25 August 2013

courtroom scenes, lovelorn classmate, and a guy that can read thoughts

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I signed up for Luminosity to "Get a more efficient brain." Saw a commercial for it. I've already gotten an e-mail for Lesson 6. I haven't begun. I keep forgetting! And I'm trying to remember if I bought graham crackers last weekend. S'mores.

In a campfire scene in Too Beautiful For You, one of my favorite Korean soap operas, and even though I'm not Korean I love to watch them, they were making S'mores. After three years I am still unable to learn the language, despite the fact that I've downloaded Survival Phrases (iTunes reviewers commented that this language series got them up and running with friendly voices that teach). Maybe I should have gone with Rosetta Stone. That's what I get for being cheap.

My fascination of Sulli who's a singer and dancer in the K-Pop group f(x) and Minho of SHINee quickly became apparent. The magic about it is that they are both actors as well as rock stars which I wasn't aware of until I looked them up on AsianWiki. Watch f(x)'s video for Pinocchio and you will see what I mean. Sulli plays a girl who lives in The States, but flies to Korea to attend a boy's school to rejuvenate the athletic career of Minho. Even without make-up, a little boy haircut and prep-school outfit, you see her remarkable cuteness. Minho's lovable nature, who I'm sure has millions of K-Pop groupies of his own, is on par with her's. Fun adventures ensued. She eventually gets found out after some speculations and shenanigans. I was really sad when it ended, but the finale was better then I could have imagined. She's been featured in Nylon magazine.

If Tomorrow Comes is another fond fave about a girl who's mom lost her fortune but then claws her way back up to the top. I loved their mother-daughter relationship. Seo Woo played a darling ball of energy, filled with smiles and teardrops, who was accustomed to the rich life but fell in love with a working class guy. At the time her mom fell broke due to sketchy business deals and backstabbing employees, she considered selling her beloved expensive handbags to afford instant ramen, instead using her last coins, after her whole apartment was tagged for repo, only to spill the bowl of noodles across the kitchen table. In the end, the moral was that love conquers all. In real life she's done magazine spreads for Elle Girl and GQ in Korea. In the soap she looked like a Seoul babydoll Bettie Page.  

Other KDramas under my viewing: My Love By My Side, Smile Mom (incredibly they showed a scene from Shallow Hal when Jack Black is in the elevator with Tony Robbins!), Ghost, Queen of Ambition, and Wonderful Mama. When I'm engrossed in English subtitles, my boyfriend thinks I'm totally nutty.

23 August 2013

I try not to blog about things that really bug me but sometimes there are isues I want to get off my chest for whatever reason. Never wanting to make people feel badly, I try to find the positive aspect to every situation.

Case in point: I've discovered that it's iffy to order anything "custom-made" over the internet because, A) the logo I wanted designed was very expensive and I probably could have done a better job myself, and B) there is no real control even when JPGs are involved in e-mails. I did have success when a really cool artist drew a picture for me for a tattoo; one try and she hit the nail on the head.

I discovered someone created handwritten lyrics on shoes. They were advertised as white ballet flats featuring the person's amazing penning. With lots of back and forth contact, I felt like I wanted to oblige her, saying that there was no rush for getting the item to me and that I was a laid-back person. She was enthusiastic but I think in her striving to please me, things had sort of gotten botched because, A) the shoe that was on the site didn't come in my size so an alternate of a slip-on Vans-type was offered, which was okay with me, and B) some of the lyrics were wrong. She had shown me a pics through e-mails, I guess that was sort of my bad but she had already made them. 

It would have been better for her to just say that she couldn't find the shoe instead of saying she was driving all over town, I should have cancelled the order, no sweat. It was a big concern that I wear a true-to-size 6 but she bought a 7, since it fit her size 6 friend's feet, but they are too baggy for me. I'm going to have to toss them, because what am I going to do with them? She suggested that I should purchase some sealer so they would not get smudged. I believe she should include that in her process. She offered to re-do them but I felt exhausted and I sensed she did too. Just breathe and let it go. Chalk it up to experience.

20 August 2013

Morrissey meets the Peanuts Gang.

17 August 2013

I'm contemplating changing my future autobiography's title to Sleeping Under The Stars, switching "with" to "under," for my adventures with celluloid co-stars in my media noche realm. Who would spend money on that? I would. I was pondering James And The Giant Peach, since Gandolfini and I meet on a regular basis, but sadly it's already been taken.

Have you ever found yourself naked and in public? I would love to enlist the help of Lauren Lawrence, columnist for the NY Daily News and dream interpreter on Celebrity Nightmares Decoded, to demystify my psyche.  She has a fine-tuned intuition and a real believability to her gift.

My subliminal territory has been lacking a little bit recently, but I remember distinctly one with my Zumba teacher. Real life storyline: I e-mailed her one day to let her know that I wouldn't be attending class anymore, didn't get a reply which was more than strange since she'd always answer. We had hung-out a couple of times, so I felt hurt. What kind of person would diss you for five dollars a session? The illusory plot: she had written a book and was selling it from a car in a parking lot. Okay, Lauren, what does this mean? Even though my former cumbia coach is not yet famous.

It's not how you look but it's how you feel. Transcendental. "Dance like nobody's watching." I was in my element, looking down upon myself, as I rocked it on tip-toes with the Bollywood rhythm as my guide. I felt like an exotic Mumbai princess in spiritual pursuit but, in reality, more like a tangled octopus.

11 August 2013

i thought i had bird legs!
 juria makes mine look chubby.
The most current Extreme Weight Loss episode with Alyssa really freaked me out when she and Chris switched diets for a day to prove how detrimental junk food is on the body. He barely made it three hours with a menu of: 2 breakfast sandwiches, 2 hash browns, a large soda, 2 sugar donuts, and a 20-piece with large fries. Her daily dosage reached about 2K of calories by noon. When he slipped out some Cola burps and barfed up chicken nuggets, my crush nearly vaporized. But I still love him. Especially when he flew Chantell to France for a 26.2 mile marathon through the streets of Paris in the rain, and fully paid tuition for her last year of college. 

07 August 2013

enough said

Saw a preview of this movie on Access Hollywood. It looks so funny... purely sweet... and of course a little bit heartbreaking.