Confessions of a new Kdrama addict

It has been 23 days since I watched a Kdrama and fell in love with it. 2010 was the first time I watched one and though I did like it, I just didn't get hooked. This time though it was different. It was like a calling, a siren singing in the ocean and just like any sailor, I couldn't resist and I fell for it, hook.line.sinker.


I have watched a total of 12 series now and have developed serious love for Korean language and the desire to visit Korea is maddening. Also, I have learned the value of this meme. It is so true. You just cannot watch one episode. It is just not done. 


Kdramas has changed me in so many ways. I now value my skin and even bought an entire skin care regimen as well as 40 facial masks coz I plan to use it 3x a week because it was mentioned in Descendants of the Sun that you need to do facial masks 3x a week for maximum effect. 

I also am doing my best to cut down on food intake so I can slim down because they are just all so into being physically fit. I am inspired by them. Another effect they have is that my standards in men have become quite high. I mean, come on! Look at this! And they say Asian men are feminine. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Feminine my butt. 


I also get all of my kilig now from watching Kdrama. They don't even do more than a kiss and yet, the way they stare at the girl, the back hugs, the simple gestures, the leaning on a girl's shoulders, it elicits a shriek coupled with goosebumps and the fantasy that I am the girl in the scene. EGAD! 








They make you yearn for the couple to kiss. They leave you wanting them to kiss because it has been so long and it feels right. They don't rush things at all and it feels good because to be honest, I think most women would still prefer to be cherished and courted. It is such a romantic and awesome feeling when guys don't rush you and instead show you that you are not just something to mess with. You are someone to be respected and loved. 


I think that Kdrama restores the feeling of romance that American series has broken. You can't imagine how thrilling it is when finally, the guy hugs the girl or grabs her hand or when they finally, truly hold hands. It is such an awesome kick and you find yourself giggling along and just being soooo happy for the pair. 


Of course when you are passionate about something, people who do not know any better tend to look down and say things. 


Another is when you start to use Korean words that have become familiar and people look at you funny. Seriously? This little country of ours has over 50 dialects and we have so many Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, and other races living amongst us and you look at me funny coz I said "gomuwo" instead of "thank you" or "anyeonghaseyo" instead of "hello" or "saranghe oppa" everytime I see Song Joong Ki? SERIOUSLY???? 


However, what really breaks my heart is when this happens.


Also when the second lead guy is just so awesome ... I VOLUNTEER! 


So there. 23 days later, 12 series and counting ... I can honestly say that I am so thankful that South Korea exists and that soon, I will be visiting. Saranghae Oppa! Gomuwo! 





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22 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good show. Even if I could not understand the different language, the men look hot.

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  2. I loooove KDramas too! I used to watch those that are are finished and high-rated, but now I'm watching even the recent ones that are still on-going and it's the worst cos I have to wait a week for new episodes and it's frustrating. Some really good on-going series right now are: W Two Worlds, Doctors, and Cinderella and the Four Knights.

    Also, totally relate to using Korean words in daily life hahaha, it's become my habit now to say 'aish' when I'm annoyed. XD Badly want to learn Korean! XD

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  3. I have to admit that I've never seen a KDrama before and I had to Google it to learn moreI I must remedy that immediately. Looks like a lot of fun.

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  4. Interesting. I didn't know this existed... as for the subtitles part- I am so used to reading the closed captioning on the tv as well as subtitles for movies since I am deaf. I do wish today's society would be as sweet as these guys with the back hugs, hand holding and all that crap though ;) we need more sensitive guys!

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  5. Never seen a Kdrama! Sounds funny and addicting!

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  6. I've never heard about Kdrama before and I don't understand why. I want to see it.

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  7. Kdramas are heaven! I remember I was obsessed with them a few years ago and I'm still super attached to them, they're so great

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  8. Never watched a kdrama, will try watching one

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  9. Congratulations on your new found addiction. Lol. You can't help but get hooked, their stories are so adorable and yet so relatable as well. You'll feel like a girl in high school all over again.

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  10. I haven't heard of Kdrama before. I wonder if my cousins have (they have spent over half their life in South Korea thanks to the Airforce and their mom being Korean). The Korean language is fun.

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  11. HAHAHA! That portion "why are you watching k-dramas *because its a pleasure*" so relatable :)

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  12. My ex used to blowdry my hair. I forgot about it until I saw those pictures. Things changed for us though, lol. Your show must be good if you're that many seasons in! :)

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  13. I haven't watch Kdrama but sounds a good series. I need to check this out

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  14. I don't think they have this show in the USA. Although it seems like a great show.

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  15. I have never heard of Kdrama before. I'll have to check in to this. Sounds like it would be something great to watch.

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  16. My husband and I get wrapped up in Kdrama! we live in Hawaii so we have the station ;)

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  17. Very funny post! I've never heard of a KDrama before, not sure if they play it in the US.

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  18. Totally bookmarking this to reread later. I LOOOOOOVE K-dramas and could identify some of the ones here. And some of the actors. Dear Lord, they are sexy, lol! My favorites so far are Boys Over Flowers and Playful Kiss. DO you have any recommendations? Preferably ones that are on Netflix.

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  19. Honestly I have never heard about Kdrama before and wondering how you get addicted to it. Sounds like a fun show to watch out, I will check if it is available here!

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  20. I have never heard of this but it sounds like it would be really funny. Might have to check it out.

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  21. I have not heard of this before....
    But you definitely have the fever.
    Makes me wonder what I'm missing.

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