PIECE BY PIECE

“We’re all a little broken, we’re all a little scarred.

We’re all a little twisted, jaded, chipped, and marred.

But I can love your broken pieces, I can love your shattered heart.

I can love the deepest parts that you keep hidden in the dark.

I can’t put you back together, for that’s not what you need.

But I can stay here with you and love you, piece by piece.”

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Image credit to Rowena R.

A POEM A DAY (K-drama 2018)

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The story follows a group of physical therapists, nurses, radiological technologists, and trainees. Ye Jae-Wook works as a physical therapist and also teaches in the same field. He begins to work as a team leader at a hospital. Woo Bo-Young has been working as a physical therapist for 3 years. She wanted to become a poet, but due to her poor family background, she studied to become a physical therapist. Shin Min-Ho is a trainee, but he isn’t interested in physical therapy. His grades weren’t good enough for medical school and his parents, who are both doctors, made him study physical therapy.

A poem a day express with meaningful poetry while reflecting the lives of the ordinary people. While this drama shows as a slice of life, there is also a kind of humor where you can define the personality of every character presented.

I’d like to share some beautiful poems the represent the lives of our Protagonist.

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Bo Young is kind and thoughtful. She loves poetry and wanted to study literature in college, but decided to be a physical therapist. She’s good and devoted to her job, but because she’s only a contractual worker, some good opportunities just fended off.

“Where is the flower that blooms without shaking?
Any of the beautiful flowers of this world
All bloom while being shaken.
They shake on stems that grow upright.
Where is the love that grows without shaking?
Where is the life that goes without being soaked?”

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Dr. Ye is a skilled famous physical therapist. He’s known as an “advice machine”. He is distant and cold. He is Bo Young’s current love interest.

“It only rained after you left.
The rain turned into heavy rain
and I pictured you sitting on the bus with an upset expression on your face.
I felt my heart becoming sore.
There are times when people can’t be comforted by words.

It only rained after you left,
In every street corner where I send you off.”

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Min Hoo is one of the trainees in the hospital; rich, brat and immature. He was Bo Young past love.

“I was happy because I met you
And I also suffered because I met you.
When I tossed and turned in bed while hugging a body
That no longer had feelings for me.

As I watched the tree and flowers gradually part ways
It was difficult to stand beside the tree.
It’s like watching yourself become a cruel person.
I was happy because I met you
And I also suffered for a long time because of you.”

Some people would think this drama is boring and has the usual thing, but definitely not. There are a lot of things to be learned. You will meet people who have the good heart despite being misunderstood and will gain some lessons of love and dedication.

Verdict: 9.5/10

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“There is nothing special in poems. It only contains our lives that are the least bit spectacular.”

RUN AWAY from LOVE

Maybe you are sleeping soundly right now and we’re not. You run away from home with frustrations and anger in your heart. You might think this is the best way you can catch me up, and yes baby you got me right.

Sorry that I am not good enough. That I am not always there when you needed someone when trouble comes up. Sorry that you feel alone and couldn’t help, because I am far away and there’s no easy way to reach you before long.

I just pray that God will take you back home, and realized that it’s nobody’s fault. I pray that in your next life you’ll find a parent that you deserve, will always there to guide you, nurture you, will not leave you and take care of you.

I am sorry that I am your mom. I hope in your next life you’ll get the very best one!

Take care and be back home soon.

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LIVE IN COLOR

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You are lucky if you have met the person with the most colorful life.

They are the ones who were not afraid to live a life with risk, made bad choices, damaged, accepted defeat, and were not afraid to be real.

For them, happiness isn’t the result of getting what you want, but a blessing after you fathom that things aren’t always uncomplicated.

We can learn from this person who believes that life doesn’t always work out as we planned.  Experience lead them to live the different shades of life

..and they were ok, so we can.

DAYLIGHT

Here I am waiting, I’ll have to leave soon
Why am I holding on?
We knew this day would come, we knew it all along
How did it come so fast?
This is our last night but it’s late
And I’m trying not to sleep
‘Cause I know, when I wake
I will have to slip away.

When the daylight comes I’ll have to go
But tonight I’m gonna hold you so close
‘Cause in the daylight we’ll be on our own
But tonight I need to hold you so close.

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Here I am staring at your perfection
In my arms, so beautiful
The sky is getting bright, the stars are burning out
Somebody slow it down
This is way too hard
‘Cause I know, when the sun comes up
I will leave, this is my last glance
That will soon be a memory.

And when the daylight comes I’ll have to go
But tonight I’m gonna hold you so close
‘Cause in the daylight we’ll be on our own
But tonight I need to hold you so close

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LAUGHTER IN WAIKIKI (K-drama 2018)

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Kang Dong-Goo (Kim Jung-Hyun) dreams of becoming a movie director, but he is cynical due to bad luck. Cheon Joon-Ki (Lee Yi-Kyung) wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and become an actor, but he is now just a minor actor. Bong-Doo-Sik (Son Seung-Won) came to Seoul to become a scenario writer, but things have not been easy for him.

These 3 men run the guest house Waikiki in Itaewon, South Korea. Their guest house is facing bankruptcy and then a mysterious baby and single mother appear at Waikiki.

Laughter in Waikiki makes me hihihi. I am not exaggerating, but the comedy element in this drama is definitely at its best. From start, I was grinning and crying from too much laughing, it has been my momentary aide from stress and bad moods.

I liked the story, not just the comedy but the ordinary life they were trying to portray. Though it is not that deep to ponder, still it touches everyone’s issue how to have dreams and achieve it while struggling to be a better person both of their personal and professional lives. It feels like everyone changed without losing themselves. I would say the chemistry between the entire cast is a splendid plus with the most adorable baby (Sol).

The finale wrapped up with positivity. With no huge story twist, the sense of the characters and the quality of humor was maintained. Thank you Waikiki for the laughter!

Verdict: 9/10

PHILIPPINE EAGLE – Beauty of Birds

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The Philippine Eagle Center (PEC) is an 8.4-hectare area located in the foothills of Mt. Apo in Malagos, Baguio District, Davao City and situated within the Malagos Watershed. The Philippine Eagle Center primarily operates as a conservation breeding facility for the critically endangered Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) and other birds of prey.”

Philippine Eagle is the national bird in the Philippines and it has grown to be as one of the tourist destinations in the City. It is always been popular for an educational trip to all. I was like eight years old the last time I visited the place, and that, I have a  vague memory of it.

During my vacation, I invited my friends and the kids to revisit the center, and though the place was quite far from the city proper, we headed there as have planned.

So, here are some of the pretty birds.

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The park is cool and surrounded by huge trees. It’s a good place for simply appreciating the nature. This facility is not only a home to a number of birds but also they have concerned about another kind of animals like reptiles and mammals.

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The Philippines eagles underwent some threats of fewer numbers that’s why they are protected by law in the Philippines. They work also for educational campaigns, protecting and monitoring nests and a conservation breeding scheme to promote their survival.

If you want to visit the place. here’s for more details, https://www.philippineeagle.org/center/

JOKE OF MY DAY

Peculiar I may say, that life is full of surprises and that it’s full of twists and turns.

When I was about to believe that something good was happening to me, all of the sudden, without a warning, the wind changed its direction. You can imagine at least how frustrated I was and hastily think why God was making fun of me.

I felt like more than a kid that was about to go to the park, but it rained unexpectedly,  a lover that’s expecting to receive a “yes” for a marriage proposal but was rejected, or like a shopaholic when her plastic card was denied. I felt terrible, I just simply couldn’t deny it.

But what I can do if something is not really meant for me, when I can’t fight anymore, when the world is showing that I have to wait? What else can I expect? and since I believe whatever comes happens for a reason, I just need to trust Him. No matter how awful it may be, there are some levels that is beyond my control, and thus I still have to keep pace.

Am little okay now and positive for the best surprise to show up. Fighting!

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…and it’s okay to wait.

RETURN (K-drama 2018)

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Choi Ja Hye is a famous television lawyer and Dok Go Yeong is a hot-tempered detective. Ja Hye is hired to defend a member of a chaebol family, but the pair ends up working together on the murder case, where the suspects are all friends in the elite class.

This drama started the question “who did it?” and the thrill began when everyone is a suspect as the case was initiated. One of the elements that I liked is the number of people who are involved with a decent progress of their own styles. They really have a despicable cast of characters which highlighted the sensibility of the story.

Return is a quite typical investigation story, at first, but became madness and suspenseful one. At the moment you might be thought that you have the clear picture of everything, but the elements of twist and turns bring you into turmoil, a pit of lies, heartbreak, betrayals, and murder. It shows the aftermath of every decision they made and how each comes with a responsibility.

For those who can handle violence, I would love to recommend this drama. No doubt for intensity and thriller, it will give you chills.

Verdict: 9/10

IMPERFECTION IS WONDERFUL

Life is not perfect. All of us realized this truth the moment we open our eyes and experience the imperfections we live in. For some, reality gives them endurance and others are still battling for their own cause.

I believed that no matter how much we chased to have a perfect life, still, in the end, will taste the different glitch that life has been offered, because the reality has never been easy and it never will be.

Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful, that I have learned after trying so hard. I realized that I can create a perfect moment in any way I can;  from the places I have been gone, the laughter I shared with my family and friends, the pat on the back for a job well done or simply a tasteful coffee in the morning.

Everything is wonderful when we learn to appreciate what we have in the flash. It’s up to us how we are going to see the perfection of life in a period of its imperfections.

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CROSS (K-drama 2018)

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A man becomes a doctor that uses medical practices to kill in order to get revenge on the person who brutally murdered his father.

Honestly, I never expected anything exceptional in this drama. Nowadays,  the thought of going to deal with “revenge” story is a little bit of tedious. However, after watching some few episodes, I find the story well fast-paced and full of suspense with solid performances from the main characters and of course a villain that you would really like to hate.

Along with the unexpected side, the sense of hunger for revenge cracked the opportunities to reveal big secrets behind and torn between saving people while sacrificing instances. This drama deals how to bring justice, to forgive, to accept the things that cannot be redone, to be strong from painful experiences.

When people made you suffer and took away the important people in your life, how would you like to be at peace? Put them behind the bars while justice serves or slay them with your naked hands?

This drama will answer everything.

Verdict: 8/10

TURBULENCE IN HEART

I asked myself when this gonna stop

because sadness started to unravel, one thread at a time.

No matter how much I cried,

even after consoling my heart,

still, my longing wouldn’t fade it out.

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Just like the plane hit a lot of clouds during my flight,

going back to reality gives me the emotional turbulence

 I have never ever liked.

Missing home.

MOTHER (K-drama 2018)

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Hye Na, the young girl, is abused by her mother Ja Young. Although she is not okay, she tells other people she is alright. However, Soo Jin, a temporary teacher at Hye Na’s elementary school, becomes aware of her situation and impulsive decision to kidnap and become her mother.

“There are people who think that a woman becomes a mother only when she gives birth to a child. But A woman becomes a mother when she gives all of her to an existence smaller than her.”

Are you a good mom? how does it take to become a good one? Is it enough to call you a mom just after giving birth? Is your love enough to sustain and nurture your children’s emotions?

This drama is absolutely amazing, beautiful and brilliant. From episode one to the finale, it gives me a roller coaster of emotions. The message is for everyone to know about Child abuse and the aftermath. It really puts you into perspective.

Standing ovation for all the cast. Their acting is beyond amazing. What a breathtaking performances of their characters that will touch you down to your core. I like the twist and turns at every point and how I feel refresh after a good long cry.

A must watch drama. Verdict: 10/10

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“A long time ago, there was a baby rabbit that wanted to run away. “Mom, I’m going to run away.” When the baby rabbit said that, the mother rabbit said, “If you run away, I’ll come after you Because you are my cute child.” Then, the baby rabbit said.”Then, I’ll become a fish and swim away.” Then, the mother rabbit said, “If you become a fish, I’ll become a fisherman and Bam! I’ll catch you.”

REMEMBER ME

I just love this animated fantasy film. It’s very inspiring and it showed us a lot of things to remember.

First, the importance of family and how to love and treasure them while they are still with us. Yes, friends or other people come and go, but our family will always be – to support, understand and love us over and over.

It was also told us that it’s never too late to forgive.

Always seize the moment. When opportunity comes and knocks on your door, take that chance without hesitation. Time comes only once and it will never come back again.

Coco strummed a major chord with me through the song of remember me as I always travelled and away from my family. It made me cry.

Remember me

Though I have to say goodbye

Remember me

Don’t let it make you cry

For even if I’m far away I hold you in my heart

I sing a secret song to you each night we are apart.

Remember me

Though I have to travel far

Remember me

Each time you hear a sad guitar

Know that I’m with you the only way that I can be

Until you’re in my arms again

Remember me.

Verdict: 10/10

HWAYUGI -KOREAN ODYSSEY (2017-2018)

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A self-serving mythical creature’s bid for invincibility backfires when he finds himself at the mercy of a woman who can see otherworldly spirits. Son Oh Gong and King Woo Ma are in conflict with each other and they look for a true light in a dark world where evils exist everywhere. Adapted from the classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West,” but reinterprets the story into the present day and has romantic-fantasy twist.

This drama started with so much uniqueness because of the ravishing concept.  It has a mix of comedy, horror, love story and magic. The story is original and with a massive cast of actors gives a big plus in this drama. The actings are quite decent when it comes portraying their own characters. I like the two lead actors connection with each other, their presence highlighted the drama and the mix of seriousness and drolling are all well matched.

Korean Odyssey has the potential to be an ideal drama if the character of Seon-mihas emphasized lavishly but I feel dismayed. Her story seriously focuses on being in-love which became totally boring as the episodes pass.  They could have explored the mystery as what they have trying to fill and made her character more impressive to remember.

Don’t get me wrong, there are some pretty things about this show, it’s really hard not to watch but just like the rest, it has its own flaws. Despite, I truly enjoy the ride especially when it comes to feelings, friendship, decision making, sacrifices and a little twist of fate, this show is absolutely fantastic.

You better watch it.

Verdict: 9/10