Beanie level: Chaebol’s poor doppelganger
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Time to rewatch Because This Is My First Life because tvn is planning to take it down. Oh guys, why you don’t just buy those sex dolls if you want to prove yourself how handsome and powerful you’re!
https://www.allkpop.com/article/2019/07/actor-kang-sung-wook-revealed-to-have-made-attempts-to-cover-up-sexual-assault-dramas-respond-to-controversy

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I could give it a chance!… Not korean show but one of my most favourit books is getting it’s adaptation.

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    I love these books. So exciting!

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      I was imagining Lyra differently and more younger and little. Her mother is my beloved Jane Eyre from BBC’s series.

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        I love the mom too. You’re right, Lyra should be younger especially if they are planning to make 3 seasons.

        I hope this series is better than the 2007 film.

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          3 seasons = 3 books make sense

          I imagined also the world of Lyra darker medieval style like. I’m curious how they’ll make the hell and heaven part. I think studio Gbilisi would make it great.

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    I watched the movie without knowing it was a book series. I was highly disappointed it didn’t get the planned sequels. This looks like its gonna be good.

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      The movie was typical american like so there was plenty of missing and so far in that trailer it looks much better.

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        You can’t put everything from a book in a movie. That is why I don’t like many movie adaptions of books. There’s always plenty missing. Series are much better.

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          Yeah, I know. But there was lot of character change. The book is spooky in many ways, I love it soooo much and it’s like Lord of the Rings – Philip Pullman takes sources from legends, religions, fairy tales mixing it with recent events, global warming, migration and creating his own imaginary world with great story behind. It’s so complex and beautiful.

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Very very hot 🌞

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    Gorgeous flowers pictures! The colors are so vibrant.

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    Lovely flowers. πŸ™‚

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    @artgirl @korfan thank you 🙏 I need to pick and dry those camomiles for winter, but it’s strange how much they’re loved by flies. The elderflowers are similar with their scent they’re very attractive for insect. But a brother of a friend of mine was telling that they can smell like a cat piss and really they do.

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There was one comment which I want to share, because it\’s explaining lots about drinking culture in SK:

selcri2013_841

OMG… I read all these comments doubting the victims, ok, here is my take:
Last year there was a bunch of A list actors outed as rapists. A lot of cases went like this:
-In SK is part of working life to attend drinking outings. It is unofficially mandatory (They wont fire you for missing out, but they will bully you and make career promotion impossible).
-Sometimes actors call staff or fellow rookie actors to go for a second round with them, specially the females. Of course they cant refuse. The only way to \”protect themselves\” but also protect their jobs is not going alone, often two girls go on \”serving drinks duty\”. Most of the times this is enough to safely get away from this.
-When the male actor or the superior is getting out of hand and starts harassing the girls, the girls will call a fellow coworker to \”go save them\” what it happens is that a person in middle ranks goes to the site and takes home the girls, giving a stern \”warning\” to the male, if it goes well…
This case sounds awfully familiar, and sounds like the girls went by the book but it still turned out badly.
It\’s a shame, but this really happens all the time, people in power doing this all the time, it is really worrying, you should NOT drink like that and not force people to drink with you just to keep a job…

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    I love SK but I really dislike this drinking culture especially since it is a patriarchal country filled with misogynists…

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      It’s my least favorite thing to see in dramas, because it is very rarely seriously criticized. It nearly always makes me uncomfortable.

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        I get really uncomfortable whenever I see these things happening in dramas. It never happened to me but I can imagine the reaction of people, especially women, who had to go through these things seeing them in dramas and feeling uncomfortable.

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        Alcoholism is never mentioned in dramas. All that drinking all the time? Sounds like an alcoholic to me! The closest I remember a character being depicted as an alcoholic was Shin Mina’s character from Tomorrow With You and it was glossed over almost completely.

        SK has a very high alcoholism rate and yet they continue with this absurd drinking culture. Talk about peer pressure. If someone forced me to drink I would be furious. And what if you really were trying to stay on the wagon because you are a recovering alcoholic. How do you bow out from drinking under that situation?

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    It doesn’t help that dramas are glorifying drinking..charactera get drunk to forget problems, drunk at parties, drunk just because. Can anyone name a drama that does not have a single non-drunk character? Honestly…I can’t.

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      the only time I can remember a drama being realistic about problematic alcohol consuming is in Just between lovers. Moon soo mother is abusing alcohol because of past trauma. Drama show how much this have affected Moon soo as she say to her mother how scared she is for her when her mother is drinking heavily. this have really affected her. Her mother start to take it in and enter a rehab senter. I was so glad for this storyline because this almost never get told this way.

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      My favourite drama: Mother, with no absurd drunk people…

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    What was this originally in reference too? I’m having Put Your Head On My Shoulder flashbacks for some reason.

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    Thank you for writing this. So many people need to read this because i see victim bashing or idk why would girls go there sort of comments. I might share this on another site. Basically such remarks just diver the attention from the oppressor and gives them a leeway. Otoh drinking culture in dramas and all is shown as cute mostly but I’m sure that’s not the case in real life and Koreans must be well aware of that.

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      Because some of them probably think if the victims are “at fault” by “provoking tha attack”, they can lull themselves into feeling safe, because they would never get themselve into such situation so rape will never happen to them, le sigh.

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      I’m thankful to selcri2013_841 that he or she wrote this comment on soompi. With the case of Vietnamese woman beaten by her hubby, who won’t get punishment because he was influenced by alcohol I still don’t understand why they won’t change the law. The lobby of alcohol beverages, especially soju, is huge in dramas, restaurants and public transport. It’s like smoking – cigarettes producers are sponsoring major sports events. Not a lot of sportsman can allow to smoke…

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    To add to this, if both Misaeng and real life have taught me anything it’s that trying to get oneself out of drinking in work related cases can be very hard. I had a meeting recently when I refused a drink and I had to make up all kinds of excuses for why I couldn’t drink. I think it’s when you’re put in these situations–especially as it relates to culture–that you understand more.

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      Having said that though, people who take advantage of this to sexually harass/assault etc. others are obviously reprehensible.

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      In my country of origin when you are a driver you have to refuse drinking because there’s 0 alcohol tolerance. In France, where I’m living, people drink & drive & you have to find excuses to not to drink. My partner doesn’t like to socialize when he’s having his 1 month with no alcohol and no occasional smoking, because it’s no fun. I like my glass of a nice wine and a good whiskey and hruskovica but l don’t like to be drunk. Especially the day after l would be useless, feeling terrible and stink.

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      That’s crazy to me. At work functions it’s more common NOT to drink than do. And choosing not to drink is just that, a choice. I usually say β€œno thank you, I’m not a big drinker” and the world moves on…it’s a real shame their is this form of peer pressure.

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    Thank you for writing this, the amount of victim blaming that immediately started to pop up is astounding, but sadly not suprising.

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Instead of watching dramas I decided to do something useful for my older one. The period of fireman is replaced by knights and Vikings so swords are needed. They’re not perfect but that would do.

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Tonight I took neighbour’s dog for a walk. Who would believe that I would find a handful of blackberries on the coast in the beginning of July? It’s delicious but scary!

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That was such a beautiful proposal. ALM:L is β™₯️

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I don’t know but unless you’re wearing the bras with thick pads you don’t see nipple’s shape when cold or excited. I don’t like wonderbra but nice sport or other nΓ©gligΓ© without pads and wires is ok.
https://www.allkpop.com/article/2019/07/sulli-no-bra-pink-hair-pink-lenses-breaking-out-of-the-box

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Couldn’t wait, watched ALM:L raw while cooking dinner, Omo omo !!!

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There were too many people asking God for refreshment so he told his minions to do their job correctly because all of those bells ringing but they’ve forgotten themselves while watching korean drama..

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One’s finished 🀣 It looked more easy to make in my head but it’s like a k-drama.

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It’s a last day for picking some wild abalone, it’s so inviting but no time for it.

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My man gave me two hours for myself 🀣

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Somi is getting to debut soon but her teaser images freaks me out – she’s still at school and this “playful” change into adult is wierd.

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    People had the same issue with What A Man’s promotion during I.O.I. The entertainment industry around the world should fix habit of sexualising minors.

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      that photo especially, I don’t know what the photographer has in his head, you can make stunning decent photos of the bridge between kid and adult’s world without cheap clothes and “striking” pose. Really?! Playmat for babies, boots, net tights – everything looking like from playgirl stage in Las Vegas…

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        Exactly. It looks like they want to make her seem more mature but that’s not the right way…

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The chapel restauration is going well with all those volunteers 😆 it will serve as a gallery and for concerts. The light was so beautiful this morning.

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JB with Keanu Reeves! @raonah @waadmay

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So I watched the last too episodes of \”angel L\” and I like that they did show how an Investor looks like. With all the talk about what happens around idols and what their CEOs are doing and telling…

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