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Off Road

As much as I like Asian dramas, movies, music and its culture they’re still a lot of other things I’m interested in. I’m just going to write down a list here for those of you who wonder about my non-Asian preferences. 🙂

Bands/ Music Groups: If it’s not K-pop or J-pop I really like to listen to rock music. Especially Classic Rock! Screaming along with these lyrics relieves stress and is a great motivation while working out:

Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, ACDC, Kiss, Linkin Park, Billy Talent, Volbeat, Muse, The BossHoss, Incubus, Kings of Leon, Bullet for my Valentine, Simple Plan, Farin Urlaub (german singer), Sunrise Avenue

Billy Talent: Devil In A Midnight Mass

Muse: Supermassive Black Hole (live)

Aerosmith: Dream On

Led Zeppelin: Stairway to Heaven

Next to Classic Rock is Country one of my two favorite music genres! I just love me some good old Country – makes every day brighter. 😉 Besides the singer Josh Turner, I’ve got no preference in bands or other singers here. Just gimme somethin’ old and classic and I’m in. 😀

Josh Turner: Your Man

The Charlie Daniels Band: The Devil Went Down To Georgia

Besides these I also like smooth R’n’B, indie rock and music of the 80’s:

David Choi, Jack Johnson, Abba, Queen and basically every cool song of the 80’s. 😉

David Choi: By My Side

Jack Johnson: Better Together

Queen: Killer Queen

And sometimes, I actually listen to classical music. It makes me comfortable and helps a lot to concentrate while studying. 😀

Ravel: Miroirs IV – Alborada del Gracioso

Mozart: Piano Sonata #11 In A, K 331 – Rondo Alla Turca

Beethoven: Piano Sonata #8 – Pathetique, 2nd Movement

Films/ Series: When it comes to asian dramas and movies I kind of watch everything besides horror. As for other films I’m way more picky. My prefered genres are action, comedy, romance and fantasy – and it’d be the best if everything is mixed together in one plot. But you could also go into a music movie with me, a psychological or revenge-based one.

My favourite movies which I can remember at the moment are:

Doctor Strange, Wag the Dog, Maze Runner, The Giver, The Hunger Games, The Count of Monte Christo (and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen every film version possible), Les Choristes, The Geisha, Hangover-Trilogy, Iron-Man-Trilogy, Little Lord Fauntleroy (watching it every christmas), Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, How to train your Dragon 1 and 2, Men in Black-Trilogy, Inception, every Jane-Austen adaptation available, V like Vendetta… and so many more I can’t recall at the moment. 😀

Memoirs of a Geisha: Trailer

Inception: Trailer

V like Vendetta: Trailer

My favourie series:

Supernatural (Gosh damnit, I’m addicted to that suff! >.< ), Sherlock (by BBC), Castle, The Big Bang Theory, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Emma Approved, Gotham, The Mentalist, Marco Polo, Arrow, The Walking Dead

Supernatural: Trailer for season 1 (D’aww, they were so young back then! xD )

Sherlock: Trailer for season 1 and 2

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: First Episode

Yes, I like YouTube-series. They’re short, lovely, funny and pretty easy to understand. Plus, I watch everything related to Jane Austen anyway. 😉

Well… that’s pretty much all, isn’t it? I guess I’m going to update this post from time to time if something new came to my mind. Oh, and: Thanks for reading! ❤

Off road experiences

I may be addicted to asian dramas, films, music and its culture but sometimes I just feel like I need a break – even if it’s just a short one. My life basically revolves around Japan and South Korea and everything in my room – beginning with my interior and ending with a closet full of clothes I bought because they looked a little bit like some stage outfits from idol groups – reminds me that this is what I was made for each day.

But I think it’d be kind of narrow minded to say that I’m not interested in any other stuff. Of course there are English bands and singers I like a lot and of course there are English movies and series I could watch over and over again without getting bored. (For those of you who’re wondering about them just read my post “Off Road” below the menu “I My Me Mine”.)

Most of the times, however, I can’t help but be reminded about Asian things while looking at something else. Do you know that feeling? You watch a Hollywood movie and suddenly you think that you saw this and that scene in a Korean drama once before. You listen to an English band and then a melody is played which brings back memories of a Japanese song. Or you can’t decide whether to order pizza or burger tonight and while you’re still looking at the menu your brain unexpectedly starts screaming “sushi” out of nowhere – even though it isn’t even an option on the menu.

I experienced that way too often! These days it’s even going as far as to think that non-Asian actors and actresses look a little bit like some Korean and Japanese ones I know. Today for example I watched the Iron-Man-movies again since I really like Robert Downey Jr. and his character “Tony Stark” and I was totally enjoying this over exaggerated hollywood-action-super-hero topic when suddenly a weird thought popped up in my mind: ‘With glasses, grey hair and a smaller statue he’d kind of look like Lee Jung Gil, wouldn’t he? … Wait, WHAT?!’ O.o

I don’t want to think that. Honestly! It just happens automatically. … I can’t even say if I’m proud or just kind of freaked out by myself. Do you guys happen to know what I’m trying to explain here? It’s crazy, right?!