This is the second part of “A Closer Look at the World of Answer Me 1994“ series. You can find the first part here.
With the end of Episode 10 of Answer Me 1994 marking the end of the year and a start of another, I thought I should do the same. As I did an overview of the …
Old habits die hard. And just like that, I’m back in the hunt like a hyena for any possible spoiler for my newest obsession, Answer Me 1994. I will continue to update this post upon finding …
Before its premiere, I had tried to keep my expectations low lest I be sorely disappointed. Even after watching the pilot episode, I remained skeptical of the “been there, done that” premise. But by the end of episode 2 of Answer Me 1994, it became inevitable. And so, I hereby declare myself once again hooked on the “Answer Me” series. (Wow, that escalated quickly!) All this just merely means that for the next two months or so, everything on this blog will somehow relate back to this little drama… like this week’s feature on the Beautiful Lyrics series – Jang Chul Woong’s “Seoul, This Place.”
Answer Me 1994 features a group of college students from different regions of Korea boarding at a house in Seoul owned by the parents of Go Ara’s character. Such student boarders, or “ha-sook-saengs” (하숙생), were once common in Korea. But in recent years, they have become a disappearing trend, as most young adults today instead opt for living in dorms, one-room apartments, or studios (officetel). (Source: Chookbook Ilbo)
In memory of those bygone days, I introduce to you Choi Hee Jun’s 1966 hit song “A Student Boarder” (“하숙생”).
Last year around this time, I was obsessed with the “little drama that could” that was Answer Me 1997. And I swear it is pure coincidence that I started blogging again just as Answer Me 1994 readies to premier in a few weeks. Though it was far from being the only reason, a large “fun” factor of Answer Me 1997 was the feeling of nostalgia and memories brought by watching a high school story taking place at the same time when I was a high schooler myself. In contrast, though only three years earlier, I could not seem to readily recollect what happened in 1994. My initial reaction was “1994? What’s so special about 1994?” But only after a little initial research, it all started coming back to me, memories I thought I have long forgotten. And so, I take you down the memory lane to Korean pop culture of 1994.
Oh.Em.Gee. Has it already been over a year since my last post? I am truly humbled by those who didn’t give up on us and continued to visit this site and await new updates. After having returned from a two week vacation in Europe, I feel newly rejuvenated and energized. Hopefully, this energy can also mean more frequent updates here as well!
I’ve pondered over what to write for my “comeback” post, and decided to share some interesting Korean celebrity sightings stories I’ve heard from my (very HOT) tour guide in Europe, a 30-something Korean man based in Rome. So that I may not add to or take away from what I’ve heard from my tour guide, this Celebrity Sightings edition will be told in his very own words, as I remember them. Also, if you haven’t done so already, make sure to check out past editions of Celebrity Sightings as well!