Feb 27, 2013  •  In Baby, Books, Entertainment, Geek, Movies, Personal

Sharing the Love: Fantasy, Action, and Kiddie Edition

Did I mention that J’s currently away on vacation? He’s back to his motherland — Hong Kong — and with travel time, he’ll be away for TEN WHOLE DAYS.  8-O

This is the longest we’ve been apart since we got married (even when I stayed at my parents’ for 2 months last summer, we still saw each other at least a couple of times a week). And while I’m glad he’s getting some much-deserved rest while catching up with old friends, things haven’t been so peachy for me.

Because as it often is the case in life, getting handed one lemon wasn’t enough — people and circumstances have been hurling them at me left and right and all around.

Needless to say, I’m very stressed. And tired. And PMS’ing. (Awesome timing, right?)

Here are some stuff I’ve come across on the web while nursing my lemon bruises…

Game of Thrones ad in the New York Times
I’m not sure how the subjects and authors of the other articles in the spread feel about the giant shadow of the dragon placed over their material, but you can’t deny that this REALLY grabs the reader’s attention. (And I can’t wait for Season 3 to start!)

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(via Ads of the World)

50 Years of Bond Tribute Video
As much as I LOVE Daniel Craig as the legendary fictional spy, seeing this montage confirms that yes, Sean Connery was the best James Bond.

(via Geek Tyrant)

We Are the Champions from Pororo’s New Movie
I’ve mentioned Pororo here before, but in case you weren’t aware, “Pororo the Little Penguin” is more popular than Mickey Mouse in Korea. And many of my Korean mommy friends agree: Pororo is like crack to our children.

And he just came out with a new movie.

And here’s the first official music video from that movie.

(via Omona They Didn’t)

On a related note, a good way for your kids to get introduced to Pororo (esp if you/they don’t know much Korean) is via the two 뽀로로와 노래해요 (Sing Along with Pororo) DVD’s, which incidentally include some of my favorite Korean songs from childhood!

You can watch songs from the DVD’s on YouTube, but the DVD’s themselves are a gem because they have Korean and English subtitles which really help you learn the songs if you don’t know them. Since they are a bit old, the DVD’s can be a bit difficult (and expensive!) to procure. If you’d like to download your own copies — in addition to the MP3 versions of the songs! — just shoot me a message via my contact form and I’d be happy to help you out!

5 Responses to “Sharing the Love: Fantasy, Action, and Kiddie Edition”

  1. Mary:

    I also agree that Sean Connery is the best James Bond!

    Hopefully things get better and the lemons become lemonade!

  2. This is a MUCH better Bond tribute than what was produced for Sunday’s Academy Awards. Sean Connery is great, but his decision to star in the unofficial-Bond film Never Say Never Again negatively affected my opinion of him as Bond.

    I hope these 10 days fly by for you.

  3. Allison:

    I feel your pain… My husband’s annual weeklong geekfest in Chicago is coming up in a month (at an event called Adepticon), so I’ll be home alone with a 22- and a 9-month-old :-( It’s going to be tough, and I’m not looking forward to it AT ALL, although my sister, dad, and in-laws all live relatively close by and will help any time I ask. On a related note, it wouldn’t hurt to have the Pororo DVDs since my oldest pretty much likes any show with music, so I should contact you about that. Anyway, good luck to you, and I hope the rest of the days go by more smoothly until J gets back.

  4. Yunah Lee Joseph:

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    Love your blog by the way…..!
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    We have a little girls who is almost 18 months old, Kailee (kai for ocean and “lee” which is my maiden name). It is very important to us and to my parents that Kailee learns the Korean language. I’ve been looking for a good dvd that is both educational and entertaining for a toddler. I was advised by my sister-in-law to contact you.
    Any suggestions on cd’s, dvd’s would be great!
    Thank you for your time!
    Yunah

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