Hi Bye Mama: A Reminder on How Painfully Beautiful Life Is

Cha Yu Ri (Kim Tae-Hee) is a ghost who have been lingering on Earth, staying close to her husband and daughter, family and friends for five years until one day she miraculously came back to life but only for 49 days.

Hi Bye Mama reminded me of how beautiful yet painful this life can be. How we take life for granted and ignore that death is a fact until it is right in front of us.

This drama made me cry from its 4th episode down to the last. It is full of love yet heartbreaking. It’s full of regrets and what ifs. It’s about missing people and letting go. It’s about acceptance.

All the ghosts in the story have regrets and that made me think about my life. Am I living a life that I won’t regret later? Are there things that I should be doing now before its too late? I also started thinking if its just right that I am still here, away from my husband and family or should I pack my stuff and go home permanently before its too late.

The concept of Cha Yu Ri, coming back for 49 days also made me think about the fact that once we are gone (whether its about dying or just leaving), people remember us for some time but soon enough we will be forgotten and replaced. And though we might get a chance to come back, things will never be the same again and probably, we just have to leave them as they were.

I really like this drama even though it made my eyes swell for several days. I also like the fact that although there’s sadness, there’s no hate because all the characters were nice. There were moments that made me laugh too and one of them is when Cha Yu Ri, Ko Hyun-Jung and Oh Min-Jung ganged up to fight all the gossip-moms.

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As our Kdrama expert Anne says, there are lots of flashbacks that can be avoided but other than that, it’s overall a good drama.

Let this drama be a reminder that life is short. Live it to the fullest. Say what you want to say. Do what you want to do. Not all of us gets a second chance. Not all of us gets to say goodbye.

14 responses to “Hi Bye Mama: A Reminder on How Painfully Beautiful Life Is”

  1. Woi anong expert hahahaha. Nakakaiyak nman should I pack too? Chat nga ng tatay ko “kailan ka pa ba uuwi kung wala ka ng uuwian?” Myged, ouchi.

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    1. Ikaw dyan batayan ko ng mga kdrama haha.

      3 kaming sabay2x na nanood nyan at nung matapos talagang nadepress kami.

      Kailan pa nga ba tayo uuwi?

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  2. Mukhang napapadami na ang kdrama ah…😊😊😊


    1. Marami pong oras eh haha

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  3. Thank you for the review. My mother watches K-drama and I might recommend this to her, too.

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  4. Misis ko pinanood din yan. Iyak ng iyak. Thanks for the review. Mapanood nga.

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      1. O ayan, complied na ako sa peaky blinders ha? Ngayon naman eto na namang hi bye pinapa-anood mo. Pre-prehas talaga kayo mga babae, puro utos, puro utos! 😣🤪😉


        1. Hala grabe sya hahahaha

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  5. My boy wanted to watch this perhaps thinking it’s about fictional ghost but I’m sure being a K-drama we will cry a bucket!


  6. Maganda yan! Umiyak din ako 😊

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    1. Hihihi masakit sya 😢


      1. True! Dami mong marerealize 🙂

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