I love Olympics and it’s been the most normal happenstance where I grew up to watch it as a family unit, every event that’s aired, every night and day (it’s summer break). I don’t rem Winter Olympics being aired as a kid so as a result, I do not have sucha strong emotional bond with it and care for it less. Afterall snow is a thing great many of the world’s population do not live with while the summer games truly have a feeling of one world united for an event. It’s been hard to come by to watch it with my parents since I’ve left for college moons and moons ago….and yes, to remind myself, I haven’t watched this event with my entire fam of 4 where most of the world is participating one way or the other since my younger bro was 12. He’s getting married in WEEKS. Time, flies.
Because my dreamjob *IF it pays my mortage* is to be a flailing fangirl 24/7. Think of the decibel I’ve been responsible for watching the games with the hot boys/men and super ladies on ma screen. O___O
Then imagine when BTV, the Beijing local cable channel, is doing fangirly gossipy sound bites on Sun Yang’s resemblance on my Loverboy as Yang Kang! I swear IF I can bottle this weird serendipity pertaining to my fandoms colliding and calling it a superpower of sorts, I can know miles away and get my hands on Bruce Wayne, knowing he’s Christian Bale and Batman before Catwoman at least.
It is fun to be a child again and watch it with my inlaws this time around. I get to pick what event I wanna catch up and even what language I prefer to watch it in, just the way it was. I’ve been avoiding NBC (the US broadcaster) like a PLAGUE. The last straw was tonight, when WE LANDED ON MARRRSSSSS and they r showing some taped event the rest of the world have seen half a day+ ago. Stupidity is truly without a cure. I’ve been watching everything mostly on BBC streams, those commentators r the stereotypical wry Brits with their brand of British humor which for some reason never can offend me. Not saying London did a fantastic job in hosting the games. It’s so full of silly booboos it’s like watching a daily sitcom.
And speaking of daily sitcom. I Live in Cheongdam Dong has aired it’s 170th episode, its finale last friday. My life is at once complete and will forever house a void since the last scene. IT IS PERFECTION. So perfect I’m honestly speechless how they managed to do it with the chopping off of 30 eps yet obviously it did make the final product much more perfect rationally without all the fat and trimmings. I can see that, but I will forever be grumpy and be the silly fanggirl fistbumping DARNIT!! TPTB U OWE ME 30 EPISODES OF PERFECTION!!! 3-0, half hour each, that is 15 hours….ie almost an ENTIRE KDRAMA!!!! And I can do without the ENTIRE lineup of Kdramas lately and the upcoming new sparkly new shows (frankly nth interests me remotely) to have those 30 eps.
Other than repeating ‘Oh THE PerFECTION!’ ‘AWWWWWWW’ ‘MAGNIFICANT’ ‘LET ME HUG U ALLLLLL!’ ‘I NEED HUGGGZZZ T___T’…I can’t properly write about my feels. I’m quite sure I can never express properly how much I love this little daily. The show has left me, but as a fact I know of myself, I WILL rewatch eps of this till the day I draw my last breath.
And what other awesomeness did I watch lately?! TDKR. Twice, ‘back to back’ a Fri late show last wkend followed by the 9am Sat showing. I still can’t stop thinking about it just shakes and resonates with EVERY cell I have, so viscerally I can’t bring myself to nitpick a thing about it, I just feel EVERY emotion the movie, ie Nolan, ie Batman should evoke in me. Every so often, I can feel the vibration, the loaded, dense, physical memory of sth shaking your inner core, aided by most effective sound throughout the movie, along with the tragedy taking so many lives and we all shouted….life will not be the same again. It won’t be, but we have to keep calm and carry on.
This is an amazing ‘fan’ vid (it’s done by the professionals behind the CGI visual of Ip Man 1, 2 and Gallants….all breathtakingly good works). Stop motion. Mind, is blown: