500 Ways Back Into Blogging

I’ve joined my friend’s challenge to write 500 words a day. I thought it was a great way to get my blogging efforts back up and running. I really do enjoy sharing my fan girl love with the world and I am going to make it the jump start I’ve been looking for.

It’s been a while since I’ve been active on here and I’ve done a lot of things that really are worthy of sharing. So what have I been up to and where am I now with my obsession over Korean and Japanese dramas and pop music?

The Journey So Far…

It was around this time 4 years ago that I became a full blown addict to all things Kdrama and Kpop related. I have always enjoyed watching anime, however my experience didn’t go much further then Sailor Moon and Studio Ghibli when my friend sent me a hard drive full of KDramas. A few months earlier I had managed to get into some manga and live action versions of the manga so it was with great pleasure that I plunged into the makjang world or Korean dramas. Kpop was quick to follow after falling for a few idols staring in the dramas.

In 2013 I went to my first Kpop concert here in Australia.  My first Kpop love, CNBlue held two concerts over here and I went to both! Later that year my two friends and I headed off for our first adventure to Japan and South Korea. It was an amazing holiday and on it I got to see more of my fav groups live in concert including Infinite, Beast and FTIsland. It was a pretty fantastic holiday.

In 2014 I was very active with my blogging and was keeping up to date with my fav songs and releases all the time. B.A.P and B1A4 both came to Australia for concerts in my home town and I jumped off a bridge without a rope and landed in Jpop. Unlike my decent into Kpop, I showed some restraint and focused all of my love on one particular group, Hey! Say! JUMP! I have no regrets.

2015 was “The Year of the Big Trip”. In the times I wasn’t planning for our adventures I became somewhat obsessed with high school Jdramas and slacked off a whole lot in the blogging department. Then along came September and my two friends and I headed off on a 3 month adventure though Japan and South Korea. It really was the trip of a lifetime. We went to heaps of concerts, saw pretty much every Kpop group live, had up close experiences with multiple idols and generally had the greatest time ever.

Now we are here in 2016 and I am getting ready to head off to see my two fav groups, Hey! Say! JUMP and FTIsland, once again over in Japan. I had a break from watching Kdramas for a while but recently have once again become addicted. I culled my Kpop collection and now only collect my top 10 fav groups and have been to see three Kpop groups in concert here in Melbourne, Beast, B.A.P and Seventeen.

It certainly has been one hell of a journey over the last 4 years. It’s so much a part of my life now that I can’t ever remember how I got on without it before.

Let’s keep on travelling together!


Please Love the Useless Me – Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai – JDorama Review


Just finished watching this drama and I love, love loved it!

Based on the manga and airing in Japan from Janurary to March 2016, Please Love the useless me is a light hearted romantic comedy that was very enjoyable to watch.

Michio Shibata is 30 years old, broke and stuck in relationship with a cute you guy who is only after her money. Her luck turns when she runs into her former tyrannical boss, Ayumu Kurosawa (whom she calls Shunin) who who ends up offering her a place to live and helps get her out of her financial difficulties and useless relationship. Shibata moves in with Kurosawa and finds a new job where she meets Daichi Mogami, a younger colleague who falls for her charms. Throw in Kurosawa’s ex girlfriend who still fancies him and his late brother’s widow, who he currently likes, and we have a nice recipe for some fun love stories.

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Shohei Miura


I started watching this drama for Shohei Miura, who I first fell in love with when he played Nakatsu in Hana Kimi. I’ve always been a fan and when I saw he was in a manga based romantic comedy the choice to watch it was pretty easy. His character in the show was adorable and I fell in love with him all over again.


While Mogami-kun was fantastic, what I loved most was the interactions and chemistry between the lead actors, Kyoko Fukada and Dean Fujioka. The scenes between Shibata and Shunin were mostly adorable and won me over in the end.

All the cute teeth brushing scenes were the best!

Highly recommended!

Download it at Jdramacity.


7 Days and Counting!

Everything is SHINing

This time next week I’ll be at the airport getting ready to fly off on an amazing adventure. 1 week to go!

Next on my list of top 10 adventures has to be…..

Juju Island

Beautiful beaches, picturesque walking tracks, waterfalls and volcanic craters, there is a reason why Juju Island is listed as one of the natural wonders of the world.

But is that why we are going there? Hahaha! Of course not.

Every fan of Korean Dramas would be able to roll off a list of dramas that have featured the beautiful island. Goong, Heartstrings, Lie to Me, Secret Garden, My Lovely Sam Soon and more recently Warm and Cozy are just a few of the dramas I’ve watched and can’t wait to re-live in person. One of our favourite Infinite Japan PVs also features the beautiful sights of this island in “She’s Back”. And let’s not forget the…

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So it’s finally time! I have been neglecting this blog, and I could say it’s because I’ve been busy preparing for an upcoming epic adventure. It’s not really, but I’m going to blame it anyway!

So in 10 days I’m heading off of a massive 3 month adventure with 2 of my fellow kpop/kdrama obsessed friends. We are travelling through Japan and South Korea with a goal of visiting all the locations where our fav mvs or shows have been filmed.

We also have plans to go to lots of concerts and fan meetings, including Super Junior, FTIsland, Hey! Say! JUMP, Big Bang and all the music shows, to name a few.

If you are interested in following our shenanigans, we will be blogging all about our adventures over at our travel blog – Everything Is SHINing. Please check us out! 🙂


The day has finally come. N.Flying have been let out of the FNC vaults and into the Korean market. So what do you think?


As a massive CNBlue and  FTIsland fan I have been anticipating their debut. I hadn’t listened to their Japanese releases so I didn’t really know what to expect – and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. A band with a hip-hop concept is very unique and I love it! Rap Rock! Saying that, they do also have a very similar sound to CNBlue – especially in their Korean debut song. This is a good thing – CNBlue is FNC’s most successful band so ofcourse they would be trying to emulate some of that success.

If you haven’t watched their debut MV you should check it out now!

Here are the boys! Yay for them being a band and easy to identify! More babies for my noona heart to love. Though thankfully not too young.


I have now listened to their Japanese releases and really like them too. Especially their first single Basket. It has a great sound to it. Most of the songs from their second single are on their Korean album which is great. Check out the clip of Basket below! Their hair is particularly fantastic.

I really like their sound so far and I anticipate many more great releases to come.

Kpop – A Month in Review – April

Hooray! I’m up to date! And what a nice month to delve into Kpop mvs. April blessed us with an abundance of rookie boy group comebacks, and I liked them all! April also gave us some other great comebacks – so let’s check them out!

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SHINee’s BACK!!!!!

So is this not the best breaking KPop news of the year!?

It’s certainly been a long time coming! The boys have been so teasery lately with all the hair colours changes. Onew has pink hair, Taemin has purple, Jjong is back to white blonde and Key is all colours! BRING IT ON!!!

While you’re in a SHINee mood, why not reminisce with me over one of my favourite SHINee MVs… This has some of the best SHINee hair and some of the worst, but clearly the greatest dance ever.

SHINee’s BACK!!!!!

KPop Catch up – January and February 2015

It’s been a busy year so far in Kpop with lots of great releases. To make up for not posting a monthly review I’m just going to do a quick post catching up of my top MVs for the past 4 months plus a few notable – or well enjoyed MVs. Did I just say 4 months? Where on Earth is this year flying off to?

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High School JDrama Recommendations

Life has been keeping me busy this year – but not so busy that I haven’t been able to indulge in my favourite kind of drama: High School JDramas. I seem to have watched a whole lot of them over the past 6 months, so I thought it’s about time I shared all the really good ones – and maybe not so good ones, with you all. I know I’m always searching for recommendations so hopefully this will help someone. Continue reading