Stay active at home with the help of Vivo

The summer heat and our current situation has probably put many of us into a slump. While understandable, such a lifestyle may not be sustainable in the long run.

Exercise has become more even important now that we cannot leave the house to do physical activities like jogging, playing sports, or going to the gym.

But there are many different ways we can stay active inside our homes. With a little help from your handy mobile phone, you can have tons of options to help you stay in shape this season:

Start with simple activities

It would be unwise to instantly go through rigorous exercises and programs without priming your body to go through them. Activate and engage your body through simple activities such as cleaning the house while listening to upbeat music. You can also try meditating just to make sure that your mind is in harmony with your body.

Head to Facebook for live workout videos

If motivation is what gets you going when it comes to workouts, try doing it together with other online users. Facebook pages of different gyms around the metro now offer both free and paid live online workout classes like yoga and shadow boxing that are sure to shed off a few “quarantine pounds”. If you’re not to keen on working out with strangers, you can always gather your friends for a video call workout session. Just make sure you actually work out and not end up having an “e-numan”–you can always do that at a different time.

Try Tik-Tok dance challenges

If conventional workout routines and exercises aren’t your thing, you can always try creating TikTok videos. Try engaging in a “dance workout” by trying out all the dance challenges created by users in the platform. You will actually sweat buckets trying to perfect the challenges over and over again.

Download Workout apps

The Vivo app store has workout apps that contain plenty of programs and exercises. Try apps that include High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) programs where you do a series of repetitions continuously with minimal rest time. While these apps promote quick workouts that last less than 10 minutes, do not be fooled–you will feel like you just ran a marathon.

These home-based exercise methods may not be the same as “maxing out” in the gym, but these are great ways to maintain an active lifestyle and fight off the urge to stress-eat during these unprecedented times.

All it takes are a few clicks. You can download the Facebook app and plenty of workout apps using the vivo app store, pre-installed in all Vivo mobile devices.

Samsung launches Put Mom in the Picture #withGalaxy Promo

Moms work hard to make life’s special moments even more memorable. From first steps to birthday parties to cherished holiday celebrations, Moms are always there—capturing our greatest memories and documenting them for the future. But with so much time spent behind the camera, it’s time to celebrate Mom and put her in the picture.

That’s why this Mother’s Day, Samsung is encouraging Galaxy fans to celebrate moms around the world with our campaign: Put Mom in the Picture #withGalaxy. To launch the campaign, we pulled together a video of Moms behind the scenes and in front of the camera to show that there’s no question: life’s always better when Mom’s in the shot.

And at a time when it’s more important than ever to stay connected with Mom, we know families are relying on their technology to make sure this Mother’s Day is extra-special.

With so many ways to communicate, the Galaxy S20 series makes it easier than ever to celebrate—whether you’re video chatting one-on-one or filling up the screen with 12 participants. Thanks to Samsung’s partnership with Google Duo, video calling Mom and loved ones is as easy as sending a text.

And when it comes to capturing your memories with Mom, use the S20’s pro-grade camera to get the perfect shot. Enjoy a cutting-edge camera sensor that lets in more light and detail than ever before, so photos of mom are always crystal clear. And with Single Take mode, you can stay in the moment while Mom opens up her presents— the S20’s lenses grab a variety of images and videos, at once, so you can pick your favorites once the festivities are over[1].

This Mother’s Day, celebrate mom by putting her in the picture. Join Put Mom in the Picture #withGalaxy promo by sharing her image with the world from May 7 to 31, 2020[2]. The entry must be taken with a Samsung device, posted on Samsung Members Community, and submitted via the Samsung members app. Participants must include the hashtags #withGalaxy and #MothersDay on the title of the post.

Lucky entrants will have a chance to win a voucher worth Php 500. Samsung will announce weekly winners through its official social media platforms and the Samsung members app.

To know more about the Mother’s Day promo, watch this video:

Put Mom in the Picture

It's time to put mom in front of the camera this #mothersday. Tag @samsungph and use #withGalaxy for a chance to be featured.Post it also on our Samsung Members Community page for a chance to win a ₱500 voucher: spr.ly/withGalaxy-MothersDayTerms and conditions apply. Promo valid until May 31, 2020. Per DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-06080 Series of 2020.

Posted by Samsung on Monday, May 4, 2020

How WalterMart helps Marian Rivera-Dantes during the quarantine

Just like the rest of us, Marian Rivera-Dantes is also working double-time at home to keep her family busy and comfortable during the quarantine.

These days, the mom of 4-year-old daughter Zia and 1-year-old son Ziggy is keeping busy with finding activities for her kids to do at home. From home-studying to doing fun arts and craft activities, Marian is exploring a whole new world of possibilities for her family.

At the same time, she remains hands-on with planning and preparing food for her family. “Iyon ang pinakamahalaga na maihain ko sa kanila kung ano ang dapat at ligtas para sa kanila,” says the health-conscious mom.

She makes sure to get fresh ingredients and to complete her grocery list at WalterMart. With the ECQ still in effect, WalterMart Supermarket’s delivery service is a big help for “WalterMoms” like Marian.

WalterMart’s hassle-free grocery shopping experience is accessible through the WalterMart Delivery Service at www.waltermartdelivery.com.ph. You no longer need to worry about the risks of going outside the house to buy your groceries and other essentials.

For those who still wish to visit the supermarket, rest assured that WalterMart implements the 4S Program (Screening, Sanitation, Social Distancing, and Service) across all WalterMart Community Malls to ensure the well-being and safety of the families and communities it serves amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Marian’s Mothers’ Day greeting

Aside from mommy duties, she is also sharing her blessings with others by giving support to COVID response frontliners and organizing donation drives for the displaced. She also keeps on inspiring and encouraging fans and fellow moms to stay strong amidst the challenging situation we are all currently in.

Truly, Marian has become a model mom for all, and she owes it to the two amazing women who molded her to become the person she is today.

In a recent Mother’s Day-themed Instagram post, Marian shared her personal story about her “two moms.” First, her lola, whom she fondly calls Nanay, after her parents separated when she was two. Marian says it was her Nanay, whom she considers the heart of the home (puso ng tahanan), who taught her that she can surpass anything through determination, faith in God, believing in oneself, and through the help of people who love you. For Marian, these are the very values that have contributed to her success.

And then, there is also her mother, who she became close to later in her life and she now considers her best friend.

This Mother’s Day, Marian thanks all moms for taking care of and loving their families. While she feels sad about the current situation, she feels it is important that “we stay strong together,
stay in touch, and inspire each other.”

Kung may kapitbahay na nagtutulungan sa oras ng kagipitan, tayo namang mga mommy ay magkakapit-nanay,” she suggests.

This Mother’s Month, Marian gives a special salute to our Kapit-nanay frontliners: the doctors, nurses, police, military, government workers, food and grocery workers, OFWs, and all essential workers. She believes that together, “Kaya natin ito dahil magtutulungan tayo. Mabuhay ang mga #KapitNanay.”

Care for your hair with Moist Diane Shampoo & Treatment

They say that the hair is a woman’s crowning glory. Whether yours is straight, wavy, or curly, your hair is always at its most beautiful when it’s healthy.

There are many factors that affect our hair’s health: genetics, hormonal condition, lifestyle, diet, environment, and the care products you use.

In Japan, there is a brand of hair care products that focuses on giving hair the right treatment it needs to keep it healthy everyday.

Moist Diane Shampoo & Treatment uses the highest quality organic oils that leaves your hair beautifully hydrated. It features super antioxidants and scientific beauty keratins proven to keep women’s hair healthy and strong.

Moist Diane Shampoo & Treatment utilizes the highest quality ingredients that nature and science can offer to allow women to fully enjoy their hair.

The brand comes in three variants that focus on specific hair conditions:

FOR MENDING

Moist Diane Extra Damage Repair works its wonders by mending split ends, resolving roughness, fixes detangling, and prevent color fading. Using only organic oils and amino keratin, this product line helps smoothen and support women’s hair from within the follicles.

FOR VOLUME

Moist Diane Extra Volume & Scalp caresses women’s scalp using its unique formula infused with quality and gentle organic oils. This exceptional formula is perfect for increasing scalp health to fight hair loss and controlling dandruff, and also for adding hair volume using its unique volumizing keratin and natural conditioning polymer.

FOR STRAIGHTENING

Moist Diane Extra Smooth & Straight delicately moisturizes women’s hair from the roots to the ends for a smoother and incredibly soft, straighter hair. Presenting its magical features – the Quinoa oil and cuticle keratin – Moist Diane unravels the unruly, the rough, and the frizzy hair, giving women hair that flows silky smooth.

Moist Diane products are currently available at Watsons.

Enjoy and learn through PLDT Home’s #StayHomeSeries

Now that the enhanced community quarantine has been officially extended until May 15, in parts of the country including Metro Manila, we need to come up with more ideas to make life at home more meaningful.

Turn your family’s quarantine time to quality time by getting together for shared activities with the whole family. PLDT Home has launched its #StayHomeSeries in collaboration with wellness experts to make time at home worthwhile.

Among the activities are live motivational talk and counselling sessions with psychologist and family life specialist Dr. Michele Alignay. She shares tips on how to get through cabin fever and overcome this crisis together as a family by encouraging interpersonal communications.

Dr. Michele Alignay

Maintaining a good mental health is very important during this time when everyone is forced to change their usual daily routine of going out and exploring the world. By strengthening family relationships, getting through this crisis can become much more bearable for everyone.

Physical well-being is also very important during a crisis, so the #StayHomeSeries has also included content to help you exercise at home. Join the Weekday Wellness livestream exercises and community workouts featuring a variety of online zumba, crossfit, boxing, or yoga classes facilitated by experts from Pretty Huge Obstacles.

This home quarantine period is the perfect time to get into new hobbies together with your kids. Put on those creative thinking hats and sit down with them for some arts and crafts activities. You can also teach them a few cooking skills and share easy recipes that they can do in the kitchen.

For more fun and interesting activities, you can check out the Friday Fam Day of #StayHomeSeries with Philippine Educational Theater Association. PLDT Home has tapped the organization for live arts and crafts workshops and music lessons for the whole family.

The Manila String Machine

And when you simply want to wind down and relax, The Manila String Machine is set to entertain the family with soothing music that is perfect to accompany your weekend activities at home. Listen to well-loved show tunes and movie soundtracks in the most soothing string renditions.

PLDT Home’s #StayHomeSeries partners will be streaming live on their official Facebook and YouTube pages.

Catch a quick coffee break with Dr. Michele Alignay on 27, 9:30 AM for Mindful Mondays.

Exercise with the fambam together with Pretty Huge Obstacles on April 28 to 30 at 10:00 AM. Get creative with PETA on April 24 and May 1 at 3:00 PM.

Listen to The Manila String Machine as they play renditions of your favorite tunes on April 26 and May 3 at 9:00 AM.

With PLDT Home Fibr, you can enjoy reliable and unlimited access to the Internet that enables you to conveniently stream online for the family’s entertainment. Visit www.pldthome.com for more details.

Enjoy kid-friendly content on Sony Pictures’ Kids Zone Youtube channel

We’re still more than two weeks away from the end of the Enhanced Community Quarantine, which is slated to be lifted or adjusted after April 30, 2020.

If you feel like you’re already running out of ideas on how to keep the kids busy at home, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) has recently launch its new YouTube Channel that provides parents and kids with a one-stop destination for interactive fun, physical movement, learning, and hands-on activities.

Sony Pictures’ Kids Zone is curated with a wide range of activities that will support families coping with school closures, new work-from-home routines, and social distancing. It features exciting content from Sony Pictures Animation as well as SPE’s catalog of live action favorites.

Viewers can enjoy content based off of movies such as Peter Rabbit, The Angry Birds Movie, Hotel Transylvania, Swan Princess, and more. There is also a wide variety of original content premiering every Tuesdays and Thursdays–from artistic crafts to yummy treats, DIY projects, scientific experiments, energetic dance-alongs, karaoke sing-alongs, just for laughs, and more.

“A significant portion of Sony Pictures’ workforce is made up of working parents. The idea of Sony Pictures’ Kids Zone was born from parents on our own team adjusting to working from home and managing home schooling,” says Lexine Wong, Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing. “We are proud to offer this resource to help families navigate these new and challenging circumstances, while hopefully having a little fun in the process.”

Check out some of these videos that you and your kids can enjoy:

Peter Rabbit “Make Your Own McGregor Garden”

You might not be able to raid McGregor’s garden like Peter, but you can grow your very own veggies at home. Follow along to learn planting tips, clever crafts and more!

The Angry Birds 2 Movie “Bird Watching”

In this hilarious “birds-eye” view of the real-life species that inspired the artists, we take a trip to the Los Angeles Zoo to get up close and personal with real-life Mighty Eagles, Blue Birds, Toucans, and more. 

With fun reactions from the cast intercut throughout the piece, get ready to laugh, learn, and meet some amazing avian friends.

Center Stage: On Pointe “Dance Tutorial with Chloe”

Dancer/actress Chloe Lukasiak and Choreographer Monica Proenca teach fans Gwen’s full audition piece from the film.

Get more fun, entertaining, and educational family-friendly content by subscribing to the Sony Pictures’ Kids Zone channel on Youtube.

SM Supermalls adjust schedule for Holy Week amid ECQ

In observance of the Holy Week and the ongoing Enhanced Community Quarantine enforced by the national government to curb the spread of COVID-19, SM Supermalls is adjusting its operation schedules this week.

On April 9, Maundy Thursday, all SM Supermalls will be CLOSED the whole day, including all SM Markets establishments: Supermarket, Hypermart, and Savemore.

Meanwhile, on April 10, Good Friday, all SM Supermalls will be closed except for the following:

SM Hypermarket

Open on April 10 (Friday) from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM at SM Cherry Congressional, SMDC Light Mall, SM Hypermarket Lapu-Lapu, SM City BicutanSM City FairviewSM City ClarkSM City MarilaoSM Center MuntinlupaSM City North EDSASM Mall of Asia, SM Center Las Piñas, SM Center PasigSM City RosalesSM City SucatSM City TaytaySM City Valenzuela, SMDC Sun Residences

SM Supermarket

Open on April 10 (Friday) from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM at SM Cherry Antipolo, MAAX, SM City Bacoor, SM City Dasmariñas, SM Center ImusSM City LegazpiSM City MasinagSM City Olongapo CentralSM City PampangaSM City RosarioSM City San Fernando DowntownSM City San Jose Del MonteSM City Telabastagan, and SM City Tarlac.

Open from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM at SM Cherry ShawSM Aura PremierSM City BacolodSM City CebuSM City DavaoSM City FairviewSM City ManilaSM City Cagayan De OroSM City ConsolacionSM Lanang PremierSM City San MateoSM MegamallSM City MarikinaSM City North EDSASM City NovalichesSM Center SangandaanSM City San LazaroSM SouthmallSM City Masinagand SM City Sta. Mesa.

And open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at SM City BaguioSM City CalambaSM City LipaSM City Santa Rosa.

Savemore

Open on April 10 (Friday) from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM at SM City Telabastagan.

And from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at SM Savemore Apalit.

Regular ECQ schedule

SM Supermalls, including all SM Markets and other tenants offering necessities, will continue to observe its ECQ operations schedule from April 6 to 8 (Monday to Wednesday) and will resume on April 11 (Saturday).

For more information about SM Supermalls’ ECQ schedule, click here.

Get 1 month access to iflix from PLDT Home

While we are all worried about the long-term effects of the community quarantine due to the COVID-19 health crisis, we are still somehow grateful about the opportunity that our current situation presents.

Being forced to stay at home has given us some time to relax a little bir from work, bond with the family, and catch up on your favorite movies and TV series.

To be honest, I am one of the many recent converts to K-drama and now I can’t seem to stop watching them!

If you are an “oppa” fan, you can now enjoy a month-long K-drama marathon as PLDT Home brings unlimited VIP access for one month to everything on iflix! Pick any genre whether it’s rom-com, thriller, historical fiction, and others because you can find binge-worthy Korean content that will suit you and your family.

Existing subscribers of PLDT Home Fibr Plan 1899 and up in Luzon can now enjoy a one-month subscription to iflixVIP usable until April 30.

Here are some of the titles you can catch when you get your free month on the streaming service:

Confidential Assignment

If you enjoyed Crash Landing On You and have definitely fallen head over heels in love with Hyun Bin, you definitely need to see him again in Confidential Assignment. This action film stars our beloved Captain Ri as a North Korean officer who must work with a South Korean counterpart, played by legendary Korean comedian Yu Hae-jin, to track down a criminal. It’s got the perfect blend of action and comedy—and all the manly hotness from Hyun Bin—to keep everyone entertained at home.

The Last Princess

In this epic 2016 South Korean movie, the lovely Son Ye-Jin of Crash Landing On You fame plays the real-life Princess Deokhye, the last princess of the former Korean Empire’s old Joseon dynasty. The movie follows the princess’s life from her teenage years, when she was forced to move to Japan, up to her attempts to return to her homeland in her later years. Historical drama fans will love this masterful and moving performance from our darling Yoon Se-ri.

Rich Man

If you’re looking for a dose of kilig as you spend time at home, this quirky K-drama is for you. Kim Jun-myeon, better known by his stage name Suho, plays a genius CEO and game programmer who hires a college student with excellent memory, played by Ha Yeon-soo, because he is unable to remember people’s faces—especially that of the woman he loves. This intriguing premise and the chance at love is sure to hook people in for a good week or two.

Enjoy your free access to iflix

To automatically enjoy these titles and enjoy access to everything on iflix until April 30, just follow these simple steps:
– Log in to your PLDT Home account
– Update your info
– Receive an EDM with the iflixVIP voucher
– To redeem the voucher, go to iflix.com via web/mobile browser or iflix Android app, create a new account or log in to an existing one, click on the burger menu and go to ‘Redeem Voucher’ and hit ‘Submit’.

What’s more is that PLDT Home Fibr subscribers can also enjoy streaming all the entertainment they want at home with the additional Speedboost. Subscribers in highly affected areas in Luzon including Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Kalinga, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and Tarlac can experience a minimum 25 Mbps internet speed until April 30 for uninterrupted work, study, and fun at home!

StayHome to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep your family connected and entertained. For more updates, follow PLDT Home on Facebook at facebook.com/PLDTHome or visit pldthome.com. All content mentioned is available on iflix at iflix.ph or the iflix app on the App Store or Google Play Store.

SvelTi’s Lavieen gives long-lasting BB cream effect on skin

When it comes to beauty, having clear, smooth, and silky skin is most important. To achieve this in an instant, we turn to cosmetic products like the BB cream, which has been popularized by Korean beauty icons and is one of the the secrets to their flawless skin.

Thanks to technology, we can now enjoy the benefits of BB cream for longer without having to wash off and reapply the product daily.

SvelTi Aesthetic Center recently launched its newest innovation called Lavieen, a state-of-the-art laser technology that elevates the standards of skin care to new heights. Also known as the B.B. Laser, Lavieen uses thulium laser to emit pulses of searing, soft light into your skin, penetrating deep into its epidermis and dermis layers.

This technique treats both layers of the skin with rigorous medical precision: the surface, which is regularly exposed to dirt and other risk factors; and the inner parts, which actually produce the collagen and other substances that are responsible for healing and rejuvenating your skin. By doing so, the treatment becomes more effective and gives longer lasting results.

The laser lights do not just remove the external effects of the pollutants (which is important, by the way) but also release the nutrients that are already in the skin to naturally combat toxins entering the body. After one treatment, the skin does not only glow–it also becomes healthier and more resistant to disease and the breakout of pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and other blemishes.

You can see the positive changes after just one session, so better keep your camera and Instagram account right beside you in your treatment room!

One session only takes 30-40 minutes. You can easily go back to the office, home, or your shopping spree, looking fresh-faced than the people around you. There are no side effects, and no surgery is needed. The treatment takes place in a very private comfortable room.

The nurse-in-charge will go through your medical history and give you personalized advice as to how Lavieen can be maximized to bring about your desired results. The procedure is very relaxing because you will spend it lying on a medical bed as it is being administered. You can even sleep while the nurse does her work!

As for the procedure itself, the nurse will first cleanse your before activating the Lavieen laser tech on it. Once the laser pulses are emitted into the blemishes you want removed, you will feel a trickle of heat that resembles a soothing electrical touch. The nurse can adjust the intensity of the laser, depending on your level of comfort. You will notice that no other equipment is needed aside from the laser machine. What you will also see immediately after the treatment is done is a glowing face that looks bright and attractive, sans make-up.

As with any beauty treatment, there are certain regimens you need to follow so you can enjoy better results:
– Use sun protection (SPF 50+) daily at all times. Continue applying it at least 6 months after the completion of the treatment.
– Do not use any make-up for 24 to 48 hours after the treatment.
– Avoid exposure to natural or artificial light and sources of direct heat up to 72 hours.
– Washing of treated areas is not allowed 24-48 hours after the treatment.

To know more about Lavieen, visit the nearest SvelTi Aesthetics Center branch near you.

In Quezon City, SvelTi is located at 5/F, South Insula Condominium, 61 Timog Avenue, with phone numbers +63918-878-3584 or (02)83327546. The SvelTi Ortigas branch can be found at the Ground Floor, Millennium Place, Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City, or call +63917-578-3584 or (02)8281-922.

More Korean titles coming soon on Netflix

Who else hasn’t seen the highly popular Crash Landing On You yet? Now that we’re on home quarantine, you really should give this series a try.

But if you’re like me, who has practically seen almost every KDrama on Netflix right now, the streaming service giant today announced its newest lineup of upcoming Korean shows and movies that will definitely make KDrama fans’ hearts flutter with delight.

“From K-pop and K-food, to K-zombie and K-content, we’ve seen how much people in different parts of the world love Korean cultures and stories. So we’re excited to announce these new best in class Korean stories for our members,” said Minyoung Kim, Vice President of Korean Content at Netflix.

“It’s amazing to see how these Korea films and TV resonate with audiences around the world – from Korea to South-East Asia and the Americas. By making it easy for people to watch films and shows from other countries, we can help them build empathy and develop a shared understanding of the world.”

Here’s what you can look forward to on Netflix very soon:

Rugal

PREMIERE DATE:
Korea/APAC/All English Speaking Countries/Latin America – 03/28/2020
Japan/Rest of the World – 05/24/2020

MAIN CAST: Choi Jin-hyuk, Park Sung-woong

Kang Gi-beom, once a promising police detective in the violent crimes unit, is suspected of murdering his own wife. His eyes are slashed with a razor after he witnesses her murder at the hands of the terrorist group ARGOS. Just when he thinks he has lost everything, he is approached by Choi Geun-cheol, the chief executive director of Rugal, a special organization dedicated to the sole purpose of eradicating ARGOS. Choi requests that Gi-beom receives an artificial eye transplant and joins Rugal. After miraculously surviving the risky transplant operation, Gi-beom is born again as a human weapon. He begins to take revenge on ARGOS for everything they have done to him.

Time to Hunt

PREMIERE DATE: 04/10/2020

MAIN CAST: Lee Je-hoon, Ahn Jae-hong, Choi Woo-shik, Park Jeong-min, Park Hae-soo

In a hopeless dystopian city, Jun-seok is released from prison and plans his next step in life in order to start anew with his friends Jang-ho, Ki-hoon and Sang-soo. But their excitement for the plan is short-lived as an unknown man chases after them. Can these best friends get away from the hunt?

Time to Hunt was invited to the 70th Berlin International Film Festival for a special gala screening. It is one of the most anticipated Korean films of 2020, and marks the return to the screen of Yoon Sung-hyun, winner for Best New Director at the 32nd Blue Dragon Awards for Bleak Night. The film also brings together some of the hottest actors of the Korean film industry, including Lee Je-hoon (Architecture 101, Signal), Ahn Jae-hong (Be Melodramatic, Reply 1988), Choi Woo-shik (Okja, Parasite), Park Jeong-min (Svaha: The Sixth Finger, Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet) and Park Hae-soo (Prison Playbook, Persona).

Extracurricular

PREMIERE DATE: 04/29/2020

MAIN CAST: Kim Dong-hee, Jung Da-bin, Park Joo-hyun

Extracurricular is a story of high school students who have chosen a life of crime – and extreme risk – to earn money. Oh Jisoo ends up committing a serious crime because of his desire to apy for his college tuition on his own, whatever the means. Seo Minhee gets caught up in Jisoo’s crime, while Jisoo’s schoolmate Bae Gyuri also becomes involved in the same crime. Their bad choices come with irreversible consequences. There is no turning back. A life of crime and violence awaits them.

The King: Eternal Monarch

PREMIERE DATE: April 2020

MAIN CAST: Lee Min-ho, Kim Go-eun, Woo Do-hwan, Kim Kyung-nam, Jung Eun-chae

The King: Eternal Monarch is a romantic fantasy drama that takes the genre to a whole new level. The series revolves around the relationships of people from two parallel universes. King Lee Gon seeks to seal the gateway between dimensions, while Jung Tae-eul, a police inspector, simply wants to protect other’s lives and their loves. The King: Eternal Monarch is written by Kim Eun-suk (Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, Mr. Sunshine, Descendants of the Sun), and directed by Baek Sang-hoon (Secret, Who Are You: School 2015, Descendants of the Sun) and Jeong Jee-hyun (Search: WWW).

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

PREMIERE DATE: June/2020

MAIN CAST: Kim Soo-hyun, Seo Ye-ji

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay is about an unusual romance between two people who end up healing each other’s emotional and psychological wounds. Moon Gang-tae, played by Kim Soo-hyun (My Love from the Star, The Moon Embracing the Sun), is a caretaker working at a psychiatric ward who does not even bother to believe in love. He seems to be carrying all the weight and pain in life, and devotes himself only to looking after his disabled older brother. Go Moon-young, played by Seo Ye-ji (Save Me, Lawless Lawyer), is a children’s book writer who is clueless about love. She is popular among all age groups, yet very antisocial and indifferent to others.

If you’re looking for something to watch right now besides CLOY, I recommend Kingdom and Itaewon Class. Actually, anything that stars Hyun Bin, Park Seo-jun (sometimes spelled as Seo Joon), or Ju Ji Hoon is good enough for me.