Being so busy these days was a good thing, since it kept me from chafing at the bit for Lee Jun Ki to get released from the army. And before I knew it, he was back! Jun Ki completed his army service yesterday and was happily and honorably discharged. Fans and the media swarmed the army base to capture his release, which was celebrated with cake and lots of excitement over his upcoming scheduled entertainment activities. I’m only interested in his upcoming drama choice, and there are early rumors starting to emerge that he might take a drama with either Moon Geun Young or Moon Chae Won. Seriously? So stoked about that. I’ll let my boy get his bearings first and shed those fatigues before checking back in on what he’s up to. For now, I feel like I finished a marathon, and really extend my sympathy to fans who are still awaiting their favorite star’s release from military service.
When one comes out, another goes in. From Korea to Taiwan, the same day had two different events happen. Yet another Taiwanese drafting dodging star caves to public pressure and civic obligations. Ming Dao, at 31 years old the oldest ever to enlist for mandatory army duty, finally shaves his head and checks in at Cheng Gong Ling. I’m sure Ethan Ruan is totally stoked to have a buddy around. Ming Dao has two dramas that he finished filming which will air this year while he is serving: the ridiculous looking King’s Woman with Chen Qiao En and An Angel’s Happiness with Liu Shi Shi.