The Korean military taketh and the Korean military giveth back. Yesterday was a taketh day which means it’s time to pass around a bucket to collect tears. I’ve done this so many times already but it never gets easier to see a favorite off knowing it’s for nearly two years. Song Joong Ki enlisted today at the Gangwondo Chuncheon military station, and if that place sounds familiar it’s the same place Yoo Seung Ho enlisted at six months ago. I reckon its where all the new recruits go for basic training before getting assigned their regular duties. For example, baby boy Yoo Seung Ho is apparently quite the exemplary soldier and is now a training assistant instructor with the 27th Infantry division. He elected for active duty back when he enlisted, but Song Joong Ki doesn’t even get a choice between active or entertainment division duty since the military has abolished that track after the recent spate of scandals with the last bunch of entertainer recruits. Way to ruin the easy gig for the rest of the hoobaes. Song Joong Ki always struck me as a sincere, down-to-Earth, and hard working guy and I can see him giving his all in active duty with whatever final group he’s assigned. Plus he looks like such a baby still that some hard labor might toughen him up a bit. I saw a picture recently of assistant instructor Yoo Seung Ho and wow-whee he looks fantastically tanned, with an in-charge aura, and an extra dose of manly appeal. I’m hoping we’ll continue to see bits and pieces of Song Joong Ki while he does his military service, whether through official released stills from the military or maybe on his days off he can be spotted around. Two years is such a long time and I think his smile has healing qualities and I can use some of that from time to time. I’ll go console myself now with the vivid memories of all those gorgeous actors I sent off through tears and snot and wailing only to have back in my arms right now burning up my screen with their charisma, namely, Lee Jun Ki, Kim Jae Wook, and Kim Ji Hoon. I’ll be here waiting for your mega-watt smile and army abs, Song Joong Ki. Thanks for leaving on a high note with Nice Guy!