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Bae Soo Bin…

He played Cha Chun Soo, Dong Yi’s beloved orabeoni. The one who was cast aside as soon as Dong Yi set her eyes on the king. Poor guy seriously dedicated his life to her. I did some research into the real Dong Yi in Korean history, and so far have not found any mention of this person. Whether or not he really existed, Bae Soo Bin did a fantastic job with this character. Chun Soo is the kind of guy that no parent would ever say no to if he wanted to date their daughter. But I suppose Ji Jin Hee is tough competition 😉

I fell slightly in love with Chun Soo orabeoni in Dong Yi…enough so that I began watching Brilliant Inheritence (Shining Inheritence?) which also stared Han Hyo Joo (Dong Yi) and Bae Soo Bin (Chun Soo). But of course, BSB loses the girl again…this time to some KID. *sighs* I still don’t know why. I’m on episode 7…the story itself isn’t really that appealing to me… I just keep forwarding to the parts where BSB and HHJ are on screen together because they’re so damn cute.

He’s such a sweet heart. and TWICE he loses the same girl lol.
I wonder if he’s like that in real life too…cuz he lost his real gf not too long ago also.

Don’t worry, Sunny oppa. You can always come find me 😉

As long as you smile at me, I’ll be putty in your hands, and no one will steal me away….unless it’s HyunBin.

Then all bets are off 😉 jkjkjk! LOL


….when is it your turn to win?



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If you don’t want to get hurt…

good luck with that one.  If anyone’s figured out how to live a full life and not get hurt, please do let me know.

Today’s the last day of August.  It’s been a summer filled to the brim with adventures and firsts – I’m trying very hard to live life.

Mexico was pretty much a week full of firsts: first time to Mexico, first time to go to the airport at 4am, first all nighter since BCIT, first beach, first bikini, first all inclusive, first HAMMOCK (oh loves!), first time running around in a tropical storm at 2am drunk out of my mind, first snorkel, first scuba, first CLIFF JUMP!, first cenote, first time at Chichen Itza (it’s a chicken?), first beach wedding! first whale shark, first Isle of Coco, first sunburn (!), first so many everything~

HK was actually quite adventurous too actually, which is strange because I go back on an annual basis.  It’s like taxes…I’ll be there. 😉  First time as maid of honour (Rita, I love you~), first wedding speech (ohmygad), first spa in HK, first time in SheungWan during a freak storm which flooded every freakin intersection, first time (x 6) to Elements and the Sky100 + Ritz Carlton, first time inside Peninsula, first time I met with Daniel, Tim, BenG and ChiChi in HK, first time I got along with the cat I don’t like….etc.  Happy I got to share my birthday with my Gramma!  and Ta!! Even though these yearly trips are now pretty much a must, it’s always felt like I’m going home.  I’m thankful that I can feel that way…thankful of all the love that is still there waiting for me.

Oh…hit my first, and prabably last, double this summer for softball.
First time I’ve gone to watch baseball…first time I’ve enjoyed baseball. I’m in denial…caught my dad watching MLB the other day…he raised his eyebrow at me when I walked by and laughed at me. -_-”

First time I’ve gotten so completely hooked on Korean dramas. O_o sighs.

But as adventurous and first time worthy as summer 2011 was for me…. underneath it all, I just wished I could’ve been there for you…. miss you lots, baby girl.  Hope you’re doing ok.

And as September closes in, Greenday once again rolls through my mind:  Wake me up when September ends.

13 days.  In 13 days it’d be 10 years. Grampa, I miss your smile.

…Don’t fall in love.

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You’ll get yelled at for the rain…

…so how do you empathize with the client?

Such is the life of a teller.  I’m very glad that BMO has finally acknowledged the struggles that CSRs come face to face with everyday, and has shown us that they care.  “CSR isn’t just a job, it’s the most difficult job.  It’s the most IMPORTANT job here, because you are the face of the bank.”

No words can describe how happy I was to hear them say it at the assistant manager conference today.

THEN they acknowledge that they realise how difficult a job the assistant manager has, and how many “hats” we must put on each day.

Holycrap I think I might faint from this.  WE’VE BEEN ACKNOWLEDGED!!! 🙂

*so pleased*

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Went to watch the final game of the season for Daniel and his team today (well yesterday.)….it was really muggy…and I was for some reason not well from a night of migrating and drinking.  Albeit the really weak G&T’s at Society.  I never knew someone could get something so simple so wrong.

Either way….the Stealers won the final, so they are league champions! Yay! It was an exciting game, actually.  The other team was really good, especially the pitcher.  But as I said, Dan’s team was better 😉  So excited I was stressed out lol.  Especially with the two 3rd base steals…one attempt and fail, one successful….that the guys did. O_O!!! My heart~!  Good hangover cure lol.

So…now what do I do to entertain myself on sundays? Hrms.

I’m still in denial of the fact that I find baseball entertaining. The last time I found baseball entertaining was when the Jays won the world series.  Which was … what 1993? lol.

…yay for winning the finals!!!! instead of champagne, I’m good with soju! ganbae~

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That Man….

Another post about another Korean drama series: Secret Garden.

My friend Daniel intro’d me to this one over a pizza lunch, telling me that I HAVE to watch it because it’s SO popular and the guy is SO hot in Korea right now.  So I came home and booted up for it.  I have to admit, the first episode? I didn’t like it. At all. The guy was a spoiled brat, just like Gu JunPyo.  I’d had it up to HERE with JunPyo already.  And plus he was so skinny and frail looking I though he’d keel over and pass out.  So that’s what I told Daniel….are you serious? Cuz you look WAY better than this guy.

But….the series grew on me…and if you enjoy K-drama then you must watch it.

Synopsis is pretty straight forward and the story line isn’t anything new.  About a guy Kim JooWon, who’s this super rich CEO of some super company… mistaking a stunt double Gil RaIm for some famous actress….falls for her which pisses him off cuz he’s too high class for a poor girl.  Then something happens and their souls switch bodies;  and through that, they begin to understand each other and this relationship begins to grow.

There were loads of funny moments because as rich and cool as Kim JooWon is, he’s just a little kid inside.  HyunBin, the actor who plays JooWon grew on me through his amazing acting skills.  His portrayal of the character made Kim JooWon go from annoying to lovable, and convinced me that I should be patient with him.  HyunBin’s portrayal of Gil RaIm after their souls switched was absolutely fantastic.  He almost convinced me that he was indeed a girl trapped in a guy’s body HAHAHAHA.

JooWon’s conflicts and the things he ends up doing for Gil RaIm touched my heart.  Epiphany struck at two very specific points….and when it struck, it struck hard.  I did end up crying watching this one….but I didn’t mind…HyunBin was well worth it.

Side story of Oska, JooWon’s cousin and his struggles as a Hallyu star. Oska was a great comic relief to the already very comedic story.


Storyline: 10/10 – it was a great remake of an old idea.
Cloths: 8/10 – HyunBin rocked his clothes…KimJooWon had some pretty freaking nice outfits. GilRaIm had some pretty neat outfits towards the end but very simple. But holy WTF was Oska WEARING!? GROSS!!! lol
Scenic: 9/10 – not much in terms of scenery in this story.  Most of it was at JooWon’s house or RaIm’s house and studio. Jeju Island again was breath taking. Gotta make it there someday
Hotties: 10/10 – Forget everyone else….HyunBin and Ha JiWon were great.
Teary moments2/10 – there were exactly 2 moments as mentioned above.  But they weren’t just teary, they were a stab in the heart painful cry.

Overall: I think 10/10.  Another one full of great daydream ideas.  Don’t expect this one to happen either 😉 That’s the best part about it.  Thanks, Daniel for convincing me to watch it.

Here is the song That Woman by Baek JiYoung.  The companion to HyunBin’s That Man.

…is as timid as this woman.

Oh and I forgot!  Kim JooWon’s famous chant. He chants something every time he thinks he’s going nuts. Every time I think I’m about to go nuts at work now, I hear HyunBin saying this in my head.  I think I’m really going nuts lol.  The chant is actually one person’s name.  This one person was named with everything that represents longevity but ends up drowning because his name was too long for the person to call for help in time. lol.

Kim Soo Han Moo Geo Bukgi Wa Doo Roo Mi Sam Cheon Gab Sa Dong Bang Sark Chi Chi Ka Po Sa Ri Sa Ri Sen Ta Weo Ri Weo Ri Se BBu Ri Ka Moo Doo Sel La Goo Roomi Heo Ri Kae In Dam Byeo Rak Seo Sang Won eh Go Yang ee Ba Du Ki Neun Dol Dol ee…

Yup. That’s the name. AAAAnd here’s what I hear in my brain 😉

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Let’s love like we’ve never been hurt before

Currently watching My Name is Kim Sam Soon.

The only reason I started watching was because Hyun Bin was in it and he won some awards for his role….so I figure it can’t be that bad.  It’s a little loud and annoying some times for my taste.  I prefer my characters to talk softly most of the time. lol.  But that’s the good thing about non-tv drama watching…FF it all the annoying parts 😉 and all the characters I don’t want to see.

This one is about HyunBin as a rich restaurant owner….of course.  Can that face be anything less than rich and almighty? And a wonderful girl who doesn’t fit into the category of cute, hot, beautiful, unique or anything like that.  They of course like ecah other and of course everyone in the world is somehow standing in their way.

Sometimes I feel like her….boring, chubby, can’t be considered elegant really, doing my own thing on my own.  But she’s one heck of a character.  HyunBin’s character said to her that she’s attractive because she doesn’t realise how attractive she is. If only those kinds of things happen in real life. *sad smile*

Actually, I’d like to watch one where he’s the struggling to make ends meet guy.  I don’t think that series has been written yet.  We’ll have to wait for at least 2013 for his triumphant return from the SKorean Marine Corps in Dec 2012.

Tonight’s quote from the movie comes from a scene where the girl sees a billboard at the bus station that tells people to love like they’ve never been hurt before…to dance like no one’s watching…to sing like no one’s listening…to live today as if tomorrow is the end…

To be honest, I’d like to be like that too.  Pretend that I’ve never been hurt before, as I want to seriously love one more time. But since the ending has come like this, I’d really like to change the article.

“If you don’t want to get hurt, then don’t fall in love. “

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