Rings and Earrings: throughout the Dynasties

In sageuk, especially those centered around Joseon Dynasty, we often see the female characters with hairpins and wigs but they rarely wear the usual accessories that we have today such as bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and rings. In fact, I’ve never seen any of the Joseon women wear earrings, something that perks up my interest. I become more intrigued when I see some of the male characters in Faith wearing earrings more often than the women. Hence, my curiosity ends when I find what I’ve been looking for.

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Social Strata of Joseon Dynasty

Well..I’ve been indulging myself into watching dramas and as always, sageuk has their own charms on me. I don’t know why, but watching them always poke my curiosity button, sending me into endless nights of reading and understanding the history of Korea. It’s not too much to say that I might know Korea’s history a little bit more than my own country’s history. Am I a bad citizen? Hehe. Hopefully not. After watching Tree with Deep Roots last year, the thing that kept lingering in my mind was about the social system of Joseon Dynasty (since the countable sageuk I’ve watched are set during that time). My curiosity heightened when I saw a post about slavery from “Noises From the Closet” and I never turned back. So..this is what I’ve found about Social Strata of Joseon Dynasty, a.k.a. the Joseon I love. hihi.

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Joseon’s Court Attire: Kdrama Style (Part 1)

I think as a sageuk lover, I’m really being way too pampered by kdrama gods these recent years. So many good sageuk and so many pretty served in front of me. Who wouldn’t love that? Actually, I’ve been meaning to do this post since Tree with Deep Roots days, but I couldn’t find decent sources. Then The Moon that Embraces the Sun came…and it’s centered about life in court. Upon seeing Lee Gak, the Rooftop Prince with his robe, I know I have to do this one. So…here it is!

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The Princess’ Man: an Afterthought

The last episode’s credit rolled out, and without me myself realizing it, I’m already sobbing between tears, watching each and every character’s smiles flashed in front of my eyes. I have never thought that I would become so attached with this sageuk, moreover I aimed to watch it until the end in the shortest time possible. Without any warning, it entered my heart, little by little, and that had me crying at the sight of any touching moments. That’s what I experienced while I watched a drama with heart, called The Princess’ Man.

Words travelled, and the love people had for this show was and still immense. I am fortunate to be able to indulge into it, though my journey started quite late than others. The effects are the same to me as what other people experienced. To me, this sageuk keeps lingering in my mind, whether when I’m asleep or awake.

Treat this not as a review, but as an afterthought of a viewer about her favourite show. Then, should there be anyone who hasn’t seen this, stay away, for this might contain spoilers.

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