Just when I thought the show lost me at the end of episode nine to another round of roller coaster been-there-done-that ride, Discovery of Love gave me the most pitch-perfect and emotionally nuanced episode just yet in its episode ten. My heart was in pieces near the end of episode nine to the uncontrollable sobs of … More Pimp That Scene: Transformational Maturity in The Discovery of Love.
I’m sorry for the recent rather downer entries. I’ve nothing else to add apart from what’s already obvious and it’s that this term needs to end… I’m terribly burned out and I know I have a bad case of it because I’ve caught myself twice now, suddenly in tears while studying. The exhaustion is unreal and the workload is … More Timeout: Barely Alive (but) Fortunately, Still Lovin’ Angel Eyes.
The gentle sound of the violin stopped me short. Stanford’s White Plaza is an open, outdoor space. It sits directly across from the student union and the bookstore. I was on my way to the prayer room in the union; a quick break from the crazily long hours spent studying. From a distance, I heard … More Way Back When: Back In The Orange Days…
I’ve actually managed to watch this final episode last Saturday night but poor Internet reception and having only the iPad made it impossible to write this out immediately. Let me assure you though that it pained me as much as it did to you (if you’d been anticipating this!) that this entry isn’t released sooner … More Timeout: Naoki! Kotoko! Love in Tokyo!
So I finished watching episode 15 and came running here, eager to write this out. Just where do I begin? Shall I start with the statement I’ve probably said a million times by now, which is that this show is so effortlessly watchable with just the right amount of heart and earnestness? I love this … More Timeout: In Which I Ask, Just How Many Times Can My Heart Break for Kotoko?
The truth is, I’ve been struggling to write. This is perhaps my third “Add New Post” in the past week. Real Life is currently up and down, which is nothing new, but I’m in this weird, funky transition that I can’t yet put a name to – I’m trying to write it all out here … More Timeout: Standing at the Fork in the Path of Naoki & Kotoko’s Love.
I’ll be honest: I don’t know what I feel about Mischievous Kiss ~ Love in Tokyo these days. Episode 10 was pure gold, then episodes 11 and 12 were lackluster. Last night, I caught up with episode 13 and it is… a mixed bag. On one hand, we have the usual things we love: 1) … More Timeout: In Which Naoki, Kotoko & Them Running In Circles Make Me…
Did you think I was talking about this? HAHA! You’re welcome. That was lovely, definitely, but I’m talking more about this – In other words, in which Naoki of Mischievous Kiss ~ Love In Tokyo finally became a full-fledged human. Let’s all spare a minute of silence in appreciation of this turn-of-event. Credits must be … More Timeout: Naoki, You Did It Again!
You did it, Naoki! You finally did it! What am I talking about? I’d questioned last time whether or not Naoki would ever break out of his robot-shell and show me some human behavior, especially where Kotoko’s concerned. Since that first impression, Naoki has continued to the grow on me but I admit I wasn’t … More Timeout: In Which Naoki of Mischievous Kiss ~ Love in Tokyo Finally Won Me Over!
So I just spent 8.5 straight hours on the senior design report. By the time I’d (finally) gotten to the end of it at 840 PM, I literally went, “Wait… Where did the sun go? Was there even sunlight today?!” Legit, I did not even realize that Housemate #2 had left the apartment for 2 … More Pimp That Scene: Part 2 of Episodes 13 & 14 of Jang Ok-jung, Live In Love!