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omigod.......feeling the backlash from the ending of MGIG.....can't wait for Mary Stayed out all Night to replace my lost feelings

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Yes!

I am excited for Mary Stayed Out All Night! Although the story is cliched (2 contract marriages?!) I am hoping the characters are fun and fresh. Heck just with the cast alone I am definitely watching this drama on november!!

Jang Geun Seok + Moon Geun Young + Kim Jae Wook = uber awesome trendy drama!

MSOAN.. fighting!

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yup! this will be the first drama where i love both the male leads.....usually i would just support the lead male. But I love both JGS & KJW!!!!!

Can't wait!!!!!!

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When is mary Stayed Out All Night starting? :D

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Migraines are horrible.

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agreed. feel better, love♥(:

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totally agree.. hope you feel better soon though

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HUG :D Feel better soon. Close you eyes and imagine you favorite Korean hero taking care of you at this moment. Hope that made you smile. :D

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It didn't make me smile. It made me laugh, lol. I'm having a hard time picking my favorite hero. There are just too many. >_<. -- (My brother has been taking care of me since he got home- so I feel a lot better than this morning.)

Thank you all so much for the love and comfort. Its been the best medicine. :)

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Glad you are feeling better. So, you had a multitude of hot Korean guys taking care of you. (the best medicine :P) No wonder you are feeling great :D Have a great weekend!

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agreed. will there be anything worthy of replacing MGIG?... i doubt it. there's nothing like a DW/Miho pairing out there.

is runaway going to be recapped?

btw, happy FRIDAY!!!!! wooooooooooooooooooooo!

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Hey JB,just wondering as to if I need special software to see your rotating headers or something?
Cause' I can't see them anymore. Thanks! Sorry if this was the wrong place to ask.

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you have to use internet explorer to see them I think~ coz when i'm using firefox i don't see them =)

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Happy Friday,everyone...
October sure came fast...

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I confess. I was anti-girlfriday. But after her recaps on MGIAG, I'm in love with her. FO SHO. ;D

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Why ever would you be anti- Girlfriday to begin with?!

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because she love JB so much.. she only wants JB to rule the dramabeans land..

nomu nomu nomu nomu jowa~

hoi hoi!

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I think she just means that she preferred javabeans' recaps. Each recapper has a different style, so the first time I read a girlfriday recap I was like "hold up...something isn't kosher..." and it wasn't. it was halal! Which for me is even better :)

Anyway, I love how girlfriday will insert the funniest opinions on things.

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I haven't watched MGIAG but I love the recaps!

I love Playful Kiss more every week! It just gets better and better, a bit more angsty than I expected this week but overall just a cute little series.

Sungkywan Scandal (sp) is really good as well. Those are the only two dramas I am watching at the moment but I have Mary Stayed Out All Night in my mental to watch list. Love all the actors in it!

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It's Friday!!!!

Just watched Haru: An Unforgettable Day in Korea. Yay for Big Bang, and most especially T.O.P. He's so dreamy. Well worth the 30 minutes it took to watch it.

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I am madly trying to resist finding out anything more about TOP. I don't need a new love. I swear, before Kdramas I thought I was the most faithfully monogamous person EVER! But my heart is wavering more than jello after I discovered K pop culture! So.Many. Pretty.Boys! plus they are interesting to boot! gah!

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Don't bother trying to resist the TOP. He's so gosh-be-darned cute that it is a futile experience. I mean, he's practically a baby, but I have to lub him anyway. Even the peoples around me who don't get into KPop and KCulture like TOP... he's got the most unforgettable voice I've ever heard.

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Ummm... how young is he actually? 'Cause I have had a seveer experience already when I found out that the boy from Koishite Akuma is 17.

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hmm, i think he was born 1987? so that makes him legal age. lol

i didn't think too much of him either (look wise) until i first heard his voice.. arghhh! that's what endeared me to him. lol

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I'm a complete and total sucker for voices.

You got a pretty face? That's nice.

Washboard abs? Wow, you must work out.

Wait... could you say that again? Just... recite the Preamble for me... Now I'm in love!!!

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whew! I don't have to feel bad now. 7 months difference is nothing right? Unless they fudged his age... doesn't Korea have a different way of recording age?

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I'm a complete sucker for voices! If a man has a good voice, I will listen to him read the phone book. That unfortunately is why I found myself side-eyeing SHINee's almost-nineteen-years-old Choi Minho. Sure, he's tall. Whatever, I'm tall. Sure, he's incredibly beautiful. Whatever, I'm incredibly beautiful. :D Then he opened his mouth, and I died. That boy's voice is so deep and so smooth, damn. And that was it. From what I can see, aside from his ferocious competitive streak and flaming charisma (what does that even mean?), he's actually really caring, sensitive, gentle, and altogether precious. But that voice is what got me.

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(Note to self: do not, under any circumstances, look up Choi Minho. He is much too young for a woman of my age to be looking up because you have heard he has a nice voice. Wait a year...)

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DANG IT! My brain just remembered who he is! He does have a nice voice! He's 19? GOD HELP ME I'm a perv!

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No, Unni, we've had this discussion. You're not a perv. You just appreciate a good voice when you hear one. Seriously, no one in the world should have a voice like that. Mmmm. And besides, Choi Minho is legal. But I don't want you to feel mental anguish, so whatever you do, do NOT imagine Minho and his tall, beautiful self leaning over you and whispering sweet, deep nothings in your ear. :-)

I'll have to YouTube T.O.P. when I get home so I can hear him speak. I know nothing about Big Bang.

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On most of his speaking videos, you instantly get the idea that TOP is a complete and total dork. He pokes fun at himself a lot, so you get the feeling that he knows this. The boy can't dance, which is kind of difficult for being a member of a boy band, but the rest of the band covers for him. He just looks like this really tall, strangely put together guy until he opens his mouth. His voice is seriously unbelievable.

And quit with the naughty thoughts! I mean, I just got to the point where it was okay with TOP, but no way with Choi Minho. Uh-uh.

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Oh, no? Well, fine, no naughty thoughts, but my friend sent me this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnfJTmNFln8
Minho is seriously smooth, wow (ignore the incredibly annoying DJ girl). And while YouTube is a commentary cesspool, the unabashed flailing over Minho's voice amuses me to no end. Then his band mate tries the same lines that Minho uses, and hilarious fail ensues.

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I mean, really? Did you have to do that? Is there a demon that sits on your shoulder and just whispers, "Hey! I have an idea!" And then you respond, "Wow! That's great! Let's do that right now!"

Bad Lahlita!

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This shouldn't surprise you anymore, Unni. You named me TEGA for a reason. There's a devil on my left shoulder, and a demon on my right. Evil is Life! 8)
Love, Tega.

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Hey, do you and Brookeve know each other in real life? What does TEGA stand for? :)

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No, we met on this site, but it feels like we know each other! TEGA is a nickname that I gave her (That Evil Girl) because she makes me think bad thoughts! I swear, she gives my priest a heart attack every Saturday (if I were a Catholic who went to Confession, this would be so terribly true).

It might be that we both live in the South and we're soulmates... but it's more likely just a case of I stalk her as much as possible.

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I second Brookeeve's sentiment: Bad Lahlita!

I just got home from work, and was finally able to click on the your link..... daaamn... I feel like I am drowning, first TOP and now Min Ho? Bad Lahlita indeed! :)

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Totally agree with you on the voice thing! I don't know if it's because I've had a lot experience with music and learned a great deal about it, but the timbre of a man's voice is the ultimate turn-on. That deep, soulful voice that can ring in your ears as a strong presence or lightly float around your ears from a gentle whisper. That's hott.

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I, too, am a sucker for voices! Of course, looks is always important too...

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I watched it a couple of days ago. It was so pretty (on many levels). I agree, definitely worth the watch.

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It's just a tourism video, right? It accomplished said task: I want to go visit Korea now... even more than I had before.

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Yeah, I want to go visit TOP, too, I mean, Korea. :) I'm no help, sister, I'm a sucker for any man/boy or manboy with a deep voice. Kim Joon, Sam Elliott, TOP, Richard Armitage, I'm not even partial to a nationality. I've thought about getting a ringtone with all of them saying sweet DEEP nothings, but then I'd never answer the dam* phone.

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Sigh. TOP is so dreamy. (I gotta super cheese grin on my mug right now.)

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One of the main reasons I married my husband was the voice. (fans herself) :D
He's a good shower singer too. (he refuses to sing in public, but he is very good)

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I just got this giggle because I was picturing your husband down on one knee in the shower serenading you. I don't know why it was funny, but it made me giggle.

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Dang! Now I'm picturing him doing that. ROTFL.
I'll have to tell him about this. But maybe not, he might ban me from DB's. (you all are a bad influence) :P

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It's Friday!!!!

Just watched Haru: An Unforgettable Day in Korea. Yay for Big Bang, and most especially T.O.P. He's so dreamy. Well worth the 30 minutes it took to watch it.

And my Intarwebs just did something crazy, so at the chance of double posting, I'm gonna hit Submit Comment again...

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*glomp* :)

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SIGH. Just my luck. I'm catching up on MGIAG, but since I've already read all the recaps there aren't too many things I don't know about it.

How have you been, little sister?

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Unnie I have been well, you? How are your marigolds? :) How is step nephew doing?

I just had the commute from hell this morning, we had such a storm, the subway near my work was flooded. To come above ground again, I had to wade though ankle deep water. God knows what was in it.*shudder*

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UCKY!!! We're in the midst of an official drought now. I had to stop watering the marigolds, and they are sad. You might want to take some penicillin, if you had to wade through subway water. Or eat a lot of vitamins. Or take a hot shower as soon as possible.

Step-son is still beautiful. When we got custody he wasn't really well taken care of, but now he's filling out (shoulders of a football player, I swear) and his skin is getting all pretty, if a bit freckled. He told me a girl told him he smelled nice this week, and he was so proud! Soon, I will have to arm myself with a baseball bat when I take him out.

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Didi, sorry to hear about the flooding! That's pretty disgusting. Make sure you boil your feet.

Unni, step-nephew too precious! So, let me get this straight. 13 years old, 5'11", gorgeous, red hair, Korean eyes, freckles, shoulders of a football player, and a sensitive, sweet disposition? OK, step-nephew (Imma call him Yeppeo-goon) is sounding too precious to be true. At some point we're going to have to finalize the betrothal of your boy to my niece. I'll start gathering the dowry. And you tell that little hussy that is smelling on my nephew that she needs to back off. The hell is she smellin' him for? I don't want to have to come to Tennessee with a tire iron.

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I'm ridiculously proud of my baby. He's really all that and a slice of pie. I guess I should just strap a sign to his shirt with a "Trespassers will be hit with a tire iron" warning?

We started talking about modeling as a way to pay his college bills (he wants to do AI). I have a few friends who have done it, and they say that he would be good at it. We're waiting for him to gain a little more weight, 'cause he's still too skinny.

I'll try e-mailing you pictures again. :)

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Viola, I have a ring I can send him. It has the initials N. A. on it for Not Available. We need to let the world know that he has already been reserved :D

Brookeeve, I glad he had a great week :D

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Brookeeve, I am guilty of shallowness. I understand that beauty comes from within, but now that I've seen Yeppeo-goon, all I have to say is, external beauty for the win! Hahaha. He would be an amazing model, because he really is all that and a slice of pie! Two slices! Don't let anyone else see him, otherwise chaos will erupt in on this site from every mother fighting to claim your son for their daughter. Hmm, viola should write a script for a teen-drama and have you son act in it. She likes to write.

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Brookeeve, my daughters and son model as a way to afford college. One of my middle daughter's campaigns was enough to sock six figures away, so .... you know, it doesn't have to be their whole life, just a means to an end, and we were selective about what they agreed to. I will say, for the most part, that the average job just puts away 4 figures, but every bit helps.

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My husband is afraid that his son'll get too big a head and his shoulders won't be able to hold it up, but I don't think he would ('course, if he shot someone I'd be yelling at the other person for gettin' in the way of the bullet, so I'm not exactly a good judge when it comes to him). Did your kids have that problem? How did you handle it?

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Well ....

let's start with, when people say to them, "You're cute," or "you're pretty" or "you're beautiful", they all say, "Thank you, I know." I cringe a little, but honestly, they've been told from birth by everybody how pretty/cute/beautiful they were. I've told them time and again, just say 'thank you' and I see some improvement in that.

My oldest won a modeling contest at the mall when she was 2 months old, no joke, that's how we got started (free baby stroller and two outfits, so YEAH!).

We do talk about two things to the kids:

1. not everyone gets the kind of positive reinforcement that they do (and I make darn sure they single out the loners in all groups and befriend them -- have to keep them grounded in reality and realize that genetics blessed them, not anything they've done to earn their "looks")

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2. this is temporary and NOT real life (especially brought up when someone outside the family mentions changes to my children's appearances, including plastic surgery to 'straighten' or 'improve' this or that), and that REAL people have little and big 'imperfections' that are really what makes them wonderful and unique (use the pic of the girl with Orion's belt moles on her arm as an example)

I think it is all in how real you keep it. As it stands now, oldest daughter almost never takes modeling jobs now, she's earned enough, for one, and for another, she's now a teen and the pressure to be perfect and anoxeric are ridiculous and I won't have her go under the knife even for a minor procedure or starving herself while she's growing. In addition, she's added more lessons and dance companies to her schedule, so she's really too busy for most jobs. We still do a family catalogue shoot every year, where they use the four siblings together in jammie shots, for instance.

Of the other two, my son (who is a little too beautiful for a boy, honestly) gets more jobs and more attention, he's sweet and usually energetic for jobs, which makes him a good model for his age. However, I can see over time that he could and will lose some of the sweetness if this goes too far. Got to keep it real.

Now, that makes it sound like my kids model a lot, but honestly, we only accept a few jobs a year for each and 100% of the money goes into their educational funds.

There has been a lot of pressure for them to work more, from their agent, but I think he knows I won't budge. Also, I or their aunt have to be with them 100% of the time, and some shoots just won't allow it. That narrows it down, too, for me.

Best wishes with it all!

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Hey unni, If the baseball bat and the tire iron doesn't work I can always get my dragon slaying sword .... maybe I will have some trouble bringing it through customs but whatever!

@Lahlita
sis, thank you for volunteering my writing skills. It warms my heart that you think I am good enough writer to write a script for your nephew by marriage. Wish I shared your confidence. Also, what are you planning for the dowry? :)

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@Leonardswench Your children have an agent? My Lord, what the heck kind of beautiful people are posting on this site? But it's awesome that your family is so grounded.

@Brookeeve The boy I first heard about two Open Threads ago isn't going to get a big head. He hasn't had people telling him his whole life how beautiful he is. In fact, he seems a bit self-conscious and doubts his own attractiveness for various reasons (including jealous a-hole friends). This could be great for his confidence. He'll be fine as long as you or a trusted adult is always with him. And it does seem like a good way to make money toward college. If you can talk your husband around, I say go for it. He really is that lovely, and I was able to see that from a picture taken three years ago.

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Average beautiful, I promise, my husband's grandmother was a 30's pin-up girl for a Cleveland gas station, and they get their looks from that side of the family (trust me on this! although, my mom is beautiful, I look my dad's dad!!!). My mother-in-law is beautiful, and I married her second-best looking son ... it's genetics, nothing more.

As for the agent, they are in the same talent agency as my agent. So, you know, it just helps them get jobs and earns him a bit of 'side' money. My middle daughter is going to try voice work for the first time, we'll see how that goes in November. Also, good money for that.

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now I'm uber curious to see what your stepson looks like haha.

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So I was checking back on Chinese dramas to see if there was anything new, and guess what?? They are coming out with their own Iljimae series!!! Aw I want to watch it so bad, but usually these don't get subbed unless they are really popular like ROCH 2008 (?)

Check out the trailers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZlMqUOuo0E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kltx29FqZTo&feature=related

Back to K-ent, I'm really excited for "Flames of Desire," it's out tomorrow!! Can't wait to see SeoWoo on scene again :]

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Ooohh forgot to mention who are in the Chinese Iljimae. It is called "Strange Hero Yi Zhi Mei" and Wallace Huo (*screams* <333), Ma Tianyu (a singer), and Liu Shi Shi (eh, don't like her acting too much). Anything that has Wallace in it makes me wanna watch it ^_^

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WALLACE HUOOOOOO :DDDD i haven't heard anything about him in ages

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Don't watch MGIG yet, but exciting to wait the original DVD!

List me Yaiyyy!! Thanks for your recaps, at least I won't disappointed (hahaha)

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Thanks a million for recapping My Girlfriend is a Gumiho!! It's gonna be hard to find a better drama. I bet most of us are suffering from withdrawal symptoms right now!

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i cannot watch SKKS at viikii :(
it ruined my week
am really really sad by now
wanna cry

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*pat* I want to cry too. I want my Yummy. I watched ep 10 raw though... but it just isn't the same. I swear I am going to learn Korean!

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the Scandalous Team in viikii just released the soft subs though. They're so generous! I'm watching ep 10 with subs now. Hahaha.

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Omo really? Thank you for telling me!

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that was me

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I couldn't find Ep. 10... and it kind of sounds like they're irritated with people whining about wanting to watch it. Am I typing the wrong thing into the search engine?

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Would you mind telling me how to find it? I am kind of coming up blank. Thanks.

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Maybe she is watching now. ::glares at Phoebe in jealousy:: :)

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In the channel for sungkyunkwan scandal, just search for the topic softsubs. You'll find them there. :)

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go to skks page on viikii, then go to the "softsubs" discussion; there will be link for you download sub for ep 10. There are subs for other eps too. Download the raw for ep 10 from mehanata site (if you havent already, it has to be from Mehanata for the timing of the sub to match). Make sure the filenames of the raw video and the sub are the same. Then you can enjoy :D. Hope that helps. I've been rewatching ep 10 with subs so many times already. I've never been so addicted to a drama before. Errr.

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Thank you anon. Thank you too seasca, especially for mentioning about mehanata. You were very helpful. To thank you, I will share with you some of the very special chocolate covered Song Jong Ki smile! enjoy :)

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Thanks for sharing that! I had to resort to watching it with Mandarin subs and my Mandarin is so bad, I can't read the subs fast enough. Gosh, I sound pathetic.

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whoops, sorry I didn't check back the comments again. But I hope you've been enjoying skks ep 10 now. hehee..:)
Also, thanks to seasea for mentioning abt mehanata too! I didn't know that we can download the raws from there. hehee.. I've downloaded them from aja-aja before.

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thank you so much anon and seasea! :) you guys made my friday errr saturday midnight
and to viola thanks for the pat

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alas! the files are temporarily unavailable. anyway, still thanks :)

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i'm pretty sure all the links except for the megaupload one are working fine. In case you still have problem, I uploaded the sub for ep 10 on mediafile:
http://www.mediafire.com/?jrr9peamz7e944j
And for those who have troubles with finding the right raw, here is the link:
http://mehanata.net/?p=2658
Hope that helps those SKKS addicts like me who's been going crazy since the licensing issue on viikii :).

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seasea
You are officially AWESOME
I just made this up, but on behalf of the Yummy faction I would like to present you with the Pink Heart. The highest honor available, given only to those chosen few, who have demonstrated matchless courage, dedication and utter selflessness in sharing the love of Yummy.

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Awww thanks Viola; just trying to save people from the frustration of not being able to satisfy SKKS addiction. I went through that when I had to roam around the Internet like a headless chicken in order to find some hints of the translation for ep 10, it was not a good feeling. My keyboard suffered a lot cause all of the banging :) oh well a pink heart and chocolate covered song jong ki would totally be worth the frustration! Yummmm!!

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I am watching episode 10 now. The sub's timing also works with the raw I had already downloaded. So, I don't need to download the raw again.Yay!

Seasea, thank you! If you were here right now, I would hug you. :)

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oh my goodness! i actually had no idea that you could get subs from viikii.. was trying to wait patiently for other sites to upload them =/ thank you so much!!!

but just wondering, on the viikii channel there were no links for ep 5-7 subs.. did you guys have the same problem too and just skipped ahead to watch the other ones with subs? =D

thank you again!

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Just type (scandal) in the search box

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Dang! It won't work for me either. :C

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It's pathetic, but since there are no hardsubs for Sungkyunkwan Scandal and since I never download videos via torrent (too dangerous here in Germany) I've just watched episode 10 raw through online streaming while reading the soft subs in an editor-file, which I had opened next to the video.
Hmm, did you understand, what I mean?
Exhausting, but for me the only possibility to watch that drama.

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I did understand what you said and all i can say in return is hats off to your dedication. If you so choose, you will be welcomed to the ranks of the YUMMY decorated with honor. :)

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While waiting for the recap of episodes 9 & 10, here at viikii, you might want to see those recaps at another blog: http://yogurutu.blogspot.com/

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@ here at viikii - it's supposed to be here at dramabeans...sorry!

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Yay! I finally watched SKKS ep 10 with subs. Thanx to scandalous team for providing softsubs. I hope they do this for future episodes as well.

I used VLC player to make it work. Really enjoyed watching it the 2nd time. I can't wait till Monday!

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I am so sad that MGIAG is over and it is the same feeling I get when a good drama come to an end. Thanks Javabeans and Girlfriday for those awesome recaps.

At least there is still PK that keeps me going and looking forward to Mary Stayed Out...

Happy Friday everyone and enjoy your weekend.

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Hi peeps!!

I missed lounging here in OT...sorry for not arriving here sooner, matters of urgency had to keep me from doing & enjoying what I want to do best...

So...any Yummy-dang members out there? Let's have a drink...(then remembers (suddenly shifting into 3rd-person mode) 이 사람은 hadn't yet tasted even a drop of liquor...) <- ultimately fail...

So, for recent dramas...
-I Am Legend - such a waste & disappointment...they really had to make this promising drama a content of divorce cases & market stall takeovers...tsk!tsk!tsk!
-Playful Kiss - tho really resembling the anime (as I've said, never was a fan of ISWAK...), I still enjoy this...love JSM (Oh Ha-ni), & KHJ's new hairstyle (BTW), he needs to deviate from the fail image that was Yoon Ji-hoo...
-Gumiho Girlfriend - so sad it had to end, but the Heavens (plus Samshin Granny) granted the viewers (US!!!) our deepest wishes...
-Seonggyungwan Scandal - PURE PURE DAEBAK!!! So loving this! Moony (sorry, was never a fan of the coalition, pls. don't throw stones (or red leaflets) at me), Yummy, Hubby (for the Garang peoples), & Hot Shots!!!

To watch out for...
-Mary Broke Curfew (MBC; to shorten that ridiculously long title <- IMO, really) I WANNA WATCH!!!
-Flames of Ambition -> I really have to check my prev. comment there, I wanna know some answers...

(I notice that I keep saying DAEBAK ever since yesterday...must be the effect of witnessing the return of MinKhun/KhunHo...or having Jay Park in the Philippines(!)...ㅋㅋㅋ...)

Currently addicted to: Abracadabra
(no thanks to Jo Kwon (the sexy king of kkap-ness), & the Dirty Eyed Girls)

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wait...

I intended this (see below) to read as:

To watch out for…
-Mary Broke Curfew (MBC; to shorten that ridiculously long title <- IMO, really) <- even the acronyme spells of F-A-I-L...
-Haru -> I WANNA WATCH!!!
-Flames of Ambition -> I really have to check my prev. comment there, I wanna know some answers…

must be blabbing too much...

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MARY BROKE CURFEW????

LOL!!!

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well, that's what I saw in another website, so I basically humored it a bit (where I basically fail, lolz...)

(good news is, I can already see my comment...)

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just wonderin', will anyone from you guys gonna do the recap for Runaway-fugitive-Plan B?.... please?

i'm sure a lot are waiting for this.
if so, thanks.

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Hello everyone! I can not believe how fast this week went!
I am still reeling from the MGIAG finale. I am glad they resolved everything logically, 'cause after episode 15 I was going bonkers. I was thinking that Mi Ho taking out the bead, and choosing to die when it won't save Dae-Woong, was tantamount to suicide. She was literally choosing to die of a broken heart, because a guy was a jerk. But the finale made up for it - in spades! :)

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This was my vid for episode 14 MGiAG. and I am uploading episode 15 vid right now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_pkGTTLi54

As for the episode 15 one, if someone who speaks korean and visits my channel can tell me if it is ok, That one has quasimodo for the song. It should be up in... 444 min!?(what the heck YT?) Nevermind! I'll post again when 15 finally gets in gear with the same request. Sheesh!

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Also working on edits for PK again. I think it's cause I want it to do something else.

Spoilers ahead.

This week I saw both episodes of PK and now I am curious as to where they are planning the second kiss. They skipped the hospital (a la Taiwan) and we have passed the tree point in the anime and manga. If all we get is a back hug until they decide to marry, ewww.

I do like there take on the sleep over hence the vid that will be coming out. I also like the Tennis captain. The mom as with all other versions steals the show when she is on camera or off. Still not sold on it. I might keep watching, might not. I have Giant penciled in this weekend, so most likely not.
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I have a feeling that second kiss will happen in next episode...when OHN is still sleeping and BSJ (tough exterior, struggling with his emotions internally)being sleepless whole night will do that .............early morning kiss..............squeal.............

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Ok here is Episode 16 vid for MGiAG

This is the one that uses Quasimodo. Man my sleep needs to be checked too. The link above is for episode 15. Anyway you guys will figure it out. I still need a native K-speaker to look this one over for sense values.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkEcRFaElQk

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how can this site say I've double comment when I haven't seen my 2nd comment up there?!!!

can someone explain? I'm getting pissed! And I'm not exactly a patience keeper when I'm f***ing mad!

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JB,
I was just wondering, with the finale of Sungkyunkwan Scandal, in conjunction with the guest recappers critique, do you mind adding in your own?

just like an overview of the series, your favourite moments, what you thought they could of improved and how you found the finale?

I love the recappers, but I'm always curious as to what your take on dramas is, and I'm super addicted to SKKS, so I'd really like to hear what you have to say about it, if you have time :)

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there is this weird thing that happens sometimes when i comment. there will be a name and email filled out in the blanks that belong to another commenter. i dont understand...?

anyways, happy friday!! congrats to a good MGIAG ending and rating, congrats to PK's top rating, and congrats to the beginning of runaway! still waiting for mary~

thank you GF and JB for wonderful recaps and updates!!

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Sungkyunkwan Scandal = pure love .............AWESOMENESS !!!!!!!!!!!!

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Amen, Preach it sister, and to quote Rain, "Hallelujah!"

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Bingo!

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ke ke ke (^.^)
PS I cannot wait wait for Mary stayed out all night ..Jang geun suk ..Fangirl !!!!!!!!!!!! screaming

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While Amen and hallelujah's are the appropriate reaction to S Scandal, some of the scenes in there, with a helpful nudge from Diadda's editing skillz induce an entirely different kind of religious response.
something along the line of "Forgive me father for I have sinned........"
And more than likely will again and in fact I don't think I want to stop..... ;)

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"forgive me father for I have sinned.." indeed!!

I have seen Ep 10 (raw) and oh boy does that ever apply. Poor Garang! What is the boy to do now? So glad it is 20 eps long

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LOL Laughed so much last week. My daughter sent the link to her best friend. We are spreading the sinfulness. BAD GIRLS :P
Diadda you bad influence on teenage girls. You videos need to be banned. The cause too many LUSTFUL thoughts, that we will be spending hours repenting for, instead of watching more Kdramas. :P
Please don't stop (a semi repentant sinner) I'm working on it, SLOWLY. :P

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Since confession and repentance are good for the soul, isn't necessary that a sin should take place first to make the confession and repentance required????

Seeeeeeeeeee .... there's always a way to logic your way into watching Diadda's vids. Or you could just throw yourself headlong under the bus without a care!!!!! :)

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forgive me father for I have sinned.....I can't agree any more ! ;-)

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OMG!!!! I know!!! I am so hooked!!!!
I don't know how I am going to make it to EP 20!!!!
Waiting for the next one is already killing me!!! 0)

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Happy Friday!..though my Friday has already ended...sob.

I'm so in love with SSK right now! Sun Jun is so dorky and so swoon-worthy! I also love the adorable chemistry between the foursome.

Just finished both Dr. Champ and Runaway. I will definitely be following Champ but not so sure about Runaway. Seemed to be all glitz and not much substance, kinda feel like it is trying too hard. I love Kim So Yeon. She is such a talented actress - first all stoic and emo as the North Korean agent, then all ditzy and dressy as the prosecutor princess and now as the principled and socially awkward doctor. And not forgetting to mention Uhm Tae-woong and his Dr. Housesque quirks. Should be an interesting watch.

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I watched Runaway last night and i am def going to continue for now. It was surprisingly funny! :) the scene on the boat in the bedroom, in which rain makes a mad dash for the bed...i rewatched it like 5 times! hahahahaha+

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I'm kind of glad Runaway started, because I really am going to need something to replace MGIG...

My life right now is behaving strangely like a k-drama - found myself cringing while watching Playful Kiss last night because some things hit too close to home. Yikes. Enjoyed the latest eps though - although if they don't give Duckie his due pretty soon I'm going to be ticked!

Happy Friday, everybody - hope the weather is as nice where you are as it is where I am (Missouri, USA)!!

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I hope the universe listens to you and sends some of that lovely weather to the east coast.
Hang in there -'cause fabulous, gender-bending Shakespearean heroines like us always gets the guy!
I am really hearting your name right now. :)

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Yummy and Moony faction girls here? XD I'm having withdrawal symptoms from them.
I need the cute of them back. Cause MGIAG made me cry like a little bitch. Though, it did bring back the adorable at the end, it still doesn't make up for all the bawling I did.
Ahahaha.

Hope you guys are all recovering well from the crying most of us just did. I'm now off to sleep as I have work tomorrow. =[

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present!

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Woo! XD

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I am here!

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you mentioned crying... my eyes are still raw and red :( and i am going out later...

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Me too! Eyes are still puffy and red.. I do need to get to bed soon and if I sleep with my eyes like that, they are going to be so much worse tomorrow morning.

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na-da!!!

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I just represent Yummy-dang, okeh?

My superlatively-restricted mind is so closed for a Moony-Yummy coalition (just like the bickerings of the Noron-Soron...)

sorry, guys, na-da for only Yummy-dang...
...but hey, who wants to join me in murdering Headmaster Choi for violating urideul-i Yummy-shin? (...our Yummy God?)
I'm still in KILL!!! KILL!!! KILL!!! mode... }:D

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Omo Rovi! I have unleashed a monster! ;)
I take back all the mad rhetoric about "a day of reckoning" and the "price paid in flowing blood." I have calmed down now, and melted my sharpened pitchfork into plowshares.
Granted, the chancellor laid unclean hands on the Proud Posterior of Yummy but let's forgive him now. I think we already taught him his lesson! It's your kill chant that did it. It is very intimidating! :)

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LOL at your (concern(?)) comment...

I tend to kkap, even in situations...

...but hey, we're just upholding our the inspiration of our Faction, ryt? To protect our Yummy God in the best way we can, alji?

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Look like no one here but me is waiting for Daemul. ^_^

Cha In Pyo is my eternal love. And Go Hyun Jung is just wonderful.
So no matter how much I dislike Kwon Sang Woo (run & hide), this drama is a must watch. ^_^

Beside I'm also in the mood for somethings serious. :)

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Sorry, because of SKKS, I will be unable to do anything but giggle madly whenever anyone says or writes Daemul.

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You too?! I know that drama is supposed to be super serious but I just keep hearing Garang saying "daemul" like he did the first time. Tee Hee :)

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Hear, hear! I'm super-pumped, too.
I have nothing but mad love for Go Hyun-jung and Park Geun-hyung (hope his role here will be substantial, dude's legendary).
Kwon Sang-woo; don;t particularly like the guy but don't hate him either so I'm fine with that and will keep an open mind about him. My eyes will be trained on Cha In-pyo. He's GORGEOUS!
But then guess what? I was just finishing off Love Stories (a set of short stories penned by Song Ji-na who also wrote Sandglass, Eyes of Dawn etc) and I've just discovered Kim Tae-woo in one of the shorts and can't stop squeeing over him... he's an older... Onew!
http://www.koreanmovie.com/upfile/photo_photo/simg/photo1306.jpg
And he's in Daemul too, as GHJ's ex. (Like seriously, an things get any better?)

Since Yoo Dong-yoon has definitely been roped back into the project I'm an even happier camper.

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Loving Pk more and more each week.and enjoy Skk very much too.why can't it be Monday,tues,we'd,thurs and Monday... again. Happy weekend everyone and happy watching whatever u watching as for me another round of Pk and ski ep 9,10 and dr Champ.

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Friday is almost over at my part of the world (GMT +8 so it's like 2330 now) but still Happy Friday!

I'm totally in love with Sungkyunkwan Scandal such that I am rewatching every episode while waiting for the coming week. And even though I'm supposed to be buried in the hills of readings and term papers, I find myself strangely drawn to my computer to fulfill my craving everyday. I am not a DBSK fan, nor will I be, but how cute can the four of them be??!! Soong Joong Ki... I'm so glad to see him being such a playboy hurhur

And MGIAG.... as much as I never caught on the viewing bug, I have been faithfully keeping to the recpaps... so just want to say thank you so much for satisfying my curiosity for the drama =))

HAPPY WEEKEND, my fellow kdrama fanatics!

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Same here !!!!

"I’m totally in love with Sungkyunkwan Scandal.."

"not a DBSK fan, nor will I be..."

"Soong Joong Ki… I’m so glad to see him being such a playboy hurhur..."

SJK is the best dressed "metrosexual" during the Joseon Era, his hanbok in SKKS are sooo exquisite, the color combinations the intricate embroidery and other embellishment....did I mention the color combinations. I particularly like the one that is colored lilac.

LOVE LOVE LOVE SKKS

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This korean drama news is just exploading all over the net and spreading like wildfire, even american websites are reporting the controversy:

http://www.allkpop.com/2010/09/union-of-mothers-create-anti-gay-ad-because-of-drama-life-is-beautiful

WTF

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yes, I saw that thing too...well, South Korea is not that liberal (in dramas) as compared to other countries...

...and we should remember that LIB is a family drama, meaning kids (with parental guidance) are more likely to watch the drama, so the ahjumma-deul are just concerned for the family (and not for the institution of no-gays-no-entry-allowed)...

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I really hope you're being sarcastic with your comment... a national newspaper in Korea with an ad like this? How is this even possible?
This ad is so disgusting, ignorant, discriminating, stupid and hateful.... and I can't believe anyone would like to rationalize the "morals & reasons" of the people behind it.

And then people go and love to watch all the gender-bender dramas of the last years (Coffee Prince, You're beautiful, SKKS, etc.) and the 1268743 idols trying hard to look&act androgyn and feminine on TV shows, just so viewers can laugh and have a good time (like a freak show)...

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no, no; no sarcasm noted...
may I just ask, where was the sarcasm in my statement? (honestly, please? O.O)

because I have a tendency to just blab out the truth while being blunt at the same time, w/c I admit is one of my many not-so-nice facets in the presonality that is moi...

I mean what I really said, those mothers are just concerened for the family, and they don't want their kids' minds getting corrupted by something so gay in their tellies at such a young age... (but you just wait, you ahjummas, when your brats get older...)

well, gender-bending dramas have a girl-going-for-the-man-side-due-to-circumstances-only-the-heroine-should-know, so there's no harm in that (we have to see a drama going for the reverse; a guy disguising as a girl...:P)
...and male idols going for the members in quite a squelly-gay-moment are quite fanservicey, so there...
...but actual gay people (even in a family drama) in a relationship is something even in the modern times (21st century, of all dates) narrow-minded people still frown upon...

Actually, I'm quite a liberal when it comes to sexuality issues, since what's the point of arguing which gender/sexuality/orientation should be shot down, since all of us are HUMAN BEINGS trodding down the earth and inhaling in the same oxygen and wanting some love...ryt?

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Hong Seok Cheon is a very articulate guy.

You stay classy, crazy moms full of hate. (snickers) I really do pity them when there are actual problems in the world they could take head-on with their impressive collection of rage.

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wtf here tooo...im pissed...cant believe this..sbs take responsibilty for their sons being gay??!!...thats soo messed..i love this drama to death and the first one to actually show gay relationships in such a realisitc light in any korean shows i've seen

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Yesterday, while waiting for ViiKii to finish subbing MGIAG, I decided to watch something else. About fifteen seconds in, I started to worry because the subs weren't working. How would I know what was going on??? I went out of the menu and restarted the program TWICE. Stupid subs weren't there!!! What kind of crap was that??? I was upset. I was even more upset when I realized in another few seconds why there weren't any subs. I was watching an English-language program. Le sigh Nine months of Kdrama watching, and I've gotten so used to gathering language information visually as opposed to aurally that my first inclination is to scan the bottom of the screen for text. Then I was most upset when I looked to my right and found Mr. Lahlita bent over, desperately trying -- and failing -- to hold in his laughter. That fool listened to me freak out about the subs being gone, and let me exit the Netflix menu in a growing panic and restart my show. TWICE. Tool.

Le sigh. And speaking of what Kdramas have done to me, I was waiting for some takeout the other day and was sitting across from this Korean ahjumma and her young-adult daughter. They were getting their Hangul on, talking about some guy the daughter liked who didn't seem to be calling her back, and I was quite surprised to find that I could follow a bit of what they were saying. Then the daughter says something about calling him again (I don't remember what), and I said, "Mwoh? Shiroh! Andwae!" Oops. You wanna know what comedy is? Comedy is the open-mouthed, shell-shocked look they both gave me. Like, what the hell is this non-Korean, non-Asian chick who is listening to us and speaking in Korean? I didn't even know I'd spoken out loud, y'all. I immediately realized my faux-pas, and I actually leaned forward and bowed to the ahjumma, all humble-like. "Chesohamnida." More open-mouth staring. Yeah, I got my takeout and GTFO.

HAPPY FRIDAY, EVERYONE!

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LOL! And...now I can't stop laughing at both your stories. Thanks for making my day!

Also - I've done the subtitle-freakout, too - only in my case I didn't have a significant other sitting there cracking up at me. I hope you whacked him. Hahaha!

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Oh, I whacked him! I grabbed two throw pillows and started whaling on him ninja-style, but that just made him lose it. He was laughing so hard that he ended up crumbling to the floor because he couldn't stand anymore.
Hmm, I'm not very good at this whole punishment thing.

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OH Little Sister, I was dying laughing. I can't even type right now 'cause you gave me the giggles so bad!

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Oh dear god Lahlita! *hugs* you just won the prize of all time K addict! I knew there was a reason I loved you. :)

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Hah, NO. I followed that Kdrama contest Javabeans and Girlfriday had going on, and alert definitely deserved to win. I mean, seriously. Rats? RATS??? Oh, hell no! I'll just say I'm an enthused consumer of Kdramas.

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I can totally relate about the lack of subtitles. For some reason, it just doesn't look RIGHT. I turn the close caption on, makes me feel ever so much better. ;)

Well I haven't done anything as crazy as you regarding to Korean ( who really can ;) ) but I made the finger heart, and told my lab partner after she totally helped me pass that class, "saranghae unnie." She was one surprised Korean girl! Also a very amused one, she was bent double with laughter. :)

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Lahlita, hahahahahaha. You and your daily (CRAZY) adventures. LOL. LOVE!!!

I was on the subway last night with couple of my friends (also non-Korean) and we heard these 2 girls talking in Korean. AND what did we do? We so inconspicuously tried to get near the girls to see how much of there conversation we are able to understand. Yep, not creepy at all.

Then we started practicing our basic Korean language skills on each other. How was that supposed to help us? Shouldn't we practicing with Koreans?

One improvement now - is that we can at least order in Korean and be Understood... hahaha...

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I thought I'm just the one that did eavesdropping some Korean speak Hangul. I thought i was insane that time.

When I was waiting my flight at Bali airport, some Korean tourists was sitting near to me. My earphone was on (yeah, I listened Korean songs) and I had been reading my fave novel to kill the time. At time I realized tourists next to me were Korean & chatting in Korean, I put my earphone off, closed my novel, listened to them carefully and tried to guess what they are talking about. When they moved their sits, I did that too, in purpose to hear clearly. When their flight was coming, I was sad and started searching for more Korean tourists to eavesdropping. Insane...

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LMAO! All of you have turned into stalkers for anything/all things Korean!

I would never do anything like that .... I really need an icon to hide behind, like that cute couch thingie.

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Leonardswench, it was not my fault. It was THEIR fault for speaking in Korean where anyone could hear them. What, did they think they were special 'cause they were speaking some foreign language? Pffft! They wanna keep their conversations private? Then they need to speak in Aramaic or Old Icelandic! Oh, what's that, they don't know Aramaic or Old Icelandic? Touch cookies! All I'm sayin' is, if you show up to the party with your friend "Hangul," Imma bring "Shiroh" and "Andwae." Is all I'm sayin'. 8)

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Agreed. It is not my fault for being a stalker (totally normal behavior - for me anyways)....

The funniest part of my commute back and forth (to and from work) everyday is that all things spoken in English is total background noise. On the other hand if I hear a sentence of Hangul I am interested all of a sudden and trying to understand the conversation. (Sad, but very true)... not sure if I would actually start responding in Lahlita fashion and be like "Andwae"... hehe

@pohonphee - don't worry you are not alone.

What would be an even more hilarious situation - if I ran into someone like Lahlita on the subway and hear her busting out "Shiroh" and "Andwae" and I add my two cents of "Choldae Andwae".. freak the Korean ahjumma and her daughter...

Time to go home ... yay!! Bring on the weekend. What do I feel like marathoning this weekend (if I have time).... hmm..... like I mentioned on Ockoala's blog - Black & White. Pi Zi!!!!!!

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Well I am not as bad as you and Lahlita but I do perk up my ear whenever Koean is being spoken around me. I hope you enjoy your weekend aunty :) I never really heard about Black and White, is it any good?

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Black and White is my fave TW dramas of all time.
Bromance - Check
Tough (strong) Women - Check
Story - check
Awesome 2nd leads - Check
Politics/ Intrigue/ mystery/ didn't see that coming - Check
Love that made me weep - Check
You should totally check it out. I would write more...but typing on my BlackBerry standing on the train is requiring skills I don't possess.

I will probably come back to the thread when I get home and spazz out more about PI ZI and my eternal love for him.

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@ splgt001-auntie

That would be AWESOME. It'll be like our own Improv Everywhere. One day in the future all of the Dramabeans denizens shall be in one place. Then we'll just sit on a subway, pretend we don't know each other, and wait for some Korean people. When they talk to each other, one by one we'll just start throwing "Andwae" and "Mwoh rago?" and "Shiroh!" in their conversation. They would freak out, wondering what kind of hell-dimension they were in, where suddenly an entire subway car of random multi-ethnic strangers began speaking in Korean.

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You know this scenario will make a really good episode of the twilight zone!
ROFL Lahlita! I think you just drove your better angel off in tears and you aren't even sorry. You and the little demon on your shoulder is doing a victory dance and high fiving each other! :)

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TEGA has no better angel. She must have you fooled.

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My dear, that would be awesome. It would be so much FUN. Do you think if we put our minds to it we can actually make it happen? I am giddy just imaging the scenario and laughing out loud (once again freaking out my fellow commuters).

I spoke in Hangul (well broken Hangul) to the lady at the Museum of Modern Art buying my tickets for Woochi. Haha. She did a double take.

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