Of late though, I have been getting comments and questions from some people (don't know the exact number since some people leave comments as anonymous) which can sometimes get really offensive and rude. Much as I try to keep myself from reacting to such nasty words, some of them are really pushing my limits. As such, I see the need to make things clear now and manage expectations.
As mentioned in my previous post back in December 2017, I really hope that the atmosphere here can be comfortable enough for everyone to post their comments or views without fearing that they may be attacked for their different opinions. However, there are people who still insist on taking a rather nasty tone when voicing their disagreement. For example, there was a comment who didn't agree with my review and blatantly told me that I was wrong and that his/her view was correct. In the first place, a review is my personal view. There is no right or wrong and you don't have to be so defensive or angry even if we don't see eye to eye. Moreover, I do not ask of you to agree with all of my views. In fact, if you have a different perspective, I would love to hear it from you because it may provide something which I may not have noticed and we can learn more from one another through a discussion where we respect each other's views. If you can't accept that we are all different in one way or another and will look at things differently, maybe you shouldn't be reading my reviews in the first place.
There have been people who keep bugging me to cover a particular person who I suppose should be their favourite actor/actress. This is a blog for Japanese dramas, movies and the Japanese entertainment world in general. I try to cover as much as I can, regardless of whether I like the actor/actress. If I have the intention of being biased, you will probably never read anything about those people who I dislike. Likewise, I think it's not reasonable for people to expect this blog to become one which is dedicated to honouring their favourites only. I stress this again - this blog is not a fansite for one person.
Last but not least, I am not a newswire service. There are many other sites which can serve up the news in a faster manner than I can. I don't aspire to be the fastest in conveying the news because that's not possible. For breaking news, I sometimes wait till the situation has become more or less clear before I post anything but this inevitably leads to some people questioning me why they still don't see anything about that news on my blog. And of late, casting announcements of dramas and movies tend to be released in batches rather than at one go. I will follow the order in which the news is announced so it is perfectly normal for you to read multiple posts on the same drama or movie at different points in time due to the nature of how the news was disseminated. If there's really something I missed, you can always give me a lead by leaving a comment or sending a private message through the social media channels. There is really no need to take on a mocking or insulting tone when you assume that I do not know something that you already know.
With this clarification, I hope that everyone will understand how things function on this blog and be able to enjoy the content in a satisfactory manner. Thank you for your support!