Hye Kyo got hitched.

The world-famous SongSong Couple – Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki – got married today in what was supposed to be a private ceremony in Seoul. The amount of paparazzi footage is dizzying, to say the least, but what can they do? Everybody wants to witness what is touted to be the Wedding of the Century in South Korean entertainment. Fans are just thankful that they got more than just a glimpse of this monumental event.

As for me, this marks the other bookend of my journey as a once-upon-a-time believer of the BiKyo couple. As I’ve mentioned in a previous blog post, it’s kinda amusing that my closure for this loveteam came on the same year, 2017. I can now close that chapter in my life as a fangirl in peace. :smile:

Congratulations to the beautiful couple! :clap:

(Image credits: Official wedding photos from Blossom Entertainment)

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Close up.

Aftermath: Nam Joo Hyuk Private Stage [Close-Up] Fanmeeting in Manila
23 September 2017 – Kia Theater, Quezon City

True confession: I attended the Nam Joo Hyuk fanmeeting without knowing who Nam Joo Hyuk is. :shutup: I mean, I know who he is, like what dramas he’s starred in. But that’s just about it. I’ve never seen any of his dramas. So when I say I didn’t really care about the guy, it’s because I don’t know him at all.

You may ask: why did you spend good money for this fanmeet if you don’t care about him? Three reasons.

(1) Blogging purposes. My longtime blog readers know this. I usually spend good money even on Korean artists that I’m not a fan of just so I’ll have something to put on this blog aside from my usual subjects;

(2) I missed covering K-pop/K-drama events. So why, you may ask, did I not spend that good money on Korean artists that I at least know, like G-Dragon and Taeyang? Actually, I asked that several times, myself; :slaphead: and

(3) My Voltes friends (aka. my friends from the Rain/K-entertainment fandom) are going, and I really missed them a lot. This is really more about me reuniting with friends rather than the actual event itself.

However… Right now, I admit that I’m super-glad that I went to this fanmeet. I didn’t expect much because, as I’ve said, I didn’t really care about Nam Joo Hyuk. But after seeing how he is with fans, I decided that I like him. :thumbup:


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Song-Song is real, y’all.

Do I still need to put a link on this? The news is everywhere. Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo are getting married this October. :clap:

And my poor BiKyo heart doesn’t feel bad at all. :hihihi: I mean, I’ve already made my peace when Rain got married early this year. Having Hye Kyo married, too – and to a man I “approve” of, no less (duh, as if they need the fans’ approval :lol: ) – is just the icing on the cake, so to speak.

Yeah, yeah, I do seem to remember that in my review of Descendants of the Sun, I mentioned that I only got buddy vibes from SJK and SHK. I guess it’s because I was on cautious mode then, having been badly burned by BiKyo. I tried my very best never to ship any onscreen couple since then. Yes, that includes AlDub, for which I am thankful now that I didn’t fully immerse myself in that pairing. I would’ve been a total nutter by now if I did.

Anyway, I digress.

Because practically all of my BiKyo friends have become KiKyo shippers after DoTS, I’ve been constantly updated with the latest happenings on Song-Song behind the scenes even if I’ve been out of touch with Korean entertainment these past two years. I should say that today’s big news came to no surprise to me when it broke this morning. We’ve been monitoring the events since the Bali issue and we sorta have seen it coming. We just didn’t expect it to be this abrupt.

It’s just so amusing that Rain and Hye Kyo had to get married (to different people) on the same year. Way to bookend the BiKyo Journey, guys. :thumbup:

Congratulations and best wishes to the most beautiful couple I’ve ever seen. :dream:

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“Goblin”, in bullets.

  • I’m using the above photo as my featured image, because those three made Goblin such a viewing pleasure. At least, for me. :grin:
  • I don’t remember the last time I actually lost sleep because of a K-drama. While I didn’t exactly do a marathon viewing because work and migraine got in the way :aargh: I know that if I could, I would’ve done it. It’s that engrossing.
  • This is one of those K-dramas where you kinda knew how it would end, but for some reason you want to know exactly how they would end it. You thought you already knew, but na-ah! There’s a twist in there, somewhere. This is what got me hooked for all 16 episodes.
  • I was never a fan of Lee Dong Wook – actually, if you search through all my old entries, you’d find that he’s the subject of one of the biggest rants I’ve ever written on this blog – but I find him to be super-adorable on this drama. :drool2: And at the same time, he delivered some pretty brilliant acting on some of the latter scenes. I won’t specify which is which for the benefit of those who haven’t seen it.
  • It’s kinda weird how Gong Yoo is not your traditional Korean pretty boy leading man, but he’s attractive in a lot of ways. His charisma here reminded us why everyone went gaga over him at Coffee Prince.
  • There were quite a lot of downright laugh-out-loud moments, and you would laugh louder if you’re familiar with the references. Watch out for the movie house scene. :lmao:
  • I share this observation with my niece: Gong Yoo doesn’t exactly nail the sageuk look. :neutral:
  • I’m familiar with the age gap issue that some viewers have with this drama. I didn’t quite mind because Gong Yoo’s character Kim Shin is 900+ years old in the first place, so he’s basically much older no matter how old the leading female character is. :hihihi: I did feel a little grossed out at the ending. :shutup:
  • One big factor that made Goblin work is the chemistry among the cast. They seem to have gotten really close and it radiated through the screen.
  • I absolutely love the OST.
  • I wouldn’t mind seeing Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook in another project together.
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    Taking a break from my current fandom…

    …to write about my (former?) Korean love. I know this will ruffle some feathers, but do you think I’d care? :rolleyes:

    [AllKpop] Kim Tae Hee and Rain captured vacationing together!

    cr: AllKpop

    1. You’re a publicly declared couple that has been rumored to be getting married at least once every quarter for the past three years. WTF is up with all that hiding? Excuse me, “hiding”?

    2. There’s media coverage of the airport arrival? Really? And from YTN KStar, the official Rain-KTH media outlet?

    3. And this is news, why? :shrug: Do people really think a not-so-young couple who’s been together for three years that’s caught on a date is still news-worthy?

    4. Jihoon, you’re in the middle of an Asian tour. You have projects in China. This is the only news that you can come up with in your homeland? What’s the matter with you? Where’s the World Star Rain that I used to love so much?

    Yeah, yeah, I’m sure I will be bombarded (albeit, behind my back) with “here she goes again, jealous of his relationship with KTH, why doesn’t she just leave them alone” blah blah blah. Number One, this is my blog and I will write whatever I want to write, whenever I feel like writing. Two, I feel sad that this is all there is to it now for my World Star Rain. I refuse to accept that the only thing that’s keeping his career alive in Korea is his personal affairs. He deserves so much more than this.

    Yeah, and apparently, I still care. Somebody slap me out of this. :wall: (Balik ka na kasi, Alden!)

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