What do you do on Wednesday 3:30 PM?

Last week I saw a really cute & fluffy Korean drama! It’s actually a web-drama, hence only consisted of 10 episodes — each lasted for around 30 minutes. The title was Wednesday 3:30 PM  ⌈수요일 오후3시30분⌋.

Unique & attention-grabbing title

Do you know why the drama is called Wednesday 3:30 PM? The lead female character, Eun woo, believes that a woman looks ugliest at this specific hour. because the stress of the week peaks during this particular time. At this particular time as well, Eun woo got dumped by her fiance. What a timing!

Teaming up with her childhood friend Jae-won, they initiated Wednesday 3:30 PM Project in which Jae-won would take Eun woo out on a date every week at that particular time and posted her smiling face on Instagram to make her ex-fiance jealous.

Happiness is cheap

At least, that’s what I learn from this drama! You don’t need to be eating at a fancy restaurant or going to expensive places in order to make yourself happy. No! Jae won simple ideas of making Eun woo smile prettily were just pure mind-opening, such as:

  • Inviting her to a flower garden & giving her balloons
  • Taking her to a cafe to have delicious sweet deserts
  • Strolling at the park while watching the beautiful petals of sakura trees.
  • Many more!

Moreover, the chemistry between these two actors were very impressive. Each of their interactions just came across naturally and emphasized the fact that they had known each other since childhood even more. It wasn’t long until I found myself shipping them SO hard!

수요일 오후3시30분 (Wednesday 3:30 PM)  © SBS Plus

Gimme all the fluff!

I had seen the pattern before so the plot was a bit predictable for me. However, I still enjoyed watching this drama, mainly because the fluff gave me life. Overall, I really liked the ending of the story! Though I kinda wish both lead characters (Eun woo & Jae won) were honest with each other in the first place! That would have saved this series from the drama at the last few episodes.


That’s it peeps! This drama was truly what I needed. It has been very exhausting recently and honestly, I felt relaxed and happy because I did something for pleasure for the first time in months💕

 

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

P.S. I Like You
Author: Kasie West
Publication: July 26th 2016 by Point
Genre: YA Contemporary
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Signed, sealed, delivered…

While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!

Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…

Such a cute book! As expected from our queen of contemporary, Kasie West. Her books have always been the ones I turn to every time I need a break from busy life or heavy reads. And P.S. I Like You provided me with such entertainment — I couldn’t stop reading.

Lily is your typical awkward girl who had difficulties talking to boys and isn’t very popular at school to begin with. Sounds like your typical contemporary, no? But the amazing thing about Kasie West is despite the common tropes she uses in her stories, her writing seems to make everything work like magic. Lily has a big family, one whose portrayal just screams warmth and if I had to quote from the book, “like how real families supposed to be”. I love reading her dynamic with each family members. How Ashley is not the typical annoying big sister — yes, there are moments where she can’t help but to tease Lily, but she’s very supportive in her own way. Wyatt and Jonah are two adorable Things. Reading about the interaction of Lily’s family just put a warm feeling inside my chest.

In addition, I also loved Lily’s relationship with her best friend Isabel. Even though there was unnecessary drama in the middle of the book, I was glad that the misunderstandings were sorted out quickly. But I guess that’s just how friends are like? We have ups and downs, sometimes small disagreements and sometimes big fights. But in the end, best friends just find their way to each other again, right?

“Someone else knows who they are.”
“Well, I would hope for the band’s sake that you’re not their only fan.”

I had no complaint about the romance — there’s nothing insta-love about it. I enjoyed reading how Lily’s relationship with the love interest play out. Though the plot was a bit predictable (or perhaps have I read too many books? I have my experience I guess haha) but that didn’t diminish my enjoyment for the book. The only thing that prevented me from rating this book higher was the fact that I found this book to be a little to tame for my taste. It could have explored so much more, mainly about Lily’s character development. But perhaps I set my standards too high and this book only gave me half of its potential.

Kasie West proves that she has got what it needs to write awesome contemporaries. I mean, cakes are common, but she always seems to know the right recipe to a delicious icing. Filled with humor and sarcastic banters, P.S. I Like You was definitely a quick read that leaves people wanting more.

 

Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter
(The Lunar Chronicles #4)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publication: November 10th 2015 by Feiwel & Friends
Genre: YA Science Fiction
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Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mark her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer’s national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series.

Continue reading Winter by Marissa Meyer

Bye, June 2017 // Introducing Monthly Recap!

I decided to bring back my old recap feature! I stopped doing it years ago. Pretty sure I used to call it “Status Update” and it was more of a weekly feature than monthly. But I’ve been meaning to revive this feature so that it will be easier to update personal stuff in my life to you. In a more organized fashion LOL. Continue reading Bye, June 2017 // Introducing Monthly Recap!

When authors keep writing series in the same universe

I’m 100% sure that every one of us has a favorite series. One which you have spent hours fangirling over the characters or the plot, one which occupied your mind and left echoes behind even long after you’ve finished it. Perhaps the series was set in a fictional universe with world-building so epic you couldn’t stop being in awe.

Your favorite series has ended — or so you thought. Then the author decides to write a spin-off for your favorite series. How would you feel about that? 

Well, honestly spin-off series will garner a few different reactions from me: Continue reading When authors keep writing series in the same universe