What College Feels Like

Hello, Hello, Hellloooo~ (Count Olaf reference anyone?…Probably not.)

Wowza! It’s been 1 year and half since we (moonlightjoy, lunadara, chicfairy) started this blog! I know we never started out big, but it was fun posting random, small stuff here. We would always mostly blog everyday, but it was only because we had time in the last 1-2 years. This year, all four of us bloggers are in college and we barely have the time anymore. Just writing this makes me miss blogging almost every day. College has taken a toll on us. Exams, midterms, jobs, MONEY and of course, THE TIME!

So how is college life? Meh. Not that exciting, but it’s good! It’s just that for me, I didn’t join any clubs or have a job yet, so it still feels very much like high school to me. Unlike the others, they have jobs and I feel like I’m doing something terribly wrong with my life -___-

College is really nice. Our campus is California State University, Sacramento. It sounds nice right? (Yeah, whatever. You guys probably go to Yale or something.) It’s really green and beautiful. The campus is growing smaller and smaller, though, because I’ve been walking around so much, haha. Just this past autumn, the campus was shrouded with falling leaves and it just gave an extremely serene vibe to the school. It’s very peaceful when it’s peaceful, but when it’s loud and wild and nice, it’s loud and wild and nice! I love my school 🙂 I’m blogging this in the Fall and it’s already getting a little cold. Need to get warmer clothes!

Classes are great. I’m in my third semester of college, but overall, my professors have been extremely kind and funny. The faculty around our school is really nice and patient with whatever you are concerned with and they care about you alot. That’s one thing I like about this campus (although, I hope I’m not exploiting too much. I only speak from experience.) Classes are big and small. Some are too small, some are way too big. But learning is the same!

I love the food courts here. So much good food. Don’t believe it when they say “Freshmen 15″…because it’s actually “Freshmen 50”. Trust me. Really.

In college, you really need to balance time. Time is so precious in college, I swear. It ranges from sleeping time, homework/study time, lunch time, class time, everything! Time, time, time everywhere. It never stops. I don’t know how my friends (the other bloggers here) manage their time to work their butts off. They must be suckers for time destroyer…jobs…yeah.

One luxurious thing I love about college is choosing our own classes. It is so freaking amazing. In my Spring 2013 semester, all of my classes were in the afternoon, which meant sleep in time for me in the mornings! School is basically a job, and it’s flexible with your schedule! Registering for classes, however, are extremely ANNOYING, OH MY GOD. I cannot express how frustrating it is. There are so many freshmen coming into our college that it’s really hard to get the classes you need. The competition and struggle is REAL! Darn freshmen.

There really isn’t much to say about college at all, honestly. In college, it’s all about freedom. You can do what you want in college. You don’t have to go to class (not encouraging this!) if you don’t want to, you don’t have to sit in the same seat in your classes, you can ride bikes around and do so much more. You don’t have to look fancy for anyone because in college, nobody gives a crap about you or how you look. Unlike high school, a stage where teenagers will judge you.

In the end, college is really just another school. You get in class, learn, and get out. That’s all there is. Responsibilities and priorities become emphasized during this time of life, but you just have to learn how to manage it all. That’s the college life!


How to be the Main Girl (In a Korean Drama)

Park Shin Hye as Cha Eun Sang, Heiress to PovertyPark Shin Hye as Cha Eun Sang, Heiress to Poverty

I am bacckkkk! I promised that I’d be back with more of this series 🙂

My last post with the “How To Be” series was how to be the main guy in the manga world. This time, it’s going to be the main girl in the Korean drama world! Now I know many people have done this so many times before and you will see many similarities between our points, but I hope it’s fun to read and hope you enjoy it!

  • First off, just be poor. No more to say.
  • Be poor, but also be the most mentally strongest girl anyone has ever met.
  • You have 2-3 jobs to barely pay for your tuition at school.
  • You always have a best friend/roommate that supports you no matter what happens.
  • You’re the center of attention. Every guy wants to have you because they want to.
  • You also have a best guy friend that always loves you, but you don’t love him back romantically. How dare you not like him back! Are you really that slow and freaking naive, you main girl?
  • You go to school with all of the characters in the whole drama series.
  • All of the other characters are rich; you’re the only poor one who got into the school because you worked your butt off.
  • You always have a mean relative that wants to tries to take care you.
  • When you meet your main guy, you guys start off bad. Sometimes it’s good, and sometimes it’s because of the magical accidental kiss.
  • Halfway through, you hate MG (Main Guy). But in your heart, you secretly like him (because of his personality). Pssh, you saw him shirtless before, just admit that you like him because of his body and face, goddamn it.
  • You have a sad, depressing past. Your parents died, you took care of yourself when you were at a young age, you live in a crappy apartment. You dream big, but it’s hard to achieve it because you are DIRT POOR.
  • And yet, you have nice clothing. Or you dress just as casual as how the rich people wear.
  • Halfway through, you will meet your MG’s fiance. Or bitchy ex-girlfriend. She’s also rich. And she wants to destroy you.
  • You are now in competition, but you have one thing she (ex-gf/fiance) will never have: strength and determination! (The struggle of a girl in poverty!)
  • Supposedly, you have been in love before. But it never really shows who you had a relationship with.
  • And your MG makes you feel like it’s your first time in love.
  • AND… I hate to admit it. Unless this is a really intense drama, going toward the more R-rated area…you are a REALLY bad kisser. (Warning: long rant below)
  • Seriously, you are SO FREAKING stoic when he kisses you. He does all of the head tilting and kissing, and you don’t even moves your lips AT ALL. By this time, you are a grown woman and your hormones should be reacting like crazy during this moment. How can you not move at all (besides closing your eyes)? And not even trying to wrap your arms around him while he kisses you?A kiss is not THAT electrifying,…is it?
  • And his kisses aren’t even that intense. A little more than a peck, but that’s all -____-
  • A little after halfway, you get to meet his parents mom or grandmother.
  • They are the epitomes of pure, evil. Evil I say!
  • They are rich, powerful women and they can do research about you faster than the government can.
  • They will plot an evil scheme…and bribe you to dump your MG.
  • You and your MG have an emotional break-up scene. He will grab your wrist and turn you around and he will tell you he loves you. You will fight back tears and coldly tell him that you never loved him.
  • As you walk away, you cry a river.
  • If this isn’t the scenario, you will deny the bribe and you will fight against his evil mom/grandma.
  • They will torture you until you reach HELL.
  • Much, much later on, you realize that you can’t live without your MG, so you confess that you love him too and you guys are all lovey-dovey.
  • Soon after, his evil mom/grandma will discover that they knew your parents before they died. Either they were business partners or they were good friends.
  • Either they make it worse for you or they forgive you and they let you love your MG.
  • At this time, everything turns ape sh*t. You discover that the bitchy ex-girlfriend earlier could have been your half-sister or step-sister.
  • In one scenario: Your parents that died weren’t your parents. They were adoptive parents. Your real parents are rich and powerful too, but they had a reason to abandon you.
  • In the end it gets emotional, but you end up with your MG. Yay!
  • And then the viewers realize that with all the chaos happening…it appears that you never had one piece of homework to do.

It has come to an end! If you have any suggestions, comment and I can add them! Hopefully, this wasn’t too long. Thanks for reading 🙂

P.S. This will be added to the “How To Be” page. Enjoy!

Blog Series!

Hello! It’s been so long since we’ve been blogging, I know! But we’ve all been quite busy with our lives and haven’t got the time to blog. I eventually come back once in a while for check ups, but I promise I will come back to blogging every twice a week or so! It needs to be brought back to life!

So, I know many people have been doing these things forever, but I’ve decided to start a separate page called “How To Be” Blog Series! If you guys have been reading our posts, you’ll notice that moonlightjoy and doodlearts (me) have both blogged a “How To Be” already. From now on, I will post more of these in order to liven up this page again. It’s becoming dead, which is not a good thing. You guys will find this page on the top of the home page, above the blog header. It’s not hard to miss 😉

I will try to update this blog as much a I can. We’ve been gone for too long, we need a grand comeback! Thank you so much for reading and have a nice day! 🙂

Coffee Shop

Hello hello!

Wow, too long now! I know I’ve said that a lot every time I post, but it literally has become too long. Last time I post was in January! Anyways, I’m back to review B.A.P’s new single, “Coffee Shop”! Take a look (at them sexy pictures):


Back to reviewing, it’s very sexy! I like their new concept. It’s kind of quiet, subtle and it’s very easy on the ears. Something you would hear in the clubs of the 1920s 🙂 I like how they are being versatile with their music nowadays. Their top tracks in their albums so far have been their usual: aggressive, upbeat, hardcore and super super hot. In this one, however, it’s nice and calming. It’s also shot in Los Angeles!

I really like how this song is sweet singing and calm rapping. It creates such a delicate atmosphere. I’m one of those people who can appreciate nice music. If it sounds good to me, then I like it. I don’t have a specific genre of music that I only listen to. My friend described me once as “universal”. Haha. but that’s really the reason why I like this song. It’s nice, it’s soothing and it’s amazing! Can I mention that Daehyun (my lovely and handsome bias) looks super hot in this music video? (The others look great also! Daehyun is just…hotter.) I can’t say much about this music video because it’s indescribable. They all look amazing! I always knew Zelo would break out soon with his singing. Hehe.

My KCON ’12 Story/Experience

Okay. This is going to be a LONG post. A heads up for people who wants to hear my story/experience.

***Just a note to start off this post: I am completely grateful OVERALL that this event happened. I appreciate the fact that KCON held this event and invited some of Korea’s hottest stars, just so that the international fans, like me, can get to meet them up close and get our prized signed albums, posters, T-shirt etc. to bring home. So KCON, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DOING THIS!***

Before I wanted to come to KCON, I actually didn’t want to go at all. Honestly, I was already a bit tired of traveling so far out of my hometown (Sacramento) just to go to a concert. I’ve done that twice; once to SM Town 2010 in LA and once more for SM Town 2012 in LA as well. This year made my third time going to a concert; but it wasn’t just the concert itself, of course, it was all about the fan signing event. That’s what really made up my decision to go to KCON. Who knows? There will never be a chance to meet up close with your KPOP stars  like this again in another 2-3 years. So the idea of getting to meet my awesome KPOP stars overwhelmed me and I made the decision to go. It was me and my two cousins. We bought the tickets and the next thing to do was wait.

While waiting for the day to come, I actually went to a website, preferably Yesasia.com, to purchase specific albums from specific stars. I bought a B.A.P, G.NA. 4Minute and Exo-M album. Since I wasn’ t entirely into Nu’est or VIXX yet, I didn’t buy anything from them. However, after I purchased the items, I waited till they came through the mail. Note that Yesasia does take up from 6-14 days to ship out. I forgot to read that part of the shipping process and KCON was only 2 weeks away! Yikes.

Fortunately, I did get them in time! I was extremely happy because this was actually the first time I purchased KPOP related things online as well. So you can’t imagine how giggly and joyful I was once I saw the package, LOL.

Soo…..drum beats roll in…and tada! KCON is finally here! After coming home from school on Friday, I was ready…to get ready. Haha. I packed the things I needed; toiletries, clothes…you know, the good stuff for traveling. Went to the store to buy some clothes and shoes for the trip. Pondered here and there and was dropped off at my cousin’s house. Finally, at midnight, we packed our things into the car and sped our way to Irvine.

*Gonna save myself the trouble and not explain the roadtrip*

After 7 hours, we are here in Irvine! Since the event started at 10:00AM, we rushed to find a motel because we didn’t do it beforehand. Luckily, we found one very close to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (5 minutes away at least!). My cousins and I checked into the motel, put our things away, ate breakfast, got ready and left for the event. Once we got there…Boy, oh,boy you did NOT want to see the line. The line was at least…how long is 1000ft? Not gonna do the math,  but it was very long, that’s what I can say. The weather was much warmer than in Sacramento, but because I didn’t expect the unexpected, I wore a denim flannel with jeggings and low heel boots, along with side-swept curled hair. Imagine how I looked like when it got hot and humid. Bleh.
Once we got to the entrance where security will be checking our bags, I readily opened my bags and was going to go through. Since it was hot, I brought a water bottle with me; however, they didn’t allow FULL water bottles in the event. My first moment of WTH? They said chug it, or throw it away. Since I wasn’t in the mood to chug a whole water bottle (The water bottle was quite big), I poured it out on the side. What a waste of water. I simply sighed and walked in.

Walking in, walking in…and boom. The place was CROWDED with tons of people. The first thing we wanted to do were get our pre-ordered merchandise. However, the line for the merchandise booth were only for the people buying the merchandise on the spot, so we had to go find the pre-order booth on the other side of the place. We walked and walked until we got there and there you have it, another line. We waited in line, chattered about the place and how hot it was, and I snapped a picture of a pretty young lady in an SNSD Genie costume! I couldn’t resist telling her how pretty she looked hehe. (Picture will be up soon!)

The moment I got my merchandise, Nu’est came to the artist signing tent and fans were already screaming and screaming with excitement. I looked on over but I couldn’t really see anything due to the crazy fans and their cameras up in the air. All I remembered seeing was Ren’s sexy blond hair. Heh. After Nu’est left, VIXX was going to come up next. I said I didn’t get anything from VIXX, but I still wanted to see them because I already knew the group! (My bias is Hongbin, BTW :D) But while we were lining up around the tent, hoping to snag the chance to get close, I overheard the MC said that people who had “VIXX tickets” can line up first. So the people who had the “VIXX tickets” went to line up already while we stood back. I was a little confused already; why do we need tickets?

So once everything was good, the crowd moved back in and my cousins and I were some of the people who got a closer view. Once they came out, goodness gracious…they WERE FREAKIN GORGEOUSSSSSSSSSSS. I snapped a few pictures of them coming in and when they introduced themselves (Pictures will be up soon!). After that, I was just completely mesmerized by how god-like they looked, LOL. I looked on and saw the fans go up there getting their stuff signed. I sighed and wished that I actually bought something from them so that I can go up there and get it signed too. Along with that thought, I thought, “Huh. Tickets. We have to have tickets for us to line up?” So after VIXX left, everyone in the tent had to clear out again so that the next artist can come up, which was the ever-so-famous-rookie-group-already B.A.P. Everyone was definitely excited for them; however, because there were so many people, the MC announced that, YES, we will need a ticket to be able to line up to get our things signed. That was the ONLY way we can line up there. And soooo….the MC said that since they’re waiting for further information on the tickets, or vouchers, they wanted us to go to the main stage and wait for further information there as well. So, most of the crowd left for the main stage, while some of the crowd were loyal to the artist signing booth and stayed there.

We got to the main stage and what was happening at the main stage was a contest. People can come and sign in as a contestant right on the spot and perform on stage. So while we were waiting for info. on the vouchers, my cousin quickly said to me, “Oh wait. I think I saw a staff member carrying some vouchers with her” (All the KCON staff members wore pink shirts). I looked over but I couldn’t see anyone holding vouchers. Too many people. My cousin looked over again and poof. She’s magically gone. We waited impatiently; why weren’t they giving out info. on the vouchers? The MC on the main stage finally gets an update, and he announced that vouchers for B.A.P are not available anymore. WHAT? Then where did they go? B.A.P was going to go up there soon and I wanted my B.A.P album to be signed! After that announcement, my cousins and I decided to leave the crowd. It was getting hotter and hotter by the minute. We explained to a few people on the way that, yeah, we saw a girl with vouchers but she’s gone now, so we were getting out of the crowd. Once we squeezed through, we looked on over to the artist signing booth and since they said that it’ll take at least 10/20 minutes to confirm things, we decided to walk around and try to find these staff members with these vouchers.

We walked around, bought a few drinks to keep us hydrated but alas, we couldn’t find a pink fella walkin’ around with vouchers. When we came back nearer to the artist signing tent, the crowd was already screaming and screaming. Oh no…DO NOT TELL ME THAT-   “Welcome B.A.P!!”  Fans swarmed in like a bunch of bees and there you go, B.A.P comes outs all handsome and badass. Despite my desperation to get a voucher for B.A.P, I was dead tired. I knew that they were there already and I can’t line up anyways without a voucher, so I sat on the side and gave up for moment there, just looking at my B.A.P album. This is when I started realizing (Saying this the nicest way possible) how unorganized and sloppy this was. Why were they just giving out tickets now?  And what is UP with these people lining up with no clear reason? I even got pushed by a fan and she called me a “B*tch”. Wow, really? Yep. I just kinda totally gave up. During B.A.P’s panel, we bought food to comfort our little souls. I ate and thought to myself “You know what? I still have G.NA, Exo-M and 4Minute to go to. If I don’t get G.NA, I’ll get Exo-M. If I don’t get Exo-M, I still have 4Minute. But if I don’t get any…I will be heartbroken my whole life.” (I literally said this to my cousins). Ya-da-ya, once I was pumped up again, we were ON THE HUNT for these staff members, who wanted to play hide-and-seek with us. We started walking around again, keeping our eyes sharp and looked out for the pink people. (They were most likely passing out G.NA’s vouchers by now, since she was next after B.A.P). We walked and walked and suddenly, my cousin spots a pink man looking suspicious. She said “Let’s go to him!” and we ran toward the man but there were people going toward him as well. I reached out to get a ticket, but there was no more. All I saw was my friend (who I met along the way before B.A.P came out and she stuck herself with us ever since) hold out an Exo-M voucher. WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTT. Why the HELL did they hand out Exo-M already? WTF happened to G.NA? And how did my friend get the voucher first? GAH! Because there were so many people!

Since my friend got the voucher for the beautiful Exo-M (sniff-sniff), she told us that she’ll be looking out for other pink people and will get ready to line up for Exo-M’s appearance. We said bye, and we went our ways. By this time, B.A.P was already gone and they announced G.NA’s appearance. My god, she was unquestionably beautiful. I just saw this from afar but because she was SO pretty, she shined out of the tent (Didn’t mean to sound cheesy, I really did see her from afar). I looked on and while she spoke to the fans flawlessly, I decided to find a place to settle down. My feet were already hurting so much and I basically gave up. I knew that I couldn’t get a voucher at this point anymore, since things were going by so fast. I sat down with my younger cousin and we sat there, just lookin’ all dead-beat and tired from walking so much. I complained to my younger cousin that this was a waste a money, time and energy. We walked around the whole place just hoping that we would get a voucher from these people so that we can quickly meet up close with our stars and leave joyfully. My younger cousin complained and she said that she just wanted to go home. Haha.

G.NA’s finally gone and here comes the best group of the event: Exo-M. I sat there until Exo-M came out and fans swarmed, even more than ever. Fortunately, I kept myself busy by talking with two women I sat down with. Both women weren’t Asian (I’m just saying this because the majority of people who attended were Asians), but they came with their daughters who were fans of the KPOP stars. I chatted with them and it turns out that one of the mothers actually watched Korean and Taiwanese dramas. Awesome level? = 1000 points! I complained to them about the vouchers, where I came from and how tiring it was to be there. We talked and once in a while I looked over to see Exo-M’s beautiful hair (That’s all I could see while sitting down) and just listening to them talk while I sit there defeated. I’m a big fan of Exo-M and don’t get me wrong, I love them, but I was just too tired to even get up and get a chance to look at them. I thought to myself, “Exo-M is NOT the last group. Maybe there’s a chance I can still get 4Minute’s voucher.” And so I got up, walked around and attempted to find the pink people once again. But realizing how lost and stupid I look, I turned around and sat back down again with my younger cousin and we waited until Exo-M left so that 4Minute can come out. Once the crowd backed up again from the tent, I decided that I wanted to be in the tent and snap pictures of 4Minute, since I knew 4Minute more than my cousins.

Once I was in the tent and we were waiting for 4Minute to come out, I got my things ready. I don’t know why, but the determination to see these girls were overwhelming; I couldn’t wait til they came out. And when they did…I’m just going to say what I said about VIXX. They were FREAKIN GORGEOUSSSSSSSSSSSS (Pictures will be up soon!). Just everyone…was SO PRETTY. I snapped a few pictures, recorded their entrance and introduction, and after that I just looked at their faces clearly. My god, they were goddesses. I was astounded by their beauty. No wonder they’re celebrities! I looked at Jiyoon the most. She was beautiful! Hyuna was absolutely adorable! xD Jihyun and Sohyun were amazingly gorgeous. Unfortunately, Gayoon wasn’t there. Didn’t know why though :/

After they left, then everything was done. That was it for the artist signing. I came out and waited for my cousins to come back from wherever they went and we decided to walk around, since we had another 3 hours until the concert started. By this time, I was already pretty upset about the whole thing. I bought 4 albums just to get it signed and the whole day was spent with nothing. With that thought, we went around and since I was so upset, I decided to calm myself by buying the overpriced T-shirts that were over there, haha. $25 spent and on to another booth. Another $5 spent and we stumbled upon EatYourKimchi’s panel, along with David So and others as well. All this time, I was hoping so much for the KPOP celebrities when I should been sitting down there listening to Simon and Martina’s views on KPOP, such and such. They were ready to leave already, though, and we followed them to where they were going. I swear, Simon is A HUMONGOUS, HANDSOME GIANT. They had body guards, but I don’t think they qualify to protect him; he can protect himself! Martina was as gorgeous as the KPOP celebrities! They gave me a happy moment 🙂

So basically, after the event was closing up and night time was coming, we all lined up for the concert to begin. Since the concert is just the concert, I will not write anymore about it. There were memorable moments at the concert, but people can go check that out on YouTube xD

So to sum it all up? Hmm…I was mostly upset. I was upset at how unorganized the event was and the vouchers. KCON KNEW that there were going to be 10,000+ fans that will be attending. They should know that the fans’ main reason to go there is to attend the fan sign. They should have focused their time more on the fan sign. Maybe they did, who am I to judge? But if I were KCON, I probably would have done what they did to. I wouldn’t know how to organize 10,000+ fans together to make it work properly. So props to KCON for taking an alternative with the vouchers. I can’t blame it entirely on KCON as well because it’s their first time ever.

98% of KCON was a disappointment to me, but the 2% made it up a little. The concert definitely is the 1% and the other 1% is seeing them in person. Thats all I can say.

Going back to the beginning, I am still grateful that this happened. Despite my disappointment, I still appreciate what KCON did. They gave me a chance to see them in person closer than ever, even if I didn’t get anything signed. So, thank you again KCON for this event. Hopefully you can make things better next year.

my addictionn.

So you guys know I don’t only watch just Asian dramas right? You guys see me post One Tree Hill videos of Brooke&Lucas on here.There’s a reason, they’re my ultimate OTP and I found an mv that I believe represents their love. Trust me this is bias.:)They will never get old for me, never.

One Tree Hill was the first TV Series I remember falling deeply in love in.This couple made it feels so real everything. They set the bar pretty high for couples in the future in my opinion. This is where I let go of them and let them rest in my heart.


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The Wedding Banquet: Ady An and Hu Ge Reunites

I have been waiting for this day for eight long years. Hu ge and Ady An are finally going to reunite in the movie The Wedding Banquet.

“The story is about Ady’s character going home to her rich family to attend a wedding banquet. She’s too embarrassed to reveal that she and her ex-boyfriend played by Hu Ge is no longer together. So she begs him to attend with her and act like they are still together. This brings the former exes back together as cuteness follows.” (credits to koalasplayground) (i hope this comes out with english subtittles.)

I am so too happy to hear this news. It’s getting me so excited and I just can’t wait to see these two together and feel their chemistry and their emotions towards each other again.
Ever since Chinese Paladin, I have fallen in love with this couple. From my personal opinion, Hu Ge and Ady An together out shined Hu Ge and Liu Yi Fei as a couple.

Although I am extremely excited for their coupling again, I’m not really liking the story line (but it’s not too bad). I was hoping Hu Ge and Ady would star in a really good Wuxia drama together 😦 but I guess i’ll have to wait a bit longer for that to take place.
Hopefully in this movie, the two characters end up together (unlike in CP). And i’m also praying to god that after this movie, they do a wuxia drama together>_<