Beanie level: Water maid

Went down memory lane by watching a Bollywood movie – kabhi kushi kabhi gham, here they dont sub the lyrics to the songs so i used to just dream up whatever they were singing..

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    Found subs that translated the songs this time around & 100% loved it. I think being introduced to bollywood, chinese dramas from an early age made me more accepting of jdoramas n in turn kdramas. And it trained me with the ability of ‘suspension of disbelief/belief’. Yes – Rahul/SRK just falls in love with Anjali/Kajol just like that. Of course Rohan just needs to ‘google’ and bamm he gets his long lost bros address. Lols.

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    Oh man, that movie takes me back – I used to watch it in uni whenever I missed family. I still get a kick out of the ridiculousness of Kareena Kapoor’s Pooja. And Kajol is perfection, love her so much.

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      Kajol is perfection indeed.

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      Kajol is my favorite forever and ever.

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      Poooooo~~~

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        When I first showed the movie to my friends in uni, we all died laughing at her reintroduction. And at Hrithik Roshan’s vinyl outfit. There is nothing not ridiculous about that entire sequence.

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    i love this conversation so much cause its Bollywood beanies are gushing over.. esp its my fav movie which i watches in theatre only to be mesmerised by how beautiful it was. And Kajol was every indian cricket fan in there was so me hyped abt Sachin’s century…
    keep it going i am loving it….

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The current events have got me thinking very deeply and I have a lot of thoughts about the past, current and future, and I need to get it out of me. (I think there will be a few long posts from me) The past:
While I watched I can speak (and other movies based on comfort women) one thought that reverberated in my mind was this could have happened to my grandmother. My maternal grandmother only told me this story once: when the war began, my great grandfather immediately pulled her out of school to stay at home, she hated it because had been looking forward to school. When the Japanese came to their village, she and her female cousins were sneaked out and made to live in the simple hut in the orchard (back then it was like a jungle – really tall fruit trees), they couldn’t cook (no fires) but ate whatever food that could be sneaked to them. She told me at that time it felt like an adventure as she smiled – however I know how scary it would have been for her and how thankful she was and how different her life could have been if she had been taken.
It’s strange to think how the war, something that feels so long ago has shaped me seen and unseen ways – I can see it when I look at myself or when I look at my kids. My ethnicity is Malay, however all my life I’ve been asked if I wasn’t, I was never really bothered about it cause I never really did care. I only found out in my late teens by my MOTHER that my PATERNAL grandmother is of Chinese descent. She was adopted by my grandfather’s family and eventually married to him. During those turbulent times, Chinese families gave their daughters up to malay families to protect them – the Japanese oppressed the Chinese, and when the Brits came back they were against the Pro-Communist Chinese. Even on my mother’s side, my grandfather’s sister was also adopted from a Chinese family. I had never realized it because I always thought that’s how they looked for as long as I had known them and never questioned it. Imagine having to give up your child as a way to save them.
Back then such horrible things were done to men, children and women. Oh how easy it is for men people to become monsters.

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    Your grandma, her parents, her adoptive parents and all others were amazing, amazing people. How easy it is indeed for men to become monsters.

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      Thank you! Its a great reminder of how we can and will survive through anything.. And that there is still goodness even in the worst of times.

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      it’s also infinitely more heartwarming when regular people band together and help each other during times when they’re faced with the biggest monsters

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why is Yang Se Jong so cute in thirty but seventeen? I didn’t realize that I’ve seen him act in Romantic Teacher Doctor Kim because honestly i don’t remember him there at all (dropped it about halfway through though).

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Beanie reviews have never stirred me wrong, watched Live Up to Your Name, Mother, Rescue Me, Liar and His Lover, and Live. All different, and all fantastic dramas. Next up is 30 but 17, I remember the fan wall awash with pictures and gifs while this was showing. I need something light after Live. And then maybe after that Miss Hammurabi.

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I’m almost done with Mother, i’m in the penultimate episode i’m thinking of what to watch next.. Is Hwayugi worth the watch?

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    Yes, if you like bromance and fantasy-comedy…..

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    I enjoyed parts of Hwayugi, but it sort of fell apart midway through. Lee Seunggi and Cha Seung Won are great as is the supporting cast, but the drama itself is meh

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Didnt watch the drama but i see it strayed from the ‘One Sided Love’ category – the manhwa writer even said that it would be pitiful for the main lead to fall in love with him.

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    Wasnt the loops for him to learn to be nice without expectin anythin in return. Just to learn to be anice person? I guess the netizens really didnt like the manhwa ending i gues..

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      It is the standard troupe, men are only horrible because they don’t have a woman to love and pacify them.

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    Argh, I’ll pretend it ended at ep 15, where he had his monologue that even unrequited love is still love. I rolled my eyes at ep 16 when he brought the FL and 2nd ML together akin to what teenagers do to “prove” they had moved on. Lol 😒😂

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watching the first episode of Boyfriend/Encounter – “oh my god, her Dior handbag!” Ahh, to be a chaebol & to be so done with the world that u dont even yell when thieves steal your expensive things

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    LOL, I’m glad I’m not the only one who freaked out when her Dior Lady bag was stolen 😀

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Prison Playbook is ❤❤❤❤❤

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Now i’m in a drama slump after completing Lingerie Girls Generation, when i started i didn’t realise how much i would like this little drama. The kids were such genuine & earnest characters, but the dad should have been struck by lightning though.

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Recently completed Just Between Lovers – i enjoyed it and it’s the only drama of Lee Jun Ho that i didn’t drop (the others were: Wok of Love & Chief Kim). i enjoyed his potrayal of this character immensely.

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    Just Between Lovers was one of my favorites this year and the beginning of my tears since I bawled openly with it and have since at other dramas. Gangdo-ah is definitely a memorable character!

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    God knows how much I love this drama 😄
    I couldn’t watch anything for two months after it finished. It’s only until very recently I can enjoy a drama as much as I did with Just Between Lovers. No joke.

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    Such a good drama. Glad that you enjoyed it!

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With the horror kdramas coming out, i’m curious to know what beanies believe in? Do you believe in ghosts & ghouly things? I dont think ghosts exists but i do think there are spirits around us..

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    Maybe its because i’m asian and its part of the stories we listen to as we grow up.. When goin jungle trekking to respect the jungle or you may be spirited away / lost..

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    I believe in this stuff thanks to my upbringing & general views on “spirituality” – that there are different states of being, and different worlds, higher and lower. Essentially, “ghosts” if any, would be beings made of particles that viberate at a different frequency.

    One of the many techniques of meditation tells you how to identify your own frequency i.e. the frequency of this world. And with that you’ll open a door to other frequencies as well – and be able to make your way to highest world. Another technique says this is not important, focus on the “third eye” to master this world/universe and open the gateway to the next world/universe.

    In these spiritual beliefs, “ghosts” aren’t evil or friendly beings. They’re just beings. Interaction between the two worlds is impossible without applying the techniques of meditation. If it does happen at all by some freak of karma then it can be good or bad or neutral – depends on the karma.

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      vibrate*
      hehe this is just an idea. I dunno whether to believe it or not since I’m not meditating like I should be – just for my own peace of mind if nothing else. I should really start XD

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    When my sister got into North American shamanism I started to understand some things more. She explained me that wandering souls, energies, lost ones and killed ones can be a cause to lots of pain, inexplicable repetitive events in families or the course of the place. Curses and enviousness are very powerful as well – it’s a bad energy influencing future. A shaman she knows everything well was doing healings but she stopped and she’s doing it when only when asked sincerely. She had some cases of wandering souls, some curses, removed from families, health problems medically inexplicable sorted and some killed people to find their way to forgiveness, etc. To forgive yourself is the hardest I think but sometimes we don’t let death people go, because we keep them with us unintentionally.

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The week of horror is over! Everybody got sick with the virus the toddler got. Thankfully everyone is recovering well. Managed to finish INAR which was lovely

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Just need to rant somewhere: toddler has vomitting & does not want to eat. We decided to get him mashed potatoes from the fastfood joint. Hubs went & i stayed home. He came back w/o mashed potatoes.

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    I hope he gets well soon. Give him electral water so that he’ll be active.

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      Thanks so much! Thankfully the vomitting has stopped & he’s slowly accepting food

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    🤦‍♀️ Hubs!

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    I hope your baby feels better soon. I hate when they are sick 😞

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      Thanks so much! Yes, i wished that it was me who’s sick instead of my toddler😢😢

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        At least tummy bugs usually go fast! Most of the time my boys are better in about 12-24 hours.

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    Oh my gosh. Did he forget? What did he get then?

    Hope your kid feels better soon.

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      Haha. Hubs never bothered to check the food when he received it- so didnt realise that the order was wrong instead of mash it was fries. came back with chicken + fries fr the rest of the family.

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        Oh ok, so it’s mostly the restaurant’s fault. 😄

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    ggrrrrr Hubs!
    poor baby… 🙁 … get well soon, Rawrling’s baby!

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    I do hope your toddler gets better soon.

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caught along with the gods: the two worlds (part 1) this weekend without realising it that there was a sequel coming out this month – spent quite bit of the movie with tears in my eyes. missed a bit of the middle (had to chase the toddler around the house) but still enjoyed it nonetheless. another movie i caught was a live action adaption of a manga My Love Story!! I loved the manga it was such a pure love story and had great bromance – Muscular/ugly/older looking/terrible people call him gorilla-like guy but has the sweetest kindest heart and is best friends with the coolest hotest guy in school, saves a cute girl from a lecher and immediately thinks she likes his friend (as it usually goes) without realising he is the one she likes. the movie just covers how they get together, which in the manga happens in 2 chapters.

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Just finished Avenger Social Club – cute + fun ride while it lasted. Not sure what to watch now..

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Chicago typewriter ❤❤❤❤❤. Loved the way Han Se Yul face beams of happiness whenever he saw Seol.

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Speaking of dropped dramas – i would like to confess to dropping Because this is our first life after 4 episodes. I just cant root for the both of them..

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I’m 18 episodes in chief kim but i’m just gonna drop it. Its just taking forever for me to finish it & i find other things to do than watch it. Its fun & nice but not enough to pull me in…

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I never watched Grandpa Over Flowers before, i’ve read the recaps but i caught the new season on tv & now i have a soft spot Grandpa Baek Il Seob. I thought he was supposed to be cranky + grumpy!

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    I love Baek Il Seob. He’s such a s’more (hard on the outside but soft on the inside). I haven’t seen this season yet but in the past his grumpiness seemed to stem from being the least healthy of the four so he couldn’t walk as far as the others. Also, I think he would get the most homesick. He was always showing off his grandbabies and seeking out Korean food.

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      Ahhh.. I see, thanks for clarifying. I may need to watch the other seasons now. Currently he seems all marshmallowy (maybe coz its still the first day in) no hard bits at all – i hope you get to catch it soon.

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        Definitely watch the other seasons. They are so good. You easily fall in love with all of them.

        Yeah, I definitely need to catch up. Where are you watching it? I haven’t looked it up yet but in the past you had to go to the depths of the internet to get it with English subs.

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          Woops. Seems like i posted an inappropiate word when i tried sharing the link . Try k show 123 . Net. I have tvn asia at home so i managed to see the 2nd eps there but the 1st episode i watched on line

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Ep15 of FoS broke me – i was a sobbing mess under my desk while watching it during lunch break, thankfully no one was around but someone did comment on my puffy eyes later. Lol

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    The last episode of FoS is office-safe! 😀 Then maybe your colleagues will comment on your warm and peaceful smile after your lunchbreak! 😉

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