Saturday, March 31, 2018

[I Live Alone Roundup] ☆ LA Special ☆

1. [+7106, -88] ㅋㅋㅋ Park Narae's facial expression of betrayal is real ㅋ 

2. [+5840, -167] I thought I was going to die laughing ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ the beauty of workplace romances  
↪ [+145, -5] Narae corgi's real expression was so freakin funny ㅋㅋㅋ 

3. [+5060, -84] Morse code ㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎ "Send out Park Narae" (t/n: In the episode, there was a scene on the airplane where Jun Hyun Moo makes eye contact with Han Hye Jin and keeps tapping his phone - I think he was telling her to put her phone on airplane mode, but when the Rainbow members watched the VTR, Park Narae joked that the couple was using morse code because they were still secretly dating during this trip and Narae was the one sitting next to Hye Jin LOL) 

4. [+3036, -153] Daebak, they started dating here ♥♥ 

5. [+2265, -87ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 

6. [+1120, -37] The production crew probably already sensed everything ㅋㅋ Imagine how funny it was for them when they were editing the show ㅋㅋ 

7. [+995, -34] Han Hye Jin.. Look at how she was standing near the passenger door of the convertible and then sitting right next to Jun Hyun Moo ㅋ 
↪ [+252, -21] This episode was legendary funny ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ It's funnier because these two are dating ㅋㅋㅋㅌㅋㅌㅌ

8. [+954, -137] The camera already knew  

1. [+1886, -59] I think I'm going to die right now ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
↪ [+124, -4] It's so funny ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
↪ [+125, -3ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I haven't even watched it yet but why do I feel like I know what you're talking about

2. [+1508, -45] Narae Corgi's reaction is really funny ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

3. [+1443, -40] Ah Park Narae ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ ah crazy ㅋㅋㅋㅋ so freaking funny ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+1316, -44] Park Narae ㅋㅋ I'm pee ㅋㅋㅋ

t/n: The average rating for this episode was 14.2%

1. [+1067, -44] So freaking funny 

2. [+1003, -37] I like how the episode was longer than it usually is ㅋㅋ look at the ratings, it's amazing ㅋㅋㅋ congrats congrats  

3. [+921, -37] I ended up crying yesterday while I laughed. Seriously, I Live Alone is jjang funny

4. [+751, -38] The thing that motivates me to live is to wait for new 'I Live Alone' episodes 


Friday, March 30, 2018

[from ddoboja - 3月] What I've Been Watching, What I've Been Listening To, What I've Been Doing

Hey guys~
I'm back with another monthly 'from ddoboja' post! .。.:*☆
March is already almost done...
I feel like this year is just flying by ㅠ.ㅠ  
Alsoooo I've got a few announcements for this month's 'from ddoboja' but let's get onto what I've watched, listened to, and have done in the month of March!

D R A M A S + F I L M S

This was one weird movie... LOL 
I was looking forward to it because I really enjoy Guillermo del Toro's films and I heard such goods things about it from the people around me but I couldn't get into this one ㅠㅠ
I enjoyed the artistic aspects to it but the overall storyline was meh... 

I need all of you guys to watch this ㅠㅠ
Especially if you enjoyed 'My Name is Kim Sam Soon' (which is a legendary k-drama)
Kim Sun Ah plays the same type of strong, confident female lead but this drama is so sad 
But it's also really funny at the same time
The epilogues at the end will break your heart every time because it always reveals how Kam Woo Sung and Kim Sun Ah are connected to each other 
I really really really recommend it!
There's no acting holes (except for the actress who plays Kam Woo Sung's daughter and the part time worker at Oh Ji Ho's cafe - like I don't understand the point of his character...)


I watched this film on my flight back home and this might sound super cliche but this movie really inspired me creatively and personally ㅠㅠ
I recommend it to everyone who feels as if they're stuck in a routine in their life and are scared to take any risks or chances. 
You can't get anywhere if you don't step out of your comfort zone.


Not going to lie... 
At first, I was a bit weary of watching this drama...
The title turned me off, I wasn't a huge fan of IU's acting and while translating the whole Oh Dal Su - #MeToo scandal, I didn't want to watch it even more if he was still going to be in the drama... 
But then they dropped Oh Dal Su and added our favorite actor, Park Ho San-nim from 'Prison Playbook'!
I think this character fits IU really well - her acting wasn't cringey or bad at all, her character is just a bit cynical and dark
I can't wait to watch more episodes ㅠㅠ

M U S I C 

「DAY6 - 예뻤어ㅣYou Were Beautiful」

Another month has passed and I have been listening to DAY6 nonstop
My friend recommended this song to me and I can't stop listening to it ㅠㅠ
It's so heartbreaking 
Why does it feel like I went through a serious breakup every time I listen to this song 
I literally feel like I'm a part of a drama and the male lead is chasing after me while I'm leaving on the bus LOLOL
I also get the urge to yell out "YEPEOSSEOOOOO!!!!" every time the boys sing it in the chorus and the "DAAAAAAAAA"-part 😂
But I stay quiet and just bob my head along to the beat lol


Listening to this song makes me feel like I was screwed over by a fuckboi hahaha
Her voice is so smooth 💕


Da Bin has come out with another BOP
we're seriously so spoiled 😭😭😭
Not going to lie, I had no idea what he was saying when he rapped "emrata" until I realized it  was the model's Instagram handle LOL

I really enjoy indie music and I heard this song for the first time a few days ago on 'Radio Star' with Jung In performed it (t/n: Jung In is Jo Jung Chi's wife)
For me, the song just captivates how an early morning drive feels like LOL
I can see this song coming out on 'Hyori's Homestay' but the title of the song is a bit... LOLOL


I've noticed that there are some people who read my translations and take screenshots of the post and repost them on their sites, Twitter accounts, etc without giving me any credit...
Please don't do that.
That's extremely rude to all translators who take time out of their own personal lives to translate for international fans and many of us translate for fun, we don't get paid to translate.
I don't mind if you guys share my translations on forums like OneHallyu but just remember to credit it and not leave a small 'X' on the bottom of the post.
And if you want to take screenshots and post them on your twitter fan account, just mention me on your tweet or just retweet/requote my original. 
Giving credit isn't hard, all you have to do is mention that I was the one who translated the original post and just provide a link back to my blog/post.    


Just wanted to remind you guys to be nice and respectful to all the other readers/commenters, the celebrities mentioned in the post, and even to me. 
We're all human and just because a celebrity is a public figure doesn't mean we have to be a huge asshole to them. 
Don't be mean and say unnecessary things just because you can hide behind a username. 
That's not cool~


As many of you guys already know, I traveled this month to London and Paris!
It was my first time flying alone (and it was an international flight) so the process was a bit scary but I was happy that I was able to do things independently on this flight without the help of my older sibling or parents LOL

I loved London sooooo much! 
The architecture, the weather, and oh my goshhhh... the people dress so nicely!
Everyone looked so classy with their coats and suits ㅠ.ㅠ
Why can't everyone dress like that in the US 😩 
We all look like hobos compared to them LOL

Notting Hill was my favorite part of the trip~ 
Look how pretty the houses are ♡

Fun fact: I really like going to museums, I went to four museums back to back in London in one day and boy... was I tired at the end of the day LOL
This was at the Natural History Museum and that's a whale skeleton!

Paris was... an experience... haha 
Our flight back to London got cancelled and the whole ordeal was a huge mess...
I really liked the architecture in Paris too ㅠㅠ
Europe really has the best architecture and transportation system ♡
I went to a cafe that was known for being really aesthetic on Instagram but the drinks and service weren't that good LOL

I have more pictures and vlogs but I don't want to spam you guys with them 

What have you guys been up to during the month of March?
Hope everyone is doing well 

Well then... this is the end for today!
우리 또 보자~
(t/n: let's meet again~; uri ddoboja~) 


Thursday, March 29, 2018

[Article Translation] Journalist criticizes actress Lee Yoo Bi's career claiming she's only known for being actress Kyeon Mi Ri's daughter

Original Source (Ilgan Sports via Naver): 'Lee Yoo Bi' who's nothing else but 'Kyeon Mi Ri's daughter'

The journalist starts off by saying Lee Yoo Bi is still appropriately referred as 'Kyeon Mi Ri's daughter' instead of an 'actor'. 

Lee Yoo Bi debuted in 2011 through MBN's sitcom 'Vampire Idol' (t/n: Lee Soo Hyuk, Kim Woo Bin, Shin Dong Yeob, Chun Woo Hee came out in this sitcom too). Back then, she was considered a 'super rookie' because she was signed under a big agency and was able to get their aid. She had no popularity but become a symbol for a rising star and became an MC for a popular music show (Inkigayo) - the journalist then comments saying you can tell how big of an influence her agency has. 

The journalist then says: but from the start, you can tell that her acting skills was an 'empty can'. The journalist didn't expect her to deliver acting skills that would give them chills but says their expectations from her crumbled because even though she was a rookie, she's gotten big roles from the start but she couldn't properly deliver results for her roles. She's was able to star as the main character or as one of the lead characters for various projects like: 'The Innocent Man' (t/n: with Song Joong Ki and Moon Chae Won), 'Gu Family Book' (t/n: with Lee Seung Gi and Suzy), 'Pinnocchio' (t/n: with Lee Jong Suk and Park Shin Hye), and 'The Scholar Who Walks the Night' (t/n: with Lee Jun Ki) but she's still only 'Kyeon Mi Ri's daughter'. The journalist then mentions that whenever she makes appearances on TV or does interviews, she always emphasizes about her mom, Kyeon Mi Ri. Being known as the child of a celebrity can help you when you debut but if your acting skills don't follow up, then it can hurt you instead. The journalist says that for 8 years, all Lee Yoo Bi has done was talk about being 'Kyeon Mi Ri's daughter'. 

The journalist then talks about how in 2015, Lee Yoo Bi lost her phone at a club and the person who found it figured out it was her because her phone wasn't locked and it had pictures of her. The person who found it told her that they'll return the phone to her if she gives them 20 million won. It got people talking and saying, "What exactly was in her phone" and "The actress who lost her phone at the club". 

Lee Yoo Bi recently made a guest appearance on tvN's 'Life Bar'. She showed off her easy-going personality and was able to speak casually. She might've been aware of the negativity that surrounded her that she didn't mention her mother on the episode. After the episode aired, her appearance became a hot topic so her name was trending on the portal sites but when you search her name, the top searches that are included is her mother Kyeon Mi Ri and her younger sister, Lee Da In (t/n: her younger sister is also an actress). It didn't shed any new light on her but it's still all about her family. This means that the attention isn't on 'actress' Lee Yoo Bi but on her family. 

The journalist then ends the article by saying: She's still 'Kyeon Mi Ri's daughter' Lee Yoo Bi.   

1. [+4715, -590] Journalist-nim, do you not like Lee Yoo Bi? Is this an article.. or a diary entry... 
↪ [+400, -18] I can feel the anger in the article. 
↪ [+270, -79] But it's a fact  

2. [+3934, -521] Journalist did you have a fight with Lee Yoo Bi? It's hella negative  
↪ [+170, -24] Forreal, it's my first time reading an article like this, I had no feelings for Lee Yoo Bi but now I feel bad for her 

3. [+3164, -477] Everything they're saying is true so I can't deny it..

4. [+2814, -262] The factual attack is on a next level 
↪ [+58, -0] What happened to her mom with the stock price manipulation? It wasn't just one or two houses that fell under because they got scammed by Bota Bio tsk tsk (t/n: Here's an English article about it - X)

5. [+2550, -262] No more no less, she's just Kyeon Mi Ri's daughter  

6. [+814, -25] If you're able to get an opportunity easier than others then you have the responsibility to show that much more effort and acting skills. It's true that the article is crude but I understand what the journalist is trying to say. In this field, there's a lot of young people who are participating in movies and stage plays only with their so-called passion even though they're only being paid an amount that's lower than minimum wage. But for the people, there's a chance that they'll never get any screen time for the rest of their lives. If you're going to take their opportunity away and advance your career using your parent's name and take lead roles, then you should try to get your acting skills acknowledged rather than your looks. Stop trying to get the viewers' attention by making variety show appearances and chatting away 

7. [+683, -22] But is her acting skills at the level of her being able to be a lead     

8. [+599, -19] What happened to her dad and him manipulating stock prices? (t/n: here's an English article that kind of talks about it - X) 

I mean... the journalist isn't really stating any lies...
I agree that if you're able to get opportunities easily because of your family's name, parents, etc (nepotism) then you should work harder to prove to others that your worthy of it and show some results... 


I Live Alone releases stills of Lee Si Eon for their special LA episode

Original Source (Sports Chosun via Naver): "Hardship and suffering"...'I Live Alone' 1-uhl Lee Si Eon, goes to LA for the first time by himself

1. [+2047, -32] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ just looking at the picture is already funny 

2. [+1240, -29]  Clumsy Si Eon, I hope he's safe this time too ㅋㅋ

3. [+1093, -30] ㅋㅋ he must've gone alone later than the others, I'll enjoy watching the hardships of the U.S. trip~ 

4. [+797, -2] Ah ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I feel like the LA-special is going to be really funny~

5. [+713, -54] There are no comments ㅜㅜ great actor fighting!!!!!!!!! (t/n: this person literally commented as soon as the article was published lol so that's why there were no comments when they read the article)

I'm sooo excited for the LA-special!!!
One more day until we get to see Daniel Henney again ㅠㅠ 
His episode was legendary lolol

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

[Wednesday Drama Roundup] Switch (premiere), My Ahjussi

1. [+746, -166] ㅍㅎ (t/n: I'm pretty sure ㅍㅎ is the sound for laughing like puhahaha LOL) it's funny! Jang Geun Suk's acting this time is jjang, it really suits him well ㅋㅋ

2. [+689, -141] It's so funny, the plot development is fast, it's pleasant ㅎ The character suits Jang Geun Suk perfectly ㅋ

3. [+614, -132] I really like Jang Geun Suk's sly acting! Seriously scammer Sa Do Chan is really cute 

4. [+594, -119] I'm quite fond of Han Ye Ri!!!

5. [+409, -98] Hey this drama is really good!! It feels like I'm watching a movie because the story is overfilling with liveliness! Jang Geun Suk is sure good at playing these types of roles~

1. [+1388, -243] It's a healing thriller drama ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
↪ [+188, -13] Ah I don't want Park Dong Hoon to be fired but Ji An also needs to pay back her debt ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ I hope all of them can become happy ㅠㅠㅠ

2. [+1187, -206] It was awesome when Lee Ji An installed the wiretap on Park Dong Hoon's phone  
↪ [+65, -6] Forreal her hand was super quick ㅋㅋ At the end when she pretended to be seducing him and got the pictures taken, that was daebak too

3. [+1244, -269] I'm getting more and more curious about the back story ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+1137, -296] It's really fun..

5. [+1044, -231] So fun to watch ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Ohhh I'm so tired ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 

6. [+515, -89] This drama is a thriller ㄷㄷ  


Yura says she didn't dwell too much over Radio Romance's low ratings

t/n: in the interview, she said "아쉬운 시청률" - they're no exact word for "아쉬운" in the English dictionary, in this case - she's saying that the ratings didn't perform as well so they were lackluster, I hope I'm making sense LOL

When the interviewer asked her about Radio Romance's low ratings, she said that she didn't dwell on it too much. She said that if you combine the ratings for the reruns, then the ratings come out as 10% and that young people these days watch things mostly on their computers so it's hard to get ratings on TV. 

1. [+960, -161] Isn't it neglectful to not worry about ratings when you're getting paid?

2. [+771, -162] Crazy ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ what did the producers ever do wrong, she's looking down on the advertisers ㅋㅋㅋㅋ she probably thinks she's cool by not caring about the ratings ㅋㅋㅋㅋ how ignorant, so ignorant ㅋㅋㅋ

3. [+675, -138] She sure lives comfortably ㅋㅋ others are living desperately 

4. [+663, -172] Yup you shouldn't act, you freaking suck~ 

5. [+517, -84] Her payment is important   


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Actor Ji Jin Hee reportedly joining Yoo Ho Jin PD for his first variety show

1. [+1618, -56] If feels like it was just yesterday when Yoo Ho Jin PD entered Na Young Seok PD's 1N2D as the maknae PD and Kang Ho Dong did a prank, he's already rose to become one of Korea's representative PDs!! I feel like Na Young Seok PD would also be proud~ 

2. [+1242, -54] Wo~~ow Ji Jin Hee is going to come out on a variety show.. looking forward to it ㅋ

3. [+836, -64] Yoo Ho Jin PD is finally coming back with a variety show.. really looking forward to it.. on top of that, it's Ji Jin Hee.. But what about Cha Tae Hyun?   

4. [+595, -50] Wow it's really good to do variety shows these days......while they're on a vacation overseas, they get to eat good food, and look at nice scenery and get paid for doing that~~ (t/n: they're expressing the jealousy 😬)

5. [+390, -28] PD-nim fighting!!! Long time no see!!!!!  

Sunday, March 25, 2018

[Sunday Variety Roundup] 1 Night 2 Days, Hyori's Homestay 2, Running Man

The grandma was so cute ㅠㅠ In a past episode, she passed by the filming crew and expressed how much she loved the show so Kim Jong Min and Kim Jun Ho had to go on a journey to find her. When they finally found her, she said that she always saw them on TV and that she couldn't believe such special guests came to visit her and then said: "Did Tae Hyun not come?" HAHAHAHA

They gave her a hoodie with all the members' face on it and she gave each face a kiss ㅠㅠ 

1. [+1461, -19] A cheerful grandma... It's been a while since I cried while watching the show... 

2. [+1120, -14] How touching.. Grandma is cute~♡  

3. [+1051, -12] Grandma be touching~~ you are really touching 

4. [+895, -10] Grandma is really cute ㅋㅋ   

5. [+770, -18] She's cute ㅠㅠ  

1. [+3505, -583] Seriously Yoona.. She really doesn't lack in anything.. 

2. [+2852, -277] Yoona and Bo Gum are really pretty and handsome, nice and good at working, they're really the best siblings 

3. [+2798비공감314] Park Bo Gum was good at cleaning, he's also good at cooking 

4. [+2525, -320] Park Bo Gum is healing just through his face

5. [+2387, -303] Just watching Park Bo Gum's courteous manners is healing ㅠㅠ 1 household is looking to hire 1 Bo Gum

1. [+754, -18] Yoo Jae Suk won but he has to do the penalty, he lost at the rock-paper-scissors, he has horrible luck ㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+651, -44] Yoo neu fighting ♡ Jeon So Min is so cute ♡

3. [+564, -69] Kim Jong Kook ㅠㅠㅠ he really seems like he would treat a girl nice I like Jin Young ♡ Jong Kook's chemistry ㅠㅠㅠ Kook-ie was so cute today

4. [+426, -17] Running Man fighting!!!

5. [+410, -19] Ah Running Man is really funny and I really like it ♡ looking forward to next week's episode too ㅎㅎ      

A post that contains translated comments about 1N2D AND Running Man???
Hope y'all enjoy it~
Happy Sunday