Yoon Kye-sang

2011 Roundup Part 1: To All the Boys I’ve Loved This Year

So it’s that time of the year again to cast a retrospective eye on the events of the last 12 months. Kicking off the whole year-in-review process here at Midnight Express is my little tribute to the boys who contributed to many late nights and, uh, lost hours. Yeah, let’s just leave it as that.

But before we begin, a little song:

To All the Boys I’ve Loved This Year

To all the boys I’ve loved this year
Whose vids now clog my computer
Naked Shirtless hunks and high school hosts
I dedicate this post
To all the boys I’ve loved this year

To all the boys I stalked like mad
On Tumblr and the Internet
God, where did my time go?
I need a life I know
I swear I was never this shallow.

The year is coming to an end
‘tis now time to say goodbye
‘Cos other pretty boys are coming round the bend
And I’ve only 24 hours in a day…

To all the boys who shared my life
Who now are someone else’s vice
I’m glad you came along
It saddens me to say so long
To all the boys I’ve loved this year

(Adapted from To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before, by Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson)

This was written in a hormonally charged fog so if you’re hoping to glean some intelligent insight into the dramas of the past year, I’m afraid I’ll have to refer you to Dramabeans. Otherwise, welcome! *mild spoilers here and there*


You Had Me at Turtle: Who Are You? (2008)

Cha Seung-hyo (Yoon Kye-sang) to Son Young-in (Go Ara) on why he keeps turtles as pets:

They’re quiet, they’re not a nuisance and they’ll live longer than me. Even if they were to run away I’d never lose them. They’d go to the sea and I’d know where to find them.

I’m not good at hiding things and keeping them inside me. I’ll be honest with you. I care about you too. That’s right, I do care but I don’t like it. I don’t feel comfortable and it bothers me. I don’t like it when someone gets in my space and upsets my sense of order.

And for the benefit of those who haven’t watched this drama, here’s Seung-hyo and one of his pet turtles (he has two):