I have to be honest. I am finding it increasingly difficult to calm my excitement and focus now that we are less than 100 days from discharge, especially after G.O’s recent chat with his G.Oddesses on 7 November. So many thoughts and emotions are crowding my brain, and my heart. Sometimes it is overwhelming. I find myself wondering about G.O’s future. And as much as I have been enjoying these past 639 days reminiscing, I am very ready for the next movement in the concerto of G.O’s life and career. Celebrating him each day has been the highlight of my last (almost) two years and will only be bested by the opportunity to be able to experience all of the new and exciting music, events and activities yet to come. But as we still have some time, I will pull the proverbial reins in on myself, and steer this countdown carriage back to 11 October 2013 for some focused Smoky Girl cam of the ever debonair and disarmingly handsome G.O during MBLAQ’s performance at the IEF Seongnam International Game Festival Opening Ceremony.
We have all felt the surge of excitement when starting something for the first time. A new job. A new relationship. And I suspect for fledgling idols in the making, the same holds true when they debut. I am sure it takes some adjusting. But, approaching everything with gratitude and humor helps. Lately, I have been feeling extremely nostalgic most likely due to Seungho enlisting and having all three members of MBLAQ currently serving out their military duties. Even though G.O has a little over three months remaining, and Mir around nine, the reality is that all three are away. As such, I find myself looking to MBLAQ moments that are filled with levity and laughs. So today a look back at some backstage antics from the MTV M Show. Way, way back that is . . . 8 December 2009.
Any fan who has had the opportunity to meet his or her bias in person all walk away with amazing and adventurous stories to tell to be sure. Those moments become committed and embedded to memory, probably for a lifetime. And yes, those moments are often relived over and over. It is natural and understandable. I would have to guess that over the course of his ten plus years of fan appreciation, G.O has left many hearts marked with memories of his sweet and gracious fan service. I recently came across an early fan account and thought it would serve as a wonderful example of G.O’s Fabled Fan Service.
I have only two problems with my Vocal Virtuosity selection for today and they are: (1) it is not the full song and (2) the entertainment news reporter had the gall to talk over the pure angelic vocals of our gentle troubadour. Brief and interfered with it as it may be, it is perhaps the only live recording (that I have come across anyway) of G.O singing one of his two solo songs from the magnificent Ty Project No. 1 album, 내가 아니라도 [Even Though It’s Not Me]. Pure heaven nonetheless.
There are some days when a One Shot turns into a three shot because the moderator and author here (me) has no self control or, in her defense, cannot with good conscience decide upon whether one picture is better than the other in a series. This is one of those days. So today, I will not allow her to choose and let her offer three gorgeous captures from the May 2011 Japanese KBS World Guide as seen through the lens of Love Letter Studio’s Han Seung Hoon.
Wow…and double wow! G.O discovered Instagram Live and none of us will be the same again! Yes, late, late Saturday night, 11 November (and into the wee hours of Sunday), G.O all cozied up in his recording studio, hit the IG “Live” and for a little over six and a half minutes, shared some time with his followers. I had a feeling he would begin amping things up now that he has less than 100 days of service remaining, but I wasn’t expecting this!
Today’s Fan-ART-astic moment comes courtesy of one my fave fan art artists, Woorugo. I did not realize Woorugo created a rendition of G.O from his appearance on King of Mask Singer so when I first saw it, I was floored and flooded with emotion. Then again, Woorugo’s art always hits me straight in the heart.