Beanie level: Errand boy

Finally finished the dark, twisted and excellent Dr. Prisoner. Well done!
But can I say once again how much I LOVE these two!
The Squirrel and her Acorn…

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This came up on my music list today and I can’t stop listening to it. There is a LOT more excellent music from SK than just the boy/girl bands. And I like them! but this….. Hoody is GREAT.
Enjoy!

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    My personal favorite is Sam Kim. He’s from western WA and relocated to Seoul so I can claim him as a local.

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      I agree Sam Kim is really good – but he doesn’t make me dance around like this song does.
      So much good music!

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When a Beanie gets so excited over the latest drama
(Korean, Chinese or Japanese – you pick)

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    well, ONE of them is excited

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      That is me trying to explain some show I’m so excited about and try explaining to someone who doesn’t watch. And they just look at me like that….
      Boy this is so funny!

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Enjoying the cat & mouse/chess game that is Dr. Prisoner. So much switching sides I can barely keep up. Mostly though, I love watching the play between these two! ship ship SHIP!

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    I’m not watching it but I need to say that “How dare you try to seduce state property?” line one day 😂

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    These two do have their own little thing going on, don’t they? He didn’t plan on it, but he’s finding himself getting all flustered with her.

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      I just love how flustered they get with each other despite themselves. It is possible that I’m watching this show just for them… haha

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Stumbled on this site and article earlier this week. The article is a year old, but still interesting. Enjoy!

Kim Jae-wook’s Profile and Facts: Drama List, Movies, and Plastic Surgery

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    If he and Lee El got together. Epic! They are both so gorgeous.

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      I’ve been pondering him with Bae Doo Na. They often remind me of each other in some photos.

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    I wish they’d used “Gay of demonic charm”, his role in Antique Bakery.

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      I just watched that movie. He was amazing though the movie was a little weird. Still I liked the cast.

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        I think of it as offbeat and artsy.

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          Well that is a rather apt description. I enjoyed it, but it’s not one I’d replay over and over again.
          but dayum is he hot and sexy with that long hair!

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Haechi – last episode.

Yeo-ji goes to the kings room to give him ‘consolation’ and the scene ends with a long hug.
The next morning the ministers are gathering and the king is late. They worry that he isn’t getting enough sleep.

At that moment the king bounds into the room with a smile and is raring to go. Did anyone else have the same thought I did? That someone just got laid?

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    Oh dear. Could we end up with another eldest son / crown prince who is the son of a commoner?

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I’ve always loved Wednesday for being ‘hump’ day – but right now I really LOVE Wednesday nights (and Thursdays too!).

Ryan the lion is amazing not only for his sexy looks, but the fact that he wanted to protect a woman for what he presumed to be her sexual preference, and then intuiting the love between the writer and the photographer……
And smiling about it.
No wonder she is smiling into the camera at him.

This story line is so different – but the understanding and acceptance of the “social minority” is something else. I’m really digging the whole story.

Now tell me how any actor who plays the lead to this wonderful/beautiful/magnetic actress could not help but fall for her in real life…

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    ah ep5 was such a delight!! 😀

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    He’s the reason I’m keeping up with the show despite its ‘Fangirl’ craziness. He’s not cold, he’s a sweetheart. I love that he apologizes immediately when he realizes he was wrong. I love that he doesn’t have that big of an ego and I love that he got angry when he thought her friend wanted to out her from the closet.

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Just finished the finale episode of The Fiery Priest. And what a good final episode it was. I’m going to miss this show on my weekends. Thanks for the BEST last 5 minutes ever. From tears to laffs!

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What to do on an early Saturday morning feeling a cold coming on? Cruise YouTube of course and stumble on interesting interviews like this. Enjoy!

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Fiery Priest was hard to watch tonight – it was so dark. Please bring back our fun tusnami team for the last episode please!!

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    Uh-oh…but I’m so sad it’s ending already 🙁

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    Oh no! What to do, what to do… Watch today’s show or wait to marathon it with the finale…

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    Yeah it was. Seeing Cheol beum break down, yeah, I was right there with him.

    Even Seon hook and Jang ryong broke down and could not believe it.

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Such a great show about how great a leader can be.

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    The inflection in his voice when he says “my people” is so powerful.

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Don\’t know about anyone else, but episode 11 of \’Obsessed\’ is like \’The Guest\’ on steroids! I can barely watch, but I can\’t turn away!
OCN you have outdone yourself this time! 🙁

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Fiery Priest – did anyone else make this hand motion with them like I found myself doing before I realized it? How can this be so consistently dark and funny at the same time. LOVE

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Fiery Priest was so incredibly funny last week. This week it started out kind of dark and I worried a bit – but for nothing. I hope they are having as much fun making it as we are watching it!

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Her Secret Life was a fun start “Don’t pronounce Ryan with an L!”. Does this man know how insanely beautiful he is? Or does he look in the mirror and ask himself “sweat pants today or not?”

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    And when he first meets Deok Mi and describes himself like a art description…HA !!!!

    And honestly, he wasn’t wrong.

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    I found this scene hilarious because of how the Korean rieul (ㄹ) is pronounced. For me it’s like the difference between a Spanish “r” and an English “r”. That’s just my ear though.

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      Someone posted a video recently about how people in Asian countries can’t pronounce certain letters like L – it has to do with how the tongue is trained to work. It was pretty interesting – but still I thought it was so funny!

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      Honestly we should probably talk in IPA, not the Roman alphabet because it is a pretty sh🖤t way to try and describe pronunciations of English let alone other languages lol

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    and the background score at the moment he says, looks at his friend and he tries to avoid…. i was ROFLing

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The life of a beanie.
So, last Friday I thought I’d check out the new drama My Fellow Citizens, which was cute, but I was intrigued by the actress Kim Mi-Young who I’d only seen in Tunnel. In that show her character was very emotionally frozen, and she is so cute in this one, so I thought I’d look and see what other shows she’d been in.
Turns out she was in “Your Honor” with Yoon Shi-Yoon. He is so cute I ended up binging the show all weekend – until late Sunday night. When it was all done I was so annoyed that I WANT MY WEEKEND BACK! Throughout the first half I kept wondering why I didn’t remember any other beanies saying they liked it.
He is cute and played both roles well – but it was all done so poorly and there was soooooo little resolution. No one questioned his severe personality change – how did he know so much about being in court except for being on trial so much? The one thing that really was cute was the relationship between the main leads. All the moms were horrible – 90% of the men were pigs – the legal stories were ridiculous even though they attempted to address the workplace sexual harassment.
UGH……. Never mind. From now on I’ll read more carefully. In between breaks to rest my eyes I practiced some photography in my kitchen. It’s going to rain here for the next week.
So happy spring *from a rather annoyed drama fan *
Rant over – hope you enjoy the results of my weekend play.

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    It was just announced that Lee Yoo-young is positively considering OCN’s Everyone’s Lies and I really hope she takes it (along with LMK)!

    Is My Fellow Citizens any good? Are you continuing with it?

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      It was cute – I’ll give it another week. Honestly I can hardly remember now from all that gazing at YSY all weekend.

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    Those photographs are so good! Your skills are amazing 😊

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      Thank you @sukstan it’s been a passion of mine for many years. But I have hardly picked up my camera for about a year. So this was exciting to start practicing again.

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        I encourage you to continue practicing when you have time!

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        I love the lupine. Mine haven’t appeared at all yet.

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          Well that is all I have of lupine so far. The nice part of living in the PNW is how early “spring” starts – at least with plants growing. But now it’s started raining and now it’s flooding everywhere!
          I love the lupine too.

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          I thought you were north of me @ndlessjoie.
          But I thought your weather was similar to ours. Are you getting all the rain? We went from not sure if we got enough rain this winter to now all the rivers flooding in the valley here. crazy..

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            I think we’ve lucked out and it’s hit mostly to the south of us so far (sorry for you).

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            This is crazy @ndlessjoie – we went from not quite enough rain to now ALL the rivers are flooding! My 10 minute commute from work took me over an hour to get home!
            Kunday – no lives have been lost and right now it is just an inconvenience and we will all be able to tell stories about it later. I brought my laptop home from work just in case I can’t drive into work in the morning.
            This is crazeeeee

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    I tried to like Your Honor. I tried to continue watching for YSY, since I have been claiming to be a fan from his baker king days. I can’t recall finisihing, so I assume I dropped it. I didn’t understand the abrupt behaviour changes of a judge in court. I didn’t understand why no one realized he was so out of character. And unfortunately I found YSY’s acting occasionaly over the top in DJ. Huhu. I like LYY in You Drive Me Crazy more. LYY has very pretty eyes.

    One thing I remember from DJ is his ANGLE tattoo with a picture of an angel. Hua3

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      Yes to all you said. His acting was almost cartoonish but I figured he was doing it that way to really differentiate himself from the twin brother.
      For some reason I thought they would address him playing a judge in court – but it never happened – I’m sorry I finished it, but still enjoy his beautiful face. And that Angle tattoo was funny – but would probably be better in Fiery Priest.

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        The problem with Your Honour was that (I think) YSY was supposed to be the ‘comic relief’ in a series that tackled some very important issues in an incredibly realistic way. For me. that felt really wrong but as the viewing figures in SK were around 10% if I remember correctly, my cynical side says it was problably a smart choice by the PD. How else to get many viewers watch a series about sexual harrassment in the workplace and the damage that rape does.

        The real problem with YSY’s performance was that when you do an impersonator drama like this, you have to play 3 characters, not 2. You have to play person A, person B and (crucially) person A pretending to be person B. YSY never did the latter, so it made no sense whatsoever that his colleagues at work don’t wonder why their boss had a personality transplant overnight.

        And yeah, @ChinguMode and I watched the final episode together on Rabbit and ranted so much about that ending. But I still think watching it wasn’t time entirely wasted because I loved Lee Yoo-young in it and her storyline.

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          Reminds me of The Miracle We Met. Great acting by Kim Myung Min. Since it was a body swap, he was 4 types of Hyun Chul, with 2 wives, 3 children, different set of friends and family, different jobs and different lifestyle.

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            There were too many examples of actors doing it right last year.

            Seo Kang-Joon was great at playing 3 version of Nam-Shin in Are You Human Too and Jang Geun-Suk did conman, prosecutor & conman- pretending-to-be-prosecutor to perfection in Switch.

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          The personality change was so dramatic and no one noticed? But the issues were large and I did like how he engaged with the cases and started to really care about the victims. But mostly when he bowed to the court before he left the room. THAT was cool.
          The ending of both the females was done nicely. They both got what they wanted without the help of the men they loved.
          Now I need to watch Baker King.

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      *whispers* I have yet to enjoy a YSY performance. He just hits my last nerve for some reason. I try, but never like his characters. Ever. Choi Si-won is the same. I know people love him, but I just don’t.

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        I’ve never quite ‘got’ YSY either but I just watched Me Too, Flower and he’s good in that – once the awkwardness of the first 4 episodes finishes.

        And yes, I ranted about Your Honour.

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    I think @leetennant watched and liked/ranted about Your Honor. Or was it @cloggie?

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For all you Sara Bareilles fans – she’s come out with a new album and this song is fantastic. Enjoy!!! It will make you feel strong.

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    She’s just so damn good.

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      On iTunes it said that after tRump was elected she was inspired to start creating. The song ‘No Such Thing” and all the break up songs are about about the Obamas. To be honest I don’t think this is her best album – but I LOVE this song and have been listening to it all day.

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It’s Sunday night and I keep thinking I’d read some other beanie’s take on Fiery Priest this weekend and how insanely funny it was. But no one else has written so I’ll just add my two cents worth here.

Back when I was watching WooHoo Wakiki and howling with laughter, I couldn’t imagine any show funnier than that one. Well now I’ve found it. It is so funny – but in a different way as there isn’t quite so much bathroom humor.
Still they’ve become this ragtag team of ex special agent turned priests, nuns, delivery men, ex-bodyguards to the king of Thailand, a prosecutor with a guilty conscience and a wardrobe to die for, a silly but earnest detective with a bad gut, and now finally a child-actor turned priest.

The fearsome four and slowly disintegrating and imploding upon themselves, the fellow officers at the police station are finally appreciating our hip-hop baton wielding rookie cop (who is just adorable by the way) and our bad guy is losing ground and looking more pathetic the less in control things get for him – even his bobbed hair minion can see he’s going soft.

Add to that a silly Russian mob with swiveling heads and a rather dumb cult leader.

This show is so good at not taking itself seriously but we viewers are having too much fun. I wonder at times how much of this is ad-libbed and they just kept it in the film because the crew thought it was so funny.

But thank you Fiery Priest – you totally make my weekend! Don’t know what I liked more Saturday – the “Shepard and Yellow Dog” or the women taking down the gangsters together or everyone crying when Father Han went into drama mode.

If you aren’t watching this show I cannot recommend it enough. With Kim Nam Gil and Honey Lee it is fun – but the whole cast is really rocking it.

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    I will believe any paise since the day I have found out this is by the writer of Chief Kim!

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      Have you watched any of it yet? It is actually better than Chief Kim.

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        No, I’m waiting breathlessly for it to end, or at least until its last week.

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    Me, me! I second everything you’ve said. I really like how things are gradually turning around for the good guys.

    Clearly no one takes themselves seriously AT ALL in the drama. The past few episodes have been ridiculously hilarious and Father Han’s arc yesterday was the cream of the funnies for me. I laughed till I couldn’t see my screen. Both times. I’m glad this is going to 40 (20) episodes. It’s just so good.

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      I watched this Friday night and Saturday laughing out loud so much and almost peeing my pants when they walked out with those dogs heads on. But I wasn’t able to post. So yesterday morning I went back through to get those screenshots and laughed almost as hard the second time. This show will definitely be a rewatch.
      Father Han was epic!
      Now we just need to get the story of the nun and gorgeous bad guy’s (sorry don’t remember the names) sidekick’s mysteriously murderous looks. Maybe he is out for the cash as well.

      Oh, and how convenient that her THUMB got damaged- hah – yeah right……

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        I was thinking the same that I’ll be rewatching this whenever I need a good laugh. My attention was on another drama when it started, which meant I was half watching this during the early episodes. At least that’ll be my excuse for the first rewatch 😁

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    Apparently I was too tired to edit what I wrote last night. My apologies for the multiple grammar and editing mistakes. *hangs head in shame*

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    Hahahaha, really the highlight of this week…..

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    Gawd, the dog masks were so freaking funny!
    I replayed the ‘guards’ -tryingnottolaugh- reactions so many times! 😂😂😂

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      So much of that had to have been accidental and was so funny they added it. When Ha-il was yelling that he wouldn’t wear it but the camera was on the car I though for sure the masks would be pink and or covered with a design of some kind. I was completely unprepared for the dog masks. Brilliant!

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If you haven’t started this show (Fiery Priest), I recommend it for moments like this. Someone is having way too much fun with the special effects and sound. The story is fun too!

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    They’re really at their peak with the comedy moments ahaha 😀 More love for Fiery Priest!

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    I’m glad other people are also enjoying it. I haven’t been seeing much move for it on the wall. It can be pretty absurd but it’s so much fun at the same time. Plus – and it’s a big PLUS – it has incredibly gorgeous people to look at.

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Just discovered this song on Thursday night. I’ve been a fan of both Anoushka Shankar and her sister Nora Jones and wondered why they don’t collaborate more. This song is just gorgeous!

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    In case you didn’t know – this song is a tribute to their father Ravi Shankar.
    The whole album is incredible! It’s on iTunes.

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      I feel like there’s a lot of family drama there? What with Norah basically being an illegitimate child and stuff. I was just with a family friend who used to go see Ravi Shankar all the time in India and who loves Anoushka, so we were talking about this. From what I understand Norah was estranged from her father for a long time, whereas Anoushka was basically trained by her father from a very young age so that was probably a contributing factor too.

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        I’ve read that as well. Years ago a friend and I went to see Ravi Shankar in Mpls – we were excited to see this legend.
        But she was the opening act and totally blew us all away. After that her father was kind of meh to me – but I love her music!
        there is another song they did together called “Unsaid” which has so many photos of both women with their father. It too is really beautiful
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEJSWIftX98

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          My family friend (she’s my mother’s friend from back home and then her daughter is one of my best friends) was talking about how when she was growing up in India they used to go see Ravi Shankar play all the time, and they would stay up all night and then catch the bus home at dawn and how it was like a religious experience. Then she was remembering taking my mother (who hadn’t been as familiar with Ravi Shankar growing up) to see him when they both first moved here. She said she was so disappointed with the way the audience was here with him because in India it was almost a spiritual experience, and here it felt too proper and quiet and lacking in the energy she was used to experiencing with his playing. I don’t think he was meant to play to American audiences as we are accustomed to seeing music played. (This is not a ding on American audiences; I’ve heard rockstars say the same thing about European audiences.) But then when she discovered Anoushka, she felt like she was seeing him again back home. And I think a lot of that is because Anoushka knows both worlds, she knows how to play to all audiences and in some ways she’s taken her father’s legacy to the next level.

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            I think you are right about Anoushka changing the field. She was my introduction to sitar music that night in 2005 or 2006 and her father’s traditional music was really no match.
            But I like most Indian music – especially the tamblars (is that the correct spelling?).
            My good friend’s daughter trained in classical Indian dance with the Ragamala dance group in Minneapolis -and that only gave me more appreciation for the music as I watched her dance and train.
            Truly music from around the world is wonderful.

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