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This was written by a friend of mine, Osama Qureshi, on his FB. I found it very well written and thought to share.

“Feminism came about in the Western lands due to the men being oppressive towards women. When men would go die in WW1 and WW2, however, many women went into the workforce. And well, many women just never came back. Combined with this sense of materialistic empowerment, they started to move against the oppression men in the West were inflicting upon the women.

Because Western society is based upon the idea that you should seek power and if you have it you should go forward as much as possible, it gave rise to the feminist movement. Women in Western society developed abilities in public speaking, education, work-skills, etc. The intentions started out well, which was to try to give women rights in areas like the workplace, education, having a say, etc.

However, the application in today’s context has slowly moved towards gender privilege, and there are many examples of this. However, this is not really the big issue.

The big issue is that they take the view that men and women are inherently and absolutely equal. This is false. Islam absolutely disagrees with this conclusion. Rather in Islam we accept that men and women are created with many differences. Men are generally physically stronger, parts of their anatomy is different, as is their psyche.

Men have testosterone which gives rise to competitiveness and aggression. Women have estrogen which makes them more inclined to and attuned to their emotions (an increase in serotonin) and more empathy. We see each gender geared to different roles in life. The father cannot truly replace the mother, nor can the mother truly replace the father.

This is why when Western institutions tried to take feminism to the Muslim lands they utterly failed. Because they are trying to solve a problem that simply doesn’t exist in the Muslim lands. Generally Muslim men and women in Muslim lands know their roles. Men know they are responsible for their family and must provide and protect the family. Women know that they need to cultivate the next generation. This is just generally understood. So feminism doesn’t make any sense to them because they simply don’t face the same issues or have the same history. When Femen went out to protest in Muslim lands, it was Muslim women who shunned them.

What has happened in Muslim lands, though, is severe intellectual decline. They didn’t develop the capability to intellectually address the points made by feminist thought (which is partly based upon the philosophy of John Locke). We must revive the thinking of the Muslims to make them understand that Islam is the intellectual truth about life and is capable of solving all of man’s problems.”

May Allah swt grant us all the ability to recognise the right for education to all and invest to make it a reality so that the men and women of the Ummah are once more an intelligent and informed group.

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Two runs shy of a century on his first test cricket match representing Australia, Ashton Agar’s efforts of 98 from 101 balls have been etched into history. Only last week this kid was an unknown who’d caught the selector’s eye and caught a huge break to be included in the Ashes line up. After his first ever appearance for the national side, he is something of a national hero. Agar walked onto the pitch as the last man for a team struggling at 9-117 and England had clear control of the match and looked to wrap up the aussies nicely.

Agar came onto the pitch with a calm confidence and steady smile and took a game-changing stand that made Aussies and cricket lovers the world over hail him a hero. Agar, who twice hit Graeme Swann down the ground for six and pulled anything short from the quicks with confidence said, “It’s a dream come true, that’s what it is to me. Forever I’ve dreamed of playing Test cricket for Australia and for my debut to start the way it has I’m over the moon.’’

Ashton Charles Agar is originally from Melbourne and represented Victoria at the underage level, as well as playing a number of matches for the Australian under-19 cricket team. His teammates called him Bambi because “he hadn’t quite grown into those legs of his” and laughed as he fumbled his way around the field. Those same teammates look on with pride as he grew into his form and his talent let to his transfer to play for Western Australia prior to the 2012–13 season, making his Sheffield Shield debut in early January 2013. A left-arm orthodox spinner and capable lower-order batsman, Agar impressed selectors and was called up for Australia’s 2012–13 tour of India, and went on to tour England and Ireland with Australia A. His towering frame, deftness with the ball and batting skills ensured he made his Test debut for Australia in the first Test of the 2013 Ashes series.

His first foray in test cricket has seen him break a few records including:

  • the twelfth-youngest Australian Test player
  • the youngest Australian since Archie Jackson (during the 1928–29 series) to make his Test debut in the Ashes.
  • the first debutant number 11 in Test history to score a half-century
  • the world record for a number 11 when he scored 98 before being dismissed two runs away from scoring the first century by a Test number 11.
  • His partnership with Australian batsman Phillip Hughes broke the previous world record for a 10th-wicket partnership in Test matches.

“I’m super happy,” Agar said after his stunning performance. “Darren Lehmann just told the whole team to bat in their natural style and that’s the way I like to bat, so that’s what I did. I like to keep myself fairly relaxed and I didn’t get too nervous. I was hitting the ball fairly well and I just tried to keep doing that.” If he continues to play with such calm and confidence and having turned the first test on its head, the Ashes will be exciting to watch and most certainly in the Aussie’s grasp.

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It’s not who wins but how you play the game. This is a line my PE teacher ingrained in us during our sports lessons in high school. As I left the boundaries of a school field and worked my way into the playing field of life, I realised that the only reason that line stood true was because I was playing with my friends. In an unfamiliar environment, paired with people I hardly knew – my desire to win consumed me. In my opinion this is exactly the case with the Aussie team at the moment. In recent years I have lost my passion and love for the game as much as I have for my side. To put it very simply they lack the flair, talent and cohesiveness that made their predecessors such a joy to watch and most likely also caused them to win. The 11 players playing the Ashes as the ‘Australian team’ is a ‘pick ‘n’ mix’ bag who show no team spirit at all. But does this mean Australia will lose the Ashes? Again?

It’s not been a great year for the Aussies. We go into the Ashes with the last four matches played all losses and we are up against a side that has won or drawn its last nine matches and shows considerably more organisation and team building efforts than us. We’ve lost players to homework gate, bar fights and petty in house squabbling. We’ve switched coaches days before the game and lost McDermott as bowling coach – the ramifications of which are noticeable already in Siddle’s performance. But what’s the cause of all of this? Where did the glory and ‘world class’ side go?

Australian cricketers are forever going on about how much of an honour it is to play for their country. This honour comes from upholding the legacy of great cricket each captain has handed down to the next. When Taylor took over from Border he was given men who had talent but it was up to him to continue the legacy of great captaincy that Border had established and upheld. In just under a decade Allan Border had captained 93 test matches and won or drawn 71. This kind of streak only comes from a captain that knows his men inside out and has bonded with them to be able to command respect and guide them to success on and off the field. Border says, ‘It took me a long time to work out that there is more to captaincy than simply walking out with the team. Sometimes just being there sent the right message. Even doing little things such as carrying the drinks or throwing balls in the nets helps because it is the captain setting an example.’ Taylor carried this responsibility and this upheld the legacy. In 5 years he captained 50 test matches of which his side lost only 13. He left a team to Steve Waugh that captains can only dream about. A team that moved and played like a family – a very talented and successful family! Both Border and Waugh have been quoted in recent interviews stating that this is exactly what the Aussie team needs and is lacking right now. Leadership and team spirit.

Steve Waugh captained one of the most fantastic teams of all time, with men like Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting, he won 28 of his 46 Ashes Tests, losing only eight and he recently gave a bit of advice to Clarke on the right attitude to have as a captain. “A team will be a reflection of its leader and as such, Clarke needs to be energised without being over the top, focused but also open to improvisation, but above all, controlled and authoritative under pressure. What we did well back in 1989, and must be emulated by Clarke’s men, is to play the ‘Aussie way’. “This means backing yourself in all situations, attacking rather than retracting, exuding positive body language, hustle when running between the wickets, exhibiting energy in the field and batting and bowling in partnerships. “They must display an element of ‘mongrel’ in the play and not back down when confronted,” Waugh, added, using the classic Australian term for aggression. “They must claim the high ground and put their flag well and truly in the turf.”

Just reading those words makes me believe the absolute cohesive energy Waugh’s side had and it helps me recall many fantastic cricketing moments that defined my childhood. THIS is exactly what this Aussie side needs and it needs it RIGHT now. A good dose of discipline and leadership from the coach and captain and a great dose of self-enforced diligence, humility and conformity from the players. I never really liked Ponting – to me it seemed he was wilfully arrogant – and yet I respected his captaincy. He bonded with his team and led them to victory on numerous occasions with a discipline and strategy fitting the ‘best team in the world’. This tag sadly passed with his captaincy and the resignation of the last ‘glory players’ of the side.

With no Gilchirst, Lee, Mcgrath, Ponting and now not even a Warner… what exactly does the Australian side have going for them?

Michael Clarke – Yes he needs a lot of work as a captain as Border says, “There have been some observations about Michael not going to Champions Trophy games when he had a back injury, yet turning up to Shane Warne’s charity game. On the surface this doesn’t seem to be a big deal, but with a bit of turmoil going on I don’t believe it was a good public relations exercise. When he had his back injury in India, I think he should have stayed with the team for the last Test rather than return home.” But then he adds, “ I know Michael will be up for the challenge of being the off-field leader the side needs.” Let’s hope he’s right. Because as a player in his element Clarke can be a formidable force to be reckoned with.

Ashton Agar –Agar is from Melbourne and “at the age of 19 he has a place in the squads of Western Australia, the Perth Scorchers, and also the national team, having sensationally been upgraded from an internship on the 2013 tour of India to a more expansive role in Michael Clarke’s squad”. Agar is included on the strength of only ten first-class matches and his selection appears “geared towards exploiting England’s right-handers, while also opening up a familiar wound for Kevin Pietersen”. ‘His leftarm orthodox is his No.1 craft but he gives a lot with the bat and is a brilliant fieldsman, a great package. He is a great kid, loves the game, working hard and a great temperament to hold him in good stead.” Hussey told the Herald Sun

Siddle, Pattinson and Starc – Here’s hoping these players bring their aggression and passion to the field. Siddle and Pattinon knows how to play against England and would be counted on to make a few early upsets and Starc is a late swinging left hander and probably Australia’s best bowler to take crucial wickets.

And who’s the competition?

England skipper and star opening bat Alastair Cook and seamer James Anderson. Cook and Anderson have been installed as the early favourites to score the most runs and take the most wickets during the Ashes series, which if it happens will almost certainly mean the famous urn remaining with England. Cook was by far the leading run scorer in that 2010-11 series in Australia, posting 766 runs, with the next best being the now retired Aussie Mike Hussey with 570. And Anderson was the leading wicket taker in that series with 24 scalps. England’s best bowler would be Stuart Broad who took the most wickets for England (18) the last time the Ashes were held in England in 2009.

The line-up is complete and the time has come to put the pedal to the metal. Whatever the outcome this Ashes will show exactly what kind of men this Australian side is made of and point to the future of cricket in the Australian side. Let’s hope the negativity and politics can take a backseat to teamwork, talent and great cricket. Let the games begin!

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I am a k-drama fan. Don’t know what that is? Wikipedia says, “Korean drama (Hangul: 한국드라마), k-drama for short, refers to televised dramas, in a miniseries format, produced in South Korea. Many of these dramas have become popular throughout Asia, with growing interest in other parts of the world. K-dramas have contributed to the general phenomenon of the Korean wave, known as Hallyu (Hangul: 한류), and also “DramaFever” in some countries.” And Wikipedia could not be more right. I and many others that I know have been swept away by Hallyu.

It all began when we had a satellite installed in our backyard so we could watch Bangladeshi and Indian channels. Among them was a channel called Arirang. Wiki says, “Arirang TV is an international, English-language network based in Seoul operated by the Korea International Broadcasting Foundation. The channel presents a diverse lineup of programs ranging from cultural features, documentaries, language programs and dramas.” Fun fact: The network’s name, “Arirang”, is derived from the traditional Korean folk song of the same name. 

Anyway, during the copious hours of procrastination and free time afforded to an Arts student, I watched this channel alot. The dramas shown on Arirang TV were funny, relatable, touching and what endeared me to them the most was they were shortlived. The maximum number of episodes is about 25. Compare this to some of the decade long crap Indian and American channels sprout and I was hooked. Unfortunately the very first few dramas I ever watched – I do not remember the names of. But the humour, the empathy and the enlightenment they afforded me, I will never forget. I used to watch one about a family of students that lived together and it was as funny as saved by the bell but with a different more Asian centric humour that I could identify with. Another one was about the lives of two sisters, one famous and pretty and the other a country girl. My own sister and I used to watch this show and we both cried on the last episode. It was beautiful. This was my first experience of Korean dramas. Soon enough though, life overtook my free time and Arirang no longer aired dramas with English subtitles at times convenient for me. So I stopped watching them.

Fast forward several years and a random conversation with a friend of mine brings up Korean dramas and she tells me I HAVE to watch a drama called ‘Boys over Flowers’ and gives me the DVD. That was my point of no return. Since then I have watched countless Korean dramas and loved every one of them. I have since ‘converted’ my best friend who now voraciously watches them. They are funny, sentimental, so very very romantic and teach me so much about life and living it. So for all of you interested in watching Korean dramas and especially you – my friend S who has just begun, here is the list of dramas I have watched so far in order of preference.

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that this list is a list of absolutely soppy romantic chick flick type dramas. Don’t use it to judge the breadth of k-drama which ranges from fantasy to horror to action and romance. I watch k-drama purely for the romance and it is reflected in this list. Don’t judge me.

1. Boys over Flowers

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Aired in 2009. 25 episodes. Genre: Romance, Comedy
Main Cast

Koo Hye Sun as Geum Jan Di
Lee Min Ho as Gu Jun Pyo
Kim Hyun Joong as Yoon Ji Hoo
Kim Bum as So Yi Jeong
Kim Joon as Song Woo Bin
Kim So Eun as Chu Ga Eul (Jan Di’s best friend)

Synopsis

Geum Jan Di is an ordinary girl whose family owns a dry cleaning store and a fateful turn of events grants her a full swimming scholarship to the prestigious Shin Hwa High where she is terrorised by the leader of F4 (the four richest and most popular boys at the school) Gu Jun Pyo. Although Jun Pyo persists on bullying her, he begins to find himself attracted to Jan Di. However, Jan Di has a crush on Yoon Ji Hoo, Jun Pyo’s best friend. When she realises that Ji Hoo is merely a close friend and that she really loves Jun Pyo the couple are thrown into a dilemma as Jun Pyo’s mother sets out to break them up and find a more suitable match for her son.

The plot is simple turned crazy. The events are out of this world unbelievable and unrealistic and the chemistry between the main leads (in hindsight) is not so great. Having said that, this is my favourite k-drama of all time purely because of its romance and its fun. The characters are great, well rounded and relatable, the sets are amazing and the drama itself teaches a lot about life and social class and conformity without being a boring commentary. This is also the drama that introduced me to Lee Min Ho and made me fall so insupportably in love with one of Korea’s newest and hottest talents. Needless to say – all his other dramas (4 in all) feature in this list. You will not regret it.

2. You’re Beautiful

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Aired in 2009. 16 episodes. Genre: Romance,Comedy
Main Cast
Jang Geun Suk as Hwang Tae Kyung
Kang Soo Han as Young Tae Kyung
Park Shin Hye as Go Mi Nam (Male) / Go Mi Nyu (Female)
Lee Hong Ki (Ft.Island) as Kang On Yu / Jeremy
Jung Yong Hwa (Cn.Blue) as Kang Shin Woo

Synopsis

With smattering reminiscent of ‘She’s the man’ this is about a girl who pretends to be her twin brother so he doesn’t lose his gig as a singer in a famous pop group. But it’s not so easy pretending to be your brother when you start to develop feelings for the lead singer of the band… and what happens when her secret is out? Will he love her despite her lies? If you don’t believe in the power of love then this drama will make you believe and if you do … well then this drama will make you cry. There are so many beautiful romantic moments, so many cute scenes and so many cliffhangers that this drama truly is one of the best I have ever watched. It is also the only drama where I loved the songs so much that I downloaded the OST. The cute guys don’t hurt this drama’s ratings either. They, like the men from BOF are very easy on the eye!

3. Personal Preference

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Aired in 2010. 16 episodes. Genre: Romance,Comedy
Main Cast
Son Ye Jin as Park Kae In
Lee Min Ho as Jeon Jin Ho
Kim Ji Suk as Han Chang Ryul
Wang Ji Hye as Kim In Hee

Synopsis
Jeon Jin Ho is a straight guy who pretends to be gay in order to become Park Kae In’s roommate. His hobbies include organization and ironing, and he’s known for his stoic poker face. He’s a stickler for cleanliness, but he also has a talent for figuring out a women’s feelings. Kae In is very trusting even though she has a habit of being betrayed. However that doesn’t stop her from giving people the benefit of doubt and Jin Ho is no different. How will Kae In react when she finds out that her gay roommate is not actually gay at all and that he has fallen for her?

Another Lee Min Ho drama, this one is outstanding in his performance and his character development. His chemistry with his co-star is a bit better only because of the awkwardness and funny moments. I loved this drama for its everyday moments and for the absolute devotion it shows to family, friends and to one’s soulmate. And yes. This one also made me cry.

 4. Secret Garden

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Aired in 2010. 20 episodes. Genre: Romance,Comedy,Fantasy,Melodrama
Main Cast
Hyun Bin as Kim Joo Won
Ha Ji Won as Gil Ra Im
Yoon Sang Hyun as Choi Woo Young / Oska (Joo Won’s cousin)
Kim Sa Rang as Yoon Seul

Synopsis
The drama tells the story of Kim Joo Won, an arrogant and eccentric CEO who maintains the image of seeming perfection, and Gil Ra Im, a struggling stuntwoman. Their accidental meeting, when Joo Won mistakes Ra Im for actress Park Chae Rin, marks the beginning of a tense, bickering relationship, through which Joo Won tries to hide a growing attraction to Ra Im that both confuses and disturbs him. To complicate matters further, a strange sequence of events results in them swapping bodies.

There is nothing to hate and absolutely everything to love in this drama, from the awesome cast, to the crazy chemistry and the great humour and plot – this drama is a win win win. I did feel it dragged on a bit in some places but it was necessary for the plot. A great watch.

 5. Faith

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Aired in 2012. 24 episodes. Genre: Historical,Romance,Time Travel,Fantasy
Main Cast
Lee Min Ho as Choi Young
Kim Hee Sun as Yoo Eun Soo
Yoo Oh Sung as Gi Chul

Synopsis
Yoo Eun Soo is a 33-year old plastic surgeon in the year 2012 and her dream is to someday open her own practice. But one day, Choi Young kidnaps her and takes her back to the Goryeo era because needing her medical skills. Their love story spans centuries but also warring beliefs. He gave up on love to be an unflinching warrior. This drama shows the romance between a warrior from the ancient times and a female doctor from the modern times, their love transcending time and space. It will also tell the story about the process of making a true king.

I loved this drama, not only because it has Lee Min Ho in it (although that is reason enough), but also because for the first time I watched a k-drama that taught me so much about Korean history. I love how this drama interweaves the romantic, historical and fantastical elements of the plot seamless to give a great cast some meaty lines and scenes to deliver. This drama was amazing. From the dialogues, to the sword fights. From the costumes to the chemistry. Absolutely loved it! Watch it especially for Lee Min Ho’s sword wielding and fighting skills!

 6. City Hunter

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Aired in 2011. 20 episodes. Genre: Action,Suspense,Romance
Main Cast

Lee Min Ho as Lee Yoon Sung / John Lee / Poo Chai
Park Min Young as Kim Na Na
Lee Joon Hyuk as Kim Young Joo

Synopsis
The story takes place in Seoul, 2011. Lee Yoon Sung is a talented MIT-graduate who works on the international communications team in the Blue House. He plans revenge on five politicians who caused his father’s death with his surrogate father Lee Jin Pyo and eventually becomes a “City Hunter.” A weird mix of arrow and dark angel, this drama has Lee Min Ho playing a renegade which opens up his action figure side. Lots of quick action scenes, lots of drama and intrigue and most of all, FINALLY a co-star with whom he has palpable chemistry. 20 episodes fly by!

 7. Rooftop prince

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Aired in 2012. 20 episodes. Genre:Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Main Cast

Micky Yoochun as Lee Gak / Yong Tae Yong
Choi Won Hong as young Lee Gak
Han Ji Min as Park Ha / Bu Yong
Jun Min Seo as young Park Ha / young Bu Yong
Lee Tae Sung as Yong Tae Moo
Jung Yoo Mi as Hong Se Na / Hwa Yong
Kim So Hyun as young Se Na / Young Hwa Yong

Synopsis
When Crown Prince Lee Gak is transported 300 years into the future to present day Seoul along with his three retainers, they believe that it is their duty to solve the murder case of the Crown Princess in order to return to Joseon. They land in the rooftop apartment of Park Ha, a cheerful woman in her mid-20s, who eventually believes the odd quartet’s predicament and becomes their guardian. As Park Ha educates the four on life in the 21st century, Lee Gak comes across Hong Se Na, who seems to be the reincarnation of his wife. Taking on the identity of Yong Tae Yong, Lee Gak slowly begins to unravel the murder of Yong Tae Yong and in turn moves closer to solving the murder case of the Crown Princess. As he finds himself in love with Park Ha, he figures that maybe the Crown Princess was not so perfect after all…

After City hunter this is my second k-drama which was more of a thriller than a romance but it also included the historical and fantastic element to it. It was at times confusing as it leapt back and forth between different times and plot lines but on the whole very funny and very well executed. Some really sweet romantic moments to watch out for.

 8. Heartstrings

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Aired in 2011. 15 episodes Genre: Romance,Music
Main Cast
Jung Yong Hwa (Cn.Blue) as Lee Shin
Park Shin Hye as Lee Kyu Won
Song Chang Ui as Kim Suk Hyun
So Yi Hyun as Jung Yoon Soo
Woo Ri as Han Hee Joo
Kang Min Hyuk (Cn.Blue) as Yeo Joon Hee
Lee Hyun Jin as Hyun Ki Young
Im Se Mi as Cha Bo Woon

Synopsis
Lee Shin is a university student and the vocalist and guitarist of the band “The Stupid.” Shin is known for his good looks and strong passion for music, but he is cold, lacks interest in anything unrelated to music and has neither dreams nor plans for the future. Lee Kyu Won is a bright and outgoing student who was born into a prestigious family and is majoring in traditional Korean instruments, especially the gayageum. Trying to live up to her grandfather’s expectations, Kyu Won immerses herself in training and becomes a university student who knows nothing outside of her studies. As her friends are fans of “The Stupid”, she was forced to go to the band’s concert with them. There she saw Lee Shin performing live, and is immediately captivated by him. Their story is one of complications, conflicting emotions and confusing chemistry.

Yes. This is a very corny, kiddy drama and it should make me blush to admit that I watched it. But it doesn’t. I watched this because Lee Shin is played by the cute third wheel dude in You’re beautiful and I’m glad he gets to be the hero of his own drama, he certainly has the skills to pull it off. This drama is funny, cute and at times childish. You don’t need your brain to watch this one. Just a heart and a huge smile because this drama will constantly make you say awwwwww!

 9. Playful Kiss

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Aired in 2010. 16 +7 special episodes. Genre:Romance, School
Main Cast

Jung So Min as Oh Ha Ni
Kim Hyun Joong as Baek Seung Jo
Lee Tae Sung as Bong Joon Gu
Lee Si Young as Yoon He Ra

Synopsis

Playful Kiss is based on the Japanese shōjo manga, Itazura Na Kiss. Oh Ha Ni is a sweet but silly girl who has a crush on Baek Seung Jo, the smartest boy in school despite being chased loyally by Bong Joon Gu herself. When she confesses to Seung Jo through a letter, he brings it back to her, after grading it harshly and commenting that he hates stupid girls. A twist of fate means they are forced to live under the same roof where she does her best to love him and he does his best to ignore her.

Childish, silly and a bit pathetic, this drama is for die hard romantics. If you aren’t one you will be constantly criticising the main characters and getting annoyed at their stupidity. I liked it for its funny and silly moments and because it had the cute third wheel guy from BOF who probably didn’t deserve his own drama. His acting isn’t as good as his looks.

10. Pasta

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Aired in 2010. 20 episodes. Genre: Romance, Drama
Main Cast
Gong Hyo-jin as Seo Yoo-kyung
Lee Sun-kyun as Choi Hyun-wook
Lee Ha-nui as Oh Sae-young
Alex Chu as Kim San

 A workplace romantic comedy about the dreams and struggles of a young woman who aspires to become an elite chef and ends up falling in love with her mean and bossy head chef and boss. Matters get more complicated when her own secret admirer comes out of the woodwork. This drama is the classic story repeated in all k-dramas. Girl likes Guy 1 but Guy 1 likes someone else. Guy 2 comes along and woos the girl and suddenly Guy 1 likes her too and ends up sweeping her away. It’s a highly unrealistic plot line that is used over and over again in most dramas. But with this one, with the way the characters are thrown together and the way their stories unfold, it is actually realistic. I love this drama because most of the scenes take place around food and I love food. 

And there you have it! My Top Ten favourite Korean dramas that I can guarantee you will love. Lots of crazy outfits, very well groomed, to the point of feminine, looking men and loads of romance! One word of advice to end with – ALL korean dramas have LOADS of food and eating scenes, so make sure you have snacks with you as you watch because you will get really hungry!

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