I’m supposed to make a review of episode 2 of We Got Married: HongMina Couple; however, I decided to review episode 10 instead because it is the reason why I decided to post WGMG reviews in my blog in the first place.
I wanted to make a review of this ep so badly because a lot of people bashed Mina and Hong Ki for the “unexpected event” that happened in this chapter. I felt like I needed to explain both of their sides since it really bothers me when people say bad things about my ship. ><
For those who haven’t watched this, don’t read it if you don’t want SPOILERS! ^^
Episode 10 has a lot of memorable Daramji moments, which is why I’ve watched this ep tons of times! Hong Ki showered Mina with a lot of love, which made Mina give our little Hong-chan a perfect 100 points!
Hong Ki mentioned before that he does not do ‘romantic stuff’ but he aims to be ‘close’ to Mina’s IDEAL GUY, so he really tries his best to please his hopeless-romantic-wife to make their relationship click! ^^
Our little groom is a bit a PERFECTIONIST that is why he organized a second ‘wedding event’ for Mina in a church in Okinawa, since the whimsical weather in Korea almost made them cancel their wedding.
However, before they went to the church, Hong Ki’s enthusiastic fans took a couple of his minutes to take some pictures with him, which he was happy to do so. On the other hand, Mina felt a bit left out but she just lets her husband do his thing, because she knows how much Hong ki loves his fans.
Nevertheless, Hong Ki has been very attentive to Mina’s needs and did not want her to feel alienated. I know a bit of basic Japanese so I noticed this, when Hong Ki introduced Mina, as his wife, he used the pronoun “ORE” instead of “boku.”
Hong ki said, “Ore no okusan.” (おれのおくさん。) = This is my wife.
Both ‘ore’ and ‘boku’ are informal; however, the pronoun “ORE” has a more ‘boastful’ or ‘confident’ tone with it, compared to “boku.” Therefore, he PROUDLY introduced Mina as his wife to his fans. Remember, our little Hong-chan LOVES to BRAG. xD
Okay let’s go back to the ‘renewal of vows.’
I noticed something IMPORTANT again. In one of my favorite romantic movies, 40 days and 40 nights, there was a memorable line that popped into my mind when Hong Ki took Mina to his SECRET PLACE.
I was smiling like crazy when Hong Ki said to Mina that the “church” was his secret place. xD Meaning, Mina is not just an ordinary girl in his eyes. Call me delusional, I don’t really care! xD My SHIP IS SAILING VERY WELL! xDDDD haters gonna hate 😛
Anyways, Mina was really grateful to Hong Ki’s surprise, and unlike their wedding in Korea, Okinawa’s perfect weather created a flawless ambiance for their second wedding.
I must give Hong Ki an additional 100 points for making the coral bracelet for his wife. It was a simple, yet a very thoughtful gift; Hong Ki sure remembered that Mina does not like extravagant things. I really like it when people remember those simple-little-details, because it just shows how that person is paying his/her full attention to you.
After the perfect ‘renewal of vows,’ our Daramji couple went to Okinawa World; this is the moment that their opposite personalities collide.
First, the couple took some pictures with a huge yellow snake, which made Hong Ki lost his confidence by using the pronoun “boku” instead of his proud “ore.”
Hong ki said, “Boku ha shashin wo torimasu.” (ぼくはしゃしんをとります。) = I will take the photos.
Our daramji couple’s honeymoon date has been in its smooth pace; everything seems to be normal. On the other hand, little by little, the activities that they’ve been doing are revealing their conflicting likes and dislikes.
Hong Ki is quite a diva, and he likes being around people; therefore, he really enjoyed performing Okinawa’s traditional dance in front of the crowd. Mina, however, felt awkward with the performance and did not really enjoy it but she still made an effort to go along with the activity.
I must give Mina a perfect 100 points for the effort and for not whining, because if I would be in her position, I wouldn’t force myself to do something that I don’t like! Nevertheless, this is Mina we are talking about; since it’s an activity that Hong Ki likes, Mina was very optimistic and tried to enjoy the moment she is spending with her husband; she did not think whether it was an activity she likes or dislikes doing. For her, being with Hong Ki was enough.
Meanwhile, Hong Ki thinks VERY differently compared to Mina. He was more focus on whether the activity was enjoyable or not, while Mina was just fine spending quality time with him, regardless if the activity would be a fun or not; she must have expected that her husband was thinking the same way as she did.
I think this is the reason why Mina was deeply hurt when Hong Ki said that he did not really understand what’s so good about KAYAKING. He even stated in his black room confession that there is nothing really special about it; however, his wife, once again, has a different opinion about it. Mina really enjoyed Kayaking and being ALONE with Hong Ki made it even more special; hence, making her upset because her husband just viewed that moment as bland as white.
Hong Ki failed to read between the lines but was enlightened after Mina explained, to him, why she had a great time Kayaking.
As I’ve watched the WGMG, I noticed that Hong Ki is a transparent person; when he is happy he is happy and when he is upset, he shows his true colors and just tries to laugh about it. He also did not want to be labeled as a liar; as a result, when he was asked by Mina if he enjoyed kayaking or not, he just could not bring himself to lie that he had fun. However, he admitted his mistake and was very depressed about making Mina sad.
Most guys hate having an argument, so I give Hong Ki 2 thumbs up for carefully and courageously confronting Mina (thanks to the assistance of the thoughtful sushi chef) with their ‘kayak predicament.’ In addition, even though Hong Ki does not like doing embarrassing things in front of Mina, he did it anyway in order to make her smile again. ^^
Not every relationship is perfect. There are times that even the pettiest thing could be the root of a massive argument, but these quarrels actually serve as one of the foundations of a strong relationship.