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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 370

When I sit down to consider upcoming Countdown posts, I find myself fighting the urge to make every day a Vocal Virtuosity day. I really enjoy listening to G.O sing. It is that simple. I am reminded time and again how rich, soothing and calming G.O’s voice is the quiet tenderness of a beautiful ballad. This is how I feel about Celebrate. And today, it is the warm embrace I am absolutely yearning for and need to share.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 368

No disrespect to designer Kwak Hyun Joo, but I am of the opinion that the real fashion explosion happening back in March 2013 at Seoul Fashion Week during his collection show was in fact occurring off the runway and not on. G.O casual yet sophisticated in black and white, sensual lips framed in a soft goatee was a vision of pure fashion perfection and quite frankly should have been walking the runway rather than observing it.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 367

Today marks the one year anniversary of when G.O entered training camp. One year ~~ whooosh! One year ago we said our good-byes (temporarily of course) and now we find ourselves in the final stretch. Come to think of it, there is now less than a year remaining.  It has not been too difficult, right? We can attribute a lot to G.O himself who, even though serving, has been ever thoughtful with his quiet and tactful ways of communicating survival reports. I have thought about this day often because I knew this was going to be the day I would officially announce and invite one of G.O’s devoted fans to travel to Seoul to welcome him back. I have pondered over who I would ask and equally contemplated how I could make the adventure special and memorable.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 365

When this day is done, when this twenty-four hours of this 365th day of G.O’s service is complete, he will officially have one year remaining in the ROK Army. I am excited but I am trying to keep a lid on the emotions because well, there are still 365 days to go. If this last half moves nearly as quickly as the first half, we will all blink and G.O will be retiring the camo wear! However, he does wear camo well. Indeed. Therefore, for our G.O One Shot day today, I will share the lovely photographs that came out of the KATC [Korea Army Training Center] during G.O’s time at training camp.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 362

When we least expect it, G.O launches a selca attack and frenzy ensues. Because his military time is being satisfied via public service, G.O is given a little more flexibility in how and when he can utilize social media. He has been incredibly tactful and discreet while still finding ways to connect and issue what we like to call, survival reports. He gave us an earth-shattering one back on 4 February and here on Day 362 of his service, I share it with you.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 350

I suppose it is rather obvious that I have been having deep (and perhaps emotional) longing to travel back in time to the spring of 2014 when everything seemed to be wonderfully in place for both G.O in his independent pursuits on the musical stage, as well as with MBLAQ as they settled into promoting their 6th (and truly brilliant) mini album, Broken. I left Seoul in mid-April of that year after a lengthy stay, and therefore missed the impromptu meet & greet G.O held in the lobby of the Universal Arts Theater on 5 May 2014. I was momentarily disappointed when I learned of that meet & greet, but that dissipated quickly as I reminded myself how fortunate I was in any event to have experienced not only G.O’s amazing fan service, but his incredible performance in 서편제 [Seopyeonje]. It is Day 350 and seems like a great day to celebrate G.O’s Fabled Fan Service as he met with fans back on that sunny day in early May.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 344

There were many intense scenes played out on the musical stage during 서편제 [Seopyeonje]. The combative battle between stepfather and son during the argumentative 철없는 혈기 [Immature Passion] was particularly explosive. Imagine living day to day under the suffocating control of an abusive father, devastated by the loss of an adoring mother, and longing for the freedom to pursue a happier life. Watching G.O interpret the pain, confusion, and desperation of the tormented Dong Ho was simultaneously harrowing and magnificent; particularly so in the violent argument with an equally angered and volatile Yoo Bong.

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