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