Beanie level: Errand boy

If you suck at sth, how do you get better at it? If you can’t provide the right work, how do you know next time you will?
#Jang Geu Rae-ing through life

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    If you dont have a mentor, try to look for other avenues (online classes, youtube videos, etc) or people around you who already have experience. See how they do their work and try your best to replicate. Most of all though, never feel bad for making mistakes. Mistakes are part of the learning process. 💚 Hwaiting, I totally get how you’re feeling.

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      Thanks for this. It’s quite hard to have no guidance and when you think the guidance you’re getting isn’t enough and is taking way too long to get you somewhere. I don’t mind making mistakes but it seems like people on the receiving end don’t want you to make any which becomes immensely stressful. I don’t get how people start over and change careers, moving forward in your own field is tough enough, I don’t know how much courage it requires to start all over.

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        I totally understand where you’re coming from. From my first job, I came in not knowing the internal and external processes, and was often reprimanded (I get what you mean – being on the media side of advertising means you lose big money if you make mistakes and there’s a lot of pressure coming from everyone not to make them) when I was not even being taught by superiors. It’s difficult feeling like you’re alone and confused, just know that a lot of people go through the same when they’re starting (be it as a fresh grad or from a different field). You can do it!

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So I missed all the posts on the drama soulmate activity going on here. Is someone still doing it? Becuse… I am.
10% Misaeng
10% My Ajusshi
10% Yong Jiu Grocery Store
10% Be Melodramatic
10% Seven Day Queen
10% Reply 1988
10% Jealousy Incarnate
10% Circle
10% Prison Playbook
10% Healer
Honorary Mention:
Just Between Lovers and Dear my friends (2 shows I haven’t completed despite loving them)

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    Hah – no worries – no one’s ever late to the party here on DB 😀

    We have 55%, I think – Misaeng, My Ahjusshi, Be Melo, R88, Healer and .5 for PP. And definitely, JBL from your hon.mens.

    (While I am yet to watch it, does Yong-Jiu count? – I was thinking of making a separate t-drama list, although I have only 2-3 that I’d put on it for now!).

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      Lol I just did a top ten and didn’t realize it was meant to be only for kdramas. Hence it doesn’t I guess. I’ll replace that with The Most Beautiful Goodbye.

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    20%, 2/2 I’ve seen (Healer and Jealousy Incarnate)….I feel like I need to watch more dramas (but even would I get the time 😂😂😂) because no one has dramas in their lists I don’t like, I just haven’t seen any

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    I’ve seen 9/10 but I’d say 40% hehe

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Me: I can’t seem to press play on MUF and IOTNBO. Episodes over an hour seem like a chore.
Also me: Watches 6 episodes of Dance of the Sky Empire in a day.
Guess who worked his magic again?!

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    Xu Kai 😍😍😍😍😍

    I know what you mean and how you feel about IOTNBO 😒😒😒 I keep telling myself that I don’t want to press play on the newest episodes yet until later in the week so that the wait for the newest episodes is reduced, but in reality, I just don’t feel like pressing play, period 🤷🏻‍♀️🧐🧐🧐

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      It’s too long. I feel exhausted. And that’s the charm of cdramas, 40 minutes episodes are so easy to watch that you don’t mind adding another.

      Xu Kai, this boy has done it again lol. This show is the third consecutive one where his character has just kept on getting crazy. Had it been any other actor, I would’ve said they’re typecasted. But not him, he owns this kind of role and totally inhabits also. Also such male leads are rare. They are non existent in k dramas, but they do exist in cdramas. The mixture of weird, silly, humorous, powerful and bad but soft at heart. I remember the hero of I’ve fallen for you was the same too, even if he was good, Xu Kai has his own rendition of such characteristics that just make it so much more unique, engaging and real.

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        I agree!! If or when a Korean actor/actress gets repeatedly cast for seemingly similar roles, I’d say that they’re typecast because it seems they’re good at what they do, but it is the same thing over and over again. Chinese actresses and actors may seem to be cast in similar roles many a times, but even so, there’s always something new, fresh, and still not yet done when they bring the— seemingly same on paper— character to life on screen 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

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Cable plz stop! As soon as I see that the episode crosses an hour, I lose interest. Was it love is 1h 8m, UF is 1h 15 min mostly. I can’t press play. It may just be a few minutes more but I get tired.

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    Was it love goes by really fast. Solid first ep

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    That’s nothing after HosPlay and CLOY

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      and Reply 1988

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        I love R88 but it was tiring. 2 episodes a week of nearly 2 hours each was a total chore.

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      HosPlay just had one episode airing a week tho.

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        That helped Hosplay because it was only a day’s commitment.

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      It isn’t but Hosplay benefited from airing only once a week. Didn’t see cloy but R88 was a chore too. Nonetheless anything over an hour becomes exhausting.

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    There was a time when I liked longer episodes but now I too heave a sigh of exasperation when I see epsiodes crossing the 1 hr barrier. 1 hr is easier to sit through but 10-15 more minutes are hard. It just becomes too long. And also it becomes harder to find the time. I like to watch my dramas uninterrupted especially if its one that I’m enjoying but finding 1hr15mins of uninterrupted time is not always possible.

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      Yeap. Basically. I have noticed I do see 58 to 59 min of an episode uninterrupted but sth over an hour, I inevitably take breaks.

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Does anyone know where I can read Misaeng the manhwa in English?

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Is there any way we can search a beanie and go to their wall?

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Why did I myself in the torture of watching a TW drama live? Lost Romance seems like the crack drama i need rn. Though it airs only one episode a week with only the first aired and subbed yet 😭

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    How is that drama? It seems to have polarising views online

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      It has only 2 episodes released as of yet. I’m digging it. It’s a mixture of Extra ordinary you and The romance of tiger and rose, more like the latter but in mordern times. But I think these two were better than Lost Romance. Lost romance is kind of makjangish crack. Also a little lame for now. But as it is crack, I did enjoy watching those 2 episodes and will continue. It’s a shut your brain and watch kind of show.

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Now I totally get people who don’t understand the happily ever after endings of kdramas no matter how much the world was on fire. TKEM was exactly that. In these cases only a hint of happiness works better, which worked for Goblin and My Ajusshi (even if the latter lead to it slowly so I have no issues with that). TKEM every happily ever after isn’t fulfilling and you did it the underwhelming way. This episode left me speechless in a way I’ve never felt before. The utmost annoyance I felt over wasting several hours over this show ugh. Good/Bad riddance.

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    hahahaha, i haven’t watched TKEM, but i was so angry last year after Angel love something idk and idc i just want to forget this drama. SO FRUSTRATING;

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    I feel the same way about elements of the ending but I’ll wait for the recap to elaborate.

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    The moments Kim Kyung Nam and Woo Do Hwan were on screen weren’t wasted for me. I would’ve fast forwarded the rest if it weren’t for the other Beanies watching.

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      Yes, only watching it together made me finish it 🤦🏼‍♀️

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It’s the last day of May and I don’t think I have anything to be ungrateful for. But let’s not forget how this emotion does come by often and we can’t always blame ourselves because well it’s human nature to focus more on what we don’t have than what we do. I decided to consistently post for Grateful May but I got a harsh reminder that I’ve been relying too much on online communities and at times a few comments by anonymous people can definitely hurt you as if they’ve been said right to your face. I guess that was needed, while DB and every other community is cherished by me, we should maintain a healthy distance because it’s the internet and getting too attached to something is always not great. After all we chose to have an anonymous identity here too so I’ll be hopefully trying to maintain that distance here where I don’t get too involved because things stay here and I get carried away.
Thank you so much to this community of beanies for all the support you have always given me when I shared sth personal. This is one of the best and safest place on the internet for me, even if now I choose to accept the reality that it was becoming an essential part of my world and that wasn’t healthy for me.
#GratefulMay

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    “This is one of the best and safest place on the internet for me, even if now I choose to accept the reality that it was becoming an essential part of my world and that wasn\’t healthy for me.”

    we feel safe on DB but it’s still the internet world 🙁 ,
    hoping that comments you got won’t make you worry too much or even hurt you anymore.

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      Yes exactly it’s still the internet even if we feel safe here. Oh they weren’t a big deal, I got over them quickly but they served as a reminder that maybe I should take a step back.

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    I’m really sorry you have faced comments that hurt you.
    Your words are wise, online communities can help us go through hard times like the ones we are living right now, but we don’t have to forget that even so, it’s just an online community.
    Friendship can grow among people who have never seen each other but it takes time, and you shouldn’t just assume everything you read online is true.
    Even so, it’s always nice reading you, fellow “I have a Z in my username” 🙂

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      Hello fellow with a z in your username, thanks for your concern 😊 The comments actually weren’t a big deal at all but they just made me realize that DB consumes a lot of my life and maybe I should just not tie up many hopes here which I did. I love this online community but there’s a reason why we’re anonymous and we shouldn’t forget that.

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“I was watching this show at work for work”-Javabeans
Damn that’s goals!
Also this video tells me that maybe Javabeans still hasn’t watched Jealousy Incarnate even if Girlfriday has always praised that in front of her.

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    [Her Private life] “It’s 90% fan-service. I’m a fan, I want to be serviced” made me lol. I totally watch some dramas with that frame of mind 🤣

    Now really, it’s lovely to watch them negotiating and cheating to keep their favourite dramas on the list! Just keep spreading the dramalove!

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    Scarlet Heart: You could have a “which prince dies first” party🤣

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      By the way, is Scarlet Heart really good? Been thinking about picking up a sageuk, and this one came on my radar several times

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        If you’ve been tearing your hair out at the editing of THE KING, that may happen to you again with SCARLET HEART… How about MY COUNTRY. More Woo Do-hwan? 😀

        For something lighter to introduce you to sageuks, you could try: QUEEN IN HYUN’S MAN (time travel plus rom-com).

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          My country was my very angsty introduction to WDH 🤣
          Note taken on SH and QIHM, thanks!

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            Ooh sorry, I should have remembered you were there watching with me. 🙊 Then you won’t have a problem with slightly heavier sageuks. May I suggest my all time favorites: CHUNO or REBEL THIEF WHO STOLE THE PEOPLE?

            Sorry for hijacking your post to talk about sageuks @wapzy. I’ll shut up now.

            Oh yes! @flyingcolours, if you are in the mood for something set in 1910-1920, plus lots of fun, we highly recommend Arsenal Military Academy.

            credit @azzo1

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            Lol it’s okay toki.

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            Seen several wallspams about Arsenal academy and it looks really cute, but it’s one of those +40 episodes long, right? I’m afraid I don’t have that much attention span (been struggling to finish 6FD for a year now) 😅

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            @flyingcolours you won’t worry about attention span for Arsenal Military Academy. You’ll be hooked by ep 6 and will probably marathon by 30 the next day 😂. Since it’s chinese the episodes are only 40 minutes long so that helps.

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            @flyingcolours Arsenal Military Academy doesn’t require high attention span, and short episodes mean it’s a breeze to watch. Of course the main draw are the characters, but I got quite interested in the historical period.

            Try it. You won’t regret it!

            End of Arsenal PPL

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        I personally did not like scarlet Heart even though I watch it all. Just something about it didn’t click for me. I recommend Queen for Seven Days.

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          Oh yeah SDQ is great, don’t even go near Scarlet Heart.

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            Loved both SDQ and Rebel! Chuno is on my to-watch list, read good things about it! 3 downvotes to Scarlet Heart, message taken 🤣

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    Also, I hardly agree with their list but it’s fun to watch them talk about dramas. 😀

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      I think they made it with “watch party/watch with friends” reference because I don’t remember them liking all these shows either. I’m surprised they mentioned none of the girl squad shows.

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    It’s like trying to pick a favorite child except I don’t think I will ever pick Vagabond.

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      I think it was just made a watch party reference, not all those shows are good lol.

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        haha i think i’ve seen 80% of the shows mentioned and liked them >.< i was surprised by some of the shows they mentioned but it's prolly everything that's available on Netflix.

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Health is worth more than anything.
#GratefulMay

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The King Eternal Monarch spoiler-ish commentary:

Hmm I can see where all the budget went in this show. It seems to be utilized well because the last scene turned out nice. But didn’t the bad guys have guns? TE took the guns from them and now it’s suddenly a sword fight/battle. Swords don’t win against guns king, protect yourself is all I kept screaming through the scene. But seriously a new PD and background music has done wonders for the show. It’s still slow, I still don’t know what Lee Lim wants, there is still lots of confusions and scenes that exist but we don’t know why they exist.

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    I was thinking the same thing about the guns. There was a scene ( thanx to my many years of crime-drama watching) where a baddie would have had a very clear headshot but our baddies suddenly ran out of guns. Not only did they not bring the guns they were using before, they only brought teeny tiny knives.

    It did give Maximus, I mean the King a chance to dazzle so I guess their forgetfulness served its purpose.

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Right after my post there are 5 consecutive posts of beanies crying on dramas. What dramas do to us 😭

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    LOL *laughs and cries and dies*.

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      I loved how there were all types of cries there, emotional and devastated.

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I think The King is a very smart concept, better than Goblin (which I didn\’t like much or any KES show) but the execution is severely lacking and the romance not needed atleast for now. There are many possibilities and theories and that is why I\’m still watching it but it\’s… slow, quite slow. Assuming the amount of outcomes that can come out of the story, the story isn\’t progressing at a good speed, which either means the left over episodes will be rushed or we never see those possibilities come true because the writer never intended them in the first place.

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    It really takes skill to end Ep. 8 on such a high note, completely break the momentum starting Ep. 9, and slowly, gradually reveal a few details (that many have already guessed) until we end with a stare-off and more questions.

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      Oh gosh I completely forgot that we ended ep 8 on such a high note when ep 9 started, and then they brought that scene back and it was totally disjointed. And then whenever they are having a romantic moment it comes out of nowhere too and after a few lovey dovey cheesy lines, they go “here’s sth important we need to discuss”, yes you could definitely discuss that without any romance to begin with. Them leaving us on questions is only why I’m staying. The cliffhangers are good but that’s it for now.

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        I couldn’t forget because I spent all week hoping Shin-jae would join the gang. Seeing him refuse to listen to anyone and just drown his sorrows in drinking did not help. *sobs*. Seriously, I’m only staying for him and WDH, who had too little screen time.

        As for the story, I’m starting to think there really isn’t much to it, but the writer has made it a convoluted mess and the director is feeding it to us in disjointed pieces. Instead of telling the story outright they are letting us unravel the tangled strings as we go until we reach the climax, whatever that may be. This may be an intellectually stimulating drama for some viewers, but I need a story, not just puzzles.

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    It’s bad directing is what it is 🙁

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      That is so but even the story isn’t moving that fast. So I won’t credit both the directing and writing. The plot is quite interesting, it could be so good but it’s difficult to maintain the viewers interest throughout the episode. Plus the PPL galore lol, I eye rolled several times.

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        PPL is awful 🙁 It’s turning me off instead of pulling me in.
        Plot is genuinely interesting, though.

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This one\’s for fruits. I don\’t really eat fruits that often but I just like how they\’re good to eat on their own without needing further effort (someone who isn\’t a fan of cooking might relate). But today i ate a piece of heaven sent watermelon. I haven\’t come across sth so authentically sweet and delicious in a while and I don\’t even like watermelons that much. That was easily the best thing I ate the entire day.
#GratefulMay

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Where are cute, funny shows like Weightlifting Fairy KBJ and Be Melodramatic when you need them?Oh yeah they probably come once in 3 years. Grateful that they exist but sour that I can\’t really enjoy them as much as the first time in a rewatch.
#GratefulMay

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Stories of children growing up in war zones are always hard to listen. Unfortunately there are still many children suffering till date.
Here is such an optimistic and happy take on life.
“When I see a flower bloom, I’m happy”.
#GratefulMay

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I was about to skip today, I really was this close to skipping today because well there are such days. Such days when even if you\’ve had a good time, you can\’t particularly call it a good day. Even if you heard the birds chirping in the morning after quite a while you don\’t feel the warmth of the early morning anymore. Such days even existed pre-quarantine (which btw might just end in my region and that\’s making me super anxious regarding how far and chaotic the situation might get) and they\’ve become a norm. These days when anything good is just overshadowed by thoughts that encompass the sadness in you. So well, I many not feel it right now but today I\’m grateful for all the days I don\’t feel this way. They\’ve become lesser with time but since the birds have started their day and the sun still isn\’t fully out yet, I\’d hope today is one of those days.
#GratefulMay

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Today is Mother\’s day. A part of me says I\’ve never made her proud. But she always has. The one person I can never pay back.
#GratefulMay

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    mothers need no “paying back”, however, if you must know — you can “pay back” your mother by living well and being happy!! that’s all we hope for our children…
    *winks*

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    I’m sure that she is very proud of you 😊

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As much as I hate my habit of constantly day dreaming, I\’ll have to give it some credit for keeping me sane when the reality is tough. When real life is anxiety inducing and depression drags away every positive feelings I have, I\’m glad I\’m able to escape… sometimes if not always.
#GratefulMay

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