Jang Ki-yong (South Korean Actor)

Jang Ki-yong (South Korean Actor)

Jang Ki yong, by Marie Claire Korea

Jang Ki yong is also known as Chang Ki-yong has a break through role as Nam Gil in Go Back Couple.  We hope to see him as a lead actor in new drama soon.


  • DoB: 7 August 1992 (25)
  • Career: Model & Actor
  • Height: 1.87m (6’1.5″)

Dramas & Films:

My Husband, Oh Jak Doo (South Korean Drama Review & Summary)

My Husband, Oh Jak Doo (South Korean Drama Review & Summary)

My Husband Oh Jak Doo poster

Genre: Romance, Family

Date Released:  March 2018

No of Episodes: 24


  • Kim Kang-woo as Oh Jak-doo
  • Uee as Han Seung-joo
  • Jung Sang-hoon as Eric Jo
  • Han Sun-hwa as Jang Eun-jo
  • Han Sang-jin as Bang Yong-min
  • Park Jung-soo as Park Jung-ok
  • Seol Jung-hwan as Han Seung-tae
  • Park Min-ji as Kwon Se-mi
  • Jung Chan as Hong In-pyo
  • Jung Soo-young as Park Kyung-sook
  • Kim Bo-mi as Bang Jung-mi

The story is about a woman, Seung Joo, in her early 30s in South Korea, where she suffers discrimination for still being single.

It is a cute drama that does grow on you.  I have to admit that I was almost put off  continuing to watch the series because I just couldn’t stand the evil mother and dumb brother of Seung Joo.

Thank goodness,  Kim Kang Woo and Uee are so likeable that even if the story is a bit troublesome, I just had to continue on.


Misbehaviour (South Korean Film)

Misbehaviour (South Korean Film)

Misbehaviour film poster by Filmmaker R&K

Genre: Drama, Crime, Mature

Release Date: 2017


  • Kim Ha-neul as Paek Hyo-joo
  • Yoo In-young as Choo Hae-young
  • Lee Won-keun as Shin Jae-ha

This film drama is the last one Kim Ha Neul made before she went on maternity break.  I hope she comes back soon.  She is such a versatile actress.

Anyway the story is about misbehaviours from the three main leads.

Hyo-joo is a part-time teacher in a boys school.  She was hoping to secure a permanent position but only for it to be taken up by a younger, prettier and more vivacious girl because of her solid connections.

The new girl is Hae Young, daughter of the chairman of the school.  She seemed to have the perfect life.  Rich, young, beautiful, daughter of the chairman and dating a monied handsome tall guy as well.

Hae Young was popular with co-workers and students alike, which only irritated Hyo-joo more.

One of Hyo-joo’s homeroom students, Jae-ha, was into dance, and on several occasions was at the gym practising dance moves rather than attend regular classes.

One night after school, Hyo-joo found Jae -ha doing his balletic moves at the gym.  Hyo joo was entranced with the boy.

One day, Hyo-joo was talking to Jae-ha in the Chemistry room, when Hae young found them and seemed interested in what was going on but Hyo joo rudely dismissed her.

Hyo-joo took and interest with Jae-ha and his dancing and was looking for him as she found a leaflet about a dance competition that she thought Jae Ha should enter.

She went into the gym but was empty but the music was on.  She went looking for him everywhere and found him in flagrante delicto with Hyo joo.  They were having wild sex amongst the games paraphernalia at the school. 🙁

She was both appalled and fascinated with what she saw.  At last she has something to use against Hyo-joo.

Unfortunately all her machination ended with herself sleeping with Jae-ha as well.  She also lost her part-time contract with the school and ultimately the end result was tragedy, a murder most horrid!

It was a good film, well acted and does not bode well for human nature and humanity.  LOL




Lee Dong Wook (South Korean Actor)

Lee Dong Wook (South Korean Actor)

Lee Dong Wook is a gorgeous, charismatic South Korean lead actor.


  • DoB: 6 November 1981 (36)
  • Career: Model & Actor
  • Educational Background: Broadcasting and Media Arts at Joongbu University
  • Civil Status: Single (But it was confirmed on 9 March 2018 that he had become half of the newest power couple with Bae Suzy)
  • Height: 1.84 m

Dramas & Films:

  • Scent of a Woman
  • Goblin
  • Hotel King

Prince of Wolf (Taiwanse Drama Review & Summary)

Prince of Wolf (Taiwanse Drama Review & Summary)

Prince of Wolf poster

  • Genre: Romance, Adventure, Wilds
  • Release Date: 2016


  • Amber An  as Tian Mi Mi
  • Derek Chang  as Du Zhe Ming(Prince of Wolf)
  • Samuel Gu as Jian Hao Wei/Du Hao Wei
  • Katie Chen as Tian Zi Zi
  • Simon Hsueh as Jiang Ping(John)
  • Min-Chen Lin as Chen Shu Pei

This is a modern day Tarsan.

Du Zhe Ming was the heir to a fortune.  One day his grandfather, mother, uncle, other relatives and helps went camping in the wilds.

But Du Zhe Ming disappeared.  Despite extensive search he cannot be found.  What his grandfather and mother don’t know was that Zhe Ming was deliberately taken to the thick of the forest and left to fend for himself by his uncle.  He was just 5 years old.

In the the forest, the boy, Zhe Ming saved a she-wolf, which was caught in a net trap.  From then on, he became a family of the wolves.

Living with his new family of wolves, Zhe Ming acquired their characteristics including keen eye sight, brilliant hearing and super strength.

Over the years the boy would often see other humans venturing into the forests, some for romantic tours, while plenty more with guns, shooting and hunting anything that moves.

Sometimes Zhe Ming would take bags and things that were left unattended by the people.

I think this was the explanation why he has vests and shorts.  He has tin kettles, flashlights and even a radio and few blankets.

What I find rather strange though is that Zhe Ming has the most flawless skin for a wolf boy.  He has beautiful white teeth as well, I am sure he’s not supposed to have seen a toothbrush or a dentist since he was five.  He has also a trendy haircut with highlights.  I wonder what he used to shave as you can see from HD tv that he was freshly and cleanly shaved.

Mi Mi is an amateur photographer who decided to venture into the Wolf mountain.  There she met Zhe Ming, who rescued her when she was falling down the ravine.

Aside from that Amber and Derek makes a good Tarsan and Jane, the Taiwanse version.



Amber An (Taiwanese Actress)

Amber An

Amber An (Taiwanese Actress)

One of my favourite Taiwanese Actresses.


  • DoB: 18 September 1985 (32)
  • Occupation: Model, Television host, Singer and Actress
  • Taiwanese Brand ambassador for Reebok

Dramas and Films:

  • Love Buffet
  • Apple in your Eye *****
  • To The Dearest Intruder *****
  • Prince of Wolf

New Potatoes with Lardons in Mustard Sauce

Baby Potatoes with Mustard Sauce, Photo by Arnold Gamboa

New Potatoes with Lardons in Mustard Sauce


  • 1kg new (baby) potatoes, clean, no need to peel
  • 200 g bacon lardons
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth or 1 chicken bouillon dissolved in 1/4 cup of boiling or hot water
  • 1 half cup double cream
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp cooking oil

Method of preparation:

  1. Bring a large pot of salty water to a boil.  Add the baby potatoes and simmer until just tender.  (The potatoes can also be steamed.) Drain and put in a large serving tray or plate.
  2. In a large frying pan, heat the oil and then saute the bacon lardons, until golden and crispy.  Remove the cooked lardons and transfer into a bowl, set aside.
  3. Stir in the chicken bouillon into the frying pan.  Scrape the brown bits from the pan to mix in with the chicken broth for added flavour.  Leave to simmer for three minutes.
  4. Pour in the double cream and then add the Dijon mustard.  Give it a good stir.
  5. Season with salt and black pepper.
  6. Spread the lardons all over the baby potatoes.
  7. Finally drizzle generously with the mustard sauce.
  8. Enjoy with grilled or roasted meat.

Rakshasa Street (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

Rakshasa Street poster by Youku

Rakshasa Street (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

Genre: Sci Fi, Fantasy, Action, 

Year Release: August 2017

Network: Youku


  • Wang Jiro as Cao Yan Bing
  • An Yue Xi as Xia Ling

As we are leaning more into the idea that our universe is not really alone, well this fantasy drama, it hypothesises that there is another universe which has a backdoor connected to our own universe.

This backdoor is the Rakshasa Street (or Requiem Street), which is guarded by Cao Yan Bing, who is the fire guardian as well as the Suppressing Spirit General of Rakshasa Street.  He has a very demanding job because Rakshasa Street also leads directly to hell.  And it seemed all hell broke loose as the street is also home to ghost, spirits, evil spirits, phantoms and guardian spirits.

Xia Ling is a newly university graduate and works as an intern in a large company.  On her way home one day, the bus she was in entered into a mysterious tunnel and plummeted into an abyss of darkness.  A gorgeous guardian spirit plucked her out of the falling bus and delivered her to safety.

The next thing was that some ghoulish creatures, like from Power Rangers 🙂 came to collect the bodies of the dead people from the bus.

Xia Ling was helping a little girl escape when the ghouls noticed her.  She was cornered and awaiting her death when Cao Yan Bing with his silver bat (a la Lucille of Walking Dead) came to her rescue.

The next thing Xia Ling knew was waking up in the hospital.




Closest To Heaven (Japanese Film)

Closest To Heaven (Japanese Film)

Kyo no Kira-kun poster by Showgate

AKA: Kyo no Kira-kun, Today’s Kira Kun
Genre:  School, Youth, Romance
Date release: February 2017


  • Taishi Nakagawa as Yuiji Kira
  • Marie Iitoyo as Ninon Okamura
  • Shono Hayama as Kazuhiro Yabe
  • Yuna Taira as Mio  Hayagi

This is a touching school romance, which is based on a manga.

Okamura and Yuiji are neighbours but never talk or acknowledge each other although they belong to the same class in school.

Yuiji is handsome and a very popular boy while Ninon Okamura is totally lacking in self-confidence that she grew her fringe so long that they cover her eyes.

Her schoolmates shun her because they found her strange; they can’t see her full facial features and she spends all her free time in school knitting little birds.

At that point, her best friend or only friend is her pet parrot.

One day, one of the bully boys bumped into her.  Though it was his fault he was so annoyed that he told her to just die already.

Yuiji heard the whole thing and went for the boy. Yuiji’s backstory was that he was a former yankee, a tearaway.

While she was in the park after school, she saw Yuiji holding a little bird that he was encouraging to fly away. She was then startled to note that Yuiji started crying uncontrollably.  She was not altogether surprised as she had heard her parents talking about their neighbour’s son, Yuiji, who has a congenital heart disease and has only a year to live.

Ninon heard Yuiji muttering piteously that he does not want to be all alone.

Slowly she walked into the crying Yuiji.  She was holding a pair of scissors.  She then gently spoke to Yuiji and assured him that he will not be alone because she will be with him 365 days and then she started cutting her overlong fringe.  At last he can see her whole face.

The next day, Ninon was rather self-conscious with her new hair-do.  But she found Yuiji waiting for her near the school gate.  He reminded her that she promised him that she will be with him 365 days, so she must take responsibility.

This started their friendship which is so cute and touching.  It quickly developed into a sweet romance.

It has a lovely ending.

Yuiji wanted to live for Ninon so he changed his mind about not wanting to have a surgery.

And they live happily ever after.

Taishi Nakagawa is so kawaii and Marie is such a good actress with vulnerability written all over her.

Enjoyed this film and highly recommend it.


Takeru Satoh (Japanese Actor)

Takeru Satoh (Japanese Actor)


DoB: 21 March 1989

Height: 1.70 m


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