Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

Dinner because husband is out of town and I don’t cook…#ramyeon #motheroftheyear #eatyourspinach

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    When I was no longer legally obligated to make sure minor children were well cared for and fed on a daily basis, I stopped cooking unless I really wanted to. (which is rarely because peanut butter toast is my favorite) And lets be honest, my kids learned how to cook pretty young out of self defense.

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      my kids learned how to cook pretty young out of self defense

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      Oh dear.

      On the bright side 🙃, someone knows the awesomeness of peanut butter on right out of the toaster bread. That is the stuff right there!!!

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        On the bright side, they are fantastic cooks! Win win for me.

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          Now I’m hungry, and jealous. I need me an On Jung Sun (Temperature of Love) in my life. Kids would take too long. 🙃

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      😂

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      Peanut butter toast is MY favorite! I ate it every day for breakfast when I was a kid and would now if my daughter wasn’t allergic! I love good gourmet food as much as the next person, but not if I have to cook it!

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        Is she allergic to just peanuts or most other nuts as well?

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          All nuts.

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          It’s all good, once you find out, you just live with it. It doesn’t really affect her daily life. She just packs a lunch and eats her own food—we are raising a discriminating eater though-with her dad cooking and all, she would rather eat at home than anywhere else!

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    What brand ramyeon did you use?

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      It’s not about the brand but about the way you cook it, so says my husband. (So this was a cheap Nissin Top Ramen.) We use two boiling stages, one for the noodles (and you dump that water) and then one after you get the noodles in the bowel. You don’t want to overcook the noodles, so you cook them just al dente in the first boiling stage and then they get cooked more in the bowl with new boiling water with the rest of the veggies and whatever left over meat I found in the fridge (which was carmelized pork tonight—Jackpot!). Also, I put the sauce packet directly in the bowl as well and my kids have to mix it all together before they eat it. I forgot to put an egg in the first boiling stage to poach it, but you could do that too. And add kimchi! Always add kimchi.

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        Carmelized pork! I’m so jelly right now. Yum!!!

        I think you were the beanie I had discussions with about pho right? Your husband used to work in a pho restaurant or had some friends who used to work/run one or something. Is he a chef by trade?

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          No, he never worked there, just ate there and thought the pho was phenomenal, so went and talked to the chef and ended up touring the kitchen and learning how to make it. He does make the best pho in town—it’s famous and people we’ve never met are vying to get invites to eat it! We’re habong a pho party tomorrow night actually! No one misses when they’re invited for pho 🍲!!!

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    Yum!

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    I’m going to try ramyun KangDan style soon. I’ll let you know how it goes!

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    Ha, my dad used to do this whenever my mom was sick or away. He didn’t put spinach in it, though.

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      Gotta get some nutrition in that somewhere! I’m not that useless, pretty close, but not entirely!

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Well that’s a plot twist, EVERYONE is enjoying the view. This made me 😂. #LIVEep9

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    When I learned why they were all cheering Choi Myeong-ho on it made me love this team even more.

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      It makes me think I’m on the right ship here, but again, it’s not about the romance. They’re talking about both guys in this scene, and how one has the balls to interrupt the moment and the other to seize it. Yes, and I think the ensamble is amazing job here and I love them too.

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Ok, I didn’t expect Min-Ho to confess that he liked Bo-Young after that club scene and it did something in me. #stillhappyontheisland #passtheducttape

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    I think it was a small step in the direction of maturity. It wasn’t “I like her, so I’ma get her” it was just a statement of fact. (I kind of get into it in my post or one of my replies on my wall.)

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    Boy got tired of lying to himself. About time he owns up to his feelings.

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Just more pretty from LIVE:

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When you completely forget that the first part of this episode was all about the horrors of human trafficking, and can only focus on the bubbles…and Shin Dong Wook. #notaromancebuthe’smakingmeforget #LIVEep8

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    I loved that scene so much!

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    Not only was this scene a much needed respite from the all too real horrors, but it was also just plain beautiful to look at.

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      Sooooo pretty. I’m glad I’m watching it. It’s a tough drama, so I’m glad the writing and directing allows these moments for the viewer to breathe and enjoy themselves.

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I’m now an islander. Dr. Ye is like an uncle to Bo-young, building her self-confidence, thinking she’s “cute,” teaching her, being her mentor. Poor Bo-young. She’ll be crushed by her crush. #POEM

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This scene came in ep 4, during Jin-ah’s work trip which Joon-hee accompanied her as to protect her from her inappropriate boss. It’s subtle, but how intimate this scene is with the lighting and lone camera shot with no one behind it is genius and exactly what this drama is about. #PRETTYNOONA

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At a benefit and this is the only thing I’m bidding on…

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In case anyone out there wants to make gifs! I had this convo with a couple beanies. And Apple users can now make gifs directly from your iphone or iPad! Without an extra app! http://www.dramabeans.com/members/chakhanseupeu/activity/443736/#acomment-444327

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When your suspicions that you’re on the wrong ship are basically confirmed…Poor Min-ho, don’t be sad, I think you’re the end game. #POEM #StillontheYe-liner #Showcantletthispuppybebrokenx10episodes
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    Ikr… TT_TT

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    *sings in Dido*
    I will go down with this ship.
    I won’t put my hands up and surrender.
    There will be no white flag above my door.

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    #🐊 approved this , #MinHoYoung shippers approved too 😆

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      I might be taking a life boat to you. *puts on life jacket*

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        You can come hang out on my island of neutrality if you want. We have pizza with french fries on top.

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          Sounds good—and this was a staple for my kids while in Italy. I’ve never seen this in the US, but Italy, they have French fries on pizza, and it’s pretty good! Yes, a deserted island of neutral beanies sounds great. Not invested too much in the shipping anyway, more invested in catching Dr. Ye smiling.

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          Hello from my raft🛶, why do I feel that my heart will break even if i didn’t board any ship?

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            I’m the same. I have a soft spot for Min-Ho, but Dr. Ye is tragic too. I’m really feeling Radiologist Kim’s (is that his name?) plight of indecision.

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            You can come too. I’m thinking I may open a tiki bar on this island too. Fruity drinks should help bruised hearts.

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      #raonahapprovesthispost👍

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    That means… That I can finally watch it? 🙂
    #MinHoYoungshipper

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    I don’t abandon my ship either, unless he proves to be unworthy.
    Min ho can improve to the n-limit, but unless Dr. Ye turns into the dark side, I will always root for him first 😓

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: If you need your PRETTY NOONA fix and and are in the US and have Netflix: https://www.cloudwards.net/how-to-beat-the-netflix-vpn-ban/
and to contact Netflix and complain about this and other things : https://media.netflix.com/en/contact-us

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    Thank you Ally <3.
    Have you gotten through with vpn?

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      So, you have to get pretty sophisticated VPN software which isn’t free, and I would need a subscription, and I’m still deciding which one I want. I’m still “researching” it as we speak, but using my free VPN right now just to watch it on another site. We need a good one anyway with how much sensitive information we send with our work, so I’m really doing it for that (at least that’s how I’m justifying why I’m spending so much time on it).

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I’m telling you…butterflies in my stomach, heart skipping beats…every.single.time. So I made gifs of them, of course.

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    I won’t lie. I was grinning like a fool right along with him.

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      That glance 👀 towards her on that second one gets me every time!

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PRETTY NOONA finally sold me on it in Ep 3. Hubby and I are on the same page again on drama-watching, finally. Now, I really need to drop one…LIVE, SWITCH, or POEM?

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    😳😳 nooooo! They’re all so good!

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      I’ve only ever watched one live drama at a time, except when I watched RDTK and GOBLIN, but those were really not concurrently airing like these are. I’m behind on POEM and LIVE, and don’t know when I’ll be able to catch up with them!

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        🙁 Hope you’ll be able to around to all of them one day, then.

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    I’m not watching Live so I vote for that one. Switch and A Poem a Day are too good to drop.

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    Pretty Noona basically took over my drama life lol.
    I do watch Park Bo-gum and Yoona on Sundays and that’s about it.
    Once they leave I’m done.

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    LIVE subs take awhile to come out. And from my stalking of the live discussion, you are one episode away from catching up. You stopped at episode 7? The last I checked, 9&10 subs are still not out…something to consider. 🤔🤔

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      Honestly, I don’t think I could give up Live right now either. I’m too invested in the characters. The music is stellar, the story superb. There was just that editing error in ep 7 that and a couple minor issues I had about the hospital scenes. But Shin Dong Wook covers a multitude of sins.

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        Yes! I noticed that wound issue. I thought I had missed a scene. Then the mommy in me was thinking germs! Infection! Ahh! And Shin Dong Wook…so handsome! I get to see more of his face than in Lookout.

        I’m currently watching three live dramas as well and would like to add Poem coz of the love here on DB. Not sure how I can do that…but I am caught up on my live shows at the moment, so I’ll try squeeze it in. All the love for drama watching!!

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    Live. Not that there’s anything wrong with it but it’s kind of like a million other shows.

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      I guess I haven’t dropped anything yet. I actually think live is different than anything I’ve seen in a kdrama. Reminds me of Hill Street Blues, and
      the music is great. Better than average?

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        Admittedly I only watched the first episode. I just wasn’t that interested. But I’m sure I’ll watch a few more at some stage.

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          Second episode is where it really starts. I feel that first episode was just a prologue, so you know where these people come from, and Shin Dong Wook appears in the 2nd ep as well, and admittedly, he’s the only reason I started this drama. *fans self*

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            It’s stupid but I don’t like the female lead. I’m not sure why I don’t like her. I didn’t like her in I Need Romance, she annoyed me in Train to Busan and she’s annoying me here too. I wish I could put my finger on why.

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            Oh, really? 🤔 I didn’t even know she was in Train to Busan. I saw that a while ago though. I liked her in that, was she the pregnant lady?

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            @ally-le
            Yeah, she was the pregnant woman married to Ma Dong-seok. I wish I could quantify why I don’t like her. I just don’t.

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It was PRETTY NOONA that had the iphones! I knew I just saw them somewhere! #prettynoonaep1rewatch
#officiallywatchingtoomanydramas
#sowhatphonesareinPOEM?

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    Are you getting more into it or the rewatch was just for the iPhone thing?

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      Rewatched with hubby, who refused to watch it raw//google subs. Episode 2 tonight. POEM is on hold.

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This show has my type of humor—tongue and cheek, smart and witty. Like this scene, which is badass, until you see the dog strutting in, then it’s hilarious. Show knows what it is, and I love that.

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    Switch and Live are two currently-airing dramas that I reaaaaally wish I had the time to check out. There are too many good shows on now!!! And I still need to start Pretty Noona!

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      Both LIVE and SWITCH are really my favorites right now. I’ll have to show some LIVE love in the coming days.

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    That cut to the strutting dog made me laugh so much. I wasn’t even sure it was intentionally funny but then I realised that clearly it was.

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I’m really enjoying SWITCH, probably more than anything else I’m watching right now. Just so that ship isn’t left out…Joon Soo? Or Do Chan? Hard choice—I think I’d take both—Han Ye Ri agrees.

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    So Do Chan FTW! He’s funny & he & Hyeri complement each other. ^^

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      Oh absolytely So Do Chan! That little conman smile/smirk does it for me every time. And I love that from the pictures I can tell which one is which – even when he wears the glasses.

      And yes, Hyeri is much more fun when she’s around SDC

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        Oh, yay, we’re on the same ship again! ^^
        I know he’s up to no good every time I see that smirk. Lol. I watched the pilot episode without reading the sypnosis but I knew right away (before it’s revealed) that the JGS who’s being chased by the TOD was not the same JGS who’s on the island casino. Good acting by JGS.

        And she looks comfortable around SDC.

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        And yes, Do Chan would be who would probably win this, but you can’t ignore the past between a sunbae and his hoobae. I also like how JGS is portraying both characters, but especially Do Chan. I mean, he IS Do Chan.

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    What happened to Live? I thought that was your currently airing love? I so need to catch up on that drama. Sooo far behind. I can’t help it though. My Ajusshi takes the spot of “way too long, and heavy to watch” drama on my currently watching list.

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      Live is still there! And I still really enjoy it! I’ve been posting on our thread, where have you been???? The struggle of keeping up is real though!

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        Sry. 😳 I feel badly for roping you in and not following through. Ok. Ok. I’ll try to catch up this weekend.

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          No problem! Don’t stress about it. I’m a subbed episode behind as well. And POEM is tonight.

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Just some screen shots I also took of this show. Episode 4 was the one that sealed the deal. Dr. Ye? Min-Ho? Dr. Ye? Min-Ho? #POEM

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    My feet are teeechnically planted on one ship, but man, am I waving at the other one with fervor! I don’t want to choose!

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      I’m definitely on one ship right now, but I could be persuaded to jump ships by the end of this!

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        It’s too hard! *ducks* I kind of just want to resume watching when I can have some assurance, but then again… I don’t want to miss the week-by-week discoveries and discussions! Why must there be so many decisions?

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    Minho 😍

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    I’m a Ye Liner all the way, but that line of Min-ho’s in the last screencap did threaten to break my resolve. 😭

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      That last line made me faulter as well, but then there was Dr. Ye’s elusive smile! Yep, back on that ocean liner.

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    Firmly on the Ye Line, but Minho earned some major points with that last statement.

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    Me too! All the delight for the four episodes all accumulated to the last 5 minutes of episode 4 and turned it into one long high-pitched squeeeee for me.l The rest is Ye-line history.

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    May I give you an advice?

    No?

    I’ll give it anyway! XD

    Join us in Ye Line!
    Ye Line all the way~!
    We’ll protect you from abusing superiors, take care of your needs and most importantly, we’ll appreciate you as you are.

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With all the discussion of POEM, I had a PPL question for you all. This is the first show that I’ve noticed the absence of SAMSUNG phones. I think all the ring tones and the phone that Bo-young uses is supposed to be an iPhone. Can anyone corroborate this. I took a screenshot of her phone, but it’s not an iPhone, to my eye anyway. Does Apple sponsor this show? Thanks!

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    That’s interesting! I don’t know what phone that is, but the Just Between Lovers also had iPhones!

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      **the Just Between Lovers CHARACTERS.

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      Oh! I didn’t read this comment properly before answering. That is interesting. I haven’t seen iphone in dramas for a few years.

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    Looks like an iPhone to me! But please don’t take the word of a gal who had a flip phone til last year.

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    The iPhoneX has a ‘cutout’ around the speaker and camera, instead of a strip all through the top part, and no curve on the edge.
    Could be an LG or other Android phone brand.

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    It could be either Samsung S9+ or LG V30. You can probably find out which if you see the back camera.

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    I remember Healer was sponsored by Apple. And anybody with money in dramas used to have an iphone until a few years ago. But not recently.

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What I like about LIVE is that interspersed between the crime and violence, are these moments. Maybe I’ll get my love story after all and some humor too. I’ve found myself laughing out loud unexpectedly.

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