Zibin (my spouse ‘other-1/2’), Ivy (my original prefect ‘other-1/2’) and I were having a conversation and the topic drifted somehow to Korean dramas. (Ivy has never watched any Korean drama, ever.)
I mentioned a trivia I had just come across recently, that Autumn in My Heart was the first K-drama that sparked the Korean wave in Asia, followed by the other hugely popular Winter Sonata. I also mentioned that many summers ago, Serena (my sis-in-law) had lent me her VCD set of Autumn in My Heart (I watched it but didn’t really like it). It was roughly at this point that the madness began.
[summary of the conversation]
ZB: Winter Sonata and Autumn in My Heart are the same drama.
Me: No lah! They’re 2 different dramas.
ZB: *looking very earnest* No, they are the same drama. “Sonata” means “before”. And what is before Winter? Autumn right? So Winter Sonata and Autumn in My Heart are the same drama.
Ivy: *intrigued and believing* Really?
Me: *to Ivy* No…
ZB: *interrupts me* Yes it is.
Me: *to ZB* Eh, that’s nonsense ok. You can’t trick me. I KNOW they are different dramas.
ZB: *still looking very earnest and serious* I also KNOW they are the same.
Ivy: *to me* Hey, maybe you should ask Serena about it.
Me: ?! Why should I need to ask Serena about it?
Ivy: It was her VCD right? She probably knows better…
Me: But I watched that drama too! Bae Yong Joon (lead actor of Winter Sonata and super K-idol) was definitely not in “Autumn”… so can’t be same drama right?
Ivy: Er… that doesn’t help me cos I don’t know who the Korean actors are. I think you go home and double-check lah…
ZB: *starting to get a smug look on his face* I agree.
Me: *miffed that Ivy actually believes Zibin over me* How can you take Zibin’s word over mine? In a topic on KOREAN DRAMAS some more!
Ivy: *laughs* Ha ha cos I don’t associate you with Korean dramas mah…
Me: *incredulous* That may be true but do you actually think Zibin knows more about Korean dramas than ME?
ZB: *eyes twinkling* No lah. It boils down to credibility.
Ivy laughs while I glare at Zibin.
ZB: Or maybe Ivy just trusts me more than she trusts you… because I never caused her to be rejected as monitor.
Ivy laughs even harder as I give up on the situation. Have I EVER won in such a situation against Zibin before? N-O. Only this time around, the person that kena conned by him was Ivy instead of me! *laughs*
Back story/ elaboration:
Back in Primary 6, I inadvertently influenced our form teacher not to choose Ivy as class monitor because I described her as ‘too playful’ when I was asked what I thought about the monitor candidates. Apparently that rejection had a huge impact on Ivy, making her sometimes over-serious and zealous about her responsibilities at work ever since. This is something Ivy will probably never let me forget for the rest of my life even though in Sec 3 I backed her selection as Asst. Head Prefect very strongly and have been an admirer of her abilities ever since. :P
Zibin’s a master joker/prankster especially when it comes to telling tall stories. Ivy has always been very easy to trick because she’s very trusting. Although she knew that sonata means ‘song’, she actually believed Zibin when he said that it means ‘before’. She thought it was a second meaning. :P
My info on K-dramas come the same way as my info on Jay Chou… news and articles. Second-hand knowledge can be just as credible ok!