Whee, the day for PBG’s fanmeet finally came around. What I initially thought was going to be a 2-hour affair soon became a 5-hour affair.
Disclaimer: Pardon any incoherent squealing and fangirling that follows.
We were waiting around in the theatre, treating to Love In the Moonlight OSTs and randoms videos of PBG looking awesome and super duper cute. And finally finally finally, he appeared!!!
He did his usual introductions and the crowd went wild pretty much at every word that he said. While he had a translator to aid him with the more difficult segments, it seemed that he understood most of what the MC was saying, and even chipped in with his own English statements here and there. So his accent was actually pretty good too, and apparently he spent some time in Canada/US when he was young.
MC: *Explaining the background of the set, that there was a small merlion*
PBG: Yeah! did you see that?
He showed us some pictures that he took around Singapore, including that of the small merlion, and when the MC told him that we had a bigger Merlion. PBG said something like that Big Merlion was “taking a shower(?)”. I think he meant to say “puking water”
Then after, that he proceeded to answer a few fan questions and fans. So apparently he likes to dance in his home, with minimal clothing. And with the mention of dance, his famous “Bombastic” dance choreography appeared.
Q: What are some items you cannot leave the house without?
PBG: Chopstick *while doing the action for chapstick*
First request was to write a note and then fold it into a paper aeroplane and fly it to a fan, like he did in Moonlight, and second was to play the piano and sing a Happy Birthday song, and “Don’t Worry”, a soundtrack from Reply 1988
And then he sang a 3rd song, “Swallowing My Heart”, also from the Moonlight soundtrack
After that we went through some of the best scenes from Reply 1988 and Love In the Moonlight, 3 chosen by the audience, and 1 chosen by him. There a couple of kiss scenes on, but there were censored out, and I wonder how PBG feels watching himself act out all those scenes hehehe.
And 5 audience members were chosen to re-enact 5 cheesy scenes – backhug, coat hug, touching the face/chin etc. And ha, we were all cringing in laughter, but he definitely did it with a lot of passion. Can’t imagine having to do these with strangers all the time.
For the second part, he appeared and walked around the crowds singing “Singapura” (Infinite sang it when they came to Singapore too), and since I had an aisle seat, I had my 5 seconds of up-close interaction with him. He kinda look terrified at the … enthusiasm of the fans.
The next segment involved feeding him Singaporean food. The first one was roti prata and curry, and he kindly ignored the utensils given and used his hands. The second one was carrot cake, and he actually starting dunking the carrot cake in the prata curry. This boy knows his fusion food well.
PBG: do you want some?
MC: Can I use the same spoon?
PBG: Nooo!! *horrified expression*
Since watching him devour the food was enough to make all of our stomachs growl, he next made some sushi for a chosen fan. Cue PBG cooking show. He even went into detail of how he customized his apron with lion and coconut tree badges described to describe Singapore..
MC: Are there many coconut trees in Singapore?
PBG: You didn’t see the trees? I saw them
One lucky fan was chosen for PBG to feed her his home-made meal. And hahaha, it was the funniest meal ever.
MC: What were you thinking of during your meal with PBG?
Fan: *says nothing but gives a sly smile*
MC: How was the food?
Fan: It was bland
PBG: I made it bland, for your health. I made it with my love
Fan: There was too much of it
MC: In Singlish, when there’s too much of something, we say ‘buay tahan’
PBG: You buay tahan my love?
And for the next segment… guess who appeared!?!?!?
Hear those screams..
They started cheering for each other, and SJK explained that he came for the fanmeet because he himself was a fan of PBG. The MC asked the audience to compare who was better-looking, and SJK protested that it was unfair to compare a 20+-year old with a 30+-year old
The game segment started, and the introduction was already hilarious.
MC: If you win, you will give the audience a gift
SJK: A KISS??!?
They started off with a telepathy game, where they will be given 2 choices and then both have to choose the same answer.
MC: Flower or Tree?
SJK & PBG: Flower!
PBG: Because we are Blossom Brothers
*Excited PBG makes an appearance when the win 6/10*
At a point, the MC made some lame joke
MC: SJK is Sun (Dots), PBG is Moon (LITM). Wow!
PBG: Then you are the star! Sun, Moon, Star.
The next game was the shooting game, SJK got a gun cuz of DOTS, and PBG got a bow and arrow cuz LITM. They started doing some weird-ass Cupid poses with each other. At one point, PBG was kinda holding SJK’s butt, and SJK was all Watch what you’re touching boy
Haha, annoyed PBG is so cute.
The next game required them to make chickens our of clay/play-do
MC: What kind of chicken are you guys going to make?
SJK: Chicken wing, because I like chicken wing
PBG: Just a chicken.
Before they started making, “Unchained Melody” started playing, and upon hearing that, SJK went behind PBG and starting imitating that pottery scene from the show lol. Anyway, PBG made his in a bao-esque way, and SJK’s one just turned out weird.
He tried to justify it by saying that some of us wanted a sexy chicken, some wanted a cute chicken…. but I still don’t know why his chicken has blue stuff. Check out his “explanation” on why his product looked strange
The last game was some ridiculous ball game where they to throw the ball up, turn around and then catch it in between the two of them. And while they chose some audience members to play it, the highlight was of course the two bros playing it together.
SJK: I played this game with Kwang-soo before and it was so difficult.
SJK is a huge troll btw, maybe honed from his Running Man days. And PBG is so innocent to even realized he’s been trolled. During rock paper scissors, SJK was blatantly cheating, and PBG didn’t even know until the audience told him about it. So. Cute. They seem to be on a date in front of 3500 audience members.
Eventually we had to say bye to SJK, which was sad cuz PBG was significantly more excited when his dear hyung was around
MC: Do you have any finals words to say to SJK?
PBG: I love you.
SJK: *fake cries*
Towards the end when PBG was taking a photo with the audience, the fanclub surprised him with a video that they made for him, and he kinda looked teary at the end of it.
PBG ended the show by reading out a letter that he wrote to the fans, and concluded with a couple of songs .
He came out again for the encore and sang his own recorded soundtrack “My Person”. And when it was really the end, the curtain/screen came down and he started lying on the floor so we could catch the really really last glimpse of him. So sweeeeeet.
And the last segment was a Hi-touch session, where every single 3500 audience member got to high-five him. It took forever to clear everyone, but it was honestly one of the longest fan session I’ve ever been to. The fanmeeting itself was about 3.5 hours, and the hi-touch alone took an hour plus. It’s pretty amazing for him to spend 5+ hours with the fans, and I feel like it was totally worth my $$, considering SJK appeared as once. Two birds with one stone. Two Hallyu stars with one ticket. That aside, I think you could really feel the sincerity and effort that PBG put into this first Asia tour. He honestly prepared a lot, songs-wise, piano-playing wise, presents wise etc etc. He even gave quite a number of his own belongings as presents so lucky fans. It was a 5 hours of my life well-spent ❤
“I do not know when I will return to Singapore, but until the next time I see you, pls be healthy & happy!”