1. The blue dress and white blouse from Queen Ihyun's Man
2. Any hair band or hair clip featured in My Princess
3. Star Jacket from You're Beautiful
4. Sheer Polka Dot shirt from KBS BIG
5. Park Ha's outfit during ding dong ditch in Rooftop Prince
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Because every Kdrama viewer has one.
First of all, my idea started after I read this theory online. This theory actually mentions 49 days as well, which involved a similar situation of a soul borrowing a body that is related by blood.
This is the first time I have ever heard of a savior sibling, but I think it is a plausible theory.
The Hong Sisters are known for making every detail relevant in their dramas. In My Girl, the mystery involved a cousin that was an underlying threat between the family dynamic and the relationship between Yoo Rin and Gong Chan. In You're Beautiful the mystery was Go Mi Nam and Go Min Nye's mother and Tae Hyung's mother's connection to their father. My Girl Friend is A Gumiho had an even more important mystery of how to prevent Dae-woong's death from happening in order for Mi ho to become a human.
A lot of people seem to think that Yoon Jae will die. This is possible, but considering the emotional pattern of the drama, I don't think that will happen.
Another thing about Hong Sister's dramas, the clues are always right there in front of your face. There's a reason they keep showing the book and the drawing over and over again, it plays an important role in the plot. If Yoon Jae did save Kang Kyung Joon's life in the past, there's a reason why Kang Kyung Joon is in his body now. It is a debt repaid for a life being saved.
Now, there are two theories going on about Kang Kyung Joon's body being in a coma. Either, Yoon Jae is dead, or Yoon Jae's soul is dormant in Kang Kyung Joon's body. But there's also the fact that in 49 days, two souls could exist in one body, if one soul was dormant.
I think this is the case for Yoon Jae, but not completely. Because Kang Kyung Joon and Yoon Jae are connected, it is possible that Yoon Jae is aware of what is happening with his body, but he is asleep in Kang Kyung Joon's body.
I know that a lot of people are upset that Yoon Jae will come back, but if you look at this from a writer's perspective, he has to. We have to learn the connection between Yoon Jae and Kang Kyung Joon. Whether they are siblings or donor matches, it is important to reveal the true reason behind their connection. Now it is true that Yoon Jae has not been painted as a pretty character. And even when Yoon Jae was Yoon Jae, we never saw him speak, act or react enough to discover what type of person he is. I guarantee that this was on purpose. In order to make Kang Kyung Joon appear more lively and fun, Yoon Jae has to be quiet and passive. This could be because of his role in the connection between him and Kang Kyung Joon.
All the crushes and relationships are no accident either. The foreshadowing of Gil Da Ran and Kang Kyung Joon came early in the first episode when Gil Da Ran noticed Kang Kyung Joon, but it is revealed in episode 2 that she didn't notice Yoon Jae at all. The relationship between Yoon Jae and Gil Da Ran is also a mystery because we only get bits and pieces through flash backs and Gil Da Ran's explanations that are bias in her favor. From what we have seen, I'm not convinced that Yoon Jae liked Gil Da Ran, or loved her. He cared for her, but he seemed to ask her out of guilt or duty more than anything. This is especially true if he cheated on her like the Hong Sisters are leading us to believe.
My theory is similar to Panda's, but I'm not convinced that Yoon Jae actually wanted to marry Gil Da Ran. The only characters that have expressed serious interest in her are Kang Kyung Joon and Teacher Na. Even in Gil Da Ran's colorful flash backs, Yoon Jae seems to be obligated to her but not interested.
Kang Kyung Joon will probably be Gil Da Ran's love interest in the end, but whether he is in Yoon Jae's body or his own remains a mystery. I doubt that Yoon Jae will die, but there is no doubt he will return and explain all the mysteries surrounding his proposal to Gil Da Ran, connection to Kang Kyung Joon, and decision regarding Se Young.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
A winding road
A thing of brilliance
A heavy load
Whatever life is
It's always too fast
A moment forgotten
A connection that won't last
They say to live
from day to day.
Can my mind
work that way?
Can I drop all
the burdens that I bear?
Raise my voice?
Live without a care?
Risk it all
But still be me?
that I want to see?
Pick a place
to write and stay
Rip the past
From under my feet
Wipe out the doubt
Depression and Defeat
Forget the pain
And never shy
From all those moments
that pass you by
Write and write
Read and read
Discover the elements
that I need.
Realize I'm only
as strong as I feel?
Create a world
where happiness is real?
All these questions
boggle my mind
While I say things
cruel and kind.
Will I make my own story
And stop living in fear?
Or will everything pass me
Year after year?
Monday, June 25, 2012
This is a tough prompt for me. Mainly because I don't believe I have done enough things or said enough things to make the list.
Well, let's see.
1. The Disney College Program: Hands down, one of the best decisions of my life and it will always remain an important lesson in living on my own.
2. Finishing FFX2 at 100 percent. Many of my friends know how determined I was to complete this game. I must say that when I did, even I patted myself on the back. So many complicated mini games and tricks @_@
3. Graduating College: An academic accomplishment, and a well earned piece of paper.
4. Writing a complete movie script. Despite all the other stresses and complications going on both personal and academic, I conquered each assignment.
5. Applying to the ABC/ Disney program. Something I have wanted to do for a while now.
6. Applying to teach English in South Korea. I have been wanting to go there since I started watching Korean Drama and read Goong. I would love to learn the language and I'm teaching myself through apps and a small program right now.
I made it to six. As far as things that I have accomplished on my own, I don't have many actions or words that stick out in my mind. I'm leaving these numbers blank for the future. Maybe I can add them soon, when I've done things that I feel are a big accomplishment. Hopefully I can add to this list soon, but I will be thinking of accomplishments I could make from now on to add here.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Said by Kang Kyung Joon in Yoon Jae's body:
"The bait is Kang Kyung Joon. Just take it. There is only one person in this world who knows me best, and that person is you, Gil Da Ran. This isn't a rod that can just catch one fish when there are many. This rod can only hold on to one specific fish. It is is very sad fishing rod. That's why, Gil Teacher. Please bite."
This confession happens in KBS BIG during episode 6. I loved the way this was done. To clarify, this is a complicated situation where Kang Kyung Joon is stuck in the body of a Yoon Jae. He has liked Gil Da Ran for a long time, but she only sees Yoon Jae and not Kang Kyung Joon. But in reality, Yoon Jae cheated on her while Kang Kyung Joon has always treated her with kindness. Not only was the moment a very important confession, but it clarified just how much Kang Kyung Joon cares for Gil Da Ran despite the difficult circumstances. Great dialogue Hong Sisters! And amazing acting Gong Yoo and Lee Min Jung! ^_^
During my script writing classes, we were told to make a list of memorable and well done dialogue from movies, TV shows and even novels. This particular scene will be recorded in my list, as it accomplishes many things. It uses a kind of word play that is specific to Kang Kyung Joon and Gil Da Ran. It conveys the change in emotion from the fun loving Kang Kyung Joon, to the serious and caring Kang Kyung Joon. This also puts Gil Da Ran in a situation she had not anticipated and raises the stakes for the plot. It is a huge step for both characters as they have both grown from such a strange situation.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
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Every now and then I get a little stressed, sad or irritated, and I've created a playlist for those times.
The two most important songs on that playlist are . . .
"Firework" by Katy Perry
"Who Says" by Selena Gomez
There are many more songs on the playlist that are upbeat and inspiring, but these two in particular have kept me going on tough days and help me continue to pursue my dreams.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Prompt: My ten favorite sounds:
1. Rain falling
2. Water flowing in a fountain
3. Leaves rustling in a soft breeze
4. Wind chimes ringing
5. The soft hum of a fan or heater
6. Bubble wrap crackling and popping
7. Crickets Chirping
8. Violin strings
9. Waves lapping on shore
10. Coyotes howling
Saturday, June 2, 2012
We've all heard this phrase a thousand times. We must deal with life, and accept that it isn't fair. Today I actually did a bit of research and found an interesting article on how to view "fairness". In general, we never think of weather as something we can control, so we tend not to blame the weather for our problems. If it rains, we bring an umbrella. If it snows, we wear coats and scarfs to keep off the cold. The point is, we adjust to the weather, and in doing so, we accept the fact that it will be cold, it will be wet, and it will be out of our control.
But there are some things in life that we do not view that way. Personal problems, conflicts between family and friends and other situations at school or work, or even in the drive through. It happens all the time on the road: It's not fair I have to wait in a traffic jam; It's not fair I have to get out of the way for someone riding my tail: It's not fair that I have to deal with selfish people on the road.
The simple thought of it's not fair becomes a powerful message to the brain that the situation can be controlled, when in reality, it is not. The saying goes, that you cannot control others, but you can control yourself. The same thing is true for tough times, illnesses and of course, conflict.
An example would be day that it snows. You cannot control the snow, but you can wear a coat and gloves. You can't control the wind, but you can put a hood over your head. This is how you adapt to a situation, and accept it.
I admit that this is the most difficult thing for me. I am always about fairness, justice and of course karma. But I live in a situation where expecting things to go my way is like standing in front of a hurricane and demanding that it will disappear. It's not going to happen, and no matter how "unfair" the situation is, the more I scream at the hurricane, the less likely it will do anything but continue to destroy my surroundings. So maybe I can look at the situation as if it were just that, a hurricane; something I cannot control and shouldn't even attempt to tame. Because it's just life. And I can stand there screaming at it until it runs me over, or find a shelter, move away from it and continue living.
There are some situations that I can compare to rain, in the case that I don't mind it and accept that I cannot control it. Other situations are like snow. something that has to be dealt with: the cold with a coat and the snow with a shovel.
Looking at Fairness like a weather report seems like a good coping mechanism. All things change with time, and perhaps that hurricane will go away, or turn into a simple breeze. But I can't control it and I shouldn't even try.
The article I read is here: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/headshrinkers-guide-the-galaxy/201108/life-isnt-fair