Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

@ally-le hey, I’m a grandma! HB and SYJ had a baby boy. Apparently this happened two days ago, halmoni is the last to know 🤷‍♀️

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    Lol! I forgot to congratulate you!!! I actually knew a couple days ago too. And yeah, always the last to know.

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    What!!!!
    Lol. Had no idea a baby was on the way! Congrats 🎉

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    😂😂😂😂😂 Uh, congratulations? Can’t wait for pictures!

    (Actually I think celebrities who keep their kids’ faces off TV and social media are smart, but the pressure of public curiosity will be intense.)

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      Likely to be the worlds most beautiful baby (imho) 😁 but we probably will never know!

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Well, phhhttttt😛 the site won’t let me post a NYT Sunday Interview of Psy due to an “inappropriate word”. So if anyone’s interested, please know that it’s there and you can search for it.

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Today is the US holiday of Thanksgiving, a day we set aside to remember what we are grateful for and share what we have.
I am so grateful for Dramabeans and Beanies, every day! ❤️
Thank you all!

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    Happy Thanksgiving!!

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    Happy Thanksgiving to you @bbstl!

    I’m thankful I got to know you and many Beanies here. Though I’m not an American, I’m thankful for this space and Beans. Thank you!

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    I hope all benies in the US have a nice holiday.
    Happy day! And thank you for being for being part of this community <3

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    Happy Thanksgiving I hope you get to spend quality time with your loved ones and get some rest.
    I agree the beanie community is great and one we can all be thankful to be a part of.

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      Thanks! Personally I’m getting over knee surgery so it’s a day of exercises and resting. I’m grateful that my surgery appears to have gone well and my friends have taken excellent care of me.

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        Well let’s pray that you make a speedy recovery and have full pain free mobility. So good to know your friends have provided for you so well.❤️

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    Belated Happy Thanksgiving Wishes bbsti, I am a little late ⏰ but at least it’s still November!
    Cheers 🍻

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      Thanks! And I continue to be consciously thankful every day for improved health and helpful friends 😀

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All these folks need to get on the kdrama bandwagon!
https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/2022/10/11163094/new-rom-coms-movie-trend

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These Black women are obsessed with Korean TV dramas. Here’s why.
Black K-drama evangelists began launching blogs, Facebook groups, Instagram clubs, podcasts and TikTok accounts dedicated to Korean dramas years before ‘Squid Games’ capturer the world’s attention.
By Soo Youn

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2022/09/14/black-women-korean-tv-drama-k-drama/

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    I was thrilled while reading this and wondering which of these fans are Beanies!

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    Thanks for sharing this. Noonas noonchi did two episodes on this very subject last year on her YouTube channel interviewing Black female fans she met on Clubhouse in K-dramatics club and I discovered K dramas have been popular in some African countries for years.

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Hi Beanies, I need some help, I have a “date” with a US Veteran of the Korean War and can’t think of any dramas set in that period. Can you name some dramas/movies that would fit?

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    there surprisingly aren’t that many that are specifically set in that period. Taegukgi is the the classic.

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      Yes, I figure it was so bleak that Koreans really don’t want to revisit it in a drama. There were a few early episodes in Fashion 70s during the war but that’s all I can recall seeing.

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      That film is awesome.

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      Thank you for Taegukgi, which I also had forgotten about.

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    I just googled it and loads came up for films so may be worth doing the same and then seeing what’s available. I initially thought Pachinko but that’s set from 1915 onwards and they haven’t shown much for the time frame you are referring to!

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    https://asianwiki.com/Legend_of_the_Patriots

    https://asianwiki.com/Road_No._1

    These are both about Korean soldiers in that war and were filmed/aired around 2010, when the 60th anniversary meant they were in season. I watched one of them back then – I think it was “Legend” but recollections are a bit fuzzy now. Anyway, the one I saw was one of my first kdramas and seemed pretty good to me at the time.

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      Thanks, I had completely forgotten both of those.

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    Among movies, I love this one https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welcome_to_Dongmakgol .

    For TV shows, I don’t know if you’ve seen M.A.S.H.? That’d be the classic all Korean War vets would know too since it was an American show. It’s one of my favourites in terms of its tragi-comic look at the war.

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      I also had forgotten Dongmakol, sheeeesh. MASH was interesting as it purported to be about Korea but was really about the Viet Nam War which was current at the time. Very much from the US perspective.

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    “Love is a Many Splendored Thing” (1955). It only uses the Korean War as a backdrop to a romance set in old Hong Kong, but this actually may be better for him. Here is a link to its trailer.
    https://youtu.be/BfTDeB7_m9Q

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    Oooohhhh, a Beanie date! I hope you have fun! If it were me, and I know it’s not, I probably wouldn’t mention anything about war on the date, Korean-drama related or not, unless specifically asked. 😜 It’s not called the “forgotten war” for nothing.

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      It’s ok, the meeting is specifically to talk about his war stories. I thought I’d be prepared with suggestions if he wants to watch shows/films from the Korean perspective. I’ll be playing that by ear, of course.
      I sure wish I’d finished reading “The Coldest War” by David Halberstam, it’s supposed to be the definitive book on the subject.

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        Ah, I thought there had to be a reason you were asking.

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    Why is “date” in quotes?

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      its really a family get together and I’m invited so that we can talk about his war experiences (because I’m interested and he likes talking about it).

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Well.
I, for one, want to thank the Hong Sisters for SO MANY fakeouts that went beyond any fakeouts before this show. Pret-ty danged well done *nods in acknowledgment *

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Alienoid

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The boys together while making MNIKSS 😍😍 Looking forward to Confidential Assignment 2!
@daebakgrits and all the other Daniel Henney fans!

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    Thanks for sharing. Is it me or did it sound like the company is growing because they get free high quality subtitles which means the international audience share is huge. These same people are so grateful to have access to a range of shows on a legitimate site that they share links to the content across social media. This means it’s win win for Viki as the savings mean they can buy more dramas.

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      It makes me so mad that I pay more for Viki than for any other streaming service and they can’t even pay their subbers. It’s just gross.

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        I have just got an ad for Wong fu productions BTS for the Viki channel. I am glad for Wong fu getting the recognition but shame they had to be associated with a channel that openly exploits their viewers generosity. The video showed how they get subtitles and is clearly going to suck people into wanting to join the volunteers. It’s a real catch 22 for us viewers we want to access the dramas and have the quality subtitles but want the channel to stop taking liberties and just accept the free days of free subbers should be ended now the channel is so successful and they can afford to pay them. They would still get the free advertising from fans spreading the word and would gain more market share as they have much higher quality subtitles and therefore could cover even more dramas and languages.

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Well. Some interesting opinions.

The Door Opened by “Gangnam Style”
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-door-opened-by-gangnam-style

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    The writer takes a stance that is a bit harsh. But knowing several people who immigrated from Korea to the US, all of them say that living there is super competitive and difficult. They love visiting, but would never move back.

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“This guy was talking about something very important (how the meta verse is taking over in every area of our lives) and all I could concentrate on was the abstract whales on the wallpaper behind him

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    Are you sure they aren’t Koi carps?

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    Being able to see a whale anywhere is its own kind of superpower.

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    My husband and I went to dinner at a local restaurant and they had a gift shop which had the cutest birthday card with a whale on it and thought of EAU as well. 😝

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The largest woman- and minority-owned business in the US, a Korean immigrant:

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/celebrity/article/3183637/who-korean-billionaire-thai-lee-sixth-richest-self-made

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    Thanks for sharing, the power of a dad on a mission and an emphasis on education.🥰 I love the way they say she made the money herself turning the failing company around.

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Article about the BTS visit to the White House to fight AAPI Hate, nice video too!
https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2022/06/bts-white-house-visit-aapi-inclusion/661206/

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    That group is really starting to grow on me. Huh. What do you know. What do you know.

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      Me, too. ARMY can be very proud of their guys 👍🏼

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I’m only halfway through the hour but this show is just marvelous. CNN Nomad in Seoul:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/nomad-carlton-mccoy-itinerary-origseriesfilms/index.html

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Only as far as the start of Ep 2 of Our Blues but already thinking of @michh because I want to know where all these places are 🤗

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    Yes! I’m especially interested in the little bar that they ended the day at for the first love story. Adorable!

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    aww hi @bbstl!! super SUPER sorry for the late reply >.< been busy IRL! haven't had the chance to start on Our Blues (..eeps) but hope to at some point 🙆🏻

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      Hi again, and thanks! There’s certainly no shortage of dramas to keep you guys busy!

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        indeed! we’re trying our best to keep up 🥲🥲🥲

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Dear DB Staff,
I just speed-scrolled down the page and flew right past Recent Posts because they’ve been moved to the top! Thanks for that! I think Beanies will like it 👍🏼

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    @bbstl: I am so glad you read this too and posted it here. These young women are amazing individuals. They have survived abuse and have overcome so many obstacles to win those silver medals. Manse!

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