Beanie level: Errand boy

#BVIPP
It’s nice and chill, nothing flashy, very good just missing some saxophone, bass guitar and ganzá…

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RIP to all those victims. Who could think this kind of accident can happen in 2021?!

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To be a « public figure » in South Korea must be beyond hard! Before the android and social media inventions their life must have been more easier. I just can’t and don’t understand how can some people think that the image of some actors, entertainers, singers, etc. is their possession, that they own them and can do whatever with them, for them or against them. They call themselves fans but are they? Really?!!! At the end there is a real human being behind that presented image with dreams, hardships, desires, personal development or failures like anyone else among us. What right do we have to criticize, shame and dictate them what they’re allow to do, feel and live? They’re not an object, a pet or a toy! Do the government need to make laws about them to be protected? It just doesn’t make sense.

https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/art/2021/05/398_309631.html

https://www.koreaboo.com/news/complaint-petition-han-ye-seul-boyfriend-background/

https://www.koreaboo.com/news/song-da-eun-heart-signal-role-burning-sun/

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    I’ve been interested in k-ent for around 5 years now, and at this point I think I’ll never get used to this weird mentality and behavior of knetz..I’ve been rolling my eyes at these “controversies” for years 🤦🏻‍♀️

    That issue with Lee Seungi being the most recent one: what bothers me the most is the way some people try to justify the actions of such “fans”…the issue isn’t liking the girlfriend or not (which is a whole other discussion), but the entitlement of some strangers that really believe they have a say in what celebs do in their personal lives…it seems like many believe such a basic right should not be granted to entertainers 🤷🏻‍♀️

    Too bored with their own lives they HAVE TO meddle with the ones of actors/idols/etc..

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      Oh man, fans setting up a protest truck outside Lee Seung-gi’s house and putting out statements is just crazy. I know they didn’t do that when he was dating Yoona and it is about this particular girlfriend and her family, but he’s not doing anything illegal or immoral. He’s just dating. The entitlement is just ….

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      Yeah I was stunt by what so-called “fans” did to Lee Seung Gi. He’s a celeb but fans don’t own him, he betrays no one when he’s dating someone. I can never understand how normal dating news become scandals. These obsessive and intrusive behaviors are sickening.

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    Ok so the petition against HYS’ bf – they investigate his background and then what? Hello you’ve been charged with not having a squeaky clean past so you can’t date HYS or other celebs.

    Seriously I’m not sure what goes on in these people’s heads.

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    I dont think I’ll ever get this level of entitlement to a celeb’s life

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    It’s not just the fans though, it’s the culture. They grew up thinking if they buy stuff and support their idols they have some sort of relationship wit them. The agencies and the actors,singers and others, feed this idea with their fan meetings and such, every interview about their private lives, every fake variety that sells their personality instead of their work, is responsible for this. It’s easy to blame the worst fans when they participate in the scheme that creates them.

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      It’s so strange to live in a bubble which no one is daring to burst – they are just creating more bubbles instead inside.

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    the level of entitlement to their idol/entertainer/actor/actress/celebrity just blows my mind. The obsession is disturbing. “Date someone better”… should these celebrities be submitting a poll on whom they should have in their lives?!?!?
    this is insane.

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      Lol!! I made a comment about a poll too regarding this issue, some days ago 😭
      It’s crazy, really ><

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Looks like we’ll have some fun in june 😊

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There’s another one An Hour of Romance with body swap troop, some spooky past trauma and a nice sweet guy with great abs.

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So I’ve replaced my drama nights to webtoon nights and one of them which would make a typical k-drama is A Beastly Scandal. There are so many of them in there…

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    I’m into webtoons too, but I haven’t read the ones you mention. I usually read on Webtoons, and occasionally on Tapas (less stuff for free there), but I’m always open to finding new outlets and finding people to squee over my latest readings 😉 Where are you reading these?

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      Lately I’ve been loving Yumi’s Cells – it’s an older one, they’re adapting it into a kdrama – and am eagerly waiting for the return of Let’s Play!

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        Oh, I’ve been patiently waiting for I love Yoo. I couldn’t find more chapters of Yumi’s cells, but I’m looking forward to the drama ;-D I like as well To love Your Enemy and Act Like You Love Me. I absolutely love Age Matters and I’m still waiting for season two of Unlovable Replacement. I know Let’s Play, was reading it before but I dropped it like Siren’s Lament.

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      manga68

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MBC’s Here’s My Plan 4 episodes mini drama was <3 <3 <3

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Guys! So Jay B took the sexy concept seriously 😉

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    He definitely did 😳

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    I saw in Twitter that he had, umm, questionable taste in art

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      I grew up with art and later I was doing photography so I was never shocked by nude photos and on his wall was nothing shocking.

      When I was teaching teenagers art courses and guys were drawing kind of Kamasutra pictures I brought them fine art and photography books and showed them that the naked body is actually beautiful in the eyes of artists and showed them Egon Shiele’s work which I adore they were stupefied. Netizens could discover some art as well not just watch porn in hiding and take photos of women and girls in the toilet or staircases.

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@mmmmm this is one of my wild garlic spot, it’s like a heavenly path down there ♥️

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    OMG it’s so beautiful. Such a lovely walking trail you have there! And look at the wild garlic flowers! I want to teleport myself there right away! 🧄

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      When you turn left towards the river it’s like I’ve never seen before. I went there today and I’m going to freeze it to have it for later. The blue bell flowers scent is so strong, it’s like a perfume duty free shop in there😉

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        I could almost smell the fresh air from here. 😌 I have never smelled the blue bells before, so I can’t imagine how it smells like.

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    Does it smell nice? 🥺

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    They look lovely.

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Today’s japchae with wild garlic – Run On cooking inspiration 😎

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    Looks delicious!

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    Seon-gyeom definitely approves and probably Geu-rae also.

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    It looks great BC! Enjoy!

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      It was 😊 so I served myself twice 😭 I found this heavenly spot for wild garlic and it’s so good in anything!

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        What’s with this wild garlic? @kurama also got her wild garlic from somewhere probably near her house. Now I want wild garlic, too! 🧄 🌳

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          It’s beautiful and you can make plenty things from and with it – pesto, lasagnes, gnocchi, soup, pasta, garlic butter, etc. It grows in early spring until may if the weather is fresh in meadows, forests, it needs humidity and semi shadow environment. Take just young leaves, no flowers and it’s a good remedy also.

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            It sounds so good. 😊 It seemed like you use the leaf part of it instead of its root? I don’t think I’ll see it here as we only have the farmed ones on the market.

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          It wasn’t near my house ( I live in town) but in the forest not very far during a ballad. I was surprised, there was wild garlic everywhere in the forest and I had only a small bag 🙁 I did the recipe in the soya sauce to make a side dish.

          It’s free and you can make a lot of things with it!

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            It sounds very fresh from what you and BC have described. I’m a litttttle bit jealous! 🧄 🧄 🧄

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1st of May – I don’t know why, but in France there’s a custom to offer lilies of the valley to people, may you all have a wonderful blast in your life!

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Their wounded past reunion 🥺

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    This scene was so meaningful.
    They are healing and it’s because they found each other.

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I started to watch Youn\’s Stay and I was shocked by the price. Our most expensive hotel is 250€ per night with breakfast for a couple so only politicians, businessmen, rich people and movie stars are staying there. Maybe because I was working for 4star hotel before I don\’t like hotels anymore… So if I ever wanted to go to South Korea for a trip I should save hard for 2 years ( I have a family now to feed😉) and come with spare 15 thousands on my account. So that\’s not happening, have other priorities for now at least I can watch 😂

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    Out of curiosity, how much does it cost at Youn’s Stay? I have all but given up hope of ever traveling to Japan or Korea given my current pay. 😂

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      It’s 250$ for one room and 450$ for four people. It comes with dinner and breakfast so for four friends traveling it’s not expensive because dinner and breakfast are covered but for a family it is quite a big budget. But it’s worth though when I watch it. They give lot of little presents and it’s like a tiny village by it’s self. But to enjoy everything, one should stay at least for two nights.

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        ha sounds fun, but yeah expensive. definitely a high budget vacay!

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        250$ to sleep on a duvet, I don’t think so. But if i get to hang out with PSJ ALL day long, YES pls 😂

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I went to Netflix and there\’s no sign of The Uncanny Counter and Run On even tough I was watching it on Sunday. I still have my old ways of watching dramas, but I find it very odd…

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    That’s odd, they’re still there for me. What region are you in?

    FYI, if you finish watching all available eps the shows disappear from your “Continue Watching” list until new eps are available.

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      It’s Ireland. I typed TUC and nothing was found and RO just the title without anything, not even a photo. It’s really odd.

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        I am also in Europe and yeah those dramas are not up yet. Sadly they are not gonna be available before they are done airing….

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          But I was watching them on Netflix last week so I don’t know where’s the problem:-(

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            oh, that strange. Did they suddenly change region availability? They never was there in my place while they are airing so I use non legal sites…

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        In Europe dramas are usually not available until they have ended in SK, unless it a worldwide premiere like Sweet Home or The School Nurse Files.
        And sometimes, not even that. For instance 18 Again isn’t still available 🙁

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          Ireland is Europe though. I think the problem is that they’ve detected that I’m signing in from France so shows were taken out from the list. It’s so disappointing. I returned to my old ways to watch ongoing dramas and I won’t sign on Netflix anymore, what’s the point 😡

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            Oh no! I just saw your post, and was going to let you know that they’re still on Netflix for me (I’m in England). However, licensing may be very different between England and Ireland and Spain, especially now.😭

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            Oops, I meant France, not Spain!!

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Wish you well! Have fun and strong mindset and a great luck!! See you soon!!!

https://www.soompi.com/article/1448107wpp/jyp-entertainment-announces-got7s-departure-from-agency

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18 Again episode 8

I\’m crying puddle now. Miss my dad & mom so much! Love you 💗

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Look what I’ve found!!! The original of Tiramisu Cake by We Are The Night and they did perform it live for the first time 5 years ago I think. 🍰♥️

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It’s again too short!!! So funky!! I would love to have this kind of feel to your new album with your mates!

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    The song is fun, his moves are wow! Go Team Wang!

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    The sequence where he follows the girl reminds me of the video for Michael Jackson’s song “The Way You Make Me Feel.” 🙂

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Day 26: A Book That Changed Your Opinion About Something

Advertising: the smiling carrion. By Oliviero Toscani

I’ve come across this little book when I was a teenager (I wasn’t the traditional one but kind of a revolutionary kid fighting against everything not normal considered normal). It opened my eyes and left it opened afterwards. I also dreamed of Levi’s jeans as the best ones although didn’t think of the pollution and many diseases which their production causes and that we pay horrendous money just for the label although they are made in the same factories as the cheapest versions are (very little paid workers, mostly underaged with awfully long hours with one little break). Those ones made before Chinese and Indian market opened to the West were made in the US and were excellent quality, so when I discovered that my dad had one of those I had to lose some weight to fit into it because I had those muscular “honey tights”. But here’s a link which swiftly explains the book and you can read about it if interested.:

https://medium.com/@SALESmanago/advertising-the-smiling-carrion-how-oliviero-toscani-destroyed-5-foundations-of-marketing-ba3fd9f0ff27

The other one I have to mention is the book of the books

The Holy Bible

As a Christian, not practicing anymore because of the hypocrisy of the church as mostly as political institution, I was having classes of catechism after the red wall had fallen in 1989. I had so many questions I didn’t get the right answer for so I took it into my own hands and started to read respectively the Old Testament and the New Testament. I got a nice copy for the 18ths birthdays and one from my best friend which was the Protestant version so I could compare the differences between them. I was disgusted by stories in Old Testament and more disgusted by people in general because it’s stories are repeating in every decade of our existence and we didn’t learn from it. I loved the New Testament but didn’t like the apostles letters and other things added to it. I understood while the church is using them so much in ceremonies and preaching. It’s slightly or completely opposite to what Christ was trying to teach his followers. In my last confession I discussed this with the priest and he told me that he fully understand my points and that it’s my decision but later growing older I might come back to them.

Not the last one I wanted to talk about but this one is a good guide through understanding of those little things which makes huge difference.

The Complete Dictionary of Symbols

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A book everyone hates but you loved

The first volume of The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo.

Well back at high school we’ve had a list of books for obligatory reading. The Hunchback of Notre Dame was one of them and because I love spoilers I read it after I knew what’s the story about. Everyone, including my lovely teacher, consider the first volume very boring and tends to skip it. As there’s no surprise I tend to be different from others I’ve found it much more interesting as the second one. It was so well described as if I was browsing the streets with writer and admiring the architecture which disappeared with Napoleon’s yearning for greatness in destroying most of it to create those enormous boulevards. First time I visited Paris was when I was 28 years old and I was kind of disappointed from it, didn’t understand that hype it was getting but with each new visit I start to like it. I still prefer other cities and find it pitiful that all the beauty and charm had to give place to more buildings and more concrete.

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