Sunday, July 3, 2011

June Recommendations

*Sigh* been super busy with school stuff, not mine, but my son, had no time to write my June recommendations of Korean, Japanese or Taiwanese dramas. Kaya eto pahabol for the month of June, pasensya na talaga, I'll work harder this month :)

Oh yeah, can we do movies for this month's update, I'm kinda itching to share some of my well-loved ones? Okay then...

Crazy Little Thing Called Love/A Little Thing Called Love

A Thai movie that was released on August 2010, it placed second on the blockbuster list of all Thai movies during that year. It stars Mario Maurer and Pimchanok Lerwisetpibol (Fern), it is a teeny bopper, feel-good movie, I'm sure anyone with a sense of humor, how little it might be, will love it, I even fell in love with it *grins*.

The plot - The ordinary 14 year old girl Nam is unattractive or in simple terms...ugly. But she's always been secretly in love with an older guy in grade 10 called Chon, the most popular student in high-school. He's hot, perfect and generous, and that's what makes girls go crazy about him, including Nam too. But she doesn't give up easily. She tries to do everything to make her get noticed by the boy she loves, in the hope of him turning around to look at her just one more time.


A Japanese movie, a drama of the same title and same story exist, you can opt to watch that, there are certain differences in the storyline but both are the same as a whole, different actors too; the movie have Miura Haruma and Aragaki Yui. The original story of Koizora, by the author Mika, was popularized on the cell phone novel site, Mahou no Land, and since then has been turned into a novel, a movie, and a drama. It made millions of people cry so a heads up, be prepare to cry buckets, I swear.

The plot - which follows the life of a normal high school girl who experiences many unbelievably sad events, but through it all proving that love conquers all, and this true love story remains unchanged from the movie. Not only does it simply portray the first love of the high schoolers, it shows the warmth from the family, the importance of life, the bonds with friends, and the common happenings of teens, and through it all Mika and Hiro's love story gets unwound.

I Give My First Love To You

Another Japanese movie, another tear-jerker, but it's worth the tears, I promise you. The movie was released on October 2009 and it stars Inoue Mao and Okada Masaki.

The plot - Takuma, a boy who is told he will die before he’s 20, and Mayu, a girl who is in love with him… The story begins when they are little kids. Mayu, whose father is a doctor, meets Takuma, who is hospitalized in her father’s workplace. They develop feelings for each other, but Mayu learns of Takuma’s grave illness and that he will die before he turns 20. The distraught children make one promise for an uncertain future. Time passes, and the girl becomes a young woman, and the boy, a young man. Mayu continues to support and love Takuma. On the other hand, Takuma, who knows his days are numbered, pushes away his feelings for Mayu and distances himself from her. He cannot stand to see her cry or hurt her more than he already has. Then Mayu meets another man who has feelings for her, and Takuma meets a woman who has the same illness, and their feelings for each other begin to waver. Misunderstandings, unsaid thoughts, the frustrations and chagrin of youth… What will become of their love while the clock keeps ticking away in Takuma’s life?

My Little Bride

A Korean movie shown way back in 2004, but the story is so nice, it never gets old. The actress who played the lead in this movie is now a full-pledged star, Moon Geun Young and of course, the ever dashing Kim Rae Won acted as the male lead. If you've seen it already, go and watch it again, if you haven't then you should, it's a must see!

The plot - Young love is in the air in My Little Bride! Popular heartthrob Kim Rae Won (Rooftop Room Cat) is right at home in this hit romantic comedy about a curious arranged marriage. Kim is Sang Min, a handsome college student who aspires to be a legendary playboy. However, his swinging single ways are about to end thanks to the arrival of 16-year-old Bo Eun (Moon Geun Young, A Tale of Two Sisters). Bo Eun's grandfather was best friends with Sang Min's grandfather, whose dying wish was to see Sang Min and Bo Eun married! Neither of the youngsters have any interest in getting hitched; Sang Min won't be able to attract college girls with a ring on his finger, and Bo Eun is in love with a local high school hunk. But Bo Eun's grandfather is determined to get the two together, even if he has to resort to some wily deception! His tricky ways get the two to the altar, but how will they adjust to a married life neither wants? A romantic comedy full of sweet, fun-loving innocence, My Little Bride promises to charm and entertain anyone with a heart!

I wish to post more recommendations but I'm sort of running late, I need to prepare my son's things, have a warm bath and go to sleep, it's Monday tomorrow, a school day, so I bid you adieux, let's continue some other day :)


Mona said...

I saw the first one and its cute lalo na for teenagers :) Btw, thanks for sharing the list of your favorite asian series will find time to watch them one by one :)

Krisel said...

I haven't seen some of those movies/series yet, but the crazy little thing called love & little bride, I saw it already! I can't hide my feelings while watching crazy little thing called love & little bride. My fave Asian movies.

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