There’s nothing I love more than a woman capable of being independent and strong. Although there are plenty of characters that come to mind when I think about who applies, Park Ha from “Rooftop Prince” always makes the list. I might be cheating a little bit, but when you add in Park Ha’s past life, Hong Bu Yong, then she’s even more ideal of a woman.
For our Woman Crush Wednesday this week, we’ll be focusing on both aspects of Park Ha – her present day self and her past self. I mean, haven’t you ever wondered how much of yourself was influenced by your past life? Interesting to think about, isn’t it?
But let’s take a look at Park Ha, shall we? (Spoilers ahead.)
1. Park Ha doesn’t take anyone’s attitude.
Lee Gak certainly has an attitude and temper befitting of a Crown Prince, but no matter his status in Joseon, Park Ha is boss in Seoul. That means butting heads so much, they might as well have been glued together. When Park Ha isn’t busy exchanging commands and showing Lee Gak who the real leader is around here, she’s also constantly warding off Hong Se Na‘s devious schemes. Seems like the poor woman could never get a break!
2. She’s intelligent.
Whether as Park Ha or Bu Yong, her brains are always on display. No, not literally! As Bu Yong, she was clearly the smarter of the two sisters who could always answer the Crown Prince’s riddles and playfully banter with him in poetry. She had even saved her sister, Hong Hwa Yong, from shame and embarrassment on multiple occasions by engaging Lee Gak in distracting conversation when it was clear her sister had no idea how to respond to the Crown Prince’s apparent adoration for poetry and literature. In the present day as Park Ha, she has been independent practically her entire life and knows how to take care of herself. If something is fishy, Park Ha can usually tell.
3. She’s strong.
It takes a lot of courage and guts to team up with Lee Gak in order to draw out criminals, Hong Se Na and Yong Tae Mu, but Park Ha does it with fierce determination. She willingly dives into danger to bring justice and help Lee Gak solve the mystery of why he was transported to the modern times and figure out what really happened to Yong Tae Yong, his present day self. As her past self, there is no better sign of inner strength than to willingly eat dried permissions that have been sprinkled with poison, knowing that she’s, not only saving her evil family, but the Crown Prince as well.
4. Park Ha is influential.
How much influential power does it take to make a Crown Prince lose his composure and participate in childish pranks? How much influence must he be under in order to squeal and prance around after realizing how fun the modern times can be? Enough said! Haha.
5. Park Ha always maintains a sense of positivity.
She’s been through a lot, both as a child and as an adult, but Park Ha is always seen with a smile on her face, a bright, upbeat attitude, and a positive outlook on life. She doesn’t let anything kick her down for long and she knows how to get revenge when it counts. (How many times did Park Ha prank Lee Gak over his holier-than-thou attitude? Haha!) She knows to never give up because, only then, is there still hope. It’s not to say that Park Ha doesn’t feel negativity, because she does, but she does not allow it to control her. To me, that is a great quality to possess!
Soompiers, was Park Ha ever one of your favorite characters? What are your thoughts on her being our Woman Crush Wednesday this week? Who are you looking forward to seeing next? Let me know in the comments below! Until next week!