I watched Winter Sonata again last night. This, after much hesitation. For those who have watched this Korean drama before, you'll know what i mean.
I first watched this unforgettable love story in 2003 on strong recommendation by my office buddy, Ruzaini. She was sitting next to me at that time and was really crazy for BYJ as she had just finished watching the 20-episodes. Everyday she would go, "Yati... you must watch this! It's sooooo nice!"
I didn't buy it at first, thinking that it was nonsense. Ada banyak kerja lain lagi nak buat. But one day, she just pushed the first CD onto my hand and said, "You try tengok ini dulu, nanti you bagi tau I you suka ke tidak." And the rest was history.
Winter Sonata is highly infectious. It can cause severe damage to your emotional system. I remember watching it at MrNordin's house (masa tu belum kawin) with the girls and the maid. It was bulan puasa. All of us would be camping inside the TV room with tissues and bantal in hand, anxious to know what would happen to Kang Ju Xiang and Yu Jin. Kadang2 sampai pukul 3 pagi!
And the story would make you cry buckets. At every CD. One would go,"Alah.... tak larat lah nak nangis lagi!!", another one would go, "Huuu... huuuu... sedih nya!!!", and another would just cry her heart out silently sampai habis basah bantal! Hee.. hee... tapi best!
MrNordin always found that scene where all of us sitting infront of the TV crying, very fascinating. He couldn't understand why we had to torture ourselves that way.
So, as I watched the first two CDs last night (each one lasted for about 1.5 hours), it transported my memories back to the days when I first got hit by the Winter Sonata craze. The feeling was still the same, but this time, I was more prepared.
And I just read Superwoman's posting on this, which she did sometime end-2006. She was even more fanatical then, and I wonder if she still feel the same way now. Read hers here.
So SW, this one is especially for you. Enjoy it and start the waterwork, people!!