Sunday, 19 May 2013

Happy Sunday #32

Dr Who is in the house!!!! YAY!!!! lol!!!

How's the weekend and the week?? My weekend was me pouring through handouts like this ---->
But, anyway, I'm still ALIVE!!!

Image For The Week



Saying For The week


Updates
My Beloved Fake Husband feat. Chompoo Araya and Dome has ENGLISH subs!!!! I was so freaking excited when I found out 2 days ago. I also started watching it. Ep 1 was so funny and I'm loving Chompoo in this Lakorn. I'm working through S2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and S3 of Keeping Up Appearances.  
TEN 2 is so GOOOOOD!!!! I'm on ep 5, I have to wait fro some days for ep 6. There's this TW-drama I'm watching also Ring Ring Bell. I think that's all.

Song For The Week
I present to you the OST for TEN season 2. This song is as beautiful as the OST for season 1. I love love love it!!! ENJOY!!!


Eye-candy For The Week
Isn't she pretty?? This is Jo An, she's playing the role of Nam Ye Ri in TEN 2...... I know everything seems to be all about TEN 2, but the drama is just freaking GOOD!!! She's also a good actress.
At the premiere of TEN 2
Have an AWESOME week people!!!

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Happy Sunday #31


I was aiming for a large pic of ''Happy Mother's Day'' and I got it!!! ^_^ 

I was freaking lazy today, I don't think I accomplished much, apart from relaxing and stretching like a cat. I'm thinking of starting Ring Ring Bell, it's a TW- drama. Most importantly, I have an exam tomorrow, do wish me luck!!! ^_^

Image For The Week


Saying For The Week

Updates
What have I been doing??? Ehmmm.... actually nothing that will be of interest lol!!! I finally put up a review - Gokusen; do check it out :))

Song For The Week
I REALLY HAD to post this new video of 2PM, it's freaking TOO good not to share. ENJOY!!!

Eye Candy For The Week
I think I have finally fallen under spell of this person - Godfrey Gao lol!!! Look at those EYES!!!

Have an awesome week!!!

I will leave this here also 
In case you're wondering it's still Godfrey Gao lol!!!!
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Saturday, 11 May 2013

T - 49th Baeksang Award [2013]


These are the winners for the 49th Baeksang Award. I really don't have much to say, concerning this award, because I haven't watched most of the dramas or movies that were nominated.

Movie Category:

-Daesang: Ryu Seung Ryong


-Best Film: Gwanghae (or ‘Masquerade’)


-Best Director: Choo Chang Min (‘Gwanghae’)

-Best Rookie Director: Jo Sung Hee (‘Wolf Boy’)


-Best Actor: Ha Jung Woo (‘The Berlin File’)


-Best Actress: Kim Min Hee (‘Very Ordinary Couple’)


-Best Supporting Actor: Ma Dong Suk (‘Neighbors’)


-Best Supporting Actress: Jo Eun Ji (‘The Concubine’)


-Best Rookie Actor: Ji Dae Han (‘My Little Hero’)


-Best Rookie Actress: Han Ye Ri (‘As One’)


-Scenario Award: Jung Byung Gil (‘Confession of Murder’)


-Popularity Award: Shinhwa’s Dongwan & Park Shin Hye
Kim Dong Wan
Park Shin Hye

-Social Contribution Award: Ahn Sung Ki


TV Category:

-Daesang: Yoo Jae Suk


-Best Drama: SBS’ ‘The Chaser’


-Best Cultural Documentary: KBS 1TV’s ‘Korean Table’

-Best Variety Show: MBC’s ‘Dad! Where Are You Going?’

-Director Award: Kim Kyu Tae (SBS’ ‘Wind Blows In Winter’)


-Best Actor: Son Hyun Joo (SBS’ ‘The Chaser’)


-Best Actress: Kim Hee Ae (JTBC’s ‘A Wife’s Credentials’)


-Best Rookie Actor: Lee Hee Joon (KBS 2TV’s ‘You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly’)


-Best Rookie Actress: A Pink’s Eunji (tvN’s ‘Reply 1997′)


-Best Variety Show Star (Male): Kim Byung Man (SBS’ ‘Laws of the Jungle’)


-Best Variety Show Star (Female): Shin Bora (KBS 2TV’s ‘Gag Concert’)


-Best Script: Park Kyung Soo (KBS 2TV’s ‘The Chaser’)

-Popularity Award: JYJ’s Yoochun & Girls’ Generation’s Yuri
Yoochun
Yuri

What do your thoughts about the awards?? 
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Friday, 10 May 2013

T - Secrets

I put up a post not too long a go ''Inspirational Vid #1'' (Do you look it up, if you haven't). 

It's a project or an idea by Frank Warren. I had no idea who he was until a friend of mine shared one of his videos. From what I gathered, the whole thing is about helping people, by letting them know they can share their secrets with someone somewhere, but anonymously. Frank Warren has been collecting a lot of secrets and I find it really amazing. 

What's funny is, some of these secrets are deep, funny, touching, sad, even silly but the whole idea is really awesome!!!

Okay, enough with the talking - Here are some links about the whole stuff and more
TedTalks
Old Post Secrets
Post Secret 
I Found Your Camera ----> I think most people know about this already, but yeah..... Moi is still sharing it.


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IMW - Gokusen 2

I'm sure you're wondering why, this is coming after the whole review is out already, I made a mistake while scheduling the post, so it looks like a mess now. THIS was suppose to SHOW UP FIRST, but I tried doing some damage control.......



I was supposed to buddy watch it, which I actually did, but I marathoned the other seasons, specials and movie and I was done in 4 days or so.  I'm sure someone is wondering, why the heck did she marathon them all. Firstly, season 1 has Oguri Shun, season 2 - Kamenashi Kazuya and season 3 - Miura Haruma; that's ENOUGH reason to not only watch, but marathon the whole series ^_^. Don't worry I'm still sane lol!!!


Details ----
Title: ごくせん
Title (romaji): Gokusen
Genre: Comedy, School
Broadcast network: NTV

Production Credits---
Original writing (manga): Gokusen by Morimoto Kozueko (森本梢子)
Screenwriter: Egashira Michiru, Yokota Rie, Matsuda Yuko
Producer: Kato Masatoshi
Director: Sato Toya, Otani Taro, Takahashi Naoharu (高橋直治)
Music: Oshima Michiru


Season 1

Episodes: 12 + Special (Graduation)
Theme song: Feel Your Breeze by V6

Cast
Nakama Yukie - Yamaguchi Kumiko (Yankumi / Ojou / Kumicho) (Math Teacher/Class 3D adviser)
Matsumoto Jun -  Sawada Shin
Namase Katsuhisa - Sawatari Goro, Kyoto (School Vice Principal)
Utsui Ken -  Kuroda Ryuichiro (Kumiko's grandpa / 3rd Generation Oedo Yakuza Boss)
Anan Kenji -  Wakamatsu Hiro
Kaneko Ken -  Asakura Tetsu
Uchiyama Shinji -  Tatsukawa Minoru
Ryogoku Hiroshi -  Sugawara Makoto
Oguri Shun -  "Uchi" / Uchiyama Haruhiko
Waki Tomohiro -  "Kuma" / Kumai Teruo
Narimiya Hiroki -  Noda Takeshi
Ishigaki Yuma -  Minami Yoichi
Ito Misaki -  Fujiyama Shizuka (English Teacher)
Nakazawa Yuko -  Kawashima Kikuno (School Nurse)




Synopsis
The story of a young, idealistic teacher who enters Shirokin Gakuen with hopes of making a difference in the students' lives. However, Yamaguchi Kumiko (Nakama Yukie) is in for a rude awakening when she finds that she will be the homeroom teacher of 3-D, the hardest class to maintain in the school. The students have multi-colored hair, sloppy uniforms, and show absolutely no respect to her. The leader of the class, Sawada Shin is lazy but bright and shows some interest in Yamaguchi when he notices that she is very different from other teachers. The students try to bully her to make her quit, but their attempts don't get them very far.
What the class and the rest of the school does not know is that Yamaguchi Kumiko is actually the 4th generation heir to the Ooedo Group, a notorious yakuza clan. Even though her family would like her to take the title of Ojou when her grandfather dies, they have accepted the fact that Yamaguchi would rather be a teacher.
Eventually, the students learn to respect their quirky teacher because of her devotion to them, and even give her a nickname: Yankumi.


Season 2

Episodes: 10 + 1 Special 
Theme song: No More Cry by D-51
Insert song: Kizuna by Kamenashi Kazuya

Cast
Nakama Yukie - Yamaguchi Kumiko (Yankumi / Ojou / Kumicho) (Math Teacher)
Namase Katsuhisa - Sawatari Goro (School Vice Principal)
Utsui Ken - Kuroda Ryuichiro (Kumiko's grandpa / 3rd Generation Oedo Yakuza Boss)
Anan Kenji - Wakamatsu Hiro
Kaneko Ken - Asakura Tetsu
Uchiyama Shinji - Tatsukawa Minoru
Ryogoku Hiroshi - Sugawara Makoto
Kamenashi Kazuya - Odagiri Ryu
Akanishi Jin - Yabuki Hayato
Hayami Mokomichi - Tsuchiya Hikaru
Koike Teppei - Takeda Keita
Koide Keisuke - Hyuuga Kosuke
Otoha - Shiratori Hitomi (English Teacher)


Synopsis
Half a year has passed and Shirokin Gakuen has closed down. Yamaguchi Kumiko (Nakama Yukie) finds herself a teacher of a few young kids who don't really benefit much from her style of teaching. Through some twist of fate, she is offered a job as a teacher in Kurogin Gakuen.
She becomes the teacher of a delinquent 3D class which make her previous students look like angels. In order to protect her job, she must again hide her true identity — the fact that she is the 4th generation of the Oedo Family, a prominent yakuza group.


Season 3

Episodes: 11
Theme song: Niji by Aqua Timez
Insert song: Oretachi no Seishun by Takaki Yuya

Cast
Nakama Yukie - Yamaguchi Kumiko (Yankumi / Ojou / Kumicho) (Math Teacher/Class 3D adviser)
Namase Katsuhisa - Sawatari Goro, Kyoto (School Vice Principal)
Enami Kyoko - Akagi Ryoko (Board Chairman)
Utsui Ken - Kuroda Ryuichiro (Kumiko's grandpa / 3rd Generation Oedo Yakuza Boss)
Anan Kenji - Wakamatsu Hiro
Kaneko Ken - Asakura Tetsu
Uchiyama Shinji - Tatsukawa Minoru
Ryogoku Hiroshi - Sugawara Makoto
Takaki Yuya - Ogata Yamato
Miura Haruma - Kazama Ren
Ishiguro Hideo - Honjo Kengo
Nakama Junta - Ichimura Rikiya
Kiriyama Akito - Kuraki Satoru
Miura Shohei - Kamiya Shunsuke
Waki Tomohiro - "Kuma" / Kumai Teruo (Former student of Yankumi)



Synopsis
Sawatari Goro now works at Akado High School as a vice principal. Although the head director of the school board speficically orders him to handle the problematic class 3-D, the students are just too much for him. So Sawatari goes far away to a southern island to search for Yankumi, and convince her to work for Akado. Yankumi accepts the offer, only to find that her class (again) is full of punks, where two rival groups of students are always at each other's throats. Will Yankumi's strong belief in students and teaching work this time?


This looks like a lot of information, I'm even having difficulties following hehehe!!! 



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Thursday, 9 May 2013

IMW - Gokusen 1

With Shun, Kame and Haruma  in each season, It was enough reason to enough to power through the whole seasons and I'm glad I did, because I saw other favourite actors of mine and I got to know some other good actors.

Now off to the trailers.........
Concerning those trailers, I think listening to the OSTs with fan-made videos should equally do the trick ;) 


Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Review:
I didn't really think I would be able be to watch the whole thing, but I DID!!! The whole series are kind of related and interwoven, because one or more cast from the previous season can be seen in other seasons and special. In the movie most of the cast could be seen again. I FREAKING <3 the movie, it's a perfect way to end the Gokusen series.



Gokusen is all about some bunch of delinquent students, there are 3 different set of students for each season. Some of them have different issues with friends, parents, family and even with school. The common notion they all have is, teachers can't be trusted, when things get bad they run for cover instead and they the students are left alone. Plus, most teachers and schools aren't interested in the ''losers'' but with those that have bright futures and can make the school and the home-room teacher proud. This is where the main cast Yankumi comes in, she let's them know, there are still people or teachers out there that still care, not only about how they are faring in school in general but will pitch in at any time to save them.



The main cast Yankumi doesn't look like someone that can take on a bunch of delinquent students, but she proved the viewers wrong by leading and guiding her students in the way she knows best. While she tries to hide her identity as the fourth generation of a Yakuza's family. 



Although each season is quite similar in terms of story line, but the stories are different and there were different ways in solving all these stories. I think the degree of delinquency also increased with each season and that made things quite difficult for Yankumi also. 



Aside from Yankumi and her students there were other characters that were sometimes supporting and shaped the drama. The nurses and English teachers (which were all females) in each season were friends with Yankumi and they all heard their own skeletons and they are always butting heads when it comes to their crush. They always fall for the same guys LOL!!! 



I really don't think there are teachers like Yankumi anywhere, but if there are, I'm really wishing them the best and I'm happy for their students. An element of reality in the whole story was Kyoto (vice principal in Japanese, later turned Principal in season Sawatari Goro. He's really funny and sometimes annoying, he wasn't really interested in the problems of his students. He wanted them to just be under some kind of guard, so that they don't soil the name of the school. Which is very realistic!!! 



The series moved me in different ways, because I could relate with some of the issues there - school, friends...... Sometimes I cried and laughed simultaneously lol!!! I was always shedding tears at each graduation. As we all know J-dramas always have a whole lot of life lessons. Aside from all the delinquency factor, this show is hella FUNNY!!! 



The last series was a movie that was released in 2009 and the movie tied the whole series in a neat and wonderful knot!!!



Do give Gokusen a shot!!!! ;)


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