Tuesday, March 31, 2020

BBC Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough 1/3: Builders


This is not the new documentary, it's from the 2015, but underwater environment somehow has the calming effect, that's why I decided to watch and post pictures of it.
In this episode we saw haw amazing mantis shrimp can be it not only dances to entice the female (I approve), but also it has 16 photo receptors. A human eye has 3. So imagine what kind of spectrum of the waves it perceives. I am instantly jealous.
Also, lots of colors here are SHINee color - so you know they reign superior.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Saturday Poetry Corner 30: Dreams

Today - two little poems that hint at dreams. One is fairly explicit, one is a bit less. By Paul Laurence Dunbar.
Paul Laurence Dunbar [1872-1906] was the first African-American poet to garner national critical acclaim. Born in Dayton, Ohio, Dunbar penned a large body of dialect poems, standard English poems, essays, novels and short stories before he died at the age of 33. His work often addressed the difficulties encountered by members of his race and the efforts of African-Americans to achieve equality in America. He was praised both by the prominent literary critics of his time and his literary contemporaries. (after here)

Friday, March 27, 2020

[First Impression] Memorist

Oh, it has been a while I have seen a series with Yu Seungho, the last one being Imaginary Cat, but it was worth waiting for - judging from the first four episodes.
The fact I was on hiatus helped immensely, true.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Wild Karnataka (2019)

Narrated by sir David Attenborough.
Karnataka is the most abundant in life place in India. There lives 10% of world population of tigers (est. 400 individuals) if you must know.
It will be picture heavy. Featuring: birds, snakes and kitties (like jackal cats).

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Saturday Poetry Corner 29: Spring Poems

Because yesterday was vernal equinox, today we're having poems about the Spring. Obviously featuring Wordsworth because he penned few poems about flowers and nature in general.

[Review] KBS Drama Special 2018 Full Season

Instead of creating a separate post for each of the 10 stories presented in the 2018 edition of KBS Drama Special - one collective of short, really short introductions into themes presented by these one-episode little gems.
They are presented in the chronological order.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Throwback Thursday Part 53

Today's Throwback Thursday is to the year 1980.
Because I say so.

Quarantine Drawing Challenge

Since, apparently, the lockdown will last longer than 2 weeks, I'm starting the drawing challenge today. Yes, I called it quarantine not lockdown because of pure sound.
I will be updating this post, not create a separate one for each day.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

BBC Animals Behaving Badly Series 3/3: Survival

In this last episode we had: hooligans, ravaging cities in search for some food, vandals - namely stone marten - that can cause 63 mln Euro car damages in Germany alone in a year!! Also, we had kidnappers and con artists - like a puff adder that can mask itself by not having any smell.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Saturday Poetry Corner 28: I said I splendidly loved you; it's not true

 Today a little short poem by Rupert Brooke whose life was also short.

Rupert Chawner Brooke (middle name sometimes given as "Chaucer;" 3 August 1887 – 23 April 1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially "The Soldier". He was also known for his boyish good looks, which were said to have prompted the Irish poet W. B. Yeats to describe him as "the handsomest young man in England.”
(from here)

Sunday, March 08, 2020

[First Impression] Hi Bye Mama

Oh boy, now this is personal.

BBC Animals Behaving Badly Series 2/3: Hunger Wars

In this episode we had: kleptomaniacs, racketeers, thieves, cannibals, raiders and all others fun loving criminals :)
Also con artists - that would be Australian jumping spiders. Ever since meeting Gloria - I love them.

Saturday, March 07, 2020

Saturday Poetry Corner 27: Alone


There are two poems bearing that name: one of E.A. Poe and the other by Maya Angelou. Somehow her poem reminded me of that of John Donne, so I'm throwing it in the mix as well.

[First Impression] When The Weather Is Fine

This is exactly what I liked and expected nothing less from JTBC - a slow, but beautiful show about dealing with the past and the scars, with the vulnerabilities, loneliness, with our hideouts and walls we raise to protect ourselves.

It will be picture heavy because this series is just so beautiful.

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Throwback Thursday Part 52

Since today, as Twitter has taught me, is World Book Day, this time Throwback Thursday is to the songs inspired by books. Or short stories because Kim Jonghyeon.

[First Impression] Hyena

The four episodes are done, so I am writing a short, really short first impressions post about this SBS series. First thing first, I think SBS is still on Fiery Priest success high, so it employs similar technical tricks, albeit not up to this level of pure crazy energy as FP had. 
Before I jump into some things related to the series itself, I have to say all the actors here are doing a splendid job, there is a certain level of freedom in their acting, but that's something to be expected from the people here.
Also, I have pics, and I'm not afraid to use them.

Sunday, March 01, 2020

BBC Animals Behaving Badly Series 1/3: The Mating Game

We had bullies, temptresses, charlatans, warmongers... This is actually quite funny mini-series (only 3 episodes). I see some of the footage from other BBC nature documentaries (like 7 Worlds One Planet), but I honestly have nothing against seeing it again or from another angle.