Call it jjak Sarang – one sided love by HanaKimi91hanakimi91 2014-10-22
Hello Dramajjang readers^^ Hanakimi91 here! Have you ever found yourself in a jjak sarang situation?What is jjak sarang is a one sided love
as lovely Kang Joon-Hee have said — and since many of our k-j drama’s characters have had this kind of love,I will be writing about the ones I found most interesting and heartaching.
-NOTICE- The following post contains Spoilers from dramas Boys over Flowers/Hana Kimi/Reply 1997/Reply 1994 /Summer Nude/Dating Agency Cyrano/You taught me all the great things/God of study/Marry Him if You dare/Monstar , so if you have only seen some of them,just skip the ones you haven’t watched and come back later when you will hehehehe^^
1.Chu Ga Eul (Kim So Eun) ~Boys over Flowers~ The first Korean drama I saw was BOF and I loved it! I also loved the love line between Chu Ga Eul (Kim So Eun) and So Yi Jung (Kim Bum). The couple that got everyone’s interest although it wasn’t the main one aka Soulmates.
2.Kim Nana (Da hee) ~ Monstar ~
Next stop 3.Nakatsu Shuichi(Ikuta Toma) ~ Hana Kimi ~ (my lovable first drama I ever saw,can’t you tell by my user name :P?)
They are close from the beginning and its the typical close friendship that ends up turning into love.All these feelings confuse Nakatsu,cause he finds himself loving a boy,who is actually a girl and that girl is in love with his best friend.I love allNakatsu’s monologues about his love throughout the drama. Nakatsu can see the tense between Sano and Ashiya but he isn’t bitchy about it.When he finds out he is a she,he is revealed because everything,was so confusing to him.But the fact he wanted to make this love happen,even when he thought she was a boy made him so cool in my eyes.Of course in the end when Sano and Ashiya find each other,Toma is once again cool about it.
4.Gong Min Young(Choi Soo Young) ~Dating Agency Cyrano~
Do you still remember the first time we met? That day, you looked so lost, you didn’t know what to do. You looked so lovely that I couldn’t help but smile at you. It must have been the first time… that you entered my heart. Before I met you, I thought I could live without love. I was living in the past. I was imprisoned in the past. Fortunately, you came to find me first. I didn’t tell you, but I was actually glad that I could see you everyday. Someone I could have not known for the rest of my life… had become more important than myself. If not for Gong Stone, I would not be able to feel that way.
6.Saeki Hikari(Takei Emi) ~Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta~ (You taught me all the great things)
A student Saeki Hikari(Takei Emi) wakes up at a guy’s apartment that we find out is her teacher Shuji Kashiwagi (Haruma Miura).
I mean I dont like student teacher relationships but this time was an exception since the development was so good.So Saeki gets a lot of hate in the first episodes.But to me she isn’t hateable at all. I mean she had all these issues and when,she ends up at her teacher’s apartment she doesn’t know he is her teacher who has a fiance.She ends up there because Shuji treated her well,unlike most people,that night and she wanted to spent time by his side. Of course when she doesn’t reveal the truth about not sleeping together,blackmailing him and all,she is at fault.But I can’t totally blame her,I mean she is too young she can’t think maturely also she wants to hang on to him.
She becomes more likable,when she reveals the truth and risks not only loosing everyone’s appreciation which she did,but loosing Shuji’s trust also.Fortunately Shuji having his own issues decides to find more about her and they become really close.Their love line is not the normal type,not like a teen girls crush.That’s why I never expected they would end up together.Its just that Shuji looked at her for exactly who she was.
When her own family was falling apart and didn’t care at all.That goes the other way too.In a world full of roles and pressure Shuji can find some real feelings and meaningful conversations with Saeki.
“It’s because you forced yourself to forget so hard that you lost so much. You don’t need to forget if you don’t want to.” – Saeki Hikari“I wanna be free. Living up to expectations is exhausting.”— Kashiwagi Shuji, Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta
His time with her make him totally change and realize many things.So many may say otherwise but I think the one who “taught him all the great things” was her.
“I will never forget you, because you changed me. I’m really glad that we met.”— Kashiwagi Shuji, 大切なことはすべて君が教えてくれた (Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta)
Then comes,the unecessary for me Suhuji’s fiance’s pregnancy.Which in my eyes made Shuji feel responsible and decides he has to stay with her.Anyway the train scene at the final episode has to be one of the greatest scenes in the whole drama.
“When you wanna see something beautiful, you wanna see it with somebody. See it together, and say things like “Isn’t it beautiful?” “How amazing.” Just those few words are enough. It’s a happier thing to have someone to appreciate it with, than seeing the beautiful thing itself.”-Drunk stranger from Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oishite Kureta
I loved how he knew every dorky part of Najung’s personality(I mean she even farted in front of him )still he loved everything about her.He treated her great,he was kind with her,still he couldn’t fight Sseureki’s and Najung’s strong relationship,no one could break.At first I wanted Chilbongi and Najung together I was like “HOW CAN YOU NOT LIKE HIM?” But after that I realised Najung’s love for Sseureki so it made sense.It wasn’t the typical drama love,in which the main leads have to end up together just because they are the main leads.So after realizing all that,I didn’t want Chilbongi to suffer anymore,so I stopped watching the drama…Hahahah just kidding there is no way I would stop watching Reply 1994<3.I loved,how he tried his best.he showed everything that he had without holding nothing back.
In the end I’m glad there is a hint he finds someone new,so Chilbongi doesn’t end up alone.
8.Han Chae Ah(Seo Yoo-Kyung) ~ Marry Him If You Dare ~ Chae’s and Sejoo’s love line isn’t very famous but it really caught my eye, so it has a place in this post.Chae -ah starts as the typical evil kdrama girl.Who is all about the money and has no feelings.But apparently she finds her self in a one-sided love with Park Se Joo (Jung Yong Hwa)There is tension between the two characters even before Chae ah finds out that Sejoo is the head of the company and has tones of money.Of course finding out about that must have been,a factor that made her like him even more.Not necessarily because of the money,but for the mystery of this whole situation.So after knowing his secret,Chae Ah,becomes close with him and realizes what a cool person he is.Also Sejoo gets to know her and sees how many hardships she is been through because of the industry.Of course Sejoo has his own one sided love for Na Mi Ra e and has no eyes for other girls.Chae Ah starts falling even deeper,since she can’t have him (classic girl’s logic I do the same : P). The love Chae Ah develops for Se Joo makes her vulnerable and turns her character into a nicer person,we learn about her life problems and that adds up.From this point of the drama I think she becomes likable. ——(yeah right) We don’t exactly get a happily ever after for them Se joo lets go of Mi Rae and Chae Ah decides to study away from South Korea.She asks him though “If you had met me first,would you have fallen in love with me?” and his answer is yes he would.
This question makes me thing of the best way to end up this post with one of my favorite busker busker’s songs “love is timing”…So love is complicated,is about time is about place is about many things and it happens a lot to be one-sided 😉