Sunday, December 30, 2018

[from ddoboja - 12ๆœˆ] ❄ Winter Break ❄ + Goodbye 2018!

Helloooo readers! :・๏พŸ
I can't believe December is almost over...


The first two weeks of December was insanely busy for me ใ… ใ… 

It was finals week and when people tell you that college gets more relaxing during your final year, they're lying 
LOL I'm just kidding~ (kinda)
My birthday always conflicts with finals week so I can never celebrate comfortably ใ… ใ… 
But thank you everyone for sending me birthday messages!
It was really sweet ใ… ใ… 

After I finished my last exam, I celebrated with my friends and we went to Aminรฉ's concert~
If you're into hip hop and want to check him out, I recommend the songs: Spice Girl, Veggies, Heebie Jeebies, and DR. WHOEVER

We also went to Disneyland~
It was nice to take a break after having a crazy semester~

To all my readers, always remember to take care of yourselves!

D R A M A S + M U S I C

I usually like to write about what I've been watching and listening to in these [from ddoboja] posts but to be honest, I haven't been able to keep up with all these new dramas or newly released music ใ… ใ… 
How is the new DAY6 EP?
Please share with me some new music recommendations because all I've been listening to are the same songs and my podcasts ใ… ใ… 
There has been one drama I've been keeping up with...


This drama is literally a part of my 2018 favorite drama list 
I'll be posting my list of favorite dramas for 2018 in January! hehe
Some people might not enjoy this because it's not a romcom nor is it a teen romance but it has an amazing ensemble - there's literally no acting hole
Even the child actors are praised for being acting geniuses! 
I definitely recommend this drama for viewers who've enjoyed 'Misty', people who are looking for a Korean drama that's being led by a strong female cast, viewers who are interested in Korean societal issues, and for people who just want to switch it up with their k-dramas!

G O O D B Y E , 2 0 1 8

Wowwww can you believe that there's only 1 more day of 2018 left??
ใ… ใ… 
Looking back at this year, I think it was a really memorable one for me as I was able to experience a lot of things that helped me grow as an individual 

This year, I also started to post seriously with this blog - I got into my groove ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Thank you all for entertaining me with your comments, joining me when I fangirl over something, and for helping me grow this blog into what it is right now

Looking back at when I started this blog a year ago, I didn't expect things to get this serious - I never expected myself to fully translate articles (e.g. interviews) or translate articles that were about societal issues

Fun fact: Princess Diaries is one of my favorite movies 

 Thank you for always sending me words of support ใ… ใ… 
It really means a lot...
When I felt lost at times with what I was doing with this blog, with what I wanted to do with this blog, and when I felt frustrated from the occasional personal attacks, y'all really helped me get through it
And thank you to everyone for sending me birthday wishes as well ใ… ใ… 
It really touched my heart~
And thanks for being patient when my posting schedule would get wonky during my exam periods LOLOL senior year of college is killing me!
I feel like I said thank you a hundred times but I'm so grateful ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… 

I can't wait to continue on this blog's journey with you all in 2019
And I'll always work hard to be a better ddoboja (why does this line sound like it came from one of those apology statements LOLOL)

Once again...
Thank you always for reading my blog and for being so supportive of me
It really means a lot
Well then... this is the end for this year! 
์šฐ๋ฆฌ ๋˜ ๋ณด์ž~ 
(t/n: let's meet again~; uri ddoboja~) 


2018 MBC Entertainment Awards

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Original Source (My Daily via Naver): [MBC Entertainment Awards] Lee Young Ja wins daesang! Second award after KBS...Park Narae is this year's entertainer


Best Couple Award → Park Sung Kwang and Lim Song (his manager) [Omniscient Interfering View]
Popularity Award → Song Sung Ho, Yoo Kyu Sun, Lim Song, Kang Hyun Seok [Omniscient Interfering View] (t/n: These winners are all the managers for the celebrities that come out on this show)
Best Teamwork Award → Folly Husband
MC Award → Kim Sung Joo [King of Masked Singer]
Special Award → Welcome, First Time in Korea
Writer of the Year → Yeo Hyun Jin [Omniscient Interfering View]
Producer Award → Real Men 300
Rookie Award (Radio) → Yang Yo Seob, Ahn Young Mi, Choi Wook
Rookie Award (Variety) → Hwasa [I Live Alone], GAMST [Real Men 300], Kang Daniel [It's Dangerous Beyond the Blankets]
Rookie Award (Music/Talk Show) → Mina [Show! Music Core], Seungkwan [King of Masked Singer, Unexpected Q]
Best Entertainer Award (Sitcom) → Yuri and Shin Dong Wook [Dae Jang Geum is Watching]
Best Entertainer Award (Variety) → Sung Hoon [I Live Alone], Yoo Byung Jae [Omniscient Interfering View, Cross the Line]
Best Entertainer Award (Music/Talk Show) → Lee Sang Min [Section TV]
Excellence Award (Radio) → Kim Jae Dong, Jung Sun Hee
Excellence Award (Variety) → Kim Jae Hwa [Real Men 300], Kian84 [I Live Alone], Park Sung Kwang [Omniscient Interfering View]
Excellence Award (Music/Talk Show) → Kim So Hyun [Under 19], Cha Tae Hyun [Radio Star]
Top Excellence Award (Radio) → Kim Shin Young
Top Excellence Award (Variety) → Song Eun Yi [Omniscient Interfering View], Han Hye Jin [I Live Alone], Lee Si Eon [I Live Alone], Cha In Pyo [Folly Husband]
Top Excellence Award (Music/Talk Show) → Yoon Jong Shin [Radio Star]
Entertainer of the Year Award → Lee Young Ja [Omniscient Interfering View], Kim Gura [Radio Star, King of Masked Singer, Cross the Line, Talk Nomad], Park Narae [I Live Alone], Jun Hyun Moo [I Live Alone, Omniscient Interfering View]
Program of the Year Award → I Live Alone
Grand Prize (Daesang) → Lee Young Ja [Omniscient Interfering View] 

1. [+10428, -1826] Wow you're not giving it to Park Narae??

2. [+6878, -526] Ah oh no Narae ใ… ใ…  Of course, Young Ja unni did a good job as well but.. When Moocury (Jun Hyun Moo) closed his eyes tightly, my heart hurt with him.. Narae, you did a good job as well!! In the heart of the viewers, both of you received this year's daesang ❣️

3. [+6858, -1315] Wasn't Park Narae... A bit more worthy of the daesang? I'm a bit sad 

4. [+5410, -870] Wow they're treating Park Narae badly, wow ah this is so freaking annoying 

5. [+5352, -2008] Did all three broadcasting channels take a bullet ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ There isn't an award that's possibly understandable ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ 
↪ [+1243, -380] Lee Young Ja was worthy of receiving it 
↪ [+1139, -56] I'm sad they didn't give it to Park Narae but there's no surprise that Lee Young Ja received the daesang.. Why is it only at these times that they don't give a joint daesang... 

6. [+2538, -239] What more does our Narae unni have to do to receive a daesang ใ… ใ… ใ…  

1. [+2451, -22] I teared up the whole time while watching. Congratulations to the managers. Hit daebak in 2019 as well

2. [+1474, -18] Lee Seung Yoon's manager works really well..

3. [+1064, -15] I really teared up while watching, I wondered how happy they were for winning a year's award for an award where it's a profession where people shine brighter than them, the managers have enough right to receive the award 

4. [+768, -12] Song Sung Ho manager-nim, please continue to take care of Young Ja unni in the future.. to the rest of the managers as well, hwaiting~ ^^

5. [+500, -38] Yoo Byung Jae's manager was crying~       

Saturday, December 22, 2018

[I Live Alone Roundup] Park Narae helps Jung Ryeo Won make kimchi + Jun Hyun Moo transforms into Freddie Moocury

Nationwide ratings for this week's episode: 13.5% (cr. Naver TV)

1. [+834, -21] I feel like she's going to become a celebrity's celebrity ใ…Ž Park Narae

2. [+654, -11] Ah seriously how many times did they show us the footage of Park Narae getting surprised ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ Seriously it was such a realistic reaction ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ„ฑใ…‹ใ…‹ I think if I was touching shrimp and a sand worm came out then I would've been flabbergasted. ใ…‹ใ…‹

3. [+373, -53] Jung Ryeo Won's charms are awesome 

4. [+346, -29] Jung Ryeo Won is so pretty seriously

5. [+250, -15] Park Narae you can trust to watch 

6. [+133, -10] Han Hye Jin's physical (t/n: body) is insane.. She's not a model for nothing, her leg length is insane 

1. [+2424, -27] Jun Hyun Moo filmed a legendary episode ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹

2. [+2359, -35] Because of Moocury I was holding onto my stomach ay oh ayyyyyyy oh~ 

3. [+963, -18] Thank you, Moocury

4. [+889, -23] So freaking funny ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ You kept seeing the maesaengi (t/n: it's seaweed and the show always uses this term to describe Jun Hyun Moo's body hair LOL) ใ… ใ… ใ…œใ…œใ…œใ…œใ…œใ… ใ… ใ… ใ…  The mustache ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ Ugh 

5. [+860, -2] I felt sad for no reason because it was ending.. Seungri came out in the preview.. I lost a bit of interest.. It's definitely more fun and attracting when the members come out on 'I Live Alone'..

6. [+606, -3] Everyone was funny in the talent show but I watched Kim Chung Jae without even having any expectations but I seriously laughed out loud when the bear came out and screamed "hak hak" ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ (t/n: They showed this vine when Chung Jae was singing his song LOL - here's the clip of him singing)

Sunday, December 16, 2018

[I Live Alone Roundup] Kian84 celebrates the opening of his company with members and Chung Jae-ssi

Nationwide ratings for this week's episode: 12.7% (cr. Nielsen Korea)

1. [+3229, -71] When Park Narae danced while sitting down, it was really daebak ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ ใ… ใ… ใ… 

2. [+1941, -72] It's been a bit boring lately but it's been a while since I laughed while clutching my stomach ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹

3. [+1486, -64] Look at the standard reporter Kim Ga Young (t/n: the writer of this article) thinks about the article title, don't you see the comments that are telling you to stop

4. [+1069, -59] Stop bothering them

5. [+730, -61] It was really fun~ Kian84-nim, prosper ^^

6. [+546, -21] If they break up, at least 60% is going to be because of the reporters 
↪ [+12, -0] No, no 80%
↪ [+10, -0] No, no 90%
↪ [+32, -0] No, no 100%

7. [+521, -11] Henry is a person who makes people happy 

1. [+2742, -34] I really like Park Narae, she's so good at keeping the mood up, she's always working hard at everything, she also cares deeply and even her craftsmanship ใ… ใ… 

2. [+1653, -28] I feel like Chung Jae is a really good person, I'm really seeing in a different light 

3. [+1333, -65] Kian needs to come out for it to be fun ใ…‹ใ…‹

4. [+1239, -18] Sung Hoon really eats well ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ He eats scarily ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹    

5. [+872, -10] Today's episode was so fun ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹

6. [+480, -5] It's the most comfortable to watch when it's like this with no guests, it's been a while since I laughed so much  

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Jun Hyun Moo and Han Hye Jin officially deny reports claiming that they have broken up

1. [+8631, -51] Trash journalists..

2. [+3583, -46] If you don't confirm properly and just write about it then is that all? Journalists Lee Sun Myung and Hwang So Young are quite pathetic

3. [+2341, -21] Is this so important in our lives that it had to trend on the search ranking for three days?   

4. [+1982, -39] People are quite enjoying another person's misfortune

5. [+1579, -52] We need to acknowledge our country's nosiness. Our awareness culture sigh are you happy living like that? (t/n: By saying awareness culture, they mean like people are always on their toes, worried about what others are saying about them, etc)

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

[I Live Alone Roundup] Park Narae spends time with Jung Hae In

Nationwide ratings for this episode: 11.6% (cr. Naver TV)

1. [+1282, -55] It was a promo for 'Bear' but Narae saved it all - MBC take good care of her at the end of the year (t/n: 'Bear' is MBC's new documentary)

2. [+477, -47] Park Narae lets go for a daesang~~~!!

3. [+424, -54] Jung Hae In's warm and the assistant director's chemistry with Narae was good ใ…‹ใ…‹  

4. [+225, -1] The part with the assistant director yesterday was the funniest 

5. [+134, -0] The assistant director is out of the ordinary ใ…‹ใ…‹

6. [+112, -3] Her chemistry with the assistant director was funnier than with Jung Hae In ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹

1. [+595, -53] Jung Hae In really has a nice voice ใ…Žใ…Žใ…Ž

2. [+406, -30] To be honest, it was a promo for 'Bear' but Narae saved it and Jung Hae In is heartwarming 

3. [+254, -13] The assistant director is funny ใ…‹ใ…‹! I also enjoyed watching Jung Hae In and Park Narae's dubbing~

4. [+166, -32] Jung Hae In has a nice voice

Saturday, November 24, 2018

[I Live Alone Roundup] Hwasa visits her family and spends quality time with her dad

Nationwide ratings for this week's episode: 10.2% (cr. Naver TV)

NOTE: I won't be translating the other part of the episode (Jun Hyun Moo, Lee Si Eon, Kian84's part) because their articles barely got any comments and it was Hwasa's part that trended the most. 

1. [+1574, -5] It was kinda sad how the dad kept looking at Hwasa.. I feel like he's trying to look at her as much as he can while she visits because he can't see her often because she's busy ใ… 

2. [+1042, -11] It was really nice to watch and it was healing, it might be because she grew up receiving but you can see that Hwasa's personality is nice 

3. [+875, -10] I was drinking beer alone and I sobbed while holding my can of beer.... It's been a while since it was a quietly healing and warm show and not too stimulating. I truly hope that they're always happy... 
↪ [+88, -0] I hope you're happy too
↪ [+21, -0] Be strong.     

4. [+659, -6] Hwasa's house is really harmonious and I really miss my grandma ใ…œใ…œ

5. [+597, -5] Everyone in Hwasa's household seems warm and Hwasa's nice and warm too ใ… ใ… ใ…  I missed my mom and dad while watching the episode ใ… ใ… 

1. [+1855, -31] Hwasa's family is harmonious and it's nice to watch

2. [+1386, -43] Seeing how nicely Hwasa's parents and grandma lives it made me think about how the victims Microdot parents scammed are people who nicely work and live in the countryside, it makes me compare it even more and it makes me feel bad 

3. [+1036, -11] The father is quite caring ใ…Žใ…Ž Hwasa is very nice too ใ…Žใ…Ž They're a father and daughter that's nice to see

4. [+947, -12] I miss my mom and dad. I also want to earn a lot of money and be a good child and return for all the things they suffered for.. ใ… ใ… 

5. [+517, -20] Hwasa really has a pretty heart!!! (t/n: They're saying that she's nice-hearted, not that she literally has a pretty heart organ LOL)

6. [+323, -2] Why am I crying after watching Hwasa's part in today's episode??? It was a healing part. I support Hwasa ใ… ใ…    

Friday, November 16, 2018

[I Live Alone Roundup] Rapper Microdot lives life to the fullest + Kian84 and Han Hye Jin spend time together

Nationwide ratings for this week's episode: 12.4% (cr. Naver TV)

1. [+3044, -46] Microdot is a really alright person (t/n: They're saying he's a good person)

2. [+2034, -26] No matter what show you watch, he's always cheerful and he's a good person because he feels genuine and because his positive vibes are strong.

3. [+779, -31] I was laughing the whole time while watching but it was really nice to see him living life to the fullest and enjoying it~~

4. [+566, -30] Microdot is cute, I wish he'll succeed a bit more~~

5. [+481, -68] I'm embarrassed of myself for just staying in my room every weekend...

6. [+276, -4] When you go eat something yummy and order takeaway because you thought of someone you like, it means that you're able to cherish that person that much, he's really cool :) 

1. [+2001, -37] Microdot is pure and lives each and every day to the fullest 

2. [+1528, -116] I like Han Hye Jin and Kian's part~~ Kian is definitely a character that's perfect for 'I Live Alone'.. I feel like it's right that he's a member that can't leave the show~~~

3. [+926, -19] In the past, I used to not think much about it and just thought that he was a kid that lived brightly but he lives life itself to the fullest..

4. [+327, -13] Why is DhalKi siblings so funny ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ They're so fucking heartwarming, I feel like Jun Hyun Moo was a bit upset ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹

5. [+262, -7] When Kian and Dhalsim both hit their heads, daebak ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ They're totally like real-life siblings, it's heartwarming - looking forward to next week too~

6. [+220, -12] Microdot's wise words in today's episode, "Why is he laying down in the daytime". The reason it's comfortable to watch people like Microdot, I don't know if it's because he grew up overseas but, although his sociability between people is the best, he doesn't cling onto them inconveniently nor does he pathetically pretend either. He likes people but honestly he's the type that doesn't give a lot of attention to others. And because it's natural, it's comfortable for me who's watching ใ…‹ Henry, Park Joon Hyung, etc they certainly aren't self-conscious about others like native Koreans. 

1. [+152, -1] As expected, the members combo is fun

2. [+127, -1] Kian's part was fun. I quite like Hye Jin, it was comfortably fun

3. [+107, -2] The DhalKi siblings episode was really fun, I hope they air another episode in the future ใ…‹ใ…‹

4. [+54, -5] I really like Kian84-nim, you looked a bit skinny today, please take care of your health

5. [+50, -3] Kian84 looked quite handsome today!! I have to become a fan ใ…‹ Dhalsim's jealousy tactic is awesome~ awesome!!!