Keeping the Faith 7
Hello everyone! It has been a while. I hope you guys are doing well. As for me, I am alive and well in South Korea.
My apologies for being MIA over the past two months. My visit to New York did not turn out as expected and it is taking longer than I predicted to settle down here in Korea. As I never approach writing even the simplest paragraph with ease, I was only able to periodically clean out the spam box and check in briefly to see the site was still functioning over the past two months due to the lack of mental and temporal leisure. If I didn’t reply to a specific question or request you left on another post, please accept my apologies and leave it here in this thread again.
Thank you to everyone who emailed me or left a message. I was both touched and ashamed by your concern and patience. You guys are seriously the best and I’m sorry for not being able to conquer my mental block to get back to writing for this blog. I wish I was one of those efficient and prolific writers but sadly, I am not. So thank you once again for your patience!
The only drama I’ve been watching regularly is My Daughter, Seoyoung and I watched the first two episodes of That Winter, The Wind Blows. It was surreal catching the episodes live here in Korea. My Daughter, Seoyoung has been the predictable weekend family drama fare- nothing spectacular but quite addicting- while the first two episodes of TWTWB left me excited about its prospects. It looks cold in Korea, doesn’t it, in that drama? Yeah, it is cold here. And it’s going to be cold for some time more. Why?!?!?
One of the best things about being in Korea was meeting Softy. Besides showing me the best places to eat, she let me know that the other Keeping the Faith post was getting too big. She “strongly” suggested that even if I couldn’t write a full post, I should at least make a new fangirling thread. Hee, Softy keeps me on track in so many ways.
I will be checking this thread often, I promise. I finally got a smartphone so I can be like everyone else here in Korea, constantly bent over the cellphone and ignoring the surroundings. Hee. I think I can even start watching my dramas on the smartphone. Hahahaha!
Saw this at other site, two beautiful books done by LMH Fans.
1. CHOI YOUNG Review Book
2. The Memory of Choi Young
The books are not on sale but print to order.
Korean site http://micon.miclub.com/board/viewArticle.do?artiNo=100442542&listCateNo=161&listPage=1
the book is awesome! what’s more AWESOME is that it is fan made!!!!! thank you faithful fan for sharing. whoever did this is really talented. 🙂
Really nice but all in Korean. Need a translator.
I saw these books too in facebook. I wonder if they sell copies? Would you know @faithful fan
Hi Everyone and Joonni – Hope all is going well. Drama updates: currently watching Nine and That Winter. Nine is getting good.
I saw this fan-made video of LMH using Eider CF compilations, and I thought it looks really nice, but I have no idea what’s written in this video. Could someone or Joonni help translate this please?
Hi @classy ya @julz ya @minozlove @CallieP @jeiz @jhen @apple box @WendyM @Pam @Sunshine @sussie @edna @quirkstine @imja yogi @klove @conjie @SH @Geneva Ashdene and all @gutterbuds
Hope you all are well. It’s nice to see that some of the old gutterbuds visited here recently. 🙂
Anyone missing Faith like I do? *sigh*
Here are recent videos from Hime Park. The first one has an English translation and once again it was done by our very own Daejang Joonni. 😛 (Kamsamida Joonni! :P) Although this one was short it made me cried for Daejang just watching this scene. Nonetheless, it’s beautiful and touching. I love it all.
*hugs to all*
Posted by Sia3 from Soompi.
beautiful videos, thank you for sharing gukja dear, hope all is well with you….hi to all the gutterbuds***double hand wave daejang style***
been watching TWTWB and it’s on its last episode, hope it end wells. JIS and SHG were just great. thank you softy for the amazing recap…..
viki had all this comments about JIS in “frozen flower” so i went and watched it…omg..you have to see it to believe….
Imja Yogi… 🙂 😉 LOL..I know what your talking about, that’s the 2nd or 3rd drama that I’ve watched…when I was just starting to get into Kdrama. It was a shocker for me!!
i know conjie…didn’t think koreans make those kind of movies but it was very good, sad ending though. i’m amazed Song Ji Hyo did it. more power to her….JIS looks so much better now having gained some weight.
hehe…odd thing is when i saw JIS, i thought…geezz…this guy needs to eat, he’s so skinny a wind can blow him away, but when he puts on his armor, oh boy, gorgeous…
Omo Conjie, Imja yogi, I watched Frozen flower first part of the movie, aigooo not for faint of heart, suffice to say, better to watch when home alone 🙂
Minozlove, just to let you know…my friends husband saw that!! Oh boy..be became veMinozlove, just to let you know…my friends husband saw that!! Oh boy..be became very frisky afterwards. I laughs so hard..couldn’t believe her husband would do that!! So now, when I see them..he’s gets embarrassed. I told him, if didn’t do that..then your not human!! 🙂 😉 LOL
Omo Conjie are you still up? Omo so good to hear from you. I will text you tomorrow, ok chingu? Hope you are having a great weekend :). Aigoo, I admire the guy for seeing the movie. Hot, I tell you HOT :). May I see more movies like that :).
haha..@minozlove and conjiem i had to use head phones, didn’t want my hubs to think i was watching porn with all that moaning…LOL..thinking of watching “a dirty carnival” by JIS. anyone seen it? wonder if it’s good..hhmmm.
Hahahahah Imja Yogi, I think that international education on such matters will only make uri personal experience deeper, I mean figuratively and literally… going to a corner ….. 🙂
@minozlove…i am an advocate of learning. the deeper the personal experience the better…joining you the corner…LOL….
Ha hahahahahhaah we have uri own corner now, omo, this is toooooooooo funny Imja Yogi, LMAO here 🙂
Yes, missing Faith like you Gukja.
Omo Gukja, I shall never, never ever get over Faith. What is with this longing? I have now seen few kdramas, including LMH work, but nothing compares to this work. What art this is, it has possessed me so deeply. I have fallen in love with characters, language, country, it has turned my world so upside down, but in some most poetic way, it has made my life happy again, so healthy again, so blessed with all of you here, you are my beautiful yellow flowers garden from faith. I am so blessed, so I hope this addiction stays with me for the rest of this beautiful life. The most welcomed addiction. 🙂
Beautiful mv. They touch deepy my heart. Faith lives in my heart all the time. I love Lee Min Ho. Thanks a lot.
Hi Joonni and Softy
I am in Seoul. It’s really nice here.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi minozlov filchiny wendym applebox jchen calliep and everyone at joonni’s
Greetings from Seoul
I am heartbroken that Lmh said he was not good in faith he was good somehow it just did not turn out right. But we liked it. Hope he doesnot feel bad and can reagard faith like we do here. I want him to be happy.
Geneva (pardon my typing, not good with the phone)
How wonderful, you are in Seoul. Hope you have a great time there and maybe get to see LMH. Update us on what it is like there. if you can see some Faith sites, that will be wonderful.
Yeah, it is sad that LMH thinks he did not do well in Faith. We feel the same as you do.
Be safe and have lots and lots of fun out there. if you ever need help there, you have my email or post here and i’ll send help your way. Are you going to CY’s grave site? I hope you can. 🙂
Yes, the ratings really messed up these actors. This business, it is all about the ratings, sadly.
Dear Geneva, welcome to Seoul, omo, have the most lovely time in uri beautiful Korea, and do not worry yourself over anything. Uri LMH, he will be really fine, he knows how much he is loved, and is onto his next project. Uri love certainly must reach him. He saw 4000 adoring fans, that is love, yes? I take such comfort in seeing him so happy :). Aja, aja, fighting.
You enjoy my darling. Have a lovely time, lots of wonderful experiences. At the hotel they will give you nice subway map, also taxis are not expensive at all, and everyone is very friendly. I went to http://visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=561382 this beautiful village in Seoul. I think you will enjoy it. Let us know how we can help with anything from here. Lots of love
Hi everyone, back from uri Korea, what a beautiful place, what a lovely country with lovely beautiful people. Oh, we should all meet there soon :), to celebrate life, find LMH, HB, LSG, ok, my list goes on… Lots of love to everyone 🙂
hi minozlove, welcome back chingu!!!, glad you had megafun. am planning to visit korea late this year with my korean co-worker***fingers crossed***. can’t wait.
heard from my niece that LMH had a drama on the works, just waiting for a leading lady…is this true??? i think title is HEIRS…omomo….hope it’s true…..
Omo imja yogi so nice to hear from you. What are you doing these days? What are you watching? I can not wait for you to go to Korea, what an amazing place to visit, it really is like a grown up Disneyland but better. The people, I had such an amazing experience with people. So helpful, fun, infinitely fun, always laughing, helping me get around, inviting, omo, so much fun. Unbelievable. Just lovely. I love architecture, love tall buildings but never feel too crowded. Even if there are 11 million people one does not feel crowding at all. Just comfortable, almost family like feeling. Language, I could not stop smiling listening to uri gorgeous language, I thought I will look like lunatic at times since it makes me so happy to hear Korean language everywhere. The feel in the city is the one of constant movement and happening, you feel the past, present and future right in you and everywhere around you. Seeing all buildings and palaces, you feel like you are right there, centuries away and yet in the present. But the constant movement makes you feel like future is created right there in front of you and by just being there you are part of that creation. Oh, such an invigorating feeling. Korean people respect the things I respect, so it feels like coming home in many ways. AMAZING 🙂
thanks a million minozlove, now i’m really really excited. can’t wait. problem is hope the tension with north k does not escalate or no south k trip for me…huhuhu…
Not a worry at all Imja yogi. I just went to a really nice lecture yesterday from a very prestigious scholar in South Korea Asan institute for public opinion and they are not worried. So I think this will blow over. When are you going again? I will be there in June again, can’t wait. I am ready 🙂
oh you’re so lucky…we’re tentatively planning on going early october. will visit relatives in phil first then stay with my co-worker for a week in korea. oh wait a minute…LMH will start his drama mid october, right? omomo…what are the chances we’ll run into him while filming, one in a million? i’ll take the one…LOL…
Omo Imja Yogi we will have to create a stocking schedule, hahahahaah if he is filming we have to find the site and go and stock him, hahahahaaha, omo so coool 🙂
Oh imja yogi, I really hope you get to find out where LMH is filming is new series and go there to watch if it is outdoors. Good Luck!
it is true,,,LMH’s new drama…
hi imja yogi! How are you? I missed yah! 🙂 Oh, LMH’s new drama will be aired I think on the mid-october. I am so excited for it! 🙂
hello jhen!!….i’m good my dear…how r u? miss you much…been really quiet this past week thought everyone went on vacation or something..hehe…
october seems so far away..aigooo…wonder who the leading lady will be…hhmm…
TWTWB ended as well…i’m going to miss that gorgeous face of JIS….
Dear sweet Imja Yogi did TWTWB have a happy ending?
Yes, it had a happy ending. I did not think it too interesting though and she who must not be named is not that interesting either. I think Imja is way more fun but she got better reviews than imja. Poor imja, I really think she got a bum rap. Her acting was not appreciated at all.
@minozlove dear….i agree with callie. it had a happy ending in a confusing sort of way. many thought the ending was a dream. i was confuse myself for a minute. as for SHG nomination for TWTWB, she was not great, just ok. like callie had said, i also thought imja acted so much better. she did not even get nominated. aishhh….
for my darling friends, here is the most beautiful song for the beginning of another wonderful week for all of us. Off to bed now for sure, half way in the dog house again 🙂
My dear gutterbuds! Uri Dae Jang LMH is one of the nominees for Popularity Award on the 49th Paeksang Arts Awards to be held on May 9. Aigooo! My Kang Ji Hwan, Joo Won, Kim Bum and Jang Dong Geun are also among the nominees. Gezzz! Sorry my dear hotties but I wanted my lovey dovey LMH to win the award this time.
Here’s the complete list of nominees:
jhen then minozlove will have the same problem since LSG is also there. 🙂 She will be beside herself who to root for.
Ha, ahaha dying laughing here. Omo, even my beautiful guy from Arang that killed me is also nominated. Plus the child from You’re beautiful is nominated, aigooooo this is terrible list, omo 30 people. It looks like everyone and their mother is nominated, how cool is that? Omo LSG tooo, aigoooo, how many awards are they giving? They should give out 30 awards, why not? THey are all popular with me :):):)
just saw the list and i’m in big trouble as well. how many can we vote for?…hehe…
Jhen do you know where can we see the other nominations. Like best actor/actress etc?
I actually found a list @
So LMH is nominated for popular TV actor, not under the best actor category, that must be a bit frustrating as an actor I think. Park Se Young got nominated for Popular and Rockie TV actress. That is all according to that page for the nominations for Faith!
so i guess this award is centered more on films than tv series. still KHS did not get any nomination. only PSY got nominated for FAITH. the popularity award is really meaningless. it does not recognize one’s acting skills. 😦
i hope werewolf boy wins for best picture. it was a good movie! 🙂
Omo also uri leading lady from L7 got nominated for something, I really like her so much, so happy to see that. Wendy thanks for posting this list. FilChi, tell me how was the wereworlf movie, I am curious? For me?
Werewolf Boy is a good movie. So this boy was a product of scientific experimentation that led hi to be a werewolf. When the scientists managing the experiment dies, this boy was left to fend for himself. he wass left in this barn which was used for the experiment. The house and barn was sold and a ingle mom with 2 daughters moved in. they discovered the boy and took him as their family. So the story revolves around that plot. It is not a tragic ending but not a happy ending either. But it is a touching movie.
Oh I see Filchi, omo, interesting 🙂
Is Wolf Boy available anywhere or where can one see it FilChiNY?
thanks WendyM for giving the link to CallieP. CallieP i was at work when you posted so i couldn’t reply. I hope you watch. It is a really good movie. Even if you look at the reviews, it got postive marks.
FilChiNY and WendyM, it looks like KHS is not popular enough even with Faith as she did not get in the popularity list while PSY did.
I wonder if fans voted or the drama industry critics did. Does anybody know how the voting works for popularity awards?
I am okay with the best drama and the best actor nominations. It looks like they went for the critically acclaimed dramas and the actors look more mature and older, not of the popular actors or flower boys like Song Joong Ki, Lee Siong Gi, Lee Min Ho or Mickey Chun.
They did not have a best couples award either.
However I really do not think Song Hye Gyo deserves the nomination for the wind that blows. I saw the drama and I did not think her acting was anything special, to me she had the same expression, the whole time , she looked beautiful and that is all I can say. KHS did so much better as Eun Soo. I can’t understand the nomination. I do not know the other actress nominees so I cannot comment about them.
I’ll add what I wrote to the email since it is a good conversation: Faith related.
I gave up on my expectations for Korean awards. I obviously like things that are not mainstream and easy to digest .I am also feel bad for Lee Min Ho to be only considered for popularity (I am sure he knows he is popular so what?) and not seen as a best actor?. If I was him I probably will be a little annoyed. I do however think the older gentlemen of “The Chaser” deserves the recognition since I saw “The Chaser” and he performed very well. But still for a person like LMH (relatively young actor) would have been an honor to be nominated at least even if he lost.
About the woman nominations. I believe KHS acting gave a complex range that even w/o subtitles she could move me to tears, so I feel sad for her to have a comeback so good and be ignored. I seriously think the whole system is retarded. Once you reach the peak of your career they become too old? I hope Noguk gets something but I almost doubt it seeing how they do think so far…. I think they’ll go for popularity/beauty and not talent. In other words: bimbos award should be the new name. I am ok with it now.
I hope nobody takes offense by my words above, just my 2 cents 🙂
CallieP & WendyM: I so agree with waht both of you said! Well i didn’t see TWTB so can’t comment on SHG, the one wgo sahll not be named. BUT having seen KHS in FAITH, SHE SHOULD AT LEAST HAVE BEEN NOMINATED!!!!!
Yes CallieP, I don’t think KHS is popular in the industry. I forgot where I read an article that when she was stil very active before shetook a 6yrs hiatus, that she was a difficult actress to deal with. Maybe Softy or Joonni can confirm this for us.
So yes that and the low ratings Faith got allowed the industry to bypass her. This is just my opinion.But I am guessoing more on her reputation and her 6yrs. absence that derailed her nomination because the drama series that were nominated were not really high on the ratings as well. So popularity and age still played a role which is really very disappointing!
I do hope PSY win. She did a great job playing Noguk! Hell, all of the cast played their roles reeally well! I mean what other drama can you say that you like alll the cast even the baddies?! No other . Evn the most hated character DH for all his cowardice and betrayal is still bearable because he is pleasing to the eye. 🙂 And GC, how can you not like him even if he is a baddie, just the facial expressions can send you ROFL! So yes, at least one of them should be nominated in each category!
Self correction, I meant terribly long, but super cool list. 🙂
Ha hahahahahah Imja Yogi, we are in a club here 🙂
Okay to all the Faithlings and Minoz, our very own Conjie was able to finish editing the video during LMH fan Meet in LA. I must say SHE DID AN AWESOME JOB! CallieP shared with us taht the translator’s voice was so soft that she can barely hear her and she was THERE! But the AWESOME Conjie was able to make the audio in this videa clear and audible.
To the minoz here, you will be THRILLED to hear him say I Love You. 🙂 So watch but please NO FAINTING! If you must, then make sure you are in bed when you watch the video 🙂
Sorry don’t know how to post the actual video here. so if anyone knows how to do it, please do so
Gutterbuds, this video was dedicated to everyone who inspired me to pursue my whimsical self and to embrace life as it arrives & for the love of “Faith” the drama..of course LMH.
hello and thanks to Conjie for the hard work, but can’t seem to access the link…yes, please someone help… thanks a lot!
Edna here it is again..
WOW! Thank u so much Conjie… everything’s clear to me now of what transpired during that event..oh, how i so love you all people here for being such kind persons, for giving such love to LMH… i’m kinda too old to be here, but the saying goes “age doesn’t matter” when it comes to LMH’s charm.
CONJIE008 I AM SO IMPRESSED WITH THIS VIDEO, it is amazing, indeed, beyond amazing. Omo I will watch it million times it is so wonderful. Beauiful. Wow you are a true artist, I SO LOVE IT, million thanks for doing this for us, what a gift 🙂
FilChiNy, I wouldn’t worry about “Minozlove”, I sent her a long version copy of the whole Toyota ordeal/function..more pictures at the end w/ CallieP. Toyota Promotional was about a little over 30 minutes..had to cut out a lot cuz of that guard’s head was alway’s in front or I got push too much!!
Thanks to everyone..
Leaving a link someone posted over at Soompi for a short film that Ryu Deok Hwan (Gongmin) directed.
No subtitles but it is easy to understand.
First time i write but always reading your posts…
Just now I was cheking on dramada.com and I’m not sure if I understand well… Can you confirm if is really on may launched the second book of Faith?
Can you recommend a int. online bookstore?
really? second book already? so sad we still don’t have the first book in English translated version 😦 the petition still half way to go 😦
Yes I know… But Still I waiting for a miracle xD
I’m not 100% sure couze I use translator :$ that’s why I ask to Jooni if she knows something…
Hope we can have english version… but we need much more signatures 😥
Hello Gutterbuds @classy ya @Pam @minozlove @CallieP @jhen @apple box @WendyM @conjie008 @edna @Pam @Sussie @imja yogi @everyone
It’s been a while.
Hope everyone’s been well.
Missed you all.
Sia3 from Soompi brought it to my attention about a new video Mongray did for CH. If you haven’t seen it, check it out. It’s amazingly awesome!
Calling @julz ya and @jeiz too. 😀
Gutterbud Gukja, thanks for the eye candy. Now you made me want to go re-marathon CH for some LMHotness…hehe.
I’m still here, watching Gu Family Book but not leaving any comments here at Joonni’s. Are you watching any dramas atm or do you have LMH drama’s on repeat? Hope you’re well!
really cool….thanks gukja,
now it’s only 6 months till october. can’t wait for heirs…
how are you? missed you all…
especially @Joonni, @Softy, @Minozlove and @FilChiNY
It’s been a month since I returned from Seoul. I uploaded some of the photos I took during my travel. There I got to meet Joonni and Softy who showed me great friendship and Seoul under a different light. It was a wonderful trip and I treasured the moments with Joonni and Softy, the help I got from Minozlove and FilChiNY, getting lost and finding my way, bus rides and coffee with Softy, the unintended k-drama moments, and the Goryeo celadons at the museum. Thank you Joonni and Softy. Hope to see you again. Thank you Minozlove and FilChiNY. Hope to have the chance to meet you. The Faith certainly did brought me more than just a k-drama experience. I have new friends.
And Joonni, thanks for reminding me that ‘a tree is just a tree’…(from the dead to the living)
I saw your Korea pics. I didn’t have time to see all of them yet but they are great pics! I am just happy that you enjoyed the trip, I hope it provided you the relaxation you seem to badly need.
As for the allergies, welcome to the club! I’ve been on meds for 2 weeks now. Not only do I have the sneezing fits, I also have skin allergies.
I am meeting minozlove on May 25-26 in San Francisco. You are free to join us. We will also be meeting again in Korea in July. I do hope to meet Joonni and Softy as well. 🙂
Welcome back! 🙂
Hi Geneva, it’s great that you’ve met w/ Joonni & Softy…had an awesome time meeting new “friends”..most of all a first hand experiences from them..
Great to hear from you..
The Faith already started on one of the paid local channels last week. I don’t have this paid local channel. There were no promotions at all despite popularity of the leads. It is so quiet! The woman who cannot be named, however, will be coming at end of June to promote This Winter the Wind Blows. Now why is that? SBS, local channel, LMH and KHS seem not as excited as us faithlings around the world. A little bit sad. But faithlings keep the faith.
I don’t really understand it either Geneva, it is like they all just want to move on. But I totally love Faith, and all of you I met so it is all good by me, I still watch it all the time :):):)
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