Beanie level: Chaebol’s poor doppelganger

Alluring Emma…

But I think I will have serious issue if Jin Woo prefers to spend time with Emma than Hee Joo……..

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Someone had to gif this…

And so I did…. 😊

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Pardon me for spazzing on a Non-Korean Drama

I’ve binged on this drama a couple of months ago when I had another major K-Drama slump. I still cannot stop thinking about it. Itazura na Kiss is like Boys Over Flowers on the numerous times it was adapted into drama series. The most popular of its adaptation is the Taiwanese version, It Started With A Kiss. It’s about an academically challenged girl who falls in love at first sight with the smartest guy in their batch. We follow her journey as she pursues the guy who is totally out of her league and how she ends up being his wife.

The plot is really outdated now, and had this been a modern plot, I would have hated the female and male lead to no end. But Itazura Na Kiss Japanese version brings back a lot of memories. I loved It Started With a Kiss. Before I discovered K-Drama, I was so obsessed with TW-dramas.

*SPOILERS BELOW*

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    The plot heavily emphasizes on how Kotoko made Naoki her world. Everything she did was because of Naoki. While that is true, I could say the same thing with Naoki too. She is his world. Without her, he is an empty shell. Naoki said the reason he fell for her was because she completed him – he can do 90% of the things Kotoko cannot, but the 10% that he cannot, that’s when she excels. Kotoko’s biggest impact on Naoki’s life is when she gave his purpose. He is so smart he can do everything, and that is why everyday is uneventful for him. When she practically told him that he is a superhuman who can cure even an incurable disease, her unyielding confidence in him made him smile (even if it’s a tiny fraction smile), and that moment right there forever changed him. For the first time in his life, he dreamed to become somebody. He became a doctor because of her.

    I love that Kotoko is portrayed as the beautiful disaster in his life. Everything changed the moment she confessed her love for him and gave him that love letter he didn’t want. He didn’t know how face her and the calamity she brought in. And he hurt her in the meanest way possible whenever he was conflicted with emotions for her (really, typical old-fashioned male lead character). But what I loved about him is that once he’s come full circle, he never swayed and kept falling for her more and more. He didn’t show or say it more often than I and Kotoko would hope, but he loved her the way he knew how love. He bended over backwards on so many things, if not all, for her. He would argue at first, but it’s always a lost cause for him as he ends up doing whatever she wants. Kotoko, you’ve got him in the palm of your hand all this time you don’t even notice.

    Kotoko is amazing for doing everything to win the man of her dreams. I want to say stupid too, but this was how she won Naoki, right? Her stubbornness and simple-mindedness are parts of her charm all throughout the series. She might not be academically smart, but once she makes Naoki her goal, everything becomes possible for her too. The fact that she became a nurse for Naoki says it all. Nobody has ever told her on what to do. She does whatever she wants, and there’s only one thing that she wants – Naoki. Everything falls in its rightful place whenever Naoki has decided because really, Kotoko just follows through. And I love how Naoki pushes Kotoko to her limits. Because of Naoki, she always learns and strives to be on his equal footing and boy, does she work hard on it everytime.

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      Wow! Your review pulled at my heartstrings. I’m a sucker for this type of stories where hero and heroine mean all the world to each other and are so supportive of each other. “Without her, he is an empty shell.” The drama took my fancy. Thanks for the recommendation. I’m also in a k-drama slump so I began to watch j-dramas and c-dramas.

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        Thank you! What I find amazing in this series is that I get to see how their life unfolds – from high school to uni to getting married to getting careers in a 32 episode span. It’s a 45-50 min each episode. I loved that they showed me their life past their wedding – that it’s not HEA. Maybe they got married too early, but they always make an effort to fix the cracks in their relationship together. I call Naoki – Naoki-bot because really he’s dull and very passive. He shines when Kotoko is around and he knows that. He only gets a rise (mostly negative rise, yeah lol) when Kotoko is involved, and interestingly enough we’ve seen this change in him as early as ep 2 when Kotoko roped him in to be her tutor. That last gif was the very first of the many tutoring sessions they had together. He’s learned to be patient with her, levelled with her. He hated her for changing the dynamics in his robot life, but again, hate is not the opposite of love. 😀 And I loved how this drama heavily emphasized on that.

        Also, I will never forget Naoki whenever he and Kotoko would fight pre-married life. He always tells that he likes girls who can cook because Kotoko isn’t! But he eats her food every single time anyways no matter how awful it is.

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          Now I’m sure I will watch it. I myself live a robot life except that I haven’t found my own Kotoko to shine yet. So I can relate to the guy. “But he eats her food every single time anyways no matter how awful it is. ” Kawaii. A sure sign of true love.

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            heheh hope you enjoy! 🙂 Really – J-Dramas are my safe haven right now because K-dramas have been disappointing me. It sucks that I`m 4-5 years late in discovering this gem, but I`m still glad I found this series!

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    LOVE this post! Yes to everything! ItaKiss Tokyo holds a very special place in my heart, I used to pray for season 2 and when we got it I was soooo happy.
    The story is outdated for sure, which is why so many people criticized the drama – I saw it here on DB as well. Most people glossed over the fact that Kotoko literally changed Naoki’s life for the better in favor of arguing about how Kotoko didn’t take no for an answer/how she was treated like a door mat etc.
    But the fact is that the ‘dumb’ girl wearing her heart on her sleeve made the biggest impact on the super guy who might as well have been a robot. It’s their bumpy ride with all sorts of ups and downs that make the story so heartfelt. Some moments I love: Kotoko dressing up to spy on Naoki’s date and then realizing that it isn’t her date. And in season 2, when Naoki goes to work at a hospital in a different city and while he’s leaving that entire scene is so heartfelt!
    Because Naoki doesn’t say it enough, Kotoko’s insecurities get the best of her a lot, and Naoki experiencing jealousy almost tore them apart. They did a lot of learning and adjusting after getting married but by the end of the series they were so in tune with each other <3
    Really, the story is outdated but the drama remains magical. ItaKiss Tokyo made the best of it imo, and I enjoyed every single bit of it <3

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      Thank you! Same. After I finished season 2, I went around the web to look for reviews and feed my soul as I was having severe widthrawal. I was shocked to read lots of blog who loved season 1, but were disappointed with season 2. One of the main arguments was that Naoki didn’t change – but whoa, the entire series he was always the first one initiated the kisses and skinship. He is so in love with her.

      Personality doesn’t change completely. Naoki remains to be reserved, Kotoko with her bubbly over the top reactions but that’s who they are. I don’t want them to change either – this is their dynamic. Kotoko makes up for the lack of reaction from Naoki and Naoki dials her down, keeps her grounded with his passiveness.

      And yes, it’s sad that a lot of viewers of this drama only saw Kotoko that way. I can’t blame them tho as the drama was written from Kotoko’s point of view and we see Naoki through her eyes. But we were given enough to say the least Naoki has not loved Kotoko any less. Kotoko is not the only one who can’t say no in their relationship. I can’t remember a time he didn’t say no either to anything she wanted to do. He might not do all, but he’s always there fulfilling how his wife wants it to. ie their date on the boat, the nurse ceremony. Heck he even waited for her train to arrive to Kobe and picked her up even though he hasn’t slept for nights! It’s sad how these little things got overlooked because we feel bad for Kotoko.

      Anyways yes to all the things you mentioned. It’s really hard to pick what my most favourite is from both series. But off the top of my head it would be season 1 – their date in odaiba. He opened up to her, she tried to dissect what he meant which lead her to conclude that he wanted to marry her, he choked at that but he didn’t say no. She was on the right track just that marriage is way into the future but he didn’t disagree with her. Those little glances he did after that talk… like… ☺️☺️

      Season 2 – perhaps my most favourite is ep 1- honeymoon in Okinawa. I loved the entire episode but I melted in this scene:
      Naoki: We’ve come a long way to get here.
      Kotoko: Yeah but I don’t mind as long as I’m with you.
      Naoki: I’m not okay with it.
      😭☺️😭☺️ He desired her so much I don’t even have words.

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        THE FEEEEEEEEELS
        You’ve done this at the wrong time, I’ve got a final in 4 days. But it’s okay, I’ll just binge watch the show again later xD

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          Hahaha it really sucks that I am 4-5 years late! Now I can’t find anybody to spazz this with until you! 😭 thanks for sharing your thoughts on this again!

          And reviews on the blogs frustrated me, that I needed to write my own thoughts. Sad that I’m still not satisfied cuz there were 32 episodes to talk about and one big post about it doesn’t suffice as a lot have been missed.

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            I watched the show as it aired and I had no one to spazz with T_T
            I feel you ;_;

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    Sharing another favourite Itazura Na Kiss MV of mine. I thought the song really fit this drama and I loved the transitions that the editor of this mv did to fit the lyrics.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG90QauwWoQ

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    I love every bit of this 😍. This brings back so many memories i just have to rewatch a random episode right now 😆.
    This story works for me eeeeevery single time (and version) but Love in Tokyo was definetely my favorite version and favorite Kotoko and Irie-kun (i mean, look at that first gif 😍)

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      😭😭 loved It Started With A Kiss, I forgot what Playful Kiss was about, And Itazura Na Kiss wrecked me. I’ve watched this 2 months ago and I’m still here trying to get over it but it’s a lost cause 😭😭 Naoki and Kotoko felt so genuine in the 2014-2015 version that’s why I connect with them so well. Also I bought the 10 volumes of the manga and bought the bluray boxsets of the drama. Yep, I’m “irrevocably” In love with this Version. 😭😭♥️

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        I can totally relate! I had a severe withdrawal syndrome too and spent most of the times reblogging every gifset on tumblr and listened to the ost all day and got emotional all over again 😂

        If you don’t mind adding more to your list, have you watched the C-drama A Love So Beautiful? The plot is kinda similar and a lot of people thought that it was loosely based on Itakiss (even though it was actually based on a novel)

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          I have only seen one C-Drama so far – Meteor Garden 2018. Thanks for the recommendation! I`ll definitely check that drama out. I googled this and the main girl is Shen Yue????!!! I love her from Meteor Garden 2018!

          And omg the OSTs. I can’t get over the Season 2’s opening. It’s so lively and jumpy. I hear the song I`m always reminded of Love in Okinawa’s opening. I think I have watched all MVs on yt already related to Itazura Na Kiss – still not satisfied 🙁

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            Yes A Love So Beautiful is her first acting project. You’ll love her in this one too.
            You know mean Naoki has his charm but have you ever wished he would be a little bit nicer to her? I guess this drama is like the alternate version that can answer that. And it was clear from the beginning that he also has a crush on her!. That’s why i’m sold since the first episode 😆. Okay i should just stop here haha. Both Itazura na Kiss LIT and ALSB are ones of my favorite so i guess since you like LIT i hope you will enjoy ALSB as much as i did 😁

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    I remember watching the anime version around when it came out. I didn’t realize there were so many live-action versions. Which one do you recommend starting?

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      I would def suggest this version as it is the most recent and closest to being modern. The first Japanese version aired in 1996. The Taiwanese version was released 2005, the Korean version aired in 2010. The Japanese one was 2014-2015.

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    Ah my heart ~

    This drama is such a precious gem, I’m not sure how many times I have rewatched it. It still counts as one of my top all time dramas, of any language.

    I watched it on dramafever with my sister when it aired, and fell for all the characters. after watching most itazura na kiss versions it still remains my favorite because I feel it shows so well the love between Kotoko and Naoki. There’s a quiet understanding and kinship that runs between them whatever craziness is going on in the plot ~ I think my favorite moments are when Kotoko makes Naoki coffee, when he starts requesting her coffee, and they just sit together late at night, with no need to talk, grounding each other from their spectrums of cold genius and excitable heart.

    Gahhhhh now i want to rewatch again…

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      Same! OMG. I love that moment when he first tasted her coffee. He stopped at first sip, probably stunned that it tasted so great, and I just love how he asks her to make it for him. That always make my heart warm.

      I don’t know how many times I’ve rewatched and I am stuck here spazzing and fangirling. </3

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        There are actually a few decent fan fics out there too, if you search on fanfiction.net or other places. They help me with the fangirling ☺️

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Define happiness-

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Falling in love for the sixth time…

Having owned all 37 books, seen the anime, Taiwanese, Japanese, and Korean drama series, I thought there was no way that this 2018 drama adaptation could still hold my interest. Well, what do you know – Daoming Si and Shancai still can pull me into their one hell of a roller coaster relationship. Watching them love and fight each other each and every episode brought a lot of emotions and trips down the memory lane – my love and hate for Hana Yori Dango series.

A story that’s dated back in 1992, Tsukasa and Tsukushi’s love is timeless. I keep coming back to it over and over when it’s not even a favourite series of mine. Thank you, Meteor Garden 2018. I will miss Daoming Si and Shancai a lot. Till next time again.

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I thought this song fit what Daoming Si and Shancai are to each other. It’s a love and hate relationship – It’s toxic, but when they’re happy, you end up being so happy for them. They are perfect for each other, regardless.

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    I’m also very addicted to this series but you win (I haven’t read the manga version) 😛 when the Chinese 2018 version came out, I swore I will not watch it but seeing even the beanies posting about it one the fan wall swayed me a little. But the ultimate straw was when Javabeans posted about it on twitter and I thought to myself, I’ve gotta see this. And I must confess, I still love this story no matter what version it is.

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      Yep! Reading beanies’ fan wall posts about Meteor Garden 2018 was what encouraged me to watch it too. I didn’t watch during its run as I was busy spazzing over another drama and really, the fact that it’s 49 episodes(!) didn’t help my enthusiasm to see it. But wow lol ep 49 went by so fast and now i feel empty and Daoming Si and Shancai-deprived.😢😔😢

      Hahah yep! I am the same. I didn’t really like ep 1, so swore I was gonna drop it after ep 2 if I didn’t like it too. But who am I kidding – throw me another Tsukushi and Taukasa banter and I’m ready to squeal over it anytime of the day!

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    One of my favorite song from the OST!

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      When they first played this song i think it was ep 3 or 4, my heart totally melted. Legit all the feels for the Taiwanese Shancai and Daoming Si version came back. I’m really glad they played 3 OSTs in this drama from the original.

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    I saw few Beanies posts, get tempted but never do anything about it. What if it sucks? is my first thought since I loved the japanese and taiwanese version. Is the roller coster worth it?
    👏👏👏 for owning the books tho. I only read it for free 😅😅😅

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      I tried watching it for the sake of watching yet another Hana Yori Dango and could finally tell myself it’s 2018, this kind of story can’t ever get to me now. I lied. It’s always love and hate with this series as I have mentioned – there will be times you will love it and times it will be very frustrating I wanted to drop it and move on with my life. But one look at Daoming Si and Shancai getting back again and acting so elated about it, I am back to squealing over them and cheering for their happiness together. This torturous cycle went on for me for the next 49 episodes.

      Hehhe thanks! I collect shoujo books. And I cannot not have Hana Yori Dango in my collection when I have seen all versions and fell for them. Did I mention that Hana Yori Dango is not my favourite series but I keep coming back to it? 🤔 Or maybe I am just in denial of that?

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        Gaahhh… I can feels the roller coster from your comment alone 😂😂😂 High probably I will watch it after this current batch dramas end 🤭🤭🤭 #canthelpit

        Chingu… we need to address you denial state 👩‍⚕️👩‍⚕️👩‍⚕️😆😆😆

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          Good luck watching!!! Should things get very frustrating and if you get to the point of giving up, that fast forward button will be your best friend. Please do not hesitate to use it ~_^

          My denial state has been going on for ages. Watch me deny this series again should a new remake comes out for the nth time.

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    *THROWS ALL THE CONFETTI IN THE AIR FOR METEOR GARDEN 18* Yassss! I still miss my pineapple… *sniffs* *and really want to read the manga properly* *last time I read a manga I did nothing else for three days tho so like… not the best time management lol*

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      I finished binge watching it this week, but yes I do miss the 🍍 too. A lot. 😭 I think I only read this book once or twice. It’s very long and you are right, if that urge to re-read this series comes back to me, I am afraid I would lose time too just to finish the 37 books. Just like how I went through all 49 episodes fast by forgetting the world again

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    Welcome back :)) I thought you went exploring the real world to find your Do Kyung Seok:))
    I put it on hold due to too many episodes. DaomingSi is just adorable with his pineapple head. Not sure when I will have time to finish it.

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      I tried, but the drama world pulled me back in and fell for Daoming Si this time. LOL. From Cha Eun Woo, 21, to Dylan Wang, 19, – I see this trend for fangirling over uber young male leads will last for a while until oppas from the army are back.

      The dramas I watched/tried watching post-My ID is Gangnam Beauty did not hold my interest, and that’s when I finally decided to give Meteor Garden 2018 a try. I`m sure I was not the only one who used that fast forward button to speed things up a little bit, and before I knew it I already reached ep 49 and there were no more Daoming Si and Shancai to spazz…. 🙁

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        You’ve got me on the ff button. Worked like a charm, though 😀

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          LOLOLOLOL. I have never used the fast forward button this much before – I am still shookt that I finished all 49 episodes with the assistance of fast forward button. Usually when I feel like fast forwarding scenes, that’s the time and sign I drop a drama, but Meteor Garden 2018 was a special case. I needed to see Daoming Si and Shancai to the end!

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            Same! 🙌 But actually I felt the actors spoke eapeciallly slow so I felt the ff button did it justice and brought it up to normal speed.

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I am missing them already 😭😭😭

Even the short moment of slight smiles
Makes a rainbow spill over my world right now
Whatever colour you bring, even when you’re having a hard time
I will hold you tight just like always
-My ID is Gangnam Beauty OST: Rainbow Falling

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    Me too…. Ah, one of ongoing drama that I always check every week. KyungSook stay cool till the end…..

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      Yep, I was watching 2 dramas when this started, but sadly I had to drop the other one cuz My ID is Gangnam Beauty literally took over my life for 8 weeks, and the more it got intense, the more I was unable to keep up with real world and everything else. Definitely worth sacrificing my 8 weeks’ life on this drama <333333

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    Can they made a special episode? I am not ready to say goodbye to MR and KS 😭

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      LSY posted a clip on her IG. Somehow I saw it from one of the previews but it wasn’t showed on any actual episode. I’m hoping it will be part of the special ep. Please, show!!!

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        I`m really sad that they didn’t show “that” rain scene. I think the cast knew about how netizens are complaining about that ep 8 preview that we never got to see, lol that’s why she showed it herself. LOL.

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          What is the “rain scene” that got omitted? 😢 Is it a significant scene in the webtoon?

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            I`m not sure if you’ve seen Soo Hyang’s insta post https://www.instagram.com/p/BnxjqvdH7vL/?taken-by=hellopapa11 She showed the tidbit scene (they almost kissed!) of the rain scene. This was from the preview at the end of ep 8 that never saw light ever in the next episodes.

            But it was a rain scene that did not happen in the webtoon. So perhaps they scrapped it off as it did not add value and just went with the actual rain scene where Kyungsuk confessed.

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            Thanks for the link @13infamyss! Do you know why netizens were reacting negatively to the scene? If we get a kiss as early as ep 8, maybe we would have gotten more couple cuteness and better pacing overall. Hahaha but not too much complaining to me, I am loving this show so much and am appreciative of so many of the wonderful things we got.

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            @kimbapnoona Oh! sorry when I said complaining – I meant they’re complaining that we never saw it at all. Somebody leaked this rain scene filming before Soo Hyang did (the first cut, but the second cut where they almost kissed, we never saw that until she posted it) and there were a lot of comments that it looked so cute and that why it didn’t make to the actual episode. So these were positive complaints! 🙂

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          I also mad for that, but if we got that, the umbrella scene will not have the same impact.

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      Please. I want an hour of BTS/NG on the Chuseok weekend. Or basically yes anything just to have a reason to go back and see them again TT_____TT

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        I have never wished for just an extra fan service episode!! But yet I am just so satisfied with how the story wraps up for everyone. Cannot ask for a better finale!

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          Oops, I meant I have never wished for an extra fan service episode as much as I do now with this show!

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          Mee too! It was everything I had wished for an ending. We know the drama gods are usually not nice to us with endings, but I`m really glad that they’ve blessed us with such a great heartwarming ending.

          One thing to comment tho – I am not complaining, but I just thought I’d share this cute little piece that happened in the webtoon, but didn’t make the drama. Kyungsuk changed the way he called Mirae <3. I thought it was gonna happen because they are changing names on the phone, but it was a bummer that he still called her, Kang Mirae. LOL. Not a big deal like I said.

          But anyways here's what happened in the webtoon:
          It's Kyungsuk's birthday and he told Mirae not to get him any tangible things cuz he only wanted one thing and asked Mirae to figure it out. They haven't had a kiss yet at this time and yes, this is what he wanted! In the movie house, he is so tensed and there is this moment he wants to get her attention. He stutters – "Kang…. No… Mirae-yah!" and Mirae turns to him and responds "Oh?" like normal lol. Even though it was the first time he called her Mirae-yah, but she acted like it's an everyday thing. hahah CUTE. oh wells!

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            Thanks so much for sharing this @13infamyss!!! I have the whole scene acting out in my brain and I am squeeing over it 😭😭😭 What is wrong with me? 😂😂😂

            I did wonder about that after watching the finale…..that we never saw what KS saved MR as in his phone. I also wonder if KS what KS really really wanted MR to do is to save him as “Oppa”!!! But perhaps with MR, KS knows it is always baby steps! 🤣

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            @kimbapnoona hahahahah that’s the story of my life – in my mind the story continues and that Kyungsuk now calls her Mirae-yah. hahahaha

            I did some research, and this was the last time that we saw Kyungsuk’s phone screen. Ep 14 while waiting for Mirae’s parents to leave.

            All this time she is saved “Kang Mirae” on his phone. I think the first time we saw his phone screen that had Mirae’s name on it was Ep 5 before the bar hang out scene with Mirae, Woo Young, and Hyun Jung.

            But there’s Mirae who had “Do Kyungsuk – Chemistry ’18” on her phone as if there’s another Do Kyungsuk on her phone and that she’ll forget which batch he’s from LOLOLOL. No wonder boy is so pissed cuz there’s only Kang Mirae on his phone – no further definition required 😂😂😂 😂😂😂

            LOLOL he’s been fighting for that oppa right, so watch it come back again further down the road. But for now, he’s elated that he is ❤️Kyungsuk❤️ on her phone now. Seriously, he’s very easy to please. I love it

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    Me tooooo! 😭💔 And here I am watching their bts clips. My bbs be happy! ❤

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      I`m rewatching all – BTS, episodes, MVs, augh my withdrawal is severe

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    Ugh same. I don’t usually rewatch shows but I want to watch it all again a few months later.

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      From time to time, there will be dramas that I revisit and end up squealing and spazzing again like I have never seen them scenes before. My ID is Gangnam Beauty is def that kind of drama for me.

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    That last 2 episodes though frustrated me at some parts. I had absolutely zero emotional stake in SooAh or that creepy sunbae from the beginning. I regret that we had to sit through such waste of valuable screen time to watch the redemption of SooAh (really?) and feel a bit robbed of more cute moments with the lead couple or KS’s time with sister or mom.

    Loved that Drama a lot! too bad it’s ending as I really cared for the main couple. What’s next?
    Oh my ghostess, Healer or She was pretty… or any other suggestions?

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      Among the 3 you mentioned, Healer is my favourite, so I would recommend that. It was my very first bluray director’s cut boxset ever and I discovered my love for watching dramas in super HD quality because of Healer. The plot won me right from the start and loved each and every cliffhanger ^_^ I think Healer remains the most commented recap here on Dramabeans, I remember most the the recaps would have more than a thousand comments. It was that good. Too bad Korea slept on it.

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        @13infamyss thank you for the suggestion, I’m downloading Healer right now!
        I’m happy I found a site Dramaload.se where I can download episodes in FullHD with the Srt subtitle file.
        The websites where you can watch the episode for free streaming are not good enough quality.

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He was embarrassed by her loud Happy Birthday song, but when it got to “Happy Birthday, dear Kyungsukie~~~” part, he returned his gaze back to her and looked at her with so much love.

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The annoying couple.

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    🤣🤣 I thought of you @13infamyss when I was watching this scene! Hehehe and they are also one of those couples who wear the matching sets! But of course in the show, it is extra awesome that MR is able to do that and have their relationship on full public display!

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      HAHAHAHAHHAHA. This annoying couple that I can’t help but love anyways. I totally forgot to make a gif of that matching hoodie! I can’t believe they are this kind of couple – so typical, so normal. I love it.

      Yess, and the fact that she initiates these matching couple stuff – she’s so adorable!

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        I love everything about this couple and how normal and healthy their relationship is, @13infamyss!!

        I actually misread or misunderstood her line as “I bought it for myself” when she gave that hoodie to KS. I thought that MR wanted to share the hoodie so she gets to wear it with his scent on it….which of course in my mind, would have tied in to the theme well….and also wearing comfy oversized boyfriend sweatshirt and t-shirt is the best!

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          LMAO You would love that scene played out before you, @kimbapnoona HAHAHAHAH and mee too I guess for that matter. hahaha. But drama gods aren’t gonna spoil us so much, so we stick to just leaving it in our imagination TT____TT

          Anywaysssss~ isn’t it amazing how she’s initiating public display of their affection now! She used to hate being the centre of attention. Now look at her being all smiles now after being teased by their classmates.

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This Oppa isn’t gonna stop.

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    I love so much that this joke came back in the end! KS is still just KS.

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      hehe we know Kyungsuk – he does not forget!

      I really love the play on the My IDs too:

      Mirae: My ID is Gangnam Beauty
      Kyungusk: My ID is I have a girlfriend

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        The name tag is just too good. I have written a similar comment a couple hours ago that how smart is our boy just to nip all the questions at the bud from the fangirling customers with one simple informative line on the name tag! It also continues to show that KS continues to deal with unwanted attention.

        This joke is not only so cute and is executed perfectly, but I also love how the show throws a little bit of the whole “identity” theme to our hero. Yes the show is about MR”s evolution of how she sees herself, but It is so swoony that KS sees herself as “taken” or “Kang Mi-rae’s”!! *fans self

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          So true, and the fact the he, who used to be so indifferent, takes actions now to ward them off. A nice gesture he’s adapted after dating Mirae.

          Ohhhhh yes I love that! That he’s got his ID too and it revolves around being Mirae’s man. Absolutely adorable.

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Because she requests it, he listens

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    Yeah. And his smile at the end. ❤

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      He raised his eyebrow and smiled at her at the same time. WHY. SO CUTE.

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        I love that the finale makes sure that it is not only about MR’s growth for the last couple episodes but that their relationship also helps KS continue to grow as well.

        I am also starting to realize that for the last couple days when I comment on the show I start the sentence with “I love” or “I just love” A LOT!!! 😂

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          LMAO. That’s been me for longer than I remember. My vocab is limited to love. I don’t even want to use the word “like”, it feels like a sub-word of love and does not express well how much I am in love with the scenes.

          Yes I really love yin yang couples! What other lacks, another fills in. And Mirae and Kyungsuk are like that too. She’s timid, he couldn’t care less. She’s learned not to care too much about every single thing, and he too learned to be sensitive of his surrounding. They complement each other.

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            So beautifully said @13infamyss!

            I know what I really love about the finale? That it ends with the scene of them being teased about the matching hoodies, and then these two line uttered by uri OTP:
            MR: Did I go overboard with the matching hoodies?
            KS: Who cares? Feel free to do everything you want.

            MR is only concerned about the “overdoing” of the public display of their coupledom, and KS is still just, KS……loving MR for who she is and just encourages her to do whatever she desires.

            What an awesome OTP…..oh yes….I miss them so much already…..ottoke @13infamyss?? 😭😭😭

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            @kimbapnoona TT______TT Tell me about it, here we are talking about them couple again, dissecting each and every little thing they do and it’s sinking in me again that this will be the last time we will do it TT______TT That there would be no more reading into their actions, fangirling over the little things they did – no matter how micro-action it was, but we end up noticing them. TT_____TT

            And yessss!!! Thanks for bringing that very last scene up! You are right, some things don’t change, and that’s why they are perfect for each other.

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Taking my dosage of happy pill……

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    **packing the pill to take with me for always!!**

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    I’m so happy with all these gifs! 😍

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      Mirae and Kyungsuk = my source of happiness for 8 weeks, I need to capture these moments and visit them again from time to time.

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    I know I will be rewatching clips of this show to get my dosage of happiness for a long time to come!

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      Yep! I don’t know when I`ll ever get this feel again for a drama, so I`m packing up as many.

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So. He had been observing her in that short amount of time he attended their middle school…….

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    I am really hoping for a flashback montage of him in middle school looking at MR in a distance sometimes with curiosity and sometimes with longing in his eyes 😊

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      I would love to see Mirae’s life in middle school through Kyungsuk’s eyes!

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When your girlfriend cheers you on like you invented basketball….

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    I love how (assumption here) KS and MR bought the haksengs popsicles afterwards! I also kind of wished that MR joined the guys and show how fierce she is even if she is not the best player (and also lots of opportunities for skinship hehe)

    The fact that KS is still talked about as the legendary face genius years later further highlights the pressure and attention MR feared by going public with KS in the beginning.

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      Oh I`m sure she’d be great on the court, our girl is pretty athletic (we believe Hyun Jung!). Tho you’re right lots of skinship will happen and Kyungsuk will def make a joke out of himself 🤣 I can’t get over the fact that he started horsing around with her, but he was left frozen there on the couch while Mirae was still so busy snatching her photo back. LOLOLOLOL.

      Oh I know! And the fact that he was only there for a year! Legendary – he didn’t even know about it.

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        The playful horsing around…their cute whiny voices….the look of frozen KS with his right arm in the air are just priceless…….I also understand why he needed all that liquid courage to pull the decisive next move 😆

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          HAHAHAHAH Kyungsuk’s right arm up in the air – I cannot unsee this. OMG.

          Yep def needed that soju in the system. They both had their soju intake, bet it had never tasted so great until last night…………….

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How time flies. bbs are not so bbs anymore TT___TT Gone were the awkward, dorky, silly dates…..

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    I just love how many crescent eye smiles we are seeing now from KS feeling this kind of love and happiness for the first time in his life…..*sobs

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      He really smiled a whole lot this episode. I can say the same thing with Mirae too. They’re so in love, it’s blinding…..

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    Omg, KS looks so cute here!

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    Still can’t get enough with his eyes, he is so in love with Mirae😘

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    Let’s see here………MR’s thumb, KS’s thumb, MR’s index finger, KS’s index finger, MR’s middle finger, KS’s middle finger, MR’s ring finger, KS’s ring finger, MR’s pinky, KS’s pinky……is this interlocking fingers hand holding I am seeing? 😱😱😱

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      Hand holding upgraded! Yey! 👏🙈😂

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        Let’s see how else they can up this hand holding……..

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          Hand holding with handcuff?

          Sorry, I’ll see myself out.

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            HAHHAHA Okay Mrs. Grey, please do not give this sort of idea to our pure Kyungsuk. 😂

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            @13infamyss No, I’m thinking more of like a crime situation where they’re running away from police, but this is totally out of context situation😂

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            I think the next step would be locking their toes?
            If this happens, not sorry, I will never let myself out.

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            @noobita LMAO. My brain just shut off when I read handcuff. 🤣🤣🤣

            @kimbapnoona HAHHHAHAHA please. let’s all lock ourselves in the same room while we watch…………..

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            @kimbapnoona if that happens, let’s lock ourselves together and squee and spazz together

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            @13infamyss, lol, I can totally see why our mind heading that way because of handcuff~XD

            Also, if there’s that kind of room, I would love to join the spazz. XD

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            @wakimary, @noobita @13infamyss
            Okay I admit that it is a little ridiculous that an ahjumma like me is squeeing over imaginary interlocking toes, but would an addict ever even try to explain why crack is so delicious? It just IS!!
            You guys get it, right? I thank you.😭😭😭

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            @kimbapnoona @noobita @wakimary I share the same sentimen!. And really, we don’t need explanation – interlocking toes do not need explanation – “it just is”! LOL

            Our bbs just started dating (first kiss ever and all!) but our minds already went wild. But I know our Kyungsuk-bb, his hormones have been raging so bad lately, he`ll explode one of these days.

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            @kimbapnoona, @wakimary @13infamyss, totally geddit, I’m feeling weirded out because I still able to get butterfly because of this drama and I’m like I’m too old to feel things like this~ XD but yeah it’s a crack~

            Seeing how giddy we are, we totally look like those ahjummas who loves to play Cupid 😂

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      HAHHAHAHAHAHHA. I love them details.

      Yo, the spaces between their fingers are filled perfectly? So matched made.

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    Hahaha. I can’t even count how many times KS initiated the hand holding! 😂

    And yay! The hype’s so reaaaaaaalll! I keep on playing that last scene! 😂 Their chemistry is so on point and 🔥!

    OMG! And that smile from KS! ❤ Wow! They’re so adorable!

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      He’s been wanting to do that, so no surprise there that he can’t contain his smile. LOL

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    Once again my cheeks hurt from grinning like an idiot.

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    beyond our expectations..I love this episode, not only because of this scene and all their lovey dovey adorkable scenes together.

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    He looks away with that “I’m so happy and cool that I pulled that off so smoothly!” look.
    He is just so adorkably adorable….

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When Mirae showed him her face that she loathed – her face that she fixed so well there was no trace of her old physical self anymore, even if it were only for 3 seconds long, he realized how right he was….

Whether it’s the face from middle school or the face right now, Mirae is Mirae. He then looks up and stares at her new face – yep, it’s the same girl he fell in love with and so much more right at that moment. There is no difference.

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    This scene is too precious! ❤ So happy that they found and love each other.

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      I`m very happy too. They are perfect for each other.

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        Don’t we all wish to be loved by someone who completely accepts who we are, despite what we might consider our worse selves?
        What an incredible message from KS.

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“Fall in love with someone who wants you, who waits for you. Who understands you even in the madness; Someone who helps you, and guides you, someone who is your support, your hope.

Fall in love with someone who talks with you after a fight. Fall in love with someone who misses you and wants to be with you….”

Happy Friday, everyone! ^_____^

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Hahaha guys, it’s official – I’m crazy. Went to Sephora today for lunch&look what I found and gifted myself today for totally no reason at all other than the fact that I’m crazy and possessed! 😂😂😂 #THEpomeloscent #YESigotmiraescent #AtelierCologne #MyIDisGangnanBeauty #MyIDisUberCrazy #ThisCostMe160bucks #CreditCardMaxedOut #ButHappyFangirlHeart

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    #GaveInToTheTemptationCalledPPL
    #LetsSeeIfBoyfriendLovesTheScentTooLikeKyusunkDoes
    #HeBetter

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    Omg! 😍

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      I know 😭😭😭😭 I didn’t even expect this at Sephora cuz as per their website, it’s only available online but… they have like a big shrine for Atlier Cologne in the fragrance section! Lots of scents to choose from. I had no idea this was a big thing in my local too that they have a shrine for it.

      I got so excited posting these while at the mall and stupid free wifi wasn’t working, now I’m close to maxing my data😭😭😭

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    Omg, describe the scent please~✨

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      It’s very fruity!!! When I first sprayed it, I was taken aback by how much fruity it smelled, but the longer it lingers on you, the better it smells…. or maybe I just got used to it? 🤔🤔

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        Oh fruity? I love fruity scent~
        but the longer it lingers on you, the better it smells
        So the dry-down is good, glad to hear that. You get used to it means it’s not bad at all, we can conclude Mirae indeed got good taste in perfume, hee~

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          It’s prob because I`m more into floral scent, so perhaps, you`ll like this scent way better than I do. But yes, lol, she has good taste in perfume, no wonder Kyungsuk liked it overtime – it’s a scene you get used to lol.

          Hope you`ll find it in your local too! I`m pretty sure it would be available in any cosmetics stores.

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        I love fruity smells. I’ll go to Sephora and gift my wife 1 bottle 🙂

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          yay! hope she likes it! and that I hope she’s watching My ID is Gangnam Beauty, so she can relate 🙂

          If you can (cuz really these are no cheap), gift yourself the Clementine California 🙂 🙂

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            I didn’t see them at Sephora here (Bangkok) but there is an Atelier Cologne shop 🙂
            Unfortunately she’s not really into KDramas yet (Work in progress) but i’m sure she will love it if it’s fruity.
            As for myself, Clementine it is! i’ll try it, Thank you

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            @nico-ishk heheh you with Clementine California scent and your wife with Pomelo Paradis♥️ You guys would def have Mirae-Kyungsuk feel together. That’s so cute.

            well hopefully she jumps on the bandwagon soon I call KDrama craze!

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            @13infamyss ah now I get it, Clementine California is KS’s smell.. I missed that.

            I’m hooked since 2015, my first ever Kdrama was absolutely mesmerizing: “The Princess’ Man”, still my fav drama (I guess it has a special place in my heart). watched about 40 of them now and completely addicted.
            Very rare I watch a currently airing drama, I hate the week to week suspense… I prefer to wait until the drama is finished and marathon through (or watch at my own pace).

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    I confess, this label seems ugly. Sorry, said it. I would really like to know what it smells like. Any similar famous perfume? Crazy price but that’s perfume. If you loved it, good purchase!

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      I`m not a fan of the packing either. I was kind of scared touching those perfume at the store cuz as you can see in the 3rd pic, they’re placed so close to each other and you end up clinking the bottles putting them back.

      Hmmmmm it’s kind of hard for me to describe the scent as I don’t collect fruity scents. I`m into floral – Chloe is my favourite, but Pomelo Paradis is like…… it’s very fruity – strong orangey (though they have an orange scent available too) smell when you spray it. But when it settles in your skin, it doesn’t smell as orangey anymore. It does still smell like fruit (hahah sorry I suck at describing!)

      You def do not want to spray it all over your body though (or house!) like Mirae did, cuz it’s quite… strong.

      It is crazy price! It’s def not something I’d buy again LOL. I went crazy for a moment there when I saw a whole “shrine” of Atelier Cologne. This perfume seems popular in where I live cuz it has like 2 stalls for Atelier perfume alone.


      Stall 1 = where you can test scents

      Stall 2 – All the boxes. There was only one left of Pomelo Paradise! Phew~ I got it. xDD

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        Only one left? Could there be a secret fan base for My ID is Gangnam Beauty in your city who all wanted the Mi-rae scent?

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          LMAAAAO. I`m cracking – I didn’t have time to look around for Pomelo Paradis, so the lady who helped me was like “I am so sure I saw that Pomelo Paradis!” She looked so hard for it – went to the back to check, and when she check out each and every box on the shelf again (the second pic), she finally found it – second shelf farthest right. LOL. We were like WOW. ONLY ONE LEFT, didn’t even have a label and price. hahahah.

          So yep, I guess I`m not the one wanting to own Mirae scent that Kyungsuk loves. hehehe.

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          My city is very very small tho, so this is making me shookt – that I almost did not get Pomelo Paradis today

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        Thanks for the pics! What a crazy stall. Can I ask where you live? I would have tried all of them, love fruity smells.

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    Give your boyfriend a chance to dislike it first, so he gets a chance to utter these lines:
    “I used to hate it so much, but I like it now” followed by hugging you from the back, hands held.

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      HHAHAHAHA, I know my boi, he’d be getting goosebumps watching my chick flick dramas, much more do these. LOLOL He’d prob be like did you shower in orange juice today? 😂😂😂 Watch it, imma get him Clementine California, and we would be DoRae couple too 😂

      But on a serious note, I’ve had the scent on my wrist for hours now, and it’s actually quite good. Less fruity now than when I first sprayed it.

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        *opens calendar and schedules a Sephora visit for this weekend

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          I`ll def need another visit to Sephora too cuz I didn’t know what Mirae got for Kyungsuk. I had to check it ep 14 again for that – I need to smell that Clementine California!

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      *thinking to experiment this with durian perfume, if it exists.

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        LOL whut. Durian?

        I googled what durian was and I don’t need to know what it is… the fact that this question first popped up when you google durian says it all 😂😂

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      Omg! I’m too late but am laughing while reading the comments! 😂😂😂

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    Wowza!! A true fan girl indeed. Based on your description I don’t think I will like it. But still want to check out the store.

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Cuz really, her expression is gif worthy………

For the first time ever, he appreciates someone’s beauty
For the first time ever, she looks so happy hearing it.

This word that used to chain them down has become the something they can easily say and accept now. I love their healthy relationship 😭😭

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    Are they wearing school uniform?

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      I wonder if they are heading back to their middle school for an reunion and this would be he opportunity for MR to confront and resolve some of her painful memories?

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        Ohhh that would be a nice way to close that chapter of her life! I hope this is true. It would be great to see that big part of her life getting wrapped up nicely.

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        and having their own version of middle school yearbook. it is grandiose indeed.

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          Awwwwwww. That would be awesome, I think I`m gonna cry if this happens!

          speaking of yearbook, I`m glad tho that nobody had seen what Mirae looked like in middle school. Soo Ah did go great lengths to find out what she looked like, and I`m glad she never did.

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            I am also quite surprised (and amazed) that the photographer and editor of the yearbook decided to not put any single of Mirae’s picture on it, like they tried to but just give up and respect her opinion. Also, Mirae often got bullied for her looks, yet nobody else ever taking a single picture of her, so that’s why Sooah will never found it :’D

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    She’s beautiful, indeed! I’m so proud of them! ♥

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      TT____TT They both grow individually and together in their relationship, and they’re just starting.

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    I love Kyungseok because he always treats Mirae like his queen <3

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Be still my beating heart…….

IS IT FRIDAY YET???????????? 😱😱😱

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