Beanie level: Errand boy

I’m girl crushing on Jung So-min. Love all the dramas I’ve seen her in, and she’s just so charming. And pretty. And witty. And adorable. (guest on My Little Old Boy ep 247).

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KDQOTD*: Stop thinking about what you didn’t do because you didn’t know. Think about what you can do [for her] now that you know. DoomAYS ep 7 *Korean drama quote of the day.

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Just a general observation: Unlike so many passengers in K-dramas, I’ve never had to ask a cab driver to “go a little faster, please.”

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    I’ve never told a cab driver to follow another car, yes. But Lord knows the number of cab drivers I have annoyed, asking them to go faster, because I was running late to catch a train or a flight! ha ha ha ha!

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    Many a time I’ve wanted to ask them to slow down. 😬

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Hospital Playlist 2, ep 2
“I don’t think the coffee here has any caffeine.

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Hospital Playlist 2 ep 2 (spoilers) Rough day in the OR. A patient who tries her best, and one who does what he wants. An entitled family member who makes life harder for staff and doctors. A gentle approach. A calm presence in a complicated surgery. Dr. Ahn is wise in comforting; Dr. Yang offers cautious hope when loss is likely and struggles with the outcome; Dr. Lee lectures a careless patient who takes his giving family for granted even though he knows the reality for change is nil; Dr. Chae burns the candle on both ends, but for how long? Professional generosity can be dangerous too if there is no balance. How cool that their band has lasted and still offers a very healthy escape for stress. This is such a well produced, written, and acted kdrama! 🎵 I didn’t even realize the sun was setting🎵
And what could be more heartfelt than the exchange between Dr. Yang and the patient and her husband who thank him for his kind words with a quote: “Bad things at times do happen to good people.” I love him.

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    “ Dr. Chae burns the candle on both ends, but for how long? “

    I thought the show was foreshadowing an auto accident for her. Glad to be wrong!

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      Actually, I did too, with the trip after surgery. Glad we were both wrong!

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    This episode demands repeat watching as every arc conveys so many life lessons and I’m totally in awe throughout.

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I can almost never watch dramas during the day, but I’m off early and what am I doings? Tuning in to Hospital Playlist 2 ep 2, that’s what! I’ll be back later with how I liked it!

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Racquet Boys ep 8. This is such a worthy coming-of-age drama complete with all the awkwardness of middle schoolers, teams and sports, friendships, generational relationships, siblings, goals, and just grappling with one’s youthful thoughts and confidence. The reality of uncertainty all the time on so many levels pretty much defines puberty, and I love seeing spurts of maturity among the badminton team members and also between the parents/coaches and children/athletes.

Sent from my iPad

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What in the world is up with poison as the weapon of choice I’m Mad For Each Other, I mean, first the dog and then Min Kyung . . .

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Thoughts on Sung Rok and Eun Wood’s last ep: I braced myself for the departure of Sung Rok and Eun Woo on Master in the House with a generous slice of two-layer chocolate cake. What I got was a mini history lesson of the censorship in the 70s in S Korea from the perspective of master Lee Jang Hee. He was thrown in prison for the lyrics he wrote and sang as S Korea’s first folk songwriter/ Singer. Ask A Korean (well-known blogger) created an amazing and insightful list of the 100 most influential singers , and I can’t wait to check out his reference to Lee Jang Hee. Lee also mentioned there was a huge marijuana scandal back then which landed lots of people in prison, trying to silence the influence of and era in the midst of change. It was really fascinating to listen to his story and some comments from peers back in the day.
It was a nostalgic setting filled with true friendship through tumultuous times that made saying farewell to Sung Rok and Eun Woo so moving. I loved them both on the show. Not being much of a water person, I thought those rubber canoes looked scary on the waves. The cranberry, cinnamon, and walnut bread made by Master Lee looked simply delish! It was heartwarming to see them so happy as they sat around and talked on the deck. Making memories. Letters. The time capsule. Promising not to cry, but shedding a tear all the same. “Awesome Cha Eun Woo” – I think you’ve matured and are more three-dimensional because of MitH. See you in 21 years on Ulleung Island ❤️
P.S. I can totally see Bakgoon on MotH, he is the variety shows’ popular sweetheart these days. Was that a preview hint?

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Another nod to Reply 1994 when the cop friends in Mad for Each Other (ep 11) call Hwi Oh trash 😂

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Even more kdrama cigArette scenes since last mentioned? Nevertheless, My Roommate is a Gumiho ~

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    I guess the laws/norms have relaxed in Korea? It’s so weird to see people on tv with smokes.

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    Do they actually use it? I think it has always been allowed as long as they didn’t actually put it in their mouth… I have seen lots of shows using scene cuts and indirect shots to show someone smoking while not really smoking…

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Boys Mental Camp season 2 NCTDream is really fun to watch! So far, 10 eps are up with 2 more to come. Personality evaluations by psychologists and Defconn is a charming host. Variety recommend.

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Sydney Opera House from the harbour (crayon pastel with ink)

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I’m so happy watching Hospital Playlist 2 tonight. Best stellar cast ever! I wish it was a 100+ ep weekend drama, or better yet, like General Hospital – it’s been on for 55 yrs (I looked it up)!

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At A Distance, Spring Is Green (eps 1&2 ) is incredibly depressing.

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Sung Rok and Eun Won are “graduating” (read: leaving) Master in the House next week?? 😢

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Oh, and Hospital Playlist 2 in three days!

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Mad for Each Other 10, Racquet Boys 5, and a foot soak in my pjs after a 100F degree day! Ahhhh.

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Youth of May
41 years 💔

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Mad for Each Other ep 8&9 That laugh in front of Mother, who doesn’t think a thing of it. And the siren sounds, most pitiful sounds coming from Min Kyung. Oh, how they can relate to each other!

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    Love em! 🥰

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    This drama is freaking delightful. I laugh, I rage, I grin ear-to-ear. Somehow they are also so relatable, and that Women’s Association is a hoot.

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