About Me

Hi everybody!

I am South Asian, originally from Pakistan, although I have lived in the U.S.A. since I was 8. I have finished my studies, and use writing as a way to de-stress and have fun. I love to read romance novels, be they contemporary, historicals or paranormal, and sometimes may read sci-fi, and fantasy novels, as well. I also like to read Shojo Manga. I love to watch Asian Dramas, be they Taiwanese, Korean, Japanese, Pakistani or Indian, and I like to listen to all types of music (sometimes even in languages that I don’t know).

When I was 13-years-old I saw Japanese Anime (Sailor Moon) for the first time. It was dubbed and watered down for a younger audience, but I still fell in love with it. I watched all the episodes that were shown on American television, and went from that to watching other great Anime. When the live-action of Sailor Moon came out in 2003-04, I eagerly watched it and realized that there was a whole world out there of dramas that I could watch. At this point I’d become pretty frustrated with American television (from a surfeit of sex and shows that always ended on a low note), and Asian dramas attracted me because they were short and sweet. From Sailor Moon I went on to watch Meteor Garden (the Taiwanese version of Hana Yori Dango), and the rest, as they say, was history.

I will write in this blog about my interests and my opinions on various works. I might focus on dramas more than anything, but it really depends on what I am into at the moment. Take the opportunity to dip into areas that you might not be interested in or know about, and tell me what you think.

I’ve also composed a general list of other dramas that I have watched with ratings, but I probably won’t be discussing them (too much to discuss). I have watched a lot of Indian movies and American TV shows/movies over the years (too much to list), so I won’t be listing any of those unless it’s something current that I happened to see and wanted to discuss.

Not only is it important to me that a drama is well-made, but also that it is also rich content-wise. It’s never just about the pretty or innovative direction, but also about the story and where the characters end up. I usually give a 10/10 to those dramas that I could watch over and over again. 5/10 for a drama means that it was worth one watch. But anything below 5/10 means that I either actively disliked the drama for one reason or another or it left no impression on me whatsoever.

I hope that you can all share your views with me.

20 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi there,

    Just clicking at your name when I was reading comments in CH episode 10.

    Seems to me that we’ve a few things in common if not a lot ^_^

    Glad that I found your blog. Might check it from time to time for some references.

    Cheers
    Fixy
    (this is my real name but the family and those close to me call me Pipit)

  2. So you’re a Pakistani! I have been tracking for your info. Well, not really tracking, but you had me really curious about your personality. You right so well and your plots are majestic! 🙂

  3. hey i just happened to come across your blog today…..i really liked it… and i am a korean drama fan too.If by any chance you have come across the kdrama “goong” (princess hours), can u pls tell me the website i can watch it free online?? i tried may websites….

  4. Hey. I read your blog recently. It’s good fun. Since my mom cut off the cable connection due to exams i have missed out on so much. Here are a few shows you might find interesting. Kumkum is one show which grips initially but later on develops like someone held a gun to the writer’s head. But the first 200 episodes are good. Kumkum and Sumit are great together. Then there is Castle which is aired on star world. Great show. I saw about 2.5 seasons and loved it. Castle is charming and witty and Kate gives as good as she gets. She is a detective, he is a writer and they make a great team. Then there is Kahin to Hoga. Good initially but later on I wished someone would committ the heroine. Have you read the Crossfire series by Sylvia day? I love reading romances too. Hope you find this useful. Bye.

    • Thank you for sharing the shows/author you think are interesting. Am too busy right now to commit to any long running shows/series, but will check them out when I have time. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Hope your exams are over and the cable will be back on soon. 😉

  5. I wish to pose this question here as I see you watch dramas in many Asian languages… do you not feel that Keiko Kitagawa (Japanese drama) looks just like Gauri Pradhan Tejwani (Indian drama)? Personally, I feel the resemblance is uncanny but I would love to see some discussion about this… please share your thoughts.

  6. Oh my God!! You are like the American version of me!! Squeee!! Romances have been the only reading material (aside from textbooks…grr) that I read every chance I get (not that I have a choice about the textbooks..Law school is hard!!). Especially the past few years 😉 I LOVE Asian dramas-especially Korean ones loll. Most Indian dramas tend to irritate me though since they are dragged on so impossibly long -_-‘. As for Pakistani dramas… There are one or two..but I get really uncomfortable watching most of them for some reason.. :/
    Haha anywhoo I’ll be subscribing for more updates on your blog 🙂

    Love from Australia!!

    • Glad to hear from someone in Australia! Good luck with law school. And hope you keep the Kdrama and romance novel love strong during these hard times. 😉

  7. hola!!! me agrada tu blog. pienso lo mismo frente a los dramas. hay cosas interesantes para ver más aun en culturas que se alejan de la postura occidental netamente comercial. des-afortunadamente, es muy complicado poder ver las series, sin encontrarse con bloqueos y su eliminación de algunas paginas en las que por poco tiempo se pueden ver. en mi caso soy latina y en mi país hay muy poco conocimiento y acceso a las series indias, paquistaníes, turcas y orientales.

    • Muchas gracias por su comentario. Aprendi espanol en la escuela secundaria, perdoname si hay errores en mi respuesta.

      Porque no necesito subtitulos para ver doramas en hindi/urdu, puedo ver en mi television (mis padres tienen una subscripcion) o Youtube. Lo siento que ud no puede ver todas las doramas que quiere pero hay sitios como India Forums si quiere descripciones para cada episidio de una dorama.

      Cual series ha visto ud?

  8. Hey so i was just searching for the last episode of “Geet” and somehow ended up here… But I am glad that I found you because I love the way you write. I actually ended up reading all three of your posts on “Geet” 🙂 besides that I wanted to suggest to you a British drama called “Merlin” which is based on an english king named Arthur and his friendship with a sorcerer. I loved this show not only because of it being focused on the importance of true friendship, but also because it had good comical elements to it too. I am not sure if this would be your cup of tea but do tell me if you ended up watching/liking it.

    Cheers,
    Sara x

    • Thank you for the compliment! Glad you liked my writing enough to comment. 😀

      While I appreciate you making the suggestion RE watching Merlin, I have this great dislike of anything Arthurian. Having watched/read the various interpretations over the years (most of them as a really emotional teen) and knowing how it ends keeps me from watching anything else on Merlin/Arthur/Guinevere – It’s just too depressing. But thank you for the suggestion, though. 😉

  9. Hey Darkice! Nice to meet you here! I’m Rashmi @Dil-E-Pagalpan on India Forums. Just came upon you in the site.
    Hmm.. Japanese shows, heard they are really nice. Will see if I can watch them. And would love to see your further discussion posts! 🙂

    • Hi Rashmi! Thanks for commenting here on the blog. 😀 Glad you’re thinking of trying Japanese dramas. They have none of the craziness of Indian soaps, and some (including me) might even think them too dry. But who knows, they just might be your cup of tea. Let me know if you see any good ones! 😉

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