Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

There cant be anyone HAPPIER than me cause seeing Lee Joon Hyuk in that playful and all smiling avatar just made my day.
365 : repeat the year.. first episode was fantastic for me.
Story wise, cinematography wise.. it was great. And then Editing was super great.. it was just as per my imagination, my liking, how I like do with scenes or transitions.

Nam Ji Hyun.. was good and surely improved her acting.

Lee Joon Hyuk…and this is me

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#fightingcovid19 #anintrovertfightinganxiety
First of all… i pray for the health and safety of all the beanies across the globe. and hope we all survive this phase together despite all the trauma this Covid19 is causing (my anxiety is at its peak as I cant keep my mind away from all the what ifs of future).

But at same time.. I am trying to watch all my dropped/on hold shows of past years. And hoping ill finish them this time finally.

Laslty.. just wanted to have this thread where all the beanies can talk abt their copping techniques, how they are managing this self isolation/social ditancing time, if they have annxiety (like me) how they are able to handle it. Also if there is anything you all are doing to utilize this time to do better things.. feel free to share so that it can help others alike.

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    Well… my town only has about 3 cases so far so IDK if it’s representative of other places in the world. But for me, I just try not to get wrapped up in the media hype. It’s too over the top. Plus, I don’t really go out much anyway, except for shopping and classes. I try to follow orders, wash hands, stay in when sick. I’m not panicking about the virus. But what I AM scared of is human behaviour.

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    In my region alone (we’re about 2 million inhabitants) 50 people died, 12 of them in the last 24 hours, so we’re taking this issue very seriously. Before things got ugly, I was sure this was all media hype and paranoia, but now I’m quite aware of this health crisis’ ramifications.

    Anyway, we’ve been home for almost a week now – 2 adults and 2 kids in a smallish flat with no balcony. We’re quite sure we’ll be fine, but it’s hard to keep mentally balanced and everybody getting along well in such conditions. So far we’ve learned:

    *timetables and routines help: getting up at a set time, getting dressed, eating meals at the table, etc.,

    *we dedicate mornings to remote school. My partner works from home too, and I help the kids and fiddle with my Korean flashcards, so almost until lunch time we are all set,

    *limiting screen-time for kids and adults helps everybody getting less grumpy and anxious, we actually limited the time on our kids’ tablet and it shuts sessions when the time is up… Usually they groan for about 30 seconds and just start doing something else without any need for us to get involved,

    *which connects with selecting what entertainment we consume, we try to watch some documentaries instead of allowing kids to watch bs on YT nonstop… Also watching 1 Welcome to Waikiki episode a day with kids 😉

    *our cooking skills are seriously improving, it’s a good way to keep kids busy,

    *getting enough movement is our main problem, we try to cope with online tutorials and dancing, but it’s not enough

    So, this are my strategies so far… How are you coping?

    By the way, we’re almost finished with Welcome to Waikiki, can anybody recommend me a funny drama to watch with kids?

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      thats fantastic technique for sure. and thanks for sharing. I might borrow some of your ways as mine is all scattered all over the place.
      I usually dont go out at all as I work from home for last 1 year. But when you are asked to do not to go out strictly you feel even more anxious.. and then every day rising number of patients is the worse thing for me (PS:our city has the highest number of patients in whole country)

      I dint have any techniques so far.. i just try to finish my daily work quota then watch some dramas, cook and clean… and drink lots of water. But then the moment i switch on tv everything goes to toss… am sick of all the high fi words news channels are using to portray how killer Covid is. So from today onwards i hav started to stop watching news channels completely. All i am doing is watching dramas as much as I can.

      Lets see how much this will help in coming week.

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        @KS_One life one chance, everythin you say sounds like good coping to me. And I think your instincts are right: news channels only make it worse… I only watch the evening news just to check up that we’re not going to hell, and usually not even the whole thing. We’re better off in Dramaland!
        We can make this, fighting!

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          thank you… and we can make it to the light for sure…. its just how well we manage the isolation healthily.

          and news channels make it horrible for me… my anxiety symptoms are choking throat and the moment i watch one single news anytime of the day my choked throat never leaves until i go to bed at night. and whole day i feel so perplexed.

          hope ill be better without them going forward.

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            Not now, but last year I had a really tough time for health reasons. My sister recommended me an app called Headspace, it helped me a lot!

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    @KS_One life one chance Thank you for your well wishes! I want to extend my well wishes to you and your loved ones as well. I am currently at work but soon I’ll be working from home (my library has closed for the remainder of this month). Honestly, I try and avoid listening to the news as much as possible. I hear enough about Covid19 from my colleagues. I am focusing on my work, watching movies/shows/listening to music whenever I can. I have family in Sicily as well as near Rome. My thoughts are always with them and how their lives/habits have changed. Thankfully, they are safe and making the best of their situations.

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      thanks for the wishes chinguya. and good to know you and your family is doing good.
      i am better today as I dint watch a single news related to Covid and scrolled just few pages of FB to get whats going. rest I spent whole day watching my drama and sleeping and today I am better…
      so i guess i found my way to cope with this.

      Hope you stay healthy till this storm passes.

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    I havent checked the links out but if you scroll to the end of this post there seems to be some resources for anxiety related to this pandemic.
    Also in the comments what looks like a delightful video from Mo Williems the author and illustrator.

    https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/2020/03/links-keeping-busy/

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Falalfel… one of the yummiest dish.

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Samosa.. one of the most famous indian snack. here is the recipe.

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    How can I save this post? I mean I want to do it some day but it’s just isn’t today. Can I save this to watch later?

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    My aunt who used to work in Oman used to make me this all the time. I miss home. 🙁

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      yes it makes you feel nostalgic… i am in same country still here i dont the the authentic flavor i used to get back home..

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    Yummy!

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as Holi is just around the corner.. ill try to post holi special recipes everyday may be beanies will find it tempting enough to try.
so here is today’s recipe. Namak Pare.

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this dance makes me breathless every “single” time I watch it. esp till Jimin’s jump over JK bridge… I watched it literally Breathless..

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I am drowning in MAP 7 songs.. like literally, legit….listening ON, on repeat non stop, fo last 18 hours and it has awaken the dancing soul in me which is jumping all over the house… while my mom trying to remind me how accident prone i am being such careless creature…
ahhhhh i LOVE each n every song sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much that i dont have words but tears to support my emotions..

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    Glad you’re happy , beware of accidents , pad everything around you 😂💜💜💜💜

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      thank you unnie…💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

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    Ive deliberately stayed off Youtube so I wouldn’t get sucked into 12 hours of BTS reaction videos

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Itaewon Class… Wwwowoww what a twist. i dint saw it coming though i had hunch that sae Ro yi will be doing something big with the money he got after his dad\’s accident.
But this.. i didn\’t expected it in my wildest dream. Am sure this gonna be the best drama of this year cause its so low key yet gives the biggest emotional impact with all thr revelation….. keep it up show.

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I am not sure if I can summerize in words how m uch I love Itaewon Class and PSJ. In past I was never a fan of PSJ\’s acting as I found it annoying a lot of times, dropped many of his dramas mid way or even before.
But IC wone me over with its such raw narattion of a kid\’s pain who lost his dad and then unable to do anything agaist that mighty chaebol. And then PSJ.. woww his acting in the scenes where he had to show his anger, his control over his temper yet his innocence… just beautiful.
Hope it remains same in future too.

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    He is SO SO good! I thought I was going to be in a slump after completing my current watch list but OMG he is SO GOOD

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      exactly… he is fantabulous… his acting is so raw and natural you feel for him every single time.
      and his that little tal tap moment over his head when he gets shy awwww i love that.

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#parasite an absolute masterpiece movie, where each n every single frame is telling a story of its own. I was crying seeing Bong Joon Ho being so simple while receiving the trophy for Best Picture.
Finally now Kdrama/Kmovies will get the love and attention they deserve….
#ThankyouParasite

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From one recipe in 2 days to 2 recipes in one day, I have come a long way in last one year.
YES..!!! its been one year today of my work as Video Editor.. and not even once I had any regret of leaving my job for the unknown. but Only Gratefulness towards God for being so Gracious towards this poor soul.
And thank you to all my helpful lovely beanies here….

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its one of my all time the most favorite dish.. and eating it piping hot during winters is like therapy…

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So i am one happy girl cause Oppa#1 YYS\’s drama starts on Feb 29, Oppa#2 LJH\’s on March 3.. and then Forever Oppa (so far) LJK is also coming back with a new drama..
with only if by any chance Lee Jun Ki doesn\’t get to my expectations he has full chance to be wiprd out of my Oppa list.

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    I love the way you name your oppas. I guess my Forever Oppa is also LJK. But my #1 and #2 are Lee Junho and Ji Chang Wook. Bonus – if you have a teenage daughter or niece it makes them really angry when you use the word ‘oppa’.

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      hehehe,, thank you. btw my oppa is so dynamic and every second month a new oppa enters it so that the ones who dint appear on my screen could take some break from my oppa list….

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i have a workshop (Image Post Processing) tomorrow, technically today as its 2am here. And I should be sleeping long back as need to get up at 6 to start by 8.30 to reach by 9.30 but i am not, i cant.. cause Chocolate was soooo sweet today… like can it be any more.
Lee Kang was always genuine in this drama but today\’s episode he was even more… like can any living male be this soft hearted, sweet and GENUINE…i doubt and thats the reason i couldn\’t find such fine men in real life.

And that ending of tomorrow\’s preview *swooon*.. ok i shall dream abt it…
off to sleep… good night everyone…

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    Gd night! LK is ❤️. I completely understand your feelings. I finished ep.13 with my heart trying to leave me for a trip to Wando (ok pls don’t.) The broken LK is just so..so genuine and heart-wrenching)

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      absolutely… he is sooo adorable that i cant even imagine Chocolate without him as a lead… am waiting for today’s episode….*fingers crossed*

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        My fingers and toes crossed hoping that everything will be j..u..s…t so fine.

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scene that broke my heart in zillion pieces… esp when Kang tells Jun to let him be, to let him live in wando with his mom, uncle and bada the dog in that heartbreaking voice…as CY said he is indeed badly tired after leaving wando and staying at seoul all this while.
hope he gets the peace he is looking for.

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i am so badly angry… people want other artists to work for them but dont want to pay the worth of all the hardwork and creativity…. and then start all the bagaining \”its just start for you and blah blah blah\”

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    Lol life of an artist on a nutshell. Paid way way less than the amount of stress, hardwork and time required.

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      exactly… and when you say why its worth they started justifying the low pay that they can afford, which I detest, it just spoils the whole work atmosphere and the excitement feeling that I supposed to have for work..

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        but exposure…..

        arrrrggggghhhh

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          I once had a friend casually ask if my art student kid would make a logo for company, for basically nothing. She wanted a total rebrand, new logo, signage, etc. and thought it could just be whipped up in a matter of minutes. I laughed in her face, and asked if she proposed this pay scale to the contractors working on her storefront. We’re not really friends anymore.

          ART IS LABOR

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            ART IS LABOR very damn true.
            and when she herself is an artist a dancer properly looking for starting her own startup… and planning to pay me almost 1/4th of what I asked for all my work and dedication….. and keeps on saying “initially i cant afford that much”

            when I spent almost 1000$ to buy my new laptop, camera gear and all the things did i think i cant afford….. i am soooo not sure how to make her understand or just ignore her ? she came upto me 2 time in last 2 years and everytime she has same word “I cant afford this” and next year same her drama…
            sorry for almost ranting.. am in soooo bad mood.

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            Regarding graphic designing though, people think it’s magic, easily done and like a hobby for people that is why they’ll hardly have to do anything. I have studied media and I’m still terrible at graphic designing and all art related stuff. I think all this is the hardest to do and if it wasn’t for graphic designers speaking out themselves, people thought they only did this for fun and only have to draw some lines for free

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            I’ve been doing things like this as a volunteer to preserve little bit of sanity and have some pleasure for years but I’m amazed by some people full of money trying to get almost everything for free. They won’t even mention who did the work for them.

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            @kerouregan, these are also the same people that mock artists for choosing to study art instead of something “practical” or “useful”

            I could rant for a very long time.

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          yeah thats their keyword to take advantage of us..

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    Their excuse is always ‘but I’m giving you exposure!’ Like exposure only can feed you. Won’t the artist get the same exposure if you paid in full?

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    Oh!!! Just hold firm. Apparently, she can’t afford anyone else either, as she still is asking you after 2 years!

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      yes thats the reason am frustrated.. i told the same thing last 2 times and still she comes back to me to take advantage.

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    My sister who is an artist (she went to art school and gets lots of money doing commissions for people) always complains about this. When she was working other jobs her employers would give her artwork to do that had nothing to do with her job and expect her to do it. Or people she knew online would try to get her to draw for them for free quoting as others have said ‘you would get exposure!’ She even had someone ask her to design a tattoo for free because it would somehow give her exposure by doing so (not sure how it would). Or when people were willing to pay, they would complain about how expensive it was or it isn’t worth that much. People don’t understand, that if she feels it’s worth that much, then it’s worth that much and it’s insulting to say otherwise. If you can’t afford her artwork, go to someone you can afford. As well as she has had her artwork stolen many times on top of all this.

    You don’t ask writers to write you a book for free, so why do people have this idea you can ask artists to do artwork for free?

    I’m sorry you have to go through this 😡

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an excellent use of mirrors and reflection is my weakness.. so sharing one recent one pretty simple yet impressive such use…#romanticdoctor2

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Along with gif (@alasecond) Camera placement (@ally-le)

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One serious case of Solving the mystery of one reverse walk through 6 mirrors

Ok beanies so here i am presenting with you all my hard work of whole one year (which i spent scratching my head to figure out the mirror work happened in this scene) then 3 days to place all the mirrors i have in my house to recreate the scene at the best I could and lastly 1 hour to draw these not so beautiful or accurate drawings ( but i hope you somehow get the whole scenario i am trying to recreate)

So image first is the screenshot of the exact moment of the scene with her walk among 6 mirrors (M1, M2, M3, M4, M5 and M6). I have marked all the mirrors in different colors and also numbered them so that it would be easy for you all to refer them in second image.
Second image is one pretty basic image of a square room (as per my hypothetical analysis) and marked all 6 mirrors and door too.
Lastly marked her walk in purple color from door towards M6.

Disclaimer: In no way I am saying this is the ONLY possibility of mirrors, door or room shape n size… but this is the best I could come up with after so many months of struggle and analysis. If by any chance anyone has any better analysis or suggestion to fulfill the criteria of her reverse walk by placing any component in any other place do let me know.

More detailed analysis below…
As per my hypothetical analysis… as soon as she opens the door and walks towards M6 her very first reflection falls in M2 and that reflection again reflected thru M1 which reverse her walk. a=at same rime her straight walk (still at some tilted angel is shown in M6). Then as soon as she moves towards M4 her reflection thru M5 is again reflected thru M4 to reverse it there too.
and M3 is the mirror which I am still not sure where its placed.. but for sure its somewhere exact opposite to M6 as no reflection is visible in it thru the camera.

I am really hoping this explanation is enough to make you all understand. if not do let me know. I’ll try to elaborate more.

Thank you so much for reading this all silly yet fulfilling attempt of mine.

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Best part of watching a Melo drama is the BTS videos…. its so unlike the drama. All fun, smiles, laughter and just entertainment…..
when not watching Chocolate drama am watching all the BTS to smile with these 2 cuties….

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