Friday, November 18, 2016

Le Jun Kai and Living Up to Your Name

 hello, beautiful people...
To be approached, there is a possible fear of what may ensue. My orchestra class is still in the middle of the 'chamber-ensemble music' unit. This year, I played a Menuetto for the second year in a row, but this year, I got the first violin part. After having nearly a dozen in-class practices, the first page of the movement was performed and a high C was earned. The night before, I wrote in my third journal that "." 

Yesterday, after the bell rang, one of my co-performers came up to me and asked if we could talk. We entered a practice room, he and I, and a few moments passed before he said anything. "I don't mean to be a bitch, but I've been kinda salty when you got First Violin. I didn't wanna say anything, but I do hope that you realize that this piece is a First Violin piece. If I had the part, I would've put in more effort and [perfect the part]." I felt alleviated, thanking him for the motivation that I'd been trying to seek for the past week. Then, I asked if I could hug him and thanked him once more. "If you need help, you can ask me." 

I don't want to bluntly make a statement or claim that I half-assed my performance, because to tell the truth, it fell between a typical rehearsal and a clean run. All the while, this moment should tie in to my proposed idea of "Living Up to Your Name." I've been thinking about this all day.   It kinda starts with my math course; I am still floating, but this is some terrain that's still fairly rocky. Attempts I've made to improve my grade are not limited to: "no nighttime videos (youtube, porn, tv)," online quizzes, working outside, listening to jazz mixes. And I almost passed a recent test; Je ne suis pas fière. I don't think I screwed myself over, though, so what am I not doing?
  Maybe I 'wasted time' with naps or games, or I sped-read through novels, or mindlessly watched so much. When was the last time I was 'academically stable?' I didn't practice the violin weekly last year and it was not until this year that I started keeping up.. with a list made everyday, split up my practice sessions, staying up bi-weekly, going out to the park, used a planner. These actions gradually attribute to increased self-sufficiency, stable mentality, the like. Save yourself beforehand and manipulate how you spend your day. Who knows how you will find 'true happiness' for the time being? Maybe I'm not being so helpful right now....

Le Jun Kai
9x15 mins
2013 Sohu
Romance, Drama

I'm lazy ATM: A man lives his life trying to foster a hatred for his enemy and devising ways to seek revenge. Le Jun Kai (Peter Ho) decides to marry his enemy’s daughter, Ye Zi (Janine Chang), and then proceeds to mistreat her and make her life as miserable as possible. But there’s a small problem. Jun Kai falls in love with Ye Zi, but he keeps his heart stone cold and tries to deny his growing love for his wife. Afraid to let his emotions get out of control, Jun Kai divorces Ye Zi, only to find out years later that she gave birth to his son and raised him on her own. Will Jun Kai be able to continue to deny his love for Ye Zi and continue to live his life consumed by hate? “Unconditional Love,” also known as “Le Jun Kai,” is a 2013 Chinese television series.

A terrific idea to explore the unnerving struggle to love is on a low-budget with props, wardrobe, and makeup. The cast is fitting, yet the script wants the series to have a melodramatic vibe. Fortunately, the series does not 'drag out' due to short scenes and lightswitch-quick alternating scenes. 

Peter Ho can sing and his acting is a worthy watch. Le Jun Kai, both the film and the web drama, do not put its actors on a pedestal (cheaply enough, in a spotlight, only to feel like theatrics) 

Pressed for time tonight, go check out the actors' work, other
start from Episode 3, if it is imperative that you watch this webseries.

Ability to be Binged5
Theme Song/ Animation is Present8
Personalities Differ Among Characters6
Alternating Viewpoints/ Camera Work8
Nice! There's Character Development5.5
Title 6.5
Suspense/ Surprise3

The movie covers a broader time frame of the story, highlights the mains a bit more, and runs for almost two hours. Rating: 6.7

Don't blame yourself.
stay warm (can't wait)
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Next time:
-mini/webseries pack

-Il était une fois... la vie
-English or Foreign series, we'll see 

bake something this or next weekend! plan a picnic and make shit happen
take care 😊