KDrama: Recently watched 26.07.2013

Hello all!

I got a great response for my last blog post on my favourite Korean Dramas (KDrama) last time so I am back here again today with a list of my recently watched KDramas and what I think of them.

Baker King – Kim Tak Goo

Baker King

Episodes: 30

This drama is nothing less than amazing. It’s very inspiring. I don’t know how else to describe it. Just. Watch. It. I must warn you though, this is not the lovey dovey kind of drama nor does it make you laugh every few minutes. But it’s definitely a must-watch! Can’t believe I didn’t watch it sooner (though I definitely do prefer my romantic comedies!).

Innocent Man

 

 

 

 

Innocent Man

Episodes: 20

After a rather “neutural” and “inspiring” drama, this is definitely a very depressing, wrong-in-every-way kind of drama. As I mentioned before, I started watching this because of the cast. So many people I know from variety shows (Family Outing Season 1’s Park Si Yeon and Running Man’s Song Jong Ki & Lee Kwang Soo). This was definitely more depressing than I thought though! Oh and it’s got a rather “Inception” ending if you know what I’m talking about – I still don’t know exactly what happened. But still glad I watched it – some really sweet moments there.

Ma Boy

Ma Boy

Episodes: 3

So Innocent Man got too depressing for me so I decided to find something light and fun and romantic (a.k.a. my RomCom hunt begins). I found this mini series along the lines of finding new stuff to watch. The story is cliche and the acting is not the best but nonetheless it did its job – entertained and cheered me up after Innocent Man.

The Thousandth Man

 

 

 

 

 

The Thousanth Man

Episodes: 8

Another just-for-fun kind of drama, but this time, with a touch of fantasy – the legend of the nine tailed fox that is apparently very popular than I thought. The story follows a family of “Gumiho” (nine-tailed fox) trying to get their 1000 livers from 1000 men in order for them to become human again. One of them though refused to take livers from men who didn’t have love and compassion for her – this drama follows her journey in getting her one thousandth man.

Nail Shop Paris

Nail Shop Paris

Episodes: 10

More fun & games. With (again) the legend of the nine tailed fox intertwined in it. Another series with not-so-great acting and over-reacted parts though I enjoyed this nonetheless. I must admit I didn’t really expect the ending. I heard though this drama didn’t get good enough ratings to keep going so they ended it short at episode 10.

Flower Boy Ramyun Shop

 

 

 

 

 

Flower Boy Ramyun Shop

Episodes: 16

This drama was hilarious and fun to watch. The acting was definitely way better in comparison to Ma Boy and Nail Shop Paris and I promise you no “Gumiho” was involved this time. This drama kind of reminds me of the Taiwanese drama Devil Beside You though the lead actress plays a student teacher and the lead male plays the son of the owner of the school. Comedy and romance in a drama? You know I’m a sucker for it.

That was everything I watched in the past 2 months or so. I tend to get very “obsessed” when I watch dramas. I always want to know what happens next and rarely do I ever stop watching series before I finish all the episodes – especially if it’s romantic comedies.

Have you watched any series lately? Let me know in the comments below!

Lots of Smiles,

Sita

Visited after 10 years: Nazar Kebabs & Turkish Bakery

So I’ve lived in Australia for close to 10 years now and aside for the first few weeks, I’ve always lived in this suburb. There is a local Turkish kebab shop in the same complex as our local supermarket here and mum, little sis and I visited the shop last week (finally).

Turkish KebabIt’s amazing the stuff that you go past almost everyday and take for granted. I’m not much a foodie and I don’t know why I’m “reviewing” a food shop but my point is remember to look at what’s in front of you and be thankful for it.

Turkish Kebab-2I ordered a steak kebab with salad. The service was excellent – the people were nice. The food was yummy and the bread was unique – like nothing I’ve tasted on a kebab before – but yum!

As I grew up eating probably about 95% Asian food until I was 18, I need to have “tasty” food. As in, nothing bland. For example, I cannot eat plain noodle or plain rice though I’m fine with plain white bread for some reason. The taste of the kebab in this shop satisfied all three of us though and we will most likely come back.

They have great opening hours too! They don’t close till 9pm – great for those days when you forgot about time and didn’t prepare dinner until it was too late and everyone’s too hungry to cook.

My Order: Steak Kebab with Salad

My Order: Steak Kebab with Salad

I think I need to learn and practice more on how to eat kebabs because I made such a huge mess and ended up with a puddle of sauce along with pieces of steak (which I ate) on my plate 😦 But it was great that they gave us each a plate without us requesting it.

Have you had any similar experiences where you go past something so many times but never stop and enjoy it?

Do share with us below in the comments section!

P.S. sorry for the bad quality photos – only had my phone and it was super dark!

Lots of Smiles,

Sita

Carousel Haul [27.03]

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Carousel is a Westfield shopping centre here in Perth, Australia. I went there last week with my parents and saw that Portmans were on sale. I got those loafer shoes for $19.99 a pair! I love these shoes but I find that the width is a little too small for me. I do have extremely wide feet and it is difficult to find shoes. They’re not totally uncomfortable either so I hope once I break into the shoes a little bit more they will be as comfy as a pair of house slippers. I would love to do the MichellePhan shoe trick but I lack the freezer space and I am freaked out about stinking/dirtying/poisoning the freezer contents. I would much rather a blister on my foot than food poisoning the whole house.

We then went to the $2 shop and thought that I should try this sausage bun shaper (haha, I don’t actually know what to call those). Even though it was a $2 shop, this thing costed $3 – don’t know why. I’ve never owned those hair doughnut things and I should probably have tried those first. I do have slippery, fine, layered hair and I clearly did not think this purchase through. When I got home, I put my hair up in a pony tail and tried to make the sock-bun look just like the millions of tutorials I’ve seen on YouTube. Guess what, I failed miserably  To be able to compare these with a sock bun, I found a pair of unused socks I brought home from the aeroplane years ago. I cut the stitching at the toes off of one sock and rolled it up into the doughnut shape. I tried making a sock-bun – it did not work either.

So I am still wondering how to actually make a sock bun on my slippery, fine, layered hair. Maybe I need to put in some products first. I am not too sure. When I figure out how to do this, I will surely post another blog post. Meanwhile, if anyone out there know how to fix this problem of mine, do let me know!

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Lots of Smiles,

Sita Carolina