The inevitable has arrived ... Rain has finally enlisted for his official military duties. I have mixed feelings. One part of me is relieved that he has finally entered the camp. He has delayed his enlistment for far too long that if this was again delayed, someone might just drag him there one day, which would be a huge blow to his image not to mention the criticisms he'll receive from the Korean populace. The other part of me, however, is kinda sad of course, since he'll be sorta out of the limelight for a time. I say "sorta" because I know for sure, the Armed Forces won't let this opportunity pass of them having a World Star in their midst. Case in point = Hyun Bin.
I wasn't able to watch the news earlier so I dunno what transpired prior his entrance into the camp and how many fans were able to send him off. I read from several articles in the internet though that it was covered live by several news programs, him being the second to have it after Hyun Bin. Judging from how this event was given that much coverage, I won't be surprised if Korea will suddenly have an "army ad" with him as the main ambassador. Not that I would mind though, coz that will be an opportunity for us fans to catch a glimpse of him while he's inside. So, it's not gonna be a straight "no Rain for the next 21 months" thing then. Sounds promising right?
Honestly, I haven't shed a tear eversince the date of his enlistment was confirmed. Why? Because I knew this was coming. Yes, I was sad and I even had a sudden Rain mode last night as well as now, as I'm writing this entry, but I don't wanna go all emotional and bawl my eyes out. I guess I'm not on that level anymore ...err.. is this a sign that I'm getting old? ^^ Naah, I'm just being realistic and pragmatic about things.
One thing bothers me though. What's awaiting him when he finishes his military service? Will he get married by then ... if he hasn't yet? :-) Will he still be The World Star that he is today? I have high hopes for the affirmative on these. Let's wait and see people. For the meantime, I just wanna wish him good health and safety for the next 21 months. Till then JiHun!!!
- Current Mood: sad