The Return of Superman: Song Il Gook and His Three Boys at Lunch

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One of my favorite Kdrama actors, Song Il Gook, has joined the show The Return of Superman with his three boys–triplets. Yup, you read correctly: T-R-I-P-L-E-T-S! :) And he’s named them Dae Han, Min Guk, and Man Se…what a patriotic set of boys! :)

If you thought taking care of one toddler was a handful, wait until you see a dad single-handedly take three boys to a buffet of all places and try to feed them lunch…without any “major” mishaps. Hee~! Anyone want to say “Mission Impossible” now? ;)

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Friday Fun: It’s OK, That’s Love OST – Ulala Session’s “Love Fiction”

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Happy Friday, Twinkles!

As we immerse ourselves in the world of It’s OK, That’s Love where the characters and their associated stories are multi-layered and nuanced, I thought that I would help you usher in the weekend with this zippy song from the show’s OST.

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We Got Married: Woo Young – Se Young (August 16, 2014 – Episode 233)

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(Translation) In this way, the couple look.

It’s been a while since I last checked in with the Young-Young couple, and in the time that I’ve been away from them, they’ve grown surprisingly close! Truly!

And I don’t know about you all, but I’m really liking Park Se Young with Jang Woo Young together–even more than I did before–after watching them today…so much so that I’m seriously torn between wanting her with Lee Sang Woo and wanting her with her dear Woo Young. *goes into squee-fest* They are so adorable together!

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Glorious Day: Episode 36 Written Preview and English Translation

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OMG~! If some of you were wondering when our two turtle loves were going to tie the knot, wonder no more! Wow~! Talk about a “shotgun” wedding! Although knowing these two, there’s really no “need” for such drastic measures. ;)

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Glorious Day: Episode 35 Written Preview and English Translation

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We knew that Jae Woo’s secret-keeping was going to come back to bite him in the butt, and this episode clearly gives him a taste of his own medicine as Da Jung keeps a secret from him…”for his own good.” *shakes head* The irony of these two fighting now that they finally get permission to marry…

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The Return of Superman: Tablo and Haru on a Train Trip

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Many of you have probably heard of this little show before, but I thought that I would highlight a scene or two from it each week for your reading and viewing pleasure. I’m been watching clips of this show for about a month now, and it’s just too cute to not showcase here. It’s seriously too adorable for words! :)

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It’s OK, That’s Love: Episode 10 Video Preview and English Translation

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I can’t believe the pace at which this story is progressing! After just two months of knowing Jang Jae Yeol, Hae Soo has made a major breakthrough in her phobia of intimacy, and Jae Yeol confesses his love for her.

What?!

This 16-episode series just doesn’t know how to slow down, nor does it shy away from delving deeper into its characters’ psyches. Just when we think that we can’t tread any further into a character’s life or trauma, it barrels on in, leveling and clearing away new grounds and any hesitation we may have had about viewing/broaching such sensitive topics or emotional scars.

The take-home message of this series? Discuss things openly with honesty and sensitivity so that hurts and misunderstandings don’t remain so and fester to become greater hurts and misunderstandings. Hmmm…I’ve mentioned before how much I appreciate this series, right? ;)

You can watch the English-subtitled episode here as it becomes available.

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Wednesday What?!: August 20

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Happy Wednesday, Twinkles! It’s that lovely mid-point of the week when we play a fun little game and wait anxiously for the written previews to Glorious Day. ;)

I hope your week is going well so far. It’s Wednesday, and you know what this means! The game’s afoot, Twinkles! ;)

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It’s OK, That’s Love: Episode 9 Video Preview and English Translation

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If Glorious Day is a show that highlights a certain romanticized view of what family and all the other various forms of human relationships can entail, It’s OK, That’s Love takes those relationships into a much more realistic realm–sometimes a bit too realistic, in fact–and explores all the ins and outs of how wonderful and yet how messy those relationships can be.

In essence, there’s nothing romanticized or glossed over about this series. Much of the human relationships are presented in a shoot-from-the-hip sort of way that’s at once refreshing and novel in Kdramaland. The newest installment of this series is no different from the previous eight as it continues to challenge boundaries and social norms in the show’s customary intelligent, sensitive, and edgy manner.

You can watch the English-subtitled episode here as it becomes available.

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First Impressions: The Three Musketeers (2014) – Episode 1

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tvN‘s newest series, a once-a-week Sunday program called The Three Musketeers, debuted yesterday (August 17, 2014), and I’m ambivalent about the series after just one episode. For now, let’s just say that I’ll be tuning in again next week for Episode 2 for a better look at the series before making my final decision.

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Movie Monday – Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013)

Starring: Ryu Seung-ryong as Lee Yong-gu, Kal So-won as Ye-sung (Child), Park Shin-hye as Ye-sung (Adult), Jung Jin-young as Jang Min-hwan, Oh Dal-su as So Yang-ho, Park Won-sang as Choi Chun-ho, Kim Jung-tae as Kang Man-beom and Jung Man-sik as Shin Bong-shik

Rating: PG

Running Time: 127 min

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Bulletin Board: August 17 – 23

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Hi, Twinkles!

I hope that you’ve all been well. :) Guess what today is? *excited*

It’s The Three Musketeers day!!! *jumps up and down*

Can you tell that I’m excited for this series’ debut? ;)

If you’re new to the Musings community, a big welcome to those of you who have joined us this week! You’ll learn soon enough that I tend to be quite silly exuberant when it some to Kdramas…despite my *cough cough* maturity in Real Life. ;)

Without further ado, let’s get started with this week’s announcements!

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Eye Candy of the Week: August 15th

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Special: The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014)

Photo Credit: CJ Entertainment

Photo Credit: CJ Entertainment

Last Thursday, I was invited to a special prescreening of CJ Entertainment‘s newest release, The Admiral: Roaring Currents, sponsored by KCCLA (Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles) and CJEntertainment America. It’s rare that a movie can grab my attention so completely, but this truly epic movie has!

Let me say this now before I delve any further into the review of the movie: If you are able to see the movie, go see it!

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Friday Fun: Marriage, Not Dating OST – “Just One Day”

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Happy Friday, Twinkles!

This Friday, I thought that I would take a moment to observe the memory of a man who brought the international community great laughter, insight into the human spirit, and reminder that life is, indeed, a fragile thing.

To those who are experiencing loss at this time, I offer this song as a reminder that love is two-sided and that we need but to look at the other side to remember all the good times as we deal with the sorrows…and that we’re always going to wish and hope for “Just One Day.” The good news is that there is always someone who will keenly feel your absence…because that is how special each person is.

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Glorious Day: Episode 34 Written Preview and English Translation

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I’ve never been a fan of scheming people and have been patiently biding my time for the proverbial “other shoe” to drop…and it looks as though that patience has finally paid off. YEEEEEESSSSSSSS~!

Our younger “Casanova”–or shall I say “reformed” Casanova–finally learns the truth about the girl who’s been pushing and pulling with all her might to drag him to the altar. And in my opinion, his revelation couldn’t have come at a better time!

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Glorious Day: Episode 33 Written Preview and English Translation

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There’s an adorable scene in Episode 32–yes, I’m hoping to recap that episode before this weekend–in which Jae Woo points out yet again that Goong Young and he are in love with the same woman. Translation: Da Jung is a carbon copy of her mother.

In a reversal of roles, Goong Young now takes advice from Jae Woo and tries to get Song Jung to see him beyond a friend…Hmmm…Goong Young’s got an uphill battle on his hands, but I have every faith that our experienced “romance expert” will be able to accurately convey his sincerely feelings to his lady. :)

Let the fun commence!

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Wednesday What?!: August 13

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Happy Wednesday, Twinkles! I hope your week is going well so far. Personally, I’ve been dealing with a sick canine, and it hasn’t been fun. Most non-pet owners won’t understand, but raising a pet is seriously like raising a child. And when one’s furry little creature is sick, there’s a lot of heartache and life just gets a bit crazy. :(

In any case, talk of ill canines is digressive to this post, huh? LOL. It’s finally Wednesday, and you know what this means! The game’s afoot, Twinkles! ;)

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It’s OK, That’s Love: Episode 7 Preview

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This series certainly isn’t shy about making a statement! In a refreshingly direct approach, the two characters decide to trust and rely on each other to help the other overcome the emotional trauma of their respective pasts. Despite the fact that I have yet to watch last week’s episodes–I plan to remedy that quickly tomorrow before Wednesday–this video preview of Episode 7 sufficiently whets the appetite for MORRRRRREEEEEEEE~! *scampers away abashed by sudden outburst*

Shall we take a look at the preview? ;)

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Giveaway: August 2014 Winner

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Let’s get this party started! Time to celebrate this month’s giveaway winner! *cues drumroll*

And the winner is…Continue reading