Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

DB bosses, this pop up Beanie Box ad and permanent mail envelope are obnoxious, I hope they’ll go away. Although without mary, is anyone reading our comments?

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Parasite’ Director Bong Joon Ho on Making Oscar History

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/13/movies/bong-joon-ho-oscars.html?

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I just read about a girl who told her date that she didn’t like flowers and he showed up with a bouquet of chicken nuggets, thinking of @azzo1!

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    LOL!
    I hope I don’t get a bouquet of chicken nuggets because I don’t like that, too!

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      He’s going to need a list written on a sticky note (we need to keep a cohesive theme and our sponsors).

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        Seriously not a bad idea. Type out an excel spreadsheet of likes and dislikes.

        Dislike: Flowers.
        Like and suitable alternative: Cute stuffed animals resembling Oppa

        Dislike: chicken nuggets
        Like: Shin Ramyun (am I close?)

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        Kim Mi Young from FTYL can help, with the sticky notes, I’m sure!!! 😉😉

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      How about a bouquet of chocolates?! And he’ll get a bonus point if he made it himself. 😉

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    An entire decade and the only Kdramas included are Kingdom and Strong Woman Bong Soon? 🤦🏼‍♀️

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      Not very diverse. Mostly European dramas. Hmm!

      Really, Strong Bong-Soon???? WTH?? The writer probably has not seen Misaeng or Signal or Secret Affair on Netflix.

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Marketing on Netflix including, yes, Subway:

Netflix Is Ad Free, but It Isn’t Brand Free
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/business/media/netflix-commercials.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

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The Korean Secret to Happiness and Success
https://nyti.ms/34lJK1Z?smid=nytcore-ios-share

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    A very good and insightful read!! Thank you for sharing 🙂
    I know that us Chinese have something similar as well

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    But… the “happiness” part of “Secret to Happiness and Success” doesn’t mix well with their notoriously high suicide rare. The “success” part is easier to accept.

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      I thought the same, and the notorious “han”, I think it’s called. The sense of doom and suspicion at all times.

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    Hmm is she saying nunchi is basically instinct? I was still unable to gather how this could in any way lead to success or happiness.

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      I guess she was trying to imply the lack of nunchi will make you unsuccessful? But she doesn’t indicate any way to “get” nunchi and I thought it was generally a pretty dopey article. I wanted to put it up to get others’ comments, so thanks.

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    Even though the statistics in the article cited might be true, the casualty of revenge-related traffic death has skyrocketed in the recent years. All thanks to me.

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      Very nice! So you are the Truck of Death when it comes to revenge!

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‘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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