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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 73

헐 . . . I am not going to lie, it is getting really difficult to keep up with Donghun’s Instagram updates! I am not complaining as I do LOVE that he is updating so frequently. But. The difficult part is keeping things organized and timely for this countdown. So, Mr. Lee is certainly challenging my ability to maintain order here — but then, this challenge is worth the effort. Again, while I was sleeping and had Day 73 all wrapped up and ready to post, Donghun took to his Instagram account and gifted us an update.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 72

In Greek mythology, sirens were dangerous winged creatures that used their enchanting music and singing voices to lure sailors to shipwreck on the islands they inhabited. They were even know to charm the wind. Although throughout history, sirens were generally female, there were also male sirens. And I think that is the concept A.C.E chose when they released their 5th mini album, Siren:Dawn. Dangerous creatures who lure with their enchanting music and singing voices. Seems about right. For this 72nd day of Donghun’s military service, I offer a DH Selca Magic capture of the dangerous kind. Since sirens are inherently dangerous, why not let Donghun choose a little violence?

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 70

Here we are at Day 70 ~ wow! It is amazing how the days are flying by but even more amazing is that it is now December, the final month of the year, another year that probably had more ups than downs but still, I am thankful to be here to celebrate and to commemorate. Yes, it is Day 70, but this day holds special meaning for me. You see, it is my Choice-versary. Today I celebrate two years with A.C.E having on this day, two years ago, saw them live for the first time along with getting a VIP hi touch following the show. I entered the venue knowing nothing about A.C.E, and left a full-fledged Choice. It was fantastic. Coupled with that December 1, 2019 show was the ushering in of the holiday season. A.C.E embraced the season that evening. To celebrate my Choice-versary, I will share one of my very own videos from the show: Donghun’s jazzy rendition of Winter Wonderland.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 69

It’s time for another little slice of a day in the life of Donghun as shown via the A.C.E Vlog series. If you recall, back on Day 56 we tagged along with Donghun while he traveled to Hongdae to get his nose pierced. Today, we will follow him as he pays a visit to his furry little niece, Hae.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 68

Our Choice cups continue to runneth over! I went to sleep, woke up to find that our thoughtful Mr. Lee took to his Instagram account for a second day in a row, serving up a fresh new seven shots all of himself save one. I wonder if he will continue this update method going forward; you know, lucky number seven? It is overwhelming to be sure, but I am not complaining. In fact, it almost feels like he is not away as he is staying very much with us in these early days of his service.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 67

This past week here in the United States we celebrated our Thanksgiving holiday. A time throughout history to give thanks for one’s blessings and also to enjoy a feast to celebrate a harvest. For me, I am giving additional thanks to Mr. Lee for bombarding us with a myriad of IG updates. Although this does appear to be somewhat of a shallow offering of thanks, I am equally thankful that Donghun seems to have settled into this public service duties insofar as to pause and miss his Choice.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 66

Back on Day 17, we had a taste of The Tao of Donghun by way of an A.C.E Diary clip. Donghun imparted some thoughtful wisdom to a fan who was self-doubting her decision to join a dance club after entering university. In his gentle and wise way, Donghun encouraged the fan to continue doing what she loved: dance. Moreover, he reminded her to not let anyone decide her value, her ability, her motivation or dreams except herself. He was so encouraging and knew a thing or two about feeling less than adequate when it comes to dancing because it was something that he himself began to learn late in his idol career. In the segment for today, he takes on the question of how to deal with moments of inactivity, malaise or, as the fan writes, No Fun Period. This one is particularly cute and Donghun again has some thoughtful words of encouragement and wisdom to impart. Let’s have a look and listen.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 65

Donghun proves time and time again how much of a skilled vocalist he is both in A.C.E and individually. Another facet of his vocal prowess is showcased in duets. His work with Sonnet is gorgeous (you will recall both Shallow and Little Do You Know). But, I particularly enjoy when he pairs up with one of his A.C.E brothers. So, how about another Vocal Magic moment? Oh yes . . . let’s check out the time our two elders (the ’93 liners) paired up to cover d.ear and NCT Jaehyun’s melodic ballad, Try Again.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 64

When I sat down to write this post I was feeling a bit broody and introspective. And the background music whirling in my head was playing an old song from the late 1940’s, a classic tune that became a huge hit and synonymous with balladeer, Nat King Cole. The song is called Nature Boy and you may or may not be familiar, but it made me want to try and find a selca Donghun took while in nature or with some kind of nature back drop. Most of the pictures I found were taken of him and not necessarily by him. But I found something that will work.

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