I have really come to like Japanese (and some Korean) dramas

Hey everyone. How are you all? Today I am going to be writing just a short post about my new found interest in watching Japanese dramas and Korean movies respectively.

I am a little curious of how many of you all are interested in Asian dramas and movies (Japanese, Korean, Thai etc.)? Only recently have I started getting a real interest in watching Japanese and Korean dramas. I have watched a few Japanese, Korean and Thai dramas and movies in the past but I am an all loving anime fan and I do not really strayed far away from it. However, nowadays I find myself watching and listening to more and more Asian entertainment, most of which is Japanese and Korean.

When I tell my friends and my new acquaintances that I generally watch or listen to things not related at all to American entertain, I usually get a strange and confused look. As if they are silently asking me with their eyes “Why would you ever be interested in anything but American entertainment, especially when you are an English speaker?” Have any of you Asian entertainment fans ever experienced this? But YES, I do enjoy Japanese and Korean entertainment and I cannot tell you the last time I really watched any American entertainment. All I can truly say is that Asian entertainment is just as enjoyable as American television. Maybe even more so than not. You just probably have to get use to their kind of humour.

Anyway, on Saturday I decided to watch a Japanese drama series, Nobunaga Concerto, which is an adaption from the Nobunaga Concerto anime and manga series. If you are a person who are somewhat acquainted with Japanese manga, anime or dramas, somewhere along the line you must have come across the name Nobunaga. He is quite the renowned character in Japanese history. He was a warlord of the Oda Clan when Japan was not unified as it is now. Japan was separated into several states and these states were ruled over by various clansmen. During those times it was called the Warring States Era. Nobunaga was the man who had the dream of ending wars by unifying Japan and he went through hell and back to make that dream a reality. Before it was practically stolen from under him (because he was betrayed and killed by his own retainer) before he could fully complete his dream.

The drama pretty accurately follows the historical events that occur during Nobunaga’s reign. However, the story is not 100% non-fiction. The story starts off with a male high school student, Subaru, who gets thrown back in time to the warring states regime. When he first time travels to this foreign land he meets his doppelganger who is the real Nobunaga fleeing from his duties and out of harms way. So they end up trading places. Anyway, to make a long story short, Subaru, who pretends to be Nobunaga in the real Nobunaga’s stead, has to find his way in this new world and learn how to lead this clan members into a better future where everyone can smiling happily and will no longer have to suffer from the countless raging wars. In my opinion, a lot of wars could have been prevented if people back then did not betraying each other left right and centre; and if some of the good rulers were not swayed by evil, heartless people who were only looking out for themselves and not the well being of the people.

I enjoyed the series a lot and found it quite comedic and emotional at the same time. I would definitely recommend this drama for those of you interested in watching Japanese dramas. If you have not done so already.

Anyway, I hope you liked this post and I will see you all next time. Take care.

Fun Facts about Angie’s Inspiration

Hello everyone. Today I wanted to do something a little different this Friday instead of writing my usual Writing Related posts. A few days ago on Instagram I was tagged and challenged by a blogger friend of mine, to share some fun facts about myself. So, I decided to just re-sharing it right here on my blog. Or if you want you can also just visit my angies_inspiration Instagram page to see the actual post and do not forget to give me a like and a follow! 🙂

Some Fun Facts:

#1. I had never been to an amusement park before until early this year when I went with a good friend of mine for New Years Day. Which you can imagine, I was like an adult child, lol.

#2. As a young child I never had any intention of becoming a writer. I wanted to be many things such as a nun, boxer, a baseball player, and a mechanic, but the idea of becoming a writer never came to mind.

#3. In primary school I got into a physical altercation with one of my teachers. I was quite sensitive back then when others offended me.

#4. I was very shy growing up. You would have never guessed that, huh? Lol.

#5. When I was in third grade I shaved off all of my eyebrows as a joke.

Is anyone else up for the Fun Facts challenge? Then please take the time to write your comments below. Take care.

Valley of Tears

Bon Dia, readers! It just occurred to me that I have been posting less and less of my own poems and writing on my blog, although that was my initial intentions when I first created my blog. Well these things happen sometimes…

Anyway, today I just wanted to try something slightly different than usual, as you will see if you click on the link below. Today’s Writing Related Friday’s post is a short poem I completed a couple of weeks ago. It started with me writing only one sentence of the poem some months back, but at the time I could not think of anything else to write to complete it. I just did not know what else to write during that time. I can imagine that sort of thing could happen to the best of us.

However, I finally managed to complete the rest of the poem about a month ago which made me really happy and I have been wanted to share it with you all for a while now. If you do not mind could you also like and please let me know what you think of it? I would be more than happy to read your comments in the comment section below. Take care and have a nice day, until my next post. 🙂

Valley of Tears

In this world, I am quite lonely,

But I wonder if you would even care?

As I wallow in my sadness,

And wallow in my despair,

I do not ask for your pity,

That I would not be able to bear,

I only ask of you to please, don’t let me drown

In this never-ending valley of tears.

By: Angie Ignacio

‘A Good Day’ by Kait Rokowski

Hello everyone… TGIF! How are you all this nice Saturday evening? I enjoyed it watching anime as per usual 😛

Anyway, I apologise for not posting yesterday so I’ll try to making up for it today. Today I am posting a poem I came across and found very interesting and heartfelt. The poem is called ‘A Good Day’ and was written by poet Kait Rokowski. She read this poem during a Button Poetry reading. Continue reading

Butterfly

Bon Nochi!! (Papiamento -> Good night) I hope you all are doing better than I am. I came down with the cold again and had a rough night where I could not sleep due to my pretty bad sore throat, coughing and throwing up in between little naps. (I think I may also be getting an allergic reaction to some peppers) Hopefully, I will have a better night today. Anyway, that is enough about me… Continue reading