I was certainly on happier note this month than… well, on top of my mind now is December last year. I think it had something to do with the fact that, in December I took on something that I was reluctant at first but I went ahead despite my gut instinct, and of course it turned out terrible. But then I counted it as a blessing in disguise, since it told me that things could get much worse, so better find ways to enjoy my present life. I got out of it safely at the beginning of this month, and since then I’ve found in myself lots of energy and motivation to do many other interesting things.
Most likely I will join a new team, help their crowdfunding campaign as well as write the final thesis for them. It sounded like something I would enjoy doing – helping people, freely expressing my ideas, and being appreciated. I’m pretty excited about this.
Another thing is on the way, but I’m not going to talk to people about it yet. I hope it turns out well. Elf and Doina helped and encouraged me a lot in this, so although of course I must still be the one who does the work, I really received strength from them.
As for entertainment side, I was quite pleased this month. After 2.5 years, I finally had the courage to read Hoa Tư Dẫn (华胥引 / Hua Xu Yin) by Đường Thất Công Tử (唐七公子 / Tang Qi Gong Zi) again. At the time when I first read it with Truc, it left me such deep impression that I was afraid to read it again, worried that I wouldn’t be able to regain such beautiful emotions. Time passed by and I didn’t remember the details that much, thankfully it felt like first time reading. I laughed out loud a lot, cried some thousands rivers :p. It really lifted my mood that way.
Later on I also read two other books from her – Tam sinh tam thế Thập lý đào hoa (三世三世十里桃花) & Tam sinh tam thế Chẩm thượng thư (三生三世·枕上书). I liked the first one more than the second, but generally both of them are very, very nice. Looking forward to reading more books from her.
Quiet is another book I finished. Sometimes it hit so close to home I cried. I wish more people read it. Introverts are all around us and they have their special gifts to the world, too, you know.
Then the drama that totally captured my heart was Bên Nhau Trọn Đời (My Sunshine / 何以笙箫默). I fell head over heels with it and couldn’t make it more obvious on facebook :”). I was a bit sad to know that many people didn’t like Tiffany Tang / Tang Yan ‘s acting in this, since honestly, she stood out the most to me and the character she portrayed was really my most beloved in this drama. I became quite protective of her when some Wallace Chung’s fans and some other people’s fans took the chance to bash her. Although I also liked Wallace Chung a lot in this and believed he contributed a big part to the success of the drama, it wouldn’t be the same without Tang Yan. I was a bit surprised with my reaction, since usually when some people said bad things about IU, I just brushed it off and continued on. This time with Tang Yan, I kind of took it to heart and side-eyed those who made hurtful comments about her. Maybe it was because I knew the general public in Korea adores IU immensely, she seems to be contented with life and there’s no need to be protective for her. On the other hand, Tang Yan was on the weak side and I couldn’t help but love her even more. Well, I suppose I should trust her words then, that her character is different in different people’s hearts, and she portrayed what she believed was right. She was also in deep discussions with Gu Man – the writer of the book as well as co-writer for this drama, they had similarities in understanding the character. And the important thing was that, I was crazy about the drama because of the chemistry between the two main characters, far before all these tiring comparisons started, so I should stick with those beautiful feelings instead of over-analyzing things.
One funny thing was that when I was having a hard time controlling my feelings for My Sunshine, Elf also couldn’t help but constructed her life to get more of Healer. We both thought that we wouldn’t be able to get such strong emotions over these dramas again (they’ve become rather bland recently), only to find ourselves being totally miserable because of them (in a good way :D). We agreed that Misaeng must be the gateway for us to open our hearts again (lol), since we both have this overwhelming love after watching it. “Misaeng is love, Misaeng is life” ~ :3
The album I liked the most this month is, My Sunshine OST (surprised? :))).
The first song I paid attention to was Long Time No See by Tang Yan – a nice song that fitted really well to her character’s situation in the drama. Then gradually, My Sunshine by Zhang Jie grew on me and I would say I like it the most at this point. I’m not tired of listening to it. The part “You are my pretty sunshine. The world without you, whether good or bad is simply tasteless and empty” sounded especially warm and gentle…
A separate song I liked was Two Women’s Room by Davichi. It wasn’t a title song and of course wasn’t made into a MV, but I felt it was better that way. What a soft and ear-pleasing song…
Hm, I think that’s pretty much it? I would really like to learn more, do more, read more, listen more next month!