Sunday, July 23, 2017

Ultimate Bias Crushes

I have posted about Korean dramas and Korean music + biases for each. 
This time, I am doing my ultimate bias crushes, which are different from the normal biases. 
For me, it is like an unsatisfying fix thing; similar to breathing is necessary to live. 

I have quite a few ultimate bias crushes, but they are based on whatever drama I am currently or will be watching at the time. 
Some of the actors have been on the ultimate bias crush list forever and some are more recently added. 

July-September Dramas: 
Bride of the Water God
The King Loves 
Criminal Minds (remake of US TV version) 

Ultimate Bias Crushes (for the drama air run): 
Nam Joo-hyuk
Im Si-wan 
Hong Jong-hyun
Lee Joon-gi

Actual Ultimate Bias Crushes List: 
Park Hae-Jin
Lee Joon-gi
Lee Joon-Hyuk
Im Siwan 
Hong Jonghyun
Lee Jong-hyun
Jung II-woo
Lee Min-ho
Park Jeong-su
Cho Kyuhyun
Choi Minho
Lee Tae-min

Song used: 우린 달라졌을까 (Younha feat John Park) 


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Yes, I am a bleeder (old November 2011 post)

It is an old post from November 2011, which after editing a tiny bit on the original; it did not want to show up
Instead of trying to figure out my issue; I just decided to repost and be done with it.

Yes, I am a bleeder
I may be a normal girl
I might act like you
But I am not near like you
I am not the same as you
I am unable to be a normal, average woman
You will never understand me 

Yes, I am what is called a bleeder
This means I bleed internally
Which you would never understand
From an outside perspective
I cannot be like everyone else
I am not able to play sports
I am very limited on what I can do ¶

You have never seen me at my worst 
You may not ever want to see it
Because you might end up not understanding
Or maybe you will understand, but 
It's all in the eye of the beholder ¶

Either way, I am who I am 
I have accepted the fact that I am the person 
I strived to be the best I can and never give up 
I cannot change myself or my bleeding disorder
For anyone because I have accepted it
Nothing can change me or my way of thinking ¶

Yes, I am a bleeder, but it has been 
Very challenging to rise to others' expectations
Most of which I am not able to achieve or accomplish
No one has ever felt what it is like to 
Have a bleeding disorder, been through all the bleeds 
I have ever had and know the feeling of being left out ¶

I always had a hard time tying to
Accomplish or achieve my goals
But I find a way, stick to my strong willed
Determination and keep going until I finish 
I always do the best I can and to the best
Of my abilities and nothing can stop me ¶

I have been questioned about why I can't
Play sports, but I tell them I am a bleeder
Therefore, I have a tendency to bleed excessively
And have to infuse my factor right away 
Or I could potentially die from all the
Bleeding internally, it's not something 
You can see from the outside ¶. 

I have always gotten bruises and most of
Those bruises come with hematomas underneath
It is not easy to explain how I got the bruise
Or saying I bruise easily because I am a bleeder
One day you will understand 
What it is like to be in my shoes ¶

Understand what I go through each and 
Every day of my life
See everything I go through from my eyes
But until that day, letting the pieces fall 
In place is all there is to do ¶

I cannot change my own bleeding disorder
I can live with and accept it as is
Or I can let it keep me down
And never accomplish anything in life
I have overcome that obstacle and will
Stay above it the rest of my life
No matter what anyone else says ¶

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Korean Music + Biases

Korean Music + Biases
I posted last week about the Korean dramas and biases.
It would have been too long to post about both in 1 entry so I decided splitting in 2 sections was better.
This is my outlet as I do not have very many friends who like Korean music.

I have to admit the fact that I totally am a full-on boy band girl, but there are a few solo artists I like too.
I first listened to BoA, who is the “queen of Korean pop” when I was about 17-18 years old.
I fell in love with her music and occasionally still listen to her even now.
Then I was introduced to CNBLUE, which stands for Code Name Blue about 4½ years ago
They were my very first boy band I ever listened to and it was around this time I started getting into just boy band groups.
I started listening to SHINee, Super Junior, ZE:A, BTOB, EXO, and VIXX for other boy band groups.
The only boy band group that is not active is ZE:A which they are on hiatus until a comeback is decided.
Some members have been focusing on solo activities while others join other entertainment agencies.
I hope they decide to come back to the music world at some point in the future.

Currently favorite idols:
Jonghyun (SHINee)
John Park 
Lee Hoo
Minhyuk (CNBLUE)
Minhyuk (BTOB)

Currently favorite songs
Ring Ding Dong
The SHINee World
Would We Have Changed 

Currently favorite drama soundtrack songs:
Alive (Moorim School)
Even If I Die, It’s You (Hwarang)
Fire (Moorim School)
For You (Cinderella and Four Knights)
For You (Scarlet Heart Ryeo)
I Believe (Cinderella and Four Knights)
K2 Theme Song (The K2)
Peterpan(The Liar and His Lover)
Pray (School 2015)
Stand Up (To The Beautiful You)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Korean Dramas + Biases

My newest blog article will be about my Korean actor crushes or some might say “biases.”
In my definition of bias/biases: it means liking some actors or idols more than others.
A very intense version of fangirling, but only pertaining to specific korean actors or idols in my case. 
As I don’t have very many friends who like Korean dramas; this is sort of like my outlet.
I have been watching Korean dramas for about the last 5 years; literally so addicted to the point of being an addict holic. 
Mostly drawn to the saeguk genre, but will watch others if they peak my interest.
Saeguk is historical or time period based dramas although it might not be completely accurate; there is some pretty interesting history to learn about.

My 2 all-time favorite actors:
Lee Min-ho 
Lee Joon-hyuk 
The reason these 2 are my all-time favorite is character portrayal is always on point and their acting is so amazing.
I'd love to see another drama with both of them again, but that's just my wishful thinking.

My current favorite actors:
Park Hae-jin
Jung Yonghwa 
Lee Jonghyun 
Hong Jonghyun
Lee Joon-gi 
Lee Jong-suk 
Park Hyungsik 
Im Siwan 
Byun Baekhyun
Nam Joo-hyuk 
Kim Ji Soo
Do Ji-han
Lee Seo-won

Saturday, May 13, 2017

update (?)

Sorry, it has been a very long time since I last updated.

So it is almost 5 years since I started learning Korean and about Korea itself.
I haven't been able to study Korean for about 2 years, but will be added again soon.
Although I do watch a ton of Korean dramas and incredibly addicted. lol
My favorite genre is saeguk or in English; historical or time period dramas.

I mostly listen to Korean music or drama soundtracks.
It is very very rare that I will stray outside my comfort zone and listen to other music.
Occasionally I will listen to Pentatonix, Peter Hollens, Lindsey Stirling or one of my many playlists.
I normally listen to whatever my mood is at the time, but sometimes might just randomly pick a playlist and not really care what it is.

Otherwise, I am pretty active and busy in real life, which is why I never had time to update.
I prefer being busy than bored out of my mind; it feels better to stay occupied.
There's always a few ongoing projects or catching up on the neverending reading list.

Loom Knitting
Recipe Books (for friends)
Writing (getting back into it)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Thanksgiving Baking Project! :)

 This is a works of life post, a non-poetic one.

I love to bake and my contribution for thanksgiving this year was cookies. :)
I made 2 different types of cookies except I do not HAVE a sweet tooth at all. I never liked sweets as a kid and really don't even now as an adult. I will eat like 5-6 mini reese's peanut butter cups or a small candy of some sort every once in a great while, meaning maybe every 4-6 months. I am very conscious about my teeth and brush them roughly 5 times a day. I have never had a cavity and I do not want to get one. I did not even eat a sample of either cookie.

I love the smell of the baking cookies; it gives a very homey and holiday smell to my senses. I have always loved to cook and bake since I was a kid; it is one of my favorite hobbies. 

These dark ones are called Double Chocolate Chunk Mint Cookies; they have unsweetened cocoa powder, 6 oz (6 squares) of semi-sweet baking chocolate, and a little peppermint extract. They look burnt, but it's just the chocolate in them. :)

These ones are Soft Snickerdoodle cookies. I found a recipe that does not use any shortening in the dough.
Before they are baked, these cookies are dipped and rolled in a sugar-cinnamon coating.