So, here’s the nice and detailed fan account you might be waiting for: 😛 (Just a friendly reminder. The fan meeting was a big event with lots of fans (and non-fans) attending, so I’m sure not everyone experienced the same things. The fans who are sharing their experiences here are simply describing what THEY saw and heard, which might or might not contradict what others experienced. So please keep an open mind while reading various fan accounts. And please don’t attack anyone for their personal observations!)
This is my story to share…
Our day started all well waiting eagerly for Seung Gi’s arrival. This time, he was accompanied by another Manager (different from the Singapore FM)… He seems younger and cute. There was another sam chon (older guy) with him that day…
Seung Gi looked tired while he made his way out from the aircraft. A few of the fans crowd around him and handled him gifts. I did my part to pass my gift to him as well. However, I did not have much opportunity to talk to him or even say hi. Not sure if he was “urgent”, but his face doesn’t look too right and went to the toilet immediately…
We waited for a while and he finally come out from the toilet. We followed him to the train (leading to the arrival hall of KLIA) and finally managed to get into the same cartridge with him. There, we were up close with him and some of us actually got his autograph there. He was obliging and signing each of our items. He looked slightly helpless as the items to sign began to pile.. I gotten two of his album covers signed.
Finally, we spilt our ways when we reached the immigration office and did not manage to catch as our normal queue was rather long.
We proceeded straight to Red FM, located at Tropicana City Office Tower. We arrived there much earlier than Seung Gi. Hence, I decided to recce the place. Unfortunately, the studio is closed to public and we ended up waiting outside for his arrival.
He arrived Red FM at about 6.28pm and went straight to studio for recording.
He is scheduled for a live recording with Red FM and subsequent recording with FM988….
After his recording, he went for his Dinner at Daorae Garden Korean BBQ @ Desa Sri Hartamas. We make a reservation but was being arranged a reservation at level 2. Seung Gi’s private room was at level 3. Msia FanClub seem to be at level 3 but they are not in the room. We are pretty sad to miss him coming in the restaurant. We went back for hotel check-in first and the traffic was real bad causing us to be delayed. We ended up arriving 10 mins later than Seung Gi… Argh~~~ I was so disappointed.
The food there at Daorae was pretty good. It served quite a decent spread of food, a number of varieties to choose from. The boss is a Korean and this restaurant is quite famous and has a few branches. According to the waiter, Sri Hartanas is the first branch.
We have fun at the restaurant as we were being served by an amusing Nepalese waiter whom we kept asking him to do a live report of what Seung Gi is doing in the VIP room and which course is he taking now.
Towards the last part of our dinner, we were in a rush, finding taxi so as to catch up with Seung Gi before he make his way back hotel. We spilt ourselves into 2 groups, 1 group to hire taxi, 1 group to wait for Seung Gi to come down. The restaurant manager actually handled us 5 posters before we leave. We asked him if he can help us get Seung Gi to sign on it, the answer is obvious, a no. We are still delighted by his kind gesture.
Soon, we managed to get a taxi to wait outside the restaurant and decided to go downstairs to wait for him to come down. It was drizzling outside. The securities were holding on to the brolly and we are waiting anxiously.
After a while, he finally came down.. As usual, the guards were protecting him. I have taken the opportunity to call him and reach out my hand.. Finally, I got my first handshake of the day… What’s next was exciting yet amusing..We boarded our pre-hired taxi and proceeded to his official sponsor hotel, The Westin.
The taxi went pretty slow as the driver thought we wanted to follow Seung Gi’s Alphard Limo. We were like… “ Why are you so slow?!” I was still commenting if the taxi is too old and engine not powerful enough? :p
I can’t hold on to my anxiety and told the driver to drive faster and don’t just follow their tail…We wanted to catch a glimpse of him and wish him good night at the lobby, thus we needed to reach before he reaches.
Wow… finally feel the potential of that taxi..He went on overtaking and we were leading. *phew*
We finally reached the hotel and were waiting at the lobby area for his return.
The jazzy guards were pretty rough. One of the guards actually brushed off a fan’s hands when she tried to reach for Seung Gi. I hope that girl is not hurt… He was so rough on her!!!!
We managed to have a glimpse of him before he went up to his room. He was staying on Level 20.. J
His dancers were going out partying and tired King went back to his room to rest for the day.
Day 2 started off with Seung Gi’s press conference at Westin Hotel. My friend and I decided to try our luck and went to basement to have a look. The press conference had yet to start but the press media were already there, some having their snacks and drinks.
We overheard from the hotel staff (speaking in Cantonese) that something went wrong with the PA system and they were trying to resolve it. We were quite worried whether they could resolve it in time.
Soon, more fans arrived and there is a crowd and Jazzy’s spokeperson came and requested us to leave the venue. With that, I knew my chance of meeting him there was slim.. Haha… so ….. I decided to go for my shopping..
I returned to the hotel at about 3 plus and there were fans gathering at the lobby. Apparently, ourking was still in the hotel… maybe getting ready for the fanmeet, or having his lunch? After much waiting, something finally appeared from the lift… haha.. It was the cart carrying his attire for the FM.
We were even excited when we saw that cart… That’s how craze we are… ^^
There are some foreigner guests wondering who were we waiting for and most of us were taking opportunities to do PR for our king to those foreigner guests…
Another round of short wait ended and finally King made his way out from the lift. He looked fresh and all set for the evening FM.
We decided to take a taxi to the venue and along the way; the driver was explaining to us the history of this Kenanga Wholesale City (KWC). I am more anxious if driver can reach in time than the building’s history. My mind just can’t get anything in. Sorry, driver (with a bow).
We arrived KWC within 20 minutes. The place looks pretty rundown, though it was somehow described as a new wholesale centre.
We went on looking for the Jazzy’s counter to redeem our Autograph Pass. Over at the other counter, there were official merchandises on sales. We happened to see the sales of lightsticks (not the official LSG’s lightsticks) and were caught by surprise that this can be done. I feel it was kinda inappropriate to sell that at an event organiser’s counter and seriously we did not expect such things can happen here.
There are some vendors out there selling staff passes (in lanyards) at the venue.. it looks really fake… +.+
Soon, we gathered ourselves at the holding area prepared by Jazzy. In front of us, there was a mini stage, the backdrop is not a full page Seung Gi’s picture. There were other celebrities on it. We started moving to level 15 by batches, took the escalator then the lift as the autograph session was drawing nearer.
We received another unexpected surprise again when we reached level 15 of KWC… The place is actually non-aircon. There is proper ventilation as there are actually equipped with electric fans.
We were actually quite sad as we felt that Seung Gi will be very hot especially when he is performing under those spotlights. T_T
While we were queuing for the autograph, most of us looks pretty terrible as the electric fans had helped us styled our hair in an undesirable way… =.=”
Most of us ended up going on stage in “unglam” maybe to match Mr Lee’s casual hairstyle. ^^
The moment has arrived and it’s finally my turn. He signed on the poster while I told him I am from Singapore. He replied with a simple “OH Really?! and stretched his hands for a handshake. After that simple handshake, I decided to ask for more.. Hee… hee…. I lifted both my hands and asked for a “10 finger lock shake” instead. He smiled and agreed… I was like… yeah… *.^
Though the autograph session ended on a happy note, we have also experienced some form of injustice as some of the fans managed to get his signature on items other than the official poster used in that Autograph session. It seems “kelong” (special privileges given to certain group of people). Of course, we did not create a scene but to oblige to whatever arrangement that was made even though we are holding his CD albums that seems more than official than some items that he has autographed on earlier.
We were told to get seated once we have our autographed poster. Some of us decided to go to the washroom. I managed to find our LSGSG flower stand.. We felt warm again!
It was about 8.20pm when the FM finally kick starts… The host (from some radio station) first get us to cheer and shout for Seung Gi… Her pronunciation was rather bad… Keep saying “Lee Siong Gi”
Down the stage, audiences were trying so hard to correct her but she didn’t seem to catch the balls throughout the whole FM!
The FM started off with Our King performing his recent hit연애시대(Time for Love).
Next, it was the intro segment followed by games session with fans. The game segment was a bit different from the Singapore FM. 6 lucky fans were called based on their ticket number and a winner will be chosen based on the one who is able to continue from where the music ended off.
How I wish I was on stage… haha but too bad… luck don’t seems to work on my side..
It started with내여자라니까(You are my woman). After that song, King has requested to have the next song so that the game can continue. I was wondering what went wrong, the same song has been played and King seemed displeased. It went on with that same 내여자라니까for the second and third round. King seemed helpless and had no more energy to ask for a new song.
The game went on… most people were unable to continue his song correctly. Our kind hearted king realized it may be hard for non Korean to sing in their non native language.. He then mentioned “la la la 괜찮아”, meaning it’s ok to just go in la la la.
It seems helpful for some… and the game finally ended with a winner. The winner seems to be one of the staff maybe another kelong session again?!
Next, a video featuring King’s drama scenes were played… The host seem inexperienced or is she too nervous because of Seung Gi. There are many times when she cut Seung Gi’s words and did not allow him to go on. In one instance, King mentioned the best scene was actually the last scene. Which left us clueless what is the scene about and why was that the best scene. She didn’t even bother to ask him why!
Nonetheless, the talk session ended and it’s the bicycle session again.. Argh~~ another round of blow for me… haha.. The lady on the bicycle will probably have a few sleepless nights, reminiscing the hug from him and that memorable ride on that bicycle.
Up next was the Losing My Mind Dance again.. I guessed worth mentioning will be his mindfulness of hinting the fan not to lift her legs too high… She was in fact wearing skirt and our King noticed that… What a caring king!!!
Of course apart from all these, his hugs seem to be a greatest gift to all his fans. The winner goes to a Malay girl whom our King offers him a back hug!
The fan–meeting ended off with the Malaysia Airen Fanmade videos and gift presentation, similar to Singapore FM.
Part 2 was called a mini concert.
A total of 6 songs were sung in the following sequence (hope I didn’t missed out any):-
- 친구잖아Aren’t We Friends
- 2. 결혼해 줄래 Will you marry me
- 3. Smile Boy
- 4. 여행을 떠나요Let’s Go On A Vacation
- 5. 내여자라니까Because You’re My Girl
- 6. Slave
One thing worth mentioning, Seung Gi was emotional after singing내여자라니까 . He mentioned he usually feelhappy while singing this song but it wasn’t that feeling now. He seemed sad though but he did not comment further.
It seems a turmoil of events has happened.. Anyway, rest assured his fans are with him! We have for cheered him and we hope he can feel it.
The mini concert ended at about 10.15pm and it was followed by the Photo-taking session.
It seems chaotic as the host did not called fans to queue by rows.. All the fans just ran and queued and the venue became disorganized as there are rows whom refused to move.
We were queuing for awhile and up came an unprofessional staff started shouting at us saying why we didn’t queue early. He even mumbled something like if you all don’t cooperate, we will not be allow to take the photo.
Anyway, again, we decided to let matter rest and did not argue any further. However, isn’t it another “Kelong” case where some of the other Airens have not taken pictures yet still loitered near the stage barricade? Why are they given special treatment again, shouldn’t organiser continue with what they have mentioned earlier to stop those from taking pictures?
Well, anyway, after the photo–taking, my Malaysian friend decided to drive us back to our hotel.
Apparently, King arrived earlier than us. Unlike other fan-meeting, he DID NOT went out for any celebratory dinner. Maybe he was too tired , maybe he is upset or he got bully? I duno what can I say… It just keeps running through my mind andI feel very sad…
That’s the last day and he will be flying to Indonesia for his fan–meet. We decided not to wait for him at the hotel but to wait for him at the airport instead.
I went for my airport check–in earlier so as to ensure I can run into the departure gate as fast as I could.
Well, it all turns up well. He was initially smiling to all his fans and before he went down to the departure hall, he bowed and waved to all his fans that went to send him off.
The atmosphere changed quickly when he got down the escalator. I was just behind him. His manager told us no photo–taking so we obliged to that.
After he cleared the immigration, it was me next to clear. That immigration officer still came out with questions like “why you are here for?” I was like…
My courage dwelled up and I bravely tell the immigration officer to clear me fast as I am catching Lee Seung Gi. He then asked me who he is? I couldn’t control my anxiousness, but out of politeness, I just tell him he is a korean star.
He was kind and finally let me off after that second question. I faster chased up and they were at the luggage scanning queue. I queued at the other lane as it seem faster at the other lane.
Seung Gi seem to be delayed as the immigration officer asked him to remove all his stuff from his bag.
I have cleared mine and ended up waiting for them instead, which is quite unusual for a celebrity (normally they have fast clearance with immigration.) Maybe the immigration officers do not know who he is? And it seems branded bag more stringent checks…
He seemed to be in a dampen mood and all his smile has lost. We were so cautious this time and merely followed behind him from a distance. He seemed lost as his lady assistant, manager and himself were all looking at the directory. We started asking the manager where they intend to go.
The younger Manager–nim replied softly “Business Lounge”. I started telling him they will need to take the train before they can reach the lounge. But to be certain, I went to ask an airport staff to re–confirm my saying.
After the confirmation, I went up to tell the Manager but before he could tell King, King and the lady assistant were walking to the chocolate shop… For a moment, I thought he is hungry… lol…
No. He went to ask for direction!
We were all at the train platform. We managed to get into the same cabin as him. We sense something is wrong. It is so much different from his arrival. None of us want to disturb him. We went in and just stand by his side. I was beside his Young Manager Nim and asked him if Seung Gi is ok? He didn’t reply, so I asked in Korean instead? Again..he dare not say anything. The whole atmosphere was so tense!
We just followed him out of the cabin and decided not to go on any further. He is down and moody… We parted. I was waiting for my friend and searching for MPH bookstore in the hall.
Suddenly, the young Manager-nim came to me and said Thank You. I was shocked to see him and was caught in surprise. He ended with a bow and I bowed back.
I told him I am from Singapore and asked him to tell Seung Gi 화이팅!
I continued our shopping in duty free and decided to wait for Seung Gi before he go into the air craft.
I waved to him and he gave a gentle smile to acknowledge. No wave for me.. Though sad, I can feel he is even sadder…
Seung Gi, Take care and we will see you in December in Seoul, be healthy, be happy and lastly, have enough rest, please~~
With love, Mei Ling