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  1. Thanks for the recap @minekas. My thoughts on episode 2: It makes no sense, but the moment I fell for Gu Jun-pyo was when he gave his explanation about Jan-di being crazy for him. Whaat? You are out of your mind! For no logical reason—apparently I’m just as much out of my mind—I was totally smitten with GJP/LMH. And I'm still loving all his facial expressions. GJP is sooo confident and arrogant and a bit crazy. Dressed in black, with eye-catching black hair, he is presented as a contrast to Ji-hoo, who is white-clothed and mild. Sweet though he is, I never fell for Ji-hoo. I don’t like GJP’s arrogance or meanness—he is still not likeable—but somehow I feel sympathetic. (And bad boys are not my type.) So, pretty much nothing that happens in BOF would happen in real life, but it is fun to watch this total escape into fairy tale. And at this point in my k-drama journey, I was super curious about LMH and was pleasantly surprised to learn that at the time I was watching BOF, he looked like this: Swoon!
  2. Boys Over Flowers was my first k-drama. It wasn’t until 2015 that a few ripples of the Korean Wave found their way to me. BOF was recommended by a friend who had watched it on Netflix. I looked it up, started watching, and was hypnotized. What was I watching?? Was this for real?? I marathoned the entire series over a few days. And then, because I had gone through it so quickly, I went back immediately and watched parts of it again. I was hooked with the whole k-drama format, and also mesmerized by this someone named Lee Min-ho. He was definitely an overnight sensation for me! C-H-A-R-I-S-M-A!! I didn’t know the manga or any of the previous versions, so the story was new to me. Some aspects are over-the-top or cartoonish, but I don’t mind. What I love about LMH as GJP are the subtleties. I love how much he can portray with his facial expressions, his eyes, a look. He can give soooo many different looks. I was impressed with his performance. At episode 1, I haven’t grown to like GJP yet. He is not nice. But I do see glimpses of someone more likeable. (Also, I probably watched this with a Pride and Prejudice mindset, leading me to believe that there would be a lot of misunderstandings.) My favorite part of episode 1 is when Gu Jun-pyo is confidently waiting for Jan-di to come to him on her knees. You just keep counting down Gu Jun-pyo. I was a bit stunned by the level of bullying and violence and by the personal attack on Jan-di. I know this is fiction, but it caused me a lot of thought and research about the realities of school life for Koreans. Do kids really bring eggs and flour to school? Do they all behave as a pack? I was not ga-ga about the show after this episode, but I could not keep my eyes off it.
  3. @pixie0622 Haha. I totally get this. I kinda wish people would leave him alone and let him be a civilian, but then, if you knew a guaranteed time and place to see him up close and personal, wouldn't you do it?? Speaking of which... @Latifah, do you mean that Min-ho's recent trip to LA included Las Vegas?? How do our detective Minoz know these things?? If I had known this, I would have been tempted to get in my car and drive straight to Las Vegas! That is as close as he will ever get to me. We are actually seeing more of him, not less, now that he is doing his service. And I'm super enjoying seeing his "work fashion."
  4. Looking very peaceful and serene here on Jeju ... but I love being reminded of LOTBS! How about a little wrestling match?! ... I'm looking forward to all the re-watching. I have been patiently waiting, waiting, waiting to start BOF. @heartLMH I'm not sad at all for Min-ho's military service. To me it means more life experience, growing, maturing, onward, upward, bigger, and better. When I first saw BOF I thought, "Wow, I can't wait to see what he does when he is older!" When he comes back, he can show us new things, maybe not be bound so much to his image (though I love his image). It all just seems good to me. How long did fans wait for LOTBS? I don't think this waiting will be much different.
  5. Very intriguing! Yes. That's what I thought. He didn't seem to be wearing it in this pic: cr. as tagged Weirdly (or not, if it is an endorsement), it seemed that he was showing it to everyone. He was touching his ear for a loooong time.
  6. See you then! I am using the 2 years to learn Korean as well. I am planning a trip to Korea for Fall 2018 and an additional trip for his first fan-meet after the military. I really think time will fly by.
  7. @heartLMH Thanks for posting the link and also the translation!! I went back just now to watch the part you translated, and I realize now that I missed quite a bit when I watched it live because the streaming was so bad. I'm going to have to watch it again. Let me share this cute posting I saw on DCGallery: LOL Min-ho way back in his sea otter days: credit: Lee Min Ho DC Gallery (I don't know the poster's name)
  8. I have been seeing gifs from this past interview come up on twitter today. I've always wanted to know what they are saying. Does anyone know if there are subs somewhere? Or, @zinnia, when you have a chance, could you translate this one, please. They are laughing sooo much, and work so well together. I agree with you! I hope he gets a lot of good feedback and becomes more confident to go "natural" more often. There are such high expectations for Korean celebrities. Thanks for the flashback memories! His playful personality--just one of the things we love. Admit it, though, how long would you last when staring into Lee Min-ho's eyes??
  9. You guys are sooo right! The preview makes it look like it will be a lot of fun. I was expecting a dry and somewhat boring explanation of the animals in the DMZ, but this does look a little like it will be a documentary of LMH's wild life--his own personal 1N2D variety show. I'm really looking forward to it now. It's a smart way for him to expand and showcase his talents. Also looking forward to the press conference on the 29th--more sightings!
  10. Love, love, love reading this! This is the real-life information that I'm dying to know. Don't be sorry for your answer. (I would wish for an even longer answer.) lol My dream is to go to Korea to experience this for myself. One thing I've wanted to know, from the very beginning of my fangirling, is how tall he would be standing next to me. I watched Good Day episodes 14-24 this week for the first time (even though they are unsubbed). It's fun to watch a day in his life. It is still his work life, but you do get to see his personality. Actors know what to do when the camera is on, but I think we all love Min-ho because we believe he is ALWAYS adorable. So nice of you to spread the sweetness! Minoz are the best!
  11. Sorry to just drop in. I've only read the last few pages ... but has anyone discussed why Bong Soon wears such unfashionable clothes? What are your thoughts? The pink hoodie is important, but what's up with the rest of her wardrobe? Just trying to be wacky? Hand-me-downs? No significance? It's great to read all your posts!
  12. @leeminhosny How nice of you (and how much work) to translate into your own language! It will be much appreciated! In this translation (from Monika Setiono), cut out the part between ( ). Minho didn't say that; they are Monika's words. It should look like this: Lee Min Ho: Hanryang? I think that would be the correct word? Hehe. If @zinnia has time to translate the article, you would get a better English translation to use. I used Google to read an English translation (and Google is not the best) and there are some differences. That's why what zinnia is doing is so helpful! It is very true and wise that unifying all the world's languages would make a big and wonderful difference. (I told you Minho was an expert at answering spontaneous questions.) Instagram update:
  13. It looks like he worked on the recording on the same day as the filming of episode 5 (giving Cheongie her cell phone). I guess fans like his Adam's Apple a lot, but my favorite is something else ...
  14. This is what I found: Halyang (한량) means playboy or "people who are able to enjoy life without a fixed job." I don't think it necessarily means immoral or debauched.