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Han Geng and the Wings of Love

“Actually my fans are quite good. They are more rational, not those type of crazy fans.
Every time I travel, they will go to the airport to receive or send me off,
they are really self-conscience, split into two rows and left a path for me to walk,
they will form a barrier to prevent others from going in. Yes, they are very mature”

– Han Geng, Chinese Pop Singer & Actor, Asia Dancing King –
(Azio Entertainment with Patty Hou, September 2010)

Throughout my entire life, I experienced many fandoms. Since my teenagers till my mature age, I have been a fan to male singers, actors and of course boy bands. But never during those periods, have I really cared about the attitude of the so called “hard core fans”.

I learned about this hard core fans through Robert Pattinson, the British actor who catapulted into stardom through his role as Edward Cullen of Twilight. I met much kind of fans. From those who admire him as Edward Cullen to those who admire him blindly as the object of their dreams or embarrassing drool. That time, I asked myself, what makes a fan called as hardcore? Those who admire the star blindly and follow more to his personal life than to his projects or those who support his works with full heart and leave the part of personal life as the private area?

But since few months ago, I found another kind of hardcore fans through my latest fandom, Han Geng, the good-looking Chinese guy, who became very famous throughout Asia, after leaving his former Korean boy band, Super Junior and decided to have solo career. During months of my fandom, I found that the relationship between Han Geng and those who famous as “Geng Fans” was remarkably unique.

I believe that Geng Fans, especially the Chinese Geng Fans were formed since the first time Han Geng left China in 2002 to pursue his dream in Korea. They follow his every single steps with full heart. The bond formed between them was getting stronger throughout many years.

The most touching and strongest momentum in this relationship was when Lei Lei, a fan, composed a song called “Wings of Love” and through Baidu’s Han Geng Club, the song given to Han Geng as a gift from his fans around the world for his 23rd Birthday in February 2007. From that moment, the song was following Han Geng’s steps. Where ever he goes, this song becoming a “national anthem” for Geng Fans. Strongest bond ever created, between one star and the fans, only belongs to Han Geng and Geng Fans.

Geng Fans also have the behaviour, which totally different from the other fans. From the first time I learned about Geng Fans, I was already surprised by their behaviour. Quoted from a blog wrote by onepinetree, I also learned more about Han Geng style’s fan support during events.

Lifting the banner high will block other people’s view to the stage; it’s just enough to lift it to the chest high. Han Geng on the stage would be able to notice it easily. No need for screaming his name; the concert is for enjoying the signers’ performances not for testing my voice volume. Therefore, I had to revise the hypotheses: 1. Lift anything related Han Geng only to your chest height. 2. Do not chase Han Geng around. 3. Do not need for chanting or screaming of Han Geng’s name.

Then, Han Geng, who has a special talent in accurately recognizing his fans, will eventually come to you. About what is the true Han Geng style’s fan support… * With a simple indication of being Han Geng’s fan, no fussy, noisy, rowdy actions, Han Geng will notice, recognize, and appreciate us.*

I can understand that for Chinese Geng Fans, Han Geng was their precious star. Their love for Han Geng might be the greatest among the Geng Fans, but what amazed me the most, the behaviour was contagious. Throughout many videos from many events everywhere, most of Geng Fans showed almost the same behaviour. Mature and full of respect though sometimes, over protective 😀

As one of international Geng Fans, I have my own opinion. Geng Fans may come from different countries, different ethnicity and culture background. These differences may formed different ways in admiring Han Geng. But it doesn’t mean that, I and the other international Geng Fans can not love Han Geng as deep as the Chinese Geng Fans. The love for Han Geng didn’t come from crazy obsession. Han Geng was not the type of drop-dead gorgeous male. He just one good-looking Chinese guy who sometimes looks average among the others, so we would never fall for him only by his physical appearance. The love for Han Geng came from admiration and respect. Admiration to his multi talents. Respect to his distinctive characters and hard working.

Han Geng said that his fans was the best. He always very touched by the love & support of his fans. He may lost his words, but always able to give promise from his heart.

“You all put in so much effort and never ask for any return. Everyone gave me so much strength and motivation, so I will work extra hard with more and better works to return all you have done (for me). I will not disappoint you”

Han Geng admitted by re-singing the song, Wings of Love, the love of his fans were his wings. The wings that made him strong and able to fly high. Han Geng has a dream to go international as a singer and actor. He needs more effort. He needs stronger and wider wings to reach this dream.

As his wings of love, let us put our hands and heart together. Let’s spread our love for Han Geng and the stories about his projects as well as his wide-ocean heart activities to more people throughout continents and nations. Let’s put aside our differences. Let’s trust each other as one unity, Geng Fans. Let us create the stronger and wider wings for Han Geng. So he can fly higher and reach his ultimate dreams.

Han Geng & the Wings of Love

My writings is just my point of view, my own analysis and what I had in mind and I see through my heart.

Ai de Chi Bang – Wings of Love

“Singing Wings of Love was very important communication between us (Han Geng & his fans), because since my debut till now this song has been following me. This is a gift from everyone. It had been giving me courage, like encouraging myself. They give me the courage to continue moving forward”
– Han Geng, Chinese Pop Singer & Actor, Asia Dancing King –
A date with Luyu, August 2010

The song, Wings of Love was composed by a fan, Lei Lei and in 2007 given as the 23rd Birthday gift from fans around the world by Baidu’s Han Geng club for Han Geng, a Chinese guy, who pursued his dream to become a worthy actor in a foreign country, Korea, known as well as Hankyung. To show his gratefulness, Han Geng, sang it with a little twist, invited his fans to join the recording and put this precious piece in his latest solo album, Geng Xin.

Wings of Love is like a national anthem to those known as Geng Fans. Learn the depth of this song and the strength of the relationship between Han Geng and Geng Fans from the lyrics.

Ai de Chi Bang – Wings of Love

zai m sheng de guo du

In an unfamiliar country

nai zhe jian qiang de jiao bu

Walking in uncertain steps

ni men zhi dao wo de fu chu

You guys know how much I have given

xiang xin xing fu zai bu yuan chu

Believe Happiness is right around the corner

zai yi xiang de guo tu

In a land far from home

die dao le bie ren shu

Never give up

wo de meng xiang you ni men shou hu

You guys protect my dreams

gan xie ni de xin yong yuan wei ni men zhu fu

A thankful heart, wishes you guys forever

Reffrain:

ni men de ai shi wo de chi bang

Your love are my wings

gei wo chuang yue feng yu de li liang

Gives me strength to go through everything

gan dong wei xiao shi wo men de xin yang

Touching moments and smiling are our specialty

kuai le you shang you ni men he wo fen xiang

Happiness and Pain, you’re all there to share it with me

ni men de ai shi wo de chi bang

Your love are my wings

gei wo chuang yue feng yu de li liang

Gives me strength to go through everything

zhao dao xing fu shi wo men de yuan wang

Our wishes are to find happiness

yi qi da zao shu yu ni he wo de tian tang

Creating together, a heaven that belongs to you guys & me.

Bridge:

qian mian de lu hai chang

The road ahead is still long

dai zhe ni de meng xiang

Carrying your dreams

chao zhe cheng gong de fang xiang

heading to success’ way

gu qi yong qi xiang qian chuang

Head there with all your strength

These writings are what I had in mind and what I see through my heart. My writings is just my point of view, my own analysis.

Han Geng, flying high Eagle with real talent

Han Geng was nobody to me. For many years, Chinese singers never been my interest. Only when I started to like the Korean boy band, Super Junior, my attention dragged a little bit to one of the only Chinese member in the group, Hankyung. I need 2 months before finally I decided to dig more about him. Starting from his law suit news till chewing every MVs and variety shows he joined. At the beginning, I only shocked by so called “13 years contract”, so I support his decision to terminate the contract and start his solo career. But the deeper I digged, I found out that the modest Han Geng is more than just ordinary guy. Though there was no term of 13 years contract, there was urgency for him to take the road of going solo.

Han Geng, born in Mudanjiang, Heiliongjiang province, Northern China on 9 February 1984 as the only child to his parents, loves dancing since he was 6 years old. He entered the Central University for Nationalities in Beijing at the age of 13 to sharpen his dancing skill. He was famous as “Han Geng who dance traditionals very well”. Traditional dancing was his forte. That forte also brought him to HOT China Audition Casting in 2001, held by the Korean talent agency, SM Entertainment. He won the competition. 3000 to 1.

A day before his 23rd birthday on 8 February 2007, Mr. Li Yu Long, the Korean Manager from SM Entertainment questioned by Lu Yu, the host of A Date with Lu Yu, the points that made the judges of HOT China Audition Casting satisfied with the ordinary 18 years old Chinese boy, Han Geng and decided to made him the winner of the audition.

Han Geng was invited to A date with Lu Yu for the first time, because the production house received innumerable messages within 2 weeks left on their message board, requesting them to bring Han Geng to the reputable A Date With Lu Yu show. It was more than a year after Han Geng, at his youthful age, 18 years, left his homeland, his parents, his comfort zone, alone with no single penny in his pocket, flew to South Korea to pursue his dream, becoming a famous actor.

Mr. Li Yu Long gave the auditions 4 points. The first point was, Han Geng really good in singing. The second point was his very excellent dancing skill. The third point — which I agree 100% with the judges — Han Geng was handsome. The last point, the most important point was Han Geng’s character. He was a kind person with good personality. Lu Yu, the host added that Han Geng was a frank and honest boy. The statement was approved by Mr. Li, Han Geng was different from all the others. He was kind and not pompous.

Han Geng received private lessons in singing, dancing, and acting, as well as learning the Korean language. Because dancing was his forte, he started out as a Class C dancer (the lowest class for dancing), but later on he went straight to Class A, skipping Class B.

After the first debute of Super Junior in 2005, Han Geng slowly showing that he has something more than just the only Chinese member in the group. I began to connect the 4 points above with his role as Super Junior member.

As a member of a group with the largest amount of member, he used to have only one or two lines in singing. Not much to hear. He got his first opportunity to singing solo on the stage of Super Show II and the result was shocking. His soft and thin voice reached its power and gave soul to the song, Betrayal.

One of Mr. Li Yu Long’s point was proved. He really good in singing.

During my period of crazy obsession, I found many videos showing his ability in dancing. Han Geng was learning traditional dance before he went to Korea, and it was really breath-taking seeing him doing the traditional dance.

In Korea, he learned hip hop dance. Totally different from the dance he learned before. I believe dancing is in his blood. He was born to dance. He grabbed the new dancing style powerfully.

I, give the highest appreciation for those who spent their time to make those superb videos of compilation of Han Geng’s dance.

Second point was approved. Han Geng has an excellent dancing skill.

Blessed by a good complexion, with his beautiful straight nose, Han Geng is a good looking young man.

Han Geng,Asian Superstar,Dancing King

With tall, lean and a little muscular build, that make any outfit look good on him, he exudes an extraordinary beauty.

Han Geng,Asian Superstar,Dancing King

Third point, confirmed. He’s handsome. Added with the heart-warming laughter, he will won the heart of many women around the globe.

Han Geng,Asian Superstar,Dancing King

One of my favorite of Han Geng’s was his first appearance in Love Letter Variety Show, hosted by the famous funny MC, Kang Ho Dong. I can’t help myself from bursting into crazy laughter every time I watch the video. Though it was his first time in a variety show, his witty and confident character made his whole part totally entertaining. You can see how the other participants laughed at their most crazy gestures.

Throughout many videos, I can tell that Han Geng was charming, warm-hearted but also witty and confident to any challenge. He showed humble gesture but gave the satisfying performance every time the hosts asked him to show his talents.

The fourth point was proved. Han Geng was different from all the others. He was kind person with good personality. He’s not pompous.

Someone said, talent can become a star but super star is not made by talent. Only those with passion, ability to endure pain and the reasons to endure pain could become a super star. Han Geng proved he has the real talent. He has the real great personality and he has the strength to endure the most painful moments. He’s ready to left everything behind and start from zero, if the entertainment industry can not accept his decision of leaving Korea. He has the distinctive points to become a superstar.

Han Geng, the young Eagle should fly high with his real talents and reach the highest of his dream, by doing solo career.

These writings are what I had in mind and what I see through my heart. My writings is just my point of view, my own analysis.

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source: Han Geng on Wikipedia