This year has been filled with so many highlights that involve my friends, and my favourite band.
The first thing started with a love and a dedication to a man who has inspired me to only air drum the shit out of my stationary, but alongside with his friends has given me a different perception to life. As I grow older with each passing day, I find a way to relate on a daily life, whether it be filled with sorrow, anger, or happiness, I can always relate to Linkin Park. It started with a trend:
#HappyBirthdayRobBourdon trended early in the morning for me – it was one of the best ways to celebrate his birthday. I had stayed up all night to work on the final touches to his birthday video. With uncertainty in mind that he would see it, social media shyness added to my doubts and worries, I posted it with the help of the participants and friends in various websites.
But after putting my phone down the next morning, overtired from converting the format into a different one and uploading the video from a different server than youtube, Rob tweeted to the participants and myself of his birthday video.
With tickets to Sydney Soundwave, Sydney LIVING THINGS with Stone Sour as support, I grabbed an extra chance to see them again with my friend Cass and it was her belated birthday present (late by a week or so) to see Linkin Park in Melbourne again for the final LIVING THINGS World tour. It was also the first time in my life I had the chance to meet Linkin Park, as I was sitting down at Soundwave eating my lunch when I received an email saying that I won a spot in Melbourne Meet and Greet.
My neon orange and a black fluffy legwarmers earned a reputation lately – as Mike Shinoda said it himself that he liked them. Guess it’s kind of random to see a fan at the front of the group photo with something out of the ordinary. It was much less to what I was planning to wear but it was good. With my t shirt signed that had Rob’s tweet on it, I was ecstatic when he signed it! He was overtired and looked exhausted so I didn’t push him to remember me, but that meant the world to me. Even more so when I told him about the incident about him throwing a drum stick at my face the night before and he had a conversation with me about it. I don’t know what was more exciting, meeting him or talking to him.
Then this happened today:
Yes that is me in the very front of the M and G in Melbourne with the fluffy leg warmers! Best thing to ever wake up to!
Thank you Linkin Park for making my year complete! (It’s only April – but still).
Thank you to my friends who have put up with my fangirling bullshit and helping me with my endeavors! Thank you for the support and guidance along the way. Without you guys, I wouldn’t have had the guts to do the things that I have done. I would love to embarrass the shit out of three very special friends that have got me where I am now –
Trixie from Germany, I wouldn’t know what to do without you! You’re the guidance I have when I have no light. We may fight, we may not get on along 100% a the time, but I freaking love you. I don’t even know how we met, but I feel like I have always known you – we are so alike in so many ways but at the same time we’re as equally as different as one another and that’s what makes us great friends.
Irene from USA, we met on Twitter on the LOST IN THE ECHO premiere when I kept thinking I broke the internet, but I feel like I’ve known you forever. Your words of Keep Calm and Love Rob minutes before meet and greet meant so much to me that I don’t have the words to describe how much you mean the world to me. You’ve supported me through thick and thin with all walks of life.
Karin from Japan, we met through the LIVING THINGS Scavenger Hunt and I never have felt a more personal connection with anyone before. You are my sister from another mother. Well you all are, but you have taught me many things about my country that I didn’t even know! And let’s admit it, lesbian comments do make friendships work.
Last but not least, (this sounds as corny as shit) but thank you Rob! You are such a sweet-hearted gentleman and it was a great privilege to meet such a sincere man. You may be shy as anything but you will always be my idol.