Drama Review: Because of Meeting You


Because of Meeting You

Ep: 56

Because of Meeting You is a Chinese remake of the Korean drama: Come! Jang Bori. 

A bubbly and adored young woman, Zhang Guo Guo, works at her mother’s wonton shop, delivering wonton around the small town. She is hard working and has an upright personality. She always submits herself to her spoiled older sister, Zhang Yu Xin, but little does she know that she is adopted and that her biological family actually runs a famous embroidery workshop. As both sisters become devoted to the art of embroidery, they become rivals in the embroidery industry and in gaining affection from Guo Guo’s biological mother.

This drama is centered around embroidery, which I found very unique. I do not usually watch dramas incorporating fashion so I was very excited when I found this! I adore all the gorgeous qipao outfits! Honestly, I wish I could embroider.

This drama falls under the genre of melodramas, but was very adorable at the same time, centering around the themes of family and integrity. Continue reading

The Medical Tag

Hi there! Things have been busy recently with exams and paper deadlines, but now I’m back! I have been tagged by Mavis from @doctorinspe to do a Medical Tag. I hope that through this tag, the medical community on WordPress will grow. If you are tagged, I wish that you will join this tag and build this community! If you are interested in the medical profession and have encountered this post, I hope that you will too join!

Who are you and where do you study?
I am a first generation Vietnamese American college student. I am an eighteen year old freshman studying biochemistry/pre-med. I am currently studying in a large four-year public state university in the U.S.

When did you start studying medicine or premed courses?
I entered college with a declared major in biochemistry/pre-med, but I have already started my pre-med courses in high school. At my high school, I was able to take Advanced Placement courses, such as AP Chemistry and AP Biology, that gave me college credit. This has helped me stay ahead with my plan on graduating on time and making room for other exciting classes (Genetics, Anatomy, Physiology, etc!)

What made you choose the medical field?
I first decided to pursue pharmacy in 9th grade under the influence of my older sister. However, I did not seriously considered medical school until 11th grade. I was involved in a medical club in high school that exposed me to a great variety of medical professionals. One speaker stuck out to me. She was a procedural dermatologist that owned her own clinic. Her speech inspired me to become diligent and persistent in pursuing a career that I would love to wake up to each day. Through her speech I also realized my love for skincare. Continue reading

Match Day

Match Day is the third Friday of every March where fourth year medical students learn where they will continue their study (residency, internship, or fellowship) for the next three to seven years. According to the National Resident Matching Program, 2017 marks the highest number of applicants and positions offered. Over 31,000 positions were offered; that’s 31,000 new young physicians!!

Match Day may be one of the most nerve-wracking moments of a medical student. Medical school is a strict time period where students are forced to isolate themselves from the outside world. Who knows how many gatherings, reunions, birthdays, weddings, funerals, etc. have been missed during these years. After eight years of continuous study (4 years undergraduate, 4 years medical school), these hard working students are finally able to start settling down. Daughters and sons are finally able to return back to their hometowns and reunite with their family and friends. Others may finally start new lives in new states. Wherever they go, these doctors are now able to practice with their own hands, a goal that so many years and efforts have finally conquered.  Continue reading

Drama Review: General and I

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General and I

Eps: 62

This drama was based on the Chinese Novel, A Lonesome Fragrance Waiting to be Appreciated, which I plan to start reading soon!

Bai Ping Ting (Angelababy) is a refugee, taken as a servant in the mansion of Prince of Jian An. However, she is never treated as a servant. She is He Xia’s (Sun Yi Zhou) childhood playmate, who he evidently falls for. Dangerously rising to power, Prince of Jian An and his family is massacred by the King of Yan. Escaped, He Xia promises to take revenge for his family.

Bai Ping Ting is widely known as a war strategist and vows to help He Xia take revenge. However, she falls for the enemy, General Chu Bei Jie (Wallace Chung) of Jin. As star-crossed lovers, these two face both deceptions and romance in the mist of the war among the four states, Jin, Yan, Liang and Qin. Continue reading

Favorite Mukbang AKA Food Porn

Mukbang is a type of video where people film themselves eat, preferably a large meal/feast. Some broadcasters may even show you how to cook the food before too! In some videos, followers may join in conversations with the broadcaster in a livestream. Popular broadcasters may earn up to $10,000 per month! This trend started in South Korean and I have been hooked ever since.

I’m sort of picky with which mukbang broadcaster I like to watch. I’m not very into the crazy new food trends such as Hot Cheetos covered food. I’m more into delicious practical dishes that I would make and eat. Here are my top favorite broadcasters!

Quang Tran

Quang is such an awesome cook! He makes food from scratch and has a cute way of eating that makes me feel his love of food from my screen! He also has a dog named Kitty, who makes a cute intro! Continue reading

Drama Review: Ice Fantasy

Ice Fantasy

Ep:62

A Fire Tribe prince mysteriously dies while he visits the Ice Tribe’s prince’s coming-of-age ceremony. War is inevitable. The Fire Tribe King attacks and manage to capture the King and Queen of the Ice Tribe. Prince Ka Suo (Feng Shao Feng) and Ying Kong Shi (Ma Tian Yu) are the only two descendants of the Ice Tribe that escaped. In the mortal realm, these two seek the Guardian, Li Luo (Victoria Song), to win back the Ice Tribe and the power over all the realms.

This series is currently on Netflix!
Ice Fantasy is a Chinese historical/fantasy drama that collaborated with directors of the famous series: Lord of the Rings. The graphics are to die for. This is the most beautiful production I have ever seen. Maybe even more beautiful than the Lord of the Rings series. Continue reading

Choosing My Major: Biochemistry/Pre-Med

Technically speaking, a bachelor degree is not always necessary to enter medical school. The main requirements are to complete the pre-requisites and achieve the minimum score on the MCAT. However, students with a bachelor degree are more competitive students. There is no ONE amazing degree that medical schools look for. History and art majors are no lesser than science majors. What matters is that you should major in something that interest you. A non-science may even benefit you by making you stand out. Continue reading