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  1. 37 points
    The significance of hands and feet in Encounter (part 1) Everyone remembers this scene: At the end of the episode 3, KJH moves his foot closer to CSH's shoes... but just a little, while he confesses that he went to Sokcho because he wanted to see her, he missed her. After hearing that KJH feels something for her, she moves her foot away from his. With this camera position, the director wanted to use the foot as symbol for the attempt of KJH to change their relationship. He doesn't want to keep this boss-employee relationship any longer, he definitely wants more and since he knows from the radio that CSH considers him as friend, he thought, he could try to be acknowledged as friend. Notice the connection between the small distance he moved his foot and his attempt to ask her to become an official friend. We know that he loves her because from the first episode, he was interested to know if she had a boyfriend. Yet here he only asks merely for a friendship as he knows that he can not ask for more right now. But as you can see, CSH rejects his offer and tries to maintain that relationship as boss-employee. A lot of people understood the symbolism behind this scene, however what I , like many viewers, failed to see is that the director and writer had been already using the feet and the hands as symbols since the first episode. Someone might even wonder as joke if the director is not a foot and hand fetish. Just in the first episode, we have 8 takings with the feet and 9 with the hands which is quite a lot. The first taking is this: JH brings her shoe back and puts it next to her foot. Here, her high heels embody the chaebol world which is a uncomfortable and painful world. That's why her foot has a wound. She might look good in high heels but with such shoes, it is impossible to walk for long and properly. JH with his hand offers assistance. Striking is the meaning behind the hand, JH has to lower himself but he doesn't mind it at all. The hand reflects two aspects: modesty and kindness. This simple taking has such a deep significance but it marks the start. From that moment, the director pays a lot attention to the hands, arms and feet of our protagonists. But let's go back to that scene where JH puts CSH's shoe in front of her. That's when he notices that her foot has a wound hence he proposes to walk barefoot. After convincing her, he offers his arm to help her to come down from the wall Notice that here KJH is keeping a certain distance from her, as he just offers his arm and not his hand. With some reluctance, CSH accepts his assistance one for time. But why does the director spend so much time on focusing on the hand and foot in this scene? In my opinion, first he would like to underline CSH's shyness, she is not used to physical contact. Secondly, he also outlines how quickly their relationship evolves. First, his hand was close to her foot which revealed a huge gap. Now, he is bold enough to offer his arm. The gap has diminished. Then we see her walking barefoot and at some point, JH looks at her feet and notice that they don't look good. CSH is not used to that way of life... being totally destitute that's why he proposes her to buy shoes. Since they drank beer together and walked together barefoot for a while, JH feels naturally closer to her that's why he grabs her arm gently without thinking as he proposes to buy sandals. It's a natural gesture but it outshines how comfortable JH already feels with her. For him, there is no longer any gap between them, they don't really belong to different worlds. However, CSH's reaction (she pushes his hand away) makes him realize that she is not feeling the same. She is definitely not used to be so physically close to anyone. Why buy shoes? He wants her to treat her like a princess but with his own means. He chooses "funny" shoes for her. She is hesitant to put on the sandals as this is totally new to her. However, the moment she puts on the shoes, she notices that they are comfortable. Since she looks at them, the viewer can feel her emotions. She is agreeably surprised that's why she accepts the sandals and walks later happily with him. But before that, the director focuses one more time on the feet. JH is still barefoot unlike CSH. So this taking illustrates that JH already gives priority to CSH. This zoom has another meaning. They are now in the same world... they are equal but not poor. They are not totally deprived. By experiencing walking barefoot, JH realized that CSH did belong to another world but he had no idea that she belonged to the chaebol world. As they walk together, CSH puts her hand on her stomach. She is signalizing that she is hungry. The hand is used here as a way to express oneself that's why we have sign language. The hand is a tool for communication. I had already pointed out that CSH had never been allowed to express herself. She had to remain silent and obedient, however she developed two strategies where she could express herself freely and show her emotions: the paintings and the hands. In other episodes, like in the episode 2 we see her caressing the watch she wore in Cuba. This tender and intimate gesture illustrates that she treasures this time spent with KJH. She is remembering all the emotions she felt that time. In this scene, she does it, when she is alone, no one can see her being so tender. But let's go back to the scene, where JH notices that she is hungry. This is really important because it shows that JH is a good observant. He already pays attention to her body language, which JWS doesn't and has never done. For him, she was always sour-faced as he only looked at her face. He never looked elsewhere. What caught my attention is when they are at the restaurant, the director has two similar takings. Unlike in the other camera positions, the hands are not the focus but they are both in the center of the zoom. Both serve the same purpose. JH's hand indicates his hesitation if he should pay for the salsa show, CSH uses her hand to hide her laugh and smile. Both are expressing a certain shyness. She doesn't dare to laugh in front of him, he is thinking if this is worth. He is still unaware if she is attracted to him or not. He had already told her that he found her cute. This "shyness and awkwardness" will be even more visible later, when they are about to part from each other. They already like each other but they don't know how to approach the other without looking like a flirt/playboy. But between the restaurant and the departure, they went to the salsa show... here, JH is able to take CSH's hands which is really important. She allows him to touch her and become close to her. It took JH the entire evening and night spent with her to be able to touch her, however this was for him a signal that he had some chances. That's why he wants to meet her the next morning. He wants to know if she is as interested in him as he is in her. What KJH didn't see is this. When she is in the taxi, she looks at her shoes and has a huge smile. CSH not only likes the shoes but she already perceives them as meaningful. She is happy and has already a good memory of the time spent with KJH. She doesn't feel that she belongs to a different world from KJH. This is the reason why the director pays so much attention to KJH and CSH's hands and feet. The evolution of their relationship is not only visible with the feet but also with the hands... CSH's shyness was the reason why KJH was very cautious around her and knew that he had to take little steps so that CSH would put down her walls and become physically intimate with him. Moreover, CSH shows a lot of emotions (anger, fear, ...) with her hands, as she has learnt to hide her thoughts and emotions. This is unnoticed by many, especially JWS, but not by KJH. So only in the episode 5, KJH was able to take CSH's hand again, when he proposed to have a some-relationship. It took him some time in order to come closer again... the gap between the two worlds was just so huge, however KJH was determined and persistent in his goal. First, he had thought that he had succeeded after having spent the afternoon with her, nonetheless when he saw this : he got anxious that he might have failed. As you can observe, the picture on the right shows two hands joined together... and KJH had not been able to take her hand after his return from Cuba. That's why he got worried... he knew that if he had touched her hand again, she wouldn't be able to cut ties with him. @dukesa1122@twtwb @xu_lyfe@nikir@guinearoyal@Tasia@icyphoenix @stroppyse @philosophie @thistle@Yongzura@thadora@jl08
  2. 32 points
    The significance of hands and feet in Encounter (part 2) This time, my focus will be more about the relationship between HI and JH. Until the episode 5, we see that JH and HI are close but not so close friends as JH doesn't confide to her at all. She has no idea what happened in Cuba. Only when HI recognized him in the scandal, he had to explain himself. Striking is that JH feels comfortable around HI, he teases her, runs after her after joking but he doesn't really touch her physically. However, after revealing his identity in the hall, HI goes to a cafe and remembers the past. Interesting is that JH approaches HI in order to congratulate her. He knew that she would be alone hence he came. She is thankful but he just answers: What HI hasn't realized yet is what is about to happen. JH wants to take a picture and hugs her with one arm. What caught my attention in this scene was the hand. While JH is focusing on the camera, she looks at his hand that touches her shoulder. He has just declared that she was a good friend and here with this touch, HI perceives JH for the first time in a different light. His hand on her shoulder changes everything. From now on, she views him as a man. JH is unaware that his gesture is quite "intimate" as he keeps looking at the camera. He doesn't see how she looks at his face. She views him as a handsome man... JH's other hand is in the foreground, blurred which serves as contrast. JH is paying attention to the camera, not to the girl that stands so close to him and his face. For HI, the camera in front of her is not important... JH is more important to her hence the second hand of JH is blurred. With this taking, the viewer can see both perspectives: JH is unaware that his casual gesture has triggered something in HI, for him taking a good picture is more relevant. JH gave her the picture later and for HI, this picture symbolizes the moment she fell in love with JH, the moment she realized that JH was a man after all. She clings to that memory hoping to find strength that's why her hand is shown. For her, this picture is a treasure, the brief moment where she was so close to him: a happy memory which is linked to pain as well. Now, we all understand why HI was never able to confess to JH. Since he had declared before, they were friends... this picture marks for him the beginning of their real friendship (no more childhood friends), whereas for her it means the opposite: the moment she fell in love with him. Since JH had touched her so casually once, I sense that HI might have thought, JH would come to touch her again like in this scene and would experience the same. She hoped that staying close to him, a casual touch might happen which would trigger feelings in him. What HI didn't realize is that this memory has a different significance for JH: from that moment, he would always see her as a friend. That's why he keeps saying to her that she is a friend. However, I believe that his words must hurt her a lot because she is constantly reminded that in that moment she fell in love with him. Sure, HI had other reasons to believe that JH might come to love her... they belong to the same social class, she knows him well, she knows his family well too. On the surface, there was no reason for her to woo JH as he didn't seem to be the type to be interested in woman. @dukesa1122@shyguitar @roshzanna@twtwb @xu_lyfe@nikir@guinearoyal@Tasia@icyphoenix @stroppyse @philosophie @thistle@Yongzura@thadora@jl08
  3. 31 points
    My train of thought was set off by that shot of the broken camera viewfinder. It's been driving me crazy!! But first, those portrait shots from the DOP. CSH on the way to Cuba, her image in the window, then the camera pulls back and we see her in the seat. Despite his positive vibe and open character KJH is passive in his interactions with the world. He watches the world from behind his camera and learns about the world from books. Our first view of KJH is him behind the camera, taking many photos of Cuba. All good, after all he is a photographer. He studies the world, he does not participate in it, he does not experience it. He doesn't seem to have had a girlfriend and learns about love from books. He observes people and things studiously from behind the lens, and notes the life lessons he's learned in his diary. He meets Samuel... He is sitting at a beautiful square but barely watches it, preferring to read. he takes a photo of the bird.... He must be pushed from passively studying the world from behind the camera, into actively participating in the world. That's why his camera breaks. Also note, in the crash scene, KJH doesn't get to see CSH, which is a key thing we're being set up for. (CSH is watching him from inside the car, which is obviously the glass screen between them.) The negotiation happens with Secretary and KJH tries to take a photo. KJH doesn't want compensation because memories cannot be compensated. But whose memories are they? His memories of other people's experiences. He's constantly watching and learning from other people, not experiencing life in front of the camera. Especially in our age of selcas. Public service announcement....Another one of those DOP portrait shots.... we jump to CSH at the hotel is being warned that something is about to happen in El Malecon, something perfect. Back to KJH, now that his camera is broken, he can finally participate in real life. He's attacked by a cutie who wants him to dance. He dances for a while with the girl on the street. His camera is not present. He now has some salsa dancing experience. The little girl is gonna come back later as CSH, lol, and he'll use his new moves on her. Elsewhere, CSH, ever observant as she discusses the camera issue with Secretary, makes a realisation as she passes by KJH on the streets. All this time KJH has not seen her. Later, they're on the way to El Malecon and KJH tries to use his camera. He spots CSH in the broken viewfinder but now has to put his camera down to look at her. He finally sees CSH, not as a subject to study photographically, but as a person. He's looking at her, not studying her. Of course, a bit later, he sees her almost fall over and runs just in time to catch her. He would not have been able to react fast enough to catch her if he was busy taking photos. His camera is slung across his shoulder in "resting pose". This is as opposed to someone actively taking photos who would have had the camera slung around one hand at least. CSH then nods off on his shoulder. We've already established that CSH is asleep to the world. She moves around on autopilot, barely experiencing anything. At this beach, she has taken sleeping pills and sleeps them off... She wakes up, and the two finally see each other, minus the obstructions in their lives, KJHs camera and the effect of her pills. This is the first time they look at one another consciously and lucidly. edit; as someone who loves to travel, I realised how much time I wasted taking photos and shopping for crap. Nowadays, I enjoy just being in a place, people watch extremely, take mandatory photos and shop for gifts on my last day. Minimal souvenirs. Thankfully I didn't break cameras for that... Maybe I should have, then I woulda met Mr Namja Chingu!!
  4. 31 points
    So I reckon it's good to have something bright to help tie us over till Wednesday night for that highly acclaimed anticipated sexy steamy balcony scene where there were comments like "The young boyfriend is getting impatient already"....hehe...indeed, KJH and CSH needed to have an outlet with their overflowing love, after all the worries and problems. I rewatched their press con and I swear that they're really cute on stage - seriously overloading with chemistry even then. I can't help smiling at their attempts to make the heart sign together without relapsing into fits of laughter...I'm so glad that they got to work on "Boyfriend" together. It's always good to have a close noona or dongsaeng to fall back on in this industry. Apologies for the quality of the pics...my print screen button got sick.... Even at the press con , the PD gave a laugh when he said "These two...." at 3:50 then he commented that he was caught by surprise (4:16) with their overflowing chemistry and it's his first time seeing such awesome chemistry (4:25).... I think we're equally shocked to see such a gorgeous SCREEN couple with superb acting skills, taking part in such a beautiful drama, exhibiting professionalism at all time even while dripping honey in their steamy not so gentle extremely sweet kissing scenes. I don't want this drama to end.....I want my dose of sunshine to be prolonged! ..and I'm still smiling like an idiot just by looking at their sweet smile...
  5. 30 points
    Thanks for the great news @gumtaekand @utkim More news- Tremendous increase in searches for Hotels and Flights to Cuba . According to survey information provided by Trip.com Asia, Cuba hotel searches have increased by 507% over the past month after a TVN drama "Boyfriend" was filmed in the background of Cuba's Havana. In the same period, searches for flights to Cuba increased by 458%. Due to the heightened interest in Cuba, Trip.com is also holding a promotional event ending on the 10th of January providing 2 free round tip tickets to Cuba on Air Canada since there are no direct flights to Cuba. Everyone rushing to Cuba to experience that romance. Soohyun ah don’t disappoint me, you better seal the deal with KJH tomorrow. Otherwise..KJH
  6. 29 points
    Encounter ranks as nr1 content influence index from des 31st to Jan 6th https://m.entertain.naver.com/read?oid=108&aid=0002753585
  7. 27 points
    @dukesa1122: the way I understood from the lines of Cha Soo Hyun and Kim Jin Hyuk, the agreement of "No news is good news," is not a break-up but a mutual understanding that they will will not contact each other unless something really bad happens. The relationship was very much intact. That's why I couldn't understand the Soompi article when they wrote about the break-up as one of the things they hated in the drama. What I found rather amusing and endearing at the same time was the bet they made on who was going to give up on the "no contact" agreement. We know that CSH lost the bet and KJH was asking when they reunited what was going to be the prize for winning it. I wonder if the ending of Episode 10 was the prize for KJH?
  8. 25 points
    @africandramalover I liked your analysis about JH as a passive observant who looks at the world through his camera and books. However, this image of a young who appears first as rather passive is presented in the second episode in a different light. When he is interviewed at Donghwa Hotel, he is asked what kind of part-time jobs he had. His answer is: delivery, waiter and worker at a construction site. He wasn't a tutor and the interviewer asked him for the reason: This physical labor shows that KJH is not that passive, he gained a lot of experience and strength as well. He has learnt what effort means. He is much more stronger than he looks like.
  9. 25 points
    They've come a long way, from sharing shredded squid to the sweetest kisses.. And oh, JH being teased by So Hyun, still crack me up.. ep. 2 is my happy pills @africandramalover If i'm not mistaken, i think you've mentioned that the PD and DOP are probably Kubrick fanboy, for so many framing scenes, like the one with SH in the plane @dukesa1122 among 290 thousands views on this thread, there's quite big chance that the production team (maybe) keeping eye on this thread , so keep the insight, request, analysis coming, our wishes might be granted I ask for more BTS clips, a long one if possible
  10. 24 points
    @bebebisous33 Now the hand, arm and feet gesture I did notice. Because I am one of those people who expresses something better using my hands. It was so heart warming to see the growth of their intimacy by just looking at how their hands and arms are also getting closer. Once again, thank you for that very detailed (with visuals) explanation. Push it more and I might just make a Guidebook in Perfectly Understanding the Encounter Drama by Bebebisous33 @gumtaek hahaha let me rephrase what I said then. They will be at a stand still. I am happy that CSH lost that bet though because it goes to show that she is finally reclaiming and deciding on her own happiness! I think the production team has their eyes on this thread. They seem to grant our wishes alot I’m not joking. We wanted a good angled kiss, they gave us that and more and all the other things that we wished that was posted by someone else. Our wish: A happy ending! @jl08 Thank you for posting that. Does it have full Eng Subs? Let me check...
  11. 23 points
    @shyguitar @roshzanna Thanks for a lot for the compliments. It is always great to read that my analysis have achieved something. Not only we get a better understanding of the characters but also the words combined with pictures created such a deepness that pictures alone can not reach. Doing so, it is possible to realize the great work of the director and writer... As you can see, my analysis represent an compliment towards the creators and actors/actresses. Actually, I didn't anticipate that the analysis about feet and hands would be so long... that's why I decided to write another part later. I am afraid that my long posts might scare people...
  12. 23 points
    @dukesa1122 I am quite sure that there will be a third trip to Cuba with a proposal. He was talking about Malecon beach and CSH was curious about that beach and the sunset.
  13. 23 points
    Translation of the kiss BTS Video Title: Memories of the Alhambra, BTS eps 11, 12 caption: After the numerous troubles have passed, having met again Jin Woo and Hee Joo. caption: On the bustling set, focusing on the script and demonstrating what a pro she is, Hee Joo. JW caption: Huh? JW caption: Something is strange?? JW caption: The short end is in front?! JW caption: (fiddling) (fiddling) caption: He’s just fixing his necktie, so why does he look so dashing…? JW: Why did you come all the way here anyway? caption: Towards the worried Hee Joo, treating her with coldness, Jin Woo caption: But it’s my birthday… Hee Joo’s hurt (cry cry) HJ caption: (You’re being too much) caption: Instead, as a birthday present, you can have Jin Woo’s smile! (title card) caption: Before the shooting of the long anticipated FIRST KISS caption: Practicing beforehand, Hee Joo and Jin Woo caption: Even though it’s just a rehearsal, the thrilling two shot caption: Breaking down and closely examining the emotions one by one, the two people. caption: Everyone is excited~ Staff: It’s because we’re shooting a romantic (scene) for once in a long time. h h caption: The shooting for the scene that everyone has been anticipating(?) has started. caption: An explosion of sadness (cry cry), to Jin Woo who is just standing there pelted by the pouring rain, caption: Going to him with a worried face, Hee Joo. caption: Because of the wind, even with the umbrella, getting rained on. HJ: Even though I’m trying to put it more over oppa, the rain is just… HJ caption: upset caption: Even though no one is willing to believe him, the only one who says she’s willing to trust him, Hee Joo. JW: Try to prove it! HJ caption: (Prove?) JW: That you trust me, prove it. caption: Taken aback at Jin Woo’s words, Hee Joo HJ: How do I prove that? JW: You don’t know? JW: How I’m asking you to prove it? caption: If you don’t know, there is no choice but to show you… caption: Finally, ascertaining how they feel about each other, Jin Woo and Hee Joo caption: There is sadness but also passion, the Magic Couple’s kiss! (title card) caption: The kiss scene filming is finished… caption: Shooting the umbrella falling down, Hee Joo and Jin Woo caption: Only to Hee Joo, the umbrella that keeps flying only to her. caption: #2 shot caption: (Was that successful…?) caption: (Ha….) HJ: It’s because the wind is blowing. HJ: Really. I was trying to angle it away, but the wind… HJ caption: Vehemently making excuses. k k caption: (That’s right! Our Hee Joo is not doing anything wrong!) caption: Having finally started, our Magic Couple’s Passionate Romance caption: Memories of the Alhambra, please love it even more going forward! (end title) caption: Memories of the Alhambra, every week [Sat, Sun] at 9 pm broadcast So, PSH calls HB "oppa"? Cute. @Kasmic @KymberleeD, here you go. Hope you enjoy.
  14. 21 points
    This is the person responsible for the beautiful artwork before and after each episode IG Profile: https://instagram.com/jamsan74?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=1xvp3azsdyf82 Hands Down Hats off •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• @nmgzlz @stroppyse I predicted that they will break up but will get back together and it really happened. For me, that time off was necessary. It will allow them to step back and reasses the situation and their feelings. Whether it’s worth the fight or not. Because let’s face it, they will be fighting tooth and nail for the relationship to work especially for KJH. His life will be turned upside down and he will have to kiss his privacy goodbye. For me, that is a very big decision to make. Good thing our OTP decided to work it out and have a sit down. Looking forward to their professional growth as ceo-employee as well.
  15. 20 points
    So, they are the Magic Couple..they should probably be Magic+Umbrella= MagUm Couple..lol.. Thanks..much appreciated.. Here, I removed all the other unwanted frames and slowed the frame rate so that only the lip biting is visible..lol.. Like @Kasmic, I am another pervert on this thread..
  16. 20 points
    Awww.... finally the awaiting BTS is here. It's so great to watch it. This is the best present LOL. Seriously... they give more fuels to the shippers to ship them. Aigooo keyoptaaa... look how she takes care of him for real, ahhh... she should call JW this way too. Hahaha Oh gosh... I love the captions as always!! I ship these two!! Hahaha
  17. 19 points
    @dukesa1122 Oh my god!! I would have never imagined that this post would be posted in Ig. Thanks a lot for the info. It seems that she read other posts from me because she knew what kind of job I have which I had mentioned in a former post. @roshzanna I will definitely come to the finale scene in the episode 9... People focus too much on the hug in my opinion. As always, there is much more than it meets the eye.
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    @bebebisous33 thank you for all your analysis. I learned so much . In fact, i envy you having a career in that field. I know you'll come up with analysis of their hands and feet in ep 9's last scene, where some observed that Sh didn't reciprocate as much as Jh. Though now i know why, i also know you are best person to analyze and interpret it. Seeing the stills where Jh meets Sh's father brings positive vibes. Throughout the drama, Mr. Nam always brings good vibes. And seeing him with them with that smile, i don't want to think otherwise. With all the selfies in the bts, and we only seen 1, 2(??)... who is really taking the selfies Jh or Bg?? Ep 11 is just around the corner
  21. 19 points
    cr. CJnDrama cr. sasa_928 / Ying_BRJ @rosiepeonie188 you're welcome
  22. 18 points
    @bebebisous33, As always, I enjoy reading your posts. I agree that KJH was able to use the playground in his letter to show how precious it was to him and how he could understand Samuel's feelings. KJH shows how the playground had memories for him 'from his childhood, his family, his friends, and his dearest lady'. If Samuel had been viewing a gossip magazine, I could see how he easily connected the dots. However, this was a travel magazine presenting the facts and showing a very dedicated employee who gives his all to make each guest's experience is memorable; a real passion to please his guest. For me, I still say it's a giant leap for Samuel to assume that KJH is in love with the CEO of the hotel because he spent the night in a beautiful garden; in my world, that's common for anyone in sales. I work in the financial industry as the strategic alliance manager for many vendors, many of which I'm sure if I said their names you all would know. It is very common to have a company's/vendor representative show up, with no appointment, and camp out in our lobby all day long--all day,(since they cannot freely roam the highly badge access building) hoping they can get an opportunity to meet with me or one of the product managers to discuss the benefits of a product we have showed no interest in pursuing. However, I love what you wrote and will forget reality and go with the beauty of this romance.
  23. 17 points
    Good News credit: Google translate Boyfriend 'Content Influence # 1' Empress' # 2 Cable channel tvN tdrama 'Boyfriend' was re-ranked as the No. 1 in contents influence index. According to CJ E & M on the 8th, 'Boyfriend' took first place in the first week of January (December 31 ~ January 6) with 269.4 points of Content Influence Index (CPI). 'Boyfriend' starring Song Hye Kyo and Park Boygum are enjoying great popularity with 7 ~ 8% audience ratings. It lasted for a couple of days on December 26th and 27th, but it has proved popular again after the third week of December when it ranks first in the content influence index. The SBS drama 'The Empress' was ranked first in Jeonju and ranked 252.6 points. MBC entertainment program 'I live alone' (252.4) is third, and MBC entertainment program 'Night - Masked King' (246.7) The TVN entertainment program 'Coffee Friends' (239.4), which debuted on the 4th, made its debut in the top 5, while the tvN drama 'Memories of the Alhambra Palace' (233.1) dropped to 4th place and ranked 6th.
  24. 17 points
    Honestly, I’ll be good with couple rings for now. Or maybe just a proposal in the Malecon Beach after CSH finally break ties with TG. Kids is pushing it I think. I’m curious. Does Korean culture include the guy going to a girls home, bringing food and presents to the parents and ask for her hand in marriage? Or is it the same as the eastern countries where they decide they want to get married and then tell everyone after?
  25. 16 points
    I think that's right. SH's father has shown her that he's thinking of her rather than just trying to use her for his own gains, unlike SH's mother. And, SH's father has a reasonable point as well. It's not easy for a normal person to all of a sudden deal with the scrutiny and the negative comments, especially if it starts pulling in and affecting his family. However, JH is level-headed enough that he does understand the risk and is willing to still go for it. I think the time off was really a lack of communication, but one that was driven by concern and consideration, so I'm glad that JH and SH were ultimately able to talk it out. Also, I think the fact that Driver Nam approves of JH should carry some weight with SH's father, since Driver Nam and SH's father go way back to when they were both journalists. I'm happy to see SH's father finally meet JH. They'll get a chance to connect, I think, and gives SH's father a chance to take the measure of JH, and see the man who is making his daughter come alive.
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