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[10.24.11] My Morning at the W HotelFeatures most of SNSD


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Posted 26 October 2011 - 11:33 AM

I woke up around 7:30 AM and instantly realized that I was too late for the GMA event. Believe me, you, too, would have woken up late if you had had the $60 burger I had the night before and slept in the comfortable beds that the W Hotel provides. Anyway, I figured that I would just hang around Times Square for a bit. I did my morning routine, packed my bags, and by that time, it was shortly after 9 AM. Since I’m a coffee addict, I decided I would head over to the Starbucks across the street from the hotel to get my morning fix.

When I reached the hotel lobby, I noticed that there were only a few fans waiting, which was a relief because I knew then that no one would be mobbed. I took the elevator down, and the minute I reached the ground level, I noticed the hordes of people waiting outside the hotel for their favourite stars to show up. The amount of people there was crazy, but it had been worse the day before.

I casually strolled into Starbucks, ordered a croissant and a tall dirty chai latte with soy milk, and took a window spot facing Broadway. I was almost finished with my croissant when I noticed the SM Town bus pull up a few meters away from the hotel. I quickly finished up the croissant, took my coffee to go, and headed back to the hotel. I was afraid I was going to be stopped in front of the hotel by SM’s security team because I was wearing quite a bit of pink and my backpack read “소녀시대,” but nothing happened. I went upstairs, sat in the lobby, and quietly sipped my coffee. Before I knew it, Onew came out, dragging his luggage behind him. Moments later, it was Jonghyun and Minho. They stood right in front of me for a good minute or two, and by right in front of me, I mean if I stood up and took one step forward, I would be intruding upon their private space. They moved only when they were being called. Minutes later, Taemin came down to the lobby, looking like a lost kid. Key showed up a little while later, but left just as quickly as he arrived.

By that time, I had already finished my coffee, and something told me to go upstairs. I took the elevator up to my room on the 46th floor and tossed out the empty coffee cup. As much as I wanted to stay in the room to rest a bit more, something told me to go back downstairs, so I exited the room and boarded the elevator once again. I was in such a hurry, thinking that I would miss something, that I was mildly upset that the elevator stopped on the 41st floor. The elevator doors opened to reveal a short person who looked an awful lot like Taeyeon. She was wearing a cute scarf and was looking at something on her phone. I studied her face for a second and realized that it was, indeed, Taeyeon who had just boarded the elevator. Instead of spazzing, I kept going through what I should say to her. Being the shy person that I am, I only managed out a meek “hi,” to which she replied just as softly with a “hi” and a shy smile. I couldn’t look at her because I was just so embarrassed, and when I managed to tell her “good show last night,” my voice cracked. She seemed surprised by that, and it took her a few seconds to process what I said, before she replied, “oh! Thank you!” At this point, she was also staring at the ground. It couldn’t have been more awkward, but I guess that’s what happens when you put two Pisceans together. I half-bowed to her after she said “thank you,” and just like that, the miracle elevator ride was over as the elevator reached the lobby floor. She headed towards the other set of elevators that go up to the lower floors and looked back at me when she saw that I didn’t follow her (I had stopped to tweet about the incident). For all I know, she was probably expecting me to stalk her or something.

I returned to the lobby, where I met a Cassie who was waiting for HoMin and Super Junior. She seemed like the type who would ambush her favourite idol, so I was glad to see that she remained calm and composed when Yunho and Changmin came down. Kaney (kaneyrocks/@jellojuseyo) appeared shortly afterward. After a while, Kaney needed to borrow my room key, and we switched keys. She forgot which floor I told her my room was on, so she came back to confirm. I decided to go with her since I had to get my bags, but when we got into the elevator, my room key wouldn’t work (thus, the elevator wouldn’t move). We were about to leave in defeat when we bumped into a few other SONE headed upstairs. I returned to my room on the 46th floor and told my aunt about how my room key wasn’t working. We switched keys and I picked up my bags. She asked me to wait for her, but I didn’t (once again, I had a feeling that I shouldn’t), and I headed back downstairs.

The elevator stopped on the 41st floor again, and I was aggravated once again. That aggravation quickly disappeared when the elevator doors open up, and Sunny stood before me. She and the manager looked at me, and I just stood there, mentally “wtf’ing” at my luck. I, of course, had to make a poker face, or they probably would have gone down in another elevator. The manager tells Sunny it’s okay to get on, so she boards the elevator, followed by Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, and Yoona. The manager and two other people who had been bringing the artists up and down the elevator also got on. The elevator started moving, and Hyoyeon seemed to be engaged in a story. The only thing I remember her saying is “시간에서 시간으로“ before I tuned her out because I was just so taken aback at how much more beautiful they are in person.

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Once again, the elevator stopped, and the doors opened to reveal Kaney and her friends waiting to get on. Because the elevator was already cramped, they had to skip it. Kaney tweeted about what she saw, but it seems she only noticed Sooyoung and Hyoyeon.

The elevator continued down to the lobby floor, and everyone got off in a hurry. I managed to pass a few of the girls as I headed to my seat in the lobby, but I forgot to take note of how much walking space I took up (my backpack was completely full and bulged out as if I had another person attached to me.) As I cut Sunny off, she walked right into my gigantic backpack. She made a noise like “oot,” and I apologized. She then continued her conversation with Hyoyeon and walked off towards the next set of elevators.

Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun had already left the hotel by that time, so the only person missing was Jessica. I swear she ninja’ed downstairs. If I hadn’t been standing about fifteen feet in front of the elevator, I would have never seen her.

Unfortunately, it was time to check out, so I knew my luck had run out then. I was and still am okay with it. I mean, if you think about it, if I had taken the time to do anything else or even wait for my aunt, I wouldn’t have been on the same elevator as the girls. It was definitely worth the $500 spent for one night at the W Hotel, and you know what? If given the chance, I would do it again.
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 11:51 AM

this just teach us all to not expect anything, you'll just be rewarded with the most amazing surprise :D

seems everyone had a great time and had their own share about their exp with the girls ^^ glad you gave them space (or the lackof) rofl.... lame pun.
thanks for the fanacc!
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 11:52 AM

WAW may gad how awesome!
I'm happy you got to see them in person. ^.^

Looks like the maknaes like to stick with the shorties lololol. xDD


I hope I'll see them too one day! :)
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 12:05 PM

Lucky!! I don't know what I would do if I was in such close proximity for an entire elevator ride. Thank you for sharing with us!

Poor Sunny, that noise she made when she ran into your backpack must have been so cute though.

Holy cow, $500 a night?! I wonder how much SM's rooms were, though they probably got a big group discount haha.
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 04:17 PM

WOW! You just experienced what I dreamed of. I dreamed of meeting tiffany in the elevator. Just the two of us. No managers, staff, other members. I didn't want to spend so much money on something like that at first but what you experienced was worth a lot more. You got to see most of SNSD up close and that's something most of us cannot afford and it's close to priceless. Unless maybe someone has connections.
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 07:38 PM

500 for the room was just simply worth it for this trip. This will be an amazing experience! You were so close to them! So close indeed!
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 08:21 PM

Dude, 500 dollars well spent! Meeting the girls up close in an elevator, I would have never imagined that. You're soo lucky for seeing them up close. ^ ^
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 08:45 PM

lol, when I read this I was like, dude ! you're so f'ing lucky ! oh gawd. How I envy you T_T to see them real close and natural.... 500$ is probably cheap for a couple of minutes of experience like this ....
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 04:08 PM

A whole fan account and not one exclamation mark?! Girrrrl, you just met practically all of SNSD! I feel like I should burst in excitement for you. :thumbup:
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 06:15 PM

Simply, some of the people I talk to on Twitter were so surprised at how calm I was. I was, of course, very excited, but shock took over. I never expected such things to happen to me lol.
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 07:49 PM

AHH, YOU EXPERIENCED WHAT EVERY SONE DREAMS OF EXPERIENCING,meeting all the girls is a million dreams come true but being so up close to them, is a billion dreams come true. I would probably be slapping myself a few times if i was in your situation to find out if this was a dream. I hope i experience this one day :)
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:07 PM

hehe $500/night but you had Sunny ran into you...that doesn't sound bad at all! I think the work you've done here must have earned you some good karma! :thumbup:
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Posted 28 October 2011 - 01:15 AM

wow your lucky you were in the same hotel as them. Yeah good thing you wandered off, you were lucky to have run into the girls, at least you didn't bug them for a autograph, I think the manager there would have chopped your hand off or something. hahaha!!
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Posted 28 October 2011 - 08:49 PM

ooh soo lucky, i was seriously laughing so much when i read 'wtfing at my luck' LOL
but anyways so worth it right, omg being in a elevator with the girls would be the best even if you cant really speak to them just standing next to them would be soo good haha
^^ thanks for sharing,
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Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:30 PM

MAKO!!!! amazing story once again. reading it was better than hearing you spazz over radio "Just Kitten" both were very awesome. your a SONE other SONEs look up too :P
if you interested i only have a small fan account, well my blog read it if you have a chance "One SONEs Story"

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scroll down to #5, i've realized my fan account is only at the bottom. the rest is me spazzing about SNSD :3

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 12:57 PM


The elevator stopped on the 41st floor again, and I was aggravated once again. That aggravation quickly disappeared when the elevator doors open up, and Sunny stood before me. Her and the manager look at me, and I just stood there, mentally “wtf’ing” at my luck. I, of course, had to make a poker face, or they probably would have gone down in another elevator.

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Unfortunately, it was time to check out, so I knew my luck had run out then. I was and still am okay with it. I mean, if you think about it, if I had taken the time to do anything else or even wait for my aunt, I wouldn’t have been on the same elevator as the girls. It was definitely worth the $500 spent for one night at the W Hotel, and you know what? If given the chance, I would do it again.


That's so sick, Mako- I heard your story on Cesca's radio, and I can't believe how absurdly lucky you were to chill in the elevator with them! You bumped Sunny, I got bumped into by Tiffany- we are practically neighbors, now! =0p
It's too bad we didn't really get to chill at all throughout the weekend; Midfish said he expected you to come up to me and ask me if I were him ((since we both had pink hair))! Alas, it didn't happen =0\

I'm glad your trip was so awesome and eventful- looking forward to the next time!
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 03:44 AM

so awesomely luckyyy!!. no words to describe the joy u bring to the story!!...
Hahaa it's also a pure example of Laws Of Interest :)
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 04:57 AM

yahh..you're the luckiest person ever...feeling happy n excited even just reading your story..i can imagine how happy n lucky you're...
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 05:03 AM

I should actually feel envious and jealous but in fact, I am happy for you! :banana: One in a million...congratulations!
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 06:45 AM

ooooooh my! you're so dang lucky!
sooo close to the them!

err so there're only you and Tae in the elevator?
uuukh I wish she can say 'hi' to me

btw thx for sharing this great experience! :D
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