Beanie level: Noble idiot

As a kid I couldn’t wait to be an ‘adult’ so I could choose to live off lollies & pizza – no ‘yucky’ vegetables. Little me would be disappointed that I’m adult who actively craves & dreams of greens 🥬

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    It is funny how our tastes change, I used to love almond milk hot chocolate from one of the brand coffee shops but wanted to save time and money and be healthy so started making a home made version with pure almond milk and a fraction of the sugar. I didn’t like the taste initially but when I ‘treated’ myself to the original it tasted off so thought they must have given me the cows milk version by mistake. Three months later I tried it again but it tasted the same and that’s when I realised I was tasting all the additives they add to barista versions of the alternative milk to stop it curdling. 🤢 I will keep saving while I wait for a quality cheaper version of a nut milk machine so I can make my own without the faff.

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      It is really funny how tastes change – so many things that I thought I’d never enjoy eating/drinking a few years ago, are now all things that I actively enjoy or don’t taste as bad as I thought they did. And also I didn’t even know they add additives to barista versions of alt. milk but it makes sense – as in I get why they would – but the taste would be so incredibly different when you’re making it home, fresh & natural. I starting to and trying to be more aware of exactly what’s in my food and drink too – it’s really interesting reading the ingredients list of processed/pre-packaged foods and being like wow there’s a lot more in here than I thought and also what even are some of these ingredients (usually the additives and preservatives etc). I’d never thought about drinks purchased from a cafe though, but I’m so curious now – I want to also try making my usual orders at home and seeing what the difference is!

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        You will be so surprised by the difference in taste. I look forward to hearing how you get on.

        I made almond milk at home a couple of times and it was 25% almonds compared to 1-3% in shop bought almond milk. I bake my own gluten free biscuits without the gums and ridiculous amounts of sugar they add to make up for the different flour mix needed.
        I have a bought cook books that go into detail on the flavour combinations to help to bring out the best in your dishes. The vegetarian flavour bible and the homemade vegan pantry are really helpful so I can make my own spice mixes and sauces without all the fillers they add to keep it fresh on the shelves for years and I can add or eliminate any flavours I don’t like.

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we love a self-aware drama 😂

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#BVIPP2 trying so hard not to spam (last one I promise!!) this song is too good a masterpiece to not mention. Ties with ‘Move’ as my favourite Taemin solo track.

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    Taemin is just too good!!!

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    It doesn’t really matter what the words are – it’s all in the beat. It’s the rhythm baby, it’s the rhythm! It’s toe-tapping and makes you want to get up and dance. I love it! 🕺🕺🕺

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#BVIPP2 This is one of the best releases this year imo and they killed the stage! I stand by my claim that it should’ve been the title track on the album.

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    I’m on vacation with my sister in law right now, and she just saw them in concert. Yeah, live. I’m so jealous.

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      omg no way, she’s so lucky! I’m so jealous too 😭 tbh every time there’s a concert announced, I cry because 9.9 times out of 10, it’s never in Australia hahaha *sighs*

      I hope she had a good time though, did she get to see j-hope too?

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        She wasn’t at lollapalooza, but I do know some women that did go there too and saw him. I have friends who are kpop fans in Chicago and they saw G-idol the very next week. Chicago is the pace to live if you want kpop! My sister in law did see BTS in Vegas though.

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#BVIPP2 and for a change of pace, the OST song I’m currently most obssessed with atm. This entire drama had an elite OST (the Stray Kids one is also chefs kiss 🤩)

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#BVIPP2 in honour of the Queens coming back this month, here’s my favourite BP song (and also one of the funniest skits in Welcome to Waikiki 2 was when the gangsters did this song for karaoke 😂)

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#BVIPP2 and one from one of the newer kids on the block 😎

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#BVIPP2 bringing this back because I’m going through a NU’EST Renaissance (take a hot guess as to what triggered this 😂).

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    Probably the same person that made me watch/listen to Universe on repeat yesterday. 😂 I couldn’t name one Nu’Est song for you until he showed up in Alchemy of Souls. Too bad they disbanded this year. Thank you for posted this! Universe was on last year’s
    playlist. I don’t think this one was though!

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      AHHH Universe 🥰 Earphone is another fabulous Minhyun solo if you haven’t heard it before!!
      It is a pity they disbanded this year – with how popular AoS is, the boost in international popularity that they’re getting would’ve been even more amazing if they were still together. Thankful that there’s 10 years worth of music and content at least 😭

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        No kidding!!! Maybe one of their managers has the foresight to have them do a comeback under their own label or something. *Prays to the kpop gods to have Around Us entertainment (Highlight’s self-made label) pick them up.

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    I miss this era of kpop lmao (also love this song. what a debut haha)

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      Me too!! Hahaha and yes one of the best debut songs imo because it’s so mad catchy. Not to mention the the styling for this MV especially is quite avant garde, chefs kiss 😍 😂
      2012 seems like it was yonkers ago but also simultaneously yesterday, time is truly a crazy concept.

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AHAHAHAH netflix korea\’s edit game is strong, this is one of the best EAW one\’s I\’ve seen yet:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CgspsHTLrCE/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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Alchemy of Souls is a meme wonderland ✨

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    I am not even watching this drama but these are 🤣 they would be perfect for the noble idiocy sections of any romance drama.

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    🤣🤣🤣

    Holy sh*t, ep. 13. The stakes are through the roof. I’m not watching the preview. Not watching. Not watching. Not watching.

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      Literally me right now battling myself as to whether I stay up and watch ep 14 or sleep and wait till after work tomorrow 🤡

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    Lol 🤣🤣

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    That Yul thing …. I rolled my eyes so hard they were facing backwards.

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    omg these are gold.

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    🙂

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In iso and rewatching Youth of May, to date one of my top kdramas. Suffice to say, regardless of how many times you\’ve seen it, no one\’s safe once Lee Dohyun starts to cry 😭

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Whimsical & fun Ep1 of Dear X – I like it more than Dear M! Hilarious that these FLs have NCT\’s Dohyun & Jaehyun as their BFFs and somehow are completely oblivious to their charms (and pretty faces).

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    *Doyoung

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    Are you watching Miracle as that has the same thing again male best friend but it also has a female best friend they all hung out together at school and have maintained their friendship into adulthood.

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      Yes that’s the one! The one where the male bff becomes an idol at the same company as her former idol crush Luice!

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    He is from SF9 Hwiyoung.

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    Thanks for the review! I was hesitating on whether to check it out and you calling it whimsical just gave me the call to do so.

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      I haven’t seen the second ep yet but supposedly it gets a tiny bit angsty! The first ep the vibes are a bit like if Dear M met Scripting your Destiny and At A Distance The Spring Is Green

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        I love that linking of those three as they all had great points and other bits that were a bit … I thought the brother’s noble idiocy to try to save the younger brother from emotional and physical abuse was ridiculous as it starved him of the one person he could have gladly turned to for genuine love. It was love but he experienced it as his brother’s rejection and hatred.
        Scripting your destiny was one I never heard anyone talk about but I loved the scene where he changed the colour of the sky that was such an amazing concept and around that time Seoul walker shot a video of a sunset walk where the sky had turned everything purple it was so pretty it reminded me of that scene.

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        Wonderful comparisons for me since I enjoyed both Scripting Your Destiny and Spring is Green (haven’t seen Dear M yet). A little angst to spice things up is fine as long as it’s mostly fun at other times.

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The Naksu Blue scarf craze has me picking up my own knitting needles to make myself one…this might just be the first knitting project I actually finish hahahaha

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I hate that my cursed brain took the beautiful tree moment from ep 5 of Alchemy and decided to remind me of the spider-monkey scene in Twilight 😭

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It\’s Alchemy weekend!!! I feel like a kid on Christmas eve! There\’s a small part of me that worries about just how hard the fall is going to be once this show ends but that\’s a future me problem 🤷‍♀️

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    I really hope it’s a missing the show eagerly awaiting the next season fall rather than a mid season disappointment when the script goes rogue, which keeps happening to me recently…not bitter, not bitter at all😐

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      I was just thinking that after I posted (bc same, it’s sad how many shows have fumbled the landing for me recently) 😭 Hoping the Universe doesn’t decide to do us a “favour” by derailing this show to “save us” from missing it when it ends 😂

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It\’s only Tuesday and I\’m already struggling with having to wait again for Alchemy episodes, especially after the preview at the end of ep.4 😔 An Extraordinary You re-watch is in order I think.

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I thought nothing could top the Hyunbin x Sonyejin wedding this year but I stand corrected by the just announced news that our kdrama royal couple are expecting a child 🥰 🥰 🥰

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