Beanie level: Wrongly accused fugitive

Can someone explain something in Minglan? How does the grandmother retain such power? And why is it such a boon for a child to be raised by her?

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    From what I understand, her grandmother is the “real” head of the household when the father is just a useless figurehead. Also, in Chinese culture, there is a long tradition of the oldest member of the family holding the most respect and everyone looks to them for advice and decision making.

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      That’s what I was wondering. Respect for the eldest or she comes from a strong family and maybe wealth of her own.
      He is weak but the dad does seem to really care for her.
      It is interesting the power balance between the wives and concubines.

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        If I remember correctly, she was the legitimate wife of the his father. Minglan’s father was the son of a concubine, I believe. When his father died, the grandmother still took care of Ml’s father and supported him. That’s why I think he still cares a lot for the grandmother.
        It truly is. There are so many questions that can raised in comparison to society today. Like everything was out and in the open in the past, but currently, having a secret mistress is like the new “trend.” Either way, both is terrible and unfortunate for both the real wives and concubines/mistresses.

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    Because she comes from a very renowned family and is the eldest family member.

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The Story of Minglan ep3…..no one told me how sad it would be.
But, oh my goodness, the baby playing her little sevant/companion is too adorable.

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Last summer I discovered kpop but the summer before it was all about Hamilton. I came late to it too, but did I ever make up for it. This morning just felt like putting it on again.

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    I did In the Heights in high school and remember our director briefly mentioning that Lin was making a musical about Alexander Hamilton and we were all like… lolok. Then when it premiered on Broadway my brother the musical fanatic and high school theater director wouldn’t shut up about it and gave me the cast recording for my birthday and the rest is history. I’ve been lucky enough to see it twice thanks to my brother. It doesn’t disappoint.

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Only on ep 4 but Ji-soo is killing me. I know it is not all about romance, but if they go that route Sung-mo better do some pining or some something.

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I\’m cranky this morning. It surprised me. I feel like that angry suga potato/cookie, but not as cute.

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Her Private Life. I don\’t like that she let those girls off. That kind of mob violence is dangerous.

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    Yeah. People shouldn’t get away with things because they will never know what they did is wrong. That was seriously dumb of her.

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      Didnt the guy from TVXQ let a fan go that tried to poison him?

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        I’m not sure how it went down. Did they know exactly which fan did it?

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          I believe so. Just googled it and said she turned herself in but he didnt press charges.

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            Well, that was dumb. That was attempted murder.

            Unless the fandom shun her and she’d been blacklisted from all events. More of a hell for a fangirl than jail.

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Getting ever closer to chocolate ice cream and Her Private Life.

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I wasnt expecting that.

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So Taemin is going to be at the Korean Times Music Festival in LA on the 27th. Day after my bday.
Someone should go be our correspondent.

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In the Bias ep I mentioned earlier a lot of love for Suga and Key. I dont know Suga, but as I fall deeper into SHINee holes I understand the Key love.

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Haven\’t listened yet but on this ep of Ask Me About Kpop its listeners Bias. They are reading listeners mail about their bias. From the description it says many have the same bias and in particular one from BTS. Anyway, the eps are usually fun.
https://open.spotify.com/episode/6kiEbt93Ug0FLfVwVhjmS7?si=jsDrrynFSHymQpkDETnCwg

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    Ok, the letter someone wrote about their ikon boas who is handsome, a great singer, but slightly dumb made me almost laugh out loud on the bus.

    It’s fun to hear about girl group Biases too, as I haven’t got into girl groups as much.

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There is an ask post up for Im Jung-eun who is a new to me actor. There is only one question for her so far. Granted it\’s only been up since yesterday, but maybe we can think of some questions?

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Do not mean to spam the wall with British singers, but thinking Oasis made me think Noel made me think of this.
The Jam is one of those bands I always meant to delve into and never really did.

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British state of mind today, I guess. When I was in high school (40 this month 😳) I fell so hard for this album and the Gallagher brothers, lol. I still love it.

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    I remember hearing this for the first time – I must’ve been in 7th grade? It was a few years after it came out, but I listened to it nonstop for years. Still put it on occasionally, but it’s dropped off my go-to list. The Gallagher brothers are an endless source of amusement for me — their feuding is so hilariously childish that I wonder if they’re actually aware how petty they are. I do like Noel’s new stuff, though.

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      It’s a great album so is Definitely Maybe.
      They make me laugh intentionally and unintentionally, especially Noel. He can come up with some great one liners.
      I dont know if you ever listen to Desert Island Disc but he was a good guest and Kristy Young is a good interviewer. He touches on the fall out a bit.
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b062hplj

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        I love Definitely Maybe. I think Noel has a slightly better idea of how bonkers they are but they both still allow the other to get under their skin, and I think that’s what makes it so funny. Giving the interview a listen now.

        Also, apropos to nothing, if you’re a reader and you like oral histories and fiction I highly recommend Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Daisy Jones & the Six which is an oral history of a fictional band and I couldn’t put it down.

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          I haven’t read anything by this author, but know she is well liked. I’ll have to check it out. I like an oral history so a fictional account could be fun.

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            This was the first book by her I’d read too, but I plan on checking out the rest of her stuff now. I have The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo next on my list.

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    Oh dear Beverly, I’ve been listening Beastie Boys for days because of your last post. I think I’m gonna listen to 90s britpop for the next few days.
    Oasis is my youth!
    I have the tape/cassete for this album. CD was too expensive for a middle school student in Jakarta in 1990s. I recall I was on diet (meaning I didn’t buy lunch) for a week to buy their cassettes. I still have them but I no longer have the player.

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      That made me smile. I love how music travels the world and can touch us all. That at one point we were all singing along with these Manchester boys…..over 20 years ago.

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Only 3 episodes into Possessed but I am into this romance. I wonder if our cop will wear the jacket every day?

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    I just finished episode 3 and I totally dig these two!!

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      It doesn’t feel rushed but I like that they are both interested already. Also, that they are aware of it even if they deny it.

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        It had a nice slow burn quality. And it makes sense given all the dark setup surrounding them.
        Also I like her. The way she explains everything matter of fact-ly to him is hilarious. Her analogies are good. And the conversations these two have are quite bizarre and that’s what connects them.

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This is slightly ridiculous…and fun.

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I forgot how much I like this song. It’s nice rediscovering an old love.

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Also started Possessed because a non drama watching friend started it. I\’m a scaredy cat and so might be a weekend daylight watch for me.
I love that it seems like he is a marshmallow inside.

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Finally got to watch both eps of Her Private Life. One little thing I liked was both times she fell off a ladder he never actually caught her.

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    Oh my God, me too. It was kind of hysterical how he just watched her fall the second time (because realistically there’s no way he could’ve caught her anyway) — but I love that it kind of turned the trope on its head.

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      I hope they keep playing with tropes.
      That and her idol in his glasses and holding his little dog made me laugh. Not that it is not a good look.

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I\’m just a few minutes into Her Private Life but her bias holding the little fluffy white dog made me laugh. I\’m always surprised by how many idols have these little fluffy dogs and often dressed.

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