K-Drama Watch – Romance is A Bonus Book

If you are on Netflix, you would have seen a new Korean drama title on air called Romance is A Bonus Book. Aired once a week for 16 episodes, it has just ended its run and I have just completed watching all episodes.

Unlike the typical K-drama story line of a rich chaebol (heir to a fortune) and a poor woman working her way up in life, this drama tells a story of a single mom returning to work due to financial constraints. Having a 7 years gap in her employment history is definitely a big disadvantage in an environment that is already biased towards her decision to look after her family full time.

What sets this drama apart from current dramas is its artistic flair in its story line. It shows passion about the making of books and the people who eat, drink and breathe books in a publishing company.

I like that in each episode, they incorporate a little life lesson. Story telling that focuses on what matters in life.

It’s sort of like a coming-of-age movies or dramas, but for adults who needs a realignment of priorities in their lives.

Truth be told, I was only watching this drama because of the male lead, Lee JongSuk, who played the character Cha EunHo. Little did I know that despite its light weight story line, it is impactful and brought me to tears in some episodes.

The moment Cha EunHo realises that Dan-I has mutual feelings.

The drama resonates well with me because like the female character Kang Dan-I, I too wish to be in paid employment again after a decade of home-full-time-gig.

At the end of the show, the company decided to implement a blind recruitment policy, whereby new staff will be interviewed and recruited based on merit. Too good to be true for that to happen in real life, but I get my happy ending which is all I want in my dramas.

Beautifully written.

Perfectly executed.

A definite good watch!

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How Parents Pack and Travel

Recently I read a thread on how elderly parents pack and get ready for air travel.

There were many stories and people who could relate to this and I found that almost all who had similar stories were late teens to young adults.

Kids, let this aunty enlighten you on why elderly parents pack and get ready the way they are now.

Have you ever pack for 2 adults and one or more kids for lets say, a 3 days 2 nights interstate trip?

If you have not, then don’t ever question your elderly parents on why they get ready the way they do. Chances are, they have had multitude of experiences packing for you and your siblings for most of their lives. If they don’t pack and get ready the way they are now, you and your family won’t ever be ready to venture outside of your house while you were growing up.

It’s fine to question on issues that you feel are exaggerated and in this case it’s getting ready 5 hours before departure time. Please don’t ridicule them though, you don’t know what they’ve been through.

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