By: LazerKim Kim Hyun Joong arrived at Incheon Airport yesterday afternoon and as usual many of his fans waited for his arrival and welcome him, handed him their personal letters and presents. This time, watching Hyun Joong carrying those bags of presents really looks like he had gone shopping!! I would assume those are birthday gifts since June 6 is just around the corner!!
I just love watching scenarios like this, because of all other artist I know, it’s only Hyun Joong whom I have seen receiving so many letters and presents from his fans!! I remember, one of the staffs of KeyEast was saying, Hyun Joong receives more gifts than their boss Bae Yong Joon! Now I can prove this is true!!!
Outside the airport Hyun Joong got in his car, roll down his window and waved at his fans. He went straight to the venue where Kyu Jong’s Fan Meeting was being held to bid farewell to his fans and at last after two-year the group SS501 finally made it as all members attended the Fan Meeting.
Hyun Joong obviously was haggard, looks tired after his tour in China, but it never matters to him, just wanting to be with his members since Kyu Jong will soon be leaving for the military training. The four member were at the stage and one was at the stage wing refraining to go up stage that might cause complications with his agent which I think is wise not to appear during a public show.
The members did not stay long which is quite understandable since it’s Kyu Jong’s show, giving all the chances to his fans to be with him for the last time before he gets to the military training. The group met again after Kyu Jong’s fan meet event, had dinner and spend quality time together.
I may not be a fan of SS501 since I started following Hyun Joong in 2011 when he was already a solo artist. Although I first had seen him at BOF that I barely knew he was a singer and being the leader of this group SS501. I may not know the other members as much as I have known Hyun Joong, but I know the feeling of being together as brothers living in one roof for years.
I have only watched them being together from so many video clips and it showed how much Hyun Joong loves his members and how important they are with each other. This early morning as I was browsing, fans of SS501 were truly delighted and touched by the event that at last they have finally watched them together again like a reunion. I’m truly happy for the fans of SS501 that their wish had been granted finally!!
To Kyu Jong I can only wish him the best. Two years in the military service may be a long period of time, but his fans and so with the SS501 fans shall be waiting for him to come back on stage, after he had completed the mandatory military training.
When I first read about Kyu Jong’s enlisting for the mandatory military training, I can’t help to react as in “What??” This mandatory military training is gonna be for two years, but what can be done but to abide by their law. It’s just that in my own personal opinion, Kyu Jong is still young very talented, handsome that there are a lot he can develop in himself for two years being an artist. The mandatory military training is given to all Korean male citizen upon reaching the age thirty. Kyu Jong is barely 25 years old, so I was thinking he might have self volunteered to be enlisted at early age.
For some reasons, it reminded me of Hyun Joong getting to this training when he reached his age thirty. I posted my article Time Line again which talks about Hyun Joong’s future and this mandatory training after I have read about Kyu Jong’s intended to get in to military next month. Last week as I was busy following the updates while Hyun Joong was on stage at Chengdu, I happen to come across an article about this military mandate on male star celebrities, since they are not excluded from the said mandate. The article is like a proposal or something to reconsider the mandate for Korean star celebrities. Well, if this is so, I would gladly support this proposal!!
One of the fan at the twitter said, if this mandate would come upon Hyun Joong, his fans would be totally at lost!! This statement made me stare at an empty space that I was asking myself, what would I do if his time has come to abide to the mandate?? In my article Time Line I mentioned that I’ll be going back to watching dramas as I normally do before I met Hyun Joong. Now that I asked myself the same question, I think I found another answer. Bae Yong Joon, Hyun Joong’s boss, a none professional writer, had written a book about Beauty of Korea for a year and a half. And he dedicated that period just to write!
How I wish to be able to do that, to write about Hyun Joong all about his life in the military camp!! Oh don’t get me wrong, I don’t need to be inside the camp to be able to write how life is to be a military personnel. Probably I just have to know where he’ll be assigned!! And research from Korean Military books!! How I really wish to do this, otherwise I’ll be forced to stop writing all together as if his life story had stopped, well in fact this period must be the most challenging part of his life, just in case!!
What about his career path? I have mentioned again in my article Time Line that Hyun Joong have at least four years, since he’ll be turning twenty on Wednesday June 6, I think there’s a bit plan detour from his original career plans. I wrote that previous article in February 23rd, at the same time Hyun Joong was in his cocoon while his fans were restlessly missing Hyun Joong and getting bored, so that time anything can be talked about just to kill time while waiting for him!
I felt as if I have written that article years ago!! Because Hyun Joong had been running so fast that he’s always been on the go, while his chain of success had been on his tail remarkably uncontrollable. Hyun Joong is quite prepared in building his own legacy before he steps in the military camp. He’s going global this time and now I can clearly see where he’s bound to after each plan is starting to surface and materialized. At first I thought four years is not enough for him to attain what he wanted to achieve, but now I would say Hyun Joong would probably the first Korean artist to be able to build a legacy in the shortest period.
If Kyu Jong’s fans were shocked upon reading the news and of course this is such a sad news for them, I could feel what they are feeling right now by just imagining how it would be if it’s Hyun Joong’s turn to abide the mandate. Many of Hyun Joong’s fans do follow him anywhere he performs and I think it’s a wise decision as they’re capable of doing so. Keeping all the memories as much as we could and there are many ways of doing so to the best ability we can. Hyun Joong will provide those memories as we collect them through our simple support and remain steadily at his side.
Well, there are many more chances in four years time but let’s face it for Hyun Joong this four years is just around the corner since his career phasing is too fast!! But I would say that would be very advantageous that before we know it he’s already up there. Others would say for as long he won’t change, meaning if his feet remain firmly on the ground then Hyun Joong will gain even more support. I’m quite confident about Hyun Joong’s modesty and humble trait. The only thing that keeps on changing is Hyun Joong is his image but his inner self remained locked up.
I would admit I was affected by Kyu Jong’s decision to abide the mandate at his early age that I can’t help to write the mandate again. Many of you might have read that article I have read about the military mandatory training for male Koreans. It’s a part of reality in Korea where Hyun Joong is. At this early stage I couldn’t imagine how it would be without Hyun Joong around! I remember from February till the period he got out on this Asia Tour, I have observed how his fans could be so missing him during the period he was in his cocoon!! That even Hyun Joong himself wrote a letter to his fans like somebody from the prison and knowing he was just as bored as they are!!
Oh well, these are just my thoughts that I can share with you for today’s article. There may be a long way to go yet for Hyun Joong to reach this mandate, but upon seeing Kyu Jong being enlisted at such age, it somehow gave the thoughts it can always happen to any of our Korean idols. Time change and so do people change, and I hope people from their government would change their minds pertaining to this military mandatory training. Ten days without Hyun Joong feels like ten year. What more with the two years with totally not seeing him??
Kim Hyun Joong provides memories for his fans to keep in their heart, as we fans collect as much memories as we can……
LazerKim here writing
Photo credits as tagged, KHJean14 thanks.