Sometimes it is just too much to follow Han Geng on his activities..like this time, when he is preparing for his next full album.. It is simply too taxing to keep all the updates for a mother-fan like me…I am not complaining, it’s just that Han Geng moves too fast for me to catch up with him..hehehe . It’s like playing catch-me-if-you-can… I am really thankful to all the readers here on this blog because you guys have been helping me by giving me info on his latest escapades and whereabouts.
There is one Gengfan who has taken the trouble to translate the article in His Life magazine and has kindly allow it to be used by fellow Gengfans around the world.
A special thanks to Mish who has contributed some of his recent activities in the comments section of each post. It is heart warming to know that our posts in this blog are read by people who are interested in Han Geng and his career.. In his weibo account, the number of his followers has reached 13 million !! He opened his weibo account in June of 2010 and it’s now June 2012, so it’s approximately two years now.. By the end of June, most probably the number would have reached 14 million!!
Just to re-post some latest info given by Mish on Han Geng’s. She is so kind as to share with us what she knows..
Tickets for July 28 Beijing concert quietly accept pre-order without any announcement. Within a few hours, all VIP seats and the cheapest tickets were all gone. Fans not knowing about it are hoping that more tickets could be available when they are formally on sale (and no one knows when that would be yet)
“Best Future” MV for charity is released. Beautiful song. Geng’s voice is so gentle, perfect fit for this song. Geng rushed to Beijing to record it last month after 3 days of movie shooting without sleeping then driving to another city for performance due to missed flight. The song writer weibo at the time with their picture and said “I love Han Geng so much!”. Fans was guessing what project it was.
Below is the translated article from the June issue of His Life magazine by Wang Jin (GF from Dublin, Ireland) through a reader of this blog..
Composure is new: He has experienced most types of negative emotions already. His current motivation in life is not to fulfill what most people deem as successful, he has lived under scrutiny and other people’s expectations for too long. Now, Han Geng wants to return to being himself.
Han Geng is still shooting Vicky Zhao’s new movie <<to our youth which eventually fades>>. The camouflage pants, crisp cut hair and that palm-sized small face makes Han Geng looks almost like a high school student. On the day of the shooting, the sunshine that hit Han Geng’s face looked extraordinarily beautiful. Han Geng talks about a movie (don’t know the name and I really don’t know how to translate this part>_<). In the movie, the main lead had to keep running to keep his life. In real life, the 28 year old Han Geng has kept pushing forward in the past 16 years to fight his destiny- the same pursuit which once landed him in the centre of criticisms will carry him further for a long time to come.
Dancing one’s way to become a celebrity is unique and characteristic to China…..Nearing the date of graduation, Han Geng started to ponder about his future path. Should he continue to dance or head for university? The offer given by the Shanghai Military Dance Group sounded appealing too, especially since the offer included a free apartment/flat. But deep within, Han Geng felt that his life shouldn’t be just that. That year, SM was having an audition in China, so Han Geng asked his teacher to plan a Jazz dance for him. The results came back: the good news is Han Geng doesn’t need to enter the military, the bad news is that he has to be contract-bound for 12 years – the lost freedom was the price he had to pay for the fame.
The movie <<To our youth which eventually fades>> seemed to evoke some of Han Geng’s memories. We would always gasps and be held back by his extraordinary journey and life experience, and tend to overlook the fact that he too was once a teenage boy who underwent puberty and has his first relationship. Distance relationship is hard and tedious to maintain. Han Geng was in Korea while his girlfriend was in Beijing, and they could only meet up when Han Geng returned to China to redo his Visa. In the movies, true love can overcome all obstacles, but in real life, distance was a real problem.
Han Geng decides to take off the extravagant exterior and return to being himself.
Han Geng shares his happiness and sadness with his friends. In front of them, Han Geng is willing to show his true emotions and return to being the normal being, one with shortcomings and emotional ups and downs. This will allow Han Geng to better face the future challenges while allowing Han Geng to live a happier and fuller life.
The years ahead belongs to himself, he doesn’t want to use extravagant methods or techniques to appeal to audience’s senses. Freedom came with great difficulty, and fortunately his youth has yet to fully fade away. Han Geng wants to sediment his past memories slowly but meticulously, being aware that some things may take time to be fully understood, just like how true charisma develops with time.