Beanie level: Noble idiot

I watched Love, Rosie. I ended up having to watch another cheerful movie afterwards to overcome the depression.

Don’t get me wrong, Love, Rosie is a good film, but I felt too depressed watching how life turned out for Rosie and Alex.

The last time I was this depressed was when I watched Suicide Circle and stupidly followed that up with Battle Royale.

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Adult life is when you started watching youtube videos on how to iron cotton shirts and felt envious over the perfectly ironed, wrinkle free shirts.

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    Let the shirt cool first flat on the ironing table. If you hang it hot it will wrinkle along all the draping lines.

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      In my case, it the wrinkle just won’t go away, or they would go away in a bit an magically reappear a second later, as if the ironing never happened

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        Spray LOTS of water, iron on hot setting until all the water has evaporated, leave that section to cool, and then move on to the next section. Yeah, it’s definitely not easy. Using starch spray is sometimes helpful too, but not always. Doing it while re-watching a good drama is always helpful.

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    Adult life is when I decided that I can’t stand ironing shirts and started paying a business to do it for me (plus started buying more shirts that don’t need ironing).

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      I am seriously considering this too, after my first option of splurging in garment steamer was aborted due to bad reviews

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      That’s the best option actually. Cotton is lovely, but not for shirts with too many seams and parts.

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      I still can’t imagine how a business shirt doesn’t need ironing. You just let it hang dry and that’s it?

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        I have a dryer, so it depends on the fabric.

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        Actually if you straighten the cloth by wagging(?) – i can find the right word, basically what AhnJaehyun do in Beauty Inside- it a little bit, the weight of the water would help the cloth keep it less wrinkly state when it dried.
        Obviously wouldn’t be as sleek as ironed one, but it make the job easier.

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      😂😂😂 me too
      Or maybe splurge on good steam iron…?

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    for me this is with seeing perfectly cut vegetables on youtube.

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    I hate ironing.

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I choose to watch An Empress’ Dignity mainly for Shin Sung Rok, and he didn’t fail to deliver!

With the amount of screentime he had, I am starting to think that he’s the actual evil male lead here. I am so happy to be entertained with his variety of evil ways on my screen that at this point, I don’t care whether Choi Jin Hyuk will be in the drama.

Secondly, I want a rom com featuring Shin Sung Rok, preferably along side of Jang Na Ra. Reason? His suffering face in episode 3-4 when Sunny stuffed him with those exotic foods during the theater team’s after party. Those are gold.

But Shin Sung Rok, please don’t quit being the villain in kdramaland even if you land a role in rom com. You make villainy so enjoyable.

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    He played a nice guy in Trot Lovers but I still kept thinking he was going to kill someone.

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      Hahahahaha

      When I was young, our tv channels like to air Indian movies during the weekends. In the movies, there’s this one guy who would always (99.9% of the time) play the villain role – head of gangster, corrupt politician, etc, you name it. So whenever I see this guy on screen, I would be very suspicious of his character. So, in his later years, when he started playing nice-guy roles, I was still very suspicious of his characters, and had the same reaction like you. I kept expecting that he’d suddenly turn around and brandish a machine gun or something.

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    Shin Sung Rok and Namgoong Min are two actors who, even when they are in a romcom, I’m still here waiting, tapping my fingers impatiently, super on the edge and paranoid, thinking, “So, uhh….. Who’s your next victim going to be— you (sometimes— MOST OF THE TIME—murderous) creepy creep??”

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    I wanted to watch this show initially but when I found out SSR was a villainous second lead again, I gave up. I thought he’d play a nice guy for once 😀

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The sidebar layout in Blog View is rather messed up today. An update?

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    Can you tag mary? (Mine won’t let me tag again.) I’m getting a log in page next to the page I’m trying to view. So if I scroll right I have a second page with a login.

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I am back to Ruler, Master of The Mask, which I stopped watching halfway back then. Now that the pink filter is gone, I find L’s acting in this drama to be quite disappointing. He reactions are too big, and the tone of his voice when he delivers his line is also off.

Perhaps his flaw is so jarring because he’s acting alongside of Yoo Seung Ho, who is already a veteran actor. But I can’t help but to compare. It was worse when the drama showed us a scene with both of them uttering the same line, with YSH uttered his with enough nuance and tone and emotion, while L’s empty of all those.

I know that L’s a novice actor, and I am setting the bar too high for him, but I still feel like, if only he’s a better actor, because there’s so much potential in that role.

But then again, I think the writer is master culprit here. The characterization, is meh. Probably in the same league of Moon Lovers’ writer. Another sageuk with a good premise is ruined due to the writer.

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I watched Mama Fairy and The Woodcutter. The drama is… watchable, but with the current plot material, I don’t see they have anything for more than 8 (30 minutes) episodes.

We already know the end game, she’s going to end up with the professor, so what else is there to drag to 32 episodes? God forbid, please don’t drag the “I don’t remember – I’ll make you remember plot” for 32 episodes.

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    Sometimes I wish kdrama try adopting 8/10 episodes drama like jdorama tbh. Tighter plot since we had less time for filter and derailing subplot.

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      I like the 8-10 episodes format for jdrama too, because some kdramas feels unnecessarily long with 16-20 1-hour episodes. However, the only thing I don’t like about jdrama is the “a problem per episode format”. Jdramas tend to have a new unrelated conflict in each episode, which starts and get resolved within the same episode. Kinda like Monster of The Week format, minus the monster. They repeat this pattern up to the last 2 episodes, when it feels like the writer suddenly realized that the drama is ending and they need to throw in a bigger and haphazardly concocted climax to end the series.

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    I hope you will enjoy and find the bestest reason to keep watching this drama.

    I dropped (temporarily) The Guest at ep. 1 because it was freaking scary (to my standard of scariness 😂😂😭) but I dont know why I dropped MF&TW before i even finished going through ep. 1. I picked up TG from where i left off once i gather enough guts 😂 but i dont know about MF&TW (i have a long history of dropping many what people said as greatest series and i dropped Secretary Kim three episodes before the ending just because i couldnt stand the overly lovey dovey because i came for the comedy 😝)

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      I tend to abandon dramas halfway too after the romantic relationship is established between the leads. Like you, I also came for the comedy as well as the thrill of the chase (and the hijinks when the leads butt heads), so my excitement level immediately drop once the leads start dating or being lovey-dovey. This is why I have such long list of uncompleted dramas, including Goblin, Oh Hae Young and Moonlight Drawn By Clouds.

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        Omg we are so alike! *i finished Goblin but never watched the final ep of MDBC 😂😭

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      Same I believe Korean rom coms have become a little lackluster. They are good when there is good enough comedy but lose their charm once the couple is together. Like currently, I do like Feel Good to die but I already know that I might be dropping it soon if it loses out on its comedy. That is also one reason I think Weightlifting fairy and Jealousy Incarnate were perhaps the last better rom coms because they stayed consistent in the comedy department.

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        Ikr but what ticked me off while watching this Fairy granny was her comment about the dude’s toilet habit (the granny listening outside the toilet while preparing the coffee?) which reminded her of her missing husband but (please i apologize for being too naive) i think a tale of weird habbit should stay inside their bedroom.

        (fyi this year the only kdramas i watched till the end were Prison Playbook, Life, Mr Sunshine, Waikiki, Ghost Detective and Player – well except for Waikiki, all are non romcoms but then Waikiki is a very exceptional romcom which i think putting it under the romcom genre only disgracing such a good drama – oh i even couldnt bring myself to watch the last episode of Hwayugi)

        Now im about to start with Feel Good To Die; i hope i can bear with it till the end 🙏😂

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      Healer, Heirs, Legends of Blue Sea, Secretary Kim, Beauty Inside, Million Stars, Fox Bride…. among those popular dramas that I drop mercilessly 😅😅😅
      Some because I was watching it due to rave review and it didnt catch my attention. But mostly because I feels cheated, the drama is different from the original plot advertised…

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I plan to start watching The Guest now that 100DMP has ended. I haven’t stated the drama yet, but I already had a nightmare about it last night

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    That’s why I probably won’t ever see it.

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      I am a scaredly cat, but I can never resist a horror drama/movie

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    Thats a real strong presence then! I also just finished 100DMP and started The Guest. Now I kinda regret finishing 100DMP so early. I should have saved a few episodes to watch in between the Guest.

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    good luck! i persisted despite vague nightmares on and off. it was fun 😀

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    You won’t regret it , The Guest Is The Best .
    *Hugs* *hold your hand*

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    It is super scary to a scaredy cat like me but i was mad with TGD’s ending and i read about people cant move on after the ending of TG .. so i bingwatched (during days only😂) last weekend and i cried when in the end they got a realistically good ending

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How do I contact DB admins? I found a bug, the Follow (user) button is not displayed on Firefox. This caused me much hair-pulling in the last several months.

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I love Kim Soo Ji a.k.a, VP Kim’s idiot son. As matter of fact, I love all characters that the actor has ever played. He’s talented at turning wimpy characters into lovable idiots.

Taking about Kim Soo Ji, is he adopted? Or a son of the mistress, perhaps? Because in episode 14, where VP Kim threatens the crown princess, he mentioned that he had no son, so she will have to do.

I’m confused, is this the case of inaccurate subtitle or, gasp (!) birth secret?

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    I totally forgot about it! I remember the convo between VP and crown princess but it must have slipped my mind. Maybe he’s not his legitimate child. He did hang around je yoon more. And he doesn’t seem to be involved in any of the scheming that his family is upto.

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      But he seemed important enough that VP Kim got someone to take the states exam on his behalf.

      You are probably right, he may be the illegitimate child. I am not sure how Joseon society view the status of illegitimate children, but if Je Yoon is anything to go by, apart from snide remarks from legitimate siblings, he has quite a good life. However, if this is the case, then how come Soo Ji is considered good enough to be the crown prince’s classmate when Je Yoon isn’t? And we know who has the brain between those two.

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        I think it’s a birth secret, like you said. Maybe the VP doesn’t want others to know and have a reason to belittle him. (Though I’m pretty sure it was normal to have kids from concubines as well in those days, just my opinion).

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          Maybe the VP doesn’t want others to know and have a reason to belittle him
          That will make the VP seems like a good father, which we know he isn’t. So he probably did not want others to know so that they have no reason to belittle him, you know, for being unable to sire a son etc etc

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            That’s what I said hehe. Not belittle soo ji, but VP doesn’t want others to mock him i.e the VP. I should’ve made myself clear.

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I’m starting to feel icky towards Moo-yeon, specifically the way he literally dropped everything and ran to the crown princess’ side. It seems like he intended to run away with the crown princess too. I have no idea how he plan to fit that with his other plan of running away with Hong Shim. Just image Hong Shim and the crown princess on the run together.

Secondly, the fact that he is the baby’s father makes me doubt his morals. An affair with a married woman, no matter what is the excuse is still… too icky. I hope the writer doesn’t expect us to root for Moo-yeon. The only good ending I foresee for him is too die. Just like what other beanies said, please don’t kill that assassin friend of Moo-yeon. We like him.

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    Even I was confused by his sudden change of plans. Even if it’s his child (and he doesn’t seem dumb to not guess before she confirmed it- I’m pretty sure he knew that the Royal couple were not on good terms.), he had no intention of being with her.

    Now he’s ready to risk it all? How’s he going to explain it to HS? Or was he planning on again leaving her?

    Also I’ve no sympathy left for the crown princess. She had an affair, got pregnant, tried to kill her husband. Also she seems very fickle minded. Does she like being the princess or not? She seemed determined to make her child the heir, but now she’s ready to leave with MY?

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      Yes, Moo Yeon’s characterization becomes really weird this week. He has been shown as indifferent to the crown princess, but this week he suddenly ditched Hong Shim during their long awaited runaway, risked his life to go way back to Hanyang, all this just because he have a question for the crown princess.

      I have no sympathy for her either. She really doesn’t know where to stop. I think I stopped sympathizing her when we found out that it was her who asked for MY to be shot with the arrow, just because he’s leaving her.

      I don’t think she liked or even wanted to be the crown princess. VP Kim made her a princess and I think any of her remaining hope was dashed when she first met Yul and heard how he hated her. She was determined to make he child the heir because it’s MY’s and she loved the child because of it. She loves MY, but her love is skewed (as proven by the arrow incident) just as skewed as VP Kim’s love for her.

      I think she’s also ready to leave with MY because she is very scared of Yul regaining his memories, specifically regarding her adultery. She (and her child) will definitely lose their head if Yul regains his memory. Her life right now is like walking on eggshells, with her head at stake. She is constantly worry and anxious, so who would want to live that kind of life?

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        You’re right. Her love is skewed. But I think she’s just as power hungry as her father is. She wanted to make her child the heir, but I don’t think it’s because it’s MY’s. If she really loved him, she wouldn’t put his life in danger by having an affair with him, knowing how her father is. Also like you said, she tried to stop him from leaving, even though she knew he was just biding his time and wanted to return to his sister.

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      And don’t forget she had an innocent man killed when her father ordered her to kill the father of her child. Don’t think she will get out of this show alive.

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    Yeah, it there’s one thing I’m most disappointed in with this show, it’s the writing of Moo Yeon/ Seok Ha’s character. He’s barely on screen, and when he is I’m not actually sure if it’s to do anything useful other than forward the villain subplots, and his decision making has got less and less smart. Like what you doing show?! I wanted a nicely written, angsty, tragic brother sister arc… not… whatever this is!!
    I did however really like the scene between the CP and her father. He’s dangerous af, and she’s definitely her father’s daughter, but it was well acted and quite well written. I’m kinda hoping she caves and tells Yul everything actually. As one last move against her father. Not to justify her actions, but just as a nice enemies have no allies thing.
    (I too really enjoy the assassin friend!!! And Guard Kwon Hyuk! They’re cool)

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Can beanies tell me where is the Follow button? I want to follow this beanies that post historical snippets because I secretly like history.

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I am watching a crappy period c-drama. In one scene, the male lead dragged the female lead as they ran away from a group of assassins. She asked him, why didn’t he just fight the assassins instead, since he has this awesome kungfu. He said, the assassins are too many for him to fight alone.

Then I remember about how Wang So in Moon Lovers just single-handedly fought a temple full of killer monks.

And several other instances where kdrama male lead just beat up a group of bad guys.

The line uttered by the c-drama lead definitely has no place in kdramas.

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I saw a post in DB about a new drama with the genre of rom-com thriller. I don’t know what to expect.

I mean, how do you put romance, and comedy alongside of thriller? Is that even possible?

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    Spellbound showed us it was possible to have a rom-com horror film so…

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      Oh right, that one. I completely forgot about it. Spellbound was a good movie so hopefully this one is at least on par

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    I imagine it will be a bit like mystery queen but a thriller instead of a detective and a proper romance instead of their wishy-washy stuff.

    As you can probably tell, I’m going to watch it….

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      That’s an apt way to describe mystery queen XD

      I like thriller, but I’m going to wait for more description on the plot before deciding whether to watch this or not.

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Reposting this from my comment in here ( http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/08/traveling-the-world-with-dramas-expertly-young-at-heart/#comment-3300242 ) because I have never mentioned about this memory anywhere before.

I grew up in a small town, so we don’t have amusement parks and such. However, one of my fondest memory of my childhood was related to one. One time, when I was very young, a traveling mini carnival decided to stop by at one of the empty field in our town. The empty field was close enough to our house that our family can walk there. We had to walk, because there were 4 of us, including my parents and my father only owned a motorcycle. We rarely went anywhere during the night, so I remember that night, in the dark of the night, with no roadside lamp, my family walked to that carnival site. I rode the ferris wheel with my mum. It was small, each seat can only occupy 2 person and only less then 10 seats exists, I think. I was scared of the height, but I was the one who begged to ride it. I was very young, so my memory is quite hazy here, I think the ferris wheel stopped halfway during the ride. I am not sure whether it was due to technical issue, but I remember my mum told me that she asked the person who was in charge to stop the ride halfway because I was too scared. This might not be the case when I looked back at the memory logically, but like I said, my memory was hazy. I don’t remember how the ride was, but I remember sitting on the seat when the ferris wheel stopped. I don’t remember anything else about the carnival, but that was still one of the fondest memory of my childhood.

That was the one and only carnival that we had in our town.

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    That’s a wonderful memory. I love how you painted a picture of the night so that I could imagine walking there with you.

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Given the newly exposed David-grandpa collaboration, I am starting to think that David has switched out the kill switch and replaced it with a dummy. After all, he’s supposed to ‘protect’ the product

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I’d never have thought that there will be a day when I’d be begging for Truck of Doom to make his appearance.

Snake deserve the white car of doom

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Apparently it’s safe to have loooong staring contest while Disaster Mode, regardless when you are in the building that caught fire where every seconds counts.

Mom needs to get her priorities straight when coding the logic for Nam Shin III

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    yoi spoke for me.
    i had same thought while looking at that “who blinks eyes first” kind of thing… and i was like wait you hav to rescue her first then stare at her face as much as you want but leave now… plzzzz….

    #logicless

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      I think that staring scene ruined the emotional effect of the whole fire scenes. I was laughing when the camera starts to slow-mo and circle the actors. Definitely killed the mood.

      You’d think she would’ve died of smoke inhalation for the time spent staring at him. But I guess, what’s a better way to die than die staring at SKJ.

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        absolutely agree. i hate when any such tragic scenes get this kind of treatment which is far from reality.
        even though he is a robot and not prone to smoke but surely he can’t be saved from being burnt by that huge fire. He could have burnt by the time he reached out of the premises with her after so much time wasted. that was my biggest concern.
        and same for her.. she could hv died of smoke and fire but nah these over the top slo mo scenes spoiled the impact there.

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I also almost hate Mom for sending Nam Shin III away. That scene was so sad, when it implicitly shows us that in the end, no matter how hard Nam Shin III tries to be a good son, he will never be the real son. Mom will always choose the real son.

SKJ’s facial expression when mom told Nam Shin III to go to Seoul told the whole story in just one look. I have faith in this drama based on that one look alone. Drama, don’t you dare mess up!

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Can’t they make a drama about the Czech Republic house in Are You Human Too ? I am willing to just stare at that house for 50 episodes.

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    i second this.
    that’s one beautiful house inside and serene at outside. and when secretary (LJH) pulled Robot by wrist it was damn gorgeous behind those.

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    The coolest looking house ever!! Where is it because I want to go visit!! Hahahaha

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After a looong while, I finally have free day at work. I am now lost, not knowing what to do. I’ve been enslaved by work for too long.

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    Oh, I have thoughts.
    1. Nap
    2. Eat good food.
    3. Watch dramas
    4. Play on drama beans with us
    5. Repeat.
    I guess somewhere in there you could see real life people. its not my first choice as my real life people are SO QUESTIONABLE but, its an option.

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      Agree whole hardheartedly on the real life people.

      I’m choosing option #4 right now since it’s been months since I last logged in into Dramabeans. Agile Scrum is evil.

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        I believe you about agile scrum. I don’t know what it is but it sounds not pleasant. I could google it….but I find I don’t wanna. So I will say instead, WELCOME BACK, and add in a woohoo! and top it all off with a 🙂

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          Thank you, thank you.

          To sum up, Agile Scrum is a way for the company to supply you with one tasks after another. You complete one task, you’ll take another. Rinse, repeat. So you will always have a task to do.

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