Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

I have started Sweet Teeth. Mainly because it’s about a librarian 🙂
The second episode is better than the first but that’s not saying much as the first ep was ROUGH. The FL kept trying to wave her fist/point her finger in impotent rage at the ML and the actress canNOT pull the gesture off. I’ve never seen such bad acting. So, FL is a librarian (all I’ve seen her do so far is knock over a set of shelves and lean against other shelves in golden light and read. Makes me think of someone’s idea of what a librarian does rather than what a librarian actually does) and she owns a cafe with her besties–a famous social media influencer, and a doctor. ML is a professor in the dental school as well as a working dentist.
Like a said, 2nd ep is better. Everyone is pretty cute. This is exactly what I needed.

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I feel like every few months/once a year or so I need to remind people of this song. I don’t know WHY I do but I do. So if you haven’t listened to this today: you’re welcome. I have it on repeat!

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    I loved the scenes when he played guitar with his father in Heartstring. This drama had a great OST. I really liked when Cn Blue was playing it in their concerts.

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    This song made me smile. Thanks 🙂

    JYH was my first oppa for a reason. He’s such a ray of light. I hope he gets more and more good opportunities because I believe he’s worth it.

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      He is my number 2 on my ultimate bias list. 2nd only to Rain. Not even Jackson Wang is on this list. He made it but was demoted. Ah well. I love him!

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        I know we don’t really know the actors and actresses because what we see on screen isn’t likely to be their real sides, but so far JYH has been one of my “happy viruses” on screen: whenever I see him, I feel like I’m happier.

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          That’s just so exactly it.im at work right now and an article popped up on my computer about that guy from EXO who just got 13 years for rape and I wanted something happy. No one fills that bill quite like JYH. But of course that brought up the drama with the guy who used to be in CNBlur……admire them for their talent (and, ya know, superior beauty) but as for them as humans…we don’t know them

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I finished it! I flipping finished it! This may be my only bean this year but it was a bean hard flipping won!
I will say, I will miss the judge (I know I didn\’t love this drama as I don\’t know a single characters name) going to the internet to try and figure out human interactions. I did full on love the interaction between him and his staff where they were trying to explain to him he needed to propose and he just….did not understand. But the internet explained it to him.
And I am 100% convinced that Gwan Nam (the taekwondo instructor/singer/bestie to all) and the manager have a slow burn loveline happening. I would want a season 2 focusing on them and the actor getting a happy ending outside of the acting world (and not with the judges ex for pities sake)…but….yeah, no season 2 necessary here.

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I am finally getting around to ep 15 in Love in Contract.
I have zero idea what is happening. Why is the judge wanting to runaway? What does he have to do with making Madam Yoo disappear before TJP blows up? So many questions that I don\’t care about the answer to! Can my otp just be cute? When everyone started the sob fest I had a sudden need to go and do my laundry…..

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@raonah did you watch Marks live from Atlanta show last night? It was fun! He only sang like 2 of the songs from his album I don\’t like. He announced he\’s been told he can\’t accept drinks from fans/the crowds anymore. Which….I feel like there\’s a story there and also like that\’s something he should have already known? I loved after it was over there was a little clip show of him growing up with GOT7 and then a clip of a bunch of his fans saying how proud they are of him. He had two backup dancers and sometimes he looked startled to see them, which was hilarious.

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    No, I didn’t watch it but it sounds like it was fun. I wonder if someone tried to poison him or something and that’s why he can’t accept drinks anymore. Or maybe he just realized that someone could put anything in there and it wasn’t a good idea to accept them.
    Did he do any martial arts tricking? Did he sing any GOT7 songs?

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I\’m finding that I\’m finding that I really like Love in Contract but this plot line with Hae Jind family and the Eena group and ESPECIALLY his dang brother and mother can all be left on somebodys cutting room floor as far as I\’m concerned.
And Hae Jin needs a dang hug and I really need someone to give it to him. As long as it\’s not his stupid mom or brother I don\’t care who. Can his dumb cat at least like him a little now? He\’s SO SAD.

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I want to be the over dramatic villain in a kdrama and over dramatically throw things at people. As an actor. I don\’t want to be an actual villain. Shudder.

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    I take a martial arts class so I can hit things, without being a villain.😊

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    Also, I realise this is a tangent, but you piqued my interest and I looked up places you can go to break stuff! This article has a list of places in North America, for example: https://www.brit.co/trending-topics

    I don’t know if there’s a place where you can throw things *at* people, though. Maybe axe-throwing and archery would be suitably satisfying as substitutes? I just wish we could do this stuff for free…🤣

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Ok, I love that he just changed the cat\’s name. It\’s a whole different level of petty.

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Well I missed the show but in a couple of weeks there will be a live show online. Or maybe it\’s recorded? I don\’t know, but I\’ll see the show then. @raonah

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So, today is supposed to be Mark Tuan Day! I have the evening off. The tickets are purchased. I asked a new coworker to go with me since I have horrible anxiety and sometimes I have trouble walking into places alone so triggery places for me are places that are going to be crowded. Liiiiiiike Mark Tuans concert.
My new coworker has been exposed to COVID and while she feels fine she doesn\’t think she should go. Which makes sense and is responsible responsible.
But this is absolutely something that I can\’t do by myself so I probably won\’t go. And I may cry. So.

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Beanies, my car situation is still an entire fluster cluck (stolen at the beginning of the month) however today we are dwelling on happy things! Happy things like me going to Mark Tuans concert on Tuesday! And going to Peter Cincotti s concert next month! Peter isn\’t a kpop guy but he\’s been one of my favorite jazz musicians since like 2005 and he\’s never once toured anywhere near me. So I\’m super pumped about both!

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    I hope you have SO MUCH FUN! And that your car and everything else get unclucked rapidly.

    Mark is coming to my city next month but it’s sold out. 😕

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    Yay I hope they’re both super fun! And I hope your car situation is over soon!

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    You’re going to see Mark! Omg! Have a great time!

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    I’m liking the fact that you’re going to Peter Cincotti’s concert! Have a great time at both concerts though! 🙂

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      I FLOVE Peter Cincotti. I started following him on fb this year and he’s responded/interacted with my comments every time (probably because he doesn’t get a ton of interactions) and each time I lose my dang mind. Gosh he’s so talented. And his new album GAH. Like the GaGa cover ALONE. Do not get me started I fangirl so hard over him it’s a bit embarrassing!

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        How cool that he responded! He is talented. I don’t recall exactly when or where I heard about him for the first time, but one of the first things I heard with him was the song “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”, a duet with Renee Olstead on her album, and thinking that he was quite interesting. I’ll have to check out his new album.

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          I love Renee Olsteads first album but not anything really after that. She reminds me of Christina Aguilera –gorgeous voice. Just not a thing I feel like hearing.

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          @korfan I just got home from the Peter Cincotti concert. I don’t know if you’ve seen him in concert before but if you haven’t (or have, shoot) and the opportunity arises: GO. It was SUCH a good show! He stood outside after and signed autographs. I didn’t get an autograph though because when I went to shake his hand and get my pic taken with him I melted like a popsicle all over the floor and squeaked and squealed in turn. I should have taken tomorrow off. I have no idea how I’m going to sleep tonight. The show was SO GOOD. I am on cloud 9.

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            @isthatacorner That’s so fantastic!! I’m so happy to know you went!! 🙂 Sounds like you had a great time. The squealing is totally understandable. Heh! 🙂
            Hopefully one day I’ll have to opportunity to go to one of his concerts also.

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    Congrats! I can’t believe you didn’t tag me. I’m so happy for you! Have a great time at the concert! I want to hear all about it 💚

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      Oh my goodness. I didn’t tag you. All this time I’ve been like where is RaOnAh?! But I didn’t even tag you. I’m a mess.
      When my manager was trying to make her decision I was like, will a picture of Mark Tuan help in anyay? And she said, well it wouldn’t hurt. So I sent her a pic of Mark and Milo and not for nothing,my request came through! I will have loads to say I. Wedn6and I will CERTAINLY tag you! I am just now getting around to the album that Jackson dropped before magic man (March of this year) I like this one so much more than magic man. It’s a completely different vibe! Closer to mirrors than what he’s releasing now.

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        Lol! I’m glad I happened to see it!
        It’s so hard to keep up with all the guys releasing so much stuff!
        I look forward to hearing all about the concert!

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Ok. I surprisingly not at all listened to no one\’s advice and just clicked on Viki and picked a drama with a pretty thumbnail. So I\’m 8 minutes away from the end of ep 2 if Love in Contract. I obviously love the leads. And 2ndly what in the world am I watching?! What is happening in this drama? Who are these people? Are they spies? Did she used to be a prostitute? Honestly. I am SO confused.

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    Also, I love that the celebrity has a cat that he’s low-key scared of because the cat hates him. Doesn’t stop him from loving the creepy thing.

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      Even if I didn’t like the rest of the cast, I would watch for Jamie the Cat alone.

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    If you read the comments section you will see we ALL went through that ‘what is this, I thought it was supposed to be a rom com’ phase. Guessing the male leads job and the female leads backstory is another theme.
    It does find it’s way after the first four episodes but by then you will have decided if you love it or hate it. A few people walked before then and I think if they had endured they would probably be enjoying it now. Compared to some of the rubbish I have stuck with in order to get the bean this show is not a problem and now I am on the other side I am glad I stayed. I will confirm that it is not your average love story and it is interesting what is keeping us watching, again, the comments section will show you we are all pulled in by different characters and certain elements of the story. Last week’s comments were particularly lively so definitely worth a read when you get to those episodes. I am glad I am watching with the group with this one and I have enjoyed sharing my theories on what is ‘really’ going on.

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      Soooo i shud i give it another try? I dropped after 1. I’m not sure why but i have the attention span of YT shorts these days (which ironically i can spend an hour scrolling uselessly 🤦🏻‍♀️)

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        Depends what else you have on the go but I am enjoying it much more these days compared to the first couple of episodes.

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Well. Someone stole my car.

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Beanies I heart y\’all. Each and every one of you. Whether you interact with my posts or not.
Anyway. I have missed out on all the dramas this year.
Can yall recommend some good dramas that I missed out on this year?

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    Extraordinary Attorney Woo 🙂

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    2022:
    Alchemy of Souls
    Kiss Sixth Sense (thru ep. 10; the rest is optional)
    My Liberation Notes
    Sh**ting Stars

    Swords-and-sorcery fantasy, rom-com+fantasy, slice of life, workplace comedy+romance. Take your pick. Good Job was happy, lightweight fun, too.

    So glad things are going a bit better for you!

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      I second that Kiss Sixth Sense recommendation (and the optional part).

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    Never Give Up
    25-21
    Our Beloved Summer
    EAW
    Ghost Doctor
    Yumi’s cells 2 for Jinyoung
    Good Job

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    These are the ones I like. Not sure if you will, but here they are:

    2521
    Sh**ting Stars

    One oldie that I just watched:
    Love in the Moonlight

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    How are you doing Isa?

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    Once Upon a Small Town
    25-21
    My Liberation Notes
    Shooting Stars

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Ok. The money situation has worked itself out. I\’m in my apartment. My internet almost works on a consistent basis. I just need a ding dang couch and I\’ll be…. content for the moment. I\’ll be able to rejoin my weekly watch next week and maybe even start watching dramas for fun again next week!!!
Also, my crush is still ridiculous. And I\’m pretty sure he thinks I\’m a massive dork and I\’m too old for him. I have no idea how old he is but he is way way too pretty and I feel too old and dorky in his presence. I also tend to twirl around him. Such a weirdo. Me. Not him.

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    I am glad you are back I was going to send out search and rescue as you were MIA. So pleased that you finally got your place sorted. I was wondering what had happened to the mission to have conversations with your crush. Are you into music? You could ask what music he was into as a teen or the classic theme tune to his youth to see if you can work out his era in school? Some people like music from another era though so it may not help. Films at the cinema or kids tv may be other options and you can bring in your colleague so it’s not just him.

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    Ugh, I missed your troubling situation because I went into isolation. (Not really, but you know what I mean.)

    I’m glad the money stuff has worked out and you’re off your brother’s couch and out of that whole situation. You deserve better. I don’t have a couch for you, but really really reach out if you need help with anything else, or help moving a couch.

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    The crush is adorable. I hope you get a couch or something to sit on to enjoy your dramas soon!

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    I say, yay! Woohoooo! and enjoy the crush. Twirl, girl!

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    Awww i love weird and i hope he does too! Also wishing everything settles for you soon and you have peace & fun again.

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    The situation is so cute. It’s always good to have something/someone you feel good with around.

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    🙂

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    I’m glad these things are sorted but I’m sorry about your car 😔

    Nothing wrong with a ridiculous crush; crushes are by nature ridiculous. (Also nothing wrong with a younger man 😎 )

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Things are just….bad.
I\’ve made it to MN. I\’ve started the new job. I\’ve been living on my brothers couch for 3 weeks and it\’s been worse than anticipated. I am treated to near nightly lectures on how amazing he is.
Whatever.
I found an apartment! And was told that I could move in today–the one day that people can help me move except
1. For some reason my first paycheck was 70 dollars. My manager said she\’ll figure it out on Monday but…
2. I was supposed to move TODAY and without the paycheck I can\’t pay the deposit.
3. I lose the apartment and get to restart the apartment hunt.
4. Back to my brothers couch. Where it\’s very, very clear I\’m not wanted.
5. I can\’t stop crying. makes for a great working day. I don\’t feel like working.this paycheck was less than a dollar an hour and while it will get fixed eventually it\’s basically ruining a whole bunch of other stuff. Annnnnnd my intrusive thoughts are BAD right now.

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    Ouch, that’s so much to deal with! You’ve been very brave to take on the move and the new job and it must be so frustrating to have to cope with these setbacks on top of the big life changes. Is there anything that usually helps to deal with the intrusive thoughts? For me it’s doing one-off/short-term volunteer work that requires concentration (delivering groceries for the food bank) but if focusing totally on self-care works for you, do it!

    It WILL get better! Virtual hugs if you’re comfortable with them. Virtual kick in the pants to your brother. 😡

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    You really can’t catch a break! I hope the pay thing is sorted quickly because that’s just one more hurdle that you don’t need right now.

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    Isa!!! We love you and know this is just a bump in the road. I hope the apartment manager will be lenient if you you explain the situation. Housing is hard right now. My kdrama-watching secretary just got an eviction notice as well. Her apartment is more than what she can afford right now with 2 kids as a single working parent not getting child support. A couple of us gave her her holiday bonus early, to help her make ends meet. I hope you can make the best of this. Honestly, where’s that book deal? I hope you do write some day. You have enough experiences to fill an anthology! Fighting!

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    I am sorry that you are going through this. I am sending you positive vibes. Don’t give up!

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Oooooh Beanhomies.
I was shelving and twirling (wearing the best twirly skirt) and I kept coming to the hot guy to get my books checked out and every time he would remove his mask and GRIN AT ME. And laugh at my.excessive amount of books. Swoon y\’all. Legit swoons.
Anyway. I twirled and swooned over for my last stack of books to be checked out. His mask was dangling by one ear and he says, \”by the way [isa] didn\’t you say you like BTS?\”
Me (gasp, slam hands on desk) coworker jumps a foot in the air and looks at us: NO, I do NOT like BTS.
HG, jumps back, startled: oh, well I watched their special on Disney plus…..
Coworker: tf? THEY HAVE A SPECIAL ON DISNEY PLUS?!
Me, hand to heart startled: you don\’t like them either?
Coworker, ranting ominously about BTS related things I do not understand: once upon a time…
Poor, befuddled hot guy: I just wanted to say I watched the special and though of you…..if you don\’t like BTS who\’s that guy that [coworker] posted that you\’re a fan of?
Me, excessive pep: JACKSON WANG!
Coworker: he\’s beautiful
Me: he IS
Poor hot guy seemed so confused : who is he?
Coworker and I fall over ourselves explaining Jackson Wang. She isn\’t a GOT7 or BTS fan any longer but she has wistful memories of her time as an aghase.
Poor hot guy didn\’t talk to me at all yesterday. Probably scared the poor thing.

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    Bless him he probably plucked up all his courage to have that conversation and then got stereo dismissal and probably feels super exposed now. What’s stopping you instigating a conversation if he is that gorgeous what are you waiting on?! If he likes BTS he may like other artists or K drama?

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      I don’t know! I turn into some lunatic whenever this dumb man is around. At one point last week I realized I was low-key stalking him. I didn’t know he was on the floor and I HID BEHIND A PILLAR AND STARED AT HIM. I had to take a minute like….woah friend. Where’d you misplace your sanity? And I did not have an answer.

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        You have been watching way too many K dramas! I am sure I have seen that scene🤣

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    HG probably watched the BTS special so that he could talk to you!!! We need to find a common interest for you two!

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      Ok. You are all welcome to come to my library, strike up a conversation with HG and find some common grounds because I am in these streets FLAILING on my own.

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        I think I’m on the wrong side of the Atlantic, otherwise I’d totally do it! I take my wingperson responsibilities very seriously!😁

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          I am in the same metro area as isa and HG, but alas, there is a river crossing that locals are famous for not attempting. I shall allow isa to flail for a bit with the hope that she will find her footing. Not to mention, some socially awkward weirdo from the east side of the river coming over to hype isa might not be quite the solution to this problem.

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            If this is going the kdrama way, HG would probably find Isa’s flailing rather charming, and then at one point, catch her when she accidentally trips whilst flailing and they’ll have their first accidental kiss. This will all work out without anyone’s intervention!☺️

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    Y’all I did apologize for my extreme reaction. I didn’t even mean to do it! He just laughed and said it was the best reaction he’s ever gotten to anything in his life. I see where I went wrong! But it’s like some anti-bts misfit took over my body in that moment.

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    If I get this right you two work together? So you can communicate via your special power that is your ability to capture the world around you with words. Choose a topic, you could start with music as he brought it up and remembered you liked Korean pop even if he got confused about the artists. You could ask who he is into, what if you sent him a link to a Jackson Wang clip or something else? I think once you use the medium you are clearly comfortable in you will showcase your humour and depth of knowledge. I think you’re into sci fi? Maybe he is too?

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      The other thing it is essential to clarify is whether he is available. Unless of course you just like chatting to attractive men but have no interest in taking it further…

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        Such great ideas! I could have used your advice in my single days when I also actively ran away from the men I found attractive!🤣

        This is why I’m enjoying reading your experiences, @Isa – I can relate!

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          🏃‍♀️ 🤣 We have all been there I don’t get how age seems to be irrelevant when we are overwhelmed with someone’s attractiveness, we immediately turn into awkward teenagers😳

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    This is the best series currently running. Sharp writing, highjinks, and an early plot twist! I’m eagerly awaiting the next episode.

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    I understand, people think that kpop/korea equals BTS. I react the same every time someone starts talking to me about them.
    But the most hilarious part is that he thought JACKSON WANG FROM CHINA was a BTS member, he confused Sunie with who?LMAO aigoo hot guy.

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    I feel like this story perfectly encapsulates the “I’m not a serial killer, I’m just really passionate about things” part of you. Which is why we all love you, and I’m sure hot coworker will also come to understand it in his own time.

    Also, to be fair, I’m also not a BTS fan (they’re fine, just not my faves by a long shot) and have had a similar reaction in the same kind of situation. And I know you’re not really a superfan anymore, but I’ve very recently jumped on Jackson Wang bandwagon. That dude is unfairly attractive. It should be illegal to be that hot.

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    I think you need to begin a kpop club in your branch and HG needs to be your assistant.

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Day 3 at the new library.
1. There is a guy there that is hot like fire. He introduced himself to me and I tripped over my own tongue like I was 16 with my most impassioned crush. Embarrassing.
2. Someone welcomed me with a gif of Jackson Wang and I may have lost my mind a little bit.
3. I was working the circ desk with this guy and he turned to me, \”did you say you like kdramas?\” I DO!! And Beanhomies, so does he! We chatted over dramas for the next hour.
I\’m still feeling my way around the library but so far, the people rock.

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    Y’all. This guy is so hot I actually had to call my best friend from when I was 16 and had an intense crush on a boy that absolutely floored me. For reference this guy in the library kinda looks like Manny Jacinto with a fuller face.

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      Sounds like a dream, isa! And here’s sending all the good vibes in the universe to you. Question of the minute: Is hot guy single?

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        Ally. I can’t even look this human in the face! I certainly have not been able to strike up a conversation. He’s too hot, Ally. TOO HOT. I blush and run away! I have a convoluted route to get to my desk to avoid his.

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          It’s our next rom-com? :p

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          Oh my, this is a series in the making. Can’t wait for the next episode!

          Congrats on starting the new job and finding compatible coworkers – I hope it keeps on being a Good Place.

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            Yes, @isa has me hooked now, and I need to find out what happens next!! 👀

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        “Is hot guy single?”
        Probably not for long.

        But the real question: which guy has the Birth Secret???

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      Manny Jacinto? Damn.
      Now everything makes sense.

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      Ummmmm, ask him if he maybe at one time worked in the Ramsey County system, and might be the guy I kept telling my daughters to dress up and go to the damn library and get me a son-in-law. But maybe don’t phrase it like that.

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    the drama guy is the HOT guy?

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      Oh no, the drama guy is just some guy who likes dramas. I’m going to watch 2 eps of Mr. Queen and he’s going to watch two eps of ISWAk.
      Hot guy I haven’t spoken to!

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        I already see a love triangle here. Cold and emotionally unavailable hot guy who isa can’t even say 2 words to falls head over heals for her because she’s playing hard to get vs beta male who shares common interests with our heroine and has great conversations with her. Only in a kdrama would the former win. 😆

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          Damn, now I’m torn between wanting what’s best for isa and wanting what makes the best plot.

          @isthatacorner, who do you want to play you in the televised version of your life? Since Manny Jacinto has already been cast as HOT Guy, who should be Drama Guy?

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          This is literally what I was thinking.

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        ISWAK 😀 the old taiwanese one right.. with Ariel?
        😀 😀 .. their opening credit song is really nice

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    Hot guy!?!!
    Am all ears to hear about further development 😀

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So. I had my bag on my shoulder, waved goodbye to the people I had met so far when I heard behind me, \”Oh,hey, real quick before you go,is that a screengrab of \”It\’s Ok to Not be Ok\” on your locker?\”
I have a poster that I made of all of my favorite things on my locker. BSB, pigs, juice/smoothies, kdramas, and GOT7. For kdramas I have a grab from IOTNBO. I left my first day of work 20 mins late as we talked about dramas.

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    Yay! That’s awesome, hopefully, more to come out of that conversation!

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    Whoa, scooooore! And on Day 1, no less! How fun 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

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    Yay, that’s a great start!

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Y\’all. I was minding my business. Doing my hair in preparation for the new job in the morning and I thought to myself, \”Kyle,\” –thats what I call myself, Kyle–\”Kyle, let\’s watch a drama.\” I went to Netflix. I went to the illegal site and finally I went to viki. I clicked on a drama without even reading the summary just thought to myself that\’s a cute thumbnail. The first ep was cute. But as the credits were rolling I saw something horrifying.
A couple. Walking under a red umbrella.
I looked the drama up on mdl.
I\’m watching a cdrama remake of Pretty Noona. According to mdl there are some major differences–they are step sibs and not childhood friends, where they work is different, and apparently they never break up. On the whole it\’s supposed to be way lighter then the source material.
How….how did this happen to me?

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    Please can you share the title I need to read up on that drama I am struggling to see how that works as a remake.

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      It’s Love the Way You Are. It doesn’t feel like Pretty Noona though, so that’s a good thing.

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        Thank you 😊

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        I have read that synopsis before and didn’t make any connections but then I remembered what I knew of as Something in the rain is called Pretty Noona who buys me food so maybe that link with providing food in his childhood. I still can’t see how anyone made the link between the two dramas and if I had watched it probably still would be none the wiser. Luckily, it sounds like you caught it early. So you have the choice to see if they did a better job or run away while you still can.

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          It’s weird because in some ways it’s nothing at all like Pretty Noona other than it’s a Noona romance and in other ways there’s no denying it.
          For example, their entire back story is different than Pretty Noona, male lead doesn’t have an older sister at all in this drama and is actually a part of her family (step brother or something) so the plot with him not being good enough for her because of his poor/ socially inferior family isn’t an issue at all (so far anyway). But then there are scenes that are frame by frame the same. She skips out on going clubbing with ML because pervy guy at work made a mistake and is blaming her. She gets the music going and is dancing around, drinking a beer when ML comes back because he’d rather help her than go clubbing. He calls and she rejects the call. He laughs to himself and then knocks on the glass wall, she drops to the ground embarrassed and then pops up and lets him in.
          Frame by frame the exact same.
          I’m going to watch it and see if the middle and ending are better. I already don’t think I’ll like it as much as the first 8 of Pretty Noona. Those actors had explosive off the charts chemistry (imo) and the actors in the remake are in pretty meh. Like, they are perfectly fine. If I hadn’t seen Pretty Noona and wasn’t comparing the two I probably wouldn’t have even noticed the lackluster chemistry. It’s honestly probably only lackluster in comparison.

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            The chemistry in Something in the rain was off the charts that’s why I was so gutted with the rest of the drama as she was so easily swayed by other people instead of sticking with him. I read the comments on Viki where they said it is similar but much lighter and hopeful.

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    RUN AWAY!!!

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      Because you’ve seen this drama? Or just because Pretty Noona is a terrible drama and I have an obsessive personality?

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        The latter. Save yourself!

        I really can’t figure out why anyone anywhere would remake that show. The twisted, burned-out hulk should be left by the side of the road as a warning to others.

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          I really love the first 8 eps. I’m watching this on hopes they fix the middle and back half. And then I can pretend that’s how it ends in the original!

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          ‘The twisted, burned-out hulk should be left by the side of the road as a warning to others’ 🤣🤣🤣🤣
          The mum in the original was horrendous, the female lead going in the car with ex and going on the blind date was ridiculous and staying to fight a losing battle in the work place made no sense. But that feeling of the excitement of the first moments of love and the depth of his love was captured so well so I was one of the few that was glad they got back together in the end as she had learnt her lessons by the end.

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            I wasn’t glad they got back together in the end. :/ They never talked about why they broke up in the first place! Or how everything went so very sideways! I’m convinced they would have had a few good months maybe even years without her mom and his sister up their butt but they would have broken up again because they never learned how to communicate.

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    You had me at they are step sibs – is that supposed to be better??

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    A Pretty Noona but lighter? I don’t want it. There are many noona romances but none like Pretty Noona. The realism of this drama is what it made good. The Korean society is what is with its defaults.

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      I hated the back half of Pretty Noona. Absolutely hated it, so I’ll watch this weird lighter version and see how they ha dle the back half. They’ve already changed the relationship with the ex boyfriend. In a lot of ways it doesn’t feel like a remake at all.

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        Yeah, it was I meant. If they changed the background of the story is not Pretty Noona anymore. This story is integrated in the Korean society. It’s not a rom-com.

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          I think part of my problem with Pretty Noona is that they sell it as a rom-com when it ISNT. Like you said, its social commentary but it’s also Jin-As story. The tacked on reunion felt tacked on and dishonest to her story

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            I don’t think they sold it as a rom-com. The genre is pretty clear with the Director’s way of filming.

            I don’t think the reunion was dishonest. Like the first time, he was a trigger to get what she wants.

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