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We Got Married Global Edition_Daramji Couple: Ep. 10

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

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!

Mina admits her true feelings :P
Mina admits her true feelings 😛

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.

Hong ki's fan service :P
Hong ki’s fan service 😛

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.

Hong Ki proudly introduced Mina as his wife to his fans.
Hong Ki proudly introduced Mina as his wife to his fans.

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

Proud Hongstar loves to hear people praising his beautiful wife.
Proud Hongstar loves to hear people praising his beautiful wife.

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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.

The memorable quote, which reminded me of HongMina, from the movie 40 days and 40 nights.
The memorable quote from the movie 40 days and 40 nights, which reminded me of HongMina.
Hong Ki takes Mina to his secret place.
Hong Ki takes 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.

Hong Ki and Mina renew their vows
Hong Ki and Mina renew their vows

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.

Hong Ki puts the coral bracelet to Mina.
Hong Ki puts the coral bracelet to Mina.

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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.

Hong Ki tries to escape the cold, grip of the golden snake.
Hong Ki tries to escape the cold, grip of the golden snake.

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.

Opposites attract?

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.

Even though Mina felt awkward in performing in front of the crowd, she tried to enjoy the moment for Hong Ki.
Even though Mina felt awkward in performing in front of the crowd, she tried to enjoy the moment for Hong Ki.

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 states how he feels about kayaking.
Hong Ki states how he feels about kayaking.

Hong Ki failed to read between the lines but was enlightened after Mina explained, to him, why she had a great time Kayaking.

Hong Ki's enlightenment

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.

Hong Ki reflects about what he had done.
Hong Ki reflects about what he had done to Mina.

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. ^^

Hong Ki put dried seaweed in his teeth to make his wife laugh. Good job Hongstar!
Hong Ki put dried seaweed in his teeth to make his wife laugh. Good job Hongstar!

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.

Mina wonders if her feelings for Hong Ki is mutual.
Mina wonders if her feelings for Hong Ki is mutual.
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4 thoughts on “We Got Married Global Edition_Daramji Couple: Ep. 10

  1. Thanks for the write-up. I love reading it so much. I am looking forward to many more daramji posts *hint*hint.
    This is the episode where I see Hongki so mature and responsible. Misunderstandings in a relationship are bound to happen, but the most important is how the couple go about their disagreement and how they resolve the issue. I give Hongki and Mina 10/10 points for their approach to their differences. HK really wanted to make sure that they were ok with each other that he repeatedly attempted to reach out to Mina with his foot and hand massage, a hug before they separated, confirmed with her whether they were ok now, bought her a pink barret, promised to her that the next time they would do activities that Mina especially likes, the talk in the Ferries wheel. I mean this guy, did all the things he could to make sure that there’s no unresolved feelings between them. This is an attitude of a mature man. Sorry to say this but I see Hongki is more mature than Taec in the relationship dept.

    In this episode, I also realize that Hongki is constantly thinking about Mina. In the WGM press con, he briefly mentioned that he thought about her all the time but I didn’t really put much weight into it at that time. After rewatching all the episodes, I can see that Mina is in his mind a lot. Even when they were playing in the sand during the honeymoon, they found some beautiful corals. He immediately decided to collect those to make something beautiful artwork and bracelet for her. I believe the coral idea was impromptu. The “please let us love each other” shout was also his idea. Similar thing with the flower rings in episode 14, it was obviously impromptu. You can only come up with ideas like this when you care for someone so much that every little gesture no matter how cheaply made, it still feels so special. We can also see the evidence that he thought about her when they were not filming. The preparation of 2nd wedding required him to do some legwork ahead of time, out of all the places, his special place was a church and he initiated the classic husband & wife vows too. * my heart dies with them* at that moment. If this guy doesn’t like Mina a lot, he wouldn’t want to put themselves in an awkward position of reciting vows. To make it believable, they need to at least have fondness for each other, otherwise it would come across very fake and very awkward.

    Enough with my rambles.

    1. WOW! This is the longest comment I’ve ever had xD
      Thank u so much for putting a lot of time in reading and writing your comment! ^^
      I really appreciate it 😀

      Hong Ki is very romantic and vrey thoughtful to mina. i just dont understand some people who commented that hong ki
      was not that romantic and he doesnt deserve mina…

      he might have his flaws but nobody is perfect… being too perfect seems a bit scary… ><

  2. aiigoo~ the argument actually did them a lot of good. Hongki tried to see things more through Mina’s perspectives and Mina also found something different in herself (didn’t she say in a later ep that she didn’t argue with her past bfs but her argument with Hongki made her realise that it was valuable in getting to know him more). XD oh my feels, seriously. Your posts sustain this fangirling within hahah

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