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if you love all things literary, check out our Winter chapter of featured books and poems in “When The Weather Is Fine”: https://koreandramaland.com/when-the-weather-is-fine-books-part-one/

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    Ohhhh thank you for this! I never looked into this drama because I have a weird dislike for Seo Kang-joon (reason unknown) although I really liked the title. I’ve read up to number 2 (will read the rest once I catch up/or decide to drop it) from your link and I love it! I now feel like checking it out knowing it includes beautiful literature! Thank you!

    One thing! There are some lines from To the Daffodils that were not translated though and some lines were mixed up. I personally liked this part:

    눈이 오면 눈길을 걸어가고
    비가 오면 빗길을 걸어가라

    When it snows, you walk on a snowy road
    When it rains, you walk down a rainy path

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      hi @earthna! thanks for the heads up. the lines were mostly taken from the subtitles (based on what was translated from the show), so some parts may not have been read out. we’ll relook at that part though!

      and yes, hope you give the show a chance 🙂 it starts off a little slow, but it has a rhythm that’s perfect for winter.

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    Thanks so much for sharing. This was really nice to read!

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    I finished reading your post. Thank you again for introducing me to this drama! I never knew because of viki’s censorship about what poems they read and omg! I’ve read the poem Me, Natasha, and the White Donkey as a carving on a stone at Gilsangsa Temple in Seoul! I just got goosebumps! Lol. I read about Baek Seok to refresh my memory and the article I found said he is Kim Younghan’s lover. She is the person who donated the place so it can be renovated as a temple. Ir’s strange that out of all his poems, this one got placed in Gilsangsa, unless Natasha is also Kim Younghan. Hmmm

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okay i’m TOTALLY into My Holo Love right now… where can i be a Holo beta tester! sign me up 😂 locations here: https://koreandramaland.com/jobs/?search_keywords=%22my+holo+love%22&submit=

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    Holo. Is SUCH A SWEETHEART OMG…. it’s going to be so painful to watch when the love triangle kicks in 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺

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      tell me about it…. >.< i don't think he's gonna go rogue for her but guess we'll see…

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        It’s actually going at a pretty quick pace, the plot—but without sacrificing development of the characters and is still giving opportunities for the viewers to feel and stay emotionally connected with the characters—which is what I like 😁😁😁

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          yes, i’m quite glad it hasn’t lost that despite moving at such a fast pace! can’t wait to keep watching!

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hello Beanies! it’s been a while. hope 2020 has been treating you all well thus far. what K-dramas are you watching at the moment? i started on Forest, waiting to start Itaewon Class and My Holo Love!

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as 2019 comes to a close, Team KDL reflects upon the K-drama year that will soon pass us by. what’s your fave moment from this year? https://koreandramaland.com/kdl-2019-roundup-kdrama-reflections/

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    I’m really looking forward to what you guys will find out about Crash Landing locations! I think they may have used Mongolia for NK? I wondered if it was too difficult to find areas of SK that are undeveloped (but we see them all the time in sageuks, so …). Maybe they got ppl money from Mongolia!

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      hi @bbstl! so far the locations we’ve uncovered are mostly those in Switzerland and within SK. Marion’s the one watching it so i’m not super privy… but we’re happy to look more into it 🙂 happy 2020 in advance!

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        Happy 2020 to you and keep up the good work! Although I can’t believe you’re missing the chance to watch HYUN BIN 😁

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          haha true! i’m missing out 😅 but am watching Psychopath Diary and that’s SO EXCITING!!

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as part of our KDL roundup series, we’ve attempted to give our take on 2020 kdrama location predictions! do you have any of your own? https://koreandramaland.com/kdl-2020-kdrama-location-predictions/

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    Cool! I’d love to see that Winter Sonata allee of trees again, it’s so striking.

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      we’re looking forward to seeing if our predictions come true! ^^

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which K-dramaland neighborhoods made it to our 2019 list? check out Team KDL’s latest round-up to find out! https://koreandramaland.com/kdl-2019-kdrama-neighborhoods/

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it’s time for Team KDL’s end of year round up series, starting with our most seen locations of the year: https://koreandramaland.com/kdl-2019-kdrama-locations/ – which ones are your faves?

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    That looks like an interesting site.

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      thank you! hope you’re able to find your fave drama’s locations on it 🙂

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    Cool! What a fun year-end roundup!

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      thank you my dear! we have a few more to go so please look out for them ^^

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hands up if BOF was your first ever K-Drama! KDL commemorates 10 years of the F4, and the drama that brought me SoEul 💜 https://koreandramaland.com/kdrama-boys-over-flowers-all-filming-locations/

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    No, has it really been that long? Lee Min Ho and Kim Beom will be playing people’s fathers pretty soon!

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any Beanie Monbebes here? 💙 here are some MX7 variety/CF/MV locations: https://koreandramaland.com/jobs/?search_keywords=%EB%AA%AC%EC%8A%A4%ED%83%80%EC%97%91%EC%8A%A4&submit=

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hi Beanies! here’s one of my KDL blogposts based on my latest KR trip! all about Seongmisan-ro 29-gil 🙂

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    While you’re here – I’m using an iOS device and the maps on KDL no longer work for me. Over the map side of the window a message says, “This page can’t load Google Maps correctly.” It then has a box that asks if I own this website with a button to click “ok”. Google maps works on my computer, but not inside the KDL website.

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      ah thank you! yes, we’ve had some problems with the map scripts so we had to take it down >.< still trying to work out the best way to handle this! but thanks for the note 🙂 glad you like the blog entry!

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    It’s so fun to see these places from another perspective. Thank you.

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Beanies! sorry for the silence >.< been busy IRL! here's our latest blogpost on KDL – check if out if you're a fan of vinyls: https://koreandramaland.com/kdrama-lp-pubs-and-record-stores-seoul

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    Did you ever see Love Rain? There’s a Korean vinyl bar predominantly featured there too. I had no idea what it was until I just read your blog!

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      ah yes! thanks for the reminder Ally 🙂 that’s C’est La Vie in Daegu. truth be told, it was only built as a drama set and it doesn’t function as a real LP bar/cafe! but it continues to remain open for fans 🙂 i went there 2 years ago (most definitely a fan of Love Rain, hehe)!

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        I was actually referring to the other one that was in the second part of the show, where the adults would commiserate! But that’s so cool! I didn’t know you could visit it!

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          OH right! good one – will have to check that out! thanks for that @ally-le 🙂 and yes! C’est La Vie actually caters to a lot of Japanese fans of Jang Geun-seok!

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    Hi mich! Good to hear from you and see the new entry. Busy is better than bored!

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      thanks @bbstl! good to be back even if just for a bit 🙂 yes – busy is good but it takes time away from watching dramas 🙁 what are you watching at the moment?

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        I am busily watching Nokdu, Extraordinary You, My Country and Pegasus Market. I really like them all!

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          you sound busy indeed @bbstl! i’ve heard lots of good stuff about Extraordinary You but i’d jumped into eps 3/4 and got very confused… maybe i’ll have to try it again! good to see Jae-wook in there (even if his character isn’t as nice as… Ji-hwan haha – still not over SeolHyun, sigh!). i watched VIP today and it’s… interesting. might keep at it for a while more.

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            I think I like My Country the most and then EY. Even watching the first episode of EY, things are a bit confusing. Thank goodness we have the recaps, whew! 😥

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            My country is sooooo good! The acting is the best of the current crop of dramas imo!

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    Good to hear from you!

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everyone – this is probably the pinnacle of my #TeamPuppy visits: THE subway station. traveled far for this picture (though i already knew the billboard doesn’t originally exist there); but worth it.

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hi everyone! no #TeamPuppy locations today… but guess who’s on the screen with his new drama 🤩 anyone else watching? what do you think about it? (i still miss Ji-hwan and will for a while more 😭)

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next up in the #TeamPuppy location list: UDALLY Seokchon! what a thrill it was to be here too. since it was raining, i turned out to be the only customer for a while, which was nice 🙂

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love how they still had the WWW banner; told the staff I’m an overseas fan of the show and they were really appreciative that i came this far to visit! received some sweet treats in return 🙂

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hello Beanies! it’s been a while… been busy IRL sadly >.< am in Seoul now tho and just have to share this awesome visit with #TeamPuppy!! i even met the owner of the house and she was so nice 🤩😭

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#teampuppy – found the street that our puppy had one last walk with his puppy, Seol-ri 😢: https://koreandramaland.com/listings/ilsan-ro-goyang/ – anyone else still feeling withdrawals for this drama?

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    Niiice! Just the sight of the dog makes me choke up a bit 😢
    Am trying to distract myself with 6 (!) new dramas but I really really miss this show.

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      6!! omg @bbstl! 😱 even at my peak, i was only chasing… 4 dramas? wow! but yes, i miss this show too, especially Scarlett x Ji-hwan >.< i'm listening to the song that Lee Da-hee recorded for the show now 🤩

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        And not one of the 6 has grabbed me yet, hence my nostalgia for WWW ☹️

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          aww i know the feeling >.< @bbstl – am watching I Wanna Hear Your Song, (kinda) watching When The Devil Calls Your Name, stopped At Eighteen and Hotel Del Luna… mostly following web dramas (In Seoul, Miss Independent Jieun 2) cos they're easier to digest!

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rekindled your love for reading thanks to Romance is a Bonus Book? visit these K-dramaland bookstores on your next trip to Korea! https://koreandramaland.com/bookstores-bookshops-kdramas-korea/

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working on some screencaps for KDL and couldn’t resist sneaking back to re-watch some #TeamPuppy scenes 🐾 miss these two so much!

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super super SUPER (puppy level) excited to share that i’ve managed to track down our fan club prez’s house: https://koreandramaland.com/listings/house-dongpae-dong/ – #teampuppy pilgrimage, anyone? 🐾

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