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Hello again my dear readers! Some of my fellow DARAMJI shippers have been looking forward in reading my entries about our lovely HongMina tandem; hence, I have been very eager to write more articles about WE GOT MARRIED: Global Edition.
The daramji shippers have been experiencing a lot of injustice; therefore, I want to show my support to the Rainbow couple by writing a lot of articles about them. ^^
I really appreciate everyone who had been supportive of what I’ve been writing so far; I really want to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart. It’s an amazing feeling whenever you make someone happy because of what you do. Making people happy is the one thing that drives me to keep on drawing and writing.
By the way, I just want to apologize if the arrangements of my reviews are not in chronological order. I just write my reviews based on my favorite episodes; so today, I will discuss Episode 9.
After a ‘unique’ and amusing wedding celebration, Hong Ki and Mina continued their love-dovey affection, with each other, in Okinawa.
As usual, our dear little Hongstar was late again and his diligent wife was patiently waiting for him.
Although our lovely couple has been comfortable in doing some skinship and has been aware of their differences, both of them are still in the early stages of understanding and accepting each other. Even though Mina already knows that Hong Ki loves flamboyant fashion, she is still a bit astound of his extravagance.
She even questioned his unusual ‘skirt-like-pants’ attire and stated she’s glad that he’s not wearing his ‘strange’ skirt in their honeymoon trip.
Our couple confessed that their honeymoon made them nervous, and Mina said that she didn’t sleep properly; she must be very excited to get to know her husband more. xD
While Mina is getting used to her husband’s lavish fashion sense, Hong Ki is also trying to understand her ways; however, he seemed to be having a tricky time grasping his wife’s means of appreciation.
In this episode, their conflicting personalities are starting to reveal themselves. Hong Ki seemed a little dishearten or disappointed when Mina gave her “coupons,” because, in my opinion, he was thinking that the ‘closeness’ that he feels for his wife is not mutual.
On the other hand, Mina’s way of thinking was different; she gave Hong Ki 3 wishes to know WHAT HE REALLY LIKES, as well as to PLEASE him, in a more personal approach and not because she felt some gap between them. Mina’s other-half rarely asks for wishes; as a result, she’s a bit clueless on what are the things that could make him experience the same excitement he felt, when she played ‘Severely’ on the piano for him.
When our daramji couple arrived in Okinawa, once again, the weather was not on their side. Hong ki started whining like a little kid, which I think was quite adorable, while Mina was optimistic and was hoping that the sun will shine, at the stunning beaches of Okinawa. In this part, HongMina’s personality really balances with each other; Mina tried to cheer her husband up, who was in a bad mood because of the rain.
Finally, after encountering the gloomy weather of Okinawa, Hong Ki and Mina arrived at their honeymoon suite, which gave them an unexpected, awkward surprise. Our couple felt very embarrassed after seeing their bathtub full of petals, making them say the word “야하다 (yahada)” repeatedly.
We all know that our princess Mina is a pure and innocent lady; hence, she became extremely bashful because of the ‘sensual theme’ that their room was giving out. On top of that, she is with her husband, who made it even more nerve-racking; Mina’s heart was probably pounding, as if it would jump out of her rib cage. You could notice that, in order to divert all her nervousness, she kept twisting the pamphlet/magazine she was holding.
Hong Ki, on the other hand, was also shy but still in his playful mode; instead of twisting a piece of paper to deflect his timidity, he teased Mina by saying that his wife is the one who is always thinking of YAHADA things.
After having a bashful moment in the bathroom, Mina’s grip, on her twisted pamphlet, was getting tighter as she and her husband saw the ‘seductive’ heart-shaped flower petals lying on their bed. Hong Ki, on the other hand, was beginning to be more enthusiastic. xD
Our curious groom then lay-down onto their bed and suggested Mina to join him; however, his wife was feeling a bit nervous to do so. Nevertheless, we all know that our dear little bride just allows her other half to take the lead; in a matter of seconds, Mina followed her husband by jumping up and down, on the bed, gently.
Hong Ki’s bashful bride hides her uneasiness by being playful, and while she was busy hiding her wariness, her husband was beginning to be more forward by asking her to lie beside him.
This is actually my favorite part because Mina was very considerate not to stomp on Hong ki’s self-esteem. Usually, when men ask you something (e.g., kiss, hold hands in the public, etc.) and then you reject them, they will forever remember that and will not inquire the same favor/wish again. And besides, playing hard to get are quite annoying to most of the guys these days. xD
Mina couldn’t hide the fact that she was very nervous but she also wanted to be bold. Even though lying next to her husband almost gave her a cardiac arrest, she gathered all her courage and did what she was told. In addition, I noticed this; after Hong Ki told Mina that she won’t have any nightmares anymore, Mina slightly moved her body near to her husband. Maybe Hong Ki noticed this; hence, asked her to go closer to him ‘again’ and then offered his arm for a pillow. This ‘daring’ suggestion made our bashful bride scream out of nervousness (or excitement), which shocked her dearest groom and wonder why she had done that.
Mina might have thought that her reaction must have embarrassed Hong Ki, so she grabbed his arm and finally used it for a warm, comfy cushion.
Mina was still feeling a bit embarrassed; as a result, she made a segue by explaining how she sleeps. After that occurrence, it’s now Hong Ki’s turn to explicate his usual sleeping position; this is the MOMENT that made a lot of shippers squeal like a banshee, Mina’s naughty husband put his left leg over his wife. That scene drove me crazy and I felt like my cheeks were about to explode!!!! xDDD I swear it was blushing like a tomato.
After that intense ‘fan service,’ Mina told Hong Ki was heavy, which made our little Hongstar bashful of his complex. On the other hand, Mina knows exactly how to redeem herself and not offend her husband’s ego; she then offered her petite arms to be Hong Ki’s pillow, and thus continuing their cuddling scenario.
If you think HongMina’s fan service stop there, you are certainly mistaken! Our daramji couple finally went to the beach, and even though the weather was not on their side, the two tried to make most of their time. Once again, Hong Ki and Mina switched on their competitive side; Hong Ki was using his cunning tricks to Mina; however, his antics never work on his witty wife.
Lady luck seemed to be always leaving Hong Ki’s side, making him lose the game and show-off his hairy legs.
I remembered in Episode 3, Hong Ki asked Mina not to make fun of his hairy legs; I guess Mina failed to do so that’s why we never really witnessed Hong Ki read a book. xD
You know I’ve been wondering, why did Hongstar ask Mina to shout “Please, let us just love each other,” was he asking for the consent of the world to let him and his wife to be together? LOL xD Forgive me, I’m being delusional. 😛
In addition to their lovey-dovey moments, Hong Ki tricked his wife to give him a piggy-back ride, after Mina suggested in reenacting Song Hye Kyo’s sad, last moments in Endless Love: Autumn in My Heart.
Much to Hong Ki’s surprise, his wife was able to carry him on her back, which made him very excited like a child. Moreover, he was also touched because Mina was able to keep her promise to him.
Instead of whining for being deceived by her husband, Mina was such a good sport, and even though she does not like being outwitted, she let Hong Ki keep the 3 wishes she had given him.
The two finished their playful date, at the beach, by writing meaningful messages on the shells and send it off to the sea, hoping it will come back to them someday. Hong Ki seemed to be expecting his articulate wife to write something very special; however, he expected too much, and thus ended up being disappointed by her simple message.
Finally, we are at the last scene of episode 9; Hong Ki asked her wife’s permission if he could wash her face. Since they are married to each other, I think Mina’s husband suggested this action in order to get to know her more, and maybe because he was curious to see how she looked like without make-up on. I think this episode became one of their stepping-stones in getting to know each other intimately.
Letting your partner, see your complexes, is not an easy task; it takes courage and trust to do so. Hong Ki already warned Mina, about his hairy legs, in Ep. 3 because he wanted her to be prepared to accept his insecurity. At first, he wasn’t confident to show his complex, but after the accidental revelation of his secret and seeing Mina isn’t weirded out by it (although she finds it funny), he became at ease to show his hairy legs.
While Hong Ki exposed his ‘manly legs,’ Mina’s panda eyes were finally unveiled by her husband; nevertheless, she insisted that her dark circles were caused by her unremoved eyeliner. This time, it was Hong Ki’s turn to joke about her complex.
Though Hong Ki made fun of Mina’s “cute” dark circles, our little groom admitted that his wife still makes his heart flutter, even if he’s just holding her hand.
Being in a relationship is about accepting your partner’s pros and cons; through this comprehension, a couple can feel more at ease and be more confident in being honest with each other. We all want to find someone who could make us feel comfortable in our own skin.