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Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #404

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Anne: Hello Everyone! I'm one day late with the post. Work has buried me under at least ten feet of paperwork. I would like to say that I'm exaggerating. Sigh...  Apparently, my party planning skills have now volunteered me to plan a site wide celebration for Asian Heritage Month. I sort side stepped and told the team that I can supplied the costumes and the payments. It is my time to wear the HanFu that I have stored in my closet! How exciting! Is it just me or has the drama selections lately been kind of blah....? But my ongoing drama has kept me busy. On with the discussions! Who Rules the World The look of a man who just got rejected and CANNOT believe it just happened! I have to say Yang Yang certainly have improved in his acting. I have caught up to episode 27, which is still only about half way through. While the story started slow, I am getting more absorbed in the story line. Granted, this is a genre that I like, so I do give this show a lot more chances than anything

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #403

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Anne: I start this blog with about 2 frozen margaritas in my tummy...so read on and beware. I am usually not a chatty person, even though my conversation stream gets a little side tracked every now and then, but when I get slightly tipsy...Watch Out! All of a sudden I have a TON of things I want to talk about. I'm not exactly sure if I make any sense, but at least I think I'm interesting...Ha Ha.  I have now become officially my department's party planner. I have events lined up for every single month for the rest of the year. Pretty much what I would like to do is just relax with food and drinks, but of course, being employed with a bunch of type A personalities requires some competition to be included. I am VERY tempted to do a Dance Dance Revolution contest because I will win, with almost NO competition. I'm not being a bragger. I have witnesses... Anyway, enough of these rambling conversations that are just pouring out of my finger tips...let's get on with what

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #402

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Anne: This was the first weekend in a LONG time that I did not spent doing work. However, this technically means that I just ended up procrastinating, and that I probably would have used my time better if I caught up with some things. Do I regret it...Of course not! I got to spend time playing 4 rounds of Mahjong with the elders while the five year old kept announcing to the rest of the table how many "pairs" I have. Good thing that boy doesn't know how to play the game.  Military Prosecutor Doberman Well....everything ended as it should. All the bad guys were caught and sent to prison or executed. Cha Woo In got her father's company back, when Noh Tae Nam gave her all his shares of the company. The troubled boy who sealed his mother's fate at trial by testifying against her ended up in the place where he was the happiest: animal shelter. The Doberman remained with Do Bae Man, who remained in his role in the military. And our best supporting male lead, Kang Han Jo

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #401

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Anne: The week continues moving on by like a speeding train...Unlike the very, very long cargo train that still runs through the middle of Houston, and right through some of the most expensive properties in the city. Can you imagine if you have to cross these train tracks on the way to work? I have seen people completely lose their minds when the train starts to slow down. It is great people watching when you are stuck in traffic for like 15 to 20 minutes.  I am still catching up on Korean crime dramas adapted from US TV shows, the newest one is Criminal Minds (Korea). But, let's get to the shows that I've watched in the past week. The Killer is Also Romantic Let's start this week with a cute, funny, and short drama that I LOVED! I've posted before about these super short dramas that Mango puts out usually without much fanfare. The actors/actresses are never anyone I've ever seen. Sometimes the shows are horrible, but quite a few I found to be quite good. Take this

Fanfiction: The Moon Mirror (Pojing & Bai Qian Alternative Ending) - Chapter 14 (END) (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 14 (END) written by LalaLoop edited by Kakashi consulting by Bunny IT WAS BARELY DAWN WHEN THEY reached the palace, the pitch-black sky made it impossible to tell what time it was, although it seemed the entire palace was still deep in sleep. Touching the ground, the King of Xunzhua cast a thorough look around the vicinity. Some of his riders could be spotted among dark clouds performing their duty despite the continuous thunder. The palace ground was littered with little flames moving back and forth, flickering lights – more than usual – in the direction of the Glass Tower. No doubt their discussion about his order to hand over the item to the Celestials had not ceased. He would have hell to deal with in a few hours when the entire council received this news. There would be questions, lectures in disguise with long preambles, and perhaps even outright protest. The prospect of having to sit through all of that made him grunt aloud. Having the word ‘murderer’ being hurled at him

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #400

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Anne: As I was updating the post number, I realized that we've reached 400! I really wish I had something tremendously interesting to post for this week. But alas, my work continues to drive me insane.  Now in the middle of this work, I have a little 5 year old asking me to buy him his next planet that he...I mean "I", can dig out the treasures to be displayed on his bookshelf. Now, he was a little short on money because he spent his money getting the last two planets, and he only had 5 dollars left. He proceeded to inform me that he wished he could loose more teeth so he can get more money to buy stuff. I looked at him and say "You don't have to lose a body part for that, you can just clean your room". Then he looked back at me for two seconds and said, "The tooth fairy isn't real right?" I'm not even sure how that response was anywhere near logical to my suggestion. While I did watch quite a few shows this week, unfortunately, mostly what

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #399

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Anne: This weekend I spent a good part of it helping the five year old "mine" the earth. It's basically a planet version of those excavator rocks for miniature dinosaurs. So now I have a half mined earth sitting in a layer of white dust in the middle of my husband's baking pan. So, I'll have to finish digging out all the loot to be able to use the baking pan for dinner one day this week. And like all our projects, I was the one who spent most of the time chiseling away at the "earth" and retrieving the precious stones. I am enjoying it much more than I thought I would. It is extremely satisfying as I take the little pick and scrap the "earth" away from each stone until they are freed.  This week will be an extremely short post as I spent most of the week working as usual and watching one new show.  Again My Life Like the other Korean dramas on Viki, this follows a similar format of  >1 hour/ episode and with only two episodes broadcasted eve

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #398

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Anne: Another boring week with a lot of work went by. Although I did see a horrid sight this past Saturday as I was driving my MIL and my son to their hair cut appointments. If you have ever lived in South Texas, you probably have seen the massive amounts of Oak trees scattered around. And right now, it's pollen season. I'm used to seeing my car covered in a light dusting, or sometimes a heavy dusting, of yellow. However, driving down a street of oak trees, I noticed a strong wind stirring the trees. Next thing I saw, the entire air outside my car (thank goodness I always set the air to circulate inside) turned yellow. For anyone with allergies, this was the stuff of nightmares! Hoping everyone has had time to adjust to our collective disappointment of  Bridgerton  season 2. And now, let's talk about some of the shows I managed to squeeze in this week. Decreed by Fate I watched all 16 episodes of this incredibly silly drama. It is definitely not the best quality, the editin

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #397

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Anne: Ah...another week passes and this time I really did not watch a whole lot. This post will be a little different from the usual. I spent over 60 hours at work last week and didn't get much of a chance to watch anything but Netflix.  Does everyone know what show on Netflix that I am eluding to?  That's right...Season 2! Gasp! Now let's get right to this discussion. If you didn't know anything about the original story, this is actually a great story. The pressure of being in charge of the family and every member depending on your decisions and add that to the aristocratic legacy and you have a sense of what Anthony is going through. It is unclear in the drama how old he was when his father passed away and him having to take over a job that he wasn't prepared. And I do like this version of Kate, incredibly head strong and willful and knows what she wants.  However, if you, like many, remembered any little details of the original story, you might be pulling your ha