Ruler: Master of The Mask OST and BGM

Ruler: Master of the Mask or Emperor: Owner of the Mask is my latest watched drama. It is a drama I have been waiting for since a long time ago after both @wow_kimsohyun (as Han Ga Eun) and Yoo Seung Ho (as crown Prince Lee Sun) confirmed as the main leads.

Both were talented child actor/actress and consider young also successful in the Kdrama industry. In terms of acting, they are known as masters of melodrama who could portray emotional scene very well. Hence, both acting is not disappointing at all throughout the drama.

Their acting is a top notch. They don’t have to speak through words. Their eyes, facial expression, and gesture told us all. Not to mention, both visual are absolutely beautiful and handsome.

I also love almost all the supporting cast, be it a protagonist or antagonist. They have their own background story which unfortunately uncovered for only 20 episode drama. From a pitiful Lee Sun, a strong Hwa Goon, a hateful Dae Mok, a smart Woo Boo, a cool Chung Woon, funny Moo Ha, a badass Mae Chang, an irritating Tae Ho, a mysterious Gon, a cutie Kko Mool and many more.The story is kinda heavy, not typical lighthearted, romance, or melodrama that easy to digest as we watched. And this is not, a romance drama that circle on the 2 main leads only (like most of the drama nowadays).

This is a drama about the journey of a pure and innocent crown prince (Seja) to become a true king, a true ruler, a true emperor for his people. But, that is exactly what makes this drama interesting to watch and wait for. The angst is almost in every episodes that make me cringe at the end of it.

Eventhough many viewers comment about the plot hole or undeveloped character and many things, but it’s not enough to make me drop this drama halfway.

Despite of this drama controversy regarding the writing, the directing, also editing, I decide to enjoy the show till the end and support all of the cast and production team who have been working so hard for 7 month during 3 season. They all have done a seriously great job till the end.

After all, it is not an easy task to write, moreover, to write such a deep meaningful historical drama script for only 20 episode (as far as I watch this kind of historical drama, it always more than 20 episodes). And, trust me, the drama is amazing in the beginning, a little bit draggy in the middle, but it is getting better to the end with a satisfying ending.

The cinematography is beyond word, breathtakingly beautiful, especially if @wow_kimsohyun and  Yoo Seung Ho are in one frame, they are oozing with charming aura. So many scenes that look as beautiful as a painting, surreal. I can not even decide which I like best since it is too many.

The OST involve many artists and more than I expected. They were all good and ear catching and somehow connected to the emotion in each scene. Even the BGM and the sound effect are worth listening because they are very fit to every scene in the drama.  Kudos to the sound director and music director, which make me post the list here. My favorite are songs by Hwang Chi Yeol, K. Will, Hwan Hee, Kim Yeon Ji, and Suran.

Last, this is definitely one of my favorite historical drama, alongside The Moon that Embrace The Sun, Jewel in the palace, Jumong, and The Legend. This drama could have been more than all of those dramas. It have potential to be one. The story idea, the cast, the cinematography, the sound, the music, even the dialogues (lines) are consider high quality. If, just if, the story development is much better.

But hey, there is no perfect drama. A drama can not pleased every viewers. Furthermore, it is only 20 episode historical drama, which apparently is not enough. But one thing for sure. This drama definitely deserved awards.

1. Yang Yo Seob (BEAST) – Couldn’t cry because I’m a man (Ruler OST Part 1)

2. Yang Yo Seob (BEAST) – Couldn’t cry because I’m a man (inst.)

3. Bolbbalgan4 – You and me from the start (Ruler OST Part 2)

4. Bolbbalgan4 – You and me from the start (inst.)

5. Hwang Chi Yeol – Even A Little While (Ruler OST Part 3)

6. Hwang Chi Yeol – Even A Little While (inst.)

7. Kei (Lovelyz) – Star And Sun (Ruler OST Part 4)

8. Kei (Lovelyz) – Star And Sun (inst.)

9. Kim Yeon Ji – Between Seasons (Ruler OST Part 5)

10. Kim Yeon Ji – Between Seasons (inst.)

11. Kim Na Young – I’m OK (Ruler OST Part 6)

12. Kim Na Young – I’m OK (inst.)

13. Yang Yo Seob – Tree (Ruler OST Part 7)

14. Yang Yo Seob – Tree (inst.)

15. K. Will – The Person I Love (Ruler OST Part 8)

16. K. Will – The Person I Love (inst.)

17. Hwan Hee – Shine (Ruler OST Part 9)

18. Hwan Hee – Shine (inst.)

19. Seo Young Eun –  Flowing down my cheeks (Ruler OST Part 10)

20. Seo Young Eun –  Flowing down my cheeks (inst.)

21. Gavy NJ – Affection/ Love (Ruler  OST Part 11)

22. Gavy NJ – Affection/ Love (inst.)

23. Zia – Though I want you (Ruler OST Part 12)

24. Zia – Though I want you (inst.)

25. Kim Greem – One person (Ruler OST Part 13)

26. Kim Greem – One person (inst.)

27. L (INFINITE) – It’s Okay Even If It’s Not Me•„ (Ruler OST Part 14)

28. L (INFINITE) – It’s Okay Even If It’s Not Me•„ (inst.)

29. Suran – Water Orchid (Ruler OST Part 15)

30. Suran – Water Orchid (inst.)

31. Kim So Hyun – Can’t You Hear My Heart (Ruler OST Part 16)

32. Kim So Hyun – Can’t You Hear My Heart (inst.)

33. U Sung Eun – Hidden tears (Ruler Part 17)

34. U Sung Eun – Hidden tears (inst.)

35. Heo Young Saeng (SS301) –  Look at you (Ruler OST Part 18)

36. Heo Young Saeng (SS301) –  Look at you (inst.)

 

37. Han Ga Eun theme (Piano cover by Nickey Piano)

38. Princess’s sadness (piano cover by Nickey Piano)

39. Opening music

40. Be worried (BGM)

41. Sad (BGM)

42. V.A. – Monarch Main title (ins.)

43. V.A. – Anger Behind The Mask (inst.)

44. V.A. – Chaotic Tension (inst.)

45. V.A. – Battle for Blood (inst.)

46. V.A. – Toxic flower (inst.)

47. V.A. – Monarch Pizz Comic (inst.)

48. V.A. – Ga Eun Sonata (inst.)

49. V.A. – Destiny Waltz (inst.)

50. V.A. – Advance of the Monarch (inst.)

51. V.A. – Situation (inst.)

52. V.A. – Strong strike (inst.)

53. V.A. – The Beginning Of The Fate (inst.)

54. V.A. – Ramification (inst.)

55. V.A. – Decision (inst.)

56. V.A. – Bright mind (inst.)

57. V.A. – Rattle (inst.)

58. V.A. – Love of the Monarch (inst.)

59. V.A. – The space of secret (inst.)

60. V.A. – Longing (inst.)

61. V.A. – Conspiracy (inst.)

 

62. V.A. – Carrying out (inst.)

63. V.A. – Pain hearts (inst.)

64. V.A. – Kingdom’s gate (inst.)

 

 

 

 

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Chicago Typewriter OST and BGM

After survived from a challenging week, I reward myself by watching ongoing kdrama. Currently obsessed with Chicago Typewriter which is very underrated, IMHO. This drama is superb. It definitely will be one of the best drama in my list. So, please bare with me. I’m going to rant a lot over this drama.
At first, I was curious about Im Soo Jung (@soojunglim_) who comeback to dramaland after 13 years off. She is so great in I’m Sorry I Love You also …Ing and many other movies. Yoo Ah In (@hongsick) also draws my attention since he always play a challenging character, meaningful if I may say. Just look at his previous work such as Sungkyungkwan ScandalFashion King, Jang Ok Jung. There is also Go Kyung Pyo (@kopular) which left good impression on me after Flower Boy Next Door and Reply 1988.

After I watch the first few episodes. I realized it is such a great drama, an unpredictable one.

The storyline. It is mostly about life of a writer but they deliver it in a very interesting way. The idea of using past (Korea in 1930) and present time as setting for their story is something that I rarely seen in kdrama world. Since ‘writer’ is the big theme of the drama, they spoiled me with many book reference, writer reference, beautiful book cafe, inspiring book quotes, and last but not least, amazing privat library of writers. Me, as a bookworm myself, could not ask for more. Books is everywhere.

The cast. I was amazed on how @hongsick perfectly portrayed the eccentric brassy filthy rich writer #hansejoo in the present time and a mysterious poised #seohwiyoung in the past as if they were two character portrayed by 2 different actor. Not to mention the deep, genuine, and cutest bromance with his literally ‘ghost’writer @kopular . The love line with @soojunglim_ which is more than just ‘cheesy’ romance. Add with an eccentric, funny, and random editor played by the #goblin secretary. All I can say, they are the best cast for this drama. .

The OST. Oh my, TVN always provides great OSTs, including this one. All OST and background music are perfectly connect to the story. So far, my favorites is Satellite by SaltNPaper also one from SG.Wannabe.

Last, I love how they include mystery, writer issues, publishing issues, politic issues, world problem, pop culture, fashion, and art in this drama without too dramatize or exaggerate.

So here are some of the OST:

1. SALTNPAPER – Satellite

2. CeeLo – Better Late Than Never [episode 1, during Han Se Joo book fansign in Chicago)

3. Celine Dion – Power of love [episode 1, the scene when the dog run to Jeon Seol instead of Se Joo]

4. Benny Goodman – Sing, Sing, Sing [episode 2, music for dancing scene of the trio in Carpe Diem]

5. Nam In Su – Impressive days [episode 2, the song that the trio sing while walking together]

6. Ruth Etting – All of me [episode 3, the record that Shin Hyul played)

7. Blooming Memories – Baek Ye Rin [episode 3]

8. The Platters – Only you [episode 4, when Bang Jin met Yoo Jin Oh]

9.  Park Dan Ma – Wind [Episode 5, Su Yeon sang in Carpe Diem]

10. Park Dan Ma – Wind [Episode 5, Im Soo Jung Version]

11. Writing Our Stories – SG. Wannabe [ending episode 5]

12. Broccoli, you too – Unless give damage to others [episode 7, Se Joo and his editor at the cafe]

13. Be My Light – Kevin Oh [episode 7]

14. Ed Sheeran – Bloodstream [episode 8, when Jeon Seol and Tae Min in the café]

15. Boni Pueri (Czech Boy Choir) – Come with me

16. Boni Pueri (Czech Boy Choir) – Time walk

17. Various Artist – Remember The Novel We Wrote That Day (inst.)

18. Various Artist – Time Travel (inst.)

19. Various Artist – Main title (inst.)

20. Various Artist – Aim the Gun (inst.)

21. Various Artist – Han Se Ju and Jeon Seol theme (inst.)

22. Various Artist – Ghostwriter Yoo Jin Oh (inst.)

 

 

 

A Magical Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams Tour in Singapore

Finally, after discovering the Henderson Waves and strolling around malls, the reason of us being in Singapore, A Magical Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams Tour in Singapore.

It was sudden and unplanned. As if one of dream comes true. It never crossed in my mind that I would be fulfilling one of my dream, now.

So, bucket list: Watch Coldplay Concert Live, check!

Back then, I fell in love with “Yellow,” so hard. Since then, Coldplay became one of my favorite all time bands. All of their album are never disappointed me.

The first time I heard Chris Martin voice all over the Singapore national stadium singing A head full of dream as their first song that night, I felt goosebumps all over my body.

And when I heard them singing Yellow and Fix you, right in front of my eyes, I was totally speechless and freeze, literally.

The rest of the night felt magical, very unreal. It was surely an adventure of a lifetime. I was like in a rollercoaster of emotion. From thrill to pure bliss to heart flutters to tears.

What. An. Amazing. Concert. Ever.

Along the concert, I screamed, I sang, I jumped, I cried, and I freeze. The venue, the light, the laser, the xyloband, the crowd, the confetti, the balloon, the music, the song, the sound system, and the band itself were beyond perfect.

I may not be in the best spot as all I could see was Coldplay members as small as ants. But, being physically there in one place as them and sang along with them made me couldn’t ask for more at the moment.

Most of the time, I hardly recorded them with my handphone (like many others did), but I did record them clearly in my head as an unforgettable memory. I thought, THIS IS A MUST WATCH WITH MY OWN TWO EYES.

So here were some of moment before the magical concert begins.

 

 

Fashion Show: “Passion” in Between with Maria Calista

Fashion show bertema passion ini memang dibagi menjadi 2 bagian. Selagi menanti bagian ke-2, kami dihibur oleh suara merdu seorang Maria Calista yang menyanyikan lagu singlenya berjudul “Satu kali lagi” dan cover lagu “Closer”.

maria

Seorang penyanyi yang sosoknya sedikit mengingatkan saya kepada Agnes Monica, baik dari wajah maupun kemampuan menyanyinya (kebetulan saya pernah menonton penampilan live Agnes Monica).

Selama ini mendengar single “Satu kali lagi” melalui radio atau via youtube. Kali ini menyaksikan langsung penampilannya yang ternyata sungguh memukau. Menurut saya, suara live Maria lebih bagus daripada rekamannya.

What a talented singer.

Next, Fashion Show: “Passion” Part 2

The K2 Kdrama OST

After being hiatus from kdrama world (the last one was Doctors), I decided to take a peek of currently airing kdrama. Then I bumped into this one drama from TVN called The K2. As always, TVN made always made a great drama (eventhough the ending not always as we wanted to be). Named it, Cheese In The Trap, Reply series, Signal, Another Oh Hae Young, Let’s Fight Ghost, Dear My Friends, Cinderella and Four Knights, Oh My Ghost, Let’s Eat, Misaeng, Flower Boy next Door, and Queen In Hyun’s man.

I’ve been hearing about this drama even before the drama airing. I was kinda interested because I heard Ji Chang Wook will be in it, the genre is action, and the writer is the same as the Yong Pal’s. Furthermore it will be in TVN. So yes, I’m in.

the-k2-korean-drama-2016-posterI finally watched it when it already in episode 6. So far, I like it. It just a matter of preferences. Many viewer don’t like it because of Yoona’s (SNSD) acting. But for me, she is not bad for an Idol Actress. In fact, she is much better. She is improving a lot (trust me, I’ve watched all of her dramas back then) in terms of acting. So I’m gonna give her credit for her role as Anna.

k2As for other cast, they are great. Loving the action scene and an intense conversation between the cast. Also loving a shred of comedy from Anna’s bodyguard. The truth is, I like the story line, unpredictable. I don’t know who is the true culprit as I think that every one in the drama could be the one. Have to watched it till the end to know about it then. And I did. Love this drama to the bone. Great cast, great act, great action, great plot, and great ending.

Now, talking about kdrama always involve its original soundtrack (OST). Since it is TVN, I am fond of the OST. Most of OST from TVN’s dramas never dissapoint me. Including The K2 drama which I am currently watching, now. Awesome OST, if I may say.

1. Kim Bo Hyung (Spica) – Today [OST Part 1]

2. Kim Bo Hyung (Spica) – Today [OST Part 1 instrumental]

3. Yoo Sung Eun – Sometimes [OST Part 2]

4. Yoo Sung Eun – Sometimes [OST Part 2, instrumental]

5. Yoona – Amazing Grace [episode 6 at the church, OST Part 2]

6. Min Kyunghoon – Love you [OST Part 4]

7. Min Kyunghoon – Love you [OST Part 4, instrumental]

8. Fight Theme scene of ji Chang Wook

9. Kevin Oh – Baby Blue [episode 8 at the cafe when a girl wrote in her SNS to look for the ‘angel’]

10. Frankie Valli – Can’t take my eyes of you [episode 5, Ramen couple, when Anna enjoy her ramen prepared by Je Ha]

11. The K2 Ep 12 – My Angel

12. Park Kwang Sun – As time stop by [OST Part 5]

13. Yang Sun Mi – Wolf’s Song [Track 12, episode 9 when Jeha and Anna play catch on the beach]

14. Yang Sun Mi – Wolf’s Knight [Track 10, episode ]

15. Various Artist – The Witch and The Girl [Track 8, episode ]

16. Yang Sun Mi – Anemone (Female Version) [Track 20, episode 15 when Jeha leave Yoo Jin and Cloud 9]

17. Various Artist – Anemone (Male Version) [Track 7, episode ]

18. Kim Min Young – The Witch Advice [Track 15, episode ]

19. Yang Sun Mi – Mirror Mirror [Track 9, episode ]

20. Various Artist – Quando Corpus Morietur [Track 11, episode ]

21. Various Artist – Witching Hour [Track 14, episode ]

22. Various Artist – Der Rosenkavalier [Track 16, episode ]

23. Various Artist – Against The Odds [Track 17, episode ]

24. Various Artist – A Queen of Forest [Track 18, episode ]

25. Various Artist – Anna’s Appassionata [Track 19, episode ]

26. Yang Sun Mi – Serenade [Track 13, episode ]

27. various Artist – The K2 main theme [track 1, Jeha fighting scene ]

 

Read also:
The K2 Soompi forum

 

Another Oh Hae Young List of OST and BGM

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Not long ago, I decided to give a break with TVN dramas because of one hell of rollercoaster and  a bit painful journey with their dramas, such as Reply 1988 and Cheese In The Trap. Actually, they are very good dramas, very very good indeed. It just somehow, along the way, there were so many things involved that make me think, “Aaah too bad, it could have been a great dramas ever.”

Anyway, I guess that just me being disappointed and hard to move on. Since I heard that Eric Mun comeback to kdramaland with Seo Hyun Jin, I really anticipate for it. I’ve known him since he is in Shinhwa and fell in love more when he play Super Rookie alongside Han Ga In. So, I can’t not really wait. But then, it will be in TVN. Darn! But, for the love of Eric, I decided to open my heart again for TVN * well, I always love TVN for their dramas and Music and Drama OST *

At first, Another Oh Hae Young or Another Miss Oh or Oh Hae Young Again is not quite known, especially when everyone in the galaxy still rooting for DOTS (descendant of The Sun). But me, I knew from the start that I will love this drama and it will be another good journey. I watch it because of the cast which I love for their acting in dramas. Let’s see, Kim Mi Kyung, my favorite actress which involved in many great dramas (The Heirs, Yong Pal, Can You Hear My Heart). Kim Ji Suk which I known from his role in Cheongdamdong Alice and Ye Ji Won from the latest Page Turner drama. As for the story, definitely refreshing, the whole family is entertaining. Not to mention, the idea that Eric is a sound producer, make it very interesting. The drama emphasize about sound a lot which a new knowledge and experience for drama viewers like me.

So, this drama currently airing and just reached episode 7 from the whole 18 episode. Pray that it will be a funny, romantic, and warm journey to the end. Just like the OST and BGM they had offered so far. A catchy, upbeat, warm, mellow song and music which now filling my playlist altogether with CITT OST, Goodbye Mr. Black OST, Beautiful Gong Shim OST, Coldplay, Adele and Shawn Mendez.

1. Wable – Little Miss Sunshine [OST Part 1]

2. Wable – Little Miss Sunshine [OST Part 1] – Instrumental

3. Ben – Just Like A Dream [OST Part 2]

4. Ben – Just Like A Dream [OST Part 2] – Instrumental

5. Seo Hyun Jin & Yu Seungwoo – What Is Love [OST Part 3]

6. Seo Hyun Jin & Yu Seungwoo – What Is Love [OST Part 3] – Instrumental

7. Roy Kim – Maybe I [OST Part 4]

8. Roy Kim – Maybe I [OST Part 4] – Instrumental

9. Jung Seung Hwan – If It Is You [OST Part 5]

10. Jung Seung Hwan – If It Is You [OST Part 5] – Instrumental

11. Sina & Pierre Faa – L’émerveillement (episode 4, Soo Kyung flashback of her time with her boyfriend)

12. Cheetah – Expectation (episode 2, at the club/bar when Do Kyung drink after P-OHY called him then he met J-OHY there)

13. Echae En Route – Uneasy Romance (episode 1 and episode 3, when Do Kyung met J-OHY in the street and when J-OHY saw P-OHY in the rain)

14. Kim Yoon A – One Fine Spring Day (episode 7, when J-OHY riding her bicycle while singing along the song from her earphone)

15. Lee Seok Hoon – I’ll be there [OST Part 6]

15. Lee Seok Hoon – I’ll be there [OST Part 6] – instrumental

16. The Black Skirts –  Till the end of time [OST Part 7]

17. The Black Skirts –  Till the end of time [OST Part 7] – instrumental

18. Shin Seung Hun – Sorry (episode 13, the song J-OHY and her friend listen in the car)

19. Wishtree Project – Sleepless Night (episode 14, when J-OHY read love letter from highschool in front of PDK)

20. GGotJamProject – Scattered [OST Part 8]

21. GGotJamProject – Scattered [OST Part 8] – instrumental

22. Various Artist – 나 심심하다 진짜… (inst. track no. 17)

23. Various Artist – 이사도라 펑키  (inst. track no. 16)

24. Various Artist – 설렘is (inst. track no. 14)

25. Various Artist – mistery (inst. track no. 13)

26. Various Artist – 난 내가 여전히… (inst. track no. 12)

27. Various Artist – HUL music (inst. track no. 11)

28. Various Artist – 헐~~  HUL word (inst. track no. 10)

29. Various Artist – 소풍 (inst. track no. 9) [Seo Hyun Jin & Yu Seungwoo – What Is Love jazzy instrumental version]

30. Various Artist – 오메~~ (inst. track no. 15)

GUNPLA: AEU ENACT CUSTOM TYPE

Sebenarnya saya mau posting mengenai gunpla sejak zaman dahulu kala. Tapi apa boleh buat, baru bisa terlaksana sekarang. Jadi, saya ini salah satu penggemar anime bergenre Mecha alias robot terutama GUNDAM * baca Gandam *. Apa saja seri Gundam yang masuk dalam daftar tontonan saya bisa dilihat di postingan berjudul 25 Gundam TV engraved in my memory.

Teramat sukanya saya dengan robot-robot itu, sampai-sampai timbul keinginan untuk merakit gunpla sendiri. Apa itu Gunpla? Gunpla  * dalam bahasa Jepang dibaca Ganpura * adalah singkatan dari Gundam Plastic Model Kit adalah plastik Model kit Gundam. Pembuatan gunpla diadaptasi dari anime berjudul Mobile Suit Gundam dan diproduksi oleh Bandai.

Untungnya, hobi saya sama dengan adik, jadilah kami bahu-membahu dalam hal gunpla ini. Adik saya yang membeli dan saya yang merakit * maklum, adik saya kerjanya ga kenal waktu, jadi sedikit banget waktu luangnya *

Gunpla AEU ENACT CUSTOM TYPE ini adalah gunpla yang saya rakit sendiri dan menghabiskan waktu 2,5 jam * kepotong makan dan ‘urusan pribadi’ hehe * Puas? yah bisa dibilang cukup memuaskan. Biasanya merakit gunpla grade SD (Super Deformed) alias gundam mokit dengan ukuran yang mini, tiba-tiba merakit gunpla grade HG (High Grade) dengan ukuran yang lebih besar rasanya cukup melelahkan. Apalagi kalau merakit gunpla grade MG (Mega Grade) dan PG (Perfect Grade) ya…