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Hey all!

So ridiculously pleased at the latest episodes of Flower Boy Ramyun Shop!

Happy Weekend :)

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I can't stay. I'll pop in once in a while though!

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that's one drama whose recaps i await and read with a lotta interest..guess it will be the one that gets me addicted tp dramas again..

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btw, hello Ricky TRH..any relief on the assignment front?

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These past few days were hectic. The fact that almost everything needs to be submitted this week didn't help. Thank goodness I started earlier so I wasn't as frantic as some of my friends were.

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but college life must be fun, right? i miss it now:(:(.. at tht time i wanted to earn and now i want my student life back--

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Hi YRH! I'm so glad college is behind me! Hang in there... winter break is coming soon!

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Oh yes! I'm waiting for the month-long break!
But I've got to go through finals first. Not looking forward to that, definitely.

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Ricky! Fighting! Vacation is coming!

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Yes, Raine! So excited.

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Hey, TRH, sounds like you're crazy busy. Makes me a little jealous, I'm starting to get a hankerin' to go back to school. I think it's a midlife crisis, lol. But right now, I'm homeschooling a High Schooler....hopefully we can get her in public school in the next year or two.

Not even positive what I would study....

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Hi Shel!

Always great to see you here. Also, hi Ricky (also great to see you here ;) )

Wasn't MJP thinking of going back to school, or going to additional school, not too long ago? Wonder whatever happened with that...

Not quite the same thing, exactly, but I graduated with a BA in English, and then went back to school to take the required pre-med courses for med school... I was a SO MUCH better student in my post-bac classes... truthfully, I totally wasted my high-priced undergrad education. I would've been a million times better off if I'd just gotten some life experience first (for about 15 years) and then gone to college... but I guess some things some people can only learn by going through them...

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Um, and by "some people," in my last sentence, I mean me :)

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LOL!

I finally "found" my perfect job at 27. I think I needed all those years post college to find out what I didn't want to do!

There is nothing wrong with trying out the world in college, it's just that the tuition is so out of control you can't afford to waste the money.

Because of my circumstances and major (I had scholarships), and family situation (we were poor), I only paid $750 - $1000. a year for univerisity tuition.

That's all changed now.

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Yeah, I totally goofed off for 5-6 years after high school. Took a few classes, but wasn't serious. Ten years later, I decided to get serious, but was supporting myself, so totally slow process as I had to work full time. Got to my senior year, re-met hubby, got married, moved to another state where out of state tuition was ridiculous (and we were paying $1K/mo in childsupport/alimony), got pregnant, etc etc etc. Never did finish.

Now, I don't even wanna do that (accounting), lol. So, as soon as I figure out what I wanna be when I grow up, I'll enroll at the small University here.

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MJP got an instant teenager, that's what happened.

And she also found out that 1.5 hrs is not that much time for free time.

So, currently schooling is on hold... For now...

May be a good thing too with the economy. I may have to get educated for a job that makes money rather than a job I like. It wouldn't be the first time I've had to do it.

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Hi MJP, glad to "see" you here. When I got married, I got an instant teenager as a bonus. But, he was a pretty easy kid for the most part. Much easier than my almost-15 yr old daughter. But, there is definitely an adjustment period.

Good luck with all that...

I did accounting for the money, too. I think now I may just take a tax prep course and work for a tax accountant friend during the busy season for some extra cash. So far, Mr Shel's line of work hasn't slowed down at all (we all have to have our electronic gadgets), so we've weathered the recession fairly well.

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Hi Shel!

I've thought about going back to school as well...and I also don't know what I want to do with the degree. It's one of the main reasons I haven't gone. I don't want to go back and pay money for classes just to go to classes. Heck, I don't have that kind of money! lol.

Happy Weekend!

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I got as far as a master's and I've decided that its enough for now. I sort of want to get ph.d just cause I love school, but who has that kind of time or money?

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Have always said that if I won the lottery I would quit my job, buy an apt in NYC, and get a PhD in Philosophy at Colombia.

Once I finished that, I would come back home, open a yarn/coffee/book shop with my friends, and live happily surrounded by all the things I love.

And travel. Every year, a month in a different country, plus I would buy the cabin we all rent for a week each summer, so we could go there whenever we wanted. Except in the winter, of course, because then you can't get to it...

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The yarn/coffee/bookshop sounds lovely as long as you have hot choco for us non-coffee types. :0) I love needlework and books, so I'm all over that.

I still don't even have a bachelor's, though. I've been fortunate that hubby's job supports us fine. I do a little work at home doing resume verification work for an HR outsource company, but it just pays for vacations and other extras.

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Unni - that sounds delightful, especially the traveling part. I like how cozy your dream sounds.

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Shel,

Is this Crankypants you're talking about? The teen years can be difficult.

Teen MJP is a real challenge, totally no communication. Imagine two hole months of this. Showing unconditional love to a teenager is hard work.

And today Wee MJP asked when Teen MJP is leaving because he wants his playroom back. He doesn't like going down the basement to play with his toys. But trust me, the living room is totally filled with evidence which suggest Wee MJP is NOT playing down the basement much.

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Yep. She's only Crankypants for about a week a month. But, she is very melodramatic and makes huge deals out of nothing on a fairly regular basis.

But, I love how much those two kids love each other. The Boy can't afford the time or cash to come home for Christmas, so all she wants for Christmas is a ticket to go see him and his wife. He was 17 when she was born, and just adorable with her from the get-go.

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Aaaawwwwweeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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oppaaaaaaaa

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Lol, she should try that on him.

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*waving*
Happy weekend!

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ahjummabunny Love!!!!!! *HUGS*

Hi! Happy weekend to you!

Any plans for the weekend?

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been loving Flower Boy Ramyun Shop too!!! But the only thing is... whenever I look at Cha chi-soo's hair.. I'm thinking, "Just feels like there's CONSTANT wind blowing at Cha chi-soo's hair, and his hair ONLY"

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Cha Chi-soo's hair is getting famous as Justin Bieber's past hair style. With Bieber's hair gone, now Chi-soo's hair rise to the Prince Charming statuesque level.

All those teaser photos of Ramen Boy choco abs by the pool, but when the pool scene came to play the editor pretty must cut all those delicious movements out of the frame. I felt sheeply cheated. I did notice all those tattoos covered up here and there from 2 co-stars though in earlier scenes.

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What I love about Cha Chi Soo is his mouth.
He is styled all over so that his lips become the focal point.

Everything is pushing our eyes forward and down.
To make us look there, he touches his lips when he thinks, or puts the nametag on them. I get weak thinking about it...

He is a sensual actor, that JIW, and I am a sucker for it!

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Meeeee tooooo!!!! I can't stop staring!

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LOL
Bieber & Chi Soo in one sentence! Never thought that that's gonna happen.

I agree, his lips have a magnetic presence (and this coming from a straight guy). I'm thinking that maybe it's because there were a lot of close-up shots of those lips.

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I'm most appreciative of his comic timing and his willingness to look like a fool. I truly love to see that in beautiful people. It makes me like them so much more!

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Yep, so true!
Don't you just hate it when pretty people act like they are too special to even suffer from embarrassment?

We must give credit to Lee Ki Woo too. He acts so muy loco in this drama, it's ridiculous. I don't know who is more insane. The chef or the high school boy? Or maybe it's the Crazy Chicken, for putting up with that two-timing So Yi?

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They are all awesome boys who deserve our affection and laughter! Yay FBRS! Fighting! Go Eun Bi!

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whatis - I just barked with laughter reading that. Good thing I wasn't drinking anything.

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Happy Weekend, YRH!

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CMR,

You're one amazingly sweet Noona! Thanks for dedicating your fan fic to me. It was a total grinning-from-ear-to-ear moment for me.
And I want MORE! MOAR, MOAR, MOAR!!!
What's gonna happen between Min Jae & Min Ah?
The fact that she just smiled when he asked to be called oppa opened up a million possibilities.

Good story, that one!

Oh, and Happy Belated Birthday to you!
How was the celebration?

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YRH, you are too kind. I re-read the story this morning and it is full to bursting with mistakes! I posted way too soon w/o enough editing on my side. Repeats, missed words, no translations for non/new-kdrama fans! Bad fanficcer is bad :(

But I'm glad you liked it, even in its sorry state. :D

My birthday was good, thank you :) In theory I celebrate for a month, but I don't think I'll be feeling celebratory for that long. Seems like a waste this year. But that's fine! I have pretty cards. I received many birthday wishes, and my Kindle is (hopefully) in the mail :D

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Hi Ricky The Royal Highness, *HUGS*

Glad you are able to stop in now and again. I'm off to read for the moment, but I'll stop by to type some more stuff later.

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MJP *hugs*

I can't remember when was the last time someone hugged me in real life. I'm pretty sure it was my mum.

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That's kind of sad. :0( Here's another virtual hug for you...
*HUGS* I remember I had a guy friend in college who said that he read somewhere that you need 10 hugs a day for good mental health. So, he went around giving people (mostly girls, lol) big bear hugs. I'd figure it was a ruse to get to hug all the girls, but he wasn't the type, lol. He was adorable and I could always count on a hug from him.

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I confess that I haven't ever hugged Teen MJP. But a friend of ours hugged him and his classmates (girls) seem to hug him. You make me wonder if I shouldn't hug him. He seems pretty stand-off-ish with us.

I hugged the floor associate at Sears this week because she found a full size flannel penguin sheet set for Teen MJP which I had been looking for ( but could not find in stock). I looked for that sheet set for two weeks!!! I warned her twice that I was going to hug her. She opened her arms wide for my hug.

I know how important hugs are, so I'll see if he wants a hug from me every now and then.

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Good luck, MJP...sometimes those chilly ones crack if you give them no escape from the warmth! I don't know the circumstances of how he came to you but maybe he's afraid to relax, and what little you've said sounds kind of like he's pushing to see if you'll get rid of him.

Don't worry..not trying to get you to talk about such personal things out in the open here - just offering encouragement for the hug! I know it's putting your own heart on the line, too.

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JoAnne and Ricky TRH and Shel,

I asked him at dinner tonight about me hugging him and he said he would not be comfortable with that. He only likes hugs from girls the same age...

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You'll find something, MJP...and now he knows at least that you would WANT to hug him...I think that might be almost as good as the real thing to a person who appreciates a hug!

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...some people are anti-hugg-y stuff, MJP unnie. My mom is anti-touching in general, as is one of my "brothers" and a dear e-friend. It's definitely out of affection for me that they allow me to hug them as much as I do, which isn't nearly enough in my book. But JoAnne's right, you'll find a way to show him that he's not only wanted, but that he can be close to you, even if it's not physically expressed.

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@ MJP & Shel

Hugs are not big here, especially among and to guys.
Thanks for the virtual hugs though!

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Ricky TRH,

When are you going to come to the U.S.A.? You could tour the continent and receive hugs from all the noonas!

I can see the headlines now... Ricky The Royal Highness' World Tour Hits The U.S.!!!!

Just watch this video and imagine you are the man in the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mux-yDOH2xY

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Ba Ha Ha Ha... *Buttocks vibrate*

I love that video!

And about your teen, I dare say I gave the same answer when my mum asked me the same question. :)

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What a fun video! Too bad I wasn't there, though, lol. I loved the attack from the back hug, especially. :0)

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YRH! We must e-hug you more to make up for the lack. *HUGS!*

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LOL
Thanks!
I'm NOT an anti-hugger. So that was good :)

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Happy Friday every-one..

missed out on some OTs the last few weeks. I'm temporarily cured of my drama obsession i guess..
once it hits back, i'll watch a 1000 day promise and Flower Boy Ramyun Shop.. i keep reading the
recaps here and FBRS seems like a hoot to watch.. a 1000 day promise isn't my cup of tea, but Su-Ae
and KRW are enough to make me sit through it.

btw, any fans of Drunken to love you? that show isn't bad..Rainie's cute in it too..somehow I
couldn't watch it coz I'm just not in the mood for dramas right now..

ain't it gr8 news that Lee Dong Wook is coming back with anotehr drama so soon?

and Jae Hee.. reading the news abt his comeback made my day..pls JH, make it worth the wait..
i love you..

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You can't be THAT cured if you're still keeping track :P Welcome back. I'm stoked about LDW in WR.

FBRS is ADORABLE!

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I agree. :D

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LOL! I thought the same thing. Totally not cured if you're keeping track!

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Happy Friday, luv_KimRaeWon! What's been keeping you from dramas and/or the OT, if you don't mind sharing?

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FBRS is hilarious but reading the recaps is even better! JB and GF picks out little things that I don't even see. Could be cause I don't know korean so it's easier for those who does understand point they are getting at?
Arrgh! I can't believe it's not Monday yet! LOL

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I SO agree CV - the recaps here are a vital part of the experience - I would miss all the more subtle humour and references without our guides and possibly wouldn't have bothered to watch at all if it hadn't been shown how much more this is than appears on the surface.

The reason being that I have real trouble with the lead actress. I saw all the posts early on about how awkward she was and how many people didn't care for her acting and I smugly thought to myself puhleeese - how shallow, being swayed so much by someone's looks. But I realise that's not it! And I had real trouble watching because of her. But recaps have kept me in there and enjoying.

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What? Wait. A Rain drama I haven't seen? Drunken to Love You, you say? (Mad dash off to Google.)

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HEY...that is not nice. WRONG RAIN :(

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Unni - you pour soul. I feel your pain. I still haven't this weeks FBRS. I'm going to do it tonight. How's the Korean going??

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Good, Raine - I can't tell you how to say that it in Korean yet, LOL...but I can tell you where I'm from, ask where you're from, greet you, part from you, thank you, excuse myself, catch your attention...plus name several body parts, colors, countries, family members, articles of clothing, items of food, and assorted random things.

I know when some one's crazy, when someone's in love, when someone's wondering what to do or where to go or what someone else is doing or where someone else is going...random stuff like that so far.

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Heehee I know how to say "Are you crazy" but I have no idea how to spell it. Can you say "Wow, he has a nice butt?" Cause that's important when talking about Mr. Raine. :P

But that's a good amount of knowledge, especially if you're reading hangul to do it!

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Raine - No, they very conspicuously left the word 'butt' out of the body part flash cards. And other important words. Yes, I'm reading it in Hangul. I'm just about to get into prepositions, things are moving along quite well.

The main problem I have is that some of the study material teaches formal language and some teaches polite language so there's a bit of hesitation sometimes before I connect that THIS word is THAT word...and especially because some of the material uses McCune and some uses 'regular' romanization. I should have thought about that...but I console myself with thinking that even if takes a bit longer upfront Ill be more comfortable with whatever I'm seeing, in the end.

Depending on what system you're using, 'Are you crazy?' is Mich'iso? or something very similar. I think.

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미조써 Like that? I like reading all the words I know in hangul to get used to seeing it. I can read Park Shi-hoo and Rain's names REALLY fast. ᄏᄏᄏᄏ

And I know what you mean. Japanese has different ways of romanizing things, especially how they elongate vowels. I like when they write the vowels with the character equivalents rather than the English pronunciation equivalents.

Ex:
ありがとう - thank you
Characters used: あ- a; り- ri; が- ga; と- to; う- u
The U elongates the vowel but they often spell it:
Arigatō, which drives me NUTS. Arigatou. If you're studying the language, you should get that the う always elongates the characters with 'o' in them.

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Happy Friday OTers!

I've been watching the Camry commercials and the more I see of them, the more I want to see Lee Min-ho as a bad guy in a film. I love how he keeps maturing as an actor. You can see it clearly as he plays light/dark Lee Min-ho. Rock on, pretty, pretty, boy. Noona wants to see you cast in a meaty, villian role.

I'm watching SKKS for the first time. I know *GASP*, how could I not have watched it yet. But I'm finally doing it. I'm on episode 7 and I'm definitely in the Sun-joon camp. I KNOW that Yoo Ah-in is ridiculously hot and has great chemistry with Park Min-young and he's amazing in the role (no seriously, the man can act the crap out of anything), but I love the friendship and the trust growing between Daemul and Sun-joon. LURV. Moar please. Moar!

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Raine,
I love the fan fic you helped created at Dino's site! Those
Kdrama heroes, Potter reference, talking cat, aliens and frenemies seriously made me laughed like crazy.

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I'm so glad you've liked it! I must create another one.

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Your idea to create a fan fiction where people continued after someone else is brilliant! You don't know what will happen to the original story. It's spontaneous & thrilling!

I'm a regular stalker of your asylum, MadDino!
I just never post a comment :)

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The idea was based on stuff I'd done with my friends. I just had to figure out how to implement it on a blog. I was afraid that no one would actually contribute. Having so many add to the story made me so happy. Now I have to figure out how to write humor instead of melodrama.

I actually figure that most people that follow me on Twitter are stalkers or robots. I wish you were a robot. :(

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I WANT to be a robot!
That way, I don't have to sleep or eat to survive. And that means more time to catch an episode or two. Heh

I'll start commenting on your blog from now on. To show you my support! :)

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Good point. I wish I were a robot too. I notice you added to the story. So awesome.

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I decided to utilize the smudge of a writing talent in me to move the story along. :)

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What? What is this? K-drama, Potter and cats? Oh my! Where can I find this fanfic of awesome?

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CMRprindle,

Why are you slacking on your blogspot. Nothing written for 1.5 months? Tsk, Tsk, Tsk......

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Aieee. *hangs head* I know I've been a slacker, MJP unnie. I was looking at the blog the other day thinking much the same. In my defense, however, the piece of the nano-novel that I wrote is going up (warts and all since one is not supposed to edit a nano-novel), and the essays I'm writing in nano's stead are going to go up as well. I'm think around or right after Thanksgiving a fair amount of content will be on the blog on a regular basis. And pleased to comment! I imagine the essays at least will spark, um, commentiness. Yeah. :-/

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First fan fic here.

http://www.maddinoasylum.com/2011/11/18/screencap-scene-raymun-whisper-complete/

I just started a second one that is a murder mystery.

http://www.maddinoasylum.com/2011/11/18/screencap-scene-closed-throats/

If you want to join in.

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*squeals with delight!* Woohoo! I'm in the midst of a Batman/Ugly Betty (yes you read that right) re-read, but this is floating to the top of my fanfic reading list. :D

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cmrprindle, I'm totally going to check out your writing. I'm a novice writer who hopes to get something in the paper...maybe in humor. I love humor.

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Oh, wow. Golly. *blushes* Um, well, some random stories are posted to the blogspot linked to my name, and if you saw the post I did for Ricky the Royal Highness last week, you have the link to my fanfiction. I write under that same name on FanFiction.net as well, but I don't think it has any greater number of works there. And you have to be a member of FF.net to leave me a review there, if you were inclined to do so.

But, yeah. wow.

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CMRprindle. I actually am on FF and FP. Or was a long time ago. Haha, I haven't written anything in a long while.

I didn't see the post for Ricky, but I'll check his page out.
I started a fanfic for Wicked, but never got past 2 chapters. I actually reread my writing and its terrible. It was 7 years ago though. I've been through college since then...

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Isn't it fantastic? And so much fun to include ourselves in it too and make our men DO WHATEVER WE WANT THEM TOO. Too bad Deeno restricted it to PG-13....:'( Heehee.

PEOPLE COME JOIN IN AND WRITE!

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You say that like it's a bad thing?

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Ha, I have a feeling you've got plenty of ideas, Raine. Heh

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i never watched SKKS either..now u reminded me of it..on my 'must watch' list now..yeah..i'm not completely cured.. i look for the FBRS recaps 1st thing after getting up on Tue and Wed mornings:)

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luv,

SKKS is really good. I'm thoroughly enjoying myself. I need to catch up on FBRS

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Lee Min-ho looks so cool playing that bad twin brother. That commercial plot has potential of a good drama :)

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He looks sooooo good. So make him a badguy. I'm stoke that PSH is going to be a badguy!

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OH, there's another LMH Camry vid? I've only seen the first one....

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Found it. So, of all the places in the US, or even in CA they could have filmed that, they pick what looks like Indio????? They shoulda come up here where we actually have trees and stuff. They coulda had him driving down Pacific Coast Hwy instead of I-10. Geez.

But, the story is cool so far....

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OK, I know it's not I-10, that's a major freeway. But it's out there somewhere. I remember LMH being here last summer and someone said he was filming something in Death Valley, which is just stupid in the summer. But, maybe he was out in Palm Springs...this sort of looks like around there...and that's not far from Death Valley.

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LMH in the US...and I missed it! GAR!

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Hi Raine, I am with Sun-joong all through out the drama. Enjoy watching coz you are watching one of the awesomest dramas ever made.

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Ya I'm a sun-joonger too. I think the other two are ADORABLE, but sun-joong and yoon-hee have amazing chemistry AND friendship. I love that.

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SKKS is the first show I saw YAI in. Actually, it was one of the first Kshows I watched at all. He and Joong Ki made me fans for life. Adored both of them in this....

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I know, they're great, the bromance is great, their individual acting is great, their interactions with the OTP characters are great....le sigh. LOVE watching this. I'm doing it slowly to savor.

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Hi Raine!

Have to both agree and disagree with you. I'd LOVE to see Lee Min-ho as a villain... I do think he's great for a young actor, and has huge potential. But do you not think Jun-pyo (BOF) was a villain at all? (I know it's small potatoes, but he truly made me hate him the first few episodes, before I realized how things were going to turn out.)

Also, Sun-joon was upright and all that, but who could resist the tormented/secretly noble/badass with the troubled past and dark secret/hot-as-hell Jae-shin? Not me, anyway ;)

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Sethe - GJP drove me crazy. I didn't really like the character although LMH was wonderful. I'd like a meatier villain honestly. A clever villain WITH a conscience so that you can hate him more. Psychopaths are just evil, but when they have a sense of right and wrong (like suyang in TPM) it makes it soooo much juicier.

Sun-joong...and then you have sjk and yai as eyecandy and good entertainment (great actors)

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Happy Friday, Raine :)

Well between the two of us, you're totally winning in the finally-watching-dramas-everyone-else-has-already-swooned-over department. SKKS has been in my queue for *ages* and I haven't even started downloading it yet. :-/

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cmprindle, it was worth the wait for me and i'm really enjoying watching it and reading the recaps after each episode. i have a bunch more on my list though...when will i get to them? especially with all my projects on my blog...haha

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lol! I shall add your SKKS vote to the overwhelming list of yay-sayers :)

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The camry commercials are everywhere! And agrees about Yoo Ah-in. Great actor for sure.

An aside, by how awesome would it be if they did a k-drama version of MARS with a focus on the twins?

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So true. We're always talkin' bout how they should make Best Love or something into Am. shows. But what about the OTHER way around. I'd love to see how Bones would translate culturally.

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Happy Friday to all the Peeps!

Totally love Me, too, Flower right now. Wish the subs were faster. I love that they are addressing depression.
I love the lady cop.
I love the windows that can be clear or not. (My company has those to block [or not] the big computer room down in IT.)

My daughter's mono is slowly leaving her tired and hurt body. I don't like when my kids are sick...

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Hello Jomo! How are you? I hope your daughter feels better soon. It's awful when someone in the family is sick. Nothing seems interesting till they get better.

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It's Friday and that makes me giddy!
Ojakgyo Brothers on the week-end!!!

I am deciding which Drama to marathon next
I saw the Yoo Seung-ho/Yeo Un is in Flames of Ambition, and that baby Ma Jun plays his character's younger version.
So drama math means I should watch that, right?

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I wanted to watch Flames of ambition too, just for Yoo Seung ho. It's just that he looks so young in that, i feel like my image of him as the mature Yeo Un will just disappear. And then, how can I drool over him as Yeo Un when I've just seen him as someone who could be my kid had I been married at 16?

It's hard enough as is, when I see the shoulder padding that Yeo Un is forced to wear to make him look like he actually has the muscles that come from wielding a sword. Thankfully Ji Chang Wook doesn't have that problem.

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Yeah...I realized I am not as interested in recapturing how I felt about the actor as much as the character he played.

Una is a well crafted and well played sad and mysterous man boy who I wll always always be in love with for the rest of my life.
I can only think of one other character that I fell for like that: Lee Jung Jae as Jae Hee from Sandglass...

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Yes Una is my all time fav too. I haven't felt this much love for a character before.

I love Jae Hee too. He too has sooo few lines. His eye do so much of the talking.

btw, did you get the DVD's of sandglass yet? I'm at episode 20. I want to know the ending, but not sure if i should actually watch it, because I read a comment on thundie's about "the terror in his eyes" I don't know who the "HE" is or why there is "terror" in his eyes. But it doesn't sound good.

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I did. I was all set to do a rewatch when OB hit!

As far as Sandglass, I'm not telling.
You must watch the end. At least I can tell you it makes sense.

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Alas! no shortcuts ! :) I am going to start watching OB today to feed my Joo Won addiction.

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aoiaheen - If you need to, you can FB me when you hit the bumpy parts of SG.

I will hold your hand, and offer you shots. I will send you a Joo Won to wipe your tears and piggy back you to a happy place. Maybe I will rewatch the last few this week end, too.

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A Joo Won piggy back ride? *goes off into dreamland*

I'll take you up on that offer.

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reg Me, too flower..LOL funny?or realistic and light??

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It is funny, but that is not the main attraction.
M2F is drifting into some serious territory as the lady lead has been identified as someone with depression.

But the OTP is compelling. YSY may not be the best actor, but I cannot wait until he re-appears on the screen. He is good at the non-speaking interaction, really good.

There is enough ambiguity with how everyone intereacts I feel like there's a puzzle that needs to be solved. I like that.

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sounds interesting.. think i'll decide on whether or not to watch it after a few more epis.

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I hate when my kids are sick, too. I hope your daughter feels much better soon. I know mono takes awhile, though.

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Hi Jomo and the OT family! Haven't been on here for sometime. But just wanted to say, Jomo, that I have/had mono since June, and it's an uphill battle. sigh. I hope your daughter feels better soonest.

In other news, I am in New Orleans, and it is awesome! Not seeing much of the city because I have to do conference stuff, but I have of course been to Bourbon street at night (uhm, very interesting;) and I hope to do Cafe Du Monde's famous beignets and coffee before I leave.

Excited about FBRS and MoH, but haven't seen latest episodes because of the crappy hotel wireless connection.

Y'all have a splendid week, won't you? :)

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So sorry. It isn't like anything else with its tenacity, is it?

[mom mode on]
I hope you are taking care of yourself and getting pleny of sleep.

It seems that the kids (mostly) who get it are doing way too much in way too little time. It's nature's way of telling you to slow the heck down!
[mom mode off]

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Hi Jomo!

Yeah, mono seems like it can linger for ages... such a strange disease. Truly hope your daughter gets back to full strength soon.

P.S. Any drama that addresses depression is one that I want to watch... going to get right on that one ;)

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Happy Friday, Jomo the Wise!

I'm happy to hear your daughter's feeling better. My mother always says that the world can be falling apart around you, but if your kids are okay then you're okay--and if they're not okay, it doesn't matter how good things are b/c you're not okay.

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cmrprindle's mother is wise!

You have to pretend to be all cool and stuff in front of them and then you fall apart when they get better.
Watching sad dramas and crying my face off helps.

I hope all is well with you!

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I've always thought my mom was pretty nifty, Jomo tW :) Sometimes a little nutty, but a nifty woman indeed. And of course as I get older, I realize how much she's done for us and for me, and it's just amazing.

All is indeed well, thank God. We have had a busy but very good weekend and with the short week to come, we're looking forward to sleep.

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Hi Jomo, *HUGS*

Happy Friday!

Sad to hear your daughter has mono. I've heard it is really rough to go through. Thankfully, it's curable.

Say, I wanted to ask you... What software do you use for making your home videos? I am currently researching Pinnacle:

Pinnacle Studio HD v15 makes it easy to edit like a pro with intuitive new features, ultra-fast performance, and a massive content collection. Quickly import videos and photos from a wide range of devices, then edit scenes and create professional-looking HD movies with over 1,800 included effects, titles, and other content. Export complete projects to today's most popular formats or burn them to DVD. The unique new Archive and Restore tool conveniently backs up projects to preserve your work.
Pinnacle Studio HD v15 (PC):

•Import video and photos from video cameras, digital cameras, phones, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and more
•Edit HD video on your computer with ultra-fast performance when using AVCHD and H.264-based formats
•SmartMovie automatically edits your videos to fit the music and creates photo slideshows
•Montage feature makes it easy to create picture-in-picture animations
•Automatically back up your work with the new Archive and Restore tool
•Add stunning music and effects
•Use stop-motion capture for amazing animations and fast-motion effects
•Fix shaky camera shots with the same technology used on major motion pictures
•Use the included DVD menus for a professional look
•Easy one-click uploading to YouTube, including high-quality widescreen and HD formats
•Export your movies to DVD, Flash, DivX Plus HD, QuickTime, QuickTime HD, AVCHD, AVCHD Lite, PS3, Wii, Xbox, and more
•Choose from over 1,800 2D/3D effects, transitions, and other content
•Preview in real time using the player window or full-screen mode
•Includes Pinnacle Hollywood FX Volumes 13
•System compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7
•System requirements: Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon 1.8GHz, 1GB of system memory, DirectX9 or 10 compatible graphics card with 64MB, DirectX 9 or higher sound card, 3.2GB of disk space and a DVD-ROM drive to install software

Do you know, can you add words to the screens (i.e. subtitles)?

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Happy Friday! Hugs back.
She is slowly getting better. Still gets tired fast.

I used iMovie. Does Pinnacle have a mac version?

iMovie does words on the screen, too.

Btw, I gave up PIE as MINE.
I thought about what I needed from my MINES, and decided they are NOT supposed to be husbands. I have a husband. He never goes away. Ever. I don't need more of them. My fantasy life should be free of social convention, right? [ Listen how I rationalize the addtion of Yoo Seung-ho]

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Hmmm, so when did you start seeing PIE as husband material? That is a serious setback.

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He does look good with kids though...

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But then I think Yoo Seung-hoo also looks like a husband.

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Sigh - --
I did see the YSH with baby shots in that incredible ovary exploding series of photos.

He looks very natural and at ease for someone so young. I think he was only 17 there!

It wasn't so much I did not see him as a fantasy husband, it's that somebody wanted him more.
He will always be on my bumper and in my heart...

When should we expect your first film? Hm? Hm? Hm?

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Who did you give PIE to?

I'm curious...

As far as a homemade movie, I need to pick the software then learn it. Hmm, I don't want this to end up like my fan-fic story about us DB'ers, an idea saved in a Word document... Or like my going to college, an idea saved in my mind... Or like my sewing, an idea burnt out by lack of knowledge and poor sewing ability...

Did I happen to mention I am a member of Procrastinators Anonymous? We always intend to meet once a month, but something always comes up! :-)

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lisah -
See her thanking me below. She was a better fan than me, anyway. You know with my tendency to look elsewhere when I see something shinier.

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iMovie won't work for me as I only have a pc and Cannon Powershot camera.

Thanks for the information!

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I have started to do iMovie projects, too, because I have a Mac. Maybe if there is a Mac version of Pinnacle, I'll try that one, too.

For starters and short projects, you might be interested in using Animoto.

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Hello Everyone!

I just finished Baker King last night and I must say I understand why the ratings were so high.

Plus it had the most amazing ending episode! I loved Joo Won and Eugene and everyone actually.

I even sympathized with the evil mother. I thought Kim Tak Gu a little too optimistic about life, though.

Have a happy friday everyone!

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Glad you got a happy ending! :)

Not sure if TG is real - more like the hero TYPE.
Hope the mother rots in her cold mansion for the rest of her despicable life...

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Lol, Jomo, don't sugar coat it. Just tell us how you really feel. :0)

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...her and her head of puffy auburn tinted evil brain roots...

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Sounds like my husband's exwife, lol. :0)

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LOL! Pictures?

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LOL, I'll ask The Boy (stepson) if he has any current pics. Hubby said that she always dyed her hair red, and did it often enough that it mostly looked like red straw. She still dyes it reddish, but now she's adopted a kind of ahjumma style (she's my age, 50-ish).

When The Boy was a teen, I used to wanna pull her hair all out for the way she could lay a guilt trip on that kid. She's mellowed a bit, and now lives in a different state so I only see her once every year or two. The Boy says that she's almost becoming an adult these days. I'm skeptical, however....

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Happy Friday to everyone!!!
I am counting down to Dec for What's UP!!!!

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Happy Friday, V V!

What's "What's UP" about?

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GASP you don't know What's Up?

It's about musicals and it's set in an university.

BUT the BEST PART?

It stars Im Ju Hwan!!! (Team Park Kyu FTW!!!)

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Y'know, I've watched so few dramas overall...I have no idea who that is, myweithisway. lol. I'm only a k-drama addict in my mother's eyes ;)

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Happy Friday beaners!!
I'm watching Ojakkyo Brothers and LOVING it. It is oddly addicting just like BKKTG[maybe bec. of Joowon] but i love everything about it.
Uee is completely owning her character and her relationship with mom is win.
And there's Ryu Soo-young!!!!!!!!

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Exactly! Of all my current drama crack, OB is the crackiest!!

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The BK folks are making MOH so I thought THAT would be my crack, until I started OB. OB is way more compelling to me.

My deduction from this is that Joo Won is the actual crack, and the dramas are just the crack pipes, or the drug delivery devices.

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I think so too. You know why? Ma Jun is the type of character I usually hate. I mean he is scheming, manipulative and has no pity at all. He lies, he cheats, he bribes, he sabotages and on top of it all he kisses without permission.

BUT I LOVE HIM!!!!

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