Liebster Blog Award 2013-What is it??

Award Acceptance

 APPLAUSE! APPLAUSE!! Thank you, thank you! My twitter friend and fellow blogger, kakashi (@mydunn123) has recommended me for what’s called the Liebster Blog Award. You say, what is that? Hell, I never heard of it until two days ago. You say, where’s the money and the teenie-tiny statute? I say, who cares! I’m just happy that someone is reading my little blog that I just started one short month ago!!

So, the rules for receiving this award as told to me by kakashi (after your nomination) are:

  • Answer the questions designated by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Place YOUR nominations for the Liebster Award! Nominate five (or more) other bloggers that have less than 200 followers. Make sure to notify them via comment/email, etc.
  • Make up a set of questions for those nominated bloggers to answer.
  • Display the Liebster award badge on your blog!

As kakashi stated to make up my own questions and tweet my all-time favorite KDrama, instead I will do it here and maybe answer a few of kfangirl questions. I kind of like those too!

List 11 random facts about yourself.
Deerfield River, MA 2011
Arkansas River, CO 2009

 1. I LOVE rafting!! It is such a thrill! I watched a movie with Morgan Freeman a few years ago called The Bucket List. From that day forward, I was determined to write down 50-100 things that I wanted to do before I died. One of my dreams was to raft down the river in the Grand Canyon, Arizona. No, I still have not done that. These have been my practice runs since 2007 (also rafted Great Falls, Virginia and The New River, W. Virginia multiple times). I don’t have pictures for every trip I’ve taken but let’s just say my youngest daughter has been rafting since 11 years old (she’s 22 now) and man it has been a BLAST!

Along the coast of Washington State in Grays Harbor
Ocean Shores, Washington

2. Its my dream to retire and live my last days along the coast of Washington! I’ve visited the area twice now and I’m convinced, this is where I belong. Away from city traffic, congestion, pollution and people. As this is a place where people spend their summers, there is not a lot of people the rest of the year. Just the way I want it.

3. I HATE Virginia!! If you follow me on twitter, I’ve been complaining constantly about the cicada invasion in my area of Stafford, Virginia! They are loud from 4:30am until 4:00pm! They are nasty looking and they are in abundance!!

George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

4. I love my job! Working on a University campus has been wonderful; however, I despise the daily commute! Yes, the commute is so bad, I am constantly sitting in traffic tweeting about how much I hate driving every day!

Lee Jun Ki

                                                                    Kang Dong Won

5. I truly am a total fangirl for these two! I’ve seen everything they have made! EVERYTHING! The good and the mediocre!

6. I’m the only one in my family who watches dramas! Whether it be Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, Argentinean, Filipino, or Spanish! Of course, everyone thinks I’m crazy too! Why? Because I turned off cable and subscribed to a premium internet provider, just so I can stream Dramafever, viki, crunchroll, Netflix, Hulu and occasionally, DramaCrazy

7. I’ve been a member of twitter since 2009 but did not start tweeting until 2012! Thanks KDramas!

8. If I can’t get assigned there, I’m desperately trying to get on a temporary assignment to George Mason University’s future SongDo, S. Korean Global University Campus opening in 2014! Dreams do come true!

9. I watch all kinds of dramas! But I prefer crime, historical, medical and revenge melodramas. I really watch the romances last.

10. I don’t like to cook but I don’t mind cleaning the kitchen after YOU cook. I trained my daughters from the age of 12 to cook and then I let them take over. The only time I cook is holidays: Thanksgiving and Christmas. That’s it!

11. Shhh.. On some days! Don’t tell my daughter

Answer the Question that kakashi Asked

What are my all-time-favorite KDrama?
I have to answer this by genre. I really cannot say I have just “one” favorite. The minute I narrow down to one, another pops in my head to remind me why I liked that one so much and then I have to watch it again. So here is my answer, by genre, in pictures:

49 Days-Fantasy
Queen InHyun’s Man-Romance
Time Between Dog and Wolf-Action
Shut Up Flower Boy Band-Musical
The Princess’s Man-Historical
Golden Time-Medical
Bad Couple-Comedy
King 2Hearts-Political
Vampire Prosecutor-Vampire/Supernatural
What’s Up-School

Answer the Question that missienelly Asked

UPDATE #2: I’m triply (is that a word?) honored with my third nomination from missienelly. Again, many thanks for the nod. Here’s my answers to your questions.

1. What is your favorite sageuk drama? And why?

 The Princess’s Man remains, to this date, my number one, favorite sageuk of all times. Sure, I have seen a lot of sagueks but it remains the only drama that of this genre that I have watched, repeatedly. I loved the love story, the acting and the action. Park Shi Hoo did a tremendous job and this role made me a fan. I loved this drama so much that it took weeks for me to watch anything else. I literally stopped watching dramas for about 3 weeks. It took Padam Padam and Fermentation Family to bring me back.
2. Did anyone complain that you’re watching too much drama? Who did? And how did you justify it to them?
Sure, my daughter did for awhile but she pretty much gave up. The good thing is she watches stuff excessively (Hell’s Kitchen, Snapped! Bad Girls) so she knows better to complain about me anymore. Plus, we have, what I like to call “quality viewing time” where we watch Once Upon A Time, True Blood, Game of Thrones, and the occasional Movie day on the weekends.

Answer the Question that Michele Asked

UPDATE #1: Thanks for the second nomination, Michele! Well appreciated. Here are the answers to your questions.

1.  If a K-star (drama or pop) were to climb through your window to spend the evening with you, who would it be and why?

Easy, easy! Who else but Lee Jun Ki!! I would love spending one day with him just to talk about his career and why he chose it. I would like to be his friend and confidante in the future and my hopes would be for him to branch out to the US more. There are a lot of potential fans here, waiting to meet him and love him as much as we do!!

2. If you could switch places with any female lead character, who would it be and in which drama?

I would have to go with Choi Hee Jin in the drama Queen In Hyun’s Man. Just to be able to experience such a great romance would be wonderful. I’m too old to be interested in such things but to live a day as Choi Hee Jin with my own Kim Boong Do? Man, I could die happy!

Do Nominate

I’m new to blogging and rabidly reading blogs! I come across new blogs, thanks to all of my twitter friends. I’ve met (through twitter) a lot of people worldwide and I love their opinions, whether I agree or not. But, for someone who watches a lot of dramas of all kinds, it’s nice to be able to talk with others watching the same dramas and reading their thoughts. So here are my nominations:

Michele:–Because we both love Rain and we loved him before we knew he could sing!
Sweetandtastytv:–Love her articles, especially the food ones! Next time I’m in LA, I know where to go!
OrionsRamblings:–Even if we disagree, there is one thing that we will always agree on: Our love for Kang Dong Won!
Nelly:–We really do watch a lot of the same things. So we tend to share a lot of tweets weekly!!
Cherry:–Met on Facebook when I joined the KDrama Chat, now we follow each other on twitter!
Stephanie:–Also met on Facbook when I joined the KDrama Chat. We both share a love for the drama, Gloria!

My Single Question
Why do you blog? And how often?  (I admit to being a lazy blogger!)