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I have also started to watch the new crops, among all miss hammurabi is quite good, which is a given, since it's an adaptation of a book. But about time is quite fast paced and I can't warm up to the typical romance tropes right now after the adaptation to the slow pacing and deeper insights from 'My Ahjussi'. I miss their train journeys, walk into the alleys and the conversations in the divorced guy's cafe. I miss park dong hoon's slow walks as well. :D Also, should I add, that last run to catch the bus together was brilliant? I think we got everything kind of that we wished for, a hug, both running for each other, both running together, both confessing their feelings for each other. So no wonder there was collective disappointment, the slow build raised our expectation haha.

I don't know, I will probably start rewatching soon. I am not yet ready to let this drama go :'(. How I wish we had a second season!

PS: With the new trend of Japanese adaptation of kdramas, I won't be surprised if my ahjussi gets a Japanese remake. I would be curious to see if they add more romance haha.

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@akhenaten said: I really hope so. Their acting here (My Ajusshi), the writing and the directing was one for the books. I haven’t watched Something In The Rain but from the little that I’ve read and seen, I honestly don’t think it’s award material, unless the criteria is different. Sorry to those who love this drama. No offense meant. :)

@justamom

 

this reader says:  THERE IS Something in the Rain....with this song...(and it's not about Bap, food, or Noona):

 

Here comes MY AJUSSHI
 coming into my head like a memory
 coming into my soul like a new emotion

 

I want to walk in the crisp cold night
 I want to hear your deep whisper
 want to feel your emotion
 I'm tearing with you?

Ajushi talk to me
 like Chin-gu do
 Walk with me
 like Chin-gu do
 Breath with me
 like Chin-gu do

 

Here comes MY AJUSSHI
 entering my heart like a mystery
 tearing me apart with new emotion

 

I want to breathe in the open wind
 I want to BLANK like lovers do
 want to dive into your ocean
 Am I obsessed with you?

Ajusshi talk to me
 Like lovers do
 Eat with me
 like lovers do
 Smile to me
 like lovers do

 

Ajusshi talk to me
 like lovers do

 

(Here comes again)

 

Here comes MY AJUSSHI
 coming into my headset through my cell phone
 entering  my heart with a new emotion
( Here he goes again, here he goes again)

 

I want to run in the freezing wind
 I want to BLANK like lovers do
 want to dive into your ocean
 Am I taken by you?

 

Here comes MY AJUSSHI
 coming into my head like a memory
 entering  my soul with a new emotion
( Here he goes again, here he goes again)

 

I want to breathe in the open wind
 I want to BLANK like lovers do
 want to dive into your ocean
 Am I bewitched by you?

 

ORIGINAL

Here comes the rain again
 Falling on my head like a memory
 Falling on my head like a new emotion

I want to walk in the open wind
 I want to talk like lovers do
 want to dive into your ocean
 Is it raining with you?

So baby talk to me
 Like lovers do
 Walk with me
 Like lovers do
 Talk to me
 Like lovers do

Here comes the rain again
 Raining in my hand like a tragedy
 Tearing me apart like a new emotion

I want to breathe in the open wind 
 I want to kiss like lovers do
 want to dive into your ocean
 Is it raining with you?

So baby talk to me
 Like lovers do
 Walk with me
 Like lovers do
 Talk to me
 Like lovers do

So baby talk to me
 Like lovers do

Here comes again

Here comes the rain again
 Falling on my head like a memory
 Falling on my head like a new emotion
 Here it goes again, here it goes again

I want to walk in the open wind
 I want to talk like lovers do
 want to dive into your ocean
 Is it rainin' with you?

Here comes the rain again
 falling on my head like a memory
 falling on my head like e new emotion

I want to walk in the open wind
 I want to talk like lovers do
 want to dive into your ocean
 Is it raining with you?

Here comes the rain again...
 falling on my head like a memory
 falling on my head like a new emotion

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Is the area that DH and the gang live called Hoogye/Hoogae?

 

The first time I heard the word in the drama, it sounded very familiar to me, especially when written in the subs. It's been bugging me since then... so anyway, today I'm doing research for my story that is quickly going nowhere :ph34r: ..... I go to Pintrest for inspiration. As I search for "creating intimacy" I see "Hygge" in one of the pins.

 

Hoogye? Hygge? I realise that this is why Hoogae looked and sounded familiar to me. I had seen a video where Oprah interviewed women in Copenhagen. They told her about this phenomenon.

 

Hygge is a Danish concept of happiness (pronounced as Hoo-ga). there's even a research institute to promote it as a Danish cultural trait. It is variously described as:

 

a) A calm comfortable time with people you love, a complete absence of frustrations or anything emotionally overwhelming. Often enjoyed with good food and drinks, warm blankets and candlelight. 

 

b. a deep sense of place and wellbeing; a feeling of friendship, warmth, contentment, and peace with your immediate surroundings.

 

c. the art of building a sanctuary and community, inviting closeness and paying attention to what makes us feel open hearted and alive.... to create wellbeing, connection and warmth.

 

Now I am not saying the writer used this concept in her work, but I was struck by the similarity. Does art imitate life? Did she adapt some of the ideas?

 

I mean, look at this picture below..... (if it is not clear you can see more images here and here. )This is JA and DH and the neighbourhood gang!! I might be stretching things... but some of the items in the manifesto sound a lot like what DH and JA were to one another...

 

- gratitude - all those "thank you's"

- equality

- togetherness

-shelter - this is described in the poster below as "this is your tribe. this is a place of peace and security."

 

DH and JA drink and eat together, DH and JA are grateful to one another, DH and JA are one another's shelter, DH was most comfortable in this Hoogye place..... is this Hoogye their comfort?

 

 

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Meanwhile, my story is still going downhill.....

 

I have also been wondering why the writer took time off from writing this drama to write Another Oh Hae Young... especially since she abandoned the project at episode 4....

 

maybe she hit one of those writer's blocks that you get when you are writing about "controversial"  or "extreme" material... Your conscience and the story need time to reconcile... or you just hit a dead end in your brain....

 

I think she diverted her attention and wrote Another Oh Hae Young to give her brain time to process the story. AOHY is basically the same thing... a male lead who's an engineer, sound as a character, illegal activity by one of the leads....

 

Just wondering about her thought process...

 

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I finished watching My Spring Days,  so I'm rewatching My Mister.... cannot. Move. on. 

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I don't know if anyone mentioned this before, but I was going through the DC Inside forums and thought this was really interesting.

 

Everyone remembers the persimmons (some subs called them tomatoes for some reason) that JA kept buying for her grandma and leaving behind, right? Someone brought up an interesting point about how in media, something red is often placed to represent the red string of fate (e.g. the red scarf from Goblin).

In My Ahjussi, persimmons took that role. Persimmons look more orange than red to me, but they're usually considered red in Korean culture (like how green traffic lights are called 'blue' even though they're clearly not).

 

The first time JA and DH met in the store, DH grabbed the persimmons she took out and ran out to try and give them to her but couldn't find her.

Then, when she was hit by a bike and dropped her persimmons, DH grabbed them and chased after her again. That was the episode he found out about her grandma, told her "you are a good person", the first time JA started to open her heart to him, and the reason he started to willingly spend time with her. So in a sense, the persimmons (fate) were what brought them together.

 

I thought this was really interesting because I'd noticed persimmons kept appearing in the earlier episodes and thought they had to have some meaning but couldn't guess what.

 

Here's the link to the post if anyone can read Korean and wants to read it for yourself:

http://gall.dcinside.com/board/view/?id=mymister&no=52584&page=2

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4 minutes ago, rellea said:

I don't know if anyone mentioned this before, but I was going through the DC Inside forums and thought this was really interesting.

 

Everyone remembers the persimmons (some subs called them tomatoes for some reason) that JA kept buying for her grandma and leaving behind, right? Someone brought up an interesting point about how in media, something red is often placed to represent the red string of fate (e.g. the red scarf from Goblin).

In My Ahjussi, persimmons took that role. Persimmons look more orange than red to me, but they're usually considered red in Korean culture (like how green traffic lights are called 'blue' even though they're clearly not).

 

The first time JA and DH met in the store, DH grabbed the persimmons she took out and ran out to try and give them to her but couldn't find her.

Then, when she was hit by a bike and dropped her persimmons, DH grabbed them and chased after her again. That was the episode he found out about her grandma, told her "you are a good person", the first time JA started to open her heart to him, and the reason he started to willingly spend time with her. So in a sense, the persimmons (fate) were what brought them together.

 

I thought this was really interesting because I'd noticed persimmons kept appearing in the earlier episodes and thought they had to have some meaning but couldn't guess what.

 

Here's the link to the post if anyone can read Korean and wants to read it for yourself:

http://gall.dcinside.com/board/view/?id=mymister&no=52584&page=2

@rellea  comments about red persimmons and fate.

 

this reader always like persimmons (the hard fuyu type).  One time almost cracks a tooth on a seed... guess that is fate also...!

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After My Ahjussi there is nothing that I like, but even though it will be difficult to find something so good. Could someone recommend something interesting to me?

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2 hours ago, africandramalover said:

Is the area that DH and the gang live called Hoogye/Hoogae?

 

The first time I heard the word in the drama, it sounded very familiar to me, especially when written in the subs. It's been bugging me since then... so anyway, today I'm doing research for my story that is quickly going nowhere :ph34r: ..... I go to Pintrest for inspiration. As I search for "creating intimacy" I see "Hygge" in one of the pins.

 

Hoogye? Hygge? I realise that this is why Hoogae looked and sounded familiar to me. I had seen a video where Oprah interviewed women in Copenhagen. They told her about this phenomenon.

 

Hygge is a Danish concept of happiness (pronounced as Hoo-ga). there's even a research institute to promote it as a Danish cultural trait. It is variously described as:

 

a) A calm comfortable time with people you love, a complete absence of frustrations or anything emotionally overwhelming. Often enjoyed with good food and drinks, warm blankets and candlelight. 

 

b. a deep sense of place and wellbeing; a feeling of friendship, warmth, contentment, and peace with your immediate surroundings.

 

c. the art of building a sanctuary and community, inviting closeness and paying attention to what makes us feel open hearted and alive.... to create wellbeing, connection and warmth.

 

Now I am not saying the writer used this concept in her work, but I was struck by the similarity. Does art imitate life? Did she adapt some of the ideas?

 

I mean, look at this picture below..... (if it is not clear you can see more images here and here. )This is JA and DH and the neighbourhood gang!! I might be stretching things... but some of the items in the manifesto sound a lot like what DH and JA were to one another...

 

- gratitude - all those "thank you's"

- equality

- togetherness

-shelter - this is described in the poster below as "this is your tribe. this is a place of peace and security."

 

DH and JA drink and eat together, DH and JA are grateful to one another, DH and JA are one another's shelter, DH was most comfortable in this Hoogye place..... is this Hoogye their comfort?

 

My story is still going downhill.....

 

I have also been wondering why the writer took time off from writing this drama to write Another Oh Hae Young... especially since she abandoned the project at episode 4....

 

maybe she hit one of those writer's blocks that you get when you are writing about "controversial"  or "extreme" material... Your conscience and the story need time to reconcile... or you just hit a dead end in your brain....

 

I think she diverted her attention and wrote Another Oh Hae Young to give her brain time to process the story. AOHY is basically the same thing... a male lead who's an engineer, sound as a character, illegal activity by one of the leads....

 

Just wondering about her thought process...

 

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I finished watching My Spring Days,  so I'm rewatching My Mister.... cannot. Move. on. 

 

@africandramalover, what a finding and thank you for sharing it with us.  Didn't someone say the name Hyooge and this neighborhood are all fictional?  I won't be surprised at all if the writer did get her inspiration from this Danish concept.  If I am not mistaken, the TV show about watching fire, the one that the Chairman talked about, was also a Scandinavian show?  I tried to dig up the name but to no avail.

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On 5/24/2018 at 2:28 PM, anipanch said:

@sadiesmith haha actually I've read that LSK doesn't like participating in intimate scenes after getting married :unsure: It kinda disappointed me but well, man has his priorities XD Although he still has some racy scenes in movies, so he can't say no entirely

I’m sure he’ll do it if the role calls for it. In a recent movie, A Special Lady, he is a gangster/assassin obsessively in love with an older woman, and has meaningless sex with a younger woman.

 

Here’s a clip (warning - graphic language and sexual situations).

 

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Hello all, more shout outs:

 

@akhenaten your take on the fact that the controversies were a blessing in disguise so that JA and DH's feelings had to be expressed subtly was right on target! So was your comment on the time skip.

 

@ccl82 your obsessing about the time jump comments are what I believe. I also appreciate your later comments about shipping DH and JA

 

@ninaanin your explaining the ending and your comments of the 'sad face' and your boyfriend now husband gave me hope for good things for DH and JA.

 

@anipanch and @timidjock0819 both of your comments regarding the special  onscreen chemistry between LSG and LJE were totally appreciated by me.

 

@fauna your take on DH's feelings for JA being expressed through 3rd parties like JY is a very good observation.

 

@tiger457_stv your remarks about JA's persistence leading to fireworks between her and DH are my thoughts too!

 

@africandramalover and @justamom your thoughts that DH and JA can only have each other and can only be together not with anyone else rings so true! They can't be with anyone else and be happy.

 

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9 hours ago, rellea said:

I don't know if anyone mentioned this before, but I was going through the DC Inside forums and thought this was really interesting.

 

Everyone remembers the persimmons (some subs called them tomatoes for some reason) that JA kept buying for her grandma and leaving behind, right? Someone brought up an interesting point about how in media, something red is often placed to represent the red string of fate (e.g. the red scarf from Goblin).

In My Ahjussi, persimmons took that role. Persimmons look more orange than red to me, but they're usually considered red in Korean culture (like how green traffic lights are called 'blue' even though they're clearly not).

 

The first time JA and DH met in the store, DH grabbed the persimmons she took out and ran out to try and give them to her but couldn't find her.

Then, when she was hit by a bike and dropped her persimmons, DH grabbed them and chased after her again. That was the episode he found out about her grandma, told her "you are a good person", the first time JA started to open her heart to him, and the reason he started to willingly spend time with her. So in a sense, the persimmons (fate) were what brought them together.

 

I thought this was really interesting because I'd noticed persimmons kept appearing in the earlier episodes and thought they had to have some meaning but couldn't guess what.

 

Here's the link to the post if anyone can read Korean and wants to read it for yourself:

http://gall.dcinside.com/board/view/?id=mymister&no=52584&page=2

 

@rellea, thank you for sharing that insight from DCinside.  It somehow makes me very happy that Korean viewers are as obsessed about the details of this show as we are here.  A few pages back (I can't find it anymore) someone pointed out that in Buddhism the persimmon fruit is a symbol for transformation, from bitter to sweet.  The change within a persimmon is just like the transformation in Ji An, from a cold, ruthless person to someone with love and compassion, and she was only able to do that through the kindness of a morally upright person.  Here, I am going to copy from this page:

 http://mystickorea.blogspot.com/2012/09/persimmon-and-its-significance-among.html

 

Persimmon , or  “gam”, is a Buddhist symbol of transformation. Before the persimmon is ripe, it’s green and very bitter. But, it changes its color to a vibrant orange and is very sweet when ripe. This “bitter to sweet” symbolic fruit is mostly eaten when ripe.

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 Even in the Food Culture of the "Jongga Ancestral Rituals",  Persimmon fruit is consider as one of the important ritual food or fruits. According to the scriptures, it is because if you plant the seed of a persimmon, the resulting tree will produce only small-size, astringent fruit. As such, it is necessary to take a branch from that tree, after three to five years, and graft it onto another persimmon tree in order to produce high-quality fruit. The persimmon tree is used as a metaphor for the fact that people must undergo education so that they can become proper members of society.

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Wow, y'all are amazing. It turns out Hoo-Gye-dong is a fictional place!

 

I would have never thought to look this up:

 

http://news.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2018/04/23/2018042301196.html

 

"One call, and 100 will come" - Najusshi's Warm Hoo-Gye-dong people

 

A warm and cheerful place that only exists in "My Ahjussi," the people of Hoo-Gye-dong gently moved the viewers. Never mind the whole neighborhood, people often don't know their next door neighbors these days. But sharing with your neighbors your unremarkable daily life and to cry and laugh with them, it is fragrant like perfume.

 

"My Ahjussi" which is the story of plain people who use all their strength to endure the world, and has elicited strong sympathy from viewers. In this show, there is a neighborhood that feels like it really exists somewhere in this world, and so you want to see it for real. It may be worn-out and humble but it is full of "sticky" affection, that is Hoo-Gye-dong.

 

It is where the three ahjussi brothers were born and raised, it is said to exist at the "mouth" of Seoul, and it is where 'ruined people' live. At some point, they were vice-chairman of a bank, chief of an auto research division, board member of a pharmaceutical company - they had times when they were very successful. But now, they are middle-aged, and they work supplying towels to a motel, import mudfish, or operate a cleaning business. In the evenings, they gather at "Jung-Hee's" and talk about trivial things and work out the difficulties of their days. Whenever they have time, they wear jackets that say "Hoo-Gye Soccer Club" and walk around as a team, earning the complaints of their wives. But they are somehow never hateful, and their "stickiness" makes you envious.

 

In Ep. 10, when Dong-Hoon was was beaten up Kwang-Il, seeing how enraged the Hoo-Gye-dong people became and ran in the middle of the night elicited joyful laughter. Whatever the reason was, based on a single fact that someone hit Dong-Hoon got everyone to shout, hopping mad, "Who did this? Just wait until we catch him." And when a police car with sirens approached, they said, "he can't go to the police station, this is an important time at his work," and they shielded him with their bodies. When Dong-Hoon made the excuse that someone bumped into him and cursed at him, so he fought with him, they didn't question him further, even though it didn't sound like him. Instead, they concentrated on how to make excuses for his mother and his wife. It may seem childish, but we felt the affection and loyalty.

 

Perhaps this is why. This is the day when Dong-Hoon told Ji-An, "If Kwang-Il gives you a hard time, then call me. There are many people who will come to help with just one call. Call at any time. 100 people would come." That their fathers were friends and all attended the same elementary school, and everyone knows each other - that is perhaps not the only reason. And it's not as if they can solve the problem like extremely capable people, or a hero. But Dong-Hoon, who grew up in this neighborhood since birth, knows that when he is having the most difficult time, knowing that someone who will get even angrier on his behalf, and curse someone out for him, and be on his side - he knows how comforting that is. And he felt that that was what Ji-An needed most.

 

This is a neighborhood in which warm people gather and endure the harsh world together. When they begin the day early in the morning, they shout "fighting" for you, and will drink with you until late, and share trivial talk with you. Yu-Ra, who feared failure realized here that failure is okay. It made you look forward to when Ji-An, a "rigid person" would one day come here to relax. This space that feels like a fantasy, it makes you want to live in this neighborhood.

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49 minutes ago, chickfactor said:

Wow, y'all are amazing. It turns out Hoo-Gye-dong is a fictional place!

 

I would have never thought to look this up:

 

http://news.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2018/04/23/2018042301196.html

 

"One call, and 100 will come" - Najusshi's Warm Hoo-Gye-dong people

 

A warm and cheerful place that only exists in "My Ahjussi," the people of Hoo-Gye-dong gently moved the viewers. Never mind the whole neighborhood, people often don't know their next door neighbors these days. But sharing with your neighbors your unremarkable daily life and to cry and laugh with them, it is fragrant like perfume.

 

"My Ahjussi" which is the story of plain people who use all their strength to endure the world, and has elicited strong sympathy from viewers. In this show, there is a neighborhood that feels like it really exists somewhere in this world, and so you want to see it for real. It may be worn-out and humble but it is full of "sticky" affection, that is Hoo-Gye-dong.

 

It is where the three ahjussi brothers were born and raised, it is said to exist at the "mouth" of Seoul, and it is where 'ruined people' live. At some point, they were vice-chairman of a bank, chief of an auto research division, board member of a pharmaceutical company - they had times when they were very successful. But now, they are middle-aged, and they work supplying towels to a motel, import mudfish, or operate a cleaning business. In the evenings, they gather at "Jung-Hee's" and talk about trivial things and work out the difficulties of their days. Whenever they have time, they wear jackets that say "Hoo-Gye Soccer Club" and walk around as a team, earning the complaints of their wives. But they are somehow never hateful, and their "stickiness" makes you envious.

 

In Ep. 10, when Dong-Hoon was was beaten up Kwang-Il, seeing how enraged the Hoo-Gye-dong people became and ran in the middle of the night elicited joyful laughter. Whatever the reason was, based on a single fact that someone hit Dong-Hoon got everyone to shout, hopping mad, "Who did this? Just wait until we catch him." And when a police car with sirens approached, they said, "he can't go to the police station, this is an important time at his work," and they shielded him with their bodies. When Dong-Hoon made the excuse that someone bumped into him and cursed at him, so he fought with him, they didn't question him further, even though it didn't sound like him. Instead, they concentrated on how to make excuses for his mother and his wife. It may seem childish, but we felt the affection and loyalty.

 

Perhaps this is why. This is the day when Dong-Hoon told Ji-An, "If Kwang-Il gives you a hard time, then call me. There are many people who will come to help with just one call. Call at any time. 100 people would come." That their fathers were friends and all attended the same elementary school, and everyone knows each other - that is perhaps not the only reason. And it's not as if they can solve the problem like extremely capable people, or a hero. But Dong-Hoon, who grew up in this neighborhood since birth, knows that when he is having the most difficult time, knowing that someone who will get even angrier on his behalf, and curse someone out for him, and be on his side - he knows how comforting that is. And he felt that that was what Ji-An needed most.

 

This is a neighborhood in which warm people gather and endure the harsh world together. When they begin the day early in the morning, they shout "fighting" for you, and will drink with you until late, and share trivial talk with you. Yu-Ra, who feared failure realized here that failure is okay. It made you look forward to when Ji-An, a "rigid person" would one day come here to relax. This space that feels like a fantasy, it makes you want to live in this neighborhood.

@chickfactor Hogye-dong is one of three townships named hogye-dong 1, 2, 3  in the City of Anyang, Gyeonggi Province,  a satellite City of Seoul,  approximately 21km south of Seoul... It is connected by seoul subway line 1, and 4.  It is line 4 which is used by Ajusshi and Ji-an to travel to and from work.   the township does exist.

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35 minutes ago, chickfactor said:

Wow, y'all are amazing. It turns out Hoo-Gye-dong is a fictional place!

 

I would have never thought to look this up:

 

http://news.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2018/04/23/2018042301196.html

 

"One call, and 100 will come" - Najusshi's Warm Hoo-Gye-dong people

 

A warm and cheerful place that only exists in "My Ahjussi," the people of Hoo-Gye-dong gently moved the viewers. Never mind the whole neighborhood, people often don't know their next door neighbors these days. But sharing with your neighbors your unremarkable daily life and to cry and laugh with them, it is fragrant like perfume.

 

"My Ahjussi" which is the story of plain people who use all their strength to endure the world, and has elicited strong sympathy from viewers. In this show, there is a neighborhood that feels like it really exists somewhere in this world, and so you want to see it for real. It may be worn-out and humble but it is full of "sticky" affection, that is Hoo-Gye-dong.

 

It is where the three ahjussi brothers were born and raised, it is said to exist at the "mouth" of Seoul, and it is where 'ruined people' live. At some point, they were vice-chairman of a bank, chief of an auto research division, board member of a pharmaceutical company - they had times when they were very successful. But now, they are middle-aged, and they work supplying towels to a motel, import mudfish, or operate a cleaning business. In the evenings, they gather at "Jung-Hee's" and talk about trivial things and work out the difficulties of their days. Whenever they have time, they wear jackets that say "Hoo-Gye Soccer Club" and walk around as a team, earning the complaints of their wives. But they are somehow never hateful, and their "stickiness" makes you envious.

 

In Ep. 10, when Dong-Hoon was was beaten up Kwang-Il, seeing how enraged the Hoo-Gye-dong people became and ran in the middle of the night elicited joyful laughter. Whatever the reason was, based on a single fact that someone hit Dong-Hoon got everyone to shout, hopping mad, "Who did this? Just wait until we catch him." And when a police car with sirens approached, they said, "he can't go to the police station, this is an important time at his work," and they shielded him with their bodies. When Dong-Hoon made the excuse that someone bumped into him and cursed at him, so he fought with him, they didn't question him further, even though it didn't sound like him. Instead, they concentrated on how to make excuses for his mother and his wife. It may seem childish, but we felt the affection and loyalty.

 

Perhaps this is why. This is the day when Dong-Hoon told Ji-An, "If Kwang-Il gives you a hard time, then call me. There are many people who will come to help with just one call. Call at any time. 100 people would come." That their fathers were friends and all attended the same elementary school, and everyone knows each other - that is perhaps not the only reason. And it's not as if they can solve the problem like extremely capable people, or a hero. But Dong-Hoon, who grew up in this neighborhood since birth, knows that when he is having the most difficult time, knowing that someone who will get even angrier on his behalf, and curse someone out for him, and be on his side - he knows how comforting that is. And he felt that that was what Ji-An needed most.

 

This is a neighborhood in which warm people gather and endure the harsh world together. When they begin the day early in the morning, they shout "fighting" for you, and will drink with you until late, and share trivial talk with you. Yu-Ra, who feared failure realized here that failure is okay. It made you look forward to when Ji-An, a "rigid person" would one day come here to relax. This space that feels like a fantasy, it makes you want to live in this neighborhood.

 

 

Thank you for translating that lovely article.  I am never going to stop crying at the never-ending depth and beauty of this drama.  And to think that this treasure is accessible merely by the touch of a button just leaves me speechless.  Writer Park Hae Young and Director KWS had better win those awards next year.

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46 minutes ago, tiger457_stv said:

@chickfactor Hogye-dong is one of three townships named hogye-dong 1, 2, 3  in the City of Anyang, Gyeonggi Province,  a satellite City of Seoul,  approximately 21km south of Seoul... It is connected by seoul subway line 1, and 4.  It is line 4 which is used by Ajusshi and Ji-an to travel to and from work.   the township does exist.

 

That is 계동

 

In the show, it's 계동

 

Not the same place. :)

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IU fans - did you see this? share your love and let other chingus here know about her voice... also any other artists that you love that chingus may not be aware of....

 

 

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Is anyone else getting withdrawal symptoms after watching this ? I can’t get myself to watch any other Kdrama for now since I can’t let this go yet !!! The long gazes, the slow build up of their relantioship was so beautiful that any drama I watch after this will start feeling cheesy. 

Guess it is going to take long time for me to get over my ajhussi. I have already watched it twice and still seem to be stuck with it. The title soundtrack is on repeat on my playlist. 

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10 hours ago, nhara said:

After My Ahjussi there is nothing that I like, but even though it will be difficult to find something so good. Could someone recommend something interesting to me?

 

21 minutes ago, t123han said:

Is anyone else getting withdrawal symptoms after watching this ? I can’t get myself to watch any other Kdrama for now since I can’t let this go yet !!! The long gazes, the slow build up of their relantioship was so beautiful that any drama I watch after this will start feeling cheesy. 

Guess it is going to take long time for me to get over my ajhussi. I have already watched it twice and still seem to be stuck with it. The title soundtrack is on repeat on my playlist. 

 

I think it's safe to say those of us who are still hanging around here are experiencing some kind of withdrawal symptoms.  :D

 

To @nhara and @t123han and others who are looking for a new show to watch, may I make a drama recommendation that is a little bit unusual?  If you don't want cheesy story with the usual tropes, give Miss Korea a chance.  It is set in 1997, the year South Korea went through the IMF crisis.  It's a story of a bunch of underdogs trying to survive and a woman who is helping them.  It's a mature drama, and not cheesy in the least.  Moreover, because of its unique setting, there is this certain nostalgia about it.  The vibe is a little dark, but ultimately hopeful.  Don't expect the perfection that is My Ajusshi though, because that is just setting yourself up for disappointment.  

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1 hour ago, sadiesmith said:

 

 

I think it's safe to say those of us who are still hanging around here are experiencing some kind of withdrawal symptoms.  :D

 

To @nhara and @t123han and others who are looking for a new show to watch, may I make a drama recommendation that is a little bit unusual?  If you don't want cheesy story with the usual tropes, give Miss Korea a chance.  It is set in 1997, the year South Korea went through the IMF crisis.  It's a story of a bunch of underdogs trying to survive and a woman who is helping them.  It's a mature drama, and not cheesy in the least.  Moreover, because of its unique setting, there is this certain nostalgia about it.  The vibe is a little dark, but ultimately hopeful.  Don't expect the perfection that is My Ajusshi though, because that is just setting yourself up for disappointment.  

Miss Korea is one of the best out there. Character development was awesome. Can't believe it took me 5 years to discover this drama.Yeah, still can't compare to My Ahjussi. But still one of my fave dramas. LSK is so charming here. 

 

I just finished watching Live. It was a great drama. Loved all the characters but I still can't move on from My Ahjussi. I love this drama so much. 

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2 hours ago, t123han said:

 

Is anyone else getting withdrawal symptoms after watching this

 

 

Uh I think that’s all 20+ of us still hanging out here and complaining about the lack of good dramas/reading/writing fanfic/listening to the OST on repeat/writing crazy lyrics/watching the same scene for the 100th time to point out things like traffic signals

 

etcetera

 

etcetera

 

thanks for reassuring me I’m not the only cray crazy :ph34r:

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