Dilly*Dally – The ‘Group Date’ Bakery (A Follow-Up)

Remember this? That particular branch of Dilly*Dally apparently has some new signage up trumpeting their role in Fighting Junior’s blind date! (Photo credits as tagged!)

My only gripe is this: Did they HAVE to use a cap of HyukJae giving that mobile in a cake box to EunSeo?? Granted, the cake box was the bakery’s but still… -_-

I shall endeavour to go check the place out myself next month! Wish me luck!! ^^


The ‘ShimShimTaPa’ Call

Since it is ‘dry season’ now, I figured that I would take the chance to work backwards and cover those things that I always wanted to talk about but could not coz I was either busy or away, and one of those things was this, Sora’s call into ‘ShimShimTaPa’.

Hours after this call came about, I had to go catch a flight to Okinawa so I watched a recording of the broadcast sans subs while enroute to the airport in a cab. Even without subs on a tiny screen, the happiness that Teukie radiated was simply blinding. Actually, ‘happy’ does not even begin to describe the feeling that he was reflecting on his face. ‘Ecstatic’ probably comes a lot closer. But yes, Park seobang was a VEEEEEERY happy camper that night!

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Aii… EunHyuk ah… *sigh*

This expression and stance of HyukJae’s is probably the best representation of the past weekend. Truly. It was a REALLY BAD weekend to be a HyukJae fangirl. I had so much to say that I ended up not knowing what to say (and am still in a mess over how to say what I want to say) such that I just spent all my time after the broadcast ended watching and re-watching the group date in its entirety over and over again. And each time I would end up screaming at him through the latter half of the broadcast. But ah well. The pitfalls of being a fan. You shriek at him in pique and ire when he is making an absolute ass out of himself but still love him after the sound of that last scream of frustration has faded away. Such is the irrationality of it all. Thankfully the whole hullabaloo has since died down and no, fangirl-ism was not what I wanted to talk about.

My initial thought over the Fighting Junior group date was that it would run along the lines of that which Ssangchu had between SS501 and the Wonder Girls, ie everybody sits to share a meal, exchange a bit of information about themselves and their interests, play a few games. Same sort of a thing, just a little (??) rowdier coz it is, after all, a group date involving SuJu boys. And it pretty much turned out that way, just that I did not expect them to make it into an entire variety within a variety, complete with a show title, slogan, etc. Which, to my mind, was where the whole problem lay coz that took away the reality aspect of the programme and made it fully into a variety.

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Teuk and Min speak up for Hyuk

So there has been A LOT of hoo-ha over Hyuk making Sena cry in Episode 14 of WGM and as expected, the first to speak up for him were his brothers.

In fact, Teukie’s tweet appeared almost immediately after the broadcast ended but got deleted shortly after. I made my guess over why in an earlier posting so shall not go into it here.

@special1004: @AllRiseSilver 은혁이 우결 미팅 완전 웃겼다 ㅋㅋ 우리 호흡은 역시 대박이야 ㅋㅋ 사람들이 우결 대본이라는데 니가 좀 말해죠 리얼이라고 ㅋㅋ*

Translation : Eunhyuk your We Got Married matchmaking session was totally hilarious ㅋㅋ As expected our chemistry is daebak ㅋㅋ Everyone says WGM is scripted, you tell them. That it’s real ㅋㅋ

@AllRiseSilver: @special1004 대본이고뭐고 나 이제 예능하면 안될것같애 형ㅋㅋ재밌으면 뭐해 완전 나쁜놈됐는데…ㅜㅜ

Translation : Scripted or not, whatever it is, it seems like I can’t do variety shows from now on hyungㅋㅋ What’s the point of being funny, when I became a complete asshole…ㅜㅜ

@special1004: @AllRiseSilver 나쁜놈이라니~얼마나 열심히 했는데!!!니가 없었으면 절대 살지 못했어!!!열정적이고 파이팅 넘치는 모습!!!사람들이 다 너 때문에 봤데~^^신경쓰지마 너의 순발력과 감은 진짜최고니까!!누가 뭐라하면 다 데꾸와!!!

Translation : What do you mean, asshole~ You worked so hard, didn’t you!!! I wouldn’t have been able to survive if you hadn’t been there!!! That hardworking look that’s overflowing with passion!!! Everyone said they watched because of you~^^ Don’t worry about it, your grasp and feel of variety is really the best!! Whoever dares to say anything, bring them to me!!!

@AllRiseSilver: @special1004 아니야 내가봐도 나쁜놈이었어ㅋㅋㅋㅋ하지만 호흡은 역시 은특!!!!!! 형이랑 하는게 젤 편해 역시ㅋㅋㅋ

Translation : No, no matter how I look at it, I was an asshole ㅋㅋㅋㅋ But of course, the best chemistry goes to EunTeuk!!!!!! As expected, everything I do together with Hyung makes me feel the most comfortableㅋㅋㅋ

@special1004: @AllRiseSilver 니가 총대 매고 한거지!!!대본이였으면 다 착한사람 우아 ~행복해~^^이러고 그냥 끝나?그건 동화지~이건 단체미팅 예능이야~잘했어!!!주눅들지마!!니가 최고야^^형은 니가 부럽다구~^^ㅋㅋ

Translation : You’re shouldering the rifle, right!!! If it had been scripted we would all be nice people. “Wah~ I’m happy~^^” Does it just end like this? That only happens in fairy tales, right? This is a group blind date on a variety show, man~ You did well!!! Don’t be disheartened!! You’re the best^^ Hyung is envious of you~^^ㅋㅋ

@special1004: @AllRiseSilver 인기인이라서 그래~^^월드멸치!!!내일 뮤지컬까지 홧팅!!

Translation : It’s because you’re popular that’s why they’re like this~^^ World anchovy!!! Fighting until you finish tomorrow’s last musical!!

@special1004: @AllRiseSilver 형 주변 피디님께서 우리밈버들 예능감 넘친다고~^^앞으로도 우리 열심히 하장!!!은타이런 ㅋㅋ 뮤지컬 막공 초매진 축하!!!

Translation: Hyung overheard the PD-nims around us saying that our members’ variety sense is overflowing~^^ Let’s continue to work hard in future too!!! EunTyroneㅋㅋ Congratulations on the final performance of your musical being sold-out!!!

@imSMl: @AllRiseSilver나쁜놈이라니~아니야 너무 재미있었오~^^너 덕분에 방송이 살았는데뭐..나두 너 처럼 잘하고싶다야~은타이런 막공축하해^^

Translation: What do you mean by asshole~ No! It was really interesting~^^ The broadcast was salvaged because of you, alright.. I want to do well like you too~ EunTyrone congratulations on your last performance^^

@special1004: 뭔가 문제가 있으면 나에게 질문해주시거나 돌을 던져 주세요내가 진행해서 만들어 놓은 울타리였으니 출연진들은 그 상황에 맞게 최선을 다했으니 누가 나쁘다 착하다보단 그냥 방송 즐겨주시면 감사하겠습니다~^^다 내 잘못이 크지요~

Translation: If you have a problem with anything, please ask me directly or throw your stones at me directly. Since it was a situation that was brought about through my prompting, and since the artists involved were only doing their best to play along to that situation, instead of judging who is a bad person or who is a kind person, I would be grateful if you could just enjoy the broadcast~^^ Everything is my fault, that the matter has blown up~

I will refrain from commenting as of now. Will do so later in another post. Need to think for a bit first…

Translations by: Allrisexiahtic

Wookie speaks up!

… to complain over why SungMin’s following Sora but not him!

@imSMl 드뎌 시작이구만 ^^ 환영입니다 짝짝짝 팔로우하셩~~>< 소라씨는 했는데 난 왜~안해 ~!!!!! 버럭ㅋㅋ*

Translation : I see you finally started ^^ Welcome~ jjakjjakjjak Please follow me~~~ >< You followed Sora-ssi but WHY~ not me~!!!!! Raging~

Maybe coz she’s Number 5 sister-in-law?

RyeoWook ah, just give up and go sign up for a position with Fighting Junior already. You can be 6-wook doryeonim. ^^

* Translated by: Allrisexiahtic

Episode Notes : 120128

So this week we start off with a quick recap of what happened last week before the girls start demonstrating their respective talents.

Think EunSeo was demonstrating the use of some dialect while Sena said that coz she’s bad in aegyo she had been practicing using the Korean word game/ rhyme thing. It’s the one where one says something and with the last word of that sentence, create another one using that as the sentence’s first word. She picked HyukJae as her partner for demonstration.

I don’t really understand all of it, but I could understand/catch ‘bear’ and where there are bears involved, there is bound to be cuteness!

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This is why we love SungMin… ♥

So SungMin announced on his blog that he was starting Twitter again to the delight of all ELFs, but to my delight… Okay! Fine! I admit that I shrieked and started bouncing in my chair when I went to follow Min and caught sight of this:

*cue cheesy music!!*

I am smiling SO WIDELY, my face is aching!! I TOTALLY know how Teukie’s face feels like when he sees Sora now. Lee SungMin ah, why are you so awesome?? ^o^

Kang Sora now holds the title of being the first female that Min’s following on Twitter after his Twitter revival. And as of now, she is the ONLY non-SuJu member that Min’s following. If you are a DC fan and you are not smiling at this, you need to get your facial muscles checked. ^^

Going by the people that he followed, I am suspecting that Min might have checked out Teukie’s following list coz everyone else has following lists that are a lot more substantial hence there is a lot more filtering through to find people that you actually know to be done then. If I were in his shoes and wanted to just get started as quickly as possible, I would have targeted Teukie’s following list too. Which would probably explain why he managed to locate Sora for following almost immediately after he set up his account.

But how he got to Sora does not matter. The most important thing is that he decided on his own accord to go follow her. I am, admittedly, quite tempted to indulge myself in my DC daydreaming and state that this is further proof that Sora is a recognised member of the SuJu family. But, as you all know by now, I am usually more rational than that (unless it is a situation like last night when I was up at 6am trying to form lucid, coherent sentences). So I will just say that I am REALLY happy that despite all the claims of scripting etc from MBC for WGM, this proves yet again that the relationships built during the programme can be real and that Min and Sora have each gained a friend.

Right. Now if you will excuse me, I need to go off and grin retardedly for a while more at SungMin’s following list before watching the live stream in 15 minutes.

Dilly*Dally – The ‘Group Date’ Bakery

‘Because I have the heart, body, mind and soul of a foodie, I am putting aside everything to touch on the place that Fighting Junior had their group date in. In light of the fact that one still has SEVERAL half-written posts about everything else that has happened over the course of the last two months (urk!!), one shall endeavour to keep this short and relatively sweet. One, however, cannot promise that this will be painless. This is, afterall, a post concerning food. Unless you happen to not like food then that is a totally different issue.

This all started out because I caught a glimpse of the floormats that TeukSora were trodding on when they entered the bakery. MBC’s editing room was being sloppy as usual so they covered up the name of the bakery here but not there. Anyway, this is MBC and we know how they can (not) work so…

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So some sections of ELFdom are up in arms because Sora set up a group date for Fighting Junior. And Sora’s own Twitter account is being bombarded by fans who are, to put it mildly, highly against the part that she played in getting ‘their men’ involved with other women. Honestly, I find the Sora-bashing sigh-worthy and totally ridiculous.

For one, the boys were the ones that requested for a group date. If you want specifics, HyukJae was the one that came up with it. Now why didn’t anybody go run after Myeolchi’s skinny bum then to ask as to where in that compact frame of his did he get the guts to go ask for a group date on national television, especially when he’s an idol and (apparently) exclusive property to his fans only?

That aside, given that the date request was a request made in exchange for favours done, I do not see how anybody, in possession of a basic, common sense of courtesy, can say ‘no’ especially if he/she was the one that asked for favours to be done. Sora asked Fighting Junior for a favour. Fighting Junior asked her to set up a group date for them in exchange. Fighting Junior delivered. Sora delivered. It was as simple as that. Why should she be shot for it? I would, in fact, be more concerned if she promised but did not deliver coz then she would have been stringing the boys along with empty promises, which to me, is a hundred times more heinous a crime than helping them expand their social circle at their request.

Even if Sora had been mindful of the fact that fans would be pissed and really wanted to quietly sidestep the whole thing, SungMin came up to remind her and asked her about it when he made his guest appearance on the WGM Year End Special. Now, if somebody reminded you on national television that you promised them something and have yet to act on it, I don’t know about you, but I would definitely make it a point to haul arse and make sure it gets done soonest possible. Best if within the next hour to keep further potential embarrassment at a minimal!

My bottomline to the whole matter, is really this: They asked her to do something. She did it. And from the preview, they seemed happy. And to me, NOTHING matters more than them being happy. So there!

Episode 10 : Quick Notes

Thanks to crappy weather and the resulting feeling of general lethargy, I found myself sitting at home today watching, for the first time ever, ‘We Got Married’ on ‘live’ stream. And I tell you, as a TeukSo fan, it was well worth it! I consider myself lucky that the iMBC was not laggy but being a stream, there is a lot of compromise in quality for audio/visual.

In any case, here is a quick summary of the episode using notes that I made during the ‘live’ stream. I might be ‘off’ on some spots but most of it is here.

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