Well, hello again…it’s been a while since I blogged. The last entry was in May about Yesung’s enlistment. Time sure flies and yes, it’s the end of September *wake me up when September ends* is sure apt here haha. It’s been a busy 1st half of the year, juggling work with design and Korean classes. I’m finally done with Design classes and grades are not that bad! :) I’m proud that I actually fulfilled my dreams of studying in a design school though it’s a short one. I learnt a lot and felt more confident using those software which I’ve never had the chance to be good at. With the various projects, I learnt more than just producing good design. New friendships formed and practical skills to survive in the design industry (if I decide to venture next time) are lesson takeaways from the 6 month course. And thankfully, I’ve just been given the oppurtunity to do a cafe re-branding for a friend and also embarking on another personal design project :)
Korean classes started in March at the advanced level and boy, it’s tough! I was struggling to memorise all the vocabs and idioms. I decided to join the bridging advanced classes instead from December onwards. I hope I’ll be able to manage Advanced better next time. Recently, I made some new Korean friends online and it’s been really helpful to practise Korean with them. They are good at English but for the sake of me, we decided to email each other in Korean. hahaha ^^ I can’t wait to visit them next year!
June was spent resting on weekends since school ended *i was really exhausted* and then came July. Well, I kicked off July with Super Show 5! Of course, I was utterly disappointed when the Singapore leg of the concert tour was 1 night only instead of the usual 2. I was looking forward to it since I didn’t attend the Seoul concert. There were too much emotions running throughout the concert. Without leader, heechullie and yesung, I cheered louder to give the rest of the boys more energy :p And while I sat in the middle of the blue ocean, I realised how much I missed the experience :( And to my delight, SS5 in KL will be on 23 Nov. So….I’m going with the usual bunch ^^ *Hoorayyyyyyy!!!* I love fangirl trips!
Hari Raya this year came with a lot of questions from the relatives. And yes, no other than the “So when are you getting married?” It doesn’t help when my sister is getting married next year! They probed me endlessly asking if I have a boyfriend etc…. To which I wish I can say “Ah, yes I do have boyfriend. In fact, 11 of them. They are in Korea by the way *snorts* ” I wish I can buy a boyfriend off the shelves right now. I don’t know if I’m finding one for the sake of shutting up other people or do I really want one now? If I’m happy being single, why can’t others feel the same for me too? I probably haven’t find someone who I’m willing to swim oceans, cross the fire or throw my freedom away for. Maybe that one day will come. I’m just taking it as God is reserving someone special for me and He knows best. That’s it.
Well, enough of that. August came and boy am I such a happy fan! My favourite 희철 오빠 is finally out of army! 2 years of waiting is finally over! *inserts some fangirl screams here* hahahaha.. And to my surprise, his first official activity was Cosmo Magazine photoshoot right here in Singapore, 1 week after his discharge. I was literally over the moon when I found out about it! Of course, I couldn’t sit still when I found out about his schedule details *thanks to insider info hehe* I was disappointed when I couldn’t see him at the airport. But I was so determined to see him that me and my friend waited outside his hotel on a Saturday morning *sacrificed sleep*. After lunch at the hotel, the security guard told us “Eh, your idol just walked out!” And just in time, we saw a group of girls running after him. We ran quickly to catch up with him. And just like we guessed, he went to Universal Studios. So the bunch of us went in as well. Luckily I bought the Express pass, I took the same Mummy ride with him! I sat behind him and was the only fan on that ride (of course, there were other public people). His manager was so adamant that my friend couldn’t sit on the same row as them *she was on the same row queue* Seriously, this experience was beyond my imagination to be that close to your favourite member! We followed him around and eventually left him and continued to play on our own. I had dinner in the hotel and saw him again. I didn’t send him off to the airport the next day because I was contented and really happy to see him on that Saturday. 7 Sep 2013, I will remember this date. I certainly had my cake and ate it :) Fandom life is so different when he’s now back in the group ♥
Well, September was starting to be awesome (thanks to 희철) ! And to top it off, it is my birthday month! I had a quiet birthday dinner with the bestie and fiance :) *Happy 75th Birthday nenek! Wished u’re still around :’) * Received a gorgeous trench coat from my band girls which they bought for me to wear for my Europe trip! *thank u babes, really loved it* ♥ The day after my birthday (13 Sep 2013), I went to Kibum’s fanmeeting. During my handshake session, I told him in Korean that it was my birthday yesterday and he wished me “Happy Birthday!” I was ecstatic inside! I missed him being in SuJu to be honest :’) It’s definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience to receive birthday wishes from your idol. LOL!
To wrap up September, we went to catch Big Bang at this year’s F1! It was certainly worth going, 1.5 hours of mini-concert !! Energy was just electrifying and it’s been a while since I saw them ^^ Three weeks of back-to-back K-related events. I can’t rem when was the last time I had such an adrenalin rush like this. I hardly follow on kpop anymore except for SJ and 2NE1 >.< talk about slowing down….
Well, it’s been a whirlwind….Work-wise, I don’t like talking about it…other than the good news that I just got promoted to Senior Analyst position. October is just 1 day away and I’m finally flying off to my 1st trip for the year to Europe! I hope I can get some inspiration and to recharge my batteries~
November will be much awaited too! SS5 in KL with my fangirls and to Phuket with my Uni babes :)) and then, Shikah’s wedding in December too! Another 3 packed weekends back-to-back!
Let’s keep running! 같이 가자! 화이팅 ~~~!! *^^*