Yes you read that right!
I missss you guys! I’m not sure if anyone still comes here to check regularly anymore or if you are receiving notifications for this – but here’s an update of what happened behind the radio silence:
I was in a drama slump for about 7 months since September last year (think the last drama I finished was Hotel Del Luna). Work got a lot tougher and I think I was constantly feeling stressed out. Just not in a good place and suddenly dramas didn’t feel like an escape anymore. I focused mostly on work and building relationships with those around me, and mostly just surviving. Somewhere around end November, I decided to watch Friends (for the first time, yes you read that right!) and it was the best decision ever – each episode is light-hearted, and basically there isn’t really a significant plot to follow. I get why it’s such a classic now.
Friends helped me ease back into the dramaland a little and in January, I happened to check Twitter just when SF9 was having their comeback. Needless to say, I was very happy to hear that the boys got their First (and second…and third!) Win so I was back in the fandom for a while, which led me to the first K-drama of 2020 i.e Extraordinary You. I doubt I would ever write a review on it but long story short, yes I liked it very much! The premise of the story was something that truthfully, I’ve entertained myself and the cast was also a joy to watch. Rowoon definitely rocked the role of Haru hoho, and Dan Oh / Hye Yoon is an absolute cutie.
I stopped watching Friends though and travelled for a little before coming back to work. Ironically, guess what helped me over the slump? The pandemic. I started working from home and that helped me to gain time to focus on my hobbies. And suddenly in April, I was gaining momentum, fast and furious. I went back onto Twitter and I finished / am watching about 15 Kdramas since then (check my tags for the list I can remember offhand!). I am still going on strong and I’m not sure if I would ever write reviews on those that I’ve devoured but I am hoping that soon, I will also overcome my inertia for writing a full length post on dramas. This post is to update you guys, and also to ease me back into writing.
I hope you guys have been well and staying healthy. I am very privileged to be able to enjoy my time being cooped up at home; I know some of you are feeling scared / insecure / angry at the situation, depending on where you are in the world right now. But in any case, I hope dramas continue to bring you joy like it did for me.
Till the next time I write – which hopefully wouldn’t be long!