Asian Dramas have become such a major part of my life now that it is extremely strange to think that I only tumbled down this path a few short years ago. I wish I had marked on the calendar the day I first found a K-Drama. By my best deduction/recollection it was sometime in May of 2013. Though that’s iffy. I have a vague memory of watching Boys Over Flowers during my Christmas break which would have placed it in December 2012. The date doesn’t much matter, though it would be nice to know. Regardless, I’ve been on this journey for about 3 years (give or take a few months). However, it feels strange to me that there was once a time that I did not watch Asian Drams.
I am constantly thankful that I found my way here to the blogsphere and dramaland. The friends I have made through mutual love of the K-Ent and Asian Drama worlds are some of the most lovely, phenomenal, creative, and caring people I’ve ever “met”. I am so happy to be on this journey with all of you! And cannot wait to see what new adventures we can find in 2016!!
It’s that time of year again when I set myself some Drama Resolutions! First, I want to take a quick peek at what I had vowed to try and accomplish in 2015. With the first long (pronounced very long) hiatus in 2015 my Drama Resolution post was written about halfway through the year. Which was compounded by my taking a second hiatus after that, I didn’t get as much checked off the list as I would have liked. But! I have high hopes that 2016 will be so much better!
First I wanted to watch more drams to be able to write more reviews and posts. This one, sadly, goes into the Did Not Accomplish column. I only watched 5 dramas in 2015. However, I did manage to review one and have notes prepped and ready to write reviews on 3 of the others! We can add four more to this column right away, Do More Interviews, Have a Guest Blogger, Have a Squeefest, and Write more Heart Murmurs. With my being gone more than half the year I barely had enough time to keep the blog afloat.
I am happy to report that I did manage a few things off the list. First is that I managed to keep updating the Noona Meter. It is not a perfect list, but I hope that it can at least provide a good starting point for those looking for a Noona Romance. Amazingly, the Noona Meter was the top reason people visited my blog in 2015! To me that is totally and completely awesome! Additionally, I managed to buy more K-Pop (lots of K-Pop) and I am loving every minute of this new obsession. I had wanted to coax the hubs into watching another drama, that didn’t happen. However! I have gotten him completely hooked on Running Man. He’s watched about 45-ish episodes now. I call that win!
My favorite accomplishment from my 2015 Resolution list is that I have been working really hard at learning Korean! I have now memorized the complete Hangul characters! I can read about 50 words and know their meanings. It is a fairly humble beginning, but I cannot help but be so extremely proud of this!
- Do more interviews. There are so many vastly different and extremely interesting Asian Drama fans out there!
- Have a squeefest. Get together via Skype or Google Talk or someother medium to squee over dramas!
- Have a guest blogger or seven!
- Continue to update the Noona Meter. If you have titles that I need to add please let me know!
- Write more Heart Murmurs!
- Get the Hubs to watch another drama. There are a few titles that have tempted him, so I’m hopeful I can get this one checked off soon.
- Keep learning Korean!
- Catch up on some excellent dramas that aired in 2015.
- Watch more dramas that will be airing in 2016.
- Continue to watch dramas from my ever growing list on the Noona Meter.
Well that’s it folks! My 2016 Drama Resolutions! What are you looking to accomplish in the new year? Let’s compare and cheer one another on! Happy New Year Dramaland! Hwaighting!