When I arrived at the Tavern on the Square, the presscon was already over. Then I suddenly saw my friend who was invited at the presscon. We hurriedly went to the first floor of Greenbelt 3 for the Tree Lighting. After 20 minutes of waiting, The Pretty came before my eyes and my world literally stopped for a while. I just stood where I was standing for about 10 seconds and just gazed at him with so much awe. He was wearing a black shirt, a denim jeans and his old, faded brown shoes. God, he loves those pair. He's so beatiful beyond words, he's slim, he's so tall and he does not have any fat on his face. He's simply stunning.
Then he went over the big Christmas Tree and started to fix his pants and undies. Hello, gumalaw kaya si package! Bwahaha! I was like, "Constantine, don't do that in public!"
The short ceremony started at exactly 5 pm. Then the host properly made some introduction and said "...the tree will be lighted and the best person to do it is none other than Constantine Maroulis, himself, from the American Idol. Then, an uproar filled the place. During the ceremony, there were so many people taking pictures of him and he was making his dorky and funny poses amidst his tired face and body. Then we were like "Constantine, over here..." Then he looked at our side and flashed his big smile and friendly gestures. He was so upbeat! I just love him!
Then with all guts, I yelled, "Constantine, can you please sign this(referring to my KQ cd) ?" Oh, my, god, that was so embarassing...It was like hearing my voice echoing at the mountain...and I will never, ever do that again during my lifetime. He looked at me and said, "Sure, sure..but we will have time for that!"
Then the host asked him to choose among the christmas trees' ornaments for him to place at the tree. While he was choosing the ornament that he likes, his serene face was just like 12 inches away from mine. His face was so close that I could kiss it anytime. lol. Then, he chose a red ornament and placed it on the tree. My friend suddenly told me, "Athan is just at our back. Go talk to him!" Then I looked at my back, and there I saw a gorgeous, tall, thin and good-postured man, wearing a mint green rollled long-sleeves polo and a black Levis jeans, by the name of Athan. I waved at him and he waved back. I approached him with courage and said, "Hi! Athan. Welcome to the Philippines! How was your trip?" He replied, "It was nice!" Then I said, "Can you please sign this?" He said, "Sure!" I handed over him the cover of my KQ CD and he signed it. He was so pleasant and accomodating. He's so wonderful! I shook his hand and it was kinda rough. Beside him was Jason. Oh.My.God!!! He.is.so.gorgeous.too.and.shy!!! I also shook his hand and it was soft.
While I was having an encounter with Athan and Jason, my friend relayed to me that Constantine took a picture with a small boy. I wasn't able to witness it but it's just good to know that he truly loves kids.
The next thing I remember, we were counting down from 10 to 1 before the official lighting of the tree. At 1, Constantine turned the switched on and there was light. He made a short speech, "This is an early Christmas...Please watch me this week...and let's rock!" An uproar was again heard. The host said, "Can you please sing a line from your famous rendition of..." The crowd chorused, "Bohemian Rhapsody!!!" Then the place was surrounded by his beautiful and infallible voice while singing, "Mama...oooh...oooh...didn't mean to make you cry. If I'm not back again this time tomorrow...carry on, carry on..." Just perfect!
My stalking didn't end there...another set of presscon was held at the 3rd floor of Greenbelt 3. While my friends and I were waiting outside the venue, we saw Athan and Julliana coming towards our direction. I yelled, "Athan!" He looked at us and said, "Hi, how are you?" I replied, "We're fine! How about you?" but I wasn't able to hear his response. They were buying bread and coffee. What made me laugh was when he put the 6 inches long bread that he bought inside his polo's side pocket. He's such a dork too!
Because my friend was so shy to make him sign her kQ cd and since my decency was diminished by 10% because of this whole hysteria, I approached him again and said "Hi, I approached you a while ago...this is my friend <insert friend's name>" He said, "I'm Athan!" Oh please...we already know your name.
I shook his hand again and it's really rough. Good Lord, I didn't forget my manners and was able to say hi to Julliana and shook her hand, as well. She's nice and pretty although she looked tired. I said to Athan, "Can you please sign this for my friend?" He said, "Oh sure!" Then he placed his coffee on the table and I said, "Oh, sorry for that." He said, "Oh no, it's ok!" I gave her my tech-pen and said, "Will this spread?" I said, "Oh, no, it's ok!" Then he signed the cd and left.
After a few minutes, we saw Constantine coming from the door, surrounded by a strict security. We run so fast to follow him for his autograph but the security blocked us. But Constantine was still posing while my friend was videotaping him. Then he was directing us to pass at his side to sneak from the security but to no avail. When he and his team were inside the elevator, they were all waving and Constantine was still making his dorky poses for some pictures.
That ends my story and I hope you all like it!