Beanie level: Water maid

OMG OMG OMG OMG ZOMGGGGGG

Just finished Ep 10 of The Light in Your Eyes/Radiant

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came on DB to indulge in some romance is a bonus book fangirling (and run away from work and to-do list) but love, february posts have made me all senti. T_T

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squeeeeeeeee

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seriously, what\’s with socially awkward chaebol men and their obsession with cleaning robots in dramas

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    men in dramas are progressive now. The women can’t be cleaning robots ofc – that’s totally backward. But how can the man be the one doing the cleaning? Enter: the cleaning robot! A neat little solution to the problem,

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      isn’t it PPL.. from gosling to kdramas, all tech products being shown in action πŸ™‚

      lol..i’ve been meaning to buy one.. and if i could earn more even driverless car

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        that is usually my answer to everything i see in a drama.. “must be ppl” but some of these have been adapted off webtoons, which means it was a writerly choice (unless webtoons have ppl too? idk)

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      hahaha… filed under *sad but true*

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    i always wonder, if love is all about money!
    How we must show chaebol and the big emotional gap that a woman will fill.

    In reality, a rich guy is a pampered guy. Rich women are exquisitely b’ful too. Rich guy can fall in love with a rich woman. if he is handsome, he is used to women falling for him and probably will be a playboy or experience. He has brain, so in all probability he understands society, humans and has his own point of view on every person he meets. He has lived a good life so probably is an happy person !!! πŸ™‚

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      i don’t think all rich people are 100% socially functional or even happy. from some people i’ve seen, it’s almost like their basic material needs are met, so rich kids find absurd things to make themselves unhappy with.

      rich or poor, everyone has their insecurities and failings, so i am not sure we can come to the conclusion that they understand everything and are happy!

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        ah!.. i never meant 100%.. but what i mean is that a person does not have to be broken to fall irrevocably in love with someone and neither do all poor girls awesome πŸ™‚

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finally watching #TheSmileHasLeftYourEyes and i like how they use different undereye makeup for each eye to make seo in guk look slightly demented

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oh man, being on here is making me realise that k drama twitter (as awesome as it is) is nowhere as near active as DB is. *resolves to lurk here more often*

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    What exactly does kdrama twitter constitute of? I haven’t really seen much hype there. Are there any good accounts/people to follow? DB is a really active place for drama followers.

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      i had mostly followed beanies’ twitter accounts (there was the mistake cause if they’re on db… they’re posting all the drama content, well, here) and a few accounts that post random screencaps haha

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db\’s latest feature on SIG reminded me of this. not a big fan of his other music but this one is a BOP! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NK9tN33ymg

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Paging all Indian beanies: what do you think of this? I am wondering if I should give it a go!

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    @Ana Thanks for sharing this. πŸ™‚
    It’s a great initiative and if you really want to learn Korean language then you should give it a try. It’s good to learn as many language as possible. I’ll give a thought about this too.

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    Oh! Nice idea. Distant learning is great! And 2,500 is not much at all!

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    that’s such great news…. go for it. and 2500INR is good amount to br invested on a new language… do give it a try.
    I am also thinking shall i go for it or not ?

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It’s like this pigeon is judging me for watching dramas. WHAT DO YOU KNOW PIGEON. SHOO

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I am watching Full House (2004), which is on Netflix now, and I feel like Rain\’s chest should get a special casting mention.

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    his v-neck shirts are like Jun Ki’s hairstyle in My Girl iconic and forever associated to the drama x)
    good watching to you and don’t worry if you start singing “three bears” song too often ^^’

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    Truer words!

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Binge-watched Just Between Lovers. What a nice drama! *happy sigh*

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My dad\’s been admitted to a hospital this last week and today a semi-cute doctor walked into the room for Physiotherapy and my mind screamed \”Bedside PT, Ye Seonsaengnim!\” xD

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    Dr. Yeffect….APAD is so deep in our minds..😉😉
    Hope your Dad is feeling better and gets well soon…

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      Haha I know! I get glimpses of the different doctors and nurses and keep imagining all the personal drama that must be going on, on top of all the work.

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

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    If only, right! I hope your dad gets better soon!

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APAD – I was on the island, firmly, and enjoying joo young joo young and dae bang\’s romance, but but but now that one ship has sailed I am _incredibly_ sad about the other left behind. γ… γ… 

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The first comment under this Instagram post of Lee Yi Kyung’s was someone saying “gwenchana gwenchana” and I immediately read it in his tone from Waikiki and LOLed so much. 😂

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    I read it in his way of saying it while reading your post too. hahaaa.
    “gwenchanna, gwenchanna”

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That blouse is so adorable! I want! T_T (I severely suffer from the K-drama watching side-effect of wanting clothes that will look hideous on me)

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Binge-watched the episodes of Pretty Noona so far and OMG! I can\’t stop smiling!! I haven\’t been a big fan of noona romances somehow but as I find my self entering the noona domain Ive changed my mind

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    It’s funny how that happens! 😂

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      Haha, yeah! Although by kdrama standards 25 isn’t noona territory yet, where I am, I am on way to becoming ahjumma for everyone around

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    Yay! I’m glad more beanies are enjoying the drama. I’m so excited to see where this heart fluttering noona romance is going to take all us~!

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      Whenever a drama shows us the fluff in the beginning itself, I’m terrified about whether they’ll bombard us with all the sad stuff in the next half. If they did that here,,,, nooooo,,,,,,

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LOL. “Ads are like amnesia in a drama, necessary but annoying” – From the Mydramalist site

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Beanies, serious question – how many of you started learning Korean after getting into K dramas? And where are you on your learning journey?

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    I unconsciously started by just picking up words I’d hear often in kdramas and variety and a year later, I consciously found myself understanding some sentences and correcting subs in my head. Then I went on to learn Hangul and let’s just say, I haven’t particularly improved since then. Life got in the way😊 but I can watch a raw episode and get the gist of it but I’d have gaping holes in understanding. Ironically, I still can’t form sentences cause I never really learnt how to… only repeat what I’ve heard like a parrot. And I can read now even though it takes a while and I don’t understand what I’m reading most times.

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      Quite similar for me too! I picked up korean from watching dramas, listening to kpop, plus hangul from a korean app. Alot of the motivation came from trying to understand raw previews and videos (cos girl has little patience for subs)
      – Chinese is my mother tongue and I’ve taken jap lessons, so it helps in vocab, understanding sentence structure and how honorifics work.
      – My vocab is very drama centric eg, i miss you, my heart is broken, don’t leave me. Lol.
      – Cannot form sentences at all and I can’t really tell the tenses very well, eg i know its something about eating, but don’t know whether its have eaten, am eating or able to eat.
      – When i went to korea for a holiday, it was fun to converse with the locals! It was only bits and pieces with frantic sign language but they are generally friendly and very willing to try and understand a foreigner. Also, google translate’s camera function saved my life 🙆🏻‍♀️

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        Tenses… basically my grammar structure is non-existent. I, too, can’t always differentiate between tenses. You went to Korea? That must have been nice. I’m riddling with jealousy. I just want to travel.. at this point to anywhere outside my country.

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          Yea, its nice to get away from home once in awhile and recharge. I hope you get to go for a trip soon!

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        Hahah, my vocabulary is very drama-centric too. I’ve even had an idea for a story based on how so many of us who know bits of Korean know it through this “oppa saranghae” lens.

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      Yeah, even though I actively learnt more words, I’d say I’m at a similar level!

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    I bought books during he height of my kdrama addiction, so I can learn how to read their sentences. I read them for a few weeks, and have been stuck at that phase since. I would like to learn more, but it sometimes much quicker to turn the cc. subtitles on.

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      Amen to that! I try to listen before I read the subs, but it’s just too much self control!

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    AHAHA! Here are my resources:
    I started with Coursera.
    TO ANYONE THAT DOESN’T KNOW: Coursera has HUNDREDS of classes on countless subjects from universities from around the world (yes, world) for FREE. You can pay if you want certification. But if you’re learning for the sake of learning, you can just audit the class, ANY CLASS. If you can’t figure out how to do that, I can help – just let me know.

    Now going on about learning Korean. Coursera has two classes from Yonsei University. Start with

    First Step Korean: https://www.coursera.org/learn/learn-korean/home/welcome

    Then go onto: Learn to Speak Korean: https://www.coursera.org/learn/learn-speak-korean1/home/welcome

    Other Resources:
    https://www.howtostudykorean.com/unit0/unit0lesson1/

    TalktomeinKorean website that has really good lessons as well.

    I will re-post this on my fan wall just in case someone misses this here!

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      In the middle of Mandarin lessons now so I will definitely check this out. Thanks a lot!!😄

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      Thank you! I have been learning on/off for about a year on Memrise but I did check out the coursera course and it was helpful in learning the exact pronunciation of some syllables. TTIMK is such a great resource – someone made a Memrise course from all their lessons, so it’s in a handy format too.

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    Well, I’ve been watching Korean dramas for years now, but I only picked up words here and there..

    It was when I got into BTS that I wanted to learn in earnest, because I wanted to sing the songs properly, with good pronunciation and actually understand what they’re saying.. Watching dramas without subs is a lovely bonus! So I picked up several apps, books, and sites and learned Hangul, and now am very slowly learning grammar.

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      That’s nice! I have memorised a bunch of words with the help of an app, but stuck with grammar, and unsure how to go about it in a way that makes sense and is not *too* much work lol.

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    I fell in love with the language when I first started knowing kdramas and jdoramas, and that was almost 10 years ago. (Wow, saying the years out loud made me realize that I must have been one of the ancient fans in here). Learnt the hangul on my own and now can pretty much watch shows without subtitles (can understand pretty much of what’s happening, but if the dialogues get too long or too technical then the translation is lost on me. Haha).
    Never learnt the language properly, as in the grammar or the sentences structures but from what I know, their sentences structures are different from english and that makes it difficult to learn. I’ve learnt Japanese and Mandarin also and I have to say that Korean is indeed the easiest to learn in terms of the words (or maybe I’m saying this because I have 10 years of korean drama watching experience so my vocab is quite wide), Mandarin is superrr hard because you literally have to memorise each characters and different tones of reading will have different meanings (this drive me crazy all the time), and Japanese is still, my most beloved language.
    I travelled to Japan alone 3 years back and can survive with my basic Japanese, and similarly in South Korea last year, where people will try their best to help you (despite not in english), but I can pretty much understand their instructions and found my way..
    So if you’re learning Korean but not formally, don’t worry. Time will make up for it😊

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      Whoa! You’ve learnt the holy trio of languages (at least for me)! Did you learn Mandarin and Japanese on your own? Also, why did you decide to learn all three?
      I first started learning Japanese but then it got difficult, and I ended up dropping it, and then I thought I’d learn Mandarin (thought it might increase my job prospects), but like you said, it got super difficult. Finally Korean was one I stuck with and which seemed easy because the sentence structure is the same in my mother tongue.
      I have just started learning Japanese again and hope to travel there one day too! How was your solo trip experience? I have never traveled solo and I fear Japan might be a difficult destination for a first time solo trip.

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      Wowww, that’s amazing! I’m learning Japanese, Tagalog, and French in addition to Korean, and. whee. 😪 it’s fun. but a lot.

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    Me! Although it was getting into kpop (about 6 months after I got into kdramas) that really got me started learning.
    I can read hangul (I know how to pronounce the words) but I still can’t understand most of it. I’m understanding more and more when I watch dramas but I still probably only understand around 5% of a drama without subs 😭 I want to be up to 80 or 90% comprehension without subs by the end of the year 🙂

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    In my much younger days I took classes in both Chinese & Japanese. Fun at the time, but now seriously studying languages is too much like homework and I just don’t want do to it even now that I have time.
    I’ve done a little reading about the language, grammar, etc., and I can’t help picking up a few words but I’m 99% content to depend on subs. Spending time studying is soooo 50 years ago.

    But it’s fun noticing all the loan words from English and Chinese, plus some words that sound similar to Japanese — mostly because they borrowed so many of the same words from Chinese.

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      Hahahaha @ “Spending time studying is soooo 50 years ago.”
      Apps like Memrise and Duolingo almost make learning languages like a game… and so I am continuing to stick with it.
      I was watching a Japanese show after a long time and yes, like you said, it was quite fun to see the loan words.

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So… Is anyone else watching Grand Prince?

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Reached a new high(low?) in fangirling today by creating a daum cafΓ© account. But I can\’t see most posts because I\’m not active enough yet?! πŸ™

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    Did you download an app for that or used a link???!

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      I signed up using the browser, but I also downloaded the app. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough korean to understand what’s going on without the help of Google translate so I’m lost γ… γ… 

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        I got encouraged after I saw your post and downloaded it and signed up too 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

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