Annyeong! Happy New Year everyone!! ❤
I hope 2014′s been treatin’ you nice so far!
I know, I’ve been a little bit MIA in the last couple of weeks, only surfacing periodically to answer comments. I’m sorry, you guys. I plead crazy-hectic-holiday-schedule. Both my Christmas and New Year weeks were packed to the gills with gatherings, lunches, dinners (or insert alternative meal) and other get-togethers.
On the upside, it made me feel really popular (ha). On the downside, I got a lot less drama on my screen, and a lot less time to chat with you (boo).
Queen In-hyun’s Man OST - 지금 만나러 갑니다
Thanks to everyone who entered the blogoversary giveaway – it was such a treat reading all your stories and getting to know how each of you fell in love with kdrama.
Many of your stories made me smile, giggle and laugh out loud, and also made me think back fondly to way back when Goong sucked an unsuspecting me into dramaland, on what appears to be a one-way ticket, no less!
I loved, too, how everyone jumped in on various conversations on the post, coz you found someone else on the thread with a similar kdrama love story. Like how DDee and Lady G discovered that they shared a gateway drama in Nice Guy! And I discovered that several of you have Boys Over Flowers to thank for your current residency in dramaland. All in all, just lots of super cool stuff! :D
As promised, I have picked a winner, and the new owner of the QIHM DVD box set is…
[drum roll please...]
*wild applause* *showers confetti* *blows noisemaker*
Congratulations, mawiie (otherwise affectionately known as maknae.. or lil ninja. It’s a long story). Please send me an email with your preferred mailing address and I will send Kim Boong Do right on over to ya!
Also. Just in case there’s any suspicious eye-balling in our midst, kinda like so:
Let me assure everyone that no nepotism was practiced whatsoever in the selection of our winner ;)
All eligible entries were assigned a number, with subscribers to the blog receiving an additional chance to win as promised. The 34 entries were then run through an online random number generator to pick our winner.
Just so you know. And also, I just wanted a chance to put that picture up there, heh.
Some Thoughts Going Into 2014
I don’t exactly have any formal k-resolutions for the New Year, but looking back on 2013, I realize that I watched a lot less drama compared to before I started blogging.
Much as I enjoy writing reviews, chatting with you guys and making headers for the blog (not necessarily in that order; it really depends on my mood on any given day), I foresee a problem – well, several problems, really – if I keep watching as few dramas this year as I did last year.
I might eventually run out of things to write about. Simply because I’m not watching much drama. That’s probably not such an ideal situation for a blogger to be in. Right?
I would be a sad puppy. I’m a big kdrama lover at heart, so to keep sticking dramas on my want-to-watch list and just watch that list grow and grow while I fall epically behind the actual watching is a sad, sad thing. *sadface*
My Sort-Of Resolution
This year, I’ve decided to make drama-watching more of a priority.
I’m not sure how that’s going to work, exactly. Coz I still want to keep writing for the blog, and also chat regularly with you guys. Those are 2 of the funnest things about hosting the blog. And also 2 of the most time-consuming.
I’ll be experimenting to find a balance that works for me – and you! And the blog! – and at this point, I’m not quite sure what that’s going to look like.
I expect that some reviews will be shorter than others, although I fully expect to write a couple of epic reviews when a show excites and inspires me enough.
I also plan to keep on experimenting not only in terms of how I consume my drama, but also in how I tackle posts for the blog. For one thing, have you noticed that there are no Gong Yoo or Woobie pictures in this post?? That’s right, folks. Milestone. Hee.
I also expect that there will be times when I’ll post &/or answer comments in spurts, rather than in a regular fashion. It’s partly to make time for drama-watching, but also partly coz 2014 is looking to be rather busy on the Real Life front too.
I won’t forget about the blog or about you guys, though. Hold my hand:
We’ll make it work.
The meant-to-be loves always make it work ❤
And before I sign off, here’s my New Year wish for you.
May 2014 bring you lots of happiness, joy, love, health, peace and laughter. And when you find something (or someone! Eeeee!!!) to love and feel passionate about this year, may you have the courage to grab on tight and not let go:
And may you enjoy lots of cracktastic goodness in dramaland, dreamland (I know you k-dreamers are out there!) and Real Life Land.
Love ya. ❤