My 36th Shutter: 21st Seoul Music Awards (Part 2)
Uncle Kim looked at his watch and said, “Okay kids, time to go! Bring along your personal belongings and that should be enough.” Uncle Kim said and we head towards the Awards venue.
Seoul Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium, KPOP stars are seen to be entering the venue to get prepared for the music award ceremony too. The awards show first began in 1990 and is held annually by Sports Seoul to recognize outstanding achievements in the Korean music industry.
BEAST went into their dressing room and they had to part with with the girls, “Oppa, we shall see each other later.” I said to DW before he walks in the dedicated room for BEAST.
DW gave me a hug and a kiss on my forehead, “I will miss you.” He said.
KK gave Chae Rin a kiss and said, “Baby, I am so glad that you three are going to be debuting.”
Chae Rin hugged KK, “Oppa, we shall shine together someday.” She said.
Their sweet promises would be fulfilled someday.
JH looked at Soo Ah, “Soo Ah, I will be looking forward to be collaborating with MyStiCal and having a rap duet with you.” He said.
Soo Ah smiled, “Ne oppa, me too. Oppa will be performing later right? We shall see each other soon, I will be looking forward to BEAST receiving the award later.” Soo Ah said.
JH ruffled Soo Ah's hair gently, “Ne, we are all looking forward to it too.” JH said.
And then BEAST went on to prepare, “All right girls, this is Rachel, she would be your manager.” Uncle Kim introduced us to our manager.
“You must be Min Ah, you are Chae Rin and you are the maknae Soo Ah, right? Nice to meet you three, this is my first time managing a group, I will do my best and become a trustworthy manager as well as a good unnie.” Rachel said smiling really friendly and sweet.
We nodded, “Unnie, we will be in your hands now.” I said, representing the group.
Uncle Kim then left and we girls also starts to get changed.
“Unnie, how old are you this year?” Chae Rin asked.
“I am 25 years old this year, older than you three by 6 years. Look how beautiful you three are now, MyStiCal hwaiting!” Rachel cheered us up with her nice-sounding sweet voice.
We smiled and went on with the make-up, Soo Ah don't really get used to being put on make-up by the make-up artist.
Chae Rin doesn't have the problem as she already got used to it, I don't really mind but I am still in the process of getting used to it.
“Shin, relax, it's nothing scary. ” Chae Rin tried saying words that would soothe Soo Ah's tensed up emotions.
We two held onto her hands, “Relax, we will be here with you. Rachel unnie is with us too, have faith.” I said.
Then, it all went on well.
CEO Hong came in later to speak to us.
We greeted him and we sat down on the sofa, “I am so glad that you three joined us. I am really excited and elated to be able to announce that you three will be under CUBE entertainment.” He said.
“We are honored.” I replied.
CEO Hong then said, “It will be pretty busy up ahead this month, there will be a lot of fan meeting and promotions going on. Soon, MyStiCal will be going into the recording room. I really love you three singing the song "Mythology", do you have the complete lyrics and music scores?” He asked.
“Ne, Soo Ah has completed the lyrics and both of us had finished with the composing of the music.” I replied.
CEO Hong looks pleased, “Very good. That will be the first hit song for your debut album.” He said.
“Is that really okay? I mean, it's just our own creation for our music project.” I asked.
“Why not?” CEO Hong asked, “You three are so talented, I am so glad to be the one who bring you three girls on stage.” He said.
Rachel unnie then came in the room after knocking, she was out there settling something urgent just now.
“Mr Hong.” She greeted and then spoke to us, “BEAST has got some technical problems, the audio for #On rainy days# is gone. And their performance is going to start in just three minutes.” Rachel said.
CEO Hong got worried too, we three were thinking of a solution too, “Why not we three play the instrumental music live?” I suggested.
Rachel nodded,signaling agreement, “Good idea Min Ah, you are worth the leader title.” She praised.
I shook my head, “Both of them gave me inspirations. We three each has a necklace which is of the same series. Soo Ah owns the guitar, I own the piano and Chae Rin had the violin.” I said.
“Unnie, Min Ah will need a keyboard, the piano would too much of a hassle. Min Ah brought her violin and I will need a guitar, I got my own guitar pick here.” Soo Ah said.
“Go prepare, you girls shall join BEAST at the backstage.” CEO Hong said and we moved on to the backstage.
“Oppa, how's the situation here?” I asked DJ.
DJ shook his head, “We will have to be going live then, without the background music.” He said.
Just then, a backstage crew came and told DJ something, DJ looked at the three of us and smiled, “Komawo.” He said.
Chae Rin came by and said, “We wouldn't let our sunbaenim be at a loss on such an important day,
don't worry, let's make this the first official performance together.” She said.
“Ne, let's do a cheer together!” We placed our hands together on each other's hands, “BEAST,MyStiCal, hwaiting(X3)” And then the live performance is just about to start.
Chae Rin held on to my violin, I am standing behind the keyboard and Soo Ah sat down on a chair with the guitar in her hands.
Just after the emcee announced BEAST, we played a short intro and I hinted DJ oppa to start singing.
It all went on well, luckily the three of us practiced this song before and the nine of us had got chemistry.
And after the performance ended, CEO Hong officially announced that the three of us would be debuting as MyStiCal under CUBE entertainment. And reporters started taking pictures of us, we just stayed smiling and then bowed before we get down the stage and went to our dedicated seats.
Soo Ah felt nervous, Chae Rin calmed her down by holding on her hands, “Shin, you did a great job.” Chae Rin said and I smiled to her too.
The award ceremony started and finally it's time for the Bonsang Awards.
“BEAST!” The MC announced and we all cheered along with the unnie-s from 4minute.
The three of us then went over to 4minute, we greeted them first and introduced, “Oh Min Ah, nice to see you again. That was an amazing performance just now. Chae Rin, Soo Ah, nice to meet you two as well. I am Hyuna and these are the rest of the members....” And Hyuna unnie introduced the rest of the 4minute unniedeul to us.
“I hope we would be able to work together just like how you three did with BEAST just now. It made me so jealous of the oppa-s now.” Hyuna said.
I smiled, “That would be our honor. Please excuse us, we would have to leave now.” I said and we greeted them again and left.
We went back to the backstage and took a rest, Rachel unnie brought us drinks.
“Congratulations girls, you all made it!” Rachel unnie was really happy that we all were now officially known to the public.
“Unnie, komawo.” We said.
Rachel then brings us around to visit the other Korean groups, it's Girls' Generation.
“Annyeonghaseyo.” We greeted. “Annyeong, step in.” Taeyeon unnie said with a friendly smile.
“How old are all of you? I heard that you three are still schooling isn't it?” Yoona unnie asked.
I nodded, “Ne unnie, we are all 19 years old this year.” I replied.
“We love your performance just now, the tune was just soothing and it's so perfect!” Sooyoung unnie commented.
“Kamsahamnida.” We three said. And then we went to greet APink sunbaenim-s and the other groups.
It was then we came to SHINee's room, Rachel unnie was SHINee's manager's good friend and hence we could make the visit. “Annyeonghaseyo.” We greeted when the door opens.
“Min Ah, is that really you?” Taemin oppa stood up from his seat. Minho oppa stood up as well, “Shin-ssi? Is that you?” He asked. “Come on in. ” Onew oppa invited us in.
We took a seat and started talking, “I never thought that you three would debut that fast. Min Ah, I thought you didn't like the idea of stardom?” Taemin asked.
I nodded, “I really didn't like the idea that much. But it's now a different case with two of my best friends with me.” I replied.
We had quite a short chat and it was then Minho oppa initiated a private conversation with Soo Ah.
Minho apologized for the notebook incident last time, Soo Ah shook her head, “Gwaenchana oppa, I have long forgotten that incident, don't feel bad about it okay?” Soo Ah said.
Minho nodded, “May I know your name?” He asked.
Soo Ah then realized Minho doesn't know her full name, “Mianhae oppa, I should have introduced myself. I am Shin Soo Ah, you may call me Shin in short.” She said.
“Shin Soo Ah, that's a very nice name.” Minho said.
“I heard that you are the rapper of your group, do you mind exchanging numbers?” Minho asked.
“Oppa, lend me your phone.” Soo Ah said and then she typed in her number into Minho's phone.
“Oppa, we shall see each other the next time.” Soo Ah said as she heard Rachel unnie said it's time to leave.
Minho looked at Soo Ah's silhouette as she leave the room and left him.
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