Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

‘Parasite’ and South Korea’s Income Gap: Call It Dirt Spoon Cinema
https://nyti.ms/2oKOZcu?smid=nytcore-ios-share

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    Thanks for sharing this! It would be interesting to apply the same critical lens to dramas like SKY Castle. The very nature of PPL and TV production—with slick production values—gives weirdly mixed messages. Chaebols are cold-hearted but … look at their gorgeous homes, coats, phones, massage chairs, Louboutin shoes, and tiny skirts! Nothing like the love a dirt spoon protagonist to make things right in the world.

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Where oh where is YY?
@yyishere

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“Even the Introverts are Here”

Signs from Friday’s climate protests:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/best-signs-climate-change-strikes-world_n_5d84b854e4b0849d4727a1e1

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Woot! My Korean grocery is finally carrying soju! I bought the three best sellers and was surprised to see there are also several fruit flavors. Hey, @larelle79 you can now find soju locally!

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    Excellent !!!!

    Thank you for the heads up.

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    Yay!

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    how much does it cost where you live? in korea, it was like $1.25 USD… here in seattle, it can run anywhere between $4.99-8.99/bottle. in restaurants, it’ll run $10-15…
    grrrrrrr….

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      Yes, big grrrrrrr! It was $5.99 per bottle! If it cost that much in Korea, people wouldn’t be getting nearly as drunk as they do 😝

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        but when i was in LA last month, Hmart had the jinro classic on sale for $2.99!! i wanted to bring home CASES of it… but it wouldn’t fit in my carry-on, you see….
        : [

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          UGH that’s disgusting! The HMart price, I mean. Wow. My nearest HMart is 300 miles away, so I’m just excited I can buy soju here at all after waiting so long (15 years)!
          I’m glad you didn’t get stopped by the airlines with your carryon full of soju 🤣

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@ally-le and other Goblin fans:
My friend is visiting Quebec and just texted me photos of herself at the hotel mailbox and the red door – pls see comments for more!

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    She said there were lots of Koreans there and at the Christmas store so she figured it would mean something to me 😁
    Anyway, I’d love to get her to watch Goblin – do you have any favorite YT videos from the drama? The TvN videos don’t have subs.
    Thanks in advance!

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    That’s so cool!!! Take her to my blog where I have lots of pics by all the famous tourist spots of Goblin. She won’t know the context, but she’ll probably appreciate the landmarks. https://freethekimchi.wordpress.com/2017/10/26/our-goblin-anthony-bourdain-tour-of-quebec-canada/

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      Thank you, I’m sure she will love it!

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      Ally, your trip blog is fantastic! I’m ready to get on a plane.

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        I can’t believe it’s been almost 2 years! I need to go back.

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          My friend said all the Goblin “spots” were still really crowded!

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          dear @ally-le , I scanned through your blog post of your trip to Quebec and … OOOOMMMMGGGGG !!! That looked ah-maaaaa-ziiiing !!! I am in awe at how perfect that all looked and the fact that you found soooo much! the mail box! the hallways! THE RED DOOR??!?!?!?! I am spazzing!!
          breathless with how fun this must have been!
          I definitely will take notes and make my experience (hopefully going in September this year) an iota as brilliant as yours!!

          #fromoneFangirltoAnother #Beaniefingerhearts

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            Glad to help! The hotel helped with giving me a map of everything to find! It was so much fun! I hope you have an amazing time if and when you go! It’s such a small area that you can definitely see everything in the drama!

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    this is where I confess that one of the reasons I’m planning a trip to Québec City with the Husband this September is specifically to relive Goblin moments. I, too, want to see that hotel mailbox!!!
    ha ha ha

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A story and short film about a documentary:

Given Away: Korean Adoptees Share Their Stories https://nyti.ms/2LC5Nw0?smid=nytcore-ios-share

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    Thank you for that link. As a mom of two sons adopted from South Korea as infants I’m always looking for some way to connect and understand.

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      That’s amazing! My best friend in college was adopted from Korea, as was her brother.

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        Were they adopted as infants? What is interesting is my oldest son (claims) he wants NOTHING to do with South Korea. But his younger brother taught English there and learned to speak some Korean. He even contacted his birth mother when he was there, but sadly she wasn’t ready to meet him.
        However both of them grew up with best friends who were also adopted Koreans.
        I’m what’s called an “airport mom”.

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          That’s interesting! both my best friend and her brother were adopted as infants. My friend claims I’m more Korean than she is though. I also have a patient who was adopted from Korea (who I thought looked Vietnamese when I met her and I’m inclined to think that he does have some Viet in her) and her son is actually very proud of his Korean heritage. We talk about how he has the flag and is into Kpop and the all girl group posters hanging in his room when I see her. It’s pretty interesting how your sons gravitated to friends of the same nationality as well.

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@michh I thought of you when I read about this place, and the WWW scenes at Barro 😁

‘The Town Hall of Hollywood.’ Welcome to the Netflix Lobby. https://nyti.ms/2Ls7YSX?smid=nytcore-ios-share

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    omgggg this is Unicon’s exterior and Barro’s interior all rolled into one 🤩 love it!! thank you @bbstl!

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It\’s not a kdrama addiction, it\’s \”self-compassion\”!

‘Guilty’ Pleasures? No Such Thing https://nyti.ms/2LvfWK7?smid=nytcore-ios-share

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For all the Beanies (especially Beanie noonas) and their \”puppies\”:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dogs-have-special-muscle-lets-them-make-puppy-dog-eyes-180972440/

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Kudos to mary for vanquishing the U.K. Plumbers! 👏🏼😉😆

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🎇🎇🎇 wheeee! I\’m at a new address, I\’ve been relocated from running errands 🛵
to living in a Rooftop Room at long last!
Please be good to me, fellow Rooftop Room Dwellers 🙏🏼

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Hey, want to remember MoA as a swoony romance that makes sense? Watch the MVs. There\’s hardly even a reference to a game and you can forget all the unanswered questions 😤

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A true friend makes you a Hyun Bin mini-pillow ❤️. For @yyishere, who suggests it as my travel companion to Granada 😉

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    I was thinking of a bolster shaped like Hyun Bin that you can hug and talk to. But ok, pillow’s fine, too, if you don’t mind lying on his face.

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      It’s hard to tell but he’s almost a bolster as he’s about 8×10 and would be as easy to hug as a stuffed animal. NOT that I would know because I just admire him from afar. I can see taking him around Granada and propping him up in scenic spots (or a certain men’s room) for photo ops, no?

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        Stuffed animal…oo, I like the sound of that, so him. There’s a tigerish prowl to the way Hyun Bin walks, edgy and kind of wild.

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    A Binnie pillow!!!😄😁😃Coolest gift ever!

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      Even if it is closer to a circa Sam Soon face than an Alhambra-era face, I’ve got no problem with that 😁

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NYT article discussing the current state of \”pop\” music, including mentions of BTS and even Big Bang and 2NE1:
How a New Kind of Pop Star Stormed 2018
https://nyti.ms/2GxDPzF?smid=nytcore-ios-share

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https://dramacurrent.com/2018/12/11/20-gift-ideas-for-korean-drama-fans/

I just love this list, especially the men\’s shirts and the books which include JB\’s and GF\’s opus \”Why Do That, Part 1\”

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Tarana Burke, Founder of Me, Too gives an update in a TED talk.
https://blog.ted.com/propelled-by-possibility-tarana-burke-speaks-at-tedwomen-2018/

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