OK, first off, did anyone notice how cute Minjae's little sneakers are--the ones he sometimes wears at home? Blue with white stripes, for that Kasual Korean 'Round the House look.
Second, my real question is, why is he wearing shoes in the house? The only thing I can think of is that he keeps them for indoor use only in lieu of the more usual slipper-type shoes, but I've noticed him inside the house before in other casual shoes, and I believe he had just been wearing those outside. So, what gives, MJ? Does the House of Oh no longer fill you with such dread and respect that you won't take off your shoes when you come in? Also, why won't you walk around the house in your undershirt like a diminutive Asian Stanley Kowalski? OK, that last question was irrelevant.
And what about Naomi?
Speaking of shoes in the house, and this is OT, does anyone else here make a habit of taking off their street shoes when they come home? I've been doing it for years. I ask because I read something about some supposed neat-freak celebrity (I think it was Kelly Ripa or Faith Ford) who makes her guests do that, and the paper thought it was weird and control freakish. I think it's perfectly reasonable to want to do that (though forcing people to do it is out of the question). If you think hard about it, and about where those outdoors shoes have been and what they've stepped on or in, you will never wear street shoes in the house again. And trust me, I'm no neat freak.
Post by galacticchick on Jun 16, 2004 14:07:58 GMT -5
LOL! Are we that uninterested in the fact that HK & HR finally got together that we're talking about MJ's shoes? Okay let me think. I can't remember those gym shoes you're talking about, I have seen him in black slippers though.
I usually change from my outside shoes to flip flops (summer) or fuzzy slippers (winter) but don't leave my shoes outside. Maybe I need a bench in the entry way. It's more of a comfort thing for me. Although I suppose I do also sometimes consider the hygenic portion of it. If it makes you feel any better I Lysol a whole lotta stuff.
Are we thought uninterested in the fact that HK & HR finally got together that we're talking about MJ's shoes?
Totally! What's happened with HK and HR is so unsatisfactory and depressing to me. They can get married, but it's going to be problematic no matter what, and HK's dad is sad, HR's mom is sad, all of Evil Auntie's machinations and poisonous talk has come to naught--what was all the struggle for, after all? I don't know how they can find any joy in being together when they feel like they're doing something wrong by getting married.
So, all in all, a head-to-toe examination of Min-jae and his outfits seems like my best bet for enjoying the show these days.
Post by HappyCamper on Jun 16, 2004 19:29:43 GMT -5
I don't think I've ever seen MJ in snealers in the house.. (could be because my eyes don't usually get that far down lol) but I have seen him in slippers that look like they might have a stripe or two across the band.
But in our house everyone takes off their shoes when they come in. I have a rubber mat like thing right by the door just to hold the shoes. Most guests seem to take their hint from us and also remove shoes. I guess if it wasn't raining or snowing out I probably wouldn't ask someone to do it but so far that really hasn't been a problem at our house.
Post by WinterBallad on Jun 17, 2004 9:51:07 GMT -5
We are only at the part where MJ tells YJ he loves her and HK returns home. I think this is one of the best episodes I've seen in the what 148 episodes.
Because you are ahead of Hawaii by a few episodes, reading the post for me are spoilers, but it's okay. It makes me want to see the episodes; then when I've watched it, I can relate and make comments.
As for MJ's shoes in the house, I too don't really look that far down; and the times that I did MJ was wearing those house slippers.
In our household we take off our shoes. And our guests follow along with us, so it isn't much of a thought. I do remember once a friend of mine was visiting from the Mainland and where he comes from, they use shoes in the house; but when he did it in mine's, my mother told me to talk to him and ask him to take his shoes off. He apologized and did. So nice of him.
Lucy you're too funny now you got us talking about our shoes instead of MJ's. ;D ;D ;D
The removing of outdoor shoes upon going inside is to protect the hardwood floors that are so popular in Asia - at least that's the idea I get. You'll notice that practically all homes in these shows have a step up just inside the front door. This is a cue to remove one's shoes. Also, note the general absence of rugs, and the care lavished on the flooring by cleaning it by hand with a cloth.
I've not noticed MJ wearing sneakers, but maybe they were slippers styled like sneakers.
I just cannot get over how funny this thread is. Snort.
I wish I could get people to take their shoes off in MY house. We wear slippers (well, BmB wears his socks) but my floor isn't quite clean enough to insist on the same from others. (I'm sor-ry).
I get the thing about the nice wood floors--they are beautiful. (I was amused to see them wearing slippers at the wedding dress shop Na-young worked in on YH, though. I supposed it was because they were dealing with white dresses.)
Don't you find it amusing, sometimes, the choice of footwear? I remember Min-joo on YH wearing those cheap bedroom "sloppers" with her designer clothing and silk negligees; I would have expected her to have something more chic at home. It seemed in character for Ja-young to be walking around in her stocking feet all the time, she seemed like the type of person who does not wait to find the slippers, just steps up into the room in her big feet. (And my dears, that girl had BIG feet.) Oops. I hope I haven't insulted any big-footed people out there. They were nice big feet.
From Dae Jang-geum: Sun-dol: "Are you trying to dry me up and kill me? Why do you say the same things over and over every day? Rather, come and hit me once! Aigu!" But then: Dr. Lazarus: "By Grabthar's hammer, by the suns of Warvan... You shall be avenged."