AGE DOESN’T MATTER

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This picture that I posted to my Facebook created a little discussion within our group. Well, my father also has spoken about my short-short. I'm in the middle with these two young and vibrant girls.  I think I am 15 years older than them, to be exact.

There are some people who are bitter enough to think that we should belong to a group based on our age, which I think is really nonsense. I believe, if you don’t have the list of friends that are older and younger than you, then you’ll be missing something good in this life.

Well, I have friends who are older and younger than me.  I have an oldie, but goodie and young, but lots of fun. Oldies are full of experiences and bring certain wisdom to me while the youngsters offer involvement in the current situations and create new ideas, plus, they will release your energy, bring you to life that you have almost forgotten.

So, I don't see any problems with this, having “all sorts of people" give me balance. I enjoyed being with them because I always have the liberty to learn something vast and new. I don't care if some people will criticize me that I am "trying"to be young, what the heck! Don't break the fun, yo!

And I'm proud of my age too because God gave me this long to live.  And to my basher, please don't think you are younger than me, I can still be able to wear my "short-short" than you.

I am 38 years old but young at heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOU ARE NOT EVERYONE’S CUP OF TEA

"The world is filled with people who, no matter what you do, no matter what you try, will simply not like you. But the world is also filled with those who will love you fiercely. The ones who you love you; they are your People.

Don't waste your finite time and heart trying to convince the people who aren't your people that you have value. They will miss it completely.  They won't buy what you are selling. Don't try to convince them to walk your path with you because you will only waste your time and your emotional good health.  You are not for them and they are not for you. You are not their cup of tea and they are not yours.

Politely wave them along and you move away as well. Seek to share your path with those who recognize and appreciate your gifts, who you are.

Be who you are.

You are not everyone's cup of tea and that is OK."

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FIGHT FOR MY WAY (K-drama 2017)

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Fight for my way is a kind of drama which you can totally relate. It has the story of our very own which we walked every day with struggles, failures, and achievement in our lives. It features, the chances to attain what has missed by giving up on our dreams and love. It's good to be true that after all, it's not too late to have what we want.

I like all the cast in this drama, it suits them all. The individual characters have their own stories to tell in their own limelight. What I like is their friendship bond, you'd wish you grew up with them too.

Overall, this drama is refreshing to watch. They were all cute and entertaining.

Verdict: 8/10

 

Main Cast:

Park Seo-joon as Ko Dong-man

Kim Ji-won as Choi Ae-raAhn Jae-hong as Kim Joo-man

Song Ha-yoon as Baek Seol-hee

 

BONDING WITH WIFI

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Want some a real friendship bonding?

Stay away from your mobiles. For once, let's talk about me, you and us.

Honestly, I really don't like talking to someone who is pretending to listen to me while being busy playing with their phones. I get insulted. It lost my interest. It annoys me. It wants me to leave.

Why we need to meet up, then all we have to do is just stick our noses on the phone and taking pictures with sentimental captions like "happy to see them"? If you want to bond, let us enjoy the moment without thinking what is happening in the social media world. Don't ask the wifi password, challenge yourself.

If we can't do that, then shame on you, on me and on us. Let's stop this concealment and move on to our different lives.

I'm not happy to see you all  lost the essesnce of face-to-face interactions.

 

 

 

 

Talk soon, Extroverted Friend

I am overwhelmed by the unexpected openness from your letter. Though we never talked about it for a long time, I can imagine the courage you must have to put to let me know what is really going on inside of you, the things that I have never even pick a glimpse before. I couldn’t agree more that you are good at hiding everything. Sometimes, I confused you of being secretive or introvert.  I thought if I started to be open to you, you would follow my lead, but then I was wrong. My beliefs lead me to sadness.

When we’re still together before, I was really confused and asking myself what was really going on between us. I believed that you should be a man to stand for a relationship, but then, you weren’t able to do it. The truth is,  it doesn’t change me the way I believe in you from the first time we have met because I know you are still a good man, the good person I have known and a good friend to me when I needed you most . I have loved you for that.

I know what you are feeling before, your struggles of wanting to share something with me but left unspoken. At times, I really don’t comprehend what you are trying to tell, but still, I listened because I know that was all you need, someone who won’t judge you.

I firmly believe that there’s nothing wrong with you. You are still a person, that is you and nobody can change it. As long as you know who you are, it makes sense, there’s no problem about that. People can understand and accept you, but first, you must also do it for yourself, then everything will be fine. I want you to know, that I have accepted you of who you are,  it might not enough for you to realize before, but it was the truth.

Old memories are good to be cherished. Whatever you have experienced in your younger years just make it sure it won’t affect your entire life. Make up for your mom, start telling her the lightest things happening to you and you will just notice you’ll become closer to her again. She’ll be happy more than anyone in this world.

This must be tough for you, but please try to reach out to others. You can do it. We will never be friends if you didn’t make known yourself to me, right? if someone will invite you out, go, have fun, never sit in your dark room, and please stop drinking pineapple juice when you are out with the boys, they might think you’re weird. Order a beer, eat peanuts and get drunk till your head hurts. (I’m pretty sure you never tried this one)

I hope you are no longer feeling the blues now. Maybe some days it will come again, but at least you learned to sort it out. If things still difficult for you, please send me a letter, again and again, write everything you need to express. Don’t bother about what will come to my reaction, you know me, I don’t give a damn. Just write and write until the keyboard will surrender.  And please, don’t even think of dying again, I have already two friends died, I don’t want to mourn again.

Please do remember, that you are a good person, you never hurt anyone willfully, but please don’t hurt yourself too. You can still trust me, after all, we’ve been together for how many years as friends, more than friends, we broke up, still friends, went to our separate ways, we patch up and talked again. If you are not worthy and if you are not good enough, do you think we still have a conversation like this?

Smile and think of all the good things in life.

Take care,

Extroverted Friend

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PREVIOUS Yours, Introverted Friend

Yours, Introverted Friend

This is the first time I decided to write my feelings or what my self-wanted to express most. It’s not new to me to hide all things by myself, my sufferings, emotions, I had the difficulty of expressing them. I don’t know how to construct words, making a good story for me to be understood. I’m just a little of introvert if not, a very introvert person.

I know all my stories, but having trouble dealing with them and to how to express in the easiest way it could be for me.  I tried to get out of my shell, but sometimes things just happened that made me go back from where I have been. I got carried away from this absurd character and I’m afraid not being understood at all.

Sometimes, think I’ve become an alien. I hope this is just a manifestation of me, probably the funniest part of me that you would like.

You know, I’m just a kind of a persistent man, don’t know when and how to give up. If I find some little possibility I just can’t seem to stop until I get there. I think I just need to be told, that’s not all the time, the world will side with me. I also hate being left dangling, floating and not knowing when to land.

Lately, for the past many months, I’m so down.  I know I’m giving myself a very hard time. It’s like punishing myself for things that I don’t know what to do as a reward. I just wanted to quit everything, my work, my life.

I guess I got this difficulty since my childhood were other children used to bully me and called me a brat. Since then I have developed myself not to tell my mother of the pains that I get thru. I always eat the sting by myself, and not letting anyone share it because I am greedy for my own agony. It was easy for me to swear more than I could ever sweat.

When I was assigned to work in a new place, I was very lonely. All I could see are just the four corners of the room. There’s no sky nor other people. I could barely see the sun if I won’t get down on the 23rd floor. It’s like I’ve been imprisoned for 6 months. I know, it was nobody’s mistake, blame on me because I didn’t try to see the world. I was so used to sit in the dark corners of my own world.

You should know, there are only a few people where I can confide with, even though I wanted to. Whenever I find myself trying to start, it feels like I’m going to end my story nearly. The thing is, I just wanted to find myself cause I’m lost track already.  And I am telling you this because you are one of those very few I could trust.

Yours,

Introverted Friend

 

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Next: Reply from an extroverted friend.

 

TTYL

It’s a beautiful thing to experience when someone is genuinely said something which you really needed to hear.

Never forget to thank them for that.

 

 

MAN TO MAN (K-drama 2017)

5bsajinjaryo5d_maentumaenman_x_man_poseuteo_0I would admit I watched this drama because of Park Hae Jin.  I really like his cold, mysterious, and poker face in all sort of his dramas. Well, in real life, this kind of personality always caught my attention. I find it challenging to deal with them.

Back to the story, this show is all about a ghost agent who is skilled enough to do undercover works in any aspects of his missions.  One of his current tasks is to disguise as a bodyguard to one of the most popular actor Yeo Woon-Gwang (Park Sung-Woong).  Despite his purpose, he was able to experience a warm relationship with him and the rest of the gangs which will become his strength and weakness.

For 16 episodes, you will enjoy the different elements of the story, despite discovering some hiccups along the way, the show could keep you on edge. A parcel of actions, tactics, humor and a no chemistry love affair will surely give you a chunk of interest and admiration.

Verdict: 8/10

 

CHICAGO TYPEWRITER (K-drama-2017)

 

From the moment I saw the trailer in this drama, I know I would love it.

The story is all about three friends who lived under Japanese rule in the 1930’s as young revolutionaries and they reincarnated to infuse in the present times. As they put all their memories from pieces to pieces, it unfolds the beautiful story of happiness and sadness of love, patriotism, and comradeship.

Chicago typewriter is excellently written and amazingly executed by all the actors.  Yoo Ah-in has again flourished in creating another life character, you will definitely love him from past 87 years.

Until the last episode of the show, it was still beautiful.  So many scenes that were so poignant, delicate and heart-wrenching. Be ready for the arrow to hit your heart, and while you are mending your broken heart, listen to their original sound track.

Enjoy!

Verdict: 10/10

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THE CLASSIC.

The Classic was just beautiful. 

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Timeless and Universal.

The beautiful scenery of the Korean countryside along with the nostalgic and poignant mood brought the film into very classical and portrays kinds of emotional appeals.

A beautiful journey from the past;  about first love memorable moments, friendship, sacrifices, and fate.

The modern tale which brings the story together.

The fair share of laughter and tears.  

The character chemistry and acting execution are terrific.

The plot is simple, but it connects itself to your memory.

A movie that should be watched, it will bawl your eyes out at the end.

Verdict: 9/10

PS PARTNER (K-movie)

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Yoon-Jung (Kim A-Joong) accidentally calls a stranger, instead of her boyfriend, and has phone sex with the unknown man. When Yoon-Jung’s relationship with her boyfriend turns sour, Yoon-Jung meets Hyun-Seung (Ji Sung), the stranger she had phone sex with.

I never expected another daring, naughty adults romantic comedy from Korean movie (after Sex is Zero and Frozen flowers).  PS partner is a sexy comedy loaded with great humor, steamy kisses and bed scenes and gray color conversations.

No worries, the plot has a good balance of romance and comedy. You will never get bored because this movie offers something new plus with great casting.

Enjoy!

Verdict: 9/10

SUCK IT UP!

Since I don’t like to tell you personally what I really think about you today, I am just going to write you a letter in case you can pass this side. I cannot drop these words in front of you because I don’t like to create a wall between us, not this time. I am afraid you might not accept whatever I would say to you. So let me do this just to help the annoyance out of my system.

I hate the way you talk. Your voice sounds like thunder and I hate thunder.

I don’t like the way you interpreted things. You have always seen it in a very wrong direction. You don’t know how to infer it to positivity.

Please stop talking bad about other people. Personally, I don’t know them so I’m not really interested.

Kindly appreciate life. You have your husband and your daughter with you. You’ve got a job, you have a salary to pay your debt, your health is good, you ate more than three times a day and you are still breathing. Your problem is not that great compared to those people who had nothing of everything. So, please be thankful.

I know you are still a good person that is why I cannot tell you all this because I don’t want you to give additional burden and bad feelings. I am honestly listening to your woes and my bits of advice are genuine. But same as you, I have my bad days too. I just need you to shut up for a while, deal your own issues and give me some break.

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COLORLESS

Unspoken words.. hidden feelings will lead you to a life of loneliness and isolation. Better call someone at 3:00 am and tell what you have to tell, otherwise, keep it as remembrance of your selfishness, suck it, until you will realize that nothing is worse than regret.

You must not be afraid; you are not colorless. In the eyes of others, for me, from people who truly care for you, maybe you are an empty vessel, but who cares? you are a beautiful one.

Thank you Tsukuru Tazaki for taking me into your vessel. I swam with you across the freezing sea at night. Now, I think I need to grab a beer and rethink again of my life.

Verdict: 10/10

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REAL WORLD

It’s the first thing I always say at our new employee training seminars. I gaze around the room, pick one person, and have him stand up. And this is what I say: I have some good news for you and some bad news. The bad news first. We’re going to have to rip off either your fingernails or your toenails with pliers. I’m sorry, but it’s already decided. It can’t be changed.

I pull out a huge, scary pair of pliers from my briefcase and show them to everybody. Slowly, making sure everybody gets a good look. And then I say: Here’s the good news. You have the freedom to choose which it’s going to be—your fingernails, or your toenails. So, which will it be? You have ten seconds to make up your mind. If you’re unable to decide, we’ll rip off both your fingernails and your toenails.

I start the count.

At about eight seconds most people say, ‘The toes.’ Okay, I say, toenails it is. I’ll use these pliers to rip them off. But before I do, I’d like you to tell me something. Why did you choose your toes and not your fingers? The person usually says, ‘I don’t know. I think they probably hurt the same. But since I had to choose one, I went with the toes.’

I turn to him and warmly applaud him. And I say, Welcome to the real world.”

― Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

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CHIEF KIM (K-drama)

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Chief Kim is not perfect and not spotless.

Though this drama isn’t my preferred genre, I have never been doubtful because I believed that Namgung Min can manage to cover the 20 episodes with his flawless skill. And I wasn’t wrong at all.

The plot was well written and developed. Nothing is draggy. Every character has been established to change and able to emphasize each charm and appeal. There was no boring moment with Chief Kim, the book was full of joyful, funny, with a little action, bromance that you will enjoy and some emotional phases. They give emphasis on how to be optimistic when facing a dilemma in your workplace and personal matter.

What I like about this drama is the lesson on how to become a decent person against the evil domination arises everywhere even in our own workplace. It has shown that we can always turn back no matter how far we have gone. It is not a weakness to correct your mistake and liberate yourself to change.

A must see drama for a second chance at life.

Verdict: 9/10

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Kim Sung-Ryong (Namgung Min) used to manage money for gangs, but by an accidental opportunity, he begins to works as the chief of an accounting department for TQ Company. He struggles to save the decaying TC Company, fighting against corruption and irrationality in the company.

 

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