Beanie level: Errand boy

Why Joo Jin Mo thought it better to bring his phone hacking to public attention instead of paying ransom is beyond me, he brings his friends down and exposed himself as molka criminal.

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    Paying ransom & blackmail never stops.

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      That’s true but those actors have much more to lose, and reading what was released to the public it’s surprising he was okay with that being public, or maybe he forgot what was in that cloud and how it’ll affect his actors friends.

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        But that’s now how it works, people forget… The main point will be if he will be prosecuted for anything or not, if not everyone forgets, if he gets you can still get acquitted, again people forget, if you get prosecuted and get a sentence it will be not much unless you are prosecuted for rape which is what your lawyer is going to get you out of. End … People forget… You make a comeback… That’s the recipe… In long term this is cheaper and you gain some sympathy because you were wrongly accused.. but you still apologize lol! Or you set up your production company…

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          That’s true society is always more forgiving toward guys.

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    Maybe he did not enough money to pay and he should now save it to pay for alimony!

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    Is it really molka criminal? I don’t recall reading any molka involved.

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      There are allegedly photo of sleeping women on his phone taken seemingly without consent. I hope they catch the scumbag hacker because he spread that photos too.

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    I’ve never been a fan of his, but something seems odd. The articles say that some of chats are from 2013. That is impossible on Katalk unless he didn’t change his phone since 2013, which seems… rather unbelievable?

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      The hacker accessed cloud, maybe he stored it there?

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        I haven’t used Katalk for a few months, and I know NOTHING about IT, but until last year they had a strict policy of absolutely nothing being saved outside of your current phone. Everything on any server or cloud would be deleted after 3 days. They aimed their app at the Hallyu and kpop stars since the beginning and they made a point of it being super secure against hackers.
        With what I know of Katalk as of last year, the only ways they could access chats from so long ago is if the person used the desktop version as people don’t change their computers as often as their phones, OR, the person had actually saved backups of the chats somewhere which must be done manually, and for these specific chats sounds even more odd! Was he planning to blackmail his own friend??? Now my imagination is running wild! :))

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          His agency issued statements on suing people who will spread the content of his phone and never denying it wasn’t true. So who knows.

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    There are many names mentioned but I came across this post that says there hasn’t been proper translation and the likes of HB and JWS are mentioned in some other context.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/zinuarchive/status/1215695803219505157?s=21

    Otoh I don’t know what to watch and who to trust. Honestly, it has never really been a secret that celebrities aren’t that chaste. One of the reasons why I have never really fangirled over Hollywood celebs but they also don’t pretend to be pious. That’s the issue with k celebs, they are shown as the best ever. The best husbands, your ideal boyfriends, the perfect son. Even with women, they’ll be the most gorgeous, kind and generous – not that they cannot be but all this is sensationalized and people think they are actually very righteous and otherworldly. I am pissed that I fell down this hole too. I can no longer watch shows with people who have been trash bags in real life, I can’t support their art or work. But who is right then? How do we know? We have no idea how deep this is and how many more people are disrespectful to women but all I know is that they need to be called out. Everybody, not only the celebs but everyone who thinks it’s fine to disrespect a woman. We have had enough.

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      I read the translation there too, and one other account, from what I understand they are all in the same golf club and those translated screen shots imply only JJM, JDG, JWS and SSG, rest like HB is only mentioned in more mundane context, like meeting for a golfing together.

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Ahhh, I screwed I can’t get “Toss a coin to your Witcher” out of my head, and my cat suffer the most because I keep singing it to her 😀

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I went to Soompi to check the news on RV Wendy’s and can’t believe that there are already people trying to excuse SBS and cover for them. Some people seriously… sigh.

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    This is why I don’t read the comments on soompi, no one seems to make any sense.
    It sounds like SBS knew there was a problem with the stage and didn’t want to pay money to fix it. I hope she or her company is able to sue the broadcasting company.

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      The broadcasting companies has a long, well documented history of disregarding basic safety procedure and people are still quick to jump to defend them, for what reason is a total mystery for me.

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        Exactly! Surely you should stand on the side of the person who has been injured not the multi million pound company! It’s ridiculous.
        I was almost thought the SBS employees are commenting on the articles to improve company image.

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OMG! I can’t belive that by the end of 2019, I got the most perfect drama ending ever!!! VIP officially is my favourite drama of this year!!! Thank you writers for this amazing conclusion!!!

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Luck was on my side and I got a present I ordered for myself today 😋

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Trailer for Yanxi Palace spin off Princess Adventures, JiJin is looking good.

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I love women of VIP so much! It\’s such a shame that this show isn\’t recapped.

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    I do as well. I mean, I can even like Yu ri more if she had better vindictive game.

    It is just so basic and that disappoints me.

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      She is still young ,give her few years and she will be there, especially with family like that.

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AMA Beanies and JinJin fans rejoice 😀 He will be on Yanxi Palace spin off coming to Netflix by the end of December and his “judging you” face game is still going strong.

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    Why have the spin-off on Netflix when the original won’t even be on??

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    Need to see him singing Poison 😭

    I wish Arsenal gets licensed by Netflix too. I really don’t like that viki grabbed the subs from iQiyi and how they didn’t even bother fixing the formatting!

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    I don’t like the bald Qing hairstyle but Ji Jin still looks good 🙈😂

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      He is still cute 🙈

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      Here is Xu Kai’s Clip of shaving his head for the Story of Yanxi Palace! https://twitter.com/lei_02/status/1202588650468339713

      From little of what I read about Wang Yi Zhe’s character, he’s the son of Fu Heng (which was Xu Kai’s character from season 1)??

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        How appropriate to be his son 😂

        Maybe it’s time I check out Yanxi Palace. I’ve just not been in the mood for palace intrigue stories.

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          Lmao in another lifetime they were father and son…. no wonder Yanzhen was dead set to find him when he went missing. Their bond was special 🤣🤣🤣

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        Iirc he’s not biologically his son 😅 it was the emperors son but he adopted him as his own. I think it was a plot to entrap Xu Kai’s character as she loved him.

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    There is a spinoff!? Yanxi is one of my favorite cdramas! Weee! Hopefully it also features a kickass smart woman and is just as good.

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    I actually thought the pic came from AMA for a sec! That judging look of Ji Jin 😂

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I know my wall looks pretty grim now, but I can\’t stop thinking about it this week in the light of all recent event. 30 yrs anniversary of Montreal Massacre https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/04/mass-shooting-1989-montreal-14-women-killed

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Welp, 2 admitted rapes = 3 yrs probation for Kang JiHwan, because victims didn\’t resist enough …
https://twitter.com/koryodynasty/status/1202420753469075456?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

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    Wt? Didn’t resist enough? It sounds like a joke but sadly not. If this happened here, he would be jailed and caned.

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      What “here” do you refer to? Is it Singapore? This world is sad lately, or maybe has always been but we never heard of it. I’ll be surprised if still there is somewhere one can expect justice and live without fear of safety. But if it’s Singapore you’re talking about then yes probable.

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        Yes, I’m Singaporean. Never felt unsafe as a woman here. There’s little corruption so justice is duly served.
        Sex crimes including molestation are the most common ones which men get jailed and caned. Btw, women don’t get caning for any offence
        On the flip side, people find our system barbaric.

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          This is debatable but I have seen societies remain more civil when there are stricter punishments and laws.

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    Oh god! I hate this world enough, all the news i have read since morning are so horrid! (All about rapes). This is just so sad.

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Well, it\’s not that bad, although they\’ll appeal for sure. Cynic in me didn\’t believe any of those involved will go to prison.
https://www.soompi.com/article/1368504wpp/jung-joon-young-and-choi-jong-hoon-sentenced-to-prison-for-sexual-assault

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    I thought they would stall and get out of any prison sentence. At least this is some justice for the victims.

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    I wish they had a longer sentence but it’s still good news!

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I had a real scare when I tried to access Dramabeans earlier and got only big logo and notice that great things will happen soon!!!

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https://www.soompi.com/article/1368023wpp/reporter-kang-kyung-yoon-reveals-goo-hara-helped-her-uncover-chatroom-case-involving-jung-joon-young
It\’s so sad that female idols had to project this bubbly airhead image to be successful, when they have so much more to offer.
p.s. Don\’t read comments under the article.

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I counted how many dramas I live watched this year so far, and clearly I don\’t have a life.

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    Yes you do. It is just that kdramas are apart of it.

    You’re fine. Everything is fine.

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    I’m jealous, you will have so many Beans soon!

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    Who needs a life? K dramas ARE life. We are ok. They will not lock us in padded white rooms will they? …nah. We’re ok.

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    Wow! I’ll be lucky if I complete 10 this year.

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    I’m at 27 too. I admit I have no life. But I also don’t think I watch that much television. I efficiently have no life, I guess lol.

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@wishfultoki, our discussion bring me back to another crazy, real life story of cross dressing and espionage in modern China https://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/02/world/asia/02shi.html

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    Whooa. that’s… interesting. I`m sorry for her she had to live like that because of her folks; really sick folks.

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      But it was a lie too. He was a man from the start.

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        😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶

        Clearly I wasn’t reading properly. This is so messed up.

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    😮🤔🙃 crazy story !

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    Wow, that is crazy. How he even managed to fool his lover is… interesting.

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      Little to no knowledge and experience about sex, that’s why sex ed is so important 😉

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I can\’t believe Jang DongYeon was living his like real life kdrama hero, before he became one, LOL. Catching robbers, saving lives.
http://www.hanyangian.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=575

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I was exited for Li Xian in historical garb, now I’m not so sure, bring back too much memories.


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    Loll but I think the bangs are more disturbing.

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      I don’t know what the stylist was thinking, it’s just look tragic however you look at this, the rest of the cast has typical wigs in trailer.

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        Chinese wigs are usually quite good. Luck must have ran out and it had to be on Li Xian!!!

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          Yes, Chinese dramas have really good wigs for guys, even when they have bangs like Deng Lun in Ashes of Love, it looked very attractive, so what had happened here???

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        Omg! What did they do to Li Xian 😭😭 I hate that fringe..

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    I hated the wig when I first saw it. Poor Li Xian!

    But I saw some pictures where his hairstyle changed. Maybe there’s hope? We need some life changing event for this hero sooner than later!

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      Oh, I hope so, even Li Xian can’t save this abomination.

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    I’ll still watch it 😆 some dramas have awful wigs and makes you question WHY would they do that?

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      Exactly! This and Jang Sejong’s wig in My Country are prime contenders for Hair Disasters of 2019 awards.

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    The hairdresser probably has a crush on Lixian. He/She want Lixian for him/herself. I can’t find better explanation for this monstrousity.
    Even cute girls like Zoey Deschanel or Zendaya will look ugly with that bang.

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    When I first saw the trailer I thought he was Wu Lei from Fight Break Sphere 😆 the bad hair is too similar.

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Something for Halloween, first Chinese horror movie.

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“Ashes of Love” is overhyped imho, yes, you get talented leads and few good episodes to hook you up but then have to wait 40+ episodes for any development.

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    It could’ve been so much better.

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      Yeah, there was huge potential for that show but it has so many issues really, the writing and production being the biggest one.

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    SPOILERS
    I kind of agree, I did feel frustrated during the middle and I might have skipped through the scenes of the demon princess and her boyfriend but I still really enjoyed the show, it has some really spectacular moments, I think the sequence with Deng Lun dying at the wedding was the best part of the show. Thought Ashes of Love was my first Chinese fantasy drama so it got away with using some of the tropes too and felt new.

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    I’m guilty of raving about it all the time, doing multiple re-watches of it, and I do consider it as one of my top Chinese dramas but when it comes down to it, you’re right, the plot isn’t something new, but what captured me (and still does even after so many rewatchings) is the acting and the chemistry, not just between Deng Lun and Yang Zi (who have known each other and have been friends off-camera for 10+ years) but between the entire younger cast 🙂

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      Oh yes, the young cast was really good (they saved the drama for me), the seniors didn’t impress me so much. What was really funny for me, that despite having really, but really great chemistry the kisses between Deng Lun and Yang Zi were Park Shin Hye level of awkward, I couldn’t help but laugh.
      And in the end it wasn’t about not liking the drama, because I liked a lot of it a lot, but I wonder if such a lengthy dramas with poor plot are worth time spent on them.

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    I personally loved Ashes of Love and have already watched it twice 😅 It’s one of my favorite cdramas. It does have its issues but I still loved it (just like how The Untamed had its issues, it’s still my favorite one).

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    I loved the journey of ashes of love but it definitely wasnt rewatchable cause after the mortal realm arc everything felt so slow and the lack of male lead scenes started to piss me off cause I wanted more moments with them. Don’t get me wrong Runyu had amazing development, I just wish that was also given to Xufeng and Jin Mi’s relationship. Their reuniting with the demon wedding will forever be underwhelming to me

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    The writer focused so much on the second lead and developed his character really well but at the expense of the leads’ (Phoenix in particular) screen time & character development. The book is much better than the drama version.

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Yay!!! At this year\’s Noble, well deserved, I love Olga Tokarczuk\’s books!

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    I haven’t read her yet. What do you recommend starting with?

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      I like her earlier novels the best : “Primeval and Other Times”, “House of Day, House of Night” and I would recommend them for starters, she has a very specific style, rather slow paced and meditative but not long winded.

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