Hi all, apologies for disappearing online for 2 days since Friday 3 June; everything has been so hectic and rushed. By now, I would assume other sources would have updated news of JKS and his events in Kuala Lumpur, so here is just a very quick runover.
After a rather comfy coach ride overnight, we arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday 4 June at 5 am, and checked in at Berjaya Times Square Hotel to take a short rest and freshen up. We were meeting Carol70 in the morning to take me to Central Market to collect something (for me to ask JKS to sign on it, which I’ll scan later when back home), then we went to JW Marriott to check in. Um, our hotel arrangement in KL was slightly complicated, as some of us had booked a room at Marriott to be closer to JKS.
We reached Marriott at 11 am, discovered a group of eels there and realised our dear JKS was going to exit the hotel to go for his rehearsal. So we waited there, and waited, and waited …. Now, perhaps it’s part of my nature to complain, but I must really gripe about the unfairness of security staff in general, particularly in their treatment towards fans.
The Marriott lobby area towards the main entrance is circular, with a big floral centrepiece in the centre, so when JKS comes out, he’ll either go towards either side of the circular pathway which leads to two glass entrances. In between the two entrances was a glass panelled wall, and there was a Western couple standing against the glass wall, waiting out of curiosity to see who the star was. As more and more fans lined the side of the circular walkway, Carol and I decided to move to the glass panelled wall in front of the Western couple (they were taller, so we didn’t obstruct their view at all). That position would give us a clear view of JKS coming down either side of the walkway.
Then, as with security all over, the Marriott security staff came to chase us, specifically me. He said I was blocking the door. ?! The glass panelled wall was between the doors; there was no exit through the glass wall and I was not blocking the door at all. The security asked me to go over to the other side, which was already so crowded with fans, I wouldn’t be able to get a good view at all, and I would be blocking part of the door (was he blind??). I was very reluctant to move but at the security’s insistence, I did so.
Then after a few minutes, another Asian lady came to stand in the position I just vacated. I looked at the security – no response from him. He knew the lady was there and did not even ask her to move. I got angry and told the security, why did I have to move if he’s not chasing away the other lady? He then reluctantly went over to the lady and told her that I was the one who asked her to move.!! The cheek of the guy! Why did I have to move, if the other 3 people standing at the same place were not chased away? Do I look like I can be bullied?? The Asian lady just looked at the security, but did not even reply to him and continued to stand there. The security shrugged, gave up and walked away… After some time, that Asian lady left, and I went back to that place to re-join Carol. The security knew that I had moved but perhaps by that time, he had given up as crowd management was getting a bit tough.
Anyway, I did not get a clear video of JKS here. I had trained my camera on one side of the circular pathway because they had allowed fans to gather and block the other glass door, so we believed that JKS would be coming down the right side. When finally screams indicated his arrival, my camera was focused on the right side, and Jason and Kurt came into view. What we did not know, was that there was some chaos on the right side and JKS had veered and used the left pathway to exit via the other glass door. So everything was chaotic….
CrazyoverJKS has gotten a better video of JKS here, and perhaps she can share the link with us later.
JKS leaving Marriott for rehearsal
Pic credit: Chicken Little
Am skipping several logistic details….After the commotion at the reception, we went to buy lunch back to eat in the hotel room, and went to the autograph / photo venue at Bintang II function room at Marriott level 3. CrazyoverJKS, Chicken Little and Sophie already had their tickets (thanks to Carol who had collected them earlier for us), but I needed to look for Ning to collect my ticket.
The good good news for me is, I finally managed to get the VVIP autograph ticket one week before the KL Cri Show!!! My dream came true again!! I managed to buy the VVIP ticket from another Singapore eel who could not go in the end, and I sold my VIP photograph ticket to crazyoverjks.
Ning wasn’t at the venue yet at 3.40 pm (event starts at 4 pm), so I was anxious and called and texted her. Finally, I got a response from her and managed to collect my ticket from her ten minutes before 4 pm.
The fan-sign was at Bintang II ballroom. The autograph ticket holders were seated in the stage-right area and photograph ticket holders in the stage-left area. The central area was reserved for the media. Photo-taking would take place first, followed by the autograph session.
Jang Keun Suk Fans Club Malaysia really put in so much thought and effort into preparing gifts for JKS. First, they prepared a very big gift-box that was almost half the size of a man. Inside was a scrapbook containing photos of the Malaysian eels, and also a set of pewter wineglasses with Tree-J logo embossed on it, amongst other things. I’d like to elaborate on the gifts in a later post (hopefully sometime soon).
I finally had a chance to see JKS one-to-one in closer proximity!! Again, Carol was really wonderful here. I wanted to get an artist at a shop to draw a portrait of JKS, so that he could sign on it, but it was a last-minute decision. The cost of doing it was cheaper in Malaysia. Carol had to take the time and effort to go to the shop and enquire, come back and email me the price details, get my decision to go ahead with the order, go down to the shop during lunchtime again the next day to place an order and deposit, and communicate with the artist on my behalf. It’s a lot of work! I feel so bad that I have to trouble her ….
I was feeling quite excited about getting JKS’ autograph for the first time – I’ve been waiting for an autograph chance for such a long time!! When it was my turn, I went up to JKS and passed him the portrait to sign. When he saw it, his eyes opened wide in surprise and he asked whether I drew it. I told him no, I got someone to draw it for me, then he went “ohhh…”
As he signed for me, I asked him a question that has been on my mind for some time: Will the 20th anniversary dinner show in Korea be in a big place because many of us want to go? Part of his attention was divided to the signing, so I repeated the question. He said, “Maybe …. Yes, the event will be in a big place.” Because I said many of us want to go, he said thanks! And all the time he was signing and I was asking my question, I kept staring at his exquisite face – he is so beautiful up close!! Last, I held up my hands to him and he clenched my hands in the eel way – his grip is surprisingly quite firm! After I walked out of the stage area, I was so happy!! I ran up to my friend Sophie standing at the side, and just had to tell her he is sooo beautiful!!
– END of Part 1 –
44 thoughts on “[Fan Account] Part 1 by Aphrael77: Fan-sign on 4 June 2011”
aphrael, thanks so much for your quick account 🙂
At first, I was so surprised to read your account that your experience in KL was beyond my expectation!!! How lucky you were !
And I’m so proud of your coolness that you could ask and talk to our prince JKS!!!!!!
In Japan the special tickets including autograph or photo sessions won’t be on sale. So lucky attendees are chosen by lot. So it’s the slightest chance for us…
Anyway, I’m as happy as you were. Look forward to the part2 ^^
Awwww Aphrael…..a fan account when I thought you wouldn’t write one…!! Thank you! And what a fruitful trip too! I’d like to thank Carol too for all the effort she put in for you….
Is my pleasure to work w Aphrael, crazyoverjks,chicken little, Sophie & Mitchelle as a team here. Though was tiring & hv few rounds of heart attack but we enjoyed & managed to tk d exclusive vid at the very very last being a “paparazzi” for our 1st time,which is also 1st time in my life
wow im so jealous to hear that you guys got together to see JKS! im excited to hear from crazyoverJKS!!
ommmmmg Aphrael wow you are so lucky, please tell us more about his beautiful face, did he smile at you? ommg I’m so jealous but also so happy for you! you so deserve this :D!
Yes, actually he smiled all the way when he did the authograph & photograph session till the end…. Bcoz of his 1st greeting to me..”Hi” with a smile, i got melted (luckily never faint) & forgotten all that I intend to talk to him. Seems like dreaming, able to see his beautiful face, smile + sexy look
You are one lucky girl!
Thanks to the Singapore eel who gave way for the ticket,,
she might be lonely but she gave you a gift in return,,,
I am also planning to go to Korea next year,
cant wait.. cant wait.. cant wait! ^_^
Thanks for the updates…
Hi aphrael..you’re a very lucky lucky lucky fan!hehe..thanks for sharing us your fan account..at least we could still feel the feeling of seeing JKS in person just by reading ur FA..it’s so detailed and I really really admire you girl for being so brave..hehe..you’re so cool when you talked with the security person who wants you to move from your desired place..=D
reading this makes me really spazzing.. “I kept staring at his exquisite face – he is so beautiful up close!! ” whoaaa…I cannot imagine how beautiful he is in person..that’s why many people are calling him the PRETTY BOY..can you tell me how beautiful he really is..I mean..more beautiful than a woman..?I’m loving him more and more..hehe..and also not just because of that,he’s really a good actor and a good person inside and out that’s why we EELS loves him so much..
Thanks again for the FA and for always updating us with the freshest JKS news..I’ve read in an interview that he is visiting fan sites..hope that he can drop by in your site too and know your big support for him..take care.. =D
Aphrael, the last video is private. I wanna watch it, please. Thanks a lot.
Haha, so happy for you, dream finally comes true. Oh, he is beautiful.
Hi Aphrael, I’ve been ur silent reader since I’ve fallen for JKS 🙂 I attended his cri-show last Saturday and until today I felt like in a dream world, and I dont want to wake-up… Do you think he really shed tears during the thank you session? I did cry a bit coz its touching to that side of a man…
Aphrael i found out i hv a pic of u in my camera when u had d hand grip w JKS (though not extremely clear due to the fans blocking) but at least a pic for rememberance & share w everyone in this blog. Will try to forw to u. Happy & exciting meeting u gals 😉
Hihi Carol, the pleasure is all ours! U hv been soooo helpful & cheerful all the time, great to chase JKS with u 🙂
Gingercake, now only I know u r the one siting beside me in my car …… hahaha.
Ya, now then we know….unfortunately you couldn’t with us till the very last part …..The experience as “paparazzi” was really unforgettable ^^ I am still living in my dream now……
Carol, hehe sorry forgot to tell u my nickname during the trip, I think I too excited abt this trip! Keke 🙂
Wowww!!! Congrats with U, Aphrael, i’m still waiting for that moment..eyes meet eyes with our Prince 🙂 It must be great. Thanks for sharing with us.
envy to u aphreal.. lucky u.. I waited for the latest news about suk.. thank u aphreal for suk news, pic n vid..
Wanna share this sweet message from Sukkie…(shared by Yann Kleizal on FB with lots of thanks!)
JKS’ Touching Message (Malaysia FM)
Credit to ♥♥♥ JaNg GeUn SuK SmiLe ♥♥♥ 于 2011年6月6日0:57 发布
“I’m so proud to have a show in 2011, The Cri Show.. I’m so happy.. It is my first time in Malaysia and I am more than welcome here by the fans and I appreciate it so much.. This stage is consider quite small but I have no idea how fun I had.. I think you guys made the show bigger.. And thank you so much for being here with me.. This show reminds me of my first fan meeting in japan.. This show started small but you all made this show big.. And i am so big in Asia because of you.. This show puts me back to the memories of the first fan meeting.. Now i found out why i can never get rest.. So till i die ill never stop.. And I hope you guys will be there for me.. Thank you Malaysia.. Thank you to you guys.. I just want to say thank you so much.. We can meet again next time right? Wherever you go, if you wait for me, ill be there.. Because you guys are my precious..”
*He spoke in Korean.. English words from his interpreter.. I changed He/his/him to I/my/me.. 🙂
awwww we love u JKS.. forever..
So touched T_T saranghe Jank Keun Suk, we will love you forever…너무 보고싶어 장근석 :):)
wah i wrong writing my darling name..sorry sorry..Saranghe “JanG Keun Suk” ^ ^
I don’t know when this was taken but he looked so cute with ‘Beatle’s hairstyle!
wow I m so jealous but happy for all you ladies who was able to see, touch and feel JKS 🙂
cant wait for more updates from you all 🙂
Oh man, totally envy you, Aphrael and your gang. Manage to see Suk up close and get an autograph from him is like priceless!!! and i heard that Ning is the only one being hugged at the FM! Lucky she!!!
Aphrael and the rest, thank you so much. Take a good rest and give us a second account later. Take your time. I can wait. I’m so happy even though I am not there. This makes me feel I am so up close with him, too. Getting to follow-up this blog and get to see sukkie everyday is like knowing personally – is enough to make me want more of him and full of contentment. So lucky of you!!
it’s a gift when i went back frm work n wtch online n saw jgs was alwys smiling in evry part, pic or vid.., relief!!! v v pity him, pushing his feeling to smile 24hrs 2 look like hppy bcz 2 make us happy n meltz..may GOD bless u guy!! thx aphrael 2!!!
im the avid fans of JGS,im hoping also that he will come again in the philippines.im eager to see him in person,keep up the good work & more blessings.GODBLESS
Thank for your sharing.
I also surprise why you disappeared. I think you busy for something.:)
like jang geun suk
thank you for sharing.
he’s coming to Taiwan,
but I haven’t bought the ticket because I have a great exam recently.
also,the VIP tickets were sold out as soon as it started to sell.(lol)
I really envy you and hope you to share more.^w^
Aphrael actually I did a scrapbook project for Suk and the fanclub did a photobook project. And Rhythm Land actually approved these 2 projects and promised me that they will pass our scrapbook project to Suk on stage during fanmeet. But when actual time arrives, they DIDN’T even pass our scrapbook to him. The first book he got was the photobook from fanclub but the 2nd and 3rd one I dunno from which group…but not ours…I was so pissed off because they PROMISED us already….then i asked them to return our scrapbook coz I want to give it to Suk during my turn for signature. I managed to pass it to Suk and told him it was from us. There were 32 eels who joined my scrapbook project. So 1 page for each of them. Suk flipped few pages and said “Wow! Thank you so much!”… I’m really dissapointed with RL’s management… but anyhow I still appreciate them for bringing Suk here to Malaysia!
aphrael77, u are really a SUPER eel fan of Sukkie & I’m glad to find your blog with many eels here…thanks again for the sharing & personal experience!!! ^_^
Hi Aphrael, I’m so pleased for you that you got to see JKS up close. He’s truly blessed with good looks.
thanks so much for sharing everyone! I’m so happy for you aphrael77! you finally managed to see up close!
I just wanted to ask what was on the last page of the scrapbook the eels gave to JKS?
they asked him to specifically open the last page so they can take a picture. I wonder what was on it. It wasn’t clear in the video.
Cri-j, I asked them 🙂 It’s actually the names & pic of eels responsible for making the book 🙂
OMG aphrael! you finally did it! so fortunate of you! you deserve it! 🙂 it must have been really beautiful. hope we could have the same experience of meeting him up close. really dream come true! wish he would have many fansign. oh. so envious. 🙂
Thai interview telecast today, part 1(hoping for Eng trans soon)
part 2 is out already, he is really cute!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkD0m3q-BkI&feature=related by Sh0rtiZzZ , jz wanna memorize back hw ws he a mth ago in spore, owh..he s thinner n got longer hair, i like his face w long hair.. rough but soo cute n still a little look boyish wwhen he smile..now in mlysia, >mature in shorter hair but had multiple look, smtimes girly n smtimes manly look in diff side n edge..wee..ha.. i like when he tied his hair, waa!! luv!!
aphrael and carol, you’re so lucky,..im sooooo happy for you and I hope that i will be able to join you on chasing JKS…hehehe…. :p
Which country r u frm? V r frm spore & msia
nope,..im here in the phil,..so, how i wish i could join u there,.maybe next year,..hehehe,..