First impression never lasts…
First impression is not the last….
Now combine these two phrases….
First impression is not the last impression but long-lasting impression….!!
This phrase has been heard of over the times and it had become like a mantra for people over the world who are trying to impress strangers or acquaintances whom they had met for the first time, like meeting the future in-laws or girl/boyfriends or bosses and colleagues….you name it..it’s everywhere in the world !!
It can be planned or unplanned first impressions.
Planned first impressions are usually for those meetings like job interviews or on a first dates or business proposals..etc.
Unplanned first impressions are like those sudden encounters while one is doing one’s daily chores or routine..
First, one has to understand what is the meaning of impression..it can mean – 1…….An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience or encounter. 2. ….Influence or effect on the senses or the intellect.
This brings me to my topic today..Han Geng and his first impression on you as a fan, supporter or critic….?? Which one is your option, the #1 or #2 definition of impression.?
For me it’s the #1 ..an effect, a feeling, an image as the consequence /result of experience and encounter of him.
His first impression on me was that of his voice and sweet nature that is of being amiable and amicable…..and this impression has been long-lasting. It didn’t change in the short years that I’ve known him ….and I found out the source of his sweet nature..It’s because he is grateful and filial ..and this stems from the heart and it’s not just superficial..or fake.When one’s heart is grateful, it will naturally reflect on one’s personality on the outside..I also learned that HG accepted his “fortune” in life without complaining..and he challenged it to turn it around..by working hard and improving himself..He wasted no opportunity that was given to him.. He made full use of them be it small or big..! He was patient enough to wait for the right moment and time..come to think of it, I think he lives by this motto..what that is yours will be yours, nobody can take it from you..even if it has to go around the globe numerous times..call it fate or destiny if you will. I have noticed many times how he described himself..He doesn’t like arguments because he finds them a waste of time and energy…!He prefers to make full use of his time and use them wisely..!!He channels his energy in doing things which are beneficial to him and to others.
With that first impression of mine on Han Geng and the consecutive unveiling of his character and personality following the days after I first knew him has not changed one iota..! In fact it proved that I was right on my first impression on him..that it also affirms that Han Geng never planned to impress himself on people ; be it the first or the last impression !!….what you see is what you get..and that is Han Geng..!
The other definition on impression is that of influence on the senses or intellect..and this is what I would like to share. Below is a video clip of a MV that was done by a group of students from Japan’s Waseda University..dedicating it to people of the world who are facing or having the same experiences like Han Geng when he was a trainee and an artist based in Korea. The feelings of being homesick and lonely and struggles of fitting in, in a foreign land..They came together to record this song as a gesture of goodwill extending their hand of friendship and encouragement to the foreign students and those who are working in foreign lands..emulating GengRice in this manner…that they are their Wings Of Love.!! ( I am not sure whether they are gengfans or not)
So why do I choose this topic to write ? It’s because of Han Geng and the influence he permeates..It’s the ripple effect that started from Han Geng to his GengRice and to the anonymous people of the world..!! Han Geng influenced others to do good deeds and to emulate his persistence and hard-work and now others are emulating GengRice..by spreading their love to the non-fans..the ordinary people!! Can you visualized the path ? HG<-GR<-Others-> Others.This song is such an inspiration that it’s being used to encourage others..GR gave this song to HG, HG gave it back to them as a sign of gratitude and now others are giving it out to the ordinary people of the world who are facing daily struggles, either to achieve their own dreams or for a better life and homes for their families by going to foreign lands……Such dedication and such love !! Just watch it and learn compassion from them..!
credits : as tagged on pictures and Hangeng19840209@YT