Reached at 5PM, and I was really hungry hahah. Saw the organizers from thOh/TAB, so was quite confirmed it was at the gate where I was waiting hahah. Then Shuying and Joelle came, and we did a veryyy last minute paper fanboard for them! My handwriting was so horrible that we were all too shy to hold it up LOL! Waited for quite awhile after drawing the fanboard, and we spotted the 2 girls with their manager! Waited till they walked nearer towards the glass before putting it up. Sonia saw it first, smiled, waved, then told Janice to look at it. Heheh, so we got waves from both of them before they took their luggage!
When they came out, there was around 20 people waiting for them. They were really friendly and nice! Sonia is really cute, just as expected! Her high pony tail is so cute, it bounces when she walks! Janice was mature, just as I had expected. She looked abit tired too. Both of them arent very tall, around 165-167cm? So everyone had like gifts for them, and I too managed to pass the 2 bottles of Vitamin Water I bought for them, with a small note in the plastic bag! :)
Everyone got to take individual photos with them, and they happily signed autographs for everyone! We didnt ask for autographs since we were going to meet them on Sat again hahah. When I took my photo, I mustered courage to put my arms around both of them hehe but it cant be seen in the photo :P Shook hands with Janice too hehe! We chatted abit with them as well, and since there were quite a few of the fans who came after school, Janice asked "So you guys came here after school?" "How did you guys come to the airport?" "Are all of you students?" Hahah! In between, Sonia kept calling out for their manager Andy! Oh gosh, her voice was so sweet! I can still remember it! "Andy~"
After everyone got their photos&signature, Andy took a video of the twins talking about arriving in Singapore, then us fans got to cameo in the video! All we did was cheer for them hahah, so I guess we're gonna appear in the next Jayesslee/Jayessleetv video, woohoo! :D We took a group photo too! :D It was a really amazing and wonderful airport experience, because it wasnt crowded at all, there was so much fanservice, they were so nice, and we were all in such close contact! :)Show (8/7):
Shuying&I got lost for awhile, before we finally found the place... We were the around the 50+ people in the queue! Joelle&her sis then joined us... When we were getting tagged, we realised we were actually in the GUEST LIST! :O Sounds so cool right!!! And we kinda queued for nothing :/
Entered, and we were at the 2nd row! :) Superrr near, if I reached out and stretched, I could touch their feet! The distance between me and Sonia was only 1metre! The opening act, Siti Zahidah was good! Her partner guitarist was really cool too! :O
JAYESSLEE WAS THE BOMBBB! They're sooo amazing, they're nice both inside and out. It was such an amazing experience, I can't even put it in words. So they entered, and they sang their first song standing up! They sang so many songs I kind of lost track! They also had small chitchats in between each song!Song setlist:
Lonely (Korean Song)
Just The Way You Are
What Faith Can Do
주님 내가 여기있사오니/Lord I'm Here
Failure In Disguide
Officially Missing You
Pricetag was a good starting song, because Janice beatboxed and Sonia rapped!!! I was so amazed! I was literally gaping and "OH MY GOD JANICE IS BEATBOXING!!!!" was in my head! I was really shocked, because I didnt know that she could do it! I'm so proud of her! :) So for the first song, I was pretty much staring at Janice throughout, I was really awestruck! Oh, and for this first song, they were standing up! After this, they sat down on the high stools.
Breakeven and Coming Home were the first few songs, and I got pretty emotional I almost cried... These 2 are one of my favourites of their covers! I expected myself to cry, but luckily the tears were just welling in my eyelids! It just felt so surreal that I was listening to them live, they sing so well it's unbelievable!
They talked about how people asked them questions about how it is to be twins! They talked about how they have to share their clothes, and how sometimes they have telepathy!
Janice: The good thing about being twins is, we get to share clothes. *beams*
Sonia: The bad thing about being twins is, we HAVE to share clothes... *pouts*
So Sonia asked how were their outfits because they coordinated them, and I shouted "awesome!" Since I was pretty near the stage, she smiled at me hehe! They also asked what food should they eat in Singapore, so Sy&I shouted "laksa!" Sonia said "Ka....tong?" Hahah they know! :D
Then, they also talked about their mother, who lost a 7 year battle with cancer. It was about how Janice&Sonia started to strengthen their faith in God thru their mother. They sang the Korean hymn, and I felt very touched even though I'm a free thinker :)
They were also looking out for twins in the crowd, and there was a pair! So they got invited on stage (how lucky!), and got to take a photo with them! Janice passed her iPhone to this guy in front of me, and wanted him to help them take the photo! Since I made friends with the guy, and Janice&Sonia and the twin bros were preparing their photo arrangement, I told the guy to quickly take a selca of ourselves! So around 4-5 of us squeezed and we took a photo with Janice's personal iPhone! TOTAL WIN! :D Then he helped them take the photo, and I think Janice doesnt know about it! Can't imagine how shocked she will be when she sees it, hahah! This is by far one of the craziest things I've ever done!
Then they also talked about doing shows with other youtubes, and mentioned Ryan Higa hahah.
Janice: Any Niga Higa fans in the house?
Janice: Hey! You came for Jayesslee!
Janice&Sonia also sang a short part of 2NE1's Lonely, which they said they're going to cover soon on Youtube! Yay, I can't wait, cuz Lonely is such a beautiful song, and Janice&Sonia's vocals will definitely accentuate the lovely song! They said they havent memorised the lyrics yet, so they got their manager Andy to bring out a Macbook, probably with the lyrics/chords on the screen. At first when they were hinting about the song, they said stuff like "who's feeling lonely?" "anyone into Kpop here?" so I quickly shouted "2NE1's Lonely!" Sonia heard me (again) and smiled at me again, awww!
Janice was saying that they were singing a song that was suitable to be a lullaby, and it turned out to be Fireflies! It was really good too! During Just The Way You Are, Janice used 2 shakers! The first was shaped like an apple, and honestly I was wondering "What is she gonna do with the apple? Give it to a fan?" But ends up it was a shaker shaped like an apple! It's featured the Breakeven cover video at the ending, haha! Then they sang Failure In Disguise, which is an original song by them! It's quite a slow ballad, and it was really beautiful... It's not up on their Youtube yet, but I hope it will be on it soon! It's just perfect.
Janice also taught us the Nobody dance, and wanted us to dance along while they sang! After that, I could see Sonia cueing Janice on what song to sing next, and saw Sonia mouth the words "baby". As expected, Janice asked who was a fan of Justin Bieber, and said that they had watched his move "Never Say Never" 4 times already! Sonia was kind of fangirling, putting her hands to her face and squealing!
Oh, in the beginning, everyone were given pieces of paper! So, JS told us to write what we want to say to them onto the paper, fold it into a paper airplane, and throw it towards the stage! :) Janice: "When you throw your paper plane, aim at Sonia." It's so cute and lovely how they engage fans in activites like these. They said they loved fanmail, and they really do read every single message, so they had this activity planned for us and they're gna bring all the planes back home with them!
It ended with Officially Missing You, and the entire show felt so fast... I shouted "가지마!" when they went off the stage, hope they heard me! :( It was around 2 hours, but definitely felt shorter than that! Throughout the show, Janice kept checking her iPhone for the time haha! I think it was because they weren't wearing any watches.
While watching them sing, I was really staring hard at them. They're so beautiful. Their noses are high yet small, they have nice cheekbones, and they have dimples! Due to my angle, I was somewhat staring at their mouths, and this may seem absurd, but I kept thinking to myself "oh gosh... the melodious voices are coming out from their mouths!" I realised that they open their mouths quite wide when they sing (which is good!) While singing, Sonia always closes her eyes, while Janice has them half-open. :) Sonia's voice is much stronger and higher, while Janice's voice is abit lower and softer, so most of the time, the voice you hear would probably be Sonia's.
Oh, and I had lotsssss of eye contact with Sonia (maybe due to the fact that she's closer to me?), but maybe only 1 with Janice? Quite saddening with the fact that I like Janice a teeny weeny bit more, hahah! But I found a photo where she looked into my camera, so maybe I just didnt notice! Sonia was sweet enough to pose for a photo for my camera, but I didnt manage to catch it in time ;_; When Janice was singing, Sonia would look at her; and while Sonia was singing, Janice would look at her! It's so comforting to see them looking out for each other! Sometimes, they would look at each other as well, and those are some of my favourite parts! Luckily I got a photo of it! :DMeet&Greet (9/7):
Jumped out of bed literally! :) What a good way to start the day! I want every morning to be like this, when I'm actually happy to wake up early (9AM)! Printed photos, bought bread for the girls! Met Sy at Orchard, and bought a scarf from F21, and 2 notebooks from Taka! I hope they'll like it! :) Stoned for 3 hours before it was time! Guess we met too early :P Also, the meet&greet was pushed from 4 to 530, then to 615! We went to the 2nd level of TAB, waited awhile.
The girls came out!! They were dressed in skirts and heels, unlike yesterday's chic casual style. Today's style was probably ANGELS! When they walked in, Sonia was high-fiving the people at the corridor! I wanted one too, but I only waved and they didnt even see it :(
Everyone went in pairs. The girl from the first pair kind of pounced on them and asked them to sign her guitar! J&S were like "Are you sure? :O", I think they're really shocked and didnt see that coming! I had planned to do it actually too, wanting them to sign on my guitar, but my dad didnt allow :'( It would probably have been a very good motivation for me to improve on my guitar skills! J&S were really nice and sweet to each and every pair! They even sang Officially Missing You for one of the pairs, lucky ducks! Yiwei got them to record a video on her own camera!
When it was our turn, my heart was thumping and I felt as though I was about to cry! Tears were almost welling up in my eyes! We approached them, and they greeted us with smiley and happy faces! The nervousness within me dispersed at once! I was standing closer to Sonia, so I kept looking at her and talked to her more than I did with Janice. SY and I took out our gifts and explained to them what the gifts were for! Sy told them about the card and that we printed nice photos from yesterday night's show for them. I told them that there's food inside and that they should probably eat it tonight, and Sonia went "awwww!" Then I told them that there's 2 notebooks and a scarf inside, since yesterday night they shared that the good/bad thing of having a twin is having to share clothes! So I joked that we only bought 1 scarf so they could share it, haha! I stuttered during this part though, I was getting nervous! But Sonia looked into my eyes and said to me" That's so thoughtful!" Kyaaa, I almost melted! Then, we took photos with them, on both digital cameras and polaroids! We also got them to sign several photos that we had printed out before hand, as well as the polaroid! While signing the photos that we took from yesterday's show, they commented that they liked the photos that we took! Janice even said it twice! "Oh, this is a really good shot!" I still remember she said it while Sonia was signing her solo photo :) They also liked Janice's solo shot! While signing the airport photo, I quickly added in that we went to the airport to welcome them, and Sonia said "Wow, you guys are awesome!" :) I felt so happy! Halfway, since the crowd had already entered the 1st floor, the MC announced that there was going to be an autograph session, and the crowd cheered loudly! I told Sonia "wow the crowd is the loud tonight!" And she smiled and laughed! We were rushed, so we ended with a hug! I felt that my hug with Sonia was longer, LOL! I told her that I had been waiting for years for them to come, and she said "aww, thank you!" Then I went over and hugged Janice, and finally got a good look at her. I exclaimed "oh my god, you're so pretty!", and she said "thank you!" Hahaha! I probably said that about 4-5 times throughout the entire session!
So we had to leave since we didnt have tickets for the night's show... Lingered for awhile at the 2nd floor, and then Yw told me that the door beside us was their waiting room! I stood and tried to read the sign, and Andy walked out, giving me a shock, haha! Then he left the door ajar, so Sy and I peeked in! Janice saw me, smiled and waved! :P I didnt expect that, hahah! Sy said she saw Sonia's shoes at a corner, LOL, guess they take off their heels too when they arent performing uh!
This entire Jayesslee event has made me feel so blessed. 3 consecutive days of seeing them, this is something I can live with everyday. It's when realities are better than dreams. Airport, the show, meet&greet. The 3 days have been very very memorable for me, something that I would never ever forget. Being so close and personal with the twins, I feel really lucky, honoured, grateful, and most of all, loved. I love how they really love their fans.
Their voices. It's so melodious, so beautiful. When they speak, it's as if they're singing! Yes, it is THAT melodious. I love their Aussie accent as well! It's not exceptionally Aussie, since it doesnt have that strong twang, haha, but their accent is lovely for sure! Their eyes are so mezmerising and charming; their teeth is so neat and straight; their noses are so small and high; their skin is so smooth and clear. They're really perfect. Talented, and beautiful. And best of all, there's 2 of them!
Janice and Sonia, are really just nice, lovely, cute, pretty, beautiful, sincere, cheery girls. They're so sincere, and always sound so happy when they meet their fans! I could really feel their sincerity during the meet&greet! Yes, they aren't exactly celebrities, but their popularity is not to be underestimated! However, they feel like girls-next-door, except alot nicer and prettier. I would rush home everyday if they were my neighbours!
I've always been watching their videos online, fan video recordings etc., and always wondered when would it be my turn to watch them. I promised myself that I would make it to their show if they would ever come to Singapore, which seemed impossible at first. It came true, and even now, it still feels as though it didnt happen. Waiting for more than a year, just for this 3 days to come. 3 days of being upclose and personal with Janice and Sonia. I'm a happy fangirl!