March 31, 2015 - D-Day
I can't believe that it'll be tomorrow. Our beloved Kim Jaejoong will finally be enlisting tomorrow. He just held the his last concert last night in Seoul, and based on reports and talks from fans around the web, it seems like it was an emotional and endearing event. Especially for Jaejoong. He seems especially concerned about leaving his fans for 2 years. His has this fear of being forgotten. Some people might not understand his fear and insecurity. But for people who are aware of his story (that of DBSK/TVXQ and JYJ), especially Cassiopeia, they fully understand where his coming from.
As a fan (albeit a newly minted one, been a fan for almost a year now), I am quite aware of the tremendous love and support that Jaejoong has (TVXQ! and JYJ are not to be trifled with, especially Cassiopeia and BigEast). But no matter how apparent that is, it's perfectly natural that he's worried if his fans will still be there when he returns from military after 2 years. I am sure that his fans will still be there. Although it's possible that the number will be less than it currently is. Some people's liking are fleeting after all. But I'm pretty sure he'll have no trouble winning them back. Jaejoong is one of kind after all. His one irresistible fucker.
On the brighter note, he did say that he will still be releasing new music while in military. YES!! Good news for us fans. I truly love his artistry. The thing is, I didn't become Jaejoong's fan due to his undeniable good looks. It certainly helped me notice him, that's for sure. But when I become a fan after I heard one of his songs. I was enamoured. I got hooked. His voice is just, ugh! Eargasmic. Through him, I started discovering TVXQ (OT5 and Homin era) and JYJ. I discovered the genuine talents of the Rising Gods of the East.
I already heard about them and the lawsuit from one of my classmates who happens to be a true blue OT5 Cassiopeia. I heard a bit about their story in my last year in college. But I didn't quite pay any attention. I was a bit curious, but my interest wasn't piqued to the extent that I researched everything for myself. I slowly got interested about them after I become a fan of Kim Heechul. How I become his fan is another story, this post is about Jaejoong after all.
Anyway, I wasn't even exactly a fan of K-Pop. Back then, I was baffled by its immense popularity in my country. I was still in the early stages of someone who is genuinely discovering K-Music. It was a few months after I first heard about them did I actually researched about them. And I liked what I found, read, heard, and seen. But the divide was especially heartbreaking. But hey, as what the OT5 and YunJae fans say, AKTF! Always keep the faith. It's a mantra tattooed on Jaejoong's chest. One of his many beautiful tattoos. If he feels insecure, I just hope that he remembers that tattoo of his. It'll help him to stay positive and hopeful towards the future. It should be the same for us, his fans too.
I hope Jaejoong stays positive. I hope that he has spent his time with his family and friends. I hope that the 4/5 of the Rising Gods of the East were able to comfort him and gave him their support. And yes, I am one of those OT5 fans obviously. One of those fans who believe that DB5K are in contact, are seeing each other, and are still brothers (or lovers in YunJae's case, or maybe not). There is a reason why they cannot be seen together or directly address each other in public as of now. Whatever the reason maybe, let's just hope it will not be a reason anymore in the near future.
Gawds, this post is all over the place. Sheesh. I don't usually write like this. I'm out of practice. Oh well, KIM JAEJOONG FIGHTING! DBSK/TVXQ! FIGHTING! JYJ FIGHTING! HOMIN FIGHTING!
Oh, let's not forget myself. ANGEL FIGHTING! Sigh, I need to post more in this journal.