It’s 5:19 am in LA. While working on my paper (yes, I am a student), I googled “Han Geng” in Korean (한경),specifying for blog entries.
After I realized that I just opened a hell gate to those trash postings about Han Geng, my energy to work through this long long night suddenly withered.
Although I am fully aware that it is the time that will solve this misleading info about Han Geng among Korean public or some SJ fans, reading those hateful statements toward my boy literally hurt me.
Then, I came across an entry that one Korean fan posted:
” Selected the Best One…
I think I have well selected a good one for an entertainer.
When starting writing about him, I just liked him too much.
But so many things happened while I have been writing about him…
Although Han Geng consistently and firmly has taken his own way, it was me who got so capricious; sometimes happy…frustrating…mad…regrettable…indifferent…
No matter what I will support Han Geng even when he is being humiliated or being put to shame in China, because Han Geng will remain unchanged.
Dear Han Geng…
Although we are very whimsical, please do not forget us, Korean fans…”
This entry made me reflect why I fell into love with Han Geng.
I re-read my introduction at this blog and some parts caught my attention:
” This blog is a dedication to Han Geng, who is very unique in terms of his career, the first foreigner debuted in the Korean entertainment business, as well as his character that enabled him to endure all unbearable hardships around him.
This blog will help you understand Han Geng better and more, who is a rising star in Asia and 25-years old Chinese youth surviving in the harsh Korean entertainment world.”
Now Han Geng is not any longer in the Korean entertainment business. Although I desperately wanted him to get free from all those strings from the company, the strong connection between us got broken.
I have to admit that I have been very whimsical fan like Xiu; I was very upset when I saw the CF and had uneasy feeling when he talked about his experiences in Korea and his encounters with Korean fans.
I have seen many Korean fans who fell in love with Han Geng but quickly lost their affections because of his nationality and on-going political tensions between Korea and China.
However, I can tell now that Han Geng will hold the genuine fans in Korea, who will support him no matter what because they know Han Geng has remained unchanged since his debut.
In 2005, we saw a cheerful, young, and handsome boy of an idol group in Korea.
In 2010, we see a determined and strong young actor in China.
Han Geng, who may look different, never changes: He is my special boy.