The title might be a bit shocking to some of you but to the rest it may not be so……
When you first read the title, what flashes through your mind at that moment? Does the image you have is that of an insect or the novel by that title? Have anyone of you read the novel “Daddy-Long-Legs” or even watched the movie? I was reminded of this name when I watched the last public activity of Han Geng for the year 2011, it was so apt…The launching of “Love Life” charity project (China) press conference on 28th December.Tag-line is ” I am a pioneer of charity”
I learned in that conference of what Han Geng really do behind the cameras in his own spare time. Han Geng is a celebrity, a star, an idol, an actor or whatever you may want to call him..but once in his own private time, no-one really knows what he is up to except a few of his intimate and closest friends. We only get to see his “star-side” and that of “in-front-of-camera” side, so therefore we know very little of his private life..but that is not to say that it is bad or being negative..! By now, most if not all ardent GengFans have already known who and what Han Geng is! What we see on stage or in camera, Han Geng is Han Geng…no frills, no thrills, just simple and plain Han Geng…In other words, what you see is what you get..!
From the little of what we see of Han Geng either in the distant or up-close, his conduct and character do not lie. Even when he is under pressure, he never burst out into tantrums or behaved like a “divo”.
He is always a gentleman and a “soldier”..hehehe..! Why a soldier, you may asked. Well, it’s because he is the son in the 3rd generation of a soldier family..Traditionally, especially in Chinese culture, parents usually wanted their children to follow in their footsteps..for example, if their great, great grandparents/fathers were doctors, the sons/daughters are expected to carry on the trade so as to keep the name/trade alive.
Han Geng when he was very young was expected to follow in that footsteps but “fate” took a turn in his life (if one may say so) when his elementary dance teacher noticed his talents in dance (traditional). So because of the intuition and conviction of that teacher, Han Geng’s parents were approached for permission to further developed his talents in Beijing (Cultural University for the Minorities (in dance)) where all talented and aspiring students aimed for. He not only graduated there but was also a star student and impressive too. He may be a nobody in that vast campus but was never a nondescript student..everywhere he went (in that campus) he was noticed, probably because of his good looks and tall stature..hehehe More than that of his good features (although it helps) he was an excellent dancer..He excelled in many areas and that’s why his presence was felt among the students and teachers. What little opportunity he had, he grabbed them with both of his hands making the most use of it..He impacted those whom he had met or have acquainted with…that is Han Geng!
Coming back to his present state in this time, Han Geng is noticeable to many among his peers as a very soft-hearted person but with a firm conviction of what he wanted in life..From the time he left China to pursue his career in South Korea, he already visualised what his future is going to shape like, but unfortunately or fortunately, things didn’t go the way he expected to be.
Seven years down that road, he was back to square one, by starting all over again in 2009/2010 in China. That seven years was a learning experience for him and a growing-up period too..
Today, Han Geng is standing tall and proud as an individual and nevertheless a solo artist whose acclaims are being sounded in the entertainment circle and beyond..! All these glitters do not fazed him because he knows what is reality..these are temporary things to have for a moment. They come with his status as a star but after all the glittering gold-dust have settled, life still has to go on ..He looked at all these as a means to his livelihood, to earn for his family and give them financial support.
What Han Geng earns is put back into society..by funding poor students to give them an opportunity to attend school and be a good contributor to society rather than to become a burden of the state. He has a good vision, helping others to help themselves. By doing so, Han Geng is making these students to be model citizens when they reach adulthood..and thereby eradicating poverty bit by bit..easing the burden of the state. This will also make the students realised that they are valued and are people with worth..!!
In this video clip, Han Geng mentioned that he is sponsoring 7 students, in the aspects of their education and daily expenses up to university level…! He is so kind for taking such a risk..who knows what will happen in the future? Where will he get the money? So in conclusion, he has to work and work in order to earn the money to help these children..these are the only ones whom he make-mentioned but what about those he did not mention?
Remember the video clip where he carried a baby in Thailand? I have an inkling that that child is also under his sponsorship….
So to end this year of 2011, let’s have a wonderful year ahead..together with Han Geng..! Meet him tonight in ShenZhen New Year’s Eve concert..
And for those of you who are living in Europe, please take note that Han Geng will be going to Florence and Milan, Italy from January 10 to 18th..2012!! A beautiful start to a new year..and on CCTV Spring Gala Night, see Han Geng there too..!!
Here is wishing all our friends and readers a very
Happy and Prosperous 2012..!!
May the new year brings you good health and family reunions..!!
May your “piggy-banks” over-flow with blessings and riches..!!
To one and all…God bless you..!!
Thanks for sticking with us throughout the year and hope to see you all again next year..!!
새해 복 많이 받으세요
Selamat Tahun Baru
Manigong Bagong Taon
Joyeux Nouvel An
If some of you can’t find your greetings here, I apologize for the omission…please add them in the comments column so that we know who our readers are..hehehe..thanks
to all our friends and readers who took quality pictures and videos which we used very often..a big “thank you”
to those who translated press & magazines articles..we appreciate your works..”thank you”
to all who contributed in the comments…we felt your support..”thank you”
to my fellow bloggers…thank you for giving me the opportunity to practice my writing skills..hehehe..”감사합니다” & “谢谢”