A month has passed. I still can’t believe I went to Cebu just like that… on impulse… without any plans… Meeting the SOAW team… meeting Suna Unnie again… until this very moment, I still can’t believe it.
And now that I’m looking back, I kinda regret A LOT of things. And if only I can turn back time I would have done better.
Well, athough there were times in Cebu that I was frustrated, annoyed and wanted to give up. I don’t regret any of the decisions we’ve made. I had lots of “If onlys” but I believe that one thing leads to the next. And we probably wouldn’t have our “happy ending” if one thing happened differently.
I also think that meeting them at the airport is much better than meeting them at the resort. I think it would really be very awkward meeting them at the resort. Again, they were not here for a fan meeting, but on a vacation. They might also feel awkward meeting fans in the middle of their vacation. At least meeting them at the airport, we were able to send them off and we were able to wish them a safe trip.
But what I regret were the things that I could have said and done but didn’t.
I’m glad I was able to talk to Suna Unnie in Korean. But there are a lot more things that I wished I have said. Like how we like, enjoy and how crazy we are over SOAW. How thankful we are for giving us Lee Yeon Jae. And how many life lessons we learned from her and her drama. How much we appreciate all their hardwork. And all their hardwork had paid off because SOAW ended wonderfully. I wished I was able to ask her what she likes most in our country, or if she have tried eating Filipino food. I wished I was able to wish her luck on her new movie “Fighting Spirit” and how bad we feel that we won’t be able to support the movie in Korea as much as we would like too. I wished I could’ve bought her a birthday cake… or a bouquet of flowers at least.
I also regret not asking for Seo Hyo Rim’s autograph and not talking to her. She seems like a really nice girl. And I don’t know why I didn’t go near her (when she was just beside Eon Ki Joon on the line). Am I thinking she is still Se Kyung? kekeke
I regret not meeting the PD and the writer. I would love to get their autographs and have pictures with them too. They were such a great tandem. I would love to tell them how we love their drama. But I was too shy to ask Suna Unnie who among them are the PD and the writer. (I was trying to find out myself, but I heard that PD was missing – they were looking for him.. but I didn’t check back to see if they found him). But I could’ve asked the other staff, but I didn’t.
I also regret not being able to tell Lee Dong Wook, Eom Ki Joon, Seo Hyo Rim and the rest of the staff how much we love SOAW. And that we also 본방사수 (watch live) in the Philippines even if it’s just over the internet. And that we translate it to English so that other fans who doesn’t speak Korean can understand and enjoy the drama too. I regret not being able to thank all of them for bringing us a wonderful drama.
All I did was stand and smile there like a fool and greet everybody.
I also regret that we didn’t even prepare anything for them. Suna4Life Philippines (our little fans club) could’ve prepared some snacks for everyone, just like what Korean fans do. And we can give it to them one by one as they go down the bus. Or if we can’t prepare snacks, we could have prepared at least some thank you cards for everyone to show our appreciation for all their hard work.
But I haven’t thought of any of those.
Of course we didn’t know that we’ll get to meet them like that. But nonetheless, if would have been really nice if I had thought of that earlier. It’s not too difficult to do anyway.
But I guess we were so preoccupied in trying to locate them that I wasn’t able to think straight. We were both tired too since we literally came from our work and class straight to the airport. We also lack sleep.
Nonetheless, I still feel regretful. Would there be another chance like that in the future? I don’t think so. Suna Unnie may come back to the Philippines. Maybe she can go back here with another drama team. But the SOAW team to be all back in the Philippines, I don’t think that would ever happen again. And it makes me sad, thinking I let such a rare opportunity pass.
I’m not complaining. I’m even so thankful for everything that happened. My heart is brimming with gratitude. It’s just that I really feel regretful… if only I had enough time to think and prepare for our trip, it would have been much nicer.
Oh well… nonetheless, the most important thing is that we found them… Despite all the impossibilities, we get to meet them. just when I was about to give up, their bus arrived. Just when I thought that we won’t be able to meet them, they appeared in front of us. And that is already a wonderful blessing. And I will treasure that special memory forever.