Guys!~ You have no idea how excited I am right now! I’ve never heard of the award before my fellow blogger “misscupcakes” blogs about it. It is such an honor to be nominated for this award and I just….saglkrebgusvarbqwejkfagredfer. I want to thank “The Drama Noona” for nominating me because this is the best gift I’ve received from the New Year. Honestly, I kinda feel guilty because I don’t blog that regularly but I really appreciate all of your support! I can’t make a promise to blog that often but I will try my best to give you more quality posts. You’ll just have to bear with me until I finish my Junior Cert in the summer (this really sucks!T^T) and then I can have more spare time to write posts for you guys. I can, however, promise you that as long as at least one of you is still reading my blog, I will never give up on this blog. You guys are the ones who support this blog and make this blog the way it is today so I’m very blessed to have you guys.
I think you guys already know how much I love you so I’ll move on to the award to let you know more about me:) There are several rules for this award:
1. Each nominee link back the person who nominated them.
2. Answer 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.
3. Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.
4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.
Answers to The Drama Noona’s questions~
1.Why did you start blogging?
A: At the start, it was a way to get my Asian drama passion out to the world since there was no one around to share my drama opinions. As well as that, I immigrated into Ireland 5 years ago but my English didn’t improve a lot so it was also a way for me to practise my English. I still haven’t that many close friends in real life but I find that blogging is a great way to make friends who share the same passion for dramas as me. Everyone is welcomed to comment on my blog! I always try to reply comments as soon as possible. If you want you can even tweet me at @KellyCheong2 ~
2. How did you come up with the name of your blog?
A: Well…..my blog name is kinda lame to some people but it is the three words that define me. I would not be me without any of the three words. There are more words as well but these three pretty up sums up the lot. The name Kelly is extremely important to me because it is literally the only thing that my Grandpa had left me. A lot of my friends thinks that I don’t look like a Kelly at all but I still like my name. Kdrama, the most obvious one, is just something I can’t live without. There has never been a single day I’ve spent without watching a drama. I presume all of you know how I feel because kdrama is just a black hole that sucks you in without giving you a chance to escape. The last word, fantasy, is the world in which I live in. I live in the fantasy of anime, dramas and books. In my fantasy world, it is the world that I feel my existence the most and in it, it is the only place where I feel completely free.(yes~ I have an extreme fantasy syndrome but who cares? I’m comfortable and satisfied! Sometimes I imagine that my loved one from the future will eventually pull me out of this obsession but then I just realize that I’m just fantasizing more:/ ) This is actually my favourite question! It is so simple but it can also have such a profound meaning to some of us.
3.Who is your favorite author?
A: This is actually hard to pick! I love most of the authors of the book’s I’ve read but if I have to pick one, it would be Michael Morpurgo. He is an author for children more then teenagers but I’ve read all of the books he has released and he’s the author that brought me into the fantasy of books so I have to say it’s him. I often recommend him to my friends’ younger brother and sisters. What’s appealing about him is that his books have great storylines and that they are loved by both boys and girls!
4.What type of show/movie is your guilty pleasure?
A: Hmm…..I’d say any tearjerkers. I’m extremely emotional and can cry very easily over the slightest scene in a drama. However, I am not like that in real life at all! Someone told me a very depressing tragedy in real life but I didn’t even shed a single tear! On the other hand, when a person dies or when couples finally get together after series of obstacles in a drama/movie, I can sob a whole river! I have serious problems with mixing up my reality! Though I think watching tearjerkers is more of a way of getting out my stress that I can’t get rid of in real life.
5.Do you have someone to watch dramas with?
A: It really depends on the type of drama I am watching. I remember that I once watched a tearjerker with my mum and I burst into tears in the middle of it. She freaked out because it was her first time seeing me being so emotional so I only watch tearjerkers alone now. Then for the comedies and romances, I like watching them with my friends but some of them are far away and sometimes I just can’t wait for the episode and watch it first without my friend so I came up with the solution: Viki. Even though Viki doesn’t have all of the dramas I am currently watching, it has the timed comments section which I love! Some of the comments are hilarious and entertaining!
6. What is your favorite drama genre?
A: Your questions are so hard!! But If I absolutely have to pick one , it would be sageuk. There is just something about sageuk that draws me to them. I find that the clothing in sageuk are always elegant(esp. women’s hanbok) unlike some bazaar clothing you can get in modern dramas…..*cough* Full House 2*cough*……I also find the chemistry of the leads are usually stronger even though they don’t have as much intimate scenes as the modern ones. Then the whole historical setting appeals to me as well because I’ve always liked history. There are just so much sageuk has to offer and usually if I have to pick a sageuk or your typical rom-com to watch, it would always be sageuk that I pick.
7.Do you watch dramas from multiple countries?
A: Yes, I watch Korean Dramas, Taiwanese Dramas, Japanese dramas, HK dramas and the odd American soap opera that stands out to me. I watch HK dramas and Korean dramas the most because HK dramas air on my TV at dinner-time every day and it has become a family thing to watch it and I personally prefer Korean dramas so I watch mostly Korean dramas in my free time. I’ve only watched 10 Japanese dramas so far so I’m not sure if it counts. But I do have a lot of Japanese dramas on my To-Watch-List. Taiwanese dramas are amazing as well but I’ve never had the chance to discover it properly. One of my New Year Resolutions is actually to watch more Taiwanese dramas!
8. If you could meet any actor, from any country, who would you meet?
A: I have lots of actors that I want to meet but based on my current addiction, it would be Kim Soo Hyun. I just love him in Man From The Stars and I would love to know what he is like in real life!
9.Who is your current drama crush?
A: Like I said in Q8, Do Min Joon captured my heart recently with his role Man From The Stars. I mean you can’t not fall in love with our adorable alien. I have so many things to discuss about this drama! If you are watching this drama too, you are welcomed to comment on my post about Man From The Stars and we can talk about it for ages!
10. Have you ever been nominated for a blogging award before?
A: Nope~ this is why this nomination means so much to me. Thank you so much again for nominating me!
Yay!!!! My second Liebster nomination~ I’m so honoured and thank you so much for nominating me, mykpopaddiction . I’m so sorry for not answering questions until now>~<” I was having a mock State Exam so I was studying mad. Anyways now I’m ready to answer your questions:D
Answers to mykpopaddiction’s questions~
1. What is your most anticipated comeback?
A: I will have to say Big Bang even though there are lots of other bands I love.I have been a VIP for as long as I could remember so I’m going to stay loyal :)As well as that, Big Bang’s last comeback was amazing and so I’m anticipating a lot from them.
2. What Dramas are you currently watching?
A: I actually have a lot and I’m not sure if some of those are kinda on hold because I haven’t been able to watch them for a few days already. Anyways, I am currently watching Man From the Stars, Inspiring Generation, Two Weeks, Fabulous Boys, Prime Minister and I and Empress Ki. All of them are so good but I can only watch a few episodes each day so I rotate them.
3. If you could any person from the past who would it be?
A: I would say Hua Mu Lan. Mu Lan was a female warrior who fought for her father in ancient China. I am drawn to her braveness and since Kelly means warrior, it makes sense. I’m also an athletic person so I would totally be Mu Lan if I am from the past.
4. What is your favorite book to read?
A: I think it’s probably the Mortal Instruments. Even though there are more new books that awesome now, The Mortal Instruments holds a special place in my heart. The Mortal Instruments is the first YA series that I read and a lot of my memories with my best friend involves lots of Mortal Instruments references. It is just a nostalgic series that reminds me of those days with my bestie. (Okay~I sound like I’m a hundred and forty years old there)
5. How did you blog get its name?
I answered this in my previous Q&A with The Drama Noona so you can check it out if you scroll up the page:D
6. What is your favorite movie?
A: Aww……I hate picking favorites! Why do we have to pick one? That’s like asking if you love your mum or your dad more! But strangely enough, I have a favorite movie. It is…*drumroll*…….The Lion King!! I just love everything about it! I also cried a lot as well during the movie. Don’t judge me~ a survey reveals that the reason women live longer than men is because they express their feelings freely,e.g. crying. People think it’s weird for me to cry at a cartoon. Seriously? Is it just me because I went to an animation movie at the weekend and I started crying in the middle of the film because I thought the character was going to die.
My friend: *stares at me for a moment*…….”It’s okay~ it’s only an animation…..”
Me: “YOU ARE HEARTLESS!!!”…….*sob*…
7. If you would be a conjoined twin whom would you pick to be your twin?
A: Erm…..that’s a hard question~ I would love my bestie, Simona to be my conjoined twin (#overly-attached best friend) but I wouldn’t want her to suffer……. I dunno but can I pick another me?
8. What is your most played song on your computer/phone/mp3?
A: This one is easy~ it is Big Bang’s Haru Haru. I love the MV and the song matched it so well! It is one of my favorite Big Bang songs.
9. What is your favorite posted you have posted so far?
A: Oooh…..I know this one!!! It’s definitely My Theory On Min Joon’s Powers in Man From The Stars. Even though I got pretty much EVERYTHING wrong, I guessed it right about Min Joon being the one that was in a pool of blood. I was so proud because seriously, I can never guess ANYTHING right:/
10. What is your favorite thing to drink?
A: Water~ water is so healthy and refreshing when you drink it cold! I love how it doesn’t taste like anything but it still has its own taste. I dunno how to explain it but I just love water!!
I want to thank kdramadreamer and kdramakrazy for nominating me again. I’m seriously blessed to have this blog and meet different people in this blogging community. I am really grateful for being nominated for this award and again, it is such a honour to be nominated by kdramadreamer and kdramakrazy:D
Answers to kdramadreamer’s questions~
1. Which manga, anime, book or popular movie would you like to see turned into a Kdrama?
A: I personally love the manga Arisa and I would love to see it turned into a Kdrama! I really want to know how they are going to get twins for this drama because I haven’t seen any dramas that has twins in it. (well……except for the Master’s Sun but it was clearly the same person with editing.)
2. If you were asked to play a part of an English actor in a Kdrama, who would you want to act with?
A: I have lots of K-actors that I want to act with and I actually split them into categories.
For male child actor, I would say Yeo Jin Goo because he’s around my age but extremely hot! He’s also amazing in acting as well! I loved him in Missing You even though his character was a bit of a jerk.
For female child actor, I choose Kim Sae Ron because she left a great impression on me in Can You Hear My Heart.
Then for adult female actress, I would pick Ha Ji Won because I loved every drama that she is in and she’s just awesome!
For adult male actor, I would want to act with Taecyeon because he is an idol as well as an actor so it is double the goodness! Also, since he can speak English, it would be fun in between breaks to talk to him.
3. Which older actor who usually plays a supporting role do you really enjoy watching?
A: Kim Chang Wan~ I loved him in Man From the Stars! His fights with Song Yi’s mum was adorable! Although I hated him in Who Are You because his character was kinda evil but that only proves that he is a good actor!
4. If you could kiss any Kdrama actor, who would it be?
A: As much as I would want to kiss all of them, I think I’d pick Kim Woo Bin. I haven’t seen him in any dramas that has kissing scenes and I want to be the first one to find out 😛 I know what you’re thinking……….. he has a girlfriend. But I’m just fantasizing:P
5. Who is your favorite Kdrama actor who is also a Kpop star?
A: Yoochun!!!! He is unreal in rooftop prince and even though I didn’t like Missing You, he still did an amazing job:D
6. Can you speak Korean?
A: *sigh*……..unfortunately, no~ but if you count the odd korean phrases like “mianhae” , “gomawo”, “daebak” or “hul”. I think I’m not that bad:P I can also pick up words in a sentence when I don’t watch kdramas with subs but I can never understand the full sentence. I swear I will learn Korean but I’m just too busy at the moment. T^T I will be free after June and I can’t wait because I have lots of projects in mind that I want to do:)
7. When was the last time you watched something that wasn’t Korean or Tawainese or Japanese?
A: Tonight~ I watch HK dramas daily with my family at dinner time:D
8. Have you made a lot of friends through blogging?
A: Hmmm……….it depends on your definition of “a lot”. Before I was nominated for the Liebster award, I only focused on writing on my blog and not so much exploring others but now I learn to not be shy and comment on blogs:D So far I have made 5 or 6 friends and you’re one of them^^ (please let it not be one sided!:P)
9. Do you think your Kdrama obsession will cool down, stay the same or get worse?
A: I think it will get worse since after this year’s Junior Cert, I’m basically free all year next year. Hmm……I wonder what I’ll do with all the free time?
10. On average, how many hours do you spend a week watching Kdramas?
A: I will have to say it depends on the week since I have different after school activities. Normally I (think) I spend at least 12 hours watching K-dramas.
Answers to kdramakrazy’s questions~
1. Who is your biggest kdrama crush and why?
A: I’m sorry to say this and don’t kill me please but I am not loyal when it comes to K-actors. I constantly change my bias so I can only tell you my longest crush instead. Anways, he is……..*drum roll*…………Hyun Bin! I was very slow at watching kdramas at first because I was afraid to start new dramas. So what I do is that if I finish a drama that I absolutely love, then I will watch it again and again until I’m ready to move on. I watched Secret Garden 5 times IN A ROW! But I guess the reson this is my record is because now I’m always moving on to the next drama since there’s a never ending supply of them. Man From the Stars is nearly on the record with 4 times in a row but I know I won’t be watching it again since there’s only three months until my state exam. *panics*
2. What was your first kdrama you have ever watched?
A: Technically, it is Jewel in the Palace but since I watched it when I was 7, I don’t remember anything except that it is about food and medicine. Actually, I didn’t even know that it is korean until later when I really got into kdramas because the drama was broadcasted in HK and it was dubbed.
3. Are you out of the kdrama closet?( do people know of your obsession with Asian dramas?)
A: Interesting question~ Only my close friends and family know because I am a totally different person once you get to know me. I just don’t like showing myself completely to people I don’t know and I feel safer that way. My classmates knows about my kpop obsession though:D
4. How did you get into blogging?
A: You can check out my answer in The Drama Noona’s question by scrolling up^^
5. If you could hang out with a kdrama character who would it be?
A: As you all know, Do Min Joon from Man from The Stars. There’s no need to explain! who wouldn’t want to hang out with a sexy good-looking alien? But if I have to pick a person, then it would be Man Se from Prime Minister and I. He is just adorable in the drama and I think I can play with him all day!:D
6. If you could kill one kdrama character who would it be and why?
A: Okay~ I think I would kill every antagonist in every drama that i’ve watched if I could get away with it. But If I have to pick one then I will pick Kim Bong Gu from King 2 Hearts because even though he is in the prison now, I am still scared for Hang Ah and Jae Ha. We already have a happy ending in this drama but I keep on thinking that Bong Gu is still out to get them and I think the only way I can rest assure is if he’s dead~
7. Have you ever tried making Korean food after watching a kdrama?
A: I haven’t but I got my mum to since she was a chef. She has tried making kimbap, kimchi jigae, kimchi fried rice, dokbukki and the New Year rice cakes. I’m not sure what they taste like but my mum’s version of it is mashisoyo! I have tried eating kimchi pancake, bibimbap and samgyupsal in a korean restaurant in Germany and it was yum!
8. Have you ever been to Korea?
A: *sobbing in a corner*………no, I wish I can but finance is the problem. But I’mm saving now so hopefully I can go next year with my family:D (My mum went to Korea by herself……she ditched us T^T)
9. Is there anything that annoys you about kdramas?
A: Definitely the whole I’m-leaving-you-for-your-own-good plot. It just drags out the plot and I see no point in that when they are going to get back together anyway.
10. What other shows/movies do you like that aren’t Korean?
A: I enjoy watching my daily HK dramas and I’ve just finished an American TV show called Nikita.
Yay for a fifth Liebster !!! This time, I have to thank FanGirl for kindly nominating me for the Liebster. She has an awesome blog that enjoy reading so be sure to check out her blog! She has become one of my besties on the blogging community and she is one of those who has similar opinions on dramas as me!
Answers to FanGirl’s Questions~
1. Top Ten K-dramas~
I won’t be able to list them in order because I love them all equally! So here we go……I Hear Your Voice, Man From The Stars, Coffee Prince, King 2 Hearts, Can You Hear My Heart, Queen Inhyun’s Man, Secret Garden, The Master’s Sun, Goong and Good Doctor.
2. Top 5 K-drama actors~
Hmm……this is actually a hard question because my bias(es) change depending on the drama I am watching. For example, I am obsess with Kim Soo Hyun now since I just finished watching Man From The Stars. Before that I was head over heels for Kim Woo Bin when he was in The Heirs so I guess I’ll just list my most recent ones~ Kim Soo Hyun, Kim Woo Bin, Yeo Jin Goo, Lee Jong Suk and Ji Chang Wook.
3. Top 5 K-drama actresses~
Interestingly, I have an all time favourite for K-actress and that is Ha Ji Won. I guess I just love how she is different from others meaning that she is not your typical weak female lead. I also admire her for doing her own stunts! Another is Park Shin Hye (despite her boring dead-fish kiss scenes). I just feel more connected to her probably because I saw how she grew up with me. (I watched Stairway to heaven with my mum when I was little and then I watched her in You’re Beautiful). Then we have Moon Geun Young (loved her in sagueks) , Kong Hyo Jin (her characters are so fun!) and the last one is Yoon Eun Hye (loved all of her dramas:D).
4. What is the last book you read or currently reading?
My best friend Evelyn has written a book and she is sending chapters for me to read. It is so cool since I’m one of the very first people who she showed it to. I read her book and give her opinions and so far it is amazing. It is full of mystery and suspense and I can’t wait for the next chapter!^^ I was going to write reviews on it on my blog but unfortunately, she doesn’t want that so I have to respect her decision and wait for it to finish.
5. Who is the K drama character you loved hating?
It has got to be Tanashini from Empress Ki. She is as cute as she is evil and she has a lovable face. She is the only character that I can hate and love at the same episode.
6. What is it in asian dramas you like best?
I don’t particularly have one but I really love it when an arrogant male lead becomes a big ol’softie when he is around the girl or the fact the the girl can actually change the guy’s personality. Now that I think about it, even though kdrama fans complained that female characters are too weak, they are actually not. Sometimes being able to change someone with the power of love is more amazing and stronger than physical strengths.
7. What is the number one song on your playlist?
It is Big Bang’s Haru Haru. I literally know the whole song including the rap.
8.What drama have you watched the most number of times? Why?
It’s Secret Garden but just because I watched it the most, it doesn’t mean that it is my favourite (okay….it is in my top 10). What I’m trying to say is that I had much more free time back then and so I could watch old dramas more. I’m not sure if the drama withdrawal symptoms were more severe back then or maybe I wasn’t used to it. Now I learn that the only cure for withdrawal symptoms is to move on to the next drama.
9. What k drama would you wish to be adapted into a Hollywood production? which Hollywood actors/ actress would you want to act in it?
This is actually so sad! I don’t know any Hollywood actors or actresses at all (don’t kill me). I might know their faces but definitely not their names. So I guess I can’t answer your question~
Here’s my questions for you!
1. If you can be a female drama lead in any drama, who would it be?
2. What would you do if a banana you are about to eat comes to life and begs you for his/her life?
3.What is your all time favourite song to sing at the karaoke?
4. What subject are you majoring in and do you know what you want to be in the future/what is your occupation?
5.If the world ends in a week, would you still watch dramas for the remaining time or would you think that it’s a waste of time?
6. Do you believe in supernatural beings such as ghost, gumiho, aliens, etc.?
7. What influences your choice in picking a drama to watch?
8. What is the earliest memory you can remember?
9. What food out of any dramas you’ve watch do you want to try?
10.What would you do if you have amnesia? (kinda like making up your own story involving amnesia)
You are nominated!
In no particular order…….
8. Yami Hyunnie
10. The Drama Noona
Thank you again for the nomination of the award and I will work hard in the following year! If you want, you can all answer my questions! Let me know about your blog and be friends:D