A Lunch Date

were we sat and ate our Zoie’s take-out

I have been having trouble sleeping. I know it is because I like watching subtitled Korean and Chinese drama. I also like my work, so I would work remotely for 8 hours, interact with my five children and husband, then after all that, settle down to watch my dramas. I would find myself awake at 5 a.m. when at 8 a.m. I have to start calling clients, opposing counsels, courts, etc.

Today, I found myself nodding off at 1 p.m. I went out of my house to walk around the block because I thought the sun might wake me up. My husband was leaving to mail something. I hitched a ride with with him. That was how we end up with a lunch date at a lovely park 4 miles away.

I sat in the car while my husband got our food

I walked with hubby around the park for a bit. It was very nice to be out and about. I did not have my mask, but we I was far enough away from anyone to worry about it. I saw a lady in bathing suit sitting on a blanket reading a magazine. I saw a half-naked buffed man running and a lady in skin-tight exercise clothing running. I also saw a lady fo size going up and down the stairs for exercise. If the stairs lady keeps it up, she will be fit, indeed. All things being equal.

Now, I am back at my computer, reviewing a file for deposition in two days. The best part is, I am now awake.

It’s May 13, 2020

October 2019 at THE GARDEN OF MORNING CALM

So many things have happened since I posted about watching MY GOLDEN LIFE. I have seen many wonderful dramas since this. I should be busy because I handle about 200 personal injury cases on my own. Well, I have two paralegals, but all the directing, trial, and movement of the case is all mine. However, I make time for drama. I trade my sleep for it. (It’s probably making me fat…watching TV while not exercising).

I took my mother to South Korea for her October birthday trip. That picture above is from that trip. It was wonderful. We went on a hike, quite a few times. Around that time, we were told to stay away from DMZ because there’s a new type of flu that was floating around. We were fine with not going to DMZ because there are so much of South Korea we could see. I’ll have to post about it another time.

When COVID started and we were forced to work from home, I would sneak into the office because I like my multiple screen. I gave up my desk top sometime in 2014, while I was still in law school. I have a lap top which I used to take the bar exam in July 2015. My iPad Pro could access my remote office, but it is not as efficient use of my time. Then, two weeks ago, I decided to use my lap top and really WFH. I have not been back to my office yet.

October 2019. Went to Gangneung with my mama and baby brother.

Our firm informed us that our offices will open again, though limited and with much care. Bo hooo. I am just getting used to working from home. I took my first deposition at home. Yesterday. I set up Google Phone to contact clients and adjusters. It is great. I can keep it separate from my cell phone. Why have I not considered Google Phone before? I love the ease of using it. I love the ease of sending text to my clients who are not great with answer phone calls.

I have not posted in a long while. I have been meaning to, but I write and write and write ad nauseum for a living. No wonder I am not blogging as much as I wanted to. In a week, it will be a year since I started practicing in personal injury law. I am enjoying my work – prepping for trials and sometimes losing on motions.

2016 Drama List

Rating: 5 – Excellent, enjoyed it in every way. Grabbed my attention the first time around, and will probably watch it again. Drop everything else and watch this now. 4 – Very good, but it took me two tries to watch the show, or I wasn’t as obsessed with it as I thought I would be. However, once I got into it, I couldn’t stop. 3 – Good, and still worth watching the whole show. You might not like it as much as I did. 2 – Okay, probably won’t make it to this list because I won’t be able to finish it. If I did, it is probably because I have nothing else to watch. 1 – Not on the list either. It’s because I have started many shows and did not finish it. What’s the point of putting them on my list. (Number of episodes), [My rating as explained above], {Date I finished watching the series}.

I  started a new full time job in criminal law January 3, 2016.  I think I am going to like this. A good experience, I think. Around number 45, I watched the show while traveling around Great Britain, France, Italy, Amsterdam, and Ireland. 

  1. Moon Embracing the Sun (20) [5] – Kim Soo Hyun, Han Ga In
  2. It’s Okay, That’s Love (16) [4] – Jo In Sung, Gong Hyo Jin
  3. Greatest Love (16) [5] – Gong Hyo Jin, Chan Seung Won
  4. Cheese in the Trap (16) [5] – Seo Kang Joon
  5. After School Lucky or Not [4] – 5urprise, Seo Kang Joon
  6. Dream High (16) [5] – Tarcyeon, Suzy, Kim Soo Hyun
  7. City Hunter (20) [5] – Lee Min Ho, Park Min Young
  8. Love So Devine (1) [5] – Ha Ji Won
  9. Love 911 (1) [5] – Ko Soo
  10. Seducing Mr Perfect (1) [4]- Daniel Henny
  11. Descendants of the Sun (19) [5] – Song Joong Ki ➡️ ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️📌I really like the second couple in the story.
  12. Sad Movie (1) [4] –
  13. Mr. Idol (1) [3] – Jay Park
  14. Cyrano Agency (1) [4] – Park Shin Hye, Uhm Tye Woong, Daniel Choi, Lee Min Jung
  15. Dramaworld (10) [4] – Sean Dulake (6/9/16) – very good and I wish it was longer.
  16. Page Turner (3) [5] – Kim So Hyun, Ji Soo ➡️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️📌I wish it was longer
  17. The Innocent Man (16) [4] – Song Joong Ki
  18. Full House Take Two (32) [4] – Hwang Jung Eum, No Min Woo, Park Ki Woon (6/6/16) watched this while waiting around for my bonds to post at different police stations
  19. Angel Eyes (20) [5] – Lee Sang Yoon, Ku Hye Sun ➡️❤️❤️❤️ I like the story line and the ending. (4/30/16)
  20. Twenty Again (16) [5] – Lee Sang Yoon ➡️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️‼️ (5/5/16)
  21. Wish Taxi (Secret Confessions) (1) [3] – Jang Sung Won ➡️interesting (5/6/16)
  22. Wind (1) (China Web film, less than 8 min) [5] – very good. 📌”if you open your arms, the wind will stop for you. It can even take you places.”
  23. Jung Yi Goddess of Fire (32) [5] – Lee Sang Yoon, Moon Geung Young ➡️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️‼️I really enjoyed this movie. I wish the ending could be re-written and they have HEA. (5/17/16)
  24. Dear Fair Lady Kong Shim (20) [5] – Namgoong Min, Minah, Suh Hyo Rim, On Joo Wan — 8/1/16 very adorable and lol funny and sweet
  25. Another Oh Hae Young (18) [5] – Eric Mun, Seo Hyun Jin ⭐️awesome series ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️(6/30/16)
  26. Moorim School (16) [5] – Lee Hyun Woo, Lee Hong Bin, Seo Ye Ji, Jung Yoo Jin (6/5/16) – Enjoyed it very much. Main lead is second male lead in TO THE BEAUTIFUL YOU.
  27. My Little Bride (1) [4] – Kim Rae Won, Moon Geung Young, Park Jin Woo (5/28/16). Love it!
  28. Lucky Romance (16) [5] – Hwang Jung Eum, Ryu Jun Yeol, Lee Soo Hyuk, Lee Chung Ah — uber cute! (8/05/16)
  29. Can You Hear my Heart? (30) [5] – Nam Goong Min — Love it! (7/28/16)
  30. Marry Me or Not (15) [4] – Roy Chiu, Alice Ke (6/16/16) Excellent, great acting and chemistry between leads
  31. What Happens to My Family (53) [4] – Kim Hyun Joo, Kim Sang Kyung, Yoon Park, Park Yoon Sik, Seo Kang Joon (8/27/16) – a satisfying show. I highly recommend
  32. Beautiful Mind (14) [4] – Jung Hyuk, Park Soo Dam ▶️ I want to like it a lot but reading the comments definitely affect my enjoyment of the show and the lapses in logic of rookie cop who goes around handcuffing suspects with insufficient evidence. I like how the show ended. (8/19/16)
  33. Doctors aka Doctor Crush (16) [5] – Kim Rae Won, Park Shin Hye (8/25/16) – awesome even if the kick ass lead disappeared halfway through the show.
  34. Sassy Go Go [5] – Ji Soo, Lee Won Geun, N (6/26/16) – ❤️❤️❤️❤️
  35. Doctor Stranger (20) [5] – Lee Jong Suk, Park Hae Jin, Kang So Ra (7/22/16) – ❤️❤️❤️❤️👌🏼
  36. Cinderella and Four Knights (16) [5] – Jung Il Woo, Park So Dam, Ahn Ji Hyung, Lee Jung Shin — I am giddy for this show. I love the ending (10-2-16)
  37. Mirror of the Witch (20) [5] – Yoon Shi Yoon, Kim Sae Ron, Kwak Si Yang, Lee YI Kyung (8/21/16) – enjoyed the journey with this show
  38. Answer Me 1988 or Reply 1988 (20) [5] – Park Bo Gum, Ryu Jun Yeol, Lee Dong Hwi, Go Kyung Pyo, Hyeri ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ – very engaging and awesome! I wanna move in their neighborhood. (9-1/16)
  39. I have Lover (50) [5] – Ji Jin Hee, Kim Hyun Joo, Lee Jae Yoon (9/1/16) – awesome. Marathon watched it
  40. Uncontrollably Fond (20) [4] – Kim Woo Bin, Bae Suzy, Im Ju Hwan (9/8/16) – good show even if Suzy’s idea of anger is to raise her voice. A lot.
  41. Because It’s The First Time (8) [4] – Choi Min Ho, Park So Dam, Kim Min Ji, Lee Yi Kyung (9-10-16) awesome!
  42. Jealousy Incarnate (20) [5] – Jo Jung Suk, Ging Hyo Jin, Go Kyung Pyo, Lee Sung Jae (12/16/16) – enjoyed it. Rewatches the last two episodes coz I forgot how it went. I enjoyed the series. Best scene- mud fight between the male leads.
  43. Fantastic (16) [5] – Kim Hyundai Joo, Job Sang Wook, Jo Soo, Kim Tae Hoon, Park Si Yeon, Jo Jae Yoon, (10-24-16) awesome! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  44. Answer Me 1997 or Reply 1997 (16) [5] – Set In Gil, Jung Eun Ji, Hoya, Song Jung Ho, Shin So Yul. I like it very much. But I like 1988 even more. Both are great shows. (10/02/16)
  45. Queen In Hyun’s Man (16) [5] – Ji Hyundai Woo, Yoo In Na, Kim Jin Woo (10/14/16) Fantastic! Time travel and historical. Love the period clothing.
  46. W (19) [5] – Lee Joong Suk, Han Hyo Joo, Lee Tae Hwan, Joong Yoo Jin. Unique and extraordinary. Maybe it’s just then magic is Lee Joong Suk’a acting. (10/15/16)
  47. Moonlight Drawn By Clouds (19) [5] – Park Bo Gum, Kim Yoo Jung, Jin Young, Kwak Dong Yeon, Chae So Bin (10-18-16) awesome show. Not to be missed
  48. Shopping King Louis (16) [5] – Seo In Guk, Nam Ji Hyun, Yoon Sang Yoon, I’m Ae Mi. Really enjoyed the sweetness of the main leads. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ (11/11/16)
  49. On The Way To The Airport (16) [4] – Lee sang Yoon, Kim Ha Neul, Shin Sung Rok, Choi Yeo Jin (11/11/16)
  50. 200 Pounds Beauty (1) [4] – Joo Jin Mo, Kim Ah Joong ❤️❤️❤️❤️ (11/15/16)
  51. Woman With a Suitcase (16) [4] – Choi Ji Woo, Joi Jin Mo, Lee Joon, Jeon, Hye Bin (11/23/16) Great and engaging story but not your typical HEA romance. A nice change of pace.
  52. The Man Living in Our House aka Sweet Stranger and Me (16) [5] – So Ae, Kim Young Kwang, Lee So Hyuk, Jo Bo Ah. Sweet and different. Love it! (12/13/16)
  53. Prosecutor Princess (16) [5] – Park Shi Hoo, Kim So Yeon, Han Jung So, Kim Song Hyun, Lee Jung Suk. I enjoyed this show so much. I cried a few times. In my book, a successful movie and awesome love story. {12/16/16}
  54. Big (16) [5] – Gong Yoo, Lee Min Jung, Jang Hye Jin, Suzy. I love the body switch plot. I thought the ending was great and fitting. Cried throughout the show. I just love it when I can shed tears in a show. {19 December 2016}
  55. The Princess’ Man (24) [5] – Park Shi Hoo, Moon Chae Won (12-26-16) Pretty drama and intense to watch. I just wish there was more happy moments. Worth the time to watch.
  56. Love Me If You Dare (24) [4] – Wallace Hou, Sandra Ma, Wang Kei, Yon Zheng (12-26-16) interesting ending. I would like season 2 because of that look. Great show. {26 December 2016}
  57. 7 First Kisses (short) [5] – Lee Cho Hee, Lee Jun Gi, Park Hae Jin, JinChang Wook, Oh Taec Yeon, Kai, Lee Jung Suk, Lee Min Ho, Choi Ji Woo [30 December 2016}