Saturday, 4 August 2012

J-Drama Review~ Hana Yori Dango

Hello my sunshines,
 How are you all doing? Well I'm currently stuck in my airconditioned room because if I go outside I will melt *reenacts the witch from wizard of oz * . 
As you can read from the Titles today I will be reviewing the world famous Hana Yori Dango Drama.
The drama is based on the famous manga/anime Boys Over flowers and was turned into a drama in 2005 and had a second season aired in 2007.It also has a Korean version of the series aired on t.v. in 2009, but I will talk about that another time.

Quick overview of the story:
 The story takes place in Japan. A girl named Tsukushi Makino a pauper enters a school  for the most wealthiest in Japan. One day her friend Sakurako spills orange juice on the leader of the F4.He proceeds to give her the ''red cards'' which turns the whole school against her. Unlike the others the fights back and doesn't kneel to him. One of the members of the F4 can't stand the bullying and helps her out and Tsukushi falls for him. After a while Tsukasa (the Leader ) falls in love with tsukushi and expresses his feeling for her, but for a while she is in love with Rui Hanazawa ( a.k.a. the nice guy). The whole story is based around the love triangle and Tsukasas mother being against the relationship against the rich heir of the family and a mere pauper.

I watched the anime about 1 year ago or so, so I don't remember much. But as far as I can remember, the drama is pretty spot on.The biggest differences I could find was , how Tsukushi got the red card, the cheat scene with Rui, Tsukasa moving to New York and the memory loss scene. Let me explain what I mean.
In the anime, Tsukushi got the red card because her friend fell on Tsukasa and she stood up for her, where as in the drama Sakurako spilled orange juice on him.The cheat scene was what really disappointed me though, according to the anime, Tsukushi kissed Rui when they were on holiday on a island. But in the drama they were in the school, that wouldn't bother me that much but the fact that they didn't even kiss, they hugged was what bothered me. I understand that flying them out to an island would cost a lot of money, but a kiss would have been ok.Tsukasa moving to America, I don't find it a bad thing, I actually really liked the idea, cause it meant that there would be a season 2 as well so I consider it a bonus. Now for the memory loss scene.In the drama when Tsukushis family move away and she joins them, Tsukasa went there and hurt him self, thus getting memory loss and forgetting that she even exists. Like I said before, I don't remember much from the anime, but I remember that he never loss his memory, but I understand that for the sake of having a few more episodes and it being a ''take'' on the anime, they had to have a few differences to keep it more interesting.

I loved the soundtrack! All of the songs were nice and thanks to the drama I'm a HUGE arashi fan now :)
Song names:
Arashi~ Love So Sweet, Wish
Ai Otsuka~ Planetarium 
Utada Hikaru~ Flavor Of Life

Over all a fantastic drama so I will rate it 4.9/5 . I took away 0.1 because I was disappointed with the cheat scene, but the plot was amazing and I finished off both season 1&2 in 3 days so  it was really good and I have no life. I know a lot some of the actors from other dramas like Rui was Sano in Hana Kimi and Akira from Koizora so bonus ;)

So that's all for todays post. I'm currently watching GTO and To The Beautiful You but I will review them only when they are finished. I've watched a few other dramas and will review them soon.
Take care,

Worlds Biggest Mosque, 8-star Hotel & Ferrari World!

Hello my sunshines,
( I have decided to be opening my blog like this [ I have no idea why though lol!])
Like I mentioned in my previous post, I visited Abu Dhabi whilst in Dubai. The experience is one in a life time! The architectures of the buildings is outstanding!

 We left the house at about 10 am. and arrived at 12, since we were lost for like  45 min -_-

Ok so I first stop was Sheikh Zayeed Mosque. At the entrance there will be women giving you ladies habaya (i have no idea how it is spelt lol) [fyi it's the black dresses that arabic women wear] and if you are mail and you are wearing shorts they will give you as well. 
Few pics of how it is outside-

These are mosaics that were on the walls. This one had a water tap thinggy  also. The water was cool and refreshing ;)

The head piece is made out of 24k gold! And there are like i don't know 100 of them!

When we arrived it was prayer time so we were outside in the freakin' heat! Thank god the bathrooms had aircon, we stayed in there for like 20 mins lol. 
The prayers wash their feet here before they pray

Another freakin' huge mosaic!

Entering the Mosque. There is a little hall way thing before you enter . Oh p.s. you have to take your shoes off to enter, the floor was freezing! But it was so pretty~

Now the good part, this place was gorgeous! I can't even describe in words how beautiful it was. The carpet you see, it the worlds biggest. And it's all ONE PIECE! Honestly, this is the most beautiful place i have ever seen!It's breath taking~

Once we left the mosque we went to Emirates palace, it's a 8star hotel. Abu Dhabis sheikh used to live there and now it's a huge-ass-expensive hotel! But boy was it gorgeous.

Even the freakin' doornobs had diamonds on them!

We didn't really do anything at ferrari world :/ , we just camwhored for a bit and left.We hadn't eaten all day and were starving so we took a few pics and left and all of our cams died of battery -_-.I think they have the worlds fastest roller coaster , it goes to 210 k/h in just 2sec.! But in the summer it doesn't work so if you are planning to go I would advise winter time :)

That was all for my trip to abu dhabi, if you have any questions, ask me and if I can I will answer them ;)
Till next time,