[blog] the second lead syndrome

So I’ve been reading a lot about this so-called Second Lead Syndrome from some blogs I follow like my drama tea and it’s been amusing me. I seldom go for the second lead because if I don’t like the OTP that the drama is trying to sell me, then I drop it. But that’s just…

a fan’s work is never done

(For all my fan-friends from old and new fandoms) Or a fan’s spark is never gone. How did you start as a fan? I’m sure everyone has their own story to tell, the artists they’ve fangirl-ed (Dear Oxford Dictionary, please include fangirling/fanboying–for the sake of gender equality, spazzing and kyaa as new words) and the…

it’s White Day. honmei- or giri-choco for who?

It’s White Day. You know, that day in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan when it’s the men’s turn to give chocolates to women. In China though, it’s the women’s turn to give to the men; perhaps the rest of the world should adapt the Chinese tradition since it’s also the men who are expected to…

drama: BU BU JING XIN & some history lessons

With lack of something to watch aside from the Arashi variety shows, I finally succumbed to my first period drama, thanks to recommendations from aehyu and @GailT. I’m talking about BU BU JING XIN (also known as SCARLET HEART or STARTLING BY EACH STEP).     To be honest, I am not a fan of…