Monday, June 23, 2014

Top 5 Reasons Why People Love "The Fault In Our Stars"

I finally caught "The Fault In Our Stars" yesterday! 

Although I didn't cry myself, my heart did feel achingly sore afterwards. One thing I noticed was that throughout the course of the entire movie, I kept hearing people sniffing or rubbing their eyes. So... here goes!

The Top 5 reasons why people love "The Fault In Our Stars":

1) Teen Love

Ah, young love. It's something most of us will experience, or already have, in our lives. 

TFIOS brings back these fond memories of falling hopelessly in love at a tender age, of being innocent and eager to experience love. It evokes memories of a time when we assumed that love was like what we saw in romantic movies: Guy and girl falls in love, overcomes an obstacle, eventually gets married and has babies. 

Hazel and Augustus' innocent and sweet love not only makes us reminiscent, it also makes us crave for a love like theirs. Passionate and determined. Their hearts are only open for each other. And they steadfastly hold on to our hearts in this manner.

2) Memorable Quotes

Who can forget this emotional quote from TFIOS?

Oh, the heartstrings ;'(

And this:

Or this:

I could just go on and on. But you get my point.

3) Death

Ah, the inevitable side effects of living. Death.

We've all faced death one way or another. It could be the death of someone you knew or loved, or even having a near-death experience yourself. Either way, we are bound to face death. Death is inevitable. And that is why we can relate to the movie so well.

The cancer that plagues Augustus and Hazel, it is an issue that we see in society everyday. We hear of people suffering from terminal cancer, or we know people who have been cured from it. The movie forces us to face death head on, and to look through the eyes of someone experiencing impending death. 

4) Reality

Perhaps whats most appealing about the movie is how close to reality it is. 

This is not an action movie, nor a thriller, much lest a horror movie. It is a piece of art that weaves the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters and relates it to us. 

They don't travel around in fancy cars or planes. They take the bus, like us.

Like us, they fall sick. And they die. They, unlike most fictional characters in the Hollywood universe, are actually human. 

They experience pain and fear. They remain strong, but it's not the kind of unreasonable strength we often see in movies. It's a faltering, fragile, kind of strength. And that's the best kind of strength there is.

5) The Acting

Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort are beyond doubt, highly talented actors.

Their acting makes the movie so believable. And the chemistry between them? Sizzling.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Wanted to try writing something different hehe.


Thursday, June 19, 2014


So the other day I was just being reminiscent and all, listening to the songs that I played in both Japan and Korea, and I became seriously nostalgic. 


Amazing ramen Gen and I had on our first night in Tokyo.

Delicious looking fruits near our hotel.

Korean Town!!!

Our first meal upon meeting the others.

Super awesome bagel at GREE.

And the bottles of complimentary water! Hahaha.

Check out the sea of lights!

THIS WAS FANTASTIC!!! Matcha ice cream with rice balls and red bean omg omg omg.

The origami rose I made.

This was crazy delicious.

Mount Fuji!!!

I miss the cold winter breeze, the amazing company, and the busy cities in Japan. I miss covering my face when the wind blew, because it was simply too cold. I miss walking past the bakery that had a fake baguette display on the way back to our hostel. I miss crossing the train tracks quickly when the train was out of sight. I miss the pleasant people, and how polite they were. I miss the gorgeous Mount Fuji and Yamanaka Lake. I miss those nightly supper sessions where we'd play cards or just talk. I miss staying up late to watch the sunset but falling asleep anyway. I miss the awesome Japanese food!!! Pity I didn't like sashimi then :/


Amazing service on board Korean Air.

Daily Ice Cream #1

Yonsei University Korean Language Institute. Missing that place so much :'(

Daily Ice Cream #2

First Toppokki in Korea!!!


Daily Ice Cream #3

Pottery lesson.

Ordered delivery for the first time!!!

Ahhhh so yummy!!!

The best Patbingsu EVER.

Bread from Paris Baguette, which can be found EVERYWHERE.

At the doggy cafe!!!!

Daily Milk #1

Hello Kitty Cafe omg. I was so excited!

This is the best thing I've eaten in Korea.

Macdonald's delivery.

Daily Milk #2

My very first Royal Pudding.

Tube Ice Cream. Daily Ice Cream #4

What we wrote hehe.

At Super Junior Ye Sung's cafe with my cheesecake and drink.

Slept on straw pillows every night.

First movie experience in Korea.

Being extremely tense when feeding a cat at the Cat Cafe.

YX telling me to smile hahaha.

First Soju.

Daily Ice Cream #5

First Kimbab.

Combined effort of SY and I!!!

Taking neoprints because we are old school hahaha.


We are disgusting I know hahaha.

Love locks at Namsan Tower.

First Karaoke experience in Korea.

Graduation from Yonsei University.

I miss the amazing Korean food that I got to eat everyday for a month. I miss speaking in Korean daily, and being exposed to the Korean language everyday. I miss checking out places we've heard about, such as the doggy cafe. I miss shopping daily and going crazy buying clothes such that we had to control and limit our expenditure. I miss those daily ice creams and desserts. I miss the spicy rameons that we ate so much. I miss walking around in ponchos and getting judged by everyone. I miss the awesome girls that I hung out with daily. I miss the Korean lessons I had to attend everyday, and the lovely teachers who were so helpful.

I really do feel crazy nostalgic just looking back on all these times, and I'm glad that I got a chance to go through these wonderful experiences. 

Til next time then :)