Belated Eid Mubarak! I hope you all enjoyed Eid with your family and friends. My long weekend has come to an end and my relatives who were staying over since Thursday have left as well. I had a long long weekend instead of a long weekend, because I took Friday off to celebrate Eid, which is a celebration at the end of Ramadan for those who have fasted for one whole month. Can’t believe how fast Ramadan passed by this year, though!
YouTube also kept recommending me videos of non-Muslim Korean vloggers who were fasting and I followed their journey to see how their experience was. I’m so amazed by their dedication and willingness to understand what fasting and Islam are about. One of the vloggers even went to the mosque in Itaewon, Seoul for Eid prayers. Seeing that made me happy because it shows how open some young Koreans have become towards understanding other cultures and faiths. *thumbs up*
The last weekend and this long long weekend have both been very busy. On Friday, my family invited relatives to have dinner at my place. On Saturday, we all went out for shopping at Bondi Junction and had dinner in Auburn. On Sunday, we went far out into the suburbs of Sydney and hung around Kellyville and then met up with our other relatives for dinner at their place.
Sydney is so huge that sometimes getting from one point to another feels like an entire day trip. Did you know that Sydney has around 658 suburbs? I had no idea until I saw a news article stating that there was a local who decided to be a tourist in his own city and visit all 658 suburbs. Now, that’s something I would like to do too. =P I live close to the city and going far out into the suburbs is quite rare for me unless it’s meeting up with friends or family friends who reside there.
Sometimes, traveling to the suburbs is a nice break from the city life, but it can get boring after a while too. When I used to live in the suburbs, it was back in the 90’s and when kids used to play outside. You could see a lot of outdoor activity. Now that hardly happens as most people are glued to technology and stay indoors. I think I prefer living close to the city where there is a lot happening and where there are many places to see or eat at. One thing’s for sure, though… you don’t get to see a lot of stars in the city like you do in the suburbs when it’s night time. That is what I miss a lot.
So, the night before, I was awake quite late and at 3 A.M., the PlayList Global YouTube channel had a notification about the following web movie. I told myself that I would only watch half of it and then continue watching the rest the next morning, but then I ended up watching the whole web movie because it kept me intrigued.
The title is very click-bait and *spoiler alert* the lead male is actually the future husband of the lead female. It appears that the future husband is dying and wants to change fate/destiny by going back in time to make sure that his wife falls in love with another guy instead of him so that she doesn’t have to go through the pain of losing him. The question that viewers are left asking is, “Does it really work?” The drama seems to have the theme or message that no matter how hard you try to change fate or destiny, what’s meant to be will always be. It focuses on soulmates who will meet regardless of what happens.
However, when the lead male tries to change the past, you can see that the photos of him and the female lead in their future home disappear. So are we to assume that him changing the past really did have an effect? It’s confusing, but I’m hoping it’s the theme of star-crossed lovers playing out, as the female lead still meets the male lead despite being told by the male lead’s future self to not seek him out.
After having watched the web movie, I wondered, “Why can’t my future husband show up like this?” xD As someone who recently passed their 20’s and has been single all their life, it would be nice to have some sort of sign (that’s if the guy even exists). I’m pretty sure that by this age, someone who is single like me, would be curious to know what their future holds. I know that there are those that turn to horoscopes and tarot card readings, but for me, those things are seen as merely entertainment and not reality. In fact, we’re generally meant to stay away from those things.
For example, on YouTube, there are people who do tarot card readings for one’s star sign and there was one that was recommended to me by random in April and May. The titles for those said something along the lines of, “Aquarius! April 1-15 Someone is thinking of you and wants you back!” and “Aquarius! May 15-31! A past lover will return.” Well, guess what? April and May have passed and all I can hear are the sound of crickets. Not to mention, I’ve been single all my life, how will a past lover return? xD What a bunch of baloney!
Even one of my friends from one of the groups I used to hang out with at my undergrad. university in the U.A.E. predicted my future wrong. She stated, “I feel that you will be the first out of our group who will get married.” Flash forward 8 years later, they’re all married and I’m the only one from the group that is still single. =P Not only that, as of last month, I’m the only one in one of my groups of friends in Australia who is still single (and one of my friends who started dating last year found someone because I told her about an app. When I offer advice, but don’t follow it myself xD). There are more stories to share, but I think I’ll just leave it at that. Let’s just say, when you wish for things that others didn’t bother about, but they end up being granted your wish and you don’t. Yes, the universe does love to play pranks like that. =p But you know what, maybe it just wasn’t meant to be at that time.
Having said, maybe my soulmate is in Seoul? xD Talk about puns, and as cheesy as it sounds, I’ve always wanted to say, “Off to Seoul to find my Seoulmate!”, but I do know that when it will come around to going to Seoul, IA, as a traveler, I’ll be more interested in sightseeing and eating the food there. =P
A note to add, PlayList Global has some great web dramas. The first one I watched was Love Playlist – Season 1 and then A-Teen – Season 1. A-Teen was the best out of the two. If you’re looking for something that consists of a slice-of-life theme, then I recommend PlayList Global‘s web dramas.