Taecyeon Makes A Warm Breakfast For Everyone
Jackson was in charge of breakfast this morning and called for JYP backup. Taecyeon showed up early at house, but the troops were snoozing after partying all night long. Gook Ju rolled off the couch from a dead sleep right into Taecyon’s presence. She never stopped talking the whole time they prepared the breakfast menu of French toast and kimchi jjigae – a hangover remedy. Jackson and Taecyeon woke everyone up with the delicious aroma of hot food, although they all took their sweet hung over time making their way to the kitchen.
Suny hated them for waking her up with her morning face and bed head. Actually, pretty much everyone hated the personal wake-up call even if it meant food.
Young-ji and Jackson bickered at the table as usual. It is an entertaining ritual and everyone eggs them on. She did a special Mama Mia dance for Taecyeon as a thank you for cooking. Poor Dong Wook was at the end of the table with his hoodie on and coughing. Eat up, Wookie, you need the strength.
Suddenly, everyone took off in different directions, but not before requesting that Taecyeon make fried rice and rolled omelette for later which he did even though he complained all the while. Taecyeon commented a couple of times that the house was a mess, and helped Sunny -the only remaining person – pick up. I felt bad for Taecyeon who didn’t get the guest treatment at all. When Sunny asked if he’d leave his hand prints on the guest wall, he said he’d do it next time because he didn’t feel like a guest. “Don’t ever invite me over in the morning. Guests are supposed to come over and have fun.” It seemed like he was a little disappointed at the lack of fan fare. I had looked forward to Taecyeon’s visit, but I thought it was a fizzle that needed better editing. Although tight editing isn’t exactly a Korean variety show strength.
The Coffee Prince and the Sweet Potato King
Everyone ought to be a barista once in their lives and we find out that Kang Joon actually was! On their way to Young-ji’s parents’ coffee shop, Kang Joon mentioned he had worked part-time in a cafe for eight months before he debuted. After greetings, a quick tour, and some employee-customer tips from Young-ji’s mother, Team Caffeine put on adorable aprons with their names on them. They checked out the equipment and secret recipe book and were ready for business. Jackson’s first yogurt smoothie – a success! Serious Kang joon was quite the skilled and calm barista extraordinaire. Making customers happy was the order of the day, and our roommates worked hard at it.
Coffee is not all the cafe serves ~ in the evening sweet potatoes are roasted and sold. Kang Joon held down the fort on the drink end of things, while Young-ji and Jackson opened a window and sold piping hot sweet potatoes to a long line of hungry customers. Young-ji even danced in the picture window while the potatoes roasted – it’s what idols do best! The best of luck for much success to the two-year family owned business. Fighting!
Ryohei’s Special Fried Rice
Remember the episode where Ryohei’s friend sent bags and bags of soybeans? Ryohei, Nana, and Joon-hyung headed to that friend’s family’s restaurant to help out for the day. Might as well have had army duty with the mountain of onions they had to peel. But like good sports, they did what had to be done – cleaning, boiling meat and tripe, chopping, prepping food, learning the menu – before opening for business. The owner gave tips on service and they chanted the motto “the customer is king.” That thought has gone by the wayside in America, that’s for sure. Nana provided chives with a flourish, Ryohei learned how to make fried rice from the cook and beamed at his success when the customers gave a thumbs up, and Joon-hyung was everywhere like a boss. His potential of being a bull in a china shop was a bit scary, but he got in the groove, as Joon-hyung is known to do, and the customers loved it.
Bringing it on home with Closing Time seems a fitting ending as the tired roommates wiped down and packed it away for the night. If I knew how to set up the last few minutes of the episode to this music, I would. I haven’t heard any more plans for a next season, but I’m guessing season 2 only has one or two more episodes…
And…(drum roll…) I’m throwing in a bonus with Jackson on Happy Together. Cuz watching K-entertainment is what we do!