mtlandis- you work for Follett? I work at the corp office.
Where did you get the idea I work for Follett? I live outside of Philadelphia and I am a parent advocate for Parents Involved Network which is a project of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA.
i have a thought about an upcoming storyline. could the younger sister of Ugyeong(sp?) possibly be dating SY's brother who is away in the army. the only way the she talks to him is by phone and i remember her mentioning how he was away. it would also be a good storyline to help bring the brother into the drama, cuz you know he's going to come. that, or their not dating and he'll come back and end up with guk-hwa. they're more the right age for each other.
Wow, Alice, that's an interesting possibility! AND it wouldn't be unrealistic for THIS drama since everyone seems to be intertwined with everyone else.
********EPISODE 24 SPOILER**********
We open with the entire Hong family rubbing down Grandpa who is lying on the floor in head to toe muscle pain. Munggu: "How could you be in this much pain going to a wedding?" Gramps: "I walked very far." Uncle Punggu: "Something is fishy." Something's fishy alright, he ACTUALLY spent the entire day at an amusement park with Ms. Choi, and now he's paying the price. Okgeom is suspicious too -- both he and Ms. Choi closed their stores on the same day, he didn't dress for a wedding and now he's in pain. He suspicions are heightened when Ms. Choi shows up with a basket of cheer (this comes after being chewed out by Grandpa's assistant who told her he was sick today as a result of all that running around). Okgeom serves Grandpa & Ms. Choi some rice punch and fruit. Ms. Choi oohs and aahs over her punch so naturally Grandpa orders Okgeom to make a batch for her before she leaves. (Score one more for Ms. Choi).
Yunhu is in a slightly nicer mood today. After his and Sinhyeong's fight, he made up with her and proposed. Father and mother are told ("Bingo!" says mother). Yunhu give Gukhwa an important assignment: take a cab to his home and pick up confidential documents and return in the same cab.
Yunjeong is at a bridal store for a dress fitting with her mother and The Lout. She is quite pouty. She tries on a dress and bursts into tears, "I'm too scared to get married." The Lout sort of just shakes his head and looks downward in embarassment. Embarassment (rather than her daughter's happiness) seem to be more important to mom. Her mother pings her on the head several times outside the shop. Yunjeong expresses again that she's scared to get married and she felt like she was suffocating in that dress. Furthermore, she couldn't see herself with him for the rest of her life. "Get over it" seems to be mother's reply.
After her thoroughly miserable experience, she goes to UT Communications. She spies her crush, Ugyeong, eating in the lobby with Gukhwa. Gukhwa has packed a charming lunch of rice with peas (the peas are placed on top of the rice in the shape of a star) and she tells Ugyeong it is to express how her heart feels for all he has done for her (don't ask me about the contradiction in why a star vs. heart shape -- I'm still trying to noodle out that one). Yunjeong is quite unhappy with the cozy look of this all and goes over to demand attention. "Are you going out with farm girl??!!" He gives no answer except, "Aigu (gee), why do you keep bothering me."
Mrs. Park calls her oldest daughter to let her know that her father would like to see her and her family again. "He misses Nari. She reminds him of you when you were that age." Her daughter tells her of his impending (although not yet verified! promotion). Mrs. Park had expressed a baby step of satisfaction in her son-in-law the night before. "At least he comes from a nice family."
Gukhwa goes to fulfill her mission of collecting the important and confidential documents. She arrives by cab to the Park home ("Wow... it's a palace!"). She sends away the cabbie (mistake #1). Gukhwa is welcomed in by Yunjeong (and Ruby!). She says she's glad to see her, she has a couple of questions for her. What is the exact nature of her relationship with Ugyeong? You're both together all the time. "That's my personal business." "Gee, the brother and the sister are rude." "What?!" exclaims Yunjeong, "Don't you know I'm you're boss' sister?!" "You were rude first. You need to be nicer to people and people will then treat you nicely," admonishes Gukhwa. "Stay away from Ugyeong!" barks Yunjeong.
Gukwha leaves and takes a train (mistake #2). She drifts off to sleep and a stranger nudges her to indicate that her cell phone is ringing. It's Yunhu, "Where are you? You should be back by now." (loud call out of upcoming station is heard). "I've got to go! This is my stop!" says Gukwhu. She leaps off the train without the documents (mistake #3). The train with the documents is now gone. She calls Ugyeong panicked. He runs to the station and they go to the office in vain. Nope, no documents have been recovered. They go together to Yunhu's office, he is pacing. She's empty handed and grief stricken. "Leave now" is Yunhu's angry response.
mtlandis, what's the penguin's message all about? Whose info is on his sign? What's the little signature at the bottom?
btw, I clicked on expand for my response in the hope that the penguin would be there, but all I got was this big empty space.
The penguin is showing your info. Every person sees their own info. This is the info that can possibly be gathered by webmasters each time you visit a site. I was trying to stress the point that privacy is simply an illusion on the Internet.
Gukwha has been ordered to leave, but she begs to be forgiven. Ugyeong stops her from continuing in her begging as Yunhu angrily leaves the two of them. Ugyeong sadly tells her this cannot be easily forgiven.
Ms. Choi is having a nice long visit with Grandpa with Okgeom ordered to make more food and serve them. Okgeom storms to the kitchen and Ms. Choi smugly follows, "Whew, do you have any more of that rice punch?" Okgeom quietly rages at her and tells her to stop seducing her father-in-law, Ms. Choi looks disgusted thinking this a crazy notion -- he could be her father.
Yunjeong is laying on her bed sulking over the bridal shop debacle. Mother comes in to give her some more scolding. Yunjeong insists that she is not convinced you can get married without love. Mother now adopts a more gentle tone and tells her she is her treasure, why would she steer her wrong. Love only lasts about 3 years and then reality sets in so she might as well select a husband that will keep her well off.
Uncle Punggu meets up with Ms. Choi at her diner. He gives her a cell phone to replace the one she said had broken. He enters his number as the #1 spot on the phone, of course. She shares her ramen with them and they have a "Lady and the Tramp" moment with a noodle. (cue Latin lover music) He proposes to her but she resists telling him that she swore she would never get married again. He goes next door to his father's shop and asks his father how his legs are feeling, he tells him fine. Uncle Punggu happily plays with his cell phone and calls Ms. Choi saying, "It's number one" and bids her good-bye. Grandpa leaves the shop to see her, meanwhile, Punggu questions his father's assistant on what he knows concerning who his father might be seeing. The assistant gives a Sargeant Shultz "I know nothing" impression.
Yunjeong and The Lout meet at a restaurant. She asks him to postpone the wedding, how can they get married if they feel nothing for each other. He tells her not to be concerned, just have courage and do it.
The oldest Park daughter and her daughter Nari sing her husband off to work. They are all convinced that he will be getting his promotion today. They are far too happy to remain this way, as we have all learned from Korean dramas. He goes to work and, of course, he did not get it.
Gukwha and Ugyeong go out to dinner, which is mostly liquid. He tells her only one more drink for her, but she's already rounding the bend to drunkeness. She punches herself in the head wishing to die for having shamed the Helong High School and letting down her uncle, aunt and nieces and nephews who depend on her. Ugyeong ends up carrying her on his back all the way home to her bedroom. He tells the family she had too much to drink at an after work party, but as he settles her down in his sister's room, she asks what's wrong. He tells her she was fired.
We end with Gukwha scrubbing Yunhu's car. She tells him she has to send her family $200.00 every month, owes him money and Ugyeong money. He's disgusted with this self flaggelating-like behavior. "Have you no pride? Do you only care about money?" "Yes," she says on her knees now, "I only care about money. I have no pride."
Apparently, Seong (the ex-girlfriend, I know I don't have that spelled correctly) "betrayed" Yunhu in some fashion because Sinhyeong confronts him with the discovery of her necklace in his office (Gukhwa was cleaning and it was sitting on the desk). Sinhyeong tells him "it's over" because he can't seem to get over his ex's betrayal. He tells her he used to be heartsick over her, but now the necklace is only hanging around out of habit. He tells her he can't stand to not have her in his life and she's the only one he has to hold.
I totally missed this little post, Teresa. Betrayel eh? Since another post talked about her marriage and child of sorts, does this mean she dumped him? WOW. For money, maybe? But he's ALREADY rich. Hmm....
I am watching this show right now, don't know what the title is, but they're showing clips of episodes from this show that are really important. They're interviewing the actress that plays Shin-young and the actor that plays Yunhu: what they think about Guk-hwa and about the love triangle. In one episode, he says to Shin-young that he thinks of her as nothing but a friend and that he wants to reconsider their relationship/marriage. Shinyoung doesn't take this very well and asks if this suden change of heart is because of Gukhwa and she starts yelling at him about how he could do such a thing to her. In either the same episode or a later one, Yunhu confessses his feelings to Guk-hwa, she thinks he's joking, but he says that he wishes this were a joke, but that it's not and that it's driving him crazy. They didn't show what Guk-hwa feels about all of this, but there's a very angry Shin-young and "HA HA HA" isn't too pleased with this either.
*edit* I think the name of that show is Star Magazine.
Oooh, BAE, that sounds good -- keep me posted. I don't think we get those extra features in Philadelphia like you folks do in Chicago (game shows, interviews, blooper, etc.). For instance, I was really looking forward to the apparent outtake epside of IYSS when the series ended, but Philly never aired them. Thanks for sharing, BAE.
No problem, Teresa. I'm even more hooked to the show now. Just to see the development of these feelings that Yunhu has for Gukhwa; how he can forget about his ex when he's with her and somehow Shin-young couldn't be the one to do that to him.