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Keeping the Faith 6

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Hello everyone!

What a week it has been! I caught a cold which gave me time to catch up on dramas, namely Cheongdamdong Alice, My Daughter Seoyoung, and Missing You. Actually it was more like I actually got to see them the day the aired instead of weeks later.Β Yay for cold and bed rest! Missing You continues to be strangely addicting and I’m happy to report that Jung-woo has stopped being grabby and started giving Soo-yeon her space. My Daughter Seoyoung is your typical weekend family dramaΒ  but since it is typical, as usual it’s perfectly addicting (my Park Hae-jin!). Alice, I’ve written about in a separate post.

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I’ve also had time to do some pleasure reading and I’ve taken up “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.” As you may have guessed, it’s a biographical portrait of Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet, and I call it a pleasure reading because Doris Kearns Goodwin, the author, writes in a very simple and clear prose. I expected dense and convoluted history but the book is engaging without being superfluous. I highly recommend it for an informative and enjoyable read.

I also read the shoujo “Say ‘I love You’,” which is such a typical shoujo with the most popular guy in high school falling in love with the outcast girl because of her roundhouse kick to his face. It’s very unoriginal and the mangaka just jumps to the message of the week without developing a very good story; yet, I devoured it. I can’t help it; I’m a sucker for shoujo.

Another thing I fangirled this week was Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love.” Plain and simple, it’s just a good song. Originally by Bob Dylan.

I also bring you two vids from my City Hunter youtube browsing days.

This one is like a opening credits to a weekly American drama.

This one puts together some of Lee Yoon-sung’s awesome faces with moody music.

This is one of my favorite Lee Minho photos featuring the things I like most about him- his legs. He had to stand a step below to match the height for the photograph. Hehehehe.

Lee Minho legs

Shall I share another one of my loves? Kang Ji-hwan, in “Runaway Cop.”

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What did you guys fangirl this week?

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  1. CallieP #

    Jhen and Minozlove, are we meeting at zippy chat at 8 pm LA time?

    February 22, 2013
    • FilChiNY #

      Hiya CallieP! we are eeting alittle earlier today. 6pm L.A. time but i’m sure we will still be there at 8Pm L.A. time Happy you are joining us!

      February 22, 2013
    • jhen #

      Callie and FilChiNY we are at zippychat now..

      http://zippychat.com/room/xajpv

      February 22, 2013
  2. jhen #

    Gutterbuds, I created a new zippy chatroom here’s the link..

    http://zippychat.com/room/xcxuv

    February 22, 2013
    • jhen #

      Sussie and Callie, we are waiting for you in the zippy chatroom.. πŸ™‚

      February 22, 2013
  3. minozlove #

    Everyone, have a lovely lovely Sunday or beginning of new week if its Monday for you. I was wondering, if anyhow who went to Korea would know of a great CD store in Seoul? I have all these dramas that I have to get OSTs for now, plus one and only Bobby Kim and LSG πŸ™‚ Thanks for recommendations

    March 3, 2013
  4. FilChiNY #

    To all Faithlings:
    Quick update. Here is what my partner Semilla from viki wrote.

    semilla β€’ 04 Mar 2013 05:43 PM

    Apparently, half of volume 2 will contain stuff that didn’t happen in the drama. The writer says she keeps adding things, too, so maybe the series will be longer than 4 volumes… who knows.

    March 4, 2013
    • WendyM #

      @FilChiNY
      I saw your email! That is interesting news πŸ™‚ new things not in the drama, nerve-racking, can’t wait. Now for sure I want to buy that book 2 in Korean. Am I ever going to be able to move on?

      March 5, 2013
      • FilChiNY #

        no there is definitely no moving on! LOL!!!!! i am resigned to the fact that i will not be able to let go until i read all volumes of the book may it be 4volumes or more. until then i am stuck! and even after i read the book, i will still rewatch FAITH just like what I am doing with my other fave show Secret Garden!

        March 5, 2013
    • minozlove #

      WOW, FilChiNY kamsahamnida for the update, wow, I will palli palli palli with my Korean, and wendy you are the best for forging on πŸ™‚

      March 5, 2013
      • WendyM #

        @Minozlove
        I am a bit worried? about myself, since I’ve been reading the book on the weekends I do nothing but think of Faith or study Korean in my free time. I am taking a break after reading the last part of Chapter 6 and watch episodes 1-4 to compare to my notes LOL. I am seriously a bit worried that the book 2 would send me the asylum. Maybe next door is FilchiNY and you down the same side of the cells so we could still talk about it πŸ˜‰

        March 5, 2013
        • FilChiNY #

          Yes and they will call it the “FAITH Wing”:) Wendy

          March 5, 2013
          • WendyM #

            @FilChiNY
            Case study! They would send the doctors to the “Faith wing” dressed as Woodalchi Daejang. =) ))))))

            March 5, 2013
            • aPpLe bOx #

              And we shall henceforth be referred to as a “number” only, no more real names or
              nicknames for us, just cell number or ward number to identify us…(like in “Thai Horse” novel)
              πŸ™‚

              March 5, 2013
        • minozlove #

          ha ha ha I will happily sign myself in as long as we are in the same ward, I think we should admit Gukja tooooo πŸ™‚

          March 6, 2013
  5. Geneva Ashdene #

    Thanks FilChiNY

    Now I really, really, really want to read the book!

    March 5, 2013
    • FilChiNY #

      Geneva: I KNOW! i really can;t wait for the english version:( this is killing me!maybe i should make this as the main reason they should hurry up on the english version.
      Dear Viche publishing,
      Not making an English verision as soon as possible is KILLING A LOT OF PEOPLE who are eagerly awaitng!
      You think they will change their minds with this?

      March 5, 2013
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    March 6, 2013
  7. FilChiNY #

    hello all!
    for anyone here wanting news of the Faith book, here’s the latest info. SJN said she will finished the book before end of March. as for the release, no word on a date yet. 😦

    March 14, 2013
    • Geneva Ashdene #

      Still no news for an English version. Awrghh. But I am hopeful! : )

      Thank you FilChiNY! I may just get that book in Korean even though I can’t understand it. I can just admire the cover!

      March 15, 2013
    • WendyM #

      @FilChiNY
      Now I am depressed! I want that book 2 so bad 😦

      March 15, 2013
    • WendyM #

      I not a person that gives up easily so after much struggle I managed to post at DRAMADA! I read the instructions and apparently once has to ‘register’ but also has to post and introduction to have access to the rest…let’s see if she let’s me access now πŸ™‚

      http://dramada.com/xe/introduce/1517247

      Took me a good 30min to construct the following:

      λ―Έκ΅­μ—μ„œ μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ„Έμš”! (Hello from USA!)

      μ €λŠ” 웬디라고 μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ €λŠ” blank λ―Έκ΅­ μ‚¬λžŒμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. 이 책을 읽기 μœ„ν•΄ λ“œλΌλ§ˆ(μ‹ μ˜)λΆ€ν„° ν•œκ΅­μ–΄λ₯Ό κ³΅λΆ€ν•˜κ³  μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 제 μ•„μ£Ό 많이 우리의 μ‹ μ˜ 이야기λ₯Ό μ’‹μ•„ν•΄μš”. μ œκ°€ μ‹ μ˜ 2ꢌ κ°„μ ˆνžˆ κΈ°λ‹€λ¦¬κ³ μžˆλ‹€. ν•œκ΅­μ–΄λ‘œ 잘λͺ» μ“°λ©΄ μ£„μ†‘ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€!

      (My name is Wendy, I am “X” years old american. In order to read this book since the days of the drama FAITH I am studying Korean. I like very much our Faith story. I am waiting eagerly for book 2. Sorry if there are Korean spelling mistakes!)

      March 15, 2013
  8. minozlove #

    Hi everyone, OMO here I am finally. I just arrived to Seoul, and I am sitting here in my palace of a hotel room, omo, I have never seen this sort of a room with a washing machine ha ha ha. Wendy, there is a washing machine :):):). As far as I am concerned, I am moving in and never going back to US :):):). ANY hotel room that has a washing machine included, is a palace for me ha ha ha. I LOVE washing clothes, omo if I knew this I would not have brought any clothes at all :):):). I am going to spend few days now enjoying reading here, omo so happy to be able to join joonni’s again.

    Yesterday when we were in Pusan I saw HBin’s add on the side of the buss, I went nuts (applebox this is just for you :). Went nuts in your name, started shouting in the car, uri driver got worried that something happen. ha hah ah

    THen, on the ride from Busan to Seoul today, in the train there was a magasine. Ha, guess who is in it, uri LMH, ha ha ha, comercial.I will take a picture and send it to you. And two otehr guys we know.

    I just put a TV on, they are playing “The greatest love” on TV, ha ha ha nice welcome home. Then the guy from gentleman’s dignity just did a perfume commercial SK 2, omo I am just sitting here and laughing like crayji. Love you all πŸ™‚

    March 14, 2013
    • Juliane.Lee #

      Hi minozlove!

      Glad you arrived safely. You’ve seen a lot huh? Enjoy being there. Are you more calm now after seeing LMH in LA? :))

      What’s your e-mail? I’d love to stay in touch with you. πŸ™‚

      March 14, 2013
      • minozlove #

        sure thing Juliane, my email is minozlovem@gmail.com. I would love to catch up as well, I hope you are doing well, how is everything? πŸ™‚

        March 14, 2013
        • Juliane.Lee #

          i’m fine πŸ™‚ working and fangirling heeee πŸ™‚ i’ll shoot you an e-mail then. πŸ™‚

          I’ve read a news that LMH is going to release an album and he’s gonna have a tour. πŸ™‚

          here’s a translated version of the news:

          Actor Lee Min Ho is going to release his first album.

          Lee Min Ho’s agency stated on March 14th, “In the coming month of May, Lee Min Ho’s special album will be released worldwide, and around the end of May, he will begin his world live tour starting with Korea.” Although there were times before when Lee Min Ho sang live in front of his fans at his fan meetings, this will be his first time officially releasing an album of his own.

          This album was not created to show that he will debut as a singer but rather for fan service. Lee Min Ho received many love calls from not only within Korea, but from various countries, and they are planning to fulfill those requests. Also, this special album took 2 years to complete. In addition, some of the profits that will be made from the album will be donated to charity to spread the love.

          Ever since Lee Min Ho held his fan meetings, he did participate in producing some of his songs and show performances, but he wasn’t able to provide music service nor appeared in any TV programs which made the fans eager for him to see him more. Ever since Lee Min Ho’s popularity arose from appearing in ‘Boys Over Flowers’ and ‘City Hunter,’ he received many love calls not only from Asia, but also countries from Latin America, Middle East, Europe, etc.

          Along with Lee Min Ho’s love tour, he will release his own album in May and will start his event in Korea first, and then go across 10 different cities within China, Japan, Thailand, Philippines, etc. A representative of his agency revealed that the tour will end in July and will be a live talk show concert.

          Lee Min Ho commented about his music album, “My goal is to become a great actor, and I do not have any plans on debuting as a singer, but rather wanted to show my gratitude by giving a gift to my fans who have continuously supported me,” and, “I will do my best to come back as quickly as possible with a new acting project. I appreciate your big support and love.”

          A representative of his agency commented, “We’ve been continuously getting requests about adding songs that were sung by him from previous performances, and we also wanted to add new songs which was why it took us 2 years to complete this album,” and, “Since he doesn’t officially plan on promoting his music, he plans on promoting his songs by showing live performances in front of his fans.”

          cre: http://m.media.daum.net/
          specially to Ms. Solly of leeminhoworld for the english translation πŸ™‚

          March 14, 2013
    • FilChiNY #

      good to know you are safe and enjoying yorself there in seoul! did you ask the hotel staff if there;s a way for you to watch korean shows with subs

      March 14, 2013
      • minozlove #

        Omo FilChiNY are you there darling? We have to organize skype meeting for uri L7SC chat. Where is Jhen, Wendy, Apple, when should we do it, you just tell the time I am ready any time, no curfiew ha ha ha. I have not figured out any mechanism for subtitles, but I am still watching it without it, I understand every time they say my 5 korean words I know ha ha ha but I don’t care, I am having a blast putting TV on and listening our fantastic language. How are you my joy?

        March 14, 2013
        • FilChiNY #

          LOL! you should just ak the hotel staff. there might be a way. i know for expats they watch with subs. if they can do it, then there must be a way! i’m fine. forgot about L7. well jhen is attendign her best friend’s wedding. wendy i’ll email her. i’m not working tomorrow so i’m free. have you seen bot eps the other ep is not yet sub so will have to watch tomorrow. do yahoo chat if you can.

          March 14, 2013
        • edna #

          hi minozlove! still longing to hear more from you about your encounter with LMH in LA. did we read all of it already? sorry, but i just like to know if there’s anything more… thanks, thanks alot for those you’ve already shared. have a nice stay in korea!

          March 15, 2013
    • Geneva Ashdene #

      Glad to know you are safe and sound in Seoul. A washing machine in the hotel room? Hee… I wonder what will be in my hotel room when I get there at the end of March. Is it cold Minozlove?

      March 15, 2013
  9. WendyM #

    @Minozlove
    I told you! Check the options it might be a washer/dryer in one unit since my hotel room had that, was nice to watch/dry without moving the clothes.

    @FilChiNY
    I emailed you, I’ll try to watch the subtitled episodes before and meet up. Early rather than late for me is better~

    @Geneva Ashdene
    The washer machine seems like a standard amenity in Seoul hotels.

    March 15, 2013

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