Sunday, September 29, 2019

[from ddoboja] Celebrating 1000 posts! • Life Update • Current State of Blog

Hi guys!
It's been a while since I've posted a [from ddoboja] post so it's kinda awkward starting this post off LOL
But I wanted to make a personal post since we recently hit 1000 posts on this blog!
Yup, that's right...

So let's catch up~


A lot has happened in the past few months, first...

< L I F E >

Ya gurl graduated from college!
I'm now a bad b with a bachelor's degree πŸŽ“
Thank you everyone who left me really sweet messages on Twitter and for teaching me what "sama sama" means ♡


Y'all might have noticed the lack of posts during the summer and even a bit now...
I know for sure that I don't post as often as I used to compared to last year

I definitely think that my blog is a community where I can share my honest thoughts with you guys and I'm really grateful to have that.
So I'm going to be a bit real with y'all
#sad_ddoboja LOLOL

I'm sure most of y'all are aware of how confusing life can be once you're no longer a student...
Like many of my peers, I was confused about what I wanted to pursue and was also extremely stressed because I didn't have a job lined up for post-grad...
My parents never burdened me with finding a job, they always told me that the right thing will come up at the right time but I think I was stressing myself out the most...

When I wasn't in class, I was busy applying to a SHIT TON of jobs and it's honestly really disheartening when you don't hear back from any place you applied to.
I got into a negative state of mind where I was doubting myself and my abilities and when I would work on posts for the blog, I would sometimes even think, 'Why are you even working on this? You should be applying to more jobs.'

But thankfully, I was invited to do some summer work at an office I used to work at when I was a student
In the summer, I worked full-time and amazingly, I recently got hired for a full-time position at another place so that basically explains the lack of posts in the past week...
I've been busy going to training orientations and I'm still getting used to that 9 to 5 lifestyle

I'm still trying to translate as many variety shows and dramas as I can but tbh, it's hard to keep up with every single drama that's airing from start to finish especially when I'm not watching anything... γ… γ… 
I don't want to give you guys half-assed posts where I don't even understand the references in the comments and the translation ends up being confusing.

So that's why I've been focusing on one at a time (e.g. Search: WWW, Hotel del Luna) rather than during a separate roundup for each day.
I know it's annoying to not see translations for a drama you're interested in but to maintain the quality of my posts and organization of my blog, I know it's best to just do the drama roundups one at a time. 

With variety show roundups, I'm trying to be more consistent with the Sunday variety shows and on the topic of 'Running Man' - like I've said in a previous post, I usually translate things that are trending on the front page of Naver. For example, articles for 'I Live Alone' trend on the front page ranking for hours after the episode airs on Friday and tbh, Running Man hasn't been trending on the front page for a while and when I do go hunt for Running Man-related articles, the comments usually have less than 100 upvotes....
It's kinda hard to keep track of when there's not a lot of activity γ… γ… 

If y'all want to send me articles of Running Man episodes then I'll go ahead and translate it but in my experience, it's been hard finding popular, trending RM articles and if I do find articles, there's always a lack of comments and upvotes.

I'll try to translate Naver TV comments for 'Running Man' but just wanted to give y'all some insight of what's been going on with that.

< M I S C >

I know I'm kinda private on this blog - like all y'all know about me is that I'm a recent Korean-American graduate who really enjoys watching 'I Live Alone' and Na PD's variety shows, enjoys listening to Day 6 and IU LOLOL 
But I've been thinking about doing a FAQ/Get to Know Me post or a behind-the-scenes look of what goes into my blogging process because there seems to be some people who want to get to know more. If you guys have some questions you want to ask, you can DM me on Twitter (@ddo_boja) or just leave a comment below! πŸ˜Š

As always...
Thank you for always being there for me and for showing me support when I got MIA for a few days LOL
You guys really motivate me to work harder everyday and help me become more confident in my skills

Thank you for reading, commenting, and supporting me.
It really means a lot γ… γ… 
I hope you all have an amazing week and hope you enjoy the month of October! 

우리 또 보자~ 
(t/n: let's meet again~; uri ddoboja~) 


[Iceland in Three Meals Roundup + Naver TV Comments] Episode 2

1. [+1599, -110] Instead of 'Three Meals a Day'... Please air 'Iceland in Three Meals' instead

2. [+884, -9] How many episodes are they pulling out from the inside of the plane γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹  

3. [+689, -11] I seriously laughed for four minutes during the five minute air time γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹

4. [+633, -10γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ It's hella funny γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ Suspicious Lee Soo Geun who said he'll do a tour in an hour and 30 minutes γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹

5. [+352, -10] Iceland in Three Meals γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹

1. [+1045, -24] I adjusted to watching for five minutes but it's insane γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ No, it's the second week but I can't adjust because it's so funny, what's with Eun Ji Won and Lee Soo Geun's joke skills

2. [+837, -17] No but Eun Ji Won and Lee Soo Geun is only eating airplane food but why is it so funny - variety show geniuses

3. [+687, -16] Eun Ji Won γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ He was snitching on Lee Soo Geun to the flight attendant, cute 

4. [+538, -9] Why is it so funny when we're watching them eat γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ I like Eun Ji Won and Lee Soo Geun's jokes γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹

5. [+489, -7] It's now the second episode but I think it's hard to adjust to it ending γ… γ…  γ…‹γ…‹ Why are you ending, what did we watch γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹

Original Source (tvN via Naver TV): A crisis comes to them faster than expected... Baby...

1. [+714, -11] The five minutes it airs flies by and it's hella fun but the full version on YouTube is the real thing γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ I hope you watch it again

2. [+545, -11] In the midst of it being fun, Eun Ji Won sprayed face mist and then sprayed some on Lee Soo Geun γ…‹γ…‹

3. [+483, -4] Haaaa it's this fun but they only stayed in Iceland for a day???? 'Iceland in Three Meals', 'Germany in Three Meals', 'Moon in Three Meals', please travel around the world 

4. [+402, -6] I laughed out loud when the production sponsorship was Samlim Hobbang γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹

5. [+363, -2] No but when Eun Ji Won and Lee Soo Geun are walking, they don't just walk - what's with their joking abilities 

I want to ride business class for Asiana Airlines γ… γ… 
Here's the link to the second episode!

[Laborhood on Hire] Episode 5γ…£Han Hye Jin + Jang Sung Kyu

Nationwide ratings for episode 5 that aired on September 28: 3.5% (cr. Laborhood on Hire Wiki)

1. [+1779, -60] Wow even if you say that Han Hye Jin is physically strong, she works the same amount as the guys, it's cool to see her working hard

2. [+970, -15] γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ I thought I was dying from laughter, it's so funny

3. [+725, -5] So when he films 'Work Man', the hourly rate for that part-time job + appearance fee is 400,000 won γ…‹γ…‹

4. [+528, -20] It's so nice to hear Yoo Jae Suk-nim's honest talk~

5. [+331, -6] While watching, it felt healing 

[I Live Alone Roundup + Naver TV Comments] Kian84 reunites with his elementary school class + Hwasa teaches Sung Hoon some dance moves

Nationwide ratings for episode 313 that aired on September 27: 8.2% (cr. Naver TV)

1. [+6402, -29] The teacher is kind and so cool... Meeting a good teacher during your school years is a really big blessing in your life!

2. [+3213, -128] Kian84 is the only person in 'I Live Alone' who's worth winning an award this year. Kian hasn't had an episode where it was boring. Because he does things he wants to do without being artificial, he only gets criticized but the only person who's real in a reality show is Kian84. Kian84 did everything this year.

3. [+2525, -86] Being naturally pure is Kian84's charm. Kian84 helps people remember their own innocence and naiveness that many they often forget about

4. [+1199, -21] She's a cool teacher~! It might be because she's a teacher but the things she says gets embedded into your heart~!

5. [+1055, -20γ…γ…Žγ…Ž his appearance became normal γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ what's with the captions γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ Worked hard to find dandyness 

Original Source (MBC via Naver TV): Exchanging yum~ Bang & Hwa siblings starts with a mukbang as soon as they meet up... ☆★

1. [+2649, -84] They're 12 years apart, let's stop tying them together..
↪ [+525, -15] I hope the production team doesn't try to match them together when they're 12 years apart in order to create buzz 

2. [+2100, -63] These two really seem like siblings γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ I like their chemistry
↪ [+122, -4] How can you not order late night food when they're eating together γ…‘γ…‘ Only I'm gaining weight again
↪ [+160, -4] It's forreal a sibling chemistry... Let's stop pushing them together... Let's comfortably watch the members' natural chemistry.. I Live Alone

3. [+1963, -77] Hwasa sharply cut it off saying that it wasn't those emotions γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ I really like Hwasa γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ 

4. [+1527, -26] They destroyed 4 servings of meat as soon as they met up γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…Œγ…Œγ…Œγ…Œγ…Œγ…Œγ…Œγ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹

5. [+1477, -31] Hwasa was the funniest because she ordered 4 servings of meat in consideration of a full Sung Hoon γ…‹γ…‹ γ… γ… γ… γ…   

Omg Kian's baby pics γ… γ… 
He was so smol
Also I died when they asked about Narae and Sung Hoon's set at the concert and Narae revealed that it was cancelled because of the storm omg LOLOL

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

[Running Man Episode 469 Naver TV Comments Roundup] Nine Years of Running Man: The Grand Finale

Nationwide ratings for episode 469 that aired on September 22: 7.4% (cr. Naver TV)

t/n: If you have trouble watching clips on Naver TV, here's a link to the clip on YouTube!

1. [+3226, -62] Ji Hyo unni, what the heck - you're so good γ…œγ…œγ…œγ…œ You're really pretty, all eight of you are the best ❣
↪ [+294, -14] Her facial expression acting is really the best. I don't know if it's because she practiced the dancing really hard but it wasn't awkward at all and it was cool!!
↪ [+150, -13] It's daebak, she can be a singer

2. [+2952, -43] Wow Song Ji Hyo is really good at dancing??? It was hella cool when she came out with So Min γ… γ… γ…œ Hella pretty

3. [+2400, -57] Song Ji Hyo is really a goddess ♥️

4. [+2395, -63] Ji Hyo unni, you're banned from going to racetracks because when we see your face, mals don't come out (t/n: This is another pun LOL in this case, with mal/말 the person is saying they have no words/can't speak (말) but since it's associated with racetracks, they're saying that the horses (말) won't come out for the racetrack if Ji Hyo comes LOLOL hope this explanation makes sense)    

5. [+2068, -46] Song Ji Hyo is really insane, look at her expression;; Unni, you're so pretty..

Original Source (SBS via Naver TV): "Thank you" Song Ji Hyo's moving speech towards the fans

t/n: Here's a link to the YouTube clip for readers who have trouble accessing Naver TV!

1. [+2036, -24] It's so nice to see Song Ji Hyo and Lee Kwang Soo
↪ [+252, -1] Seriously when they take care of each other - really ♡♡♡
↪ [+368, -0] Kwang Soo has taken quite good care of Ji Hyo since a long time ago.
↪ [+308, -4] I seriously watched 'Running Man' because of MungKwang... γ… γ…  Kwang Soo has taken care of Ji Hyo since the beginning... I wonder if they know this, that during the episode with Shim Hyung Rae, Kwang Soo blocked all the weird things that were flying towards Ji Hyo γ… γ… 

2. [+1738, -18] I got all choked up when unni was crying γ… γ… γ…  Even if people saying that you're easygoing, I was worried if you were getting hurt after seeing the comments but even if not everyone likes you, please know that there are more people who like and support you!!!!! γ… γ…  You must've been more burdened than others about practicing the dance and it must've been hard because your body wasn't following the moves but you know that your fans are more moved by your effort than your skills, right?? We fiercely cherish our Ssong unni 

3. [+1516, -28] This is always said but Song Ji Hyo is really pretty. Whether she's wearing makeup or she's not wearing makeup, they're both pretty 

4. [+1436, -20] I thought about the past nine years and I cried with her γ… γ… γ…  Running Man, let's last long 

5. [+1114, -17] Ji Hyo nuna, you worked really hard ❤ 

Original Source (SBS via Naver TV): [Running Man Theme Song] Together for nine years, singing 'I Like It' to one another ♬

t/n: Here's a link to the YouTube clip for readers who have trouble accessing Naver TV!

1. [+1163, -5] Because it's a show that I really like and watched for a long time, I got more choked up while watching. Starting with the eight members, the guests, the production team, thank you all for creating a good stage and you really worked hard for nine years. 'Running Man' is the best show that really doesn't lack anything. I love you 'Running Man'. Please continue for 10 more years ❤ For the next fanmeeting, please open up the ticketing without guests

2. [+882, -2] I thought the lyrics would be really comedic but it's more moving than expected...

3. [+782, -3] Although they had crisis during the middle, thank you to the members who ran for nine years, you worked hard...

4. [+763, -3] Please do 'Running Man' for a long, long time - 10 year anniversary, 20 year anniversary γ… γ… 

5. [+634, -2] Thank you everyone for your hard work, the theme song is really good and the members are good at singing. YooNeu is really good, his voice is jjang γ… γ…  

Here's the Running Man roundup that I mentioned in the previous Weekend Variety Roundup post.
Please make sure to read my notes at the bottom of the posts - they're usually relevant LOL
It's really awkward to read comments about people requesting for specific things when I specifically leave a note about it in the post LOL

Monday, September 23, 2019

[Weekend Variety Roundup] Master in the Houseγ…£All the Butlers, My Ugly Duckling

Original Source (Sports Seoul via Naver): 'Master in the House' Jang Nara makes an appearance as Lee Sang Yoon's best friend...Full of will 'Earning Nara'

Nationwide ratings for episode 87 that aired on September 22: 7.4% (cr. Naver TV)

1. [+749, -14] She was so pretty... How is she so good at maintaining herself.. 

2. [+425, -10] Did she eat an herb of eternal youth, seriously γ„·γ„·

3. [+387, -10] Why does she look so pretty with a soda can on her forehead 

4. [+218, -7] She has properly avoided the new year γ„·γ„· Her face doesn't look her age.. I'm jealous

5. [+141, -12] Seriously, you're so pretty unni... 

Original Source (Star News via Naver): Jung Jun Ha clarifies his retirement rumors, "I didn't think that 'Infinite Challenge' would end this fast"

Nationwide ratings for episode 157 that aired on September 22: 17.3% (cr. Naver TV)

1. [+1119, -51] Realistically, you have to see it as him not being able to come out because no one else is requesting for him except for musicals

↪ [+138, -19] He's one of the people I'm happy to see not come out these days 
↪ [+70, -4] I hella hated seeing him act like he's a top star during 'Infinite Challenge' γ…‹γ…‹ I feel satisfied that he's not coming out on TV γ…‹γ…‹

2. [+636, -35] Seeing how he can't come out on TV after 'Infinite Challenge' ended, that explains everything. The person who was the biggest bubble was Jun Ha hyung

3. [+487, -28] To be honest, Jung Jun Ha kept on working using his personal connections...

4. [+464, -21] Yoo Jae Suk is really saving many people 

5. [+238, -12] Let's not mention pervert YouTubers on TV...

Happy Monday!
Running Man will be a separate Naver TV comments roundup!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

[New Journey to the West Spin-Off: Iceland in Three Meals + Naver TV Comments Roundup] Episode 1

Nationwide ratings for episode 1 that aired on September 19: 4.6% (cr. Naver Article)

1. [+2382, -70] Na PD said that he'll send Lee Soo Geun and Eun Ji Won to the moon if their YouTube channel 'Channel Nanana' hits one million subscribers!!! Please hit subscribe~!!!!!
↪ [+81, -0] Eun Ji Won and Lee Soo Geun are hella funny γ…‹

2. [+966, -15] No but the five minute airing is almost a preview of the live show on YouTube γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ 

3. [+685, -20] They uploaded it on YouTube too γ…‹γ…‹

4. [+457, -20] It's really refreshingly fun~~ Hella fun

5. [+292, -19] I'm binging season 1 of '1N2D' on YouTube

6. [+114, -0] Na PD is the icon of careless betting - during the YouTube live stream, he said that he'll send them to the moon if the channel reach one million subscribers so Shin PD quickly turned off the live stream γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ 

Original Source (tvN via Naver TV): "How long will the episode air..?" 5 minutes γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹

1. [+1533, -14] I expected five minutes to be short but it was shorter than I expected γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ It really flies by γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹

2. [+944, -14] I really watched a five minute show γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ It was so fun but it flew by γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ 

3. [+782, -17] It was six minutes that felt like six seconds but during all this, beauty guru Eun Ji Won is hella handsome ❤

4. [+679, -11] The five minutes were refreshing γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ It really finished so fast γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ I blew up in laughter when it ended γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ But Eun Ji Won is really hella handsome and he's good at talking, cute

5. [+592, -5] γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ I watched the whole episode by watching two clips 

Original Source (tvN via Naver TV): Soo Geun baby, Ji Won baby - if you fight, it's 50,000 won ♥

1. [+1423, -21] I've watched 'Iceland in Three Meals' live and watched all of the YouTube episodes but they really need to do this as a series, I'll wait for the part about the German sausage γ…œγ…œγ…œ It feels like the early days of 'New Journey to the West' and it was hella funny, do. you. understand?

2. [+1148, -19] When they said they have to pay a fine if they fight, they quietly exchanged gazes γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹

3. [+893, -15] γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ There's only two clips γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹

4. [+795, -9] The thing I really liked is that it gives off the original 'NJTTW' vibes γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ 'Iceland in Three Meals' thrive! Eun Ji Won, Lee Soo Geun, please go to the moon too γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹

5. [+701, -9] I don't know if it's because it's five minutes long but I got impatient while watching γ…‹γ…‹γ„±γ…‹       

omg the first episode was so funny LOLOL
I died when they kept deducting 50,000 won whenever Lee Soo Geun and Eun Ji Won would bicker LOL
You can watch the full episode on YouTube on Channel Nanana: Part 1 & Part 2
Make sure to follow their Insta!
Also I know some people are calling the show 'Three Meals a Day in Iceland' but their official Instagram is calling the show 'Iceland in Three Meals'!

[I Live Alone Roundup + Naver TV Comments] Park Narae opens up about her father + Kwon Nara shares a glimpse of her daily life

Nationwide ratings for episode 312 that aired on September 20: 8.6% (cr. Naver TV)

1. [+3093, -23] Your father is probably really proud of you up in heaven. Narae unni hwaiting!!!

2. [+1398, -27] Stay strong~ But because of family history, I hope she controls her drinking a bit 
↪ [+150, -9] I teared up when she said at the end that she understands why her father drank so much and that she thinks he really going through a tough time.. But my tears went back in because I remembered how she set up Narae Bar and had fun while drinking... Unni... Drink moderately now... 
↪ [+131, -4] Park Narae set up Narae Bar because she wanted to cook for people who help and love her, the main reason wasn't alcohol

3. [+731, -51] Isn't the final filial duty quitting drinking, being healthy, and living happily? γ…œγ…œ

4. [+447, -19] It was heartwarming to watch... I related with her because I thought about my father who passed away, your dad will also be proud of you - always hwaiting!

5. [+220, -11] He's probably really happy, live well~ γ…Ž    

Original Source (MBC via Naver TV): The thing Narae wants to do the most if her father was alive, "I want to buy him a drink..."

1. [+870, -19] Seriously, if there are oldest sons like Sung Hoon and Lee Si Eon, whose father is still alive, I really want to recommend them to draw courage and buy their fathers a drink. I'm the oldest daughter but after drinking with my dad, I don't know how but I created a bond with my father and I also developed confidence. If I go back home, my dad would be waiting after making snacks. 

2. [+764, -23] She began to understand her drinking father after becoming an adult.. Today's episode was moving and had sincerity

3. [+588, -15] You have to treat them good while they're alive γ… γ…  I think I'll regret being an undutiful child for the rest of my life γ… γ… γ… 

4. [+545, -7] The person who stole money from Narae's father and ran away needs to be punished

5. [+509, -7] It's my first time genuinely supporting a celebrity who doesn't need anyone to be worried for them but Park Narae-nim, please reduce how much you drink and I hope you can provide us with a lot of laughter by being healthy!! I'm always supporting you from a distance place

Original Source (MBC via Naver TV): Kwon Nara's awesome skincare tip! Really simple green tea face mask!!

1. [+883, -55] Of course, it's a variety show but... But isn't the purpose of this show to watch people living alone...? γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ It's not some comedy show... It's nice to watch people living while doing small things;; It's annoying to see people leaving nitpicking comments, ugh..

2. [+871, -40] It's nice to watch her just living slugg~ishly.. Not everyone has a fun time living alone, some people live sluggishly~ like this too

3. [+582, -42] She's quite pretty. She's not even a deer but her neck length γ…Žγ„·γ„· Her no makeup face is pretty in a clean way and she looks pretty when she laughs. More than anything, I like her because she looks nice. 

4. [+440, -35] I had fun watching it γ…Žγ…Ž But I'm getting mad reading the comments below - whether if it's fun or not, can't you just watch the people you want to and not watch the ones you don't?? Also, she's showing her daily life but I don't think she needs to be funny in a fake way, if she does go for the funny path then you'll shit on her for being fake but if she doesn't, you'll say she's boring... Just like how there's all types of people in this world, it's the same for people who appear on 'I Live Alone'. You can just watch it the way it comes out or why don't you become a PD or a writer and do all the planning and casting for 'I Live Alone'.. 

5. [+355, -27] But the funny thing about people is that if they try to forcibly do something then it's obvious that they're going to say that the person is aware of the camera and is being unnatural γ…œ

6. [+344, -30] Her skin is really the best........        

omg I teared up watching Narae's part γ… γ… 
when they went to visit their old family store and Narae talking about how she's slowly reach her father's age before he passed γ… γ… γ… γ… γ… γ… 
I just want my Narae corgi to be happy γ… γ… γ… γ… γ… γ… γ… 

also I noticed how I always put "(special guest) shares a glimpse of their daily life" whenever a special guest comes out LOL
I'm so sorry for my lack of creativity when it comes to titles but tbh I think that's the most accurate description LOLOL