Monday, December 21, 2009

Anime: Lovely Complex

Hey Everyone,

I'm back with another Anime review. I've just finished watching Lovely Complex.

Summary from
Risa Koizumi, taller than the average girl, and Atsushi Ootani, shorter than the average guy - their constant bickering and comical love-hate relationship is well-known throughout the school. They act similarly and love the same music, and their friendship is full of laughing, shouting at each other, and of course, lots of jokes about one another's height. But when Risa notices her feelings for Ootani growing, she's worried. She doesn't know if he can ever see her as more than a friend. With her friends rooting for her, she struggles to make him see how she feels about him, and that a romantic relationship between a tall girl and a short guy can work. Oblivious Ootani doesn't make things easy for her, but she stubbornly perseveres in her own unconventional way, determined for her feelings to get through to him, and finally be returned. If only she could do it without driving herself and everyone else crazy in the process...

Review: This a funny 24 ep long romantic comedy! And when I say funny, I reallly mean ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS!!!! Risa and Otani are one of the MOST INTERESTING couples I've ever seen. But their feelings are real and very endearing. Their relationship is so sweet. You can't help but fall in love with them yourself and their group of friends who all have their own personalities and problems. This a cute anime that has it all! Most definetely give it a try.

There's also a live movie, which is also very good by the same title. Give that a shot too, while you're at it! Teppei plays Otani in the live movie...He's SOOO ADORABLE!!!! Look!

Looney Express awards Lovely Complex a 4.7/5!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Level 26: Dark Origins by Anthony Zuiker

Hiya World,

It's been a while, but I haven't died yet!
Today's a book review. Before I even start, let me just get it out there:


Alright now that's out of the way, here's the blurb:

Unlock a new level of fear.

It is well known among law enforcement personnel that murderers can be categorized on a scale of twenty-five levels of evil, from the naive opportunists starting out at Level 1 to the organized, premeditated torture-murderers who inhabit Level 25.
What almost no one knows - except for the elite unnamed investigations group assigned to hunt down the world's most dangerous killers, a group of men and women accounted for in no official ledger, headed by the brilliant but reluctant operative Steve Dark - is that a new category of killer is in the process of being defined.
Only one man belongs to this group. His targets: Anyone. His methods: Unlimited. His alias: Sqweegel. His classification: Level 26

Alright, reading this book is like nothing else that you're ever read. It is an experience. You don't simply read this novel, you live it! You fear for the victims, an you're scary shitless by the killer. Every 20 pages or so of the novel, provides with a code that you put in at This unlocks a video clip that enhances the reading experience. The clips enable you to witness the characters fears, and the monster's thought process!

Sweegel is the CREEPIEST, STRANGEST criminal I've ever seen! He's unlike anything you've ever seen before and that' combined with Zuiker's writing style makes this novel extremely captivating. I read all 400 pages in ONE NIGHT! There was no way I could put down the book until I knew whether or not a certain someone lives, or if Sweegal is caught and how! But this book is only the first book in a series, so there's  an INSANE cliff-hanger at the end! I don't know how I'm going to wait for book 2! I CAN NOT WAIT!!!

By the way, Did I mention that Level 26 is a MUST READ!!!! I did? Well, it's worth mentioning over and over. IT'S A MUST READ!!!!!

Looney Express awards Anthony Zuiker's Level 26: Dark Origins a rare 5/5!!!! YAY? Most Definitely YAY!!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

College Life Update

Hello Everyone,

It's me, again. Sigh.... I'm TOTALLY stressing out!!! College is such a pain!!!

Why the heck is finals week, only 2-3 weeks after Turkey Day?! The higher-ups MUST know that they is NO WAY, one can study with a turkey leg in one hand and a spoonful of mashed potatoes in the other!!!! HAHA!!!

Seriously!! So, I crapped this WHOLE weekend, doing absolutely NOTHING, but EAT, SLEEP & BATHROOM!!!! lol Then I go back to school Monday morning and I'm finishing a paper on the train ride there! IS THAT ANYWAY FOR AN HONOR STUDENT TO BEHAVE??!! HAHAHA

But I'll get over it. I always manage to get everything done in a satisfactory manner. I'VE YET TO BE COMPLETELY SCREWED BY MY PROCRASTINATING WAYS...SO I won't be changing my work habits!!! HAHAHA

Alright, I'm reallly tired...You try staying up until 4 AM everyday for 4 days, you'll be in a coma also!

Til Next time, FOLKS!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Nodame Cantabile (J-drama) Review

Hey folks,
Today I'm reviewing a japanese drama called Nodame Cantabile. I haven't watched a J-drama in  awhile, but this was just the one to get me back on track.

This drama is a wacky, weird series full of hilarity. It's about Shinichi Chiaki who is a piano student in a Music Academy in Japan, but his dream is to go to Europe and become a conductor. However, with a fear of planes and boats, his dreams seem impossible (I mean he can't walk to Europe, right? lol) But he meets eccentric and one-of-a-kind Noda Megumi (aka Nodame) who is also a piano student, but she spends most of her time stealing her best friends' lunch boxes. Anyway, Nodame falls in love with him and helps him conquer his fears.

This drama is absolutely hilarious. Yes, alot of it exaggerasted. Like when he smacks her, she flies 10 feet, but I still found it funny as hell. It is a really heartwarming series that increases your appreciation for classical music and hard work. And Chiaki and Nodame are such a strange couple!!! This is unlike any drama you've ever seen!

Give it a try! Looney Express Awards Nodame Cantabile a 4.5/5! YAY!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Bollywood)

Hey Peps,

It's time for another review, but today I'll be sharing something different. I've got tons of bangali friends...okay, maybe only 3, and they're crazy people. Anyway, one of them forced me to watch a hindi movie.

AND I LOVED IT!!! haha

In Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, or otherwise called "Something Happens", Anjali and Rahul are best friends in college. One day, a girl named Tina transfers into their school from London and Rahul falls in love. However, Anjali also realizes her love for Rahul at the same time that she realizes that Rahul and Tina love each other. Unable to continue to be just friends with Rahul, she leaves without a trance, vowing to forget her heartbreak. Rahul and Tina get married and Tina dies shortly after giving birth to her daughter, who she names Anjali. Before her death, Tina had written 8 letters for her daughter, to be given to her one per year. The 8th letter told their love story from college. In that letter, Tina asks her daughter to reunite Rahul and Anjaji, so that they can both be able to be happy, because she knows that they were always meant to be. And little Anjali sets her plan into motion. In the end, her papa gets the love of his life, she gets a great mom and granny gets a mother-in-law to talk about at her get togethers with friends. The end!

This was such a sweet love story and was actually very funny, though it also had me crying like hell! Seriously! Certain parts were just too much for me to handle and I'll start blubbering! ESPECIALLY THE END!!! OMG!!! The only aspect I didn't like very much is the length of the musical parts of the movie. I understand that its a huge part of what makes Bollywood..well, Bollywood and that they helped the story along, but the longness of it and the repetitiveness made me fast forward through most of it.

Looney Express awards its first Bollywood movie a 4/5!! Hip Hip Hooray!!!! You can watch it on youtube!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Skip Beat! Season 1

OMG! I can't believe I forgot to write about this!

A few days ago I finally finished an anime I've started watching months ago. It's 25 eps longs and called Skip Beat. Anyone into anime would have most definitely heard about it. If there had to be one anime chosen to be the "Shojo Anime of 2009"... IT WOULD HAVE TO BE SKIP BEAT!!!! No other possible way!

Skip Beat follows the joys and woes of Kyoko Mogami. She use to be a very innocent girl who was extremely loyal to her childhood friend and love Sho Fuwa and she was happy living her life just doing his chores and cooking for him if it would help him achieve his dreams of becoming a star. She believed that she was as important to him as he was to her. WRONG!!!!! One day she overhears him telling another girl that she is only a maid to him, nothing special. That day, a new Kyoko is born. The one who is confident, tough as nails and going to become an actress and get revenge on Sho by becoming an even bigger star than him. Along the way, she makes her first best friend and finds a possible love interest. How will our heroine end up? Watch the anime and wait for the second season..or read the manga! *grin*

My Review: This anime is perfect if you want loads of laughs. Kyoko is such an interesting character. I've never seen anyone else like her. She sweet, and very hardworking, but also secretly has quite a temper. She never expresses her anger outwardly. She keeps it all in her mind where she hosts a gang of evil spirits whose aura can sometimes be felt by the object of her rage. hahaha This series is filled with endless hilarity and the plot is quite interesting. You see Kyoko has she auditions for parts and improves as an actor. Give it a try! I guarantee that you'll bust a bust while laughing!

Looney Express awards Skip Beat! a 4/5! YAY!

Photoshop Project 2

Hey guys,
Thought I'll share my second photoshop project. This one was reallly cool! I totally had fun doing this! Check it out:

Isn't it cool?! GAWD! I'm so proud of it. In case you are wondering..yes it is me  as the bad-ass sorceress! hahaha Anyway, nothing much to say about this, except that I did get an "A" on it!

Til later Peps,
Looney Out!

College Fun!!

Hello World, a great flipping day! Anyone know, of Jeff Dunham's puppets...? well, whatever! Here's a few links to some of Jeff Dunham's stuff, watch it and prepare to laugh your bum off.  He is sooo freaking funny! Seriously, you're gonna bust a gut laughing!
Dunham and Peanut Pt. 1
Dunham and Peanut Pt. 2 (Jose Jalapeno comes in at end)
Dunham, Peanut and Jose
Dunham and Achmed Pt. 1
Dunham and Achmed Pt. 2
OH MY GAWD!!! I'm DYING FROM LAUGHTER!!!! I HAD TO REWATCH AS I POSTED LINKS!!!! Please do look up more of Jeff Dunham's Vids such as: Walther, Sweet Daddy D, Melvin.

I am sooo unbelievably, absolutely happy right now. My its first follower! I love you, Zara. HUGS AND KISSES FOR AS LONG AS YOU LIVE!!!!
Okay, now that that's done...back to business. Totally going to share some verrry interesting photos and the equally interesting stories behind them. As you all know I'm a freshman at Pace University and I'm having massive naughty fun...Take a look!

Hahaha! For those of you who haven't met him on facebook, this is Peter...Peter the Pumpkin. HAHAHAH!!!! Yes, people this is my naughty fun. Last Wednesday, the nature club had a paint-a-pumpkin event. And those of you who know me, I love kiddie things! So there was no way I wasn't painting a pumpkin. seems I got just a little bit carried away! But it was a blast nonetheless!


Hehehe....Peter-the-Pumpkin makes another grand entrance with a sexy friend. Everyone, meet Lady Duck. My friend, Kim who was humoring me (She was all..You wanna paint a pumpkin, don't you? Sigh... lol) made this one. Isn't it nearly as lovely as Peter? Great fun, guys!


...It's my super-duper-amazing-tuma-cookie!!!! lolz...There was also cookie decorating offered by our school's food service. Thanks Lackman! Oh man..this cookie could easily be the best cookie I have ever eaten! It was simply amazingly, decadent! But it made me a bit ill later that night since it was so sickeningly sweet (AH! AWESOME ALLITERATION! ... I DID IT AGAIN! I'm simply amazing!), but it was totally worth the excrutiating nausea.

Well, no more for now folks. I'll do more exciting fun college stuff and keep updating!!!
Til Morrow..Parting is such sweet sorrow!

Looney OUT!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

My name is Kim Sam Soon

Hello World,

Today is a drama review. I just finished watching 16 ep long "My name is Kim Sam Soon".

Here's the synonsis from
Kim Sam Soon (Kim Sun Ah) is a baker who has a talent in making pastries and cakes. On Christmas Eve, she caught her boyfriend, Min Hyun Woo (Lee Kyu Han), cheating on her and breaks up on the same night. On that same night, she accidentally went into the men's restroom and met Hyun Jin Hun (Hyun Bin), a somewhat callous fellow but sometimes considerate guy. By sheer coincidence, Jin Hun needs a baker for his restaurant Bon Appetit and Sam Soon is unemployed. Sam Soon is hired as the restaurant's chief baker and the two fights like cat and dog. Nevertheless, they started to have feeling for each other and Sam Soon agreed to post as Jin Hun's girlfriend so his mother would leave him alone. Things got complicated when Jin Hun's ex-girlfriend Yoo Hee Jin came back from the States intending to win him back.

I absolutely adored this drama. Kim Sam Soon is such an interesting woman. And she's so different from most of the heroins in the dramas. The main difference in this drama, is the fact the guy is dating a woman who is older than him. This is the first time I've seen this type of situation in a drama. This is a really great drama because of the fact that it felt a bit more realistic than other dramas. It was alot of fun and an emotional whirlwind. You sighed, cried, laughed, screamed and then did it all again! It's one of the best. Give it a try folks.

Looney Express gives this drama a 4/5! Lucky Lucky Sam Soon!

Friday, September 25, 2009

My Girl, Mean Girl Ah Chu & Alice Academy

...Getting sick of me? Three in one day!
This one's gonna be quick. Just thought I'd quickly review two dramas and an anime I'd just recently finished.

The first is a korean drama, My Girl.

Synopsis (
Ju Yoo-rin (Lee Da Hae) is an imposter proficient in English, Chinese, and Japanese. Seol Gong Chan (Lee Dong Wook) is the second generation heir of a big corporation. Because of his grandfather’s illness, he’s forced to ask Yoo-rin to be his long-lost cousin so that his grandfather’s last wish can be fullfilled. So therefore, they both are bound in a lie that no-one in the family knows the truth. Kim Sae-hyun (Park Si Yeon) grew up in a rich family and dreams to become a tennis star with the nickname “Sharapova of Korea”. Her charm and intelligence attract many men. She and Yoo-rin have cutthroat competitions. Seo Jeong-woo (Lee Joon Ki) will fall also for Yoo-rin and finally learn to love that special someone.

My Review: This was a pretty good drama, overall. Usually when you encounter Romantic dramas like this, you end up finding yourself annoyed with the main character. The girl chases the guys saying how much she cares about him, all the while sobbing her heart out. I could never stand a girl who cries ALL the time. But YooRin in My Girl was completely different. She was more realistic and absolutely hilarious! Even though she cries, you understand her pain when she does, it's completely justified. This drama is the epitome of Romantic Comedy. It had a good dose of both aspects. The love and the development of their relationship was there within an amazing plot and absolutely endearing, but the comedy wasn't completely lost as it is in most romantic comedies. My only issue is that it moved a bit slow and I totally hated the main dude's ex-girl!!! Jeez, she was such a pain.
Looney Express awards My Girl with a4.2/5.

The next drama is Mean Girl Ah Chu:

Ah Chu is a mean girl. Well, she looks that way. But, under her tough exterior, she is a kind-hearted and charitable modern day female chevalier. One day, this girl encounters a gentle and honest man named Ling Ping Zhi. But he's never been away from his mother and is very naive. Therefore, Ah Chu displays her chivalry and saves the bachelor in distress. Later when he enters the showbiz, she helps him manoeuvre the dangers of show biz.

My Review: This drama was....hmm...I have mixed feelings about this one. For one, it took me forever to finish, not because it was bad per say, but it wasn't good enough to compel me to watch either. And towards the end of the series, the main characters, especially Ah Chu began to really annoy me. I personally hate it when a couple clearly likes each other and one of them takes it upon themselves to do what they think is "right" for the other by breaking up! COMMUNICATION IS KEY, people!!! really got me aggravated!

Looney Express gives Mean Girl Ah chu a 3/5.

And finally, Alice Academy.

Mikan and Hotaru,who are best friends, grow up in a small town in the remote countryside. Suddenly, Hotaru moves to a school for geniuses in Tokyo. Mikan misses Hotaru so badly that she decides to travel to Tokyo herself to find Hotaru. She finds Hotaru in a school called “Alice Academy,” and discovers that the school is actually for people with special powers called "Alices". Then, Narumi-sensei, a teacher at the school finds out that Mikan also happens to have an alice and he lets Mikan into the academy

In the academy, Mikan meets a mysterious kid named Natsume, who has the Fire alice and the most popular boy in the elementary division. In the beginning, Mikan hates him but she gradually starts liking him. Soon Natsume begins to care for Mikan and finally admits that he will do anything to protect her.

Mikan gradually meets some new friends like Yuu Tobita, the class president, and Ruka Nogi, a close friend to Natsume, and Sumire Shouda, the self-declared president to Natsume and Ruka's fan club.

 My Review: Ok.... I was really surprised that I LIKED THIS SO MUCH!!! Usually anime where little kids are the main characters annoys the crap out of me, but Alice Academy was just soo damn funny and entertaining. The characters, especially Mikan were so outrageous and one-of-a-kind that I couldn't help, but begin to like them. This is a pretty good anime, that has some substance, like it's not all just about hilarity, there's actually a real plot, though it's not developed until the very end. Overall, it was entertaining enough that I watched all 26 eps in two days! Keep this one someplace safe until you find yourself down in the dumps or really bored!
Looney Express gives it a 4/5.
Until next time, World! Don't miss me too much! HUGS X KISSES!

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Hey World,
It's me, again! Whoo..two posts in one day! GO ME!

Anyway...I just finished watching Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. And... IT WAS A TOTAL BUST!!!GOD!!! ONE OF THE LAMEST MOVIE I'VE EVER SEEN!

The Plot was lame, a barber gets falsely accused by a judge who wants his pretty wife, and so he gets sentence to life in Australia. He comes back 15 years later wanting revenge and learns that his wife killed herself after she was raped by the judge and that the judge still has his daughter. Then he goes nuts, killing everyone in sight when they come in to get a shave. He finally kills the judge and his wife by mistake because his partner in crime lied to him about his wife and she was actually the crazy old hobo lady. And he kills her too, before he gets killed by the little boy who they took in when Sweeney killed his master! What the hell?! Yea..I know!

And the ABSOLUTE worst part, is that if I'm gonna watch a movie where people's necks are being sliced..I don't want no lame, fake effects. Blood does not spray or gush like a flippin waterfall!!!

Man! This movie gets a 1.5/5 from Looney Express Reviews. And it only gets that much because Johnny Depp was in it!

Edward Scissorhands

Hello folks,

It's review time...a movie this time! Yay? Definetely, YAY!
So, I'm sort of in a Tim Burton movie binge these days. I've put it into my head to watch all of movies. I've already watched Nightmare before Christmas and Corpse Bride, but yesterday I got around to watching Edward Scissorhands.

The movie is about a gentle young man found alone in a big dark castle atop a hill that overlooks a small suburban town. The young man - Edward was artifically created by a scientist, however said scientist dies before he could finish Edward, leaving him with scissors for hands. So when Edward is found by the town's local Avon representative, he's brought to live with them and he soon falls in love with the woman's daughter.

Well, there's more to the story, but I don't really want to give up Spoilers, but guys...Edward is played by JOHNNNY DEPP!!! :D Want to watch it now? Seriously, this is a really endearing movie, if a bit stupid. Like seriously, why did the scientist wait so long to create his hands?!

Til next time,
faithfully yours,
Looney Express!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Photoshop Project

Hey NYC & the World!

Just to let you know, I'm taking digital design this semester and we're learning to use Adobe Photoshop. Thought I'll share my first project. It's pretty, but ... *shrugs*

Til next time!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Photography 2

Here are a few more photos that I've taken and want to share!

Took this at..... I don't quite remember now exactly where, but I do know I was on my way to the ferry to statue of liberty. Armed soldiers!

COOL ASS BUILDING!!!!! I just had to take a picture!

City Skyline on a pretty day! Cloud are all cotton-candy like..makes you want to eat em!

OH MAN!!!!! What the hell is cooler than a friggin PINK LIMO????!!!!! NOTHING THAT'S WHAT!!!!

OKay! This was the FUNNIEST thing I'd seen that day. I had gone biking with friends all over the city, not sure exactly where we saw this, but some idiot had use black tape to cover all fingers, except middle one on the DONT WALK sign!!!! It was hilarious!

Well, that's all for now guys! I'll put up more stuff later...maybe...if I feel like it! :D

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Hey World,

It's me again. Today, I thought I'll share something different. You guys don't know this yet, but I absolutely love taking pictures. I almost never go anyway without my digital camera. I mean you know what beautiful things you may encounter that must be recorded. Here's a few pictures I've taken in the past few months. Tell me what you think.

I call this "Castle in the Woods"...This is City College, taken from another building. I can't really describe..but It's pretty, nonetheless!

The previous two pictures are apart of my "Shadowy Trees" series. Despite the beautiful blue sky, don't the trees themselves look sinister?! You gotta love it!

Just trees..Green, full of life!

This was taken on the 7th train as I was passing by the graffeti...I had to take a picture...It was beautiful in a totally vandalizing sort of way! :)

The previous three pictures are a few faves. I have a thing for trees and flowers. I just love trees, especially in the fall and flowers in the spring, when they're just blooming.

Thanks for looking, I'll share more photos soon!
Adios, amigos!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

First Post as a College Girl! =D

Hey Guys,

What's shaking? It's been a while. I know, I know! I'm sorry..but I've been dealing with the crap load of stuff.

So, yours truly, is now officially a college girl. Even bought a sweatshirt. Doesn't it seem like the only college kids wear are jeans/shorts and their school hoodie? It's almost like a sacred rule. HAHA

Anyway, I'm going to spend the next 4-5 years of my life at Pace University-Pleasantville campus. It's truly beautiful. Here are pics for you visual creatures:

Til later!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

So I'm not Handsome (Taiwanese Drama Review)

Hello world,

It's been a while I know. I've been busy with school and life in general. Being a 17 year old is alot tougher than it should be!

Today I'm reviewing So I'm not Handsome, a 13 episode Taiwanese drama translated by DOREMI. The story revolves around a goofy trio of friends and their respective love lives. These three are seriously the NUTTIEST guys I've ever seen in theatre. This drama was the funniest I've ever watched. The comedy was clearly emphasized in this romantic comedy. IT IS A MUST WATCH!! Definetely being added to my faves list.

So I'm not Handsome receives a 5/5 from Looney Express Reviews!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mother's Nature's Capture by Me

I peek with the view finder,
Excited of what could be seen.
In my little square of sight,
I see all I intend to see.

Freshly grown grass, greener and brighter
Than any I’ve ever perceived.
Tree trunks thick and brown,
with life within its leaves.

Little red birds gliding beneath,
a vivid blue sky, the clash of color startling.
A rabbit peeps from its borrow,
Wary of hidden prey.

With my lens I zoom in 20X,
And behold the life closer to the ground.
Millions of ants, in search of food
For their all-mighty queen.

My camera clicks and clicks,
As I capture nature’s beauty for myself.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Total Strees-Out Mode

Hey world,

I haven't been able to update my blog lately because I've been soo busy and stressed with school, home, and college plans. I'm trying to maintain a 90+ GPA with a full schedule including two AP classes. I'm also on the girl's varsity lacrosse team, which is tiring, but very fun! I'm also stressed trying to decide where I'm going to spend the next four years. I haven't had the time to read any books or manga, watch anime, or drama..anything! I'm currently "watching" a bunch of anime and dramas. Here's the list. Look forward to reviews if I ever get to finishing them.^_^

* I've started watching since FOREVER ago...hehe ^_^

Saiyuki Reload
Ginban Kaleidoscope
Great Teacher Onizuka*
Tales of Abyss
Hajime no Ippo
Marmalade Boy*
Skip Beat
Hunter X Hunter

* Really enjoying, so may finish faster than others ^_^

Boys over Flowers (korean)
Brown Sugar Macchiato
Mean Girl Ah Chu
Here is Greenwood
Hotari no Hikari*
So I'm not Handsome*

Til next time folks,
don't try to miss me too much. ^_^

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Why Why Love (Taiwanese)

Hey Guys,

I'm back again for another drama review. Today's drama is a 15 episode long Taiwanese drama called WHY WHY LOVE. Rainie, Kingone and Mike He from DEVIL BESIDE YOU make another appearance in a heartwrentching tale of love, death, hardship and friendship.

Here's the summary from
Tong Jia Di needs a life besides work, paying down family debt, and more work. So her best friend Jiang Xiao Nan sneaks in a “Love” coupon in Jia Di’s raffle box praying that the lucky guy who draws it will sweep Jia Di off her feet. As it so happens, Huo Yan, the compassionate manager Jia Di has secret crush on, is the lucky guy. But, tho' the prince can exchange the coupon for Cinderella’s love, it doesn’t mean he will, especially when his devilish younger brother is determined to exchange his “Master/Angel” coupon for her servitude.

The summary DOESNOT do the drama justice. This series will make you laugh and cry and sometimes both. It's also highly addicting. I watched all 15 episodes in three days!!! It's captivating from episode # 1!!!

Looney Express gives Why Why Love a 5/5!!! It's another FAVORITE!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

1% of Anything

Hey guys,

It's review time! This time it's a 26 episode long korean drama filled with laughs, tears, angst and of course love. 1% of Anything shows viewers that even 1% is enough when it comes to love.

Here's the summary from (where I get my drama fix ^_^):
Kim Jung Hwa is a young and sincere middle school teacher, who has little interest in money. She is also extremely warm-hearted and loves to help other people. When she helps carry an elderly man's belongings from the train to another location, the elderly man is extremely thankful. This grandfather turns out to be the extremely rich owner of a well known conglomerate. His grandson, Kang Dong Won is a quick-tempered businessman who rivals his grandfather, but in an almost comical way. In an order to "tame" his favorite grandson, the grandfather agrees to give his entire fortune to the person who marries Kim Jung Hwa, therefore forcing Kang to meet the girl whom his grandfather chose. Although at first Kim and Kang don't get along because of Kang's extremely cute but bad temper, their arguments bring them closer together. Kang starts to get jealous when Kim's fellow teacher starts liking her too. Through the clever conditions that Kang's grandfather makes, Kang starts a relationship he does not look forward too. However, what looked like a relationship that would 99% not work out, turns out to be the "perfect" match, the 1% chance.

Check it out! It's definitely a good one. Looney Express rewards it with 4/5! WHOOP WHOOP!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Killer Mind (short story by yours truly)

February 8th

It’s cold, so very cold. I’m cold, hungry and tired. Though I dare not sleep. My dreams lately have been sickening. I dream that I’ve killed others in the most inhumane ways. I never seem to have any remorse afterwards, either. Actually it seems, the me in my dreams is filled with malicious glee whilst partaking in such acts. That me seems to glow with pleasure and other emotions I am reluctant to recognize, as he bathes in the blood of his victims. It frightens me to think that could possibly be me. They say dreams are sometimes an outlet for things suppressed in one’s subconscious mind. But, I couldn’t possibly commit such acts of treason against humanity…could I?

For the past 30 years I’ve walked this earth, I’ve been one to follow the rules. Not necessarily because I believe in them, but because I’m invisible when I’m a good little boy. From afar , my family seems like a distinguished one. A father with a PH-D in psychology and teaching at a university; a mother who is a partner in a well-known law firm; their son who received his Bachelor’s and Master’s at NYU and Harvard respectively. We seem like the perfect family, don’t we? How ironic, then that we aren’t. In truth, we’re a family barely surviving in our cold home. Without the love of the others, each of us seeks escape in other ways. My father in his teaching, my mother in law and I in the darkness.

However, growing up I’ve never felt I belonged. I had different views from my parents. I never quite fit in among my high school and college mates and never really tried. I’ve lived my life as a loner, occupying my thoughts with observing those around me. People don’t seem to realize how predictable their meaningless lives are. How if you watch one person for a week, you know them better than they know themselves. You discover their dreams, hopes and desires. You realize their strengths and weaknesses. What they hold dear and what they despise the most.

At this point in my life, I don’t have the will to do anything. I’ve never had anything I was passionate about. I live in a rundown one bedroom apartment in a seedy neighborhood. Even my parents do not know where to find me now. I spend most of my days sleeping in the dark. I eat and drink only when my human body betrays me. My life has no purpose.

February 10th

I managed two days without sleep, but my body and mind betrayed me this afternoon. As I fought the cloud going over my head, I succumbed to a frightful sleep. It was dark; all of my dreams take place in darkness. It seems I was in the woods behind my parent’s home very late at night. The moon was high in the sky and my only source of light. I had no recollection of how or why I came to be there in the first place. I was walking around aimlessly for what seemed to be a long time. I should’ve been tired, but I wasn’t. It seemed as if some strong, unknown emotion sustained me. All of a sudden, I was drawn to a tree in the middle of a clearing. There was nothing special about the tree at first glance. It was a normal oak, though it seemed to be very old. As I was drawn closer to the tree, I noticed something strange. There was a trail of some sort of liquid on the trunk of the tree…it appeared to be blood. I tried to stop myself from going closer, knowing that there was something horribly wrong. However, there were forces stronger than myself at work. As I edged closer to the tree, I noticed something nailed to the tree. On closer inspection, I realized it was a nose… a human nose. I backed away from the tree with a scream trapped in my throat. I was afraid, deadly afraid. I looked around me, sensing something. All around me was the most horrifying sight. Nailed to nearly 50 trees surrounding the clearing were body parts. An eye here, a toe or ear there. There were even inner organs nailed to some trees. A body was entirely taken apart. The trapped scream gurgled out of my constricted throat. I screamed as I realized that I’d done this. I’m not sure how I knew because I didn’t actually dream of committing the act. However, in my dream state, the fact that this deed belonged to none other than me was cruelly obvious.

I’ve always been very interested in Biology. I was always awed with the bodies of humans and animals alike. How organs, flesh and bones could come together to make a living, breathing organism was astonishing. As a child, I used to catch insects and small animals to use in my various experiments to expand my knowledge. I would take my unfortunate victims and meticulously dismantle them, exploring beneath the exterior of skin and fur. I would attempt to identify the minuscule organs happily in my own lonely world. For some reason, the heart of each of my specimen intrigued me. Did animals also feel emotions such as love, anger and sorrow? Or, were humans the only ill-fated beings?

February 14th

I’ve been drinking heavily, so that I’ll be too far gone to even dream. This method usually works, but last night’s dream was powerful enough to push through my drunken haze. The dream I’m about to recount wasn’t as frightening as the one in the forest, but it was enough to cause me to wake in a cold sweat.

It was late at night and I was standing near the edge of a large lake. All around me was the dark shadows of a million trees. I couldn’t see past the first circle of trees in any direction. There was an eerie silence and a slight chill in the air. There were clearly animals in this peculiar forest, but I could neither hear nor see them, only sense their presence.

For some reason, I was drawn to the lake. Somehow I knew that there was something waiting for me there. When I got to the edge of the lake, I leaned over, careful not to fall into the chilling, dark water. What I saw shocked me, but I could not move away. There, floating near the surface looking straight back at me, was the most beautiful woman that I’ve ever seen. With porcelain pale skin, luscious green eyes with specks of gold, fiery red hair and a dazzling smile, she captivated me. Even as she reached out of the water towards me I did not flinch or move away. It was almost as if I had been put into a trance. As she continued to reach towards me, smiling innocently, I knew there was something wrong. How could she reach an arm to me without standing up in the water? No human arm could be that long. As I gazed at her intently, I saw what was wrong. This exquisite beauty was nothing more than a head floating in the water, her arm a separate entity. I looked past her head to see a more daunting sight. Floating behind her was the rest of her body. I finally identified the nagging feeling I had that there was something wrong with the water in the lake…it was a lake of this woman’s blood. Even that was not the most frightening aspect of this dream. The reason why I woke petrified, sweating and unable to breathe was because I knew the woman in my dream.

I’ve never been in love, even though I yearn to experience the emotion. I’m not even sure what love is. I’ve only read of it in books and watched of it in movies. My own parents’ relationship was more a beneficial companionship than a love affair. I doubt they were ever in love, or loved me. Is the reason I crave love due to the fact that I was deprived of it? Could it be that I envy those who can attain what I never did? I’m becoming more miserable by the minute. Is it because today is Valentine’s Day and I’m sitting alone in an unsightly apartment, wishing I wasn’t alone. I don’t want this. I don’t want to be lonely forever. Where can I find my special someone?

May 3rd

It’s been months, since I’ve written last. That’s because I’ve been very busy with the preparations of my latest pet project. The woman in my dream…I need to make her fall in love with me. She and her newly wed husband moved in across the street months ago, when I’d had that dream. The dream must mean something. She must be my special someone, and therefore I must have her. I’ve been watching her closely for the last few months. I know her daily schedule to the second. She wakes up at 6 every weekday morning and spends five minutes stretching in bed, the sun gleaming onto her beautiful naked body. She takes a 20 minute shower and takes 15 minutes to dress, always in the same order. Then she wakes her husband at 6:40 with a loving kiss that makes me seethe in anger. She makes breakfast, eats with her husband and leaves at 7:15 for a 45 minute drive to Howard High where she teaches English to Juniors. She gets back home at 4:00, undresses and unwinds to classical music for an hour. She cooks dinner and grades papers for two hours. At 7:00, the husband comes home. And they kiss again, making my heart race in fury and my eyes green with envy. At ten, they go to bed and usually I don’t stay to watch what they do, I may not be able to control my rage that he may have her, while I can not.

I’ve also discovered a lot of little facts about my little red head. Her name is Lynette. Her favorite color is green and she often wears shades that match her eyes. Ironically, she hates green vegetables and also dark chocolate. She loves strawberries. She’s 26-years-old. She has two younger sisters all with the same beautiful red hair. She’s very ticklish. She bites her lower lip whenever she’s concentrating on something, whether it’s grading paper or trying a new recipe. She also bites her nails and always uses the same glittery green nail polish. She clenches her fist whenever she’s angry and trying to calm down. She keeps a green velvet journal that she writes in every night.

Despite the fact that I know her more than she knows herself, I can not attain the courage needed to go talk to her. How do you tell a married woman that she is literally the woman of your dreams? You can’t! That’s where my plan comes into play. If I get rid of the husband, she’ll no longer be unattainable and out of reach. I can use his death to talk to her, use it as a means to make my presence known. I still need a few days to prepare before completing the task. I’ll make it look like a natural death. I don’t believe I’ve ever mentioned that I majored in pre-med at NYU. I can easily make a person look as if he/she’s had a heart attack.

May 7th

The deed is done. It seems as if the Gods were on my side. Last night, Lynette went to an outing with friends and I’d known she wouldn’t return home until mid-morning. I managed to get my hands on a lethal dose of potassium chloride from a nearby hospital. I snuck in during the early morning. I stood over the man who stood in the way of my happiness. In my own mind, I was bigger and stronger than he. I woke him up. I’d wanted to see his eyes, filled with fear, confusion and panic as he died. He screamed immediately as he became fully awake and realized I wasn’t his wife. He fought back, and it make killing him even more enjoyable. I’ve never been happier in my life than the moment I lifted the poison filled syringe and injected the potassium chloride into his heart. His puny heart didn’t stand a chance. His eyes widened and he clenched his chest as his heart gave out and betrayed him. I stood there watching the light dim from his eyes. All of a sudden, the whole thing struck me as being very funny. I began to laugh. I snuck back out of the house laughing, leaving no trace of myself behind. I walked back into my shitty apartment still laughing. I was the happiest man in the entire universe at the moment and I was only going to get happier.

I sat by the window and settled in to enjoy the show. Lynette came home and I watched her walk in. Fifteen minutes later, she ran out of the house hysterically screaming for help. I chuckled gleefully. Everything was going according to plan.

May 15th

It’s been about a week since she’s become a widow, and Lynette wears sorrow and grief so beautifully. Today, I went over to offer my condolences, looking my very best. It took everything in me to remain solemn and keep my smile carefully hidden. I told her if she ever needed anything at all, that I only lived across the street. She smiled and thanked me. I returned home to continue planning. Now that the husband was no longer in the picture, how do I make her fall for me? Do I use the nice, reliable guy routine, or should I use force?

June 20th

I am aggravated, exasperated and exhausted. I’ve spent the last month following my nice guy routine. I say good morning every day. I help her fix things around the house. I even cooked her soup when she was down with the flu. Everyday I make my presence known and everyday she’s merely polite. How long must a widow continue to mourn? Did she care for him that much? Does that mean I have no chance of attaining her love?

I had another dream last night. It’s been a while since I’ve dreamed. My mind’s been occupied with other things. This dream may be the one that breaks my spirit completely. This dream was my worst nightmare realized. The sun was just setting, filling the sky with streaks of orange, pink and gold. I washed carefully and wore my Sunday best. All of a sudden, Lynette and I were at a nice restaurant, in a dark secluded corner. She sat across from me, looking as stunning than ever. I told her that she was the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen and I know that she’s lost her husband, but if she could just give me a chance, I could make her the happiest woman in the world. Suddenly, her features changed. Her eyes glowed red angrily and her mouth tightened into a scowl. Her voice took on a deep, taunting tone as she spoke. ‘ Did you think I could ever love you? Look at you. You are nothing. You live in a dingy one bedroom apartment. You don’t have a job. You’re not even that good looking. There is nothing you could do that’ll make me love you. I’ll NEVER love you.’ I sat there shocked unable to move, a tear rolling down my cheek. I reached across the table toward her and she disappeared before my eyes. I knew if I didn’t do something soon, I would lose her completely.

June 30th

It took me ten days to gain the courage to do what I’ve done. This morning, before the sun rose, I went to Lynette’s house and snuck into her bedroom. I’d already had an anesthetic injection ready that I’d thieved from the local hospital. I rolled up the sleeves of her pale green nightgown slowly trying not to wake her. She’d woke as the needle pierced her soft white skin, her eyes widening in panic, but it’d been too late. I’d listened and watched as her breathing slowed drastically. I’d known she was going to be out for a long time, giving me more than enough time to make preparations.

After carrying her to my bedroom, I began to prepare. In 30 minutes, my bedroom was transformed. Candles set up all over the room cast soft shadows all over the walls. Incense filled the room with exotic scents that helped calm any soul. And in the center of my bed with lush moss green covers accentuated with scattered rose petal, laid Lynette stripped of her green nightgown, looking far more beautiful than should be legal. I watched as with a soft moan, she began to come to. I stood in the shadows and watched as her eyes refocused and looked about her surroundings. She whimpered as she failed to recognize anything around her. ‘Where am I?’ she whispered pitifully sending electric shocks through my chest. I’d wanted to positively ravish her, but I must wait until she’s fallen for me. With that thought in mind, I’d stepped out of the shadows and greeted her, intending to carry out my plans to make her love me.

August 7th

NO! NO! NONONONONO!!! I couldn’t have! I wouldn’t have! But she is! What have I done? How can I reverse my actions? Why? All she had to do was love me. Was that really so much to ask? No matter what I did this past week, she continued to scream, cry and yell. Nothing I did could stop her. It broke my heart to hear her carry on this way. In the end, I’d just wanted to shut her up. Her constant wailing was giving me a headache. So, I tied her up and gagged her. However, seeing her like that elicited a strange response from me that I couldn’t explain. She looked so beautiful, tied up and helpless, looking up at me with tear filled eyes. How can God fill one human being with so much beauty and sensuality? I wanted to see more of her. Could she be as beautiful inside as out? I’d wanted to know. I’d needed to know.

I’d left the room, seeking my surgical tools, giddy about what I was about to do. They say childhood habits die hard. After sterilizing all of my tools I returned to the bedroom and set everything down on the bed. I used alcohol swabs on her chest to sanitize the area. Then, I injected her with a local anesthetic- Procaine, to ensure that she wouldn’t pass out from the pain. I’d wanted to see her every face expression. I grabbed the scalpel and swiped it across my finger to test its sharpness. I grinned as I felt the sharp bite of it cutting into my skin. I let my blood drip onto Lynette’s skin. Her eyes widened in horror as her gaze followed the first drop as it hit her chest. I raised the scalpel and she screamed, though the sound was muffled by the gag. I proceeded to carefully slice her open in a straight line in between her breasts, careful not to damage any inner organs. Though she couldn’t feel any pain, Lynette continued to scream in horror. I paused and watched her lovely face as it twisted up in terror. I laughed and she screeched even louder, though the gag continued to stifle most of the sound. I continued to work. Soon, her body laid completely open before me. I leaned back and studied my handiwork. After long and careful scrutiny, I concluded that Lynette was indeed as beautiful inside as out. I reached out for needle and thread, smiling at her screams. She really did have powerful lungs. And each time, she screamed I could see the effort her organs made to create the melodic sounds. Just as I finished threading the needle, Lynette stopped. She stopped screaming, stopped moving…stopped breathing. I needle slipped from my hands as I watched her heart stop and the light from her vivid green eyes dim. ‘No, no, no!’ I screamed as I tried to save to no avail. She was gone!

After hours of just sitting and watching her body, I’d stood up and got another needle. I sewed up Lynette’s body and put on her clothes. I cleaned up all of my tools and put them neatly away. I showered, brushed my hair and got ready for bed. Now, I slip in beside Lynette with one of my largest scalpels in hand. I draw her already stiff body to me and kiss her cold lips. “I love you,” I whisper as I bury the scalpel deep within my chest. I gasp as unbearable pain shoots through me and hold Lynette closer. “I’m sorry,” I murmur as the scalpel slips from my fingers. “I’d just wanted her to love me,” I say as my vision blurs. “I’ll be looking up at you in heaven from my eternal place in hell,” is my last thought. And I die, having never been loved…