[Pexers Write-Ups] Another Time, A Different Kind of Charm
There are Kim Hyun Joong pictures and videos uploaded recently or kind of pop out somewhere once in a while. It is not a reason to complain though . They came from different periods of his show biz career of an almost a decade long by 2015. Isn’t it something those pictures and videos bring us to a journey back in time like a time machine? Before we know it we lose ourselves and get transported there. Some can even remember the sounds and smells of bygone days.Some fans seeing old pictures vividly recall standing close to him and shaking his hands during fanmeets and sitting close to the stage during concerts.
Perhaps some of us are only seeing some of them for the first time.. And wonder where they came from. Fans kept them in their cache who came to know him during certain stages of being a Kpop idol and are unselfishly sharing them now. Some pictures were even during his pre-celebrity days.
These reminders of Hyun Joong when he was younger certainly bring back nostalgic memories. Pictures when his hair was long in another style and color circulate. Not only his haircut was eye catching but also still had baby fat in his face.To fans seeing his old pictures his smiles looked both beguiling and mysterious. Some of his pictures tell charming stories only those who knew can relate to.From the young tough but playful guy to the gentle flower boy to the manly image he cultivated today.
The visuals trigger sentiments (sad,happy, full excitement) as accompanying events and situations like when he cried during the SS501 concert and his solo concert. They certainly bring back the times uniquely only between the fans then and Kim Hyun Joong.
That is why fans don’t have the same feelings of attachment and may even be defensive if not offended when more recent fans make comments.
The old timers would say “you don’t know ..”.or “you don’t know enough, you weren’t there.”
A community of fans had also been formed at certain times,and they also changed through time,some groups experiencing fall outs along the way. Some stayed on through thick and thin or even regrouped and reorganized.
Kim Hyun Joong came into our lives in various periods of his entertainment career. Without a knock, without a warning and stole our hearts.
Someday the next wave of fans will wonder about the time and the charms of Kim Hyun Joong we know today.