Sunday, July 21, 2013

Busan & the Dramas...

My dear Drama ladies.... First I'd like to thank you for your support and for reading me. : ) Even if I don't reply right away to your emails, I'd like you to know I always read them and I appreciate every single one. Thank you for sending the pictures too... so cute! : )

Dramas & Busan... 

When I saw my first one, I found it randomly while flipping channels on WIPR-channel 6 back home in PR. This was like, I'm not sure, maybe 4-5 years ago. It was a period drama, I can't tell you the name cause I really don't remember. It was dubbed in Spanish and I stayed fixated on it, I couldn't believe it...
_ What in the world? Is this a Korean Drama, in Spanish and in channel 6???.... 


From that day on, I went to channel 6 at 5:00pm everyday. This drama ended and a new one started right away. It was Coffee Prince.  I loooved it....


Since then I've watched countless dramas. I feel like they've helped me with my Korean. I've loved most and hated some. There's one I saw not long ago, "High kick trough the Roof"... This drama, was so funny, I was loving it until the very last episode. That last episode made the whole Drama be the worst in history of K-Dramas. I HATED IT! I mean.... what were the writers thinking!

After that one, my heart was seriously damaged and I took a break... no joke. Once it healed... > _ < Kkkkk...  I started Reply 1997 and I wasn't disappointed this time, this drama was super funny, cute & it had a good ending. But what I enjoyed most about this Drama, was the Busan accent! 

Just like we do with Spanish and English, Koreans have different accents or dialects, depending on their region.... who would've thought!


The other day I went to Gwangjang Market 
to buy thread and fabric (made some bedding for Livs' big girl room... cuteness!)↓ 


While sitting down having some kimbap and tteokbokki, I heard two girls talking and I just had to turn my head...

*Feeling like a local moment #002 : )
In my head...
_ Where are these girls from???... They're definitely from the South! Wait a minute, did I really just notice someones accent?!?!  

I knew there was an accent difference, but I didn't know it was big enough for me to notice. My husband's Korean is pretty good and to me it doesn't sound much different than other people I hear around. But, when he talks, for some reason people always ask him where's he from. All this time I thought maybe he had a Busan type of tone. He doesn't, Sean just has an (or had) Americanized Korean (somewhat like an American speaking Spanish).  

I secretly wish we lived in Busan, so if I do become fluent one day, I spoke like that.. I think the singing on it is really cute. I also happen to find Busan to be pretty cool too. Our trip there would have been one of those posts that got lost on these lazy months of no posting.
We went last winter, on New Years Eve to be exact. It was one of those trips that you don't plan but it ends up becoming one of the best. We gathered some truly amazing memories there. I would like to go back maybe before the weather gets too cold... the winds down there were crazy! 

I know my Drama ladies love it when I write and post pictures about Korea, so here's some pictures of our trip there. I think I put up some on my FB page a while ago, but I'm trying to catch up. : ) 



Beautiful rocky beach called 태종대, Taejongdae in Busan. 


I think on how hot & humid it is right now and I kinda miss the cold....  : ) 




Fresh sashimi by the water... 









Then we stopped by  해운대 해수욕장 Haeundae Beach... 



These 3.... <3



We tried a self-timer... didn't work. Marky didn't even make it into the pic. : ) 


We drove from Seoul to Busan. I think it took about 8-9 hours. Since we don't own a car here, when we rent one, the kids love it & they behave like angels. Going to Busan was an improvised kinda in the moment trip, so we just stayed a day and didn't really get to do much. We had spent two days on another town called  경주 Gyeongju . Which was beautiful too, but that's a whole other post. : )

I'm actually glad I did this belated post on Busan, because I got to see the pictures again and go back to a special place. Not only of this trip, but of back home. I don't know if it's the line of Buildings next to the Ocean, but looking at these pictures I suddenly feel homesick. It reminds me a bit of Condado and Ocean Park. Maybe this is why I liked Busan so much... it felt a bit like home. 


Xx
T.  : ) 


PS... Any new Dramas you would like to recommend???...  ; ) 






3 comments:

Yahira Gonzalez said...

I hears your voice. Ese drama es espectacular. Otro que es muy bueno es Gu family Book. Aunque no se si ya los vistes. Esos dramas los terminaron de transmitir hace poco en corea.

Heyda (김 소 올) said...

Tengo que ir a Busan antes de irme!!! Fui a Daecheon, Boryeong beach y no me gustó porque se me quedaba pegada la arena y no habían palmas!!! I got soooo sunburned -_- I'm on my way to Seoul right now y voy para el Mud Fest next weekend!!! ...아녕!!! ^^

Tania said...

Thank you! No he visto ninguna de las que mencionaron... : ) Las voy a buscar! Heyda en Busan no hay palmas tampoco. Si vas ahora en verano, se llena tanto y tanto la playa que lo que ves es un mar de sombrillas! Yo pienso regresar antes de que se ponga frio. : ) You live here in Korea?