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April 24th, 2016 Posted 11:09 pm

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So… Descendants of the Sun came to an end last week and it’s one of the few shows that I actually watched from beginning to end. Here’s my obligatory fangirling post 😀 Spoilers obviously. I haven’t seen the 3-part special though!

I was actually quite irritated with Episode 15 which I thought was stupid and unnecessary. Like they were doing stuff only for the shock factor. Knew the guys would come back but I wanted them to stay dead out of spite -_-

But the finale was so perfect, I have no complaints!!! Haven’t felt so satisfied at how a show or book wrapped up in ages. And I loved how they referenced the other episodes in the final scene. Made me so emotional that I cried lol.

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I think the main reason I found the show so enjoyable is because it’s so fast-paced (sometimes even a little too much) so it’s very unlike other draggy K-dramas where it’s just one misfortune after another and lots of women sobbing all the time. Good when you have short attention spans like me.

My favourite scene is definitely the earthquake which spanned three very thrilling episodes. This was like right in the middle of the show and all the scenes that followed kinda went downhill in comparison…

Anyway, it was so heartbreaking when Dr Kang Mo Yeon was made to choose which patient to save or both would die. Loved seeing the military and medical team working together and being so selfless… In fact, the journalists were the pesky ones, trying to get a scoop in such critical times, and it made me feel bad about myself LOL. But well, at least they contributed by donating blood in the end.

Loved the romance between the supporting characters too. It was just as strong and engaging as the main storyline, if not better?

Kinda feel that the epidemic scene in which Myeong Ju nearly died wasn’t intense enough to make us fear that she might really die. I guess that’s the problem with being fast-paced.  But the cafe scene was simply too adorbs for words!!

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Not to forget the awesome soundtracks and the breathtaking setting (yes I know I’ve mentioned this before… someone give the cinematographer an award please?) but it’s really SO beautiful. There are even tours to the filming locations now. Man… quite a bummer that the tranquility of the place will be disturbed by endless tourists now.

Anyway, I know some of the criticism about the show is that it’s too cheesy and unrealistic (both true). But that’s the point of watching fictitious shows, isn’t it? To escape from reality. Life is dry and boring and depressing enough.

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Sadly, Vampire Diaries has become a pile of shit so I haven’t been watching it. Season 7 keeps cutting from past to present to future so for the first time ever, I don’t really understand / can’t follow what’s going on.

Yet I’m not ready to give up on it yet because I love the Salvatores even without Elena. We were all wrong ok… the show was always about the two brothers and not the love triangle. But I’m still hoping that one day there’ll be Delena again. You see la, stubborn or not?

Till I fall asleep

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April 20th, 2016 Posted 11:38 pm

Lower half of my body has been aching so badly the past two days because I booked a fitness class on the KFit app on Monday night without knowing what it was. There was no description but it was very near my house so I decided to check it out.

Turned out to be a bootcamp!!! It was just me and one other (very fit-looking) girl and the trainer. Felt like puking after the class wtf… I haven’t exercised in months because no time and no energy so I guess my stamina is shit again.

Ok but I am determined to use KFit more and not waste money… Plus I am getting so fat from sitting at my office desk all the time.

Planned to do so many things like binge-reading and movie marathoning on my off day but I ended up simply sleeping till 5pm hahaha. But that seems to be the norm nowadays because I’m always so tired. Yet every night I sleep so late despite having work in the morning and end up running on a mere four hours worth of sleep.

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My resolution to lead a healthier lifestyle is obviously failing. Also need to stop spending 12 hours at my office desk every day (that was what happened the last two weeks) and leave on time. It’s not that I have poor time management because I already work faster than most people… But I also have more on my plate as compared to everyone else.

One year is up so my stint in the Social Committee is over. Was quite tempted to rejoin because I did enjoy it and all the parties we organised (not gonna lie, loved having first dibs on the food and drinks as well as keeping the leftover alcohol). But I have decided not to because of time constraints plus I’m already feeling very stretched. Such a shame though.

Been wanting to go on a long leave and holiday but I can’t find a good time range because I always seem to have something on. Plus I am lazy to plan trips. Got two full-day courses right smack in the middle of May. And of course I’m unwilling to miss any learning opportunities especially those that are paid for by the company.

We also had lots of guests and visitors coming by the past few weeks. Students participating in workshops to find out more about us as well as focus group sessions with our readers to get feedback and opinions.

Been giving presentations and sharing with people about our work and achievements and the things we do so it has all been very interesting for both sides. Also very refreshing to meet people who are loyal readers and give positive feedback on our products.

Had a pretty good weekend of impromptu plans though! All last minute but I’m really glad to see people I haven’t seen in ages and spend time with those I care about. Or maybe I am just desperate for social interaction outside of work.

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