Kris chilling with his drink, music, and book on the way to Guangzhou – very cute >.<
(Credit: To the rightful owner)
Let me guess…one might be thinking why this post starts off with the word, “flying”, in its title? Interestingly, the reason is that Kris was flying in the sky at the same time as me while I was traveling back home on November 15th and there were a lot of incidents that correlate with that I’ve been discussing in my blog posts and in the comments section with friends. Coincidence? Maybe a few, but the rest…I don’t think so.
What’s surprising is that I noticed on November 13th that Kris had gone back home to Guangzhou in China to see his relatives or close ones on a break and that he also traveled alone. It’s also alarming considering the fact that in my post, EXO-M: 7 Months, 41 Trips…and Counting, which was published on November 10th and before I left on my journey on November 15th, was on the number of airport trips EXO-M has had for work reasons. The post also focused on Kris‘ airport fashion and me stating that I am going back home, which is in Saudi Arabia, for the break after one whole year. To be more precise, this is what I had mentioned about EXO-M in the post:
Just remember that, even though it seems amazing that they have traveled 41 times within these few months, they travel for work purposes. This means they are not traveling for holiday purposes like most of us do…Speaking of this, I’m going to be on a hiatus. I am traveling back home, iA, and I need to do some packing. I have a very long flight ahead of me. It has almost been a year since I’ve seen home. The comforts of home…miss it! ^^
Two days later, after I had published the before-mentioned post, I see Kris traveling to his hometown, Guangzhou, for a short break and that too, without a manager.
On an even more alarming note, I wrote, “I IZ FLYING….Wheeeeee,” on Kris‘ RenRen just hours before he had a flight to Guangzhou. I literally had no idea that he would be flying back home. Hence, my expression when I saw photos of him at the airport in Guangzhou on his own was: o____O Strange coincidence… Am I good at foreshadowing of what is to happen in the future? I really don’t know, but many things that I have mentioned in the past have come true.
Despite being tired, Kris still smiles ^^
Apart from this coincidence, I saw pictures of Kris with coffee from Starbucks in his hand and then the surprising pictures of him at the airport in Guangzhou and him carrying Ace, the alpaca plushie aka Dui Zhang‘s son, in his bag a couple of hours later (I wonder if he had shown Ace to Aunty Wu and gave it to her as a gift when he reached home). It looked like Kris left Seoul early morning. He appeared very tired =( He probably didn’t get his 8 hours of beauty sleep =P Why do I have a feeling that he probably stayed awake at night and was busy packing? Generally, when I see people in the kind of tired state that Kris was in, it makes me upset for some reason. I get this notion that the guys in EXO are working too hard for their comeback these days. Sometimes I get angry as well – angry at the company. Honestly, I don’t mind if EXO‘s comeback is late. As long as they get enough rest, it’s fine.
Although Kris‘ stay in Guangzhou was short, I’m glad that he finally had some freedom to be able to enjoy the comforts of home.
As for me, my flight was on November 15th around 6 A.M. I left the apartment at 3 A.M. and on the previous day, there was a total solar eclipse, which I had missed out on seeing because I was sleeping xD
My flight had a stop-over in Dubai and the flight from Sydney to Dubai was around 14 hours long. The plane had three seats on the left and right and four seats in the middle. My brother and I sat on the left-hand side of the plane. I sat in the aisle seat, whereas my brother was in the middle seat. Of course, the window seat next to my brother’s was empty for a while and I had completely forgotten that someone would be sitting there.
So what happened next?
Out of all the people in the world, an Australian guy named Chris/Kris, who looked like he was in his early-mid 20s, had to sit in the window seat in the same row as my brother and I on the plane. My reaction was: o___O As if the before-mentioned incident of me traveling back home and Kris traveling back home as well was already not a big coincidence.
Anyhow, my brother and I were about to get out of our seats to make way for Chris/Kris, but before we even got up, he got to his place within two seconds ’cause he had really long legs. As soon as he sat down, he confidently introduced himself and said, “Hi! My name is Chris/Kris,” and politely extended his hand to shake hands with my brother. My brother mentioned his name and then Chris/Kris saw me and asked, “And you?” I told him my name and then we both shook hands.
The Chris/Kris on the plane looked like he wanted to have a conversation. I was ready to talk; I enjoy having conversations with people, but since my brother was really tired and put the hood of his hoodie over his head and closed his eyes to go off to sleep, I thought I should keep quiet. So instead of talking, I plugged in the given headphones and listened to K-Pop music that was available on the plane. However, I later switched to listening to music on my iPhone, as I had a more up-to-date list of songs. Before I knew it, I was asleep. I slept throughout most of the flight, so the journey didn’t seem so long.
When I reached Saudi Arabia, my mum later asked me who sat with us on the plane from Sydney to Dubai and I said, “A guy named Chris/Kris.” My mum laughed and mentioned, “I’m sure you must have started talking to him.” I replied, “No…I was about to,” and then I stated the reason why I didn’t. My mum answered, “Well, since you can’t talk to the Kris that you’re a fan of…this was a good opportunity to talk to the Chris/Kris that was sitting with you.” She had a point…hahahaha! xD
Kris chilling out with fans at the departure lounge in Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport as he receives their gifts.
(Credit: As mentioned in the pic.)
Before reaching Saudi Arabia, however, I had a three hour stay in Dubai and as I waited in the lounge in front of the departure gate after having lunch, I decided to check Tumblr and Facebook on my iPhone. All of a sudden I saw pictures of Kris at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport on his way back to Seoul and a notice that he was going to arrive in Seoul at 9:30 KSA time. So Dui Zhang and I were at airports in entirely different countries and we were also flying in the sky at the same time but not together…hahahahaha! xD My flight from Dubai to Saudi Arabia was only 40-something minutes long and I’m guessing a flight from Guangzhou to Seoul is around 2 hours (P.S. I’ve been to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport on a school trip back in early 2006. It’s a nice airport).
As for Dui Zhang on his way back to Seoul, I had the opportunity to see pictures, watch one or two videos, and read a few fan accounts of his interaction with fans at the airport in Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport while I was at Dubai International Airport xD How…interesting. The most hilarious part was seeing pictures of Dui Zhang in the departure lounge with fans surrounding him as I was waiting in the departure lounge with empty seats nearby and everyone else in their own little world xD
This makes me wonder…you know how people talk about parallel worlds? Well…what if you were KIND OF living a parallel life as someone else but your paths have not crossed yet? Hmm. Life can be so strange at times. I should probably stop being philosophical =P
Anyhow, I’m not really surprised by Kris‘ lovely interactions with fans at the airport that day. I have known that he has been working hard to be a good role model and set an example for others for quite some time. He is definitely getting inspiration from somewhere =P Many of the things that I have previously mentioned in my blog have pretty much turned into reality and I will state which points in a while here.
A fan receives White Rabbit Creamy Candy from Kris at the airport
(Credit: As mentioned in the pic.)
What I found really surprising and amusing is that Kris gave out White Rabbit Creamy Candy to some of his fans.
Remember when I jokingly mentioned in the post, EXO’s Kris Wu – The “Mysterious” Member, which was posted on March 6th, that the reason for Kris‘ stern expression and no smiley face is that someone must have stolen or taken away his candy? Well, it seems as though nobody stole candy from Kris this time and that he had plenty of candy to hand out, hence the bright smiley face at the airport he had that day xD I wonder what was going through Kris‘ mind at that time that he decided to hand out candy to fans. Hasn’t anyone ever heard to never accept candy from strangers? ‘Cause the last time I refused to take candy from a stranger was when I was on a plane and this was when I was around the age of 7.
I heard that White Rabbit Creamy Candy is really popular in China. It sounds very similar to Ding Dong Bubble Gum, which is a well-known candy in Pakistan. The cat mascot is rather famous xD
Ding Dong Bubble Gum – famous candy in Pakistan
Speaking of this, China kind of reminds me of Pakistan at times. No wonder why they have strong alliances with one another! Apart from that, Seoul is an upgraded version of the city, Karachi (this is one of the cities that I am from), in Pakistan. South Korea even copied Karachi’s “Five-Year Plan” for economic development and the World Financial Center in Seoul is modeled after Karachi too, but this was during the time when Karachi was regarded as the future New York City of Asia.
I guess things sort of changed in Karachi as time went on, but that’s an entirely different story all together and involves a lot of in-depth information on the political situation over there that I don’t have the patience to talk about at the moment. My uncles often have hours and hours of debate over a cup of chai on Pakistan’s political situation. It’s quite interesting.
Kris with his White Rabbit Creamy Candy xD
(Credit: As mentioned in the pic.)
On the other hand, one of my lecturers in my class stated that I should be doing public relations work for my country so that I can improve the nation’s image. I think it sounds like a good idea. My friend from Changsha said that she wants everyone to know about Pakistan ’cause she finds Pakistani culture to be very vibrant, states that the traditional outfits that Pakistani people wear are unique, and she loves the country’s food a lot. She even made a couple of her Chinese friends try Pakistani food for the first time and they really loved it…and let me just mention that our food is pretty spicy for those that try it for the first time. Then again, people from Changsha or the Hunan Province are known for eating spicy food, so it’s probably not something that they would have to get used to ^^
Now moving onto Kris‘ beautiful moments with fans at the airport in Guangzhou on his way back to Seoul…I will be quoting comments from various posts in my blog and comparing them to some of those beautiful moments that eventually occurred. It should be noted that here, I’ll be using fan account descriptions, fan taken pictures and gifs., and fan cam. video captures on that day for comparison. (NOTE: All pictures, gifs., and videos belong to their respective owners…there was a problem in placing the credits underneath each medium. I deeply apologize about this).
KRIS SMILING AND WAVING AT FANS AND FAN CAMERAS
I’m really happy that he (Kris) has become more comfortable around the public and has gained confidence in being able to express himself better….I know that a couple of people like him more now that they have seen his gentle, soft, and “angelic” side. I suppose he was quite nervous during the showcase days and decided to keep a straight face so that others do not notice. Due to his nervousness and the many thoughts that must have been running through his mind, I think he must have had a difficult time looking at the audience with a warm smile. For instance, in one part of the showcase in China when the members of EXO were walking off the stage, Kris waved to the fans but his face was turned the other way, which many would probably see as a very rude thing to do ’cause one is supposed to look at the person or crowd while waving. LuHan did the same with his heart formation but I can tell that he was shy too. As mentioned before, the members of EXO are much more comfortable in facing the crowd now. — Me (Dui Zhang Kris – From EXO’s Showcase to 3 Months of Debut [POST], July 7th, 2012)
I could not agree with you more. I love the way Kris and the rest of the Exo M members have become more outgoing. — Vi (Dui Zhang Kris – From EXO’s Showcase to 3 Months of Debut [COMMENT], July 7th, 2012)
I just wanted to see Kris be more happy, expressive, and comfortable around fans… — Me (My Last Post on Dui Zhang Kris: HAPPY BIRTHDAY KRIS! [COMMENT], November 6th, 2012)
Kris was in a good mood today, walking slowly and told the fans to be careful in Cantonese. Even bowed 90 degrees for the entire crowd. — (Credit: EXOPERÚ)
There’s something really honest and pure about the way he smiles at his fans. — (Credit: wu-fan.tumblr.com)
KRIS WANTING TO TAKE A PICTURE WITH THE FANS
I’ve seen Siwon and Zhou Mi take photos with fans. I wish Kris and the rest of the members of EXO could do that too. Actually, I’ve seen Baekhyun take photos with fans at Disneyland and Lay has taken a photo with a fan at Disneyland AND one of the SMTOWN concerts. I think Lay is pretty relaxed about taking photos with fans, but you will have to ask when their manager is not around. Even though there might be a slim chance, I would still ask Kris for a photo. At least I would know that I tried =P If Kris considers his fans as friends, then he should take a photo with his friends, like friends normally do…kekeke! xD — Me (Kris and the Alpaca, Vintage Kris, and Discussion about K-Pop in General [COMMENT], November 3rd, 2012)
拉麵_Ramyun@weibo: Kris was too nice. After he checked in he wanted to take a group photo with the fans, but it became too crowded so it became unfeasible. He kept on telling fans that he will come back to Guangzhou. — (Translated by: love-exo.tumblr.com)
KRIS TALKING TO FANS AND STATING, “WE ARE TOGETHER!”
Today is the present and now we see smiley Kris ^^ However, like you…it would be nice to see how Kris truly is. He actually seems really down-to-Earth and talkative when he is just himself. I wonder how interesting it would be to have a conversation with him…but it’s sad that that can’t really happen ’cause the entertainment world draws a line between a celebrity from the general public and almost makes it seem like there is some kind of hierarchy in society -_- As much as we like to say that he and the rest are humans like us, the entertainment world that they are in does not think that way. The ones pulling the strings above want them to be seen as someone more important than we are and are the ones that draw this line or division. — Me (My Last Post on Dui Zhang Kris: HAPPY BIRTHDAY KRIS! [COMMENT], November 6th, 2012)
By the way, did you see pictures of Kris shopping in Myeongdong today? He had a Zara shopping bag in his hand. The pics. were up on Tumblr. I couldn’t help but giggle. Zara is one of my favorite stores ^^ Kris and Zara… xD Why is it so hard for me to digest this? Let us all go shopping together. Wheeee! Hahaha! Kris – jjang! — Me (EXO Kris’ Unique Style at the Korea-China Music Festival [COMMENT], September 1st, 2012)
惊蛰是黑皇后@weibo: Honestly speaking, Kris today… I have not seen an idol like him in my whole life. Seriously! Joking with fans… when asked to speak Cantonese he would speak Cantonese…bowing… bought a 2000+RMB suitcase to carry all the gifts from fans… changing T-shirt like he was playing a game… when asked for an autograph he would autograph everything without hesitation. The most stunning part was, because there were too many fans surrounding you, the airport staff came to check on the situation, you told them that “We are together.” Just for these words, fanning you is worthy. — (Translated by: love-exo.tumblr.com)
拉麵_Ramyun@weibo: Today while hearing you speak Cantonese I felt that you were so friendly and down-to-earth. If you have time come back to Guangzhou more. Today there were so many fans, you are certainly a highlight of Guangzhou. I really feel that… you are so good looking, skin is great too… — (Translated by: love-exo.tumblr.com)
KRIS ASKING EVERYONE TO TAKE TURNS AT GETTING HIS AUTOGRAPH
It would be nice for EXO to sign autographs and take photos with fans, but I think it would be best when the crowd around them is calm. — Me (Kris and the Alpaca, Vintage Kris, and Discussion about K-Pop in General [COMMENT], November 5th, 2012)
After he was done changing clothes he told everyone to take turns at getting his autograph, he said: “then I’ll sign for everyone.” He also said that his signature would have looked a lot better if not for his trembling hands today~ There were too many gifts, he started the autographs with “to:” and wrote a few encouraging words, there was so much love. I felt so much warmth today, and when staff came to question fans about the situation, he would protect everyone by saying “they are with me, they are with me ..” he kept protecting everyone … — (Credit: Kris_Perfect, Translated by: heecups.tumblr.com)
KRIS GIVING OUT AUTOGRAPHS GENEROUSLY
Another important thing, which is a little more serious from what I have just mentioned, I saw a gif. of one of EXO-M‘s managers hitting a fan boy because the fan boy wanted an autograph from Kris. I was quite angry for a while when I saw that. Is this the way SME’s managers are supposed to treat fans that make the effort of purchasing their music artists’ albums and supporting them or coming all the way to the airport to greet them? That fan boy wasn’t doing any harm at all. Poor guy…if I had a manager like that, I would have definitely said that what he did was wrong and I would have given an autograph to that fan boy so that he wouldn’t feel bad. At least he would have a smile on his face rather than resentment while going back home. — Me (Kris and the Alpaca, Vintage Kris, and Discussion about K-Pop in General [POST], November 2nd, 2012)
From the beginning I start watching EXOM’s interviews I kind of feel like are what they saying true? Why are they always saying good things about each other and it just seems perfect too perfect. Not that its bad but come on of course there will be bad times or sth. That’s natural. This makes me have a lot of questions about Kris. Because he is not allowed to show his real self. SME is too strict. This would probably be why No Min Woo left SME. There are a ton of video of him that really shows the real him and what he is like. He even stopped by the airport to give autographs to fans. How sweet! — Josialyn (Kris and the Alpaca, Vintage Kris, and Discussion about K-Pop in General [COMMENT], November 2nd, 2012)
About Kris…I think he is trying to be the best that he can be – to be a good role model and leader. I can see that and I know that he is working hard, but I hope he doesn’t lose himself in the process…as in entirely turn into someone that he really isn’t. Him wanting to be a stronger and better person is what I admire about him…I really like it when music artists are down-to-earth with everyone around them, just like you said about No Min Woo giving out autographs to people at the airport. — Me (Kris and the Alpaca, Vintage Kris, and Discussion about K-Pop in General [COMMENT], November 3rd, 2012)
There were too many gifts but he still signed for everyone; he wrote words of encouragement; and everyone felt his kindness. — (Credit: Kris_Perfect, Translation by: wisdom-of-the-moon.tumblr.com)
Kris said he would sign for all the fans there. He wrote words to cheer fans up and drew hearts. He also addressed the names of the fans next to the autographs. — (Credit: exo-what-is-love.com)
吴亦凡效应@weibo: Fan account summary: 1) Last time he mistakenly wrote 凡 instead of 丸 for a fan, he corrected it for her this time (t/n: what a lucky fan… to have him autograph not once, but twice). 2) He autographed as much as possible. 3) Fans were helping him to organized the gifts, Kris said “give me all the letters, I want to put them on the inner shelf of the suitcase. 4) He shared “big bunny”(大白兔) milk candy with fans. 5) After he signed, he told fan to be careful because ink was still wet and it might smear. — (Translation by: love-exo.tumblr.com)
KRIS BUYING A SUITCASE FOR HIS NUMEROUS FAN GIFTS AND SHOWING HIS APPRECIATION TOWARDS FANS BY WEARING THEIR GIFTS
*Talking about the length some fans take, such as buying expensive gifts or making extravagant gifts for a public figure* Honestly, I would never do that unless I’m in a situation where the feelings are mutual and I know that my feelings of appreciation would be reciprocated by the receiver.—Me (A Day in the City of Sydney to Wish EXO’s Kris ‘Happy Birthday’ [POST], September 10th, 2012)
The hat and shoes that Kris wore on this day were given to him by fans and a fanbase also gave him an iPhone 5. I’m telling you, it’s like everyday is his birthday, thanks to thousands of fan girls =P I always say that it should be the other way round, where the guy gives a present to the girl (I’m a traditionalist and sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era =P).—Me (Kris and the Alpaca, Vintage Kris, and Discussion about K-Pop in General [POST], November 2nd, 2012)
It must be hard for these guys, or anyone that is in the entertainment industry, to thank everyone. Considering the fact that there are numerous people that do so much for them, such as spending time and money to create or buy things, they probably don’t know how to repay all of them. Maybe if people stopped treating them like royalty and more like humans that you see everyday around you, they would feel less pressured or feel less bad/guilty by the fact that they have so little to return in comparison. — Me (EXO Kris’ Birthday Message aka “Love Letter” xD [POST], November 8th, 2012)
Kim娜娜_范@weibo: Today Kris went back to Korea. Before he left he accepted many gifts from fans and they were really heavy. Some fans offered to help him carry them but he insisted that he carry them himself. Later a fan joked with him “You cannot bear to leave these behind?” He nodded his head and said “yes.” Girls… this kind of idol comes once in a lifetime! — (Translated by: love-exo.tumblr.com)
hoho-Y@weibo: Yesterday EXO-M Kris Wu came to the store to buy a duty free 2460RMB (~395USD) colorful suitcase to carry all the gifts that fans brought him. When I was helping him to checkout I saw on his passport that he was born in 1990, has Canadian citizenship, and his photo was handsome too. He was really friendly, in the store, there were approximately 20-30 fans + workers + tourists, all taking his picture with flashing cameras, he didn’t show a single bit of cockiness. I hope he becomes more and more popular. — (Translated by: love-exo.tumblr.com)
He totally left his belongings with the fans when he went to get changed with a T-shirt given by fans…When tidying up gifts from fans, Kris said “Give me the letters. I’ll put them at the inner side of the luggage.” — (Credit: exo-what-is-love.tumblr.com)
When he saw that one of the fangifts is a rilakkuma keychain, he took it out immediately and hanged it on his bag, then he started talking about the keychain on his bag.
Kris: It’s not that I stop using them, but it’s because I lose it in the crowd at the airport. I only realised it after I passed the customs I wanted to go back and find the keychain but it seems unrealistic…
Fan: If you were to go back and find the keychain I’m sure it wouldn’t be just that…. — (Credit: Kris_Perfect, StellaJo_晨曦寶寶, Renee_be; Translated by: boxiian.tumblr.com)
On a side note, Kris should be careful when leaving his belongings behind…ESPECIALLY at an airport! NEVER ever do that!
OTHER FAN ACCOUNTS
Kris…posing like a boss!
Kris‘ flight was delayed. There was a little boy that sat near Kris, maybe because the boy sat rather long waiting there, then he started crying because he couldn’t find his mom. Fans that sat beside him tried to calm the boy down. Kris then asked some staff to help look for the boy’s mom. Later, the boy’s mother came back. When Kris passed by the kid, he touched the little boy’s head. — (Credit: NTcalm__汗濕, Translated by: toffeegee)
That’s sweet of Kris and the fans that were present, but at the same time I find such fan accounts highly amusing. Why? ‘Cause I see people do this sort of lovely act on a usual basis. In fact, when I was at Sydney Airport on the day I was traveling back home, a few other people and I were talking to toddlers at the departure lounge and even on the plane, but no one really gave a…sugar =P
KRIS’ OVERALL IMPACT ON FANS AT GUANGZHOU BAIYUN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
With eyes filled with depth and gentleness, and spoken language that is amiable and easy going, that’s our Kris, our warm man. With no distant feeling of a celebrity, but a personality of a brother next door, making us feel that we aren’t very far away from you. Even your domineering attitude on stage has concealed your smile. Your smile is the greatest comfort for the fans, to let us know that you’ve been doing great. With lesser indifference and more heart warming times, this is you, our Kris. — (Credit: EXO潮流资讯 Weibo, Translated by: Adora)
MY WORDS OF MOTIVATION FOR KRIS IN THE PAST
This is something that I’ve said in the past that I’m placing here just for fun, ’cause it sounds kind of similar to what eventually occurred.
Good luck, Kris! Wish you all the best for your future and I hope that you don’t pay a lot of attention to fame. Just continue being yourself and being inspired by the positive things around you. We all are looking forward to seeing a charming smile on your face, inshAllah ^_^ — Me (EXO’s Kris Wu – The “Mysterious” Member [POST], March 6th, 2012)
Furthermore, I remember writing the following message in my blog and underneath the pic. of Kris standing on Andy Garcia’s star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on his RenRen several months ago:
Who needs a name on a star when you can have an impact on peoples’ hearts by simply being awesome and by being a good role model? =) Those stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will one day fade away…but the impact that you may have on other people’s hearts for the before-mentioned reasons will always stay…for eternity. This is just something that everyone should think about! ^^ — Me (July 23rd, 2012)
KRIS’ RENREN STATUS UPDATE ON NOVEMBER 15TH, 2012
Same sky, same starry night? Mom said when it becomes cloudy the stars would disappear, but in my memory every day there was a clear sky, and in the future… it will be too. Good night, my every you. Author: Me. — (Translated by: love-exo.tumblr.com)
Kris had to indicate that he owns this lovely piece of writing. I’m going to take your quote, Kris, and put the author as ME, as in Moonlight, instead. Just kidding! As if we’re going to steal it… =P Goofy Kris.
Pre-debut Kris…5 years ago. He, himself, probably didn’t know what the future had in store for him
Also, I’ve seen Kris‘ pic. in which the caption underneath it mentioned that he wants to have his name on a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame one day, his message on EXO-M‘s Weibo talking about sunshine, his recent RenRen status discussing stars, and heard his description of a Halloween card that included his drawing of a moon and a sun, which had a similar expression as his own, that went along the lines of, “The Sun is angry at the Moon.” I think Kris has some sort of grudge against the moon. Hahahaha!
In regards to Kris‘ RenRen status, he should listen to his mum’s words. Mothers are wise for they have more experience in life. I told my mum about Kris‘ RenRen status and she also agreed with what Aunty Wu said. Interestingly, my mum has shared the song, Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) by Doris Day with me a couple of times and I think it perfectly describes what all mothers would like to tell their children. It also fits very well with what Kris‘ mum may have been trying to indicate. The song has the following memorable lyrics:
Que sera, sera. Whatever will be, will be. The future’s not ours to see. Que sera, sera. What will be, will be.
The message in it seems to be one that many may agree with.
Moreover, I read a fan account about the thrown fan gifts when Kris arrived at Incheon International Airport from his trip to Guangzhou. Okay…now this time I think this was planned. Don’t ask me why…but I’m guessing that it’s one of those situations where the company wants to gather sympathy for its music artists by making us go, “Awww…they must be so strict on these young guys!” I don’t know what the truth is…but that’s a possibility. Why would Manager Khyun want to get involved in this kind of situation after fans already expressed their anger towards the other managers in SM Entertainment on how they have rudely behaved towards fans? It just doesn’t make any sense. Something’s fishy… and when something’s fishy, I thought Kris wouldn’t like it *raises eyebrows*
Thrown fan gifts…. That poor ‘lil teddy bear
(Credit: To the rightful owner)
Anyhow, it’s something that shouldn’t be given too much attention if that’s what SM Entertainment is asking for xD I will always remember my first day of Masters and when I was in my Public Relations Strategy class in which 100 or more students were shown a video of doing PR work for celebrities in entertainment companies. What we saw was something that would probably get most people shocked. After the professor had shown that video to the class, she asked, “So who wants to do PR work for a celebrity?” Nobody raised their hands. I was about to…but that video really turned me off about the whole thing.
The video depicted how clever entertainment companies can be in deceiving the general public. They literally plan everything out ahead of time. It’s all about getting attention through all kinds of means…as in, they are the ones that start rumors and pull off stunts so that they have the audience’s attention…regardless of whether they are positive things or negative things. The company needs to have people talking about something so that their name is known and that they have some form of popularity. Many say that to work in the entertainment industry, is something that many innocent people have a difficult time doing. Whoever is innocent in that industry, I applaud them for their efforts, will-power, and strength of character.
(Credit: As mentioned in the pic.)
I can guarantee you that Kris definitely trolls around blogs and other various places on the Internet where people are discussing EXO. I’m watching you Dui Zhang (as I always say =P). He even stated in the EXO-M Yahoo! Interview, which was released yesterday (I need to add comments on this interview =P), that he surfs/browses the Internet during his free time. Furthermore, I know that Kris uses his ability to read and speak in English, Korean, Mandarin, and Cantonese to his full advantage. Reminds me of a sly fox…but we, fans, also have a very sharp mind =P That is why I want to throw a rubber ducky at him when I meet him in person.
According to a fan account on Kris‘ surprise birthday event on November 6th, Lay mentioned that when Kris reads his fan letters (may we add blog posts to this as well?), the things that are written in them stay in his mind. For more details, read the following excerpt of the fan account:
When asked about the most treasured item, Kris said it was the fans’ letters and as compared to presents, he appreciates letters more. This time during his birthday fans compiled letters into a book so he really likes it. Lay added that when letters are read, they stay in his mind while when he sees presents, he gets reminded of the person who gave it to him. — (Credit: 小智MAX)
On November 5th, in the post, Kris and the Alpaca, Vintage Kris, and Discussion about K-Pop Music in General, I stated in the comments section:
I guess people give expensive gifts to someone famous because they want to be remembered by him/her…I think letters of appreciation are the best. They seem more meaningful and motivating.
My intuition was right! xD
All I can say is that I would make a pretty darn good PR adviser for a celebrity! =P On the other hand, Dui Zhang is doing a pretty good job at “marketing” research xD I’m sure that Kris was also waiting to see what I would write about his beautiful moments with fans. I’m watching you *throws rubber ducky*.
I also remember Kris saying that he wants to understand the feelings of his fans by browsing or doing research on the Internet. This was during the time he replied to messages on the EXO-M fan board in May, 2012 (see EXO’s Kris The Magic Dragon). Ahhh, so warm and caring, but very sly too =P Kris, I hope you don’t get pressurized or pushed by people’s comments a lot. Take it easy… Everyone has opinions and different feelings and you don’t always have to agree with them =) Though, I do have to mention that I don’t like some of the practices in the entertainment industry. Remember, you are not a product that needs to be customized according to people’s preferences and to satisfy their expectations. You are a human being with a free mind. The freedom to be yourself and think for yourself…that’s jjang!
On a random note, I guess Dui Zhang knows that he looks cute and is now emphasizing that in his photos. Smart move.
Last but not least, months ago I mentioned that I have an Angry Bird stuff toy in my room that I bought around a year and a half ago. Well, here it is =P
Hope this post makes up for all the days that I’ve been absent! ^^
P.S. I know this may sound of context but it is crucial for me to mention this. I don’t know how many of you are aware of the situation in Gaza, Palestine, but there are innocent people that are currently dying and suffering over there due to injustice. Please pray for them. It’s the least that we can do while sitting in our homes. May Allah protect them and save them. Ameen.
Take care, everyone!