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Wait, it’s a new year already?
Wait, it’s half a week INTO the new year?
No one has ever accused me of timeliness. (Early, yes, late, sometimes, but precisely on time? That’s only for wizards)
Tonight is my first of 2020 to relax. So far this year has been filled with work, cooking, cleaning, the usual busyness that makes up the mundanity of my usual days.
Yet 2020 is already so different for me.
My work is at a new hospital, in a new city, in a new specialty. I’m still learning, and I’m lost half the time, but it’s interesting and scary and feels like I’m in school again except this time it’s real and someone help and… It’s a good thing orientation lasts so long for new specialties. I’m content with the work knowing I’ll be better at my profession afterwards.
After work today I drove to a Korean restaurant that had good reviews, and waited in the cold for my table for one, amidst the crowd of Saturday night get togethers. The food was delicious, the atmosphere low key, and I might definitely maybe have a new last shift of the week tradition. Someone has to be the fatigued contract worker eating tteokbokki in the background of the kdrama of life.
Right now, freshly showered, full of tteokbokki, wrapped up warmly with tea and a cat in my lap, my little apartment to myself seems horribly cozy.
Anyways, here’s to 2020, already ridiculously more full of peace than 2019 ever was.
@hotcocoagirl, is that you???
Yes, my name has gotten far too long ~
Good luck in your new job! I hope 2020 continues to be more peaceful than 2019 was 🙂
Glad to hear the new job is going well and tteokbokki sounds like the perfect way to end the week!
Ohhhhhh yaaaaaaaaaaaay.All the yay!
Y’all, we can make fun of Cinderella and the 4 Knights all day for this Makjang Candy mess, but I’m rewatching and the end of ep 2 has me sobbing like a baby. Park So Dammmmmm
Yes, I realize that my taste in dramas is trash. But it’s my taste, so I’ll just have to live with it ~
Also my sister is watching with me and she’s fighting so hard to make the case that the secretary dude is the most important knight of the four…
Right now he has umbrella holding, cooking, and covert video camera-ing going for him (what? Obviously he took the sneak videos of the three other knights for the chairman’s slideshow presentation to Park So Dam)
Well I watched it and I liked it. The end was satisfying for me.
Yes, I enjoy this drama ~ both the first time and now on this rewatch. I just recall that it didn’t get a whole lot of good reviews when it came out.
I’m crying watching Chocolate while I covet all the delicious food in the drama.
you and me both
Human-Cat-Beverage Being with trash taste sounds absolutely delightful to me!
Is it great? No. Did I care when I was watching it? No.
Oh my gosh Coco, the one thing I hate about this drama (well, that I remember two years after watching) is that the secretary didn’t get a satisfying ending for me. I want HIS story. Or maybe I just wanted…….well anyway, I’m team secretary is the bestest knight too.
Yup he was definitely the best knight.
I just looked him up. Where is he? Why hasn’t he done anything since?
I was trying to recall what I disliked about the finale, and I could only think of the crying designer getting a happy ending, and the birth secret fake out. I blocked the Secretary never reaching his potential from my memory ~ thanks for reminding me before I was disappointed again
Oooh yes, now that I think of it, that is the Mr Secretary I should have included in my Errand Boy Saga!
I like this drama and still listen to the OST. Who cares if it descended into Candy makjang. *shrugs*
HOW did we not remember him when giffing that epic?!
This is my go to drama for drunk gifs, (Jung Il Woo with finger hearts), and the OST is in my background music rotation.
Honestly, the best part of dramas when I came to them was the cheesy forget the rules of real life laugh and enjoy nature of them ~ it’s fun to just laugh and swoon and not think too deeply. And, somehow, part of it still gets you in the heart. Like Park So Dam and Jung Il Woo just trying to get by, and Secretary justifying the manipulative actions of the ceo who has been his main family for so long… sorry over analyzing again 🥰
I would have stuck with it but that seamstress/designer girl was dreadful, I felt so bad for Ahn Jae-hyun that he had to be partnered with that drip, blechy.
You can skip her scenes. She does nothing but pout all show.
This drama is objectively terrible, and I can’t say I loved it – but I will very likely re-watch it someday (sooner rather than later now, it seems). It’s a testament to how charming actors can make even the most derivative and trope-y drivel work. And how one bad cast member can bring scenes to a screeching halt (do I need to say who?). Plus the soundtrack was solid and it was mostly cute if you turned your brain off.
Also, Ahn Jae-hyun’s moping and pulling leaves “she loves me, she loves me not” shtick while Park So-dam was trying to reason with him is legit one of the funniest things he’s done and really endeared him to me after this drama.
Binge watching Personal Taste over the weekend, and I think *gasp* I’m starting to see the appeal of Lee Min Ho? Also my favorite Son Ye Jin character so far! I love their friendship ~
Like, he’s not a chaebol, he’s this workaholic who’s put love on the backburner, and seems like a cold neat freak (oh, writing this makes me realize why I relate to him).
She’s honest and just so eager to be loved, and I think I rooted for her from the beginning, when Chang Ryul called her a puppy ~ one of my worst memories is being called a puppy by the person I called my best friend, as the reason she didn’t want to hang out with me anymore. … I also didn’t make that connection until writing this.
Darn it show, I relate to both leads so much. I’m only on episode 7, so please please please keep it up to the end!
Also, if anyone wondered, for this reason I do get irrationally angry at being called a puppy. I’m a cat darn it. A CAT. Or a beverage. Whichever you prefer.
I agree. The reason I have always had a soft spot for LMH long before Faith, is Personal Taste. The whole show is just so down to earth and earnest.
^_^ it really is ~ I hadn’t seen it before, but it’s charming me ~
Unrelated but I also have a feeling he got plastic surgery after this show. I know that people change as they grow old but he did have some significant change that just doesn’t come with only ageing, after Personal Taste and in my opinion he last looked best here.
He might have. I don’t know. My soft spot for him doesn’t have anything to do with his looks.
My first Kdrama and my favourite “romantic scene” ever with Lee Min Ho running to buy pads for Son Ye Jin. He was a hero at this moment and that’s it.
The OTP kept me engaged in their relationship until the angst kicked towards the finale épisodes. Son Ye Jin captured my heart so easily even if her character’s drinking habits made me worry. I knew nothing about the drinking culture in Korea back then.
All the lead actors left a strong impression on me except LMH. I was even surprised to find out he was really popular haha It would be great to see him back to a more average character (well, just anything but a chaebol) because he doesn’t challenge enough as anactor imo.
I swooned at him making tea for her (I was struggling with my own cramps during that episode so it made me especially love him 😅)
Son Ye Jin is so sweet! The only other drama of hers I’ve seen is Something in the Rain, where she was mainly the cynical object of the male lead’s affections. I think a great deal of LMH’s appeal here is his chemistry with her ~ they play off each other better than any other otp I’ve seen in a while (maybe because the focus is friendship at first?)
I liked that scene too! Actually, him taking care of her when she had cramps. That would make anyone swoon 😀
I liked their relationship too! Like you said, they started as friends/roomates so they had time to get close as people before becoming lovers.
If you want to see more of Son Ye Jin, you should watch her movies. Classic (with Jo Seung Woo and Jo In Sung) is my favourite of her. You will fall for both her and JSW, maybe not JIS since it was in his early days.
You have never seen it till now? I’ll be honest this could possibly be one of my least favourite LMH dramas?
Just finished My Country, it inspired my first gif story in a while ~
Seon Ho drives fast yet lazily through modern day Seoul. He answers calls on his headset concerning local politics and corrupt businesses. He’s still trying to change the world by getting his hands dirty. He arrives at the isolated beach where Yeon was killed, and turns off his phone. Pouring out a drink, he looks up at the sky, imagining the kites they flew all those years ago, one turning into a parachute as he sips his soju.
He loosens the knife he has hidden in his suit when he realizes that there is a parachute, with a person attached to it. As it gets closer he can make out a North Korean military uniform. Closer and he sees the harshly cut hair, looking out of place above Hwi’s face.
Hwi lands with his usual dexterity, and with twisted smiles they acknowledge that, once again, they are on different sides of a war.
Flashback to the two waking up after their supposed deaths at the hands of the palace guards.
Flash to the end of the 19th century, as they fight in traditional clothes using swords against guns that just can’t seem to stop them.
Flash to the 1930s as they use their seeming immortality to save many in the resistance against the Japanese.
Flash to the 1950s where they are left on opposite of a war once more.
The Stabby Couple with Immortality Powers
Thank you for giving my Stabby OTP a happier ending.
But all your scenarios are still 💔 😢
Sorry, but just imagine their happy times through the years! An epic love crossing time and space, where they can really appreciate their moments together ^_^
In the present day, Seon Ho smirks, and helps Hwi to his feet. It was getting boring without him.
I needed this. Thank you!
OMG the ppl was right ~ maxim gold instant coffee is delicious ~ I made it the way Sunny taught HRH, using the wrapper to stir and licking it clean. 🥰☕️
Soooo my family consists of coffee snobs who drink the bean juice like water all day everyday so my non coffee drinking self has been joining them during the holiday weekend and adding more coffee fuel to my caffeine addled brain likely not the best plan but anyways
Coco’s Jazzed on Javaaaaaaaaaaa
Story continues: after posting the previous post I realized my brain was honestly too peppy and delirious for one cup of sugary instant coffee and yep. I’ve got a high fever.
Excuse me while I pace around my room mentally debating the similarities between His Royal Hotness and Prince Zuko from Avatar the Last Airbender
THEY ARE BRUISED SUNFLOWER CHILDREN WHO NEED LOVE
You and RH need to do some Maxim Gold commercials together.
I mean, I wouldn’t say no…
“ His Royal Hotness and Prince Zuko “
Wow. What an interesting combination your over caffeinated mind popped up!
I’m so happy seeing RH on the fan wall and it’s not posted by me. Hahahaha
Hehehe I thought you’d be please Katak ~
I am~ thank you coco 🌻. Hehehe
Sooo Arsenal Military Academy? I’m on episode 32, and I just really need Liengcham to reciprocate Yanzhen’s affections already okay
Also Shen Tingbai has my heart and my respect
Manting does too
And Ji Jin
And Heung Song
Throwback to that appreciation post @wishfultoki had for our amazing Ji Jin! http://www.dramabeans.com/members/wishfultoki/activity/923034/ We need more screen caps and gifs of him!!
And Yanzhen’s sister
And Xiang Jun
Gaaaaaaaaaasp!! Qiqi!!! I’m sorry bb girl. I know we haven’t talked about you, but we love you lots too!!! I loved that you fought so hard for your poem the first time I saw you. I love that you love Liangchen and admire him because he was your hero! I love that you are exactly like your amazing hot gege and that a Gu definitely runs in your blood. We love you Qiqi-bb! 😘😘
And Xie Xiang’s shipping parents
I love Xiang Xiang’s parents!!! Okay, okay I love anyone who loves Gu Yanzhen. But I love them extra because they grew to like him fast. Iffy at him at the beginning but they were a goner in no time. Just like me! 😁😆
Not to forget petty king Yanzhen himself
And his eyebrows
And his kissy face
So many things to love. This list will go on forever. 😘😉
I love this new title for him. ‘Petty King’. Lol.
Welcome gal to the spazz club. I love seeing new beanies start the show and going all gooey for Gu!!
“Gooey for Gu” should be our fanclub name/slogan
And Xie Xiang herself who takes no crap from anyone
And the way she looks for murder weapons when Yanzhen confesses
And her patriotic zeal that stops her from seeing the romantic interest male characters have in her
And her wig that amazingly no one notices (HOW, the theater troupe even styled it without noticing!)
And her ability to pass physical exams (love how the “how” of how she passed the first episode military exam was ignored)
And how she needs Yanzhen to lighten her life, just like he needs her to make him more serious (they balance each other!)
Pffffffffft. It’s totally okay. Even her parents didn’t notice her wig when she came home passed out (episode 17). Show, you do you.
And how she needs Yanzhen to lighten her life, just like he needs her to make him more serious (they balance each other!)
Oho! You are very close to episode 38! When you are done with that episode and when you get a moment, do read my long essay about it and how it’s one of the most memorable. http://www.dramabeans.com/members/13infamyss/activity/927081/
😉😉😉 I always have a thing with yin yang couples. Manting and Tingbai are too!
And Shen Junshan
Not the way he keeps getting romantic moments with Xie Xiang (my otp shipper heart is hurt each time he shows up instead of Yanzhen)
I’ve read somewhere that some viewers liked Junshan as the one being admitted to the hospital most often – another role reversal in the show.
But yes, Junshan is amazing minus his role in the love triangle lol. I kinda wish he had a forbidden romance with Xianrong! To see him be conflicted between love and patriotism!
But he had? It was just never said, but I thought that they had thing going on from the way before.
I honestly thought he only saw her as a friend. But thinking about it again, you could be right. They had a thing going on, but to me it was Xianrong who had her feelings more invested in what they had together than Junshan.
Or rather she was more expressive than Junshen 😉
Lol. He himself said he spent a lot of time in hospital that year.
There were definitely feelings on her part. It’s harder to tell about Junshan. I’m going with Ji Jin’s speculation that Xianrong was not just a friend. I remember she came to the academy one day and Junshan ran out to meet her. The guys were hanging out by the gate wondering what was going on between the two, the little gossips. 😂
I went back to ep 10 where he spent the night on the beach with Xianrong. I thought that was a beautiful scene.
If Junshan ever had feelings for her romantically, I don’t think it was too deep. Hmmmm maybe the romantic in me expected that they would be some sort of star crossed lovers, fighting against all odds. Lol But he let go Xianrong just like that because he couldn’t stomach the fact that she was in association with the ones who murdered his family’s factory workers. He, I guess, will never get over that.
I just really need Liengcham to reciprocate Yanzhen’s affections already okay
I had long for a plot where female leads do not chase boys….. Arsenal gave what I wanted….. I cheered when Xiang Xiang doesn’t make it easy for him but my heart……! Somewhere deep down something is screaming in me at Xiang Xiang to please notice him and give him some love 😭😭😭 drama you’re too much 😭 you give me what I want and I’m still not happy lol.
Hehe I love your love for this show! I’ve been busy irl so I’ve been vicariously squeeing through other’s fanwall posts ~ but my feelings couldn’t be kept back any longer 😘
Your feelings cannot be contained. It doesn’t matter what other people say or think, your feelings will not change. 😉
Good luck with real life! We’re here to spazz together when you can.
Beanies, I tried to move on from this craziness. Over the weekend I checked out a drama that was my comfort zone – light, fluff, romance show. While OTP was cute, the constant slap of PPLs in my face made me go bonkers. I paused. I took a breather. I said to myself I needed to get my fix. https://twitter.com/xDoubleEntendre/status/1198133509514092545?s=20 One search up on twitter, this came up, *sighed in relief*, I was happy again. And no I`m not watching that show again that I tried to get over Arsenal with.
Cocoa, good luck with real life stuff. Always remember to take a breather like I did. Or like @kudoran did http://www.dramabeans.com/members/kudoran/activity/926066/ Yanzhen is here to cheer you up! Hwaiting!
Thanks chingu! For all the support and your spazzing posts that make lurking so much fun ~
And the fact that Coco is watching this drama! \^O^/
I was wondering why you kept liking my posts and was about to ask. I’m so happy you’re enjoying it. 🙂
I’m in a busy life season and I told myself I was only allowed to lurk on DB… but then the Camellia finale and AMA happened and I couldn’t keep my fingers from typing 😅🤦🏻♀️
Thank you for your posts by the by ~ it’s been great having people to squee with, even while being silent hehe ~
Don’t think I didn’t notice your silent squeeing hehe. I’m glad you enjoyed my posts.
I was in ep 1 and FL passed the military exam without any explanation. I paused and decided to come back later. Then ML came up and was crazy rude to a singer and carried her away like a bag of potatoes. Was there any explanation that justifies that so maybe this can get a third chance? So many people like it.
The explanation is that the first episode is bad, and that the male lead indeed starts out as a spoiled jerk. Give it a few more episodes and if you don’t like it don’t continue.
Be warned, the drama has a degree of absurdity, so you just gotta roll with it. Overall it’s fun and has characters that grow and mature through their friendship and adventures they face together.
I had the same conflict. You’ll have to go past episode 3 or 4 to understand the show’s charm.. ahem. I couldn’t get past episode 1 and now I completed 20 plus episodes in 2 days and am near the end now.
Yay, welcome to the squad!!
I also binged about 20 episodes in 2 days *cough* I only slowed down because I didn’t want it to end .
Getting ready for SuperM concert ~ it’s a four hour drive so I’m packing lots of snacks and loading up playlists to get me pumped 🤗🤗
Here’s hoping it’s jopping y’all ~
Have fun! How exciting.
I’m curious as to who your most excited to see and if after the concert if someone else will have grabbed your attention.
So, I was most excited for Baekhyun and Kai ~ I’m an exo l at heart after all. But Tae Min had so much grace and dignity (weird to say for a kpop idol I know) that you couldn’t not watch him on stage, and Taeyong from NCT had this infectious energy that he quickly became a favorite, to my surprise since I’m not usually a fan of rappers. ^_^
I’ve heard a couple times that live Taemin is an amazing performer or as good as what you see in videos. Also, curious because I’ve heard people say they go to a concert liking everyone or maybe preferring someone and then leave with a different member, lol.
Have a great time!
LSG says his title from Hwayugi is the phrase he most recalls from that drama, and that he’s the most like Son O Gong of his characters 😻 gosh I need to pick Vagabond up again for him ~
This explains Dalgun’s immortality….he is Monkey King. Hahaha 😆
I’ve been saying this all along.
I love how he refers to Oh Gong as omnipotent ~ also a great adjective for Dalgeon’s endless abilities (remind me to hire a stunt man when I need protection)
Vagabond might be ridiculous, but I’m having fun watching him…I mean it, the drama…haha😂
See Sic Date
Date #2 ~ Coffee with Cocoa
@obsessedmuch @azzo1 @egads @leetennant @jenmole @mindy @bammsie @lugirl131415 @sicarius @coffeprince4eva @ndlessjoie @anothernicole @irishrah @korfan @yyishere @bbstl @hebang @katakwasabi @stpauligirl @msrabbit
Thank you ~
The bell rang as Coco entered the cafe. Good, she was the first one to arrive. She took her time deciding on a table that maximized comfort and lighting, with proper angles for her to watch the window without being obvious about it. She surveyed its the cafe, noticing only a couple other patrons absorbed in their phones, that the barista had their back turned, and swiftly swapped around chairs from different tables. With a well earned sigh of contentment she sank into her new armchair.
Time to wait.
Exactly at 10 am the bell jingled with a new customer. Coca tore one eye away from her novel, it was a tall handsome man, but not Sic.
She returned to her book. At 10:21 the bell rang again, this time heralding Sic, who sauntered in wearing her black, subtly sparkling tracksuit like a ballgown.
She flipped her pink sunglasses down with a lazy smile, then squealed, pretense at coolness gone.
“Oh, I’ve got to tell you what Bae did last week. Can you believe she set me up with someone already in a relationship? How is that supporting me as I get over Lord T?” Cocoa already knew the whole story, the mischievous maknae having vacillated between an honest set up for her unni and the tantalizing prank opportunity. She wasn’t going to tell Sic that. “But he called me queen, can you believe it? That soft boy was my fanboy!”
A customer tapped Sic on the shoulder.
1. That day when you learned it was SicAHrius was AHmazing
2. *blows kisses for not disclosing my secret*
She turned to him, frowning, she hated being interrupted, especially when crowing over a new member of her kingdom. Then her jaw dropped.
Cocoa tried to keep her cheering internal.
The man roughly put two drinks on their table. “You must have forgot these at the counter. The barista asked me to deliver them.” As Cocoa too brightly thanked him, Sic mumbled a “do I know you” (she was struggling not to drool over his perfectly chiseled jaw and obvious muscles, special forces, she was already deciding his backstory in her head).
The man suddenly scratched his head roughly and crossed his arms.
“Ahhh chincha I really can’t do this.” Facing Sic, he jabbed his thumb at Cocoa, “Your friend came up with this elaborate plan for us to meet naturally for a blind date. She really, really overthinks things.”
“My friend invited me here, but is nowhere in sight, and instead the girl he’s been showing me showing me pictures of is here with one of his coworkers?
Oh, and the barista just happens to ask em to deliver your drinks? What a load of bull, I see exactly what’s happenin…”
A chair loudly clattered as the Tall Man who had entered before Sic, since hidden in the tall armchair Cocoa had strategically placed in a shadowed alcove. He placed his arm around the second man, “Actually, the barista wasn’t part of the plan. I think they just like to mess with people.”
Cocoa glanced at the newspaper she knew Bae to be hiding behind.
TO BE CONTINUED
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Oh thank you for this @hotcocoagirl!
What a treat for a long Monday at work! And to see all those wonderful faces, smirks and smiles..
Well, it does make my heart flutter just a little bit…
Hehehe, my heart was fluttering looking for gifs…
The suspense! Who is he? And more importantly, how will the Queen react to being called “Sic”?
Next episode I plan to address the queendom issue
The Queendom ISSUE? Oh wait that’s right you have a PLAN hehehehe
Plan, oh, yes I have a plan…
Is queendom the issue here? Or just Sic? 😋
I am always the issue. We know this.
HOW DID YOU KNOW THAT WAS ME!?!?
*tries to escape*
Also, COCO THAT WAS SO GOOD!!!!!
I can’t wait for the next part~
I knew I shouldn’t have told you the name of the cafe…
I’m just wondering if I should be mad at y’all for pranking me with Ziggy but since I willingly entered into these shenanigans, and know I am at your mercy, well, it is to be expected.
Ooooh… I came for romance, but now it turns out to be a mystery as well? Will it also be a thriller? Can’t wait for next chapter! [put a bag of popcorn in the microwave]
Well, Monkey King just really nailed my character. I overcomplicate everything.
JUST WAIT FOR THE… no, I promised myself I wouldn’t add serial killers. For @sicarius sake
Maybe sic can be the serial killer. Oooohhhh… the plot thickens….
I was just about to say “good luck leaving out serial killers when the main character is canonically an assassin…”
Seriously how lucky is Sic?!?!
Cant wait to find out who will be my son in law! Girls @hotcocoagirl @lugirl131415 you guys are doing a fabulous job! Daebi Mama already approves!
NEW CHARACTER REN YOU WANT IN THE STORY???
Please put Ren in hahaha
She’s the Queen Mother.
Only if I dressed to the nines and know archery.
Obviously, Daebi Mama must appear to shoot the hearts of the readers ~
Archery is compulsory.
😲 Are you the mother in law who kimchi slap and splash water on me and pay me $$ to break up with sic?
Then.. are you my mother? 🤭🤣😋
No. Ren is MY mother haha.
I’m supposed to make a snarky comment here but really I screwed up when I commented that on your wall because there can’t be a mother in law yet if nobody is married.
So either a) Ren payed you, b) Lord T’s mother paid you or c) someone else payed you, my final husband perhaps his mother… But idk who that is yet so…. Keep looking for your kimchi slapper. Hwaiting… 😂
🤣🤣For some reasons, I am cracking up at “final husband”. What on earth is that? 😋
Well, let me know when your MIL identity is disclosed. I am eager to meet my secret birth mother!😉
Gotta kill the rest of them for money obviously… 😛
Well darling, I do not believe I am your mother in law – unless somehow you are married to Sic or Bea and I had no idea. My philosophy as a mother in law do not involve kimchi slap because you see I am all about girl power and I have some strong daughters to help my case- see @sicarius and @lugirl131415
However if you want me to kimchi slap my son, I am all for it. But of course he needs to do something bad – such as falling on an unsuspecting woman lips, or giving unsolicited piggy back rides.
No. I am definitely NOT married to your daughters. I think I will be dating Sic in the future when she got herself a mother on law who in turns will pay me $$ to break up with her. 🤭
Gosh, this sounds makjang already. All we need is a fish…..
The History of Melonia is indeed very Makjangy. *nods sagely*
“Ahhh chincha I really can’t do this.”
I shit you not I read this in his voice asddghjkl lmao!!!!
I have no idea what’s happening but LEAD ON SIR COCO.
AlTHOUGH I would just like to point out my jaw would NEVER drop. Maybe the eyes would widen a little that is all 😝😜😛
If there’s one thing I know, it’s LSG’s mannerisms… I searched forever for a gif of him doing the head scratch thing he does when confused or frustrated. The smexy stretching was as close as I could get.
I am not Sir Coco. If anything, I am the strange wanderer in the woods who knows far more than they should while pretending to know nothing.
Sorry Darling, As I’ve not seen your face I’m not sure whether you are more prone to jaw drops or wide eyes. 😉
Clearly hahaha You put in so much work; I am proud
Oh my apologies LEAD ON RANGER HEDGE WITCH COCO
kekeke You’re forgiven.
I accept the term Ranger Hedge Witch with humility and great deference to the drama gods who lead me in all things trope-y, and who have given us LSG’s face. And KYK’s. And…
They’re very kind occasionally. To give us such good faces.
Oooooh I am way too late to this but I want the next part already! *waits and decides to lurk more often*
“See Sic Date”
Sic had fallen down another rabbit hole, only this one wasn’t full of linguistic oddities or tales of baguettes. It was oh so very much worse, and she couldn’t look away.
There, on nearly every page, every post online, was the most explicit evidence that once again, her lover Ty was cheating on her.
She sighed deeply, gripping the letter opener beside her computer with crushing force. She shouldn’t be surprised, not anymore, he had never vowed fidelity to her. Lord Typo, as she affectionately called him, was never one she could control.
She used to love that about him.
Maybe it was time to move on. She had never expected to have the all consuming passion that Mindy had with her celebrity husband, but maybe, just maybe, if she opened hereself up to it, she could find someone who was just meant for her.
Maybe a Typo Free Life was attainable.
(Yes, Typo will be played by problematic kdrama leads, you’re welcome)
Wonderful. Brilliant! Love it. Encore!
Oh I think I am going to enjoy this IMMENSELY
(good. it’s WHAT HE DESERVES)
Meanwhile, Cocoa choked on her tea. “You want me to what?”
“Help me matchmake for Sic and start a war!” Bae bounced in her seat, puppy dog eyes at full power. Bae was chaos, sweet, adorable chaos.
Cocoa sipped her tea thoughtfully, she did love matchmaking.
“Putting aside Sic’s already committed relationship to Typo,” Bae waved that aside, “who is on your list of candidates?”
“I already have a date lined up for her this Thursday! And he is so perfect for her!”
Cocoa smiled into her tea, “We are going to need more help. Not only do we need to find Sic a soulmate, we have to help her get over Typo, and get her to ACCEPT the new soulmate.” It wouldn’t be easy, nothing every was with Sic’s powers of overthinking. Cocoa’s smile widened to match the still bouncing Bae’s. This was going to be fun.
Nothing is easy with me in general, yes, I know.
Okay Beanies! We are going to be doing a round robin story matchmaking Sic with one of her oppas ~ each episode going forward will be a date with a different oppa (I’ll include her bias list below as quoted from discord). If you want to write one of her dates, or give ideas for the story, or be a character, or be tagged to not miss the crazy, just comment below!
Bae will be writing her first date (for sic) this week, so stay tuned!
Sic’s Verbatim List:
“so so far the list is
Seo Ye Ji
Kim Kyung Nam
Wookie (but only healer Wookie)
… Jingoo and KDY are both 97 line, they’re out
I feel like there’s more but I ‘m trying to think of people I actually want to fangirl over and not just passing flames in the night”
@obsessedmuch @azzo1 @egads @leetennant @jenmole @mindy @bammsie @lugirl131415
*rubs hands gleefully*
THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT!
I FORGOT TO TAG @sicarius
Yes you might want to tag Sic to let her in on the fun right?
Yes yes, she should know how her love life progresses 😘
YOU FORGOT TO TAG ME? YOU KNOW THE HAPLESS VICTIM IN ALL THIS. UH, THANKS
There, there, Sic, *pats your back slowly*
@hotcocoagirl didn’t forget you – she was just waiting until there was enough fun stuff for you to join right in.
It was a measured pause…
I have come to terms with it @stpauligurl.
I’ve decided to just sit back on my pink flamingo floaty, with a cocktail, popcorn and chips, and enjoy the show.
I have memory issues. From ahem, back in my Candy days? Sure, let’s go with that.
Also don’t think I won’t include the flamingo floaty in one of your dates. *cackles*
I would expect NOTHING less Coco. Don’t forget my awesome collection of shades!!!!! Especially the pink ones!
AND I FORGOT TO TAG @coffeprince4eva
“Wookie (but only healer Wookie)”
THIS IS THE TRUEST THING EVER <3
also i am SO HERE for this. *gets popcorn, settles in*
I’m thinking, since the queen had me executed a few weeks ago, Melting Wookie might become a thing.
I’m so sorry I missed your execution! What was your crime?
Didn’t I bring you back on good behaviour? Or did I forget to end your probation?
There’ve been so many that I don’t remember.
Well, I mean, who’s fault is that mugyuljoie…
(on a serious note I have, btw, completely forgotten what I executed you temporarily for… it was when hdll was airing wasn’t it?)
Do I get to read the Tome that is the Crimes of Mug?
Yeah only if I remember them LT… lmao
You would… careful though. I have agreed to this matchmaking, but I’m still Queen…
It always makes me think of a recipe for “Wookie Cookies” i saw years ago (Wookie as in Chewbacca, and then I just picture Healer as cookie)
Me me me!
Yeon Woo Jin is also a respectable candidate.
Obviously. You have seen him in linen shirts. A perfectly, ahem, respectable candidate.
Yes especially that dark blue one that sets off his skin, with two buttons undone… I mean what…
I’m going to be that cliché unhelpful bishy friend I always hate who locks her in a room with KYK & SYJ… After a shower ofc…. After stealing their clothes 😈 😉
I still think a threesome with KYK & Seo Ye Ji is the best way forward.
I like how my real love life is so non existent we have to fabricate one for me…
Sic, how do you cope with so many oppas? It’s a harem of abs, omg.
Hey you’re at least getting a fabricated one with lots of effort
*looks around in the void*
Do you want me to tell the Royal Matchmaking Society to do you next? lol
But I haven’t really fallen for anybody acting wise like you have…. I can’t trap them in a loveless contract marriage.😟🥺🤭
LMAO it doesn’t have to be acting wise hahahaha
(also the whole harem thing is a joke: I don’t collect oppas)
I can’t commit, I’m polyamorous… I’ll have to trouble you with all the matchmaking.
So, I might have watched all four episodes out of Vagabond today. Maybe. Current theories are in the comments to avoid spoilers ~
The tattoos must mean something ~ from the scarface bad guy’s containing his tracker(?) to LSG’s “God of War.” I’m wondering if blonde LSG was part of a gang or something before he took in Hoon, that’s why he suddenly was looking for a real job to support them and settled on stunt man since he was already involved in fighting. Episode 4 made me really feel that there is more to his past than we have seen so far.
I heard someone theorize that perhaps SSR’s partner that died 7 years ago was Hoon’s father and LSG’s brother, which would explain why LSG wasn’t involved in Hoon’s life until his hyung died. I’m also curious as to Hoon’s mother, but maybe that will be a dead end (as in plot point, but they do casually kill people a lot in this show)
I only thought LSG was part of a mob before he decided to change his career path. I never thought he has a bigger hidden past 😆. Maybe he’s the real secret agent? Hehe
I totally think he’s the real NIS agent. A “mere” stuntman can’t pull all the actions he’s been performing so far. 😉
He reminds me of Jackie Chan in ‘The Foreigner’. That was a good action movie.
Oooh… and he is an ex-special ops, so the competence makes sense in that movie. I don’t know why they don’t just make Cha Dal Goon the agent instead.
Ooh, Ms. Rabbit, I like the way you think. It’s not just the action moves, but his quick thinking and instincts so far that would make sense for him to be a sleeper agent of sorts. It seems like any real NIS people might have had to go underground judging by the conversation SSR had at the bar with the other director.
Katak, I have a secret soft spot for kung fu movies like “The Foreigner”, which you just made me want to watch again ~
@hotcocoagirl SSR also shared this during the presscon.
Seems like it is possible to have many sleeper agents in the drama and I don’t know who to trust in the NIS team. Hahahaha!
It would make sense if he at least has a past in the military, special ops or the NIS or something (ya know a la real life LSG lmao), especially if the timeline leads to him being a sniper for something in North Africa in 7 years…
Well… Keanu Reeves and Jackie Chan I would not actually want to piss off in real life…
The assassin Lily might be my favorite character so far, she’s murderous but doesn’t suffer fools, and enjoys the shirtless sight of LSG just like the rest of us ~
Suzy’s character is a little exasperating, she’s intelligent but keeps acting like an airhead ~ maybe that makes her a more complex character, but at this point she really should know better than to let LSG’s character run off by himself, he’s the main informant for so many attacks and incidents already.
I think they’re kinda going for the ditzy-but-not-actually–that-stupid rookie agent approach for Suzy. Like she’s not stupid or incompetent, but she’s still a bit green.
Final Makjang Monday ~ Snippets Because I can’t just choose one (and Because @strawberry inspired me with her story)
Buckle in Beanies, it’s story time!
In the beginning (as in the day she was born), they tried to kidnap Cocoa (as in me). My mum was very tired that day (obviously), but the nurse taking care of her insisted that they rearrange the furniture in the hospital room after my dad left with my hungry unnis and oppas for food. (I also mark this as the moment when I became obsessed with ice cream cake, which they went out to buy, but I digress).
The nurse said the room arrangement was precautionary, as there had been reports of someone trying to get onto the new baby ward (fresh babies are hot commodities apparently). Later, Mom awoke to a different nurse in the room, who has just squeezed between the bed and the wall to get to the crib where Cocoa lay sleeping obliviously (setting up a precedent for the rest of my life). Groggily Mom asks the new nurse, who is gently trying to take sleeping Cocoa from the crib, what she needs, and the woman instantly becomes defensive, fiddling with the IV pole which Mom notices is not hooked up to anything (but her pain addled brain just registers it as “huh, weird nurse”). She notices that the new nurse is wearing a different uniform, but also just shrugs it off (I should stop wondering where I get my nonchalance from). The weird nurse books it from the room, rattling the bed as she quickly squeezes back out through the space between the bed and wall.
A few minutes later the original nurse checks on Mom, who is by this point TIRED of the weird nurse shenanigans, and asks why she needs checked on AGAIN when she’s trying to sleep (she just had a baby for goodness’ sake). The nurse instantly turns on the alert, asking what the other nurse looks like, what she wore, twenty questioning my (again) exhausted mother.
Turns out the other nurse was wearing a uniform from a costume store nearby, and that day she had finally managed to sneak onto the new baby unit, and nearly got away with it (it being Cocoa, being me).
Anyways, (and most importantly) my dad and older siblings appeared later with ice cream cake,
PS No I was not allowed to eat the cake. And yes, I do hope that poor woman trying to steal babies got some help. Babies really don’t solve any problems.
Your mom woke up at the right time otherwise it’s a switched (rather taken/kidnapped) at birth scenario.
Now, if you are a baby born into my family, someone (my mother) always makes sure you have had a taste of chocolate, or ice cream, or both, before leaving the hospital. Note: this is the same woman who got my one year old hooked on coffee. Let me tell you, weaning a toddler off a caffeine addiction…..well, that’s fun.
Also, I’m really glad you weren’t kidnapped. Especially by someone who didn’t even bother to find real scrubs.
it’s honey in warm water for my family.
I don’t understand the reasons though….
My family just likes chocolate. There’s no religious or cultural reason, just an addiction to sugar.
Definitely nothing religious.
Gotta ask my grandma if it’s a cultural thing or she just invented it out of her love for food 🤔
Let’s not talk about Australian families and vegemite…
They do that to BABIES?
Dissolve vegemite in warm water and put it in the bottle
Lemons are what we give babies. My oldest sister started the habit because she thought the puckered “it’s too sour” face was too hilarious on infants.
I always think that an alternate universe Cocoa would be one who had been successfully kidnapped and raised in rural Texas (where we had been living only long enough for me to call it my birthplace)
That is terrifying! Glad you were safe!
the attempted kidnapping or vegemite in warm water? heeee…
Haha, thanks! This story has many variations, mainly because my brothers liked to tell me my mom fought the kidnapper, or, (their favorite), the kidnapper had actually succeeded but decided to give me back because she had looked st my face ^_^ heh
She might’ve been looking for a baby to sell You would’ve been raised by a rich chaebol family but you wouldn’t have found Dramabeans because you’d be too busy shopping, planning parties and ordering your minions around. I’m so happy you’re here!
Maybe I would’ve become Verrrrrronica Pahrk!
Oppa has CANCER! WHAT CAN BE MORE MAKJANG!
I found out in the past two years that my oppa had cancer when we were children. How did I not know this? See origin story for my obliviousness from, well, birth.
I always thought V oppa (his name starts with a V, nothing to do with BTS, though he is a good looking musician), was the best of my oppas. He was funny, always ready with a joke or a waggle of his eyebrows, athletic, he was a skater boy, and could do flips over picnic tables, musical, I can still sing the song about pie he made up for me one day on his guitar (he can play almost any instrument by the by, not to brag, my oppa is the best).
He was the best looking too, a prince version of Snow White if you will. Skin as pale as snow, hair a black shaggy ebony. Long eyelashes, black eyes, and a fineness, a fragility, a preciousness to him, a fire that flared brightly (yet like many bright flames easily put out).
I recall him being sick, of course. His waves of hair spread out black against a white hospital pillow. His inability to eat for so very long. When I found out about his cancer recently, suddenly so many things in my memories made sense. My intimate knowledge of children’s hospital play areas, my hatred of Sprite that lasted years (sprite in little paper medicine cups was the drink of choice as Mom got the cups from a nurse so she could have us kids share a bottle of the noncaffeinated soda during those long hours in the waiting rooms).
My oppa survived, but that sickness changed him. He became the bad boy with a tragic past in a school drama. He was kicked out of school minimum of three times, was chased by girlfriends’ fathers in the middle of the night, broke an arm here, knocked his teeth out there. Was a master of snark. Came home like a skunk kite at 3 am (I can still vividly remember peeking from the stairs as he actually physically drop kicked our oppa who was trying to restrain him one night). Finally dropped out of school and disappeared from the country.
Oppa was a firework that burned so bright because he was convinced he was burning out. He didn’t though, because he is and always will be one of the best oppas. Even at his worst points he would randomly show up to take care of us younger kids (he is eight years older than me), and make frozen dinners the most fantastic meal ever. He taught us drinking games with bottles of soda, introduced us to anime, never left the house without a guitar.
It took untimely deaths of others, his friends and fellow bright stars, to make him finally run away, this time to another city where he got competitive with his girlfriend at the time. But this time productively, a competition of who could get a university degree first. He lost the race, but still won a graphics degree. He is a software engineer now who gets to travel to different countries regularly for work, he’s a foodie, a devoted cat dad, the bass player in a weird punk techno band in New York City.
He’s my oppa, and he’s worked so hard. Even if his life is a makjang.
His life is a makjang but he’s had tremendous growth. He will be a much better male lead than most existing ML’s in dramas. Hope he is in good health and condition now.
That’s very true! My oppa has been through a lot, and is a more thoughtful person on the other end. Now if only he could get his kdrama worthy temper under control… 😉
Is your oppa looking for quiet nerd who just likes to knit, hang out with her dog, and travel? Because I would not be adverse to a son-in-law in a punk band.
Gosh, I wish you were talking about a son like that because I would personally love to take you up on that offer. A dog owning, knitting, traveling nerd? Swoon. Alas that I am a straight female.
Sadly, the oppa in this story has been with his current partner for going on six years, they have two cats together and are on each other’s insurance policies (I don’t know why, but putting someone on your insurance seems almost as formal as marrying someone).
Pffft. I know married couples who haven’t mingled their insurance.
Also, I’m happy for them. Kind of. Maybe.
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In the end, I’m so long winded I only had time to write two stories (snippets are hard to attain when you are as verbose as me).
I should be able to predict this. I’ve fallen for the goofy best friend character once again. Why is he both the funniest and most practical i the whole show?? #unrequitedlove #mingrue
Early Makjang Monday (because I work tomorrow)
Family lore has it that my great grandfather immigrated to the US from Germany to escape a murder charge. On the boat over he met my great grandmother, and they proceeded to have twelve children, eleven of which were daughters.
He was a violent drunk, and a not very successful farmer.
My grandmother was the second (or third?) eldest, and worked through highschool in order to provide food, clothes, and schooling for the younger children.
My grandfather dated her older sister in highschool, before meeting her and deciding she was the better sister (my grandmother was known for her intelligence and loyalty, my great aunt for her, ahem, infamous number of “rolls in the hay”).
My grandmother worked to put my grandfather through university, the first in their small town to go. They had a deal that he would do the same after getting his degree. Too bad he got her pregnant during his last term (my mother thinks it was intentional so that he could be better than her with his higher education).
They still managed to own a gas station, a nursing home, and various other properties that made them the prosperous couple in that small town. My grandfather also worked as a school teacher, while my grandmother managed all the paperwork.
My grandfather however had many affairs, with both employees at their businesses and students. It even turned out he had a hidden second family with a previous secretary. My mom tells the story of my grandmother getting suspicious and following her husband to his lover’s house (that he had paid for from a secret account). After my grandparents dramatically split up, my grandfather’s house became known as the den of iniquity in that small town, where one could procure drugs, sex, or alcohol at any time.
My grandmother died suddenly of a heart attack when she was still young. It was widely known that, despite the public shame of the divorce (which back in the 1970s put all the blame on the wife), and his awful treatment of her (he still came to her when he needed money up until the day she died), she loved him and only him until her last breath.
The daughter of a murderer, the devoted wife of an abuser. I never met my grandmother, she died too early for that, but she was famous for her humor, her crafting, her love of soap operas, her loyal heart, and the sparkle that never left her eyes. If ever there was a tragic heroine of a makjang, it would be her.
Super Makjang Monday. She sounds like she was a force to be reckoned with and I’m sad she didn’t live long enough to accumulate all the businesses in town.
I think I should say “what a strong, powerful woman” rather than “men suck” and so I will. Really, the things women have come through with a smile on their face and a twinkle in their eye is extraordinary.
Wow. I’m in awe of the strength I see in these stories. It’s a testament to you to come from such a grandmother. I hope you meet her someday in the afterlife.
Somebody else I know has a sparkle in her eyes, loves crafting, and watches a different sort of soap opera. I think your grandma would like you, but you won’t have the tragic makjang story, and I’m sure this would please her a great deal.
If I could time travel, I think I would go back and deal with the men who make women’s lives so difficult.
The women folk always come through don’t they? Amazing!
I might delete this later, because, however makjang a story this is, it’s still a true story.
It’s Monday here, btw. You’ re not early for me.
Perks of living in the future and but that also means Monday comes sooner. Far out!
Monday’s also over quicker and I am about to leave work early even!
Makjang Mondays: My Life as a Medical Makjang
AKA Reasons My Coworkers Can Never Find Me on DB
Warning: a compilation of all my complaints this past year and a half of work. So it’s long. Sorry.
Episode one introduces the fresh out of school protagonist, a nurse just moved back South from a big city in the North. It’s been years since she lived at home, and she feels like a failure, returning with a degree in a career she began to hate while in school.
Her first day on the job she accidentally insults a coworker, as every drama protagonist does, and the prejudice against her as a Northerner (picture a Seoulite moving to Jeju) coalesces into active dislike, despite her protests that she grew up in the town.
The bullying gets worse in the next several episodes, the nurses her age refusing to acknowledge her when she talks, the older ones looking askance at her lack of accent and awkward conversation topics. She is easily made a scapegoat in those first few months, only able to hide and cry when someone yells at her once again.
She tries to befriend some of the secretaries and aides, only for it to backfire as they find our heroine a buzzkill on their night out drinking (what can she say, she does think it dangerous to down beer like water before an hour drive home). She’s not invited out again.
Like all Candy’s, she is a single and singularly inexperienced twenty something when it comes to romantic love. And, like so many of those too sweet Candies, when the social work life is all talk of sex and alcohol, sharing pictures of the latest thirst trap met on dating apps, she has nothing to contribute, and hits up the library instead after her shift (and after getting obligatory PPL Taco Bell (hey it’s my story and I never eat at Subway or Pizza Hut).
There is an awkward episode in the middle when the constantly peppy, constantly oversharing manager corners her while she works to ask for spiritual advice. Huh, I guess our heroine really is a Fanny Price character.
There’s turmoil at episode eight, not because of a kiss, but because of the large hospital downtown closing. Enter new characters as doctors, nurses, and aides transfer over, trying to hold onto their jobs (there is a running social commentary about the for profit nature of this healthcare system, that burns through both staff and facilities, both emotionally and physically). There’s a lot of bitterness over the closure, with the current staff at odds with the new staff, despite the definite experience the cynical newbies bring.
The peppy manager, still in the middle of her life crisis, transfers away to a different department, and is replaced by a punk country nurse who is constantly tired because, surprise, cancer. (Punk country is what I like to call pink hair, gauged ears, and a redneck accent thicker than the smoke of a bonfire).
The secretary who was once hoped to be a friend now also bullies our heroine, ignoring her and loudly talking about socially “inexperienced” who think they are better than others. There is an entire episode revolving around the incident of the protagonist requesting that staff not discuss their communicable diseases in the hallways outside patient rooms, only to receive a series of angry text messages from the secretary denouncing her for her insensitivity and narcissism. This same secretary then merely continues on with graphic sex stories while grieving families stand close by the desk, even going so far to flirt loudly on the hospital landline with her crush in another department, because it’s not her personal cell so she can’t be punished for it.
Our heroine buys the Kubler Ross book on grief and death to try to become better at dealing with people in crisis. (Oh Lord I’m starting to hate this protagonist myself, such a goody two shoes)
During this time our lead is befriended by the leader of the girls who originally bullied her, that clique currently fighting amongst themselves, during a late night junk food run (picture obligatory PPL as they sit outside of Taco Bell, looking at the sky and giving character exposition). They talk of their hopes and dreams, the bully saying that her dream really is to be a mother, regardless of what else, she wants a baby of her own. The same woman is busy flirting with one of the new young doctors, and wants our protagonist on her side, disappointing our lead who had found the doctor’s sincerity and kindness refreshing, until she saw him eyeing the, ahem, assets of the often unkind woman.
The fight between the clique, by the by, reaches the point where administration is involved to decree that they are not allowed to work together anymore. Too bad the ward is too short staffed to actually follow that decree.
The secretary attempts suicide in the parking lot (while walking with a group of people she lays down in front of a car because she wasn’t invited to join the clique at a waterpark), and quits soon afterwards, loudly asserting only heartless people can work in healthcare.
Oooh, before I end that plotline, I just want to mention this secretary’s crush’s racist comments towards the heroine that had her debate calling HR on him, only to decide it wasn’t worth it with people like him.
At this point in the story, let’s call it episodes 10-13, the heroine finds her PPL Taco Bell runs joined by various other characters who use it as a chance to give exposition and badmouth each other. Our girl keeps her mouth full and wonders idly why she bothers socializing (I guess she really isn’t as kind as Candies usually are), and supposes she shouldn’t be surprised when one of them tells her rumors that the other had spread about her.
The leader of the bullies has decided that the heroine is once more her enemy, as they both are up for the same promotion. One of the managers goes into seizures while at work, another leaves after sending a very public email to all the administration and medical doctors, and the relief manager is hit by a Truck of Doom. The post of manager is now open.
Things are also heating up between the bully nurse and her naive doctor, sneaking around in break rooms and the like, until one of her “on the side” one night stands declares himself her “SNS official” boyfriend. The doc didn’t know she was still seeing other people, and promptly switches to night shift to nurse (hehe) his broken heart.
I blinked really hard and in disbelief at the “secretary attempts suicide in the parking lot.” Is this for real? Like, this really happened and you’re not just writing a great fiction?
Yes, everything here happened. I even left out some stuff, like the woman who was hastily transferred away for flirting with the wrong person.
Shoot! I forgot all about the mystery of the break room thief! They got away with hundreds of dollars…
a real Truck of Doom????????
Episode 14 sees our girl working as manager,
struggling with the outright animosity of some of the staff. Now she gets in trouble for not reining in the clique, who have devolved into “jokingly” telling sexual, emotional, and health information about the others at the nurses station as a means of backstabbing.
Episode 16 ends this nightmare of a melo with our lead interviewing for a job in a different city, telling them that she appreciates the myriad experiences of her current position but is ready to move on. She smiles at the interviewer as she expresses gratitude to her coworkers for teaching her so very much.
Later, back at her job she is shunned again since the clique has made up, but now she merely raises her eyebrows and asks after their patients, which usually sends them scattering. Busy trying to decide how to break it to her boss that she too is quitting, she hears loud voices trying to whisper down the hallway about a staff pregnancy, where no one knows who the father is.
“Really,” is all she can think, “what kind of makjang is this?”
I hope your new job is full of well adjusted boring people who just want to do their job well, drink tea, discuss mystery novels, and become addicted to kdrama because they want to be as cool as Coco.
Or at the very least, are only a fraction as makjang as this nest of nasty is.
I shall pray to the drama gods for this! Boring people! Please!
Whoever would’ve thought nurses could be such horrible people wow. Why weren’t more people fired!?! :O
Glad you’re moving on
And I just recalled I forgot all about the person who is stealing money from people’s bags in the break room! They got away with like $300-$500, only like $20 of which was from me (they rifled through my belongings when I accidentally left my locker unlocked while in the bathroom, then threw my wallet with all the cards in it in the public bathroom after taking the cash)
The Hospital From Hell. Would make an awful but good tv show
No wonder you kept asking for uplifting Gifs this year! I am sorry you’ve had such a hard time and hope your next adventure is full of nice, boring people.
I also worked at a medical office once upon a time. Seriously. What is it with healthcare staff and gossip? The cliques and backstabbing you described were also there. But I was Jang Geu Rae so they only rarely spoke to me, and I’d avoid their coffee room breaks on purpose.
Yes, I really struggled to stay calm this year… Beanie’s never fail to cheer me up with gifs though!
I’m not sure honestly what it is about gossip. At first when I started complaining my mom would tell me every office is like this, I just need to get used to the working world. But now she is helping me move to a different city because she knows how bad it’s been for me here.
Whoa, that’s some daily drama! Better than General Hospital. Too bad there was no love line for our heroine, but maybe this was just her backstory for some fabulous new rom-com! Congratulations on the new job. I only knew some of this, and you’re right for moving on!
I’ve decided I prefer to keep the drama on my screen, hehe.
i think our heroine needs a time skip. Several years of just working and being boring then she’ll be ready for the next drama plot line.
Holy moly, some of the jobs I’ve worked had bad co-workers, but never that terrible! I wouldn’t have lasted a week in that place. Hoping your new job has lots of nice people and maybe some Park Shin Hye fans!
Hehe, I hope so too! I don’t start for two months (meaning I still have two months at this place…) but there is light at the end of the tunnel!
Goodness what an unhealthy environment to work for! How did you manage to do this for 16 episodes is beyond me!! I hope your new workplace treats you with respect and you get to meet nice people and make true friends. And also keep HR in your speed dial.
Hehe, thanks Ren! I wanted this drama to just be a short 12 episode show but then the heroine got promoted and stayed for resume purposes…
That’s a level of crazy makjang that makes me happy that you’ve found a new position. I second @egads in wishing that the new place is filled with boring, well read, hard working characters. The only makjang should be the occasional patient family drama.
*fervently prays to the drama gods for this specific happening*
yours was the dictionary definition of “toxic workplace”. Glad you found another job !
I’m so glad you’re leaving that makjang mess behind! Seconding egads in hoping your coworkers are lovely, boring people who handle the stress of work with books, tea, and comradarie.
Wow! That was really hell! I would have broken a few bones on my way out because they deserved it so much! I am glad that you are moving to a new job and I really wish you will have meet lot nicer people who are sensitive and cool and talk about books!
Yes, I did write myself as a protagonist of a medical drama, and yes, I did cast Park Shin Hye to play me. What can I say, she has great hair.
I’m so glad you quit. Those people don’t even deserve to be in your amazing and goddess-level presence. Not to mention, your fabulous hair and amazing outfits.
To be fair, I have to wear a uniform at work, so they were never blessed with my great style ~ 😉
Then I’ve decided that your co-workers are also blind. If they couldn’t be blessed by your style, your amazing personality must of been shining through the uniforms HOW COULD THEY NOT SEE THAT!?!!!
You also have great hair, so it is on point casting.
Woah Coco! That was a lot of tea that I had to get a real drink to read along! Just reading it gave me stress because I can barely handle my own family problems that I wouldn’t know how to handle your coworkers. Glad you found another place! Hopefully you find someone to hang out with:)
Makjang are all about spilling the tea hehe ~ I didn’t realize until I started writing it out how makjang the whole thing has honestly been…
Wow Coco, your workplace sounds horrible. I’m so glad you’re leaving – the new place can only be better than this.
Here’s hoping! I know it can be worse, but it has other pluses to it that hopefully will keep me going for the time I’m there. 😅
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Wow Coco what a story 😱
Anyway congrats , fighting and good luck
We should’ve send the assassinations squad to break some necks/bones 😉😉
Beanies, today is going to be a mehjekdgh sort of day. Any fits to send to give color would be appreciated ^_^
*gifs not fits yeesh autocorrect hates me today
Whatever you’re doing, remember to make a grand entrance.
It was at least a memorable entrance, they had forgotten to unlock the office front door so I stood there knocking for ten minutes.
I hope you held up your skirt (scrubs?) just so, and had a man walking a few paces behind you holding your bag. I know you had a good should swagger going.
(I also hope the blerghy part of your day went well, and was productive)
I had neither skirt nor scrubs, but I did have high heels for once. And when I wear those the swagger cannot be contained.
When you finally were allowed in, I hope you strutted in like:
I like to think I have good hair, then I see gifs like these and know I will never surpass oppa
It’s a good thing I don’t have some silly rule that my hair has to be better than my partner’s. 😉
Does your husband have good hair? Gah that makes me jealous. Good hair and sincere smiles are the most attractive parts of a man to me…
He does! Although it was all shaved when I met him (military) and his head isn’t that attractive, so I prefer him with hair! He’s grown it out in the last 3-4 years to chin almost shoulder length. Gong-Yoo, admittedly, has better hair than the both of us!
we’re if you need us <3
YES thank you I feel supported!
Sorry, I can’t send an inspirational gif but thank you for the kitty, and 🌻🌻🌻