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Santa goes Zen [Year in Review, Part 8]

Another year, another Christmas Eve delivery completed!

Not gonna lie, recent years haven’t been the rosiest for Old Saint Nick, but this year, I decided to do something about it. If by something I mean nothing, in that the doctor ordered me to take some time off the elf toy assembly line and get some good old-fashioned vacation time. The elf uprising had been settled and the labor union demanded health and benefits, which I’m sure was great for them and all, but hardly what I needed: more elves, doing less work, clocking out on the dot and dispersing info pamphlets about reindeer shift limits and sleigh safety standards. They left North Pole Factory Lines 1 through 50 short-staffed (of short staff), so I tried to fill the gap myself. Three breakdowns later, I was forced to admit I couldn’t do it all and nearly threw in the towel.

But then I discovered two life-changing things: Zen, and Amazon prime. One let me sit back while someone else did the delivering, and the other helped me not care about it. So I’m spending the holidays on a warm and cozy island, watching dramas and emptying my mind. My therapist recommended I write down my feelings, in their barest form, in the moment, every time I felt them. That seemed like a lot of work, so when my Zen-master life coach suggested I try haiku, I was all about the 17-syllable limit. I’m being enlightening, not lazy! Go forth and be enlightened.

Warm and Cozy:
I’ll just sit back here
while you do all of the work
you don’t mind, do you?

Oh My Venus:
Have to lose some weight
Diet challenge is so hard
Trainer is hot though

Awl:
Evil management
crushing union workers down
What’s so wrong with that?

The Time I’ve Loved You:
Seven thousand days
The time I’ve loved my best friend
And some other guys

Six Flying Dragons:
Six flying dragons
Trying to found new nation
Too bad they all fight

Bubblegum:
Can’t be together
There’s a really good reason
Can’t remember why

Let’s Eat 2:
New city, new home
Same foodie-porn obsession
but a different girl

Girl Who Sees Smells:
Smells look like pictures
That lead me to the killer
This seems like a trap

Remember—Son’s War:
Dad is innocent
He just can’t remember it
Law will save him, right?

Scholar Who Walks the Night:
Hundred-year-old angst,
Blood, rage, and underground lair
Go poof in sunlight

Maids:
I used to be rich
a long time ago (sadly)
now I’m just the help

D-Day:
Earthquake strikes in Seoul
I must save everybody
But he won’t let me

Angry Mom:
Daughter gets bullied
Mom puts on school uniform
Everyone buys it

Imaginary Cat:
Do I want my cat
To talk about his feelings
Is this trick question

Yong-pal:
Doctor on the run
Wakes princess in a coma
becomes a kept man

Valid Love:
I love my husband
but there’s this hot carpenter
Do I have to choose?

Kill Me, Heal Me:
I’m split into parts
all trying to take over
Yo-na is the best

Because It’s the First Time:
I love this one girl
who’s in love with my best friend
this might end badly

Healer:
Nighttime errand boy
leaps buildings in single bound
doesn’t wear tights though

Village—Secret of Achiara:
Dead girl, creepy town
What secrets are buried here?
I don’t wanna know

Sassy, Go Go:
College apps need boost
Cheerleading is the answer
Harvard, here I come

Ex-Girlfriend Club:
Three angry exes
Fighting, swearing, pulling hair
But now we’re all friends

The Superman Age:
Turning back the clock
isn’t really that useful
when you’re a loser

Mask
I look just like her
I’ll replace her as chaebol
Almost the same thing

I Remember You:
Someone keeps killing
Cops too dumb to capture him
Bring in the genius

Oh My Ghostess:
Girl-possessing ghost
thinks sex will solve her problem
Chef won’t give it up

The Producers:
Failing TV show
Let’s just put some idols in
That’ll make it good

She Was Pretty:
He was really fat
I was really beautiful
Now we’re both The Most

Answer Me 1988:
Girl with many boys
She will marry one of them
Oh this game again

 
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LOVE THIS!

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lol do one for Splish Splash

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I went back in time
And fell in love with a king
Math can break your heart

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I kissed a King and
I liked it. The taste of his
Hangul chocolate

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Step on a puddle
Gosam your way out of it
Kiss hot Joseon king

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Where do I sign up
with my yellow umbrella?
Is it raining yet?

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LOLOLOL

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LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Hahahaaha!

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LOL!

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It's hard to express
How much I love this haiku
Thank you, Mary, much

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Don't believe the bank note
King Sejong was hot
Also super geeky

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LOL

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/applauds

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Hahah, okay SOLD. Going to watch this show now.

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Dramabeanies are
awesome at haiku making
Great Splishing Splashing!

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I thought I wasn't
good at anything, but I
taught a king his math.

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Wow Santa clause I love your reviews I was wondering if you are going to come down the DB chimney this year too

Love and merry Christmas

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Well you came with the healer raindeer ?

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Thanks for pointing that out. I would've missed it without you.

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You are very welcome @dol

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I honestly did not notice Healer reindeer :D

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Well @giegie my eyes can literally spot my smirking machine anywhere ..you know right ?

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Lmao, the one for Answer Me 1988 is pitch perfect.

Merry Christmas everyone!!

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I love how the Awl haiku speaks so much to Santa's current issues. XD

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:)

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HOhoho! Awesome!!! Merry X'mas everyone :)

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LOL, those are great! Yona is the best!

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Merry Christmas everyone.

So Santa is an evil Chaebol who got his comeuppance?

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good choice of words
may haiku heal you, santa.. ^^

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I LOVE THIS OMG!! :)

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So funny and spot on!

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LOL those haikus are really spot-on. Love this, Santa. May the next year will give you less headache and lots of awesome dramas to watch.
Oh, and thanks for the double Yoo Seung Ho's gift (plus that cute chubby Bokgil).

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LOL those haikus are really spot-on. Love this, Santa. May the next year give you less headache and lots of awesome dramas to watch.
Oh, and thanks for the double Yoo Seung Ho's gift (plus that cute chubby Bokgil).

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Haha, i love this!! :D Merry Christmas, everyone!! ^^

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Love the photoshop job, Santa! D-Day and and Because It’s the First Time cracked me up. Merry Christmas, everyone! ?

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A King and his eunuch.
Sitting in a tree.
K-I-S-S-I-N-G!!

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His Royal Hotness likes math
Perfect lover for
A high school senior

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Splish! Travel through time
to a past time without math
Splash! King sends you back

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It's proven, Bang Ji looks good in everything!

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:) :)

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Totally.

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Even when wielding the candy cane of doom.

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I lol like crazy when I saw Bang Ji's cane sword, lol :p

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Santa has come to visit DB ! Yay!!

Have to tell you, this year end of reviews(all parts) has been really awesome. Probably favorite of last 3 year for me!

Picking 5 has really been good, the best makes the cut and I am sure I will be going back to these posts often to pick the dramas I missed!

Great going JB and GF! Another year has gone! To all minion recappers too!

And of course you, Santa! That is one wise zen master life coach! Keep him close! :P

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Love it! Perfect! Trainer too hot i ndeed plus 2!

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Wait. No Twenty Again?

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Dancer Mom goes back
to school. Finds herself again.
Lee Sang Yoon's dimples.

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For KMHM
I am cha do hyon
I lost my memories
They call me cha do hyon

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Thanks for this Santa! Have a great Christmas, all of you of Dramabeans. May you find yourselves constantly frolicking with good hearts, good health and many good shows!

It's been another great year with Dramabeans
Gotta say
We love ya!

:)

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I'm dying, these are all so perfect

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and Merry Christmas to you, Santa, and to all our beanies!

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I lub you Santa..

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Merry Christmas everyone! I love your recaps and reviews so much; y'all work so hard! But this... this had me snort laughing coffee and cardamom bread. Thank you!

Ah, if only the Healer Reindeer had really visited. ..

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So, so good! Happy Christmas to all and that you to DB for providing so much enjoyment all year.

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poetic Santa
brought out all the drama love
for twenty-fifteen!

Love it! Thank you!!

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Thank you Santa!
I also love haiku, so this is perfect for me!!! :) :)

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This is AWESOME !!! Ur really good Santa Claus.!!! I felt like I was rapping !!!

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Merry Christmas to all dramabeans funs,hav a prosperous new year with more drama to watch and recaps.

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Thank you Santa Beans,
A site of many flavours
Yum yum yum dramas

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For remember(war of the son)
My father was framed
I can't trust any lawyer
I want to prove his innocence.
merry Christmas to all dramabeans funs have a prosperous new year with more kdrama to watch and recaps.

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Thanks Santa!

This is fantastic.

Merry Christmas everyone! May next year be just as fun.

A big thank you to everyone at Dramabeans for making this such a special place.

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Thank you, Dramabeans!
As always, you are the best!
Can't wait for New Year!

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who is that on the very 1st pic?

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I believe that's Yoo Yeon-seok, from Warm and Cozy.

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Hahahahaha!! Merry Christmas to DB team!! ^^

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Merry Christmas every one at DB!
I wanted to wish everyone at DB during this festive season, and that brings me here.

Thank you Santa for your Daebak post!

How about this one? My take for Twenty Again Haiku?

"Twenty years gone so fast
School again but at last
Sweet flame from the past
Bring those dimples to last"

Love you dramabeans and big thank you for yet another awesome year.
I checked DB more often that I check my emails .... Kekekekekeke....

Anyeong!

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Hahahaha Yong Pali the kept husband. This is gold.

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Perfect Perfect Perfect. Especially I remember you. Cops too dumb, bring in the genius

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I love haikus! I read sassy go go in a cheerleading fashion! Lol
Merry Christmas!

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Santa glad you're here
This post was read in your voice
Ho Ho merry day!

Merry Christmas, Dramabeans!

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Merry Christmas DB team!

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Thanks for a great year, DB!

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I tried to Haiku Hogu's Love.

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We're all fools in love
Except for one named Hogu
And maybe the kid

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Hahaha :D Lovely! Thanks Santa Claus

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Haha these are great!

I really chuckled at Oh My Ghostess's haiku. Plannning on marathoning it today or soon.... xD

Merry Christmas everyone!~ ^_^

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Lol love this. This is like the kdrama version of the Twitter thing that was going on a few days ago, explain movie plot..

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Bubblegum:
Can’t be together
There’s a really good reason
Can’t remember why

I laughed too hard at this

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It's like the essence of modern K-dramas, stripped down to the bone.

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Merry Christmas to everyone in this DB community. Thanks Santa for the gift of haiku.

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