Friday, September 30, 2005

walk on through the wind......

i've been a bad girl and i did not make any entry in my blog for almost a month. blame it on too much dosage of yong joon and whats going on with April Snow. since yong joon came from japan, i've been bombarded with lots of vods, pictures, articles on his promo tour and i was just floored. add to this, i got hooked on going over reviews and what ppl are saying about AS. i wont elaborate much on what i feel about other ppl's thoughts on AS coz everybody is entitled to one's opinion, and i wont say much on the not so nice and senseless things written about AS. i'll only focus on the positive side of things this time around. suffice to say, AS got mixed reviews, it had a share of negative ones and a fair share of positive reviews, & that's good enough for me. i still have to see the film but from the numerous reviews i've read, i can say that the film is kind of difficult to digest for ordinary moviegoers but i sure envy those who were able to capture the essence of the film. i hope i will be one of those lucky ones. i would like to see what dir hur, byj & syj envisioned for this film. i want to capture what went into their minds, what they saw through their eyes in completing this film.

i feel sad with what happened to AS in korea. of all the places in the world, his own country let him down. lots of things had been said about the reasons why AS was not that "successful" in Korea, depending on how you define successful in the context of type of korean movies. i must say i was really very very disappointed in the korean media on how they treated AS & byj. i was upset to the point of being disgusted. good thing i have an idea on why they've done that to AS & byj plus that factor of AS being a film not for the mainstream audience. having said all these and yet still not saying so many things, i think this episode in yong joon's career is a learning experience for him. its just hurtful for a fan like me but knowing yong joon, he is taking all these in stride. bruised, but definitely not beaten. some ppl may continue on downgrading yong joon but i'm pretty sure he will have the last laugh on all of these, he will be the last man standing and he will still be the king of our world !!

on a more upbeat note, i'm so happy about the reception of AS in japan. the japanese byj fans as well the japanese moviegoers gave AS a much deserved recognition. to date, it has become the top grossing korean film in japan and they really seem to like the film. good for them !! looks like AS is more to the taste bud of japanese than koreans. i'm also happy that AS did well in its screening in a number of internationl film festivals. to be recognized by movie savvy critics and audience is more than enough for me to cover up the mess the korean media made against AS. now i'm thinking, after all this hoopla, i'm sure yong joon will not let this happen again. or at least minimize this kind of things to happen in the future. i'm sure byj and bof took stock of things, went over them, and made another battle plan. so i guess his upcoming TV drama, The Great King is something that i will definitely look forward to. this is going to be one amazing epic drama for sure. and yong joon will make sure of it.

this month of september year 2005 was really something. i went through a gamut of emotions as a byj fan. it was trying, it was difficult, it was painful. but the best thing that happened here was i went through this with my fellow byj fans and with yong joon himself. we went through this and we hurdled it with laughter on the side and it made me love him even more. he showed us grace under pressure. dignity even under fire. that's our man. he made us walked through heavy rain and wind and together we survived it.