Saturday, February 6, 2016
My lifetime passion/obsession = Otaku?
To be honest with you, I claim myself as "Sung's friend" when I talk about how I met him in person. Kind of showing off that hey, I'm a friend of a celebrity. But I always follow up by saying "Actually, I'm just a fan. I was just lucky to find an event where I could see him in person and he is generous enough to let me take a picture with him." As I see so many others also getting the photo taken with him for past several years, I highly doubt that he remember them all. For me, remembering someone's face and name is getting harder and harder. It might be my brain issue, but even a few days ago, there was a guy passing by my office saying, "Hi, Mari." I quickly said, "Hi." But I don't remember who he was. It actually happens quite often for me. They know me, but I don't. Obviously, I'm not a celebrity. It's just how my brain works. Quickly erasing old memories when I need to remember something newer. But I suppose that is not how Sung's brain works. When I asked him, "Do you recognize me?" He simply said, "Yes, Mari." Wow! I guess it shouldn't be the most important thing that he remembers me because he is so busy and deals with so many other fans. If I get a chance to see him again next time, I won't ask this question again. Instead, I will ask something more meaningful. I prepared many questions/comment, but my brain started spinning and couldn't say much. I prepared a hand-writing letter, too. But i hesitated to give it to him. What if he find me so disgusting -- being as old as he is, still coming after a movie start? Actually, that is not unusual in Japan. You can find a lot of grandmother generations of people go to Korea to see Korean actors. So, I'm nothing different! I guess it's in my DNA. Japanese old women go after a Korean actor. Anyway, one thing I achieved yesterday is this video below: I wrote down names of other girls who are as crazy for Sung as I am though I still feel I'm 100% more obsessed. Anyway, I made many good friends and share our love to Sung Kang for years. So, I wanted to share my happiness with them by letting Sung saying "hi" to them by calling their names. And he did it beautifully. This video was quickly sent off to my friends and most of them already responded saying how much it made them happy. I'm so glad it worked out! I'm so glad that I could make someone happy like that. I should also give a credit to my husband who gave me a ride to/from the airport, 2 days in a row. It takes almost 3 hours round trip. And he knows exactly why I went to LA and how it turned out. I asked him, "don't you actually mind your wife spend time and effort (and money) to see another Korean guy even though he is a movie star?" He just said, "I'm not a guy from Joseon Dynasty time." I guess if I were bon in Joseon period, I get death penalty by doing this kind of thing. But hey, it's 2000s'. I actually feel I haven't changed much since I was in elementary school in many sense. That is, when I'm in love with someone, I don't hide. I feel there is no point to hide. People may or may not talk about it. But so what? That actually embarrassed many of them who are just regular guys like my classmates. I guess that's why I no longer live in Japan since a while ago. I was so happy to see Fi posted the picture I shared with her. Yes! It is the shelfie I was talking about. I did it! I normally don't share a picture of myself. But when I do, it's with Sung!