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Payday Friday!

What else could be better than Friday? Payday of course! But you know it’s way cooler if Friday and Payday are both the same day. Not unless you still work on weekends then that’s frustrating.

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You worked your ass off the whole month to get paid so you deserved an ice cream or two. Give yourself a break and eat whatever you want. You got a lot of responsibilities to pay for you say? Yeah right. Pay them all but give yourself a treat anyway. It’s important to have a taste of your hard work to keep going.

 

10.5-Binge-Eating-BlogIt’s Friday and your friends might be asking you out later. Go with them and have a good laugh. Or better yet, buy a big box of fries or a huge potato chips and watch Korean dramas until dawn.

Enjoying your pay once in a while isn’t bad at all. You deserved it anyway. Just know that having responsibilities while enjoying life is possible. Never deprive yourself just because you got a lot of bills to pay. There are many small things that can certainly make you happy without turning your back on from your responsibilities.

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“in love with the second lead man” syndrome

I literally have this “in love with the second lead man” syndrome. I mean, I like the lead man but I usually found myself falling for the supporting actor. Admit it, the second lead usually have better stories than the main actors and they are the real heroes as well. They are those who have unrequited love most of the times and care too much neglecting the pain that breaks their heart just to save and protect the person they love. Let me enumerate some of those second lead man whom I fell for.

 

  1. Shin Won-Ho (Tae Oh in The Legend of the Blue Sea)

“How can his face be prettier than a girl?” – Cha Si-A

Indeed, how can it be? And how can you not fall for this gorgeous, intelligent computer hacker? He was just so cool doing all those techy stuff and glaring at Heo Joon Jae (Lee Min-Ho) whenever he was jealous because of Sim Cheong (Jun Ji Hyun) that he was so fond of. I love the moment when he blurted out “Saranghae Noona!” all of a sudden to Cha Si-A’s (Shin Hye-Sun) face to save the day of the con artists. He eventually fell for Cha Si-A after that incident and their kissing scene is a must watch. It’ll surely make you giggle.

There were many cute little Tae Oh moments in the series that you would love but my favorite was when he got drunk, keeping stuffs of Nam Doo and detective Kim in his pockets and trying to find the perfect pocket for a cup he was slipping in. That was crazy but really cute.

 

2. Kwak Dong-Yeon 곽동연 (Kim Byung Yeon in Love in the Moonlight/ Moonlight Drawn by Clouds)

Yup, he has a lot of pictures here because I love him the most among many other second leads that I love. He was one of those “second lead who was willing to die for his love” that I was referring to. If you had watched Love in the Moonlight, then I guessed I don’t have to tell you why. But for those who haven’t seen that drama yet, you better catch up. Alright, so here wo go. I have a lot in mind to say about this cool, stern, fierce, and intense character of Kwak Dong Yeon, that’s obvious with the adjectives I used. 😅😅 He had something that caught me the minute he showed his face at the camera. That was one magical moment for me. I didn’t find him handsome at first but he was damn attractive in his black robe and messy hair. From that moment on, I just kept on waiting for his appearances in LITM/MDBC drama. His sword skill,and fight scenes were cooler than the word cool itself. Byung Yun pretending to be choking but actually laughing about the Crown Prince’s nickname was precious because that was the only time he laughed. And a tough royal gaurd like him sewing Ra On’s rug doll was the cutest. I honestly wished for him to have longer cute moments with Hong Ra On (Kim You-Jung) cause those were my favorites. I love seeing them together having great chemistry because of their clashing personalities.

I love everything about Kim Byung Yun (Kwak Dong-Yeon) that I literally cried my heart out when he almost died trying to save his hope (Crown Prince/ Park Bo-Gum) and the love of his hope (Hong Ra On/ Kim You-Jung). How can I not love him?

 

3. Jin Young (Kim Yoon-Sung in Love in the Moonlight/ Moonlight Drawn by Clouds)

Just look at his face. End of story. 😂😂 He’s stunningly awesome that I can’t help falling for him. His role in the series was well knitted. In fact he can be the dream guy of every girl. Yoon-Sung was everyone’s protector in the story. He had protected and saved Hong Ra On several times to the point of giving up his own life. His unrequited love for her was a sad story that he brought with him to his death. It broke my heart by the way. It was him who stood for what was right, defying his own family and saving the Crown Prince’s life, risking his own, from the rebels who tried to kill the Prince. And he was so cool with all those fight scenes.

He was the anonymous shadow of every unrevealed secrets and hideous truth. He had a lot of great deal to face alone but he was tough enough to carry on. There’s no reason not to love him.

 

4. Choi Si-Won – (Kim Shin-Hyuk in She was Pretty 그녀는 예뻤다)

“Well, in this world, things are not all they appear to be.” -Shin Hyuk-

That line suited him well because he had left me hangin’ on the cliff waiting every episode for his real deal. He was one humorous guy that bugged Kim Hye Jin (Hwang Jung-Eum) almost everyday of her life and calling him Jackson (cause Hye Jin’s outfit was like Michael Jackson’s) whenever he feel like it. You might see him as a shallow, good-for-nothing fellow because of his actuations especially when he was with the girl he liked the most. Protecting and loving Hye Jin were this man’s forte that Hye Jin herself felt deeply sorry for him cause she can’t love him the way he deserved to be love. I was really hoping that he’ll find his place in Min Ha ri’s (Koh Joon-Hee) but I guess that’s not how they wanted to put the period on this man’s role. Reporter Kim had his fair share of humor, love, pain and mystery in the series. I felt the saddest when he bid farewell to Hye Jin then all their memories were slowly rushing back while he was waving goodbye with a bitter smile, and a heavy heart, in slow motion. His story was actually better than the lead and the revelation of his character’s mystery was an unexpected twist.

 

5. Choi Tae-Joon – (Lee Yeok-Ho in Puberty Medley/ Adolescence Medley)

Lee Yeok-Ho is a senior highschool boxing enthusiast and is known for being the vicious “brown bear” of Namil Highschool. His look captured me obviously and his damn cool glare was one of the best. He was tough and had rough edges outside, but his heart was pure and loving. He looked after Yang Ah-young (Lee Se-Young), his best friend’s dongsaeng and the lead man Choi Jong-woo’s (Kwak Dong-Yeon) love interest. He had a boxing duel with the frail Jong-woo. Why? check it out in Puberty Medley 😉

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The Legend of the Blue Sea [푸른 바다의 전설]

 

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“If you love someone… that means you surrender – you lost. In other words, if you love someone then you believe whatever he tells you” -Heo Joon Jae-

The Legend of the Blue Sea was the first Korean drama that caught my attention. I wasn’t a fan of any Korean dramas before not even until I got a job from a Korean employer. I procrastinated watching this drama for no reason. To my surprised, it left me hollow and somber after watching it. It was a total package of fantasy, romance, comedy and sorrow and the cast was well ensemble that you might end up loving the second lead just like me. I was talking about Tae Oh (Shin Won-Ho) by the way and oh not to mention the lead cast Heo Joon-Jae (Lee Min-Ho) and Sim Chung (Gianna Jun/Jun Ji Hyun) who were both superb. The cast was one of the many reasons why I watched this drama twice in a row. And the plot? Yeah..it was totally amazing. I also loved seeing cameo roles of great actors in the series.

 

The Cast

Sim Chung / Se-Hwa – Gianna Jun / Jun Ji Hyun

  • A mermaid in the Joseon era / A modern-day mermaid who arrives in Seoul to follow her only love, Joon-jae. She has super strength and the ability to read and erase one’s memory.

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Heo Joon-Jae / Dam Ryung – Lee Min-Ho

  • The town head and son of a magistrate in the Joseon era who fell in love with a mermaid / A modern-day con-man who uses his looks and wit to transform into different people and conduct scams. He eventually met a mermaid whom he fell in love with again in his present life.

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Supporting Actors

Jo Nam-doo / Park Moo – Lee Hee-Joon

  • A con-man and Joon-jae’s mentor. He trained Joon-jae to be a great con-man along with him. His Joseon incarnation is Park Moo, who worked with Joon-jae’s stepbrother in their past lives. It was later revealed that his loyalty towards Dam-ryeong and Joon-jae prevailed over his stepbrother in the Joseon era and modern day respectively.

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Tae-Oh – Shin Won-Ho

  • A genius hacker and a con-man together with Joon-jae and Nam-doo. A quiet person who likes to play computer games. He initially has a secret crush on Shim Cheong, but ended up falling for Shi-ah.

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Cha Shi-ah – Shin Hye-Sun

  • Joon-jae’s university junior who has an unrequited love for him, and a researcher at KAIST. Through her job she discovered some artifacts related to Dam-ryeong from the Joseon era and helped Joon-jae discover his past identity. She was revealed to be the deceased wife of Dam-ryeong in the Joseon era.

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Heo Chi-Hyun – Lee Ji-Hoon

  • Joon-jae’s stepbrother. A hardworking son who dutifully stayed by his stepfather’s side after Joon-jae left home. His Joseon incarnation was revealed to be an antagonist, who killed Dam-ryeong and Se-hwa. In his reincarnation, he turned against Joon-jae due to his unrequited love for his stepfather.

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Mr. Yang/ Ma Dae-Young – Sung Dong-Il

  • A mermaid trafficker during the Joseon era. In the modern day, he is a murder criminal and a hit-man hired by Seo-hee to kill Joon-jae. He was later revealed to be Chi-hyun’s father.

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Mo Yoo-Ran – Na Young-Hee

  • Joon-jae’s mother. The Cha family’s housekeeper.

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Heo Il-Joong – Choi Jung-Woo

  • Joon-jae’s father, and a property agent. After the success of his business he divorced with Yoo-ran and married Seo-hee.

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