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So I decide to make a clean breast of my super-embarrassing T…k moment with my Hot Cool Guy. No secrets, right?
Dude is watching some noisy show on the tablet. There’s a lot of cheering.
I laugh too loud and too long.
“Hey, guess what?”
“What?” Low, distracted. From reclining sofa position.
“I posted a comment and it got picked up on Youtube.”
“It’s about this drama I’m watching.” Well, it is…except the comment happened a year ago.
“I said something about the actor.” Keep it vague, small. Not gonna say who. In case he goes and reads all my perv comments.
“Oh.” He stretches. Frowns. At the tablet. Not me.
“It was quite horrible.” I clear my throat. Stare at my toes. “I posted something quite horrible. It was funny at that time, but now, it’s just horrible.”
“Babe, you ARE horrible.”
“No, I’m not.”
“Yes, you are.”
“Yes, you are.” He sighs. “I was a good person till I met you.”
“You mean I was a good person till I met YOU.”
He is horrible, okay. He has the wickedest sense of humour. We have this game when he makes a comment, loaded with layers, with the blandest face, and he catches my eye, and we start sniggering, and everybody else is staring. My sisters once said, “Only (YY) understands his sense of humour.” And someone once commented, “You two are so alike, the same kind of weird. Perfect for each other.”
So, back to my conversation.
“So what do you have to say?” I stare at him.
“You did good, babe. WHOA!!!” Groans. Deflates. Curses.
“What are you watching?”
“Liverpool vs Manchester United.”
Mumble mumble. I blank out.
It means he’s just not supposed to know. Unfortunately it also means that you will be alone sniggering at toothpicks for the rest of your life.
Mr. Cool Guy is cool. 😎
Oh, come on!
There isn’t even a mention of toothpicks!
This doesn’t count, I want a real confession!
Also, if you’re really interested, I watched that game, Liverpool won!
I am guessing Mr. Cool Guy is a Man U fan then. YY picked the perfect time to confess.
Yes, he is. Lol.
Nice timing, my friend. 😉👍
I…can’t…I can’t say the T word.
I can. 🦷⛏. Toothpick!
You evil, evil person. 😬😬😬😬
Toothpicks need to be mentioned, yes.
I love that this word is now has a two for one annoyance factor @leetennant.
There’s been a d***** outbreak @leetennant. Condolences.
You all have a great part in me not watching any drama these days. Nothing is as interesting as the DB fanwall.
We live to please. *BEAMS*
If only they’ll make dramas about inserting toothpicks in dimples…. 🤭😂
I read breast and thought YY was invaded by a bot 😅.
Hot cool guy is cool YY! You’re cool too. Everyone is cool 😎
I should have said chest lol. I was thinking of Hyun bin’s breasts. Oops. Will this comment come back to bite me one day?
Only if you tell us what you’ll do to them. 🤭🤣🤣
I fillet them and marinade them in salt and pepper and stir fry them.
Lol I foresee more digging in the future.
Well, what happened?
What a huge weekend this has been!
@yyishere came basically face-to-face with Hyun Bin and his dimples IRL 😲
@azzo had a big date AND discontinued DB’s favorite running drama ❤️
Parasite won the 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧 Screen Actors Guild top prize 🤗
The NY Times has endorsed two women for US President 👍🏼
I for one am exhausted .
Scroll down, hun. Fresh from the press.
Are you one of the runners?
Are you thinking that’s why I’m so tired? 🏃♀️
Magic Horse is going to win!
My face when @azzo1 says no more updates.
I go to DB and @katakwasabi alerts me to the Most Embarrassing Moment of My Life. Digging the rooftop now and burying myself deep. Will never look at toothpicks without cringing again. *FLAILING*
Need help with digging? 😆
I rewatched the vid and his face omg…he looked shocked. He was like What?????? Dying of embarrassment.
But he read it? Aaaand maybe he wasn’t so much shocked as pleasantly surprised but his facial muscles just weren’t cooperating? Trying to find a silver lining so you can stop the digging.
I’m not helping am I?
You are kind but he wasn’t pleasantly surprised. He was scared. *CRIES* No, you are not helping.
I don’t think he looked scared. He was just amused.
Although, if he read the part about your cameo and drying his parts, he might be…
Love you, YY!
*HIDING MY FACE*
He was shocked YY called him stupid though. 💔 Poor Hyun Bin. Darn translations *forms fists*
Are you ever gonna share your follow up letter to Hyun Bin, YY?
It makes me so sad that he thinks I said Stupid. *CRIES* Like, does it even make sense to talk about his beauty and then call him stupid in the same breath????
I am worried that my letter will find its way to YT somehow, since I am, ahem, famous.
Hyun Bin’s security (aka avid fangirls who aren’t on DB) is definitely on a hunt for the Dramabeans user YY. Only a matter of time I guess before you are tracked down. I guess better keep that letter privately sent to Hyun Bin. Hope it passes his security though!
That’s what worries me. The airing his parts comments. They are scattered all over. Am I going to be blackmailed?
More likely he is going to be blackmailed and you’ll be ms. A that he’s allegedly having an thing with.
When/ where did you actually make that comment?
This needs to go in the Beanies Hall of Fame!
I miss Beanies’ words of wisdom. 😓
Go to @katakwasabi ‘s wall and you’ll see why I wanna dig a hole and bury myself six feet under.
Just watched that video again. I don’t know why you want to bury yourself. I think he looked totally amused and secretly loving it!
I was looking for the original comment, but I found it!
But I tell you, it was the most unique of all the comments, he will remember you 😂
Imagining YY meeting oppa: “I am the toothpick lady. Nice to meet you.” 🤭
You’re grinning, right. I can feel you grinning. 😈😈😈😈
Love you, YY! [Finger heart] 🥰
Here. I googled when you first said it. 😅 So weird I thought you left this comment just recently – in one of the Crash Landing recaps. Turns out you had been a toothpick enthusiast way back in 2018
Wow this isn’t even a new post, it’s a year old. They did some digging. But this IS creepy.
Thanks for the link. I was wondering where it was from. 😛
Omg. God forbid. Nooooo.
Just went to @katakwasabi‘s wall to understand what this is about and OMG!!! This is hilarious, I can’t stop laughing, yours was the only comment that actually stands out.. he’s never going to forget that.. NEVER!
Great. Some friend you are. *SLINKS TO PIT AND CONTINUES DIGGING*
I should write my memoirs. It will be a tearjerker. Titled HE THINKS I CALLED HIM STUPID.
Shouldn’t it be HE IS SO CUTE THAT I WANT TO STICK A TOOTHPICK IN HIS DIMPLE? 😉
You guys will never let that go, will you. Why, oh why did I talk about his dimples and toothpicks???? *SMACKS HEAD*
Are you by any chance smacking your head with a toothpick?
In all seriousness though, I feel your toothpick comment to be unique, special, earnest and true to character. Probably why it got picked. 🤭😂🤣 Sorry, still can’t stop laughing….
No, @azzo1. I love myself too much to toothpick my head.
I’ll make sure to send a copy of that to him with a note that says “Suit Fit”
He won’t get that. All he heard was STUPID.
His face when he heard STUPID after all that dimple toothpicking comments.. I DIED, LOL!
His face was too funny when he heard that.
@azzo1 @wapzy My heart hurt when he said, confused, “STUPID?” *WEEPS BITTERLY* And don’t you dare to laugh. This is like so sad.
What the heck was Suit Fit? Am I a tailor?
YY, for what it’s worth, I feel really bad on your behalf and… it seems a mild betrayal that your comments were used like this?
@azzo1 My face on my blind date.
@ndlessjoie @katakwasabi @ally-le @sicarius @msrabbit @oppafangirl @leetennant @egads @maybemaknae @bcampbell1662 @lugirl131415
Are you sure this isn’t a picture of @katakwasabi ‘s creepy photographer friend? Except he’s got cuter ears than I would of thought.
Omomo! Since when did I have a creepy photographer friend 😱
Maybe I should say the potentially drunk shirtless photographer (who wants to be your) friend.
Lol. I think you probably have mistaken me with @isthatacorner 😆. Here’s her story: http://www.dramabeans.com/2020/01/open-thread-638/#comment-3601912
Yes! I have no idea how I did that. Blaming it on the head cold.
My face wasn’t like that, but I certainly felt like that inside.
Hmmm… looks like we need Jae Hee’s perfume. Then again, I don’t think I was gorgeous when I was younger too. I’d just be…. baby monkey? 😛
See I don’t know where this is from…. But best guy ever.
Best wig ever
YOO AH IN!!! 😍😍😍😍
It is from Veteran movie! (Watch it at your own risk) — You have been warned!
My face when someone thinks I get any • • •
Made me laugh my head off, seriously. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
@azzo1 @sicarius @msrabbit @katakwasabi @oppafangirl @bbstl
This is the face I make when I’m awkward.
I don’t know how you got a picture of me but I’m not comfortable with you posting it like this.
Oh gosh, sorry. You’ve got, um, nice hair.
People say my eyes are my best quality.
Oh, definitely. They’re so intense.
Definitely the nose.
Lips are a bit tight, though. Repressed personality issues. No offence, @leetennant.
I have beak issues already, YY. Be kind.
@yyishere some call it repression others a stiff upper lip.
I’d say it’s your nostrils. 👍
Wait! I thought this was me. Are we the same person/emu?
It’s a theory that’s been floated before…
…and that theory might of partly been started me 🙂
And I still get confused!
Honestly @azzo1 being confused with egads is a huge huge compliment.
@azzo1, I think being confused with Elle Tea is kind of great actually.
See, both of you, this is why I’m confused!
It’s easy to tell us apart @azzo1 because I’m in the northern hemisphere and Elle Tea is in the southern hemisphere. We’re complete opposites. For example, right now in my part of the world it’s snowing and freezing cold, and in her part of the world everything is burning and I can’t even understand how high the temp is in her area. Like, that’s just not even right.
My entire world is red and purple and I can’t breathe and egads is actually watching dramas rather than just declaring she’s about to start any second but then getting distracted by the ongoing inferno of the apocalypse.
Is how you can tell us apart.
Hmm, yeah, i think i also have a few people who look like that in family photos, i have never met them, far away cousins… I am glad to know they are related to you!
Your face is always changing YY. I recall your last face was a yellow emoji with no hair.
FYI that’s @leetennant‘s face. Someone uploaded it online – probably an admirer.
🤷🏼 Nothing funny to say here but I can’t stop laughing! 🤣
But what happen to your hair? Did too many twists? 😉🌪
Oh dear you’re having a bit of a quiff situation
*whips out aloe gel*
There you go… Spick & span & ready to slay the bugs!
Amazing! I can’t stop laughing! 🤣🤣🤣
Lol….. I was being genuine this time.
But good opportunity 😂😂😂so why not.
Hey, @azzo1, you could make this face the next time you feel awkward.
@sicarius @msrabbit @bbstl @oppafangirl @katakwasabi @ally-le @ndlessjoie @maybemaknae @leetennant
Too stunned for words, huh?
That’s quite an accomplishment, you know. I thought Sic never runs out of words. Or perhaps…. she is secretly writing 3000 words essay on your directing choice right now. 🤭
Actually I’ve run out of words a few times on here. It doesn’t happen very often but it HAS happened.
I’m just thinking of poor @azzo1 being scarred for a life time of dates.
I am so tempted to tell Maybe Mr. Azzo (aka sticky note guy), all what is happening here …just i don’t live anywhere close… if you do get married azzo, you have to tell him about all of this, this is priceless! Lol!
Noooo. This reminds me of hot cold CEO and his scary teeth 😱
I think this is THE look to capture his heart. Sophisticated and innocent at the same time. Ok, I just laughed my head off typing this. I’ve been laughing since I woke up this morning, all because of @azzo1‘s drama.
@yyishere I imagine this is more @azzo1-like than creepy grinning baby.
I can totally see the second eyebrow expression as “the face” that azzo makes that in return makes sticky note guy burst in a laughter.
This thing doesn’t have teeth!
That doesn’t make it less scary. Scary baby can chomp with its gums 😱
Perfect. Just replace the eyes with bambi & it’ll be Azzo 💯
Yes, azzo, please practice that face so that it’s ready when you need it! 🙄*rolls eyes and pokes @yyishere while laughing my head off*
Where is the left dimple?
I wonder if @azzo1 will laugh her head off the next time SNG gives her chocolates. Poor SNG, he’s gonna be SO confused. 😢
I want my male lead to get the girl… 😭😭😭
I’m done.. I need to quit DB!
Looking at that face is creeping me out!
@azzo1 Sticky-Note Guy on his way to lunch.
That’s… really creepy, YY. Even for you.
He needs an image overhaul. Get rid of that briefcase, and replace it with a cat. Right, @bbstl?
Maybe he could hold a box/bouquet of Fererro Roche…..
Your mind works in mysterious ways 🤗
I think he’s kind of cute.
For some reasons, I keep seeing him staring intensely at azzo’s wrist. And he doesn’t even have eyes!!
Whoa…you’re right…gosh, he’s only got eyes for @azzo1…
I stared at my wrists too for like an hour straight.
Lol. I guess you have pretty wrist too. 🙂
😲 Did you get one, YY?
Did you, YY?
@msrabbit @bbstl Should I?
Sure. You can give it to azzo as wedding gift. 😉
Hell, I almost bought one when I saw it on amazon! 🤣
For all of you swooning over @azzo1‘s upcoming Thursday’s #CoffeeWithStickyNoteGuy, you might want to get one of these.
@bbstl @msrabbit @ally-le Gosh, he’s rocking those specs…and that tie…so hot.
OHHHH emm gee, seriously I’m laughing so hard right now. I’m with azzo, how IS this even a thing??? Only YY would think to go looking for it … 🤣
He does look dashing! Bravo, YY, and thank you for sharing!
Btw, @azzo1, that will make a cute gift for him. 😉
He doesn’t know we’re calling him sticky-note guy!
Which makes it even better! 😉🤭
How??? I don’t even want to know. You are obviously more invested in this drama than I am! But so it goes. I half want to buy this now.
OMG! Where are you coming up with those? how is this even a thing?
He looks really good, don’t you think? Brainy. That briefcase, gawd… *fans self* It’s got SUCCESS written all over.
YY, you need to calm down! LOL!
Jbtw, he doesn’t wear glasses!
What about his hands? You’ve talked about his eyes, his eyebrows and his laugh…I adore the way you describe his laugh…but I need to know, what are his hands like?
I don’t know.. they’re normal guy hands!
I think it’s the briefcase that really sells it.
Such a BOSS.
It will only be complete if we have a figurine for azzo as well. 😉
@azzo1 @ndlessjoie @msrabbit @bbstl @ally-le Wouldn’t it be cool if we could have other add-ons instead of just the briefcase, like detachable plastic flowers, chocolates, azzo’s Oppa, a cup of coffee, an aircon remote…
Aircon remote? That’s sorta random? Did I miss smtg? What for? So you could sneak in and spy on them, YY? 😉🌬
How could you forget? Episode 2 or 3, she went for a meeting, she blushed, her face turned red, and he turned the aircon to low using the aircon remote.
Ah… yes. I remember now. That episode’s highlight was the wrist, so I totally forgot about aircon remote.
See you totally make a better gf/wife than I do. I don’t remember these things. I am the type who has to be reminded of birthdays or anniversaries. 😋
Maybe a bracelet made for that special someone’s wrist (in a perfectly sticky note wrapped gift box of course)?
The beautifully wrapped detachable bouquet, definitely! Hahahahaahh *wanders off laughing*
Is this @azzo1‘s sticky note guy?
He looks like a chicken 🤣🤣 I’m sure Azzo’s sticky note guy dresses better than this.
I swear I can see the hazel green eyes gleaming at me under all those layers.
But where are the eyebrows? I am under the impression that they are important.
Stop it!! 💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀
@katakwasabi @bbstl @wishfultoki @msrabbit Imagine Hyun bin wearing this instead of that uniform. I wonder how long it’d take windy ol’ me to peel off all those layers.
…but I’d leave the tie on…
I’d blow that tie off too but perhaps blew in a new tie. 🌬🎀😉
I think you could do it SO fast! And I for one would like to see it, tie and all ☺️
Why wonder? Act first, think later!
OMG, YY, You didn’t!!!
He looks a bit scrawny, sorry…it’s the best I can do 😂😂😂😂
No, YY. You are mistaken. This is the Finance guy whom everyone gave their (important) sticky notes to. 😉
I just want to say I’m all mushy and fluttery after reading @azzo1‘s story. Seriously, the best drama EVER. You’re slaying it, girl!!!!
So I watched the final episode of VIP. It was a lovely, lovely ending, quiet and just – sad. The flashback to the past, where he held her hand for the first time. A beginning, and an end…😭😭😭😭
The most poignant lines: “I saw the parts of you I wanted to see. You were the most precious thing in the world to me for ten years.”
And the saddest line: “You broke my heart.”
I loved her line “I want to be happy with myself first ” as an answer if she is seeing someone, the best.
i liked that they repeated the ‘walking under the umbrella scene’.
Yes, me, too. The umbrella that they shared at the beginning, now two, the umbrellas separating, his wavering, waiting, hers moving first, and then after a while, his umbrella moves, slowly, in the other direction. He was waiting for her to turn around – still hopeful, perhaps? – and I was so afraid her umbrella would stop, but it didn’t. She kept on moving, further and further, and away from him. I loved it. That they made it so real, and didn’t spoil it with the happily-ever -after- forgive and reconcile scenario. I loved that ending.
yeah. Bittersweet, part of you wished for a reconciliation but some broken things shouldn’t be put back together
I think part of the brokenness was not only the affair, but she discovered he was also willing to do some shady, less than legal things to get ahead. Glad she caught herself before going down the same path in the name of revenge.
And that he hid important parts of his life from her, it hurted her for real.
I think the first, big crack in their marriage was him lying to her about his background and his father. His reason for hiding it didn’t make sense to me.
That marriage wasn’t so happy and successful even before Yu-ri’s appearance.
yeah i can’t believe he never told her about his father! trust issues right there. Also in general i really hate it when a child that is the product of an affair gets shamed/blamed for what their parents did. helloo..they weren’t even there when it happened, they’re victims too.
@parkchuna @shach @carmen
He said that he couldn’t tell Jung Sun because of what happened with her mother, and I remember when his mother told Jung Sun that she had been a mistress, Jung Sun recoiled. I think it showed how repulsed Jung Sun felt about cheating, but still. He was married to her, he should have told her everything. And what was sickening to me was the day of the funeral when he cried and sought comfort in the other woman’s arms and told her everything. It was just hard for me to watch, especially at a time when his wife was hurting so much – she just lost her baby, for crying out loud.
And in the last episode, he broke down and cried at the montage of pics of his wife, shots he took of her when she was sleeping, and having time out for herself – he obviously loved her so to take those impromptu shots – so many of them – and the fact that that roll was left in the camera, forgotten, obviously meant the miscarriage happened after the pics were taken. Terribly sad to see him cry, my heart hurt so, even though I hated him so much in the earlier episodes. I felt sad for the past and for the life he threw away, like his wife said, for what? Was it worth it, in the end? The passion really burnt itself out, didn’t it, and, on an aside, the pan to the bed with the empty pillow lying next to the mistress’s pillow was an obvious indication that they were intimate. I read some comments where some believe that theirs was a non-sexual affair. Which, to me, is beside the point. Sexual or not, he abandoned his wife for her. Period. I may feel sorry for him in the end, but I am happy Jung Sun never took him back. What he did was unforgivable. I can’t decide who I blame more, him or his mistress.
I liked that she was able to pull back and look at what was happening objectively. Her anger gave the show an undeniable energy, but I’m glad she let it go,.it would have ruined her.
@yyishere, I think at that moment she was more shocked that there was something this big in his life that she has no idea about all this years, it must really hurt. But in their relationship the biggest factor leading to this disaster was losing the baby, it was obvious that they were grieving very differently and have trouble communicating during this period.
@yyishere Thanks for having tagged me. I second all you wrote, especially “He was married to her, he should have told her everything.” and “I read some comments where some believe that theirs was a non-sexual affair. Which, to me, is beside the point.”
For some reasons, the scene that was the toughest for me to watch, was the umbrella one, when he was walking towards Yu-ri. He could stand still and wait for his colleagues to help both the women, without hurting and humiliating his wife.
I had wondered why he never had developed the film, and you gave me the obvious and sad answer.
I felt sad for him at the end, too. Still, during the episode that showed the Tifone exibit, when he seemed he could kill the fake waiter that hurt his wife, I was sure he wasn’t cheating, because he seemed to care for her so much.
On another site, somebody wrote that Yu-ri that first time made him drunk on purpose, but I don’t think so. She had to stop, knowing that he was married and she was very selfish, but at the end I felt sad for her, too. Not only because it was obvious that her father didn’t love her much, but above all because of that scene in which she broke up with SJ. The fact that she underlined so much that SHE was dumping him, showed that she knew that he would soon break up with her.
Merry Xmas, beanies! Waiting with baited breath for @azzo1 ‘s update. Thank you, @ally-le for alerting me to Episodes 2 and 3 of Sticky Note Love. Please tag me when Episode 4 starts.
So here is another flashback to my own drama.
I’m sitting at a huge table. It’s round and really enormous, sitting around 10 to 12 people – all Uni students, guys and girls. There’s lots of food on the table.
It’s evening, and we’re seated out in the open.
I look up, and I can see the sky, kind of a pulpy, glowing a soft orange-red.
End of day, beginning of night.
For some reason, I’m seated next to the guy that I’m crushing on.
For some reason, he has been coming to see me quietly, every night, and talking to me, random stuff – movies, TV, hobbies, etc etc – we just talk.
So we’re sitting there, and no one at the table knows he’s been coming to see me most every night…tonight’s out, though, since we’re here.
He’s not looking at me.
That’s because all his attention is focussed on the laughing, attractive, wild-eyed girl across the table. My best friend. For some reason, she’s sitting across from him, and I’m sitting beside him. I don’t even know how that happened.
She’s saying something outrageous to him, her head thrown back, her eyes alternately sparkling and narrowed and wicked, her face flushed. I know her. She’s on a high, because she’s so into this guy, and she’s oblivious to everyone else, including me.
She looks so beautiful.
My heart sinks. Like a stone, down to my flip-flops.
Cool Guy hasn’t looked at me, not once. He hasn’t spoken to me, either, even though we’re sitting so close, I could just reach over and brush his arm. I hear them flirting and laughing and I look at him grinning at my best friend, out of the corner of my eye, and I look at her and see how alive she looks, and I feel so jealous and confused and miserable like damn, what is this? Why does he keep coming to see me? What are we, exactly? Does he like me? Is that why he keeps coming back to see me? If he likes me, why is he flirting with her? Why is he ignoring me?
So the night drags on. Everybody is eating and joking and enjoying the drama of Cool Guy Flirting with Hot Girl, while I chew my salad and grow more and more unhappy and confused. Should I ask him what’s going on? Should I ask him what his – gasp, intentions are? (I read Jane Austen, okay) But I don’t want to know, I wail to myself. I don’t want a relationship…I’m not ready to have a boyfriend…the thought terrifies me, the idea of making room for another human being, a guy, for crying out loud, an alien creature, a total unknown, in my ordered, calm, peaceful life scares the hell out of me.
My napkin drops. I bend down to retrieve it, and he bends down, as well. Our fingers brush, a quick touch, and my heart is pounding so loud – can he hear it? – and he picks it up, the napkin, and passes it to me.
We straighten. Is my face flushed? I hope not. “Thanks,” I mutter. “You’re welcome,” he says, soft, quiet, intimate. And he smiles into my eyes, a quick smile, that odd softness again, that look that lingers just a bit too long – or maybe, I’m imagining it.
And then my best friend cuts in, and says something scornful, and he jolts up, and he’s looking at her and laughing – a joyous, rocking gust that makes my heart ache, because I love the sound of his laughter and I hate that she’s the one making him laugh like that – and he’s forgotten me, I guess, and the moment – our moment, if that’s what it was, and not a figment of my pathetic, juvenile imagination – is gone.
The meal ends, and I get up. When I look up, he’s at my elbow.
And then amid the pulling back of chairs, and the scrapping of feet on the ground, he’s bending down, and saying, low in my ear, just for me to hear: “Tomorrow.” He gives me that little quirk of a smile, and there’s that odd look in his eyes again, almost a tenderness, and I catch my breath, and nod.
“Bye,” he says, still looking at me, like he’s as lost in me like I am in him – surely I can’t be imagining it?
“Bye,” I breathe, and then someone calls him, and he strides off, leaving me confused, flustered – and happy.
@azzo1 @bbstl @wishfultoki @13infamyss @msrabbit @ndlessjoie
@rueffie @hebang @katakwasabi @leetennant @wapzy @oppafangirl @halfmoon
All the feeeeeels 😍. This is a lovely Christmas present. Thank you
I read msvitrix’s article on Real Life not measuring up to Korean drama troupes, and I just wanted to write this to tell everyone that love is Real, and that there is a Someone out there for everyone, that life is a series of coincidences, all moving you toward that One Moment, where you’ll meet The Man of Your Dreams. Your Prince Charming may turn into a toad one day, but to me, ’tis better to have loved than ne’er to have loved at all.
At this point, I think I have given up that thought. My real life is not kdrama and I have come to accept that. Thank you for sharing your wonderful story, YY! Someone should make this into a drama! The STRANGE WIND Chronicles part I: The beginning. 👍😉
I love it. But when was that confusion cleared? I could feel your confusion through the screen. Didn’t you ever think if he was playing with both of you? I mean he’s ypur husband and he definitely wasn’t but it’s hard to not come across that thought.
Erm, he never made any attempt to see her outside these meals…confusion cleared in a few months… three? Four? But if you work that out in weeks, that’s a long time… I think he was as confused as I was in his own way? Like he wasn’t ready to commit to a relationship, too. He was busy with sports and studies, and still reeling over almost losing his father.
So what happened the next day ?Was it a date?!
God, no. It took ages to move to a date. He confused the hell out of me…my roommate asked me, So what’s going on between you and Cool Guy? And I said, I wish I knew.
Tag me in your next installment please!
Sure, hun. 😍😍😍😍
When is the next installment coming YY?
Oh! I just read this! I LOVE IT! Tag me too, ok??? This could totally be a book. You need to write your love in a book. You write so well. And your imagination has no limits either! I’m so glad you and your husband are together and your story is so cute! Months to clear up the confusion, you say? That’s a lot of angst! Fodder for at least 10 chapters/ episodes!
Merry Xmas, Korfan!
Gosh, it\’s almost Monday. Will @azzo1 get that number back? I have decided to share little snippets of #YY\’sCrushesAndHorrors to ring in the Spirit of Love. YOU CAN\’T BEAT LOVE. Scroll down…
I remember this one night, Cool Guy and I were sitting in the living room of my rented house, which I shared with a bunch of people.
Cool guy and I were still in the Getting to Know You phase, something that was confusing me a lot. I didn’t know what was going on. Why did he keep coming to see me? Why did he never take it a notch higher? And…what did I feel about it? I was confused. On the one hand, I wanted us to remain friends. On the other hand, I had a terrific crush on him…the pounding heart was a fixture every time he came around, and it would slow down to a comfortable thump, thump, thump, as the night progressed. He had this knack of putting me at ease, which all the other guys in my life hadn’t. All the other guys in my life made it clear from the start that they didn’t want to be friends. And it used to freak me out. I was never ready for commitment, it terrified me. Until Cool Guy.
So there I was, resenting him, and thinking, Dude, what are we doing here? What do you want from me? But I didn’t ask him aloud, because I didn’t know what I wanted from him. But the more I saw him the more I liked him.
So, back to the night I mentioned above.
He said, leaning forward, with a crease between his brows – he does that all the time, it makes him look mean and hot – “I’ve got something to say to you.”
“Are you ready? It’s – big.”
I stared at him. I was terrified. Was he going to confess to me? Oh, no.
He took a deep breath.
Then: “To be, or not to be,
That is the question.”
He leaned back, and grinned, looking really proud of himself.
“Is that what you were wanting to tell me?”
“Yeah,” he grinned. “Shakespeare.”
“Hamlet,” I said, numb. I wasn’t expecting Shakespeare. I was expecting a I Love You declaration.
He shrugged. “Whatever.” He looked at me. “I surprised you, didn’t I?” And I was. He was a jock – you know, the hot athlete type, who walked around in sports wear all day on campus…the first time I met him in the library he had a tennis racquet in his hand. One of the reasons I crushed on him was that he was a jock. And here he was, in my shabby living room, quoting Hamlet.
He narrowed his eyes and looked at me, “I bet you thought I would never know that line…”
I didn’t know what to say.
No confession that night. But I was charmed. Again. My heart melted.
Later on, much later, I discovered that that was the ONLY line of Shakespeare that he knew. “Fooled you, didn’t I? he would laugh. “I was desperate to impress you.” And he did, that fraud.
This. Is. SO CUTE!!!
YY!!!! You made me so soft today from all the cute stories and I just want to thank you. Also, you two are truly the cutest.
Lol. ‘Tis the season for sharing and spreading love.
I’m thinking that HB and YY will be the highlights of my holiday season this year!
That was his confession. Or, rather, to do or not to do. I guess he did! Cute story. Maybe if my college jock boyfriend quoted me hamlet, I’d be married to a different person. Lol. He did watch 3 volumes of Pride and Prejudice with me—the Colin Firth Darcy.
I doubt my jock knows what Pride and Prejudice is. I was tramping through Yorkshire and I said, Let’s go to the moors. Emily Bronte based Wuthering Heights on it. He said, with that frown, “Who?” “Never mind,” I sighed. Then we were in Edinburgh, and he said, “Want to join me see St. Andrews?” “Er, nope,” I said, “I’d rather go shopping.” Off he went, by himself to St. Andrews. Happily. He watched every episode of Fringe, and spent hours expounding the Black Hole Theory to me – snore – until I got glassy-eyed. He wants to drag me to Copenhagen?? I’m not sure, and see some steps where Albert Einstein exchanged profound conversations with a bunch of scholars…sigh…and he’s so excited about the Tokyo Olympics coming up in Summer…he wants to go there IN SUMMER…can I just shop instead?
Haha. Now I want to go to Copenhagen! Not a fan of Sports, but am a fan of Einstein. I think it’s the hair. 😉👌
Lol. I couldn’t even! So my jock would memorize statistics of baseball players and meticulously tell me one by one every time each would go up to bat and why one team would probably win and go through managers and coaches and owners on and on. Like 3 hours of my life staring at him and wishing I brought a book. We didn’t have enough in common for me to stick it out. We had a couple science courses together, how we met. It’s funny talking to him now, because he has 2 athletic daughters and a very unathletic son who takes after his wife. He always wanted a boy he could play baseball with and take to games, but his son couldn’t even be remotely interested. I’ve told my husband about all my relationships. This guy and his family even visited us this past year. I made a good choice. But goodness me if that guy still doesn’t have a six pack of abs in his 40’s!
Omg. I can’t imagine doing that, being friends with my ex. I don’t even want to know what he looks like now – I imagine him bald with bad teeth. It makes me feel better.
Jocks – even aging ones – look good physically. My son came home from school one day and said, “Mum, my friends say Dad is the coolest dad in the whole school, hands down. He’s the best-looking dad.” Err. Ok. Kid told his dad over dinner. Dad shrugged.
I watched VIP last week, and Hot Dad was telling me about this friend he knew who was having an affair with a married woman at a sports club – my cool guy goes there to play tennis when he’s free – he loves sports – and after he had done telling me, I snarled, “THE WIFE IS ALWAYS THE LAST TO KNOW!!!!” He stared at me. Stunned. “DON’T YOU DARE GO AND HAVE AN AFFAIR YOU HEAR!” You should have seen his face. Gobsmacked.
“Later on, much later, I discovered that that was the ONLY line of Shakespeare that he knew” 😂😂😂 I can’t.
This should hold me until @azzo1 writes Episode 2. Thanx 😂
He didn’t even know it was from Hamlet. *STARES* He just said, Shakespeare. As though it was enough. I wonder if he knows what Shakespeare’s first name is. Hm.
We were in an alley in York, I think, and there was a sign, really old, and I yelled, Hey, it’s a drawing of Burns, snap a pic. He blinked. Then we went to Manchester, and he said, Let’s go to Old Trafford. My turn to blink.
Probably got that line off Google for famous quotes. At least he got the right writer. Gotta give point for effort.
He must have memorised it. *STARES* @ally-le I seriously doubt my jock was trying to project a deeper meaning when he quoted those lines. I thought about it for a second after reading your post, and – Nah. Definitely no subtlety intended. I doubt – are you ready for it – that he even knew what it meant.
I think it’s best to leave off Shakespeare’s first name. Your story would have taken a different turn if he said, “Bill”.
You have the best real stories YY. First your grandmother’s epic migrant story, and now your suave Cool Guy. You sound like a really cool person yourself. 😊
(So is this another reason you had a soft spot for forehead-eloquent Baek-Kyung from EXTRAORDINARY YOU, who also happened to play tennis?)?
Baek kyung’s height and physique, yes, minus the jerk qualities. And my Cool Guy is way better looking…lol. You know something, I am drawn to all those cold, cool guys in Korean dramas because of my Cool Guy. I realise I have a TYPE, and they are all kind of like him. I used to feel how different we were – I was kind of shy and I loved books and reading, hated exercise, didn’t even know how to swing a tennis racquet…and he was my opposite – he loved the outdoors, he loved sports, he climbed mountains for crying out loud – broke his arm on a mountain top, and had to be rescued by helicopter!! when he was a freshman. So we were totally different. I was a Humanities student, he was into Physics, he was a smart jock, lol, and he played so many games and was into so many sports he couldn’t get into Medicine because he screwed up his A Levels…he needed straight As to get into Medicine, so he had to opt for Engineering, and he got in. All the hot guys were in the Engineering Faculty, btw, lol. So if he had got into Medicine, I would never have met him.
I didn’t understand why he liked me. I still don’t. Lol.
Take my best friend. She was pretty, vivacious, bold and exciting. I was like a pale wilting flower beside her. In the early days, I would sit and glumly watch them flirt, and think, This is hard. I was jealous of my best friend, and when I watched him smiling and laughing at her, with her, I used to hurt. When we were in a group, you’d never guess something was going on between the two of us, but he would always, always lag behind when everyone was going off, and he would always, always come to me and give me that look, like@azzo1 describes it – like I’m special, and I would get so confused. And when he was with me, there wasn’t any of that noisy boisterous back and forth bantering, it was always quiet moments with us, and I would think sometimes, He must find me so boring and dull compared to my best friend…but the way he looked at me, the way he talked to me was so – different, there was a softness there, that was only for me.
That’s ❤, YY. And also because you two are the main characters. Just like our discussions on why nice SL never get the guy/girl, Fate just won’t have it any other way.
We are opposites and yet we fit. Strange, isn’t it? So when I come across articles saying, you and your soulmate have things in common, and are alike in so many ways, I want to say, Hell, no. That’s not true. Me and my jock have very little in common at all, but we have these moments when people just stare at us – like he’s telling an awful joke at a family dinner, and everybody is looking pained, and there I am, laughing my head off because it’s so awful, and he’s grinning and his sister is saying, That is not even funny, why are you laughing? And I’m laughing even more, and he’s laughing, too. We are the Weird Couple.
@yyishere You guys sounds cute and fun and perfect for each other! 🙂
Stop! I’m starting to regret not talking to this guy I knew (see above). He just asked to talk, but he was…a student in my class *gasp* (I teach adults, I feel I should clarify that!) I think we could have been friends, but my professional standards wouldn’t let me talk with students outside of class hours. He took it very graciously when I explained, but I kind of wish we’d met in a different situation.
I guess this is a drama special @13infamyss, not a full-length drama, sorry! Have I failed as a kdrama heroine? 🤭
Regrets. Life is full of those. One of these days, I’ll write about my First Love. Yeah, there’s always a First Love. My jock was not my first love. My first love was another guy that I liked for yearsssss, from school to uni. It’s a sad, sweet story, and I think of him, sometimes. My jock doesn’t know about him. It hurts too much to talk about him. No one in my family knows, except my close friends from school.
So, maybe you could try to contact him again…But it may not work out, real life is different when you miss out on the One Who Could Have Been through your own fault…talking about myself here…
*pats and hugs @wishfultoki* there, there fellow beanie. Time and circumstances might be impossible right now, but time skips work wonder that way. I would agree that he needed to wait until this professional relationship you have with him is over until a new one starts. Life is episodic that way 😉
And we, over here on db, do not care of the drama length. It’s not about quantity, but quality. 😉
Hwaiting WishfulToki! 👊👊
Oh, dear heart. That last line should be in a novel—your novel. I swear my heart skipped a beat.
Aww. All quiet, shy girls feel this way. As if someone bold and lively is better than them even if it’s just their personality. Your character description (lol this is a drama now) i mean personality and likes are so much like me, moreover i studied humanities too. This gives me hope, that I have a chance to be liked, now waiting for a good guy to show up and like me first 😂
Kyaaaaa YY! So much cute!
Anyways I beg to differ about hot guys in engineering, i was an engineering major and my course mates weren’t hot. You got a special hot one! 😆
Ooooh… Mr. 😎 guy turns out to be Mr. Cute guy! Why does he remind me of Dong Man from Fight My Way?
Never watched it. Does he put on this arrogant I-know-it-all face when he doesn’t know what the hell is going on? My jock does that. He pretends to know it all. And the worst thing is he gets away with it. People think he knows it all. When he doesn’t know a thing at all. He subsides into silence. People think he’s thinking smart things. But I know better. He’s not thinking at all. He just makes you think he is. He’s a fraud.
I don’t think DM did that. He is more of an earnest jock type. You should watch Fight My Way to judge for yourself. 😁
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Tagging @lugirl131415 @oppafangirl @ndlessjoie @cloggie Cheers, girls! *CHINKS GLASSES* Thank you, @azzo1 for bringing romance back to our lives. And what is this MeetCute thingy? Please tag me if you have future meetups. I’m a jaded, hurt soul after watching VIP. That bastard scumbag, I’m going to rip him apart and stickynote his ass and shove that black umbrella which he shielded his ho with up his lying, cheating ass. Do you know what was the most painful scene of the drama? The mistress coming in to work on a rainy morning with a dripping umbrella, the wife staring at the umbrella and recognising it – the umbrella was THEIR umbrella – husband and wife’s SHARED umbrella, left in their SUV. And now the mistress has it. I wanted to do something violent when I watched that scene.
Azzo started this MeetCuteWednesday thingy after MakjangMonday ended, but only a few beanies participated.
Here is another story and story update by bam in the comments.
Thanks for the Mr YY stories! And 😧 about VIP, I think you’ve convinced me to not watch it.
I am squeeing, as soon as I woke up this morning. This was too cute. Plus I have a hard time believing that you’d be a quiet, shy girl because you have an excellent sense of humor and good enough presence on DB.
I was the youngest child at home, very sheltered, and studied at an all-girls’ school. I didn’t mix with boys until I was 16. I was awkward and tongue-tied around boys, and the more they talked to me, the more uncomfortable I felt. I only started becoming at ease with them when I was 17, when I switched to a co-ed school. I think that was when I started changing, and became more secure with everything, myself and my feelings, and more vocal. The teenage me was definitely an awkward, shy girl. The present me is a brash, loud tornado.
That change is great. I don’t see my personality changing any time soon but it was actually being in a co ed school that made me shy and unable to talk with men/boys except for work.
So I just read @azzo1\’s real life drama, and it\’s so romantic. I would like to share my own story, because I\’m feeling kind of nostalgic.
Can I talk about how I had a crush on this cold, goodlooking guy in Uni? My best friend and I were walking down the library stairs, and he was walking up. A guy whom we knew was coming up at the same time, and he said, Hi to us, and said, Do you know this guy? And the cool guy smiled at us, and said, Hi. My heart fluttered like mad. He was so goodlooking. He was wearing a white sports tee shirt, and sweat pants. I had never seen him before in the library. The other guy said, Are you here to study? The goodlooking guy laughed and said, Nah, I don’t like the library, I’m just popping in to get a book then I’m leaving. Then he smiled at us, and said, Bye, and that was it. The other guy left, and my best friend turned to me and said, Gawd, that guy is so cool. How come we never met him before? And I realised that she liked him, too. Then one day, months later, there was a party at a friend’s house, and the cool guy was there. My best friend flirted with him like crazy, and he grinned and flirted right back. I felt kind of sad and jealous, but I told myself, oh, well, he likes her, and she likes him so that’s it. But somehow, as the party went on, we started talking over the song selection – he was kind of like the deejay, and arranging the song selections, and I was kind of like hanging around him – I had a crush on him, what can I say – and he was so nice, I felt so comfortable with him, and after the party ended, he said to me, very seriously, Can I come and talk to you sometime? I really enjoyed talking to you tonight… and I felt happy and guilty at the same time, because I knew my best friend liked him. I told my best friend about him, and I said, Are you okay with it, and she shrugged and said, Yeah, fine. But after that day, we were never the same again. I lost my best friend and yeah, I ended up marrying my cool guy.
Awww, that’s a great story. I’m sorry your friend let that get between you, but cool guy and you made the connection, you were always gonna be it.
Egads always has the best words.
He came to see me three weeks after we first met – I had actually given up waiting for him, I figured he wasn’t into me that way, was probably just being nice, but I couldn’t help being disappointed, because he had seemed so sincere about wanting to see me to talk, not for anything else. So I had put him out of my mind, and one evening, he just turned up. He said, I’m sorry I wanted to come earlier, but my dad was very ill – I found out later after we were married that his father had almost died, but pulled through. And I was so flustered, but he put me at ease so fast, I was so comfortable with him. Like you said, we had a connection. And we talked and talked. My best friend and I were hanging out with a huge group of people, guys and girls, and he would join us – not sure why, because he had never joined us before – and every time we met for meals, my best friend and him would be the life of the gathering. They would be bantering and arguing and trading barbs – and everybody would be watching them and thinking, there’s something going on with these two. But in reality, he was coming to see me almost every time he was free, and nobody in our circle knew. Then we got serious – this was a long time after, months, and I decided to tell her. She was shocked. Quiet. And everything changed after that. After we were married, I asked him, Did you know that she liked you? He answered quietly, Yes. But it was you that I liked. He can say the sweetest things.
I kinda lost a friend for the same reason. Guess It happens.
Cool guys don’t come often :)) and you made that connection!! Thanks for sharing your story.
It’s awful to know that you like the same guy. I just felt guilty every time I saw her. And she started avoiding us.
What a great story !!!
Thanks for sharing !
Aaaaaw, it’s sweet and sad at the same time.
Ok, so I’m going to start randomly hanging out at my college’s library now and see if I can have a sweet story too by the time I graduate.
I hanged out in the library all the time, and I can remember this time this hot guy pulled out a chair and sat across from me. It was 3 o’clock in the afternoon. I didn’t look at him, but I knew who he was, one of the hottest guys on campus. I did my work, and he did his quietly, and the table was empty except for the two of us. Then he stood up, and asked me, “Do you want to get a cup of tea?” And I stared at him, I was in shock, because, the hot guy is asking me to tea omg, and I shook my head, No. He said, ok, and went off, and I packed my stuff and ran off. Later, we sort of knew each other – I can’t remember who introduced us, but my cool guy came into the picture, and get this – they’re friends! He was invited to our wedding – I looked down and saw him sitting there staring up at me, and when he said, Congrats to me later, he looked kind of sad. I never ever thought of giving him a chance to get to know him better, because he was labelled in my mind as Player and Rich Kid – he was rich – and I was scared of him. Lol. But that day, in the library, I knew he had picked that seat deliberately, and I knew he wasn’t really doing work. He just wanted to get to know me. And I ran away.
So you were a ravishing whirlwind that swept trough the library and ran away with guys’ hearts at uni? 😉
The library’s the place to be is what I’m learning
Awww I love this, thank you for sharing your story!
I hope your friend realises what a great person she has lost in her life.
Thank you for sharing YY! I am glad your story ended up with you marrying cool guy! I am sorry that your friend ended your friendship, but as kdrama has taught us, you can’t fight fate. She just has to find her very own fated cool guy. Hope she understands that some day.
@azzo1 @bbstl @wishfultoki @13infamyss @msrabbit @ndlessjoie Now you know why my tornado cameo was so good. I drew on my inner angst.
YY, I just love your story ❤️❤️❤️
*sigh* your real story is incredibly romantic. Cool Guy is so much better than Hot Cold CEO!
Yeah, it hurts to lose friends that way, but my mother used to say some friends last forever, while others are only there at certain points in your life and then move on. That was the case for me at uni as well.
Question: when a guy says he wants to talk, does that mean he likes you?? It’s happened to me and I didn’t think it meant anything more than just talking. Haha. I’m actually worse than @azzo1 at this stuff 🙈
hahhahahah omg WishfulToki. I haven’t been successful in finishing dramas after seeing AMA, but now I have an influx of very interesting dramas. I am very sad that db doesn’t have these dramas on their bean count because all premiered mid-December!
Kindly please post a recap page for your meetcute because yeah we will be watching and commenting and squeeing and spazzing 🤓🤓
My cool guy was so earnest when he said, frowning, like he couldn’t understand it himself, that he wanted to talk. The other guys who were interested in me would say, Do you want to see a movie with me slash go out for a drink sometime? This was the very first time a guy had said he wanted to see me to talk. And I was charmed by it. So yes, if a guy says he wants to talk, I believe he wants to talk. And we didn’t even go out until ages later. We just talked and talked.
And wait – there’s another part to to my story. It’s like a drama. He liked this girl before he met me when he was in high school, but she turned him down. So they never got together. Then a week before our wedding she wrote to him. He said to me, looking very adorably confused and uncomfortable, I want to show you something. And he passed me the letter. She said, congrats I heard you’re getting married, and basically regretted that she turned him down, he’s such a nice guy, and I have no idea why she wrote that letter. To make him dump me and go back to her? Lol. But when I read that letter it made me realise that my guy is attractive to other women. Like a wakeup call.
Oooh…. second story! That girl didn’t know what she was getting into. She could have been blown away to NK by STRANGE WIND! Or… have you already done that? 🤭
I’ve gotta whole bunch of stories, hun, this is a tornado you’re talking to…
Haha. My bad! Please blow me away, oh great TORNADO (and hopefully unto handsome oppa’s arms)!! 🌬💨🌪👨💼👐
Omg this is an awesome story YY. Thanks for sharing. Now… where are the MDL pages to these dramas, so I can mark them currently watching and rate them??? 💘💘
It is terribly romantic, isn’t it? My Cool Guy has dimples, btw, and he is very proud of them.
Ok that tells a lot about your obsession with Dimple Hyun Bin.
But Hyun Bin’s dimples are deeper and longer.
DIMPLES. My fatal weakness!
Awww. I am glad that the Meet Cute Wednesday in October that was swept away and hardly noticed, is kinda back. We need good, fluffy real life stories to restore faith in love. Keep them coming guys. Your story was so cute. And I do get why your friend would’ve felt bad, at times more than the real thing it’s the fact that it was hidden. I have seen friendships break down because they got to know an important part of your life later. This one unfortunately also had feelings and maybe hope attached. Anyways it turned out good for the both of you and I’m sure also for her because her soulmate was someone else.
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I look SAVAGE. I got pretty bored with the cute lazy soldier thingy. The only time I perk up are the Hyun Bin and SYJ scenes. And that smile at the end, oh, Binnie, you make my heart flutter.
It’s time YY. It’s time to change your picture 🤣
To a tornado?
Yes..or Hyunbin. Which ever you fancy. And let @azzo1 have oppa 😂
But…but I can’t…. I’m not ready…*CRIES*
You need to take that first step.. you can do it.. YOU CAN!
nonono, she’s sharing HB with me!
Did anyone get the feeling of The Wizard of Oz from this scene? It was really funny – a tractor?
It reminded me of Twister, a movie I saw a long time ago. I was expecting to see a cow. 😂😂😂😂
hah wouldn’t that have been funny? I can think of all sorts of things they should have had flying through the air at that point….
There was a flying pig 🐖 😂
seriously? Do I need to go back and watch that scene again? hahaha
It says “oink” as it flies past. I know because I rewatched it today (made my sister watch it with me as an excuse lol, we were dying of laughter).
@wishfultoki I’ve got the animals all stirred up, including @bbstl ‘s cat. She said to the cat, “Cat, that’s YY,” when I made my grand entrance. It yowled in awe.
@yyishere the cat didn’t exactly yowl. More like, looked at me with “don’t embarrass me” written on his face. His name is bbobbo 💋