I am so so late with this. Thank you so much to snow-nim for nominating me for this! The guidelines are as follows:
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.
- Nominate a few other bloggers.
- Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you nominated.
- Notify the bloggers on their blog.
- Put the award button on your blog.
Here are her questions!
– Your favourite TV series other than Asian.
Sherlock! It’s honestly the only Western TV series I watch. I usually just stick to movies with that hemisphere. – —
– Your favourite actors/actresses: Korean and Non-Korean
I am going to go wild with this one. Here goes!
Korean: Ji Sung, Lee Boyoung, Hwang Jungeum, Park Minyoung, Ji Changwook, Lee Sangyoon, Kim Soeun, Lee Junki, Shin Minah, Kang Sora, Park Haejin, Kim Kangwoo, Ryu Deokhwan, Ji Jinhee, Yoo Ah In, Yoon Sanghyun, Lee Dahee, Kim Kwanggyu, Lee Jongseok, Kim Heesun, Kim Mikyung, Gong Hyojin, So Jisub, Ji Soo, Ji Hyunwoo, Jung Somin, Sung Joon, Yoo Seungho, Song Joongki, Park Yoochun, Nam Goongmin, Yoon Jinseo, Shin Sekyung, Park Shinhye.
Non-korean: Ueno Juri, Tamaki Hiroshi, Sakai Masato, Aaron Yan, Puff Guo, Matthew Goode, Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, James McAvoy, Emma Stone
– The best smell in the world is…….
Home! There’s this scent unique to one’s household that’s more comforting and welcome than any perfume can aspire to be.
– Most inspiring quote from a movie.
I don’t know about movies, but this one line in Kill Me Heal Me really got to met. It was in Episode 7 when Oh Rijin was trying to convince Yoseob to come down and not kill himself. She said “Everyone has several people living inside them. There’s the me who wants to die and the me who wants to live. I live everyday fighting with the me who wants to give up and the me who wants to at least grab at straws. You don’t have the courage to fight.” That was just so beautiful and so expressive of what so many million people go through around in world be in some form or another. We’re all connected by that shared pain.
– Is chemistry all about skinship and kissing?
Nope, not in my book. I mean, look at Healer where all he had to do was orchestrate that hand-holding date scene and I nearly snorted up blood. Or at Liar Game where Ha Woojin the perfect simply said “Dajung-ah” and my soul left my body. Or even at the most recent scenes of Lieutenant Yeom Mi and Jaehee in one room together. He’s a killer and she the intended victim, yet there’s the incredible awareness between the two of them that has be both weirded out and fascinated. I think one of the reasons I enjoy Kdramas is because they show that chemistry isn’t all about getting hot and heavy. I mean, sure sex is all fine and good (these people in Western dramas do go at it don’t they?) but it’s not the foundation of a relationship and I appreciate the shows that do take the time to prove that mutual trust and respect is equally, if not much more important that pleasure. Okay, that was long.
– Ballad. Yay or nay? Why?
I’m still undecided on this. I find that listening to ballads by my favourite groups is fine but I tend to get quite bored with those of other groups unless the song knocks me out of the park. And that’s pretty rare (Vixx’s I don’t want to be an idol was one of the rare shockers though. Great song.) Drama OSTs tend to capture my heart far easier be they ballads or not, but I get instantly irritated if they milk it too often (You aaaare my destinyyyyyy). So it really depends on the singer/situation!
Are you into Kpop? If yes, then your favourite group/artist. If no, any other favourite band or singer.
Super Junior for sure. They’re technically what anchored me to Kpop for the past five (going on six) years. I love some members more than others and wish other would just grow up (*coughcoughKangin*) they’re a group that will remain eternally dear to me. In terms of music though, Vixx really does have very solid releases. Other groups are hit or miss, especially girl groups.
And that’s it!
Here are my nominees
And here are my questions!
If you could be a character in a K-drama/tv series, who would it be and why?
What is your least favourite K-drama/tv series of all time and why?
What in your opinion is the greatest difference between Western actors/actresses and Asian ones?
What are your views on the Hallyu Wave? Do you think it’ll continue to go strong?
You Who Came from the Stars, awesome or overhyped?
Most badass female character you’ve ever seen onscreen?