Korean movie review: My Mighty Princess

Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Mighty Princess isn't your normal high school movie and there's no princess involved. Instead, this movie depicts the life of a girl who has inherited the super natural traits from her parents and she's a martial art prodigy. So you're expected to see some human beings flying around clashing their swords. Yawnage? Not exactly as this movie managed to entertain me for 2 hours. Yup, this is a romance comedy movie.

My Mighty Princess

My Mighty Princess stars Shin Min Ah as Kang So Hwi and On Joo Wan as Il Young.

Here's the summary of the movie:
(Copy and paste from AsianWiki. Opps.....)

Kang So-Hwi, a beautiful martial arts prodigy, is about to embark on a journey into adulthood. But her journey is like no other. Her super-human strength and martial arts prowess scares away her fellow undergrads and even the boy she has fallen for. Devastated, So-Hwi decides to give up martial arts and takes a different path. Her father, a martial artist himself, is afraid of losing an heiress to the family’s martial artistry, and missions So-Hwi’s old buddy Il-Young to persuade her to stay in the field. Meanwhile, the evil Heuk-Bong provokes a war to conquer the martial arts world with the legendary Fine Blade he stole in the past, killing every swordsman one after another. So-Hwi’s father comes to a showdown with Heuk-Bong, but the battle leaves him fatally injured. On the brink of her father’s death, So-Hwi picks up a sword again with a burning desire for revenge.

Credits: AsianWiki

My review:

As I've mentioned above, this is a romance comedy movie with martial arts involved. So Hwi(Shin Min Ah), the iron girl with super human strength who can bend iron bar, carry huge stones and wouldn't faint when a construction worker accidentally drops a hammer on her head. Haha like wth man... but I cracked up at that scene. LOL

This movie doesn't have much logic as it's only made to garner laughter from viewers so it shouldn't be watched in a serious mode. I felt as if I was watching an anime with real action.

Although the overall story is good, I don't feel the satisfaction that I'll always get when I've watched a great movie. So I guess this movie doesn't fit into my liking. However, I can't help to notice that Shin Min Ah's performance is rather good. I wouldn't say that it's her best since I've never watched any of her other movie or drama before but I'll say My Mighty Princess turns out to be better because of her.

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There goes another exam!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Hi everyone! Today marks the end of my mid-term exams and the countdown of 6 more weeks to
final exams!!

What the heck?!

And not to forget the heaps of assignments still left untouched with due dates that are within weeks from now.

Can I have some rest please?


It's the mid of December already, aka the sales month but I still haven't had the time to go shopping.
Please....I'm craving for new year clothes already!

Anyway, mid-term was a mess. Well, not literally but partially.
I can't remember what I did except.....

I looked at the exam questions, then I looked around me. Everyone was busy writing and punching the calculator buttons, so I followed them.


I have no idea what I was doing...

But I want to say that the I-have-no-idea-what-I'm-doing feeling was awesome!
I have no idea why I was feeling that way.
I must be crazy.

The rest is history.

Time, please stop...

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Hello! Here's a short update again. I know I should be studying but I can't concentrate right know so I decided to take a break from studies for awhile. I'll keep this short and sweet, okay?

I can't believe it's December already. Everyone is greeting December like it's the most joyful month of the year. I mean......of course it should be joyful for those who will be celebrating Christmas. But, Christmas falls on Tuesday and I still need to attend classes on Monday and Wednesday, unlike those who are having holidays for the whole month of December. How to enjoy Christmas? Not shiok lor.....

Without me realizing, it's December already, indicating the nearing of 2013 and the end of 2012 soon. And then I'll be 21 by next year. OMG! Why so fast turn 20+?! It's okay la.......my birthday is in September so I'm still 20.....but I feel like I'm still 17 or 18. lol!

I didn't realize I hadn't change my calendar until a month ago(November), I took a look at it and it showed OCTOBER 2011. Lol......why didn't I bother to change it? It's too late to change now since 2012 is ending soon. I'll make sure to get myself a 2013 calendar next year and place it on my desk. I must!

In the midst of a busy life, there were times when I thought to myself.....

How nice if I can go back in time.
How nice if time can stop, even if it's just for a few minutes.

Imagine that. If you were given a chance to go back in life, what will you do? Where will you be?
But time can never stop. I can never go back. Whatever done is done. Life will go on forever, and I shall forever live with it, yeah.....the memories.

I sound emo? A little I guess. Maybe studied too much then brain went haywire. Hahaha!

Anyway, here's a music video with the song title 'Time, please stop'.

This music video depicts a modern version of the Snow White where Snow White isn't typical princess or a good little girl we know all these while from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In this modern era, Snow White is just a girl who loves clubbing a lot. Of course, there are dwarfs, the evil stepmother and the huntsman but in this video, Snow White also has a lover. This is a twisted version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Singer: Davichi
Song title: Time, please stop
(T-ara's Eunjung as Snow White in this video.)

Before the tears fall down, please stop there.
Before the separation comes, please stop there.
Before exam comes, time, please stop there until I finished my studies.

2012 MAMA in Hong Kong

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sacrificed my study time yesterday, all thanks to MAMA.
What is MAMA?
MAMA is not mum. =="
MAMA simply means Mnet Asian Music Awards.

MAMA is one of the major k-pop music award ceremonies held annually in asia. It was held in Singapore last year; Hongkong this year.

Well, I'm not really complaining that MAMA is a waste of time because it's not at all. As expected, the stage props, sound system, lighting, and stage performances were awesome!

Adam Lambert's special performance was great. Bigbang was as awesome as always, and PSY, as expected, did his famous horse dance on stage and sang like a king. OPPA GANGNAM STYLE!!
Guys dressed smartly; girls dressed beautifully. Each and everyone who received an award totally deserves the title.

Ailee won her deserved title as the Best New Female Artist 2012. Awesome!

I'm so happy that Davichi won the title of Best Vocal Performance - Group. Beautiful women with powerful vocals. As a fan, I'm so proud of them!

And then I spotted something peculiar. Joker, Two-face and Bane from Batman attended too. LOL! Was there some kind of cosplay going on?

My sister kept telling me that they're Bigbang members. She said:" They even went up stage to collect their award la!". G-Dragon was dressed as Joker, Daesung as Two-face and Bane is............U WANT TO SAY THAT'S TAEYANG?? IT'S IMPOSSIBLE HE GOT TALLER AND FATTER!! Though I thought Two-face really looks like Daesung. Haha.... Then what about TOP and Seungri? Where are they?

I was almost conned into thinking Joker and Two-face are Bigbang members but Bane........impossible la.....

I kept wondering what group is this and couldn't really figure it out until they went up on stage again to collect another award. They were EPIK HIGH! No wonder la there were only three people.

Epik High won an award too for Best Rap Performance.

The overall award ceremony was great but I must say......no matter how awesome it was, I shouldn't have watched it all. I shouldn't have. I should be studying instead. Now, I'm left regretting and wondering how I'm going to face my exam tomorrow. *sigh*

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