This is Angeline writing about the meeting of PSH’s Malaysian fans:
My second meet with Kak Latifah on May 18, 2013 (Saturday) and our first meet with 2 other PSH4U members, May (@eb_may) and Baya (@CTB). Our venue this time was at Sushi Zangmai, Level 3, The Gardens Mall MidValley, Kuala Lumpur at 10.30 am.
I reached the venue around 10.05 am but the restaurant was not opened yet. Since I was early, I went to Borders Bookstore to browse around. Kak Latifah SMS me, saying she’s on her way and should arrive in a short while. Then I got a message from Baya, saying she’ll be a bit late as she had to settle some things for her father (as it’s his birthday).
Kak Latifah arrived around 10.25 am and we greeted each other with hugs and kisses. By the time we went into the restaurant around 10.30 am, there were already a few people seated inside. The restaurant only opens at around 10.20 am and it specializes in Japanese food.
After both Kak Latifah and I got seated, I showed her the brochures and book which I got for our project on Malaysia. Then May arrived and joined us. She recognized us because of our photos in the articles, which were posted on PSH4U blog. She introduced herself to Kak Latifah. Wow, another PSH Malaysian fan … it’s nice getting to know another member. Kak Latifah told her of the reason we’re having this meet because of the assignment (for project under Paola). Then Kak Latifah showed her the PSH souvenir items that she bought from Myeondong, South Korea.
Then we started talking about PSH – we’re so happy that his case with Miss A has closed, but felt like crying when we heard our beloved man is still suffering and in pain (interview of PSH’s mother news). I told them that I got a scolding from my lady boss that day as I couldn’t concentrate on my work. We all really hated those Korean media for still writing such bad things about him — they’re so mean! Can’t they leave him alone? Ohhhh … how our hearts break, our poor innocent man!
PSH’s dramas – May didn’t watch TPM because of the sad story. Both Kak Latifah and I told her it’s one of his best dramas: won 3 awards already and it’s the Korean version of “Romeo and Juliet”. She’s got to watch it! When we talked about FH, I told them I cried when I watched him in those scenes: accident (hit-and-run) and prosecutor’s office.
PSH pictures – we have them in our laptops, mobiles, i-pads, computers, walls and now, May’s even got his picture in her wallet, beside her son’s photo. So we laughed, telling May that when her son grows up, he’ll look like our beloved PSH.
Then Baya called to inform she’s arrived and I told her we’re inside the restaurant. Wow, another PSH fan! We just greeted and introduced each other. No screaming this time as there were more people coming in. Then we started ordering our food and Kak Latifah took out PSH souvenirs once again to show Baya. I gave her two PSH pictures which I’ve printed out at my office and she was so happy – she’ll be putting them up later on at home. Both May and Baya asked Kak Latifah why she didn’t buy extra souvenirs when she was in Korea, to which she answered she thought no one was interested.
Our heartfelt thanks to H.A.T., especially Ashley, for coming up with the open letter to the Korean fans, for they can speak for our beloved PSH (know what’s best for him) and convey the message to the big bosses of the K-entertainment world that he still has great market-value. But will they help? We’ll pray and hope that they’ll stand up for our beloved man so that he’ll be able to make a comeback.
What about the voting sites? Today’s the last day for voting on site #8 so we all shall be doing our best to cast our votes. (I told them we can even put more than 20,000 points in that site alone everyday but it’s time consuming as every 500 points takes about 3 minutes.) Whereas for the other sites that allow us to, we’ll cast and re-vote for him. As long as PSH becomes the winner!
Then we started talking about the project – since I got the brochures from Tourism Malaysia, the main clientele for the company I work for. However, the book was not from them as it was done by my office under KL Tourism Association. Baya told me her brother’s working with Tourism Malaysia (Marketing Department) and wanted to know which advertising company that I worked for, so I told her – promotes Malaysia to East & North Asia countries (i.e. China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Korea). Told them if I’m still working there next year, I would like to propose to my boss to put our PSH’s face for Korea section.
Kak Latifah will be getting her daughter to assist us in the project as well and she said, soon her daughter’s going to send her packing home for disturbing her peace of mind. She’ll keep in touch with us when she’s in Brisbane (for a period of 3 weeks) regarding this project. We’ll do an overall of Malaysia first, with the name of all the states. Then only into the states, which I’ve done for Penang, Langkawi Island and Malacca, and the others to follow suit (per Paola’s instructions)..
Kak Latifah said she’s planning on visiting Korea next year during autumn – would be lovely to go to the places where our beloved PSH’s dramas were shot, besides to Jeju Island and then will have more time to buy PSH souvenir items. She asked if we’re all interested and our answers were:
May: Not really sure about next year. When the time comes, then she’ll let Kak Latifah know. However, if it’s a fan meet, sure – why not?
Baya: Anything for our man goes. She likes everything related to K-pop and entertainment.
Myself: I’m planning to quit my present job by next year and work from home. By that time, I’ll have more time for trips and star-chasing.
Kak Latifah said she’ll inform us again next year during the 1st quarter of 2014. We’ll all be able to plan by then.
Then Kak Latifah, May and Baya talked about the latest K-dramas, which I told them I’m not interested – I’ve become PSH’s die-hard fan as I’ll only watch his dramas and movie (none of the others interests me anymore). Baya’s interested in everything related to K-entertainment and K-Pop. You ask her about their names etc. and she’ll be able to give an immediate answer. We all laughed and said she should enter an exam on K-pop/K-entertainment.
Kak Latifah said her daughter’s not interested in anything related to Korea – however, she’ll get her to cast votes for our man. May’s trying to talk her daughter into becoming a PSH fan but unable to do so as she goes into Kim Hyun Joong. I don’t think he’s as good as our man in acting (too wooden and expressionless) and compared to looks, our man’s better than him a thousand times. Even though our PSH is in his 30′s but he looks 10 years younger than his age.
May asked me whether I have any kids and I told her I’ve got a godson who’s studying law in University Malaysia (2nd year), my eldest niece is in UK (final year: law) and my youngest niece is planning to be a translator (7 languages under her belt, including Korean and Japanese). My godson’s only interested in Chinese dramas and my youngest niece loves Shinee. As for my eldest niece, she only watches if the drama’s storyline is good. My youngest niece prayed for our beloved PSH as she knows he’s a good gentleman with a kind and pure heart.
Kak Latifah said she has already packed her things and the bag itself already weighed 30 kgs. Most of the things are for her daughter like books and Maggi noodles. Wondering how she’s going to stuff the book and her laptop in as her hand carry is already 8 kgs. Said she’ll have to get cooking stuff in Australia, even though it doesn’t have the original Malaysian stuff and will cook for her daughter her favorite food when she’s there. Her daughter’s not planning to come back to Malaysia.
After we finished our meal, we asked one of the waiters to snap our photos (holding PSH pictures) and another waitress to do the same using Kak Latifah’s and May’s cameras. There were already a crowd and some of them looked at us with weird expressions on their faces when we were taking our pictures. We had a laugh at what was taken and some had to be re-taken. We helped each other in taking photos from our cameras and mobile phones.
About 12.45 pm, we had to leave the restaurant because there was a long queue outside. Kak Latifah again paid for the bill and I told her I’d be footing the next meet (this is the 2nd time she’s treating me) – no more argument with me then. May and Baya too didn’t like Kak Latifah to treat them and said they should have gone Dutch. We found out before parting ways that Kak Latifah and Baya are both from Kedah state and as for May and I, we’re both from Penang (May’s from the mainland and I’m from the island).
We said our goodbyes with Kak Latifah and Baya as May and I were going to Borders Bookstore. Kak Latifah to buy lunch for her son and Baya to attend her father’s birthday party. May was looking for a Japanese book on health called “Enzyme” in the bookstore. However, it seems that the stock has run out and will not be ordered so soon.
Whilst both May and I were still in the bookstore, she told me her son helped her on voting site #8, clicked for her whenever it reaches 500 as she’s busy with housework etc. She uses laptop and mobile to vote. We promised each other that we’ll start voting for him when we reached our homes. Told her that there’s an anti in my office who talks bad about PSH and I had to tell him off (very defensive when it comes to our beloved man). Our man’s the victim! There are also a few of them from my office who like him but are not his fans. They were kind enough to pray for him.
I told May that I didn’t have a good perspective of guys because of my ex-husband and it was PSH who showed me that there are still good guys like him out there (1 in a million). He’ll always be in my good books and I shall always cherish him. Then we talked about what happened after the recent Malaysia GE-13 results whilst browsing around in the bookstore. As there’s nothing much of interest for us, May and I parted ways at around 2.10pm as she still had something to do in Gardens Mall.
That’s the end of our meet (Kak Latifah and I) with our new PSH4U members, May and Baya. It was nice meeting both of you and we had a great time. Look forward to our next meet when Kak Latifah’s back from Brisbane to finalize our project before submission to Paola.
On behalf of the PSH Malaysian fans, we would like to say this: we love PSH and PSH4U. We are willing to wait for our beloved man, no matter how long it’ll take for him to make his comeback. We’ll support him all the way. May God bless PSH, his family, and our PSH4U family members. For PSH and PSH4U! Fighting!
(Credits: Photos by Latifah and Baya. Thanks!)