We have new clothes! *ducks a steady stream of brickbats* How do you dig the makeover? *gets bonked on the head by an extra-large brick* Wait, let me explain!
The other day it occurred to me (an epiphany of sorts, rather like being hit on the head with a, yup, brick) that this year marks my tenth year watching kdramas. To celebrate the milestone, I ought to retrieve my first drama from the dusty bottom shelf of my bookcase and give it a smooch or two. Alternatively (and I perk up at once at the prospect of NOT having to kiss Winter Sonata), I could always give the blog new threads as a way of commemorating said momentous occasion.
Okay, I kid. This bloggy makeover has nothing to do with ten years of kdrama-watching. Rather, it is just a little something that I want to do for myself. Two months of not watching (and not downloading) kdramas. Two months of actually contemplating walking away from this addiction for good. Two months of ruminating on the past, the present, and the future. (During which time I also happened to acquire two new chinchillas, haha!) And then I read the blog comments that continue to come in and something stirs deep within me. I have readers who care, who miss me. How sweet is that, huh? And how very encouraging, too. Yesterday, with an odd mix of both detachment and ownership, I read my episode 1 recap of Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy and it made me laugh. “Gosh, thundie, your writing can be so silly sometimes,” I say aloud, startling the kdrama-deprived lizards in my room.
Admittedly in the larger scheme of things, kdramas are unimportant. And yet, I’ve enjoyed them for ten years and believe I can continue enjoying them another ten (or more).
So, to get back to watching and writing, what stronger impetus than a new blog theme. (Yes, thundie, that totally makes sense.) Once I’m done tweaking widgets and stuff, I’m ready to pick up my second drama this year (Fermentation Family being the only thing I’ve watched so far). What do you recommend I watch first? Which dramas are rocking and which ones are tanking? And what’s been happening in k-land? Anyone got hitched (or ditched)? Is Kang Dong-won out of the army? Is Lee Min-ho still as dishy? *keels over from being hit by the largest brick ever hurled by Dahee Fanel*