Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

It’s funny that there’s a header on DB with Lee Jong-seok with a bunch of Korean snacks because I recently came across my new favorite Korean chips. Behold! Turtle chips! They’re crunchy, fluffy, tastes like sweet corn, and yes, you guys, they’re shaped like turtle shells, which for some reason, I did not notice right away.

(See comments for more high quality reviews ramblings on other food and drinks in the pic.)

Have you guys tried any new food or drinks lately that are now on your list of top faves?

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    We also got some green melon drink, which was good. I officially approve of the Korean milk drinks. It can be a bit nauseating, though. One bottle’s my limit.

    Another thing that’s official: I officially don’t like alcohol. BUT I’m still willing to give it a try every now and then, especially when it comes to new drinks I’ve never tried before. That said, I wanted to try makgeolli (I’ve tried soju–don’t like it) and while I didn’t really like that either, my mom insisted on buying this rice drink and lemme tell you–THAT I can get behind. It’s like the non-alcoholic version of makgeolli. It’s great.

    The sausages in the pic were fish sausages. It was not that great. Only got it because I always see them being eaten in K-dramas. Of course. I’m sure other type of sausages would probably taste better.

    The onion chips in the header are bomb. 👌🏼👍🏼

    LOL, we bought the honey butter chips because my sister, @mochime, freaked out and said they’re the chips that the guys in the Mystic Messenger app/game eats and it looked good. Lol. They’re alright. I’m just now seeing that they’re also the chips on the header with LJS, too! Haha.

    And y’all know I like Milkis.

    … idk why I wrote a novel about snacks. I should go watch a K-drama. And eat my turtle chips!

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      oof when you said that multiple korean milk drinks can be nauseating I was afraid you were referring to MIlkis which are legit. I went to Korea last year but didn’t end up trying the milk drinks. I love Milkis too!! The melon and peach are my faves <3

      I recently tried a Korean potato chip snack but while good was kind of bland…I finally bought a pack of original flavor Milkis to try. I have not tried those turtle chips. One of my favorite chips ever in Korea was this one brand of fried chicken flavor chips which I can never seem to find at any HMart around me 🙁

      Enjoy your snacks and some lovely kdrama times this week!

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        Yeah, I get that nauseating feeling when I drink the milk drinks like the banana milk drink. It’s so cute, but I don’t feel too cute after drinking a lot of it. It’s got that cotton candy-type flavor that makes me feel sick and nauseous if I have too much of it.
        YAS, Milkis is bomb! <3

        You HAVE to try the turtle chips if you come across them! They're SO GOOD! And aw, that sucks. What does the fried chicken flavor chips look like? I wanna try 'em… if I can find 'em.

        Thanks for sharing! I'll enjoy the snacks for sure! As for the dramas, I've been really slackin' on that part. Haha.

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          Ah yeah I was scared to try those as I’m kind of lactose intolerant anyway. I love Milkis though and they don’t bother my stomach at all!

          I’ll look out for these turtle hips

          So the fried chicken flavor chips don’t look like drumsticks at all, unfortunately it’s not those. I wish I could remember the name of the brand 🙁 and for some reason I didn’t think to pack any in my luggage to bring home with me. I figured I would’ve been able to find them at HMart here in the states but nope that has not been the case. They were kind of standard shaped chips and the flavor was very fried chicken authentic kind of flavor. Honestly they were pretty delicious and flavorful! But hmm let me google and see what I can find…

          maybe it was this https://cdn.hellosubscription.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/SFD-10_17-7-1440×1774.jpg

          or maybe this one https://www.eatstretchexplore.com/2017/09/oh-gamja-sweet-and-spicy-chicken-flavor.html

          I’ll try to track these down somehow and try them and then I’ll let you know LOL #snackmission

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            turtle chips* LOL

            turtles are friends, not food!

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            I’m glad Milkis doesn’t bother your stomach!

            LOLOLOL! Turtle hips! Omg. Yes, friends, not food! We only eat turtle shaped foods, not actual turtles. Nope.
            Where do you live that you have HMart? It sounds familiar… There are a lot of Vietnamese and Chinese marts near me and a few Korean marts, but they’re always a bit of a drive. They’re opening up a Lotte Mart near me soon, which I’m SO SO EXCITED about! I’m really hoping they’ll sell a bunch of pre-made foods like banchans, kimbap, soups, KBBQ, etc.

            I kinda wanna find out exactly what the chips look like so I can try ’em, too. You describing them makes me wanna try ’em more!
            Haha! I didn’t realize you didn’t remember how the chips looked like… so you’re just gonna go by taste and memory? Ooh, that’s gonna be good. Haha. Definitely update me on this #snackmission!

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            hey I thought I had replied earlier and seem to have lost my post…ok so I live in the great state of Texas so we have a few HMarts here. Where do you live? I’ve never heard of Lotte Marts anywhere near me but I’m sure it’ll be amazing!

            Ok so I’m about to do my best to order and/or track down these three chips we have pictured here to see if 1/3 is my memorable fried chicken chip from Korea #snackmission #assoonasileavetheofficeandgethome

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        Lol, are these it?

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      I always see the cans of Milkis at one of my local grocery stores but I’ve never tried them. Is it a sweet beverage or is it sour/tart?

      Your snacks sound interesting. Enjoy!

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      Are you trying to like one up me with my accidental Melona PPL? hahahaha

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        LOL! No, girl! HA, I just wanted to start a conversation about good foods and drinks, is all. I think of DB and you guys whenever I’m out at a Korean restaurant, grocery store, etc., and I see smth cool. Always wanna share with my DB fam. I also have like, A BUNCH of drama screenshots I’ve saved on my phone that I still need to unleash here, too.

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    CHINGU! Long time no hear!
    Good to see you back on DB! 🤗🤗

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      Raven! Yes, I know! It’s been too long. So good to see you! How’ve you been!? I see you’re still sporting Bogummy as your avatar! Haha. So loyal, indeed.

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        Too long indeed! Good to see you too! I’m doing great! 😀

        Hahaha not so loyal… I did change it a while back. It was a black background with a star in the middle. You know…nightstar for my name. But I felt bad for Bo gummy so I got him back haha. 😛😝
        How are you?? How’s work?

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          Oh, now that you mention it, I do remember that night star avatar! Haha. That was cute. But you did go back to Bogummy, so you’re still loyal in my book! Haha. I change mine all the time, but it’s always been Go-eunnie.

          I’m well, thanks! Been working most of the time these days. Very busy. I’ve been working at a retail place (it’s already been 7+ months!) and now have started training as a human resources team member, so it’s been a bit stressful learning the ropes to a completely new department. It’s always a learning experience at work, but that’s what I like about it. I’m always up and running and learning new things.
          Wbu? Are you working? Going to school? Both? What’s new?

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            That’s how I can recognize you…it’s always the same unni! 😉 Not that “chingu” is hard to forget, of course.

            Wow…that sounds full on! But definitely worth it for all the experience. It’s great to see you’re liking it!

            I’m not sure if I told you before, it may have been someone else lol but yeah I’ve started working as a casual teacher. So been going to different schools and basically gaining experience as a teacher. It’s only my first yr so being permanent isn’t an option for now (it takes around a yr or 2 to work at a school consistently before they hire you) so I’m hoping for a temp position at the school I’ve been working at regularly. It’s fun but also draining. I haven’t been here on DB much. Real life drains my energy haha and I barely have enough time to watch 1 or 2 dramas at a time before sleep takes me. I’m on school holidays now (we get 2 wks off after every term). That’s why I’m back on DB for a little while.
            It’s good seeing you and all the Beanies now and then and remember the times when we used to be here 24/7 haha.

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          Yes! Unnie needs to come back to dramaland asap! She’s been promoting her new movie like crazy, along with the rest of the cast and the director. It’s called Byeonsan. I just really hope to see news about her signing onto a new drama soon because that’s where it’s at, man.
          And yes, you can’t forget about chingu! Haha.

          Thank you! <3

          OH OH OH! YES, YOU HAVE! See, I have such a terrible memory. You’ve definitely told me about you being a teacher before, yes.
          What grade are you teaching again? Or was it like, multiple grades?
          And boy, I’m SURE it IS draining! I’m rooting for you, though!
          And ugh, I know exactly what you mean. Work’s the main reason why I’m not as active as I used to be on DB.

          Pwahaha! Seriously! I practically LIVED here back then. I’m glad old Beanies are still around! I miss watching dramas and DB-ing all day, every day, but alas, adulting comes first.

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            Yes! She needs to come back to dramaland, asap!

            Don’t worry! I’ve got a terrible memory too. Haha can’t remember what I told whom.
            So I’m a primary school teacher, so I can teach any class from kindy to year 6. It depends on which
            teacher is absent that day and I take their class.
            Thank you! 💕
            Haha agreed. Unfortunately adulting comes first, but I hope to be here on DB every now and then so I guess I’ll see ya around.
            Plus you’re on planet Rabbit now so I’ll see you there more often! 😁😁❤❤

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          Oh wow, so that’s great that you can teach from kindy to 6th grade, but it must be such a surprise every time you come in and I can imagine all the adjustments and preparation you have to do before you come in. How soon do you find out what grade you’re going to be teaching?

          Yes, let’s both try to get on more often so we can see and talk to each other often again! I miss this so much.
          And yes, we’re now bunny friends! <3 I'm gonna try to watch the last ep of Moonlight Drawn By Clouds on Rabbit later (really crossing my fingers for this one), so I hope to see you there! Hehe. I can already imagine all the fun!

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Anyone else automatically switches to blog view when they’re on DB?

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    I did but not anymore also hello stranger

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    meeeeeee!
    and THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for this Kim Sam Soon gif! this was my 1st kdrama and the 1st strong female lead character I fell in love with !! *reminiscing*

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      Haha, cool! It’s been… how many years since the site’s makeover? And I’m still not used to the new layout. I miss the pink and blue colors. I’m glad blog view is available!

      Ha! YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY WELCOME! I have like another version of it, but never got the chance to use it until now. Was wanting to make a post with the 2 gifs (‘cause we can do that now, yay!), but it didn’t work. Lemme try again… ANYWAYS, YES! I rewatched it a little bit awhile back ago and I was like, “Man! She’s SO FIESTY! I love it!” I gotta finish it bc I remember how funny and sweet her relationship w/ Daniel Henney’s character was.

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    Same. 🙂

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Has anyone read the webtoon Something About Us? It’s a cute li’l story about two best friends and how “everything changes” when one of ‘em starts harboring romantic feelings for the other.

It’s got that Fight My Way vibe in that the two main characters are so natural, honest, and goofy with each other and has such a close bond as friends.

That being said, it’s being turned into a K-drama! Yay! I read the entire webtoon and have been waiting for more news on the drama and it looks like Seo Kang-joon’s been cast as the main character. I can’t really picture him as Woo-jin, but I like Kang-joon (he’s a babe with dreamy eyes… and oh yeah, boy can act, too… right? *I* thought he did a solid job in Cheese in the Trap…). Nevertheless, I’m excited. I’m already giddy at the thought of him being Han Woo-jin, the perfect guy friend.

Now I’m hoping for the rest of the cast to be ace–especially the female lead. I can’t wait to see these cuties come to life.

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    Can you share, what is the description of the female lead’s character? Seo Kang-joon can do well depends on the role and with a good PD. He also needs a good female lead, so hopefully they will cast better and experienced actress.

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      Let’s see… I have a terrible memory, so I’ll try to write down whatever I can remember on the details of the female lead, aka Doh Ga-young. She’s been friends with Han Woo-jin since middle school (he was the one that initiated the friendship since she was terribly shy and liked to keep to herself. She was also bullied in her past by a close “friend” and it’s kept her from getting close to anyone else). As she grew older (the story takes place when they’re both in college–like CITT!), she became more outgoing, but still likes to hang out with her inner circle of friends consisting of Woo-jin and her two other gal pals. She’s smart and she speaks her mind. I remember her being a fairly strong female character. I can’t remember if she aspires to be a PD or something in the video editing field, but that’s what she’s studying/majoring in. If you’re interested, you can read the webtoon here: https://www.lezhin.com/en/comic/something_about_us/

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      And yes, I think Seo Kang-joon’s got a lot of potential as an actor. I actually find him very charismatic. I’m hoping for a solid cast overall!

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    I liked this post and didn’t even realise it was you who posted it… welp.

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      Haha, nice! But how could you miss my name?

      I have some Moonlight photos to share, but just had to share this bit of news first.

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    uhhh… how can I missed this particular news??? After Orange Marmalade, CITT and Bride of Water God, I kinda overly protective about my fave getting a drama adaptation/live action.. ohh gawd…

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    got me curious with the webtoon..will look out for this drama adaptation. any news on who the female lead might be?

    hey ladies @sicarius @obsessedmuch @irishrah @kaybee 😉

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      sorry @chingu about my question above,misread a part of your post.just re-read now and realized you’re still on lookout for further casting news.

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      Does sound similar 😀
      I will be checking it out whenever it comes!
      And yep, Seo Kang Joon was alright in CITT!

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        me too,it sounds familiar.I might end up reading the webtoon 😄

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          Oh, you should totally read the webtoon! It’s such a cute and easy read. 👌🏼👍🏼

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            i’ll start it this weekend..a lot of other Beanies are either recommending or started reading it too.

            you know me easily swayed 😉

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        He was so good he got me low key shippin’ him w/ Kim Go-eun (another reason why I wouldn’t mind seeing her cast as the female lead in this adaptation, hee) in CITT!

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    I am! And I like it but it is near the end :'(

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    So buddy… how’s Moonlight going? 😉

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      hA! It’s STILL goin’ bud. 🙈 I’m either pullin’ a marathon on it, or not watching it at all–there’s no in between! I think I’m either on the last ep or second to last ep! Also: HAY GURL HAY! I’m at work rn, but logged in to comment on a few stuff. Hopefully I’ll have time to get on here later! Ttyl~

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    EXCUUSSSSSSE YOU

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      LOOOOOOOOOL! Hiiiiiiiiiii~~~!!! I’m so sorry for not reaching out to you first. Didn’t really have time to do much other than reply to some comments.

      Didja ever email me, btw? I actually ended up deleting that email, and I was worried that you’d email me there and wonder why I didn’t respond back. Sorry about that, too! Lemme give you my main email that I’ll most likely keep forever: calldibs@hotmail.com

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        You should be sorry. Hahahaha jk jk.

        I didn’t, no, as I said in the other comment hehe.
        I kept meaning too but never got round to it because of my own Lyfe haha
        Yayyy! Thank you!!! I shall save it incase you ever disappear on me AGAIN! 😛

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@sicarius
Totally did not momentarily ship these two
Nope
Nuh uh

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    How DARE you … hahahaha she’s likable though so I get it 😛 And I liked the SL wayyyy more in the second half than I did when I first watched it. He was lovely.

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      Pwahaha! I know! When he stepped closer to her and they both looked into each other’s eyes and I swear the trees swayed and the sun was gleaming, I was like, omo.
      Second lead’s cute, but I feel so bad bc he’s so obviously THE second lead. Like, there’s just no chance for you, dude. So sorry.

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    Can we have a drama with them as leads please?

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      I’m kinda Chae Soo-bin OUT atm, tbh. She was like everywhere. She’s very likable, but I’ve been patiently waiting for Bogummy’s comeback to dramaland, so I’m actually hoping he’ll be paired up with someone else *cough*Kim Go-eun*cough*, but yeah, they can definitely reunite as the OTP later… not now, later! 😅

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Heh, before @sicarius gives me the stink eye for watching anything and everything but Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, I totally did picked it back up again! I swears it! Moonlight Project is a GO GO. 👌🏼👍🏼

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    It’s a Slow Go, but it’s still a Go Go, nonetheless. 😉😅

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    YES YES I’M SO GLAD. WOHOOO. NOW WE HAVE TO BOTH COME ON DB NOW TO ENCOURAGE YOU. And so I can comment on everything. Look at the cuties ok. If you can’t do it for them do it for the costume department 😛

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      Ahaha, I was so happy to find out how fast DB was working for me today. Let’s hope it stays this way so I can make more posts! And yes, I told myself I should watch it before I watch other stuff, but at least I’m watching it with other stuff. Hee. Doing it for the cutie puppies, the costume dept., you, and myself! So many ppl on the line, here. Haha

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        Great, the more factors on the line, the more likely you are to watch it mwahahaha 😛

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          LAWL, TRUE. I’m a sucker for doing things under pressure. But I love that you’re not letting me off the hook for this one so easily. Kinda surprised, but I respect and appreciate it! 😄

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          You’re a tough cookie to crack! 😆

          Well, if it was you that didn’t finish watching by the deadline, I’d just be like, “Haha, that’s okay. You can just pick it back up whenever you feel like it,” but you’re just like, “GURRRL, I’ll wait. *taps foot impatiently* you gon’ finish it and I’ll be waiting at the finish line for ya when you do.” Haha, which is something I appreciate and respect because you’re not letting me give up. 😆

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            😉 You know it.

            Hahahaha aww! Well thank you! and you’re welcome, again. Idk I feel like if you did let ME off I’d be like NO BUT I HAVE TO CHINGU, reverse psychology and all that.
            I for sure will be waiting for you at the finish line. Been waiting for a while actually hehe now I can cheer you on towards it.

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    Yay! I’ll be looking forward to your posts about it. As you can tell from my name and profile pic, I like MDBC a little, just a little 😅

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Okay, been watching Misty (I’m ON ep 5, but haven’t watched it yet), and I’ve got lots to say (like how cool is it that Lee Seon-kyun aka The Voice’s wife is in this drama? I’ve never seen her act before… Or how dangerously attractive Go Joon is? I knew he was good the moment I saw him in Rescue Me), but I can’t wait for Hye-ran and her husband to fall in love with each other again. Or is it more like for her to finally fall for him, for reals? Either way, I’m looking forward to how they’re gonna clear her name and the idea of them falling in love in the process will just be the icing on the cake. Just LOOK at those smiles!

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    Ha! I had the same reaction to Lee Seon-kyun! I’d never seen her act before either, but I like her. Feel so sorry for her too *sigh*
    Go Joon is ridiculous…like, he shouldn’t be that hot. And his voice. Ugh, that *voice*!! It does things to me lol
    I’m really excited about this drama (and proud of myself, too. It’s not something I’d usually watch because I tend to stay away from intense dramas, but I’m currently confined to my room and decided to throw caution to the wind!) and, like you, can’t wait to see more of their relationship. I’m not sure if she was ever really in love with him, but I can see why that ship sailed so I’m dying of curiosity to see what will bring them together again (if that actually happens!)

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      I was like 😮 when I clicked on her name and saw that she was Lee Seon-kyun’s wifeu! Haha. Even though this is my first time seeing her act, her filmography’s pretty lengthy, which explains why I’ve never seen her, considering I rarely watch K-movies.

      Yeah, I feel bad for her character, too–she doesn’t deserve a loveless marriage like that. It sucks that it seems like she’s so invested in her husband, and he’s so easily attracted to other women and treats his marriage with her so lightly. At this point though, I’m starting to wonder if she’s the one behind his death? DUN dun dunnnnnnn!

      Hahaha! I feel ya. It’s funny that the actress is surrounded by such deep, sultry voiced men–from her rl husband, Mr. Voice, himself, to Go Joon. Hee. He’s got the bod, the voice, and the acting chops! I’d like to see more of him!

      Yah, Misty’s not my usual go-to drama either, but I’m glad I gave it a shot. It’s got an intriguing mystery plot, riveting characters (Hye-ran’s so strong and badass, I love it), and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how their relationship progresses as the drama continues and the mysteries ~unfold~

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        Me too! I was like “Ohhh…so this is heeeer!” lol

        I still feel bad for her, even though I was pleasantly surprised at her attitude change when she was talking to Ji-won (the banmal! the glare! the nonchalance!), I still feel for her having a crappy (albeit sexy) cheating, dead husband, a crappy, liar non-friend, and an uncertain future with a baby in tow. I have no idea if she could have killed KL…on one hand, he was her baby’s father, and she was apparently used to his cheating, but on the other hand, he was one picture away from ruining her life and her future…still weeks away from really knowing what happened *sigh*

        I’m glad you also gave it a shot, I love it when dramas surprise you!

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          Oh, I know. I guess there’s a lot more to Eun-joo than we’ve seen of her so far. I actually haven’t even watched ep 5 yet, so idek if there’s more to her (I’m sure there is) than meets the eye. Are you all caught up?

          HA, well when you put it all like that… yeah, her life kinda sucks. Once she gives birth, her baby’s all she’ll have… aw. I actually hope she’ll find a friend in Hye-ran in the end, tho.

          Its the best feeling when a drama sucks you in and you never saw it coming! Haha.
          It’s cool that DB started the Misty discussions, so we’ll be able to get more insight on the drama! I’ll try to find some time for that and hope to see you there, too!

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Anyone watched the Korean movie Method starring Park Sung-woong? Well, I did. It was a fast-paced, intense, and sensual movie that left me wanting more from both Park Sung-woong and rookie actor Oh Seung-hoon. *reminds self to make a list of lesser-known Korean actors I wanna see more of* The latter started off kinda weak, tbh, but snapped into real expressive territory real quick. This was basically the bromance that never was in Man to Man. Lawl, I kid, I kid. We all shipped Park Hae-jin with Kim Min-jung, didn’t we? *nervous laughter* ANYWAYS, props to both of these men for putting on such an enticing performance together.

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Me in Zumba class

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    … I haven’t stepped foot in a gym in YEARS, so no Zumba classes for me, but I did try it once (the gym I went to had Zumba classes, among many other physical activities), and it was fun, but super hard to keep up with. I used to play the game Just Dance, which has a similar setup. Now I occasionally whip out my dance mat and play DDR and get back to being the Heavy master like I used to be. Lawl, if anyone has any idea what I’m talking about, please let me know. Any fellow DDR players here? Man. Can I dance? Heck yeah, I can dance!

    Side note: LAWL, I’m just so tickled (idk why I’m using this word. I literally never use this word irl. Oh well) that I get to use this gif because it’s like one of the funniest thing ever. Kim Go-eun, ftw! Also, @mindy–it just gets better and better, doesn’t it? ☝🏼😂

    2nd side note: I really should be sleeping rn considering I have work in a few hours… Instead, I’m posting this and saying nonsense… this is what happens when DB starts working normally again for me after so long… 🙈

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      My DDR mat is still sitting in a box unopened somewhere…🙄🤔

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      I love this gif 😂 Kim Go-eun’s character was so funny. I was taken aback by some of the humor in this movie. It was still really creepy but I did not expect to laugh a few times hahaha.

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    That’s why I don’t take Zumba classes!

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      Haha! That’s one of the reasons why! It starts off doable and fun, but once they pick up the pace and expects you to just dance along, it’s like, “Um, did everyone here learn the choreography beforehand or something? Am I the only one having trouble breathing and dancing at the same time??? Help!”

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        I never dance because I’m a really bad dancer, like I can move my head to the beat but the rest of my body refuses to do so, I tried once to change my workout routine and add dance to it, I failed so miserably that I dropped on the gound laughing for 5 a whole minutes and everyone lookes at me crazy!

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          looked** 😂

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          Lawl, I’m not a dancer/can’t dance, either, but I LOVE DDR, which is an old dancing game (it’s the one with the arrows on the dance mat/pad). I used to be able to play it nonstop and as many rounds as I could afford, but now I run outta breath easily and would be lucky if I could make it through one round. Lawl. I tell myself to play it more to train myself to last longer and y’know, it’s a great workout/form of exercise, too. I feel like I’m not completely stiff and actually have some rhythm, but I ain’t busting any moves in public any time soon… unless it’s DDR. Haha

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            Never tried DDR in my life, don’t have the guts to, but it is some kind of a workout, like jumping jacks and lunges! I used to workout a lot so I don’t run out of breath easily, but I hurt my leg 3 months ago and since then I’ve been doing nothing but being a couch potato, I don’t even want to look at my scale because I’m pretty sure I’ve gained a couple of KGs!

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OMG YAS, DB’s FINALLY not in turtle mode for me and not taking like, one whole minute to load (it’s more like 30 secs now, woo~). First world problems, I know, but it’s been excruciatingly slow for the longest time (just me?); it’d take forever to load a page and even like a comment, so this is promising. EXCITE!

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    The power cable on my router somehow got loose. Obviously, I didn’t think to check the router and assumed the Wi-Fi was down. Finally someone at home went to check the router. And all this time, I was using the data on my phone to load DB…super slow. Now it’s back up! #firstworldproblems indeed.

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      Lawl, thank goodness someone checked the router! Yay!

      There was a time when our internet would shut down in the early AMs (of course I’m still awake) and take some time before it’d come back on again. It was so annoying and thank goodness it hasn’t been happening at all lately. I pay too much money for that nonsense to happen, anyways. Idk what it was, but I’m glad DB’s loading at a much more reasonable speed for me now. Crossing my fingers it’ll stay this way and even get faster like before. #beanielife is hard, y’know?

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    Yes, the site can be slow at times but I definitely feel like it has been faster today! I hope that’s a good sign.

    Also I’m laughing, is that gif from Monster? 😂

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      Lol! Me too!? What? I hope it’s not just for today, but like you said, it’s definitely been faster/the fastest it’s been for awhile today… hahaha… *laughs nervously*

      Pwahaha, YES! Omg, I made it yesterday and was so happy and tickled that I was getting to use it right away. I made a few versions; the one that shows the lady she’s imitating in the frame is either just as funny or even funnier than the one above. Lawl. I love Kim Go-eun.
      As for the movie, omg, can Go-eunnie and Lee Min-ki reunite in a rom-com (or any drama, really), pretty please?

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        I love Kim Go-eun, too! OMG them in a rom-com would be awesome. They actually had good chemistry in Monster. Not romantic chemistry obviously LOL, but still!

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HELLOOOOOOOOO DB fam!!! 👋🏼🎉

It has been a hot minute since I was last active on here. I hope everyone’s been healthy and well. Happy new year! I’ve got SO MUCH DB to catch up on (we’re getting notifs for everything now, huh?), but feel free to fill me in on what I’ve missed out here on DB in the past few months (omg, how was I able to survive w/o DB for that long?!). #dohashtagsworknow? Are the Lover Ninjas still actively showering Beanies with love at any/all mention of the The Liar and His Lover, or is there a new It Drama on the block? Has there been any more Oppa Wars? Who broke their bank with the DB shop? Who invested in that feet holy water? And most importantly, what are all of you Beanies watching?

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    Welcome back, Chingu! I’m currently trying to catch up for JBL so that I could join in DB discussions 🙂 And I’m also watching Smart Prison Living. These two are my favourites right now. They are so good!

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      *breathes in the fresh DB air* It’s good to BE back, Mel. 😌😁 Thank you for the warm welcome!

      Oh yay, you’re watching Just Between Lovers too?! I’ve been watching and actually just caught up to the latest ep like, yesterday, so now I’m waiting for the finale, I guess… huhuhu. I noticed it’s not being recapped on here (wae? It’s so good), but I love that Beanies are probably talking about it in other posts (like the other news articles for JBL, heh), so I’ll have to check all those out. I’m just afraid of spoilers…

      I haven’t checked out SPL yet, but I had a feeling it’d be good. I’ll have to find time to watch it. There’s just so many dramas and I’m not able to keep up with ‘em anymore! Idk how I did it back then, practically watching all the airing shows at once. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️

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        Yep, JBL beanies are discussing in the initial news post. You’ll find it under “Most Commented”, beware it is over 1800 comments long. I’m also avoiding it because I don’t want spoilers for eps 13-16. 😁

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          I love that! And I think it’s so cute that Beanies are gathering there to discuss about the show! Haha, thanks for the heads up! I’ll def have to check it out and idk why I’m even scared since I’m all caught up with the latest eps anyways… but you’re right! The last two eps come out tmr and I guess I’m trying to avoid running into any theories/comments in regards to the previews (‘cause I don’t watch the previews)/etc. 😅

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    GIRL. WHERE DO I EVEN START.
    1) I finished Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, by our date. You got some catching up to do missy.
    2) TLAHL are mostly lurkers now. BTLIOF was a big thing for a while but it has also died down a bit.
    3) we got some new levels you need to catch up on too
    4) yo girl here is still broke and still talks too much with Muchie and Kaybee heh.

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      As to what I’m watching. Currently catching up on IANR because I’ve been away for a week, and want to finish JBL when it’s finished. Only other thing I’m currently watching watching is Drinking Solo. 🙂

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        A lot of INAR comments! I’ll have to pick it back up one of these days… and yah, I briefly saw on your profile! Where’d you go?
        JBL’s such a treat, really. Sigh.
        Drinking Solo’s another one on my List (of dramas idk when I’ll get to)!

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      1.) omg gurl no u didn’t aaaaahhhh i totally didn’t finish our moonlight project (was it obvious? hehe). that’s also kinda why i didn’t get back on bc i was too ashamed and embarrassed lawl i’ve let you and bogummy down and i couldn’t show my face
      lawl i know you didn’t even used caps or bolded the text or anything but i totally read the “by our date” with so much added emphasis, which just tells you how bad i feel about it 😅🙈 i think i should stay away from committing to projects for awhile… will commit to bogummy’s comeback drama tho!

      2.) can’t believe it’s the end of the lover ninjas’ era huhuhu berry berry sad
      i was trying so hard to figure out what the heck “btliof” meant and thank goodness @wakimary mentioned it below bc i would’ve just asked but okay now i get it yeah that drama was bomb 👌🏼👍🏼
      3.) omg i know bruuuuuuhhhh you’ve leveled up so much!! i’m so behind but like also excited bc i’ve got so many new levels to look forward to! gotta secure the best reaction pics for when the time comes i’ve had one ready for rooftop room dweller so i’m set for the next level hee
      4.) gurl u and me both–we both broke *cries* and now i hear the db store is gone? what like all i really wanted was that clear water bottle
      who’s muchie? @obsessedmuch? and ooh kaybee, hope she’s well and has she been active on here?

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        Re. above comment:
        I went and lead on a youth camp in Te Anau for a week. No reception, wifi, data, nothing haha. But it was good. Tiring but good

        1) I KNEW YOU WOULDN’T FINISH. I KNEW IT. Hahahaha. You have to go back and find my posts on it, when you’re done, or now if you want spoilers. I like live reacted to the whole thing, it was hilarious.
        We have to set a new date for you.
        HAHAH! Awww hehehe well I sort of feel bad that you feel so bad about it and yet I still want to tease you mercilessly … 😉
        Oooh comeback drama? I must have missed a lot in the last week. Shall have to sniff out info on that!

        2) Given that I still haven’t finished TLAHL, don’t tell them, but I reckon I could pull some of them out of hiding again.
        I liked BTLIOF whilst watching it, but after it ended, I just became mad at it for so many things hahaha

        3) Most upvoted Beanie wadduuuupp 😉

        4) I’m sure it will be back!! There’s probably just a glitch.
        Oooh yeah sorry! Muchie is Obsessedmuch hahaha 😛 and Kaybee is well, but less active at the moment.

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          Oh wow. That’s cool! Good job for being one with nature and all that good stuff. How’d you feel living w/o wifi?
          We went on a cruise awhile back and didn’t have wifi, reception, or anything for the majority of the time (and I wasn’t gonna pay $$$ for wifi) and it wasn’t too bad since there was tons of things to do (and eat, omg, all the food 24/7), so it was nice to just ~live~

          1.) LAWL, you did? I mean, I guess I did tell you how it was hard for me to get invested in that drama, right? Negl, it’s totally because I was never onboard w/ Bogummy x Yoo-jung. It’s weird, since she’s such a puppy and so is Bogummy, and when they’re together, it’s like, cuteness overload(!), but I just don’t ~feel~ anything between them and I guess that’s the reason why I keep dropping it… there’s no spark/chemistry from them (to me).

          2.) Haha! I’d love to see you do that! And whenever I get to that drama, I’d like to see if they’ll shower me w/ luv when I post about it, too. Haha.
          Oh? I’m sure you posted about the things you disliked about BTLIOF, right? I can’t recall specific things I might’ve disliked about it rn, but for the most part, I did enjoy watching it, too. I have some screenshots I wanna post about it, too!

          3.) Daaaaaaaannnnggggg, gurl. YOU? Dang. CONGRATS! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
          I know you a good chunk of your upvotes came from the Lover Ninjas, right?

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            I’m fine without wifi. I’ve done it lots before. It’s more of an issue if I’m alone travelling and need it for contact, then I’ll buy it. But if I’m just camping, or travelling within NZ, or doing something like a youth camp, I can separate myself from it pretty well. Although I did keep thinking of kdramas all week hahaha, and gosh I need to be less addicted to Instagram story I tell ya haha.
            And yes, it’s nicer to just live sometimes, even without a camera- I’m bad at taking pics of EVERYTHING, so sometimes I just don’t worry about taking pics and enjoy it.

            1) You know what’s interesting, I think I enjoyed the main couple a lot more in the second half, maybe, it was more intense in some ways, and I definitely enjoyed the second lead so much more, after coming back after a year! so you never know! You might like it more!

            2) Hahaha well ofc I want to finish it, so I’ll be sure to post about it when I do. At least for Kim Sung Joo hehe
            BTLIOF- Well idk, I did really enjoy the ride, it even convinced me to take a weekend for myself and go to the see and draw on the sand for like two hours, but after the last two episodes, they kinda highlighted all the bits that didn’t work, and for me at least, in retrospect, it highlighted a lot of errors in storytelling and character development, that you just kind of forgot because of the pretty and the poetry, but by the end you realise, it didn’t actually achieve what it set out to do. That’s how I feel anyway.

            3) Yeahhhhhhh girl haha.
            And well, actually, I got to 10k without them, and they helped me get to 15k, but then the rest… well the rest wasn’t them. It was a combination of other popular shows, and also there was a point where I had no idea who or what was upvoting me because Muchie and I hit 20k in like no time and we have no idea how haha but we assume we have a wee fan club going or something 😛
            And then Rainbow Unicorn, Muchie and Kaybee all helped me to get to 30k because I wanted 30k like and 10k comments and IT WORKED I FINALLY GOT THEM IN SYNC haha 😛

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          1.) Oops, just realized I totally forgot to reply to the latter half of your comment in this section. (I should probably sleep.)
          Eh, we should set a new date since even though I’m okay with not finishing it, I’d still rather finish it and just check it off my list (or more like add it to my MY SHOWS, heh). Plus, you’ve got too much on me already, so I should finish it finally so at least you can’t tease me about this. Ha.
          It’s funny, because I think I was like, idk, 8-10 eps away from the finale, the deadline was approaching fast, and eventually, it was like, the day before the deadline and I still had so much left to watch! I was just like, “Man, I’m not gonna finish…”
          Oh, noes, Bogummy hasn’t announced his comeback drama yet, I was just saying, I’ll just have to commit to that one whenever that time comes. Heh. You’re good.

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            YOU HAVE TO FINISH IT. YOU CAN’T JUST NOT FINISH IT AFTER I WENT TO ALL THAT EFFORT. hahaha. So yes, you must finish it, or I will literally be talking about this at your funeral hahaha *is that a threat* *lmao* *sorry*

            Oh I see, you’ll commit to it WHEN it comes, which we don’t know when it is. Got you haha I was confooosed for a sec.

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          Lawl, OKAY, I’LL FINISH IT. I’ll have to first find out what ep I left off on and then I’ll finish it up. But then again, I kinda wanna hear (from my grave? Lawl) that obituary from you talking about how we made a pact and created the Moonlight Project and you accomplished it while I never did and just went MIA. Something like that, right? I’m sure you’d be able to write up a short essay about it. 😏

          And haha, yeah, right. Whenever Bogummy’s ready to make a drama comeback–I’ll be here, ready to watch. Especially if it’s a reunion project w/ my girl Kim Go-eun. Omg, *dies*

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          That’s good!
          If I can survive w/o WiFi and my phone not having any reception, then I’m good, too. Like, when we were on the cruise/out at sea, I was fine w/o WiFi and signal because there was so much to do. But like, if I’m traveling, then heck yeah, I need my phone to be able to do everything it’s capable of doing ‘cause I have no sense of direction. Thank goodness for GPS.
          I’ve been so far away from my personal social medias, I’m actially living just fine w/o it. But life w/o K-dramas? Cannot compute.

          1.) I’m just not that into it, y’know? But when I’m watching it, I’m invested, but if I’m not, I’m not thinking about it. I’ll still finish it up, though. For you, and for Bogummy!

          2.) I kinda zoned out whenever BTLIOF got poetic. Was just always there for the characters because they were all pretty darn likable and I cared about them and wanted to see them grow, which they all did in the end, so I’m good.

          3.) Lawl @ fan club. That’s so cute and dang, I want a fan club! I’ll call ‘em “Chingus.” 👌🏼👍🏼😁
          Wowza! I didn’t even know you reached 30k! Lawl, you’re so crazy w/ wanting them in sync, but glad you finally got it! Haha. Congrats, though! Sorry I wasn’t there during the crazy upvoting Sic spree, but I’ve always been in your fan club since the beginning, y’know!

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            I feel like it’s just safer to have access to wifi and the like when travelling haha especially when you’re alone on the other side of the world 😛
            Although tbh, I barely had it in Korea hah.

            Life w/o Kdrama is doable haha but it does take a bit of adjustment!!! :O And at this point I think I’m just too addicted and would find a way to watch it somehow. 😛

            1) I suppose I know… It did take me a year to finish haha. I will throw the biggest party when and if you finish though 😛 for real

            2) Hahahahahaha!!! Well tbh it was only good poetry sometimes- it had some good dialogue and then it kinda shot itself in the foot and got a little pretentious and too poetic and didn’t actually know what it was talking about heh.

            3)Yoooo you so have one man! You just need to be on here more!! lel
            Yeahhhh boy! I finally achieved the perfect ratio and now I don’t even register my like number most of the time 😛
            Thanks! but don’t worry, don’t feel bad about it haha. And I appreciate it and know you have been! xoxox

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          I will, I will! *pinky promises*
          Lawl, oh gosh. 😅 I’m sure it will be beautiful. And also borderline morbid…

          Yes, please! Hoping she’ll bless us with drama comeback news this year! She recently finished filming a new (Lee Jun-Ik) movie with Park Jung-min, so I’m waiting for them to start releasing more info (release date, posters, teaser/trailers, etc.) on that and then we’ll get to see her out and about doing promos for it, so yay, but omg, drama comeback would make my year!

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    Welcome back! I swear someone was looking for you awhile ago. Can’t remember who though. But if you’re getting notifications, I’m sure they tagged you!

    ATM, I’m watching Hwayugi. My other shows, Jugglers, INAR and Wise Prison Life or Prison Playbook (so many alternate names) have finished. All were satisfying, with Prison topping out as my ultimate fav so far!

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      Thanksies, Jenmole! 😁 I’m so happy to be back and so so happy to have so many warm welcomes from you guys. *finger hearts* Aww, idk, but I’m so grateful and touched that I was in some of your guys’ thoughts, so eep~ very happy to be back. Ooh, but quick question, so do you know if I disabled the notifs for seeing who likes my stuff if I’ll still get notifs for when someone mentions me? I hope that makes sense…

      Ooh, I always figured Prison (ha, I’ma shorten it up, but hey, at least the word ‘prison’ is in all of the alternative titles!) would be good, so I look forward to watching it whenever I find the time to invest in a new drama, which is getting to be much more difficult nowadays…
      Hwayugi had quite a strong start, but it was kinda draggy for my liking, and idk, just not feelin’ it rn, so I’ma hold off on it for now.

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        Hihi!! So, the whole notifs is still a bit whacked. I’ve noticed that IF someone mentions you and you don’t click on the notif to see that comment/post you were mentioned in, it disappears. And I haven’t disabled any of my notifs. I don’t get pages of likes like Sic and your DB friends. LOL.

        Prison episodes are about an hour and half long, but so worth the watch. I did watch it in about half hour increments, though.

        For some reason, I’m enjoying Hwayugi. Must be a LSG’s post army thing. He’s never really caught my eye until now. LOL. I can see where you say it’s kinda draggy. When that happens, I just put it on pause and do something else…like go on the beanie wall for inspiration.

        Looking forward to your posts on DB!!

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          Hi hi! 👋🏼😁
          Yep! So we’re all experiencing the same thing in regards to the Mention notifs, which, meh. I LOVE that that’s a thing because y’know, I appreciate being notified if someone mentions me so I can pop in and join the convo. So I hope that’s something that’ll stay and stick in the notifs.
          I’d like for us to just be able to see the who likes our stuff directly on our posts, y’know? Like, I can disable the Likes notifs, but still see who likes my stuff if I click on the post directly.

          I’ll have to see if Prison is one of those dramas I can watch w/o feeling the 1+ hrs and it’ll just breeze on by. Like, for me, Goblin never felt 1+ hrs long. It was such a precious show to me that always moved too fast. Lawl.

          I always loved Lee Seung-gi, but lawl, for some reason, I’m the opposite, and feel like post-army Lee Seung-gi is a tad haughty for me. Idk, he’s all buff now, so it’s like, he’s got all this confidence ON TOP OF his usual talent and skills, so it’s intimidating just seeing him on screen. It’s weird. I’m weird. Or maybe it’s his pompous character that’s rubbing me the wrong way. Gosh darn it, Lee Seung-gi, you’re such a good actor! Heh. Oh, and I’m also not really fond of Oh Yeon-seo, so there’s that. I thought she was good in ep 1, though.

          Thanks! Me too! I’d just like to finish replying to everyone in this thread first before I start posting again, but yes, I’ll try to post more soon!

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    Welcome back!!!
    DB news: the shop is gone 😭😭😭 Hopefully it will be back someday.
    If you don’t want to get notifications for everything, you can edit those options by clicking your profile pic and notification settings.
    One of the recent popular dramas was I am Not a Robot which just ended a few days ago. If you go back a few pages in the fanwall, you’ll see tons of IANAR posts 🙂
    I just finished IANAR and started Chicago Typewriter (so good)
    I was watching JBL but I stopped around ep 8. I need to see if it has a happy ending before I continue.

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      You can still access the shop through the cart option I do believe…

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      Thank you!!! 😆😄👋🏼

      Lawl, I can’t believe the shop’s really gone!? Do you know what happened? It just went, *poof*? I never got my holy water water bottle!

      Thanks for the tip about the notifs! Now I might as well as you this question, too: do you know if I disable my notifs for when ppl like my stuff, if it also disables the notifs for when someone mentions me? ‘Cause I just disabled that one notif and have pretty much everything else checked.

      Wow, that’s cute that Robot‘s popular amongst Beanies. My li’l sis’s watches it and I checked out a few eps, thinking it was cute, but I’m only actively watching JBL rn, which is such a sweet li’l love story… but it’s also so much more than that, too, which is, ugh, fave rn. 👌🏼💕👌🏼

      I’ll let you know if JBL has a happy ending, bud. I’m hoping for one, but I’m also prepared for the worst (which is not really like, THE worst possible ending, ’cause y’know, we all know what that’d be like, but like, the next worst case scenario, y’know? No? Okay). Just wanna see mah babies happy and in love, man.

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        I can’t believe it either. There was no announcement or anything. One day a beanie mentioned on the fanwall that it had disappeared.

        You should still get notifs for mentions even if you disabled the one for likes. As Jenmole said though, the ones for mentions do disappear sometimes. I thought this was because it was redundant. For example, I would get a notif that someone commented on my post and tagged me in that same post. Then, the notif for the tagging would disappear. I’m not sure if it still disappears if you are tagged in a post that is not a reply to your own post.

        JBL seems like it is also really popular among beanies. In addition to the huge discussion under the JBL news article, azzo has been hosting episode discussions on her wall.

        IANAR was really good. It was mostly light and fluffy but it was also very well acted and written. I loved it 🙂

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          Aw, well, I hope the shop’s just under construction or something ’cause I’d like to own some official DB merch. Speaking of which, didja buy anything from the store?

          Yep, so it wasn’t just me (and my sis) that noticed that the mentions only stays when you first click on the notifs, and they disappear when you actually go to your entire notifs page, which sucks. I definitely hope it’s something that’s in the works, too.
          Yeah, I get the double notifs, too, which is helpful, but like you said, redundant, since it’s pretty much the same notif. Oh well, we’ll all figure it out as the site continues to grow.

          Aww, I’ll have to check out more of Azzo’s profile and everyone’s profile, too, when I can. I miss talking to everyone. I’ve got a few JBL screenshots and gifs I’d like to post, myself.
          Oh, that’s good! You’ll hear from me when I start watching INAR because I’ll most likely post about it! Oh how I miss doing that on here!

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          What? See, my love for K-dramas isn’t something I’d bring up myself, but hey, I’d flash it around (using a water bottle) in hopes to spark up conversation and make new drama buddies all day errrday. And plus, I was just really thinking about having that be my go-to drinking utensil for when I watch K-dramas at home, anyways.

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          Ooh~ we should ask! I’d totally freak out if I saw someone sporting any DB merch. I’ve come across K-pop/drama fans when I had the merch on me and vice versa, so it’s definitely a conversation starter for me.

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          I used to listen to more K-pop, but now I’m more of a K-drama girl, forever and always. <3 Haha. My favorite group was SHINee and my bias was Onew. My heart dropped when I found out about Jonghyun… </3
          I’ve listened to/still listen to pretty much anything and everything that sounds good to me. I loved/still love groups/musicians like CNBLUE, 2AM, 2NE1, T-Ara, Lim Kim, PHANTOM, and FTISLAND. I still listen to the older K-pop songs from the early 2000s. I also like: Bolbbalgan4, IU, Infinite, GOT7, BTS, CHEEZE, Girl’s Day, Suran, BTOB, KARD, MAMAMOO, and like, SO. MUCH. MORE. Because there’s just so much good music out there and ENDLESS talent from the K-pop industry, honestly.

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          Haha, yeah. 😅 I was basically listing down all the groups I could think of… but I pretty much listen to whatever sounds good to me, really. I like Day6 too—they remind me of Royal Pirates. Gotta check out The East Light… I feel like I’ve heard of ‘em, but the name’s not ringing a bell… I pretty much listen to a little bit of every K-pop artist out there. I loved and watched all the K-pop Star seasons and was bummed to find out they were ending it. I started watching The Unit and MixNine, but ultimately dropped both of ’em, but I dropped the latter way sooner than the former.

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          Aw, haha, okay! I’ll check ‘em out and let you know how I feel about ‘em. Thanks for sharing and for sending me all those links!

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          Listening/watching Holla right now. They’re giving me the Jonas Brothers vibes with the boys-singing-in-the-garage thing and like, it also reminds me of Year 3000. I like their sound, their voices, and how upbeat their rock ’n’ roll is. They’ve definitely got high energy. Will check out their most recent MV next!

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          OKAY, their most recent MV is like, BOMB. 👌🏼👍🏼 BRUH, I am JAMMIN’ and boppin’ my head to this. Ahaha, now we’re talkin’. Also, how OLD (more like young) ARE THEY??? They look like babies!

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    Just Between Lovers is 💖 I decided to watch because Junho was so good in Chief Kim but it is so good in every way: writing, acting, photography, directing… I decided to watch I’m Not a Robot because it sounded interesting and fun but it also had me gripped for the whole run. ☔️

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      It really is! 👌🏼👍🏼❤️
      It’s such a sweet love story between two broken souls (but really, all the characters are all kinda broken) and how they find love with each other and slowly mend each other’s hearts. It’s so beautiful and I agree with everything you said about what makes it so good. The core of the story about how important it is to create a strong foundation for all these architectural works is also such an important subject that I hope more people take notice of.
      I haven’t watched Chief Kim, but now I have another reason to check it out (Junho) other than the fact that Namgoong Min’s in it.

      Glad you and almost every other Beanie’s enjoying Robot! I’ll have to pick it back up again sometime.

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        Chief Kim is crazy but in a good way and Junho seemed to be eating during most of it! Chief Kim’s team were great.

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          Haha, I saw comments talking about Junho’s eating, so now I wanna see what you guys are talking about! Should probably watch CK now that I finished JBL.

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          Alrighty then! I’ll try to give ep 1 another try (I checked it out when it first came out but didn’t get into it) and let you know how I like it!

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    OMG IS THAT YOU CHINGU?? WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?? 😲😲😲
    *ok tries to calm down and give you a proper welcome*
    *clears throat*
    Welcome back Chingu!! We missed you!! 🤗🤗❤❤

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      YAS RAVEN, IT’S ME! 😁👋🏼

      *gives you some water* Hehe, thank you so so much, Raven! I’ve missed you and everyone, too! 😘 It’s been too long and I’m so happy to finally be back to mah DB fam. ❤️ I heard you were MIA for some time too, and just came back not too long ago? How have you been? You changed your avatar!

      I got a new part-time job at the end of last year and have been working a lot more now, so I never found the time to do some intense DB-ing anymore. Like, my K-drama game is SO WEAK, Raven, you don’t even know. Haha. But of course, now that I’m back, you guys are reminding me how much I’ve missed talking to all of you, so I’ll just have to get back into the DB groove again.

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        *gulps the water down*
        Finally!! Glad to hear from you!!
        That’s awesome! Congrats on your new job!! And I understand real-life calls and we just gotta go. But glad you popped in to say hi! Just don’t disappear forever ok? Let us know beforehand if you’re planning to! Like Moon Soo… she says it’s better to just say it than have that person (Gang Doo) find out later… Know what I mean? *KEKEKE*

        Yeah, I did haha! First I had to complete my studies (5 yrs at uni ugh, cuz I did Masters too). Then I had to complete my practicum (teaching at a school to gain experience). So I literally had no time for DB…let alone dramas. And just recently (like 4 wks ago) my cousins came over from America so I was mostly out showing them around Sydney. So yea, what did I say? *that’s real life for you*
        And now I’m back on DB but I just don’t have the energy to post as much as before. I guess I’m enjoying my ‘lurking status’ more haha.

        My avatar! You noticed! I swear I remember saying you’d be the first to know if I change my avatar. *oh the irony! you are the last to know* *bwahahaha*

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          It’s so great to hear from you, too! 😀
          Aw, thanks, Raven (btw, is that your name? We’ve had this chat before, but I don’t remember if you told me what your name was or if me shortening your username to “Raven” was okay with you. I remember you telling me you got your username from a generator, though… 👍🏼 that was you, right? 😅)!
          Yes, DB is my second home and you Beanies are my DB fam ❤️ so I’ll try to pop in to say hi (and then some) often and no worries at all, I definitely won’t disappear forever! Promise! 👌🏼 And yes, like Moon-soo! 😉

          Omg, WOW! Good for you! What an accomplishment! Congratulations! 👏🏼🎉🎊 So you’ve earned your master’s degree AND completed your practicum? So what’re you doing now? Oh wow, you live in Sydney? (I have to try harder to remember where you guys all live 😅). Man, you’ve definitely been a busy bee, that’s for sure. That’s good that you’ve accomplished so much, though! Congrats, again! 😊
          Once I get through all of these notifs, I plan to make more posts, comment on articles and other Beanies’ posts again. I’m a talker so it’s hard for me to lurk for too long. Haha.

          Of course I noticed! It’s not Bogummy anymore, but it’s definitely a perfect representation of your username! 👍🏼 Didja make it yourself? And HA, ikr? It’s okay, it’s okay. Hopefully I’ll be around when you change your avatar next time. Heh.

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            Hahaha! Yea, I remember that convo too! (Raven is not my real name, and yes I got the name from a generator, and yes you asked me if you could call me raven instead of ravennightstar, which is too long to type). LOL!!

            *breathes a sigh of relief* *yay* *will be keeping a lookout for your posts on the wall*

            Aww, thank you! Yep, finished my masters end of last year. I started working at the school where I did my practicum. I’m a casual (substitute) teacher and I go in to teach when they need me.

            Haha, it is difficult lol. We should write out our Beanie mates names on a diary or something along with where they live and what they like haha. So hard to remember everything. (I don’t have the best memory). And yep, I’m in Sydney, hehe.

            Hehe! Thanksss. Yea I made it myself. I had just the black background and then added the star later. Won’t being changing my avatar anytime soon but I know you won’t disappear on us so you’ll know when I do change it. lol!

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          HA! Okay, okay, good. Thanks for clearing things up for me, Raven. 😁

          NIIICEEE~! I’m so happy, excited, and proud of you! Is there a specific grade you sub for? Are you a sub at more than one school? Do you do anything else on the side?

          Haha, we should! Just to have it for reference, y’know? I’ll probably do that one day… “@ravennightstar: real name–not Raven, likes Bogummy, doesn’t have the best memory (that makes both of us, haha), lives in Sydney.”
          So you’re not that far from @sicarius! She’s a 🥝. 😛

          So talented! 😉
          And yes, you got it!

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            How is there a kiwi fruit emoji but not a kiwi bird emoji?!?! That’s not fair!
            And yeah, Captain Raven is in charge of the Australian Melonia post 😉

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            Here ya go: 🇳🇿🥝🐦

            And lawl, good to know! Smh… 🙃

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            Hahah no worries;)

            Thank you!! 🤗🤗 I can teach from Kindy to year 6 (so primary school). Depends on which class needs me I guess. I haven’t gone to other schools yet (we can) because I’m going to the school I did my practicum at. They wanted me for this whole week so it’s hard to go out and look for other schools. I’m planning on gaining a bit more experience here before I branch out I guess.
            There’s no time to do anything on the side these days! Lol! I barely get time for dramas😢😢😢

            Hahaha. May as well go full in and write a dear diary entry! *dear diary, @raven blah blah does not like* 😂

            Yep, yep. Of course I know where the Melonian Queen hails from! Right @sicarius? 😉😉 Does @chingu know about the rarest of them all Melon Bars?? 😍😍

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            @ravennightstar I’m not sure if she knows about the Elusive Coconut Melonas yet…

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          Cool! Do you have a grade you prefer to teach? And do you teach all subjects or just certain ones?
          Makes sense that you’re teaching at the school you did your practicum at since you have experience there and I’m glad that they’re calling you in often. I agree, it’s definitely a good chance to gain experience before you branch out later on. As long as they’re treating you well at the current school, the school environment/system’s good, and you connect with the students, etc., then it’s good to stay and keep doing what you’re doing.
          And omg, same! I barely have any time to watch dramas and DB! Adulting is hard. Huhuhu~

          Ahaha, I should’ve known everyone knows about the Melona queen by now. Rarest, you say?

          @sicarius Nope, definitely never heard of/seen coconut flavored Melonas irl yet! I find it hard to find the green melon ones, let alone “the rarest of them all.” Haha.

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            (I’VE HAD THREE DREAMS ABOUT THEM. THEY LITERALLY HAUNT ME)

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            @sicarius LAWL, GURL, HOW MUCH DO YOU TALK ABOUT A FRIGGIN’ ICE CREAM BAR THAT YOU DREAM ABOUT THEM, TOO? PWAHAHA! You really are the Melonian queen. With great power…

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            I thought (back when I did my first prac and had year 1) that I’d prefer to teach the younger kids (kindy-yr2). But my second prac made me experience a class full of kids in different grades (from 3-6). This was a reception class which was basically made up of students who speak limited English and students who are refugees. And now as a casual, I’ve been getting classes in the upper primary (3-6). So I think I prefer the older kids to the younger ones. I don’t mind yr 1 and 2 but I really do not wanna teach kindy kids (I probably can’t handle them lol!)
            I have to teach ALL the subjects! (That’s English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, PDHPE (health and sports, nutrition etc.) and Creative Arts.

            Yep, definitely. I wouldn’t work here if I didn’t like the environment. I’m like a reallllllllly shy person (I know, teacher, but shy…don’t ask) so I want to be in a staffroom that’s comfortable and welcoming. And so far it has been:)

            Being an adult sucks man. I miss watching 7-8 dramas at once. Just started Waikiki yesterday and that’s the only drama I’m watching. *SO SAD*

            YES. It was by luck that I found the Melona bars. BUT they only have the melon flavour:( *BUT ITS SO GOOD OMG*

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            COMES GREAT UNASKED FOR RESPONSIBILITY!
            THEY HAVE TAKEN OVER MY LIFE OK. IT WAS ONE POST AND NOW I HAVE A HAUNTED QUEENDOM. :p

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    Welcome back, Chingu!
    Wow, you’ve been gone for a really long time, I like that old gen. beanies are popping out one by one, first @ravennightstar and now you, we missed you!

    So, how are you and what’s new? What kept you away from DB for such a long time? Hope all is well!
    No, no Oppa wars, at least not for me LOL! I’m only watching JBL and I love everything that is this show, just really praying (hard) that they don’t break us with the ending, I need our ice-cream couple to be happy!

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      Azzo! Azzo! Azzo! 🙋🏻☺️😊😁
      Thanks for the warm welcome, friend!
      Yah, it really has been a long time! I’ve missed you and everyone so so much, too! @ravennightstar was MIA, too? Well, I’m glad they’re back now, too! I was wondering if I’d come back to new Beanies and all my old Beanie pals would be as active, but I’m so so happy most of y’all are still here!

      I’ve been well! Got myself a part-time job towards the end of last year (it was a seasonal position, they called and asked if I was still interested, I was, I worked hard, they wanted to keep me on the team, and now I’ve been workin’ workin’ workin’. It was harder for me to find time to DB (especially because DB-ing requires a lot of my time, as you can tell by how long this comment is. I friggin’ write novels on here, Azzo. And I need time for my novels! 🤣🤦🏻‍♀️).
      I’d lurk every now and then to check out the main posts, but when I got the urge to log back in to comment, I’d get interrupted and never find the time to go back. UNTIL NOW! *makes superhero noises*

      HA! Could you tell that I was definitely referring to you when I mentioned Oppa Wars? I’m glad you haven’t come across any more of that!

      Yep! I’m really only actively watching JBL rn, too and also hoping for a happy ending for our cutie couple. I have my own theories of what I think might happen to Gang-doo… w/o the show killing him off, I think they’re not gonna let him off the hook so easily, just because they’re really starting to dig deep into his injury. As long as he’s able to live, I’d be okay w/ what I think might happen. Btw, you’re all caught up w/ it, right? Just waiting on the last two eps?

      And how have YOU been?! How was your vaca w/ your friend?

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        Okay! so this got lost in my notifications and today while I was going through them to give follow-backs to beanies who follow me, I , by mistake, clicked on this notif and turns out you actually did reply (all this time I thought you didn’t, now I feel so bad and sorry for that, forgive me, would you please, hmm? *does her best aegyo*).
        So, first, yes she was MIA and just couple of days before you, she came out of her hiding! All beanies are great but you know, us the old gen. know so much about each other already that it’s hard with new beanies, so please no one disappears!

        You did? CONGRATS, that’s exciting, and to know your hard work paid off and they wanted to keep you on their team, that’s so great, you must’ve felt really proud, I mean I feel so proud! hehe! Of course, I could! Beanies are going around demanding a season 2 of Oppa Wars, and they don’t want it to be with any other beanie and her Oppa, they’re demanding for me to make a comeback but no, thank you!

        And JBL ended so did my life, okay, not literally since I’m still here but you know what I mean! I can’t watch any new dramas, I’m stuck listening to the OSTs and re-watching the episodes over and over again!

        Oh, you remember the trip? It was crazy really, a lot of embarrassing things happened, things that we promised not to tell anyone and take with us to the grave, LOL! Seriously, we laughed so much, it was a lot of fun and I found the perfect place for where I want to hold my wedding, with Oppa, of course!

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    OMG OMG OMG you are here finalllllly????? How are you???? Where were you?? It has been YEARS (okay, I know it has only been months… but it sure felt like you were home for ages!!!)

    The liar ninjas are not so active any more… current shows that have taken DB by storm- mostly Just Between Lovers and INAR, but I think Hwayugi might be on its way to becoming a new craze… and I am guessing Waikiki would be a future fav!

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      Hehe, YES! I’m finally back! I’m home again! *runs to hug you* I’ve been well! Wish I had a super cool reason why I went MIA (ex: I won the Seoul Mate contest and was whisked away to South K to live with famoose K-celebs, haha), but I’ve just been busy w/ my new job (!) and been real lazy… which, I’ve always been, but yeah, gosh, I’ve missed you and everyone so much! It really HAS been so long! Idk how I survived w/o DB for so long, but I’m glad I’m back! Tbh, Just Between Lovers was what really gave me the urge to come back because GAH IT’S SO GOOD AND I JUST WANNA TALK ABOUT IT! Haha.

      Ooh, wow, that’s really surprising! But like, not really, since I always wondered if they’d always be lurkin’ and lovin’ (ha). Guess now they’re just lurkin’…

      I love that JBL’s getting a lotta love from Beanies, despite the fact that it’s not being recapped here. Are you watching it?
      My sister, @mochime, watches INAR, and I checked out the first few eps ‘cause she told me to, but I’m really only actively watching JBL rn. Checked out the first ep of Hwayugi, but idk, not feelin’ it, so I’m holding it off for now. Waikiki looks super wacky and gives me Age of Youth vibes, mostly because of the guest house concept. Oh, and of course, the actor that plays Sung-min!

      How have you been, bud? 😊

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        *hugs you while jumping up and down* Sico and I have wondered often as to where you were and hoping that it was only cuz real life got busy! Yay for new job!! DO you like it??

        I am watching JBL but I didn’t watch last week’s eps as I heard that the preview was terrible and would have made the wait really hard! So I am gonna finish those eps today.. Even though there is no recap, the JBL fans gather at one of the JBL related news posts and last I saw the comment count was over the roof! 😛 Oh and @azzo1 posts JBL discussion threads which have some wonderful discussions- you should check them out.. I am usually late for any sorta discussions but the show is brilliant!

        How is @mochime?? Is she back too? (though she was never really much into DB 😛 )

        I have been good! 😀

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          Aw, thanks, you guys, for thinking of me and keeping me in your thoughts! 💕 And yes, it was totally because real life got busy! I DO like my new job. 😊 It was a seasonal cashier position that turned into a permanent part-time position. Now they’ve got me doing all sorts of stuff, but I don’t mind because I’m learning new skills and strengthening my existing skillz, y’know? It’s good.

          I JUST finished JBL today! Now I just gotta find the time to post/talk about it!
          YES, I have to check out both the JBL article comments AND Azzo’s posts about it when I can!

          Haha, mochi’s good. She logged on a few days after I just got back on (lawl, I always joke that you guys are gonna think mochi and I are the same person ’cause she always/only logs on when she sees me on), but like you said, she was never really into DB (forever a Candy, sigh…), so she logged off soon after. She’s still busy with school. She’s also been watching INAR, too.

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            I completely missed this notification and only checked this cuz I saw your comment on someone’s post!

            You were working with your dad too, right? Are you still doing that? And learning and strengthening skills is always a good thing!

            I finished JBL but never got around to discussing it.. I was just not in a discussion sorta mood and by the time I got there, everyone had mentioned all that I could have possibly said!

            Hahhah… no we wouldn’t doubt that you are her! Her replying skills were too adorably slow to ever give that impression 😛

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    Also, I just remembered another piece of important DB news. There was a short-lived weekly dramabeans vlog 🙂 https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC27GCKVfEEImk06pXhz0uwg

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      YAS~ thanks so much, Ra-on-ah! 😉😁 I got the DB email and was like, “Omg, so many new things!” And totally subscribed, and like, watched all their vids. I loved it! It was like a weekly podcast and I loved it. But huhuhu~ I hope JB and GF churn out more vids!

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    probably late since i was on fangirl-ing weekend but welcome back @chingu!

    *Because this is Our First Life took over most Beanies,and now mostly Just Between Lovers.
    *at a time Lee Minki was sort of Oppa of the month,recently it’s Lee JunHo or Yoo Seungho and most likely next one is Lee Seunggi or Taeswoon when he comes back next week.
    *I only consistently watched JBl,I’m Not a Robot and Hwayugi.

    Ok @ravennightstar and now you, so when will @kayedrama be back?

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      Hahaha! I love how we’re all suddenly dropping in like a swarm of flies! Cute ones tho…😉

      Next Swoon-Worth Oppa is definitely Tae-Swoon!!! Amirite, @kudoran and @seralovestteobokki?? 😉

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        The previews alone are 😍

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        It will be a battle between Tae-swoon and Yoon-park for me! 😂😂😂😂

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        on a previous post from a Beanie saying Lee Min Ki was Oppa of the month for December and Jun Ho for January, if I remember right, I replied Tae Swoon would be the one for February and March 😉 !!!

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      @kayedrama is gone for so long now! I hope she is doing OK!

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      It’s never too late, mary! Thanks so much for the warm welcome. ❣️😊

      I like that even though I wasn’t on DB, I was pretty much on the same wavelength with you guys since I too, enjoyed both BTLIOF AND JBL. 👌🏼👍🏼💕 Now I just gotta find time to post about ‘em.

      Haha, I love “Oppa of the Month”! Seeing Lee Min-ki in BTLIOF made me realize how much he’s aged. He’s still got it, though.
      Junho’s definitely got a fan in me. Will have to check out Chief Kim soon for him (and Namgoong Min)!
      Yoo Seung-ho’s always been a babe. 💖
      So many oppas, so little time (to watch them all)! 😭

      Well, I hope like @ravennightstar and I, @kayedrama’s also been busy with life and will make a comeback soon! As long as she’s healthy and well.

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    *waving*

    I think everyone has pretty much filled you in on what’s been going on. So all that’s left for me to say is ….. Welcome back!! Good to see you once again! 🙂

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      *waves back and runs to you* 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼 Hiii~ korfan! Hehe, anything else I needa know? Well, thank you so so much for the warm welcome! It’s great to see you again, too! It’s very nice to be back. 😊

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    Welcome back chingu!

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      Thank you, Sera! ❣️It’s so nice to be back! 💞

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    I don’t know how I missed this! I’ve missed you and now I think you’re back in your real world again! I’ve found more viet words in dramas which you alerted me to! I hope I get to “talk” to you soon on an airing drama! I’ve been crazy in love with PRETTY NOONA right now!

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      Aw, this is so sweet, Ally! Do you remember what dramas you saw the Viet words in? Haha, I remember seeing a bunch in Because It’s My First Life in that scene where the girls met up in a Vietnamese restaurant. It was so cool–I even took a screenshot!

      I’m sorry this is such a late reply! But yeah, real world’s been keeping me busy these days so I rarely ever have time to DB property. It’s always so nice to be here.

      I’d love to talk dramas with you! I’m not watching Pretty Noona, though! Pooey. I checked out the first ep, but haven’t picked it back up yet. Been only actively watching Come and Hug Me and a little bit of Secretary Kim. Kinda trying to ease back into the drama game again.

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        I’m watching WWWSK as well. Pretty Noona was really good for a hot second. I’d tell you to watch the first 8 ep and stop there! I do remember that! And now, I don’t remember exactly what dramas I was watching at the time where I heard all the Viet words. But Zero/khong was one. They use chung bi a lot. I think every drama has it somewhere! I think there’s a Highlight song where I picked it out too. And I’m sure they’re all Chinese words that both languages have kept. I saw the cliffhanger of CHAHM, a couple weeks ago, but I haven’t really kept up with it. Serial killers just aren’t my thing. I’ve avoided all dramas with them! Glad you’re back again! And FYI, several people have joined Rabb.it ti watch shows and listen to music together. It’s really fun if you want to join.

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          Haha, just the first 8? What happened to the rest of it? I’ll let you know when I watch it! I’ve been dropping dramas left and right! It’s so hard to get back in the game.

          Aww, I don’t remember when we talked about Vietnamese words, but wow, that’s really good!
          I’ve first noticed the Korean phrase for “get ready” sounded so similar to the Vietnamese “get ready” (chuẩn bị) from watching Running Man. They used that phrase a lot.
          And yes about the Chinese origins because “tea” is pronounced the same way in Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean.

          I was originally going to urge you to continue watching Hug Me, despite of the murderous theme, but now I get what you mean. I’m not scared of it, but I got tired of it. I just wanted the two lead puppies to be happy and romantic with each other, but that’s just so hard to ask for in a show like this, so I haven’t been watching, either.

          Rabbit is on my To Do list, for sure! It sounds like a hoot.

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This is SO COOL and something I’d TOTALLY do if/when I’m in South Korea–visit as many of my favorite K-drama filming sites as I can!

THE Belle Epoque house is so cool to see irl, and while I had a feeling the interior was mostly a set, it was still very surprising to hear it, and also that it’s actually a li’l café/herbal medicine shop? Nice.

Lol @ the YouTuber ordering the same strawberry smoothie Ye-ji did. Something I’d totally do, too. Also funny how there’s no “classic sandwich” irl. And $100 steak? Eh… maybe, but most likely not. I’ll just take a pic from the outside, too, thanks.

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    *pssst if you’re alive I miss you*

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      Psssttt~ I’m ALIVEEEEEEEEE~!

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        Dang it! I had a feeling that wouldn’t work. 🤦🏻‍♀️ It was that one cute gif of Ji Chang-wook (you’re probably like, “Which one?” Hehe, it’s the one where he’s all giggly and then waves)! Anyways, OMG, BUD. I’ve missed you! Long long time no chat! Thanks for checking up on me! 😅 we’ve got so much catching up to do!

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        GIRLY. YOU’RE ALIVE. OMO.
        WE SO DO. I’M ABOUT TO GO FOR A SWIM BUT WHEN I GET BACK AND TOMORROW YOU AND I WILL TAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALKKKKKK??? OK? OK.

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          *nods* OKAY YES
          GO GO SWIM AND WE’LL DEFINITELY TALK! OKAY! 👌🏼👍🏼
          Hopefully DB/my Internet will be fast by the time I get back on later ‘cause it’s way too slow for my liking rn.

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            Yeah no it’s slow for me too!! I think they might be doing maintenance or something… it happens occasionally. Hopefully it’ll be better by tomorrow, because alas, I cannot talk much tonight, my poor body needs an early sleep.

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    Hi @chingu I’ve been quite busy recently but I’ve managed to find a bit of time for DB. Did you do the competition? How is the job hunt going? And many other random questions…

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      Hi @vannerie! Thanks so much for checking up on me! I’ve totally been MIA from here in the longest time, so I guess you can say I was quite busy, too. Unfortunately, I can’t say I was away because I was whisked away to South Korea to become a K-celeb’s Seoul Mate (boo), but hey, I did score a job at the end of last year and have been working a lot lately, so no more job hunting (for now, heh)! Ooh ooh, ask away! It’s been so long since I was last on here, I miss you and everyone so much! How’s everything with you?

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        Hi @chingu I’m really pleased to hear you managed to find a job. I hope it is something you want to do. If not it is definitely a stepping stone and it’s always easier then to find the next job! I was very busy in the Autumn including a trip to the West of Ireland with my daughter at the end of November for a four-day course with a master basketmaker. I was expecting rain but we also had ice and snow! We added a couple of days to our trip so we could look round Dublin. 😀
        We’ve been busy cutting the willow bed here in January despite the non-stop rain. Now we are going to plant more cuttings and then make some baskets. Hooray!

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          Thank you so much for your support, vannerie! I’m really glad I got myself a job that comes with a stable (albeit lacking, huhuhu~) income. While it’s not something I wanna do for the rest of my life (I’m a team member/cashier at Target 🙂), nor is it my “dream job,” but like you said, I definitely consider it a stepping stone and it’ll certainly help me with my next job… whenever that may be. I’m having a good time, I love what I do, and I’m learning a lot, so I’m content. It’s been a little over a month since I’ve worked there and they’ve already recommended that I become a supervisor, which is like, “Omg, I’m honored, thanks!” But I just don’t think I’m ready, so I’m just gonna keep doing what I’m doing, which is also a lot since they try to cross-train everyone whenever they get a chance.

          But WOW! A master basketmaker in Ireland, huh? That sounds like an experience right there! You must’ve had a blast! It also sounds like wonderful bonding time with your daughter, too. She’s into basket-weaving, too, huh? How’d you handle the ice and snow? I couldn’t… too weak… *coughs* hehe. But seriously, I’m a weak gal.

          Hooray! Sounds like a lot of fun! You make ME wanna make some baskets, vannerie!

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            I’m really pleased for you and do take the opportunities to learn new stuff because it’s amazing what comes in useful down the line. 🙂
            My daughter and I are in this basketmaking adventure together so I’m sure she gets fed up with me sometimes! We’ve been to Joe (Hogan) once before but we were real novices at that time and needed a lot of help. We were able to work more independently this time. He doesn’t run lots of courses so we were lucky to get a place. We stayed in a cottage next to the workshop and walked along the loch to his house for lunch each day! I’ve driven a bit in snow but I’m not that used to it and we had a hire car, had to leave early in the dark to get back to Dublin for our flight so there was a bit of pressure. We had snow here before Christmas but mostly rainy since then with some cold winds thrown in. Not the best for cutting willow but you have to do that in the winter before the leaves come out if you are going to use it for baskets.

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          I’ll try to keep that in mind and do just that, vannerie. Thanks so much for all your advice!

          I love that basketmaking something both you and your daughter does together.
          Your basketmaking adventure sounds super fun! So the four-day course includes a place to stay and food, too?
          Where do you live again? I’m in Florida and it never snows here (well, apparently, there was snow in Tallahassee and Georgia in the beginning of the new year), but we’ve experienced quite a few cold fronts, which honestly, isn’t that cold compared to other places where it gets real cold. I’ve got a weak heart; if the weather’s 60-65 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, I’m trembling and shaking. 😅
          I’m glad you guys had a fun and safe trip back.
          I’d love to see more photos of you and your daughter’s baskets!

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            Yeah. We were staying in a holiday cottage that’s rented out in the summer months. There was another woman sharing our cottage and three guys in the other cottage. Tea/coffee and biscuits am and pm plus lunch at Joe’s house. We had to cater for ourselves breakfast and evenings so we stopped on the way there for provisions but people also leave stuff in the cupboard.
            It’s been raining most of January but it’s cold again today. There’s a wind coming from the north-east and it is about 4 degrees centigrade plus windchill. So not super cold but cold enough for us. We’re in Normandy.

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          Very cool. Didja try any good foods there?

          Ahhh, Normandy. Cool cool. Well, you guys stay warm and healthy! This crazy FL weather over here’s making everyone sick. Hot and cold, hot and cold. 🙄🤷🏻‍♀️

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            Haha! Actually we had fish and chips the first night in Dublin and it was delicious. I don’t know that it’s an Irish speciality, though – you get it everywhere in the UK too. We stayed in a Georgian Guest House and the owner recommended a couple of places. The second night we had a meal at a Japanese restaurant. Also delicious. And we had our breakfast at a nearby cafe.
            We had some snow yesterday and It was blowing up the road almost horizontal from the North East. Usually it is rain blowing down the road from the West or South West.
            It must be hard when the weather changes quickly from hot to cold and back. That’s usually when I get ill. We are still in Winter here so we expect it to be cold and icy some of the time. Our house is quite old (19th century mostly) and even though the walls are stone and quite thick there’s not much insulation.

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          Aw man, that all really sounds delicious! What’d you guys eat at the Japanese restaurant? I love Japanese ramen!

          Wow, sounds tough and cold where you are. I couldn’t… my ideal weather’s just a nice breeze and a li’l rain here and there is fine, too.
          Yep, the back and fourth crazy weather’s probably the cause for the flu that’s going around. Luckily, I’ve only gotten a small cold awhile back and I think I’m good now. You guys stay warm over there! Bundle up and layer up! Use the heater…?

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            Ooh. I think I had a chicken udon dish and my daughter had a curry dish. We had gyoza to start and green tea of course. The weather here isn’t always this cold but I woke up to snow yesterday (did you see the picture I posted?) and it was -3C this morning. We have a wood stove as well as heating and plenty of nice jumpers and thermals plus hot water bottles. I don’t think I could cope with -20C but I suppose people dress accordingly. I’m not very good in high temperatures either.

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          Sounds uh-mazing! I love chicken and I love udon, so chicken udon is 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 Been craving some authentic Japanese ramen! I wish our go-to place was closer… love green tea! They say it’s really good for you. I drank a cup every day for awhile—should get back into doing that.

          I didn’t see the pic you posted (will check it out now), but omg, I’d DIE. I am NOT made for that kind of weather, vannerie. Nope. I’m glad you have all the necessary resources to live in that kind of weather. Fighting! It’s back to being hot over here. Haha. I think it’s safe to say that our “winter” is finally over. Haha.

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Me: “Omg, it’s Dong-chul and Curly!”
@mochime: “Curly turned into Almighty!”

Ha, jokes aside, this looks like an awesome cast! I’m excited to see Do-hwan and Hwa-young be total badasses.

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    I knew I saw him in the trailer! Sans curly hair he looks a lot younger.

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    You go girl!

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    I feel your pain. Applying for jobs is the best way to kill your confidence. But, don’t worry! You’ll find a job perfect for you. Fighting!

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      Mm. It’s definitely tough. It seems like everyone’s hiring, but it’s so hard to score an interview (which is really the best way to make/break your confidence, too). Thank you for the kind words. I truly hope so! Fighting! ✊🏼

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    I feel you! (Though the number might be a lil higher than 7 in my case :P)

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      Aw, really? Do you currently have a job?

      I’m currently working for my dad, but would really love to get a part-time job in customer service to strengthen that skillset of mine and to get more hands-on experience. Idk what’s wrong with me on paper, but I rarely ever get callbacks from the places I apply to. It’s weird because I’m always positive I’m very much qualified for the position(s) I’m applying to. I also always make sure my resume and cover letters pertain to the job. It’s okay, though. I’ll just keep applying. Gotta hear good news one day!

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        I don’t. I am thinking of starting giving coaching classes to school kids just as a part time thing.

        I dunno why but the market seems in a slump lately.. There are not many jobs, and I rarely get a call back from the places I apply to.. I keep wondering if there is something wrong with me on paper too cuz I literally match every criteria they usually ask for!

        But yup… keep applying! There is something out there just for us. For sure!
        (You wanted to become an air hostess, right? How is that coming along?)

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          Oh, that’s cool. That’s right, isn’t that what you’re doing already? (I remember us talking about this, but 1.) you know how awful my memory is, and 2.) I lost that convo of ours! Huhuhu.)

          Aw, you too, huh? Yeah, idk what’s going on. The only thing I can think of is that I should probably go outta my way and follow up with the places I apply to, and just make myself known, y’know? Other than that, it sucks that we’re obviously qualified, but they’re not considering us? Boo!

          Yes, a flight attendant! It’s… comin’. Heh. Tbh, I’m still not mentally, physically, and financially ready for that lifestyle yet, so I’m currently working on all of that and will get to it soon. That’s why I’d love to get a nice part-time job so I can have extra money to save so I’d have something when I do start actively pursuing the FA career. I’ll definitely update you when I get closer to it, though.

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            Lol you and your awful memory! I wasn’t.. I was preparing for some govt. service exams and now am awaiting results..

            Yeah, I never follow up! I dunno but I just never feel like doing it… Should probably try doing that!

            Ooh I really hope you get to do what you want.. Having a dream career is so nice! I don’t think I have one and that is why I am just flailing around thinking of so many different options.. *Hwaiting!*

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          This is me. Me exactly, when I’m writing up my cover letter (or tweaking my cover letter more than like) I take what they are looking for and type it up and cross it off when I’ve included it and then add some awesomeness on top just so that they know about the awesomeness and then I get that email. What are you looking for, jerks?! Do you want someone who ISNT qualified? Is it because my real name isn’t easily pronounceable (to idiots)? Pah. Bitterness. I’ll be over here typing up a 300 word essay on the power of play in the library.

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            Lol that is so me!!! I do EXACTLY the same! Taking in their criteria and making sure that I address every bloody single point cuz I have everything and still no call back! And my name is quite easy to pronounce and they still don’t hire me so I guess it’s not the name! It’s them, it’s not us!

            Hahha… essay or rant?

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            It may have been a mixture of both actually. One of the apps that I filled out today required a 300 word essay on the importance of play in the library AND an additional 300 word essay youths in the library AND a 300 word essay on freedom. So….by the time I got to freedom it could have been part rant dressed up in fancy I am a smart person speak.

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    Aww you do it girl! Fighting! 🙂

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    Same here chingu T_T

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      Aww, *pats your back* there, there. We’ll get through this together. Like @obsessedmuch said, there’s something out there just for us!

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    Also being off topic but your Eun + Jang hoon cover is so CUTE! ♥

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      Omg, Lenra, Eun and Jang-hoon are ALWAYS on topic. <333

      Thank you! They’re just the cutest thing. They bring me so much joy!

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    My number may be a scootch over 7–but I certainly hear you. It really does super suck. I always check my email first thing in the morning–I sleep with my phone in my hand?–and as I’m waking up, climbing out of bed I open my email app and 6 days out of 7 I wake up to a handful (or 1 or 2) emails saying that “Dear [isa] after carefully examining your resume and qualifications we have decided to pursue other candidates who more fully meet our needs at the moment. Best of luck! Sincerely,”. And then I throw my phone and have properly set the mood for the rest of the day. I have no idea what anyone is looking for!

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      Aw man, I’m so bummed to hear that, Isa! I feel you, too, though. While it isn’t the end of the world for me when I receive a “Thanks, but no thanks (TBNT),” it does make me wonder exactly what went wrong. Why didn’t I appeal to them? I feel like I should go outta my way more often and after applying for a job, I should follow up with them by introducing myself, because apparently employers appreciate that. I can think of a handful of things I could adjust to make myself a more appealing candidate, I just actually have to carry it out more often. But then again, I oftentimes stratch my head wondering why they wouldn’t at least offer me an interview opportunity… sigh.

      If I’m not mistaken, you work at library, right?

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        Right now I don’t work anywhere–which is why I am so twitchy (I apparently sent one of my friends in a panic last week and I tried to smooth it all over and make her think I was fine (she’s a worrier this one) and ended the email with LETS BURN EVERYTHING!!–its all in good fun, right?!). I believe in the follow up and introducing yourself and stopping by so that when they are pulling up your resume they can attach a face with the name (thats that pleasant young lady who wouldn’t stop talking about Harry Potter and something called K-pop! Lets hire her immediately!) but its hard when the way the application process is set up everything goes to some generic hiring manager–like, who do you call and ask for? And then some places appreciate the follow up phone call and other places really, really do NOT.

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Damn girl, chill.

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    I know the couple (yes, they are alr a couple to me! haha) hasn’t announced it officially yet (lol) but can’t she get a clue~~~ haha

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      LOL! Seriously. She just doesn’t get it. So these two really should hurry up and become official.

      I love how obvious Sung-min’s feelings are for Ji-won, and yet he’s like, waiting for her to confess first or something. Just do it, man!

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        Haha. I feel like Sung-min is waiting for Ji-won to feel even a little something more than friendship towards him?? Like get her flustered to him as much as she does him? (I really loved the scenes we had with them the past few eps!) Cos I honestly think she likes him more than a friend already but she hasn’t realized her feelings for him yet?? Do i make sense? Haha

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          Yes, totally! You make a lot of sense! I feel the same way. It’s obvious that she cares about and appreciates him, but I’ve never really gotten the sense that she actually like-likes him. She’s always just so darn playful with him and has never really been serious about her feelings about him.

          Sung-min’s totally waiting for a sign–any sign that tells him, “Okay, I think she might like me, too,” and then he’ll confidently make his move. That green light! Which, aww, Sung-min-ah!

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            Kya~ i’m just so excited for these two but darn it, last 2 episodes. I hope they made the most out of it! Like, have more than 15mins of the two on the screen. LOL

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          Ahaha! 15 minutes!? That’s a LOT! I’d LOVE that, but if that happens, I’m totally gonna get greedy and want just as much time for my other two babies, Eun and Jang-hoon. I can never get enough of them!

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          Also, I’m very sad that it’s ending and there’s only two more eps left. Can’t the Belle Epoque girls stay with us forever?

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            I also can’t believe it and I wish the same!! Gaaah i just hope there’s season 3? So we can look forward to seeing them again!

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      and sungmin didn’t even give her the chance to confess.

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        right!!! i loved him even more after he said that!! haha

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          and also before that, when he asked jiwon what he should do if that girl confessed.

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          When Sung-min flatly told the girl not to confess I feel that it really speaks to his integrity and decency as a person.

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            Yeah, Sung-min’s really loyal. Especially to Ji-won. I’m glad they have each other. Now I just need them to BE TOGETHER FOR REALS.

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        Haha, yeah, he was just like, “Lemme stop you right there. No.”

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Or “do you like messi…ng with my feelings?” -Eun

But aw, I loved that Eun-jae ended up talking about Eun with Jang-hoon.

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Aka “do you like Messi?”

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    This line has become legendary now.
    I wonder if anyone use it in real life to confess? =))

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      Haha, I came across this article about how it blew up and became a meme: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ikrd/this-could-get-messy
      There definitely seemed to be a lot of “Do you like Messi?” confessions!

      I actually didn’t watch Weightlifting Fairy (or I started, but didn’t finish it), but I will one day! Just to see this line being used, if anything. Haha.

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Lol, because she’s Ji-won!

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Lol @ Eun’s face the entire time. She’s just like, “You did WHAT? Argh.” But yes, Ji-won, you’re truly one of a kind.

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Jealous Eun is adorable, but poor Ji-wonnie. Look at how sad she looks. Lol. Girl just wanted some toast.

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Lol, me.

I love Ji-won.

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