It takes someone special to be able to procrastinate from writing a belated birthday post (Yes, SkimmedMilkDrama celebrated our 2nd birthday on 16 April!) into giving a general drama/blog update.
This portion was supposed to be the ending of my birthday post where I blog about my thoughts as a drama blogger for 2 years but it turned out to be so long and almost like a little round up on its own, I decided to publish it first separately. (Partially also because I’m not done with the entire post but I’m going to be away for the next two days…) Hence, dear lovely readers, enjoy this while I go on my short break before coming back to attempt to publish at least 3 posts this weekend!
After Eternal Love (when I blogged about why I don’t like to watch dramas), I have watched Master Devil Do Not Kiss Me (recommended! Maybe I’ll blog about it), Fifteen Years to Wait for Migratory Birds (pretty good too), Q Series: Jiang Teacher, you talked about love it (a miss for me), Who Sleeps My Bro (liked it) and Pretty Li Hui Zhen (China’s remake of She Was Pretty and I enjoyed it). That’s quite a lot of dramas in the span of 1 month, now that I think of it.
As for reality shows, I also started watching War of the Singles (so bad that it’s good) and Burn U5 天生是优我 (Translated: A Good Me) which stars Show Luo coaching a bunch of girls, trying to make them the best girl group in China.
I also watched a number of movies while procrastinating. A few I particularly enjoyed were Young Style (not a movie with a gorgeous cast that leads extraordinary lives but I found it very realistic and close to the heart) and Confession of Murder (I really liked the concept of the show and the plot twist at the end, a lot of thought provoking questions but they are not too deep to make you feel like drowning)
I have some posts planned out and in progress: (Order is in terms of priority)
- Skimmedmilkdrama 2nd Birthday
I have already missed our 1st birthday last year (that Happy Birthday post is still in my drafts….) so I decided even if I’m late this year, I am still going to publish it! I’m wilful like that! And in this post, maybe I might explain my erratic posting behaviour, so stay tuned to it!
- Chapter 3 of Liang Sheng, Can We Not Be Sorrowful / Laden with Grief
I still haven’t decided which title is more apt! Haha. The views for these posts are really low, maybe because I have just started translating or simple because there just aren’t a lot of people looking for this translation so I might tend to slack off. But if there are people who are actually waiting for the translation eagerly, please leave a comment on each chapter and let me know! It really helps a lot in giving me motivation to do up the next chapter quickly AND publishing it instead of waiting for a few days after completion, contemplating whether I should blog about other stuff, before slowly publishing it. The initial plan was to complete the post on Eternal Love before starting on this but I bumped it up after reading an especially heartwarming comment left by a reader. (So, yes, it works! I’m not just trying to garner comments haha.)
- Translation of Youtube comments for Eternal Love / 3 Lives 3 World Ten Miles of Peach Blossom (Part I)
I have been working on this post for a long while but it’s proving to be heavier than I thought so I decided to split it into two parts. I’m done picking out all the comments and taking screenshots for the first part so now all I have left is to actually translate them and add some of my own thoughts. Hopefully, I can do it by this weekend.
- First Impression/Short review on Show Luo’s new reality show — 天生是优我
- Review on Master Devil Do Not Kiss Me
I have been wanting to do this since…. a month ago? I have a short break next week. If I don’t spend it all on binge-ing dramas, maybe I will get around to doing this.
- Top 2 + 2 Shows from 2016
I took a look at my drafts and realised I haven’t posted this either. Perhaps, I’ll go back to it… Perhaps….
- Kimi Qiao
I actually have a lot of drafts regarding Kimi. There are news of his last projects, attempts at understanding his actions, life lessons to takeaway, beautiful tributes by other fans which I have translated. A lot. I collated a lot of (beautiful) articles I read during that period of time and wanted to share them but couldn’t make myself do it at that time cause it was just too depressing. Maybe I will sort them out and prepare a week long tribute or something during his first death anniversary.
Alright, that’s it for now! As usual, leave a comment to discuss any of the movies/dramas/variety shows I have mentioned or to throw me an idea of something you would like to see me blog about 🙂
Happy Anniversary – I’d love to read a blog post about the difference between web dramas, regular dramas and how a show can be both a movie and a drama at the same time! I watched a movie version of Le Jun Kai today but it was really just a recut of the web drama. (No judging – I’ll go anywhere for Peter Ho’s fabulous nose!)
For a thank you gift – I hired Daesung to perform a little something. He also has a great profile! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=32ZcUy4YROw
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Thank you! That’s an interesting topic you pointed out. I’ll think about it and perhaps do a feature on it sometime soon 🙂
I love your blog! Been waiting for someone to translate Laden with grief, so please continue nue! Also loving your recaps for The Perfect Match! Thank you for your hard work.
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Thank you! The latest chapter of Laden With Grief have been translated, enjoy 🙂