Saturday, December 26, 2009

Same Old HK

Same old HK, except for the weather and christmas deco, HK is still the same. The cafe which I like to have breakfast is still there and selling fabulous breakfast!

My brother and the other Ekin comrades eating breakfast at the best cafe near my hostel. Notice that one of the Ekin fan has got a daughter already and the little girl made a card for Ekin. She is a real smart and sharp kid but she is too smart for her own good I think.

We went to see Feng Yun again in HK! Just wanna see it the cantonese version. LOL. However, the cinema we went to really sucks!!! And although it sucks, it is still crowded. Our show was at Hall 5. We went up 2 escalators and arrived at Hall 1. The guy told us to go up more to Hall 5. So we continued up another 2 or 3 escalators and we arrived at Hall 2.


We continued up another 3 escalators to Hall 3. We got it now. One hall at one level. So we went up another 3 escalators to Hall 4. At this level, there weren't anymore escalators so we thought that Hall 4 and Hall 5 must be on the same floor.

Unfortunately, we were damn wrong.

The staff told us to climb up the staircase at the emergency exit to get to Hall 5! We were like... -_-" diaoz..

So we climbed... and huffed.. and puffed... all the way up to Hall 5.

To our dismay, the seats were not on slopes. All we can see in the cinema is the huge heads in front of us. We had to slant our positions to see the screen. Poor Wendy. Her daughter wanted to drink coke and she went ALL THE WAY DOWN to the first floor to get her the drink and went all the way up all those escalators again and up the stair case to reach Hall 5.

I think this will be the last time I go to this Cinema. It's at Mongkok. Everybody please don't go there k.

After the show we went shopping at Garden Street, near Mongkok too. Though the cinema sucks, the shopping was good. Lots of cheap stuff there.

Tsk tsk tsk.. Look at all the shopping!!!

Finally after shopping, we went back to Hotel to prepare ourselves for the big night. I am not going to talk too much about the concert.. LOL :P

After the concert... All the happy faces.

The next day, we went free and easy as my Ekin's comrades got some other things on. So me and my bro went to Stars Avenue. Yah, again for me, so it's kind of boring but my bro wants to see it.

As you noticed, there isn't any photos of me. Since I have taken alot of photos the previous time I went, I just took photos for my bro. I have used up all my poses for the previous trip already.

After visiting this Star Avenue, my bro told me that he is interested to see this Hongkong Cultural Centre. I never went there before and had no idea what's inside so we went into check it out.

A notice at the elevators said that there is a gallery with painting exhbitions on the 4th floor so we went up.

When I got off the lift, I saw this!!

Zuni!!! LOL, didn't expect to bump into their office at HK lor. HAhaha. I often watch the Zuni productions because they do experimental opera performances. It's very chim but well.. interesting lor.
I blogged about their show before here:
We went to the exhibition.
Then I went to the washroom at the 3rd level and I saw this:

Marriage Registry! I bet those regular tourists will not see this lor. So I am blogging it to show you all.

As a dedicated opera amateur actress, I can't resist to take a photo of this below picture when I saw it in HK.

Haha I felt kind of 亲切 to see this!
We also visited the Space centre and astronomy centre which is also the first time for me because regular tourists won't bother I think. I suggested my brother to see it and it's still not too bad for an admin fee of HKD10.

Erm.. just showing you guys the solar system. Please remember that poor Pluto is no longer a planet. :P

We had prawn burger in Mcdo!!! It's nice. Singapore should have it.

And this super nice bubble tea with red pearlsssss!! I can say that this bubble tea is AS GOOD AS KOI! Really. It's very nice and it has got flavours that Singapore don't have. I especially love the winter melon milk tea! I took it everyday! Even before I leave HK, I bought a cup to drink on the ferry to Macau.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Ekin Concert!

My tickets to an immensely passionate and exciting concert.....

The concert that we have been waiting for 11 years~

We have got good seats because we bought the tickets early, even before they released it. We asked the HK fans club to get them.

Initially we wanted to watch Ekin pray outside the concert hall but then there was a very very big crowd there already and the rain is starting to fall and the weather was so damn cold. I saw a Japanese girl wearing Kimono there, waiting fo Ekin to come out to pray. I used my jacket to shield myself from the rain and then my friend took a picture of me.

Abit look like ghost lor but not bad lah. Natural shot. LOL. We couldn't stand the cold so we gave up and went to Mcdonald's instead. We missed the praying session.

At Mac, we started cam whoring.. Hahaha.. Nothing else better to do.

Me and shun bin.

With the boards we made in Singapore.

LOL, this is the back of my jacket. Our Ekin Club International uniform.

The tickets!

Wanna show the logo but.....

My Ekin looked ever so good....

The concert was fantastic! Ekin sang with lots of feelings as the last time he had a concert was 11 years ago. He really felt grateful and touched that he is able to stand in this stadium again with a full house. Yes, tickets sold out in like 2 days.

I wasn't lying about the full house! See this video!

Hee.. See the full house? This was even before it was filled up man.

Started taking photos of random things....

This is my little bro. Not very little. One year younger than me only.

We are super fans!!!

The hall started filling up....

After so many nonsense photos of us... Let's look at Ekin's handsome photos. Of course I never took these. These were taken by pro photographer that night and I got them off the Ekin website. Enjoy!

In his conert, Ekin was really very emotional. He said that he never knew that he will one day stand on this stage again. He cried when he sang 感激我遇见. He said that he really 感激 all the fans whom he knew supported him throughout all these tough days. All these years, never change. Ekin's PA, Shan shan (I mentioned her in my previous entry), said that Ekin hasn't changed over the years and so does his fans. The fans used to be little girls and call him Ekin gor gor. Now, his fans are all grown up and bringing their kids to watch the concert!

We didn't change through out so many years when he was down. Yes, that is us! LOL, we have been liking him for like.. 14 years liao. Had never change and will never change!

At Shan shan's speech, Ekin cried.. He was touched that his fans were so supportive and that both nights of his concerts were full. I remembered that when he was in SG, he told us during our gathering that he was afraid that no one will come to his concert. :)

Ekin cried so much that he couldn't finish singing 感激我遇见. The fans finished it for him. He said that this song brought him alot of feelings and emotions. It totally described how he felt about his fans... Ohhhh.. Make us cry with him with his words leh...

The touching lyrics of this song:

靠向我身边 你带笑却无言

在落寞情况 常赠我明天

纵会有辛酸 有了你我愿担起每天


伴我高低起跌 幸运及那失意天

并说声多甘心及情愿 过每天



唯独是可爱的脸 手挽手肩并肩

有缘碰见 仍留有我身边

心 真挚倍添 爱倍添 荡来这段缘



Man.. I listening to this song now, I felt like crying also.. Haiz.. It's just so touching lor. All the fans crying with him. Imagine that. I think I will cry now whenever I hear this song.

Something unbelievably happened after the concert. Ekin had 4 ENCORES!!! My god. I have never been to a concert where the singer had 4 encores before! It's like he went down but no one left. Not even those at the last rows. ALL OF THEM stayed and shouted encore. Ekin came up and he sang one song. After that he went down again but the fans refused to leave and keep shouting and screaming till Ekin came up the second time. Sang another song.

He came up 4 times! LOL The announcement kept telling the audience to pack up and go but nobody left! In the end Ekin didn't use the rising stage to come up. He climbed the stairs instead. When the last time he came up, he didn't sing anything. He just cried and said thanks to everybody for coming and bye bye.

What a touching scene. 4 encores!!! Haiz. I wanna see his concert again!!!

LOL Someone said that I gonna blog about Ekin this whole month. No la... I won't. I will blog other stuff too but the most exciting that happened this month is Ekin. I took a video of the encore on the first night. The first night, some last row audiences left and there is only 1 encore.