Good gracious is that one mmmmmmm delicious man boy. Since Yoo Seung Ho announced midway through Missing You that he was enlisting in the army after the drama wrapped, I’ve been dealing with the myriad stages of grief. Denial lasted for a second since it wasn’t April’s Fools Day and North and South Korea didn’t somehow magically reunite, then came shock that he would chose such an unexpected route, and finally prolonged sadness that my baby boy was leaving me for two years. I doubt he will enlist in the marines like Hyun Bin did, which shaves a few months off the enlistment period since its such a grueling experience, so he’s not coming back until 2015. He didn’t give an enlistment date and his manager said Yoo Seung Ho’s enlistment will not be publicized and he will join just like every newbie without the media and fans chronicling his departure. Which means he could have enlisted already and no one knows, and we’ll all find out post facto and have a good cry together. He’s been laying low since MY ended likely spending time with his family and getting his affairs in order. The reason he chose to enlist now was because as a child actor he’s led an extraordinary life in the limelight. He never went to high school so he missed out on the ordinary experiences guys his age had. So he wants to enlist now at the age that most Korean men enlist, which is right after high school and before college. I find that decision both wise and comforting, to know that he understands life is more than being a celebrity and wanting to expand his horizons. It’s also perfect since he’s at that awkward age where he’s too old to be a child actor and not yet fully believable as a leading man. When he comes back he’ll be perfect. This might be his last magazine spread before his enlistment so savor it while you can. I’m not sure which beach he went to for Bazaar magazine but I want to be those waves crashing into him.