[Pexers Write-Ups] Weathering the Storm
Hyun Joong is not unfamiliar in such settings. He has had setbacks in the past but bounced back from them. Having won over his demons and those coming from others. Maybe wiser after his personal storm had blown over. But it doesn’t mean all personal storms are the same. Their intensities are different, their damages as well as recoveries from them are unique to their circumstances.
It is said we learn after a brief membership in the “outsiderdom” though others call it “post traumatic growth”. One will never be the same again after showing momentary weakness,then regaining back vital signs of living with zest for weathering the storm.
Hyun Joong’s storm is not out of work related failure. He was going on strong in two fronts, no three fronts -singing, acting ,business and in the last of the three plans that are waiting to be executed. It was his private life that exploded to public visibility. His relationship that didn’t work out, the personal gone political.
It was the ugly reality show that didn’t need any playdate to air in a television station. Thanks to media who enthusiastically saw to it the round by round accounts are in print or in the internet. The audience including the hecklers and bashers,trolls and loyal fans/ supporters exchanged blows in cyberspace. It has turned fierce that perhaps (me face palm) the combatants are relegated to the sidelines.
There’s two to tango it is often said. One must have fallen out of step or miss the steps altogether. What if (films roll back please) our major characters settled their issues peacefully like mature adults that they are (hope so).What’s wrong with talks? Okey,tearful goodbyes if you will, but heck no it wasn’t good enough eh? They turned physical instead according to the reports. Now that’s “water under the bridge”. One of them even decided to burn that bridge! Did i say burn not bombed?
Both of the protagonists in this ugly reality show must now weather the storm they created. It is the how the episodes will roll out that makes this reality show riveting and makes people sit at the edge of their seats. Perhaps like the fiction dramas we have our own biases,characters we root for. But in this case, of real person involved, his life and future the impact of which is devastating not only to Hyun Joong but to his supporters of many years through the stages of his career. Those championing the cause of the FACELESS ONE do not have anything at stake except their personal convictions (assuming they are serious about it).
Hyun Joong chose simple statements and the rest with silence as his answers to accusations. Silent waters run deep. While the other party chose the media public address system. In the meantime Hyun Joong goes about his work and fulfill his commitments making his World Tour concerts well attended ones from the reports,pictures and videos that poured in.
While I am not sure at what part of the reality show we are in at the moment (middle, slow down, fast forward to the finale)what I am certain is we are now part of this storm. Already there are fallouts and casualties who couldn’t stand the wind velocity or the rising waters. They have decided to flee and seek the safe, higher grounds. Those that stand by and decided to weather the storm together found new assuring helping hands.
There were those who also helped built Hyun Joong’s Ark. Together with its occupants will find the dry land while the storm eventually trickled down to drops of rains. New sprouts in the still wet soil glistened with the rays of sunshine. As all cycle ends and everything is renewed better than before.
Until the next storm.