Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
My Autographed Poster & Autograph Pass
I admit, I was having second thoughts writing this Fan Account. Not for anything else but because there are many FAs already and we will be talking about the same thing but I realized, the things they wrote about were from their own experiences and from their own take on things. And I have written FAs for every FS, FM and event I have attended. Who am I to break tradition? Hehehe… AND the one thing that sealed the deal was sears’ note on one FA she posted on her blog [lovesears.blogspot.com]. I can never say NO to you sis… *sigh* *hugs*
[I decided to write my FA differently this time. I’ll write solely the ones where we saw him and had an encounter w/ him. Omitting details not relevant and I’m sure will only bore you :P kkk… And the names I’ll be mentioning will be from their twitter accounts :P]
April 22 – FS & Dinner
At around 2:30 pm, after freshening up and practicing a bit the FMD w/ lily_white20, coolapple913 & viv_suk, we decided to go down to the hotel lobby to wait for his arrival. As usual, a sea of eels were there already :D And my SeOUL Sisters arrived! *Hugs* *Squeals* *Pic-taking* We waited for more or less an hour? Can’t really remember since we were all so excited to see him again! We know he’ll be arriving in a white limousine [c/o SG eels] White carriage for the Prince!!!
Then, the moment we’ve been waiting for finally arrived! He went in surrounded by his usual entourage. Smiling and waving :D I have to admit, I can never get used to seeing him in person and up close! It’s like I’m in a trance… *finger snaps* Back to reality, he was in a rush and “as he breezed past us, the air was filled with the sweet scent of his perfume. Good things do come in pairs… food for the eyes enhanced with the allure of his sweet smell” I borrowed that line from MamaKay :D I couldn’t help it. MamaKay nailed it! Hehehe…
It was close to 4 pm by then and we had to go to Marina Square for the FS and have lunch there. Yes! We haven’t had lunch yet… Poor us! Hungry eels :P nikinov, peeseagull & Korfang decided to get their wrist passes[?] first then have lunch while shiro401, lily_white20, viv_suk [she got her wrist pass[?] already] and I decided to have our lunch. We learned that xjl_linda got the 2 pm flight so she’ll be able to make it to the FS & FMD! YEY!!!
After lunch, we went to the place where the FS & Photo-taking will be held. The barricades were placed already. The Auto-Pass holders will be on the left side while the Photo-Pass holders will be on the right, just like in HK FS last year. The Flash Mob dancers have secured a spot near the stage on the left side. Sweet!
Nikinov, peeseagull and shiro401 decided to go in already for the Photo-Pass but since lily_white20 and I were included in the FMD and there’s a SeOUL Sisters’ gathering, I had to wait. SeOUL Sisters set a gathering w/ some eels in McDonald’s @ 4 pm. Sorry to those who waited for us L After a while, ladymoon called me and that’s when we went to McDonald’s. We met some very nice eels there :D Photo-taking!!! It was great meeting all of you *hugs*
After some time, I went around looking for lily_white20 for the FMD. As we waited outside the barricade, she noticed that nikinov, peeseagull and shiro401 got front spots, she decided to go in as well :P I saw my SeOUL Sisters were in the Auto-Pass area already, so I decided to join them too :P I was thinking of what to say to viv_suk by this time :P hihihi…
The place was filling up! And you can sense the excitement :D Our Prince is coming!!! While I was looking around, that’s when I saw xjl_linda among the FMD dancers, she came right on time :D and when she saw me, she crooked her finger and mouthed, “come here”. hahaha… I joined her and the rest of the FMD dancers then :D No need to think of what to say to viv_suk :P At first, we were placed on the second row but we decided to move to the back. Less chance to see our faces! lol
Then the MC went onstage to say something. Welcoming all the people there and stuff. I think he went onstage thrice? I‘m not sure. The only thing I remember is to say “Yeow” when he asks, “What do Singaporeans want to say to Suk?” and the different countries he mentioned :P
On our left side, people were forming and cameras were being held up, that’s when we knew, he’s coming!!! After a while, screams… then we saw him :D He went in the small room @ the back of the stage. The MC then went on to say, “Who do you want to see?”, or something like that. Of course, we screamed, “Jang Keun Suk”. We did that thrice, I think.
Then our Prince went on the stage w/ the sweetest smile on his face :D He was interviewed by the MC then we shouted “Yeow” wherein he was supposed to reply with “Mong Mong” :P Anyway, there are video clips of it all so… While the anniversary cake was being presented, we were preparing ourselves for the FMD :D No need to go into detail about it ‘coz the only thing I really remember was the biggest smile plastered on his face while he was watching us particularly for the “Lettuce” part :P It was all worth it! To see him smiling & laughing so happily :DDD
After the FMD, I rushed back to my place in the Auto-Pass area. Among the SeOUL Sisters, sukageunsuk was the first one in the queue so, she’s the one who gave our “Diary Book” to Suk :D When it was my turn, I gave him the post-it note where we wrote down what we wanted him to write on our poster :D And just like last year in the HK FS, all the things that I wanted to say to him flew away! LOL I just stared @ him… writing… Then he looked up @ me, smiling… I thanked him then he shook my hand and said, “Thank you too! And see you in the show :D” I got the poster from him… Then it’s over! I went down. The security cut the wrist pass[?]
During all of these, my migraine was in full force so I’m not really myself :P Or it’s just Suk’s effect on his eels? Frozen eel? Dazed eel? Eel in a trance? LOL Anyway, afterwards, I went on the second level w/ MamaKay to see Taz and to get a better view. [*I didn’t take a single photo of him*] I learned that it’s better to see him through your own eyes than to see him through camera lenses :P
Things that stood out for me during the FS & Photo-taking:
*He hugged the 1st and last eel for the autograph signing.
*He hugged & gave special treatment to eels w/ kids :P Take note: He hugged the kid not the eel :P lol
* There was one eel who wanted to have 2 signed photos of him. Heung-Ro was getting ready to take the other photo so that Suk will not sign it when Suk got it from him and signed both photos and gave it to the eel :D Isn’t he just the nicest? :DDD
*The FS was really fast in SG this time around compared to his FS in SG & HK last year. Is it because he has a cold and needed to rest?
After the FS, we went to Indochine to have dinner and see Suk, of course! :P We were on the second level where the VIP room is located too. We ordered our food, ate, and chatted. Then coolapple913 & I decided to go to the restroom. As we were about to go behind the curtains towards the restrooms, coolapple913 held on to me and whispered, “It’s Suk!” so I turned around and there facing towards us, was Suk! He was talking w/ someone. I can’t remember who ‘coz I was just looking @ him :P Can you blame me? Then we ran to the restroom and screamed there! hahaha… We did our thing then went out again. We took a peek inside the VIP room and it seems they have all finished their dinner so we went back to our table. After a while, they went out and as they passed by our table, we said to Suk, “Bye” then shiro401 said, “Bye, cri~!” That’s when he looked at her & smiled. I can’t remember if he said, “Bye, cri~!” too. You guys have to ask her :P
We went out then and waited beside the road while their vehicles were still there. After they left, we got into taxis and headed for the hotel to finally REST & SLEEP.
[It’s past 2 in the morning now so I’ll have to continue this later. FA for the FM & Clubbing to follow…]
April 23 – FM, Dinner & Clubbing
We arrived in UCC @ around 6 pm. There were a lot of eels there already. We headed straight for the merchandise area but I saw that the JKS Shirts were already sold out [Pinoy eels asked me to buy for them] so I went in search of my SeOUL Sisters. Found them taking pics :D Photo-taking time!!! Then we queued for the lucky draw :P
Chatted with so many eels! It was so much FUN. Long lines were already forming for the entrance to the FM so we decided to queue as well. The show was supposed to start @ 7:30 PM but it was already that time and there are still a lot of eels outside! Security was really strict this time around :P They thoroughly checked the bags. Looking for cameras… And I had to leave a plastic bag outside ‘coz it had food & drinks, makkoli, to be exact. Gifts from ellin & nami :D Luckily, I got it when the show ended.
I will not include anymore a FA of the FM here. Aphrael77 wrote a detailed one. Pls. just check her blog: jangkeunsukforever.com :D But I just have to say this, It was AWESOME! I LOVE LOUNGE H :D
Ok. Before the FM started, we were instructed to just exit as quickly as possible and run towards the vans. We tried to do that but when we were running, we were distracted by some eels who were waiting @ the back of the FM venue. We went there and tried to see what was going on when we were called and told to hurry! Pali! Pali! Sorry :P hihihi…
So, we ran to the vans. There were 2 vans with our group. But I know there were more vans who were gonna chase him and some other eels who will use taxis. JKSHolic, shiro401, xjl_linda, nikinov, nitty, korfang & I were together in one van. We went to Jumbo Restaurant @ Clarke Quay. We noticed VIP rooms w/ CRE reservations :DDD We were waiting for our food when Suk and his entourage arrived. He was smiling and he looked like he was enjoying himself. We ate & chatted but we were always glancing towards the VIP room where he was in. After a while, he got out again. I don’t know what he did but he came back. Then, at one point, we heard shouts coming from their room then camera flashes. Looked like they were really having FUN! Glad to know that :DDD
After we finished dinner, we headed out then waited in the van. More eels were waiting outside so we then decided to go down from the van and wait with them. We positioned ourselves on the right side of his car where we can easily run towards the van when it’s time and see him clearly too when he goes out of the restaurant.
When he was coming out, the eels chanted, “PA PAPA PAPA” a couple of times :D He smiled @ that. Then when he got in the car, we went into the van. Clarke Quay it is then. We walked around… Then we got word he’s in Beer Market so we rushed there. I texted my SeOUL Sisters that he’s there. I had to use xjl_linda’s phone ‘coz mine was battery empty already :P Thank you for that, lin *hugs* Some eels were already there :D We got a table directly opposite theirs on the elevated part and for members’ only. We can see him clearly. Don’t ask me how we got it :P hihihi… lily_white20 is the one to ask :D
We saw him really enjoying himself and making those around him drink more :P hahaha… We ordered drinks too and I was getting tipsy. I kept on looking @ my watch ‘coz my flight was @ 6:00 AM and I had to be @ the airport by 4:00 AM :P and it was already 1:00 AND I haven’t packed yet… I was thinking of cancelling my flight if they don’t go home soon. YES! Cancel my flight… What was I thinking? Anyway, at one point, he went out of the partitions and danced a little :D We all screamed then! AND danced… He went back in and we continued to dance… hihihi…
Then at around 2:30[?], they left so we left too ‘coz I had to pack! :P When we got to the hotel, we waited for a bit more @ the lobby hoping to see him come in but we saw Jason so we know, he’s already in his room :P
As soon as we got in the room, I got all my things and packed. I arrived @ the airport @ 4:30 AM. Just in time!
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
It’s April 27 @ 1:42 am now. I can’t sleep. I’m still updating myself on Sukkie pics, vids & news from all sites. I’ve been back home for just a few hours. Almost 5 days have passed since the start of my “SSSS Escapade” Sukkie & Seoul Sisters in Singapore Escapade. Very apt, don’t you think so? keke… It was one of the most fun & craziest times I’ve had in a long while. But my heart is heavy right now and I don’t know why. Missing Sukkie & the SS? A big possibility…
Okay, enough with that, this is a fan account for the SS and not a journal entry, right? *winks*
April 22 – Arrived in SG @ 5 pm but was able to go to Burger King @ T2 around 5:45 pm, where I was supposed to meet-up with Star, Ester & Rachel so we can check-in together, little did I know that Star haven’t read my email yet so they went ahead [I learned of this later]. After waiting for 1 hour, I decided to go and check in @ the hostel. I had to go back to the airport for Mei [Suka] & Mein and of course, to see if we can catch a glimpse of Sukkie when he arrives in SG so I sent an sms to Taz asking if we’re going ahead with the plan and also if she can ask serene. It’s a GO! Yey! Met-up with Taz @ Eunos MRT Station. Serene caught up with us when we were about to go up to BK. First time meeting Serene in person. At last! keke…
Not long after that, I received an sms from Mei that a lot of eels are already waiting for Sukkie so what else to do? But run!!! hahaha… Received multiple sms from Mei to go to E24 but we can’t go in there. Lucky for her, shiro, tofu, and linda because since their flight was delayed, they can wait inside. They were waiting there with Maymay of Keunsukholic and other int’l eels. Was it fate? keke… Anyway, outside, taz, serene & I tried to find a good spot but it was mostly serene who ran around. Thank you sis Since there were so many eels already, we had to make do. While waiting for Sukkie’s arrival, we took pics of the eels there & of course, us three. We waited for about an hour? [I’m not too sure how long we waited] Then, we knew Sukkie arrived already because of the what? Of the shrieks of the fans, of course!!! It was rising in crescendo the nearer he got until it turned into screams. I promised myself I wouldn’t scream because we all know Sukkie ain’t too happy about screaming eels, right? But as soon as I saw Keun Sama, that promise was forgotten! Even before I set eyes on Sukkie, I was screaming! We have, after all, managed to get good spots because he looked at us as we were waving at him and he smiled that ‘SMILE’ and waved back at us! OMG! As soon as he passed by us, we ran outside to see him get in a Silver Benz. We stood behind the car hoping he will look back but there were a bunch of eels who were not exactly pounding but tapping hard on his window and the driver was having a hard time getting out of there. A security had to restrain the eels. There were about 10 or more eels near his window. That was some welcome… So, that’s Sukkie’s arrival. I heard from others that before he went out, he stood near the glass windows and waved to the eels.
The 'fanfare' died down and we went back inside to wait for Mei @ BK. I was so excited for the meeting of some of the Seoul sisters in person. Waaahhh… Mei finally arrived! It was so good to finally see her in person Hugs all around! Then it’s the live cbox with the four of us. Haha… Then, she gave us our shirts, showed our banner-cum-poster then discussion about the scrapbook. Mein will be arriving @ 12mn but Taz & Serene had to go home or else their parents will have their heads. Keke.. So, said goodbye to both of them with promises to see each other the following day, the Fan Signing Event @ IMM. Mei & I were like in the cbox, talked & laughed a lot while doing the finishing touches to the scrapbook.
April 23 - Mein arrived @ 1 am. We stayed there ‘til 5:30 am. Believe it! Hahaha… Talked, laughed & worked like old friends!!! We had a great time Went to the hostel @ 6 am to catch some sleep. Star, Ester, & Rachel were already there sleeping so no time for introductions. Sleep first! We woke up at 9:30. Had about 1 ½ hrs. of sleep. When introductions were over, we rushed to go to IMM but we had to wait for Dian so Star, Ester & Rachel went ahead.
As soon as Dian arrived, off we went to IMM. But we forgot to bring the banner-cum-poster so Mein & Dian had to go back to the hostel to get it while Mei & I looked @ the Garden Plaza where the Fan Signing was to be held. It was just noon but some eels were already there q-ing, sitting on the ground and I must say, I salute them! It was so hot & humid there, I don’t think I could’ve done what they did. Mei & I rushed back inside the mall because it was so hot outside and we decided to look around for supplies. We weren’t able to make a decision so we just decided to eat lunch first. Then went back to supplies hunting, Mein & Dian arrived after awhile. Got their opinion and finally bought the one thing we were missing. While they were eating their lunch, we got to work on the banner-cum-poster @ BK, again! Haha… Tada! Mama Kay finally arrived. Wheee! Chatting non-stop, of course! It felt like old friends and not online friends who were meeting-up for the first time. Then, serene called and told us that FM Goodies are being sold.
Here's a photo Mama Kay took during the Fan Signing event:
Mama Kay took this photo when Sukkie came out of the resto:
After dinner, we waited for him outside the resto with other eels Mein was infront of the resto’s entrance and close to Sukkie’s car while Mama Kay, Serene, Mei & I were on the other side of the road facing the resto. It was a small street so it was still very close. He got out of the resto after an hour, I think. Mein, You weren’t able to take a good pic of Sukkie, right? He was right in front of you! keke.. Anyway, you’re forgiven ‘coz not one of us got a good pic when Sukkie was in front of us. So close! Argh… All blurred pics Sorry, SS! Anyway, after he got in the car, we were rushing to our own vans and continuing with the chase.
Here's a vid and a photo that Mama Kay took when Sukkie arrived @ Ritz Carlton:
We all were dropped off @ the City Hall MRT Station. Went to our hostel, exhausted and dizzy because of lack of sleep but after taking our showers, refreshed, we were all talking non-stop and laughing! Star, Ester & Rachel were in a different van so they also shared their own encounters with Sukkie. After 2 hours, we felt the pull of the bed and decided to sleep. I wasn’t feeling that sleepy yet so I still worked on the scrapbook for awhile but went to sleep after 30 mins. LOL!
April 24 – Btw, I just remembered, when we were running inside the mall towards the parking lot after the fan sign, we saw Sukkie’s parents inside the mall, sitting. Mei stopped a few feet away from them and not being obvious, let them look @ our banner! Hahaha… Nice move, mei *winks*
We arrived @ Suntec around 10:30 am but we had to buy some stuff for the Sukkie gift box and also a gift for Keun Sama as well. We were rushing ‘coz we know how early eels were planning to queue. We ran to the Rock Auditorium and saw the queue has already snaked to the stairs until 2nd floor emergency exit, I think. We found a spot, a ‘lil corner on the 2nd floor emergency exit. At 11:30, I received an sms from sears asking where we were. We were only a few mins. ahead of her. Even in that hot and humid place, we were still having so much fun and taking pics left and right. LOL! We can really survive anywhere! A lot of eels keep on coming and two security men keep on checking the queue, after awhile, they decided to let the eels after us to queue outside the door and into the mall. BUT @ around 1 pm, the queue became chaotic and everyone was running towards the entrance to the Rock Auditorium. Ayyayyay! We don’t know what happened :( Anyway, we were able to queue not that far from the entrance so it’s still okay.
The FM goodies were being sold inside so a lot of eels keep on going in. We were all standing. After about an hour, the eels all decided to seat so we asked those behind us to move backwards because it’s gonna be a long wait. There were a lot of complaints and side comments but we had to seat, of course! It was only 2 pm. We can’t all stand that long. After we have all settled down, Mei & I decided to finish the scrapbook. Since we took pics of the FS yesterday, we all decided to put our pics in there as well so Sears and Mama went to have those pics developed and we also asked Serene who was still not there to have some pics developed as well. Suddenly, there were shrieks and shouts, we ran to see what it was all about. We saw Keun Sama near the entrance and so near! Mei! Waaahhh… SS, Mei and I are crushing on Keun Sama! hahaha… The eels in front said Sukkie took a peep from the curtains and smiled! We missed that. Oh well… We got back to our places. Serene arrived after awhile Sears & Mama came back as well. The pics will be developed in an hour so they’ll just get it later. So, we had to wait. The table for the FM goodies was taken outside. After an hour, we got the pics and started to work on the scrapbook. The Seoul Sisters were attracting a lot of attention. The video man who’s always accompanying Sukkie everywhere, he took a video of us, with the banners and scrapbook. He also asked us to flip the pages of the scrapbook and he recorded it up close. Waaahhh… I don’t want to know what he’s going to do with it or WHO he’s going to show it to!
A staff from Tree J who was selling FM goodies started singing in front of us. The eels cheered him on and applauded. Was it a prelude? hahaha… After awhile, the eels in front of us started to stand and run, so we followed suit. It was chaos! The time when we’re gonna see Sukkie perform is nearing! We were all pushed and squeezed! We were given star-shaped colored papers and asked to write our hp nos. Sukkie’s dad came out and started taking a video of the eels q-ing. He’s such a jolly person! Now, I know where Sukkie got his personality from. keke… Then we were given post-its to write our questions for Sukkie and stick it on a large cardboard. We saw some Korean eels put on pig-rabbit costumes. So cute!
Then the VIP ticket holders started to enter the auditorium. After awhile, it’s our turn, OMG! Every ‘lil step we took, we were pushed from behind! My back ached… All for Sukkie! Almost all of the security men were @ their limit. As one eel in front of us started to complain, the security man [I think, he’s the head], shouted @ her and said to her, “Just shut up”, among other things. It’s not fitting to write here. *winks* There were a lot of pushing until the end. Haiz… We were given a small card. It’s an electromagnetic wave shield with JKS’ imprint! I’m not going to use it. LOL!
At last, we’re inside! We got fairly good seats :) Since there are a lot of fan accounts of the actual FM, I’ll skip that part ‘coz it’s going to a longer fan account that it already is. keke...
I’ll just say this, we chose to love the right STAR
There are already a lot of FM pics so I'll not be posting anymore...
“Chasing Sukkie” [2nd night]
This night made it all worth it!!! :)
After the encore, we ran towards the van. People in Suntec were looking @ us like we were crazy. I wanted to tell them, YES! We’re crazy eels… LOL! We were in a different van. We waited for about 30 mins. then we were moving. I noticed there weren’t any other eels’ vans around us and I kept thinking, were we on the right direction? After 15 mins., we turned left, we were about to back out of the street when we saw a van which we thought was another eels’ van so we followed BUT lo and behold, the people who came out were security men and Sukkie’s coordi noona. Jackpot!
A black TINTED sedan followed and we rushed to it. It parked near the back entrance of Long Beach Resto. OMG! Keun Sama came out and of course, Sukkie! We were the only eels there. 8, to be exact. We called Keun Sama! He smiled and nodded then we said Hi to Sukkie. He was so close. He turned to us and nodded then said “Hi”, then he smiled the “SMILE”! OMG! Then as he was entering the resto, Mei called out, “Enjoy your food, Keun Suk”, he waved again. :)
We went inside the resto just to use the restroom, nothing more, guys *winks* We want Sukkie to enjoy his dinner in peace. The other vans arrived. We waited there for 3 hours, I think. We ate dinner as well. We got to congratulate Kit, the fan whose hp no. was the luckiest! keke… Mein and Serene talked to Sukkie’s driver. Serene found a treasure which you have to ask her about ‘coz I don’t think I can write it here. keke… A source said that Sukkie and company were already drinking beer inside Long Beach Resto. No confirmation but his coordi noona went out to get something from the van and came back in. His parents left first. Then after awhile, Sukkie came out with a mask on. We said Bye and he nodded and smiled then got in the car. We rushed to our vans. Most of the eels who were there plan to go clubbing. Mei, Serene, Dian, Maymay, Maymay’s friend, and I decided to go home after following Sukkie to St. James.
A lot happened @ the club while Mei & I were @ the hostel. We learned of this through calls from Mein who were with the other eels @ the club but since I didn’t experience it first hand, I can’t write it here. Sorry :(