Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

Let’s try that again with the full link
Korean TV’s Unlikely Star: Subway Sandwiches
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/14/business/media/subway-product-placement-korea.html?referringSource=articleShare

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    @mindy would be interested to know BTIMFL is also mentioned.

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      They didn’t mention many specific shows and in fact said that Subway has been used in “at least 17 dramas” which just made me spit up laughing. Like, 170. Or 1700. 🤣

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      Ha! Thanks for letting me know, Ally! It made me finally click on the article, LOL.

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    I might be immune to product placement. There’s very little that would make me buy a Subway, unless it meant I’d meet a 🔥🔥🔥 Korean Hallyu actor there, and that’s not going to happen where I live. Can you imagine, “Would you Like Song Joong-ki or Lee Jong-suk with your foot-long sub?”

    Why am I always thinking about eating??

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OH myflaminggod, this article is in the Sunday NYTimes, including reference toDramabeans!👏🏽

Korean TV’s Unlikely Star: Subway Sandwiches
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/14/business/media/subway-pro

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Cool Joseon era photos on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/-PBIvijslo0

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In case anyone thinks Korean Fried Chicken happened at Shake Shack by accident:

https://www.pri.org/stories/2015-03-22/korea-pulling-out-all-stops-popularize-its-cuisine

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    Thank you for sharing!

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    I love it. Then there’s also dramaland proselytizing, sneakily brainwashing us into craving savory meat wrapped in lettuce, many, many bowls of side dishes, feeling horny when we see a bowl of ramyeon … Black ops marketing—it’s working!😂

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      I can now report that I ate the Korean chicken sandwich, fries with Korean sauce AND the “Korean” vanilla/caramel-y shake and they were all GREAT. Shake Shack really got it right for me 😋
      (Can’t believe I initially posted this on the morning of Jan 6, that feels like a lifetime ago now 😢)

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omg, I may not be able to get real Korean Fried Chicken in my town but now I can go to Shake Shack!
🍗🍗🍗

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/05/business/shake-shack-korean-fried-chicken/index.html

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    “Unlike “Dynamite,” “Life Goes On” received virtually no radio play, so purchases and streams by fans pushed it to the top of the chart, making it the first Korean song to get there.”
    I enjoy listening to “Dynamite” but they have so many other lovely songs that I would love to hear played on the radio.

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@ally-le, thought of you when I saw this 😁

How to Pretend You’re in Quebec City Tonight
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/travel/Quebec-City-vacation-at-home.html?referringSource=articleShare

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“Man with Limited Artistic Skill Draws Pet Portraits for Charity”

https://www.distractify.com/p/bad-pet-portraits-charity

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    🤣🤣🤣 Also no understanding of basic cat anatomy – they have four legs and one tail. A few of these are actually really good as caricatures, the rest are hilarious and or frightening.

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    Thank you!! I didn’t realise I needed this in my life. Now I wish I had a pet, so I could have its portrait done.

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      That’s just how I felt and I wanted to share it with Beanies! 🤪

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    Honestly, I kind of like them.

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      Yeah! I just love them (and how hard they made me laugh) 😹

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Omo! Kimchi Wars

Is China Laying Claim to Kimchi, Too? Some South Koreans Think So
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/01/world/asia/south-korea-china-kimchi-paocai.html?referringSource=articleShare

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Following are two wonderful,articles about the great people of South Korea. The comments on the Peace Corps story brought me to tears.

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Kimchi Making at Home Was Going Out of Style. Rural Towns to the Rescue.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/21/world/asia/kimchi-kimjang-south-korea.html?referringSource=articleShare

She Helped South Ko

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    kimchi has become immensely popular in Estonia. Probably because we already have our own fermented (regular) cabbage with grated carrots, cumin seeds and salt. That tho includes a stomping process which is physically hard.
    our weather has become very humind, chilly, rainy, it feels colder than dry -20C which would be normal. so I guess the spicy kimchi helps us banish that humidity and dampness. but I am not sure how many are making it right. making the rice flour base for the sauce etc. I won´t give my recipe but it is pretty good. I also add kimchi to stews and soups. trouble is napa cabbages are mostly poor quality here.

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      Cool! I’m not ambitious enough to make my own so I depend on commercial kimchi that comes from Chicago.

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        I make it mostly because then I know what´s in it. and there is not a lot of commercial kimchi available here, the offer is mostly from either korean restaurants or people making it at home ( there is one rapper-poet whose kimchi is very popular)

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    Wow! I first saw that job in Into the Ring and thought it was super weird, never imagined it had such a story behind, and how important it was for women who needed to provide for their families. Yakult ajummas, fighting! 😘

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BTS 1, China 0

Opinions | China went up against a K-pop giant — and lost
Chinese nationalists were met with opposition not only from fans but also from regular Chinese netizens.
Opinion by Arthur Tam

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/10/26/bts-china-spat-korean-war/

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This is my favorite thing in a long time (not counting @azzo1’s wedding). A 5 yr old made this happen.

https://www.facebook.com/Baby-yoda-fights-fires-105042248019357

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The cat I had in mind. @yyishere, @sicarius, @ally-le

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    Super spooky cat.

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    *imagines @sicarius pulling this behind her as she casually walks down the sidewalk*

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      Whilst an extremely ominous and creepy version of some nursery rhyme plays… This really is a horror au now

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        . . . on a tinkly toy piano *nods*

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          Read whilst listening to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUqcaAocZ7s

          The night is dark and mist hangs low about the streets, wrapping itself like a scarf around buildings, caressing the lampposts that shed their wan light into the gloom. A gust of wind sends the dead leaves of last autumn scuttling along the sidewalk, but does nothing to lift the fog.

          Music plays. You shiver. The tinny piano melody floats down the street, disembodied. To you horror, you find yourself singing along under your breath… “pOp goes the weasel…”

          A different sound joins. You wonder what it is at first, then realise it’s the sound of wheels rattling over the cobblestones. They click and clack and bump and jerk.

          Another sound joins. It sends ghost spiders crawling down your back.
          The sound of bells.

          The words of the nursery rhyme catch in your throat.

          A figure emerges from the night. It is strangely shaped, tall and gangly and all in black, and its head seems twisted and mutated. Something catches the orange light of the street lamp, but you can’t make out what it is.

          It moves on, agonizingly slowly.
          You see it drags behind it a sword that scrapes the cobblestones, like nails on a chalkboard. And then farther behind tied to a string, that emerges from the mist like harbinger of misfortune… a toy cat on small metal wheels. It has a bell around its neck that jingles.

          But you could’ve sworn you heard more than one bell.

          Then it hits you.

          The distorted head shape, the strange glinting in the streetlight… the only distinguishing feature of the figure…
          A three pointed jester hat, with bells on the end.

          The fog clears ever so slightly. The figure pauses. The music stops.
          You stand frozen in your doorway, unaware you’re holding your breath.

          A voice sifts through the cold night shadows.
          “come and plaaaAAyyYYY withh meeEEeee.”
          The figure turns and looks directly at you, cocking its head to one side.

          Your hair stands on end. Your chest constricts. Cold terror washes over you.
          An ominous cackle echoes on the rising wind.

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      I’m imagining this upside down, with a helmet and a unicycle attached to it for a bizarre circus-y look. There would be sensors attached to the helmet, which would beep out loud, the volume determined by the proximity of Cat to Human, to warn road, alley and sidewalk users that there’s an upside cat in the vicinity.

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      I’m totally picturing this right now.

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    This but… upside down was what I was picturing lol

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I woke up smiling because today is @azzo1’s wedding day! Hope it was lovely and that nothing like this
happened!
https://youtu.be/oeMDOwyGSdA

We love you, azzo!!! 🎂🥂🍾

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Okay, HERE is the video for my song for azzo (I hope) 😬

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@ally-le
Here is my song for azzo ❤️
White Love Story from Coffee Prince
https://youtu.be/SQALI1l8qJo

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    A classic and still so good!

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      I loved it so much at the time that I “sang” along with it halfway from Indianapolis to St Louis. Waaaah, the old days when an OST could sweep me away 😢

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