My Favorite Things: August Edition

My Favorite Things” is a monthly segment where I share my personal and current favorites in seasonal products, health & beauty, food, decor, movies, TV, and more. Hope you enjoy these personal picks!


TV

Noragai Aragoto

Synopsis: A minor god seeking to gain widespread worship teams up with a human girl he saved to gain fame, recognition and at least one shrine dedicated to him.

Finally Season Two! I was just as pleased with this season as much as the first one. We see the return of all of the lovable characters which make the show and the second season really delves into back stories while moving forward with the overall story arc. We learn Yato’s origin as a god and see how he is making small steps in order to become god that is loved by many. The relationship between him and Hiyori deepen as their friendship becomes stronger and Hiyori starts become more involved in the spirit world. Season Two was full of action and character development. It ends with a cliff hanger so I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Season Three.

 

My Only Love Song

Synopsis: Song Soo-Jung  is a top star and she is very arrogant. She classifies people by how much money they have. Suddenly, she goes back in time to the Joseon era and meets On Dal. He will do anything to make money, but in fact he is generous to the weak and poor.

Yay! Netflix is making more Korean dramas and this show is one not to miss out on. My Only Love Song is a great fusion between historical fiction and time travel as Soo-Jung the MC gets thrown back in time to the Joseon era. It’s comedic, action-packed, and romance is very sweet. I was highly entertained by this show and I found myself binge-watching it as it runs 30 min (filmed more like a web drama). Soo-Jung is such a feisty lead and the actress who plays her does a fantastic job, she definitely makes the show. ‎Lee Jong-Hyun equally pulls off the tough guy (but a softie on the inside) On Dal. The chemistry between the two actors is what makes this show flow so well. The ending has some closure, but kind of has a cliff-hanger. Hopefully there will be a season two. *fingers crossed*

Mystic Whispers

Synopsis: Mo Xiaoyun lost her sense of hearing in her left ear after an accident one year ago and started hearing strange sounds. She has a hunch that she is hearing strange sounds from another world, but chooses to feign ignorance, hoping that she will be fine if she ignores it. She teams up with exorcist cum mortician, Zhang Ji’en, to help the ghosts move on peacefully.

Again, another web drama! I’m on this kick where I’m watching shorter shows cause I feel like I can’t commit to any long running TV shows at the moment. You can tell this is a web drama when you watch this show because of the filming style and it’s overall cheesiness, but I still very much enjoyed it. I felt like it was comedic version of every supernatural show I’ve ever watched. It has its eerie moments, but heartwarming ones as the ghosts find solace to move on. The witty banter between the duo, Xiaoyun and Ji’en adds to the entertainment factor.


Movies

Girls Trip

Synopsis: When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

This movie had me laughing out loud from beginning to end. It’s raunchy and loud, but the overall theme of sisterhood/friendship is what I loved the most about this movie. Regina. Queen Latifah, Tiffany, and Jada really shined in this movie and their on-screen chemistry is what helped the movie flow so well. The movie captured the essence of girlfriends while also discussing relevant and relatable things that people go through.  I recommend this movie for a girl’s night in film or when you’re looking for a feel-good film.

 

Our Little Sister

Synopsis: This movie tells the story of three sisters in their 20s who live together in Kamakura, and are joined by their 14-year-old half-sister after their father dies.

I’ve been meaning to watching movie since I first heard about it and I’m so glad I did. The story of the these four sisters was touching, heartwarming, and deep. I love movies that explore family relationships and I liked how the movie was a coming of age story and the ties that band family together. The three sisters take their half-sister into their home on a whim and they have to learn to adjust to their new lifestyle while helping the youngest sister to grow on her own. Each sister’s personality is so different and it was interesting to see how they interacted with each other and put their differences aside to help one another.

 

Stormy Weather

Synopsis: The relationship between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress provides a retrospective of the great African American entertainers of the early 1900s.

In my never-ending list of classic movies to watch I decided to watch Stormy Weather which stars some of the most notable African-American entertainers of the early 1900s. While the plot is lacking and the film ends without a real resolution the cinematography, music, and lavish dance scenes make up for it. The musical numbers in this film are absolutely stunning from the intricate choreography to the beautiful costumes. It’s so entertaining!


Music

Gucci by Jessi

This song is my jam right now! With lyrics like “Cause I’m self mad. Ain‘t no body ever made me.”, it’s an anthem about owning what you have and feeling fly. Jessi is one my favorite female rappers in Korea and I love this song so much. It’s got a great beat and it’s a song that would get you hype if it played in a club.

Can’t Stop Dancing by Captain & Tennille

Ah, good ‘ol Captain & Tennille! Their songs always have me groovin’ and this track will have you dancing in no time. With Cathryn’s signature vocals and Daryl’s funky jazzy piano melody it’s such an upbeat tune. This is one of my favorite songs from the duo.

Perfect Situation by Weezer

When I was in my alternative rock phase during middle school this song by Weezer was always on replay. It’s a bit sad when you listen to the lyrics. The way the song is sung you can feel the emotions and it’s mid-tempo melody is fast enough to make you tap you feet along.

I acquired three albums to my K-pop collection during my trip to Chicago. From left to right: Wonder Girls: The Wonder Years, My Lovely Samsoon OST, and A Pink: Pink Blossom 4th Mini Album.

Beauty

Assorted Face Masks

I got these assortment of Korean face masks on my recent trip to Chicago. Some of the brands such as Innisfree are familiar and others like Dermal are new to me. I look forward to try these all! 😀


Apparel

My Weekend is All Booked T-Shirt

I found this shirt on a recent Target trip and it’s so cute! It combines two of favorite things Belle (my favorite Disney princess) and reading!

K-Pop/Anime Socks!

Also from my Chicago trip! They are adorable. Left to right: Sailor Moon, BTS, No Face from Spirited Away.


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What are some of your favorite things in August? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “My Favorite Things: August Edition

  1. :'( I missed out on seeing Girls’ Trip and I really wanted to.
    Guess I gotta catch it on Amazon. Can’t believe I missed it.
    I wanted to see the Mardi Gras scene. It looked hilarious.

    1. I hope you get the chance to see it, it’s a great comedy. I think it’s still playing in some theaters. But you’re right, it should be be streaming online soon.

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