Korean Drama Quotes Galore: Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (갯마을 차차차)

Korean Drama Quotes Galore: Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (갯마을 차차차)


I cannot believe Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (갯마을 차차차) that has brightened our weekends has come to an end. I am not yet ready to leave our little village of nosy but caring family members of Gonjin.

*cue sad violin*



All my cringy jokes aside though, I have been very thankful for Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha for being such a much-needed breath of fresh air. I went into this Korean drama without any expectations and this show hit the ball off the park with how well they delivered. In order to show my thanks for Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, your girl is whipping up a tribute of the best and most heartwarming quotes from this Kdrama. For those of you who already miss Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha and are nursing your heartbreaks, come gather around, I will make cookies and tea and we can all reminisce together.



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(Credit: Kathie Violin)


I’ve lived for 34 years without you, but each day seems to last forever since I’ve met you.


There is no manual for dating, just follow your heart. 



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It begins from a candle that I could trust you, and with your flashlight, I know I finally have found someone to lean on. Just by looking at the street lamp, I realize that I am not alone, and with that lighthouse by our side, I can’t deny it anymore that my love for you is getting brighter. 





Eventually, we found each other once again. 





Despite our current situation, if you can promise that you’ll someday open up to me, I could wait. I’m not asking you to open up to me right now. All I want is for you to acknowledge the possibility. Am I part of the future you paint? And do you think that you could see a future with me? That’s all I wanted to know.


“You know, I love everything here. The bonfire, the sound of the waves, the sound of the water, the scent of summer, the stars, And you. Out of everything that exists in this world, I like you the most.”


“I’ve heard people call my name millions of times. But it sounds unfamiliar now. As if I’ve got a new name.”





You only live once, and I already have everything that I need.

A comfortable bed I’ll be sleeping in tonight, a sturdy surfboard, and the love of my life.





“Shrimps and crabs are too bothersome to eat. Compared to the effort you put in, the outcome is too small. It’s still delicious though.”



“I know. Come to think of it, my grandpa is the only one who’s ever peeled them for me.”



“Right. Peeling these are a true hassle. It takes a lot of love to do this for someone else.”


Would I do it all again? 

In a heartbeat

Might’ve taken thirty years

But I was always on my way to him. 


“Why are you crying?”



“Gosh it was so scary. Who jumps at a guy who has a knife in his hands?”



“I was afraid he would hurt you.”



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You can cry if you want. It must have been so hard for you. You must’ve hidden the pain deep down. You’ve been holding onto such a burden. You can be sad when you’re with me. You can show me your pain. You can cry. You can. 





I grew this big because you fed me.





Life isn’t so fair for all of us. Some spent their whole lives on unpaved roads, while some run at full speed only to reach the edge of a cliff. You got that?


“Seeing you happy will make me happy and also make Dr. Yoon happy. I am sure everyone in Gongjin thinks the same way.”



“Grandma, am I allowed to do that?”



“Yes of course, you deserve it. I know these past years haven’t been easy for you. Don’t worry about other things now, and only think about yourself.”



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“They say as you get old you become lighter. But seeing how heavy you are, you must still be young.”



“You are going to be punished for teasing an oldie like me. You shouldn’t have come.”



“I’m returning the favor. Ever since my grandpa passed away, you have fed me at least 999 meals.”



“I couldn’t let a kid all alone starve.”



“Even so, I’m grateful. So even after I’ve gone home for the day, I’ll always run over if you need me.”



“Always? Then you’re like a genie to me?”



“Yes, I am. I’m like a wish-granting genie that you can summon by rubbing the magic lamp.”


You’re bound to meet unexpected situations in life. Even if you use an umbrella, you’ll end up getting drenched. Just put your hands up and welcome the rain. Let your hair down and just feel it.


“I like Hyejin. But I think, I like you too Chief Hong.”



“I don’t hate you either. You just require a lot of care. You’re not too bad.”



“Just teach me to surf again when you’re free.”



“Sure. Let me know when you’re free so I can make other plans.”



“Gosh, you’re such a pain in the neck. Darn you.”



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It’s okay to get lost or take the long route every now and then. Every time that happened, life took me on an interesting ride.





“When Dusik ends up alone, please send him someone so that he won’t be lonely.”





“I was a neglectful father. Thanks to my negligence, she grew up too fast. It’s selfish of me to expect someone else to do what I couldn’t. But I hope she marries into a big family so that she never gets lonely again. Finally receiving the love she couldn’t.”


“You’ve got it all wrong. Hye jin received tonnes of love growing up. If not, she wouldn’t be able to give others so much love.”



“Do you like her a lot? Yes, but… as a friend. Though, I meant what I said. She’s a warmhearted person. So I hope she’ll find someone good that she deserves. And that could be you.”


I want to hug you every day.



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“I like you. I have feelings for you. I’m one of those people who plan every second of their lives according to a lifespan of 99 years. I don’t like people crossing the line or crossing it myself. And I’m fond of expensive shoes. I guess I’m your complete opposite. It’s the same with our blood types or personalities. I bet we’re not compatible in any aspect. But to hell with all of that… because I like you.”





Do you think the universe fights for souls to be together?

Some things are too strange and strong to be coincidences. 





“I never get drunk if I can help it.”



“Why not?”



“Because I hate it. Being out of it, being vulnerable, and being more honest. When I feel close to being drunk, I clench my fists tight like so.”



“You live an exhausting life with such small fists.”



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Du-sik, life may seem long, but it really isn’t. Throw away unnecessary thoughts and be honest with yourself.





She has taken up all the space in your heart,

so why on earth are you fighting it?





“Are we done here?”



“Don’t you need renovating? I do that for minimum wage too.”



“As if anyone could do it. I already told you, my standards are really high.”



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“You told me not to cross the line, but you ask so many questions.”



“Right. What’s with me today? I’m usually not like this.”



“You don’t seem to know yourself that well.”



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“No, don’t come near me.”



“Why not?”



“Stay at least two meters away from me when we’re outside for the sake of my safety.”





It’s my favorite sea. You might say that the sea looks the same everywhere—

No, it’s different.

It becomes a special place once a memory is made there.

The sea Chief Hong took me to, has now become one of my favorite spots too.





“I want to see you every day. I want to hear your voice every day. I want to hug you every day.” 



“Me too.”



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you have all of these beautiful things that you’ve earned through your own efforts.

you’re more than capable of getting such things for yourself.

but let me help you hold them. let me help you keep them safe.

let me create a home for them with my hands. so they can be precious for a long time. so they can shine for as long as you shine.

put them in here, in the space i made for you. and i will guard them.

all of your beautiful things. i will protect them with all of my heart and soul.


I love how you now have Dr. Yoon by your side. How you help others is admirable, but you must live your own life too. Eat a lot of good food and be happy.



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Do you know what it means to be a good parent? It’s staying healthy for a long time.





Maybe I’m fascinated by you. We’re from two different worlds.

If a penguin from Antarctica and a polar bear from the Arctic met, would it feel like this?





Today, the star princess met the sea prince. The princess was crying but the prince made her laugh. She hoped she returns to the beach and meets him once again. 



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“In that case, I should be the one to say this first. Yoon Hye-jin, I love you.”



“Me too, Hong Du-shik, I love you.”





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