Traveling has always been my personal means of escaping the hassles of work and naggings of life. Weekends were my ‘me time’ – a time to recharge, to eliminate the toxics of my life, to connect with nature. But the onset of the coronavirus pandemic has left me constrained within the four-walls of our house, surrounded by concrete buildings, chained by regulations forbidding any geographical movement.
My mind has become a gruesome battlefield for almost four months of quarantine now. … More How Kdrama kept me sane while in Quarantine
The King: Eternal Monarch is an epic comeback drama of Lee Min Ho after getting discharged from the military. It tells the story of two parallel universes: the Kingdom of Corea where King Lee Gon (Lee Min Ho) rules and the Republic of Korea where Detective Jung Tae-eul (Kim Go-eun) lives. Thanks to the mythical bamboo flute called “manpashikjeok”, Lee Gon gets to cross the barrier to the other realm and meets Tae-eul whom he recognized as his childhood savior during the assassination of his father. … More The King: Eternal Monarch – of what we are destined for
Reply 1988 tells the story of five friends who have been raised together in the small neighborhood alley of Ssangmun-dong in Seoul. It unfolds a timeline that begins in 1988 and the succeeding years after until 1995 including some snippets of selected characters in 2016. Compared to other dramas that centers on a single character, Reply 1988 gravitates around the five families whose lives are so intertwined with each other. … More What’s wrong with “Reply 1988”?
Itaewon Class is problematically titled. It’s not your regular high school teenage love story but a rather serious drama that portrays power struggle amidst diversity, prejudice, and discrimination. But what really troubled me all through its sixteen episodes is the battle for the leading lady role. At first glance, it’s easy to spot Cho Yi-seo as the main lead of Itaewon Class. However, there is an overlapping build-up of emotion towards her and Saeroyi’s first love, Soo Ah. Which gets me asking: who really is the second lead of this drama? … More Itaewon Class – and the struggles of Second Lead
Once upon a time, my boss told me that I need an alpha to tame me so that I could get married. I believe otherwise. I don’t need an alpha. In a world of patriarchs, it’s difficult to be a woman. But this drama pointed out how a single woman could create ripples into others. To empower others to makes choices for themselves – to choose themselves first – denying society of what it wants to dictate. The World of Married Couple helps us reevaluate the women around us, the decisions that they have to make, and the struggles they silently battled with. … More I guess I’ll never get married after watching ‘The World of Married Couple’
K-dramas have become a part of the lives of many Filipinos. Thanks to its attractive visuals, feel good music, great actors, and creative story plot, more and more have become a fan of these dramas. As it provides a window to the other world, K-dramas have also allowed us to see a glimpse of the wonderful destinations around the planet that we have not known otherwise. With stunning filming locations, our dreams of traveling around the world have been duly fueled. Here’s a quick list of K-dramas that will bring you to the other side of the world. If you want to relive those feel good moments of your favorite K-drama … More Travel Goals? Check out these Kdramas that will inspire you to travel abroad
Jardin Necitas houses 20,000 glowing multicolored LED tulips and roses that lit up at night. Obviously, the best time to visit the place is at night; however, since we have to go back to Panglao for our accommodation, we have to leave Jardin Necitas early so as to catch the 9pm dinner prepared at the resort. We arrived at Jardin Necitas by half past four in the afternoon when the sun was still brightly shining above all creations. We waited for the surroundings to dim a little so that we can still take photos of the glowing flowers… but we never got the chance to. … More Jardin Necitas: When flowers cease to bloom (Travel Guide | 2020 Update)
I don’t eat vegetables. Oh well, I do eat squash, ampalaya (with lots of eggs), and malunggay, but I don’t eat vegetables in general. Don’t judge me. I tried, but the system just won’t accept the smell and taste. I did my best, but I guess my best wasn’t good enough. This is the reason … More Homemade Samgeopsal for Vegetable-haters like me!