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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 550

Sometimes I find simple delight in the shortest and perhaps more obscure moments of MBLAQ’s (and specifically G.O’s) past. As I have mentioned before, one of the best parts of doing this countdown series to help pass the days of G.O’s military service has been being able to go back and dig into the MBLAQ archives to remember the fun, the music, and the moments. Today I am digging into the J-Files because I want to share a brief moment from September 2012 when G.O turned choreographer to help teach MBLAQ’s Baby U! choreography to the host of the Japanese show, Hallyu Factory.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 511

It is the middle of the week so why not a little Fan-ART-astic fan art today? It is Day 511. Can you believe that in less than a month’s time, G.O will have under 200 days left to serve? Each day I feel the excitement growing. Seriously, sometimes I feel like I am five years old! It is probably that child-like wonder in me that really appreciates fan art. I know I have said this before, but if I could draw, my model of choice would be G.O. However, since I cannot, I will continue to ardently admire those who do. Today’s offering comes from the incredibly prolific Victoria Dmitrieva, also known as SakuTori.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 401

Quietly and gently today, I want to revisit the tender Still in Love. I remember being so excited about the release of this single back in February 2014 because I had just joined the fandom and I was getting to experience the release of new music from MBLAQ for the first time. True, it was not as exciting as the upcoming Broken promotions that followed, but for me it was very special in any event and I guess it kind of prepared me for the bigger stage and excitement of the group’s comeback. Plus, you have to remember, my attention by then was securely focused on G.O as I was preparing to travel to Seoul to see him for the very first time. When I listen to Still In Love, I am transported back to those early days of first discovery. Sigh….so special. Anyway, before I get too overly sentimental here (too late!), let’s travel to Osaka and a focused fan cam of G.O as the group performed this sweet ballad back on 13 March 2014. It is Fan-Camming Friday after all!

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 277

Yes, so I missed MBLAQ’s Japanese debut also. Sigh . . . It would have been a great way to celebrate my birthday month in May of 2011 as debuts bring all kinds of treasures. Those treasures manifest themselves in the form of a song, album, MV, live promotional appearances, even fan meets or fan signs. It would have been all kinds of birthday bliss. But alas, I arrived late. I still can relive the excitement though, right? MBLAQ debuted in Japan with Your Luv, a song I happen to think showcased G.O’s indelible voice and potent charm.  Continue reading


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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 220

Clearly I am feeling nostalgic remembering the early months of 2014. It is with good reason. I had just fallen hard for MBLAQ’s main vocal and with it, the discovery of an entirely new world. It was exciting and although I was arriving late to the G.O realm, I was arriving just in time for a new Japanese single, a comeback, and yes, those two very important and pivotal musical theater roles. Today, I just feel like being devastated by the overwhelmingly beautiful visuals and tender sounds of  MBLAQ’s Japanese single, Still In Love.

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