No news is good news?

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You all know that English saying: “No news is good news.”

No news is good news.

Some definitions/explanations from various dictionaries:

– Having no information means that bad developments are unlikely, as in I haven’t heard from them in a month, but no news is good news. This proverbial phrase may have originated with King James I of England, who allegedly said “No news is better than evil news” (1616).
(The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms)

– Not hearing any news signifies that nothing is wrong.
(McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs)

– A lack of information about a situation suggests that nothing bad has happened.
(Wiktionary)

– Something that you say when you have not spoken to someone or heard any information about them and you are hoping that this is because nothing bad has happened to them, as in I haven’t heard from Johnny for over a week now but I suppose no news is good news.
(Cambridge Idioms Dictionary)

– Said to make someone feel less worried when they have not received information about someone or something, because if something bad had happened, they would have been told about it, as in We haven’t heard anything from the hospital today, but I suppose no news is good news.
(Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus)

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We haven’t had any news of PSH for a while.  What is he doing?  Where is he?  How is he?  Why hasn’t he appeared?  When will he surface?

We don’t know.  We won’t speculate or jump to conclusions.

And we don’t publish unsubstantiated rumors or create controversies or say/do something to goad him into action.

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PSH is not an airhead; he knows what he should do or not do.  Well, most of the time anyway.  He’s a survivor, so we don’t doubt he will make his comeback in his own time.

BUT, having said that, speaking from the point of view of fans, we would like to know: What the heck are you doing, PSH?  Don’t you know your “[an]other family” is concerned about your well-being?  Even if you are not at liberty to disclose your next move, can’t you at least post a few words or a couple of photos on Weibo, Twitter, Facebook, JOFC, SHR, whatever?

And what is the use of your management company Hoo Factory?  We see 3 names under HF in ENISHI, so presumably it is staffed.  Is your staff earning their keep?  Isn’t an actor’s MC supposed to liaise with fans, to keep them updated, to make announcements, to keep fans happy?  HF hasn’t even updated Facebook or Twitter in ages.

Communication is the key.  If communication breaks down, relationships end.  To be brutally frank with you: you’re losing fans — because you’re not keeping them as you should (even though we work our socks off and do our darnedest for you.)

We have an American member who was one of the earliest to join PSH4U.  She never left a comment but she carried on a regular correspondence with us.  She said she loved to read what we wrote, but she’s not sure whether she’s a PSH fan or a PSH4U fan.  Of course she’s a PSH fan (even if she didn’t know it.)  But she’s gone now.  And there’s another Australian lady who’s very shy but caring.  She could read our mood perfectly.  Every time someone wrote something unpleasant on our blog, she would immediately e-mail to give us moral support.  We don’t think she is with us anymore.  We can go on to cite another dozen or more such cases.

We’re hanging in here.  Do you realize how difficult it is to keep this blog going?  To publish at least 3 posts each day to entertain your fans?  To work minor miracles of 5 loaves and 3 fishes every day, that is, create something out of practically nothing?

We’re not complaining because we’re operating this blog for you of our own accord.  You’re not even aware of our existence.  We work very hard for you because we always work hard for causes we believe in.

We came close to shutting down several times in the past year — because of family illness.  We grit our teeth and soldiered on in the face of death because we still felt you’re worth it.

Are you?

So, Park Si Hoo:

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[ED: This is the only post we’ve ever published in our 3 2/3 years of existence that does not have a PSH photo, and the implication is obvious.]

(Credits: Photos from the internet. Thanks!)

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16 thoughts on “No news is good news?

  1. @HA – As I have said it before you ladies are PSH’s fairy godmothers! And we really appreciate all that you have done for him, especially under such difficult circumstances. I am sure he has plans, just that it might not be time to share as yet. So please don’t despair. Please take care of yourselves and family.

    Let PSH and HF sought themselves out. They are big boys so if they want to play in the big, bad entertainment world, they need to know what they are doing. Like you, I think HF needs to buck up. You know my thought on this one for the longest time. If CEO doesn’t know what he’s doing…let someone professional do the job!

  2. No PSH photo on our PSH4U today’s issue?
    That’s what the little cute kid is suggesting to us:”If you,PSH, don’t bother about your fans with a little news about you, then no photo on PSH4U !”
    “Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration.” [ M. Ch. Smith]
    Because the only true source of politeness is consideration for the others!
    And I think the only consideration for his fans is to let them know what’s about him for such a long time.
    In my people’s mentality, if you have no news from the dear ones for a long time, it means that something wrong has happened. And we are worried, we are getting in a panic, we are unhappy.
    But let’s take it that “No news is a good news!”, thinking that the interval of time without news about PSH is a good omen.That he is on his vacation, on a camp resting, on a travel outside the country, or working for a new project. And soon he will give us an important announcement!
    But at the same time:”Out of sight, out of mind!”, and that’s important to have everyday his photo on PSH4U, but not only. News, news, news!
    And I admire A. and H. for their great effort to bring us everyday comments, news, MVs etc about PSH, and that’s a very tiring work. And I thank them very much for their effort. “we…soldiered in the face of death because we still felt you’re worth it!”
    PSH, can you hear the voice of your fans, who are waiting a sign from you?
    “Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay!” [Sallust]

    Thanks A.and H. for this article, and take it easy! Soon we’ll have news from PSH!

  3. Two other sayings came to mind — “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” and “Out of sight, out of mind”. I hope the first is true for PSH and not the second. But fans can be fickle.

  4. P.S. @H.A.T., yes, PSH is still worth it. And that baby is so cute and cheeky!

  5. Being a fan of PSH is dealing with the fact there may be a long time of silences. Not every fan can deal with this and eventually moves on. You’ve mentioned this before @Ashley. In the end the core of fans will remain and new ones will gather as soon as there is a new Kdrama with PSH in the leading role again. I’ll keep faith and I’ll wait.

    This blog and all of your hard work, even when life of your own is tough to cope with, is keeping PSH’s “another family” together. My deepest appreciation for you @HA.

  6. Dear @HA, don’t worry too much. Let us give him some time to gather himself. It must be quite tiring for a celebrity to be in the limelight all the time. If he is taking a break, you should take a breather too. I check your blog everyday and if there is news of him, that’s good. If there isn’t, I can wait till there is. Thanks for your hard work. I, too deeply appreciate all the effort you put in for our PSH.

  7. Thanks to HA for keeping the blog when PSH was in his hard time and with no news about him for weeks and months several times during the last 2 years. Thanks to HA for maintaining the blog even when they are busy with family service!
    PSH definitely wants to keep his fans. He is smart and more mature now. He knows his present situation and the constraints. He would release news about him in appropriate time. Let’s be patient in waiting for the good news about him.

  8. @HA, thanks so much for keeping us going. We had a run of good news with awards, etc, I know we will have a run up to the start of Love after Love, so I understand PSH taking a break, but this seems like the place HF should step in with reports of activities to keep PSH’s name before the public. However, whether HF is doing its job or not, we appreciate the work you do. I’m sorry if some fans have left, but I can’t imagine missing a day of PSH4U! While PSH is quiet, maybe you could take Sundays off again & give yourself a break? We don’t want you to burn out!

  9. I just finished watching CDDA again and I enjoyed seeing Cha Seung Jo once more. We miss PSH so much and as Wilma says we have to deal with his long time of silences, but we will wait patiently for him. I would like to see him in another historical drama so hopefully we have good news before the end of this year.
    @HA thank you very much for keeping us updated, we will always be here.

  10. i just think that all is well for PSH and HF and that they are considering every side of the coin first before taking any major move. this is PSH’s critical return so that they are cautious now and have been planning things out to avoid any form of “hostility”. we all know how it had been for our star some time ago.
    or hopefully, i wish that PSH is at the homefront in Buyeo or that he is just recharging himself up before doing promotions for Love after Love.
    let’s wait for him. i’m sure that he will resurface soon with positive news about him.
    thank you ashley and hillary for keeping this blog for PSH!

  11. You’re doing a great job in keeping this website going, I just want to thank you for bearing the difficulties and continuing to post here. Even if there is no news, just knowing that there is psh4u is a relief and comfort for me.

  12. H.A. dearies, don’t worry so much about not getting any news about PSH. He might be doing something before he resurface with good news for all of us. Let’s all just wait patiently.
    Thank you for keeping this blog alive for PSH and all of us, our dear H.A. We are ever so grateful to you. Thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Shall always be here.

  13. Hi H.A. my apologies for being quiet for so long. While i may not be logging in, i manage to read your posts daily. Couldn’t thank you enough for all the efforts and love you’ve put into this blog. Appreciating your hard work is an understatement. Hopefully PSH will be back soon and big time!

  14. Dear H.A., your site is the sole source of information about PSH in my country. You make a great job! My daily practice is to enter the site and read the news about our hero. Even a small post about him make me happier and give me a hope that PSH will return to Korean screen. thank you very much. Pls take care.

  15. We wish to thank everyone who has left a comment here. It is fans like you who keep us going. We wish PSH appreciates you as much as we appreciate you.

  16. Only 5 days I couldn’t enter PSH4U , due to technical problems at my computer. My hard disk was broken. It was an ordeal to wait it work again. Not having news about PSH on PSH4U seems like I can’t breath, or eat or sleep.. That means that PSH4U is irreplaceble in my life , it means that PSH4U is unique for all of us, PSH’s fans.
    And I thank A.and H. for their effort to keep PSH4U the best blog every day because:
    “The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today!” [E. Hubbard]
    And I also think that if “no news , about PSH, it’s good news, in the near future”.

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