Beanie level: Entertainer-in-training

Jay B is doing his military service but he released a cover of a song! It’s so beautiful. I love his voice and the setting 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

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@ally-le And my final contribution to the Beanie Island Party

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@ally-le BND’s debut album was only three songs but I love all three so… here’s the next one.

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    I also loved their debut album!!! High hopes for this group, I am such a fan of their vibe!!

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      Awesome! Did you see the teasers for their CB? I’m worried their vibe is going to change to angsty teenager 💔 I was hoping for more fun, cute songs.

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        I did!! Same, I was hoping/(am still hoping) they’d stick with the New Jeans adjacent concept of bright and easy to listen to songs.

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@ally-le Here’s my contribution to the Beanie Island Party. BoyNextDoor debuted two months ago and I decided to stan them about a week after their debut. Their music is so fun and catchy. I love it.

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Youngjae’s new song is so pretty 💚

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This is awesome! So good to see Dowoon is doing well in the military.

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Korean Englishman got to meet King Charles III!

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Since it’s February and we’re all talking about what we love…have I mentioned that I love this man?
💚 💚 💚 💚 💚 💚 💚
Love, February

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BSS are back to save us from the Monday Blues! Their song will put a smile on your face and make you want to get up and dance 💃

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    Excited to listen to this soon!! I’ve only heard a little bit of this on insta, but I’ve been busy all day at work and all afternoon with family. It looks like fun!!

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Does anyone here speak both Korean and Japanese? Question in the comments.

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    I’m watching a Jdrama and I keep hearing something that sounds like 약속 (yaksok) when they are talking about having plans later. Since 약속 means plans/appointment in Korean, I was wondering is the Japanese word the same or is this just a coincidence? Do Korean and Japanese have a lot of similarities?

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      Yeap it’s similar. It’s yakusoku in Japanese. I’m learning both and I’ve found quite a few similarities. One word that comes to mind is sajin (picture/photo) 사진 and in Japanese it’s shashin. There should be more but my brain has reached its capacity today. xD

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      Yaksok means promise too, no?

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        Yes, I think the more literal translation is promise and it is used to mean promise as well. Like when people make a pinky promise they’ll say yaksok. But it’s also used when someone says “I have plans/appointment” like 약속 μžˆμ–΄μš” (yaksok isseoyo).

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        Lots of similarities, not just things they’ve picked up from each other, but also tons of stuff they both picked up from Chinese (which is sort-of the Greek and Latin of East Asia) and have managed not to mangle the pronunciations beyond recognition.

        FWIW, I don’t really know Korean except what little I’ve picked up from kdramas, but I had classes in both Chinese and Japanese in college, plus a class in linguistics.

        PS: “appointment” & “promise” can have intertangled meanings, like promising to meet someone.

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          Cool! I was wondering if the similarities were due to both words having Chinese roots. I’m thinking about getting a book on the Chinese roots of Korean words. I find word origins to be really interesting,

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@isthatacorner I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! When you have some free time, check out this youtube channel. Lots of new Jinyoung and Jay B fancams 😉💚

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Jinyoung’s new album is out! My favorites are Cotton Candy, 잘 자 (Sleep Well), and νŽΈμ§€ (Letter). 💚

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Today I woke up to new content from THREE members of GOT7! Today is off to a good start 💚
This was cute. If I opened my eyes to find Jay B right in front of me, I would freak out 😳 I can’t believe Jay B forgot he’d been to London before 😂

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In 2021, GOT7 left JYPE and decided to start their solo careers in addition to continuing as a group. Since then Jinyoung has mostly focused on his acting career, starring in several dramas and movies but only releasing one solo song. Today, he finally released his first solo album! I’m loving the title track and mv! It’s a nice, smooth song with some retro vibes 💚

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Josh and Ollie interviewed Bambam! Josh and Ollie struggling with the spiciness while Bam just eats calmly is hilarious 😂💚

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My EastLight babies released another cover! This time they did Meghan Trainor’s Made You Look. The song is really fun and suits their voices well 💛💛

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I just finished Unlock My Boss. Thoughts about the ending in the comments.

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    I was really enjoying this show until they killed Mapi. After that, the show seemed much more dark and serious.
    I can’t believe how unsatisfactory the ending was. I wanted to see Kim Seon Ju wake up and get to spend time with his daughter. Couldn’t we have gotten more than just his eyelids flickering?
    I also wanted to see his reaction to Park In Seong having become President in his place. Would the real Seon Ju approve of AI Seon Ju’s decision?
    It would have been a nice bookend to end with In Seong and Se Yeon taking Min Ah on a camping trip for her birthday a few years later and then her dad shows up to surprise her.
    I’m glad that In Seong got to return to acting since it was obvious that was what he was most passionate about. But, as other beanies pointed out, what happened to the company? Who took over in his place? I thought it was going to show that Seon Ju had woken up and returned to his rightful place since In Seong was acting but then Seon Ju was still in a coma.
    Overall, the show was enjoyable but the ending left a lot to be desired.

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      I’m wondering if Park Sung-woong wasn’t available for filming? Or possibly it was planned as a 16 parter and they only got 12 episodes so they cut the plot sharply down to 12? Either way, it was a very unsatisfactory ending for what turned out to be quite an enjoyable drama. Although thankfully I never invested in it too deeply or I’d be very let down.

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        I feel like they didn’t really need more time. They just needed to use the time in the last ep better. Even a good epilogue could have given it a satisfactory ending.

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        I ended up writing my own ending since I wasn’t satisfied. I posted it in the recap post but I’ll include it here too.
        In Seong calls 119 and the paramedics are able to save Mapi. Mapi has put a tracker on Seon Ju’s hospital gurney so they are able to track his location.
        Blah, blah, blah… stuff happens and Oh Mi Ran gets arrested thanks to In Seong, Se Yeon, Mapi, and AI Seon Ju’s teamwork.

        Two years later, In Seong, Se Yeon, Nanny, and Mapi take Min Ah camping for her birthday. They light the candles and sing Happy Birthday. Minah blows out the candles and makes a wish. As she opens her eyes, she hears footsteps approaching the campsite. A shadowy figure approaches the fire. As the firelight flits across his face, Minah’s eyes light up and she shouts in delight “Daddy!”

        Two months ago:
        Kim Seon Ju woke up in a strange room. What time is it? Had his alarm not gone off? It was broad daylight. He should have been at work hours ago. Who was this guy sitting by his bed?
        “Boss! You’re awake!” the young man cried. Boss? He didn’t remember hiring this kid.
        “Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Park In Seong.”
        “Who are you, Park In Seong?”
        “Well, sir, I’ve been taking care of the company while you’ve been… in a coma.”
        “Coma? How long have I been in a coma?”
        “About two years, sir.”
        “TWO YEARS?!?”
        “Yes, sir.”
        “And /you’ve/ been running my company? How did you end up doing that?”
        “Well, sir, that’s kind of a funny story…”
        Seon Ju didn’t speak but somehow he heard his own voice.
        “Yes, it’s rather a long story too. Shall I call Se Yeon so the three of us can explain together?”

        In Seong, Se Yeon, and AI Seon Ju explain everything that happened to real Seon Ju. Seon Ju watches all the videos of Minah’s interactions with AI Seon Ju over the past two years so he can see what he missed.

        Seon Ju decides to surprise Minah by showing up to her birthday party in perfect health. He receives rigorous physical therapy for two months to prepare for the big day.

        Minah’s birthday:
        Montage of fun camping scenes: making smores, telling scary stories around the campfire, singing songs, etc.

        Epilogue:
        Seon Ju returns to his rightful place as the president of Silver Linings.
        Seon Ju hires Mapi as Minah’s personal bodyguard.
        In Seong returns to acting and becomes very successful.
        Se Yeon continues as Seon Ju’s secretary.
        In Seong and Se Yeon get engaged and ask Minah to be the flower girl at their wedding.

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