I do believe when people said if you want something so badly, your body, mind and soul believe in it so strongly one day you will get it! That’s how I feel when it comes to David…It happened 2 years ago and it happened again this time! I never thought I would be this lucky again but fate or luck seemed to be on my side again.
After meeting David at the airport, I left and went to get some work done while the rest of the fans went straight to Hilton. Shu Yee had the pass to enter the press conference and she told us to tag along just in case if Sony was kind enough to allow all the fans in. By the time I was done with my work and arrived Hilton it was around 5.30pm. I called Shu Yee and Trace but both didn’t pick up the call so I assumed they must be in the press conference at that time. I went to the concierge and asked for David Archuleta’s press conference the customer service executive told me it was on 7th Floor. So I went up to 7th floor and it was really quiet as I walked in. There were only 3 girls standing outside the conference room, there were 3 rooms there and no one was in there. I was thinking to myself maybe David will be interviewed in one of the rooms. I tried calling Shu Yee again but she didn’t pick up. I didn’t know where to go so I decided to take a seat on the couch at the guest area outside the conference room. I sat very close to the entrance near the lift and was trying to decide if I should stay or go.
One minute later I heard there were people walking in and as I turned my head up, Jeff walked in and David was just right behind him and even though I was shocked I’m glad that I still managed to do the right thing!
I looked at David and said “Hi David” and David looked at me and smiled, “Heyyy how’s it going?”
That smile just melt my heart. I don’t remember if I replied him but I think I did. He walked in to the conference room and I thought to myself this can’t be happening! I just met David again!! So I decided to stay and figured out what I should do next. Since there was no one asking me to leave so I decided to stay and try my luck, who knows what’s going to happen this time. I spoke to a few people, trying to make myself comfortable and not acting as an outsider as everyone thought I was from one of the media. Later JJ and Ean walked in and JJ sat next to me so I thought I should say hi and introduced myself. He was very friendly and we started talking and Ean came to shake my hand and introduced his girlfriend, Melissa to me.
All of us started talking and JJ asked “so which media are you from?”
Then I smiled and replied “I’m not from the media, I’m just one of the fans trying my luck to see if I can meet David or have a photo with him later. Oh by the way, I just replied your tweet” (he tweeted if the fans have any questions for David).
He said “Oh wow you must be a big fan!”
So I told him all my encounters with David when he was here 2 years ago. They were kind of shocked listening to my stories and in their mind I’m sure they must be thinking “what a stalker she is”. Ean’s girlfriend, Melissa started talking to me and told me how she was dragged here by Ean and she is not really a fan of David.
I said “You get to go in and meet him and you don’t want to? I’m DYING to see him haha”.
She said maybe you should take my spot then she turned to Ean and said “Baby why don’t you let her in since she is a big fan, she can take my spot?”.
Ean replied “No crazy of course I can’t do that! You are coming in with me”.
She felt really bad for me. It was really nice of her to offer and besides we didn’t really know each other but I guess she felt how badly I wanted to meet David. Anyway, we continued talking about other stuff and JJ interrupted and asked “What’s the name of David’s album?”
I replied “TOSOD”. Then he asked “How many songs are there in his album?”
So I said “Twelve…these are really easy questions…I can tell you more like his favorite color and what he likes to do…he loves Thai food…” JJ looked at me and was speechless for awhile and asked “Thai food??”
Then I said “yes he loves Thai food and his favorite is Pad Thai” (JJ did mentioned Thai food to David during the interview which kind of impressed David but obviously David didn’t know I told JJ that haha).
So I told JJ, “Now that I have answered allll your questions do I get to go in?”. JJ laughed and said “No I’m just trying to test if you are a fan” haha…Later Adrian walked over and talked to JJ so I said hi to Adrian and thank him and Sony for bringing David to Malaysia.
He looked at me and said “Hey you look familiar”, then I told him “I met you 2 years ago when you were with David at the airport and I met you and David again the next day outside the washroom in Sunway Pyramid, remember?”
He replied “Ohhhh yeah! Wow you are a crazy fan!”. He looked at me and must be thinking what is she doing here. So I told him “Do you think I can get a picture with David when he’s out later?”.
He was nice enough to tell me “Well you can try”. That gave me a bit of hope, at least he didn’t say no. JJ and Ean were told it was their turn for the interview so as they were walking to the room Ean asked Melissa to get in with him and Melissa and I were talking at that time, she told him she would rather stay outside with me.
I was like “What?? Are you serious?”. She said “it’s ok, I’m not a big fan anyway”.
Ean didn’t know what to say so he walked in to the room and a minute later, he walked out again and said “Baby you have to come in with me!” then Melissa looked at me and I looked at Ean with a sad face, he said “Ok since you are here you just come along!”.
I thought I just strike a million ringgit lottery at that time!!! I couldn’t believe what I heard but I reacted, stood up and walked with Melissa towards the room. I kept thanking Melissa and before I knew it, I was in the room and David was right in front of me!!! He was smiling to someone, I don’t remember who but I remember he turned around and looked at me in my eyes, smiled and said hi! I was speechless and I stood there for a moment thinking it was a dream! Adrian saw me and said “Have a seat”. It was so sweet of him and obviously he knew I didn’t have a pass to be there but he didn’t even ask why was I there. So I sat and stared at David for awhile…his eyes and his smile…I just couldn’t get my eyes of him…JJ and Ean started talking to him and I took my Blackberry out from my bag and started recording. There were only 4 of us watching them, a girl from Sony, Adrian, Melissa and me. It was a live interview with David, I would never imagine I had this privilege to watch David right in front of me (2 metres away) and that was THE BEST MOMENT I ever had! I love JJ and Ean! They are witty and they made David laughed so much! I managed to record 7 minutes of the video and I was thinking to myself I can’t wait to share this with all the fans in AAM!! Weeeeee!!! The interview ended and I asked Melissa to get a picture of me and David. I walked over to him calmly, trying not look like a stalker!
I reached out my hand and while shaking his hand, I said “Hi David! Do you remember me? The girl who waited for…” David replied immediately “Yes I remember!” and he smiled.
I replied “But this time not inside the arrival hall though haha. I was outside with the rest of the fans earlier”. I asked “Can I have a photo with you?” He replied “Of course!”
As Melissa was taking our picture, David whispered to me “Actually I was not allowed to talk to you guys at the airport”. It was funny how he was smiling looking at the camera while talking to me at the same time haha. I think he was more interested in talking than taking picture. So after Melissa snapped our picture I was contented and I continued “Yeah it was very sweet of you to come over to the fans, they were all really happy!”
He replied “I heard a lot of them were in school today and they couldn’t make it” and I replied “Yeah a lot of them wanted to come to the airport but they had to be in school or work”.
He said “yeah I know but it was nice of some of you who came”.
Then Ean came over and introduced Melissa to David “David meet my girlfriend, Melissa. Because of you I got to know her at your showcase 2 years ago so I should thank you man!” David looked a bit surprised and replied “Oh really?”.
I was standing next to David and I felt like we were more like friends at that time, I was not as nervous as before and I told him “Yeah because of you they are dating now”.
He was happily shocked and said “Wow that’s awesome!” Then they had a photo together and Ean said bye to him as the next group of interviewer were already waiting for their turn. So I shook David’s hand again and said “It’s great seeing you again David and I’ll see you at Fahrenheit later! I’ll be there”.
He smiled and replied “Aww thanks for coming! See ya”. As I walked out I saw Jeff and we talked for a bit. I told him “Jeff, you have an amazing son!”
He said “Oh thanks! He’s a keeper isn’t he?”. Good one Jeff!
To be continued…