Beanie level: Errand boy

Um….I think this cat is the perfect match for some of our Beanies.
How many of you have asked for just this type of heroine?

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/01/23/us/animal-honest-adoption-ad-jerk-cat-trnd/index.html

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I think it’s time for a sunday nap. I’ve been spending the morning reading The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley. It is one of those everyone stuck together and one is murdered. I’m around 30% in and now that I think I’m deducing some things I want to read the end of the book…..I hate this urge when it comes to a mystery. So, maybe a nap will take the urge away. Or stop to watch a drama or maybe actually do some house work, just dont ruin the book for myself.

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    Ugh, I know this urge. So tempting to skim ahead, but I know I’ll hate myself for it if I do.

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When did the word trash become so popular? Is it because it is used in dramas?
Is it because it is used in dramas?
I find that I have a strong reaction to the word. I’ve seen it used to describe dramas and a person’s taste in dramas. Or even describing the person for liking a drama or actor. I should say that using this as a descriptive for a person I’ve only seen coming from people describing themselves not Beanies describing each other. Thank goodness.
Trash is garbage it is the refuse. The discarded and useless, our waste.
To me it is the rapist, pedophiles, and murderers of the world.
It is not a badly written romcom or someone who likes the badly written romcom. It’s not a person who likes someone’s dimples or eye crinkles and wants to post about them. It is someone who throws kittens into traffic.
Sorry, it has been bothering me for awhile I had to say it. Now go on using whatever words you want to.

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    A long time ago one of my bfs used to call me trash kkk. It was a joke between us and he only meant it as such, it did not have the same connotation it has for you and English is not our first language. Maybe consider that the same might be true for the person using it and it is only a kind of funny way to describe the thing as less than valuable.

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    Trashy used to describe romance genre, chick lit/ chick flick and reality shows. Hmm… I wonder why.

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      Yes.
      Though if you do like those genres of books Smart Bitches Trashy Books is a nice resource.

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    It’s used among the youth group (ages 12 to 15) that I volunteer as a youth counselor for, and it breaks my heart EVERY SINGLE TIME I hear one of the students use that word to either describe themselves, the opinions of others about themselves, or the situations they see and face at school or at home…. My heart leaps out of my chest and I have to take a minute to compose myself every time I hear that word go around among the students T.T

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      That would be hard even if they are using it in a joking manner. One of the biggest things we all probably want children and teens to learn is that they and everyone else has value and brings something to the table even if you dont agree with them.

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        Yea, that’s why it’s so difficult to hear the students say it, especially if they are using the term in a derogatory manner against themselves and other people (mostly their peers)

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    Reminds me of Trash oppa from Reply 1994. Who is actually the best and sweetest kdrama big bro.

    https://www.soompi.com/article/551843wpp/reply-1994s-trash-oppa-jung-woo-poses-for-ceci-and-talks-about-co-stars-acting

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      I’ve seen mention of his name before. I’d started the first ep of this and then from looking at recaps.
      I always thought it was because he was a garbage man, like his profession?

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        😆 he’s not a garbage man lol. He’s a doctor, a brilliant one. I don’t know why he’s called trash. But they call him with endearment. And he’s a sweetheart. It looks like he’s oblivious to his surroundings, but he actually cares and have compassion. I think he’s one of the best out of the many Reply characters.

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          Oh my dear trash oppa^.^ He is one of my favorite characters not just out of Reply series but also out of all the kdramas I’ve ever watched. I was so happy when I watched the ending.
          He was called trash because he never cleaned his place and was careless when it came to food and clothes. I’m just like him😂

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      He’s the sweetest and this name doesn’t suit him at all! But maybe it’s because he’s messy as hell and is always forgetting his stuff. Once, he even dried his hair/face with the floor mat – so he has dirty habits as well 😅

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First few minutes of the last ep of Chocolate. They are in a Godiva cafe I guess and the camera pans over an extra sitting at a table reading a book. For a moment I wanted to be like her sitting in a beautiful quiet space surrounded by chocolate as I read a good book. Then remembered this is the Chocolate world so she will probably be hit by a car on her way out and lose her book and her memory of the title. All she will remember is the cliffhanger at the end of the chapter that will never be resolved.

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Impatiently waiting for Stove League to be subbed. I dont even know why I check on a Friday.

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    This is when I miss DramaFever. They wouldn’t post the episode without subs.

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      I gave in and watched it somewhere else. I usually will wait if a show is on Viki but sometimes your just in a mood for a certain thing.

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        The ending of Friday’s episode has me very intrigued for Saturday’s episode. Director Kwon snapped!

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          I was NOT expecting that. I’m curious about any fallout. Also, he seems to be focusing so much on Seung-soo now it makes me nervous.

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            He really has it in for Seung Soo now that the chairman wants to find another position in the company for Seung Soo.

            I really can’t blame Kwon for snapping on his cousin though. To make matters worse the chairman blamed Kwon for them not getting along. Like dude, your son is lazy and condescending because he feels inferior. He deserved that ass beating.

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            I don’t know if he deserved that beating, but he certainly didn’t deserve his dad’s sympathy.

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            @thatstp his cousin is a jerk and could definitely see them coming to blows, but the level of pent up anger that came out surprised me.
            I thought that once his cousin was on the ground he’d back up but he kept on going.

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            @bcampbell1662 Yes, I was shocked too. But I figured the cousin has been treating him like crap for years. It was bound to happen.

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Snow Day!❄❄🌨

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Stove League ep 9.
A lot of trauma our Seung soo has endured, almost Chocolate levels. But I appreciate that we are seeing grief from a father\’s perspective.

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Watching Stove League ep 6 and little brother is about to enter for his job interview and it has me all anxious.
Why do moments like this make me so tense?

Also, I love a ship and want a ship but undecided about Han Jae Hee & Se Young.

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Watching Jun make Kimchi fried rice on Chocolate and I have to ask myself why I do not use scissors more often when cooking? Why do I chop everything, this looks much simpler.

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    I started using scissors a while ago and loving them!

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    lol.. i started using scissors to cut chillies for sure..

    what an amazing thing..

    and i started viewing boiled eggs as the perfect snack on train journeys…and cracking them on head to open 😛 it was fun..

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    Scissors are great. Their frequent use in Korean cooking made me think it was a cuisine I could get into. 👍

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Next on my tbr after my current read that I dont want to squirrel from. I love that I’m reading again.

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Never Twice.

I\’m only on ep 16, but I hate the chaebol daughter. They better do a strong character arc to make up for her taking up so much space on the poster and the show.

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    I’m in the 20s and she still is dreadful. They better start working on that arc. If being partially responsible for the death of a young newlywed And a witness to said death is not enough to shake her out of her overwhelming selfishness I honestly don’t know what would. I personally think she is a lost cause but as this is a family show the odds are good for redemption.

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      I’m one week behind and I still can’t stand her. The golf pro needs to come clean about the death and ditch the chaebol. I dislike her too much to want a redemption arc at this point.

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        Oh, I didn’t know what to think of the old guy, but it seems it was him who could help her husband out of fire.

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          True its just the fact that her first instinct (,after picking a fight with a total stranger of course) was to cover her own ass at all costs. And to cry and have a fit till her boyfriend complied. His guilt and unhappiness all stems from listening to her. Ugh Why is he still with her??

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          And stupid apparently. Lol

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        She is so petty. I just cant stand her .

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          I tense up every time she comes on screen which I suppose could be a testament to the actress but I dont know if she s that good honestly the crap she says is so button pushing that it probably wouldn’t matter who the actress is

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        I agree. But I guess a show like this they need more than one.villian but there are plenty without her. She’d need aTruck of doom and a coma/amnesia to pull off a personality change.

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          I’m pretty sure she will get her happy ever after. One thing is they didnt spend enough time showing us how happy she and the golfer were beforehand or all her good points if any so we could see beyond this behavior.
          He didnt do the right thing either but I feel his guilt and get the idea he is basically a good person who made a bad decision or had some weakness and grew from it.

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            We may have some flashbacks. But I mean her moms attitude obviously has been passed on to her daughter, but of that family I like her and Hae joon the best

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Got off work, ran some errands, came home, drinking a cup of coffee, watching Michelle William\’s Globe speech (so good), reading KimbapNoona\’s best of posts, and then remembered…Tharntype! It\’s the final ep today. I gasped then froze, lol. I\’m worried how this is going to wrap up, plus how do I get upset each monday it was preempted and then completely forget it was today.

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I\’m having so much fun and satisfaction with the dramas I\’m watching right now, especially with My Strange Hero, My Fellow Citizens, and Inspector Jo. Added to this is the sweetness of Never Twice, the compelling Stove League, the gentle (though too tragic) eb of Chocolate, and the brightness of Crash Landing. It\’s a lot but with the majority I\’m just watching at my pace as the mood strikes.

One thing though My StrangeHero….Se Ho. First I\’m like \”oh, unrequited love for Soo jung\” the \”no, unrequited love for Bok soo…..no, Soo jung…no…\” I cant tell if this is intentional or Kwak Deong yen\’s acting choices.

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    Kwak Dong Yeon.

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    My Fellow Citizens and Inspector Jo were two of my favorite dramas from 2019! I’m also really enjoying Stove League currently, in addition to Diary of a Prosecutor and binging Age of Youth.

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      My Fellow Citizens completely flew under the radar for me. Inspector Jo seems like a hidden gem too, but I do remember a small group of dedicated Beanies.

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Have to go to sleep, stayed up way to late watching dramas and reading. Only 3 eps in but before I sleep I have to say My Fellow Citizens is delightful. Where was I when this aired???

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    My Fellow Citizens flew way under the radar! I started watching it right before the final 4 episodes aired. It’s so good and stays good the entire time. Hope you enjoy!

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This is a good one because it is nice to see them be so different than the drama. So light hearted and happy. A couple times they even break into a fit of giggles.

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    OMG At first, I thought Jang Seung Jo was Cha Eun Woo!!! I was thinking, “Why is he in a “Chocolate” episode of “The Swoon”….?” LOL On a closer look, he looks like a mix of Cha Eun Woo, Rowoon, and JaeJoong

    … The confusion and head scratching was real 😅😅😅

    Ha Ji Won unni is so laid back, so fun, perky, and girly irl, contrary to the more melo or super intense female lead roles she always seems to take on

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Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo

Just finished ep 2. I\’m going to fall hard for him aren\’t I?
But that CEO? He needs to go hang out in Chocolate so that a tragedy will befall him

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I\’m listening to The Long Yak\’s End of Year Yak and they are discussing the best romance/relationship.

I have to go with Nokdu just for the arc.
A boy meets boy until a girl meets girl until a girl meets a boy. Along the way they are enemies who become mother and daughter who become co conspirators who become friends who fall in love.

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It is quiet on here so my final batch of favorites without feeling like I’m spamming.
Want by Taemin. The song but also the album is wonderful. I feel 2019 belongs to Taemin. I’ve heard him say that when singing he is careful because his voice will slide into a lower register and there is a verse in this song when he does that…..and he needs to do it more often. It sounds so good. And as always his dancing is wonderful, he has such control over his movements.

I Wanna Be by Key. I’m trying to think what to say about it and keep thinking, “Its so good”, lol. Its catchy and fun with some humor and Key just shines and he lets Soyeon shine to who could almost run away with the whole thing. It reminds me of Complex where I like the whole song and find myself anticipating the rap break.

Closer to You by EXO -SC. This song is a summer night. Chanyeol ‘s singing voice is such a delight to me here and blends so well with Sehun’s. I also think the MV is adorable and humorous with how it goes with the lyrics.

Dreams Come True by The 8. This song and performance is so charming. I really wish it was on Spotify so I could listen to it more often. I know like one Seventeen song and this would of passed me by if I hadn’t heard about it on a podcast. I hope, if you haven’t, you watch it. If Closer to You is a summer night this is a spring day.

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My favorite 2019 kpop songs. Almost done.

Money by Dawn. Dawn as E’ Dawn is who led me down into this rabbit hole of kpop. I was sad when he left Pentagon and then very happy when he joined P Nation. I was surprised but happy with Money as his debut song. Its takes more chances and is more introspective than I expected. I’m really curious as to where he is going next.

Flower Shower by HyunA. I honestly did not know much about HyunA other than she was very popular and her songs with Triple H, but thought the whole thing was so unfair. Apparently she was completely in charge of this comeback and it is like listening/watching someone take a deep breath and discovering how free and happy they are, and also being a complete boss through the whole thing. As Lainey Gossip would say , She is showing her work.

Hip by Mamamoo. This is so catchy and so fierce and so many things to take away from it . One being, myself included, why do we pay such close attention to things we dislike? Why waste our energy and TIME to pick something apart?
Also, I think this song and HyunA’s year go really well with each other.

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    First: Yess, Lainey shout out!

    I was also really surprised by how much I love “Money”, as I’d never really heard Dawn beyond his Triple H work. I can’t wait to see what he has in store this year. I have always loved HyunA but I loved how you could see her artistry really unleashed with this track, and I’m thinking that the whole stupid “scandal” really worked in both of their favors.

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      They definitely made it work for themselves. They didnt hesitate to try a different way. But shout out to Hui’s vocals. I’m going to miss the sound of their little trio.

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Next batch of favorite 2019 songs.

above the time by IU. I’ve slowly been delving into IU’s catalog. I like the way she uses her voice like a musical instrument. Maybe because she is a solid singer and not playing off of other’s harmonies I’ve noticed how she plays off and with the instruments. I think this song showcases it well, plus sometimes her voice is so clear and pretty it almost hurts.

You Calling My Name by Got7. I like how the majority of this song feels almost spare and very concise but also layered and warm. It shows of some lovely vocals. I still do not understand the addition of Mark’s spoken lyrics. I’m assuming he was like “ok if you want me to, but you know they dont make much sense. ” But that is a small quibble.

Pink Magic by Yesung. What can I say I saw him on Knowing Bros and liked his face. So over to YouTube I went. This song came up and I fell for his vocals. Love a voice that feels like it has texture to it. And it looks like he is having fun with it. Also, enjoy this slightly adorkable live stage…..that dance.

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    I don’t know how I missed this! I thought I had caught up on the fanwall posts. Thanks for mentioning this in your reply to my comment 🙂
    It seems like Mark often gets the lines that are sort of cringey 😬 The song is supposed to be about the fans calling their names though so the ‘If you’re not here, I’m not here’ is about how they wouldn’t be able to do what they do without the fans.
    Also, if you liked that, you might like Jus2’s album Focus. It was a similar style.

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