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I have commitment issues with my blog, doesn’t it seem like it? Haha. It’s alright. There’s nothing like a trip to far far away to give me an urge to constantly keep in touch. For those who don’t know yet, I’m going on a trip for about 2 weeks and a half to Seoul, Korea. I’m leaving on June 30th. Only 6 days to go! I’m so excited. It’s going to be my first official trip going by myself. I take this as a mean to get away from my typical life in my hometown, but also as an opportunity of growth and self discovery. Certainly, this trip will also permit me to finally get closer to the Korean culture that I’ve been admiring from the other side of the planet since so long! Korean BBQ, bulgogi, Kpop, hanbok,  here I come! So if you want to keep up with what I’m doing during my trip, be sure to keep checking in here for updates.

So far, what have you done in your summer? How’s the completion of the to-do list coming along? Here’s an update on mine:

  1. Keep blogging. – getting there.
  2. Finish playing Kingdom Hearts 2 and start Final Fantasy XII. – still talking about it.
  3. Print out all the pictures I’ve taken for the past 2 years. Send them to my friends. – I’ll wait til I come back from Korea.
  4. Restart playing piano. – I have done a bit of it!
  5. Restart singing. – Not yet.
  6. Retake Japanese courses. – Change of plans. I’m crash learning Korean right now, for the convenience of my trip.
  7. Learn at least 1 popular Kpop choreography. – Check! I learned Tell Me by the Wonder Girls!
  8. Practice doing photography. – Check! Did a bit with Milton. Still need to continue.
  9. Spend time with friends and family. – On going. So far, so good.
  10. Read books. – Not yet.
  11. Study in advance for future courses with Karen. :D – Will start once Karen comes back from her trip. We set August as a target starting point.
  12. Clean my ROOM. *most important* – HHHHHMMMMMMM….
  13. and of course…. TO SLEEP! – Big fail. Yet again!

I haven’t had a chance to get to so many things. So, what have I actually been doing? I work, dance, work out and watch TV shows. Indeed, it feels soooo good. Work and dance are pretty typical for me, but working out and watching TV?! Indeed, I have started doing a training program called P90X, done by many dancers. The people who have done it all end up being pretty strong. For the sake of dancing better and doing airsteps, heck. I’d do it!

Another of my addictions-distration is that I’ve been watching the TV Show “How I Met Your Mother”. It’s absolutely hilarious. Even sometimes, despite a less amusing day, after watching  an episode or two, it’d be likec omplete brainwash of bad things. :)

Please do share what you have been up to for the first half of summer. Any change of plans?

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I went watching the freshly released X-Men Origins: Wolverine last night. As expected, the room was full; to my surprise, the movie met my expectations and made it to my list of “talk-about-it-to-your-friends”. Although my friend Alain told me that the real story from the Marvel comic books wasn’t exactly like as it was portrayed in the movie, it was still good enough to me to satisfy my childhood question of where did X-Men came from. Believe it or not, I use to be a fan of the X-Men cartoon when I was a kid! However, understanding limited English back then and being victim of constant random repeats of old episodes, I never really got the grasp of the X-Men story. Not chronologically anyways. Bottom line, X-Men Origins is not my favorite movie, but I still recommend it as it is good entertainment and a good refreshment for childhood memories. And of course….

daniel-henneyYummy, Daniel Henney <3

DANIEL HENNEY! Yes, you probably guessed right. Daniel Henney, model and actor, was the greatest motivation for me to go see X-Men Origins. It was quite curious to see Daniel play the character of an almost -I’d say- brainless and evil character. I am too used to Daniel’s image of the perfect gentleman, smart, strong, etc. Although he wasn’t a main character, I am still happy for him for getting a role on such a big budget Hollywood film. Go Daniel!

My Daniel Henney fangirl crisis didn’t stop after X-Men ended. I came home, and decided to watch his second movie (of 3 he was ever in, the other one being Seducing Mr. Perfect). In the middle of the night (or should I say morning), I watched My Father in which Daniel plays James, a Korean adopted by Americans. James decides to go to Korea to find his birth parents to discover that his father is a murder sentenced to be on the death row. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED MOVIE. My Father is based on a true story, the life story of Aaron Bates. Several scenes in the movie was so touching that I had to stop it quite a few times to wipe my buckets of tears. It made me reflect on certain topics from a different angle. What is family, ethnicity, sin, death, bliss, gratitude?

my-fatherYou can watch the movie on My Soju.com

If you do watch these movies, let me know what you think! Different opinions are always fun to hear. Any old/new movies you’d like to recommend me? While a junkie’s at it, might as well, right?

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