Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

Just spent two weeks marathoning Six Flying Dragons – friggin’ EPIC! *tempted to re-watch Tree with Deep Roots*

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    YES IT IS

    It took me two months to watch it all (I was watching in a group), so I’m impressed by your two weeks.

    Favorite character/moment?

    I think I’ve listened to the epic OSTs the most since finishing it ~

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      I missed the chance to watch it the year it aired, so it’s been on my list for quite some time. So glad it popped up on Netflix – ropes me into binge watching mode every time!

      Yeh, I dunno how I managed it in two weeks either, but it was that gripping from start to finish. Ahh so many favourite moments – wouldn’t know where to begin! The badass fight scenes, ddangsae, Musa Moohyul and his epic roars, the darkness surrounding Bang-won, the heart wrenching and haunting soundtrack “the song of Chungsan”, the rocky background score to moohyul’s fight scenes, the ideological battles, the growing pains – ahh it was all so good!! So glad it was made as a prequel to Tree…they really did it justice!

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    Outstanding drama!

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      It really is!! I was actually gutted when it ended – you’d think 50eps would have the opposite effect. I would have gladly sat through another 50 eps if they retained the spotlight on all six of the dragons

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        My sentiments exactly!! I’ve also stated before that I gladly would’ve sat through another 50 episodes. I don’t usually say that, but for this one, definitely!! It was just fantastic from beginning to end.

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MoA Ep7: LOL I don’t think I’ve ever been so impressed by a subway PPL before. Creativity at its best. Eat a sub to restore full health, pfft – I’m sold 😂😂😂

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❤❤❤

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My Strange Hero is an interesting watch, and I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had they made the female lead a little more..sympathetic?? I\’m sure it wasn\’t intentional but she comes across more like a second lead who\’s been scorned. At this rate, I\’m going to struggle to see why the two should end up together. Can\’t he just get his revenge and walk away with heroic flair, his cape flapping behind him?!

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    That’s the reason I’m skipping this one. :S Jo Bo Ah comes off as a shrewd, always scheming type of lady and maybe she’s up for redemption later on, but I just can’t deal with these type of heroines.

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    YSH and KDY are my OTP, to be honest. I feel way more chemistry between those 2!

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As much as I loved the scenic backdrop of Spain, I’m so glad we’re returning to Seoul next ep, coz boy am I ready for some answers – anything to put me out of my misery! I don’t want a repeat of ‘W’!

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For anyone interested, BTS are on the Graham Norton show tonight – catch em’ on BBC1 if you’re in the 🇬🇧

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    That segment was ❤️. They looked comfortable and it was just happiness and sunshine. 🙂 I really enjoyed it

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I usually don’t care much for news articles containing the words “boyband”, “Kpop” and “One Direction” all in the same sentence, but the piece written in yesterday’s Guardian was well worth the read!

https://amp.theguardian.com/music/2018/oct/11/how-bts-became-the-worlds-biggest-boyband

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    I really enjoyed this article too. And as always, Yoongi’s answers are thought provoking & insightful.

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      They sure are!! All their responses were great – a very thoughtful bunch! 👍🏼

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Final OST for Gangnam ID – beautifully captures first love feels ❤❤❤

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Aww looks like Do-rae couple had their moments behind the scenes too – playful banter galore! And I’m so going to miss Kwak Dong-yeon’s antics! The guy is an absolute nutcase, LOL!



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    He has the cutest smile! I wish we could have seen more of it. that would be my only vague complaint…

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This finale was too friggin’ cute for words. I’m really going to miss those subtle details in dialogue/directed expressions!! KS totally overheard Mi-rae having her little squee sesh. A-dorable! 💖

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    Mirae is so me the entire series. I can’t. So that’s how I look like spazzing on bed.

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    Things to love:

    – KS apologising for surprising her NOT kissing her
    – KS bedroom eyes/voice, lol he was totally game when MR asked if they “should sleep now?”
    – How KS politely knocked to see if MR was awake to answer her parent’s call – top marks for privacy!! He doesn’t take it as his cue to just barge in!! Well done, lad!
    – MR’s parents were HILARIOUS – Dad’s remark bout there being CCTV and and KS’s post reaction was priceless
    – MR’s mum fangirling over MR’s boyfriend lol
    – Their bus ride to school – I usually find the whole lay your head on my shoulder super awkward in dramas, but it looked so natural with these two! <3
    – MR & KS going to SA's rescue, but still hating on her. She was definitely past the point of sympathy, but they did was was right. The way they parted with SA's character was reasonable too. Really liked it.
    – KS's dad getting served by his former sidekick, and then later his ex-wife lol.
    – Tae-hee ending it with trash formally and without regret.
    – Eun!! Just loved everything about her character!
    – KS calling to pick MR up – too adorable
    – WY sunbae and his closure – like that he remained significant right till the very end. Show didn't just forget about him
    – The actress who played SA – great acting from her this episode especially.
    – When MR let out all that steam and told SA it's like talking to a brick wall
    – KS & MR dating openly in class
    – the fact that KS & MR communicate every step of the way, and off screen too – lol when he told everyone he'd make sure not to kiss her in class was his way of being nice/opening up to people as he promised he would to MR
    – KS's "i'm taken" ID LOL
    – KS sitting next to MR in class – puppy follows her everywhere!
    – KS's birthday party and his pissy mood prior to it thinking she'd forgotten
    – That second backhug and adorable smooches!!
    – Him giving her a heads up of wanting to propose sometime in the future lol
    – their couple tees!!

    Ahh, seriously too much too love!! So glad I caught this drama in live mode. It made it doubly fun to watch! Looking forward to one final squee sesh!!

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      Ooo, I forgot MR singing him Happy Birthday, and him protesting against it – SO CUTE!

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      You are so spot on!!

      I really do think DSK likes her more: it’s like he needs her to breath ( but in a good, healthy way lol). He’s just so happy to hear her man and I can’t get over how much he wants to announce it to everyone hehehhe

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        Kyungsuk is just more expressive with his feelings. If he didn’t then both of them are doomed bottling this all in. But like Mirae said to Eun, they equally love each other. Mirae initiated the matching hoodie! She loves him enough to wear cheesy things like this in public, displaying their affection. Something she would never ever dreamed of doing before – be the centre of attention.

        I really love this reversal in the drama. Usually it’s the male lead who are not into showing off affection and it’s the girl who does everything in the relationship.

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          She definitely became a lot more confident in initiating skinship & affection!! Really proves her point about not easily being intimidated – love that it was her friendship and then later romance with DKS which brought her out of her shell.

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          Really good points!

          Yes! It was so refreshing to see a taciturn male lead actually be the one that wants to openly show affection 😀

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      OMG TT_____TT This is everything.

      -I totally love that “should we sleep now” scene. I`m still dying. And the fact that it took every ounce of Kyungsuk to reply “What?” and his voice still shook. Like OMG.

      And when she came out, he got up immediately all alert. LOL. Like what were you thinking she came out for??!!!

      -That CCTV was so epic. I died. How many times did I die??? Kyungsuk couldn’t sleep from spazzing internally, but he was knocked out after going nuts about where tf that CCTV is in the house. LOL. And then when Mirae confirmed that there was no CCTV, he asked for more minutes to sleep. HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAH He just lost 10 years of his life right there

      -I forgot I didn’t even wish Kyungsuk a happy birthday yesterday! I was too busy crying and spazzing! Happy belated birthday Kyungsuk! Seeing your date by that amazing mountain view, I knew you had a blast!

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        Is the mountain view the very same one from the first episode!? If so, that’s such an awesome bit of detail. LOL forgot the bit where she came out of her room the second time, and how he totally flailed about as a result. Seriously, his mind wandered one too many times in this final episode.

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Gangnam ID Ep16: Awwww, now that’s what you call a perfectly happy ending!! I don’t think I’ve ever fallen so hard for a female lead before, but Mi-rae was just smashing all the way through. ❤️❤️❤️

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    I LOVE ALL THE LADIES (hmmm ehh except Soo Ah, sorry I know I’ve been really nega about her. She’s not bad and I liked her in ep 16, but meh V_V) ANYWAYS I LOOOOOOVE ALL THE LADIES IN THE SERIES.

    SPECIAL MENTION ON EP 16: MIRAE, CEO NA, TAE HEE! Was fidgeting so hard when Ceo Na was talking to her ex husband but dude you don’t even know how old she is??? And here you are spouting stuff about loving only 2 woman in your life? LOL I CANNOT.

    Tae Hee – major standing ovation for knowing her worth. She knows she deserved better.

    Mirae – I don’t need to say. She’s an awesome babe through and through.

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      It was very hard to feel sorry for SA at any point in the drama tbh!! But I like that the other characters helped her through it, not necessarily because they liked her all of a sudden, but because it was the right thing to do. I liked that. It wasn’t all hunky dory for the awful characters, they each got their comeuppance in some way or another! So satisfying!

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        Yes me too. And Kyungsuk dashing off to catch Dong Won and getting riled up over what he might have done. Mirae commented on how awesome (not explicitly but implied!) he was at that time.

        Very glad that Soo Ah didn’t become suddenly friends with them again – it would just feel forced and unrealistic. Them moving on with no hard feelings is really a perfect way to wrap up.

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Gangnam Beauty Ep15: It went on..and on..and on..and on…*stillshocked* mind you, I guess they went in with that intention! 😆

Cr to Soompi forums!

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    Putting the two adorable puppies aside, I actually felt pretty bad for Soo-ah this ep. I kinda wish they would have taken a more gradual approach with her story, rather than hitting us with it right at the very end. We would have spared her some of that intense hatred had they taken the former approach! But also, we’d have gotten the chance to sympathise with her a tad bit more.

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      This is why in the webtoon, sad and tragic her story is, I could not sympathize with her. The webtoon is still not translated to end, so we are still on Soo Ah’s arc, but we’ve seen snippets of her past (pretty much what the drama portrayed tonight), but I just can’t. I think about the things she did and said to Mirae, I simply can’t. Kyungsuk and I are the same, we side eye Mirae for being too nice to her. She too is a victim of “beauty” trapped in the eyes of society that’s judging cruely, but how she copes up with it was just something I cannot overlook.

      And What?! You hated Mirae because her plastic surgery came out good and that makes you not so rare anymore? Pity, her mindset is really a f. up.

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        Her reasoning was really hard to fathom! ES’s reaction to when SA said that was equally priceless – yup, definitely needs help that one!

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    I love the gentleness of the kiss, but what really got me is how emotional it is leading up to it. The final step, an important and a big one: Mi-rae is able to let the man she loves to re-visit her old face, the source of her long suffering and her deep insecurity. She is able to do so because the man she loves sincerely misses it. He sees her as the woman she is, grown from the girl she was.

    Just pure love. It has been a long while that I feel this satisfied about a first kiss.

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      I’ve said it before, but damn I seriously love LSH’s acting!! She displays Mi-rae’s insecurities in every fleeting expression. You’re right, the lead up to the kiss was incredibly emotional. Full of warmth, but also heartbreaking at the same time, knowing how fearful she was of being rejected due to her former portrait. I really hope she’s able to face her past self with confidence in the final ep, and come to terms that she was indeed always beautiful to begin with.

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      YESSSSSSSS, Definitely my top fave in this episode. It’s so raw and beautiful. When he said he missed her face, Mirae laid everything out, her heart, her courage, her insecurity, all of it. All because she loves him and wants to listen to his wish. And when Kyungsuk saw her face TT______TT he had such a longing look seeing her old face. He really loves her TT____TT I felt it. It was strong. I cannot.

      Seriously, Soo Ah, had you been in this room and witnessed Kyungsuk’s facial expression as he saw her old face again for 3 seconds, you’d def take whatever trash you told Mirae to purposely hurt her.

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        Her last attempt to hurt MR felt so desperate….the comment of how she prefers natural scent over artificial one. I was so proud that MR just looked at the concerned KS and shrugged it off with a smile. So proud of uri girl!

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          She is very desperate. Everything starts to crumble before her, and now it feels like she’s back to where she was before, dirt. And I am indifferent about it as she did the exact same thing to elevate herself from other girls.

          That perfume comment was really low. Good thing she said it at a point in Mirae’s life where her confidence has risen up and unlikely to be shaken

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        It was a split sec, but you definitely see KS’s eyes softening when he saw her old face in the pic after a long time – he wasn’t kidding when he says he missed it from time to time.

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          He really does <333 It was all he saw in his middle school – her face, her physique. He didn't care about anything else, but somehow, whenever she was there walking around school, his eyes would drift towards her.

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      ❤️❤️❤️

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    Omg omg omg cant wait to get home to watch this. 😍

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      Oooooh shoot!! Sorry for spoiling it for you *ducks* – desperately needed to squee sesh after tonight’s episode though!

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        Its not really a spoiler since it was implied in the preview. No worries. 😉 just got really excited seeing the actual kiss…es 😘😘😘

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    FML…….

    I`ll be back!

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    SSIIIIIIGHHH.. I have no words TT_________TT I cannot calm down.

    It’s so beautiful. Mirae and Kyungsuk’s first kiss, so raw and intimate, and it happened just right after Mirae bared it all to him – it’s not a wonder he was so in love and kissed her right there. It was the perfect moment. He wanted to make her feel more loved and adored. And there’s Mirae accepting his love TT_____TT I am so lost for words.

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      Yup! Me too. I can’t calm down. Probably watch it for the 2nd time ‘coz I feel like I forgot what happened except for the kissing scene. 😂🙈

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        I lost my breath when he slammed his soju cup and went in like that! eeeeeeppsss, *rolling on the bed spazzing*

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          Hahaha. Saaaaaaame! I don’t even care how I looked like while spazzing! 😂 Ugh! This show is my stress reliever! 🙈 I’ll miss them so much! 😭

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    Omg omg omg!! I’m struggling to compose myself while watching this with my boyfriend. The funny thing was that when I can’t hold myself anymore, I started to blurt out how proud noona I am with all the giggles and such. 😂 Wow! That’s their effect and my boyfriend was so weirded out by my actions! 😂😂😂

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My ID is Gangnam Beauty Ep15: Is everyone still alive?! 💖

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    Not really…I think u need CPR…

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      I meant I….

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        LOL make that the both of us! I think I got cavities watching this episode – puppies were too adorable!

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          Sooo adorkable….my heart was just thumping….I think I got butterflies in my tummy too….. I really need a Do Kyung Seok in my life.. that will tell me I like you cos you are you…

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    Hanging on by a thread.

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    still here and smiling from ear to ear!

    But honestly, I think he wanted to jump her from the moment she said her parents weren’t home, and then even more when she fell on him on the couch.
    I could almost feel the hunger emanating from him – he is a young man after all…..

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    Alive and kicking! 😂 This episode is too precious! ❤

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    I`m shookt that I actually didn’t die from rolling off my bed down to the floor spazzing. I`m still managing to type a reply to you………..

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Just caught up with Life, and I surprisingly enjoyed it, right till the very end. Nothing exciting ever really happened, but it did leave me with an overall feeling of, meh, well that\’s just life.

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    So nothing mind blowing like Forest of Secrets?

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      It’s nothing mind blowing, but it’s true to life in a way that reminded me that these characters are only human. They are realistictally flawed, but we left them with a precious lesson for the rest of their life. And I’m happy with that.

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    Office politics in tv programs is never sexy, but they really did give it the college try.

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A question for all you GIF makers/lovers out there: what would make a good Kdrama GIF to help break the ice at the start of a training session aimed at working professionals in the field of education?

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    I feel like this is a riddle. There are too many stipulations my brain hurts. 🤣 But how about the college scene where Dae Young and Ji-woo are studying at the library and she falls asleep and he catches her head? That seems cute and education related and you can say something about the training hopefully not being so boring that they fall asleep, but if they do, hopefully their neighbor will be nice/smooth enough to catch them. There’s also the ALSB one too. But that’s a c-drama.

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      I guess it only needed to be an icebreaker – my apologies for making your head hurt with all the additional (and unnecessary) stipulations, ha! Thank you for your suggestions though – a library scene totally makes sense. Here you go, have a cookie for even having bothered responding to this post, lol.

      And sorry for being dense, but which drama are Dae-young and Ji-woo from? I’m assuming the Chinese drama you’re referring to is ‘A Love so Beautiful’?

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        Let’s Eat 3. It was just recapped so you can skim the episodes to see which one it was. I think there’s even a screen shot on the recap of it.

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        Yes, that cdrama is the right one.

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Awww, now that’s what you call a backhug! ❤



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    And that conversation about when they started liking each other. These 2 are so honest, its so refreshing!
    And finally it was good to see Mirae give in and enjoy the moment.

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      And when he said he liked her scent….. TT________TT I honestly wish the perfume plot was more integrated in the drama. It shaped Mirae in the webtoon, and she doesn’t fuss over which perfume to use when she’s with Kyungsuk cuz it’s always this scent she’s reminded of him. He told her he hated perfume in general, hated that scent she wore, but as time passed, when somebody asked what type of girls he’s into – he said a girl who wears perfume!!!! I thought it was so sweet.

      Either way, this was a lovely touch in reference to perfume.

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        I was half-expecting him to call her out for not giving him a candle yet! our boy is petty. he knows WY sunbae got one..
        am impressed he is being calm about it!

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          Honestly I won’t be surprised if he’s a changed man now, and doesn’t do petty stuff anymore. He’s finally got the girl and nothing could make him get jealous of. Well I can hope!

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        Ah is that how it went in the original webtoon! That is super sweet. I do prefer the subtle changes they’ve made in this drama version though. I guess their first and foremost reason to personalise the perfume was for PPLs sake lol, but luckily it works on multiple levels.

        1. Fact that DKS first associated that particular scent with his mother, and therefore was something he rejected. I thought it a nice way to re-connect these (once lost) souls together again; I like that the scent remained with them through their bitter past all the way through to their present state where they’re now comfortable and at peace with one another. It ties back nicely to what the mother said during her lecture bout the scent always being a lingering presence through a person’s life journey.

        2. The convo between WY and MR regarding how the scent changes to become its own unique scent when applied to a person’s skin is nicely linked too. I ❤️ that what lingers with DKS is not just any perfume, but MR’s own personal scent which changes according to the perfume she wears.

        3. Just like how he identifies her through her scent, it makes sense for MR to want to choose a scent which she’d personally identifies with DKS. Although I was hoping the scent she gives to him would be one personally made by her – but either way, ha, the ppl totally works in the writers’ favour! Overall, I am loving how they’ve incorporated scent as a factor which ties all these different characters together. Thoughtfully done!

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          This was nicely put!

          Honestly I barely noticed the perfume’s presence in the drama (ironically!!!), but now that you’ve listed all this, it did incorporate the scent (be it perfume or the candle) in its own way. So thank you!

          I was hoping Mirae also make a scented candle for Kyungsuk, but I guess gifting him a scent he can wear when he is with her works better, as both their scents will complement each other too!

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      I seriously love LSH’s change in expression during the backhug scene – you can trail the exact moment she simply eases into his embrace. It was a nice contrast to all the times she was left feeling anxious lest someone discovers them. Beautifully done! ❤️

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    They’re so sweet and so innocent. I`m not even upset that I haven’t seen a kiss. Like, I`m just proud of these little changes in their relationship – holding hands, now backhug. They look so in love and happy.

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      It’s just that they both understand each other so well and care for each other so much, nothing else matters. Even after she confessed, he sat next to her leaving ample distance between them. They were just happy knowing they both like each other.
      I like that KS is being assertive in making some moves – never letting go of her hand, hugging her.. She is not going to make any initiative in this, so am glad our boy knows what they both want!

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        Yessss soo agree that he maintains personal space. That scene before they got caught by his mom, I thought he moved to get closer to her. But nope, he moved to touch her arm and assure he’s not mad. like…….

        LOL. He def is taking the initiative. nothing’s gonna happen if he doesn’t. freag, I remembered that first scene he was like “Should I do some research.” hah

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          I love that at each momentous occasion that KS and MR grow closer together, we visibly see DKS let out a contented sigh. It’s such a lovely directed touch! Like the fireworks scene, when she declares her feelings for him, when they first held hands, when he’s able to keep a firm hold of her hand this ep, and of course during the backhug scene. It’s ever so subtle, but you definitely see how at ease DKS is during these key moments. ❤️

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            Ohhhhh TT_____TT

            I love it!!! All these little things!!! I just re-watched them now. They’re so beautiful – he’s suffocating with happiness, he needed those deep breaths.

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            “DKS let out a contented sigh”
            well, the boy has been trying for an entire year! He cherishes every moment.

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Kyung-seok ain’t never gonna wash that hand again, is he?! Lol

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    how adorable these 2 are!!
    nah, that hand is never getting washed ; ))

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      😂😂😂 I love that the next day on the bus he “declared” when MR mustered enough courage to hold his hand:
      “Let’s stay like this until we get there.” He is NEVER gonna let her go!!

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        Also that sweet moment when he changed his hand position to hold her hand properly in a very comforting way. It’s a small gesture but so thoughtful.
        I can’t wait for his dating techniques. And he is in for a surprise – MiRae is no less, She is going to be vocal too.

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          PD-nim really knows how to direct hands. Last week we got that awesome gentle hand wrap umbrella pull, and this week we get this beautiful turn of the hands to enable to hold her entire hand and rests it on his lap.
          *dies and surrenders in complete bliss

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          Okay we are waiting for next level of holding hands – interlacing fingers…….

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          It’s 2am my time and I’m still up wide awake reading your guys posts! Thank goodness it’s saturday or I would have called in sick………… 🤯🤯

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            Am so glad this is a weekend drama.

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            Omg! I’m so laaaate! 😂 But yes, we’re going crazy over their holding hands and I can’t imagine how we’ll react once they kissed! 😂

            Thanks for tagging me here @namedx! 😊

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    I said the EXACT same thing when I saw his face. XD

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    If only he could frame that hand too……..

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Sun-woo continues to break my heart in Life, but more importantly, who the fudge walks through the door at the end of ep14!? Way to leave us hanging!

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    From the previews, I really think it is Director Oh. If it was the Chairman, Gu would have been pretty fearful of other people being there.

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      I think you’re right! Dammit, I was kind of hoping it would be the latter, yuno, just to heat it up a little. It looks like Director’s coming back to kick some ass next week – should be fun!

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Pierogis, with sour cream, chives and onions.

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It’s just gone past midnight, and I’m in the kitchen…making pierogis. Life of a foodie?! Hehe..he.. *nervous laughter* #storyofmylife

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