After watching Reply 1988 I wanted to watch something else with that Bo Gum magic and so I went for Encounter. Or as some call it Boyfriend. I didn’t even watch the trailer for this one. I was sure it will be magical and I was right.
If you love art, poetry and photography, you will find it especially beautiful. Episode 1 showed the beauty of Cuba and that sunset just took my breath away.
The entire Cuba vibe was beyond amazing and the way they looked at each other, beyond sweet.
This is a little longer than the trailer but hey, it is a good 4-minute preview.
Now let’s talk about all the important things on this KDrama, all the things that I loved 🙂
I have found myself humming you’re my flower and I am your bee and I belong to you more often than I’d like to admit.
This book is a compilation of 9 stories that Jin-hyeok is seen reading in episode 1.
2. Unterm Rad by Hermann Hesse
3. I see you like a flower by Na Tae Joo
I’m being told not to go, but there’s a road I wish to take.
While being told not to meet, there’s someone I wish to meet.
If you tell me not to, it makes me want to do it even more.
That’s life and longing.
All of these intros and outros added extra charm to the show and were so meaningful <3
Jin-hyeok plays ‘If I Manage to Kiss You [Si llego a besarte]’ by Omara Portuondo to Soo-hyun at the Fort of Saint Charles [Castillo de San Carlos de la Cabaña] in episode 1. This is when she is watching that beautiful sunset.
Omara Portuondo is a Cuban singer and dancer, internationally known as the diva of the Buena Vista Social Club.
Park Bo Gum’s character uses the camera Nikon FM 2 🙂 This in itself makes him look old school and an old soul.
The movie is said to be the world first painted animation film.
I don’t know the artist but the art is beautiful!
If the sea’s job is to make waves, mine is to think of you.Kim Jin Hyuk
Ending this post with the translated version of the beautiful poem by Kim Gwang-Seop
Among a multitude of stars,
one stares down at me.
Among a multitude of people,
I stare up at that one star.
As the night grows deeper,
it fades into brightness
and I disappear into darkness.
as what will the two of us…
you, one so warm, and me, one so tender,
저렇게 많은 중에서
별 하나가 나를 내려다본다
이렇게 많은 사람 중에서
그 별 하나를 쳐다본다
별은 밝음 속에 사라지고
나는 어둠 속에 사라진다
너 하나 나 하나는
어디서 무엇이 되어
Thinking of watching something that touches your heart? This might be the one 🙂