For the past couple of weeks, I've been kind of hooked to this web series "Wind Chimes in a Bakery" and have been sharing the episodes on my Facebook. An emotionally-moving web series, it is a local love story inspired by Korean drama storytelling. Launched and presented by Samsung early last month, the web series has amassed more than 3.5 million views on its YouTube channel.
|Adam and Sue, from Windchimes In A Bakery|
Earlier today, I had the opportunity to catch the final episode at GSC Pavilion, ahead of it's scheduled airing on Friday 30th August 2013. It was a rather nice reception, complete with makeshift bakery that looks almost the same as inside the web series. Now for a short introduction on the series itself.
|Windchimes in a Bakery, presented by Samsung Galaxy S4|
|Freshly made pastries and cakes for our eating pleasures|
Windchimes in a Bakery features Adam and Sue's love story - a boy with nothing but a dream and a girl with everything but love. Imbued with interesting twists, the story follows Adam's journey after a tragedy that took away the love of his life.
|The red bean buns which had loads of airtime in the series|
Check out the YouTube trailer for Wind Chimes in a Bakery below. From the YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/user/SamsungMalaysia), you will be able to catch all the 7 episodes except the episode 8 finale which will be aired on 30 August 2013.
With Korean dramas gaining significant popularity in Malaysia, Samsung collaborated with Korean director, Jang Jae Hyeok, to better connect with Malaysians by giving this local production a unique Korean essense.
|Hey, that's me enjoying my piece of red bean bun at the screening|
|Different creations to keep our tummy happy|
Coming back to the screening earlier today, all present were pretty hyped up to catch the finale of Windchimes in a Bakery to find out how it ends. The refreshment and buns did little to quench our hunger for the ending, but it had to suffice until they opened up the cinema doors.
|Some of the bloggers and friends present at the screening|
|Some even took the opportunity to snap photos with the stars of the drama|
"More than three months ago, Samsung decided to embark on an innovative journey to extend moments of discoveries and possibilities for people through Wind Chimes in a Bakery. The series is inspired by the Galaxy S4. With the positive responses we've had from Malaysians so far, Wind Chimes in a Bakery has become a weekly companion in touching people's lives," said Vincent Chong, Head of Mobile Phone Division, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.
|One of the photos from the web series|
|With Sue, the lead actress from Wind Chimes in a Bakery|
|With Adam, the leading actor from Wind Chimes in a Bakery|
Jang Jae Hyeok, the Korean director of the series was ecstatic that Wind Chimes in a Bakery was well-received by Malaysians. "It is encouraging to see the Korean art of storytelling through drama being applied in a Malaysian context and being so well-received by Malaysians", he said.
|And we're all set to catch the finale!|
It wasn't long before we were ushered into the cinema hall to catch the finale. During the screening, all episode 1 through to 7 was shown in one seamless screening, with the final episode 8 shown at the end. So how did it end? Was it a sad ending? Well, catch the 8th and final episode of Wind Chimes in a Bakery on Samsung Malaysia's YouTube channel this Friday, 30th August 2013 then!
* For more information on Wind Chimes in a Bakery, do visit Samsung Malaysia's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/SamsungMalaysia or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/samsungmobilemalaysia.
*The mobile app is also available now for download via Google Play Store. You can watch the full webseries, view the images or download ringtones of the webseries from the App.