Monday, December 21, 2015

Chihayafuru | Anime + Manga Review

Source: Crunchyroll

About the Show

Chihaya Ayase has spent most of her life supporting her sister’s model career. When she meets a boy named Arata Wataya, he thinks Chihaya has potential to become a great karuta player. As Chihaya dreams of becoming Japan's best karuta player, she is soon separated from her karuta playing friends. Now in high school, Chihaya still plays karuta in the hope that she will one day meet her friends again.

  • Publisher: ntv
  • Videos: 25
  • Year: 2011
What their club room looks like during springtime
It's actually a storage room but they cleaned it up and rearranged things inside

Meet Chihaya (beauty in vain)
Kanade Oe fascinated *_* I think she had some mascara on or something since she got 3 eyelashes on this one she usually have just one or 2 haha

Meet Taichi, going back home together they met for the very first time at school all grown up

Even if they haven't seen each other for ages it's as if nothing much changed

Meet Arata
here's Arata with a failed high five with Taichi haha

Young Chihaya and Taichi playing around he said she's such a tomboy compare to her sister

Well said young Arata

Their 1st team tournament match with matching shirts so cute!
For some reason Shinobu reminds me of Rukia from Bleach maybe it's her hair or like character demeanor

powerful vibe

I have no idea what is Karuta and how it's played it looks very interesting and fast paced though competition style

My thoughts:

This series is so cute and I can't get enough of it! I watched it so many times now it always gives me that butterfly,fluffy feeling inside my stomach the love triangle and love interest is definitely something to think about at first I'm like team Chihaya x Arata then again as this story progresses especially in the manga now I'm like in a dilemma I also like Taichi he's smart,rich,nice, jack of all trades master of none as they say haha!

I think what attracted Chihaya to Arata is that he's so hard working and he got a dream and he gave her a mind opening experience something she's never forget that her dream should be all about her (just like the gif way above) as for Taichi he's very dedicated and he gave her that feeling of uncertainty sometimes like what is this? and that moment Taichi told her ( I won't say you gotta read it it's in the manga haha!) she was like dumb founded and because of that I feel like aha! Oh Chihaya now I kinda get it for this I really hope Chihaya and Taichi would end up together because of that moment she questioned herself and stuff definitely a game changer.

It's more tournament focused though although I really crave for intimate moments and Arata to show up oh boy! so many things yet to be revealed so if you're tuning in to this series and know what I'm talking about are you team Arata or team Taichi? that always seems to be the question isn't? haha

also the character developments are pretty outstanding this series covers friendship,love,slice of life and cultural stuff no wonder it won awards! I gave it 5 out of 5 stars due to its awesomeness! I'm really looking forward to Chihaya being Queen and her showdown with Shinobu also who would beat the master? Taichi or Arata waah! so freakin exciting! as for the next installment please publish it faster and more frequently haha

Monday, December 14, 2015

Pinocchio (Korean Drama) | Tv Series Review

Title: 피노키오 / Pinocchio
Chinese Title: 皮诺丘
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Family
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2014-Nov-12 to 2015-Jan-15
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55


It is 2000, and Ki Ha Myung (Nam Da Reum) is leading a happy life with his parents and older brother Jae Myung (Yoon Kyun Sang), until his father Ki Ho Sang (Jung In Ki), the captain of the firefighting squad, dies in a factory explosion during a rescue attempt along with several of his men. When Ho sang’s body is initially missing, the media sensationalizesthe case by scapegoating him. In a battle for ratings, cold and calculating MSC reporter Song Cha Ok (Jin Kyung) alleges that Ho Sang survived the blast, and is currently in hiding because he was responsible for the deaths of his men. This causes the Ki family to become outcasts in their neighborhood and objects of national scorn. Ha Myung’s mother attempts to kill herself and her younger son by jumping off a cliff, and Jae Myung blames their deaths on the media, particularly Cha Ok.(more)

Main Cast

Park Shin Hye as Choi In Ha
Noh Jung Ui as Choi In Ha (young)
Lee Jong Suk as Choi Dal Po / Ki Ha Myung
Nam Da Reum as Choi Dal Po / Ki Ha Myung (young)
Kim Young Kwang as Seo Bum Jo
Lee Yoo Bi as Yoon Yoo Rae

My Thoughts:

One of the main reasons I watched this was because of Park Shin Hye (Choi In Ha) I've seen loads of her dramas before and most of the time it's pretty darn good! anyway her character here was a daughter of what people view as an obnoxious reporter  (her mom) she idolized/worship her and would like to be her when she grows up but the thing is people say she can't due to her pinocchio syndrome and no her nose doesn't grow long whenever she lies haha she would hiccup and won't stop hiccuping til she spoke the truth so you can see she's somewhat in a pinch in her chosen profession.She also did a lot of headstands here whenever she's thinking seriously! so blood would flow thru her head haha *don't try that at home kids* also loads of cute moments like: (photo credits from the internet huzzah!)

I think these scenes are pretty much given in any korean drama

Now about Lee Jong Suk (Choi Dal Po) his family was a victim here he saw and experienced how cruel the world is as a kid what happened to his family is sometimes sad to say also happens in reality how reporters,old money people manipulate things to divert the medias attention for their own gain. What I like/love about this drama though was because of that it depicted that sad reality really well and we could all learn a lot from it airing the dirty laundry as they say in the industry.So here he is the young and grown up version.

so funny and tacky! I like the awkward moments of this video shoot

Makeover time! not too shabby

Actually my favorite character from this tv series is Min Sung Wook (Jang Hyun-Gyu) he's so funny without even trying!

 she's second haha surprisingly so although she's so annoying at first
Lee Yoo-Bi (Yoon Yoo-Rae)
it's so funny whenever people are like HEY YOORAE! ARE YOU CRYING?! like srsly?every freakin time it never fails to make me laugh and wonder wtf? it's like their punchline

Loads of plot twist also happen because of this guy Kim Young Kwang (Seo Bum Jo) for a chaebol(rich guy) he ain't so bad! and it's so refreshing whenever he's like amaze in simple things  that he's experiencing for the for time haha

Anyway, how their path crossed and how they brought upon change to the world was pretty epic! I won't say much I'd like you to discover it for yourself! watch this series! I really hope that's how the reporters/medias are in the real world!

Final verdict 5 out of 5 stars! oh yeah! I never thought it would be this good it's worth the rave and hype,it's very refreshing,modern and  the ending was cute too I tell ya so give it a shot whenever you got free time and dunno what else to watch it definitely gave me an inside look what a reporters life is like whether it's real or not.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Fall of Five (Lorien Legacies #4) by Pittacus Lore | Book Review

Info. Source: Goodreads
Category: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction,Fiction
Format: Audibook
Language: English
Published August 27th 2013 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 2013)
ISBN: 0062293397 (ISBN13: 9780062293398)
About the book:
The Garde are finally reunited, but do they have what it takes to win the war against the Mogadorians?

John Smith—Number Four—thought that things would change once the Garde found each other. They would stop running. They would fight the Mogadorians. And they would win.

But he was wrong. After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being annihilated, the Garde know they are drastically unprepared and hopelessly outgunned. Now they’re hiding out in Nine’s Chicago penthouse, trying to figure out their next move.(more)

My thoughts:

2 out of 5 stars it's ok

I knew it!although it has been awhile...dunno who is who and what is what this story is quite action pack yet it drags's nice to know most of them are reunited/together survived the attack and all that then again they still don't know what they're doing,lots of training,shady stories,stockholm syndrome, lies,love triangle,some funny lines and happy go lucky characters, kickass moves,more legacies developing and shocking revelations! Take care and Good luck kids!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn | Book Review

Genre: Fiction,Mystery,Crime,Adult,Thriller
Audio CD 15 CD's
Duration: 19 Hours 
Language: English
Isbn: 0385366752 (ISBN13: 9780385366755)
Published July 24th 2012 by Random House 
Read by: Julia Whelan & Kirby Heyborne
Quick Synopsis: (Source: Goodreads)
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media--as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents--the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter--but is he really a killer? (more)

My thoughts:

3.5  out of 5 stars!

At long last! I finally got around into it OMG this story! I find Amy disturbing actually she's an intelligent psycho bitch! I kinda feel sorry for Nick but his actions are well not good either. Their marriage became toxic and it got into them and they let it get into themselves.I guess this stuff truly happens when you stop trying,lack of communication,death of a loved one,someone sick in the family,stress etc. it adds up! your body,mind and spirit will take the toll. What I liked about this story is how it proves it's not always the husband who is the culprit. I hope the next 2 books would deliver some sense of justice.They all need a psyche consult asap!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Legend by Marie Lu | Book Review

Category: Young Adult,Dystopia,Fiction,Adventure,Action,Romance
Format: Paperback, 305 pages
Published April 16th 2013 by Speak (first published November 29th 2011)
Language: English
ISBN: 014242207X (ISBN13: 9780142422076)
About the book: (Source: Goodreads)
From different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths...

Until June's brother is murdered, and Day becomes the prime suspect.

In a shocking turn of events, the two uncover what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths to which their country will go to keep its secrets.

My Thoughts: 3 out of 5 stars
I love the cover!I like how Day and June's narrations differ in terms of color and font easy to read,.I finished this within a day.At first I thought Day's a girl and June's a boy haha I got a bit confused at first but finally got a hang of the idea it's actually the other way around.It started slow at first then the action picks up somewhere around the middle and the end. Their character description/appearance is like they're such beautiful people I felt like they're so made for each other you know even when they're so dirty never showered much,scavenging for food in the trash bins undercover or not and all that.The idea of this book is really nice and I find it a bit unique I haven't read anything like this before.Hopefully I get a chance to continue this adventure soon enough!

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Heirs (Korean Drama) | Tv Series Review

Title: 상속자들 / The Heirs
Chinese Title: 欲戴王冠,必承其重-繼承者們
Also Known as: The Inheritors / The One Trying to Wear the Crown, Withstands the Weight – The Heirs,Herederos, 继承者们
Genre: Romance, Comedy, School, Melodrama
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2013-Oct-09 to 2013-Dec-12
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00


This drama follows a group of privileged, elite high school students as they are groomed to take over their families’ business empires. These wealthy students seem to have everything under control–except their love lives. Kim Tan (Lee Min Ho) is heir to the Empire Group sent to study abroad in the U.S. In reality it’s a form of exile, as his elder half-brother back home, Kim Won (Choi Jin Hyuk) schemes to takes over the family business. While in the States, Kim Tan bumps into Cha Eun Sang (Park Shin Hye), who’s arrived from Korea in search of her older sister. He feels himself falling for her, never realizing that she’s the daughter of his family’s housekeeper. When his fiancée Rachel Yoo (Kim Ji Won) arrives to bring him back to Korea, his heart is torn between love and duty. Meanwhile, Rachel’s half-brother Choi Young Do (Kim Woo Bin) develops his own crush on Eun Sung. Who said being a rich, beautiful high school student was easy? (Source)

Starring Lee Min Ho (Heirs) and Park Shin Hye
Heirs is co-produced by DramaFever.

My Thoughts:

I love this series! Definitely an awesome tandem Park Shin Hye and Lee Min Ho! This story kinda made me happy and sad at the same time. Sometimes when you think about it you think rich kids leads a happy life because they have everything or whatever but they actually most of the time don't have the essential things that matters in real life such a a normal loving family life you know. They're acting skill so brilliant brought these characters to life and the romance part especially the love triangle doesn't look so force you know it's so heartwarming and cute thinking they're all still in school aww...I like how the story intertwined and they're mothers so funny! there's quite a lot of comic relief moments overall 5 out of 5 stars a great balance in everything! family life,different sorts of relationships etc. I highly recommend this show! xD

Monday, November 9, 2015

My Love From Another Star (Korean Drama) | Tv Series Review

Source: Dramafever

My Love From Another Star (별에서 온 그대)
Alternate titles: 来自星星的你
Episodes: 21 
Broadcast company: SBS (2013)
Genre: Melodrama , Comedy , Romance , Romantic Comedy,Fantasy,Sci-fi

Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun) is an otherworldly beauty, literally. After crash landing on Earth 400 years ago, Min Joon has diligently observed humans for centuries, ultimately coming to cynical conclusions. On top of being a super babe, Min Joon's got enhanced vision, hearing and agility — all the more reason to believe he's superior to everyone on Earth. That is, until he pursues the beautiful actress Cheon Song Yi (Gianna Jun) for a romance out of this world.

My thoughts:

Took me awhile to finally get into this dunno why I didn't watched this soon enough or while it's still airing I guess I tried to stay away from the hype for what I heard it's really good! and it actually is! very good! well made and written pretty convincing actually although I feel like the ending is quite force like you know just so to get a happy ending but don't get me wrong I like a happy ending but theory wise you know? I like how there's an extra episode for the fans since it's such a hit! I love Jeon Ji Hyun especially in the early days of her career she also got married recently and I'm starting to get fond of Kim Soo Hyun his character always seems serious and uptight whenever I watch him.Overall 4.9 out of 5 stars that ending tho... still I highly recommend this show! love love love!