Hello This is Jiyong from BIGBANG.!!^^
Bit late but happy new years & I hope everyone’s healthy.
First, Bigbang’s 2012 world tour has been successful with only few final concerts left in Korea. Of course, we are most thankful for our fans and our staffs. Clap clap clap!! Thank you for your effort~!! Hope to do well in Korean Concert too ^^
Now~ What fun episodes can I reveal? I was thinking, to me,World Tour was more like traveling rather than schedule. So when I look back, each and everything is left in my head as a fun memory. I will tell you some special stories among them~ It’s short but impressive so be ready! ^^
First thing that comes into mind was when I was with DARA noona in the Philippines. Dara from 2NE1 came to see our concert. (Nuna~ Thank you!!^^)
Since DARA was experienced with the Phillipines, our members and I stubbornly persisted her to take us to nice places. Finally, DARA nuna said she knew a good restaurant so she suggested that we go eat. So for the first time ever, All five members decided to eat! out! Even managers, staffs and securities!! Since it was our first eating-out in Phillipines, we were all excited and we got all dressed up and left with nuna ^^
At first we were excited so we talked about this and that, enjoying the view, in a picnic mood. Dara nuna said we would have to go to the suburbs but we were going too far~ Then people started falling asleep And it started getting dark. (I heard this later but Dara was anxious. Didn’t know because we were in a diff. car ㅠㅠ)
After 2 hr drive, we arrived at an outdoor restaurant where u can enjoy your meal with great view and beautiful sunset. B.U.T. we left late so when we arrived it was already dark… We just had to eat in the dark. PPA RA BAM~! (DARA ver.) But since it’s a famous restaurant, we just ate the food Dara recommended and it was a meaningful time and we talked. (This is where I took the picture with the Long~ Beer bottle~ You guys all know right??)
Philippines long beer bottle
One more shocking fact we found out when we were almost done eating! There was a same restaurant 5 mins away from our hotel.. But I won’t regret the fun talk with good food with good people. IF ONLY.. we didn’t have to drive two hours…^^; Dara nuna!! Thank you for making good memories! Ssang you~!!!^^
There weren’t any special episodes but I remember my traveling for few days in London after the show.
Roaming around London, I saw and learned a lot of things and met lots of fans who recognized me… It wasn’t an official schedule so I wasn’t prepared for the trip & I faced many problems but it was all left as a good memory.
We always drive in a hurry so we didn’t have experiences like this so it was nice to sightsee, eat and talk with the staffs. I couldn’t stay for long but if I get a chance I am planning to go back there (London) ^^
Us, BIGBANG, enjoy eating good food. We always eat each country’s special food. We ate Crabs for every meal in Singapore that I almost got sick of it. hahaha^^; (But I would eat it again!!)
But a place we cannot forget is a Korean Restaurant~! We ate more Korean food outside Korea. We ate at least two Korean meals. Some Korean restaurants in other countries tasted better than Korean restaurants so I was often amused. ^^
Before the show, we always fill our stomachs with Side dish, Kimchi, Korean food from chef all the way from Korea.
Thank you again for all the staffs who take care of every little things to help us focus on our show. ^^
In London with staff
Ah!! And this is about the concert stage.Once the show starts the stage becomes a mess that’s almost like a battlefield~ We have to get dressed, fix our hair and makeup in a few seconds and appear on the stage like nothing happened. Lots of staffs work to make this happen. From all this chaos, I always do one thing. That is…MONITOR SEUNGRI’S SOLO STAGE!!
It’s cute when Youngbae and Daesung run out of the dressing room, even though they’re not ready, to watch Seungri …^^
Seungri is still a little bro to us & everything he does is so cute so now it became like a program to monitor his solo stage. He appears to look cool but is it just us that it looks a little cute~?^^ (Seungri fans~ don’t misunderstand~! Seungri is always a cool member to us!!^^)
Seungri’s stage that the members always watch
When we are done performing we gather and discuss about that day’s performance. Fun stories that only we know, even though it’s only guy members when we gather we talk endlessly ^^;
We always said we will travel together but we never actually did. But through this tour, we were able to travel together. So this tour was a special time for me. Since we can’t really go outside the hotel, we hung out in our rooms or in the pool. We were busy with solo and overseas schedules but from this tour, I got closer to my members than my family~^^
Jarkarta, with Taeyang
Going to good places with good people with good food and talking about good stories… Best thing I learned from this tour. And through the tour, I can say that I am the happiest right now! ^^ End of Jiyong’s story~!!!
Everyone Good~~~Bye~~~~!! See you at the Seoul Concert~!^^
Translated by: @BIGBANGGisVIP