Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

4:17 AM

I am currently drowning in a koreanovela black hole. I've been watching since high school but this is by far the longest koreanovela phase I've had. I started mid 2016 and I have been on a roll up until now - it's basically one kdrama after the other. 

Last weekend, I finished Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo. And now, I am on a separation anxiety which can only be cured by constant Tumblr searches for GIFS, listening to the feel good sountrack (it's currently playing as I'm typing this) and basically stalking @skawngur and @heybiblee atleast once a day. Forgive me, this should last about a week then I'll be back to my normal self. 

This is such a refreshing drama because it is candid and straight to the point - it focuses on Bok Joo and Joon Hyung's love story alone. No social or political issues, no parents who died from accidents, no annoying antagonists who wants to bring the world down with them, no terminal illnesses - just straight up cuteness and kilig. Another reason I like it so much is because of the oh-so pretty cinematography. It was shot during the transition from fall to winter so the colors are a dream - every scene is something that will go seamlessly well with my Instagram feed. 

If you need a little kilig in your life right now, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo is the way to go. Now I'm off to cure this sepanx by starting on a new series. Goblin, please be just as good! 

*siiiiiiiiiiiiigh* I miss Joon Hyung already. 
Enjoy this pretty stills. 

Love, Paola

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If it's meant for you..

2:19 AM

..it will come back - a line we've all heard of to the point of being sick of it lol

But indeed, things have a way of coming back to you.

The other day, I was in a rush to leave so I just grabbed my earrings and decided to put them on while walking. After putting on the first one, I suddenly realized I wasn't holding anything anymore. I've lost enough earrings in this lifetime so I'm not ready to lose yet another one. I carefully threaded my every step and relief washed over me when I saw it by my bedroom door (I know it's just an earring but I have separated far too many pairs that I feel almost apologetic to the ones left lying in my accessory cabinet, alone and sad).

And then last night, while walking around the mall, I suddenly noticed that my bag was missing this fur ball key chain that my Ninang gave me. Me and my cousins have matching ones so this it's kind of special. It's gonna be hard to trace back my steps in the mall so I had no choice but to let it go. Then this morning, I saw it inside the car and screamed for joy that my dad almost stopped driving.

(The other day I thought I also lost a necklace but I realized I just misplaced it so let's not talk about that).

I'm just so entertained by the things I almost lost these past days. Almost. They say if it's meant for you, it will come back to you. It is both comforting and bothersome. Comforting enough to know that there's chance to regain what you've lost but in a way, it makes you feel uneasy since that also means you have no control and all you can do is let it go. Uncertainty, afterall, is a scary thing.

I wonder what else I'll lose-and-let-go and lose-and-regain this year.

Love, Paola

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Version 2.0

9:37 AM

I did it. 
After 3 years of blogging at Love, Paola which was followed by a 3-year hiatus with a couple of posts every now then (a poor attempt to get back to it), I’m finally doing it again. 
I’ve always wanted to continue my online journal but what’s stopping me is that there’s simple too much to catch up on. A lot of things happened that I wanted to write about, but didn’t. You know how when you’ve met an old friend you haven’t seen for a long time and you simply have too much to tell them and you don’t know where to start? I’ve simply experienced too many things, met too many people, visited too many places to back track and put it all in.
But since it's the new year, it's still raining possibilities and positivities so I'm starting on a clean slate. 
Just a quick run through:
  • I'm 23 now! (I started my old blogspot at 17, time flies omg)
  • I'm currently still sepanx from my holiday vacation - my mind floats to the ber months every now and then (plus my instagram feed would still probably have throwbacks from my Seoul, LA, NY trip for the next 3 weeks)
  • Last December, I resigned from my job of two and a half years
  • As I write this, I'm currently on my third day to a new job (which I think I like so far)
  • I find comfort in routine but I still haven't settled into an actual routine since 2017 started
  • I currently have the cutest, fluffiest dog on the planet #OlafTheChow
Other than that, same old, same old! Welcome to my online journal version 2.0! It's been a while. 
Love, Paola