06 May 2008

That Mister Bae Guy

Whenever I see this guy, be it on the net, on tv, or in the streets (haha), I am reminded of my beloved mom. When Mama's around, I cannot talk hastily about him. All the more, I cannot make fun. I am very much cautious with my tongue when it comes to this guy. My mom reveres him; she could almost worship him (no, that's too much. heheheee). Anyway, I'd like to talk about this guy, my mom, and the love between them.

She first met him in Seoul hotel in April of last year. He was introduced as Frank, Attorney Frank Shin. I guess it was love at first sight. She loved him when she found out what a romantic man he was. She didn't mind at all if her love for Mr. Shin Dong-Hyuk (his name in Korean) was unrequited. And she didn't hate Suh Jin-Young, her (shall I say?) rival. But she believed and loved him for his heart; he gives up everything for love. She loved him all the more because he goes to church (and brought his woman along), has a beautiful body (she nearly fell off her seat when she saw him swim. he was simply hot), is very much wealthy (he's a lawyer, by the way), and intelligent (and poetic; he was the one who said that Faith is believing the impossible). I guess she must have really fallen, and hit hard.
Her love for him never grew cold as the days and months went by. She spent her days learning more and more about him. He was her inspiration for the little joys in life. Because of him, she learned to love television, the net, and chit-chatting about guys (actually, her guy) with her daughter (yes, that's me!) and her friends. One day, in a little island off the coast of Korea (I believe that was in Jeju Isle), she quite unexpectedly came upon him again, now in the form of Kang Joon-Sang (a.k.a. Lee Min-Hyung) . He was the same manly Frank Shin she had always known, just with a different hairstyle and a fresher smile. Too bad Mr. Kang was with another girl, Jung Yu-Jin, at that time in Jeju, sadly trying to recover his memory from his past life (Mr. Shin perhaps? haha. just experimenting with the two different stories). She missed the kind and gentlemanly Mr. Shin. This Mr. Kang (he believed he really was Mr. Lee at that time) was at first so arrogant and brooding. He only got rid of it when he fell in love. And it was unrequited love. Again. As I said, my mom didn't mind it at all. She was simply happy with the fact that the man she loved was happy, though with another woman.
She didn't expect to meet him a third time, but it seems this was their most peculiar encounter ever. She met him under the most unexpected circumstances. She, an ordinary single mom who fell in love with an extraordinary perfect man, actually time-traveled back to ancient Korea. Mr. Shin here, or you might also say Mr. Kang, now has a third alias, Mr. Dam-Deok. It sounds quite awkward and seems they didn't have surnames then, but since we're in this present highly-advancing world, I think it would be fine to add a title of Mister to his name. Now, this Mr. Dam-Deok; he is obviously a totally different creature from head to toe. He has beautifully long hair (we have a similar hairstyle with the bangs and stuff. Heheh. His is longer though). He wears majestic armor, knows how to wield a sword, and gallantly rides his horse! Now that's something the other two didn't have (they had cellphones and computers though). However, Dam-Deok lives in the past. It is a most painful truth that my mom and all her other rivals and sisters in the family have to accept. They, in the present, surely cannot have him, in comparison to Su-Jini. She has captured his heart. Despite that fact, they continue to love him and always will.

Now, till this very solemn moment, it seems I still haven't introduced this fellow for who he really is. But, before I continue, I'd like to clear things up a bit. As proof that I have not felt such feelings of love whatsoever towards the aforesaid man (hmmm. sounds very attorney-like), I have just found out a big blunder (and a few others which Onni-BB didn't specify. heheee. now I can't avoid mentioning her) regarding this narrative I've written for my mom. This big blunder is the solid proof: I have given many reasons for my mom to love the aforementioned guy, when the guy Mr. Kang (or Mr. Lee) himself said, "Love knows no reasons." My mom had confessed herself that until now she doesn't really know why she had fallen for him. And I gave too many reasons (heheee). Another thing. I write this because I love my mom, and feel her intense fiery love for the guy (hehe). One thing I'm sure of though, her love for me and my brother is far more intense, far more fiery than any love she may feel for some guy. I write this because I want to thank my mom for her love.
Thank you, Ma
. I'm really sorry for the many times I've been a disappointment to you. But everyday, I thank God for you. I will never exchange you for any other mom in the world. I love you. Happy Mother's Day:)
And lastly, I want to thank God for this triple-personality guy whom He's brought into my mom's life. This guy made my mom smile again. I'm sure it was quite obvious from the very beginning who this guy is. I don't even have to write his name here, but, because I'm grateful, I'd gladly write it. It's Mr. Bae Yong-Joon.


bb said...

almost didn't want to leave a comment here... coz thought it might be nice if your mom is the first one to leave a comment here :p

but then i thought again, maybe she will enjoy reading others' comments on your blog too... so here i am :)

anyway, i truly hope she will visit my blog and see that link and come here for her little rainey surprise. you write well, but hee, you're obviously not a fan coz there're some inaccurate bits where it concerned his dramas :p

Anonymous said...

I cannot resist myself to leave a comment Raine.
As a mother I am very pleased and very proud of you.
As an ajuma Bae fan, I thank you for your support and understanding with love, for your Ma Ma, this will mean a lot to her.
What an excellent Mother's Day greeting !!
May you recieve the same deed dear ...

Aunty Y.

gosijo said...

Hi raine,

your post made me LOL! I think you must love your mother greatly to be able to poke such perceptive fun at her (and my) fantasy world.

That Mister Bae Guy has made me smile more than ever before and may continue to do so even without branching into yet another personality if I can read posts like yours.

jaime said...

Dear Raine,

I'm so happy that bb has brought us here. You are an excellent writer and moreover a great daughter. You and your brother's understanding, support and immense love for your mom must make her one of the proudest mom in the world. Hehe lastly, coming from a BYJ fan, what can I say, your mom obviously has great taste in man!

All the best in her Bae journey!

love ... Jaime

bb said...

just checking in to see if raine's mom has left any comments... haiyo, i know, i know, i can be such a busybody :p

rina said...

Dear Inday (raine's nickname equivalent to baby)

Thank you very much for understanding my feelings. You are really a very loving daughter to me. You know how I feel until now with what happened so you just sort of gave in to what makes me happy and smile (next to God, of course) , even if you know that what I have been doing (reading bb's ramblings and other blogs about BYJ almost everyday ) was kind of silly.
Your blog here really surprised me -it's a thing that I never expected you to do, but you did it!
You really know how to surprise me and you know what , rather, who makes me smile. and that is BYJ.

Your mom

Hi bb!

Thanks also for paying much attention to what my daughter was saying. She watched these 2 dramas , even cried a lot in WS but did get the details, not like me, hehe.

My 2 children are very supportive of me in my "foolishness" with BYJ.
Like in the evenings, when I'm still busy in the kitchen , and The Legend is about to start on tv, my son would call me, "Mama, it's already BYJ ". Of course I know.

I would like to thank you, BB for your blogs. You made my life livelier.


Adette said...

Hey there! :) Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm not sure if I know you personally since neither your face nor name strikes a chord in me. However, if I have met you at least once in my life, do remind me how we're acquainted. (I'm so sorry if this seems rude, but I've been so forgetful of names and faces lately so if it's someone I don't come across very often I tend to forget her/him.)

Thanks for the compliment about the HTML, although I have to say that the current layout I'm using is not mine. But I do know how to code HTML since I'm a Computer Science student. It's just that I don't have the time to make and use a layout of my own, thus having to content myself with layouts downloaded from the internet. :)

My comment must be getting really long. Sorry! Haha. :) God bless!

bb said...

hey there rina,

so you did find your way here to your baby's blog huh? been checking in here several times today... raine really wanted this to be a sweet surprise for you, and i really really really wish that you know how much she cares for you :)

seems to me raine is a sweet young lady who's gonna blossom into someone really lovely. someone who writes well too.

take care, you both.

p.s. glad that you've enjoyed the bae blogs :)

rina said...

HI bb,
I'm here, very early on our pc since I can't use this when the two are awake.
Thanks for greeting me in your blog. That's something for me.
You know, I'm embarrassed for that glaring mistake. She thought WS was shot in Jeju. And I'll clarify something-she mentioned about "seeing BYJ in the street" - that's BYJ (The Legend ad)on a billboard in one of our streets. You know the first time I saw it I screamed in amazement. I was in a taxi with my son when he said , "Look ma, BYJ", so I screamed, "Wow, BYJ!" . The taxi driver, was startled and sounded irritated and said "I thought something happened"
I was able to find her surprise gift in the evening already coz I worked the whole day. When I came home my son was, as usual, playing in the computer (there are no classes, vacation time) and I had to wait for my turn! But my kids always give me a chance to use the pc. And where else do I go except to your blog first, to read about BYJ and even on your other stuff.

I'm so sorry for making you wait.
Again, thanks a lot.


bb said...

hey rina, oh, don't be embarrassed by those little 'mistakes'... after all, most of the time we don't know where scenes were shot when we're watching movies and dramas... we know about byj's dramas coz we're fans.

and hehe, at least she said jeju-do, and that's still in south korea. no harm done... :)

you take care ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Rina and Inday Raine!

You're Cebuana!
I'm not from Cebu but I speak Cebuano. I'm so glad to drop by here and got to know you and read your interesting post on BYJ. Thanks BB.
This is indeed a beautiful gift Inday for your Mom. As a Mom myself, I find myself silly going gaga over this guy and it's a wonderful feeling when my kids show some understanding of my silliness. For mother's day, my 10-year-old daughter bought a CD of The Legend soundtrack.
God bless you!


Raine said...

I am really sincerely very truly grateful to everyone, from Onni BB, to Aunt Y, to Aunt Gosijo, to Aunt Jaime, to Aunt Bethaimi, to all my other "aunts" who have greatly supported and encouraged my efforts for my Mama. I really thank you all.

And to my dear Mama, thank you for giving of yourself in everything. Thank you for all the correction, as well as the care. I love you. I hope and pray that God will make me the daughter I should be in His perfect time.