It’s Wednesday and sometimes the middle of the week requires a pick-me-up to push us over the hump and into the back end of the week so that the stretch towards the weekend seems less distant. Come Wednesday, I am aching for the final days of the work week to arrive quickly so I can enjoy the freedom and relaxation of the weekend. Also, as each week completes, we get closer to discharge. Believe it or not, the finish line is closer than you think! To give this Wednesday a bit of a push, I thought we could collectively join G.O in a nine second dance break.
Maybe because it is spring that I have been honing in on G.O’s sexiness as of late. I mean, he has always been sexy in my opinion and I have not shied away from stating that fact here ~ and quite often. But lately it seems to be getting mentioned frequently in my Countdown posts. Hehehehe….I suppose as spring continues to bloom making way for steamy summer, I will be compelled to share G.O’s special kind of sexy. Most of the time, it is quiet and sneaks up on you. Sometimes though, it is full on blatant. That kind, (the second kind) is quite prevalent in my G.O One Shot offering for today.
There is just something about 열쇠 [Key]. It seems to be one of those songs that digs deep into G.O and takes ahold of every fiber of emotion welling inside of him. From the Broken promotions to the final performances of the song into late 2014, you see it in his eyes when he sings it and without question, hear it in his voice. 열쇠 [Key] is a somber song filled with pleas to help ease the pain of a broken or closed heart and probably has one of the most poetic and touching choruses of any of MBLAQ’s songs. And yes, G.O is the commander of that chorus. Today’s Fan-Camming Friday moment is a G.O- focused cam taken during the performance of the lyrically beautiful 열쇠 [Key] at MBLAQ’s July 2014 Summer Vacation in Tokyo.
Getting to see G.O perform in his family’s hometown on MBLAQ’s second anniversary seems . . . I don’t know, kind of romantic, doesn’t it? Well that is what fans got on 15 October 2011 when MBLAQ performed at the Gimhae Lifelong Learning Festival. G.O, stunning in red, on his home turf and throwing some intense glances into a very dedicated fan-cam during MBLAQ’s performance of Mona Lisa is a perfect choice for Day 265 of G.O’s service. Oh…and I seem to be losing track of my own fan-cam day rules, but I am sure you don’t mind. The more focused cams on G.O, the better, right?
I had to check the news archives for Sunday, 28 August 2011, because I was convinced there was some kind of seismic event or change in the atmosphere with the level of sexy that was exploding from the Guro Gyeonnggi Public Broadcast stage that day. I am usually not at a loss for words when I write about G.O, but for this lovely Friday . . . two days before G.O’s 30th birthday, and the 261st day of his service, I will simply let him mesmerize us with movement captured and edited with sweet precision by letsgoinho.
Inasmuch as writing about G.O has become a necessary habit, I did not anticipate the well of emotion that I would experience while doing so while being in Seoul. I tried very hard to have as many posts ready to publish prior to my arrival, but I have to be honest, I am kind of happy I get to write while here in Seoul. While it is not adding any new dimension to how I write (or what I write for that matter), I do feel different while doing so. It is 17 October 2016, my 13th day in Seoul, and G.O’s 243rd day of service. No, I have not seen him but just being in the same city (and time zone) makes me pretty happy! Today, I honor composer G.O by ruminating on the heartbreaking 기도 [Prayer] from Love Beat.
For Day 170 of G.O’s military service I am going to focus on the windows of his soul and ask, if your MBLAQ bias held eye contact with you (and/or your camera) for the bulk of 전쟁이야 [This Is War], do you think you would walk away from the experience feeling somewhat changed? Undone perhaps?
I think this is becoming commonplace for me….I see my bias and something happens. My world gets gently rocked. My mind goes into a flux. I grasp to find balance and try to remain coherent. The thought of putting together a couple of sentences to verbalize (and of course memorialize) the experience escapes me for at least a good month, sometimes longer. Such is the case here, again.
This could be problematic. The further from the experience I get, the possibility of remembering becomes an issue, especially at my age. However, when it comes to the gentle G.O, the one who has unceremoniously laid claim to my heart, those experiences I have involving him tend to leave their mark. Those moments are pretty much imprinted and branded into the memory of that heart, and I am forever scarred. You see, heart memory is strong and true. Like any muscle, it remembers. Therefore, I have faith I will be able to share with you at lease some of those moments I had in his presence this past June when I attended the shows at Omiya Sonic City in Japan.
Our heart controls our inner most emotions, allowing us to be forthright, dynamic, and sometimes impulsive.
It was to be just another appearance by MBLAQ. One of those appearances where they chat a little, sing a little, then call it a night. However, the seemingly ordinary evening of October 2nd at the Hwangryeong Festival in Busan turned out to be anything but ordinary. The air seemed heavy. The mood heavier, and something simply did not feel right.