Monday, December 27, 2010

falling slowly...


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...



S18-2

23 comments:

Mei said...

Lol. tommy seems to be right again. This is one of my favorite episodes. He looks so shy and she looks so happy. Just out of curiosity. What did he decide for your first dance?

Sa said...

give our thanks to tommy pls wont u for pointing stuff like this out? made my day - cant stop smiling haha - warm fuzzy feeling :)

and im just as curious as mei - wat did tommy decide on?

cheers :)

Anonymous said...

You didn't like this episode? Here i thought you had excellent taste. Jk. kekekekeke. I'm glad you changed your mind.

Jung said...

Meme you always speak how I feel. I will go watch that episode again. It always give me goosebumps because it is so cheesy to me. But since you changed your mind I will see if Tommy is right. Good to see u again

LvKprogram said...

@meme...are you back? if you are...WELCOME BACK!
I missed you^^

Anonymous said...

..ok, I speak for myself here, I must be lacking in the cheesiness department, keke..But yeah, that was one of my favorite memorable scenes, I could have died a thousand times. I remember HB had said during their backroom interviews, something like "well, you know how it made you all feel, that's how I felt", anyway, something to that effect.
But still, I wanna believe in them, and wish everyone in Ssangchuland a Happy New Year.

Hailey said...

Lmao. "play the piano, the guitar,the violin while folding the cranes and singing the song" did no one else find that hilarious? I almost tinkled in my pants reading that.

Like everyone else...I am very curious about the song he chose?

J.J. said...

@ Meme, there must be a reason why all the kiddies on WGM after them started to do THE EXACT SAME THING--singing falling slowly, if it didn't tug at the heartstrings. XP

Btw, yayers for being back?
I've emailed you several times but... it seems my email gets sent to your junk mail? :( :P

meme =p said...
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meme =p said...

I must be out of practice. I can't even leave a message without messing up =p I wrote one up and then somehow deleted it!

Thanks for the warm wishes and the welcome backs!

LVK- I've missed you too! Thanks for helping out!

J.J-Something must be out of whack..perhaps you can send it to my other email. tdo@dallasisd.org

Mei, Sa, & Hailey-Tommy is ridiculous alot of times but he managed to surprise me this time. I assumed it was going to be Remember When by Alan Jackson. But he always has to have the last say...he chose this instead

http://i-am-meme.blogspot.com/2010/12/teenage-dream.html

It's funny how different a song can sound and how meaningful it can be =p

Sa & Hailey- he's alright. Let's not blow his already big head up anymore.

Jung- It will probably give you goosebumps just not as much.

Anonymous- It's ok. Jung and I seem to be the only ones who thought it was cheesy. Everyone else loved it..like J.J said...it tugged at the heart strings =p

Liliana said...

I love this episode. I just rewatched it again. Especially when he did the aegyo!! I also think hwangbo is incredibly pretty in this episode. It's hard to believe that she's older then him here.

Meme I love that version of that song!!! Tommy did so good! I never really listened to the words but that would have made me cry hearing that on my wedding day.

I didn't know you had another blog. I know I'm a little slow. I have another site to follow. I know it's crazy but it does feel like a joongbo family. I wish u a very happy marriage.

Also we miss SH. do you know if she is ok with all her studies and internship!?

Anonymous said...

This is my most fave episode, I keep on watching it over and over again that my husband asked me why they keep on playing the same song??? It makes me feel giddy like a teenager everytime I watch it.

Nala

Anonymous said...

I love this episode the most because HJ comfessed his feeling toward HB by singing "falling slowly." In addition, he gave her 1000 paper cranes as a love symbol each other as a prove w/ the 1000 cranes. To fold 1000 cranes, there is involved w/ love. Other than then, it is hard to fold 1000 cranes. I'm sure he was praying & thinking about her whenever he folds it. Furthermore, he mentioned it made him more nervous than so many concerts he has had in front of so many people. That means he was so afraid that she might be rejected his feeling, so he was more nervous in front of for the only person whom he loves the most than in front of the thousands & thousands of his fans. Happy new year everyone of you. Justin

Anonymous said...

I remember showing this cut to my secretary before and telling her that if a guy ever folded a thousand cranes for her and proposed to her then she just had to accept. The first time I watched this of course I was touched but my logic kicked in and I thought maybe it was just a clever thought by the production team. But I got involved with the paper cranes project for the couple and I realize just how difficult and time consuming it was to fold a thousand cranes and it was then that I appreciated more what hj did for his buin. The two songs too were very well thought out, so yes, this episode was special. But like meme, i give more value to the normal ordinary more spontaneous things that they did for each other.

ItadakimasU said...

your tommy is such a keeper ^^

GaGa said...

MeMe, Welcome back,

I need to say this to you, you got a really good husband!!

The fact that he's willing to watch WGM with you (for the nth times) is already a big thumb up!!

And the fact that he shared his thought in Male prespective is another Big Big thumb up!!
Tommy, you got my 2 thumbs up!! :P

Unlike a lot of Joongboers who love this episode because of the 2 Songs and the cranes,
I love this episode because of the slip of Hyun Joong's words....

After he sang "Falling Slowly" and read the lyrics of "Mature", He said "Yeobo, the thing that you wants the most" He said "Yeobo" so natually that he seems like he said it everyday to her, and Hye Jung hear it as if it is very natural to be his Yeobo too!

Of course, during the whole day filming, there are many times Hyun Joong slip of words....that made me love these two episodes a lot.

Running to re-watch again for the n+1th time!

Anonymous said...

I got to hand it to Tony, he got that right. From a guy's perspective what HJ did was really touching, the guy hated cheesines but was willing to go through that just for HB's birthday.

Memories of singing to my GF infront of our college class after a major exam for her b-day and let me tell you, to all those girls out there, us guys don't go through those kind of stuff if we're not crazily in love with you.

Anonymous said...

^ that's right~! a guy who is willing to do something cheesy (especially when he doesn't like it) takes a lot of effort! So when he wants to do it, even if it is unoriginal... the precious amount of work and desire to do it is what counts the most. I really liked that episode because folding cranes is no easy job and the songs he played was something he wanted to do. He likes the sincere events and wanted to thank HB for celebrating his birthday when they barely knew each other... he wanted to show her that he isn't thoughtless and for someone who can't express themselves well, he did a really awesome job. I also liked the yeobo slips as well ^ ^

GaGa said...

PS, for the low profile in Christmas time, isn't it the same as last year??!!

I think it is exactly the same, the two are no where to be found, especially close to the end of the year!! 28-31??!!

And then, afterward......
Spazz would begin......
Let us be patient, for a few days, and rest our eyes.....

Then, All go for the HUNT of Spazz again!!!

Happy New Year!

Belin214 said...

Instead of sleeping i had a joongbo marathon till work time this morning.But totally skipped this epi I guess I'll go back and watch it now... hate to say it but its kinda sucks not having you around to spazz with... sighhs..Your brother keeps on waking up late without you here...Puhuhaaa..laters

Anonymous said...

since everyone talk about 1000 cranes, i suddenly think that HJ needs to prepare to fold turtle now. 1000 cranes is only last for more than 2 1/2 years. To help him out, the next joongbo project should be turtle :)

ICE said...

MEME, welcome back. I just came back from my holiday too. I totaly agree with Tommy. That was the time he really fall for her, don't u think so?
MEME, I think yr husband is no. 1. Happy wedding and best wishes to u and Tommy. Segyero!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

hi guys.. dont u notice this song HJ sing to HB at he farm also in Playful Kiss episode 4. i think mb he miss HB a lot when he play the rythm with guitar