Saturday, June 24, 2017

Are we ready?

Everyone! It's June 24th today! Do you know what does that mean to us? It's Power-eve! OK. I'll be honest. I haven't sign up with Starz yet. But it seems signing up and starting 7 days trial is pretty quick and easy. I'm just waiting for the last minute or wait until Season 4 ends, then, watch them all in one day?

*In this video, Sung is very briefly introduced around 3:11


Meanwhile, I'm getting a lot of update from Team "Code 8." Glad to see things are going well including Sung on set in Toronto. I used to live near there. Well, not exactly "near" there, but didn't I share my old secret that one of my ex lived in Toronto while I live in Rochester, NY. I felt Rochester and Toronto is "near-by" because he used to visit me every weekend, crossing boarder at Niagara Falls. So, Toronto and Niagara Falls bring me back to late 90s'. Also, I saw their Cloud Funding site keeps adding more perks such as a cap. I was going to buy one anyway, and it's only $25. I might get one soon and start jogging/walking with it this summer.  :)

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Delayed project (but that's OK)

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/code-8-a-film-from-robbie-stephen-amell#/

I am a proud backer to this project that reached 860% of their fund raising goal. That's great and I understand this type of movie cannot be made in a few weeks. And I don't want to make myself sounds like complaining about this too much. But the park I signed up for -- Attend the Premiere - NYC is now postponed to December 2018 from November 2017.

It's kind of a good news for me because I just found one of my very good long-time friend invited me to her wedding in Nov 2017. So, I don't have to worry about the conflict. But we need to wait for another year...? Tears...

Besides, I'm a little concern that Sung may not be there with all the latest news, which is great for him -- he will be in FF9 (and possibly 10 as well?). I suppose you has to prioritize his job. The reason why I suspect this -- though we are talking about 1.5 years from now -- is that the "upgrade" deal, which allows us to put more in this project and get ourselves invited to the party with the casts and staffs did not mention Sung's name. I think many of us who put $450 for Attend the Premiere deal will be very disappointed if we don't get to see Sung in person.

I know. I sound like a kid. "Hey, the adult people promised that, but now, all I get is this?" There is probably no liability issue involved here. But I will be really sad if I cannot see him in person.

But anyway, I'll be closely monitoring their progress at their online journal.
http://www.code8.com/journal

**Looks like you need to be a backer to get the password. It starts as little as $5, which got just re-opened. Hurry!

Links to articles about the project below:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/fast-furious-actor-sung-kang-joins-robbie-amell-stephen-amell-code-8-1011556
https://www.hofmag.com/fast-and-furious-9-sung-kang-joins-code-8/221465


A lot of updates (and old video/photos)

I know. I'm not fully up to speed with what's up with Sung these days. But it does not mean I don't care any more. I've been reading articles and watching videos. So, I have a pretty good idea about what's going on. In fact, I'm one of stakeholder of Code 8 project. I'm getting their update via email often these days. But first thing first, let me share some old video I overlooked earlier and some related video.










And as always, thanks to my great Sung Kang fan network, I get to see a variety of Sung on instagram. Shout out to https://www.instagram.com/sungkang_ufo/ & https://www.instagram.com/sungkang.support/ They are getting better and better and building up history, too. I still have several more years of history when it comes to being a super strong Sung Kang fan. But I update this blog only a few times each month. :( but it does not mean my love to Sung is weaker. It's just a different style. And we are lovers not fighters. So, we are not competing but just helping each other. :)




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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Confirmation about his last name



There were many good stuffs revealed during this panel discussion, but what caught my attention most is Justin's confirmation about Han's last name not being "Seoul-Oh." According to Justin, it was a fake ID that was shown on the monitor. That was not Han's real name! I know, I said it the other way earlier in this blog. But now, I know I was wrong. One famous dispute got fully settled.

Though I'm not naively Asian American, I can relate many things they were saying there. But I also have to agree with Justin said at the end. This kind of struggle won't be understood (or cared) by Asians in Asia. And it's not good or bad. It is just a fact. No point to feel positive or negative about that. I think I know which movie Justin was talking about. And I watched it. Now, I know why Sung did the role instead of the main character. But I actually liked the bad guy he did a lot more than the main character. So, it kind of worked out.

One more fact confirmation during this discussion -- Sung doesn't have a kid. I knew it, but I wasn't sure because that kind of thing could change any time. So, I was wondering if it's still that way or not.

Their conversation brought me back to my 2000 as well. I was in NY. I didn't know about Sung. I didn't know about this movie. It was still my 5th year since I came to the states. I was just out of my grad school and was back to my first employer whom I left in 98. I remember internet was getting popular back then, but most of us still had a very slow connection like 56Kbps modem. Too early to start watching streaming video thought there were a few sites trying to show some video. Yes. VHS tapes were everywhere back then. In fact, my back-then employer was manufacturing and selling VHS tapes. And it was around the time that many of us started having a cell phone. I remember that time very well.

One more thing I remember around that time is that I watched a short video on iFilm (or I forgot how it was called, but that was like pre-YouTube type of video sharing site for creators) and it was featuring Pat Morita as a Sushi Chef. Several years later, I learned that Sung was involved in the production there. I think I saw it somewhere and I felt my fate. Though I did't know Sung until 2006, I was programmed to be his fan since then.

To be honest with you, I still feel a little bit distance from Asian American even after I became naturalized. We can probably never be one of them. They won't like first generation. They won't like our accent. I just felt that way after watching a TV show where a Japanese famous guy who moved to French 20 years ago was criticized by his son about how broken his French is. Though he can communicate with others and he seems to be fairly respected by others for his talent as an award winning novelist and artist, his son feel ashamed. It might be because his son is still too young -- seems to be a teenager -- and he may start seeing it differently later. In the TV show, it was introduced as a "funny" episode. But I felt a pain of the guy. If I have a child who speaks English naively and does not like how I sound when I speak in English, I wont' fight for his or her perception. But I will feel sad and just wish that someday, he or she start taking it differently. Well, it happened to me as well. I thought we have to speak like Americans and try getting rid of our accent from another language as much as possible. Right now, I don't really feel that way. I still feel a bit embarrassed whenever I swap "r" and "l" sound, which happens to me pretty often. But I'm embarrassed just because it often means something else when I do. For example, "it is long" vs "it is wrong." But why I do that? Simple. Because I'm from Japan.

Someday, I wish I have a chance to engage Sung to talk with me about that.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

What else am I missing?

OK. Let me share my excuse as far as why I didn't post anything for a while here. I was in Japan. My first two weeks of May. And I met a couple of another huge Sung Kang fans there! That was amazing. But I still do not want to let others take #1 position -- #1 Sung Kang fan = me! So, I had to do research manually because my Google Alert stopped finding good articles somehow. (But I still search with Google...)

http://deadline.com/2017/05/party-boat-brett-davern-katie-leclerc-star-crackle-original-movie-1202101749/

His next work! But I don't see it listed in IMDB... but some photos shared on instagram:

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http://www.crackle.com/?CMPID=4599

As of now, I cannot find the show there, yet. But I just signed up will keep monitoring this site.

Let me catch up first...

Looks like I've been missing out a lot while I was away. So, let me just post some links to video posted recently:










I saw my good friend in Japan who has been uploading at least one pic or video every day on her instagram account mostly related to Sung shared the last video listed above. I totally understand for those who do not speak English daily, it's not clear what is he laughing about or why he is (or looks like) so happy. Well, I wasn't sure if it was a good idea for me to step in explaining the context of the story Sung was telling there, but I had to. I thought she'd like to know what Sung is actually talking about though it's not the happiest story to hear. But what I heard in the first video helped me feeling better. I think the interviewer is right. I think it probably reached 6 out of 10 for how fairly Asian male actors are representing their demography on TV. It's still not as much in movies, though. I totally agree with that. That also helps me start talking about Sung's next work on TV starting soon! I need to decide how I subscribe the show (or the channel, maybe?). I'm still not big on TV. Well, I actually watch movies less than average Americans. I spend time watching casual/comedy shows from Japan most of the time. Thanks to Technology, access to entertainment is not limited for me to something physically local. I don't know enough about what's going on in Hollywood to talk about how it is like. I'm just pretending. But I'm not pretending like I love Sung. I do love Sung. That's for sure.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Posts on instagram of other fans' in Florida & LA

On the set of Snakehead with the man, Sung Kang #sungkang #snakeheadmovie

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Awesome guy pleasure having him as a guest #fastandfurious #sungkang #fateofthefurious

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He was there!



Gee, I missed this event! I knew about it and checked my trip cost, then, gave up! If I knew Sung will be there, I might have squeezed my budget and come out to see him. Oh well. But that's OK because I can still watch videos like this. Great to see how he is doing. I still need to ask this question though -- show is you stylist? lol~

But anyway, it's always great to see latest news about him.  :D

http://www.weareresonate.com/2017/04/sung-kang-importance-better-luck-tomorrow-los-angeles-asian-pacific-film-festival/

Also, one more picture about Han might be back for the final two of FF:

http://movieweb.com/fast-furious-9-sung-kang-han/

Saturday, April 22, 2017

#JusticeForHan



http://www.cinemablend.com/news/1649599/the-final-two-fast-and-furious-movies-will-bring-in-han-heres-what-we-know

Is it getting more real? Is Han officially coming back to the series???

I knew "Han" is so cool and obtained huge number of fans worldwide, but didn't know that there is a plan to further develop what happened in Tokyo. It was shown twice already -- not just a re-play of same scene, but they actually junked RX-7 multiple times for that, I heard -- to fully confirm what happened to Han in Shibuya, Tokyo. What else can they do?

It will be super cool if the whole team comes back to Japan! I know, it's too expensive to shoot in Tokyo. But since this is such a top revenue generating work for the studio, they can invest, can't they?

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Data driven mind

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-fast-and-furious/

It is rare that I post a link to an article where we cannot see Sung's picture or it is not about Sung. But I like this article because it has a scientific and detailed approach to analyze what's going on in our favorite franchise, Fast and Furious.

I feel like we are getting more and more data-driven these days. Whether we like it or not, we do data entry every day. Our activities are recorded everywhere. There is no more privacy even if we are not one of those celebrities. I don't blame people who are still strongly resisting against this and stay away from it as much as possible. But we just don't have choice. Data about us is somewhere up in Cloud. We are to be analyzed. I realized I had to deal with it even before I started this blog or being super active on multiple SNS. After all, I don't have much to hide. It's just the matter of how much someone else need to dig. If there is a valid reason for someone else to dig about me, I'll let them do that. At the same time, it's better to be honest and be yourself as much as you can. Online of offline. That's what I kind of figured as the best strategies to survive this digital age.

By the way, I found this from my friend's instagram account below. Very nice one!


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Still debating...

http://festival.vconline.org/2017/films/better-luck-tomorrow/

Thanks to Fi posted this on Sung's official Facebook page, I found another "possible" chance to meet Sung in person. It is not fully confirmed which cast will be there, but sounds like Justin will be there for sure. Unless there is some kind of conflict, Sung should be there, too. But don't blame me if you go there and fail to see him.

What should I do? I'm still debating. Last minute vacation request may be possible with my work, but I am already scheduled to be out between 5/1 to 14. Luckily, my flight, round-trip to Japan, can be changed without major penalty because I booked it with my mileage award with an option to change. And I started viewing my new possible flights from LAX. It sounds doable. I just need to start my vacation a few days earlier than planned. I was going to stay in my parents' house. So, no worry about my accommodation, neither. But should I...?

When I asked my hubby, "hey, would you like to travel to LA?," he immediately asked me, "Is it Sung Kang?" He knows everything. "Yes. Another chance to see him during a film festival." Unfortunately, he wasn't interested. He'd rather receive some cash for the cost of his trip. But good news is, he doesn't mind if I decide to go. He just suggested to go to Japan without coming back to DC. It probably does not make sense to come back to DC for a day or two, then, head to Japan.

You know, flight to LA isn't that expensive -- I found one around $250. There are many cheap hotels near LAX. So, technically speaking, I can afford this.

And it's a known fact that I am as crazy as doing it. But I already booked my chance to see him in NYC in November. So, it may be a bit too much to do twice in a year.

I'm still debating. Well, I cannot book this trip until I get "OK" from my manager anyway. I will ask on Monday. Will Sung do video for me again? This time, I'd like to record his voice for alarm to wake us up. Well, he or his management company may charge me for that. He is a multi-million dollar actor.

Another chance for others in Florida is below.


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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Just do it, Alright?

http://uproxx.com/movies/fast-furious-bring-han-back/

 Another excellent article with links to nice video. I love reading articles like this. There are so many people like me, just craving for Han o be back somehow in the series. OK. I'll be honest. I didn't even watch FF7 and probably skip 8 as well. No offence to other casts and crew members, but no Han, no FF to me.

I like how this article suggests option 1 through 5. I don't mind any of them as long as Han comes back in the franchise. Logistic doesn't really bother us. Totally agreed. lol~

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Happy Birthday!



Great video about Han! Found in the article about a great (possible) news.

http://nextshark.com/fast-furious-han-seoul-oh-return-sung-kang/

We are super excited to hear that Han may be brought back to FF! -- I know it's not confirmed, but since he is so popular, the studio may not be able to ignore the "demand."

http://www.cbr.com/fast-and-furious-han-seoul-oh-sung-kang/
http://movieweb.com/fast-furious-9-sung-kang-han/

And it's his birthday today!

Dear Sung,

Happy Birthday to you! I am so happy to see you doing great with many projects, keeping you busy all the time. It was also good to see you in NYC earlier this year! Too bad, I failed to join the project...  well, next time!

It's also good to see you have a lot of fans rooting you all the time. I can see them very actively showing their support to you in Instagram.  :)

Can't wait to see your next work! Stay engaged and keep us posted.

Mari

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

I've never seen him speaking this much Korean!






My friend posted screenshots from this video and mentioned about "๋ฅ˜ ์‹œ์›." Thanks to those keywords, I was able to locate this video on YouTube! Yey~~

Wow.. to be honest with you. I was very seriously impressed by his Korean speaking ability. I though he cannot speak Korean this much. Looks like he has no problem communicating in Korean at all. Or he just practiced really hard before this show. 

Maybe next time I see Sung in person, I should try my broken Korean. 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

His birthday is coming





Looks like there were still some video I failed to find earlier.. Glad I did Google Search tonight. :) I just realized I updated this blog only twice last month. Shame on me. It's been a little busy month and I caught cold (again) in 2nd half of March. After a few more days, Sung is going to be older than me by 1 year. Well, he has been always 8 months older than I am. But between my birthday and his, I enjoy being able to say I am exactly as old as he is. I know. We are in mid-40s'. Too old to talk like this. But who cares, right?

Recently, my friend share her secret crush. She told me that she just fell in love with someone she saw on TV and couldn't help thinking of him for days. I told her I could totally relate that to my crush though it's not that secret. But the only difference is that she calmed down after a couple of weeks. That'll never happen to me. I am as crazy as the first time I realized I'm in love with him, and it's been 10 years. I'll be the craziest ํ• ๋จธ๋‹ˆ he'd know someday.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

I missed the opportunity... again!

I was wrong about Sung's part with Snakehead is over in February. I wasn't sure what "unofficial wrap" means. Looks like the director needed extras again when we were hit by the late snow storm in 3rd week of March. I was once again, debating -- should I? But I only have a high mileage car.. my 11 years old Honda Civic just reached 200K miles recently. It's still drivable. But I need to survive with this car until my Model 3 becomes available. According to Tesla's website, my turn should be around late 2017. I'm still not 100% sure if that is a good idea or not as I often drive to NYC. With Model 3, I have to charge at least once each way. Looks like Super-charging station is available on my way. But not sure how long the wait might be.

Anyway, looks like Sung is back in NYC again today..? But this time, for POWER...? Can't take my eyes off of him!


Friday, March 10, 2017

Great team!

Looks like there are still many things are going on with Snakehead in NYC, but Sung's part seems to have been over.

Can't wait for the rest of works (like editing?) done!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Queens?

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Glad to see a lot is going on with Snakehead the movie.


Saturday, February 18, 2017

New York today?

It's so good to see him back in China Town, New York. Can't wait to find out more about "Snakehead" the movie.

According to a short video posted by one of the casts in the same work, Sung's role seems to be a gangster who facilitates human trafficking.

I started reading more about human trafficking and getting really depressed. It's so sad to know what's going on in real world in real time. Plus, a long and sad history in each country. We all know it exists somewhere not too far from where we live. I was a bit surprised to learn that Japan is categorized in Tier 2 in Ranking System while some other neighbor countries like South Korean and Taiwan are in Tier 1. That's a shocking fact to me.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trafficking_in_Persons_Report

Anyway, hope this movie show us something we can feel hopeful about the future. We don't want to enjoy our convenience at a cost of someone else's hardship.













By the way, it seems like Sung himself has been inactive in Twitter/Instagram/Facebook lately. I need to remind him that we want his selfie. Though we can see him through someone else's posting, we feel more connected if Sung posts something on his own. Please don't hesitate to do selfie and share. We want to hear from you.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Need more info about this one...

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Day 14 in NYC?

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Hope everyone is having a great weekend before Valentine's Day.
Do I have any plan? No. I just need to work.
But I'm happy! I'm happy because we can see how production of "Snakehead" is going. I took a few screenshots from "Story." According to the latest images, they just shot a brutal scene. Hope everything is going well with them.




Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Shame on me...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arowanafilms/snakehead
https://www.instagram.com/snakeheadmovie/

Facebook just reminded me what I did around this time last year. About a year ago, I met Sung in person after 8 years break. That was a huge "gift" to myself. I had to reward myself with something nice after working so hard in 2015. I didn't hesitate when I found the event where I have a pretty good chance to see him in person though it means $400+ for me to fly to LAX and stay one night plus other misc cost. After that, I learned about another project Sung is involved - Code 8. I didn't hesitate to back the project by pledging $450 for the right to attend New York premiere + a privilege(?) to have a photo with Sung taken in November 2017. -- Now, I just realized I missed a big chance to do even better -- 1-2 hours hang out with Sung plus the movie director! I can't believe I missed this.  T_T

OK. I'm not rich. $1,500 isn't easy. But not impossible. I just got my tax refund. I know I'm so fast and furious when it comes to getting tax refund especially after I became a homeowner. So, I can do $1,500. But I'm not sure if I can do this without making my hubby upset. :(   I just told him that we do not spend our tax refund because we have to buy Tesla Model 3 around the end of 2017. I don't have enough down payment for that.

But the money is not only for 1-2 hours with Sung. It helps the movie, which looks pretty interesting. At first, I didn't have any idea about "Snakehead." But after translated to Japanese, I realized what it is about. I've heard a very brutal true story about it a while ago. It'll be a heavy movie.

I also like the idea that it features an Asian immigrant female in early 30s'. I just missed that because I'm in 40s' now. But otherwise, I'm kind of in the same demography. I just wonder if someone can make a movie featuring someone like me -- well, perhaps not so dramatic. But it's actually been pretty eventful. Not sure if can be a movie, but I do plan to write a non-fiction about it someday. Like so many Korean guys comes and goes. Sung can be a part of my story because he takes up a quite a bit of Korean guys quota in my brain -- almost as much as my hubby does. Anyway, my story won't be as dramatic. But could be a comedy. I just don't know how I can make a public comedy story without embarrassing my family. lol~


Monday, February 6, 2017

Exciting project in NYC



On to a new project? This image reminds me how much I adore Sung having "bad guy" looking.




Too bad, I didn't plan ahead for being a part of this cool looking Indie. It might have been my chance to see Sung on set.  :(


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Back in NYC today?

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It seems Sung is back in NYC today. I saw him posted a short video of a young pianist playing in 34th street station of NYC Metro. That's exactly where I was two weeks ago. I saw the same boy playing the same music at a different corner of the same station.

Anyway, I feel good when I found him doing something similar to what I was doing recently.

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Recently, Sung retweeted a link to an article written 10 years ago:

http://www.backstage.com/news/sung-from-the-heart/

This was written before I start blogging here or even before Tokyo Drift released in theaters. A bit more details about how the character, "Han," was developed back then. Interesting!


By the way, I really like Sung in the bottom half of the photo below.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Small (and fun) project!

2017.01.23 ๆœˆๆ›œๆ—ฅ ใŠใฏใ‚ˆใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™☀ ๅคงๅฅฝใใชsungkangใธ ใƒ•ใ‚กใƒณใฎ็š†ใ‚“ใชใงใ‚ใชใŸใธใฎๆ„Ÿ่ฌใฎๆฐ—ๆŒใกใ‚’่พผใ‚ใฆไฝœใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸ。 ใ„ใคใ‚‚็ง้”ใซใจใใ‚ใ✨ใ‚„ใƒ‰ใ‚ญใƒ‰ใ‚ญ๐Ÿ’–ใ‚’ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†。 ใ‚ใชใŸใ‹ใ‚‰ๅนธใ›ใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใฃใฆใพใ™。 ใ“ใฎๅ†™็œŸใฏใƒ•ใ‚กใƒณใฎ็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใŒ「็งใฎไธ€็•ชๅฅฝใใชSung」ใจ้กŒใ—ใฆๆธพ่บซใฎไธ€ๆžšใ‚’้ธใณใพใ—ใŸ。 ็œŸใ‚“ไธญใฎใƒกใƒƒใ‚ปใƒผใ‚ธใƒœใƒผใƒ‰?ใฏ็งใŒไฝœใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸ。 ๆฐ—ใซๅ…ฅใฃใฆใใ‚Œใ‚‹ใจๅฌ‰ใ—ใ„ใงใ™。(*^▽^*) ใ‚ใชใŸใŒ่พ›ใ„ๆ™‚、ใใ˜ใ‘ใใ†ใชๆ™‚、็ง้”ใƒ•ใ‚กใƒณใฎไบ‹ใ‚‚ๆ€ใ„ๅ‡บใ—ใฆไธ‹ใ•ใ„。 ่€่‹ฅ็”ทๅฅณ、ๅ›ฝ็ฑๅ•ใ‚ใš、ๅ…จไธ–็•Œใซใ‚ใชใŸใฎใƒ•ใ‚กใƒณใฏใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ„ใพใ™。 ็ง้”ใฏ็ง้”ใฎใงใใ‚‹็ฏ„ๅ›ฒใงใ‚ใชใŸใ‚’ๅฟœๆดใ—ใฆ่กŒใใพใ™。 ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰、็ง้”ใฎๅญ˜ๅœจใ‚’็Ÿฅใฃใฆใฆๆฌฒใ—ใ„ใ—、ๆ€ใ„ๅ‡บใ—ใฆๆฌฒใ—ใ„。 ใ„ใคใ‚‚็š†ใ‚“ใชใงๅฟœๆดใ—ใฆใพใ™。 ่บซไฝ“ใซๆฐ—ใ‚’ใคใ‘ใฆ(เน‘>◡<เน‘) ☆ใ”ๅ”ๅŠ›ใ—ใฆไธ‹ใ•ใฃใŸ็š†ใ•ใ‚“、ใŠๅฟ™ใ—ใ„ไธญๆœฌๅฝ“ใซๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ—ใŸ๐Ÿ™‡‍♀️❤️ใฉใ‚Œใ‚‚็ด ๆ•ตใชSungใงใ™๐Ÿ˜†ๅˆใŠ็›ฎ่ฆ‹ใˆใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šๆ„Ÿๅ‹•ใ—ใพใ—ใŸ๐Ÿ™Œใ•ใ™ใŒSungๅคงๅฅฝใใช็š†ใ•ใ‚“๐Ÿ‘ SungใŒๆฐ—ใซๅ…ฅใฃใฆใใ‚Œใ‚‹ใจๅฌ‰ใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใญ๐Ÿ˜ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚‚็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใจไธ€็ท’ใซๅฟœๆดใ•ใ›ใฆไธ‹ใ•ใ„ใญ๐Ÿ’• ใฉใชใŸๆง˜ใ‚‚่‰ฏใ„ไธ€ๆ—ฅใ‚’✨ #sungkang @sungkangsta
A photo posted by ran๐ŸŒบ (@ran.sung) on



This was posted by one of my very good friends who is as crazy as I am when it comes to Sung. She did this small project and came out pretty good. Let me explain what she did here.

She started her instagram account, just so she can talk about how much Sung means to her, as well as within all the good things to the rest of the world. Her daily post includes a lot of kinds words and sincere message, not only about Sung, but also for whomever happen to see her post.

After building a solid community consisting other huge fans of Sung Kang's, she made this suggestion -- why don't you guys share your most favorite pic of Sung with me? I will make a collage out of them, and post in my account!

I was also invited, but I couldn't join -- I just have so many favorites, and couldn't pick one. But I was so glad to see this because there were so many joined her movement. Isn't this great?

The only thing made her sad is that she ended up getting no "like" from Sung himself. I'm not sure how much I can help her here, but I can at least explain what she tried. All I can do is Japanese to English translation. Though it's not perfect, let me try:

2017 Jan 23 Monday - Good morning. Along with other fans, I put together this collage to express my appreciation to you. Thank you for making us being so in love with you. We are receiving a lot of love from you. These photos are chosen by each fan participated my project. The message at the center was created by me. Hope you like it. When you are having a hard time or about to lose faith in what you are doing, please think of us. There are so many and all kinds of fans of yours all over the World. We will continue rooting you as much as we can. Therefore, hope you know we are here, and remember us from time to time. We love you. Please take care of yourself. For those participated my project, thank you very much! I know you all are busy. All of these "Sung" are wonderful. Some, I've never seen in the past. Impressed! No wonder you all are so in love with Sung. Let's hope Sung like this. Let me join you continue rooting Sung. Wish you all a great day!

Let' see if Sung can "like" this post now...

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Excellent character development

https://123movies.is/film/hollywood-adventures-4160/watching.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4115932/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_10

So, it's been a few weeks past since 2017 started, and I already forgot what my new year resolution was. I am not contributing to anything lately. What can I do to improve myself? What can I do for society? I know I can't do anything big. So, I just need to try focusing one thing I'm really good at. Watch all Sung Kang movies!

So, I searched this movie, "Hollywood Adventure," and it was actually surprisingly easy to find a web site where I can watch this movie online without any cost or even advertisement. Not sure how legit this version is, but hey, I tried to locate it in regular sites like Amazon/Netflix/iTunes store first. But no luck.

Anyway, glad I could finally watch this movie. Though the scenes we can see Sung were limited, I didn't have to fast forward to search his part because the movie itself was pretty interesting. It's a comedy flavored for Mainland of Chinese Market. It's interesting to see what is the image of USA that the audience in China would accept. I suppose USA is still pretty far and unfamiliar country for most of Asians. But it's just a comedy and there is no need to be serious about reality here as long as it is enjoyable. And it was indeed pretty enjoyable.

I think the best part of this movie is how each character is developed. There are many minor characters, but all of them are well defined and vivid, making it easier for the audience to follow the story. It was hard to read English subtitles because it seems to have been done by non-professional person, but it was not too hard to understand what's going on, though I wish I understand Mandarin.

Speaking of understanding Mandarin, I actually took Chinese conversation lesson for 2 years. But I never improved. I can still say many sentences. But I don't know when to use them appropriately. Being a Japanese is a slight advantage when learning Chinese because we can read Chinese characters. But how they sound and how we need to compose sentences are completely different. But I still feel ashamed when I see non-Asian people speaks Chinese better than I do. I just found one of my colleague - a while guy - speaks pretty good Chinese. Do I sound racist?

Well, we all have some idea about how each group of people of a specific race or the origin of the country is like. We just don't talk about that too openly in public. Movies are one of good ways to find out what they really think about the other group.

I just found another pre-produciton movie listed in IMDB:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5266668/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_2

Sung is a busy man!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Just found old photos


So, I did a quick search and found these photos! These must be taken a while ago after "The Motel" was shot. The boy must be an adult by now. 



Frequency of selfie

A photo posted by sung kang (@sungkangsta) on


Belated Happy New Year to all!

If you are my blog reader, I'm sure you are following Sung's instagram account, too and saw the same picture. It's always my conflict -- should I just embed his post here? Or look for somewhere else, so that my blog readers can see something they may not have seen before.

I just updated my featured photos in my Facebook account. We can specify up to 5 photos as "featured photos," and view of those are not restricted. So, I went ahead to choose 3 of my favorite shots with Sung, and removed the one with my hubby. Don't worry. It does not mean we fought recently. (lol~) My hubby does not want his images to be displayed online anyway. And he doesn't do Facebook, neither. Then, why did I do that?

Obviously, those photos are truly my favorites. Plus, I recently get re-connected with some of my friends from my high school time. Many of them do not even know I stopped living in Japan a while ago. I was pretty much disconnected with most of them for a long time. They started having annual reunion lately for which, Facebook Page was created. I joined there though I cannot make the reunion in person. When I see a name familiar to me, I briefly check how they are doing by clicking their profile link. Unfortunately, we are not true SNS generation, and it's rare to see someone like me sharing many photos. But I can still get some idea like how they are doing. I'm not sure how many of the members there would click my profile link to find out how I'm doing. But I thought it'll be fun if they find my favorite photos with Sung. I'm sure some of them will recognize Sung and say, "Wow, she married with a Hollywood star?" Well, just for fun or to make a discussion point for next time I see them in person.

Somehow, I used to enjoy people making a rumor about me. I wasn't that famous or popular type of high school girl, but somehow, many people knew about me and would talk about me. I didn't mean to stand out, but I didn't want to restrict myself within a "common sense." I believed in my own "common sense" somehow. I know this does not make any sense, but one example of strange stuffs I did when I was in the classroom is that I painted my desk to blue. I kind of knew nobody else does something like that. But I just didn't want to make it as a reason for me not to do.

Hope my old schoolmates find my featured photos and start their own story about me. What Mari has been doing since she graduated from the high school in Japan? How did she end up with taking 3 different photos with "Wild Speed" guy --- that's how "Fast and Furious" called in Japan. Let's see if that works.

By the way, we must remind Sung that we don't mind seeing more selfie posted on instagram or Twitter. Actually, we do need more of you! It's good to see that you share stuffs caught your attention or helping your friend works to get noticed. But we need to see you more frequently.

Just like the one posted for New Year greeting. That's it! Great smile. Gorgeous guy is gorgeous.