Author: tallkoreangirl

Somebody S2 E1: Welcome to the some-stay

Somebody is back for season 2! If you haven’t watched Season 1, I strongly recommend it. Somebody is a reality show on Mnet that brings together 10 dancers of various genres to dance with each other – and possible form love connections on the way. We know from Season 1 that couples can form (yay Joori and Seung Hyuk) so we are going into this with a positive attitude! The first episode is a intro into each dancer. They give a short intro and actually give a short dance in front of them. Hye Soo got the most first impression votes. Her genre is Korean Modern Dance. It’s no mystery that she got the most attention as she gives off the sweet, cute lovely vibes all at once. She’s very elegant in her dances as she twirls to IU’s Through the Night. And there are definitely at least two guys that fall for her hard with these moves. Yena is the next to go. Initially, the response from the viewers were pretty negative. She revealed …

Love Catcher S2 E8: The truth comes out + Where are they now?

Before you get into episode 3, remember to read about episode 1 here and episode 2 here and episode 3 here and episode 4 here and episode 5 here and episode 6 here and episode 7 here! Dun, dun dun! The final episode! Everyone’s identities will finally be revealed in this review. And I also have been following the members on their Instagram and I will share my thoughts on where they are now! This time it’s the guys’ turn to choose their dates. Jung Jin chooses Sae Ra, Yeon Woo chooses So Young, In Ook and Chan Woo choose Ga Bin. In Ook’s the most confident as he walks in the girls’ room as now everyone knows he’s a Love Catcher (and the girls all want him). He even asks Ga Bin on a date in front of everyone (ha, Yeon Woo in the middle of them). I think this is adorable. The tension in this room gets high as shortly after this, Chan Woo comes into the room and asks Ga Bin to come outside with him – where he asks her on a …

Love Catcher S2 E7: Love lines strengthen

Before you get into episode 3, remember to read about episode 1 here and episode 2 here and episode 3 here and episode 4 here and episode 5 here and episode 6 here! Everyone looks like they’ve had a rough night. Just to recap, they had to send two roommates home the night before. But can someone tell me why Chan Woo has to wear a suit to breakfast? Today’s mission has given an upper hand to the girls: they have to pick two guys they want to go on a date with. The flipside is that the guys pick one person from their list. It seems like Sae Ra is pretty set. She only has her eyes on Jung Jin (and vice versa). The girls choose as follows (along with who the guys picked): Sae Ra: Jung Jin and Chan Woo So Young: In Ook and Yeon Woo Yeon Seo: In Ook and Yeon Woo Ga Bin: In Ook and Chan Woo This episode gives you the feels by starting off with Jung Jin and Sae Ra first. They’re definitely googly eyes for …

Love Catcher S2 E6: The most suspicious get eliminated

Before you get into episode 3, remember to read about episode 1 here and episode 2 here and episode 3 here and episode 4 here and episode 5 here! It’s been a long time coming and definitely overdue but here are the recaps and my thoughts of the last three episodes of this nail-biting reality show! We ended the last episode with Chan Woo trying to secretly ask Ga Bin on a date in front of everyone but she didn’t buy it. And we start this episode with Yeon Woo doing Min Suk’s hair as they get ready for the last couple’s challenge: doll making. So Young is finally coupled with In Ook. She has been eyeing him since the first meeting and is definitely excited about the date! Young Seo and Chan Woo have a heart-to-heart on the car ride to their date. Yeong Seo worries that she didn’t express herself enough and Chan Woo worries that the person he likes is slowly pushing themselves away. When everyone arrives at the cafe, the first scene is finger curling. So Young acts …

Why I stopped blogging (and why I’m starting again)

On one of my posts, there was one comment I remember clearly: “Why do you write on topics like this? Nobody cares. Stop blogging.” It stung. It stung hard. It was one comment but the words were sharp. I sat with my laptop on the floor and cried all of that Thursday night. And the next day, I decided to not write on my blog again. It’s taken me 56 days to get back to my site again, and I’m still nervous when I think back to how I felt that one day. Since then, a lot of things have changed. The sidewalks are now filled with winter parkas, and coffee shops smell like pumpkin spice lattes. Instead of ‘Hot Girl Summer’ we are singing carols and waiting patiently for those Black Friday deals to drop. But in my personal life, I feel almost lifeless. Even with all the changes around me, I felt – and still feel – stuck in that moment to when I read that. Not too long after that time, news …

Love Catcher S2 E5: Knocking on the wrong door

Before you get into episode 3, remember to read about episode 1 here and episode 2 here and episode 3 here and episode 4 here! So to recap from last episode, the love triangle is now a love square with Ga Bin in the middle, Chae Rang is being oddly sneaky, and Jung Jin and Sae Ra are still hinting at their interest in each other. The episode starts off with tension between Yeon Woo and In Ook. Now if you remember Yeon Woo went on a date with Ga Bin the day before. But if I’m going to be honest here, the celebrity cast was only focused on how Yeon Woo was shirtless (again). Then it quickly jumps to the kitchen where there are hearts flying around Jung Jin and Sae Ra. As the only ones awake, they cook breakfast together – feeding each other, staring at each other. These two are a definite couple, whether money or love. There’s another palpable tension in the girls’ room. Chae Rang, going into the secret room …

A tall girl’s review of Netflix’s “Tall Girl” movie: Where it falls short

Clearly, I needed to watch this movie as duh, that’s me – the tall girl – but here I will give my honest review on Netflix’s new rom com, “Tall Girl” and where it hits close to heart, but of course, also falls short. A quick summary of the plot: Jodi (played by Ava Michelle) is the tallest girl in her high school at 6’1″. She has always felt uncomfortable in her own skin. To add to it, she is endlessly mocked by her classmates for her height and tries to avoid attention at all costs – until Stig, the Swedish foreign exchange student, comes in. This Netflix movie, as cheesy and exaggerated as it is, actually has pretty relatable parts. The classmates constantly ask Jodi, “How’s the weather up there?” and on a real note, I’ve only gotten that question two or three times. But if there is a routine question I would get, it would be “Do you play volleyball or basketball?” or “It must be hard finding a guy taller than you.” …

Love Catcher S2 E4: The love triangle becomes a love square

Spoiler alert: never underestimate the youngest of the group. Before you get into episode 3, remember to read about episode 1 here and episode 2 here and episode 3 here! Chae Rang and In Ook scheduled a breakfast-making date the day before, making this the first time these two are alone together. Chae Rang gets ready at 8:30 am, and I mean this girl is full makeup ready with some fancy dangle earrings. The thing is, In Ook forgets and goes jogging with two other guys. Disappointed, she comes back to the girls’ side of the house and then Sae Ra with the cute save “How can people go running this early?” Again, my new girl crush. To our surprise (or not), when In Ook comes back he doesn’t even remember he made such plans. Lol. Leave it to the sweet guys Jung Jin and Chan Woo to the rescue with helping Chae Rang for breakfast. Is there a theme that people follow every day? I mean, these guys are head to toe identical in …

5 FREE weekly planner templates to get you motivated

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been in a funk. You know, the ‘I don’t want to do anything’ kind of funk. I have been skipping the gym, eating out a bunch, and pushed off all errands. I’ve also been a grinch to everyone near and dear to me (sorry, mom!) but yesterday, I said enough was enough. I typically write out my tasks in my medium monthly planner but as much as this is a great way to organize the month of September, seeing some of the upcoming events (I’m presenting at a conference at the end of this month) scares me a bit. So I thought it would be of more motivation to write out weekly tasks and goals. I’ve created 5 FREE weekly planner templates so you can write down your fitness, self care, work, errands/tasks, etc for this week! Click on the links below each preview to download yours right now! And let me know which one you like the best in the comments below.

Love Catcher S2 E3: The pool of jealousy

Spoiler alert: Min Seok’s identity will be revealed in this review! Before you get into episode 3, remember to read about episode 1 here and episode 2 here! Tensions start to rise as love lines start to form. But before we get into that, can we get an amen to the men who took off their shirts in this episode? The first one is Yeon Woo. Let’s just say, never underestimate the youngest of the bunch! So Young expresses to Ga Bin that she has an interest in In Ook, and Ga Bin reveals that she feels the same but also is confused because she also is interested in Chan Woo. But zoom out, and you’ll see that while they’re talking, Chae Rang is in front of them “looking in the mirror” but actually secretly snitching on the other two girls. Goodness, I called it from the beginning that this girl is all about being a Money Catcher. Side note, as much as I am not a huge fan of Chae Rang, her earrings are …