Archive | April, 2012

Starbucks Happy Hour!

30 Apr


It’s back!  The Starbucks in the Philippines has brought back the ‘Happy Hour’ promo, which as the poster stated, you are able to buy a Starbucks Frappucino for half a price, but you can only get it on Mondays. Time to get my White Mocha then! ^^


Korean Hana Kimi [Insights]

26 Apr

Korean Hana Kimi will be given the title ‘To the Beautiful You’, with the lead roles to be given to SHINee’s Minho and f(x)’s Sulli.

As an avid fan of the past versions of Hana Kimi, the Japanese version has always been an all time favorite. I love it more than Boys Over Flowers and My Girlfriend is a Gumiho. My expectations for the production of this show is very high. The past versions are a hit. I have predicted and saw the potential of Minho to be the lead role since he has the physique of the lead role (Sano, in the Japanese), which is a high jumper and has a cold personality.

The female lead role is really what gives the netizens a buzz. My guesses have included Taeyeon (because she looks good in short hair), Yoona (one of the public’s favorite and has acting experience), Sooyoung (she could probably pull it off), Krystal (she can do it and if Yoona and Yuri can look good as guys, I bet their lovechild look alike could also pull off the man look), Sulli (young, popular and has acting experience) and the most obvious pick of everyone, Amber (with her tomboyish looks).

Probably, others, like me, would have gone for somene like Amber of Sooyoung or I’m just being biased. Earlier, the news of the lead roles came out with the predicted Minho and the not-so-surprising-yet-I-still am-chosen lead, Sulli. I’m not really sure if Sulli could pull off the look. Sure, the acting has no problem, but let’s face it, it’s not just the acting that needs to work out. Ella Chen and Horikita Maki had to chop off their hair for the role. I can’t imagine Sulli chopping her hair. Though there are wigs, it won’t be that amazing if she kept her real hair under a fake one.

Reading the comments on Allkpop, I find it funny how you see two sides about Sulli getting the role and not Amber, one is the side that wants Amber to get the lead and the other defending why Sulli should be a better option. They said Amber has no ability to act and that her Korean is not that good while Sulli is experienced in the acting field. I wonder how will Amber have this ‘acting experience’ when she really doesn’t have unless SME will really give her. I think those people who says that it’s because her Korean isn’t good are stupid. Donghae and Siwon filmed Skip Beat using Korean, not Taiwanese, but it doesn’t mean that they don’t study the language. Amber can practice Korean. The language is pretty easy to learn and I have no formal lessons regarding it. She probably has, so doesn’t it make it easy for her? Also, acting can be learned. Suzy learned to act while she was in Dream High. Can’t Amber do it? It’s not that I think Sulli can’t do it. I just think that her ‘image’ doesn’t suit the role. On the bright side, it’s a turning point and time for her to strip away from that aegyo and cute image that she’s been doing since their debut.

Since SME had made their statements regarding the lead, I’ll just wait for the announcements for the supporting roles. I would love to see who would get the roles of the dorm leaders (I want Leeteuk to be their Dorm Leader! 😀 Kangin for the leader of the dorm of the martial artists, which is is Dorm 1), the gay doctor (My Heechul would have fit this role, but he’s at service~ T.T), the creepy guy who sees ghosts (Yesung, no doubt, should have do this), Hibari 4 (though I initially wanted the girls of SNSD to be here, I think Krystal would fit as their leader but they’ll lack one member because they’re 5, despite having the name) and of course Nakatsu (I love this guy! I love how he imagines Mizuki in a dress and thinks he’s crazy and gay~ XD). Lastly, I hope even at least one Exo member would be here, even if just one of their idiotic dorm mates.

P.S. I wanted to see Amber in a dress, but I don’t think I can imagine her to be kissed by Minho… But I can’t also imagine another guy, who would play Nakatsu, kiss Minho. That is if SME will do that scene. Probably not. Boo~

Also posted in asianfanfics of kiwibubblecat.

Korean Hana Kimi Lead Roles!

26 Apr

Last yearSM Entertainment announced that they would be producing a Korean drama adaptation, ‘To the Beautiful You’, off the insanely popular Japanese comic, ‘Hana Kimi‘.

Although several names have been on and off the potential cast list, rumors started circulating last month that SHINee‘s Minho and f(x)‘s Sulli may be selected for the lead roles. It seems those rumors have finally been confirmed, for a source within the drama staff revealed that Minho and Sulli have indeed been cast as the leading roles for the drama.

PD Jun Ki Sang of ‘Boys Over Flowers‘ will be directing the drama, and it’s also been revealed that the drama has been picked up by SBS to begin airing in the second half of this year as well.

SBS had originally aimed to begin airing it as the follow-up to ‘Ghost’ but delayed it to the second half of the year instead, putting ‘Faith’ in its place.

Source + Photos: Sports Chosun via Nate

cr: allkpop

I Miss You

25 Apr

I miss the way you kept stealing glances at me. I thought you were just staring into space, not at me.

I miss the way you would look in the mirror and fix that hair of yours, only to end up meeting my gaze.

I miss the way you walked up to me and began our conversation, like it was a natural thing.

I miss the way you would stop whatever you were doing to talk with me. Others would try to distract us, but you wanted for us to talk a little longer.

I miss the night we first went out. My dad told me what his first impression about you and I was happy when he approved of you.

I miss that day when we were clueless and watched each other at the gym. You teased me and I teased you too.

I miss that day when we texted each other the whole day. I don’t usually use my phone, but you made me give it a reason.

I miss the day we went on a double date with my friend. How can I forget that day I cut my class for you and spent 4 and a half hours with you? We were with my friend, then we were alone. I met your roommate and his girlfriend and we were alone again.

I miss that moment when you first fed me frozen yogurt. It was your first time to taste it too and you said you like it.

I miss that moment when we went to fully booked and talked a little about our family. We also laughed at some of the covers of the books we saw.

I miss every time you ask me when you can take me alone to go on a vacation. You would tell me that you would want to go there with me.

I miss that time you asked to go to Starbucks so we could take pictures. You couldn’t smile and I did all the smiling.

I miss that time you waited for me while I had my last class despite the heat. You even met my block mates afterwards.

I miss that time we rode the jeepneys and tricycles together. I held your hand and even placed my head on your shoulder.

I miss your messages of pick-up lines. You know what to say to melt my heart. I looked like a fool smiling at your messages, as what my classmates said.

I miss that when I woke up, you suddenly messaged me. You slept late that day and still woke up early just to tell me to wake up and greet me good morning.

I miss that you were beside me while I had a problem with my family.

I miss that you were still able to make me smile.

I miss it when you teased me saying you would kiss me. I wish you really did that even if we were in public.

I miss it when you held my hand as we listen to your favorite song.

I miss it when you said that I was your sweetest drug. Your pick up lines just melt my heart.

I miss it when you said that I was girlfriend.

I miss it when you said that you were my boyfriend.

I miss it when you said you were jealous of Heechul. But you saw that the home wallpaper of my ipod was us.

Most of all, I miss you.

If I could choose that moment I want us to relive, I want us to go back to those when we were in Starbucks with my hand intertwined with yours and my head on your shoulder because we don’t eed words at that time. You would smell the top of my head or even kiss it. Just silence envelopes us, the sound of the background music and possibly the sound of our hearts.

I don’t need anyone telling me that I liked him so much and got hurt so much because he was my ideal guy. Yes, but besides that, I got hurt because he left me the time I needed him the most. He made me feel what every girl should feel, what everyone should feel, the feeling of being love and being cared for. He made me feel what I wanted to feel. He came to my life unexpectedly and left unexpectedly too.

If I would tell him one thing, I wouldn’t. I want him to see that I’m happy even if he’s gone and that I have no boyfriend… but I also want him to see through my eyes that I miss him and it’s still him…

even if he has someone else now.

Dear My Family

24 Apr

SMTown is a family. We may have hated Lee Soo Man or Kim Young Min at some point for giving low budget MVs, especially to Super Junior and overworking the artists. But we got to admit that they house some of the best talents in the Kpop world. From the first generation idols like HOT, SES, Shinhwa, to one of the most successful solo artists there is, BoA, to the second generation idols that DBSK, Super Junior and Girls Generation began and to the maknae groups, f(x), SHINee and Exo, truly, SMTown is composed of wonderful people.

People would always say that YG Family is the perfect example of a family out there since VIPs and Blackjacks are really like siblings. SMTown fans are a little out of hand at times. I admit that at times, SONEs and ELFs don’t get along. Usually, we blame SONEs as the bad ones, but let’s face it, isn’t there that family member that causes a problem? SMTown doesn’t have the perfect fans, but they have a perfect family bonding.

We may see them smiling with their own group during concerts, but when it’s SMTown Live or behind the stage, we can see the friendship that this family has. They shared the tears, the joy and pain with everyone. We’ll never even know how close they are behind the stage. Their friendship might probably even be greater than what we could think of.

This is family, where Jumping Boas, Cassiopeias, Traxians, Shapleys, ELFs, SONEs, Shawols, Pluses, Exotics and all fans of SMTown, are dysfunctional, but this what makes us a family. Despite everything, we love each other.

Someday We’ll Know

23 Apr

To those who were born in in 90s, probably heard or know this song. This is probably one of the best songs ever made. It’s the theme song of the very famous movie, A Walk To Remember, one of the most romantic movies teenagers consider as, or in most of my friends say do.

Even the lyrics is probably the most beautiful I’ve ever heard.


90 miles outside Chicago
Can’t stop driving
I don’t know why
So many questions
I need an answer
Two years later
You’re still on my mind

Whatever happened to Amelia Earhart?
Who holds the stars up in the sky?
Is true love just once in a lifetime?
Did the captain of the Titanic cry?

Someday we’ll know if love can move a mountain
Someday we’ll know why the sky is blue
Someday we’ll know why I wasn’t meant for you

Does anybody know the way to Atlantis
Or what the wind says when she cries?
I’m speeding by the place that I met you
For the 97th time tonight

Someday we’ll know if love can move a mountain
Someday we’ll know why the sky is blue
Someday we’ll know why I wasn’t meant for you
Someday we’ll know why Samson loved Delilah
One day I’ll go dancing on the moon
Someday you’ll know that I was the one for you

I bought a ticket to the end of the rainbow
I watched the stars crash in the sea
If I could ask God just one question
Why aren’t you here with me tonight?

Someday we’ll know if love can move a mountain
Someday we’ll know why the sky is blue
Someday we’ll know why I wasn’t meant for you
Someday we’ll know why Samson loved Delilah
One day I’ll go dancing on the moon
Someday you’ll know that I was the One for you



 As an avid fa…

23 Apr


As an avid fan of Kpop, I can totally relate to this. Then one day, my dream of having a Korean guy as a boyfriend came true when one oppa came into my life. I like him so much and I found out he likes me too. In short, we dated. But we didn’t last long. We were so happy. We were ‘cute and perfect’ as what others would say. I really didn’t know what went wrong and why he suddenly decided to end things between us.

Now, I’m single. Looking for someone, not really. But if someone comes, I’ll welcome him.