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My Affair with a Prince… just ENDED…

Sob, sob… 😳 It saddens me to have to bid adieu to the Korean drama which I have been following so fervently. Sigh… The Rooftop Prince, you are so daebak! I feel like bawling now. 😥 Arghhh, I’m gonna miss you loads! 😦

The last time a Korean series affected me this badly was Scent of a Woman. I think this time it was worse for me. I became a freaking stalker! 😈 I was constantly lurking at the Soompi forum for updates and stalking Softy and Dramabeans for episode recaps. It was through soompi that I found a site which actually broadcasted the drama live from Korea: iOnAir.TV. The plus side of watching it on iOnAir.TV was that the site also featured live subtitles. That was super cool as it was my first experience. However, the downside was the picture quality wasn’t all that great. But who cares as long as I got to watch it, right?

Anyhoo, let me just briefly introduce The Rooftop Prince (RTP) here. RTP tells a story of a prince from the Josean era who is transported 300 years into the future to present time Seoul. The Prince does not make the time leap alone. He gets catapulted into the future with 3 of his loyal servants.

In Seoul, he bumps into a girl who looks like the spitting image of his late wife, the Crown Princess. The Prince believes that he has been sent to the future to solve the late princess’s murder, but there’s actually more than meets the eye.

I’m not gonna give away more details as there might be those out there who are currently watching it on Astro One HD 393. Astro will be broadcasting episode 11 and 12 this week. Those who wish to know more about the drama can read it on Wiki.

To me, this drama was both entertaining as well as thought provoking. It stressed very much on a person’s fate or destiny. One should never ever mess with somebody else’s path coz what’s meant to be is meant to be. If you try to manipulate or even mess things up, it’ll just come back and bite you on the arse! The universe or the forces of nature will find means and ways to put things back in order. In a nutshell, don’t mess with God’s plan or else there will be hell to pay!! Capish?? 😡   

Well, I didn’t just watch RTP coz’ it was entertaining. Each character really played their role well. I dearly love the 3 sidekicks of the Prince as their antics always made me laugh and left me wanting more screen time for them.

Kudos to Ha Ji Min who played Park Ha/ Bu Yong! She was one of the reasons my tears went on auto-pilot in episode 19 & 20. They just started to flow on their own accord towards the end of that episode. Wait till you guys get to episode 19 & 20 (the finale). Then, you’ll know what I mean.

Now, I have to be totally   honest here and admit that what drew me first to RTP wasn’t the plot but rather the male lead. Micky Park Yoon Chun who plays the leading male character is so to die for. 😀 I loved him in Sungkyunkwan Scandals and he did not disappoint me in RTP. Oh, he’s such a hottie! Thinking of him now just puts a silly grin on my face. 😀 I just find him so, so, so… I can’t even find a word to describe him. Mere mortal words just can’t do him justice! I’m not just into him for his appearance. Nevertheless you can say that his boyish good looks do contribute to the equation. 😉 I’m only human, okay? We all do judge a book by its cover no matter how much we try to deny it.  So, let me be honest instead of behaving like a hypocrite. Okay, looks aside, his portrayal of the multi characters he took on in the drama clearly shows that his acting repertoire has grown leaps and bounds in just a span of a few years.

Mind you acting isn’t even his main source of income. Many of you would know him as one of the singers in the group JYJ.

Goodness, I was going through this obsessive fan craze phrase while watching RTP that I even named this adorable monkey bear which my colleagues gave me for my birthday, Micky, after you know who.

Hmm, some of you must be thinking like, isn’t he a tad young for you to fawn over?? Well, there is actually only just about an 8 year gap between us. Besides, there seems to be a trend in K dramas for older women to fall for younger men and vice versa: My Name is Kim Sam Soon, Scent of a Woman, The King 2 Hearts, the upcoming I Do, I Do. Need I go on?? So, let me just continue my infatuation with him, k. I can fantasize, can’t I? After all in dreamland, anything IS possible! 😆

I’m now having some withdrawal issues coz’ I’m still lurking at soompi even though the drama ended last Thursday. 😕 I’m not the only one, thank God for that! There are many soompi forumers who are refreshing the site now and then for updates. Perhaps they will produce a Youtube version like what they did with Playful Kiss??

Sigh… All good things must come to an end. I know that. I’m trying to accept that. Just give me some time,k. I’m in the midst of hunting for my next drama to stalk, I mean to watch.  In the mean time, let me just continue to drool over all these photos of my Prince 😀 in RTP.

  

            

           

            

       

Sarange, uli Wangseja… ♥ ♥ ♥

Now, I’ve got to wait for my own prince to sweep me off my feet. Priney, oh Priney, are you still sleeping?? When are you coming? Gua sangat letih tunggu leh. Hurry up, pretty please! 😉

 
 

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Lost

I’ve been an avid fan of Korean dramas for quite some time now. Even my mum has gotten hooked onto them as well. Thank God for the KBS channel on Astro.

Anyhoo, here’s a tribute to one of the dramas I’m currently following: Happiness in the Wind.

I chose a path less travelled by,
thinking I’ll break through
all its numerous defences
 
I thought I’ll emerge triumphantly
joining the ranks
of all the other valiant crusaders
 
It was an ambitious goal
but I was not perturbed
little did I know
a deadly game
I was pursuing  
 
I thought I knew
the challenges laid before me
I thought I could overcome
every obstacle I’d see
 
I didn’t heed the warnings
The Prize accompanying this journey   
was too enticing
The temptation was too great
for me to resist
I succumbed to my desires
 
I started the journey
albeit with a little trepidation
But wariness soon faded
My strides grew strong
full of conviction
filled with hope
My being consumed
by hunger for the Treasure
journeying alongside me
 
alas...
 
This journey
is non like any others
I am constantly faltering
Getting lost in a maze of unfamiliarity
 
The road is gruelling
and treacherous
I am ill prepared
for the aplenty
Hidden passages, mysteries & secrets
The obstacles seem never ending
 
 
I have become weary
in my quest to survive
My body is bruised & battered
Littered with scars
Concealed deep within
 
My strength is diminishing
My body is breaking
I feel like surrendering
To give up on this losing battle
 
I know...
 
The world is laughing
snickering at lil’ol’ me
for being an imbecile
Who’s willing to be fooled
Who can be placated
with promises of untruths
 
Why, you may wonder
Am I so resilient in my pursuit??
willing to endure all
The heartaches and pains
 
Know this I tell you...
 
I’m just an ordinary girl
with silly simple wishes
of love, of happiness & of living
But these silly simple wishes
to love and to be loved
might just be beyond my reach
 
This battle seems too great
for me to try to conquer
I’m trying to stand tall
To not give in to defeat
I’m trying to be strong
For that is who I am all along
 
I am committed to the cause
To persevere, to hold on
Coz I want to
not that I need to
or have to
For tis Treasure is worth the great battle
 
And now I stand at this juncture
Baffled, perplexed & a little bewildered
Not knowing where I should head yonder
Perhaps you, my dearie
might provide me the Answer?
 

This drama has just finished its run in Korea and I’m happy to say that it has a happy ending. Almost everyone gets what they desire at the end. You see, Korean dramas can be pretty unpredictable. It’s doesn’t always end on a happy note. So, I’m glad that Daehan and Obok managed to patch things up. It’s so nice to be able to live in a fantasy world for a while.

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2010 in Entertainment, Life in Transition, Love

 

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