Will there be another dimension, another body, that can give us an alternate ending?

…..To see you, just to see you, from past to future, I only want to see you. Across hundreds and thousands of timelines, we will find each other in the sea of faces …#SomedayOrOneDay

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    Such a great OST. It definitely speaks of what this OTP is going through

    Could there be a miracle, a silver living, for us to meet again?

    I wish to travel through every alternative timeline to find you in every past and future

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    I’m not watching this, but this is so fucking beautiful!!!

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    I am definitely planning to dive into this drama as soon as it finishes airing just because I know that the suspense will kill me especially with just one episode a week!! 😆 Thank you for posting Fam.

    I really like Greg Hsu ever since watching him in Love in Sandstorm a couple years ago and have been anticipating him to be in a good drama!

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      Kimbaaaaap! Please be my theory buddy!!😭😭😭😭😭 there’s only 3 eps left. And no episode for next week because of Chinese New Year 😭 I’m really liking the show except for the psychothriller genre it add. Outie and I have decided that bit was lame writing unfortunately. Other than that I really like the twists and turns. And their timeless love story… Like, you kinda know what’s going on, but when they revealed the story behind their timeless love, it… it truly is soooo beautiful….

      My feels for this drama are highs and lows. Beginning of Episode 10, I was soooo happy because OTP 😭 then hated the cliffhanger… this drama def makes my emotions fluctuates. If I ever successfully tempt you to check out episode 1 right now, there will be endless of theories forming that we can talk about. I guarantee lol. My theories change every episode 🤣🤣

      And Greg Hsu is def someone to watch out for! Can’t believe this is his first major role! His smiles… 😭😍 and I am not confused which roles he plays in this drama. I can say the same thing for Alice Ke too.

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        I didn’t know that @outofthisworld is watching this as well!! Two of my fav Beanie buds!!!

        Also Fam, your 11 😭 emoji plea convinced me to start watching this right away….I just need a little time to prepare myself for the emotional roller coaster ride!! 🤣 I sort of already accidentally spoiled myself with the basic setup of the story so feel free to discuss on the wall if needs to be! Hopefully the writer won’t make the ending a super fantasy disaster despite how awesome and swoony the love story it is!

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          E did mention this drama made her swore tooo much 🤣🤣 I still don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing? 🤔 now, I’m Not sure if she had dropped this series by now because of that one genre we disliked. FYI – We seemed to be the only one not liking that twist. The rest of the online Chinese community and MDL seemed to love every bit of this show 🤔 Yea we are weird…..

          The Spoiler of the basic setup of the story should be fine I think. I started this series knowing what the premise was like. I had a meltdown beginning of Episode 8 reveal and said to myself I needed stop and take a breather……. 😖😖 I had been itching to tell E what I saw and when she did get to Episode 8, her reaction to it was amazing! It did not disappoint! 🤣🤣 Hopefully you have not seen Episode 8 spoiler yet and I would be looking forward if you were gonna have the same reaction as we did! Lol!

          Hopefully the “little time prep” should be done this week!! 😬😬😬😬

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            Also beautiful OSTs they have here. I wondered if the time travelling song here is a song from your childhood 🤔

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If I could really go back to the past, I wouldn’t find myself…

I would find you… And tell you….

….that I am your future…” – Huang Yu Xuan #SomedayOrOneDay

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    Aw, this sounds beautiful!

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      Their love story is beautiful! By episode 8, things have come “full circle” with their story… but then I think about it… it’s a circle – when did it actually actual start?

      But it’s a circle meaning their story has no beginning nor end. Their love story is timeless and endless; I believe that’s what this drama is pointing out to us. It’s great. ^____^

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If there’s one day that I could go back to in the past, then I would want to go to before I met you. Even if it’s a day before, it’s okay. Because there is something I want to tell the me who hadn’t met you yet….

….I want to tell him that one day you will meet a girl that you really, really, really, like. No matter what happens, you can never let her go…” – Wang Quan Sheng #SomedayOrOneDay

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    I loved when he said that. That guy just pours emotions out of his eyes 😭

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      Gasssp! Are you watching this Rumi?? You’re not telling!

      Greg Hsu is the new bb to watch! I checked MDL and he doesn’t have a lot of lead roles! Unfortunate when he is nailing his roles here!

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        I told you twice I watched 3 episodes! I just have to rewatch them in order now. I wish someone had recapped this (soompi perhaps?) so I wouldn’t have to totally rewatch everything.
        My non linear drama watching habit has completely thrown me for a loop in this time-schmime drama.

        Greg Hsu kinda looks like Austin Lin to me, but softer. I had to check mdl to see who the actor was, because he looked an awful lot like Austin Lin to me.

        I’m so sold on this ML, I’d love to see him in more dramas. May drama gods bless us with non edgy subbed cdramas! (Plus a not annoying FL & good dubbing, is that too much to ask for?!)

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          Lol I replied to your comment before we talked about Someday or One Day on discord.

          I’ve seen Austin Lin from Unexpected and yes he and Greg do look alike! I see the resemblance now that. And they’re both Taiwanese!

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            Exactly, they’re both Taiwanese which is why I checked.

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So I cannot stop thinking about #SomedayOrOneDay

I thought I was losing interest by Episodes 5-7 because it went into the direction I was not comfortable with. Too dark and twisted for my taste. But Episodes 8 and 9 are so good. The reveals in these two episodes answered the question of the main plot. But these give more twists that needed to be unravelled!!! 😱 Oh wells, at least I have now a better picture of what is going on with these time travelling / alternate universe / body swapping or whatever this is. And I’m glad this drama answered little details like why was her favourite birthday cake taro and how and when did the song from 1998 become the couple song.

The beginning of episode 8 was so sad and triggering. I needed to pause and take a breather. Wang Quan Sheng of 2010, I love you. I wish you knew you weren’t alone in the world.

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Currently Watching – #SomedayOrOneDay

The story starts off with female lead’s company launching a new app that shows you your doppelgänger. That somewhere out there, there is someone you look alike. When she used her boyfriend’s face on the app, she was surprised to see faces that not only looked like his but hers too in one pic. So there are two doppelgängers….

Episode 1 highlights the female lead’s sad love story. In 2019, she\’s basically a living dead, getting through the days of her life without him. In every step, you were with her in her grief, her coping mechanisms, and how we learned she had never really moved on at all. Time had stopped for her. Her birthday celebrations that were once beautiful memories for her were something she could not look back on anymore.

The drama is labelled as timeslip romance, but I think it is more than that. By episode 2, my head is swirling with a lot of theories, possibilities of where this drama might be headed. Right now, I`m under the impression that this is a tale about alternate universes. That is, in another timeline, there is someone who looks like you living a whole different world. It made me remember a popular manga called Orange.

My theory right now is the two alternate universes will parallel eventually. The highschool students of the past will grow up and catch up with the present time that has the adults in it. How that’s going to work and be convincing in its fantasy world, I`m very curious to find out. I’ve only seen four episodes so far and I`m really liking it. I`m hoping I`m not setting myself up to frustrations and disappointments!

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    Auugh so painful to watch 😭😭

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    I’m looking forward to seeing this but also looking forward to seeing 30 plus other shows 😂 hope i get to it someday.

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      Pleaaaaase watch wapzzzz. Need to discuss crazy theories!!! My theories change each episode 🙈🙈🙈 although I think episode 3 has the best cliffhanger so far. I’ve only seen up to episode 5.

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    I’m on episode 8 and theories keep popping! I hope it will have a satisfying conclusion.

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      How are you liking it it so far mango? I’m on episode 5 and I keep changing my theories. I think he’s actually falling for the present female lead, not the past. That’s when he started thinking about her as more Than a friend! One of my earliest theories is that in 2019, he’s purposely gifting her things that remind her of Wang Quan Sheng so that she could travel back in time and save the girl that he loved (her doppelgänger). But in episodes 4-5 keep hinting that they might be the same person but the logic doesn’t make sense as female lead pointed out. In 1998, Wang Quan Sheng was only 5 years old. Theories! Theories! Theories! I hope that ending satisfies us too. So far so good, but I’m not really feeling that psycho thriller being added into the mix at episode 5 cliffhanger 😤

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        I like it a lot and for an answer, we get more questions. Your brain will keep working, believe me! I think the psycho thriller plot will connect to the time travel/exchanged bodies soon.

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          I am looking forward to it then! I’m excited to build more crazy theories!!!

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    I wanted to start this one but I don’t wanna waaaaait and my Chinese isn’t in a level to watch raw episodes yet T_T

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      Neeneeeeerrr! Watch it please. 9 English subbed episodes are out! I’m dying to talk about crazy theories about this drama!! 😭 Please be my theory-mate? 😉

      I’m hoping to see episode 6 tonight.

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        For you Famy, I’ll check ep1 😉 None of the Kdramas except for CLOY is taking my interest, so let’s see where this drama will take me xD

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          Episode 3 has the best cliffhanger for me so far. MDL says the first 2 episodes were not that good and abit confusing but on the contrary, I liked them. By begging episode 2, my brain is swirling with theories lol.

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            I didn’t really read everything you posted because I was planning on watching this too (avoid spoiling myself). Read a few lines of reviews from MDL that didn’t say much of the plot, basically I know nothing so I will get back to you sooooon since I’m about to start ep2 >.<

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            OMO! What do you think so far! We can discuss episode 1! The female lead’s journey to “getting over” (or lack thereof) is really sad. I felt her her loss, her grief, her sorrow, her longing for her lover who can never be with her anymore was so sad. Her yearly birthday montage got to me 💔

            Seeing the cliffhanger of episode 1, I immediately thought this drama might be a tale of alternate universes. In another timeline, they existed, lived a different life and had a different name.

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            Famy~~~FAMY~~ what did you get me into???? Now I have to finish watching all the current eps. Just finished ep3!

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            Acccccck!!!!!! Now you know what made me shookt!!!! 😱😱😱 I was also holding my breath beginning of episode 4! Like OHMIGOD! Anyways I just finished episode 6 and that cliffhanger from episode 3 is still the most jawdropping so far! But mid-episode 6 had me so shoooookt too. I can’t wait for you to see that bit to know what I’m talking about. Not that I’m asking you to get to episode 6 fast but YES! hurry up and get to episode 6 fast! 🤣🤣🤣

            My brain is all messed up now. I think all my theories are wrong 😅

            Share me your theories when you get a moment!!!

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            I’ll get there in 3hrs? I knew it was LWY/WQS behind her on the bus. I’m still confused with the dream and all that. And if Mo(hearing aid guy) really did do that.

            Still on ep 4 and this doctor is a classmate!

            As you can read, I’m not getting the names and my brain is fried!

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            Neeeeener!!!!! I’ve caught up and saw episode 9 so early this morning! lol 2am -____- what is sleep!

            I feel like Episode 5-7 dragged because it went into the direction I was uncomfortable with. It was too dark for my taste and I didn’t sign up for that. When it jumped to 2010, questions were answered and I really enjoyed this timeline.

            When I got to beginning of Episode 8, I had to pause to take a breather because omg what was that reveal????? Anyways my interest with the drama definitely swing back at Episodes 8 and 9. Things have gone full circle by this time, at least with the main plot. And more questions popped up as they gave us more answers. But I enjoyed these two episodes because it definitely answered the mundane questions like: why was her favourite birthday cake taro, how and when did that song from 1998 become their couple songs

            Indeed, my favourite timeline is the one between 2010-2019.

            Regarding Mo Jun Jie – I can only say I loved the three-member squad in 1998 -___- sob. Hopefully that doesn’t change anytime soon.

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            That’s early!

            Ep5-7 felt like another universe. Honestly, I didn’t buy the time-slip thing until ep8. I thought it was just HYX forgetting her past due to what happened and LZW finding ways to make the culprit (Dr Xie, I’m still on the fence of Mo Jun Jie killing Yun-ru). But then ep8 happened and now we are entering a new timeline.

            I’m so bad with names TT_TT

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            One of my earliest theories is that Yu Xuan travelled back in time to save Quan Sheng in the present therefore messing up the timelines of both. And another one was that Li Zi Wei caught up with the present timeline and he wanted Yu Xuan to travel back in time to save Yun Ru, the one he actually loved.

            But nope, the reveal was that Li Zi Wei was the frequent time traveller crossing and swapping bodies in different times…. I was like whoooa. And then that preview in episode of episode 9. Oh dear. He’s stuck in this vicious cycle of time travelling to save his love ones and to meet the love of his life because nothing is changing!! Where is episode 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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            Riiiiiight??? The waiting game begins! Why did we catch up so fast!?

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            I forgot to talk about Mo Jun Jie – seeing episode 9, I’m inclined to think he didn’t kill her…. Either she committed suicide and he took the blame for letting it happen before his eyes, or maybe she was already dead when he found her and still took the blame for failing to save her.

            My heart would break so much if he actually did…. But that psycho class representative who is Yun Xuan’s shrink in the present def is involved in all this mess.

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            Same thoughts with MJJ.

            I’m thinking about what else to say and suddenly I felt sad Famy. These kids, Chen Yun-ru,Wang Quan Sheng (2010 ver), and Mo Jun Jie — the life they had…..

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            It’s very sad, neener. 💔 I know. The ones who shut themselves out from the world have the most melancholic and tragic turn around of events. You are correct, they all do not exist in the present time. 💔 That’s what they have in common. So sad.

            Also, I’ve read this comment on MDL and I couldn’t agree more.

            Every time I look at Mo Junjie, I feel his loss. He is the only person in the entire drama who truly misses Chen Yunru and likes her the way she is. He is also the first one to believe HYX that she is not CYR. While others are high-fiving HYX-CYR, he watches her with trouble eyes. 💔

            So true. While everyone else was happy about the change, he was the only one longing for the old Chen Yun Ru.

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            My heart aches for these characters.

            That comment about MJJ is so true. He said it on ep7 or ep8 that he liked Chen Yun Ru as she is and that she didn’t have to change. He truly liked her as her. Can they have their own alternate universe?

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            Can they have their own alternate universe?

            * Sob * 😭😭 I wish they are somewhere living in an alternate universe and happy.

            I’m hoping Li Zi Wei has a stickie on his timeline board for all of them three (and not just for Mo Jun Jie!) that has something written to save all of them! I hope he’s on a mission to make sure all of them survives. 😭

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            Here’s to hoping that he is. *crossing fingers*

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My Beanie Level progress. Inspired by @Katakwasabi Kat’s beanie level’s screenshots, I`m sharing screenshots of my beanie levels. The website I stole these from unfortunately did not capture my Reply 1988’s header. 💔 But here they are with date stamps of approximately when I levelled up according to that website.

Level 1: Candy – April 25, 2017 : Probably this was the time I registered an account with Dramabeans.

Level 2: Jang Geu-rae – October 25, 2017

Level 3: Water Maid : Unfortunately, the website didn’t provide me a screenshot of this level. 💔

Level 4: Noble Idiot – August 29, 2018 : This was around the time I came out of lurking and became active on DB for the first time because of My ID is Gangnam Beauty

Level 5: Eunuch in drag – October 29, 2018

* See more levels in the comments below *

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    Level 6: Chaebol’s poor doppelganger – December 29, 2018

    Level 7: The Goblin’s Underpants – February 28, 2019

    Level 8: Wrongly Accused Fugitive – April 7, 2019

    Level 9: Errand Boy – June 30, 2019 : I’ve only been an errand boy for half a month! 😭

    Level 10: Rooftop room dweller – January 2, 2020

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      I’ve only been an errand boy for half a month! 😭

      Typo again 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ I wish I proofread before posting. I meant half a YEAR **** 😅

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      Oh wow, you had to post over 2000 comments to get to next level, i can’t even start complaining yet. Goes to post more… Hahahh

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        Yeah I think the higher the level is, the more comments you had to leave before you level up. And I mostly hang around the fanwall, so it is much harder for me level up now.

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    And here was my Reply 1988 DB header that I did not change until Arsenal Military Academy came.

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    This is very useful for my level up algorithm research thank you…

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Sad moment of truth 💔💔

Excessive spazzing over Gu Yanzhen on the fanwall has got me booted out of Healer-oppa’s happy camp. 😭

Sorry Healer-oppa, I disappointed you. I didn’t want to leave. I wanted to forever serve you as your errand girl

Mianhe. Ottoke. 😭

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    My greatest fear last month came true 😢😢

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      Congratulations! I didn’t want to leave either. Now I’m hanging out with the Just Between Lovers crew so it’s not all bad.

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        Thank you!! I`m so glad to know I wasn’t the only one sad leaving him. 😭😭

        But look! Uri oppa dropped by and prepared something for us!

        My heart!!! Uri oppa is the best! 😭😭

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    I am sorry to hear that. Don’t worry oppa will understand. I’ll comfort him for you. 😉

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      Thank you my former comrade *sniff* *sob*

      You are right, oppa does understand… He visited me right away and got me something to cheer me up…

      Such a thoughtful oppa!! Where else will we find like him. 😭😭

      I’ll comfort him for you. 😉

      I`m devastated that I`m not there anymore with you all to comfort him.. 😭😭 Please treasure every moment you are with him….

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        Awww….. oppa is the best! No worries. I’ll be here for a long while and probably need a loan sometimes in the future to move in to the coveted rooftop. At times like that, it’s good tk know someone in that position to do so. 😎

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    Commiserations on your promotion to the rooftop.

    And welcome!

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      Thank you for the sympathies and warm welcome! Some familiar faces have dropped by, so I am not too devastated anymore.

      Thank you again for making me feel better in my new home. I think I`ll fit in well with you guys around. 🤗

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    Congrats!

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    Wait? You’re complaining about leveling up and getting a rooftop apartment with spectacular views? Man, kids these days are weird. I’ve recently been forced into the loan shark biz. I’m running it from rooftop which I will not leave, thank you very much, so if you need a loan, you know where to find me.

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      I`m sorry for my emotional breakdown. I was kicked out of my comfort place next to Healer-oppa very late last night. And no one wants to be moving homes at nighttime. There were no uhaul service open that late too. Mianhe…

      But oppa here leap through rooftop after rooftop to come see me…..

      So swoonworthy. 💘💘 So I am fine now.

      Also… I ran into Cha Eun Woo dongsaeng…..

      and Kwak Dong Yeon dongsaeng while I was ugly crying……

      Well… let’s just say that was quite a sight, I had to pause and ogle….

      I’ve recently been forced into the loan shark biz. I’m running it from rooftop which I will not leave, thank you very much, so if you need a loan, you know where to find me.

      Errr, I ran into this hottie oppa who looks really shady during my stroll…..

      You’re not in any way related to this hottie yet looking shady oppa, are you, ma’am???? I thought I saw your side profile… But that maybe just me cuz my eyes were obstructed by my non-stop tearing up.

      But I want to make sure that you’re running a legit loan office and not conning me, ma’am???

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        I’ve been in touch with Park Hu-ja asking her to mentor me, as I think she is a particularly stylish and sarcastic shark business woman.

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          Business woman….. uhhh…

          Smh. Smh. Smh. You almost got me there, egads. Thanks for the heart of gold ad; I won’t let ads, PPLs ruin me.

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    Congrats on the leveling up! I will bring you some new wallpaper featuring your oppa! 😁😂😂

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      Thank you much Ayan 😘😘😘 I knew I could count on beanies in my most difficult times. Thank you..

      Just sharing you some swoonworthy events that happened last night…. Healer-oppa came to visit me last night and said I’d be alright too. The smile and soft looks he gave me while hanging out at my place, look!

      I’ll be okay. Thanks to all of you 💘💘

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    Oh no I feel partly responsible, sorry for making you move out at night 13infamyss! 🙈😂😅😘

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      💔💔💔 I have to sadly admit this was my fault too. I got too selfish and kept the GU boys to myself. Karma came right back at me fast 💔💔💔💔

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        It’s alright, even Manting wanted to have Gu for herself. It’s understandable to wanting to have them for oneself ❤😘

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    congratulations for the level up 😀

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🎉 🎊 🥳 Happy New Year, beanies! 🎉 🎊 🥳

I missed my chance yesterday to share the 2019 dramas I saw, but here is my list!

2019 was definitely the year of C-Dramas for me. I have seen more C-dramas from prior years in 2019 as well which were not captured in the screencap.

Looking at this list, I realized that I started the year gushing over Gu Wei Yi (#PutYourHeadOnMyShoulder) and ended the year obsessing over Gu Yanzhen (#ArsenalMilitaryAcacdemy)! Fun fact: They happened to be peculiar, weirdo, and funny male leads as too! 💘 And sometime in this middle of 2019, I spazzed over Gun (#GoGoSquid) which @lugirl131415 had pointed out. So I call 2019 my Gu year! Thank you for all the entertainment you’ve brought to me in 2019, my Gu bbs! 💘 💘

I`m looking forward to what 2020 has in store for us, drama addicts! Here are the dramas I`m currently watching:

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    Introducing my Gu babes…

    Gu Wei Yi….

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    #TheLegends was the very last drama I saw in 2019. I legit finished it yesterday! Hmmmm… I don’t really recommend the show, but lemme share you some goodies.

    This. My blue haired bb.

    This drama did him dirty! How dare! I need justice for him! 😭 😭

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      Bai Lu… I love her so much. The drama did her dirty too. I need justice for her. 😭

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      His sneaky smiles killed me… 💘

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        Happy Gu Year!!!! Here’s hoping we see more unique and loveable characters this year 🤗😁

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          Absolutely Ayan! Definitely looking forward to 2020 male leads who will take us by storm and we go completely crazy for! I`m excited to meet them.

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    Yes for When We Were Young! Hua Biaou completely different won my heart!

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    Happy New Year 13infamyss! 😄Going to start Put Your Head On My Shoulder, glad to hear that you liked it!

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      Gu Wei Yi is my cutie physicist. I, along with fellow beanies (of course!), went crazy for him in the spring of 2019 😀😀

      Honestly throw me nice male leads my way, they are automatic watch! And Gu Wei Yi was this super nice male lead from day 1….. Enjoy watching, hope you`ll like it!

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        Just finished the first episode and he is indeed very cute😄 I love nice (and somewhat crazy) male leads. It feels like this drama will be very fluffy and cute. Love the sounds effects they use 😂 Feels like I’ll go crazy for him too 😍

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          Huehehhe I`m glad you’re liking him!! He’s a very adorable character. It has cute OST too. You haven’t heard “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” OST yet, but once it comes on (prob mid-series), you`ll like that song too ^___^

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    Happy New Year!

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Gu Yanzhen Appreciation Post Episodes 30 – 48

To the character that rocked the last quarter of my year, thank you for all the fun and craziness! You will be missed. 😭💘 #ArsenalMilitaryAcademy

* See Comments Below *

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    I dunno why he had to remove his scarf, but he looked hot removing it!

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      He’s ready to fight.. like bring it on!

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        Even when fighting, so swoonworthy! 🙈

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          Yes, and also he didn’t care that they outnumber him, he just wanted to protect her!

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    My impatient bb.

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    Taking the fight flirting to a new level…

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    bb being bullied…

    Okay, well, he kind of deserved it, but my heart cannot handle. Poor bb 😭

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      I can imagine him complaining to her that he was hurt, has a booboo and needs to be nursed.

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        🤣🤣🤣 LOLOL. Moon, that is exactly what he is going to do! I can totally picture that happening in my head.

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    When you ask Gu Yanzhen to be subtle….

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    Hottie babe 💘💘💘

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    This is so hilarious.
    Gu Yanzhen flexing in front of Xiang Xiang Part 1 😂

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    Gu Yanzhen flexing in front of Xiang Xiang Part 2 🤣

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    What is he actually doing? 😂

    He shows off too much in front of Xiang Xiang. LMAO.

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    We don’t get to see Yanzhen putting his wedge cap on, hey? Here’s one of them

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    Being extra again. On a motorbike this time.

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      I didn’t notice this !

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        Huehehehhe…. there were many things going on in this scene ngl. Xiang Xiang on the passenger seat doing a Jiayou fist to Huang Song. Yanlin sprinkling Huang Song with water, Huang Song running on to the track with a big log on his shoulder. And then there’s Yanzhen….. on the right corner of the screen being extra driving that bike, just because… 🤣

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      I loved this part! I only noticed this on my rewatch!

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        Huehehhe…….. as wapz mentioned, Yanzhen-moments can happen anytime! At any place!

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      loved this x)

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    OMO! I found another double wink!

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    Yanzhen, you’re the best.

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    He wants to play flirt with Xiang Xiang again.

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    When he showed up behind Xiang Xiang, my heart skipped a beat. He smiled like this, my heart melted.

    💘💘💘💘

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    I LOVE THIS MOMENT!
    When he walked up behind her.

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    Thank you. I miss you.

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    BONUS: OMO. I found another clip of Xiang Xiang picking up Yanzhen’s habit!!!

    Such a cutie!!!!!

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    BONUS: I like moments like this when Xiang Xiang holds onto Yanzhen. So endearing to watch

    My heart 💘

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    A beautiful Christmas present I received from uri beloved Bea @lugirl131415.

    Did not see her present? She zoomed it in for me.

    Still Couldn’t see? She zoomed in more. 😂😂

    I told her I couldn’t see the ring clearly this time. Bless her heart, she enlarged it more for me. 🤣

    She tells me this isn’t photoshopped. I believe her. 😉 HUEHHEHEHEHE! I love you, bea 💘 Thank you much. 😘 😘

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      LOL
      Awesome ring !

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        Isn’t it!!! This is our family’s heirloom now and will go down the generation 😆

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          Thank YOU, dear unni~
          Of course it’s not photoshopped. As Kevin’s lil’ sis, I can confirm that he likes to stare at it during his free time!

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            OMO 💘💘 𝐓hank you for all these validations, Bea. I am happy now that you are related to Xu Kai and can feed me this type of information!

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      OMG, this is hilarious!
      I think @shindy would have another say in this, though! LOL!

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        hahahah. I totally don’t mind sharing. The more Yanzhen love, the better. So I totally support Shindy and everyone loving Yanzhen the same. Although, let’s be real, Yanzhen’s first pick would be me 😉😉😉

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        It must be before I met him ?

        Just kidding 😂 What could I say though ? I’m just thankful to @13infamyss to let me love him.
        Also thank you for all the gifs, I will treasure them !

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          Hahahahaha. Shindy, doesn’t matter if he met you first or not, fate and destiny, and stars have aligned, what’s meant for me meant for me 😘 huehehhe.

          Thanks for spazzing with me Shindy!! 💘

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            Pffft.. I don’t believe in this fate or destiny whatever you’re calling 😂

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      Well, I guess it’s time to change my name

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        Hahahahaha speaking of changing names, I freaked that Bea and Xu Kai happened to share the same birthday! Like really?! Not only Manting shares with Yanzhen’s birthday, but irl Xu Kai has a beanie he shares birthday with!! And of course, my first reaction was meltdown and needing to go to a bureau to get my birthday changed! 🤣🤪

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    Thank YOU for spazzing about Gu Yangzhen and sharing all about him with us!

    (Wait, what does it all mean? Are you ready to move on?!)

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      Thank you for spazzing with meeee, moon! 💘💘

      (Wait, what does it all mean? Are you ready to move on?!)

      Siiigh 😪 It’s hard to tell. I think this maybe the last time I’ll be solely talking about Gu Yanzhen on my fanwall. But if some beanies pick up this series again in the future, I’ll be more than happy to spazz with them cuz spazzing alone is no fun! It’s very lonely when you have no spazzmates. 💔 But yes, I think *deep breath* I’m ready to move on. *sobs*

      😭😭😭😭😭

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    Thank you, Famy, for finishing your Gu Yanzhen Appreciation post ❤

    I’ll really miss this, spazzing about him and AMA with everyone but I guess we all need to move on *cries*

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      *sobs* So sad how all good things must come to an end. Till next drama again, azzo! ❤ ❤ Thank you much for spazzing with me!!

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    Thanks Famy for making me miss him MORE! Once the holidays are over, I’m gonna start rewatching so I can feed my Gu Yanzhen heart!

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      And if you have time, post about it, too! So our poor hungry hearts would be fed, too 😂💔

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      making me miss him MORE!

      Legit neener, took me a while to finish this last appreciation post not only because I was time-strapped, but I actually ended up rewatch the entire Gu scenes each episode while gifing!! 🤣 It just naturally happened! Sucked into Gu Yanzhen world! Ottokke!!

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    thank you for this remaining Gu Yanzhen appreciation post 🙂
    spazzing about AMA with you guys was one of the highlights of my 2019 year <3

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      Awwww Kudo!!! I shouldn’t have been shocked that I have gotten yet another 50 notifs on a Sunday morning 🤣🤣🤣

      Thank you for spazzing with me!

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        well it’s a Sunday evening on my part of the world ^^’ (weekend is almost over T_T), anyway you’re welcome 😀

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So #CrashLandingOnYou Episode 3 talked about a very important matter…

Of all things one should know about the tropes found in South Korean dramas….

It’s not the death, nor the secret birth,

And most definitely not the amnesia…

But it’s the kiss scenes that we all want and watch. My, so heart fluttering. We def go to SK-Dramas for that! 😂

Ahhh~ I love my soldier who knows about South Korean dramas. He’s got my heart. 💘💘

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    Did I mention I love male leads who can play piano in an open space? Be it out by the lake or on the track and field

    So swoon worthy!!! 😍💘😍💘

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      Ever since Stairway to Heaven, I can’t stop wondering who moves the pianos. What if it rains? Do they transport it back and forth everytime they’re in the mood to play a tune? 😱 As a piano enthusiast I just sit here worrying about the piano’s well being lol. It does make a very pretty picture though!

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        I can’t stop wondering who moves the pianos

        It’s… yeah… science. 😅

        Some things remain a mystery. Ever since I saw Extraordinary You, I can’t help think about writers forcefully making their characters get back to their roles and finding themselves playing instruments, being cheesy melo and all

        🤣

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      Lmao! Oh, Famy. How Famy of you to vote a Gu reference in the same breath as another show.

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        🤣🤣🤣🤣 I have found my purpose in life – to incorporate Gu Yanzhen in any way possible.

        I wanted to screencap my original post, but my mouse landed on the piano by the lake scene and Gu Yanzhen sneaked up on me just like that! It’s not my fault!

        🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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          I’m on board with this purpose.

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          I approve of your comparative study of men in uniform who play the piano in random open places. 😍

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            Eh WishfulToki, did you say men in uniform???????

            😍😍😍

            🥰🥰

            🤤🤤🤤

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            They don’t like tomatoes either 😏

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            They don’t like tomatoes either 😏

            OMO! I swear I did not jump to love Captain Ri because I thought he was Cadet Gu of 1911. 🤣🤣

            No, no. I definitely do not see Gu Yanzhen being reincarnated as a North Korean soldier in 2019 🤣🤣🤣🤣 No such thing as uncanny resemblance

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    The way he tries to explain to her hoping she would already know!! Everybody uses this trick, don’t you know??? Look at his face. Lol. I love this man.

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      🤣🤣 His reaction to her wildest question of “What is it?” was great. He could not believe it himself that a South Korean woman did not know of this trick!!! What a disappointment! What else do the South not have a clue that the North know about their dramas?? 🤣🤣

      SK-dramas indeed provide education of how things roll in the south 😂 When I visit SK, I expect an asshat but very tsundere oppa to grab my shoulders and save me when I accidentally trip over on an unknown sketchy street.

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      Captain Ri is a beanie too!! I’m so happy to know he low key binge watch dramas like me. I’m sure of this!

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    My fave bit about all of this, is that he’s supposed to be a well-trained army captain, yet he decides his best course of action is to follow the lead of the enemy’s mass media entertainment because, obviously, deep down, he just really wanted to know what her lips felt like. Hehehehehehe.

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      he decides his best course of action is to follow the lead of the enemy’s mass media entertainment

      😂😂😂😂 I would bet he’s been catching up on the latest dramas and tropes since Switzerland time.

      He’s been curious of her lips for the longest time. I mean like….. this pretty chick right here doesn’t know personal space and her lips look really kissable 😘😘

      Okay, captain! You know how frustrating SK drama kiss scenes can get, so you’d better give us the right goodies!!

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I can’t stop watching this clip! And now I have found clips of the other two boys, so reposting again! Missing my squad 😭 #ArsenalMilitaryAcademy

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#CrashLandingOnYou Episode 2. I am enjoying this show more than I had expected. Cohabitation hijinks are always welcome! I love love love female chaebols! So Seri is a favourite for now. And Switzerland is so beautiful. It reminds me so much of our Rocky Mountains. I would love to visit it one day and see the Alps with my own eyes.

And pardon me for bragging our Rocky Mountains. Here are some of my favourite shots this summer. I hope it’s summer again, so I can go see them 💘💘💘 I’m so tired of winter 😭😭

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    Canadian Rockies are so beautiful. Hope to visit Banff someday!!

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      Thanks blue! The Rockies are def the best thing we have here. And Banff indeed is a must visit town. I don’t get tired visiting it every time. Lucky for me it’s only an hour and something drive!

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    gloriously beautiful, indeed!! i need to see the canadian rockies, and all the glacial lakes!

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      Thanks spazmo! I would definitely recommend our Moraine Lake, which is the last picture in my post. Only a little hike is needed to see this piece of heaven on Earth 😉 Access to it is only open from May – October, so I make the most of my summer just staring out into the lake’s beauty. This year I believe I went to see it for 5 weekends! I miss it already 😢

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OMO!!! 😍 K&K Boys (Xiao Bai, Demo, Grunt, 97, and One) and Li Xian reunited at the drama awards. The drama that I went crazy over the summer bagged the Drama of the Year at iQiYi Awards. Congrats #GoGoSquid

And they (Demo, One, 97 and Grunt) performed the opening credit too “Nameless Person” which is one of my favourites! So much nostalgia hearing this song again. I hardly recognize the boys, ngl. I think I recognize Demo, he was in the far left of the video and the first one to sing?

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    Well.. Hellooo, Li Xian K&K boys !
    I didn’t recognize the boys either.

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      After a few rewatches, I think I can identify who is who. On the far left video is demo, next to him is 97, then grunt then far right is one. Grunt looks completely different, probably cuz no manliner!

      On some angles demo looks like Xiao Bai! I dunno. My eyes lol

      Li Xian blends in well with the boys. It looks like they’re all same age huehhehe

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        Maybe our eyes are just tired… from looking at too many ♥️ and other emojis 😉

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          🤣🤣🤣🤣 the mysteries behind emojis. It’s been a great wonder discoveries these with you all 😆. Tomorrow we def need to screenshot the emojis we see on db too.

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    Since I finished this like two weeks ago, I could still recognise them but Grunt looks a little bit different. Also, I didn’t know they sang that song!

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      Yep Grunt looks different the most probably because he doesn’t have the glasses and manliner!

      And oh neener, the boys didn’t officially sing the song, they just performed it at the awards show. This was the singer https://youtu.be/9xbviMFC3PM

      Seeing them perform their ost makes me wish that Xu Kai and Bai Lu had performed Dreaming 💔 what a dream come true if that ever happened. 😭

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    Lol I can’t remember the boys either, I do remember how they looked like in the show but idk if it’s the makeup or what but they all seem different. Still happy for my first live watched c drama to get some recognition.

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      Yeah, Could be make up and they’re all suited up too! Go Go Squid took China by storm over the summer, so I expect it will bag more awards in the upcoming award shows.

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My gorgeous bbs! 😍💘 #XuKai #BaiLu

Hope to see them bag more awards! It had been an amazing year for them. Wish them more projects that showcase their talents in the future too!

Pretty Lulu! 😍😍

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    I’m no longer used to seeing her in modern attire or with long hair… She’s still Liangchen (XiangXiang in disguise) in my mind.

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      Same. I couldn’t recognize her for a minute. She is very pretty.

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      Huehhehe!! How to travel back to 1910s and meet these bbs! 😩

      I have read somewhere that she didn’t like going out with a short hair! The squad talked about how she would always wear her wig whenever she met them… so throwback to that time she did actually go out sporting a short hair and she rocked it!

      😆

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    She is so pretty! 😍😍😍 So glad they are getting awards! ❤

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      Indeed! And it’s so nice that she doesn’t have to wear wig anymore cuz her hair has grown out…. just extensions. Hope we get to see them together again at award shows.

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        I liked her short hair so I’ll miss it 😅 I also hope to see them again at the award shows, they look so good together! 😍

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        So she actually cut her hair for the show? Respect. I know they trained hard and she even injured herself so she deserves all the awards. The whole squad gets a medal in my books! 🥇

        Congratulations

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          Yes, she did!!! And they shared a video of how her Liangchen looks came about. She was dreading for it to happen, poor Bai Lu. Xu Kai had his hair cut too the same day as hers. http://www.dramabeans.com/members/13infamyss/activity/926089/#acomment-926091

          She sacrificed so much for this drama; it really took a toll on her, so I’m glad she’s getting recognition for the effort she put in. In one of the BTS I saw, when they finished filming she cried hard in her van as she said goodbye to Xiang Xiang. I wish I had saved the link of that video. I can’t find it now to share -__-

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    I just watched the clip on instagram and though I understood nothing of what they said I was grinning from ear to ear, God, I LOVE THEM!

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      🤣🤣 worry not, azzo. I did not understand what they were saying as well!! 🤣🤣🤣 but I still watched their thank you speech with pride! Like yeah my bbs got awards! FYI- There’s just sooooo many C-Dramas and actors come out every year. Bai Lu and Xu Kai had a total of 3 dramas they led this year (2 they worked together) as example. And some dramas don’t even see the light- ie. Xu Kai and Bai Lu’s first ever drama filmed still doesn’t have a green light to air 💔 and it’s been 3 years now.

      https://twitter.com/nyueyu/status/1203141385630732288

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        Ohh that’s sad. I felt so happy seeing them win as that meant that AMA was recognized since I don’t hear much buzz except for DB. AMA, I think is fairly newly shot compared to The Legends where both of them look younger.

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          Correct wapz. The Legends is more popular than Arsenal. Most had seen The Legends first and then checked out Arsenal after because they loved their pairing.

          Accdg to wiki, The Legends started filming October 2017 finished February 2018. Then they immediately filmed AMA late March 2018 finished August 2018.

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        ‘still doesn’t have a green light to air 💔 and it’s been 3 years now.’
        how C-drama can be produced w/o airing , sometimes for years, is something I’ve learnt thoughout 2019 C-drama watching ^^’ , it’s sad for all staff & actors work 🙁

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    Ughh I love them but I need to get over them. I keep spending all my time rewatching bits again and again. They are supposedly my age or near and they’re winning awards while I’m jobless 😂

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      Huehehehehe. I’m going to be busy with work next week – they know I’m going on holiday soon so they swamp me with work now 😅… so AMA obsession has to take a step back while I finish these last minute work and watch me just go back again down the rabbit Gu Yanzhen hole once my holiday begins! 😖😖😖

      Hope you’ll land a job that you like soon! Treasure these free time that you have now. It’s tough to juggle fangirling and work – being adult is hard!

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    Why are all these women so thin? I can’t look beyond that.

    I did like her with that short hair

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      Am not trying to body shame or anything. But I worry there is too much pressure on these actors to maintain these thin body types. Seen so many drama actors who look almost 2D to me. Even men are trying to lose weight. Not just women.

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        I get you, on one hand, we shouldn’t talk about someone’s body type, but in this case not talking is normalizing this unhealthy standard that are pushed on these celebs by others.

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        blue, yeah, it’s the industry they are in that forces them to be in that ideal body whatever that is. I have mentioned before that Xu Kai had been criticized by his even own fans (most likely his C-fans) for gaining weight this year! His recent pictures show that he’s lost the weight. And maybe he’s still losing more.

        So I don’t really blame them for wanting to fit what the industry wanted them to be. I don’t see body shame comments often happening in cdramas cuz I don’t search up actors. But K-Entertainment is very toxic at that. One of my Super Junior boys has been body shamed for being fat for 14 years now and this is still ongoing.

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          And at this “fat” phase he weighed around 75 kg, at 185 cm!!!

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            Exactly! And the fact that Xu Kai’s staff even asked him to stop appearing in public until he lost weight because he’s ruining his Gu Yanzhen image that fans had of him.. I`m like… excuse me???

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            Excuse me but what??? 😱😱😱 That’s just cruel! This is making me so angry 🤬

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            @purpleink93 yes ;( it’s a toxic industry. They are paid to meet expectations of the “perfect look”. Having talents and skills are secondary, unfortunately.

            It made me remember IU goes on extreme diet when she goes on comeback. There are several videos on YT who tried adapting her diet foods. Very unhealthy diet. I’m like…. I’m pretty sure she’s already skinny enough, but in the eyes of everyone else, she’s not. So she starves herself more 💔

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            @13infamyss It’s really twisted, their talent and skills should be the first priority.

            I remember reading about it, it’s just sick. She is already thin, I don’t want her or any others to starve 😭Really wish the intrustry will change soon and realise how unhealthy this is!

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    So happy for them!! 🥺🥺🥺

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I’ve been following her #ArsenalMilitaryAcademy spazz for a couple of days now. Getting a kick out of how she pretty much took the words of my mouth. Seeing this tweet made me decided her spazz is definitely worth sharing! I love her obsession with Arsenal. It’s amazing how I’m picking up small details I didn’t see before as well. Such as Xiang Xiang’s “flirt fight” with Yanzhen 😂😂 From now on, imma call their fights – flirt flights. It couldn’t be more obvious ngl. Thank you, Arsenal fan for your love for this series 💘 I hope you enjoyed it to the end.

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    Hahaha, she fell off her bed. I think I was jumping up and down on my bed and screaming (internally, it was late at night): “you’re confessing that to the wrong person!”

    But of course, he knows already 😉

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      🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 I love how we react differently to this scene. I actually had tears when she confessed. Even if it was to the wrong person. I couldn’t believe it had finally happen!

      Also omg such a stalker, I hope she doesn’t mind me sharing her spazz but she’s just sooo hilarious spazzing. Like been there done that kind of AMA fit!

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        HAHAHAA I wonder if that’s 7:15am.

        *cough* Shen Tingbai is not a father figure! I’ll fight her with my sock puppet.
        Other than that I agree 😂😂😂😂

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          🤣🤣🤣 that was indeed 7:15am. I took a screenshot of it a couple of days ago cuz it was so funny, the make out part lol. Oh boy, I do embarrassing things now like Gu Yanzhen!

          Yeah I wasn’t exactly sure who she was talking about there with Manting. I thought she was referring to Guo!

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            My Tingbai fangirl heart instinctively screamed against the notion of him as protective father figure, but you’re right… she could be talking about Sergeant Guo.

            I guess I’ll have to rewatch the sock puppets episode to clarify what she’s talking about. 😅

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            Just checked!! Episode 28. It was indeed Guo. The scene prior to puppet was Guo picking up Manting from her work. It was his first time seeing her there performing. 😬

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    She should join DB or discord, so we could (re-)spazz with her !

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      Right! I wanted to reply to each and every tweet she posted especially the ones that made me crack up, but that may be too much of a borderline stalker and fangirling lmao.

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        err 13infamyss you need to calm down , you shouldn’t scare a fellow Gu fan 😉

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          Huehehehehe. I promise I am not a stalker everyday! Gu Yanzhen is pushing my fangirl limits. LMAO.

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    I love her comments! I was about to read the whole thing but I’m gonna have to stop or I’ll look like a crazy person on a coffee shop 😂

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    Lol her comments are hilarious. I loved the “forgetting that these kids casually commit murders” part

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      Isn’t she????!! 🤣🤣🤣 we def need to convert her to join the bean club. What a treat to have a new beanie recruit spazzing with us on Gu Yanzhen with so much passion! 😂 but I guess for now I’ll stalk her tweet posts more 🤣

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Favourite Yanzhen-Xiang Xiang moments in Episode 41 #ArsenalMilitaryAcademy


^A cute exchange. When she heard him come out of the room, she turned her head to look at him. His eyebrows flash and smiled at her. She smiled back then went on to look after the fishes! My cuties.

*Spoilers in the comments below*

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    **Just snippets of my thoughts. Time won’t let me post essay** 😭

    This episode continues from Gu Yanzhen searching every nook and cranny of Beijing to find Xiang Xiang. She was kidnapped and no traces of her could be found.

    He is desperate, so lost on what else can he do. He’s slouching in the middle of the street. He is exhausted, but can’t rest, won’t rest, won’t let himself pass out until he finds her.

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    When he did find her, no words came out. The sight of her safe and sound overwhelmed him; it made him cry.

    Whenever Gu Yanzhen is overwhelmed with emotions, he tears up. We’ve seen it first happen when he was frustrated that he couldn’t save the patriotic students, when his heart was broken once again, when he lost Xiang Xiang the first time, and this time too when he found her. I am always at awe seeing these many sides of Gu Yanzhen. Behind his narcissistic, crazy, impulsive, wild self, he is also so raw when his feelings come out.

    Crying is the only way your eyes speak when your mouth can’t explain how things made your heart broken or happy

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      Perfectly worded Famy! As much as I loved this scene, I did chuckle when he collapsed. I know Yanzhen hasn’t slept and probably eaten but boy you weren’t the one who was kidnapped.

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        I laughed at that too even if it was supposed to be very serious. This is again an example of role reversal. Girl saved herself and girl even saved her boy.

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          The role reversal here is definitely one of the highlight themes of this drama. Its presence is pretty much felt in the characters’ personality and the situations they are are in.

          Xiang Xiang is also not someone who cries a lot; we don’t see her whine and is not very much expressive with words either which typically goes to a male lead role. But that’s how Yanzhen complements her character!

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        Hueheheheh. He was always the one who came out most distressed in these situations! Both here and in episode 40, while her presence assured him she was fine and in one piece, he def looked like he was the one stabbed and kidnapped. LOL. But then again, with Yanzhen, they might as well just do that than have him go through these stress.

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        him collapsing broke my heart,
        his mind kept his body moving but when the danger is over , how tired , sleep-deprived, starving he was shows up in a second : he sees her, mind is ok, body is taking over : faint T_T

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          Yep. He didn’t even have the energy to run to her and hug her. He just passed out right after he saw her safe.

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    Let me take a moment here to appreciate how Xiang Xiang has come along way in her journey in getting out of her depression from her brother’s death. She got into the military to fulfill her brother’s dream, went through the same tough harsh training with the rest of the men, worked hard everyday to become the best version of herself. She can perfectly save her own skin just fine. Yanzhen didn’t even need to worry!

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    I like this scene. His jokes make her smile now. And look at how sweet the smile she gives him. It’s so endearing.

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    He gently takes her hand, assures her that he will be with her no matter what. She smiles again in agreement.

    I can’t help but compare how calm and peaceful this moment is than what she had with Junshan when she walked him out. It was the same discussion – that she needed to come back to the academy, that someone would be with her when she travelled back, but he used force once again to make her say yes. He wouldn’t let her speak; there were no buts. His decision for her was final.

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      I loved this scene. She calmed down so much after realizing her love for him and she is letting him be. She is now enjoying his love for her.
      And this hand holding was so soft and so caring.
      And you are absolutely right about Junshan. He was worried but he approached it very differently. Our girl has grown up so much and learnt to be independent and it will only work with someone who treats her as equal. May be if she had met him before joining the school she might have been impressed by him, but not anymore.

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        So agree on all you said blue! In this scene too, you can feel how much they are on equal footing. They discuss plan together rather than Yanzhen impose his idea on her on what she should do now. He asks her questions and provides her with his options – do you have anywhere else you can take your parents to? Or I can help. She tells him she has other relatives she can ask for help. Yknow simple conversations like this that shows there’s a two way communication between them! I love it.

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      that ‘s why JunShan was like a brother for her, brother trying to protect her , knowing best what’s good for her ^^’

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    My most favourite OTP moment ever. Something about this made my heart go “Ooof! They are so beautiful. So precious”. I imagined this was how they were going to spend the rest of their lives together. Very homey. So comfortable.

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      Happy that we at least got this scene. I wanted MOOOREEEE

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        Same neener! Same 😭 It was around this time that my thirst for OTP scenes became stronger than ever! I had made it to 41 episodes just fine but I think I had a meltdown seeing this scene and longed for more. That’s probably why this became my most favourite!

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    And how cute is it that Xiang Xiang flirts with him in front of her parents?

    A typical household conversation:
    Mama Xie: Yanzhen, what do you want for dinner?
    Yanzhen: Anything is fine.
    Mama Xie: What about Sichuan cuisine?
    Xiang Xiang: He doesn’t eat spicy food.

    💘💘 My precious. It’s little things like this that this drama gets me

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      Anything is fine…..but tomatoes x)

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        YASSS! Honestly he’s a picky eater. He totally lied, trying to be on his mother in law side when he said he could eat anything LOL

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    I like this.

    We were deliberately shown that her thoughts are with him. She knows he won’t like Junshan’s request to walk him out. She said yes again knowing he’s not happy about it.

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    Thankfully, even when sulking, her ‘home’ always waits for her to come back.

    And we know how much she likes loves her home.

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    You sure this wasn’t an essay?? >.< I love it!

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      Many thanks neener!!! Nope, I really had all the words I wanted to write in my head TT_______TT I wanted to elaborate further my most favourite OTP moment. It’s was a brief moment but I had so many emotions going through when I first watched it. And how she casually interrupted Yanzhen and Mama Xie’s conversation to tell her mom that he doesn’t eat spicy food – like auugh… my heart! Anyways thinking about it, I think I wrote my feels about those scenes in one of my early posts http://www.dramabeans.com/members/13infamyss/activity/927081/#acomment-927695 so I guess this one should tell more how much I am in love with those two brief scenes! ^__^

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        Noooo, many thanks to you too! I don’t have any place to talk about this yet as my rl friend is not yet finished, so I’m thankful for all the posts!

        Whenever Xiang Xiang casually says something about how much she knows Yanzhen, my heart explodes! You’re not alone in loving those scenes! I love little moments like that.

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          Lucky you! At least you have somebody you can talk to irl about this drama. Did you introduce Arsenal to them? Huehehe. Anyways I only have you beanies to spazz with so thanks a lot for spazzing with me!

          Huehehhehe. She knows her man too well. She knows how picky he is with food. Going back to that beautiful episode 16 where she made him eat food he didn’t like and laughed to herself! My heart💘

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            I just found out last night that she was watching. You should have seen me in the coffee shop hihihihi I jumped, squeed and hugged her! >.< She's still at the episode 12 so it'll take a while for her. I did offer to watch with her.

            I am amazed at you Famy for remembering episodes SO WELL! I remember the scenes but I can't remember episode numbers

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            😂😂😂😂😂 @neener I have rewatched these scenes with you guys many times. Beanies started at different times so whenever a scene is brought up I watched the episodes that you guys were on over and over again 😂 I definitely have these episode numbers embedded on my brain already. I’m saying this is actually good so I know which episode to jump to right away. I used to have to play each episode to get to the scene I want to rewatch. 😅 geeez My reasoning totally sounds an unhealthy obsession.

            Awwwww ep 12 is definitely the perfect moment to rewatch and point out what she may miss at that time. I remember how these episodes just flew by and around that time I didn’t really remember the names of the other characters!

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            Nah, not unhealthy, we love the show that much which sounds unhealthy >.< who cares? HAHAHA

            In that case, if I suddenly want to rewatch a scene, I'll be asking you which one!

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            @neener definitely! 😝 feel free and I’m just one post away.

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    I loved their scenes. I wish the whole show was just about them because I’m not feeling the patriotic segments. I mean the whole action part is good but doesn’t give you the same feelings as maybe Chicago Typewriter even. Though they are based on two different things, this show’s charm lied in the main couple, we should’ve seen more of them. Now I am actually feeling the couple. Isn’t there a rumor of them being togther in real life too?

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      The patriotic part was so disconnected. Somehow it wasn’t organic. Also, I didn’t bother reading up the history. So I didn’t get the significance of many events.
      The OTP is the reason I watched the show. And of course our squad.

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        Same blue. And I was so disappointed with what they did with Xianrong. I enjoyed seeing her be conflicted with her becoming a Japanese national, turning on her original background vs her feelings for Junshan and her brother figure. I loved seeing her shaken up in those times they were involved. Alas, the show carried on destroying her supposed layered character with over the top propaganda to show who’s the real baddie here.

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        Yes the OTP and squad had the best moments. I’d say all the episodes with the squad were way better than political intrigue. The first students protest in Beijing and its results was fine, after that one thing happened after another and most of the time I’ll think if it was even needed. But well now I’m done with the show and still loved it. The last few episodes did kick in the right emotions but yeah the charm still lied in Gu Yanzhen teasing Xie Xiang so I’ll go back to watch the earlier episodes to reminisce that.

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          RE: Gu Yanzhen teasing Xie Xiang –

          There was this scene that somebody mentioned on twitter that I thought was funny. It was I think ep 37 where Xiang Xiang and Xiaojun rain into Yanzhen just outside the campus. The tweet was like she was ready to fight flirt with him again but he was in the bad mood (lol he was coming from Manting’s place and her constant pressure on him to like her back), so he just ignored him after her snotty response that it was not any of his business when he asked where she was going. Looooool I went back to that scene and she really did look confused after he walked past her! When he was coming out of his car, she cleared her throat ready to “flirt fight” with him lmaoooo. These two.

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      This drama came out at a wrong time unfortunately – the Chinese government had imposed stricter rules on what production companies can show given its 70 year anniversary this year. I had found two flashbacks that OTP reminisced that I did not see happen in the show at all, There were at least three kiss scenes that were cut; I saw two and one of them was just a kiss on Xiang Xiang’s hair and even that did not pass censorship! The production team admitted that OTP scenes were trimmed down significantly to pass censorship. It’s sad that this drama that I loved so much could have shown more, could have produced a better quality to satisfy its audience’s thirst…. but here we are….. left with wondering what could have been….

      I was very iffy starting this show. I read a whole lot about this series before continuing on because OTP romance wasn’t the highlight of the show. Romance is my only reason to watch drama! But I still took the risk, lowered my expectation and found myself falling in love with this show despite its imperfection. My binge watch slowed down during the patriotic and propaganda scenes, but I didn’t want to skip anything. So I’d rather take a breather, don’t watch it for days then come back to it when I’m in the mood to take in the patriotism they throw at me. Overall, this drama catered to how China wants their patriotism to be portrayed. It still looks cheesy and absurd to me no matter what. But I came out loving all the characters in this show, not just my OTP-bbs, and I am left having a great respect for all the actors and the characters that they made come alive.

      Xu Kai and Bai Lu have been in 4 dramas together. Two of them they were leads and they have another one coming out either next year or 2021! So there’s lots of rumours going around them for sure!

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        Oh that explains a lot. Because the only episode with OTP moments is ep 41 and nothing else really. But as I mentioned earlier, the charm of this was in Gu Yanzhen teasing Xie Xiang so maybe I’ll just keep that in my memory 😜 But otherwise I do get that the show is about Arsenal Military Academy in itself and that’s why it ended there rather bringing the focus on the couple. By the end, I did appreciate the emotional kick, yes it could’ve been less but they probably ecisted because of the reasons you gave.

        Yes I heard this is their 5th drama together. This is going to be my reel to real ship unless I ship Xu Kai with myself 😂

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