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To me blew me away

“To me blew me away” is Google Translate’s take on “넌 내게 반했어” – the title of a South Korean youth melodrama called (in English) Heartstrings. (The correct translation of 넌 내게 반했어 is actually “You’ve Fallen for Me.”)

Wikipedia’s entry for this TV series topped the list when I Google-searched “heartstrings” yesterday.

After you admire the heart in the stylized title, click the image to see the music video for “Because I Miss You” by Jung Yong Hwa – vocalist and guitarist of a band called The Stupid and lead actor in the series, where he plays a university student majoring in Western Music.

The deer-in-the-headlights kiss at 2:00 of the video is priceless!

The cast of the Korean drama "Heartstrings" ("You've Fallen for Me")

The cast of the Korean drama “Heartstrings” (“You’ve Fallen for Me”)
Click to view the music video for “Because I Miss You” by Jung Yong Hwa

A Tug at the Heartstring

Sarah L.’s late-night surfing led her to Etsy.com, where she spotted this string of hearts by tascha – perfect for Valentine’s Day.

The aptly titled "LOVE string of hearts" – a folk art painting by tascha

The aptly titled “LOVE string of hearts” – a folk art painting by tascha

Another one by tascha…

"Flying Angel" by tascha on Etsy.com

“Flying Angel” by tascha on Etsy.com

As we close the books on 2012 and ready ourselves for another year to come, the simple words in this timely submission from Darren L. are well worth bearing in mind:

Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.

With heartfelt wishes for a joyful, heart-full 2013,

Stephen

Heart-spotting Contest Entry

My niece Janine and her partner posted this photo from Kafka’s Coffee & Tea in Vancouver, where they took a moment to snuggle and write in their journals while enjoying their vanilla lattes.

Heart-shaped latte foam is the perfect complement to the hearts that adorn these journal covers (submitted by Darren L.)

Heart-shaped latte foam is the perfect complement to the hearts that adorn these journal covers (submitted by Darren L.)

Not in this case!

Heart-spotting Contest Entry

Tatiana L. spotted these incredible heart-shaped tire tracks in Calgary’s winter wonderland. Amazing!

I had just parked in the lot of a seniors’ home where I volunteer and realized that these tire tracks in front of me looked exactly like hearts. I got quite excited about this one and had to send it your way!

(Here’s Tatiana’s original photo followed by a 180 degree flip to really show off the hearts…)

Heart-shaped tire tracks in the Calgary snow (submitted by Tatiana L.)

Heart-shaped tire tracks in the Calgary snow (submitted by Tatiana L.)

Tatiana's photo flipped upside-down for a better view of the heart-shaped tire tracks

Tatiana’s photo flipped upside-down for a better view of the
heart-shaped tire tracks

Heart-spotting Contest Entry

Rosemary B. spotted a BBC News story about the giant pink neon heart that now adorns the European Parliament building in Brussels – a tribute to dissident playwright and Czech leader Václav Havel, who died a year ago (December 18, 2011).

Click the image to see the full story on BBC News Europe.

The reason for the heart? Well, Havel used to put a heart under his signature (see below) as a representation of his motto:

“Truth and love must win over lies and hatred!”

Pink neon heart in memory of the late Václav Havel (spotted by Rosemary B.)

Pink neon heart in memory of the late Václav Havel (spotted by Rosemary B.)

Václav Havel, former Czech President, added a heart under his signature to symbolize truth and love

Václav Havel, former Czech President, added a heart under his signature
to symbolize truth and love

The Love Bike

Heart-spotting Contest Entry

Hearts and bikes…my two obsessions! Thanks to Ingrid L. for this one:

I came across this photo last week in a store and knew it needed to be hanging in my family room! It now is, and it makes me smile every time I walk past. The title is “Love Bike” and I love it! It would be perfect for you as well, Mr. Cyclist.

“Love Bike” (submitted by Ingrid L.)

Holiday Hearts

‘Tis the season…

Festive gingerbread from GloriousTreats.com

Festive gingerbread from GloriousTreats.com