September 25th, 2010 (04:07 am)
current location: Bahay nila Achie
current mood: Awake
current song: Superman Can't Fly- Jay Chou
I know it's my 2nd time going to Jay's concert this year. I'm pretty much un-excited myself on this trip. I just thought it'll be a very ordinary concert, with Jay singing and I singing along, he maybe noticing that there's a feilubin banner, or maybe not.
I booked PAL flight 8pm bound to HK, surprisingly, we changed our flight when I learned that Jacky Cheung is going to Taipei on the same date we're arriving HK. It was a chance to meet him again. 540AM is our flight to HK via Cebu Pacific, we thought after landing at HKIA, we'll just hang around and not go through immigration at once. We planned to find the boarding gates for 3 different possible flights for CX bound to Taipei. For being so smart alecky, I forgot that we had to go to the 2nd floor to get to the departure area and there's no way we can enter the transfer flight area 'coz we don't have any tix to show... neh? So we spent a lousy 1 hour just figuring out how to get out of immigration and to the 2nd floor. AFter which, Dichie went ahead while me and achie pushed our oh-so-many luggage bound 2nd floor. We checked the check-in counter for CX flight, there are two check-in lanes, B and C. I asked achie to go through C while I check for dichie if she's in B. I saw dichie's back, I made a 'pssst...' sound and she was frantic to see me, she was pointing at the opposite direction where I saw Ms. Flora Chan (Jacky's manager) I alerted achie at the other side and we stood by waiting for Mr. CHeung.
AFter almost 20 minutes, we saw Mr. Cheung's assistant Ah-Fai and he said "GOod Morning" to us. THen we greeted him as well and saw Mr. Cheung talking on the phone. I thought the phone was quite 'bading' coz it's pink, then I realized he was talking to another fan... tsk... Jacky values all his fans talaga... Anyhoo, he saw us and waved and smiled. Then I heard him say where are we going to take pictures? WHile the other fans were taking turns taking pics with him, DIchie and Me were talking w/ Ah-fai asking him to bring the goodies to Taiwan and back. :) He was about to reject the idea but finally gave in. He was asking: "Where's Mr. Cheung's?" So funny he calls Jacky Cheung Mr. Cheung. xD AFter that, we were a bit stressed as we guard our luggage and tried to squeeze in ourselves w/ Mr. Cheung. Conversation was a bit scarce that time 'coz there's a lot of fans around, but achie managed to do another stupid thing by calling Mr. Cheung "Tai Lou". That's how we call him but it was never meant to be called personally when you're in front of him. Tai lou in cantonese literally means big brother, it evolved and now it means 'big boss of a gang'. He responded as well and said: "I haven't been called 'tai lou' for a while now..." hahaha...
After meeting Mr. Cheung, we ate at Ajisen while waiting for Auntie Bia and Yam. :)
Gifts for Jielun and the others
I was able to successfully give our gifts to the staff and Jielun. We even saw them bring it to the venue, nice of them. :)
Got our wonderful tickets
First night for us, 9/18/2010-- Seat numbers: Row BC Seat# 90, 91, 92, 93, 86, 87, 88, 89
I can't believe the tickets I got. I won't divulge how I got it, but it's just meant to be for us. FEI LU BIN Friends!!!
Entered the Blue gate, I was sweating and trying not to look excited. I kept showing our tickets to the ushers just in case I went far too down the coliseum. But it seems like a our descend never ended. We went further further down until I can see vividly the speakers, the whole stage, the musical instruments and everything onstage. WE were literally screaming for JOY. What did I do to deserve this? It was months of painstaking emails... I hope Jielun was able to feel our love and support for him. The gifts worth nothing compared to the support we're giving to him. Personally, I wanted to let him know that it's not the looks, it's not the diao moves that made me like him as a fan. It was what he's living up for and his good influence that gave hope to every youth. He is one good person, he really is.
As the concert started, we sang along like there's no tomorrow. He started with the song "Long Zhan Qi Shi" (Dragon Rider); Followed by "Beyond Era" (Kua Shi Dai); "Snake Dance" (She Wu) w/ Lara then "Love before AD" (Ai Zai Xi Yuan Qian) w/ the cool Beatbox; Hiphop Hostess (XI Ha KOng JIe); Then the song "William's CAstle" (Wei Lian Gu Bao) then "I'm Not Worthy" (Wo Bu Pei); A series of piano songs: Dao Xiang, Yang Guang Zhai Nan, Long Juan Feng and Yan hua yi leng; THen he sang a duet with Cindy "An Jing"; Of course there's Mr. Magician then my favorite "Free Promotional Videos"; "Time Machine" where he started singing on the big screen tube, very nice... "Dad I'm Back", "It rained the whole night"; "A Diary of Love waiting to Fly"; Then our all time favorite-- Jian Dan Ai. Mr. Eric Tsang as guest who sang "CHrysanthemum Stage" and "Yan Hua Yi Leng"; Then a few more songs Yi Fu Zhi Ming (In the name of the father); Ke Ai Nu Ren (Adorable Girl)--love this song; Give me a song's moment; Dong Feng Po and then the last song Nunchucks (Shuang Jie Gun).
Enumerating those songs seem like he sang a lot, but for us, we were hoping the night wouldn't end and he sings more than we expect.
The Highlight of the concert
Jay started singing 'Tornado' or 'Long Juan Feng' he was mumbling something in English! If you're a Jay fan, you know very well that he doesn't speak in English in such spontaneous manner. We were so surprised he did that. He was saying: "Next song is (Slowly... siu siu dek slowly... Slow song love song... 3...4...)
You think it will end just like that when...
Jay: Are you from HK?
Fan: I'm from Taipei
Jay: Taipei (In English Accent)
Jay: Okay how about Japan? Oh we have many Japanese friends here... Hello! My Cantonese is very poor but you don't understand so that's okay...
Jay: Today... Aiyo...tsk...hey... that banner, what's written in that? Philippines!!! (whoa) Fei-lu-bin ...Language... that I can't speak... But it doesn't matter, what matters most is we're all happy, right? My fans are not bounded by nationality, every country united together, that is because music is our best language... whoa!!! So if my English is not good, it doesn't matter now, 'coz I can still shoot the Green Hornet... 'coz I'll dub it all again later on... (cold joke)... Kidding aside, I've been practicing my English diligently... I know HK has many good English schools so today, I won't speak in English, alright? THe next song is: TIme Machine
I felt proud yet scared when Jay mentioned us. It's practically suicidal mentioning Philippines in front of 8000 HK people. Not that the hostage scene was our fault but we were indirectly a part of that crime scene 'coz it was held here in the Philippines. The word is "Da dan" Meaning very daring that one doesn't feel it matters to others as long as it matters to him. He suddenly became our Hero, the one who called out to us... 'FEI LU BIN' a very very clear and proud 'FEI LU BINnnnnn...'
For 3 hours, we were singing along with Jay, that's why after the concert, we lost practically all our voices :( But this kind of experience is just too good to be feeling sorry for our voices, the only regret that I have is that I wasn't able to convince the best of my jay fangirl buddies to watch this AWESOME, INCOMPARABLE CONCERT.
September 19, 2010-- Our Last night... Row BB Seat no. 90, 91 and 92
It was the 2nd Row.
I saw everything about Jielun. I was focused to how he sings, how he moves and how funny he looks when upclose. His guest was Nanquan Mama. He was full of funny stints inside him that I can't stop laughing.
There was one funny story he was telling, it goes:
Jay: Ngo Hai Pin Ko (Who am I)
Crowd: Zhou Jie Lun
Jay: No, you have to answer Tsi So Hai Bin To (Where's the toilet) 'coz it rhymes. Right? It does rhyme!
Jay: Then I'll answer, Ngo m tsi dou (I don't know)
Jay: So when I ask Ngo Hai Pin ko, you have to answer Tsi so hai bin to, then I'll reply with Ngo m tsi dou... Just three sentences: Ngo hai pin ko, tsi so hai bin to, ngo m tsi to...
I was trying to hold my camera to stop it from shaking 'coz I was giggling so much. He is doing quite well with his hosting stuff. I believe he's preparing himself for that new variety show that's why he kept on putting up jokes in front of the audience.
Another one was that he was introducing Nan Quan Mama:
Jay: You know who was my guest before you guys came here? Jacky Cheung (wow); ERic Tsang (Wow) then... eooonkk... Nan Quan Mama (Whose that?) *JIelun was trying to insult NANQUAN MAMA...*
But Nanquan mama were not easily defeated by this insult...
NQMM: You know, we also called someone to be your guest, someone by the name "Cai Tong Xue" (That's how Jay calls Jolin). Look, that girl in the middle row looks like Cai Tong Xue, doesn't she??? Oh I can even invite Patty Hou if you like...
Jay: alright enough enough.... (Cutting Nqmm... this is quite funny...)
During Jian Dan Ai, we tried to give him our small flower which he didn't bother to get. Maybe he was so shy 'coz he is a man after all. What we did is put it at the center stage as he sang Jian Dan Ai, then I took a picture of it, quite a lonely bouquet haphazardly lying on the stage... When the song ended, a securestar took it from the stage and god knows where it went. :(
He sang Hei Se Mao Yi tonight in replacement of Wo Bu Pei. Quite nice though and he even sang Hei Se YOu Mo, thank god I've been waiting for this song 'coz it's the one he sang in Taipei.
Then, after the last song Nunchucks. Everybody was still shouting for an Encore, he came out with an additional Song Qi Li Xiang and Mr. Chou (Zhou Da Xia). The night ended as we took off the venue with heavy feet and heart. It was our last night... Such a memorable night.
September 21, 2010-- Jielun!!! Babay Jay!
Those were my last words to Jielun. After I went to get my signed CD Covers courtesy of a friend, we stood for 3 more hours under the rain at the Yellow Gate. People passed by, Ju pao, dan tou and some dancers... we stood there 'til Jay came up at around 5pm. Two vans came by and the other van blocked our view from Jielun. THe only consolation was, when I shouted 'Jielun' he waved his arms as he walked through the entrance. It was our last chance to say goodbye jielun... until we meet again. :(