Thursday, September 1, 2011

Farewell August my Kim Hyun Joong personal account

This an account and farewell to August.  As some you who follow my blog, i've been wary about the month of August even in the midst of enjoying myself back in July. 
the reason is below.  it seems fair, doesn't it?  and really as a marketing stand point, the mechanics is truly quite fair, from a marketing point of view.  and it's left to lady luck to choose you.
for example.  this ticket below.  this is the last ticket i bought, on the last day of the promo, the 17th.  the computer cash register at the robinson's galeria hung and had to be re-boot(ed), i used my card to accumulate miles, so they had to swipe that, dial the credit card number get the approval while waiting for the cash register to load up and accept the sale while i filled out my name, in short form, Marge aaaand i had 7mins left in break.  off i went, with this crumpled ticket, i ran the distance from the face shop store to our building, a good half a block, fr the elevator to my desk, in 4mins.  that my friends, is a feat for me, since i don't walk much and i certainly don't run.  for all my jeet kune do in my younger days, that stamina is now gone.
so when my friends started to notify me via facebook and even my friend Elisa called me, i couldn't believe it specially because of the winning ticket.  to me it seemed like a joke, reading the name, i knew it was the last ticket i filled out, since i always fill out anything with my real name, Margareth. 
I was present for his high five event the previous day.  in all out support for his solo album being promoted here. so i am one of the few who was able to touch his hand and tell him thank you to his face.
I would like to add, in the many hundreds of people that he greets, he takes time to look at you, directly in the eyes and respond to you.  no matter how quickly that moment is, he still tries to grab the chance to look at you.  i was in the fourth row and queued up since 6.30am at trinoma so i was able to queue for a seat as well near the front so i was fortunate enough to be part of the  front rows allowed to come up on stage and be able to do the high five event.  some people were even there at around 330am!  nope, i personally didn't have an A-card, my sister in law does.  and i didn't know that expired ones even from another user could be used so i could skip the long wait/queue.  i also felt i had to be there in the trenches with the rest of the fans to somehow feel the fangirl experience.  and in all fairness, i actually gained at least 3more friends, 2 from the company i work for, as a matter of fact! thanks Paz and Grace for saving my spot while i got a new dress!
but my own event was for the next day.  i will happily recall the random girls that were congratulating me.  i still couldn't believe it, until i actually was at SM Moa that morning that i was gonna see these two again.
this time, the visit at the SM Moa is part of The Face Shop Asia Tour
where you have the endorser, currently, Kim Hyun Joong tour different Asian countries and promote the brand and its latest products.
he greeted us, and well in that shirt, i was mesmerized. i felt like a teen ager.  between Hyun Joong his angelic face his body and his body guard, it was all i could do to keep from fainting!  on a personal note, i was also suffering a female pain that, well as luck would have it, had to arrive this very day.
and the body guard: the one that never smiles but has captured the hearts of many fans.
as much as i love the rugged look on the kim hyun joong, he sure does look good in slacks an in this linen shirt, which well, fits his form really, really as in really well.
and my prize.
close kami?  he actually leaned me forward, idk, to be not too tall for the camera men?
it actually surprised me that he put his arm around my shoulder.  though my friend Karren already warned me about it, and i had the presence of mind to switch to secret's platinum protection.  i knew i'd be desperate pain and may sweat.  seeeeee there, i couldn't even go closer, i was afraid to taint him or something.
doesn't his smile look so relaxed and genuine? that's one of the comments given by my new FB friend, Babes, that he seemed relaxed.  all i could say was kamsahamnida their thank you in polite form then bowed my head, yet he still got to look at me directly and tell me you're welcome, and in english. LOL
there were 7 pix posted the face shop philippines, wall. 
I skipped going to his other events.  soon as he left my physical pain came back and i received not so great news.  i found out that someone whom i thought was a good acquaintance was verbal in her disbelief that my ticket was picked out of the the face shop DTI registered raffle.  all i can say is, though i am a beauty blogger and though i frequent the face shop regardless of promos, i, like the rest of the fans bought at least 500 worth of the face shop products to qualify to buy the korean version album with 2posters and the raffle ticket.  i would like to add if ever i dismissed this person, if ever i was harsh to you in anyway that i apologize.  you should know i tried to help you one time to get sponsorship for the event that you needed funding.  if ever you bought ten times more than i did, i am sorry if your ticket didn't pop up.  i am glad to hear that you were at the face shop party and i hope now that you are with new friends you are happy.
now that i have these pix and have run their 15mins of fame on the interwebs, i can let go.  thank you kim hyun joong, thank you the face shop for this successful international event.  i am very happy to have been part of it, and have somehow contributed to it.
apart from the Shen's Clinique event and the last weekend of August, not much has happened, except the weird stuff i just now chuck off to Aughost.  I learned a lot from the people around me this month. learning something is always good.  
Farewell, August.
Hello September.

How was your August?


jolin_tran92 said...

so jelous :( I went to VietNam for this 2 BUT I DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE LIKE THIS :(

Marge said...

hello there.
i am sorry you were not able to have photo with kim hyun joong.
the face shop around asia held raffle contests. we had to buy many the face shop products to get raffle tickets. my raffle ticket was picked out of the many raffle tickets from many people. i spent a lot to have this opportunity.
maybe next time, when the face shop holds another tour for kim hyun joong you can ask your local the face shop if they will once again hold another raffle contest like this.

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