Y’know what I hate? When a review starts off with a recap of the plot. If I’m interested in the book, I’ve already read the plot synopsis and nothing anyone puts in their review really tops what the publisher/author has already written.
WHEW. So glad I got that off my chest. Here’s what’s on F.C. Yee’s site about The Epic Crush of Genie Lo:
“The struggle to get into a top-tier college consumes sixteen-year-old Genie Lo’s every waking thought. But when her sleepy Bay Area town comes under siege from hell-spawn straight out of Chinese folklore, her priorities are suddenly and forcefully rearranged.
Her only guide to the demonic chaos breaking out around her is Quentin Sun, a beguiling, maddening new transfer student from overseas. Quentin assures Genie she is strong enough to fight these monsters, for she unknowingly harbors an inner power that can level the very gates of Heaven.
Genie will have to dig deep within herself to summon the otherworldly strength that Quentin keeps talking about. But as she does, she finds the secret of her true nature is entwined with his, in a way she could never have imagined…”
I started A Love So Beautiful and then stopped after the first fifteen minutes because I tend to dislike dramas where the female lead is not very intelligent. Something kept niggling in my mind, though, so I decided to watch it again. I am so glad I gave it another try! Here are my first impressions and unfiltered thoughts:
Did you enjoy the 90’s US movie She’s All That? Did you know that there is an even more entertaining and romantic Filipino version titled Just The Way You Are? We didn’t either…until now, that is. Join Clkytta and Kmuse (and the Maknae, who tagged along) as they chat about why this movie is better than the original as they continue their journey through Filipinio rom-coms. Continue reading
Many of our readers know that Clkytta and I have been dipping our toes into the drama/movie waters of Southern Asia. Specifically Philippine movies and dramas. This experience has been both a positive and a negative. The positive being we have found a whole new level of fun romantic movies to delve into. The negative is the lack of English subs and availability of content to foreign viewers. Which brings me to today’s topic. The Filipino TV streaming site TFC. Is this the answer to my content problems? Come join me as I review the various aspects of the site and let you know if it is worth the money. Continue reading
Kmuse & Clkytta continue their foray into reviewing Filipino movies with their next pick She’s Dating the Gangster. Come hear their thoughts about cute OTPs (One True Pairings) & unexpected plot twists. Continue reading
The Fangirls take a jump down south to the Phillipines (our first foray into Phillipine cinema) and watch the romantic comedy Can’t Help Falling In Love. I think we can safely say that we are now huge fans of this couple. Come join us as we chat all things accidental marriage in our latest movie review. Continue reading
One of my favorite comic book heroes is Batman. Dark, broody, a little bit handsome, and sometimes sassy, he overcomes his tragic childhood through pure grit, then uses the resources he has available to make life better for the people around him, even if they don’t appreciate it.
Now let’s put City Hunter into that paragraph: One of my favorite kdrama heroes is City Hunter. Dark, broody, a little bit handsome, and sometimes sassy, he overcomes his tragic childhood through pure grit, then uses the resources he has available to make life better for the people around him, even if they don’t appreciate it.
Yep, it works.
You know what’s really hard? Finding niche books that scratch the itch for this avid reader. When I ran across Jennie’s books (well before I found her here on the blog!), I was delighted! Continue reading
We at DWASOK have been craving a Ji Chang Wook fix for a while, so Fabricated City being released with subs came at the perfect time. Come join Drama Geek and myself as we discuss all things Fabricated City and we will let you know if this movie is worthy of the awesomeness that is Ji Chang Wook. Continue reading
So many great new MV’s were released this month. Come check out what The Fangirls think about the latest musical comebacks. Continue reading