Wednesday, August 30, 2006 was a very good year

i was out of town & out of touch yesterday & missed the b-day fun of fan greetings yesterday. got a lot of reading & catching up to do today!! as always, Yong Joon spent another working b-day & that was nice of BOF to post a message for his fans though it would be extra super nicer if it could have been Yong Joon himself who sent the message....oh well, just one of those wishful thinking ^^ .

anyways, just checked in at Brokore and i saw this ad about Yong Joon and a port wine, specifically, Dow's 1972 Colheita Port. this got me curious & even w/o understanding japanese, did my usual mind boggling babelling on Brokore info and my usual googling on the topic. looks like in celebration of yong joon's 34th birthday, brokore together w/ is offering this limited edition of port wine that comes w/ a premiere wine glass from Riedel

why Dow's 1972 Colheita Port? not sure if this is a personal favorite of Yong Joon but being a wine connoisseur, he probably also favors this particular brand. seems like this highly regarded port wine was bottled in the year 1972, same as Yong Joon's birthyear and was produced in limited numbers only.

Dow's is one of the greatest of all port houses & dedicated in producing some of the best port wines in the world. got the following info from my googling ~ the word ''Colheita''(pronounced col-YATE-ah) means Harvest in Portuguese and refers to wines from a single harvest that have been aged in wood for a minimum of 7 years. Colheita Ports have a complex appealing nutty character acquired from the long contact with oak. they are beautifully structured with delicious, delicate fruit, an enticing silky-smooth texture and a long opulent finish. the style of Dow’s Ports is more structured and less sweet than most other leading Port houses. this classic dryness is the hallmark of Dow’s.

Dow’s continues to make wines by traditional foot treading in large granite lagares (square open tanks that are about 12 feet wide and about 3 feet deep). Dow’s wineries receive more A and B quality (the finest classifications) than any other wineries in the Douro and Dow’s is the largest buyer of premium grapes in the Douro area, & this unique position is a key factor in the outstanding quality of Dow’s Ports. wow, i just added a new set of info in my 'culture101' databank :D

here are 2 pictures of Dow's vineyards located in the Douro Valley in the north eastern part of Portugal, along the banks of the river Douro - one of the longest rivers in Europe.

ok, i'm not really into wine culture though i drink red wine occasionally but am not too familiar with port wine. all i know is that red wine goes well with red meat, white wine with fish & fowls and now, i know that port wine is commonly served after meals as a dessert wine, often with cheese and chocolate desserts. oh no!! looks like i've been doing a culture blunder all along, i usually drink red wine together with my fave blue & feta cheese!! there goes my pretending-to-know-how-to-do-it ways @@@ !!! geez, i just realized that i know next to nothing on anything about wine but it sure is a great thing we have Yong Joon to give ME some pointers on certain areas that need some vast 'refinement' *wink*

Monday, August 28, 2006

i wish you love

dear yong joon,

i changed my blog music especially for your birthday ^^ are u familiar with the song? it's called "i wish you love" . you probably have heard of the french songwriter named charles trenet? this song was written in french by monsieur trenet who also did the popular "beyond the sea". so, do you like my choice of song for your special day? this is quite embarassing but it's actually my birthday message for you !! pls. don't laugh but some parts of the song's lyrics do convey what i want to say to you ~~

I wish you bluebirds in the spring
To give your heart a song to sing
And then a kiss, but more than this
I wish you love....

I wish you health
And more than wealth
I wish you love....

I wish you shelter from the storm
A cozy fire to keep you warm
But most of all when snowflakes fall
I wish you love....

yeah i know, its kindda too mushy and too romantic but i also happen to be a romance buff ^^ and i honestly feel the words for you. more than anything else, i sincerely wish you will find your true happiness topped with loads of love.

got something to confess to you. august 29 is actually that day of the year when i really really wish i could do something extra special for you. something that i can proudly show off to you like a nice drawing, a lovely poem, a fun VOD and a wonderful essay. how i wish i could do these things for you but alas, i can only write a short passage & even borrow words from a song!! how original is that ??!!

anyway, what is important is that you're happy on your birthday and wishing that you will always be happy in the days to come and always be showered, kissed and hugged with lots & lots of love ♡♡♡

yong joon-ssi, saengil chukha hamnida !!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

how does he do it ?

it's one of those slow, lazy and 'terribly-missing-yong-joon' sunday again and his birthday is just 2 days away!! i wonder where he'll be on his b-day and what he'll be doing on that day...i guess it'll be another working day for him & will probably just have a small intimate party w/ his family, close friends & colleagues.

anyways, to kill this terribly-missing-him syndrome w/c has been bugging me since yesterday, might as well do another of my crazy nonsense blog and put a little silly smile on my face and make my imagination run a little wilder w/c i think, will eventually make me miss him even more....@@@@!! i swear, being a byj fan is not an easy job for a mere mortal like me, but surprisingly, even though this endless waiting game may be draining at times, it does add a whole lot more fun & excitement in my byj journey.... yeah right, coz it makes me want to scream sometimes!!! :\'-) ..... triple sigh....

back to my craziness aka antidote, there is something steamy about yong joon when he takes off his clothes...whaaat ??!!... i mean, when he takes off or fixes his coat, jacket, shirt or whatever he is wearing up there, whatever is covering THAT chest :D *me w/ my big silly grin* with just a lift or extension of his arms, a little sideway move of his torso, a slight bent of his neck and that one of a kind smile....this sexy teasing move makes him look so manly yet there is this touch of elegant gracefulness & just a hint of, sexiness redefined does he do that ??

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

the mysterious king

the shooting of 'the great king and four gods story' seem to be moving under a cloak of secrecy and it's just making us more excited !! looks like Kim PD's group is doing its best to keep the public away from the ongoings in the drama but a few photos still managed to float in the net and made a lot of ppl particularly the ever-patient byj fans ^^ all the more restless and so looking forward in seeing yong joon in this large scale tv drama.

i was surfing the net and i came across some photos in & looks like these are from the shooting of the drama ~

& the photo below floated in the net some weeks back but i do like it a lot and it gives me this feeling of great anticipation on what gkfg has in store for us ^^

some byj fans have even started doing some artworks on The Great King ! and expect a whole lot more wonderful creations in the months to come :D

~ artworks from ami and sakabou

Sunday, August 20, 2006

his cheeks....

in heippieh's blog, she enumerated the various parts of yong joon's body that was blogged about and there are still a lot to cover !! this time around, i'll be on the wholesome side and do some writing and posting about his kissable cheeks.....yeah right, i did say wholesome, ok? just don't think of the other colloquial expression know, the 'cheek behind' >-)

anyhow...i feel that yong joon's cheeks belong to the 'overlooked' part of his body. the cheeks are not that mentioned too often coz it happens to be adjacent to his other more famous facial parts...the clear expressive eyes, the intelligent eyebrows, the patrician nose and those oh so sexy lips. & so, w/o much ado, i'm going to give his kissable cheeks a chance to shine.

what comes to your mind everytime he gives us a full frontal facial shot ? well, if you ask me, i always have this wishful dream of caressing his gentle yet masculine face, starting from his elegant cheeks. oh ! how i would love to have that one in a trillion chance to tenderly touch his face. it probably feels soft and strong even with just my fingertips touching his cheeks....sighs....dream on frances ^^^

the camera caught a number of shots with yong joon doing this cute puffed cheek expression. he looks so cute doing it and it makes me feel that there's still this little boy in him. it reminds me of my eldest brother (kuya in filipino language) coz when we were younger, he used to do the puffed cheeks when he is concentrating on a school work or when he got caught doing a mischievous act :D

i wonder what makes yong joon do the puffed cheek thing. well, it could be a number of things. he could be tired or he's seriously thinking of something or he's just simply having fun, but whatever it is, he looks so adorably boyish doing it and makes me want to gently kiss those cheeks *blush*

but the next 2 pictures makes me forget about the adorable boyish cheek and makes me want to think about the colloquial cheek.... :-}

'his cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers....'
from song of solomon