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In lieu of Valentine’s Day, today’s post is about the language of Sarang-he (Korean for “Love”)! K-dramas have been the recent rage and drug popular that’s been sweeping across the globe and hitting Asian countries and places like Hawaii. As mentioned, I’ve been trying to speed-learn Korean, so I’ve injected a healthy dose of Korean dramas into my diet and I’ve found myself, well,… a bit addicted to it too!
You can learn a lot about a country by watching their films and tv programs. I’m not saying everything you see on the tube will be true or accurate, but you get a general impression- good, bad or weird– of how a culture observes themselves, their social and fashion trends, customs, codes of conduct, etc… Inevitably, of course, you forge a raw stereotype based on what you’ve watched; then, wonder if it’s all true.
13 Things you learn from watching Korean dramas
If you’re a Korean Girl…
1) You always fall for the rich and arrogant jerk, who treats you like a servant.
2) You are always hungry and stuffing food in your mouth, while talking.
3) You’re able to wear mini skirts and high heels in freezing cold weather.
5) You’re always going to be a Cinderella slave to your in-laws.
If you’re a Korean Guy…
6) and you’re handsome and nice, you will almost never…ever get the girl (*unless you are… See #1).
7) You are a good cook and love to wear a cute smock aprons while doing it.
8) You like wearing pink or outfits that western guys wouldn’t be caught dead in.
If you’re Korean …
9) You are emotional and love to yell and scream.
10) You love romantic triangles, rags-to-riches stories, and Shakespearean tragedies, where people show love through immense self-sacrifice (I can’t even dream up half the kind of self-relinquishing acts that they do!).
11) you have a fascination with the loss of eyesight: i.e. a lover is or goes blind… commits suicide so their loved one can have their eyes, etc.. (See #10).
12) You don’t know how to kiss.
13) You love to drink alchohol.
My Top 4 Favorite K-dramas:
1. Full House
2. Princess Hours or Gung
A common and quirky girl is placed in an arranged marriage with a stuffy Prince. Comical and cute at times, the story is mildly reminiscent of the rags to riches concept of Hollywood’s Princess Diaries.
3. Spring Waltz
Directed by Yoon Suk-ho, the overall work of this director involve seasons, like Winter Sonata, Spring Waltz, etc… It’s very similar to the concept of French filmmaker Eric Rhomer, who did the same thing.
Will destiny lead you back to the one you lost? Childhood friends are separated when a life threatening situation occurs. Several years later, they cross paths again while assuming different identities.
Opposites attract when an arrogant hotel heir meets a penniless waitress at a ski resort and she changes his life.