Beanie level: Errand boy

someone mentioned Roy Chiu the other month… just watched Dear Ex, it was surprisingly sweet… he’s my fav Taiwanese actor.

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    I haven’t seen him in anything lately but I remember he was on my first Taiwanese dramas.

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    Roy Chiu has a long cameo in Yong Jiu Grocery Store but he’s basically there just for 2 episodes out of 10.

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    Tagging @llljr for her love of Roy Qiu too and how she couldn’t wait to watch the movie

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      🙈 only @melovestage knew how desperate i was.

      pretty sure it was me who mentioned Roy Qiu few months back. 😁

      i still needa rewatch this movie coz i was so distracted by my bunch of friends the other time, when i used one of their netflix acc to watch it.

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Jackson Wang with James Corden – was he on the show last night or will it be tonight?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VRftrfzrvc&feature=youtu.be

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My Country – the men are so handsome, Jang Hyuk has never looked better, Woo Do Hwan is getting more handsome as he looks ever so slightly more mature, and Yang Se Jong is perfect in this role!

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is it just me or… the BEANIE BOX thang… $40/mo., seriously?? would we pay that for streaming videos? what is this…….

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hey… did d****fire go down???

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    I’ve never used it, but that doesn’t come up for me. Inserting cool in the middle works, but not sure it’s what you’re looking for since I’m not familiar with the site.

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    Yes I guess they stopped updating dramas quite a while ago. Dra**cool or kdra**hood or fastdra** still works.

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      i was watching on that site just the other night… weird… maybe it’s my xfinity… some new security things that block some websites that are not secure… i pay money for that???
      : [

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        Probably some security thing that’s blocking it. Honestly these sites are all full of ad spam, that too not the nice one. I have had my laptops destroyed because of these and I switched to netflix and viki but then again not all shows are available in my region so I have to go back to get my big three (kbs, sbs, mbc) drama dose.

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regarding When the Camellia Blooms, i loved the first 2 eps! but then i remembered the opening scene and the reminder………….. waaaahhh!!

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    The flip side of “No body not dead” is “IDENTIFY the body!!”. Fingerprints and DNA.

    My guess is the kleptomaniac waitress swiped the bracelet and a USB full of importance evidence (is there any other kind of USB in kdramaland?)

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      i, too, had this thought, but if we’re right than that takes all the air outta the mystery, right… and in these cases when it turns out i’m right, it pisses me off…. so i hope we’re wrong!
      ; )

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        then. meant to type “then”… can’t blame my phone’s autocorrect this time.

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      And the serial killer has to have face blindness for this to happen…

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@larelle79 i binge watched the 12 eps posted of the new season of Terrace House 2019-2020 and i love this cast!! i am still hoping Seina does not appear… : D

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    And here is hoping that it does not interchange like Nagano. I needed to make a chart to keep up.

    This one is going well into the Olympic next summer sooooooo….*sigh*, we shall see.

    And, seriously, KENNY !!!!! You are losing your shit for KENNY !!!

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all right, the dentist, ep 3… i’m done. can’t watch. period.

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    That’s exactly around when I decided I was done as well. Dropped.

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    That is where I took off my headphones and looked out the back porch to see what the birds were doing. I could see when it was over by the color of the screen.
    Somehow I kept watching.
    Episode 4 is not like that – but it’s creepy and now I’m wondering if our protagonist is going to slip over to the dark side. He has some pretty crazy and scary feelings showing up in his imagination. Glad this is only 10 episodes, and glad I can look away and turn off the sound when needed.

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rafael nadal beat him, this italian kid Matteo Berrettini – but at 23, we’ll be seeing alot of him from now on. so handsome… *winks*

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watched Parasite online… wow… i don\’t know what else to say about the movie… just wow.

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95% flashbacks in episode 15 of Love Affairs in the Afternoon, and episode 16 starts with now HIS flashbacks??? gimmee a break… they should\’ve ended it at ep 14 for pete\’s sake.

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    I wrote the same thing earlier today kkk. It should have been a 12 ep drama.

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why must they plaster faces with too light foundation — looks ridiculous with their necks showing their natural color…

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    the question I ask myself aaaaall the time!!
    I don’t get it either!
    is there not a “light” check, or something to make sure their skin looks flawless but uniform?

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    That drives me crazy! I have no idea how they can think that looks better than using the right foundation color.

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    In this case, it’s probably because SK right now has 2 extremes in its weatherβ€” either super rainy or super hotβ€” and the thought process might’ve been that if they plaster him up, then the make up will take more time to melt off his face, which equals less NGs/less takes, which also equals less time wasted 🀷🏻‍♀️ I could be totally wrong

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    cos they like the look and it is OOGLY lmao

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no love for Chief of Staff? i finished the 10 eps, it was hard in the first 2 with all the characters introduced, but it was very good. waiting for season 2…

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    Couldn’t get past ep 1

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      i know, i had to go back a week later to try it again… but, it actually is a good story — the seduction of power…

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i just finished reading The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See — what an excellent read! fictional story about historical events on Jeju Island, none of which i was familiar.

i was drawn to the book because we visited (albeit very briefly, just 2 nights) the island 4 years ago after 6 nights in Seoul and before landing in Japan for our remaining 2.5 weeks vacation.

it is an amazing story of friendship between two young girls that spans decades of hardship against the backdrop of the japanese occupation and WWII and korean war to almost present day. it describes the life of the haenyeo, the generations of women divers that reap the harvests of the ocean in a sustainable manner and how their lives are totally devoted to the island and culture.

i will visit the 4.3 museum the next time (and i plan to return someday to spend more than 2 nights on jeju) i go… as a japanese american, it is painful to learn about the travesties of my ethnic ancestors, but i hope learning the truths that were hidden or forgotten will help us all better appreciate one another’s similarities and differences, pain and pride, to become one community of understanding and support.

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    I finished this book today, too, after it being recommended by another Beanie. I did not know much about the Japanese and American occupations of Jeju, so I found it very informative. I liked how the story involved many generations of haenyeo. I thought the story was a bit slow in the beginning, but overall a great read!

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it’s so sweet, but it’s so BAD… i’m so conflicted…

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embarrassing as it is to admit — i had a duster with big shoulder pads like this, back in the 80s…
i keep telling my daughter that fashion recycles!

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    Oh my eyes!

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    He really looks like he’s wearing American football padding.

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    Come on this has to be a joke! Why would anyone walk out of the house wearing something like that?

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    okay, maybe my shoulder pads weren’t QUITE this big, but almost… and then imagine it paired with ABS — it’s a term my hair stylist friend coined in the 80s (or was it the 90s?) that stood for Asian Bang Syndrome.
    : D

    the big poofy bangs sprayed to withstand in 30 knot winds… made popular in the 80s, maybe the asian girls kept doing it into the 90s or something…

    cool shades were also requisite. just saying… i had oliver peoples glasses with fitted clip-on shades… omg, i’m blushing with embarrassment!

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finished The Wind Blows… it was very very good. having an aunt who suffered from Early Onset Alzheimer\’s at the age of 50, who suffered from the disease for 20+ years (19 years spent in a nursing facility) – i could very much relate to the hardships. the brief moment of clarity shown in the last episode is something i actually experienced with my aunt, though she wasn\’t able to speak to me – as i was talking about her daughters (my cousins) and their children (her grandchildren), telling her how well they were doing, how well she raised her daughters… she suddenly opened her eyes, and clutched my hand tightly.

then a tear fell as she looked at me, telling me she was understanding what i was saying… it was amazing. i think i told this story before, and again i\’ll state that i did not have the heart to tell my cousins about her clarity. it would\’ve broken their hearts, as they had to endure 19 years of their mother\’s progressive demise into the depths of alzheimer\’s… it was of some comfort to them knowing (believing) that their mother was not aware of her condition.

but truly, the person is trapped inside a body that won\’t respond to their wishes – they do lose the ability to talk, walk, eat, etc…

i like that this drama brings these realities of the disease to light. it is educational, as well.

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dΓ¨jΓ‘ vu! didn’t realize both of these guys from OSN were in Prison Playbook… noticed during a rewatch of the drama…

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One Spring Night ep 12…
just a RANT about the misogynistic Fathers (both), ex-boyfriend, and even the \”soon-to-be\” ex-brother-in-law… KUDOS to the drama for addressing these issues for women.

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