5 Classic K-Dramas You Should Watch at Least Once in Your Life
- Endless Love: Autumn in My Heart (2000)
Before Song Hye Kyo took the world by storm with Descendants of the Sun, she made her mark on the small screen with Autumn in My Heart. Don't you remember crying your eyes out to the Tagalog-dubbed version as a kid? It's a classic Maria Clara story: Two babies are born on the same day, one to a rich family, and one to a poor family, and they are switched. Uh-oh. Rivalry ensues between the two girls. Fast forward to the future, and love triangles and life-threatening leukemia take center stage. No spoilers, except get your tissues ready.
- Stairway to Heaven (2003)
Along with Autumn In My Heart, Stairway to Heaven launched the melodramatic K-drama wave. It’s another Cinderella story, for sure, featuring a beautiful and kindhearted leading lady, deceased biological parents, an evil stepmother, an envious stepsister, a good stepbrother, and of course, the prince—or millionaire, rather—who causes a love triangle. Add cancer to the spiel, and we promise you every single episode will make your eyes water and your heart break. Sigh, why do we love this sad, inaapi stories so much? *sobs*
- Jewel in the Palace (2003)
Jewel in the Palace is responsible for drawing the interest of the whole world into Korean culture, particularly its history, cuisine, and landmarks. What's not to like? Set in ancient times, the period drama follows an orphaned kitchen cook who goes on to become the first female physician of the king. Filled with deadly court secrets and lavish royal lifestyles, as well as near life-or-death situations, Jewel in the Palace's intricately-woven plot will certainly make for binge-watching material—and a binge-eating one, too. Yum. #FoodGoals
- Full House (2005)
Fact: Song Hye Kyo was everywhere in the early 2000's. But unlike her first big breakthrough, which was filled with melodrama, Full House is a welcome change, kickstarting the rom-com Hallyu wave. Remember when the K-pop singer Rain was everywhere? The two star as a girl and a guy forced to live in the same house after a nasty prank goes wrong. Of course, they must keep the full extent of their living conditions a secret from the judgmental eyes of society, plus not fall in love. If you want a show filled with kilig moments and big laughs (throwback to the iconic "Three Bears" song, which sounded sooo funny dubbed in Filipino), then Full House is the show for you!
- My Lovely Kim Sam Soon (2006)
This list wouldn't be complete without My Lovely Kim Sam Soon, another Korean rom-com that was so popular, it even spawned its own Pinoy remake! The Bridget Jones-esque story focuses on Kim Sam Soon, a young woman who's always struggled with two things: 1. Her weight and 2. Her traditional name, which literally means "3rd daughter". After getting dumped by her cheating boyfriend and losing her job, she's determined to improve, using her love for baking to open a small bakery. She soon meets hotel heir Hyun Jin Heon. Although their relationship is antagonistic at first, it soon blossoms into love. Yes, this show is filled with love triangles and cute chemistry that will make you kilig.
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Hi! It's been so long since I planned to post my story in another platform aside from wattpad and now here I am, hoping that my story can be featured here.
My story is entitle "Who Are You," it's a tagalog-english teen fiction story so I hope, those filipinos who visit here can read my story!
WHO ARE YOU: PRELUDE
Sinungaling na ba ako kung sasabihin ko sa inyo ang pangalan ko? Hindi ako sure kung anong sasabihin kong pangalan ko pero may nagsasabi sa aking wag nalang magpakilala sa inyo.
May gusto lang naman akong itanong... Paano kung may makilala ka sa kasalukuyan na nagpapaalala sayo sa nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang nakilala mo sa kasalukuyan ay may tinatago pa lang sikreto na kahit siya mismo ay walang alam pero may kinalaman sa iyong nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang dalawang ito ay may koneksyon? Anong pipiliin mo? Ang nakilala mo sa nakaraan? O ang nagpakilala bilang ibang tao sa kasalukuyan? Past? Or Present?
There was this guy I dated for a while but things didn't turn out well. I was so into him that one night I can't stop thinking about him, I've decided to send his MOM a message on facebook confessing how much I like her son. I wish it ended there but no. I had to make it so emotional, lengthy and detailed like the drama queen I am. Luckily, it went to message request so I'm hoping she hasn't really read it yet. Up until this day it makes me cringe whenever I think about it but hey, whenever it pops in my mind I make myself laugh too so thank you self for being unbelievably shameless and brave when it comes to love. I may age faster because I have made a lot of cringe-worthy moments that I constantly make faces out of embarrassment just reflecting on my antics but I know I've made more hilarious memories than what ifs and somehow that makes the disappointments feel more like assurances that I have gave it my all and I have lived as honest (maybe a little to honest) as I could. #ItsOnlyNatural #CanBnatural
I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!