Beanie level: Errand boy

This Beanie is 24!

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Assessment of Chocolate Ep1: a bit over-the-top melo. As in, yes it\’s sad, but sooo many sad things at once? and so unlikely? And some lines don\’t feel organic. It\’s the script. But the OST was killer, and both our leadsโ€™ acting was great.

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    I didn’t mind it as I was expecting tears ( I knew I should not have gotten attached to Min seong) but I will say this, I am already sick of Cha young’s brother and it is only 2 episodes. I wish she would have tossed him in the ocean, got on her bike and moved on.

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      He’s super annoying. Is this supposed to be the humor that lightens it up? I hope they tone him down and find him a job.

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        Yea totally not into him… But the male lead’s family.. Grrr.. 🤬🤬🤬.. How can they be Doctors with no shred of compassion between them is beyond me

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          I’ve met healthcare professionals without compassion like that. It’s sad. But It’s a defence mechanism as well. (well not in the family’s case).

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            see i get staying objectively clear from a professional stand point…but the level of inhuman behaviour they have shown….like having wine when a child is crying for his mom…like wtf??…also the way they were saying having their son treat the actor patient,,, unless the patient is about to die then someone else can do it..like did they take the oath or not???

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            That’s why i called this drama over-the-top. And I like over-the-top when the drama acknowledges it (example Graceful Family, The Last Empress). But this show is supposed to be real. and that’S just way evil.

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    Knowing the screenwriter (I’m Sorry I Love, Uncontrollably Fond) I wasn’t even surprised 😂 Starting next week, we will spend more time on the leads since the premiere quickly laid the basis for their relationship.

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    Not sure I’m going to last with this one.

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I\’ve been feeling down lately so on a whim, I decided to rewatch a random episode of Laughter in Waikiki. I\’m dying. This show was hilarious.

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I\’m kinda excited for the voting this year on DB. In a year where no particular drama stands out in terms of ยซmasterpieceยป, what will Beanies vote for?

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    Oh wait. I think my favorite of 2019 is definitely Be Melodramatic. Definitely.

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    Nokdu Flower is getting almost all my beans. It really is a masterpiece.

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      Nokdu for sure. Also, I really enjoyed Moment of 18. Such a young but talented cast.

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        Moment of 18 was of good quality but can it be the best? we’ve seen the same highschool plot several times over. Ong Sung Woo is definitely one to look out for though. Oh and that scene with Oh je <3 Jang Ki Yong always shines.

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    I’ll be mostly Pegasus Market & My Fellow Citizens.

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    My vote will go to Perfume 💜. And TLE if it is included in this years voting since it aired until Feb 19.

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      I don’t think TLE will be included as it was included in last year’s line-up.
      Perfume started off so offensive and while it adjusted and progressed and addressed the offensive issues, it was so off-putting. Not to say SSR did an amazing performance!

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    BOKSOOOO.

    but i think sky castle should get a lot of love.

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      Sky Castle was the objective best although I enjoyed Boksoo more and unlike SC it is highly underrated as a drama.

      Also, Children of Nobody was this year and that was fantastic.

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    The Light In Your Eyes wasnโ€™t that popular among Beanies, but to me it was almost as good as My Ahjussi. I loved it from the start to a teary end. Iโ€™m really looking forward to see how everyone else will vote!

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      The Light in Your Eyes was definitely good. But there were a few episodes in the middle that felt off and weird and had you not finished it you’d be at high risk of dropping it. Watching it full circle they then make sense. But there’s that high probability of dropping it which is why it was, for me, one of the best this year, but not THE best.

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    Sky Castle.

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      For me, I put it down as iconic. But I’m not sure if it was my favorite. True to its satire genre, it disgusted me at times with how far people would go to attain something. It’s scary and a little bit too true to myself.

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        I’m the same, which is why I enjoyed Boksoo more. Still it is objectively the best show this year even though I’m not rushing to rewatch it.

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        I thoroughly enjoyed Sky Castle and I think it deserves a lot of praise for being tightly written from start to finish, which I can’t say is the case for all shows. It was strong from start to finish, and told us a complete, well thought out story. I like that it appears to be a finished product delivered to us telling its story how it was intended.

        It did have some plot points I personally wouldve liked to … not have seen (HYENA DESERVED BETTER) but everything this drama did was necessary for its message and I appreciate that a lot. I want to give the writing team a gift. A hundred gifts. A kiss and a hug.

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          As I reread this i realize i wrote the same thing four times. In my defense its past beddtime also ITS A GOOD THING IM NOT A WRITER.

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            What I read is that we agree that Sky Castle does stand out as this year’s masterpiece. And also that it is definitely a masterpiece. Hyena’s death gave me actual physical pain, which is another way in which it was a masterpiece.

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            While I agree with all of the above, I think my vote goes more towards My Fellow Citizens. Like sky castle, it was a complete story from beginning to end and had a message. The characters progress as the story goes along. The humour was well timed, the villain amazing and the plot was FUN.

            But Be Melodramatic has my heart. but omg idk. But still, if I were to compare it to last year… My ahjussi is still a bar above the rest.

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            I never saw Be Melo but I agree that MFC was a great show from beginning to end. I still feel like Sky Castle is that kind of iconic “Best Drama” kind of show. But I agree that watching my Ahjussi was a transcendent experience.

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            @leetennant @justme

            I agree My Ahjussi would win hands down. I still have no words to explain that show except magic. I guess “transcendent” about sums it up.

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            @leetennant I donโ€™t think weโ€™ll ever get another drama like My Ahjussi. Even after 30 years from now on Iโ€™m sure itโ€™ll touch my soul the same way. Iโ€™m tearing up just by listening to MA OST, Iโ€™m not prepared to go through the whole drama again.

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    I’ve not watched tons of kdramas this year but I’ll probably vote for Search WWW and Secret Life of my Secretary

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      Secret Life of My Secretary hands down best fluffy, campy romcom of the year!

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        PMO – hated it

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          I have a weakness for simple not over the top fluffiness, yes I didn’t like that the female lead lied for so long, but if the lie were revealed so early there wouldn’t have been a plot. I liked the reversal of power and veronica park is a whole mood.

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            That’s why it’s a Patented Minority Opinion. I hated everything about the OTP and, while I loved most of the rest of the drama, I couldn’t reconcile that. It was a romcom after all; the OTP is kind of important. I liked his character a lot but I hated her and I hated them together. I couldn’t get over that.
            PMO.

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Thank you so much for this show.
It was meta and hilarious at first. It took a turn for the sad, but never quite lost itโ€™s spark.
It had its faults but overall Iโ€™m so happy I watched it. Iโ€™m fearing a bit of a slump after this.
Great performances by all. Honestly, itโ€™s their chemistry and interpretation that make this show what it is!
Dan Oh was my spirit animal, Haru gave me diabetes, and I understood Kyung even if I couldnโ€™t stand him. Nam Joo was the cringe king (i wish we had more scenes and more depth with him!). And Juda was not a perfect victim female lead. Yo go girl.

Special mention to Lee Do Hwa who STOLE EVERY SINGLE SCENE HE WAS IN.

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    can someone explain the ending..
    so i assume, dan oh is a nameless character/extra and haru gave her her name.. i assume he is nameless character/extra too.. which is happy ending in this world because they are free to do what they want to do

    But who is main character? Nam ju again? or is he the poor kid to be bullied?

    Is saemi and the geeky friend the center of this story?

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      I think saemi and the geeky boy are now main characters in this story.

      I believe Haru and Dan Oh are now both extras in this manhwa, leaving them complete freedom to do what they want. I donโ€™t think Haru named her this time around. They just both regained all their memories simultaneously.

      Hilariously enough, all the lame characters in Secret are now โ€œcoolโ€ in this new manhwa. (Although can we just say Nam Joo is still hella cool with his confidence).

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Extraordinary You ends today. Wasn\’t perfect, but it kept me on the edge of my seat. Loved it. Not the best quality drama of 2019, but was definitely my favorite to watch. I\’m so gutted it\’s ending

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    I really loved this drama, always looked forward to wednesdays and thursdays. Will miss it a lot after it’s ending.

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I hate being plagued w/ writer\’s block. I want to participate in the theme of the Month but preparing to publish a study/2 articles demotivate me to write and I don\’t like whatever comes out on paper.

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    The biggest issue with creative fields is basically us not liking our own work and being our worst critic even before having a product. Let it flow once, then you can revise it later.

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Comments on Extraordinary You Episode 13:

– This episode literally had no progress whatsoever from last episode. And that disappoints me. No show, I cannot be fooled.
– More Lee Do-Hwa please.
– I like that Joo-Da is self aware but why does she tell Do-Hwa : โ€œwait for meโ€. I know she canโ€™t change her fate but be a bit more clear with your feelings. Itโ€™s not fair to Do-Hwa. (protect this loyal baby at all costs!)
– I know there are a lot of Bae Kyung fans out there, and I understand how hard it is on him, but STOP being so forceful on Dan-Oh. She DOESNโ€™T HAVE FEELINGS FOR YOU. Sheโ€™s made it so clear to him. I feel sad but itโ€™s off-putting. I donโ€™t see a chance and I dont see romance.
– I like that Dan-Oh is being brave and isnโ€™t going the self-pity route.
– It was supposed to be cute and funny Haru being overprotective and not something to look too much into but I kinda wished he wouldโ€™ve been more natural with her. Itโ€™s obviously what she would have wanted.
– I said it again, but Dan-Oh being brave and not needing anyone to do anything for her is just YES.

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    Also, Nam Joo is living in his own world and I need him to be self-aware. HAHAHAAHAHA. Props to the actor for putting up with the cringey cheesiness hahahahaha.

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Because, as of yet, I do not have a favorite drama of the year 2019: I decided to compile up my favorite drama scenes of 2019. In no particular order:

1. Moment at Eighteen: A girl overhears Oh-Je is gay because of Da-Heen. Da-Heen, who had been hurt by Oh-Je immediately cries in apology to him for people exposing his secret because of her. The scene is raw, sudden, heart-breaking, and REAL.
2. Hotel Del Luna: Man Wol sees the reincarnation of her old friend from far who is now a cop. They share a moment staring at each other. (OST plays!) She leaves in tears and he cries too not knowing why.
3. The Light In Your Eyes: mother and son share a moment. Son realizes mom who has always been hard on him has been looking out for him from the start. She, who has alzheimerโ€™s tells her son (without knowing its her son) that she has to make sure he doesnโ€™t slip on the snow. He finds peace knowing she was happiest when she was with him and her husband (Oh gosh tears are filling my eyes)
4. Sky Castle: Ye-Suh confesses to her mother that she is unhappy and wants to set things right. She knows the implications of her future and the mom does too.They both cry and embrace each other in their arms. (Thatโ€™s my girl, I seriously love Ye-Suhโ€™s character)
5. Extraordinary You: Dan Oh sincerely thanks Haru for the beautiful night sky he crafted for her. Those words feel like deja-vu to Haru who witnessed her saying them on stage to Bae-Kyung in the previous manhwa. He cries out of melancholy and sincere happiness.
6. Be Melodramatic: Han Joo has a hard-hitting conversation with her male coworker friend, Jae-Hoon. Speaking in stead of his ex-girlfriend, she reveals to him that he put too much pressure on her and idealized a relationship, and when it wouldnโ€™t go the way he imagined it, he took it out on her. Jae-Hoon cries.
7. My Fellow Citizens: Jung-Kook was about to denounce his friend the veteran politician. Angry at the betrayal, the veteran politician decides to reveal Jung-Kookโ€™s con but just before doing so, Jung-Kook calls him and cries that he canโ€™t do it even though itโ€™s against his principles. touched by Jung-Kook the politician denounces himself. (and the OST that played!)
8. Beautiful World: Sun Ho affirms to his classmate who is about to commit suicide (and to us) to never give up. Giving up is what the bully wants and her life is worth so much more. Wonderful camera work, OST, and performance by Nam Da-Reum.

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    This was beautiful. I have hardly seen three dramas from your list but your description transported me back to the scenes. This is a wonderful idea.

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      That is precisely why I wrote it, I’m so glad you understand the deep meaning behind some of these!

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        Loved them. I have hardly watched any shows this year but I may write a favorite scenes/moments of this year too. I’ll tag you there since the idea is originally yours.

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    I have rewatched My Fellow Citizens just five days ago, but why can’t I remember which scene you are referring to? I am sorry that I am such a careless drama watcher.

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      Maybe i didnt describe it well? I believe its near the end, like episode 16 (or 31-32)

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    Love this.
    Last year I posted about little moments I loved from the dramas I watched and was thinking of doing it again.
    This is more in depth. That scene from Hotel de Luna was beautifully done.

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      These scenes are close to my heart even if I didn’t love/or finish all these dramas. I teared up writing them. I can’t wait to see your rendition of it this year! (This was also a way for me to keep track of them because I realize this year I had more of these moments than an actual favorite series).

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    No 1 is one of my faves from Eighteen, in fact i immediately rewatched the scene when it ended.. Now iโ€™m thinking i should rewatch Melo (so good!) and maybe finish The Light in Your Eyes (dropped cos lack of time n somehow never resumed).

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      There were so many memorable scenes from Melo (funny and sad i wanted to name but stuck to one). One of the scenes is The dead boyfriend telling our friend to move on and he’s worried that she won’t and she begins to cry. ugh my heart (but Im still glad I stuck to the scene I wrote first). Also, that scene in Eighteen was HANDS down the best. My next favorite would be the female lead confessing to the ML (i forgot their names) she likes him and he slips on his bike down a hill (OST plays!)!!

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A bit of an existential question about Extraordinary You. History is repeating itself in the shadow. Dan Oh and Haru are saying things they said on STAGE in the previous manhwa.

Itโ€™s a big tragic circle and it seems like they canโ€™t get out of it. and I think Haru realizes it as we see him crying in the picture I have below. I cried at that part. Heโ€™s dreading a vicious circle and heโ€™s not sure what will happen.

My question is: if Dan Oh, Baekyung and Haru keep repeating what they said on STAGE in the previous manhwa in the shadow of this new manhwa, do they actually have free will? Is this what the author wanted ? Were they their TRUE selves in the previous manhwa ? (Am I thinking too much? Probably)

Curious to know your thoughts on my big existential question here. Im not even sure the drama or manhwa is supposed to be that deep but I canโ€™t shake these thoughts out of my mind.

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    Haru knowing that when Dan oh was saying those words, yeah, I was crying with him.

    Seriously, the writer did these characters so dirty.

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      I dunno to whom the writer did dirty the most. Sometimes I think it’s Haru, then I realize it’s Dan Oh, then Im reminded of Squid and Bae Kyung. Let us not forget Lee Do ha :'(

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    Its like memories of their past lives…..it became a part of their character trait as they kept on being reused…..You could see that Dan Oh gets her spunk from her previous life, Haru his calm demeanor, Mi Chae his passiveness and Kyung his temper and possessiveness….they are rebelling against their setup but they were created by the writer so can’t escape that fully…….and you are right…..this is one vicious cycle of tragedy that is happening

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      yup you just put in clearer words what i was trying to say. its heartbreaking. I love that the big theme of this drama is ยซFree willยป and how it brings it up.

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    The only one who hasn’t tried yet to change the story is Baek Kyung. If he could change his own character, then maybe they could all escape tragedy this time, and escape the endless cycle. If Baek Kyung really cared about Dan Oh this time, enough to let her be happy with Haru.

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      GOOD point. But I dont he wants to change the story just yet— he doesn’t want to lose the only time he DOES have with Dan Oh which is on stage ;(

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    UNLESS..
    authors are doing a time travel genre.. and all is stage ๐Ÿ™‚

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      I don’t want it to be all stage!! I want my Dan Oh and Haru to have free will!!

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        i mean Haru was an extra.. and caught author’s attention again.. and came back in his role as subordinate to Kyung

        somewhere , when Dan oh started changing the storyline she caught author’s attention.. and maybe the author decided to take this time travel route

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        haru could have died , lost his memory, and come back as normal…

        Unless instead of author, drama script writer wanted to do it for heightened drama….then i call that to be flaw of the script.. and by end of it EY will become less than ordinary

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    Also, who was that transfer student? I wonder if she’s a reused character or a brand new extra. Could she be someone else who can change the story? Could she be someone Baek Kyung could love for her own sake, and not just because she’s his longtime sidekick?

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      My assumption she is Squid fairy’s love in the first manhwa. It is hinted when she said she liked squid ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        I thought she might be the writer as a character.

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          in previous episode Squid talked about his love. and glad she isn’t around..but now she is…

          the thing is.. even if there was a glitch, author would have repeated a few characters..

          bringing all characters from other manhwa in this one (e.g Kyung’s brother’s appearance is after Haru’s memory loss, squid’s girlfriend) – irrelevant.. UNLESS author has integrated two stories and is writing this manhwa as such.. she will either use this to restart trumpet/ or start her next novel with time travel theme.. or something

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    Yup. My heart broke with this. We’d suspected it, but it still hit with full force anyway. There’s no such thing as free will? Or perhaps, are they limited in their free will as manhwa characters. Everything they do and say and think is something that a previous storyline allowed them. ๐Ÿ™

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      Those are my assumptions and that breaks my heart </3. And for them to realize it is just so… Dan Oh is still oblivious and I wonder what her reaction will be to all this. Poor Haru seems to holding out for her and his tears today were just— ugh.

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      At least they are able to choose who to direct those words to in the shadow in this incarnation. She thanked Haru this time, not Baek Kyung.

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Tiny comment on my girl Eun Dan Oh. I understand her being worried and not wanting to change the story anymore. But girl, I liked you better being proactive. Don\’t let the boys fight over you. Decide your own fate. You donโ€™t need to be rescued.

My girl is woke, but I want her more proactive in her wokeness.

But I still love her. And I find myself forwarded waaaayy less her scenes or Haru scenes (heโ€™s a cinnamon roll but my favorite is totally Dan Oh).

As for Lee Do Hwa, I live for the scenes where heโ€™s with our favorite trio of misfits. Cuties force feeding Haru!!! cute cute cute.

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    i don’t think she realizes BK likes her.. very much.. and always has

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I think Im gonna sadly drop Tale of Nokdu. I signed up to watch a lighthearted cute sage but im getting whiplash from the sudden drastic change of genres. Also, is it just me or the quality dipped quite drastically in the drama? or maybe im less mesmerized by Nokduโ€™s beauty so Iโ€™m starting to notice things (LOL).

Also, I know why our main OTP is hiding stuff from each otherโ€ฆ. But I hate it and honestly I cant ship if theyโ€™re going to continue lying to each other. and I hate that Im not as invested anymore because I seriously LOVE jang dong yoon.

To get this straight:
Nokdu is probably the kingโ€™s son (sigh, i wanted it to be the hyung). Current king or past king?
Current king stole the throne from past king? Why did current king want to get rid of Nokdu ?
Also Second lead is Nokduโ€™s cousin ? (so Current kingโ€™s son? or just current kingโ€™s brothers son?)

and who is the boy 2nd lead killed (or supposedly killed, but im on the impression he killed him). The boy is current kingโ€™s son? Past kingโ€™s son?

Thank you for anyone whoโ€™s taking the time to clear this up for me. It might prevent me from dropping this.

Thank god i still have Extraordinary You. Dan Oh is my GIRL and Haru is everything good and pure in this world. Yes.

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    Past King:
    -> Current King -> Nokdu or Hyung
    -> Current Kingโ€™s Bro -> Second Lead
    -> Little boy that Second Lead supposedly killed
    These 3 sons are all from different mothers.

    As to why Current King want to get rid of his own baby, we donโ€™t know for sure yet. Some speculations from beanies is that there was a bad prophesy about his date and time of birth (some sort of bad omen).

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      im not getting completely the arrows (i really appreciate it though).
      Past king’s son is nokdu or hyung. Current king’s brother is Second lead. and Little boy that was killed is current king’s son

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    I’ve not seen it yet, but I’ve noticed this is a huge issue with a lot of kdramas. Too many start as being lighthearted and cute but end up veering into serious and dramatic 😕

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    I think this happens with all sageuks, even the comedy fusion ones. I can think of Moonlight, Hwarang, 100 Days My Prince, and Rookie Historian. That’s why I wasn’t too thrown by the sudden angst.

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      Rookie Historian, though riddled with continuity errors, and wasn’t altogether perfect WAS more lighthearted throughout the show. It did have angst but not so much. I think that’S part of the reason why I got whiplash with Nokdu. (incidentally, Rookie Historian is the first sageuk I almost finished BECAUSE of how lighthearted it was.) I have not finished a sageuk to this date.

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    I stay because of Jang Dong Yoon and the cinematograhy!

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    Flower Crew has been more lighthearted with fewer deaths. It’s not over yet, so anything could still happen.

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      I sadly dropped that one first or second episode. from the get go I liked the boy that would turn out to be the king and I felt like he had more chemistry with the girl. I felt bad for him.

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        I’m a huge Kim Min Jae fan so I’m happy.

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          I admit im one of those ignorant persons who thought him and Yeo Jin Goo WERE THE SAME PERSON. LOL. Or maybe i was the only one.

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            You’re not the only one. It comes up in interviews with him. He says Yeo Jin Goo has a deeper voice.

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So dont judge me, I havent read the manhwa and I know Baekyung isn\’t doing it on purpose, but Haru over him ANY SINGLE DAY. Haru is a precious cinnamon roll that must be protected at ALL costs. I just cant with how both him and DanOh are forward to each other, but also completely shy. The inner 15 year old fan girl me is SO HAPPY.

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Don\’t get me wrong, I\’m loving The Tale of Nokdu… But Nokdu\’s kiss with the other guy was better than his kiss with Kim So Hyun. I\’m hoping this is on purpose and their next kiss will have more chem

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    I was salty for a whole two hours but I think Iโ€™m over it now and his shirtless earnest confession made it a little better (or worse considering she didnโ€™t reciprocate the same way)

    I guess it makes sense sheโ€™s hesitant to start something thatโ€™s why she didnโ€™t give in. UGH

    Ooooo so I guess weโ€™re going to be seeing him trying to woo her for the rest of the episodes BUT I DONT THINK THEYLL BE ABLE TO LIVE TOGETHER NOW THAT YULMOO KNOWS DAMMIT

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      i knowwwwww :'( gosh darn that dongseng spoiling my fun

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    I just assumed that kiss with Dong Joo was a test and therefore SHOULD be awkward… like, uh… dipping your toes in pool water before diving in.
    On the other hand, I was surprised at how well done the 1st one was despite screaming like a dumb girl and hiding behind my fingers.

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      that MUST be the only reason to why his first kiss was her felt off and awkwardly positioned. I like how he’s less shy to his the guy tho hahahaha

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I declare that I finally tried those instant coffee for one packets.

You lied to me Shin Sung Rok, Misaeng, My Mister, and every other PPL.

It was NOT as good as they made it out to be.

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Be Melodramatic was such a heartwarming, self-aware show that made me laugh and cry. It was my get away during the w-e. I think I definitely loved it more than Age of Youth. The humour was SO META. Also, my fave quote of ep16:

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    Can’t believe we’ve got another case of the Gong Myung curse but I really liked what the show did with the stories of these two so it’s all good.

    This, and Age of Youth, are gems.

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      So did I. I just hope he never gets back with his ex. That was some toxic ass relationship.

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        Glad that it’s open ended. Even if he gets back or not with his ex, they have better understanding of each other now (the way they dealt with each other was toxic). I hope they just become good friends after that BUT WE NEED A SECOND SEASON TO KNOW, RIGHT!?

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          I like how it ended. Without a second season. But wait, as Im writing this I want more of Eun Jung and the CF director. And HanJoo and her son. And her new boyfriend. and JinJoo’s ex with a new girlfriend. I just feel like Jinjoo and the director came full circle in this story.

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            Yes, Jin-joo and Beom-soo’s story is pretty much done. I liked how it ended and I love them so much.

            A second season would be great and I wouldn’t mind if we don’t get all of the OG cast. Maybe people working on a different field. Or maybe a different drama by the same team. ๐Ÿ™ #NoToGONGMYUNGCURSE

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Any beanies like to watch Anne with an E as much as me ? I love our poetic Anne, her relationship with Marilla and Matthew, and I get all giddy for her when Gilbert interacts with her

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    Did you read the books and/or watch the PBS series? I’m curious to see how you think they compare to Netflix’ version.

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      I have read anne of green gables series & I absolutely LOVE it. I even re read it a while ago. However I couldn’t get into the Netflix version. Even though the cinematography is beautiful, the actors are wonderful (they fit the image I had created of them in my head and how often does that happen!?) and the overall execution is excellent but I barely watched s1. It’s just that it deviates alot from the original events and that irritates me. I can however, understand why others enjoy it- the overall story is really adorable and anne herself is really charming- and I am pretty sure if I hadn’t read the series I would have enjoyed it as well!!
      I know you didn’t ask me but here’s my two cents anyway 😂

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        Thanks for this. I read the series about once a year. I generally don’t like TV/film remakes of books I’ve read, but I loved the PBS series, so I thought maybe the Netflix one would be good to try, but I think I’ll probably have the same reaction as you if they changed the story.

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          They didn’t change the entire story but they tweaked it a lot (added new characters and a new (sub?)plot as well).
          Also SAME!! I too generally don’t like tv shows/movies based on books!!
          And I haven’t watched the pbs series. Is it good? Should I watch it? I feel like if you enjoyed this then I might too!

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            I loved the PBS series! But I don’t know where to watch it. I just looked it up and it looks like there’s a new PBS series (2016) which I haven’t seen. The one I’m talking about is the one with Megan Follows as Anne, made in 1985.

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        It DOES deviate from the original content But Im glad they keep Anne’s spirit in tact. I feel the show wants to be more relevant to today’s issues, but the fact that it deviates a bit doesn’t bother me too much. The spirit and soul is still there, and Anne is just anne.

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      I admit I never read the books. Im canadian yet I DID read the little house on the prairie books (which i consider to be the american version of our Anne of Green Gables). Idk which is the PBS series, but I did watch the Megan Follows version which I also enjoyed.

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    I hadn’t read the series before so I really really got into the series and the Anne and Gilbert moments! I wish I read the books when I was younger though – they seem really nice. Also Prince Edward Island is soo beautiful, definitely want to go there if I ever go to Canada.

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    I read the first book. Didn’t like it. I think I watched the first series of the Megan Follows version and quite enjoyed it. But Anne with an E is the one that has stolen my heart. It’s darker and more realistic and just makes more sense to me (even though it sometimes feels too forward-thinking for the time period). I may give the next books a try again at some point, but I am more than satisfied with the Netflix series right now. I’m hoping there will be many seasons to come!

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Dear Beanies, I have an irrational fear/dislike of bananas. And I have figured something else out of myself: I subconsciously HATE any character in a drama that eats bananas.
Discuss.

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    Lol I don’t have a fear of bananas but I don’t like them. At the same time I still eat them all the time, because I’m obsessed with my health & they’re good for you, especially if you work out alot. At this point I just think of it as medicine & power through it.

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      see, im crazy about my health, but not thatttt crazy. Ill just take potassium and vitamines in multivitamins.

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        I really try to eat as much real fruits and vegetables as I can (with supplements on the side.) and pound for pound bananas are good when it comes to nutrition, portability, ease etc.

        But I really will never eat one for “fun”. After so many years I just kinda shut down my brain & my taste buds whenever I eat one.

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    Did you have a traumatic banana experience?

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    It’s possible. I instinctively like characters who eat carrots.

    But do you like characters who go bananas?

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      Me too. Now I miss Kang-doo.

      But JustMe, what about banana bread?

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        I tolerate it but if I hear myself eating banana bread, i get nauseous. (for some reason, bananas have a specific noise i cannot tolerate).

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          Ohhh that makes sense actually. I agree with you on the sound. And for me, the taste is fine but I wouldnโ€™t eat a banana if there were other options.

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      I do like characters who go bananas. but not as they’re eating a banana. hahaha

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    😳

    I eat bananas every day.

    I’m trying to remember if I ever saw a banana in a drama and I can’t think of any. Maybe I’m blocking it out too?

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      I do. and im disturbed by why i remember such small details.

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      A banana is my breakfast each morning.

      There were bananas in Return 1988, I remember because it was mentioned that they were very exotic and expensive (even though they looked brown and mushy, yecccch).

      I think I might go eat one now 😁🍌

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        I’m with you, I like bananas too. The one thing I can’t stand though is when you forget a banana in your bag and you find it mushy and really smelly.

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          Ewwwww, that’s gross! I admit, I reserve my love for bananas that are pretty green.

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    My brother couldn’t stand the sight of bananas when he was little. I’m pretty sure he still won’t eat them.

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    I’m allergic to them, but I’d eat them if I could.

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      in my distorted view, you have been blessed with such luck

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    I do not like bananas for 3 reasons. 1. It’s not juicy. 2. It makes my teeth feel weird. 3. I literally gag if I eat it too fast. However, if it is presented to me, I shall eat it and appreciate it. Despite all the unpleasantness it brings to myself, I find it quite tasty.

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      I realized my language sounds too formal. I was writing for a scientific paper assignment so yeah

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        Well written, concise, clear. Dear friend, I approve your writing and you are invited to join me in writing my master’s research paper. (also, I gagged as I read your description. ugh bananas).

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          I truly appreciate your invitation. I have a research proposal assignment due in 24 hours time and I have yet to complete roughly 65% of said assignment. As for now, I shall have to exit this premise and concentrate. I wish you all the best for your endeavour.

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      I think of bananas as my custard or ice cream substitute, I love the creaminess.

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    I will die if I don’t eat a banana every morning. Its not my favorite fruit but its more of a comfort food/breakfast.

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Iโ€™ve decided to bring this idea into light on the fan wall from the result of deep shower thinking and extreme boredom that school has kindly bestowed upon me.

I consider myself to be an extremely boring person. But once in the blue moon, something DOES happen to me and I feel compelled to share it to prove that maybe Iโ€™m not so boring after all. Hey, what if they decide to do an biography about me? itโ€™ll be these extremely random and dramatic moments that will shine in my otherwise boring movie/book.

On to the story.

A few weeks ago, my younger brother and I had gotten news of his friend, a young, 19 year old soul, that was hospitalized for a heart attack.

This shocked me. I had known this kid (who was 3-4 years younger than me) and while I found him to be a tad annoying, he was an otherwise healthy young man. A bit of a description: heโ€™s tall and and lanky and has an awkward laugh.
We visit him in the hospital in a hurry โ€” Turns out the young man had gotten this odd virus that slowly progressed into his heart until he suffered from heart failure. It started out last year as a cold with a cough that never disappeared. The boy told me he had seen several doctors and the doctors just assumed he had allergies or something. But he said he kept feeling weaker and weakerโ€ฆ until one dreadful night. He described the worst pain he had EVER experienced in his ENTIRE (short) life. He woke up and screamed and screamed and described a pain in his chest. A gosh darn heart attack. He was rushed to from one hospital to another more specialized one and thatโ€™s where he got the diagnosis described above.

Now this is just context to my story.

Iโ€™m a light sleeper and quite a jumpy person by nature. My friends, family and I always joke that if were someone whoโ€™d want to kidnap me, theyโ€™d give up because of my screeching screams.

So at 3 am, while Im sleeping, like any sane person would, I suddenly hear THE WORST SCREAM I HAD EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE (male scream, nonetheless). I wake up instantly and run into the hallway to see whatโ€™s going on. (and so does half my family). In a matter of split seconds, I imagine the worst. OMG is it one of my brothers???? Is it my dad who I have been stressing out of late? OMG God, please be okay, PLEASE, PLEASE.

Turns out my youngest brother (19 year old boy), sleep walks and had a nightmare. And he screamed.

In an instant, I faint to the ground. (and so does my little sister in another room). My mom, in panic starts running from my sister, to my little brother, to me.

I wake up, but now I feel nauseous. I start to throw up. Mind you, itโ€™s 3 am, and my last meal was the 6pm the day before, so there wasnโ€™t any more food to throw up. So I throw up acid. For 3 hours straight.

Mid way (I start getting the worse digestions problems. In between throwing up and falling on the ground from weakness), Iโ€™m using the bathroom (sorry guys).

I finally get some sleep 4 hours later. 30 min of sleep later, itโ€™s time to get up for work.

My brother slept peacefully that day.

Brothers.

The end.

PS: another less funny, but dramatic story awaits in a week!

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    At work we were just talking about emergency drills and a co worker was all…..I just freeze and drop to the ground in an emergency. Apparently it is a leftover defense mechanism from when it would protect us from prey animals.
    Hopefully one of your other family members has the flight response and can just scoop you up on the way out.

    I hope your friend is doing well. That is scary and sad. I’ve met another person who had a virus attack their heart and I was shocked something like that could happen.

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      wow! i’m realizing it isn’t such a rare occurence after all!

      And yup, I don’t think I’m the most dependable person in such situations. Funny thing is, I’m a healthcare professional and when it comes to emergency situations, I can quickly think and act on my feet. But Family is always different and my body reacted before my brain did (quite literally).

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    *munches on popcorn*
    Oh thatโ€™s makjang alright. Iโ€™m hoping the best for the friend and hope that you were ok the next day!

    *now tries to wait patiently for next week*

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      I wish I could add zooms and music along with my story. it’d make it 100x more makjang!

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        Haha, that would be amazing.
        Maybe one day some tech beanie can teach us how to do that but in the meantime, your storytelling skills are doing a fantastic job!

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    But what happened to your brother’s friend? Is he okay?

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      He was then transferred to a less specialized hospital and a few weeks later, he was discharged. Unfortunately, once you have heart failure, even if the cause is resolved, you have to take medication for life. Poor kid.

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    I am not too sure if I should laugh or cry! I hope your brothers friend is doing okay and also had I been you I would have bitch slapped my brother into oblivion. Not saying he deserved it but you know…

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      it is indeed a laugh/cry situation. I laugh about it now hahaha.

      As for the kid, he is now discharged, but the situation cannot be forgotten and his parents are no doubt scared for his health from now on…

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    One of my good friends and colleagues had an acquired cardiomyopathy from a virus in residency, and ended up with a heart transplant in her early 20โ€™s. One of the most amazing people I know. I hope your brotherโ€™s friend recovers quickly. What a story! Iโ€™ve found the longer I live, the more I realize the craziness that is hiding in plain sight!

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      Right?! The boy is now discharged and doing a lot better. But it’s hard for a 19 year old boy to learn he now has to take blood pressure/heart medication for life from now on! He doesn’t complain though, and he’s grateful to be alive.

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    That’s scary. I hope your friend recovers quickly and with few (or better yet, no) long term effects.

    *makes note: in an emergency situation with justme, be sure to have a wheelbarrow and a bucket.

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    I can imagine what your brother went through. I was like this until 15 or 16. Vivid live dreams of my friends and family massacred right before my eyes while I was tied up in that dream. Actually it always finished with me peeing in a cupboard so my mum brought me gently to a toilet and I’ve never remembered until my sister didn’t make me awake once by her evil laughter, because she did find it very funny.

    My dad got a heart failure because of borreliosis. They thought it was a flu which caused it until they’ve had the detailed blood results. He got restarted his life, like he’s joking about it and has plenty of medication as well. I’m so glad he’s doing better, because I was a crying creature back then when mum called me from hospital. Me and my sister are living far away from them and we can’t imagine to loose them…

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      Omo!! Thank you for sharing. Im glad heโ€™s doing fine. And yes, nightmares are NOT something to be taken lightly.

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    Oh shoot. I’ve been having colds that lasted for so long my doctor decided it was allergies. I’ve been getting really bad headaches these days too. Plus I often get a pinching feeling in my heart when I’d have to stop what I’m doing and do breathing exercises. I’m now hella scared. *googles it and gets paranoid*

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      Oh no! Donโ€™t go down that road! I know how that feels. First, do you know which allergies you have? Or did your doctor just say it was allergies? You can get blood tested for them. My allergies are dry, where my whole face hurts, but i don’t get a runny nose or teary eyes. I just felt pressure and headaches. It wasnโ€™t until my teeth started hurting so bad that my doctor tested me and finally learnt what I was allergic too. I got a strong decongestant and allergy meds and then i finally felt better. I also have an emergency inhaler. I still get some headaches but not as bad as before, now i blame the heat or stress😅

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        She didn’t really specify. More like brushed it off as allergies. Mine is more sneezing and clogged sinus. I’ve noticed that it gets really bad when there’s a lot of dust, when grass get newly cut, or when I’m out for trail walks. Maybe I should get my blood tested or go to an allergist. Better than Google, I bet.

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          Yes get tested! That way you know and can avoid stuff if you can. I have allergies to dust, mold, and roaches. I always get sneezy with grass and never new why, but my allergist said it was because there is also mold there so now i know. Hope you feel better soon!!

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            Ohhh interesting! I didn’t know about mold in grass! Thank you for the advice. I should really get it checked.

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    That mustโ€™ve been quite a scare, Justme! Iโ€™ve had a couple of times when my parents and even my siblings wake me up in the middle of the night because they are sick, nothing life threatening thank God, and I always feel so disoriented being woken up so suddenly. Iโ€™m the eldest so I guess they think I know what to do, but Iโ€™m just flailing along too, guys! 😂

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    Thanks for sharing this Justme , hope you’re all okay *Hugs* and love you 💜💚

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Attention to all beanies (and not only the ones mentioned here)

I propose, this month, we all take about outrageous situations weโ€™ve lived or are currently living that are so outrageous you would say youโ€™re living in a makjang drama

(something like Love, February)

What do you say? I think itโ€™d be fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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