Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

Happy New Year Beanies 😀
May 2019 bring lots of happiness with many good dramas, variety shows and music !
Best wishes to everyone !

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    Saying hello to 2019 also means saying goodbye to 2018
    Goodbye gif with some of the dramas and variety shows I enjoyed in 2018 through live watch, binge watch or rewatch time 😊

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      YOU WATCHED NIF? AND ADORABLE FEI LIU?

      Okay, my apologies for the caps. 😄
      Happy New Year! ^^

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        it was my first time watching a Chinese drama, NIF was SO GOOD, I watched NIF2 but it wasn’t the same, Fei Liu is like one of my fav’ character ever now 🙂 !
        I think that a rewatch of NIF once a year might be a good idea ^^
        I haven’t watched any other C-drama after, so if you have any recommendations ? thanks a lot in advance ^^ (I have The Disguiser on my to watch list, since it’s the same cast and that it has good reviews)
        Happy New Year to you too Giegie ^^ , and don’t worry I totally understand the caps 🙂

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          Hi-five! I love Fei Liu so much! And like you he’s one of my faves as well. ❤️ First half of NIF 2 was good, but the second half was boring. Too much focus on the uncharismatic villain and less on the lead.
          I enjoyed The Disguiser. If you loved the bromance in NIF then you’ll also love the strong siblings’ bond and bromance in The Disguiser. If you are into espionage (double agents/triple agents themed-dramas) then try this one.
          If you want slice of life/youth/campus drama then I recommend Suddenly This Summer. Very realistic portrayal of high school/university life and long distance relationship. Nostalgic and no bitchy and annoying second leads. Just pure sweet and enjoyable show.
          If you are up for another Cdrama historical then you can give Story Of Yanxi Palace a try. It’s 16 eps longer than NIF but it’s worth it. Female-centric show with smart main characters. You’ll love the spunky and kickass heroine.

          This is getting longer haha. But before I forget, yup, NIF rewatch/year is a must. I rewatched the show a few months ago and just like when I first watched it 2 years ago I did not skip a second of the drama. It’s just so good!

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            Wow thanks a lot Giegie, I’ll add those to my to watch list ^^ .

            The spiritual leader in NIF2 scared me, he was so creepy T_T , the 2nd half was so boring I ff plus skip scenes, the villain cousin was so weak , all I thought was : they’re trying so hard to make us believe he’s that powerful and so on, it felt so forced :/ .
            Xiao Ting Sheng’s death got me so hard T_T , it wasn’t because of this season 2, but it was the one character linked to season one T_T , and those few flashbacks T_T.

            I binge watched NIF w/o ff any second, it was also the first time I looked for a characters list and had it open when watching the eps. I rewatched ep1 & 2 twice : it was a new genre to me plus so many characters but so interesting and addictive ^^ .

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          So I wrote a very long comment but my phone died on me before I could hit send. >_<
          Summary of my comment earlier: I hated the spiritual leader, would have dropped the drama if he didn’t die before ep 25 lol, villain would have been interesting to watch and hate if he was played by another actor with strong charisma and screen presence and Ping Zhang and Ting Sheng’s death made me cry.

          I am currently reading the translated NIF novel and though the drama is more emotionally impactful the novel has more depth and details. Here’s the links if you’re interested. (I am not trying to temp you to read the novel, I swear. 😄)
          https://apurpleblob.wordpress.com/nirvana-in-fire-table-of-contents/
          https://langyascribe.wordpress.com/chapter-index/
          Enjoy reading, Kudo! ^^
          And you’re welcome! <3

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            oh no the pain and frustration of losing a comment, I can relate T_T .

            Yep the actor was not charismatic, contrary to Ping Zhang’s actor : wow ! I found AvenueX on youtube and the comments were like that too, just like other comments on the internet saying that the actor playing Ping Zhang is an A-list, so it would cost too much to have him for the whole drama so he had to die ^^’ .

            I used to read a lot, then life and drama got in the way :/ . Seems like it’s not entirely translated :/ , I might drop it while waiting for the next chapter so I’ll save the links and check from time to time when it’s done ^^ (is chapter 134 the last one ?). Thanks a lot for the links 😀

            I don’t remember where I read it but for S1 the love story in the drama is much more poignant and sadly beautiful compared to the books (where she married another man, but it’s more understandable…buuuuuuut I prefer the drama love story, break my heart all the way T_T).

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            @kudoran Actor did a great job as Ping Zhang. His bromance with Ping Zhing is my favorite in the drama.

            I’m still halfway through the translated chapters (but translation is almost done I believe) and yup, Nihuang’s love story is making me really sad for Mei Chang-su. I am not sure myself if I’ll read the entire novel, because though MCS & Nihuang’s story in the drama is tragic, it’s so beautiful and I still prefer it over her ending up with someone else. ^^

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            that episode 12 with the identity disclosure, I don’t think that any other couple has broken my heart like them, I fought the tears back then but I’ll rewatch it later this year, I’ll let the tears fall all they want.

            And the grandma <3 , also YuJin and JingRui ^^, Meng Zhi ^^, Prince Jing and his deep voice, oh so many lovely characters, this drama is a gem <3

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            @kudoran I was just reading the novel version of that particular scene a few nights ago and it felt different. Same setting and dialogues but the feels it made me feel were different. Because I know (so do MCS & Nihuang) that no romantic feelings between them anymore. She is in love with someone else now. They still love each so much but their relationship is already platonic, and it made me emotional, as someone who witnessed their beautiful relationship in the drama. But I think I would feel different had I read the novel first before I watched the drama.

            And oh yes, the lovely characters in NIF. Even the baddies are pitiful at some point.

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            The book version is more realistic and less cruel to Nihuang. MCS is unfortunately fated to be heartbroken in both versions, in a way seeing Nihuang having someone in her life might gave him more comfort than going to war (and his death) knowing she’ll be alone for a while if not longer in the drama.
            (buuuuuuuuuuut still drama version ftw, I read some ppl commenting they were more poignant & dramatic than Romeo&Juliet, I agree T_T)

            “But I think I would feel different had I read the novel first before I watched the drama.” yep I can relate, some movie adaptation from book ^^’

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            @kudoran Regarding MCS’ fate: IKR. He is just doomed, broken heart and death await him. 🙁 (We’ll never stop talking about the drama at this rate. LOL) But I’m glad to have found another NIF lover!

            And yesssss! NIF drama version FTW! ^^

            See you around, Kudoran! 💞

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      @giegie0384 I finished A love so beautiful 😀 , loved the epilogues haha <3 , loved the end it was like having the cute scenes usually seen in the first half of a drama , Jiang Chen narrating <3 …
      but the opening seriously is sooooooooooooooooo cute, so sweet it's like pure honey ^^
      Thanks again for the reco' ^^
      Will probably start When we were young on Tuesday…

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        argh how did I forget this : Lu Yang fav’ character from beginning to the end <3 !!!!

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        *Let me just happily smile here for a minute.* 😊 You are so very welcome! <3

        Aaaand yaaaay, Kudu! I’m so happy you enjoyed the show. Far from perfect show but it left me satisfied and with a wide and happy smile on my face. I just love the gang, and of course the main couple. Such a sweet and satisfying watch! And yesss, Lu Yang is everyone’s favorite. He is just awesome! Both as a friend and boyfriend.

        P.S. “So sweet like a pure honey.”- Ikr. ^^

        I’m currently on ep 5 of WWWY. Let me know when you start it and your impression of the show. <3

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          you know that scene when she had to look for LuYang’s rings at her company and she left the building only to see Wo Busong & JiangChen both in suits with their cars : I laughed so much x) !!!!!!!!

          Yep it’s not a perfect show but definitely a crack drama, just like School 2017 had lots of plothole but I swooned so much <3

          a bit busy this week, don't know when I start WWWY but I'll let you know ^^

          side note : both in "Suddenly this summer" and ALSB they use an app to send vocal messages instead of calling each other *facepalm*, is that a ppl ? or a real thing in China ?

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            I really liked Wo Busing at first but disliked him after he became stalker-ish and nosy second lead. 😀

            I loved the drama, plotholes and all. ^^

            I think it’s a chinese messaging app, so yeah, a ppl.

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    Happy new year, Kudo! Yay SKY Castle! Maybe I should watch the BTS!

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    Happy New Year!

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    Happy New Year Kudo! Hope 2019 is better than 2018! ❤️

    Starting the year with a new avatar too! 😊

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      Thank you 🙂 , Happy New Year to you too Muchie 🙂 !
      Oh yes, please 2019 be better than 2018 *fingers crossed*

      It’s actually an avatar I already used a long time ago ^^’ , changing it from time to time according to the mood, but also the Christmas one is not apt anymore haha x)

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    Right Back At You , Happy New Year 💝💖❤️💜💙

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Seems like someone is having fun at JTBC
Life x Produce101 = Director101 x)
video compilation with the 4 candidates
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-OQBYrcvn8

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Life
a new making film has been released ^^
Cho Seung Woo imitating Hanyang to tease Lee Kyu Hyung is Life <3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XSaxW3aRAk

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    It’s the cutest. And Lee Kyu-hyung’s embarrassed smile made me cackling. I need to make a gif for these 2 cuties.

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      Cho Seung Woo is having so much fun behind the scenes, it’s always a pleasure to see him goofing around x) <3
      Lee Kyu Hyung is a pro, he doesn't leave the chair and stays in his character
      also Life's gifs are always welcome ^^ haha

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    How much do I love that 80% of Life’s Making clips is essentially Jo Seung-woo mock-bullying his co-stars and filming staff. No one is off-limits. The other 20% is him being such a (cute) kid.

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    He’s adorably hyperactive))

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Life ep10 many things happened again and ep11 preview is 😵
Can\’t wait for next week 🤪
In the mean time, a new bts has been released ^^
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEt5J32CN08

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    The one shining beacon of lightness in ep 10 for me was when Seung-hyo pulled over to talk to No-eul when she was crying about Seon-woo’s dianogsis. 🧡💕

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Life ep9
wow 😲
on another note
– President Gu has a guitar in his room I\’m waiting writer-nim haha
– lol at the breakfast scene, the mother loves the dog
– Ost part 2 finally used <3

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    As it turns out, this may be the only show I’m watching at the moment. I can’t wait for the next episode.

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Geunyang President Gu running away x)
In case you missed it, President Gu fan club gifs post 💞
http://www.dramabeans.com/members/kudoran/activity/572567/

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Life ep7-8
new making film released ^^
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcaH4Dkw7uE

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What kind of fool am I ? I should have found this before !
Hwang Shi Mok, President Gu, the day Cho Seung Woo sings in a drama I surrender haha <3

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Life
Waiting for this bromance on screen and not only in the BTS <3
Animated GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

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    JSW effect. Hi’ll have chemistry even vs rock. But yes, agreed – unwilling partnership or something like this idk.

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Life x Goblin : JinWoo the Greek god Grim Reaper x)
There are some scenes when Grim Reaper just pop up in my mind
– clumsy in a relationship
– eating chicken for dinner
– latest is doing housework in ep8 haha x)


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Life ep8
So I\’ve been clear about not liking Deputy director since ep1
In this ep, we got a subtle scene which speaks volumes of his character
when he enters the room, we saw each person from his point of view
Secretary Kang was the only one not getting a full shot, why ?
This guy doesn\’t look at people he considers inferior to him *sigh*

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@gadis special gifs from the BTS for your
#What’sWithNoeulAndSeunghyo?
#Life
collection 😉


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    Heh. These two dorks are too cute for words.

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      now I wonder if after SunWoo confession, Noeul will still behave like that with President Gu or she will back up for some time

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        I have to say I’m a bit afraid of No-eul’s reaction to his sudden confession considering how she practically treated him like a kid all these time.

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    Awww I’m glad to know that she seems to be enjoying her time on set and has such great sunbaes to work with her and to look after her 😁😁😁 Some people as sunbaes seem so stand-off-ish and unapproachable, but I know for sure Lee Dong Wook isn’t like that and Cho Seung Woo doesn’t seem like that either 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

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Life ep7-8
new making film released 😮 😂
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goXl36aEPVk

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Life ep8
So many things happened
SunWoo and JinWoo broke my heart
JinWoo & President Gu might be best buddies as clueless/clumsy in \’some\’ relationship x)
Can\’t wait for Dr. Joo to enter the game next week !

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    Uff… Ye brothers. *sniffle*

    At least now that they’ve tackled it, we can let the game begin. I’m going to support Chief Joo with all my heart. Let’s save the hospital! 💪

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      Let’s save the hospital! 💪 totally agree !
      also I’m worried about JinWoo if he’s also starting to see late Lee Director T_T

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I NEED to save this on my wall x) <3
Forest of secrets fans you're welcome 😉

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Life ep8 preview
There’s so much going on and then we got those light funny moments
Unpredictable Lee No Eul indeed x) , poor President Gu he doesn’t know how to react haha x) <3
I can't wait !

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Life
Jtbc released a video focused on Gu Seung Hyo,
sharing it for our President Gu’s fans <3

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Life
Jtbc released another video focused on JinWoo,
sharing it for our Greek god doctor’s fans x)

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Life ep7
President Gu being scolded for bringing a dog x)
New gifs added to the the President Gu fan club gifs post 💞
http://www.dramabeans.com/members/kudoran/activity/572567/

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    This entire scene was ❤️

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      I laughed when checking jtbc yt channel and laughed again watching the ep subbed ,it’s so funny x)

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        Right!? He legit looked like a little kid getting scolded by his mother. Expressions on point!

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