It’s been a long time since I updated this blog. So let’s get a quick rundown of what’s been happening.
Early this month, I attended a branding workshop with fellow #romanceclass authors. It’s all about branding ourselves as authors, but the surprise twist was that it revealed a lot about ourselves, and how it affects what we write. A very interesting and rather emotional session.
We’re also doing writing sprints! Organized by Tara Frejas, this is an hour-long session where authors write non-stop for several minutes, then break, then start again, until the hour is over. Looking forward to getting a headway in one of the plots I have brewing.
And last April, we had #AprilFeelsDay. Live readings, book launches, book and merchandise sales, and lots of chikahan. Can’t wait for #FeelsFest2019!
Are you following me on Twitter? If you are, you might have noticed a lot of posts about Kpop. Haha. I’ve gotten into EXO, and with their upcoming concert here in Manila, I’m all in a tizzy (hoping to win a slot in the pre-selling of tickets!). There’s a lot of content these days about their concert in Korea, plus the various promotions of Baekhyun, Chanyeol, and Sehun for their individual and duo albums. Have you checked them out yet? You should!
I’ve also gotten to X1, the new group that was formed through the reality show Produce X 101. I’ve always been a fan of reality music shows (I was into American Idol and the Voice back then), and this is the first time I’ve watched a Korean one. I really enjoyed it, and it was really nice to see the young men in the show follow their dreams, and build friendships along the way. They were all talented and looked like really nice young men, it wasn’t hard to wish all of them would debut.
It didn’t hurt that the host was the very dreamy Lee Dong Wook, who was actually the real reason why I started the show. Even the trainees grew to love him so much, and look up at him as their big brother who supported and guided them throughout their journey. Watch this video, and if you can find the Produce X 101 Camp Pick video, you’ll see how he gamely goes along with the games.
This year I watched three Kdramas: What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim, Touch Your Heart, and Her Private Life. Really enjoyed all three of them as they’re fairly low key on typical conflicts of love triangles, warring families, and the like. The couples don’t really have issues between the two of them, and any problems they had, they tried to solve together. This was especially true for Her Private Life. I loved Jung Rok (Dong Wook’s character) in Touch Your Heart, but Ryan Gold (Kim Jae Wook) gives him a run for the money.
Any recommendations for fun, light-hearted Kdrama romcoms? Let me know!