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A man who does not like power will suffer from its cruelty!

He doesn’t need to tend her, because she hunts her own prey He doesn’t need to shield her, because she kills her own enemies He doesn’t need to look for her, because she’s always at his side Kate Quinn, Lady of the Eternal City oh! … background Empress Qi (Chinese) or Öljei Khutuk (Mongolian) was a primary empress of Toghon Temür of the Yuan Dynasty …

The two most powerful warriors are: patience and time

 A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it  Frederick Douglass oh! … background Red Cliff is based on the Battle of Red Cliffs otherwise known as the Battle of Chibi. It was a decisive battle fought at the end of the Han dynasty, about twelve …

It’s hard being left behind .. it’s hard being the one who stays!

I’ve learned that waiting is the most difficult bit, and I want to get used to the feeling, knowing that you’re with me, even when you’re not by my side Paulo Coelho, Eleven minutes oh! … background This short film was part of the Beautiful 2014 project showcased at the Hong Kong Film Festival in March 2014. Awaiting is one of four short films. The other short films were The …

Some women would not cheat & some would not have cheated had they married a man whom they love!

The greatest concubines in history knew that everything revealed with nothing concealed is a bore. Geoffrey Beene oh! … brief A royal, Sung-won, of the early Joseon Dynasty court, falls hopelessly in love with an aristocrat’s daughter, Hwa-yeon, after seeing her. He doesn’t know that she is already in love with Kwon-yoo, a low-born commoner who her father has adopted in a manner of speaking. …

They act like animals, but, animals don’t know sin, do they?

Survival was her only hope, success her only revenge Helen Bobat oh! … background Loosely based on historical figures of the newly formed Joseon dynasty, this film depicts the downfall of a fictional general loyal to King Taejo. King Taejo was known as Taejo of Joseon (27 October 1335 – 24 May 1408) was the founder and the first king of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea reigning from 1392 to 1398. …

They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds!

We are captives of our own identities, living in prisons of our own creation Theodore Bagwell, Prison Break oh! … brief The mystery surrounding a pregnant woman found stabbed outside the gates of a state-run prison and subsequently dies soon after delivering her baby, a girl later named Ok-nyeo is the basis of this fictional story set during the Joseon dynasty.  The story follows the …

Souls recognize each other by the way they feel, not the way they look!

I was born on the night of Samhain, when the barrier between the worlds is whisper-thin and when magic, old magic, sings its heady and sweet song to anyone who cares to hear it Carolyn MacCullough, Once A Witch oh! … background This kdrama is based on the lives of historical figures of the Joseon Dynasty. Royal physician Heo Jun (1539 – 1615) is one of …