Hehe, I am not a stranger to this cinema anymore as I had the pleasure of watching ‘Winter Sonata’ here this past summer while in Tokyo. I have such fond memory as that was the first time I met cloudnine, kiyomi, baba-san and other Japanese sisters. I remember when I was sitting in this big cinema together with hundreds of BYJ sisters, the theme song ‘From Beginning to Now’ started playing as the powder snow blew onto JunSang’s beautiful face, I was so overcome with emotions and tears was swelling up in my eyes.
You see other Korean dramas, 'Jumong' and 'Autumn in my Heart' are shown here too.
Hey, but this time I am like a pro, hehe sort of, with some handy instructions from my kind and sweet cloudnine onni. “Hadashi no Seishun, ichi mai O kudasai” (or simply Yonsama movie?), hahaha there, I bought my first movie ticket! In fact, my seat was pretty good considering it was almost a full house.
To be honest, I have only watched ‘Barefooted Youth’ once, never really like the story or settings. But hey, BYJ is BYJ, it really doesn’t matter even if it’s a frozen screen or no sound, and that’s exactly what happened. Ten minutes into episode 1, the sound was filled with static and was hardly audible, the audience started whispering and grumbling. To make the matters worse, the screen was suddenly frozen (see, I told u I am jinx)! Toho cinema was very lucky though, the screen froze right at a close up shot of Yonsama! Then a very courageous male staff came up, disregarding his risk of facing 500+ dissatisfied women, bowed 90 degrees, said something (funny?) and the whole audience broke out in laughter. OK, I guess then he is excused, so I just patiently stayed back in my comfy seat. Before long, Yeo-Suk is back with vengeance, gorgeous enough to drown us for the next 2 hours.
Good times didn’t just end there. After the movie, dear Kiyomi (leader of ‘April Snow & Now) has kindly organized a lunch get-together in the premier lounge for about 15 of us. Continuing with the waterfall design in the cinema, the premier lounge has an elegant modern décor with water running down 2 large glass panels backing onto natural lighting. The set menu is actually quite simple : choices of pasta + salad + drinks. I kind of like the self-serve hot/cold drinks that you can enjoy throughout the meal, perfect for a long chat with your friends.
Cloudnine was so nice to stay by my side and translated for me the whole time. Thank you cloudnine onni, I know this is your precious time too to socialize with your Japanese sisters, but you didn’t want me to feel left out, I appreciate it so much. I was very happy to see some ‘familiar & friendly’ faces again from our August Gosireh ‘omoni’ lunch. Some of the sisters cannot really converse with me but I can tell from their sincere faces that they welcome me with all their hearts.
Hehe ...... I guess this time I can really say “Same time next week, sisters?”
This New Year card is from Kiyomi, in front of Yonsama are thousands of 'good luck' paper cranes :
This is the MinHyung's scarf that cloudnine showed me from the Chinese loveyongjoon.com sisters during BYJ's Beijing tour. I take lousy pictures but the color of the scarf is very beautiful and brilliant :) Thanks for sharing, cloudnine.