Beanie level: Chaebol’s poor doppelganger

Beanies, I am the type of person that is scared of a lot of things, but I’m especially terrified of heights, tight/packed places, and the ocean. I’m so sensitive to movement, so I get dizzy easily, and my stomach cannot handle food that tastes good very well. Thus, why travelling anywhere is a very far, faaarrrr of dream. And since South Korea is across an ocean from me and the only way to get there is an airplane full of people flying miles high, the closest I can get there is the Korean supermarket which I got to visit last Saturday. It’s long for the fan wall, so go to the reply if you want to see me try being a storyteller😀.

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    My life right now is pretty boring. Well, more like repetitive and full of routines. Mundane. Sundays are for church. Mondays through Thursdays are for my babies I take care of. Fridays are for going to work with my mom or catching up with the chores and laundry around the house. Saturdays should be my relaxing day, me time you know, but I live with needy people and somehow I’m the one they always need (btw, this is not a diss to my family since they know they are needy😂). Therefore, in my eyes, I live a very non-exciting, non-spontaneous life. That is why a trip to the supermarket was an adventure. Beanies, I am the worst at shopping! Or going anywhere in general. I get dizzy so quickly (please do not take me to a Target because the huge amounts of red and their glossy floors knock me out in minutes😭). I usually go to the same stores and I go only for the things I need first and, then, if I’m having a good day, I’ll browse the aisles. There’s more I could say on why I don’t leave my house a lot, but it requires a lot of explanations so let’s skip over that. I can say though that I am a very anxious person. Like in my head, I’m like: I’m good, girl you got this. But my body is like: no you don’t, mayday, mayday, girl leave this place now. This year has been different though! I have been feeling better, both physically and anxiety-wise and have been hanging out with my family and friends outside of my house! Beanies, to me that is a big exclamation point! I still live following routines, but now, if I’m feeling good, I can plan for mini trips with my loved ones. Keyword: plan. I’m still a little far ways from spontaneity, but I’m slowly getting there.

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      All of this background was to tell you guys of my trip to a Korean supermarket (well, it was actually two Korean markets and one Japanese stationery store). I don’t know about you, Beanies, but it’s hard for me to make friends. Dramabeans is my only online presence, but I’m still pretty shy. I’m grateful to all of you that have conversed with me! I really want to talk to all of you more, but I hesitate a lot and get tongue tied. Since I don’t leave my house a lot, real life friends are harder to make. So guess how excited I was when my brother’s girlfriend turned out to be a really awesome and friendly person! We share many hobbies and although she doesn’t watch Korean dramas, she entertains me by listening to me ramble about them. Ever since I started watching dramas in late 2016, I’ve been wanting to visit a Korean supermarket I know of, but to be honest I don’t like going places alone. I have a driver’s license (how I was brave enough to get one still shocks and surprises my fam and me), but I don’t have a car and I rather be co-pilot since I can give pretty good directions and my dizziness might be calm riding shotgun. Anyways, when she heard I wanted to go there, she took into consideration my many quirks and planned a trip there for the both of us. Last Saturday I was having a good stomach day, so guess which girl went through all the aisles of the market😀. Everywhere I turned I recognized something I had seen only on my TV. Tteokbokki, tubs of kimchi, gochujang, huge bags of popcorn, the famous ramen pots, all of the ramen, makgeolli, banana milk, the little rice bowls they give in restaurants, the pink water pails, the pink dish gloves, even the ever popular Melona in banana, mango, melon, coconut, and strawberry flavors, they even had its knockoff Melon. (Sadly, I couldn’t taste them because lactose! But do I still get admittance to the kingdom by just seeing them?). All these things that would come of as strange when you visit another country, were very familiar and I didn’t even have to leave the county I live in. I was very much happy just looking at everything up close and seeing its packaging and ingredients. There were many people there buying their own groceries and I didn’t want to come out as rude by pointing at everything, so I just slowly walked through with my friend and quietly explained all the familiar things to me in a pretty non-spazzy way. You know just two Mexican girls casually strolling through the Korean market as if they were regulars and knew what they were looking for. When we were done going around the aisles, we walked towards the produce section were there were a lot of people and, since we had other places to go, we decided to head out. I did see that there was a little snack stand in the corner of the market that sold tteokbokki, but it wasn’t open yet. We paid my things and explored the rest of the shopping space.

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        Half of the space was the market and the rest were small shops that catered to Korean speaking people, such as a travel agency and money exchange place, and food shops. We were there early in the morning and almost all the food places were closed until lunchtime. There was a little kpop shop there too, but I only saw it coming into the market, and forgot to check it out on the way out since we were in a hurry. On our way to the second Korean market, we made a quick stop to a Japenese stationary store where I demonstrated a lot of self control. I had never heard of the second Korean supermarket, but my friend found it while looking up directions to the first one. When we got there, the parking lot was packed. Somehow we found a space and as we walked to the front, we saw many people going in and out of it. To our surprise, the day before had been its grand opening, so everyone came to check it out. You know those flower arrangements that people send wishing you good luck on your business, those were there. As soon as we walked in, our noses were pleased since the food court was in the entrance and it was packed, I guess it was lunchtime already. There was a little beauty stand as well, and some special offers going on, but remember how I don’t like packed places. I soon started to get a little worried. People kept coming in and there wasn’t a lot of room to just casually walk around the store. We decided to leave, since all we wanted to do was stroll while other people needed to actually shop. Regardless of that, it was fun and now I really want to go back and see it calmly, but maybe in a couple of weeks when the newness of it wears of.

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          So, I told you what I saw, but what did I actually buy? I’ll be honest, not much. The thing is, as much as I want to buy a lot of things, my financial situation is not so good right now. In other words, I’m broke😅. This was more of a reconnaissance trip though. I went to find out the prices of the things I want, so I can go back with more money and a list one day. Also, remember how I said that my stomach doesn’t like things that taste good. I’m not lying, all the food I eat is plain, simple, and with no strong flavors. I get really bad stomach aches easily so I’m very careful to what goes into my mouth and in my belly. I’m allergic to shrimp, also I’m lactose intolerant, and sensitive to gluten, plus I avoid many other things make me have what I call big baby heartburn. Its difficult to eat out and I even have turned my back to the delicious Mexican food I grew up with, sorry enchiladas. Thus, I ate with my eyes (No I didn’t. More like couldn’t because the food places open at 11am and I was there at 10am T.T). I only bought a little tub of kimchi, that I can’t eat because of the shrimp, but I gave it to my brother and his stomach of steel (he finished it already and wants more). The other thing I bought was a little jar of Yuzu Tea which is just yuzu fruit concentrated with sugar and honey that you can add to hot or cold water to make tea. I make hot tea every night with it and, aside from soothing my throat, its delicious of course. For me, this was a very fun trip and throughout I wondered what my friend was thinking about coming with me. Two things stood out for her. The first was how pretty the packaging was. She said everything looked nice and appealing. She wasn’t sure what it was, but she wanted to buy it and find out. The second thing she noticed was that in both supermarkets, aside from the Korean/Asian staff, there were also a lot Hispanics working there. We live in a pretty diverse city and in our own town we have a lot Asian shops in which the owners speak some Spanish, so this is not strange, but it’s always nice to see that we foreigners help each other out. Overall, she said she enjoyed her time browsing and would come with me again, but this time with more research so we can try some of the food out and hopefully find something I could eat.

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            I had such a great time just strolling through the store! It probably sounds pretty lame because it wasn’t a great or grand adventure, but you know they say that it’s the small things that count. I don’t think I’ll ever get to travel. I have so many things in the way for that to happen. And part of me is sad, but the part that accepts it realizes that my travelling dreams will just have to be different. I live in a beautiful city in California that I haven’t been able to explore thoroughly. Now, it’s just up to me gather up the courage and go see more of it. If you read this far, thank you! This is a side of me that pretends to be a good storyteller so please forgive her, she’s wordy and doesn’t make sense sometimes😊.

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        I do allow lactose intolerant people into the Queendom if they wanted and could’ve had one but didn’t, yes. You’re admitted hehehe

        Now we’ve got that out of the way,
        This was such a sweet story and I’m so glad you shared it and it made perfect sense!
        I know a little something of how your body can resist you doing things even if your mind tells you you’re fine so even if I don’t know you very well I’m so proud of you for this little adventure!
        And it’s so cool to see that you enjoy the little things.
        Hwaiting!!! Here’s to many more little adventures. 🖤

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          Aweeesooome! Thank you for allowing us into Queendom. You are most gracious!

          Also, thank you for your kind response:) I might’ve blushed a little because you know its hard to get people be proud of you the older you get. So thank you for that!

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        Hey if @sicarius knows you completed a Quest of Coconut Melonas, you may get knighted.

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      Hey Jellybn! Thanks for sharing your story. It felt as if I was visiting the Korean market again for the first time. I’m glad you had a good time exploring and I hope you’ll get a chance to go again soon.

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        I hope so too! Who knows, I might bump into a Beanie there one day?!

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    We don’t have any korean shops here. I am so envious of you right now. That actually sounds like so much fun but now I’m hungry…

    I recently found a korean brand ramen at a local Asian supermarket, and I got so excited like I know that so 2 whole stores 🤩🤩😍

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      Aww, I hope you get a Korean market around you soon! You know what, Korean products are so popular now you never know where you are going to find them. I actually saw some Chocopies the other day in this retail store next to the checkout line and I would have never expected to see them there. Hopefully the ramen you found is good though!

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        Yes hopefully that happens soon. That must be like having your online world & real life crossing paths.
        I actually didn’t like it but every time it comes out in a show. I’m like oh yeah that one. I’ve tried it.

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    Thank you for sharing your adventure with us, jellybn! You are a great story teller!
    I am so glad you have someone to go exploring with. It is fun to visit Korean stores when you can’t go to Korea…
    I hope that you can go on more outings soon.
    Fighting!!!

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    I love going to the Korean supermarket just to look around too! If you can go on a weekday morning, there aren’t very many people. And if you’re in CA, was the Japanese store Daiso? If not, you should go! Everything is $1.50 and so cute.

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      Yeah, hopefully next time I go during the weekday because they were both packed. And Yes! It was Daiso. I loved it! I like to scrapbook and make cards and such, so I literally could’ve bought every thing in the store because it was so cute. I refrained myself so hard, but that just means I have to go back right?! Hehe.

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    Your trip to the supermarket sounds very fun! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I didn’t realize you were a fellow Californian! Are you NorCal or SoCal?

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    Thank you for sharing your story jellybn~ To many more adventures, small or big. Even a small step can be an adventure in itself 🤗.

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    Thank you for sharing this Jellybn! That sounds like such a fun day and I’m glad you and your friend had a good time at the shops. There’s something special about little adventures like this that you can have right in your own neighborhood.

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      Yes, my city in general is really pretty, now I just need the time to explore it! Wishing you many adventures in your neighborhood as well.

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    I loved reading this and I’m so glad you had a lovely day!
    You’ve reminded me to go out and try to do something new.
    Let us know when you take another visit 🙂

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    Thank you for sharing! I’m happy that you are able to take small steps at your own pace in order to try new things. I can relate to this.

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      I’m pretty good at keeping my own company, so it was nice to go out with my friend and seeing something new. I hope that you can do something new and exciting at your own time as well:) Fighting!

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    Congratulations on your cute little adventure! I’m struck by how transparent you are about your social anxiety and I have two people in my family who are lactose intolerant and have horrible acrid reflux (my hubby and daughter). My daughter is just now really symptomatic and is having to adjust her diet as well—she’s my child who loves to eat, so it’s a challenge. She was also the one that slept a in a swing for the first 3 months of her life, probably because I refused to give up kimchi while I was breast feeding her—poor child. But speaking if lactose intolerance, have you tried Digestive Advantage Lactose Defense? It’s a great over the counter product that allows both my husband and daughter to eat ice cream! I know! You may even be able to eat Queen sic’s Melona bars! I saw that your quest included identifying that ever elusive coconut Melona. That is a rare feat! They are not in my city (I do live in the US). I also live in a town of about 200K, so it’s not so surprising. We’re lucky to have a Korean store—actually two! Looking forward to your next adventure!

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      Hi Ally. My heart reaches out to your daughter. I’ve always had a sensitive stomach and in 8th grade I was diagnosed with GERD which means I basically must take Tums with me everywhere I go. I hope she finds her triggers quickly so she can avoid them and feel loads better. I have tried a lactose pill before, but maybe its me because I still get an upset belly. But I found some Lactaid ice cream in the store and I get all the tub to myself so I do try to get some when I go food shopping!

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    Awww, Jelly! I didn’t think this story was boring, at all. It felt nice and peaceful, like I was strolling through the place with you. You’re a splendid storyteller. 💖 I’m glad you had fun exploring, and in such good company! I hope you can go and explore some more, in different places, and perhaps travel in your own city, just to see what you can find. 🙂 And maybe find some delicious food and friends along the way.

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Completed: Her Private Life⭐
Ryans spotted in the real world: None! But I did see a Lion at the zoo, he was sleeping though…

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    I went into this drama curious about how fangirls would be represented and what kind of romantic leading man Kim Jae-wook would be. I’m not a huge fangirl myself. I’ve never bought merch of anything I like (that has to do more with me being broke and trying to save my money rather than not wanting to buy things) and though I squeal and swoon over my dramas, I try to do it as privately as possible (my fam would never let me live it down if I publicly profess my love for any oppa). So, I was just disappointed how that plot line was handled. There is a lot to be said about Deok-mi’s obsession, but I don’t think I could do it right, so I’ll just say that she should have at least taught the other fans who pelted her to suffer the consequences of their actions rather then let them get away scott free. A good unnie and fellow fan should’ve not condone that type of behavior at all. With that plot line out, the romance was what kept me going. KJW and PMY were great! PMY has great chemistry with all her co-stars and her role as Deok-mi made me like a female lead for just being like the best girlfriend. She made it so easy for Ryan to open up to her and confide in her, which we usually watch the other way around where the boyfriend is the one consoling the girl. Ryan was the best! And non-existing right?! He was just like so perfect and like the most understanding guy ever that I feel only KJW could have played him. I want him in more rom-coms please! The rest of the plot lines were ughhh! Because whyyyy! Childhood tropes are the most popular drama tropes and I just can’t with them anymore. I just overlooked all of it because the ending was sweet and yes for Deok-mi advancing her career!! Eun-gi was a cutie at the end and the three amigos friendship is the best! If I’m jealous of anything, it has to be Deok-mi and Seon-joo being fangirls and best friends forever together. I need a Seon-joo, or a Deok-mi, or both girls since they are both great on their own. And how cute is Geon-woo😍.Overall, there is still no perfect rom-com out there for me, but I’m still on the lookout!

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      YES YES YES!
      Tell me when you find that perfect rom-com, I’ve been looking for one my whole k-drama watching career.

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        I think Beanies should write a rom-com ourselves! Maybe then we will get closer to one😁

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Completed: He Is Psychometric/ That Psychometric Guy❤
Take away: No one with psychometric abilities touch me, please! I will relive my most cringiest moments in the comfort of my bed, in the middle of the night, all by myself thankyouverymuch😂😭

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    Why is it that when I really like things, my brain freezes up and I can’t talk/write properly?! Like, I’m already bad at explaining things, but why can’t I even gush? Ugh! I don’t really know, but please read the following with enthusiasm!
    I really enjoyed this drama! The cast was great all around, but I was really surprised by our leads. I’ve seen Jinyoung in My Love Eun-dong and in LOTBS and loved him in both roles, so I knew he was going to be great, but still the character growth in Lee Anh was just good. Ye-eun is new to me, but I came to really like Jae-in since she was like not annoying and smart and had character and could handle her own. I like how the two genres of romance and thriller were blended. Were the romance took place in the beginning which allowed for cute moments, but once things got serious, they still cared and looked out for each other, so there was no noble idiocy and they worked as a team. The thriller aspects were just enough for me to be interested and curious for answers and not scared (well, not a lot because I’m a huge scaredy cat). I was personally satisfied with the ending, which gives it extra points since we all know too well how disappointing some drama endings are. Oh gosh, I could say more, but, like I said, i have writer’s block. Meet me in real life Beanies, and I’ll talk your ear off…

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    However, it takes effort and concentration to do what he did, so I think he’d be able to turn it on and off, and respect your privacy, right? I actually think it’d be kind of cool. My husband does psychoanalysis and psychotherapy and he’s really good at it, but people sometimes don’t like talking to him because they’re worried he’ll analyze them. He says it takes a lot of energy to do it, so he usually doesn’t in day to day conversations and interactions. And he always asks people if they want him to do it on them.

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      I always thought the psychometric abilities were really interesing and well done in the drama. What your husband does is really cool as well! It must of required a lot of studying to be able to read people and analyze them. I always find myself trying to figure out why people around me do this or that. Of course, its all just assumptions on my part, but it’s really neat to know that Doctors like your husband would know after some time.

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Completed: Sky Castle❤
Final Grade: Perfect scores all around you would’ve thought they cheated!

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    Okay, no drama is perfect, and Sky Castle certainly wasn’t, but it was pretty darn good! The writing, the acting, and the directing were all top notch that you got sucked into a story about parents wanting their kids to study all day just so that the family name could be held high. Actually, that is a pretty bad explanation, but it’s all to say that one of the major attractions this drama has is its originality. After you watch a certain amount of dramas, you start noticing that many follow the same formula and they all start blending together, so it is always great and refreshing when you watch one that’s new and different and interesting and satisfying, which Sky Castle was. We always get stories about Hell Joseon and struggling to get to college while working part time jobs or in the other spectrum with chaebols having everything handed to them, but this was interesting because a lot of these people are first generation money or know of the struggle of being poor. Regardless, I always felt bad for the kids. All they did was study and think about studying. I was glad for how the drama was wrapped up and for its success, though that ending of course showed that the cycle keeps repeating itself which is harsh, but true.

    My personal ratings:
    -Love❤
    -Like⭐
    -Meh😒
    -Hmm❓
    -Wae❌

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Beanies, I just finished watching a lovely Cdrama that some of you recommended. When We Were Young was heartwarming, relatable, and, most of all, satisfying. Cdramas sometimes leave me hanging, but I really did enjoy this one!❤

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    I used to believe that high school dramas were not for me. After watching my tenth or so, I began to realize that maybe it’s just American TV shows set in high school that repel me. I’ve watched Korean, Chinese, and Japanese high school dramas/movies and have felt so moved by them that now I guess I have to eat my words. When We Were Young was about a group of friends that all had their problems at home and in school, because of those darned tests we all go thru, but their friendship was strong and they weathered everything together. And maybe that’s the reason I avoid them. I didn’t come out of high school with life long friends. Although I did enjoy my high school time and can look back at it fondly sometimes, I still remember feeling really alone during my senior year and how I wished that I had a close group of friends that would have my back. But that’s what great about these high school dramas. The Reply’s, the School’s, When We Were Young, even A Love So Beautiful, show these heartwarming moments between parents and their kids, students and their teachers, classmates with each other, friends helping friends! I can connect with these stories even though I am miles away and look completely different from them and speak a different language as well. So, basically all of that to say, I really loved this drama! Aside from all the things that touched me, most importantly we got no flash forwards or time skips, which manse, because although there is this curiosity to know what happened to the characters, the drama ends in a pretty satisfying way.

    Which reminds me of this other drama…(two reviews for one, hehe😁). Before watching WWWY, I watched this other Cdrama called Suddenly, This Summer. Without giving too much away, this drama is similar to many other dramas from this high school genre in which we follow a group of friends from high school to college to the beginning of their professional life. And like many other dramas in this genre, there is a girl who is not good at studying, a handsome boy who is smart and helps her study, and many other similarities that I’m too lazy to type out. Well, this drama has the cutest way they fall in love, by studying together, odvi! (Ahhh, if only there were studious handsome boys in my school, sigh!) However, I guess this the big spoiler, they don’t end up going to the same college which sucks, but that’s life. So, they try having a long distance relationship which, for the most part, works out well the first couple of years. Until the angst arrives! Now, I’m all okay with the good kind of angst, but when it just drags out to the end, I’m just like 😑. Endings don’t have to be all wrapped up in pretty bows, although I do like bows, but just no. more. time. skips. Please! I was really enjoying the drama and all its storylines, and then was like nooo, whyyy, sighhh, I guessss.

    TL; DR Anyways, I rambled about nothing, but I did really love When We Were Young

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      I need to watch When We Were Young, it sounds amazing. I always feel a little apprehensive starting a high school drama/movie etc. It wasn’t the best time of my life and I remember longing for the day I would be a grown-up!

      But the way high school is portrayed in Asian TV is so different and it’s brilliant to watch these characters grow together.

      I agree Suddenly this Summer started off so well but the angst was unbearable. I kept thinking it’s only going to be for 2-3 episodes, hang in there…
      How many time skips does one drama need?

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        You should give it a try😊 When I was in high school, I felt like I was already adultish, I’m probably looking for the word mature, that I always felt disconnected from kids my age so that’s where my apprehension for watching high school things comes from. But, I guess it’s nice to see what could’ve been if I wasnt so uptight and was just a teen.

        Ugh, time skips!😣

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    On another note, Beanies, can you recommend me a good Cdrama. Usually, I watch a completed one while I wait for subs. I still haven’t dipped my toes in the really long ones because…lots of episodes scare me, so preferably shorter ones. Or do you know if any of these (Lion Pride, Single Ladies Senior, or Iron Ladies) end well. Please and thank you😀

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    Yes yes yes! This drama is beautiful! I second the reccomendation!!!

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Completed: The Light In Your Eyes/ Radiant ❤
Boxes of Tissues Needed: 3 (One for each eye and another for my nose😪)

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    I held in the tears for a while there after episode ten, but I just broke in the last episode, tmi but I bawled so hard that snot was coming out and everything. I was able to avoid spoilers, but since I knew something big was going to happen, it wasn’t that hard to figure it out on my own. But still, it was good! And at 12 episodes it was just the right amount of climax with resolution. It was soooo funny at times and soooo sad at others. My heart would hurt and then I would laugh and I was okay again. I really enjoyed this drama so much. Miss Kim Hye-Ja was amazing! and convincing as a 25 year old in an old woman’s body. Props to Han Ji-min and Nam Joo-hyuk who were great as well and really convinced me in their acting. Also, Son Ho-jun! who has the best comedic moments as well as some of the touching ones. It’s a drama that makes you think at the end of it. Just give it a shot, Beanies!

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    Hands more tissues and some towels in case you want to continue the cryfest with JTBC’s Beautiful World.

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      I want to, but don’t want to. Like I know it is going to be good, but I’m like so sensitive right now that I’m going to wait until I’m a little better. Thanks for the tissues and towels though😊.*hoards all of them for later*

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Drama Completed: Touch Your Heart/ Reach of Sincerity❤
Dentist appointments required to treat cavities: Multiple

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    I just loved this drama. It was too cute! I liked the fact that it stayed a rom-com (let’s forget the noble idiocy). Yeah, they probably zipped right through the cases and there were some questionable law-related events that even ignorant me was like, hmm not sure how that would pass in the real world, but I didn’t really care for that aspect of the drama. I wanted a romantic-comedy of a very beautiful, not-so good actress and a handsome, prickly lawyer falling in love and that’s what I got. What added to the cake, was the fact that both of them grew and helped each other. Yeon-seo was able to confront a lot of things with Jung-rok, such as eating alone, a serial stalker, and even becoming a pretty darn good secretary. On the other hand,Jung-rok was able to actually smile and make jokes, reconnect with his father, and have someone to be there for him when there was trouble with work. They might have acted like teenagers in love because it was the first time for both them which I know is not what a lot of people like since they are clearly both beautiful adults and it seems improbable that they wouldn’t have dated, but it gives hope to us basic single since life people that there is someone out there for us that will revert to their younger self when they fall in love, or at least that is what I love to think😂. Anyways, there are many other reasons why I liked it which I can’t think of now. I’m just glad that I was finally out of that funky mood I had and was able to catch up with the first few episodes to enjoy this live!

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Beanies, after watching so many dramas, you guys see tropes and cliches everywhere too, right?! The latest for me was when I was watching Happy Feet with my nephew. Mumble was a total noble idiot, huh😂

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Completed: The Crowned Clown⭐
Tears almost shed: 2 (Eunuch Jo and Guard Jang)

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    Reasons why I liked it:
    -YEO JIN GOO! He was great as the crazed king, as the clown, and as the clown pretending to be the king. His drama, for sure!
    – The instrumentals, I loved them! Made me want to play more epic music in daily routine. Imagine the drums getting stronger as I flip my egg for breakfast!😂
    – The cinematography was beautiful. TvN has such good quality shows, but somehow I am more in awe when they are sageuks.
    – Somehow I was always engaged in the story and I wanted to see what was going to happen next even though it never went how I expected it too.

    Why I couldn’t love it:
    -I haven’t really seen a lot of sageuks and I don’t particularly look out for them unless there is something different about them, but even then the politics! Someone always wants the throne or the control of the throne, because of greed, power, and/or pride and I am kind of over it.
    – I think killing the king was a bold move, but I wanted more of him. Or more of Jin-goo playing him! I wanted more of the clown and the king interacting together. He could’ve stuck around for a couple episodes more is all I’m saying.
    – Where the good guys actually good? In the last episode, I noticed that aside from Eunuch Jo’s goodbye and Guard Jang following our clown, I felt so detached to all the other characters. Our main “good” guy died and I was like…(sidenote: in the beginning I got the chief royal secretary and the prince mixed up that I couldn’t distinguish who was who so maybe I already knew it was all not black and white). Like, I’m all for the people and it was great that the bigger goal was to help the people, but I’m so against murder especially that of a child. If the crazy king would’ve done it then his death would’ve been more poignant in my opinion, but in the end the chief royal secretary ended up killing them both all for his vision so…who really are the good guys?
    – I am all for a happy ending, but, really?!, time skips, ugh😣!

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To all of the Beanies who frequent this wall,

Thank You!
For all of the laughs and all of the feels,
For commenting back or just agreeing with me through a like,
For making this a safe place to post my thoughts and feelings,
For being my first internet friends whom I wish to meet in real life so I can actually talk to and not be stunted by text,
For knowing way more than I do and seeing more than I have,
For being witty and funny and for just being the coolest of people.
Thank you for writing beautiful words, deep thoughts, feelings so true throughout all this time.
There are no other people out there like you, Beanies!
And for that I say, Thank You!
I am grateful for all of you:)

Love,
February

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    I so wanted to join Love February everyday, but talk about writer’s block! I think that I am not in the place in my life right now to open up the feels. I’m doing good and I want to stay good, so I couldn’t open that box up and although I have many other physical things I love, my brain to hand to phone connection was broken😂. I
    read and enjoy reading all of the posts you all made. You are all so eloquent and way smarter than me, which makes me feel good. I like learning from my friends😊.

    Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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      I feel this ~ at a certain point I turned coward and couldn’t write with the same openness of others. I’m in a decent place right now, and when I would try to write certain things I would just end up crying and words would fail.

      But that’s okay, Love February has been so wonderful, especially for the great variety that’s been posted!

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        Yes, I agree. Love February has been wonderful! Kudos to you for starting it.

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    Thank you for joining in Jelly!

    And would love to meet you someday, somewhere 🙂

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Like always, Beanies know the best dramas out there. I finally had time to catch up on past dramas and first on the list was Just Dance. As expected, I loved it! It was so real and raw and different. Like obviously it was still a drama, but it had so many emotions and feelings that niggled at me because I could relate or understand. It was short, good, and very enjoyable! My heart even fluttered! Definitely glad I watched it:)

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    Surprisingly, I didn’t cry while watching this even though I could relate to so many family and friend problems. Maybe it was because I told myself to not look too deeply into myself and just see it as a drama. I’m good at protecting myself like that. There were times were Si-eun made me angry and times were I knew where she was coming from. I feel like my brain is on a different wavelength from those of my friends and family. Ever since I was young, I’ve had more mature thoughts and stress from my family than those of children around me or so it looked that way. I seemed to never connect truly with people my age. And I have like major trust issues so letting someone into my life is hard. But unlike her, I never fought with my friends and made up. I just slowly or very suddenly in some cases lost contact with them with no strong words between us. I have no high school friends I keep in touch with and I honestly don’t want to see anyone from around that time unless it’s in a control setting were I can compose myself. None of that suddenly meeting each other in the street stuff. I’ve always considered myself friendly. I’ve made lots of friends, but I have never been able to keep them. In elementary, I had friends in my classroom and friends at my apartments, but I moved and lost contact. In middle school, I had people I talked to and new friends I meet in orchestra. In high school, my group of friends occupied two benches in freshman year, but slowly everyone left to hang out with someone else. I always had someone to hang out with and to talk to, but I started feeling left out. They knew things about each other that I didn’t. They texted and hanged out outside of school, but I had never done that with them and wasn’t invited. It was always school, home, school, home with me. I never knew that they would spend all afternoon together. I probably couldn’t hang out with them because of my strict parents and having to babysit my siblings, but still, it’s the thought that counts, right?! I was the 4th rower, the two underclassmen dance girls whose names we don’t know. But still, I didn’t let it get to me. I was still their friend. By the time I was a senior though things changed. I started feeling sick. I felt horrible and although I went to the doctor they really couldn’t tell me anything about what I was feeling. So, I powered through and for the first time, I hated going to school. I felt sick, but couldn’t explain why. I didn’t know how to articulate why I was always in a mood or sad or why I didn’t look forward to anything. By then, our group was so small, we ate in a teachers class during lunch, sometimes alone when we were busy. I felt lonely at times, but I held it in and didn’t tell anyone. How could I, when I couldn’t myself understand. By the time I graduated, I felt so awkward around everybody that all I wanted was to be out of that school. I wanted to start college and get a new life.

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      When college rolled around, I made friends again. But is it something about me or my trepidation at letting people in that I just can’t connect? I dropped out of college for various reasons and once again I was left without friends. The controlling person inside me thinks that it’s something in me that makes me so lonely in the end, but I try to calm her down and tell her that just the same way I don’t open up to people, I’ve just met people that don’t open up so easily too. I may sound whiny right now and not such a good person, but I am honestly not trying to blame anyone or myself for the way I am. I will always be grateful and thankful for those good memories I have had with all of my various friends. They are still very dear to me and I still love them and wish them the very best in the world. But, oh, how I wish we could avoid awkward encounters after we haven’t seen each other in a while! I’ve gone through some things in my life and I’ve wanted someone to help me through it all and although they come and go, there have been some people that listen and for that I am grateful. Last year, I had a personal goal to strengthen friendships and make new friends. Sadly, it didn’t go as planned. 2018 was tough man. But this year I decided to focus on myself and showing love to myself. I’m happy to say that I have been doing good! I’ve actually spent more time with my friends this year than I did last year and I’m even bold enough to post more often on DB. I have now rambled forever on what was originally a post on Just Dance, but all these feelings came up while watching it. Thanks for listening Beanies😀

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        Just Dance was a wonderful drama and I cried quite a bit during some episodes. I always wanted a crowd to hang out with in school but I didn’t find my crowd until I started to work. Like you I had family obligations at home. I also had a parent that didn’t want any other kids hanging around. Sometimes our experiences at home or at school condition us to be distrustful.

        I hope that this year is much better for you and I applaud you for showing love to yourself and spending time with friends (and posting here with virtual friends).

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        *clasps your hands and hopes for good things and strong friendships for you in 2019* Thank you for sharing, Jel <3

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Went to sleep as an Eunuch in Drag, woke up as a Chaebol’s Poor Doppelganger! Finally!
Funny story: My uncle is a truck driver and one day when he was in Texas he saw someone who looked just like me. He called my mom to check if I was home and I, for the first time, believed that maybe there are 7 other people who look just like me in the world, lol😂. Hopefully, Texas Jelly is doing good!

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Beanies, I just finished my first 50 episode Family Drama! It was the wonderful Father Is Strange❤. I loved it! It took me around three months to finish it because of the holidays and just overall being busy, but I’m glad that I gave it a chance despite being scared of watching a drama this long.

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    Father Is Strange is one those dramas everyone praises and talks fondly about, and now I can see why and I completely agree. One of the reservations I had starting this drama was, of course, the episode count. I could have watched three to four dramas with these many episodes! But it is an easy watch and entertaining enough that I could watch a couple episodes in one sitting when I had the chance. I usually avoid spoilers like the plague, but with this drama I had heard many spoilers beforehand that they actually encouraged me to watch it. I am sometimes so stunted when I want to express myself in writing so all I can really say is that I loved it and enjoyed it very, very much. I teared up so many times and that is good point in my book since it means I connected with it. The cast was great and it’s nice to see that a lot of these actors have had great dramas that followed. One huge factor that encouraged me to give this drama a chance was the podcast deep dive of the Dramas Over Flowers ladies (@festerfaster @laica featuring @lollypip). I heard it before I even thought of watching this drama and I just listened to it again so I could nod my head and laugh alongside them. Anyways, Beanies, if you are ever bored, you might want to give it a chance.

    My rating system:
    -Love❤
    -Like⭐
    -Meh😒
    -Hmm❓
    -Wae❌

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      Aww @pbnjelly513! It’s the best feeling to finish a satisfying 50 ep drama, so a thumping high five for that, and it’s an even better feeling to find out that your podcast convinced someone to give this show a try. A massive hug for that!
      You hear that, @saya? Now, watch FiS already!

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        I’m like technologically challenged so I couldn’t link the video, but I still wanted to let you ladies know that I really enjoy your podcasts 😊.

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      Yay, I’m so glad we played a part in convincing you to watch this gem of a drama! Sending you all the finger hearts! You’re so right about the episode count, but the flip side of that is when you get a really good long drama, it’s that much more satisfying and you end up loving the cast so much more because you spent all that time with them. I think FiS is one of my top most satisfying kdrama endings, too. Thanks so much for listening to us not just once, but twice! <3

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        I agree! The ending was soooo satisfying! They wrapped it up so well that I’m surprised they didn’t leave no gaping holes. If a 50 ep drama did that ypu 16 ep dramas can too, ya hear😁

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    Ah yay! I watched it last year, and it really does deserve all the hype! So glad it’s still holding up and getting love ~

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      I feel so accomplished right now! Like a check on the kdrama list has been marked lol😁. So I’m glad it was because of a deserving drama!

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    Congrats on completing your first 50 ep drama! 😊

    There are several dramas that, even with a 50 ep count, are quite good. I haven’t watched this particular show although I’ve always read positive comments about it. Glad you enjoyed it!

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      The positive comments are what drew me to it, but it was daunting at first just looking at the episode count. But it’s free on YouTube so I could watch parts of it here and there on my phone😊

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    Yaaaayyyy, congrats! *high-five*
    I also just finished my first 50 episodes kdrama. Currently I’m having drama withdrawal. It’s hard after you feel attached with the characters. I have planned to watch Father is Strange since last year, but I was angry with Jiho played by Jung So-min after the last few episodes of Because This is My First Life, I didn’t want to see her in anything. It’s definitely not her fault, but I can be very irrational sometimes 😅
    FiS is still on my list and I will definitely watch it.

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      Thank you*receives your high five*
      I get it. Sometimes when you are so into something you can’t get out of that headspace for a while. FiS is the third project of hers I’ve seen and I am just looking forward to her next one because she has played completely different characters in each that her acting really stands out for me.
      Hopefully you get to watch a good drama soon! I’m usually not one for slumps since I am always watching one thing or another, but it does get frustrating when things are slow!

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Completed: Top Star Yoo Baek⭐
Heols[헐] in the finale: 1🐔 (😂)

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    I really enjoyed this drama. I was in it for the cast! Kim Ji-suk, Jeon So-min, and Lee Sang-yeob have had dramas I’ve really liked and I wanted to see how they would do the whole rich star falls for country girl. Do you know when you like something, but can’t seem to put into words? That’s me all the time! When writing, if it is not a prompt, I can’t seem to organize my thoughts. So here is some randomness with some spoilers:
    -I love how over the top Mr. Unicorn was and how it was all a front (for the most part), of the sadness he carried.
    -I loved how the island and its people gave him the healing he needed and it wasn’t just because of falling in love.
    – The love story was cute. I liked how he waited and encouraged her to follow her dreams.
    -The island people had good arcs and the love they had for each other was touching.
    -Although I retranslated everything for myself in my head, I am thankful for the subbers who took their time to do that!!! It must of been hard because of the satoori as well.
    – The ending was good. I love how we left everyone. Things don’t change overnight and it’s the little steps and people around you that help you move forward positively.

    I really did enjoy this drama, although I can only say it in these broken words.

    My rating system:
    -Love❤
    -Like⭐
    -Meh😒
    -Hmm❓
    -Wae❌

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Memories of the Alhambra: Completed⭐

Chanclas thrown at the TV:
2👡

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    For the most part, I am a pretty simple girl. If I am entertained, I like it. If I’m wowed, I love it. I found Memories of the Alhambra to be very entertaining. It was different and it was new. It had Hyun-bin and it had action. I had to watch the finale in two parts and up to the last thirty minutes, I was entertained and expecting. If it’s interesting, then I don’t really care about plot holes and such. I can gloss over that. But give me thirty minutes of a time jump and characters I don’t care about and I am just mad! I’m sorry, but I really did not care about what Yu-ra or Su-jin were up to, their stories I could’ve done without. But where was Jin-woo? It’s his story and yet he doesn’t show up. We hardly get to see his face. (Please let it not be a drama trend!) I’m okay with open endings, but like only if the rest of it is okay and by the end I was not okay. I was frustrated and sleepy and just overall annoyed that I threw my chanclas at the floor to release that stress.
    Now that I’m well-rested and have thought about it, I can still say that I liked the show, just not its ending. I suck majorly at RPGs, but they still seem interesting to a non-gamer like me, so the whole aspect of the game was very fun and entertaining to me. I agree with everyone that there was not enough Chanyeol! I like Park Shin-hye and I think she did fine in this role, it just sucks that she wasn’t given more to do. Hyun-bin was great! It was totally his drama. Wished we could’ve seen Jin-woo escape the game, clear his name, and start all over, but you know writing must hard or something since we always get some bad endings. Oh well, I make no sense sometimes either and the only pressure I have is my own, but still… Fighting 2019!

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    This made me laugh 😂😂
    Surprised only 2 chanclas were thrown, though!

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      Natz!!! I only had the two I was wearing😂 I could’ve gone for another round if I took my sisters slippers since she was right next to me waiting for the tv, but the look on her face at my antics stopped me from doing so, baahaha😂😂😂

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    😂😂😂

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Beanies, we are only five days into January and I already finished two dramas! 😮 Okay, I started them last year and only saw the final episodes, but my list went quickly from zero to two. 😁 I especially like the fact that I watched them with my mom. Hopefully, we get to watch more dramas, better dramas, this year together!😊

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    So, the two dramas we watched were Love Alert and Twelve Nights. My mom’s thoughts on these shows: She really liked Love Alert. She likes that the leads were nice and would constantly say that she wanted his parents to just back off. For the most part, she was happy, except for the end. She hated the time skip (as she should!) and was so angry at the end that the wedding was kind of lame (her words). She was like where is the party? Where are the babies? Lol.😂 I guess my mom really loves her weddings. Another notable point she mentioned was that at first she didn’t think the lead was handsome, but throughout the show she saw his charm and declared him handsome enough. I see improvement in my mom because she usually can’t distinguish any actors or actresses. Twelve Nights was a little higher on her “let’s watch it now” radar. She really wanted the leads to get together so she was really mad at the open ended finale. She even told me she wanted to write a letter and ask them why they just couldn’t at least hug at the end, lolllllllll! 😂😂😂 She did like Chan’s arc though and for the most part enjoyed everything else. After watching these dramas with my mom, I noticed how different our tastes for shows are. I like good writing, direction, and likable leads and characters, whereas my mom just wants romance and a wedding, party, and baby at the end, haha.😂 Anyways, I really enjoyed spending time with her. I purposely watched two slow dramas with her since we have to use Spanish subs and she is the type to ask a lot of questions, and I didn’t want to miss out on the plot, but I’ve learned my lesson and I will choose better dramas next time!😃

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    My short reviews: Love Alert was a meh😒 drama for me. I don’t know anything about the leads and haven’t seen any of their past works so I can’t say if they were up to their standards or not, but to be honest the plot didn’t give them much to work on. The story kept repeating itself and going round and round. It had your typical chaebols trying to control their children, moms that look out only for the money, childhood connections, relationship contracts…The only thing I enjoyed was that the leads were nice, but I didn’t really feel a spark between them which would of been nice since it would have made the drama a smidge better. I really liked ⭐Twelve Nights though. I liked the background music, the cinematography, how quiet it could be, how it was realistic that you don’t always reach your dreams, but you keep trying. The conversations and situations the leads found themselves made it believable that even with those short amount of days they spent together, they found each other changed and moved and encouraged to give it another shot. I was more than okay with the ending especially since Chan and his family had a really nice arc that was looking good where we left them off. Clearly, me and my mom have different tastes in dramas, huh!😁

    My Rating System:
    -Loved ❤
    -Liked ⭐
    -Meh 😒
    -Hmm ❓
    -Wae❌

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Beanies, I want to wish you all a Happy New Year! 2018 was tough for some of us in many ways and because of that I sincerely hope that 2019 is better for all of us, personally and in dramaland as well. Here’s to a new year!🎉

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    2018 was my second year of live watching dramas and I’m glad to say that for the most part, I watched some pretty good ones. I had a goal this year to not watch just anything because I watched and sat through way too many in 2017. My number is still high, but thanks to Beanie reviews and recommendations I thoroughly enjoyed most of what I watched.😀 The few stinkers were the ones I live-watched that I just didn’t end up dropping because I was to curious about what was going to happen (the tree never died, the truck of doom took two for one, and happy trailers were a front for unforseen sadness). Anyways, I just wanted to give a huge thanks to all Beanies and to the Dramabeans site. I am not a social media person and it takes a lot for me to open up online. In person, I can talk to you until you get tired of me (well, if you are my friend because I am pretty shy when I meet new people), but, online, I still get nervous and timid to post my thoughts. That is why I am still a Eunuch in Drag even though I registered when the website changed and added this feature.😅 I am not really active in recaps, although I do read most of them, and I am a big upvoter and lurker in the fan wall. But even though I am like this, I still feel very much a part of this group of people that enjoys talking life and dramas together. So, thank you Beanies for this safe place! May 2019 be full of love, laughter, and happiness!!!😊
    P.S. I want to give a special thank you to rabb.it Beanies! I really enjoyed watching Come And Hug Me with you guys and it is memorable because of that. OctobINAR was also great and I got to re-live such a great drama with people that love it as well. It became harder for me to check in with you guys there because of stuff at home, but I am still happy that I got spend time with you all there.😘

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    *New Year’s Resolutions*
    More like guidelines to live by, since I always break my resolutions.
    1. Take better care of my health! Exercise more often, don’t spend a lot of time just laying around, eat healthier, handle stress better, take care of my mental health, get rid of the toxicity in my life.
    2. Practice my hobbies! Paint more, practice my violin, work on my scrapbook, take more pictures, read more books, work on my crocheting and knitting, be more creative in general.
    3. Get out of my comfort zone, reasonably! Take more walks, visit new places, be adventurous and spontaneous, try new things.
    4. Do things that make me happy! Be nicer to myself, smile more, laugh more, treat myself, say yes to things I want and no to things I don’t.
    5. Be nicer to others! Be kind and gentle to those looking down, love more and be open to being loved, pay it forward, treat others the way I want to be treated.

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    *Note to Self*—Live and Past Dramas I watched in 2019—
    ❤=Loved ⭐=Liked ❓=Hmm

    -King 2 Hearts⭐
    -I’m Not A Robot❤
    -Just Between Lovers❤
    -Twenty Again (w/ Mom)⭐
    -Longing Heart⭐
    -Radio Romance⭐
    -Eulachacha Waikiki❤
    -Evergreen❓
    -A Poem A Day⭐
    -Prison Playbook❤
    -My Ajusshi❤
    -My Husband, Mr. Oh⭐
    -You Drive Me Crazy (Special)❤
    -Love For A Thousand More (Web Series)⭐
    -Live❤
    -The Boy Next Door (WS)⭐
    -About Time❓
    -Come And Hug Me⭐
    -to.Jenny (Sp)❤
    -Miss Hammurabi⭐
    -What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim⭐
    -I Remember You (w/Ev)⭐
    -Chicago Typewriter❤
    -Life On Mars❤
    -My ID Is Gangnam Beauty⭐
    -30 But 17❤
    -Ping Pong Ball (Sp)⭐
    -100 Days My Prince❤
    -Notebook of My Most Embarrassing Days (KBS sp)❤
    -Terrius Behind Me⭐
    -The Third Charm❓
    -The Smile Has Left Your Eyes❤
    -The Tuna & The Dolphin (KBS sp)⭐
    -Where Stars Land⭐
    -Witch’s Love⭐

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      I suggest you watch Dance Sports Girls/Just Dance after seeing your list. Wishing you a Happy New Year and a more serene 2019!

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        It is on the list, definitely! I’ve been so busy this last couple of days/weeks and with the siblings home from school, I haven’t had time to catch up on the dramas I was watching, but I will get to them soon. Best wishes for 2019😀

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    Happy New Year!

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    Happy New Year 💝💜💝💜

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    Happy new year jellybn! Here’s to many more cheers, good health and doing what you enjoy! 🥂

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Wishing all Beanies a very Merry Christmas today! That your day is filled with love, laughter, and happiness with friends, loved ones, and family!

Beanies, it is barely 10 am here and I am already tired. The pozole is done, but the tamales aren’t even halfway to being finished😭. I’m lurking the wall to distract me from the work and the dishes, hehe. Hope you all eat some good food today!😀
#MexicanChristmas
#FelizNavidad

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Was anybody else uncomfortable with the ending of Where Stars Land? Judging by the fan wall, I guess we all were a little or a lot confused and angry at how things were wrapped up. Beanies have a way of writing how I feel, so I’ll just echo those sentiments by writing What The Even Heck show! I almost threw my remote at the tv when the one year skip came along, but refrained myself and threw it at the couch. By the time the final scene rolled, my eyes were so rolled back too I had to stop or I was going to get a headache. For the most part I enjoyed it, that’s why it was a pity it ended that way. Sometimes you only remember how it ends and not the means getting there. Sigh.

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    I havent finished it yet but i know i spent the first fifteen mins thinking ‘how annoying WHY are we spending this precious time on gangsters and Inwoo!!’ And how does he not collapse when half his body looked like its rotting from the inside.

    Bracing myself for the rest of the episode.

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      I think that they were going for 20 episodes and only got 16. Which ugh! because the writer clearly had many things they needed to wrap up and also why! choose the gangsters. When 30 But 17 got cut, you could see where things were left hanging, but at least it gave us otp moments and their own personal growth that I ended up loving it despite its loose threads.

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    I don’t think the ending was all that atypical when it comes to Korean dramas — the hero or heroine being gone for a year (to study, for work, etc.) comes up in soooo many that if I started naming them I’d be here all day! However, the strange part of it was the way it was filmed, with no surety that it was actually Lee Je-hoon hugging her back. Was the actor already off on break or filming another project? Did I miss something about that? And, if it was him, how weird was the direction to have him standing like a post as if he wasn’t actually all that thrilled to see her. The little dust-buster robot had a more emotional response at their reunion 😛

    As for the gangster nonsense, that might have seemed like filler, but it was there for “Hyung’s Redemption,” so the two step-brothers could take down the bad guys who contributed to the ruin of their lives once and for all.

    The show had some cute moments, but it felt too much like kids playing dress-up when it came to that crop of security agents who barely looked out of high school. Was the secondary romance appealing as those actors delivered it? Yeah, but all the rest of it strained credulity.

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      One year time skips are my biggest pet peeve in dramas. Like what if she was having a bad day, and you can’t expect your feelings to remain the same after a year of not seeing them. I guess they are going for absence makes the heart grow fonder, but I just don’t like it. And who knows what was going on in that last scene. It looked so awkward and I’m with everyone that it did not look like Lee Je-hoon! Maybe we will hear about it later in interviews but who knows.

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I successfully avoided all spoilers for 100MS and I’m easily shocked, so for the past two episodes I’ve had my mouth opened with incoherent noises coming out. More in the reply, but I just have to mention that Seo In-guk and Jung So-min were great in their respective roles! Like wow!

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    The Smile Has Left Your Eyes was definitely an appropriate title since Seo In-guk was really expressive with his eyes. Not knowing anything about the Jdrama, I was very confused at first that the male lead was all sorts of shady and the more we learned of him the more shadier he became. But still, it was interesting. And you wondered why a girl would fall for him, but yet many girls fell for him. When Moo-young and Jin-kang got together and had all those cute moments, it was then that I understood that it could only be her. They had this good energy when they were together, like it felt right, but like it was meant to be and it wasn’t at the same time. The ending was…okay. Like I understand that it is based on an adaptation that had a far darker conclusion, but I am always hoping for a happy conclusion for the main couple and this wasn’t it. I’m mad on Jin-kang’s behalf that no one told her the truth beforehand. If you know her and love her, then you would know that it would hurt her, but she is strong and would be able to get through it. Why in the world did Moo-yeong fall for that lady’s lies? Like he is pretty smart about things and he should’ve asked for proof or gone straight to Jin-gook and confront him again. And why did Jin-gook stab him. Like it would make sense if JK and MY were actually siblings, but they weren’t, so why? These are the thoughts I’m left with now that I’ve had time to think about it. Overall, I did like and enjoy watching the drama. And I am glad I watched it live because to me it is one of those dramas that you can enjoy better if you watch one episode a day of. On that note, thank you TVN for making the episodes one hour long and not over that limit, I greatly appreciated that!

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      This is basically the same as how I felt about it. And as for the stabbing I thought that we were finally getting an answer to that when JK asked JG why he stabbed MY? And why didnt he just…apologize? And JG instead of answering this perfectly question apologizes to JK right then. And all I could think was—wait. No, sir. You didn’t stab her. You have tons of things to apologize to her for. Apologize to her for THOSE things. Explain the stabbing reasoning.

      Do you know who I was just really, probably unreasonably angry for the majority of this drama? Tak. Don’t even know why. Actually, yes I do. She knew a lot of this. She could have either been working on JG to tell the truth for years or done it herself.

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        Tak made me angry too! Like at first I liked her relationship to the Yoon siblings, but towards the end when she should’ve just sat them down and tell them to talk it out she didn’t do anything. She actually told JK some of JG secrets and then didn’t tell JG until later! Like, woman, you are always up in his business so tell him so they can talk it out right now and not later. One of the things I liked about the drama was the fact that once MY wanted to change for the most part he told JK the truth. Like when he found out his dad was a murderer he initially held back, but then told her anyways. The last couple of episodes lacked serious communication from all parties and that frustrated me so much.

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          aww, the finale and that last conversation between JK-MY is perfect….and the way JK searched for the truth and reason behind MY action was so on point. and she knew, like she really knew that it should have been what WZ sister said that made MY killed her.

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            Yes! Her intuition was good and she knew MY well enough to know that it must’ve been something big if he really did that. She already knew a lot of the secrets and the ones she learned later she took pretty well, which that is why it is a shame they didn’t tell her earlier.

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        Is that because of his own fear (and guilt) over MY and his past ? i thought he told Tak about it. that’s why he said sorry.
        and, yes, Tak, is really useless when she could be so much useful.

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          thats what I heard as well. But thats kind of a bogus reason to stab someone who hasn’t done anything (ignoring the manipulative, self destructive, game playing)

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          I remember hearing that, but I don’t know…I would probably try to do something good towards the person I hurt instead of stabbing them out of my own guilt you know. Who knows how JG got to that point: I killed his dad—->he is dating my sister—->he won’t stop——>……—–>stab him to fix the problem?

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