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Ji Hyun Woo to Start Military Service August 7

Ji Hyun Woo‘s military enlistment date has officially been set. The actor will enter the army August 7 and begin to receive basic training. Fortunately, he won’t be leaving without saying goodbye to his fans first through a fan meeting that will be held July 22.

I have translated Ji Hyun Woo’s recent cyworld message in which he talks about saying goodbye to his 20s, as he will be in his 30s when he comes out of the army in two years.

How have you been doing?
I’ve been doing well.
Coming back to normal life…I’ve been living a warm and cozy life.
My 20s…When I look back at it now, I’ve lived it to the fullest.
I’ve worked harder than anyone else,
almost to the point of being foolish.
People may have been curious about why I lived liked this…
Truthfully, there were things that I didn’t want to do.
When I think about it now,
the charm of the 20s is having to do the things that you don’t want to do and enduring them.
In your 20s you believe that there is something to learn by doing that so you can endure it…
You have to have done things you didn’t want to do in order to understand what  “good” means when you do something that is good.

Ji Hyun Woo’s 20s…
I am happy to have met those of you who are reading this.
I am truly thankful…I will repay that gratefulness.
I thought about what I could do for you while I am in my 20s.
So after much thought, I will hold a small concert.
With those of you who have quietly supported and cherished me,
I’ll be holding a concert for the last time in my 20s.
Let’s meet July 22.

P.S. For specific information go to

Not everyone can claim that did their best so I’m happy that Ji Hyun Woo can look back at his twenties with satisfaction. It’s not easy to claim, “I’ve worked harder than any one else,” and the fact that he can say it shows his character. He seems to definitely be a hard worker and also know how to take the bad moments in stride, as well as enjoy the good moments. (It’s something I admire in Hyun Bin too.)

I’m so glad that I watched Queen In-Hyun’s Man and got to know the actor Ji Hyun Woo a little more. I’m also happy that it was his last project before he entered the army.  The happy experience of the drama will stay with him while he is the military and will also be a good memory for fans as we wait for him to return.

17 Comments Post a comment
  1. cv #

    Lucky fans will get to see his concert. Sad for those who don’t live in SK.
    He seem like a genuine down to earth kind of guy. Wish him and YIN the best.
    I hope to see him back in two years after MS and still with YIN. ^_^

    July 15, 2012
  2. juliesean #

    Thanks for the update Jooni. It is only after watching QHIM that I grew to appreciate him as an actor more as his previous roles were just not befitting him, especially that Drama That Must Not Be Named. He certainly gave a fantastic departure by leaving behind this gem of a drama. I am so glad he found his soulmate in In Na, and was not afraid of letting the world know, and not afraid of the outcome. I hope that their relationship is able to withstand the absence. He is an inspiration to everyone on how to be totally honest with your feels.

    July 15, 2012
  3. Thank you Joonni for this update. I am very grateful. I hope I can watch Yoo In Na dramas after his departure to remind me of him in Yoo In Na…. Am I crazy?.. All the best to him and will wait for his next project. All the best to you too.

    July 15, 2012
  4. July 7th… must prepare a box of tissue… Huhuhuhu :/ This is the first time when my favorite actor’s going to the army….

    July 16, 2012
  5. linda macy #

    Joonni, thanks for always keeping us current on our Ji Hyun Woo. This man seems so wise beyond his twenty plus years. He just keeps on impressing with his honesty and straight forwardness. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. May time go by quickly and you return to YIN and your fans.

    July 16, 2012
  6. newkdramaaddict #

    Day before my birthday! If anyone goes, wave for me! I will wear black arm band as he departs. Did not get a chance to do for LJK who is now back but will for him! Aug 7th will be a sad day! Hope him and YIN continue their relationship. If it makes it through to 2014, its gold!

    July 16, 2012
    • joonni #

      LOL, a black arm band.

      July 16, 2012
  7. jomo #

    Ahhhh! Thanks for this update.
    I agree with all the nice words you said about him.
    I guess we can just rewatch some of his videos on 7/22 and imagine we are at his concert….
    He will also be my first person that I actually will MISS while he serves. I guess because I just met him, and want to see him be happy with YIN.

    July 16, 2012
  8. britener #

    What a great guy! I will miss him and I hope their relationship survives this. I can’t wait to see his body…ummm I mean his sexy smile when he comes back;)

    July 16, 2012
  9. mizweng #

    I wish I can attend his mini concert….gonna miss him bad….i wish their relationship grows stronger in time….

    July 16, 2012
  10. Hipp #

    do you know what should I do if I want to go to his farewell party?
    Please tell me, I will fly from Thailand to see his last 20s show ^ ^
    Thank you in advance

    July 17, 2012
    • Hi Hipp, sorry to say this, the application for his farewell party has been closed on this Monday….

      July 17, 2012
      • joonni #

        Thanks for leaving an answer. 🙂

        July 17, 2012
  11. jaz #

    Oh…now the time that I’ve been fearing has come. It’s time for him to go and we have to wait for another agonizing 2 years. I’m sad but at least I will be patiently waiting for him with a smile. I’m also glad that I got to know him more because of QIHM. Those times were never boring for me and made me anticipate for more surprises. Even though I can’t see him personally on his last day, I know I will be one of those who will be sending him out to service with a proud heart. I’m sure he will become an even more awesome man, probably even greater than Kim Boong Do when he comes back in 2 years time. Ji Hyun Woo oppa fighting! ^^

    July 18, 2012
  12. tessieroo #

    Hey Jooni! He just posted 2 new messages on his Twitter plus some phone text message pictures. We’re going crazy at Soompi because no one is around. (LOL) I hope you get this message!

    July 19, 2012
  13. tessieroo #

    Did you notice my subtle begging? AHAHAHAHA! *blush* Thank you so much, you’ve been amazing at helping out and being patient with all us fanatical fans. Very much appreciated and I’d buy you dinner if I could! *hugz*

    July 20, 2012

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