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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Superstition I Grew Up With #2

DON’T SIT ON THE TOP OF THE STAIRCASE OR …

That is the most common warning parents say to their children, or from grandparents to their grandchildren.

Do you know what happens when you insist on sitting there?

You’ll marry an old man.

And this is only applicable to girls.

What happens if a boy were to sit on the top of the staircase?

Who knows? Maybe he’ll marry an old woman instead??ย ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Moral of the story: You might fall and hurt yourself when you sit at a high traffic area, which is at the top most of the staircase.

If you really really want (or need) to sit on a staircase, choose the middle or the bottom most of the staircase.

Why would you need to sit there in the first place anyway?