Cross Gene Asia New Year Message
2016 as a year has been a bit of a tough year. The staff at CGA has had their share of hyper demanding times during 2016 and we’ve seen some leave and others unable to keep up with their lives and how busy Cross Gene can be.. and we apologise for the sporadic, sometimes single membered nature of our updates as we have struggled to keep up with everything.
However while 2016 was demanding, and rough.. it also had some incredible highs.
We brought Cross Gene the closest they had ever been to a win, one of two amazing comebacks that they blessed us with in 2016.. And who could argue that Ying Yang wasn’t a high all on its own? lol. We got two incredible albums, including their first full album, as well as the Photobook from which many nose bleeds resulted.
Casper’s Movie finally hit the big screen, Seyoung finally got that OST we’ve all been screaming for him to get, Shin is back to acting like everyone has dreamed of, Takuya and Yongseok both took the stage in musicals and Sangmin has been teasing us with MOTF and still has the brightest smile in the known universe.
The only thing really missing was some form of Ying Yang dance video *side eyes amuse*.
It was great personally too.
In June and July of this year I got to travel to Singapore and Japan, and in that time I met the most amazing people.
But best of all I got to meet our boys. They truly are just pure love and so eternally grateful to all their fans for everything that they do. I spent over 4 years as a fan of Cross Gene, and deeply committed to supporting Cross Gene in every way that I could before I had the pleasure of meeting the boys, and now having done so I can say whole heartedly that I do not regret a single second of my life spent on them. They were worth everything I could do and so much more. I am not even sure if I can adequately word how sweet and loving they were, but know that you are loved and loved dearly by every single member. I hope that they do get to travel the world and meet every CandY that loves them, and then every CandY can also see how they love them in return.
Also I hope that some of you are lucky enough to be able to travel and meet other CandY overseas as there are some amazing, beautiful and welcoming CandY and I wouldn’t trade those fans for all the candy in the world.
Cross Gene Asia has had its moments, and I have had a lot of stress when I was unable to create the kind of site I had hoped to give to all CandY to help them learn about, enjoy and support our boys. But the staff are not ready to give up on it that dream, so we are hoping to be able to move forward into 2017 and finally reach that goal.
For this, we will need to look into getting more staff. CGA was run on the basis that each member of Cross Gene has a staff member that looks after their updates. This is why sometimes it will seem that one member is getting more attention than the others, because the other staff are busy with their lives. But for the sake of the site and its ability to best support Cross Gene, it needs to move forward from this and into a different format so that we can ensure we are supporting Cross Gene to the best of our abilities.
It was heartbreaking to lose some staff as they were so incredible with keeping their updates going. Many thank you’s to Amy and X for all the time and effort you put into CGA over this past year. I am forever grateful. I wish you both the best for the new year.
We have many lofty goals for 2017, not the least of which is making sure Cross Gene achieve the recognition they have long deserved. We wish to help ensure their success this year and well into the future.
Keep finding CandY, wherever they are, and bring them together so that we are all be ready when the time comes. We will be our strongest if we work together.
Cross Gene only have CandY.. We are their strength and so we all need to be strong for them.
I wish for everyone to have a much more amazing 2017, and of course for us to finally help Cross Gene achieve their first win.
And thank you all for your support of Cross Gene Asia over the past year. We hope to provide better for CandY in the future.
Details on how to apply for staff positions will follow soon.
Wishing you all the best for the new year!
PS: Sorry I am so wordy….