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@snguyenova what can I say.. words aren't enough to express how I feel... you said it all. Thanks for writing such a beautiful and moving speech about KTMD.

AWESOME!!!!

Hopefully I can see it in a different light when I am watching the heart-broken scene again, my lovely OTP' 'sobs'

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Huh?? Is there a special 6 episodes??? WHUTTTTTTTTTT???

ANd wow I read Joowon has signed another drama. YEAHHHH BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope his co-star is gonna be awesome. I wish Shin Minah could star opposite him, or do we know another fine actress? I cant know anyone else beside Mokdan <3 :P

I am gonna read your posts, have not been able to do so cuz of my school. Sighhh...Have a nice weekend guys :)

 

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-Ok I know its a rerun of the 28eps put into a 6 episodes

-I miss this drama like CRAZY and maybe the reason I am avoiding this thread is because I will otherwise start to obsess over it again and again, for which I dont have any time :(

-Its so good to see Joowon and the rest getting their praise and fame which they deserve so much!

-Yessss we are gonna see each other soon ASAP! But will he be able to create someone who is better than Lee Kangto? ANd will his costar win our hearts over just like Mokdan did? And will he come to like her more tha JinSeyeon :P

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@sunshine4ever, I dont understand. It should air at KBS World right? I have KBS World here in cable, a.d now is 08.20 in the morning. How come there is no gaksital?

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@mrdimples, thx for the fanfic. I love gaksital story, especially KT character. I know everyone still hard to let go KT-MD pair, so I seldomly talk about an extension. Anyway, moving on or not, the already exist gaksital story is good anyway .And your fanfic can become one of the alternative for gaksital continuation .

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For me, I still hate the ending..:(. Everytime I rewatch, I always skip the part starting from KT's proposal to the part after KT's crying at ber grave. It was too sad for me to watch it

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@sunshine4ever' date=' I dont understand. It should air at KBS World right? I have KBS World here in cable, a.d now is 08.20 in the morning. How come there is no gaksital?[/quote']

@rhaps. I dun think itz on kbs world. We can only watch it online or on mphone using the links tat sunshine4ever provided above. I hope some kind soul will upload it on youtube after today.

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-edit-.. double post, sorryyyyyyy :(. I'm using mobile phone now, there is something wrong about my laptop :((

@ctfrsgp, ohh..is that so? Ahh.. :(. Well, I wont be able to watch all anyway..but at least I want to watch a part of it :(. Thx for the info :)

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Wah! I can watch it on my galaxy! But I have to work overtime! What should I do :(( ..

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@snguyenova
Thank you for your beautiful piece on Mok Dan & Kangto. I have not written about them for a long time but yesterday when I was organising my photobucket album I was so happy and sad at the same time when I saw their photos. Sad that Mok Dan was taken prematurely from Kangto and Happy that they shared a love so deep and true that it was as if they had loved each other for a lifetime. 
I feel as if I have not totally let go of the show. I have written about Kangto & Shunji's love for Mok Dan and also about Kangto and Shunji but I have not done so for Mok Dan & Kangto although I have written small bits here and there. So when I read your piece, I was happy. I think when Joo Won and JSY felt the same emotions and heartache as their characters. When I translated Joo Won's interviews, he said things like he was really happy to "marry his Boon Yi" at last and he and JSY were so happy and having a great time during the wedding scene. We all saw in the BTS how Joo Won looked so triumphant pumping his fists in the air before walking down the aisle. Although it didn't appear in the show, I am sure that's how Kangto had felt. Having loved the same girl/woman his entire life, someone who like you said so aptly is his hero and finally able to marry her and commit his whole life to her, he must had been the happiest man on earth. When I re-watched the scene on KBS World recently where Boon Yi died in Kangto's arms, I was moved again by Kangto's grief. His cry, his tears. Joo Won himself said he couldn't stop crying during that scene. 
Today, I read in the papers an interview of a man who lost his son to cancer. Before his son died, he told his dad to live well(not going into details). After his death, the father thought of suicide but always stopped himself when he remembered the promises he made to his son. After years passed, his tears still flowed freely when he talked about his son, as he did during the interview but he had picked himself up, became a new man and he had went on to have 2 more sons. Likewise, I believe Boon Yi will always be Kangto's love. He will cherish his love for her and her love for him by living an undefeated life. 

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snguyenova said: @sunshine4ever, kbs drama is indeed different from kbs 1. I just checked. It is working fine at the moment, fingers crossed for later.

It might take a while before I can post my review, but I hope you won't be sad about the ending anymore. Actually, I found Mokdan's and Kangto's ending very beautiful, ever since I've watched the last episode. Her death holds a special meaning for Kangto, who, as Lee Young, once gave Boonyi a will and strength to survive. To live her life to the fullest, until the day they will meet again. From the day Young and Boonyi separated, she became Mokdan, who lived for the promise her young master made with her. Because it's for Mokdan, Kangto will also keep his promise to her to be strong and will stay alive. In episode 28, the writer revisited the beginning of their story, their first separation. Every 'Goodbye day' ends with a promise. Promise to be strong, to not die, to survive, to LIVE. If not for yourself then for the one who made that promise to you. You never let go of such person, because you live for him/her. Just like Mokdan, Kangto has a loyal heart and that's who he is. As @sunshine4ver said, Mokdan loved him, Lee Kangto, Bridal mask, Young Master...again and again although it was never given that they wouldl have a bright future. Their happiness was not everlasting, but the love between them lives for eternity.

I miss you so much that my throat

gets locked up as I say your name
I call you and call you,
saying I love you and I miss you

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Kangto's loss is only physical. He does not need to move on. Nor he needs to look for happiness with somebody else. You move on when the person you love doesn't love you anymore or when he moved on himself. When Mokdan died, Kangto was caressing her hand because he loved her warmth. He hates the fact that he could no longer have that physical warmth. However, Mokdan left Kangto with love. She gave warmth to his heart as she would never let him live in misery and loneliness. After her death, his heart feels her warmth even more and still beats only for her. She gave his life more meaning. To Kangto, who forget what is it like to receive love, Mokdan let him know how much he was loved and how much he meant to her. Kangto will cherish that and love Mokdan more and more everyday. He never loved her just as a woman, she was his friend, his soulmate and I dare to say, his hero(ine). Mokdan once said to Kangto that he was a light for Koreans who live in darkness. Mokdan might have not realised it, but Kangto admired her. She is Kangto's light. The light that shines brightly in the darkness he was surrounded by.

I miss you, I miss you so much


My love is you alone

I will be your shadow
 and as I am behind you

I will live for you

I love you, I love you, I love you

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Mokdan made a promise that no matter how hard and difficult it gets, she won't ever let him go alone and will go with him until the end. For me, she kept her promise. Her will, her strength, her spirit goes everywhere with Kangto and her love lives in his heart. Because as long as Mokdan's there, Kangto will go on.

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Mokdan was not sacrificed for Shunji's redemption (imo). The writer let her die for Kangto, not for Shunji. It may seem cruel for Kangto to have everything taken away from him but Mokdan's death carries a deeper meaning. Love and Love was played during the grave scene where Kangto's dealing with his emotions. He mourns for his wife. Kangto declares that he loves Mokdan and that he will keep her with him forever. Therefore, Kangto lives as if Mokdan is still there. For the love she gave him, for her, he has the strength to stand up and he will keep their love alive his entire life. That's what he truly wants and what he needs. Mokdan cried because she could not stay as his wife. But as Mokdan, she will stay by Kangto's side forever.

My love is you alone


I will be your shadow and as I am behind you

I will live for you, I love you

Kangto and Mokdan aren't selfish. But when they are separated they will always think of each other.

I will live for you, I love you

I can only do 
this much for you
I miss you, I miss you so much


My love whom I long for

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@sunshine4everWas doing housework, I completely forgot about the BM special edition.  I just read your post.
Thank you so much for the link.   I can now watch it from the iPad.  it doesn't work on PC.It is now playing ep 5.Thank you.

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@manyearsago, you're very welcome. :) Enjoy. ^^

@Jessi15, I didn't see anything new from the rerun (I left for church and dinner with my family for about more than 2 hours so I missed a lot of rerun already). Everything remains the same, but I think that it didn't have as much killing as the original version we watched. It was totally fast forwarded. Like the forest scene was brief. The kiss was still there, but it went directly to KTMD getting together and he told her what happened to him in the past. They didn't even show the scene with him getting healed or anything. I think people who had no idea what BM was will like this short version because it didn't seem as dark watching such a short amount. I hope that it will attract more fans and more people will become aware of it while it is doing some rerunning right now. Then after people got some interests in it, they will go and dig out old episodes and watch the longer version. ^^

rhaps said: Wah! I can watch it on my galaxy! But I have to work overtime! What should I do :(( ..

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@snguyenova, what shall I say.... thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you sooooooooo much to share this beautiful piece with us... KT & MD will forever in my heart....

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@marie67, I just read your message just now. I'm glad to see you visit this thread every now and then. I hope you will  have something funny for me to see, hahaha. I miss seeing fun posts/graphics from you. :) Good luck with your school.

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I'm so tired, so I'm going to sleep soon. I am on episode 6 limited edition at the scene where Shunji captured Kangto and they were having a heart-to-heart conversation. I couldn't help but :'(. It was just so sad. But I have to go. I feel so sorry that I will miss the scene with Kangto holding Mokdan in his arms. *sobs* If anyone gets to watch it, will you please let me know if there is anything new or it's just the same? Thanks so much. :)

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@sunshine4ever, ahh..great. I watched it for a moment, and it felt that it was fast forward. But then, it had somekind of interview on people on the street to give their opinion about gaksital. Dunno, it had no subtitle, so I could only guess. Thankfully, I didnt miss much.

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Just finished watching the marathon... honestly the last scene where everybody had their masks on gives me goosebumps!

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@sunshine4ever, well, I saw people were being interviewed on the street while having clips of gaksital's scenes, so I assume that they were giving their opinions about the movie. I didnt understand what they were saying, though :P

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I post this earlier on Joo Won' thread when BM just started. Thanks to @sunshine4ever who thought it will be good to share it here as well
Joowon who transforms into a strong man, the hero in Bridal Mask
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Translation by mrdimples @ soompi

Interviewer is impressed with this young man. She starts off by saying June is the month that is the most full in life. And just like the month of June, Joo won, whose figure she likens to the figure six(for June, so whimsical!) as I suppose he is always slightly bowed in greeting, is extremely well-mannered, a little shy and full of youthful vitality.

JW: To date it is the strongest character I ever played Born into the Japanese occupation period, he had to be strong and hardened himself in order to provide and protect his family.After his brother became an imbecile, he decided to switch his loyalty to the Japanese, becoming the policeman. But after he knew the truth behind the Bridal Mask, he chooses to walk the lonely path of a nameless hero.

As Kang To changes, it also became more challenging and difficult to act the character. Just like Kang To who had to bury a deep-seated fire within him, with every scene and take, the blood surges. And at the end, the heart feels sad. As this is a very popular manhwa, the stakes are high and the burden great.

JW: People around me are saying what a great manhwa this is. They told me I must act the role of Kang To well. Although I am worried that I may not meet their expectations, it is fortunate that after every filming, I am at peace/satisfied and also comforted.

I received a lot of care from the director. In reality, filming a drama is always a very hurried and rushed affair. But amidst the chaos, he is unhurried. In fact, he very patiently allows the actor to slowly immersed himself into the role and scene. Even under tiring circumstances, he never shouted once. He is very gentle yet a man who can lead.

Another reason why the role is so challenging is the many action scenes. As KT is the Korean hero, these are necessary. These actions are also different from contemporary dramas a they require more physical movements/actions.

As the moves were based on karate, it was difficult to master. Being the well rounded athlete that Joowon is, it still didnt come easy. There were many movements that carry a risk of injury. In the beginning I kept telling myself that I must not get injured. But now that I have already injured myself and filming these scenes, I find that I can be more careful and so more focused. Thanks to his background in musical theatre dance, it helped him in remembering the action choreography.

Getting Along with co-stars

JSY is a mood maker(? something like that). She is always cheerful and cute. Even with the bloodied makeup, she still walks around the set innocently and happily. When she dons on the moustache in her disguise as a man, she was just like a playful KID(ok, bold is my own idea). Thanks to her, it help to alleviate the burden and added the fun during the filming. Joowon got along especially well with SHJ. Even at their first meeting, they shared similar views and feelings. At the script reading, it was SHJ who first talked to JW. ‘He helped me tremendously in understanding and analysing the role. During the filming, he was also very relaxed, I was very happy. Now that he has left, it has become empty.(mmmm….why am i feeling a tad happy??)

I am the type of person who loves to be hang out with hyungs. There were only two of us, brothers in our family. Although I was the youngest, I had a great relationship with my elder brother who is 5 years older. Since young, we played together and did everything together. It was so good that people around us were very envious. Ojakgyo Brothers is a family drama which touched on relationship among brothers. To be able to act with hyungs, i felt very happy. And now, it so happened that I am experiencing the same thing on 1N2D. With my hyungs, i feel very at ease.

One of the reasons why JW agreed to take on the challenge of participating in a variety show is that UTW is also on it. With his voice an octave higher, he naturally turns on his aegyo whenever he is in front of his hyungs.

In the beginning, when JW was contemplating taking up the show, he was worried whether he could bring laughter to the viewers, he was also concerned that he might let slip and do something damaging to his part as an actor.

However, I thought I should not look at it from the perspective of an actor but from a standpoint of the ‘ordinary guy Joowon’ , I will be able to travel the entire country, visit all the corners, in the company of people I like, enjoying nature…is this something that I can possibly do at any time? That’s when I decided to join 1N2D.

Filming together, eating together, spending a night together, the initial awkwardness, embarrassment vanished. To a point where you do not even notice there is a camera in front of you. We formed a natural bond.

Although each filming left a deep impression, the Jeju one with the dolphins was something that I will not forget for a long time. It is because I discovered my country’s rare dolphins. although i didnt get to see them, I watched it on the phone and never fail to exclaim ‘woa woa’ whenever i see it. The wonders of nature. I hope i will be able to witness it first hand next time. (*p.s pardon my liberal takes in brackets.)

IN2D to Joowon, is like a time for relaxation and a break from work. He can comfortably play and have fun while filming. Although, there is no distinction between the members and he can just enjoy the filming, and this will still bring a smile to the viewers and touch them, he cannot help but wonders if he can do something more to put forth a more meaningful show.

Contrary to his concerns, on his perfect face(another interviewer bites the dust!), there seemed to be 1N2D intelligence written on it. He even exhibits a talent for variety show at times. The master of variety show, CTH praised him for adapting so well and says that JW makes him envious.

In the movie “Don’t Click” Joowon thinks he really saw a ghost on the set. Once he thought he had waved goodbye to his co-star Kang Byul and her manager as they drove off in a car. However when he got back to the dressing room, he saw Kang Byul still there. He later asked the manager who said only she left that night. ‘So who was that Kang Byul who waved goodbye to me? JW was so scared that his hair stood.

Joowon’s dreams of becoming an actor started in high school/middle school/secondary school year 3 (help! not familiar with korean system or maybe chinese interpretation. Anyway I think it’s like around 15 or something)

When he started secondary school, perhaps in part due to the onset of puberty, he became very introverted and cautious. He was also short which affected his confidence. Seeing him not mingling with his peers, his parents got worried.

They advised him to take up a course in broadcasting(maybe speech or something) class but it was full So he ended up in drama classes instead. He got along very well with his classmates, they acted and danced together. Naturally after that he progressed to take up Arts in college and in Sungkyunkwan university.

Compared to other courses, Arts course are more expensive. He felt very apologetic to his parents , he was determined to get a scholarship but he wasnt confident in his studying abilities. He decided to aim for another scholarship instead(sorry can’t get meaning here but if i directly translate, it is a scholarship given for best studying effort or something along this line). He then threw himself behind every role he could take, be it sound system, lighting, choreography etc. He really devoted his whole heart into it. At times, he wondered if it’s the thing he wants, but when he steps on stage, the emotions and joy he gets at that moment is unforgettable.

To be a humane actor (ok this word humane is a direct translation. I know how the original chinese word is used but it’s kind of difficult to translate into english. maybe if someone can translate from korean to english it would be better. In short, i think what he means to be some one who has an interest in his fellow men, some one  with a heart)

In the middle of the interview, Joowon suddenly laughs, embarrassed. Turns out that the TV was showing an ad of Cantata Coffee that he and Uee did together. It was the first time he saw it on TV. (i suspect this TV was planted, how else is he facing a TV during an interview. Any one with me??). Joowon still gets very shy and awkward when he sees himself on TV. JW says whenever he is told to act cool and suave, he gets nervous. Although he is lively and vigorous in dramas, variety shows and movies, some things cannot be changed.

In truth, he left a deep impression during the 2010 KBS drama awards. When his co-star Yoon Shi Yoon went on stage to receive his award Joowon’s eyes were brimming with tears. Looking at him, one can tell that he is a man who greatly values relationship.

JW: Although it is quite embarrassing t say it out of my own mouth, I am really not the unfeeling type of person. At that time, YSY and I experienced a lot of hardships during the filming, we also grew closer to each other. When I saw he receive the award, my eyes got teary. Moreover I am the type who is used to expressing my feelings openly, whether I am sad or happy, I cannot hide it (Yes! we know, my cutie)

Deep in his heart, Joowon is someone who is very warm and affectionate. When he first debut, he had a dream. he wanted to be a humane actor. What he will hate to hear is “you have changed with success”. Although he also agreed that he had changed in some ways, he is determined not to forget his dream and to continue working hard.

The actor he most aspires to be is Korean’s King of Movies, Ahn Sung Ki(hope i got the chinese names translated right). He met him for the first time in the earlier Baeksang Awards. 

JW: He turned out to be everything i imagined him to be. Looking at the way ASK sunbae greets the juniors and how he took care of everyone, it left me with a deep impression. That day was a very joyous one. I had won the newcomer award and ASK sunbae won the best actor award. (sorry HT’s part is strictly private). I felt very honored. That night, he sat beside me, I felt very nervous and exhilarated. Kim Yun Seok who also belongs to the same agency(gosh this agency is really something!) was also nominated for the same award. I didnt know who to root for. In the end ASK won, I was very happy.

end of interview

Interviewer’s thoughts: Chatting with Joowon, I  felt that this is youth who is growing so dynamically. His dream of becoming a humane actor is just a matter of time.

Anticipating the action packed, beautifully shot Bridal Mask. Joowon also asked for support for the drama. I thought even if he didn’t asked, i will definitely not miss it. (we know how you feel. Even the man killer Ueno Rie had to turn to take a 2nd look!)

Chinese translation: on baidu
English translation: mrdimples@soompi
Thank you @sunshine4ver for helping me with the editing

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