Hi Hi ... promise this one's going to be short, sorry for being so late in finishing that wonderful TWSSG day. Remember that was a Monday eh and every Monday night at 10pm, NHK broadcasts TWSSG on its BS Hi-vision channel.
One way to learn our Japanese is to keep listening, so our next task was to purchase a TV in the weekend (plus I need a TV to watch my BYJ dramas too, right?). Now we are not the type of consumers who demand the latest and the best in audio/visual experience, as long as there is some moving pictures on the screen and we are happy. I know that NHK BS-hi is a subscribed channel, only TVs which are equipped with Hi-Definition can watch hi-vision. So when that poor store clerk (who can speak no more than 10 English words) was trying his darndest to explain to us the features of different models, all this crazy woman kept asking him was "BS Hi right? Hi desu ka?". Thanks to the good fellows who invented those internationally-recognized electronic jargons, or is it simply a case of 'man understanding man'? While the salesman could not entertain my silly question (since all new TVs have HD, boink!), he and hubby were actually speaking in electronic language!
Hehe anyway, come Monday night; both TV and us were all settled and ready for the King. BS-hi is showing another Korean drama 'Bluefish' before TWSSG's timeslot, the actress is Ko So Young (remember her in Barefooted Youth?). I had no patience watching other male actors but hey hey, wait a minute! The background was a hip and modern looking restaurant, it looked very familiar. That's none other than our Yong Joon's Gorilla in the Kitchen! Haha, they used his restaurant for filming, how come HRH keeps popping up everywhere here :)
Then right at 10pm, the opening song of TWSSG started playing and our handsome Damdeok riding gallantly on his horse towards us. I have to commend on this Hi-definition technology, the picture is soooooooo clear that I could see every single strand of MSR's eyelashes covered in mascara, isn't that something? Ok, next time I'll pay more attention to HRH's long eyelashes :) No wonder the Japanese sisters actually went out to buy a HDTV just to watch TWSSG on BS-hi. What a great way to end this wonderful day!