Writing with Laira

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[KDrama] King of Baking, Kim Tak Gu


I’m aware that I’m so late already because I was actually hesitant to watch this because I perceived it to be a heavy drama (well, it is indeed a heavy drama) but my infatuation for Yoon Shi Yoon took over. Watching him being so quiet and mature in Barefoot Friend made me want to see him more.

Through this drama, he actually proved his versatility and amazing capabilities in acting. I saw him being oh-so funny and childish in Flower Boy Next-Door but here. The funny and playful guy was seen too but he was able to let the audience feel that there is a certain sadness in him despite the positive facade.

It made me curious if such greedy and evil people really do exist and how far they could really go just to get their wants. It’s would be really heartbreaking to know that such person really do exist.

Talking about the ending, I like how he ended up with Lee Young Ah’s character. At the beginning of the series, I wanted Tak Gu to end up with her because she was funny, less gloomy and feisty. On the other hand, Eugene’s character was tainted with a very bad past that she ended up being the bad one. I always believed that leading ladies should be the ‘almost’ perfect one. That is the contributing factor why I don’t like her to end up with Tak Gu. It was also relieving that she was the one who make Joo Won’s character change and re-think about his actions that absolutely turned the story around.

Well, I’m giving it 10 out of 10! It was great! No dull moments, it made me really thrilled to go home after work, it made me laugh and cry and it was really educational. The soundtrack was incredibly amazing. The viewing experience was really nice especially when KyuHyun’s voice surfaces each time someone cries and delivers the lines. And most importantly, I love the ending, just exactly what I want it to be.


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[KMovie] Cyrano Dating Agency


It was educational too, I’ve haven’t heard about Cyrano de Bergerac’s love story. Love can really make all things possible even if it means wooing someone you like on behalf of someone more conventionally handsome friend. It was bittersweet yet beautiful.

The movie made me wonder if there are really agencies like this in real life; I bet it’ll sell like pancakes. But what would your relationship with someone be like after succeeding? As I have seen, they tried ‘correcting’ the behaviors and attitudes of their clients to fit their prospects.Does that mean that the clients should become someone else to be liked by the person they like? That kinda unlikely.

I still believe that if someone would really love you, they should love you for who you are; no more, no less. That’s the entire point of falling in love. I always go for loving so unconditionally; supporting on what they are good at and accepting one’s imperfections because that’s what make us humans. Don’t you think?

Well, I would rate the movie 8 out of 10! I really loved the casting and the setting. The script is funny and witty and it suited the characters well. And this movie made me want to watch the series!

Here’s the trailer for the drama series

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[JDrama] Rebound


After a heartbreak from a failed relationship, overweight since childhood, Nobuko (Aibu Saki) decides to lose the excess baggage. She succeeded in doing so and began working for her dreams in a famous fashion magazine. Until she met a handsome patisserie, Taiichi (Hayama Mokomichi) and that started her struggle to figure out what really makes her happy? A model-like figure? Doing your dream job? Getting married to the guy of your dreams?

Unlike the gifted ones who can always look good without even trying, there are some who should fight their genes and hormones to fit to the clothes they wanted to wear. I can empathize perfectly with these people as I once fought my genes too. It was crazy and terribly hard. And that what made me watch this drama at the first place.


Rating the drama from a scale of 1-10, I would give it a 7. I liked how the plot progressed; it was fast and straight to the point, no dragging moments at all. I loved how after each shocking events happen after another. Well, as for the bad side, I could say there is this certain exaggeration in the acting that turns me off at times. Tolerable though because that is usually a characteristic of a Japanese Drama.

All in all, it was a good watch! I recommend! Hayama is such an eye-candy!