Beanie level: Entertainer-in-training

I watched first 4 episodes of Hwayugi on New Year’s Eve 2018. End of 2019 I thought I should finish that show, so I watched 4 more episodes before New Year’s Eve 2019. Now on 1st Jan 2020, I can’t seem to pick it back again! Will this become an yearly ritual or will I finish it before December 2020? I will keep you guys posted ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Thank you for giving me something to look forward to Dec 2020. 😉👍

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      Ha! Its my pleasure entirely! ๐Ÿ˜›

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        I stopped at 10 or 12 (can’t remember) and never picked it up again. I did tead last episode recap just to know how it ends. 😋

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          *read

          I am interested in your assessment on whether it is worth it to finish. 😁

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          So.. umm… a little update specially for you… I watched till ep 10 and then decided I have suffered enough for some months to come. I still plan to finish this by the end of Dec 2020 but we will see what I feel then ๐Ÿ˜›

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So well deserved! 👏👏👏👏

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I finally finished my bean count (after marathoning more dramas to increase my total lol)! It took waaay too long! I am not adding the Chinese shows that I watched but I am instead adding the kdramas that I might have dropped after like 10-12 eps/ never got time to get back to.

Also, giving a drink instead of beans cuz I am not drinking today like I do on New Year\’s eve usually! I am distributing my love quite a lot because I managed to finish these shows only cuz I liked them enough to keep continuing.

1. Dance Sports Girls 🍺
2. Romance is a Bonus Book🍺
3. Reach of Sincerity
4. The Light in Your Eyes 🍺🍺
5. That Psychometric Guy 🍺
6. Her Private Life
7. The Secret Life of My Secretary
8. One Spring Night
9. Search Query: WWW 🍺🍺🍺
10. Hotel Del Luna🍺
11. A Moment at Eighteen🍺
12. When the Devil Calls Your Name
13. When the Camellia Blooms🍺🍺🍺🍺
14. Tale of Nokdu
15. Extraordinary You🍺🍺
16. Top Management (yeah 2018 show but I watched it in Jan 2019)
17. SKY Castle 🍺

(I added MoTA and The Last Empress last year ๐Ÿ™ so can\’t add them and give em love here)

Things that I realized:
❄️I am not the same anymore and don\’t have the patience to sit through stupidity.
❄️Chinese dramas can be good too even though I just couldn\’t handle the ones I tried back in 2017-18.
❄️WINNER takes up most of my free time so I have become more selective while choosing a drama to watch.
❄️ Dramabeans remains the only place where I want to talk about dramas but also, I really don\’t want to talk about dramas in detail nowadays. No critically analysing em or nitpicking. I like it- I watch it. I don\’t like it- I drop it.
❄️ I watched more dramas this year(17) than I did in 2018(10) so yay for a gradual return to Kdramaland and goodbye to slump years.

Anyway, hope 2020 is a good year for K-entertainment land!

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    Documenting my beanie count over the years just for fun!

    2018 count:
    Wow this was the year Drama Slump won big time!!

    Dramas I watched completely aka the precious few:

    1. Just Between Lovers
    2. Come Here and Hug Me
    3. Life on Mars
    4. Let’s Eat 3: Begins
    5. Hundred Million Stars From the Sky
    6. What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim

    Dramas I am watching right now:

    7. Happy to Die
    8. An Empress’s Dignity
    9. Boyfriend
    10. Memories of the Alhambra

    My total beanie count (I don’t have beans so I will use 🍧 instead) is pretty sad at 10 and some of these were/are dramas I really loved/am loving but I’ll have to be mean and-

    Life on Mars 🍧🍧🍧🍧🍧🍧
    Hundred Million Stars From the Sky 🍧🍧🍧🍧

    P.S. I really wish I could give some beans/ ice-creams to Prison Playbook but it was added in the Bean Count last year ๐Ÿ™

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    2017 count:

    I had around 36 beans last year but this year I have so few comparatively! Drama slump hit hard! Now if only I could add my variety show list! That would take the number way too high! But I am gonna add shows I dropped or will finish by the end of the year to up my bean count ๐Ÿ˜›

    Watched and finished:
    1) Goblin
    2) Solomon’s Perjury
    3) Go Back Spouses
    4) Missing 9
    5) Defendant
    6) Chief Kim
    7) Strong Woman Do Bong-soon
    8) Liar and His Lover
    9) School 2017
    10) Individualist Ji-young
    11) Suspicious Partner
    12) Circle
    13) Age of Youth 2 (the last 2 episodes are still left bt I know the story)
    14) Lookout
    15) While You Were Sleeping
    16) Chicago Typewriter

    Dropped/ on hold:
    17) Hwarang
    18) Live Up to Your Name
    19) The Best Hit
    20) Fight My Way

    Watching:
    21) Smart Prison Living
    22) Because This Life Is Our First

    And my bean count-
    Liar and His Lover 💓💓💓💓💓💓
    Go Back Spouses 💓💓💓💓💓
    Chief Kim 💓💓
    Suspicious Partner💓
    Age of Youth 2 💓
    Lookout 💓
    While You Were Sleeping 💓
    School 2017 💓
    Smart Prison Living 💓💓
    Because This Life Is Our First 💓
    Solomon’s Perjury 💓

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    2016 count: (The year that I was REALLY obsessed)

    Wow! This post made me realize I really wasted (invested?) a lot of my time on kdramas this year! So the following are the shows that I watched (yes I am a little embarrassed that I made myself go through Remember, Antoine, Entertainer and Doctors) (Also, thanks for the list of shows in an earlier comment mary)
    1. Rememberโ€”Son’s War
    2. Cheese in the Trap
    3. One More Happy Ending
    4. Madam Antoine
    5. Signal
    6. Descended From the Sun
    7. Come Back, Ajusshi
    8. Marriage Contract
    9. Entertainer
    10. Masterโ€“God of Noodle
    11. Oh Hae-young Again
    12. Beautiful Gong Shim
    13. Lucky Romance
    14. Police Unit 38
    15. Doctors
    16. Beautiful Mind
    17. Uncontrollably Fond
    18. Bring It On, Ghost
    19. Wโ€“Two Worlds
    20. Age of Youth
    21. Cinderella and the Four Knights
    22. Jealousy Incarnate
    23. Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
    24. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
    25. Fantastic
    26. Drinking Solo
    27. Shopping King Louis
    28. 1% of Anything
    29. This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair
    30. Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim
    31. Legend of the Blue Sea
    32. Weightlifting Fairy
    33. Entourage
    34. Page Turner (does it count)

    On the plus side of watching so many shows?? Well I have so many beans to dish out! ๐Ÿ˜€
    So, if any one is interested, my oh so many beans go out as follows:

    Shopping King Louis – 7
    Police Unit 38- 6
    Weightlifting Fairy- 4
    Legend of the Blue Sea- 3
    Moonlight Drawn by the Clouds – 3
    One More Happy Ending- 2
    Signal- 2
    Jealousy Incarnate- 2
    Descended From the Sun- 1
    W- Two Worlds- 1
    Age of Youth- 1
    Drinking Solo- 1
    Uncontrollably Fond 1

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    LMAO 2015 count- aka my first bean count:

    So I tried calculating the number of shows I watched this year (which made me realize I really need to get a life- soon).

    I then tried to give out beans to my favorite shows. Trying to chose between Healer, Pinocchio and IRY and then realizing that not much is left for KMHM, Producers, Sassy, 20Again, My ex GF club, School, Angry Mom, Misaeng, etcetra etcetra.

    So basically I lost all my beans(marbles?) in the process. ๐Ÿ˜›

    I wonder how the Dramabeans recappers and the fans are doing it!

    I frankly just can not.

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    Maaaan, I used to be so active in 2016-17!! I am getting old and don’t have enough energy anymore!

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    So over the years, the highlight dramas were:
    2014: Healer, Pinocchio
    2015: I Remember You
    2015-16: Answer Me 1988 (not documented because it was late 2015 and early 2016 show)
    2016: Shopping King Louis โ€“ 7
    2016: Police Unit 38- 6
    2017: Liar and His Lover 💓💓💓💓💓💓
    2017: Go Back Spouses 💓💓💓💓💓
    2018: Life on Mars 🍧🍧🍧🍧🍧🍧
    2018: Hundred Million Stars From the Sky 🍧🍧🍧🍧
    2019: When the Camellia Blooms🍺🍺🍺🍺
    2019: Search Query: WWW 🍺🍺🍺

    Tbh the 2019 shows won’t count in my Top 10 so the rest automatically gives me my Top 10! Kinda!

    Anyway, this is me talking to myself hehhe!

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    You need to watch one more from this year – Be Melodramatic. You owe it to yourself for the strong women, tears, and laughter. It had my favorite comedic bit of the year.

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    I only managed to watch and finish 7 k-dramas this year, and I think I only started in September, was in the longest drama-slump before that! But yes among the ones I watched Camellia is a winner, it was really good! Also, Kang Ha-neul!

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The reason I logged in though-

Why did no one tell me that Moment at 18 is the School 2019 which we never got???? It’s closer to School 2013 than WTF-happened-to-School-series-2015 n Swoon-but-hardly-School-2017 ever were!

I am loving it so much!!!!

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    there were few Beanies who posted about it as it aired ๐Ÿ™‚ (count me in ^^)
    It’s a nice show, even if plot was amnesic on some topics ^^’
    I liked it a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

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      It really started off well… Now that I have reached ep11, my interest has started wavering!

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    I remembering saying that in the early episodes. I never got past episode 11 for some reason.

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      Hahhah when I wrote the post, I was on ep 7… Now after reaching ep11, I had to pause my marathon watch.. I guess I will finish the show but I know what you mean. It has slowed down a lot and isn’t living up to it’s initial promise ๐Ÿ™

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        Yes, I think that was it. I remember it slowed down and focused more on romance. Overall I liked it but I couldnโ€™t be bothered to finish it.

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So does @sicarius know she has leveled up yet (n I am just late to it) or am I just logging in at a right time?

Hello Ms. Unemployed Slacker and congratulations!

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Update on what I have been watching.

Finished:
When the Camelia Blooms (Twas sooooo good!)
Extraordinary You (Started well but then it lost its way. Lee Jae Wook was brilliant though. Can’t wait for his next role. Also, Kim Hye-yun did well as well!)

On- hold: The Tale of Nokdu (I liked it but then I missed a couple of eps and I can’t seem to pick it back up)

Marathon watched:
INAR (cute for like 5-6 eps, then I got bored)

The Untamed: @irishrah and @jenmole are totally responsible for this one. I love WWX n LZ. Now on to the novel lol

Currently Watching: Put Your Head on My Shoulders (cute and marathonable. Nothing real special though)

Variety special:
NJTTW- still hilarious
WINNER on Dingo Bingo Tour- I cry and I laugh. (adding a link just in case someone wants to check it out ๐Ÿ™‚ )
WINNER on KBSWorld We Kpop- I have second hand embarrassment from the kinda things these boys do.

Also, I have learnt typesetting. The things I do for WINNER man! I am working on Idol Room right now but the project is going real slow hehhehe.

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    I just wanted to report that Winner’s Ah Yeah was my most listened to song on Spotify, and that Winner was my fourth most listened to artist ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Omo wow! Millions was my most listened to song on Spotify hehhe and no surprises in who my top artist was ๐Ÿ˜›
      Who all are your top artists?

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        Day6, BTOB, Exo, Winner, and Zico! The rest of my most listened to songs are OSTs from Spring Night and WWW. What about you?

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          It was mostly WINNER (plus Mino and Jinu) along with some Indian artists..
          I think my top songs included a BtoB song ๐Ÿ™‚

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            Ooooh which song? I’m a huge BtoB fan hehehe

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      Ah Yeah was my favorite this year.

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      It was their “Missing You” but “Beautiful Pain” and “Only one for me” are regulars on my playlist…. I even have a bias in BtoB- Ilhoon!

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        omg my bias is Ilhoon too!! He’s actually one of my ultimate biases I love his music. I really hope BtoB’s hyung ling can be discharged quickly so that they can finally comeback.

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          But won’t the maknae line have to enlist by the time hyung line gets back? I really miss BtoB on variety shows together! I used to check out some eps of Idol Radio for Ilhoon but its only when they are together that the crazy truly comes out hehhe

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            BtoB is CRAZY lol. When hyung line comes back, they might be able to comeback before Hyunsik leaves. But Ilhoon and Sungjae have many years until they have to enlist. I’m hoping they enlist with Hyunsik so BtoB can be OT7 earlier rather than later, but that’s a lot to hope for. If not, then BtoB will be 6 for some time.

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    I did the same thing with Tale of Nokdu but once I started again I really enjoyed it.

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      Oooh okay! That gives me motivation to pick it back up! I shall do that after finishing Heads & Shoulders.

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    I must reiterate I do not take any responsibility for The Untamed fever.

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      But I will forever blame you for making me so aware of and curious about Untamed even when I had no time! It has been on my “to check out” list since you went in that hole and never came out. Runi just forced me to do it earlier than I would have done it..

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    thx for sharing this Winner show, I don’t want to start a drama before reduced free time coming , so little Winner show might fit my schedule, I’ll let you know ^^

    I wanted to update my dramalist with some of your suggestions, but seems like the site is down, I’ll try later ^^’ , thx for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Oooh awesome! It has 6 small episodes in all and the final ep aired today…
      WINNER on We Kpop had two eps and some extra clips that were released somewhere else.
      Ep 21: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-Ai2VNqrjc
      If you manage to survive it (Winner overdoing cringe like they have never done before. But then again, they are doing it unlike idols today. They belong to the 2nd gen of kpop), ep 22 will be in the recommended list anyway ๐Ÿ˜›

      Oh also I am helping sub their ep of Idol Room and also one ep of this cute Eun Ji Won show called Naturally where Mino and Jinu guested. (ep 1 has been uploaded, so lemme know if you ever wish to check it out)

      Man, I have almost forgotten mydramalist! I haven’t updated it since forever!

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*logs in to just share her happiness that Ziggy is posting stuff*

*Also wonders at how she understood almost 80% of what he said here*

Oh and hellooooo! How are you all doing?

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    I miss you and your Winner posts!

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      Aww that’s the sweetest thing to say! I miss being on DB but I feel like I shouldn’t post much Winner here 😅

      Btw if you haven’t, do watch Winner’s Dingo Bingo trip (I think 5 small eps in all, though not sure)… It’s available on YouTube.. oh and Winner on KbSWorld We Kpop was a chaotic mess as well, eps 21 and 22 are on YT and you can just check out W’s parts….

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        They’re on my list when I have time this weekend. Some Winner posts are better than no Winner posts.

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    Hello, missing you! Just logged in to check your wall and say exactly that and, well, here you are ❤

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      Awwwieee I miss you too!! How have to been doing? What shows are you watching??

      Actually, I am abt to post the recent shows I have watched..

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        Good, busy with work and stuff!
        4 out 5 shows I’ve been watching ended, so now I only have Catch the Ghost but this, too, is ending next week, so I’m planning to go back to books after that.. there is a long list of TBR waiting for me!

        What about you? How have you been? How’s the diet going?

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          Oooh yay for going back to books!

          I am good. Just busy with wedding season and have to suffer through all the various weddings where relatives go “you are next”, “give us the date already”, “we are ready for yours now”.. I hope this week passes soon so that I dont have to listen to such things lol… Diet was just a week long, but I am continuing the exercise. I have lost 2kgs only but I am okay with slow and steady progress ๐Ÿ™‚

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            I love wedding season, all the functions and all the laughter, but hate, hate, hate the comments, and people just can’t go a day without them, heard some at my cousin’s wedding last week, just rolled my eyes at them, LOL!

            That’s good, don’t stress too much about weight-loss, your body will feel different even if you don’t see the kgs going down, also slow progress is better, take your time!

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      I actually don’t love wedding season because I hate dressing up! But also, its fun meeting relatives who I don’t get to meet that often- as long as they don’t mention my wedding hehhe… I have mastered the art of rolling eyes as well ๐Ÿ˜›

      Yep! That’s the plan! I don’t want to stress myself too much and just want to do it in a healthy way ๐Ÿ™‚

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        I love going dress-hunting but paying all that money hurts a little 😂🙈 Yes, my favorite part is the get-togethers!

        Yeah, and don’t tell people about your plan if possible, they love to nag you for results later!

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          Oh gosh you are right! My parents know about my plans for weight loss and they have vested interest in it (I have turned down their desire for a “suitable boy” for me till I actually am happy with my own appearance. So now they want me to reach the point where I am ready for the husband hunt *facepalm*)…. They haven’t started nagging yet but I know it’s coming.

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            LOL! Parents are fine, others, just anyone else, I had people saying “I don’t see you’ve changed much” brought my spirits down really, I hated it!

            (yes, that is the best thing you can do for yourself, but I guess it’s that “age” where the “suitable guy” is expected to come along)

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    I’ve been busy busy lately, took 3 weeks off of DB. It’s been a week I’m back but I’m checking Arsenal Military posts and still haven’t checked the fanwall ^^’

    Actually my random playlist played “Really Really” before I logged in and I dreadfully realized I haven’t checked your wall yet (even though I’ve seen an upvote from you earlier this week, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ & sorry ๐Ÿ™ )

    so here I am to upvote what I’ve missed ^^

    I’ve read some of your news in azzo’s replies , hoping your diet won’t stress you out too much ^^ hwaiting , and hoping you are well 😘

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      I saw the love for AM posts on the fan walls though I didn’t really scroll down enough hhehe

      Awww I love how WINNER reminds you and some more beanies of me! (no problem at all! And thanks for the upvote spam hehhe)

      Thankoooo! I am doing real well… Left my last job cuz it was becoming too much for my mental health and now have gotten another and I start that next week!

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Na PD had promised to send Jiwon and Soo-geun to moon if his YT channel got 100M subscribers and *drumrolls* he actually gained them lol!

Poor guy did a sad live showing the “golden play” button.

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    LOL this may be the first ever voluntary unsubscribe campaign

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    lol..but he is smart that way.. in korea they have opened a center. essentially gives you experience of being on moon.. so he very well planned it out.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    i bet that is where these guys are going

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    LOL! But that was fast, he got himself in trouble now, this is going to be fun!

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      He always gets himself in trouble like this!

      Winner Over Flowers and Kang’s Kitchen were a by-product of his last cockiness 😂

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        do you guys really think so?

        i always thought that was preplanned..
        like giraffe trip is preplanned this year

        because ultimately, Na PD has to think of content for year round right..

        his lovers thing bombed (AHJ and KHS thing.. don’t think garnered as much trp to pursue seasons)..
        the asmr thing also didn’t do wonders to be called for another season
        fishing village last season got lower numbers,and then LSJ also pulled out.. so out he came with the spain thingy with the other fish village cast

        ******************
        ultimately he is back to his old formular..
        1n2dish NJTWW
        food shows
        and other trip shows

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          Actually what he offered initially were Porsche and Lamborghini during NJTTW4… it was only later that he himself mentioned shows like YoF, Youn’s Kitchen… because ofcourse those are things he can actually do…

          So I don’t think that he is a huge strategist who believed that one of the members will be able to touch that tiny dot after 15 elephant spins not only once but twice ๐Ÿ˜€ What he however is good at is being quick on his feet.

          The moon thing which you mentioned might be right and he could have that as an option for sure but right now they really are begging people to unsuscribe- not just him alone, but his whole team.. Is that hilarious? Definitely! Could it all be staged? Probably. Who knows. Only the moon trip will tell ๐Ÿ˜›

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            ya to me that porsche thingy seemed like all preplanned
            .. like he was already planning for kang’s kitchen or have mroe things with this group, because this group was getting the trps

            that begging to unsubscribe.. but that is his style.. i do think he does plan quite a few things in advance and it isn’t as spontaneous as it looks
            his staff has built that image for him right.. bets, and then loses and then has to payup.. and this same formula worked brilliantly in 1n2d s1 .. those episodes where Na failed his bets are some of the best

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          Hmm you are right… Him failing his bets leads to hilarious eps and I am sure a lot of it is pre- planned but the Moon trip actually got cancelled after his appeal for ppl to unsubscribe actually worked lol.

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    The caption is so funny ๐Ÿ˜€

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    That’s hilarious 🤣 Pretty sure this will have the opposite affect and just get even more subscribers (which is probably the point!)

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      It has surprisingly already decreased to 998k but I have seen many saying “it’s because we love you that we have to subscribe” ๐Ÿ˜›

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    I saw the soompi articles, the subscribes decreased before the deadline then increased again 🤣

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      Hhahhaha yesss! It was a hilarious thing to follow with them appealing so earnestly!

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I left another job. This one in 3 months cuz I wasn’t satisfied with my teaching, the students, the workload and the school itself.

But I got the sweetest msgs on my last day! Turns out that even though I wasn’t happy, the students were! 😭 I am gonna miss them!

Now that I am on break, I have to catch up on all my dramas!! Camelia, Extraordinary, Nokdu!!! And NJTTW!!!

P.S. I have so many stories to tell about that Korean student who caught my fangirling secret! But some other day! 💙

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    Their messages are so sweet. You must be a great teacher 💕

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    💕💕💕💕

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    There are lovely message , they have enjoyed your teaching, you can be proud ๐Ÿ˜€

    (now excuse me for ruining the moment but… at first I thought “hey that’s a very nice handwriting”, then read the other messages “err wait they all look the same 🤔”, so has someone written for everyone with a nice handwriting or do all your students write in such a nice way ? (nope I’m not jealous 🙄))

    to finish on a good note : nice to see you back ๐Ÿ™‚ , happy catch up time with different shows 😘

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      ☺️

      (Hahhaha one girl who is good at writing took all the different messages and wrote them down 😅 and then they all came together to give it to me)

      💕
      I have already caught up with NJTTW hehehhe 💃

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    This is so sweet of them 💕
    I was actually thinking of you the other day, it seems like when you’re on DB, I’m not, and I keep seeing your posts late!

    How are you now? Feeling better I hope! Don’t worry about work, take this chance and de-stress now that you have the time.

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      IKR!
      Hahhah I think I am just not in a very DB mood because I have no desire to spazz abt dramas right now and no one is spazzing abt WINNER here lol…
      I have caught up with Camelia and NJJTW though! And somehow feel like I should just wait for Extraordinary to end before picking it back up again! Same with Nokdu.

      I am much better, thanks. I am already in talks with a new institute but I am really enjoying the breakkk!!! I can finally focus on my health now! I need to lose like 15 kgs lol!
      How have you been? What have you been watching and liking?

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        And I’m the opposite exactly! I’m spazzing about everything, and I’m on DB a lot!

        Extraordinary You has only 2 episodes left so you can pick it up at the end of next week, I’ve been enjoying it a lot but ep 13&14 were a bit rushed and maybe confusing, I just hope it ends well because I really love it!

        I’ve been watching Camellia as well, and Yong-shik is LOVE! And I started my 1st ever chinese drama for Xu Kai, he is only like the most adorable person that ever existed! LOL!

        Oh, good luck, it’s going to be tough but you can do it, I’m still trying to reach my target weight.. but I’m so de-motivated these days 😅

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          Oooh nicee!

          Just 2??? I thought 4!! Okay then I will have to catch up hahha!
          Yong-shik is adorbsss! Chinese shows are all the rage nowadays!

          De-motivation is my constant companion but thankfully other factors, like actually having some time, are working for me ๐Ÿ˜›

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            Yes, it is 16 episodes, right? Or is it? 😅 He is, and yes, there is a lot of talk of The Untamed yet I never felt like watching it but one look at Xu Kai and I was in love 😂

            Yes, I think I’m just making excuses and putting off working out, it gets tiring! Not trying to demotivate you, though!

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        Nah nah… must be 16… I just didn’t realize that 14 episodes had aired already hehhe! I am almost 4-5 eps behind!

        Who is Xu Kai? Has he worked in anything else?

        Hahah I didn’t take it as you demotivating me at all! I am also dieting and exercising to get a kick start to this weight loss!

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          Yeah, checked, it’s 16 episodes, 2 more to go, I’m really not expecting a happy ending but I want a satisfying one even if it breaks our hearts!

          That’s good, 1st few weeks will be a bit hard but once you get used to it, it will become easier, and make sure you drink lots of water and give your body enough time to recover between a workout and another!

          Also, this is Xu Kai:

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            I have reached ep 13! I think I will be able to catch up by the time ep15 airs!! I am not too sure of what I feel about the show for the last 2-3 eps.. Hope it has a good ending!

            Yeah I am trying… The diet is boring hehhe but I have completed 5/7 days! 2 more to go and then just exercise and controlled eating!

            Oooh looks good!

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          Yes, I think you can manage! I still love the show but I agree, these last few episodes felt lackluster! Yeah, me too!

          LOL! so are you following a dietician or you’ve made your own plan?

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            Just one more ep to go! Wohoo!

            Nah I just followed a plan that a friend had found effective… But it’s just a week long thing to kickstart the weight loss and later it will all be dependent on exercise and stuff..

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I always love DINGO videos! So I am glad we got this on W’s 6th anniversary since winning WIN.
We got AH Yeah, Millions, OMG (such a simple pretty stage) and full choreography of SOSO !

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Clearly I am the only IC left on the fanwall hahha!

Go check out this art piece by WINNER. In other words, the new song SOSO is lit af!

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    Damnnnn Hoony

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    I’m here too! I love WINNER with this angsty concept.

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      This was sooooo good! I think I can write pages about this MV!

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        I’m just so obsessed with Yoon’s voice, especially in Wind. He’s probably my favorite voice in K-pop!

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    OoOOOOOhh I love the visuals.
    And I love that it starts kinda like a typical Winner pop song and then it’s like OH YOU THOUGHT.

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    @ndlessjoie @kudoran did you check it out?
    Who else used to like W? I forgot lol!

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      Me! It made me sad to read interviews though. I selfishly want lots more music before they enlist.

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        Apparently we will get another full album before they enlist but who knows!

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        I also hope their music hasn’t been/won’t be too affected by the whole mess YG is in. They don’t deserve to be brought down by that.

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          They have managed to stay away from that mess…. I mean they literally released Ah Yeah (and the mini album WE) during that YG mess and fielded reporters pretty well. Despite it all, they even charted well enough. They have the general public support but this time, the public seems to be in a mood for ballads and this is definitely not that lol.

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            SOSO has remained in the top 3 on Naver all day today! I have so much respect for WINNER (and AKMU too!) for holding out like that.

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          AKMU has done so brilliantly this time! I think they have been no 1 on melon since their album was released! They are in another league! Nation’s siblings for sure!

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            Yup, they’ve held out at no 1 this entire time! The nation definitely missed their voices and was waiting for Chanhyuk to be discharged from the military.

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      (context : thought I’d checked the album on Wednesday evening, but was too tired , went to bed …only resulting in turning over in bed, then decide to do something useful : checked the album at 00:10am on Thrusday -_- , so here’s my thoughts after the 1st listening in this context )

      1. SOSO
      I liked it but before reaching the end of the song, I realized it kinda boring me and that I probably won’t listen to it on loop

      2. OMG
      Surprised by the calm beginning which I didn’t expect for a track called OMG. Yoon’s singing style seems so americanized, or has he always sung like that ? Thought oh what a good song for variety shows BGM x)

      3. Dress up
      Was laughing as soon as I heard the “baby” “baby” at the beginning, then what with that robotic sound ?! x) Nothing ‘s left after hearing the song, not a deep impression, was kinda bored mid-way and was looking at the album cover : why did they shoot 4 hands like that ?

      4. Flamenco
      Beginning compliant to its name x) . This put me in such a happy and good mood, was smiling brightly in bed ๐Ÿ˜€ . Don’t know why but I pictured Hoon ‘s dressed as a Mexican guy with the big hat and a moustache while singing it x)

      5. Wind
      O_o wow Wow WoW WOW, I loved it , was saying “wow” all along, loved the progression , the upbeat song but not too much at the same time, fav’ <3

      6. Don't be shy
      hearing the whisper : Aish x) haha no surprise compared to what I expected for that ^^'

      Sorry if it sounds brutal honest but that was my 1st impressions ^^' . I don't really like that album except Flamenco and Wind, guess I'll just keep listening to their 2nd album (and always skip everyday that I don't like ^^')

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        Nooo I like that you are being honest ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. I actually personally love the song a lot, but it might be stemming from being so in awe of the MV. Did you watch it?

        2. Its a fun song haha… And Yoon, I dunno, he does have a different way of singing but dunno if it will be called westernized.

        3. Yeah I am not crazy abt the song either but I guess I am gonna like it in an actual concert atmosphere.
        The meaning of Cross is basically how the 4 of them have really different personalities and they kinda cross each other to form WINNER so the hands are reaching towards each other… They are way into the idea of “being together 4eva”.

        4. Hahhahha it’s funny that there was a concert in Seoul today and he was wearing that bull- fighter’s dress.. and I wanted to show it to you but I don’t think we can add our saved images in comments, so I just tweeted this: https://twitter.com/IC_muchie/status/1188153276123897856

        5. Hahhah as expected! It’s a really good song!

        6. Lolllll I haven’t dared check the lyrics yet but yeah, it sounds like was expected from the hoe line.

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          1. I watched the MV thanks to your post, but some parts creeped me out ^^’ , cinematography is good (a bit lazy too so there are parts I didn’t understand the meaning but won’t take time to think more about it x) )

          3. oh that was the meaning of Cross, ok, thank you for enlightening me ๐Ÿ™‚

          4. haha that moustache pwahaha, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ , also I loved how they used the song in njttw S7E1 so funny x)

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            4. No problem!
            They used Flamenco? Or SOSO? Na PD can be banked upon to promote the songs lol

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            both songs ๐Ÿ™‚
            they also used Super Clap of Suju ^^
            (might have used P.O or BlockB songs but I’m not familiar with those so can’t recognize ^^’)

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        Oooh yay!
        *off to watch*

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It’s funny that Winner is gonna be releasing their album on Ziggy’s birthday. Till they release new music, I am gonna enjoy all of SIG’s songs. Posting this one here- one of my favs outta all his songs. Check it out for not only for the amazing song but also for waaayyyy toooo many SIG kisses hehhe.

D-day for WINNER’s Cross (I am dying of excitement)

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Happy Birthday to my favourite actor! Hope you take up a TV project soon Ziggy! I miss you on my screen! Or maybe release an album? Pretty please?

Yes that second image is totally related because it was Yoon Yoon-Jae’s bday in that scene..

Okay I don’t even have any excuse for the other gifs other than the fact that he looks good. Except that last one where he is actually icing a cake! But does it need to make sense? Nops. Why am I rambling? Because I can.

Anyway, wishing this man a verrrry happy birthday!





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I am clearly in a go-wherever-your-heart-leads-you phase. I mentioned Lee Hyun Woo and now I am re-watching Liar and his Lover. Liar Ninjas are you still here?

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    I was just listening to some Crude Play yesterday!

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    Total soft spot for this drama and love the OST!

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    Present.

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    I just saw this was on Netflix!

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    Oh, goodness. I would too, if the show wasn’t lying somewhere in the recesses of my harddrive ๐Ÿ˜€

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      Hahhaahh I realized that I tend to not watch shows which I have saved on my hard drive!

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        Hahaha, yeah. But I’ll probably rewatch it someday. I love this little show so much. Sorimi and Gyulie are still my fave OTP ever! <3

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          They were adorable! And I missed them so much! I also obvously loved the Crude Play gang minus the second lead whose scenes now I am skipping cuz he ruined the show with his rl behaviour.

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            Like, I’ve never seen an OTP so solid after they get together. Plus every character is so nuanced! The second lead was such a killjoy, urgh! I especially really liked Leader Shi Hoon(?) !!

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    He was just discharged from the military, literally, yesterday, but heโ€™s signed onto a musical, so I think dramaland & chungmuro will have to wait a bit =(

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Sharing this old song because I am on an AKMU binge and Lee Hyun Woo is back from enlistment! Time really flies!

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    this song always put me in a good mood ๐Ÿ˜€
    🎵I love you-You-YOU saranghae🎵

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      Righttt?? It’s such a cute song! This and Hi-Suhyun’s “I’m different” plus some more AKMU songs are just adorbs!

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Guys! You NEED to listen to them sing in this video. They are amazing! And they are still killing the charts!
(It’s unfair how they haven’t won any award despite being no1 since the album release on so many Korean charts! I guess music show wins are more dependent on fandoms)

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Backstreet Boys are back ya all! They are coming in the form of Winner kekkeke
D-4 for the album release!!!!!

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    💙💙💙💙 Looking forward to new music!

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      Same! I am seriously considering taking an off but I guess a long loo break might just work ๐Ÿ˜›

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    only realizing now that the album will come out when I’m away from home, will only be back on DB on Saturday or even later if I avoid spoilers of Njttw waiting for the subs ๐Ÿ™

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      Ohhhh I will wait for your thoughts on the mini once you get back! Will also take care not to post any NJTTW spoilers till you have watched it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        aw~ Muchie I didn’t intend to prevent you from posting ๐Ÿ™ . You can post when you want about njttw , other Beanies might also post about it too . I don’t know if subs will be out quickly or not and if I’ll be in a “no spoiler” mood and will come on DB only after watching the ep , or might be on DB despite the spoilers risk ^^’

        I’ll try to check the album on Wednesday and write my first thoughts on the phone (realizing I won’t even have a laptop yikes 😬, I need to download some eps in advance 😰),will then share it when I’ll be back on DB ๐Ÿ™‚

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          Nahhhh! you aren’t preventing me from anything, don’t worry! ❣️
          I will most probably be in a new album phase and will be spamming album related stuff hehhe… Plus NJTTW will be around Diwali festival season and my last day at work! So I won’t be rushing to watch it raw hehhe…

          Oooh yay! Hope wherever you are during that time, you have fun! <3

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            (err I forgot to mention it’s work-related so the fun part will only be when I’ll watch an ep or two in the evening if I’m not too tired ^^)

            sending lots of love 😘😘😘 , I’ll check the album spam with pleasure ๐Ÿ™‚

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          (Ooopsies!! Hahhah! Well hope the work goes fine and you are able to watch something and aren’t too drained after work! Hwaiting!)

          💙

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    Thanks for the reminder! 💙💙💙💙

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Tracklist!!!
Hoony and Yoonie solo!!! We have waited 9 years for Yoon’s solo song!!!!
Plus is that a MinHoon subunit that I see there????

This mini album is gonna be so good! And the concerts! 💙

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    Yoon Solo???? Quick, I need to prepare my funeral.

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    The wait is torture.

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    useless Kudo’s first reaction reading the songs’ names :

    1. Soso : oh this is going to be a fav’, I like the word “soso” it sounds nice 😅, its song can’t sound bad 😋

    2. OMG : if there’s a clip , it’ll be full of colors like Ah yeah & Millions , pls bring me a fun & upbeat song ๐Ÿ™‚

    3. dress up, really really is making a black suit comeback 😆

    4. Flamenco….pff really ?! Flamenco 🤨? feeling this is going to be a sexy song I won’t be able to take seriously, sorry in advance 🤐

    5. Baram (Wind) this this this is going to be a fav’ 🤩, hoping for a nice song, not too slow but not too upbeat too, like a cool & refreshing breeze 🤗

    6. Don’t be shy (look at the lyrics by section, see Mino) , I will listen to it without the translations then a second time with the translations to feel embarrassed , if this is a “turn off the light” take 2 🙈

    ps : I will check the album and then will have fun recognizing the songs in Njttw S7 ๐Ÿ˜€

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      Hahhahha I loved reading your reaction!

      1. Soso: gosh I hope it’s good! The name was spoiled on vlive almost 2 years back! I want FOOL part 2 but it doesn’t sound real serious… I just don’t want another Ah Yeah n Millions as title again and anyway….

      2. OMG: …. this sounds like it will be exactly that! Yoon spoiled it sometime back by saying that it’s about looking at a girl and being astonished by her beauty and going “OMG” every time lol.. Colourful song here we come…

      3. Can’t they like… dress down instead? Just wondering. 🤭

      4. I am gonna love this song regardless hehhe… Anyway, it could be inspired by the actual dance form and hence be a dance number.. After all, Hoony went to LoTJ Mexico. I so hope it has an MV or a dance practice video at least.

      5. After Air, he is bringing Wind. Next up, storm lol. I already know I am gonna love this song!! Air is an all time fav!

      6. Kkekkekkeke yeah it will be full of innuendos! I wonder if it will be a MinHoon sub-unit or if it will have other members too.

      PS. NJTTW is gonna be a free promotion of the album and I am so glad that ep1 is gonna air just two days after the release!

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        OMG “looking at a girl and being astonished by her beauty and going โ€œOMGโ€”
        this reminded me of that Exo CBX funny mv haha x)
        https://youtu.be/6T8Iy2lktgo?t=98

        3. nah I prefer suits better =P , to each their own ^^

        5. I listened to air right after your post ๐Ÿ™‚ , maybe winner windy songs is my preference 😆

        6. had to google “innuendos”😅, I’m improving & training my English with dramas, variety shows and DB everyday (pff such a lame excuse to watch something on a daily basis 😆)

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          Hahhahhah now I miss Xiumin!

          3. I luuurv WINNER in suits but they do that so often that I want sth else

          5. Lol… well there is Raining and It rains too. Winner and weather themes go well together

          6. Kekkekeke well I am glad to add a word to your vocab! (its the perfect excusee! :D)

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We got a concept teaser too!

I am hoping that the concept actually reflects in the MV but Millions and Ah Yeah concept teasers vs the actual MV gave me trust issues 😂

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*ahem* So I am back to do my job as the resident Inner Circle on DB.

Mini album on 23rd October baby! On Ziggy’s bday!!

P.S. yes my bias is almost bald. Yes, he is still smokin hot, as are other 3

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