Beanie level: Errand boy

My husband made me stop watching BTLIOF ep. 13 in the car while he was driving because Lee Chung Ah just showed up and he’s now too distracted to drive. Lol.

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Binging as many Lee Min Ki movies as I can this weekend—on my 3rd one—and I’ve got to say, he’s good, umm, really good…at what he does…*is hot in here or just my fever?*

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    Hehehe, which ones have you watched so far?

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      Very Ordinary Couple, For the Emperor, Spellbound. It was @linda-palapala who mentioned she was going through his filmography, and strangely, I had nothing else to do today.

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        Ooooh! The only one I’ve seen (multiple times) is Spellbound, but Very Ordinary Couple is one of the next on my watch list!

        For the Emperor is something I’m probably going to have to mentally prepare myself for before watching. Lol. Same with Monster (for different reasons).

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    You just watched For The Emperor didn’t you. 😎

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      Gratuitous sex and violence are so not my thing…but then again, I’d never seen them with LMK. And he is just so magnetic, I couldn’t take my eyes away. 🤭🙈

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        He is something special all right. I’ve seen most of For The Emperor. I was in fluffy romance mode ehen I tried to watch it so I couldn’t focus very well.

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        But wow he’s hot

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Yep, this was the scene where I still think Lee Min Ki looked the hottest…thanks for the flashback, director-nim.

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Korean 310: Dialect analysis with Se-Hee (@sicarius, this is for you) 😜

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Korean 201with Su-ji

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Korean 110 with an ahjumma and Se-hee

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Sharing Korean language tidbits from the Viki subs: Korean 101 with Ji-ho

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Not ashamed to say I’m rewatching episode 11 after reading all the Beanie comments and trying to glean more insight and enjoyment from it.
#becausethislifeisourfirst
#becauseiapperentlyhavenolife

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Now that I’ve allowed myself on the beanie fan thread, I see that ALL OF YOU have already spoiled that scene—and did it so much better than I did. I’ll go back to my ahjumma bed now. Goodnight! #becausei’llbesleepingnexttomyhubbydreamingthatji-hodoestoo

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Please forgive these blatant spoilers, but Lee Min Ki…I thought he was going to go all noble idiot on me, and in 3 lines, he had me convinced he would, and then…BAM!!! That line. You know the one.

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Just adding this to the collective… Even with all the skinship of these two episodes, it was this that made my heart stop. Because it’s the first thing he’s ever given her to show her he loves her.

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    They don’t look cheap either. He spent money and lots of it! Love it!

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      And hes’s got amazing taste! Who would’ve thunk! Our Se-Hee falling in love! I can’t gat over how adorable he is in this episode.

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And the corollary to that previous statement…

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Me, with every kdrama OST song…

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OMO! He’s going to make kimchi!!! With her family!!! Be still my ❤️ . #becausethislifeisallaboutfreethekimchi #andtheresakissapparently

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    I’m so excited it’s ridiculous.

    Who knew I so badly needed to see Lee Min-ki in ahjumma pants making kimchi?

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      I should also say #becausethislifeismine

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      How are we ever going to survive this week? I have my Goblin meeting this weekend—that will help. Gong Yoo is always there for me. Lol!

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        I think I’ll just end up watching and rewatching this week’s episodes. And that episode 11 preview. And the BTS footage. And read the recaps.

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    That expression he had on his face while making kimchi, especially when he was pounding (?) the garlic. Such determination LOL. 😁

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In boring meeting. Hmm, let’s scan the beanie fan wall— biggest mistake of my life! Can’t concentrate on anything. Give my two cents so I can leave and watch episode 10. #becausethislifeisourfirst

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    And crapola, o have another meeting after this one—the universe is against me! The struggle is real, guys. #reallifevskdramawoes

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      At least this one has sushi…

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        I hope the meetings didn’t run long and the sushi was tasty! 🙂

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          Yes, the second one I just had to make an appearance, didn’t have to stay! #smallblessings

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For my medical and medical-fan Dramabeanies (@lessa, @michykdrama, @kiera) several of my pet peeves are on this list, and of course, the last one!!! Lol! http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2015/07/the-problem-with-medical-tv-shows-a-surgeon-sets-the-record-straight.html?utm_content=bufferf2022&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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    I am not a doctor but thanks for the laughs 😛.

    As a layman and kdrama lover, my favorite is ” There is no McDreamy (or equivalent)” and the closing line “On the upside, the constant time indoors means we have lovely skin. Winning!”

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      That explains why my sister-in-law always tells me I have great skin! No sun exposure means no age spots! 😂

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        I used to have a job where I hardly saw daylight and I got a few tones lighter. But my skin had already been damaged by too much sun in my younger days when awareness of uv damage to skin wasn’t that great 😰

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          My mom was a sun nazi before it was popular in the US. I remember my mom being in full sun gear with a wide brimmed hat, long sleeves, and pants in the heat of summer. She used to yell at us kids to stand in the shade outside and even chastised my teenaged uncles when we went out with them to the amusement parks or pool and came home without our hats on.

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            Your mom has great foresight! Maybe my mom did too, I remember laughing at how she and my aunties would carry umbrellas when there was no rain, just the blazing sun. The folly of youth!

            Now it’s my turn to carry a lightweight UV umbrella when I walking for a stretch. My sons laugh at me and I am the one nagging at them to put their sunblock. At the beach, I am incognito, My bikini is under a long sleeve rashguard and my face hidden by a wide brimmed hat and shades 😎

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    Sharp and much appreciated. My mom was a British-trained RN with almost 50 years experience. One of her medical TV pet peeves was lack of hygiene. TV healthcare workers rarely wash their hands except for surgery!

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      Ugh! That’s one of mine too! I wash my hands 2-5 times with each patient I see! I’m ocd about this!

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So I just watched ep 8 of BTLIOF for the 3rd time (and don’t tell me you haven’t either) and I bet Bok Nam was some kid Ji-ho baby sat or something, and now he’s in love w/her. #INeedRomance3.”

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    Ooooooooh I like your theory haha
    Guess we find out tomorrow/tonight

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      And now I’m watching Sung Joon in Shut up flower boy band with Lee Min Ki. Sung Joon went through a time warp and didn’t age but did start inhabiting the body of Bok Nam, while Lee Min Ki didn’t really get hit by the TOD, but was transported to an alternate universe where his head injuries turned him into this stoic individual who is good solving Rubik’s cubes. So really, they are long lost besties from SUFBB, in love with the same girl. 😜😂

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        This is the best thing I have read in my life.

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          😂😂😂 I don’t think it’s on par with “War and Peace” though!

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            Haven’t read it, can’t compare. 😂 I have, however, listened to the cast recording of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.

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          Ok, that explains it! 😜

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        Pfffffffahahahahaha
        But that means I have to like Bok Nam… and I don’t like Bok Nam 😛

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          He’s a misunderstood puppy, I’m convinced now after watching it this last time and just concentrating on him. I think he’s really hurt that she doesn’t remember him and thinks he’s a stranger. I bet their families know each other. I bet he’s been following her for a while. He already knows her marraige is a farce which is why he’s so bold in telling her that it didn’t matter if she had a husband for him to get Eddie ger. I might write an essay after next episode about it! If I get time.

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            Well, that’s not what I meant to say… for him to pursue her… was what I meant. Sheesh.

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            Are you in Non-Stalker-Bok-Nam camp? Hahaha I mean, I’m willing to be wrong. And your theory makes sense. I can see all the signs for that. But so far everything he does just makes me irritated. And not just because I’m firmly in the Se Hee/Ji Ho camp… I just think his attitude and actions are inappropriate, and even if he is just ‘misunderstood’ he still acts like an entitled ass (Maybe I’m just projecting from my HS memories of boys like him hahahahahaha!)

            His life goal is obviously to find Eddie Ger and nothing else hahahaha 😛 😛

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            😂 No, still think he’s been stalking her, but probably much more innocently than what the show suggests with that creepy music.

            And yes, Eddie Ger is really who he’s after, which is really Joo Byung-hee (Lmk’s character in SUFBB) who he thought he’d never see again after his untimely demise. But Sung Joon has amnesia right now and doesn’t remember his real name, unaware that he’s inhabiting a different body, and that his bestie is not dead! 😂

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            You’ve got me anticipating tomorrow even more now, so well done you! 😛

            *snorts* pffahahaha this is some crossover fanfic you’ve got going here hahaha… do go on? 😛

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            I had to sleep,and work calls, literally! See you all on the recap!

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    I think the motorcycle is the key. maybe it is not his at all. He could be the son or brother of some rich bloke and took it to make an impression, thus he is pretty nervous about damaging the machine himself. I think it would be more plausible for it to be connected to Ji Ho´s time as an aspiring / assistant writer. If he works in a cafe now, he could have been in another one few years ago, or gone there with his brother / mom? and seen her. she had been stuck with that assistant writer job for, what? how long?

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My sheet mask obsession is spreading. Daughter asked me if she could do one and hubby did one with her tonight as well! 😂 Also, just got a friend on to kbeauty and she’s registered on DB now!

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Can anyone at all give a review or about this product on the DB site? https://www.dramabeans.com/product/benton-special-set-5-items-toner-essence-cream-soothing-gel-masks-x5/

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    I like the steam cream when it gets really cold. I have oily skin and it does wonders in winter for me. I usually layer it with the aloe propolis gel when I have breakouts. I use the propolis gel in summer in lieu of regular moisturizer sometimes when it’s too hot out and my skin is particularly oily and prone to breaking out.

    I love the essence, it’s the only one I use, and it’s great under any of the benton moisturizers. I only use it in winter though.

    I’ve only sampled the aloe toner, so I can’t really say whether I like it or not, but I don’t remember having any negative thoughts about it.

    I like the masks, they do the trick, but they’re not my absolute favorites (those would be the innisfree ones) but I also tend to keep one or two of them on hand anyway.

    One note I’d say about the the Benton line is that it’s quite potent, so if you want to try it, go for it. It definitely helped clear my skin up, but remember to introduce the products slowly into your routine. I accidentally overdid it, and I have really tough skin (or whatever the opposite of sensitive skin is) and it broke me out slightly when I tried too many products at once. Start with the lighter ones like the aloe gel and toner and then essence and then steam cream.

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      I’m actually asking for a friend who is half Korean—she’s adopted and knows nothing. I’ve heard good things about Innesfree as well. I have relatively good skin but am obsessed with masks lately. Besides for Innesfree, anything else you’d recommend?

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        Ohh, I’m a mask junkie. I love the Skin Food sesame and black sugar masks (not sheet masks, but great for exfoliation). I also love the carbonated bubble clay mask – it’s more than just gimmicky if you have oily skin, since it really does deep clean. I also have a great volcanic clay mask from bonvivant, and I’m dying to try innisfree’s volcanic clay mask.

        My friend gifted me a giant pack of the Dermal sheet masks which I also really like. Same friend also gave me a few of the tea tree Mediheal ones which are nice and hydrating; I also liked their charcoal mask. Tony Moly masks are always good in a pinch – I’ve found the seaweed, rice and aloe ones to be effective. My faves are the innisfree It’s Real masks, because the serum smells amazing, and there’s usually enough left over to use it as a serum overnight for a day or two.

        My splurge sheet masks are by Keruna, and I use the clarifying ones when I have a particularly stubborn breakout. I also occasionally treat myself to the Boscia charcoal or green tea sheet masks.

        For something a bit more powerful lately I’ve been using The Ordinary’s AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution 1-2 times a week. It’s amazing, but really tingly, so I’d be careful if you have sensitive skin.

        Let me know if you have any more questions for your friend about the benton line — I used it when my skin was particularly out of control, but have simplified my routine a lot since my skin finally cleared up. I still keep a lot of the products on hand though, since they were really good and I like them when it gets cold and I need a little something extra. If she wants to try it, I definitely recommend trying the aloe products, since they’re mild and good for all skin types. The snail bee is very potent, so it depends on skin type there.

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          This was extremely helpful! I already sent her what you wrote earlier and she bought the set from this site! So even though she’s not the least bit interested in kdramas, I may have converted her to kbeauty!

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            Haha, nice. Yeah, I’m a bit of a skincare junkie after my skin decided to explode and do it’s own thing when I hit 25 or so a few years back. I’m always happy to share my info when I can. Gotta use this knowledge somehow.

            I’ve got my routine down to three steps in the morning now, and five in the evening, but I love masks and I do facials at home once a month or so. Actually planning to do one tomorrow if I have time.

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          And loving you Lee Min-Ki spam, by the way! ❤️😍

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            Haha, thanks…there may be more in the future. I just organized all my editorial photos, so I definitely have more to share. But I’ll wait for the next withdrawal before I bust them out.

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      But this does sound perfect for her! She’s in Denver, where the winters are super harsh on her skin and she’s prone to breakouts too! Thanks!

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        Just tell her to slowly add the Snail-bee line into her routine — one a week maybe, and be patient. Aloe in general is really good for breakouts, and really good in both cold and hot climates, so starting with those is a good way to get her skin prepped.

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Because this is the intersection of my work and my oppa obsession: Abs=antibodies. 😂

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    OMG I want this. ^_^

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      This was a from a colleague whose student wore it to his immunology test! The thing is, I think he probably does have “nice abs” in every sense of the word!

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