Diagnose: Korean movies addict

Hello, my dear readers! So, as you might guess I have had again, a rough week. I am trying to do some overtime work as I want to put some money apart for future events. This week it’s been all about work, exercising, house chores and Korean Movies.

You might say, what Kate? Korean Movies? Since when you’re into that? The answer is, my dear readers, I don’t even know!

There are moments at night when I fail to fall asleep right away, due to the constant change of shifts at work and non-stop task challenge. So, here I am trying to fall asleep after a long day, doing nothing but watching the ceiling. I can do better than that, right?

How the addiction started

It all started when I have found a new site for movies, Cmovies that has a wide range of movies. The best thing about this site is that you got to pick what movies you watch depending on the genre, country, and even IMDb ratings. 

It all started when I have found a new site for movies, Cmovies that has a wide range of movies. The best thing about this site is that you got to pick what movies you watch depending on the genre, country, and even IMDb ratings. 

I am not a stingy person but I believe that it is okay to save money if you already have an alternative at what you can pay. Saving is not something wrong, but you have to earn the money before you can spend them.

And with the salaries that we all get in Romania for the poor jobs that are on the market, believe me, we have to save more than we think about it. But that is a subject for another post.

What I love about K-Movies and actors

So, on a Monday evening, as I was scrolling on the website, I managed to find a Korean category on the list. I first started with the romance-comedy movies that are entertaining and give you a nice feeling and continued with Korean Dramas.

What I mostly like about the Korean Movies is first, the attitude that the actors bear during the movies. They act like real peoples in real life, with real concerns and real feelings.

They are clean and nicely dressed, I have to recognize that I am really into their fashion style. Also, I love how their skin always looks flawless and fresh and their presence is simply mesmerizing.

Most of the actors are presented in simple situations, real-life encounters and they act as natural as possible. Their simple, cute way of treating the things that happen in the quotidian encounters, the respect that they bear for one another is just amazing.

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List of Korean movies watched

I managed to make up a list with the movies and series watched so far:

  1. 200 Pounds Beauty – This movie is about a singer that struggles with an overweight body and insecurities. Hanna, the main character, to get rid of insecurities manages to get plastic surgery and assumes a new identity.
  2. My Sassy Girl – A college student (Tae-hyun Cha) becomes involved with a self-centered young woman (Ji-hyun Jun) who humiliates him at every turn. They end up being together and in love.
  3. My little bride – Korean romantic comedy has a first-year high school student forced into an arranged marriage with an older college student who is on the verge of graduating. This movie is more about realizing the important things in life and maturity.
  4. 100 Days with Mr. Arrogant – is a 2004 South Korean romantic comedy film, surprising love in the first years of life.
  5. Always – A former boxer turned parking lot attendant finds hope in the love of the blind telemarketer who walks into his working booth one day. A story about true love, attachment, and real-life encounters.
  6. Finding Mr. Destiny – is a 2010 South Korean romantic comedy starring Im Soo-jung and Gong Yoo. It is a film adaptation by playwright-turned-director Jang Yoo-jeong of her hit 2006 musical. The film was a medium box office hit in South Korea selling 1,113,285 tickets nationwide.
  7. My Tutor Friend – is a 2003 South Korean romantic comedy film starring Kim Ha-neul and Kwon Sang-woo. Unglamorous Su-wan is a sophomore in college who gets hired to tutor rich troublemaker Ji-hoon, who is repeating his senior year of high school for the third time.
  8. Boys over flowers – The story of Geum Jan-di, a normal girl who finds herself attending a prestigious private school after saving a student’s life. This is one of my favorite Korean dramas.
  9. Beautiful Mind – A Beautiful Mind is a South Korean television series starring Jang Hyuk, Park So-dam, Yoon Hyun-min, and Park Se-Young. This Korean Drama is very emotional and heartbreaking, and it tells the story of a world-renowned but unsympathetic neurosurgeon and his involvement with the mysterious deaths in the hospital he works in.

What are your favorite Korean Movies?

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Short Five Feet Apart reaction

Hello, guys! As you know, a couple of months ago I have been posting about the movie Five Feet Apart and how much I am expecting its coming. As a person who does not suffer of Cystic Fibrosis this may come a little bit weird, because how can I truly understand? Well, this movie actually made me.

A small reminder of what Cystic Fibrosis is…

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs, but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestine. Long-term issues include difficulty breathing and coughing up mucus as a result of frequent lung infections. The CF is genetic.

The main signs and symptoms of cystic fibrosis are salty-tasting, poor growth, and poor weight gain despite normal food intake, accumulation of thick, sticky mucus, frequent chest infections, and coughing or shortness of breath, as stated on Wikipedia.

Five Feet Apart

Five Feet Apart is a 2019 production, which is written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis and also directed by Justin Baldoni. In the film, Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse play two young patients with  Cystic Fibrosis, who try to have a relationship despite always being forced to stay a certain distance away from each other – six feet apart.

What are the emotions of this movie? What can it really make you feel?

First of all, a part of the movie it’s real. I have always seen movies like Grey’s anatomy, Doctor House, The good doctor and so on but none of these really depict the true things that happened in the hospital, the pain. Even I sat in hospital for various health issues for a 0.5 % time and I know it doesn’t look, it doesn’t feel like what they want to show.

Second, the struggle is real. These people really suffer from this disease and there are people murdered because of the CF murderer every single day. And this movie just shows us a part of what means to suffer from it.

What this movie learned me?

I learned to cherish what I have. I never knew that being able to breath through healthy, strong lungs can mean so much, I never paid so much attention. Seeing people fighting every single day with this disease, getting to understand the symptoms and stay alive changed my thinking a lot.

I learned to be more optimistic. If they are so eager to survive and live through the pain, why wouldn’t I be?

I learned to be more thankful with the people around me. I have people around who love and care about me. The best part is that I can be there for them as well, I can stay near them, feel their touch and presence.