A Magical Birthday Event 2018.04.01

This year I have been able to attend Park Si Hoo’s Birthday Event for the first time and it was a magical experience!

Park Si Hoo Birthday Tour 2018Check-in for the Birthday Tour was on Saturday March 31, but I arrived at Seoul on March 28 for a two-weeks holiday. My lovely landlady took care of most of my luggage in my room, while I stayed at Imperial Palace Hotel for the Birthday Event.

It was great to meet with all the sisters I only knew from online interactions. Many of them came to greet me. I was really overwhelmed by so much attention. After all, I am just another Park Si Hoo fan who happens to live in The Netherlands!

I enjoyed very much to meet with all of you. It has made my first attendance of the Park Si Hoo Birthday Celebration even more precious. So one more time, thank you all for introducing yourself to me!

Wilma at Park Si Hoo Birthday Tour 2018

The Celebration was held on 7th floor and the rice wreaths were exhibited in the foyer. Early Sunday it was best to take photos, but as official photos were taken too I don’t have many. Later on it was just too crowded.

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Rice Wreath Taiwan Fans
The group of International fans from Singapore, Malaysia and
The Netherlands shared a table together. We had table 8 which was on second row from stage left from center. We had a good view on stage. As it wasn’t allowed to take pictures during the event, this screen photo from before the MC appeared on stage, is the only one I took and share!

Park Si Hoo Birthday Tour 2018

Although it was my first time, I was not as nervous as I expected I would be. Only when my roommate and I took the elevator down stairs, I felt my heartbeat in my throat for a short while. I managed to relax soon. I just didn’t want to miss anything because of being nervous! Yes, I felt excited and I think this must have been visible for everyone.

Park Si Hoo appeared out of nowhere in a box next to stage. Then he walked from table to table to present a towel flower to each of us. We could watch his way on screen too. When he finally reached our table, I felt a little trembling inside, but I don’t know if it showed. I managed to say “Gamsahamnida” when he handed me the flower. I could only smile. For a moment I was caught in the Park Si Hoo aura. He was so gorgeous and his eyes so beautiful! Yes, I caught his eyes!

Park Si Hoo Birthday Tour 2018

The celebration passed by so quickly. I don’t remember all the details clearly. We sang the birthday song for Park Si Hoo which the MC had rehearsed with us. I could sing along, because this was the only song I had repeated so many times at Korean school that it wasn’t difficult to recall! Of course, we ended with the heart signs to express our love for Park Si Hoo!

Park Si Hoo answered questions. He performed small plays with some sisters on stage. Right or wrong questions. If we had the same answer as
Park Si Hoo we passed to next question. I just gambled, but finally I lost and had to sit down. Park Si Hoo read some messages hanging in the tree. At first Park Si Hoo had to guess blindfolded what he was touching and then he had to do it together with two fans. It was fun to watch the play of hands. Oh, and not to forget, three sisters were so lucky to taste the seaweed soup Park Si Hoo had boiled on stage!

Then there was a small break in which behind the scenes of “My Golden Life” were shown. As I went to the restroom I missed most of this.

Then a big surprise! Park Si Hoo showed us he is also a real magician! He did even the locked in cage trick together with a female assistant. Wow, he must have practiced very hard to show us all his tricks. He smiled happily while doing his magical performance!

The magician disappeared from stage and the singer Park Si Hoo returned with “Season in the Sun”. I always love it when Park Si Hoo is singing. Such a warm and deep voice!

And then…..photo shoot time! It took a long time before our table could queue up for the photo with Park Si Hoo on stage. I felt excited, but not nervous. I was fully present in the moment. It passed by so quickly though that I can’t believe it really happened. I shook hands with Park Si Hoo, sat down for the photo, still holding hands, stand up, said thanks and goodbye and left stage. The photo of the two of us is my proof I have not been dreaming! However, this photo I will keep private. It is my very own precious keepsake!

And so the birthday celebration was finished. Park Si Hoo left and we had our dinner.

I am really happy that I took the plunge to attend this birthday celebration. It was a magical experience. Passed by so quickly. but I have been eyeing Park Si Hoo from very close, sat next to him and experienced the special atmosphere surrounding a fan meeting with him. Park Si Hoo is a very special man. So warm, so close with his fans. It is something you feel when you are present and can’t experience from watching a DVD or imagine from hear say. It is something I want to experience again! So if I am able to, I will attend again as soon as I can!

Photos taken by Wilma, thank you!

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A Magical Birthday Event 2018.04.01 — 12 Comments

  1. Dear Wilma, thanks for sharing your wonderful moments at Park SI Hoo’s BP. Reading your article I feel the magic of this event too.

    You’ve chosen the best moment to visit S. Korea again and attend Park Si Hoo’s birthday celebration, others can’t even imagine will happen once.

    I wish you to be able to visit this country again, I admire so much.

    Have a nice day.

    • Thank you dear Stefania! πŸ™‚ It took some time to write this down. So many other things still on hands. I even forgot that this website had its 4th anniversary on March 22! I only remembered yesterday, when I read Nance’s anniversary post! Shame on me. πŸ™

      Apart from Park Si Hoo I have so many reasons to return to S. Korea soonest possible! This year too I felt so much at home after landing. Something I must work on now is learning to handle the Korean language properly. Although I managed to find my way around with the little knowledge I have, I felt so lacking in many ways!

      I want to spend more time with my friend Hyeju too. It was our 2nd face to face meeting, but I felt so comfortable around her. She said too I should come next year again and visit her place in Daejeon. If I could only follow my heart, I wouldn’t have to think twice!

      My landlady accompanied me to the airbus stop when I had to leave and we did the Korean pinky promise Park Si Hoo did in “The Princess’ Man” and “Cheongdam-dong Alice”. Next time when I come, soonest possible, of course, I should stay with her place again! I liked very much staying with Rosemary. She has spoiled me so much and now I know where to go for nearest subway station to travel around!

      I arrived home last week Tuesday, but I still have problems adjusting to my own country again.

  2. Dear Wilma, thank you so much for sharing with us your exciting, wonderful & beautiful moments at PSH’s BP. I too can feel the magic! πŸ™‚

    Lovely to hear that you met so many ‘ching-gu’ (friends) when you were in Seoul to attend PSH’s Birthday Party Event and that you had an enjoyable holiday in S. Korea.

    S. Korea is one of the loveliest & healthiest place. Happy to hear you’ll be visiting this country again. πŸ™‚ Cheers!

    • Thanks dear Angeline. Good to know I have been able to make you feel some of the magic! πŸ˜€

      • Wilma dear, yes, I do feel the magic of PSH! Even though he celebrated his 40th birthday recently, he doesn’t look as if he has aged. He looks to be in his early 30’s. πŸ™‚

        • I agree with that Angeline. PSH really doesn’t look like a 40 years old. He has aged compared to when I first discovered him, but in a very mature way which suits him well! πŸ˜€

  3. Dear Wilma, firstly I want to congratulate you for the 4th anniversary of your blog dedicated to Park Si Hoo.
    Your work is great in giving many news about Park Si Hoo, for his international fans. And also in supporting him , all over the world.
    It seems that you enjoyed very much your trip in this country, as you like it very much, and also learning the language. Good for you and good progress in the future.
    Now you must take your time , as you say, to adjust to your own country. Take it easy, and take care of your health.
    Have a nice weekend.!

    • Thank you dear Stefania! It’s my pleasure to do my share in supporting Park Si Hoo. I really believe in him. If he had been one of the many type of person and actor, I don’t think he would have been able to even attract my attention. But he is so special in many ways! πŸ˜€

      Yes, S. Korea has won over my heart. Too bad I have to fly so many miles to come there. If I could teleport myself, I would do so more than once! πŸ˜‰

      Enjoy your weekend too Stefania! πŸ™‚

  4. Belated heartiest congratulations on the 4th Anniversary of your blog in support of this great, wonderful & special man – PSH! Thank you so much, my dear Wilma! Cheers! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Angeline!

      Thank you too for showing your support to our beloved man! πŸ™‚

  5. Wilma, again you forgot the anniversary for your blog ☺. And me too, sorry. But fot the best greetings never it’s to late. So, I wish for you to be healty and full of energy, and for your passionate blog, many years to come! Your emotional story about the trip in Korea and about the magical encounter with Park Si Hoo represent the appropriate celebration for the fourth anniversary of this blog.
    Congratulations to the website in Dutch as well, which I believe has already reached one year (March 19th?).

    • Thank you Dana! Did I forget last year too? Hmm, a bad habit. πŸ™

      No, the Dutch website is still not officially online. Although, it is found by Google because I didn’t uncheck that, it is still not finished to my liking. I believe I have changed theme for 3rd time and now the background and header are not to my liking anymore.

      I have completed the pages, although some of them need an update. There are 2 or 3 more things I have to complete and then I will publicly announce the existence of this website.

      Thanks for mentioning March 19. I will update this to the official launch date later! A good reminder. πŸ˜€