Posted on September 30, 2018
To My Dearest Readers,
I hope this post finds you well. Some of you may not know that I started this blog in 2010 because I was living abroad in Jakarta, Indonesia at the time, and blogging was a cure for loneliness. I was childless, Mr. A was working a lot and on call, so the days, the hours, and the lakorn world was my oyster.
It hadn’t always been a lakorn blog. I wrote about whatever came to mind at the time, but because Jakarta had channel 3 on TV, I always tuned into whatever was airing during primetime, then wrote about it an hour later. My blog morphed into a lakorn blog naturally due to your requests, our interactions on each post, and my return to lakorns after a long 10-year hiatus.
I realized I missed this reliable story telling. I was hungry for others’ thoughts and opinions and realized there weren’t many websites or blogs out there that discussed or recapped lakorns in English. From experience, I knew there were a lot of English speaking lakorn fans out there, and most abundantly in the U.S., which was my home, and another reason why Lovefia’s blog became a lakorn centric blog.
Which brings me to my point. Any blog’s success is due to writing consistently and offering content that makes readers come back for more. At this junction in my life, with new work responsibilities, two busy boys to raise, sharing a cheese plate and bottle of wine with Mr. A, along with feeding my own interests, my time for lakorn blogging has come to a slowdown. I’m not quitting: as long as I am watching lakorns, I will be writing about lakorns. It’s so much infused in the experience of lakorns that I can’t not watch lakorns and not write/discuss about it.
And maybe it’s inevitable. The progression of this blog mimics so much of my own personal life. I hope to bring you more thoughtful writing about lakorns; so lakorn first impressions, reactions and posts of that nature. I will be doing less recaps (or perhaps no recaps) since that takes up the majority of my time. If you can imagine, a lakorn episode is 1 hr and 45 mins long and it takes me anywhere between 4-6 hours to recap (write, take screenshots, include comments, proof read, post), and in the current stage of my life, I don’t even know where I would scrape 4-6 extra hours in the day.
I would love for some help. If you love to offer your thoughts, love lakorns, and interested in guest writing for the blog, please contact me directly at email@example.com. I have the best readers and fellow lakorn fans, so the posts will not go unread. I think the biggest encouragement as a blogger is to know that one’s writing is being read. So I just wanted to take a quick opportunity to thank you for always fan girling with me, and that even though my blog posts will slowdown, know that your continued support is greatly appreciated.
In the meantime, what’s everyone watching? How is life? How is autumn treating you? I’m still here, and I’ll always listen. I finished up Jao Sao Jom Yorm, and let me tell you, I haven’t seen such a sappy hero in such a long time. I ate up this whole show like it’s my birthday and I must polish off an entire chocolate cake. Khun Kayt is the best and I love how his character remains consistent and sumptuous until the very end. Though he has a one-night stand with May, he spends 15 episodes trying to get back in her pants. When he finally does, he is the epitome of a satisfied cat. The show has its flaws, but what kept me coming back for more is the romance between Khun Kayt and May, and even the storyline about the crazy airline mom, slightly incestuous half bro couldn’t turn me away from the perfectly plated Khun Kayt.
I’ve also ventured outside of lakorns due to some recommendations from family and friends. I dabbled in the kdrama world and saw “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim”. The hero reminds me so much of Khun Kayt, that it was like watching two sappy heroes I love at the same time. You can never have too many sappy heroes, especially ones that look like Mick Thongraya and Park Seo-joon. I also fell in love with some Netflix original movies, “To all the boys I love before” and “Sierra Burgeous is a loser” and it’s not surprising because the two show features the same lead actor, the adorable Noah Centinero – who reminds me so much of Mark Ruffalo – and I inadvertently fell back in love with him by default. Oh, the many heroes I love forever.
September has been good to me. I hope it has treated you well, and that the last quarter of the year will only bring heartwarming shows and to die for heroes and heroines. Happy cider sipping season, my dearest readers.
Just want to let you know that I have always love and enjoy your work! ^^ Su su na!
Thank you Neko, love you too 💕
Hi Fia! I love reading your work. Actually, I wish I can write even half as good as you do. Your storytelling is really engaging and entertaining. Well… to be honest, your blog has inspired me to write as well, but then as you may well know, I live and breathe mostly JamesJi lakorns and you’ve had most of it covered *sweatdrop* but if you would still have me, and I pass your quality standards, I would love to share my thoughts (treatise?) too. Thanks a lot Fia! Good luck with life! Just hang in there Lakorn mommy! Su su! I’ll
Aw Greta, I’ve always loved and enjoyed reading your comments. Please send your thoughts (and what you are looking to write my way), I’d be happy to review. ☺😘
I’m always behind in watching the lakorns but never in reading your blog! As always many thanks and blessings to you and your family!
You are too kind, thank you! 😚
Love your work and I have to say, you were one to bring me back into lakorns. It was rear to find english recaps and blogs back then. Thanks for all the awesome reads. I have your blog saved under my favorites at work so I can stalk you on down time. haha
Life is getting busier for me too. I miss those days when I can just lakorn binge with no distraction. I can barely get an episode in these days but then there is really nothing to watch too. Everything is remade or the story lines are bland with no taste. My baby just turned the big ONE so the fun is just about to start now that he is super mobile. I hear my 3 yr old yelling and warning the baby of his mischievousness every few minutes. My kids are so extra. lol
I recently started on Prakasit Kammathep watching it raw so I really have no idea what is going on but n’ek’s family is so screwed up. I also started up watching Rim Fang Nam too, curious about this new pra ek I’ve never seen or heard of before. The elderly residents in the show are so cute. I am looking forward to Nadech and Yaya’s Nakee2 The movie even though I haven’t seen the lakorn. Other than that, I’m just looking forward to gaining (not really on the gaining) some holiday goodies. Hope to continue reading more of your blog in the future. ♥
Hi M! Our family is so similar, it’s actually funny. My two boys are another level, they are crazy, but I guess it’s all fair because their mom is a little crazy too. My favorite part about blogging is actually getting to know everyone.
I’m not watching any current lakorns but I am playing catch up with Porche and Kwan’s lakorn, it makes me giggle, I kid you not. Will write a post soon with my impressions, but so far it’s keeping me smiling. I hope Ch7 churn out some more watchable lakorns since Ch3 is at stalemate. Though I heard Angkor is pretty popular, have you seen that yet? But like you said, it’s another remake. I watched a little bit of Tik’s lakorn, but not enough to give an opinion about it, I just recall it being a whodunnit show where the nang ek will spend the lakorn finding out who screwed her over in her last life. Like why would you want to spend your current life seeking revenge for your past life? Someone should let her know.
I saw bits of Kob’s version. I don’t remember how it went but I did really liked the ost. It’s too bad the new ost isn’t as appealing. But at least the effects are better. lol I find myself going back to watch Bpoop Phaeh Saniwaat FINs to kill time when there’s nothing to watch. I guess I really really love that show. haha
Actually watching the cast practice for the upcoming BS concert gives me life. Khun Phi and Karaked are so cute.
Love your blog! My first lakorn is the Crown Princess. After which while searching through google for blogs/websites about Eng Sub Lakorn…or any info about lakorn, finding your blog is like hitting jackpot! Through your recommendations and ratings, I got to watch and love more lakorn; Buppae Sanniwat, Dao Kiaw Duen, the awesome handsome Khun Chais and the most recent, Jao Sao Jom Yorm. Though you are unable to put time to do lengthy recaps, hope that you will continue to comment or give feedback or recommendations. Thanks again for sharing about Lakorn and Thai culture.
Hi Al, I’m so glad to hear that the blog has been helpful to you. I still plan on writing about lakorns you shouldn’t miss out on! Thanks for your comment! Cheers 🙂
Love you forever, love you always Fia !!!!!!!! Your message warms my heart and I THANK “U” for informing us (the readers). Thank you for still keeping this blog alive and for writing whenever you have a chance. BTW, I LOVE your suggestion of movies. I’m checking them out.
You are SO sweet, love you too, and always appreciate your thoughts and comments. Do watch “to all the boys..” it’s so cute I want to back to high school and swoon over Peter Kavinsky!
Hi fia!! Love to read your work. Please keep writing even sporadically. Years have passed and we all have evolved. I watched What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim and enjoyed it immensely! Will now watch JSJY because u mentiones they have the same sappy hero. I just love it when the hero is so sure and determined! Sending lots of love to you from Malaysia. SUZ.
Hi suzsuz! Always love hearing from you and thank you for all the support over the years. I hope all is well with you and all the changes in your life 🙂
Never knew that you have ever lived in my city, Fia…If I did, I would love to take you out so we could gossip more about lakorn. Anyhow, your blog has become my saviour and sanctuary these years from long hours at work et al. Love you to the lakornworld and back!
Hi Des, that would be a dream. Lonely days back then for sure, could use company while we drink coffee! My fave coffee shop was anomali, in fact, I’m drooling right now just thinking about it. Miss Jakarta badly sometimes, all the people, the food, the shopping.. the beauty! Thank you for your continued support, gonna head on to your blog and enter your world. I love books too.
Hello Fia, I’m so glad to have found your blog. It’s been a pleasure reading here. I have always been a HK TVB drama girl then the K wave pushed me to Kdramas & their oppas. Recently my sis found Mik Thongraya & Jao Sao Jom Yorm, now we can’t stop watching lakorns. Khun Khet is to die for & I also found Khun Suriyen in Rang Tawan recently which was what brought me to your blog. I was just surfing whatever I could find on Aum and was hoping I could find your recaps on Fang Nam Jarod Fang Fah. We don’t know the Thai language & unfortunately there’re not enough Thai subbers but for Mik & Aum I’m willing to watch raw. Thank you for your blog it’s been bookmarked on my iPad.
Hi Tessa, apologies for my delayed response. I had a list of articles I needed to get through before the end of the year – and time waits for no one. Thank you for the comment, and for always stopping by. I hope you continue to find this blog useful! Cheers to 2019 🙂