Monday, 23 July 2012

Musing Style :: Kim Sun Ah in Korean Drama 'I Do I Do'

  My favorite Korean Actress Kim Sun Ah 
(affectionately called Sunny) 

Back in the drama I Do I Do. 

I must admit it was not one of my favorite of her roles....I give it a 3/5. I didn't much like the acting of her co star. Though he did fit the immaturity role well and he sure cried easily! I like most was disappointed that we didn't see her stomach growing in the drama and i thought the last episode was SO anti climatic...
Regardless, i love and appreciate the message the drama is trying to send out to the public. That becoming a single mother is not the end of one's career as a professional, that it no longer means hiding away with the shame of your unwed mistake. It does not mean your dreams loose luster...if anything, they only intensify...
Also it was an opportunity to learn so much about the shoe industry from the design team to the production team. That's another thing i love about Korean Dramas, you often get to learn about things you would not usually get a chance to consider and learn to appreciate the work of those you do not pay mind to...

On a less serious note, since she plays a top business woman in this drama Kim Sun Ah is dressed to a t! Boy do i love Korean fashion! Check out some of her outfits in the show, taken from her facebook page :)

 I've seen her in a lot since i do love her acting.

 Oh how fun she is Kim Sun Ah and what she often stands for. This lady will pull out of a project if she finds she isn't able to dedicate enough time to make her performance 120% She has gained and lost pounds to be in varying roles. I love her dedication to her job and to her fans, her quirky attitude and good nature. :)

Night after Night/When it's at night

 A dishonest and vain history teacher and an employee of the national artifacts division track down stolen historical artifacts. Him for personal gain the other for the preservation of history.
 (my favorite of hers, double awesome because my favorite male actor was her co star!)

My Name is Kim Sam-Soon/My Lovely Kim Sam-Soon,

A  brilliant pastry chief with bad self image and low self esteem till she even hates her name, seeks to earn enough money to go after her dreams.

 Sent Of A Woman.
After being diagnosed with a fatal disease the a woman realizes she's spent all of her life saying yes to everybody but herself. She makes the best of the time she is given. 

 Movies: S Diary
A woman who realizes she is continually being used in her relationships all throughout her life (the poster shows her at different ages in her life) finally finds the courage to look into herself and take a stand for her worth by force.

Movies:  She's On Duty!

 A rash and rough police officer is forced to go undercover as a high school student in order to protect a gangster's daughter only to discover numerous discrepancies in the police force in a place where all her power is taken away from her...

Quotes from K-drama I Do I Do:

”The thing that makes us different from animals is because we improve ourselves through mistakes. If we fall down 7 times, we master how to fall down the right way at the 8th time.
Hwang Ji Ahn, I Do I Do (Ep. 15)

"What is the right path? Where should I go from here? I will probably live with concerns and panic. But I’m not afraid anymore. Life does not go as expected, but they bring unexpected gifts. My love, my child… and the people who I am grateful to… I received such a great gift in those short 9 months. What kind of gifts will be waiting for me in my rough future? I am very curious. No, I’m definitely looking forward to them."

 “The fate on the road can be perfect only when it’s ended on the road.” – Ji An

“All people are cowards. Even more so when they have something to protect.” – Gun Hyung

"It's like expecting boiled chicken to lay an egg"

"i do not ever want to so weak that i have to step on others to get ahead"

"People who stab you in the back will always only ever see your back"

Here is the trailer. No subtitles though sorry :( At the end where they are under covers speaking seductively, that part is not in the drama, that's just the actor and actress being silly to the audience lol

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Musing :: DIY - Rainbow Popsicle

So! is been a little while hasn't it?
Now i am back having finished my semester and the DIY project that has been seriously trying my patience! I did it though!

Of course, much like most other things in life...not without challenges...
I do not have popsicle molds so here is the cup i used. It's actually very small despite the angle of the photo..I have popsicles sticks, bought in the states YEARS ago for like 99cents or something.

This one i did with one of my favorite drinks in the world; freshly squeezed lime juice!

I like mine a bit on the tangy/acidic side :D

So i did it the old fashioned way:
One layer of juice mixed with the food colouring of my choice.
I used two glasses, one so i knew just how much liquid i was useing and the short one to measure out the liquid as evenly into layers as i could get it free hand...

I tried to go for rainbow on my first popsicle but as you can see i failed, i'll explain that.
Pure and simple i got tired of putting in one layer of coloured juice at a time, waiting three hours, putting in the next mixture and waiting again. So i tried to cheat and throw in the next coloured mixture when the juice seemed semi hard....ya...that didn't work.
As you can see the red is hardly noticeable and my blue and green melded into one big not so pretty glob of green...

So i decided to try again...
My mom had just made some banana smoothies (they're delish I'll find out the recipe later) i love them because you don't need perfect bananas for the shakes, they help you to not be wasteful and taste great!

When i saw it i loved that beautiful white creamy colour (this is a bad last minute shot when it was almost all gone, the lighting is bad so the colour isn't rightly represented sorry :( ) because if you're an artist at all you know that white brings beautiful vibrancy to colour. 
Great base liquid for popsicles...well...banana creamsicles now i guess?
Either way the process is the same with whatever liquid you use but i have found you get better results with liquid that is a bit thick :)

I used this cup this time as i was afraid of getting the popsicle out of the cup and since this cup is made of paper i knew i could cut it if i needed to. 
Luckily i didn't need to.

Layer by layer i went again, once every three hours, though honestly i was just being causious this time.
i realized on inserting one of the colours, when i got anxious again and put it in two hours later than the last colour, it was fine since the liquid is thicker thus has a greater density (Yay physics? No? ok..)
The cup i used is much bigger on this go round so therefore so is the popsicle but it was a first try and just for me. Of course the size of your popsicle will be equivalent to the size of your container :)

All in all? TA DA!

When i have it to my connivance I'll use fruit juice alone. 
Such colours like watermelon, grape, orange juice should work fine, with lots more patients ;)
Any ideas what fruit juice colours might work?
Enjoy your summer! 

Peace. Love. Rainbows Patience!

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Musing :: NOTD : 31 Sharp Nails - Nail Art Challenge

I found this fun nail challenge over on one of my new favorite nail blogs The Polish Squirrel (wil definitely be trying some of those!) I can't say I'll finish this in a month as i think that would be horrible for my natural nails but it does seem so fun so i will try it :)


 I was pleased to realise i have already done quite a few of these  however. Below each day links to the corresponding suggested pattern in the challenge. The rest i will have to share with you slowly so as not to seem over whelming yes? 
For now, do enjoy the following:

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19 Day 20 Day 21 Day 22 Day 23 Day 24 Day 25 Day 26 Day 27 Day 28 Day 29 Day 30 Day 31
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