Beanie level: Errand boy

How great was KDY as the crazy, wanna be nudist, sweet guy in Its Okay not to be Okay?

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Mystic Pop Up Bar is exactly what Hotel Del Luna should have been.

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Me watching It’s Okay Not to be Okay and husband walks in:

Him: woah is that a new Tim Burton movie I know nothing about?

Me: nope. It’s a kdrama 😍😍😍😍

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    I wish Tim Burton’s post 2010 movies were half as good as the 1st episode

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Seems like it has been ages since I have been here. I am at that point again in my life where I have nothing to watch and nothing interests me 🙁 Hopefully the drama gods will take pity on me…

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Music has always been a big part of my life growing up. Coming from a ‘non professional’ music family was one. My grandpa was a great singer and I have lovely memories of us singing together during down time. My father inherited his dads musical abilities too and we would have many impromptu jam sessions.

My choice of music was very diverse from a young age. My dad (born in the 50’s ) and my grandpa (born in the 20’s) had almost different kinds of music that they liked. As a teenager, Britney Spears or the Spice Girls never tickled my fancy as I gravitated more towards alternative rock – Alanis Morisette, Nirvana, Blur, Radiohead. Being born is a completely different country from my parents also meant other languages were open to me too and of course there was MTV of the dish antenna era, which meant more music from different languages got exposed to me.

I work in music now. I work with musicians and I have never been happier.

I have chosen to share a classic Indonesian legendary band here with you. Padi came into my radar during my teens (that dish antenna thing, remember?) and I haven’t stopped listening to them since.

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Someday or One Day is quite possibly the best drama I have seen in a long time. No no! Scratch that! Someday or One Day is the best drama I have ever seen.

Never have I ever expected a Taiwanese drama to produce such a solid story with a stellar cast and an amazing soundtrack. The grief, the heartbreak, the romance, the friendship, the twist and turns, the murder, the time travel. It’s pretty much perfect.

I know a lot has been said about it already on the fan wall. All I want to say is, it is flawless and the cynical me have been trying to find many faults in it. I can’t. It’s just perfect.

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    I must be the most cynical beanie ever. 😛 Anyways I’m glad you all kept liking SOOD so much, maybe we’ll like the same thing someday. 😛

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      Hmm. I need to know you a bit more because usually I can tell which Beanies and I will like the same stuff 😁

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        I think it’s almost perfect and have written so many words on it, it’s wonderful.

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          Yes, I imagined almost everybody would keep liking it, I’m almost embarrassed to admit my feelings about it or say anything much. One more proof I’m the pickiest picky bean that ever was.

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            Oh it’s been 5 episodes and I’m not that into SD1D either but my choices do end up matching more beanies so I sort of know that it will grow on me(hopefully) . But it’s completely fine to not like a show that everyone else did. Maybe you have good and valid criticism regarding it.

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            I would actually be interested in how you feel about my final review, Lixie. I’d be interested in your opinion
            https://invisibledragon.home.blog/2020/02/22/the-past-is-another-country-someday-one-day-episode-13/

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            @wapz I was really liking it after the second episode, it was only after ep 10 and one plot twist that it became less than great in my opinion but maybe you’ll still get into it. I agree, it’s fine not to like a popular show but it’s easier when I’m disliking Hotel del Luna, when it’s Just Between Lovers or BTLIOF you are kind of the weird person kkk.

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            @lixie
            *whispers* I didn’t like JBL either, I dropped it.
            Don’t tell anyone.

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            @leetennant It’s a great review and it made me appreciate the story more for all the main themes, also, as a kid from the 80’s, I can’t post anything against a love letter to walkmans and tapes. 😛 There are some issues I have with the story after ep 10, I can write a small rant on the fanwall later, it’s almost a tradition anyway kkk

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    Ren 😭😭😭😭😭 it’s been officially a week since it’s ended and I still miss them

    I know a lot has been said about it already on the fan wall.

    I think the opposite actually! I feel like this show is still underrated, and more beanies need to see what a gem this show truly is! 🤪🤪

    I hope you had seen the extended scene which is actually just an epilogue that assures us Huang Yu Xuan eventually gets her own HEA after her selfless act! So beautiful! 😭😭😭

    https://youtu.be/tZYiqicuH7s

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      Oppps! This was a bad gif! I didn’t notice they cut odd Huang Yu Xuan in this gif 😡😡

      Here… better gif of bbs 😭

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      Omg I didn’t know it existed! But wait is that CYR or HYX?!?!

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        Huang Yu Xuan 🙂 the epilogue is her own HEA. The time travelling lovers creating a new love story in a new timeline. Without inhabiting or destroying someone’s life’s this time 🙂

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Never Twice musing:

I said it from day 1, Hae Ri is the absolute worst. And Woo Jae is the biggest doormat in the universe.

Also I think this is the longest weekender I have ever seen. When will it end? I am getting tired but I have seen too much to just drop it now.

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    72 half hour segments…it’s close to the end.

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    This is my first weekender and it will also be my last.

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    Also my first so long weekender.
    I’m sticking because it’s only two weekends left, and the YeolMu is super cute.
    HaeRi is probably the most hateable character I’ve watched in ages (along with her mum and her grandad).
    At least Woo Jae has seen the light, it only took him years and being bitten so badly that he has no future, but, man, he’s understood what he and HaeRi Felt was not love. Atleast un a healthy way.

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      I hope he can truly move past her. He is too good for her. Unfortunately you can still see some lingering feelings.

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If you haven’t seen Someday Oneday as yet, then please go ahead and watch it. It is….flawless ❤️

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The one thing I really appreciated about CLOY was that the mothers were all focussed on the happiness of their children. Even Seri’s mum came around in the end. We don’t see rich chaebol mothers acting that way. It was nice.

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    Mums in this drama were fantastic.
    Best one, Dan’s mum. I’m her biggest fan.

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Parasite wins 4! Including Best Picture!!! What a historical moment in Oscar history! Well deserved 👏🏼 👏🏼 👏🏼

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To other people the profession I have chosen for myself is the most boring profession of all time. But I love my job. I love everything about it. The mundane stuff to other people is exciting to me. The stuff that gives other people heart attacks make me look forward to the challenge. The difficult parts of my job to others is a piece of cake for me. I am heartless, authoritative and lay down rules. I am also benevolent, trustworthy and strive to make people happy. I love my job and will love it for as long as I live.

Love
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Sunday morning

I am the luckiest gal in the entire world. The luckiest! I wake up on Sunday mornings with a kiss. I tiny kiss from my gorgeous boy who says, ‘love you, mummy’. Every time it happens my heart breaks a little with joy. Just a year ago he would use sign language to say he loved me.

As my gorgeous boy hurries away, eager to begin his day, I take some time to toss and turn in bed. Its Sunday! Mummy needs a day off, too right? As I drift off to sleep, I feel a little weight over me. Without looking I know exactly which cat has just jumped into bed. ‘Good morning Pus’ I say to my 9-year-old kitty, she responds with a tiny cackle as if to say it’s time to wake up now mum.

By this time, I reach out for my phone to read the morning news (I have always done that since I could remember waking up) and as doom and gloom takes over while reading the news, I feel another energetic weight on my blanket covered legs. I hear a little squabble at the foot of the bed, a tiny hiss here and there, as my 12-kilo second cat confidently walks over me to lick my face. ‘Good morning Nismo’ I say, ‘are you ready for breakfast?’. Feeling like his mission was accomplished of waking me up, he purrs, head bumps and saunters away. But of course, not before squatting the other cat snoozing on my legs.

I grit my teeth a bit. ‘Can I ever sleep in?’ I think, as I hear heavy footsteps coming up the stairs followed by a little one. I hear ‘Good morning’ as he walks in. Holding a coffee cup. ‘I have coffee for you’ he declares as he sits beside me. This time I sit up, making the cat jump out of bed. ‘What is the plan this morning?’ he asks. I say it is the usual. He gives me a tiny kiss and says ‘no worries, see you downstairs’ and he hurries down the stairs to start making breakfast. My little boy asks, ‘what are you going to do, Mum?’. I say ‘the usual, I will watch dramas all day. Because it is a Sunday’

Love,

February

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DramaBeans I totally love you but this is getting ridiculous. Please give us a chance to donate. I don’t want snacks!

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    Yes, give us a chance to donate….
    …. before you piss us off so much we decide not to.

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    These pop-up ads had turned DB into a classic Kdrama ML who doesn’t understand the meaning of “no thank you” and cont. to throw offers at us unfortunate and annoyed Candies.

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So on my usual night-time routine of going through my phone last night, I came across a snippet from Secret Romance – yes, I saw that drama in its entirety, and I am ashamed but Sung Hoon is easy on the eyes and I am vain, okay? – so basically in this scene Sung Hoon’s character was explaining why he kept her bra pad all this time. (For those of you who do not know the story revolves around a one-night stand where the guy ends up with the girl’s bra pad and keeps it in a box like a super perv).

So he says, and I quote, ‘I am thankful because if I didn’t keep it I wouldn’t have been able to remember all the memories that we have shared’ (super cringe! Dude wtf!). Anyway, so I go ‘wait a minute, why does he need a bra pad to remember the ‘memories’? Couldn’t he just remember?’

So that made me think of several things, (a) bad translation? (b) bad writing? (c) dialogue not delivered properly? WHAT IS IT?!?!?

What was the worst/useless dialogue you have ever come across? Please tell me so that I can brush this one aside and be at peace with the world. I have been up all night….

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A huge apology to my Beanie chingus who invited me to (re) watch Heirs with them. I saw it ages ago. Back at a time when I didn’t know any better. I regret watching it. I really do.

All that I remember is Kim Tan (yes, I remember the character name!) slapping a mountain of foundation on his face and crying for his lady love (who as you all know cries a lot too and absolutely detests kissing him back)

Picture added for your viewing pleasure! @katakwasabi @leetennant @msrabbit @sensationalfantasy @ayaan

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    He is orange 🍊.

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      Hey! It hurts his feelings 😆😆😆

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        That is true though. He wasn’t as tan in any of his shows as he was in Heirs but his complexion has remained the same since then so I guess that he used too much foundation earlier.

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          From what I remember the bronzer was in full force in this scene only

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            Maybe the make up artist had a bad day or LMH was being pissy with her. This is so bad 🙈

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            The character description said he was Tan and the make-up artist misunderstood

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            I think the make up artist didn’t like the forced kiss and did this as silent protest.

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            The make up in this show is universally awful. They all look plastic like their faces will crack if they try a facial expression. And their hair looks moulded on like dolls.

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      I blame the makeup artists, to be fair.
      then again, didn’t he have a mirror?

      and yet again, I remember wearing some TERRIBLE makeup when I was between 19 – 22 years old.

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    I feel the same way. Such a terrible drama, I watched it because it was one of my first dramas and for some reason it is really high rated, when it shouldn’t. The ML bullies the FL who clearly doesn’t like to be kissed or be near him. It’s not love, call it whatever you want. And both of them are as beautiful as unexpressive.
    Had it been now I wouldn’t have finished the first episode.

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      Exactly! I was a newbie drama watcher too back then so I watched it because of a ratings and like I said I didn’t know any better.

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    Errgghh my eyes!!

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    I think this is the first drama that taught me how healthy it is to drop a bad drama. I remembered choosing the delightfully makjang Secret over this, and that was one decision I never regretted. 4 eps of Heirs is more than enough to scarred me for life.

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      Oh is that secret with Ji sung? That drama was great, I could have strangled the second lead.
      Maybe that is why I didn’t watch heirs the first time around!

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      For me it was Marriage not Dating. I loathed it. And people LOVED it! MND taught me that it was okay to hate what others loved 😬

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    This is terrifying, did he put foundation on his lips too?

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    lol @ Kim Tan (yes, I remember the character name!) slapping a mountain of foundation on his face and crying for his lady love (who as you all know cries a lot too and absolutely detests kissing him back)

    that is a very accurate description of both Leads, yes. lol

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      The kissing scenes were horrible. She would visibly shake. Ugh!

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    I dropped this drama early on. Could not watch. And this is the me who watched pretty much everything at that time.

    Thanks for tagging me, but I am not doing the rewatch thingy. Once is too much already. I just read beanies great comments and occasionally chime in in recaps. Fighting, beanies!

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    The make up artist probably misunderstood that we need to see Tan in Kim Tan just like Tan thinks he is thinking when he writes his poetry.

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What up with Hyun Bin speaking in pout? Hahahha! As much as he is great, the only person who can pull off a pout is Kim Young Kwang.

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    Kim Young Kwang can pull A LOT that nobody else can! Have you noticed the number of facial expressions he can make in under 3 seconds?!! Or the number of emotions he can clearly show in that time… Yeah I’m a huge fan! 😁

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    Agreed. KYK also has the most believable ayego too!

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      Most adorable!

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      He is capable of doing ayego while wearing a 3-piece designer suit and towering over his male costar. I cannot think of ANY actor coming close to that even by a mile!

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        Ah I am so glad so many beanies are agreeing with me here hehe! And yes! You are right!

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    The king of pouting 👑

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    I agree!

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    So true, he is the best speaking in pout😁

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This was a deeply underwhelming kiss scene. Come on guys! Do better!

Ps: Maybe HB forgot how to kiss after kissing PSY in MoA? Who knows?

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The second half is Sky Castle was hard to watch. The death, the murder, the agony was almost too much to handle. But I realise why it created such a buzz when it initially aired. It deserves all the hype. A truly solid drama with a solid cast made a compelling watch.

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Episode 15, 16 and 17 of Sky Castle packed a punch that I did not expect. WOW!

And this woman is my villain of the decade! Incredible!

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    Pity she didn’t win Baeksang award for her role 💔 Coach Kim was def the role for Kim Seo Hyung. I couldn’t picture anyone else playing this.

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Watching Sky Castle for the very first time and it is good no doubt BUT I want it to end.

I am on ep 10 and all I want is to find out what happens in the end. For some reason my least favourite character is the new writer lady on the block. She is the righteous one, according to the writers, but I find her overly nosy. Just mind your own business please ahjumma…

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    I remember quite a few people felt that way about her at the time. I did not but you’re not alone.

    My advice: take a break from it. We had it doled out two eps a week for over two months. It’s dense and intense. I think you’ll appreciate it more if you stop and let it sit for a while.

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      Thank you for the advise because you are correct. This is not a drama to binge

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