Beanie level: Chaebol’s poor doppelganger

#RIABB 11-12

My, my, I think I need one of those facial rollers they advertise in Kdramas. My cheeks seriously hurt from grinning too much XD These two dorks are such a delight to watch <3 I have a new drama fetish now: established relationships! Aaaaah, Eun-ho and Dan-yi have the most satisfying (okay, getting there) friends to lovers relationship ever!

Dear Santa,
I wish for a Cha Eun-ho in real life… juseyo.

THIS SCENE THOUGH XD
I love the exact moment when they became aware that it’s gonna be a date.

Yes, Eun-ho. So, so, so, natural. Good job.

#SQUEALFEST IS ONNNNNN!

P.S. This drama makes me extremely happy. The romance is spot on. I couldn’t ask for more lovely scenes between the leads (okay, maybe mooooore, when they become official… OFFICIAL? XD)

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    I loved when they were walking in the park holding hands and wouldn’t let go. She fed him, he grinned.

    I have to say they are both good actors because it really feels like they are in love.

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      Agree. They both bring the sense of familiarity and comfort when they are with each other.

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    I need someone to post of a gif of the pink camouflage coat he tried!! Did he really have one of those :))

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      LOL he threw that on and I instinctively said “oh please no”. Even LJS couldn’t pull that one off for me.

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Started LONG VACATION after reading @abirdword ‘s comment on her RIABB recap.

I’m a fan of KimuTaku but I haven’t seen much of his 90’s dramas. This is a great start, I think *A* was charmed by the two leads right off the bat. They had the strangest yet adorable meet ever! I can’t wait for more epic moments with these two. Let’s go!

pretty sure he didn’t expect his morning to start like this XD

pwhahaha! i’m cracking up. he really ate the other half of the photo O.O

they have the best conversations lol can’t get enough of them XD

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    I went to check it out because of this post. This is like my 3rd/4th Japanese anything that isn’t anime. I’m hooked, man! The ML kinda reminds me of Kim Rae Won in some angles and I love how the FL is emotionally unhinged – she plays it so well my heart breaks for her.

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      Awww, I’m so glad I’m not the only one watching it now! It’s good, right?! Their interactions are so fun to watch. They definitely bring out the wild side in each other.

      It’s interesting that you see KRW in him. Some angles, I guess. I’ve always seen Kimuya Takura’s visuals being compared to Won Bin though.

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      Exhibit C

      What do you think?

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        I’ve only finished an episode but yeah, it’s so good so far. Okay, I see the resemblance. He looks nothing like Kim Rae Won in these pictures. In the drama, it’s when the shots are taken from below, it’s a like a slight glimpse of Kim Rae Won. I’m just taken back to Doctors and Black Knight (the most recent projects I’ve seen him in) and the times he’s about to get frustrated or mad at the FL, he’d have this face like he was ruminating his frustrations internally and he’s so perplexed but he’s trying his best to hold it in. Sometimes, he doesn’t. I don’t know why that stuck with me. Maybe it’s cause he got me through Doctors (well, the parts I didn’t skip through which was very little) and the first few episodes of Black Knight!
        (How do you post pictures in the comments? I’m trying to but I don’t know how.)

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          I totally get the expression you described. Perfect wording for what KRW shows whenever he has negative feelings toward his FL.

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            Oh, thanks. I’ve been wondering all along. It’s subtle but I see it. Explaining it someone else is making me sound crazy and a little doubtful myself 😅😂
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    OMG I love this dorama. It was my first J-dramas and J-dramas eventually road to k-dramas eventually lead to K-pop eventually lead to where I am now. ^^; it’s a good drama if slightly frustrating.

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      HAH! That’s what happened to me, too. I first explored Jdramas/Jpop and now my feelings are swimming in the Korean peninsula. But honestly, I feel like in my fragile kokoro, it’s always gonna be J-related things <3 ;;

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Here comes Cha Eun-ho gif blast! I enjoyed every second of Episode 10. Gimme more, RIABB!

his love is so pure #mustprotect Cha Eun-ho
aaah, find me a love that’s as great as Eun-ho’s ;A;

lmao that subtle change in his expression XD

ppfffttt, he was so happy his noona didn’t give away her band-aids XDD

aigooo, this foolishly in love dongsaeng XD
(i love watching eun-ho and his jealous/not so jealous expressions)

oh my peanut butter jelly chocolate jam! *holds my melting feels* here… here! take my heart, Lee Jong-suk *A* take everything!

CONCLUSION to everything: I’m a fool. I’m a fool for Lee Jong Suk (Cha Eun-ho?) and his expressions. I laugh when he laughs, I cry when he cries, my feelings suffer when he’s in pain. I feel like giving him the sun, moon, stars… the universe even if he wants it. Ah, what would become of me when he enters the military service? ;A; okay, this post went somewhere I didn’t expect it to go.

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    what will happen to you when he will get married 😛

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      I’m good with that! Thankfully enough, I’m one of those fans who’s always cheering for their idols (or even real life crushes) to find happiness. If they find it in dating or getting married, then I’m 2000% on their side! 👌👍

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        yes and prettier talented new face might have also come by then 😛

        (Don’t lie.. heartbreak is real when your bias gets married 🙂 .. ofcourse not everyone turns crazy and give death threats to the to be wife.. but heartbreak is very real )

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          There’s always another oppa to replace our oppa? Heeh.

          (Oooops, you caught me. Okay, not gonna lie. I’ve already experienced this kind of heartbreak when my #1 idol crush of all time got married in 2012. I was in shock for months but eventually got over it as I’m also a fan of the actress he married. They now have two beautiful kids <3 I'll always be cheering for him and his family.)

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    That confession was love! Simple, seemingly understated but totally heartfelt 😍

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      I completely agree. He laid out his whole heart to Dan-yi at that moment. He couldn’t have confessed his feelings better.

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    His expressions over the bandaid.😂

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Omo~ she must have heard my frustrated rants on the last episode XD

yes! yES! YESSSS here comes that initiative I was wishing for. Thank goodness for Cha Eun-ho and his leadership skills. His words are making an impact on how she’s looking at her job now. I’m glad that she’s slowly opening her eyes to all the possibilities she could do with her position at the company. So happy for her character! Keep pushing through, Ji-yul-sshi!

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Ppfffft. Mwahahaha!
Aigooo, uri Eun-ho.

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I’m sorry but I reaaallly need to get this out of my frustrated chest.

I dislike this character. I’m thiiiiiiiiiiiis close to hating her (╯=▃=)╯︵┻━┻ She lacks basic understanding of work ethics. I understand that she’s a newbie but the way she handles her job and her overall attitude at the company really gets on my nerves. What is she even doing here? How did she get through the screening and all those supposed to be hellish job application process? Sigh.

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    Does anybody want to defend her character? I’m not comfortable with my sour feelings for her so if anyone’s willing to help me understand this behavior (probably start the discussion with her fussy mother), I’m all ears (and eyes!)

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    I also see it as a fault of the manager. She is a new hire and am guessing fresh out of college. Every task she is given there seems to be no mentoring.
    My guess is she is book smart and that’s how she got the job.
    Her biggest problem is she has never been independent – never had to make decisions for herself.
    She needs to really get out of her mothers shadow in order to grow.

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      Thank you for your reply. I totally got blindsided by my irritation. I agree, her manager is also responsible for her incompetence because we really haven’t seen Hae-rin mentor her properly(nicely). But I feel like she would do it sincerely if Ji-yul shows initiative at work and actually cares for her job.

      I think part of my dislike of her character is that scene when the CEO called to congratulate her on getting hired. Her response was so unprofessional :/

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      She isn’t at highschool anymore. When you do college you should become independent in your actions. You ask, observe, watch, self study and try to figure stuff. Even if you’re a book worm, you should know basic stuff and do the job you were hired for.

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      We’ve had some people in my department a bit like her. Book smart, even honours students, but when put in the workplace it takes them a long time to get their act together.

      In this case, her mother has done her no favours with her controlling micromanagement.

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        But the people in your department eventually got their act together, right? RIGHT?

        I really, really hope so. With everyone’s comment on her situation, I’m now cheering for her to get the mentoring she needs and slowly show her strong points.

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    She’s written to be dumb (maybe book smart since it was said she has good specs) and completely clueless. In this scene particularly, I don’t think it was her fault, since she had no idea what she did wrong. Nobody checked it and nobody told her, the poor thing has less than a month of experience and cannot possibly be held responsible.

    I also don’t think she doesn’t want to work hard, I just think she doesn’t quite understand what that entails, being spoiled to bits by her extremely controlling mother.

    But further in this episode, she is shown trying her hardest to stick the stickers on the books properly – and trying again if she feels it doesnt look right. It’s a small thing, but it shows that she’s a good egg. She just has no idea how anything works, ever.

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      Agreed. If the company hired her it means they saw potential. Without training and mentoring they cannot expect her to perform at a high level. Agree she is not self-motivated but I don’t see her as a slacker either. What she does she does sincerely. At least tries.
      The author bio was completely HaeRin’s fault. In my humble opinion. It’s her job to review the work of her Maknae until the newbie proves that she can be left on her own.
      With a good leader/mentor I see a lot of potential for her.

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      I now feel a little bit better about the character. Thanks to you and @mayhemf <3 I loved reading your reasonable responses to her behavior. I'm now rooting for her to improve (and eventually get the proper mentoring she needs from the right people) Just one thing though… I really, really need her to show more initiative with the job given to her. I hope she figures out how to deal with her mother and be a little bit more independent.

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        Her mother cancelling her credit card is going to be the key I feel. There is no great motivator than money 🙂 in Maslows motivation pyramid self-motivation is the last one. You first start off with basics – money/food/shelter etc.
        getting someone to be self motivated takes time and maturity. DanI is motivated because she is trying for recognition. Everyone works for different reasons. A good manager should be able to recognize these things.
        Hope they focus on all side characters till the end.

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    I think you will like Ep 10. It was this. Fear doesn’t make better employees. Good mentorship and respect for seniors greatly helps!
    Hae-Rin has plenty to learn.

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Watching episode 8 after a long day at work *happy sigh* that was such a nice follow-up from the last one. I thoroughly enjoyed all the interactions they\’ve shown us this time ( esp. the club ladies! XD)

Aahhhh~ that ending though! I can\’t wait for Eun-ho\’s feelings to be properly received (or at least acknowledged) by his charming noona <3 For now, here are some gifs I totally fangirled/LOLed over!

Goodness, Dan-i!

\”Yes. I\’m a man.\”
\”Actually, a really great one.\”
I felt the intensity of that frustration.

Hang in there, Eunho.

Total calmness. Royal… elite calmness.
Like… how?! His composure added to the overall charm of this scene. Ah, Cha Eun-ho ;A;

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    When Dan-i’s heart started fluttering though!!!! LMAO I seriously thought that was my heart beating so darn extra for Eun-ho XDDD

    superthumb-39

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      I also liked her logical conclusion for heart fluttering. Must be lack of sex!! Yes gal, I would have thought so too :))

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    his reaction when danyi kept feeling his muscles, like “PLEASE KILL ME NOW” LMAO

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      “Are you serious right now?!”

      “Oh my god, this noona. Jeez.”

      “Is she seriously gonna keep this up?! Please help me.”

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    This was the best episode so far. Seriously, your gifs are great!

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      Thank you! I couldn’t help itttt. I actually wanted to gif the whole episode bc it’s that good for my feels ;;ALSO, Lee Jong Suk’s face is JUST THAT GIFABLE 😍😭😍😭😅

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    Also towards the end I liked that his expression was a very ‘happy calm’ rather than ‘shock/surprise’ when she asks him ‘do you like me’.
    It’s almost like he is relieved and glad she now knows.

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Well, don\’t look too happy, Eun-ho. XDDD

Heeh. If that\’s not the most enthusiastic nod we\’ve seen.

Still can\’t get the cheshire grin out of his pretty face.

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Raise both of your hands if you squealed when this happened! 🙌

Wow. This drama just keeps giving us the good stuff. Can’t get enough of LJS? Gotcha. Here’s another one. And who expected a third Eun-ho to show up? I did! I kind of wanted a punk/devil-may-care version to kick logical Eun-ho’s behind for being so darn rational.

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aaaand I am back with my weekend gifs of #RomanceIsABonusBook !!!

i seriously can\’t handle my feels for these two <3 aaaah, i think i\'m developing a pining!festish because of eun-ho XD he\'s so adorkably in love with dan-i… it makes me cry and squeal at the same time (ノ∀`♥)

look at their cute interaction

oh, goody! subway has never been used (eaten) this well!

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    I keep seeing these gifs and I really want to watch it now. My daughter and I made a pact to watch on Sunday after both episodes are out. But loooooookkkkk at hiiiiiimmmmm! He is so enamored of her. She looks completely clueless. I am loving it.

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      AAahhhhh I hope you enjoy watching the drama with your daughter. Bring soft pillows to squish whenever things get too cute/fluffy (in a really satisfying way)! XDDDD

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    Really, I would missing him for two years after his enlistment this year. He is the best for Noona Romance. He is so caring with younger actress but his character more shining with noona.

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    The only PPL I (choose to) see here is LJS’s watch. It stands out with his pose in the second gif. Maybe he’s endorsing the brand? Either way, the watch is a good complement to his doting expression.

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    I love his crush. It’s the most ridiculously adorable thing ever!

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    I’m just at ep 2, so enjoying these sneak peaks!

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    If LJS looked at me with his head on his hand like that, he could do whatever he wanted to me….#ThisShowIsAThirstTrap #ButILoveIt

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      Same, beanie. Same. I relate to all the reactions LJS get in this drama. He’s just so.. unfffff—-

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      So true. Also, this just made me snort from laughing so hard.

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thank you,

bless you, stylish noona who put him in this delicious nice turtleneck (ノ∀`♥) #RomanceIsABonusBook

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Aaaah~ what a dork, uri Eun-ho!

I’m having a blast reading positive beanie posts about #RomanceIsABonusBook <3 Keep the love coming, you guys! (and please bear with my asdfghj!@#$%^a LJS flailing) XD He's just so… incredibly good looking in my eyes (ノ∀`♥)

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Whoooop! The dry spell is over and I AM BACK TO DRAMALAND 🎉🎉🎉

*looks at my last post*

Oh wow… it’s been three months?!?!?!?

I guess I just needed Lee Jong Suk to pull me back and hook me in again! Omgaaaah, I miss his beautiful face so darn much ;A; I am so glad he’s back with a rom-com! Aaaand yes! I am definitely hooked to the story-line and fun characters <3

Thank you, Lee Jong Suk. Bless your heart, bb.

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Ah, these two *shakes head*
Really though, this is like a really long foreplay for the two of them.
The endless banters!


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Pwhahahahahahaha!!!
Oooops. Guilty as charged 🙌🙌🙌

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Holygaze, Seo In Guk!?!?!?
I got chills x_______x

Definitely did not expect to get hooked by the story-line but here I am, patiently waiting for the next episodes ;A; I\’m not sure I can handle this much intensity though O.O heh, I guess we\’ll just have to see.

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    If looks could kill!!

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    SIG has never failed me

    *side eyes Junki Oppa*

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      hey, it was not Teacher but the PDs. and scripts. Teacher never failed me either – but Seo In Guk even beats a total ninja when it comes to choosing a good project.

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        I know! you’re right though and don’t worry,Oppa has only failed me in his drama choices,NEVER about his acting 😉

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Aigooo, our crybaby Joon Youngie XDD

dang, get yourself a man who enjoys cooking <3

oh, well… good luck with your relationship XD

Enjoying the storyline so far. I can\’t wait for more mundane things to happen to these two XDD

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I\’m back to dramaland because…

Lee Min Ki oppa ;A;

I love these two XD

Hah.

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Drama: The Undateables.
OST: Nick&Sammy – Only U

I can’t stop listening to this OST <3

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Took a break from my Infinity War flailings and finally watched #APoemADay updates. Ah~ finally. My ship <3 It was so much fun watching Dr. Ye demonstrate his epic mind control. Thank you for showing exactly what we /shouldn\'t/ do. Nicely done 👌

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    happy ye liners all over the DB…. epi 12 was such fantastic one to enjoy.

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      Yeesssssssss. I was offline for the past two weeks, too busy catching up on Infinity War promotions so I had to watch four episodes today to catch up and be ready for today’s episode. I’m glad I finally watched it. Ah~ I can’t wait to see more of Dr. Ye and WBY’s interactions.

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    I think I want to wait ’til IW part 2 is about to premiere before I watch part 1. Like the night before. The word I keep seeing is to describe IW is “shook”. I don’t want to be stressed out waiting for the other movie to drop.

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      I— I admire your self control, fellow beanie. I don’t think I’d be able to wait till next year to see Infinity War. I’m now recovering from the pain by watching all their interviews, fan theories and anything Avengers related video, really.

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        Me too ! I don’t know what I’m going to do, I need to watch the part 2 but then I remember it will be released next year… 😭

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