Hi Hi sisters .... We are seeing more pictures and footage of his 'not so private' Japan visit now. Looks like our prince had quite a fruitful trip accomplishing his goal of being an apprentice to a Lacquer Art master and a carefree tourist in Morioka and Tokyo. Well, almost everywhere in Tokyo except here :) Hehe, what do you expect? This is Gosireh, Yonsama's Headquarters in Japan!
With Yonsama's skyhigh popularity in Japan, we already expect Iwayama Urushi Museum will have non-stop visitors from now on. I enjoy watching the serene museum setting, the rustic interior and his finished artwork on TV. I just broke out laughing when even a half bottle of leftover tea from Yonsama has become newsworthy! The female reporter was ecstatic to drink the remaining cold uloong tea! (Did she even ask if Yonsama drank from a cup or DIRECTLY from the bottle?)
This reminds me of Chanwoo's sister in 'First Love'. Remember Chanyok loved her little brother so much that she always put him before herself. They were so poor and could only afford to buy a tiny fish for dinner, so she pretended she didn't like the taste of fish. After Chanwoo finished his dinner, she then SUCKED on the fish bone behind his back!
Or remember a scene in 'Have We Really Loved?' when Jaeho and Shinyeung were stuck in that private art gallery outside of Seoul? While they were still at a professor-student relationship, Shinyeung actually cared about Jaeho so much that she washed his socks with her BARE HANDS while he was asleep!
Hehe, what's my point of saying all these? While we will never have the 'privilege' of drinking Yong Joon's leftover tea, sucking his eaten fishbone or handwashing his worn socks (I know I know, we have dignity too :) I wonder how far we would actually go for him? or rather, what we wouldn't do even for our prince?
I was talking to a sister whom I haven't got in touched for a while tonight. Surprisingly, we both felt that while we are googoogaagaa-ing over Yong Joon's latest gorgeous pictures, it's his 'invisible' perseverance and quest for knowledge that are even more beautiful to admire. Maybe it'll please him more if he knows that we are following his example and devote in pursuing our own life goals, just like him chasing his own dreams. Am I making any sense? Thanks for reading :)
1st picture original from Shukan Josei, posted in BYJGallery by miemi, thanks.