Heaven’s Postman

This movie was sensational.

The OST just blew me away.  Well, the instrumental songs, like Last Days of Autumn, and A Letter to You, were just so good, I can’t even describe.  They were SO AMAZING OHMYGOODNESS.  The songs with words were meh, I guess.  Idk, the instrumental songs were just so….magical.  They really added a fantastic element to the scenes where they played.

Han Hyo Joo and Jaejoong!  I LOVED LOVED LOVED Han Hyo Joo in Shining Inheritance, because her acting was really solid.  Her character in Shining Inheritance, Eun Sung, and her character in Heaven’s Postman, Ha Na, seemed pretty similar to me in terms of their personalities.  And I love them both 🙂  I’m really excited for her upcoming movie Only You with So Ji Sub.  I can’t wait for it to be subbed onlineee, omggg.  The trailers look awesome.  As for Jaejoong (I think I spell his name differently in another post, but w/e.  I am writing this as a stress reliever from all my hw, therefore I have a limited time, and don’t have the freedom to worry about technicalities…. lol.  Anywhoooo, the first time I watched Jaejoong act was in Protect the Boss, which I have yet to finish because of school, and also because I’m not too interested in this whole whistleblower, oh no! stuff…. But yeah, I like his acting, although I have to admit that it’s not great.  But hey, I don’t think really anyone’s acting is great (except Han Hyo Joo, heehee, loljk)

But yeah.  Back to this movie.  I cried at the end, not because of the oh no, I won’t be able to see him anymore!, but when Jaejoong’s character is going back to earth from heaven, and he sees all the people who are entering heaven, we see the old man who was doubting his wife’s fidelity, leading him to wonder if his son was in fact his own flesh and blood.  He is walking, and then we see his wife sitting on a bench, and they see each other, and they hug, and it’s a happy reunion, and I was just like AWWWWW, and the tears came.  Yeah.

The ending credits/narration were cute, especially with the part where Jaejoong’s character became a real mailman and had the urge to read other people’s letters haha.  So CUTE.

So yeah.  I recommend this movie.  🙂

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Dream High: Closing Thoughts

I’m glad at the beginning of the episode they retraced the path of the “K” pendant, because some of the scenes of the pendant giving weren’t actually shown in past episodes, so this clarified things nicely 🙂

The kiss between Teacher Kang and Teacher Shi was SO CUTE!  And then without any time to recover, Teacher Shi whipped out her hair clip, and was like, wanna grab dinner?  SO CUTE.

I’m proud of Jin Gook for knowing that he can’t change Hye Mi’s heart, and just asking to be good friends.  🙂  If he can’t get the girl, then I at least want him to not be desperate about letting her go.

And wow.  I don’t know if I just missed this or if nobody knew, but Teacher Shi is that weird principal’s daughter?!?!?!  I was wondering why the principal was like freaking out when Teacher Shi and Teacher Kang hugged and then kissed…. ahaha.

Dang, EMG, you are quite clever, putting out that kind of first stage.  It’s kind of predictable, in a really unpredictable way though?

Wow.  I really liked that they showed where everyone was in 2018.  I like it so much that I kind of can’t describe it….

But dude seriously?  2018 Sam Dong is hot.

I think that the ending was very fitting, showing that everyone went their own way after their time as Dream High.  Baek Hee is a teacher at Kirin Arts Academy, adopting Teacher Shi’s thumbtack drill 🙂  Or should I say Art Director Shi?  Hehe.  Teacher Kang and Shi have their own happy ending, Ma Du Shik and Teacher Kang’s sister are happy too heehee.  Pil Suk is a daycare/kindergarten teacher?  Anywhoo, she is adorable, and has gained back some weight.  I’m glad that it turned out like this though because earlier she was telling Jason that she didn’t want to end up hating her old self that was 82 kilos.  So this puts her in between, and she is still very happy.  As for Jason… I actually don’t know what he is doing in the future….?  I couldn’t tell; maybe I missed it?  But I’m guessing that he’s together with Pil Suk.  ❤  I approve.  Jin Gook (I suppose it really is Shi Hyuk now though) is a star, a very popular one apparently, judging from the number of fans waiting for him in the airport.  I thought it was super adorable when Hye Seong kissed him on the cheek; it was so cuteee, especially since Jin Gook didn’t recognize her until she showed him her name tag.  The name tag, I would like to add, of Kirin Arts Academy.  🙂  Hye Mi ended up achieving her dream of being a vocal artist, and she was at her 100th concert, which is pretty intense.  I liked that she sang “Only Hope”, her special song with Sam Dong 🙂  And last but not least, Sam Dong, or shall we say “K”.  He is a ultra popular singer, having won in the EMG competition and going to America.  From country bumpkin to international Grammy-winning superstar.  Not bad, my chingu.

The ending of the show was very realistic in terms of the relationships.  It shows that Sam Dong’s life at the top as K is lonely, and so he can’t continue his relationship with Hye Mi (at least not now), and Hye Mi still remembers Sam Dong dearly.

I lovelovelove this drama.  It has tied/taken the place of (I can’t decide exactly which yet, but it is up there) Shining Inheritance as my favorite k-drama.

Shining Inheritance: Closing Thoughts

I really really like this drama because, like I said before, its focus wasn’t completely and mainly on Hwan and Eun Sung’s relationship.  The whole scheming and intense plot was a really big part of things.  I’m really glad that I watched it, and it is officially my favorite drama.

I liked the ending, how it showed Eun Sung and Hwan before she left.  I’m glad that they didn’t show scenes from after she comes back, because I feel that would be dragging a bit, I’m not sure how to describe it.  The end scene was so sweet, with Hwan taking Eun Sung to the place he and his dad had visited the day he died.  It shows Hwan really trusts Eun Sung and is comfortable with her and just aahhhh so sweeeet!  And when Eun Sung whispered “Saranghae” in his ear…. pure adorableness.  I am definitely rewatching this drama.

I think Shining Inheritance also had a substantial emphasis on fathers.  There was Eun Sung and her father, how she loved him and their relationship was so close and good; Hwan and his father, how Hwan loved him a lot, and his father died protecting his own son; and Jun Se and his father, how Jun Se tried to do what was right even though his father would have huge losses, and how his father eventually saw that Jun Se was right, even if he was unhappy.  I like the family emphasis in this drama.

And I think Seung Mi and her mom made me the angriest I’ve ever been while watching a drama, just saying….

Anyways!  A great drama, definitely recommend watching it.  🙂

Shining Inheritance Episode 27

YES.  GOD YES.  Everything is finally coming back to bite Seung Mi’s mom in the butt.  We all knew it was coming, probably from the first lie that lady told, but it’s so SATISFYING watching it play out.

All said and done though, the actress playing Seung Mi’s mom is pretty good.  I like how she is portraying someone who has been caught in an atrociously ridiculous act, because she half looks incredulous that she’s been caught, and half like she actually feels bad for everything she’s done to this point.

I actually don’t want her to die, because I feel like she may have had a bit of a point when she was talking with Eun Sung’s dad about her doing what she had to do, and that everyone’s own “no choice” situation is different.  I mean she was completely bat crap crazy about how she went about it, what with the intense scheming, but she did think (in the end) that she was doing it for Seung Mi’s sake.  But anywho, I don’t want her to die because I feel that kind of escape would be too easy for her.  Not to mention that she would be leaving her dear daughter.  I just don’t think she deserves committing suicide.

I really like this drama because it had such an intense plot, and romance kind of took a back seat to the other stuff.  It’s like a breath of nice fresh seaside air, watching a drama that doesn’t have romance as the main plot point.  I like how the love and the intenseness meshed together and worked out well.  🙂

Last episode!!!  I smell some loveeee ❤

Shining Inheritance Character Relationship Chart

I love this show.

 

ALSO.  I love the actor who plays Eun Woo.  This kid, Yun Joon Suk, is the same age as me, and at the beginning of the show, I couldn’t tell if he was really autistic in real life or not.  His performance is just wonderful.  He plays an autistic child so well, I really can’t believe that he isn’t!  It still confounds me every time I think about it.  He’s such a cutie 🙂

 

Will You Marry Me by Lee Seung Gi

Oh, you beautiful person.  Of course you would have a beautiful voice to match.  That smile…. makes me melt.  ❤

This is Will You Marry Me by Lee Seung Gi, and it is used in the Korean drama Shining Inheritance.  The scene they used it (or at least the scene I last watched that they used it in, there may have been others but I don’t remember) was kind of funny because Hwan, played by Lee Seung Gi, turns on the radio, and BAM!  It’s his own voice.  Of course they wouldn’t know this in the drama, but in real life…. haha if I had been shooting that scene I would have laughed.  This clever production team.  😉

So I’m not Korean, therefore I can’t verify that these lyrics are completely correct.  But here they are….

LYRICS – ROMANIZED

narang gyulhonhae joolaenarang pyungsaengeul hamkkae sallae

uri deuri alkong dalkong seoro saranghamyuh
na dalmeun aeehana nuh dalmeun aeehana nako
chunnyun mannyun apeujimalgo nan salgo shipeundae
soljikhi malhaesuh naega nul duh joahae
namjawa yuhja saiae
geudae jodago hadundae

naega duh saranghalggae
naega duh aggyuhjoolggae
noonmmoli nago himi deulddaemyun apeulddaemyun
hamggae apahalggae
pyungsengeul saranghalggae
pyungsengeul jikyuhjoolggae
nuh mankeum joeun saram mannan gul gamsahae
maeil nuhman saranghago shippuh

nalang gyulhon haejoollae

maeili maeili hengbokeh gyuhwuhsuh
gwenshili naeili gidae dweneun saram
waeili waeili ddullineun gulgga
bogo ddo bwado naegen jaeilin saram
gumeun muhli pabbooli dwelddae ggaji
sonae mooleun mootchyuhdo nnonae mooleun juldae an moodchyuh

nun naeh banjjok gaseum
nan nuheh banjjok gaseum dwaeuh
soomeul shwineun geu soon gan soon gan
nul saranghae joolggae
shigani jinasuh jooleumi neuleonado
ggok jigeum chulum neowana youngwonhi hamggae halgeoya

naega duh saranghalggae
naega duh aggyuhjoolggae
noonmmoli nago himi deulddaemyun apeulddaemyun
hamggae apahalggae
pyungsengeul saranghalggae
pyungsengeul jikyuhjoolggae
nuh mankeum joeun saram mannan gul gamsahae
maeil nuhman saranghago shippuh

neonun machi eodoowutdun nae salmeul balkyuhjooneun bit
bogeul bogeul jjigae solilo ban gyuhjooneun jib
maemalatdun nae maeumae naelyuhjooneun bi
sarangilan cham yulmaega damgyuh itneun shi
haneuli junghaejoon oonmyungae ggeun
neowa naeh mannameun chunseng yunboon
isesangeul dajoondaedo baggoolsoo ubneun nae salmen ojik pyungseng neobboon

naega duh saranghalggae
naega duh aggyuhjoolggae
noonmmoli nago himi deulddaemyun apeulddaemyun
hamggae apahalggae
pyungsengeul saranghalggae
pyungsengeul jikyuhjoolggae
nuh mankeum joeun saram mannan gul gamsahae
maeil nuhman saranghago shippuh

nalang gyulhon haejoollae

LYRICS – HANGUL

나랑 결혼 해 줄래?
나랑 평생을 함께 살래?
우리 둘이 알콩달콩 서로 사랑하며
나 닮은 아이 하나 너 닮은 아이 하나 낳고
천년만년 아프지 말고 난 살고 싶은데
솔직히 말해서 내가 널 더 좋아해
남자와 여자사이엔 그게 좋다고 하던데
내가 더 사랑할게 내가 더 아껴줄게
눈물이 나고 힘이 들 때면 아플 때면 함께 아파할게
평생을 사랑할게 평생을 지켜줄게
너만큼 좋은 사람 만난 걸
감사해 매일 너만 사랑하고 싶어
나랑 결혼해 줄래

Rap) Marry me 매일이 행복에 겨워서
괜시리 내일이 기대 되는 사람
왜이리 왜이리 떨리는 걸까
보고 또 봐도 내겐 제일인 사랑
검은머리 파뿌리 될 때 까지
우리 둘의 생이 다 끝날 때 까지
손에 물은 묻혀도 눈에 눈물 절대 안 묻혀

넌 나의 반쪽 가슴 난 너의 반쪽 가슴 되어
숨을 쉬는 그 순간순간 널 사랑해 줄께
시간이 지나서 주름이 늘어나도
꼭 지금처럼 너와나 영원히 함께 할 거야
내가 더 사랑할게 내가 더 아껴줄게
눈물이 나고 힘이 들 때면 아플 때면 함께 아파할게
평생을 사랑할게 평생을 지켜줄게
너만큼 좋은 사람 만난 걸 감사해 매일 너만 사랑하고 싶어

Rap) 너는 마치 어두웠던 내 삶을 밝혀주는 빛
보글보글 찌개소리로 반겨주는 집
매 말랐던 내 맘에 내려주는 비
사랑이란 참 의미가 담겨있는 시
하늘이 정해 준 운명의 끈
너와 나의 만남은 천생연분
이 세상을 다준대도 바꿀 수 없는 내 삶엔 오직 평생 너뿐

내가 더 사랑할게 내가 더 아껴줄게
눈물이 나고 힘이 들 때면 아플 때면 함께 아파할게
평생을 사랑할게 평생을 지켜줄게
너만큼 좋은 사람 만난 걸 감사해 매일 너만 사랑하고 싶어
나랑 결혼해 줄래

LYRICS – ENGLISH TRANSLATION

will you marry me
do you want to live together forever
we can sweetly love each other,
have a baby that looks like me, a baby that looks like you,
not be sick forever.. i want to live like that

honestly, i love you more
in a relationship between man and woman
they say it’s better like that

i’ll love you more
i’ll care for you more
when tears fall and it’s hard
when it hurts, we’ll hurt together
i’ll love you forever
i’ll protect you forever
i’m thankful that i met someone as great as you
i want to love only you everyday

will you marry me

[rap] everyday, i feel so happy that
for no reason, i look forward to the next day
why why am i trembling so much
no matter how i think of it, you’re my number one person
until our black hair turns white as snow
until our lives end
even if you suffer physically, i won’t ever make you suffer emotionally

you’re the other half of my heart
i’ll become the other half of your heart
every moment that you breathe
i’ll love you
even as time passes and our wrinkles grow
you and me, we’ll be together forever like now

i’ll love you more
i’ll care for you more
when tears fall and it’s hard
when it hurts, we’ll hurt together
i’ll love you forever
i’ll protect you forever
i’m thankful that i met someone as great as you
i want to love only you everyday

you’re like a light that brightened up my dark life
a house that welcomes me with the sound of stew boiling
a rain that watered my dry heart
a seed that contains the real fruit of love
a string of fate that the heavens decided
our meeting was destined by the heavens
i wouldn’t trade you for the world
in my life, there’s only you, forever

i’ll love you more
i’ll care for you more
when tears fall and it’s hard
when it hurts, we’ll hurt together
i’ll love you forever
i’ll protect you forever
i’m thankful that i met someone as great as you
i want to love only you everyday

will you marry me

Shining Inheritance Episode 19

So the entire last like 10ish minutes of the episode, I spent screaming and yelling and banging my table.  Because I was SO INCREDIBLY PISSED OFF.  Goddang.  That evil mother corrupted her daughter and is now spiraling in her descent to heck.

Anywhoo.  I am just sitting here in wait for the episode where all these lies and complete bullcrap come back and bite the mom and Seung Mi in the butt.

Han Hyo Joo really acted well in the ending scene though, like her crying was really realistic, and she just looked so shocked!  It was really good.  I like her acting a lot, and her eyes are really pretty!

I am loving this drama more and more!  This is shaping up to be my favorite k-drama.

Shining Inheritance Episode 18

The cuteness mounts.  Ahhh, I love Hwan and Eun Sung’s interactions.  So cute 🙂  ❤

I liked Lee Seung Gi’s acting in this episode because he cried, and although I don’t like other people crying because it usually makes me cry, especially given the situation it occurred in, I liked that it showed his emotional acting skills.

I wish they could’ve gotten a hug out of it though.  OH WELL I FEEL MORE COMING SOON.  Well…. hopefully. Dang seriously though, this drama has the slowest moving relationship/feelings developing I’ve ever seen in a drama.  Like seriously.  But I like it, it’s a nice change.  🙂  None of this kissing first episode as strangers and then slowly falling in love with each other business.

I like Jun Se because he’s so cute, as a person and also in looks, but I think at this point he needs to start backing out a bit.  Well not in terms of plot, but whatI think, because I felt bad for Hwan when he found out that what he thought he did was helped along by someone who he already didn’t like much.  Bae Soo Bin WHY ARE YOU SO ATTRACTIVE???  ❤

And next episode.  Intensity is building.  OMO.

Shining Inheritance Episode 14

YES.  YES.  YES.  YES.  YES.  YES.  YES.  YESYESYESYESYESYES.  Preview for next episode was like the happiest thing of my day.  AAAAHHHHHHHH.  I was standing and screaming and jumping and if I wasn’t home alone then my parents would think I had gone crazy, BUT WHATEVS.  YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY.  I am so excited for the next episode.  SAT prep, what?  Huh?  Never heard of it.  It’s all about Shining Inheritance, baby.  😉

I pretty much died from laughing when Hwan was practicing saying “Welcome!” by himself.  SO FUNNY.  OMG.  😀  Lee Seung Gi’s smile is soooo adorable aaahhhhhh!!! ❤

Shining Inheritance Episode 13

I liked this episode because it put people at square one.  It showed Eun Sung going to Franchise #2 to start anew, and it showed Hwan going back to try and start over again as well.

AND OMG SEUNG MI WAS SOOO CLOSE TO SEEING EUN WOO!!!!!!  JEESH.  Of course, I guess we don’t know whether she would have told Eun Sung, or if she’s already become completely corrupted and would have told her mom…. But I’d like to think that she would’ve done the right thing.  Meh.

GRRRRRRRR.