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Taken at: SM Megamall Cinemas in Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Due to the heavy rains, I received news that there was heavy traffic all around the metro. So, now, I am watching a movie by myself [which I really don’t mind].

Kingsman was a really good movie, by the way.

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Sad Girls by Lang Leav

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Who was so excited when they learned that Lang Leav was writing a novel? Me.

Who went to the book store to buy the book as soon as it was released? Me.

Who wanted to start reading as soon as I got my own copy? Me.

Who was thoroughly disappointed with how things turned out? Me.

 

Where was The Universe of Us? Lullabies? Love & Misadventure? Memories?

 

Or maybe, I was a big fan of her work in poetry that I expected so much from a novel. I wanted something with meat. I wanted something heart-wrenching (from the title Sad Girls). But, all I got was a cliche story line with a lot of cliche elements.

Maybe she was meant to write poetry and not narratives.

In the end, I may not be a girl but I was as sad, in every way, as the girls were.

Trolls

Not the cute ones though.

Okay, I’ll let you into a little secret.

I loved tonight. I only wanted to try it but it sucked me further and further when I felt that I had power.

Then it came to me, why didn’t I do it before? Why did I discover the excitement I am getting from it just now?

I wish I knew it sooner because the satisfaction was amazing.

Trolling. On social media. Not the bad one.

 

I was actually going for a sensitive topic on efficiency and airport management. Somehow, others were thinking on a shallow perspective and that was where the disconnect started.

Then it turned ugly for them since they launched personal attacks which I was able to avoid but not without having to control my own feelings. I still got affected but not in the way that I could resort to using ad hominem attacks too.

In the end, I felt like it was a success. I was able to bury 3 people in the mud made out of their own logical fallacies.

Although it was enjoyable. It was also exhausting.

 

Would I do it again? Definitely. But not in the near future.

Defendant (피고인)

Synopsis

Park Jung Woo (Ji Sung) is a prosecutor at Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office. One day, he wakes up and finds himself locked up inside Woljeong Penitentiary. He is suffering from temporary amnesia. Park Jung-Woo is falsely accused and is sentenced to death. Now, he must struggle to prove his innocence.

Thoughts

I am a fan of Ji Sung’s acting ever since I saw him in Kill Me, Heal Me. In this series, he picked it up a notch. He is a supremely gifted actor and some of the younger actors today couldn’t even compare. He gives a lot of emotion and dimension to the role he is portraying.

As for the other cast, I couldn’t find fault. Although, I must confess that the female lead isn’t much of a factor in progressing the story. Honestly, she could be removed from the series and there wouldn’t be a lot of difference.

And one thing I like about detective dramas is the retribution in the end. It’s just so satisfying to watch. Although, I couldn’t recommend to watch it in one sitting because the series is just so heavy.