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K-Drama Ramblings

My evil readers recommended I try out Sassy Girl for size! Sadly, I believe it’s no longer available stateside as I couldn’t find it anywhere so I ended up buying a rather shady copy of it from an Asian video store in Queens. I really hate buying versions like this because the subtitles are awful. I normally wait and buy the English Version of K-Dramas but since Sassy Girl is so new an English DVD Set is unavailable. I believe the official release was available from YesAsia upon it’s release in October or November but it’s since sold out and it takes ages to get back in stock! Impatient as I am I wanted it now thus I ended up with this set!

So I got it!

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Yay!

I just finished Coffee Prince and I’m happy to say it was rather awesome! As I was telling a reader in comments Coffee Prince isn’t your standard K-Drama! All the normal ho-hom elements are definately in Coffee Prince. Example: Girl meets Boy. Boy is rich, Girl is Poor. Girl and Boy fall in love. Boy treats Girl kinda harshly. Boy’s family strongly disapproves Girl’s background. Yada yada yada etc..etc…typical Korean Soap! However, even though Coffee Prince follows the same old story plot as every other K-Drama I’ve seen it does have redeeming qualities that sets itself apart from your standard drama! The twist of the main character pretending to be a boy is one thing that makes the drama really different and interesting! Plenty of comic relief from a great supporting cast helps relieve the tension in the story! Quite a few sexy, romantic moments really add a nice touch of sweetness to 17 hours you’re wasting on this! The beginning, the middle and the ending is very fulfilling thus when it’s over you’re actually feeling like you’ve lost some new found friends instead of wanting to bawl your eyes out that you wasted time on a soap that killed off one of the main characters!

Anyway! That’s my little mini wrap up and review of Coffee Prince icon smile

YAY my copy of Coffee Prince’s Soundtrack! Tis awesome you need it!
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I’m now looking forward to watching Sassy Girl after all the rave reviews! I just ordered Witch Yoo Hee, SOS, Sweet Relationship, Foxy Lady and Heavenly Forest…so I guess this means my Resolution to NOT buy K-Dramas until I watch what I already have has gone out the window? Sigh. Oh well! I don’t have enough hours in the day to watch all these but it’s sure fun trying to watch at least an hour a night and failing miserably!

What are you watching right now?

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Click here to read my past ramblings about Coffee Prince!

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The Muse and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

My god it’s been the utter week from hell!

I need to rant a little!

I’ve been so sick since Sunday and I having thee worst agonizing sore throat EVER! If this wasn’t enough about two million other things have happened to totally unsettle my week!

My best jubako (I brought it while in Japan! It was sooooo freaking special to me!) was shattered into two million pieces this morning when I grabbed for it quickly! Ugh! GRRR! I was so upset I almost cried! To make matters worst I repacked my bits into a bento and that too freaking fell on the floor (my office kitchen is littered with the remains of my carefully packed bento right now!)!!! My god the horror! How freaking crazy is this!? *sniff* Bloody hell I find packing a bento very relaxing but not this morning!

To make things even worst…………!!!!!!!!!

I had billing reports due out today and Fed-Ex came early (they came at 10:45 AM?!?! WTH! They are supposed to pick up at 4:30 PM!!!!!!!) and they weren’t done this means that I have to make the stupid long track after work to drop them off at Fed-Ex myself! I wouldn’t mind so much if I was feeling 100% but I’m feeling about 10% at the moment!

It’s excruciatingly painful to swallow at the moment due to my very sore throat, I lost my keys and I’m having to use my valet key for my car (I’m so scared it’s going to snap in the ignition), I can’t find anything on my desk at the moment, my lunch is ruined…….

My stomach is growling at the moment as I haven’t eaten anything aside from hot tea in two days and I’m not below taking my chopsticks, sitting cross legged on the floor and picking the remains of my bento off the floor…..anyone wanna join me?

Pray tell what else can go wrong today?

Please can I go home now and back to bed?

Did I mention that I can’t find anything on my desk? I said that already didn’t I?

Someone shoot me….

Just shoot me…put the Muse out of her misery……

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Miserable Muse

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Hey guys!

I know many of you have come to expect daily updates from me 3-4 times a day and I just wanted to say sorry as I’ve been a bit remiss lately because I’m suffering from the worst sore throat ever and it’s making me miserable and quite weak!

I stayed home Monday and went to the Doctor yesterday but I’m still feeling very poorly today!

I have so much to do at my office today it’s surreal when all I want is my bed!

Anyway!

I thought I’d compile a list of past posts for you while I’m busy working and feeling yuck so you’ll at least have something to enjoy while I’m slow posting! I picked the posts by what you’ve been searching for on my blog as of late!

Hugs from your very sick Muse!

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Pinky FOTD

Friday’s FOTD I was lazy a bit so a pink track suit, pink cheeks, and some pink shadow and away I go!

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SQUEAL! New Steve Madden’s to keep my feet warm and add about 3 inches to my short self with their awesome thick soles! *happy sigh* Sorry, I have a bit of a Steve Madden fetish!
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What I Used:

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Bare Minerals Blush in Fruit Cocktail
Too Faced After Glow in Betrayal
Too Faced Kitty Glitter in Pussy Galore (That sounds so wrong!)
Canmake Cheek Gradation in 01 (I LOVE CANMAKE! Ok I feel better now that I shouted that)
CG Smoothers Eyeliner Pencil in In the Mod
MJ Mascara
Kiss Mascara Overcoat in Pink

Lips
MAC Plushglass in Full for You

Eyes
T’estimo Fresh Clear Eyes Palette in 07
Too Faced After Glow in Betrayal
Too Faced Kitty Glitter in Pussy Galore

About 10 hours later! Still going strong aside from the fact that I bit off my lipgloss and my hair is misbehaving!
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Ramblings About A Delightfully Broken Resolution!

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Well….

I broke one of my resolutions (See my New Year’s resolutions by clicking here) last week when I ordered Coffee Prince from YesAsia.com but I’m not taking responsible as I was tempted by two evil readers to watch this! It’s their fault not mine! Hehe!

I couldn’t wait to get it as it released the 15th, so I ended up going to Book Off (It’s a Japanese Media Store that sells used books, DVD’s, general Manga, etc….) and purchasing the set from them and canceling my online order. It was lucky they even had it as they don’t always get in the latest K-Dramas plus it was an early release (I ended up watching some of this while on the plane to California)!

I’d like to thank those two readers, Humming and HT, for the great recommendation as Coffee Prince is wonderful so far! I watched the first 5 episodes and I have to say it’s quite darling within the first few hours so I can imagine how great it’ll be as the story progresses! This is working it’s way onto my favorite list pretty fast and I can’t wait to sit down and watch the rest of it (the entire series is 17 episodes so I’ll be busy for a while!).

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The subtitles are high quality on this so if you’re purchasing the English version have no fear in that direction! One minor complaint is the subtitles are running by really quickly so I find myself rewinding a bit. I’m sure as I watch more I’ll adjust to the quickness and I really can’t rant too much at all since the quality of the subtitling is excellent with the English DVD version (Although I did catch a few times where they referred to “her” instead of “he” and I’m wondering if that was intentional!??!)! Aside from that the box set was really beautiful and well worth the price (as all Asian box sets are)! I believe they had a special press of the DVD box set but I went with the regular one. It was quite a bargain at $79.99 USD as YesAsia was selling it for $99.99 USD!

Yoon Eun Hye is absolutely adorable in this and I was shocked to see her hair cut so short! She can totally pass for a young boy! After seeing her in Palace and watching her in this it’s difficult to wrap my brain around the character she’s playing in Coffee Prince! She presents herself in such a way it’s easy enough to mistake her sex, I find the illusion of her gender especially easy enough to believe as I do not speak or understand Korean so the expression and tones are lost on me. If she is using a feminine tone I wouldn’t notice at all as I’m not familiar with the language enough to catch it so I can easily sit back and see her as a male character without a problem. The tomboy role has been done before with actress/singer Jang Nara in My Love Patzzi but Yoon Eun Hye takes the role of a tomboy and totally turns it on its ear! Gong Yoo looks as gorgeous as ever in this and he counteracts on Yoon Eun Hye’s character so well! The two of them make the ideal, beautiful gay couple (If only Yoon Eun was actually male that is)! Truly they compliment each other wonderfully, one built and tall, while the other is petite and short!

It’s also really nice to sit down to a K-Drama that doesn’t have anyone dying (at least I don’t think anyone will) or having some terminal disease! It’s also refreshing to do away with the jealous character as well. (someone had mentioned the same in a comment on my New Year’s resolution post! I must say I don’t mind the jealous character but it’s rather nice to get away from it for a while and just enjoy a funny love story!) K-Dramas can be a little too typical sometimes! This seems to be a really nice romantic comedy! My head can do without the depressing bits and my heart can really enjoy the laughter and love! I burst out laughing quite a few times already(APOLOGIZE! APOLOGIZE!) especially with the “blind date” who had hairy under arms! I was also smirking during the shopping spree and the dressing up of Yoon Eun’s character in a suit! Very cute scene!

Kim Jae Wook happens to be in this as well which is no great chore on my eyes by any means. His girlish good looks make me swoon (and of course his character probably plays off of his looks, we shall see!)! He’s only part of the supporting cast but really just seeing him in passing will be wonderful to behold as he’s fantastic eye candy! I think maybe the appeal and beauty of bish?nen is lost on most sadly (but definately not on me!!!!!)! He’s too yummie for mere words! He is by all means Muse Approved. Can I haz him on a plate pleaze?

Anyway…..quite off the topic of cosmetics today aren’t I?

I just wanted to say thanks to my two readers for recommending this! I love it so far!

Anyone watch it?

Want to see it?

It’s definately not makeup but Coffee Prince is most definitely Muse Approved for purchase! You’ll want your own copy so you can watch it again and again (I haven’t even seen it all yet but I can obviously see it’s going to be a favorite!)!

This one was well worth breaking my resolution for!

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