SooHyun Oppa’s single album “Kimi Dake Wo (Only You)” went on sale on 19 August 2015 and there was a hi-touch event for it. I had to go right? Since I am already in Tokyo. Besides, all I had to do was to buy his single to get the pass for the hi-touch session. Also, as I wasn’t able to talk to SooHyun oppa during the UKISS hi-touch session, I was really looking forward to this one.
As it was a Japanese event and I can’t speak Japanese, two of my Japanese KissMe friends went with me and went before me so they could help translate and communication with SooHyun oppa.
When it was our turn, my friend told SooHyun oppa in Japanese, “SooHyun, our friend from Sing~” and before my friend could finish her sentence, SooHyun said, “I know” and turned to wave and smile brightly at me.
My friends were shocked. They were like, “Emily! SooHyun said he knew you were from Singapore!” I was stunned myself. I wish I could stop time so I can indulge in the moment. I must have blanked out as I could only vaguely remember that were chatted briefly and he thanked me for coming all the way to Tokyo to see them.
Now that I reflect on it, I should have asked SooHyun if he remembers my name. LOL. Oh well. Next time perhaps?
SooHyun had another hi-touch event the next day on 20 August 2015 but we had scheduled to go to Disneyland. That night, I tried to talk my friend into rescheduling Disneyland to another day so I could go and see SooHyun again at Venus Port but she wouldn’t budge.
However, as fate would have it, it rained the next morning so we aborted our plans to Disneyland and went for the SooHyun oppa event.
This is probably a Japan thing but I don’t understand why we cannot take any photos even though this event is in an open area and technically, any random person who walks pass can take a picture using their mobile phone.
Anyway, when in Rome, do as Romans do.
In fact, anyone can join the queue for the hi-touch event but if you had purchased his single, you’ll get a card with a serial number for the priority queue. At the designated time, you just join the queue according to the serial number so there is no need to queue up hours in advance. I think this is a pretty good idea and it would be nice if we did it in Singapore as well.
SooHyun oppa came out for rehearsals before the actual performance but he was coughing. I can tell that his voice wasn’t in the best condition but he still gave his all and blew us away with his powerful vocals.
During the hi-touch even, I was fighting back my tears as I told SooHyun to take care of his health and voice. I also told him that this is the last time I would be seeing him in Japan as I have to go back to Singapore. He told me to take care of myself as well as we said our goodbyes.
수현 오빠, 그 것은 안녕하지 않는데 나중에 어디서나 다시 만나자.