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Dramabeans 5-Year Anniversary Giveaway winner announced
by | January 29, 2012 | 101 Comments

girlfriday: Wheee! That was one long birthday party! I know we only turned five, but it feels like we turned 500! Thanks so much for all the love and support for Dramabeans all month long.

javabeans: And while it’s the site having the birthday, we wanted to make the party about the readers, since otherwise it would be a party of two, hosted by our special friends soju and nostalgia.

girlfriday: And mostly when we do that, we get strange looks from other people. We know it’s mushy, but we wouldn’t be where we are without you guys, so we wanted to make sure and say thank you to all our faithful readers from around the globe.

javabeans: Thanks also for all the great suggestions to the last giveaway prompt. There were some fun ideas, and some wacky ones. There were also some requests that we wanted to point out on the site, since they already exist! The header and footer links are a great place to look for resources, like:

girlfriday: There’s a lot of fun stuff in places other than the homepage, so dig around and do some exploring! We take no responsibility for the hours you lose going down that rabbit hole though. You’ve been warned. There’s a handy-dandy tag for our conversation posts, done in this format, and our variety recaps like 1 Night 2 Days are done in that style as well.

javabeans: For example, you can also filter out first episode recaps, if you want to check out how a drama starts, or read up on actor interviews or award ceremonies. That’s just one of hundreds (or thousands?) of tags on the site, which you can find on this convenient Tag Index.

girlfriday: Hopefully that’s helpful and not overwhelming. We realized from a lot of the feedback you gave us that some people might need a quick refresher Dramabeans roadmap. We can’t promise that we’ll fulfill every last request, but rest assured that we’ve read them all, and plan to try out some fun new things this year. No worries though — we won’t change who we are, save for surprise lobotomies or evil twins switched at birth.

javabeans: It’s K-dramaland, though, so never say never. A hint for potential future twin-usurpers, however: I’m the evil one.

girlfriday: Does that mean your twin is the nice one? Where can I find her?

javabeans: Out with your nice twin.

girlfriday: Damn, I hate those two.

 
And now, for the grand prize winner of the Samsung Galaxy 7.0 Plus tablet… drumroll…

 
javabeans: Our winner is KDrama Fan! Okay, that descriptor may apply to more than one of you. But if you’re the KDrama Fan who wrote Comment #353, you’re our winner!

girlfriday: Congratulations! *throws confetti*

javabeans: Thanks to everybody who participated in our giveaway extravaganza, and here’s to making Year #6 one to remember. In a good way, I mean. I have enough traumatizing memories already, thanks to clowns and math.

girlfriday: Thanks for that glimpse down memory lane. Now we know why you’re the evil twin.

javabeans: You say that like YOU aren’t.

girlfriday: I might be the good one! You never know!

javabeans: In the fourth dimension, maybe. Speaking of which, I hear dramaland calling my name. There’s a drama that needs recapping! *shoves girlfriday into the wormhole first*

girlfriday: AAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaa!

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101 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. melonhead

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday Dramabeans again! ^^

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    • 1.1 yakuna

      MORE POWER TO YOU JAVAJAVADOO AND GIRL FRIDAY
      million THANK YOUs for all the recaps…….and the hard work!!!! Kdramaland keeping my sanity(??!!!) intact….from my true reality!!! hahaha!!!!

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  2. qldgal

    Happy Birthday Dramabeans & many, many more!

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  3. Molly

    Congratulations, Dramabeans! Thanks for everything. This is my third year of reading (came here during the BOF craze) and I don’t intend to stop. :)

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    • 3.1 KD

      I also discovered this site during the BOF craze :D
      Thank you to the Dramabeans staff for all of your hard work~!

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      • 3.1.1 bubbletea

        Yeah me three!

        Thanks once again to javabeans, girlfriday, and all the other wonderful guest recappers – I’m eternally grateful for the time & effort taken to do what you guys do; hats off to y’all – & fellow readers/commenters for adding colour to my otherwise-lonely-life of a K-drama fan/addict. And I have to reiterate what everyone else has said: it’s so apt that the grand prize went to someone by the nickname “Kdrama Fan”! HAHA! Feels like we all won too! :D

        Happy anniversary once again, and cheers to many more great years ahead!

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  4. maureen

    Happy Birthday Dramabeans!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for everything you do for us!

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  5. cdm

    congrats dramabeans! <3

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  6. song pong

    Happy Birthday to Dramabeans and thanks for all your work:)

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  7. Blondie

    Thanks for all you do and all you’ve done to make your birthday fun for us! Happy Birthday Dramabeans – and many, many more indeed!

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  8. Ginny

    Thanks for the giveaways and Happy Birthday Dramabeans!!

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  9. Bluefyre

    YAY! Congratulations to DB and KDrama Fan and to us all!
    Thank you for everything! Can’t wait to see what the future years has in store :)

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  10. 10 Margo

    Grats, dreamabeans and to the winner as well! More years to come, DB!!! :D

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  11. 11 Babo

    Thanks dramabeans!! Thanks for all the drama recaps, commentary and good times. 加油!! ^____< y 你们真的好酷!! GO DRAMABEANS :O yeyeyey!

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    • 11.1 Babo

      AH, and of course, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! congrats 祝你们生日快乐~~!

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  12. 12 Gsell

    Congrats again and Happy Fabulous 5 years young, Dramabeans!

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  13. 13 myr_ah

    Thanks jb and gf! Thanks dramabeans!
    Cheers for more years of Kdrama craziness!
    Woot! :D

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  14. 14 Celest

    Thank you guys for everything that you do. It must take a lot of time to maintain this site and for that, we drama addicts are so grateful. Happy Birthday Dramabeans and may we have more birthdays to come.

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  15. 15 Owl555

    You both make reading recaps so much fun! thank you for all your hard work! Happy birthday dramabeans!

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  16. 16 anne

    congratz to kdramafan.

    and happy 5th year again dramabeans!! :)

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  17. 17 birdscout

    Happy Birthday to dramabeans! and many happy returns! (I’m not exactly sure what that means but I’ve always wanted to say it and it seems to fit here :) Thank you!!!

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  18. 18 Ani

    Aw, shucks. Well, another year and more dramas. Here’s to many more to come. Dramabeans fighting!

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  19. 19 Roxy

    Woah, that Coffee Prince picture is very appropriate.
    2007, the birth of dramabeans am I correct? Well, just wanted to point that out.

    Congratulations to the winner! Cheers to Dramabeans’ five-year anniversary, and many more to come! And thank you for all the editors who work hard on this site, it wouldn’t be the same without each one of you.

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  20. 20 MeeisLee

    Yay to many more birthdays (and giveaways *wink wink*)!

    And I keep wondering if you guys have a folder labeled “radio station pictures” and “birthday pictures”where you stash all the related pictures you find because theres always an appropriate picture for your podcast and birthday/anniversary giveaways!

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    • 20.1 MeeisLee

      Heh, I just read the winning comment (I had to know why a certain KDrama Fan was picked) and I just about agree with everything, good pick :).
      At one point I wanted you guys to take a look on TW-Dramas but the reason I love and depend on DB is because of the Korean cultural insight it has that I lack or am unaware of. Recapping TW-Dramas, you guys would be a bit out of your element. I hope someone as great as you guys will pick up the baton with TW-Dramas though.

      Thanks again JB, gear up for the Dream High 2 and Flower Boy Band premieres today!

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  21. 21 dancingpanda

    Javabeans and Girlfriday, I can’t say it enough: you guys are amazing!! Cheers to more Dramabeans fun to come!

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  22. 22 annie

    here’s to a few more 5 years! **gulp** chaaaaaaaa

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  23. 23 Sukispop

    Happy 5th Birthday, DB!! And many thanks to JB, girlfriday, and all the wonderful contributing/guest writers, who have made this site so amazing!

    Thanks, also, for the very cool prize giveaways! That was just plain awesome of you!!

    Here’s to another 5 years, 10, and beyond! LOL

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  24. 24 stars4u

    Happy Birthday Dramabeans!!

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  25. 25 SunsetSeashells

    Thanks for all your hard work over the past few years! You guys are awesome! I can always count on Dramabeans to put a smile on my face at the end of the day. LOVE your recaps! Here’s to many many more birthdays to come! :D

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  26. 26 Ace

    Nice twins are boring! Give me the sassy ones everyday! Add in Santa who’s either always drunk or just doesn’t need to be nice at all like everyone else and we’re set!

    Looking forward to more wonderful recaps this year! So tonight/tomorrow there’s DH2 & SU:FBB…will stalk DB till the recaps come out. ;)

    Thank you dramabeans for all your sacrifice for fellow drama addicts. Wishing you drama enjoyment this year so all your work doesn’t feel like work at all! Keep having fun watching or making fun of the kdramas you’re watching!

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  27. 27 mud

    Congrats to KDrama Fan! I went back to look for your comment and your suggestions were very good. I especially like the widget idea. I also agree with you on the points about how Dramabeans main pull is the writing and gossip may not be the right territory for the site to venture into.

    Anyway, thank you Dramabeans for the wonderful celebration and I look forward to many more years of procrastination with you! =)

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  28. 28 ZigzagCatcher

    Happy Birthday…this give-away was fun to participate in…since I got to look at so many other answers! happy 5th birthday…and please continue to stick around for a long long long time…it is always a pleasure to visit this site! :)

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  29. 29 Mawiie

    Congratulations on your fifth birthday again! I’ve been around since 2009, and honestly, it’s the longest relationship I’ve ever had, both in real and in virtual life LOL

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  30. 30 Kyunie

    wow, congrats to Kdramafan

    Happy Bday DB. *kissandhug

    Thank u for everything.

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  31. 31 lalala

    Congratulations to the winner and all previous winners… Honestly im quite jealous but nonetheless congrats :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY DRAMABEANS!! Thankyou all writers and contributors who have made this site possible and just damn awesome. 정말 감사합니다

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  32. 32 tinabobina

    Happy Birthday! This month is my one year anniversary of finding this lovely place! I truly appreciate all your hard work and effort, as a reader it has been so enjoyable. Congratulations! Here’s to five more years and many more! :)

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  33. 33 nienie11289

    Congrats again on reaching 5 years~~! Glad I could be part of the celebration! Keep doing what you’re doing with this awesome site! Thanks again!

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  34. 34 misso

    congrats kdramafan !! and happy birthday dramabeans.. you changed my asian drama experience..from a “I wonder if other people (non koreans) have watched this/thought the same thing” too..to OMGASH “they have the same opinions, or did she really think that?” I am no longer alone in kdramaland! huzzah!

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  35. 35 diorama

    Congratulations KDrama Fan (but hey, that’s me too lol). And thank you Dramabeans for going strong for all the years I’ve followed along!

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  36. 36 girlatsea

    Hahahaa, thanks guys. Sometimes we do need a refresher. The only page I wasn’t familar with is the Tag Index. Seems like I’ve never really paid attention to it but it’ll definitely come in handy in the future.

    Thanks again and happy 5 year anniversary to dramabeans! :)

    p.s. I love love love the Coffee Prince screencap at the end. Halmoni is too cute.

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  37. 37 Mia

    Congrats on ur anniversary. I luv ur blog and I’ve enjoyed following it all these years. Keep up the awesome work ^_^!!!!!

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  38. 38 Snoopy's Twinkie

    Aw…congrats on a great five years and looking forward to many more wonderful birthdays!

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  39. 39 Ennayra

    I love that you used the cake scene from Woman Who Still Wants to Marry. For me, WWSWM is one of the few dramas that I randomly get the urge to rewatch an episode from and I always enjoy it. And that cake looks really good. :-)

    Here’s to 2012, everyone!

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  40. 40 ladida

    Those are the absolute perfect pictures to begin and end this birthday bash with. Love both those shows.

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    • 40.1 ladida

      And oh, happy birthday, Dramabeans! Hope the next five are as fabulous as the first!

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  41. 41 mary

    Happy birthday db!

    The winner’s name is funny and apt. :D It’s a fun fifth year!

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  42. 42 AnnaSoWhat

    Happy Birthday DramaBeans!!!!! Holding a glass to many more!!!!!

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  43. 43 JD

    girlfriday: Does that mean your twin is the nice one? Where can I find her?

    javabeans: Out with your nice twin.

    girlfriday: Damn, I hate those two.

    ***********
    LOL, man, you guys are full of win.

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  44. 44 Daniela

    I love Dramabeans! this page makes my days more happy! Happy birthday! Congratulations to the winner. When i started to watch kdramas i thought they were fun. but after discover Dramabeans, watching kdramas become better. i love sharing the experience here.

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  45. 45 Karyna

    This was so fun! Congrats and Happy Birthday!

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  46. 46 Shurlee

    Happy 5th birthday Dramabeans! The giveaways were fun and I really appreciate all the solid recaps and interesting news from k-dramaland! Thank you!

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  47. 47 shortermemory

    I read kdramaFan’s suggestion and really like the widget’s idea. Congrats to her/him!

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  48. 48 Stephanie

    Happy 5th birthday!

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  49. 49 neener

    hahahaha!! evil twin FTW!!!!

    Happy 5th Anniversary and looking forward to more and fun recaps!!!

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  50. 50 Lady Seoul

    Thanks for the lovely celebration! I hope next year will be just as BIG! Keep dramabeans alive. <3

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