It has been a long time since I have shared any kind of fan cam of a press-oriented nature. So why not today, this second-to-last Fan-Camming Friday of the countdown? From the 2012 Asia Model Festival Awards, G.O and his MBLAQ brothers spent some time at the photo wall being captured in all of their handsome glory. With G.O’s russet locks pushed up off of his forehead he was a shimmering vision in black that evening and fortunately for us, there is some cam that captured that vision.
October 15, 2017 marks MBLAQ’s 8th anniversary. Yes, eight years ago today MBLAQ debuted and revealed to Korean popular music and fans around the world, a versatile group with talent, vision and a stockpile of charisma. At their zenith as five, they were powerhouses on the stage, and were the kings of variety brimming with comedic timing and a natural ability to charm not only the many show hosts, MCs and DJs they met, but colleagues and fans alike. Yes, there have been highs and there have been lows, but they are still standing intact as three, as talented and charismatic as ever. I celebrate their love, friendship and unity, not only today, but every day.
I admit there are some residual feels lingering from Day 592, watching the playful antics of G.O and Mir together. There is something sweet and special about their brotherhood. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that they are both water signs or that they are both the baby brothers in their respective families. Then again, maybe it is something far simpler. Maybe they love and respect each other as friends, colleagues . . . brothers. My G.O One Shot today honors a little of that bromantical brotherhood in a couple of very sweet and darling captures of the two very charming baby brothers.
Happy Friday and welcome to September! Time continues to move quickly as we inch towards G.O’s military discharge. It is Day 562 and the excitement continues to build for his return. Today, I opt for a short and sweet cam moment from G.O and Mir’s Koica Dream days in Peru. Just a little love for this Fan-Camming Friday.
Don’t you just love the G.OMir dynamic? It has to be one of the most playful inter-group relationships in popular music (Korean or otherwise) today. I really have no foundation on which to build that statement as I have no idea what the dynamics are in other groups since I follow none other than MBLAQ; but I think theirs would a standard by which I could measure all others. I am so ferociously biased, aren’t I? Bottom line with MBLAQ though (in my opinion) is that G.O is the special ingredient in the mix that always brings the playful out in others. Pairing G.O with the equally playful Mir as disc jockeys in charge of a radio studio lays the groundwork for good entertainment, albeit wrapped in mischief.
I am not going to lie. I can pair (ship), whatever you want to call it, G.O with anyone and find something interesting or special about the dynamic. Apart from his actual family members however, I would be hard-pressed to find a relationship as special or delightful as that which G.O has with MBLAQ’s maknae, Mir.
So . . . I gave France three days to respond and it seems there were no takers for a free copy of Mirror. As I said, I had no idea how this event would play out, but I am not defeated quite yet. My rule book reads, if the first one view/one visitor forfeits his/her win, I must move to the next one view/one visitor country on the list for 8 December, and again make the offer. Let’s see if I will be successful this time!
The stats are in and so it begins! It occurred to me that there is really no way I can confirm the identity of the one view/one visitor. If a friend of the blog sees that their country is listed as the first one view/one visitor, they can easily contact me and say they are the one and I really cannot refute it, right? So a bit of a change in the event rules as it comes down to basically awarding the country and not necessarily the visitor. This little update and bend in the rules creates a more interesting contest now!!^^ If your country is listed as the first one view/one visitor, it will come down to who contacts me first. If you are the first to tweet me at @micheledemarco ~~>”(name of country) loves #MBLAQ #OneMirrorAMonth” then you become the proud owner of one copy of MBLAQ’s Mirror. The only caveat is that if you respond, you have to be from and physically living in the one view/one visitor winning country. Let’s begin!
For some time now I have been wondering what I should do with my surplus copies of MBLAQ’s 8th mini album Mirror. I have already given quite a few away, and I even donated a bunch (in G.O’s name) to a non-profit organization here in the US that teaches music to underprivileged children. Still, I have quite a few copies left. So an idea came to me today. I am not sure how well it work, but it is the holidays so I thought I would propose an event and see how it goes.