Beanie level: Errand boy

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    I don’t know particularly about how bad is Korean CSAT but South Asia has a tough education system too. As much as I know, China’s college admission system is tough too. I’m glad that they are highlighting it themselves that they need to change it.

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When someone walks in while you are watching an emotional scene:

#MyFamilyShouldStopInterruptingMeWhileIAmBeingAnEmotionalMess

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    My brother walked in once when I was bawling my eyes out from a drama. He got just as uncomfortable as I was, pretending he didn’t see my red-swelling eyes. lol.

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I feel so proud after seeing both Haneul and Jaehyun’s growth. *tears of joy*

#BlackDog
#ThisShowIsSoGoodIRewatchedThisSceneForLikeA100x





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I keep saying Black Dog deserves to get some love on the fan wall, but I am also not posting that much about the show. I really wanted to post GIFs, but I don\’t want to spoil anyone at the same time.

So here are GIFs of Haneul and her orange. They\’re cute. 🧡



Also, please watch Black Dog! It is a really good show and it deserves all the love this world could give.

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Youth Final Thoughts:

It took me more than a year and a re-watch before I could finally write my final thoughts on this show (and due to procrastination, duh). The thing is, I lack the guts to actually finish a Chinese drama and I am not as tolerable to longer dramas than I used to be (looking back, my Taiwanese drama choices when I was younger were quite on the romcom and melo side, such as It Started With a Kiss, Dolphin Bay, Frog Prince, etc.). Youth is a near-faithful adaptation of Age of Youth‘s Season 1, with some changes here and there (especially on Ji-won and Ye-eun’s backstories) to make only 1 season work.

Music: 7/10
Although I really love the opening and ending theme songs of the show, they are the only music we hear for 26 episodes! TWENTY. SIX. (around 30 mins/episode). Sure, the theme songs are great (one for each happy and sad scenes), but what made the original stand out was the various OST used. Each girl even has her own OST being played (Ye-eun: 24 hours, Ji-won: What up, All: butterfly, etc). Search for the OST album on Spotify and you’ll hear GOLD indie music.

Plot (Changes): 8/10
Since the show was trying to make only the first season work, changes are necessary especially on Yitong/Jiwon and ChenChen/Yeeun’s backstories. If you recall Jiwon’s lie on Season 1, she told Eunjae that the reason why Yeun has been craving love is because of her sister who is always favored by their parents. While this isn’t true in the Korean version (because it is due to Yeeun’s Mom as shown in S2), the Chinese version used this to justify ChenChen’s actions (which is really unjustifiable). Yitong’s backstory, on the other hand, has been changed into someone who started to lie to get her workaholic mom’s attention, which is a lot farther than Song Jiwon’s original backstory.

Set Design: 9.5/10
You may ask why I am rating the set design, but for an adaptation, sometimes the locations are important. The Belle Epoque House (which is really not a house irl, but a cafe) served as the main venue where the story took place, and finding a place that is not only visually similar, but also has the same vibe is really hard. And I do love that the characters, especially Yitong and Helin, usually wear clothes that complement/matches each other (+.5).

Acting: 8/10
While I do appreciate that the characters really resemble the original girls, there are times when the acting felt flat. Maybe it is because the Korean actors did a really amazing job at portraying the characters and making them their own. But the they still did a great job.

Rewatch/Watch Value: 8/10
If you’ve already seen Age of Youth, you really don’t need to watch this. You can just skip to the additional scenes (like what I first did last year) because it’s just the same thing, only with different actors and some not-so-major changes. Will I rewatch the show? Not really. I would probably just watch the additional Tong-Lin scenes but that’s it.

All in all, the show is a really good adaptation and it even exceeded my expectations. I think it’s great.


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Yeah. Sure. That tastes good. 😂



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CUUUUUUUUTEEEEEEE 😍




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The best added Ssong-min scene on Youth. 😂💯



I should rename my thesis manuscript folder to My Writing Flows Like Peeing like Yitong. 😂

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Good morning, Beanies! 🌞



I need some coffee (and some Helin to make yawning fun).

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🤟😂☠️💯😍





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Yi-na and Ye-eun: the real OTP. I don’t make the rules.





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One of the best things about re-watching Youth is that I get to see this face again. 😂




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Am I only watching Youth for the additional Ssong-Min/Tong-Lin moments?

Because that’s exactly what I’m doing. 😂


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The Chinese adaptation of Age of Youth, entitled Youth, has LOTS of adorable Ssong-Min/Tong-Lin moments and I’m here for it.





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🤟😂☠️💯😍



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😂😂😂




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Song Ji-won’s aegyo is on another level. And it works! 😂




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    I feel so sorry for this guy. I mean, clearly Song Ji-won’s aegyo is a force to be reckoned with. ha ha ha ha

    I started watching Stove League with the same actress (Park Eun-Bin) and she’s just as delightful there (minus the aegyo, ha ha ha ha)

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      I am really glad that Park Eun-bin picked up Stove League, my current favorite show, after her other dramas, Judge vs Judge and The Ghost Detective (which both started great but the former’s second half felt slow while the latter’s last 2 episodes didn’t happen). She’s so good that she deserves to be on good and highly-rated dramas.

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    do korean women actually do this in real life???

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      I think they do “aegyo” but not this aegyo. This works because it’s Park Eun-bin (a really good actress) but I don’t know about others. Acting cute isn’t normal in my country (Philippines) but I don’t know about Korean women…

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        please don’t kill be for the generalization, but I suspect “acting cute, aegyo” is almost reserved to Korean and Japan.

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    It only works because he’d do anything just to make her stop. 🤣🤣🤣 I miss this couple!!!

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😂😂😂



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I only attended 2 days worth of not-so-heavy classes at my university and I am already tired.

Can I have my own Sung-min who will catch my head when I am THIS TIRED?

And my daily commute is also killing me. I am too young to experience back pains but here I am.

But I\’m still fine… I guess…

PS. I sincerely thank all the Beanies who wished me luck on my post yesterday. Beanies are the best!

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    Please add some core exercises to your day (ab crunches, plank…) to get rid of that back pain. Maybe a few stretches too. *looks for a Sung Min type* Sorry, can’t seem to locate a Sung Min type near me, but maybe there’s one lurking near you just waiting for the opportunity to help.

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      ssong: *hears an advice to do some exercise and stretching*

      Kidding aside, I badly need a Sung-min detector because I couldn’t find one online or near me or probably that Sung-min just doesn’t show he cares for me jk. HAHAHA. I should probably start exercising little by little. Thank you, @mugyuljoie! ❤

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        Just a few minutes of exercise and stretching to avoid the pain. Really, a few crunches, not 100, might make a huge difference.

        Someone should patent a Sung Min detector.

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    I want to rewatch this!

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    I’d like to say it gets better, but there’s a lot of days where tiredness is the status quo. If possible, I’d recommend walking around to stretch your legs. Maybe take a short walk in between classes if you can, depending on your schedule. Long classes plus a commute can contribute to the tiredness as well.

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      I actually love walking but climbing up the stairs to the laboratories (3rd floor) is exhausting since the stairs are reaaaaaaaaally challenging (because each floor has high ceiling). I tried walking some more earlier today to condition myself and it felt really good!

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The hardest part about the start of a semester is actually going to classes… and talking to people.

Wish me luck, Beanies!


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