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Happy Friday, Dramabeansies… and almost Happy Cinco de Mayo to where it's already 5 May! We're having a potluck at the office today, so since everyone will probably be bringing some form of chips 'n dip, I've elected to offer up two types of desserts for the shindig: Tequila-Lime Snickerdoodles and Chocolate-Ancho Chili Cookies. So bring on the drinks and LET'S PARTY!!! Oh wait… you tell me it's only 6:30 AM right now? And your point is? :P

Not much happening in NorCal since the last OT -- we had another gorgeous weather week, which made running back-and-forth to The Mothership tolerable for a change. It's nice to see things settle into a dull roar for a few more days, but then another trial rears its ugly head on 14 May and I'll be ramping up for that shortly. I'd better stock up on ramyun and soju (and whipped cream?) before that hits…

Has anyone seen the Kanu Coffee commercial that's been running on the various K-stations? Gong Yoo opening a coffee stand inside a box of instant keopi packets, and it's majorly swoonworthy. Oh Gong Yoo, wae you so awesomely awesome? I predict "Big" is going to be HUGE (hee!) on his squee-power alone. Bring it!!

Finally finished up Dream High 2 this week. Like I mentioned before, since I fast-forwarded through most of that nightmare, I'll only ask for 11.35 hours of my life back. I'm hoping to catch up on EM and CLBM over the weekend to clear off more space on the DVR to grab "Love Rain" when it starts on KBS World next Monday night. I can't wait until I have enough time to marathon some of the latest offerings, so I'm insanely jealous of you guys who are engrossed in K2H and RP right now. I'll catch up soon, I promise… and DB Recappers, keep up the mega-awesome work you guys are putting forth right now!! You folks RAWK!!!

Gotta give a shoutout to the Pride of Northbrook, Illinois -- I've had the new John Park album on heavy rotation for awhile now. What a unique voice!! And since I don't watch that travesty called "American Idol," I had no idea he was on there a few seasons back; I just remember him runner-upping to Huh Gak (another of my favorites) in "Superstar K2" last year. I'd surely pay good money to see him and K.Will singing a duet together -- the Battle of the Falsettos!! ;)

But most importantly, there's a new addition to my immediate chingu circle -- friends that have been trying to conceive for years finally did, and their little girl was born yesterday at 1:35 AM up at Stanford. Everyone is just over the moon, especially ME since I haven't held a baby in my arms for so long and it's just the best thing in the whole wide world. Sigh. So now I've got another cutie for which to offer up my crack babysitting services… and I can't wait to introduce her to the world of K-dramas when she's old enough!! :D

Anyway, time to pack up and head over to the office. What are you guys all up to on this fine day, ne?

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Congrats to your friend and their baby girl!
That's definitely a cause for celebration.

Happy Friday, cherkell!

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Ricky oppa!!! Happy Friday to you and welcome back -- how are your finals going? Are you done to a point where you can catch up on your sleep again? Oops, almost forgot... pout/wiggle!! :)

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I sat for the toughest three papers this week. 2 more to go next week.
I'm always losing sleep, cherkell. It's not just because of my weird studying habits. *cough* dramas *cough*

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Oppa fighting!!!! <3

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Oppa Ricky, fighting! :) Study hard!

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Oppa? Dongsaeng? I wonder....anyway: Fighting~!!

Look to the future while doing your best. One day it'll all be over and you'll be watching dramas on your boss' time. ^^

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Thank you, cherkell. Thank you, Leaf.

Arhazivory,
Nooooonnnnaaaaaaa!!!!

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Ricky is our 'Resident Oppa' no matter how large the age gap. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it... ;)

It'll be over before you know it -- Oppa Hwaiting!!

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Oh I see. In that case ricky-oppaaaaaa~!!!!! XD

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YES! Another one to be added to my list. lol

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He's reallly Ricky TRH, COM.

Ricky the Royal Highness, Certified Oppa Material

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R.E.D. H.O.T. Ricky

Realizing his Educational Destiny, he's in
Handsome Oppa Territory

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Shukie FTW, baby!!!

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Cherk!! Not sure what that means, but I'm taking it as a compliment. Arigato gozaimasu!

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@Shukmeister, Ricky is more in the cute dongsaeng territory. Though that doesn't form a cool acronym

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I like that, Shuk! Haha

And FTW is an abbreviation for "For The Win". It's like a cheer or something like that.

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Sweet! Even better, my Pillow Prince.

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My neighbour had a baby boy on Saturday. He's sooo cute. Its the best kind of 'happy occasion' when a child is born.

Hehe...start her off on the dramas when she gets to 1yr. ^^

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Congrats to your friend!

We finally connected on twitter.

Everyone Cherkell suggested that we make a show about the crazy noonas on OT. Do you think kbs2 will take it?

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LMao. ^^ Raine, it never hurt to try. ;)

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As long as there's a male part in there somewhere then I give my undying support!

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You know there has to be male parts, WE NEED ROMANCE.
But rest assure there'll be a part for uri dongsaeng as well. We have to, you'll be like Ba Wool from FBRS, we have plenty of YHS in stock for you. :P

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Oh NO!
Not the YHS!

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oh , I love male parts.

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Isn't Ba Wool supposed to be IN something soon? Diddn't I read that after FBRS?

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Hi Joanne, Ba Wool / Park MinWoo will be in I Need a Fairy On KBS2 I think.

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Hi Ricky!

Just curious... why does there have to be a male part in there somewhere?

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Hi Sethe!
Just because I would want to join in the fun as well :)

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Sethe? BECAUSE.

Life is just better with male parts.

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Male parts are always a good thing!

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:D

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Hmm... I don't know. Some male parts are played with callousness or insensitivity or total selfishness...

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And some always rise to the occasion...I mean get better with practise...I mean I need to stop now...

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Oh, Shuk, your sense of humor just kills me! Dying laughing... :)

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I'm suddenly embarrassed of the fact that I'm male.
You girls cracked me up! LOL

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[best eeeevil grin]

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heh... normally being male is a cause for embaressment but seeing as you're pretty awesome so it's ok :D

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lmao. ^^

well.... I'll stay out of this one.

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I gotta remember to stop sneaking a peak during work-i almost got caught since i couldnt stop giggling!!

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@Shuk: I should have known that you would make me laugh when I am trying to pretend that I am working hard on this Friday afternoon.

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You say that like its a bad thing, Hil... hee hee hee.

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It's not like we can be crazy noonas without a dongsaeng, you know.

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If a noona does something crazy but there is no dongsaeng to witness, isn't it like that whole tree falling in the forest thing? Very 'sound of one hand clapping'

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Corrupting youth is a noona privilege and responsibility. I'm pretty sure I saw that in the manual.

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It would be awesome <3
Ratings hit!!!

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LOL I still can't believe you guys found me on Twitter. I beta tested for them and have had an account since February 2007, but as you can tell, I usually don't have much to say unless it's earth-shattering. Hopefully that will change now!!

Yup, I predict that "Noonas Behaving Badly" should become a huge hit... just as long as Channel A doesn't get involved. :P

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BWAHAHAHA! I love it. Who wants to be a part of that cast?

*Raises hand* PICK ME!

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But I'm not a Noona ^cries^

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Ricky needs a few dongsaengs too, lol.

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We'll work you in dongsaeng! Dont' worry. We need all kinds of characters in our drama!

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This is a little strange. When I saw the name Leaf, I immediately thought female. I have no idea why. Now that I think about it....leaves are manly aren't they? :D

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:P Leafs are female!!! And it's not my fault I'm young!

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Ohhh....you're a female dongsaeng. Aigooo....I'm really having a hard time weaving my way through the fibres of this thread. lol.

Hi dongsaeng o/ You're a pretty little leaf. :D

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Apparently I'm Leaf because “She’s like a leaf, that one, flying back and forth wherever the wind takes her,”
LOL <3

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lol. I love that description. Now I have a mental image of you flying about.

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Leaf!! Is that my quote?? Am I'm famous enough to be quoted?? Awesome!!

Wait...doesn't that mean you owe me royalties...even better!

:-)

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I'm afraid I made no money out of using that quote so... sorry... no money....

And of course you are famous!!! If I'm famous here you definately are!!!

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Yay! We're both famous! [puts on dark sunglasses]

Dahling, let's go for a spot of tea and some scones. :-)

I wrote some good stuff yesyerday evening. Right now, Rickie is unconscious and bleeding, and Ani and John are running amok, getting ready to create an environmental disaster.

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I love Tea and Scones!! But the best part is the Clotted Cream!
<3 Cream teas! I used to work in a little cafe which selled the best Cream Teas ever <3

And that all sounds very very awesome :D Can't wait to read!!

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What can I say? Trouble is me middle name Shuk. ^_~

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Kiddo, you look awesome dressed in black, sporting an assault rifle and terrorizing a bunch of hardened drill dogs.

lol

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I want to be the ugly guy who got a makeover. lol

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But don't all of us want that...?

Of course there needs to be someone who is pretty all the way though and although that's a sucky role I will take one for the team ;)

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You cheeky, girl! HAHAHA

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People have twitter???

How did I not know your twitters?? :O

But I can't get twitter :( Some stupid thing has taken my name ^cries^ They put on one or two advertisements a few years ago ^sigh^

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It's sort of a new development.

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We've been having fun Twitter conversations, Leaf.

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what's all ur names on there? I have a twitter too. LOL I don't have cool tweets tho. Just following all the hot idols/actors. LOL

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cv...that's the only reason I joined. To follow all the hot stars. But - they need to tweet in English more or put up lots of pretty pics like Yoochun. lol.

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OT'ers on Twitter? I want in! :D

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Arha: ahahah! me too! yes, I agree! they should tweet more in english. It's sad that some don't. :( LIke--changwook--if it's the real one. lol
Love Siwon on twitter--he tweets in english. ^^
yoochun tweets in english sometime. :)

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Oh yeah. Siwon is great with his 'hello, Beautiful Day' tweets that are often times accompanied by a pic of his cute face. :D

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arha: yesssh! that's right! It's nice to see that with just a few words and a beautiful pic of his smile makes my day. :) ^^

jay park and aziatix--tweets in english. :)

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bourbon: lol me too! :D

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@cv, My Precious JCW's Twitter is very official -- I've even received a few replies from him during the WBDS filming days -- thought I was going to have a heart attack on the spot!! ::swoon::

Bourbon, join us -- that way the pojangmacha can be open 24/7 and we can all swoop in anytime we like!! :D

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cherkell@ omg! are u serious?! wowow! I had hope so since some of the pics of himself he posted up... only he can get. ^^ It's too bad he doesn't tweet in english. :(
U think he will if we asked him nicely??

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Well, I guess we were suppose to meet, eventually. :)
By the way, I'm part of the cast. Does any one have any objection. :P
@Leaf we need dongsaengs too

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NO OBJECTIONS! We need your sass!

@Leaf - mean mean people stealing your name!

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Haha annoying younger sister? SORTED!

In real life I'm older than my cousins though... I'm the responsible one! ;)

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@Raine

I KNOW!!!! Of all the names why did they have to steal Leaf900? LEAF900 IS ME!!! ^angery^

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@ zgznoona
We need you to correct my Spanish in Twitter. LOL
Plus, it's fun to be bullied by you and Raine.

@Leaf
You can always choose something else as your name, dongsaeng. But I understand how you feel.

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Do you hear that? Ricky says it's fun to be bullied. Wait...that means I'm a bully. *looks around shiftily*

@Leaf JOIN ANYWAY

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hmm... leaf901 is free.... maybe I should join up....?
After exams though!!

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@Raine: One more week and he'll be bouncing between your hand and mine *evil laugh*
@Ricky: is a good thing you know we do the YHS with love *more evil laugh*

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Bring it on!
I've got Shel on my side.

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And, I'm so formidable, lol. BUt, I'll do my best to protect you, Ricky-oppa!

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Aww... don't pick on Oppa!!!

Well... I mean... just not all the time ;)

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@Leaf is not all the time, only when he does something deserving. Most of the time I just spoil him like the rest of the noonas

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zgznoona: "@Raine: One more week and he’ll be bouncing between your hand and mine *evil laugh*"

Um... okay, I... wait a second... hands are involved... erm... hunh?

Yeah, I got nothin'.

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@cherkell I'm talking about YHS or YDHS=Yah! Dongsaeng Head Smack
we declare a truce ans Ricky is free from our bulling till the end of his semester

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Hi Cherkell,hi everybody else!
Just wanted to say I want in on the crazy noonas as well!
It sounds great!

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Not me - I'm the shy, retiring type.

I want to be the neighborhood owner of a local bookstore / cafe, quietly enriching people's lives with prose and spending time with my two calico cats in a pink, frilly apartment above the store....[spits water]

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

I couldn't keep going. I'm sorry. I tried...

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Shirin-noona, of course you have to join us! Maybe as soon as Shukie is done with her Magnum Opus, we can all put our collective heads together to pound out a script. :)

OOOOOOH! That just gives me an idea for some promotional materials... ::opening up Photoshop application while cackling maniacally::

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I think Shuk should write the script... it would probably be pretty raunchy...LOL

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O-o

Who me??? There's no raunchy in my fan-fic. There is absolutely no raunchy in my fan-fic.
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but there could be...
;-)

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/sits back and prepares to watch the fun with a humongous bowl of popcorn and a liter of cola

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[Shuk reaches out and snags a handful of popcorn]

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Morning Cherkell!
Congrats to your friend with the new addition of a baby girl! :)

DH2---I think most everyone ff thru this drama. LOL

Have a good time at the office. I'm going to head out myself in a bit here too. ^^

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One of my friends just had her first child too this week. Is it always like this with babies? I mean even if we don't know people having them, are there so many born everyday?

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lol. I think so. I'm sure at least one was born since this OT started.

And on the other side...at least one person has :( since the OT started. Life....is fleeting.

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Oooh I never thought about that before. *shivers*

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My family alone produces a crazy number of babies, lol. But I LOVE it. Nothing better in the world than rocking a newborn.

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Congrats on the baby. Sam says "baby therapy" is way better than the kind of therapy you have to pay for. I'm a pro baby rocker, lol.

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Shel dahling! I'm looking forward to several gazillion hours of 'baby therapy,' except I need to be careful about the rocking part -- I usually fall asleep before the little one in my arms does!

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Yay babies!

I love Huh Gak - have you seen the video for the song he did with someone else....'Whenever You Play That Song" starring sweetiepie honeybunch Yoo Seung Ho?

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Yes Yes Yes, I have. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over. That is one yummy MV -- my pedo-ahjumma-ing definitely knows no boundaries!! :D

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I LOve John Park voice too, low and jazzy, my preference. Among 5 of his songs in the album, 'The Song' is my favorite.

K.Will is a great singer too, but he has a wide vocal range. I like to see his performance in Immortal Songs, though he's not guesting anymore.

In one of Music Bank episode when K.Will song win #1 spot, he's piggybacking John Park and almost make John falling in his attempt. Haha

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Happy OT everyone! ^^

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I'm hoping to go out to HH today... or tomorrow. Meet up with friends and catch up. It's tooo bad not many of them are kdrama addict like me. LOL ^^

Hope everyone have a great Friday/weekend! I'll probably check on here off and on throughout the day. :)

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Happy OT cv

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Hi zgznoona! Hope you are having a great day!

Really gloomy here today. So nice and muggy yesterday. What a difference a day makes. LOL

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Here we have a perfect day, but you never know when the rain can come.
It's a pity that is getting hotter. Bye bye beautiful Floridian "winter" weather

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awww.. wish we had that kind of weather in wisconsin. blah! I keep telling myself I'll move south someday! ^^ We'll see if that happens. LOL

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Happy OT everyone! Time to suffer from k2h/rp withdrawals for another week!

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I don't follow RP and i haven't watched King 2hearts ep14, i'll save it for my weekend!

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Happy Open Thread day everyone!!!!

I am back at Uni now so I can participate in OT again! Yay! :D

I've been watch King 2 hearts which has got a lot better as I didn't like it at first. And I am so so behind on variety programs :(

And I got some good news this week! It turns out the place I am going to this summer in China is only an hour away from the port where I can take a boat to Korea!!! So I am gonna go to Korea this summer after all! <3
Now I just need to find somewhere dirt cheap to stay... ^sigh^

Anyway how was everyone's weeks?

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Wow. I'm a little jealous. If I took a boat to Korea...I'd get there next month. lol.

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Haha, me too...I'm planning an Asia tour in two years. Gotta start saving....

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Good luck!! And that's why I'm glad I have my student loan for such things!!!

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Your student loan covers even that? =O Wow.

I keep telling myself that against all odds, I'll go to Japan next year. I figure once I'm in Japan I'll just hop over to Korea and China too. But my love has always been Japan. <3

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Yeah... but it is a bit tight... if only I'd kept the other 2/3 of it and not given that to my Mum I'd be sorted...

But as it is I'll just have to cope with going to China, Korea and Vietnam on a budget which admitted I'm not too depressed about! <3

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Lucky. I'm moving and going to England this summer so my wallet is crying at how hungry it's going to be...

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Well there're won't be much worth getting here so you can save money that way lol...

And yeah... ^sigh^ I understand :(

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Haha same :( That's why I need to fly out first!

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I'm sleeping on a sofa. The only thing I need to pay for is food!

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That's my plan in Vietnam!! One of my Vietnamese friends at Uni stayed with us for Christmas so now I get to stay with her in Vietnam!!! :D

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SO AWESOME! My friend's family is from Hong Kong so I'll stay with them when I go there!

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Hi Leaf! omg! I'm so jealous of you. :P One day, I'll get to see Korea too. (sigh)

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haha well I won't believe I'm going until I have the ticket in my hand!!! Wait scrap that... until I am on that ship!

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LOL. I'm sure you don't need to worry about that at all if you have plans for China already. Korea is sooo close by--same with Japan and the other asian countries! Gosh, only if I can save up and tour asia too! Like they say, it's just a hop over! ahahahha

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That's next year! ;) Beijing then Seoul then Tokyo!! (And yes I have no idea how I would be able to do that....)

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Welcome back!
I want to go to Korea too.... One day maybe.

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Thanks! And you'll definately be able to go!! <3

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Oppa's eyes just turned green, Leaf!

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XD

But don't worry! I'm sure you will get to go soon as well! <3

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Absolutely!
I shall bring my girlfriend and a huge laundry basin.
We will stomp on the laundry next to the Han river. It's going to be so romantic!

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NO!!! DON'T GO TO THE HAN RIVER WITH YOUR GIRLFRIEND!!!!!!

How can you not know that is not a good idea? Have you not watched enough K dramas???

I've even put it on my list of things to do in Korea. Next to 'visit the Han River' I have 'NOT WITH BOYFRIEND' written :)

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*headdesk*
You're absolutely right!
Jeju Island would be a better idea.

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lol @Leaf. That's true. We've watched enough kdramas to know better.

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Thanks Leaf for catching that so fast. Dont' EVER go to the Han River, for ANYTHING.

But, if you wanna stomp on laundry, bring your girlfriend here and you can stomp on mine at the beach. :0)

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lol. Han River. I need to see that river...someday. but yea, never gonna take a bf there. Bad luck. :P Maybe it just happens in kdrama?

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