Happy New Year 2022!


December 31, 2021

Unreal.  This year is over!

Covid wise, thank goodness!  I pray we are getting closer to eradicating it… though it doesn’t seem so at the moment.  I do think that the vaccine is a step in being a bit more protected so if one does get it, it is less severe and not lethal like it was before.  We have learned and we are still learning.

Ilwoo wise… sadly. One less year of Ilwoo!  And what a tough year for all performers: actors, singers, musicians, dancers… and our darling Jung Il woo.  Yet Ilwoo managed to give us in 2021 one of his best dramas ever: Bossam Steal the Fate!  This alone is a enough reason to celebrate and to be so thankful for! Credit is due too to Kwon Yuri, who was stellar in this drama and really brought out the best of Ilwoo with her light.  It was a pity this hit of a combo could not continue to shine brighter as the Village Shop show was limited for us international fans to continue to delight in the Ilwoo-Yuri, or Mildang couple.  We were picking up bits here and there due to the generosity of IG dieuhuyensmilwoo and in the Korean language sea, which made it so hard for us to understand and therefore enjoy it.   I have faith there is more to come… with English subtitles possibilities as they are really so great together!   And being able to see it with subtitles makes such a difference.

Talking about subtitles, I want to give KYR125 Subs a very special thanks, I was able to delight in this couple’s time together due to her hard work!  If you haven’t seen this gem… her english subs for Village Shop, it is time you did!  Here it is:

A dear new friend who prefers to not be names shared the long version with me and it is not uploaded in YouTube anymore, so you can watch it in my Instagram account.

We’ll see what else we get from these two… a kiss finaly? ^ ^

We also had a new season of his YouTube channel, a phase that seemed at times more mature and definitely filmed with better camera views.  Ilwoo even tried some product placement!  Keep going Ilwoo!  Cooking products, face products… there is so much you can do!   It was also great to see Ilwoo cross off some of his bucket list items like surfing and playing golf… and maybe continue them?

What will you attempt next year?  So looking forward to seeing it!

The hands of the clock continue to turn with every second getting closer 2022… may it be the best year for you dearest Jung Il woo, for every one of you!  May your dreams come true!   I will take my leave this year! with this beautiful poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson:

Ring out, wild bells

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
   The flying cloud, the frosty light:
   The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
   Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
   The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind
   For those that here we see no more;
   Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
   And ancient forms of party strife;
   Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
   The faithless coldness of the times;
   Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

Ring out false pride in place and blood,
   The civic slander and the spite;
   Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease;
   Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
   Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

Ring in the valiant man and free,
   The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
   Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.

Me: Ring in the best of each one of us!

Update… today, the last day of 2021, my instagram reached 20,000 followers!  I am so… so… delighted!  Jung Il woo, I am so grateful for all the inspiration these past five years, you helped me discover so many things about myself, most importantly my love!  Ilwoolies thank you for your support, I am so glad we get to share in this beautiful gift of our lives:

Much health and prosperity to you all! Like Ilwoo said:  It is 2022!  We are blessed!  Yes we are!  Because we are here!!!  ^ ^