Hi guys, I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday!! I know it's been awhile since the last post, for that I'm sorry. Hopefully, I can make-up for the lost time. It seems like things are a bit quiet with our Joongbo couple lately. It's like they're keeping a low profile during the holidays. However, the chatbox seems to be full of chatter despite the lack of news. Thank you to all the regulars who kept the rest of the readers updated while we were away.
Since there is no pressing news to report, I figured we could walk down memory lane a bit. Falling Slowly (Kris Allen's version) was playing on the radio earlier and of course it took me back to episode 18. To be honest, I have never felt the need to rewatch KHJ serenade Hwangbo with his singing. I know that particular scene is a favorite for many but I wasn't a fan of it until recently. I was always more impressed with the little things he did for her, like when he offered to help make couple shirts during the first farewell episode. I mean, he hates wearing couple shirts much less making them. Singing and folding cranes, I thought it was kinda generic and a bit cheesy compared to that.
However, Tommy being Tommy, had to point out a couple of things to me. We were choosing our first dance song when he finally said that it was going to be a surprise. Which made me roll my eyes and say, "are you going to bust out with a guitar and sing me "falling slowly" too, how original!!!" Knowing how I was not a fan of that particular scene, he rolled his eyes back and said, "why yes, only I'm going to play the piano, the violin and the guitar while folding the cranes and singing the song." Then he told me to stop ragging on the scene. Yes, it was cheesy. Yes, it was unoriginal but I was looking at it all wrong. Because it was cheesy and unoriginal, it made it much more genuine. "Your boy hates cheesiness, yet there he is on reality t.v. singing a song in a language he can barely speak. I mean, the guy said he was more nervous doing that then his first concert. I mean he ran the risk of making an ass out of himself on t.v. I would've bailed. Plus, the words to both songs are quite fitting to their situation, it may be cheesy but it had thought yo. Why do you think Hwangbo was so close to tears?"
That shut me up for a good minute. Then of course, I had to go back to re-watch that episode. I have to admit, it wasn't nearly as cheesy as I remembered. As a matter of fact, it was actually kinda, sorta, a little bit sweet. For those that need their memories refreshed...