The Heirs: Coming out of the Closet at last (6)

Hosh hosh… I never knew that recapping can be a huge commitment and this series had me respect my sunbaes in kdrama recap even more: dramabeans, koala’s playground, you guys are the rockstar in my kdrama heart!!

4_1Here we are on the 6th installment of The Heirs recap series; a story of an illegitimate son of the biggest business group in South Korea who was abandoned in the U.S. He vowed to lay low and enjoy the large life that served on his plate, until he accidentally met a Korean girl who is looking for her sister. The encounter was so cute and intriguing, it leaves a deep impression that had him wondering whatever he missed out all this time and decide to rebel by going back home despite of his family opposition.

Once he’s home, he found out that things may not be according to his plan or wish. Because although he manages to find the girl that he has a crush on in a fairly near place – in his own home – she also happens to be the daughter of a mute housekeeper of that mansion; and THAT in kdramaland is a big no no. To make matter worse, big daddy decide to show him even further why they should not be together by enrolling the poor girl into the school for 1% Korean where the sons and daughters of the wealthiest family are enrolled and where poverty is an unforgivable sin. Her days are full of tension and fear of being caught as a daughter’s maid especially when the boy gave her a credentials as a new money. And the fact that the second baddest boy in the school has a special interest in her does not make her life easier, especially when that boy is an-exbestfriend-turn-to-nemesis to the other boy: our hero that said to be the baddest of them all and now chasing her all around, making it to be an unbearable love triangle to our heroine.

But what his dad never considers is that he never really know his son… in particular this son. So every strategy that the dad put front has always backfires. Now, instead of moving away from the poor girl, he loves her even more; and instead of making the girl quivers by the intimidating world, she loves him back and made them an official couple. Now, let’s see what will be bad daddy next move as he had it with the youngster that can not be tamed and start to unleashed the rage to the world and as Young Do said, this is the chapter where you can not watch it without shedding any tears. The ultimate rage of the chaebol Dad!

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My 2014 in Kdrama

2014 marked a milestone for my addiction to kdrama, the addiction has stepped on a whole new level – worsen if I may say. I did all the things that I have never thought or vowed not to do related to consuming this type of entertainment. So to commemorate this ‘important’ year, I would like to share my list of kdrama that I watch throughout the year, whether a new release or a classic, by that I mean previous year.

2014

But before that, let me tell you why I think that 2014 is a milestone and how my kdrama addiction got worse:

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Housewife’s Diary: Mushroom Sauce for Steak, my way!

Rumbai, 2 Januari 2014 eh 2015…

Happy New Year!!!

Waah, 2015 already? How time flies, ya? Hari pertama 2015, kami isi dengan makan bersama… bukan untuk merayakan tahun baru, tapi sekedar kumpul-kumpul dengan beberapa keluarga di komplek, yang tidak cukup beruntung untuk berlibur keluar dari hutan. Sebenernya hal ini sudah pernah kami lakukan ketika lebaran lalu; tapi kebetulan semua yang merasakan event itu dulu tidak ada di event kali ini kecuali kami. Hiks hiks… ketahuan banget jaga kandang melulu, ga pernah liburan disaat seluruh dunia berlibur.

Anyways, kami sekomplek sering makan-makan… tapi untuk gue, tipe makan-makan seperti ini paling istimewa karena dari dulu gue selalu pingin merasakan makan bersama ala italiano yang menggelar(?), meletakkan meja makan berjejer panjaaaaang di jalan lalu warganya menikmati makan di atas meja. Ya iyalah, masa dibawahnya… Jadi berasa mafia banget gitu. Untuk menambah ke’italia’annya maka menu yang dipilih adalah steak, hal ini menjustifikasi makan di atas meja, bukannya di tiker tanpa meja dan hanya menggunakan satu tangan untuk makan layaknya bancaan tradisional.

mafioso

Karena keluarga kami satu-satunya saksi atas event pertama yang cukup sukses, maka kami didapuk jadi project manager; maka saya kebagian tugas untuk meramu daging, membuat mashed potato dan memasak sausnya. Alhamdulillah, selain fakta bahwa dagingnya berakhir seperti sandal jepit yang lezat, tapi mashed potatoes dan mushroom saucenya sukses!!! Yay!! Maka, berikut saya share resep Creamy Mushroom Sauce untuk steak, kalau mashed potato nya bisa dilihat disini yaa…

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Professionalism vs Passion

Rumbai, December 3rd 2014

Sebuah pemikiran random menghampiri saya, dimulai dari beberapa minggu yang lalu ketika alam semesta seolah ingin mengatakan sesuatu pada saya tentang kata itu” Profesionalisme”. Sejujurnya, semua ini dimulai ketika beberapa orang di lingkaran saya mengeluarkan kata itu sebagai sebuah manuver untuk berkelit dari keluhan atau keraguan terhadap performa dan komitmen terhadap pekerjaan mereka. Saya mendengar kata itu digunakan dengan cara yang salah – menurut saya – berulang kali sehingga saya menjadi muak setiap ada orang yang berusaha meyakinkan saya bahwa mereka ‘profesional’. Okay, mungkin pernyataan itu terlalu keras… tapi ngerti lah ya maksud saya gimana?

Anyway, sebagai seseorang yang selalu meragukan dirinya sendiri… saya merelakan pendapat saya dan berpikir bahwa mungkin mereka yang benar. Tapi seperti yang tadi saya bilang, bulan bintang dan planet-planet seolah sejajar untuk mengatakan pada saya bahwa saya bisa saja benar, bahwa apa yang mereka maksud dengan profesional mungkin bukan arti yang sebenarnya, dan bahwa mereka telah menodai kata suci itu hanya untuk memperindah argumen mereka. Maka, sampailah kita di hari ini, mencari tahu lebih lanjut tentang kata itu… PROFESIONALISME dan bagaimana dia berhubungan dengan kata yang lain – favorit saya – Passion atau dalam bahasa Indonesianhya gairah / semangat. Terlalu serius kah? Ga papa ya, sekali-sekali…

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The Heirs: (Re-think) Coming Out of the Closet at Last (4)

Here we are… the fourth instalment of the kdrama that left me in denial. By this time, people reaction is either loving it or hating it… and as for me, I’m still eagerly waiting for more to come yet always end up somewhat unsatisfied… I feel empty and disappointed, because though every scene is at its best, but the essence (or lack of it) fails to deliver something to the heart, the one thing that kdrama is supposed to be good at.

4_1Now that we know how a single school (or entire country for that matter) can change a perfectly matched teenager into a tragic couple divided by fortune, a tough sassy girl into a spineless damsel in distress, a retired lazy ass bad boy (back) into a violent 18 year old; it’s time to be in business = the LOVE triangle. Cha Eun Sang and Kim Tan could’ve had a loving – bickering teenage love, if only they just stay away from Korea let alone the highschool for 0.1% of Koreans. What once a cute and normal rapport between two 18 year old, turn to a dramatic prince-maid relationship due to their fate and the perspective on rich boys dating his live-in maid; but when both of them go to the same school along with his fiancee, his archnemesis, his ex-girlfriend and hundreds of money-oriented children, it’s not an overstatement that they are being shown why it could never works for them.Things got worse when Kim Tan’s ex-bestfriend-now-archnemesis turns out liking the same girl he does.

Great! Not only that I could not date this chick, I have to compete too? With the dude that knows my biggest secret?? And I don’t even know if she likes me or not! Dang… maybe I should just go back to America. At least, Jay Loves me…

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