Broken Hearted

This week was a bit difficult hearing about SangYooniOppa and Uee’s break up. I guess, because it shatters my idea of true love and forever. Maybe I am sad that things didn’t work out because I am projecting my own heartbreaks onto theirs — thinking the relationship could be saved. But my failed relationship is my own, and has nothing to do with theirs. I’ll survive.

UEE and Lee Sang Yoon at MAMA Red Carpet


So here’s something to look forward to though — TvN’s newest sports reality show strating February 3rd: “BuzzerBeater.” And here’s the clip with uri Lee Sang Yoon!


KBS Best Actor Award for Mini-Series (On the Way to the Airport)

This is the best way to greet Lee Sang Yoon fans worldwide a Happy New 2017 ❤ Congratulations!!! You truly deserve to win. Your fans must be just glad that you are once again acknowledged for your hard work and you love for craft. Congratulations, too for bagging TOP THREE Best Couple Award with #KangHaneul also for you portrayal as Seo Do-Woo and Choi Soo-A!!!



And here’s Kang Haneul’s acceptance speech for winning the KBS Best Actress Award (Overall) for her performance in On the Way to the Airport:

Things I Just Have to Do: Celebrate Seollal in Seoul ala-2Days and 1Night

So this is definitely off-theme but wouldn’t it be great to meet Lee Sang Yoon while celebrating Seollal in Seoul the way these members of  1박 2일 (1N2D)? Love that the episode featured must-see places in the heart of the capital. Lovin’ the ‘old-meets-new’ vibe so much probably because I am an old soul in a pretty old body. I just have to write about it so I can remember (see that’s how old I am) that this is something I want to do.

NOTE: Published on 2 Mar 2014 The members get together for a special outing in Seoul. It’s been a while since they’ve shot an episode in such a close location. Plus it’s on Seollal when most of the Seoul population go down to their hometowns for the national holiday. The members hunt for some memorable sites that have held their position in Seoul for the longest of time. Plus they have a special surprise when they return to base camp at KBS!

I remember one episode where Cha Tae Hyun was asked about his fave episode and he said this one because it made them travel back in time and cherish the memories they have of their families. For Kim Jun Hyuk, it was a picture of his parents when they were still dating in Myeong-Dong Cathedral. For Kim Jong Min, it was a photo of his dad a year before he was born standing at the same exact tree where he had pictures of him taken. For Taehyun, where he sat in Namsan was the same exact spot where his parents took their honeymoon photo. Here are the screenshots of the composite pictures prepared by the staff:

And yes, there’s a similar theme of sorts that the Season 1 members did around Seoul which, to date, is the program’s highest-rated episode. The places weren’t as interesting as Season 3’s but yeah it wouldn’t hurt if I can actually go to all the destinations featured on both episodes. Plus, maybe edit the video where Lee Seung Gi went with myself in it, hahah! Aiyah, the question now is when, oh, when?

Patjuk: 팥죽 (Red Bean Porridge)

So I’m watching Episode 9 of The Duo, and finally uri Lee Sang Yoon Oppa is on the screen. He meets with his uncle who has fallen from political grace due to his stupidity and greed.


What catches my eye is how he devoured his bowl of patjuk, and realized this is the same Korean dish that was eaten by Lee Sang Yoon’s mom’s character in On The Way To The Airport before she died — yes, the same one she requested from Kim Haneul. So there you go, twice featured in Lee Sang Yoon Filmography deserves a second look. So here’s a video of how to prep it. Hopefully I can make this for Christmas — the Lunar New Year is way too far to wait for 😀

And here’s the link for the complete recipe. Here’s to cooking Patjuk all for the love of Lee Sang Yoon!

비연 BiYeon: Theme from ‘The Duo’

Title: 비연 (Drama Ver.)
Artist: 고진영,정주희
구름발치 아라만치 닿을 수 없이 애 닳아서
짧은인생 흐 놀 다 다음생에 기약하오니

꽃보라가 흩날리는 봄이오면 만나려나 (소프라노 – 만나려나)
짧은인행 흐 놀 다 다음생에 온새미로 (아~ 흐놀다 다음생에 온새미로)


The clouds are out of reach.

I am pledged to the next life.

When the spring flowers come and the flowers come (Soprano – see you)

A short trip is a joy to the next life The joy to the next life (Oh ~

I’ll meet you.


Click here to listen and/or download the MP3 file.

I cried a couple of times after listening intently to this theme. Something in the melody was tugging my heart — not knowing much Korean, I felt it was giving me hope against hope. That no matter what, Love will overcome. I had to look for the sound track, and the lyrics to the pansoori. I shed more tears when I realized what the song meant. I thought I’d share it with you all here.


【LSY】ラジオ DJ代行

I have always loved his voice… Now there’s something to play to lull me to sleep and dream of Uri Sangyun Oppa ❤

Seo Young, My Daughter

So I just finished watching this epic Lee Bo Young and Lee Sang Yoon drama series — yes all 50 episodes of it in six days. I saved the link way back in December 2015 when I was well so much iinto Park Hye Jin while following ‘Cheese In The Trap.’ I must have watched at least half of the first episode but lost interest when I learned it was going to be 50 episodes. Funny how today felt more sad than happy because I could still use more of Kang Woo Jae and Lee Seo Young on-screen romance, the separation anxiety from this drama is killing me.

Flash Review: My Daughter Seo Young

I really wanted to make my own review of this epic drama series, after all I spent at least six sleepless nights to finish watching all 50 episodes. And I did not just fast-forwarded to Lee Sang Yoon parts — I actually enjoyed this series very much. I thought this gave me a breakthrough of sorts in really understanding Korean family values. I found a new respect for elders, and I so admire the younger generation for giving the elders their due. At the same time, the dilemma of Seo Young not telling the truth about her dad in pursuit of happiness in the embrace of the one she loves, plucked a chord in my heart. I was amazed at the skill the writer(s) had exposing the hearts and intents of each character without sacrificing entertainment value. The same skill the main writer flaunted when she wrote Second-Time Twenty Years Old reuniting her with our Lee Sang Yoon Oppa ❤

Well I chanced upon this review written around the time My Daughter Seo Young originally aired, I thought this blogger’s entry was pretty much what I would have wanted to write, so why reinvent the wheel. Read on…

The Fangirl Verdict

Y’know, there was a time when I literally wouldn’t have touched this show with a ten-foot pole. Seriously.

Partly, it was because the premise didn’t interest me all that much. Partly, it was also because at 50 episodes, My Daughter Seo Young was a big commitment, and I could think of many much more interesting places to spend those drama hours. Especially since I wasn’t all that interested in the premise. Mostly, though, it was because I didn’t care too much for Lee Bo Young as an actress (note the use of past tense!), and couldn’t see myself sitting through a long drama where she played the protagonist.

To think that I now have not only finished the entire show (50 whole episodes!), but would recommend it to other drama fans too. Wow, right?

So what made me pick this up again in recent months? Well, I’m gonna hafta say, it’s

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Of Jacarandas and Lee Sang Yoon


Welcome to me — a forty-something first-time blogger! I know I should have started much, much, much earlier. But hey better late than later, hahah! So this is really all about Lee Sang Yoon. Well it is also about how my heart got broken many years ago on the road to Zanzibar. Some dreams are not meant to happen. So much for unrequited love and repaying what the locusts have eaten in Joel 2. Today I’m just gonna be. Me.