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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 24

I think it is safe to conclude that when A.C.E decides to hit the streets for a busking event, it doubles as a free fan meeting. There are no minimum requirements to attend, just mark the date and time on your calendar and show up for the show. The takeaway is an afternoon (or evening) filled with memories of an impromptu performance. Such was the case at the Han River back on November 23, 2019, when fans were treated with some extraordinarily cute moments of a very handsome Donghun in blue suit and tie, flashing his gorgeous smile (eye smiles included) and his customary fabulous vocals.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 22

It’s a good thing there were five doctors in the house for A.C.E’s July 12, 2019 fan sign at Arc.N.Book Bookstore in Seoul because I am sure there were multiple cases of racing heartbeats and uncontrollable heart flutter in the building that day. Paging Dr. Lee, Dr. Park, Drs. Kim and Dr. Kang! Seriously, what a cute concept, even when coupled with the explosive choreography of Under Cover, which is my Hunnie Cam offering today. Bring your smelling salts…hehe.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 21

How about today we go for a Vocal Magic moment that served as a vocal warm up prior to an actual recording? Instead of breath work, vocal runs or other vocal exercises to prepare the voice to sing, Donghun warms up with Sam Smith’s Too Good at Goodbyes and gives us a lovely vocal magic moment in time.

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[Musings] MCND On My Mind

Okay, so here’s what happened. Back in late August there was a live streaming musical festival that featured Asian artists from all over the world. Known as The Joy Ruckus Club, this would be the 4th annual festival of its kind, and as we were still in the midst of COVID (and unfortunately still are), the fest would take place online. Artists performed live sets from various locales including small venues with small audiences, to the artists’ own living rooms. It was a full ten day festival and was broadcast from places like New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the US, and of course, South Korea. Part of the festival included a K-pop segment called K-pop Superfest-New Beginnings. I bought a ticket and on August 28, 2021, I was officially introduced to MCND.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 20

Oh it’s that time again. Yes, it is time to let Donghun set the mic aside and lace up his dancing shoes. I know I have mentioned (maybe even over-mentioned) the fact that all five members of A.C.E are powerful dancers. I absolutely love watching all five of them in dance mode but will admit to having an extra special soft spot for Donghun. For a boy who just wanted to sing, he certainly proved that he is a man who excels at both. Today’s dance break travels back in time to March of 2020 with the group’s Japanese comeback. I know, I know, I have not even mentioned or talked about A.C.E’s Japanese debut, but I am sure I will have something to say about that at some point during this countdown. As is evident that this countdown is more of a counting toward as opposed to counting back (or down),  it is clear that my sense of time in and of itself is a little out of whack. Anyway, A.C.E released a non-album single, My Lover, for their Japanese comeback, and were most likely preparing for potential in-person fan meets or concerts as they choreographed the song and it was definitely stage ready.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 19

I guess I should probably mention that the DH One Shot sub-series will rotate in about every eight days. With 638 days to cover, I have to plan out posts ahead of time so I stay on schedule. The one shots help. They also make for quick and easy Donghun appreciation posts. Today a fan capture.

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Waiting for Donghun ~ Day 17

Content. Seriously, thank goodness groups put in place a variety of content well before we basically all had to go remote. Even with a robust selection of variety programs (on both television and the radio where we can enjoy seeing our favorites in various environments), K-pop groups expand that even further by way of V-Live and YouTube channels where they can create a variety of programming exclusive to themselves. From day-in-the-life vlogs to behind the scenes offerings, A.C.E serves up a variety of enjoyable content which included one of my fave video series of theirs, the A.C.E Diary.

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Waiting for Donghun ~ Day 16

I can conceivably consider every one of these countdown posts an ‘art break’ because I basically consider Donghun a work of art all unto himself, and a multi-faceted one at that. However, DH Fan-Artastic is all about those who are inspired to draw, sketch or paint Donghun’s image capturing a moment that could encompass an element of his personality, a mood or how he was particularly styled for a comeback. Ah, yes, the comeback concept. A.C.E has had some truly remarkable and memorable ones. I admit I am kind of stuck in the Siren:Dawn era and that is where our fan art lands today.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 15

Getting to know Donghun and learning about his artistic journey is one of the best parts of doing an extensive blog series like this countdown. If you know me or have been around the blog for some time, you probably know I am a research nerd. Even though I went into the legal field as a profession, I still have thoughts about being in some kind of research-oriented job. I guess in some small way I am feeding that desire here as I learn and write about some of my favorite groups and artists. So, where did it begin for our sweet main vocal?

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 14

I think I will be arguing throughout this entire countdown that even though Donghun is not a  named main dancer in A.C.E, he is still a main dancer. Truth be told all five members of A.C.E are main dancers. In the blogosphere we can find a lot of conjecture, but I can say that when it comes to A.C.E and dancing, I am delivering truth. So in my initial DH Dance Break post, we got a taste of Donghun grooving with Wow. In this one, he brings a little Latin spice to the floor with Byeongkwan.

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