I mean, he was. He arrived at our sunny little island on Friday. And I was there at the airport with Calynn, to welcome him. Well, not exactly. We aren’t fans, just there for fun. I was mainly there to take pictures. Haha.
Don’t know who he is? He’s Sun Woo in Reply 1988 (just the greatest k-drama ever!), and apparently a very gorgeous second male lead in Jealousy Incarnate. I haven’t watched that. Watched him in Cantabile Tomorrow, Coin Locker Girl and the variety show Youth Over Flowers – Africa where he went on a road trip with the Reply boys. I so love those boys. Such good boys. So yeah, I like him a fair bit.
Ok. I want to write a proper fan account. Scroll down for pictures.
Thursday night, I was actually scrolling through Park Bogum’s FB fanpage when I saw a video of him and other Reply cast congratulating Kyung Pyo on his first Sg fanmeet. What? Sg? A bit of searching later, I realised his fanmeet was on Saturday and I also found his flight details. It’s at night, it’s Friday… Hmmm. I could perhaps… go? Jio-ed Calynn and she was on.
Friday. On the way to the airport, I googled for Song Seung Heon’s flight details. I knew he had a fanmeet on the same day as Kyung Pyo and was just being nosey. Alamak! Song Seung Heon (for some reason, I cannot name Song Seung Heon without his surname) and Kyung Pyo were on the same flight! I’m not a fan of Song, but it’s still pretty exciting! 2 stars coming at the same time!
Calynn and I chatted over tea at Hello Kitty Orchid Garden first, since it was still early. Erm, I was a bit underwhelmed by the cafe. Stuff there are crazy expensive.
We wondered if there would be a crowd to welcome the 2 stars as we slowly walked to the arrival gate. A barricade was already up, so we waited there. That was when the fun began. We tried to guess which fan was there for who. A malay guy fan of Kyung Pyo started chatting up other people. “Who are you here for? Song Seung Heon? I’m here for Ko Kyung Pyo.” The auntie had a blank look on her face. I guess she hadn’t heard of the young actor. Haha.
There was a group of young guys with lenses, who intrigued us. Why were they there? Why would they be interested in Song Seung Heon and Ko Kyung Pyo? So I did what I did best, eavesdrop. A group of aunties (Song’s fans) apparently asked them who they were waiting for. “Oh? So yours are on the 9.45 Asiana flight? Not like the other on SQ! I see.” WHAT???? More celebrities are arriving? What is happening???
Using my very powerful eavesdropping skill, I gathered Davichi was also coming that night. Oh my gawd. What luck!
More and more people came. Some clueless passersby asked the people behind us who we were waiting for. “Who? Korean actor? What drama? Orhhhh… that guy….” Past arrival time. Everybody was on their toes. Just one scream or squeal was enough to send everyone there into a frenzy. Where? Where? Which one? Turned out there were groups of youngsters waiting for the arrival of their friends. Us two just kept laughing at the commotion.
And finally, I saw a very tall guy in stripes… and wondered if he was…. Then, people started screaming and running to the other side where Belt 46 was. Fine, I’ll bite. Calynn stayed put in case our space got taken up. Everybody at Belt 46 there was waving and clicking frantically. Frankly, it was so blardy far I had to look at their handphone screens to know which person to aim at.
As suspected, it’s this guy in stripes. (Well, he’s the only one tall enough to be him) This girl who was clicking non-stop beside me, starting laughing and said “What if he is not Kyung Pyo? He looks kinda confused.” You mean you didn’t confirm he’s him before you waved and clicked? Lol. By the way, what kind of fashion is that? All in stripes!
This ‘guy in stripes’ was looking around, like he wasn’t sure how to respond to this group of people crazily trying to get his attention. Not me hor. I was calm and composed.
I went back to Calynn, chuckling, not knowing if I had indeed taken pictures of the actor. Checked my camera, zoomed….. Oh yeah! It IS him. Haha.
Finally, he arrived at the exit looking very stunned to see so many people there. Lol. Just look at him. Haha.
The malay fan shouted: OH MY GOD! IT’S KYUNG PYO! I had moved in front by then and managed a weak hello. No worries, I didn’t call him oppa. I didn’t shout his name. Haha. As I said, I was there to take pictures.
He seemed to be in a daze, and was walking somewhat awkwardly.It looked like he was coming towards us to greet us but the security guards swooped in and swished him away at lightning speed. It was no joke ok. I thought they were The Flash. He walked much faster than Yunho and Changmin that time. I couldn’t keep up.
Half the crowd went away after Kyung Pyo left. Wow. So many were there for him? Song still didn’t show. In the state of confusion, people in front started snapping pictures again. I followed suit, while trying to make out who it was. By the time I realised Davichi just walked past me, it was too late. I didn’t get any shots of them. Mainly because they were so tiny! I jokingly told Calynn that I am always awed by how tall the male celebrities are in real life, and how short and small the females one are. 😛
People started moving away to another section of the airport. By moving, I mean running. Soon, I found myself running too. Realising that it was impossible for Song to come out at an exit without barricade, I started heading back. Met Calynn in the middle. We were going to take our own sweet time when I turned around and saw the same big group of fans running towards us. Oh my!
After some running and lots of laughing, we decided to call it a day. That was her first celeb airport experience and she agreed it was very fun.
Saturday. Haircut ended earlier than expected. Wanted to do a bit of CNY shopping. So I decided to head down to Suntec City where Kyung Pyo would make a short appearance at 5:5 FiveFiveKr.
He walked up from behind me. Then passed me by, just one arm’s length away. Wah! So handsome!
The store has an open concept. Great! Fantastic photo opportunity! But boohooo, I did not have a camera with me. Luckily, I had my iPad. At least it takes better pictures than my handphone.
He walked around the store, looking pretty overwhelmed. In fact, the staff had to keep asking us to cheer loudly for him because he was very shy. Ok, I won’t lie. I was basically hyperventilating the whole time.
See what I mean? I really wished I had my camera with me.
Second outfit! I love this! He looks so good after he slimmed down. No doubt he was already blessed with good height, long legs and a pleasing face.
Bye Kyung Pyo!
Photos of Korean stars always garner a tremendous response online. It’s so fun to chat with friends whom I don’t even know watch Kdramas, and whom I had never even chatted with online. And it’s always amusing to me, to watch fans in action, eavesdrop on gossips and laugh at their antics.
That’s why I love being a fangirl, or pretending to be one. It’s just unadulterated fun and the feeling of being young again.
I’ve had friends requesting for me to take more pictures for them. Woo Bin… Park Bo Gum… Well, if the timing fits, I will. But right now, I just cannot seem to find Woo Bin’s flight details….Anybody knows?