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Reflections of a Filipino visual artist

Last month, I got a rare invitation from an award-winning Filipino realist painter to view his masterpieces right inside his home. It was an opportunity I dare not miss; after all, it’s not every day I get to know somebody who is a staple in the visual art scene. I am no art connoisseur but… Continue reading Reflections of a Filipino visual artist

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Korean dramas I watched last year (2011)

Cute, cheesy, and crazy… Yes, that’s how I remember these Korean dramas I’ve watched last year. I hope anyone reading this would agree with me.  I’ve enumerated some of them.   Spy Myungwol aired by KBS was a hit for me. Starring Han Ye Seul as the beautiful, kick-ass North Korean spy, she had a… Continue reading Korean dramas I watched last year (2011)

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Looking ahead versus looking back

NEW YEAR–New beginnings, new hope. Time surely pass by so fast. If time is tangible I would have hoped it has strings that I can pull so I can hold on to a memory which I cherish and or loosen my grip on a memory  that I’d choose to let go. Some years back, that’s… Continue reading Looking ahead versus looking back

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Autumn in Seoul [Part 5: A peek into Seoul’s famed theme parks]

Speaking of theme parks, I nearly forgot that in my recent travel to Seoul, I had the privilege to stumble upon two popular amusement centers while here. Though I’m blogging this a bit late, I want to make a recollection of my experiences here before the year 2011 ends. This is because after all I… Continue reading Autumn in Seoul [Part 5: A peek into Seoul’s famed theme parks]

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Drama Review: Learning from the Baker King

One of the most memorable Korean drama that I’ve watched was Baker King. When it was aired on a late night slot by GMA-7 late last year, I was really captivated. I don’t know what made this K-drama so freaking addicting. It might have been because I’m into baking and love breads…I don’t know. But… Continue reading Drama Review: Learning from the Baker King

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All Hail Queen Seon Deok! (A belated review on QSD)

I know…I know, this review is already really late, but there’s something so addicting in this Korean saeguk (historical) drama that I just feel like I can’t get enough of it. As I mentioned in my previous blog, my interest in watching Korean dramas started with QSD. When this drama started airing on GMA-7 (Philippine TV)… Continue reading All Hail Queen Seon Deok! (A belated review on QSD)

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Musings: How Queen Seon Deok started it all

I wasn’t into any Korean dramas before, but when GMA-7 started running QSD, a Korean saeguk drama on the life of the first female ruler in old Korea’s Silla Kingdom, I was hooked. There was so much discussion going on especially in the Internet plus the fact most of my friends and acquaintances had been talking about… Continue reading Musings: How Queen Seon Deok started it all

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Musings: on 49 Days (a.k.a. Pure Love)

Just the other day, one of my friends, fellow blogger Angie Chui, mentioned my name on Facebook when she found out that Pure Love—the Korean late night drama aired in ABS-CBN is SBS’s 49 Days. I’m not surprised though given the tendency of most Korean production units to change titles and oftentimes funny ones at… Continue reading Musings: on 49 Days (a.k.a. Pure Love)