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Top 5 ... Shower Scenes, Take 2 (The Broody)

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The response to the first Shower Scenes Post (SSP) was overwhelming. Thank you all for your interest and support! Quite obviously, however, the first SSP did not cover all Korean shower scenes. Suggestions for more and different ones were made by the dozen in the comment section and I vowed to hunt them down ... all of them. Well, I know I did not get them all; but I got many, many more. This is the first of three additional shower scene posts. Let's start with four broody ones, plus Eric in Que Sera, Sera. This is fanservice for lafer and enz. These ladies will not shut up about Que Sera, Sera and how awesome it is. I'm caving in. Stars Falling From the Sky (Kim Ji-hoon) I know I will have to watch this drama soon, because I have Kim Ji-hoon withdrawal. The hair is terrible, but I do like my Korean actors all sweaty and bothered. Hmmmmm, he is so tasty. Top marks, Kim Ji-hoon, I couldn't give you anything else! 10/10. City Hall (Cha Seung-won) The poor guy. He looks so…

KDrama Culture: Restaurant Food

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Today's post is going to be about the food found in KDramas when a scene is staged in a restaurant or pojangmacha.  Warning: drool can be hazardous to your keyboard.

Restaurants in Korean Dramas are as ubiquitous as the evil Mother-in-law. From humble to elegant, they can set the stage for either cute moments or disastrous scenes.  Here they are, in no particular order.
JOKBAL -  Braised Pig's Feet (or Pig Trotters) A link to the Visit Korea Tourism site calls jokbal "Chewy Memories of The Past".   Well, I'm not sure how far in the past you should go, but they were Ji-an's favorite pregnancy food in I Do I Do (2012), and So-young's love of the meat in Baby-faced Beauty (2005) made Jin-wook happy.  And anything that makes Daniel Choi happy, makes me happy too! Jokbal is made by boiling pig's feet or the shank portion of the front legs over several hours in a mixture of soy sauce, rice wine, garlic, cinnamon sticks, green onions, ginger, and other spices…

Flower Boy Next Door ... gif time; THE END!

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And so it ends! Fuzzy, fuzzy, warm, warm feelings ... If you're afraid of spoilers, don't read any further and don't look at any of the gifs! Don't say I didn't warn you!! STOP!!

Flower Boy Next Door manages to give everybody a happy (or at least good) ending that does not feel forced or rushed. Wow. That must be a first! And the final scene is hilarious. Unfortunately, there are no Jin-rak gifs tonight (apart from a very brief appearance in one) - but let me assure you, things turn out well for him, too.

Thought No 1: Thank you, show, for not pairing Jin-rak with Do-hwi. I'm forever grateful. His (future) happiness is related to a cameo by Park Se-Young and I am really glad I finally know why Park Shin-hye posted two twitter pics with her in the last days, cause that really confused me.

Thought No 2: Yoon Shi-yoon looks so much better with black hair. I guess I'm glad he only has it for a few minutes and in the last episode; I already have too many K-acto…

Flower Boy Next Door ... More Twitter pics!

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And so it ends. The last episode of Flower Boy Next Door has aired in Korea. We all know that there will be a happy end, which is well deserved. @tvN_Flower has released a last set of BTS-pictures a while ago. It looks as if Enrique and Dok-mi went on a farewell tour ...
 ... and then met again after a time jump (hint: Enrique's hair):  And these are some pictures from the last shoot. Lovely. Ah, despite what I said yesterday (that it is good that this show is ending, as it has now come to the end of its story!), I will miss these guys!

By the way, Kim Seul-gi has released a song for the OST: 너 땜에 잠이 깨 (Feat. Go Kyung Pyo). This pic is from their recording session. My goodness, they are cute together!!!


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Flower Boy Next Door ... gif time! (Episode 15)

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"I was jealous of the ocean because of the way you looked at it" awwwwwwwwwz! ♥♥♥♥
See, I was never too annoyed about the "noble idiocy", because I trusted the writers of this drama to make it different from the usual noble idiocy. Rightly so. He's not buying it and we get some nice and very real interactions between two new lovers, full of insecurity and jealousy. We also get some silly, from both Dok-mi and Enrique, and I must admit that Enrique's antiques are getting a bit old. This drama was wonderful and such an unexpected surprise - but it is okay that this drama is ending tomorrow.
And we get the best 2nd lead ever. Oh my god, how I love him... Have I mentioned how much I like Kim Ji-hoon's hair? Hmmm .... I want to ruffle it. And not every man cries prettily. Kim Ji-hoon does.
The Awesome Editor is my favorite! Wow! She is the best. In case you don't know yet, she's my girl crush. I want to marry her when I grow up. And I love that Don…