ss_blog_claim=c3121b1aa4bcdd7b8a9c788df86dd531 Roselle's Sweet Escape: 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Four More Days

Can't wait for this week to be over. I am a bit tired. Today, I had scratches on my arms for putting up a 7-foot Christmas tree up at my workplace. Darn tree! But, I am happy that my boss loved it! :)   Anyways, after this week I will be off for two weeks.. Yay! The downside, I am not going to be happy come payday..No work, no pay. Ouch! Oh well... I will surely enjoy that two weeks off. I will be lazing around the house, and watch as many kdrama as I can :) 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Not Finish Updating

It has been a busy and tiring week for me therefore the updating on my blog is on the very slow side :(... not on the lazy mode this time, just really, really tired. I intend to finish updating this blog though. It may take me a while, but I will finish it... I might even "fast forward" everything.. meaning, I will make the long stories short :P Anyways, since it's 4:14 a.m. I gotta hit the sack! Later peeps! 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

First Meeting (Part Two)

Though they had their "light dinner" at the yacht, both said that they're still hungry, so KHJ suggested that HB relaxes for 20-30 minutes while he prepare BBQ dinner for her and that he will just call her when it's ready...HB asked KHJ what does he wants for her to wear... KHJ said, something elegant...20-30 minutes later, he called HB and told her dinner is ready... she came out with an elegant flashy dress... KHJ felt like he's her "servant" (lol)... he told HB that he was only joking about the dress and in the interview room KHJ said that next time, for simple occasions, he would wear a "good looking" clothes for a bit of surprise (that is KHJ's 4th Dimension (4D) personality lol) ...
KHJ preparing BBQ

HB with her elegant dress on :)

At the dinner table, KHJ said that he doesn't like eating his sangcho/ssangchu (lettuce )wrapped in meat... he actually wants to eat meat first then lettuce... HB laughed and laughed because KHJ kept mispronouncing the word lettuce(ssangchu), hence they were dubbed by the MCs and fans the "LETTUCE COUPLE" or "SSANGCHU COUPLE"..

This was when KHJ offered to wrap a lettuce/meat for HB
I think that's sweet for an awkward couple ;)

On this photo, KHJ asked HB if she knows how to open a soda bottle using spoon.
Yes, he asked HB if she knows how to open a soda bottle using a first HB said, she tried once and it didn't worked out. But KHJ said to try it, because for him, whoever opens a soda bottle with spoon is "especially cool". :) HB laughed but said, (as per translation) her dream of newly wed isn't like that... that her dream of newly wed is having a ring hidden in the dish.

HB trying to open the soda bottle with spoon
The kid groom KHJ anxiously waiting
(why does he look so cute on this photo lol)

Both of them got excited when she opened the soda bottle...HB asked if she's "cool" now and KHJ replied with a smile and said "yes"...KHJ asked HB that maybe they need to start talking to each other while making eye contact... HB said, that KHJ needs to first start talking with ease (I think in Korea even you're one year older, they use honorifics-as sign of respect)...KHJ smiled and said they still have a very long way to go :) But he said they he'll try his best to use plain (speech as per translation)...I guess he's trying to say that he will try to speak more casually or informally to HB since they are "married" to each other. They decided that KHJ will call HB "Buin" (which means, my lady or wife)...then later in the show she decided to call KHJ "Shillang" (which means, groom or husband). be continued

Photos: credit to owner/s

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Their First Meeting

Their first meeting was on Jeju Island (Jejudo), their supposedly honeymoon. :) It was probably an arranged meeting. However, they have no idea whom they’re being partnered with. Finally, they saw and greeted each other (awkwardly ofcourse lol). On the interview room KHJ said: “I really didn’t think that it would be HwangBo noona (older sister). I thought that it would be a cute girl. But when I saw HwangBo noona, It was really unexpected.” HwangBo Hye Jung (HBHJ) started clapping with a big smile on her face and said: “How do I say this…I won the lottery?” They were very awkward while driving to their destination. They talked about the year they were born, how they would call each other, that the husband needs to earn lots of money and if the husband will do everything a girl tells him to do. It is like the wife is investigating the husband’s personality… He said that he wont do ridiculous things like give me the stars in the sky… to him that’s very cheesy/annoying (and perhaps unrealistic).

first meeting/driving to their destination

When they got to their honeymoon suite, the wife brought out lots of shirts. She wants both of them to wear it. But since the husband didn’t like cheesy things like wearing couple shirts, he fix/reformed (as per translation) the shirt so as not to look like couple shirts.

"fixing/reforming" the shirt so it won't look like couple shirts
After that scene, they went to a fishing trip. They fished for 6 hours and didn’t catch any. Since they didn't catch anything, the husband had prepared a dinner for two (provided by the yacth). My fave scene here is their "love shot" :)
dinner at the yacth

the "love shot" be continued :)

 Note: I don't own any of the photos

Friday, June 1, 2012

This Is It !

Since I hibernated for a very long time in blogging, I'm sure no one's reading my posts anymore. That's okay... I just had the urge to revive/update my blog because of the reality show I came to enjoy and one of the couples in it that I came to adore and love. I wanted to write/document everything I could about them and be able to go back and read it over and over again till I'm 90 years old (that is if Blogger is still alive and kicking) :P Anyways, the reality show is called We Got Married, sometimes it's We Just Married. It was first broadcast in 2008. The show pairs up Korean celebrities to show what life would be like if they were married. Each week, couples are assigned missions to complete, with candid interviews of the participants to reveal their thoughts and feelings. All of the recorded material is then played in front of the participants (the celebrity couples), MCs, and audience who add commentary or clarification. We Got Married, as far as I know, is not scripted. So the dialogues/conversations between couples, their gestures to each other, or whatever actions they do on the show was all on them. The only thing that is probably "scripted" there was their budget, their concept of the day and probably where they stayed :)

Here's a photo of my favorite couple:

The Wife: Hwangbo Hye Jung 
The Husband: Kim Hyun Joong 

They first appeared on the show on May 11, 2008. Hwangbo Hye Jung is six years older than Kim Hyun Joong, hence, they are called the older/younger couple. Honestly, I was not interested at first because I felt like they were not paired well. One of my friends even commented that she's not pretty enough for KHJ...However, after watching just the first episode, I got hooked. Why? I am not sure why... be continued on my next post :)

Note: Photo: credit to owner/s

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Where To Start ?

I honestly wanted to write about a lot of things, but somehow, I don't know where to start. It's not that I am feeling lazy today, its just that my brain is not working properly (as always) lol! Maybe a little later or by tomorrow, I will be able to write about Kim Hyun Joong and "the other person" that I was talking about plus the reality show that I've been watching everyday over and over and over again! That's the truth! Since I've seen this show, that's all I watch everyday till I fall asleep. I don't know why! Because of "this show" I have met new online friends that's addicted to it and "them" too! Will tell you more about it later. I will recharge my brain and hopefully something good will come out of it soon! :) Later peeps!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Why I Love Boys ...

… Over Flowers? It's because it led me to watching Kim Hyun Joong and another one of a kind human being plus a Korean reality show that I have re-watched and will be re-watching probably for the rest of my life... who and what? I will definitely write another entry for that... :)

Anyway, Kim Hyun Joong or KHJ, as I would refer to him in my future entries, was one of the F4s in Boys Over Flowers. He caught my attention not much of his acting but his good looks :P. As I have mentioned, he is prettier than most, if not, some girls out there :) Even my husband asked me if HE IS A SHE! Lol

Since I am the laziest blogger in the world, here’s the link to KHJ’s bio on wikipedia for you to read :) 

Photos: credit to owner/s

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I've Seen A Lot of KDrama But ...

Yes, during the duration of my being a bum/jobless, I've watched a lot of Korean Drama, however, I don't think I will post all of them here...laziness attack! LOL... Anyways, there’s this one drama that really led me to one of the most important “discoveries” of my life! naks! LOL I am talking about the drama series Boys Over Flowers or Boys Before Flowers…

I think this was based on a manga story. Here’s the description from

Kim Joon, Kim Bum, Lee Min Ho, Koo Hye Sun and Kim Hyun Joong
Boys Over Flowers is one of the biggest Koreandrama hits of our time, sweeping ratings and awards across Asia in 2009 and2010. This Korean take on the popular Japanese manga of the same name, tacklescomplex issues involving outcasts, socio-economic disparity, family, love, andfriendship. Jan Di is an average girl whose family owns a dry cleaning storelocated near the luxurious and well known Shin Hwa High School. After saving aboy from jumping off the roof of Shin Hwa High School, Jan Di is admitted intothe school on a swimming scholarship. At school, Jan Di tries to avoidconfrontation with the four richest and most spoiled boys known as the F4,because she knows what happens to those that stand against them. However, whenJan Di's friend, Oh Min Ji, accidentally gets ice cream on the leader of theF4's shoes, she's forced to declare war on the leader of the F4, Goo Joon Pyo.What will happen though, when she falls in love with someone from the F4 andGoo Joon Pyo starts feeling something for her too? Will the love triangledisrupt F4 and change their lives forever? Get ready for addictive drama,romance and comedy at it best.

I totally fell in love with these boys! They are so handsome (one of them is prettier than a girl lol). This drama has a Japanese and Taiwanese version, however, Korean version is the best for me. It was not boring unlike the Taiwanese version that I couldn’t finish watching the 1st episode, not to mention that Korean version of the F4 is waaaaaaaaayyyyyy gorgeous than the Taiwan F4 boys. Sorry people of Taiwan, that’s just my honest and humble opinion.

Honestly, I've seen this drama countless times and every time I watch it, I still cry a river and laugh like there's no tomorrow! :) To think that I keep putting this on the back burner lol... just got so curious coz on alone, there's over 1000 reviews and was rated 4-5 stars out of 5. I will let you know in my next entry why this series led me to one of the most important “discoveries” of my life :)

Photo: credit to owner

Sunday, May 13, 2012

After Secret Garden This ...

Since I fell in love with the quirky Hyun Bin in the drama Secret Garden, I "googled"  him and checked out all the show that he's been on and it led me to this... "My Lovely Sam Soon/My Name is Kim Sam Soon", another one of my fave Korean drama series...It was aired in 2005 so Hyun Bin is much younger here and much "meatier" :) FYI, he intentionally (according to some articles online) lost at least 7-8 kg for his role in Secret Garden and lost even more through the duration of the series because he's only getting about 2-3 hours of sleep. Meanwhile, Kim Sun Ah, her leading lady in My Lovely Sam Soon, put on some pounds for her role. 

Anyway, here's a short summary of MLSS:

Kim Sun Ah, Hyun Bin, Jung Ryeo Won, Daniel Henney

Photo: credit to owner/s

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Secret Garden Korean Drama

Here it is folks, my second Kdrama and so far one of my favorites... this was aired, I believe in 2010 and became so popular. "Secret Garden" starring Hyun Bin (my first korean actor crush - lol) and the pretty Ha Ji Won - It is  a romantic comedy and fantasy series...It has 20 episodes (which I also finished watching in less than 24 hours :P) Can't help it, I was a bum at that time lol 

I am a bit lazy right now, I don't feel like telling the whole story (sorry about that lol), so here's a brief description of this series (courtesy of

In this fantasy, romantic comedy, Secret Garden follows rich CEO Kim Joo Won (Hyun Bin) and poor stunt woman Gil Ra Im (Ha Ji Won) as they switch lives and learn how the other half lives - literally. Kim Joo Won has always had everything handed to him, and he makes no apologies for being wealthy and arrogant. Gil Ra Im is an orphan who works hard at every film, even though her face will never be seen by audiences. When the two of them meet, Gil Ra Im cannot stand Kim Joo Won's haughty manner, and he cannot stand Gil Ra Im's poverty. However, a mystical force changes the two of them when they switch bodies and lives. Each are affected by the other's circumstances and realize just how different their worlds are. Also starring in this hit drama are Yoon Sang Hyun (of the drama Queen of Housewives), as Joo Won's celebrity cousin Oska, and Kim Sa Rang (a former Miss Korea), as Oska's ex-girlfriend and Joo Won's potential bride through arranged marriage. The witty dialogue and sizzling chemistry between the actors have captivated audiences week after week, making it one of the hit dramas for the year.

Ha Ji Won  (as Gil Ra Im - a poor stunt woman)
Hyun Bin (as Kim Joo Won - a rich CEO)

one of the kisses that made this drama popular

Photos are not mine-credits to its rightful owners

Friday, May 4, 2012

My First KDrama

So here’s the very first kdrama that I have seen. It’s titled Young Love Jae In (but there’s many title to it actually – like Glory Jane, Men of Honor blah blah) starring Park Min Young, Lee Jang Woo and Chun Jung Myung…Anyway, though it’s typical romantic comedy (or dramedy lol)  thingy, I thought some scenes were funny, most of all it made me cry! As in I cried a river when I was watching this! I don’t know why, I guess I’m just a cry baby. But the actors/actresses were really good! You will love, adore and hate them! Lol…Just check or for the complete description and if you want to watch it for free! :) 

Lee Jang Woo, Park Min Young and Chun Jung Myung

Saturday, April 28, 2012

It's Been A While Peeps!

Oh wow! It's been ages ago when I posted something here... tsk! tsk! tsk! I was so busy dealing with my "new addiction" and so this what happens. I don't know if I am liking the new Blogger. I guess I need to get use to using this once again. 

Speaking of my "new addiction"... since I resigned from my job ast November 2011, I found myself watching Korean Dramas (kdrama)...How it started? I was lazing around one day, flipping thru t.v. channels, I stopped when I heard this foreign sounding drama that I happened to stumble upon. It has english subtitle so I watched (or read, I should say) for a couple of minutes, then got engrossed and dissapointed when it ended...I couldn't wait for the next episode...I was very impatient then, so I got up and searched it on the internet and voila! The complete series was posted on YouTube :) I finished the whole series in lest than 24 hours... Since then, I got hooked to Kdramas, but there's a slight twist to it!!! Will let you know on my next entry :P Have a great Saturday peeps!