Encounter KDrama, I’m touched

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.

Encounter/ Boyfriend trailer ๐ŸŽฌ

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Encounter OST:

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.

Books โ™ฅ๏ธ

  1. The End of the World, Girlfriend by Kim Yeon-su

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


Iโ€™m being told not to go, but thereโ€™s a road I wish to take.
While being told not to meet, thereโ€™s someone I wish to meet.
If you tell me not to, it makes me want to do it even more.

Thatโ€™s life and longing.
Itโ€™s you.

Introduction to each episode

All of these intros and outros added extra charm to the show and were so meaningful <3

The Art Gallery

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Kim Whanki, Where, in What Form Shall We Meet Again


Jin-hyeok plays โ€˜If I Manage to Kiss You [Si llego a besarte]โ€™ by Omara Portuondo to Soo-hyun at the Fort of Saint Charles [Castillo de San Carlos de la Cabaรฑa] 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.

Beautiful photography

Park Bo Gum’s character uses the camera Nikon FM 2 ๐Ÿ™‚ This in itself makes him look old school and an old soul.

Movie: Loving Vincent

The movie is said to be the world first painted animation film.

Paintings at Cha Soo Hyun’s home

I don’t know the artist but the art is beautiful!

If the seaโ€™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.
Where, when,
as what will the two of usโ€ฆ
you, one so warm, and me, one so tender,
meet again?

์ €๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ๋งŽ์€ ์ค‘์—์„œ
๋ณ„ ํ•˜๋‚˜๊ฐ€ ๋‚˜๋ฅผ ๋‚ด๋ ค๋‹ค๋ณธ๋‹ค
์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ๋งŽ์€ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ ์ค‘์—์„œ
๊ทธ ๋ณ„ ํ•˜๋‚˜๋ฅผ ์ณ๋‹ค๋ณธ๋‹ค
๋ฐค์ด ๊นŠ์„์ˆ˜๋ก
๋ณ„์€ ๋ฐ์Œ ์†์— ์‚ฌ๋ผ์ง€๊ณ 
๋‚˜๋Š” ์–ด๋‘  ์†์— ์‚ฌ๋ผ์ง„๋‹ค
์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ์ •๋‹ค์šด
๋„ˆ ํ•˜๋‚˜ ๋‚˜ ํ•˜๋‚˜๋Š”
์–ด๋””์„œ ๋ฌด์—‡์ด ๋˜์–ด
๋‹ค์‹œ ๋งŒ๋‚˜๋žด

Thinking of watching something that touches your heart? This might be the one ๐Ÿ™‚

One Comment on “Encounter KDrama, I’m touched

  1. Yes, both actors are great picture takers.
    Though they often use the Nikon as if itโ€˜s an autofocus camera, hardly ever they adjust the focus, let alone speed or aperture.
    Also the darkroom procedures -putting the paper on the line straight from the developer tray does not work.

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