Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Mr. Sunshine

Have you all checked out the weekly drama Mr. Sunshine staring Lee Byung Hyun?
If you haven't, you definitely should!


It stars handsome Lee Byung as Eugene Choi (Yu-jin Choi), a US Marine Corps officer deployed to Korea. He was actually born in Korea as a slave but had to escape after his mother and father died. 



The first few episodes will have your mouth dropped to the floor with it sharing the backstory of the characters to come. 

Set in early 1900's Hanseong (former name of Seoul) when Japan and America were fighting to take control of areas in Korea; the story unearths the inner struggles of Korea fighting to capture its nation back.

Honestly, I'm angry with Netflix for giving it such a boring teaser resulting in me not wanting to watch it. But a friend came over for dinner and suggested we try it out and boy was it a great idea! Now every Saturday and Sunday at 10AM I'm sitting at the computer waiting for the next adrenaline inducing episode to release.



Another reason it really hooked me was because of the powerful roles the women play. In the first 2 episodes you have 2 mothers literally put a knife to someones throat and sacrifice themselves to protect their children. If you're a KDrama watcher like me you'll know strong female characters aren't a common sight in a lot Kdramas.

Also other powerful women in the series are mysterious, gun slinging Go Ae-Sin (Kim Tae Ri), a noble woman and love interest of Eugine. And then there's the Korean blood, Japanese bred Kido Hina aka Lee Yang Hwa (Kim Min Jung) owner of Glory Hotel that most of the characters stay at. Both female characters move the story along and unearth crucial clues to keep themselves and other characters safe and on the path to freeing Korea.



Another really amazing commodity is how the writers are able to make us care for each character and understand their perspective even if it's for or against Korea. Goo Dong Mae (Choi Min Young) is a perfect example of a character teetering between two worlds, deciding which to be loyal to. The story allows us to see his inner thoughts as his mind churns on to save struggling Korea or be loyal to powerful Japan.  I also enjoy how each character, according to their nationality, is able to convey their message through their own language either it be English, Korean or Japanese. It allows us to follow them through their thought process and allows us to determine their righteousness.

I definitely can't leave out the hilarious but crucial Kim Hee Sung (Byun Yo Han) who's tied to every story in the series. He's another characters mind we're able to enter as he fights with the sins of his family and how he can atone for the sins of each. 



With a stellar cast and array of plot twists, Mr. Sunshine is a show to not be missed. 

Check it out on Neflix every Saturday and Sunday.

Photo Credit: TvN

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Why I Love MOMOLAND!

Momoland is back with their new fun single BAAM and I'm living for it!  
So in celebration I wanted to share why I love them so much.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

5 Korean Idols Who Rock the White Tee


Correction: In OR out of a white tee. :D

White tees or button ups are the most common staples in a closet. White tees, usually worn any and everywhere, are rarely looked upon as fashionable with the same happening to button ups, mostly worn as business attire or for a dressy occasion. 
But there are occasions where they're both taken to new style levels with stars elevating the sometimes mundane pieces. 
So this post will share a few of my favorite Korean stars who really do the white tee justice. 

If you have anyone to add to the list let me know in the comments!

Kpop US World Concert Tours 2018

Want to know what Korean concerts are headed to a city near you?
Then this is the list for you!

Here's a full list of Kpop/K hip hop/K R&B shows slated to hit the US this year.

I will be updating this list throughout the year as new tours are announced!

If there's a tour not listed let me know in the comments and I will add it to the list!


BTS "Love Yourself" World Tour
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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Esquido Lashes Review


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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

4 Things I Wish I Knew About Chicago Before I Moved Here

Hey Peeps!

I'm finally back on the scene with a new video on my experiences in Chicago! I'll go more in depth on my move and such later but for right now, enjoy my 4 Things I Wish I Knew About Chicago before I moved here video!



Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Asian Events in Chicago - February



Hey peeps!
Every month I'll post events in or near Chicago that celebrate various Asian Cultures. Experiencing and supporting these events are great ways to learn more about the Asian cultures you admire.

As new events/concerts are added I will update this post. Also if there are any events I missed or one you're hosting, shoot me a message and I'll add it to the list!

Hope to see you all at some of these events!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

6 Korean Fashion Instagrams to Follow


Instagram is known for being the place to see what's new and happening. Every country seems to have an offering of celebrities with devoted followings that can keep you engaged for hours. From the myriad workout selfies to delicious food porn: you can get inspiration from anywhere! So of course Seoul, Korea is not an exception. Though it might not be a style capital yet it has many models, magazines and designers who are taking the world by storm. 

So here are 6 awesome Instagram peeps you should follow right now!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

8 Fun KPop Workouts for the New Year


Getting in shape is usually the Number 1 New Years Resolution year after year... 

It's also the Number 1 New Years Resolution dropped!


Usually busy schedules, family duties and just it seeming like an overall chore is one of many reasons why I and most others drop this resolution.

But thankfully I've found an easy solution to this woe!

Personally, I've found that I'm more eager to do things (specifically workout) when there's familiarity and good memories attached, i.e. listening to Kpop gives me memories of when I lived in Korea, my first concerts there etc. So why not add Kpop music to my workout?

Sounds simple right? It's even more simple since I've comprised a list for you!

But before jumping in I want to share 3 tips on finding the best Kpop workouts for you.

Things I look for in a Kpop workout:

1) Easy steps to follow along to (descriptive words to the explain next move.)

2) Easy Moves (repetitive moves that are easy to memorize because we're not trying to try out for a dance team here!)

3) A fun atmosphere!

And that's it! This list is just to get you started. Hopefully you'll dig in and find the many fun Kpop workouts out there.

So here are 8 Fun Kpop Workouts to try this New Year 2018!

1. Twice - Signal by Fittoakay



Monday, September 4, 2017

New Life in Chicago!

Wow hello everyone!!!

It literally has been a year and 7 months since I've blogged. That's crazy right? Literally during that entire time I had no enthusiasm to write.

Just none.

99.9% had to do with me being back in my boring hometown of Kansas City. There's just nothing to do! I mean yeah, if you like drinking all night long or are a stay at home mom with 5 kids and likes to spend the day at Target then yeah, it's the most coolest place ever! But lo and behold neither of those are me.

I'm 28 (29 in November), single (was in a relationship for almost 2 years but I'll tell you about that later), no kids (thank you Jesus) and have traveled the world! I want to hang out with my well traveled and open-minded friends at a cool coffee shop then go to karaoke and sing the entire BigBang MADE album and end the night with bulgogi and sam gyeop sal!

I kind of was able to do that in Kansas City thanks to my great friend (and only friend in Kansas City) Carol. She showed me this back end of a strip mall that was literally a "Little Korea" with a Thai, Korean &Japanese restaurant, a Korean grocery store, a Korean stationary store and freaking Tour Les Jours. Yes! Can you believe they opened one in Kansas City? ME neither. So with her, once a month we'd escape to Little Korea but other than that life has been a bore.


But....
Things are now a changing!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

K-DIY 2NE1/BIGBANG Kpop Block Letters - Home Décor

Hey guys, it's the Pink Fashion Ninja back with another K-DIY Home Décor!


This DIY is all about creating an awesome focal in your room by putting to good use the pile of k-pop stickers you have. Now personally I have a ton of stickers from the myriad BIGBANG and 2NE1 concerts I've been to along with cute Sungkyunkwan Scandal ones I've had for well for 4 years. So after staring at these stickers for so long and wondering what I could possibly do with them, I went to my favorite craft store and brainstormed the idea of putting the stickers on letters to showcase them and getting good use out of the stickers. Again it's a quick, easy and cheap DIY that will add flair to your bedroom.

The choices are also endless with this one as you can spell out your favorite groups name and spread the stickers among the letters or use your initials such as I did. I might eventually add my middle initial K and use up my Taeyang postage stamps and additional BIGBANG Alive Tour stickers. Though I chose to sit these on my bookcase, you can hang these on your wall, over your door or anywhere you'd like for them to go.

So without further ado, let's get started! Check out the video here or read below to get a handy step by step. And if you love this, don't forget to share on Pinterest!



What you'll need....