Jung Il woo in Sweet Munchies Episode 12.

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This episode aired on June 30th, 2020

Spoiler Alert…!  Go HERE, to see more!


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In overall, what I liked the most of Sweet Munchies was how comforting it was. It was mostly because of Jung Il-woo’s cooking. He did such an amazing job… learning, looking for interesting dishes… he always puts in 150%, how inspiring!  I read that he even chose many accessories and accents for the set. I will be translating the recipes next and trying some too…

It was also visually very warm with lots of yellows and vintage aged colors.  Of all the sets I loved the Bistro, A Jin’s flat and the Broadcasting Company’s office where A Jin worked.

Acting wise, I thought everyone did a pretty good job…  Jung Il woo as Chef Park Jin-sung was the axis where all characters converged and he did an extraordinary job being that axis.  I really enjoyed the scenes between him and Hak-joo who had the impressive ability to fill the space with tension and passion barely uttering a word.  Ji-young was great in her role and did a great job for her first Korean drama!  Her character’s optimistic light side was so refreshing!

Loved the message about lying… and how it’s much better to bear those low moments with honesty and under one’s possibility.  He should have gotten another job plus an extra job… and negotiate his debt with the health institution.  And get his brother to work too… why should he bare it all?

But perhaps the best of this drama were the messages it sent out to the very conservative Korean society, and the world in the gay department.  I wish I could talk to a gay man and hear what he thought.  For me as a straight woman, I felt it true and respectful.  I loved the last line by the father… “Your life is yours to live.”

I read that the ratings for this drama went down, as it went along and the last episode had the lowest… and I wonder how much of it was because of the gay part in it. In YouTube, the videos with the two of them had very few likes when compared to Chef Park and A Jin. It’s sad if this the reason… but humanity has yet to learn to embrace difference.  Notice that I do not use the word tolerance… to tolerate is not enough.  We need to reflect deep within ourselves, and ask what is it that I dislike… that I fear of it?  It is part of GOD’s creation.  We are part of GOD’s creation.  When we reject, resist, divide, separate…we are denying our part in GOD’s creation.  We are all connected.

I also loved both the soup part (for personal reasons!) and the tunnel description in episode 12.  I love the getting adjusted, finding your bearings to deal with the darkness of the tunnel. So true… there is still light in the tunnel, and in you! and that light is what allows you to heal and then be able to wish for more light until you find the exit filled with light and you are ready to step out again.

What didn’t I like?  One thing I have learned lately is that one should not criticize.  They did the best they could I’m sure!  And in the middle of a pandemic… so Bravo!!! to the writer, the director and the cast and crew for making it through!

To Jung Il woo… I hope you walk away feeling happy and thankful for all you learned.  For all the beautiful messages of acceptance of difference you helped to convey with Hak-joo.  Always see the true light in all you do… Did I do the best in this situation?  Did my work help others in someway?  How did I treat the people around me? Praise, awards, ratings… these egoistic things melt away in the light of what truly matters.  Thank you for all the love you put into Sweet Munchies… it made my life sweeter in these bitter times!

And that’s a wrap!  A sweet wrapper left from the sweet munchies!

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Jung Il woo is considering a new role in Bossam-Stealing Fate! A historical drama!

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June 29, 2020

Yes! It is called Bossam-Stealing Fate (Literal Title)  He would play Ba Woo, a man that looks to help widows with no prospect of getting re married to new husbands.  He accidentally kidnaps a widow! Oops!

This comes from Soompi:

“The drama will be set during the reign of King Gwanghae, and revolve around Ba Woo and princess Soo Kyung. It will be a story of life and love that touches upon the oppression experienced by women and the impoverished. Screenwriters Kim Ji Soo and Park Cheol will be writing the script, and PD (producing director) Kwon Seok Jang, who has worked on “Golden Time” and “Miss Korea,” will lead the production, with the drama set to air in the first half of 2021.”

For more you can read HERE in English, and HERE in Korean.

Shall we celebrate with more photos of his Saeguks?  Yeah!!!

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Have you seen all his previous Saeguks?  Which of them did you like the most?

And… If you are a recent fan, it may be time for you to catch up!   Start with the Return of Iljimae!  ^ ^

Want to know more about traditional Korean clothing and Saeguks? Go HERE.


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I am so glad for this acting possibility for him.  I hope he takes it if it’s a good opportunity!  Can’t wait to delight in him wearing a Hanbok again!  That’s how I fell in love with him… as Prince Yang in “The Moon that Embraces the Sun!”

 

The N Seoul Tower (서울타워) (Commonly known as Namsan Tower)

 

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I’m so happy to share with you another great attraction in Seoul, the N Seoul Tower or Namsan tower.  From its observation deck was when I realized how big Seoul really was!

I went there at the end of the day,  about two hours before the sunset time.  I wanted to see both the day and night view from there…  it was espectacular!  The color change… and I can’t decide which view I liked the most.  They were both so beautiful!  Though I will say, the tower looks better at night when it is lit in this really beautiful green.

A little bit of history is that the N Seoul Tower was the first radio wave tower built in Seoul.  It’s construction was started in 1969, but it did not open to the public with its famous observation deck until 1980.  This tower sits on top of Namsan mountain, and if you have time there are trails that lead to other highlights including Seoul’s Old City Wall.  This tower is the second highest point in Seoul at 236 meters (774 ft).  WOOndering what the highest point is, ha! me too… its a mountain range to the north of the Han River called “Bukhansan,” its highest peak is Baegundae at 836.5 meters (2,744 ft)!

So now let’s go on a journey to the Namsan Tower!  To get there I actually walked from Myeongdong Station, and saw the Cathedral, then I discovered an area dedicated to animation!  (Life’s surprise!)  I will dedicate a post someday to Myeongdong… I took so many photos there!

The tower is really close to this animation area, so I just walked to the a special elevator station called the “Ormi Elevator” or gondola that takes you up to the cable car station.  That elevator was really scary… it was basically a box that moved sideways!  (Well I guess an elevator is always a box… but you don’t see it like this one!)

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This video shows it in action and even tells you how to get there…

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Quite the view huh?!

Then came the Cable Car part…  I am not a fan of heights, but I really enjoyed the ride.  I was reminded of my first Korean drama “Boys Over Flowers and of Gyu Jun-pyo and Jan-di romantically trapped in the cable car.  Between you and me… I did not fall for Jung-pyo in this drama but for Ji-hoo.  Absolutely loved how sweet and kind he was… like… Jung Il woo!!!  I was meant to be his fan from the start!  ^ ^

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I was hopeful the weather would improve, as you can see it was really humid. When I got out of the Cable Car, I remember walking many steps and you see the first observation area.  Also near this, are the famous padlocks where sweethearts attempt to bind each other in long life love.  It is very interesting to see it here, they are basically walls and trees full of locks.

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Yes, let’s imagine Jung Il woo there… ready?

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WOOw!  I really like the way this photo composition came out.  To me it says…  Jung Il woo is made of Seoul just as Seoul is made of him.

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Look who’s here!  Yes love divine!  ^ ^ I am very romantic but I do not like this tradition of padlocks. I believe more that the bond of love in unspoken: it is trust. True love does not worry, it does not fret, it supports you, it helps you grow, it does not tie you in any way… quite the opposite… it sets you free!

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Here is a map and a list of the tower’s attractions so you have a better idea where things are and what you can do.

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Floors & Amenities
Plaza P0/B1 (Lobby): Entrance to Observatory, Information Desk, Alive Museum, Cafe, Children’s Theater, Nursing room

Plaza P1 – Ticket booth, Food Court, Light Garden, Grass Terrace, Souvenir Shop, Characters & Photos

Plaza P2 – Restaurant, Roof Terrace, Cafe

Tower T1 – Korean Restaurant “Hancook”

Tower T2 – Analogue Observatory, The Wishing Pond, Sky Restroom, Sky Coffee, Photo Studio

Tower T3 – Digital Observatory, Shocking Edge and Digital High-powered Telescope , Gift shop

Tower T5 – A revolving restaurant!

Did you notice something missing on that list?  Where is T4? Well, I just read that there is something called Tetraphobia in some Asian countries!  It is the thought that number four brings bad luck as it sounds a lot like death in Chinese.  So in South Korea many buildings don’t have a fourth floor.  It’s replaced with an F or jumps to the 5.  It’s the equivalent of number 13 here in the West.  Though for us is more Friday the 13th. So there may be a few buildings that don’t have 13, but is not that common.  Fascinating!

So of all these places I walked around the Lobby? area…I visited Hello Kitty Island, the N Sweettbar, and the Observations Decks.  I also got a postcard which I mailed from there!  I did not eat anything… I know that getting a sit for one in some Korean restaurants is frowned upon. Especially in a place like this…  I hope I’m with someone else next time!  I like that revolving restaurant!!!

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Look who was there!  That’s right!  Haechi!  This is Seoul’s symbol!

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Here are some of my photos of Hello Kitty Island.  I waited until it was very late, so I basically had the place to myself!  I really enjoy design, so I loved it!

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I didn’t know their name was white!  Did you notice there is an Anthony… her grandfather!

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What is the number one element of design in all these photos?  Bows!!! They are everywhere! and this is the last one…

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Onto the observation deck.  There were two… I think the highest one had all the countries as point of reference.

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No I’m not there… I thought it looked so cool!!!

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Look how far New York is!!!   But no distance could ever really separate two people that are meant to come together… and one can also…

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Send a postcard!!!  I thought this possibility was so great!

On the way out I delighted in the beauty of  the tower… with the moon!  I was absolutely enchanting!

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Yeah, the night view was breathtaking…  ^ ^

When I was done… I headed to the cable car, the line was so long… like an hour wait at least!  So I decided to walk down… I did it all the way to the train station!  Because there were so many steps, my knees were in agony the next day.  But it was so worth it, I had the joy of walking along the Hanyangdoseong (한양도성), the old ancient wall that used to be the border of Seoul, or Hanyang the way it was called back then. It was built in 1396 to protect the city from invaders during the Joseon Dynasty.  The moon was my companion the whole time, it was so beautiful and peaceful…

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Well… someone else was with me the whole time…

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Ilwoo Ssi!  How grateful I am for all you have brought to my life!  May GOD bless you!  May you continue to enjoy your well deserved time off!

Well dear fans, we have come to the end of our journey, I hope you enjoyed it.  For a ñapa, I’m sharing the following video of someone who walked all the way to the tower during the Spring, it so beautiful then too…   I’ll do it someday!

 

 

Jung Il woo in Sweet Munchies Episode 10.

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This episode aired this past Tuesday,  June 23, 2020…

Spoiler Alert… !

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Yes!  Very emotional… to see a LOT more go HERE.

So beautiful all the expressions in your eyes Jung Il woo… Once more I am reminded of this song…

In your eyes…

…how blessed I am to have seen them… and having their light shine upon me!

Sweet Munchies of the RainboWOO kind!

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Hello!  While waiting for the new episodes of Sweet Munchies, I decided to go back to 2013 and enjoy the gorgeous photo shoot that Ilwoo called “RainboWOO.”  He not only picked every outfit and setting of this photo shoot… he also did all the posing for it in one day!  He worked with his favorite photographer (the same one that his latest photo shoot: Kwon Yoon-sung.

I imagine many of you are wondering about Ilwoo’s last story message.  Don’t fret or worry… he has worked non stop since last summer… and now it is time for him to be off for a while… he was so kind to let us know instead of simply disappearing!  So… I am personally honoring that. I will be quietly cheering him on, sending him lots of kind energy full of peace.

Did you like the new look on the heading of my accounts?  I love the light in these photos… as if he was sunbathed… or sunkissed!

Now… are you ready to delight in the most beautiful of all the rainbows?  Here is our one and only RainboWOO!

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I created this video a while ago using the photos of this photo shoot and the song “Rainbow Connection” by Weezer:

 

For A LOT more of this photo shoot go HERE.


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Re-reading my posts from back then, I felt suddenly sad… the summit between North Korea and the US for Peace had just happened then and I was so full of joy.  All this seems to be disappearing now as more negative tensions seems to be on the rise.

I pray and envision these countries completely reunited again someday.  We need lots of positive energy for this to happen… stay positive… for there is always light in the darkest moment… that light shines inside of each one of us… it is our responsibility to make it brighter and brighter full of thankfulness for a great future of humanity and our beloved planet Earth.  A world more just and united… full of love!

Jung Il Woo in a new gorgeous photo shoot!

June 15, 2020

Since I won’t be able to sleep any time soon I decided to post the photos that just came out through Dispatch Naver.  I’m so happy but I’m also very tired… I had a very busy day including the graduation of my sixth grade students.  It always drains me emotionally!  It was virtual but so beautiful and well done… I’m so glad for them.  And now ready to delight once more in these photos?  If an article comes out I will post it here later on!

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