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*edited to add Part 2 and pictures/photos!

Raffles Hotel

Part 1: 28 June 2012, 2.00pm

Just came back from seeing the filming of Nazotoki wa dinner no ato de at Raffles Hotel!


This is like the 3rd time lucky really. The first time Yokoyama was here in Singapore for holiday but I didn't see him. Second time went over to Harbourfront Cruise Centre when there was a rumor of Nazodi cast/crew boarding but there wasn't any filming. And BINGO, 3rd time very lucky!!

Okay, so I was at Raffles Hotel at around 2pm today. The filming area is around a garden area near LV shop. It's pretty easy to spot cos’ there are many crew. My friends and I went to the 2nd floor to get a better view of the ground floor.

I saw Miyazawa Rie sitting in the garden shelter. Her back view was facing me. At first I thought that was Kitagawa Keiko cos' she was dressed in a really ladylike dress, like what Keiko dressed in the drama. There were some Japanese obasan who came to stand beside me so I started speaking to them. They told me that was Miyazawa Rie and they heard that Sho has arrived but they haven't seen him yet.

A close-up of Miyazawa Rie (first person from right) sitting down in the garden shelter

A zoom-out view of the filming area - the garden shelter

So I walked around the 2nd floor balcony (facing the garden) and suddenly like 1 minute later SHO-SAN APPEARED AND WALKED ACROSS THE BALCONY WHICH I WAS FACING OMG HE WAS LIKE LESS THAN 10 METRES AWAY FROM ME. (In my excitement I banged my arm against my poor friend beside me to prevent any squealing on my part xD)

Hmm, Sho looks exactly like how he looks like in Nazodi. The hair was center-parting, not the most flattering in my opinion haha. He was really very fair, like glowing in fair skin kind fufufu. He doesn't look very tall either. My friends (who aren't Sho fans but nice enough to accompany me cos' I didn't want to stalk alone) weren't impressed. BUT all of us agree that Sho definitely has the idol/star/celebrity feel, he walks with a VIP air/feel, or as the Chinese say 走路有风! And he's wearing his signature suit and glasses in Nazodi.

Sho looks something like the above~

After that Sho continued to walk towards a corridor which I can't see him. So we shifted to another part of the balcony. Then lo and behold, I saw Sho again 5 min later on the ground floor (I'm still up at the 2nd floor), seems like he's checking script or position with the staff.

So all in all, I think I've gotten really good looks of Sho-san for about 2-3 minutes combined? I feel like I've won a SGD$1000 lottery (cost of Arashi concert ticket) today, yosh!!!!

It’s a pity that I didn’t manage to get any photos of Sho. The staff were really strict (kept asking us to stop taking photos) cos the Japanese obasan kept taking photos…and the staff were really upset. Anyway I only had my iPhone, which isn’t fantastic for taking photos.

For those of you in Singapore who have yet to see him, good luck and there is still the rest of today and tomorrow :)

Oh and IMPORTANT tip! Please keep quiet while they're filming and don't (obviously) take any photos. That will greatly decrease your chance of being chased away by the staff.


Part 2: 28 June 2012, 7.00pm

Okay, I went back to Raffles Hotel again after hearing that Sho was still there for the filming. I wanted to see Keiko as I've always wondered if she is as pretty in real life as on TV :P

Saw about 50 fans, all female, around different areas near the garden shelter at the ground floor (the filming area). There were some Japanese fans too - some are mummies who brought their children with them wow. There were still many crew around and even about 1 or 2 hotel managers who came out to tell the fans to keep away from the filming area. Sadly to say, the area which was cornered off was huge and we can't see anything much.

Met up with some friends and they advised me to go up to the 2nd floor corridor, facing the garden shelter. The staff guarding the corridor actually let fans walk past the corridor but the rule is that we cannot stop walking till we cross the corridor.

So my friends and I walked across the corridor twice. The first time I saw Sho standing inside the garden shelter, it was a film break. He was sort of twirling around (standing at the same spot and turning around), cute! :P

The second time, Sho was still standing up. I walked slower and closer to the side of the corridor facing them. I got a clear view of Sho (about 15 metres?) and had a good look of his attire. He was wearing a suit, bow tie and a black and dark purple striped cummerbund. So his attire looks something like the following (except the cummerbund colour- I can't find a black and purple striped one). Though I was still unimpressed with his hair haha, I must say he looks pretty smart in his suit! :D

What Sho's attire looks like

Now what came after was quite a shock. Previously I heard from my friends that Keiko is filming with Sho - the lady, who is back facing the corridor, with bun-up hair wearing a white cheongsum looking gown/dress. She turned around while I was still walking and I got a good look at her face and I'm pretty positive that she's Miyazawa and not Keiko.

What Miyazawa Rie's face looks like with bun-up hair

However, till now I've friends who said that the lady is Keiko instead. It remains a mystery as to who was the actress there, hahaha!

I left after the 2 walks. My friends who stayed till the end (filming ended around 7.45pm) said that Sho actually waved to the fans after the filming was done. He waved with a smile as he walked back to the (dressing) room. お疲れ様でした、翔さん!(^.^)/

And here are some photos taken by my friends @loveinsnow and E-san (who wish to remain anonymous) of the garden shelter (the filming area) ;)

Looking forward to another lucky day tomorrow and thanks to all my friends for the repo!♥

Date: 2012-06-28 07:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
As I said, DAMN COOL OMG. This, along with Nylon Ueda pics, is the highlight of today for me :DD

I wonder where they are filming tomorrow. On the cruise?

Date: 2012-06-28 07:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
SO EXCITING!! and i am freaking excited now

Date: 2012-06-28 08:16 am (UTC)
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Date: 2012-06-28 08:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

i also wanna see him in person... 2-3mins also fine... T.T

Date: 2012-06-28 08:44 am (UTC)
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Date: 2012-06-28 04:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
those fans taking photos, all jap aunties. -.- us sg fans soo damn well-behaved lorh, kept shushing even teh passerbys who asked wat was going on. xP

got this bitch, asked fking loudly who he is, name, from where, are they good. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?! SHUT UP AND GET LOST, BITCH! fking fake accent summore. think we dunno u only purposely try to get noticed arh?! knsccb...

xD and one girl brought her bf along juz nice when ending. he asked, "who is he?" GIRL, DUMP HIM. DUMP HIM NOW.


Date: 2012-06-28 08:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww how lucky is you!!

Date: 2012-06-28 08:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i'm so envy you~
you're sooooo lucky!

Date: 2012-06-28 08:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
omg how luckyyy! <3

Date: 2012-06-28 09:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OMG!!! U're so lucky!! (*O*)
DO u know where they'll be filming tomorrow?

Date: 2012-06-28 09:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"He was really very fair, like glowing in fair skin kind fufufu. "

Nyaa ♥ I am so jelly xD~ He must look gorgeous hehehe.
Thank you for sharing!

Date: 2012-06-28 10:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Lucky Girl ^^'

Date: 2012-06-28 11:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So lucky^^
Like hitting a 100M lottery for sure (for me :P )!
Am not seeing him directly like you, but seeing him in Nazo Di DVD, when he walked to the set only with his shirt (not with jacket to cover up), I thought he was really skinny n fair! Even when he stood up with staffs/director, he still looked so fair! Yes, fair. I guess, idol/celebrity is treating their skin very delicate ne, but am not compalining coz the result is sooooo drooling huehehehehe.
.......I can't imagine with the rest of the others....Nino, Ohchan, Aiba-chan, n Jun-kun...!

Date: 2012-06-28 01:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You are so damn lucky!!! I wish I could see him that close...
Thanks for sharing...

Date: 2012-06-28 01:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Stumbled across your report on twitter. Wow, really jealous now. Was in the area today but couldn't find anytime to get away to Raffles Hotel. I think I wouldnt be able to get over it my whole life if i every saw sho-kun 10m away!!! Thanks for sharing. The thought of him stepping on the same 'singapore-land' is enough to make me happy already!

Date: 2012-06-28 01:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] re so lucky!!!!
i am so jelly now huhu XD
thank you for sharing ♥

Date: 2012-06-28 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Really happy for you! ::D This is such a rare chance!
Also - and, no, I don't have the right to say this - thank you for being conscientious of the shooting. I'm not from SG, but I think the staff and SS really just want to get their shooting done properly, without much fuss. So thank you for being so considerate! ::D
I hope you see him again, and thank you for this wonderful report!

Date: 2012-06-28 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
awwww so lucky! I wish i can see him up close too!!!
sighh those few minutes sure worth a lot!!!

"doesn't look very tall" *dies laughing
but I sure have to agree! he sure has the star aura surrounding him when he walks out!
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Date: 2012-06-28 05:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks for the report ^O^
Reading it again and again ^^

Date: 2012-06-29 02:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks for your report. You were so lucky to have such a closeup view of Sho-kun!!

Fyi Miyazawa Rie also appeared in Sho-kun's TBS drama SP Blackboard part 1 back in April. I wont spoil the plot for you.

Date: 2012-07-02 12:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks for Ur report! So lucky to have seen sho.
I heard rumours abt filming next week, do u know Arnd the approx time to wait for him, I'm not so lucky I didn't get to see him on Sunday. He alr went back :"(

Date: 2012-07-02 05:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hmm weibo seems to have lots of news but I ant make an account - -
Have been stalking everyday didn't even know they came. fail D;

Date: 2012-07-02 07:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Cause I'm working full time I can't just go down that's the sad part. My friend went down on fri and saw him at Habourfront so lucky.
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