Beanie level: Errand boy

Non-Drama, but today I watched To All the Boys That I’ve Loved Before and was utterly charmed by its strong John Hughes vibe. I loved the book and thought this was a great adaptation.

P.S. Beanfriends, one of our favorite drama mainstays makes a cameo…

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I don’t even know where to start with this movie. Every detail was meticulously thought out and it shows.

The use of this song was perfect and I love this explanation by the director about why he chose it.

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    there was one set/scene that reminded me of one used in Chicago Typewritter… the reception swing dance sequence… that stage looked very familiar – probably just similar style… and a testament that i watch far too many Kdramas….
    : D

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      I 100% know what scene you’re talking about. I probably would’ve made the connection too, but I was too distracted by Amarinta’s amazing flapper ensemble.

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Current Mood: Still a bit jet-lagged (read: really jet-lagged), but I’m starting my new job in the morning so am trying to stay chill and channel my inner Hye-young unnie.

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I’m loving how this drama feels like a twisted take on an amnesia trope; instead of amnesia the leads are in a state of arrested development and are stuck in the past both emotionally and mentally.

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    I think my problem is that I’m getting an ‘antisocial old man vibe” from him rather than a “stuck at 17 because of trauma vibe”. I liked him better when he was being the weird, semi-homeless, facial hair guy. I’ve realised this is my problem with the OTP. It feels like he’s an old man who’s rediscovering life because of the joy of a child. That’s… not my favourite thing.

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    I really like this assessment!

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I love a good Drama Relationship Metaphor Plantβ„’

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These two have my favorite relationship in the drama after the friendship between the girls. They just play off one another so naturally.

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    So true, such a chummy vibe, they even made me wonder who the main couple is for the first few episodes! But I got my answer when she appeared all dolled-up and he called her Cinderella, not because of being pretty but because of running late all the time ><

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      i am questioning who is the lead pair even now too…πŸ€”
      cause these 2 hav such strong connection that you can’t ignore their bonding.

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        I kinda like this treatment of blurry lines between friendship and love interest so far, but I do notice that every time he helped her, he charged her, unlike with Da-young ^^
        Also, we have to preserve the happiness of our Lawyer Prince!

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      Me too! I love that they have a purely platonic relationship (though it is a bit misconstrued by others) and I really think he’s the kind of person Sang Ah needs in her life right now. I’m also really glad it’s not a love triangle and that she is good enough to have her own independent love interest. It starts to feel like lazy writing when you get love triangles between friends.

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        Totally, love triangle is a sucky clichΓ©, and even more so between friends. Am loving the ensemble plot too, everybody has their own arcs and love interests. Altho Hye-joo’s kinda breaks my heart…

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        very Correct.. he is one trustworthy guy friend that independent girl like het needs in life to be better person….
        i am not saying its love triangle but just that i feel their friendship speak more volume than the romantic one with DY…

        but i enjoy their tome together the most in this drama.

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    I like this show more with each episode.

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You guys, he’s so freaking cute, I can’t even.

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    He is so cute and sweet, how come a crush from a guy can be this sweet. I want one like him if I can 😚

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    He seems so innocent. It’s cute.

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    I know – he is really making show for me. Sort of like the secretary in About Time. He is so full of goodness and goofiness and simpleness that is infectious!
    thank you for that!

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    He’s really cute but he was hella creepy in the most recent episode. That was stalking and very much creepy.

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      Agreed — I was not pleased with the stalking. But at least he isn’t forcing his feelings on her which is so much worse when combined with the stalking. I really appreciated that he backed off when he saw Sang Ah was uncomfortable with his attention.

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Beanfriends I’ve been watching Your House Helper and while I love every single character, this goober may be my favorite awkward turtle ever. His crush is so adorable that I can’t even.

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    I love Bumbling Lawyer Prince. I might be fast forwarding through episodes just to watch his scenes.

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      I cannot stop grinning whenever he is on screen. He is so adorable and so awkward. When he was googling how to date I was dying.

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    Yesss his crush is so earnest and cutee!

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    He needs a decent female friend right now. To save him from at least a little embarrassment.

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    He’s my favorite too! I just want to hug him!!

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Just this morning I was wondering if Standing Egg had any new stuff and lo, a new song appears today! Don’t you just love it when that happens?

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    I love Standing Egg.

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      Same. (I mean, obviously.) They’re so chill and I love how simple and unadorned their sound is. Also, they have the cutest videos. I’m in love with the video for “Yes, You,” and Yoo Yeon Seok is in the “Because You’re Pretty” video which is also adorable.

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    ahh i missed it

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I rarely put non-drama stuff up here but this is just too funny not to share.

http://snarkyjellyfish.tumblr.com/post/176147094498/cheshireelims-i-need-this-movie-in-my-life-now

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I’m so in love with to. Jenny — it was the perfect length to tell this sweet, charming little story. Plus the casting was spot-on, and music was lovely.

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This is the most charming little drama I’ve seen.

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YOU GUYS.

Holy s***.

It’s a drama sandwich that isn’t Subway PPL.

I may die of shock.

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    You got the job?! Congrats!!! That’s fantastic!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

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    WOW! Congratulations! πŸ˜€

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    YAY! Congratulations! 💖

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      Thank you! (Funny thing is the downtown office was near an H Mart, so I decided to wander around it for a bit after the interview to clear my head. I felt like it was a sign.)

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    That’s AMAZING! Congratulations!!

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    Congratulations!! This is wonderful!

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      Thanks! I’m still a little bit in denial. It doesn’t feel real yet. And I have to hand in my notice at work, which is already a mess, so that’ll be fun.

      I don’t actually start until next month, because I have a family vacation coming up, so it’ll be some time before I can fully wrap my head around it. I keep checking my phone to make sure I didn’t hallucinate the call.

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        Hahahha how long is your notice period? But I’m honestly do glad. With this profession, so many of us spend far too many hours at the workplace and so few are doing something we actually like. I’ve ended up becoming super excited for you!

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          2 weeks, in theory. Our whole courthouse has lost like 7 people in the last three months, though. Dropping like flies. I’m basically going to tell them 2 weeks, but I can stay until the end of the month if need be. I leave for vacation on the 3d, and told my new job I can start when I get back on the 14th.

          I feel so strange, finally moving forward. I think I’ve been stuck for so long that I forgot what I even got into the profession for. I had resigned myself to doing something I don’t care for, and I know the new job will have a lot of growing pains, but I’m just glad to be getting back into proper litigation again. I honestly applied almost on a whim not even expecting more than an interview. My impostor feelings keep being like “why would they even offer you a job the day you interview unless it sucks?” but the rational part realizes that there was a lot of overlap in my past work and he seems to know a lot of the people I worked with and I am actually awesome. (OK, not 100% on the last bit but I know I’m not a terrible lawyer, and I am good enough for this job.)

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            Congratulations! And I’m sure you ARE 100% awesome and a great litigator!!!! Look yourself in the mirror and say I did it!!!!!
            They hired you for a reason – now let yourself feel good and know that you deserve it!!!
            Chukanda!!!!!!

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            @stpauligurl Thank you!

            I’m not 100% sure I’m a great litigator (yet) but I know I’m good at my job, and I know I can do a good job, and maybe one day I will be great. (I need to have something to strive for, after all.) I’m really excited to take on a job that scares and challenges me. I think I’ve been too safe lately and taking a leap of faith and trusting in myself is exactly what I need to do.

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            I’m sure you will be 200% awesome at this. They hired you because they think you’re right for the job. That’s good enough. ^^

            Also, handed in your notice ? I’m sure they must not have taken that well.

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            @greenfields — Work was surprisingly OK with me leaving. I think its because I’m on the lowest rung of the ladder so they know they got nothing to entice me to stay short of an excellent salary, which I wouldn’t even take since I hate this type of work. I also think they think that because they’re adding a new senior counsel to our department it’ll be fine for now. (They’re wrong about that, but that’s not my problem.) I know they’re not going to replace me.

            I’m ready for a challenge. I know I’ll be slow and screw up little things at first, but I look at how far I’ve come in 10 months at my current position, and that was with a lot of personal baggage being dragged out near the start — so I’m hoping it’ll be easier this time. I’ve got a really bad habit of being hypercritical of myself, which is something I’ve been working on and I’m finally feeling more confident about myself. I know I was chosen for my skills and experience, and if they thought I was good after a 30 minute interview then I know I must be pretty good. (Also, I’m gonna assume that the fact that the office is near a Korean grocery store and they played Big Bang when I was there was clearly a sign that I got this.)

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            Leaving on good terms can only be a good thing. And if you don’t even like the work, well then, good riddance!

            Good luck with the new job! ‘Course there’ll be mistakes – we all make them. The only way you could avoid them is if you weren’t doing anything. And that too would be a mistake. ^^ Or at least, that’s what I tell myself.

            (So envious re this Korean grocery store & Big Bang)

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    Congratulations! I have friends who are in the legal profession, and although the situation surely differs from country to country, I’ve heard litigation is tough to get into. I’m glad you’re a step closer to doing something that aligns with your interests!

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    Yay!! Congratulations!!

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Now we play the waiting game.

(Though I should hear back by Friday which may honestly be more stressful.)

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I’m currently trying to channel my inner Hye-young Unnie.

(Job interview in a little bit. Super nervous.)

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#MondayMood

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Is anyone else watching the Taiwanese drama The Ex-man? I kind of want to discuss it but haven’t seen anyone else mention it.

(Also, Rainie’s faces in it are giving me life.)

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    What’s it about? I’ll likely be starting a new show next week, and I’m open to suggestions ~

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      It’s a slight twist on the first love genre — she keeps hallucinating him as his high school self after an accident, and then his present self starts to actually reappear in her life. She is seeing someone else but there are definitely unresolved things between her and the Ex.

      The part I’m most fascinated by is that it doesn’t feel like they will necessarily end up together — they’ve both grown and changed so much. But the presence of the other is clearly pulling those past issues to the surface. It’s not one of those things where he can predict her every move or she is constantly reminded of him — but they also haven’t fully let go of the past. I find that Rainie always picks thought provoking dramas and this is no different. I will warn, the story is a bit slow (I’m only on ep 5 and things are just starting to move along). I also like both second leads and the side characters.

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    i would watch anything with rainie yang in it, though i really loved her last short drama

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      I haven’t watched that one yet — saving it for a rainy (no pun intended) day. I can’t think of a single performance of her’s which I haven’t loved; even if the drama got annoying, she was great. (This mostly applies to ToGetHer.)

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      Same, i’d check out this drama for rainie. Is it any good?

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        I’m slowly working my way though the released episodes, on 5 now. So far I like it, but I also strongly suspect it’s not for everyone. The story is slow, but it also feels very thoughtful. The first love doesn’t feel fantastical or overdramatic, but these characters also act like adults in the present and there’s no stupid pining or melodrama. There is of course some tragedy, but it’s not between the lovers, which I think is really interesting.

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          I see i see, that does sound like the kind of project Rainie would pick at this stage. My taste is quite mainstream though, so there’s definitely a chance that its not my cup of tea. Hehe
          Thanks a lot for taking time to share! ^^

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I feel like I’ve been quiet around here lately. I promise it’s not you, it’s me. I do have thoughts on recent dramas. Anyone interested in a write-up of why I don’t mind the law in Lawless Attorney?

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It’s stupid hot here.

…Which is the perfect excuse I’ll be using to stay in and binge drama this weekend.

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    It IS stupid hot. 😫

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      Leaving my apartment exactly once in the next 48 hours, and that will be to get a crepe at the farmer’s market.

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    Stupidly hot and humid. I’m not a fan.

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    My doctor actually told me not to go outside at all if I could help it. Nowhere without air conditioning and water. (I’m third trimester pregnant and asthmatic, both of which this weather could cause huge issues with.)
    I told her I had no plans to leave my house.

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      That’s excellent. Having a doctor’s approval to stay in is the best excuse. I do not envy you right now, but congrats on the baby!

      I’ve also remembered I need to go look for summer blazers for work and I died a little inside. The only reason this is urgent is because I have an interview this week and all my super professional clothes are more fall/winter/spring appropriate. I’ve been managing at work, but only because I have a ridiculous number of shirtdresses that are perfect for hot days. Sadly, they are not interview appropriate, and the one I love best on me is bright red, so also not great. (I work in a very conservative profession, so I interview in muted colors then bust out the bright lipstick and clothing when I’ve been hired…)

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        Good luck! On both the clothing search and the interview πŸ™‚ Both can be so nerve-wracking.

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          Thanks! Yeah, this is my first interview in a while, so I’m probably going to spend a bit more time than usual prepping. It’s also in the practice area I’m most interested in, so I’d love to get it. But even if I don’t get it, at least I’ve finally started the job search in earnest so just getting an interview is awesome and makes me feel like I can do this. I don’t love my current job and I know I’m worth so much more — but I need the (terrible) income and the (excellent) benefits. I really hate adulting sometimes.

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