17 Best Pieces Of Advice From Chief Hong In “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha”

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021) is a comfort drama that takes you to the seaside village of Gongjin rich with characters and warm stories to tell. In particular, Chief Hong Dusik, portrayed by Kim Seonho, is a charming and reliable handyman who assists everyone around the village. It is worth noting that he is also a man full of wisdom.

Here are some of the inspiring words to live by from Chief Hong:


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

“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.”

“You freely judge other people’s lives, but are offended when you’re being assessed?”

“If you can’t pick up spilt milk, you should at least apologize to them for spilling the milk, rather than avoid them.”

“Life isn’t a mathematical equation. It doesn’t have a clear answer. There’s no right answer either. You’re just given a problem, and it’s up to you how you solve it.”

“The sea won’t always be this gentle, though. We will be met with wind and waves. And even typhoons will come our way.”

“Surfing is very similar to life. If a good wave comes along, you ride it and slide off it gently. Whether the waves are vicious or stagnant, accept it as is.”

“We live in a society. You can’t hate being around people.”

“I paint, brew coffee, and sail a boat. I don’t have a specific job right now. I chose to lead my own life instead of being led by someone else. Change your view on life just a bit, and this lifestyle will bring you joy. ”

“No one’s a pro from the start. They need time to adjust.”

“As long as it’s not true, there’s no need to overreact. Let’s not be so sharp around the edges.”

“Don’t we all need some time to adjust?”

“If someone serves the ball, you have to hit it back, not dodge. To call it in or out, you need to give him a straight answer.”

“Rather than detailed paintings, I like simple ones like this. Adding elaborate details is easy. It’s harder to express the essence of something with ordinary drawings.”

“Look at this from a different angle. Who knows? Perhaps, life has something else in store for you.”

“Don’t judge a book by its cover. That’s being prejudiced.”

“Money and success aren’t the only valuable things in life but happiness, self-contentment, world peace, and love.”


Genre: Romantic comedy, Slice of life 
Synopsis: At a crossroads, a dentist moves to a seaside village where she meets a handyman intent on helping his neighbours.
Based on: 2014 Mr. Hong film by Kang Seok-beom and Shin Jung-goo
No of episodes: 16
Starring: Shin Min-a, Kim Seon-ho and Lee Sang-yi
Written by: Shin Ha-eun
Directed by: Yu Je-won
Date: August 28 – October 17, 2021
Network: tvN, Netflix

Photos: tvN Drama