On our 3rd date, we are in need of some warmth on this very cold night so Lee Ye Joon & Shin Yong Jae of 4men starts the fire by serenading us with a Promise from Lee Ye Joon’s mini LP, Farewell. The End
With our ears are being gently warmed, the dinner menu keeps with the trend and continues to feel our night with warm. Our chef for this night is Maangchi, who has one of the most popular blogs and YouTube channel that caters to Korean cooking. Maangchi has prepared for our main course, Dakjjim (Braised chicken with Vegetables). My honey adds a side dish of Kimchijeon (Chopped Kimchi pancakes). We decided to pair a nice Pinot Gris with this meal from Ponzi Vineyard, which also goes well with our dessert that is full off sweetness and warmth. Not only is the Baesuk (Cooked pear) filled with sweet goodness, it is also great for medicinal purposes. I love making this at home when I am coming down with a cold or suffering with a sinus infection. It’s so easy:)
Our after dinner movie is gonna be filled with angst as a couple tries to bring two families together in 2011 Korean movie, Meet The In-Laws.
Hyun-Joon (Song Sae-Byeok), a comic book artist from the Jeolla-do region meets Da-Hong (Lee Si-Young), a fan of his who is from the port city of Pusan. The couple’s relationship has progressed where they are now thinking of marriage. The only problem is Da-Hong’s father (Baek Yoon-Sik) has a severe prejudice of people from the Jeolla-do region. Making the couple’s possible marriage even more tricky, Hyun-Joon’s father (Kim Eung-Soo) wants his son to marry a local girl from the Jeolla-do region. The couple then comes up with an idea. Hyun-Joon will go to Da-Hong’s home and tell a “small” white lie about his background – that he is a native of Seoul. Now, Hyun-Joon must lose his regional Jeolla-do dialect and also be able to lie to his possible future in-laws. Meanwhile, Hyun-Joon’s father sends his assistant Dae-Sik (Park Cheol-Min) to follow Hyun-Joon. ~ AsianWiki
This movie isn’t as funny as it could it have been but it’s a decent comedy. In my opinion some situations could have been left out thus causing the movie not to fall flat in some areas but other than that, I like the fact that I get to see Lee Si Young in a comedic light again. I just love her and her antics.