15 October 2019

Asian Dramas I'm Watching & Loving!

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Since coming to the UK to visit my family I've found I've been missing Asian TV and have been switching off a lot of the western TV I used to enjoy in favour of Asian dramas and variety shows. I think with the cold weather I'm feeling here I needed something bright to watch and although Asian dramas can be quite dark and depressing they always seem to have an element of humour and optimism I can cling to which to me western TV seems to have lost. Also I feel like I need to keep listening to Korean and Thai while I'm in the UK for a while or I'm going to forget everything that I learned and it's a good way to keep myself immersed even when I'm on the other side of the world.

사이코메트리 그녀석
After losing his parents in a fire, Lee Ahn acquires the power of psychometry, the ability to read a person or an object's past through physical contact, and he decides to use it to take bad people down. While he does not know how to control his power yet, he meets Yoon Jae-in who tries her best to hide her painful secrets. Together with his foster guardian, prosecutor Kang Sung-mo, and the latter's colleague, investigator Eun Ji-soo, they team up to solve an elusive case that has been haunting the lives of Ahn, Sung-mo, and Jae-in. When I heard that Jinyoung from my favourite K-pop group GOT7, was the lead in this new drama I was so happy and after reading the plot I knew this would be a drama that I was going to love it's exactly the mix of drama, intrigue and the supernatural that I really enjoy in my KDramas. Jinyoung really exceeded my expectations and lead this drama so well, even if I didn't know who he was I would be really impressed with his acting skills and I really felt for Lee Ahn during those emotional scenes and also enjoyed the funny moments to. Shin Ye-eun, the female lead, was also amazing and I really enjoyed the chemistry the two had as the plot progressed. The drama starts of somewhat lighthearted but by the end of it really packs a punch to the gut so better prepare those tissues it's a great plot which I won't spoil to much but the way everything comes together is so heartbreaking and unexpected, definitely one of my favourite dramas so far this year!

로맨스는 별책부록
Kang Dan-I (Lee Na-Young) used to be a popular copywriter, but after taking a career break to look after her husband and daughter, she is now divorced, broke and unemployed. Despite her qualifications and experience she struggles to find a job but finally gets an entry level job at a publishing company by lying about her experienced background. Cha Eun-Ho (Lee Jong-Suk) is the chief editor at that publishing company and also her childhood friend but she has been hiding the reality of her situation from him, eventually she opens up to him about the truth of her situation and he helps her get back on her feet as they begin to realise their true feelings for each other. I really enjoyed this drama and empathised with Dan-I and her situation so much, I really loved her perseverance and she gave me a lot of hope for my own situation. Lee Jong-Suk is someone I've been a fan of since seeing W (one of my absolute fave dramas) and While You Were Sleeping and he was just as captivating in this drama. He enlisted just after wrapping up this drama so sadly it will be a long while until we see him again but I will await his return with much anticipation as his dramas are always one of my favourites to watch.

그녀의 사생활
Sung Deok-Mi works as a curator at an art gallery. She is a huge fan of idol group member Shi-An and secretly runs a fan website about him. After the current boss, Uhm So-hye gets investigated for embezzlement, Ryan Gold becomes the new Art Director of Cheum Museum of Art where Sung Deok-Mi works. After rumours broke out claiming Deok-mi and Shi-an are dating, Ryan suggests that he and Deok-mi pretend to date to ward off Shi-an's fans who threaten to harm her. However, Sindy, another fansite manager of Cha Shi-an, manages to land a job as an intern in the museum to prove that Ryan and Deok-mi are a fake couple, leaving both no choice but to continue the act even at work. Being a not-so-secret fangirl myself I just had to give it a watch after it was recommended to me multiple times by my fellow fangirls and O M G I relate to Sung Deok-mi so much!! We're both fangirls of the same age and our parents are exactly the same (my Mama with her knitting and my Dad is a Geophysicist so his life is pretty much rocks!) and also the struggles we go through to maintain our fangirl life and all those feelings, I adored this drama so much and watching it with my Mama I think she kinda understood my life a bit better. Also ... Ryan ... what a guy ... I honestly wish I could find a Ryan because despite his cold introduction he had a heart of gold and his whole storyline was so heartwarming. I just loved how adorable this whole drama was it was just so much fun and so cute to watch and all the characters were nice people which is rare to see in dramas, so if you're a fellow fangirl or not I totally recommend this drama the whole ending and how everything connected was done so well so give it a watch.

Han Bong-Gu becomes a temporary teacher after the homeroom teacher of 2nd grade 3 class at Yosan Private High School had an accident and is hospitalised. He is mysterious figure and although the teachers at the school know about him he is not on the teaching staff list. Han Bong-Gu arouses the desires of each students and their dreams become reality but not without some bizarre consequences. This mini-drama web series reminded me a little of the anime The Laughing Salesman and Hell Girl which I have enjoyed watching, each student is lured by the teacher into making their wishes come to but see that all may not be what it seems and their deals go sour. It was a quick watch and each episode is mostly self-contained and not really scary like you would expect from the title, I probably wouldn't really recommend this one unless you want something quick to watch but I did enjoy the concept of the series.

시크릿 메세지
Haruka is a Japanese woman trying to find the answer to what love is and Woo Hyun is a Korean man who is in pain from his first love but still wants to believe in true love. The story is about two people who speak different language, living with their own broken first love memories and finding love again with each other. Since T.O.P. was released from his military duty I've been wondering what he's going to do next so decided to revisit some of the dramas that he's acted in, which was actually my first introduction to him. This is such a sweet drama and I enjoyed the juxtaposition of Korea and Japan, a Korean man searching for love in Japan and a Japanese woman searching for love in Korea and them both coming together through translating messages to each other. Yoo In-na is also in this drama and plays a very sweet character. Each episode is only 10 - 20 minutes long so it's a quick watch and doesn't take long to get into, despite the length the characters are all presented very well and each play their roles perfectly, i really hope T.O.P. considers acting again in the future as he has such a natural talent for it. This is definitely a drama to watch after a break-up to give you a bit of hope that love is still out there.

What TV have you been watching lately?
Love & Lemon Tea

30 September 2019

Things That Make You Go Oooooo (September 2019)


September is over and next month will be my last month in the UK before I fly back home to Thailand. It's going to be a busy last month here as I'll be visiting London to see GOT7 perform for the first time here, I'll also be meeting with friends to say my goodbye before I leave. Honestly though I can't wait to go back to Thailand and visit some more cute cafes and be reunited with my cat who I have missed so much since I left. I hope everyone is doing well and remember to wrap up warm as the days are starting to get colder now.

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Love & Hugs

06 September 2019

'BTS' Idol Live Cafe - Show DC - Bangkok - Thailand

I have to admit when I came to Show DC mall in Bangkok to check out the K-pop cafes and Korean restaurants I had absolutely no idea that this BTS cafe AKA Idol Live Cafe existed so I had to share my discovery with my fellow K-pop fans should you happen to be travelling to Thailand anytime soon as I know a lot of you are ARMY and big fans of BTS.

The first thing you notice when you come to this cafe is the huge mural of BTS made out of Lego bricks which also house their signatures to. Had I not spotted these huge figures from across the mall I don't think I would have found this cafe, they also have the name of the songs written around the booth were you order drinks and food and a few standees of BTS and even the CEO outside the cafe.

I ordered myself an iced americano which was made fresh and tasted so good, it was also quite reasonably priced to, compared to other cafes this was one of the cheapest I've visited so even if you're not a K-pop fan and you're just looking for a good cup of coffee for a reasonable price it's a good place to visit. In addition to drinks they also have a selection of desserts that you can order to but as I had just eaten I decided to skip the desserts and just get a drink.

As you sit and enjoy your drinks and desserts a big projector screen plays not just BTS but a whole selection of K-pop music videos for you to enjoy, I even found a few new songs to add to my playlist whilst I was there as well as enjoying some classic songs and new releases.

The walls of the cafe are decorated with messages from fans from all around the world who have visited and you're welcome to leave your mark there to. Whilst reading all the messages that Army had left to BTS on the walls I noticed there were photos of the boys actually visiting the cafe and fans recreating the photos sitting in the same places they had sat, ordering the same food and drinks.

Show DC is easy to reach by public transport in Bangkok just get the MRT Phetchaburi and take Exit 1 where you will find a free shuttle bus with SHOW DC printed on the side which will take you to and from the mall at no added cost and the Idol Live Cafe is located on the 1st floor of the mall towards the right where all the food places are. It's a really cute cafe and a must visit for all BTS fans, I really enjoyed my time there and will definitely go back to try one of their desserts soon!

Are you a BTS fan? What cafes would you like to visit?
Love & Cookies

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31 August 2019

Things That Make You Go Oooooo (August 2019)

Happy First Day of Fall!

August is over and I'm another year older, I decided to celebrate this birthday by taking a short tip to Belfast to say a little goodbye to my favourite series Game of Thrones and it was such a great trip and I got the biggest most special surprise ever which if you follow me on Instagram you'll already know but don't worry I'll be sharing all my adventures in Westeros soon. I've only got a couple months left in the UK before I go back to Thailand so I'm spending as much time as I can with friends and family as I'm not sure when the next visit here will be, so if I'm a bit absent online that's why, I want to be more present in the few moments I have left with my friends and family here. I hope everyone had a great summer and enjoyed some time off to.

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What are you most excited for in September?
Love & Hugs

05 August 2019

Sileu Menstrual Cup - First Time Impressions & Review

Menstrual cups are something I have wanted to try out for a while but always been a little apprehensive about so when Sileu contacted me asking if I'd like to try out their Sileu Cup I saw this as the perfect opportunity to try one out for the first time and also share my experiences and hopefully encourage more people who have doubts to try one out to.

Sileu send me their Travel Pack which included cup, steriliser and case, I travel alot so this set is perfect for me to keep in my bag and take out to use whenever I need it. Before you use the menstrual cup you should clean and sterilise it, the foldable steriliser makes this easy as all you need to do is put in the cup fill it with water and microwave it for a few minutes then once dry it's ready for use. I decided to get a small size cup as it was my first size using one and I was a little worried about insertion and the fit but after my first time I found I had no difficulties and I didn't feel it at all, it was such a good fit it even passed the white underwear test and I had no leaks, something which I often get using tampons and pads. Emptying and cleaning it was no problem to even when I was out the house and had to use public toilets, I just made to to have some anti-bacterial handwash with me so I could sterilise my hands before touching the cup and wet wipes just incase. Although it varies per person depending on their flow I found I only needed to empty the cup no more than 3 times a day and it gave me no problems using when I sleep, sometimes I even forgot I was using one.

My first experience using Sileu menstrual cup was a very positive one and this is definitely my favourite over pads and tampons and a great way to reduce on the waste as this menstrual cup is reusable and with proper care will last up to 10 years! I will admit was nervous and apprehensive to try using one and very thankful for Sileu for this opportunity as it was exactly the push I needed to try one out and I'm so grateful I did as it's made that monthly visitor so much easier to manage, so I totally encourage everyone to try one out to especially if you're having doubts as you won't regret making that switch.

Have you used menstrual cup before? What are your experiences? 
Love & Roses

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