The Curious Ahjumma: Writing Habits

We all love good stories. We consume them in all types of formats. Here, in this little corner of the Internet, we love our Korean-made dramas. The reason is a combination of storytelling, acting, and overall production. Among these, storytelling is the ultimate deal-breaker for me on whether I’ll like a certain series or not.…

2018 Favorites: Maknae’s Choice

A Plot Twist You Never Knew You Needed Wishing for a plot twist in our real lives suddenly became a social media thing that we carelessly imitate and re-post. Some people long to experience something different from their usually mundane lives. Some unlucky ones, though, complained about the so-called plot twist they experienced; ranting that…

K-Lookbook: How to style your hair like a K-drama male lead

They say your hair is your crowning glory. Most of the time it is associated with women; their hairstyle can make or break their whole look. But I think it is also true for men. Just take a look at Korean actors we all fell in love in. They changed their hairstyle depending on the…

K-Drama Reaction: Hwayugi | Finale

Please bear with me as this would be a long post with a lot of ugly crying. Aftermath: The Punishment Just like Son Oh-gong's (Lee Seung-gi) last words before he went unconscious, the world continued to move forward even without his beloved Jin Sun-mi (Oh Yeon-seo). Those words really struck a chord in me because…

K-Drama Reaction: Hwayugi | Episode 19

"The world is the same as before but you're not here anymore." - Son Oh-gong, Hwayugi Episode 19 PK's Choice Just like Jeo Pal-gye (Lee Hong-ki), I think I also held on to the fact that Jeong Se-ra (Lee Se-young) could still come back after Ah Sa-nyeo vanished. I know the priestess just wanted someone…

K-Drama Reaction: Hwayugi | Episode 18

Fighting heaven's plans is not that simple. The Evil Priestess' Tears I could recite hundred ways to punish demonic shaman Ah San-nyeo (Lee Se-young) but this episode reminded me why she became evil. She's just like the rest of us. She just wanted someone to be her partner but she was betrayed and left alone…

K-Drama Reaction: Hwayugi | Episode 16

To know the end, one should understand the beginning. The White Heron In the midst of a bed scene (I mean, a literal scene where our two main characters were in the bed just sleeping), a white heron visited Son Oh-gong's (Lee Seung-gi) personal abode. This mystical creature left an adorable baby boy in the…

K-Drama Reaction: Hwayugi | Episode 15

It's time for the bride to fulfil her vow to her groom. Prepare The Wedding As expected, Son Oh-gong (Lee Seung-gi) was not fooled by Ah Sa-nyeo's attempt to embody Jin Sun-mi (Oh Yeon-seo). She may have Sam Jang's body but she could never be like her. The Great Sage had to endure to see…

K-Drama Reaction: Hwayugi | Episode 14

We all have our own definition of love. Love is...blind I was relieved to find out that Ma-wang (Cha Seung-won) was relatively fine after receiving 10,000 years worth of pain for his one true love, Na Chal-nyeol (Kim Ji-soo). With the help of Son Oh-gong (Lee Seung-gi) and Elder Soo Bo-ri (Sung Ji-ru), the Princess…

Waiting for Oblivion: Top 10 K-Drama Quotes for the Ones Left Behind

Oblivion: the fact or condition of not remembering. A fictional character in one of my favorite young adult novels once stated that he fears oblivion. I used to think the same. But one day I woke up with bloodshot eyes, stared at the ceiling for a few hours, and wished for oblivion to come. Here's…

K-Drama Reaction: Hwayugi | Episode 13

Can your namjachingu take 10,000 years of pain for you? Lesson 1: Protect Thyself The Sam-Jang-wannabee priestess Ah Sa-nyeo (Lee Se-young) shared one thing in common with Son Oh-gong (Lee Seung-gi). Like the Monkey King, she was betrayed too. The king, who was supposed to marry her, broke his promise and locked her up instead.…

K-Drama Reaction: Hwayugi | Episode 12

"Being hurt seems to have a purpose." - Son Oh-gong, Hwayugi episode 12 The Priestess I declared my love for Jin Bu-ja (Lee Se-young) in my last reaction post and I didn't expect I'd have a change of heart right after an episode. The real Jeong Se-ra once again fell into the trap of Professor…

K-Drama Reaction: Hwayugi | Episode 11

The sound of death is surrounding the Great Sage. The Death of Chairman Woo-hwi Ma-wang (Cha Seung-won) was supposed to end the life of Lucifer Entertainment CEO Woo-hwi after he was stabbed by a human possessed by an evil spirit. But complications of fake heirs and hidden lovers "forced" him to continue the fake life…

K-Drama Reaction: Hwayugi | Episode 10

You'll never know what you have until it's gone. The Geumgango's Owner Jin Sun-mi (Oh Yeon-seo) was lured by the demon bookseller. Sam Jang's powers were trapped to the evil spirit as well. It instantly transformed Sun-mi back into an ordinary human. This meant she couldn't see ghosts and her blood don't attract supernatural beings…