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5 dramas I am waiting for - Spring Edition

You might have noticed that I have been quiet or should I say completely gone over the past weeks. Unfortunately (aside from life giving me lemons) I have gotten into yet another dramas slump. Even Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, which started pretty well, wasn’t strong enough to keep me away from the slump. The good news is new dramas are coming and I am really hoping it will change everything, so here are 5 dramas I am waiting this spring.

Man to Man (JTBC) - April 21st

Okay, at this point it isn’t even a surprise for anyone that I am waiting for this drama. And in about two weeks my wait will be finally over! I am trying not to get too hyped cause it has not been working my way lately but damn Park Hae Jin is back on my small screen and the trailer looked awesome! Now I am hoping he will sign on Bad Guys season 2 planned for later this year.

Fighting for My Way (KBS 2) - May 8th

Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji Won, two of my favs, in the same drama? Add to that a story of best friends turned lovers and of course it took a spot on this list. 

Suspicious Partner (SBS) - May 10th

 Set in the prosecutors world (this year’s trend apparently) the drama is about an amnesic murderer who targets Ji Chang Wook and Nam Ji Hyun’s characters. Now, I don’t know how it will turn out but I am very excited to see Ji Chang Wook in something else than an action role.

The Best Hit (KBS 2) - May 2017

Following Yoon Shi Yoon and Kim Min Jae as a top idol and an aspiring singer respectively, this drama is said to take a similar approach on filming as The Producers. In between the drama and the documentary, The Best Hit will be directed by former 1N2D’s director Yoo Ho-Jin and actor Cha Tae Hyun. I was really weirded out by The Producers but for some reason this drama is very appealing to me.

Secret Forest (tvN) - June 2017

Bae Doo Na in a drama. I repeat. Bae Doo Na in a drama, after 7 years!! I just cannot not watch it. I love her. She is such an amazing actress. The drama will be following the current trend of crime, police, thriller as the story revolve around a prosecutor, played by Cho Seung Woo, and a police lieutenant who partner up in order to resolve a murder. However, the prosecutor is left emotionless after getting a brain surgery.

Like I said earlier I am trying not to get my hopes too high because this slump was pretty violent! Still, as an eternal optmistic I can’t help but think they will all be great. And you which drama are you waitng for?

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tfw you waited every episode for their game scene to air only to find out it doesn’t exist.

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Dreamingsnowflake’s 2014 year-end shout-out

I think 2014 in Asian Dramaland has ruined me for all the years to come with the manifold of fantastic shows. All of them have had the golden trifecta of writing, acting and directing plus the little extra which is what makes you so utterly addicted and maniacally fanatical. However, each has been unique and awesome on its own.

It’s been the year of epic love stories for the ages, soul-stirring emotions, unforgettable OTPs, magnificent noona-dongsaeng romances, sizzling chemistry, passionate lovemakings, mind-blowing and open-mouthed kisses, swoonworthy embraces, passionate confessions, and last but not least, it’s low on noble idiocy (thank you, drama gods, for that!). 

I’ve gained six I repeat SIX!!! deliciously perfect OTPs who have made it to my all-time favourite OTP list in this year alone, whereas usually it’s only 1-2. Though, Healer is there still with a question mark, but come on! This is the pairing of Song Jina (who made me insomniac for the first time in my life when I stayed up until 4am only to catch a first glimpse of my Faith OTP’s new stills) and the dreamy Ji Chang Wook (who made me singlehandedly with HJW watch a 50-episode! long sageuk which had gone completely makjang twice! and whom I’d found unattractive, into his devoted fangirl). Therefore I find it’s pretty safe to say Healer will deliver. There were other dramas I watched and liked like Bad Guys, Valid Love or Nobunaga Concerto but none made me as obsessed and squealing as YWCFTS, Secret Love Affair, High School King, Empress Ki, Sound of the Desert and Healer.

In conclusion, when I’m now looking back at the previous year I have to say that I’ve spend it squealing and fangirling from January 1 until December 31. Perhaps it’s symbolic that I’d begun the year fangirling over YWCFTS and finished it in the same fashion as well. I’ve received more messages, likes and reblogs than ever before and for that and for more I would like to thank everyone who’s been fangirling, squealing, swooning and fetching their smelling salts along with me. I LOVE YOU!

If you ask me for my expectations in 2015 in the vast Asian Drama Universe, I have to admit that it will be close to impossible to beat THIS! It’s difficult to beat perfection and 2014 has been as perfect as it could possibly get. Though, I have one wish or rather an admonition: Jdramaland, get your romance finally on track or rather get it back! Or else, I won’t be visiting you anytime soon in 2015! I’m already sick and tired of all the procedural dramas and boring leads you are overpopulated with.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYBODY!!!

調査兵団特別打ち上げ班~作戦名O・
Kamiya Hiroshi,Kaji Yuuki,Ishikawa Yui,Inoue Marina,Taniyama Kishou
調査兵団特別打ち上げ班~作戦名O・

MUST LISTEN TO/READ THIS!!

Guys,I just finished the Attack on Titan Gag drama CD and I MUST share something with you.I’m going to translate a little conversation between Eren and Levi.This is just a little part from it( I recommend it especially for Eren x Levi fans,lol) Sorry,my English is not perfect…. For those who understand Japanese,you can also listen to the audio file.

So,basically the whole story is about Jean,Eren,Mikasa and Armin organizing a celebration party to Levi.They’re cooking and preparing for Levi’s party all the night.The party has started,but Levi didn’t show up.Everyone thought that he forgot about the party,or didn’t even had the intetion of going to it,BUT he finally showed up.The conversation before Levi enters the room:

Eren:-It takes a lot of time to take a bath!Maybe heichou is taking a long bath!

Jean:-What!? Do you think he’s a little princess or something?!

*Levi is entering the room*

Levi: - Sorry for making you wait.

Jean:-Oh,we were waiting for you,heichou. *he gets all excited*- Please,come in,sorry for the small place.*touches Levi’s shoulder and trying to guide him over the place* -Hey,everyone!Prepare the black tea for heichou,immediately! *ordening everybody*

Levi: - Hey,horsface! Don’t touch me,it’s disgusting! (눈_눈)

Jean:-I am really sorry,heichou!

Levi: *ignoring Jean* -Hey,what’s up,Eren? I made an effort coming here and you don’t even want to greet me?!! Are you restrainig your shit,or something?

Eren: *nervous* -Mikasa,HIT ME! With your full strenght,HIT ME!NOW!

Mikasa: -But….

Eren: It’s an order! HIT ME!!!!

*Mikasa hits Eren and breaks his tooth*

*Eren feels the pain*

Eren: -It’s not a dream! IT’S NOT A DREAM!IT’S REAL!!

Mikasa:- I’m sorry Eren! Don’t talk until your tooth grows back!

Armin:It’s not dream,heichou it’s really here!!!

Levi:-AAh.  (눈‸눈)

Eren: *get’s really excited*- Heichou,thank you very much for coming today!Let’s celebrate until we die!


OTHER PART TRANSLATION HERE: http://acceleratoronewayroad.tumblr.com/post/117289367263/hey-i-translated-some-other-conversations-from

SNK Audio Drama Transcript: “Survey Corps’ Special Appreciation Party Squad - Operation: Hospitality”

調査兵団特別打ち上げ班~作戦名O・MO・TE・NA・SHI -

Survey Corps’ Special Appreciation Party Squad - Operation: Hospitality

[translation: yusenki | editing: thirstylevi​]

Scene: The 104th cadets are hosting the SC’s post-expedition appreciation party for the soliders, and Captain Levi is the guest of honor. Erwin convinces Levi to go.

Characters: Armin, Eren, Mikasa, Jean, Erwin, Levi, Sasha

Intro: Survey Corps is the organization of man-kind’s last hope and their specialty in eliminating titans made them the man-kind’s strongest military force.

Armin: [flipping page] So then we, the Survey Corps’ special appreciation party squad, took care of the preparation for the appreciation party held after the 84th expedition outside the wall. As of right now, the appreciation party after the expedition is just an empty shell; in the past many people attended this party, but due to cost cutting, we have reached the point where we can only serve water and raw potatoes, so the number of attendees are declining. After the cuts, the special appreciation party is continuously afraid that no guests will attend. But tonight, the appreciation party will be different. [flipping page] Tonight for the first time after 21 parties in the past, there will be a special guest. That guest of honor is the strongest soldier among mankind, Captain Levi!

Eren: Thank you, Foreman (supervisor) Armin, and all of you. You heard it, tonight there will be a big job for us, which is the special appreciation party, and just for this party we need to make it successful no matter what.

Jean: Tch, that’s obvious, we don’t need you to tell us such simple things.

Mikasa: Food Provision Head Jean, please listen to Chief Eren until he finishes.


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The famous Shiva Panchakshara Stotram praises Shiva and the power of the five sacred syllables, na-ma-shi-va-ya. The stotram is rendered here by Sounds of Isha.


Shiva Panchakshara Stotram


He who has the king of snakes as his garland and who has three eyes,
He whose body is smeared with sacred ashes and who is the great Lord,
He who is eternal, who is ever pure with the four directions as his clothes,
Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by the syllable “na”

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He who is worshipped with water from the Mandakini river and smeared with sandal paste,
He who is the lord of Nandi and of the ghosts and goblins, the great Lord,
He who is worshipped with Mandara and many other flowers,
Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by the syllable “ma”

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He who is auspicious and who is like the newly risen sun causing the lotus-face of Gauri to blossom,
He who is the destroyer of the sacrifice of Daksha,
He who has a blue throat and has a bull as his emblem,
Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by the syllable “shi”

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He who is worshipped by the best and most respected sages – Vasishtha, Agastya and Gautama, and also by the gods, and who is the crown of the universe,
He who has the moon, sun and fire as his three eyes,
Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by the syllable “va”

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He who is the embodiment of yagna (sacrifice, worship, offering" ) and who has matted locks,
He who has the trident in his hand and who is eternal,
He who is divine, who is the shining one and who has the four directions as his clothes,
Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by the syllable “ya”

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He who recites this Panchakshara near Shiva,
Will attain the abode of Shiva and enjoy bliss.



The great Shri Adi Sankaracharya (considered an incarnation of Shiva Himself) is the author of this stotra.

Shiva Panchakshara Mantra:

Aum namah shivaya shivaya namah aum
Aum namah shivaya shivaya namah aum

nagendraharaya trilochanaya
bhasmangaragaya mahesvaraya
nityaya suddhaya digambaraya
tasmai na karaya namah shivaya

mandakini salila chandana charchitaya
nandisvara pramathanatha mahesvaraya
mandara pushpa bahupushpa supujitaya
tasmai ma karaya namah shivaya

shivaya gauri vadanabja brnda
suryaya dakshadhvara nashakaya
sri nilakanthaya Vrshabhadhvajaya
tasmai shi karaya namah shivaya

vashistha kumbhodbhava gautamarya
munindra devarchita shekharaya
chandrarka vaishvanara lochanaya
tasmai va karaya namah shivaya

yagna svarupaya jatadharaya
pinaka hastaya sanatanaya
divyaya devaya digambaraya
tasmai ya karaya namah shivaya

panchaksharamidam punyam yah pathechchiva
sannidhau shivalokamavapnoti sivena saha modate

Meaning:

The famous Shiva Panchakshara Stotram praises Shiva and the power of the five sacred syllables, na-ma-shi-va-ya.

Sanskrit

नागेन्द्रहाराय त्रिलोचनाय
भस्माङ्गरागाय महेश्वराय ।
नित्याय शुद्धाय दिगम्बराय
तस्मै नकाराय नमः शिवाय

मन्दाकिनीसलिलचन्दनचर्चिताय
नन्दीश्वरप्रमथनाथमहेश्वराय ।
मन्दारपुष्पबहुपुष्पसुपूजिताय
तस्मै मकाराय नमः शिवाय

शिवाय गौरीवदनाब्जबृंदा
दक्षाध्वरनाशकाय ।
श्रीनीलकण्ठाय वृषध्वजाय
तस्मै शिकाराय नमः शिवाय

वशिष्ठकुम्भोद्भवगौतमार्यमूनीन्द्रदेवार्च¬ितशेखराय ।
चन्द्रार्कवैश्वानरलोचनाय
तस्मै वकाराय नमः शिवाय

यज्ञस्वरूपाय जटाधराय
पिनाकहस्ताय सनातनाय ।
दिव्याय देवाय दिगम्बराय
तस्मै यकाराय नमः शिवाय

पञ्चाक्षरमिदं पुण्यं यः पठेच्छिवसंनिधौ ।
शिवलोकमावाप्नोति शिवेन सह मोदते

Meaning

He who has the king of snakes as his garland and who has three eyes,
He whose body is smeared with sacred ashes and who is the great Lord,
He who is eternal, who is ever pure with the four directions as his clothes,
Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by the syllable “na”

He who is worshipped with water from the Mandakini river and smeared with sandal paste,
He who is the lord of Nandi and of the ghosts and goblins, the great Lord,
He who is worshipped with Mandara and many other flowers,
Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by the syllable “ma”

He who is auspicious and who is like the newly risen sun causing the lotus-face of Gauri to blossom,
He who is the destroyer of the sacrifice of Daksha,
He who has a blue throat and has a bull as his emblem,
Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by the syllable “shi”

He who is worshipped by the best and most respected sages – Vasishtha, Agastya and Gautama, and also by the gods, and who is the crown of the universe,
He who has the moon, sun and fire as his three eyes,
Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by the syllable “va”

He who is the embodiment of yagna (sacrifice) and who has matted locks,
He who has the trident in his hand and who is eternal,
He who is divine, who is the shining one and who has the four directions as his clothes,
Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by the syllable “ya”

He who recites this Panchakshara near Shiva,
Will attain the abode of Shiva and enjoy bliss.

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