~This is my last wish… Soon, my dream will vanish~

Journey Through River

What blocked this path is River! River! River!
A stretched-out River!
The fated River! River! River!
An ordeal River!




Yesterday, May 11th, 2013… I and my friend went to fX lifestyle X’nter…
We went there to have a breakfast and to see the JKT48 CD Single Album RIVER (Theater Version) sales opening day…

We arrived there around 09.30… went to find some food for breakfast…
We took a glimpse of the JKT48 There (where the sales was held)… there were already full of people… my friend took a photo from the lift…

WOI! It was still 09.30 and it’s already crowded! Seriously!

We ate breakfast (or I should say late breakfast) on Es Teler 77…
Around 11.50, after we finished breakfast, we went to queue line for buying that CD…

We though that the shop had already opened… but, it hadn’t been opened yet.
The official informed on the twitter time line that the sales would be opened at 11.00…
Seriously! It was almost 12.00 and it hadn’t been opened yet.

At the end they opened the shop around 12.20…
This is a photo that was taken by friend of mine… after we moved a bit from the long queue…

Full of people… crowded… hot…
I think I understand the true meaning of “RIVER”… the river of human that must be passed through…

We must place an order by filling the form for each person in the inner room…
Basically, the number of CD bought = the number of handshake event ticket got…

I picked Cindy Gulla and Nakagawa Haruka for the handshake event tickets…

Continuing walk for queue in the inner room after filling the form…
There were four sales counters… and each counter sit two JKT48 members and one staff…

The counter which I got was served by Ayana and Sonia (?)

During the transaction, I had a conversation with Ayana…


The translated conversation

Ayana: “Hello~!”

Me: “Hello~!”

–Ayana checked the form–

Ayana: “Onii-san… you like loli, don’t you?”

–I was shocked by unexpected question and frozen for a second–

Me: “I guess that’s not true…” I denied

Ayana: “Hee… but you do choose Cigull and Haruka”

–Pause a bit–

Ayana: “I wasn’t chosen… Onii-san, you’re meanie~!”

Me: “Next time, OK! I will buy one (the Ayana handshake ticket)”

Ayana: “Onii-san, you’re meanie~!”

Me: “Please, don’t be like that… Next time, OK…”

Ayana: “Onii-san, you’re meanie~!”

–after that, I got the CDs and left the counter–



She used expression something like this while saying “Onii-san, you’re meanie~!”… It’s sure very effective…

We finally finished buying CD, it was around 16.00… I could not believe that it took more than four hours… good thing that I brought the handheld console with me…
The condition when we arrived was as same as when we left… river of human…
Buying online is much more convenient…

Journey through river ended here…
After that we went to karaoke box because it was raining outside…



This is the photo of CDs and handshake tickets…

There was an improvement… the cover printing is better than earlier album printing…
But, I also got an apologize note that the track listing in the back cover is wrong…

2 responses

  1. Genichiro

    Wow, that line is serious business. Looks like the registration line for the Saturday of a big convention. 😄 I’m glad you were able to get what you wanted after the long wait. :3

    June 1, 2013 at 13:06

  2. papajahat.3gp

    Datsit.

    January 8, 2014 at 17:36

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