Liebster Award – Alice and the Cat

Congratulations to junny for clinching the Liebster Award! junny is a big fan of Japanese dramas and those who miss Nodame Cantabile can head over to her blog for a trip down memory lane.

Liebster Blog Award

As usual, the rules I am quoting from CapriquariusMei, from whom I received my first nomination, are:

  • Each nominee must have under 200 followers
  • Thank and link to the nominating blog
  • Answer their 10 questions and propose 10 new ones for your nominees
  • Nominate 10 blogs and tell them that they’ve been nominated
  • Write a post containing the questions
  • Include these rules in the post

junny’s questions:

1. What do you look for in (drama) blogs to read/follow?

Decent writing, accuracy, maturity of thought, novelty, personality of the blogger. 

2. Do you have a favourite OTP and why?

Bideok – the abandoned royalty. She was the first person to say “thank you” to  him. He was the last person to call her by her given name.

3. Have you developed any particular style of writing/recapping/reviewing over time?

I used to jump straight into the subject matter, but now I insert an introduction to reduce the risk of spoilers and give an idea of what the post will be discussing. “Short Notes” were also not meant to be a regular feature, but there are quotations which I think speak for themselves. Adding a commentary only spoils their beauty. Besides, short posts help to tide over busy weeks.

4. How do you keep the blogging momentum going?

There is a huge amount of stuff I have wanted to write about for ages. The problem is finding the time. 

5. Do you drink? If so, what is your favourite drink?

The Thales of Miletus reportedly observed that all whatness is wetness. Hydration is the essence of life! My love is a potentially toxic brew going by the name of hydroxilic acid. *Cues Google* *Cues the Cheshire Cat*

6. If you could ask your favourite actor/actress a question, what would it be?

If you could put together a dream cast from drama powerhouses around the world and have them act with you in any setting you fancy, with an infinite budget at your disposal, what would that production be like?

7. Which country’s dramas do you prefer and why?

At present, my favorites are Korean dramas. I admire their bold imagination and the dynamism of the industry. I still have fond memories of Japanese dramas though.

8. Do you have a go-to book or music?

Jimmy Liao’s books. I got to know Wisława Szymborska‘s works through his quotes.

9. Do you have a favourite live-action series?


Teddy Bears in 2006 Korean Drama Goong

10. On average, how long does it take you to write up a post?

One week.

11. Where do you see your blog in five years’ time?

Hopefully, all the stuff in my imaginary blog warehouse have been moved out by then. Hopefully, WordPress will still be around. 

My next nominees are:

5. High Yellow  (Balanced coverage of Japanese, Korean and Chinese popular cultures; its uncluttered design and good writing make it a breeze to read.)

6. kdrama laws (The Potterford Companion to the Laws of Alice’s New Land (otherwise known as K-dramas) by the esteemed Mrs Song Jae-rim – depending on which metric you use, though, its follower count may exceed 200.)

Again, my questions are:

1. A golden sunset, the starry heavens, or a starless night sky?

2. Which literary or screen figures have been most like sunlight to you?

3. Which real-life figures have been most like sunlight to you?

4. What is the first word someone says to you in the morning and what is the first word you utter in the morning? (This is a question I’ve asked before, but since I’m quite curious about the answer, I’m posing it again.)

5. A small glint of golden light is emitting from a window at the top of a tall tower. Another is peeking out from underneath a pebble. Yet another comes from the iris of a woman’s eye. One more beckons to you from the bottom of a lagoon. A final one zips past you from the glittery feathers of a swallow darting by. If you must follow one, which source of light do you go after?

6. If there is a novel or drama titled That Autumn, The Sun Slept, what do you imagine it to be about? (And for drama lovers, who do you hope will be the leads?)

7. Do you prefer serving your blog sunny-side up, over light, over medium, over well or over hard?

8. The times of sunrise and sunset can be calculated through the following equation:

cos(ωo) = -tan(φ)×tan(δ)

where ωo is the hour angle at either sunrise (negative value) or sunset (positive value), φ is the latitude, and δ is the sun declination. All variables are in degrees.

If success or a significant other were a sun, what do you think the equation for the start and end of a challenge or relationship would be like?

9. What is the greatest source of hope you see in the current global conflicts?

10. Who has been the greatest influence behind your blog?

2006 Japanese Drama Nodame Canatabile

Thanks for reading!

[Published April 22, 2015.]

One thought on “Liebster Award – Alice and the Cat

  1. Thanks for answering my questions! Aww, you put a Nodame screencap at the end ❤ Did you watch Nodame Cantabile? I'd be interested to know the answer to Q6 as well, especially given how the South Korea TV industry is so over-reliant on the live-shoot system. .

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