Is Han Geng beyond the reach of his GengRice now? Has he gone too high to be reachable? Is he getting further and further away from his GR or are the GR getting away from him? Well let me see some of your opinions here….but I will share my own thoughts here first.
In writing this blog, I got to know many fans of Han Geng. Some are moderate and some are hard-core. Issues were debated on, like what are real Gengfans and what are just fans passing through. Then also the topic on whether it’s GengFan or GengRice. Many debates and opinions flowed through these pages and many insights were formed. Some disagreed and some others took the fencing position and the majority agreed most of the time. Never come across such a celebrity with so much controversies and intrigues. All he ever wanted was to be a Simple Person, but then his words and actions are not that simple though. For such a statement from this Simple Person who did extraordinary things out of everyday ordinariness. Considering his age, most people are still very naive and inexperienced. Think for a moment, what were you at that age for those who have passed that mark. And for those who are still on their way in reaching that milestone, have you ever thought what you will be by that time..hehehe… The thing here, is that Han Geng is only one of the millions of ordinary people in China. He was a regular guy doing regular mundane stuff everyday in his growing up years. Somehow, in the course of growing up something crossed his path and he was hooked…
Now to this present day, no-one can pinpoint for sure the reason for this explosive popularity and the fascination that comes with it. Many first-timers were awed by his beauty first and then his dynamic and powerful dance second, depending on what was encountered first; the dance or the face…hehehe…!! The word used by most people is “phenomenon” or “phenomenal popularity”, “phenomenal success”..
The official headcount in Geng’s Baidu Bar is slightly over 100,000 members and in HG’s micro-bo, the number of followers has surpassed the 3.5 million mark…..!! What does it means ? The focus here is not about his popularity or his fame and status..What I want to say is this..the speed of his rise to success and fame…this sometimes makes me fearful for him.
Will he be still popular and in demand by year end or next year..? I am a bit apprehensive in that regards..but on the other hand, I hope to see the momentum of his rise to the status whereby he could stand on his own breaking loose the stigma of being only a male idol with nothing else to offer except a pretty face. Will these two, success and fame, be a fleeting moment only? Are they just stardust? Or is it gold dust? In my heart, I really want him to turn into gold and platinum so that he can stand on his own. No more foolish criticisms from unknown and incredible/implausible people/public.Of course there will be critics in every place but not those whose sole intention was to destroy and destruct a person that I wish for him.
I am glad that Han Geng is strong in spirit and in mentality. He upgrades himself by reading books that “help” him in his career path and to withstand certain malicious barbs from media and public. That doesn’t mean that he is not hurt and wounded, he just know how to “combat” his feelings and his hurts.
He finds relief in charity work where he balanced himself by focusing on the pure and uncorrupted minds of the children whom he singled out as his focus of charity. In order for him not to build up his “hate energy” towards those who discriminate him, his family, his friends and his fans, he builds up “positive energy” by involving himself in helping the innocent children who are in a greater need of a helping hand, rather than of charity. He could have gone for the more social charities but he chose the schoolchildren. He is one very wise guy. When he chose this sector of the many charities to help, he was standing on neutral ground, because he gets nothing in return except the happy and joyful smiles of these children. In this way, charity is charity in its real meaning (for him) not a social entity which could be exploited.
Now, will Han Geng stay the course? Will he still be the same HG in terms of his humility and simplicity 5, 10 or 20 years down the road? I believe he can if he doesn’t let power and popularity go to his head. As long as his mind stays simple and uncorrupt, he can stay in the field and continue to be a player not a spectator.
The lady in turquoise asked GengRice whether they are spoiling Han Geng by showering him with so much love and affection…hehehe!! I hope not for his sake. Rather than being spoilt by his GengRice, I’d rather hope that he’ll be motivated and spur him on to clinch greater and authentic projects in future..!!
At this time, I have the feeling that Han Geng is high maintenance… He has come out with lots of CFs and personal works..As a fan, would you patronised all the products that he is spokesperson to? Would you buy all his personal works like concert DVDs and the new upcoming 2nd album? As a fan, can you keep up with the pace and momentum of HG’s rise? Would you attend all his activities? Would you go to the airport to meet/ welcome him if he visits your country? Would you hold his banners, streamers and buntings? Would you take a plane to attend his concerts and activities like fan-meets..? In Geng’s Baidu bar, GengRice have the options to “rent” the lightboards and return them in the same condition which they “rented” if they want to hold one when greeting HG at airports and red carpets..Has Han Geng broken the record for the number of times that he’s walked on the red carpet yet, in one year?
The more successful Han Geng is, the more his GR will suffer in terms of their pockets and purses..hehehe..Good for Han Geng but not so good for us..! That’s why he is cautioning us not to buy ALL of his products with our allowances or pocket money. Some very kind GF wanted to get me something of Han Geng for a keepsake through online purchases. I am very grateful for that and appreciate her kind offer but I told her Han Geng is high maintenance. Thank you to all you readers out there who are so willing to help each other especially GFs in purchasing HG’s products and things related to him…we need to spend our money wisely though. Some of us are mother fans who have a budget to maintain too…hehehehe…!! There will always be merchandises of Han Geng to purchase everyday…hehehe… Every item is a treasure to GFs so we need to know our limits….hehehe… So anyone of you agree that HG is high maintenance..? hehehe..
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