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Answer Me 1994: Episode 9

Un-confessed confessions still hang in the air, making it thick with unrequited feelings that nobody wants to put a name to. If that doesn’t work out for y’all, we could always get Yoon-jin drunk again. Just sayin’. Today’s episode is all about optical illusions—how nothing is what it looks like on the surface, and how much energy we pour into protecting the truth when all we really want is to properly confess it.

Episode 9 hit a new ratings high with an average 8.1% (with a 9.8% peak), beating out Answer Me 1997’s high for the first time.

 
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EPISODE 9: “So, the thing I want to say is…”

By the fall of 1994, the big story in pop culture news is whether or not Seo Taiji tapes played backwards contains a message from the devil. You laugh, but for those of us who were forced to start hiding cassette tapes from reactive mothers, it was no joke.

Samcheonpo makes the deadly mistake of getting into an argument about it with Yoon-jin, and gets strangled for it, naturally.

She orders them to shut their traps and turn off the TV, and Haitai complies instantly, not wanting to be the second victim. The two boys sit at attention on the couch, muttering to each other about how much they pity the poor sap who’ll marry Yoon-jin. Hee.

In 2013, Samcheonpo is of course the sap in question, currently rooting around in Na-jung’s fridge for some chocolate milk. Yoon-jin sighs that her hubby is still a child, since he is two years younger after all. He demonstrates with a burst of aegyo, and Chilbongie grabs the nearest empty beer can to chuck at his face. Ha.

That starts the group debating which of the boys has the youngest face, and they determine that the wedding video will be the deciding factor on who has aged the best. The groom enters on the screen, but we only see him from behind.

Back in 1994, Chilbongie sits on the roof of the boardinghouse, looking intently at something down below. We follow his gaze down to the yard, where Na-jung sits deep in thought, staring off in a different direction: oppa’s window. Oof, Chilbongie looking at Na-jung looking at Oppa gets me every time.

Inside his room, Garbage sits at his desk studying, but we see that what he’s really looking at is a picture of him with Na-jung. I wish we knew what you were thinking, oppa.

In the morning, we find the gang huddled together and looking cross-eyed, as Haitai, Samcheonpo, and Chilbongie surround Na-jung on all sides and shout out what they see.

Lol, it’s a Magic Eye book. She stares and stares, growing more cross-eyed by the second, but she can’t figure out how to see what they see. The more the boys insist that she’ll never be able to see the 3-D images hidden inside, Na-jung digs her heels in stubbornly.

They get called to breakfast, but her competitive drive is all fired up, and she refuses to take her eyes off the book until she figures it out. Chilbongie chooses to stay behind too, not caring about having to miss breakfast to get some alone time with Na-jung.

It cracks me up that Haitai is still cross-eyed at the breakfast table because he’s fixated on Mom’s patterned dress like it’s another Magic Eye, except it just looks like he’s staring at her chest. Dad reads a headline in the newspaper that Seo Taiji is Satan, and the air at the table turns cold.

Samcheonpo and Haitai scurry away before Yoon-jin explodes, and Samcheonpo runs back to steal Dad’s newspaper for his own good.

Upstairs, Chilbongie tries to teach Na-jung how to see the Magic Eye (“Look with the back of your eyeballs!”) to no avail. He’s only in it for the snuggles of course, and adorably lights up when she sits close to look at the book with him. He complains that he’s getting hungry, but she offers to buy lunch, and he’s instantly back to smiles.

He sticks to the prevailing adage: “If you can’t see it right away, you won’t ever see it,” but that just fans the flames and she makes a bet that she’ll figure it out by the weekend. He picks an image for her to find the answer to, and they agree that she has three days to make good on her promise.

Binggeure gets an unexpected call from his little brother Dong-woo (Yeon Joon-seok, Shark), who shows up in Seoul without notice. He’s a high-schooler who’s ditched class and run away from home on top of it. It’s not the first time, and Binggeure sighs, wondering what kind of fight he had with Dad this time.

Na-jung eats breakfast late, and Mom tells her to wake oppa. She dreads opening his door, and sighs in relief when he isn’t there. Except he’s right behind her when she turns around in the hallway, scaring her half to death and making her embarrassed at the slightest sign that she’s letting her feelings show.

They continue to be awkward at the breakfast table, and when Garbage accidently splatters food on her shirt, he hurriedly tries to clean up the mess he made, not really noticing that the stain is basically on her chest. She freaks out and gets angry to cover up her embarrassment, and runs to the bathroom.

Garbage is so frazzled that he tries to make amends by following her and offering to wash her shirt… only he opens the bathroom door without thinking and walks right in on her in nothing but a bra on top, trying to wash her shirt in the sink. Eep. He realizes his mistake and awkwardly stammers an apology before closing the door, and Na-jung basically shrivels up from mortification.

Binggeure buys his brother lunch and asks why he ran away this time. They’re clearly both afraid of their father, but while Binggeure is the quiet, patient, studious son, Dong-woo has a shorter fuse and a proclivity for outright rebellion—he’d rather get hit and do what he wants.

It’s pretty adorable to see Binggeure being such a hyung, when he’s usually the little brother type in the group of friends. But he slaps his dongseng upside the head for drinking and smoking, and sighs to hear that his grades have dropped even further.

Dong-woo doesn’t think school is all that important when he has a dream to pursue, though he doesn’t want to tell hyung what it is quite yet. Binggeure gets quiet at the mention of dreams and goals.

Na-jung buys Chilbongie lunch as promised, and he asks her to come to his game tomorrow, and makes up the lie that he’s got a jinx and can only win games when a girl comes to cheer him on. Pfft.

She points out that he’s got lots of girls always coming to his games, so she needn’t really be present. D’oh. She agrees to go if he gives her a hint about the Magic Eye, so he tells her it’s a picture and not words, and makes her promise to come to the game.

She belatedly realizes she had plans tomorrow, and asks if she can’t go to the next game the day after. Aw, don’t crush his heart. He totally pouts: “If I lose tomorrow, it’ll be all your fault!”

She drops food on her shirt during this meal too, and Chilbongie worries that she won’t have time to change before class. She runs home to change anyway, and gets caught out in the rain without an umbrella.

She takes a spill in the street and hobbles over to the nearest payphone to call Mom, but it’s Garbage who answers on the other end and runs over to fetch her at the market. Aw. And not that anyone doubted, but he piggybacks her home in the rain like a good oppa.

Chilbongie gets the good news that his game has been pushed a day due to rain. (The manager girl we met earlier delivers the news along with a pat on the butt, grumble grumble, though she seems immune to walking in on him changing.) He runs to the phone to leave Na-jung a message that he expects her to be there now that it doesn’t conflict with her schedule.

At home, Garbage ices Na-jung’s ankle and fixes up her scrapes, and the whole time she’s tugging at her wet shirt self-consciously to keep it from being see-through. She’s so obsessed with it that he finally taps her on the forehead and jokes that no one’s looking. That’s worse than saying nothing.

He carries her over to the bathroom and she buries her face in his shoulder for the ride, missing the message that Chilbongie leaves on her pager.

Chilbongie goes to meet Binggeure at one of his many jobs, and runs into his little cousin Dong-woo on his way out to run an errand. I love that nobody is surprised that this kid ran away from home.

Haitai, Samcheonpo, the baseball manager, and a teammate all come by for a drink, and it turns into another Seoul vs. The Country debate. Mostly Dong-woo ends up embarrassing the whole group with his enthusiasm for all things Seoul, since he really is a small-town boy who’s excited to be here.

Na-jung sits cross-eyed in front of her Magic Eye book again, with Chilbongie on the phone. He tells her about the postponed game and she promises to go this time.

Garbage sees her struggling to see the picture and needles, “Are there still people in the world who can’t see those things?” and insists on helping.

She refuses to bend the rules and says this is homework that Chilbongie gave her, dead-set on winning the bet fair and square. Oppa is dying of curiosity and yanks it out of her hands anyway, and she covers her ears and yells at him not to tell her what it is.

He takes one look and his face freezes. “Who gave this to you? Chilbongie?” Eeee, WHAT IS IT?

Binggeure closes up the bar and calls his mom to let her know that Dong-woo is staying with him. She sighs at her sons’ constant strife with their father and tells Binggeure not to live a constricted life like her, urging him to do whatever he wants and chase his dreams.

He heads out into the pouring rain and runs right back for cover to wait it out, when Garbage shows up with an umbrella just to pick him up. Aw. Why do you keep making people swoon with your umbrella in the rain today?

He chides Binggeure for not calling home, and pulls him in close so they can share the umbrella. Garbage wants to buy him a drink, so they stop outside the market on the way home to share a bottle of soju.

Garbage reminds him that he’s supposed to stop calling him sunbaenim, but Binggeure feels more comfortable with formality and can’t break his habit no matter how many times Garbage tells him to call him hyung. Garbage asks about the song playing on his Walkman and leans his head on Binggeure’s shoulder as they share headphones.

He recognizes the Boohwal song, and Binggeure is super impressed that he can tell it’s a different vocalist. Binggeure says it’s Kim Jae-gi’s “The More I Love You” (posted above), which was recorded just once before he died in a car accident.

Garbage asks why he calls him Kim Jae-gi-sshi like he knows the person, and Binggeure thinks it weirder not to show respect to people older than him, even if he doesn’t know them personally.

Garbage rubs his cute chipmunk cheeks and laughs, but then he picks up on Binggeure’s sincerity when he’s talking about music and asks why he isn’t pursuing that as a dream. He’s too afraid of failure to try, though Garbage tries to encourage him anyway.

Binggeure admits that his father is really scary and is so set in his ways that he refuses to listen to other people. He’d already have been hauled away if his parents knew about him taking the semester off, and worries about little brother Dong-woo, who’s more fearless than he is, but that much more inclined to cause trouble. He still doesn’t know the real reason why he ran away from home this time.

He sighs that his little brother is the braver one, and that Dong-woo thinks of his hyung as dad’s little puppy because he’s scared enough to listen to him. Garbage: “Come to think of it, you do look like a dog.” He scritches his chin and Binggeure puppy-glares.

Binggeure comes home to find Dong-woo in his room, frozen in shock after discovering his application to take a semester break. Dong-woo can’t believe hyung would do something so crazy, and now it’s his turn to wonder how Binggeure could be so brave as to risk his life knowing their dad’s temper. Binggeure snaps at him that it’s none of his business, and heads downstairs to shower.

He runs into Samcheonpo getting strangled yet again, this time for winding one of Yoon-jin’s Seo Taiji tapes backwards. HAHAHA. Samcheonpo refuses to be ordered around and says he’ll do whatever he pleases, and Yoon-jin knocks him to the ground with a knee to the groin.

Na-jung sits staring at Magic Eye again, as Chilbongie coaches her over the phone not to lose focus. He reminds her again about the game, and it’s making me nervous that she keeps absently answering that she’ll be there.

Garbage comes home a little later and calls Binggeure into his room (calling him Puppy now) and hands him a poster for the campus song festival that’s coming up. Did you go out in the rain just to get that?? I might cry. Binggeure says there’s no way he could participate, and says he’ll do it sometime in the future when he’s ready.

I just love the way Garbage sits there in silence, waiting for him to stop making excuses and realize what he’s doing. Garbage points out that he’s turning into the father he dislikes so much, refusing to listen to other people.

He barks at Binggeure to look at the other person and think about their heart—why they’re saying the things they’re saying and where they’re coming from.

He says that he’s the maknae of three brothers back home and he swore that if he ever had a little brother to help out in life, he would. He promises to keep the song festival a secret from the rest of the house, and urges Puppy to try it.

Dong-woo waits up for his hyung to come back to the room, and admits he’s a little impressed at Binggeure’s big act of rebellion. He finally tells him that he’s been going to cooking class because he didn’t know what he was good at, plus Mom likes bread so much and it made him so happy to bake her bread.

Dong-woo talks about being a chef someday, and Binggeure tells him he’s better off than hyung, who still doesn’t have a dream. As the brothers talk openly for the first time in a long time, Binggeure narrates:

Binggeure: Sincerity can so often be hidden away. It’s so shy and delicate that the closer you draw near, the more you bully it, it hides deeper down. There’s just one way: make eye contact and open your ears until sincerity raises its own head. If you hold your words and thoughts and wait, sincerity will suddenly pop up and show itself. No advice or well-intentioned warning can serve as real comfort. True comfort is just the moment when sincerity is shared.

As he opens up the poster for the song festival with a smile, Binggeure finishes his narration: “Thankfully I have someone in my life who could read my sincerity when I didn’t even know it. A hyung who comforts me just by existing.”

But by morning, the entire house already knows about the song festival, and Garbage scurries out while Binggeure shoots him eye daggers. Ha. (I love the throwaway discovery that Samcheonpo and Dong-woo are the same age.)

When Binggeure says he’s nervous about the audition, Haitai swears he has a genius songwriting sunbae and offers to secure him a winning song to perform. Uh-oh, I have a bad feeling about this.

It’s time for Chilbongie’s big game, and I swear I craned my neck to look a thousand times, but his uniform only says “Joon” and the front of his name is missing. Anyway, he scans the crowd but Na-jung is nowhere to be found.

It’s because Mom had a pregnancy scare, and they sit in the doctor’s office to wait and find out if anything’s wrong. Dad rushes over in the middle of a game and dotes on Mom and Baby in a worried frenzy.

Everything with Mom and Baby turns out to be okay, and after Dad arrives Na-jung finally rushes off to Chilbongie’s game. His jinx turns out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy, and he starts pitching badly, letting Na-jung’s absence get into his head.

At the same time, Binggeure goes in for his big audition, and Haitai and Samcheonpo wait nervously out in the hallway. After what seems like forever he finally comes back out with a dazed look on his face, and they ask what happened. Did he make it? Did he get cut?

Na-jung takes a cab to the stadium and runs to the stands, her face stricken with worry that Chilbongie’s losing the game without her. When she finally gets there, she’s shocked at what she sees: the scoreboard, with zero runs for the opposing team. Ha. What a great reversal.

She’s actually deflated to realize that it didn’t matter at all that she wasn’t there, and he’s winning anyway, like he always does. The game ends soon afterwards, and she heads back out, regretting the cab fare. But! He has to know you came in the end!

As his teammates cheer and celebrate the big win, Chilbongie is subdued in the locker room. He changes out of uniform and puts his hat back on, and pauses to smile at it. Tucked inside the brim is a picture of Na-jung, who was his good-luck charm after all. GAH. Why so cute?

Binggeure finally tells them the verdict: he got cut, because the song was plagiarized. Oh noes. Haitai freaks out, having trusted his genius sunbae to deliver, and leads the charge to give him a piece of his mind. Samcheonpo in the background: “I knew the chorus was strangely catchy!”

The genius songwriter is obviously a hack (cameo by gagman Jung Sung-ho, SNL Korea) and offers to remedy the situation by giving the boys a new song, which is just another set of famous songs cut and pasted together.

Poor Haitai is so sorry that he erupts and vows to kill the guy, and Binggeure and Samcheonpo have to hold him back from his murderous rage.

Na-jung is back at home staring at the Magic Eye again when Chilbongie calls, disappointed that she didn’t show up today. She points out that he won anyway, not bothering to tell him that she did go at the end. (But he’ll never know! And it might kill me!)

He admits that it’s skill over jinxes, and she in turn admits defeat in the Magic Eye bet. (I love that she’s calling him Bongie now.) She promises to come bring him his winnings tomorrow, and stops to ask what the hidden picture is. He tells her to go ask someone else and hangs up.

She tries one last time… and throws the book in frustration and pitches a fit.

Dad comes by to call her to the kitchen, and then gets sucked into the Magic Eye, though it must be genetic because he can’t see a single thing either.

Meanwhile Chilbongie hangs up the phone and berates himself for not being able to say it. He sits next to the phone booth going over it in his head, and narrates:

Chilbongie: When I get ready to really say it, my head fills with tens of thousands of thoughts, and my mouth shuts closed. When that happens, I just need to take a deep breath and catch those floating thoughts one by one. In doing that, I discovered that what I really want to say boils down to just two or three simple words. I just need to start it like this: So, the thing I really want to say is…

Dad tries everything to see the Magic Eye picture, and declares it impossible. And then it’s finally our turn. Eeeeeeeeeeeeee. It’s a big gaping heart.

It’s Wedding Day 2002 and Mystery Groom makes his entrance with strategically placed decorations to hide his face. Dad walks Na-jung down the aisle and she smiles at her husband-to-be.

 
COMMENTS

I don’t even know why they bother baiting us with wedding footage when it’s a stand-in anyway. Tease. Ridiculous unnecessary length aside (An hour and 27 minutes, really tvN, REALLY??) we did get some nice developments in this episode, and a chance for Binggeure to step into his own after hanging back for so long. It fits his character, of course, that his storyline took a backseat to all the others, and that it takes Garbage actively chasing him down and forcing him to engage with the world before he even begins to ask himself what he wants and who he is. It’s so sweet how much Binggeure looks up to him, and how Garbage doesn’t fail to live up to the hero worship.

My only question is why Garbage can’t take his own advice, and be a little more understanding about Na-jung’s heart, or just a little more transparent about his own. For someone so thoughtful, you sure do like to bury your head in the sand when it comes to your own truth. I know that the A loves B loves C setup is cause for lots of heartbreak, but I love it—it’s unabashed romantic angst and it gives us such great parallels for Chilbongie and Na-jung, both hemming and hawing over their feelings and dying to hide and dying to be found out in equal measure.

Everything from the three-way looks of longing, to Chilbongie’s excitement that the rain postponed his game, to Na-jung missing the entire point of that because she’s so busy looking at oppa, are all woven in with such equal force. I like that Na-jung’s angst rivals Chilbongie’s, so that her crush is actually his biggest opposition, and the further they go down the same path, they get no closer to each other. I hope for Chilbongie’s sake that his Magic Eye metaphor isn’t true of love, and that just because Na-jung hasn’t seen Chilbongie yet, he’s doomed to remain invisible to her forever. There’s a loophole in that logic, right? I refuse to believe otherwise. I do expect the one-directional love triangle to do an about-face at some point, because someone has to turn around and start running towards someone else around here.

The Magic Eye attempt killed me, not only because I knew she’d never see it, but because it’s such an adorably pathetic way to confess, like trying to hail a cab by raising a pinky finger. Now the unintended side effect—Garbage intercepting the message and seeing the heart that Na-jung can’t see—is a different story entirely, since it gives Garbage even more proof of Chilbongie’s affections for Na-jung. I so enjoy that he learns these things first, since it should give him a kick in the pants to react in some way. Though it would be nice to know ANYTHING about said feelings that you’d be acting on, because right now I don’t know anything about you other than the fact that you enjoy riding to the rescue with your umbrella and making everyone swoon with your perfect oppa/hyung-ness, and then you retreat behind your cryptic wall of jokey defenses. And you like dogs. And you probably smell perfect. But I’m still mad at you, oppa.

 
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I'm officially on the fence. Not that I'm torn about who to choose between Chilbongie and Trash but just because I'm tired of the guessing game. Let the best man win.
Thanks for the recap!

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it not best man win... it actually character who writer-drama chose win... we can see chil bong will win... which make my heart sank to disappointment as i root for na jung love for her oppa..

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I don't really think there is a "best man".

I mean Oppa is pretty damn near perfect aside from his cryptic emotions. But Bongie is like a dedicated puppy that just melts you in the feels.

So emotionally I have o say they're both kind of perfect. It does boil to who the writer will pick in the end though.
I'm Team Oppa but I'm starting to suspect that it's going towards Team Bongie.

So yea I'm joining the fence too.

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sorry for riding off your comment but can anyone see the magic eye trick? it's a heart xD

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First !!!! Yay!!!

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The Seo Taiji tape played backwards thing... hahaha brought back LOTS of memories.

Eraserheads (one of the biggest bands in the Philippines during the 90's and one of my favorites) also had rumors of satanic messages in their songs when played backwards. I remember in one news show, experts were called to explain. lol. They played and analyzed the song, Fruitcake. Hahaha... I was about 8 or 9 when I first heard the song and until now it gives me the creeps because I did not watch the whole segment and I was too young to understand. When you listen to the song, the vibe gives off a haunting feeling. It's great song, actually. :) Ahhhhhhh! I love how this Korean drama makes me remember the good ol days.

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i was watching That 70s show the 1st season just now, and it has the same sequence too!! the song reversing and parents finding the words of Devil/Satan in it!

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there's a fruitcake for everybody...haha

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e-heads, sigh those were the days... good music.

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lol at that fruicake song .. i got my tapes confiscated by my father when those issue broke out.. but i love that song and the tape was a gift when i first honors in my first grade.. so cried buckets over it.. hahhaha

i so feel Yoon Jin's wrath.. i just cant do it with my pop TT

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Things are getting boring for me. Am finding the love triangle frustrating becos 1) Oppa is so cryptic and I just wanna know if he likes her or not. 2) Chilbongi is so obvious about liking NJ but she just one directional only seeing oppa. I want movement, no movement in this episode or show could just tell us who the husband is and save us all the mystery cos its really getting old. I don't think my heart can wait for the next 10 episode for the reveal without giving out. Please show have mercy on my heart and reveal the husband soon and pls let it be CHILBONGI becos I don't think I can't handle seeing him heartbroken any longer. CHILBONGI SARANGAHEO

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Aww... I'm a strong Chilbong shipper too and my hunches are almost always correct. lol... I just know that NJ and CB will end up together... lol... If not, then... I don't know what I'll do! hahaha

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I get you.. and I understand if you watch this drama just for the love story then you'd definitely be frustrated by now. I find the length a bit too long too but still I manage to enjoy episode after episode for every little story interwoven and even the long conversation do not get me distracted (weird, they're almost uncut - but they're making it as close to real life as possible). I'm Team Chilbong but I understand this show is meant to play with your hearts so unlike my usual second-lead syndrome, I won't flip if she ends up with her oppa. At least I know at present time all is well and they remain friends.

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Thanks, I've been waiting for the recap! Am I the only one who can't see the magic eye picture?

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me too me too :(
how do i do thaat? im really going crazy. :D

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Me too! I swear I almost got cross-eyed :) :P ...

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If you can't see the magic eye, then you will never be able to see it. I totally can relate to Najung... ^^

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its really driving me nuts, i just stared at it for 10 mins ,cross eyed. aaargh. :D

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I can't see it :( BOOO. I wanna see bongie's "heart" lool

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Put the picture close to your nose then stare at the mid point. Then start slowly moving the pic away fr your face. Try it again!

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I can't see it too! hahaha Is it because I have a bad eyesight? I have astigmatism and I'm also myopic. Does that make a difference? lol... I wish I could print it out because I can't do it in front of my computer screen.

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But I want to see! I literally spent an half an hour continuously staring at the picture and I couldn't see anything. T^T

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Don't give up! Try some other ones first and come back to this one. It took me a long time but I was able to see it in the end :D

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NUUUUU I CAN'T SEE IT TOO :(

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ITS OKAY. For those who cant see those magic eye images, we can still do afterimages.

http://www.grand-illusions.com/images/articles/opticalillusions/face/mainimage.gif

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Magic Eye... A wonderful timewarp back to the 1990's. I distinctly remember doing them in the mall in Bellingham, WA, when my family took a trip to the USA when I was 13. I actually stopped the drama and looked some pictures up on the internet to see if I could still do them!

The picture above is a bit unusual for a "heart" one... more difficult to see because it recedes rather than standing out.

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Was that Jesus? XD I don't think I've seen it right. lol

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Yes june that was. ha. there were other ones but i thought that one somehow creeped me out the most.

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okay, great. Now I'm seeing Jesus everywhere lol.

I saw the heart in the ep, but that was because I knew it's GOT TO BE a heart (Oppa-ya gave it away).

I paused in the middle of the show & looked up some Magic Eye pics, but only got a massive headache.

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The best way to explain it is to un-focus your eyes. It's to get to the point when your vision starts seeing double (like when you're tired and you see two or three of the same word overlapped on each other) and then the patterns will blend into each other and you'll see the heart. Hope that helped!

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Oo~ Thanks! I saw it.

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What does the heart look like? Is it shaped like a simple line or a 3D one that you see in medical books? lol... I tried it yesterday and I "thought" I saw an outline.

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Im starting to wonder if my astigmatism has something to do with not seeing it.. Agh. I give up.

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I've astigmatism as well, though I can see magic eye stuff no problem. What I do is unfocus my eyes so everything I see is double, than I kind of 'move' the images together with the inner parts overlaying each other. Ie, you see 2 columns. double vision makes look look like 4. Over lay the inner to so you see 3 columns with the one in the center being completely clear.

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I have never, in my life, been able to do that magic eye junks... I have tried many times in the past... ugh.

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OMG, THIS !!!! I have never been able to see it . I truly believe people are lying to me. Hahahahaha. Even with this one, I can't see crap!!!!!

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I remember being frustrated and having eye tics in difficulty ins seeing those magic eye...
Tried it again now after the episode 9 aired and I still have the same problem.
hahahaha I really cant see anything !!!

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finally saw one.. huhuhu.. go some advice from here
http://visionimprovementnaturally.com/how-to-view-magic-eye-images/

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I saw it too. Really beautiful ...

Thanks for the link.

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I can't see it. It took me forever to learn how to do it 10 years ago and I've long since forgotten the trick. I've been pulling a Najung and staring at that thing forever and I still can't see it.

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That's a relief, I was thinking I was probably the minority who don't have a clue at what I'm suppose to see and how do I do it, but yay I have friends! Hahah.

If anyone was looking through my window while I was pushing my laptop screen back and forth from my face they'd think I'd lost a few screws from my head :P

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I can see lines (sorta) but nothing that looks like a heart. I'm hoping someone will take pity and draw the outline for us poor souls.

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http://www.instiz.net/bbs/list.php?id=name_gs&no=36505

There it is. I wanted to upload a nicer one ><

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ILU

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The one they used is actually really tough to see (at least from looking at the image above). It looks like a large cutout of a heart with more cutouts inside of it over and over.

So I submit that this image is not in fact an easy one for Na-Jung like Chilbongie promised. He just picked it for the heart :)

I did find a link to a couple different kinds, so for those who would like to try it, here you go! They are the second two pics and the images popped out a lot easier for me.

http://www.artandsciencejournal.com/post/25397321396/magic-eye-building-off-of-yesterdays-post

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Agreed. This one is actually quite difficult to see. Better to practice with colorful pattern / background first and come back to attempt Chilbongie's heart. Blur your eyes first, focus in the middle of the image. The outline will appear, relax your eyes slowly and voila the 3D image will pop out as if we can touch it.
Good Luck!

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Is it wierd that i saw the heart on my first try and cannot see a single thing on the website you posted?! Hahahaha... the magic eye stuff in the website just gave me a headache... -.-'

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Lol me neither. I don't think I could do cross eyes. I just gave up.

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The screencap is pretty fuzzy. It's easier to see if you pause the viki stream right at the end, around 1:26:30. Also, Magic Eye I find is one of the cases where you actually don't want to expand the image; you should be able to see the whole image at once, and then you sorta focus your eyes *past* the image and then start bringing your focus in, or you keep your eyes still and move your head back until it comes back into focus. I have trouble with it myself; I can see the outline of a big heart, but not anything inside it.

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omg there should be more inside the heart cutout??? it took me forever of crossing my eyes just to see the heart shape lol! i had to practice on other magic eye pics too before i even manage to see this one. i swear i'm having troubles focusing my eyes now -__-;;
but really, it feels like i have no life for really getting worked up over this haha

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I can't see the big heart, all is see are six small hearts one after the other, in the center of the photo -- sort of like they're overlapping -- am i imagining things?

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I could see it on viki too when pausing. I think the pause icon on the image actually help define the heart lines. I haven't been able to see it on the screen cap.

I have a headache now. I have been trying for a long time :)

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I figured it was gonna be a heart, but I'm the same. Can't see it at all..

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Guys have hope! I have never tried this before and it was my first time, I also have astigmatism, and I can't cross my eyes. So I practiced on other ones with color and went back to this one. It is important to put the image as close to your nose and intensely stare at the middle while very slowly moving the image away from your face. Keep staring at the middle and concentrate. Hwaiting ~~

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jajaja this whole episode I was on Na Jung's side, I can't see a thing and I remember that as a child, I never saw anything no matter how hard I tried... this cemented the thought that if you can't see it you can't see it and that's that, because i don't see the heart at all either.

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I SEE IT!!! One thing that helps me in seeing magic eye images is after unfocusing my eyes for a little bit. I move my head backwards and forwards and the image shape pops out.

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This episode solidified my hunch that Oppa is gay! What's up with the touchy touchy scenes with Binggeure?!

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I have TONS of korean guy friends because two of my best friends are Korean. It's normal for them to have lots of skinship. When I first saw my friends doing that I gave them a weird look and my bff told me that's normal. When you're extremely close skin ship between guys is normal.

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Not only Koreans. I'm Sri Lankan and I have a set of friends I've known since kindergarten.

The boys are always touchy feely, they hug and hold hands and sit cuddling.

It's perfectly normal, especially in 2013 when the Shinchon gang have been friends for 20 years!! :)

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I actually think it's Trash oppa not Binggeure that's gay. I think Binggeure just respects Trash a lot.

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Trash is like that because they're close and he treat BinggeurBonfire like a little brother ... he's trying to push Binggeure his timid zone and he even confess that he is the youngest one in his family and so if he had a younger brother he would protect and help him out if he can which is what he is doing for Binggeure ... honestly being touchy does not equate to gay ... Yoonjae was touchy with Joonhee and yet he is straight

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I don't believe he is gay yet... I think he is missing the relationship he had with NaJeong which is now akward and strained so he's seeking out someone he is comfortable and friendly with.

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Sad, I really thought I was first

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Haha, second is good too ;).

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thanks for the recap!! was waiting like a good gal to read it.
omg omg the cross eyed scene's too funny. and binggeure is too cute.i was going aww the whole time .just love him
there's not one character in this drama im not routing for.

oh and btw, i dont see the big gaping heart :( guess im on na-jung's team on this one. why cant i see it? how should i look at it. damn my eyeball's really gonna fall out.

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whoops *rooting

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Don't stare at it. Look at it but blur your vision a bit. Like you are not focussed on it. If you stare, it does not happen. I tried staring and nothing popped out. But the moment I blured my vision while looking at it, the 3D heart popped out. I am sure you will see it.

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Right, how is that a heart? I'm totally like Na-jung on this, I just can't see it!

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My poor chilbongie:(
And and... I stared super long but can't see the heart either....

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Thanks for the recap :) ... an interesting episode as always :) !! Binggurae's arc is VERY interesting to say the least :) ... and now that we know Samcheonpo ends up with Yoon-Jin, his interactions in '94 are all the more funnier :)!

Bongie :) :) ... <3...the very embodiment of a love-sick puppy :) :)..

BTW...am I the only person who couldn't see the Heart too :( ??

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For the life of me, I can't see the damn heart either.

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My fave scene from this episode was when Haitai and SCP come to cheer on Binggeure, with Haitai being the "worried mom".. :D

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Right? Mine too. They were fretting and being nervous even more than him haha.
Someone even commented that they looked like a pair of gay dads trying to cheer on their son xD

Also the part where Haitai goes after his sunbae. I awwed for their love for Binggeurae.

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you could see it? I hate those things! I can't see them!

Also - I heard previews make it clear, but I picked up right away that when they praise the groom for having long legs, there are THREE men smiling proudly: Oppa, Chilbongie...and Haitai

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I have been wondering for awhile now if they were going to bring Haitai into the equation. I almost want to say Haitai is going to be the husband just to throw us off.

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Maaaaan we still have 10 more episodes to go and they bring Haitai in the mix! Show is the end of me , I swear.

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Let's not bring HT into the equation please! I'd really love them to remain platonic friends :(

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Yeah. I wonder if Hai Tai is still in the running. Technically, Samcheonpo is the only one officially out of the husband quest.

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I actually enjoy guessing who's the husband in this one. 1997 was pretty obvious and just frustrated me so much that they kept on hiding it. For 94, there are times when I think "It's Chilbong" and "No, it's Oppa!" Then I'd change my mind again. HAHAHA. I think it's fun like that.

I enjoyed the moments between Yoon Jin and Samcheonpo. They're so cuteee.

And that freaking Magic Eye made me dizzy as hell but after a while, I saw the heart!! Don't lose hope Najeong! You might see it soon too. :)

Thanks for recaps girlfriday!

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maybe she'll see chilbongie at that time too xD
i just can't with his crush on na jung, it's adorable!

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Same omg it's driving me insane because I don't know who the husband is but at the same time, it makes watching the drama more enjoyable LOL.

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There's probably no chance that Haitai will end up being a real contender for Na Jung's heart but I'm excited to throw him into the mix just for the heck of it. It's also amazing how much I look forward to all the Yoon Jin/Samcheonpo scenes. I just absolutely love those two!

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omg how do you see the magic eye? i feel like my eyes are crossing every which way possible trying to figure it out since i watched the episode! but i'm so glad you mentioned it because now i know! lol xD
until this recap, i still haven't figured it out lol

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ME TOO. I just googled Magic eye and got on this website that posts weekly but I cannot see ANY of them. It's a TOTAL farce!!!!!! hahaha. Or I'm just bitter, but still! I'm really good at the eye spy games and Where's Waldo!!

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I could see all of the ones on their website haha they are easier than the heart.

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OK, I admit it, I spent quite some time googling and enjoying Magic Eye pictures. Good old memories...

And how I loved they didn't show explicitly what was on the picture (though it was not so difficult to guess)... and how I squeed when I saw it...

PS Chilbongie, you are breaking my heart...

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OPPAAAAAA. ACK. Stop being so darn perfect in every sense and shape up to be boyfriend/husband material for Na Jung. Actually that's a lie, continue being perfect AND husband material for Na Jung.

Am I the only one who didn't see the heart? Well, when I watched it I thought it was a heart or I Love You or something lol but I wasn't sure. Now I am.

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I loved this episode. It wasn't perfect and again, a little too long but I'd rather complain that we're getting too much rather than not enough. And yes, nothing moved forward on the romance front. Now that we know for sure that Oppa is aware of Na Jeong's feelings, other than a little awkwardness, things are still relatively the same: Chilbong is still trying to confess, Na Jeong is frustrated about her feelings, and Oppa is still...Oppa. I think I'm supposed to assume that Oppa is beginning to see Na Jeong in a different light other than as a little sister, but even if he is, he's still not doing anything about it, making it even more difficult to root for him, It kills me every time Na Jeong puts her heart on the line only for her to be bogged down by Oppa's hesitation and jokey deflections. Their relationship is tainted with so much missed opportunities that I just can't get behind their pairing anymore.

On a more interesting note...Binggraee!!! And Binggraee and Oppa! I may or may not have squealed out loud when Oppa scratched Binggrae's chin a la Shi Won. I love the interactions between these two. I'm still questioning whether Binggrae has a crush on him or not but Oppa's presence definitely makes him happy. I was hopeful that Binggrae would open up to Chilbong when he tried reaching out to him. But was disappointed when Binggrae ended up brushing him off and mind his own business, especially since Chilbongie cottoned on to the fact that Binggrae hasn't told his family about his leave of absence and played dumb when Dong Woo was going on about Binggrae being a student. Oh well, you win some, you lose some. But I do appreciate the Binggrae backstory. I'm a little heartbroken that things are really that bad with his father and possibly, on the violent side. So I'm glad that Oppa has taken him under his wing and practically yank him out of his shell. And his story about not being sure about his dreams and what he wants hits too close to home because I'm in the same boat. It was really nice for the show to address the dilemma that is so prevalent among unsure 20-somethings.

But the highlight of this episode for me was Hai Tai/SCP/Binggrae. I just LOVED how overwhelmingly and unquestioningly supportive Hai Tai and SCP were of Binggrae from the get-go without even assessing whether Binggrae had the talent or not LOLOL. And it was hilarious how Hai Tai and SCP seemed even more nervous than Binggrae as they fussed over him before the tryouts. Hai Tai, in particular, caught my eye this episode and just when I'd confidently crossed him off the list of potential hubbies, he comes out of nowhere and managed to insert himself in what clearly seemed like a 2-way race between Chilbong and Trash for the husband. Honestly, I hope that's not the case because the current love triangle is headache-inducing enough, adding another contender will just about give me an aneurysm But I guess I can't rule him out just yet. Damn you show, staaahpp it with the trololololol-ing!

Okay, now back to CB and Na Jeong because they are my bias:

I LOVE LOVE LOVE just how comfortable these two have are with each other and I can never get enough of Na Jeong touching Chilbong and him internally swooning n turn LOLOL. But it's also nice to see them being able to do things together just as friends, with no romantic implications from Chilbongie's end like playing around with that Magic Eye book, eating a meal together at a restaurant,...

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(whoops, I had a feeling I'd get cut off)

...randomly calling each other, seeing each other at school, etc. I had to laugh when Na Jeong totally called out Chilbong for showing off. It's a refreshing change from other shows *coughsHeirscoughs* to see a heroine being able to physically breathe around the guy who likes her.

The Magic Eye image, besides from providing much-needed comic relief (LOLOL At Na Jeong and Dad's frustration at not being able to see anything. The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree after all), was another frustrating metaphorical representation of Chilbong and Na Jeong's current situation. Chilbong wears his heart on his sleeve and I think, from his perspective, it should be obvious to Na Jeong that she pretty much has him wrapped her finger. When he goes, "It's so easy! How can you not see it?", we all know he's not talking about the image anymore and is referring to his feelings. But Na Jeong is still blind-sided by her feelings for Oppa. But all it takes is just one word or action to nudge Na Jeong in the other (and hopefully right *crosses fingers*) direction and see Chilbong as a potential romantic interest and not just as a friend. Inevitably the air will start to change between them once Na Jeong is aware of Chilbong's not-so-platonic feelings for her. In a way, it was to indicate that as assertive as Chilbong's being in his actions, verbal confirmation is much more effective and he just needs to stop it with these cryptic games and just say it already!

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LOVED haitai in this.
I swear, if he doesn't end up with someone at the end i'd be sad for him!
The way he supported binggeuri, all nervous for him(with samcheonpo) and then getting all angry when he finds out it was a plagiarized song... What a great friend.
You can see how much everyone in the boarding house has gotten so close.

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"Their relationship is tainted with so much missed opportunities that I just can’t get behind their pairing anymore."

I agree with this. As much as I like Oppa and wouldn't mind them together, I can't help but feel as though his interactions with her are nothing but frustrating. I assume this is supposed to reflect Oppa's troubled feelings toward Na Jeong but the more he continues to fight it, the more it comes off as cowardly. I may eat my words for this once the writer shares his backstory but until then his pain seems self-inflicted for no apparent reason. And if that reason turns out to be the fact that he promised himself he would protect her in place of her brother then...maybe he should relay that to her instead of deflecting her confession three times. IMO that's messing with her head.

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Making Oppa so elusive was a clever narrative choice, albeit a frustrating one, for the AM94Production team to make. It really does raise the stakes and heighten the dramatic tension because for the moment, it is Oppa Trash, and not Na Jeong, who is the deciding factor in this triangle. I am scared but equally excited for what's in store and see how things play out. Even if it includes heartbreak and angst. (Which I'm always here for!)

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Am hoping a) oppa was somehow not responsible for her bro's death and b) he didn't make some sorta promise to her brother to watch out for her on his behalf. It'll crush me that whiiilllle oppa deliberates his decision (given, he's interested in NJ) Chilbongie will keep soldiering on, angsting, and keep hurting in the process. I don't even want to know WHEN oppa's ready to confess what the outcome will be... :/

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It definitely set him apart from so many run of the mill leading males. We have no idea what he's thinking and just when we're almost positive of his feelings, he does something that puts his intentions into question. I can surely appreciate the thought that went into creating his character, flaws and all, but damn if it doesn't make me want to rip my hair out sometimes!

Then again on the bright side he's frustrating in a very humanizing manner and isn't the usual entitled jerk we're somehow supposed to root for.

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"Then again on the bright side he’s frustrating in a very humanizing manner and isn’t the usual entitled jerk we’re somehow supposed to root for."

You're definitely right about that! Regardless of who she picks, rest assured she's going to be in good hands! (Literally.)

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I found a link which may help with seeing the heart... perhaps...

http://visionimprovementnaturally.com/how-to-view-magic-eye-images/

I remember it first took some time to get the trick... but once you get it, it's amazing!

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I can see it in your link! Still can't see it in the screen cap xD

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Thank you so much for this link! It definitely worked for me, now I can see all the Magic Eye images lol. I'd been trying for an hour to see the images but couldn't, until I saw this link. It's awesome!

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Never could see it when Magic Eye came out so felt left out. Didn't know what you're suppose to see so was totally frustrated like NY.. Thank you for the link. Finally saw if after so many years.

I originally tried so hard to see it but couldn't. Also, I was told not to cross your eyes for so long because your eyes could get stuck. Scared me enough not to do it at length. It was cute seeing all the actors with their eyes crossed. LOL.

Poor Bongie.....He's drops so many hints but NY still is oblivious.

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Thanks Dorotka!

I did it! That is such a beautiful flowery pop-out heart...yeah just amazing!

Thanks girlfriday for the awesome recaps!

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Oh is that what it is? I couldn't see that one either lol.

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same here, I still can't see a thing

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Thanks for this link! It helps me to see it and the other MAGIC EYES pics.

Finally, i saw it! And I love it! yes, it is a heart! How I wish Na-jung will be able to see it too. So sweet!

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Does anyone else think they might bring Haitai into the love triangle and make it a square. I have been getting that vibe for some time now, and this episodes commercial kind of deepend the feeling.

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yup! that crossed my mind too. haitai might be THE MAN! lol, wow! what a big surprise if that really happens

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I might actually go crazy if this happens.

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For a while I thought they might make Haitai THE MAN, but now I do not think they will. I think the writers are trying to confuse us, but in the end I think they will make him a good friend and nothing more.

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I honestly don't think Na jung will end up with Oppa. At least not as long things going like this in the story. It makes more sense, right now, for Oppa to end up with Binggeure (who he looks for and can't stop touching) than with Na jung.

I also don't hope the magic eye metaphor sticks. As a matter of fact, I don't believe for one minute it will. The drama has established, quite nicely, that Bongie goes after what he wants and wins. The bold succeed, they say. I think he will confess any second now...

And Oppa is still on stand by. Tsk, tsk.

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I can never see Magic Eye and I didn't even bother. I figured the answer would come out in recaps so I waited patiently. Go lazy me!

Anyways, judging from Oppa and NJ's interactions, it seems like Oppa really didn't see NJ in a romantic light, more like a younger sister and it was only after her indirect confession that he kinda became aware. Then again, he could've just been more self-restrained and awkward so in the end, I STILL DON'T KNOW. Yeesh. Oppa-yah, please stop being so mysterious....

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Honestly, me too. I really wait for the recap, to know! hahahaha

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I really do ship Chilbong and Najung... and that preview... :DDD Confession time?!

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Aw boo...this episode really made it seem like oppa might be gay, which is fine, but that means he won't end up with NJ.

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It took me a while, my eyes streamed but I finally saw the heart (had to dim the computer screen, its definitely easier on paper from what I remember). I am loving Reply 1994, but the show did feel slow today, I was still laughing like mad and I enjoy it so much. But I did feel that it was unnecessarily slow today. Ack I am still a Oppa/Trash shiper, but our poor Bongie. No worries you can cry into my arms.

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I can't see it either. So frustrating!

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I loved this episode! But I couldn't see the magic eye! Boo! >.<

I kinda wish I had the power to read Oppa's mind. His thoughts are so reserved and his poker face is so confusing that any sign we get of him liking Na Jung seems like a cop-out. He's the opposite of Chilbong, who wears his heart on his sleeve (or his face) so even at a glance we know how he swoons at Na Jung (so cute!).

I've been on the fence since the beginning of the show, since even the writers don't know who is gonna be end game. Why take on the added stress of figuring out who the husband is when they use a stand-in?I'm just here to enjoy the ride and fall in love with these characters.

I love the feeling this show gives. Like you are part of the family, and just naturally listen in on their conversations as if you're physically there, and eat with them at the dinner table.

This is my crack drama. ^^ Now, if you excuse me, I'm going to go watch the latest episode.

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Thanks for the recap and the Magic Eye pic. I kept trying to freeze frame but ended up with the giant arrow in the middle!

Arrrrrrrrggghhhh! At this point, Oppa-ya is losing points up down all around by being nice to Bing and stalling with NJ.
He knows how she feels, if he doesn't see her as a woman, then he needs to tell her that so she can move on.
Not talking about it should not be an option. I am really mad since he sees that CB is going for it, yet does nothing to help EVERYONE by taking a stand. This doesn't seem to be Oppa-ya behavior. Why is he so passive?

I am more on CB's side than ever because of how perfect they were together just hanging out. Love can definitely start with omurice in comfortable chairs. CB, do NOT back down. Do NOT let Oppa have all her heart without a fight.

ARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH! I love this show.

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IKR?!
Oppa is being so frustrating and CB is being so sweet and I'm so anxious about the fact that if and when oppa decides to confess his feelings (because we know he does have feelings for her), NJ will come running to him and we'll see CB being heartbroken and I really can't take that! TT-TT

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I cannot pick either Oppa or CB at this point. As soon as I do, I jump to the other side.

But I will say this, if CB gets the normal second lead treatment, I will not be happy. If he loses, it can't be that he just accepts and fades away. Either HE goes elsewhere after his crush wears off, or commits a fatal relationship error that prevents NJ from cleanly accepting him. I know the actor is good enough for either of those options, he has steely eyes when he is determined and kinda scary.

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Exactly!

I practically melted into a puddle of goo when Na Jeong said, "Bianada Bong-ah" when she couldn't go to his game, and he's all Fine, If I lose it's your fault and she pouts back, Don't be that way!

They've established a chingu connection similar to her and Haitai, actually I think she spends more time with Bong than with Haitai recently.

And as GF pointed out, their angst, their crushes are both taking a similar path. It's like their mirror images of each other and may probably be the endgame. (Silent fist pump)

Let's see how he takes it from there. :D

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I give up! I am convinced that the writers are making Oppa gay but that doesn't necessarily mean that BG will be gay as well. Oppa's feeling for NJ that we can't see is because he doesn't have those sort of feelings towards her. ..

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I was initially Team Oppa, but now I am officially Team GAY Oppa!!!!! I want him with Binggurae so badly. Their scenes together are so precious. Will the writers actually go there! Or better yet, Binggurae is the man in the car that pick up Hoya in Reply 1997!!! That would be EPIC!!!!

But please, at least Team Gay Oppa and let CB get with NJ

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What with people being on CB's side and not on Oppa's because they don't know how he feels? The person that matters to CB doesn't know how he feels either because he too hasn't confessed...so why the bias!

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But he's totally obvious, like how Najung is obvious that she likes Oppa. If YJ berated Oppa fir ignoring NJ's feelings then we can say the same about NJ ignoring CB. He hasn't put it in explicit words, but his actions clearly says he has romantic feelings for her, whereas Oppa's adoration can be ambiguous.

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This show is so enjoyable, and I love the characters and their stories and my heart aches for them, but all this staring and brooding means nothing if no one says anything! Hopefully, next episode, something BIG will finally happen and usher us delightfully (and anxiously) into the second half.

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I think alot of people by now are on CB's side because he's such an awesome adorable puppy(with a hot bod). He's earnest, he knows what he likes, and he's gonna go get what he wants! My heart hurts for him whenever he sees najung staring at oppa instead. And if na jung ends up with him, I may be a little sad, but i know that at least he worked hard for what he wanted when oppa didn't (yet).

And, even if we have no clue what's going on in trash's head, i can't help but stand strong with this ship. I'm just glad the air was awkward between them, even if it was a bit uncomfortable to see, because that means he realizes that she really does see him as a man. That means we're going somewhere. If he had just glossed over it and continued to act all jokey oppa i would have had it up to here with oppa.

We're still only 10 episodes out of 20, so i can see why the writer would hold off on oppa's feelings. We already know of chilbongies, but once oppa acknowledges that perhaps he likes her as a woman, then that love triangle is no more and chilbongie would get taken out of the equation...But we don't want that, no.
It always takes the hero the longest to realize his true feelings(or rather admit it).

So for now, i am enjoying all moments now in chilbongie's favor, and excited and hopeful to see when the writer will be ready to expose oppa's thoughts. Just thinking of the possibilities makes me giddy, because i know there's so much more to oppa. There has to be.

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Thank you for your comment, sometimes I feel very alone on the Oppa ship. I keep hoping that they are just giving Chilbongie his time and then Oppa is going to step it into high gear. Seriously I so want to know what is going on in that man's head! The writer's have to be holding back cause it's going to be something good, right?

And though it's so painful to watch the awkward between Oppa and Na-Jung, I think you are right that at least it shows that he is aware and something has to happen eventually.

I think Go Ara is doing a great job portraying the one-sided love. Every high, low, embarrassment, hesitation and mortification...man I so feel her pain. It's like going through it myself all over again. I just can't help but hope right along with her.

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I know when we first started oppa ship was larger than now, but once i latch on it is very hard to let go. It's not easy to sway me.

Go Ara needs more praise! She is really killing it as na jung. I guess this is one of those roles go ara had always wanted. A completely image-changing role.

Also a shout out to Kim Sung Kyun, who debuted 2012 at the age of 32. To go from serial killer

http://asianwiki.com/images/2/2b/Neighbor_(Korean_Movie)-cp1.jpg

..to

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No wonder oppa nicknamed him a serial killer in ep 4! it was probably a jab at his movie role in The Neighbor. Ha.

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Yay! Glad there are still some people sticking firmly to Team Oppa from the very beginning. I'm just like you, ilikemangoes. Once I decide on one person, that's it. I will root for him no matter how wonderful the other guy is. It's why I don't usually have Second Lead Syndrome.

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For me, it's rather the other way around, I normally have the second lead syndrome since the second lead always seems to be the most wonderful one at first.. :D

I'm still in team Oppa, although I have to admit that I'm in the verge of jumping ship, mostly because I'm frustrated of Oppa's cryptic behavior. There better be a good reason why he's refusing to address Najung's feelings. Made me think that maybe oppa had something to do with NJ's brother death? I mean we were never told why or how the real oppa passed away, so maybe it could be an accident caused indirectly by Trash? And he's burdened by it, and tries to fill the role of Oppa to Najung (by not acknowledging his feelings to Najung) and also a good son to both of her parents? I mean that would explain why he doesn't pay as much attention to his real parents the way he does to Najung's parents.

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You are not alone. I am on the Oppa ship until the end. I love them together and since they are making it so obvious about CB I think it makes a better case for Oppa to be the husband. NJ's heart is already his all he has to do it grab it now. If Oppa goes for her too early and too easily, the whole guessing game is over too early. Plus, you know how dramas love first loves to conquer all in the end!

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I'm still Team Oppa but he's so cryptic while CB is there openly swooning over YJ, it's hard not to get sucked into that especially as the man falling first is one of my all time favourite tropes.

I'm even starting to wonder if the Oppa's Gay! theorists might be right. One one hand I find it hard to believe a kdrama will do a bait and switch like that but on the other, shipping preferences aside, it would be such a cool twist.

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Obv. I meant 'On one hand' not 'One one hand'.

*sigh* My kingdom for an edit button.

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Yes! Yes! Yes!

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That adorable thing with Najung's picture in the hat ALMOST made me pick a team. Seriously, stop being the cutest thing that ever happened, Chilbongie! It's going to make it so hard if you end up getting your heart broken.

Also, man, how are they going to keep us in the dark about if Najung remembers Yoonjin's drunken confession. She's being so extra awkward that I suspect she might remember it and just pretending that she doesn't.

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I can sympathize with the tape thing. I had my cassette of "Appetite for Destruction" by Guns and Roses taken because my aunt heard tell that it was Satanic. It was full of language, drugs, and moral shortcomings, but no Satan. This was in '89 and I was a 7th grader and around the same time they started using the Parental Advisory stickers.

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Also, thought that magic book metaphor was so brilliantly done. Chilbongie trying so hard to show her his heart, and she still couldn't see it to the very end, even if everyone else around her could..

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I have been in love with reply 94 since the 1st ep but this ep just manifested my love<3 the moment I heard The more I love you I was sold!! I discovered Boohwal just this summer, i am so glad I did. especially that one song, its just pure feelings!! Thank you so much Reply 94 <333

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What If oppa is the guy that comes and pick up joon hee and not Binggeure. They are both doctors!

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Oh! My! Gerrrd! What if?!

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Or Bingggeure eventually goes back to MedSchool and he meets up with Hoya because they're now classmates. OMG!!!!!!

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What if it's a three-way thing =X

I don't think Oppa is a gay.

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thats make sense!!!~seriously i forgot bout hoyaa! tq

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yes, I think this! and what if Binggeure ends up with NJ?

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Its been so long since I tried the Magic Eye!! Haha im so happy i still have those skills! Aww..Chilbongie just say it directly!! :)))))

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Could someone illustrate what their magic eyes see, pretty please? What kind of heart is it
? Is it the real one like in medical books or the kiddie valentine card? I see a squiggly heart in rows but I also see a no. 1. Aww man, my eyes are effed up. @[email protected]

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It looks like a cutout of a heart. Think Valentines, when you fold paper in half and then cut in the shape of a heart. It's tough to get it focused though. Even once you start to get it, it looks like there is another cutout inside the first. Eventually (after much concentration and staring) it finally becomes just one cutout heart. At least that's how it was for me.

Chilbongie got too caught up in trying to send her a message through the Magic Eye. This one was far from easy for her...then again, I'm not sure she would have seen any :)

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It's just a pretty round fat heart, lol. I tried for ages before I could see it. For this one, it's the heart which is in 3D. There are others where the image actually goes into the picture, but this one, the heart's coming out of the picture. If you need help, check out this website! http://visionimprovementnaturally.com/how-to-view-magic-eye-images/ I could only see it after I tried with this website. ^^

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i'm a cb-nj shipper and i'm getting more depressed. i think it's gonna be trash oppa

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Same here...I love them both but I'm rooting for Bongie's earnestness to win...but I just have this nagging feeling its oppa....for right now at least...lol

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me too. it almost makes me not want to watch the show anymore but i keep on foolishly hoping this drama would be different (in the sense that she doesn't end up with the main male lead)

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Man my feelings are like a pendulum. Show can't keep giving us 2 awesome choices. My heart's going like yo-yo here and I feel as if I am betraying one by favouring the other.

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Hey ck1Oz just wanted to say thank you so much for the awesome subs over at viki! Keep up the hard work!
Viki forever <3

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I don't know who the end game is but I hope it won’t follow the conventional Korean drama plot of first loves being the last love. Most of the time first loves don’t end up together… it would be a bit disappointing for me to see another drama - though an entertaining one- with the lead girl nursing her lifelong crush for her brother-like oppa till they get together and live happily ever after.

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And today's episode was 1h30'!!! They're really pushing it, but I'm enjoying every second of each one :D

Thanks GF!!

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lol maybe it's just me but i cherish every second of this show. it never feels long to me or drags in any way. maybe i just love it too much. i am so seriously annoyed about this possible haitai ship. like fo we not have enough on our hands. i can't even see them together so i swear is they troll us and make her end up with him i will throw my laptop or something! and i was team oppa from the start because his consideration for na jung just stole my heart. but early on i started getting the feeling that he completely knew how na jung felt (i always felt like people were way too naive to assume he didn't know) i mean he's a pretty clued up guy, he know for sure. but i think he loves her family too much to risk losing it, in my honest opinion. recently i ship chilbongie more, i can't deny that his honestly about his feelings and determination/ adoration is so touching to me - how can you not ship someone like that. oppa needs to step it up and he's gonna have zero shippers because he is really pissing me off at this point.

also, i guess i was the only one who took the long eye contact moment between oppa and Binggeure as intense. deep inside, i think he may know how binggeure feels about him too. remember girls, i called it first. I'm sure about it though, absolutely, i love oppa but i think everyone is really underestimating him. he's an observer and knows exactly what's going on. may the best man win. and by that i mean chilbongie!!

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Is it me or I kinda feel this is a slow burn sort of episode.... No idea when the confession is taking place... Who is confessing to who? Who's accepting? Who's getting heartbroken and who is a step closer to the altar... arghhh... But this so true "both hemming and hawing over their feelings and dying to hide and dying to be found out in equal measure." So true, love your ways with words GF...

And the mysterious groom... and back to 2013, when both guys smile when the groom make his entrance when they were viewing the video... I can't read the expression! But its one that somehow the guys losing is gonna accept that Najung is happy and they are gentlemanly about it...

I think it's Binggeure episode this time... Like Haitai with his ex gf, the episode on Mom's menopause., Yoonjin drunk secret exposure, I think the writers might be flashing out one character each time... with the love triangle at the background or foreground depending on how we look at it... I can just feel Binggeure, his struggle is so real... I just hope his character finds his dream soon...

And Oppa calls Binggeure puppy... Oppa... stop being so perfect... Yes I agree... he probably smells perfect!!! An oppa smell...

And Magic Eye?! I don't see no nothing and find myself like Najung, getting more cross-eyed by the seconds!

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I liked this episode aside from the romantic triangle it was great to see them support each other as friends, they have come so far to when they had just met each other and were a little bit reserved. Loved seeing HT and SCP supporting Binggrae.

Oh man, Magic Eye brought me back. I used to love those things. I could sometimes see the pictures and others just gave up. Good Times.

Oppa has his reasons I'm assuming which is not always great but there is not other way to explain it, as to why he is being with Najung the way he is. Whether it is he doesn't see her the same way,knows that someone else likes her and is okay with it or just doesn't know how he could go about breaking that oppa/dongsaeng relationship is something only his character knows. Right now it is still something I want to know but it is between frustration. Just because it can get boring. Depending on the writers no possibility can be discarded even the one that he might just not feel a certain way. Interesting indeed.

Everyone is doing a great job in their respective roles. I love every single character. They each have their charm and faults as well.
Looking forward to the next episode.

I always love reading the recaps at dramabeans:)

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While I love this show sooooo much...I have made the decision to stop watching after episode 8 for the sake of my crushed heart. I'll go back and watched the missed episode once I can see that things start going in Chilbongie's favor. I just can't with seeing him look so sad... :(

It's interesting that I was so on Trash oppa's ship for the first 4 episodes but Chilbongie showed up and looked so earnest and sweet and just loveable and I was a goner. If Na Jung doesn't choose him, I gladly will! lol But I still enjoy reading the recaps and wish I could watch just to see the YJ/SCP scenes. Hopefully the next episode has more happy Chilbongie scenes so I can start watching again...I'm not sure how long I can hold off...

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