I don’t travel much. No. I don’t travel at all. The last time (and the first time) I was in a plane was to meet Suna Unnie in Taiwan. I can’t believe that I’m boarding a plane again to meet Suna Unnie – again!
7:00am we arrived in Cebu.
Where can we find them… where shall we go… we don’t know! Where shall we start looking for them… we also don’t know! What shall we do? We also don’t know! Seriously, we arrived in Cebu without any plans! We were crazy, weren’t we?
Well, some fans said that most Korean celebrities go to Imperial Palace when they go to Cebu (since the owner of the place is also Korean), so Imperial Palace is our first (and only, thus far) target. But of course, we are not even sure if they really went to Imperial Palace.
That’s why we checked first all the Hotel and Resort booth in the airport and got all their brochures and pamphlets. We were thinking of going there one by one. But we were amazed at how plenty they are! How on earth can we find them?
We first went downtown. And I was surprised to find a lot of Korean establishments that it almost looks like a Korean Town. Korean restaurants were everywhere… there’s a Korean grocery store, a computer shop, even a beauty salon. There were also lots of Koreans around. Are we really still in the Philippines or did we take the wrong flight and landed in Korea? ㅋㅋㅋㅋ.
We ate our brunch downtown and went online. We tried making our plan (finally!). We looked for clues and we asked help from other fans (in soompi and to other Korean fans in Sunaforever, me2day and DC Inside) to alert us if they read or saw any news about their Cebu trip. We tried looking for maps in the internet, but we can’t understand them. Wennah said we really must buy a map. So we went to a famous department store in Cebu.
We found out that Cebu has 4 major islands (I wish that none of my Philippines history and social studies teachers are reading this!). The more we realize that locating the SOAW team is no joke. As advised by other fans, we decided that it’s better to simply enjoy our stay in Cebu and just try to look for them as we play. So we marked all the famous tourist places we want to go to on our map and made our itinerary.
But in the end, we just decided to go to Imperial Palace first. ㅋㅋㅋ
We went to Imperial Palace but we don’t know what to do. We don’t want to ask the hotel staff directly that we are looking for actors and a group of production team. We know that the guest information is confidential. We are also afraid that if the hotel found out that we are looking for their guests, they might chase us away making it more difficult to find and meet them.
We think and think and think of plans. Wennah thought that we could just go in, ask the hotel staff, and if they refuse to give nay information, to just leave our presents and ask them to give it to the SOAW team and have some photos signed and we’ll just go back the following day to pick it up.
But the thing is, we actually haven’t prepared anything. I basically went straight to the airport from my class and wennah from her work.
We went to a nearby internet shop and we printed some photos and write our letters for Suna Unnie.
And coincidentally, just when we were in the Imperial Palace area, I received an email from a fan, telling me that another fan posted an important message [My friend in Cebu says it’s confirmed that they’re booked at the Imperial Hotel. Hope Dia catches a glimpse of them.] I immediately contacted my fellow fan, then she referred us to her friend. We immediately went back to Imperial Palace after quickly packing up our things. We get to talk to my friend’s very nice friend, and we started getting our hopes up. That friend didn’t confirm 100% that they are in Imperial Palace but said that her friend who works there said that they indeed checked in at Imperial. So although it is not 100% sure, there’s really a big probability that they are indeed in Imperial Palace.
We went inside and we inquired about their packages. We still didn’t tell them that we were actually looking for some actors. It was starting to get dark and of course we can’t afford to check-in in Imperial Palace overnight. After getting the information we need, we went back downtown.
We ate haemultang in a Korean restaurant and we made a good plan for the next day. We planned to go sightseeing in Cebu in the morning, get an early lunch, then go to Imperial Palace around lunch time and wait in the lobby until 3pm. At 3pm we can check in for their night tour package which is a 6 hour stay inside the resort (3-9pm). So we will basically have 6 hours to look for them inside. We just wish that they don’t have any plans to go outside or something.
We found a cheap and nice place to stay for the night. We were so tired we both fell asleep early (I was actually planning to do my homeworks while wennah was planning to do some of her paperworks, but we weren’t able to do any). We had an early flight. We had lots of worries. We thought a lot. We walked here and there. We transferred vehicles and went from one island to another. It was indeed a very long day.
We were so tired and have lots of worries that I didn’t even realize that it was the first Saturday without SOAW.
I watched it live (with you guys) since episode 1. I was really afraid for the first Saturday without SOAW to come. I was so used to watch live every weekend, that I wouldn’t know what to do when that first Saturday after the final episode comes. I imagined I would feel really empty and sad when that time comes.
But the first Saturday without SOAW passed by without me even noticing that it was the first Saturday without SOAW.
So I finally found the best cure to withdrawal syndrome. Stalking!