Hello everyone, whether you are a regular reader or an occasional visitor or maybe even a new reader, I just wanted to wish you all a wonderful happy holidays AND a happy new year that is just around the corner. Really, I don’t want to think about how 2013 will be ending soon but we all know that the new year’s will come before we know it. The end of the year always forces me to reflect on my year. My blog has become more and more of a precious space to me. I feel that my blog is a space that I have made ‘mine’. And it is not only my space but also a space I get to share with other people.
^SYMBOLISM OF A PAPER AIRPLANE 😛
I know I say this a lot, but yes I always feel so grateful that I have gotten to talk to so many people from all around the world, all because of this space that we all share & our common interests (DRAMAS!! DRAMAS!! DRAMAS!! 😛 ). It still boggles my mind when I think about how I can talk to someone who is so far away and yet we can both connect over one simple thing. I think this year, I have become more aware of this than ever as I have come to enjoy talking with so many drama fans everyday. 🙂 I even got to venture out to write my very first personal post in which I told people more about myself. That was a big step for me, hehe. So really, I would like to give a big thank you to all of the readers and particularly those who comment on my posts, it really encourages me and makes my day when I get to see that my blogging is not in vain! 😀
Anyways in terms of progress I’ve made in my actual writing….well, unlike NeeNee@Asian Addicts Anonymous, I don’t think I’ve recapped tons of dramas this year. Actually I haven’t even tried to count to see how many dramas I’ve watched or dropped or reviewed. =_=” I will have to attempt that once I get started writing my end of the year reviews, hehe. My big accomplishment of the year though, is for sure completing my reviews for my longest ever & most favorite c-drama, The Legend of Zhen Huan. Just to put it into context, I started my reviews for this drama in 2012 and only finished it in the fall of 2013. So I’d say it is quite the feat, haha! Another thing I’m proud of is my new Heisui’s Thoughts series because I feel I am trying to diversify my posts more and think of more interesting topics to write about. It is fun to write about just drama-related/drama-blogging topics in general apart from the usual reviews! 😀
Also, I think a big thing to think about–for all drama watchers–is how your taste in dramas has changed over this past year. You may not think that your taste in dramas has changed at all (and..maybe it hasn’t, who knows) but whenever I look back on my year I can see how my preference in dramas has slightly shifted or what I am leaning towards more. I feel like I’ve increased my expectations of dramas more and more, as in after the amazing c-drama The Legend of Zhen Huan I now hold other period c-dramas to that standard. What has LZH done to me!?!??! As for jdramas, I am also gravitating towards those jdramas with a dark tone and a more serious view of life. It’s kinda hard to describe but I guess I like the jdramas where everything is not overdone or the characters are not cut out to be superhumans that everyone wants to be like, you know what I mean. I still like spazzy rom-com dramas too, but I feel like lately my mood has influenced my preference in dramas, thus my need for a more serious drama.
^Christmas time in Nobuta wo Produce!! Akira with reindeer antlers!!!
Jan @ Blogphilic
Jaq @ HKoreanDramaIsland