Episodes 41 & 42 “My Golden Life” English Subs

Episodes 41 & 42 show the ugly sides of Haesung Group family. First
Choi Do Kyung’s grandfather enters the share house and when he encounters both his grandson and Seo Ji An there, he became very insulting towards her and demands his grandson to come back immediately. Lee Yong Gook stopped Noh Yang Ho from taking further action, because he is the grandson of a much more powerful and wealthier family. Therefore, the share house is a safe place for both Choi Do Kyung and Seo Ji An. Grandfather’s alternative was going to Seo Tae Su’s house and insulting and hitting him in the face. Not long after Seo Ji An moved into her parents’ house to live with them again.

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After Choi Do Kyung, Seo Ji An and Sun Woo Hyuk prevented Seo Ji Soo from leaving to study abroad by forcing her mother’s car to stop, she was taken to the share house too with the help of Lee Yong Gook.
Choi Do Kyung and Seo Ji An went to his parents’ house to plead for
Seo Ji Soo to let her live the life she wanted. Now Choi Do Kyung experienced first hand everything he had been told about his mother was the truth, when she shouted loud to stop Seo Ji An from speaking.
Choi Jae Sung learned for the first time that his daughter was forced to study abroad by her mother. He stepped forward to help her.

Video episode #42

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Overlooked Daughter and Sister in “My Golden Life” Choi Seo Hyun

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As Park Si Hoo’s fan my first interest is his role of Choi Do Kyung in “My Golden Life”, of course. However, the drama centers around the families Choi and Seo. Until now, most of the talk is about what happens with the couples Choi Do Kyung/Seo Ji An and Seo Ji Soo/Sun Woo Hyuk. As all frequent watchers know, so much more is happening in “My Golden Life” and we would almost forget Choi Do Kyung is having one more younger sister, the one who grew up nearest to him: Choi Seo Hyun!

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At the start of the drama I didn’t like Choi Seo Hyun at all. To me she was the prototype of a spoiled rich woman, arrogant and haughty. You should think that she was her mother’s sweetheart, but she behaved so well according to the family rules with no fault at all that she was completely overlooked. She could just have been a piece of furniture! The ignorance was felt much more when the lost daughter Choi Eun Suk surfaced again!

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Choi Seo Hyun had developed her own way of releasing all stress. She was clubbing secretly with the help of her driver Ryu which brought her almost in big trouble, because he seduced her deliberately and tried to blackmail her afterwards. Thanks to Seo Ji An ánd Seo Ji Ho the family didn’t come to know about her misfortune.

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When Seo Ji An had helped Choi Seo Hyun to buy new clothes after her confrontation with her driver’s unknown wife, her changed attitude towards Seo Ji An made me see her with different eyes. Actually, she is a very lonely and caring young woman trapped in the family cage ruled by her grandfather, chairman of the Haesung Group, Noh Yang Ho.

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Unfortunately, Choi Seo Hyun couldn’t enjoy her lost sister’s company for long, because this was shortly before Seo Ji An was kicked out of the house, because she wasn’t Choi Eun Suk after all!

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However, Choi Seo Hyun stayed in touch with Seo Ji Ho. She appointed him as her new bodyguard and when she needed to release her stress which only accumulated with the entrance of Seo Ji Soo as the real lost daughter Choi Eun Suk, she called him to entertain her. Seo Ji Ho accepted to do this, but he refused to visit clubs with her. Seo Ji Ho learned
Choi Seo Hyun to appreciate doing activities like bowling and reading comics in her free time!

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Last few episodes it was visible Choi Seo Hyun started to like
Seo Ji Ho. He regards her as his business partner only though. So it’s an one-sided love for now. Choi Seo Hyun looked very disappointed when she was sent home by Seo Ji Ho, although he had problems in selling the second-hand clothes. He did so, because of the difficult family circumstances and to not make it harder for Seo Ji Soo who he still considers his sister too.

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It is a pity Choi Do Kyung didn’t and doesn’t pay much attention to his youngest sister at all. He has never shown her the same warm feelings, he seems to have for Seo Ji Soo. As both Choi Do Kyung and Seo Ji Soo have left the family house and live in the share house, Choi Seo Hyun is the only Choi child living with parents who have never paid much attention to her. I feel sorry for her and wonder how she will manage to survive in the loveless home. Will she keep seeking support from Seo Ji Ho? Will the two of them come closer to each other? We’ll have eight more episodes to watch how their story will unfold!

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Preview Episode 43 “My Golden Life” 2018.02.03

Preview episode 43 "My Golden Life"

A lot is going to change in episode 43. Choi Do Kyung tells his grandfather he is no longer his puppy and won’t return to Haesung Group family. He wants to be in a relationship with Seo Ji An. Seo Ji An is missing
Choi Do Kyung as he is missing her. Will they finally come together?

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Video Guerrilla Date Cast “My Golden Life” English Subs

KBS World TV has uploaded a video with English subs of the Guerrilla Date with the cast – Park Si Hoo, Shin Hye Sun,
Seo Eun Soo and Lee Tae Hwan – of “My Golden Life” held on January 24, 2017 in Hongdae. So good to see how much fun they had despite the freezing cold!

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“My Golden Life” Episodes 39 & 40 English Subs

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Episodes 39 and 40 were so emotional. Choi Do Kyung was very frustrated that Seo Ji An kept pushing him away. Then he started to investigate what had happened with her in Incheon. Fisherman Gong told him Seo Ji An’s story and then he understood why she couldn’t start something with him.

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Sun Woo Hyuk and Seo Ji Soo had started to date, but when he saw
Seo Ji Ho with Seo Ji An and learned he was her younger brother, he found out the truth about Seo Ji Soo’s family background. At the same time
Noh Myung Hee threatened Seo Ji Soo to ruin Sun Woo Hyuk’s family, if she continued to see him. Although Seo Ji Soo intended to finish the dates with Sun Woo Hyuk, he was the one who broke up first. Chairman
Noh Yang Ho had found out Choi Do Kyung’s and Seo Ji An’s whereabouts and entered the share house.

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Preview Episode 41 “My Golden Life” 2018.01.27

Last weekend episode 41 ended with grandfather entering the share house. He was clearly not happy to see his grandson and
Seo Ji An living at the same place. So how will this discovery affect them? The life of 
Seo Ji Soo/Choi Eun Suk is about to change too. Will she leave or not?

 
Preview episode 41

Watch how the story will continue on KBS2TV at 19:55h Korean time!

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Guerrilla Date Park Si Hoo, Shin Hye Sun, Seo Eun Soo & Lee Tae Hwan 2018.01.24

Wednesday January 24 Entertainment Weekly held the Guerilla Date
Park Si Hoo promised to do as soon as “My Golden Life” had reached the 43% audience rating. Park Si Hoo, Shin Hye Sun, Seo Eun Soo and
Lee Tae Hwan gathered at Hongdae for the Guerilla Date. A lot of fans were there and many photos and video have been taken!

Photo collection Guerilla Date on January 24, 2017:

 
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“My Golden Life” Episodes 37 & 38 English Subs

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In episodes 37 and 38 Seo Ji An didn’t change her mind concerning her refusal to start something with Choi Do Kyung. She assured
Noh Myung Hee she hadn’t and didn’t want anything with Choi Do Kyung and had no intention to ever return to the Haesung Group family.
Noh Myung Hee was quite shocked with Seo Ji An’s boldness. So was
Choi Do Kyung who went to visit his mother and learned from her what
Seo Ji An had said to her.

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Choi Do Kyung couldn’t take that Seo Ji An didn’t get her last chance to accept his heart and shouted out of frustation to her: “Why are you so hard to get?” He released his frustration with running in the ice cold, snowy playground without jacket and fell ill after coming back to the share house. Seo Ji An nursed him during the night to bring down his fever. He thought he was only dreaming about her….

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Preview Episode 39 “My Golden Life” 2018.01.20

Park Si Hoo as Choi Do Kyung (My Golden Life)

Seo Ji An and Seo Ji Ho find Seo Tae Soo at his secret hiding place. Will he return with them, after they have told him he is not having stomach, but imaginary cancer?

Although Seo Ji An has refused to accept his heart, Choi Do Kyung can’t give up on her. He is shocked, when even his father tells him to give up on Seo Ji An and return home. According to Choi Jae Sung, he can never make Seo Ji An happy……

Preview Episode 39

Saturday January 20 at 19:55h Korean time, we will know, how
Choi Do Kyung will deal with this!

Enjoy watching!

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Why Choi Do Kyung Fails To Understand Seo Ji An

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As the majority of the core “My Golden Life” viewers continues to blame Seo Ji An for Choi Do Kyung’s current struggle with life, it would be good to view the situation from a different angle. Despite loving Choi Do Kyung from the depth of her heart, Seo Ji An can’t accept his heart. He gave her one last chance and then it would be over once and for all. This was the final ultimatum he presented to her. It didn’t work out as Choi Do Kyung wished for. Seo Ji An insisted on her refusal by just nodding her head. She has a very good reason for her refusal, but Choi Do Kyung fails to understand Seo Ji An. Why?

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Seo Ji An’s dislike for the chaebol world started when she lost her opportunity to become a regular at Haesung Group to Yoon Ha Jung who was parachuted through connections. Their catfight is still one of my favorite scenes.

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Then when she was forced to kneel down for chaebol ladies in the parking garage of a department store, because of a misunderstanding. She was dismissed from her part time job nevertheless.

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After she had entered the Haesung Group family, she became a regular, because she was parachuted herself as the missed chaebol daughter
Choi Eun Suk, although the family had packed it in a credible story and
Seo Ji An kept the name under which she was known.

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This kind of dislike is to overcome when you fall in love with a chaebol son, because it is not mixed with fear yet.

When did fear start to root in Seo Ji An?

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The moment Seo Ji An found out her mother had lied that she was
Choi Eun Suk, she wanted to tell Noh Myung Hee right away and ask for forgiveness. However. that same moment she watched how
Noh Myung Hee humiliated the lady who had leaked the news that
Choi Eun Suk had been found. On top of that, Choi Seo Hyun told
Seo Ji An this lady still was lucky. Another employee who had betrayed the loyalty of Haesung Group experienced that the whole family was robbed of their jobs and were left with nothing. That moment Seo Ji An didn’t have the courage to confess anymore and started to think of another solution.

 

The moment Seo Ji An couldn’t avoid anymore to tell the truth and wanted to ask Choi Do Kyung to side her as he had promised her as part of a deal they had made together, but earlier than the end of the 40th Anniversary Event, he let her down again. Pointing out she was no match for him and the kiss they had exchanged was nothing more than a kiss. She didn’t even get the chance to tell why she had wanted to meet with him!

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Then Seo Ji An started to suffer from mental breakdowns. The first one occurred, when Choi Jae Sung confronted her with the result of the DNA test he had taken on her. She wasn’t able and even given the chance to tell her own story. She knew she wasn’t Choi Eun Suk and when she became aware she wasn’t Choi Eun Suk didn’t matter at all. Seo Ji An was treated badly and kicked out of the house in a way which left nothing to guess.

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The second mental breakdown occurred, when she saw how Choi Jae Sung was beating up Seo Tae Soo out of anger. This image was more than
Seo Ji An could bear and made her turn away from Seo parents’ house.

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The third mental breakdown occurred, when Seo Ji Soo didn’t gave
Seo Ji An a chance to tell her why she hadn’t informed her immediately about the lie, but slapped her right away.

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This was the moment Seo Ji An disappeared, more death than alive, and made the decision to end her life. She felt responsible for everything what has happened to the people she dearly loved and couldn’t live with the realization that there was nothing she could do to reverse it.

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Although Seo Ji An was saved from her attempt to suicide and returned to Seoul with the help of her good friend Sun Woo Hyuk, her dislike of the chaebol world and the fear for the Haesung Group in particular, had so deeply rooted itself in her that a relationship with Choi Do Kyung was out of the question.

Choi Do Kyung knows what Seo Ji An had told his mother, but he doesn’t know how his mother has threated Seo Ji An and her family again, if she would ever dare to go near her son. The way on how Noh Myung Hee insisted mother Seo should tell Seo Ji An she is no longer working for Haesung Group in the restaurant anymore, when she came to pay her the last salary, is one more hidden thread to remind Seo Ji An of what she is capable of to do.

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Choi Do Kyung is aware that fear plays a role in Seo Ji An’s refusal to accept his heart, although she had confessed her love to him. However, he fails to understand how justified Seo Ji An’s fear for his family is.
Haesung Group has the money and the power to destroy the lives of all who dare to oppose them. Choi Do Kyung can’t protect Seo Ji An and her family against his family. He can’t even protect himself against them, because he lacks money, power and connections. As long as
Choi Do Kyung doesn’t realize this, he will never be able to understand why Seo Ji An continues to say “no” to him.

Mutual understanding is a must when opposing Haesung Group together. Only then love can overcome fear.

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