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!