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Noh Hee Kyung’s “Love”: Essay #14

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The following essay details Noh Hee Kyung’s thoughts after writing the first ever Korean drama featuring a gay couple, Sad Temptation (1999), starring Kim Gab Soo and Joo Jin Mo.

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Noh Hee Kyung’s “Love”: Essay #13

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In honour of Noh Hee Kyung’s latest drama, That Winter, The Wind Blows, airing, I am reviving this translation project. There aren’t many essays left to translate now, anyway – well, okay, I’m skipping over several of the less interesting essays to get to the couple of really good ones left. And then this translation project will be over, and I can move on with my life. YAY.

Anyway. This following essay talks about the poverty and hunger that Noh Hee Kyung experienced as a child, and the ways that our fellow human beings can sometimes surprise us.

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Noh Hee Kyung’s “Love”: Essay #12

I’m on a roll!

The following essay is a letter from Noh Hee Kyung to the veteran actress Na Moon Hee, who has collaborated with her on several dramas. I always thought that my respect for Na Moon Hee couldn’t possibly rise any higher, but after reading this essay for the first time, it did. What a lovely woman – one I would love to sit down and have a cup of tea with.

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Noh Hee Kyung’s “Love”: Essay #11

The following essay is all about Noh Hee Kyung’s thoughts on veteran actress Yoon Yeo Jung, and their relationship with one another. I totally want to sit down with these two and just watch them bicker. Tee hee.

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Noh Hee Kyung’s “Love”: Essay #10

THIS SERIES LIVES AGAINNNNN.

(But seriously, you guys. I feel really bad about how long this translation project is taking. Except not really. Okay, maybe a little. JUST A LITTLE.)

The following essay is divided into two parts: The first part is a letter from Noh Hee Kyung to PD Pyo Min Soo, who has collaborated with her on several dramas, including Solitude and Worlds Within. The second part is a letter from Pyo Min Soo to Noh Hee Kyung.

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Noh Hee Kyung’s “Love”: Essay #9

Man, I’m on a roll! Procrastination makes me do such silly things.

The following essay starts off a new section in the book, titled “If I could hold all of life and people in my eyes.” It is a letter to Noh Hee Kyung’s deceased mother. Yes, there are a lot of essays on her mother in this book.

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Noh Hee Kyung’s “Love”: Essay #8

The following essay is Noh Hee Kyung’s answer to the question “Why do dramas need to be entertaining?”. It is divided into two parts, the first part written when she had just debuted, and the second part written ten years later in response to what she’d previously written. I remember when I first read this essay that I was nodding my head off in agreement to the first part…and then kind of had my world turned upside down reading the second. Haha. It’s great food for thought, and I want to show this to anyone who believes that dramas should always be light, meaningless, and fluffy.

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