She walked into my life like a cool breeze on warm summer night. She stood at the top of the steps of her apartment building in the heart of Paris. She was wearing a beautiful red dress, her hair teased, her milky soft skin glowing against the backdrop of elegant French wood paneling. No, she isn’t some girl I met in Paris, for in all honestly, I have never been to Paris, or France for that matter. We call her “Ibyang”, short for Vivian. Her Korean name is Tae-Young Kang and she’s the character in television’s most popular series, “Lovers in Paris”. Believe me, I had no intention of watching the series until one fateful night my sister and mother were watching the series and I got hooked. So hooked, in fact, that I wasn’t willing to wait until the end of the series to find out if she and Carlo (Ki-Joo) would end up together or not. Fortunately for me, my niece has the VCD compilation of the series. Don’t worry, I won’t tell you the ending, but suffice to say, she has become part of my evening habit. And now that I’m done with the VCD, I wonder if I would be able to find an “Ibyang” I can call my own. Talk about wishful thinking, but then again, who knows?
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