02C5F: K-Drama Parallels

Wednesday - Mushroom Eggplant Pasta

I had been mentally prepared to play a board game with Tobie after writing yesterday's blog post. We finished an episode of Sex Education and then he had to use the bathroom and then...I fell asleep while cuddling. I can't explain it, but of course, Tobie was a trooper by letting me sleep despite us wanting to play a game. But it was rather annoying. I guess I was more tired than I thought - probably the body still trying to exact the toll that is weekend sleep debt. 

And yet, I still slept in a bit and didn't manage to make time to jog before work. Annoying!

So I'm going to try to do better tonight. If I'm still not going to jog in the morning, I would at least like to have played a fun board game to make it worth it.

We've hit the second half of Yumi's Cells second season and they're introducing new complications into things. Things had been going so well for the most part and now the writers figured that they needed no conflict, which is a bit of a bummer.

It's funny to compare our lives to all these rom-com stories, Korean or otherwise. There are a lot of things that seem rather relatable, especially when it comes to Tobie. Right up front, he told me that he was a big fan of romantic comedies, although I wasn't quite sure what to make of that at the time. But over the years, he has really demonstrated his love for rom-coms because in many ways he behaves like a romantic comedy lead. And this is not a bad thing at all - it has proven to be...quite amazing.

Yumi's Cells has been particularly ripe with Tobie-parallels and I've been enjoying a lot of that. But with things taking a turn for the worse again, I'm feeling a little personally annoyed. It's just a show, but also it got too close to home and now I want to fight the characters for making weird decisions. But hey, it's a show and things can't always go well and the "too perfect" relationship is often deemed unrealistic. 

And while my life is not a K-drama and things aren't 100% perfect all the time...but I feel like we're pretty darn close. And I celebrate every such moment because Tobie is the best and I seem to be spending the rest of this relationship trying to catch up to him in terms of being a better partner. But we all have our quirks and have to take things one day at a time and never stop trying to do our best. 

I'm sure I've said this before at some point, but it will always bear repeating. No matter how perfect a relationship can feel, it'll always need work by all involved parties. But everything begins and ends with the commitment made and that sees you through the tricky bits. And that's one of the biggest things in our relationship that really keeps me going. We fall, but we get up - and more importantly, we get up together. And that's a large part of what has kept us going as a couple for so long