Beanie level: Errand boy

A heart’s a heavy burden. 💗 – Howl’s Moving Castle

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Finished Howl’s Moving Castle. It was so beautiful though I personally find the war scenes difficult to watch. Apart from that, everything is beautiful. Want to have my own Howl. <3

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    It’s really hard, especially at the end when her cursed son returns and she is like the war can stop now and it stops. That’s horrifying because in real life it works like that too.

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    You should read the book too. The movie doesn’t really follow the book. I find the book to be more interesting

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      And that’s is precisely what I was thinking yesterday! I’m sure I can order this book online..

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About to watch Hospital Playlist ep.4.

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Felt relieved after reading and commenting on the recap of Hospital Playlist ep.3. Now go to bed.

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There will be quite a number of Studio Ghibli\’s animes available on Netflix in my country on the coming Wednesday. Can\’t wait to see Howl\’s Moving Castle as one Beanie\’s recommended.

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    I LOVE Howl’s Moving Castle. We have almost all of their stuff here but that is not one of them. That would be nice to watch while we’re stuck in the house.

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      I’m also excited as I have absolute no idea as to what the story is about and whether I’ll like it. I guess I’ll find that out in the coming week. 🙂

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    Owl’s Moving Castle is reeeeally good! Enjoy!

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    Hello 🙂
    Tried replying on the other thread but it didn’t show me the reply option. You will love all that studio ghilbi has to offer. In case you want to check out anime beyond ghilbi studio’s offing, let me know.

    As for Japanese dramas… I haven’t seen many but no Koi Tsu… is not over the top. If u like cute romance then you will like it but if romance is not your cup of tea then that is fine. Also, some of the slice of life dramas (try midnight diner on Netflix) is cute, romantic about life, simple and nice.

    Let me know if u end up seeing any. I check the forum every once in a while and yes, stay safe.

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      Thank you @noone. I also hope that you’ll be safe during this difficult time.

      I’m still enjoying watching animes from Studio Ghibli. I didn’t rush through all those offered on Netflix. I’m taking things slow, you know. 🙂 That way, I think, I can appreciate each one of them (as well as dramas) more.

      I just finished Howl’s Moving Castle today, you can see that on my Fan Wall. There is some kind of magic in Studio Ghibli’s work I think. I ended up smiling through the animes. From the ones that I watched, i.e., Kiki’s Delivery Service, Arrietty, Spirited Away, Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle, I think I can say that I love the work of Hayao Miyazaki. I once watched The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and I, to say the least, didn’t like it at all.

      I’m glad that there are many animes from Ghibli available on Netflix in my country these days. I don’t know if it’s because of the Corona virus or anything, but Netflix in my country has added many interesting shows these days.

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Rewatching Hospital Playlist 3 ep.3 and it\’s even more beautiful. Is it the strategy of the director-him that everything happened so fast that viewers need a rewatch for every episode?

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    And you notice so many things in the rewatch that you are not really meant to understand on the first watch! For example, ik Joon takes a photo of the ER patients scar and shows it to Jun Wan, mentioning that his sister has a similar scar and similarly when Song Hwa’s residents are walking out of the OR with crest fallen faces Ik Joon stops them to chat with them and mentions that he knows someone from the korean military academy but right at the moment his phone rings so he isn’t able to complete his sentence! Lastly, towards the end of the episode when he’s talking to his parents he says “why would she see me or she’s not here to see me” (smth along the same lines). It’s only on the rewatch that we realize he is talking about his sister!!

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      Exactly! There are so many things I also noticed in the rewatch. In my rewatch, I realized that this show requires utmost attention to details, as you might just miss what’s there because everything happens so fast. Apart from evident dialogues that seem to pass by without you being able to catch in the first watch, there are also facial, gesture subtleties that I could only appreciate in the second time watching.

      I so want to type all my thoughts here but I’m afraid that there are beanies who haven’t watched this ep yet, so I’ll save them for the recap. ☺️

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        I don’t know why but I’ve been unable to appropriately pen down my thoughts about the dramas I’ve been watching. Instead, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying other beanies’ input. So, I’m looking forward to reading about what you think.

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      Didn’t notice these things. Now, I’ll have to go rewatch the episodes.

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        If you are running through the eps again (but that’ll take 6 hours!) do tell me if you notice something about their facial expressions and gestures. When I rewatched those episodes, I could pay so much attention to almost everything because I already knew the main storylines. I think that’s a plus of second-,third-time watching.

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I have to rewatch Hospital Playlist 3 again I guess. I don\’t want to miss a single thing. Everything in this show is intricate and requires utmost attention. It\’s worthy of watching. Cried buckets.

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    I’m eagerly waiting for the recap! 😀

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    It’s so good! I like all of these characters (okay, Joon-wan sometimes gets on my nerves) and I like that each character has something going on. I also like that there’s no ironclad story and the show is just proceeding as a slice-of-life.

    I’m really sad for Ik-joon after this episode. We started to see how caring he is as a person. He doesn’t deserve a cheating spouse. The stuff with his sister also is unfortunate.

    I totally want Jung-won to end up with Dr. Jang, although I suspect it wont happen.

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      For your last point, I don’t think it’s gonna happen either. But that’s so like what happens in reality – we don’t always get what we want no matter how much we want it.

      I completely understand Joon Wan hehe. I think he looks like he’s a bit rude, but I also suspect that there had been something that had happened to him in the past as well.

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        I don’t think Joon-wan intends on being an ass; it’s just how he does things. Anyway, I prefer people who are a bit rude but do their job well to people who resort to bromides or, worse, who make promises they can’t keep. In that sense, Joon-wan is a good guy in my books.

        I’m still going to cross my fingers with Jung-won and Dr. Jang, but you’re 100%. The odds are stacked against them from the outset. He’s like 40, a professor, has never had a girlfriend (apparently is a virgin? I’m suspicious), and wants to become a priest. She looks to be twenty-something, a resident, is already not thought of very highly by Jung-won (iirc he thinks she’s too Vulcan, although I think the maggot incident might have changed his mind a bit), and has unintentionally been cast by Jung-won as Ik-joon’s fake mistress. To be honest, it would be a miracle if they end up together and this show seems realistic enough to not give us fanciful outcomes. But a viewer can hope, right? It’d be a shame if Jung-won became a priest. He’d be a great dad. (Oh God, why am I talking like he’s alive?)

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          I totally understand you. No, it’s not wrong to have such hope however fanciful that might be. I, too, like Dr. Ahn. He’s kind-hearted though I think he’s too emotional for me sometimes. If I guess, I think he will end up quiting being a doctor and becoming something in the middle of being a doctor and a priest. They -Dr.Ahn and Dr.Jang may become very good friends. ^ ^

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Finished Spirited Away! It’s such a lovely Jap anime and I can’t express my love for it enough. Have no wonder why this film is one of the most famous ones from Studio Ghibli.

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    someone here told me “Jap” is a bad word.. FYI only

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      Oh really? I didn’t know that before but thanks! I’ll be more careful next time 😉

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        I also searched the term only and found quite number of sites that that what you’ve told me. This is new to me and thanks again!

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    This is a beautiful film. (But the thing with the black spirit eating everyone freaked me out big time)

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      I still feel like there are many ‘symbols’ that have been used in the anime. I might watch it again, it’s such a lovely anime after all. 🙂

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    Lovely piano instrumental!

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Because of the names and the fact that I wasn\’t familiar with the writer\’s and the PD\’s work, I had to re-watch Hospital Playlist 1 in order to understand all of that that has happened.

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Music March day #21

I watched Arrietty, which is an anime from Studio Ghibli, yesterday, and I just loved every moment watching it. Watching this one brought me back to the days when I enjoyed Cartoons such as The Rose of Versailles, Sonic the Hedgehog, etc. I don’t know if I’m mistaken or not, but I always feel like there were better cartoons in the past compared to the ones provided in the present. Though the present day cartoons are better drawn, with more vibrant colors and many of them look very much like real people, the stories are more difficult for me to watch and sometimes I even consider them unimaginative at best, and toxic at worst.

This is one song I just love from Arrietty, one of the non-toxic cartoons around.
The attached link is a covered version of Neglected Garden, one of the osts of the movie. The original one isn’t on Youtube as there is a copyright issue here.

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Normally I\’m not that much into anime; but I just finished watching Arrietty and think that the show is such a gem. It\’s lovely and perfect in every way. Can I ask who else has watched it?

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    Me, me! 👋

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      Oh 😀 do you like it? I LOVE it. The songs and anime and the story are just so lovely. I can’t get enough of those songs really. I’m now playing their playlist on Spotify.

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    I love this movie. It is so beautiful!

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I feel like I\’m exhausted after finishing both seasons of Kingdom.

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    It’s exhausting even watching all that running.

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      I know. Honestly, I think they ran almost all the time.

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    Same. And paranoid.

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    Same! My brother and I were just screaming at the TV the whole time! HAHAHAHAHA. IT’S SO STRESSFUL.

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      I think I’m in the minority who wasn’t into the show that much. I guess some reasons I was like that include me knowing that zombies do not exist, and I think the plot was so weak. However, I think cinematography and zombies’ make-up and acting in general are quite top-notch.

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Because of the Coronavirus, my university decided that we have to teach online. That\’s new to me since I have never prepared an online course. Now, I am so behind on Musicmarch posts.

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    my brother is literally waiting for his college to ask the same of his professors…
    🙁

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      I am waiting for the instruction to work remotely from home. I have a feeling it’s coming soon…

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        I heard today that Google has instructed their employees, whether working in the U.S. or abroad, to start working from home right away until the beginning of April. It’s better to prevent people from getting the virus than to cure them if they got it, isn’t it?

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      I know. Actually the university’s initial plan for my course is to begin teaching online from April onwards; somehow, the students did not want this. They want the online instruction to begin right away because of the increasing number of Coronavirus patients, so…

      Well, all my traveling plans just came to an end. As easy, as that.

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    My university, too, has ordered us to stay at home. In the 6 years I’ve been here, I’ve never had a spring break and we’ve been given an unexpected spring break after which, online classes resume. There are only about 17 cases in my country but they’re taking precautions as the country cannot handle an outbreak.
    Apparently, according to my teacher, who’s a doctor and a native, the country’s healthcare is at the brink of death and an outbreak is all it needs to bring it crashing to the ground. To top it off, our university is a teaching hospital and also, houses the largest hospitals in the whole Northern-Eastern region. So, essentially, we can’t avoid said outbreak and the population is mainly geriatric and we have a large population of international students who also went home.
    Now that there are no classes, internationals can’t travel to their country and because we don’t have only a few diagnosed patients (so far), students – despite a lot of them are medics students and should know better – have been released to the public and have nothing to do so, outside I’d even more crowded than normal. 🙃

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    Even my proffesssors are doing online classes. We even had our mids cancelled and every professor was given the flexibility to decide however they want to cover for it. Some decided on take home assignment and some online exams(no idea how they work) but now the off has been extended to 30th may by the govt but we are still waiting for an official announcement from our uni! But I think they ‘ll stick with online classes otherwise we’ll have our semester resume from june/July!

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My Golden Time is so heart-wrenchingly good.

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    One remark: the ending is such a disappointment. Honestly, who did that hairstyle and clothe styling to Jian? Going to study in Finland does not surely account for that.

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Tomorrow is a working day again… Sigh.. There are so many things to do yet with so little time…..

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    Terrible thing to be a working girl and not a chaebol…

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      lol.. I’m glad I’m like this. Yesterday while I was watching My Golden Time, I noticed that it followed the Kdrama trope of a chaebol I love with a poor but good-hearted and diligent woman. I thought to myself how cliche that was. And now you’re mentioning it.. 😂

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That moment when you’re notified of being tag by yourself..
lol.

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I was not a music person, and I don’t think I am now either. Even when I am a person who enjoys many forms of art, I still am not a music person. I don’t normally understand why people can listen to songs almost all the time. It never fails to intrigue me how others can enjoy music that much. For me, my favorite ‘music’ is the sounds I hear when I am surrounded by nature. I can’t say that ‘quietness’ is my most favorite song, as it isn’t that ‘quiet’ when you’re surrounded by trees, mountains: nature.

However, I began to change since I started watching Kdramas. I noticed that I’ll like a Kdrama so much more if their Original Sound Tracks (OSTs) resonate with me and can elevate the moods in the drama. Therefore, I found myself having at least one OST I like the most in each drama I watched. In Healer, though these aren’t OSTs but songs used in it, I love Run, When You Hold Me Tight, and Eternal Love; recalling these songs somehow brings back some of my most cherished scenes in the drama, and I feel just like I’ve only finished watching it a moment ago again.

I found that I normally like songs that are unique and resonate well with me at the moments when these songs were played; I also found that in most cases, these songs are not popular with other people. In Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 2, my favorite song is ‘Go Away Go Away’ by Chanyeol & Punch. In Romantic Doctor 1, it is ‘Walk On’ by Jeon In-kwon. In Another Miss Oh, my favorite is ‘If It is You’ by Jung Seung-hwan. In Yong Pal, they are ‘To My Love’ by The One and ‘So We Are’ by Baek Ah Yeon. In Live Up to Your Name, they are ‘Not Gonna Wait’ by Jaejung Parc and ‘Here I am’ by Min Kyung-hun. And the list goes on..

For me, however, the drama that has the best OSTs is Chocolate. I think that the cinematography and the songs are so good that I was willing to turn a blind eye on every unreasonable thing that was happening in front of me. In this drama, the songs became one of the most important things I looked forward to while waiting for the next episodes. These songs merged so well with everything that was happening in the story. It was strangely funny that, for I who didn’t even like listening to songs that much, waited for new episodes because I wanted to listen to the songs and feel how well the songs merged with the story. In other words, I foud it funny that songs were actually one main thing that drew me in in the case of Chocolate.

I will end this long essay of mine with this song from Chocolate, Special, as a token of appreciation of me getting to be a part in this warm community: DB.

#MusicMarch

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This is not yet a Music March post (seems like you need to be tagged by a Beanie first), but I just want to post this song because it’s the song that I listen to a lot these days. Nothing Kdrama tho.

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I\’ve seen that the Theme of the Month this month is Music March! I\’m not particularly a music person but I somehow listen to music so much more after I became a Kdrama fan.

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