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2015 End of Year Drama Review

Collage 2015Wow, what a year 2015 has been! I can’t believe that another has just flew by with a blink of an eye. 2015 was a very important year for me, taking some of the biggest steps in my life and embarking on wonderful adventures. I have learnt so much in 2015 about myself and beyond that I would never have thought would have been possible. 2015 was full of challenges and while challenges they were, they were challenges that has helped to shape me into the person that I am today. I found myself quite busy in 2015 with various commitments consuming most of my time leaving me not much time to spare for dramaing. Surprisingly, I watched a similar amount of dramas as I did in 2014 butI found myself being a lot more picky with what I chose to watch. I started the year quite slow with drama-watching as there was not much dramas that called for my attention to watch them. Then the year-end came around and there were a number of dramas that all wanted my attention at the same time. It has been especially hard for me to catch up on my current dramas as I am currently in Shanghai where the internet hasn’t been so great and that added on with my current commitment has made drama-watching less of a priority. Nonetheless, it has been a very eventful drama year and I am quite happy with my drama choices. This end-of-year drama review is late but it’s finally here! Better late than never, right? Continue reading

In Time With You vs. The Time We Were Not In Love


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I was really looking forward to The Time We Were Not In Love as the remake of the hit Taiwanese drama In Time With You. I wholeheartedly adored ITWY and to date, it is one of my favourite dramas of all time. I had high expectations for TTWWNIL but I knew not to keep them up too high, but despite my low expectations of the drama, it still managed to really disappoint me, so much so that I just gave up watching it and had to push myself to finish it for the sake of finishing it. In fact, now that I look at it, TTWWNIL completely butchered ITWY. I did finish TTWWNIL in the end and it was nice to see a final closure to the couple who could have had their love story drawn summed up in two eps. The couple already knew themselves that their hearts belong to one another and this was the main reason why the drama was so draggy to watch. Continue reading

The Time We Were Not In Love Episode 10 Recap

Screen Shot 2015-08-01 at 4.47.08 pmThis ep was actually pretty boring which all the steps forward not actually being steps forward. It’s supposed to be a simple one with two people involved but it’s complicated when the two parties are being wishy-washy with their feelings. Guess they have a few more games to play before they will be able to unleash their true feelings for one another. The vacation didn’t seem to do much for Won who has come back with his heart still torn while Ha Na is still trying to understand whether she has made the right decision in getting back together with her former flame. It’s all about decisions, decisions that will lead to better decisions in the future but for now they have to live with the consequences of their current decisions.  Continue reading

The Time We Were Not In Love Episode 9 Recap

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This ep was all on Ha Na as she follows her heart and whether that is a good decision or not, that will be up to her to find out in due time, but as of now, she is chasing her heart and it’s going to take her on an adventure of a lifetime as she rediscovers love with an old flame. Even though Seo Hoo is a baddie kind of guy but I really like him together with Ha Na and it’s for some unexplainable reason. My heart just prefers him with together with Ha Na. He does love her, just in a way that makes Won’s love for Ha Na superior. Won’s the nice guy and has sidelined his own happiness for Ha Na to chase after her own happiness. He has loved Ha Na for 17 years from the sideline so what more can he lose by continuing to love her from the sideline?  Continue reading

The Time We Were Not In Love Episode 8 Recap

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😥 I am so sad because the recap I wrote for ep 7 didn’t save properly so everything I wrote disappeared! This is why this ep’s recap is out first.

There’s a saying that goes “timing is everything” and this has never been truer for both Won and Seo Hoo who were both just at the wrong place, wrong time so they missed out the opportunity to be together with Ha Na. For Won, he just never found the appropriate time to confess while for Seo Hoo, he was not there with her when she needed him most and because of that he crushed her heart. Won had 17 years to confess but could never muster the courage to do so. Seo Hoo had three years to find her, explain and apologise but never did so until now. For both these men, following their heart both comes down to timing. Now, they are given the opportunity to win her once and for all and timing will be the crucial deciding factor. Continue reading

The Time We Were Not In Love Episode 6 Recap

Screen Shot 2015-07-16 at 9.48.16 pmLove takes people on a journey, one that is full of self discoveries. It’s a journey that is very complex, not that it is ever simple to begin with, and for Won and Ha Na finding love has never been more complicated. Ha Na has never had much success in the field of love; just when she think she has got a good hold on love, she loses grip and it all comes crashing down beneath her eyes. It is no wonder she loses more and more confidence with each relationship. The guy who she almost walked down the aisle with has returned and ready to start anew with her but the question is whether she has the confidence to give their relationship another shot? Won will, regardless of her decision, remain by her side and catches if she falls, though he will definitely protect her from falling over like the protector he has been to her for the past 17 years. Continue reading

The Time We Were Not In Love Episode 5 Recap

Screen Shot 2015-07-15 at 11.50.33 pmIt’s all about the ex-lover as Seo Hoo enters back into the game and is ready to fight for another chance to be with Ha Na. Won is not happy to see the jerk who once broke his best friend’s heart back in town and Seo Hoo’s appearance only pushes Won to realise deep down how he feels towards his best friends. It is becoming clearer and clearer that the feelings are no longer platonic, not that it ever was. For 17 years, he has been in love with her. He has witnessed every one of her past relationships just as she had with his. While Ha Na is still lost in her complicated love life, Won is not and is certain with his heart that counter to always telling Ha Na that he will never love her, he does in fact love her. But first he must get through that pesky ex of Ha Na’s before he can take her heart and one thing for certain is that Won will definitely put up a fight with Seo Hoo and that Seo Hoo will also put up a fair game. Continue reading

The Time We Were Not In Love Episode 4 Recap

Screen Shot 2015-07-09 at 9.22.20 amHa Na and Won may have been friends for 17 years but a friendship can all change in the spur of moment. Everything changes with time and although a 17 year friendship may seem like a long time for Ha Na and Won to work out their feelings for one another, but there are some things that just take its time to foster. Ha Na and Won’s relationship take one huge leap forward this ep with both Ha Na and Won becoming more and more aware of their feelings for one another. While they are both taking on a different path in their lives, one thing that they can be sure of is that they will be there for one another to the very end, because that is what friendship calls for. Continue reading

The Time We Were Not In Love Episode 3 Recap

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 11.22.56 pmHa Na and Won both take a turn in finding love. While Won’s love life takes an uphill turn, Ha Na’s come crashing down again but she has one guy in her life who will stick with her through and through and that is none other than Won. She doesn’t know it yet but her heart is racing for him in a way that feels natural to her, as it always has been, due to their extensive friendship but one thing that she can’t shake way is how she is growing more and more agitated as he advances on in love. Won, on the other hand, has a woman right in front of him who is more than eager to take their relationship up to the romantic level and whilst Won is trying to fall in love with her, his heart is already telling him otherwise. Continue reading

The Time We Were Not In Love Episode 2 Recap

Screen Shot 2015-07-04 at 9.02.09 pmFriendship is something that has tied Ha Na and Won together for 20 years but that, after 20 years of just friendship, will all change with time. The bet that they placed will force them outside of their comfort zones and actually get them to made advancement to their currently dry love lives which, in the process, will get them to realise that they are best suited towards one another. This ep was substantially better than the first ep with more of the past being revealed than what was initially shown to us. There’s also some strong moves taken by the interns and now the game of love is building up in its speed. Continue reading