“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.” …by Charles Dickens in his book “A Tale of Two Cities”
This came to my mind when I looked at the unexpected hitch in the planned opening of the movie …..MY KINGDOM…..
Many of you were stunned and incredulous at the latest announcement that the nationwide opening of MY KINGDOM is postponed to September.. Knowing full well the efforts that went into the preparations and promotions done by Gengfans, it would be reasonable to say that we are furiously disappointed by the way things are being handled !! Well let us calm ourselves and think for a moment if this is a blessing in disguise..Encountering hitches like these are not uncommon nor unexpected, what with the director’s absence in this case..
Things like these are beyond our control..but what is within our control is our response and attitude toward this first project of HG..He worked very hard on it so we mustn’t give up just because of all these obstacles!! We shall overcome all these in due time..what we can see or speculate is just the surface..but what we can’t see may be smaller than we thought.. This may very well turned out to be the most expected & speculated movie after all ; with all the hype that surrounds it..!! Let us continue to do what we can and not let him down..!! He believes and trusts in his GengRice..and now is the time we have to be his meals….put aside the label that we have carried “GengFans” for a while..Now we donned on the label of “GengRice” and be his “meals”..hehehe..
Remember, HG’s path has never been smooth..it has always been spluttered with small and big hurdles..and yet he managed to overcome all these..!! He even sang the song “Conquest” backstage while waiting for his turn in Shenyang..!! This was related by a mother-fan who managed to see and experience HG up-close..
Just briefly, let me relay her account….her username is 爱庚妈妈.(The mother who loves HG..).. When she heard that HG is coming to Shenyang, she persuaded her friends who were part of the organisers to allow her to join them. All she wanted was to watch HG quietly (up-close) not asking for any autographs or even any interactions with him..She had been a fan for 5 years now and that’s her only wish. She was granted that, and on that day she went to the mall where HG was holding his autograph signing. When she arrived, there was a showcase of hip-hop dance on by some unknown guys ; her friend spotted her and pulled a press/media pass over her neck and quickly pushed her into a small lounge. When she entered it, she noticed that it was a very small lounge where the press conference would be held (with HG)..adjacent to this there was another small cubicle with low partitions, no doors and no sound insulation where the voice of HG could be heard..it filtered through the lounge. She was surprised to hear HG singing the song “Conquest” or “Conquer” (by Na Ying) perfectly..and followed by ” Like A Dream”..Then she concluded that in future, if anyone were to dispute HG’s singing ability, she would get riled up and fight..hehehe..!!
Then she heard him laughing so hard that at the end he choked on it..that was when she noticed Sun Le came out to get a some bottles of drinking water for HG..She wasn’t aware of what prompted HG’s laughter…but what she knew was that HG is happy and extremely so..and she is contented. While sitting there waiting for the conference to start, she could hear some conversations inside and every now and then HG would speak a word or two of Hangul. Throughout the interview, HG conducted himself very well and his smile was always on his face..always very accommodating to the press and media, answering all their questions with a smile…And all she did was just sitting there watching quietly..
Now talking about his linguistic abilities…he speaks Mandarin and Hangul..and now English which he is learning very seriously…A few English words which we have heard him utter were..I Am Going International..Go Go..Show Show…and the cutest of all is this recent addition..watch this video..! I like what applewine commented…English of the day…
Whatever the results of the movie MY KINGDOM is let us do our best…it’s not too late..there is still time for adjustments and improvements..more time for brainstorming and plannings..Let the Conquest of MY KINGDOM begin..!! hehehe..
A toast to…MY KINGDOM..!
May it be a success and break all records…!!
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Thanks to all whose pictures and videos I am using here..