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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Moon River Episode 15-16 Recap

Moon River Episode 15
Determined to "court" Xiao Xi properly, Liu Bing shocks everyone (Xiao Xi included) when he starts making breakfast for her personally and even sets up a romantic lunch right in the school dinning room for her.

Hao Nan complains to Jian Che that Liu Bing is only doing all these things to anger Sha Xing but Jian Che simply replies "Who is really Sha Xing's boyfriend here? Liu Bing is not doing this for Sha Xing, he is doing it all for Xiao Xi." Sometimes I wonder if Sha Xing would have a easier time transferring her affection to Hao Nan if he would start acting more like her boyfriend. But then what is the guy suppose to do when Sha Xing is OBVIOUSLY still in love with his best friend? 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Moon River Episode 13-14 Recap

6:21 PM Posted by ninja , 2 comments
Moon River Episode 13 Recap
All of Xiao Xi's friends and family are wondering which of the two good looking boys she brought home is the one she likes. Even Daddy Ming is curious enough to ask Xiao Xi who exactly does she like. Unfortunately, Xiao Xi herself has no answer, especially since she can't ignore the fact that she already know Sha Xing and Hao Xue's feeling toward the two boys. 

Waking up in a rather disgruntled mood after their night of binge drinking, Liu Bing ignores Jian Che's persistent questioning of "What does Xiao Xi mean to you?"  

Monday, September 28, 2015

When I See You Again Episode 18 Recap

When I See You Again Episode 18 Recap
Unfazed by You Qian's confrontation, Yan Ze freely admits his personal agenda in isolating President Zhou and talking her into telling An Xi the truth. Stunned by the amount of information she was able to gather from You Qian and Yan Ze's conversation, Yong Qing asks Yan Ze in pain "I thought you were my brother?" Replying with a sneer in his voice, Yan Ze tells Yong Qing "I guess it's not too late for a princess like you to learn a lesson." 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday Drama Round Up #48

1:36 PM Posted by ninja 2 comments
She Was Pretty (K-Drama)
I think this show is one of those rare dramas where I actually would be okay if the heroine ends up with either of the male leads. I am only caught up to Ep.3 and so far the show is a bit predicable but still interesting enough to keep my attention. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Lee Si Yong Retires From Boxing

4:31 PM Posted by ninja 1 comment
I was sad to hear the news that Lee Si Young has officially retired from professional boxing due to a habitual shoulder dislocation condition.

Lee Si Yong had started her love affair with boxing since 2009, thanks to a TV drama she was preparing for. The TV drama didn't worked out, but Lee Si Young gained a new passion for boxing.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Moon River Episode 11-12 Recap

5:38 PM Posted by ninja , 6 comments
Moon River Episode 9-10 Recap: HERE
Moon River Episode 11 Recap
Completely unaware that Liu Bing has prepared a candle light dinner for her, Xiao Xi accepts Jian Che's invitation to eat together at a very refined restaurant. Looking at a stammering Xiao Xi who is flustered by his question of "Xiao Xi, are you a couple with Liu Bing?", Jian Che smiles and asks again "The answer is not necessarily no, right?" More confused than ever, Xiao Xi can only mutter "I don't know..." Giving Xiao Xi his usual patient smile, Jian Che mutters in his mind "It's okay Xiao Xi. You don't have to answer." Hmm... you don't have to answer because you are going to be mine either way? Or you don't have to answer because I wasn't interested anyway?! 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Moon River Episode 9-10 Recap

6:10 PM Posted by ninja , 2 comments
Moon River Episode 9
Thoughtful as he watches Xiao Xi interacting with the orphanage kids, Liu Bing couldn't help but feel a similarity between himself and the defensive orphanage kids since after his mother suicide he was essentially an orphan as well. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

When I See You Again Episode 17 Recap

When I See You Again Episode 17 Recap
Dazed by the news that she has 3rd stage breast cancer, President Zhou shows up at An Xi's B&B and ends up staying in her daughter's bedroom. With shaking hands, President Zhou looks at all the presidents An Xi had bought for her since she was little and wonders maybe she should've chose love over a career like You Qian is doing. Shaking her self doubt off, President Zhou assures herself that she doesn't regret her past choices.

You Qian shows up at the village again to meet with Jiang Hai Kuo to inform him that the reason Yan Ze had bought his land was to turn the village into a chemical dumping ground. Despite being angry at You Qian for "stealing" his precious An Xi away, Jiang Hai Kuo couldn't ignore You Qian's words and meets with Yan Ze to demand that he sells the land back to him. Taunting Jiang Hai Kuo with the fact that the land deal is already done, Yan Ze laughs when Jiang Hai Kuo threatens him.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Ninja Drool #27 Naengyeon Noodle

8:00 AM Posted by ninja No comments
 
I came cross Naengyeon Noodle Soup package in my local Korean store and was curious enough to give it a try. My experience with cold noodles has been pretty limited so I was both a bit apprehensive and excited to try this. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday Drama Round Up #47

1:18 PM Posted by ninja 1 comment
 When I See You Again (T-Drama)
Is it bad that I am more interested in the "villain's" romance than the hero's? The romance between the two leads are actually still pretty cute... but I guess seeing a bad boy falling under the spell of a good girl is just my thing. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

All About My Mom Episode 7-10 Summary

7:44 PM Posted by ninja , No comments
All About My Mom Episode 7-10 Summary
Concerned to see a despondent Jin Ae (heroine) sobbing over being accused of selling company secrets, Hoon Jae volunteers himself to start helping Jin Ae to catch the real culprit. Thanks to a lucky break, Hoon Jae and Jin Ae was eventually able to figure out that her team leader was the one that framed her. Her anger dissipating once she finds out that her team leader betrayed the company in order to get money to pay for his wife's hospital bills, Jin Ae decides to give the man time to turn himself in. Fortunately, Jin Ae's act of sympathy didn't back fire on her and her team leader confesses his crime on his own. 

President Hwang (hero's mom) accidentally sees her precious son eating Ramen in the car with a mystery girl and starts suspecting that maybe Hoon Jae is dating without telling her. The car was foggy so President Hwang couldn't see Jin Ae's face. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Moon River Episode 5-6 Recap

6:16 PM Posted by ninja , 3 comments
Moon River Episode 5
Unable to just stand by while Liu Bing is about to get beaten to a pulp by bunch of thugs, Xiao Xi saves our hero with her awesome fighting skills. Settled with a completely drunk Liu Bing, Xiao Xi has no choice but to drag him back to her house. Ignoring Xiao Xi's vehement protests, Liu Bing climbs into her bed and makes himself comfortable there.

Monday, September 14, 2015

When I See You Again Episode 16 Recap

8:55 PM Posted by ninja No comments
When I See You Again Episode 16 Recap
Parked right outside of the B&B, Yan Ze frowns when he follows Ya En all the way to the village's wishing tree and sees Ya En hopelessly jumping for her wishing note that has his own name on it. Yelling at Ya En for foolishly risking her health in the pouring rain just over a silly love tree legend, Yan Ze looks at a stunned Ya En with an exasperated expression.

I thought for sure the writer would keep this part until the very end, but they are actually giving us the good part in the very beginning! 

Before Ya En could recover from having Yan Ze showing up out of nowhere to yell at her, the poor (lucky) girl gets the biggest shock of her life when Yan Ze pulls her in for a kiss.
Sitting in the car with Yan Ze, Ya En couldn't help but smile with happiness especially when Yan Ze voluntarily holds her hand when he notices her shyly inching her hand towards his. However, Ya En's bubble of happiness is soon burst when Yan Ze warns her again that he still has no intention of dating her and tells her to leave. In a show of bravery, Ya En tries to assure Yan Ze that she doesn't need him to be faithful to her but she can be happy as long as she gets to see him. After a short pause, Yan Ze still pushes Ya En out of the car.
Not giving up on You Qian, Yong Qing shows up at the house to tell An Xi that since she can only be an obstacle in You Qian's life than An Xi should just leave You Qian on her own. Grandpa Xia overhears Yong Qing and An Xi's conversation and is furious when he realizes that An Xi is the very girl that hurt his grandson so badly in the past.

You Qian comes home from work to find a very angry Grandpa Xia blaming An Xi for being the reason he lost his precious home. Following Grandpa Xia to his room, You Qian tells his grandpa about how hard An Xi worked to preserve their home and the guilt she had carried all these years. Admitting that he knows very well that An Xi is sincere in her kindness towards him, Grandpa Xia falls silents when You Qian pleas with him to forgive An Xi.
An Xi meets with Yong Qing who orders her to leave You Qian again. Both girls are surprised when Grandpa Xia shows up to tell An Xi that the best way she can compensate for her past mistake is to stay by You Qian forever. Yong Qing storms off after being told by Grandpa Xia that she is just wasting energy since You Qian would never like someone like her. I am starting to feel a little bad for Yong Qing but I don't think she actually loves You Qian though. She probably is just desperate to hold onto You Qian to prove that she can be loved by someone. 
Realizing that she really was just a pawn, Yan Ze's "girlfriend" confesses to You Qian about Yan Ze's betrayal of President Zhou and his plan to jump ship to another company.

You Qian tries to get Yan Ze to come clean with President Zhou but Yan Ze threatens to tell An Xi the ugly truth about her own mother if You Qian refuses to keep mum about his betrayal.

Caught between his loyalty to President Zhou and his desire to protect An Xi from knowing she has been abandoned by her mother the second time, You Qian can only sought comfort in An Xi's arms as he struggles with the hard decision he is about to make.
Grandpa Xia talks our two leads into going out on a date but An Xi's friends all the sudden shows up at the door for a surprise visit. Following An Xi and You Qian all the way to an amusement park, An Xi's friends even disguise themselves as the amusement mascots in order to add some fun to the couple's date.
Assured with her own eyes that An Xi is truly happy with You Qian, Mei Wen (An Xi's friend who is like a mom to her) is busily joking with everyone when she all the sudden spots her long lost boyfriend.

Turns out, ten years ago Mei Wen had a boyfriend who was ready to leave the country in order to be with her (because his family was opposed to him marrying Mei Wen) but when Mei Wen never shown up at the airport, the boyfriend left on the plane on his own. Reunited again, Mei Wen's boyfriend tells her that he still loves her and wants to be with her but Mei Wen tells him that she needs some time to think over his proposal. Hmm... looks like An Xi is not going to be the only one to get a happy ending. 
Noticing Ya En waiting for him outside of his company, Yan Ze makes an valiant effort to keep up his playboy image by going off with two female co-workers. When the two co-workers point out that there is obviously a girl following them, Yan Ze sends the two women to lunch by themselves and turns around to confronts Ya En.

Yan Ze yells, "When a guy keeps telling you to stay away then he really means it!" Unfazed by Yan Ze's words, Ya En stops Yan Ze from leaving and asks him if something is bothering him since he has never gotten angry with her in the past. 
Frustrated with Ya En, Yan Ze drags her to a nearby hotel and challenges her to go in if she really was willing to do anything to make him happy. After a stunned silence, Ya En starts to march towards the hotel with determination. His turn to be stunned, Yan Ze stops Ya En and asks "Do you think we are going to the hotel for a buffet?". Assuring Yan Ze that she is not naive enough to not know what going to a hotel with a man means, Ya En yells back that all she ever wished was for him to be happy to see her... just as she is happy by the mere sight of him. Defeated once again by Ya En, Yan Ze comforts her with an embrace.
Accompanying Grandpa Xia to the hospital for a checkup, An Xi is puzzled when she notices a very pale and distracted President Zhou walking out of the hospital. Of course Yan Ze chooses that very moment to call An Xi and an unsuspecting An Xi tells Yan Ze about seeing President Zhou.
Suspicious right away, Yan Ze checks into the reason why President Zhou would be at the hospital and is thoughtful once he is informed that President Zhou has third stage breast cancer. Slowly twirling around a checker piece in hand, Yan Ze mutters "I guess my plan will need to be changed."

Thoughts

Oh, Yan Ze... such a bad boy but I can't wait until he falls for Ya En hard. But then there are quite a few indications that the boy is already in love or else why would he drive all the way to the village to park outside of An Xi's B&B. I will admit that I kinda cringe at Ya En's brand of "you don't have to be faithful to me but just let me be close to you" sort of crush though. It just seems to scream "BAD IDEA" all over it. Still, I guess from Ya En point of view this could be her last chance at experiencing romance before she live out her life in the protective bubble her brother/friends has set up for her.


The writer did surprise me with the twist on President Zhou especially since they were dropping hints like crazy that Grandpa Xia was the one that probably would have some health concern. I thought for sure the writer was going to have Grandpa Xia dying of some sort of terminal disease and You Qian would have to face the difficult choice of marrying Yong Qing in order to get Grandpa's house back for him. But surprise surprise, President Zhou is actually the one dying. I guess it is rather ironic for someone like President Zhou to be facing death so early when she has sacrificed everything to build up material wealth that is obviously no good to her anymore.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Ninja Drools #26

8:00 AM Posted by ninja 4 comments
Watching Oh My Ghost lately made me think of these yogurt drinks since the heroine's dad would bring these out whenever someone comes to visit him. Yogurt drinks were a huge part of my childhood memory since I loved to go get these with my cousin on a hot day. 

Now, if I was really planning ahead I would freeze these yogurt drinks and make them into yogurt ice which was just to die for! By the way, these particular yogurt drinks were from Costco of all places! 

Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday Drama Round Up #46

2:03 PM Posted by ninja 2 comments

When I See You Again (T-Drama)
I am super excited for this week's upcoming episode because it looks like our resident bad boy might actually start giving in to his heart's true desire. We might even get a kiss!!! 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Moon River Episode 1-4 Summary & First Impression

8:31 PM Posted by ninja 6 comments

Drama: Moon River (明若曉溪)
Airs: Two Episodes every Tuesday & Wednesday
Episodes: 29

Synopsis: In an alternative universe of Hana Yori Dango/ Boys Over Flower/Meter Garden what if the heroine was more than simply a gutsy girl but one who can kick some serious backsides and our hero was actually nice for once?

Tuesday, September 8, 2015