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Liebster Award (plus The Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award continuation)

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-Welcome to Know Kwon Channel News, anchorman Hyung greets you all, ladies and gentlemen! Our detective, drama commando and journalist Know Kwon will deliver the breaking news! Hello Kwon, where are you now? Tell us, what’s going on there?

*oppaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!*

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-Kwon? What was that?

–Hyung! It wasn’t me, it’s hell on earth here! I’m stationed somewhere in Seoul, next to Gangnam Station! What you heard before was Yo Na’s screams!

-What’s going on?!

*oppaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!*

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–Immense riots are expanding all over the place! The second leads have started burning chaebol cars, their major request was to finally be able to leave with the girl! The productions rejected it and the situation is out of control! Yo Na tries to make Ri On jealous and chases after any passing by first male lead! Lee Gun is standing on top of a building and keeps laughing, he says nobody can take away his snail, it’s pure lunacy i tell ya!

-How did the first leads react?!

–Some of them are heading towards the hospital to take care of their wounds and the others are trying to find a way to escape! Their mothers say they’ll bring the army if they have to, you know, drama related connections. Wait, i can see Bae Soo Bin, he’s dressed like Joker and roams around the city and…

*Yuei yuei, Perry Park here, is this a microphone, aiiiiish, i always wanted to tell the news, eeing?!*

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–Know Kwon here again, Perry Park fainted but i don’t know which one will come to the surface! I’ll try to find shelter and i’ll be back as soon as possible!

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So, the awards keep going on and Blue (since i answered to questions from two more Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award nominations – you are nominated for it, but feel free to answer whichever questions you want to, the ones here or the other ones, or both of them if it’s not exhausting) who has a deep affection for the endings of our beloved South Korean (and not only) dramas nominated us for Liebster Award and i’m deeply thankful for that. If you’re curious, if you weren’t now you are, about her thoughts on various endings of dramas and not only you should definitely pay her a visit and invest in the way she depicts her thoughts through her keyboard. Except for the Liebster Award part, i will reply to some more nominations when it comes to The Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award from Belle who loves to rant and we love her for that and from the passionate drama duo straight from the picadrama headquarters to Kwon’s jungle. It is one more reason to be deeply thankful and i am, let’s reflect the love!

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Okay, Liebster Award comes with some rules and here they are:

  • Thank and link the person who nominated you – Answer the questions given by the nominator
  • Nominate 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers and link them.
  • Create 11 new questions for the nominees to answer – Notify all nominees via social media/blogs.

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Blue‘s questions:

1) What is to you, the best drama of all times? And why?

1 Litre of Tears, because the title is a lie, it is the whole world’s water capacity gathered inside a pool within your eyes. Once the valve is open there’s no turning back. It’s probably one of the most sincere and heartfelt dramas sending shivers down your spine every single freaking second, even if you deny and pressure yourself to restrain your cheek-riverbanks from getting filled with tears, you can’t accomplish it. The acting and the overall approach was so natural it felt so real. It’s based on a real story, but the overall presentation was performed with due respect; perfectly.

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2) Name three favorite actors and three favorite actresses of yours.

I went with five instead of three:

i) Song Hye Kyo, because elegance and discipline were never carved upon a face as perfectly as on her very own canvas.

ii) Jeon Ji Hyeon, because she’s simply divine.

iii) Ueto Aya, because she’s the moon incarnate.

iv) Jang Na Ra, because she’s the puppiest puppy ever. I’d piggyback her forever.

iv) Lee Da Hae, because of her crystal tears and crescent moon looking smiling eyes.

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Four here:

i) Jo In Sung, because he’s a master of expressing emotions and he’s my hyung, hands down or else we kick & punch like on That Winter, The Wind Blows in the way he did alongside Kim Bum.

ii) So Ji Sub, because his “i don’t give an eff” lifeless expression is disarming.

iii) Jang Hyuk, because i nearly lost my throat trying to impersonate the famous Lee Gun laugh.

iv) Lee Joon, because he might be fresh blood, but his blood is boiling and gives life to his characters.

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3) Do you prefer the city or the countryside and why?

The city once my liver asks for some urban decadence, but i prefer the seaside to be more precise to lose myself while swimming and relaxing, but also rocky oriented places, because i like doing monkey thingies. We’re all so fed up with the cities, the real magic lies in the countryside, but the city devours us, call it studies, call it work, call it whatever, the industrial scenery is omnipresent. Blessed are those who live by the sea or at the countryside wherever they prefer.

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4) If there was one thing you could change about your character overnight, what would it be?

A small part of my introvert character, sometimes it feels easier writing than expressing yourself in real time.

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5) What is your favorite drama/movie genre?

I like melodramas, slice of life themes, romantic comedies too, but also Asian culture thrillers, war movies concerning the South Korean war, Chinese themes from the era of the Three Kingdoms and movies that hold a 40s-70s China/Hong Kong aesthetic.

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6) What is the most challenging thing about blogging?

Time.

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7) Finish this sentence: Life is worth living because ___________________

a green rose might fall from heaven.

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8) You win 5 Million dollars, what is the first thing you buy?

I convert them automatically into ₩ and you’ll find me again in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, China, etc. My fortress will be at Jeju island. The first thing i buy is a ticket to South Korea.

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9) Share with us your top 3 pet peeves.

-When something is not funny anymore, it’s not funny anymore, so cut it off.

-When people talk about something as if they know it when they don’t know at all what they’re talking about and they insist they are right. No you ain’t, shut it.

-Repetitive curious stares. Chugulle?

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10) If you knew you only had 2 days left to live, state three things you would do?

Teleportation to South Korea (i don’t want to spend so many hours on the plane), so this doesn’t count, let’s say i’m already there. I piggyback a girl i meet and we spend some awesome time together seeing as much as i can (i guess she wouldn’t say no, i’d tell her i’m about to die so she’d feel she’s playing in a drama) and in the last few hours i’d drink as much soju as i can until i pass out and death finds me somewhere in Jeju island by the shore.

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11) Have you accomplished something that you’re really proud of? What is it?

It’s not really something, but expressing myself through words somehow means the world to me; and i’m proud of that.

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Belle‘s questions:

1. Did you have a childhood nickname? If so, what’s the story behind it?

Yes i did/do… One of them is parrot, because there was a friend whom we called pelican and one day by mistake i asked another friend “where is parrot?!” and he said “he’s not a parrot, he’s a pelican! you’re the parrot from now on!” I’ll stick to that i won’t invest more!

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2. Tell me three things about the place you grew up in.

Between the mountains and the sea; from the top of the building when i look at the north i see the sea, on the south lie the mountains. Then, it used to be a warmhearted neighborhood when i was a little kiddo and we were playing football in the streets! Last but not least, it’s an intriguing city for a few years, if one comes to study here for example, from a point and on you know where you want to go and you go to the same places according to your taste, so it gets boring from a moment and on.

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3. What’s the craziest/oddest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Extra hot peppers from a garden and i had turned into a volcano, then we were teasing a friend to eat one and he was afraid to do so and i ate another one in front of him and i died anew.

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4. Would you rather eat healthy or exercise regularly?

Exercise regularly, food is too precious to be taken lightly, too many pleasures.

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5. If you had to pick one representative dish that best encapsulates where you are from what would it be and why?

When it comes to me, since i love salads, i’d say traditional Greek salad with feta cheese, with one small difference since cucumber disgusts me, i prefer it anytime cucumber-less since that disgusting thing leaves its scent on tomatoes, onions, etc. But in general i’d say people would look for souvlaki/pita gyro. Souvlaki is meat pieces on skewers and pita gyro is souvlaki wrapped in some sort of a pie and you put in there tomato, onion, lettuce, tzatziki (a traditional sauce with yoghurt, cucumber, etc – i hate it) or sauce, depending on the meat you chose, pork or chicken, etc.

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6. How do you spend your free time apart from watching shows?

Reading Haruki Murakami, drinking beers or campari-orange, going mini car excursions, visiting islands, etc.
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I’d wrist-grab me bromance style and i’d tell me what happened during these 10 years, then i’d return 10 years later to ask me if i followed the same course or changed something.

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8. What is one of the most adventurous things you’ve ever done?

There was a 20 minutes walk gorge and when it was reaching an end it was opening up into the sea. Well, since i like monkey thingies, i was climbing and climbing the gorge upwards, but i hadn’t taken my glasses with me and i reached a point where it was too difficult to come down on my own, so i was receiving coordinates from a friend at the beach where to place my feet, haha! I don’t regret it, but i was kind of scared i have to admit.

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9. What is something you are waiting for, or looking forward to, right now?

A green rose to fall from heaven.

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10. Where are you from? How did you get to discover this space? In other words, what brought you here?

Greece and as for this space, i didn’t discover it on my own, i think you discovered us first and then your personal discovery led to my own discovery!

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Picadrama‘s questions:

1. What is your least favorite drama and why?

I guess it’s First Class, i watched strictly because of Sawajiri Erika due to my endless love towards 1 Litre of Tears, it wasn’t bad, but well, its world is not for me.

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2. Where is your favorite drama watching location and time?

My room, anytime!

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3. Who is your favorite second lead of all time….if you ever had SLS (second lead syndrome)?

I don’t usually suffer from SLS, but the neighbor oppa from Fated to Love You and the doctor Lee Pil Mo was playing at Emergency Couple didn’t deserve to had been overran by the waves of one-sided love!

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4. If you could vacation with your significant other in any place in the world, where would you guys go?

Jeju island.

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5. Do you prefer dark dysfunctional drama couples or light, romcommy “old married” couples?

Dark dysfunctional drama couples because the world is dark and dysfunctional itself!

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6. What is the saddest drama scene you’ve ever watched?

It’s not a specific scene, but the ongoing drama watching threnody named 1 Litre of Tears was a volcano of tears. Some of Kang Tae Ha’s monologues in Discovery of Romance were carved with a knife as well.

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7. Your favorite villain? Why?

Park. Young. Tae. In Endless Love. Because he’s a relentless villainous beast performed by the same actor as the villainous character on I Hear Your Voice, but that one is a puppy compared to Park Young Tae.

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8. Which drama character’s wardrobe do you prefer?

Kang Tae Ha’s from discovery of romance performed by Eric, Jang Jae Yeol’s more hipster aesthetic by Jo In Sung and Oh Soo’s elegant clothing by Jo in Sung as well on That Winter, The Wind Blows.

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9. What is your favorite drama OST?

Oh, now that’s a difficult question, but the most memorable one has to be the one from My Girl. Auditory Hallucination from Kill Me, Heal Me too, it expands itself like a mental sickness!

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Now i have to think of 11 questions, huh? Okay, let’s see what this peanut brain will bring to life:

1) With Ga In’s choreography in Paradise Lost MV i think paradise was found, do you love Ga In? If not, why?! Confess your thoughts to me.

2) When you can’t think of a proper question what do you actually do? Silence is gold or silence is a burden? Or the truth lies somewhere in the middle?

3) South of the border or west of the sun?

4) How many dramas are you currently watching? And which ones?

5) Is there a comeback from the world of Asian pop that you highly expect or want to happen?

6) Did you ever feel like Yo Na? If yes, would you be able to confess your guilty feelings to me?

7) Take for example The Girl Who Sees Smells, whether you watch it or not, which weird drama ability would you like to possess?

8) Movies like 2046, In the Mood for Love and Lust, Caution are some of my favorites of all time, what do you think of them? Are you expecting The Crossing as much as i do?

9) Any idea on how recaps could take less time?

10) “Omona omona” they are doing some sort of chincha dance next to the singer, let’s join all together and form an MV. Seriously now, do you like trot music? Did you like the song?

11) Saranghaeso mianhae, saranghaeso mianhae! Did you enjoy the song? But apart from that, did you catch yourself secretly singing along?

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Well, here are my 17 instead of 11 nominations because i wanted to be a bit swag, some of you must have more than 200 followers, so i nominated you anyway because i can and because i want to. So here you are:

Dramachaser!

Soori!

The A-Philosopher’s Chair!

Nelly and her herooz!

Picadrama!

Park Chohwa!

Amusings!

Crush on Lee Da Hae!

Snow!

Anna & Estelle!

Dramaphilic!

A Blind Bird!

Ga In!

Belle!

The Hyuk commandos!

Zhaoul!

Orion and her ramblings!

Answer whenever time is gentle upon your drama shoulders!

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  1. Michele
    April 5, 2015 at 1:42 am — Reply

    Seriously…I am sitting in a Starbucks right now reading this and when I read that “the second leads have started burning chaebol cars” I literally laughed out loud so hard all heads, including staff, turned. Great to see you recognize Lee Joon’s boiling talent. I cannot fault the guy for leaving MBLAQ to pursue acting full on…..it was a choice well made. Congrats on your nominations. This was a thoroughly entertaining read!

    • April 5, 2015 at 1:50 am — Reply

      Hahahaha, that sounded like a drama scene where the whole restaurant/cafe/store and all heads turn XD Hope it wasn’t that much of an awkward moment >.> Yup, he’s got the potential to become a great actor in the future! Thanks a lot and i’m sincerely glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  2. April 5, 2015 at 3:14 am — Reply

    Appreciate the nomination! This will be an opportunity to check out other blogs to meet the 11 blog nominations. Currently, I’m finding I have less time to read other blogs. BTW, I love campari-orange too!

    • April 5, 2015 at 12:50 pm — Reply

      You’re very welcome! Yup the liebster (lobster as i re-baptized it yesterday 😀 ) which has many nomination options, and any award regardless of its “rules” are a good opportunity to take a blog-walk, when you enter a writing spree, which takes a lot of time, you might want to read many blogs, but time prevents it :/ It’s a great drink, the first two sips (i almost wrote ships, damn dramas 😛 ) are always more bitter, like meet and greet every time, but the rest ones are just what you ask for 😀

      • April 6, 2015 at 12:06 pm — Reply

        I like the term blog walk.

  3. April 5, 2015 at 7:32 pm — Reply

    YOU DID IT! The ‘journalist’ thing – you did it, Sire Know Kwon! Aww ahahahah hilarious! 😀 😀
    Loved reading those answers and you always have the perfect reaction pictures. EEEEEEEEEEEH! XD

    • April 5, 2015 at 9:10 pm — Reply

      I had forgotten about it and then BOOM, it came back to mind XD NUOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH? XD My hard drive is a world of drama emotions with all these screencaps XD Gomawo tomochingu ^-^

      • April 6, 2015 at 6:33 pm — Reply

        Hahahaha NUOOOOOOOOOOOH EEEEEEEEEEEEEH? Always works perfectly well. Next time I’ll use it in my exams for the much needed BOOM of knowledge XD XD WOAH, your hard drive must be a hard one to deal with at times with all the ‘dramatic’ screencaps. Hehehe, I jest! O_O

        • April 6, 2015 at 6:38 pm — Reply

          Always! They are inseparable parts XD Yups, BOOM of knowledge through a NUOOOOOOOOOOOOH EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH maelstrom 😀 Yups, with all these crying Lee Da Hae pictures i think it’s rainy in there XD

          • April 7, 2015 at 1:15 pm

            Hahahaha but then I’m sure it’s sunny too with Jang Na-Ra’s warm smiles *-* XD

          • April 7, 2015 at 2:26 pm

            Jang Na Ra’s smiles are the spring cherry blossom of the soul :3 XD

  4. April 5, 2015 at 8:06 pm — Reply

    LOL, what a funny post? Know is a great journalist 😉

    • April 5, 2015 at 9:07 pm — Reply

      I’m still hiding though because it’s too scary to get out with all this drama hell going on! XD

  5. April 6, 2015 at 4:52 pm — Reply

    […] to answer, but after this drama my answer comes easy. I love this drama because of the reasons Kwon has already said and because of the respect they showed to the true story and to the perfect human beingAya was. […]

  6. April 6, 2015 at 9:22 pm — Reply

    Ah, a Murakami fan. Which one(s) did you like?

    • April 6, 2015 at 9:28 pm — Reply

      South of the Border, West of the Sun has inflicted my brain, it played more than welcome emotional tricks with my mind! I’m on a steady Norwegian Wood walk now. Plus i’m waiting for a friend to lend me more of Haruki’s books, but he forgot it the previous time he came in town

      • April 6, 2015 at 9:56 pm — Reply

        No Murakami novels sold in your local bookstore? I like the two you mentioned, though more Norwegian Wood since it was my first Murakami novel (the film adaptation is crap), and it stands up to multiple re-reads.

        I would also recommend these: Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (one of my favourites), Dance Dance Dance, A Wild Sheep Chase and Sputnik Sweetheart. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle is also good, but I found it quite heavy. If you like short stories, I recommend the collection in Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman.

        • April 6, 2015 at 10:10 pm — Reply

          They are sold, but this period my wallet is negative on various ways i’d like to express myself 😛 South of the Border since it’s my first Murakami novel and i loved it so much i guess it will always hold a special place in my heart!

          Alright! I’ll keep all of them in my Murakami plan-to-read list placing End of the World on top of it! As for short stories, it depends, i’m 50/50 on that subject. Thanks a lot for the recommendations! 😀

  7. April 9, 2015 at 11:49 pm — Reply

    Wait, I’m confused???? How did I forget to reply to this??? Goodness, what happened to me chingu??? I’m so sorry I thought I had already posted you, and thanks again for the nomination, I’ll reply to your questions soon!

    That was a good (re-)read!!! I’m too sensitive to watch 1 Liter of Tears, I have been avoiding it for years. Don’t tempt me! Lee Da-Hae is amazing in Miss Ripley and My Girl (though I recall disliking the ending due to SLS, sorry chingu). Seong Hye-Kyo is crazy awesome even if I’m mad at her for acting in “That Winter…”. Jo In Sung is a great actor, but strangely, I never seem to like his characters. Lee Joon’s skills were praised since Ninja Assassin, I don’t follow him but I’m not surprised, even when he acted in MBlaq’s MV’s you could see his potential. Writing is easier for me than talking as well, although my mom swears I have no problem in that area. Time being a challenge, definitely agree!!! Ticket to SK, of couuuurseeeee!!!

    • April 10, 2015 at 12:01 pm — Reply

      It must had been a wrong braincell signal telling you that you had commented XD You’re welcome chingu and i’m thankful as well, i’ll be looking forward to your answers ^-^
      Instead of avoiding it, feel tempted even more and marathon it (it’s marathonable XD ) one Saturday or Sunday or during a weekend and dive in 1 Ocean of Tears 😀
      Ah, SLS knocked your door on My Girl :O Even though he was a really good second lead, i loved the first lead couple 😀
      Why are you mad at her about That Winter, The Wind Blows? :O (curious to find out 😀 )
      Yup, he is a great actor and the good part of the story is that i like his characters too, so it’s a win-win situation for me 😀
      I met Lee Joon on Mr Back and ever since i became some kind of a fan looking forward to what he will accomplish step by step! OK, now that we got our imaginary tickets, let’s go to SK 😀
      If we discuss the same subject or write about it, something tells me that in the written form i will present more of my thoughts 😀

      • April 10, 2015 at 5:34 pm — Reply

        I knoooow, it’s the brain cell signal!!!! And it’s just that I couldn’t get into TWTWB. I didn’t like their characters, I didn’t like them at all as a couple, the pace was too slow too many times. But I can’t wait to see another drama of hers. 😀

        • April 11, 2015 at 10:19 pm — Reply

          That’s OK, but i do agree in the slow pace of the drama, but i watched in slow pace too, so this helped my appreciate it even more 😀 I did the same with Angel Eyes, slow-paced dramas work just fine in slow-watching for me. I can’t wait for a drama of hers either!

  8. April 14, 2015 at 11:47 pm — Reply

    KWON!!!! I finally answered your question for the Sisterhood Award : https://kdramaendings.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/

    • April 15, 2015 at 1:55 am — Reply

      CHINGU!!! Will reply tomorrow because i killed myself today with two recaps and my eyes are dying XD But i read it and loved the answers, tomorrow you will have a proper answer in your article! 😀

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