A big thanks to Joanne for sharing this wonderful fan account with us! I have to admit, parts of her account made me green with envy! 😛
Omg! I am still having withdrawal symptoms even though it has been a few days since he has left Singapore. The greatest opportunity to meet my lovely man, Seung Gi Oppa was just so overwhelming that I was just filled with mixed emotions (anxiety, excitement, happy, heart pounding, speechless and jaw dropping etc…).
Launch of Category 1 Tickets
On the day of the Category 1 ticket launch, my mother and I drove down to Marina Square and arrived at 5.50am to start queuing. When we arrived, there were a group of fans who were slightly a few minutes earlier than us. From that morning, that group of fans and me became friends. We were the first group of crazy fans that started the queue and we manage to get the first 2 rows of seats right in front of the stage. Since then, we have kept in close contact.
My mother and I have been planning to make a gift for Seung Gi. It took us a long time to think of what to do and this was the crazy idea.
(See picture below)
The 2 pieces of acrylic consisted of 4 printed matted pieces of photos with the front picture of ‘Gardens by the Bay’ saying ‘Welcome to Singapore Lee Seung Gi’.
2nd piece is my personal message to him in Korean, 3rd piece is a collage of photos done by myself.
And the 4th piece consists of 2 pictures of ‘2 Days and 1 Night’. The 2 pieces of acrylic was bind together by a silver chain.
Apart from that, I also bought key chains for all the Season 1 members of ‘2 Days and 1 Night’, a shot glass for both Seung Gi’s oh-most-handsome manager and Seung Gi, and a fridge magnet for Seung Gi too.
News of Seung Gi’s Flight
As the days drew nearer to his arrival, I kept praying everyday that he will be able to receive the gift that my mother and I had specially put in so much effort to make for him.When the news of his flight was released, the first thing that I had to do was to take leave from work on Friday.
240812 – Seung Gi’s Arrival Day
Friday finally came! My friends and I had planned to arrive at the airport at 11am. Counting down the hours and minutes to his arrival at Terminal 2, belt 32, SQ607, 2.30pm flight, was torturing! My heart was pounding so fast that I was filled with mixed emotions.
When the clock strike 2.30pm, we all knew he had landed. I was standing at the barricade right near the exit door to the car that was assigned to pick him up, preparing for his arrival. Fans that were standing right at the front of the gate started to scream and cheer when they saw him walking up and down at the conveyer belt area. For one moment, fans were screaming so much that I thought, “OH! OH! He is coming out now!” which turned out to be a false alarm for a few times. Seung Gi was actually heading to the washroom and walking around with policemen guarding him.
Credits to: @airgusso / AirEn_Micky
FINALLY, when the final last continuous screams from fans at the front affirmed that he was walking straight right out of the gate got my heart pounding so fast with the thought that I am going to see him NOW up close in person any moment! Carrying my gift on my left and my handphone camera on my right, he started to walk out of the gate. As he got closer, I started screaming my lungs out “OPPA!” and stretched my gift out as far as possible so that he could reach, but he didn’t take it in the end. So sad… T.T – I missed the first chance to give my gift to him. 😦
Credits to: Kariyuki Photography
Right after that, my friend’s and my mom’s cars were waiting right in front of his car, we ran right out and hopped into our cars and started tailing him on the highway. Previously, we heard that he might be staying at ‘Mandarin Oriental’ or ‘Marina Mandarin’. Out of curiosity, we decided to trail him.
*2 cars chasing after his car!! LOL!* Hahaha! It was hilarious!
The car that he was in was traveling at full speed of 120km/hr on the highway but my friend’s car managed to catch up with his while my car was 2-3mins behind. We started calling our friends in the other car to ask where they have trailed him till. The last words we heard from our friend at the traffic light of Temasek Avenue before the line got cut off due to unknown reason was ‘RITZ CARLTON’! “OMG! PHEW! The last hint!” *phone call went dead*
My car made a quick turn up and arrived at the lobby just 2 minutes before his but by the time we alighted, the car he was in was empty. He had already left and went up to his room! It was just a difference of 2 minutes! He was SOOO FAST~~ -_-
Instead of heading to Marina Square like the others to chop a good space to watch the press conference, we decided to wait at the hotel lobby with guessing thoughts of whether we will be able to see him, which was a 50-50 chance at that moment because we had no idea when and how he will leave the hotel to Marina Square. We were the only fans there with 3 other youngsters who took a cab with the guess that he was going to stay in that hotel. We sat at the lobby for a full 2 hours. During the 2 hours, his staff (CODY and the others) started to arrive at the hotel lobby. Still holding the gift in my hand, my friend and I decided to pass our gifts to Cody. We walked up to Cody and said “Can you help us pass our gifts to Seung Gi?” He took our gifts in his hands without hesitation and I was super delighted! ‘Mission Accomplished!’ He will be able to open my gift on that very night (Not Sure if Cody pass it to him – I hope he did!)
At 5.30pm, Seung Gi finally came down and his princely aura filled the hotel lobby. He was wearing a blue blazer, white top, blue pants and white oxford shoes with NICE HAIR! GOOD JOB CODY!
(Thank you Elizabeth Toh for helping me to credit and upload my video onto YouTube!)
The moment he board the car, my friends and I ran all the way to Marina Square to prepare to watch his press conference. When we arrived, DJ Ken started to get people to scream and cheer for Seung Gi to come out. We started to panick and ran up the escalator to the 2nd floor hoping to get a good view of him.
240812 – Seung Gi’s Press Conference
Fans from all over asia were anxiously waiting for him to appear up on stage. Cheers and screams were just ‘Daebak’ when DJ Ken asked him to come out. The screams were just over-powering! Seung Gi started to greet the audiences in fluent English but I could tell that he was really nervous. (See video below)
Credits to: XinMsn
“Hello everyone! Nice to meet you! It’s my first time here in Singapore and thank you for coming here and I’m… I’m really nervous.” —-> So cute and adorable!~
“Too many people…” —-> LOL! What do you expect my dear Seung Gi? Haha!
“Thank you very much! First of all, I want to thank… I.. I.. I want to thank all of you for being here today. And I appreciate your interest and support. Thank you.” —-> Awww your welcome! 😀
There were so many questions that were being asked and sadly standing at the 2nd floor was terrible. I couldn’t hear everything he said and the translator was really bad. (I think Seung Gi knows that too!)
When DJ Ken asked him to do a charming smile, “angry reaction” and say ‘I love you’ into the camera, he was just so Cute, Handsome, Adorable and Beautiful! Omg! *faints* Asking Seung Gi to do an “angry reaction” will just be an epic fail because it will turn out to be cute instead, which it was indeed. Aiyooo because it’s Seung Gi… 😛
Everything he said and did during the press conference was just full of humor and wittiness. That is why I love him so much! He is respectful, charming, smart, talented, witty, cheerful and just simply AWESOME! MR. PERFECT!
250812 – Seung Gi’s Fan Meeting Day
THE DAY HAS ARRIVED! Knowing that the merchandise sets were limited, my friend and I went to Kallang Theatre to start queuing at 10am. However, there were fans who were already there queuing as early as 6.30am!
Thankfully, there weren’t many people yet. I wanted the merchandise set because of the ‘SIGNED ALBUM’ and the ‘LIGHTSTICKS’.
The fan meeting was beyond words of description. It was just DAEBAK!
Seung Gi started the fan meeting with an opening speech in English and everyone started to cheer and scream in excitement. The very first song he sang was ‘Will You Marry Me?” and everyone started to sing along with him. He kept on smiling whilst trying to sing. Could tell that he was really overwhelmed with the crowd responses and the atmosphere in the theatre was just so AMAZING! GO AIRENS!
There were so many cute ‘heodang’ moments, charming moments, touching moments, witty moments and lucky moments. 3 of my friends from my group got the autograph passes and another lucky friend who won the hat that he bought from Japan after playing a game of Q&A.
Favourite colour: Blue
Favourite sport: Soccer
The hat he wore in HKG: Chipmunk (Seung Gi didn’t even know it was Chipmunk! LOL!)
Course he took at Dongguk Uni: International Trade & Finance (Commerce)
Shoe colour during the Olympic Torch Relay: Yellow
When he introduced his personal items that were to be given away to lucky fans (hat, watch, chipmunk hat, jacket, socks, belt, hat from Japan and 3 more items which I can’t remember).
Chipmunk Hat – He bought it at Hong Kong Disneyland.
Jacket – He wore it on ‘2 Days and 1 Night’. I wanted that jacket so bad! 😦
Watch – He said that he bought the watch in Japan but it is no longer working. LOL! Seung Gi ah! You want to give your fan a broken watch? Hahaha…
As we all know how witty Seung Gi can be, there were so many hilarious moments which was so unforgettable.
When my lucky friend won the Q&A and had to choose an item, she asked Seung Gi which item was of the most importance to him. He simply replied my friend wittily saying: “The most important thing to me is in my home.” —-> LOL! Seung Gi ya… Seung Gi ya… HAHA!
When she got the hug and the hat from Seung Gi, she quickly came down from the steps and passed on the hug to me! And I got to take a picture with his hat! 😀
There were 2 other lucky fans who got to choose his personal items too. Seung Gi asked the 1st fan: “What do you want?” and she pointed at the jacket that he wore during ‘2 Days and 1 Night’ and the 2nd fan chose the same thing too. At that moment, Seung Gi got both of the fans to play ‘scissors, paper, stone’ but the 1st fan refused and said: “But I said it first”. Seung Gi went on to reply in English, “But this is mine!”.
LOL!!! HAHAHA! Seung Gi ya… How more adorable can you get?
When DJ Ken was teaching him Singlish – he learned to say ‘Beautiful Lah’, ‘Sexy Lah’, ‘Cute Lah’, ‘Thank You Lah’, ‘Oh! Shiok!’ and ‘Paiseh’! —-> The way he said those words with little actions was just soooooo Adorable LAH!!! (See video below)
Another adorable and cutest moments was when he was asked to do the 5 Aegyo. (See video below)
Credits to: Elizabeth Toh
The flying kiss idea was by me as he looked at me in my direction before doing it. The final aegyo post idea was by my friends and me. He looked at our direction before doing it. HAHA! DAEBAK!
There were so many other moments that I can’t write it all in here.
Credits to: Elizabeth Toh
The best moments was the photograph session! I managed to stand right behind him in the best position with my hands on his right shoulder. 😀
Credits to: LSG Photographers
Anyway after the fan meeting ended, my group of friends and I knew where he was going to go for supper with his crew. We knew it the day before, on Friday evening after the press conference! ‘Boss BarBQ’ – We managed to book a table for the 15 of us. We did not stay back to wave him goodbye like many of the fans who did after the fan meeting.
Right after the fan meeting and photograph session ended, all of us immediately hopped into our cars and drove straight to Clark Quay. There were 3 cars this time!! We arrived at the bar restaurant slightly earlier than Seung Gi. When we arrived, we realized that we were given a huge VIP space that was right next to Seung Gi’s private function area. HOW COOL WAS THAT!?!
Not long after, Seung Gi arrived at the bar restaurant and so did his crew. But the sad thing was that the curtains were closed up so we couldn’t see him nor know what was happening inside. However, we could hear their conversations. ‘Because we’re friends’ started playing on the TV screen and our group started to sing along with passion and excitement – knowing that he could hear us! Seung Gi’s dancers were sitting at the table right next to us with the curtains closed. And they were joining in the fun and making small little teases at us as we were singing. IT WAS HILARIOUS!
Then the moment came, when Seung Gi purposely sat with his dancers to chat and he sat on the chair that was the nearest to us. We couldn’t see him but we could see his legs! HAHA! He has AWESOME SHOES!
When he was leaving, he actually waved goodbye to us with his oh-so-handsome manager looking tired and stern! Seung Gi looked really tired but we were glad that we were actually indirectly having dinner/supper together with him! 😀
After he left the bar restaurant, the waiters and waitresses started withdrawing the curtains when his dancers were still there at the table right beside us. Hence, we managed to take a picture with them. 😀
260812 – Seung Gi Flying Off
We all reached home at about 2+-3am that night. My friends and I were unable to sleep and we kept on thinking if we should at least see him off for the last time. I slept at 6.30am and woke up at 7.45am. I couldn’t go back to sleep after that. My heart just didn’t feel at ease knowing that he was still in Singapore. We really wanted to see him off. Hence, we headed straight to Ritz Carlton early in the morning at about 10am and sat at the hotel lobby until 12.30pm.
He finally came down wearing a white shirt, bermudas and shoes. We managed to trail him from the hotel to Dempsey Hill where he had his lunch before heading to the airport. We knew that he was leaving via CIP and we lost him when we tried to trail him from Dempsey Hill to the airport. We just had to lose him near my office at Orchard Hotel, the road there. Sigh! Of all places, I lost his car near my office area! T_T
After losing the trail, we decided to head straight to the airport anyway. We decided to have our lunch at Terminal 3 Swensens where we could have a clear view of his plane taking off. T_T
So long Seung Gi Oppa! Thank you for taking time off your busy schedule to come to Singapore to meet your international Asian fans! This is one of the most happening and memorable memories of my life time. I am so grateful and thankful that no more words can describe how I feel.
P.S. I hope you have opened the gift box and I hope you will fulfill my wish to help me pass the souvenirs to your Hyungs in the Season 1 of ‘2 Days and 1 Night’. I hope your oh-so-handsome manager likes the shot glass too! And I hope you will display the acrylic set somewhere visible in your home. ❤❤❤
Seung Gi’s Promise To Come Back to Singapore! ❤
Credits to: Elizabeth Toh
My picture and my message are in the book!! 😀
Seung Gi, I shall see you on 1st & 2nd December at your concert in Seoul! My flight to Korea has been booked! 🙂
So long AIRENS till we meet again~
승기오빠 사랑해! ❤❤❤