Beanie level: Noble idiot

And it’s here! I can’t even fully process how awesome this entire album is.

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(Don’t mind me, just surfacing from RL busyness to post about DAY6 again…)

Jae keeps saying they’re “curious kids” for a reason. There’s so much new stuff going on here!

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

A night that relieved me of so much stress, inhibitions, and self-doubt. A night I’ll remember and cherish forever.

The night I finally attended my first DAY6 concert.

The night I — a quiet, reserved, introvert — stood in a screaming crowd and jumped, sang, shouted, and danced to my heart’s content.

The moment I — a hopelessly besotted fangirl — raised my hands, lost in a breathtaking snowfall of confetti, and forgot even to look at the band members. I sang the words “이 순간이 좋아” and meant them with my whole being.

The night I stood face-to-face with each of those five beautiful people and told them “thank you” for everything. The night I and hundreds of other fans sang their songs back to them while they gazed out adoringly at us, seemingly still shocked and touched that we know the words.

A night I can only describe as “magical.”

There have been many artists and celebrities that I have liked and admired, but I can’t even begin to explain how much DAY6 mean to me. They were a continuous, renewing source of joy for me during one of the most frustrating, confusing, and anxiety-ridden years of my life. Their lyrics speak directly to my soul, and often even express my exact innermost thoughts. Their words, written and spoken, encourage and inspire me to keep going and keep trying when life is hard. Their music is a comforting home no matter what I’m feeling, an outlet through which to vent my sadness or anger, and a well of infectious happiness.

As usual, Young K’s lyrics say it best: “the word ‘love’ isn’t enough for this beautiful feeling.”

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Just applied for what sounds like a dream job, but I’m not 100% sure I’m totally qualified. Wish me luck! 😱

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Going to see DAY6 in September!! I don\’t remember when I was last this excited! ^.^

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Once again, for the second year in a row, Jung Kyung-ho and Park Sung-woong are here to save my summer from its Drama drought!

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It’shereIt’shereIt’shere! And it’s wonderfully happy. ^.^

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Beanies, it has been such a whirlwind of a month. I haven’t had time to keep up with any dramas, except Arthdal, which my sister and I are watching together. If you saw my TOTM for June (“Homecoming”), then you know that the biggest thing I’m going through at the moment is moving back to the USA after four years of teaching English in China, and I have a lot of very mixed feelings about it. While I am confident that it was time for this change to happen, it’s tough closing that chapter of my life and starting over. Now, back in the USA, I have no job, no car, and I’m back to living at my parents’ house, which is… not a good place. I don’t want to say too much, but it’s a toxic environment in more than one way, and there’s not only one person to blame. We all love each other a lot, but no one really knows how to go about making things better. However, I’ve also only just arrived yesterday, so I’m sure it’ll start to feel less overwhelming as I adjust more and get some routines established.

As for some exciting things that have happened over the past few weeks:
1. DAY6 are finally coming back! And my sister and I are definitely planning on going to one of the US concerts in September.
2. My sister flew to China for my last few weeks there to help me pack up and move back, and on the way home we stopped in Seoul for an extended layover (one day, two nights). We went to Jeju last August, but this was our first visit to mainland South Korea, and we loved it! We took a walk on Cheonggyecheon stream, checked out the Dongdaemun History and Culture Center, strolled through Olympic Park, had coffee and ice cream at JYP’s Soul Cup Café, and ended the day with food and listening to buskers in Hongdae. There’s still a ton of stuff we didn’t have time for, but we were pleased with all of that for now.

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    Welcome back! From my experience, the first six months will be difficult yet manageable. Everything will be fine. Enjoy your new back.

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    -Hi! I’ve wanted to say I was a fan of your article, partly because of the DAY6 pic. I’m so happy to hear that they have a tour and am envious of concert- going Beanies.
    -I’m also at a similar stage of my life right now- recent college graduate. I try to focus on the day-by-day aspect and not let myself get too overwhelmed about the future. All this to say: I’m here for you! Fighting!

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      Thank you! I’m so excited to finally go see them. My sister went to one of their Youth tour concerts last year, and I was so disappointed that I couldn’t. I hope you’ll get the chance too!
      Good luck to you in your next steps as well. ^.^

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    “I have no job, no car, and I’m back to living at my parents’ house”

    I did that back in 1978 when I came back from teaching English in Taiwan. Sympathy.

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      Thanks, it’s encouraging just to know others have been in the same place and gotten through it.

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    Welcome back and please be easy on yourself while you adjust. It sounds like you used every second in Seoul well.

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Beanies, how do you screencap?? I’m working on a submission for TOTM, but I don’t know what pictures to include. I rarely take screencaps while I’m watching, and when I do they’re really not good…

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    You can pause the show and screen cap it on your computer. There’s usually shortcut keys that I use (on a Mac). Sometime I screen cap several in succession and pick the best one. On desktop, I use my snipping tool. There’s a lot of ways you can do it though.

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    If you use a Macbook, press ‘Command + Shift + 3’ on your keyboard to screenshot something

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Ladies and gentlemen: my favorite singer in the world. ❤️🦊

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    most days I’m not even sure if he’s my favorite singer in Day6, but, sweet god, he turned me into a puddle.
    now that we know that KotMS’ PD is a huge myday, I can’t wait to be oblierated by the rest.
    anyway THIS SWEET BOY and the way he looks so soft without his bass I’M CRYING FOREVER

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So what I’m learning from dramas is: The reason I haven’t found my One True Love yet is because he’s probably some boy I barely remember from childhood. Like those sons of my mom’s friends we haven’t seen or had any contact with since my family moved halfway across the country when I was five. My mom has joked in the past about reaching out and trying to set me up with one of them. Maybe I should have taken the suggestion more seriously?

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    He was my boyfriend when I was six.
    But for some reason he moved to a different city and married somebody else?
    This is what I get for atheism.

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    I guess mine is that stranger boy who patted my head because I was crying over some scratches on my knees in the playground when I was about five. Damn, do I need to go back to that place n wait for him to show up?🤔
    with my luck, I might get chased by some guys trying to sell me drugs 🤧

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    I should find my neighbor who wanted to marry me when we were kids. I remember nothing but my parents told me his name. Oh and my dad told him he would let him marry me if he became a landlord. Guess he still hasn’t reached that goal 😂

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      My older sisters once forced me to have a mock wedding with a boy from the neighborhood. Last I heard of him, he was a chronically unemployed drug addict that was in and out of prison.

      I will say a hearty “no thanks” to that fate.

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        Well, it doesn’t count because it was your sisters doing. Your parents involvement should have more weight haha

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    I boy asked me to marry him when we were 9! I did. After 15 years 😬😬😬

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      Aww, how sweet^.^
      Well ok, from now on I’m not gonna FF childhood meeting scenes. They know what they are doing! They have a point!

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      That’s a sweet childhood connection! Per drama standard you’re destined to each other ☺️

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      There’s a writer out there who can turn that into 16 episodes of television.

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      Aww that’s sweet!

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    *calls husband-to-be and says, “Did we meet when I was 6? if not, you might not be the One.”*

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*Insert weekly post about crying over Nokdu Flower here.*

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    I agree – it is getting so hard to watch how the younger brother is spiraling into his own dark hell as a sniper, his older brother trying to keep it together and keep his team alive and Lady Song who is caught in the middle.
    Knowing the history of when the Chinese and Japanese get involved and the end result.
    But this show is done so well I can’t stop watching (and feeling so sad about it)

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      I think the worst — and best — thing about Yi Hyun especially is that he’s clearly losing himself, and yet I understand the decisions he makes. They’re mostly wrong decisions, and turning him into a very cruel individual, but I understand why and how he’s becoming what he is. It’s heartbreaking to see him go from being so gentle and idealistic to being so disillusioned and vengeful, though. I’m both dreading and desperate for the brothers’ next meeting.

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        He was aware of how awful and corrupt his father is, but instead of being able to make a change through “civilization” he is falling down the hard path of going crazy.
        But that happens to people who go through intense combat – the only way they can cope is to be as bad as the others….

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          Exactly. Yoon Shi-Yoon is doing such a fantastic job of showing that trauma and how it totally changes Yi-hyun’s view of the world.

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      Oh my…so it looks like Gaksital.

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OMG those transitions.

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Oof, wow. Nokdu Flower. I don\’t want to say too much since not many have watched it yet, so somewhat vague spoilers in the comment…

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    That was one of the hardest-hitting betrayals I’ve experienced in a while. I knew we were going to get here eventually, I just didn’t expect it right at that moment. I was actually starting to feel hopeful, only to have that hope crushed in one blow. I feel personally hurt — not just hurt on Yi-kang’s behalf. Well done, Show; you made me cry.

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I swear, every time they perform a new acoustic version of this song, it becomes my new favorite. And here we are again. <3

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Have I mentioned how good Nokdu Flower is? Because it is SO GOOD.

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Rescue Me 2 is finally here! It’s definitely not the same show as season 1, but it’s not trying to be, and I’m ok with that. Though I do miss Woo Do-hwan and Seo Ye-ji.
Also:
1. I wondered if they might tease us with Jo Jae-yun’s character and create doubt over whether he’s actually Jo Jae-yun’s character from season 1, but it seems pretty clear that he’s not. I’m slightly disappointed, but only slightly. Because he was scary.
2. Does anyone else think Kim Young-min looks like DAY6’s Wonpil? Fans always compare Wonpil to Park Bo-gum, and while I can see that resemblance too, the moment Kim Young-min appeared on screen, how much alike they look was all I could think of. (That he was doing something music-related probably helped, but it’s also in his mannerisms and even the way he’s built.)
3. Speaking of Kim Young-min, his character is easily my favorite and the one I’m most worried for. I can see him either emerging from the coming deception with newfound faith and purpose or being totally, horrifically disillusioned and corrupted. I hope for his sake it’s the former, but either way I’m excited to see where the show goes from here.
4. This town is such a mess. I can see how a false teacher is going to have wide open opportunities to control people, especially when he’s as convincing as this one.

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It’s taken me a few days to decide what to say about Psychometric. The final episodes hit all the right notes for me, and left me satisfied. As a whole, I very much enjoyed the show with its interesting “balance” of extremely dark mystery and bright, adorable, innocent romance. But, that said, I wouldn’t number it among my top dramas of all time. Even within its run on air, it was almost always the last show of the week I would reach for. I’m content to have watched and finished it, and let that be that.

Or, I would, if it weren’t for Lee Ahn. Him I absolutely loved. Ahnnie was – is – vibrant, caring, and so endearingly dumb, and even his name is so much fun to say. Even though the show got increasingly dark near the end, it could never be unbearably dark with Ahn as its sunshine. So I am actually quite sad that I won’t get to spend two hours each week hanging out with him anymore. Ahn-ah, I’ll miss you a lot. <3

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No, HPL, no matter how hard you try, I won’t feel sorry for Eun-gi, or find him cute/appealing in any way. He makes me SO angry. He thinks he owns her, and it’s so gross. I wish he would just go away.

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    Ugh, and same goes for Choi Da-in. Why do we have to resort to childish, selfish second leads who won’t take “no” for an answer in order to manufacture jealousy and have the main leads confront their feelings? There are other ways, HPL. Ways that don’t make me want to throw things.

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    There does not seem to be any reason for his character, other than to help drive Ryan to Doek Mi – but that is ALL. Now for him to just back off – The two second leads in this show are soooooo annoying. But we are just half way through – what will happen now?
    Jealous Lion is cute – hurt Lion is heartbreaking…

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      You nailed it. He is pointless. He doesn’t even seem like a solid friend to Doek-mi.

      They just have a history of living in the same house and that is all that is being hung on to.

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    Yes, they have a way to go to make a hateful character

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My heart is so full. Thank you, Haechi, for a beautiful show, beautiful characters, and a beautiful ending. <3 I\'ll do my best to always remember that big changes happen little by little, and that really listening to others and understanding their perspectives is how problems get solved.

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