I think it is safe to say that when A.C.E’s leader Junhee went into the Army back on February 7th, I fell into a bit of a K-pop malaise. With three members off to serve their country and a fourth (Byeongkwan) scheduled to go this month, I was really feeling the sting of this hiatus. Perhaps it is because individually as well as collectively, A.C.E has always been a strong presence in my K-pop realm. From a purely fan service perspective, they were there, every day – and, especially Jun. A day did not go by without him updating. I am honestly missing him more than I am missing Donghun..but, shhhhh, don’t tell DH!! I started to wonder if maybe I was hitting my K-pop fangirl expiration date. And then news of CIX having their first US tour, AND coming to my city, was announced. I have to say, I felt the shift, the squee as it were, and realized that I still have a whole lot of fangirl left in me! If you are not familiar with CIX, I hope I can persuade you to have a look and listen . . . and perhaps if they are coming to a city near you, coax you to go out and support this incredibly talented quintet.
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Waiting For Donghun ~ Celebrating Under 500 Days!
Well, well, well, another milestone achieved and I missed posting it on the actual day . . . my bad!! 😞 Hopefully this faux pas is forgiven. That said, Donghun officially has under 500 days remaining in his service. Yay!! Let’s celebrate with a DH Dance Break, shall we? Okay . . . how about we do it with A.C.E’s last comeback, the energetic Changer? Sounds good to me! So buoyant and fun, Changer is the perfect mood for any celebration!
Waiting For Donghun ~ Happy New Year! (Day 101)
Happy New Year!! It is 2022 ~ can you believe it?! The start of a new year is indeed special. New beginnings with new goals, new hopes and new dreams. And for those of counting down the days to a military discharge, well, the ushering in of a new year means we are that much closer to having our favorite artists who are currently serving return to their adoring fans.
Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year filled with happiness each and every day!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
[Don’t forget to follow Donghun on Instagram ~~> bldhue]
Next Waiting For Donghun update: Day 132 ~ Lunar New Year
Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 100
Woo hoo!!!! On this, the final day of 2021, we get to celebrate a couple of things. First, the end of a rough and tumble year, to be sure. The end also marks a new beginning. Let’s hope for a better, brighter, happier and healthier new year. Next, it is also maknae Chan’s birthday – yes, that cheeky Chan is a New Year’s Eve baby. And finally . . . Donghun completes 100 days of his mandatory military service! Did the first hundred fly by for you? Well, hang in there Choice . . . in just 112 short days, Donghun will have completed one third of his service. Glass half full, folks ~ glass half full!
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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 99
Are you ready for something a little dramatic? Everything about the Siren:Dawn era felt dramatic, the bulk of which were the tantalizing teasers. I found myself hitting that ‘Save Photo’ button more times than I care to admit. The upside to that is that I have amassed a robust collection of potential DH One Shots to share along this countdown journey. Today another hypnotic offering of our main vocal siren. It is dramatic and visually spectacular which kind of comes part and parcel with Donghun.
Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 98
Okay, first let me collect myself over seeing Donghun in Paris. One of my favorite vocalists in one of my favorite cities. That’s a double bonus! Ok, now that that is out of the way, time to get Day 98 on the books as perhaps one of the more frivolous posts you will see during this countdown. But, I thought it a decent subject to broach even if it is outside of the Donghun’s vocalist realm. It is not, however, out of his fashion and style realm. There was a time when Donghun was updating A.C.E social media accounts with what he called Daily Dong Dong and it was basically him sharing his OOTD (Outfit Of The Day). So cute! Honing one’s fashion sense as a celebrity comes part and parcel with the job and Donghun understands the assignment. For this Dong Dong fashion sense post, I am going to focus on hats and headwear. Be it beanie or beret, bucket or baseball, Donghun wears them all well.
Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 97
I don’t think we have had an occasion to discuss the opening track of A.C.E’s HJZM:The Butterfly Phantasy yet, have we? Well, I guess this DH Dance Break is as good time as any to talk about the bombastic and tantalizing Golden Goose. It’s one of those songs that slaps you around in a good way and the choreography, menacingly sexy.
On My Playlist ~ Home Alone [Luminous]
Lately I have been turning my attention to lesser known, under-appreciated and/or rookie groups (especially those who debuted during COVID) and taking a break from big name comebacks – all bets are off however if GOT7 releases something new collectively as a group. I feel like staying on this vacay from the big agency groups while continuing to dive into the unknown or, little known, just getting started and/or underrated K-pop pool of groups – of which their are many. The newly debuted Luminous falls into that category nicely and are worth a look and listen.
Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 96
I must be in a whimsical and romantic mood because I felt like a boyfriend vibe DH selca for today. Inasmuch as many DH selcas can safely fall into that category, I am trying to create as an eclectic blend as possible. You know, the deadly selcas, the playful selcas, the introspective selcas, etc. Those can all serve as sub-categories of the BF selca to be sure, but there are definitely those captures that feel more boyfriend than others. Such is the case today with our sweet main vocal who may have been caught in the rain or even some blistering sun. Either way, would you care to share his umbrella?
Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 95
I honestly did not realize how much of a K-pop bubble I have been living in until I came across this Hunnie Cam offering which is a focused fan cam of Donghun taken during an A.C.E fan sign back in November 2019. The sheltered K-pop bubble thought became abundantly clear when I realized that I only recognized/knew three of the eight songs of the dance medley A.C.E performed at the fan sign. Yes folks, I have never heard a BTS song . . . and there are three featured in the dance medley. What can I say other than I am probably the only K-pop fan in modern history that has not been wooed, wowed or caught up in the BTS maelstrom. I have always preferred to walk to the beat of my own drum, but this is probably unprecedented!