Review: When the Camellia Blooms turned on the space heater in my heart

Review: When the Camellia Blooms turned on the space heater in my heart

Love is a simple thing. You do small things for each other. Support each other. And cry together. In the 12 years I’ve watched Korean dramas, I’ve been touched by a lot of love stories. I’ve seen all kinds of tropes play out. But Dongbaek and Yongsik’s relationship won me over. It’s a glowing, five-star … Read More

Just another one of those “Europe changed my life” stories

Just another one of those “Europe changed my life” stories

Italy tastes like strawberry jam and fior di latte gelato. It smells like the sea with a tinge of cow manure, and a strong, consistent draft of sweaty cigarettes. On one beautiful, too-hot day, I hiked for four hours along the sparkling Amalfi coast. On another beautiful, too-hot day, I trespassed into a city park … Read More

Memories of the Alhambra…ugh. [Spoilers]

Memories of the Alhambra…ugh. [Spoilers]

TL;DR: Lots of mixed feelings. I will be honest. I almost quit watching the drama the moment I saw it was about another rich man meeting some girl who’s poor. Even more so I was disappointed that Hyunbin had chosen yet another rich man character. But I hung on. And in the beginning, I felt … Read More