Thursday, March 12, 2009

My Khalil Encounter...

This is probably the craziest thing I've done by far...since my Gary Barlow encounter that is (of course that's a whole other story)...anyway, it all started last year when i decided to change my default radio station (which was then mixfm) to myfm (in my effort to improve on my chinese)...so one day, i heard this very catchy, jazzy song on radio..it was Fang Da Tong's 'ru guo ai'...i thought hey, love this song...but i couldn't find his song online (at that time i didn't know that Khalil Fong = Fang Da Tong)..anyway, somewhere early this year, myfm was promoting Khalil's new album 'orange moon'..and they were playing his new songs from the album i.e. 'wei ni xie de ge' and 'xiao xiao chong'..and i loved his music..so i youtubed him, listened to his songs and developed a massive high school girl crush on Khalil Fong...;p
Next thing i knew, i bought his 'orange moon' album and was listening to it again and again..and again...and i was dreaming of how nice it would be to be able to meet him and watch him sing and play live...i checked online and found out that Khalil was having a concert in Shanghai on Feb 13....i would have bought a flight tic to Shanghai for his concert if i was not on call on Feb 14...sigh...i was pretty crushed...
But then thanks to myfm, i found out that Khalil was coming to Malaysia on Feb 21-22....my heart made a triple sommersault...AAAHH!!!! MY DREAM CAME TRUE!!!...i bought a tic back to KL 2 days after i found out that he was coming to KL (guess a girl can't wish for too much yea? like wouldn't it be nicer if he came to KK instead?)...but i had to wait for an agonizing week before THE DAY arrived...but suddenly, bad calls weren't so bad anymore..all i could think about was meeting Khalil...
I was on call Feb 17...the night before that i had a sudden inspiration to write Khalil a 'fan letter' (yea, the stupid things ppl do when they have massive crushes)...oh, i even bought a cutesy pair of handphone accessories (where the male half was put into the 'fan letter' and the female half was kept by me)....i think i was 'possessed' (coz i've never done anything like that)....anyway, my call ended with an admission at 8am and patient collapsed upon admission and we resuscitated him for almost 2 hours only to have lost him...i only finished my passover round at 10.45am...and i got a bloody ticket for parking outside SMC...what luck, i thought...and what luck indeed....
Coz as i was driving home, with myfm blaring on the background to keep me from dozing off, i heard the cue to call in to win Khalil's orange moon CD and a chance to take personal photos with him during his meet his fan session on Feb 21...for a sleep-lacking post-call person, my reflex was pretty fast....coz i reached out for my phone and dialled the number...and i got through!!!! hahahaha...ok, i'll leave out the details of the phone call coz it was pretty embarassing...thanks to me being mandarin-ly-challenged...;p
Gosh!!! I was actually so wide awake after that...yet i was quite in a daze...everything was just turning out to be too good to be true...and days were passing so slowly for me...was on call again Feb 20...passed over to Pang on Feb 21 morning (thanks Pang..for coming earlier so that i could catch my flight)...rushed home to get my luggage...and Connie sent me to the airport (thanks Connie..for sending me to the airport)...by the time i got home (in KL) it was almost 3pm (stupid airasia flight got delayed..for the umpteenth time)...
Anyway, i quickly prepared for my 'hot date' (that's what Connie called it) with Khalil..hehe..washed and blew-dry my hair...put on make up...changed..and voila!!! I'm all ready... Thankfully, my bro was kind enough to send me to Sungei Wang where Khalil was meeting his fans..I was there at 5.30pm...Khalil was only expected to start performing at 7pm...it was raining a little around 6pm something...and i was so worried that he wouldn't be there due to the rain. (coz the stage was outside)..but thank God the rain stopped about 6.45pm...by then the crowd has already formed around the barricade (am still wondering why they needed the barricade) and i finally found the myfm girl who were supposed to give us the free cds and the 'pass' to get inside the barricade (i could get really upclose pics of Khalil performing)...
Finally THE MOMENT arrived (albeit about half-hour late)....Khalil came onstage and
the crowd went wild (er..me included)...he sang 'ru guo ai', followed by 'singalongsong' and the acoustic version of 'ai ai ai'....gosh!! he played the guitar so well..and his voice (very melting effect)...though he kept getting his lyrics wrong...but for him..it's pardonable...;)...then it was the autograph session...the 9 of us who called in for the myfm contest got to take group photos with Khalil (well, i was kinda expecting just me and him but hey, guess this was showbiz)...then he signed our cds...when it was my turn, i tried to take pics of just the 2 of us upclose.. but the result was very much disappointing...anyway, i gave him my 'fan letter' and got to shake hand with him...Connie actually said i should try to kiss him (well, i did get a kiss from Gary Barlow when i met him)..yea right...in an asian setting...i didn't even dare to ask Khalil if i could give him a hug...i might have gotten dragged off stage by the event managers...after he signed all my cds (yea, i have his soulboy, this love, wonderland, orange moon, and his wonderland live), it started pouring...dang!!! and i had to get off the stage and run for shelter...well, i didn't want to..but my mom (yea, my mom actually tagged along), my bro and his gf wouldn't let me stand in the rain...i wanted to stay and watch Khalil as long as he was there...well, i have to make my money worth yea?
Sigh...so that was it...my Khalil encounter...i'm still reeling from it even now...i'm just waiting for his next concert....i did leave my email in the letter...but i guess he's not the kind who replies his fans...oh well...life goes on...



4 comments:

  1. Anonymous13/3/09 17:04

    Been here, read thru, left my mark to support you blogging adventure...

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  2. thanks for your support...really appreciate it :)

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  3. I will not do that which you expect me to do.

    Rather, i'd just say that it's enviable that one is still so excitable.

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  4. thanks for sparing me, pang...really pang, we're still allowed to be excitable..even at our age, hehe..;P you just have to look for the things that excite you...

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