Here is our reaction when we received our first Liebster from DramaNoona!
Except we are prettier than these guys. Ok, at least prettier than Seo Kyung-Seok (Gumi chimes in: and definitely not prettier than Jang Hyuk!)
And here is what we did when we received our second Liebster from DDee!
Yes dear friends, we didnt receive just 1 award, we got 2! It is a great honor coming from these lovely ladies whose blogs we visit frequently and love.
DramaNoona is, as her nickname suggests, a fan of Noona romances, happy endings and she is also writing a story based on dramas, entitled “Heart Murmurs”!
DDee, from the Obsessive Compulsive Drama Watching Disorder Who doesn’t love DDee? only those who haven’t met her right? Visit her blog. You will find yourself loling even about posts covering dramas and people you don’t know! She is that hilarious!
Gracias amigas! Gomawo!
The idea behind the Liebster is to encourage new bloggers. Bloggers nominate other bloggers that have less than 200 followers thus introducing them to new followers etc. A pretty cool idea, in our opinion!
So here are the rules:
1. Each nominee link back the person who nominated them.
2. Answer 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.
3. Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.
4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.
Ok now, on to the questions:
1)Why did you start blogging?
I think it was post Iris 2 therapy for me. I didn’t like that drama but I owe it a few things. An important one is that I met Gumi my blogger partner in crime. We bonded over our disappointment with the first and hopefully only drama with Jang Hyuk that we haven’t been able to enjoy. And after it ended, we started to frenetically re watch all “the good stuff” maybe to forget it faster ha! On this link we also explain other reasons why we started this blog 🙂
2) How did you come up with the name of your blog?
Haha! that was the product of a long session of brainstorming, brainsqueezing and brainsmashing I had with Gumi. Finally it was picked out of exhaustion! We wanted something simple that include Jang Hyuk’s full name, (for SEO purposes) but the good ones like Just…Jang Hyuk was already taken, years ago by wonderful blogger Zoi (We love you Zoi!!!) and so forth. So after many ridiculous candidates like “His Royal Hyukness” and “Hooked on Hyuk” lol! we ended up with Stuck on Hyuk which is also reminiscent of the song “Stuck on you”
3) Who is your favorite author?
DramaFan: Various and from various genres but Tolkien, Mario Vargas Llosa and Isabel Allende are among my favorites
Gumi: Eh, I don’t really have a favorite author…I don’t follow authors, I just read books, haha. Oh, actually, I do have a favorite author in Korea. Her name is Jeon Min Hee, and she writes amazing fantasy novels…I definitely would recommend her, but I guess you need to understand Korean, lol.
4) What type of show/movie is your guilty pleasure?
DramaFan: I’ve always leaned towards the corny, the campy, cheesy, kitsch, you name it! So I can’t really think of a proper guilty pleasure! I like cheese, shamelessly? I like, sci fi, fantasy, etc. And I’m absolutely non critical when it comes to comedies! I’ll laugh at the dumbest most ridiculous things!
Gumi: I don’t feel guilty for any of my pleasure!
5) Do you have someone to watch dramas with?
DramaFan: Yes! My mom! she is my best k-drama watching buddy ever! sometimes it is because of her that I get to finish dramas I would otherwise drop. I also have my twitter friends.
Gumi: I desperately make them, wherever I go. I give tailored recommendations to my friends and persistently cling on them to watch dramas together with me. Sometimes it works perfectly, and I have a drama buddy! For me it’s rewatching but it’s as exciting as watching it for the first time. Have succeeded that with Tamra the Love Island four times, Chuno three times, Thank You three times, Robbers twice, etc.
6) What is your favorite drama genre?
DramaFan: Sageuk, because besides liking history, and enjoying “googling historical facts” with mom, as much as watching the drama itself, sageuk tends to have a little bit of everything, sometimes fantasy elements, comedy, drama, etc. I also feel the acting tends to be more polished. And I like period pieces from other countries as well.
Gumi: I guess Sageuk. I was kinda interested in Korean history when I was young. I also like traditional clothes, they look pretty. Sageuk also allow more dramatic situations.
7) Do you watch dramas from multiple countries?
DramaFan: Yes, before k-drama, I was getting into a Bollywood phase and coming out of a British dramas/series phase. I’ve watched movies and shows from different latin american countries, Spain, and there is obviously Hollywood
Gumi: Not really…I did watch some Japanese dramas before. I think I only watch K drama now. I’m actually trying to watch some Chinese/Taiwanese dramas.
8) If you could meet any actor, from any country, who would you meet?
DramaFan: Jang Hyuk! (I guess that was obvious)
Gumi: Jang Hyuk! 장혁! 张赫！チャンヒョく！
9) Who is your current drama crush?
DramaFan: I crush more on characters than actors, yeah, plenty of those, besides Jang Hyuk characters of course ,there is Bidam from Queen Seondeok (Kim Nam Gil), Hang Kang from 49 Days (Jo Hyun Jae), etc Its hard to count them all, I tend to crush on at least one male character, while I’m watching a drama. Right now I’m into the Yuan emperor on Empress Ki (Jin Chang Wook) and Hyung Joon on Miss Korea (Lee Sun Kyun)
Gumi: Daegil from Chuno (Jang Hyuk), Kiseo from Thank You (Jang Hyuk), Oh Joon from Robbers (Jang Hyuk)….lol. They are only ‘current’ crushes and all Jang Hyuk characters have been my crush at some point. Non-Jang Hyuk past crushes include Maestro Kang from Beethoven Virus (Kim Myung Min), Bidam from Queen Seondeok (Kim Nam Gil), Park Gyu from Tamra the Love Island (Lim Ju Hwan).
10) Have you ever been nominated for a blogging award before?
DramaFan: No! this is my first! Thank you once again DramaNoona
DramaFan: A sageuk or a proper sci fi one, with adventure and maybe a crime mystery mixed in. I would hire the director of Chuno. There would be awesome action scenes, with people flying and kicking here and there yeah! I have no idea about a specific plot or casting, but for action sageuk, Jang Hyuk and Kim Nam Gil are a shoe in! I’ve also been wondering lately, how Gong Hyo Jin would look in a hanbok 😉 I was also writing a drama (with Gumi’s help) that has absolutely nothing to do with this genre, but I don’t want to talk about it in case I one time finish it and get to share it in this blog.
Gumi: Romantic comedy, with Jang Hyuk in it! If I could somehow put him in high heels, it’d be hilarious (rewatched My Sassy Girl recently, lol).
2. If you could travel back in time and be a fly on the wall in any drama shoot in the universe, which would you pick and why?
DramaFan: Chuno! Chuno! and Chuno!
Gumi: Chuno! Abs! Chuno! Men! Chuno! Jang Hyuk!
3. If you weren’t blogging about dramas what would you be blogging about?
DramaFan: I had the idea of blogging about all the cheesy, corny, kitsch stuff I like, including actual cheese (ha! the randomness) and I actually called my first tumblr page, Say Cheese! ROTFL! but never got to do anything with it.
Gumi: I probably won’t be able to overcome my laziness and blog about something…
4. How soon into your drama addiction did you want to start cooking and eating ramyun?
DramaFan: I distinctly remember craving noodles while watching Coffee Prince. And learning the word “Ahjussi”. But I didn’t feel like exploring korean recipes until I watched “Jewel in the Palace” which also could be known as “Food porn in the Joseon Era”
Gumi: I was cooking and eating ramyun long before my drama addiction 😛
5. In what ways is your family similar to and different from the average K-drama family?
DramaFan: This question is complicated for me. Trying to think, there was no meddling mother in law, no overbearing mother, my brothers are not jerk chabeols…I just can’t think of a similarity so far. Oh wait! we like to eat a lot?
Gumi: Difference: My parents are not super rich conglomerate, nor are they super poor indebted people with loan sharks chasing them around and trying to sell off their daughter. I also don’t have secret half brothers or sisters, and I’m pretty sure I am biological daughter of both of my parents.
Similarity: We speak Korean.
6. List 11 random facts about yourself.
1.- I love cats
2.- I’ve tried to quit chocolate, but I can’t
3.- I’ve tried to quit coffee but I can’t
4.- I’ll eat everything except arugula (and sometimes I eat it too)
5.- I’ll try everything at least once (still talking about food here)
6.- Seriously, I’ll eat the strangest thing on the table, and make everyone go ewww
7.- I used to watch horror films while eating “manjarblanco” or “dulce de leche” at midnight (when I was left at my aunt’s house, my mom would not have allowed this, although we kind of do it together these days, hmmm)
8.- I was obsessed with sci fi shows such as The X Files, Farscape and Stargate (finally stopped talking about food)
9.- I’m currently obsessed with the game Just Dance and I gain many points with the Ricky Martin songs (still struggle with Gangnam Style)
10.- I use the words “currently obsessed” very often
11.- I love all kinds of cheese (and we are back to food)
1. I have short pinky fingers.
2. I saw Jang Hyuk in person for seven times……..hah…..unbelievable….
3. I don’t have an ipod or any other mp3 listening device.
4. I speak Korean, English, kind of Chinese, and a liittle bit of Japanese.
5. The thing I hate the most about watching Kdrama is it makes me want to eat Korean food when I can’t.
6. I surprisingly don’t watch that many dramas. I just know about them. “Know” as in know their story plot, character names, director, writer, TV station, ratings, overall responses….so people assume I watch a lot of dramas.
7. I don’t work out at all and I really need to.
8. I like trying weird things to eat.
9. I love seeing dogs or cats but never want to raise them. Too scared they might die.
10. I’ve always had this secret desire to cut my hair super short, like guy-hair-short, but never had courage to.
11. I have never broken my bones.
Ahjussi Fan: She is into ahjussis, she is hilarious, and she’ll probably want to kick us for making her answer more questions! 😀
Crush on DaHae: A blog dedicated entirely to Lee Da Hae, Jang Hyuk’s partner in two dramas!!! (actually, three, but we are trying to forget the third one) Lovely apqaria manages this blog
MyMyooz: I bet she already has many Liebsters, but I want to recommend Nelly’s blog anyway. Her blog is a good place to go when you want to decide what to watch since she watches and reviews 20 k-dramas at a time (or so it seems) Nelly is also one of the friendliest nicest twitter friends you will meet 😉
Your Daily K-Shot of Hot: What’s not to love about this blog run by Michelle de Marco? It’s all about k-hotties! Need I say more? Plus if you are fan of Rain you will find in Michelle, a fangirling partner forever 🙂
The Drama Corner: Snow White covers upcoming dramas, dramas she is currently watching, etc etc. There is variety of topics and a friendly smart blogger to exchange thoughts with.
Creating Volumes: She has been Liebstered! but it was last year, so I figure why not? I love exchanging thoughts with Betsy HP (the few times we did) and reading her exchange thoughts with others 😉 She is a fan of sci fi too yay!
Living the Fangirl Life: This is one of the first blogs I followed. It is all about reviews by Oshelooishi. She is also very cool to follow on twitter, always giving interesting drama recommendations.
Kdramadreamer: This seems to be a new blog, but zhaoul has already watched a good amount of k-dramas, j-dramas and t-dramas. Another good place to go for recommendations
Hyuk Honey: A blog dedicated to Jang Hyuk from Iran. It is maintained by our enthusiastic friend Cathy! We don’t know what it says, but it looks like a happy place, with lots of captures and gifs
The Fangirl Verdict: Since kfangurl has already received about 100 Liebsters I won’t give her another one, but I still want to recommend her blog although I know many of you already visit it. If you haven’t, don’t waste another minute. The blog is beautiful and has the most analytical, epic, awesome reviews in the blogosphere
The Realm Of Olde Brooklyn: You must think I lost it already! What does this have to do with k-drama? Nothing! but this blog is beautiful and it is run by our very good friend Lady G whose contributions have become essential to us at Stuck on Hyuk. I want to give her a well-deserved recognition even though she won’t know where to put it! lol (you could answer the questions in the comments area if you want Lady G).
1.- If you are going to a desert island, and you can only take 3 k-dramas with you, which will they be and why?
2.- You are on the same desert island and you can make only three k-hotties to come spend time with you. Who will they be, and what would each be in charge of? (Who would do the cooking, etc?)
3.- I (DramaFan) am still not familiar with Kpop. What is the one korean singer I must definitely listen to, and which are his/her best songs?
4.- The next time I go to a korean restaurant, what should I definitely order?
5.- What was your first Kdrama crush?
6.- What is the maximum number of episodes you have watched in a day? (Gumi: My record is 14, it was when I was on a Chuno run:P)
7. Which is the Kdrama cliche you just can’t stand?
8. Which is the Kdrama cliche you actually enjoy?
9. Who is your favorite korean actress?
10. Tell us your favorite Kdrama OST