crushing hangul

you may have guessed it. these are all my fangirl musings that many wouldn’t understand. well, it’s maybe about the characters they’re playing. but who cares?! as long they as they gave me that tingly feeling whenever i see any of them. (also, they’re making me standby with my sexuality.) i’ll be always fantasizing them. (lee sung min is not on the list for he’s my soul’s crush. ???)

boy crush.


Lee Hyun Woo

i always tell myself that i won’t imagine myself with a younger man but he’s totally… (speechless) don’t get me wrong. i’m not yet a cougar as compared to his age. given the chance, i’ll really grab it. lalala

man crush.


Kang Dong Won

yes, he’s in the military right now. i’m trying hard to graduate before he’s discharged. my thing for him started with 1%. see the pun. it’s intended. he’s really a versatile actor. one you can respect and adore. it’s like treating him like a demigod. you’re like an idol that is really a million million miles away.

my crush.


Kim Si Hoo

maybe i’m crushing this man for he’s around my age. or girls, can’t you most agree, it’s his SMILE. one smile and you’re bought. i’m looking forward in seeing him more in love rain. maybe when this show ends, this will end also. but it’ll start again with his new role, grr.. fangirl mode!! ^^

사랑헤, 동생, 옵바, 시후 ❤❤❤


Mainstreaming Reality

During my first stay in the dormitory, I get to experience large-scale General Assemblies with more than a hundred attendees. One way or another, it would start with discussing what to do for a certain event, then presenting budget and expenditures, and at some point a somewhat educational discussion about certain situations in the university and in the country. For the past months, I have experienced same methods but in one occasion, things worked out differently when it was postponed until about thirty minutes past nine to cater the nightly dose of Mara Clara. At that time, it seems funny with people engaging religiously for one show.

Then I was introduced to the word, Edutainment, a portmanteau of the combined words of education and entertainment. When I first heard of it, I thought of all the documentaries I saw during late night. Yes, late night! Most people do not get the chance in watching this and they may not serve entertaining but really they are, especially when it is telling a brighter story.

Then, I saw the produced videos of Puntos Organization from Nicaragua. It gave me a fresh idea upon what/how a mainstream show could do/should be done. Although at start, I was only witnessing a drama played by people that is for most Filipino audience (sadly) would be quite peculiar. For one, they were acted by what seems like ordinary people. They do not wear glamour clothes, or for some blatant comments, have glamour faces. The production was presenting fast-paced and direct-to-the point scenarios upon what are the real lingering issues in their impoverished state. The show spanned for almost five years tackling the lives of two children. As they grow older, they encountered different situations, meet new friends, and gave a clearer and better lens upon the lives of these new people from the discriminations, their social functions, sexuality, and violence.

The show was commending for it competed in the games of the mainstream with their players gaining much recognition from the public. The movement’s cause may have been sensationalized but at least they have been heard and recognized nationally and even internationally. It endured and flourished the positive effects of their movements. Expanding to other fields of nightly talk shows, youth leadership camps, school visits, among others. The spiral of silence was contradicted gaining much attention on minor issues and reinforcing it to the mainstream. The movement is backed up by diffusion of innovations theory, in which it started with one advocacy and in the process it innovated into different kind of other channels.

The movement aimed precisely. The youth was their main audience and the television as their main medium. These two complement each other for a country that sees (I think during that time) television as the cultivating means to a great source of news and entertainment. The organization presented the audience the kind of reality that they should not turn to. It gave them different options upon how to deal or how to avoid those kinds of situations. Following the social learning theory of Bandura, the audience could or would identify themselves with the characters of the drama knowing that they were also like them, living an ordinary life. It was like a kind of a kind of a cry, a kind of a call, a kind of prevention, or a kind of taking things into action. It was nice that they see that foremost root of societal problems starts with the issues of youth. As their title suggest, (Sex to Sentido), they put the taboo issues related to sex to the senses of their audience. They gave their audience an option.

While the effects in our country, given with such shows (Mara Clara) would be contrasting. For I think, these shows in our country may have cultivated through the stereotyping of realities as wanted by the capitalists. It would be hard to start a bandwagon like that of the sentidos. For the country has capitalized more on the trends and marketing of an international market than that that of the nation’s pride. It undermines the values of reality giving a somewhat better or an escaped reality wherein miracles are always bound to happen and success could be achieved through inheritance and greed. Yes, they are entertaining but the lessons stays with the show and never get through most of the daily lives. It ends there.

As for the theme of the Sentidos, “We’re different. We’re equal,” it suggests that the movement recognized a somewhat rights-based approach on answering the problems of their society. Setting that although they are unique in every way, they all have equal rights.

Hanazakari no Kimitachi e

Hana Kimi SP is out.

Though the series was a little exaggerating. The series never fails to make me laugh (really hard!). All those guys were skinny hotties. The “battle royale” scenes was really hilarious. My stomach and heart were attacked. (ano ba yan ang hirap mag-english!?)

Story and entertainment wise, this version was far better. The story may seem unrealistic but each episodes tells something. It was not a story about poverty but still makes you dream and hope about life. Something to do about friendship and pure happiness. It also has the tendency to make you forget and realize something.

It’s just sad that it has now officially ended. They officially graduated. But,I would want to watch the whole series again.

Congratulations, Ohsaka Gakuen!

Kudos to this series
(p.s. also to Nodame, what i love with most romance genre jdoramas is that they are not focusing much on a certain couple. Should I say that they make all characters have parts or make me,as a fan, feel that the series is not all about two people but also all about the characters in that series.)

p.s.s. it’s really hard to find HYD movie final!