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  1. While we're waiting for the next poll to go up, here is the fourth and last quiz on Faith. I know there are many Chingus on this site that really like Faith and/or Choi Young, so I invite you to give it a go! 1. When the King gives the Doctor from Heaven to Ki Chul for seven days, the Queen confronts her husband and compares him to what animal? 2. After Choi Young enters the court just as the King’s uncle and the Doctor are beginning to make their way to the temple to be married, what two things does he do? 3. Who asks Choi Young if his sword has become heavy? 4. At the end of the series, The Doctor from Heaven goes through the time portal to contemporary Seoul and then tries to return to where she had just left Choi Young. But instead she arrives in Goryeo 100 years before that time. From Choi Young’s perspective, how long has she been gone when they’re finally reunited? Extra credit and a rare smile from Choi Young (with dimples!): From the Doctor’s perspective, how long did she live in the earlier Goryeo period before going through the portal a final time to be reunited with Choi Young?
  2. I've been rewatching TKEM and watched the ending last night. what can I say? Every time he first appears on the screen my heart gives a special thump and I feel it down to...well, you know.!
  3. I'm going to finish up on the recent Faith quiz. Thank you to @CallieP, @Layali and @Aleumdaun for submitting answers! @Aleumdaun, a newbie on this thread, did particularly well! 1. Q: What animal does Hwa Su-in (the fire lady) use to describe Choi Young to Ki-chul after he (along with the Doctor and the young prince) escapes from her trap on Ganghwa Island? A: She’s very frustrated that she lost him as she tells Ki-chul that Choi Young is like a rat with wings. Episode 7 2. Q: Poison figures prominently in this series and the King’s uncle poisons the Heavenly Doctor not once, but twice! a. The first time, how did he poison her, and what does Choi Young have to do to get the antidote from him? b. The second time, how did he poison her, and what does Choi Young have to do to get the antidote? A: a. The first time he places poison on the paper he gives to the Doctor, who has to lick her fingers to separate the sheets from each other. To obtain the antidote, Choi Young has to obtain the Royal Seal and give it to the King’s uncle. Episode 15 b. He pricks her forearm with the poison. This was a trick question: Choi Young can’t do anything; there is no antidote for the second poison. Episode 18 3. Q: The Heavenly Doctor uses a familiar tune to help her remember the names of Goryeo kings as well as Chinese dynasties. What tune does she sing? A: Twinkle, twinkle little star. Episodes 3 and 4. 4. Q: When threatening the King’s uncle to obtain the antidote for his poisoned Imja, how many men does Choi Young tell him that he’s killed? A: He has killed so many men that he has lost count. Episode 15. A: She asks if he’s a pheasant that, when pursued by a hunter, hides its head in the sand, thinking it can’t be seen. Episode 5
  4. Here’s mine. You won’t be surprised that it’s a little heavy on Faith and CY! Favorite Overall: Faith Fav LMH Performance : CY Fav Romance : Faith Fav Look : Faith / The King Fav Action : City Hunter / Faith Fav Bromance : CY and Gongmin Fav Kiss: LBS when they’re parting Fav Crying : Heirs - he seemed so totally bereft Fav Character Overall : CY / LG Least FAV Wardrobe : Heirs Least Fav Hairdo : LBS - in both time frames Least FAV Pairing : The King Least favorite work: BH because his voice was dubbed
  5. Glad you're hangin' in there, @scrawford! I think you'll be well-rewarded.
  6. OK, Chingus, Here’s part 3 (of 4) of the “So you think you know Faith!” quiz! No one (yet) has gotten all of the answers right in the first two parts, so feel free to chime in on any or all of these questions: 1. What animal does Hwa Su-in (the fire lady) use to describe Choi Young to Ki-chul after he (along with the Doctor and the young prince) escapes from her trap on Ganghwa Island? 2. Poison figures prominently in this series and the King’s uncle poisons the Heavenly Doctor not once, but twice. a. The first time, how did he poison her, and what does Choi Young have to do to get the antidote from him? b. The second time, how did he poison her, and what does Choi Young have to do to get the antidote? 3. The Heavenly Doctor uses a familiar tune to help her remember the names of Goryeo kings as well as Chinese dynasties. What tune does she sing? 4. When threatening the King’s uncle to obtain the antidote for his poisoned Imja, how many men does Choi Young tell him that he’s killed?
  7. Yes, me too! About 2-1/2 years ago I was relatively new to kdrama and was looking for another period drama. I saw LMH on the Faith poster on Viki and said to myself, “Wow. He’s quite young but really good-looking. I’ll give it a try.” And here I am, totally stuck on Choi Young and LMH! And now Lee Gon has stolen my heart, too! Welcome to posting on the thread, and welcome also to @Bangchan!
  8. Don't we need a list like this for Kdramas, especially LMH's dramas?! Words we always hear from K-Pop songs 영원히 youngweonhi - forever 영원토록 youngweontorok - forever 믿어요 mideoyo - believe 평생 pyeongsaeng - lifetime 약속 yaksok - promise 마음 maeum - heart/mind 가슴 kaseum - chest/heart 심장 shimjang - heart 선물 seonmul - gift 마지막 majimak - last 거짓말 kojitmal - lie 제발 jebal - please 보고 싶다 bogoshipda - I miss you 별 byeol - star 행복 haengbok - happiness 바보 babo - fool/idiot 하루 haru - day 친구 chingu - friend 남자 namja - man 여자 yeoja - woman 미쳐 michyeo - crazy 나쁜 nappeun - bad 함께 hamkke - together/with 어떻게 eotteoke - how 괜찮아 gwenchana - okay 몰라 molla - I don’t know 기다려 kidaryeo - wait 하늘 haneul - sky 아직도 ajikdo - still 세상 sesang - world 집 jib - home/house 애인 ae-in - lover 언제나 eonjena - always 입술 ipsul - lips 눈 nun - eyes / snow 하지만 hajiman - but/however 지금 jigeum - now 아름다운 areumdawoon - beautiful 시간 shigan - time 처럼 cheoreom - like 할 수 있어 hal su isseo - You can do it 매일 mae-il - everyday 머리 meori - head 모두 modu - all 아침 achim - morning 밤 bam - night 오늘 oneul - today 이렇게 ireoke - like this 노래 norae - song 사랑 sarang - love https://kimbapnoona.tumblr.com/post/964804180/words-we-always-hear-from-k-pop-songs
  9. I like that I can turn the comments on and off, depending on my mood and how they're running.
  10. While we're waiting for the announcement of LMH's next project, thank you to @Heretorant, @syntyche, @CallieP and @mademoisellesia for venturing answers to the second quiz on Faith. Each of you got some of the questions right, but the stumper was what kind of pet the flute guy had. We had guesses of a bird, rat, and snake (given his character, I completely understand the rat and snake!). Here are the answers and the Faith episodes where they can be found: 1. Q: Cheon Eum-ja, otherwise known as the white-haired flute guy, has what kind of pet? A: He's seen holding and petting a white cat with folded ears. Episode 5 2. Q: When the Imja couple is at the Ganghwa Island Governor’s compound, what does the Doctor tell Choi Young about why she’s giving him a flower? A: She likes its fragrance and hopes it helps cover the smell of blood on him. Episode 7 3. Q: a) What does the King call the two leaders of the Suribang? b) What is Choi Young’s relationship with them? A: a) The Manbo siblings. Episode 10. b) They are Choi Young's pledged aunt and uncle. They had been good friends with his master in the Red Crescent Moon army. Episode 9 [Special kudos to @mademoisellesiawho even gave the romanized Korean name for their relationship: "Sha-suk".] 4. Q: Choi Young is accused of accepting a bribe of how much money? A: 500 nyang. Choi Young is not only outraged by the accusation itself, he’s also disgusted that they think he could be bribed for such a small amount of money. Episode 13
  11. Another favorite scene of mine. If you watch the whole scene, you see his face go from frustrated rage, to bowing his head in defeat, to looking up and hoping for some inkling of connection with Imja, to looking down again as he realizes he's all alone in this, to an ironic smile acknowledging how cleverly he was trapped. All that with no dialogue. And this after the terrifically well-acted scene when his heart is torn in two because of the prince and is then rejected by Imja. I LOVE episode 7 of Faith. And I'll add my endorsement to Viki. I'm actually a little worried about them with Netflix coming on so strong with Korean programming. If you love watching Asian TV, I highly recommend spending a little dough on a subscription to Viki. They have a good rating system and there's even a learning mode where you can learn Korean from subtitles.
  12. Hmmm. I have a hard time thinking about a preference for an LMH role. I liked the fugitive idea, but with his height and stellar good looks, he stands out in a crowd so much I think he'd get caught pretty quickly. Ditto the refugee role - he'd stand out so much someone would come to his rescue pretty quick. I know I sure would! I'd like to see him in a darker role, perhaps a brilliant criminal or terrorist who finally has to pay the ultimate price for his crimes. ( I know, don't hate me!). Or perhaps someone with serious mental issues, a sociopath perhaps. Or maybe a crooked politician. He'd be great as a politician because it would be easy to show voters attracted by his personal charisma. Or with his looks, maybe as a gigolo - a bit racy for Korean TV though. I'm thinking Richard Gere in American Gigolo. Maybe Netflix or cable. Lastly I'd love to see him in another historical drama in a gray role (both good and bad), but NOT from the Josean era. Can't stand the men's headwear of that era: I need to see those flowing locks!
  13. I believe the 8 letters videos were toward the end of his MS, revving up fans again.
  14. I think I was able to live with the Faith ending because there had been several wonderful hugs in the series (Eps. 14, 17, 18, 24), so at least I got to see those! They must all have been exhausted from the schedule and the heat. LMH talked about how it was one of the hottest summers ever in Korea, and there he was wearing heavy armor much of the time, including in the last scene. I also thought at the beginning LMH looked too young for the role, and to me he looked even younger in the middle part with his hair bound up on one side. But as CY continues to grow personally in the latter part of the series, his 3rd hairstyle makes him look more mature (starting in Ep 19). Also, in that time period, people often didn't live past age 35 or so. Nobody, but nobody, has eyes like LMH! And he uses them to great effect in everything he does, portraying vulnerability, sweetness, fierceness, determination, etc., etc. They just kill me.