Posted in Journal, Music

But in the end…

Whether or not you’re a Linkin Park fan, i’m sure you’ve heard of the heartbreaking news about the band’s vocalist, Chester Bennington. Of all the celebrity deaths i’ve read hitherto, this is probably the first one that hit me the hardest, mainly because Linkin Park played quite a big part in my teenage years. I listened to their music growing up and related to their lyrics a lot. Continue reading “But in the end…”

Posted in Foodie

ARIRANG Extra Hot Fried Noodle: sepedas SAMYANG?

Sejak Samyang meledak di media sosial sekitar 3 tahun yg lalu dan aku sudah merasakan sendiri sensasinya, perburuanku akan mie instan super pedas dimulai. Beberapa di antaranya pernah kuulas di sini, dan yg seperti kutulis di sana, aku penasaran aja kenapa cuma Samyang yg heboh banget. Masa ga ada merek lain yg bisa menyaingi si Hot Chicken Ramen?

Dua setengah tahun sejak perburuan dimulai, akhirnya aku bisa berhenti mencari. Continue reading “ARIRANG Extra Hot Fried Noodle: sepedas SAMYANG?”

Posted in Commentary, Drama Series

Rebel–Thief Who Stole the People: on episode 21~30, final thoughts

I’m really getting worse and worse about ‘final thoughts’ post on dramas i don’t cover regularly. The same goes for ‘series review’. Once i put off started writing shortly after watching the finale, i’d keep procrastinating until God knows how long that chances are i’m dropping it altogether in the end. Or i’ll feel compelled to finish what i started…long after i finished the show. Like Moonlight, i finally work on my closing post on Rebel two months after it ended. Continue reading “Rebel–Thief Who Stole the People: on episode 21~30, final thoughts”

Posted in Commentary, Drama Series

Boku, Unmei no Hito desu: final thoughts

“Marriage is when, even after 50 years, you wake up in the morning and still think the person next to you is good. It’s a tough job.”

In romance or rom-com, it’s almost 100% guaranteed that the two on the poster are the OTP and thus will end up together. Likewise, in Boku Unmei, whether or not Makoto and Haruko will have a happy ending is a no-brainer. Moreover, we can be 100% sure that they’ll get married in the end. God says they’re fated partners after all! And the world needs their kid! Continue reading “Boku, Unmei no Hito desu: final thoughts”

Posted in Commentary, TV Program

Ohno on THE Yakai

Arashi is a group of five; i like each of them individually but i love them together. My next favorite thing is probably seeing them as pairs, regardless of the combination. Besides the two regular TV programs done by all five, there are a number of shows they host as individuals. That’s why even though i may not watch or follow those solo shows regularly, i’ll never miss the episode visited by another member. Continue reading “Ohno on THE Yakai”

Posted in Commentary, Drama Series

Reverse: on episode 9~10, final thoughts

“Coffee drips down a drop at a time. The first drop is the most delicious and deep. The last drop is the most bitter. You must never put the last drop in.”

This narration opens episode 10, and going by the analogy, we have come to the final part of story. Let’s see if the last drop is indeed the bitterest. Continue reading “Reverse: on episode 9~10, final thoughts”

Posted in Commentary, Drama Series

Fight for My Way: on episode 7~10

“We were always short on time. We wake up earlier than anyone and we sleep later, but we never had enough time. We lived harder than anyone, but our resumes don’t show a thing. They seem to be everything of our history. It makes me mad and upset.”

Gahh, how i love this drama’s slice of life parts — the pangs are so spot-on. How i wish Show would focus more on this element instead of the ridiculous rivalry and annoying love interests. Unfortunately, that’s what we’re getting, and that’s where the story is going. Continue reading “Fight for My Way: on episode 7~10”

Posted in Music, Review

Are You Happy? Start!

💜 Are you ready?
💚 Are you having fun?
💙 Are you hungry?
❤ Are you Arashians?
💛 Are you happy?

My answer was a resounding “Yes!” to all of the above. Yes, including ‘hungry’ too, since i prefer to watch concert DVDs/Blu-rays in the evening, so by the time these questions were asked after the first three songs, my stomach could take in some late-night snacks. Haha. Continue reading “Are You Happy? Start!”

Posted in Commentary, Drama Series

Reverse: on episode 7~8

“I always had a premonition that some day, the worst situation would happen. Even though we should have been prepared for retribution to hit us, the truth that was finally revealed was far too cruel.”

I should’ve seen the signs. I should’ve learned by now that in mystery dramas, the least likely one, the least suspicious one, the closest one to the characters… is the culprit. Continue reading “Reverse: on episode 7~8”