One of the countries that I wanted to visit is South Korea. Ever since I became addicted to Korean drama series, I became a fan of their country also. No doubt their drama series are the best and the different places feature in kdrama is a must to see.
I know visiting Korean country is not easy because it requires visa especially if you are from the Philippines. I hope one day. Why I wanted to go to this country? I want to experience the different places I have seen in the drama series I already watched. I want to see the palaces in Seoul, museums and simply experience their culture.
I remember Boys over Flowers starring Lee Min Ho; one of the scenes here happened in Jeju Island (I hope my memory is right). The place is really captivating.
Aside from that I want to experience Korea’s weather especially the winter. Their foods like kimchi, it is a traditional fermented dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings and sometimes spicy or sour. I want to experience outdoor market like the one in Busan which has large number of stalls. In Busan, beaches are located in this place and said to be the summer capital of Korea because of their wonderful beaches. Living the life of a monk, the latter featured in some of the Korean series I watched. I want to experience this thing their lifestyle like getting up early for early morning prayers and eating simply vegetable dishes. Lastly, soju is always present in Korean drama, I don’t drink but of course I want to experience this popular liquor of Korea. I think I already mentioned why I love this country. I just wish that one day; I will experience everything I said and see the real beauty of South Korea.
Korean addict like me always find a way to watch Korean drama whenever and wherever you are. I used to watch Kdrama on dramacool but their site had issues so I searched other sites. There are many apps that you could watch Korean and other Asian series online and most of them are free. But you need to get premium account to enjoy full access.
I decided to get this K drama app by X-Reve because the app is very easy to use. You don’t need to register and use the app right away after you download in your mobile device. They have wide selection of Korean drama but you need internet or wifi connection in order to watch. I just hope they will have the option to download episode so I could watch even offline.
Viu is another app but unlike the app above you need to register. You can also download episode but limited to one episode. You need to delete after you watch it and download another episode which I don’t like. Two episodes would be fine but as I said limited to one. But you have the option to get premium account and download multiple episodes and watch them even offline.
Well, I prefer the app that I am currently using because it is free. We have good internet connection so watching is not a dilemma. I still hope that they will update the app and come up with the option to download episode so I could watch offline.
As I said in my old post, my niece recommended this Kdrama “She was Pretty”. It has 16 episodes; I already finished watching this kdrama. Good thing I watched it because I do like it. It is light drama and comedy at the same time. I laughed a lot especially with the lead actress, Hwang Jung-Eum and Choi Si-Won who played as Kim Shin-Hyuk. I do like the lead actor as well. Park Seo-Joon. I watched some of his drama and he has drama airing now under TVN which os Whats Wrong with Secretary Kim with Park Min-Young.
Back to She was Pretty , i cried and laughed in this drama. I cry easily if there are sad scenes sometimes its not really something to cry on but i see myself crying while watching. Anyway, i didn’t know that She was Pretty was old kdrama already in fact it was aired 2015 but i just watched it, thanks to my niece for the recommendation because i enjoyed this drama.
When Sung-Joon (Park Seo-Joon) was young, he was ugly and fat. He also didn’t have any friends, but popular and pretty Hye-Jin (Hwang Jung-Eum) became his friend. She gave him comfort on rainy days when Sung-Jung feels traumatised. They held a special connection with each other, but Sung-Joon and his father moved to the United States. 15 years later, Sung-Joon returns to South Korea. He and Hye-Jin are set to meet again for the first time in many years, but Hye-Jin is unable to show herself in front of Sung-Joon who is looking for her. Both of their appearances have completely changed. Sung-Joon is now handsome and perfect in his appearance, while Hye-Jin looks nothing like her former pretty self. Hye-Jin is also unemployed and looking for a job.
Hye-Jin then asks her best friend Ha-Ri (Koh Joon-Hee) for help. Ha-Ri is to pretend she is Hye-Jin and go meet Sung-Joon. At their meeting, Ha-Ra pretends to be Hye-Jin and tells Sung-Joon that she is leaving for England the next day to study. Later, Hye-Jin, as an intern at a fashion magazine, meets Sung-Joon who is an editor at the fashion magazine. (Asianwiki)
I recommend watching this Kdrama, I hope the story will meet your expectation just like what i like. What to watch next, any suggestion?
Who doesn’t love korean drama? I have youtube channel that shares korean drama. I was surprised to know that many are hooked in kdrama all over the world based on the visitors checking on my posts. I forgot when was the first time and what was the first Kdrama I watched. If my memory is right, it was Autumn in my Heart. I cried a lot on this one. Sadly, Song Hye Kyo died in the said drama but overall I liked the story. From then on, I started to watch Kdrama so its been a decade.
Before in order to watch Kdrama, I had to rent a DVD but this time it is easy to watch korean drama. You can even watch the latest kdrama airing in Korea. I have favorite site that I watch korean drama and the nice thing about this site, i can download it first and watch later during my free time.
Anyway, why I suddenly talk about korean? I watched Its Showtime and heard Anne Curtis mentioned Gong Yoo. If you doesn’t know him, he was the lead actor in the movie “Train to Busan” and also he was from the kdrama “Goblin” last aired January 2017. So, Anne is watching korean drama as well. Even celebrity like her in love with korean drama. Anne Curtis is watching Goblin which I just finished few days ago. Oh by the way, Vice Ganda was also a fan of korean drama. He is watching Love in the Moonlight, this one is currently airing on abscbn. I watched Vice Ganda’s celebration of his birthday in GGV and Jin Young one of the casts of Love in the Moonlight greeted Vice Ganda. Wow!
I have to admit that I’m enjoying korean drama than our own series. Sorry to say that but I really love their stories whether it is comedy, drama, fictional or whatever, hahah!. And also the charm and looks of the actors and actresses. I also like the scenery and their foods. I really like them so I hope one day I will have a chance to visit Korea. Saranghae :>
ABS-CBN sets to air 7 Korea’s biggest hit series. As a big fan of Kdrama I’m happy hearing the news. Finally ABS-CBN is back airing Kdrama. For this year they announced to air this 7 kdrama series including “Love in the Moonlight,” “Legend of the Blue Sea,” “Hwarang,” “Goblin,” “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo,” “W” and “Doctors.”
I believed the first to be aired will be Love in the Moonlight replacing Pinoy Big Brother (PBB). Love in the Moonlight stars Park Bo-gum and Kim Joo-yung is a romantic comedy about a young prince who falls in love with a woman disguised as a eunuch.
Lee Min-ho will be back on Philippine television along with Jun Ji-hyun in Legend of the Blue Sea, a love story between a man and a mermaid.
“Train to Busan” star Gong Yoo will also make his television comeback as an immortal protector of souls in the fantasy series Goblin.
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo is about the coming-of-age series about a group of college athletes. Next is Hwarang about a group of young, handsome men devoted to defending the king.
Fall in love with W (two worlds) starring Lee Jong-suk and Han Hyo-joo. “W” tells the story of a woman pulled inside the parallel world of a webtoon created by his father. Finally Doctors starring Park Shin-hye and Kim Rae-won. It is about medical drama which features the love story between a rebel turned neurosurgeon and her mentor.
I already watched Love in the Moonlight, Legend of the Blue Sea, W and currently watching Doctors. I will watch the other three especially Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo. Although I prefer watching in Korean language, I will definitely see them also in tagalized version.
Not so long ago, I shared here that I’m busy uploading videos on my Youtube account. I’ve been a member 4 years ago but not really active. Before the end of 2015 (last week of December) that I thought of sharing stuff about Korean drama through Youtube. I’m a big fan of kdrama compared to Filipino series. I don’t know but I really like Kdrama whether comedy, drama and fantasy.
On youtube I have 3 subscribers for more than 3 years but when I started uploading stuff about Kdrama my subscriber increases. The last time I checked I have more than 800 subscribers that I gained for 2 months only. My shared videos have many viewers all over the world though it just compilation of photos. I will continue making Kdrama stuff and share it on youtube. I’m glad also because I get something from the video I am sharing. I can monetize my videos and in return I get some bucks. I don’t say it is huge but already a big help. I will continue sharing and making Kdrama stuff and as long as there are Kdrama fanatic just like me, I’m pretty sure I won’t get zero viewer in any of my video. If you like, check my channel pigrabbit1 got the name from You’re Beautiful, Park Shin Hye’s drama.
The drama depicts the difficult decisions and moving human stories that take place daily in the OB-GYN department, focusing in particular on Seo Hye Young, a talented and determined obstetrician who has just transferred from the prestigious Seoul base to the branch hospital. Her straightforward manner of handling her professional life is in contrast with her love life, which is marred by her relationship with a married man. This becomes even more entangled when she meets Lee Sang Shik, the chief of NICU, and her long-time friend Wang Jae Suk also shows his interest. (Source – http://wiki.d-addicts.com)
I don’t know if I will include this drama to my all-time favorite Korean drama compilation. For me the story was good but not remarkable like other K dramas. All the major casts from OB-GYN department, Jang Seo Hee, Suh Ji Suk, Song Joong Ki and nurse Lee Young Eun as well as Pediatrician and head of NICU department, Go Joo Won delivered their acting very well. Every time the doctors need to do their duties the scenes look reality.
I like all the casts and how they delivered their acting, the story was good but the reason why I won’t put this on my all-time favorite K dramas is because the romantic moments between the two leading casts happened in the last minute of the drama. They should have more moments together. Well, If I like a certain drama I always have this feeling of watching them all over again. I don’t feel it in this drama but I don’t say its not good its nice really. Maybe I’m just looking for more intense moments.
Well if you are doctor especially from OB-GYN and Pediatrician this drama must watch. I’m sure you will learn a lot. If I’m going to rate I think 8/10.
I made my very first video compilation of my all-time favorite Korean drama. When I made this video I don’t know how to start. I don’t have any program or something to start the video. Thanks to Google for the tutorials, but, sadly none of them help me. I remember I made photo compilation of my daughter when she was a baby using Windows Movie Maker. I used this once again to compile my all-time favorite Korean drama. The simple video was successful and can be seen in youtube but I admit I need to learn more about this movie maker. Well, as a Korean addict I’m happy to compile my favorite drama and hopefully soon will make videos of my favorite Korean leading men and ladies and soundtrack of Korean drama.
By the way if you could check my account in youtube – pigrabbit1. Curious why this name. Well, it came from the korean drama “You’re Beautiful starring Park Shin Hye and Jang Geun Seuk. No question, I’m really addicted to Korean, lol. If I remember it right when the time I’m getting an account in youtube this is the Korean drama I’m currently watching. Without thinking of other names I used this pigrabbit but add number 1. I made my account long time ago but only this time I feel like using it.
Here is the video, hahah!
1. Autumn in my Heart – Reason 2. 49 Days – Can’t Forget You 3. Innocent Man – Really 4. Princess’ Man – I Love You Today 5. Crazy Love – 6. Full House 7. Boys Before Flowers – Stand By Me 8. My Love from Another Star – Touch Love 9.The Greatest Love 10. Meteor Garden – Broken Vow (I know it’s not Korean but my addiction on Korean drama started with this Taiwanese drama. Meteor Garden is the first Asian drama series that had been aired in the Philippines.)
City Hunter on ABS-CBN is the newest and biggest Korean action-drama series. This is long waited because it was announced since last year. Finally this series will starts today on Primetime Bida. Honestly, I don’t normally watch Korean drama or series in television because there are many cut scenes. I prefer to buy DVD and its more comfortable watching it anytime of the day. Anyway, I heard about City Hunter long time ago before it was introduced on ABS-CBN but haven’t watched it. But I will surely watch the premiere today and later buy DVD. Lee Min Ho stars in City Hunter so I will truly watch it because I like him ever since I saw him in Boys over Flowers.
Synopsis: (source: ABS-CBN)
City Hunter” tells the story of Johnny Lee (Min Ho), a charming and smart young man who works at the Presidential residence called the Blue House.
But behind his massive appeal to women, intelligence and pleasing personality lies a son trained to kill and seek revenge for his father. His mission is to make five politicians responsible for killing his father pay with their own lives
Despite being a skilled assassin, the task wouldn’t be that easy for Johnny because he has to follow three rules on his mission— he can’t trust anyone, he can’t reveal his true identity, and he can’t fall in love. All of these will be put to test when he meets Kim Na Na (Min Young), a body guard at the Blue House. As Johnny unintentionally falls in love with Na Na, he must also choose which path to take.