A Cup of 2018 | My Readings, Raves, and Lists: Too Many Tabs Open!

Not exactly a productive year in blogging but it doesn’t mean I didn’t read or watch anything this year. Continue reading “A Cup of 2018 | My Readings, Raves, and Lists: Too Many Tabs Open!”

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Hana Nochi Hare — First Impressions

I discovered this by chance when I saw one particular comment about how Hana Nochi Hare (Hanahare) was definitely not a remake of Hana Yori Dango (Hanadan) and that said comment was pretty adamant about it too. I was surprised because I had no clue about this at all!

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Why IDOL PRODUCER is Such a Treat for a Survival Show

“I always tell trainees there are no shortcuts, there is only practice, practice, never-ending repeated practice. Let it become a kind of habit, a routine.
Because the only thing that lets me have the courage to face all the sounds and lights is just the memories of my own body.”

Zhang Yixing
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Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso: The Only Truth is in Music

“Everyone’s scared to stand up on stage in front of an audience. You’re afraid that you might mistakes. That they’ll totally reject you. Even so, you grit your teeth and get up onstage anyway. Something compels us, moves us to play music. That’s how you create the most beautiful lie of all.”

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Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku (Second Verse) — Let’s Play Karuta Together!

“I don’t know which Karuta is most genuine. But don’t you think the Karuta world we love is greater towards the people who are in a team?”
— Arata to Shinobu

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Ruler: Master of the Mask | Another Tale of Kings

Here is another drama with another stellar casting bait. I have already watched several dramas of Kim So Hyun and most of Yoo Seung Ho’s because I love them both and I sometimes can be an awesome binge watcher. Continue reading “Ruler: Master of the Mask | Another Tale of Kings”