martes, 25 de enero de 2011

Manga Reader Mood: Roses, Blushes and...


Yes, I spent like 3 hours reading like 18 chapters of a manga: Barajou no Kiss. Kiss of the Rose Princess.
I had recommended it on a spanish post

Since all the mangas I'm reading right now haven't come to new chapters since last year -_- I ended up finishing this one, well, not finishing, just read all the chapters that have been published n_n''

This manga gives me strange feeling, in the sense of liking it or not liking it. I think I definetely like it but hmmm I don't know, maybe is not the best manga ever but it is very entertaining and very very shoujo: kisses, roses, cards, magic, flower petals filling the air, a cute-chibi-bat-like monster, and the most interesting the pentagon of love... four knight and one princess.

I like the fact that there are always new characters appearing, and the situation changes very fast (not to many fills in the story). Changes in the situation and in there characters' feelings.

I you have free time you must indeed read this manga, I LOL a lot btw. ;) And there are this adorable scenes that get your heart beating faster and going aww~, cute~, etc etc...
To convince you a little bit more, I'm leaving images :D

domingo, 23 de enero de 2011

Dorama Watcher Mood: Teenagers and Education System...

I'm not sure in what idiom to write this so, english it is.

I am watching two korean dramas right now, Dream High and Jungle Fish 2. Both of them cast some idols from T-ara, 2PM, MBLAQ, miss A, etc... All of them, group idols I like.

My point today is the message they leave, about the cruel and cold world we live in, but still, there are some things that make it warm and beautiful world to live in...

 Jungle Fish 2.

This is an dorama I still don't understand the plot... but it get deep into you specially if you know the idols or have been in similar situations to the ones that the characters go trough...
I feel I'll get to final episode and don't understand it at 100% and more than sure I'll be not happy with the end, but that's when I like a dorama the best, when is an end you didn't expect or didn't want.... maybe that is the reason I was kinda dissappointed of Secret Garden: happy-fairy-tale ending, to adorable....
Respect to the education system topic, have you ever read or hear about Japan being one of the countries with the highes level of suicide, have you read that most of the reasons are the umbereable levels or education and the hard and tough system. Well, Korea is not that far, with this dorama you can see some ugly truth behing the cute and pop Korea everyone knows.
This dorama was hard for me to find a good online source, but in YouTube you can find it by parts.

Dream High

This is the bright side of this post, a really funny story, with some dark backgrounds coming from the characters' past or families...

Is a really well casted dorama, we have some idols like Wooyoung and Teacyeon from 2PM. We have miss A's Suzy and T-ara's Eunjung. Also we have the CEO of JYP Entertainment: Park Jin-young. Oh I forgot, Yonghwa from CNBLUE also has a part in the first episode representing singer 'K'.
I love the couples, and how you are so not-sure who will end up with who >_< You easily fall in love the characters and click with them, even if most of them are not actors, they are doing a nice job n_n
About education in this one, you can see how even when being pushed out, students try their best to succeed even if everything is against it, and of course teachers are a great part in this, helping and supporting them.
I'll leave you the teaser video.
You can see it at MySoju

Hope you get to see these doramas!
They are worth it!
Plus they are not long ;)

sábado, 15 de enero de 2011

Anime Watcher Mood: Sentimentalist + Upcoming Holiday Special

This is about Valentine's Day, about Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season Episode 1.

Sorry, today, just english.

I just watched the episode, totally follows the manga, so it means, totally made me mad. I remember when I read it, I was just so astonished of Sawako's way of not-acting -_-
I kinda understand her situation, but I believe that is better to regret what you do than regretting what you did not do.
Something all valentines should start thinking about already, were are a month away from this special holiday, so let's start thinking what you want to do that day and what you don't want to regret not doing.

Btw, SPOILER coming: Kento Miura finally appears. He looks hotter than in the manga I think, but he was just like a couple of minutes on the screen so let's wait for more episodes to see him well.


   Now, title says: Holiday Special. Yes, I already mentioned something about Valentine's day, so I wanted to share some nice, cute and maybe handmade ideas for this day. This entry will be very general.

   Now, first, gifts, since it's general I'll make a list and you can choose, if you want to give, one, two or all the things I mention. Just try to think in that special person, all humans are different hence everyone likes different things, try to associate things in the list with that person's clothes, hair, face, personality, anything. 

Read the list, if something makes you think that person will like it, do it, buy it, or I don't know xD

  1. Send flowers in the morning, maybe as early as possible, to that person's house. I don't like roses, since they are soooo common, but some people is very classic and do like them, try white and soft pink roses
  2. When giving flowers do not use plastic in any ways, glass is very good looking but kinda expensive, try something more vintage, maybe something with a ecologic look will be good too, even a cardboard box would look nice if the flowers are well arranged.
  3. Flowers are sometimes too much if you can't control yourself. More than a dozen can look too big, try to think that after a week, flowers are trash :/ So, if you want to give lots and lots of flowers do it in different momments ;D
    - Like number 1, send a tiny set of flowers early in the morning.

    - When is the time to meet and go for lunch or dinner, make the restaurant (or wherever you are going) arrange the table with flowers too.

    - If you are giving a present -an object, like a watch, jewelry, etc- decorate the box or the bag containing the present with flowers too, like this.
  4. When you meet the person, anyplace and anytime, give a flower, the first thing is giving a single flower with some nice wellcoming words.
  5. If you are having lunch, go to some familiar restaurant, nothing too fancy in the day. Coffee shops give a nice mood. Also try to not have a big lunch so you are not so full, being too full makes you lazy for the rest of the day. After the lunch, go for a walk at some wide open space place, parks are great for this. Have a nice talk and in that momment you can give any present you had in mind.
  6. Handmade things? If you want to make something handmade, I prefer useful things like jewelry boxes, book dividers or something like that. You can search for tutorials at Google, more specifically YouTube, eHow, blogs, etc... Since it's a hearts day, I leave you this nice simple tutorial to decorate both gifts and places: Garlands.
  7. Trips are nice, for any holiday, so this day you can take your valentine to the beach and watch a nice romantic sunset. Take a bottle of wine with you and drink it while walking at the coast.
  8. If you are going to dinner, then, there are two options:
    a. If you are confident in your cooking skills, then prepare an expensive-looking dinner (but in reallity is not expensive since you prepared it). If it's at your home, clean up, make it smell nice, light some candles...
    b. If you don't know how to cook, then, start saving money to take your couple to a nice, sofisticated restaurant, the classic are italians or french, but nowadays, japaneses, indian restaurants are very high-class too
  9. After dinner, if you are planning a romantic fun at bed, decorating the room with some flower petals, a bottle of champagne or wine plus some chocolates or sweets is the classic best way. Hope you enjoy.

    ** For graphic more ideas of tip 7, 8 and 9, click here.
    All links contains tutorials, images, usefull webpages, etc.**
That's all that comes to my mind so I hope something of this helps you.

martes, 11 de enero de 2011

Manga Reader Mood: Vampires, Flames and Desire

Hell yeah vampires!
Those are the most horny mitical creatures ever and I love it! XD just kidding but it's true ._.

OK. I'm reading this manga named Junketsu + Kareshi. At the beggining I was like I don't get it -_-
But know in chapter 6 everything about the plot is clear, not completely clear but enought to get into the story.
I like that is very silly and very mmmm ''romantic'' in a weird but not new way. 

The manga started last year (2010), the mangaka is Shouoto Aya, it's been just 6 chapters out for now and yeah it has a alternative titles like: Pureblood+Boyfriend or He's my only vampire.

I recommend this if you are open minded about how a vampire should be, you like werewolves, chibis, cat-like characters, dog-like characters, fantasy, supernatural things, some action and romance.


Vampiros Vampiros Vampiros....salen en todos lados pero simplemente siguen captando fanaticos, desgraciados seres libidinosos que nos hacen fantasear xD

Bueno bueno, estoy leyendo un manga llamado Junketsu + Kareshi. Trata de vampiros en general pero como genero de fantasia y sobrenatural, tambien incluye hombres lobos y otros seres miticos supongo... el titulo en español es Novio+Purasangre.
Al inicio era una historia confusa asi de misteriosa como debe ser un vampiro hehe, pero ahora en el capitulo 6 las cosas se aclararon lo suficiente como adentrarte en la historia.

Se la recomiendo a aquellos que les gustan las escenas romanticas de morder el cuello, la accion, los personajes con orejas y cola y los chibis.

Descarga. Volumen 01:
Capitulo 01 

jueves, 6 de enero de 2011

Anime Watcher Mood: Kimi ni Todoke 2 arranca!

A como dice el titulo. Ya arranco la segunda temporada de Kimi ni Todoke. El 4 de Enero salio en Japon y ya esta con subtitulos en español.
Desde el inicio el opening te recuerda lo refresacante y lindo que es este anime.
Ver las sonrisas, las mejillas sonrojadas, las miradas y los colores tipicos de este anime te hacen sonreir.

Bueno, el capitulo final de la primera temporada quedo en un festival en invierno, y se retoma de aqui tambien, solo que todo se centra en Kurumi.
Creo que el episodio esta bastante bien y aunque algunos se enojen porque el episodio es todo sobre Kurumi vale la pena verlo, en especial cuando ella esta escribiendo en su lista de ''Bastardos que me han llamado Ume''. Clasica y excelente burla de Death Note. Mis respeto al que se le ocurrio esto. LOL.

Bueno, todos los shojo fans estamos felices de este regreso y esperamos con ansias el siguiente episodio.

lunes, 3 de enero de 2011

Flashback Mood: 2010 Korea

 새해 복 많이 받으세요
Recordando el 2010 cai en cuenta que ademas de mi primer año de universidad fue el año en que descubri la Korea de hoy en dia, llena de idols, cultura hallyu, etc...
Contare la historia y al mismo tiempo comparto con ustedes un poco de esta Korea moderna y llena de moda y espectaculo.

Recien estaba iniciando la universidad y ya las personas mas cercanas a mi sabian que yo amo lo japones; un dia en el chat de msn una de mis nuevas amigas me paso unos videos de youtube, me dijo que uno debia conocerlo porque eran famosas y que los otros eran algo nuevos. Yo lo vi porque supuse que era japones, bueno, eran koreanos, pero me gustaron.
After School - Ah!
La calidad no es tan buena pero elegi poner este por los subtitulos. En este video estaban solo 5 integrantes del grupo, tiempo despues se agregaron mas integrantes, ahora son 9 chicas. Sinceramente no me se bien los nombres de todas, solo de mis favoritas, Bekah, Raina, Kahi (todo un ejemplo a seguir) y Nana (la mas linda). Son reconocidas porque cada una tiene algun talento, Nana era modelo y tiene un certificado como maquillista profesional, Kahi toca guitarra, Bekah es buena dibujando, etc...

MBLAQ - Oh Yeah
Lo mismo digo del video anterior, baja calidad pero subtitulos. Se los presento de izquiera a derecha en el segundo 0:24 Mir, G.O, Joon, Seungho y Thunder.
Bueno, esa fue mi introduccion, me obsesione con MBLAQ (incluso mire muchos programas coreanos donde salen ellos y tengo casi todas las canciones donde ellos han participado de forma individual) y After School quedo como otro grupo mas que me gustaba, sigue siendo asi, me gusta mas que todo por Nana que es preciosisisisisima (antes era modelo) y Kahi que es una mujer que lucho para estar donde esta, su camino no fue facil.

Luego, llego el mes de mi cumpleaños, quise hacer una fiesta con tema de caramelos mas que todo por los colores vivos y busque canciones relacionadas con el tema. Me tope con tres grupos mas. En orden en que los encontre pondre los videos.
BIGBANG with 2NE1 - Lollipop
La cancion cumple dos funciones, promociona el celular LG llamado Lollipop y es el video para que las chicas debutaran. Estos se han convertido en mis dos artistas coreanos favoritos. Presento a las chicas, en el segundo 0:01, de izquierda a derecha son Minzy (bailarina increible), Dara (ese peinado llamado palmera es ahora muy famoso jeje), CL (una gran rapera y la lider del grupo) y Bom (vocales increibles, y una persona muy linda y divertida). 
Luego salio el segundo modelo del celular y salio un video con solo los chicos de BIGBANG.
BIGBANG - Lollipop 2 
Los presento, en el segundo 0:09. Hay dos en el fondo, izquierda es Daesung y derecha T.O.P (mi favorito, que tambien es muy buen actor); los tres de enfrente son, desde la izquierda Taeyang, G.Dragon y Seungri.
f(x) feat. MIC
Es el dia y aun no se quienes son MIC e_e Gomen u_u.
f(x) son cinco chicas, medio me se los nombres (Luna, Crystal, Sulli...) y no las reconozco bien, solo soy fan de Amber, mejor dicho, me gusta f(x) solo por Amber, ella es super cool! 
Creo que con esto ya hice un resumen de lo que respecta a la musica. Ahora viene lo que es los doramas y peliculas. No tengo mucho que decir respecto a esto, hace rato que tenia pendiente un combo de doramas que me recomendaron, y mire uno en mis vacaciones para entrar en el mood: Summer Scent.
Fue super lindo y romantico, un final que dejo algunos espacios y ningun beso pero me gusto jeje. Con mi primer dorama coreano conoci la forma de vestir en general de los coreanos, los estilos de programas de television que les gusta, etc. En el transcurso se ven paisajes realmente hermosos, si les gusta la naturaleza, las flores y la fotografia les va a gustar. Ademas de que el protagonista es muy atractivo.
Lo siguiente en mi lista fue Ninja Assassin, porque el personaje es Rain, cantante super reconocido, ahora actor y tutor de MBLAQ y Joon de MBLAQ hace de personaje de Rain adolescente. No gaste nada en ver la pelicula, me regalaron una renta de DVD en donde rento videos y elegi esa porque tenia rato que fui a preguntar y siempre estaba rentada. -__-''
La pelicula medio mala y medio buena, claro, es gringa y todo lo gringo que quiere ser oriental tiene que tener casi por obligacion algo malo, ni modo. Estoy tratando de no usar malas palabras por cierto. :) En fin, Raizo, el personaje principal, es un ninja que traiciono a su clan, y quiere volarse al jefe de su clan. Fin. Es deaca porque hay sangre, mmm buenas peleas y un asiatico de lo mas sexy que ha podido tocar suelo gringo 8) 1313 Lo malo, hay una gringa que es el personaje secundario que la cantea toda.

Despues, otra pelicula, esta 100% coreana. 71:Into the Fire
Uff... me hizo llorar, protagonista, el sexy y talentoso T.O.P. de BIGBANG. La historia es de la guerra entre las dos coreas, basada en la vida real. De esas buenas peliculas de guerra, sencilla y directa. Me encanto porque amo al personaje, porque no hay un final feliz y porque aprendi un porquito mas de la historia de Corea.

Finalmente, en lo que estoy aun, Secret Garden. Dorama que inicie a ver porque Dara de 2NE1 puso una foto de Bom (del mismo grupo) con labios llenos de espuma de capuccino, en representacion de una escena de ese dorama y me dieron ganas de verlo. Ahora no solo tengo cantantes favoritos si no actores tambien jeje.
Trata de un millonario y una doble de escenas de accion que gana el dinero suficiente para vivir. El dorama te mata de la risa, al menos a mi. Hay varios estilos o conceptos mezclados de una forma bien bonita y hay sus personajes que te enamoran ya sea por su papel, su apariencia o ambas cosas. Ya llore mi par de veces y son solo 20 episodios. Ahorita solo estan 14.  
Eso es todo mi 2010 coreano, espero vean algun video, googleen a algun cantante (porque algunos vale la pena tener fotos de su belleza) y tal vez se ven alguna pelicula o dorama.
  Hasta la proxima entrada.