You are not a machine with broken parts,

but a human with unmet needs. - The landline rings at four in the morning, and behind the surprise how odd it is to pray that it will be an annoyance - a scam call from another timezone? your heart dropping when you recognise the voice. A call at four in the morning is never... Continue Reading →

Secret Forest S1 ep 10

When Eun Soo called Si Mok while on the back of the lorry, I guess I wondered, how long (and how did she find him) was she on the truck before she called. One of the miraculous consequences that Yoon-gwajang was behind them, or did he go with Eun Soo? Why would he, since Eun... Continue Reading →

I can drive now,

but let's not drive each other up walls. - After 18 months, I can drive about legally on my own with a fluorescent triangle plate on the front and back of the family vehicle. All the same wide turnings and beating red lights, one extra paper and one more card in my phone case do... Continue Reading →

Watching it dissolve into nothingness

If we could throw this voice into the past, I wonder if my heart would still ache like this. Like this. - What is emptiness if not a sign that you are lacking something, missing something. But is fullness and richness always good? I am full now, of an aching emptiness. But this hollow vessel... Continue Reading →

Secret Forest S1 ep 7-9

There are things in this opening which caught me off guard, not in the least because of how cruel the writer is. For one, is the work and connection between Yoon-gwajang and Lee-geomsajangnim a secret? Nevermind that he had to have been messaged by Kang-bujang to come from another level, to be introduced again. Does... Continue Reading →

Secret Forest S1 ep 4-6

ep 4: I remember this scene where the three West troublemakers left the room, each following one another. And I also remember how this was one twist that caught me off guard when I was first watching the show, because 'what another twist to Park Moo Sung's murder?' and then I thought, 'No it can't... Continue Reading →

Holiday Reviews: Secret Forest S1 ep 1-3

Among the great things that coincide with the start of the holidays (like the Zhongli re-run), there's time to (re)watch really good dramas. For a long time, I put off rewatching Stranger/Secret Forest mostly because I was worried that it wouldn't match up to the enjoyment in my memory. During the end half of my... Continue Reading →

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