Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

Artist added to Kudo’s playlist (=Music recommendation) – Hoshino Gen (星野源)

Watching “We Married as a Job” , I also checked some songs of the male lead Hoshino Gen (since he sang the ending theme).
His songs have been my main playlist for a month now 🙂 and lifted my mood several times.

Gladly recommending you to check his discography.
His YT channel has many lives, but also many full albums for free 🙂 !
https://www.youtube.com/c/hoshinogenCH/playlists
I love how upbeat, bright and meaningful his songs are (many videos have subs), but there are also other styles.

Was surprised by the MV included some DVD promotion right in the middle of the song, but got used to it .
Same happened with Nise Akira an eccentric and funny singer
(just Hoshino Gen putting sunglasses and wig pretending to be another singer), his live is now one of my fav’ 😆.

(some reco’ links in comments)

Drama recommendation – Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu (We Married as a Job)
(Belated post since I watched it in September)

Loved that drama to pieces 🥰
It’d been a very long time I hadn’t finished a Jdrama,
was very happy to found again that Jdrama vibe 🤗: the humor, color palette, how some subjects are directly addressed

I like both leads, they had their shortcomings and their qualities.
I could relate to both of them on different levels.

Starting point : marriage contract, but it was done in such a logical and organized way, that I gladly fell for it 🙂 .
It was refreshing to see marriage like that, but of course love got in the way of logic. However it complemented each other.
I think this couple is one of the top couples out of all my drama watching, who’ll be able to be real husband and wife for decades, facing everything events together.

I loved the female lead antics, her crazy imagination when she faced some difficulties 😂: imagining herself as some politician or athlete facing defeats.
The other characters were lovely too 🙂 .

Last not but least, the dance by the characters at the end of each ep : loved it !
it was so cute and funny , tried to dance along (but body coordination or watching it in bed didn’t help 😅)

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    Some jdramas are special and this is one of them, this crazy dance was so famous

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    Thanks, I’ll add this to myy watchlist!

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    I loved Nige Haji. I only watched it for Gaki but ended up liking it alot. However, more than the main loveline I liked the noona romance in the show. BTLIOF’s first episode was a lot like NigeHaji which made me think that it’s an adaptation, which it’s not, I suppose but I think they were still similar that I discontinued watching that.

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      I saw some comments about BTIOFL being inspired by this drama, while watching I understood those statements.
      Having watched both, I prefer “Nige Haji” way more (is that the common abbreviation ? hehe).
      Despite the Beanies craze , I did enjoy BTIOFL but did not like that much either ^^’.

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    I watched it long long time ago but jdramas are really not for me. I love japanese movies, not those high school romance once, they tend to be the same.

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      If you have any J-movies reco’, please do share 🙂 , it’s been a while I haven’t watched them.

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        The last one I’ve really apreciated was Still the Water. I don’t have time to go to the cinema now and refuse to posses a telly so it’s more difficult to see some good movies.

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Latest AvenueX’s video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSH6m-p1GFU

Joy of Life S2 release earliest option end of 2021 🥺, but more reasonably 2022 🥺🥺🥺.

followed by :
“It is a long wait but it’s not such a long wait.
As long as you stay healthy, stay alive and then you can watch it”
😂👌

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    Yea, the production team’s announcement about season 2 might be the signal/kick in the butt I need to start season 1 😂😂😂😂😂😂

    I’m wondering how much of the original cast they will be able to have back for season 2

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      I really enjoyed s1 , a different kind of historical drama compared to the usual ones 🙂 .
      Xiao Zhan has few screen times in s1, even though his character will be a major one in s2 , but he’s been popular like you already know , wait and see, will he be in s2 ???

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        I’m REALLY curious to see who will be back for Season 2, because season 1 was filmed in 2018 and the cast has now gone to do so many other different things and have spread out so much, so I’m not even sure 🤔🤔🤔

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Great Escape S2
(C variety show subbed on YT 😉 )
((only ep1 of s1 is subbed, so I watched it and went straight to s2 😅))

Started thanks to @bebeswtz posts (thank you again 😀 !) and because I knew Deng Lun (Phoenix from Ashes of Love),
Justin (Idol producer) and Guo Qi Lin (the ML’s step-brother in Joy of life, loved his character).

Overall, the 5 members of s2 have good chemistry, complementary flaws and qualities 🙂 .
It was so funny how everybody rely on Justin even though he’s the youngest 🙂 .
Guo Qi Lin surprised me by his intelligence and his humor
(wearing random clothes, playing another role or just cosplaying by himself, I’m totally biased on that cosplay).

Last but certainly not least, turned out Phoenix is a scaredy cat 👌🤗😂.

Loved the last theme eps where 3 guests came (among them Zhang Ruo Yun (ML of Joy of life) and Turbo Liu (ML of Nirvana in fire 2)).
Loved it even more since it was obvious that we had 2 big scaredy cats Deng Lun and Zhang Ruo Yun 😂.

(other gifs of Deng Lun in comments 🤭)

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    scaredy cat 😆🥰
    (being a scaredy cat myself , I was scared sometimes (that zombie special😱) but was able to laugh it away thanks to Deng Lun 😆)

    playful, handsome , that evil-charming smile though 😍

    tried to be brave but scaredy cat in front of a closed door (loved the other member saying “he’s a joke” 😂)

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    I’m glad you enjoyed it 😍😍😍😍😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉

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    I also recently finished this! I really had fun watching scaredy cat Deng Lun😂 I don’t think I would be able to go through even one of those rooms if they were all scary and dark. I also wanted to see Season 1 but couldn’t😢. Having seen the Korean Great Escape as well, I really liked that the Chinese version differed in the endings. There was never a right answer and it was more of a discussion In the end to some of the rooms they finished.

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      Yea, I’ve been trying to help people find a subbed version of season 1 but I haven’t been able to just yet, sorry 😔😔

      I tried watching the Korean version after finished season 1 of this Chinese version last summer, but I just couldn’t get into it 😬 That’s when I knew that the charm of the Chinese version is definitely the beloved cast 🥰🥰🥰❤️❤️❤️

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        Thanks for trying!!🥰
        I got lucky and loved both versions, but now I have to wait until who knows when for both of them to come back🥺

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            If nothing goes wrong/is delayed (like they were this year because of Covid), filming for next season should start sometime in May of 2021, and then the first episode should be—latest—early June. For reality/variety shows, China also does function on the live-shoot system, but their live shoot system is MUCH more prepared compared to S.Korea’s, thank goodness 😅

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            Nice! In the meantime, I’ll catch up with dramas ‘cause I haven’t really watched one in a while since I got sucked into variety shows lol

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            @pbnjelly513 lol that’s a total MOOD 😂😂😂 Although, for Chinese variety shows, there will always be 2 for which I’ll be sticking to and watching new episodes for every week 👌🏻👌🏻

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      *high five* glad to see another Beanie have watched and enjoyed it 🙂 .
      Scaredy cat Deng Lun is love <3 (and lots of laugh hehe)
      I don't think I'd be able to any of those rooms too ^^'.

      Back then when it first aired , I watched the Korean version, maybe up to ep3 or 4 of s1 but I wasn't looking forward watching new ep, dropped it afterwards.

      Like you said, I appreciated how they would discuss the "answer" at the end of the ep.

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        I am caught up with all the episodes of the Korean one and now it is just a wait to see when either one of them comes back!

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Listened to some songs of Liu Yu Ning (trad. 劉宇寧/ simp. 刘宇宁) today,
loving his deep, clear and husky voice ^^

saving this song (and his name hehe) on my wall
Traditional and modern music together, cheerful beat : loving it esp. that part at 2mn 🥰

thank you @bebeswtz 😀 !!!
(and turns out I’ve already heard a song of him earlier this year since he made an ost for Skate into love 😉 )

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    Oh yea!! How could I forget his OST track for “Skate Into Love”?? Hahaha His OST track for the drama is actually my favorite 🙂

    And Richie Ren (the one singing this duet with Liu Yu Ning) !! I grew up listening to Richie Ren 🙂

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Grandpas Over Flowers S1-5
Belated post for my summer watch of all seasons of this show

Na PD travel shows are really a must watch this year,
Grandpas Over Flowers is no exception to that 🙂

It’s such a nice, relaxing, heartwarming and funny show 🤗
(but also with some realistic view on life from those Grandpas)

They each have their qualities and flaws, different styles but that didn’t prevent them from being friends for decades 🙂

I liked all seasons, some more than others (in preference order s1,s5,s4,s2,s3).
Wishing that some day I’ll be
as knowledgeable as Lee Soon Jae
as nice and cute as Shin Goo
as romantic as Park Geun Hyung
as persistent as Baek Il Sub
as funny and sociable as Kim Yong Gun
as reliable despite being reluctant and grumpy at first as Lee Seo Jin 🙃

little gif of them dressed up to go to the Opera House in Vienna 🙂

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    I looove this series.
    I recommend the Youth Over Flowers (especially Laos, Peru, and Iceland) and Noona Over Flowers sets too.

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      I’ve watched all seasons of Youth Over Flowers , caught up with some last year ^^’ .
      I still have Noona Over Flowers on the to-watch list, maybe for a watch next year 🙂 .

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    I miss the halbaes!

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Weighing myself this week to see my progress for those lockdown kilos loss.

Scale shows a result
Me : 🥳🥳🥳…but that a bit too much of a progress compared to last month 🤔.
Let\’s try again.

Scale shows another result (greater than the first one) 😮
Me : 😐😐😐
Let\’s try again.

Scale shows a third result
*sigh*
close reaction would be SeonHo upset by the staff giving them snacks for dinner.

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I’ve got a few (maybe stupid and/or not funny) posts ideas (= Kudo random thoughts while puzzling),
but I wonder if there still are some puzzler Beanies checking the fanwall.
Testing the water, are you a puzzler 🧩💕?

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    Yes, I love puzzles and Sudoku and find it so relaxing to use my mind that way…

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      just realized it’s been a while I haven’t done some Sudoku ^^’ .
      totally agree with you it’s “so relaxing to use my mind that way…” 🙂

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    Yes, my last jigsaw puzzle was 2500 pieces—it’s hard to find them with more!

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      “it’s hard to find them with more!” yes 🙁 !
      I’ve bought a 2000 pieces this year, but the original plan was to buy a 5000 pieces, hoping next year there’ll be more choices.

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    Love puzzles! I barely have time for them though.

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      yay *high five*
      (“I barely have time for them though” not cool 🙁 but I can relate to, throughout the year there are some months with no puzzles at all 🙁 )

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1n2d S4E45

Dindin cracking the password by endless tries 😲🤣🤣🤣🤣

…until he realized he just wasted two weeks of staff work and preparation 😬 and upset Smiley PD 😰😆
rest of the ep was Dindin trying to make up for it, creating airtime content 😂

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    Smiley Pd did not expect that 😂

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    That was so funny! Poor DinDin. And then he broke the mic trying to fill time with the toothbrushing thing ahahaha!

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      had some 2nd hand embarrassment but was laughing a bit too much x)

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      The 2nd blackout too 😂 because he was using the blow dryer 😂

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      Poor kid 😂 but you know he has a special place in Smiley PD’s heart despite how naughty he is. He really is the de facto maknae.

      The S4 members still need the staff guidance as they are quite newbie in variety (vs S1). I like the montage at the end of the ep.

      “Separate but together”

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    Was he not supposed to crack the password?

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      they had quizz to guess the password (answer right = gain a letter of the password), but they had to wait 20mn between each quizz …so he just used that time to try again and again random passwords until he found the right one : two weeks of staff preparation became useless x)

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    Then he broke the micro and the audio director had to call him… Then the power went off because he was using a hair dryer in the bathroom… Then we realize the previous time the powder also went off, he was in the bathroom… That was hilarious! Poor DinDin.

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      he also was spliting personnality ,couldn’t decide if he had done something right or not, haha, poor Dindin he tried a bit too much, he should have slept like JongMin x)

      “That was hilarious! Poor DinDin” totally sums up the ep x) !

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    LOL. Poor Din Din. Poor Smiley PD.

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    I’ve been missing a lot! Need to catch up with this show!!

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If other Beanies have been following SungHa Jung, he made a video presenting some of his guitars 🙂
Gotta admit I feel a bit old, since I remember first checking his videos back when he was a child, guess I’m a noona fan haha

Anyway , on top of the cover itself, I like seeing how genuine he is towards music and seeing him smile while just enjoying his recording for the video might be why I’m still enjoying his videos 🙂 .
I know nothing in music, but the guitars explanation was very interesting (until I just laughed at myself not being able to distinguish the different guitars’ signature sounds, except that bass one x) )

Hoping some of you will enjoy this little video ^^

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    I discovered him when he acted in The Suicide Forecast (good movie if you haven’t seen it). I admit I haven’t kept up with him much lately, but I find him really talented and like his take on the songs he’s covered.

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      I’ve got that movie recommended by a Beanie once (maybe you ? don’t remember ^^’) , haven’t watched it yet, will do one day…just need to get through the long to-watch list ^^’

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    I discovered him when he was still in his mid-teens and was still doing videos and music covers (that he arranges himself) on YouTube. Once I found out that he collaborated with IU, I knew that he’d get really big, but I’m happy for him 👌🏻👌🏻

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YT suggestions sometimes give you a surprise gift
Last month, I stumbled upon that cover of Mao BuYi of an old classic Chinese song…I felt for years ago.
I just love that song, the lyrics and the story scream love <3
I didn't recognize the introduction, but sat up right away when he started singing and I recognized the lyrics and the song.
here's another version (the original I think, not sure) with eng subs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur6JtXH3pLE

@bebeswtz tagging in case you haven't heard it yet 🙂

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Finished checking 1.5month of fanwall
~170 pages 😵
next week will start to post little by little about things I’ve watched while being away

(also might have a sore throat, since I was listening to music and singing all along)
What a relaxing week-end 🥴😅

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    😵How many hours of your commitment work?🤔🙄😨😱😁

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      some on Friday night, some on Saturday and then some on Sunday, maybe 10 hours in total 😱

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    I was away for a couple of months and didn’t go back so far in the wall… OMG, I feel terribly bad and a very lazy beanie 😱🤣

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      no need to feel bad, nobody expects anybody to do that
      btw nobody does that 🙄🙄🙄

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    The dedication is A+!

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    And I thought missing a week (~25 pgs) was intense! 😄

    Thanks for all the likes 🙂

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      you’re welcome 🙂
      (wondering if I’ll check them all again if I go offline that long in the future ^^’)

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Finally back on DB 🤗 !
I missed you Beanies, hoping you’re doing well 😘.
Long story short : was busy , mood was also a bit down for various reasons…
Will resume my fanwall check tomorrow, sorry for the (many) notif’ some of you will receive ^^’
bye~😴

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Azzo~ !!!
Popping up to send you a song
I’ll listen to it today to celebrate your day 🤗
Why this MV in a nutshell :
– upbeat song about love between husband and wife 🥰
– lame humor out of nowhere 🙃
– use of erhu one of my catnip
– and saying along ah~ 恋 したい (ah~ Koi shitai) 🥺😅

All the best Azzo 😘😘😘

…and I’m missing you Beanies ❤️,
a bit busy lately, hoping to come back sometime in October, bye~

(fyi this song is the ending song of the J-drama Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu)

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    Thanks for the reminder! It’s @azzo1‘s big day (and SNG)!

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    I love this song! I memorized it and the dance. This remains one of my most favorite jdramas. 🙂

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      I’m bad with body coordination (and watched it often in bed so not the best to dance x) ) but I managed to follow the dance a bit ^^’.
      I watched the drama in Sept. and loved it a lot <3, I'll make a post about it later this month ^^ , definitively one of my fav' dramas 🙂 !
      I hadn't watched a Jdrama in a very long time so I was even more happy to find again that Jdrama humor touch 🙂 .
      If you have some Jdramas reco' by any chance, please do share 🙂

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        I’m also bad with dancing but I love this drama so I tried to “dance”. I don’t have new dramas but have you seen Koi Wa Tsuzu? The story is similar to Itazura na Kiss only that FL is much smarter.

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          thank you for the reco’ , I’ve bookmarked it 🙂 , I haven’t watched Itazura na Kiss but have watched the TW version many years ago ^^’.

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    Kudo ❤️
    I’m seeing this kind of late.. but thank you for this, it made me laugh!
    Also, thank you for being the one to know and enjoy lame jokes with me.. SNG still needs to get used to it!

    We miss you too, hope you’re staying safe and healthy!

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      AZZO 💙!!!
      You’re welcome for the song 🙂 , glad to read you enjoyed it and laughed too 🙂 .
      Long story short : I was off DB being busy then anxiety came back quite strong, so mood was a bit down. I listened a lot to that very singer shared above Hoshino Gen, his upbeat music helped a lot ^^ (along with his MV with weird cuts in the middle for dvd promotion that I got used to x) ).
      I read your updates offline, will upvote and comment later : I’m super happy for you!
      Likewise, hoping you’ll stay safe & healthty 😘

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        Oh Kudo!

        I hope you’re doing well now.. is it work or the whole pandemic situation? Just go easy on yourself and go one day at a time! I think staying off DB or any sort of social media is a good decision, I’ve been staying off all sorts of news too and I can tell you it helps me a lot. So just relax and try not to stress too much.. maybe take a vacation and visit your family if possible.

        Thank you so much but really don’t worry about it, take care and know that this beanie will always be here if you ever need to talk!

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          “know that this beanie will always be here if you ever need to talk!” misty eyes 😢 after waking up , you got me Azzo , thank you for your words it means a lot !

          Maybe you remember I talked about anxiety as a friend, maybe an annoying one but also one I got used to, one that comes and goes. I never was a super bright child, I don’t have that sunny personality like some people. I’m used to anxiety but it does have different levels. It’s often the same things that cause worries, since I don’t have the answer to them, I just manage to put them back before they’re back in the game. The absurd thing about anxiety is that it creates problems out of nothing, like your mind is too much at peace, let’s just worry -_- . So pandemic wise, I’m fine, my family is fine. Work wise , there are some things irritating me, we’ve been working in an non-optimized way because everybody is supposed to be self-directed, but I could just pinpoint several things that could be fixed. However I’m not supposed to play little chef, that’s not my role, and it just baffles me that everybody is fine with working inefficiently. It doesn’t help that I’m organized, conscientious so I try to relativise, learning how to do a ok so-so job when you’d like to do things well ^^’ . Might have been a bit brutal honest that others don’t take well, so I’m just wondering how to try to change (even if I wonder do I need to change, or does the team has to change, but when you’re in the minority…you’re questioning yourself…which often doesn’t lead to bright mindset). Kinda reach a temporary decision : let’s try being like others, stop caring about things nobody cares, just do my job and for frustration of things done well : let’s just do jigsaw-puzzle in the evening !
          Our country’s covid19 situation is getting worse, since yesterday we’re under curfew from 9pm to 6am, for at least 4 weeks (it’s for big cities and their suburds). It’s such a pity since people really don’t learn a thing at all *sigh*. I’ve taken a few weeks off for year-end celebrations but even if all things are reserved, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to see them, hoping they won’t put us under lockdown for Christmas (it’s so horrible, that I don’t think they’ll do it, so that’s my hope) however the curfew was commented as a “sacrifice if we want to save Christmas”, so really hoping it’ll work !

          About checking the fanwall, don’t mind it, it’s just my stubbornness , I have 60 pages of fanwall and your wall left, be prepared for upvotes rain x).
          Don’t worry about me, writing things done, it sounds kinda depressing, but on another hand, jogging helped me have a better heartbeat despite that anxiety (should have listened to my doctor long time ago, but never liked sport ^^’) , I have a job, eat well (I think ? haha), family is well, so there are people having it worse than me, won’t complain too much about my situation.
          Love you Azzo 😘
          (ps wow you really make me talk, wouldn’t have been that talkative with another Beanie ^^’)

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            Talking always helps, Kudo, so never hold yourself back when you want to talk, do it and get it off your chest!

            Yes, I do remember you telling me about it and I think it was about this time last year when we actually talked about it. I know how anxiety can take away your piece of mind and it’s really good that you’ve been jogging because that helps you clear it all a bit, also, try to focus on things you love, try to make a list and when your head is getting blurry and rushed with thoughts take out the list and just tick one of those! Life can be frustrating and sometimes it seems there is no escape from anxiety especially when you know you’re getting older, responsibilities grow yet future seems so far and uncertain, just know that it’s okay, and it’s okay to feel this way, we all do.

            I think I can understand, when you’re in the minority the pressure will always be on you to change even if the rest are at fault but if you believe what you’re doing is right, don’t settle for less, you don’t have to or really need to change just to fit in the mold with others, also don’t think it’s your responsibility to fix everything work-related. See, what you can do is give them a suggestion, tell them this is what you’ve observed and this is how in your opinion things can work better and in a more effective and efficient way, if they take your suggestion then that’s great, if they don’t drop it, you keep working with your work ethics, sadly some people have no conscious!

            We are on curfew too, 8 pm to 5 am, beaches are closed until further notice, all sorts of gatherings are not allowed, cars with more than 4 people get stopped and fined, masks are mandatory but some people are stubborn and have no regards for others’ safety, and we’re in the middle of it all, trying to live with it. I do hope Christmas doesn’t get cancelled for you, I think it will do everyone good if they could just spend a little bit time with their families while still keeping safe.

            Also, it’s okay to complain, there will always be people having it worse, sure, but that doesn’t cancel out how you feel, it’s all valid and it matters!

            (I’ll take that as a compliment, thank you, LOL. Also, I’m really glad you did talk)

            Love you too, Kudo ❤️

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            “I’ll take that as a compliment, thank you” it is, I suspect myself to have a bit of a trust issue, so talking like that even under anonymity is a big deal ^^’.
            It did help, thank you 💙
            Thank you for your wise words, I did try to give suggestion but I need to improve my communication skills, seems like I got rid of shyness but went for brutal honest style which isn’t great, the substance is good but I need to work on the delivery form (easier said than done -_-, maybe a 2021 resolution ^^’).
            “don’t think it’s your responsibility to fix everything work-related” will try !

            Gosh you’re under curfew too *sigh* this covid thing is really tiring -_-. Stay safe Azzo <3 !

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            fanwall check finished 😵.
            Wishing you all the best, SNG really is a nice guy and the right guy for you 🙂 !
            (again I don’t know how you managed all of that, like keeping a straight face when mother-in-law could throw water to you…until *phew* she only had cake question in mind x) ! )
            I did share a love song above, but let me just add that one, one of my fav’ K-songs (it’s a bit realistic but that’s why I like it compared to sometimes too sweet love songs ^^’)
            성시경(Sung Si-Kyung) – 두사람(Two people)
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q5SHKO79uA
            translation https://popmusic4fun.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/sung-si-kyung-translation/

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            I think I have trust issues, too.. and it’s not easy to open up to people, I can totally understand, maybe that’s why I tend to share things on DB and prefer to stay quiet in real life, anonymity does help!

            Aw, kudo.. it’s okay, you’ll learn how to do it just right, I’ve been told I was rude before because I hate beating around the bush and, like yourself, prefer to be brutally honest! Now though, I say things like “Don’t you think it would be better if.. ” and so on, try to include them in the thinking process, it makes them feel they’re the ones making the decision!

            Oh! I’m so sorry for your loss, I didn’t know you were going through all that, stay strong and please don’t blame yourself for not being around. Loss, I believe, will always leave some kind of guilt behind, you’ll always feel like you didn’t do enough, and that’s just part of it all and we have to accept it.. just teaches us to be better to the people we have around us, never take them for granted and appreciate everyone that bit more.

            Thank you, and thank you for all the upvotes!
            He really is and it’s strange how because of him I’ve come to know myself better, it’s crazy actually!

            (I don’t know if I kept a straight face, I’m the worst at it.. whatever is on my mind is on my face, I’m that exposed, LOL!)

            Thank you, I love this song!

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            “I say things like “Don’t you think it would be better if.. ” and so on, try to include them in the thinking process, it makes them feel they’re the ones making the decision!”
            *taking notes, thanks😘*

            Thank you for your kind words 😌 . I didn’t share about it back then, it was so quick, things suddenly got bad then worsened and in the span of one week… it just felt unreal.

            You’re welcome for the upvotes 🙂

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I live alone latest ep
Kwak DoWon was so lovely and funny 😂
I sang along the songs but always had to stop to laugh because he just pours out his emotions into singing
also his simple way to describe SoHyang singing skills “wow…oh…ya~” are perfect 👌😂
Will happily watch the part 2 next week ^^

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    Kudo! How dues it sound to you if we celebrated Azzo’s wedding on the DB fan wall? New music and everyone’s favorite boy-likes-girl at first site dramas, since that’s what happened with Stick note guy! Is it in 4 weeks? We can compile the music into a new Beanie playlist!

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      err… don’t know why I’m being asked my opinion about it, organizing DB events are up to Beanies and their will to participate in it ^^’

      Azzo will probably post something on the fanwall few days before D-day or few days after (it’ll be strange if she’s on DB on D-day x) ) , but I don’t think she will check out the fanwall , I think she hasn’t done it for a while now, she does check out notif’ but misses some of them since she’s tagged a lot.
      As a result, organizing a DB party could be fun for Beanies, she’ll be pleased and happy about it, there might be tons of tag for her, but she’ll have a yt playlist to listen to made by Beanies ^^.

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        Only because I’ve made you the official curator of all things related to azzo! I wouldn’t expect azzo to participate at all, but it would be fun to commemorate it here somehow, don’t you think?

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          And @yyishere and @yuelie should be honorary bridesmaids or something!

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            special DB events are always fun

            BUT I’ll have to ask you to organize that not on my post and not to count on me (tbh I was thinking of going off DB for a whole month or more earlier this week, even missing D-day we’re talking about ^^’ )
            I can only manage to check the fanwall from time to time and don’t know how busy upcoming times will be.
            I’ll follow the event from afar but won’t be able to participate that much :/

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            Ok, got it. I’ve been busy as well, only that I’m on vacation this week have I even had a chance to breathe a little. Hopefully, I can get something together.

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    🤣 😆 🤣

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    I def need to watch this ep bc he is a funny human being!!!

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The Sleepless Princess

AvenueX made a video about it three days ago,
saying it’s a low budget drama perfect to decompress,
kinda historical rom-com with lots of tropes but shot beautifully
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkYVXzpVO9U

I gave it a try and it was just the type of show I needed right now
nothing groundbreaking, but I love the leads : the female lead has one of the brightest smile I’ve seen 😊 and the male lead is a new fav’ 🤩,
love how an easy watch it is, I caught up all subbed eps 😅 but also the raw ones 😆, I’m at ep20 already 🙃
(funny though it’s so simple that watching w/o subs wasn’t that difficult 😂…even more since the subs were terrible ones 🤐)

saving two videos about male lead, just because
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjnJlzI5s74
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE7nyzO-ji8

sharing below the ending song as it’s aired so you can see what kind of show it is ^^, there are scenes not aired yet
the opening song is also nice 🙂
(as usual C-drama opening and ending are full of spoilers, but as the same time I know what I can expect)

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    (argh typos *sigh*)

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    I’m not sure how I’m feeling about Ancient China dramas lately… I tried “The Romance of Tiger and Rose” because it was so loved by the Beanies here when everyone was live-watching it, but when I tried it (though, not live-watching), I couldn’t even get through Episode 1…. It’s been about a month now since I tried, and Episode 1 is STILL on hold

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      Watching The Sleepless Princess wasn’t planned at all, since I’m supposed to be on summer break from dramas…but turns out it’s been nearly 2 months since I’ve watched a historical C-drama and I just love the costumes so it played a big part in binge watching those past few days ^^’.

      I’ve put Tiger and Rose on my to-watch list , maybe for next month, don’t know, but also kinda don’t feel the urge to watch it, don’t know why (too much hype ? already seen lots of spoilers on the fanwall ?…)

      I think I might go with either “Twenty Your Life On” or “Nothing But Thirty” afterwards according to AvenueX’s reviews and the topics of those dramas (so modern dramas ^^’).

      You can take a break from historical dramas, then try again Tiger and Rose or another one, as for me I needed that break since I watched many of them earlier this year ^^’.

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        Yea, I don’t know what will be the next Chinese historical drama that catches my attention 🤷🏻‍♀️ So I guess a break from that genre is definitely happening 😅

        I’m thinking of starting the modern drama “White War”— my friend is currently watching it and has become obsessed and she’s been sending me messages, trying to get me to start 😂😅
        I think it’s a collaboration production between Hong Kong and China, because a lot of the cast members are actually from Hong Kong (with some guest roles are actor/actresses from Mainland China), it’s shot in Hong Kong, the setting of the story is Hong Kong, BUT its being broadcasted by Mainland China and IN China as well, and by
        Chinese company Tencent (the same one that broadcasted “The Untamed)

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        Lots of discord beanies are loving Nothing But 30 but a couple tried and wasn’t really into Twenty Your Life On (I’ve not seen either but plant to see NB30). But right now we are all in love with Go Ahead. I highly suggest Go Ahead. It’s such a lovely drama❤️

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          Yea, I’ve heard great things about “Go Ahead”…. The Chinese really know how to do family dramas right 👌🏻👌🏻☺️☺️

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          thanks for the information 🙂
          I’ll wait for them to finish airing though, live-watching like for The Sleepless Princess involves the wait of new ep ^^’ and it’ll be the same with Forest of secrets 2…
          I saw your post and added it to my (way too long ^^’) to-watch list

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          I’m watching Twenty your life on and it’s totally working for me. It is actually one of the more realistic portrayal of 20 somethings branching out from university to work while being fun and thought provoking at the same time. It isn’t groundbreaking but I’m loving the lessons each episode gives and how naturally the girls are progressing to work life rather than making them a superwomen who can deal with everything or a candy who can’t do anything right. I can’t access nothing but 30 rn but I totally plan to watch Go ahead. It airs daily though and it’s hard to catch up even if only 7 episodes are available 😅

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            when I watched AvenueX’s video and how she described the relationship and how intertwined there are, I thought it’s not the type of show for everyone but I totally can see me enjoy watching it, even more if it’s slow paced 🙂
            thanks for your comment that gives me hope ^^
            (I planned to watch those but with all the things going on, I won’t be surprised if I start watching them only mid-September or even in October ^^’)

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    I’ve been wanting to see this but heard the subs was terrible. So I was holding off in the hopes the subs would improve with time😕 I always get sad when I see a drama is on MGTV because their subs are usually really slow or terrible (machine translated).

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      The first eps subs are “normal” but around ep10-14 right now it’s horrible :
      “prince” translated as “king”, then when the prince is calling his sister (let’s say “royal sister”) it’s translated as “emperor’s sister” (but that would be his aunt lololol)

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        the characters’ names are also translated which is laughable “XingChen” as Stars and “ChuYue” as First Month , the sentences are weird x)

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        I also heard the timing was off. So I’m planning to wait for the drama to be done and hopefully all these subbing issues get fixed. I hope they fix them 😭

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          on yt it was off around ep9 I think , so I switched with other dark websites ^^’

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      yeah subs are bad x)
      read above the examples I gave to Trin Jiejie , it’s so horrible that I didn’t care at one point…and now waiting for new ep since I watch it raw x)

      raw is easy : example with this scene where the princess disguised as a bad guy, plays along counting then giving a fake name before getting discovered , I laughed a lot : no subs needed x)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuGI_hYUhRw

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    You’re not on DB as much, I see, just two posts for the whole three weeks I was gone!

    How are you, Kudo? How have you been?
    Is everything okay, are you all well?

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      Don’t worry Azzo, I’m fine , just a little busy (and lazy to post sorry ^^’).

      I’ve checked db on weekends and just upvoting or commenting that doesn’t show on my wall, but also wasn’t in the mood to make a post (despite having several funny things I’ve seen).
      In a nutshell, still working, trying to watch one ep per day (seems so little compared to lockdown time ^^’) but also doing big tidy-up (a little bit everyday, it’s insane how time consuming it is compared to things done) and sport (one kilo lost yay (but seriously all the efforts it takes to lose that O_o )) .
      was glad to read your post earlier 🙂 , now I really should log out and gotta sleep , will log in quickly tomorrow night.
      hoping you’re all right (seems like with your post =P)

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        (adding a tag @azzo1 so that you can find those news , have a nice day ^^)

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        Oh, good! I’m just not used to seeing you this inactive.. also, no need to apologize, you have your own personal life and that should always be your priority over DB, totally understand that!

        How’s the Covid19 situation over there? We’re working too, some days I go to the office and some days I’m working from home, planning to take two weeks off for the wedding and all.. hope they agree, they’ve not been the nicest these days!

        Oh, wow! That is such an accomplishment!! All the hard work will pay off, trust me, I know (Did I ever tell you my weight-loss story? No? Maybe I’ll tell it to you one day 😂).

        Hope you got a good night’s sleep. And don’t worry about me, I’m good, really happy these days.. though I kind of feel guilty about it with everything that’s been happening around the world.. can’t help it, I’m weird!

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          Covid19 1st wave was in March/May then lockdown shows results in June . However July/August being the 2 months summer vacation time : many people behaved like “oh I’m tired of it, now it’s holiday let’s just enjoy and we’ll see what’ll happen” (*sigh*)
          so now number of cases are increasing exponentially , if this goes on, we’ll have 2nd wave in late Sept/October -_- . Also this week it’s school year start with strict health protocol, same for companies : we have to keep the mask all day long even if one meter distance is observed (…but I kinda already did that so I’m totally ok with it ^^’).
          The “still working” of my previous message could be read as :
          a) didn’t take vacation, just a few days off here and there (explains being busy)
          b) thankful that I’m still working since news show often companies plan to cut down staff (e.g. aeronautic industry with Airbus and its numerous subcontractors)
          Like you, I’m alternating between working from home and going to the office during the week. It’ll stay like that for Sept. at least, then it’ll depend on how the situation evolves.

          “That is such an accomplishment” Thank you 🙂 , I actually started in July, so it took me two months to lose one kilo ^^’ . But this could be the silver lining of 2020, I’m doing sports (despite never liking it ^^’) and taking a little better care of my health ^^’.
          I remember you said you were overweight before, after seeing how hard it is to lose a mere kilo (while in normal BMI range for me) : I can’t dare to imagine the effort it took for your weight-loss journey, you have all my respect !

          “they’ve not been the nicest these days” argh 😒, can’t they just be nice ? like 2020 isn’t already nasty enough for them ?!

          Thanks, I had a good night’s sleep yesterday… and now it’s already time to another one ^^’.
          Maybe you don’t realize how your story and posts are a ray of sunshine for Beanies (including myself), even out of db, some random thought will be “but hey somewhere on the planet there are people living life events and being genuinely happy …like @azzo1 🤗🤗” so don’t feel guilty , be happy to the fullest 😘

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            (I wrote this long reply but DB decided to swallow it 😭).

            People here are acting the same, summer is “the beach” month and since all the beaches are open they are so crowded and people don’t seem to care about any precautions except masks (mandatory, they’ll be fined!). We’ve been too careful but you just never know!

            Yes sadly a lot of small companies had to shut down and people lost their only income, we should really be glad we still have work!

            Yes, so overweight, my weight-loss journey involved a lot of crying and cursing and losing motivation then getting back at it again! I still workout regularly, to maintain the weight and I still carry my cheeks, they’re here to stay 😂

            Thank you so much, Kudo. I think that’s why I really share my stories here. Once a beanie told me that my stories were the only happy thing in her days and that touched me so much!

            Thank you, stay safe and healthy always ❤

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            DB eating reply is horrible *pat Azzo*

            “Thank you, stay safe and healthy always ❤” 🥰
            and well you said it all so : likewise 😘

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Lee\’s Kitchen Alone

Laughed with the first ep but was worried about all the work for one person.
Watching 2nd ep, I felt exhausted and totally not relaxed,
thought this is NOT how I expect to feel like watching a variety show 😕

Thanks for the customers commenting they couldn\’t see SuGeun that much,
Na PD started to help and even asked another staff to help too *phew*

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    Su geun is in good command. making Na work, making customer work.. only short of asking customers to wash their own plate 😛

    its good.. and finally interesting.. given how many shows with food and travel theme are airing right now..
    vaction house is boring primarily because of the leads

    While i know food won’t taste anything phenomenal..but that potato rice on cold morning.. i am yearning for it

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    If only the kitchen was not there but outside like near the fire or near the tables then maybe he did not have to do all those travelling >.<

    Thankgoodness Na PD helped cuz it'll be too tiring for him.

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      exactly, the kitchen’s location doesn’t help at all :/

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        Yeap, it’s the layout of the kitchen, I’m sure they could have done something. I wonder if they did it that way to make him travel all that far, if that’s the case, that’s too cruel for Na PD.

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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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