When Joe Cheng quietly snuck off to enlist last week, I thought he wanted to avoid the media scrutiny and keep his shaved head under wraps. Turns out he just wanted to be low key, and this week he got a day off to visit family and he happily left the training camp to speak with the media gather outside. He showed off his freshly shorn dome and I must say he’s got a really nice round symmetrical head. Not that it matters, since he’ll be sporting gorgeous hairstyles once he returns to acting, but its nice to see a male celebrity without any airs and doing their mandatory army service in good spirits. It’s really hit-or-miss for actors to head off to MS – go early and they may miss their chance to break out, go after breaking out may mean leaving at the height of their popularity and risk coming back to find their fans have moved on. I’m sure Joe will be just fine once he returns, since he’s moved on past his young idol drama days already. I haven’t watched Love Actually yet since I’m still traveling, but I hope its as cute as the previews made it seem so that I can binge on it when I get home. Joe will be serving in an army unit and will head South once he’s done with basic training. Good luck to Joe, and see you when you come back (all buff and abtastic).
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