A popular genre in the Chinese translated novels that I have been reading is the main character being dropped into their fantasy world. They then have to figure out life in their new environment and how to get back home. These are complex stories that are rarely finished in one book. So, it was nice to see a Chinese Romantic Comedy take this theme to the television screen.
Modern Love was an exposition put in the New Yorker to talk about how love has been found and discovered in modern times. There are tales of hope and heart-break written by various authors across the country. I love the simplicity of the short shorties as the grip you hard and fast before you have reached the end as they address the never ending topic of love.
One of the first Broadway plays that I watched in New York was the ever popular and famous Wicked about 5 years ago. If you are not familiar with the story, then you are missing out. Wicked is a unique take on the story from Wizard of Oz. The story of what happened before Dorthy dropped in.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I decided to cover a beloved romance series that I have read but now I can say I have watched as well. The romance series that I am discussing is the Outlander series. (If you remember I had covered the book in an earlier post, Outlander: Take off the shelf or beloved series?) Thanks to Netflix, I have watched all the latest episodes of Outlander, the TV series, and can now compare the show to the book.
The good old days of meeting your potential love interest out at the bar has come and gone. (Not that you wanted to meet some of them half the time anyway!) So introducing dating apps to the the modern dating, more specifically, Bumble. I have created rules to avoid the bad dates that I have been on so you can have better success on your first try than me.
February is the time for heart, love, and roses. It has me thinking about the language of love. When I think of love language, it means how do we communicate love with those around us. We each communicate differently with our family, friends, and lovers. However, there is a few things that is the same no matter.
Love can come when you least expect.
It may make you cry or laugh.
Love can open doors.
It can help you move on.
Love is powerful, and maybe that is why romance books are so popular. If you love romance books, might I suggest The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service by Beth Kendrick.
I love a good Korean Drama. I don’t speak Korean, but the use of subtitles are helpful. I love how different it is to some American television shows, and that the show has a ending in 12 to 16 episodes. So, it is no surprise that I have a few recommendations when it comes to Korean Television (see here and here). Now, I have a new addition to my recommendation list of Korean shows. I have added The K2 to my must watch list since it has been added to Netflix.
Love is not just a four lettered word. Love is how we define social construct of family and lovers. We love our friends, and we love our family. However, love contains infinite meanings and significance. We love our friends and our family, but we don’t love them in the same way. So how do we love? Ted Talk Radio Hour decided to take this on in How We Love by inviting experts like Amy Webb, and Jeff Kluger to talk about these different aspects of our love and how we express it.
The show opens up with Amy Webb recounting her dive into the world of online dating while she was single. So she set out on the journey to hack the online dating profile algorithm. She had a list of characteristics or qualities she was looking for in a husband and valued them based on the importance to her.
Based on the real life game, Chinese Ghost Story, two players started romancing online while the real world tries to pull and bring them together. Eventually, the two lovers meet in person to only realize that there is true love inside and outside the game. Click here to discover more!