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Happy OT Friday Everyone!!!
Well… remember a few weeks ago I said I had a crush on a guy… well I figured I’d give you a status update…
So… I still really really really like him a lot and now most of my friends know as well… (Let’s just say I’m not terribly subtle - wait that makes me sound much much worse than I actually am…)
Firstly… let me tell you something about him: Perhaps unsurprisingly he is Korean (Although he’s lived abroad almost his whole life including in Poland which means he speaks better Polish than me who is actually half Polish… ^sigh^ kinda depressing really), he’s really hot (literally one of the first things when my friend met him was ‘so this is the guy you’ve been hiding?’ They were all like ‘he’s so hot! And SO TALL’ haha. He even had a drunk british guy confessing to him that he was ‘sexy for an Asian’, the guy was going on about Asian girls being sexy and Oppa - yes… he got me to call him that… - was like nah, see he prefers blonde girls hah, he’s very much a normal guy LOL), 190cm and also his family is rich (But they seem to be sensible enough to have not trusted him with much money at Uni though lol)
So basically… he sometimes feel like a K drama hero come to life (But… well more realistic… he doesn’t have massive glamour shots or such things hehe)
But don’t worry… I do actually like him cause of his personality! I’m not that superficial :P I found out most of this stuff after I started liking him. Which was honestly the moment I saw him… first thing I thought was literally ‘I’m gonna have a crush on this guy’ and well… I was even more right than I thought I would be.
We do end up hanging out a lot on nights out and I would definitely say we are good friends. We spend a lot time teasing and joking with each other. ‘Banter’ as he has now discovered it is called LOL (fortunately he isn’t the type of asshole who uses ‘Banter’ for stupid sexist drivel so it’s harmless in this context). He can come across a bit assy sometimes but never in a mean way and well… he’s not actually like that. It’s kinda a joke/persona thing.
He’s actually very kind and a total gentleman (which is not a trait shown by British guys EVER). He’s lent me his coat when I was cold and makes sure I’m always safe on my way home.
However… the great mystery is whether we are anything more than friends… some things which have happened makes me believe this could be possible… however the rational part of my brain tells me I’m just reading what I want to read from the situation… I mean, it’s not like I have any such experience in such matters so I can pretty convincingly argue anything that’s happened could either support or disprove the theory that he may possibly one day like me.
So yeah… there is definitely something between us however I have yet to understand what this something is…
I hope it ends up good… but… relationships are confusing… Leafbot does not have the software needed to comprehend.
Love you all <3 Sorry for boring you and hope everyone has and has had a great week! xxx

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How long have you guys been friends? I say stay friends for awhile and don't make any moves just yet.

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Hmm... since beginning of October...

and haha don't worry... I'm not that type of person...

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Good luck with him! It took my guy forever to tell me he liked me. He is Korean also. I don't know if it was because he was Korean or if it just was his personality, but it took foreeeeeeever :)

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I think Oppa would be... um... much more straightforward.... haha

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good luck leaf! 190cm - wow that is really really tall. here's wishing you a romance with him for the new year :)

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Yeap... he is very very tall...
and I'm 152 so the height difference is large... insanely large
But he was like 'doesn't matter if you're short or tall' LOL
So yeah... not gonna be an issue... haha

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Aww, that is cute: I LOVE couples with huge height differences, so I'm shipping you guys already. I want to try it out myself sometime (I'm 158) so tell me how you find it~ And good luck!

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Leaf, how great! And you actually have someone to call Oppa!

If he's anything like most of the Korean men in dramas, it will take you some time to hear him tell you if he really likes you haha. But with all your drama watching experience, you should be good at reading the clues.

I'm so happy for you, Leaf!

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Haha well he's not like most guys in Korean dramas... and well... I know he likes me and thinks I'm cute etc but whether he likes likes me... that's the question...

And yeah... I don't think my drama watching is gonna help me haha

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Eeeeeee! Leaf! I'm goin' giddy hearing about this. :)) gosh! I'm so sending lucky stardusts your way. :)

Aja! Aja!

Happy Friday! :)

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Thank you!!
I truely need all the luck I could get on this...

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"Leafbot does not have the software needed to comprehend."

A hot Korean guy is like a virus that messes up a girl's relationship status recognition system. I do not know any anti-virus for that.

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LOL!!!!

Leafbot technically doesn't have any relationship software installed.
And if Hot Korean Guy is a virus that most girls can't deal with then Leafbot is mega doomed...
^sigh^
Ah well... at least Leafbot is enjoying herself...

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Haha! iZziebot's software doesn't have the latest update, but it reads: he likes likes you. :) the coat thing and the making sure ur safe? I've seen those signs before. They say: things are looking good. very good. ;)

The guessing/not knowing right away - it makes things more interesting & exciting. Like what u said, enjoy. That's what's important. :)

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Mamabot's software concurs. But there's no rush, so let it play out - which you seem inclined for anyway.

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Not boring at all, your story is actually a fresh of air to clean up my crappy mood I got from all those melos I am watching and reading these days.

About your crush: sooooo lucky! I'd say try to give him hints that your chemistry is off the roof. Oh no not just mere trying, guys are slow on that take, instead just tell him to go on a date in a romantic way.

Enjoy your crush! :p

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Glad to help cheer you up!
And hmm... I don't think I could do something like that... lol
Subtle is my middle name... (wait... actually it really isn't...)

But still... I want to get though this with my dignity intact...

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when you get to the point where you like him more than your dignity ,you know what to do.

in any case, the oft repeated you only regret what you didnt do and not what you did is often true (eeks did i get that right?)

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oh dear... I really hope I don't get to that point haha...
But I think I wouldn't be very good at relinquishing my dignity...

Actually... if it worked I think I would do it... but seeing as I don't think it would work I will hold off embaressing myself...

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Hmmm, I wish that saying were true, but looking back on my life (as a fairly impulsive person with a wide streak of romanticism) there are many, many more things that I wish I had not done, than missed opportunities that I regret.

Or you could say, I really miss those opportunities for restraint and reflection (dare I say dignity) that I ignored...

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October is not that long ago, so the straightforward approach is a little too early now. Since guys are in general slow in this things, I mean the good type who hang out with you- not the loose ones who go for anything-, you may wanna wait to get to know each other more. That you know that you're his type is a big plus. Happy OT!

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Oh wow. He sounds great as a friend and more.
Whatever happens... go with the flow?
Unless you can't help yourself and have to make a " confession" K drama style :-)
How exciting though. Good luck.

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Don't worry... I can totally stop myself from making a confession... I think I would actually die than do something like that haha
So yeah... go with the flow is the current plan...

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Aww, you guys sound cute together as friends and as a potential couple. And your story was 150% NOT boring. Good luck!

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Leaf! I'm so excited for you! ^^ heheh
Best part is you guys are friends to start off with. Anything can lead from there on. Most of all, you need to be comfortable in each others present and it seems like you guy are already. OOOH is this going to be the start of a great relationship...... I mean, when it happens that is which is going to be soon. :)

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Opps, meant to say presence...lol

Oh yeah... forgot, when you do become a couple, don't forget to show us a cute pic of u and him with your V sign. hehe ^^

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Haha we are definately comfortable in each others presence...
And LOL... yes I will post a picture, if that does happen....

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Hey Leaf, just go with the flow. Do what you need to or like to do at that moment. Go with your guts as well, if it meant to happen, it will and if it's doesn't work out, at least you have hoped & tried.

Three cheers for someone in love!!!!

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Haha oh god that's embaressing... having a crush is weird enough to think but being in love is in a whole different league...

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So wait....it's not love?

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Aja aja hwaiting Leaf!

It definitely seems like things are going smoothly, and you should just let things happen.
I'll be rooting for you and hoping you don't have as many makjang moments as some of our favourite k-drama!

You both sound adorbs - definitely my new OTP ;)

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Whoot!! We are totally drama worthy ;)
But yeah... to be honest with me involved I can't imagine it would get to makjang... haha

But thanks <3

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oh wow. what a lovely story to start the OT. i personally think it's great for two persons to start out as friends first. go with the flow by all means but i, for one, don't think it's a bad thing to let him know that he means more to you. Good luck and i hope it will all turn out good for you!

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aww Leaf. Talk to noona. I'm much older than you and have lots of, uh, er, some experience with men. jk. I'm clueless with guys, but I'm so excieted for you. I wish I were back in college, wondering if my crush shared my feelings. And how cool is it that he's a tall, nice, good looking Korean guy (minus the skinny jeans and guyliner, I hope... actually the guyliner is growing on me thanks to T.O.P.) Good luck :)

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Haha yeah... minus the skinny jeans and eyeliner...
How we meet was through the Rock Music Society so he did actually used to wear skinny jeans (not pastel ones though lol) but he said that made people think he was gay so he stopped haha.
But he did do the metrosexual look one time but I made fun of it so so much that he ended up changing it haha.

But whatever... he's hot so can get anyway with it lol...

Haha and don't worry! It doesn't matter how much experience you have has long as one day you do find the right guy! <3

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hey that's a good sign that he changed things up for you! I did find the right guy finally. He's snoring next to me. In a little while he'll wake up and complain that I'm watching another Korean show. haha.

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THAT'S AWESOME THEN! <3

And lol... guys just don't get Korean Shows haha...

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Oooh, what a nice story to end my Friday and welcome the weekend! Lurvey-dovey stories always warm my heart. Your crush totally sounds cute and awesome. But... I have no internal software regarding man-woman relationships either, so can't help you there... haha...

Although... This is not just directed at you... but I always wonder about those couples with huge height differences.
Like, how do they stand up and kiss each other??? Can they reach each other?? Or is this a chance for that "romantic" girl-steps-on-guy's-feet-and-tiptoes-to reach-his-lips kind of move. Of course, the taller person (usually guy) can bend down to kiss his lovely, but then I guess the shorter person (usually lady) wouldn't be able to give him a surprise kiss that way... unless he's sitting or lying down... or she climbs him... :P

Anyways, good luck snagging your oppa!! ;)

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But of course, that kissy thing is the least of your problems. I mean, I'm not against couples with huge height differences (I don't actually care actually, haha, as long as both are happy with each other), I was just curious, you know, in that ~forever~alone~ scientific way...

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Well... we haven't kissed yet (obviously) so I can't really help....
I've never kissed anyone so actually I really have no idea...

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Haha, just a hypothetical question actually.

Well... how do you think you'll handle that kind of situation...? Who knows, it might just happen to you someday soon... *whistles*

hee!

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Well I would expect the guy kissing me to work it out haha.
And I truely hope I do get kissed by someone in this lifetime... ^sigh^

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Well, as a 5 foot 2 inch woman married to a 6 foot 4 inch man (yeah, I don't know cm. America struggles with the metric system) I can tell you that height difference does not make kissing difficult. If we're standing, he bends down, I tiptoe up and we meet in the middle. Also stairs can be a help. Have him stand one step down on the front porch for the "goodnight" kiss.

Once you get passed the standing and kissing stage, things get VERY simple. ;)

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Glad to hear it doesn't cause any issues ;)
And I'm 5ft and he's 6ft 3 so yeah... there is quite a height difference... lol

Wish you all the happyness in the world with your husband <3

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Leaf, congrats on your crush! Don't move too quickly those first few moments of butterflies and giddiness are worth savoring. Even if it doesn't go any further then friendship, just having that rush of liking someone and being sooo excited to see them is wonderful.

Keep us posted on any and all progress. I don't have any great advice on how to tell if he "really" likes you. But trust me, most guys will eventually make a move if they think you're open to it. And if it makes you feel any better, my husband swears that men don't have friendships with women they aren't interested in more then a friendship with. And that they only stay friends if they think the girl doesn't want more.

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Hmm that does make sense...
Well hopefully that will turn out to be the case haha.
Thanks <3

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I agree with rashell. This time of uncertainty is precious. Don't hurry it. My personal motto has been, good or bad, I wanna have a create a bank of memories that is varied and interesting. So, one just have to be prepared to embrace pleasure and pain in life.

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I don't think guys spend time with girls they don't like ;--)
Good luck and happy ending!

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Wow! I'm hoping he "confesses" his love soon.

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Yeah... not gonna happen...

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hahahahahaha... HAHAHAHAHAHA!
Gotta say we'll probably get along just by lookin at the sentence above.

Don't kill the hope just yet, darlin... let it grow but don't overgrow it, if u catch my drift ;)

Anyway, enjoy this for as long as you can. If you really2 like him, sometimes a bit hint here and there won't hurt, just.. don't overdo it ;)

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Heehee that is so cute! ♥

*counts 44 replies to your story*

Looks like there are a lot of people just dying for a cute story recently.

I wouldn't know what do in your place re: fessing up or not, but at least enjoy the feeling of liking someone right now. :D

Keep us updated if something nice happens!

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I hate that question: where do we stand cause we both know this could go further! ACK!

So jealous. I will live vicariously through you!

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Haha trust me... there is absolutely no guarantee that this will go further...
I still fully expect nothing to come from this. I don't want raise my hopes too high.

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I had one of these with a Puerto Rican/spanish guy. Ended up broken hearted...but worth it.

He took me to the opera, the symphony, came over to my house really late to watch movies...

And I'm a classical musician so the symphony is like...omg for me.

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Your story is TOO CUTE.

Please keep us posted!

He sounds like the ideal love interest in a shoujo manga or a 90s melo. I'm getting uber nostalgic right now. I'm totally shipping you two!

If you don't mind my asking, what are your signs? Do you know his birthday? At the risk of sounding totally hippy dippy, I've found that different signs (though it's most accurate knowing the rising, sun and moon in combination) have different ways of processing information and expressing how they feel. Maybe I can offer some insight that may help you both out!

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Lucky you!
It's not like I can boast much experience in those matters, but in my eyes it's the slow approach that leaves you most pleasant memories. Like getting closer step by step lets you see things and experiences you wouldn't notice if you moved any faster. So take your time and enjoy!

BTW A Korean speaking Polish induces a massive nosebleed in me - I'd like to see a wonder like that ;)

I wrote "lucky you", because the only men that pay attention to me recently are married ajussis. Not that I mind ajussis as such, I value a good chat with any interesting person, but you know, it feels bothersome. Why do they think I want to drink coffee with them? I don't drink coffee. And I don't fancy married men. yeah, lucky you :)

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Leaf!
Joining in to say you're not boring at all, I love to hear an update! Even if nothing really happened I still love to hear how things are going. And I'm a bit jealous of you're potential Korean Polish speaking boyfriend, haha!

That's he's being a gentlemen I see as a good sign! But boys are the most difficult to understand sometimes. Nonetheless I keep my hopes up for you, Leaf, Fighting!

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LEAF!

Sorry for the late reply; I've got a bit of SGO going on in my personal relationships today too.

I have a friend I crunched on in MS (I was 15/16). We are still good friends; I got him into rescue, he got me into scuba diving. Even though we never 'sparked', I can still go to him for anything, and he even knows how to dance. Keep positive thoughts and good luck!

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MS = "Middle School" not "Military Service"

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Wow, how cool! The start of a new relationship is always difficult to navigate. I don't know what I can't say that other, no doubt wiser, people have already said, so definitely keep us posted! :)

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Hi sweetie,

I really think you might be reading a bit too into it. Best of luck though~~

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Haha don't worry I am not.
I fully expect nothing to happen. I think we will just stay friends. And even then I imagine we would probably drift apart after a while.
See, I guess this is the advantage of being forever alone but you learn to not expect anything relationshipwise.
I think he just sees me as a mildly interesting friend who it's fun enough to talk to every now and again.
And that... well doesn't really bother me a huge amount. I don't really see how I could be anything more.

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Good Morning Everyone! I just love it when I sleep in on Friday mornings and then the OT is up. Nothing better than OT and coffee!

So it's back to reality after the Big Bang trip. I'm so happy to have meet the DB chingus! Oh, and to have seen those boys, of course!

Nice Guy - what can I say? I will miss spending my weeks obsessing over you. SJK, it may take me a long time to get over this crush! And it is the first drama I got my daughter to watch (she was definitely crushing on Lawyer Park, haha!) So hopefully I have a new drama watching buddy!

Have a great weekend, all!

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I can fully understand your daughter. Lawyer Park is super cute. Poor guy. And you know what, Korazy Lady? Why don't you just start from Epi 1 again - that's what I did :)

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I plan to do that, with French subtitles. And then again in English. And then again......and again

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that sounds like an excellent plan, KL

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Hi Korazylady!
Have a good weekend! :)

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Are you coming down from your BIg Bang high yet? Have you seen this article:

http://www.billboard.com/news/bigbang-in-america-behind-the-scenes-with-1008016262.story?utm_source=most_recent#/news/bigbang-in-america-behind-the-scenes-with-1008016262.story?utm_source=most_recent

It makes me happy to know we were there, probably while this interview was going on!

And I will definitely go with you when they come back! I keep telling people (who think I'm insane, by the way) that it was the most fun concert I've ever been to!

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Haha! NOt really. I still can't believe I went! LOL I told my little niece(who is 7--also a big fan of BB--all thanks to me and my other older nieces) I went and she was like, what? I wanted to go too! hehe I told her I'll take her if they come back to play in the US. *fingers cross that they do*

I agree, their concert was fun. So much better than when I went to see Maroon 5 even though M5 did bring out a good show. My niece would have loved it too! Next time, we definitely need to go together again! :D
Although, if another kpop group do come to the US, I might even consider going if they are good and I like their music. hehe

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Hey, you know I'll be onboard. I didn't even know Big Bang before everyone started talking about going. Now they're my favorite running partners on my ipod!

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KL, Okay! Now, just keep an eye and ear open about any Kpop concert coming up next year. ^^ Well, not really. Here is a few band that I will go see if they come!

Bigbang--they have to come back!
2ne1 ( I missed their August concert--was aiming for BB)
JYJ (I really wish they hold concert here in the US before they have to head to MS--missed (Xia)Junsu's concert this past Aug? or Sept? but I want to see all three of them cuties together though!)
Super Junior---just cause their's so many cuties in the group. :p and my niece is a fan of theirs.
FTIsland--omg! Hongki! Love his voice.
Infinite--all cuties. I like their music.

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Erhhh, I gotta say, I'm not quite as onboard for the girl groups!

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KL, as you can see, on my list is just one group---same ent company as BB. I just love their music. Really different from all the other girl groups out there.

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Korazy - girl groups I am with you but I make exception for 2NE1 in almost every case, and in certain cases, Miss A.

If you are looking for female voices, though: Gummy, Ali (highly highly HIGHLY recommend), new girl Lee Hi...and surprise surprise, little Han Groo of Girl K and now CWGM fame!

I'd see BB babies again in a heartbeat and yes, I'm paying more for a ticket up close this time. I'd enjoy MBlaq, CNBlue, Dalmatian, B1A4, Shinee too...but none so much as The Boys. Well. Rain. There's him. That's more than the boys but that's also a concert I must attend alone. I need to limit the people who know anything about my plan to kidna...err, I just want to admire him uninterruptedly.

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JOAnne unni, We all know of your plan and some of us may have to thwart it. I'd paid good money to see him, CN Blue 10cm, FT Island. Ali....omg Ali...

These guys need to come to Denver!

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Korazy!!!

Bianada for the late post. It was awesomesauce meeting up with you, starting with our Tea Party in the hotel lobby. I would looove to go to another concert, as long as it's waayyyyyy outside hurricane season. lol

Esp JYJ!

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Shukmeister! Just think, last week at this time we were all aflutter with anticipation of the start of the concert. Too bad we can't do a rewind!

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Korazy -

YOU were aflutter - I was freaking out in front of the Weather Channel. LOL

Still, although we cancelled the noraebang, it still was a great success! I'm currently writing a fictionalized account entitled "What Now? Adventures of Noonas in the Tri-State Area" Don't worry, though; the screen names have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent. lol

It was funny, though, coming back with a heavier suitcase than when I left. When the big guy needed two hands to schlep it onto the bus, I knew success! [wink]

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CN BLue is in LA this weekend. But, they're with a big Kpop concert that includes just about everyone Cher and I saw at the free Kpop Concert in Mtn View. I wish they'd been there.....

I didn't have money or time to run down to LA, but if they had been by themselves or w/someone else we hadn't seen, we'd probably find a way...

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I've just started to listen to Kpop. LOVE BIGBANG!!! Where did you guys see them?

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Last Friday in Newark, NJ! It was epic! ^^

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pillowhead -

KorazyLady, CherKell, JoAnne, me, and cv went to the concert together. We met up with OMG post concert for soju and squee-ing, then CherKell and I met up with CMRPrindle in the City a few days later. It was a blast!!

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aw man! I wish I live out that way. I would have totally been up for that!

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oh, and yeah, I'm not into the girl bands either. Only pretty boys please. hehe

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lawyer park = Joon Hawtness

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I must definitely find some other things he's been in. If only to keep her addicted :)

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penny pinchers korazy lady (movie with song joong ki too - so WIN WIN - for you and daughter) very cute movie. i enjoyed it and had some LOL scenes. one of which involved joon ha

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THank you, thank you Enz! I actually started watching it a while ago but was having trouble streaming it. And I'm not sure she should watch another show with both of them in it. She as getting some weird ideas! haha

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i think i watched it on dramacrazy.net - speedy joe does seem to always be the speediest!

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PREACH!

It's the best when a drama has two male leads I can crush on, I ship Maru and Eun-ki like bananas to Ecuador but I totally want Joon Hawtness for myself.

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Lawyer Park Joon Ha - whyyyyyyy so adorably cute? Hope we see more of you!

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I just looked him up and he's officially old enough to be going into military service soon :(

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And once again I wish Military Service was something Korean men did in their late teens.
Korea, why oh why must you snatch our men away at the height of their hotness???

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Conny -

I've pondered this, and this is what I've come up with:

- The kids are snatched up by the Entertainment Companies while still very young (15~16).

- Most young entertainers don't come to the forefront until they are at least 20 years old. There are exceptions, of course.

- The E-Comps want to make profits on their investment, so they are not going to let these boys go to MS until they have some marketability that will last past the two-year hiatus.

Therefore, the military service gets pushed back until they are almost conscripted, leaving us to mourn...

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for lovers of joon ha, in case you guys didnt know, he was in penny pinchers with song joong ki too. he was cute in it and speaks really good english. anyone watched that yet?

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Yep, loved it. Loved him in it. Loved both of them.

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i loved that scene where the girl and him were walking along river han coz she didnt want to spend anything on a 'date' and by the end, he was staggering and then he said " weve reached so and so bridge already" and she says " oh ya. should we walk back?" and he just about died. so funny

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I went to both LA shows and I'm still on my high after touching 3/5 boys, getting serenaded, and Daesung holding my hand during the concert.

I even bought the letter jacket from the concert last weekend on the YGeshop which was a total hassle. If I knew they were going to put it on their eBay store this week I would have waited.

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touched? TOUCHED?

touched...

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Where did we go wrong?

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we didnt spring for the expensive tics

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Happy OT day!!!!!!!
Hope everyone’s having a great weekend!!!!

I want to watch Great Seer and Dramaking (and other stuff) - but no time at moment. But I save it for later. I'll watch it in one piece on a long cold dark winter evenings with nice food or/and pizza, mulled wine...I'm very excited....
Enjoying the recaps for I Miss You and Nice Guy here in DB - but can't watch these kind of heavy sad dramas at the moment. Maybe later ...

At the moment I am watching Horse Healer and FH2. Horse Healer is nice but sometimes a bit illogical/cumbersome. I mean in ep14 - ending scene: he had great pain to use the needles. Why does our hero not set the doll on the floor?? That would have made it a bit easier. Or was it prohibited during the test??? And all the other students watching him. But it's an importent exam/test boys!!! Finish your dummy!!! During an exam, I have to do my own stuff. No time to watch my rivals. but hey..thats dramalogic (...very confused after all...). But I know: our hero has to suffer a LOT and a lot and a lot before he can get the girl, the fame, the money...his own horse to heal...

I enjoy watching FH2 and reading the nice recaps. (Didn't expect it in the first place). So funny. so many twists. I am confused about the titel because it has nothing to do with the manga or the first drama. But these are the mysteries of drama titles :-)(((my suggestion: 'Take One Hapkido Move' or 'Love, Hapkido and a Kitty' or 'Two Princes and Hapkido Cat'...)))

Man-ok and Tae-ik are like an old couple already. And sweet Kang-hwi is their son. A kitty is also there. Family complete. :-). Poor pooor poor Kang-hwi - no girl for him?? Only the cat?? (sniff) But it is a very very sweet cute kitten.
And the manager is such a snake ( Has he not even worn a jacket with snake pattern????) and Se-ryung is such a bichty bitch. I really hate her. Every time she opens her mouth, I want to slap in he pretty face. And yell at her: "Leave the house immediately and let the boys alone". I can not stand her. But I enjoy her wonderful evil character.
Maybe she's not as evil as it seems. I mean, everyone in this drama has known or unknown reasons for their current behavior (Fire, evil stepmom, betrayal, infidelity ...(hmm looks a bit like shakespeare????)). But I know the reason for Se-ryung's evilness yet, so I can hate her with all my heart.

Have a nice weekend and don't catch a cold!!

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Oh is Great Seer really good? I've been meaning to continue watching it as I enjoyed the first episode.

And too late... I've already got a cold and have been dying in bed for a while now :(

Hope you have a good week! :D

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The Great Seer has a good plot and great cast. You should watch it. Actually, there are some events in The Great Seer that is also shown in Faith, but if I were to choose between the two, I enjoyed watching TGS more compared to Faith. Faith was kinda boring at times. :-)

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Oh. A cold?? That's not nice. :-(
Hmm. I think Great Seer is pretty good. Maybe not the best (otherwise there would recaps of jb / gf). But I will enjoy it later. And I like Ji Sung. Kim Soo Ro was my very first kdrama and the beginning of my addiction. Also I like dramas of the Goryeo period. Lot of georgous and different costumes and hairstyles- so I can better distinguish the actors. Please do not laugh now - but for me, a European, in other dramas the korean actors all look alike, when they wear the same costumes like palace robes etc.
Get well soon!!!

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I thought the exact same thing about the Horse Healer. He should have put it down but then I remembered he had acupuncture needles on both sides so it wouldn't have been easy to balance on acupuncture needles. I also thought the other test-takers should have focused on their test as time was running out. Maybe a few of them had finished?

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I think our hero will prick the needle in the very last millisecond. And miraculously, the other test-takers also finished the acupuncture test.:-)

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SE-ryung is evil! MadDino and I have named her Evil One/She-monster in our recaps! She's just horrrrrrrid.

I am surprised that I like the show, a lot. A lot more than I thought. I only started recapping cause I thought it'd be fun to make fun of, and it is. But it surprisingly has a lot of meat and real heartfelt bits to it!

JoAnne recommended Great Seer. I need to start that but I'm catching up on AM 1997 cause I was moving when it aired!

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Raine!

And cheese! Don't forget the FH/T2 cheese! I know you have a checklist of KDrama tropes and a nice sharpened pencil to check them off.
*** POSSIBLE SPOILER ***
Still waiting for amnesia (Man Ok maybe with the fire stuff), and, of course, the Childhood Friend Syndrome is still looming, as well as the birth secret/Mom issues with Kang Hwi.

And if we get a car accident, please please please make it for The Evil One!!

Bring it on!

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We're expecting the entire gammut of tropes, but that's cool. Just continue to make it hilarious and I'm allllll good.

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I cannot get over how adorable Kang-Hwi is, especially with his pouty face.

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What is your opinion on "I Miss You"? It looks really really emotionally taxing...I'm considering watching it but it seems like a lot..

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Hi everyone,
Long time reader maybe 5th time commenter? So rather new at comments. Lol.
I didn't watch any of the Nice guy episodes and just kept up with it via Dramabeans but I watched the last 2 episodes. Though I wasn't terribly attached to this drama after finishing it...I feel somewhat depressed. Now I know why I tend not to watch melos. Also a bad idea to watch I miss you right after, but I will drop it soon I'm thinking. Holding out for YEH and my pretty Jade Emperor!

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Jade emperor is pretty awesome. I've just finished watching God of Study, and he was just so good in that drama. :-)

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He was! I loved him in that drama. I found his character kinda annoying sometimes but I liked him so much that I decided to check out Warrior Baek Dong Soo and I don't regret it that all. God of study was such a enjoyable drama. It also made me cry so much.

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Right now I love King of Dramas. It is so funny. Waiting for the next episode is a bit excruciating at the moment.

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Iam loving siwon's ridiculous character! I can forgive his hair because i know it amps the absurdness of his ego. Bad hair has a purpose, so it's forgivable.

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His hair is so ridiculous and for some reason reminds me of Keanu Reeves, lol.

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Like a weirdly parted keanu reeves hairstyle.
Keanu rocks it tho. Siwon's just.... Unflaterring, to put it nicely.

His abs can't even distract me from the HAIR! I know, can you imagine someone paying attention to his other body parts when the washboards are in the scene?

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Abs????? Where ? When ? How??

(((hmmm Maybe I should switch to KOD from FH2??)))

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Yes! Me, too. He definitely steals the show. One thing I love about that drama is the careful attention to detail with each character, the hair, the mannerisms, etc. How he strikes poses when he looks at himself in the mirror. Haha!

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That's true, he does strike a bunch of weird poses. I had never heard of him before, but in this role he is hilarious.

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Yeah, me either. This was the first time I've ever seen him, too. I loved it when he looked at himself and went, "I am your father."

I was like, "Are you quoting Star Wars? To yourself? In the mirror?" HAHAHA.

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He's sooooo self-absorbed that it's too point of funny and no longer insulting. Siwon is definitely killing it in this role.

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Oh yes, the it's best character he's played so far. I'm really loving him. The hair not so much, even though I can see its purpose.

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Best character indeed. Im glad he's playing off this ridic role amazingly. Definitely going away from his perfect man image.

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King of Dramas is much better than I thought it would be. What a roller-coaster ride! It has really made a story I thought would be ho-hum into a comedy thriller.

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The music is LOL. Cheeky. They put this really intense back music in scenes to amp the intensity.but it's like an "in-ur-face" kind of thing to those dramas and there unnecessary dramatic music.

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Me too! I thought I'd check out the first episode when i saw the recap was up on db.. and then i ended up watching 4 episodes in a row haha.. Really loving Jung Ryu Won this year :D And Kim Myung Min's voice is so sexyyy!

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Yeah, I forgot to mention I saw Ep 1 of that and so far I like - but my big take away at this point is that voice. Lord have mercy.

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That is how I found out about it too. I saw it on DB and then marathoned the first 4 episodes on hulu!

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yes! I agree. :D

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Heyeveryone!!

So i dont normally post personal things here in the open thread, but i thought i would today because, why not?

I recently migrated to the US. And im not really coping well. Part of ots my fault tho, cause i never leav ethe house except with my family. And im too scared to apply for a job and learn to commute. I cant drive here yet. Life has been very uneventful for the last 5 months and iwantitto change.but im also afraid to move out of my comfortzone.

Any advices?

And...those watching CAN WE GET MARRIED! What'dyou think of this week's episode? Spazz with me!

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Hi Anne,

Just get out there! If you're not comfortable going out alone yet, explore your area with your family for a while and get used to your surroundings first. Take a walk around the block, get friendly with your neighbors...Baby steps! I hope that kind of helps!

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Thanks, my family has been here for a while already and they're almost always busy so i can't somehow tag them along to explore. But i will try to get out there, like i said, i recgnize it's my fault. And if we knowwhat's wrong, it's easier to fix right? So as long as i can get this courage to take over the city, life will be good.

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If you are concerned about your English, take a class in English as a second language. You also may be able to find a conversation class. I am a speech pathologist and I have done a little foreign accent reduction work, and what I found is that we ended up discussing a lot of cultural elements as well as idioms that really helped my client's understanding.

Also, you can meet people who are also new to the country and can empathize with your situation.

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Well, my english is fine. Im from the Philippines, but english is my first language so obviously no problem in that department. But i agree, it might be a great place to meet people who are like me, new immigrants, i might just take a class. Thanks.

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Go for a walk along your neighbourhood first- in the daytime.

Yes, driving is a must I guess in the US. I drove for the first time with license when I bought a new car. NOT the best time to drive... so take things slow.

But yeah, take buses everywhere to learn your city and things will get better once you're used to your environment.

This is from me... moved to 2 different cities/countries on my own. No family. But yeah, baby steps works best. Good luck :-)

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Driving isa must, esp since im in SoCal. I took my first bus ride yesterday with my mom. It was kind of uncomfartable for me, but not as bad i'd imagine. I never commuted back in the home country.

Lots of people my age on the bus too! But that's probably only because the route of the bus i took was headed-straight to CalPoly.

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I would suggest networking - do either of your parents, or anyone else in your family, know of someone looking for some part-time help? Is there a little shop along your bus route, or something within walking distance in your neighborhood, that could use a cheap, part-time employee?
A good friend of mine who moved here from India said that she was really lonely until she went back to school (she is now a doctor). She said that there were three ways to fit in when you move to a new country: get a job, go to school, or have a baby.

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I think getting a job soon would really help me. Thanks.

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Can We Get Married? Cracktastic show.
They should use it to help people who are about to marry (or divorce). I can disagree with some of the characters but I understand the point of view and the actions of all of them. Thanks for organic conflicts, taken in our daily lives!
***Spoiler for episode 5*******************:
That first kiss scene for our bikers: I was dead laughing! Man is so straightforward and honest. What a teddy bear. :)
I'm European so I can't really help you with your immigration problem. Sorry! :(

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I just want Dongbi to be insanely rich just to piss off her jerk ex-boyfriend. But i also want them to get back together so i hope he starts winning DongBi back before he knows about her background, or that will just ruin their whole love life for him.

I hope haejin and her husband divorce for good, cause i cant see how they can redeem the cheating bastard's actions.

Haeyoon is really lucky to have her fiance who is such the sweetest man.

The aunt and the uncle! Omg, their story is really cute.

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"I just want Dongbi to be insanely rich just to piss off her jerk ex-boyfriend" - Well said.

Dongbi has to be some chaebol heiress, there's no other way. Do you remember her talking to her brother on the phone? I think he comes back to Korea and then we'll know about her full-of-riches past, and maybe her oppa will make Ki Joong's life into hell. Ha.

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Welcome to the USA Anne! I agree with taking walks. Take short walks around and then slowly start to take longer walks.

If you are in school try joining a club. If you are religious try joining a church. Churches have lots of activities for their members.

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