Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold
Peas porridge in the pot 9 days old
Some like it hot, some like it cold
Some like it in the pot 9 days old.!!
This nursery rhyme is as old as time and it reminds me of what kind of people the world is made up of..!! Strange but yet so true…! The world is a kaleidoscope of scents and senses…!!
Take for instance, Han Geng, why is he so fascinating ?
Why do we like him to the point that we write about him, blog about him, brag about him, and spazz about him..? Why are there people of all ages go after him? Chase after him? Follow after him? I have no clear answer..!
Phenomenon? That must be the word to describe the whole concept of Han Geng…! Maybe, that is what his role is in the world at this time….Maybe, he is the instrument to revive China’s music market and showbiz…!! Who knows what will happen in a few months from today or for the matter, in the future..! What I do know now, as of right now, Han Geng is a sensational phenomenon whether on or off stage…!! He can stand on his own with his peers…..
and yet at the same time he can be simple like this….
And then he can be as dorky as the next person….
By now, we have already seen 3 of his dimensions, what do we have next? This..? Lord of the Manor…?
Or this one…? The Rocker..?
And this one too…The Prince..?
And The Gentleman….?
There are so many facets of him that one tends to get a little lost and bewildered at his changes just like a chameleon..!! hehehe….!!
Han Geng is so simple a person that he harbours no ill thoughts in his mind and not even have a bone of malice in him….but yet there are so many controversies about him..!
In this present day and age, just by being an ordinary artiste is not sufficient to become a star or superstar.. These days one needs to be multi-talented to break into the harsh and demanding showbiz world and keep that position intact for all eternity as long as there are still people out there waiting to see them….!
The public have become more demanding and expect a lot from an artist/star…To be able to succeed and still stay on the top is such an impossible feat these days.. One has to be all-rounded and well-learned to be able to catch hold of the public’s interests and not to let go of it…. One needs to constantly upgrade oneself in order to keep up with public’s expectations and attention….Generally, people are very fickle so it’s not a surprise that there are constant and frequent competitions among the stars..
Han Geng used to say at almost every awarding event in his “thank you” speech, that he will continue to upgrade, improve himself so that he can present more newer and exciting shows/performances and image of himself…!! There is this driving force in him which pushes him to greater heights and demands. He is never contented to stay still in one place..He will always try new ideas and ventures just to satisfy his own urgings. His contention is with himself, not with others..and I wondered why others would want to involve or include or drag him into their scandals and controversies..!! The world is so big out there and I am sure that there is enough room for all kinds of entertainment and enough fans to go around.
The one thing different about the fans of Han Geng is that they made a pledge to him that they will follow and accompany him for the next two decades…This will act as a time-line which is sufficient enough for Han Geng to spread out his wings and focused on developing/expanding his career..by not being distracted on how to gain more supporters or to please the public. It is this assurance of total commitment of support for Han Geng that enables him to concentrate and focus on his work, free from unnecessary and unwanted distractions…!!
In this current generation, the trend is that one has to keep offering new ideas and styles in one’s career in order to hold on to public’s attention….Competition is so intense in the world of entertainment that sometimes, one needed to be associated or be acquainted with bigger stars or celebrities or some very prominent people in order to shine brightly as a star….This is the measures that some would adopt just only for the matter of staying popular or in demand like a commodity..unlike Han Geng who does not aim for popularity but for productivity..He has the substance not just the shell…!! Where there is a demand ,there is the supply..
So far, from what I’ve “known” of Han Geng, I can safely say that I “know” the work style and character of Han Geng by his consistency in his attitude and forbearance in the face of provocations…! Many times he would turned the other cheek when he was provoked and seldom seek to pursue those who had done him verbal harm. He knows what he wants in life and is pursuing it with every fibre in him…he just works towards that goal that he has in mind and do not allow himself to be distracted by useless and vainless issues which do not generate into benefits and profits..To him, those are worthless pursuits which is a waste of precious time…
He did keep his word of accompanying his fans in doing some charity when the time and location is right. As we all know, he did go with his Gengfans to the remote mountain schools in Hebei and lent his muscular arms in fixing some maps on the walls of the classrooms..Some of us will just brush it off as trivial and that doesn’t need Han Geng to do those handy jobs..those were just very simple handy-work.. But the point here is that Han Geng was there to lend his moral support and to give his encouragement to his Gengfans who selflessly gave of their time and money for the betterment of others (who are less fortunate). They have been doing this since 2007 and let the love fly for the many people whom they have touched with their kind deeds..Han Geng is aware of the existence of the mission for charity and his appreciation towards Gengfans’ contributions, has made their sacrifices more meaningful and worthwhile..!! He is a celebrity and yet he is not…!!
In that mission to the mountain schools, Gengfans even brought with them some magic shows for entertaining to the children..so at least once in their lifetime, they were able to witness a magic show up-close and “live”..and to top it all, the children were able to brush shoulders with one very famous and popular megastar…Han Geng…..!!!
Once again technology failed Han Geng…he sang without the function of the ear-phones…! THE MULTI-TALENTED HAN GENG…!!
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