When I am back home in Singapore, I slip into a familiar rhythm of activities I used to do before I moved to London 10 years ago.
In recent years, there is a new thing: watching Korean dramas. Hallyu power, I've fallen under its influence too.
I properly commit to one drama series a year - the one that happened to be showing while I'm there that is most aesthetically pleasing. This time, it's My Love from the Star.
I caught snippets of it because it was playing in a Korean restaurant I was having dinner in then casually watched episode five showing on Singapore TV that week.
The leads Jun Ji-hyun and Kim Soo-hyun are ultra-charismatic...
...and they wear such good clothes! The styling is fabulous.
So another episode, and another...and so...will Cheon Song-yi and Doo Min-joon live happily ever after? Will they? Will they? I consulted my sister; I checked fan speculations on the internet. The series was still running so the ending was an unknown. I had to stop. I can't bear watching it if it is not the ending I want!
My Love from the Stars finished during my last week in Singapore. I eagerly read the sypnosis. OK! I can properly get into it now.
When I got back to London though, I got back into my London rhythm and didn't think about the show until recently, and conveniently, my desire to see it was matched to the Easter break so I did episode 1 - 21 in three days.
So bad but it feels so good.
And I got my happily-ever-after (kind of).