For your evening : Hallyu
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Did your part of the world get hit by the wave too? You might have heard of Gangnam style. Hallyu or Korean Wave is the term that's used to describe Korean culture that's become global trend. From their music, fashion, to film. I think I started paying attention for it after I watched Running Man. Can't get enough of that show. And as I started to learn about film-making, I used to watch music clips, tv commercials, films or videos from other countries to learn and for inspiration. Even though I'm not a fan of all the music idols, there are some good musicians that I enjoy. And in term of filmmaking, Korea is a hot spot for it. Busan International Film Festival that's held annually is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world - I share my Asian pride on this matter. When I read articles about how Korean built their entertainment kingdom, there are things that made me cringe, for sure, but aside from that, industrially speaking, it's very impressive that they could take the world successfully.
Here's some of my favorites if you'd like to check :
You're a spy if you don't watch Running Man - I always die in laughter watching it. I'm totally impressed by the creative, weird and pranky challenges the show creates.
Okay, I admit it. I cried a lot when I watched Miracle In Cell no. 7 - about a mentally-ill man who's convicted for a child molestation and murder he never did that set him apart from his beloved daughter.
Speaking of warmer days, Bicycle makes me feel the scent of a relax beautiful summer days.