The Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile blogger award

First off I wanted to say thank you  to Rubie’s Life for nominating me this award! Muchas gracias!

Rules for the versatile Award

  1. Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy. 2. Include a link to their blog. 3. Next, select 11 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. 4. Nominate those 11 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link back to the post on your site announcing their nomination. 5. Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

7 things about me:

  1. I am a make up noob – I love it, but my hands lack the coordination needed to be super fancy. I guess that is part of the reason I absolutely love skincare! Better skin = less make up.
  2. My eyes change color.
  3. I have started my own eat healthier challenge. No fast food, no sodas, & trying to make better choices. My body is my temple.
  4. I love all kinds of Asian cuisine! (Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Pinoy, etc.)
  5. I have a Bachelor’s degree. Yup, I can say I’m edu-ma-cated now. LOL
  6. I watch animes and k-dramas to relax.
  7. I love exploring my city and networking!

Here are the 11 nominations for bloggers who deserve this award!

I nominate:                                                                                                     

Charlotte’s Web: a beauty blog

Fierce Villain

Chantal and Shekinah

Chubbychicsdiary

Polished Couture

Thriftygeekymom

Seoulpanda

Ririereirei

Blossom

Korean Skin Care Curious?

FilipinoInsideOut

Well that’s all for today. Have fun & pass the award along.

XOXO!

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K-drama 101

The world of k-dramas can be daunting for beginners. What do you watch? How has everyone seen the same ones? The lead actor looks strangely similar to my bias. Welcome to dramaland. You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.

Let’s start with the basics. You will often hear the term Hallyu which stands for the Korean cultural wave. Many dramas only consist of a single season which is usually around 20 or so episodes. Part of the reason these dramas are so popular are because they are so short. Many Korean dramas have several titles for the same shows, but this is mostly because of translation within different countries.

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Top left to right: Emergency Couple and My Love From Another Star

Bottom left to right: Heirs and Birth of a Beauty

Where to watch:

DramaFever is a free mobile app, but they also offer a subscription that allows you to use a device like Apple TV to stream directly to your television. You can even choose what language you would like for subtitles.

Netflix and Hulu Plus are both subscription services that many people already have. Hulu Plus even has a genre just for Korean dramas!

Soompi also offers free shows or premium service.

There are more sites, but I listed these because they are legal & will be virus free.

While some dramas may be deemed cheesy or just plain bad it seems like everyone has seen certain ones. So let’s give into peer pressure and join in!

10 Cult favorites:

My Love From Another Star

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Heirs

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Boys over flowers

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Coffee prince

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Master’s sun

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Rooftop Prince

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The Moon Embracing the Sun

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Empress Ki

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5 Personal favorites:

Emergency Couple

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Birth of a Beauty

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Sweden Laundry

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To the Beautiful You

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A Gentleman’s Dignity

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The Sisterhood of the World Award

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I was nominated for this award by Rubie’s Life & I’m pretty sure that if we lived closer that we would be best friends! It’s hard to find girls who enjoy being fashionable, but still likes videogames, anime, & yummy food! (I don’t ask for much in my friends) tumblr_inline_mqbyznc0zS1qz4rgp

The Rules

tumblr_inline_n00bhagULw1qid2nwThank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site

tumblr_inline_n00bhagULw1qid2nwPut the award logo on your blog

tumblr_inline_n00bhagULw1qid2nwAnswer the ten questions sent to you

tumblr_inline_n00bhagULw1qid2nwMake up ten new questions for your nominees to answer

tumblr_inline_n00bhagULw1qid2nwNominate seven blogs

 

The Questions

  1. What’s your next vacation?

I have always wanted to visit the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. It just looks like it would be so much fun.

2. Favorite make up you cannot live without?

A girl can never go wrong with a good lippie! Lipstick always makes me feel complete.

3. What’s your fashion style?

Classic casual. I tend to lean towards looks that will last for awhile. Now I am taking the time to invest in quality pieces.

4. Dream job?

Owning my own business hands down. I am a very determined person so hopefully that is a dream that will come true!

5. Videogames. What are you playing at this time?

I am currently playing Borderlands the Pre – Sequel, although at the moment I think Borderlands 2 was better.

6. Besides internet, what do you like to do in your spare time?

What’s spare time? LOL When I do find a moment I usually relax by catching up on my favorite k-dramas.

7. Reincarnation – what animal were you in a past life?

I would have to say a horse. I always loved them & thought that their eyes were so expressive.

8. Favorite anime and why.

Sailor Moon. It was one of the first that I had ever seen. I was a part of the Toonami generation. LOL Honestly I loved the magic, girl power, & anything having to do with space. This led me to discover the mangas & the subbed versions so I could see the original storyline. Now I see Sailor Moon & it is just part of my childhood.

9. Favorite make up look.

I tend to keep a natural look. It’s not that I wouldn’t mind being more daring, but making my hands cooperate is another story.

10. You pick up your phone in the AM, first thing you look through.

I usually check my email which is 99% spam.

The Nominations

Soydou

Not a Beauty Guru

Peach Milky Tea

Polished by Amy

Filipino Inside Out

Korean Skin Care Curious

Dream Girl Dream

The Questions

1. What foreign country would you like to live in?

2. Do you have more friends online or in real life?

3. Favorite tv shows?

4. What is one item that you could not live without?

5. Do you blog for fun or is it a career?

6. Favorite music genre?

7. Do you believe in reincarnation?

8. What is the strangest question you have been asked during a job interview?

9. Chocolate or vanilla?

10. Where do you see yourself five years from now?

I can’t wait to see everyone’s replies. Until next time my dear SanSeoulites heart gifheart gif

The men you love to hate in Birth of a Beauty

You can call it second male lead syndrome or a love for bad boys with the hope they can be fixed, but O-M-G these two can make you forget all about their evil murderous ways. First up we have Jung Gyu-Woon as Lee Kang-Joon the husband/ex-husband of the beautiful Sara (formerly Sa Geum-Ran) who not only cheated on the poor woman, but ran her car off the road in an attempt to kill her so he create a new life with his mistress. Tsk. Tsk. Just look at that face. I can’t say that I blame Sara one bit. At first I would have fell for him too, especially when he proceeds to date his ex-wife who had plastic surgery and is now unrecognizable. He falls for the woman who is comfortably familiar, but still new and exciting. I don’t want to spoil anything, but I don’t see that happily-ever-after thing working out for our Lee Kang-Joon.

image credit: http://www.koreandrama.org/

Pros:

  • Easy on the eyes I repeat EZ on the eyes.
  • Head of company because no drama is complete without the financially stable villain.
  • Charming (well as charming as Prince Charming a la’ Shrek).

Cons:

  • Attempted murder (I would say that’s a deal breaker, yes?)
  • C-R-A-Z-Y

Next on our list may be my new bias. Be still my heart. Han Sang-Jin as Han Min-Hyeok the evil half brother of our main character Han Tae Hee and the illegitimate heir to Winner Group. These two men work together while Han Min-Hyeok is definitely the alpha male who calls the shots. Birth of a Beauty toys with our emotions by making us believe that he is just another wealthy lonely man looking for someone to love. He becomes smitten with Sara (like all the other men on the show) and tries to win her affection. His family has a tragic back story & you want to cheer him on, but once he discovers the truth he choses to embrace the evil that has always surrounded him.  While he is a calculated businessman I must give props for his brilliant mind. Our Han Min-Hyeok is cold alright – cold as ice.

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Image credit: http://www.hancinema.net

PROS:

  • The man knows how to rock a suit.
  • Power – he has it & he knows it.
  • Wealthy (because every villain needs funds hun)
  • Gorgeous! Whew!

CONS:

  • Cold & calculated.
  • He “chooses” to be evil.
  • Attempts to kill his brother. (No!!!)
  • Power – quite the double edged sword for this category.

Who’s your favorite bad guy in dramaland?