Monday, July 14, 2008

Weekend with Wu Chun and Calvin Chen

It has been too long since any Taiwanese artist came over to the Philippines. The last I remember was Jerry Yan in 2005 for the Bench event in Cebu,an island province south of Manila.

So when I heard about Wu Chun and Calvin Chen coming over to promote their drama Romantic Princess, I dusted off my fangirl shoes and went chasing.

First stop was the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Through my friends in PAL, I was able to gain access to the arrival lobby of the airport. With a handful of Filipino fans and a bunch of overseas fans, I finally saw the boys in person for the very first time.

Second stop was the very short Meet the Fans event at the ABS-CBN studio compound. I was laughing so hard when we got to the line formed outside the studio because I was probably the oldest fangirl there!! After waiting for more than an hour, the boys finally made an appearance for about 15 mins. We couldn't hear what they said because my photos indicated they said a few words but the screaming was just too loud.

And then late lunch at the Grams Diner at The Loop (which is inside the studio compound) to watch the boys' guesting at E-Live, an entertainment talk show. After our meal, I went home to wait for their appearance at Pinoy Dream Academy, a reality talent show. The boys did not disappoint me when they did a duet live. It was my first time to see them perform live and now I look forward to more.

The following day Sunday, I was able to attend their Meet and Greet with the ABS-CBN folks through the kindness of my former officemate and friend, Dennis who's talent, OJ Mariano was asked to be a guest in the event. After the event, we had the chance to literally chase Chun and Calvin all over Manila as they did a quick tour of Luneta Park, Rizal Monument, Bay Walk and the CCP complex. It quickly dawned on me that my fangirl shoes never did any car chase in its home court! This was actually the first time as I usually run all over Taiwan and Hongkong.

Last stop was at Serendra, the hippest place in Manila today. While the boys had dinner at Abe, we had our dinner just across the restaurant at A Different Bookstore. I realized that I can still eat without blinking and looking at my food as my eyes were glued to Abe's door for any signs of activity.

We were hoping to get one last photo with the boys, but they were just too tired (or already had a few rounds of drinks...hehe) and dragged away by their security team. Nevertheless, Chun's very endearing "sorry" was enough to cap an otherwise fun weekend.

Which made me only so eager to get to Tokyo for the F4 Concert! I heart these boys unconditionally...

For the rest of the photos, head on out to http://gigidm.multiply.com/photos/album/34/Weekend_with_Wu_Chun_and_Calvin_Chen and http://gigidm.multiply.com/photos/album/35

And for videos, posted my unartistic video clips at the following youtube links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH_Dhaqblz8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odoFtkhY2FA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8pYtdaqpAU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJFx77ejnu8

13 comments:

QINGMICHUN said...

hello
my name is QINGMICHUN
i am a fan of wu chun
this article and photo are very exciting
can i take it to the BAIDU WUCHUNBA which is the most famous fan club online in Mainland China

GIGI said...

Hi QINGMICHUN! Thanks for dropping by. Yes, you can post my photos and videos to Baidu. I know Baidu but since I cannot speak Chinese I don't go there. =)

May I request that you just mention the source to my blog? Xie xie.

Qingmichun said...

thank you so much
of cause i will mention the source
welcome to BAIDU WUCHUNBA
sometimes Wu Chun go there:)

GIGI said...

Thanks for welcoming me to Baidu. I will try to go there. Chun is a very, very nice guy. I will support him from now on.

Are you from China? I will visit Shanghai in September. I want to shop for all Farenheit albums! =)

pochie said...

pakilala mo ko sa bago mong kaibigan! mwahahhahaha.... =D.

I think I'm still having withdrawals... hahahhaa

Qingmichun said...

Gigi,i have post your article and photos to the BAIDU WUCHUNBA
thank you so much!:)
1.aiticle translated in Chinese
http://tieba.baidu.com/f?kz=439201719

2.photos 1
http://tieba.baidu.com/f?kz=439097002

3.photos 2
http://tieba.baidu.com/f?z=439111760&ct=335544320&lm=0&sc=0&rn=50&tn=baiduPostBrowser&word=%CE%E2%D7%F0&pn=0

P.S. i am in Beijing
when you come to Shanghai, i will tell the fans who live in Shanghai. i hope it will help you.truely thank you!

Cindy said...

Stalker ka talaga!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hahahahaha

GIGI said...

QINGMICHUN, I saw the photos in Baidu already. Thanks for posting the link to my blog!

And yes, I want to meet fans from Shanghai. I want help where to buy Feilunha cds.

Do you have an email so I can let you know when I am coming to Shanghai?

GIGI said...

ATE CINDY!! Thanks for dropping by. Been a while since I stalked anyone. hahahaha!!! My old bones are now complaining.

Qingmichun said...

fans from Shanghai tell me where to buy the CDs:
1.上海书城总店
地址:上海市福州路465号(福建中路口)
Shanghai Book Mall
http://www.bookmall.com.cn/
Open Time: 9:00--20:30
Tel: 021-63522222, 021-63914848
E-mail: webmaster@bookmall.com.cn
Add: No.465(Fujian Middle Crossing)Fuzhou Road
By Subway Line 2, People's Square Stop, then walk 7 minutes.

2.上海音像城
地址:上海市闸北区宝山路111号(虬江路口)
Shanghai Audio & Video Mall
Tel: 021-66288989 -125
Add: No.111(Qiu River Crossing)Baoshan Road, Zhabei District
By Subway Line 3, Baoshan Road Stop, then it is.

GIGI said...

Xie xie QINGMICHUN!! And please thank the Shanghai fans for me. I dropped by Baidu and all I could understand is my name and my blog link.

My email is gigidm@yahoo.com so please drop my an email if there is any news of shows in Shanghai of Feilunha. Me and my friend Poch will be going there next April.

Anonymous said...

hi thanks for sharing and wow you're so lucky ^__^..

by the way.. do you have pics at serendra?? abe??

GIGI said...

Hi Anonymous! Thanks for dropping by. I am happy to share the Wu Chun and Calvin Chen love...

We did not have a picture with the boys at Serendra. Yes, they had dinner at Abe. =)