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justamom last won the day on May 17 2018

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  1. Even today, when I feel down or confused or just have too many thoughts in my mind, I watch a clip or two from My Ahjussi to clear my head. In an instant my mind relaxes, I breathe easier. So today I came across this clip, one of many small but significant moments, what sparks Jung Hee’s change: when she realizes the hurt she has felt all these years in fact caused even greater hurt to someone else. The ensemble acting, directing and scriptwriting is just perfect.
  2. Here's my review of Parasite! In which I write about my fear of creepy-crawlies, Things That Live In Dark Places, and Bong Joon Ho's genius https://xfiatlux.wordpress.com/2019/07/02/parasite-movie-review/ Feel free to share or quote from it.
  3. Here's my review of Parasite! I posted a link to Give Me Slippers and mentioned My Ahjussi as well. https://xfiatlux.wordpress.com/2019/07/02/parasite-movie-review/
  4. Just watched the movie and my head is still reeling from Bong Joon Ho's brilliance. Amazing. Reminded me a lot of Koreeda's Shoplifters which won last year's Palm d'or. Not quite enough Lee Seon Kyun! Will try and write a longer review later, when I've recovered..
  5. Learn Hangul! Just kidding. Naver has a scanning app where you can use your phone. It's machine translation, but it will get the meaning across.
  6. The blog was started by the indefatigable @sadiesmith, @h2ogirl and myself! With lots of help and contributions from several other Soompiers like @africandramalover, @oldschooler, @chickfactor, and many more. You know something, my Korean really improved after My Ahjussi--even my tutor noticed. Because I spent so much time translating stuff I was forced to learn lots of new words and vocab. So give it a shot! I'm having My Ahjussi blues now...ahhh....
  7. It's way past my bedtime but I just had to hop on here for a second after reading this. I don't mean to blow my own trumpet but ahem, ahem, have you read my story? https://archiveofourown.org/works/14713524/ The script is just awesome and giving me all the feels. I promise to do some translations. Not now because I'm working on a few other things, but soon, I promise.
  8. Yes of course. Feel free to reshare from my Twitter or Insta. I will post more, just swamped with other writing commitments at the moment. I haven't even had time to watch the making-of DVDs yet. And I don't think there's subtitles @sadiesmith my Korean's passable but not thaaat good yet. I didn't even realise there were autographs! I will check later. Honestly I don't really care for the other stuff (my husband saw it and calls it my "altar", haha), all I wanted was the script, the rest is a bonus
  9. It's here! My package arrived yesterday. And it contains 2 thick DVD folios: one is episodes 1-16, the second is all special material: BTS, makings of, interviews....I can't wait to start watching but I'm also swamped with work at the moment. I did however dive straight into the script and I couldn't stop reading! I'll try to translate a few key scenes at some point but here's my take so far: the script is really understated! It's as thick as a brick and reads just like a novel. With just a few key sentences--Park Hae Young manages to convey the mood and feeling of the scene. She is such a gifted writer and I'm so in awe. Also--was it in the Japanese interview? I can confirm that I've never seen a script with so many "..." "?" "!" - man it must have been quite a challenge for the directors and actors. Like Park Dong Hoon literally has tons of lines that go like this Dong Hoon: ! Dong Hoon: ... Dong Hoon: ? I can also confirm that the "expressions of love" scenes are deliberately understated (unlike Her Private Life lol). But as a writer and reader--come on. This is love. It can only be love. In fact it also seems clear to me in many respects that the directing and acting teams added on elements not in the script to show the unspoken love between Dong Hoon and Ji An. More later, when I have more time!
  10. Complaining about Yes24 online may have had some use: I just got an alert from DHL that my package is on the way!
  11. I'm drooling! No, I haven't gotten mine yet and Yes24 customer service is terrible! Has anyone who ordered from overseas got their order yet? In other news, Parasite just won the Palm d'Or at Cannes!!! (That's the new Lee Seon Kyun film with Song Kang Ho). The first damned Korean film to win the most prestigious film award in the western world!! Damned proud!
  12. LSK says in this interview -- "this was the first time in my life so many people around me loved a drama I acted in. I actually had friends in tears calling me about it." The earlier translation posted by IU fan account is also a little off. IU also says that the line really made her think about her role, about her relationship to these older people around her, like "why would someone like Ji An say something like this"? And that helped her really understand Ji An. They both praised Park Hae Young for writing such amazing dialogue.
  13. Looking forward to tonight's awards! I'm going to a dinner party but will check my phone surreptitiously... Sorry for the radio silence! I lost access to my account (forgot password) and then got locked out and it was a bit troublesome to get back on here... I have a joke to share @chickfactor checked out Light in Your Eyes like you recommended and it was sooo slooww but sooo beautifully filmed and halfway through the episode I was wondering why is it so preachy and giving me all these conclusions so I paused and.... my husband had played the last episode first instead of the first episode!
  14. Thanks for the shout out! I just saw your post, I will check it out...
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