Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

Summer Vacation e03

What I was expecting based on ep01 : some awkward moments, some silent moments, some funny parts, nothing groundbreaking, just a slow pace show that I’ll watch weekly 🙂

Update : a weekly dose of clumsy Choi WooShik 👌🏻😂

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    I was laughing too when he started spinning around. And then, happy Poppie! It’s such a cute show

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I live alone latest ep

Kian84 and DoYeon awkwardness made me laugh so much 😂
but when he chew 6 pieces of gum
… followed by a mint explosion in his mouth (Fire as bgm added to the fun)
I lost it like DamBi and SungHoon 🤣🤣🤣 , my stomach hurt 😆

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    This episode was so funny that my stomach also hurt from laughing 😂 I love episodes when the cast gets together. And it did seem like a double date with all the bgms lol. I think more than anything Na-rae felt some fomo!

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      definitely love it too when cast gets together !!!
      The double date was on point, one cute and swoon worthy and one filled with awkwardness x)

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        We’ve been in quarantine for so long that I would be so awkward if I have to go for a drive with anyone more so a guy my age lol

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Monday listening to several upbeat songs including to Eric Nam – Can’t help myself
Then decided to check out more of his albums (not like I’ve known the song above for several years now ^^’)

Turned out I listened to his songs all week 🙂 (also how can he be so cute at 31 😊)

So out of the albums and other singles I’ve checked , those below are my fav’ :
(Can’t help myself like mentioned above)
Love Die Young
How’m I Doing
Runaway (K-version)
This Is Not A Love Song
Lose You
Don’t Call Me

but Don’t Call Me takes the cake, really,
it’s a bit mean/sad/funny with an upbeat atmosphere
and I can’t help bouncing and singing “don’t call me” 😂

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    Eric Nam has features in a song with Tablo and Gallant. It’s called Cave me in. It’s a really good track.

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    My jam in the first 4 weeks of quarantine were I Don’t Miss You and Congratulations. I had an Eric Nam binge in April.

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      those two songs are nice 🙂 (but I couldn’t write too many songs as fav’ haha, had to made choices) . Congratulations is kinda mean in the same way as “don’t call me” hehe

      managed to find some joy in quarantine is a blessing ^^

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    Love Die Young kills me every single time I listen to it. I love Lose You too.

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Been a while I hadn’t listened to it nor posted it on my wall
Had to listen to it after hearing it as bgm in latest 1n2d ep
<3

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    latest episode is fabulous.. i had to hunt down the i’m nineteen song
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrQ769wlfS0

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    Kudo, I skipped all your notifications when going through my notifs so I could come to your wall and see all the posts.. so I apologize in advance for the notifs you’re going to get 😂

    Also, So Hyang has one of the best voices I’ve heard, so beautiful and powerful at the same time, LOVE 😍

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      many thanks for the notif and for taking the time to go through my wall 😀

      I love that perf’ <3

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Summer Vacation ep01
deciced to try the first ep of Na PD show that took over after 3MAD ended

I thought Choi WooShik was younger than me, seeing how clumsy he was as a young adult,
turns out he’s a few years older ^^’

Sharing this little scene that made laugh a lot 😂😂😂
I think it captures the atmosphere of the show quite well :
having a rest and fun doing simple things with friends

I liked the ep, it’d be fun to watch them during the summer 🙂


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    I actually don’t know where this show is going but I’m watching anyway. Both are so cute!

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      Don’t know what comes next but I’ll see it as a slice-of-life variety show following 2 young adults during their vacations where they have no real tight schedule to follow.
      Expecting some awkward moments, some silent moments, some funny parts, nothing groundbreaking, just a slow pace show that I’ll watch weekly 🙂

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    Haven’t been watching anything at all.. I don’t even have the time now but if you have something feel-good to suggest that I could watch to wind up my day that would be great 😁

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      @azzo1
      Like you wrote on another post , kinda suspected you’re all over the place and it’s difficult to keep track with shows.

      If you want to follow a show with several eps , as background show when in need,
      I think a slow pace / cozy / heartwarming variety show could do the job : recommending “Korean Hostel in Spain” or “Hyori homestay”

      But since you don’t have that much time (or attention span which is totally understandable), I think watching some movies from time to time could do the job.
      I’d just recommend some Japanese animation movies and in particular Ghibli studio ones
      (below : ng = not Ghibli , lol)
      (check the synopsis before watching the movie, there’s some diversity below ^^’)
      (some of them are on netflix, or if you have a local library (mine has some of them), or not so legal sites like for dramas 😆)

      in no particular order
      ◾️ Kimi no na wa (Your name) (ng , really it’s romantic and so so nice, one of the most famous these past years)
      ◾️ The Cat Returns (you’ll love a cat wearing a suit, trust me)
      ◾️ The Secret World of Arrietty (they’re so little, their house is cute, story can be tiny bit sad but happy overall)
      ◾️ Howl’s Moving Castle (so much love, I still don’t get some things in the curse but I love it nonetheless)
      ◾️ Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (a movie for kid, but sometimes it’s just what we need)
      ◾️ Princess Mononoke (serious stuff like war in Middle age background, I describe it so poorly, a classic Ghibli <3)
      ◾️ My Neighbour Totoro (like the most classic one , I hum the song out of nowhere when I'm happy)
      ◾️ Spirited Away (a magical escape)
      ◾️ Summer Wars (ng, fun to watch, suits the current summer with its title haha)
      ◾️ Wolf Children (ng, will make you cry a little , but it has a "happy" ending)
      ◾️ Nausicaä: Valley of the Wind (environmentally friendly movie from 1980s ahead of time, really interesting to see how they try to show how Nature could heal our mistakes)
      ◾️ Castle in the Sky (the lost Atlantis isn't under the sea but in the sky, a nice watch)
      ◾️ The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (ng, travel in time movie, nicely done and funny)
      ◾️ Kiki's Delivery Service (for kids, totally enjoyable for adults too )
      ◾️ Porco Rosso (a personal fav' , I love the main lead humor and the overall atmosphere of the movie like a jazzy night)
      ◾️ Whisper of the Heart (there's a violon maker, so music is part of the main theme)

      if you really don't have time, just let this wonderful gorgeous video play in the background
      it was made for the 25 years of Ghili studio , Ghibli OSTs are a treat 💝
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY1XtWyKlJA

      (and if you can't decide what to watch you can just check my dramalist to waste time on internet other than on youtube 😋 https://mydramalist.com/dramalist/KudoRan )

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Since I watched many shows during lockdown,
decided to post my drama/variety show review for the first half of 2020

In a nutshell :
3 K-drama, 6 K-variety show, 1 Tw-drama, 9 C-drama
(my little journey into C-dramaland went on without any surprise, also K-drama slump is still the same)
([A-G] is back 😉)

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    K-drama
    ▪️ A couple’s world / The world of the Married
    Was intrigued by the drama popularity, then decided to trust JTBC again (SKY castle).
    One of the most intense drama watching experience, alternating between 😱🤬🤬🤧🤢😒 , seldom 😝😂
    Was glad to have avoided spoilers !
    my recommendation post about it
    https://www.dramabeans.com/members/kudoran/activity/1056854/
    [A-G]: it’s a makjang perfect for a binge watch on crack 😆

    ▪️ Extraordinary You
    the first half was refreshing and so funny
    my interest decreased a bit in second half
    My fav’ was DoHwa 🤗: a self-aware second lead who was such a nice, gentle, funny and cute boy
    [A-G]: Your posts and other Beanies’ posts gave me hope I’d enjoy it ^^

    ▪️ Pegasus Market
    Lots of parody, lots of nonsense
    = lots of laugh + lots of love for that drama
    my recommendation post about it
    https://www.dramabeans.com/members/kudoran/activity/1080851/
    [A-G]: I dived in already knowing I’d love it thanks to your and other Beanies’ posts

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      I unfortunately dropped Extraordinary You. I loved its beginnings. Very refreshing and I even read the webtoon. But it became a sobbing fest and the female lead wasn’t that bad ass anymore. I remember that time EY took over my life, I barely had time to drool over Gu Yanzhen. (Yes! I first discovered AMA around EY time) Then when it got boring and Gu Yanzhen became funnier and funnier episode by episode, I dropped EY and focused, binged on AMA watch instead 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

      What does A-G mean?

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        I saw Beanies craze about EY before posts starting to talk about disappointing 2nd half, so I knew what I was going to watch ^^’. Fanwall is so helpful 🙂
        Gu Yanzhen was funnier & crazier , double winks for the win 😆

        [A-G] = Azzo Guide , tried to write it according to what I think @azzo1 will like or not (didn’t mention her , as an Easter egg left on my wall, now game is over 😅)

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      Heard a lot about Sky Castle, still don’t know what I feel about it.. I wanted to give it a try just because of how much I loved Kim Hye-yoon in EY (Dan-oh).. but I know it’s a heavy watch (right?) so yeah, I’m going to push that back for now!

      And YAY, you watched both EY and Pegasus Market. Yes, EY did disappoint a bit in the second half but overall I really enjoyed it, and yup, Do-hwa was my favorite too, he was just so adorable!

      As for Pegasus Market, how wacky was that? So much fun watching that show!

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    K-variety show
    ▪️ Trans-Siberian Pathfinders
    Didn’t know what kind of show it was going to be, friends stucked in a train ?
    I enjoyed it a lot, they were indeed stucked in a train but had to entertain themselves and made stupid challenges 😂
    There were also times when they visited different cities and we got to see a bit of Russia
    Couldn’t get tired of Lee SunKyun’s deep voice
    [A-G]: watching people stucked in a train sounds so strange now with 2020 situation, however it was a nice travel show 🙂

    ▪️ 3MAD Fishing village S2
    Slowly watching all 3MAD seasons, the trio of Cha SeungWon, Yoo HaeJin and Son HoJun might be my fav’ 🤗

    ▪️ 3MAD fishing village S5
    Glad that they made this season in 2020, allowing viewers to have some healing time every weekend
    [A-G]: the concept doesn’t change but all seasons are different, you can watch any season without any order

    ▪️ I live alone
    My usual weekend show for several years now. Loving the addition of Son DamBi and Powder chef aka Lee Jang Woo 😆
    [A-G]: You already know it 😋

    ▪️ 1n2d S4
    The chemistry is good now that the members know each other and they all have found their place.
    Yeon JungHoon is such a dark horse 😂, Kim SeonHo the variety baby is growing up , often quarrelling with DinDin 😆
    Ravi’s addiction to ramyun never gets old 😆
    [A-G]: You already know it 😋

    ▪️ Grandpas over Flowers (on going)
    I have watched S1 & S2 so far, currently watching S3 in Spain.
    It’s an inspiring and heartwarming show (and funny with bickering Na PD and Lee SeoJin )
    [A-G]: a nice watch but first season is quite hard to find

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      Already said this but yes, not watching anything at all! I really miss 2D1N! I’m glad members are comfortable with each other now and maybe I should make this my show again!

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    Tw-drama
    ▪️ Someday or one day
    Maybe the drama that handled time travel the best from my drama experience
    with a touching love story and a trio of friends that I liked a lot
    my recommendation post about it
    https://www.dramabeans.com/members/kudoran/activity/1019276/
    [A-G]: one of the best dramas of the year, I highly recommend it !

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      You’ll be back to me someday, one day…..

      😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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        …he said to me that one day,
        he’d meet me by the Milky Way…
        🥰🥰🥰

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      There was a lot of rave about this show on IG .. so I watched couple of short clips of it.. don’t really know what the story is about, but I will keep your recommendation in mind!

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    C-drama part 1/2
    ▪️ Once Upon a Time in Lingjian Mountain
    A show that doesn’t take itself seriously that made me laugh a lot,
    was an excuse to see XuKai goofy again after Arsenal Military 😋
    [A-G]: you kinda watched the show through my gifs 😂

    ▪️ Go Go Squid
    Was my first show about E-games industry, learnt lots of things
    Male lead was just a big tsundere wearing black 🥰 and very bad at managing his money 😆
    All the young members calling female lead “sister-in-law” never got old 😂
    The secondary couple was so cute, from fan to friend to girlfriend of her superstar
    [A-G]: the female lead mother was tiring, a bit of noble idiocy but overall a really enjoyable rom-com

    ▪️ Joy of Life
    A well-rounded historical drama, keeping balance between humor/action/suspense till the end
    my recommendation post about it
    https://www.dramabeans.com/members/kudoran/activity/1028621/
    [A-G]: one of my fav’ drama this year (I think you’ll like it a lot)

    ▪️ Skate into love
    Had to fast-forward and skip “villains” scenes or tertiary couples
    Giggled and swooned a lot with Master Tang and Bing Bing 🤩
    loved when they played their childhood scenes hehe 😆
    [A-G]: a fluffy rom-com but with many side stories, losing focus on the main couple

    ▪️ The Untamed
    Unpopular opinion : the relationship between male leads was a strong one
    but overall the drama had so many flaws, kinda an average show
    (but hey I know Wang YiBo now 🤩, and saw Xiao Zhan again after Joy of Life)
    [A-G]: super popular show from 2019, depending on people can take 15 to 22 something episodes to get interested in
    (it never really worked for me, I ended up watching at x2 speed the whole 50eps 😅)

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      Bing Bing! 😭😭😭😭😭

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      And oh!!! Xu Kai came out with a new drama now with Manting. It’s costume drama so skip! 😆😆😆😆 Shindy is watching though!

      Thank you for your mountain gifs that I practically watched it too 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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        thank you, I’ve seen Shindy post about it, also AvenueX’s video about it airing
        maybe for a watch later this year ^^

        Lingjian Mountain was so crazy, stupid and funny, I laughed again while going through my wall to write this review post 😂

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      I did kinda watch the show through your gifs and they were absolutely hilarious.. Xu Kai never disappoints with his crazy expressions 😂

      I do remember all the “Untamed Craze” on the beanie fan wall.. never really interested me, don’t think it will, not really my type of drama!

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    C-drama part 2/2
    ▪️ Ashes of Love
    Started it because of the ost “Unsullied” by Mao BuYi, stayed for Phoenix 🤩
    didn’t gave a perfect score to that drama , but still a high score
    final thoughts post about it
    https://www.dramabeans.com/members/kudoran/activity/1059246/
    [A-G]: the story dragged a bit in the second half, but this has the most gorgeous CGI I’ve seen in dramaland !

    ▪️ The Story of Ming Lan
    Like Joy of life, a well-rounded historical drama with the fact that it deals with family dynamics with the concubines power fight
    my recommendation post about it
    https://www.dramabeans.com/members/kudoran/activity/1068446/
    [A-G]: it reminded me of Yanxi Palace, it’s female centered and pace can be slow for some people (combined with a total of 73eps , it can scare people) but it is one of my fav’ drama this year.

    ▪️ A Little Reunion
    Underrated little gem I found by chance, let’s say what Misaeng is to workplace, A Little Reunion is the equivalent to describe the year of the college entrance exam.
    my recommendation post about it
    https://www.dramabeans.com/members/kudoran/activity/1078067/
    [A-G]: highly recommend it, it has many eps but it grasped well Asian lifestyle and approach to academic achievement.

    ▪️ Gank your heart
    This drama was a classic rom-com with cliche and tropes , nothing brand new, I had to ff or even skip many scenes.
    Main couple wasn\’t that memorable as a couple, both leads characters were quite nice though, but I\’d rather remember PeiXi that big puppy fanboy trying to be in the same team of his idol haha.
    [A-G]: no need to check it, there are much better dramas out there

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      Lmaooooo oooh the most memorable Phoenix scene ever!! Phoenix wont be the same again after Ashes of Love!

      I have no crack shows now Kudo 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 I finished The Bad Kids fast. I would recommend it to you if you wanted to venture out of our comfort zone and watch people make their decisions and things go spiralling down one decision after.

      Anyways after The Bad Kids, nothing catches my attention 😭😭😭

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        Okay I’m reading your list again and I see you haven’t met my Ryan Ding yet!!!!! The Romance of Tiger and Rose is must watch! 😆😆😆😆😆😆

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        shh stop talking about that, I’m forever traumatized 🙈

        “I have no crack shows now Kudo 😭😭” it’ll come, keep checking reviews of airing shows 😉
        I watched AvenueX’s recommendation about The Bad Kids (she rated at 3 gold mines, like it’s a must watch !!!) but after all those shows I watched during lockdown, I needed a break from it, so summer is more for variety show/reading (also work ’cause I only took few days off here and there). Will watch it for sure, but don’t know when.

        exception for this summer : I’ll live watch Forest of secrets S2 so that I won’t be spoiled by the fanwall ^^’

        Plan was to watch “The Romance of Tiger and Rose” after “Gank your heart”, but the Beanies posts about 2nd half a bit disappointing compared to 1st half, kinda cool off my excitement 😅 , maybe for later this year (or even 2021 oops)

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          thank you Famy for reading all of this and also commenting 😀 (it doesn’t feel like a monologue anymore haha)

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            Huehehehehehe! Thanks for sharing your half year drama review!! 😆😆😆

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          Actually The Romance of Tiger and Rose wasn’t that bad halfway through! I didn’t fast forward this drama compared to what I did with Skate Into Love. There was angst but what drama doesn’t! Overall it was an enjoyable ride!

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      I was going through all the A-G’s and thinking “Ooh, kudo says this is highly recommended, I need to bookmark her recommendation page” and then I got to the last one and it made me laugh so much, thank you for putting that (although it kind of made me curious, LOL).

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        You’re most welcome for the A-G , it’s a fun and interesting thing to try to see dramas from another person pov and taste ^^ .
        During lockdown, I picked many dramas because I knew it could end up at a perfect score for me, I needed some comfort , that’s how I ended up with so many 10/10 score dramas in such a short time ^^’.

        Lol if you ever start gank your heart, you’ll get bored after a dozen of eps and see why it wasn’t worth your time x)

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    Before I read the rest.. just let me tell you I love your A-G 😍😂

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      DONE!

      Thank you, Kudo ❤

      I will make sure to save all those recommendation pages so I could go back to them later when I need to pick a drama up!

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I live alone latest ep
Didn’t expect that sad part near the end of Hwasa’s part , one of the things I fear the most 🙁

Then screamed seeing next week preview
@gadis you gotta watch it 😀 !

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Saving this link here, I really should check older AvenueX\’s videos

In the video below, she explains Chinese Imperial Ranks using Nirvana in Fire as background
…turns out Princess NiHuang wasn\’t the emperor\’s daughter, I didn\’t get that at all 😯

https://www.hotpot.tv/titles/avenue-xtras-9395?season=1&episode=3

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Grandpas over flowers s3 Spain

They visited Granada and of course they used Memories of Alhambra as bgm

but I just sighed picturing Park ShinHye playing guitar and wearing a red veil 😩😅

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Memories from an alternate universe

It started in a cozy atmosphere with some acoustic bgm 🤗
She walked down the aisle and all the Beanies gathered already had wet eyes

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    The celebration went on, then we reached the speeches part.
    After some Beanies delivered thoughtful speeches about marriage,
    all my preparations seemed useless, so I decided to just talk about @azzo1 :

    Three years ago, I ventured on making an account and became an active Beanie.
    The fanwall seemed fun, so I joined in.
    Many Beanies were already at errand boy level, which seemed so far away for a little Candy like me.
    There were living DB legends, including the famous trio.
    I made some posts, not really knowing what I was doing (not that I know what I’m doing now).
    I started to recognize usernames while my upvotes started to increase.
    Somehow I started to talk to her, she was one of the legendary trio, I was impressed : a star was talking to me.
    The Oppa Wars happened during the summer and just thinking about it, it’s making me laugh .
    Back to my speech, sorry, as time went by , we talked about dramas, variety shows but also life.
    For adulting and life some hiatus from DB were needed, then we would catch up with news months later.
    Anecdote : when she came back after a very long hiatus, I was so surprised that I jumped out of my chair and slightly hurt my knee,
    or did that happen in an alternate universe ? Wait, why am I talking about alternate universe ?!
    Well, now I’ve forgotten what I wanted to say, so long story short :
    A friend sharing similar tastes in dramas and a similar sense of humor (don’t worry I won’t make any dad joke at your wedding)
    It has always been a pleasure to talk to you, feels like talking to a star (your comeback post are always popular), I wish you all the best, really !
    A new part of your life is starting, may dramas and shows always entertain you and please pay us a little visit on DB even if it’s just to say hi from time to time.

    it could have been nice if my brain had contain its excitement and joy, but nope I sang without any notice

    I just wished my blue dress could make me disappear like KyuHyun

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    Fortunately quick-witted SNG used my mistake as the introduction to the dance part .

    Dance was efficient to calm myself down

    Actually, I was just saving my energy, waiting for the guest singers to arrive.
    They didn’t disappoint at all, started as soon as they arrived

    Everyone enjoyed it a lot

    But how surprised we were when SNG stole the spotlight, another surprise he prepared with her sisters help

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    The buffet was unbelievable with food from all around the world.
    Who would have thought barbecue was perfect for a marriage

    I did wonder why there was so many dishes with carrots though

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    Azzo was unsurprisingly very busy but she spent a long time talking with Beanies

    Remembering how she almost locked SNG out of her life

    appreciating how they have been together since then

    After a long talk, another dance party, we had to say goodbye because “All good things must come to an end”
    Lots of finger hearts were exchanged

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    Ending my memories from an alternate universe as it started
    with another acoustic song
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqO8nSlCrbo

    Hoping you liked it, let’s say it’s my wedding gif(t).
    Like a broken record : wishing you to be healthy and to be happy, wishing you all the best

    (ps : I had so much laugh and fun making this post. Also please excuse the deleted notif’, it was to test the gifs 😅)

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    I don’t need to check the numerous notif’ to know you’re back, just tagging you here @azzo1 ’cause you missed the comments of this post, where I had the most fun =P
    (gotta go, will check your notif later this week, have a wonderful day)

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      KUDOOOOO!!! OH MY GOD!!!
      WHAT IS THIS? 😭❤

      Okay, first let me just tell you that these days I’ve been all over the place emotionally because everyone’s been treating me like I’m leaving earth and I’ve been trying to hold it in and push it for the last week before the wedding (not kidding) and I know you meant to make me laugh with this post WHICH I DID but I also TOTALLY CRIED!!!

      Really, I wasn’t expecting this, this is the SWEETEST THING ❤😭❤ I read it more than once but I just don’t know what to say .. I can’t.. WHY ARE YOU THIS CUTE?!!

      I wouldn’t mind you telling dad jokes at my wedding because even if no one else gets it I will still laugh.. it could be our little moment! And awww, you’re wearing your favorite color 💙

      And I can totally imagine SNG planning something with my sisters but he will NEVER sing, he hates his singing voice, LOL!

      Thank you so much, this made me so happy (Yes, I cried but they were happy tears).

      I LOVE YOUUUU 🎆🎇

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        @azzo1 – am I reading this right? Wedding???? OH how wonderful! congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        I am so very VERY happy for you!

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          The real wedding is in eight weeks! But I hope there will be a celebration on the Beanie wall that weekend! We need a new Beanie playlist after all!

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        so glad to read you liked it 😁

        …but I didn’t expect it would make you cry 🥺 (sorry …at least it was happy tears 😅)

        I don’t have any crack show to make lots of posts, but reading your news I was inspired to make a little gif story post 🙂

        “I’ve been all over the place emotionally” kinda suspected that 😋 , good luck to survive all those things and all the preparations, hoping they won’t become a burden for such a happy event

        Yay I could tell dad jokes 🥳😆
        I rarely dress up while at it let’s just wear blue 🤗 (or just read fashion is my victim on a daily basis 🤐, not the other way around 😅)

        ” he hates his singing voice” he has some flaws 😮 ?! hehe

        I love you too 😘😘😘

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A certain person return and story on DB revived my little faith,
will keep waiting for that day to come with…

Not even surprised that I was drawn to listen to that song again
哎哟 快让我遇见你 🥺

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    Thank you for keeping faith, I’ll be waiting for that day too ❤

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      fyi the meaning of the song that Bebeswtz kindly gave me 😉

      “The general idea of the song is that he’s on vacation visiting all these exotic places and experiencing all these neat little things and imagining the day that he can meet someone and bring the one he loves (the usage of the one he loves in the context of this song, he means a girlfriend/lover, and not say, a family member or the like) along with him. He goes onto describe the many little things that he sees happening while on this eventual trip with his lover—going to a castle and seeing its garden filled with flowers, the wind blowing at the bottom of his lover’s dress and a butterfly approaching by following said wind, holding his lover close to him in the moonlight at night— and eventually wanting to grow old with her…

      Even though he doesn’t know her (the lover’s face right now because they have yet to meet, those are the things he hopes to do once he’s found her, while on their journey of growing old together 🥰🥰

      ….. This song actually reminds me of Canadian singer-songwriter Michael Bublé’s song that he wrote for his now-wife when they just started dating, “Haven’t Met You Yet” ☺️☺️☺️”

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        Aww, this is such a cute song!

        Also, I really love that Michael Buble song .. now that you reminded me of it, I might as well go give it a listen 😂

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3MAD fishing village S5 – the end

Watching this show every weekend was a peaceful, relaxing and funny time 🤗
I’m glad they managed to find an island allowing them to film that season
and provide a healing time to viewers during all that tiring Covid times we’re living in.

Off the top of my head, my fav’ moments were :
witty HoJun taking salt out of his pocket
many random dances of SeungWon
and as usual HaeJin’s witty humor and numerous inventions !

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So I finished reading Howl’s moving castle 🙂

I watched the Ghibli movie many times before but haven’t read the book yet ^^’
It is two different stories even though many characters are almost the same.
While reading it, I was surprised by how different the book and the movie were,
but also understood why Miyazaki made some choices and changes for his movie.
Both are great but should be seen as different stories instead of saying the movie wasn’t faithful to the book (also one shouldn’t forget the beautiful OST from Hisaishi <3 )

Thank you again @snarkyjellyfish for your recommandation earlier this year 😀 , it was the trigger to finally read that book after all those years ^^'. I'll stay with the same author since I borrowed some of the Chrestomanci books for this summer 🙂 .

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    When I first read the novel I was also surprised by how different it was from the animated film.

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    Oh Yay! Howl’s Moving Castle is my favorite book ever. And I totally understand the choices made for the movie, so I’ve always treated it as it’s own thing rather than an adaptation. There are a few related books to Howl, not sequels exactly, but you get to see Howl and Sophie again – Castle in the Air and The House of Many Ways. The latter was one of the last books Diana Wynn Jones wrote.

    I love the Chrestomanci books too. I reread a few of them last year. I can never decide which is my favorite. Diana Wynn Jones is possibly the best young adult fantasy authors ever, in my opinion – there is something for everyone in her work. I think she paved the way for Harry Potter and so many others to exist. Apparently she was at Oxford in the 50s and was in one of Tolkien’s classes? I hope you enjoy the Chrestomanci books!

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      Thanks for the other references , I’ll check if library has them 🙂 .
      I liked her writing style and how we reached that end .

      “Apparently she was at Oxford in the 50s and was in one of Tolkien’s classes?” oh that’s awesome, I read some stories about Tolkien, this guy is just amazing : True dedication , endless imagination and huge knowledge led to the huge legacy he left ^^ .
      Thank you 🙂 , hoping dramas or shows won’t distract me too much from my reading this summer ^^’, will hopefully make another post for the Chrestomanci books :).

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        I can’t wait to see what you think about Chrestomanci! The world-building in them is really great and very imaginative. Her writing style is great – that sort of dry humor but also very sensible and accessible. I remember reading somewhere that she started writing because she couldn’t find books for her own children that weren’t preachy or dull, so she just decided to write them herself. As for the Tolkien thing – well, this lovely post from Neil Gaiman tells the story a better than I can, and I love it so much because it totally tracks with my understanding of both of them. (I remember I wrote a report on Tolkien in the 4th grade and somehow that of all things I’ve learned as a child, that report has stuck with me.)

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          thanks for the link, didn’t know Tolkien behaved like that to have more writing time ^^’.
          It’s nice that she started writing to provide better books for her children 🙂

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Grandpas Over Flowers s1e9
SeoJin telling his nephew’s reaction to Sunny joining the show (just for 1.5 days 😅)

SeoJin’s nephew : Daebak 😮…Congratulations Uncle, dreams come true
🤣🤣🤣

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Grandpas Over Flowers s1e5
Lee SoonJae playing GoStop was so funny 😂

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Finally picked up Grandpas Over Flowers (subs were too slow back then ^^’)
Watching all seasons will be my 2020 summer theme ^^
Let’s go H4 (Harabeoji 4 hehe)

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Gank your heart – final thoughts

Stumbled upon the opening mv sung by Wang YiBo few months ago
and was surprised to see Lan Zhan dancing and singing ^^\’ , then thought why not watch the drama ?!

This drama was a classic rom-com with cliche and tropes , nothing brand new, I had to ff or even skip many scenes (the ex/second FL and evil couple (the other commentator / gamer couple)).

It was surprising to see first the Legends manager spoiling his own team just for personal preferences and the same later on with VNG\’s gamer full of arrogance but still protected by his mentor (VNG director).

Main couple wasn\’t that memorable as a couple, both leads characters were quite nice though, but I\’d rather remember PeiXi that big puppy fanboy trying to be in the same team of his idol haha.

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    I watched this after I watched “Go Go Squid”, and that probably sort of ruined my experience in watching this one, because I thought that “Go Go Squid” was much, much better 😅😅

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      I watched Go Go Squid a few months ago and like you said ‘Go Go Squid was much, much better’ : I laughed a lot, swooned , got interested in the games and enjoyed the whole serie.

      Gank your heart had some nice things but also many flaws and the overall product was meh ^^’

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        If “Gank Your Heart” had more focus on the gaming industry– the gaming part and the commentator parts– and not put so much focus on the love triangle, then I think it would have been so much better 🙁

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    I watched as well – mainly for that opening song. But there were some really weirdly off editing mistakes. Did you see the one where the woman who was the coach of the other team making up with her old boyfriend? They were sitting around a small table and she picked up a tea pot and poured tea into a cup that was upside down. Then proceeded to pick up the cup and drink it while it was upside down. I had to replay it a few times but it was really off.
    Otherwise the show was rather unforgettable other than watching the games and characters on the big screen.
    Even Wang Yi Bo couldn’t fix it for me.

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      I enjoyed the opening while watching the eps but argh the editing had many problems like when they just cut someone talking at the end of an ep, low budget for sure ^^’

      I don’t recall the tea cup upside down , it might be one of the scenes I skipped or watched at x2 speed and didn’t pay attention x)

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adulting mood 😆

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Listened to this YT playlist of C-historical drama OST
Was alternating between
a) aw~ it’s that song 🥰, that drama was pretty nice
b) wow I love that song 🤩, should check the drama synopsis to add it or not to my to-watch list
c) that song is so-so 😅

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    Omg listening to this makes me wanna watch TMOPB again! ❤️❤️❤️

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      I still haven’t watched it ^^’, one day for sure (don’t know when, to-watch list is too long x) )

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        I’m not a fan of Cdrama, I only watched 3 so far… For me, TMOPB is the best! ❤️❤️❤️

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Gank your heart
so far (ep6), it’s a pretty common rom-com
with e-sports as main theme
but I’m having too much fun seeing Lan Zhan in a modern drama,
with so many lines (lol), facial expressions and even smirking 😮😂

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