Beanie level: Errand boy

Not a fan of legal dramas but LAW SCHOOL IS AWESOME!!! I can’t take my eyes off the screen for the entire episode. Wow!
Also, Kim Bum is the best F4.

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Oh, I also bought a cheap tablet for my drama watching needs (to screenshot Netflix) and I love it but it hurts so much whenever I drop it on my face. I now have a mouth sore from the recent one.

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Drama Updates

Currently Watching
Navillera- I love this. Ep 7 left us in tears. Tagging @mmmmm and @astrojoy and @carlybisek on this one. I’m relieved that this only has 12 eps which means that they won’t drag the story.

Oh! Master- This drama is CUTE. I love Nana, she’s so pretty and adorable. Her giggles are so cute. Lee Minki is Lee Min Ki but every time I see him, I see Shin Sung Rok as well (they could play Psycho bros in a different drama). I love the Moms and Record Store Ahjussi. I am annoyed by Nana’s assistant and 2ML.

You Are My Hero- Last two episodes were put on hold for a special day. I can’t let go of this drama. It gives me kilig and happiness to watch the OTP. I love how there are no noble idiocy and angst.

3MAD Mountain Village- As someone who enjoyed Sky Castle, I enjoy seeing this side of them. They’re relatable and adorable. I found myself wanting to live in the countryside as well and plant vegetables and raise chickens. Also, Park So Dam is wise beyond her years.

Completed
Youn Stay- I was so sad to go into my Saturday without this so I was so happy to see this on Na PD’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZp2KN4mP88 (Go watch it, it’s cute!)

On Hold
Just Between Lovers- I love this show so much BUT with my current state of mind, it isn’t best for me to watch this show as I feel so much pain from seeing them in pain. Tempted to ff to all their cute scenes but will definitely pick this back up when I’m feeling better.

Vincenzo- Mom and Dad call me on Monday mornings to talk about this drama. When I told them I put it on hold, Dad scolded me and bombarded me with spoilers just to make me watch again. He was annoyed to know that he had to wait for two more weeks to watch the next eps so I recommended Fiery Priest to him. He thought it was Fairy Priest and declined the suggestion. I told him it was from the same writer, he asked my sister to find it on Viu and Netflix. 😂

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    Your mom and dad are so cute. I’m also looking around for a quick fix while waiting for Vincenzo XD

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      One of his spoilers was “Taec was the bad guy” which I’ve already watched. Another was that the OTP kissed and it was so kilig and I said, “Yup, saw that on Twitter”.

      Any recs?

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        I think the last 15 min sequence of ep 16 is the sequence I’ve seen in Vincenzo. I’ve been looping this part nonstop (:P). In the next 2 weeks, I think I might check the psycho elf boy Saya in Arthdal Chronicles just for fun. I’ve been eyeing Oh! Master and Beyond Evil as well.

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    I see Shin Sung Rok mentioned 🤩

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    LEE MIN KI IS LEE MIN K–

    Oh wait you already said that

    I STAND BY IT

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    “Fairy Priest”….🤣🤣 I mean, Kim Nam-gil is magical but I hadn’t pictured him as a fairy. I hope they enjoy it!

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      He was the farthest from being a 🧚‍♀️ in that one for as far as I know. 😂

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    Purp.. I cried so hard last night. If we can do it again today that’d be so good since I just discovered I like crying with other people 😢. Crying is infectious; that was why I cried so much yesterday it was because you had started crying! 🤪

    No I take that back i don’t like crying that hard; I mean what’s wrong with the writer why was he/she so melodramatic? I’d have chosen other ways to go with the story; this is just too heartbreaking and for me unnecessarily painful. 😔

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      When people know their days are numbered, that’s the time when they start living. It’s probably what pushed our Favorite Haraboji to pursue ballet.

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      I don’t know what happened, but this is why I felt hesitant about watching a drama with an elderly person… THE LIGHT IN YOUR EYES almost killed me with the twist.

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        That’s another one in my watchlist as I adore Jung Yumi. I’ll probably watch it after Navillera.

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        It was so painful to watch at times Toki, but I also can’t say it isn’t THAT GOOD. The story itself is so beautiful, but you know.. part of me wants it to be less heartbreaking.

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Oh! Master started the kilig scenes and I’m swooning. Nana is such a pretty human being. She also looks a lot like her drama Mom!

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Currently watching:
Just Between Lovers- slowly savoring this gem
Vincenzo- just when I don’t have anything to watch
Navillera- I LOVE THIS!
Oh Master- THIS TOO!
You Are My Hero- VERY VERY MUCH!!!

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@crysta told me to post my favorite scenes from the drama so here is my first entry 🥰
Seriously though, I’m savoring this drama and there isn’t a better time for me to watch it than now. ❤️

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    Hehe solid choice. I love how he gets all shy when she barges in and she’s just like what?

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    This drama is one of my favourites.
    And not only because of this!
    But he’s one of my babes!

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    Yasss

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    What drama is this, may I ask? Just for, er, science

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    Excellent screencap in view of his release from military. 4 days to go!!

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I have this feeling that a drama slump is about to come so I started watching the show which has been in my watchlist the longest: Just Between Lovers.

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    I hope you enjoy it!! I loved it soo much that it went into my top ten and I ended up rewatching it since I wanted to watch something good!

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    I’m in the drama slump now.

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      Me too in drama slump since Mr Queen and Run On ended. Nothing excited me although Sisyphus was on the list but all the reviews so far suggested it’s a big no despite CSW …. sigh!

      I’m re-watching Misaeng which is even more sublime the second time round, so very good but not one for bingeing.

      I also had a wonderful time re-watching My Boss and Me, lovely guilty pleasure. Then by association I ff-watched The Story of Ming Lan which is also a great drama.

      But, but I want to fall in love with a new kdrama. Why so hard?

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        Dear PYC I think the interesting new ones are on the way. I heard that the one starring Kim Ji-seok (if I spell his name correctly, the lead of Mu Unfamiliar Family) is premiering soon, and another one having Nana and Lee Min-ki as the leads are also on the way (24th May) (Beanies in Discord hyped about this one so much I remember the premiere date now.) I also think the one about a grandpa wanting to learn ballet looks pretty cute. I might also check that one out.

        I want something good, light and optimistic. I need a new happy pill. Please, dramagod, send just one for me.

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          Thanks @mmmmm. These two sound promising indeed! Happy bill is what I need too.

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          @mmmmm Try Hello Me which is unexpectedly watchable – thanks to other Beanies’ recommendation.

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    I loved this drama. I’m never tired of this drama.
    It’s sad, true, but in a good way. It’s so much about finding love and comfort and forgiveness.

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    I’m craving to rewatch this, but I’ve been trying to get through my to watch list. Please post your favorite scenes (hopefully you’ll have some at least…) so I can live vicariously through you!

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    I liked this melo a lot. Except for the last 2 eps where the (usual) speed up and extra stuff was unnecessary, IMO, but you’ll figure out for yourself when get there. Overall, it’s still in my top 10, and probably the best melo I have watched so far.

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Last two eps for The Uncanny Counter which I didn\’t realize was titled such until I went to twitter to find spoilers. Always thought it was The Uncanny Encounter.

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    OMG PURPLE! I was like this too before I started the drama. When I was about an ep in, I realised my mistake and found why it’s The Uncanny Counter

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      We enjoyed the drama so much that we’d watch it without even knowing what it’s called. Hahah!

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Wasn’t planning to watch Vincenzo but Song Joong Ki in a black suit made me and I’m glad I did! ❤️❤️❤️
Wish I could warm up to FL fast though.

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I wasn\’t able to post much cause this whole month is turning out to be quite a busy one. My last entry is dedicated to the love of my life.

I am with someone who I have been with for the past 9 years. He\’s the kindest and most patient man I\’ve ever met.

I once needed a desk for my online work so we searched everywhere for one. When we couldn\’t find any that suits my needs, he made one for me.

He\’s an introvert but he messaged (and met up with) my high school, university, and work friends so he can send me letters for my birthday.

He used to listen to me talk about the dramas I\’m watching even though I\’m 100% sure that he doesn\’t understand it. I do appreciate that he asks me questions about it even though I\’m also positive that he doesn\’t care either. He was so happy when I told him about DB and Discord.

He supports my fangirling and drama watching. \”New ep available\” means that I\’d reply to his messages an hour late. \”Will binge\” means that I can\’t accept calls for the day. He respects my \”me-time\” and never demands anything.

He\’s the reason why I don\’t wish for a Male Lead for myself. He\’s the reason why MLs like Gu Jun Pyo and Kim Tan don\’t attract me anymore. Good guys exist. They may not be as handsome as Lee Min Ho but they\’re out there.

I hope we could find someone or something which can make our hearts smile. And when we find them, may we always have the strength to keep them forever.

Happy Valentine\’s Day, Beanies. 💜

Love, Purple
Love, February

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    @purplesheesh I’m so happy for you both 🙂

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    Love that you’ve found your male lead!

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    this is so cute. happy valentine’s day.

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    Too cute😍
    So what are we naming your guy? Desk guy? 😋

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    This is so lovely purple. ☺️ I’m happy for both of you.

    Find something that makes our heart smile..

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    Your main lead looks wonderful! I wish you two every happiness!

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    Omg purple!!!!!!! Feeling so loved with this post! 🥰

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    LOVE ❤️

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    It’s a beautiful love story, Purple.
    You’ve found your pretty boy. Who cares about LMH?
    Thanks for sharing.

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    This is so cute, purple!
    He sounds sweet and understanding, I’m so happy for you two ❤️

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Realized late that there’ll be no new Run On episodes anymore 😭😭😭

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I love people.
I am never shy.
I look forward to gatherings because I get to meet new people.
I’m the type of person who smiles at strangers. (same reason why I was scammed twice)
I wave at kids and play with them.
I compliment people when they’re trying out clothes in shops.
I assist tourists when they seem lost.
I’m not afraid to start conversations when queueing.
I enjoy hosting events where people interact.
Then COVID came.
I was forced to stay inside and deal with myself.
I talked to myself a lot, heh.
I laughed at my jokes and thought of new ones too.
I knew something has to change so I started logging in on DB again.
And I finally get to meet new people.
And virtually smile at strangers.
I play with Beanies.
And congratulate those who have leveled up.
I try my best to help out.
And I have the drama trivia nights which take my stress away!

Another shoutout to this amazing community.
Love, February!

OKAY. I’M CREEPY. I JUST REALIZED IT WHILE REREADING THIS!!!

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Most people hate going to work. They look forward to their rest days at the start of the workweek. My friends tell me that they envy the fact that I’m excited for work to start again.
I love rest days too since they’re my drama days.

Co-teachers asking me to do their work because I’m “better” at it is tiring.
The bosses expecting me to work overtime every day is exhausting.
The students surmising that I will never get angry no matter what they do.

Only that, I can’t say no cause I know they need me.
And I actually end up working overtime.
I also rarely get angry which is entirely my fault.

But I get tired too…

And when I get tired, I rest.
And do what I want.
Which is watching dramas and talk to people online.
And for that, I thank you.

Love,
February

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    You can get tired at your job even if you love it. Love does not necessarily have to be tied to relaxation and freeing your soul, work is consuming both physically and mentally. So, you don’t need to overwork or always facilitate others to manifest your love of this job. Cut yourself some slack and watch lots of dramas.

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      I already am. Dramas recharge me. I want my tiredness to be solely physical and mental so I’m doing my best not to feel burned-out.

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    To my fellow colleague, I understand you ☺️.
    Though I’m a bit tired with work sometimes, the strange thing about being a teacher/lecturer for me is that it’s never a tiring job. My students are, most of the times, my source of happy energy. They’re full of positive vibe. Having said that, though trying to be kind I need to be firm too. Then they will know what to expect of me and I of them.

    Sending you lots of positive vibe. 💕

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      I agree! Teaching is something I am really passionate about. Seeing my kids fills my heart. I have to work on being firm.

      Thanks for the positive vibes, I need it!

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    I’m tired too. Today I found myself apologizing at work to coworkers for not being as positive as I usually am… which confused them. 😛

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    Time teaches us to deal with tiredness. At least it has taught me. Now I know my limits are lower than they used to be 10 years ago. Even so, when that time comes, I also find comfort in dramas, books and chatting online.
    And I can always rely on my favourite bot who’s tired but willing to prepare quiz questions!

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Being raised as the eldest daughter in an Asian household is difficult. You have to know how to cook, clean, and care for everyone. Growing up, I never really paid attention to my feelings. What I felt back then didn’t matter because I wanted to be the perfect “Ate” (big sister). I supported my siblings in any way I can. I attended PTA meetings and school programs to show my support. I became the family clown, the cheerleader, the shoulder to cry on, and everyone’s confidante. I knew I succeeded when my parents jokingly asked my 4 siblings who they’d live with if they get separated. The four seriously answered, “Ate”.

Was I unhappy? Never.
Did I feel burdened? Sometimes.
Am I missing something? Yes.

So I decided to focus on myself this time. I knew I had to love myself to continue loving them. I didn’t want to hate them for holding me back. So I broke out of my comfort zone and everyone was happy to see me chase after my dreams.

My siblings are my strength and they love me enough to understand that this time, I have to choose myself.

Love,
February

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    Awww🥺 I can relate to this as the older sibling in my household, having many of the same responsibilities as you. I, too, have never been unhappy because of it, no matter what anyone says. But, the burden has been heavy on me and I can see it is taking its toll.
    I am happy that you can look out of for yourself now!! I am no one and I don’t have the right, but I am proud of you😊

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      Thank you, @jellybn! I hope you can also find the strength to walk a few steps back and take a breather from everything.

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    hugs for you!! I can also relate as an ate in our household (although I am the middle child, but I need to act as the eldest since my kuya acts as if he is the maknae, and that is another burden to carry). I hope you also have an ate or friends outside of your family who can listen to you and carry that burden with you. It’s good to be open to family, to have a healthier relationship with them, but sometimes you just need to breathe outside of that space, especially when your time spent with them has been too long. <3

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      I’m actually the eldest daughter. I have a Kuya but even he acknowledged that I’m the Ate. I’m even my friends’ Ate so I have to be a “good role model” wherever I go. I love how typical Asian/Filipino families understand each other like this.

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I hate to admit this but Lovestruck has made me look forward to the next episode. I\’m hooked!

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    I actually really like how they’re fleshing out some of these characters. But Jae-won and Eun-oh getting back together is not a narrative choice I am a fan of (and I’m 90% sure it’s what they’ll do).

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    If they got rid of the first episodes and just had parts of them as flashbacks, like they’ve done in this last episode, the whole thing would’ve been so much better.

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      When exactly did it start to get better? The first few episodes were pretty meh.

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Beanies, I know that my birthday is months away but my one wish for my drama loving heart is to rewatch the Run On finale with all of you. I am positive that it would be a great ending.

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How can the next episode always be better than the previous one??? #RUNON

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    I know, right? I think Episode 14 is my favorite, but I say that every week.

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    This show’s alchemy is unreal.

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    OMG yes what a gorgeous episode. But I genuienly think that this is the best episode so far. Loved it

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    I know right. I guess this show is written by keeping in mind how a standalone episode will fare not how the whole show will. That is why almost all episodes are excellent.

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      You are so right – I never thought of it that way, but that makes total sense!

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    *prayer circle for next week to be the best episodes*

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My heart broke for Mijoo and SG but was quickly fixed by the Ep14 preview. It has been on my mind for the whole day today. Can\’t wait for tonight!!!

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When Kim Hye Yoon guested on Running Man, she was so proud of the fact that she was on their school’s dance team. So her teammates Jae Suk and Kwang Soo made her dance 🤣🤣🤣

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