Goodbye, even if just for now, feels doubly bittersweet this past weekend as C-actor Hu Ge was beautifully sent off at the China Drama Awards by his friends and costars. Hu Ge has announced that he will be taking an official sabbatical to study overseas, with his attendance at the awards his final entertainment event before setting off. Hu Ge’s sabbatical will be between 1 to 2 years long during which he will not be acting and won’t have any new acting projects coming up. I’m not sure if he’ll do CFs or brand appearances to maintain his popularity but I’m thrilled for him to embark on this new experience since he started acting in 2002 when he was just 20 years old. It’s especially poignant and one of his most memorable costars Ariel Lin made the personal trek to Beijing to see him off at the awards show since she wasn’t presenting or getting an award. Wishing Hu Ge all the best and I’ll be anxiously awaiting his return.