“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier’.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson
Remember to stay up to date with the world, listen to those facing atrocities and help spread awareness/donate where you’re able to.
I would have liked to have done more on my blog this year and actually stuck to being consistent. I’m sure those who have followed my blog for a while (thank you by the way! ♥) probably hate that word… But, I’m here to shout it again. I WILL be consistent! I’m also super proud of how well I’m doing with a post every December! So at the moment I’m very optimistic!
I plan to do two posts a week. I have liked doing some new ideas and I want to keep incorporating those into my blog, as well as experimenting with others. I did an Insta Like an Idol challenge for myself and it is probably the post I’m most proud of. If you have any ideas that you would like to see, let me know!
This post is mostly highlighting some things that I definitely want to accomplish/complete in 2022. I tend to enjoy planning and not follow through, so these challenges are base level simple. I’m going into 2022 with a clean(ish) slate and less pressure on myself.
Things I want to achieve in 2022:
- 2 posts a week: Tuesday and Friday
- Broadening my post topics and incorporating creative ideas
- More engagement with my audience. On every post, my comments are always open and I’m going to keep adding a feedback button where you can also share your thoughts (you may have already seen this feature on some posts already).
- I know numbers aren’t everything, but a numerical goal is good to aim for and I’m batting low, but I’d like to see another 20 people enjoy my posts enough to hit the follow button ♥
I went into 2021 with too high expectations. I thought I would use my time well… so here I am making a clean slate for 2022.
I will be trying to get through the dramas left on my Valentine’s Watchlist, as those are dramas that I do want to get to. The only other dramas that I definitely want to watch to are the ones that I’m spelling my name with! 8 dramas sounds completely feasible and whatever else I watch will be a huge bonus ♥
It takes place in a time in which infectious diseases have become the new normal. In a newly constructed apartment in a large city where the higher floors are up for general sales and the lower floors are rented out, the series depicts the subtle psychological battle and the class discrimination that occurs. The city hits rock bottom when an impending apocalypse hits in the form of a new type of infectious disease in which people suffer from unabated thirst.WIKI
In November and December I have seen this drama all over my timeline, and while I’m not a zombie person, I am Park Hyung Sik enthusiast 😂 And I’ve only ever seen Han Hyo Joo in Dong Yi, so seeing her in this type of role will be interesting and fun.
A Piece of Your Mind (2020)
A drama-romance between Moon Ha-won (Jung Hae-In) and Han Seo-woo (Chae Soo-Bin). Moon Ha-won is an AI programmer and he is the founder of AH Company. He is a consistent person with a good heart. Meanwhile, Han Seo-woo works as a classical music recording engineer. Her life is unstable without a family or house, but she is a positive person.WIKI
While I am a little worried about going into a drama that was shorted by four whole episodes because of low ratings… I have seen some very positive reviews, so I’m not quite sure what to think. I really loved Chae Soo Bin in I’m Not a Robot and Jung Hae In in One Spring Night, and I can imagine they would have great on screen chemistry!
You Raise Me Up (2021)
Do Yong-Sik (Yoon Si-Yoon) is 31-year-old man with some troubles. He has prepared for the civil service exam for years. During this time, his physical appearance has deteriorated, with a now big gut. Do Yong-Sik is also impotent. He decides to go to a urology clinic to address his impotency. There, Do Yong-Sik meets his first love Lee Ru-Da (Hani). She works at the clinic as a urologist.
Meanwhile, Lee Ru-Da is a proficient doctor with a beautiful appearance and comes from a wealthy family background. She is dating Do Ji-Hyeok (Park Ki-Woong), who works as a psychiatrist. Her boyfriend runs a psychology counseling clinic. He is conceited when it comes to himself, which rubs Lee Ru-Da the wrong way. To lower his overconfidence, Lee Ru-Da brags about her first love Do Yong-Sik to her boyfriend. One day, her first love Do Yong-Sik appears in front of her. His appearance is totally different from their past.AsianWiki
I would not have been interested to really watch this drama had I not seen Kay’s review on Kdrama Kisses. It sounds really interesting, heart-warming and inspirational.
Life On Mars (2018)
Han Tae-joo (Jung Kyung-Ho) leads a crime investigation team. He has experienced a rapid rise in his career and he trusts data over people. While investigating a serial murder case, he has an accident. When Han Tae-joo wakes up, he finds himself in 1988. He does not know why, but he is now a detective appointed to work at a police station in a small city. To get back to the present day, Han Tae-joo tries to solve a serial murder case.WIKI
I wish I found time to watch this drama this year, but I will definitely get it done in 2022! I am so excited to watch Life on Mars as I think I will really enjoy it. I love a crime drama, and while I know it won’t have the same feel as the original (I don’t know if anything does) I still think it will have a charm and unique quality. Also, for liking the chaotic mess that is Jung Kyung Ho, I’ve never actually seen any of his acting work. How is that possible?!
Cha Soo Hyun (Song Hye Kyo) is the daughter of a powerful, political family. She recently divorced her wealthy husband from an arranged marriage. Tired of living life guided by others, she decides to travel overseas. She meets Kim Jin Hyuk (Park Bo Gum), a free-spirited young soul on the way. Despite their differences, they are undeniably drawn to each other.
Will the two find true love amongst their differences?VIKI
I don’t think I would ever have watched this without me needing a drama that starts with an “E”. But, the more I think about this drama, the more I’m interested in seeing why it has such high ratings. I didn’t think it was so popular, as I don’t recall hearing many people talk about it… Or maybe I was looking in a different direction 😅
I’m not overly familiar with Song Hye Kyo or Park Bo Gum’s work despite them both being very popular.
Inspector Koo (2021)
A reclusive ex-cop re-enters the game as an insurance investigator, searching for clues in crime scenes perfectly staged by a serial killer in her midst.Netflix
I’ve seen this on my timeline and it looks to be both funny and have a compelling and interesting plot.
Kim Shin (Gong Yoo), a decorated military general from the Goryeo Dynasty, is framed as a traitor and killed by the young king. He becomes an immortal goblin, helping people with his powers and being a kind man in spite of his grieving past. The only way to put an end to his immortality is the Goblin’s bride, whose aid in pulling out the sword will end his painful immortality.
Ji Eun-tak (Kim Go-eun) is a bubbly high school student who remains cheerful and hopeful despite her tragic life. She summons the Goblin by chance and their fates begin to entwine. The Goblin’s nephew, Yoo Deok-hwa (Yook Sung-jae), leases the Goblin’s house to a Grim Reaper (Lee Dong-wook) and the two end up living under the same roof. Ji Eun-tak starts working a part-time job at a chicken store run by a charismatic young woman, Sunny (Yoo In-na). As the lives of Kim Shin, Grim Reaper, Ji Eun-tak and Sunny interweave, a deeper story unfolds, as they are not just strangers who met by chance, but people with deep-rooted relations.WIKI
I should have finished this drama ages ago. I have seen the first 2 episodes and really enjoyed them. I love Shin and the Grim Reaper – they are both so stupid and hilarious! Every moment they share is gold.
My only problem is that the episodes are so long… I’m someone who loves the staple kdrama that has 16 1hr long episodes (and only one series) and I can’t be doing with episodes that are 90mins! That’s a film! That’s 16 films! That’s probably more films than I’ve watched in the last 3 years… 😂
Anyway, I really want to get this drama watched~
Hello, Me! (2021)
Miserable and unsuccessful, a woman thinks she’s lost all her spark — until one day, her spunky younger self appears in front of her demanding change. Based on the 2011 novel Fantastic Girl by Kim Hye Jung.Netflix + Wiki
I saw this come up as a recommended on Netflix and it looks funny. And then I saw someone on twitter say that they binged the entire thing instead of sleeping properly before they had to get up early for work. Some of their comments made me want to see our mains interact so badly!
I like Choi Kang Hee – one of my all time favourites is Heart to Heart (2015) ♥ And recently, I tried to watch My Fellow Citizen’s for her and Siwon’s comedic acting is not for me. Not to mention that what I watched was boring. However, I have more faith in Kim Young Kwang’s acting.
I plan to set my Goodreads goal for 75 books and I truly want to focus on getting through my Owned TBR.
I plan on continuing the Playing Along with Booktuber’s TBR Games series on my blog for some months, and taking part in readathons for others. I also want to be a bit more involved in readathons in 2022.
I don’t want to set any tbr’s for the year, as this didn’t really work for me when I did this for the Buzzwordathon, which I didn’t complete. Instead of doing this, I’m going to take part in the 2022 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge which is hosted by Kim and Tanya on Girlxoxo.com. All the prompts are doable and I’m sure they will be very easy to incorporate into my monthly tbr’s.
I’m so excited and optimistic about the challenges I’ve set myself for 2022.
Do you have any blogging plans? Or plans in general? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you for reading!
I hope you’re having a lovely day and staying safe ♥
Sounds like a good year ahead! I’ve watched both Happiness and You Raise Me Up this year, and I especially enjoyed Happiness (I’m also a Park Hyungsik enthusiast and don’t like zombies, and well he didn’t disappoint ;)). I hope you enjoy as much as I did!
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