Beanie level: Noble idiot

I know it’s silly, but I am so proud to have finished my Korean vocab session on Memrise! 😁 I don’t pretend to remember all 1800 words, but if I’ve remembered half of it, it is great already!

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    Good job. 😍
    I’m taking Korean lessons too and god, memorizing the words is killing me😂😂😫

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      Thank you!! And good luck to you!
      Yes, Korean vocab can be so confusing at times ; as a dyslexical person, I mix up the syllables all the time! 😓

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    Not silly at all! Congratulations and good work on your achievement!

    *clicks teeth together while looking at my progress*

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    Good Job!
    I always found it boring to memorize lists of vocabulary so it’s even more amazing from my point of view.
    I’m curious about how long it took you to finish 1800 words
    PS: je vois du franΓ§ais πŸ˜‰

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      Thank you!! Yes, memorizing lists of vocab is boring, but it is really nice to have some basics before reading a real text (and giving up after 10 min because you have to look up every word in a dictionnary!!). And I’ve done a lot of practice in the train to work – commuting is boring anyway!!
      To answer your question: it took me about 100 days for the whole list (but I had a break in the middle). Learning does become easier after a while for some reason.
      As for the French… guilty as charged! πŸ˜‰

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    That’s awesome! You’re doing great DelSatu!

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      Thank you!!! I know you are practicing quite well also!!
      There is still so much to learn though!!
      And vocab is only good when you can place it in a text or dialogue…

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    not silly at all! so so awesome–congrats! (plus, i’m using memrise too, and its encouraging to see that there is an actual end out there πŸ˜‰

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      Thank you!!
      Yes, there is an end somewhere to memrise lessons… although it seems illusive for some time! πŸ˜€

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    Well done! Congrats!

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For the show I wanted to watch. On to the next!

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Dear Beanies,
I wanted to share this piece of news with the Beanie community: after a very long period of unemployment and fifteen job interviews over the last few months, I HAVE FINALLY FOUND A JOB! The team looks dynamic and kind, it is located in the best place of town with a breathtaking view of the city, there is a ton of vacation days and the salary is better than in most places (although I was hoping for a little bit more).
I have just learnt the news but I wanted to address my deepest gratitude to the Beanie community: without this website, I would have lost my sanity a long time ago. Because looking for a job can be so isolating, Dramabeans was the best reminder that people from various ages, nationalities and situations are living their lives with their ups and downs and challenges, but the journey can be a positive one, despite the difficulties everyone face and no matter where you are in life. Thank you to everyone who are making this platform such a happy place, full of ideas and energy!
A special thanks to @raonah and @acacia, who let me join their Korean practice sessions: the last couple of months have been a bit hectic, but I am more motivated than ever to improve my language skills again. Thank you for your support, your patience, your humor and your imagination: since the beginning of the year, practicing with you has meant that I could at least achieve one thing in my life, when I was facing disappointment everywhere else. It has been central to my personal well-being, and I hope my words are enough to convey my gratitude to you, and to this website which makes so much possible. <3

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    Congratulations! All the best of luck for the new job πŸ™‚
    Also agreed re dramabeans!

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      Thank you! I hope it goes well and Dramabeans is there whatever happens (and wherever, that the magic of the internet! πŸ˜€ )

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    Congratulations!!
    And wow! I said almost the same thing about the DB community when I got a job… Dramabeans is really the perfect place to save one from going into the job-hunting related depression! It is really a perfect place! <3

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      Thank you!! Indeed I am not a social network person but Dramabeans is always so soothing and gives such energy! Doctors should prescribe Dramabeans mandatory reading and commenting to treat job-hunting depressions and it should be funded by insurances! Congratulations on your new job as well, I hope you’ll be happy there!

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        Ha! That should definitely be a thing!
        Thanks πŸ™‚ It has been around 5 months and yeah it’s okay πŸ™‚

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    Congratulations! This is such good news, we should have a party to celebrate!! I hope that your new job is even better than you hope.
    <3 <3
    I agree about the DB community… and you are one of the people who make it so wonderful, just don't forget that, okay?

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    Congratulations and good luck in there)) 👍

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      Thank you!! I’ll take my lessons after Jang Gu-rae! πŸ™‚

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    Congratulations on the new job! ^^

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    congratulations!!!!

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    What a brave and beautiful sentiment you’ve written here. Congratulations on the new job! Msu it be the beginning of more good things to come!

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      Thank you! I truly look at it as the beginning of a new chapter in my life, hopefully a beautiful one! πŸ™‚

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    Hurrayyyy!! Congratulations, all the best in this new part of your journey!

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    Congrats! Sending positive vibes your way ✨

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    Congrats!🌺 wish you all the best for the new stage of your life😆

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      Thank you! I guess I’ll have to behave like a grown-up now, but I’ve been told (by a drama of course) that everyone just pretend they know what they are doing anyway! πŸ˜‰

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    Congratulations on the new job! That’s fantastic news! And welcome back to DB! I’m still practicing Korean every day. You’re welcome to join in whenever you have time 🙂 I’ve missed practicing with you.

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      Thank you Raonah! (I love your new nickname by the way! But you need to save money to travel to Korea!!!). I’m impressed at how consistently you’ve been practicing with drama video clips. Do you feel like you are improving your listening comprehension skills? I’m sure you are improving, even if you don’t notice it on the day to day. I miss practicing with you as well, and I need to begin practicing diligently again. With the job hunting burden now off my shoulders, I’ll be more free to focus on Korean lessons, and I am looking forward to it! πŸ™‚ Fighting!

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        Yay! I’m glad you’ll be practicing with us again!
        I think the video clips are really helping. There’ve been some days where I understood almost the whole clip without subs 😊 I still get really confused with longer sentences though or when people talk really fast 😕 But, a year ago I would’ve only understood things like “Hello” “Thank you” and “I love you”, so when I remember that, I can really see how far I’ve come 🙂 I’ll be fluent eventually 🙂 ν™”μ΄νŒ…!

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          It is very impressive! I have recently purchased (in what is obviously an excess of confidence) the first Harry Potter book in Korean, and I hope to understand parts of it (after creating a vocabulary list with words like wand, spell and witch in Korean!). Let’s be linguistically ambitious! 😂 I’ve had a hard time connecting with dramas this year, therfore there was none I liked enough to work on clips, but I’m keeping this goal in mind. ν™”μ΄νŒ…!

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    Big congrats!!!! πŸ˜€

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    Congratulations on the new job! 😊

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    DELSATU!!!! CONGRATULTIONS!!!

    I’m tearing up now 😢. We seriously missed you in our posts!! Joining an online community was seriously not my thing, but DB is genuinely something so different. I haven’t met such a large group of encouraging, motivated, and insightful people outside of here and I’m so glad to have met you too! My sincerest congratulations!! Your hard work has paid off!!! This is when I wish we can give hugs through the internet!! 🎊🎉🎈🎉🎊

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      Thank you my dear Acacia! It is such a relief to finally be accepted for a job – even if I know better, failing constantly makes you feel like a failure after a while. This is why practicing Korean with you was such an important outlet: at least there is still something I can do and a (virtual) place I can go to!! Now I’m completly planning to keep learning Korean, but simply for the pleasure of it (and the ambition, let’s admit it!).
      It is interesting how Facebook used to give me mixed feelings but Dramabeans only gives me positive ones – DB really has a sense of community and support which is precious – and it is so much fun!!
      I’ve been around all summer with limited internet access, but now I should connect myself more often (Raonah has improved so much! I need to catch up!!). See you soon πŸ˜‰
      By the way, Prison Playbook was so good that I had to watch it again, all 16 episodes of an hour and a half… Still amazing !

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        YAY! It’s amazing to hear how learning Korean has been a good outlet for you. And now you can enjoy it for pleasure (double YAY) See you soon!!!

        Totally agree with you about FB. I never post anything there anymore but on DB I feel like I can express myself more without reservations. The power of DB

        I got my mom into Prison Playbook, and she who maybe watches a few kdramas a year marathoned the whole drama twice over a course of a week! The power of PP 😂

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    congratulation and best of luck~

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    Congrats! All the best in your new job!

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Typical me: I thought I was starting a charming, light-hearted comedy and I ended up a sobbing mess. Beautiful friendship and powerful message.
:'(

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    I never thought this movie would bring up a heavy issue. The trailer didn’t show anything about it. In the end, I’m glad I watched it. It’s indeed a beautiful friendship.

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      Korean movies will break you and leave you a blubbering pile on the floor. Even the comedies.

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      Yes! The trailer was deceptive but it gave the reveal so much impact! I’m glad I’ve watched it but I would recommend it with caution.

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    I didn’t know that I would end up crying buckets of tears.

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    Love this movie!

    I will never look at the generic “How Are you? I am fine thank you and you?” lines the same way again β™₯

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Thanks to @modernflapper\’s diligent promotion/ spaming, I watched and really enjoyed A Love So Beautiful. It had a grade school\’s level of innocence, a tiny budget and a very obvious story, but the overall effect was so comforting and lovely, like an emotional hot chocolate. Thanks to the beanies for their effective and trust-worthy recommandations! πŸ™‚

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    I’m binged this this weekend (Mother’s Day and all) and have just an episode and a half left. I LOVE IT. I think started before modernflapper but here I am still watching it! But it’s all good. The story is sweet and the actors are so endearing!

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      The actors are really endearing and their characters as well. Enjoy episode 23 (episode 24 is only a bonus) and all its warms fuzzies! It feels like a simpler yet updated version of It Started with a Kiss, and I really like that women are more empowered than 10 years ago, even though the story remains quite innocent. It is actually my first C-Drama and I am pleasantly surprised.

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        I think I might have to write an essay about it when I’m done. I loved Xiaoxi and how she matured by the end, but I have a feeling that life won’t all be butterflies and rainbows for them and need to get that off my chest!

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          I am really looking forward to your essay and / or a second season! I agree that they will face challenges ahead, considering their opposite personalities and probably hectic profesionnal lives, but I trust those two kids! I regret a little bit that we didn’t see Xiaoxi during the 3 years of their separation, because she did mature a great deal during that time and I would have liked to see that.

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          *cough* fanfiction *cough*

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            Omo! No!!! It would be too autobiographical I’m afraid, only replace me as Jiang Chen and my husband as Xiaoxi!

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    I’m happy my obsessions can be of service to you. 😁 😂

    Prepare yourself for Iron Ladies. It’s more mature, which can be a nice change.

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      Adorable GIFs of swoony moments are always welcome! I’m prepared to be convinced by your future posts! πŸ˜€

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      Popping into the middle of this conversation to thank @modernflapper for posting so much about A Love So Beautiful that I had to finish watching it. I started watching it quite a while back, but was interrupted in the middle of episode 2. I forgot all about it until I saw your posts, and realized I still wanted to watch it! Just finished it yesterday and totally loved it!

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        No need to thank me, it’s because of the beanie wall that Mr MF must buy me bigger and bigger external hardrives for my ever increasing drama collection. I have been persuaded by so many Beanie posts as to what I should watch, I’m happy to return the favour.

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          Thanks to Mr ModernFlapper for supporting our collective addiction! That the kind of Mister I wouldn’t mind having! πŸ™‚

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Anyone else? The message I intended to write had no inappropriate word, or even ambiguous one…

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    This happened to me and after trial and error I think the word “spoiler” triggers it.

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      Thank you for your feedback. Mine didn’t have that word, but I’ll try to rephrase the whole message to see if it works in the end.

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        😊 Hope you don’t get the message yet again

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I need to write this sentence on a tee-shirt.

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Well I suddenly feel old… Remember Dream High in 2010? It starts with a mystery: one of the kids from the Kirin High School has won a Grammy Award. When? In 2018!! Sam-dong, I miss you!

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Mystery Queen 2 cannot come soon enough!

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I do love when the guy in love is such a grumpy pants!

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