Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

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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Soup for any soul in this harsh winter… calm and comforting…

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    This is so perfect for the cold winter here and looks easy to make! Thanks for the recipe, @kdramaswimmer!!

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    thanks for this and the other videos. LOVE watching these. And it’s especially cool that you work on videos like these.
    yum!!

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    I would love the soup, just it’s winter so there’s no tomatoes… But I could use those in jars or cans. Thank you.

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      you’re most welcome.. i love this soup and made it almost every week…
      you dont get tomatoes in winter thats bad… i cant imagine my life without tomatoes… but yes canned one can be used too.

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        I can get awful greenhouse tomatoes from far away but I prefer seasonal vegetables and fruits. I like tomatoes which taste and smell wonderful, like those from my mum’s open garden. This year we didn’t have much. Last year she had so many that everyday we collected more than 5 kg of tomatoes. Here in Bretagne is impossible to have them outside without chemical treatment. I have my little greenhouse and once we have had tomatoes until December inside.

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Cha Eun Jae
I badly need her backstory to know reaons of her symptoms, her desperation to be a doctor despite her symptoms and what actually made her to be doctor in first place. It\’s so badly confusing for me.
she has these hyperventilation- nausea thr moment she enters a Operation Theatre and am really wondering is it really possible for a person to be a doctor and not got these symptoms diagnosed/noticed by someone else. Like how can she be a licensed doctor when she cant even enter OT ?
any medical beanies help ???

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    I haven’t graduated yet but I think it’s possible to be a licensed doctor and have some sort of phobia for the theater… but not a Surgeon! I mean, your surgery rotations (time spent in a surgical department) would suck but there are numerous specialties that have no business with the OR.
    I had a short surgical rotation in November and met a student (also in her 4th year and happens to be Korean) who said she just found out she has haemophobia. She nearly passed out 3 times but by the end of the rotation, she said she was getting better. Luckily, she has no interest in Surgery. She’s interested in Rheumatolgy.
    Same with my flatmate! She’s a 5th year student and she has a phobia for needles. She gets lightheaded every time we do any procedure involved with needles – especially, big ones. But she wants to be a Radiologist so she’s okay!
    But to be a surgeon? 🤔 I’m not sure how that’ll work. I, personally, find the OR very calming.

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      got it. so Cha Eun Jae can be a licensed doctor but not the surgeon keeping in mind her phobias.
      And thanks for such detailed reply.

      Now i have one more question… when she said she wanted to be a surgeon and we saw her taking calming pills (i guess those are anti anxiety pills benzodiazepines to be exact). is that possible.. like how could she got the designation of a with her symptoms.

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        I haven’t watched the drama yet. The thing is once you’ve graduated med school, you’re a doctor but not a doctor in the sense that you’re not allowed to practice without supervision. In most countries, this is how it works – you graduate and then spend a year or two rotating around different departments and then, finally pick a specialty. But you’re not licensed yet, you’re just a specialty doctor in training.
        So, as a licensed doctor who wants to be a surgeon, it is plausible to have a phobia of the OR! Maybe in training process with appropriate therapy and desensitization, you could get over said phobia, at least well enough to stop anxiety attacks. So, as long as she’s not the Surgeon in charge (and she’s just observing or being a 2nd assistant – like being delegated to holding an instrument or something) and if it’s a low dose anti-anxiety drug, it is PLAUSIBLE! But in all the times I’ve been in the OR, I don’t remember being screened for anything. Unless it’s something I’m not aware of, I don’t think Surgeons get screened for being on anti-anxiety drugs.
        But anxiety attacks are too serious of a disorder to be in the OR. No one wants anybody fainting during a surgery. I don’t see how anyone can endanger themself and a patient’s life in such a manner.

        Anxiety disorders – hyperventilations and fainting that comes with it – are too hard to not be noticed. Someone should have noticed it by now. Didn’t she ever fall or falter in the OR? It’s all about technicalities, I guess. As long as she’s not performing the surgery, I guess it’s okay.

        Oh, and you’re welcome 😊

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          *my pharmacology isn’t the best but just realized I’m not sure about the concept of ‘low dose’ anti-anxiety medication because I think the essence of anti-anxiety medications is to calm and not really sedate/put to sleep so you can go about your daily life. Low dose benzodiazepines can be used as anti-anxiety medications.
          I just wanted to correct that.

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      Maybe this is a long shot, but I’m thinking that she was probably fine in the operating room or with blood at some point and developed some trauma that manifests itself as uncontrollable anxiety and narcolepsy during stressful situations. I need a back story too. However, it does seem strange she would pick surgery as her specialty if she had issues before her first anatomy class. I also had a good friend in med school who would past out at the sight of blood. She had so much anxiety during her surgical and OB rotation and would meditate/pray constantly so she wouldn’t just lay out during surgery. She’s a neonatologist now.

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Finished Watcher and i absolutely awestruck by this well executed suspense thriller drama. Especially how it was kept suspicious even at then and can i predict a second season will be on cards ?

Now watching Romantic Doctor 2 is so difficult cause i cant see Kim Sa Bu as just doctor anymore.. he makes me feel like he is still an investigating officer in white gown analysing younger doctors.
And what a fab start season 2 had… i wasn\’t even planning to watch it cause YYS skipped it but just firsy 15 minutes made me hooked so badly. So looking forward to another emotional yet exciting journey with Kim Sa Bu.

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I need help from Beanies who have studied Film Making or are studying.. as I cant afford to attend a Film School could you please suggest me a good book that I can start study to learn the very very basics of film making ?
I recently bought The Film Maker\’s Handbook (by Steven Ascher) and I am loving it so far. I still want to know is there another good book thats MUST read to learn about Film Making.

Thanks in advance.

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    My advice will be very different from what you’re expecting and I’m sorry if it’s not helpful. My school had a very “study this” approach and by the end of 4 years I thought I hardly knew anything. On the other hand a few students in my class branched out, they involved themself in creating creative work outside school while scoring low in school and now they are well aware of using the camera and creating videos. So here’s my advice, you learn creative work by actually doing it rather than reading or studying it. Youtube can be your best guide. Also no film school has some short courses (some also free) . A few teachers would also recommend taking Master Class courses which are by a few good directors, writer, actors etc. So if you want to learn filmmaking to practically do it, doing the latter comes first.

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      thanks for your suggestions and for sure i am not replacing doing with only reading but what i want to know is what i should refer as basics of fps, shot selection, camera movement and when to use which etc….
      so that when i go on doing the things i should have information what i am doing n why….
      i hav taken many Linkedin learning course, watched sooooo many YouTube videos already but no one channel has complete information that i need at one place instead of roaming all YouTube to find… though i hv learned photography n editing by YouTube and blogs and i know its helpful but it takes up a lot of time to search what exactly you need so i was looking for some books recommendations.

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    The book i am painfully working very slowly on: it has a lot of exercises as well to do. Tania Hoser.
    Introduction to Cinematography: Learning Through Practice https://g.co/kgs/SZPLWQ

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Hello Beanies… i am not sure if you all remember my Cinematography Trend post http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/09/trend-inspirations-capturing-the-beautiful-cinematography where i mentioned abt a reverse walk in mirror of second female lead in 30 but 17.

Can you all believe after almost an year i could finally figure out how that was actually executed…and am soo excited to share it with you all.

As of now i am working on to draw it on paper or my tablet and once its done ill share with you all.

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    Please do! I somehow missed your post in September and thoroughly enjoyed it now, it’s super interesting! I was intrigued about the heart lights when I watched it too (they are hilarious in Misaeng) and the mirror picture hurt my brain, haha. It’s so cool that you try to recreate these effects!

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    awesome

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    I remember! Can’t wait to read about it!

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one of the most easiest yet tasty dish that I love…

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Today its Pad Thai Noodles… I havnt tried it but it was so tempting even while i was looking at it on screen…

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chocolate#11 was lil bit better episode than 8th and dint make me pull my hair out in frustration… i did FF all halmoni scenes.
and best part we get to see more of LK being intimidated by CYs extrem closeness while CY being so normal…. and the apron tying was ultimately done.. all the close ups were sooooooooo delicious. i could stare, re-watch al mu life….😋😋😋😋😋

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and today is Chocolate day.. am with all my fingers toes crossed wishing today I\’ll get an episode of same level as of first 8.. dont make it repeat telecast of confused 9-10 epi

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And a good news to make the New Year even happier… one of my photographs has been included among the Top 12 Photographs of 2019 by photography group I am part of, which is run by the mentor I took my Photography workshop from..
posting here the pic and also other pics collage

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