It’s been four months since I first saw Mario Maurer in person. (Wow! 4 freaking months already!) But I still feel like it was just yesterday. I may sound a bit paranoid but yes, I keep track of these stuffs because it’s something that is very special to me.
Since my fangirl life started, I’ve always wished to meet my biases every time they visit the Philippines. And yeah, I always failed. REASONS? I was too young. School. Lack of money. I barely spoke with my grandparents for a week when they didn’t let me go to the F4 concert when I was still in Grade 4 and I was so devastated when Wu Chun and calvin Chen visited the Philippines when I was in junior high. The former was okay with me because yeah, who would allow a kid to join those concerts? But the latter was just so frustrating. I was part of FRH’s fanbase here in the Philippines and I was really updated( esp the stalking parts, i.e, schedule, hotels, cars, etc) but it wasn’t just meant for me. We had school and I didn’t have enough money back then. (It was actually the main reason why I stopped being a fangirl and came back to being just a fan.)
BUT! Last year was different. As you all know, I started ‘loving’ Mario since February and from then, my fangirl was back. Although I was hoping to meet him, I didn’t hope too much because I might get really heartbroken again. BUT! The awesome PublicityAsia came into my life. If I was Cinderella, she’d be my fairyqueenmother. I started following her on twitter since Ed Westwick in Manila days, became a fan, and eventually became a minion. I once saw her replied to a follower whose twitterID has ‘maurer’ on it and she somewhat said that she knows the guy in the follower’s twitterID but it didn’t mean anything to me. Not until she tweeted that she’s having an Asian Superstar to endorse Penshoppe but the Asian Superstar isn’t from Korea. So then and there, spot on, I knew it was Mario Maurer. Yes~ I knew it before it went all out to the public. The rest was history~ So if Ed Westwick flew to Manila to shoot, maybe Mario will fly in too right? But Penshoppe wasn’t selfish, they listened to the fans and gave them the PENSHOPPE Fan Conference 2011. It was still August when I completed my stamp card by the way. (Yes. The top 100 was just too good to be ignored!hahahaha~) And the good thing was that it was on a sembreak, yeah baby, sembreak. Fortunately, my parents promised me since May that I can go to MNL for my semestral break so convincing them wasn’t that hard for me. My mom wanted to go with me to the Fancon but I already warned her that about 3,000 screaming teenagers and a long queue will be waiting for us so she just passes.HAHAHA!
So here’s what I really wanted to blog about. (Too much for the introduction eh?) Here’s my PENSHOPPE FanCon experience in photos.
The top100 stood the whole time but who cares? We’re on the mosh pit! Front of the house. VIPs.
SPOTTED. Bloggers David and Lissa. lol. That’s actually Lissa’s head and David’s head is blurred. (I actually had a funny conversation with him on twitter when I twipicced him this photo. Haha. Yes. David is the best.)
BLUSH group’s performance.
VJ Utt’s in the house!
The amazing Sir Alex Mendoza.
I was secretly hoping that he’d be there. Haha. Chuck Bass <3
VJ Utt + IC + Jake = EPIC BEKINESS.
BTS of Mario’s shoot for PENSHOPPE.
and the heart started to beat… then BAM! HE’S THERE! OMG! MARIO MAURER IS THERE RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY EYES!
Honestly, I really thought he prepared a dance number for us!hahahahahaha!
I’m usually the ‘screaming’ and ‘annoying’ one when it comes to concerts and events but that time… I was just in the corner, (I didn’t bother to make siksik myself to the crowd) I just stood there, staring at him and smiling. I couldn’t even utter a single word that time. It was just too good to be true.
PENSHOPPE Family <3
With Sir Alex Mendoza (I swear! He’s really really awesome!) and that’s Badgirl at the back (Mario’s manager) and Grit (Mario’s hairstylist) was just around the corner too.
I met with a fashion blogger, Ate Keigh of keighjalbuena.blogspot.com . She was really nice and kind in person and she made me feel like a ‘friend’ that time. She even volunteered to take this photo for me :) Thanks Ate Keigh!
Best part of the afternoon? I got to hold his hands in the most unexpected time. HAHAHAHA~ Man. He really understand his fans and tries his best to please of all of us. And that’s what makes 1000x more handsome to me.
I forgot to blog about this before that’s why I’m posting it now.Haha