Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

Non-drama related – finally checked out Peaky Blinders and I’m glad I did. But now I’ve got the voice in my head speaking in a British accent and I can’t get it to stop.
Does that happen to anyone else?

If you watch something where the accents/language is different from yours, does your in-head voice (the voice that you think with and read with) adopt the accent?
When I first got into K-dramas (and even now) my in-head voice converses or thinks in incredibly broken konglish. When I watch British things, it does the same. Also with Japanese dramas or anime.

Does it happen to anyone else? Just me? Okay 😅

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    i have tried to watch that series some 10 times now.. don’t manage beyond the first 5 minutes.. and my cousins keep telling me its great..
    hmm.. i guess it is?

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    I like to call Cillian Murphy’s overall look ‘Serial Killer Sexy’. I am pretty sure he is a cool dude but he looks intense.

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    LOL, yes! Anytime I watch something British, my in-head voice adopts the accent for a while.

    And since I watch Korean stuff all the time, I also have my own weird version of konglish going on.

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    Even when I read. My best friend who I won’t see for weeks will call me and five minutes later: “You’ve been reading Brit lit again haven’t you?”
    It’s not even just the accent. Like I find myself apologizing with clasped hands, which is not terribly American!

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    Surprisingly that doesn’t happen to me with English- a language i understand but with all these Asian languages (korean, chinese, Japanese) when I watch dramas. It’s like I’m thinking in that language with my own subtitles 😂

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    YES. All the time!! British shows are especially infectious, but I binge-watched The Wire many years ago and the voice in my head had a Baltimore accent/slang for WEEKS. :’)

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#Devil I don’t know why but Song Kang’s character is getting on my nerves. I don’t know if I’m supposed to find him somewhat loveable 🤔. Is he supposed to give a similar vibe like as SIG’s Louise?
I think if he says ‘Serbia’ or mentions anything about Serbia again, I might throw something.

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    Heh. I watch Devil but I don’t know Song Kang and had to google him. Luca gets on my nerve. Not lovable. He roams aroung Ha Rip’s house like he owns it 🤦🏻‍♀️.

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    I can’t stand him either. I hate his type of characters. He just seems like nepotism

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I don’t get when people say ‘strong female lead’ or hate on characters from Misty, WWW and Witch’s court by saying they’re the wrong example of ‘feminism’ or some shit like that.

For me, it was never about feminism or about them being inspiring. TBH I’ve never been inspired by people or by the mere fact of their gender. Hearing something like ‘she’s the first female director of so and so’ does nothing for me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not belittling their efforts or hard work. I know it must have been tough (especially since it’s a man’s world) but while I’m happy it worked out for them, I feel nothing else. I just don’t look to tv characters (or even real people) for inspiration or anything. I just like them or I don’t.

Men get a diversity of roles – good, bad, evil or morally vague, stupid or idiots and they’re not held responsible for depicting what a ‘strong’ man should be like. I understand it’s different for women and while I might not be consciously or unconsciously looking for inspiration, I’ve come to realize that representation matters to a lot of people but still it gets tiring always trying to find some deeper meaning or symbolism to a character. Sometimes, she’s written as an asshole because she just is. People like that exist!

A lot of women in dramaworld get typecast as candies or evil mother-in-laws or spoilt 2nd-leads that can’t take a fucking hike! So when a new type of character comes, like Go Miran in Misty – one with layers and faults and is also morally grey – I jump on it.

I don’t think she’s an ideal feminist. I don’t think anybody is. I don’t like what her character does and I don’t agree with it either, I just like that she’s a character with a mind of her own. And they’re many women like that in real life. It’d be naive to think the women who climbed so high up the ladder in their respective fields aren’t people who’d do what ever it took to maintain it or climb even higher. It’s not even a gender thing, it’s an ‘ambitious’ thing.

It’s unfair to constantly try to uphold any female character to be a ‘perfect feminist’! Let them be flawed and evil or morally grey. We don’t do that to male characters – he’s just his character. It’s kinda like how ‘women must always support each other or women are the downfall of each other’ but then two men in position of power fighting is just what it is. I understand why it’s like that – I still don’t like it, though!

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    louder, for the people at the back!
    well said!

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    Ma Yi-deum of Witch Court is the wrong example of being human. Period.

    I enjoy Ga-kyung’s MIL. She’s like the Michael Corleone of Korean chaebols. I’m glad and little bit surprised it’s a Korean drama of all TV shows that created and brought up this character.

    My problem with so called strong female characters in k-drama is many of them ended up being caricaturish. WWW has realistic portrayal of professional woman (well, apart from their maseratis and crazy outfits) but many of them are laughable and annoying. Who did scream on the top of a building to challenge her enemy, and what could she gain from doing that??

    Dont underestimate the power of TV. I’m reading a book about Asian economy, some part about Korea I’ve already learned from watching K-dramas. We can also learn from their characters. If anyone ask me which character from k-drama that one should aspire, I will answer Bae Ta-mi. Her professionalism is really admirable. I’ve only been working for about 13 years, so I might have less experience from many beanies here, but successfull professional women I’ve known has Tami’s qualities. At least in South East Asia, I never worked in other part of the world.

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      I agree even though I liked Scarlet more, there are hardly any Scarlet in the world and maybe me liking her is because I want to be like her but I know that the way the world functions you eventually become a BTM. It is BTM who we see everywhere.

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      99% of male lead characters in KDramas are walking/breathing caricatures of:
      the perfect boyfriend/husband
      the asshole with a heart of gold
      the chaebol iceman
      the morally ambiguous bad boy that we can’t help rooting for
      the genius in his trade/profession
      the guy who can’t seem to catch a break but perseveres
      the helpless puppy
      the hopeless romantic
      the ultra best friend with secret feelings
      (I’m sure we can go on further with this list…)

      and yet, we watch on, with nary a complaint. Why do we have different expectations for female characters?

      I don’t work in a fancy corporation but after years of watching KDrama Men step out of ultra fancy cars, why are the women’s crazy outfits and ultra cars thought of as “too much”? Screaming on a rooftop is not realistic? I’ve screamed in stairwells, to cool off! lol

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        Iirc people also always have complain about male characters.
        Last time I checked South Korea GDP per capita is USD 30K. Even if Ta-mi, Hyun and Morgan are in upper middle income group, with mortgage and other expenses, does it make sense to drive a car cost USD 140-150K? I know it’s PPL, I recognize it’s weird but it is how Korean drama works.

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          American shows are like that too. People used to figure out the wages vs expenses to see if they could really afford their homes in real life.

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    You are so right! It is high time people stop expecting women characters to be a certain kind. Either strong or evil or competitive or naive.

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    My thoughts exactly! I got into a fight here because of the women from #SearchWWW. 🤦‍♀️🙅‍♀️🤷‍♀️

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I’m really loving ‘Moment at Eighteen.’

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    Have you watched ep 4? If not disregard this comment.

    I knew that puppy dream meant something bad. Those two sad boys.

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I’ve fallen into a J-drama rabbit hole and have found some gems in the process. The drama I’m currently watching is Kahogo no Kahoko and I have to say Mitsuki Takahata is an amazing actor. In fact, I love the whole cast and I just love the story.
The one I’d previously watched is ‘Nigeru wa haji’. I’d read the manga a while back and didn’t know there was a live adaptation. I wasn’t disappointed. Then I googled Gen Hoshino and found out he’s an incredibly talented person.
Beanies, I’m ready to attempt to take on everything J-Ent has to offer. Please, recommend away!

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    Seigi no Mikata. For people who love characters like Veronica Park, the older sister is such a gem. It’s an older drama but still great imo.

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      Ah, Seigi no Mikata, that drama is a riot! 😂

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      I never watched ‘Secret Life of my Secretary’ so I’m not familiar with the character Veronica Park but I will check out the drama. The plot intrigued me. Thank you for the recommendation 😁😁

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    Bokura wa Kiseki de Dekite Iru (Miracle): my favorite
    Ima kara Anata wo Kyouhaku Shimasu (May I Blackmail you?)
    Okusama wa, Tori Atsukai Chui (Caution: Hazardous Wife): Fun, but that ending though…. still waiting for season 2
    Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata (Ending Planner): slow build, but worth it I think
    Subete ga F ni Naru
    My Long Awaited Love Story

    I struggle with most Jdrama love stories because the women are so compliant and without any agency, to the point that some lately seem to be blueprints for how to emotionally isolate and abuse a woman (or girl. My gosh, so many are still girls)

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      Thank you for the recommendations. I get what you mean when you say their female characters are usually compliant. I’ve watched a couple of J-dramas before and that’s why I always dropped them.

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    Boku, Unmei no Hito desu is a cute, goofy little drama that I really like. I can’t really explain it properly, but there are shenanigans and gives off the same vibe as Negeru wa haji, though nothing will ever out-cute that drama.

    I also liked A Clinic on the Sea, which was also goofy and low-key but had a great ensemble.

    Liar Game is simply fantastic, S. 2 gets a little more convoluted but still great. And the K remake is pretty good too, though it does change the story a bit, but keeps the spirit in tact.

    A Girl and Three Sweethearts is cute and a favorite of mine.

    Nodame Cantabile is one of my favorite dramas of all time, but it’s one of those that you really need to be OK with the weird style that some J-Dramas have. But in the end it’s full of heart and great characters and amazing music. I’m due for a rewatch, now that I think of it.

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      I’ve seen Boku, Unmei no Hito desu. I liked it! I’ve also watched the K-version or Liar Game and I loved it. I personally feel the J-drama version will have that darker or different nuance that K-dramas don’t have so I’ll check it out.
      Thank you for the recommendations. 💜

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    Nigeru wa haji is outstanding!
    I’m personally a fan of Code Blue, too.
    I’m currently watching I Don’t Love You Yet, the jdrama adaptation of In Time Wit You 🙂

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      I’m usually not a fan of medical dramas (because I live in the medical world and find myself cringing a lot despite myself) so I probably won’t be checking Code Blue out.
      Where are you watching ‘I Don’t Love You Yet’? I can’t seem to find it🤔
      Thank you for the recommendations 🥰

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        The Japanese title is “Boku wa Mada Kimi o Aisanai Koto ga Dekiru”. It’s a really nice drama. Please check it out if you have time.

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    I second @snarkyjellyfish’s recommendation for the 10-episode Boku, Unmei no Hito desu (2017). Masaki Makoto and Kogetsa Haruko—both 28—are linked by fate yet never make a lasting connection. Their love story isn’t the only issue; the fate of the world is at stake as well. God appears in the form of a young man to get Makoto and Haruko on the right path.

    Hello Harinezumi (2017) | 10 episodes
    This quirky series follows the cases of the Akatsuka Detective Agency, whose motto is “to be compassionate and meddlesome.” In the course of their work, they encounter doppelgängers, evil spirits, estranged fathers and ancient treasure. They even find love with a new colleague. Cast led by Eita, a charming actor more handsome than his photograph. (Seriously, he looks like a chicken in his MyDramaList photo but he’s adorable with his messy, thick shoulder-length hair.)

    Miss Sherlock (2018) | 8 episodes
    This Hulu-HBO Asia co-production refreshingly reimagines both Sherlock and Watson as women in Tokyo. It’s never explained why Sherlock is called “Miss Sherlock” but Tachibana Wato—a doctor back from Syria—is called … Wato-san. Get it. Get it?! One main difference with Miss Sherlock’s characterization is that she’s super close with her exasperated brother Kento Futaba (Mycroft). Sherlock hella chic and <a href=”https://www.tumblr.com/search/miss%20sherlock
    “tumblr is pretty much a shrine to the undercurrents of romantic attraction between the two women.

    Nagareboshi (2010) | 10 episodes
    A desperate need to find a living liver-donor for his younger sister unites an aquarium worker with a sweet sex worker in a (fake) contract marriage. (Note—The show takes pains to show she’s not a prostitute. She dresses in school uniforms and talks to her clients while massaging them.) The guy lives with his sweet mom, who quickly grows to adore her fake daughter-in-law. The transplant doctor is low-key hot too. The only bad thing about this series is the girl’s despicable brother. He’s not in most of the show but his gambling problems are what spur her to earn as much money as possible.

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    If you’re in the mood for something shorter, I recommend this drama special and two films …

    Watashi ni Unmei no Koi Nante Arienaitte Omotteta (My Long Awaited Love Story, available on Viki) recently came up in the “What We’re Watching” threads. This Cyrano de Bergerac scenario is fluffy a drama special. Riko is a character designer recently contracted by a mobile game company. Soichiro, the company president, asks her to help to court his longtime office-crush, using her skills creating romantic scenarios. Drama fans will love it when Riko passionately defends dramas as culturally significant templates—not just cheesy clichés. Watching her reluctantly fall in love is heartbreakingly sweet. You will likely hate Soichiro’s haircut but just ignore it and enjoy the good feelings. Also, the ML is Takahashi Issei, the lead in @egad’s recommendation Bokura wa Kiseki de Dekite Iru.

    Mix (2017) is a ping pong themed film, starring Eita (my handsome chicken boy!) and Aragaki Yui. Tamako is a former ping pong prodigy who left the sport behind after her mother died. Heartbroken after her ping pong-playing boyfriend cheats on her, she returns home and finds new purpose, friendship and love as she rediscovers her passion for the game.

    Another favorite is a period film called A Tale of Samurai Cooking — A True Love Story (2013). Oharu, a beautiful, divorced, talented young woman is headhunted to teach a chef’s son Yasunobu how to cook so that he can carry on the family’s (kitchen) samurai legacy. Her new in-laws adore and respect her while her husband would rather be a warrior than take his dead brother’s place in the family business. I love, love, love this film because: (1) food prep scenes are my jam; (2) Oharu is hella skilled and steadfast; (3) the love story is organic and low-key. Oharu is played by Ueto Aya, the FL in Nagareboshi, the contract-marriage-for-a-piece-of-your-liver drama.

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    Where to start~
    I would recommend Unnatural any day of the week! It’s from the writer of Nigeru wa Haji, and it’s brilliant. For rom-coms, off the top of my head I’d say Buzzer Beat and Last Cinderella. They’re mature, but funny, and the leads have great chemistry!

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      I can’t seem to find ‘Unnatural any day of the week’ no matter where I search. I want to check it out because it’s by the same writer.
      Thank you so much for taking your time to recommend these to me. 💜💜

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    – Tonbi – father and son relationship!
    – Kounodori – Various stories about family in relation to babies
    – Soratobu Kouhoushitsu – workplace with airplanes
    – Wakamonotachi – siblings and how they deal with life

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      Slice of life is one of my favorite genres in K-dramas so I’m mostly intrigued by Wakamontachi. Tonbi seems like somewhat sad but as long as it’s not tragedy, I’ll be tuning in.
      Thanks for the recommendations. 🙏🙏 I’m so excited I have a lot to add to my list now.

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Bewhy transcends language and culture. I don’t need to understand him to feel his music. He has always delivered and he’s done it again. He’s phenomenal!

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Looking forward to the 2nd episode of moment of eighteen. I thoroughly enjoyed the first one.

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I’m 1 episode into the Japanese Netflix series ‘My Husband Won’t Fit’ and I don’t know what to make of its characters. Just like the title, it’s kinda hilarious. I wonder how the actors shot it. 😂

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    Finished it. Maybe I shouldn’t have because I can’t understand these people.

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      I dropped it cause neither could I understand them!

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        The ignorance multiplied by misogyny left me infuriated most of the time. I’ll spoil it for you to save your time. They stay married without seeking therapy.

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I didn’t like this couple in the beginning but along the line, I found myself rooting for them. After Scarlet and Seol Ji Hwan, Scarlet and Tammy, I find them to be the next best couple in this show.

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    I thought this scene was very well done, with few words, a lot of body language, facial expressions, and the hands. It’s amazing what one can read into hands keying go – Scarlett and SJH letting go vs these two letting go…nice!

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Episode #13 of WWW and I’m still tired of Tammy and Morgan’s relationship. Please, let’s get a f##king move on! Thank you 🙄

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    Anyone who uses a Stanley gif has a place in my heart. Always.

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So even though school is no longer in session, I have an obligatory summer hospital practice. I have to be in the hospital for 4hrs for three weeks so it’s not a big deal. Anyway, I’ve been assigned to a doctor to shadow and I think he’s a creep. Thankfully, I’m not the only one because I have a partner but she has it worse.
He has no sense on personal space but he’s really nice so at first, I shrugged it off as being too friendly cause he never made any jokes or said anything offensive.
But I just get this creepy vibe from him. Today, when he hugged my partner from the back and rested on her while we were trying to make a conversation sealed the deal for me.
We’re just medical students. Nobody said anything. Two female nurses were there but they’re attention wasn’t on us. My friend awkwardly laughed and I stared wondering if I should say something. Neither of us knew how to say something to him because we didn’t know exactly what to say. We started on Monday and he was off duty on Tuesday cause he had a night shift so today was our second meeting. We’re not familiar with each other enough to be that comfortable.
I just didn’t know how to handle it. And saying something felt like we’d make it a big deal even if it is a big deal.
My partner told me she’s run into quite a few creepy doctors. She thinks a large proportion of them are creeps. She told me about her practice with their gynecologist and how he made crass comments at her throughout her practice. He asked her to sit his lap. Told her the patient was having an orgasm. Asked if she wanted to get pregnant and when she said yes, told her to sit on his lap and when she refused, ‘joked’ that she was confused because she said she wanted to get pregnant. The patients didn’t know cause they don’t speak English and neither does the nurse. His junior doctor was too scared to a say a word either so my friend, the med student just put up with it.
Apparently, he’s not the only creep she’s met. I’ve been somewhat lucky not meeting these perverts but it got me wondering how many more of my classmates haven been harassed. I’m seriously creeped out.

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    This is NOT acceptable nor professional. Is there a program director you could go to to voice your concerns and be kept anonymous? The examples you gave are seriously sexual harassment and would not be tolerated where I teach in the US. There are offices that deal with this and if I were your program director, I would contact them on your behalf and keep you and your partner nameless. Both physicians would be investigated and, at the very least, not be allowed to have students or residents learn from them. If it’s happened to you, it’s happened to others. I’m sorry you and your colleagues have had such a horrible experience. Here is a US article that may help and you may have similar laws in your country. https://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/Fulltext/2018/12000/Sexual_Harassment_in_Medical_Schools___The.17.aspx

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      Unfortunately, I’m not aware if we have channels to speak through in cases like these. While our medical program is in English, English is not the first language here and their output of information to international students is very lacking. I don’t even know who to meet with.
      I spoke to my friend and she doesn’t want to say anything. She doesn’t think it’ll amount to much and I don’t want to force her especially since I don’t even know how to go about reporting it.
      Been shadowing him for a week now and I’ve realized he ‘flirts’ with almost every young woman he interacts with: patient, family of patient and nurses. The nurses are all used to his bullshit and they either ignore him or play along since he’s a senior doctor. 😕

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    This is blatant sexual harrassment and power abuse.

    I’m sorry you have to go through this or hear your friends go through it. Can you report the creepy doc? Do you know the right and appropriate channel to do so? Behavior like this should not be tolerated.

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      Unfortunately I don’t know how to go about reporting it and since he didn’t try anything to me, I can’t even report it. My colleague doesn’t want to say anything. She says she isn’t scared of him and finds him disgusting but harmless, so she doesn’t want to report it and I can’t force her to.

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        There is bystander reporting in the US, so you can just report what you see even if it’s not directed at you. I can’t believe there wouldn’t be anything like that where you are—but if there’s not, you could enact positive change in this situation. It starts with just one person! Fighting!

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    I agree none of this is acceptable or professional. In addition to what Ally said you might want to find a self defense class to take because this type of behavior is worrisome.

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      Self defense class is always a must! And also advertise that you go to one, creeps don’t mess with such people from my personal experience (yeah most of class mates and me have lived with creeps)

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      It is incredibly worrisome. I’ve always know people like this exist since I’ve had my own share of encounters with pervs but it’s always been outside the hospital. I don’t know why I’d never consciously considered the possibility in a hospital setting. I guess I just assumed most people would be busy with treating patients.
      I’ve always wanted to take self-defense classes but I’ve been procrastinating for a while. I was planning on joining once the new semester begins. 😁

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    oh dear! That’s totally unacceptable! I recommend that you complain if this every happens to you, and ask your friend if she would like to complain (although its her decision). And try to put a lot of physical distance in between when you meet this creep doctor, don’t share your phone number ever and if you have to, always record your phone calls, text messages. Try to meet in places with CCTV and also record all your conversations in office as well, if that makes you feel safe with this creep. (Don’t forget to put option of automatic upload to drive! Important in case your phone dies!)

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      He has no shame! He hasn’t made any sexual comments yet instead, it’s been him asking personal questions that can easily be seen as innocuous. He hugged her right in his office where he had three witnesses (two nurses and I) and made another physical contact in the hospital hallway where there’s cctv, patients and personnel’s eyes watching. He’s shameless!
      My friend doesn’t want to say anything. She doesn’t see it going anywhere and we don’t even know how or to report this to 😕

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    This post made me sad and disgusted. I hope you both stay protected. Otoh how about you guys discuss this with other classmates too? Maybe they have experienced sth similar and it might be beneficial if there are many people filing a complaint and might be considered more reliable. I know we all talk about strong women but it’s quite hard to speak up to an attacker (more so if they are in a superior position) specially as you said it is thought of as making a big deal when it IS a big deal. Be safe.

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      Turns out two people complained about a creepy doctor in this department. They’d complained of inappropriate touching and focus on them. He’d done right in the middle of their classes with numerous witnesses but he’s sly cause outer mutual friend (who is a guy) told me he didn’t see it as that but remembered the girls really complaining.
      But it happened over half a year ago when we took the course and I’m not friends with them so I haven’t confirmed if it’s the same doctor.
      We’ve decided to just keep as much distance as we can. One week is up and we’ve got two more left. My plan is to spread the word about a creep in that department so lower years are aware.

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    Sigh. I want you and your partner to be able to say straight out, “excuse me, Dr., you can’t say that kind of shit anymore” and “Dr., this is inappropriate touching” and have him stop. Argghh.

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      I want us to be able to say that too. It doesn’t help that my friend is a very receptive person who is very animated and often gives a lot of positive reactions. She doesn’t know how to not be polite. And there’s a slyness to the way he does it. He just asks personal questions or touches you and before you’re able to react, he’s changed the subject to something else and you momentarily forget that he just did something incredibly inappropriate. By the time you realize, you start to wonder if you’re the one making a big deal out of nothing.
      We both know he’s very inappropriate but we just don’t know how to report it or who to report it to. What would we say?
      I don’t make eye contact when he talks to me and I give brusque answers so he mostly ignores me and focuses on her. I told her to be rude but I don’t think she can be. She replies him with a smile because it’s automatic for her. She’s just a sweetheart! 🙁

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        Ugh, he sounds really slimy! I guess with your partner being unwilling, you cant really take this any further. Grit your teeth and power through (is advice I can’t believe we still have to say in 2019)! 😤 Spread the word as best you can.

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Read an interesting article on Asianjunkie about ‘drug abuse’ in SK and it was very interesting. I kinda got the impression the ‘whistleblower’ has a formal history in medicine 🤔
http://www.asianjunkie.com/2019/07/11/interview-an-inside-look-at-drugs-in-korea-from-a-former-drug-dealer/

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    Wow, really interesting!

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    I found this interview dubious at best. Who reaches out to someone saying, “hey I’m a drug dealer for these celebs, let me spill the beans about how its done”

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      Man, I was hoping to see your comment.😂 Thankfully, I’m not the only one who found it somewhat dubious but I’m always very cynical and doubtful.
      Since I’d just had my pharmacology exam, it felt very much like something written by someone in the medical world because of the lingo but it doesn’t match the background of the ‘whsitleblower’. I even had to google some drugs and I found it curious how their words matched the description from Wikipedia.
      It is very possible that it’s legit because the way the description of evading the Korean healthcare system is very plausible but… 👀… I still find the source dubious.

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        😂😂😂 glad to read this. Too many people seem to be ooohing-aaaahing over this interview.

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Finally had time to catch up on WWW. I’m on ep 9 and I’m totally in love with Scarlet! Her storyline is the highlight of the show for me. I love everything about this show except Bae Tae Mi’s romance with Park Morgan. I’m way more invested in Song Ga-Kyung and her dysfunctional relationship with her husband. He seems to care for her so I want more backstory and a twisted part of me is rooting for them. I especially loved her standing up to her mother-in-law.

Jang Ki-Young is good to look at. He’s sometimes distracting but his role, here, does nothing for me. I’m kinda bored of their relationship. I completely understand where BTM is coming from but it feels like they’ve been playing the ‘let’s date – no, let’s not date’ game for 8 episodes and it has exhausted me.
It also doesn’t help that I think Park Morgan deserves someone who’ll put in just as much energy as he is putting into the relationship. It just seems so one-sided. It’s always about her. She pulls and pushes.

I don’t agree with BTM on a lot of things but I still like her as a character because she’s somewhat different. I guess that’s why I like the show. I don’t necessarily like some of the characters and what they do, I just like how it’s a different narrative from what were used to. It has its flaws (they should really cut back on the ‘light-thingy’ they’re doing) and BTM and PM’s scenes feel like a different drama but still, I enjoy it. I enjoy the dynamic between all the other characters way too much.

On a side note: was that all to Lee Dong Wook’s cameo? Really? I was so excited to see him. I’d dropped Produce x 101 (that I only watched because of him and then continued because of him and the talented boys but still, he played a huge factor) because of exams. I want to see more!

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    I honestly think this hasn’t been a good role for Jang Ki-Young at all. I keep imagining other actors playing the Park Morgan part and doing something very different with it.

    It’s partially because of the writing – he has become a male pot plant where his only function in the drama is to start change in BTM’s character. But, I also think he plays him too bland, so it’s become all about the way he looks. And the direction and the lighting doesn’t help. (and neither does the fact that the guy who plays the actor is great, with one of those faces that make me smile when he smiles)

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      I am a little (a lot) behind on the show but I felt exactly as you did. Specially in scenes where PM talked and he had a singke shot he paled a lot in comparison to ISJ who emoted more even if she was silent. I really like JKY but he has a long way to go and the all the actresses are acing in their roles so it seems like he is underacting. Kind of reminds me of Go Kyung Po in Jealousy Incarnate. They both tried but the senior actors were way too good for them to pale in comparison.
      Plus I also feel like maybe his role is a spin on the potted plant theory. Just like the female lead is in all male centric shows, his role here is related entirely to the female lead deliberately.

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After 2 long months, I’m done with my exams… technically but still, I’m done. Now it’s on to sleep and after, what dramas should I start with? 🤔

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Beanies, I’ve fallen into the trap that is web dramas. They’re short, fast-paced and most importantly- short. I’m knee deep into exams so it’s what I really needed. Along the way, I found this gem and I feel like I should share it.

In the light of all the shit going on in the world especially in Korea, this was a project I’m sure a lot of women appreciated. I’ve never seen the Korean entertainment media blatantly claim to have feministic agendas. It’s 8mims long per episode so you can watch it during a break.

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    Loved Season 1 and Season 2! I hope tvN D Story does a Season 3 of It’s Okay To Be Sensitive!

    By the way, have you watched Dating Class? It is uploaded on the same YouTube channel and also a fun watch!

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    I liked season 1 better because the women could express themselves more and the men were less “typical big jerks” compared to season 2.

    It’s still good tho.

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    What exactly is the English title of this show?

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Just dropped in to say Sulli is the kinda of person I should Stan. My girl is finally going to cash on the unwarranted hate she’s been getting. It’s a show that writes itself!
While I know about Sulli and I know she’s been in projects, this my first time seeing her in something other than a scandal. I was never a fan of f(x) even though I like a lot of the members’ solo career. She seems like someone I could like.

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I’m honestly curious about the idea behind people going on hunger strikes or setting themselves ablaze as a form of protest. This was something I only encountered when I was introduced to dramas and I found it hard to understand. I still struggle with understanding how that could make a possible difference but it seems like it’s an actual way to protest in SK.
I don’t see that working in my country. You mostly likely went to protest because of whatever unfair treatment you’ve been receiving and you’re honestly hoping for a change. But it’s the same people who subjected you to the unfair or inhumane treatments you’re protesting to! They most definitely never gave a shit about your wellbeing and they most definitely won’t care now either.

It could be a way of getting the public’s attention too. In the dramaworld, the public hardly gives a shit either because it seems everyone else is too busy with their lives. Or they did give a shit but only for a short period of time because something else has gotten everyone’s attention. I just don’t understand why their means of protest is something that puts them at a disadvantage. You were already a victim of sorts. Why are you giving yourself a new way to suffer? Maybe it’s to convey how serious and determined they are.

The acting of setting yourself ablaze – that is one thing I’ll never understand. One has to be in a different state of mind to do that. The intense amount of pain that comes with that is insane. Not only do you get an incredibly violent death, your family suffers too. And as we all know, it will soon be swept under the rug and life will move on. So at the end of the day, nothing was gained and only you died tragically. And in the event you survive, your quality of life is incredibly diminished and your family now has to take care of you and the crippling debt that comes with medical service. I guess no one in a clear state of mind will be able to make that sort of decision. Maybe that’s the point. They felt like they were driven to the point where they had to make such a drastic decision. But…. being set ablaze is one of the most gruesome ways to go though. No one but you, your family and the bystanders is in pain. The people responsible won’t feel a thing!

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    I’m from Europe but hunger strike are pretty popular in here, weirdly enough latest one were among doctors and teachers. I think it’s to put gov.bodies on the spot like “Look what you make me do to myself” and it usually work in most cases. From what I remember there were cases of self immolation, mostly during 60 – 70 but in the early 2000’s there were quite a number of students in Czech Republic who choose to die that way.

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      There were Jan Palach and 2 more guys I think. There will be a movie about Jan Palach and he’s considered something like a national hero of Czechoslovakia. There are two things coming to mind when talking about sovietic occupation in 1968 – Ladislav Bielik’s photo Tank Man which was taken in Slovakia and Jan Palach as martyrdom of communism in Czechoslovakia.

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    Umm, It is not so uncommon in India or lets say its super common in India, our independence struggle from Britain was a lot about Hunger strikes, our fight against corruption is a lot of hunger strike, our fight to clean our rivers is hunger strikes (has not been much effective though), our fight to get doctors better paid is also hunger strike, and so on… even our fight to get university professor changed is hunger strike, even when we can’t eat food in our cafeteria because its so bad qualilty we go on hunger strike (this one must be most understandable).

    Self-immolation: That’s too hard for me to say and its a kind of mindset where maybe they feel that if can’t get what they want they should rather die because its depriving them of something extremely fundamental. I am no one to judge them but I have seen this a lot in my country, and no, its sometimes has the desired effect (many students did self-immolation in Hydrebad in India to get a new state of Telangana and they got it but it was also a lot of other protests and factors).

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WWW: SEARCH QUERY
I really, really like Scarlet! I‘m not sure I’d get along with her in real life but then again, I only have about 3 friends in total so, that means nothing. I don’t agree with her violence but I love everything else about her. Her loving makjang dramas sealed the deal for me. I don’t like makjang dramas but I like that she likes it!

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    Makjang dramas are kinda good for venting out. One can scream at makjang characters for their ridiculous decisions and no actual person is hurt. Hehe

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    I’m her except for the love of makjang dramas and martial arts skills. Which is good because I’d probably be behind bars if my rage finds a way to present itself. 😆

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    I love her too. We are given different aspects of her character – in and out of work.

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Okay, I love WWW premier episodes! It’s just one thing – except the excessive use of lightening (don’t know the appropriate terminology for it) – I don’t like or understand: why is Jang Ki Yong there? I like the actor but I don’t get his role yet. His character is coming across very flat especially since the other characters are already so layered.
I know we’re only two episodes in so it might be too early to judge. I just hope we get more insight into his character and he doesn’t end up a one dimensional character for the purpose of giving her a Ba Tae Min a love interest. I wouldn’t so much mind that either except it’s a waste of his talent. It’s just that, during the promotions, it seemed like he had a bigger role to play.

All in all, I’m looking forward to Bae Tae Min and ‘scarlet’ knocking heads. I just already love both characters. And Bae Tae Min’s official lackey – he’s cute. The whole ‘English name’ thing in Barro is hilarious! I couldn’t keep a straight face when they called each other ‘Scarlet’, ‘Brian’, ‘Alex’. It’s just so weird!

Once again, I crawl back into my hole to despair in exams.

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    Personally, it seems like the traditional power dynamics are reversed in WWW. Watching too many dramas and movies underutilizing women makes me think they might do the same thing with the men but with giving a few more spotlights.

    If everyone had the same importance, it would be the best.

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      I really hope writer gonna flesh out Mo gun so we can understand who he is as a character. Right now he feel like a blank sheet to me… the same with the other men in the other two woman life 🙂 I do not see why we can´t have an equal balance between the woman and the men in this drama.

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      I really want them to add more depth to their male characters. I want them to prove you can have layered characters regardless of gender. I normally never like dramas/movies with ‘feministic’ or ‘women empowerment’ themes (Hollywood) not because of the message but because it always feels like they’re trying to capitalize on what a large percentage of the internet world agrees on. You know how it’s the ‘thing’ to do to make fun of Donald Trump or when it was Justin Bieber’s turn… or even identity politics… it’s like they make it into a trend!
      Not that it’s a bad thing to capitalize but it’s always done in a fake way – almost like they don’t believe their message either but they want to sell it to us. Anyway, I digress.
      This doesn’t feel like that to me. I don’t see ‘strong’ women, I just see different ambitious women – you know, normal people you come across everywhere. So I wish they’ll treat their male characters with the same respect.

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        I agree with you. I misued the term ‘strong’ and should have chosen ‘ambitious’ to qualify them.

        If only women are put upfront, the problem will be the same about different treatment of male and female characters.

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    and i don’t understand why successful women means those hideous pantsuits..
    like women are trying to be men and drawing their strength from there..

    i like legally blonde.. that was perfect.. poodle and pink in a world of grey

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      It’s a matter of style, I guess. I don’t like the fashion they dress a lot of male (Ryan Gold 🙄😒) and female characters in. I don’t like bright colors and flashy patterns – especially Neon colors! But some people do like them though. I generally don’t even pay attention to the fashion unless it’s something that grabs my attention which usually means I found it hideous – again, Ryan Gold and the likes and an array of so MANY of our drama ‘candies’.

      But I didn’t notice anything in the drama bar Bae Taemi’s incredibly bright red suit at the end of the of the 2nd episode. That means I didn’t find anything hideous.

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        hmm.. ya they just look super ill fitted clothes.. women wear pant suits. but when you start dressing up every woman in your story in those clothes and the ones who don’t are “inferior”.. that’s just ..

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WWW: So happy Ye Soo-Jung ahjumma finally has a role where she’s not hopeless or crying or in poverty. It’s nice seeing her be a rich bitch!

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    She was a photographer playing cupid in Twelve Nights.

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