Keeping their promise to come
back for bigger stage, the Children of Empire (ZE:A) once again invaded the
land of Malaysia by having their second showcase in Kenanga Wholesale City,
Kuala Lumpur. Organized by none other than our own Jazzy Group Companies, their
second showcase here was a complete success, attended by 2000 fans. As promised
by the boys themselves during the press conference in the morning, they are
going to rock on stage with eventful night and magnificent performance. They
also hinted the media that they will be also singing other artists' song, which
the memory of them singing Orange Caramel song two years ago comes into my
mind. Famous for their guerilla performances back in Korea, the boys sure
always have something kept under their sleeves. However, to the dismay of the
fans (especially me) not all nine of the members were able to come for the
second visit. Their very own leader, MOON JUNYOUNG due to health reason, was
absent and left the fans speechless. (I don't know if this is kind of thing
that they keep under their sleeves too).
Nonetheless, forgetting their
despair and broken-heartedness, the fans( when I said fans, kindly refer to me keke~)
compensated with their kick-off song from their latest album, Body 2 Body. A
dance groove, with killer moves (yes, it was a killer, I almost suffer from
pneumonia) they really heighten up the atmosphere for the night. Right after
that, the show continues with a cheerful number Watch Out and then Aftermath
before officially greet their fans. During a talk with the MC, they we're asked
to play pointing game where everyone needs to point to whoever they think fit
Question asked during pointing game:
Among the members, who eats a lot?
members unanimously pointing to Hyungshik and he in fact point it to himself
while saying he needs to eat a lot since he’s the tallest member. LOL
Of all members, who is the dirtiest?
a commotion during this question, some point at Siwan, and some to Kwanghee. But
then again, it was Hyungshik whom people voted, as he explains that he’s too
busy to clean himself XD
is the cheapskate among members?
they were pointing to each other( I’m glad they didn't break into a fight or else..)
then one of them ask fan to choose, then
they choose Kwanghee
ZE:A who is the crybaby?
fans and ZE:A themselves pointed at Taehun (yes, THE rapper) and the members
also added that their Moon leader is also a crybaby. lmao
The second part of the pointing
game was with the fans, the lucky fans whose number was picked by them will be
playing “cham cham cham” game with respective member. Those who won the game
against the boys were given a signed Spectacular CD, exclusive for them. For
the record, being the king of fanservice themselves, they purposely lose
against the fans to make them happy.
After coming back on stage with
expected exquisite stage outfit, they continued with Someday...Become A Star, a
soulful ballad track from their Spectacular album. The song is about dreams and
hopes of becoming a star, which truly touched the hearts of the audience and
surely made them teary eyes (I know tears is not the only fluid that gushing
out by looking at how hot they are in that outfit, glad they didn’t wear suits
or tux). Moving on with the fifth song of the night, they sang Never End
followed by heart-wrenching track, All Day Long.
Next up is another memorable day
for lucky fans who got picked by the 8 members. Those who were chosen to go up
on stage will together design a white t-shirt with one ZE:A member. Each member earnestly doodle the
t-shirt specially for their fans. In the meantime, while waiting for each other
to finish the customized t-shirt, Dongjun sang Forever Love to the fans, not forgotten
Kevin who also serenaded the fans with his soulful voice. To the surprise of
many, Minwoo too showing off his singing talent by belting out few notes from
their own track, Daily Daily.
The night continues with them
singing their promotion song, Heart For Two and their debut track, Mazeltov.
Reminiscing their first visit here, fans cheered wildly and their fanchant
filled the event hall and a louder chants echoed when they continued with their
most anticipated latest single, Phoenix. Their voice and dance move surely a
wonder, works like the tears from Phoenix (should read Harry Potter books to
know what's this mean). The last game session now take place where there were 6
types of games to be chosen by the members and their partner by doing an
archery. Kevin and his partner had to play a Korean traditional game and they
lost but that was the luckiest lost to Kevin’s partner because she got ZE:A’s
signed polaroids for each members T___T . Kwanghee, Minwoo, Hyungsik, Taehun
and Heechul maybe secretly planned to kill all the not so lucky fans who didn’t
get to be on stage with them by playing the staring contest. Each of them has
to face their partner and those who blink their eyes first will lose. Seriously
the boys reaction during the game could give me a major heart attack. While
maknae Dongjun serenade to his partner which fluttered this unlucky noona. Heol
siwan personally pointing his arrow to ‘palm pushing’? game. The naughty maknae
pushed him forward which made Siwan accidentally hugged his partner that cause
major injury to the other fans. Lol. All the lucky fans got to selca with the
boys on stage using their own camera. I just can say that : THIS DIRTY WORLD
WHO LOVES LUCKY PEOPLE ONLY.
prepared a surprise birthday celebration for Hyungsik which is 6 days earlier
than his birthday. However, the surprise that come up with two birthday cakes
and banners hold by fans written 'Happy Birthday Hyungsik’ lead the prince to
teary eyes and being calmed down by his members. (OTP overload here! LOL)
Towards the end of the night,
when the boys pretended to say goodbye obviously fans won't let them off
easily. After a loud cheering demand for encore, they once again showing their
special thanks and fanservice-to-die-for by singing My Only Wish. Closing up
the night with remix version of Body 2 Body mashed-up with world-sensation Oppa
Gangnam Style (this kinda killed my overflowing obsession towards my favourite
jam Body 2 Body to be honest, but since they even sing that song, anything for
you, ZE:A) . At approximately 10 pm, the curtain closed leaving the fans a
moment to treasure that will last until the next K-Pop event. Added to that,
this live showcase will be the last event organized by Jazzy Group for this
year. Thanks to Jazzy Group that this year is full with K-Pop events ~!! what a year!
A huge thanks to Jazzy Group
for bringing back ZE:A, TouchInSOL for the Doorgift (Moon Leader's Mask is so refreshing!
) and Kenanga Wholesale City
for an amazing night to remember!