That I end up being a J-drama addict should not come as a surprise to myself, since I grew up watching stuff from the realm of Japanese pop culture: the highly popular asadora drama Oshin, anime series like Doraemon, Saint Seiya and Sailor Moon, and the tokusatsu series Kamen Rider Black. (Although, when I think about it now, Saint Seiya and Kamen Rider Black were hardly suitable for grade-school kids, what with the complex plot and significant violence. But anyway, I thought they were cool, and I still do :) ).

On the other hand, my love for K-drama started later in life, thanks to Full House. My friends at college praised the show to high heaven, so I thought why not give it a try? I spent episode after episode hurling abuse towards Rain's various pastel-colored/flowered-patterned shirts, but I just couldn't stop watching. (See, Korean dramas have this weird power over you. Even the bad ones--and I'm not saying Full House is bad, I just don't like Rain's character's fashion choice--have this magnetic pull over you, gripping your attention even when you shout, "Oh, come on! That can't be!" to the screen over and over and over again.) Long story short, watching Full House was probably one of the best (or worst, depending on how you see it) decisions I've made in my life because ever since then, I was addicted to K-dramas.

When I'm not watching J/K-dramas or wasting my time on the internet, I work as a translator (this, of course, involves a lot of procrastination as well. Like when I need to research a technical term on the web, and end up scrolling away on Tumblr for a full hour) or read. When it comes to Japanese literature, my favorite writer is Natsume Soseki, and some of the books I love are Soseki's I Am A Cat and And Then, Murakami Haruki's Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Kirino Natsuo's The Real World and Dazai Osamu's No Longer Human. I'd love to read books written by Korean authors, so if anyone can point me to the right direction, since I know nothing about Korean literature, your pointers will be much appreciated.

Feel free to send me a friend request (or not) if you'd like to. Yoroshiku onegai shimasu!

Drama Statistics
  • Times (Days) 165.5
  • Currently watching5
  • Completed322
  • Plan to watch23
  • On-hold2
  • Dropped2
  • Total Entries354
Movie Statistics
  • Times (Days) 19.3
  • Completed250
  • Plan to watch20
  • Total Entries270
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