I tried to resist the temptation, but I started to think I’d regret it. So here goes, a couple of words in celebration of Zhou Mi’s birthday! I should have said something about Siwon and Eunhyuk too and I really regret not doing it so yeah, about time I actually show how much these guys mean to me!
So, Zhou Mi… I’ll be honest here. I don’t know a whole lot about you. But ever since I got to know Super Junior three years back, I was fascinated by you. Your parts in Super Girl were just mindblowing. I think your parts were my favourites, until I became Kyuhyun biased of course. I’ve always thought you’re handsome, I love your charisma and can’t take my eyes off you whenever you’re on stage. And you’re talented as hell, there’s no doubt about it. Your variety skills are also worth mentioning! I truly, trule love watching you on variety shows and I’m so sorry that you don’t get to do promotions with SJ more. Luckily SS5 is changing that somewhat.
But I still don’t know a lot about you. I know your birthday, now. I know you’re tall, I know you can sing and compose, dance and shop… But I haven’t got to know you like I know Kyuhyun or Siwon or any other SJ member, basically. I feel really ashamed about it. I can only blame the lack of promotions (and fanfics…) for the giantic gaps in my knowledge, and that’s not much of an excuse.
But it doesn’t mean that I don’t adore you and love you just as much as I love everyone else on SJ. I admire how thoughtful you are when you guide the other members through Chinese and Taiwanese variety shows; you’re always there, ready to interpret and translate, always teaching them Chinese. It used to be Hangeng’s job and I think it wasn’t easy for you to take that place after he left. One might think it’s not that important, I mean, they have professional interpreters and all, but I don’t think so. My opinion is that what you’re doing is huge for everyone. Everyone feels more at ease because of you; the members who wouldn’t otherwise know what’s going on, the hosts who can’t explain themselves to the members, fans who eagerly wait for the members to say something. Thank you so much for your hard work.
I love the way you are. You’re funny in your own way; you’re talented; you’re not afraid to do your own thing. You’re captivating on stage, like I said earlier. But I also love your personality; you do seem like a really, really nice guy. Not that the other members look like bastards, but you just come off as a very kind person.
And I can’t help but admire you for what you’ve accomplished. Leaving your hometown in China, coming to Korea, joining a sub-unit of Super Junior, making it so big… Just wow. Not everyone could pull that off. Yet you’re so humble about it all. But even after all that you receive so much hateful words from people who claim to be SJ’s fans. That just kills me. I can’t believe the fans who keep banging on about “only 13” and telling you and Henry to get out. What’s wrong with them? Can’t they see how amazing you are? Are they blind? Do they have not ears? And do they not feel compassion? It breaks me to think how you must feel. You’ve been so hardworking yet still people refuse to recognize you and accept you. But you know what? They’re idiots. You can’t win them over. Let’s just forget about them. Because trust me, there’re people in this fandom who wouldn’t want to see you go away, people who honestly think you’re just as big part of SJ as anyone is. In my eyes, you’re part of this family and shall always be. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been here from the start or not, as long as you’re going to be here till the end, right?
Never let the haters pull you down. We’ve got your back, trust me. Never let them make you shine less brighter.
You really do bring light to my life just by being there, singing and dancing and doing variety shows and all that. I wish I’ll see you in SS5 in Europe, I really do. I’d feel terrible if you couldn’t come. I hope that petition is going to have some effect on this matter.
Happy birthday (even if it’s a bit late already), Gentleman Mimi! I hope this new year of your life shall bring you happiness, new opportunities, wonderful experiences and lots and lots of love ^^
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