Smiles and Promises XXIX

These were taken during our second An nyoung sleepover Monday-Tuesday last week. We watched Coffee Prince, ate at our favorite Korean restaurant, and just talked for hours about drama watching and Gong Yoo.

Coffee Prince is one of those dramas that just grows on you until you can’t get enough of it anymore. I know for one it’s not the first time nor the second that I’ve seen it, but still after watching it the nth time it felt like I was watching it for the first time ever. I also found myself getting attached to the heroine, Eun Chan.

She’s more than the girl who falls in love with the pogi. At first, all she dreamt of was to provide for her mom and sister–to see them happy, alive, and well-fed. But after meeting with Han Kyul, she began dreaming bigger. She wanted to achieve something in life–she wanted to become not just a barista, but the best barista in town.

I’ve been reading Captivating on and off, and one of the points in the book is that godly women of today are tired because they feel like they always have to try harder to become set apart; that whatever humbling down they do, or whatever gentling and quieting of the spirit they try, they feel like they always fall short. And that’s because they have missed the most important thing of all: they have missed the heart of a woman. 

The Eldredges said that in a woman’s heart of hearts she longs for three things: to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, and to unveil beauty. Eun Chan may be dressed like a guy, but her heart is of a woman, no less. That second thing, most especially.

I can attest to that, that women desire to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure.  So while not everyone likes this book, I’ve decided to finish it ’til the end, because I really want to know how this desire in my heart will unfold itself in my life. I’m excited, because who knows? I might meet a Gong Yoo along the way.


A wife of noble character who can find? 
    She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her
    and lacks nothing of value. 
She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.

Proverbs 31:10-12


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