Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Topless Tuesday

Tuesday and my first topless Tuesday post! Who else should I feature but T.O.P? Are you ready? Let's go!

Some of these pictures won't be completely topless but close enough. Okay now let's go!

Why does he have to look at us like that?

The looks on their faces. Ha ha ha! It gets me every time.

Blurry but he still looks good. Okay. Get ready for the last one. Deep breaths, guys!

Hee hee hee! How stinkin' cute was T.O.P as a kid? Adorable!

There you have it! Who should I feature next week?

Kpop Challenge Day 30

Day 30-Female bias on reality show. This will be easy because my female biases are 15& and they appear on After School Club a lot. I'll try to find a funny clip of them. Today is the last day, ya'll! Should I do a challenge next month too?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Yumday Monday

Most of us need a little cheering up on Mondays. It is the beginning of the school and/or work week and it is not fun to go back after a nice weekend. If you're anything like me that weekend was spent in drama land and who would want to leave that place? So, to cheer us all up a bit I decided to make Monday yumday. I'm going to feature a yummy man and a recipe I think suits him.

For my first yumday Monday we have Han Jung Soo who is acting as Secretary Ko in Blade Man. Jung Soo is doing an excellent job as Secretary Ko and has made me swoon multiple times. I just love him. He has also been in Arang and the Magistrate, Chuno, and Poseidon just to name a few. So without further ado, the yummy Han Jung Soo!

You're so sweet, Han Jung Soo! Flowers for me?

Obviously thinking about how much he misses me. 

Don't look at me with those eyes, Han Jung Soo!

I mean. What is my name again?

You're so awesome and you know it. Roar!

Now what dish reminds me of Han Jung Soo? When I look at him I picture him eating a lot of protein because he is so built. I imagine he doesn't eat a lot of sweets because he wants to take care of the muscles he worked so hard to get. But you know what? There are ways to indulge yourself without compromising your body, Han Jung Soo! To me Han Jung Soo seems like a sweet guy with some surprises up his sleeve so I present to you Deep-Dish Cookie Pie courtesy of Chocolate Covered Katie. I have tried this recipe myself and it is awesome especially given the (surprise) fact that it is made with garbanzo beans. Who would have thought?


2 cans white beans or garbanzos (drained and rinsed) (500g total, once drained)
1 cup quick oats (or certified-gf quick oats)
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 tbsp oil (canola, veg, or coconut)
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 and 1/2 cups brown sugar (EDIT: click for a Sugar-Free Cookie Pie.)
1 cup chocolate chips

Blend everything (except the chips) very well in a good food processor (not a blender). Mix in chips, and pour into an oiled pan (I used a 10-inch springform pan, but you can use a smaller pan if you want a really deep-dish pie.) Cook at 350F for around 35-40 minutes. Let stand at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan. (Some commenters have had success with a blender, but I did not. Try that at your own risk, and know the results will be better in a high-quality food processor such as a Cuisinart.)

I quote Chocolate Covered Katie, "Perhaps calling it “healthy” is a stretch. After all, there’s still sugar, and there are still chocolate chips. But in comparison to your standard cookie pie—with its plethora of butter, eggs, and white flour—the above version is a much healthier alternative, while still tasting just as naughty. Plus, you get lots of fiber and protein from the oats and chickpeas." Also, she has a recipe for a sugar free version as seen above.

Kpop Challenge Day 29

Day 29-Male bias on reality show

Let me see what I can find. I've watched so many clips of T.O.P on a reality show it'll be hard to choose. Okay. Here we go! I just love the interactions with his fangirls. Too cute! 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

My Lovable Girl Episode 4 Recap

It is time for another recap, ya'll! I think I'm switching things up again. I don't know about you guys but I have a pretty short attention span so I'm going to make this a short and simple recap. I don't think ya'll need a lot of details, just the important stuff, and I'll give you that and my opinion on the happenings of episode four. This will also help me get my recaps our earlier. So with that being said, let's get started!

*Fangirl on* Would you just look at this man? I mean, look at him! Roar! Every time I hear his voice I melt all over again. Why you so hot Rain? You are Rain. I do not associate Rain with hot!Quit confusing me! *Fangirl off*

Wook gives good advice. Work hard and don't let go of something you are working toward. After this we have WWWGW (Woman Who Won't Get Wook) telling Se Na to give up the competition and ask Jae Young to take her under his wing. Se Na doesn't know what Wook would want her to do and, of course, Jae Young walks in telling her he doesn't want her to give up because she needs to see what it is like to hit the bottom.

Wook wants Shi Woo to apologize to the other members of Infinite Power because he feels like if something isn't done the group will break up. Shi Woo doesn't want to do it. I'm thinking because he wants to protect his pride. When Wook's dad calls to tell Wook to take him home from the hospital Wook says no with the excuse that he has to work. Wook's dad is against the competition and asks Wook to call it off but he tells his dad to stay out of it.

Se Na was trying to eat ramyun when some Shi Woo girls decided to give her a hard time. Shi Woo came and was nice to his fans but harsh to Se Na so Se Na was mad at him. He was trying to protect her, though, so Se Na again had to put her foot in her mouth in front of Shi Woo. 

*Fangirl on* Guys. Seriously. L is just too pretty. I could look at him all day, especially when he smiles. I know they won't end up together but I really want them to because they balance each other out. *Fangirl off*

So Se Na asked Shi Woo what kind of song he wants to sing and he said a song that will be number one. That isn't asking too much right? Hee hee!

Se Na is having a hard time writing her song so she goes on a walk where she meets Wook who is worried about her. They fight over ice cream and Wook walks her home. He is surprised to hear that Se Na lives with her friend and her friend's boyfriend and Se Na calls Wook old fashioned. Hee hee!

Min Ah is having a vocal lesson but she is having a hard time with the feel of the song. Her teacher is trying to help her but Min Ah's mom butts in telling the teacher to stick to teaching Min Ah techniques.

Wook wants to set rules for the competition but Jae Young is being a jerk as always. He says that Wook has already replaced So Eun and that he was not the one who killed her. This, of course, sets Wook off. Apparently Seo Young shared some information he wasn't supposed to with So Eun or someone else and Wook blames that on everything. I don't know what happened. I guess we'll have to wait and see! Oh and Wook's friend tells him to make Se Na leave the company so he can forget So Eun but Wook wants to help her. Seo Young tells Se Na he'll ruin Wook because of her.

The next scenes are very sweet. Wook is helping Se Na by getting her mind of off writing the song and bringing her places that may inspire her. He takes her to an art gallery and an abandoned amusement park. When Se Na comments that the park will be gone someday Wook tells her that it will be in peoples' memories and that memories become songs which becomes someone else's memory. Se Na needs to use her memories to write songs. Wook wrote the best songs when he was in love.

This scene just broke my heart. Wook is talking to So Eun about how much fun he had with Se Na that day and how he wished it could have been the three of them. He feels so guilty over waht happened to So Eun. He thinks that if he didn't hold onto So Eun she'd still be alive. I need more background information because this is driving me crazy! Look at how torn up he is!

So Se Na had no clue that she needed to arrange her song and record a guide singing it. She asked the other members of Infinite Power to help out but they refused so Se Na maniuplated Shi Woo into doing it. I think he kind of wanted to though. Oh and earlier WWWGW tried a trick to get Wook but it didn't work and Seo Young tried to propose to WWWGW and that backfired too. A whole heap of rejection in this drama!

There you have it. Seo Young finally lost it and is leaving the company with Infinite Power. Everyone is freaking out and WWWGW tries to stop him but he is determined. He has had enough and won't listen to anyone. He wants to take everything from Wook one at a time to get his revenge. Se Na thinks that it is her fault that Seo Young is leaving but Wook tells her that it isn't and not to worry about it. 

Seo Young sent a picture of Wook's father with another woman and little boy and Wook is not happy. His father says that there was nothing wrong with what he did with that woman and Wook loses it. He doesn't understand how his father can be like this. Not even a year after Wook's mom passed away his father was married again and now there is this woman. Wook tells his father that he doesn't want anything to do with him anymore.

Everyone is stressed out after their long day and all of the happenings so Se Na makes an awkward attempt to apologize. It is cute, though, and you can tell that Wook is touched. I'm disappointed that we didn't get to hear her song but I'm sure we'll be able to in the future.

I can't tell you how many times I've tried to write this recap! I kept getting distracted. This episode was interesting and I'm looking forward to finding out more of everyone's story. I'm really curious about what happened between Wook and So Eun. What do you guys think? Will you be watching the rest of the series?

Kpop Challenge Day 28

Day 28-Do a Kpop purge! 

You do know what the definition of purge is right? Like, you get it don't you? Purge: "rid (someone) of an unwanted feeling, memory, or condition, typically giving a sense of cathartic release." I have no unwanted feelings, memories, or conditions in regards to Kpop so I don't need to do a purge. Okay? No purge for Amy. Asking a Kpop addict to do a purge is preposterous! 

I will post a video of Arashi, though, so that you all may appreciate Jpop and because you want me to do a Kpop purge. Psh. You're welcome.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Evil Kdrama Hotties

I can't concentrate on my "My Lovable Girl" recap because I'm distracted by the evil Jae Young hottie so I thought I'd do an evil kdrama hotties post. Some are completely evil and some aren't but they try their best so stop giving them a hard time! Gosh!

First, Kim Jin Woo since I'm distracted by his character Jae Young in My Lovable Girl.

So this next one turned evil for good reason and then became good again but even when he was evil I shipped him with the female lead which is rare for me. Nam Goong Min who played the kind of evil Jang Joon Ha in "Can You Hear My Heart?".

He has the sweetest smile and then bam!

This. I mean. What was I saying?

Finally (for now), Lee Tae Sung who played the evil Yong Tae Mu in Rooftop Prince. 

I'm not liking how photo-shopped his face looks but, you know, hot so don't touch!

Who are your evil Kdrama hotties?

Kpop Challenge Day 27

Day 27-Meme of your favorite group

I think it is obvious who my favorite group is. Now to find my favorite meme of them! This one makes me laugh every time.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Kpop Challenge Day 26

Day 26-Blurry picture of bias I could have (and almost did) a screenshot of T.O.P without his shirt on in Tazza 2 but that has been circulating so much that I found another blurry picture. I like this one too! Where's the blurry picture of your bias?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Boarding House No. 24 Episode 1 Review

I was going to recap this show but I think I'll just do a mini recap/review of each episode and throw in some fun pictures or gifs from each episode that I liked.

So, episode one. Overall I enjoyed it. The laugh track threw me off at first because it has been so long since I watched a sitcom but once I got used to it I barely noticed it anymore. We got introduced to all of the characters and got some background information on each one.

There are six twenty four year olds. Three women and three men who all have distinct traits. My favorites so far are the mysterious girl (Min Do He), the workoutaholic (Kim Dong Joon), and the North Korean defector (Li Bang In). I have a feeling I'll like the other characters more as the show progresses.

We also find out why the owner house hatched such an elaborate plan to bring everyone there. It turns out he was pretty wild back in the day and out of the 99 women he slept with in 1990 six had children the next year and one of them is his child. So, after his father died he decided to change himself and find his child.

 I think that the show will be a fun ride and I'm looking forward to the next episode. Here is one of my favorite scenes from the show.

Kpop Challenge Day 25

Day 25-Favorite khiphop artist

Why? Whyyyyyyy?! Why are you doing this to me? Hm? Hmmmm? Sigh. Here we go.
You know what? I'm going to say it is Basterd because I'm really liking them right now and I want them to get more popular so there you go. Basterd! There are so many excellent Khiphop artists though so if you haven't already go exploring for more! Here is one of Basterd's MVs.

Basterd twerking. Just 'cause.

My Lovable Girl Episode 3 Recap

I thought this episode was better than the last two but more on that later. Recap, go!

The last episode ended with Se Na asking Wook if he likes her. Wook says that he is trying to get his investment back after paying off her debt. He just wants to make music with Se Na and does not see her as a woman. She wonders if she is a man then and gets on the bus where she receives a call from the loan sharks who want to say good bye and congratulate her on finding a kindhearted man. Se Na goes back to Joo Hong's house where she is reunited with her guitar.

I know that her name is Hae Yoon but she will now be known as "Woman who won't get Wook" or WWWGW for short. That is what I call her in my notes and it suits her, don't you think? Anyway. WWWGW came to Wook's house to take him to work because she is nervous that he won't show up on his own. Before WWWGW came in Wook thought she was Se Na. Wook tells Se Na that he can't leave Dal Bong alone so she offers to send her maid over to watch him and proceeded to eat Dol Bong's food. Poor WWWGW. 

Everyone is in a meeting discussing who should be the president of ANA and this guy is on a rant about how nobody but Jae Young can fill the role. President Lee is present through video without this guy's knowledge and says that Wook is qualified too. Just the sound of President Lee's voice made the guy jump. When Wook walked in he asked everyone to fill in the gaps he'll make since he won't be working hard and will only be at ANA for two months. 

Se Na arrives for her appointment at ANA and is surprised when she is told to go the president's office. What is even more surprising is that Wook is in the president's office. When Se Na asks why Wook didn't tell her he said it is because he was a bum until yesterday. To fulfill her contract Se Na has to write a 20,000,000 Won song in two months or repay the debt that Wook covered. When asked if he'll regret it Wook says he doesn't have 20,000,000 Won regrets. 

When Wook introduced Se Na to Jae Young he was a total jerk telling Se Na that she wouldn't amount to anything and dismissing her influence on Infinite Power's title song because he listens to and gets inspired by 100s of songs daily. Wook mentions that he must have heard something in Se Na's song, however, because he actually used it. Since Se Na didn't audition like all the other trainees it is decided that she will remain on a monthly trial basis. WWWGW wants to know why Wook invested in Se Na and if she is really that talented and Wook says his gut tells him that she is. Se Na has a week to come up with a song for the monthly review.

Wook has an adorable half sister named Min Ah! She is a trainee at ANA and Wook is concerned. He isn't sure if this is what Min Ah wants or her mother and tells Min Ah's mom that Min Ah has to know she can succeed to do well in the business. When Wook went to the hospital to see why his dad is letting Min Ah be a trainee at ANA President Lee is flirting with the nurses. President Lee asks where else he would send his daughter. YG or Cube? President Lee tells Wook to stick Min Ah in a girl group and leave her alone. Wook wants to know if his father is trying to run his life again and President Lee tells him to work hard so that Pres Lee won't have to. He also says that he won't interfere in Wook's love life anymore but Wook says he will never love anyone until the day he does (uh huh) and informs his father that he has not forgiven Pres Lee.

When asked by Se Na if Wook wrote all of his songs about the same question he avoids answering and tells Se Na to call him president not mister. Infinite Power is discussing their contract with Wook when Shi Woo comes in late because Rae Hoon didn't tell him about the meeting. They make it sound like Shi Woo drove separately because he enjoys driving. Wook conratulates Shi Woo on becoming a singer and Shi Woo asks if Wook will be building a funeral mound as promised. Apparently Wook didn't have a lot of faith in Shi Woo becoming a singer. I don't know if that is the case or if Wook was pushing Shi Woo to become better. As they're leaving Shi Woo and Rae Hoon argue about Rae Hoon's poor leadership skills.

Shi Woo finds Se Na sitting with her guitar in a practice room and sneaks up on her. He proceeds to go over the code of trainees and how everything Se Na uses at ANA is bought with money he earned for the company but Se Na doesn't comply. She tells Shi Woo that she knows why Ra Eum rejected him. Ouch! Right after she said that, though, a manager came in to tell Se Na that she is on cleaning duty. Kind of hurts your cause doesn't it Se Na? 

Ra Eum is talking with WWWGW about coming to the company for President Lee but WWWGW calls her out. WWWGW knows why Ra Eum is really there and tells her to break things of with Rae Hoon. WWWGW also tells Ra Eum to change her hair color and when Ra Eum protests saying her color is popular WWWGW disagrees and tells her that she is not a fashionista even though she wants to be. 

Ra Eum wants to know what Shi Woo wants for his birthday but he doesn't really answer her. He pulls the "I want to kiss you but I'm just reaching behind you to push a button" move and tells Ra Eum he isn't interested in her anymore. Ra Eum agrees that they should be friends since they are family now but Shi Woo doesn't even want that kind of relationship with her. Wook has to go to a difficult meeting despite his earlier protest and Se Na has to organize Shi Woo's gifts. While organizing the gifts the manager sees Wook leaving with WWWGW and points out that WWWGW probably already called dibs on him.

Wook is at the difficult meeting and it turns out the reason is that the investor has women troubles. He wants to see Ra Eum or he won't invest so Wook says he'll let the investor see her. WWWGW is not happy with that idea because the investor may want more but Wook says that is for Ra Eum to decide.

It is Shi Woo's birthday party! Shi Woo has something special planned for his fans because he loves them. What fangirl doesn't want to hear that? They all swoon but Rae Hoon has a video he prepared for everyone to watch first. At the end of the video it shows Shi Woo being smacked by Se Na. Shi Woo brushes it off as a mistake so that his fans don't get upset then goes outside to talk to Rae Hoon. Rae Hon is upset because Shi Woo replaced Joong Do and feels like Shi Woo is not talented enough. Shi Woo said he didn't ask to replace Joong Do and the boys get into a fight. After Se Na breaks up their fight and Rae Hoon leaves Se Na apologizes for everything but Shi Woo told her not to say sorry because he wants to be cruel to her.

When Ra Eum showed up to the meeting she almost ripped up her contract because she thought Wook wanted her to do inappropriate things with the investor. That wasn't the case, though, because Wook actually invited the investor's wife to the meeting so that the investor wouldn't do anything to Ra Eum. WWWGW was so relieved and happy afterwards because she had been afraid that Wook changed. There is a meeting about what happened at Shi Woo's party and the ranting guy from earlier wants to know who Se Na is and why she is in their company. Wook said it is the manager's fault for not monitoring Rae Hoon's activities. Jae Young still insists that it is Se Na's fault the investment was lost. When Se Na meets Wook on the roof and apologizes he tells her how disappointed she is and how much he regrets his investment because she isn't working hard enough to write a song.

WWWGW had a meeting with the media who were at Shi Woo's party and they have audio of the events but no video. If Rae Hoon will MC for them they won't leak the audio. Jae Young is still upset about Wook's presence and tells WWWGW that he doesn't like Wook because WWWGW has feelings for Wook and if she isn't careful she may lose him not as a man but a producer. Wook is watching Se Na practice and almost walks in when he remembers Se Na asking if he likes her. WWWGW walks up and asks if Se Na is really talented and Wook says it doesn't matter if Se Na doesn't rise to the occasion. Just as they're walking away Se Na begins to play the keyboard and Wook is mesmerized.

It is thirty minutes before Se Na's turn to be evaluated and Jae Young asks her to go to the studio to pick up an mp3. He says Se Na doesn't have to worry about the evaluation because she doesn't need it. During the evaluation nobody is good enough and Jae Young criticizes everyone harshly but Min Ah. She was the worst but got praised. Wook got anxious when the song that was playing during his accident played and he had to leave the room. The file wasn't ready when Se Na arrived at the studio so she didn't get to the evaluation until everyone had finished. Wook let her sing and everyone was moved by her song even the ranting guy from earlier. Wook said it lacked the basics of songwriting but it was charming.

Jae Young wonders why Wook only evaluated Se Na and Wook says he did it because the others were Jae Young's kids. He agrees to evaluate them and tells the girl group if their concept is sexy Jae Young needs to help them fulfill it, tells the solo girl she practices too much and needs to go to the hospital before she collapses, questions why everyone praised Min Ah when she doesn't know basics of singing, and tells the solo guy he needs to be his own person. 

Jae Young wants to know if Wook thinks that Se Na is the best and Wook wants to know if Jae Young doesn't want to admit it or can't see it: that music is an art. Wook said it would be embarrassing if the nation's best songwriter couldn't see that. Jae Young took this as a challenge and proposed a battle between himself and Se Na. If the song he writes wins Se Na will leave the company and if Se Na's song wins Jae Young will leave. As they're leaving some of the trainees think that Wook was too harsh while some think he offered constructive criticism and wonder what his relationship with Se Na is. The manager tells Se Na that she is lucky to have such a great backer and apologizes for making Se Na work so hard.

Min Ah is not happy about what her brother said and is crying in the car. Her mom is upset too and tells Wook that he should help Min Ah because she has endured seventeen years (I'm guessing in his family) and she will make Min Ah a singer no matter what. Wook finds Se Na outside looking at a balloon and wonders why she isn't working on her song. Se Na said she wanted to stay at ANA a long time but Wook ruined it and she wonders why he did that. Wook tells her that there could be a miracle and she is special to him because it has been a long time since his heart beat while listening to someone's song. 

There you have it! Episode three! I hope ya'll don't mind all of the WWWGWs. That is her character name in my head. It makes me feel bad for her but that girl needs to wake up! I liked her character more during this episode. She was adorable when she was so happy that Wook hadn't changed and didn't sell out Ra Eum. 

I'm really appreciating Se Na's sassy ways, especially when they backfire on her. I don't she'll ever be able to make good on her threat to Shi Woo. Speaking of Shi Woo. Am I the only one shipping Shi Woo and Se Na? I mean, don't get me wrong, I really like Wook but I'm not feeling anything between him and Se Na. I think Shi Woo and Se Na have a lot more chemistry. I rarely go for the second lead couple ship but this time I'm feeling it. Maybe it will slowly build up between Se Na and Wook. We're only on episode three after all.

I'm still not sure about this show. Something keeps pulling in despite it being so basic and predictable. I guess I'm getting attached to the characters. Especially Shi Woo. I think that Shi Woo is very interesting. It seems like he is putting on a tough guy act because he is defensive about replacing a member of Infinite Power. He knows the members don't care for him so he feels like he needs to be a tough guy. 

I almost feel like I'm watching for the side characters because I think I know what will happen between Wook and Se Na. They'll start to fall in love, she'll find out he dated her sister, drama, and back together more in love than before. We'll see, though! I could be surprised.

What do you guys think of My Lovable Girl so far? How about one last picture of Shi Woo's smile? I was definitely swooning too much over him during this episode. Be well, everyone!