Two more awards! I am on a roll! The very talented Blue and Snow have respectively nominated me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award & the Sunshine Award. Both have been steadfast supporters of my newbie blog and I am so very grateful for their recognition.
Google tells me that the Sisterhood Award recognizes the unique voices of women across the world. This is so appropriate as the kdrama blogosphere is definitely dominated by our gender. Sisterhood, girl power, women helping women; how awesome is that?
And also according to Google, the Sunshine Award is given to bloggers who bring sunshine to the blogging world. How sweet is that? Thank you Blue! Thank you Snow!
Since the rules for both are very similar I will take the liberty to combine and change it up a bit.
- Link the blogger who nominated you on your post.
- Put the award logo on your blog.
- Answer the questions that were given to you.
- Make up new questions for your nominees to answer.
- Nominate blogs and make sure they are aware they are nominated.
- When you have responded, leave a link in the comment of the person who nominated you.
And here come my answers to Blue’s questions!
1) Is there a popular drama that you actually never liked? If so, tell us why.
Ahem…let me see. One that I slogged through to the end or one that I dropped? To be fair to the drama, let me go with one that I actually finished but didn’t really like it. My Love from Another Star? Will I be crucified for saying this? Why didn’t I like it? Honestly, I was unable to connect with Jeon Ji-Hyeon’s character. She was a spoiled brat with a sense of entitlement who picked on her staff and was also a bit of an airhead? She did redeem herself towards the end but first impressions stuck with me. Also not crazy about the whole alien theme but I did finish it.
2) Which drama trapped you forever in Kdramaland? How did you get to know it?
God of Study was my first foray into the land of kdramas. Summer of 2010. My twin convinced me to watch it and I thoroughly enjoyed it but it was Heartstrings that made me a kdrama addict.
3) Is there one unknown/barely known drama that you found amazing? If so why? What was good about it? Take this opportunity to promote it.
Thank You. I was in kdrama withdrawal two years ago and nothing current at that time appealed to me so I started going through the list on gooddrama.net from A to Z reading the brief synopsis. When I finally got to Thank You it peaked my interest and I gave it a try. Let’s say the rest is history. Why? It was incredibly touching! Here’s the link to my MDL review!
4) What is your favorite drama OST?
Not sure if it is because Heartstrings was one of my earlier kdramas but Jung Yong Hwa’s Because I Miss You really connected with me and has remained faithfully on my playlist.
5) What is your favorite korean dish?
Bibimbap with lots of chili bibim sauce. Yummy!
6) What kind of post do you enjoy writing most?
Short elevator pitch reviews or random musings. I am definitely not one to write lengthy recaps or in-depth reviews. I leave that to the many, very capable bloggers on my below nominee list that do an incredible job in this department.
7) Which actor/actress makes you cry everytime they cry?
I do tear up quite easily while watching a tear-jerker but it is the heart-rending moments that get me going rather than the actors or actresses themselves.
8) Tea, coffee or hot chocolate?
Nothing like a good cup of frothy coffee to get me through the day.
9) Besides korean dramas do you watch tv shows from other countries? Which countries?
I love BBC period dramas. Prior to the days of kdrama indulgent, I watched everything Masterpiece Theatre had to offer. I confess to have watched every remake of Jane Austen’s especially those adapted by Andrew Davies. I also own boxed sets of Pride & Prejudice, North & South, Wives & Daughters…the list goes on.
10) If you could be one kdrama character for a week, who would you be?
Just for one week? That would be Kang Ja in Angry Mom! Which woman wouldn’t want to look 19 at 34, have an 18-year-old heart-throb swoon over you and better still, be able to kick ass against the baddies…sign me up!
And now, over to Snow’s questions.
1) Your favourite TV series other than Asian.
Current series? Downton Abbey. Have been watching since Season 1. Super excited to see Matthew Goode in the season finale. Fingers crossed he is back as Mary’s final love interest in Season 6 😀
2) Your favourite actors/actresses: Korean and Non-Korean.
Here’s my favourite Asian actors/actresses on MDL.
3) The best smell in the world is…….
The best smell in the world is the aroma of freshly baked bread….yum yum!
4) Most inspiring quote from a movie.
Forrest Gump – ‘Life was like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get.’
5) Is chemistry all about skinship and kissing?
No, not in my books.
6) Ballad. Yay or nay? Why?
Nay. Not really the musical type.
7) Are you into Kpop? If yes, then your favourite group/artist. If no, any other favourite band or singer.
No, not really into kpop. I don’t have favourite singers/bands. I just like random OST irrespective of the artist. The only kpop band I have some sort of affinity to is CNBlue.
Again, I am going to break all the rules here.
Instead of the traditional nominees, I have chosen to share with you the wonderful blogs that have inspired me. These blogs have shone brightly in the drama blogging community. They are simply awesome and are ones that I admire and follow religiously and here’s why.
I’ve also linked to their Sunshine Award or Sisterhood Award posts so you can read up a little something about the persona behind these marvellous creations.
MyDramaTea – I don’t even watch j-drama, c-drama or tw-drama unless highly, highly recommended by my twin who knows my taste like no other but I follow Heisui’s blog. Strange, eh? She is so very creative and artistic and to top it off, an excellent writer too. I visit her blog simply to be inspired and to read about her random thoughts and to see what she is up to.
Jandoe – I am a huge fan of Jandoe’s You Don’t Know Me blog. Her writing is so powerful and impactful, it is hard to believe she is an engineer by training. She could have fooled me. There is an edge to her writing but it is honest, insightful, retrospective and it reads like fiction. I can easily picture her book on the NY Times best seller list one day.
Dramajjang – I only recently became acquainted with Dramajjang but have quickly become impressed with its meticulous, and in-depth rundown of k and jdramas. And it is also often full of frame by frame screencaps! If Dramabeans doesn’t do it for you, this is where you want to be. Definitely worth checking out!
The Fan Girl Verdict – This girl definitely knows her dramas and has strong opinions about them. I like the way her reviews are broken down and structured with her short and long verdicts, character by character breakdowns and finally her very own fangirl grade. She is also an excellent and flawless writer with her very own official mascot, the adorable Cookie the Pug.
The Talking Cupboard – For a non Korean she’s a Sageuk maestro and a bonafide expert on Korean culture 101. Mimi’s very successful blog ranks high up there with many of the kdrama blogging powerhouses.