Beanie level: Errand boy

The bellboy in Hotel Del Luna has the most adorable expressions!

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I bought some Melona late last year and finally got to eating it… and it couldn’t stand up straight anymore 😶 This somehow feels fitting for what 2020 has been so far.

(P.S. In my defence, Melona aficionados, my stomach was fussy so I couldn’t eat cold food for a while. I didn’t mean to neglect my Melona thus!)

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I often wonder just how the When the Camellia Blooms writer thought of all these iconic lines 🔥

P.S. I just realised he’s behind Fight My Way too!

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My favourite over-dramatic, cheesy, gloriously heroic entrance (complete with perfect backlighting) #WhenTheCamelliaBlooms

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Look at these two sad bunnies 😆 #WhenTheCamelliaBlooms

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After watching a few slice of life/ rom-com dramas, I decided I wanted something more action-packed for a change. A certain Dramabeans cult favourite seemed to fit the bill 😁

I’m especially excited because the series was recapped by @javabeans. Being able to read a JB/GF recap truly elevates and completes the drama-watching experience. #Healer

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Bid farewell to this gem of a show that has charmed me for the past month and a half :’)

Billed as a fusion rom-com sageuk, Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung turned out to be so much more. It was a thoughtful exploration of the role of history and what it means to write and re-write it. It was also a kind of inverted coming-of-age tale: an ensemble of brave young characters grapple with a political reality that threatens to crush their ideals and beliefs. But instead of caving to disllusionment, they create a space for change to happen.

The show is more optimistic and light-hearted than sageuks usually are, but it gave each character, big and small, a moral weight and compelling backstory that told of the writer’s respect and affection for each of her fictional creations.

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I love that Hae-ryung isn’t the only female character with spunk in Rookie Historian 😆

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Rookie Historian owes so much of its humour to this pair (especially Sam-bo!)

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I love a show that reverses gender tropes 😂 #RookieHistorianGooHaeryung

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The scenery and cinematography in this episode 😍 #RookieHistorianGooHaeryung

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Related so hard to this scene in Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung: the girls attended their first royal court meeting, and produced illegible minutes.

Brings back memories of the first few meetings I attended as a research assistant—the researchers kept talking over each other, and my minutes had so. many. typos.

Have mercy on us minions!

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THERE IS A CROCODILE ON HIS STETHOSCOPE #HospitalPlaylist

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Why… why did he have to bend down so that he’s on her eye level this is so cute it’s devastating 😫 #ExtraordinaryYou

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    Because otherwise she won’t be able to hear what he’s saying 😀

    The lead actress had mentioned in BTS that when her tall co-stars talk with one another, she sometimes can’t hear what they are talking about because they are so high up XD

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      Omg that’s hilarious! It reminds me of this prof whose office is near mine.

      When I run into him in the corridors, I often end up saying hi to his chest (I’m 5 ft 2/ 158cm).

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Why yes, being so good-looking that I need a relationship-status nametag so that no one hits on me at work is something I can totally relate to ꒰•◡•꒱ #MyIDisGangnamBeauty

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    Haha, I don’t even remember this happening in the drama. What episode is this from?

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      The very last one! It’s roughly two-thirds through the episode, after the scene of poor Mi-rae being badgered with plastic surgery questions by her tutee.

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I started My ID is Gangnam Beauty on a whim, and so far, the rambling slice-of-life pace has been perfect. The plot is simple, but it allows for these quiet, contemplative moments of realisation and growth.

Although Kyung-seok is hurt that Mi-rae asked him out for drinks to convince him to meet his mum, he stays and listens. And although she’s worried because Kyung-seok isn’t taking her actions well, Mi-rae presses on with a bit of wisdom from her experience with her dad.

Flashbacks are often used indiscriminately in dramas, but the editing in this scene helped us to see that Mi-rae’s words made Kyung-seok see his mum’s expression in a different light.

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You know your friend loves you when they roast you like this (◔ᴗ◔) #MyIDisGangnamBeauty

Love,
February

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For some reason, I missed the last Love, February, and having just returned to the fan wall a few days ago, I missed @hotcocoagirl\’s post explaining the challenge. Thinking it might be a broad movement (like No Shave November), I did the millenial thing and… Googled it. And Google gave me my love horoscope for February 😶

I chuckled, but soon, my uncontrollable impulse to micro-analyse took over. \”Love\” is often conceived of so narrowly: as heterosexual, romantic love; as parental love; maybe as the bond that ties friends together.

I\’m turning 28 this May, and I\’ve never dated anyone or had a romantic relationship. But come to think of it, I sure know a lot about love. And maybe because I never thought about love in the few restricted senses listed, I\’ve learned to look out for it in all its alternate forms.

Love is the way an ex-colleague hears about your new job and immediately exclaims, \”That\’s a perfect fit for you!\”, even though it has been 4 years since you worked together; you never realised she knew you this well. It\’s the little claw machine unicorn plushie your co-worker leaves on your table (\”we got it using a token we picked up, so I believe it\’s your lucky mascot\”) after a particularly harrowing meeting with your unreasonable boss. It\’s the crestfallen expression your brother has when he had a sip of excellent bubble tea and carefully brings it home to share, only to drop it right at your doorstep and spill all of it.

Love doesn\’t always present itself as love; more often than not, it comes in small packages of kindness, understanding, and remembrance. How blessed are those of us who learn to see this.

Love, in all its little non-romantic forms,
February

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    love is love is love.
    I love your definition and its beautiful examples, dear Beanie.

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    When coco first introduced Love February I guess that post said that is was about all forms of platonic love. So I guess you nailed it. And I think it was a personal thing for them which they shared with us hence I guess its not a challenge found on Google, just a rare gem on DB.

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    https://rathermundane.wordpress.com/2016/02/02/love-february/

    That’s the first Love, February post ~ it went from a writing exercise to lift my mood to a yearly practice I shared on DB for the first time last year.

    Only fools, in my opinion, confine love to the romantic ~

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    Love is love.
    I’m older than you and single as far as I can remember.
    Not having a couple to share a romantic love doesn’t mean love does not rule my life, because it does: my family, my friends, my moments of solitude. All of them are expressions of love and it makes my world go round.

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Dyson is closing in on my life, and not just through PPLs in dramas 😲

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Thank you, show, for reminding me to look out for the ordinary days that will turn into the happiest moments of my life. #TheLightInYourEyes #OrOneLitreOfTearsSeason2?

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    Do you need a hug? Please say yes. This show always makes me want to give people the warmest hugs and tell them how important they are.

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      If it’s a hug from you, yes!!! *Bear hugs right back* The show reminded me once again how important it is to learn about stories of people different from me. It’s an exercise in empathy, but it also imparts life lessons so I won’t have to wait till I grow old to find out.

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        *crashes the hug party* I thought I already thought all the thinks I have for LIYE, but your comment captures one more reason why I love this painful show. ♥

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          Crashers of this party get big bear hugs too! And yes, isn’t that why a place like Dramabeans becomes more precious? (And hey, that’s the theme of the month too!)

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        Love your take on it, PurpleTeapot, as always! I’m out of words for the day, so I’ll leave with another hug for you, and another for @mary

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