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Park Bogum’s Oh Happy Day fm in SG 1

Oh my god. How am I going to do this? Alright alright. Got to start somewhere right?

The prep: I joined the PBG SG fanclub FB group and set up a twitter account JUST for this fanmeet. I had to be in the loop with regards to fan events and Bogum’s schedule etc. Sigh. Twitter is soooo distracting, especially since Bogum himself it there. Arghhhh.

There was a postcard fan event which I participated in. I wanted to let Bogum know what is really memorable to me, what really inspired me. That is Youth Over Flowers, Africa. It is only a small exaggeration to say that that programme (and the drama Reply 1988) changed my outlook on life. So…I printed out 10 postcards and used the YOF desert one for the fan event.
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I hope he reads it. I not only love Bogum, I love Kyungpyo, Jaehong and Junyeol too. Slightly less though, I must admit. They are all such good people.

Day o: I arrived at Star Vista VERY early to hand my postcard to the good people at Bogummy_sg.  There was already a crowd outside the theatre. Bogum’s manger Kwangjoon and bodyguard walked past me. Some girls let out a squeal and started following them around. Erm, what for? Met up with Serene at 4+. We were grumbling that there were no standees or posters or anything for us to take pictures with! Too early for dinner so we stuffed our tummies with mini buns.

Stef arrived and we went downstairs to take picture of this:

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Pathetic right? That’s the only thing we could find to take a picture of.

Dropped my ticket stub into the box and hoped for the best. *sings ‘pick me pick me pick me up!’*

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Once I entered the Star Theatre, I loved it. It was so nicely done up and look at that stage! My heart did a little squeal when I saw Bogummy’s picture on the big screen! And yes! The colour theme is BLUE!

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The usher led us to our seat. Row CD. I had never walked so much to the front of a theatre before. To our surprise, we were seated in the FIRST row! OH MY GAWD! FIRST! I jumped around, unable to contain my excitement. Ok, we just had to take pictures!

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10 minutes to 6pm. We were shown videos of his gorgeous gorgeous Elle photoshoot and clips from Reply 1988 and Moonlight Drawn by Clouds. The Elle photoshoot is one of my favorite. I thought the no photography rule would be strictly enforced later on, so I just snapped a few pictures for keepsake. :p

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Turned out we could take pictures! YAY! There were security walking around but they didn’t stop us from snapping pictures with our phones. They were pretty strict with cameras and videos I think.

Usually, I will sigh and dismay at the poor quality of a phone camera but hey, we’re at the first row baby! So, although resolution was poor but the pictures all turned out ok!

I’m not going to write a long-ass fan-account because I’m going to post all the fancams later on. So, here are some pictures of the man himself singing his first song of the night – Swallowing My Heart (Moonlight OST). He did exceptionally well! I think his singing form peaked in Singapore. YESH!

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Yes, he was waving at me! But of course my eyes were on the phone at that moment, instead of locked with his. Well, you can’t have the best of both worlds!

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He came by our side very often. From my memory and the fancams, I am quite sure he favored our side more. Now that I think about it, he was so frequently just about 2 metres away from me! Omo omo. When will I get a chance like that again. When???? *cries*

Bogum left the stage to change. Cue congratulary video from his friends. Usually, these videos are fillers and I tend to get bored watching them. But this one was so full of big shots! There were Kwangsoo (Aha! The guy Joongki chose over poor Bogummy! Haha), BTS, Jongkook (SPARTAAA), Jinyoung (LOVE HIM!), Cha Taehyun (fan since My Sassy Girl) and of course, Song Joongki!

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They all praised Bogum to the sky. Walking angel, pillar of the company etc…I’m glad he has so many good friends in the industry. I will post a fancam of this congratulatory video too.

-end of part 1-

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The plane that crash landed

I am still getting over the high that is Park Bogum’s fanmeet a week ago. There’s too much to write and document. I will slowly get to that. But first, let me tell you the story of a plane that malfunctioned and crash landed.

Long story short. At one of the fans’ request ie the girl sitting beside me, bless her for such a refreshing request), Bogum flew 5 paper planes into the audience. The first was dedicated to the said fan, let’s call her T. Because of T, Bogum looked our way a lot during that segment.

He prepared 4 more of such handsigned planes, albeit with no personal messages, to give out to fans. For the first one, he came to our section again. He said he wished the plane would reach the 2nd level. We were at the first row by the way, so I thought I’d never get it. Anyway, I already got the photo-op. I was sure I had maxed out my luck with Bogum.

He flew the plane right in front of me. I turned, trying to find which lucky girl got it. Then, I felt a thud on my forehead. What? Can this be..? No way… I looked down in front of me and there was the plane, resting by my foot, between me and T. NO.FREAKING.WAY.

I picked it up and there Bogum was, smiling apologetically at me. I heard him say sorry to me. I turned to Serene and Stef and they looked at me in disbelief, both saying how lucky I was. I know right. What are the odds? And to have Bogum making that eye-contact and speaking to me?? Priceless.

It all happened in a matter of seconds. Some parts of it are still vividly etched in my mind, but the others are a blur. I’m very happy to find fancams of the moment.

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You can imagine how high I was that night. I really really did not expect this. Not in my life. Oh my gawd, my precious paper plane.

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My kids pointed out how very lucky I was since T already had a plane herself and she wouldn’t need to fight me for this blue one. Serene pointed out how this one dove down straight to me. For the others, fans had to kind of grapple for it. I picked mine up without competition. *gasp*

I have always had bad luck when it comes to lucky draws and such. Seems like this Rooster year is a good one for me? Or maybe, it’s just….my destiny….?

Haha.

See you soon, Bo Gum!

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Yes I am attending the fanmeet. Those who know me will know I’m a huge TVXQ fangirl and I don’t follow just any artiste. I mean, so far…. it’s only Yunho and Changmin. And recently, Park Bo Gum!

I am drawn to his spectacular acting skill, his talent in music and emceeing and his very endearing and angelic personality. I mean, have you watched him on Youth Over Flowers, Africa and 2 Days & 1 Night? How charming is he!

And have you watched him act in Reply 88, Moonlight Drawn by Clouds and I Remember You? Totally different roles and he nailed every one. Such a talent. I mean, seriously, he’s the only  actor I look forward to watching, just solely for his acting, after Tony Leung Chiu Wai. And what about his conducting scene in Cantabile Tomorow? He totally aced it!

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To top that off, he is musically inclined. And I will say his piano skill is pretty good. For sure, he plays by ear, has good tone and dynamics and his arrangements usually have a slight jazzy feel. Ya, he plays a lot. He’s been playing and singing at all his fanmeets, at award shows, in commercials etc. He’s good. And guys who sing and play a musical instrument always make me swoon. I mean, he even played the cello himself in Cantabile Tomorrow. Kill me right now. Oh, I love My Person too. Granted, he is not an ace singer yet, but his voice is soothing and sincere. I like it.

His singing has been steadily improving, thanks to all the practice he gets from the fanmeets. I am in love with his rendition of Rainy Blue the Tokyo fanmeet.

He speaks adorable english, is extremely sweet and humble, down to earth, hardworking… Plus, he is quite an amazing emcee. Watch him at Music Bank and the many many year end award shows. Hiyoh, how to not love him?

I know a lot of ladies who change ‘Korean hubbies’ (their term, not mine! I don’t call them hubbies. I don’t even call them oppas. Haha) every drama. I never do that. Like I said, so far, it’s just Changmin, Bogum and Yunho. Ok, right now, that order is right. Haha.

So, the fanmeet is this Saturday, 18th Feb, which is also Changmin’s birthday! But the action starts tonight. AIRPORT TIME! Of course I have to attempt some pictures of Bogum, though it’s going to be tough. I am expecting a big crowd. Oh gawd, please let me succeed…

Then tomorrow… tomorrow is exciting. Because….. PHOTO-OP time! Lucky me won the photo-op lucky draw so I get to take a group picture with Bogummy tomorrow! *gasp*

You don’t know how many times I refreshed Unusual’s FB page the day results of the lucky draw was to be released. I thought that I would not win it. I have never won any lucky draws. When TVXQ came for the Shilla Fanmeet, Audrey, Serene and Ruth ALL won tickets. Only I didn’t. Luckily I still got to go.

So, imagine my surprise when I clicked on the results and saw my ticket number there. MY TICKET NUMBER! Oh. My. Gawd. I had to screencap the result and send to my friend to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.

I am writing so much because I know I will be a goner after the photoshoot and fanmeet. So I should at least write down how I feel now, when I’m still sane… Look out for my fanaccount!

Ko Kyung Pyo is in town!

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.
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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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See what I mean? I really wished I had my camera with me.

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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.

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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?

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