As fans of Kim Sun Ah, it’s been our lifelong wish for her to visit the Philippines. It’s difficult for us to go to Korea since visa is required. And getting a tourist visa is no joke. But more than wishing she’ll visit our country, I (personally) instead wished (and still am wishing ^^) to go to Korea. Because I know that the chance of her coming here in our country is very slim. Or so I thought…
I was doing homework with my classmates when I started receiving text messages one after the other.
Message 1: Is there a way we can meet and greet them at the airport?
Message 2: They are coming here!
Message 3: She is coming!
Me: Could it be… HER??? No freaking way!
I had no idea what was happening. And the messages I received were difficult to understand (the senders were all excited!). But it seems like they were trying to say that Suna Unnie is coming to the Philippines? Hey! Very funny! That’s impossible! That is just… impossible! And why would she be coming here? Maybe it’s just a rumor. Or a mistranslated news article…
Nonetheless, I rushed to the library to get internet connection because I was totally confused – and at the same time I was starting to get excited too. As soon as I was connected to the internet, I was greeted by my inbox brimming with messages – all saying the same thing. Suna Unnie is coming to Cebu!!!
Cebu? Philippines? Here in our country? I can’t quite believe it!
I just can’t believe it!
No, really… Cebu?
I saw the photos and read the news. So it’s not just Suna Unnie but also Lee Dong Wook, Eom Ki Joon, Seo Hyo Rim and about 20 staff of Scent Of A Woman. It can’t be true!!!
Finally our wish is coming true!
Other fans of Suna Unnie, mostly from other countries, were all excited for me. I live in the Philippines and Cebu is in the Philippines. It’s another opportunity for me to meet Suna Unnie again. However, no matter how excited I am, I know I cannot and will not be able to go to Cebu. Others may not know but Cebu is really far away from Manila (where I live). In order for me to go to Cebu I have to take a plane. I also haven’t been to Cebu and doesn’t know how to speak the language in Cebu (of course, people in Cebu can speak Filipino – our lingua franca, and English, but still it’s going to be difficult if you don’t know their language). And most of all, I am a student – a working, self-supporting student. I have no money.
Just too bad…
Suna Unnie finally is coming to our country but I/we can never meet her… just too bad…
But that same night, suddenly a good friend… another fan of Kim Sun Ah, sent me a message telling me if I need money just let her know.
I don’t understand why a lot of people are very nice to me (someone also helped me big time last year that’s why I was able to meet Suna Unnie in Taiwan). I don’t think I even deserve such kindness.
That good friend (who’s not even a Filipino), thinks it’s regretful if Suna Unnie will be coming to our country and I will miss the chance of seeing her and that there might not be another opportunity like that in the future.
That’s quite true. But even if I go to Cebu would I really be able to meet Suna Unnie? Cebu is big and composed of 4 major islands. Where will I find them in Cebu? Even if I go there, meeting them is still quite impossible.
But if I just stay and sit and do nothing, I know my heart will never be in peace. Knowing that Suna Unnie is just somewhere in our country and knowing that a friend is more than willing to offer help… how can I just do nothing?
Oh! I don’t know! I don’t know! I don’t care! I learned some life’s lessons from our Lee Yeon Jae. Don’t hold back on things you want to do… you must follow your heart..
I thought that it’s better to give it a try than do nothing. I may not find them. But at least I can say I gave it a try. So that night, I booked for a flight to Cebu.
Most of us, Kim Sun Ah fans, live in Manila (or the outskirts of Manila). Some have work, some have families and kids that they can’t live behing, thus they can’t go. Good thing when I asked my good friend/”twin older sister” wennah, “Shall we book a flight?”, without hesitation she said YES!
So, as Lee Dong Wook updates his me2day, we started looking for plane tickets over the internet.