Thursday, August 2, 2018

[from ddoboja - 7月] What I've Been Doing This Summer

Hello everyone!
I hope you are all doing well and staying coooool~
Is it also hot at where you're living right now?
This summer has been super HOT and very busy for me ㅠㅠ
As some of you might've noticed, I posted a LOT less these past two months and I missed posting the June edition of 'from ddoboja' ㅠㅠ

It was because I started my new job at my university and that took up almost all of my time...
I barely kept up with any dramas or variety shows except for 'Miss Hammurabi' and 'I Live Alone' and I think because of my crazy work schedule, I just wasn't motivated to update my blog ㅠㅠ
Soooo you're probably wondering what exactly I was doing this summer that kept me so busy from updating y'all!


 I was an Orientation Advisor at my university!
This picture was taken during our final orientation event ㅠㅠ
I met A LOT of new people this summer, whether it was incoming students and their guests, my coworkers, and the officials at my university, I definitely created a lot of new bonds with people who I would never expect to have talked to during school LOL
I also gained a lot of new skills, especially skills when it came to talking in front of a huge group!
But I got a really bad tan.... ㅠㅠ
Wear sunscreen!!


When I wasn't working, I was doing a lot of reading
The books I read this summer were a part of the 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before'-series.
I first learned about this series after watching the trailer for the Netflix film adaptation and I was really excited to read it!
The author is Korean-American and the main character is half-Korean.
Growing up, most of the YA/teen books I've read didn't have any Korean characters and it was really cool to discover this series because of how it incorporates Korean culture into the story.
The book is an easy read, light hearted, and pretty funny too.
I definitely recommend it!

What books have you been reading lately or what are some of your favorite books?

D R A M A S + F I L M S

This movie is just absolutely phenomenal...
The soundtrack, the editing, the acting... WOW!
If you appreciate good editing, I would definitely recommend this movie to you.
I never watched the trailer so I didn't know what this movie was about, I just knew that the name was a bit weird and the main actor is like a fan of BTS LOL
But definitely check this out!


'Miss Hammurabi' was literally the only drama I kept up with during the months of June and July LOL
That's why I wasn't doing any drama roundups because it's hard to keep up with 4 dramas at once ㅠㅠ
But damnnnn this drama really changed my views on Kim Myung Soo (L) as an actor.
I hope they make a second season ㅠㅠ
I wrote a more in-depth review about this drama, you can read it here - X



So I don't know why but I feel like I'm going through a rut these days when it comes to this blog...
I don't know what direction it's heading towards and I feel kind of lost when I'm writing posts.
I understand that I'm posting translated comments about dramas and variety shows but all my posts seem repetitive now even though I mix in my drama reviews and my off-topic [from ddoboja] posts in.
So sometimes I don't know what to post anymore because it's always drama roundups or variety show roundups.
Or maybe it's because it's a slow news day... I don't really know LOL 

Anyways, I just opened up my requests again so y'all can DM me requests through Twitter or email!
But please keep in mind that I'm only human so I don't translate things 24/7 and it's nice to be courteous 😂 and not just DM me with: "Here translate this" (I've had someone do this before LOL)

And if you have any tips or feedback, I would greatly appreciate it.
Once again, thank you always for reading my blog and for writing me supportive comments, they really mean a lot

Well then... this is the end for today! 
우리 또 보자~ 
(t/n: let's meet again~; uri ddoboja~)