Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

Woah woah woah so I told myself I am going to read a lot in this half term but I ended up watching a Korean drama….I regret nothing.

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Meet my new obsession.

I haven’t watched a really really really good drama in awhile and everyone on my facebook feed was talking about this one. Finished airing?Yes. 16 episodes?Yes (I have a love-hate relationship with short dramas. They’re good for my available time, but they usually have an amazing story which could be continued, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo being one.

Ugh I wanted to write this review straight after I’ve finished the drama- lazy. No excuses. I will try to keep my promises about posting on this blog.

Coming back, I recommend this drama .

The chemistry between the main characters is something I’ve never seen before, I swear. I want them together in real life too.

Without spoiling this for you, the drama touches some VERY REAL subjects like anxiety, depression, first love.

You learn that it’s alright to just give up sometimes. It’s okay to run away when you feel you’re burning out and your passion becomes a burden.

It’s alright to hate something you used to love.

It’s alright to feel lost after you finish university or realise in the middle of it that something is not quite right.

It’s alright to love someone who doesn’t love you because that’s how you learn.

It’s alright to love someone else even if you’re hurt. You should let other people heal your wounds.

It’s alright to lie your friends sometimes. You don’t have to tellthem everything.

It’s alright to learn walking daily as if it were for the first time.

It’s alright to not be alright.

BUT

It’s not alright to give up entirely. As Kim Bok Joo did, seek yourself whenever you want to, but don’t give up easily.

This Korean drama is more than just a TV show you watch, learn, obsess, then forget about it. It is like a journey that never ends. I just love it.

It made me really happy.

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It’s so funny. The mains are dorks. I swear I laughed at least 10 times while watching an episode.

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Both are so easily to identify with. I screamed ‘SO ME’ like thousands of times.

W.A.T.C.H.I.T.!

Faster than a Kiss and Japanese

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Title: Tanaka Meca

Author: Tanaka Meca

Well hello, hello. I love long manga, I can’t lie. I loved this one so so so much.

But this is not a review more or less.

I am currently pissed off with myself because I hate taking naps in the middle of the day- waste of time and I am very angry after.

I am proud of myself though. My goal is to take the JLPT N4 exam next year and I keep working towards it. I am surrounded by Japanese books, notebooks etc.

I offer myself 1 hour per day for Japanese. And I am really determined to make this work.

I’ve started reading the Grisha trilogy too.

How are you guys?

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

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Title: Death of a Salesman

Author: Arthur Miller

Willy Loman has been a salesman for 34 years. At 60, he is cast aside, his usefulness exhausted. With no future to dream about he must face the crushing disappointments of his past. He takes one final brave action, but is he heroic at last or a self-deluding fool?

This is the first book I’ve finished in 2017.

This book’s a mess and if you read some information on the world wide cobweb of geniuses, you’ll find out that it’s supposed to be a mess.

I always read some quotations before reading a book (that’s how I usually choose a book when I am not really sure about its…quality). I was really surprised, while reading this book, that I was wrong. It’s a very short play which makes you beg for Henry VIII to behead you. It was one of the most boring books I’ve ever read.

Willy Bonka and his 2 sons: Sad and Beef. Their names are actually Happy and Biff- poor children cursed with repellent names. The meaning behind the story is lovely, what can I say…but the way it is exposed (or not) makes me think twice before reading a play again.

The book needs to be re-read so you can pick up the storyline which you can’t actually understand at first sight….or maybe the thought of the deadline made me hate the book more??? There is no engaging dialogue, only arguing. There are some hidden sparks along the play.

Probably this play resembles life so much that makes me hate it. It’s so blunt when it shouldn’t be. But hey this is a tragedy, it is supposed to make me feel pathos. I felt it for the author. Why write such a realistic play when you have the power of words to create whatever you want. I feel like Arthur Miller, instead of using writing as an escape, he made him feel sad.

The only thing I liked about it was the pun about Happy’s name. And these quotations:

Why am I trying to become what I don’t want to be … when all I want is out there, waiting for me the minute I say I know who I am.

The jungle is dark but full of diamonds

I realized what a ridiculous lie my whole life has been.

You can’t eat the orange and throw the peel away – a man is not a piece of fruit.

Be loving to him. Because he’s only a little boat looking for a harbor.

See, Biff, everybody around me is so false that I’m constantly lowering my ideals…

The only thing you’ve got in this world is what you can sell.

Sarah J. Maas offered 1 star. This is why I love her.

★/5

Plans for 2017

I have a bucket list for 2017 and I tend to really follow it, but today I will talk about my plans. Bookish plans?

  1. I really wanna meet Sarah J. Maas .2017 is the ACOWAR year yes
  2. Get 500 followers on bookstagram Bookstagram link
  3. Finish 40 books (lowered the number because I have exams and it will be a full year hihi
  4. Finish the book draft. Yeah, I’ve been writing a book and I really wanna finish the first draft (again, it will be a full year)
  5. Go to more events
  6. Learn more Japanese

There are some of my plans.

Have you planned anything for this year?

❄My top 10 books I’ve read this year❄

Well well well, this summer was glorious for reading this year…while autumn was a disaster. But I managed to reach my 100 books target for this year.

All of the books I’ve read this year have a special place in my heart, but hey it’s really easy for me to do a top 10. No regrets.

I think you can guess my top 3 haha

  1.  A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
  2. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
  3. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
  4. Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat
  5. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  6. The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald
  7. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  8. The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  9. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
  10. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

What’s your top?