjut ke adegan yang mana jenazah papanya mau diangkut ke pemakaman pake kereta yang ditarik kerbau. Sepanjang jalan panjanggg orang berjejer buat menyatakan duka n rasa hormat mereka. T.T (banjir lagi) Bener2 sosok yang super berwibawa! Dia memang banyak banget ngebantu warga kurang mampu semasa dia hidup. Dan puncak huwahuwa nya itu waktu kerbau yang narik kereta itu gak mau jalan! Aduh, bahkan kerbau juga tau kalo jenazah yang dia angkut itu orang superbaik hati. Trus mamanya Kang Chi bilang ke jenazah papanya, lepaskan segala dendammu, pergilah dengan tenang ke alam sana. Baru kerbaunya mau jalan habis gitu. T.T huwaaaaa

Film ini recommended banget, apalagi yang main Lee Seung Gi! πŸ˜› Walaupun bukan jadi salah satu All Time Favorite saya soalnya belakang2 tuh banyak adegan gak pentingnya sih, kayak kebanyakan drama2 saeguk (kerajaan). Tapi endingnya tetap oke kok.

#2 Speedy Scandal

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Ini movie yang bisa bikin kamu ngakak sekaligus nangis huwahuwa loh. Ceritanya tentang seorang penyiar radio lumayan terkenal (merasa terkenal banget, padahal gak terkenal2 amat :P) yang diperanin sama Cha Tae Hyun. Di acara radionya, dia bacain surat dari seorang cewek yang mau nyari papa kandungnya yang sama sekali belum tau keberadaan dia. Bonusnya lagi, cewek muda ini juga udah punya anak. Cha Tae Hyun dalam hati ngerasa kasian banget sama cowok yang dicari ini, hidupnya pasti jadi berantakan kalau kedatangan anak plus cucu kandung yang entah dari mana asalnya. Dan turns out, dialah cowok β€˜beruntung’ itu! πŸ˜›

Adegan2 lucunya tuh waktu dia terpaksa nampung anak cucunya di apartemen dia, sembunyi2 tentunya. Dia gak biasa banget kongsi2 kamar mandi bertiga, apalagi cucunya punya kebiasaan tidur berjalan πŸ˜› yg bikin dia sering jantungan malam2. Tapi lama kelamaan dia jadi sayang sama mereka, tapi gak mau ngaku juga ke publik demi jaga image tenarnya.

Sampe di adegan pas filmya hampir habis, alert: kamu harus sedia tissue!! Cucunya hilang waktu Cha Tae Hyun mau terima award (atau jadi MC di acara award ya? lupa nih wkwkwk). Dan anak ceweknya itu nangis2 kebingungan banget sampe naik ke panggung tempat Cha Tae Hyun lagi ngomong. Cha Tae Hyun awalnya panik soalnya semua orang denger dong, si cewek ini manggil dia papa. Tapi pas anak ceweknya diseret sama petugas keamanan dari panggung, gak disangka2 dia umumin sendiri pake mic kalo cucunya hilang, umur sekian, tingginya sekian, rambutnya keriting, anaknya pinter piano, bla3 kalo2 ada yang lihat, dengan suara yg bergetar gitu. Ouhhh T.T Dan dia neriakin tuh petugas2 supaya ngelepasin tangan anaknya di depan semua orang!

Endingnya… Tenang aja, cucunya nemu kok. Dan habis nangis huwahuwa, saya ngakak lagi, cuma pake selisih kurang dari lima menit! Soalnya adegan itu dipikir Cha Tae Hyun bakal heboh di TV, padahal ada artis terkenal lain yang bikin heboh juga habis itu, n berita malah gak ngeliput sama sekali klo Cha Tae Hyun ternyata punya anak cucu. Si cucu ketawa ngejek pas nonton berita bareng mama n kakeknya. πŸ˜› Film yang hebat banget, wajib ditonton!

#3 Hello Ghost

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Satu lagi film Cha Tae Hyun.. Film ini super keren si pengarang ceritanya! Jadi buat yang belum pernah nonton. JANGAN baca sinopsis atau spoiler2 isi ceritanya, karena saya juga gak baca dulu waktu nonton ini. Dan hasilnya…banjir!! Nangis super huwahuwa.

Awalnya saya agak bosan sama alur ceritanya. Btw, yang rekomendasiin nih film tuh cowok dan dia bilang sedih banget! Jadi saya pikir, masak sih saya yg cewek ngerasa nih film bosenin n gak ada sedih2nya sama sekali. Jadi saya lanjutin terus sampe akhir dan endingnya hebat!

Film yang recommended banget deh. Bagi yg takut hantu, jangan kuatir soalnya nih film gak ada serem2 nya sama sekali kok. πŸ˜›

I Need Romance 2: Jjang!

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This drama is one of my all time favorite K-Drama, one of the tops, not just great, but GREAT. Here is the reason: I LOVE the lead female character here. Joo Yeol Mae. It’s a rare one, because mostly (or may I say always?) I love male characters more than the female ones in dramas.

What I love from her character are:

#1 Joo Yeol Mae is amazingly honest with her feeling. She loves Seok Hyun and she says so. It’s not like most of other dramas in which the female characters hide their feelings or even tell the opposite.

#2 She is damn brave! I love how she express each of her feeling. She doesn’t care of her image. She does whatever it takes to show Seok Hyun her love, doesn’t matter whether she finally will receive his love not. (In fact Seok Hyun does love her too, but because of you-know-what-after-watching πŸ˜› reason, he pretends he doesn’t and keep rejecting her) You see, when she dunk herself in the swimming pool to get Seok Hyun’s answer and when she confess to him at the cruise and kiss him. These are extremely brave actions for a woman.

#3 She gives her all. She doesn’t give up after one rejection or two. She keeps struggling after countless heart breaks so that she won’t have any regrets. I really love her mindset.

#4 Again, she is honest. After she gave her all and yet, she didn’t receive what she wants (Seok Hyun’s love), she gave up and try to get along with Ji Hoon.Β  And she turns out to love Ji Hoon more. And when she realizes Seok Hyun’s reason for rejecting her all this while, she goes back to Seok Hyun BUT with her mind still full of Ji Hoon. Yeah, people change. It doesn’t feel strange that the plot becomes that way. What matter is, whoever Yeol Mae loves, she is honest, full heartedly (is this correct? sorry for bad English :P). I remember her crying in Seok Hyun’s embrace and says “what is going on with my heart?” (which means she still love Ji Hoon and it hurts deciding to come back to Seok Hyun).

For you who haven’t watched this drama, I really really recommend you to watch it! You will definitely enjoy it. It’s a funny and light drama to watch. And touching. It resembles real life very much. But maybe some of you may dislike the ending, I guess. It depends on which couple you are supporting. But it is satisfying for me. It has to end that way however.

And you will LOVE the OSTs!

Happy watching! πŸ˜›

Wanna Laugh Out Loud?

Second post using English! πŸ˜›

I wonder how many times in a day do you laugh? Laughing is great for our healthy. But unfortunately, we laugh less and less by growing up. A little kid can laugh a lot in a day, but many adults can’t. They have a lot of burdens, problems, lots of thinking..

Adults, don’t stressed out! You don’t wanna have wrinkled face in your ages, do you? So let’s LOL together and maybe you will ROFL, with these..

#1 Running Man (K-variety show)

This is a Korea variety show that is HILARIOUS. The lead hilarious members are Yoo Jae Suk, Lee Kwang Soo and Ji Suk Jin (my opinion). But the other members have their important part too that make this show addicting. And many people around the world is addicted! Check out the episodes when they visited Hong Kong and Thailand and you will amazed by the crowded that wanna greet Running Man members (especially at the mall in Hong Kong!).

#2 My Girlfriend is an Agent (K-Movie)

This is the first movie that come into my mind. I laughed a lot that time, wayyy lot until my cheeks numb. EVERY scene in this movie is hilarious. The main-LOL-factor is Kang Ji Hwan, of course. He played his role perfectly hilarious. And for addition, I think his face itself can makes people laugh. πŸ˜›

#3 Hanazakari no Kimitachi e / Hana Kimi (J-Dorama)

This dorama is full of absurdity. The main-LOL-factor are Nakatsu (of course!) and the three dorm leaders. This dorama have the Taiwan and Korean version as well. I haven’t watched (maybe will not watch) the Korean version, as too many version will get me really bored of the last version I watch (same fate for Boys Before Flowers). The Taiwan version gets boring from the half through the end, but it’s hilarious too at first. So, I recommend you to watch this Japan version, which is PERFECT til the last scene.

#4 Nodame Cantabile (J-Dorama)

This is a comic-like dorama. Thus, the character will actually flying when they are punched. πŸ˜› It’s really funny and sweet drama to watch. And the music is GREAT. And their struggle to achieve their dreams is GREAT and touching. A must-watch Japanese Dorama!

#5 Rooftop Prince (K-Drama)

This drama is one of my all time favorite. At first, I decided to watch it because of the cute Micky Yoo Chun. But the main-LOL-factor in this drama are his three henchmen. I remember laughing really hard when the bodyguard badmouth the prince in front of him, unknowing that the three-minutes-free-talk-session has ended. Also the scene when the yellow-haired henchman wetting a car’s interior by hose, in a part time job. And the changing-clothes-in-the-lift scene, of course. πŸ˜› But, I wanna aware you that this is not a comedy-only drama. When it is reaching its end, most of you will probably get teary eyes.

#6 Jeon Woo Chi (K-Movie)

Kang Dong Won’s best movie ever! It tells about a Joseon era’s taoist wizard who is trapped in a drawing until he is released in modern era. You can imagine how his response when seeing the totally changed world. The most hilarious part is when he and the three taoist wizards escaping from the goblins by car. πŸ˜›

#7 Speedy Scandal (K-Movie)

This is a great movie which can make you laugh out loud at many scenes and cry out loud in another scenes. The main-LOL-factor are Cha Tae Hyun and the adorable yet naughty grandson. I admit why this movie can be one of the highest grossing Korean Movie of all time. Really really recommended!

#8 Miss No Good (T-Drama)

Alert: You have to understand Chinese to LOL more at this drama. But if you don’t, it’s OK cause you will LOL too anyway. Rainie Yang and Wilber Pan is perfectly hilarious couple in this Taiwan Drama. And you should watch the NG scenes too, because you will figure out how hard Wilber Pan spell the long, fast sentences, whereas his real profession is a rap singer! πŸ˜› This is very refreshing drama, and you will find it more serious toward the end, but it ends beautifully. Very very recommended!

#9 Super Junior Full House & Super Junior EHB (Exploring Human Body)

I really adore Super Junior once. And I ended watch this special documentary about them back then. It is really funny. They have to communicate using English with two foreigners that will stay with them about a week. Note: their English is BAD. And they are absurd, especially Hee Chul, Eun Hyuk and Kang In. πŸ˜›

And there was Exploring Human Body show that had various kind of weird experiments like eating the most spicy chilli in the world, trying spinning machine, laughing gas experiment, etc. They were hilarious!

#10 Secret Garden (K-Drama)

This drama is hilarious at the moment when the two leading role first realize they are changing bodies. Hyun Bin is very great in playing his role, as if he really is a girl inside. But (personally) I think this drama gets boring towards its end. Yet, many people love this drama. So, it’s worth trying to watch anyway.

I think that’s the top 10 source of LOL. Oh, there is one more: Runway Cop but I haven’t watched it until now (will watch it soon!!). The main role is the hilarious Kang Ji Hwan which make me sure that I will LOL watching it. And they said so too in the internet comments.

Enjoy them, friends! Happy LOL-ing everyone!