Just to share a little background about the author of this fan account, she went as a representative of Lee Seung Gi baidu admin team and participated in the 1st 구가의 서 fan support event.
Shared by: 蚊子升基(Wen Zi Sheng Ji) from http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2293933955 (Lee Seung Gi baidu)
Translated from Chinese to English by: @YulingSG/speciallyforlsg.livejournal.com
Photo credit to: 蚊子升基(Wen Zi Sheng Ji)
From Seoul, we took a taxi and more than 1 hour later, we arrived in the middle of a huge mountain. The scenery along the road was very nice, the brilliant sunshine, the richly falling sakura and there were also many paddy fields. All these reminded me of season 1 of '2 Days and 1 Night'. It was very comfortable with the sun shining on the bodies, making us a little sleepy. We wanted to sleep for a while in the taxi, but when we thought that we'll reach MBC sageuk dramas filming site (Think it's called Yongin MC Dramia located at Gyeonggi-do Province, for those who wish to know more about this place, here's the link ~http://visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=1321483) personally, and would be seeing our Lee Seung Gi and all actors and actresses and the production staff, we couldn't help but feel excited and weren't able to sleep. The taxi continued to move into the deep mountain, we also lamented that filming wasn't easy. It had to be really tough to film at a place like this.
Not long after, we reached the MC sageuk dramas filming site which was 65km from downtown Seoul. Once we reached, all of us were excited. We saw the advertisement signboards along the roads and actually, the many Korean dramas that we are familiar with, were shot here. Moreover, the scenery was beautiful. When I got here, I then realised that the cherry blossom tree in Hundred years Inn was a real one! (I've always thought that it's a fake one, because it's too beautiful, haha!)
Over there, the president of the Korean official fan cafe came to receive us and expressed her welcome and gratitude. There were also a few Japanese fans who came from Japan, everyone was here for one same purpose and that made me feel the mighty power of fans, hehe.
On site, there was already a professional catering company which prepared all the dining necessities, all the decorations were related to 구가의 서. They were exquisitely detailed, making a first-timer like me in attending such an event, very excited. The hesitation felt earlier has long been put out of my mind. Heard that all this (was possible) because the Koreans fans stayed up late for a few nights to churn them out quickly. Among the presents to be given to Seung Gi, cast and staff, there was also a portion brought by our team, which included Yunnan Bai Yao (Seems like Yunnan Bai Yao is a kind of medicine which comes in different forms. It includes the capsules, plasters, cream and even aerosol. Not sure which one they got for Seung Gi, hehehe probably the inedible ones like cream or plaster or aerosol, just in case of any allergy? :D) for Seung Gi, which is very useful for treating injuries, tea leaves and blue and white porcelain gifts for the staff. In addition, we also brought along the poker cards designed by our team, these were also popular among the Japanese fans…..later leaving out 10, 000 words? hahaha
Just a while later, all the dishes were served, the fan support this time was a buffet provided for 160 people, including the cast and staff. The dishes were superb; seafood, lobsters, all kinds of sushi and sashimi, making me who hadn't had much food for 1 day hungry. All of the desserts and drinks had pictures of Kang Chi inserted or pasted on them, reflecting the delicately beautiful designs everywhere.
The rest of the details will be added on later, let us talk about Seung Gi first.
At around 6.30p.m., I was told by the Korean fans that Seung Gi was coming soon. Indeed, not long after, I saw that tall handsome manager appearing at the doorway and then Seung Gi appeared. He wore the attire from the drama, sporting a centre parting hair with a blue down jacket draped over him. He went to the toilet first, reckoned that he went to freshen up. When he came in later, everyone surrounded him, calling his name. He looked like he was in quite a good mood. He walked to the front of the big poster, took off his down jacket and there was a burst of cheers again. Actually, all of us wanted have an individual shot of him with the poster. He saw so many fans surrounding him, he stretched out his arm and invited us to take it together with him. After a round of politeness from everyone, then we swarmed around him. (The author mentioned that this part can be seen from the vid which she will upload later.) Everyone surrounded him and after we finished taking the pictures, I went in front of Seung Gi, stretched out my hand, Seung Gi also took the initiative to shake my hand, his hand was very big and felt like he's quite strong too. Later, he had a few more photographs taken again and went to eat his food. After a day of filming, he probably was also hungry.
Everyone knows that he's been on a diet recently, therefore with much care, we've prepared a diet-meal for him, ginseng abalone chicken soup, roast duck, he ate with gusto. When he saw that Airens were standing, looking at him eat his food, he used his finger to point at us and then pointed at the dishes at the back, he meant (to ask) "Why aren't you all eating?". We shook our hands at him. While he was eating, he also interacted with us (I've got to point out something, that was, Seung Gi sat down facing us, he's very considerate of us, heh heh). For example, when he tore apart the chicken thigh, he even raised it up to show us, haha. He's eating and we were also embarrassed to look at him. A few of us together with the Japanese fans then sat down to do our own stuff. From time to time, we'll look at Seung Gi, we didn't expect that once we raised our heads, our eyes would be meeting one another's. Seung Gi smiled at us, I felt a little awkward (After all, we were looking at him eat his food, it was quite unbearable, haha). At this time, the Japanese fans sitting behind us also commented, "Really don't know where the eyes should be looking at ah……."
This was the ginseng abalone chicken soup we prepared for Seung Gi (This was the big chicken thigh he tore apart for us to see, haha), there's also duck meat. In addition, there's also a container filled with roast duck (It's similar to 花鸡 <Hua Ji> (Not sure if she's referring to Beggar's Chicken, which is a famous dish from Jiangsu province in China?), it's roasted/baked/broiled?. Later I also tried it, the taste was indeed not bad). Seung Gi took that roast duck and immediately, he ran over PD Shin's table and shared the delicious roast duck together with him. PD Shin also ate very happily, guess Seung Gi felt very proud, hehe)
All right, the part which made me feel most distressed, most embarrassed is coming. Let me sort out my thoughts, recall properly for a while, let's keep it suspenseful first.
The last paragraph talked about how everyone felt awkward watching Seung Gi eat his food, so I sat down and looked at my mobile phone and chatted with the Airens who were there. Just when we were in a daze, suddenly we saw someone's pair of legs appearing in front of us. When I raised my head, Seung Gi was already in front of our eyes. We stood up right away, the feeling was like being caught when we were in a daze…At that time, my bag was also placed on my thigh, I immediately took my bag and stood up. I guess Seung Gi felt like I leaped up all of a sudden, hehe…..
Then, he faced us, talking….Both of us didn't speak Korean…we didn't understand (what he was saying), we could only look at him, smile and nod our heads. At that time, my brain was totally blank, I only remembered telling the Airen who was beside me to say a little something (After this incident, that Airen told me that she was starry-eyed then, she didn't hear me calling her at all…).
I feel that I can already be considered as someone who has seen famous people/big shots and the big world, yet in front of Seung Gi, I was nervous just like a little girl, unable to speak at all. After that, I really felt like digging a hole to bury/hide myself.
Seung Gi talked to us for a little while (Actually, he wasn't just talking to us, there were also a few Japanese fans sitting behind us. He came over personally to thank us overseas fans). He then walked to the front of the poster and on the huge poster, he wrote a few words, he said he loves Airens, he's very thankful to us. This part, I've got to say Sorry to all Airens because I didn't take any photograph or video. Just now because of Seung Gi's expected appearance, I abandoned my bag and my mobile phone was inside it…Afterwards, when Seung Gi was signing on the poster, that was us standing at the side. We had to use more of our eyes to look at him. Another Airen who came along took a photograph of that, when she's back, she'll upload it and share with everyone.
Here's a picture of the completed signature first.
~~~~~~To be continued~~~~~~