Teukie has been doing some self-censoring (again!) over the last two days or so and the casualties of this ‘clean-up’ seems to be his honey-dipped, sugar-coated tweets to Sora. I am hazarding a guess that this is a result of all those “I hate Sora!” tweets to him. That and she is already following him on Twitter now, just like he wanted, so they can possibly chat all they want between themselves without being bothered by antis. Ahh, the beauty of the function known as ‘DM’. Let us just hope that Teukie is more adept at DM than he is at posting clickable Twitpic links on tweets. But that is another story for another day.
More importantly, thanks to the wonders of modern technology (and moderately tech-savvy busybody fans like myself), there still remains, documentation of his tiredness-induced aegyo explosions at Kang Sora.
It all started out with this particular tweet which seemingly came very much out of the blue:
Translation: [I am] Your fan~^^ Sora ssi kk kk
Maybe not quite so out of the blue if we take into account that Sora had said herself at the Blue Dragon Film Awards on 25 November 2011 that her dress for the occasion was selected with him in mind. So was he was returning the favour by pledging fan allegiance with her? (Not that he has not done it previously by slipping mentions here and there on ‘Sukira’). But who knows really.
What we do know though, is this: If you think back to the night of 20 November 2011 when he had so dramatically presented her with a ring during his solo set in the middle of the Super Junior concert, thus causing both pro and anti fans to go berserk in their respective polar-opposite ways. That delicate band of metal which he slipped on her finger gave the antis all the motivation that they needed to go all out against Sora and from what I have seen and heard, they REALLY went at her.
What really impressed me with this was that Teukie opted to start reaching out to Sora publicly via Twitter during a time when she was suffering from this huge backlash from fans. In my opinion, he was taking an obvious stance in the situation by tweeting a cute tweet to her whilst she was being hated on by his fans. The message sent was short, simple but very clear: he has got her back and is on her side. That these people are hating on her and he still pops up online in the midst of his packed schedule to show public support for her is probably worth all the couple rings in the world. But I guess it did not quite work out for him since the tweet garnered no response from Sora. Or did it?
Teukie’s next tweet that came about 7 hours later was this:
Translation : This is Taiwan!! The concert is going from Korea, then Singapore, then Thailand, then Malaysia, then coming back to Korea.. Such a long journey~^^ [picture link omitted] **
And this gets a response!
Granted it came almost 12 hours later but it was a response nonetheless. (You can see the flow through the second screencap by reading bottom up).
Translation : That would be tough on you… ㅜㅜ Hwaiting! Go go!~^^ **
What got me happy about this was that (1) Teukie’s effort in communication was not in vain and (2) Sora was obviously looking his Twitter page up at the time since she responded to a general tweet of his and not the one that was specifically for her.
Our man was obviously encouraged since he followed up with this:
Translation : I’m going back to Korea. You said you’ll be going to Singapore, right??^^ I think I would arrive there at the same day..ㅠㅠ I’ll be glad to greet you (there)!! Anyway, when will we follow each other..? I’m gonna be mad if you left me alone ㅋㅋㅋ **
First request for her to follow him aside, the whole tone of his tweet was very light and conversational without any trace of awkwardness. But more than that, I was amused by his phrasing. There is an air of a certain boyishness to it that is kind of sweet and cute, and it really feels of aegyo. So adorkable our Teukie is!
And it did not end there. Guess who he ‘reports’ to first upon arrival in Singapore?
Translation : Sora ssi I have [just] arrived kk kk Ah Sleep[ing] ㅠㅠ…
Translation : You must be tired… See you later! Performance hwaiting~~!! ***
As a Dimple fan, there were so many awesome things about this exchange and again, Teukie’s phrasing and tone had this childlike tinge to it. It came through feeling that because he was tired, he wanted a bit of attention as well. Which makes me wonder sometimes, after reading back on his tweets to Sora, as to who the baby in their relationship is. This is in no way a complaint of any sort mind you. Teukie is normally the one that does the taking care of so it is perfectly fine if he wants attention and to be taken care of as well for a change. It is just amusing to me because this side of him is REALLY adorable! The ‘I want to pinch your cheeks’ kind of adorable! ^^ I just wish that it did not take him to be worn out to this extent before this sort of adorableness came out. T_T
In any case, the next tweet that Teukie sent to his Sora was a couple days later, and most of us by now should already know what that one says even without translation:
And the rest, as they say, is history.
Out of all the tweets captured on this page, 2 have been deleted: The tweet telling Sora that he had arrived in Singapore and was tired, and the last tweet asking Sora to follow him on Twitter.
There was another tweet of his from 25 November 2011 that was deleted, one that he wrote completely in English that read “U are the one!!!^^“. This I did not manage to screencap before Teukie removed it because I did not see it as being all that significant. There are Dimple fans who speculated that the statement referred to Sora and I guess that since the tweet was cleared together with the other ‘cuter’ tweets to her, it can be inferred that yes, he was in fact referring to her. Personally, I would take this stand with a large pinch of salt because the statement was very ambiguous and with such statements, only the maker will truly understand the meaning and direction of it. For the rest of us, everything is just pure conjecture and personally, I would rather focus on the more evident, substantial aspects of things.
If you have been following Teukie for a while, you will notice that he does not really tweet people directly. Tweeting individuals is a rare occurrence in Teukie’s Twitter world so the mere fact that he tweeted Sora direct, and more than once even before they followed each other on Twitter, can be said to be quite significant a gesture in itself. That he took the initiative to follow her and even asked her twice to follow him is something worth chewing on. In fact, I do not think that it would be far-fetched to conclude that this whole Twitter episode can be safely labelled as evidence that yes, Teukie does like Sora (be it romantic or otherwise) and there can be no doubt about it.
** Translations by: @sujunesia
Shared at sup3rjunior.wordpress.com by supergirlRain
*** Translation adapted from: stars4u @ soompi