DEAR KFANGURL

What’s Dear kfangurl?

A fairly new addition to the site, Dear kfangurl is an agony unni sort of thing, just specifically geared towards drama and fangirling.

I may not have all the answers you’re looking for, but I can certainly listen. And of course, share my own experiences and perspectives as well. Much like a friend might listen and share and chat with you over tea. 🙂

Index of posts:

Dear kfangurl:

…And more to come, as more questions come in!

Dya have a question?

Send me your question in the way that you feel most comfortable.

You can either:

  • Drop me a comment, or
  • Send me an email at kfangurl@thefangirlverdict.com.

Look forward to hearin’ from ya!

Smooches.

~kfangurl

127 thoughts on “DEAR KFANGURL

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  2. beez

    Dear Kfangurl – so I was perusing The Site Which Shall Not Be Named and I came across a Singaporean-Chinese drama. That made me pause and think – does Singapore produce its own series/movies? If so, are there any you recommend?

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    1. kfangurl Post author

      @Beez, Hi! Yes, Singapore does produce its own dramas & movies. The industry here is pretty small though, mostly because Singapore is tiny. That said, there are a few Singapore dramas that are popular here. For something more recent, My Star Bride has been well-received. My sister and brother-in-law watched it and liked it; my sister said it reminded her of a kdrama. I checked out the first episode & it does have the flavor of a classic Hallyu rom-com. I have vague plans to give it a few more episodes. You can check out My Star Bride on MeWatch, a legal Singapore streaming site, here.

      For something that’s a bit of a modern classic here, The Little Nyonya was super popular when it came out in 2008, so much so that it recently got a remake, last year. I haven’t checked out the 2020 version, but the 2008 version does give a nice glimpse into the Peranakan culture. Peranakans are people of mixed Chinese and Malay heritage, which is quite unique to this region due to Singapore’s largely Chinese population, and our geographical proximity to Malaysia. Happily, you should be able to check out the 2008 version of the drama here.

      If you are curious to take a look at the 2020 version, which is longer by quite a few episodes, you can find it here.

      Also, just FYI, in terms of the other shows that you see available on MeWatch, there’s a mix of stuff there, and not everything is a Singapore show. I notice they include dramas from other countries too. 🙂

      PS: English subtitles are available; you just need to click on the icon on the bottom right that looks like a speech bubble, to select the option for English subtitles. 🙂

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        1. kfangurl Post author

          @Beez: Dang, I just realized that the 2020 remake of The Little Nyonya only has Chinese subs. I guess that leaves you with the 2008 version, which I’ve verified has English subs. I almost always prefer the original work to a remake anyway, so I guess this works out? 😅 I find the 2008 one has a nice nostalgic, retro flavor.

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          1. beez

            @kfangurl – That’s okay because I always (usually) prefer the original. As much as I love Fated to Love You, the original (which I saw after FTLY) is really endearing to me. But I tend to check out remakes and other versions, and I’m not sure if it’s because I want to see the different takes on the story or if I’m just seeking more of the show that I love.

            I’ve saved the response with the links you’ve given me for later. Right now I’m watching two Chinese dramas (I can’t believe it! I thought I’d never stray from Kdramas. I fault NIF for all of this! ☺)

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    1. kfangurl Post author

      Ahaha! Gosh, I really need to take a second look at that show – so many people have asked about this! I’m sorry to keep everyone waiting, but I do find that I need to be in the right mood for something like this, and.. well, that mood hasn’t been forthcoming. 😅

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