Hey everyone! It has been a really long time since my last post and guess what? Its 2018 already! Before I get started with my 2018 stuff, I just wanted to share with you guys another best thing that had happened in my life in 2017.
I guess 2017 is a dream come true year for me. i achieved many of my dreams in 2017.
– study in Japan
– making blog
– buy a camera
– meeting Jaejoong
– lots more other stuff
And one last thing that I’ve been waiting for so long for 10 years is meeting Jaejoong’s former group, TVXQ=DBSK=TOHOSHINKI.
TVXQ debuted in December 2003 with 5 members, U-know Yunho, Micky Yoochun, Xia Junsu, Hero Jaejoong and Max Changmin. But after 7 years, in 2010 they separated into two groups, JYJ (JAEJOONG, YOOCHUN, JUNSU) and TVXQ (CHANGMIN, YUNHO) because of several problems that had occured between SM Entertainment and the three members. Despite their break up, I do still support and love them the same as five. TVXQ was actually like the first ever KPOP group to BOOM in Japan. So if you ask any of the Japanese if they know TOHOSHINKI, they would probably said yes. Not just that, they even speaks Japanese better than me. hahaha. Of course, they’ve learnt it since their first Japanese album in 2005.
On 20th December 2017, I’ve achieved my dream on meeting TVXQ real life. The best part was it was held in TOKYO DOME and I’ve always been dreaming to see their concert at Tokyo Dome. Of course my dream was actually to see them perform as five but they are still TVXQ and I won’t miss my chances on meeting them.
About the tickets, I got to see really close with the stage but it was side stage seat. As usual the S seat tickets sold out really fast like a second. But I was still happy with my seat cause it was quite close with the stage and I could see them clearly when the stage moves toward my place.
However, despite the fun, the day of the concert was actually Jonghyn’s funeral day and I thought that the concert will be cancelled but it didn’t. The concert was really fun but it was really sad too. I could see them struggle a lot during the concert to do their best for their fans. The concert was actually their Japanese album ‘BEGIN AGAIN’ concert plus REBOOT. Begin Again was actually their theme to reappear again doing concert/work/etc after a long break because both of them were in army. What they did for the album was they did not actually produce everything as new songs but to compile old songs and they did re-record some of their 5 members songs again to produce as new. I was really heartbroken actually when they re-record the songs because for me all of their old songs were meant to be sang as 5 not 2. They even re-record my fav song “DOUSHITE…..”(I’m crying). The opening of the concert was the song ReBoot and also some of pop songs with more dance moves and it was really really good. But suddenly they sang ‘SURVIVOR’ which was the old songs (5 members) and I was really shocked by that. But still I enjoyed it. But by the time they started singing their ballad songs, things were okay at first cause I love all of their songs especially ballads but suddenly ‘Bolero’ came out and my tears just couldn’t hold it anymore. The second I heard it my tears were falling down all over my face. And in my head was like “oh nooo, this part is Jaejoong’s, this part is Junsu’s , this part is Yoochun’s”. But even as two, they did a very good job performing that song. After that they still did sing some of their old song but it was not the ballad songs and luckily they didn’t sing ‘Doushite’ or else I don’t even know how will I be able to handle that. The best part the concert was I actually being able to see their dance and Changmin’s high note real life. DAMN, ‘Catch Me’ dance was so lit like OMG! As their ending, they sang, of course ‘BEGIN’ song which was also the old songs that they re-recorded it as two and it was really really unbearable for me. But it was perfect tho. The starting of the song was “泣きたい時は泣けばいいからね、無理はしないで。” The meaning is like you can just cry if you want to cry kind of meaning. Hello!! I AM CRYING! It was so sad and Yoochun’s voice was inside of my head instead of Yunho’s cause it was originally Yoochun’s. The struggle for the fans are OMG!!! At the end, they gave a bit of their speech and Changmin said that we have to like appreciate people around us and and take care of them of our family and his last words before he cried and went backstage was “彼のこと忘れないでください” which means “Don’t forget about him (Jonghyun)” and all the fans were crying including me of course. I couldn’t help it okay, I mean who can if you’re a fan like me. I did follow SHINEE since their debut and of course I do feel the loss of Jonghyun. If it was someone from any new group died, I might not feel anything (Sorry). I did have so much fun during the concert although I was crying. I was really happy I could actually be in the red ocean and sing along during the certain part of the songs when the fans cheer together. It was so much fun and I am definitely going to their concert again. Why wouldn’t I.
So literally that was about the concert. It was such a dramatic concert but full of fun. About the merchandise, they actually opened like I don’t know 30-40 counters or more I guess. I bought the light stick which cost me 1000yen. I thought it was cheap but actually it was not cause you actually have to buy 2 of it and a 500yen connector if you want to make a T-shaped light so it actually cost 2500 yen the same as Jaejoong’s hahaha. And I also bought a candle holder because it was so so pretty with the diamond shaped as the holder and a crow on top with TOHOSHINKI written on it. I was actually confused if I should buy the t-shirt or not and I ended up buying it the next day(they still had concert the next day) during my 3rd period because I don’t have classes that time. Luckily Tokyo Dome isn’t that far from Shibaura and I was able to get into my 5th period class on time. I wore that shirt when I went to their BEGIN AGAIN CAFE (a guest cafe for a month).
Thats it about my post today. It was such a precious moment for me and something that I thing would remember forever in my life. Thanks guys for reading this. And yes more post coming soon.