Designer. Asian American community activist. Here, I pick at and take pride in my love for Brown Eyes, Shinhwa, SS501, Park Si Hoo, Spica, Ruj Suparuj, Son&Vill Team, Toomtam Yuttana, Yadech, dramas, music and other things I find amusing, endearing, and worthy of mentioning. ^^
It’s been 3yrs since my last Kdrama love (The Princess’ Man, 2011). I am one to know that you are not wasting your time and energy away when it propels you to do extra research to be able to learn new things about subjects and histories you would have never thought to cross paths with, in order to understand, disect, and share insights on the characters, their behaviors, their circumstances— their world. I think that’s part of what makes a drama experience meaningful and worthy to me; it makes me work harder. #FatedToLoveYou #운명처럼널사랑해… so many thrills, low and high. At the end, it’s all going to be worth it. Says Fate.
…On the upside to its farewell episodes, I’ll be able to get my Wednesdays and Thursdays back. And life, in general. But it’s not going to be easy. So, bring on the “Greatu, greatu, greatu!!”
I can’t help but draw hearts & bubbles for our snail couple. #운명처럼널사랑해 #FatedToLoveYou
Even if there is underlying somber and uncertainty in all the healing, there is undeniable, sincere heart in Gun and Miyoung’s journey to get to this point. They deserve all the happiness in the world. Whatever happens next, fate knows.
I’m so glad it was JJang Team who brought me back to Kdramas.🐌💘
If lucky, I have one drama per year that I can commit to and invest my time and heart in. This year, it’s more than luck. My 2014 drama came with the reunion of JJang Team (Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara)— who brings me back 12 years to my childhood— and in the retelling of one of my favorite love stories (but admittedly quite better), 운명처럼널사랑해 / FatedToLoveYou.
I watch this scene over and over and it feels like the first time every time… The result of a powerful script, production team, OST, and our JJang Team. Best only if experienced in context (so please don’t spoil yourself).
EPISODE 16: “I AM LEE YOUNG JA.”
(Note, for those who can’t resist: Lee Young Ja is the name Lee Gun uses in disguise to support and communicate with his (ex-)wife, Kim Miyoung.)
Kim Miyoung: This is a candy that helps to fulfill love. I believe it when people say if you confess with this candy, you will succeed. No, I want to believe it.
Lee Gun: You said that people that like sweet things want to be happy, right?… If there is a little happiness left for me, I will give you everything.
Kim Miyoung: What are you doing right now? What are you doing here? Were you Lee Young Ja? Lee Gun, why are you like this to me? What on earth are you?
Lee Gun: If there is a little happiness left for me, I will give you everything. You have to be happy… Miyoung.
Lee Gun: Yes. Kim Miyoung. I’m your No.1 fan, Lee Young Ja.
My heart can explode. Our snail couple deserves all the happiness.