Beanie level: The Goblin’s underpants

Beanies, he actually came to the wedding! I don’t know why that fact made me so happy but it did. He wasn’t out to scam her (well technically he lied to her practically about everything but so did she, so we call it even?). His character is questionable and grey but he planned to go through with the wedding so he sort of redeemed himself with me (I know, my standards are low but only pertaining to k-drama, I promised). I thought I was jaded with life but apparently I’m still a romantic at heart. Perhaps the story would be more interesting if he actually did a marriage scam but I’m glad he didn’t.

PS: OMG, he looked so dashing in his tux, no? And happy? #shallow_notshallow

#Private Lives Ep3

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    what exactly is he? A fixer, a spy, scammer or both?

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      Because he is in k-drama, he is everything and more 🤣🤣

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      In Private Lives, he’s still a scammer.

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      I am actually confused after episode 3!!!

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        I mean what does he really do? Is he a spy for GK Tech, in which scamming and fixing are part of his job description and his private detective agency is his cover? Or is he a full-time scammer, while working part-time secretly for GK Tech?

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          I thought I had a really slow comprehension but actually (secretly) glad that some of you are as confused as me tooooo!! 🙈😅🤪
          I guess we will have to know tonight, I am excited!

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    Omg
    😭😭😭

    Can’t wait to watch this!

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      I hope I didn’t spoil it for you! At least Ep3 is shorter than the other two episodes (but that’s not saying much 😆😆).

      Enjoy Mrs Zora!

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        I hope Private Lives will be one of two great K-drama epics of 2020 (other was Penthouse).

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          Private Lives and Penthouse were my only two (so far) modern K-drama epics of 2020.

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    Is that character Lee Jeong-hwan? I totally confused me.

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    I was actually TOUCHED he went for the wedding, so the feelings were GENUINE, Right!

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      Me too…. I think his feelings towards her were genuine unless he is such a great scammer (which is totally possible). I do not know if I can root for the OTP if he was playing with her heart but there is still like 13 more episodes to go and I can’t tell how the story will be unfold.

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        Me too! Well, dang, they make a really beautiful OTP though! Which is why I decided to watch this but actually stayed because now I am CURIOUS of the bigger picture in this show! I am excited for tonights episode!

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An example of why I love Han Shou of The Romance of Tiger and Rose so much (to think that I found him ‘meh’ when he first showed up in the drama): He smoothly turns a Science lesson into something swoon-worthy my teenage inner self cannot help but to squee at his romantic words (my ahjumma outer self, despite rolling her eyes at such cheesiness, is not immune to his charms either 🤣)

HS: What is oxygen?
QQ: It’s a type of gas on which humans live. Without it, people can’t survive.
HS: Then you are my oxygen!

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

#theromanceoftigerandrose

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    omg this moment made me squee so bad. how can a man be so unabashedly sweet??

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    I love love love this part!!! 🥰🥰🥰

    And the ending of episode 1 was super sweet too…. how she just brags about her hubby🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

    I’m also glad to see a friendship grow I didn’t think I needed to see. That was very nice!

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    The cheesiness works when acted with earnestness, and Ryan has that in spades. And I was the same as you – I think the filter they used for this drama made him look weirdly waxy? But his normal hair and real life pictures look so much better! And of course his acting and character made him look increasingly attractive with the episodes. I’m lining up all the Ryan dramas after this when I feel maybe ready to move on haha.

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      And of course his acting and character made him look increasingly attractive with the episodes

      This! I whole-heartedly agree! His micro-expressions are to die for and the way he moves his eyebrows, sigh….. I’m a goner…

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Once in a while, you found a drama that made your life a little brighter and made you laugh a lot harder. I discovered that a drama doesn’t have to be perfect or epic for it to steal your heart completely. All it needs is a simple story, told in a tongue-in-cheek manner, sprinkle it with lots of funny, throw in a spunky and warm (but rather clueless) heroine and a hero who wears his heart so openly on his sleeve. Since this is a rom-com, it would be nothing without the great chemistry between the OTP. Also, where would the drama be without its assortment of memorable side characters (Zi Rui, I’m looking at you boy!) that enriches the story even more. In a nutshell, this is what The Romance of Tiger & Rose , is to me 💕💕

The subbed version of the final episode was finally released and I (reluctantly) bid farewell to this wonderful fluffy drama. Thank you for letting me escape the harsh realities of today’s life, even if it is only for a short while. Thank you for the joy and laughter when I needed it the most. I love it so much that I even forgive it for the noble idiocy it threw at us and I‘m not the sort that forgive easily (I am still holding a grudge against Beautiful Gong Shim even after all these years and don’t even get me started with the recent I’ll Find You in My Memory).

I’m terribly incompetent at technologically complicated stuff like attaching gifs (I think laziness to learn make up 75% of it 😆) so please visit @13infamyss fanwall for the myriad of gifs she has on this drama. She is even more of a Ryan Ding fan girl than I am.

#theromanceoftigerandrose

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A shoutout to bea @lugirl131415, @13infamyss and @outofthisworld for introducing me to Reset Life. Their superlative praises and fangirling over the show (ehmm *cough* Ryan Ding *cough*) made me watch the short & sweet 5-epi drama (when I told this to my daughters, in their typical teenage fashion, commented “Mom, nobody can made you watch a show”, and of course me being the mature adult, just rolled my eyes at them 🙄).

The drama was an easy watch (ok maybe not the first epi, her struggles was kinda hard to watch). As warned, the subtitles are atrocious (not gonna complain about Netflix subs ever again after this 😂) Luckily, my comprehension level in Mandarin is similar to a 5-year old kid learning the language so I can sort of understand the basics. I like how the FL learned to stand up for herself but gurl, please, when a vehicle is barreling towards you, just move, can? Even better, run for your life!

The OTP is great together, and the way they look at each other, their eyes dripping with honey (repeating @outofthisworld’s astute observations) made me smile uncontrollably. And of course, I can’t help but to swoon over Ryan Ding doing swoony stuff for the FL. To be fair, he already caught my eye from me (binge)-watching The Romance of Tiger & Rose (I blamed another beanie for this) but now my fangirling has gone up a notch (ok fine, more than a notch but hey who’s counting 😆)

Now off to watch new episodes of Tiger & Rose which I am currently kind of obsessed with (to put it mildly). For now, there is no such thing as too much Ryan Ding💕💕

#resetlife #ryan_ding #beaniesarethebest

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    5 episodes? Ok, that’s not a big commitment. I need to find out who this Ryan guy is, for research purposes.

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      Yes yes, it is important to “research”… and here’s where you can do it…..(thank @13infamyss for this hee…hee….she is most helpful)

      https://www.iq.com/play/19rslp6dkw

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      i also started to “research” and immediately got hooked on the romance of tiger and rose.

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        I really didn’t expect to get hooked on the Romance of Tiger and Rose – the most I had hoped for is mildly interested since I haven’t manage to complete any C drama to-date except for Put Your Head on My Shoulder. So imagine my surprise how much I like this drama so far. I just hope the angsty part is short.

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          I, too, hope Tiger and Rose won’t go downhill because it’s been really fun.

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          I’m addicted to this drama! I even became a WeTV VIP member to watch it 😅 and now I’m seeing how long I can hold out before I become a VVIP member so I get all access to the last few episodes next week. I can tell you my perseverance is not good. Ryan and Lu Si are great and so cute together ❤

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            My love for Ryan has a tag price and WeTV is totally milking it. 😭
            *whispers* so how much is that VVIP? And how can I buy that?

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            It is so tempting isn’t it?? To join the VVIP and get ALL the episodes. However, I read that there will be no English subs for those episode so I suppose it’s a blessing in disguise (my shipper heart however disagree) since my Mandarin is only at kindergarten level so there is no point for me to even consider 😭😭

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            @13infamyss, be strong, don’t succumb…

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        Wooo-hoooooo!!! \0/

        I mean who wouldn’t get hooked when Young Master Han is so swoooony like this🥰🥰

        Also we haven’t seen this scene yet. I think this will be ep 16, but sharing now for motivation purposes~~~~~

        cr: @outofthisworld

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          Psst….. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched that 2nd clip in YT to “motivate” me esply when QQ was being unreasonably stubborn to the fact that they belong together.

          Swoony Master Han is the best with, his 😍 at QQ

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          🤔… The first gif reminds me of crazy Gu Yangzhen, but without the wink… 🤔

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      Hope you`ll enjoy it Toki! May you come back to us with great Ryan findings!!!! 😘😘😘😘 And that you`ll survive the horrible subs! lol. It’s a really heartfelt show even with when you had to fill in the gaps because of the subs. The message it wanted to convey was still delivered and all actors did well for newbies, including Ryan!

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      Toki!
      Doesn’t his face just have the words “Very Important Scientific Information” written all over?

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    I would love to check this out after Tiger & Rose is over! The rating on mydramalist is pretty good too. Thanks for the rec! If I watch it now it’ll interfere with my delulu daydreaming of Tiger & Rose OTP haha

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      While I like this drama, personally I think Ryan Ding (and the OTP) is better in Tiger & Rose but I regret nothing 😆😆😆 I mean how often can you get a no noble idiocy, no OTP miscommunication and no unnecessary time skip?

      I totally can understand your delulu daydreaming of the Tiger & Rose OTP hee… their chemistry is awesome. Me, now off to check out whatever avail YT vids to feed my (mild) obsession on this drama.

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        Twitter and soompi have a bunch too! (linked from baidu/weibo) they’re so damn cute together in BTS. AvenueX even believes that Ryan was actually in love with Lusi irl haha. I won’t go that far but I do believe they’re truly good friends in real life <3

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          Stop contributing to my ruination…… off to Soompi now….. 😂😂

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          I personally believe Ryan has great chemistry with his co-stars. I’ve seen 3 shows he led roles so far and I’ve got another Ryan show I am eyeing on and can confidently confirm the great chemistry he has with them! And he seems to be really friendly with them too. So I don’t believe he’s into Zhao Lu Si on that level, but I’m glad to see that they’re having fun on the set! Watching Zhao Lu Si BTS is such pure joy, she’s just full of energy and playful!

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            3 episodes of Intense Love is considered seen? 😅

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            Lmaooooooo @trinpie I’ve seen more than enough of intense love BTS, ogling at how beautiful he was on there, to know he has great chemistry with Zhang Yu Xi 🙈🙉🙊

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        Auuuugh ep 14 came out today y`all. I`m sad that I finished these new episodes that came out fast TT____TT I have nothing to Ryan watch again. OTP is sooooooo cute. we need moaaaaar kiss ngl.

        Episode 13 was soooooo cute!

        Cutie Qianqian!!!

        And LOL Young Master Han’s curiosity!!!

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          He is so adorable, they both are ❤️❤️❤️ Yes, more kissing, less vacillating and misunderstanding (unless misunderstanding leads to kissing then I approve) pretty please. The earlier parts of Ep13 made me smile like a crazy person, Ep14 not so much… Now I have to wait 5 long days before the next episode is up 😭😭

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        The drama was the perfect length imo. It was long enough to tell a heartfelt and romantic story that made sense without getting draggy. They both liked each other so it made sense to get together and that was that. No drama or theatrics. And Ryan was so swoony in it 😍

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          Yes… we def need more dramas that cut down to the chase and execute its storytelling in a more condensed yet effective way.

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          This!! We need more dramas like this!! The number of rage-inducing tables I flipped in my mind could have been averted if only more dramas are like this.

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    OMOOOOO!! \0/ You have seen it!!!! I`m glad you enjoyed it. I loved how heartwarming and simple it was.

    @outofthisworld translated for us the epilogue note since iQiyi didn’t translate it. Here it is:

    In life, there is no regret pill. Life that is passed cannot be reset.(I can’t read one of the characters in the 2nd sentence but the gist is there). Treasure the present is the secret to happiness

    Ahhhhhhhhhhh~~~~ so in Reset Life these are the many sides of Ryan I found:

    Swoony Ryan with piercing eyes

    Detective Ryan

    Wet Ryan

    Sneaky Ryan sneaking his swoony smiles here and there.

    And Xiaoxi is such a cutie too!!! Her dimples are soooo cute! I love that she was so strong to the end the moment she was given a second chance at life. She did not waste time and knew what she wanted to do. She even fixed her bestfriend’s life!

    Ahhhh~ I love love love the ending. Very satisfying. Especially when Ryan said “My Dear”

    melting….
    melting….
    melting….
    melting….
    melting….
    melting….
    *I need to watch this scene again*

    And I ended up liking the side characters too! I was uncomfortable watching Chen Yi Bo at first because he was such a nice guy through and through and even nicely bowed out when he knew Xiaxi was into someone else. And how they still became close friends. And Zhang Man! OMG! So freaking gorgeous Zhang Man! I love love love the twirl that she did for Xiaxi. I love their friendship. And in my mind, they are dating!

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      Also LMAO yes, that TOD – I will forgive and forget Xiaoxi did that in front of a moving truck because I love this show….

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      Stop attacking me with pictures of Ryan!!! 🤣🤣🤣 I cannot be reminded how adorable he is… I have things to do, places to be, I can’t spend my day staring at his face!!

      OMG… when he said “Ching Ai” (one of the few Mandarin phrases that I know very well) in that episode and him wearing that tux, I think my ovaries nearly exploded.

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        Oooooopsie! 🤭 Look, Ryan in tux automatically pasted on your wall, ahjumma! 😆😆😆 I take no responsibility for my fingers that are going out of Ryan control!

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          Aaaahhhhh!!! I’m dead, DEAD!!! How could you @13infamyss to use my weakness against me??

          But now thanks to you, I just need to go back to this fanwall chat to get my Ryan fix! But I’m still angry at your fingers! Please control them!

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    Also while I am here I might as well just spam your comment section with more swooony Ryan~~~ hueheheheh

    This was a photoshoot he did with his Intense Love co-star, Zhang Yu Xi

    https://twitter.com/yyswlwyb484/status/1263065671648243713?s=20

    https://twitter.com/yyswlwyb484/status/1263435004580790273?s=20

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      One more cuz why not! LOLz.

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      This was him?? I saw this in the fanwall I think and it left an impression due to how super close and familiar they were in that photoshoot but I didn’t know who Ryan Ding was then. Now I know better… @13infamyss, stop ruining me further!

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        Errr if you saw these on here, it must have been me who posted 😆😆😆😆😆

        stop ruining me further!

        Ottoke, ahjumma, Wet Ryan came to visit your wall again!!!

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          😠😠

          I know I’m just asking for it but I do have a weakness for guys wearing three-pc suit (in addition to tux of course) so thanks @13infamyss for ruining my life (say it in a grudging voice but inside feeling like this 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 haha)

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        Once Fams gets started you can’t stop her (and let’s be honest we all secretly don’t want her to stop) 😂

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    So we are part of a discord channel together and one night in their need for Ryan a few of the girls decided to watch this drama. I wasn’t able to join in but read all the discussions so the next day I went to see what the big deal was, so gave it a try and ended up watching all 5 episodes in a single sitting. We are now all head-over-heels in love with Ryan.

    The drama was short and sweet but managed to tell a wonderful and satisfying story. The first episode was rough and I admit I got teary eyed in the 2nd episode when she realized her mom was alive again (I recently went through a scare with my mom so it really hit home). But I’m glad she immediately stepped up and took control of her life and happiness. And Ryan played the adorable, sweet and loveable puppy perfectly. Though I must say one of my favorite scenes was the catwalk scene and Zhang Man’s awesome wink


    (Courtesy of @lugirl131415)

    And I must say the ending was perfect and so satisfying. I don’t think I could have asked for a better ending 😍

    Despite the many swallows and pharynx it was a great watch ❤ so glad you also loved it!

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      Oh on another note, most of the actors in the drama were actually from a reality acting show where they are newbies competing to be the best actors. The winners would get roles in the drama. And unsurprisingly Ryan was #1 😁 though surprisingly the actress who played the FL was I think #8 but she also did a phenomenal job.

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      Ohhh… I love the catwalk scene – Zhang Man looks like a BOSS!

      Despite the many swallows and pharynx

      🤣🤣🤣 I have to Google what is pharynx to see if it is even a word. My Bio teacher would be disappointed in me but in my defence, it’s close to 30 years since I last studied bio in school.

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Beanies, thank you for Love February. It was truly an indescribable experience. Your stories and poems entertained me but mostly, they moved me deeply – it was like reading a great book or watching a wonderful k-drama, but better, much better. I laughed, I smiled, I cried, and I cried some more….

I wished there is more I can say but words are so inadequate to express the myriad of feelings I have for Love February, and for the beanies that have touched my heart. Just this….

Sarang, February

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My darlings,

If the universe has its way, today would be your birthday but hey I couldn’t wait to meet both of you (and when I couldn’t even walked the two metres I needed to get to the bathroom, I knew it was time).

Thank you for the wonderful fourteen years together and the many more years to come. Thank you for making me WANT to be a better person – a person who thinks twice (or thrice and maybe more) before giving up on what is good for her just because it is too hard or inconvenient, a person who does the right thing, the compassionate thing, because what good are words if they are not followed by actions.

Thank you for sharing your trials and tribulations, your joy and sadness. Thank you for trusting me with your secrets and your friends’. I will hold them dear and keep them safe in my heart.

But most of all, thank you for being YOU, the magical you, the grumpy you, the funny you, the naughty you, the determined you, the wonderful Daughter you. Thank you for being my YOU.

My beanie friends taught me that Valentine’s Day is a day you celebrate love, not just romantic love but all kinds of love, so here’s my love letter to you because you are and always be my Valentine.

Love, Mummy, and always
Love, February

14 Feb 2020

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The sweetest feeling in my heart when my picky daughters polished off the French toast that I made for them for the first time. It wasn’t the greatest but it was made with 💕 (and hours of looking for recipes on the internet, ok fine, 10 minutes at most but it felt like hours 😄)

Love,
February

PS That’s not how my French toast looked like this morning but someday, who knows 🤷🏻‍♀️
(CTTO)

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Combining my two loves…. well obviously I have to cut down my time on one and spend more on the other (pssst….if it’s not obvious, it’s a bean-sprout 😆 I will work harder next year)
#2020goals

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Swoon….

😍😍

#touchyourheart

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Pitfall of having a lawyer as a Boyfriend

#touchyourheart #thishappentomeallthetimewhendating

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    Advantage of having a lawyer bf- he considers all his options and selects the best place where you can enjoy a date away from prying eyes 👀

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      Or simply advantage of having a really really sweet and really really considerate bf!!!

      Pitfall: tomorrow does not come soon enough!!

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Pitfall of having a lawyer as your Boyfriend

🤣🤣

#touchyourheart #failfirstattemptatwritingloveletter

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Oh Yun Seo is so me, while watching Touch Your Heart 🥰🥰

#givememorefluffplease

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February is a special month.

The month where my life changed irrevocably,
The month where my life became no longer just mine,
The month where I ceased to be the centre of my universe,
The month where two bundles of joy made my life complete,
13 years ago.

My precious daughters,
You are my blessings,
My forever.

Love,
February

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Looking at my last post on my fanwall, I realize it took another Robot show for me to post, but how can I resist that look he gave So-Bong? I’m dead, beanies, dead…

#unproductiveweekahead

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    HOW CAN HE BE SO SWEET!

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      Exactly! But I rather die of diabetes if my other option is to put up with his douchebag Original.

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        Original is kinda malicious and sorta misunderstood and completely HUMAN!
        But – but SHINNAMON! He’s otherworldly in his sweetness and perfection and loyalty and humaneness even though he’s a robot. Shinnamon is too pure. <3

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          I supposed you are right that Original is completely human, flaws and all. I can accept the misunderstood angle, his jealousy, his arrogance, even the maliciousness (to a certain extent) but what I can’t seem to get past is his treatment or more accurately his physical abuse towards one woman in particular. Initially I managed to convince myself that what he did at the airport was a show, a distraction (still unacceptable but hey he needed to do something drastic or so I rationalize) but his behavior in the recent episode suggest that the violence he exhibits towards women is not one-off which is a deal-breaker no matter how misunderstood you are.

          Sorry for the mini-rant, but yes SHINNAMON is too perfect, too sweet and too pure that the Original pales in comparison.

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            You are completely right! Nothing justifies the abuse Original likes to dish out so arrogantly. I, too, initially rationalized Original’s a-hole-ish behavior at the airport as an extreme distraction, but I suspect you’re right.

            Shinnamon is my precious kitten! My honey-bun! My kitten! <3333

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THANK YOU INAR! Thank you for being almost perfect! Thank you beanies who love INAR as much as me, if not more. You make it such an awesome experience. Saranghae!!

#Nowbacktodrudgery #lifewithoutINAR

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What is it with men in uniform? Min-Kyu-yaa… stop making this ahjumma’s heart palpitate so much! You are going to cause an heart attack so early in the morning!

#INARfinale

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Oh you two… just get married already! ❤️❤️❤️

#INAR Ep 29/30

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    They’re really adorable!!

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    Yes please just move in! You all need to move in and live together damn it!

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      I second this! I even want the Santa Maria team living with them coz Min-Kyu deserves to have people who loves him to be around him so they can eat and play together! He has been alone for too long!

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        I totally agree! With JiA and Santa Maria Team, Min Kyu will now has people he can call family.. I wanna cry!!

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Me, after watching INAR 29/30

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Me, before watching INAR Ep 29/30

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My heart is full now ❤️❤️❤️❤️

My internet has decided that I’m watching far too much of this episode and too many of the same scenes in INAR that it is currently buffering the episode and refusing to show me the cute! So now hanging out in fanwall upvoting all INAR posts.

#anothertearyepisode #tearsofjoy #finally

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    i felt like a thousand knots in my chest just unravelled & i was so exhausted after everything that happened but I still had some energy left for car giggles. 😻

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      Me too! Me too!! I still have the energy to squee and giggle at home like a mad person despite being drained by the angst. I’m just glad my kids are at school and don’t have to see their mom acting like a lovestruck teenager haha

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        I totally agree! Even though I cried a whole lot, I still can’t keep myself from watching these scenes all over again! LOL

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