Beanie level: Errand boy

I got swayed today and bought a box of Maxim Coffee… and completely forgot that there already is sugar in the coffee pack! 😆
My son was curious and made a cup for himself… and as he accurately concluded: there should be one spoon less of sugar and one spoon more of coffee in the mixture 😀

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I am really not gifted with these things 😅

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And it somehow posted too early 😅

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I don’t know how to add pictures within the text (and not loose the length)… thus a separate post…

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I was cleaning stuff on my computer and found my attempt for the end of the year review. So here it goes:

When I\’m looking back at this year and try to summarize it somehow, there is one word coming to my mind… unexpected. This year was certainly unexpected. And while the Real Life was unexpected more in a negative way, my Drama Life this year was enriched by some unexpected gems – shows which I didn\’t expect to like (or even watch) and which turned into a ray of sunshine bringing me light and joy in those Gloomy Days around me.

Late spring I met my first unexpected gem – a Chinese drama The Romance of Tiger and Rose. I read just a short synopsis and found the premise of an author getting inside her own script interesting. My expectations though were rather low and I thought I would drop the show after a couple of episodes, as was usual with any of my attempts to venture into Chinese dramaland. And then first episode happened and I had so much fun! And I enjoyed the series until the very end. The shining gem here was the good writing combining humour and clever plot (and humorous criticism of expected gender roles – you go Mom-In-Law!). Special mention goes to the two sidekicks of the leads.

Nearly at the same time came Mystic Pop-Up Bar. An unexpectedly touching drama with great balance between humour and sadness… and with original Other World. I liked nearly everyone there, but the shiniest gem definitely was Hwang Jum Eum (and her hanboks).

Then summer came and I reluctantly checked Into the Ring. Reluctantly, because dramas about politics are not my cup of tea. And what a surprise! I stayed till the end and even liked all the politics. The shining gem was without doubts Gu Sera (and Nana as Gu Sera). I loved her quirkiness and special methods and I chuckled with satisfaction when Gu Sera swung her golf stick. Special mention to the kisses… and the weird camera angles.

The School Nurse Files came during shortening autumn days and all its bizarreness unexpectedly worked for me. Not that I understood everything, but I was touched. I was deeply touched by the students\’ stories and even more by the School Nurse and her neverending fight. Jung Yoomi shined with her plastic sword. And so did Nam Joo Hyuk with his walking stick.

I\’m closing my list of unexpected gems with a show many of you watched when it aired in summer, but I watched it fairly recently, on the verge of autumn when winter was coming. I just one day randomly clicked on the first episode of My Unfamiliar Family and then could not watch anything else until I completed it.
The series has a weekender feel, but goes much deeper and all characters and misunderstandings are very real. The shiny gem here though was for me the character introduced rather late into the story – Lawyer Min Woo (great Kwon Yul). His talking and bright smile always filled me with joy. And his phone call with his mom will forever be in my treasure box of happy-making moments.

May we all also next year meet some unexpected gems in Dramaland which bring at least a bit of joy and happiness into our Real Lives!

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This year… is finally over.
I find it nicely symbolic that (in my part of the World) the first vaccine was approved the same day when the Star of Bethlehem appeared on the sky (the closest conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn). We have a big hope now that this Good News will lead us out of the pandemic… and to happier days with our families and close ones.
Wishing you all safe and healthy 2021 and may we also have many good dramas keeping us company when the restrictions still hold! 😘🍷

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I\’ve just noticed I reached the Errand boy level! – the famous never ending level 😁

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Omg, Psycho is awesome!!
Blowing my socks off…

Kang Tae and Moon Young are both so terribly hurt by their parents… and that\’s maybe their chance for understanding each other. Deeply. And a chance for love, because now I can see that they both may be capable to understand and embrace the dark side of each other and face their demons. And heal what can be healed and respect what can\’t and still help each other grow to be a better and fuller person.

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Beginning of episode 8 is not better. Dohee gets second chance to come clean… and she hurts Haekyung again 😤 Where is the Dohee I loved so much??

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I\’m sooo disappointed with Dohee.
So much, that I had to log on Dramabeans and share my disappointment.
What she is currently doing is just terribly cruel.
And Haekyung is again being suddenly abandoned…
#DinnerMateEp7

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    Thanks. I’m glad I dropped it. I couldn’t stomach the annoying exes anyway.

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Midnight here.
Can\’t believe it has been already 10 years since I found Dramabeans… and even more since I started watching kdramas. Time flies. There are days when I miss the good old Dramabeans and terribly miss the voices of Javabeans and Girlfriday. Girls, I hope you are healthy and happy… and maybe writing some awesome kdrama screenplay 😉🙂

There are also days when I appreciate the new Dramabeans with the huge kdrama fanbase so awesomely friendly and tolerant. Real Life often doesn\’t allow me to interact more, but I\’m trying to make time every Saturday for http://WWW... and it\’s my Healing Time 😉 (Drinking Solo).
May you all manage to find your own healing times in 2020… and may we have plenty of awesome dramas to discuss!
Cheers… and be happy! 🍷😘

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I\’m watching ep 13 (25,26) of No Second Chances and feeling so warm… and having this big smile… 😊…

This is the right drama for the Xmas period 🙂

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Hotel de Luna… wow, didn\’t expect that… (ending of ep 8)…

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Wow, 321 is such a weasel with his resignation… run, Wei Wei, run…
(watching BWGM ep5)

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    I only got to watch the first few minutes of this ep so far. That foot massage looked so painful.

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      I think that’s the reflexology type one… yes can be pretty painful… but I had fun watching that scene 😆

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    why a weasel?

    isn’t it good.. he asked her to leave the job, friend pointed out why should wei wei sacrifice .. so this guy left the job

    pretty logical no?

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      Because he put all blame on Wei Wei. He should have said he had found a new job. What is also the REAL reason he is resignating. I highly doubt he would leave without the secured job. Plus he should have discussed it with Wei Wei.

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        …and I definitely wouldn’t like announcing my wedding via a resignation letter of my boyfriend… without even a prior knowledge…

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Jasper Liu is soooo good…
First his sincerity and sadness when he is letting the heroine go… and then his pain and desperation at the dinner…

(Ep 4 of Before We Get Married)

…also interesting tidbits on Ninja Reflection…

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    the way he signals her to reject the proposal..and then realized his gf holding his hand ruined it..

    this plot is good.. intense romances are always fun

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    Oh the look in his eyes during the hugs was so sad and desperate – and that was even before the kiss. He is good with all the emotions across his face.

    But why he doesn’t tell off miss clingy is even harder to watch.

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      I was totally immersed in Jasper Liu’s acting when he so desperately told WeiWei that he was not able to forget her… the pain was so real…

      I wonder what’s Kehuan’s history with Suffocating Girlfriend that it is so difficult for him to leave her. I love the Sister though.

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        yes I think the little sister is going to help him. Also Wei Wei’s best friend is going to help open her eyes and admit how unhappy she is.
        Really really like this show. Really really hate that this is ONE episode a week. aughh

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Absolute Boyfriend Ep9. Didn\’t expect that ending. 😱 Though I\’m pretty sure Robot is just pretending…

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WWW ep3 – Tammy confronting Ga Kyung about Mogun at the end of the episode felt so much NOT Tammy…. 😕

Before We Get Married ep3 – still pretty good. More layers revealed. And I love the independent sister of Suffocating Girlfriend.

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    lol! I was so pissed off at that scene and all of the ending as well.

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    @dorotka I agree with you about Before We Get Married #3.
    That little sister is going to be the breath of fresh air he needs to find his strength and let go of that suffocating child of a woman he lives with.
    Still like the show – except waiting for ONE episode a week is hard!

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I\’m stuck half way through the sixth (11+12) episode of Angel… am I falling out of love?? Though perhaps it\’s because Ballerina and Angel have too little time together and I don\’t care much about anything and anyone else…

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    That’s one of the problems with this drama. There’s nothing for me too like beyond those two. So when they’re not there and together it’s…boring/annoying…

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    I’m feeling the same way too. I adored the first 4 episodes but when it’s not focusing on those two everything else isn’t all that engaging.

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Elderberry flowers season here… making tons of syrup 😋

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    Ohh ohh! I’ve heard of these berries!! They are cold remedies!

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      That’s true… though… I’m making syrup for daily drinking 😁😁😁
      (Kids love it)

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I had my suspicion about Kang Woo and his belonging to the other side of supernatural beings… and yet the appearance of the wings was a huge shock… in a good way! Bravo writers! 👏

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    So I was the only naive person who never thought he is weird?🤦🏻‍♀️😂 I saw him as a passionate, strict ballet instructor who thinks about nothing but ballet and then BANG! The wings!

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      Omg what??? Till I read this comment I thought those wings were metaphorical to show his turning to dark side.. not that he is actually supernatural.. I so dumb! But you make so much more sense.. cuz i totally didn’t get that while video girl with same face dying in his arms jazz..

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