What a fruitful Saturday! If I do say so myself! Seldom do I spend Saturdays outside of home, not lazing and rolling around in my bed like a pig wallowing around in mud, whiling away the time on my laptop the entire day, doing gawd knows what.
It is nice to be out and about on a Saturday with different activities to fill up my time.
Woke up damn early for a Saturday and met up with Lyn for Chris & Cindy's wedding rehearsal at The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, which we are participating as the bridemaids. It's very rare that I get to be a part of a wedding for a couple who are both close friends of mine. I had been classmates with both of them during different phases of my life, Cindy in poly and Chris during our degree program, so I feel exceptionally happy that they are tying the knot this month.
First time in a church on a weekend morning and I have to say the tranquility is very comforting. I can see why a lot of Catholics and Christians like to seek refuge in a church when they are feeling lost or when they need some peace and quiet.
I also learned a lot about the procedures of a Catholic wedding. It's very interesting and different from the Chinese weddings that I am used to. I am looking forward to walking down the aisle as a bridesmaid, and being a part of two of my closest friends' matrimonial celebrations.
Kung Fu Panda 2
After the wedding rehearsal, I had about five hours to kill before going for the Heal The World concert, which I made the last minute decision to attend. Luckily Chris and Cindy made plans to watch KFP2 with Chris' friends, and they invited me along. I am glad they did. Although I was the only new person in the group, they made me feel really welcome and I had fun chatting and watching the movie with them.
And I LOVE the movie! Kung Fu Panda 2 is GREAT! Seldom do you find a sequel that is better than the original, but KFP2 does just that. For those that have not watch the movie, I urge you to just do it! It's worth it! But don't bother going for the 3D though. Because after a while, you just get so absorbed in the story, whether it is 3D or not just don't make a difference anymore.
Heal The World
Almost immediately after the movie, I made my way to Expo, not wanting to be late for the concert, but it turns out that my worry was not warranted. I actually had to wait for about an hour to get into Max Pavilion and another half an hour before the concert starts. The queue was massive! Good thing I had my iPad2 to entertain me.
YUP! I bought the pad! I bought it! =D
Anyhoo, it was a last minute decision to attend the concert, I only bought the ticket on Friday. I just wasn't sure if I wanted to go just for MBlaq, considering it's one out of five groups, and I JUST bought the ticket for Korean Music Wave, and the iPad2 too.
And in attending the concert, one of my biggest peeve is re-ignited. Crazy, screaming fans. Can't stand them. Feel like clogging everyone of them on the head until they shut the fark up.
Seriously, what's wrong with sitting down properly and enjoying a concert then clapping at the appropriate times, like in a musical or a circus. It's ironic that people behave more like clowns and animals at a concert than at a circus.
Oh well, nothing I can do about it since I love Kpop, and this is something that comes with it. I just have to tolerate and pray hard that it does not turn me into a murderous maniac. Those kids just seem sooooooooo easy... Sooooooooo easy.
And MBlaq is not too shabby at all! I really did enjoyed their performance. The singing was pretty solid and the dancing was better than I expected. Superb fan service too. When Lee Joon half-heartedly lifted his top in the first song, I was thinking hey maybe this guy is finally sick of showing off his body, but nooooooooo. He actually ripped it clean apart during the next song.
Needless to say, I almost lost my eardrums in the crazy, shrill fan screeching that ensued for quite a while after said ripping. Thanks Lee Joon. THANKS! Are you gonna pay for my hearing aid? You think I am still young like you?
But my own fangirl moment occurred with the third song because they sang "You Are My +", which I love but thought they would not sing because it's not even an official single or anything. Pleasant surprise. I love it so much that I just sat there and looked at them dreamily with glazed eyes throughout the entire song. It was a lovely moment for me.
And the dude of the night goes to... G.O.! He is just so good-looking! Especially without his mustache. I am so glad that he decided to get rid of the thing. There's something very smothering about his eyes that makes him very sexy. Even when he's all sweaty from all that performing. I really think he is way better looking than Lee Joon, so I don't understand why a lot of fans seem to think that Lee Joon is the major sex appeal in the group.
While we are on the topic, I have to say I have absolutely no clue what is going on with Lee Joon's hair. It's probably not apparent because I always seem to be picking on him, but he is actually my favourite member of MBlaq. Somewhere along the lines of ripping his shirt, trying to look Rain-like yet unable to hide his innate dorkiness, and dancing SNSD in shorts and heels, he just grew on me.
So I get really annoyed when stupid things happen to him. Now I am giving him the benefit of the doubt that he did not voluntarily allow his hair to become like that. I like to think that it is Rain's way of keeping his fellas in check. I suspect he was responsible for G.O.'s mustache too. Like, you know, by allocating them unappealing facial hair and ridiculous haircuts, it consolidates his position as the king of the pack.
Ahhh, I do so love Kpop. Because I can say frivolous things like that and have a good laugh. I don't know why I enjoy such things, but I just do. Don't judge me!
Was a little disappointed that they did not sing "Cry", but all's good. I had a great time.
After Mblaq's performance, I left (sorry T-ara!) because I had to rush to meet the Pinkies at our favourite neighbourhood KTV pub, Beerhouse! A little singing, card games, conversation, laughter and my usual $8 coca cola makes a wonderful chillaxing end to my busy, yet fulfilling Saturday.
PS: No checks on this post because I am freaking tired right now. And hungry too. Bleh!
PSS: Lazy to write about the other groups' performances, but Gahi from After School is soooooooooooooooooooo beautiful! I kinda like After School because I only two of their songs so can't say I am a fan, but Gahi is really soooooooooooooooooooo beautiful. Like a goddess. Seriously, she is absolutely what I imagined Venus would look like. So lucky!