Beanie level: Errand boy

IDK.
That I was away long enough to forget how silly these ads sometimes are?
That when they try to make pretty women ugly, it does not work?
That magical make-up is hard to buy in store?

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    I don’t understand Korean beauty standards sometimes. I hate it when the female lead is portrayed with frizzy hair and glasses and that’s supposed to make her “ugly” (probably because I look just like that lol).
    One thing I’m enjoying about The Secret Life of My Secretary is that the heroine sports this exact look, but the guy doesn’t try or want to change her, and he’s falling for her real self rather than her fake glamorous act.

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I just remembered that I should make a note.
I watched this beautiful drama full of love and tropes that actually moved the story in a meaningful way.
#HerPrivateLife

Was I gone for too long?

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Again Kim Eui-sung lost his face in episode 11.
I miss his pitiful alter ego.

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My friend is currently in Okinawa for her doctor studies. Andsince it became an option for holidays I demanded to see SK since we would be so close. At least Jejudo is a possibility since my bf is…

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Whatever posessed me that I decided to rewatch Lie to me?
It was in my first 10 dramas, it that is a valid excuse.
I fell asleep halfway through.
Cola kiss no longer works for me. Ffwded a lot.

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    Yeah that one definitely does not hold up.

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    It got bearable since I found JB’s recaps. Her desperation makes me suffer less. She even had to change to open threads about ep.10 😅
    I only remembered the terrible and dragging ending. But hey, it aged well. It is still as stupid as it was when I first saw it.

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Preach, sister.
#BeautyInside03

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    I just love how she is so strong and straightforward and calls it as she sees it. This is my favorite character already from all the shows I’ve seen her in.

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Where was this attitude all those years of k-drama?
I dig his grandpa already.
#BeautyInside03

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#TerieusE02

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I will just leave this here as a farewell to a nicely knot show.
I see quite a leap in body positive thinking.

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Beanies, I found this. If you would like to learn korean a bit, you may find it useful.
Main info on FB, starts from pronunciation, usually with translation.
https://twitter.com/learnkorean4fun

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I do not know why I did not expect T.K. to have something to say about BTS and k-pop. Enjoy, beanies.
http://www.vulture.com/2018/08/bts-black-pink-and-the-continued-success-of-k-pop.html

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    An interesting analysis. OFC it goes without saying that earlier groups paved the road for K-pop internationally & self-producing groups did exist even before BTS, but I do think Bangtan are defining a new standard in international presence & what it means to tell a story through your music. I do say this as a fan of BTS, and also as someone following trends generally.

    Within SK however, I think the newest thing is not BTS-style music but Wanna One style groups brought together and debuted by broadcast stations, not training agencies. Sadly this is even more exploitative a system than the traditional K-pop model since the broadcast system has zero investment in the human artist, and is free to focus entirely on monetary profits.

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    Also, this, “The point is not to see which strategy wins the race; rather, it is to anticipate the path of global K-pop in the coming years by observing the two models’ call-and-response.” I discussed BTS above because I’m most familiar with them. 🙂 This was pretty interesting. Hmm…

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Nice use of song, the original feels more indie.

<3 Gangnam Beauty
Fighting low self-esteem and extreme self-consciousness is hard. It´s a bit painful to watch, I still remember how shitty it feels

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I don´t know what happened. I was just standing there, firmly on my feet.
And then, BAM, I got hit by Meteor Garden. And now I am in this endless pit too…
-still love Hana Yori Dango the most-

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There is always that one cat in your life you will never forget and I just lost mine.
Godspeed and don\’t forget to find grandpa, he\’s been there alone for too long.

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Here is something to look forward to.
#TheBestDivorce

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Oh boy, there are errands waiting and all I can think of is…
…my bed.

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The pollen allergy is probably never gonna be mentioned again, right? Then why did they use it at all?
Stupid, lazy, …
#WWWSK

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    They did mention it in that one scene with the SungYeon when he noticed she was allergic to flowers…

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      It was funny because in that scene, if Mi-so was so allergic to them that just walking into a florist’s is enough to set her sneezing, how did she not react to the vase of flowers on their table until after they ordered and got their food??

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        And why on earth did she not ask for its removal herself.

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          YES. It’s a small inconsistency but it bothers me. Although tbh at the start, she was pretty bad at expressing things that she’s uncomfortable with, such as the bouquet in Ep1 and the roller coaster in Ep3.

          But still, if you’re in this much discomfort, you don’t wait for an observant person nearby to Sherlock it and then ask for the allergen to be removed!

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            She could have seen flowers from outside too. Well, let’s get back to hugs and kisses and falling under the table when being called oppa. #staypositive

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            @allphryne Yes yes! For its flaws, Secretary Kim is a very refreshing take on typical rom-com tropes. I love that so much of the action is about Young-joon learning to fit himself to what makes Mi-so comfortable and happy.

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    The writing of this show is quite inconsistent! At first the showed YJ as someone who after working 9 yr working with MS had no idea about her allergic reaction to flower… but all of a sudden he changed to a very considerate boss who’s known everything about her from the very beginning…

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      As much as I love this show I found that bit a bit of lazy writing too!

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#WWWSK09

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I would love for them to stay Ji-Ho and Se-hee, but still <3

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Would it not be creepy to receive a box of caramels in the middle of night in real life?
Well, it is caramels. But I would not find it cute.
#WWWSK08

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