Hi. My name is Shannen, but here on The Crazy Ahjummas, I call myself the dongsaeng (younger sister/friend). I am a mother of two beautiful children, a girl and a boy, ages 13 and 11 (who I will call my Little Poppers, or LPs for short). My wonderful husband and I have been married for 17 years. We live in the heat of the desert southwest. I have been a blogger now since 2007 when I started my own personal family blog. I enjoy writing for fun but I don't take it too seriously which is probably why I'm not some famous author by now (yeah, that's it, that's the reason, we'll stick with that). I have many varied interests, but mostly my life consists of my family, immediate and extended, and feeding my entertainment obsession in my free time. Someday I'll figure out what I want to be when my kids grow up, but as for now, I relish my job as full-time mother and wife. Since this is a blog specifically about my Korean pop culture interests, I should probably give you my current list of favorites, though understand, this is subject to (and will) change at anytime.

Favorite Drama:I've loved too many to list, but my first love and the one that sealed my obsession was Secret Garden
Favorite Band/KPop group: Big Bang
Favorite Celeb/Idol(s): G-Dragon (my ultimate bias), Taeyang (Big Bang), Kim Jaejoong (JYJ), Kim Woo Bin, Ji Chang Wook, and again, too many loves to actually list them all, but there's a start.
Favorite KPop song: aagh! Can't answer. It changes on a day-to-day basis.  The song that started it all for me though was JYJ's Get Out so it will always hold a special place in my music heart.

And finally, last but not least, I thought I'd include a list of all of the dramas I've seen so that we have a starting off point as we get to know one another (these are in no particular order):
(*= Reviewed here on TCA)
My Princess
Secret Garden (x2)
Coffee Prince (x2)
Playful Kiss
Boys Before Flowers (x2)
My Lovely Sam Soon
You're Beautiful
Greatest Love
Lie To Me
Protect the Boss
Dream High
City Hunter
Oh, My Lady
Wild Romance
Flower Boy Ramen Shop
Full House
Personal Taste
Scent of a Woman
Me Too, Flower
My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
The King 2 Hearts*
Rooftop Prince*
Love Rain*
I Do, I Do
Time Slip Dr Jin*
A Gentleman's Dignity
I Need Romance 2012
Queen In Hyeon's Man
Answer Me 1997
To the Beautiful You
Ms Panda and Mr Hedgehog
Bridal Mask
Full House Take 2*
King of Dramas
Flower Boy Next Door*
Mary Stayed Out All Night/Marry Me Mary
Sunao ni Narenakute (JDrama)
Baker King Kim Tak Gu
Level 7 Civil Servant
Incarnation of Money
I Miss You
Nine: Nine Times Time Travel*
Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo
It Started With a Kiss
I Hear Your Voice*
Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Good Doctor*
You're the Best Lee Soon Shin
Master's Sun
Who Are You?
My Secret Hotel*
It's Okay, That's Love
Reply 1994
Just You
Pretty Man
My Love from the Stars
Emergency Couple
Fated to Love You
Tomorrow's Cantabile
Mr Baek
Shan Shan Comes to Eat
Hyde, Jekyll and I*
Fool's Love
Shine or Go Crazy
Kill Me, Heal Me
Falling For Innocence

I LOST COUNT!!!  I didn't update frequently enough!  Oh noooo!!!!  There are more, I promise!

Started but haven't finished for one reason or another:
Couple Trouble
The Princess's Man
Bachelor's Vegetable Store
Arang and the Magistrate
I Am Sam
They Kiss Again
and lots, lots more

Currently Watching:
Drunken to Love You
The Lover
Warm and Cozy
Orange Marmalade
Masked Prosecutor
Ex-Girlfriend Club*
Who Are You: School 2015

Korean Movies I've Seen:
Heaven's Postman
Castaway on the Moon
I'm a Cyborg But That's Okay
Going By the Book
Codename Jackal
The Admiral
Tazza 2
The Technicians

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  1. Don't you just love both The King 2 Hearts AND Rooftop Prince?! It's a tossup which one I watch first each week.

  2. I do love both! But I must admit that, at least right now as we are halfway through both, I am definitely leaning towards King 2 Hearts as a favorite <3 Can't wait to see how they both end up! 5 more weeks! Ack! How can I stand the suspense?! :D

  3. You better finish watching Sungkyunkwan Scandal. I watched it many times, I loved the four quartet. Also, since you like Lee Seung Gi, watched the Shining Inheritance/Brilliant Legacy and also My girlfriend is a Gumiho. He is really a good actor.

  4. Hello! I am also a mom of 2 who also loves Korean dramas!
    Here are the ones that I have watched so far,I may have forgotten some:)

    Rooftop Prince
    Love Rain
    Dream High
    Fashion King
    My lovely Sam soon
    Boys before flowers
    Coffee Prince
    Your Beautiful
    Secret Garden
    Shining inheritence
    Sungkyunkwan scandal
    Flower boy ramen shop
    Whats up fox?
    Bad love
    Coffee House
    My Princess
    A thousand days promise
    My girl
    Playfull kiss
    winter sonata
    Oh my lady!
    My girlfriend is a nine tailed fox
    A thousand kisses
    Prosecuter princess
    Spring waltz
    Romance town
    Dramas I did not finish:
    Worlds within
    The manny
    I am glad to have found your site thruogh Pinterest,I will check back often!
    Heather B.


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