Beanie level: Errand boy

Uh -oh. Netflix has a new C drama rec for me. Somewhere Only We Know. If she is a language major I expect some clever banter. I went from Head/Shoulders to being addicted to My Youth,I went from Head/Shoulders to being addicted to My Youth, like a fizzy cold drink after work, and now this. I foresee this being my summer of the Chinese youth drama.

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This ep is Twenty questions kpop style. Just if anyone feels like playing a game on their commute.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/64lXXo5pYrLHloYrdbBfJY?si=Qp-KohgKRzOBjpfYFNrUxw

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    This is impossible. It is way too specific. Answers like Yunho’s dining room table and Jooheon’s dimples.

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I’m sure there will be some form of angst….I’ve seen the crying in the rain in the closing montage, but I love that Can Can went for it.

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Was watching on my commute but have to join the working masses soon. But @lurkermabz something about the way he says, “what” to her all the time in that deep deep voice, it makes me laugh.

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    Hahahaha. He acts annoyed but he really likes talking to her. Love that Cancan was not intimidated at all. Lol!

    I’m so in love with his deep voice. ♥

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      No, I love how slowly they became so comfortable with each other. Like the little bits of skinship that they do not share with any other member of the opposite sex in their group.

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    What drama are you watching?

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I feel like I’m spamming the wall, but these girls, lol. I love them.

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    Hahahaha. More more! Their reaction is so meeeee!

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I feel silly. I thought this was just a Romance is a Bonus Book thing. 🤦‍♀️

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    Hehe I think it was mentioned in the show that it was said by a Japanese author.. though I don’t remember it clearly…

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    It’s a Japanese thing.
    Japanese people generally don’t use the words “I love you,” so they have all kinds of ways of saying it indirectly.
    One of them being “the moonlight is beautiful,” which I guess other Asian cultures like to borrow, because it’s poetic and all…
    One of my closest friend is Japanese, and I had a conversation about this with her, and she was saying how funny it is that the people who say “aishiteru (I love you in japanese)” are always foreigners who don’t have a good grasp of Japanese culture, and that they always shock Japan natives by saying it! 😂

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      That is so interesting, thanks for the explanation. I actually really like this practice, lol. I’m one of those that find it hard to say unless to a young child or my dog.
      It is making me think of the movie Ghost and “Ditto”…not quite as poetic.

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Every time they pause on something like with no subs I realize how great kimbap noona’s live subs were.

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    That’s what I also thought while watching this! 🙈

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      I had hoped that when it was read there would of been a voice over, but nope.
      But…..they finally got haircuts. No more baby mullet.

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So I\’m guessing that Kim So-hyun has a lot of young fans. I like reading their questions. They seem to be in agreement about what they want to know.
I probably would just want to ask for Gong Yoo stories.

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Why did I let these two keep me up so late? It was fun until I now realize my alarm will go off in 4 hours and 10 minutes.
Bad bad bad adulting.

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    Chinese drama? If so, yeah, they’re the only one I binge these days.

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      Yes. I think because the eps are so short it is easy to say “Just one more.”
      Like potato chips.

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    Love their bickering! ♥

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      Yes, and the whole misunderstanding of who she likes.
      He all arrogant and his friend kind of shipping them, lol.

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        I can say that the whole misunderstanding is one of the funniest arcs of this series. Hahahaha

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    What drama is this? I’m into cdramas these days. Short and sweet, just how I like them <3

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      It is called My Youth. Definitely recognizable tropes and characters, but a fun show so far.

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I like the sweetness of this burgeoning friendship. I thought set in the 90s, but looks like 2000s based on a singer they were talking about. If I googled the right Jay. The cassette tape threw me off

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    It’s the early 2000s. They get computers and cell phones when they get to college.

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One Spring Night

I feel like I could fall in love with this show, but all the Pretty Noona talk has me worried. Please dont break my heart.

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    Let me know what you think about it.

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    The female lead is definitely better written than that of “Pretty Noona…”— much more headstrong and less of a pushover… The “bad” parent of this one isn’t simply just bad for the sake of being bad and mean, but makes me think and consider the reasons as to why they’re mean and a bad parent….
    I LOATHE it when I know that characters are written simply just to be mean, vicious, vindictive, pushovers, kind, stupid, etc. (you get my point) simply ‘just because’ and not for any other reason that could be more than that i.e. Character development down the road with for themselves or as a prompt for another

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Just started One Spring Night . There is something about the OST and the cinematography that is making me think early 90s.

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    And now I’m curious about how pharmacies in S. Korea work.

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    I thought Pretty Noona seemed very 80’s/90’s for some reason.

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      So it must be this director’s style. In one of the scenes in the first ep it was almost like a they used an older film or camera style.

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      There’s definitely a yellow filter being used in the filming to warm things up, but thankfully, it’s less heavy handed in “Spring Night” compared to “Pretty Noona…”

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This show. From her fantasy to the reality, lol.
Until C dramas I never knew a ride on a bike was a romantic gesture.

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I love a strong/sweet friendship in a story.

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Ok, this made me smile…though not sure it needed the rap break. A host on the podcast i listen to posted it. One of her Biases.

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Has anyone watched the Thai drama Theory of Love?
I kind of feel like a bit of angst and it\’s the one friend likes the other and then when the friend starts to reciprocate they are ready to move on.

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    I haven’t started it yet because I don’t usually like live-watching BL. I doubt it’s that angsty given the genre. Although I’m still in shock by how dark the final season of What The Duck was so maybe I’m wrong.

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      I usually lean more towards light angst so that is probably ok.

      I like the, well one sided, but when the hero of Weightlifting Fairy realized he liked our heroine. The bit of jealousy, the wooing, and the whole idea that they were kind of in a relationship with out either realizing it.

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I’ve posted it before, but this song makes me smile every time it comes on. It has helped on stressful work days when I take my earbuds to walk the stress off on breaks.
So, for that…Thank You. I hope they all do well in this next stage. I will be listening.

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Not delving into spoilers but looks like i should finish catching up on Secret Life of My Secretary. That there is some movement on some of the storylines.

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I know I\’m always asking for recs, but you all are so generous with them. Just want to refresh my playlist a bit.
Any recs for Drunken Tiger and Yoon Mirae, Seventeen, NCT 127 (this group confuses me), and EXO. I have like one or two songs from each of them that I know, but like. 🤷‍♀️
Also Colde Kunst and he confuses me too, lol. I\’m not sure how often he features or is just the composer?
I\’m still sorely lacking in female artist. Some songs that are getting replay are Bad Boy and Semina and still listening to Growing Up and Gashina.

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    I will make you a YouTube playlist!! Just wait a bit 😉

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    EXO: Don’t Go, Thunder, Baby Don’t Cry, Growl, El Dorado, Drop That, For Life (eng version by D.O is killer), Angel, Lucky One, Call Me Baby, Love Me Right, Peter Pan, Love Shot
    Female artists: literally anything by IU. I also really liked Jung Eun-ji’s solo mini album, Chungha and every single OST song Ailee ever recorded. Also, Blackpink did a lot of covers that I thought showcased their voices well (like Miguel’s”Sure Thing” cover and Big Bang “Loser”)

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    *rubs hands together gleefully*

    I’ll be right back with my favorites for Seventeen!

    And for female artists, I suggest anything by IU or Bolbbalgan4. Gems, both of them.

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    For NCT, the songs that are in my playlist are Good Thing, Limitless, Cherry Bomb, Don’t Need Your Love, and We Young. The NCT songs that I seem to like are those when they sound SHINee-esque, such as with Good Thing, Don’t Need Your Love, and We Young, as these somewhat sound similar to the songs from the album, “Odd”.

    As for EXO, where do I even begin? 😅 I would have to say though that I like their earlier songs more than the more recent ones. My particular faves are MAMA (D.O.’s opening high note still gives me goosebumps), Growl (the song that got me listening to the group), Love Me Right, Monster, and Ko Ko Bop.

    For girl groups, I have a lot. Based on the songs that you mentioned, you may want to listen to:
    G(I)-DLE’s Latata and Hann
    SNSD’s You Think and Lil Touch
    BLACKPINK’s Forever Young and As If It’s Your Last

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    For EXO I like the entire EXODUS album. I think Playboy is my favorite. (Choreo is my fav too)

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    EXO (in no particular order): They Never Know, One and Only, She’s Dreaming – the entire EX’ACT album tbh (I’m very partial to this album lol)
    Universe EP (Universe*, Stay*, Lights Out* are my faves)
    Chen’s April and a flower (all the tracks are amazing)
    Don’t Mess Up My Tempo and its repack (Gravity, Bad Dream, Tempo, Damage, Oasis are my favourite tracks along with Love Shot, Wait and Trauma)
    For The War my picks are Kokobop, The Eve, Forever, Diamond, Going Crazy, Walk On Memories, Touch it.
    For EXODUS, I like Call Me Baby, Exodus, My Answer, What If, Playboy, Beautiful El Dorado and the repack Love Me Right.
    Overdose: Overdose, Moonlight, Thunder, Run.
    XOXO: Growl, Lucky, Peter Pan, Don’t Go, Black Pearl, Baby Don’t Cry.
    Sing for You EP (Unfair is such a fun track!)
    EXO-CBX Blooming Days EP (the entire EP is amazing)

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    – EXO Chen’s spring album & his new official YouTube channel
    – female artists: IU, BOL4 (duo), Davichi, Jeong Eun Ji, Lee Hi, Lee Sora, Park Bom, Sohyang, Tae-yeon

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I know this was just posted for the Island Party, but posting it again. I need to go back to that playlist and find more gems. This one just makes me so happy, I always have to press replay.

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