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20Mar/090

18 vs. 29 Fan MV

Artist: Park Sun Young
Song: Sarang Eun Yoo Ri Gat Eun Gut
Creator: chibimikki

9Nov/080

Robber Fan MV

Artist:SG Wannabe
Song: As I've Lived
Creator: chibimikki

15Jun/080

Robber MV

Artist: Bay
Song: Signal Light

Lyrics Translation
I will leave on this road
I will go with caution
But I am running as I go
So that I can steal a glance at you who has already gone so far
Why did you stop once again?
Please hurry and keep walking
Because the green light is about to end
Are you crying like a fool, again?
How will I send you away then?
I am sorry
I have nothing to give you because I am lacking
When you love again, please be happy
And thank you
For being born in this world to meet someone like me
Again, I just want to glance
I don't want to send you away
However, the red light has gotten a hold over me
Yes, it is so
It tells me not to go anymore
It tells me not to go anymore
I cannot go
I'm sorry
I have nothing to give you because I am lacking
Please live, with all memories of me erase
Farewell, my love
And thank you
For being born in this world to meet someone like me
To love someone like me

17Jan/081

18 vs. 29’s Memorable Quotes

Episode 1
[After the accident]
Sang Young: You told me to piss off and live my own life, and this is how you live your life?!
Hye Chan: Excuse me…..Who are you?
Sang Young: So now we are strangers?

Sang Young: What is your problem? You said that you wanted to forget my name. Now you want to forget your husband's face?
Hye Chan: Hus….Hus….Are you crazy?

[Hye Chan inside her old house]
House Owner: Darling!
Hye Chan: Who are you?
House Owner: Eh? Sorry… [confused] Excuse me….Is this not number 110-3 Chang Chun Town?
Hye Chan: Yes…
House Owner: Who the hell are you?!! This is MY house!!

Hye Chan: [To a police officer] Ajusshi, ajusshi, help me! These are the organ thieves. AJUSSHI! AJUSHHHHIIIII!!!!
Sang Young: Please don't do this, you'll cause an accident. Hye Chan! YOO HYE CHAN!! Why are you acting this way? Are you determined to embarrass me?
Hye Chan: Why are you doing this to me ajusshi? Why are you kidnapping an innocent person?
Sang Young: Please just stop calling me ajusshi! How am I your ajusshi?! You are older than me by 2 months!!

Hye Won: Hye Chan, please don't cry. I'm here! Your little sister Hye Won!
Hye Chan: My Hye Won had a flat nose and small eyes!
Hye Won: Bloody hell...With my bonus last year, I had my face redone!
[Flatten her nose and makes her eyes smaller]
Hye Won: Look, look. Can you see? Can you see my old face?

Hye Chan: There must have been a misunderstanding. I'm not the person you are looking for. You've got the wrong person.
Sang Young: YOO HYE CHAN!! Your social security number is…770809-2......4......Anyway, you wrap yourself in the blanket when you go to sleep right? You always brush your teeth sitting on the toilet, and I also know that your bum cheeks are uneven. Are you still going to deny it?

Hye Won: [To Hye Chan] Are you deliberately putting on this act to punish Sang Young? [...] Geez I didn't even realise and I was stressing all day! Damn! I got my wrinkles treated yesterday. Repay me for the treatment!

Yoon Oh (Sang Young's Manager): [To Sang Young] You finally decided to show up. Say that you are really sorry to Director Bang. I told him that your wife was suffering from breathing….Put on a dying expression!

[Looking into the bathroom mirror]
Hye Chan: I got my haired permed. I have wrinkles on my face too. Twenty-Nine? Husband? With that man? Ah, impossible!

16Jan/082

9 End 2 Outs (2007)

9 End 2 Outs

A.K.A.: 2 Outs in the 9th Inning
Korean Title: 환상의 커플 (9 Hoimal 2 Awoot)
Vietnamese Title: 9 Cong 2
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Starring: Lee Jung Jin, Soo Ae, Lee Tae Sung, Hwang Ji Hyun, Lee Sang Woo
Screenwriter: Yeo Ji Na
Director: Han Chul Soo
Episodes: 16
MPAA: PG

Synopsis
In life and in baseball, you need comebacks!

A poet once said that the party is over at 30 but “Two Outs, Bottom of the Ninth” counters that with the mantra that the party starts at the age of 30. Hong Nan Hee (Soo Ae) has never hit a home run in life, not to mention a single as she reaches 30. She thought she worked hard to get ahead in life but all she has are some small savings in her bank account and a mother nagging her to get married. But she has one thing to be happy about in her life. Her current boyfriend is Jung Joo (Lee Tae Sung), a talented baseball pitcher who is aiming to play in the big leagues in America and eight years her junior. But her mother disapproves of her daughter’s crazy choice.

One day, a childhood friend of Nan Hee appears in her life. And he’s Hyung Tae (Lee Jung Jin). Hyung Tae thinks he got over Nan Hee but is that really true? As a friend tells Hyung-tae that life begins at the bottom of the ninth with two outs, we’ll see how the game of life unfolds.
Source: Hancinema

Rating: A- (Great)
Rewatch Factor: Medium
Comment: This is one of the underrated dramas in 2007. At first, I almost passed it by because from looking at the promotion pictures I thought this is a drama about baseball. I didn't know that baseball is only a theme to compare the lives of the people in the movie. I think I must have been getting old because more and more I found myself in love with watching dramas about 30-something-years-old people. Needless to say, I really found myself immediately addicted to this drama after the very first episode. From watching this drama, I came to realize what a talented and versatile actress Soo Ae really is. Previously, I only know her through more serious roles in dramas such as Love Letter, Sea God, etc. and like with Chae Rim, I didn't think that she can be funny or can act in romantic comedy drama. However, this drama has helped me changed my mind. Her chemistry with Lee Jung Jin is also undeniable--you knew that the characters that they played have something for each other whenever they appeared together in this drama.

Lee Jung Jin is also very believable in the role of a guy who is torn between the feeling he has for his best friend and the feeling he thinks he still has for his ex. My heart ached whenever I saw Hyung Tae takes a quick glance at Nan Hee because there was love in his eyes and the pain of bearing an unspoken love. This drama is not only about the two best friends who have to risk losing the deep bond of friendship and learn to admit their love for each other, but it is also about the people in their 30s--their lives, ambitions, and regrets. Really, you don't need to be in your 30s to appreciate this drama because there will come a time when we all need/hope for one great comeback in our life, and this drama brings a hopeful light that it can will happen.

8Jan/080

Couple of Fantasy (2006)

Couple of Fantasy

A.K.A.: Fantastic Couple, Fantasy Couple, Couple or Trouble
Korean Title: 환상의 커플 (Hwansangeui Keopeul)
Vietnamese Title: Doi Tinh Nhan Tuyet Hao
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Starring: Han Ye Seul, Oh Ji Ho, Kim Sung Min, Park Han Byul
Original Screenwriter: Leslie Dixon
Adapted By: Hong Jung Eun and Hong Mi Ran
Episodes: 16
MPAA: PG

Synopsis
This series is based on the 1987 American movie Overboard. Anna Jo (Han Ye Seul) is a rude, feisty, and audacious American-bred heiress who can never be satisfied. She returns to Korea only to continue being a controlling wife to her already cowardly husband, Billy Park (Kim Sung Min). When her yacht gets stuck for repairs, she hires local handyman Jang Chul Soo (Oh Ji Ho) to fix her shower, but when they have a heated spat over her dissatisfaction and non payment, she pushes him overboard and dunks his tools into the ocean right along with him. Later, after a quarrel with Billy that threatens to end their marriage, she herself gets drunkenly pitched overboard and falls victim to a bad case of amnesia.
Source: DramaWiki

Rating: A (Excellent)
Rewatch Factor: High
Comment: This is a surprisingly wonderful drama about two people from opposite world--the two people that you would think if the fate of the world rest on the two of them get together and procreate, we all would be doomed. While the story about romance blossoming from an amnesia incident is a very cliché story in Korean drama, this drama nevertheless managed to make this story fun, upbeat, and refreshing. Han Ye Seul fulfilled her character role perfectly in this drama as the snobby and hard-to-please heiress, Anna Jo, and later as the woman who has amnesia. At first, I wasn't convinced whether Ye Seul can pull off this role because she has such a stiff look and strong face, but thankfully all of her strong features all work to her benefit in this drama. Also, both Oh Ji Ho and Kim Sung Mi surprised me greatly in this drama for their great comedic actings in this drama. I have watched a lot of dramas before with Oh Ji Ho and Kim Sung Mi in a more serious role and I didn't think it was going to work when they were casted in this drama, but they proved me wrong.

I especially enjoy the many hilarious scenes that occurred when Kim Kwang-Gyoo and Kim Sung Mi appeared together on screen. All in all, I really love most of the supporting cast in this drama, those people is one of the important reasons why this drama is so fun to watch. From past experiences of watching Korean dramas, I was expecting something major and tragic to pop up from this drama like cancer or another case of amnesia that will separated the main couple apart until some years later. Thankfully, none of that ever happened and the drama has managed to keep me smiling toward the very end. In the end, I came away from watching the drama with some nice messages about the meaning of love and human relationship with each other.

In short, I love this lighthearted drama and I regretted that I didn't watch this drama earlier. So don't let that happen to you! Lastly, this drama has peaked my interest for the movie "Overboard". I need to hunt down that movie and see how it fare with the drama--my expectations are high now that I watched the drama.

26Dec/070

Hello! Miss Fan MV

Artist: J-Walk
Song: Secret
Creator: chibimikki

14Oct/071

Coffee Prince Fan MV 3

Artist: Lee Sun Gyun and Tearliner
Song: Ocean Travel
Creator: chibimikki

14Oct/070

Coffee Prince Fan MV 2

Artist: Mocha, Han Dong Joon, and Tearliner ft. Mineko Fujishima
Song: Casker, I Love You, and Love Song
Creator: chibimikki

14Oct/070

Coffee Prince Fan MV

Artist: S#arp
Song: Kiss Me
Creator: chibimikki