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  1. @leedonghaek that place is one of several moon villages in Korea. It’s called a moon village because it’s on a hilltop and can be used to view the moon easily. 


    The most popular mural in that village is the “Before I die” mural which is part of a worldwide artistic movement, 75 countries have participated in this projects. People write their hopes and aspirations on that wall.


    I think that wall mural is similar to that wall in Cuba, so it would make sense for them to shoot there.


    The layers of meaning in this drama .. mind blown... again. 



    @utkim @stardustvoid the moon.... again.


    @gumtaek I will try my best, just hope the stream holds up. 

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  2. 3 hours ago, sugarbunnee said:

    The brand uses a PR agency in the US and they might be the ones running the account. They rep a bunch of different beauty brands which would explain why it’s all over the place. They really need someone dedicated to Sulwhasoo. I think this may account for their slow growth in the US market even though their products are actually really good.


    I wish they would do a promo with Hye Kyo in NYC. I would definitely go and promote it as well. Sulwhasoo invited me to a brand event in NYC last month but it was something hosted by these local bloggers and let’s just say they are from aspirational. I did not attend.


    I figured as much, I think that same agency handles all the AP pacific brands which is why the AP - US IG account is also such a mess. 


    I think Sulwhasoo’s brand concept/quality could be compared to SK-II but despite being a billion dollar line Sulwhasoo unlike SK-II doesn’t seem to believe in celebrity ambassadors and promotional activities until last year. I think Kyo being the rare combination of an A+ list actress, extremely gorgeous natural beauty, hallyu star and having a massive sns following made her the natural choice for Sulwhasoo. Having done only two events for Sulwhasoo since becoming their muse one in Korea and the other in HK, it would make so much more sense to have her go to markets where the brand isn’t popular already like the US. More people in the west seem to be curious about k- beauty so they should push and promote like now



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  3. I wanted to post something and see what everyone thought but I’m going to wait till the drama gets over so that we have something to discuss after (dreaded) Thursday. <edit - nothing bad, just something about the drama>


    @bubblechoco will you be doing live recaps? If you are then I might pass on live recaps this time, last 4 episodes I keep getting kicked off the stream. :tears:


    @stardustvoid :tears::tears::tears:



    @dukesa1122 Thanks, I’m fine just bummed out that the drama is getting over. 


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  4. @dukesa1122 I was too depressed to post here, the thread reminds me that it’s the last week.


    @bebebisous33 yes, I thought the same after the first episode. There is so much focus on her consumption of sleeping pills that the possibility cannot be ignored. Don’t you think that the show suggests SH suffering from depression, it’s sort of implied but not yet confirmed. Someone suffering from depression could overdose on medicine without intending to kill themselves.


    In high school someone in the year above me overdosed on sleeping pills and was discovered dead by his mother the next morning. Turns out he was suffering from depression, he also had a bad case of insomnia which was aggravated by his depression. :tears:


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    Lim Hyoseon has joined the rest of the drama team to play with our heads. <_< 



    Does the cross  mean that they are wedded in the eyes of god?


    Or is it symbolic of sacrifice- crucifiction where SH-JH will be wrongfully blamed and have to sacrifice their love.  


    The cross is also placed as a tombstone above Christian burial sites, the angle of the picture here looks like it’s above JH.


    have some pity on us BF team and stop playing with our heads, we’ve been so good.





    I so know that’s we are getting a happy ending so stop this!!! 

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  6. 13 minutes ago, sugarbunnee said:


    Okay I mentioned her global influence, the success of Encounter and the fact that she's up to 9M on Insta in my note. I follow Sulwhasoo US on Insta and it's like they really should be leveraging her image more. I hope it gets back to the brand.


    IA and  they should invite her to do a promotional activity in either NYC or LA.   


    The person in charge of the sulwhasoo US account is a mess, the official US account follows korean artists who endorse products for a rival company. :crazy: Extremely unprofessional.


    The other sulwhasoo accounts only follow Kyo, celebrities/influencers from their respective countries and other sulwhasoo accounts. 

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  7. The writers are really playing with our heads, I think they must have read the posts about it all being a dream. 


    SH is reading Little Prince in the bookstore but JH is reading a different book, it’s Alice through the looking glass.





    During their date there is a scene where they both show the books in their hands to the other person. 




    Could this be the director’s way of revealing their true nature? SH the sad little prince and is JH the confused Alice? 


    The story ends with Alice recalling the speculation of the Tweedle brothers, that everything may have been a dream of the Red King, and that Alice might herself be no more than a figment of his imagination. The book ends with the line "Life, what is it but a dream?"


    Which made me think if the use of butterflies in all the drama illustrations are alluding to the Butterfly dream theory, (copying some text from wiki) One of the first philosophers to question the distinction between reality and dreams was Zhuangzi, a Chinese philosopher from the 4th century BC. He phrased the problem as the well-known "Butterfly Dream,"


    “Once upon a time, I, Zhuangzi, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Zhuangzi. Soon I awakened, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man. Between a man and a butterfly there is necessarily a distinction. The transition is called the transformation of material things.”


    Or this could all be one big fake Easter egg. 


    I have so many questions and no answers, why doesn’t our writer do a sit down interview! All other drama writers usually give one before the drama ends. 

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  8. 18 minutes ago, dukesa1122 said:

    And by "incomplete" you mean ? ...... :phew:

    Because he didn’t fulfill the vows. Since they got married in a Christian ceremony, this is an example of a very typical wedding vow.


    신랑(groom's name)군, 신랑(groom's name)군은 신부(bride's name)양을 아내로 맞아 합법적인 부부가 되려고 하고있습니다. 신랑(groom's name) 군은 즐거울때나 괴로울때나, 건강할때나 그렇지않을때나, 그 어떠한 일이 있더라도 신부(bride's name) 양을 평생 사랑하고, 존중하며, 서로 위로하고 도울것을 맹세하십니까?

    Mr (groom's name). You are (groom's name) becoming the husband of (bride's name). Do you promise to love (bride's name) and respect her, take care of her, help her, in joyful times and in hard times, healthy times and sickness times, every day, for ever?


    WS arguably might have loved her, respected her, taken care of her and helped her in the best way that he could but he wasn’t there for her everyday, for ever. That vow was broken the moment he asked for a divorce as explained by SH that the divorce brought her more pain. 

    This becomes significant because while SH and JH haven’t been wedded under a religious ceremony, JH has already made the vow to be by her side every day, for ever until the end of her days. 



    If by incomplete you thought that I meant the marriage wasn’t consummated. :P They were married for a few years, it’s safe to presume that they must have at some point. :rolleyes:


    Fanboy watching encounter 


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  9. @stardustvoid fully confirmed that it was the little prince 



    @gumtaek found the painting and the artist! The painting is called “Wedding” and it’s on oil painting by the artist Lee Seunghyeon. 




    Before everyone gets excited/disappointed because of the title/gloomy nature of the painting. I think the painting is supposed to be symbolic of SH and WS’s wedding which is why it’s gifted by the ex-girlfriend, the bride has no head in the painting which shows an incomplete marriage. 


    Edit :

    this painting is available for sale if anyone wants to buy it .


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  10. 13 minutes ago, stardustvoid said:

    I think what really irked me about JH’s mum tonight was when she said that a mother’s love can never change but SH’s might. Something to that effect. I kinda get where she’s coming from but...


    It just sounded a bit possesive, I don’t know if it’s just my overall mood but it kinda rubbed me the wrong way. 


    @yonaomi123 excellent point, chingu



    ia about the possessive tone. What he said before that sort of proves that she is possessive. 


    JH: In this whole wide world there are only two women I love, you and that woman. Now you will ask me who I love more. I love you both equally, it’s just different kind of love.

    Mom : yes, it’s different JH ah. Omma’s love will not change whereas...

    JH: her love will not change either. 


    @dukesa1122 feel better!! 

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