Please note that this event has been postponed.
I was literally catching my breath because my lungs were out of air already when I read about this tidbit. I have first known this via a tweet of a fellow JYJ fan. At first I was skeptical (because God knows how many rumors like this have existed and have been debunked, causing only false hopes to us fans T^T) but a day after, my sister, while wailing loudly, showed me this web page:
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[UPDATE (09/09/13)] Dates of the Event have been released!
Dates have finally been announced in the Asian Games site. As summarized by jyjphilippines.org:
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JYJ will perform “Only One” at the promotional roadshows of IAGOC, to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam, on October 24 and in Guangzhou, China, on November 21. They will also perform at the Asian Games Centennial Festival in Boracay, the Philippines, on November 28.
So I guess by this time we can already say that it is confirmed already, since OCASIA itself stated this on their site. *crossing fingers*.
Also, looking at the schedule of events of the site, this is what they have posted.
They indicated Boracay only in the venue of the festival. This gave me great hopes that this would be an outdoor event. One of my greatest worries here is that the ceremonial activities where JYJ will perfom would be held also in Shangrila Hotel too, and would be exclusive for participants and guests of the event. I don’t want to hope that much (even though I really can’t help it! x( ). As I’ve said, even if I don’t get to see them, I might as well just enjoy the beach because hey this is Boracay! Wohoo!
Strangely however, I haven’t heard on our local affiliates yet about this news. I’m still waiting for JYJ Philippines ,in particular, to publish news about this for the knowledge of their fans here in the Philippines. (UPDATE: They already did. Thank you for crediting me!)
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The package of rights picked up by the broadcaster also includes four other Asian Olympic events – this year’s Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games, the Asian Youth Games, next year’s Asian Beach Games in Phuket and the Asian Games Centennial Festival later this year in the Philippines.
Better sign up a subscription to Ten Sports now then. 😀 (though I’m not sure if this is catered by local cable companies).
On a side note,
To tease fellow Cassies about the much-awaited event this November, you may want to read on this article.
The Centennial Festival is a promotional activity for the Asian Games next year in Incheon. JYJ was chosen as ambassadors because the organizers believed they have the power to get the attention of people all over Asia. Just read between the lines folks. 😉
[published Oct. 25, 2013] Last week, Cojuangco [Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president] expressed fears that he might be compelled to scrap the event owing to financial trouble but a House bill resolution was passed recently, urging the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, Philippine Sports Commission and the Departments of Tourism and Trade and Industry to lend a helping hand.
I’m just glad everything is settled now. No worries everyone, the event is still pushing through this November!
[UPDATE (10/30/13)] JYJ Fanbase in PH works with AGCEF organizers, asks fans to respect the boys and the event
I am so happy to see movement from the fandom for this event next month. Fellow fans and the admins of jyjph.org have met with the people who are spearheading the AGCEF festivities offering their proposed projects for JYJ in the event.
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For all who are reading this and are going to Boracay for the event, as the JYJPH admins have stated themselves, please understand that the Music Gala, where JYJ is performing, is a formal event. It is not a KPOP concert. I know we are all excited to see the boys, but please avoid too much screaming during the performance (I am talking to myself also) and just enjoy the show. Also avoid stalking them around the island. We know what they think about stalker fans. Let’s show them that Filipino fans are different, and that we can respect them as people with private lives also.
I hope AGCEF organizers could grant those proposed projects (whatever it might be xD) by the JYJPH admins. This news got me all the more excited for the event! ♥（ﾉ´∀`）