Beanie level: Errand boy

It’s already 5th August here and it’s my BD! Happy Birthday to ME!

*Note to self – HBD. You’ve done a wonderful job for the past year. May you live a happy life and be wiser and wiser for every single minute you’re living. xox

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At episode 9 and I’m wondering how come A Poem A Day gave me so much laugh like this?

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Beginning A Poem A Day.. So far I like all the poems the show gave.

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Upon watching the end credit of Weather, a question popped up in my head.

How come the cast and crew deliver something so beautiful as this?

I guess the answer is “because they are beautiful.”

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    Because if they are not, there are no way ones can manage to make and convey such a beautiful story.

    To Beanies who haven’t watched this one, I so hope you give this one a chance. I think it warmed my soul in the very deep level. This is one true gem.

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      It is the most beautiful and warm story.
      It went directly to my top 10.

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        Yes, it indeed is. I rarely rewatch things, but I was considering giving this one a try. That means something.

        And yes, it’s also in my top 10.

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How similar are our Kdrama preferences?

10% – Ojakgyo Brothers
10% – My Husband Mr.Oh
10% – Yong Pal
10% – I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day
10% – Live Up to Your Name
10% – Forest of Secrets
10% – Chocolate
10% – My Unfamiliar Family
10% – Romantic Teacher Doctor Kim1/2
10% – Oh Hae-young Again

Honorable mentions: Hospital Playlist, Healer, Descendants of the Sun, The King: Eternal Monarch, Romance is a Bonus Book, Misaeng
Basically, just add those which you\’ve watched and liked. Please feel free to copy and paste on your wall.

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    Thanks to @purplesheesh I now have something to play with 😀

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    50%, but just because I haven’t watched the other 5 🤣🤣🤣

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    0% 😔
    we match in some of your honorable mentions…😁

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      Aww.. I know. My list really consists of the dramas I consider really tugging at my heart strings. I love honorable mentions so much as well, but perhaps less than the first ten. 🙂

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    If I only consider your official list: 40%
    If I include your honorable mentions: 70% (Misaeng! ❤️)

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    0%.

    But from the Honorable Mentions, 3 out of 6. 50%.

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    50% from the list
    5 from the honorable mentions

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    Awww only 30% with your main list butttt adding in the honorable mentions I’ve got 70% LOL

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    10 % because I’ve only seen 3 from your list, 2 of which I dropped. But that 10 % is forest of secrets so it’s cool.

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    10%, I’ve only seen one of those! A couple of honourable mentions though

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      May I ask which one that is?

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        Oh Hae young Again. I’ve been matching like one or two with most people because I haven’t seen most of the list, obviously I need to watch more dramas!

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    I finished and thoroughly loved: 30% but they’re 2 dramas I did enjoy but just never finished. So…50%..? excluding honorable mentions.

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      I always think I have very specific taste when it comes to dramas. I expected Beanies to share something like 10% similarity with me tbh.

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    10%. I like Live Up to Your Name too just not in my top10. The rest have not seen with the exception of Yong Pal – didnt like the second half.

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      I guess I am biased because I really liked Kim Nam-gil (the actor who played the ml there.) 😳

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My Unfamiliar Family is a gem. Period.

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“Is being different something to be afraid of?” – Sang-tae

It’s Ok to Not Be Ok ep.6

Is it?

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    It is. No matter in what context, being different is not wrong but it is scary.

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    Being different from the rest means you’re an unknown to them and we all fear the unknown. It’s sad but it’s true.

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    Dear @katakwasabi @lordcobol @earthna,

    Thanks for your replies. I never knew people would consider something/someone different from them scary. I used to be so confused with people around me unable to fully accept someone who was just different from them or had different opinions from them. It is so easy for me to accept new people from different countries, people having different opinions as I think they are kinda fascinating (I’m easily fascinated by new cultures, new things), so I had absolutely no idea why people could have different take on this.

    Now that I’ve grown up (a bit) I can see that people do have different opinions and no one is righter than the others. It’s sad indeed. People don’t choose to be different, they’re just different.

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      Indeed. It’s a work in progress. With countries having more diversity now, I hope it will bridge the differences and we can see we’re pretty much the same anyway. I said being different means you’re an unknown to others but this can be fixed by just spending time with people and knowing them more. Through that, they would be unknown anymore. Here’s hoping for a better world!

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Oh why and why are there so many good Kdramas this year? 🥺

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    To be our buddy during this quarantine life

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    I’m loving my kdrama watching at the moment! Some great new ones & caught up with some great old ones.

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      Can’t agree with you more. I’m brimming with joy.

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    Was it last year that there was one summer month that had 17 (or was it 19?) dramas premiere 😂😂😂😂

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    Sometimes that seems like the minority opinion around here, but I have so many dramas that are going to be duking it out for my beans. I think “Oh, this is my favorite of the year” and then it gets dethroned by another.

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      I second this. I love Chocolate at the beginning of this year and thought to myself ‘Ok, that’s it for 2020.’ Then, I got to watch Live Up to Your Name, which isn’t actually this year’s show but I happened to watch it this year, and I thought to myself again ‘Omo, this is another fav of mine.’ Then, When the Weather is Fine came, and My Unfamiliar Family came, and even the King came. So I stopped naming one of them my fav because then I’ll have too many fav shows, and this is only half of the year.

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    The saving grace of 2020.

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Finished Little Women (the movie latest version). It was beautiful. 💗

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    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Florence Pugh as Amy (WOW).

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    It was different retelling of a story we know so well. Although, it didn’t make Beth’s death any less painful or Jo-Laurie’s unfulfilled pairing less regretful.

    But it was the best treatment of Amy so far.

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      I know. I still cried over Beth’s death, and the way Mr.Laurence could not enter the house because he knew Beth wouldn’t be there was just heartbreaking.

      And yes. I dearly wished both Jo and Teddy ended up being a couple but she knew herself well when she told him she didn’t love him that way. I think her mother knocked the sense into her again by telling her that she didn’t love Teddy, so I was fine thinking that both Jo and Teddy just weren’t meant to be together.

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Because of the PPLs, I found Dyson. My family got a Dyson last week, and our lives have never been better. Highly recommended for those living with fine dust.

Worth every single *insert ur currency*

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    I want a Dyson.

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    A little bit more in detail:

    We bought it and used it right away because if something goes wrong you can have a new one within 7 days from the day you purchased. I used it to clean the whole house. Then, the battery seemed to go wrong as it shut down abruptly after the screen showing that there was about 10 percent left, so I had to get exchanged it for the new one.

    I got the new one yesterday and everything went very well with today’s cleaning. The only con I found is that the Dyson 11 Fluffy is OHHHHH SOOOOO HEAVY. Dyson should do a research and make it so much lighter and that version will be just perfect for a housewife.

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The only show I’ve been live-watching is My Unfamiliar Family. It’s a good show with an excellent cast.
Kim Ji-suk is such a gem. Han Ye-ri is lovely as usual. They make a perfectly lovely pair.

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One very good thing about watching My Unfamiliar Family is that it inspired me to say my thoughts out loud instead of keeping it all inside. By doing this, I inspired other family members to voice their opinions straightforwardly too. In an Asian family like mine, things are pretended to be ok almost all the time as being not ok might be considered being unable to dealing with the problems yourselves and as such a sign of weakness.

But people are weak all the time. I think we are learning that it’s ok to be weak or broken and everyone will still love you all the same if not even more.

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    This is so nice! I’m glad it’s helping you.
    I come from a family in which we openly speak about anything we want. I grew up hearing my family stories and the struggles they’ve gone though and it’s always helped me to understand who I am and why I am this way.

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    We Asians have weird communication system…I have vowed to not repeat that crap when I start my family

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      Not all families though. My husbands family tell each other everything. Mine only does when someone thinks someone else is out of line.

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Omo, I never knew that Dr.Bae from Romantic Doctor 2 is the new CEO, the potential love interest of FL in My Unfamiliar Family. And it still has Kim Ji-suk. Awww.. my heart…

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    Oh, yes.
    Your heart, my heart, and Eun Hee’s heart broken in a thousand pieces.

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When I’m stressed out, I bake.

Midnight apple muffins..

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    It has been a stressful week for me. Sometimes, things that you would never imagine happening happened to you or your loved ones, and that kinda broke my heart. By baking, I could take my mind off those things that happened, and just focused on measuring the ingredients and following the recipe. Looking at the likes I got, it feels like someone cheering me up even when they don’t know what’s happening. This warms my heart. Thank you all.

    I guess this is why I loved The King. I needed something to take my mind off all the things in my head. The King made so little sense that I just enjoyed all the beauty it had without having to exercise a little bit of my brain. It was the right thing for me.

    Guess everything has its timing.

    — The End of today’s diary —

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    They look sooo good😍

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      Thanks teehee. Cooking is all about experimentations. This one is the Paleo Apple Muffins that used almond powder instead of all-purpose flour and honey instead of sugar. It’s a little bit healthier than the normal versions of apple cakes so you can say!

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I think I know what love is. I ❤️ The King regardless of its flaws. The ending and most of the eps are so beautiful.

What I learned from the last ep is “Fate is unpredictable.”

What about you?

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    I agree with you 🙂 In spite of the issues, I love this drama.

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      I have no issues with Beanies liking or not liking this show, but it’s always nice to see a like-minded. 🙂

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    Sorry but I think I’m going to stop watching dramas by this writer.
    Sadly, that is what I learned…

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      😂 I think I learned that I should trust my instinct to fast forward to my favorite actors’ parts.

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      That’s so fine @stpauligurl! (Glad to see you on my wall 😊) I too agree that if I’m not blinded by my love for the drama, which I just really don’t know where that came from, I would have given it up long time ago.

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    We remain mostly opposite in our taste. It was beautifully filmed though.

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      You know opposite things attract 🙃. LoL I look forward to the next show we both like. 😌 What will that be? 🤔

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    I learned that just being beautiful is not enough for me.

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I got my first (and probably my last) Alley beverage from the Alley today at a department store near my house. The PPL is effective, or I’m just easily convinced I’m unsure. The deer looks cute btw.

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    Why last? Was it terrible? Expensive? Maybe you chose a bad one?

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      I’d just say that I normally don’t buy sweet drinks these days. After the crazy bubble tea trend in my country, I decided to put a stop to that. My purchase today was only because I wantEd to relate to The King a little bit more. It’s been a crazy ride in the last episodes but I still like it a lot.

      Three to four dollars per glass is considered expensive for a drink in my country. A normal one dish meal would cost me only 1 1/2 dollars. The beverage tastes fine btw.

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        Thanks for the explanation! It’s the kind of thing I’d buy and I don’t even like King but I really like sweet drinks. 😛

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    Ohhh. I thought it was just a South Korean Coffee Chain. It’s in a few other countries. Behold the power of PPL.

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      I thought the Alley was Taiwanese.

      Anyway I just googled and apparently there are a few stores in Australia as well. Although when I googled them I got a very strange pop up that said there have been accusations it’s not related to the parent company and that they were very definitely part of the Alley. Maybe I should drive three hours north and give it a try. Pandemic schamdenic.

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After watching The King ep.14 my head keeps spinning like a top.

🤢🤮

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    KES just hit us with a truck’s worth of information which i am desperately trying to make sense of

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      I decided after trying to make sense of things (like after a 20-minute watching) that I’d better not try to think at all. That did me well actually.

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Finally came back to my daily dose of sanity. #WhentheWeatherisFineep.11

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Just made a poached egg for the first time. It turned out so bad! Hehe I guess it was because the water

temperature wasn’t exactly right. Just learnt how difficult it is to poach an egg. 😳

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    Cooking takes time and patiente.
    It’s all about trial and error.
    Next time it will be better, and the next one even better.

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      Thanks for the encouragement @eazal 😊 I’m not sure if I’m a fast learner but hopefully next ones are gonna be better than this one.

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    me too!
    I made a poached egg for the 1st time last Friday and… yeah, I will never underestimate how difficult it is to get these eggs all pretty/round/runny in my plate again !
    ha ha ha ha!

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      *high five*

      At least you made some of them round. My poached eggs were like the yolks were flying among the clouds.

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    Did you add some vinegar to the boiling water?

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      Yes I did. I used like a table spoon of white vinegar. Did I make a mistake when I attempted to make a whirlpool? 🤔

      Do you think I used too little vinegar?

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        I tried it for the first time like two months ago. I don’t like runny eggs but my other half does. What I remembered from how chefs were doing it while working in the train kitchen for a year, they just kept the water boiling slowly and added vinegar but it needs a big pot. They didn’t whirlpool the water they’ve just crushed the egg into it. I tried it that way and it worked.

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        Not boiling, simmering is the right word! Anyway, there’s this good video of Jamie Oliver who explains everything about it.

        https://youtu.be/pAWduxoCgVk

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          Thanks @kerouregan that’s such a big help. I’ll try this the next time. At least there are three more ways to try 😅.

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… And may I just say that The King ep.13 is so boring. The best part of it is the blatant PPLs. The way they were advertized was so in-your-face it was so hilarious.

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    We got PPL in return for a PPL lol. I mean they just revealed what we already knew since ep 1 so idk why put the grand music, it isn’t a grand reveal (it is for the characters but if the viewers knew it since forever then that makes the characters look dumb).

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      Yeah.. I think so too. I mean I couldn’t figure it out myself (I thought Shin Jae was the one who came and saved the little Gon) but hearing that theory from a lot of Beanies made the revelation a bit .. plain?

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      It annoyed me that Lee Rim figured it out at the same time as Gon..

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        I thought he already knew and was bummed to find out that he wasn’t that smart either.

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    This episode wasn’t as exciting as the last one. However, it did confirm a theory that many of us had so that’s a plus 🙂

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      Hehe.. I think you’re right. Perhaps the Beanies are just too clever I found the revelation not that exciting.

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        I understand what you mean. Honestly, I thought as much from the beginning. Hopefully next week’s episodes will pick up the pace.

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