Criminal Minds (Korean): Some thoughts

Police procedurals have always attracted me. I like the repetitions, the flow and the predictability. I’ve been a fan of Criminal Minds since way back because I am interested in profiling and mainly because I have a huge crush on Matthew Gray-Gubler.

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When the news came out that there will be a Korean remake, I was excited to see how they will pattern it to the culture without removing the essence of the show. I tried not to compare when I first watched but it’s really difficult. The first episode is almost a complete copy of the first case of the original. It would have been okay for me, however, the profiling felt a bit forced. It was as if they just picked technical terms and they just got lucky with finding their unsub. The process of breaking down the case got overlooked. I will admit that I watched it for Lee Joon-gi and not for the cases but even his hotness can’t cover up for what this show is lacking.

I am still contemplating on dropping it. LOL

Kita Kita : My Two Cents

A lot of good reviews have come out about “Kita Kita” – a romantic comedy film starring Alessandra De Rossi and Empoy Marquez and directed by Sigrid Bernardo.  The unlikely pairing of the actors is what made this initially attractive to curious viewers like me. With the tagline “ang love team na hindi mo inakala,” Lea and Tonyo are two unforgettable characters played well by Alex and Empoy.

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Set in the quaint Sapporo City in Japan, it was one delightful and heartwarming love story. Lea suffered temporary blindness when she discovered that her fiancé is cheating on her and her neighbor Tonyo befriended her. The friendship develops as they went around the beautiful places in Sapporo and eventually romance followed.

Though the movie ran for roughly one and a half hours, it felt even shorter. Perhaps because it was fun to watch given that there were many comedic moments though the latter half made us cry.  It was one bittersweet story and I would never be able to listen to “Two Less Lonely People” in the same way again. It would always remind me of Tonyo and Lea and how my heart ached at the sight of a blindfolded woman in picturesque destinations and of bananas and hearts dancing.

Random Muttering 7/16/2017: Busy as a Bee

The new school year is as busy as expected.

I am trying my best to juggle my time between preparing for my classes, tutoring to earn extra and pursuing my interests namely entertainment, literature, and crafting. However, it’s really difficult. I am not as young as I used to and my drive is not as intense as others.

As they say, you can’t have your cake and eat it too. It’s either I stay on the real world or my alternate reality. Right now, it’s the real world that needs me.

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          ​I was jolted awake at around 1 this morning by a panicked call on Facebook from my sister, a dealer at Resorts World Manila. Thinking that it was a terror attack, she checked  on us and her exact words were: “kumusta kayo? Ta&*^/ nagpuputukan dito. May isis!”

       Could anyone blame her for thinking that it was a terror attack? Hearing news about Marawi everyday, the situation in Syria and the attacks on Europe – that was the first thing that popped into her head. The gunman was only a few feet away from her, imagine the terror! 

      She was able to run to the nearest exit and the rest is not my story to tell. Thank God for Facebook because we were immediately informed that she was safe. 

        What I’m trying to say is believe what you want but do not trivialize the fear of people esp those WHO WERE ON THE SCENE. 

        She lost one of her friends by the way. Let us pray for those innocent lives. Now more than ever we need the protection of God against all kinds of evil.

When Anxieties Come

Anxiety is like a vice to me. I know it’s bad for me but I can’t seem to kick it out of my system. In the past, it has lead me to do things that I still regret to this day. 

But now I know that worries disappear when I know I can count on someone. And who is the best, strongest support I can hold on to but my creator?

Cooking Adventure: Pigs in a Blanket

We are expected to report back to work tomorrow and I still feel a wee bit lazy. I came across this recipe on my FB wall and I thought why not?! Going back to the kitchen and eating something comforting just might give me the push that I need.

Thanks to this recipe: http://riceype.blogspot.com/2017/03/pigs-in-blanket.html

I was able to enjoy these little piggies in a blanket.

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Random Muttering 5/31/2017: Just Like That…

Just like that, the summer is over. In a few days, I will be back to my hectic schedule and the usual humdrums of my ordinary boring life. I am actually okay with it because at least I know that I would be productive. Over the last month I realized how much time my cellphone games and useless daydreams eat up. I wasn’t able to binge watch anything new or write any rants or doodle anything because I was either glued to my phone or lying around waiting for it to charge.

There are tons of things I want to do like have another trip to the beach, catch up on Game of Thrones before the new season begins, clean up my desk in the faculty room, etc. However, they just end up like that – wants. None were accomplished, some not even started.  I can blame the smoldering heat or my hormones but in the end, blaming is useless as well. Putting blame on anything will not give me the motivation I need to start working, much less accomplish anything.

But still…

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