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A quiet enlistment, for once

Actor and hip-hop artist Yang Dong Geun (29) has surprised many with the belated disclosure that he recently began his military service; he enlisted on May 6, but the information wasn’t released till just recently, along with a picture of him in training (to right).

A source explained that he’d wanted to begin his training quietly, and kept it a secret from even his friends; he was only sent off by his mother and manager.

Most recently, Yang Dong Geun starred in the drama series I Am Sam (he’s appeared in numerous films and dramas, such as Ruler of Your Own World and Dr. Kkang, as well as putting out four hip-hop albums). He’d planned for the film I-tal (Secession) to be his last project, but ended up canceling those plans and enlisting instead. He’d received his enrollment papers in January, but had put off service because he was in the midst of film talks. Apparently he’d finally decided enough was enough, and that he would rather get his service over quickly than postponing further to squeeze in more projects.

Via IS Plus, Star News

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congrats to him!! that was particularily well planned and smooth. i like it, rather than the going in with a loud bang.

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This guy is talented.
I first saw him during I Am Sam and then was shocked that he was also a singer.
I saw his mv, i just don't know the title but it was a catchy song.
love him^^

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I was always a fan of this guy.

I enjoyed watching Dr. Kkang

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I heart this guy. He was awesome in Ruler of Your Own World.

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I'm so glad to see a mention of ydg in your blog. I will miss him a lot, but at the same time I'm so relieved that he finally decided to get his military service duty over with because there used to be a lot of people chewing on him for not enlisting for the army yet. I know he loves hiphop so much that most of people he hangs out with are hiphop falks but it's about time for him to get a taste of what it's like to be around other types of people. It might be tough on him at first, but I believe spending two years outside of his narrow circle of friends will help him to be a better actor (he's a great actor and he seems to have been focusing too much on hiphop and not so much on his acting career which has been a little frustrating). I do sincerely hope no one give him hard time in the military...

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YDG's a cool cat, one of the few K-rappers whose flow actually drawls. Here's him and the cream of K-hop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quCsXRH7EO8

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hey, YDG... im going to missed him... :( all i can say is good luck and please dont get hurt in the military training...you can do it! fighting! (A big fan from the Philippines)

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All three blogs I read on a regular basis reported on this, haha. I guess it's a very rare event.

Also, love your Who Are You? banner! :D

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@Cat,

It's also interesting and very telling for each blog in how each reported the same story differently.

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