My Golden Life eps. 31-35

These 5 episodes mainly centered on Do Kyung’s life after leaving his home. I’ve always liked to Do Kyung is not only a good person but also a competent company officer. And it is refreshing to see him be so resilient and persevering in his plans. You see a guy like that and you just know that he will succeed. He doesn’t even need to be a chaebol to succeed. I think even if he was an average guy he will make it to the top. I was wondering what kind of business he will try to propose to investors, esp since the facial recognition business with his “best friend” was what he was planning for. Now I remember on the very first episode (it feels so long ago!) he tried to pitch his eco proposal that got rejected by the board. I’m glad to see him still so passionate about it and I hope a great investor will back him. on ep 35, there was a slight hint that his former best friend is trying to look for him. I wonder what for. I hope he is not going to try to sabotage his friend. I hope he is there to warn him of something. He seemed like such a good friend, I hope he redeems himself in the latter episodes. and I hope Secretary Yoon can work with Do Kyung again in his new company.

It is hard to see Do Kyung and Ji an’s interactions, mostly because I hate how Ji an is soo cruel to Do Kyung. I get it. She is scared of his family and what they can do to her, but he already left his family. and Knowing how good Do Kyung is, I am sure he will be able to protect her and protect himself. She could have said, “I like you too, I hate to see what’s happening to you but I will support you and wish you luck!” Can’t she give him a little more motivation so that even if they don’t end up together, she will feel better that she was the one who helped him at his worst (they way he was her strength when she was in the Haesung corporation).

There are 2 things I’m running out of patience for. first is the sour relationship between Ji an and Jisoo, and I blame it all on Ji soo. I love her cute interactions with Hyuk (more on them later) but when she gets jealous and hurtful to Jian, I don’t like her at all. She is still too bratty and self-entitled. She feels so unloved and neglected. boohoo. I wonder what will make all the hurt melt away and for her to move on her life? Just when I think she is starting to make amends by giving Jian a birthday cake, she gets jealous of Hyuk and push Jian away. I hope we can have some clarity on what she really wants coz i’m getting tired of her feeling like a victim in front of Jian.

The other person that I am so over is Jian’s father. I don’t understand how he gets so much screen time. At first I commiserated with him for getting angry at his wife (it really is the wife’s fault) and I cried when he tried to catch Jian and he fell. Then he got so mopey, so cruel with Jitae, so and awful with his own wife. and he is so wishy washy. I thought the purpose of his storyline was so that he can become successful again and bring honor back to his family’s name. but now, he wanted to go to Vietnam. then deep sea fishing. Now, assuming he is sick and dying soon (without even bothering to go to the doctor), he dyes his hair, he is feeling better and learning guitar. I know maybe he is trying to fulfill all that he wasn’t able to do when he was younger and he is trying to live the best of his life before he dies. but he is still so far out in his own world that he doesn’t even know what’s happening to his family. I can’t imagine being happy dying knowing you didn’t do well for your family.

Now back to Hyuk and Jisoo. So, looks like Hyuk is starting to fall for Jisoo, but looks like Jisoo finally stops hoping (due to her assuming about Hyuk and Jian) and starts ignoring him. of course Hyuk will bother her even more until he finally confesses that he likes Jisoo. (hmm maybe then Jisoo will forgive Jian?) I wish we didn’t have to go to this kind of tired storyline but oh well, Kyuk deserves to suffer a bit and woo Jisoo – she crushed on him for so long, it’s time he falls as hard (or even harder) for her.

On Jitae and Soo A, I’m really impressed with Soo A. She stayed with Ji Tae and was so comforting and understanding even when Ji Tae was fighting with the father. What I don’t understand is how she can get pregnant when the first entry in their contract is they don’t want any kids. Hello, they shouldn’t even have made that mistake. She could have taken responsibility for her body and ensure she doesn’t get pregnant. Now she is and she wants to abort. I know it is her body and she can do what she wants but why was she so irresponsible in the first place? As for Jitae, I laud him for being man enough to change his mind and want the baby. but I could understand their dilemma. this is like a make or break for their marriage. I think Jitae should spend more time convincing her and he should do it carefully so as not to affect his marriage.

13 episodes to go.. feels so far from the ending yet i’m also near the end. Btw, loved that Mr Baker and Ms cafe are so blissfully in love and married.