Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

Hi beanies! Be Melodramatic won’t be recapped in DB, right? If yes, may I ask if you know any sites that recap the drama?

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    What do you mean? For me, they’re all totally age-appropriate! Ji sung is older than my husband by 1 day! 😂

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    Totally age appropriate 😃

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    The list is incomplete without Shin Sung Rok!!! He turns 37 this year!! Hahahaha

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    I am at a perfect age to have a Noona romance with all of them 🙂 am 43 :))
    And most of my favorite actors are in this list. Yay!!!!

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    Now that is a beautiful list. I would just add Lee Seo-jin. His age shows a little more than the others but he still looks good and man those dimples.

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    Lee Joong Gi, Lee Dong Wook, Jo In Sung, Jo Jung Suk, Jin Goo, Gong Yoo, Won Bin, So Ji Sub, and Daniel Henney all DO NOT look their age 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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    My favorite actors are on the list and totally age appropriate for me lol.

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    I can’t believe how young they look, it’s not fair!

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    These men are like wine… they look better with age ❤

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I am so excited for Hotel del Luna! (I am intrigued about IU’s past, to be honest) And I am loving IU’s outfits!! I hope it will be recapped in DB!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ3CaQL2TcA

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Hey beanies!

Sorry, this is a non-drama-related question.

Context: I sent a very long message to my classmate whom I liked at uni. I thanked him for all his help and advice. I may have implicitly told him that I liked him. He replied to my message telling me that it was alright and I just need to be strong in life, etc. So basically, the tone of his reply was very “we’re just friends, nothing more”. So in short, I got rejected. Which is really fine by me. I didn’t want to be in a relationship with him. I just liked him because he was very cute.

Now, it seemed that we’re avoiding each other like plague. We didn’t even greet each other in class today. I’ve thought about giving him space, but I dont know if this is right. Cause honestly, I was waiting for him to talk to me. I mean, I was the one who got rejected 😅 Do you guys know what I should do about this? Would greatly appreciate your comments! 😁

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    I don’t understand why you let him know you like him when you didn’t want to be in a relationship with him?😅😅 Sorry this is not helpful at all 😅😅

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      I was thanking him for his advice! 😅 but when I showed my guy bestfriend the message after I sent it, he said it was written implicitly that i liked him.😅

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    Just act normal. Are you sure you were rejected? Or are you assuming? If you don’t like him or don’t want to be in a relationship with him, I suppose rejection would not affect you as much….so I suggest act normal, talk to him normally. If he still avoids you, his loss then, you have tried.

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    I don’t know if this would be helpful information but I usually ignore/ feel awkward around the guys who tell me they like me not because I want to stop being friends with them but because I don’t want to bring up their hopes that I like them and make them misunderstand my actions. Just give it a few days and if you guys are still awkward, confront him and tell him that you’d still like to be friends and tell him you aren’t really looking for a relationship. ^^

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    Oooooo I feel this on so many levels. Like so many people said – act normally!! The thing is everything you’ve said so far seems like an assumption made on your part. Everything was done implicitly, so it’s very likely he didn’t think it was a confession or he didn’t reject you at all. Plus you said he tried to talk to you and you looked down. Often times when we have feelings we are sure are not going to be returned, we become extra cautious. We’re scared everything we say may sound like a confession but that’s not always true!!!

    Honestly even if your long paragraph did sound like a lowkey confession, it wasn’t a proper one. And his wasn’t a proper rejection. So you guys don’t have any actual grounds to act awks around each other because nothing *technically* happened.

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    [UPDATE]

    We’re friends now! Not awkward anymore 😂 I acted normally, greeted him and even gave him chocolate (cause the poor guy looked hungry 😂)

    Thank you everyone for providing your insights! You are all lovely people 😘❤

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https://www.soompi.com/article/1321446wpp/winners-of-the-55th-baeksang-arts-awards

Congratulations to all the winners! ❤ Incredibly happy that My Ajusshi won as the Drama of the Year! ❤ There are a lot of good dramas this past year (havent watched Sky Castle and Radiant though! 😪) so it must have been difficult to select the winners!

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https://www.soompi.com/article/1320521wpp/watch-seo-in-guk-and-jung-so-min-tease-their-special-cameos-in-preview-for-abyss

At least in their (what I think is) reincarnated life, they’re still together…

Really hoping for SIG and JSM to have another drama together! 😭 will never be satisfied with a cameo!

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https://www.soompi.com/article/1317633wpp/16-memorable-life-lessons-that-k-dramas-have-taught-us

While these are nice realizations, I’m surprised that Misaeng, My Ajusshi, Just Between Lovers, Because This is My First Life, among many others, are not in the list… I’ve definitely compiled a lot of quotable quotes from these dramas. Or maybe is it because the ones in the article are rom-coms and the ones I listed are melos? 🤔

Hey beanies! Any other life lessons from dramas that you’d like to share? 😊

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    Soompi (now after being partnered by Viki) and DramaFever used to have (for DF) and still have lists and quizzes that propel viewers to watch those dramas. Since, they have audiences that prefer rom-coms and at times new i-fans prefer rom coms too-these lists are only to lure them to watch these dramas. Misaeng, MA, JBL have few of the best quotes in dramas. Plus I have always found them to be slice of life rather than melo even if they are titled as melo. Melo I guess is something like Marriage Contract.

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    That article made me roll my eyes lol. Almost none of them were very… profound dramas.

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    Go Back Spouses, definitely! The importance of cherishing those around you even when life makes it hard to appreciate them because you’re so weighed down my your own struggles. And that honest, open communication goes a long way to maintaining relationships.

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      In particular, I think of what Jin-joo’s mum said in ep11 of Nam-gil: “He’s too focused on his real mother to see the person by his side who’s really taking care of him.” Likewise, Jin-joo was so fixated on losing her mum that she didn’t realise and treasure Ban-do who was supporting her in his own way through all of it.

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      Awww I miss Go Back Spouses!! Thank you for reminding me of it! ❤

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Dear Youtube,

Thank you for providing me with videos and snippets (around 3-5 minutes) of my favorite Korean drama scenes. Even if it doesn’t have subs, I remember the scenes perfectly and the emotions conveyed by the actors.

Love,

A very busy graduate student

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This is why I take my bus to and from the university… I’m hoping there’s someone I could share those 1 hour+ rides with… https://www.soompi.com/article/1318297wpp/8-k-dramas-that-prove-taking-the-bus-is-the-most-romantic-way-to-travel

lol just kidding. I have no choice but to take the bus -_- But I’m not kidding in wishing some cute guy would accompany me during my travels.

Maybe because it’s one of the last dramas that I watched before I switched to graduate student mode (aka no drama watching huhu), but I loved the bus rides in Just Between Lovers. I don’t remember if they ever talked during the rides, but both Moon Soo and Gang Doo were contented being with each other’s company. I want to experience the silence (and it’s not the we’re-not-talking-because-we’re-fighting kind of thing) and just living in the present moment.

I wish I could have time to watch JBL again 🙁 My deliverables at school just don’t seem to stop -_-

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    Oh and I love Moon Soo and Gang Doo’s scenes at the bus stops! I don’t think they’ve vocally admitted their feelings to each other yet but I loved that there was a mutual understanding that they like each other. There was no need for words. I loved it

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Hi beanies! Would you know when IU’s Persona will be shown in Netflix?

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    It was postponed to another date due to forest fire in South Korea. Not sure when they will release it. But it should be this month.

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I was studying my notes when I saw an “RH” written. I immediately wondered what Royal Hotness (referring to Shin Seung Rok in TLE) is doing here in my notebook. 

Then I realized I was referring to the relative humidity (RH)! 😂 (The context is I’m reading my notes for Meteorology class 😅)

Is this a sign from the unuverse that I should go back to drama watching… huhuhu

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    Lol. At work I do come across relative humidity for paint application, but this never crossed my mind before. Now I might remember royal hotness when I see relative humidity too 🤣

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      Oooh! Is there a relationship between paints and relative humidity? @katakwasabi? Now i’m curious!

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        Relative humidity is one of the things checked prior to surface preparation and paint application. Paint should not be applied in humid conditions. As an example if a metal surface is prepped in humid conditions, it may result in flash rusting and paint would not adhere to the surface and it will lead to premature paint failure.

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Aww Ziggy’s so sweet! <3

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuoSfSWlytT/

I hope he and JSM have another drama together! Their chemistry in The Smile Has Left Your Eyes still amazed me to this day!

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February’s over, but please let me share one last Love, February post.

Thank you for being my mentor during my undergraduate days. I remembered taking your class, and despite one failing exam and one barely-passed exam scores, I managed to get a really high mark. All I remember was enjoying that class. Thank you for bringing back learning and enjoyment in the same sentence. Thank you for accepting me as your student and for steering my life (and career) in the direction that it is today. Thank you for believing in me and my abilities, for telling me that my writing was good enough for publication (sadly I did not push through with this). Thank you for inspiring me with your work. Thank you for your vision, because it was so damn inspiring. I remembered being tired and restless about work (happened twice during the duration of my working experience), and I attended one of your lectures. I remembered being energized and invigorated by your talk that I suddenly had the energy to endure things. Thank you for that. I always learned more during your 90-minute talks than I would by listening to others’ 3-hour lectures. Thank you so much Sir. You’ve really changed my life for the better. I will never forget you Sir. You will be terribly missed 😭💔

Love,

February (me)

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When life happens, this song is such a great comfort for me. Reminds me so much of My Ajusshi 😢

On another note, how did Ji-An find such part-time jobs? 😅 it’s so hard nowadays! 😅

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Apologies if this is non-drama related, but I\’m curious…

For Beanies who practice yoga, is there a difference between sighing and loud exhaling?

Even if you don\’t practice yoga, I also welcome your thoughts 😊

Thank you! ❤

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    Do you mean a regular sigh? That’s very different from a loud exhale. Unless there’s a yoga way of sighing I don’t know.

    **does not practice yoga, but stereotypically, most Indian people would be able to tell you a thing or two. Considering how many many schools make us to yoga in the mornings. *rolls eyes*

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      I don’t even know a regular sigh. I’m sorry, I’m even more confused now 😅 I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on this

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        Um, hahaha okay. I guess you’ve been given this primer already so it’ll probably be a repeat of what you know. [Please tag me if another beanie answers, I’m curious too]

        There are many different techniques of yoga (depending on what you want to achieve), but “breath” is life itself (pran). Therefore most/all yoga techniques will tell you how to regulate your breathing (according to that technique) – it is the most basic element.

        To be honest different techniques of yoga will teach different ways of breathing. I’m not familiar with the technique you’re being taught, so I can only help conceptually and explain why, even if it seems like its similar to a sigh, its actually not.

        The difference lies in the intention & the control. This is more important than you’d think: Yoga is about a physically fit body, or a healthy mind, or spiritual enlightenment & you won’t achieve the goal without that intention. I’m assuming you’re taught how to regulate your breathing so that you’re able to main a steady breath during certain asanas/positions. Sighing – often merely a sign of tiredness, and done without thought – won’t get you there. Focus, concentration, control beginning with your breathing – these are the base of any yogic technique.

        For starters, I’d (with my limited understanding) recommend maybe focusing on your own breath – not that of the student next to you, not on the teacher, not on the noise from outside, not even the thoughts drifting idly in your head.

        ^^; *that was long – sorry*

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          Oh no worries, it’s fine. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!! I appreciate it! 😊 I understand now that with yoga, breathing is more regulated, unlike in sighing which is really not. I thought I was exhaling loudly, but based from your definition, I guess I was indeed sighing. 😆

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    @greenfields are you suuuuure you don’t practice or even TEACH yoga? because that was a reeeeaally good explanation right there!! ha ha ha.

    @WaterHyacinth I do practice yoga, and I could not have said it more eloquently than Greenfields. It’s all about intention and regulation of the breath. Through the nose or through the mouth. Is the throat constricted to create an oceanic breath (ujjayi breathing)? There is so much power in how you breathe while practicing — it’s the fire that fuels your body through your movement and/or meditation.

    and what a delightful question! I love love loooove when Beanies post about non-drama related things. Never apologize for it. We should be able to talk about anything !
    *Beanie Hand Heart sign*

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      😂😂😂 glad I wasn’t off the mark. I only have elementary knowledge as someone who has grown up with yoga.

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    Like Greenie said, it’s about control of the breath – so it’s not just a loud exhale of breath like a sigh. However, it is also about actively engaging your muscles especially in your core. When I first learned yoga my teacher would tell us to make sure that when you breathe out you make sure your stomach is contracting and when you breathe in to make sure it fills up. Part of the reason for this is because it helps the body to physically warm up. If you’re ever in cold weather or shivering, try yoga breathing and you can actually feel yourself warm up a bit. Very useful when you live in a city which is regularly blanketed by snow.

    There are some breathing techniques which are more like sighs, but they are still controlled and still about active engagement of your body.

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    In Yoga the exhaling is also controlled and you are more aware of each breath. Even when your exhake loudly there is a deeper level of consciousness in that exhale.
    Sighing is just a quick burst of air being expelled.

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    I do practice Yoga for 2 years now but I still beginner :D. It’s so different. I practices Yoga to cure my anxiety , and like what @KethySK said that It’s all about intention and regulation of the breath, through the nose or through the mouth.

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    Thanks everyone for answering!! That was very elucidating!!

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    No apologies necessary for posting something that is non-drama related. The beanie wall functions in much the same way the Open Thread does.

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The past 48+ hours has been tiring. Travelling and waiting. Unpacking. Settlinf in. Being anxious all throughout.

But when I look at my niece\’s happy squeals, my family\’s patience and support, my friends\’ comfort from across the globe, all those negative feelings dissipate, and love and gratefulness replace them.

Love,

February

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