korean: that winter the wind blows

Nature in Korean!

Do you know how to make sentences with the vocabulary in this lesson?

• 지금 - “now”

• ~이에요 - “It is”

지금 겨울이에요 - “It’s winter now.”

지금 이에요 - “It’s spring now.” 

가 와요 - “It’s raining.” 

바람이 불러요 - “It’s windy” / “The wind is blowing” 

무지개 봤어요 - “I saw a rainbow.” 

날씨 좋죠? - “The weather is nice, isn’t it?”

My Top 10 Favorite Korean Dramas of 2013

It’s the last day of the year, and we had a long journey of watching and spazzing about our favorite Korean dramas the whole year. Today, I am posting my TOP 10 FAVORITE KOREAN DRAMAS OF 2013. Remember, this list is only based on the dramas I featured on this blog. Dramas that I wasn’t able to watch (what a pity! there are a lot!) are not included.


10. Good Doctor

Such a touching drama. It portrays that any disability won’t stop a person to dream and fulfill it. The drama also tackled rare medical cases which most are about psychology. Joo Won’s acting is the best in this drama!

9. The Heirs

A star-studded drama it is. It’s like the Korean version of Gossip Girl. A drama about friendship, family, and society. There are a lot of cute characters such as the famous LEE BONA and YOON CHAN YOUNG couple, and the ever funny spotlight-taking JO MYUNGSOO.

8. Gu Family Book

What made me love this drama the most is the Romeo and Juliet-like story of Kang Chi’s real parents. That feeling when you want to see Choi Jin Hyuk and Lee Yeon Hee pair up in another drama again, and you even want to see them together in real life.

7. That Winter, The Wind Blows

Well, as expected from two veteran actors, of course, the drama is a definite must-watch. I won’t say more about it instead, you must watch it to know.

6. Monstar

I love music dramas! And I love teeny dramas as well! HAHA. Each character has its own story that touches viewers hearts. Junyeong was adorable, while Kang Haneul was very striking. Yeonsoo was so cute. But what I like the most are the songs sang in each episode. Those songs were revivals of old famous songs. My favorites are “Atlantis Princess” and “I Chose To Love You.”

5. You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin

This is the longest drama among all the dramas in the list, and this is the only family drama. IU got people’s love again in this drama. As you can see, most of my favorite dramas are about fulfilling dreams and this is one of it. It talks about the reality you have to endure while walking through the path of reaching your ultimate life wish like family support problems, rejections in auditions, anti-fans, prohibited love, getting the love from your co-workers, etc. This was such a tear-jerker!

4. Flower Boy Next Door

It is the third installment of the TvN Flower Boy Series. I discovered Yoon Shi Yoon again after being Kim Tak Gu in this series, and that is Enrique Geum. Quotes from each episode were remarkable. Every girl can relate to Park Shin Hye’s hopeless romantic character. And of course, who would not feel hoity-toity and laugh with the GARBAGE COUPLE!

3. School 2013

High school life where we experience love-hate relationships with friends, teachers, parents, grades, the society, and everything around us… these made this drama a memorable one. This drama also gave Lee Jong Suk, Kim Woo Bin, Kwak Jung wook and even Lee Ji Hoon names in the industry. A star-maker drama. This is also a comeback drama of Jang Na-ra. I love how this drama made me laugh, cry, smile, angry, and feel touched in every episode. A drama which I could relate much remembering the times when I used to be a student, when I used to teach, and when I used to make friends and be one with the society.

2. Reply 1994

This is supposed to be my top 1 if it only ended the way I wanted to be —- the way #TeamChilBong wants it to be. This drama broke a lot of fangirls hearts with it’s ending results. Watching this drama was a roller-coaster ride, making us confused on who will be Na Jeong’s husband. A lot of guesses were made. In my case, I made a lot of friends in tumblr and twitter spazzing about this drama (Hello my fellow Team Chil Bong mates!). Being the second installment of TvN’s Reply Series, it is truly a masterpiece. It brought us back not just in 1994, but the feeling of being in those years – from 1994 to present. The characters and situations are also very realistic that you can’t help but think about this drama the whole week. This drama gave Go Ah Ra an opportunity to reinvent her acting. Jung Woo and Yoo Yeon Seok were rediscovered and loved by a lot of fangirls, and the other characters were given a name in the industry as well. I love how Reply 1997 characters had their cameos in this drama.

1. The Master’s Sun

The most fictional among all the dramas in the list, but for me, the best of all. The plot was funny and shallow, but the acting was very convincing, that made us watch every episode with a smile. Gong Hyo Jin is really an actress that I envy. She never portrayed a character that I don’t like. And yes, So Ji Sup is a perfect leading man. I still can’t forget his hand gestures while saying, “Kojo!"  I love psychic dramas, and even though this is more done in a comical way, it is very interesting to watch. There was mystery, there was comedy, there was romance, and there was drama. I also love the cameos in each episode.

There are still a lot of upcoming dramas which started this year and will end next year. I look forward on spazzing more dramas with you my fellow Kdrama addicts. Thank you for this amazing dramatic year.

Thank you for spending one year with me (this is mykdramabin’s one year anniversary). More notes in 2014!



“Don’t lie to me. There’s no way you could’ve felt like living. Tae Gong Sil. You can’t ever feel like you can live without me. Without me… You’re supposed to feel like dying.”
— Joo Joong Won


“The first exception is the most critical mistake. Once you make the first exception, the second and the third times become easier.”
— Jo Gwan Woong


“The thing called curiosity is a scary thing.”
— Jo Min Hyuk


“To be hated by others, I had to hate them first. To not be stepped on, I had to step on them first”.-Joo da hae


“if you’re going to be dirty,make sure you are dirty all the way!”


“One day, I thought, ‘Why am I living?’ No matter how much I thought about it, there was no reason for me to live. ‘Why am I trying so hard to stay alive? Even if it ends, there wouldn’t be anyone to mourn me. Even if my life ends today, there’s nothing to lose.’” – Oh Soo


“How timid and frail is unrequited love? A place you entered of your own accord, but you’re trapped inside, unable to find an exit. He doesn’t know a thing, and could one day leave my line of sight, and the love ends passively. A love that does not bloom flowers, and thus cannot dream of bearing fruit. A love like a seed that is forgotten. That is unrequited love.”
— Dok mi


“all women exist so they could be praised”


"I’m not crying because I’m sad it’s because of the wind”


“Your dream is something you want to achieve, even if you are not good at it.”
— Park Shi On


“I honestly don’t have any confidence. everyone else is going forward, but I don’t have the confidence to follow behind them. new things,different things, I’am not brave,I get scared first.”— NA MI RAE THE HEIRS

“if a weak stands by the weak,then they will just be weak”


REPLY 1994

“Sometimes there are moments when I really feel like there is a God. Even if there isn’t, there are times I feel like there has to at least be a something like Fate to explain certain situations. This exquisite coincidence, this unbelievable timing, this ingenious reversal—it’s possible that my fate is playing a game with me.”-na jung

P.S: this is my first time doing a special year end quotes :D i hope you like it ♥♥♥

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#KimBum is sooo #cute in #ThatWinterTheWindBlows! Can’t wait to see his new look in #HiddenIdentity, premiering tmw on #DramaFever! #kdrama


Hong Kong Yes magazine Vol. 1214 Q & A translation

(I’ll skip the other parts, since they are not really “news” for us. Just introduction of DS.)

Q: How much alcohol can you drink before you get drunk?

A: About 3 glasses, for beer, I can drink a bit more. Actually I’m not that good in drinking, I just enjoy the time with friends chatting while drinking a bit.

Q: Which fashion brand do you like?

A: Jill Stuart, T.I For Men, System

Q: Which recent Korean drama do you like?

A: Dr. Stranger, haha, and then That Winter, the Wind Blows.

Q: When was your first love?

A: Second year of high school maybe, actually I can’t remember.

Q: What habit do you have?

A: I feel uncomfortable when someone is standing on my left hand side, I don’t know why.

Q: What sort of methods do you use to relieve stress?

A: Watching dramas. Watching movies in theatres makes me feel happiest. Watching TV drama is sometimes also ok.

Q: Are you seeing anyone?

A: No. I’m single.

Q: How would you describe your good friend Kim Woo Bin?

A: He is good in concentrating, he can cry when he wants to during shooting.

Q: What do you do when you are doing scenes where you need to cry?

A: I need to be alone to be able to cry, actually I seldom cry in real life, even if I am very unuhappy, I still don’t cry, so doing these scenes are quite difficult for me.

Q: What do you think you will be like after ten years?

A: Maybe owner of a cafe! haha! I hope after 10 years, my acting skills will be acknowledged and become an actor well recognised for my acting ability.

(Pics Cr: LJS-HK)

(Note: You actually like watching movies in the theatre more than watching TV at home???? Is this for real???)