How is everybody doing? It’s been a so-so week for me (the Liebster nom being the highlight!), but next week’s looking up because it’s the Lunar New Year and I’m going home! It’s also dawned on me that since I’m no longer a swingin’ singleton I can’t receive any angpows. Which is just…*WAAAIIILLL*. Worse still, I have to give them out! To people like my 45-year old cousin who makes shitloads more money than I do for the silly reason that he’s unmarried. Hmmpf.
But anyway, there’ll be lots of food and lots of eating. So that will placate me. Just a little. But on to more important things:
1. In drama news, Lee Dong Wook is returning to dramaland as Hotel King, due to replace MBC’s Golden Rainbow. I haven’t seen anything of his since his swoony turn in La Dolce Vita, it’s just a shame it’s a gazillion episode weekender. Meanwhile, I’m quite sure You From Another Star will break 30% with the way things are going. The drama hit 26% this week on the strength of Jeon Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun’s alien connection. And they’ve been doing a lot of it lately. See above.
2. I’ve been a little obsessed with Superman is Back, the KBS version of hit MBC variety show Appa Oediga. Bumbling, stressed out men and their kids, what could be better? Now I’m not usually one to squeal at babies but Tablo’s kid Haru though is the cutest moppet alive, and she has her dad completely wrapped round her finger. The other dads, Choo Seong-hoon, Lee Hwee-jae and Jang Hyun-seong, are pretty cool too, but for me, this might as well be called the Haru Show.
3. Apparently the net lit up this week with rumours that the Avengers 2 was going to shoot on location in Seoul. Then news was confirmed a couple of days ago when local sites reported that Joss Whedon and crew are indeed, going to be shooting around Gangnam, Incheon, Sangdo and other locations beginning in April/May. Also, film is auditioning English-speaking actresses for a role and it seems that Kim So-Yeon, Kim Mi-Yeon, Han Go-Eun, Han Ye-Seul, and Kim Min-Jeong are up for the part.
4. This shouldn’t be surprising, but it seems that handphones are causing more accidents on the roads and on the subway. “People who are distracted by their smartphone are becoming a serious risk to society,” says the Seoul police officer. This reminds me of the time I saw a woman dressed in sky-high heels, texting, and biking on busy a Tokyo street. Talk about multi-tasking!
5. I came across this Daily Post er post about blogging events and discovered what a blog hop is. It sounds like a lot of fun, where a bunch of bloggers blog around a set topic during a set day. And there’s a brilliant tool that that lets everyone participating link automatically to everyone else like so . Has anyone does this before? Is anyone keen to do a drama-related one? Something fun and zippy. I’m bored, and I need to play! Let me know, other wise it might just be me and the sound of crickets.
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