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7-13 Jan 2008: BACKSTREET BOYS in HAWAII~~!!!
I wrote a journal during the trip but that's a lil' too lengthy. Will try to make it short here by using more pictures instead of words. I've combined quite a number of my photos coz there are too many pics that I wanna share here... Made some mistakes with the dates on the photos coz of the time difference. :)
Jan 7 ~ Mum (came all the way from PG) & bro sent me off at KLIA. First time travelling alone...kinda worried but excited!!
Osaka Kansai International Airport...Day & Night...15 hours transit...YEAH...KONICHIWA JAPAN!! :)
Jan 8 ~ Walking along the streets of Namba...weather was cold & breezy...loved it so much!! :)
Jan 8 ~ Lunch @ Osaka. Ordered using a vending machine.
Takoyaki!!! Itz fried octopus...how can u not try it in Osaka?? Yummy yummy!! O Yi Shi~!! LiYin...thanks for recommending this!!
On a big overhead bridge @ Osaka Station
Temple @ Osaka...so happen to pass by...saw those wishing woods...looked like those in the dramas!!
Subway @ Osaka Station...sooo many people...scary ler!!!
Jan 8 ~ Honolulu, HI. Finally!! We stayed at Sheraton Waikiki...along Waikiki Beach...world famous beach!!! Royal Hawaiian is another hotel beside our hotel...and that's where the Backstreet Boys were staying!!
View from our hotel room!!!!
So many elevators...I think 12 altogether...Don't even need to sit on the sofa to wait...Haha!! :)
Chillin' by the poolside....'Studying'!!! Haha...imagine 'studying for exam in Hawaii...crazy meh!! Of course didn't manage to focus lar! Forget about exam...bringing books juz reduces my guilt!!
Walkin' around Kalakaua Ave. Designer brands like LV, Chanel, Gucci, Tiffanny & Co...etc along the street.
Jan 9 ~ Ala Wai Canal ; Boarded the Scarlet Whale Watching Cruise @ Fisherman's Wharf
Picturesque scenery of the city from the cruise...Haha...I was more attracted by the scenery than the whales!!
That ship is 'Falls of Clyde'... Just simply snapping anything interesting along the way.
Aloha Tower & Marketplace ; Ward Warehouse & Ward Center
Spent only only one morning on the Waikiki Beach...it was so crowded!! Whole stretch of hotels along the beach...and tat mountain there is called the Diamond Head. I lost my cap here...Sad!! :(
Jan 10 ~ 28 Backstreet fans from different countries... Holland, Switzerland, Brazil, Taiwan, Japan, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines & Indonesia.
Oh Gosh...I really can't believe that I'm actually here...right in front of the stage...looking at Backstreet Boys doing the rehearsal!!!!!! Exclusively for us only!! Soooo HIGH....soooo EXCITED....sooo...HAPPY....sooo UNBELIEVABLE!!!
Haha...guess who is this cute boy?? Answer: Brian's son...Baylee. Haha...he was so cute!! Some of them asked for his autograph...looks like he's the future superstar!! He was dancing the whole night beside the stage when his dad was performing...like father like son!!! :)
The Meet & Greet session. Hehe...standing beside Brian & Howie!!! Everyone received an autographed photo of the Boys...Awesome!!!
Sumptuous dinner hosted by SonyBMG @ Rum Fire Restaurant...very special & beautiful!! Yummy!!
SonyBMG's staff...Eric on the left...our 'babysitter'. Thank you so much for arranging everything for us...u guys are AWESOME!! Thank you SONY BMG for this trip!!!
Venue for the dinner where BSB will be performing @ The Hawaii Convention Center
This is the moment that we've all been longing for!!! Going through backstage and standing beside the stage to watch them perform...sooo close...OMG!!! Ended up screaming and snapping pics like mad for 45 minutes!!! Even the guests present for the dinner were going crazy...haha!!! Really really HIGH!! They sang quite a number of new songs from UNBREAKABLE and also those old songs that we are all familiar with...GOOD SHOW!!!
Clubbing @ Fashion 45.
4 of us went over to Fashion 45 after the concert and saw Nick Carter & Howie there...playing the 'Beer Pong' game...I stood right beside them to watch them play...feels so surreal!!! Can't believe I was in Hawaii clubbing with the BSB!!! Wahlao eh!!! Only managed to take photo with Howie...Nick's bodyguard didn't allow...too bad!! But anyway, it was such a great experience!! Once in a lifetime!!!
Jan 11 ~ Spent the day walking & shopping along Kalakaua Avenue. Bought quite a lot of things!
Jan 12 ~ Oh No!!! It's coming to the end of our trip...sooo SAD...feel like crying larr!! Hawaii is such a nice & beautiful place...people here are nice and I felt so welcomed here!! Seeing BSB in Hawaii was totally FANTASTIC!! Will definitely miss every single little experience that I've had in Hawaii!! Mahalo!!
Too bored on the plane...snapping pics again... Time to go back to 'reality' again!! Bye bye Paradise!!!
Things that I bought in Osaka & Hawaii!! Can't believe I spent more than RM1000 for this trip...but my net expenses is actually RM80 only...SonyBMG paid for almost everything!!
One important thing that I haven't mentioned is the person whom I've been travelling with, Kajai...the winner from Red fm. She's been a guiding me from Japan to Hawaii and I've had a good time travelling and chatting with her. We didn't know each other before the trip but we became friends throughout this trip. I really appreciate the companionship!!