[Pexers Write-Ups] A Soldier’s Story: A Prologue #SupportTBoKHJalbum #TheBestOfKHJalbum #Waiting4KHJ #neverleaveKHJ
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A Soldier’s Story
‘Kim Hyun Joong fresh from a 21 months stint in the Republic Of Korea Army relaunches to his musical and acting career’.
This is what his fans would like to read in articles upon his return from military duty. But we are going ahead of the story.
It is not heard that he comes from a military family.Yet there is a three generations of men who served the war not ended between his counry and the next door neighbor.
Like other males of age who enlisted before him and those who will come after him, not many are prepared for military camp life.Yet Kim Hyun Joong had led a life of discipline,structure, hard work and goal fixations that mimics the soldier’s existence. It was no wonder he gets quickly into trainee leadership role (the highest position) with a pleasing personality to boot.
Today, 18th of June,2015 he graduates together with other recruits from basic training of 5 weeks. So many wished him to stay healthy, strong and with fighting spirit. For sure he took them all to heart.
He received many letters and sweets from fans though many wonder why chocolates are the soldier’s favorite food. Whether soldiers know it or not chocolates elevate one’s moods. Hyun Joong specially mentioned it as ‘the best’ in his brief letter.It is hoped the senders sent enough at least for his squad to share.
The finale of the 5 week basic training is the exhausting kilometers trek with a heavy load on their backs. Well there goes our Gendong Man (remember Barefoot Friends?) only longer and more grueling sweat this time. The effort could have been rewarded by an anticipated visit by parents. But MERS roped them out and the authorities ordered a cordon sanitaire to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. It may not be exhaustion that will weaken the soldier,heaven forbid, but this was what happened before with pneumonia viral contagion.
It is just the beginning, already Hyun Joong has shown his resiliency and adaptability to his current situation through his pictures. From an honest face saying he was being unsure of what lies ahead to finally giving smiles of success. If his smiles are an indication that no matter how little success come to one’s way, Hyun Joong must have started counting his blessings.
Arts Credit: Ruku Bebe Chew