Boys over Flowers

One thing I find really amusing about Korean pop culture is that you don’t have to be a teenager to be in love with the current sensation in Korea. And there is always some sort of sensation.
Right now, it’s all about Boys over Flowers (Kgotboda Namja).

What is it? ohmygawd teacher. (How dare you not even know do you live on Mars?)

It is THE latest drama centered around four wealthy (and very very very handsome teacher!) high school boys who are in love with just an “average” girl. The show is based off a drama in Japan but now made for and by Koreans.

It’s the story of Jan Di , an average girl whose family owns a dry cleaning store located near the luxurious and well known Shin Hwa College. Jan Di meets the four richest and most spoiled boys, F4, when she delivers laundry to the school one day. After saving a boy from committing suicide, she is admitted into the school. An incident involving Jan Di’s friend, Min Ji, forces her to declare war on the leader of the F4, Goo Joon Pyo.

As one second grader explained: Teacher. Triangle. Love.

A LOVE TRIANGLE?!?

Not only is the lead model-turned-actor Lee Min-ho on the tongue of every teenage girl (and boy!) in Korea, but trading cards are also being swapped like mint-condition MLB cards between my 30-something female colleagues.

The funniest part is you can get all his info on the internet, including his blood type:


Name: 이민호 / Lee Min Ho
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1987-Jun-22
Height: 185cm
Star sign: Cancer
Blood type: A

After being confused on why my kids wanted to change their “English name” to Lee Min-ho and change their team name to F4 or Flowers Four despite my attempts to tell them it doesn’t make sense, I’ve given in.

I mean he is cute. Don’t you think?

5 thoughts on “Boys over Flowers

  1. Whit and Lindsay says:

    it was also one of the first questions my students asked upon meeting me. Later, my co-teachers explained that blood type is very important b/c it explains your personality type. They even guessed Whit’s and mine!

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  2. Juandy says:

    Yes, I think Koreans love to tell one’s personality by his/her blood type… Anyway perhaps F4 Stories are one of the “Evergreen” stories in many Asian Drama Fans’ hearts…Btw Whit and Lindsay Would you like to exchange link with me ?< HREF="http://chinese-tales.blogspot.com" REL="nofollow">Ancient Chinese Folk Story and Fables <>

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