Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

I found out yesterday that Park Bo-Gum loves Viet Spring Rolls. So, what did we make today? Eat your heart out Bogummy…and I never knew I needed to see him eat them until yesterday. #hyori’sbedandbreakfast

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    Those look so good Ally!

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    Yum!

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    They are yummy, filling and healthy! i ate a lot one of those with prawns and the vegetarian version during a trip to ho chi minh.. you can find it being sold everywhere in vietnam, even at Cu Chi Tunnel (an open war museum in hcm)

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    Ally, your rolls are much better looking and more “Viet” than Bogummy’s!!!!!!
    This dish also features in 2D1N Hwarang special episode, where Yoon Shi Yoon and Minho (Shinee) have a feast, though
    the way they roll are a mess (but funny), nowhere near your rolls!
    You can literally add whatever ingredients you like and roll them with rice paper. I’m glad you like it!

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      I been rolling these since childhood so that’s probably why they look so good! Our family is Vietnamese, and so it’s simething we enjoy pretty often. But now I know what to feed PBG if ever he’s in town, 😜!

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        Have you tried putting mung bean sprouts into summer rolls? It’s so delicious that way!

        I thought those non fried version rolls are called summer rolls? Cause spring rolls are fried?

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          I think it’s a regional semantics difference. English speakers will call this and the fried version both spring rolls in the US and have to make the distinction which one they mean. In Vietnamese there are separate words for them as you know (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gỏi_cuốn).

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            Yeah, we use “nem rán” and “nem cuốn” in northern Vietnamese. BTW do you still read Vietnamese? I can read it but really slowly 😅

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            Yes, I can read viet—but slowly like you!

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        Really Ally? I read your family stories in OT many times but it never occurs to me that you are Vietnamese. I’m also Vietnamese. 😀

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          I am!!! I don’t think I knew your nationality either! Representing!

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            I think Ally considers herself as American of 🇻🇳 origins.

            BTW Ally, if you ever come to Prague, let’s meet up! 😁

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            For years, I only saw few k-shows feature Vietnamese food. My favorite is “New Journey to the west 4” where they actually come to Northern Vietnam to try food and interact with locals. Have you watched the show?
            It was nice to know you more, and hope to see more Viet food from you. 😀

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    So these are the Viet Spring Rolls. A friend of mine told that her acquaintance makes a business out of this and sell them for a handsome profit. Judging from the portion, it makes sense. 😁

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    I kinda see a Circle sequel here! With the human cloning.

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EVERYONE should be reading the comments for ep 4 of The Beauty Inside—a show where I’m only following the recaps—and taking a primer in contract law. http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/10/beauty-inside-episode-4/

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    The only good thing to come out of this drama so far. Bravo, Beanies.

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I said he reminded me of Michael Jackson dancing, and now he goes and dances to Michael. #gikwangsFictionTeam #dancinghigh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3QaiQ2gR8I&start_radio=1&list=RDS3QaiQ2gR8I&t=3&t=3

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    Wow, so good!!! I stopped watching because I can’t bear to see Gikwang’s team lose anything but I guess I should look up the performances at least.

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      They were in the top this week! Losing lit a fire under them. His and his team’s part on the show was so good! Watch it! Episode 5! Hoya’s team was first this week and they were amazing too!

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        Hoya’s team is amazing, i love it!
        I din know GK’s team were in the top! Watched their clip on yt and GK looks like he’s about to tear up when one judge gave 85 marks. Gosh my heart cannot take the judging.

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        Ok thanks! I’ll watch ep 5. This is a good system, having you watch first and letting us know when it’s safe to watch. 😆

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    Oh, and @hades, Gikwang’s signature moves abound here.

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      They’re so clean!
      P.S. I’m happy that they were able to confirm that their crotches were where they were supposed to be.

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        And because you like NCT and that “pop and lock” style: https://youtu.be/QYoXfxDj-P0
        https://youtu.be/IyYJg3N62dA

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          I remember you sharing the first link.
          [1] Jisung has this thing about him that’s seriously compelling. That kid has a bright future me thinks.
          [2] Who is that Jang Yoon Jun fellow and how is he so good?
          [3] I never really gave Hoya that much attention before, but he has my attention now.
          [4] I love the song choices.

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            It may have been @greenfields that shared it. She got me watching this. I have no idea who that other kid is, but he’s ah-ma-zing! And I didn’t know who Hoya was until this show and he’s a favorite already.

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            Hehe yes. The dancing high links were shared by me. ^^; yay! Ally that was my evil aim – I want more people to watch this amazing show!

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            Oops. lol. @greenfields, I’m sorta kinda really interested in checking out the show now.

            @ally-le, I first saw him in Radiant Office and he’s now in Devilish Joy. Both aren’t that great of dramas, but he was good in RO.

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Awe! Doojoon looks amazing! Healthy and happy! And thanks in advance to anyone who can translate this for me!

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At your local Williams and Senoma for 9.99 today! Crazy where I can kind K-related products.

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I’m the proud mother of a CEO assassin. #halloweenisaroundthecorner #businesscardsarepartofthecostume

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Look what I found today. I’m tempted to write with a Sharpie, “while watching kdramas.” #imstillonhiatus #butthisistooawesome #goingonmydeskatworktomorrow

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I was talking to @mindy about the guest benie write ups, and trying to remember how many I’ve submitted and then subsequently published. I was wrong, it’s 8/10. It’s surprising to me too! 80%! #mindyhas100% #copiedinthecomments

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@earthna, was this the song that inspired your sweet poem? http://www.dramabeans.com/members/earthna/activity/596914/ #kpopeducation #b2st

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    YES! Ahhh I miss B2ST era. Their songs are always good!

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      I know! I like all their songs from this album.

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I’m loving this song right now. Son Dongwoon is quickly becoming my favorite Highlight vocal. His voice at the bridge at ~2:40 going into the background falsetto at ~2:50 gives me chills! #prelude #Still, Today

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    There’s a Beast documentary that shows the beginning of Beast (I forgot the name) and Dongwoon was terrible, to be honest. But he works like a dog and he’s improved 1000 percent. Very happy for him.

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      I’m surprised. Everyone says how much he’s improved, but I’ve only ever known him singing this way. I really like the clarity in his voice and how warm it is at the lower registers. In When the Door Closes, I prefer his voice to Doojoon’s as well.

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    He’s truly improved throughout the years! The songs on this mini are absolutely lovely <3 Have you heard him live? He sings them quite well!

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      Yes, I just saw one on YouTube! Is intonation is perfect!

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    I’m ashamed to admit I don’t know anything about those k-pop groups. I only know those idols who appear in dramas 🙈

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      I just know about Highlight, because of Doo-joon. But other idols in this group that are actors are Lee Gikwang and Yong Jun-hyung.

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Shared the Beanie Island Party with dozens of my neighbors today at the pool during prime time pool hours. And one actually wanted to know where she could find it! #spotify #hijackingthemusic

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    And then….Lionel Ritchie.

    That’s awesome.

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      That was my contribution when we came up with the playlist initially! That and some the Highlight music. I’m glad you approve.

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Anyone missing Gong Yoo’s face? He’s been doing lots of commercials, and here’s a compilation. But what made me do a double take was the first one, with my favorite misunderstood step sister from Let’s Eat 3!

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    And what face.

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      Honestly I was saying the other day that he must be dying inside. I don’t know how many CFs he’s done since Goblin but his face is like on everything 😀 He’s a brilliant actor but his smiles became more and more forced lately. I think he’s fed up with those CFs himself so he needs to return to a drama or film ASAP.

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        I guess that’s a perk for me not being exposed to his CFs or magazine work he won’t seem overexposed.

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    The second CF where he’s catching a train was shot in Prague 😭😭😭 But I guess even if I knew he had been in Prague I’d be too shy to even stalk him 😄

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    Oh, that face and that eyes, why I ship him with any girls? I just want him date or married

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      Same, girl. You would think with as many women he works with…and men…I really don’t care who he’s with, as long as he’s happy!

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    Kimchi sujebi ? Wow. She’s popular.

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    I’ll buy 2 of everything.

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My kdrama discipline failed me this week as I haven’t watched 30 but 17 before the recap posted. But watching a lovely 17 year old named Sophie play La Folia tonight was worth it. #reallifeviolinst

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Let’s Eat 3 with all its (RL) melancholy drama is done. I laughed with Sun the most this last episode, because I would have cried through it all had it not been for him. #ilovekimchimakingnerdyboys

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KPop infiltration step one complete. I successfully hijacked the sound system at the pool tonight, finding out that they use Pandora playlists for the music and stealthily changing it to Kpop hits. And the second song was this one, which I actually knew! #kpopeducation #superjunior #losiento

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    Muahahaha! 😈

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    I’m still tickled that they basically did Sorry, Sorry in 2 languages!!! 😂😂😂😂😂

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    Good work! 💪

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    This song is revolutionary! Hehe. It made me start learning Spanish but all I remember from it all is how to say “I don’t want to clean my room.”

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And because this is still a kdrama blog…Roy Kim on the Familiar Wife OST

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    Our roi of OSTs.

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    Ally, you should look at the post a little later than this one. It links Yoon Doo Joon’s V-live goodbye (I don’t know how to tag people or I would have tagged you there). Bring kleenex.

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      Thanks for the heads up. I watched it this morning getting ready for work, and had to compose myself before putting on my eyeliner! He was tearing up too. Oh, to tag someone, use the @ and then their name. A list of Beanies should pop up as you’re typing the name. Sometimes their @name is actually a different one, but their avatar and two handles for the same person should pop up so just make sure you’ve chosen the right one.

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Roy Kim is a salve for the soul. #kpopeducation #acoustic #brandnewmusic

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    He’s talented, funny, amazing, a great friend, smouldering… It’s impossible to not like him 😂

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    ❤️ this guy’s voice! Could listen to it all day.

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    I ADORE Roy Kim and all his music is just incredible…

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Y’all made it. This will be my last Highlight post for a while. The elusive Doo-joon solo. He’s just so gosh-darn affable, even during his concerts. You feel like he’s just being himself. The smiles he gives to the other dancers, so cute. #allhighlightallthetime #kpopeducation#whereareyounow?

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    I’ve watched a few of these videos you have posted, and besides the great music they are creating, what stands out the most for me is how Doo-joon and the others seems to be just plain enjoying themselves in these performances. Those smiles aren’t faked or choreographed.

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      This is one of the reasons they’re so loved among the idol world. They’re known for being really nice and genuine with both sunbaes and hoobaes. When they created their own company, many of the staff that worked for Cube decided to pack their things and go with them…that says a lot!

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        And why we extremely love them.

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        Thank you for that bit of trivia, Nat! I feel like I’m Ji-woo, marking the days until he comes back!

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          LOL! There are Lights on insta doing so already (…..592 days to go, in case you’re wondering)

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            There’s Twitter and IG accounts for counting down to the last day of his MS.

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    Oh, man, I missed this! Why did they never release it? Thanks for posting!

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      Same! Don’t think I’ve seen this before!

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      their solo songs in their 2016 Beautiful Show concert were unreleased songs. JH’s,Seobie’s & GK’s were included in their respective recent solo albums. So I was hoping we were getting this Dujun solo in digital release. Maybe in their next album.

      There was no complete Beautiful Show DVD for 2016 unlike in their previous ones. Cube released Concert video only in Korea over a channel, can’t remember if it online or cable.

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    Thank you!! You are a treasure trove!!!
    Love them all especially DooJoon!!

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      #allinthenameofkpopeducation

      You’re welcome!

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    I’m tagging everyone else because I now realize not everyone has any idea this even exists. I’m a newbie so I assume everyone knows more than I! @hades, @kdramamama, @cabanaalbana

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      @akikoz, @blurbel (sorry, I assumed you would be interested after seeing your cooments on Doo-joon’s Enlistment story)

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      I have this video and have been watch it thousand times 😀. Thanks for it 👍

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      You’re a Highlight newbie @ally-le? Tagging @greenfields just because. 😁

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        Thanks for the tag. 😁 I’m not very familiar with Highlight’s music, but @wakimary put up a really nice song yesterday that I quite liked. Will check this out in the evening.

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        Just started listening to them (and to kpop) this year!

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        G (@greenfields) & Hades (@hades) for some other HL music you may also check my FW. I’ve consistently posted some when I was more active here. Just move past the World Cup losing bets posts 😂

        Ally (@ally-le) better late than never. You have 9 years of discography and other content to discover while they’ll be on hiatus for their conscription.

        I will make try to post at least 2x a week for Highlight content, if you like. Would non title track song/s be okay with you?

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          Yes, and I really appreciate your history lesson that accompanies them too!

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            Ok, will do!
            I’m not sure if I’ve told you this but, thank you for:
            1. Giving HL a chance
            2. Sharing them too,after you liked them.

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          @wakimary that’s awesome. I want to make a kpop wiki on here. Putting the different groups in a centralized place with content provided through linked posts. Working on GOT7 at the moment. When Highlight comes around, it would be awesome if you can help with that.

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            Will do.

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            Ah so that’s the aim of this project. 🙂 I’m looking forward to a kpop wiki on dreamabeans. Where are you going to ground it/home-page it? Curious about how this will work! 😀

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            I’m not a minion and I haven’t reached out to them about this yet. It will just have a link that people will hopefully bookmark and share.

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            @greenfields, see above. Any why has G changed her name so radically? Are you a female underdog lawyer hero? I wouldn’t doubt that.

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            @hades – hahha you caught me. ^^ (though it’s fairly obvious) No particular reason. 🙂 I just really liked ‘anpangirl’, a phrase that came up in a conversation with @fatcat007. I’ll go back to greenfields soon enough maybe. But I’m liking this new identity. 😅

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      Thanks for tagging me! I have seen him do this song but just in a fan cam. I have been following Highlight for about five years now. DuJun totally won my heart in Let’s Eat 1. They all just seem like such good guys. I am so proud of all they have accomplished. I hope they are able to continue to be successful after they come back from the military. I will be waiting!

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        Wakimary has been a great mentor! Looking forward to her Highlight anthology on her wall.

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          Ally, I’m both touched and anxious with your words. But thank you.

          Whenever I post about Highlight and their music, I’m usually worried if I’ve come across as too pushy or dramatic. And even get surprised how long I’ve typed already. I guess I’m extra passionate about them.

          And Hi @kdramamama 🙋

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Any new Highlight fans out there yet? This subtitled video from their Fashion Week Promo last year is all kinds of endearing. There’s a line from this song that says “today will be yesterday” which Doo-joon sings. How appropriate to think that his service commitment will be “yesterday” just as quickly. #allhighlighallthetime#kpopeducation#todaywillbeyesterday

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    What I love about watching this video is looking at their happy faces…look at those smiles!! <3 (also, this is the dance I'm currently learning ^^)

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    That line is actually on my phone wallpaper
    🎵Today will soon become yesterday. Someday it will be a Memory🎵

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