31 December 2012

December Favourites

Jp Fashion
Pastels, lace culottes & random Japanese fashion. These trends have inspired me, hope to make my room & clothes pastel soon, so cute!! I love Japanese Fashion!
Nile Perch Fairy Kei Fashion
Etsuna Otsuka Harajuku Mori Girl StyleHarajuku Lolita in h.NAOTO Frill
I like the dreamy feel his artwork brings, there's so much detail & light! So imaginative & breathtaking!
I like how unique & bright her illustrations are, I wish my drawings can be as good as hers one day!
Random Things
Otome Games, Kyaa!!
So, recently I discovered Japanese Sims that's directed towards.
 female audiences, known as Otome Games, I had longing for romance dramas, but couldn't find any, these game walkthrough videos posted on Youtube, quenched my longing for romance anime. I highly recommend it if you like cute, cheesy storylines.  The only one I really liked is My Forged Wedding
Japanese Dramas
Hanawake no Yon Shimai
If you're looking for a romantic and familly drama, this is the perfect one! Kya! Janjiya Shihori & Shige are so cute! I only watched it for the romance not the family drama, I find it boring!
Other Media
Tokyo Eye NHK
Very informative and fun information about Tokyo & Japanese culture.

Kimchi & Nori seaweed
As the weather is getting colder, I get more hungry, a warm bowl of kimchi & nori seaweed makes me feel warm. I always feel like eating good food when I watch food in Asian dramas, hehe
Sugar coated fennel
I found this at a local store, I had been looking for it for ages! The taste reminds me of my childhood. Although,  I try not to overeat it, as too much sugar is unhealthy!

11 December 2012

Reccomended Jp, K-Dramas, & Anime

Orthos no Inu (Mystery, Human Drama) - About 2 guys, one can kill by touching someone, the other can heal, mystery starts when they meet. I wasn't expecting this series to be so deep, it was boring at first, then it got  very emotional. The relationship between the two guys was intensely mysterious.
Gosick in a small, made-up European country, Kujo, a Japanese transfer student at St. Marguerite Academy, where urban legends & horror stories exist, he meets Victorique, a mysterious yet beautiful and brilliant girl who never comes to class & spends her days in the library. They slowly become friends & unlock mysteries. Very interesting to watch. Funny, kawaii,  mysterious, nostalgic, sad, & romantic, an anime I think is worth watching!
Ouran High School Host Club (Romance, Comedy) - a school girl at a prestigious Academy, meets a host club of male students. She breaks an antique vase, owing the club a lump of money, she ends up posing as a male host in order to repay her debt. She slowly falls in love with the host club leader, Tamaki-kun (he's so cute and funny!)
Zenkai Girl- An ambitious female lawyer meets a simple guy, they hate each other at first, they take care of some kids, romance begins slowly, so cute and heartwarming 
Last Friends- A girl dating  good guy, ends up being the victim of domestic violence, it becomes fearful of love. It's sad and heartwarming, Ryo was able to force aggression into his character, while still looking like a scared little boy. His character made me angry, but also made me pity him. 
Taiyou No Kisetsu (Romance) Read More:CLICK HERE about a guy who hangs out with rich people, so that he can get revenge for his father's death, he meets a girl who loves to compose music, she changes him.

Majo no Jouken (Sad Romance) - Really reccomend this! It's about true love between a female teacher and a male student, and how society becomes a barrier for them, it's so romantic, yet sad -
City Hunter (K-drama, Romance, Action) - a guy (Lee Min Ho), is a talented MIT who works on the international communications team . He plans revenge on five politicians who caused his father's death, masks himself as "City Hunter" falls in love with a coworker, this puts her life in danger.
Inu wo ko no koto- A dad with 2 kids and a wife, the family is poor & unhappy until they find a lost dog that makes them happy with the little things they have.
Hotarubi no Mori e (Anime)  A young girl meets a forest spirit, and they become good friends. It reminded me a lot of Studio Ghibli's "Spirited Away." I didn't know what to expect when I started watching this, it became heartwarming & heartbreaking, couldn't stop crying!  Definitely recommend this 
Tatta Hitotsu no Koi (Romance) - a story of pure love between a guy, with financial troubles and a rich girl.
Sengyou Shufu Tantei~Watashi wa Shadow (Romance, Detective) - about a housewife who loves her husband too much. Her husband, dislikes her excess devotion towards him. She becomes a detective and changes, so does he.
Ryusei No Kizuna- 3 orphan siblings scam people to earn money, while trying to find their parents murderer. It's so sad, and funny!
Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku (Romance, Human Drama) - it's about a guy who isn't working hard to become an actor, falls in love with a widowed woman, with a daughter, and changes.

Paradise Kiss (Jp Movie, Romance, Fashion) - a high school girl meets an aspiring fashion designer, slowly learns to love fashion, she models his clothes, makes new friends, slowly falls in love with him and modelling.
Hanawake no Yon Shimai Three sisters with love & family problems. If you're looking for a romantic and familly drama, this is the perfect one! Kya! Janjiya Shihori & Shige are so cute! I only watched it for the romance not the family drama, I find it boring! 
Papa to Musume no Nanokan A  daughter & her overprotective dad, who don't get along, switch places, they slowly come to understand how each others' lives work, the acting was hilarious! I couldn't stop laughing! 
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (Romance Anime) Shizuku Mizutani, who has no interests except in studying & her plans for the future, and a boy named Haru Yoshida, who sits next to Shizuku in class but rarely attends school. After Shizuku is tasked to persuade him to attend school, she meets him, he immediately greets her as a friend, starting their new relationship.
Hotaru no Hikari (Romance, Comedy) - about a girl, who looks glamourous at work, job but her  private life is totally the opposite of glamorous. She meets a guy who changes her, he starts to love her for who she truely is.
Papa wa Idol (Romance, Comedy) - it's about a Japanese TV Idol (Nishikida Ryo- 1Litre of Tears), in a band, falls in love with a woman with three kids, the story shows the hardships idols go through, how their love life is uneasy.
We Got Married (Korean Variety Show) - pairs up Korean celebrities to show what life would be like if they were married. (Kim Hyun Joong is in one of them too)
Seigi no Mikata (Romance, Comedy) - 15-year-old girl who is constantly tormented by her self-centered and bossy older sister Makiko, really funny. 
Boku dake no Madonna (Romance, Comedy) - a college guy, who wants to live alone, moves to an apartment, meets a girl who keeps intruding his room, to watch her teacher, childhood crush at the apartment opposite to his. He helps her to unite with her crush. but falls in love with her.
Heartstrings: Lee Shin,  is a university student majoring in Western Music. He is also the vocalist and guitarist of a band "The Stupid." Shin is known for his good looks, cocky personality, and strong passion for music. Everyone sees him as a cold-hearted and distant person, but he has a soft side inside him hidden away. He lacks interest in anything unrelated to music and has neither dreams nor plans for the future. He initially likes Jung Yoon Soo, a dance professor at the university, but this all changes when he meets Lee Gyu Won (Park Shin Hye).
Kimi wa Petto (Romance, Comedy) - about a career woman who has bad love relationships, When she finds an unconscious young man lying in a box out the front of her home and takes him in. He looks like a dog she used to own called Momo. She dubs him Momo and decides to "keep him as a pet." and they slowly fall in love.
Smile (Sad Romance, Human Drama) - about a half-Filipino, half-Japanese guy (Jun Matsumoto-HYD) who gets differentiated in Japan for his race, he falls in love with a girl who can't speak, and goes through hardships, and racism. It's sad, and touching.
Will it Snow at Christmas? (K-drama, Romance) -  for the son of barmaid, life is difficult as he gets into fights, while protecting his mother. After 8 years, he meets a girl, his childhood friend. When he's attending her engagement ceremony, he is heartbroken as she pretends to not remember him at all.
Mei Sama no Shitsuji- A butler and his mistress slowly fall in love? Kawaii!                                                                                   
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Thanks for reading!
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