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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 40

Another short post for a celebratory day. First, we are beginning a new month ~ welcome November! Next, we are at Day 40 ~ woo hoo! Finally, a milestone marker that we are officially under 600 days remaining in Donghun’s military service!!! Feels like we are taking baby steps towards discharge, but I promise time will indeed move swiftly. For the record, I will celebrate every milestone marker (big or small) along the way. I’m sentimental like that.

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Under 600 equals well under two years. If you look at it that way, it does not seem as bad . . . right?! If there is one thing I learned about countdowns, every small victory (or in this case, every day crossed off) counts!

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 1

Woah. Well, I guess this is serious. I never thought I would attempt another countdown series here on the blog after that 730 day blogging journey I took when my beloved G.O went off to complete his military duty back in 2016. When I hit the publish button back on February 16, 2018 and posted the final blog entry for The Soulful Countdown, I felt accomplished. At the same time, I wondered if I would ever be encouraged or better yet, inspired, to try something like that again. Fast forward to September 2021 and here I am ready to give it another go for the next 21 (or so) months. Seems main vocal Lee Donghun of A.C.E has worked some magic on my fangirl heart. Hmmm . . . and so begins Donghun’s first day of service to his country, and my countdown to discharge, Waiting for Donghun.

Wish me luck!!

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[Image cr. A.C.E Official Twitter]


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[News] SHINee’s Taemin Announces Military Enlistment Date

It was after all, a matter of time. But somehow it hit a little harder than I expected. Maybe it because I feel as if I have only just begun learning about and appreciating him and now, SHINee’s indelible, cheeky and ever so talented maknae Lee Taemin will soon be heading off on an 18 month military hiatus. In a 45 minute VLive broadcast Monday, April 19, an emotional and tearful Taemin announced that he would be heading to military training camp on May 31. 😢ㅠㅠㅠ…

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[News] Winner’s Lee Seunghoon Begins Military Service

I am a little late in posting news of Winner’s Lee Seunghoon’s enlistment on April 16, 2020 but part of me is still trying to wrap my brain around the fact that 50% of my beloved Winner is now enlisted. Fans knew it was inevitable but as with Jinu, news of Hoony also going still came as a shock.

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[News] Winner’s Kim Jinwoo Begins Military Service

It is never easy to say good-bye to our favorite Korean entertainers when they leave to complete mandatory military service, even when we know it is temporary. Winner’s Jinu left for training camp on 2 April and for some reason, it was a lot more emotional than I expected.

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