A dream come true.
Those who know me or read my blog may know that Kang Dong Won is my allllll-time favourite actor. One thing on my bucket list is to see him in real life. I got v close to doing it in 2015, when a Korean friend managed to get premiere screening tickets for the movie군도 when I was in Korea. But it was cutting too close to my return flight so I had to give up the opportunity. And there’s always that lingering sense of regret.
So it was extra special this time that I got to see him in a small fanmeeting here in Singapore and managed to get front row seats too!!! Kudos to UWeekly and Zaobao for organising! And the host was great too (: A good host is v important!
Seeing KDW in real life is just so … cool 🙂 I’ve always read fan accounts of how his proportions are so out of the world/how he is sooo good looking etc, so it’s nice to finally see him in person. And yes he is v handsome 😂. But what struck me was probably how good his English was and on top of everything, suddenly he became a language inspiration to me too. 😂
Seeing him in real life actually triggered a lot of memories. I was acutely reminded of how hard I was working towards my dreams a couple of years ago. Of my younger and more motivated self. I was strongly reminded of how I was trying very hard to read his interviews in Korean last time, searching up new words and how I always felt so excited whenever he was featured in High Cut (with all the lengthy and in-depth interviews!). ☺️☺️☺️
I received a lot of positive energy yesterday and I am very glad I went for it. Hopefully I’ll get to see him in real life again someday, maybe in Korea this time.