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Happy New Year 2021!

Thank you 2020 is over and we survived. I gave up on writing new years’ resolution years ago because I know i usually don’t complete them (haha). Instead, i just continue to do my best in my personal life and career, because i want to be more flexible, esp amidst a world of uncertainty.

For me, a healthy mindset is more important because that’s what will help me cope and thrive in this new normal. But still, some minimum goals are needed so we dont feel like we wasted our time and efforts.

In terms of my watching habits, i think i fid a good job last year in spicing up the kind of dramas i watch. For example, i have started watching more dramas based on plot, and as a result, i discovered new actors and actresses like Lee Yuri and Yeong Junghun in Lies of Lies. Similarly, i have found a new appreciation for my old favorites like Jang Hyuk and Kim Haneul.

I have watched more OCN dramas and scifi, crime dramas than i used to, something i have always want to but never had a chance given my lack of time. I have changed my opinion on Chinese dramas, i think there are some good dramas out there, and not as cheesy and cringey as i thought most of them are.

As i enter the new year, i wish to continue giving myself time to watch dramas. If i watched 49 dramas last year, i’m hoping to watch 50 this year, or more. I promise to watch more Chinese (and/or Taiwanese) dramas this year. And more of those historical Chinese dramas (eg Ashes of Love). I promise to watch more Japanese dramas (i only watched on last year).

I promise to watch more sageuks (eg. Kim Yoo Jung and Kim Sohyun’s new dramas). I promise to watch the old fantastic dramas I’ve always wanted to but keep putting off (eg. Stranger, Signal, Romantic Dr Kim). Speaking of which, i would like to watch more medical dramas since that’s the genre that i only watch once or twice a year. I want to watch more asian movies.

I will continue to work on my unboxing videos of Kdrama OSTs and Kpop Cds in my Youtube channel. And lastly, I will continue writing about Kdramas.

Happy new year and stay healthy!

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Kdrama watchlist

Currently watching:
Hospital Playlist – final episode this Thursday
Fix You ep 10
Oh My Baby ep 4
When My Love Blooms ep 10

The King Eternal Monarch ep 12
My Fellow Citizens 31-32

To start/Premiere watch this week:
Kkondae Intern 1-4
Mystic Popup Bar 1-2
Sweet Munchies 1-2
Dinner Mate 1-2
Team Bulldog 1-2
Wind Clouds and Rain 1-3

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Guess that Korean Actor Quiz

I had a lot of fun creating this quiz called Guess that Korean Actor!

Please download in Google Play Store.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.marjorielee.namethatkoreanactor

The first release includes 100 levels. Will try to increase the levels every 6 months.

Please also take time to rate it and leave comments. I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions for actors/actresses.

Lastly have fun and share with your friends! Challenge to see who is the best Kdrama fangirl/boy!

I will be releasing more quizzes about Kdrama, Kpop and other topics in the future.

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Happy 2020!

Hello! Happy new year everyone! Looking back at my year of watching Kdramas, i felt like I watched more quality Kdramas than last year. I started out quite well, finishing as many dramas as I can during the first half of the year. I got sidetracked on the second half because I got so busy with work than I batelt had time to watch an episode during the weekend.

I find that as I grow older my taste is also evolving. Now I like the less trendier dramas and more slice of life dramas that feels more relatable. I really wish I have more time to watch dramas.. this is my favorite way of destressing after a long and complicated week at work.

I’ve been watching Kdramas since I was in college (which is more than 20 years ago) and I can definitely feel and see the significant difference of Kdramas then and now in terms of story, characters, music, production value and acting, esp with the globalization, social media and digitalization. What remains consistent though is that Kdramas never fail to be entertaining.

I think 2019 was a good year for Kdramas. There were so many dramas that were good to watch and someone i have not watched but I’m planning to in the first half of the year. I will really try my best to write more reviews. To do so, i opened my twitter and instagram accounts, thought this would be faster for me to write my thoughts and share my updates while I still do my full reviews in this site when I have time to sit down and reflect on the shows. I’m still trying to be more digitally active (forgive me for not being too social media savvy), including creating content in my youtube channel.

2019 is also the year where I just full on gave in to my fangirlness and attended as many Kpop concerts and fan meetings as I can. I am so happy that more and more of these shows are being held in the Philippines, though every year it gets tougher to queue and buy tickets. But seeing them in the flesh makes all the hours spending watching them on tv and queueing for 5 years to buy tickets all the more worth it. Now when I see them on screen I feel like i’m cheering for my good friend to be successful.

Lastly, my wishes for 2020 are to watch more fantastic Kdramas, attend more Kpop concerts and meet my favorite Kactors through fanmeetings.