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2011 is indeed an awesome year for Kim Hyun Joong fans in Singapore, because he not only came during August for the TFS event, he also came for MAMA 2011 in Singapore!
Sadly, MAMA2011 is not so good for me, because while the hype is going on, I am forced to burrow my head in my notes studying hard for the finals, and on the day of MAMA on 29 November, I have two examination papers, one even ending at 7pm. So I gave up the ticket my friend bought for me, and had no choice but to accept the fact that for once, luck has finally run out for me, and I cannot attend MAMA. It was quite a difficult decision, because the fact that Ahlia is coming makes everything even more difficult to resist! We all wanted to meet for so long and finally, an opportunity, yet the looming examinations is making everything so hard for me. All I had to look forward to is a night over at Marine Bay Sands (MBS) with Ahlia, the hotel where Hyun Joong is staying, after my 29th November examinations.
But it turned out to be such an amazing night! We were just happily hanging out at the Skypark Pool, because we really want Ahlia to see the view from there at night, and it was such a breeze night yesterday! I was totally enjoying the breeze until I notice Min and Jia from Miss A walking by, and I was asking Ahlia if she knows these people (Omg she actually said she doesn’t know) until they’re closer and I realized they’re indeed Min and Jia from Miss A!
But that’s nothing much because I’m not really a fan… the next person to pass us is Simon D, whom I can barely recognize either, but the name and his face is familiar because he appeared in Running Man.
So I started to wonder if maybe Kim Hyun Joong will appear as well, because it turns out that the celebrities are on their way to attend a private after-party organized by Mnet after the whole event. Ahlia kept saying that it shouldn’t be possible, so she kept using her phone and everyone else are just completely relaxed.
Until about 10 minutes later, I start to see this tall, golden-haired man with a lot of guards beside him walking towards us. I started to nudge everyone and ask if that is Kim Hyun Joong and everyone continued doing what they are doing for like 1-2 seconds (seems super long to me haha!) before realizing the situation. It was indeed Kim Hyun Joong, on his way towards the private party that many apparently did not expect him to attend!
When he is very near us, about a metre away, we sat there and said “Hi!!!!” to him, so he slowed down, noticing my friends first, and began to smile, greet them and bowed and then he approached nearer to me and Ahlia. His eyes settled on Ahlia first, then shifted to me sitting beside her, before smiling again, greeting us and nodding his head once to us.
Of course everyone is quite happy with this unexpected encounter! But there is barely time to breathe, because a while later, I started to see a girl with long blond hair approaching us; she turned out to be Hyoyeon from SNSD, but it took me a while to register that SNSD is coming until I saw Jessica following closely behind her, and then Yuri (she looks very upset that night), and Yoona fiddling with her phone, and then Seohyun with Sooyoung and Sunny, and last Taeyeon.
Opps, where’s Tiffany? HAHA! To be honest, they are all so pretty and goddess-like that it’s quite difficult to differentiate who is who when they are like SOOOO near. Taeyeon is pretty enough on screen but in person, she is a whole lot more beautiful than I thought. My first thoughts are Dyane, of course, my best friend, sister and roommate who happens to be a huge fan. “Omg SNSD. Dyane! SNSD. Dyane! Should I do something? But I got no paper to get an autograph for her. Argh!!”
So sorry Dyane, I can only tell you the girls you support for so long are indeed very beautiful.
Then following closely behind them is Super Junior, except Siwon who is somehow missing from the group. I never really have much of an impression of Super Junior except being an idol group, but after today I think I can understand why they have so many fans. The boys are really incredibly friendly and have superb fan service. When they saw us, we waved politely (since we are not fans… haha! no point getting too excited), and but they are very warm and bright, greeting us happily and Leeteuk even stopped and turn back to ask, “Japanese?”
We: “No, Singaporean!”
Ahlia: “난 한국사람인데…” (I’m Korean…) – LOL!
Can’t believe our incredible luck, but all we had in our eyes is the one with the golden hair with curls in it….
This golden haired boy did come out again a while later. He’s the first to leave I guess – perhaps the party is a little too uncomfortable for him to take with so many unfamiliar people, so he decided to duck out. This time, he passed us again and some of my friends said congratulations to him for winning the award at the event earlier. Hyun Joong is so funny and cute here, he made a muffled ‘laughing’ sound and said something incoherent (even Ahlia can’t make out what he said), and bowed again.
Since he is leaving, there is no reason for us to stay, so we got up as well, and made our way to the elevators with Hyun Joong. While waiting for the elevators, I started to hear clapping sounds. It was Hyun Joong doing is little dance, and clapping his hands as he swing his body from left to ride nonchalantly. We laughed just as the elevator doors opened. Hyun Joong stopped dancing and turned back at us, waving goodbye and smiled, and walked into the elevators.
I’m so glad that even though I can’t go for MAMA, somehow, someway or another, I was brought to a place where I could see him in person before he leaves Singapore. I’m glad my luck with Kim Hyun Joong is still in tact after all! ^^
Afterwards, it’s our private adventure and I won’t be sharing on that in case precious memories run away from me if I keep on writing too much, hahaha! All I can say is, Ahlia shocked me, she can drink better than I thought! Amazing! Why in the past she always insist she can’t drink? HAHA so cute! It was superb superb happy and fun!! ^^
(And I’m so glad that despite all kinds of restrictions, we somehow managed to let you have a taste of Singapore’s culture………the kind that you prefer and like, rather than the fanciful and glamorous but uncomfortable settings that you rather not be in ^^)
And Ahlia today left Korea on the same plane with Hyun Joong. Everything ended with a very happy note after all!
Short goodbye for now, because I shall soon be on my way to Korea too! Can’t wait! ^^
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It's dated 29th of November 2011 on my iPhone's calendar. This so-called prestigious day I'm waiting for nearly a month, had finally arrived. The day I finally meet Kim Hyun Joong after one whole year! Woke up around 7am that day to prepare for the day. Thanks to one of my friends, Melody who was willing to give me one media pass for the MAMA press conference at 10am in Sands Convention.
I got there around 9am (many international medias were there already!!), and was getting myself ready for the press conference just when I saw SYC team was there too. There wasn't any seats provided, for those from where I was standing behind. Simon D &Dynamic Duo were the starter for the press conference which started around 10am, followed by either it's ULALA or SuperstarK winners or something. Anyway, let's skip the very boring parts (for me, at least. I was already yawning).
Just when I'm about to fall asleep and my legs began to sore, Hyun Joong finally stepped inside the room! Nearly went into a fangirl mode 'Oh my gosh! It's him it's him, finally!' that's what I've been thinking continuously in my little over-elated heart at that time. There were some little claps welcoming him to the stage. He was wearing grey-black attire on that day, very similar to the looks during HEATFACT event in Japan. He seemed kinda tired but more chubby *pinch face* this time (to me, again~), but he's very friendly in the presscon ^^..a little shy & nervous though ㅋㅋㅋ
There was this little moment at the beginning where he began to touch the mic in front of him and I thought 'You aren't going to dismantle that again?? Other idols still need to use that....' But I guessed he was just bored listening to the translator doing the translations. And towards the English reporters after their questions, he said 'Thank You' in English too, very polite & cute too! (though he just murmured it & barely audible). And there was this last question where a reporter asked him about what is his first impression on Germans...and his answer was beer & sausages! Aroused many laughter including me as well. I think I was among the first one to laugh at the back after listening to what he said, so embarrassed >.<...anyway, a very splendid 4D ending that Hyun Joong made for his part in the press conference!
(oh yeah, he drank a lot of water too!!!)
After Hyun Joong left, I decided to leave too. Just when I was making my way out, I saw him again..my lucky day!! He was making his way to Singapore Indoor Stadium for last-minute rehearsal. I kept myself composed again and trying not to activate my fangirl mode, so I bowed 90 degrees to him and the guards beside him (but it was really only to him I intended to, really). He smiled and greeted me and we continued to walk to the exit. Suddenly, perhaps it's just an adrenaline, I said '넌 넘 멋지다' not to him, but Mr.Jeong. For around 1-2secs they eyed each other (maybe a little shocked ㅎㅎ) and Mr.Jeong said 감사합니다' and so with my face blushed, I smiled & nodded, quickened my pace out to the exit~ *red face alert*
(To Mr.Jeong's fans, I told what you wanted to confess, no? ^ㅇ^)
And off I went to meet my sister! It felt like ages waiting for her in the clinic, tried to haste her to cancel all her patients after 3pm so we might able to make it for the red carpet but she just wouldn't listen to me. We left for the stadium around 5pm...and the red carpet were almost ending when we arrived at the stadium. Thus, we went right into the stadium.
(heard INFINITE's Paradise when I arrived, chanted along the song because I'm a tiny fan & because I promised my unnie I'll cheer for them even though they didn't come for the awards~약속을지켰다!)
Luckily when I was inside the stadium and the show was just about to start, I heard that Hyun Joong didn't walk the red carpet (because he was late or something?)!! So, I was asking '진짜요? 진짜???' again & again. Anyway, the show started right on time when the clock strike 6. Simon D & Dynamic Duo kicked off the show with their rock performance which really heated up the stadium including me. Just then, the idols slowly walked up to the little stage beside the main stage to their seats. I spotted Hyun Joong walking behind the stage so I guess it's time to activate my fangirl mode now, and I screamed~ He sat at the far left in front, and beside him was Huh Gak. Hyun Joong was wearing a formal suit with a bow tie, similar to the one he wore on Style Icon Awards 2011, but I can't be sure since it all looked the same.
When the winners were announced, Hyun Joong was also among the first to stand up as a sign of congratulation to the winners, although he's considered a sunbae there. And similarly, many other idols bowed at him when they returned to their seats. Well respectable Hyun Joong sunbaenim ^^
During the performance, Hyun Joong watched very closely (those he looked pretty lonely ㅠㅅㅠ), like during Koda Kumi's performance, his sight was following her all the way to the end, from the main stage to the circle stage. Watched the video on the screen as well, doubt he can understand those English words *tease ㅋㅋ* Oh, when Super Junior was announced for the Singapore's Choice Award, Siwon gave Hyun Joong a hug! Aww, I didn't know they were closed, but maybe it's just a sign of respect/congratulations? Someday, I would like to see them casting in the same drama. ㅎ
.....Suddenly, Hyun Joong disappeared from the seat when I wasn't noticing, my sister said he went to the gents? I was getting a little frantic that he disappeared so quickly to somewhere. But after a while later, he returned but he sat at the last row behind. I think it was Leeteuk & his members, along with SNSD, greeted him when he returned. Perhaps he was nervous, he kept drinking the water again. Hyun Joong ah, relax, many fans all over the world came to support you! You might need to go to the toilet again if you drink too much ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
When they were announcing the Best Male Solo Artist & the nominees' video were being shown, the fans were chanting 'Kim Hyun Joong! Kim Hyun Joong!' , he was smiling as well! I guessed he's very happy that he really got at least one award in MAMA that he wished in the press conference earlier!
(I'm still happy over the fact that Nam Gyuri announced the Best Male Solo Artist ^^)
I didn't manage to hear his congratulatory speech because I was busy cheering for him, aigoo..it's almost similar to the usual that he will work harder in the future, thanked the fans' support & love...and love his very loud 감사합니다 which made many fans, including the Cassiopeians above me cheered for him too!! (there were practically 3 whole rows of them above my seats)
A little while later, it was finally our Lucky Guy's performance! He was wearing a black-white bling bling suit for the performance. Finally, I'm able to see Lucky Guy live...so exciting! I loved it when he went near to the side stage to grab miss A's Suzy for his Lucky Guy's special! That moment nearly made me cry because it was filled with a tinsy bit of jealousy & proud because all the idols stood up (he looked like a boss!! OMG) and go crazy that almost wished they were Suzy haha! It seemed like B2ST's Doojoon (or is it him?) seemed like he enjoyed Hyun Joong's performance too! FC MEN for the win!
After Lucky Guy's performance ended, there comes Hyun Joong's special stage, jazz/latin performance! He looked like he really enjoyed it and he kept smiling all the way, me too!!! Anyway, after it ended, when he was walking to the backstage with Artmatic following behind, Hyun Joong nearly slipped (like he's about to slip doing a split lmao!). I'm not really sure but perhaps his 4D-ness was back again that he's trying to kick the confetti, but there's no confetti. Perhaps, in my opinion and from what I saw, he was really about to slip because of the slippery stage. Be careful, Hyun Joong!
It was a little sad that Hyun Joong didn't return to his seat after his performance/ for the rest of the show. So, he might have left early back to the hotel. I didn't follow to leave this time though, I enjoyed the show to the end.
SNSD's performance was really a great scale one, with high props being set up for them. However, as much as I want to get really high with SNSD's The Boys Remix live, but I didn't, don't know why. Maybe the fanchant wasn't loud enough, compared to Super Junior & 2NE1's, SNSD's fanchant was losing out that night (IMO, no fanwars intended). Nonetheless, it's also a great performance, I would say.
Speaking of which, B2ST members gave their jacket to two of the SNSD's members, fan service, much? ㅎㅎ
Super Junior really gave a really big fan service that night. Siwon came from the Pen C side using hanging wires. Yes, he was really near to the fans sitting above Pen C! Fans sitting in that category went wild!! I kept exclaiming 'Oh my god...oh my god..' like a mad woman, pardon me to those who's beside me
Super Junior's fanchant was the loudest for that night, and the whole stadium were a sea of blue oceans, including me who was holding blue lightstick given by the fanclubs. 현중아, 미안해요, 나도 많이많이 너를 위해 응원했어요!!! 알았지?ㅋㅋ After performing Mr Simple, there comes the 'legendary' 100 backup dancers recruited in Twitter for Super Junior's Sorry Sorry performance. Hmm, perhaps it's a special stage but I don't feel they need 100 of them LOL!
As for 2NE1's performance, it was the 2nd performance I enjoyed the best after Hyun Joong's. Even chanted along with fans even though I'm not really sure how so just '내가 제일 잘 나가!!' all the way~ It was indeed a very powerful performance. SNSD were fangirling at their seats too! ^^
Oh, and when they were announcing the Album of the Year, many fans including me & the Cassies above were shouting for 'Dong Bang Shin Ki'. Even though TVXQ wasn't there that night, I was still touched that Cassies were still there holding the fanboards/glowing boards when TVXQ was shown on the screen!
So, here ends my MAMA fan account. I know it isn't a great one, but hope you liked it. ^^