Staying home and having more time in our hands may have turned many of us into pseudo Koreans. Our binge watching of K-drama has completely convinced us to try out as many Korean dishes as possible, to talk like Koreans, and to even follow their skin care routine! I never thought I would be a part of the fandom that has taken the world by storm, but after giving in to the Crash Landing on You hype, I was hooked and down the rabbit hole I went. I’d like to think I picked up a few things from the stories that caught my eye (and my heart!) and I’m sharing some of those lessons with you below. I’m sure that you have your favorite K-drama lines as well. Share it with us in the comment section below! Arraseo?
It’s the little things in love that matter the most. I can’t deny that grand gestures are sweet and it’s always a win to have new social media content, but they cannot take the place of love letters and acts of kindness. Whether in big ways or in small ones, the key is consistency in putting in effort and appreciating when you are given the same.
When you love someone, you accept them and all their less desirable traits. It means choosing them again and again, no matter what. It may be difficult at times due to your differences, but more often than not, it is easy. You remember why you chose them in the first place and then suddenly, you feel hopeful that you can work it out.
There is a time to hold on and a time to let go. There are a lot of selfless people who choose to hold on because of what ifs and hope that things will change, and Seung-joon dishes out the harsh truth they need but may not want to hear—you should respect yourself enough to walk away from whatever no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.
It’s been said time and again that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. If you are lucky enough to discover what it is you love doing at a young age, don’t be afraid to take the risk and pursue your passion. If it doesn’t work out, you still have the rest of your life to figure something else out, but if it does work out, you will be on the right track to success and happiness.
There is a fine line between having a person’s back and blind loyalty. Although it is fairly easy to get caught up in your emotions, it couldn’t hurt to take a breather and refrain from making decisions until you’ve calmed down. People who love you may make mistakes but more often than not, they want what’s best for you but have a different way of showing it, so it would be helpful to try and see things from their perspective as well.
We all know that guy who every girl knows is trouble but also cannot seem to say no to. I don’t believe in judging a book by its cover, so go ahead and cautiously give him a shot and you might be surprised with your own Yoo Shi-jin! Although your girlfriends may advise against it at first, he can easily win them over when they get to know the side of him that is completely captivated by you.
No k-drama roundup is complete without Captain Ri Jeong Hyeok! The development of his feeling for Se-ri from nonchalant curiosity to head-over-heels-in-love is a testament to great things coming out of the most surprising circumstances. There isn’t just one path to falling in love. Just like all of our favorite k-dramas, there are many twists and turns in every love story—it may not start out like a fairytale, but if you open your heart, you might just be on your way to something even better (or more magical).