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Random Thoughts: On Ji Hyun Woo and Yoo In Na

QIHM BTS Ep12

I was actually watching “Mr. Idol” when I read the news about the photos. Watching the movie was a strange experience because I didn’t know that just watching Ji Hyun Woo moving on my screen would make me grin from ear to ear. All I had to do was see his face and I was mesmerized. I actually don’t consider myself a huge fan of Ji Hyun Woo compared to some other people but obviously, this man does something to me. :D

It felt like the stars were aligning today for me. I had just finished uploading the English subs for the radio show, reveling in the fact that Yoo In Na said she prefers a direct confession. I mean, this couple! They meet at a radio show in January (I know that it wasn’t the first time they met), start filming a drama together, then do a radio show together when one of the topics happen to be about confessing, they finish the drama, and the guy confesses directly in public! Then I see the photos. Oh goodness, I thought my heart would burst. I was so excited, I could barely type. Seriously, you should have seen my hands.

Of course, the Korean media are demanding official statements from the couple. At this point, I don’t care if we don’t get official statements from either Ji Hyun Woo or Yoo In Na  and their respective agencies. I think the pictures are enough proof and to see them happy together satisfies me.

Maybe it’s better that Ji Hyun Woo is going to the military soon? During that time, the media will lay off them and grow disinterested, and the couple can date long distance in peace.

I’m comforted by the fact that if these two started to date after the confession, she knew Ji Hyun Woo was going to the army soon, so she knew what she was getting herself into. Hopefully both of their feelings will only grow during the time apart. I don’t wish this just because they are the InHyun couple, but because people in love and loving each other is simply a wonderful thing.

So I have nothing but best wishes for this couple. I hope everything works out well for them. I won’t let myself think and worry about a future I can’t predict.

I have to post this here because this is bloody brilliant. Pr1ncess61/gcalabia wrote this in the comments for the picture post:

“So happy for the both of them that they’ve found each other. QIHM was their talisman and hopefully, their relationship will blossom into a happily ever after. To quote Hee Jin’s voiceover during the last scene of Episode 16: “A chance encounter that started with a gap in time… that meeting already ended a year ago. Our reunion now is not because of a mysterious talisman written by a monk, but because of a string of memories that belongs only to us both. Now begins our second encounter. Now, I am his lifesaver. The price to pay? All he has to do is stay forever by my side.” I would rewrite this to read, “A chance encounter in 2002, that meeting ended nine years ago. Our reunion now is not because of fate that we were cast together as time-crossed lovers, but rather, because of our deep respect for each other as professional actors where our chemistry was so strong that it blurred the lines between fantasy and reality, and culminated with us creating a string of memories that belong only to us both during this 16-episode journey. Now begins our second encounter. Now we live only for us. And the price to pay? To stay together forever by each other’s side.” Love this couple and only wish them the best!

This is actually one of favorite photos of them from all those wonderful BTS pictures of episode 12…I love how they are turned away from us. It’s like they only have eyes for each and don’t give a damn about whose watching. It’s been my wallpaper actually for some time.

Jomo143 asked me if she wanted any of my letters or translations on the headers she was making for me and I picked a few. Who knew that quote would be so fitting today!

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  1. Ning #

    Thank you for writing, joonni. Always love your creative juices! You’ve written your thoughts well while I could not do anything all morning, just looking at the news, grinning from ear to ear and reading all the people’s comments congratulating them. LOVE is indeed in the air!
    That ugly jaded part of me keeps saying this will be difficult for them, being in public eyes so much, this happines might not last, he is going for army soon and 2 years distance relationship is difficult etc etc, BUT yet, I think I’ll enjoy life as it happens and be happy for them now and trust that they will work out things on their own. JHW said he confessed because he has confidence to make it happen (date publicly). So I believe whatever happen in future, they will work it out together. All my blessings for them!

    June 17, 2012
    • britener #

      Agree 110%! hehe. Long distance relationship is very difficult. I was in it for 4 years when I was dating my hubby (he was miitary), but we survived and our relationship is still going very strong (been together for 11 years total). If they get through the long distance, I truly believe they will come out stronger. Good luck to them!

      June 17, 2012
    • zenith #

      Yeah, Ning, you’re right. I keep thinking about how he’s younger than her (28 to 30), how being so public with their relationship isn’t going to work out well or it’s just post-show infatuation which isn’t going to last.

      But as long as they’re together, I’m gonna support them, because how far they’ve come (especially after her confession on “Raise the Volume”) makes me believe that if anyone can do this, they can. And she has thought about pretty much all of these problems, and believes that it’s gonna work out. Enough to make a confession that would be so much easier for her career if she hadn’t. So perhaps just perhaps, it will work out. I’ll keep supporting them regardless! FIGHTING!

      June 18, 2012
  2. Wow…first of all, thank you Jooni for your kind words. When I saw your Reel to Real post, instead of squeeing, I quietly smiled to myself. I’ve been watching K-dramas for almost 5 years now and I’ve never been so moved by two individuals whose performance created such a deep impression with me, where I too questioned, is this brilliant acting or life imitating art? The minute I saw your post, I knew I had to post a comment and what immediately came to mind was Hee Jin’s voiceover. I thought, how appropriate. Perfect! I believe that I was inspired by your previous post entitled, “Letters of Goodbye: To “Queen In-Hyun’s Man”. I thought it was brilliant (LOVED it!) and I too am going through serious QIHM withdrawals. Kim Boong Do (Ji Hyun Woo) has ruined me–but in a good way. And while I will still continue to fall and be lured helplessly into the K-drama fantasy world (my perfect escapism from reality), QIHM (Ji Hyun Woo and Yoo In Na) will forever live in my heart!

    BTW, I really enjoy your blog (and your YouTube video posts) and will continue to follow you. I am currently watching Ghost and Big and so far, both are helping me deal with my QIHM withdrawal. Keep up the wonderful work! =)

    June 17, 2012
    • BTW, I am Pr1ncess61. =)

      June 17, 2012
      • joonni #

        THANK YOU, gcalabia, for sharing your inspiration.

        June 17, 2012
    • My first post didn’t go thru; maybe it was too much for my iphone to handle such a thoughtful/brilliant & all around comment to my dear Friend “gcalabia”! She has all the right words to comments on all the Kdrama’s that we’ve watch. But she has been too modest of saying 5 yrs of watching. It’s more then that! All I could say is “P-E-R-F-E-C-T”, in all comments. Thanks for sharing conjie08

      June 18, 2012
  3. I can’t think of anything else. I’m incoherent right now. My mind is jumbled. I’m just so..speechless. So happy. Really.

    June 17, 2012
  4. I had a plan. And that plan was to stay away from the internet for 4 days starting from last Friday. The plan was going quite well then this hit my Twit feed and I’m crazed!!! Totally had to blog about it and I’m gonna paste on what I wrote there b/c my coherency is only capable of so much in light of this!

    ” Now that we, the public, is totally satisfied by the confirmations from both camps, I think we/ media to back the hell up and let them make adorable babies in peace. Or you know have a sad break up if that’s what down the line for them. As of now, much like what Ms. Song said, QIHM and everything associated with it will always remain a beautiful Midsummer’s Night memory for us fans.

    EDIT: Wah, so I just read a translation from her radio show when he was a guest star and she said that she prefers a public confession. NO WONDER! Now all the mysteries are solved! Not only why it was done but why this seemingly quiet persona just burst out with all that feelings in public. I see what you did thar, Hyun Woo! I take it all back…all my doubts and ire at you for doing that because while I still don’t like it as a gesture, that’s me, and who care about me when it’s what your lady love wants? ”

    Thank you for the translation/ the updates/ the fanvids. Basically thank you for it all!

    June 17, 2012
    • p.s: What was the box he’s carrying in the pics with her? Is it like a box of ramyun or something? XD

      June 18, 2012
      • joonni #

        No, not ramyun. It’s a delivery box. I could only make out the words “parcel service.”

        June 18, 2012
  5. Niki #

    So I have nothing but best wishes for this couple. I hope everything works out well for them. I won’t let myself think about a future I can’t predict and worry.
    AMEN to that! I pray that they can withstand everything that comes their way as a couple. True love comes to those who can withstand the test of time.

    June 17, 2012
  6. So glad you posted the news…Ive been squeeling my behind all day during work! XD I havent been in a proper internet all weekend and saw facebook this morning, SO, WORTH, IT….Im happpy spazzing about these two. I have never shipped any Korean celebrities dating before (even lee min ho and the girl in City Hunter or Hyun-bin and Song He-gyo). But these two had some sizzling chemistry during filming. Now i can quietly support them in peace and fulfilled. We should all give them space…and I totally agree that him going to the army is also a good thing and an advantage, they’ll be away from prying eyes fr the public. We can safely say her Radio talk about meerkats could be hinting to JHW right? XD and I guess im just left wondering how WGM is taking all this ( not to mention the would-have-been onscreen husband) lol. But hey, speculations aside if they will make it till the end under public scrutiny, ur right abt that “we shud not worry abt a future that we know nothing about”…lol..But I cant help wonder, what a great story to tell their kids one day how they fell in love huh?!?! I also like that their agencies are basically saying we are staying out of it. They keep outsiders outside and are silently leaving the couple alone in their bubble.^_^….I wish them well, and now will silently ship them forever…

    June 18, 2012
  7. meiyih #

    thanks for writing about this…i’m so happy for them, hope thy can hav their privacy now dat all is confirmed and wish dat their relationship will bcome stronger over JHW 2yrs military…this news is such a comfort to my withdrawal sadness & the 2 special eps dat failed to deliver…i hope thy will return tis 2 eps to the fan now dat all is settled & done..sigh

    June 18, 2012
    • 618schan #

      Right! Does anyone know what happens with the 2 special eps? Are they withholding them because of the confession news? Really want to see these 2 eps.

      June 18, 2012
  8. So3 #

    And YIN was sharing her thoughts in her radio show tonight!!! And they really only started after JHW’s confession!! Awwww but yeah which girl on earth would reject a man like JHW confessing in the public?? She said she had no intention to hide and she knew about the paparazzi around when they were in the park, that’s why she gave that V-sign pose to the paparazzi LOL (i love this girl)
    she said after the end of Queen In-hyun’s Man now she’s decided to make JHW “Yoo Inna’s man”!! You ROCK girl! I love this Ingwa couple to pieces!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 18, 2012
  9. Jooni – with the words you picked, you look downright psychic!

    June 18, 2012
  10. tya #

    i read this just now

    translation of YIN’s Radio Show

    JHW confirmed his feeling to her half way through the QIHM
    She asked him to giver her time till the end of the drama, since she was not sure about her feelings towards him and asked him not think about their personal feeling till the end as well.
    He agreed to it.
    The whole announcement at the fan meet was not planned
    She asked him why he did it and he told her for once in his life he wanted something so badly that he just had to say it
    She said that she happy and stunned at the same time when he told her and she could tell he was DEAD serious about it because of the look in his eyes
    She asked him for a week to sort out her feelings and he told her that he understood and that he will give her the time.
    She said she thought about it and if she can receive this king feelings from someone and working the acting industry as well. but when she thought about their feelings for each other the answer was pretty simple.
    She called him the day before yesterday and met up at the park to tell him, that the InHyun’s man is over and to start as YIN’s man.
    She thanked him for giving her the time to think about it and being understanding even though it was hard on him.
    They knew that they were being photographed and that’s why she did the whole V-Sign, since they were going to announce it anyway also she liked how the picture came out.
    She said that she liked him and hopefully date happily/pretty as well.
    There was nothing to hide because she was going to announce it anyway, just that she wanted to tell her listeners first and get their blessing and happiness.
    She said that she likes him, and thanked him for giving that believe to her as well.
    Lastly she said if JHW was listening to radio (which i’m assuming he is or is there with her) that he has to give up smoking, since it is not good for you. ( Im guessing this is the deal, i come out and clear the air and you give up smoking).

    June 18, 2012
    • 618schan #

      Thanks so much for your translation! Great to know that they both have the same feeling towards each other.

      June 18, 2012
      • tya #

        its not mine..im just sharing it,got it from others site…hehehe.. =)

        June 18, 2012
    • I guess this is what it feels like when your team wins the World Series, or the World Cup or the Super Bowl.
      It has NOTHING to do with me AT ALL, but I am ecstatic!

      June 18, 2012
  11. Joonni…Yoo In NA just announced on her radio show that she is in a relationship with JIHYUN Woo…no English subs on Youtube…but the comments…explained her feelings. Wow!

    June 18, 2012
  12. Joonni, could you please translate what YIN-ssi said exactly on the radio show for her confession? I really want to sub it in vietnamese for Kdrama VNese fans ^^. Thank in advance. Nice day!

    June 18, 2012
  13. jaz #

    I am just as happy as everyone else is in this blog! :)

    JHW oppa and YIN unnie has made my delusions come to reality. It never occurred to me that something like this would actually happen. It’s nice to know that both feel the same way towards each other. They are both lovely people that deserves love from others and I’m glad that they found that “special love” from each other.

    This seems so surreal but for the first time I found the so-called “reality” so beautiful and inspiring instead of being dull and harsh. In fact, this made me cope faster with my withdrawals towards the drama because now I’m assured that this couple are for real and not only reel… :)

    June 18, 2012

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