In my 8 years of fangirling, I have never shipped anyone this hard. I wasn’t even a fan of the groups they’re in (SNSD and CNBLUE) before I watched the show! But two months later, I’m a die-hard Goguma who is too obsessed with the couple for her own good. I’m trying to tone it down a bit but it’s difficult when I feel like wailing whenever I see a YongSeo photo. Whenever I’m getting bored at work, I look at YongSeo pics. So yeah, I am often tempted to just write about YongSeo for my write ups. Heh.
I know that two months is still too short compared to the two years other Gogumas have devoted in supporting the couple. But I hope it doesn’t make me less of a fan. I promise I love them with all my heart, too. (Ha! I’m also not sure why I’m defending myself here.) So far, I’ve only watched two WGM pairings and I am positive that I won’t like any other pairing more. YongSeo couple it is for me. I kind of hate myself for not gaining interest in the show two years ago. I bet it was awesome to be there from the start.
You see, I didn’t even like Yong Choding before I watched WGM. He’s just Jung YongHwa who played ShinWoo, the stoic OG in You’re Beautiful. He’s just LeeShin in Heartstrings, the actor who didn’t know how to act. (Please shoot me now!) But after watching WGM, he’s now THE Jung YongHwa who composes beautiful songs, who sings with that amazing voice. He’s Yong Seobang, SeoHyun’s husband who cares so much for her, and would go to great length to make things a lot better for her. He’s Yong Choding, the childlike leader of CNBLUE and one of the few people who can bring out Hyun’s true personality.
Before watching WGM, I didn’t even know SeoHyun’s name! Heck, the only one I knew from SNDS was Yoona and SeoHyun was just a familiar face. But I now know that she’s the girl who loves sweet potatoes so much that someone would even give her a sweet potato land for her birthday. She’s Hyun who has a lot of dreams in life and looks up to someone like Ban KiMoon. She’s someone who simply doesn’t believe in luck and instead, strives hard for the things she wants. She believes in hard work and perseverance. Her smile is precious because you can only see it when she’s with the people she’s close to.
A lot of people might find their relationship in WGM boring, but I like how Yong and Hyun took it slow. It’s nice to see them take things slowly and try to get to know each other first. They decided to be would-be-married couples first. SeoHyun suggested it and I am glad that Yong agreed to it. I know you’re not asking (heh) but I think why I like YongSeo so much is because I see a bit of my relationship with Alex in theirs. We took it slow and it really was frustrating especially for those people who are merely in the sidelines. But there’s a reason why people don’t instantly jump into making commitment. Some people need to make sure that they are ready first before they promise to commit to someone.
Some people may call me delusional for believing inYongSeo, but I don’t really care. I don’t think they’re in a relationship right now because their busy schedule keeps them apart. However, I still believe that they’re in constant communication with each other. How else is SNSD so close to CNBLUE in fancams and live broadcasts? I don’t know. I’m pretty sure that Yong and Hyun manage to keep in contact. And that’s enough to keep me believing in this couple.
I have so many YongSeo feelings and I don’t think I’d be able to say them all. I watched a few episodes earlier (birthday episodes!) and I don’t think I’d ever get tired of them. Even when people tell me it’s scripted, I have a hard time not rolling my eyes at them. Yeah, yeah, maybe I am a bit biased, but I see genuine care between the two. It’s Yong who helped Hyun get out of her shell and I don’t think a scripted relationship can do that. I am pretty sure their friendship is real, and that’s enough for me to say that YongSeo is real.
I don’t know until when I’d be a fan. But I’m just glad I am one now. I am also becoming a fan of SNSD, and CNBLUE has already climbed on my list of top 10 fave bands. I want to be there when Gogumas around the world celebrate their third and fourth and so on anniversaries. And if it would ever happen, I want to be there when Yong and Hyun themselves celebrate their anniversary with the rest of Gogumas around the world.
That sounds a tad too delusional but that also sounds just about right.