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First Impressions?: Flower Boy Ramyun Shop (K-drama)
Once again, I am posting a 'First Impression' piece after already getting way into the series. My bad. xD; (I be on the tenth now xD; by the way, some spoilers ahead. You've been warned. )

To begin from the beginning, I really didn't think I was going to enjoy this series. For some odd reason it took me a little bit to warm up to Cha Chi Soo played by Jung Il Woo. He seemed far too immature for my taste, and his arrogance--WHOA. I even thought at the beginning of the first episode that he was not all that great looking; however, his face grew on me after a while (although that's a terrible thing to say >_>;). Once the fact that he was a high school student became known, everything pretty much fell into place for me. I slowly began to enjoy the show and warmed up to all the characters and became hooked into the story.

Now the leading female--what a peculiar character that one is. Named Yang Eun Bi and acted out by Lee Chung Ah; this character acts as if her elevator doesn't quite reach the top floor. She's a: faithful girlfriend; tough ex-volleyball player; teacher in order to have steady income; and outside of the classroom she tends to like to talk to herself a lot and act out different scenarios in her head (not that we all don't maybe once, or twice, or a lot in our lifetime.) Her reactions are just not realistic sometimes. Which may or may not be the idea for comedy.

The third lead is my faaaaaaaaaavorite. Faaaaaaaaavoorite. FaAAAvVVvoOOrrrriiiIIitTTtteEEe. You get the point, right? I sure hope so. Choi Kang Hyeok played by LEE KI WOO! OHMAIGUUUUDH. (sorry for fangirling all over the place, guise) He is just so good looking! I love his character: pretends he doesn't care and finds a round-about way to solve everyone's problems; a lone giant who appears to have narcolepsy and when things become uninteresting and a bother--why not sleep it off? (can I do that with my philosophy exam coming up? but still get a good grade? No? Okay...) And he absolutely falls in love with Eun Bi. Like, truly. Ahh! It's so heart warming! Flower Boy Ramyun Shop has become the first drama in which my whole being desires for 'the-other-guy' to get-the-girl. Please? But oh! I probably shall not get my wish after watching the 10th episode. If you have not watched it, I will not tell. Just watch it.

As my first impressions: I didn't think I'd like the show. Further into the series, it wasn't so much that I liked it but more me being curious of what exactly will happen with this relationship where it's older woman with younger man. I realized early on it's not one of the best dramas I have seen, but it's addiiiicting. And, I just love seeing Ki Woo. xDD The story is okay, but not the best. Currently I have the series on hold because I do not agree with what happened at the end of the 10th episode. I literaled, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" at the last seen. (and yes, I know literaled isn't a real word, but I like using it. yes, I'm the cause of the growing idiocracy xD )

---side note---
Since I'm thoroughly involved with my school work this semester, I haven't been able to watch much of anything. T__T I basically do the work thing and/or the school thing every day of the week. Yes, even Saturday (classes) and Sunday (study group). So, this project I started here where I obsess over the dramas I watch might be more slow-paced than I planned--as you can tell by the lack of updates even though I said last post a bazillion years ago that I would have many write-ups soon -eh hem- 'pologies for that.

Until next post!

Music Video Drivel Today : B.A.P's Warrior
B.A.P standing for Badass Animal-men who Pray on your fangirling eyes and souls.

Or something like that. And just encase you didn't get that:

No, it actually stands for Best.Absolute.Perfect and they are an attractive new South Korean group that debuted on January 26th.

The group consists of 6 member whose ages ranges from 15 to 21 (which makes them all younger than myself o_o ) Maybe I should take after Eun Bi from FBRS?? Anyway, if you haven't seen the video yet, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?! Get on the interwebz and do ya thang. (even so, I will place it at the end of the post if you don't feel like opening a new tab. xD)

Membas (ripped from wiki):
Bang - 21; Leader, Main Rapper
Himchan - 21; Vocalist, Rapper
Daehyun - 18; Main Vocalist
Youngjae - 18; Lead Vocalist
Jongup - 16; Vocalist, Main Dancer
Zelo - 15; Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Maknae (youngest in the group), Speed Rapper (I added that last one, hee)

My initial thoughts: WHAT. A. DEBUT. I can't wait to see Eat Your Kimchi's review on the video.
The only thing I rather didn't like was when Zelo was like, "we're goin' to rock this!". Um...okay. He is like 15 years old, and trying to be tough just really doesn't fall in his age group, but...GUH! I thought it was so lame. Are we intended to believe that he's hardcore? Because I can't. Just :10 seconds within the video you see him sucking his thumb. VHAT? I can't take any of that to be hardcore or badass. Nope.  However, as you will find out around 1:45 in the video, this same thumb-sucking dude can speed rap, son. MAJOR PROPS.

Look at Bang Yong Guk (5-6 years older than the previous) now HE screams "I AM MAN". And the raspy rapper voice? Sexy, yes? Yes.

Also, these boys CAN DANCE. Throwing, and tossing, and breakin'-it-down, and just moving every which way. They even do a bit of krump and some old school Stepping. OH! Was I excited to see that--I did a little bit of step myself back in the day. xD And still can! But never had I thought that I would see step in a South Korean music video, although I'm not sure why not since South Koreans have proven to be top-notch dancers.

So, since I was so excited about the debut, I went ahead and bought the mini-album/maxi-single to be released on YesAsia on February 2nd. And since it's YesAsia, I probably won't see my copy until March. :/ So I'm trying my best not to sample the other tracks and wait until I receive my copy. :D

The Lyrics (you can go here for romanization and translation) are kind of intense, as if, 'here we are, we can take your sh*t, we can take on the world, we understand sh*t happens, but that makes us stronger. keep going, keep strong' and a little side note that there are times where it's hard to handle what life throws at you, but deal. The lyrics really for me are a bit jumbled, but stepping back, they could really give this message.

Favorites parts of the Music Video Warrior (and I'll insert times from the video):
2. Waaaarrior (1:03)
3. Move at (1:08)
4. Get down, ge-ge-get down (1:31)
5. SPEED RAP (1:45)
6. It's STEPPIN' tiiiiME (2:45-3:19) (w/ some break dance)
7. I AM MAN (3:49)
8. Get the Maknae (4:01-4:09)


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