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SUNNY (K-movie 2011)


Here’s a sunny movie as the sunniest story of all time.

An infectious, sassy film about friendship with heart and humor. A survival of relationship that gives a nostalgic range of comfort and acceptance.

I truly enjoyed the show. It will make you laugh, cry and laugh again for merely two hours of the show.  It has a large cast of characters from both teens and adults, but they were able to distinguish, develop and elaborate each of them. All the cast are in the great form of their performances.

The script is flawlessly balanced, along with the strong visuals of colorful fashion, excellent pop songs and the switches between the past and present was amusingly taken.

A must watch movie that earned as one of the highest grossing films in South Korea.

Verdict: 10/10




I know one day, you will miss them.

You’re going to miss their deafening loudness and innocence hassles and the peak of their dirty shirts and countless toys.

You will miss them in your room while hanging out, watching you dress and crying out loud.

Soon you will miss them when they grow up and you get the break you want.

You will miss them needing you all the time because they’ll find comforts with friends or other people whom they liked.

You’re going to miss everything because when they own their freedom, you didn’t own their time.

So while still possible, enjoy their childhood and bear the hardship. Never say “hope you will grow up fast” because surely, one day, you will miss them, you will miss your little ones.





Someone proposed to me!

I don’t know why this kid suddenly grab the plastic flowers and kneel down in front of me. I was smiling and said yes, I do. I bet he was watching some TV drama and tend to imitate it. Ha-ha. He was so cute. I told him to kneel down for a while so I can take pictures for our cute memory and he listened.


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



There was a time when I was left on my own at work for 30 days and I need to do the job of others. Our company was facing a financial constraint at that time and there was no hope to hire someone new.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t able to resign because I was in my six months as newly hired and the possibility of visa problem might occur for the unfinished contract.

During those days was really hard for me. I felt like I have all the misfortune in life. I was expecting to carry all the duties without mistake, wasn’t allowed to get sick and most of the time I need to pretend that it was just all okay to avoid any problems or whatsoever was playing in my mind. The truth is, I hate it. I wished I could turn back the time and find some better atmosphere to work on.

But when you are in the situation where you can’t escape off or just got no balls to take the risk, you have only two options to choose;  to sink or swim.

I chose then to swim because I need to live. In order to live, I must endure. It was a tough job experience, but the lesson was very infectious.

Happy Labor day for all kinds of workers!


Sunday Memories



I don’t hang out with friends for fun.

We hang out because we are friends.

Laugh Out Loud

Life is better when we are laughing 🙂


Love Letter

My mom told me that one of her friends in their religious group has the spiritual gift of vision.  This friend had seen in her revelation that my son will always be chased and courted with girls, which is the opposite of our traditional way of dating.

When we heard it, my son gave me a wink and pleasant smile, while I was totally feeling uproar. Later, I was just smiling of the thoughts and forget it, whether it can be true or not, at least her vision serves as a look out. I really don’t mind if girls will like him or get crazy for him, but I am just nervous that he might fall to the wrong ones. Oops, sorry, just carried away.

Well, James got his first love letter when he was 13 years old. A girl handed it to my mother with a bracelet, asking her to give it to him as a gift. My mom was really laughing so hard that she became the messenger in an instant.

He didn’t reply to her letter and just ignored the gift too. He said, he doesn’t like her, he was turned off.  I know,  because he likes someone else 🙂


They are my childhood friends (except for the kids of course 🙂

I can still remember playing, fighting and being friends with them again. Those happy memories seem like it was just yesterday, but actually, it has been long years to count. To be honest, it was amazing that I have friends in my life for over 30 years, I am quite thankful for that. Though we just meet once in a year (because of my work),  we never missed any chances to be reunited when time is certain for all of us.

As the saying goes; Beautiful memories are like old friends. They may not always be on your mind, but they are forever in your heart.


When I was young

I never have the chance to play with dolls
Because we don’t have a lot of bucks
I played only jump rope and tags
I kicked the cans and laugh out loud.

When I got the job

And have enough cash
I bought these little dolls, one by one
Sometimes I played with them remembering my past
If I could just turn back, how wonderful it would last.

But I never regret what has been done
Even without the dolls, friends had come
There are always good memories to talk about
When we made and played only with the paper doll.

So my little pretty ones
You came late, but I got you now
You filled up my childhood wish
Thank you, I have some fun.


The Legend of the Blue Sea (K-drama)


Sometime during August 1598, newly appointed governor Dam Ryung (Lee Min-Ho) stays for a night at an inn run by Mr. Yang (Sung Dong-Il). During that evening, Mr. Yang shows Dam Ryung a captured mermaid named Sim Chung (Gianna Jun). Later that night, Dam Ryung releases her into the ocean and, before she swims away, Sim Chung reaches out her hand to Dam Ryung which he briefly holds.
In the present day, Joon-Jae (Lee Min-Ho) is a smooth-talking conman with magician like abilities. He works with Nam-Doo (Lee Hee-Joon) and Tae-O (Shin Won-Ho). For their next score, Joon-Jae impersonates a prosecutor and swindles a large amount of money from a wealthy suspect’s mother. Joon-Jae then travels abroad and stays at an oceanside resort. Meanwhile, Sim Chung is swept up in a tidal wave and washed ashore near the oceanside resort. She sees Joon-Jae.

This drama is like my comfort food; warm and familiar.

The legend of the blue sea managed to bring the characters into satisfying portrayal. The relationship of the two main leads stands out as the finest legend of sweetness and impressive fairytale.

Though we have Lee Min-Ho and Gianna Jun’s combined talent, the story writing has not become the perfect drama at all. It was predictable, and though there was an appearing of slight twist and turns, still there was no element of surprise. It was just so enjoyable and relaxing to watch, avoiding you not to be pestered with any inconsistencies that weighed down from numerous episodes.

The finale of the show seized with lots of emotions, apparently with goodbyes and reunions,  plus lots of love and kisses. They wrap-up all with perfections, giving everyone a happy and satisfying ending.

I’m pretty sure you will leave the screen with a big smile and a happy heart.

Verdict: 8/10



Annyeong-haseyo everyone!

Just have some fun wearing this HANBOK, a Korean tradional dress during JOSEON period. 

I love to watch Korean historical dramas which caused me interest of their classical and elegant attire. I was just wondering how could they even carry with such heavy dress gracefully.  I can’t move fast while wearing the hanbok, I was even sweating, but I truly enjoyed it. I feel like I was doing kdramas too! 

If Cats Disappeared from the World


A postman learns that he doesn’t have much time left to live due to a terminal illness. A devil then appears in front of him and offers to extend his life if he picks something in the world that will disappear.

You will get an extra day to live, but all the person you love along with their memories with you will vanish, how are you going to live without those?

The story of this movie discovers the postman’s connection to people in his life, through the things that has been eliminated by the devil. He wondered a lot if he disappeared from the world, who on earth would mourn for him? If cats disappeared from the world, how would the world change?

The cat signifies his relationship with his mother and it was the last course by the devil to disappear, will he agree on it?

I love this movie.  I cried quietly for how many times, maybe because I don’t want to perish with full of regrets.  Nevertheless, we are all going to die, let’s try to live every single day as if it is our last day.

A must see movie with strong performances by Takeru Satoh, Aoi Miyasaki and Mieko Harada.


Verdict: 10/10



Friendship Goal

It was a tiring day, but all worth it! 

If You Could Stay Like That

“I remember years ago, you were so little then.
Sometimes, I can’t help but wish,
that you were small again.”



I remember you,
Remember not
All the things you have done,
In an instant
In its purpose
It’s all in my mind.

I remember you,
Remember not
All the things you haven’t done,
Without hesitation
Without care
All out from my mind.

I remember you,
Remember not
Because of my fleeting heart
You are saved from this light.



In response to the Daily Post: FLEETING

Goodbye my first love

This is Jumbo.

Honestly, I am not super close to him.


After my father and his gang killed my dog “Aban”, you can’t imagine how I detached myself from the dogs. To be exact, I was traumatized hearing him whimpering, whining, barking loudly until I could no longer hear him sound. And there I saw him, dangled high with fire below him. He was slaughtered and cooked for MEAL.

This happened when there was still no animal protection and welfare in the Philippines way back year 1986.

See, it was hard for me to accept. Even now, I still feel sad every time I remember what happened to him. I can cry right now. I wish I was grown up at that time so that I could fight with my father, so that Aban will die in old age and can give him a nice funeral. What I do now, is to blame my father for his cruelness every time we talked about it, he always shown remorse and explain his side.

When I saw this only picture of me and Jumbo, suddenly I feel bad about him. Just like my father, I have been harsh to him. I never cuddle him, gave him a bath, comb his long hair, walked with him in the park. I just made him food and chase him in the street when he’s out, that’s all.

So now, I promised myself to be good to Jumbo. I will treat him right, and will love him too. It’s about time to say goodbye to my first love Aban.  I’ve been keeping your memories for thirty years, and finally I have to move on.


This is Jumbo looks now. My father took this picture.



The simplest gathering with family & relatives way back 2010.  I hope I can organize same kind next year 🙂

In responce: Photo Challenge: Gathering


Get a life on Christmas!

You can’t stop Christmas no matter what.

Though I am in this country that never celebrated this season, I still feel lonesome sometimes when December comes. But when I think about it, I am celebrating Christmas away from home for almost eight years now and every time this one day event ends, everything’s back to normal.

I don’t want to be phony, but when reality emanates, you just have to do the right thing! Hey, celebrates this occasion joyfully, the fuck if you miss your family, just call them, greet them, send them anything, the hell they would understand why you have to be glad rather than spending your Christmas lurks in one corner of your room. Get a life!

So starting today, I would let my heart feel at ease. I hope you can do the same.

Lets have a Merry Christmas!



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