#FangirlingModeON Moon Lovers-Scarlet Heart: Ryeo

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Okay. This is one of those K-Dramas which I didn’t plan to watch. Having heard about the C-Drama original, like most fans of K-Dramas, I don’t want a sad ending. But..! since I have this tendency of hurting myself, (lol) I boarded the ship knowing where it’s heading. Now I can’t get over it; I’m having a hard time moving on like everyone else who stick with the drama until the end.

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Lee Joon-gi oppa (Ang Lalaking Mukhang Pangarap) was enough to draw me in. (loved him since The King and the Clown) I could say that the rest of the casts did shine in their own ways but the one who carried the entire drama was Joon-gi. H was brilliant as always. I particularly love that one scene where he had no choice but to kill Prince Eun and then he cried while laughing, or laughed while crying. (whatever, it was daebak!) I replayed it a few times and it gave me goosebumps again and again. If for that one scene alone he’ll definitely bag another daesang.

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I’ve read comments somewhere that the drama was an epic mess. Some have really great expectations that somehow, K-Bu Bu Jing Xin will give a different approach on the story, most of all the ending. The ending for me was painful and it left me hanging, but it isn’t that bad that I’d wish for another season. A special episode will do, an epilogue that could answer the viewers’ questions, my questions, like:

Will Gwangjoong be able to find Soo?

What happened to Ha-jin’s ex-boyfriend and best friend who cheated on her? (I thought of having Ha-jin’s family suing them while she was in a coma for a year and her family would get back all her money.)

Who is Ji Mong, exactly, and what is he? An angel of time? Angel of fate? Wouldn’t Ha-jin remember and question the homeless man she met before her accident, looking mighty fine and all suited up?

What happened to Hae Soo’s journal written in Hangeul? (The one Queen Hwangbo gave to the king having suspicions that Soo might be a foreign spy because of the writing) If it was still in Wang So’s possession, will it be the key for him to be able to ‘follow’ her?

Some say it was senseless having Ha-jin/ Hae Soo traveled through time but couldn’t change anything… but isn’t that a touch of reality in this show? No matter what we do; even if we defy the Laws of Nature, Law of Physics or any other Laws of Science there is, there are things that we can never change or turn back to how they were. The world’s f–king unfair, people, even the people we love most will f–k us up and we can always end up more miserable. But no matter what our circumstances, no matter how powerless we are over things we have no control of, we can all but try to live a meaningful life- that of being able to touch the lives of others and most of all, of being able to love faithfully and unconditionally. That’s what this show taught me.

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There. I’ve gotten this off my chest. Deeyyymmmnnn, I missed my blog! I struggled as I was writing this. I should really write more. (And not about a K-drama but my own story).

Till next! ♥ 🙂

(Credits to the pictures’ owners!)

PS: Loved the drama’s OSTs as well! Here are my favorites! 🙂 xoxo

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Sweet, Sugar Sentiments— My Thoughts on Sasa ♥ Gege

 
 

I love Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson ever since as individual celebrities, but after that magical night of March 4th where Ge surprised Sarah on her show, “Sarah G. Live!” I became an instant fan of them as a couple.  Since then I make sure I am updated about any news about them, secretly and constantly lurking through pages/ forums of their fan group, the nice and classy AshRalds, as they are called, reading posts about them and how these fans exchange their endless ‘kilig’ and insightful POVs on recent issues about the couple.  I may not be an official member, but I know in my heart I have an AshRald blood, and I am one with them in praying for the best and wishing true happiness for Sasa and Gege.

They say love that is tested through time, love that is encountered by challenges left and right is a kind of love that will prevail until the end.  As a fan, I got used to it that if there are good/ positive news about them, they’ll for sure be countered by negative ones.  As it is said in Star Wars, ‘they bring balance to the Force.’  There will be things written/ said about them that will try to ruin the Perfect, and it really depends on how a supporter takes it.  I, for example, whenever am sort of shaken by the negative, I ask myself why I became a fan in the first place and I RESEARCH for consistencies and truths.  Having said that, these are my thoughts about the recent issues about them and what happened at another memorable night last July 22 in Sarah’s show.

 

“Divine” Intervention?

I have overprotective parents, since I’m the only girl among three siblings and the youngest.  When dad became jobless and my brothers already have their own families, since my mother was the typical housewife, I stood as the breadwinner for my parents and until now I provide for them.  Even so, it was only a few years ago that they finally learned to let me go and accept that I have to make my own decisions.  Though they still disagree sometimes, especially when it comes to matters about me and that special person I am now with, I already have the freedom they couldn’t give me when I was younger.  Like mom will always say to me, “Hinahayaan ka na namin kasi nakikita naman namin na masayang-masaya ka na.”  Because of this, somehow I can see myself in Sarah’s shoes.

I find it unfair that Mommy Divine always looks like the ‘kontrabida’ in her own daughter’s happiness and love story.  Is she really the ‘monster mom’ as people see her to be?  Every parent, one way or another is overprotective of his/her child.  If it was true that Mommy Divine has something to do with the cancellation of Gerald and Sarah’s third movie, or their supposed duet during Sarah’s concert, (which I don’t believe so because she would have also stopped Gerald as a guest last Sunday (July 22) in SGL, and Sarah already clarified the issue about the postponement of their movie and the issue of her mother stopping Gerald on courting her) it’s just so obvious that a lot of people will continue to press on because they couldn’t get anything from her.  She isn’t “showbiz” after all.    Media people exaggerate news most of the time.  Some fabricate stories just so they continue to make a living.  That’s why as much as possible, she doesn’t want people feasting on her daughter’s personal life too much.  Mommy Divine knows her daughter is sensitive, Sarah said so herself, and preventing her from issues whenever she and Gerald are in public eye is her concern as a parent.  She knows very well now that Gerald is already a part of her daughter’s life (professional and personal) and aware that after all these months the ‘gamitan’ issue between them isn’t dying at all.  In my opinion, she is protecting Sarah from blood-thirsty hounds/ people who try to harm her (rubbish journalists and bashers to name a few) and NOT from a person (Gerald) whom she EVIDENTLY sees her daughter is SO HAPPY with.

No, I don’t believe she stopped Gerald in courting Sarah.  She’d known him since their first movie and Sarah, even Gerald  (“Mabait naman po si Tita.”) said that they get along.  Another thing, is it a secret to her that Gerald and Sarah’s ex are buddies?  We know how parents are.  She would have probably told Sarah not to get too close to Gerald because she would have thought that ‘birds of the same feather (play basketball together XD) flock together.’  What I know is that she sees Gerald as a fine young man that’s why she welcomed him into their house.  Since I remember clearly what happened the first time I became a fan, I wouldn’t forget when Sarah gave this punchline:  “Tatakbo ka ba sa eleksyon?  Kasi partying-party (botong-boto) sa ‘yo ang mommy ko eh!” and Pokwang, Pooh and K Brosas were like, “Teka, bakit nagkakatotohanan na dito?!”  That means there’s truth to that since last March, to think that that was the time when Gerald was just starting to pursue Sarah.

“Friends Forever”

When Sarah G. Live!’s episode last Sunday ended, my initial and only reaction was, “BITIIIIN!”  I missed seeing them together and I crave for more of their sweet moments on TV.  No matter how they tried to keep themselves ‘professional’ in front of the camera, what they truly have between them can be felt because what they have is REAL.  I love how they try to contain the LOVE they have for each other when Sarah asked Gerald for his birthday message for her.  It was adorable how she tried to put him at ease by joking, laughing and shrieking to what he’s saying because she is aware that her boy was sooo tensed!  When I heard Gerald said, “Sana mahanap mo na ang mga sagot sa lahat ng tanong mo…”, I remembered when Sarah sang Whitney Houston’s How Will I Know (If He Really Loves Me).  It was obvious that Gerald longs for her questions to be answered too, and for obvious reasons.  😉

Sarah was asked before if she has other suitors other than Gerald.  She answered that there’s none and if other guys would try to court her, she wouldn’t entertain them because “ayaw niya ng nagpapaasa.”  So, where does that leave Gerald?  Wasn’t that enough of a hint that someday or one of these days her heart would only belong to him?  When she thanked him for the joy, ‘kilig’, and inspiration he gave her, and that she wished their friendship lasts forever, I find that there’s nothing wrong if she wants to take her time and cherish moments whenever they are together as friends.  But didn’t see any indication of her finally pushing or limiting him into the ‘friend’s zone’.  You just don’t give the term “forever” with just anyone, especially to a guy unless you see that person having the potential of being a (lifetime) partner.  It was clear that Sarah wants Gerald in her life PERMANENTLY.  That’s something for Gerald to hold onto.  Stronger possibility of them being together in the future (if they’re really not together yet) is there.  Actually, what she said reminded me of the song, My Girl, My Woman, My FRIEND (Jose Mari Chan and Janet Basco) which has these lines:

~“I’m your girl, your woman, your friend

And that’s how it’s gonna be till the END

Loving you is what I live for

And I can’t ask for anything more

Than to be your woman, your girl and your FRIEND

ROLLED INTO ONE…”~

 http://youtu.be/-MdWEviMb8Y

Personally, I see my man as my best friend.  It is proven that a great foundation of a relationship is friendship.  Definitely Gerald and Sarah know that so well.

 

“Time will decide what’s best for us.”

I love how Gerald gave Sarah that CLOCK before her last song, and I admire him for what he said to her— do what she wants to do, say what she wants to say because time lost maybe will never be found again.”  For me, he was pertaining about life in general, how he wants Sarah to experience life and love as it is; and that every moment, every minute, every second counts.  He wants her to have time for herself, just like his wish for himself when he celebrated his birthday last March.  Ever since the time he admitted that he’s courting her, it is so admirable of him to not rush into things and take it slow.  It was also nice of him to thank Sarah of the things she taught him.  It just got me thinking, why would he give up now more than ever?  As we continue to get to know a person, the more we want to discover things about him/her.  We want to witness how that person grows, have his/her own freedom, and we would want to support and nurture him/her as that person reaches her/his dreams and goals.  For Gerald, giving Sarah a gift that symbolizes time means that and more.

I just don’t get the logic that he’d say goodbye to her that night ON HER OWN SHOW, and DAYS BEFORE HER BIRTHDAY.  They make each other happy, they keep each other inspired.  They grow fonder with each other as the courtship progresses.  He added “Time will decide what’s best for us.” not because he stopped courting her. (And I haven’t heard anything that a new synonym for the word ‘time’ is “Mommy Divine” XD) The way I see it, he is still looking forward to that day and that he’ll be there when Sarah is certain she’s ready, that he’ll be waiting for the time she’ll be free and the future when it can finally be THEM— called not as “rumoured lovers” but as “officially together”.  ♥

 

“Music, Gerald… and Me”

What happened last Sunday revealed a lot.  Hearing Sarah blurting out of the blue that she wants Gerald more than anything, more than the gifts he gave her really blew me away.  It was sooo cute how Gerald swallowed a few times and how Sarah tried to make it appear as ‘fan service’ saying, “O, kinilig kayo, ‘no?”, but really… straight from the mouth of the ‘babe’.  ☺  When Gerald recovered from surprise, he asked her twice, “Ready ka na ba talaga?” and Sarah evaded it answering, “Ready na akong kumanta!”.  I could tell that by the look she gave him she meant, “Mag-uusap tayo mamaya sa backstage!” and  I can only imagine what really happened after they went off cam.  ☺

I almost cried when Sarah started singing, and it’s really incredible how she could instantly put her emotions to what she sings.  Though she wasn’t able to complete the song, she delivered it beautifully because the lyrics of the song Music and Me speaks ABOUT HER.  Music has always been her life.  Now that there’s a man beside her, holding her hand so tight, it became more meaningful for her.  She acknowledged Gerald as part of her life, her world, thus now it’s “music, GERALD and me.”   

Their stares, smiles, the whispers; the way they hold hands… their body language says so much that some fans are speculating they are ALREADY together.  I can’t blame them and honestly, I hope they are right.  J  Both of them said they wouldn’t hide or deny it if ever they enter into new relationships.  Sarah said she wouldn’t keep it a secret especially to her parents.  But if these fans’ speculations are true, I would understand if they couldn’t announce it for now because of a lot of things to consider.  Gerald said so that there are things they’d like to keep to themselves and I am good with that.  They’ve already shared a lot to their fans.  Like all of their true-blooded supporters, I will wait until such time that both of them are ready to admit it to the whole world.  Which reminds me, after their oh-so-breathtaking and super sweet dance (I Just Can’t stop Loving You) last Sunday, Luis Manzano exclaimed, “Tapos na ang laban!”.   Perhaps what we only have to wait for is the ‘announcement’ of the ‘winner’.

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Be happy, stay positive.  Keep the Sasa Gege love!  ♥♥♥