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by Annessa
Apr 4th, '07, 18:22
Forum: KDrama on DVD
Topic: My Girl [R1 DVD, YA Entertainment]
Replies: 23
Views: 18484

alright, i finally got around to watching some of the discs... i'm so glad i kept the HQ widescreen tv rips, because it was somewhat disappointing to watch this in full screen... otherwise, i can't complain too much. i loaned the set to my sister, and sat through a couple episodes with her... i just...
by Annessa
Apr 4th, '07, 18:07
Forum: KDrama on DVD
Topic: Ruler of Your Own World R(All) YA Entertainment
Replies: 4
Views: 4230

Thanks for the review! I always enjoy reading others' opinions on these drama releases. :D i have this set too... i am a huge fan of Lee Na Young, but she hasn't been in a tv drama since Ireland, and has since moved onto film... I started collecting as much of her work as possible. Yang Dong Geun is...
by Annessa
Mar 20th, '07, 09:33
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: What's the worst korean drama you have seen?
Replies: 504
Views: 126646

Fireworks with the Korean plastic chick (you know who I'm talking about); fast-forwarded to most of it. got to ep. 8 and I just stopped. her eyes? as far as i know, that's the only thing she's had done... or at least, admitted to. i assume you're talking about HCY. this drama started out with poten...
by Annessa
Mar 14th, '07, 09:16
Forum: KDrama on DVD
Topic: My Girl [R1 DVD, YA Entertainment]
Replies: 23
Views: 18484

^ i also got my boxset recently... my parents are currently watching it. imo, the subs are very good... however, i do prefer the work of fansubbers because they do a better job to convey the feelings and emotions the characters are expressing.
by Annessa
Mar 14th, '07, 09:14
Forum: KDrama on DVD
Topic: Full House [R1 DVD] KBS America "Director's Cut"
Replies: 41
Views: 44518

^ thanks for answering my q. very helpful!
by Annessa
Mar 14th, '07, 09:12
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Names translated to Chinse in a lot of Kdrama English subs?
Replies: 9
Views: 3678

Just to clarify this... Since I may be guilty of it myself... Do you mean, for example, if someone's surname is rendered as "Cho" instead of "Jo"? I use "Cho" because "Jo" looks like a given name to many people instead of a surname. Is that considered wrong? See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...
by Annessa
Mar 14th, '07, 08:58
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Names translated to Chinse in a lot of Kdrama English subs?
Replies: 9
Views: 3678

agree w/ habukie. however... many fansubbers also translate from Chinese subs-->English, because not all are native speakers of Korean... and occasionally I've come across incorrect names. They don't necessarily leave the names in Chinese (like you mentioned... Zhao, Ming, Fong, etc.), but mispell o...
by Annessa
Mar 14th, '07, 08:45
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Need help to identify a Kdrama? Ask here!
Replies: 532
Views: 200772

^ wow... wish i could help, but those details are not enough. still thinking very hard, and if i come up with anything, i'll come back and post again. great thread, by the way.
by Annessa
Mar 7th, '07, 07:20
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Which Kdramas are Underrated?
Replies: 263
Views: 103976

Hehe, one of the stewardesses was played by Hyun Bin's girlfriend. The one named So Young and involved with Tae Woong (Cho Eun's brother), I believe. She's going to get bigger roles from now on because of her famous boy... ah... Hwang Ji Hyun. i think i've seen her on a new x-man episode not too lo...
by Annessa
Mar 6th, '07, 19:24
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Which Kdramas are Underrated?
Replies: 263
Views: 103976

I watched Come Back Soon Ae last summer. I even caught the Ya Shim Man Man special with the cast... hilarious! I wouldn't say it was "underrated" unless you meant so on here (and other forums discussing kdrama topics). The show did pretty well over in Korea... ratings were mostly well above 20 perce...
by Annessa
Mar 5th, '07, 18:35
Forum: KDrama on DVD
Topic: Full House [R1 DVD] KBS America "Director's Cut"
Replies: 41
Views: 44518

Is this the official version released by Bitwin? the cover looks exactly the same... or does it say KBS America on the box? i remember when the KBS America e-store first opened, they were selling the same bitwin sets for many of the older dramas (MISA, Ga Eul Dong Hwa/Winter Sonata/Summer Scent, Sec...
by Annessa
Mar 5th, '07, 18:28
Forum: KDrama on DVD
Topic: My Girl [R1 DVD, YA Entertainment]
Replies: 23
Views: 18484

I think subbing the drama's songs is pretty important. If I'm gonna shell out that much money I want to be able to enjoy the whole experience. Music is a very important aspect of any movie/drama. The lyrics of songs makes me really feel for what's going on in the drama. Music isn't an extra but an ...
by Annessa
Feb 21st, '07, 21:38
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: I'm a Cyborg, But It's OK on DVD in U.S.??
Replies: 4
Views: 3120

if you use clubbox, i'm pretty certain naynay123's clubbox has it... there's tons of korean movies there, along with kdramas (MQ files). not sure if the movie has been released on dvd yet, though... but it didn't do so well with critics or at the box office. i haven't seen it, so i don't know if it'...
by Annessa
Feb 13th, '07, 08:52
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dramas lose effects over time?
Replies: 20
Views: 6125

ehh... i think so. i've been watching kdramas for about 4-5 years now, and there's really only a handful that i would ever watch again. there are many that i've only watched halfway through and never finished, because it's simply boring and repetitive. i also think that had i watched the Autumn Tale...
by Annessa
Feb 12th, '07, 20:18
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Why are some things blurred out in k-dramas?
Replies: 17
Views: 16840

the things that are blurred out because they don't have permission to advertise them in the movie so for legality reason they blur it. we do the same in the U.S this is what i've always assumed. honestly, i don't recall seeing any kdrama that didn't blur anything out at all. there's always some pro...
by Annessa
Feb 12th, '07, 20:13
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: DOES ANYBODY HAVE A LINK TO WATCH FOG STREET?
Replies: 11
Views: 3453

you can get the HQ file from jeonghoon's clubbox... i don't think there's any direct download links, if that's what you're asking.
by Annessa
Feb 7th, '07, 21:30
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Eric and Yoon Eun Hye are selected to lead the MBC drama
Replies: 8
Views: 3839

YEH and her agency confirmed she's taking this role after all? i think Eric confirmed his role before she did. i haven't been following drama news lately... sounds interesting. i don't think they look compatible though. i was hoping to see Eric pair up with Lee Da Hae... there was speculation of a d...
by Annessa
Feb 7th, '07, 07:16
Forum: KDrama on DVD
Topic: My Girl [R1 DVD, YA Entertainment]
Replies: 23
Views: 18484

Re: My Girl [R1 DVD, YA Entertainment]

Thanks for the review! Here are my thoughts: YAE normally does not sub songs or text onscreen (like signs, etc). Personally, that doesn't bother me... I think too much becomes a bit distracting. Also, I agree about the lack ofextras on this set. However, I'd like to mention that YAE had a difficult ...
by Annessa
Feb 6th, '07, 18:52
Forum: KDrama on DVD
Topic: KBS America DVDs (General Comments)
Replies: 17
Views: 18829

sosushi2, I guess Spring Waltz will be released to the North American market... check out this link: http://us.yesasia.com/en/PrdDept.aspx/section-videos/code-k/pid-1004636613/ in the past, i heard that YAE had trouble getting KBS dramas... once KBS America was established, i just assumed they would...
by Annessa
Feb 4th, '07, 03:40
Forum: Korean Actors & Actresses
Topic: Lee Da-Hae or Kim Tae Hee? (AJAJAJA FIGHTING)
Replies: 231
Views: 184963

Lee Da Hae is by far more talented... I think she has the overall package. Very cute/pretty, lively, takes on versatile acting roles with no problems... very likeable. I just find her absolutely adorable. Kim Tae Hee is known for beauty and brains (Seoul National University graduate-- the most prest...
by Annessa
Feb 3rd, '07, 02:22
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Arranged Marriage thank Goodness!
Replies: 144
Views: 31854

i believe arranged marriages can work... my parents came from traditional Chinese families that chose their partners for them. even a few of my cousins, who are around my age, went through with arranged marriages. i am for it, as long as nobody is forced into it. if one party does not agree to it, i...
by Annessa
Feb 2nd, '07, 23:44
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Which Drama do you like best? Korean Chinese or Japanese?
Replies: 294
Views: 71049

it depends on my mood, i guess. i watch kdramas more than any others, though. i love Japanese dramas because they are shorter, interesting storylines, and better pacing... sometimes Korean dramas drag far too much (they're usually at least 16+ episodes). but i'll admit i love how sappy kdramas can g...
by Annessa
Jan 31st, '07, 21:40
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: [SBS] Surgeon Bong Dal Hee where to download?
Replies: 9
Views: 2604

this drama is too new... don't think you'll find it uploaded on youtube just yet. not sure if there is a team working on subs, though. i recently downloaded the first 4 eps but haven't gotten around to watching just yet.

you can always download via clubbox... it's readily available there.
by Annessa
Jan 31st, '07, 21:29
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: TV Drama Ratings?
Replies: 8
Views: 1977

^ oh, i totally agree. personally i don't think higher ratings always equates to better dramas (i guess that can be subjective too)... there have been really good dramas that didn't fare too well in the ratings or were overshadowed by another hugely popular drama. i was just pointing out what's gene...
by Annessa
Jan 29th, '07, 21:56
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE ASIAN DRAMAS
Replies: 880
Views: 418333

generally, i don't think Korean dramas are very intense... usually the romantic, melodramatic ones are slow-moving. i haven't seen a very good romantic kdrama recently, but there are plenty of romantic comedies. i mostly watch kdramas, and i can't think of any good examples right now. sorry, not muc...
by Annessa
Jan 29th, '07, 20:46
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Most evil character in K-dramas
Replies: 57
Views: 18727

yeah... i would say Kim Min Sun as Seung Hee in Glass Slipper was pretty evil, and also Kim So Yeon as Young Mi in All About Eve.

i've noticed that in the more recent dramas... the second leads are usually just annoying characters, not so much evil.
by Annessa
Jan 29th, '07, 20:36
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: TV Drama Ratings?
Replies: 8
Views: 1977

daily dramas and historical dramas usually rank pretty high up there. dramas like the 16 episode miniseries that are popular here (either d-addicts or soompi) are not always ranked as high in Korea. Joo Mong has been dominating in the rankings, and it will likely continue to do so till the very last...
by Annessa
Jan 29th, '07, 08:37
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: TV Drama Ratings?
Replies: 8
Views: 1977

well... you can always check soompi, since there's often ratings posted there, with the titles of the shows translated. sometimes the ratings for a specific drama will be posted in its respective thread. but you can always find updated postings of a list of top ratings for the week in the news threa...
by Annessa
Jan 25th, '07, 19:29
Forum: International Community
Topic: Cambodian D-Addicts
Replies: 260
Views: 98507

rather off-topic... but have any of you guys seen this video? my brother showed me this the other day. i can't speak much khmer at all, but this guy sounds pretty for someone speaking a language that's not his native. i have no idea what he's singing, though... i can pick up words here and there, th...
by Annessa
Jan 25th, '07, 03:25
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: "I want a korean boyfriend"
Replies: 459
Views: 237603

oh my goodness, no you don't want a Korean boyfriend! Unless you're Korean yourself. lol. I had a Korean boyfriend and he ended up breaking up with me because his family wouldn't let him MARRY a non-Korean. what the heck! We dated for a month! Who was thinking about getting married? Crazy! eh... no...
by Annessa
Jan 24th, '07, 21:51
Forum: Korean Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kim Jung Hoon?
Replies: 1355
Views: 347067

^ umm... many male Korean celebs wear pink. you'd probably want to ask his stylist (or "coordi" as they are referred to in Korean)... i think most of the clothes he wears in public are chosen for him. back when i was into boybands, i was obsessed with KJH and Choi Jung Won (kpop duo UN)... i was bit...
by Annessa
Jan 24th, '07, 21:44
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: If you could spend a day with a celeb (who would it be)
Replies: 290
Views: 44242

Jang Dong Gun!!! i always hear such nice things about him... people always say he is very genuine and sincere. same with Lee Hyo Ri, Song Hye Kyo, Moon Geun Young... wouldn't mind hanging out with any of them. and i'm also a big fan of both Lee Na Young and Kang Dong Won.
by Annessa
Jan 24th, '07, 21:32
Forum: Other Korean TV Shows
Topic: Super Junior Full House
Replies: 54
Views: 106750

i watched half of the series... it was pretty funny, but i lost interest pretty quickly. i really liked Eva, she seemed so sweet and nice.

not really a fan of kpop boybands in general, but i see many of the super junior members on variety shows... hee chul and kang in are pretty funny.
by Annessa
Jan 24th, '07, 21:30
Forum: Other Korean TV Shows
Topic: Does anybody has the TV show called "Music Tank" i
Replies: 6
Views: 7017

i'm assuming you mean Music Bank on KBS. i usually download from clubbox... but i don't watch these music programs as much anymore
by Annessa
Jan 24th, '07, 21:16
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: The best KDrama of 2006?
Replies: 100
Views: 43444

personally, i was not impressed overall with the quality of kdramas from 2006... daily dramas and historical dramas were generally pretty good... not many of them are subbed, though because they are much longer than the typical "mini-series" and i'm sure all that work is way too overwhelming and tim...
by Annessa
Jan 23rd, '07, 22:11
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Goong S / Palace S (MBC, 2007)
Replies: 524
Views: 98844

^ from what i've read, Goong 2 has not been officially confirmed. they are working on it, i'm sure... but nothing is set in stone.

i wouldn't worry so much. due to its popularity, i'm sure a real second season will happen eventually.
by Annessa
Jan 23rd, '07, 21:54
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What's your ethinicity??
Replies: 737
Views: 85646

i am ethnically chinese. i was born in Thailand, raised in the US. my parents lived in Cambodia and Thailand for awhile... my grandparents came from China, and they still retain cultural ties. i've always identified my ethnic background as Chinese... nationality, however, is different. i became a na...
by Annessa
Jan 23rd, '07, 21:37
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How do u store ur DRAMAS :)!
Replies: 218
Views: 33351

i have a couple external hard drives... so far, i just save them there after i finish watching an entire drama. i have over 500 GB worth of kdramas and variety shows (x-man, star golden bell, ya shim man man, etc.). also, i store the ones i like on dvd to pass onto my parents or friends. oh, btw... ...
by Annessa
Jan 21st, '07, 21:51
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How many language do you speak?
Replies: 490
Views: 128297

i was born in Thailand, but grew up in the U.S. so unfortunately, i can only say i'm fluent in English. i can speak some mandarin, and understand some khmer and thai, but i don't really speak those languages. i took college level french, but i wouldn't consider myself anywhere near fluent. i've also...
by Annessa
Jan 17th, '07, 20:33
Forum: Korean Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kim Jung Hoon?
Replies: 1355
Views: 347067

witch yoo hee... isn't that the one starring Han Ga In and Jae Hee? i haven't kept up much with drama news... that would be cool Kim Jung Hoon is in another drama soon. seems like he's been busy with activities outside of Korea lately.
by Annessa
Jan 12th, '07, 14:39
Forum: Korean Actors & Actresses
Topic: Which Prince? Joo ji hoon vs. Kim Jung Hoon
Replies: 62
Views: 29586

i like Joo Ji Hoon a lot better when out of character... like during interviews. Shin wasn't very nice to Chae Gyung at first... while Yul openly showed his affections towards her. as entertainers, i like them both the same... if i were to pick which prince, i choose yul.
by Annessa
Jan 12th, '07, 14:35
Forum: Korean Actors & Actresses
Topic: Best looking Korean Women
Replies: 516
Views: 200168

one of my favorite actresses of all is Lee Na Young... incredibly beautiful and talented. she hasn't appeared in a drama since "Ruler of Your Own World," and is more focused on films... but she seems very underrated amongst fans here and on soompi. Song Hye Kyo, Kim Hee Sun, Hyori were the first Kor...
by Annessa
Jan 12th, '07, 14:30
Forum: Korean Actors & Actresses
Topic: Yoon Eun Hye
Replies: 380
Views: 323521

nothing has really been confirmed yet... at least i don't think so.

Goong 2, if confirmed, probably won't start filming until the end of the year... most likely won't air until the beginning of the next year.
by Annessa
Dec 12th, '06, 21:09
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: The Snow Queen (KBS2, 2006) with Hyun Bin
Replies: 284
Views: 138498

not surprised at the ratings... i think most of Korea is bored of this type of storyline.

i just can't get myself to care for watching this drama, no matter how much i like hyun bin
by Annessa
Nov 28th, '06, 22:26
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What Makes You Watch a New / Unknown Drama?
Replies: 109
Views: 19030

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
(a combo of the following, but usually B is most important to me)
a. Actors / Actresses
b. Plot synopsis
d. Genre

Please also indicate your age group

b. 19-25


Please indicate your sex:
b. Female
by Annessa
Nov 25th, '06, 10:55
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Vote the KSOTM for December 2006
Replies: 38
Views: 13239

i've seen all of these except for Goodbye My Love... so i voted for that particular drama!
by Annessa
Nov 21st, '06, 19:39
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Best Endless Love Series?
Replies: 24
Views: 13742

each series after the first got worse... i still love Autumn Tale and will watch and cry buckets over this drama, because it was the one that got me hooked on kdramas in general. and of course, it's a plus that the cast is one of the most beautiful ever. winter sonata was ok. i was really into these...
by Annessa
Nov 21st, '06, 19:34
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Hwang Jin Yi (KBS2, 2006)
Replies: 22
Views: 23040

have you tried soompi? check the Hwang JIn Yi thread... sometimes other users who d/l from clubbox will re-upload on megaupload and yousendit... usually LQ, though.

otherwise, you can find a tutorial on soompi on how to sign up for clubbox.
by Annessa
Nov 15th, '06, 05:37
Forum: Other Korean TV Shows
Topic: clubbox links for Xman and loveletter
Replies: 2
Views: 9393

i don't know if i'm allowed to post exact links, but have you tried using clubbox search engines? there's findclubbox.com or just go to soompi and check the resources thread. many times, the owners of a specific clubbox will post links to newer episodes. also, the x-man thread has megaupload links f...
by Annessa
Nov 14th, '06, 11:38
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Proud or embarrassed at your addiction to Drama?
Replies: 250
Views: 31419

my family watches some of my kdrama dvds... my sister will occasionally watch with me, but she's not addicted like i am... she doesn't care if she misses an episode or two. except for Kim Sam Soon... she loved that drama so much, she's seen it 4 times! most of my friends like watching thai or chines...
by Annessa
Apr 15th, '06, 02:40
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Subbed or Dubbed?
Replies: 23
Views: 4352

agree w/ the majority... i prefer subs over dubs.

most of the time, i can't stand the annoying voices dubbed over the original language. besides, i've always preferred to hear an actor or actress' natural voice instead.
by Annessa
Feb 22nd, '06, 16:21
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Watching JDrama DVDs and using soft subs
Replies: 24
Views: 7620

i use media player classic... it's very simple, and i love it! all you need to do is download the player (http://www.divx-digest.com/software/med ... assic.html), go to "file" and "load dvd." next, go to "file" and "load subtitle."
by Annessa
Feb 22nd, '06, 16:08
Forum: Korean Actors & Actresses
Topic: What do you think about " Han Eun Jung "?
Replies: 34
Views: 30002

actually, she plays the lead female character in "Seoul 1945" which was recently airing... i caught the first episode, but didn't really have time to continue watching. seems like Han Eun Jung isn't very likeable, but i think she's quite pretty... maybe she doesn't stand out all the time, and certai...
by Annessa
Feb 22nd, '06, 16:00
Forum: Korean Actors & Actresses
Topic: Lee Da-Hae or Kim Tae Hee? (AJAJAJA FIGHTING)
Replies: 231
Views: 184963

Kim Tae Hee's acting is still pretty bad, despite the fact that she and LDH has similar amount of experience... at the best, i'd say her performance is mediocre. i didn't cringe so much when i watched Gumiho, but her facial expressions are often exaggerated and other times she's just so stiff and ex...
by Annessa
Nov 18th, '05, 23:21
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Korean Celebrities Behind Surgery
Replies: 95
Views: 164908

^ people are always going to argue about who did this or that... or who didn't. a lot of it is speculation. i've never heard anything about Hyori admitting she's had plastic surgery done or not. but really... who cares? it's not only Koreans that have gone under the knife, but people from other coun...
by Annessa
Nov 10th, '05, 06:35
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Sweet Spy (MBC, 2005/6)
Replies: 164
Views: 67150

i think it's rather unfortunate that Dennis O'Neill is referred to as "the second Daniel Henney," based on the fact that he's also bi-racial (Korean mother/American father), and also a model-turned-actor... perhaps mixed entertainers are uncommon there (not to say there aren't any... there are, just...
by Annessa
Oct 5th, '05, 01:14
Forum: International Community
Topic: Cambodian D-Addicts
Replies: 260
Views: 98507

so are you part cambodian and chinese? my ethnic background is Chinese. i've always acknowledged that. but i do consider myself Cambodian because i was partially raised with a bit of the culture. thus, i explain to people that i am both Chinese and Cambodian, and a Thai national by birth. yeah, it ...
by Annessa
Oct 4th, '05, 18:47
Forum: International Community
Topic: Cambodian D-Addicts
Replies: 260
Views: 98507

hello! i count myself as khmer. sort of.

i was born in thailand, but my family is ethnic chinese. my parents lived in cambodia for some time, but my grandparents came from southern china. i can speak both khmer and chinese, but not very proficient in either.
by Annessa
Oct 4th, '05, 17:54
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: What's the worst korean drama you have seen?
Replies: 504
Views: 126646

quite a mix of opinions here... the worst that comes to mind is Love Story in Harvard. KRW and KTH make an attractive couple, but even that didn't save the drama. KTH was the worst I've seen here here (no improvement-- she was horrible in Stairway to Heaven, yet bearable in Gumiho). the storyline wa...
by Annessa
Sep 23rd, '05, 23:57
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Best Korean On Screen Kiss In a K-Drama.. and the Worst!!
Replies: 106
Views: 39859

Honestly... I have yet to see any great kissing going on in ANY kdrama. and believe me... i've been a kdrama fanatic over the last 4 years or so, and i've watched many!
by Annessa
Aug 18th, '05, 18:16
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Which Asian Country Has the BEST LOOKING MEN??
Replies: 176
Views: 56905

well... i wouldn't narrow it down to just one country having the best looking men overall... rather subjective question, i know. however, i will say that i think Korean celebs (excluding most popstars... most of the guys are too... girly/feminine for my taste), and especially male actors super hot!!...
by Annessa
May 24th, '05, 22:27
Forum: Korean Actors & Actresses
Topic: Song Hye Gyo vs Kim Tae Hee ( AJAJA FIGHTING!! ^^ )
Replies: 230
Views: 153974

Song Hye Kyo all the way!!! She definitely has it all... overall better actress and more beautiful than Kim Tae Hee. KTH, though I'll admit I find her pretty, is definitely one of the most overrated celebs... every drama I've watched her in, I haven't seen the slightest improvement whatsoever... Lov...