As a Thai fan, I have witnessed quite significant change since onepinetree has started posting translations from Si Woo’s blog.
When the news about the lawsuit first broke out, like fans in other countries, Thai fans were shocked and in disbelief. They just couldn’t understand the reason for Han Geng’s action………the one member of Super Junior who always seemed so happy with smile on his face every time they saw him.
Coupled with many rumors, especially the one about him wanting to start his solo career and wanting nothing to do with Super Junior, SJ fans started to question him while Thai GengFans were confused. Their love for him was being challenged.
As onepinetree’s translations started to spread in various Thai websites, fans finally realized what had been going on for years……what he had to endure..…and still always with that smile on his face.
I see a shift in attitude of fans……from not wanting him to leave Super Junior, from not understanding him and from developing bitter feelings toward him………..they now support him in whatever decision he makes and wish him brighter future. They have come to accept that he is fighting for the opportunity to pursue further growth in his career without suppression.
Also, the endurance of Chinese GengFans has been duly noted and much appreciated.
Below is a birthday tribute for Han Geng by a young Thai fans. It just shows the support I have mentioned above. (See below for translation)
Her wishes….starting at 0:07
#1 : May your smile be as bright….forever
#2 : May you laugh happily like before
#3 : Wishing you great health….please eat a lot and eat on-time
#4 : Hope you will come back soon
0:59 Miss you so much…..Chinese man
Lastly…. wishing you everlasting happiness…..be cheerful again…..older brother
We will stay by your side
Finally…..we love you….Han Geng oppa
1:45 on his picture….it says…..no matter how many times I have to choose…..I choose to LOVE you
2:04 We promise to protect your dream Han Geng oppa
Han Geng oppa….your smile brightens up the world
2:30 Thank you for all the wings supporting older brother
We promise to stay beside him forever
We love you
Han Geng oppa
I am glad and grateful for the “exposure”.
The change is not across the board obviously. There are some fans who want things to be the same……..as before the lawsuit. And they have the rights to do so……to wish for whatever makes them happy.
When onepinetree first started to share her translations, it was because Han Geng was being misunderstood and he was not in the position to explain himself. Now it seems like the translations have made positive impact whereby readers gain better understanding of him and support him.
With the point made, there will be no further translation of Si Woo’s blog.
Let us now move forward and concentrate on Han Geng himself as well as the love of his fans…….a much more interesting, inspiring and uplifting topic…….don’t you agree?
It is already almost half way through February. I cannot wait for March to come. Hopefully, there will some good news about the case. I long to see Han Geng back in action once again.