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WE REALLY WENT CRAZY OVER VANNESS!!!


Gud am

here's the details of what happened.

March 27, Crazy in Love with Vanness @ araneta

2 pm - Assembly time of all GA/non-GA, members/some moderators of
f4_phils and f4_internationalfc-philippines

4 pm - Start Lining up @ the GA section

around 7 pm (not sure) - Getting inside the venue

around past 8 pm - Announcing that All GA ticket holders can move,
one level. But the thing was, everybody's occupying even the lowerbox
area! it's a legal stampede (hehe)...guess where am i seated? near
backstage! haha!

Start of show
line up:
-francis m (yo my man!)
-the starstrucks (yasmien and mark) (nvm)
-eric santos (he was awesome, he waved at me coz im the only one
who's waving at him sa left side hehehe papansin!!!!i really like him
coz i love his voice!!!perfect!)
-Jay-R (cool dude, sexy body hahaha)
-Pops F (ok fine)
-All Local artists singing (where's the love) as vanness standing at
the backstage, when he moved one step ahead...we saw him, we
screamed,and then he moved step backwards with matching a handwave
hehehe...sayang umatras hehehe.

VANNESS
-looking for juliet (he's really great! OMG...!!!)
-who made u cry (emotional!)
-crazy in love with pops (he's really crazy showing more body moves!
(sexier duh!)
-imagine 10 of u (lights on the candles!touching!)
-body will sing (sexy body yah!)
-meteor rain (f1 version,medyo di nya mareach high tones of vic's
line ata or ken's pero he tried his best!cool man!)


I'm sorry but we all went crazy last night.

Mostly, people at GA went crazier.

I'm sorry to all my colleagues during that time.I was talking to a
long-lost friend,suddenly, people were jumping all over the next
level.It was really a legal stampede anyways.I never saw some of u
once again.I'm with ate elena and ate mercy, i only saw baby lauren
and her friend at the other side.

I tried to monitor each one of you.but i can't.anyways, i hope u all
do feel fine.and really enjoyed the show.kaming tatlo nina ate elena
at ate mercy, jumping over and over sa backstage just to see vanness
hehehe.i took pictures pero low resolution lang para lahat kay
vanness lang and the zoom wasn't that good kaya sorry no good
pics.ang kulit ni vanness sa backstage pramis mga friends...remember
yung crazy in love duet, grabe si vanness nagsasayaw na sa
backstage,kumakaway pa samin tapos flying kiss tapos kumakanta din
sya grabe panalo! tapos yung wave nga nya hehehe pamatay...lalo na
nung umakyat hahaah nasa likod nya kami panalo!

My sisters @ f4_intlfc-phils, do wave at us.Ganda ng pwesto ng mga
sisters.center talaga sa baba!naks!and im sorry for not able to join
you sa mandarin.injured talaga ako, swear.di ako nakapagpractice mag-
long jump!hahaha!

All diff forums/groups participated-a job well done--full of
gimiks,banners,streamers and costumes hehe.

to karess, shawarmame - thanks for the bright idea but we dont have
matchsticks buti na lang me katabi kami nakisindi hahaha!

all members of f4_phils, thanks so much for your time to drop by and
see me.i do really appreciate it.i'll set a meeting soon.hope to meet
all of you again.

on negative side:
-estimated seats occupied, 40-45% only, half of the circle is empty
(sooo sadddd!!! and depressing!!!!)--what happened???????

-do i have to hate, GMA? or what?i'm so pissed off.i hope i can do
something to improve the promotion of the concert.now, who's fault it
is?o na kaninong bulsa ang pera ng promotion?nakalibre na ngang
promotion because of ang daming egroups nagkalat,free of charge pa
kami nito.sobrang daya...as in!!!!

-productions, oh well...im not against them ha.gamitan lang to
grabe.wag na lang magconcert kung ganyan na naman sila.pero tayong
mga fans, sunod ng sunod.dahil sa mahal natin f4, naloloko na
tayo...di natin alam! BE KIND TO US NAMAN!!! pera-pera na naman
talaga to diba?ur capabilities as productions/promotions---sucks!!!
tlaga!swear!naiinis ako!!!!

i'm proud sa GA na ticket na binili ko.di ko kasalanang makapunta sa
baba.fault nila,baket di napuno ang araneta!

those were my opinions only.not subject to forwarding or reposting to
any other groups.u can comment on this but please, no hard arguments
please....only opinions!

ok, i saw vanness last time at the mandarin...i saw him at the
backstage...he's really kind to us-nagwave-flying kiss-smile.that's
the sign he loves us so much...it was memorable, VANNESS...

pero sa true lang di ako nakasigaw...ang sisigaw ko na sana eh
stretcher please kasi ang lapit ko...gusto kong tumalon di sa baba
ah, sa backstage!!!

mitch,

ur owner/moderator/future stuntwoman (ay si ate elena pala yun)

AN ENCOUNTER WITH VANNESS WU

good morning everybody!
ready na ba kayo sa concert mamaya!

im sorry ngayon lang ako nagpost ng msg ha.wala kasing computer sa place na pinuntahan ko.

here's my story:

last night, we're about to meet at sis gold of f4_intlfc-phils' apartment, well nauna akong dumating dun and then wala pa pala silang room na napapareserve so, we went sa mandarin hotel together with almond and myka.

madaming tao sa lobby,actually medyo masungit sila noh kelangan may business ka sa loob kungdi palalabasin ka...so nagpareserve sila ng room for tonight.

palabas na kami, we were chatting sa mga ibang sisters natin na taga onlyf4.
as we walked toward the hotel and waited for a cab, me nakakatsikahan pa kami so nahihinto kami sa labas ng mandarin...

eto na...

me nag handsign samin sa labas na lumapit dun sa may kanila dun sa likod ng mandarin...we were wondering kung ano yun and then sabi nila ay "false alarm di ata tapo paglabas ng isang bodyguard, biglang lumabas si VANNESS!!! o gosh, takbo ako papalapit sa kanya and then he waved sa'min with a smile...OMG talaga natulala ako ng ilang saglit ha and then medyo malayo pa kasi kami pero we saw him papasok na sa hotel gosh goodness tlaga walang nagawa yung cameras na hawak namin wala lang hawak lang as in natulala and then timing na kukuha ako ng shot eh biglang sinarado yung door...ayun pagclick ko huhuhuhhuhu door na sya pagview ko...i deleted na yun kasi naiinis ako wala talagang nakakuha kahit merong mga cams yung celfone as in wala...ewan lang dun sa iba kung merong naka-take ng picture pero palagay ko sa sobrang shock namin after pagsara ng door tsaka nagsigawan--mga delayed reactions...nagtatalon kami sobrang saya tapos grabe di ko maimagine na natakbo ko ang ganon kalayo at di ko alam na may kasama nga ako hehehe nagkalimutan hahahaha pero ok lang yun for the love of f4 nga naman sabi ko medyo nabblock-out ako!!!!

kaya sensya na kung walang pic huhuhuhu how i wish nakuhanan ko sya pero dis is my first time to encounter na malapitan and unexpected pa...accidental lang ang pagsama ko sa mandarin to the fact na magpapaiwan na lang ako sa apartment...hay naku up to now lalo na kaninang madaling araw nung matutulog na kami pagpikit ng mata ko yung eksena pa din nakapicture sa utak ko...grabe as in...he's so gwapo...naka-white sya eh kaya madaling mapansin...lutang na lutang...sabi ko nga he's like an angel...natahimik kasi kaming lahat nung dumating sya!!!!!!!!

kahit sa gen ad ako tonight, solve na ko.at least i saw him in near distance!!! love u vanness very machi!!! see u later!!!

mitch

PLEASE SUPPORT VANNESS CONCERT

Latest news, pampanga venue is cancelled.

Please support vanness on araneta concert on the 27th!!!!
and to all living in visayas and mindanao, Please do watch CEBU on
29th.

LET'S JOIN HAND AND FULL FORCE araneta. Please if u love f4, support
the concert!!!!

HAPPY F4 SUMMER TO ALL!

hi everybody!
at long last tapos na din ang much awaited exam ko halos ata lahat bumati sakin ng goodluck and thanks sa mga goodluck messages sa susunod samahan nyo ng cash!!! heheheh joke

UPDATES:
METEOR GARDEN DREAMLAND, SUNDAYS, 11:30 AM GMA 7
LOVESTORM, WEEKDAYS 4PM, GMA 7

comments: PREMIERE TELECAST OF METEOR GARDEN DREAMLAND, i have to admit...poor dubbing and sexbomb? argh! stop those irrating sounds!!!! and please, wear naman proper clothings hehehe di naman kayo sasayaw noh.argh! talaga.wala akong ma-comment. IF SOMEBODY FROM GMA. please...read this one...medyo OA ang script ng sexbomb! at bawasan ang exposure nila bigla-biglang sumusulpot in the middle of the show.hay buhay for the love of f4, kaming mga fans eh nagtitiyaga hay buhay talaga.subukan lang nilang gumawa ng production sa concert ng f4...makikita nila...tinanggap ko na kapuso na ako pero di 100% hehehe!!!!

FOR THE LOVE OF F4 TALAGA....FULL SUPPORT TINATANGGAP KAHIT ANO GANYAN KAMING MAGMAHAL SANA SUKLIAN NYO NG TAMA...AGREE BA???

MY f4 BDAY @ f4 OHANA PARTY

I would like to congratulate ONLYF4 for a job well done...f4 ohana party last sunday was a huge success!

Thank you everbody for greeting me on my bday most especially my f4_phils family and moderators and f4_internationalfc-phils friends. (thanks also sa gifts!)

It was so memorable. and I'll treasure this kind of friendship.

Hope to see u all sa Pampanga and Araneta. For Cebu, calling all visayas and mindanao f4 chapters please do support vanness!

take care and best regards!

(grabe ang ganda ng poster talaga love u f4, love u jerry!!!!)

F4 OHANA PARTY

"Ohana means no one gets left behind or forgotten"
- Lilo and Stitch

MegaMedia Productions, in cooperation with OnlyF4 Philippines would like to invite you to the grandest prelude to the best event that will hit Philippine shores this month.

*** F4 Ohana Party ***

... where you can expect nothing but the best conglomeration of
a spectacular film showing event, featuring exclusive footages from THE EVENT and the HAPPY NEW YEAR F4 concerts;

a halting press conference to be attended by the concert producers, organizers and promoters, as well as the media;

and one great big Ohana where nothing matters but friendship, camaraderie and, of course, F4.

When: March 14 (with Press Coverage)
March 21
Where: RATSKY's Tomas Morato
What time: 5pm onwards

***Ticket prices are Php300 each, inclusive of 1 order of iced tea and the chance to ask a few questions of your own***

Let us celebrate as one big F4 Ohana, reliving and creating great F4 memories as we commence the countdown to another fantabulous, fabutastic, feverishly fun F4 event featuring
Vanness Wu.


Tickets can be obtained through Megamedia Productions and OnlyF4 Philippines. Interested parties may call Megamedia Productions or send an email to OnlyF4_Philippines@yahoo.com. Please specify F4 OHANA PARTY in the subject line and include pertinent details such as name, date of event that you will be attending as well as the number of tickets that you will be purchasing. OnlyF4 will then inform you of further instructions.
***[OnlyF4 Philippines will be selling tickets on March 6. Please visit us at the 2nd floor of Cafe Breton in Podium, Ortigas between 3pm-6pm]***

For more information, please contact Megamedia Productions through the following numbers: (632) 688-0707 and (632) 688-0808 or visit the OnlyF4 Proboards.

*** 'cause i can't help, falling in love with you ***

RUMOURS CLARIFIED!!!

translated interview - rumours clarified

Special thanks to hermaning of onlyjerry for posting this message

Kindly credit "http://onlyf4.proboards4.com - Kevral" if you wish to
post the following translation elsewhere.

The following article is an interview by a newspaper (or mag, i'm not
too sure) and the interviewee is Zhi Xiang Li - one of F4's managers.

Manager reveals for the 1st time, the truth about the disbandment of
F4

Rumor #1: The truth about the disbandment of F4

According to a particular newspaper which reportedly received
reliable news, reported that Jerry Yan, who has only 6 mths left to
his existing contract with his management agency, has the intention
of forming his own company for his own future developments, and he's
holding a very firm stance on his decision to not extend his current
contract. As such, F4 will officially disband come September. That
article also provided a very clear view regarding the contracts F4
signed. That is, the 4 of them currently belong to Taiwan Fulong, Ken
Chu has signed a 10-year contract a long time ago, Vic Chou has also
extended his contract by 3 yrs at the start of this year, thus
leaving Vanness Wu and Jerry Yan, both having 6 mths left to their
contracts. Fulong is currently trying very hard to get the 2 of them
to extend their contracts, as understood, the chances of Vanness
extending his is very high, whereas Jerry Yan is proving to be a very
difficult target, he has told Fulong straight that he intends to form
his own company to manage his own developments. He's bent on leaving,
as such, it's unavoidable that F4 will disband

Clarification #1

Zhi Xiang Li too seems very helpless when he was replying our
questions, but still, he made the simplest rebuttal: "No such thing.
It's the first time we've heard this, this rumor will occur almost
every month. There's no such thing."

With regards to the particular newspaper reporting that Jerry wish to
form his own company, Zhi Xiang Li clarified that actually each of F4
have all along have had their own company, that being offices opened
under their own names. "They had these offices since they signed the
contracts with us", Zhi Xiang Li said: "In Taiwan, every artiste will
open an office of their own, this is for them to handle some of their
private stuff."

As for the most debatable question regarding Jerry Yan's contract,
Zhi Xiang Li insisted that Jerry's contract with them will not be
ending so soon, but they have been discussing the issue of extending
his contract. As for the progress of the discussion, he said: "The
discussion went very happily, but this is confidential to our company.

Rumor #2: F4 is not a group

To support the 'fact' that F4 has already disbanded, that particular
newspaper reported that since last year, basically each of F4 have
already started on their individual developments - Jerry filmed
, Vanness filmed , Ken filmed Love>, while Vic concentrated on filming idol drama .
Also, when they were interviewed on several occasions, they insisted
that the 4 of them only got together because of , and
that they hope that come the future, each of them will be able to
identify his own goals and work towards that. But even though the
disbandment of F4 is at hand, the 4 of them cannot avoid the
possibility of working together again, because the commercial
contracts they signed with Pepsi and S&K were signed under the name
of F4, as such, if the advertisors organises any promotion, the 4 of
them will have to come together as F4 again.

Clarification #2

With regards to this question, Zhi Xiang Li feels that "we'll need to
have a really long discussion". Because, it seems that till now,
others still don't seem to understand the nature of the existence of
the group F4. "Initially, the 4 of them is neither a group nor a
boyband. In , their roles is that of a group, but when
they signed their contracts with us, it was as individuals, and not
as a group, hence now we are also waiting for good scripts, good
music, only then will they be able to come together as a group.

There may be some concerns raised towards Zhi Xiang Li's answer,
because looking at F4's current hectic schedule, it seems almost
impossible that the 4 of them will be able to spare some time to come
together to film a drama serial, but still, he brought another good
news: "We still want to hold concerts. Hopefully by year end or
beginning of next year, we'll be able to hold a worldwide tour.

Rumor #3: We did not get others to sing on behalf

Another recent issue is that recently, while being interviewed by a
HongKong radio station, Luo Da Yuo announced publicly that he does
not like F4, because entertainment factor stood 90% of F4's music,
making it totally different from actual music. He even said that a
friend told him that when F4 sings the harmonization part of their
songs, it's not totally sang by them alone, but got others to sing on
their behalf.

Clarification #3

With regards to Luo's criticisms, Zhi Xiang Li insisted that they did
not get others to sing and emphasized that that's only back-up
vocals: "You all also listen to a lot of cds, actually nowadays back-
up vocals need not be sang by yourself, you can employ professional
back-up singers to sing it for you, but the main vocal is still sang
by themselves. Be it Jay Chou, Jolin Cai or Elva Hsiao, they also
employed professional back-up singers to act as their back-up vocals!"

As for the part about entertainment factor exceeding that of real
music, F4's album producer Liu Tian Jian said adamantly the other day
that the music industry itself is an entertainment industry, and F4
is an entertainment group, entertainment is a singer's
responsibility. Compared to Liu's outburst, Zhi Xiang Li's answer is
much more polite: "Everyone has his/her own standard towards
appreciating any songs, he's a senior, of course we will thank him
for his guidance and comments."

Then will F4 change their music direction because of this? Zhi Xiang
Li feels that: "We can't do anything about this, because there's
always so many comments, F4's fans feel that their songs are very
nice, we'll not change their music direction just because Teacher Luo
said that their songs contain too much of the entertainment factor,
what if we change the type of music they do, and the fans feel that
their songs are not nice, then what are we to do? But of course,
we'll still look for songs that suit the 4 of them.

source taken from Big Star 5th Mar 2004
http://ent.163.com/ent_2003/editor/news/starnews/040305/040305_226396.
html


STARSTRUCK ON VANNESS CONCERT? NO WAY!!!

we are indeed - do not want starstruck besides they've been telling that f4 is not a fever anymore...look now? they're joining....now, who's moving over? f4 or starstruck? please...

ako din

Just wanted to say na gamitin ang comments box para sa comments na related dun sa post na yun. may tag-board sa blog para sa mga iba pang messages nyo. yun lang. arigatou and stop being a hater.

peAce!


joisu da webmistress

DON'T CALL YOURSELF A F4 FAN IF U HATE ONE OF THEM!

this is all i can say for those who hate a member or two of f4!

I understand all of us have personal choices...but don't call urself a f4 fan if u hate one of them!!! And please, stop comparing each of them.They are four-4-four, different entities who have their own talents!

I know most of us got sad (including meeh!)when it was announced earlier that Jerry will be no longer performing this march but please, even Vanness alone or with Ken or Vic, let's support them!!!!

Peace Out!


ADDED NEW VIDEO

MK music video is currently playing.

Thanks so sister joisu, for fixing some tags hehehe me utang na naman ako sayo nito!!!!

enjoy watching

jerry forever!

mitch

DIARY OF A FAN, part 5

February 6, 2004
The day of the flight… the night before, I can’t sleep… I kept on checking my bag… did I forget anything? Is my gift for zai zai all set? Should I bring along my dog (stuffed toy)?… I slept at around 1.30 am and then woke up at 4.30… siyempre while taking a bath all smile na ako kahit ang lalim ng eye bags ko at sobrang dark niya… my mom and my brother were the ones who accompanied me to the airport… we left the house by 5.30… nung asa airport na, eh di ba-bye na kay mama… sabi niya, ingat ka don, ‘wag ka gala mag-isa baka mawala ka… tapos kiss na then bye… I texted ms. mila, she was inside the airport already waiting for me and two other persons… ms. roslyn reyes from sony and vj salie. When I saw her sa waiting area and after greeting her… wala lang… quiet lang ako… then I asked her… “Bakit po yung entry ko yung napili niyo? What was your criteria?”… she just told me, “wala naman talagang criteria… basta okay yung sa’yo and also, kailangan na kasi namin ng winner agad…” okay… so quiet ulit…
While waiting for the others, napatingin ako sa may entrance nung airport… I saw a familiar-looking face… I said to myself, “kilala ko ‘ata ‘to…” yun pala si salie!!! She’s really pretty in person… when I was introduced to her, parang magkakilala na kami… feeling ko nga parang close na kami!!! Haha!!!=) I texted my friends right away… sabi ko nga ang pretty ni salie… after that, ms. ros came (who is also pretty and kinda looks like a female version of ken) tapos nagcheck-in na… immigration… then we waited for our flight to be called… they ate breakfast after that, ms. mila said, “Mag-shoot na tayo for OPM MYX… tapos introduce mo na si christia…” WHAT THE ***?! Hello?! Asa airport!!! Ang daming tao… wala naman akong nagawa, tawa lang ng tawa… kaya ganon… people were looking at us for crying out loud!!!=)
Minutes after 8.00 am, we boarded the plane… siyempre, sa loob ng plane ‘di pinatawad… nagshoot pa rin sila…=) and then ms. ros gave me my free zai zai cd… siyempre, I listened to it right away!!!=)
We landed in hong kong before 10.30… sobrang lamig talaga!!! Ms. Ros saw me wearing just a plain jacket kaya she asked me, “did they inform you na sobrang lamig ngayon?” I answered back, “Ms. mila told me but I never thought it would be THIS cold!!!” DAMN!!! Sa loob pa lang ng airport, nagchichill na ako… then she looked back, sabi ni ms. ros, “Hey there!” when I looked back din, I saw TIM YAP… TIM YAP?! What on earth is he doing in hong kong?! TIM YAP!!! My goodness!!! While walking towards the immigration, nagvivideo si ms. mila and we were laughing kasi wala na kaming maintidihan ni salie… we were transported to meteor garden…=)
There was this immigration slip and health certificate that I failed to write on inside the plane kaya sobrang nagmamadali ako sa line sa immigration!!! Buti na lang I was able to finish it right away… ang lamig na nga ng hands ko (numb na) tapos sobrang kaba pa kasi baka they might find out something about me, pauwiin nila ako… (it was my first time to travel alone kaya sobrang worried din ako…) para tuloy akong tanga don…=) Tapos sobrang tagal pa nung baggage ko!!! Hindi ko agad makita… ms. mila and salie were waiting for me kaya nakakahiya… naisip ko agad yung gift ko kay zai zai… siyempre inuna yung gift bago yung damit ko diba?! Tapos tim and ms. ros were there with us na… I was introduced to tim by ms. ros… shake hands… warm ng kamay unlike me na parang patay… BAKIT SILA GANON?! Nakakainis… di ba sila nilalamig?!
Anyway, we were met by the tour guide sa may labas na… tapos we went to the mini bus to bring us to our hotel… pag labas namin sa airport, shit!!! Sobrang lamig talaga!!! Siguro around 10 degrees… winter talaga!!! My friends, during our break time in class, called me up sa phone… “Tinay!!! (my other nick name) asan ka na?!” sobrang ingay nila don sa classroom… I really wanted to shout… “Ching!!! Showbiz na!!! Andito si TIM YAP!!!” but I didn’t kasi asa likod ko lang yung tao…=) sabi ko na lang, asa airport kami… we’re going to the hotel… blah blah blah…
I was really freezing na that I told them na ang first item na bibilin ko was jacket… kaya salie offered her extra jacket to me for the mean time…=) On our way to the hotel, si tim the tour guide was welcoming us and all… tapos offering us kung gusto namin punta sa ocean park… si salie, it’s her first time to go to HK kaya gusto niya ma-tour yung HK… sabi nila she should make the most out of the trip so gusto niya sama, sama siya… I was also asked if I want to go to ocean park… Naku po!!! Lagot na!!!=) I don’t have enough money to join the tour pero I just said yes… mukha naman ako kawawa!!! Good thing salie didn’t go with tim the tour guide!!! Yes!!! ‘di nabawasan pocket money ko!!!=)
When we were dropped off in our hotel and after checking in, panik na kami sa room… I was with ms. mila… the room was kinda small… pero I don’t really care… I AM IN HONG KONG!!! Zai zai and I are breathing the same air now!!!=)
The five of us, Ms. Mila, Ms. Ros, Salie, Tim and I, met up at the lobby to look for lunch… around 1pm… Tim mentioned that he made a reservation at the inter-con… there was this restaurant inside that we have to try daw… kaya we have to be back at the hotel by 8.30 kasi 10 pa yung dinner… Sabi ko, why so late? Accordingly, we were waiting for someone… si “tito ricki” daw will arrive at that time… Sinong tito ricki? Ricki Lo pala… hmm… ibang level na ‘to… showbiz na talaga!!!=) haha!!!=) We ended up eating in a dimsum place near the hotel…
After that, we went on our own na… naghahanap na ako ng jacket ko… since I was with tim yap who happens to love fur, yung jacket na nabili ko tuloy may fur din!!!=) nakakatawa talaga!!! We just walked from the dimsum place to I don’t know where… tapos along Nathan road, we passed by promo posters of zai zai… siyempre sabi ko, “I’ll see you tomorrow, dude!!!’’
Ms. Mila was looking for a place named Sino Center… sobrang layo niya kaya we decided to take a cab… we were dropped off in Mong Kok tapos sabi sa amin nung driver, “Turn right first corner… after stop light.” Naman!!! There were two stop lights don!!! Kaya nanghula kami ni Ms. Mila… wala ring sense yung direction nung driver…
When we turned right… guess what I saw?! Samuel and Kevin store!!! SHIT!!! Tapos meron malaking billboard nila!!! WHAT THE?! I can’t believe it… kakaiba yung feeling kasi I actually saw the store na silang 4 yung nag-eendorse… I thought sa mga e-mail ko lang sila makikita… I guess not…=)
When we finally found the place, Sino Center (Dude, if you’re a big anime’, J-pop, canto-pop fan and you want everything cheap… Sino Center is the place), sobrang natuwa na naman ako!!! ANG DAMI ANIME’!!! ANG DAMI ZAIZAI!!! ANG DAMI F4!!! When I saw the original F4/zai zai stuff, kuha lang ako ng kuha… I didn’t mind the price so when they asked me how much were the items I bought, my answer would be a very quick “Hindi ko alam!”=)
After buying so many F4 stuff, I told myself, “I can now call myself a REAL fan.” Why? Kasi before I don’t usually buy their albums dito sa Philippines… all my F4 stuff are in my mailbox… True! I watch their concerts… I listen to their music… pero wala akong shrine for F4 or zai zai… even posters wala ako… just one, bigay pa yon… that’s how kuripot I am…=) But when I was there, man, I was really different…=)
When we left the building, we passed by S&K again… wala ng hiya-hiya… I got my camera from my bag, stayed in front of the store and took a picture… I don’t know if people were looking at me but I don’t care…=) By 5.30 we headed back to the hotel through a cab again… guess what I saw again?! A pepsi bus!!! WHAT THE?! Grabe na ‘to!!! Sayang, kasi I wasn’t able to take a picture kasi may isang pangit na bus na tinakpan yung pepsi bus!!!
Back at the hotel, I called up my sister and informed her na walang vanness photo book… then na-cut!!! WALA NA AKONG LOAD!!! Oh crap!!! I need to buy one kasi hindi ako nakapagdala ng globe… I went out on my own, freezing to death na and looked for 7/11… I asked them, “Do you have prepaid call cards for cell phones?” Ang answer, “don’t have any…” Man! Was I depressed… may nakasalubong akong Filipino couple and asked them, yun nga daw sa 7/11… pasok ulit ako 7/11… dun sa napasukan ko meron daw pero ang bigay sa akin sim card ng orange (telecom company)… I’m not looking for a sim card!!! I’m looking for a prepaid card… I waited for several minutes… ‘di na niya ako pinansin kasi ba naman tinapos niya lahat ng customers na nasa line… when I asked him again, kinausap niya yung co-worker niya… medyo he was a little irritated na kasi ‘di nga kami nagkakaintindihan… may tinuro siya na parang mga cards sa entrance ng store… dapat pala you should get one of those cards and present it at the counter… that’s when I found out na tawag pala nila sa prepaid card ay RECHARGEABLE VOUCHER!!! Goodness gracious!!!=)
I left and looked for the real orange store… finally, I was able to get the thing that I was looking for… on my way back at the hotel, lakad na lang ako ng lakad when I realized na nawawala na ako!!! Shit!!! Wala na yung landmark ko!!! AHHHH!!! I thought I brought along with me the map to the hotel but I was so wrong… I was so dead… Ayaw kong magfreak out doon… I don’t want to cry pero deep down talaga, I wanted to cry!!! Shit!!! I am so lost… no choice na ako but to take the cab… sobra lapit na lang pala sayang tuloy money ko!!!
Back in our room, I reloaded my cellphone pero hindi pwede!!! AHHH!!! Pa’no na yan?! Sobrang problematic na ako naaawa na si ms. mila sa akin… no choice ulit… I went out again and bought a sim card… nakakainis!!! Buti na lang wala na yung guy from 7/11 na hindi ako pinansin kanina… mapapahiya ako non!!!=) damn!!! That time, ‘di na ako nawala… I went back to the hotel safely…
A few hours later, we left the hotel for dinner… that’s when I met tito ricki… hehe!!! Nakiki-tito na rin ako…=) he didn’t join us for dinner kasi sobrang pagod daw siya… we ate nga at the inter-con… very nice view… very nice seats din kasi we ate at the chef’s table… ibang level…=) si tim madaldal… sabi niya si Jackie Chan lang daw yung artist na sobrang na-starstruck siya and si sharon cuneta…=) and he’s friends with A-Mei… he parties with her and the other hong kong socialites…=) iba siya!!!
After eating, salie, ms. mila and I went to temple street… nagpapack-up na silang lahat kasi upto 1am lang yung night market and we arrived there pass 12 midnight na… nakakatawa kami kasi while they’re packing up, nakikipag-haggle pa kami sa kanila… somebody even tried to hit on salie e…=) “Where u from? You are beautiful…” Haha!!! Funny!!!=) We left temple street at around 1.30 and arrived at the hotel by 2am… before going to sleep, I was fixing my gift for zai zai… I rewrote my letter as well… I slept before 3 am with the thought of meeting zai zai in my mind…=)

* February 7, 2004
This is the day!!! I woke up early kahit sobrang puyat… what did I do?! Siyempre fixing my gift to zai zai pa rin… natatawa na nga lang si ms. mila kasi nga I slept late because I’m doing something for zai zai tapos I woke up early doing something for zai zai pa rin…=)
By 10 am… I’m all set for the day… I accompanied ms. mila to Watson’s but sad to say, we didn’t find any store near the hotel… so naggala na lang kami… we just have to be back sa hotel by 11.30 to meet up with everybody else… we went to I think two stores full of cosmetics… tapos out of nowhere, I just said to myself, “I need to buy a cheek tint and a lip gloss!!! I really need to buy one!!!” if you know me, sasabihin mo, “Tinay, ikaw ba yan?” To be honest, I really don’t buy or use cosmetics… I don’t know how to apply it on myself… kasi I’m a bit boyish…=) it would take my best friends one hell of a time just to persuade me to buy kikay stuff… si zai zai lang pala katapat ko!!!=) he turned me into a girl!!! Haha!!!=)
We met up with them at the lobby before 12 noon… While waiting, sabi kasi may games daw dun sa fans day… tito ricki asked me, “are you chinese?” I said no… tapos sabi niya I look like one naman so dapat magjoin daw kami sa games… =) tim wasn’t be able to join us kasi he’s still sleeping… nakipagparty pa kasi e…=) so we left for HITEC… quite far from the hotel pero okay lang… damn!!! I’m getting nearer… I’m almost there… when we arrived at the venue, the first thing that welcomed us was a ji de wo ai ni poster!!! This is it!!!=) AHHHH!!! I can’t take this anymore…=) siyempre pinatulan ko ulit yon… I took pictures again… there, we met two filipinas who came all the way from the country just for the fans day and for the autograph signing the following day…
We ate first since the event will start at 2 pa… around 1.30, salie and I went to the CR… sobrang nervous na ako… I wanted to run, to jump, to scream talaga!!! I felt restlessness that time… nakakainis na!!!
We left the restaurant the moment we went came back from the CR… pareho kami ni salie na kinakabahan kasi zai zai fan din siya…=) I saw a poster again near the elevator and as usual I took another picture!!!=) When we turned left, that was it!!! I saw fans lining up already… people from the media… cameras, lights… Oh my god!!! I saw the cameras of TVBS, Phoenix, Asia Plus, Channel V… sobrang na-excite ako kasi I only see their signs sa cable… that time, I really saw it!!! They were going to cover the event!!!=)
We met several other fans… from China, Thailand… The girl from China even gave us a zai zai button… A few minutes later, Ms. Ros called us saying that we’re going inside the hall na!!! We were the first few people who were able to enter venue hall B1 - - if I’m not mistaken… Once we were inside and once I saw the stage with a very big picture of zai zai at the back, the balloons and everything, I was really in awe!!! Songs of zai zai were being played pa!!! Gosh!!! I’ve traveled how many miles just to see this, to see him!!! Everything was so surreal!!! I was like jumping for joy inside the hall and the security people were looking at me!!!=) I called up my friends back home… “Ching, I’m inside the hall!!! Eto na!!! Tapos later, we’ll be going to his hotel!!!” I promised to call them back once I see zai zai… One of the organizers gave us numbers for our seats… we sat near the stage!!! Iba talaga!!!
The event started before 3pm… Salie and I were getting bored na kasi nga matagal magstart… then the host came up the stage… siyempre she was talking in mandarin kaya wala kaming maintindihan… tito ricki knows another Chinese language, not mandarin… sayang… yung supposed interpreter namin kasi, tulog pa…=) Clueless kami as to what was happening yun pala may game… paunahan mag-raise ng hands so that you could be chosen as a contestant… Salie and I raised our hands din kaso we weren’t picked… Buti na lang kasi yung contest pala, you have to sing zai zai songs from his new album… they will play a song tapos ‘pag nagstop, you have to continue it…=) I haven’t memorized the songs yet nor have I properly listened to his CD… kaya good thing I wasn’t chosen…=) I forgot who won pero siyempre lahat sila may gift… poster…
Fans were calling for zai zai already because wala pa rin siya e… tagal na… sigaw sila ng sigaw, “ZAI ZAI! ZAI ZAI!” kami ni salie, we were trying to come up with our own translation kung ano man yung sinasabi nung host… We almost fell asleep na nga… tapos, yun na… he went up the stage and said “Hallo!!!”!!! Ayon na siya!!! Salie and I were going nuts sa may table namin… the others okay lang… I kept on telling salie, “SALIE! SALIE! ANDIYAN NA SIYA!!! $%@#%^@$!!!” Oh my goodness!!! Iba ang stage presence niya… sobra talaga!!! Sobrang tuwa ko kakapicture, I decided to go near the stage kasi yung zoom nung camera, it’s not that nice… sabi ko kay salie that I have to go nearer… no more second thoughts, I knelt down the aisle and started to sort of crawl/walk… I don’t know how you call it basta para akong nasa baclaran church!!! Salie did the same thing with me… When we were two tables away from the railings and stage, nakita kami ng security and started to walk towards us eh nakita ko siya agad… “Salie, may security!!! Halika na!!!” We ran back to our seats and started to laugh out loud!!!=) Salie tansfered to the table in front of us… I saw her asking the girl beside her so I decided to try my luck… The one seated beside me was a boy… I asked, “Do you understand English? Can you tell me what is happening?” He just shook his head… poor me…=( So, I was there, listening to what they were saying… just watching zai zai’s move… the way he laughs… then he sang one song… Your Body Heat (as translated in the Philippine version of the cd)… maarte siya kumanta!!! But cute!!!=) it’s live… I called up my friend and told her to listen to zai zai!!!=)
After that, tapos na yung event… he went down the stage and we were like, “Tapos na?!”=) The fans grabbed their chairs towards the front and siyempre, eto na naman ako, “Ano meron?! Why are they taking their chairs? Salie, halika na!!! Punta tayo sa harap!!!” We didn’t know what was happening perso game kami… Salie took a chair… I didn’t get one kasi I was bringing all our stuff… yun pala may picture taking yung mga fans… the media people were on the stage and then the fans behind the railings… yun lang pala e, so we decided to let it pass… malayo rin naman kami sa may center eh… few minutes later, everybody was screaming!!! Zai zai came out again to have his picture taken!!! WWWHHHAAATTT???!!! Sayang!!! The person I met kanina called me and said, “Halika dito!!! Andito si zai zai!!!” so balik ako… I stood up sa chair… I almost fell pa nga kasi kasama ko siya (yung friend ko) sa chair… I saw his the side of his face… My friend was shouting “ZAI ZAI WO AI NI!!!” Gaya naman ako… naki WO AI NI na rin ako!!!=) I think pumiyok pa nga ako e… =)
Anyway, after that, that was it… we went back to the hotel kasi we’ll be picking up tim and ms. ros was going to get something pa… chance ko na rin to freshen up…=) before 5 ata we arrived back at the hotel then we ate first at the cafĂ© sa may lobby… we’ll be meeting again before 6.30… we went up and went straight to the washroom… I washed my face, brushed my teeth… basta inulit ko yung morning ritual ko… tapos I made myself up na… I really don’t know how to put on the cheek tint basta lagay lang ako ng lagay, once in a while asking ms. mila kung okay na… “Dagdagan mo pa! Wala akong Makita e.” So lagay naman ako… I removed my rubber shoes na din… pinalitan ko ng sandals… Ang taray ng dating!!! High heels pa!!!=) Basta I really wanted to look presentable and girly that night kaya pati blouse ko pink!!!=)
We waited for salie in our room… tapos nagvideo sila… downstairs, when we were complete na, we went down to the parking area to wait for our cab… I was with tito ricki and tim… salie, ms. ros and ms. mila in another cab… niloloko nga ako ni tito ricki eh… sabi niya, “Ayan! You’re rubbing elbows na with tim yap!!!” I replied, “Oo nga eh!!! I was shocked when I saw him then you…”=) Inside the cab, I was really quiet… the two of them just talking… in Chinese pa nga minsan… basta pag nagchinese sila, they made it a point to translate what they’re saying for me… para ‘di naman ako ma-left out… that was really nice of them… He also asked me what my age is kasi they were talking about something not intended for a minor… I said I’m 22… tapos nakuha pang manloko saying that he thought I was 21 and a half… haha!!! Very funny… with a sarcastic tone…=) I could pass as a 16 year old girl daw kasi…=) ganon?!=)
The cab slowed down already and I saw the name of the hotel… HARBOUR PLAZA… Gosh!!! This is it!!! I’m in the same building as zai zai!!! Damn!!!=)
We went to the third floor… business center… then we waited for them there… I went to the CR to pee then while I was inside doing my business, I heard ms. ros speaking… Shit!!! Andiyan na sila!!! Wait for me!!! I rushed towards the waiting area kahit I’m not yet fully done with my thing… OOOPS!!! It wasn’t them pa pala…=) while waiting, the Chinese girl (the one I met at the fans day) called me… she followed zai zai in his hotel… tapos dumami na sila… they were asking me how I’m feeling at the moment… how I won the contest… they also asked me if I could give their gifts to zai zai… I just said, I’ll try…=) Before I went inside the business center, they were teaching me Chinese phrases… ‘pag di ko na alam yung sasabihin, Ji De Wo Ai Ni na lang…=) Then I went inside… feeling ko para akong delegate of some conference na makakameet ng isang important world leader… kakaiba!!!=) Ms. Ros told me after I came inside that the managers to be inside the room during the MYX interview kasi originally, di dapat… I don’ t know what exactly happened but they allowed me…=)
I was preparing my stuff when I heard the sound of the elevator… Ting!!! Then I saw people wearing business attires… they were wearing all black… and then… and then… SHIT!!!! Lumabas na siya ng elevator!!! Damn!!! He’s so tall kaya siya talaga yung mapapansin mo…=) While he was walking (na feeling ko sobrang slow motion lahat…), I was smiling talaga… ear to ear… when they went inside the room, I sat beside Salie and hugged her, “Salie, eto na! Sorry… nasakal ba kita?!” Sabi niya, “Oo nga e… medyo mabigat ka kasi…”=)
Tim was the first one to interview vic… after that, tito ricki and ms. mila were next… kami ni salie, quiet na lang… she wasn’t talking… I wasn’t talking as well… SILENCE… I was on the floor, hugging my chair kasi sobrang nervous na ako… Kasi the moment has arrived…=) Mukha akong kawawa talaga!!!=)
Ms. Ros came out of the room and said, “tin, salie… kayo na!!!” Salie went ahead of me kaya nagmamadali ako… I brought all my stuff… those things to be signed… my bag… my gift… the gifts of the other fans… ang dami kong dala, I looked like a delivery girl…=) anyway, as we entered the room, OH MY GOD!!! I saw him seated on the sofa… almost lying pero hindi and he was singing “You are so beautiful to me…” in perfect English, mind you!!!=) no accent or whatever… I heard him sing live and in English!!!=) Damn, how lucky can a fan get?!?!?! When I saw him, I almost fainted but I tried not to faint… Dude, napaluhod na lang ako… as if I saw a miracle… a god in front of me!!!=) wala rin naming chairs sa loob ng room so talagang nakaupo lang ako sa floor… for 20 to 30 minutes that I was inside the room, nakasmile lang ako…=) and whenever he’s looking at my way, at the back… he never failed to nod and smile at me… he acknowledged my presence for goodness sake!!!=) siyempre, ganon din ako!!! I was like a Japanese girl for 30 minutes because I kept on bowing my head…=) then my moment came… ms. ros was like, “I’d like you to meet the winner of our contest… this is… anong name mo gusto ipakilala? Tin-tin or christia?” Hmmm… I went, “tin-tin na lang po para madali!!!” “This is tin-tin…” Damn!!!=) “Hi” “Hallo!” Then he said my name and repeated it several times… funny nga because he was kind of laughing/smiling while saying “tin-tin”… I don’t know why…=) Yung gift ko and my camera, I placed them on the table before I held and shook his hand… When he offered his hand to shake mine, sobrang kinakabahan ako… shake hands na… his hand was so warm and soft as compared to mine na sobrang nilalamig… then he asked me, “Ni shi zhong guo ren ma?” Huh?! I looked straight in his eyes and said “Huh?!” Then looked at the interpreter dumbfounded… she said, “are you Chinese?!” I said no… Damn, he smelled good!!! For all those who want to know, mabango siya… I don’t know exactly kung may perfume siya or anything pero mabango siya… or di ko lang naamoy kasi sobrang my senses didn’t cooperate with me…=) then I think I gave him my gift, explained what’s inside, and pleading pa nga ata to read my letter and eat the mangoes…=) then picture taking na… I really thought that he wouldn’t put his arms around me but HE DID!!! Oh my goodness!!!=) that was one hell of an experience…=) then autograph signing… I was able to ask for 5… very lucky me!!!=) while writing down my name, he was again smiling… really don’t know why… anybody?! What does tin-tin mean in Chinese?!=) after the signing, I gave the gifts from the other fans… explained that some came from fans from Guang Zhou, China… nauutal talaga ako I can’t even pronounce Guang Zhou properly… I kept on saying, “Guang… Guang…” and then he was looking at me… parang naaawa na siya sa akin because I can’t say the name of the place… I told him, “…from China…” and he was like, “Oh… China, Guang Zhou… Xie Xie… thank you…”=) tapos yung gift from the filipina fan… a wallet with money inside… but they didn’t get the money… they don’t accept money from fans e… after that, that was it… we said our goodbyes na… I can’t recall kung nagshake hands ba ulit or something pero I was really happy!!!=) Before leaving, I wanted to say, “WAIT I HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING IN CHINESE!!!”… I’ve been practicing Chinese phrases for several days… memorizing it… but I wasn’t able to talk… I wasn’t able to say anything… sobrang star struck /love struck… wala tuloy nangyari!!! AHHHH!!! When I tried to open my mouth to talk, feeling ko yung dila ko babalik sa loob… That is my biggest regret… not being able to say what I wanted to… pero I wrote everything in my letter naman… AND the fact that I wasn’t able to hug him back… unforgivable… kaya sabi ko nga…”I wanna cry!!!” huhuhu!!!=(
After that, we went out of the room… they asked me what happened… interviewed me… all that… and that was it… zai zai and company left the place 5 to 10 minutes after salie and I went out of the room… we were supposed to have a group picture taking kaya lang they remembered that there was another interview or something… we said bye na!!! And for the last time, he looked at me, bowed and smiled…
February 7, 2004 was, is and will always be the best day of my entire life…=)
*** we ate dinner at around 10 pm… after that salie, ms. mila, tim and I went to mong kok that time for the night market… late na naman kami kaya nagpapack up na sila… we went back to the hotel before 3 am…