Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

My favorite current child actress Heo Jung-eun is going to be in “Asadal.”
She must be over the moon since she loves Song Joong-ki.

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    She was also in Mr.Sunshine. She’s outstanding

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    She’s such an outstanding child actress, and adorable in real life to boot (from what I can gauge in her award show appearances lol) <3

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“ASADAL CHRONICLES”
THE FOUNDING OF OLD CHOSUN (WANGGOM CHOSUN)
(from Samguk Yusa Book 1)
PART 1.
In the Wei-shu it is written, “Two thousand years ago (Traditional date: 2333 B.C.) Tangun, otherwise called Wanggom, chose Asadal, also described as Muyop-san in the province of Paekju east of Kaesong, at a place now called Paegak-kung ( modern P’yongyang) as his royal residence and founded a nation, calling it Chosun, at the same period as Kao (legendary Chinese Emperor Yao).”
In the Old Book it is written, “In ancient times Hwan-in (Heavenly King, Chesok or Sakrodeveendra) had a young son whose name was Hwan-ung. The boy wished to descend from heaven and live in the human world. His father, after examining three great mountains, chose T’aebaek-san (the Myohyang Mountains in north Korea) as a suitable place for his heavenly son to bring happiness to human beings. He gave Hwan-ung three heavenly treasures, and commanded him to rule over his people.

“With three thousand of his loyal subjects Hwalll-ung descended from heaven and appeared under a sandalwood tree on T’ae’baek Mountain. He named the place Sin-si (city of gpd) and assumed the title of Hwan-ung Ch’onwang (another .title meaning heavenly king). He led his ministers of wind, rain and clouds in teaching the people more than 360 useful arts, including agriculture and medicine, inculcated moral principles and imposed a code of law.

*Map* shows Mount Paekju (Baekdu) where our story started. Another sageuk set in North Korea.

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I’m SO happy that Song Joong-ki finally confirmed to be the lead as Eun Seom later King Dangun.
I’m going to research the heck out of this era before the show starts.
Official Title:” Asadal Chronicles”
If I understand correctly, this is not strictly historical but based off a chronicle of events as it is an account of beliefs and folklore of medieval Korea.

I’m officially dedicating my wall for weekly research on “Asadal.”
I read the story of his birth and it’s similar to “The legend’s” opening scene.

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    Ooooh I look forward to reading the results of your research! 😀

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    Looking forward to this one!

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      I don’t remember watching any sageuk during this era. This is exciting!

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    I think it’s too big of a show for them to ignore but I really hope viki or dramafever will pick it up.
    It’s a historical drama and the fans are more knowledgeable imo. I can’t imagine Netflix subbing “Six Flying Dragons” or “Queen Seon Deok.”

    I really hope @headsno2 will be back to recap it 🙏.

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    I’d much rather see viki get it along with a subbing team that’s into the folklore.

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    This is exciting for me too! He is come back in a sageuk. With Kin WOn Suk PD Nim at the helm. OMG! 2019 please come faster haha

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💖Kyuhyun💖
“밀리언조각” “A Million Pieces”

난 당신이 그리워요 😥.

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Disneyland at night 😍.
If you are planning on going to Disneyland, do stay for the Pixar fireworks at 9:30pm. It’s the best part!!!!

Hope you are all enjoying summer!!!

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    So jelly!!!! But, I will be going to Disney World in the fall, so I guess I will survive. Nobody does fireworks like Disney.

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      Right! Nobody does. The music, the characters etc etc. They spent around 50k per night on fireworks alone. It’s truly magical.

      So happy for you! It’s going to be great during fall! You won’t have to deal with the summer crowd although it hasn’t been so bad this year until Pixar Pier opened last weekend.

      I hope to see pictures of your trip :).

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        We are going in time for Toy Story Land to be opened in WDW, so I won’t be totally missing out by not going to Disneyland this year. I will post some pics if I remember!!

        Unfortunately, next year it would be great to go back to Disneyland- but hell no! Not when Star Wars will be opening in 2019!!! I shiver to think of the crowds…😱

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          Yep it’s going to be so crowded next year but it’ll be fun too. I’m looking forward to the new millennium falcon ride.
          They are taking Bug’s land down and replacing it with Marvel Land or something like that.

          I think California Adventure is not about California anymore lol. Most of the rides and entertainment has nothing to do with Cali anymore. Even Soaring has been replaced from over Ca to over the world. The Ca Screaming is now called Incredicoaster lol.
          Maybe they should rename that part of the park to Pixar/Marvel something.

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            I can definitely see them replacing Bug’s Land with something different. But, it was always a nice quiet area to relax and that will obviously go away if they remodel. I am not sure if I like the idea of a Marvel themed land. It’s too Universal-ly and doesn’t scream Disney magic. What are they going to do? Put in a fake NY? 😂 Then it really won’t be about California anymore. Hahahaha I do think that some of the revamping was necessary to keep that park alive, because until Cars Land came it really wasn’t that successful in comparison to Disneyland. Not that it will ever beat the draw of Disneyland, but now I think it gets a much bigger crowd.

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            I feel kind of sad for the little kids who loves Bug’s Land and yes, it’s always relaxing over there. Kind of hidden in the middle.
            I don’t know how they are going to do this Marvel thing. It’s kind of a small spot for such a huge and popular universe with so many superheros.

            I’m guessing they want the two parks to share the crowd evenly. The most crowd has been Disneyland in forever until lately.
            Most of my friends and families only want to go to Ca Adventure which works out for me because it’s always available on my pass.

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jTBC’s “Life” trailer.
Can’t wait to see familiar actors from “Forest of Secrets”
Main characters: Jo Seung-woo, Yoo Jae-myung (about time), Lee Dong-wook, Moon So-ri and Won Jin-ah.

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Lee Chang-dong’s slow-burn drama was named the festival’s top film by FIPRESCI and the International Cinephile Society.

The FIPRESCI awards, which were chosen by a nine-person jury of critics from seven different countries, went to “Burning” in the main competition, with the jury citation calling it “a visually stunning film and an emotionally complex comment on contemporary society”; and Lukas Dhont’s “Girl” in the Un Certain Regard section, which the jury lauded for “its bold integrity in tackling gender issues and displaying incredible poise.”
The International Cinephile Society, which is made up of 21 critics from around the world, also gave its top award to “Burning.” In fact, wrote the group in its announcement, Lee Chang-dong’s film “burned the competition to ashes in virtually every category” and “should technically have won everything but Best Actress.” But the ICS follows the same rules as the official Cannes jury, which rules out giving any other awards to the film that wins the Palme d’Or.

I’m disappointed like many of the professional critics that “Burning,” the most highly regarded film in Cannes’s history was totally ignored by the jury headed by Cate Blanchett.
On the other hand, I’m glad they didn’t go back to Korea empty handed.

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    I can’t wait to see this film. I hope it will hit a big screen near me.

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Prediction: Cannes top film honors. (by A Dowd AV/Film)
Palme D’Or
Will win: Capernaum

Should win: Burning
South Korean director Lee Chang-dong’s mysterious drama about class, privilege, and unrequited affection casts a spell that’s hard to shake. No movie at Cannes this year put its runtime to better use, and nothing built—quietly, carefully, masterfully—to a more satisfying endpoint. If it’s the movie itself that matters most, Burning deserves this.

Grand Prix
Grand Prix
Will win: Burning
Every year, Screen International holds an ongoing poll of the Cannes competition titles, soliciting star ratings from a panel of international critics. Burning hasn’t just topped the 2018 edition of the poll; it’s edged out the record-breaking average Toni Erdmann managed to become, with a 3.8, the most highly regarded film in the grid’s history. It’s hard to imagine the jury ignoring the acclaim showered on this movie; the Grand Prix, or second place, feels like the likeliest acknowledgment.
(Winners will be announced tomorrow). Rooting hard for Korea’s “Burning.”

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The 71st annual Cannes Film Festival is currently being held from 8 to 19 May 2018.
Lee Chang-dong ‘s “Burning” starring Yoo Ah-in and Steven Yeun is competing for the Palme d’Or (the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival). If “Burning” wins, that would be the first for Korea.
Best of luck!

Fighting!

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Nam Ji-hyun’s upcoming sageuk with Do “Dear Husband of 100 Days.”
I was so excited about this show until I read the summary:
“Lee Yul falls off a cliff and nearly dies in an attempted assassination. He loses his memory, and wanders for 100 days under a new name and personality. During this period, he meets Hong Sim, head of the first detective agency in Joseon.”

Cliff of Doom – check
Memory loss- check
Hidden identity (crown prince)- check
In just 3 sentences. Whoa show, are we supposed to take you seriously?

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“Pretty Noona”
I have never watched a show and said to myself “this heroine has most of my flaws” but I do with this show.
Sometimes I’m a hot mess, do stupid and immature things, indecisive, insensitive, insecure etc but I am also kind, respectful, loyal, compassionate etc.
While I watch dramas for entertainment, once in a while some shows deals with real life issues that kept me thinking about it a lot. “Mother” was one of those shows.

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    “this heroine has most of my flaws” is me too. It’s probably why I don’t like Jin Ah too much.

    Also – whoa, what a picture. You do realise that constitutes a Jungkook attack and violates a possible peace treaty somewhere? Damn.

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Woot! My sageuk oppa is finally back in “Asadal.”
❤️❤️Song Joong-ki and PD Kim Jin-won together again! ❤️❤️

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Yoo Ah-in and Steven Yeun in “Burning.” (May 17)
(My most anticipated film of the year ).

‘Burning’ is story about youths that speaks with the heart.

Watching a Lee Chang-dong movie is not exactly a “kick back and relax” type of experience, as the director challenges viewers by posing questions as a form of communication, inviting them to ponder relevant issues in modern society like one of ethics.
“This film is a story of youths, and one I wished to communicate with them through their sentiments and emotions,” Lee said, adding that although questions about ethics may usually involve intellect, this movie is closer to the heart.
The movie is based on “Barn Burning,” a short story by Haruki Murakami inspired by William Faulkner’s short story of the same name, which explores a mystery about a man who burned down a barn and the metaphor it stands for.
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20180504000672

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    Oh my god THANK YOU SO MUCH you made my day!!!!!!!! I’m so happy YAI IS BACK and I love Murakami! [email protected]@

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      I’m very impressed with his choices in films.
      While I don’t worship the grounds he walks on, I think Yoo Ah-in has earned his place in Chungmuro as a solid film star.
      Impressive for an actor his age who didn’t start off in films. I can see him as one of the top film actors in the future.
      It’s not easy to cross-over from drama to having a solid film career but he has done it in only a few years.

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    Wow, now I’m hyped for it too!

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“Sometimes it’s all the small things that count.. not everything has to be highly detailed or perfectly planned, the kind and generous things mean the most.”

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There’s just one legitimate synonym for Friday. BOOM SHAKALAKA!

Excited to watch “Pretty Noona” in a few hours.

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The beautiful and talented Son Ye-jin <3.

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That giddy feeling right before you start a new book.

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It’s Monday. Don’t forget to be awesome!

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Are they dating?
PD Ahn’s answer: LOL.

“All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.”

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“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

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