It’s official!!! Donghun has under 100 days remaining in his military service! Since it has been a minute since our last DH Fan-artastic offering, I decided it would be nice to showcase a little Donghun fan art for this countdown day. German artist, Quilianna created a wonderful rendition of DH sipping a glass of wine a la the Under Cover era, and it is simply intoxicating.
Oh my goodness gracious Mr. Lee Donghun is officially 30 years old!!!!! Now I know by some K-pop standards and to some K-pop fans, that pushes him right into ahjeossi-land. But when you are a mature K-pop fan such as yours truly, dirty thirty is prime! Oh, and let me be clear: when I say mature, I mean senior citizen halmoeni-esque mature! So, how shall we celebrate such a momentous occasion on Day 524 and Donghun’s 30th revolution around the sun?! How about an explosion of DH fan cams? It’s his special day, so why not? Let’s go!
It is the 500th day of Donghun’s military service!! 5-0-0! Amazing, right? The end of his service is a mere 138 days away ~ we are truly almost there! I don’t know if you would agree, but these 500 days have actually moved rather quickly. Of course for those yearning for all of our A.C.E men to return, I know, I know ~ it’s draaaagggging!! Anyway, for this special marker, I felt like traveling back to 2019 and the Savage era. This was actually the era where I became an official Choice and it was during this era where I first saw A.C.E live on stage in my city! So both the era and the song itself hold special meaning for me personally. That said, A.C.E turned things up a notch with Savage, served up some formidable violence, and our Dong Dong was there every step of the way full of swag, attitude and fire.
새해 복 많이 받으세요!! Welcome to the Year of the Water Rabbit! Here we are ushering in yet another Lunar New Year with our resident Water Rooster, Donghun! I wonder if the water element will work some kind of special magic for Donghun. Well, for one, he has a mere 152 days remaining in his service and 2023 will see 4/5 of A.C.E sprung from military duties so all-in-all it is already shaping up to be a pretty good year, right?
Wow…when we began this journey it was the year 2021 and here we are embarking upon yet another new year – but this time we are so much closer to Donghun’s discharge so the celebration feels all that much more festive! We are nearing the home stretch of our ethereal main vocal’s service as discharge is less than six months away, and time is moving rapidly (although for some of you I am sure it drags as you wait for DH to return).
Well my lovelies, at least we can say that with this new year, DH is really coming back! And listen, we will also get Wow, Junhee and Byeongkwan back in 2023 as well, so we will literally have 4/5 of A.C.E back this year! 2023 is feeling quite promising, right?! Our baby sunshine Chan will be set free in February 2024. Anyway, I am getting ahead of myself. Let’s just focus on this very moment and the start of a new year!
I wish Donghun, his dear A.C.E brothers (omg, I cannot explain how much I miss them) and all of you a most healthy, happy and prosperous 2023.
✨Happy New Year!!!✨
Next Waiting For Donghun update: Day 487~ Happy Lunar New Year!
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Merry Christmas everyone!!! Our second Christmas celebration of the countdown and Donghun is now just a mere six months from discharge. I hope that the light at the end of the tunnel seems brighter as we slowly creep towards completion. But you know, baby steps right? We have a few more milestones to celebrate before we welcome Donghun back which include another birthday celebration in February. Yes, our main vocal will return to us two years older and all the more wiser, I am sure. If you have been following Donghun on Instagram, you will have noticed that he keeps readily in touch with his many updates and appears to be enjoying the hiatus. He looks healthy and happy! And, that is all we can wish for during this holiday season for him and always!
Merry, Merry Christmas!!
Next Waiting For Donghun update: Day 466~ Happy Donghun New Year!
[Don’t forget to follow Donghun on Instagram ~~> dhl2e]
Wow…..the long road continues to shorten! When we started this journey at 638 days and counting, getting into the 100’s seemed like a distant dream. True, time marches on without hesitation or break, but I think we all can agree that some days seem to just drag out longer than others. And that can be frustrating while waiting for an end point. The ‘are we there yet’ rings louder when we are so close and yet still so far. Hopefully, this little series has helped keep the journey somewhat entertaining. So what little tidbit do I have to share to celebrate Donghun having less than 200 days remaining in his service? Well. This one blew my mind. I did not know pre-debut Donghun shared the stage with my beloved GOT7. But HE DID! And, it was by way of a little mystery music game show called I Can See Your Voice [너의 목소리가 보여].
Day 400!! Can you see the light at the end of the tunnel yet? It seems to be getting brighter and brighter, right? For this milestone I thought we might enjoy some fan art. This Fan-Artastic selection comes to us all the way from Indonesia and I think it is so very, very cool. Putri Sabrina Ramadezky imagined Donghun in a playing card setting where she aptly drew him as the Ace of Hearts. What I absolutely love about her rendition is the medieval, Game of Thrones look she gave our regal main vocal.
YEAH!!! One year successfully completed!!! So, let’s have some fun. K-pop fans are genuinely spoiled. Having our favorite artists and groups simply singing, dancing and performing is already a lot. But our K-pop idols go several extra miles to entertain and connect with their fans. And A.C.E is no exception. And while we often get to see our fave idols making the variety show circuit, the exclusive content they create on their own is the proverbial icing on the cake. Take for example, A.C.E leader, Jun’s ridiculously entertaining Reaction Master.
Another milestone!! Yes, Donghun officially has under 300 days remaining in is his military service! Hoorah! These baby steps are adding up, aren’t they? For today, a Donghun Selca Magic moment. I feel like a selca from the Take Me Higher era and was a little inspired by a line from the song that read, ‘. . .the prettiest flower is always so far away.’ Yes, our pretty flower Donghun may seem far away, but discharge day is indeed getting closer. I love the Take Me Higher era even though maknae Chan (my confirmed bias wrecker who has, in all honesty, made the wreck complete ~ 🤷🏻♀️) did not participate in this comeback due to his promotions as a member of the temporary boy group, UNB. The Wonderland album was a reissue that included three single albums the group had previously released and Take Me Higher was the vibrant, colorful and energetic title track. During this era, Donghun was sporting short spiky hair that was for a time it was a brilliant neon orange color. For the selca today though, a little toned down version.