As much as I hate to do so, but it is time to bid farewell! Ahnnyeong! It has been an amazing ride two both couples, and I do not regret spending 15 weeks on this. They were 15 weeks well spent. It pains me to have to bid farewell to WGMG; I have been there walking with both couples (mainly TaecGui) through their adventure of getting to know one another but now I have to face the sad reality of not being able to watch them every Saturday any more. It really has been one beautiful adventure and I loved every moment of it.
WGMG ended sweetly and every emotionally, not just for the couples but also for the viewers, which is inevitable considering how some have devoted 15 weeks towards it. I cried buckets for this because watching Taecyeon and Gui Gui part is something very painful. They have spent 3ish months warming to each other but they are forced to part. I have watched them face their difficulties and overcome them with each other by their side but now they have to revert back to their lives without one another. They have moved on and so I will have to learn to move on too.
Taecyeon and Gui Gui make a really unexpected couple. They proved that although language is a barrier for them, if they are willing to put the heart to it, it will transition from being a barrier to being something that pulls them closer together. Language did play a hindrance towards their relationship but once they got to know each other more, they learnt to understand each other and subsequently language became a very minor issue in their relationship. They learnt to understand each other through words, patience and what they did for each other. It was these actions that allowed them to communicate seamlessly and within it, there is so much more meaning than just verbal communication. Everything that they did for each other was done with the heart.
Though, that does not mean that language is not a hindrance to their relationship. Language has played a big role is restricting their communications towards each other. This language barrier is especially hard for Gui Gui as she cannot fully express her heart to Taecyeon. You can really see it in her that she has so much more depth that she wants to get across to him but she can’t due to her lacking language skills. This is just the similar for Taecyeon as he has adapt himself to communicate in a way to her that she will understand. However, this language barrier is what makes me love this couple. It is seeing how they get to know each other while having to work around this obstacle. They managed to prove that there are things that speaks louder than words, and that is how they based their relationship.
Just this ep alone, they did so many special things for each other in this farewell trip. The gifts thatthey got each other is one that holds more meaning than anything else. Gui Gui got Taecyeon a pair of silver shoes, matching the ones that he got her at the beginning of the show. I found this to be quite memorable because they both hold a very special piece towards their relationship; she holds the start and he holds the end. Together, they symbolise the many hurdles and adventures they have been through together. The surprise that Taecyeon gave Gui Gui is really heart-melting. That is really touching because it is visual memories of their every step. I just love that these two go back to revisit their old memories.
I have probably mentioned this way too many times but what I really love about Taecyeon and Gui Gui is that they actually talk their relationship through with each other. This is vital for them to build their relationship. The final analysis of their relationship which they had in this ep is probably the most direct and to-heart one they have had. They really spilled their hearts on how they feel about each other. She told him that she didn’t want to change him but I think throughout the course of their relationship they have changed each other, little by little. They were by each other’s side for three months so there is no doubt that they have learnt to adapt to one another. The presence of one another has helped both Gui Gui and Taecyeon to further explore themselves as well as each other. I am glad that they were able to tell how they felt of each other during their time together.
The parting at the train station was heart-drenching. Gui Gui was really reluctant in letting Taecyeon go; she just didn’t want their relationship to end so soon. Gui Gui went into this relationship whole-heartedly and with sincerity. She also put in a lot of emotion so parting this make parting very difficult for her. I just felt so much for her; you can really feel her pain and reluctance for their relationship to end. She really made me shed buckets! I just love how much she has invested into this relationship. This wasn’t just a job for her, it was more than that; it was about establishing a cultural relationship and getting to meet a new friend. This is why she put so much effort into this relationship and why she was so pained in letting it go.
It isn’t just Taecyeon who she will miss, but also the rest of the BTS crew. From the making films, it shows that she has a really close relationship with the BTS crew. I just love the way that Gui Gui treats those around her. She is such a kind person, and she does not forget the BTS crew. It was so cute to see her hand out t-shirts to the BTS crew and really thank them. She is just very thoughtful and really treasures the work that other people do.
I haven’t grown to love Hong Ki and Mina as much as I love Taecyeon and Gui Gui. They are both very different couples and appeal differently to different people. However, I did enjoy watching their progress. They really do pass it as a real couple because they are just so comfortable with each other! I just love the skinship that they have with each other. It just comes so naturally and easily. They definitely have warmed up to each other a lot since their first meeting because now they can talk just about anything and they are able to comfort each other.
I am sad to see them part but I am glad that they parted on a sweet and happy note. They both gave each other a surprise/gift that will make a lasting impression on each other. She made him stew, something that he asked her to do during one of the previous eps, and wrote him a letter parallel to the letter he wrote her on their very first meeting. He surprised her with a very special movie and song. I found the song to be very sweet because he wrote it for her summing up what their relationship has been. I loved it when he gave her the necklace with their names on it; it will be something that will always take them back to this relationship.
WGMG is different to WGM because it couples two people of different cultures together. I just really enjoyed watching two very different people get to know each other, especially knowing that these are genuine feelings. They were both very perfect couples in their own way; both Taecyeon and Gui Gui and Hong Ki and Mina were just right for one another. I enjoyed watching each couple grow as strangers to becoming a couple who has grown feelings for each other. I also quite enjoyed the cultural aspect played for the couples, predominantly for Gui Gui and Taecyeon It really did helped them to pull their relationship closer together. I enjoyed watching them face the difficulties of their culture and this was one of the many reasons that made me love them so. They faced it together and in the process of doing so they learnt more about each other. Cultural difference did not play that large of an impact for Hong Ki and Mina because they were both able to communicate fluently with each other. This was what made their relationship less interesting for me. However, above all else, I just loved watching two very different couples come together. Hopefully they will have a chance of collaborating again one day. (:
WGMG has been one adventurous journey which I followed through right from the beginning. With each ep that followed, I grew to love it more and more. It is time to say good bye now. I am going to miss catching it each weekend but I am glad for the happiness it has brought to my weekends. It was a very sweet story and I am glad that I was able to accompany it grow. (: